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US embassy in Ankara temporarily closes due to security threat

US embassy in Ankara temporarily closes due to security threat The US embassy in Ankara will be shut down starting Tuesday due to a security threat, it said in a statement. A statement posted on the embassy's website on March 4 urged USA citizens to avoid the embassy in Ankara and large crowds, as well as to "keep a low profile". [Full Article...]

Crude oil futures settle at $62.57

In its latest annual outlook, the IEA forecasted that strong economic growth around the world will continue to support strong oil consumption until at least 2023. Output in the Permian is expected to double by 2023, and consultancy Wood Mackenzie estimates that the United States will export approximately 4 million barrels per day (Mbd) by the middle of the next decade, putting the country on par w... [Full Article...]

John Kelly Jokes That 'God Punished' Him With Trump White House Job

John Kelly Jokes That 'God Punished' Him With Trump White House Job CNN's Anderson Cooper opened tonight by looking at the comments John Kelly made today about Rob Porter and how, well, something seems very off here. The White House continually changed its story about what it knew about the accusations against Porter, and when. She then issued a statement from Porter calling the allegations "outrageous" and "simply false". [Full Article...]

Man reportedly shoots himself outside White House

Man reportedly shoots himself outside White House President Trump is now in West Palm Beach with First Lady Melania Trump, but has been briefed on the incident, according to White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley. Post the incident, the White House went on a lockdown while US President Donald Trump was away on a visit to Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The District of Columbia Police Department said in a tweet that an "adult male has... [Full Article...]

PNB fraud: Mauritius promises necessary action

PNB fraud: Mauritius promises necessary action When the 90-day period to repay the foreign branch ended, PNB again issued LOUs as Modi and Choksi did not pay the PNB branch here to settle their dues. Both Choksi and Modi are said to have left the country before criminal cases were lodged against them. He said the summonses were issued on 15 February, 17 February and 22 February, asking him to appear before the ED. [Full Article...]

Congress leaders meet Meghalaya guv, stake claim to form govt

Congress leaders meet Meghalaya guv, stake claim to form govt He said the non-Congress parties will now only wait for the invitation of the Governor to install the new government. "They want to fire from the shoulder of other political parties", the outgoing chief minister said. In Meghalaya Assembly polls , the Congress won 21 seats, followed by the NPP with 19 seats and BJP and UDP with two and six seats respectively. Keen to avoid a repeat of Manip... [Full Article...]

New era of economic ties between Egypt and Saudi Arabia

A beaming Egyptian President Sisi greeted the prince at Cairo airport after he descended the red-carpeted steps of his plane. The head of Prince Mohammed's office, Bader al-Asaker, tweeted that the prince's plane was escorted by Egyptian fighter jets when it entered Egypt's airspace. [Full Article...]

Turkish military intensifies bombardment on Afrin from four sides, rising civilian casualties

Turkish military intensifies bombardment on Afrin from four sides, rising civilian casualties The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fierce clashes were still being reported in Rajo. Turkish borders run along Afrin's western and northern borders. Turkey's prime minister says Turkish troops have captured a strategic village in the Kurdish-held enclave in northwestern Syria, tightening the grip on the area in the sixth week of its offensive on the area. [Full Article...]

Suspected CMU shooter was hospitalized Thursday for 'drug-related' incident

Suspected CMU shooter was hospitalized Thursday for 'drug-related' incident Davis Jr ., 19, shot and killed his mother and father in the dorm on the northwestern edge of campus Friday morning, authorities said, leading to an hours-long manhunt that ended with his arrest early Saturday. Yeagley said. "There is one witness who stated Mr. Davis was seen coming from the parking lot into the residence hall with a gun in his hand". It's unclear whether a university staff me... [Full Article...]

Putin on USA election meddling: Show us the evidence

Putin on USA election meddling: Show us the evidence Although Putin said his announcement was meant to get the attention of the USA, he also said he was open to talks with Washington. The Trump Administration has vowed to expand U.S. Dmitry Peskov , spokesman for President Vladimir Putin , said Moscow has never been the initiator of these sanctions. McFaul added that "even 10 years ago, Putin's speech today threatening to attack America in ... [Full Article...]

