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Russian Federation expels British 'spies' after Salisbury poisoning attack

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The U.K.'s top diplomat pointed the finger directly at Vladimir Putin , saying it was "overwhelmingly likely" that he personally ordered the nerve-agent attack on British soil. Speaking on Russia-24 television, Zakharova on Saturday linked Britain's angry reaction to the war in Syria. "The position of the British side seems absolutely irresponsible to us", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Read More »

Border Wall Prototypes Finally Revealed As Donald Trump Visits Mexico-US Line

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On Tuesday, President Trump traveled to San Diego to inspect border wall prototypes . Trump went on to view more of the prototypes , before stopping once again to discuss the new structures. Trump has now reviewed the prototypes and spent some time discussing them with the media that was on hand. And we have to confront the unsafe sanctuary cities, which you've been all hearing so much about. Read More »

'Krishi Unnati Mela' can pave way for New India, says PM Modi

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Addressing a three-day Krishi Unnati Mela 2018 here, he assured farmers that all major costs incurred would be included while declaring the support price. However, PTI reported that when contacted after the Prime Minister's speech, Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand said what he meant was A2+FL. "7. Government is reforming agri-marketing to enhance farmers income". Read More »

Mauritius president resigns over credit card scandal

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Ameenah Gurib-Fakim's lawyer Yousouf Mohamed told local media that she had resolved to resign "to prevent a constitutional crisis". He added that her resignation would take effect on March 23. The PEI confirmed this account, issuing a statement earlier this week saying that Gurib-Fakim "thus never received gifts, favors, wages or expenses from the PEI, nor undue benefits or advantage". Read More »

May `anticipated´ Russian retaliation in ex-spy poisoning row

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Escalating a crisis in relations, Russian Federation said it was also shutting down the activities of the British Council, which fosters cultural links between the two countries, and Britain's consulate-general in St. Nobody has information about either whereabouts of former GRU military intelligence Colonel Sergei Skripal, exposed to a nerve agent on March 4, or his condition, Maria Zakharova said. Read More »

Kang leaves for USA to discuss upcoming summits

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The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, met with a South Korean delegation in Pyongyang and declared that he was ready for denuclearization. "It filled us with hope when the North Korean and USA leaders, Kim Jon-un and Donald Trump , announced their readiness to meet personally. Read More »

Russia Expels 23 UK Diplomats In Retaliatory Move

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Saturday that 23 British diplomats are "persona non grata" and must leave the country within a week. "Any reference or mentioning of our president is nothing else but shocking and unpardonable diplomatic misconduct", he said. Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an global Jewish non-governmental organization always looking for anything allegedly "anti-semitic", said: "President Putin bizarrely has ... Read More »

Fodder Scam: Verdict in forth case against Lalu Prasad today

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Hospital sources also revealed that his sugar level has increased and had heart related problems. "CBI clearly has become a "Captive Bureau of Investigation" in the hands of the Modi government ", he added. The over Rs 900-crore fodder scam cases relate to illegal withdrawal of money from government treasuries in different districts of the animal husbandry department in undivided Bihar in 1990s when the RJD was in power in the state and Prasad was the chief minister . Read More »

Greece: Boat sinks in Aegean Sea killing 15 migrants

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Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas said: "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". The EU reached deal with Turkey in 2016, which saw a decrease in the number of people crossing to Greece. So far this year, there have been close to 4,000 migrants arriving by sea in the Greek islands, according to figures from the United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR. Read More »

Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in spy poisoning crisis

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Permission for the U.K.to open a general consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia, would be revoked and the British Council, a cultural and educational organization, would have to cease activities, the ministry said . Russian news agencies cited politicians in Russia's upper house of parliament as welcoming the move to close the British Council, alleging it had been used as a cover by British spies. Read More »

Sergei Skripal: Russia expels 23 British diplomats

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The Russian Foreign Ministry declared on Saturday 23 employees of the UK Embassy in Moscow personae non gratae in response to the similar move made by London, the ministry said in a statement. Britain's government said the move was expected, and that it doesn't change the British conviction that Russian Federation was behind the poisoning of ex-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the British city of Salisbury. Read More »

Statements on Nirbhaya's mother 'twisted', says Karnataka ex-top cop

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That, however, was not the only controversial statement that the former Karnataka DGP made at the event. Facing flaks for his remarks, the former top cop said the media is misinterpreting his statements. "This statement was only to highlight the vulnerability of women in general", he said. Five years after the brutal rape and murder of Nirbhaya, Devi had recently said she still lives in the pain of losing her daughter. Read More »

Footage shows officer at Parkland school shooting failed to act

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A Florida judge earlier this week agreed with news outlets including the AP that the video should be released . In it, Peterson can be seen receiving a call and running with other officers before standing still outside the school. President Trump said of Peterson, "When it came time to get in there and do something, he didn't have the courage". Peterson was suspended and then resigned his post, and in a statement released by his lawyer said that he thought the gunfire originated from ... Read More »

LIP breaks alliance with AAP in Punjab

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On the AAP future in Punjab, the CM said the party's legislators were totally disappointed and were reportedly looking for alternatives in order to safeguard their own future. "Therefore we have deferred a decision", AAP MLA Kanwar Sandhu told reporters after the meeting. "One-on-one meeting should be held". One among these was whether we should split from the Delhi unit and form a separate unit or should we continue like this. Read More »

