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Uber cedes Southeast Asia to rival Grab in latest pullout

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Uber chief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi will also join Grab's board. Grab has always been the dominant force in ride-hailing in Southeast Asia and speculation mounted that a deal with Uber was on the cards after Japanese financial titan Softbank invested huge sums in the U.S. Read More »

Moldova joins global response to spy poisoning, expels 3 Russian diplomats

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On March 26, more than 20 countries announced their intention to expel Russian diplomats in solidarity with Britain because of the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. "Those consultations have resulted so far in the expulsion of over 140 Russian officials by over 25 NATO Allies and partners", he said , adding that, "This is a broad, strong and coordinated worldwide response". Read More »

FALSE ALARM: Iron Dome Activates, Frighting Southern Israel

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Israeli tanks have targeted Gaza for the second day in a row, as tensions on the border and Hamas military maneuvers take place. Rocket fire from Gaza into Israel is usually carried out by jihadi groups, not Hamas. Barhoum said the strikes were meant to "terrorize civilians". Late Sunday night, Iron Dome missile defense batteries in southern Israel launched approximately 20 interceptors - each costing approximately $50,000 - which in turn set off incoming rocket sirens throughout the ... Read More »

Tusk: 14 European Union countries expel Russian diplomats

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The expulsions are the toughest action taken against the Kremlin by President Trump , who has been criticized for not being firm enough with President Vladimir V. consulate should be closed, listing those in Vladivostok, St Petersburg and Yekaterinberg as options. They added that the Seattle consulate is a counter-intelligence concern because of its proximity to a US Navy base. Read More »

Saudi Arabia: man killed in Riyadh by ballistic missile from Yemen

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The Houthi rebels say the ballistic missiles were targeted at King Khalid International Airport 35 kilometers away from Riyadh and also airports in Saudi Arabia's Asir and Jizan, in the country's southwest. "A serious development", according to coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki who said the missile attack "proves that the Iranian regime continues to support the armed group with military capabilities". Read More »

Milder but some rain likely early this week

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The clouds will gradually increase Monday with highs reaching the mid 40s at least. Chilly northeast breezes will operate around 10-15 miles per hour. Come Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning the forecast becomes unsettled, as an area of low pressure will move in from the Ohio River Valley. Read More »

Former #Brexit activist says UK's Leave campaign broke funding rules

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Mr Johnson described claims by Shahmir Sanni, a former campaign volunteer, as "utterly ludicrous". The QCs said that, from the documents and files they have seen and which have now been sent to the Electoral Commission, there are "strong grounds" that Vote Leave overspent, as it channelled money through another campaign, which it may have been co-ordinating with. Read More »

Canadian retailers could be helped by a USA trade battle with China

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However, the president's willingness to seek guidance from USA industry groups is a "welcomed first step", said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, in a statement. Beijing told Washington that USA export restrictions on some high-tech products are to blame. "China said, 'Okay, I'll make changes, but I need time'". Read More »

U.S. seeks China trade moves on autos, financials, chips

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The WTO claim was expected as duties are imposed under a U.S. law requiring at the same time a lawsuit initiated in the trade organization. China is willing to strengthen communications and coordination with the European Union to cope with chaos caused by the U.S. Read More »

Chipko Movement: What Is It All About

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Chipko, signifying "embrace or hug", was the strategy of hundreds of villagers -mostly women- in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, to save the forest cover on the Garhwal Himalyas. The movement earned the name Chipko because protestors would stick to the trees or "chipko" to them. The intellectual objective of the Chipko Movement was to draw attention to prevent deforestation, which had commenced to occur on a mass scale to make way for dams or industry or roads. Read More »

Person displaced after Newport News house fire

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At one point the owner was ready to evacuate and put his small child in his vehicle, but the fire department knocked down the flames. "Big black smoke [was] coming over the rooftops, and then when I came out properly you could see the flames flickering through all the smoke", Ms Osborn said. Read More »

Trump Signs $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill Despite Veto Threat

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But Trump decried the "ridiculous situation that took place this week", referring to the drafting of the 2,232-page omnibus, which was passed hours after being first released. "We are very proud of numerous items that we have been able to get". Trump's notorious border wall was also not fully funded. "Shame, shame. A pox on both Houses - and parties", the Kentucky senator tweeted after the bill cleared the Senate. Read More »

