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Status orange snow-ice warning issued until midday

Status orange snow-ice warning issued until midday Dublin Bus services are running, but with some disruption. They resumed clearing operations at 10am but have advised passengers to check the status of their flights before travelling to the airport. Meanwhile, the green line luas is running normally. "People are advised to check the Festival website and social media for updates on other Festival events scheduled to take place today". [Full Article...]

Russia's PM Medvedev votes in presidential election

Russia's PM Medvedev votes in presidential election Voters were not impeded from voting when Putin was making is choice. A row with Britain over allegations the Kremlin used a nerve toxin to poison a Russian double agent in a sleepy English town - denied by Moscow - has not dented his standing. [Full Article...]

Gravesend nightclub: Panic as vehicle driven into busy club

Gravesend nightclub: Panic as vehicle driven into busy club A video was posted on social media shows a auto inside a tented area with people being led to safety by police. Clubbers rushed from the venue onto the street as police, ambulance and fire services arrived at the scene. He said: 'My God I almost died. The force said in an update: "At least 13 people were injured but officers believe several others may have left the scene and are working to est... [Full Article...]

Britain accuses Russian Federation of secretly stockpiling deadly nerve agent used in attack

Britain accuses Russian Federation of secretly stockpiling deadly nerve agent used in attack However, Russians living in Ukraine will not be allowed to participate, after the Ukrainian government barred them from visiting Moscow's diplomatic delegations because it considers Russia to be an "aggressor" and has dismissed its elections as "illegal". [Full Article...]

DMK nudges CM to support TDP's no-trust motion in Parliament

DMK nudges CM to support TDP's no-trust motion in Parliament He added that though the Supreme Court had ordered the Centre to set up the Cauvery Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee, the government was delaying it due to the upcoming Assembly elections in Karnataka. The top leadership of the party is yet to take a decision on backing the Andhra party. "I was posed a question by reporters yesterday at Erode". The DMK's Dravida Na... [Full Article...]

Russia's United Kingdom diplomat expulsion doesn't change facts of matter, says Theresa May

Russia's United Kingdom diplomat expulsion doesn't change facts of matter, says Theresa May The Skripals remain in critical condition. Speaking at the Conservative Spring Forum, Mrs May said the Government had "anticipated" a similar response to her action earlier this week to expel 23 Russian diplomats from London. She had said the Czech Republic, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and Sweden were most likely to have produced Novichok, the nerve agent identified in the Skripal case - and wh... [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin heading for re-election as polls open in Russian Federation

Vladimir Putin heading for re-election as polls open in Russian Federation At a polling station in Vladivostok, a 35-year-old man said he wanted Putin to lead the country for another term because he felt his town had developed from a decade ago. " We don't need changes now". Stepan Goncharov of the independent Levada Centre told AFP the pollster expected turnout to be between 57 and 68%. [Full Article...]

Iran: Saudi Crown Prince is 'simple-minded'

He said that by the time Europe realized how risky Hitler was, it was too late. "I don't want to see the same events happening in the Middle East", His Royal Highness continued. The United States will restart sanctions against the country unless Trump issues new " waivers " to suspend them on May 12. " Iran is not a rival to Saudi Arabia ". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats as fallout over nerve agent attack grows

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats as fallout over nerve agent attack grows Moreover, in words echoing earlier comments by Tillerson, State Department Acting Undersecretary for Public Affairs Heather Nauert, said: "The United States shares the United Kingdom's assessment that Russia is responsible for the reckless nerve agent attack on a British citizen and his daughter, and we support the United Kingdom's decision to expel Russian diplomats as a just response". [Full Article...]

UK's May and France's Macron to discuss spy poisoning on Thursday: Johnson

UK's May and France's Macron to discuss spy poisoning on Thursday: Johnson Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any involvement in the incident. The European Union will hold a summit next week, with president Donald Tusk saying the bloc would send a "clear message". Despite claims to the contrary, there was, she added, no question of privatising the SNCF. Speaking in Tours in central France on Wednesday, Macron said he "took responsibility" for the reforms while ... [Full Article...]

