by | March 20, 2018 | 07:40

The outcome in Sunday's vote is so certain that authorities are investing in get-out-the-vote efforts to ensure a decent turnout. Since he took the helm in Russia on New Year's Eve 1999 after Boris Yeltsin's surprise resignation, Putin's electoral power has centered on stability, a quality cherished by Russians after the chaotic breakup of the Soviet Union and the "wild capitalism" of the Yeltsin years.

by | March 20, 2018 | 07:37

Ironically, the man who orchastrated that massive upset, UMBC coach Ryan Odom, spent one season as head coach at Lenior-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., a Division II school and a member of the South Atlantic Conference. Not only did the University of Maryland-Baltimore County become the first men's No. 16 seed to win a game, but it also almost doubled down on its lucky number and became the first one to reach the Sweet 16 .

by | March 20, 2018 | 07:26

North Korea has been notified of the schedule "as well as the defensive nature of the annual exercises". The Korean talks led to a visit this month by a South Korean delegation to Pyongyang for a meeting with the North Korean leader. Before that, in April, Kim Jong-un will be meeting South Korean President Moon Jae-in, which is going to be the third such summit ever of the countries' leaders.

by | March 20, 2018 | 07:25

Ghani said he would also try to get Taliban leaders removed from worldwide terrorist lists, as well as provide them with passports to allow them to travel freely. Mohammed Zaman, the provincial police chief for Ghazni province, says the attack late Saturday set off a two-hour gunbattle. The ISI has instructed Taliban to hire personnel of the Afghan National Army and get into a joint operation to carry out insider attack at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan, said ...

by | March 20, 2018 | 07:12

Mr Navalny's opposition movement and the non-governmental election monitor Golos reported ballot stuffing, repeat voting and Putin supporters being bussed into polling stations en masse. And on election day, it was clear that there were efforts to encourage turnout, although it was unclear if they were officially supported. However, Mr Putin's victory came after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Russian Federation had been perfecting and building up stocks of Novichok, the nerve agent ...

by | March 20, 2018 | 06:47

The state of emergency was declared on March 6 after violent clashes broke out in Kandy. "Returned from a very successful tour of Japan, that brings many short and long terms benefits to us". The country has witnessed a rise in anti-Muslim attacks since 2012, with hard-line Sinhala Buddhist groups turning increasingly antagonistic towards minority Muslims, who make up about 10% of Sri Lanka's population.

by | March 20, 2018 | 06:16

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who also holds the rotating chair of the African Union this year, said China has made remarkable achievements under Xi's leadership, with the Chinese people's livelihood improved and China's worldwide influence enhanced.

by | March 20, 2018 | 04:32

Lee, who was president from 2008 to 2013, is accused of accepting bribes worth about 11bn won (£7.4m) from South Korea's national intelligence agency and businesses, reportedly including Samsung. The case resurfaced in February when former Samsung Group Vice Chairman Lee Hak-soo confessed that his company helped pay $3.7 million in legal fees to Akin Gump for the USA law firm's work done on behalf of DAS, a auto parts maker that the prosecution believed was actually controlled by Lee ...

by | March 20, 2018 | 04:23

July 26, 2017. We've asked Facebook for comment and will let you know if it can confirm or deny the move. It would "look bad" for him to leave, the sources said. "This Facebook data was not used by Cambridge Analytica as part of the services it provided to the Donald Trump presidential campaign; personality-targeted advertising was not carried out for this client either", it said in a statement.

by | March 20, 2018 | 04:08

PM Modi himself said that his government will double farmers' income. Hitting out at the Modi government for not creating enough jobs, Manmohan Singh said that Modi promised to "provide two crore jobs, we have not seen even 2 lakh jobs". Lauding the Congress veteran, Sidhu said the economy galloped like an Arabian horse under his watch as the prime minister. "The defense expenditure of our country is no more than 1.6 per cent of our GDP".

by | March 20, 2018 | 04:04

Pro-Russian politicians from the Balkans have congratulated Vladimir Putin after he won more than 74 per cent of the vote in Sunday's presidential elections - while leaders of some other Balkan countries more closely aligned with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation remained silent.

by | March 20, 2018 | 03:42

While India, China and the European Union are among 17 countries that formally protested against the duty action, the issue may be raised at the informal WTO meeting on Tuesday as well, officials indicated. "The US wants some upgrade and reforms (in the WTO) and the conversations with the USA are going on", Azevedo told the reporters on the sidelines of the informal meeting where around 50 WTO members participated in discussions.

