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Trump gearing up for re-election, not trade war with China

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We need clarity", European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said on Friday. Malmstroem said the real problem is an oversupply of steel on global markets , and she rejected Trump's assertion that the tariffs are needed to protect USA national security, especially when most European Union countries are members of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Read More »

Syrian forces advance against Ghouta rebels

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But Faylaq al-Rahman, one of the two main rebel groups in the region, issued a statement rejecting the prospect of an exit, the AP said. Sunday's advance split the Eastern Ghouta suburbs in two, with one side measuring 8 square miles (22 square kilometers) and the other 10 square miles (27 square kilometers), the AP said. Read More »

INDvAUS, Women's 1st ODI: Nicole Bolton's century guides visitors to emphatic win

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The visitors achieved the target losing only 2 wickets. For Nicole Bolton, the Player of the Match for her unbeaten century, it was a flawless game especially considering Australia's last outing against India resulted in the 2013 World Cup champions getting dumped out of the 2017 tournament in England past year courtesy of Kaur's own special innings. Read More »

India, Pakistan accuse each other of harassing diplomatic staff

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Pakistan issued a demarche to India, media reported on Monday, in which Pakistan alleges that it was becoming hard for its diplomats to function in Delhi due to harassment and intimidation. "Obscene phone calls and messages are constantly received on phones", the sources said. On March 8, two cars allegedly followed the vehicle carrying the children of Pakistan's deputy high commissioner. Read More »

January Nebraska jobless rate matches December 2.9 percent

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The unemployment rate is down 0.4 percentage points from January 2017 and a full point from January 2016. With growth in jobs tied to food services, accommodations, construction and professional services, Florida posted a 3.9 percent unemployment rate for the first month of 2018, representing 397,000 Floridians qualifying as unemployed from a workforce of 10.15 million. Read More »

Pakistan welcomes Iran's call for expansion of trade ties

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Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammed Faisal on Thursday said the Iranian foreign minister's visit is part of the regular bilateral political consultations between both sides. The premier said Pakistan believed that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was vital for the economic progress of the region. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) and Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi meet in Islamabad on March 12, 2018. Read More »

Teen killed, woman injured in Austin package bomb explosion

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ABC affiliate KVUE reported that a male teenager who has not been publicly identified was reported dead on the scene and a woman in her 40s was transported to a nearby hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. "If you find any suspicious packages on your front porch at your residence do not handle them", Manley said, "but instead call 911 and let us come out and look at those packages and ensure that they are safe". Read More »

MIT Researchers: 'Lies Spread Faster Than Truth'

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Specifically, the researchers had found that truth rarely reached more than 1000 Twitter users. She also suggested that calling this bogus information "false stories " does not capture how malignant it is. True news also reaches and spread slowly than the false news. In fact, those who spread false news "had significantly fewer followers, followed significantly fewer people, were significantly less active on Twitter, were "verified" significantly less often and had been on Twitter for ... Read More »

Trump Team Weighs Trying to Block 60 Minutes Stormy Interview

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Daniels sent a letter Monday to Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , who cut that hush money deal, offering to repay the money, NBC News reported . POTUS admitted that Melania Trump 's life was no walk in the park amid allegations that he cheated on her with porn star Stormy Daniels . Daniels and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti have been taking an aggressive approach to freeing Stormy from her agreement. Read More »

Cruz, O'Rourke respond to name-mocking ad

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Cruz labeled O'Rourke as a "left-wing liberal Democrat " and compared him to Vermont U.S. Bernie Sanders during a conference call with reporters before the polls even closed on Tuesday. "What are you doing?" "You're absolutely right. My name is Rafael Edward Cruz", the senator said, before launching into a story about his father, who was an immigrant from Cuba. Read More »

Security Forces Under Attack in Western Afghanistan

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So far no one claimed responsibility for the attack in Farah. Eight police, including the local police commander had been killed and several wounded, he added. Although they have failed to take any major provincial cities, the insurgents have several times seized district centers, even if they have often been driven off soon after by government reinforcements. Read More »

