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Voting underway in Russian Federation presidential election


President Vladimir Putin has urged Russians to cast ballots in Sunday's election, which he is certain to win, saying that the vote will shape the country's future. Rising tensions with the West over the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in Britain, and new sanctions from Washington over alleged election meddling, strengthen the impression of a Russian Federation at loggerheads with the rest of the world. Read More »

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena Lifts Nationwide State Of Emergency


Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday signed a gazette notification to lift a nation-wide state of emergency which was imposed on March 6 following communal riots in Kandy district. Tension has been growing between the two communities over the past year, with some hardline Buddhist groups accusing Muslims of forcing people to convert to Islam and vandalising Buddhist archaeological sites. Read More »

Putin Handily Wins Another Six-Year Term, Firms Grip on Russia


The election came with Russian Federation facing increasing isolation on the world stage over a spy poisoning in Britain and a fresh round of USA sanctions. Putin was first elected to the Kremlin in 2000, and again four years later. The eight presidential candidates were barred from campaigning Sunday, but much-loved entertainers appealed to voters in a televised message aired throughout the day to fulfill their civic duty and go to the polls. Read More »

TDP brings no-trust move against NDA after pullout


A no-confidence motion can be accepted only if it has the support of at least 50 members in the House. The Telugu Desam Party today made a decision to quit the NDA, days after two of its ministers resigned from the Modi government following the Centre's refusal to grant Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh , where the party is in power. Read More »

Phantom Secure allegedly provided 20000 modified BlackBerry phones to drug cartels


The charges marked the first time United States authorities have targeted a company for knowingly making encrypted technology for criminals. Australian authorities allege Phantom Secure was the first encrypted communication platform available on a wholesale scale in Australia, and was the largest single supplier to the Australian organised crime market. Read More »

Auto drives into Kent nightclub, multiple injuries reported


Eye-witnesses described scenes of "panic and chaos" as the auto ploughed through Blake's nightclub just before midnight last night. Footage from the scene appears to show security guards in hi-vis jackets wrestling the driver to the floor as revellers shouted at and spat on at him. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi fends off criticism that Democrats need new leadership


Lamb, who has declared victory in the district President Trump won by almost 20 points, ran with a moderate message, declaring his pro-life and pro-gun rights views and distancing himself from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi objected to that characterization arguing, "I don't think that he ran against me the entire time, I think he ran on his positive agenda". "This was a very big win", she said. Read More »

Philippine President Duterte urges other nations to quit ICC


Duterte lashed out at the war crimes tribunal two days after his government officially notified the United Nations of his decision to pull the Philippines out of the Rome Statute . Opened in 2002, the ICC is the world's only permanent war crimes court and aims to prosecute the worst abuses when national courts are unable or unwilling. Read More »

Bangladesh mourns Kathmandu crash victims


Twenty-six of those killed were from Bangladesh. The US-Bangla Airlines said it will continue to cooperate fully with the investigation of all associated government agencies. The accident was the worst in the last 25 years in Nepal, which has repeatedly faced global sanctions for failing to adhere to safety standards in its aviation sector. Read More »

Britain's top diplomat accuses Putin directly of being behind Russian spy poisoning

Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a bench outside the Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson warded off "Russophobia" claims, saying he had no issue with the Russian people. With Russia's presidential election fast-approaching, RT takes a look at how global media outlets are covering the campaign, and if they apply the same rigorous standards as they would in their home countries. Read More »

Zarco takes Qatar MotoGP pole


At that moment, the coast seemed to be clear, but there was a certain Marc Marquez behind him who had never even considered giving up. In fact, the six-time world champion tried every which way but loose, putting it all on the line just as he had in Austria and Japan. Read More »

John Goodman Lampoons Rex Tillerson on SNL


Bill Hader (right) brought his Anthony Scaramucci impersonation back to life in the opening sketch for Saturday Night Live that he hosted. The spot started with Kate McKinnon's always great Jeff Sessions and ended with Fred Armisen's spot-on impression of Fire and Fury author Michael Wolfe. Read More »

France agrees Russian Federation behind poisoning of former spy in Britain: Elysee


On March 4, former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench in a shopping center in the southern British city of Salisbury. In contrast to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump who assured May they were taking her government's views seriously, President Emmanuel Macron and other French officials have declined to point a finger directly at Russian Federation. Read More »

United Kingdom set for second day of snow and ice


We now have a yellow warning for snow and ice in place for the rest of today (18 March), following an amber warning that stretched from 4pm on Saturday afternoon right through to 9am on Sunday morning. The Met Office said the daytime high at Great Dun Fell, in Cumbria - at a height of 847 metres - reached -7.1C, but with wind gusts in excess of 85mph, there was a "feels like" temperature of -22C. Read More »