by | March 20, 2018 | 03:36

Fresh from a trip in Zimbabwe and Mozambique to meet his counterparts over the weekend, Ramaphosa scheduled his third trip to an African country as President to Rwanda. As the meeting broke for lunch on Monday, it still wasn't clear exactly how many states would sign, but an official involved in the negotiations said it was "a good number" and that he was optimistic.

by | March 20, 2018 | 03:32

As much as I hate the possibility, and hate saying it, it's not that insane when you think about our ongoing struggle to reach gender balance - even within the same household. It may not be universally true or easy to hear, but yes, it's a dynamic still at play in our society. 'Thirty per cent of the people that voted for Donald Trump had voted for President Obama.

by | March 20, 2018 | 03:24

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been unanimously elected to a second term, days after the lifting of presidential term limits allowed him to stay in office indefinitely. Liu, a Xi confidant, has a deep understanding of the country's economic issues and is an emerging star in Chinese politics. Lawmakers last Sunday also named Yang Xiaodu as National Supervision Commission chief, Zhou Qiang as Supreme People's Court president and Zhang Jun to become procurator-general of the Supreme People's ...

by | March 20, 2018 | 03:17

Many people on Twitter began to share their thoughts on the fake Homer Simpson licence. The force said the "driver's vehicle was seized and he was reported for driving with no insurance and driving without a proper licence". A quick fact-check does confirm Homer indeed lives at 742 Evergreen Terrace and not 28 Springfield Way USA . One user pointed out the correct address for The Simpsons family.

by | March 20, 2018 | 02:38

Putin , who has extended his power until at least 2024 and is already Russia's longest-serving leader since Stalin, ruled out remaining president for life. "The European Union takes extremely seriously the United Kingdom government's assessment that it is highly likely that the Russian Federation is responsible", the ministers said in a joint statement .

by | March 20, 2018 | 02:32

The lawsuit says a vehicle swerving to avoid the falling concrete struck Hepburn. Many of their vehicles were flattened and left unrecognizable. "The tragic failure and collapse of the pedestrian bridge at FIU is the subject of an active and ongoing investigation led by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as well as local and state law enforcement investigations".

by | March 20, 2018 | 02:26

An official in Pakistan's restive Mohmand Agency, Younus Khan, said two workers from the seven-member polio vaccination team went missing after the attack but later returned unharmed. On the other hand, PPP Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari said the polio workers are the nations' heroes and anyone attacking them was the enemy of the country.

by | March 20, 2018 | 02:22

Thackeray added, "India got its first independence in 1947, second in 1977 (after the post-Emergency election) and 2019 can bring a third independence if India becomes Modi-mukt", the MNS chief said. "He should understand that the times have changed and the people are interested in constructive politics". "If Raj Thackeray knows in advance about riots, then he and his party should not have hidden the information from the government", Kelkar said.

by | March 20, 2018 | 02:15

The BSP leader, who is seen to be the biggest gainer in the by-polls, predicted that the BJP will be in bad condition in general elections in 2019. Rajbhar, however, said he had not talked to either the SP or the BSP. "Whatever I have said is right, and I still stick to it", Adityanath, who is also a mahant of the Gorakhnath Temple, said, when a media-person asked about his choice of words.

by | March 20, 2018 | 01:56

The police had alleged that the Talwars were furious after finding their daughter in a compromising position with Hemraj, but offered no evidence. Aarushi , 14, and Hemraj were found murdered at the Talwars' Jalvayu Vihar home in Noida on 16 May 2008.

by | March 20, 2018 | 01:35

House districts; earlier Monday, a three-judge panel sitting in Harrisburg refused to issue a preliminary injunction in a separate suit filed by several of the state's incumbent Congressmen. The panel said the senators have only two votes in their chamber, calling that "inadequate as a matter of law to allow a lawsuit premised on an institutional injury to the General Assembly".

by | March 20, 2018 | 01:32

Corker said last week that he did not know Pompeo, and might have met him only once. The president fired Tillerson on Tuesday in a Twitter message. US Senator Lisa Murkowski called the measure a "big deal" in her home state of Alaska at the CERAWeek conference, saying there were concerns about how the tariffs would affect the building of an 800-mile pipeline to transport natural gas from the North Slope to a proposed liquefaction facility at Nikiski.

by | March 20, 2018 | 01:30

At a polling station in central Moscow near the House of Government, the workplace of the Russian Prime Minister, employees of a construction firm told CNN that the company's management provided transportation to the polls early Sunday.