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France to present first statutory rape law


According to a report by Le Figaro newspaper, Minister of Solidarity and Health, Agnès Buzyn has said that by setting a legal age of sexual consent, it would allow for a "collective awareness" and that it would also become clear, what was "legal and illegal" to everyone. Read More »

What's fresh at McDonald's? The beef in some burgers


The fast-food giant reports in a Tuesday, March 6 news release that it will expand the fresh beef cooked when ordered operation to all of its locations in the early May. McDonald's is hoping that the change to its Quarter Pounders will draw in more customers. The Illinois-based McDonald's fresh beef launch has been in the works for more than four years, helped along by Joe Jasper, who has been with the company for more than 40 years, CNBC reported. Read More »

Donald Trump's steel tariffs a 'crazy idea': Conference Board of Canada


Trump says he's "not backing down". U.S. stocks rebounded on Monday as Wall Street cast off worries about a looming trade war to help the Dow Jones Industrial Average break a four-day losing streak. Referring to the EU threat of counter measures, Mr Trump said any retaliatory measure by the EU will lead to the imposition of tariff on European cars to the US. Read More »

Nashville mayor resigns after affair with bodyguard, pleading guilty to felony theft


Forrest has resigned from the department. Barry pleaded guilty to felony theft of property over $10,000. Barry and Forrest made 10 trips together with no one else from the Mayor's office in attendance. As Nashville Public Radio reported , since then "multiple investigations have been ramping up in recent weeks about whether Forrest and Barry broke any laws". Read More »

2872 terrorists 'neutralized' in Afrin op: Turkey


Turks have said the offensive could extend to Manbij and beyond. President Erdogan added that 41 Turkish soldiers have been killed since the start of the operation in Afrin. The ministry said in a statement that top diplomats of the Astana process' three guarantor countries would assess the results of their collaboration and identify common steps. Read More »

Russia: No information on ex-intelligence officer collapse in UK


Temporary assistant chief constable Craig Holden said that the pair were believed to have been known to each other and were in a critical condition. "It is too early to say whether it is certain or not, but it certainly bears all the hallmarks of a Russian attack", he said. Wiltshire Police said: 'At this stage it is not yet clear if a crime has been committed and a multi-agency response has been co-ordinated. Read More »

Watchdog agency: Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act


Office of Special Counsel said on Tuesday. In a letter to President Trump , Special Counsel Henry Kerner said Conway "impermissibly mixed official government business with political views" when she gave television interviews on CNN and Fox late a year ago, taking sides in Alabama's special election for the Senate . Read More »

Sri Lanka ask India to bat in T20I tri-series opener

Aljazeera reports that police said on Monday, March 5, that there had been riots and arson attacks since the weekend in Kandy district. Muslims in Sri Lanka account for the country's 10% population, while the Buddhists and Sinhalese make up almost 75% of population. Read More »

Trump was talking about call from South Korea in vague Gridiron remarks


North Korea later sent athletes to the Olympics, as well as a high-ranking delegation that included Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong. The U.S. and North Korea have been at loggerheads since the Korean War ended without a peace treaty nearly 65 years ago, and Kim's government has repeatedly said nuclear weapons are necessary to deter any U.S. Read More »

Donald Trump Drops $400 Million on Forbes Billionaires List


Thanks to a $39.2 billion jump in his net worth this past year, the Amazon CEO took top billing on Forbes' list of billionaires for the first time. Thanks to a 59-percent rise in Amazon shares over the past 12 months, Bezos nearly doubled his fortune, taking it to $120 billion, way ahead of Gates's $90 billion - the biggest gap ever between the number one and two spots, Forbes said. Read More »

Aston Martin Valkyrie gets insane 1100-horsepower AMR Pro model


Maybe not legal Formula racing, but it's about as F1 as you can get without a prescription. What is known is that the auto weighs only 1,000 kg (2,205 lb) and creates more downforce than it weighs. Aston is still holding back on the full - and undoubtedly nutty - performance stats, but we are assured that even in the "high-downforce" configuration, this AMR Pro can hit 225mph, and hit lateral acceleration of more than 3G. Read More »

No single party wins majority in Italian general election, exit polls say

The ruling Democratic Party and its centre-left coalition is expected to end up with just 107-127 seats. With votes counted from more than 75% of polling stations, it looked nearly certain that none of Italy's three main factions would be able to rule alone and there was little prospect of a return to mainstream government, creating a headache for the European Union. Read More »

Tottenham upbeat on Juventus showdown


Tottenham have been a club on an upward curve for a while with the astute coaching and squad-building of manager Mauricio Pochettino and the tenacious leadership of Daniel Levy, who has so far managed to keep the club's best players out of the clutches of a host of admirers. Read More »

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Humbly Accepts Razzie Award For 'Baywatch'


The Razzies are essentially the antithesis of the Academy Awards with nominations given to the worst movies and cringe-worthy performances of the past year. And, if you're interested in watching some other sports movies that aren't Field of Dreams , head over to SI TV , which offers some sports classics, documentaries and SI originals, on Amazon platforms. Read More »

