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UK parliament asks Zuckerberg to testify in data misuse case

AP - 3 min 11 sec ago
LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions on fake news as authorities step up efforts to determine whether data has been improperly used to influence elections. 2018-03-20T06:42:00-04:00 2018-03-20T10:42:10-04:00

German prosecutors search automaker BMW’s HQ in diesel probe

WASHINGTON POST - 4 min 12 sec ago
German prosecutors and police have searched offices at the Munich headquarters of automaker BMW in connection with an investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel vehicle emissions.

ISIS kidnapped dozens of Indian construction workers in Iraq. Their bodies were just found.

WASHINGTON POST - 5 min 14 sec ago
One of the 40 workers kidnapped in 2014 had earlier managed to escape.

The Latest: Rescue workers say 9 killed in airstrike on camp

AP - 7 min 8 sec ago
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 2018-03-20T07:41:00-04:00 2018-03-20T11:41:51-04:00

Nigeria failed to act on warnings of mass abduction: Report

AP - 7 min 8 sec ago
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's security forces failed to respond to several warnings that suspected Boko Haram extremists were on their way to a town where 110 schoolgirls were seized in a mass abduction last month, rights group Amnesty International said Tuesday. 2018-03-20T07:39:00-04:00 2018-03-20T11:39:50-04:00

Portugal to pay $38 million in compensation to fire victims' families

REUTERS - 15 min 38 sec ago
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal is to pay 31 million euros ($38 million) in compensation to the families of the 114 victims of fires that hit the country last year in the worst such disasters on record, the independent ombudsman said on Tuesday.

Italy doubles purchases of Russian gas

TASS [Russian State News] - 16 min 16 sec ago
Italy bought 1.3 billion cubic meters of Russian gas from March 1 to 19

Russian opposition leader Navalny seeks brother’s release

WASHINGTON POST - 22 min 1 sec ago
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says his brother is being illegally kept in prison despite a European court decision.

Russian ambassador says UK not ready to cooperate on Skripal case

TASS [Russian State News] - 22 min 59 sec ago
Ex-Colonel Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent on March 4 and found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury

McCabe was asked about press contacts on the day Comey was fired

WASHINGTON POST - 27 min 9 sec ago
Justice Department inspector general believes the FBI’s former deputy director was less than truthful with investigators looking into media leaks.

Russian mathematician praises winner of 2018 Abel Prize

TASS [Russian State News] - 32 min 1 sec ago
Many scientists have vested their efforts into research under this program and some of them have "scored incredible achievements"

No new Russia sanctions seen at EU summit: official

REUTERS - 32 min 31 sec ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain has not asked the European Union to discuss increasing sanctions on Russia over the Salisbury poison attack when the bloc's leaders meet at a summit on Thursday, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Diamond exploration due at four fields in Russia's Arctic

TASS [Russian State News] - 34 min 9 sec ago
Currently, five companies are prospecting the region’s 14 areas in search for new diamond deposits

ICC: Philippines withdrawal won't affect preliminary probe

AP - 35 min 15 sec ago
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Philippines' decision to leave the International Criminal Court will not derail an on-going preliminary probe into possible crimes committed during Manila's war on drugs, the court said Tuesday in its first reaction to the Asian nation's withdrawal. 2018-03-20T06:39:00-04:00 2018-03-20T10:39:14-04:00

Slovakia crisis grows as president nixes proposed new gov't

AP - 35 min 15 sec ago
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's president on Tuesday rejected a proposal for a new government amid a political crisis triggered by the killing of a journalist and his fiancee. 2018-03-20T07:13:00-04:00 2018-03-20T11:13:10-04:00

S&P expects Russians’ real incomes to increase in 2018 amid growth of lending

TASS [Russian State News] - 43 min 8 sec ago
S&P also marks recovery in corporate lending, although it predicts lower growth rates than in 2013-2016

The Latest: Scientist says West had access to nerve agent

WASHINGTON POST - 44 min 10 sec ago
The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local):

UK air force Red Arrows jet in ‘incident’ at air base

WASHINGTON POST - 44 min 10 sec ago
Britain’s Royal Air Force says there has been an incident involving a Hawk jet at a base in north Wales, and the ambulance service says a plane has crashed.