North Korea has made progress in missile program during the Olympics

North Korea has made progress in missile program during the Olympics It was unclear if Trump was joking or if formal U.S. Experts say the February 13, 2017, death of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur airport is the only confirmed North Korean use of chemical weapon agents. In a meeting with North Korean General Kim Yong-chol Sunday, Moon also urged the North to engage in dialogue with the USA as soon as possible, to which Kim responded by saying the North was "very wi... [Full Article...]

Cops charge eight after Lidl 'destroyed by digger' in snow blizzard

Cops charge eight after Lidl 'destroyed by digger' in snow blizzard Shortly after this incident occurred, guards arrived on the scene and nine people were arrested. He said: "It is very disappointing that shop was looted at a time when emergency services are so busy". Local Labour councillor Martina Genockey has condemned the events that have taken place in Tallaght this evening. Later, a group of youth stole a telescopic JCB from a nearby site and started smash... [Full Article...]

India, Vietnam to work for open, prosperous Indo-Pacific

India, Vietnam to work for open, prosperous Indo-Pacific Three, an MoU on Cooperation between the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership, India (GCNEP) and the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM), with the objective of strengthening the technical cooperation in the field of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. [Full Article...]

British PM May pitches mixture of concession and detail in Brexit vision

May, who leads a Conservative Party that is deeply divided over Brexit , said that as negotiations reached a "crucial moment", she would ignore extreme voices on both sides of the argument. "Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU and it is time for the UK Government to take seriously the proposals we have made to keep Scotland and the whole of the UK in the single market and customs un... [Full Article...]

Australians caught up in Kabul bombing aimed at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy

Australians caught up in Kabul bombing aimed at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy Security forces rushed to the scene as passers-by helped move the wounded, with witnesses complaining to AFP that ambulances took around half an hour to arrive. No group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack comes just days after the Afghan president said he was willing to treat the Taliban as a political party in peace talks. [Full Article...]

Russian warnings against allies 'unacceptable', North Atlantic Treaty Organisation says

Russian warnings against allies 'unacceptable', North Atlantic Treaty Organisation says Putin praised Russia's new hypersonic missiles and cutting-edge submarines during a state of the nation address that also touched on economic and social policy ahead of a presidential election this month he is widely expected to win. Putin denied a new cold war has started between Russian Federation and the U.S. In a speech reminiscent of language used in the Cold War, Russian President Vladimi... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump under FBI Investigation

Ivanka Trump under FBI Investigation Agents are focused on Ivanka Trump's handing of negotiations and financing for Trump International Tower in Vancouver, a current US official and former USA official familiar with the inquiry told CNN . In the past week, her husband, Jared Kushner , lost his security clearance, lost his P.R. guard dog, was revealed as a top intelligence target for foreign spies, and was reported to have met ... [Full Article...]

West Virginia public schools closed despite deal that was to end strike

West Virginia public schools closed despite deal that was to end strike After all, the strike began after Justice signed legislation on February 21 which granted teachers a just a 2 percent pay increase starting in July, followed by 1 percent pay increases over the next two years. "I am expecting all schools across the state to be open on Thursday and have asked each county superintendent to direct employees to report at normal time on that date and to resume the scho... [Full Article...]

Two People Reportedly Killed In Central Michigan Univ. Shooting

Two People Reportedly Killed In Central Michigan Univ. Shooting Rather, they are instructing everyone to call 911 immediately if they spot him. Nobody else was injured besides the two people who died. "Campus is on lockdown as the suspect is still at large", the school said several hours after the incident occurred. [Full Article...]

US Curling Team Shocks Sweden To Win Gold At 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

US Curling Team Shocks Sweden To Win Gold At 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics Aside from the curlers, Minnesota athletes also took home medals in women's hockey (eight with Minnesota ties were on the team that won gold ), cross country skiing (Afton's Jessie Diggins won gold) and downhill skiing (Burnsville native Lindsey Vonn won bronze). [Full Article...]


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