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Mysterious train in Beijing sparks speculation of visit by Kim Jong Un Mysterious train in Beijing sparks speculation of visit by Kim Jong Un
- March 27, 2018

Satellite phone connections and flat screen TVs have been installed so that the North Korean leader can be briefed and issue orders", the paper said . In any case, the train's journey to Beijing fits the profile of Kim family visits to China's rulers in the past, and makes sense from both the Chinese and North Korean sides in the run up to attempting diplomacy with Trump face-to-face. (more...)
Pakistan condemns missile attack on Saudi Arabia Pakistan condemns missile attack on Saudi Arabia
- March 27, 2018

Rebel missiles reached the capital in November drawing anger from the Saudi leadership who blamed Iran for providing the weapons to the Houthis. The Houthi rebels say the ballistic missiles were targeted at King Khalid International Airport 35 kilometers away from Riyadh and also airports in Saudi Arabia's Asir and Jizan, in the country's southwest. (more...)
NaMo app data not leaked, says govt NaMo app data not leaked, says govt
- March 26, 2018

After targeting the Centre over pending court cases, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has now hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the appointment of judges to Supreme Court and High Courts. In his tweet, Gandhi also attacked the media saying on Twitter , "Ps. Thanks mainstream media, youre doing a great job of burying this critical story, as always". (more...)
Stringent security in place for PSL final in Karachi Stringent security in place for PSL final in Karachi
- March 26, 2018

As well as the final in Karachi , both eliminators were held in Lahore this week - a step forward from previous year, when only the final was held on Pakistani soil. "It's great that West Indies are coming here and that was important and I look forward to more teams coming and more grounds hosting matches in Pakistan". (more...)
Demonstrators gather around the USA to protest gun violence Demonstrators gather around the USA to protest gun violence
- March 26, 2018

Tarr said the country needs gun laws that are "more than a Band-Aid on a broken bone". "Although the Second Amendment gives us the right to keep and bear arms, which is not something I totally disagree with, this right should not entitle people to weapons that can shoot 10 (rounds) per second", Luker said. (more...)
Here comes the Dropbox IPO Here comes the Dropbox IPO
- March 26, 2018

Dropbox reported revenue of US$1.11 billion in 2017, up 32 percent from a year earlier. InvestorPlace.com analyst Tom Taulli suggests that "in the case of Dropbox , investors get a chance to get exposure to a next-generation tech company, which is a proven business model". (more...)
Fugitive ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont arrested by German cops Fugitive ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont arrested by German cops
- March 26, 2018

Puigdemont fled Spain in previous year after his bid to declare Catalan as independent from Spain; he has since been living in exile in Belgium . The plebiscite was not, however, recognized by Madrid, which subsequently imposed direct rule over the autonomous region and dismissed its government. (more...)
Earth Hour marked by Ottawa electrical company Earth Hour marked by Ottawa electrical company
- March 25, 2018

Ireland's Earth Hour Ambassador, Deirdre Lane, is pleased with the support received from numerous communities in the build up to the event. It's an event aimed at raising awareness about climate change - but a new survey suggests we may be motivated to take part in Earth Hour tomorrow night by a different kind of green. (more...)
Iowa family of four found dead in Mexican resort Iowa family of four found dead in Mexican resort
- March 25, 2018

Kevin and Amy Sharp, as well as their two children, were confirmed dead by police in their hometown of Creston, Iowa, the Des Moines Register reported . Autopsies are being conducted in Mexico, the police statement said. Peterson was the first to report, via her Facebook page, that the Sharp family had been found deceased, and said in that post that foul play was not suspected. (more...)
Iranians charged with cyber theft, sanctioned by US Iranians charged with cyber theft, sanctioned by US
- March 25, 2018

Treasury Department sanctioned the Mabna Institute, the nine accused individuals, and one additional individual charged in a separate case in 2017 for allegedly stealing data from U.S. "The hackers targeted innovations and intellectual property from our country's greatest minds", Berman said, adding that they went after data and research from many fields. (more...)
Palestinian teen gets prison for slapping Israeli soldier Palestinian teen gets prison for slapping Israeli soldier
- March 25, 2018