Elon Musk’s efforts might push Russia to speed up its Mars program, cosmonaut notes

TASS [Russian State News] - 46 min 5 sec ago
Russian manned flight to Mars may take place earlier than planned, if SpaceX CEO Elon Musk delivers on his plans to take people to the Red Planet

Croatia opposition calls no-confidence vote against deputy PM over Agrokor

REUTERS - 50 min 37 sec ago
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia's opposition on Tuesday filed a no-confidence motion against Deputy Prime Minister Martina Dalic over what it says should have been tighter control over those hired to stave off bankruptcy at indebted food concern Agrokor.

Kim Jong-un congratulates Putin on his convincing win at presidential elections

TASS [Russian State News] - 51 min 31 sec ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection for another six-year term in office

Smokers fail to respond to UAE 'sin tax'

BBC - 54 min 24 sec ago
Only a quarter of smokers have changed their habits after tobacco prices doubled.

Zambia bans cabinet minister from parliament for slapping lawmaker

REUTERS - 55 min 35 sec ago
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's parliament suspended a cabinet minister on Tuesday from its proceedings for one month for slapping a fellow lawmaker within parliament grounds.

Arctic Conditions Provide Valuable Lessons in Alaska Exercise

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - 57 min 45 sec ago
More than 1,500 U.S. military personnel braved snowy and icy conditions and temperatures that dipped well below zero to participate in the multiservice exercise Arctic Edge last week, primarily in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and Long-Range Radar System sites in Alaska. Navy and Coast Guard experts also discussed maritime scenarios during a tabletop exercise in Alaska’s capital of Juneau.

Russia hopes Putin re-election win to help thaw U.S.-Russia ties: RIA

REUTERS - 1 hour 59 sec ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday he hoped President Vladimir Putin's landslide re-election victory would pave the way for a thaw in battered U.S.-Russia relations, the RIA news agency reported.

Russian court: Telegram app must cooperate with spy agency

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 2 min ago
Russia’s top court ruled Tuesday that the popular Telegram messaging app can be forced to provide user data to Russian security services.

The Latest: Aid groups: Migrants stranded by EU-Turkey deal

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 2 min ago
The Latest on migrant issues facing Europe (all times local):

Is leaving Facebook the only way to protect your data?

BBC - 1 hour 2 min ago
What can users do to gain back control of their data or limit how much is shared?

Drumroll please: It's Sir Ringo as ex-Beatle knighted

AP - 1 hour 3 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. Either way, it's a fitting honor for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition. 2018-03-20T06:46:00-04:00 2018-03-20T10:46:49-04:00

Jailed Catalan separatist ready to drop bid to be new leader

AP - 1 hour 3 min ago
MADRID (AP) — Catalan separatist Jordi Sanchez's lawyers say the jailed activist is ready to give up his seat in Catalonia's parliament, which would effectively end his bid to become the region's next leader. 2018-03-20T05:07:00-04:00 2018-03-20T09:07:14-04:00

Emir of Qatar to visit Russia next week — source

TASS [Russian State News] - 1 hour 3 min ago
A source says Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani will visit Russia next week

Russian cosmonauts to launch nano-satellites during spacewalk from ISS in summer

TASS [Russian State News] - 1 hour 9 min ago
Another scientific experiment called Test is intended to take bio-samples from the surface of the world’s sole orbiter

Bar owner says US student not drunk before disappearance

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 13 min ago
A Bermuda bar owner says a Pennsylvania student did not appear to be drunk before he disappeared. Mark Dombroski, 19, was found dead Monday at the base of a colonial-era fort in a park on the island territory.

Russian athletes’ triumphs at 2018 Paralympics stir up national pride — sports minister

TASS [Russian State News] - 1 hour 17 min ago
A total of 30 Russian Para athletes and six sighted guides, who helped the visually impaired athletes, took part in the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

US pastor faces 35 years in jail in Turkey for terror links

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 22 min ago
Turkey’s state-run news agency says an American pastor is facing up to 35 years in prison on charges of links to terror groups and espionage.

EU tightens labor laws despite Polish, Hungarian opposition

REUTERS - 1 hour 23 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Tuesday that the right of citizens from poorer member states to work in richer ones on a low salary would be limited to 18 months under a reform of the bloc's labor laws sought by France.

Russia's Putin to meet emir of Qatar next week: RIA

REUTERS - 1 hour 24 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin will meet Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani next week, state news agency RIA quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Tuesday.

