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Mugabe flies to SA amid mounting tensions in Zimbabwe

Mugabe flies to SA amid mounting tensions in Zimbabwe Ambrose Mutinhiri, a retired general and acolyte of ex-president Robert Mugabe, resigned from the ruling ZANU-PF party and gave up his parliamentary seat last Friday. Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs, Pupurai Togarepi, also blasted Mugabe and ordered him to behave and be a responsible politician. Since 1980, Zimbabwean elections were marred by vote-rigging, intimidation and violent suppressio... [Full Article...]

Robredo insists impeachment is right process to remove Sereno from office

Robredo insists impeachment is right process to remove Sereno from office THE justice committee of the House of Representatives has found probable cause to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The chief justice rebuffed him, citing rule of law and separation of powers between the executive and judicial branches of government. [Full Article...]

World marks Women´s Day hot on heels of rights demands

World marks Women´s Day hot on heels of rights demands A 24-hour strike, called by 10 unions, has been the subject of much debate. She told AFP the action gave "visibility to the malaise and discrimination we women suffer". As a result of the strike, minimum services are being provided in sectors such as health care and education while public transport has been affected with local trains running between 50 to 75 percent normal capacity. [Full Article...]

Schmidt makes a couple of surprise calls for Scotland clash

Schmidt makes a couple of surprise calls for Scotland clash Subs: 16 Seán Cronin, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 Andrew Porter , 19 Iain Henderson , 20. Wing Sean Maitland says Ireland in Dublin will be a "different beast" despite the confidence generated by Scotland's win against England as they seek to improve their miserable away form in the Six Nations. [Full Article...]

At least 21 Afghan people kill in USA airstrikes

At least 21 Afghan people kill in USA airstrikes A suspected USA drone strike on a training camp in an isolated part of Afghanistan's eastern province of Kunar on Wednesday killed more than 20 Pakistani Taliban preparing to launch suicide attacks in Pakistan , officials said. "We are making this offer without preconditions in order to lead to a peace agreement", Ghani said. Pakistan has often accused U.S. and Afghan forces of not doing enough... [Full Article...]

New TPP sends message to China: Japan envoy

New TPP sends message to China: Japan envoy About 480 million people live in the trading area. Heraldo Munoz, Chile's minister of foreign affairs, said the agreement was a strong signal "against protectionist pressures, in favour of a world open to trade, without unilateral sanctions and without the threat of trade wars". [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump leaves lawmakers hanging on gun priorities

Pres. Trump leaves lawmakers hanging on gun priorities Congress is under pressure to act after the shooting last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland left 17 people dead. Sanders stated that Trump was not "necessarily" interested in requiring universal background checks for all private sales of firearms, only that he was interested in improving the existing background check system. [Full Article...]

Schumer: Infrastructure bill will help NY pay for Interstate 81 in Syracuse

Democrats want to pay for the infrastructure bill by rolling back some of the tax breaks included in the Republican tax overhaul passed by Congress a year ago. Senate Democrats' infrastructure plan redoubles our commitment to Native communities, with major investments to make sure kids in Indian Country have a shot at a good education, that Indian communities receive the same level of care expec... [Full Article...]

Northeast wakes up to deep snow, power outages

Northeast wakes up to deep snow, power outages Almost 200 flights into and out of Boston Logan International airport were canceled. Riley's heaviest snow was in upstate NY, where up to 40 inches piled up in Richmondville. "All in all, it hasn't been a bad winter". The dense snow and strong winds downed trees and power lines on Wednesday, knocking power out in more than a million homes and homes and businesses across the Northeast, util... [Full Article...]

Encourage each other to curb gender inequality - Lordina Mahama to women

Encourage each other to curb gender inequality - Lordina Mahama to women International Women's Day is today, when the world celebrates the many achievements women have accomplished over time . From the very beginning days Women's day is not associated with any group. "If the government will provide Guaranteed Livable Income, so we're not talking about welfare rates that really doom people to stay poor, but enough income that will allow women to have digni... [Full Article...]

