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Foul play suspected in death of wife of poisoned Russian spy

According to the headstone, Mr Skripal's wife Liudmila died on October 23, 2012 at the age of 59. His son Alexander, 43, died a year ago. He then added that those who seek to commit treason may incur heart attacks, vehicle accidents, strokes, and sui...

WaPo: Erik Prince, Seychelles Meeting Possible Kremlin Back Channel

Prince testified previous year before the House Intelligence Committee about his meeting and Thursday, Democrats pounced on reports that Lebanese-American businessman George Nader told the special counsel he was at the meeting. He's also the you...

Russian Embassy Twitter Account Snarks About Alleged Poisoning of MI6 Double Agent

About 180 troops have been brought in to help remove vehicles and potentially-contaminated objects around the crime scene due to their specialist knowledge, said police . After a communication breakdown this week with the U.S. State Department, th...

Manafort pleads not guilty to fraud charges

The Virginia indictment accused Manafort and his business associate, Rick Gates , of lying to banks about their business income in order to secure more than $20 million in loans. Gates and Manafort were both charged with multiple counts of conspirac...

U.S. roughly and blatantly deceived Russian Federation during Euromaidan, - Putin

In an angry address aimed at the West's sanctions over Moscow's annexation of Crimea, Mr Putin on Thursday (AEDT) said efforts to contain Russian Federation were "illegitimate and unfair". "The decision to use nuclear weapons can only be made if ...

Trump may exempt countries from tariffs for NAFTA deal

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters the exemptions would be made on a "case by case" and "country by country" basis, a reversal from the policy articulated by the White House just days ago that there would be no exemptions from Tru...

North Korea offers halt to ICBM program, Chosun says

Any discussion of a U.S. troop withdrawal will be fraught, however, as both Seoul and Washington see them as a bulwark against North Korean provocations. The brazen daylight assassination unleashed diplomatic shockwaves and widespread condemnation of...

After 40 years, USA aircraft carrier Carl Vinson arrives in Vietnam

The visit was made under an invitation of the US Embassy in Vietnam . This comes as China has been building militarized artificial islands across the South China Sea, stirring concern among regional USA allies. Analysts say the port call, which ...

BJP's probable Tripura CM candidate meets Manik Sarkar

Sangma met the governor on Sunday evening to stake claim to form a coalition government in Meghalaya. Since 2014 Lok Sabha results #BJP has lost Assembly segments in over 50 Lok Sabha Seats & has won only about 2 LS seats. Despite the BJP's success ...

The Best Fashion Moments From The 90th Academy Awards

Warren Beatty has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards - four for Best Actor, four for Best Picture , two for Best Director , three for Original Screenplay , and one for Adapted Screenplay - winning Best Director for Reds (1981).

Snow, gusting winds expected in Racine Monday night through Tuesday

Winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour. Increasing clouds, with a low around 28. North wind around 5 miles per hour becoming light and variable. Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before 7pm. Wednesday - A chance of rain and snow showers....

Rockets Win Streak Hits 15 Games With Win Over Celtics

But the Houston Rockets showed the NBA-loving free world just why they do have championship potential Saturday night. In the end, the team won thanks to-you guessed it-defense. Again, the sample size here is small, but all the little things that go...

Italy to vote in general elections after divisive campaign

Silvio Berlusconi was approaching the ballot box with his ID and polling card when a woman interrupted. "I am anxious that there might be some situations in which some people will not be able to vote", former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi , sa...

United Kingdom leader tries to ease concerns of banks in Brexit talks

But Nick Clegg, the former Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister, was more downcast, telling social media: "PM's speech is a bit like someone who used to say they wanted to move out of their home to a shiny new one but end up moving into the attic...

Gunman outside White House dies after'shooting himself in head

The name of the man has yet to be released to the public as authorities are scouring for his relatives. "We're working to notify next of kin". The man approached the fence line, removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds, none of which ...

Dangerous Snow Conditions Cause Inbounds Avalanche at Squaw Valley, Sweeps Five Guests

The RECCO® Rescue System is two-part technology, something ski resort and rescue teams caryy. On Thursday, the county ordered up to 30,000 people to evacuate areas near wildfire burn scars, and officials say 87 percent did so. Friday, had received ...

Valspar-Woods, 1st Ld-Writethru,422

Tiger Woods tweeted Friday morning of his plans to play the Valspar Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational during the next two weeks. From the time Woods returned - first at his unofficial Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas last D...

