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Peskov: Putin will personally choose measures to respond to UK

While Britain has accused the Russian state of ordering the poisoning of the Skripals, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson took it a step further Friday and said it's "overwhelmingly likely" that Putin himself ordered the attack. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko expressed solidarity with Great Britain , which claimed that Russian Federation was highly likely to be involved in Skripal's poisonin... [Full Article...]

LPGA: Park grabs 1-shot lead

LPGA: Park grabs 1-shot lead The Colombian shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and is alone in second place at 13-under, one shot ahead of Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn. But after the fantastic start, Park only birdied the par-4 ninth and par-5 11th until she closed her bogey-free round with a birdie at 18. [Full Article...]

Omani FM in Tehran, Denies Mediation with US

Omani FM in Tehran, Denies Mediation with US During his Saturday meeting with the Governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif in Tehran, the Omani minister said that Iran and Oman have the advantage to play a role in each other's oil, gas and petrochemical markets and development of such relations needs expansion of common banking ties. [Full Article...]

UK PM May will 'consider' next step after Russian expulsions

UK PM May will 'consider' next step after Russian expulsions Johnson appeared on the show after Moscow's ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, said his country was not involved in the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The doctor, who gave her name only as Yekaterina because of fears about repercussions, said she and her co-workers were told to fill out forms detailing not only where they would cast their ballots, but... [Full Article...]

Russian diplomat hints United Kingdom lab could be nerve agent source

Russian diplomat hints United Kingdom lab could be nerve agent source Skripal , a former colonel in the GRU who betrayed dozens of Russian agents to British intelligence, and his daughter have been critically ill since March 4, when they were found unconscious on a bench. The Skripals remain in critical condition. Asked whether he was saying Porton Down was responsible, he replied: "I don't know". "Russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter - the ... [Full Article...]

Simon Bridges: 'It allows us to better hold the Government to account'

Simon Bridges: 'It allows us to better hold the Government to account' National leader, Simon Bridges, says they take the offer seriously, they thank James Shaw and the Green Party for it, and National will honour the spirit of it by asking questions that matter, and doing so with a real seriousness and objective. [Full Article...]

Russians Vote for New President

Russians Vote for New President Mr Johnson said the reaction across the Government , Parliament and the wider country had been "hugely encouraging" but he hit out at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , who came under fire on Wednesday after failing to offer explicit support for the Prime Minister's approach in the House of Commons . [Full Article...]

Russia's Putin on track for commanding win

Putin, seen casting his vote Sunday, is projected to have won almost 74% of the vote. A low turnout would diminish Putin's authority within the ruling elite, which is founded in large part on his ability to mobilize the public behind him. It is noted that Putin came to the polling station at 9:30 Moscow time (8:30 Kyiv time) in the building of Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Voters cast b... [Full Article...]

Shin Bet catches terrorist who stabbed to death Israeli father of 4

Shin Bet catches terrorist who stabbed to death Israeli father of 4 Abed Hakim Assi, born in 1998, is believed to have stabbed to death Itamar Ben Gal, 29, near the settlement of Ariel on February 5 before going into hiding in the northern West Bank. Al-Karim managed to flee despite being run down and hit by the auto of an off duty IDF officer who witnessed the attack. Due to his suspicious behavior, troops distanced him from civilians as they questioned him. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin casts his vote in Russian presidential election

Vladimir Putin casts his vote in Russian presidential election The Kremlin needs a high turnout to give greater legitimacy to a new mandate for Putin, who is already Russia's longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. By 0700 GMT, turnout stood at 16.55 percent, compared with 6.53 percent at the same hour during the 2012 vote, said Central Electoral Commission head Ella Pamfilova. [Full Article...]

Eaton Vance Management Boosts Holdings in Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR)

The stock increased 0.55% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $61.92. About 3.50 million shares traded or 102.53% up from the average. AT&T Inc. They expect $1.04 earnings per share, up 55.22% or $0.37 from last year's $0.67 per share. After $0.86 actual earnings per share reported by Verizon Communications Inc. [Full Article...]

John Goodman makes a surprise appearance on 'Saturday Night Live'

John Goodman makes a surprise appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' The night's host, Bill Hader, surprised by appearing as Anthony Scaramucci, who the former cast member has played before on the show . 'One day you're CEO of Exxon. Kate McKinnon appeared as Jeff Sessions , and Fred Armisen also reprised his guest spot as Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff, telling maybe-true insights about the Trump White House - like how Trump used a laser pointer to circ... [Full Article...]

China's parliament gives Premier Li second term

China's parliament gives Premier Li second term The approval of Li's appointment comes a day after Xi was reappointed as China's president - this time with no limits on how many terms he can serve. The NPC which has approved a complete overhaul of the Chinese government is also expected to nominate a host of new officials including a new foreign minister and governor of the central bank, the Peoples Bank of China. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to Expel UK Diplomats as Row Over Spy Attack Escalates

Russian Federation to Expel UK Diplomats as Row Over Spy Attack Escalates The expulsions will happen "soon", according to a report by RIA news agency quoting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The escalating worldwide scandal is unfolding as former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia remain in critical condition after exposure to the Soviet-designed chemical Novichok on March 4 in the English city of Salisbury. [Full Article...]

Sri Lankan president revokes state of emergency

Sri Lankan president revokes state of emergency President Maithripala Sirisena said on Twitter , "Upon assessing the public safety situation, I instructed to revoke the State of Emergency from midnight yesterday". The body of a 24-year-old Muslim man was pulled out of a burnt home, raising tensions further. The country was under a state of emergency for almost three decades when the government fought Tamil rebels LTTE in the civil war that... [Full Article...]

Snow alerts as Siberian winds bring 'mini Beast from the East'

The amber warnings advise that the snow could cause "travel delays, road and rail closures, interruption to power and the potential risk to life and property", and that people "need to be prepared to change your plans". The south-west is likely to see the heaviest snowfall, with forecasters warning rural upland communities could potentially be cut off. These will be heaviest and most frequent acro... [Full Article...]

On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) Insider Sells $787300.00 in Stock

Ami Asset Management Corp who had been investing in On Assignment for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.44B market cap company. (ASGN) traded up $1.77 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $85.15. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 1 think it is Hold. AlphaOne Investment Services LLC increased its holdings in shares of On Assignment by 0.8% in the 4th quarter. [Full Article...]

As Russia Votes, Reports of Ballot Stuffing, a Hack

As Russia Votes, Reports of Ballot Stuffing, a Hack The Kremlin needs high voter numbers to give greater legitimacy to a new mandate for Putin as Russian Federation faces increasing isolation over a spy poisoning in Britain and a fresh round of United States sanctions. In the southern city of Tambov, the state-sponsored Youth Parliament has backed an Instagram competition. "By doing this we hope to attract voters to the polling stations and we th... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation spy row: United Kingdom lab could be poison source, says ambassador

Russian Federation spy row: United Kingdom lab could be poison source, says ambassador Johnson dismissed those claims and said Russia's reaction "was not the response of a country that really believes itself to be innocent". The Russian Foreign Ministry ordered the 23 diplomats to leave within a week. Putin is expected to easily win a presidential election on Sunday which would take him to almost a quarter of a century in power. The poisoning has plunged Britain and Russian Fe... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation goes to polls in presidential election

Russian Federation goes to polls in presidential election Early on Saturday, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced it had ordered the British diplomats to leave within a week and indicated it could take further action should there be what it called more "unfriendly" moves. Putin is standing against 7 other candidates, including millionaire communist Pavel Grudinin, but none are polling more than 8 per cent. The closure of the British Council'... [Full Article...]


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