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Hillary Clinton speaks at Georgetown University

Hillary Clinton speaks at Georgetown University The former first lady, NY senator and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee addressed an awards ceremony at Georgetown University and focused on advancing the rights of women and girls. "This is strategic and necessary for matters of peace, prosperity and security". And it shouldn't be "a partisan issue", she added. The White House on March 16 released what it called a blueprint for the 2018 fi... [Full Article...]

Pregnant Northwest teacher exchanged naked photos with student, affidavit says

Pregnant Northwest teacher exchanged naked photos with student, affidavit says Police in the U.S. have charged a pregnant 27-year-old teacher with having an improper relationship with a 15-year-old pupil. Pictured, Katherine Harper Texas teacher accused of having sex with a 15 year old teen student, resulting in her pregnancy. [Full Article...]

De Blasio to announce support for plan to close Rikers Island

Former New York state Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, who is part of the group discussing the alternatives to the beleaguered Rikers, confirmed that the report expected to be released this weekend will recommend the city replace the correction complex with smaller jails around the city, according to the New York Post . [Full Article...]

Putin wants to meet Trump before July's G-20 summit

Putin sharply criticized what he described as the use of the "Russian card" in US domestic politics, saying it contradicts American interests. "Otherwise, why had he come there?" said Putin. "I knew that it would end this way". "He once said nice things about me". "If you like Trump, you should try to keep quiet when he's elected and not have a carnival in Moscow ", said the political analyst an... [Full Article...]

Erdogan urged use of 'legitimate' actors in Syria in talks with Tillerson

IS fighters have lost ground in Iraq and Syria, with three separate forces, backed by the US, Turkey and Russian Federation, advancing on the group's de facto capital, Raqqa. For his part, Cavusoglu said United States support for Kurdish forces in Syria had saddened Turkey and affected bilateral ties. "It has negatively affected the Turkish people's sentiments toward the United States", he said ... [Full Article...]

Taiwanese rights activist detained in China under suspicion of 'endangering national security'

Taiwanese rights activist detained in China under suspicion of 'endangering national security' Developments of the investigation, in line with judicial process, will be disclosed in a timely fashion, Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, told a press conference. "Lee Ming-cheh's detention on vague national security grounds will alarm all those that work with NGOs in China". "If we just let things go their way, I think both sides know very well ... [Full Article...]

United have Ney chance of getting their £170m man

Barcelona star Neymar has underlined his commitment to the club following media speculation he could join Manchester United this summer. One such club is Manchester United , who have been heavily linked with a move for the Brazilian worldwide. [Full Article...]

Turkish bank exec charged in USA case on Iran sanctions evasion

Turkish bank exec charged in USA case on Iran sanctions evasion A senior official at a state-owned Turkish bank has been detained in the United States on charges of helping Iran violate USA sanctions against the country, the bank said today. His firing brought relief to members of the Turkish government and caused a jump in the shares of Halkbank. Erdogan defended Zarrab when he was fingered in a 2013 Turkish corruption scandal that also implicated Erd... [Full Article...]

Aleix Garcia: 'Manchester City will benefit from global break'

Memories of Liverpool's 6-1 defeat at Stoke in May 2015 will motivate the home side, who could inflict a damaging defeat on Klopp's team. United's chances of winning the Premier League title are over, but can they get into the top four? With five clubs vying for the three Champions League places below Chelsea - unless they can produce a surprise result at Anfield, Everton are surely too far ... [Full Article...]

Trump administration drops human rights in Bahrain F-16 deal

Trump administration drops human rights in Bahrain F-16 deal Congressional Republicans, including Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, are likely to welcome the State Department's approach. The notice also came the same day that the commander of US forces in the Middle East, Army General Joseph Votel, told a House committee that foreign arms sales to allies shouldn't be burdened with preconditions tied to human rights because ... [Full Article...]

