Dutch PM's party leads elections: Exit polls

30 Mar, 2017

Mr Wilders had insisted that whatever the result of Wednesday's election , the kind of populist politics he and others in Europe represent are not going away. Wilders' loss reinvigorated hopes that those parties would likewise fail. "But, on the other hand, I think it should be seen from the perspective of the Dutch electoral system, which is one in which there is very proportional representation, and so a run-off between two candidates would not have happened anyway".

Congress Votes on Giving Away Your Internet Privacy Today

29 Mar, 2017

It is argued that if this bill is signed by Donald Trump and passed in the Assembly then it would be very hard for Federal Communications Commission to pass any other bill without changing the U.S. "This vote to dismantle and kill the protections put in place for a person's private information is a real danger to consumers, who, for years now, have been on the losing end of privacy battles".

Saudis announce new tax rate for Aramco amid plans for IPO

29 Mar, 2017

Others remain sceptical about the prince's plans to shift the country away from its reliance on oil due to general lethargy in government and conservative attitudes at large. "Assuming long-term oil prices averaging USD 75 per barrel, the valuation of the company increases from USD 0.4 trillion to USD 1.4 trillion", he said in a report .

US women's hockey team plans to boycott world championship

29 Mar, 2017

The NHL Players' Association posted a note on its Twitter account on Friday saying it supports the US players while panning USA Hockey's bid to stock the team with replacements. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington . The U.S. has won six of the last seven world championships, including last year's title in Kamloops, B.C., with a 1-0 overtime win over Canada.

Debate renewed over economic benefits of Keystone pipeline

26 Mar, 2017

Gerard argued that this project "has been studied longer than any pipeline project in USA history with exhaustive reviews by the State Department concluding that the project is safe for the environment and the best option for transporting domestic crude and Canadian oil to u.s.

Hundreds of 9/11 Victims File Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia

25 Mar, 2017

Of the 19 hijackers who carried out the most deadly terror attack in modern history, 15 were Saudi nationals and three had previously worked for the kingdom. According to an email thread between Hillary Clinton and chief of staff John Podesta, Saudi Arabia has served as a "financial" and "logistic" backer of Daesh, so the notion that the Saudi Arabian government supported Al Qaeda does not seem to fall outside the realm of possibility.

Air Raids Kill Hundreds of ISIS Hostages in Mosul

25 Mar, 2017

In an exclusive interview with ARA News, Col. Joe Scrocca, CJTF-OIR Director of Public Affairs, said: "There have been no recent changes in operational procedures for approving airstrikes". They speculated the civilians were "human shields" for ISIS snipers in the area. Bodies were believed to be still buried inside collapsed homes. Those who choose to stay face extreme risks of being hit by mortar fire and air strikes; while families who choose to leave are equally at risk of being injured ...

Furniture sales improve in February

25 Mar, 2017

On average, consumers in Great Britain spent £1.0 billion ($1.35 billion) on retail ecommerce purchases each week in February 2017. The latest 3-month data registered a decline of 1.4% which was the weakest outcome since March 2010 and there has been a net slowdown in sales.

Starbucks to add 240000 jobs worldwide by 2021

23 Mar, 2017

Both Johnson and Schultz said they are confident about the company's growth in China, where it now operates more than 2,600 stores and is opening more than one store a day, as well as new digital efforts to enhance ordering and gift-card sharing and new food and coffee options.

Euro Climbs to Six-Week High Following Presidential Debate in France

22 Mar, 2017

With such a diverse range of potential future presidents brought together for a battle that lasted over three and half hours there were always going to be fireworks. France also lags well behind in economic growth. He's a former banker and a former finance minister but he's never been elected. This spoof tweet warning the public that Fillon had been kidnapped after disappearing from the debate was one of many mocking the scandal-hit candidate for going missing.

Canadians want asylum seekers sent back to US

22 Mar, 2017

In February of this year, for example, Quebec alone saw 646 refugees walk across their border from the USA - a rise of 600% from February of 2016. Tracking asylum claims is the work of the Canada Border Services Agency and the Immigration Department and in their statistics they don't separate out how an asylum seeker arrives.

Hot air and intrigue: did Donald Trump leak his own tax return?

21 Mar, 2017

Colbert went on to reveal the first part of the joke, which turned out to be one of the most well-known jokes in America. The joke in question: "Why did the chicken cross the road?" He paused for a few seconds before saying, "The answer right after the break".

Israel threatens Syria after missiles fired at jets

20 Mar, 2017

The Syrian army high command said the jet was struck by an anti-aircraft missile after it had flown back into Israeli-controlled territory and was one of four planes which "penetrated our air space at 2.40am (12.30 GMT) via Lebanese territory".

Manchester City v Liverpool

19 Mar, 2017

Meanwhile, winning the Premier League title this season will be a Kilimanjaro for City to climb, but Guardiola and his wards can set their eyes on the FA Cup as they are now in the semi-finals where they will face Arsenal. "It will be good to see how everybody reacts, myself and the players, after going out of the Champions League". Actually, I can't remember a not-important game in the Premier League , to be honest.

Modi picks Hindu hardliner to lead India's most populous state

19 Mar, 2017

Sources said both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah will attend the swearing-in of the new chief minister and his Cabinet on Sunday. He had so far been operating from Gorakhnath temple, which he presides in Gorakhpur and his only organisational ability, proven so far, was in leading his own Hindu Yuva Vahini .

