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Parents escort Stoneman Douglas students to campus for their first day back

Parents escort Stoneman Douglas students to campus for their first day back Survivors of the second-deadliest U.S. public school shooting were brought to tears yesterday by empty seats and missing friends at roll call as they returned to their Florida high school two weeks after 17 students and educators were massacred there. [Full Article...]

EU Ready To Mediate In Latest Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute

EU Ready To Mediate In Latest Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute Head of Gazprom Alexei Miller as cited by RIA Novosti, said that the court " made an asymmetric decision ", violating the balance of the parties' interests. In the dispute over the gas transit contract, it is important not only the amount of compensation, but also the decision on the tariffs for the Russian gas transportation across Ukraine. [Full Article...]

President Ghani of Afghanistan offers Taliban a political path to peace

President Ghani of Afghanistan offers Taliban a political path to peace Meanwhile, United States has also supported peace talks in Tashkent and State Department spokesman Heather Nauert that Uzbekistan plays a historical role in the stability of Afghanistan, and this conference can in many ways be considered the return of (Uzbekistan) to the global arena. [Full Article...]

Manjhi quits NDA, will join grand alliance tomorrow

Manjhi quits NDA, will join grand alliance tomorrow The Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular (HAM-S) on Wednesday announced its exit from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) with the BJP and said it would enter the Grand Alliance, a party leader said. In the last few days, Manjhi held several meetings with Tejashwi Yadav and Rabri Devi at the latter's residence and a deal was nearly struck. Sources from within the party said that Manjhi's decision pro... [Full Article...]

Democrats, Republicans file for every legislative seat

Democrats, Republicans file for every legislative seat The filing deadline for write-in candidates for the May 8 primary election has passed. Moore, 57, points to his 32 years working with the court system and trying about any kind of case that can be filed as qualifications for the clerk of court post, while Upon his appointment, Plemmons said he meant to respect for the county's history and traditions and promised a commitment to excellence in... [Full Article...]

French embassy in Burkina Faso attacked: FM

French embassy in Burkina Faso attacked: FM There was no claim of responsibility. Gunfire and explosions resounded for hours, subsiding by midday. The news site reports that the embassy had earlier posted, "attack in progress at the French Embassy and the French Institute". PREMIUM TIMES publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, reported from Ouagadougou that Burkinabe soldiers have largely contained the attack and have taken charge of the streets ... [Full Article...]

Pak yet again violates ceasefire, shells heavily on LoC in Rajouri

Pak yet again violates ceasefire, shells heavily on LoC in Rajouri Pakistani media, quoting Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a media wing of Pakistan Army , admitted that two of their soldiers were killed in the Indian firing, identifying the slain soldiers as Sepoy Muneer Chohan and Sepoy Amir Hussain. [Full Article...]

Televangelist Joel Osteen describes the impact Rev. Billy Graham had on him

That verse, John 14:6, says "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life". Franklin Graham , Billy Graham's oldest son, will give the funeral message . His coffin was built by inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, who typically construct caskets for fellow prisoners who can not afford one. [Full Article...]

French National Front leader investigated over grisly tweets

French National Front leader investigated over grisly tweets European lawmakers had taken a similar decision back in March 2017 regarding the same issue. The images, tweeted with the caption "This is Daesh", included a picture of the decapitated body of United States reporter James Foley, a man in an orange jumpsuit on fire in a cage, and another man being driven over by a tank. [Full Article...]

BJP to hold meeting with party-ruled States' CMs, Dy CMs

BJP to hold meeting with party-ruled States' CMs, Dy CMs Addressing a farmers rally in Karnataka, Prime Minister reiterated their welfare is at the core of the Modi's government's policy making. The 15th assembly polls are due in the state in late April-early May. He met farmers ahead of his address there and expressed his delightedness to be able to meet the farmers of the state. The BJP leaders are very optimistic, even sure of dismantling the Left'... [Full Article...]

