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Edin Dzeko sends Roma through against Shakhtar and into last eight

Edin Dzeko sends Roma through against Shakhtar and into last eight Shakhtar led 2-1 from the first leg and would have advanced with a draw, but its hopes of an equalizer diminished 11 minutes from time when defender Ivan Ordets was sent off for hauling down Dzeko. Players from both teams clashed and Ferreira was shown a yellow card. Roma came out on the front foot, but it was Shakhtar that almost opened the scoring-though it came from a Roma player. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom seeks independent verification of nerve agent used in attack on spy

United Kingdom seeks independent verification of nerve agent used in attack on spy Lavrov said Russia's response would come "very soon" but be conveyed to British officials first, an apparent contradiction of an earlier report by state news agency RIA that said Lavrov had promised to expel British diplomats. "Maybe he lacks education", Mr Lavrov said. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson stepped up the war of words with Russian Federation on Thursday. He said Russia's recent provoc... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation could announce measures against Britain "any minute"

Russian Federation could announce measures against Britain Mentioning Putin in the context of Sergei Skripal's poisoning "is nothing but shocking and unforgiveable behaviour from the point of view of diplomacy", Peskov said. Tensions with Moscow are growing before Russia's presidential election Sunday, after a nerve agent attack in Britain on a Russian ex-spy. At the same time, the British foreign secretary added that "we have nothing against the Ru... [Full Article...]

Masters elected USA flagbearer for Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics Closing Ceremony

Masters elected USA flagbearer for Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics Closing Ceremony Six more medals were won in biathlon on the fourth day with 18-year-old Taras Rad demonstrating extreme competitiveness, overcoming American Daniel Cnossen in the men's 12.5-km sitting event, gaining time in his final turns and shooting a ideal 20 for 20, to win the gold medal by 1:01.7 seconds. [Full Article...]

Mueller subpoenas Trump business

Mueller subpoenas Trump business The White House and the Trump Organisation have yet to comment on the subpoenas. "This is old news and our assistance and cooperation with the various investigations remains the same today", Futefas said. The breadth of the subpoena that came to light Thursday was not clear, nor was it clear why Mueller issued it instead of simply asking for the documents from the company, an umbrella orga... [Full Article...]

Amit Shah takes stock of Andhra Pradesh situation with state leaders

Amit Shah takes stock of Andhra Pradesh situation with state leaders He said that the central government has been waiting endlessly to extend the needed support to the state. It also moved a no-confidence motion against the Centre in Parliament . Mr Rao, who hails from Andhra Pradesh, further said, the TDP's exit from NDA is a loss for the TDP alone and pointed out that the narrow victory margin (1.7 percent) for the TDP-BJP combine in 2014 had actually "saved" th... [Full Article...]

Representative Louise Slaughter, Top Rules Panel Democrat, Dies at 88

Representative Louise Slaughter, Top Rules Panel Democrat, Dies at 88 Serving as the first woman to chair the House Committee on Rules, a position she held from 2007 to 2011. She was such a tireless advocate and great public servant for our community and region throughout her tenure in Congress. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Slaughter a "champion for NY who had a larger than life presence in Rochester area politics". Louise Slaughter, according to her disclosures, ... [Full Article...]

Duckworth on Zinke improper use of Japanese: 'Racism is not ok'

Duckworth on Zinke improper use of Japanese: 'Racism is not ok' After explaining that the grants were funded in 2017, Hanabusa asked if they would be funded again in 2018. As Hanabusa quickly pointed out, the Japanese greeting was inappropriate on more than one level, as it is usually used after midday to signify "good afternoon" or "good evening". [Full Article...]

Armenia ranked 129th in UN World Happiness Report

Armenia ranked 129th in UN World Happiness Report Click through for the top 10 countries, ranked by happiness. Finland rose from fifth place a year ago to oust Norway from the top spot. The World Happiness Report issued by the United Nations looked at 156 countries and ranked them according to such things as social support, life expectancy and corruption. [Full Article...]

