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Protesters wave confederate flag outside of NCAA basketball games


The irony, of course, is that this coulda-shoulda been a home game for the Durham, NC-based Blue Devils. The group has pledged to fly Confederate battle flags at all major sporting events in South Carolina until the Confederate flag that once flew at the SC State House is displayed at the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. Read More »

Sudanese jet with 44 on board crashes, many injured


The plane crashed while I was approaching the airport because I was expecting my friend, who has a letter from Juba to deliver to me. An aircraft engineer at the Wau airport, Paul Charles, said the plane tried to land in bad weather Monday and hit a damaged truck on the side of the runway. Read More »

Airport shooting reignites security debate before French election

Belgacem, who authorities say had a long criminal record with multiple jail terms for drugs and alcohol, then fled and abandoned his vehicle in Vitry-sur-Seine, to the southeast of the city. He said he wanted to "die for Allah", and a scuffle between him and two other soldiers ensued, which resulted in him being fatally shot. Paris Airports, the group that manages the city's airports, said both Orly terminals were reopening Saturday afternoon after a suspension of several hours. Read More »

USA 'could consider pre-emptive military action' against North Korea

When asked about the possibility of military actions against Pyongyang, Tillerson said, "Certainly we do not want to, for things to get to military conflict". Tillerson said Wang agreed on the need for a "sense of urgency" on coming to a "course correction" with Pyongyang. Tillerson's China visit, it seems , is aimed at finding common grounds for bottleneck issues to prepare conducive atmosphere for Trump-Jinping summit, something that China also realises. Read More »

Turkish Minister Says Europe Is Headed For 'Wars Of Religions'

The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet adds that the Tillerson interview is in anticipation of an in-person meeting between President Donald Trump and Erdogan, though this is unlikely to occur until after April 16, the date Turkey has scheduled a constitutional referendum which would abolish the office of the prime minister and replace it with a vice president. Read More »

Brokerages Set KAZ Minerals PLC (KAZ) Price Target at $265.00


About shares traded. Canon Inc (ADR) (NYSE:CAJ) has risen 7.86% since August 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.12% the S&P500. About 2.11M shares traded. The firm has "Reduce" rating given on Wednesday, March 9 by Nomura. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of KAZ Minerals PLC to an "equal weight" rating and boosted their price target for the company from GBX 300 ($3.67) to GBX 380 ($4.65) in a research report on Friday, February 3rd. Read More »

Trump to name Conway's husband to lead Justice's civil division


Neither Conway nor the White House have confirmed whether or not he had been offered the role, with the lawyer declining to comment, the Associated Press reported . In addition to the legal battle over Trump's revised executive order, which the president himself admitted was a "watered-down" version of the original order struck down by the Ninth Circuit Court, there is a lawsuit against Trump that claims his business ties violate the emoluments clause. Read More »

Spy comments proof Germany supports group behind attempted coup: Erdogan spokesman

In a move that could further increase tensions with Berlin, Erdogan spokesman Kalin told CNN Turk there was a possibility Erdogan could plan another rally to address Turks in Germany before the referendum. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly said that Gulen's group was running "a parallel state" within Turkey's government, taking orders from outside and following an alternative agenda. Read More »

Mexican construction firms under fire over Trump wall

Flores was offered $2,900 for the land, the same amount that was offered when President George W. Bush's administration attempted to seize their land to build a wall more than a decade ago. The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is hard to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing President Donald Trump's promise to build a "big, handsome wall" at the Mexican ... Read More »

William and Kate meet survivors of deadly Bataclan theatre attack in Paris

On Friday, William said in a speech: 'The connections between our nations run deep - ties of history, ties of values, ties of friendship and family. Prince William is catching flak for being caught dancing at a club in Switzerland instead of attending to more "serious" matters. They also took a trip to the Impressionist Gallery at the Musée d'Orsay, where they spoke to the curators about the gallery's collections which will be exhibited at the Tate Britain later this year. Read More »

Syria: We shot down an Israeli Jets

It is rare for Israel to admit to air strikes in Syria though there have been reports of at least four similar raids against Hezbollah weapons shipments since the start of December of previous year. According to the Israeli army, the aircraft had already returned to Israeli airspace when Syrian launched its air-defense rockets. When we notice attempts to assist Hezbollah with weapons, we put our intelligence and operational capabilities to thwart it. Read More »

Korean leader observes new high-performance engine test

With the exception of 1968, when North Korea killed one sailor, captured the USS Pueblo and took the rest of the crew hostage, new hostilities have arguably never been closer than they are today. The Juche ideology is North Korea's guiding philosophy of self-reliance. "There are more. persons that are involved in the murder of Kim Jong-Nam, we will use the proper legal channels to get them", police chief Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters. Read More »