Britain must seize oligarchs' cash, says Putin's 'number one enemy'


The Foreign Secretary said the Kremlin's tit-for-tat expulsion of 23 British diplomats from Russian Federation would only impact Vladimir Putin's compatriots. The expulsion came after May Wednesday ordered out the largest number of Russian diplomats from London in 30 years and broke off all high-level contacts. Read More »

Aretha Franklin Cancels Upcoming Performances Due To Doctor's Orders


Franklin has been followed by frequent rumors of poor health for years. Rolling Stone also reports, Franklin announced that her March 25th concert at Newark's New Jersey Performing Arts Center would also be cancelled. She said that the venue will be called Aretha's. "Since she first placed a single on the Billboard chart in 1961 ("Won't Be Long", on Columbia Records), she's racked up an wonderful 88 chart singles, including, of course, such timeless hits as " Respect ", "Chain of ... Read More »

Amber weather warning for snow across Cornwall

A spokesperson said: "A spell of snow will move west across many parts of southwest Britain on Saturday night and Sunday". Snowfall has also been causing disruption across parts of Ireland , with a status orange snow-ice warning extended to 6pm for seven counties, including Dublin. Read More »

Iran, US may hold talks on 2015 nuke deal


The talks in Vienna on Friday, a regular review of the accord, involved Iran, senior U.S. official Brian Hook and representatives of Russia , China , France, Britain and Germany. Incoming State Secretary Mike Pompeo could change foreign policy in a way that could trigger the loss of 1.4 million barrels per day in global crude supply. Read More »

Russian Federation expels British diplomats


A statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry said it will close the British Council, an organization for cultural education and educational opportunities. Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn called for "cool heads" on Saturday as he said the attack should be referred to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Read More »

Six Nations: Italy's Parisse expects 'most difficult' Scotland


Italy's full-back is making his mark on the global stage having scored three tries in four matches. When it comes to recent meetings, the visiting side have won four of the last five matches between the two teams in the Six Nations . But we know it will be tough as Italy are at home and have shown they can be very good in parts of the game. This Italian side is a little more constructive in the way they play; they score tries, though not as many as they concede, and in full-back ... Read More »

May 'anticipated' Russian retaliation in ex-spy poisoning row

Her foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, said on Friday that he believed the poisoning was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin . He said: "Those who are trying to complicate the organisation of the World Cup in Russian Federation have a motive in the Skripal case". Read More »

Powerball jackpot ticket worth $457M sold


If you missed out on Saturday's prize, you have another chance to win big in Tuesday's $377 million Mega Millions drawing. Further details on the victor and where the ticket was purchased have yet to be released. The ticket sold in Texas won a $2 million prize using the 2X multiplier, while the other two tickets are worth $1 million each. The ticket sold in Texas won an additional $1 million because the buyer spent an extra $1 to exercise the Power Play option. Read More »

Russian Federation to expel United Kingdom diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens


While many British politicians have backed the government in blaming Moscow for the nerve agent attack , the U.K.'s main opposition leader has cautioned against a rush to judgment. The United Kingdom thoroughly briefed its allies that it was highly likely that Russian Federation was responsible for the attack. "Prime Minister May's decision to expel the Russian diplomats is the level of response that many Americans have been craving from our own administration". Read More »

Palestinian Kills Two Israeli Soldiers in West Bank Car Ramming


The attack took place on the 585 highway near the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Mevo Dotan some 10 kilometers southwest of Jenin. Palestinians too see the city as their capital and Trump's recognition broke with decades of United States policy that its status would be negotiated between the parties. Read More »

Trump Attacks Mueller Personally on Twitter

The president also took aim at former Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabe , who was fired Friday two days before he was due to retire, and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, who Trump sacked a year ago over the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Conservatives win South Australian state election after 16 years in opposition


Nick Xenophon's SA Best Party performed poorly in the election, securing no lower house seats while Mr Xenophon failed to win the seat of Hartley. The fact is we are now in contention'. Weatherill promoted his government's efforts to stand up for South Australians on energy security, unveiling a $10m loan for United Kingdom billionaire Sanjeev Gupta's Port Augusta battery storage project, which would be the largest in the world, superseding the Tesla battery built in South Australia past year. Read More »

New status orange weather warning issued as snow hits Ireland overnight


The St Patrick's Day Festival's Big Day Out at Merrion Square in Dublin has been cancelled due to the weather conditions. Dublin Bus issued a statement saying they wish to advise customers that have curtailments in place on some routes. There are also disruptions for Luas passengers due to a signal fault. Predictions of freezing cold weather this weekend were scoffed at but given the latest forecast, snow is imminent. Read More »