Trump calls Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's warning a 'disgrace'

Trump calls Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's warning a 'disgrace' Only the California State Sheriffs' Association actively opposed the so-called sanctuary law. And, at the news conference Wednesday, she said Melinda Haag, former USA attorney for the Northern District of California, is providing her and the City Attorney's Office with pro bono legal assistance. [Full Article...]

International Women's Day: PM Modi to expand Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

International Women's Day: PM Modi to expand Beti Bachao Beti Padhao The Prime Minister also interacted with women and their children. "There is no question of discrimination against daughters". Today, let us pledge to create an atmosphere of equality for the girl child. "However, it seems even they are clueless and have no answers", she said. Child marriage is another major reason for malnourished children. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, ... [Full Article...]

Berlusconi's PM pick 'knows all of Europe'

Italy's election , in other words, says much about everything that's wrong with the European Union. Prolonged political stalemate could make heavily indebted Italy the focus of market concern in Europe. " Di Maio wins, Italy ungovernable", was the front page headline on the first edition of La Stampa newspaper. Before then, parliament reconvenes on March 23 to elect the two speakers - a first... [Full Article...]

Statue vandalism: PM slams hooligans, promises strict action

Statue vandalism: PM slams hooligans, promises strict action Also, a bust of Jan Sangh founder Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee was blackened and vandalised at Keoratala Crematorium in Kalighat. The act of vandalism was allegedly inspired by a Facebook post by BJP leader H Raja, which celebrated the toppling of a Lenin statue in Tripura after the party's victory in the state. [Full Article...]

Shares in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) Purchased by Field & Main Bank

Shares in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) Purchased by Field & Main Bank Farmers Fincl Bank accumulated 82,820 shares or 2.26% of the stock. The stock has relative volume of 0.75. The total volume of 9.47 Million shares held in the session, while on average its shares change hands 12652.59 shares. Soft-drink giant Coca Cola is planning to launch an alcoholic beverage in Japan this year. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Canaccord Genuity. [Full Article...]

USA warns of threat in Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen

USA warns of threat in Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen Embassy in Mexico City received information about a security threat in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, '" said spokesman Philip Hannan, echoing the statement on the website . Initial reports following the Feb.21 explosion indicated that three Canadians were among the injured. The State Department confirmed " undetonated explosive devices" were found on the ferry by Mexican law enforcem... [Full Article...]

Florida House passes gun control, school security bill

Florida House passes gun control, school security bill This community tension started to become visible on a Ravalli County Republicans Facebook Group, where divisive comments started going back and forth about the walkout and gun control. A nationwide school walkout to end gun violence is planned for March 14 to honor those killed in the Parkland Florida school massacre. Reporters were not allowed into the school with DeVos, though she spoke to s... [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump campaign head Manafort pleads not guilty in second case

Ex-Trump campaign head Manafort pleads not guilty in second case A trial was set for July 10. For legal reasons, he has two cases in two courts. If convicted of bank fraud in Virginia, Manafort faces up to 270 years in prison, but prosecutors say federal sentencing guidelines call for much less time: four to five years. [Full Article...]

Helicopter crashes in Russia's Chechnya, killing five

Helicopter crashes in Russia's Chechnya, killing five Several people have been killed in a helicopter crash in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya. The accident occurred at high altitude during a routine flight as the Mi-8 helicopter was preparing to land, investigators said in a separate statement. [Full Article...]

Snow storm pounds US Northeast, closing schools, snarling commutes

Snow storm pounds US Northeast, closing schools, snarling commutes Up to 2 feet of snow accumulation was expected in some inland parts of New Jersey , New York , Connecticut and MA and 18 inches was possible in Maine. In New England, Interstate 95 could be a key dividing line, with areas to its east mainly getting rain and points west due to get as much as 2 feet of snow, Hennen said. [Full Article...]


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