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Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony puts PM in hot seat

Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony puts PM in hot seat SNC-Lavalin was charged with fraud and corruption four years ago over allegations that it paid almost 36 million US dollars in bribes to officials in the government of toppled former Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi and defrauded Libyan organizations of an estimated 98 million USA dollars between 2001 and 2011. [Full Article...]

Trump Vows to Sign Executive Order Requiring Colleges to ‘Support Free Speech’

Trump Vows to Sign Executive Order Requiring Colleges to ‘Support Free Speech’ Mr Mueller is expected to hand in his report to the attorney general shortly. Mr Trump has frequently called the special counsel's investigation a "witch hunt". Rosenstein is expected to step down by mid-March. Trump still has made no move to fire Mueller, a Republican and respected former FBI director who has conducted his investigation with utmost secrecy. [Full Article...]

Huawei units plead not guilty to U.S. trade secret theft

Huawei units plead not guilty to U.S. trade secret theft Attorney Todd Greenberg said in court Thursday. The government previous year set up a high-level panel tasked with creating a road-map for 5G rollouts in India. Mike Pompeo , US Secretary of State, earlier this month had cautioned its allies that providing deploying equipment from Huawei in their respective countries would make it more hard for the US to partner with them, according to a Reut... [Full Article...]

Russian cargo ship crashes into South Korea bridge

Russian cargo ship crashes into South Korea bridge Fortunately, no injuries were reported when the nearly 5443-tonne Seagrand ship crashed into the side of the Gwangan Bridge. Tests conducted by the KCG revealed that the Russian captain's blood alcohol content was 0.086 percent-nearly three times the legal limit of 0.03 percent. [Full Article...]

BCCI welcomes Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman with a lovely message

BCCI welcomes Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman with a lovely message Sakina, a young woman who fled to a shelter with her two children, said the frequent shelling had made them "homeless in our own land". Rebel groups have been fighting Indian rule since 1989 and demand that Kashmir be united either under Pakistani rule or as an independent country. [Full Article...]

Overnight snow could make Wednesday's commute tricky across MI

Overnight snow could make Wednesday's commute tricky across MI SUNDAY: Windy and colder with a 70% chance for showers in the morning. Everyone will experience much colder temperatures beginning tomorrow , with highs only in the single digits on Sunday and Monday , with lows below zero Monday and Tuesday . [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn’s alternative Brexit plan defeated

Jeremy Corbyn’s alternative Brexit plan defeated Unless Brussels unexpectedly offers more concessions on the so-called Irish backstop to Mrs May before March 12, or Brexiteer MPs and the Democratic Unionist Party cave in to the prime minister, it seems most likely at this stage that MPs will still not back her withdrawal deal in the first half of March. [Full Article...]

Canada begins process of extraditing Huawei exec to US

Canada begins process of extraditing Huawei exec to US The Canadian government says it will allow an extradition hearing to proceed against the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , who was detained late past year. A spokesman for the Canadian justice ministry declined to comment. Meng, the daughter of the founder of Chinese telecoms giant, was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December 2018 at the United States' request, reportedly fo... [Full Article...]

Pakistan to release captured Indian pilot in 'peace gesture'

Pakistan to release captured Indian pilot in 'peace gesture' During the fighting, an Indian fighter pilot named Kambampati Nachiketa was captured by Pakistani forces after his plane crashed. On Friday, Pakistan re-opened its airspace partially to allow travel to four major cities. Seven civilians were injured on the Indian-controlled side of Kashmir, in the Uri border area, by Pakistani firing over night, Indian officials said. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets about Otto Warmbier, but not Kim

Trump tweets about Otto Warmbier, but not Kim American student Otto Warmbier , center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea, March 16, 2016. His late grandfather, Kim Il-sung, who founded North Korea, traveled to the country in 1958 and 1964. The summit between Trump and Kim was held in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday. It made no mention of the breakdown of the summit. Failure to reach an agreement marks a setback for... [Full Article...]