Lawyer Says White House Stopped Yates Testimony

Graham said that he thinks Nunes "put his objectivity in question, at the very least". Nunes has come under increasing fire after he said Monday that he met a source on White House grounds where he was shown in a secure setting intelligence documents, which last week he cited in a news conference as some support for Trump's claim that the Obama administration surveilled him. [Full Article...]

Cardinal Keeler, who led Baltimore archdiocese, has died

Cardinal Keeler, who led Baltimore archdiocese, has died Pope Francis cited Cardinal William Keeler's commitment to ecumenical and interreligious understanding in offering condolences on the death of the archbishop emeritus of Baltimore. Keeler was a priest for 37 years and served as an expert adviser to Pope John XXIII at the reforming Second Vatican Council of 1962-65. He later was named vice chancellor and vicar general of the Harrisburg Diocese an... [Full Article...]

Rexton name to return on all-new Ssangyong SUV

Rexton name to return on all-new Ssangyong SUV So far there is no indication if this is a new logo for the company's entire line-up. The India-spec model will come with some cosmetic tweaks, including a new Mahindra-family grille. With a front mounted engine, rear-wheel drive and 4x4, Rexton will be a class-leading contender. This is thanks to an all-new "Quad-Frame" body structure that uses high-strength steel and greatly improves body stre... [Full Article...]

How Geert Wilders Lost Power But Gained Influence in the Netherlands

How Geert Wilders Lost Power But Gained Influence in the Netherlands Although the VVD still has to pull together a ruling coalition, a jubilant Mr Rutte declared his party's victory as having put a "stop to the wrong kind of populism" that led to Brexit and propelled Mr Donald Trump into the White House. It took 54 days to form the last government back in 2012, which was composed of just two parties. "We've seen new parties emerge, and all parties should be able ... [Full Article...]

Alleged Islamic State sympathisers arrested over plot to bomb Venice's Rialto Bridge

Alleged Islamic State sympathisers arrested over plot to bomb Venice's Rialto Bridge A prosecutor claimed they followed Isis ideology, and had supposedly celebrated terror attacks in Europe, most recently the attack in Westminster in which Khalid Masood killed four people. It wasn't just theory and dogma, ' d'Ippolito said of the wiretaps. "We have monitored all their movements, all their contacts with the outside world and we were also able to monitor all their social media and... [Full Article...]

Germany: Turkish spy list may be deliberate provocation

Germany: Turkish spy list may be deliberate provocation Turkey is seeking his extradition from the United States. Gulen denies orchestrating the failed coup. The Incirlik Air Base is located in southern Turkey close to Syria and is used by several North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries, including the US, UK, and Germany, which has stationed a force of some 240 servicemen. [Full Article...]

UP Meat Traders Support Yogi Adityanath, Says Minister After Meeting

All (meat) shops will remain closed. Aquil Ahmad, a meat shop owner in Lucknow, the state capital, said that even though he has a license, he has chose to close his shop in support of others in his fraternity. In Modi's home state of Gujarat, 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, lost their lives after a wave of riots in 2002 when he was chief minister. More states follow Uttar Pradesh's lead in clos... [Full Article...]

US denies loosening rules for avoiding civilian casualties

US denies loosening rules for avoiding civilian casualties Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, said initial assessments show that USA forces did strike in an area in west Mosul , Iraq, where a building collapse killed as many as 200 civilians. [Full Article...]

Everything We Know So Far About the London Terrorist Attack

Counter-terror chief Mark Rowley revealed the name in a briefing Friday outside Scotland Yard in which he also said there were two other significant arrests. "Those affected include a real cross-section of ages from at least 12 nationalities", Rowley said. "One person remains in custody in connection with the attack after 11 arrests in the aftermath of the attack", he said. [Full Article...]

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women Trump said. She recently held a luncheon at the White House for International Women's Day, although Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka has been more of a presence in meetings with heads of state and business roundtables. Trump has until now largely shunned the traditional role of first lady, staying at her home in New York's Trump Tower with her young son Barron while her husband works from the White Hous... [Full Article...]


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