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Egypt court orders suspension of Uber, Careem services in victory for taxis

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The decision came after 42 local taxi drivers filed a lawsuit in 2017, in which they claimed both companies had been violating Egypt's traffic laws by using private cars for commercial purposes. "We are fully committed to working with the entire sector - including taxis - to improve mobility in Egypt together. We are now investigating the details of the Egyptian Administrative Court ruling regarding the licensing of the ride-sharing industry", read the statement. Read More »

Paul McCartney Remembers Slain John Lennon: Celebrities On The March

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Paul McCartney delivered a poignant message with a "We Can End Gun Violence" T-shirt while attending the March For Our Lives on Saturday. The march was organized by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where a gunman killed 17 students and faculty in a mass shooting last month. Read More »

Syrian Rebels Agree to Evacuate Sick, Wounded From Ghouta

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Waiting at the edge of Ghouta , Sabah al-Salloum desperately hoped her son Munzer - kidnapped four years ago by Ghouta rebels - would be among them. The TV broadcasted live footages of the entrance of Harasta with Syrian soldiers, celebrating and chanting for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Read More »

DILG enjoins LGUs to support Earth Hour 2018 on March 24

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Event goers will also be guided to interact with local business operators to encourage them to turn off the lights between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Cllr Dafydd Meurig, Gwynedd Council cabinet member for environment, said: "As a council, we are very proud to support WWF's Earth Hour again this year". Read More »

Iowa family of 4 found dead in Mexico

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Louis at 6 p.m. that same day for a basketball game in Danville, Illinois, on March 22. The State Attorney's Office of Quintana Roo, a Mexican state on the Yucatan Peninsula, confirmed the ministry is investigating the cause of their deaths. Read More »

President Trump's tariffs spark trade war fears

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The Chinese government said it might place tariffs on a $ 3 billion list of USA goods in response to the steel and aluminum tariffs President Donald Trump announced earlier this month. The response saw U.S. indices Dow Jones and S&P 500 drop 2.9% and 2.5%. Support lies around the current 50-day ma and a cluster of minor highs and lows around 0.9400 before the near three-year low of 0.9185 comes into play. Read More »

North Korea agrees to talks with South ahead of leaders' summit

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The editorial also pointed to Bolton's interview with Fox News earlier this month in which he said that talks would be worthless, and called South Korean leaders "putty in North Korea's hands". Security Council resolutions despite a peace mood on the peninsula. It went on to say that Bolton, in particular, believes the United States can do what it wants without regard to worldwide law, treaties or the political commitments of previous administrations. Read More »

Poisoned Russian spy 'begged Putin for a pardon'

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Mr Skripal was jailed in Russian Federation in 2006, but was pardoned and freed four years later as part of a spy-swap - which saw him come to Britain. Amid heated words and frosty relations between London and Moscow, May accused Russian Federation of staging "a brazen and reckless attack against the United Kingdom" by attacking Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Read More »

Explosion in Austin, Texas, injures man

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That led them to consider Conditt as a person of interest until surveillance footage from a FedEx store south of Austin captured a man in a baseball cap, blonde wig and pink gloves bringing two packages to the store. This hesitancy to describe the suspect as a terrorist angered many on social media who felt it presented a double standard. The first blast occurred March 2, fatally injuring 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House. Read More »

Palestinian Ahed El-Tamimi Jailed for 8 Months in a Plea Deal

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Her lawyer, Gaby Lasky, said the sentence would include time served as well as $1,441 in fines. Her cousin, Nour, was fined 2,000 shekels and 16 days in jail. Lasky criticized the block and said "a public trial was the only defense" adding that it was "obvious" that "Tamimi will not be entitled to a fair trial". Read More »

Trump signs memorandum calling for tariffs against China

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Even Trump's own Cabinet members admit that publicly, although they argue after years of quiet, civilized talks between the United States and China under Presidents George W. USA apple growers just got their foot in the door in China in 2015, and the country is now their 10th-largest market, with demand growing. The risk now is that other countries might likewise sidestep the WTO and slap their own tariffs in retaliation, further undermining the WTO. Read More »

Hours after veto threat, Trump signs spending bill

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A $1.3 trillion spending bill has cleared a crucial hurdle in the Senate . The Senate must still vote on the measure. The internal GOP backlash to the amount of spending and the process of rushing the measure through just 16 hours after it was released was on full display on the House floor on Thursday. Read More »

Taiwan Monitors the Chinese Carrier's Passage after Xi Jinping's Harsh Speech

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Khrimey urged New Delhi to press the Chinese leadership to resume dialogue with the 14th Dalai Lama and arrive at a respective solution to the Tibet issue. "There's very little evidence that China's actual behavior was changing for the better", the official said. Chinese warplanes conducted 25 drills around Taiwan between August 2016 and mid-December a year ago, according to Taipei . Read More »