European Commission president congratulates Putin on election win

TASS [Russian State News] - 1 hour 25 min ago
Incumbent head of state Vladimir Putin has won the election, receiving 76.66% of the vote

Russian ambassador summoned to Czech Foreign Ministry over Skripal case

TASS [Russian State News] - 1 hour 25 min ago
The Czech defense and foreign ministers said that statements the nerve gas Novichok might have Czech origin were groundless

Tax free system to go live in all cities hosting FIFA World Cup matches — source

TASS [Russian State News] - 1 hour 28 min ago
On February 12, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on introducing a tax free shopping pilot program at airports in four Russian regions

U.S. to give $2.5 million to help Venezuelans in Colombia: USAID

REUTERS - 1 hour 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it would provide $2.5 million in humanitarian aid to help support Venezuelans who have fled to neighboring Colombia.

Russian diplomats leave London

PRAVDA.RU [ Russian ] - 1 hour 41 min ago
Russian diplomats have left the embassy building in London, as the local authorities ordered them to. Minibuses with departing embassy staff and their families members left the territory of the diplomatic mission to the tune of "Farewell of Slavianka", TASS reports.The diplomats went to the airport, from where they will fly to Russia on a special aircraft. Taking into consideration family members of the expelled diplomats, as many as 80 Russian citizens have left the UK in the midst of the scandal around the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal. In the meantime, British diplomats in Moscow prepare to leave the Russian capital as well. The British Council has been wrapping up its work in Russia as well. The British Council has stopped working in Russian on account of the unsettled status of the organization.The British Consulate in St. Petersburg will not appear either as Russia has withdrawn the previously given consent for its opening.Pravda.Ru Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Moscow to discuss contacts with Pompeo after his official appointment

TASS [Russian State News] - 1 hour 43 min ago
On March 13, US President Donald Trump dismissed Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State and nominated CIA Director Michael Pompeo as his successor

Donors raise $560 million for Gaza water treatment plant

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 43 min ago
The European Union says international donors have raised 456 million euros ($560 million) to build a desalination plant in the Gaza Strip to provide around 2 million people with safe drinking water.

France's Sarkozy: 'Bling' and legal woes

BBC - 1 hour 46 min ago
Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy is dogged by investigations into his campaign finances.

Czechs summon Russian ambassador over nerve toxin origin claims

REUTERS - 1 hour 50 min ago
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Foreign Ministry has summoned Russia's ambassador over Moscow's claims that the nerve toxin used against a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England came from the Czech Republic.

Airmen Save Life, Render Medical Aid on Train in Poland

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - 1 hour 51 min ago
Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel E. Webb and Senior Airman Angelo Flores worked together to render medical aid to a young Polish woman, possibly saving her life, aboard a train in Poland.

The Latest: UK parliament asks Zuckerberg to testify

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 54 min ago
The Latest on the alleged use of personal Facebook data by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica (all times local):

Pope to perform Holy Thursday foot-wash rite at Rome prison

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 54 min ago
Pope Francis will wash the feet of 12 inmates at Rome’s central prison during a Holy Week ritual meant to show his willingness to serve others.

EU's Juncker follows France, Germany in congratulating Putin

REUTERS - 2 hours 4 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's chief executive has written to Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his reelection, saying that Russia and Europe should "reestablish a cooperative pan-European security order".

Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi claims

AP - 2 hours 10 min ago
PARIS (AP) — Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation into allegations he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. 2018-03-20T05:32:00-04:00 2018-03-20T09:32:46-04:00

Britain and U.S. clash with Russia at U.N. arms control forum over nerve attack

REUTERS - 2 hours 10 min ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - Britain accused Russia of spreading "half-truths and half-lies" in a U.N. debate on Tuesday over a nerve toxin attack on a Russian double agent, while Russian officials quoted British opposition politicians to raise doubts about the allegations.

UK is infused with Russian money, making a crackdown hard

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 13 min ago
As Prime Minister Theresa May solemnly told a packed House of Commons last week that she would expel 23 Russian diplomats over the nerve-agent attack on a former spy, British investors across town were lending millions of dollars to Moscow’s state-controlled natural gas giant, Gazprom.

Telegram founder vows to stand for freedom and privacy

TASS [Russian State News] - 2 hours 13 min ago
Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court turned down Telegram's request for declaring void a FSB order demanding the company provide keys for decoding users’ messages

Slovak president calls for stronger cabinet shuffle as protests continue

REUTERS - 2 hours 14 min ago
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska rejected prime minister-designate Peter Pellegrini's proposed cabinet on Tuesday and called for stronger changes to the government by Friday to help calm a political crisis brought on by the murder of a journalist.