Akhilesh Yadav aide Naresh Agrawal joins BJP

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Samajwadi Party's Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agarwal, who lost out in the race for re-nomination to the upper house to Jaya Bachchan , on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Mrs Bachchan, an actor-turned-politician, was picked last week by the Samajwadi Party as its nominee for the one Rajya Sabha seat the party can win in elections this month. Read More »

Deadly package explosion at Austin, Texas home

Police say the teen died at the scene, while the woman was taen to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. House's death was initially called a homicide, but police said they considered it a "suspicious death" because they didn't know whether House had constructed the bomb himself and accidentally detonated it, according to Fox News . Read More »

Counter-terrorism officers investigate 'punish a Muslim day' letters

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It goes on to offer rewards for attackers, from 10 points for verbally abusing a Muslim and 50 points for throwing acid in the face of a Muslim, to 1,000 points for bombing a mosque and 2,500 points to " nuke Mecca ". Even though counter-terror police found no connection between this letter and the one sent to a mosque in Manchester last November, this incident should not be taken any lightly. Read More »

Oprah's advice to anyone who is running for President

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President Donald Trump on Saturday welcomed media mogul and Democrat Oprah Winfrey as a possible re-election challenger in 2020, telling a Pennsylvania rally that "I know Oprah's weakness". Do not give your energy to that which you really don't believe in. During the interview, she admitted the fact that the rumours about her being a presidential candidate have moved her deeply and humbly. Read More »

Man Arrested in 1986 Massachusetts Murder of a Teenager

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The commander of the Massachusetts State Police is thanking law enforcement for making an arrest in the 1986 killing of her teenage sister. The DA's office is seeking to have Hand returned to MA, where he will be arraigned at the Plymouth District Court and charged with murder, the release states. Read More »

North Korean defector hits Paralympic ice for South Korea

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He returned on Sunday from a visit to the United States, where an invitation was delivered to President Donald Trump from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , for dialogue on the latter's nuclear program. South Korean Spy Chief, Suh Hoon, was meanwhile to head to Tokyo to brief the Japanese government on the talks led by Chung in Pyongyang and Washington recently. Read More »

Urgent work in US forces Tillerson to cut Africa trip short

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Tillerson travelled to Chad on Monday morning to meet President Idriss Deby, an important American ally whose military is battling al Qaeda and Islamic State-affiliated groups in the Sahel region. Shortly after his arrival, Tillerson also met with President Uhuru Kenyatta. During talks with President Kenyatta at State House on Friday, the envoy said the USA is interested in widening its investment in Kenya as well as strengthening the bilateral and trade relations. Read More »

Arms imports to Middle East jump 103 percent in 5 years

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Egypt, UAE and China were also among the world's top five importers. France , Germany and China were likewise among the main five exporters. "This development is part of the growing strategic partnership between the two countries under which the U.S. Read More »

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero confirms knee injury

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Manchester City striker took to Twitter to reveal an injury setback suffered in training, confirming that he will be out of action for approximately two weeks, effectively ruling himself out of the Sky Blues' Monday night clash against Stoke City in the process. Read More »

Betsy DeVos denies Parkland response is just 'talking'

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Prominent students at the school have advocated for stricter regulations on weapons such as the AR-15 that shooter Nikolas Cruz used against their classmates, and criticized DeVos for a short visit where she did not answer their questions. Overall, I, I can't say overall that they have all gotten better", she said. "Well there are certainly lots of pockets where the students are doing well", the Education Secretary said. Read More »

RWE, E.ON reshape German power sector in Innogy deal

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In a joint statement, E.ON said it reached an agreement in principle with RWE to acquire more than three quarters of the stakes in renewable energy entity Innogy, an offshoot from RWE. Also, RWE would receive the entire innogy renewables business, the innogy gas storage business and innogy's stakes in the Austrian energy supplier Kelag. Read More »

Childcare worker jailed after drugging kids to 'go tanning'

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January Neatherlin had been running an illegal child care business called Little Giggles from her house in Bends, Oregon for nearly five years. Additionally, Neatherlin also lied to the parents, telling them she was a registered nurse, when, in fact, she had no such qualification in real life. Read More »