Scattered snow showers possible, cloudy weekend ahead in MA

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Tomorrow, mostly cloudy and cool with a slight chance for a shower late. There will be plenty of moisture with the system. Unfortunately in some places that precip will come in the form of snow. until 8 p.m. There isn't a possibility for meaningful snow in Northern Virginia or Tidewater, and the chance of accumulation is even minimal in central Virginia. Read More »

President signs spending bill

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Interested in Donald Trump? After Trump signed, a Republican staffer combined the president's campaign slogan with an acronym for "Republicans in Name Only" to complain that Trump had increased the national deficit. In a hastily called signing ceremony at the White House, Trump railed against a "ridiculous situation" in which he was being asked to sign a bill that failed to fund his proposed border wall. Read More »

USA to sell $1 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia

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Trump, touching on the sensitive shaking-out happening inside the kingdom, said "some tremendous things have happened since your last visit to the White House ". The Pentagon is providing aircraft refueling and targeting capabilities to Saudi Arabia-backed forces. The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, had urged lawmakers to abandon the effort, calling it "bad policy" and "procedurally mistaken". Read More »

DiGenova hire shakes up White House

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Some lawmakers are now criticizing the president for not bringing up that issue during his call with Putin. "I don't agree with congratulating #Putin but bigger outrage is this leak that could only come from someone in @POTUS inner circle", Sen. Read More »

French police free Nicolas Sarkozy after questioning

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Under French law, judges in each specific case decide the meaning of judicial review, but it normally entails travel restrictions and periodic check-ins with authorities. Takieddine alleged he gave a third suitcase with €1.5m in cash to the aide alone. Questions have long swirled about the way his campaign was financed, though they have not stopped him from attempting to return to politics since he lost the presidency in 2012. Read More »

12 killed, 40 wounded in auto bomb attack near Afghan stadium

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The blast took place as spectators were leaving a wrestling match in southern Lashkargah city, wounding over 40 people. The Italian-run Emergency Hospital said it received dozens of wounded people and some fatalities. President Ashraf Ghani, whose government has been lambasted for its inability to protect ordinary Afghans, condemned the attack against "innocent people", according to a statement. Read More »

Playboy model claims Trump tried to pay her following 'intimate relationship'

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When Cooper asked her about Trump deny claims, she said he is trying to protect his family and image. In fact, the interview's lack of bombshells makes the possibility that Trump chose to light the world on fire with his national security adviser shake-up just to distract from McDougal seem like a rather silly decision on Trump's part. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, US ink USD670mln arms deal

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The defense secretary talked up the idea of a "political solution", and praised the Saudis for backing the "UN-recognized" government of Yemen. "And we are going to end it on positive terms for the people of Yemen, but also security for the nations in the peninsula", Mattis added. Read More »

Tump's Top Lawyer, John Dowd Resigns

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President Trump continued public criticisms of Mueller; his lead attorney in the investigation, John Dowd, resigned . But he later clarified that he was speaking for himself and not on Mr Trump's behalf. Mr Dowd took over the president's legal team last summer. Though the White House initially said Comey was sacked because of how he handled the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton use of a private email server as secretary of state, Trump later told NBC's Lester Holt that "this ... Read More »

Trump to Sign Omnibus Bill Despite Veto Threat

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Republicans have railed against deficit spending for years, and now under a unified government we have ignored all our pledges about fiscal responsibility. Now the bill heads to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature. But, John, this is way more than a spending bill. He said it took more than two hours to print out the measure, which stood a foot tall. Read More »

Moscow slams UK as EU recalls bloc's envoy

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There are countries in the European Union that have a warm relationship with Moscow , and others who don't necessarily want a cold relationship with Moscow . "We consider that this is an attack on all European sovereignty", the French President said. Williams said: "The precise effect of their exposure on their long-term health remains unclear, albeit medical tests indicate that their mental capacity might be compromised to an unknown and so far unascertained degree". Read More »

Trump signs transgender ban for military

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his state will continue its legal fight against the ban. Defense Secretary James Mattis concluded in his February recommendation that there were "substantial risks" incurred by letting transgender members of the military serve, and that it "could undermine readiness, disrupt unit cohesion, and impose an unreasonable burden on the military that is not conducive to military effectiveness and lethality". Read More »

'Peace-loving' North Korea claims credit for thaw with US

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President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said Wednesday that he and President Trump could sit down for a three-way summit meeting with Kim Jong Un if their individual meetings with the North Korean leader on denuclearizing his country proceed well in the coming weeks. Read More »