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Moderate quake shakes Oklahoma, felt in Kansas

Moderate quake shakes Oklahoma, felt in Kansas They are the largest recorded this year so far and even felt in neighboring Kansas. The USGS is reporting the quake had 4.2 magnitude. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The number of earthquakes in Oklahoma has spiked in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and gas production. [Full Article...]

French FM Visits Iran to Talk Ballistic Missiles and Syria

French FM Visits Iran to Talk Ballistic Missiles and Syria Le Drian said there was "still a lot of work to do" on Iran's missile program after meeting with top officials, including President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. In a statement, the Louvre said its worldwide strategy was directly influenced by French diplomatic priorities. "I think our archaeological past in Iran has at least left a positive imprint", the French diplo... [Full Article...]

India crowd pulls down Tripura Lenin statue after Communist defeat

BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav on his Twitter page wrote "people taking down Lenin's statue. not in Russian Federation; it is in Tripura ". During the telephonic calls, Governor Tathagata Roy and DGP A K Shukla apprised the Union home minister about the prevailing situation in Tripura and steps taken to control the violence. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia, Egypt sign $10bn mega city deal

Saudi Arabia, Egypt sign $10bn mega city deal Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is now in Egypt for a three-day visit that began on Sunday. Egypt gave a warm welcome to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Monday, with military fanfare and a trip to the Suez Canal meant to underline a growing strategic partnership. [Full Article...]

Trump won't back down on tariffs

Trump won't back down on tariffs Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray tweets that "dealing with drug trafficking is a shared responsibility between Mexico and the U.S". Downing Street said that during Mrs May's call to President Trump on Sunday she raised "our deep concern at the President's forthcoming announcement on steel and aluminium tariffs, noting that multilateral action was the only way to resolve the problem of global... [Full Article...]

Budget session: TDP protests for special status to AP

Budget session: TDP protests for special status to AP It was a continuation of their protest since yesterday when both the houses of the Parliament were adjourned within 10 minutes of convening amid protest by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs. "The protest will continue until the Centre announces its decision to grant the special status", said Andhra Pradesh CPI Secretary K Rama Krishna. Given the extension of the Special Category Status to the exi... [Full Article...]

What's next for Italy? The post-election scenarios

Italy's interior ministry said that the partial results showed that the 5-Star Movement, an anti-establishment and anti-European Union party led by Luigi di Maio , 31, was likely to gain the most votes in Sunday's gridlocked contest - more than 32% - but still fall short of the 40% needed to form a government. [Full Article...]

State is not bad place for women

State is not bad place for women California didn't rank as high on the list as some may think, coming in 19th overall. Women's health care and safety took into account quality of women's hospitals, female uninsured rate, depression and suicide rates among women, prevalence of rape victimization and baby-friendliness among others. [Full Article...]

European Union to revamp tax system as internet giants avoid taxes

European Union to revamp tax system as internet giants avoid taxes The aim is to ensure that companies such as Apple and Google pay what the European Union regards as their fair share of tax throughout Europe. The proposed tax ranges from 2 to 6 percent of turnover, according to Le Maire. The charge would be based on 1 percent to 5 percent of the company's "aggregated gross revenues". On top of that, though, the Irish government also gave the company tax reli... [Full Article...]

Boyfriend of slain Mississauga woman wanted in connection with her death

Boyfriend of slain Mississauga woman wanted in connection with her death The call came to Peel police at about 5 a.m. Monday to 1343 Rathburn Rd E. Ms. Lewandowski was pronounced dead at the scene. Police found the body of a 26-year-old woman outside a home. Police say a massive fire at a construction site west of Toronto that forced nearby residents from their homes is under control. "Our understanding is the victim and Joseph Chang did know each other". [Full Article...]

IBP president warns of possible backlash on petition vs Sereno

IBP president warns of possible backlash on petition vs Sereno Batocabe added that if Congress will allow the Supreme Court to remove Sereno due to a quo warranto petition, this will set a bad precedent and might weaken the impeachment process. If she is impeached, the Senate will turn itself into an impeachment court for her trial. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Palace will stand by its Constitutional duty to enforce whatever decision the SC w... [Full Article...]