Shoe thrown at Sharif in Lahore

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The student also managed to reach in front of Sharif and chanted "Labbaik Ya Rasoolullah" slogan. Video footage showed Sharif was shocked and shaken in the immediate aftermath of the incident. After the incidence, Khawaja Asif said that he should be released saying he has no enmity with him. "Haven't you talked about dragging opponents by their neck from Prime Minister House?" she asked. Read More »

Japan ministry admits doctoring documents linked to PM's wife

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The latest twist in the land sale scandal saw the former head of the ministry's Financial Bureau, who had come under fire for allegedly making false remarks about the sale to the Diet past year, resign on Friday from his subsequent job as head of the National Tax Agency. Read More »

Utica mother charged after baby found in street

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Police launched an investigation shortly after learning about the video. Ford told police she was unsure how her baby ended up in the street and told officers that she thought the infant was in the back of her vehicle, police said. 'A short time later, she looked to the back seat and found that the child was not there. Ford was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, Child Protective services were notified and the child was evaluated at the local hospital. Read More »

Raid on Iran's Diplomatic Residence in Vienna: Attacker Shot Dead

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The assailant "died on the spot" after the soldier opened fire, said police spokesperson Harald Soeros, adding that the attack took place just before 00:00 local time. Police have ordered reinforcements around all diplomatic missions in the Austrian capital, which is also home to many global organisations. The motive of the attack remains unknown and an investigation has been launched into the incident. Read More »

Trump pushing gun reform proposals that include age limit increase on purchases

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The idea, which was panned by Democrats and teachers' unions, but is popular with gun advocates, is expected to be included in the plan. "We believe this legislation is important, is useful in improving the background check system - and can pass virtually immediately if there is not obstruction in Congress", a senior administration official said on a conference call. Read More »

Forecast: Rain develops tonight; a chance for snow late Monday

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Warmer temperatures will ramp up by the end of the work-week, in the 60s. It is still almost a week out, we will continue to track timing of the rain as we get closer to Saturday. And light to moderate rain is better than heavy rainfall because it can soak into the soil. Otherwise, increasing sunshine and breezy conditions, those gusts up to around 30 miles per hour at times. Read More »

US officials say no added conditions for North Korea talks

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Trump would become the first sitting US president to meet with a leader of the reclusive country. About 27.4 percent of the total respondents said they trust the North's denuclearization commitment and welcome its peace overtures, while 18.4 percent said they neither trust the North nor welcome the recent developments. Read More »

Militants Killed In Encounter In Jammu And Kashmir's Anantnag: Army

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Apprehending protests, the authorities imposed restrictions in areas under the jurisdictions of Soura and four other police station areas, the police said. High speed internet facilities have also been curtailed. The militants were identified as Eesa Fazli of Srinagar , Syed Owais and Sabzar Ahmad Sofi, both from Anantnag district. Read More »

Automakers respond to Trump's proposed steel, aluminum import tariff increases

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That's because we grow roughly 190,000 tons of almonds in Stanislaus County, and if we can't sell those almonds in places like China, the European Union or Mexico , then we're going to have to eat a lot more of them. "The new Fake News narrative is that there is CHAOS in the White House". British Prime Minister Theresa May raised her "deep concern" about the tariffs in a phone call with Trump on Sunday, her office said. Read More »

Florida and Florida State prepare for first-round matchups in NCAA Tournament

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FSU lost to Xavier 91-66 in the second round of last year's tournament. "Really just a tremendous honor for this university, especially given the past that we've had these past three seasons", junior forward Kevin Puryear said. The Seminoles reached the tournament for the first time in five years last season during one of the best season's in school history. I'm not sure how we'll start lineups. Read More »

Australia expects waiver of new USA tariffs after Trump-Turnbull phone call

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Trump, who cited a rarely invoked national security section of U.S. trade law as the legal basis for his decision, said he aims to protect the USA industries. The tariffs are set to take effect in about two weeks, setting off a scramble among US allies to swiftly secure exemptions from the duties. "We're going to be very flexible", he says. Read More »