Rep. Ryan Costello will drop bid for reelection

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In an interview on MSNBC's "Kasie DC," Costello partly attributed his decision to a state Supreme Court ruling in January that found the Republican-drawn congressional map unconstitutional. "What I found is that no matter how much you speak out, those who don't support the president are - it's not going to be enough for them", Costello said. Read More »

Winter Weather Advisory extended to Wake County, Warning issued for Orange

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If daytime temperatures approach expected levels, roads and streets may not get cold enough to become slick, Ruckman said. An isolated dusting can't be completely ruled out, but for most, little or no snow accumulation is expected. It may be breezy at times with winds out of the north/northwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour. Monday: Partly to mostly sunny. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon. Read More »

Ian Rush says Mohamed Salah can break his 47-goal Liverpool record

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Evans has issued a warning that players now would prefer to play for the likes of Real Madrid , Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Former Anfield favourite Kuyt praised the Egypt worldwide for his displays and hopes the 25-year-old can deliver against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals. Read More »

Shah's letter full of false information, says Naidu

The entire nation has observed the tactics the BJP used to gain Rajya Sabha seats in UP and Gujarat despite not having the required strength. He maintains that the Modi government stands for development of all and has "left no stone unturned" in ensuring growth and prosperity of Andhra Pradesh. Read More »

Trump defends congratulatory phone call to Russia's Putin

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Some administration officials defended Trump's personal approach to Putin , noting that what he said was often different from what he did, such as imposing new sanctions this month against Russia, and his decision to send lethal US weapons to Ukraine to aid the country's fight against Russian-backed separatists, something President Barack Obama had declined to do. Read More »

The Labour Split Demonstrated In One Call To Ian Payne

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Keir Starmer , the party's shadow Brexit secretary, did not condemn Mr Corbyn outright on ITV's Peston on Sunday, but said: "The most important thing is that the Labour party keeps on saying that antisemitism has no place in our party, in our communities or in our society, and we've got to have zero tolerance". Read More »

More wet weather on the way… This time its rain

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A few showers are possible after 8 PM Monday, but a lot of the activity looks to stay just north of the viewing area. There will be a slight chance of mixed showers throughout the afternoon. Temperatures will start mild - in the 60s - before reaching the low 80s again by the afternoon. Highs Friday will stay cooler and in the mid 50s. Widespread thunderstorms are not expected; although with the slow progress of the front, there will be more rain with this system through Thursday night. Read More »

Top Chinese, US Officials To Continue Trade Talks

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China's proposed tariff hikes in response to the steel and aluminum duties appeared to be aimed at increasing domestic USA pressure on Trump by making clear which exporters, including farm areas that voted for the president in 2016, might be hurt. Read More »

Students nationwide march to demand stricter gun laws

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Other celebrities to join the cause included Amy Schumer, Rita Ora, Cher, Charlie Puth and Leona Lewis. Other " March for Our Lives " events took place in a dozen other cities across North Carolina on Saturday. "You can't regulate evil". Until you actually call the lawmakers, nothing is going to change. "I think that it's ridiculous that people have to face things like this", said Dante Brunelle. Read More »

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont arrested in Germany

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Puigdemont has been in exile in Belgium since previous year, when he fled Spain after declaring Catalonia's unilateral independence from Spain following a regional referendum deemed illegal by Madrid. If a new leader is not elected by May 22 , fresh elections will be triggered. A Spanish Supreme Court judge reactivated an worldwide arrest warrant for Puigdemont on Friday when he was visiting Finland . Read More »

Christian Dapchi Girl Set To Be Released By Boko Haram - IGP

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He vowed to work for the release of others abducted by extremists. The schoolgirls were kidnapped on 19 February and released this week. The father of the Dapchi schoolgirl still in captivity says he is happy to hear his daughter had refused to convert to Islam , but is a little surprised, as she was usually quiet and obedient.He urged her to stand strong regardless of how much she suffered. Read More »

Islamabad United emerge PSL champions

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The Twenty20 match has great significance for Pakistan as it gradually welcomes back global cricket, which ground to a halt after a deadly attack on Sri Lanka's Test team in Lahore in 2009 which killed eight people and injured seven visiting players. Read More »

Mayawati snubs BJP, says BSP- SP alliance will remain intact

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The bonhomie between the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party which began during the Gorakhpur and Phulpur by-elections continued in the Rajya Sabha polls but was not good enough. Meanwhile, sending a signal of solidarity to the BSP, the SP on Saturday cancelled the victory celebration for its nominee Jaya Bachchan to be held in Lucknow . Read More »