• Heightened security sparks speculation Kim Jong-un just arrived in Beijing
Heightened security sparks speculation Kim Jong-un just arrived in Beijing

Earlier in March, North Korea's foreign minister attended talks in Stockholm with Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, ahead of a possible, but as yet unarranged, meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Also on Monday evening, the Beijing railway bureau warned on its microblog, without giving a reason, of multiple train d...

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  • Final Budget Bill Fails to Include Protection for Recreational Marijuana
Final Budget Bill Fails to Include Protection for Recreational Marijuana

Qualified patients with a doctor's recommendation will receive a Pennsylvania medical marijuana identification card, allowing the purchase of medical marijuana from an authorized state-licensed medical marijuana dispensary. A bill giving terminally ill patients access to certain forms of medical cannabis was signed into law this week by Gov. Gary H...

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  • Israeli tanks shell Gaza for second day, as Hamas hold military drills
Israeli tanks shell Gaza for second day, as Hamas hold military drills

IDF tanks shelled and destroyed two Hamas observations posts on the Gaza border on Sunday night in response to heavy machine gun fire discharged by Hamas during military maneuvers in the Strip, which set off rocket alarms in the south of the country .

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  • European Union states expel Russian diplomats, USA to send home 60
European Union states expel Russian diplomats, USA to send home 60

Senior Trump administration officials said all 60 Russians were spies working in the U.S. under diplomatic cover, including a dozen at Russia's mission to the United Nations. The expulsions are the toughest action taken against the Kremlin by Trump, who has been criticised for not being firm enough with President Vladimir Putin of Russian Feder...

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  • Corbyn Branded 'Hostile' by Jewish Leaders as Anti-Semitism Scandal Deepens
Corbyn Branded 'Hostile' by Jewish Leaders as Anti-Semitism Scandal Deepens

Danny Stone, Director of the Antisemitism Policy Trust, told HuffPost: "What a shame that less than an hour before the Jewish community gathers to protest we have seen the first example of a proper, detailed apology and commitment to specific action from the Labour leader's office".

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  • One Egyptian dead after missiles fired from Yemen: Saudi Arabia
One Egyptian dead after missiles fired from Yemen: Saudi Arabia

Displaying wreckage at a news conference in Riyadh of what it said were fragments of those ballistic missiles, the coalition claimed forensic analysis showed they were supplied to Huthi rebels by their ally Iran. The missile did not cause any damage. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Secretary of State for International Development Pe...

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"First Alert Weather Day": Wintry mix possible overnight tonight

Hamilton near San Jose. Most of Monday will be looking fairly decent with morning temperatures around 40 and afternoon highs reaching the mid to upper 50s. After the weather led to a washout of most of the day-night cricket test between England and New Zealand at Eden Park yesterday, fans will today enjoy a mostly dry day.

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  • Trump hits $50 billion of China goods amid fears of trade war
Trump hits $50 billion of China goods amid fears of trade war

Han says, "a trade war serves the interests of none". Bolton has taken a tough position on both issues, saying Beijing needed to be called out on what he characterized as systematic cheating on global trade while enjoying the benefits of an open USA market.

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  • China vows to hit back as USA trade sanctions loom
China vows to hit back as USA trade sanctions loom

But Liu also said that China "hopes to see both sides remain sensible and work together to preserve the overall stability of China-US trade relations", according to the Xinhua report . Beijing is already furious about a law signed two weeks ago by US President Donald Trump that encourages senior US officials to travel to Taiwan to meet their co...

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  • Google celebrates 45th anniversary of Chipko Movement through a doodle
Google celebrates 45th anniversary of Chipko Movement through a doodle

Chipko Movement or the Chipko Andolan dates back to 1730 AD, when 363 people sacrificed their lives to save the green trees from being chopped by the Maharaja of Jodhpur at a place known as Khejarli in Marwar, Rajasthan . After this incident, the king, in a royal decree, banned cutting of trees in all Bishnoi villages. He helped the Movement to...