China Temporarily Bans The Use Of The Letter 'N' On The Internet

The god-king model is back. The timing was a direct slap at China: Chief of the Leading Group for Financial and Economic Affairs Office and Xi Jinping confidant Liu He 刘鹤 was at the White House today, apparently in the hopes of talking the Trum...

Gazprom already applied to arbitration to terminate contracts with Naftogaz

The Stockholm Arbitral Tribunal has ordered Russia's Gazprom to pay $4.63bn in damages to Ukraine's state natural gas company Naftogaz in a gas transit lawsuit. "The arbitrators explained their decision with the sharp deterioration in the state of th...

Turkish women sentenced to death in Iraq for joining IS

Also, the Iraqi authorities handed over four women and 27 children of Islamic State families to Russian Federation, after they all were acquitted of charges of involvement in terrorist activities against civilians and forces, the Iraqi foreign mini...

Proposal to change Chinese president's term limits

They will not nearly certainly be passed into law by the National People's Congress in March, as China's legislature always goes along with the proposals of party officials. "If two terms are not enough, then they can write in a third term, but there...

David and Louise Turpin to make court appearance in captivity case

The seven adult siblings are in the nearby Corona Medical Center, where they're being exposed to everything from Harry Potter movies to iPads. "That in itself is a new experience for them, understanding that they do have rights and they do have a...

Saudi Arabia to construct opera house in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia yesterday announced plans to spend billions on building new venues and flying in Western acts, in a total overhaul of its entertainment sector that would have been unthinkable not long ago. Women were recently granted the right to dri...

Twitter bars tactics used by 'bots' to spread false stories

Over 1 million accounts suspected to be fake were removed in January, and it's possible that the latest mass deletion of accounts is related to Twitter's commitment to address bots as well as the practice of paid followers. Twitter has cracked down...

Low-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Study Shows They Work About the Same

U.S. academics were attempting to end the long-running controversy over the merits of low-fat versus low-carbohydrate diets. "At the end of the year, people on the low-fat diet lost an average of nearly 12 pounds, compared with about 13 pounds for ...

Eurosceptic MPs pile pressure on UK's premier over Brexit

The letter says that Britain "must have the ability to change British laws and rules once we leave, rather than being a "rule taker" without any substantive say in whatever Brussels decides". Responding, Labour MP Chris Leslie said on behalf of t...

Russian Federation denies responsibility for eastern Ghouta deaths

Ten people have been killed in Syria by government air strikes and shelling on a town in the suburbs of Damascus , the Syrian Civil Defence rescue organisation said. "It's a complex situation and not just a one-way street", he said, according ...

David Padgett to speak after Louisville loses 2013 national championship banner

University of Louisville interim President Dr. Greg Postel speaks to the media during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. "The NCAA's ruling can not change the accomplishments or the excitement generated by our Cardinals ...

Donald Trump says he would never sexually harass a woman 'in public'

In the same Times report , Trump defiantly denied the allegations: "None of this ever took place", he told the paper, which noted that he "began shouting at the Times reporter who was questioning him" and "said that The Times was making up the all...

Venezuela Launches Oil-Backed 'Petro' Cryptocurrency Amid US Sanctions

Dr Daniele Bianchi, of Warwick Business School, Assistant Professor of Finance, and researches cryptocurrencies , said that just "like an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), the Petro will be introduced through a pre-sale which will offer the new crypto...

AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal taken into custody by Delhi Police

The MLAs are under tremendous pressure from public, it said. There was a meeting of MLAs at CM's residence. Maken also said that it would be a very risky situation if Delhi goes towards administrative paralysis and demanded that the Delhi Lieute...

'I will not shut up,' Haley tells Palestinian negotiator

Haley, who noted Abbas's absence but addressed her remarks to him anyway, said the Palestinians don't have to like Trump's decision on Jerusalem but "that decision will not change". Haley said the body should focus attention on other problems in the ...

Heavy storm hits New Zealand

Seven local council areas, including the South Island's main city of Christchurch, declared a state of emergency on Tuesday as officials anticipated the worst. The official MetService weather bureau said the storm had moved out to sea south of Ch...

Law Firm Associate Charged With Lying To Mueller

Gates also deleted and then failed to produce emails he exchanged with the unnamed person in September, the charging document says. According to the document, van der Zwaan is accused of making false statements about his last communication with G...

Facebook to use U.S. mail to try and prevent future election meddling

In 2012 President Obama met with then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and remarks were made that were picked up by a live mike yet no one seems to remember this and the press as a whole ignored this. Obama also never moved to provide Ukraine with w...