China stands to gain from Trump's steel tariffs


Federal Government officials are increasingly pessimistic about Australia's chances of dodging the USA steel and aluminium tariffs unveiled by Donald Trump . tariff convulsions in the short-term, because it can divert its steel and aluminium exports to other countries with which it has strong bilateral relationships. Read More »

Nikki Haley at AIPAC: 'Israel Gets Bullied' at UN

The President announced late a year ago the U.S. would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, leading to global uproar over Washington recognizing the holy city as Israel's capital. "But we're never gonna put up with bullying". "Saying that you are pro-Israel and pro-peace is disingenuous", he told the 18,000-strong audience. "Saying pro-Israel and pro-peace is a redundancy", Friedman said. Read More »

ED gets details of Nirav Modi's overseas assets


The central agency had raided stores of the Nirav Modi brand under Firestar Diamond last month and seized jewellery and precious stones worth thousands of crores to recover the defrauded amount. An LoU is a guarantee which is given by an issuing bank to Indian banks having branches overseas to grant short-term credit to the applicant. Leading exchange BSE has also sought clarification from the two banks on the reports. Read More »

Trump insists his White House is full of 'only great energy'


It includes the name, status, salary and position title of all 377 White House employees. Retired four-star Army general Barry McCaffrey said the American people - and Congress especially - should be alarmed. Trump has dismissed Mueller's work as a "witch hunt" and cast doubt on Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election. Wehner and McCaffery don't go near the White House and have few if any reliable connections to Trump or his administration. Read More »

Russian plane crashes in Syria killing 32 aboard


Tuesday's crash is not the first crash in Syria for Russian Federation, which is one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's main allies. The two sides have previously been careful to keep a communication channel to avoid collisions and confrontation between their warplanes and soldiers in the chaotic battlefield. Read More »

PM condoles loss of lives in accident in Gujarat


Local police officials said the accident took place around 7.30 a.m. local time (0200GMT) near the Ranghola area of Bhavnagar district. Five others lost their lives while undergoing treatment. The accident was extremely unfortunate and anguishing. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about it and shared, "My PM Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences over the all those who lost their loved ones due to an accident near Ranghola in Gujarat. Read More »

Senate votes to name gun program for slain coach


Investigators say former student Nikolas Cruz confessed to the shootings following his arrest. A 15-year-old who was grievously wounded in the Florida school shooting has filed notice that he will sue the authorities to seek money to cover the cost of his recovery. Read More »

On Aussie Beach, the World's Oldest Message in a Bottle


Sand dunes in the area are quite mobile during storm events and heavy rain, so the bottle could have been subject to "cyclical periods of exposure" which could have led to the cork in the bottle drying out and becoming dislodged, "while the tightly rolled paper along with a quantity of sand remained inside preserved". Read More »

Vehicle fire 'was attack on female police officer'


Update 12pm: Army bomb disposal experts are examining a auto that caught fire on a main road in Northern Ireland. Bangor bound traffic had been diverted on to Craigdarragh Road, however, the A2 has now been closed at Marino and traffic is being rerouted along Whinney Hill and Craigantlet. Read More »

In Tripura, BJP keeps ally IPFT out of CM, deputy CM slots

The BJP displayed an incredible victory on Saturday winning 35 out of Tripura's 60 assembly seats, 43 along with a regionally ally, banishing Left party CPM, which was in power for 25 years. Deb replaced Sudhindra Dasgupta, the longest-serving BJP state president, in January, 2015 after he was handpicked by BJP's "Prabhari" (central incharge) Sunil Deodhar to lead the party in the state. Read More »

Respect mandate in NE, Cong will win back trust of people: Rahul


Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the BJP had "usurped power" in the northeastern state of Meghalaya, where election results were recently declared. Clarifying the meaning of "respectable" positions, IPFT president N.C. Debbarma said it meant proportionate representation of IPFT MLAs in the Cabinet and allocation of major departments to them. Read More »

SP hints at alliance with BSP in future; BJP slams bypoll tie-up


Ties between two important regional players of electorally the most significant state in the country - due to the highest number of Lok Sabha seats it has among states - were badly damaged in 1995 when SP supporters attacked a guesthouse in which BSP leader Mayawati was meeting her MLAs. Read More »

Manu Bhaker strikes two gold medals at shooting World Cup


This is Manu's senior World Cup debut and she has started with a bang by becoming the youngest Indian to win a gold in the prestigious event. She was up against Mexico's Alejandra Zavala, the local shooter who is a two-time medallist and France's Celine Goberville , who has three medals at World Cups. Read More »

Zarif: EU should compel USA to abide by JCPOA


To defend the nuclear agreement, mere words are not sufficient. The French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian , has arrived in Iran to talk with the country's president Hassan Rouhani, Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council and the Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, according to Iranian state TV. Read More »