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  • Trump threatens to veto bill, raising gov't shutdown risk
Trump threatens to veto bill, raising gov't shutdown risk

The bill was on display in a thick stack at the press conference. White House and Capitol Hill aides had been left scrambling earlier in the day after Trump criticized the six-month spending bill, despite prior assurances from the administration that he would sign it ahead of a looming midnight deadline.

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  • Quick burst of snow blankets county Wednesday with more in forecast
Quick burst of snow blankets county Wednesday with more in forecast

CHICAGO - A Winter Storm Warning for 5 to 9-inches of snow from this Friday evening into Saturday afternoon is in effect for westernmost Lee, LaSalle and Livingston Counties (pink-shaded areas on the highlighted map). Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. While some are...

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  • Egypt presidential election begins with Sissi certain victor
Egypt presidential election begins with Sissi certain victor

Local media, which are dominated by pro-government commentators, have portrayed voting as a national obligation and the only way to prevent foreigners from sowing instability. Tens of thousands of police and soldiers were deployed for the vote. The interior ministry said the terrorist cell was involved in Saturday's vehicle bomb attack in the nea...

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  • Trump Threatens Spending Bill Veto, Raising Prospect of Shutdown
Trump Threatens Spending Bill Veto, Raising Prospect of Shutdown

Trump at one point wanted $25 billion included in the bill to fully fund construction of his proposed U.S. -Mexico border wall , but negotiations with Democrats on that fell apart early this week, according to congressional aides. USA government funding is set to expire at midnight and, if Trump follows through on his threat it nearly assuredly wo...

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  • President Trump defends 1.3 trillion dollars spending plan
President Trump defends 1.3 trillion dollars spending plan

Before the Senate's early-morning vote, Corker had complained about the process of rushing the bill through Congress. But Trump later signed the bill , saying it reverses eight years of deep defense cuts that put the country at risk. 'As a matter of national security, I have signed this omnibus budget bill. The overall sense among staffers was t...

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  • Minutes Expects Record Audience From Stormy Daniels
Minutes Expects Record Audience From Stormy Daniels

She is also asking to be allowed to publish text messages, photos and videos relating to Trump, Avenatti said in a letter to Cohen. She has reportedly communicated her preference to stay away from the president as the nation prepares to watch Daniels tell her side of the story on national television for the first time since news of her alleged af...

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  • Russian Federation brands United Kingdom 'disgusting' after Boris compares Putin to HITLER
Russian Federation brands United Kingdom 'disgusting' after Boris compares Putin to HITLER

The ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova added on Facebook: "It's scary to remember that this person represents the political leadership of a nuclear power". He also rejected the assertion by Russian Federation that it had nothing to do with the attack on Mr. Skripal and his daughter on March 4. Mr Pritsepov said he had since had a "very constr...

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  • WATCH Terrifying Fire at Dublin Hotel
WATCH Terrifying Fire at Dublin Hotel

In a statement, management at the hotel said because the cause of the fire remains under investigation, no decision can be made about when it will re-open. You can not see the corridor or landings. "I think we are talking much longer than [a period of weeks]", Mr Fleming said, citing the need for extensive repairs of fire and water damage and for...

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  • Afghanistan qualifies for cricket World Cup; Ireland crashes out
Afghanistan qualifies for cricket World Cup; Ireland crashes out

The ICC cut the World Cup to 10 teams for 2019 with all sides playing each other in a round-robin competition. One of the best fun zone or fun base that I have actually played in front of. "I feel sorry for Scotland how it ended for them. That is good for cricket, says a lot about world cricket and the standard of cricket". It was Nepal's win ove...

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  • Sunday morning Storm Team forecast: More sunshine!
Sunday morning Storm Team forecast: More sunshine!

Hazardous travel and sporadic power outages will be possible over areas with the heaviest snow. Snow continues well into the afternoon and evening, winding down by late tonight . More clouds for Thursday, but highs will warm into the mid and upper 60s. Rainfall amounts of a half-inch to one inch are possible, and may be higher.

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