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Trump to host Saudi Crown Prince

Trump to host Saudi Crown Prince Saudi Arabia's king has established special anti-corruption units of prosecutors to pursue embezzlement cases in the kingdom after a recent crackdown . Major General al-Qahtani was an aide to the son of the late Saudi King Abdullah . " We signed away everything ", a relative of a former detainee, said. [Full Article...]

France to commit 700 million euros to International Solar Alliance

France to commit 700 million euros to International Solar Alliance The French President co-chaired the summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan that was also attended by the heads of 23 nations and 10 ministerial representatives. "Driven by remarkable cost declines, innovative policies and new business models, solar energy has emerged as the fastest growing renewable energy worldwide". [Full Article...]

Betsy DeVos Intentionally Chose Not To Visit Struggling Schools In Michigan

Betsy DeVos Intentionally Chose Not To Visit Struggling Schools In Michigan Interviews with DeVos broadcast Sunday night and Monday morning by CBS and NBC show that she's performing below grade level in all subjects - and her deviation below the mean is anything but standard. Instead, one stunningly flat-footed exchange went viral nearly immediately, calling into question her knowledge about public schools, school choice and the very agency she leads. [Full Article...]

Raiders to release high-price CB Smith

Raiders to release high-price CB Smith Both cornerbacks signed lucrative contracts in 2016. While under contract with Oakland in the 2016 and 2017 seasons, he hadn't appeared in a regular-season game since 2015. Smith's two interceptions against the Dallas Cowboys on December 17 led Oakland, which only had five picks on the year. The Raiders released David Amerson, a starter last season when he was healthy, in February. [Full Article...]

Three package bombings in Texas "related"

Three package bombings in Texas Organizers of the South By Southwest festival are urging those visiting Austin , "if you see something, say something", after three package bombings killed two people and injured two others in less than two weeks. Anthony Stephan House , 39, died from injuries in the March 2 explosion, police said. His death is being investigated as a homicide. The police say the devices are powerful enough... [Full Article...]

No coordination between Trump and Russia, say Republicans in draft report

No coordination between Trump and Russia, say Republicans in draft report Not only were some key players never interviewed, but a number of witnesses reportedly refused to answer a series of questions, often at the behest of the White House . But he added: "We found no evidence that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it colluded with the Russians". "If Russians have leverage over the President, GOP has decided that it would rather not know". [Full Article...]

Militants 'Capture District Headquarters' In Afghan Province

Militants 'Capture District Headquarters' In Afghan Province Follow Trend on Telegram. The Taliban immediately claimed responsibility saying the district is now under their control. The attack triggered a deadly skirmish between fighters from the militant movement and security forces. The attack came just days after 18 Afghan security force officers, including eight members of the Afghan special forces and 10 policemen, were killed in an overnight Talib... [Full Article...]

Trump lauds new gun measures

Trump lauds new gun measures The proposal was notably absent from a modest set of Trump administration plans for school safety released over the weekend, which closely aligned with NRA positions. The president is not asking Congress to raise the age to buy assault weapons to 21 despite his previous support for the idea. But you can buy the kind of weapon used in the school shooting at 18. [Full Article...]

PM Modi, French President Macron reach Varanasi

PM Modi, French President Macron reach Varanasi Accompanied by his wife Brigitte Marie-Claude, Macron arrived in India on Friday night and was greeted by Modi at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. PM Modi will also host a lunch in the honour of the French President. He will launch various development projects and address a public meeting at the DLW Grounds in Varanasi. [Full Article...]

Farmers to protest outside Maharashtra Assembly on Monday

Farmers to protest outside Maharashtra Assembly on Monday A year ago in June, similar protests gave a rise to intense situation over most parts of the state, forcing the CM Devendra Fadnavis-led government to annouce a conditional Rs 34,000 crore loan waiver, which was not implemented properly, according to farmers. [Full Article...]

