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Johnson: 'Overwhelmingly likely' Putin ordered nerve agent attack

Asked by a journalist at a press conference if Russian Federation would kick out British diplomats, Lavrov said simply "of course, we will". He didn't rule out further measures in retaliation for the USA sanctions. Mr Johnson's comments earned a scathing rebuke from Mr Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who said: "We have said on different levels and occasions that Russian Federation has nothing to do with this story". Read More »

Valentino Rossi Extends Yamaha MotoGP Contract Through 2020

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The surprise package this season could be Jorge Lorenzo and Johann Zarco , with the latter having shown enormous potential. Although he is 39 years old, he extended his deal with Movistar Yamaha for two more years. The seven-time premier class champion dropped a clear hint that he would continue racing in the most recent Qatar test, when he ruled out his VR46 team stepping up to MotoGP before 2021. Read More »

Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats over ex-spy poisoning accusations

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It also ordered the closure of the British Council, a public information and educational center, in Russian Federation, and halted the reopening of a British consulate in St. Britain's foreign secretary accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of personally ordering the poisoning of the Skripals. Britain, the US, Germany and France have jointly called on Russia to explain the attack, while US President Donald Trump has said it looks as if the Russians were behind it. Read More »

Who Is Adrian Lamo? Former Hacker Who Turned in Chelsea Manning Dies

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Adrian Lamo, the computer hacker who turned in whistleblower Chelsea Manning to law enforcement for giving thousands of documents to WikiLeaks , has died at the age of 37. soldier, Chelsea Manning - then Bradley Manning and an intelligence analyst for a U.S. Army unit in Iraq - had leaked confidential information to WikiLeaks. Read More »

Pak may pull out diplomats' kids studying in India

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India had invited Pakistani Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik to attend the mini-ministerial gathering last month. He said India should also stop the alleged violations of the ceasefire on the Line of Control that led to death of civilians and also stop "atrocities" in Kashmir. Read More »

From Russian spy poisoning to diplomatic tensions

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The Russian Foreign Ministry also said in a statement that it is ordering the closure of the British Council, a government organization for cultural and scientific cooperation, and that it is ending an agreement to reopen the British consulate in St. Read More »

West Virginia cruises past Bucknell 83-50 to advance in WNIT

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But the Mountaineers shot 50 percent (35-70) from the field and 57 percent (9-16) from beyond the arc. Konate, who is third in the country in blocked shots (3.3 per game), will test the MSU front line while sophomores Lamont West (9.5) and James "Beetle" Bolden (8.9) will provide some instant offense in a contest which, on paper, appears to be one where a lot of points will be scored by both teams. Read More »

UK Using Nerve Agent Row to Distract from Brexit: Moscow

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The confirmation comes as part of a delayed and still unfolding response to a variety of coordinated Western measures against Moscow following the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain last week. In addition to the expulsions, the United Kingdom has announced measures that include increased checks on private flights, customs and freight as well as a boycott of this year's Fifa World Cup in Russian Federation by ministers and the Royal Family. Read More »

Russia Expels 23 Diplomats After Salisbury Poisoning Attack

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The British Foreign Office insisted that "Russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter" and that "the onus remains on the Russian state to account for their actions". Skripal had taken his daughter, who was on a visit from Moscow, out for lunch in Salisbury before they both collapsed on a bench. "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 ... Read More »

Shriya marries boyfriend in hush-hush manner?

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They are happy that the actress finally found her soulmate, but are also anxious because she might quit films post her wedding to Russian boyfriend Andrei Koscheev. However, in February, reports of her impending nuptials with the sports star started surfacing. From Bollywood, only Manoj Bajpai and Shabana Azmi were present as they both are Shriya's neighbours. Read More »

Parkland Surveillance Video Shows Deputy Did Not Confront Mass Shooter

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By then, Cruz had fled. Seventeen people were killed in the shooting . The 54-year-old deputy retired rather than accept a suspension. Peterson has denied wrongdoing. He is charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder. Cruz, through his attorneys, had previously expressed a willingness to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty. Read More »

Korean Top Diplomat's Sweden Talks Could Pave Way for Trump-Kim Summit

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According to a White House statement, the allied leaders "agreed that concrete actions, not words, will be the key to achieving permanent denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". Mr Im added that Mr Moon may meet Mr Trump after the inter-Korean summit, but before Mr Trump's planned summit with Mr Kim in May. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and his delegation arrive to the Swedish Foreign Ministry in central Stockholm, Sweden, March 15, 2018. Read More »

Britain's foreign secretary says it's 'overwhelmingly likely' Putin ordered ex-spy's poisoning

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Nikki Haley , the US' ambassador to the United Nations, said: "The United States believes Russian Federation is responsible for an attack on two people in the United Kingdom using a military-grade nerve agent". Britain's foreign minister increased pressure on Russian Federation over the poisoning case of one of Moscow's ex-spies by claiming it was "overwhelmingly likely" President Vladimir Putin directly ordered the attack. Read More »

Messi majestic in Chelsea defeat

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Barça will discover who they will play in the Champions League quarter final when the draw is made by UEFA on Friday. Maybe, the manager wants to try new solutions. They are no strangers to continental success, however, having won the Europa League five times since 2006. The boss addressed the media at Cobham to look ahead to Sunday's tie away to Leicester City, a side he knows from personal experience will provide a stern test. Read More »

Spy poisoning: Russia expels 23 British diplomats

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In response to the attack, the British Prime Minister Theresa May, expelled 23 Russian diplomats in an effort to crack down on "Russian spies, corrupt elites and ill-gotten wealth in Britain". Russian Federation has denied any responsibility for the attack on Mr Skripal and his daughter. The foreign ministry, in a statement, said that the British diplomats would be "declared persona non grata", adding that it "reserves the right to introduce other retaliatory measures in case of further ... Read More »