France’s Sarkozy detained over allegations of bribery by Libya

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 17 min ago
Authorities say he illegally accepted $61.4 million from Gaddafi’s government to finance his successful presidential campaign.

US school shooting: Police investigate Maryland reports

BBC - 2 hours 17 min ago
A school in Maryland is under lockdown as police investigate reports of shots fired.

Most civilians left Eastern Ghouta — Reconciliation Center

TASS [Russian State News] - 2 hours 18 min ago
Daily five-hour humanitarian pauses have been in effect in Eastern Ghouta since February 27

Greece awaits response on Macedonia name dispute proposals

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 22 min ago
The Greek government says it has sent its proposals for the resolution of its dispute with neighboring Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic’s name, and is awaiting a response.

Jailed Catalan separatist ready to drop bid to be new leader

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 22 min ago
Catalan separatist Jordi Sanchez’s lawyers say the jailed activist is ready to give up his seat in Catalonia’s parliament, which would effectively end his bid to become the region’s next leader.

Trump does not plan to congratulate Putin

PRAVDA.RU [ Russian ] - 2 hours 24 min ago
Two days have passed since the presidential election in Russia, but even on March 20, Vladimir Putin has not received congratulations from his US counterpart Donald Trump. According to US officials, Trump does not even plan to call Putin. Vladimir Vasiliev, chief researcher at the Institute of the USA and Canada, told Pravda.Ru that such non-diplomatic behavior is connected with USA's solidarity with the UK on the case of Sergei Skripal. "If Trump congratulates Vladimir Putin now, he would then let down British Prime Minister Theresa May, who started the mess and does not know how to clean it now. Plus, this attitude shows how biased the political elite of the West can be about Russia," the expert told Pravda.Ru. Having started the case of Sergei Skripal, the West wanted to interfere in the Russian election and destabilize the situation in Russia to subsequently show influence on the outcome of elections and recognize them illegitimate. However, Trump and May have failed to attract Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel to their coalition, given the fact that the leaders of France and Germany have congratulated Putin. The sitting Russian administration can now outlive the Trump administration. According to Vladimir Vasilyev, the current state of affairs in the USA remains unstable. America has been alienating itself from the Republican Party lately, and chances to elect a new president in the USA in 2020 are high.Pravda.Ru Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Britain withdraws offer to lead EU military force after Brexit

REUTERS - 2 hours 24 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has withdrawn its offer to lead a European Union military force next year because of Brexit, the Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday.

Russia expects UK to provide explanations on Skripal case, says senior diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - 2 hours 28 min ago
Ex-Colonel Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent on March 4 and found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, UK

Animal species on the verge of extinction

TASS [Russian State News] - 2 hours 28 min ago
World's last male northern white rhino Sudan died in Kenya

Greece awaits response on Macedonia name dispute proposals

AP - 2 hours 37 min ago
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government says it has sent its proposals for the resolution of its dispute with neighboring Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic's name, and is awaiting a response. 2018-03-20T05:09:00-04:00 2018-03-20T09:09:38-04:00

Russian diplomats head home from Britain after spy attack

AP - 2 hours 37 min ago
MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly two dozen Russian diplomats headed home Tuesday after Britain's prime minister ordered them to leave because of a nerve agent attack on U.K. soil. 2018-03-20T05:09:00-04:00 2018-03-20T09:09:31-04:00

Military man Sisi vows to safeguard Egypt's security

REUTERS - 2 hours 48 min ago
CAIRO (Reuters) - When Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced he was standing for Egypt's highest office four years ago he said it would be his last day in uniform, a pledge which symbolized his transition from military chief to president.

Former Beatle Ringo Starr: I'll wear my medal at breakfast

BBC - 2 hours 48 min ago
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr receives his knighthood for services to music.

Academic says women risk being branded 'career rapees'

BBC - 2 hours 49 min ago
Academic says women risk being branded 'career rapees' and still face abuse.

Russian source in Maltese scandal surrenders to Greek police

REUTERS - 2 hours 52 min ago
ATHENS (Reuters) - A former bank employee who ignited a political scandal in Malta when she became a source for an investigative journalist who was murdered last year has surrendered to Greek police and been arrested at Malta's request, a senior Greek police official said on Tuesday.

Romanian police order toxicology tests on dead journalist

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 53 min ago
Romanian police say a well-known journalist who was found dead in his home near Romania’s capital likely died of a heart attack but more tests are needed.

