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World News May warns of more action as Russian Federation expels diplomats
Author: 0 May warns of more action as Russian Federation expels diplomats

Britain blames Russian Federation for the nerve-agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who were found unconscious March 4 in the English city of Salisbury and remain in critical condition. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova denied that Russia or the Soviet Union had ever developed Novichok, the class of nerve agent Britain says was used to poison the Skripals.

World News Orange snow-ice warning issued as snow showers expected
Author: 0 Orange snow-ice warning issued as snow showers expected

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES have been affected by adverse weather conditions in a number of areas, particularly in the east. "The key message is, as always, to avoid unnecessary travel over the weekend", the department added. Trams are running between The Point and Tallaght. Sunday services are operating on the lines as planned, but services on the Maynooth line are operating up to half an hour late due to the snowy conditions.

World News Nerve agent fallout: Russian Federation evicts United Kingdom diplomats
Author: 0 Nerve agent fallout: Russian Federation evicts United Kingdom diplomats

London has responded with a refusal to a note by the Russian Foreign Ministry requesting access to ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal poisoned in Salisbury. Britain and Russian Federation have each expelled 23 diplomats and taken other measures in the escalating tit-for-tat dispute. While Russia has vigorously denied involvement in the attack, Western powers see it as the latest sign of alleged Russian meddling overseas.

World News USA once again tells Pakistan to
Author: 0 USA once again tells Pakistan to "do more" against terrorists

In his first tweet of the new year, Trump had accused Pakistan of basing its relationship with the USA on "nothing but lies and deceit". In the Pence-Abbasi meeting, both sides "explained their perspectives" on Afghanistan. "We are continuing to look for real action, not just words, from Pakistan on the Taliban and Haqqani sanctuaries", the official said. Pakistan too is doing what it should have.

World News Iran rejects any change to nuclear deal
Author: 0 Iran rejects any change to nuclear deal

A canceled deal would thrill critics in Washington and the Middle East, but it would dismay USA military leaders who say the agreement is in United States national security interests, and roil relations with Europe. And as far as Rex Tillerson is concerned...we disagreed on things. Analysts say the nuclear agreement, touted at the time as a breakthrough reducing the risk of a devastating wider war in the Middle East, could collapse if Washington pulls out.

World News WHAT TO EXPECT: Severe Storm Potential Monday
Author: 0 WHAT TO EXPECT: Severe Storm Potential Monday

There remains a "Slight Risk" for large hail and damaging winds south of this line. I think the best chance to see severe weather if we were to see it would be late this afternoon and through tonight. Cold air aloft could create widespread large hail, so you may think of parking your auto in a protected area for Monday afternoon. To be safe, stay weather aware all day.

World News Moody airman killed in Iraq
Author: 0 Moody airman killed in Iraq

Dashan J. Briggs, 30, of Port Jefferson Station, New York. They were operating in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the American-led coalition operation to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. A grim reminder that we still have our fighting men and women in harm's way in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. "All four of these heroes served their nation and community".

World News Syria: Turkish-backed forces take control of Afrin
Author: 0 Syria: Turkish-backed forces take control of Afrin

Syria's regime retook two more towns in Eastern Ghouta on Saturday, a war monitor said, pressing an offensive to capture the rebel enclave on the doorstep of Damascus. France, like the United States, has given arms and training to a YPG-led militia in the fight against Islamic State in Syria, and also has dozens of special forces personnel based in the region.

World News Putin on track for commanding win as Russia votes
Author: 0 Putin on track for commanding win as Russia votes

Navalny has called for a boycott of the election . Presidential candidate Pavel Grudinin casts his ballot outside Moscow , Russia . The Kremlin and election officials say any fraud will be stamped out. Ukrainian police are guarding the Russian Embassy in Kiev and consular offices in Odessa and other cities. Responding to Russia's decision to expel the diplomats , Britain said it had "anticipated" the move.