Trump Stumps For Pennsylvania GOP Candidate - And Himself

Trump Stumps For Pennsylvania GOP Candidate - And Himself Should Lamb win, it would be another indication of a hard road ahead for the GOP in this year's midterms. At the rally, Trump also revealed what he said will be the replacement for "Make America Great Again" during a rally for a Republican congressional candidate in Pennsylvania where he lambasted several potential Democratic rivals, including Vermont Sen. [Full Article...]

Bihar bypolls: All you need to know about the poll-bound state

Bihar bypolls: All you need to know about the poll-bound state On the other hand, the bye-elections to Jehanabad and Bhabua assembly seats are being held following the demise of sitting legislators from the RJD and the BJP , respectively. Adityanath, who is also Mahant of Gorakhnath temple, had won Gorakhpur for five times in a row since 1998. Mr Alam, son of RJD MP Mohammad Taslimuddin from Araria , whose death necessitated by-election, was JD (U) MLA from... [Full Article...]

European Union to respond to United States tariffs within 90 days if not exempt

A top trade official in the European Union warned the White House on Thursday that it has an "arsenal" of measures at its disposal to fight back against President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE 's planned ... [Full Article...]

Erdogan vows to press Syria offensive to key Kurdish-held towns

Erdogan vows to press Syria offensive to key Kurdish-held towns MERSIN, Turkey:Turkish and Free Syrian Army forces have so far liberated 850 square kilometers (328 square miles) during the Turkish-led counter-terrorist operation in Afrin , Syria, Turkey's president said on Saturday. He added that Turkey is resolute in the fight against terrorism. The word "neutralised" is used to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or cap... [Full Article...]

Bannon tells French far-right: 'history is on our side'

Bannon tells French far-right: 'history is on our side' Bannon was in France on Saturday, bringing his closed-borders, anti-trade, anti-foreigner message to members of the country's struggling far-right National Front party. Jean-Marie Le Pen also is to be scratched from the party's books along with his title of honorary president-for-life. An election next year for members of the European Union's lawmaking arm will be the National Front's first chan... [Full Article...]

GOP Lawmakers Voice Little Support For Trump's Tariffs

Ryan told Home Depot Inc . employees how they and their company will be helped by the tax cuts passed past year. The people spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the president's signing of the orders. Janesville Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has made it clear that he is not in support of the President's move. He has urged Republican lawmakers to stay focused on reminding voters about the ... [Full Article...]

Toys 'R' Us considers closing all U.S. stores

Toys 'R' Us considers closing all U.S. stores The toy chain's United States division entered bankruptcy in September past year, planning to emerge with a leaner business model and more manageable debt. The company has been shedding sales in large part due to growing competition from online retailers like Amazon . There is only one Toys "R" Us in Texoma which is located in Wichita Falls near Sikes Senter Mall. [Full Article...]

United Nations envoy urges Taliban to respond to Afghan government offer

United Nations envoy urges Taliban to respond to Afghan government offer The spokesperson for the Health Ministry, Wahid Majro, said several of the wounded were in critical condition and he feared the death toll could rise further. Alice Wells, a USA principal deputy assistant secretary of state in charge of South and Central Asian affairs, said Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's offer of talks with the Taliban without any preconditions was the "most specific and forward-... [Full Article...]

Food trickles in to Syria's battered Eastern Ghouta

Food trickles in to Syria's battered Eastern Ghouta President Bashar al-Assad vowed last week that Syrian forces would continue the campaign until the whole area is retaken. "If I thought about leaving Ghouta I would worry about the regime because there are no guarantees: and, second, I would worry about Jaish al-Islam, because they won't let us leave", said one activist in Douma . [Full Article...]

Mexico: Embattled Kushner to Meet With Pena Nieto

Mexico: Embattled Kushner to Meet With Pena Nieto Trump described the announcement as an incentive for a favorable renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), CNBC reported . Videgaray was scheduled to accompany the Mexican head of state on that trip. Videgaray lost his job as finance minister over the trip's fallout, but was later appointed foreign minister after Trump's surprise win in the USA presidential election. [Full Article...]


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