Global media’s Russia bashing drove voters to rally around Putin, lawmaker says

TASS [Russian State News] - 2 hours 53 min ago
A lawmaker says "the attacks coming from abroad and the unbridled smear campaign launched against our country rallied citizens and voters around Vladimir Putin even further"

Trump wants Saudi Arabia to flood Russia with oil

PRAVDA.RU [ Russian ] - 2 hours 56 min ago
"Saudi Arabia is the oldest US ally in the Middle East, our relationship has a history of 80 years," Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, 33-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, told CBS on the eve of his three-day visit to the United States that began on March 19. The interview came as an attempt to restore confidence in Saudi Arabia's relations with the United States, which was undermined in the fall of 2016 after the arrival of Donald Trump to power.In 2016, during his election campaign, Trump shocked the royal family of Riyadh by saying that the United States would stop importing oil from Saudi Arabia. He fulfilled his threat: in September 2017, the volume of daily imports of Saudi oil to the US fell to 525,000 barrels of oil - three times as less than in 2007.The Saudi royal family took serious offence at Trump, and right after his victory in the US presidential election, Saudi Arabia accepted OPEC's proposal to reduce quotas for oil production - for the first time since 2008. The move marked the end of Barack Obama's secret collusion with the Saudi king concluded during his visit to Riyadh in April 2014, one month after the Crimean referendum on the reunification with Russia.According to Western media, after Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia, the latter flooded the world market with oil and forced Brent oil prices to collapse from $115 per barrel in mid-2014 to $59 by the end of the same year. Against the backdrop of this dramatic decline, the value of the US dollar against the Russian ruble doubled from 32 rubles in early 2014 to 64 rubles per dollar in mid-December 2014.The White House was happy with all that, but Trump's unexpected victory disrupted secret plans of the CIA to recreate another default in Russia, similarly to the one that shocked Russia in 1998. Saudi Arabia turned away from Trump towards Russia and agreed to reduce quotas for oil production. In April 2017, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko paid a visit to Riyadh, fascinated the royal dynasty and persuaded to deepen relations with Moscow both in the energy sector and in the military-technical sphere.Afterwards, in October 2017, Saudi King Salman Ben Abdel Aziz Al Saud became the first of the kings of Saudi Arabia to have paid a state visit to Moscow. Washington began to panic, because the rapprochement between Moscow and Riyadh indicated the failure of Trump's policy in the Persian Gulf.However, Saudi Prince Mohammed, having taken advantage of the serious illness of the 82-year-old king, took the reins of power in his own hands. The Crown Prince decided to restore the former allied relations with the United States. He came to Washington for the purpose. The visit is taking place against the backdrop of unprecedented aggravation of US-Russian relations, and the White House would like to renegotiate the 2014 oil agreement with Riyadh. Saudi Arabia will not take this up now: the deficit of its budget in 2017 reached an astronomical level of $86 billion, and another collapse in oil prices could take the national economy to default.However, the Saudis, experts suggest, may withdraw from the agreement with OPEC on lowering production quotas to resist the growing competition with US shale raw materials. After all, by the end of this year, the volume of oil production in the United States will reach 10.2 million barrels per day, which will make the US the world leader in oil production and force oil prices to decline gradually. Trump expects to bribe the young crown prince with a tempting offer: Washington will allocate $110 billion to Riyadh for the army modernisation program in return to a joint geopolitical strategy to turn oil into a weapon against Russia.The Trump administration would like to follow into the footsteps of Ronald Reagan, who had ruined the treasury of the Soviet Union with the help of two powerful moves. After Yuri Andropov came to power in 1982, Reagan strengthened the arms race and frightened the Kremlin with so-called "star wars" causing Andropov to order a sharp increase in the military budget. Additionally, Reagan entered into an oil conspiracy with Saudi Arabia and crushed global oil prices dramatically. In 1991, the state treasury of the USSR was emptied, and the country disintegrated.Aydin MehtiyevPravda.Ru Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Slovenia govt’ formally ends term after leader resigns

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 3 min ago
Slovenia’s government has formally ended its term after the prime minister unexpectedly resigned last week.

World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

AP - 3 hours 3 min ago
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength." 2018-03-20T04:42:00-04:00 2018-03-20T08:42:52-04:00

US Boy Scouts revoke badges from Down's syndrome boy

BBC - 3 hours 5 min ago
The boy's father accuses the organisation of discrimination against those with mental disabilities.