World News Israel makes arrests after deadly West Bank vehicle ramming
Author: 0 Israel makes arrests after deadly West Bank vehicle ramming

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group said the attack was a response to "Zionist terrorism" and called on Palestinians to carry out further attacks to "foil the Zionist-American plot to obliterate the Palestinian cause". Israel last went public with an operation against a Gaza tunnel in the area in January, saying that the secret passage had also run through neighboring Egypt.

World News Thousand Oaks California shooter: Mall evacuated amid reports of 'two down'
Author: 0 Thousand Oaks California shooter: Mall evacuated amid reports of 'two down'

The Ventura County Fire Department reports that one person was pronounced dead at the scene and a second was rushed to a hospital. Jeffrey Simpson, a 17-year-old shopping at the mall with his mother, told ABC News that an announcement came over the intercom following the shooting, ordering all remaining shoppers to stay inside the department stores while the situation was being assessed.

World News 5 of family killed in Pak shelling in J-Ks Poonch
Author: 0 5 of family killed in Pak shelling in J-Ks Poonch

The deceased were identified as 35-year-old Mohammad Ramzan S/o Abdullaha, his wife Malika Bi, 32, and their three son's 14-years-old Abdul Rehman, 12-years-old Mohammad Rizwan and 7-years-old Razaq Ramzan. One army jawan was injured in ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on February 18. He said there have been 2,474 ceasefire violations since this government came to power in 2014.

World News Indian party quits PM Modi's coalition in blow ahead of election
Author: 0 Indian party quits PM Modi's coalition in blow ahead of election

With 19 MLAs, the BSP is short of 18 first preference votes, and with Naresh Agarwal's son Nitin, who is still an SP MLA, likely to cross-vote for the BJP, the task will become hard for Mayawati's candidate Bhimrao Ambedkar. Eating beef is seen as an affront to fundamentalist Hindus, who believe that since they drink cow's milk, it elevates the bovine to motherhood status.

Author: 0 Russian Federation spy poisoning: Czechs angrily reject Russian Federation claims

The decision follows Britain's decision on Wednesday to expel 23 Russian diplomats following the attack of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the southern city of Salisbury. Lavrov said Russia's response would come "very soon" but be conveyed to British officials first, an apparent contradiction of an earlier report by state news agency RIA that said Lavrov had promised to expel British diplomats .

World News In tit-for-tat move Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats
Author: 0 In tit-for-tat move Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats

Escalating a crisis in relations, Russian Federation said it was also shutting down the activities of the British Council, which fosters cultural links between the two countries, and Britain's consulate-general in St. Relations between London and Moscow have crashed to a post-Cold War low over the Salisbury attack, the first known offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since World War Two.

World News Carson Midway Fire evacuees allowed to return home
Author: 0 Carson Midway Fire evacuees allowed to return home

As of 12:25 p.m. on Saturday the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said the fire is 40 percent contained. The fire began around 10 a.m., KKTV reported , and started on base about a mile northwest of Pueblo County on Range 155. The Midway Ranch area has been under mandatory evacuation orders since early Friday afternoon. Evacuations have expanded between Donner Pass View at the north and County Line Road to the south.

World News Isolated but defiant, Russian Federation set to re-elect strongman Putin
Author: 0 Isolated but defiant, Russian Federation set to re-elect strongman Putin

The closure of the British Council's Moscow office will sever cultural ties, while that of the consulate-general in St Petersburg will end Britain's diplomatic presence in Russia's second-largest city. Many voters credit the 65-year-old former KGB agent, with standing up for Russia's interests in a hostile outside world. He told reporters the attack was carried out "using a chemical weapon developed in Russia and not declared by Russia at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical ...

World News United Kingdom expels Russian diplomats, suspends high-level contact with Moscow over spy poisoning
Author: 0 United Kingdom expels Russian diplomats, suspends high-level contact with Moscow over spy poisoning

The diplomatic standoff started with the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury, England on March 4. Moscow and London have both ordered diplomats to be expelled in the deepening dispute. The British National Security Council will meet early this week to consider the next steps after yesterday's expulsion announcement.