USA stocks mixed, still on pace for another winning week


In the European morning, the single currency traded at $1.071, a 0.2% decline from the previous day's market close, but up roughly 0.8% compared with where it was before the Fed made its policy announcement Wednesday. The euro was also buoyed by the Dutch election which gave Prime Minister Mark Rutte a victory over far-right rival Geert Wilders. The central bank's rate increase was spurred by steady economic growth, strong job gains and confidence that inflation is rising to the central ... Read More »

Francois Fillon is reportedly under formal investigation


The embattled French presidential candidate is accused of high level misconduct crimes concerning nearly one million euros, most of which was paid to his wife from parliamentary funds. Independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has overtaken Mr Fillon in pre-election polls, increasingly appearing as the new front-runner. But it's not all rosy. Read More »

Special Task Force to curb drug menace in Punjab: Amarinder Singh


He underlined the importance of setting up more rehabilitation and "de-addiction" centres as well as appointment of more psychiatrists to tackle the drugs problem. So despite a comfortable majority, Captain will find it tough to run the state smoothly and the empty coffers will also make it hard to fulfil the poll promises the party had made in its manifesto. Read More »

Netanyahu, Greenblatt Meet Again to Discuss Security of Israel, Lasting Peace

No mention was made of Netanyahu's reiteration of his promise earlier in the day to build a new community in Yehudah and Shomron for the Amona outpost evacuees, or of Greenblatt's reaction to it. The Palestinians believe East Jerusalem to be their land, but Israel has been forcefully denying Palestinians the territory. The construction of these settlements, illegal under global law, has been the subject of growing controversy, mounting criticism from the worldwide community, and a ... Read More »

Air raid on mosque in Aleppo kills 42


Davis said the military was "not aware of any credible allegation" of civilian casualties despite the emerging accounts from Syrian watch groups. The Pentagon said 10 al Qaeda operatives were killed near Idlib in February. Photos shared by activists reportedly from the scene showed bomb debris carrying serial numbers which identified the weapons used as American made Hellfire missiles. Read More »

Dozen die in new round of Peru flooding


Floods have been wreaking havoc across Peru this week, with heavy rains set to continue for two more weeks. El Niño is the warming of the ocean surface. Chamorro collapsed as she reached land and was quickly carried by several men to an ambulance. Diaz escaped the slide with only minor injuries. State of emergency has been declared across 750 districts. Read More »

South African court avoids social security disaster


On Sunday the Democratic Alliance released a letter it received from the social development department confirming there was still no new contract between the department or Sassa and CPS for the distribution of social grants from April 1. instead she has spent her time misleading the poor and indigent, avoiding accountability in Parliament, and blaming those who want transparency and accountability - while vigorously defending her dodgy deal with a highly questionable service provider, CPS", it ... Read More »

Massive Fire Breaks Out At Downtown Raleigh Building


The fire began shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday in the building in downtown Raleigh, a city in the eastern part of the state. The flames quickly spread to another building where people were said to be possibly trapped inside, fire officials said. Read More »

Yemen report: Airstrike near Red Sea strait kills refugees


Some survivors said they believed they. Another 25 wounded people, including some who had lost arms and legs, were brought to the hospital, he said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media. A coastguard in the port of Hudaydah - which is controlled by Houthi rebels - told Reuters the boat had been hit by fire from helicopter gunships. Read More »

Budget cuts will blow you away

Tillerson, who became the top USA diplomat under Republican President Donald Trump in February, travelled to Mexico and Germany last month with a small contingent of journalists, including a "pool" reporter who informed colleagues of Tillerson's statements or actions. Read More »

Baby dies when 911 calls go unanswered


When his husband, David Taffet, noticed that he stopped snoring and was not breathing, he attempted to call 911 for assistance. "If you hang up and then call back to tell us that it was an accidental dial then we would have to put an emergency call on hold twice". Read More »

Trump To Review Feasibility Of US Emissions Laws


The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a collective of automakers that represents 77 percent of all vehicle and light truck sales in the country, has been pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider rules put in place before Obama left office. Read More »

Appealing to public, Philippine lawmaker files Duterte's first impeachment complaint


At least one-third of the 292 House members, or 98 lawmakers, need to vote in favor of the impeachment complaint to subject Duterte to an impeachment trial before the Senate. However, the authorities vigorously denied involvement in thousands of mysterious killings of drug users. Alejano, a a former navy officer, earlier said President Duterte could have committed an impeachable offense for allowing Chinese presence a year ago in Benham Rise, which is part of the Philippines. Read More »

Several injured by shooting at French school after explosion at IMF HQ


A 17-year old student carrying a rifle, handguns and grenades was arrested, police sources added. By mid-afternoon, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said all students at the school were safe. "I thought about my friends and the teachers too", Camel said. Earlier speculation had suggestion a second man was on the run, following the shooting . Read More »