After Bihar Dharmendra Pradhan Goes To Rajya Sabha From Madhya Pradesh

After Bihar Dharmendra Pradhan Goes To Rajya Sabha From Madhya Pradesh In Maharashtra a candidate needs 42 votes to win. Flatly turning down the request from Opposition JD (S) to extend support for its industrialist candidate B M Farooq for the Rajya Sabha seat, the ruling Congress party has chose to try its luck by gambling on winning the third out of the four Rajya Sabha seats from the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. [Full Article...]

US Secretary of State Aborts Nigeria Trip, Returns to Washington

US Secretary of State Aborts Nigeria Trip, Returns to Washington The meeting started some few minutes after 4 p.m. after President Buhari returned from an official visit to Benue State. Tillerson is the highest ranking USA official to visit Nigeria since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president in January 2017. [Full Article...]

United Nations gets $100M for Palestinians but still short

United Nations gets $100M for Palestinians but still short For his part, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said pressure on Palestinian refugees could lead to "an explosion" and negative consequences that affect their lives and their future. "Today's announcement of new and exceptional emergency funding will provide humanitarian assistance to help meet the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza". [Full Article...]

Pikeville, Kentucky Police Officer Killed In Line Of Duty, Suspect At Large

Pikeville, Kentucky Police Officer Killed In Line Of Duty, Suspect At Large Kentucky State Police have a fifth man in custody in connection with the killing of a police officer this week. Police said they came upon a suspicious vehicle, spoke with its occupants, and then began canvassing the area for other possible suspects when gunfire erupted. [Full Article...]

Dog death drama prompts Olivia Munn to boycott United Airlines

Dog death drama prompts Olivia Munn to boycott United Airlines Robledo resisted the direction but ultimately followed the flight attendant's instruction. The dog, who could be heard whimpering and barking throughout the flight, was dead when the owners went to collect their pet once they reached their destination. [Full Article...]

Snow warning for the Isle of Wight

Snow warning for the Isle of Wight The Midlands had heavy snowfall earlier this month. In some places, frosts are forecast to be severe and there is a chance the snow could spread to central, eastern and southern parts of the UK. Liam Dutton, Channel 4 News' weatherman took to Twitter on March 11 and said: "Another burst of Siberian air may push westwards over Europe next weekend". [Full Article...]

Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Production Company Adopts Inclusion Rider

Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Production Company Adopts Inclusion Rider Academy Award winners and producing partners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are adopting an inclusion rider in their Pearl Street Films contracts, in an effort to promote more racial and gender equality in Hollywood. "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: "inclusion rider". Specifics of the rider are also undisclosed at this time. "We all have stories to tell and we n... [Full Article...]

Saudi general 'may have been tortured to death'

Saudi general 'may have been tortured to death' The new departments will be directly linked to attorney general Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb and seek to "combat corruption in all its forms and with the aim of protecting the country and its resources", according to the official Saudi Press Agency . [Full Article...]

USA picking up Taliban interest in Afghan peace talks: Mattis

USA picking up Taliban interest in Afghan peace talks: Mattis On February 28, Ghani offered to allow the Taliban to establish itself as a political party and said he would work to remove sanctions on the militant group, among other incentives, if it joined the government in peace negotiations. US officials have conveyed messages to Taliban political representatives in Qatar urging the group to negotiate with the Afghan government. Mattis has said that ... [Full Article...]

Local unemployment up, state numbers steady in latest figures

Local unemployment up, state numbers steady in latest figures Long Island was well below New York State's 5.1 percent rate, but also well above the 4.5 percent national rate. There were no big winners other than construction, with a 1 percent gain (28,600) jobs. 2016 - December 2017 ) change in total nonfarm jobs was revised to a gain of 43,400, up from a previously reported gain of 22,900. The agency reported that the USA economy added 313,000 jobs in Febr... [Full Article...]

East River helicopter crash: 5 dead were stuck in harnesses

East River helicopter crash: 5 dead were stuck in harnesses Following the crash, " the pilot freed himself, the other five did not", Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro told reporters during an earlier press conference. "He was very enthusiastic and was certainly an overachiever", Sara Silverstein, a Business Insider editor said on the company's website . The five passengers were all strapped into the aircraft with special harnesses that allowed them to l... [Full Article...]


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