Federal judge to hear arguments on Hawaii's lawsuit against revised travel ban

17 Mar, 2017

Watson wrote that the plaintiffs had a "strong likelihood of success on the merits" in their attempt to overturn the order . Today's decision is a victory for the rule of law and reminder that no one - not even the president - is above the Constitution.

Karan Avtar Singh appointed new Chief Secretary of Punjab

17 Mar, 2017

Third on the list of nine ministers who was sworn in was Navjot Singh Sidhu, the cricketer-turned-politician who quit the BJP a year ago. No deputy chief minister post for Navjot Singh Sidhu. Captain Amarinder Singh will take oath of office along with his nine cabinet minister today. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is in power in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, was a distant second with 20 seats.

Malaysia got DNA from Kim's son overseas: deputy PM

17 Mar, 2017

It was astounding the USA government had provided over £1billion in aid to North Korea to no result, as Kim Jong-un continues to escalate the situation on the peninsula, Donald Trump's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. Pyongyang has repeatedly sought custody of the body, but Malaysia has so far refused to release it to anyone other than Jong-nam's family. All four entered Malaysia between late January and the first week of February and fled the country on February 13, soon after Kim ...

Anbang denies investment in Trump son-in-law's flagship NY office block

16 Mar, 2017

It would value the 41-story tower at $2.85 billion, the most ever for a single building in wealthy Manhattan. Anbang could face a review by the Chinese government, which has been pressing to stop overseas investments and which has a range of pending issues with the Trump administration.

Laid-off workers a priority as China cuts overcapacity, Premier says

16 Mar, 2017

In his press conference after the parliament meeting, Li said that a "substantive progress" is now made for the code's draft. Goldman Sachs analyst Kinger Lau told the China Daily that the cross-border stock link was likely to become the most important source of capital inflows to the city this year, having already surpassed US$8 billion (S$11.3 billion) so far.

European Nato allies increase defence spending

15 Mar, 2017

The U.S. led with defense expenditure of 3.61 of GDP past year, while European nations spent an average 1.47 percent on such outlays, according to the report. "There has been progress, but the job is far from done", Mr Stoltenberg said in Brussels. Stoltenberg published his annual report on Monday that shows they spent around $10 billion more in 2016 than they did in 2015.

Turkey's Erdogan says Netherlands to pay price for harming relations

14 Mar, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to prevent Turkey's political tensions from spreading into Germany. "To be called Nazis by a regime which is walking backwards in regards to human rights is just disgusting", Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher told BBC News .

Team Israel suffers first loss in World Baseball Classic

14 Mar, 2017

The trouble with Israel's unbelievable success on the baseball diamond is that Israelis neither understand the magnitude of its team's achievement nor revel in what should be national delirium over its team's accomplishment. Israel has one game remaining in the round, with a Wednesday morning matchup against host Japan still on the docket. After a short break, Israel plays Japan at 3:00 a.m.

Mulayam Singh Blames Congress Tie-Up For UP Rout

13 Mar, 2017

Shivpal Yadav, a master organiser and a grassroots leader of the party, said: "This is a defeat of arrogance not of the Samajwadi Party". Earlier in the day, his brother and party leader Shivpal Yadav said his party would thoroughly analyse the reasons for the dismal show.

Federal judge not ready to rule on blocking new travel ban

13 Mar, 2017

The man initially challenged Trump's first travel ban in a federal lawsuit he filed in February. While Trump has cited national security concerns as the reason for signing the executive order, the fact remains that there have been zero fatal attacks on United States soil since 1975 by nationals from the six countries targeted with the ban.

Strong showing for Modi's BJP

12 Mar, 2017

Congress Chief Minister Harish Rawat lost both the seats to BJP. Political observers say it could well be a vote for change to halt the alternative rule by the two regional parties. The vote share of these parties too got depleted, with SP's share dropping from 29% in 2012, when it formed a majority government, to 22%, and BSP's share dropping from 26 to 22.

Wenger drops hint over Arsenal future following cup triumph

12 Mar, 2017

But after that routine win at Emirates Stadium, attention returned to one of the worst results of Wenger's tenure in north London, the Frenchman explaining the rationale behind sticking with numerous players who came unstuck against Bayern.

MI power outage so large other states lend a hand

10 Mar, 2017

The utility has been working around the clock to help restore more than 319,000 customers without power during two days of high winds across the state. Many traffic signals were out across the state, and Snyder advised drivers to exercise extreme caution. The cause of the extensive problems was the wet ground after the unusually mild winter and excessive rains.

Two People Have Died After Eating Trendy Cheese Made From Raw Milk

10 Mar, 2017

Officials with Vulto Creamery chose to voluntarily recall the cheeses after the FDA found the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes in lot number 617 of its Ouleout. After gathering evidence about various cheeses eaten by the people who became ill, CDC identified Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery as the likely cause of the outbreak.

Assad's forces take over positions from US-backed militia in northern Syria

10 Mar, 2017

In fact, according to one general , the Russian jets recently targeted villages held by us -backed Syrian Arab Coalition fighters shortly after ISIS were forced out of them. Top Turkish officials have repeatedly vowed in recent weeks that the Turkish troops will move on to capture Manbij unless the YPG leaves the town. "Statements by Turkish officials about ownership of Syrian territory by this or that group in Syria are unprecedented and undermine Syria's territorial integrity and must ...

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