At least 6 dead in Florida bridge collapse

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According to FDOT, the voicemail was not heard by an agency employee until Friday as he was out of the office on assignment. "Obviously some repairs or whatever will have to be done but from a safety perspective we don't see that there's..." The FIU-Sweetwater UniversityCity Bridge's span weighed 950 tons and was meant to connect the school's campus to the adjoining Sweetwater neighborhood, home to many FIU students. Read More »

Nerve agent attack: Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats

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Russian Federation has announced the expulsion of 23 British diplomats as a row escalates with London over a nerve-agent attack on a former double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter on British soil. The Foreign Office says "Russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter - the attempted assassination of two people on British soil, for which there is no alternative conclusion other than that the Russian State was culpable". Read More »

Putin urges high voter turnout ahead of Russian election

Russian state media also reported officials have said Moscow would not be threatened and would not respond to any ultimatums issued by the UK. The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador, Laurie Bristow , to a meeting on Saturday morning in central Moscow at its Stalin-era headquarters during which he was informed of the measures. Read More »

Opposition banding together against Modi for next year's poll

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Adityanath also said BJP had analysed the electoral results of Gorakhpur and Phulpur . The BJP lost out to the SP in both Gorakhpur and Phulpur, the former vacated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the latter by his Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya when they were elected to the legislative council. Read More »

Russia's United Kingdom diplomat expulsion doesn't change facts of matter, says Theresa May

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Earlier this week, Britain announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats and suspension of high-level contacts over the poisoning. An Embassy statement said: "On 16 March 2018 Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko hosted a reception in honour of the diplomats forced to leave the United Kingdom by the hostile decision of the British Government, attended by Embassy's staff, family members and their friends". Read More »

Russia-backed Syrian regime's air strikes kill 30 civilians in Eastern Ghouta

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Four major rebel groups are now positioned inside Eastern Ghouta , namely the Islam Army, Failaq al-Rahman, Ahrar al-Sham, and the Levant Liberation Committee, known as the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front. Abandoning their homes with whatever they could carry - some with their vehicles and others on foot - desperate civilians fled to areas under government control. Read More »

United Nations genocide adviser suggests evidence Myanmar tried to eliminate Rohingyas

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The UN agencies and NGOs need the money to provide food, water, shelter, and other necessities for the rest of the year. The head of the United Nations refugee agency, Filippo Grandi, told reporters that the immediate concern was mobilizing life-saving aid for refugees, especially with monsoon season approaching and tens of thousands of people living in areas prone to landslides and floods. Read More »

South Korea Aims For High-Level Talks About Talks With North

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Its diplomatic mission in Pyongyang, which opened in 1975, was the first Western embassy established in the isolationist country and now represents US, Canadian and Australian diplomatic interests, with Sweden playing a key liaison role. Trump responded with a surprise announcement that he was willing to meet Kim in a bid to resolve the crisis over North Korea's development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States. Read More »

Three killed by blast in Afghan capital Kabul

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Earlier this week, top US commander in Afghanistan John Nicholson said security in Kabul would be "the main effort" for worldwide powers helping Afghan defense and security forces. "We do look toward a victory in Afghanistan", Mattis told reporters while on a military jet heading to Kabul . No group has as yet claimed responsibility for the incident. Read More »

Theresa May warns of new Russian Federation sanctions as 23 United Kingdom diplomats expelled

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Russia's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador to Moscow on Saturday morning and told him that the diplomats had one week to leave Russian Federation. On Thursday, the USA joined the U.K., France and Germany in condemning the attack as "an assault on U.K. sovereignty", saying it constituted a breach of global law and calling on Russian Federation to explain its role in the poisoning in Salisbury, England. Read More »

Enemy of Putin was murdered, police say

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Shortly after Berezovsky's death, Glushkov told The Guardian that he was also a target of the Russian government. On Friday, police in London said it was murder, something that seems to happen a lot to Russians in the United Kingdom. Read More »

Sierra Leone Elections: Maada Bio, Kamara for run-off March 27

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That all changed this month in Sierra Leone. The victor will succeed President Ernest Bai Koroma who has run the country for a full decade. The hotly contested presidential race has left bitter memories in the minds of supporters of the two parties with minor confrontations reported in other parts of the country. Read More »

Abe tells Moon of Japan's intention to talk with N. Korea

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The minister, however, said that Moscow openly told Tokyo that the deployment of the Asian segment of the United States global missile defense in Japan and South Korea had a direct effect on Russia's national security. -North Korea summit would be a good confidence-building measure. Worldwide media have speculated that Sweden could either help set up a summit or be a potential location if a tete-a-tete were to be confirmed. Read More »

Plane crashes into a house in Phillipines, 10 killed

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Seven people, including the six people on board, were killed, radio station dZMM and CNN Philippines reported. The Piper-23 Apache plane took off from the airport in Plaridel town in Bulacan province then crash-landed for a still-unknown reason and smashed into a house, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines spokesman Eric Apolonio and police said. Read More »