Greening the Veep: Pence heading South for St. Patrick's Day

Greening the Veep: Pence heading South for St. Patrick's Day Patrick's Day parade. The announcement Friday prompted an immediate reversal from Savannah city officials. At the press conference, ACLU of Georgia Legal Director Sean Young said, "The government had the audacity to forbid people from carrying handheld signs at a parade, signs no bigger than a posterboard". [Full Article...]

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte urges other to follow his suit and quit ICC

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte urges other to follow his suit and quit ICC Police deny activists' accusations of murder and cover-ups and say the more than 4,000 people killed in police encounters were armed and resisted arrest. "I said withdraw simply because to announce to the world, and I will convince everybody now who (is) under the treaty: get out, get out". The withdrawal takes effect one year after the secretary-general receives notification, according to ICC r... [Full Article...]

Turkish court releases jailed journalist Sahin Alpay

Turkish court releases jailed journalist Sahin Alpay Under the terms of his release, Alpay is barred from leaving Turkey and confined to his house for the duration of his trial. Turkey´s Constitutional Court had ruled earlier on Friday for a second time that Alpay´s rights had been violated while in custody and had requested his release. [Full Article...]

Pakistan 'must do more' against Taliban: US vice-president

Pakistan 'must do more' against Taliban: US vice-president At 3pm - nearly four and a half hours after the meeting - senior Trump administration officials held a special briefing for Washington-based journalists to convey their dissatisfaction with Pakistan's Afghan policy. According to the Dawn newspaper, which reported first reported about the meeting, Pence told the Pakistani Prime Minister that the Trump Administration could take unilateral actions ... [Full Article...]

BJP, 1 Cong candidates elected to RS

BJP, 1 Cong candidates elected to RS The country's most populous state sends 31 MPs to the 245-member Rajya Sabha, and the BJP, which won a massive victory in the 2017 Assembly elections, is yet to get a lion's share of these. However, the Samajwadi Party , who are jubilant with bypoll results, winning both the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, are the anxious lot with discussing how to give a return gift BSP chief Mayawati . [Full Article...]

Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath government transfers 37 IAS officers

Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath government transfers 37 IAS officers Congress Party has issued an emotional appeal to all national-level opposition parties as well as the opposition parties in all States/UTs to come together as a "united front" to inflict a humiliating defeat on the BJP during next year's Lok Sabha polls. [Full Article...]

Police dismisses Shone George's complaint against Nisha Jose

Police dismisses Shone George's complaint against Nisha Jose However, I did not talk with her in the train. "We travelled in the same compartment". He said that Nisha, due to political rivalry, has purposely avoided naming the person to put him under suspicion. "I didn't do anything wrong, as a citizen I have the right to expose the truth", he was quoted as saying. Even as her claims sparked off rumours about the identity of the alleged harasser, P.C. [Full Article...]

Kiev plans to prevent Russians in Ukraine from voting in Russian election

Ukraine has sent letters to the United Nations, protesting the Russian presidential election in Crimea scheduled for Sunday and urging the worldwide community to impose sanctions on the poll organizers, local media reported Saturday. "Ukraine's interior ministry states that conducting illegal elections on Ukraine's sovereign territory in violation of all norms of global law is unacceptable", Ava... [Full Article...]

EU Powers Exploring New, Non-Nuclear Sanctions On Iran

EU Powers Exploring New, Non-Nuclear Sanctions On Iran Because Iran and the Europeans refuse to renegotiate the nuclear deal, USA officials are seeking to create a supplemental agreement with Europe to address these matters. Since the 2015 nuclear deal that reintroduced Iran to global oil markets, this is only the second worldwide development deal that has reached fruition. [Full Article...]

Bill Hader & Fred Armisen Reunite on 'SNL' Cold Open

Oklahoma native Bill Hader is returning to " Saturday Night Live " tonight as host of the long-running sketch series. Rex Tillerson , that is John Goodman hows his reaction to being fired by a man who used to sell mail-order steaks. 'Look at me, I still got a job, ' Sessions joked before continuing, 'McCabe was in clear violation because of his lack of candor. I can't dance around. [Full Article...]


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