Governor sings Sunday alcohol sales into law

Governor sings Sunday alcohol sales into law Holcomb will sign Sunday alcohol sales into law tomorrow. "Now when you do your shopping on Sunday", Holcomb said, "all the aisles will be open to you if you want to make a pit stop before the tailgate". Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) wrote the bill and says the timing was right. "People are not going to buy more alcohol", he said. "I think it's very hard for legislators to want to vote for col... [Full Article...]

Plans suspended to tax Jerusalem church properties

Plans suspended to tax Jerusalem church properties The laws would have also made it more hard for church leaders to sell the land they already owned-legislature even went as far as stating that the government would be able to reclaim land that had been owned by the church. The church, situated in the Old City - which falls in occupied East Jerusalem, is one of the holiest in Christianity. Anger had been bubbling among the Christians from the tim... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump speaks out in support of Florida students' push for change

Melania Trump speaks out in support of Florida students' push for change The contract was officially terminated last week, with Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham noting that the first lady had "severed the gratuitous services contract with Ms. Most recently he's been interested in arming teachers at schools. Inauguration committee chairman Tom Barrack had promised to donate any of the record $ 107 million raised by the committee and not used during the even... [Full Article...]

Assembly polls: Nagaland records 75% polling, 67% turnout in Meghalaya

Assembly polls: Nagaland records 75% polling, 67% turnout in Meghalaya In the ceasefire violation, two BSF jawans sustained minor injuries, a BSF officer said. A bomb explosion has been reported at a polling booth in Tizit Assembly constituency in Nagaland . Another 340 polling booths have been categorised as "critical" while 67 have been categorised as vulnerable as well as critical. The constituency will go to polls on March 12. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia places a woman in top government position

Saudi Arabia places a woman in top government position King Salman of Saudi Arabia issued a series of royal decrees February 27 that reshuffled several government positions, as well as some prominent military and defense-related jobs. The Saudi intervention in the Yemen conflict was Mohammed bin Salman's initiative: one of the first indications of just how dramatically he was going to break away from the country's traditional caution. [Full Article...]

Kushner Business Reportedly Got Big Loans After White House Meetings

Kushner Business Reportedly Got Big Loans After White House Meetings Those loans - $184 million received from Apollo Global Management in fall 2017, and $325 million from Citigroup in the spring that same year - were received some time after Kushner met with top executives from those companies at the White House. [Full Article...]

Shahbaz Sharif becomes interim chief of ruling PML-N

Shahbaz Sharif becomes interim chief of ruling PML-N Supreme Court disqualified Sharif as PML (N) leader in a judgment that referred to his earlier disqualification as prime minister by the apex court in July a year ago and ruled that Sharif can not hold the party office. He has said the top court had no business making the decision to oust him from the party position. The Sharif clan and their supporters have repeatedly denied allegations... [Full Article...]

Iran lauds Russian veto of UN Yemen resolution as "defeat for US"

Iran lauds Russian veto of UN Yemen resolution as Russian Federation on February 26 vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Iran over the alleged violations, with Russia's UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya calling its conclusions "uncorroborated". A UN Security Council resolution needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes by Russia, China, the United States, France or Britain to pass. Volunteer doctors are offering free medical services fo... [Full Article...]

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll 2018 updates: BJD leads with over 32000 votes

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll 2018 updates: BJD leads with over 32000 votes Patnaik said despite roping in a good candidate, Congress is likely to lose the by-poll due to unpreparedness, lack of funds and proper campaigning. Campaigning reached fever high in this assembly segment with the biggies of BJD and BJP camping in the area. Bijepur had become a prestige issue for the BJD and BJP ahead of the Assembly election and the General Election scheduled next yea... [Full Article...]

After Manafort pleads not guilty, trial set for September

After Manafort pleads not guilty, trial set for September Gates on February 23 at the session of the Federal court in Washington pleaded guilty to the conspiracy at the Federal levels of perjury. US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson set Manafort's trial to start September 17 in the US District Court for the District of Columbia . [Full Article...]


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