Turkey detains more than 100 suspected PKK members ahead of Newroz spring festival

REUTERS - 3 hours 6 min ago
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained more than 100 suspected Kurdish militants on suspicion of planning illegal demonstrations or plotting attacks for the Newroz spring festival, police, state media and a security source said.

FIFA satisfied with high tempo of ticket sales for matches of 2018 World Cup in Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - 3 hours 7 min ago
According to FIFA, over 1.6 million tickets have been already allocated worldwide for the football championship in Russia

Merkel pleased about Brexit transition deal but says many problems remain

REUTERS - 3 hours 10 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she was pleased that the European Union and Britain had agreed on a Brexit transition deal but added that there were still many challenges to overcome in negotiating Britain's departure from the bloc.

Expelled Russian diplomats leave Britain in nerve agent crisis

REUTERS - 3 hours 12 min ago
LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Twenty three expelled Russian diplomats and their families left the embassy in London and headed back to Moscow on Tuesday in the deepest crisis in Russian-British relations since the Cold War sparked by a nerve agent attack in England.

Trade war fears weigh on investor sentiment in Germany

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 14 min ago
Jitters over a possible U.S.-led trade war appear to be worrying investment professionals in export-oriented Germany.

Face of Defense: Resilience Helps Military Family Persevere

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - 3 hours 17 min ago
Robyn Kramer and her husband, Air Force Capt. Kyle Kramer, a helicopter pilot, say they are eternally grateful for the doctors who performed successful surgery on their baby Jack's malformed heart. The Kramers said they also salute and appreciate Air Force leaders' assistance in providing them the time to take care of their son.

Grenade kills two in Moldova during attempted cigarette theft

REUTERS - 3 hours 19 min ago
CHISINAU (Reuters) - Two people were killed in a shop in Moldova's capital on Tuesday when a grenade brandished by a man seeking to avoid paying for cigarettes exploded, police said.

London's Victoria rail station evacuated after fire alarm

REUTERS - 3 hours 22 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Victoria station, one of London's major rail terminals, has been evacuated due to a fire alarm, police said on Tuesday.

Putin orders Russian diplomats to seek doping rule changes

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 23 min ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his country’s diplomats to seek changes to international doping rules in the wake of the nation’s drug scandals.

Russian Interior Ministry says Skripal case not to harm its relations with UK counterpart

TASS [Russian State News] - 3 hours 25 min ago
The interaction with Britain’s law enforcement agencies was at a very low level in the past, according to the deputy interior minister

Turkey’s Demre renames street after assassinated Russian ambassador — agency

TASS [Russian State News] - 3 hours 30 min ago
A street in the Turkish town of Demre, Antalya, has been renamed for Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov assassinated in Ankara in 2016

Were the harsh interrogations of al-Qaeda detainees ‘torture’ — and did they help find bin Laden?

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 31 min ago
Each side picks and chooses facts in order to make their case. Here's a guide to the torture debate.

World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

AP - 3 hours 31 min ago
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength." 2018-03-20T04:10:00-04:00 2018-03-20T08:10:07-04:00

Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi claims

AP - 3 hours 31 min ago
PARIS (AP) — In the latest judicial setback for the former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. 2018-03-20T04:18:00-04:00 2018-03-20T08:18:23-04:00

Slovak president rejects proposed government shuffle, wants new names

REUTERS - 3 hours 32 min ago
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska rejected prime minister-designate Peter Pellegrini's proposed cabinet on Tuesday and asked for new names by Friday, calling for stronger government changes to calm a political crisis brought on by the murder of a journalist.

Could cryonic technicians help bring the dead back to life?

BBC - 3 hours 37 min ago
Freezing the deceased in the hope of one day reviving them could become a mainstream service, advocates say.

Hillary Clinton’s name vanishes from State Department fellowship

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 37 min ago
The former secretary of state had been linked to a Fulbright fellowship program since 2012.

Kremlin urges ‘cool-headedness’ and to wait for evidence on ex-spy’s poisoning from London

TASS [Russian State News] - 3 hours 37 min ago
Earlier, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats and the suspension of high-level bilateral contact

Al-Shabaab fears lead Somali teen to reject government job

BBC - 3 hours 40 min ago
The high school student says he feared being targeted by al-Shabab militants.

Moscow awaits Russian diplomats ordered to leave Britain

AP - 3 hours 45 min ago
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is awaiting nearly two dozen Russian diplomats ordered to leave Britain following a nerve agent attack on U.K. soil. 2018-03-20T03:52:00-04:00 2018-03-20T07:52:57-04:00