World News North Korea's Kim congratulates China's Xi on re-election as president
Author: 0 North Korea's Kim congratulates China's Xi on re-election as president

North Korea's foreign minister and his Swedish counterpart concluded on Saturday three days of discussions focused on reaching a peaceful solution to the nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said on the same day he wishes China will make greater achievements in the construction of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.

World News Bodies of 14 people found off Greek island after migrant boat sinks
Author: 0 Bodies of 14 people found off Greek island after migrant boat sinks

The drownings - the first such mass casualty in several months - came nearly exactly two years after Turkey and the European Union signed a deal to curb the flow of migrants trying to reach Europe via the Aegean Sea. Another two migrants died near the land border with Turkey when the truck they were travelling in overturned trying to avoid a police check, authorities said.

World News Scandal-tainted Mauritius president Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigns
Author: 0 Scandal-tainted Mauritius president Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigns

The president's lawyer Yousuf Mohamed told local Radio Plus that she had chose to resign "to prevent a constitutional crisis". In the supreme interest of the country and that of the Mauritian population, she prefers to go. She said she planned to clear her name and vowed not to resign . Ms Gurib-Fakim's office said she "had an identical credit card from the same bank [and] inadvertently used the card from the PEI for expenses not linked to her mission".

World News North Korea's Networks Keep Money Flowing Despite Sanctions, UN Report Says
Author: 0 North Korea's Networks Keep Money Flowing Despite Sanctions, UN Report Says

TBS said Abe told Moon he wanted North Korea to not only suspend nuclear and missile testing, but also accept IAEA inspectors on its soil. The Swedish foreign ministry said their talks with the North Korea nminister would "focus on Sweden's consular responsibilities as a protecting power for the United States, Canada and Australia", but would also address the security situation on the Korean Peninsula .

World News UN Appeals for $1 Billion for Rohingya Refugees
Author: 0 UN Appeals for $1 Billion for Rohingya Refugees

United Nations agencies and NGO partners have released a 2018 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, with a $951 million appeal to meet the urgent needs of almost 900,000 Rohingya refugees . Mr Kalam said he had not received confirmation from the Burmese government over the latest development, but said that in the earlier meetings between Bangladesh and Myanmar, the proposed figure was that Myanmar would accept 300 Rohingya refugees every day.

World News More than 150000 civilians 'have fled Afrin' since Turkey's offensive
Author: 0 More than 150000 civilians 'have fled Afrin' since Turkey's offensive

The operation has sent thousands onto the roads, with bombing of the city of Afrin on Friday killing 43 civilians, a third of them killed in a deadly strike on a hospital. Friday's government attack on Kafr Batna was with cluster bombs, napalm-like incendiary weapons, and conventional explosives, the Observatory said.

World News Russian Federation compliments 'the wise position of West Jerusalem' in spy affair
Author: 0 Russian Federation compliments 'the wise position of West Jerusalem' in spy affair

The updates of their medical conditions come as the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was "overwhelmingly likely" that Vladamir Putin directed the use of the nerve agent on Britain's streets. Russian Federation denied involvement in his death. Lavrov said that Russian Federation " has stopped paying attention " to allegations against them, suggesting it is a violation of worldwide law that May is now refusing to work with Russian Federation.

World News Reining In A 'Rogue Regime' - What's Next For The US & North Korea?
Author: 0 Reining In A 'Rogue Regime' - What's Next For The US & North Korea?

North Korea's foreign minister met briefly with Sweden's prime minister Friday during a surprise trip to Stockholm that has fueled speculation about a possible meeting in the Scandinavian country between U.S. The talks in Stockholm will also involve Sweden's consular responsibilities in North Korea , which include representing United States diplomatic interests.