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by | March 18, 2018 | 00:19

The latest news coming from Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington is giving cause for certain optimism, but it is still far too early to say that the Korean nuclear crisis, perhaps the most risky global confrontation since the Cold War, has been overcome.

by | March 18, 2018 | 00:18

Russian Federation has called the charges " groundless accusations " and says British authorities have refused to provide samples of the nerve agent used. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov slammed Johnson's remark in a comment to CNN. Russian Federation denies involvement and said the accusations against Mr Putin were "shocking and unforgivable".

by | March 17, 2018 | 23:23

On Friday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was overwhelmingly likely that Mr Putin himself had made the decision to use a military-grade nerve toxin to strike down former spy Skripal. Russia has now denied that any program under the name Novichok ever existed, despite the evidence presented two decades ago by the Russian scientist Vil Mirzayanov, who revealed its existence after becoming concerned it violated Russia's commitments to the Chemical Weapons Convention.

by | March 17, 2018 | 23:13

A boat that sank off a Greek island while smuggling migrants or refugees left at least 14 people dead Saturday, while a search and rescue operation was ongoing to locate more people believed missing. "The latest tragedy at Agathonisi underlines in the worst and saddest way that human life can not depend on the interests of smugglers, nor on the "policies" of states", Greek Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas said.

by | March 17, 2018 | 23:05

United States government officials on Thursday accused Russian hackers of attacking key US infrastructure across a wide range of industries, including aviation, nuclear and its electric grid. Trump has faced fierce criticism in the U.S. for doing too little to punish Russia for the election meddling and other actions, and special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians, an allegation the president denies.

by | March 17, 2018 | 23:01

Russian Federation also said it was halting the activities of the British Council, Britain's global organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, across the country. On Friday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was overwhelmingly likely that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself had made the decision to use a military-grade nerve toxin to strike down Mr Skripal.

by | March 17, 2018 | 22:50

Five years after the brutal rape and murder of Nirbhaya, Devi had recently said she still lives in the pain of losing her daughter. "When I look at (Nirbhaya's mother), her physique is very very nice". She was with a friend who was left brutally injured in the incident. "A strong law needs to be formulated and mind set of everyone, be it a politician or a common man, needs to be changed", Devi had said on the fifth anniversary of the incident in December 2017.

by | March 17, 2018 | 22:45

Britain this week ordered 23 Russian diplomats to leave the country, saying that Russia was not cooperating in the case of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, both found March 4 poisoned by a nerve agent that British officials say was developed in Russia.

by | March 17, 2018 | 22:28

WPLG, the ABC affiliate in South Florida, reports that the Broward County Sheriff's Office has released the video of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Resource Officer Scott Peterson on the day of the mass shooting. Video of what happened inside the school was not released. The images do not show the carnage that Nikolas Cruz , 19, carried out with an assault rifle .

by | March 17, 2018 | 22:26

The British ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow was summoned for talks with the Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday. "But London must understand that this will not do anything, it is useless to talk with Russian Federation with such methods", Dzhabarov was quoted as saying by the state news agency RIA Novosti.

by | March 17, 2018 | 22:11

FIGG Engineering, the company that designed the bridge, said they have more than 230 bridges across the USA and they had never seen this type of collapse . Workers hoped to free them by Saturday night, Perez said. There is still a possibility that there will be more victims as crews continue the painstaking process of removing the rubble.

by | March 17, 2018 | 22:00

He said that Britain had expelled the Russian diplomats after Moscow had failed to explain how the nerve toxin had got to Britain. "Immediately, a new spiral of anti-Russia campaign has surfaced embodied in statements of the United Kingdom prime minister", she said.

by | March 17, 2018 | 21:37

The father-daughter are still critically ill. Moscow summoned Britain's ambassador Laurie Bristow on Saturday to tell him of the expulsions. "But we will always do what is necessary to defend ourselves, our allies, and our values against an attack of this sort, which is an attack not only on the United Kingdom, but upon the global rules-based system, on which all countries, all countries including Russian Federation, depend for their safety and security".