Reynolds: Ending NAFTA could be 'devastating' for Iowa farmers, manufacturers

Reynolds: Ending NAFTA could be 'devastating' for Iowa farmers, manufacturers U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says he's working with the auto sector to try and find a breakthrough on automotive rules of origin, one of the biggest sticking points in Nafta negotiations. Canada must "treat our farmers much better" and that Mexico "must do much more on stopping drugs from pouring into the U.S.", Trump tweeted. Reynolds' comments came on a day when Trump insisted... [Full Article...]

Russian Ex-Spy In Critical Condition After Exposure To "Unknown Substance"

Russian Ex-Spy In Critical Condition After Exposure To Both are now in a critical condition in intensive care", police said in a statement . Sergei Skripal , 66, was granted refuge in the United Kingdom following a "spy swap" between the U.S. He reportedly started work as a double agent in the 1990s, but was convicted of passing the identities of Moscow agents working undercover in Europe to MI6 in 2006, receiving $1000,000 in cash for the inf... [Full Article...]

Trump trade tensions send top German index to six-month low

Trump trade tensions send top German index to six-month low Trump vowed several times during the 2016 presidential campaign that he would impose tariffs and reciprocal taxes on other nations believing that the US trade imbalance puts American workers at risk. "Nobody ever wins, these truly are pointless and unjustified wars, a lose-lose situation". German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive for the group photo at the G7 Taor... [Full Article...]

China Raises Defense Spending Again

China Raises Defense Spending Again China's government is fully confident of achieving its 2018 growth target of around 6.5 percent, the head of the state council's research office Huang Shouhong told a news briefing on Monday. China will do more to support areas affected by extreme poverty, and the central budget's newly enlarged poverty reduction funds and related transfer payments will be weighted toward these areas. [Full Article...]

Kimmel's Oscars monologue takes aim at Trump, Pence and Harvey Weinstein

Kimmel's Oscars monologue takes aim at Trump, Pence and Harvey Weinstein According to Deadline , the "18.9 appears to be an all-time low for the Oscars , below the previous low ratings point for the Oscars , logged with the 2008 telecast (21.9)". This time he finally got the gold for Call Me By Your Name . Two-time Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the show with a monologue that took aim at nearly every single nominee and brought up the Harvey Weinstein sc... [Full Article...]

Democrats outnumber Republicans in early voting

Democrats outnumber Republicans in early voting However, on the Democratic side, first time primary voters comprise over almost a quarter of the early vote - way up from the 14 percent four years ago. These numbers are reflected in statewide turnout as well . But the primary elections don't really kick off in the USA until May. It's not just an uptick in Democratic voters happening in Texas, but an increase in candidates putting their names o... [Full Article...]

China to spend United States dollars 175 billion on its defence sector in 2018

China to spend United States dollars 175 billion on its defence sector in 2018 The country's national legislature, a supreme organ of state power in China , will continue its meeting till March 20 and elect major government officials. Li said the military had completed its goal of slashing three lakh troops, reducing the size of the 2.3 million PLA to just two-million-strong force. [Full Article...]

China is increasing its military spending by almost 10%

China is increasing its military spending by almost 10% The above targets take into consideration the need to secure a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, and are fitting given the fact that China's economy is transitioning from a phase of rapid growth to a stage of high-quality development, the report said. [Full Article...]

China to lift 10 million people out of poverty by 2018

China to lift 10 million people out of poverty by 2018 The Chinese Ministry of Finance past year said the defense budget would top 1 trillion yuan (US$145 billion) after the exact figure was initially kept out of documents released at the start of the annual legislative sessions. The 64-year-old Xi has appointed himself to head bodies that oversee national security, finance, economic reform and other functions, effectively sidelining Li, the party's N... [Full Article...]


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