Ahed Tamimi, 17, became a hero to Palestinians after the December 15 incident outside her home in the village of Nabi Saleh was streamed live on Facebook by her mother and went viral. When her mother went to the local authorities seeking information about her daughter, she too was detained. The proposed arrangement, which would also see al-Tamimi pay a $1,500 fine, must still be approved by the military court. (more...)
Stocks turn sharply lower, unable to shake off trade war fears Stocks turn sharply lower, unable to shake off trade war fears
- March 25, 2018

Trump's crackdown on China came shortly after US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that more countries will be exemptfrom the steel and aluminum tariffs that Trump announced three weeks ago. Earlier this month the Trump administration ordered tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, and stocks dropped as investors anxious about the possibility of tougher restrictions on worldwide trade and smaller profits for corporations. (more...)
North, South Korea to hold talks in a week North, South Korea to hold talks in a week
- March 25, 2018

People watch a TV screen showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Seoul Railway Station. Seoul has notified Pyongyang via a border communication channel, of its proposal for talks next Thursday on the northern side of the border truce village of Panmunjom, saying the South's three-member delegation will be led by Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon. (more...)
China urges US away from "brink" as Trump picks trade weapons
- March 24, 2018

A big trade war with the U.S. could slow China's rapid growth critical to his long-term vision. China also announced retaliatory measures against the US. The US debt that China buys helps finance the rising federal government deficit. The lopsided responses - China's ministry of commerce posted a relatively staid comment on its website - signal vastly different strategies between the world's two largest economies in an escalating dispute that has raised fears of a trade war. (more...)
Trump negotiating with countries over tariffs says White House Trump negotiating with countries over tariffs says White House
- March 24, 2018

President Donald Trump defeated a watchdog group's court challenge to his administration's use of instant-messaging applications that automatically erase their contents. "It didn't come up on today's call". Sanders insisted that the administration has scolded Putin at the appropriate times . The Kremlin said in a statement that Putin and Trump had agreed on the need to work together to curb a possible arms race and spoken of the need to cooperate to ensure strategic stability and fight ... (more...)
Car bomb near Afghan stadium kills at least 13 Car bomb near Afghan stadium kills at least 13
- March 24, 2018

Aminullah Abed, the chief of the province's public health department, said the 12 killed and 40 wounded were received at a hospital in the province's capital, Lashkar Gah, on Friday. Helmand is part of the main bastion of the Taliban and a key drug-producing region of Afghanistan. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack. (more...)
Nicolas Sarkozy arrested in Gaddafi poll funding inquiry Nicolas Sarkozy arrested in Gaddafi poll funding inquiry
- March 24, 2018

Sarkozy was placed in custody by police at a police station northwest of Paris , according to The Associated Press . He will be questioned by magistrates looking into allegations. Sarkozy has another trial pending for other campaign finance violations, accused of "overspending" when he tried running for re-election in 2012. He can be held for up to 48 hours and presented to the Magistrates Court for indictment straight away if police seek charges. (more...)
Ex-Playmate apologizes to Melania for alleged affair with Trump Ex-Playmate apologizes to Melania for alleged affair with Trump
- March 24, 2018

The White House has denied that the president had an affair with McDougal . Former Playboy model Karen McDougal has opened up about her affair with U.S. The lawsuit filed by MacDougal came two-week after porn star Stormy Daniels filed a similar suit against Trump . McDougal also spoke about spending a weekend with Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in 2006. (more...)
Florida shooting survivors to demand gun law reforms Florida shooting survivors to demand gun law reforms
- March 24, 2018

Authorities seemed to be unnerved by his repeated visits to the school and with what appeared to be admiration for his brother and his notoriety as an accused mass murderer. Her calls to police about his behavior resulted in no action. A judge imposed the high bond amount and many other restrictions. "Weeks after his brother murdered, injured and terrorized at the school, (Zachary) was there", Murphy said. (more...)
United States approves proposed $1bn arms sale to Saudi Arabia United States approves proposed $1bn arms sale to Saudi Arabia
- March 24, 2018

The civil war has killed an estimated 10,000 people. He added: "They have stood by the United Nations-recognized government, and we are going to end this war". The Pentagon said Mattis and the crown prince also discussed Afghanistan, and Riyadh was willing to help members of the Taliban and their families who were interested in reconciliation efforts. (more...)