by | March 17, 2018 | 21:06

Addressing the media at party office here, Mr Chaudhary said public has rejected BJP at the crucial seats of Gorakhapur and Phulpur seats in bypoll elections. "I don't think the by-election results are a referendum on Yogi's government", Shah said. Earlier this week, the BJP lost both Phulpur and Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seats, to SP candidates backed by the BSP .

by | March 17, 2018 | 21:04

Theresa May speaks with an officer as she visits the city where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent last week. On Friday, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was "overwhelmingly likely" that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered the nerve agent attack .

by | March 17, 2018 | 20:57

In an earlier attempt to drive armed opposition groups out, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government imposed a tight siege on Eastern Ghouta back in 2013 - shortly after it fell under rebel control. The UNHCR office in Syria's capital confirmed that there are three shelters in the Damascus area where people from Eastern Ghouta are arriving to - Dwier, Hejelleh and Adra.

by | March 17, 2018 | 20:29

The talks were to continue on Friday. Yun, who stepped down as USA special representative for North Korea policy, said he welcomed the planned May meeting between Trump and Kim . We have right now 32,000 soldiers on the border between North and South Korea. Global media have speculated that Sweden could either help set up a proposed summit , or be a potential location if a tete-a-tete were to be confirmed.

by | March 17, 2018 | 20:20

But the country's powerful security services still seem to be supporting the Afghan Taliban, the official said, most likely because it sees the Taliban as aligned with Islamabad's interest in keeping India from influencing Afghanistan. " Kabul is our main effort right now, to harden Kabul , to protect the people of Kabul and the global community that are here because of the strategic impact that has and the importance to the campaign", Nicholson told reporters on Wednesday.

by | March 17, 2018 | 20:17

Sweden has had diplomatic relations with North Korea since 1973 and is one of few Western countries with an embassy in Pyongyang. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha visited Washington on Thursday and met with senior USA lawmakers and President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka.

by | March 17, 2018 | 20:12

Russian Federation said Saturday it would expel 23 British diplomats and close a British consulate following London's "provocative" measures over the poisoning of a double agent that has triggered an escalating war of words. When asked by Sky News whether Russia had destroyed all its chemical weapons in line with the internationally recognised Chemical Weapons Convention, Russian diplomat, Alexander Shulgin said: "Absolutely".

by | March 17, 2018 | 19:34

Shortly after Berezovsky's death, Glushkov told The Guardian that he was also a target of the Russian government. The Daily Telegraph leads with the death of Mr Glushkov, who was the right-hand man of Boris Berezovsky , once Vladimir Putin's fiercest rival, who died in 2013.

by | March 17, 2018 | 19:28

The UN says the funds will help about 1.3 million people. The UN adviser on preventing genocide says all information he has received indicates the Myanmar government meant to cleanse Rohingya Muslims from Rakhine state and possibly even destroy them "which, if proven, would constitute the crime of genocide".

by | March 17, 2018 | 19:22

Questioning Kejriwal's hurry for tendering an "unconditional apology" to Majithia, Punjab Congress vice-president and MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said that it does not exonerate SAD leader "of the crime of patronising and promoting drug trade in Punjab and he already stood guilty in people's court".

by | March 17, 2018 | 19:15

Stormy Daniels is trying to overturn a secrecy deal she signed days before the 2016 election so she can reveal bombshell details about their alleged affair - which she said began in 2006. They are now attempting to remove this case in order to increase their chances that the matter will ultimately be decided in private arbitration, behind closed doors, outside of public view and scrutiny.

by | March 17, 2018 | 19:00

Sweden acts as diplomatic representative in North Korea for the United States, which has no embassy there, and has helped with the release of U.S. citizens held by the reclusive state. She said that South Korea is prepared for the long haul andits approach will be with "clear eyes, nerves of steel and a clear goal inmind". Ri's delegation arrived at Stockholm Arlanda Airport around 6 p.m.