Thousands of Egyptians Line Up to Vote Outside Embassy in Kuwait

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According to the National Electoral Authority (NEA), voters only need to produce an Egyptian identification document, regardless of whether it has expired or not. local time in each country. Safwat Musallam, head of EgyptAir Holding, said on Friday the carrier planned to operate three Cairo-Moscow flights a week. Read More »

Russia Orders the Expulsion of 23 British Diplomats in Retaliation

Russian Federation also said it was halting the activities of the British Council, Britain's worldwide organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, across the country. Russian Federation insists it was not involved , despite Britain's assertion that the nerve agent was one first produced in the former Soviet Union. Read More »

Slovaks take to streets as PM's resignation fails to stifle anger

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FILE - Outgoing Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico , left, shakes hands with Peter Pellegrini , who will replace Fico as prime minister, at the Presidential palace in Bratislava, March 15, 2018. The crime caused mass protest actions urging resignation of Interior Minister Robert Kalinak and early parliamentary elections. Organizer Karolina Farska said the coalition government's efforts "to stay in power at any cost clearly proves that they want to sweep all the corruption cases under ... Read More »

"Bloody Gina" Haspel's Disqualifying Record of CIA Torture

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When Trump without consulting Tillerson accepted Kim Jong-un's invitation to meet, Tillerson advised the president to wait and prepare. If and when Mike Pompeo is confirmed as secretary of State, he will inherit a department that has not only spent the past few decades losing ground to the Pentagon as the prime mover of US foreign policy, but was also systematically gutted by his predecessor Rex Tillerson , who downsized the agency and pushed out droves of professional diplomats ... Read More »

Russian ambassador to United Kingdom confirms expelled diplomats will leave on March 20

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British police said Friday 131 people were exposed to trace amounts of the military-grade nerve agent used in the assault. Britain will also cancel high-level contacts with Russian Federation, said May. Alexander Shulgin, Russia's envoy at the Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, has said in televised remarks that the nerve agent used to poison former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4 may have come from British or USA stockpiles. Read More »

Chinese parliament reelects Xi Jinping as President

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Legislators beamed when talking about Xi - a stark contrast from the criticism that Chinese people expressed online when term limits were lifted last week, prompting censors into action. Saturday's plenary session also saw the approval of a wide ranging series of reforms of the country's government, which will feature restructuring and changes to 11 ministries. Read More »

Famous snake hunter dies in Malaysia after King Cobra bite

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Hussain, who was head of the Cobra-fighting department at the local fire brigade in Tamloh, was known for teaching his colleagues how to capture reptiles and snakes without harming them. In 2016, British tabloids, including the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror , published claims that Hussin married a 10-foot-long cobra because he believed it was his reincarnated girlfriend. Read More »

Britain says likely that Russia's Putin made decision for nerve agent attack

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The Kremlin on Friday said it could respond to Britain's expulsion of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of a double agent "at any minute". Russian Federation insists it had no motive to target Skripal with what Britain says was a highly potent Soviet-designed nerve agent called Novichok, in the first such attack in Europe since the second world war. Read More »

Presidential Office of Taiwan expresses gratitude to USA for Taiwan Travel Act

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The Taiwan Travel Act allows USA diplomats from all levels to meet with their Taiwanese counterparts and allows Taiwan's diplomats "respectful conditions" when they come to the states. At the same time, it breaks away from a self-imposed longstanding practice that the USA avoids high-level officials from the US and Taiwan visiting each other's countries. Read More »

S.Korea to seek talks with N.Korea in preparation for summit

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Trump asked South Korean officials to show flexibility in trade negotiations with the United States in the call, the South Korean presidency said. If North Korea agrees to the talks, they would be the first North-South contact since a South Korean delegation returned from a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this month and a chance for North Korea to break its silence on promised engagements with the South and the United States. Read More »

FAA Grounds Helicopter Flights Like One That Crashed in NY

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The parents of a man killed in the crash, 26-year-old Trevor Cadigan, called the helicopter's harnesses a "death trap" in a lawsuit. The NTSB said it found no abnormalities in the engine of the downed helicopter. Liberty Helicopters has referred all inquiries to federal officials. An exact cause of the crash has yet to be determined. Although the pilot escaped, five passengers apparently drowned because they couldn't release harnesses meant to keep them secure with open doors. Read More »

Texas A&M tops Providence 73-69 in NCAA tournament first round

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Junior C Tyler Davis led the way with 14 points and 15 rebounds , while sophomore F Robert Williams also had a double-double, with 13 points and 14 boards. The Bulldogs' three point shooting and fast pace kept the Aggies on their heels for most of the first quarter before they found their rhythm. The teams were tied at 50 with about 9 minutes left but Texas A&M responded with a 12-2. Read More »

BJP president Amit Shah to visit before panchayat poll

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In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Aditi Phadnis, Political Editor at Business Standard shared her views on the same. Chaudhary said , "I would like to congratulate Mayawati ji and give my greetings to her". "The BJP can not complain about these two seats because both the state government and centre is under BJP rule". The defeat of the BJP in UP and Bihar byelections is not an isolated one as it has lost elections to 10 Lok Sabha constituencies since the last general elections. Read More »

Sweden happy to help on N. Korea

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Trump accepted on the spot and triggered a race to set a credible agenda for what could be a historic breakthrough. Kim Bum-soo has more. James Schoff, a former Pentagon adviser on East Asia, said that Japanese officials are unnerved by Trump's unpredictability and fear that the United States could reach a deal with Kim on long-range North Korean missiles that threaten the United States without addressing the shorter-range weapons that threaten Japan. Read More »