Israel Shells Gaza with Tank Fire after 'Device Explodes' Injuring 4 Soldiers

In response, a tank struck an observation post in the vicinity believed to belong to the militant Palestinian faction, Islamic Jihad. Israel blames Hamas for any attack emanating from the enclave it controls. The two sides have fought three wars si...

SC knocks off No 10 Auburn

Chris Silva scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half, and he also grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Gamecock effort on the boards. Auburn (23-3, 11-3) will return home for a rematch against Alabama on Wednesday. "For us, it's been next man up",...

Oxfam chief: Sex abuse claims a 'stain' on the organisation

The charity has come under fire this week over the suspected cover up and failure to act on allegations that members of staff used prostitutes and aid works for sex. Oxfam allegedly covered up the scandal following reports that volunteers as youn...

Highline College on lockdown after reports of gunfire

Close doors. Close windows. Police, ambulances and first responders converged on the college immediately after the shooting was reported . Highline College in Des Moines, south of Seattle, sent out a notice around 9 a.m. Although police have not loc...

New South African Leader Pledges Economic and Political Turnaround

Ramaphosa, his deputy and party leader. New President Cyril Ramaphosa (center) said he would concentrate on creating jobs and attracting investment. Ramaphosa, South Africa's fifth president since the end of white minority rule, will return to pa...

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United States ends funding for 'flawed' UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees

The State Department announced Friday that the U.S. "will no longer commit further funding to this irredeemably flawed operation". Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of U...

Washington says goodbye to John McCain

Capitol on Friday. The funeral of at Washington's National Cathedral on Saturday , September 1 will be live-streamed through the McCain website , starting at 10am ET (3pm BST...

Hurricane Maria caused an estimated 2,975 deaths, new study shows

Hurricane Maria now stands as one of the deadliest natural disasters in US history - claiming even more lives than Hurricane Katrina - after a new report said the death tol...

Syrian army preparing phased Idlib assault

In an interview Monday night with the Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen television channel, Hatami said the agreement included the rehabilitation of Syria's defence industry and assured...

Prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg immunity in Cohen probe

But Cohen's place in Trump's political life ended up being peripheral. For Michael Cohen and Donald Trump , it's always been about money and loyalty. It's also the latest sign...

Scott Morrison to be Australian PM as Malcolm Turnbull ousted

Mr Dutton's and Mr Turnbull's camps waged the most chaotic, frenetic and at times farcical leadership struggle that Australian politics has seen in years, closing down Parliament...

Australia has no dedicated minister for cyber security

The City of Sydney councillor said she had a strong record of championing Liberal Party values at a local government level. "I have been preselected, I owe it to the Liberal Pa...

Air Quality Alert Issued For Northeast, Central And Southwest Minnesota

Air quality is expected to get worse as smoke builds up with visibility being affected. Puget Sound-area residents should avoid vacuuming for up to a week as they wait for the w...

Trump Wants Omarosa Arrested Over Her Tell-All New Book 'Unhinged'

He slightly improved upon 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney's abysmal numbers, capturing 8 percent of black voters, up from 6 percent. "Yes, Donald Trump is", she declared. G...

Furor over revoked security clearance grows as Trump said to threaten more

Trump told White House reporters on August 17 that it is a "disgrace" for Bruce Ohr to be at the department. "I think that Bruce Ohr is a disgrace, with his wife, Nellie", Trump...

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Interim information minister departs for Vajpayee’s funeral

Interim information minister departs for Vajpayee’s funeral

Serving as prime minister briefly in 1996 then again from 1998 to 2004, Mr Vajpayee was admired even by prominent political foes. "Leader who was respected deeply for his humil...

Trump can not even commemorate Charlottesville correctly

Trump can not even commemorate Charlottesville correctly

Officials declared states of emergency for both the city of Charlottesville and the state of Virginia to help law enforcement mobilise state and local resources for security reas...

Trump Fires Back at Former Staffer Omarosa Manigault

In his opinion, the most obvious reason would be that the White House "had its own suspicions that she was the type of person who might try to secretly record [the meeting], and ...

United States to Launch Space Force in 2020, Pence Says

United States to Launch Space Force in 2020, Pence Says

Pence and the report noted that Congressional action would be required to establish a new military branch, but said the Trump administration would work with Congress to estab...

Baby boy dies after being found in river near Brooklyn Bridge

Baby boy dies after being found in river near Brooklyn Bridge

Sunday . The baby was wearing only diapers. "I called 911. At that point I thought it was a doll", Mr. Campbell told the AP. Officials want to know: How long was the boy in the...