House panel had 'productive' interview with Trump ex-lawyer Cohen

House panel had 'productive' interview with Trump ex-lawyer Cohen Cohen meanwhile will return on March 6 for additional closed-door testimony to the Intelligence Committee, Schiff said . The onetime lawyer, who has been disbarred, said Trump directed him to lie about hush payments made to a porn actress to silence her claims of a 2006 affair with the real estate tycoon. [Full Article...]

House panel demands White House turn over records following report about Kushner

House panel demands White House turn over records following report about Kushner McGahn II, also wrote an internal memo outlining the concerns that had been raised about Mr. Kushner - including by the C.I.A. - and how Mr. McGahn had recommended that he not be given a top-secret clearance", The Times continued. The Times notes that only in "highly unusual cases" does the president weigh in to grant a topsecret security clearance. Earlier this year, Cummings said the Hous... [Full Article...]

Most Iranian Lawmakers Reportedly Ask Zarif To Remain Foreign Minister

Most Iranian Lawmakers Reportedly Ask Zarif To Remain Foreign Minister Zarif could stop going to work at the Foreign Ministry, forcing Rouhani's hand, but there's no precedent for that in the history of the Islamic Republic. The incident highlighted tensions between Zarif and his allies in the government and more hard-line elements within Iran's broader power structure. [Full Article...]

IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan returns home to a hero’s welcome

IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan returns home to a hero’s welcome The pilot , identified as Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman , was taken in a convoy that set out from the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore to the border crossing at Wagah on Friday, escorted by military vehicles with soldiers, their weapons drawn. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers Clash Over Accusations of Racism During Michael Cohen Hearing

Lawmakers Clash Over Accusations of Racism During Michael Cohen Hearing Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) brought out Lynne Patton , a Black woman and Trump-appointee, as proof that the President likes the Blacks. "It's racist to suggest I asked her to come in here for that reason". "I was there to represent one man - one man, by the way, who has done more for the black community than the last, probably, three presidents combined". [Full Article...]

BREXIT VOTE: Jeremy Corbyn's amendment rejected

BREXIT VOTE: Jeremy Corbyn's amendment rejected However, Labour is still facing fresh divisions over the timing and strategy for backing a second referendum, with some anti-Brexit MPs anxious it will be put to a vote and defeated before there is a real chance of a parliamentary majority. [Full Article...]

Britain's Theresa May promises to let parliament vote on Brexit delay

Britain's Theresa May promises to let parliament vote on Brexit delay If Parliament again rejects her deal, the lawmakers would be proceed with a vote over whether Britain can or cannot leave the European Union with no deal. The British Parliament's rejection of Corbyn's plan - widely expected - could move the Labour Party closer toward throwing its full weight behind a new public vote on Brexit . [Full Article...]

PM Modi Chairs High-Level Meet on Security Amid Indo-Pak Tensions

PM Modi Chairs High-Level Meet on Security Amid Indo-Pak Tensions India was quick to blame the state of Pakistan for the suicide bombing carried out by a native of the Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) - killing 44 soldiers. Tewari. Mr. Tewari asserted that while the entire nation and the Opposition had backed the government and stood as one, the ruling party was trying to reap political dividends from the air strikes. [Full Article...]

India shoots down Pakistani fighter jet after own aircraft downed

India shoots down Pakistani fighter jet after own aircraft downed It said it was investigating reports of his capture. "Am I with the Pakistani army?" "In the light of continued refusal of Pakistan to acknowledge and act against terror groups on its territory and based on credible information that the JeM is planning other attacks in various parts of India , Government of India has chose to take pre-emptive action", she said. [Full Article...]

Explainer: Netanyahu's corruption cases - What happens next?

Explainer: Netanyahu's corruption cases - What happens next? Netanyahu "received various high-value benefits, including the frequent and continuous supply of expensive goods, while at the same time undertaking actions favourable to Mr Milchan", the Justice Department said in a press release announcing the decision. [Full Article...]


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