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Widow of jailed wildlife expert prevented from leaving Iran

Widow of jailed wildlife expert prevented from leaving Iran March 8, 2018-The Iranian government should immediately allow the wife of Iranian-Canadian academic and environmentalist Kavous Seyed-Emami to leave Iran as she wishes and stop intimidating and harassing the Seyed-Emami family, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). [Full Article...]

S.Korea slams new USA tariffs, mulls protest at WTO

S.Korea slams new USA tariffs, mulls protest at WTO In the squabbling Trump White House, no insider is ever above rebuke and no one blacklisted beyond redemption. "The provisional exemption of Mexico and Canada is good", Sen. The official insisted that was untrue. "Undoubtedly, the resulting higher steel and aluminum prices are clearly nothing more than a tax on the American people". [Full Article...]

Trump says goodbye to 'globalist' economic adviser Gary Cohn

Trump says goodbye to 'globalist' economic adviser Gary Cohn On Thursday morning, Trump told his assembled cabinet, "This is Gary Cohn's last meeting in the cabinet, of the cabinet". "He's been terrific. He may be a globalist , but I still like him". Cohn reportedly spent his time reviewing the basics of economics at the White House, and remarked that he was working at just 20% of his capacity. [Full Article...]

China prepares to approve 'life president'

China prepares to approve 'life president' Until now, presidents had been limited to two consecutive terms. Voting began in the mid-afternoon, with Xi leading members of the seven-member all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee in casting their votes. China has imposed a two-term limit on its president since the 1990s. A number of prominent Chinese figures have publicly protested the move, despite the risk of official retaliation. [Full Article...]

Qatar complains to United Nations over UAE, Bahraini aircraft airspace violation

Qatar complains to United Nations over UAE, Bahraini aircraft airspace violation President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker (R) shakes hands with Sheikh Tamin Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar at the European Commission Headquarters in Brussels on March 7, 2018. "It reaffirms that it will take the necessary measures to defend its borders, airspace and sea and its national security, in accordance with global laws and regulations", the message added. [Full Article...]

Man throws shoe at Nawaz Sharif

Man throws shoe at Nawaz Sharif The student also managed to reach in front of Sharif and chanted "Labbaik Ya Rasoolullah" slogan. Soon after the incident, the attacker was detained by the seminary administration before handing him over to the police. In yesterday's incident, Faiz Rasool, who threw ink at the foreign minister, told the police that he vent out his anger because the PML-N had tried to change the finality of the P... [Full Article...]

US Holocaust Museum revokes human rights award to Myanmar leader

US Holocaust Museum revokes human rights award to Myanmar leader In its statement, the museum dedicated to Nazi's victims of World War II said it "had hoped Daw Aung San Suu Kyi would have done something to condemn and stop the military's brutal campaign and to express solidarity with the targeted Rohingya population" as someone celebrated for her commitment to human dignity and universal human rights. [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan Tax Cut Showcase Upstaged by Trump Tariff Announcement

Paul Ryan Tax Cut Showcase Upstaged by Trump Tariff Announcement Said Wang Yi, China's Foreign Minister. Experts say oil country tubular goods (OCTG) will be affected most by the new duties, as these products are specially designed for oil and gas drilling in extreme environments and are heavily dependent on the US market. [Full Article...]

Gov. Murphy slams JCP&L storm response as 'embarrassing and unacceptable'

Gov. Murphy slams JCP&L storm response as 'embarrassing and unacceptable' Murphy called JCP&L's timeline "embarrassing and unacceptable". JCP&L serves an estimated 1.1 million customers in central and northern New Jersey, including Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon , Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. [Full Article...]

Trump fields calls with foreign leaders amid tariff decision

Trump fields calls with foreign leaders amid tariff decision The Trump Administration has voiced concern that third-party countries exploit NAFTA by using the US' free trade neighbors as transshipment points to the American marketplace in order to stealthily evade whatever restrictions Washington might have implemented in their bilateral trade relations, which is one of the reasons why the USA is renegotiating the agreement in order to fix these backdoor lo... [Full Article...]

O'Connell Street At Standstill For Pro Life Rally

O'Connell Street At Standstill For Pro Life Rally The rally attracted people from all over the country and some from overseas. The "Save the Eighth" campaign-referring to the Eighth Amendment-estimated some 60,000 people would turn out in the capital to rally against liberalizing the law, according to broadcaster RTE. [Full Article...]

European Union seeks clarity on whether it will be hit by U.S. tariffs

European Union seeks clarity on whether it will be hit by U.S. tariffs Canada's Liberal government also had sprung into action to defend NAFTA and cross-border steel and aluminum trade once it became clear last week that Trump was serious about imposing tariffs. Yesterday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called on Trump to drop plans for the new tariffs. The Trudeau government has been lobbying aggressively for Canada to be excluded from the tariffs, but there ha... [Full Article...]

Trump tariffs: U.S. chided over duties on steel and aluminium imports

Trump tariffs: U.S. chided over duties on steel and aluminium imports Mr Trump says the USA has suffered from "unfair trade" and that the tariffs will boost U.S. industry. Trump said the "reciprocal tax" programme would ensure "fair trade deals" for the US. "We can not allow this to happen as it has for many years!" the president also tweeted on Wednesday. Under the 1962 law authorising trade barriers to protect national security, the tariffs are to take effec... [Full Article...]

Lewandowski hat trick powers Bayern to rout over Hamburg

Lewandowski hat trick powers Bayern to rout over Hamburg The victory puts Bayern 20 points clear with 24 left to play for and the champions could have the title wrapped up before the end of March. He'll be looking to change this with Bayern on the verge of progressing through to the quarter finals being 5-0 up against Besiktas heading into the second leg of their Round of 16 tie. [Full Article...]

Trump Optimistic on NAFTA After Canada, Mexico Dodge Metals Tariffs

Trump Optimistic on NAFTA After Canada, Mexico Dodge Metals Tariffs But, whether this is true depends on whom you ask. "So obviously we're on edge". The tariffs could reduce US growth by as much as 0.2 percentage point this year, and further risk lies in how trading partners respond, Barclays Plc economists said. [Full Article...]

Trump presses European Union on trade barriers in tit-for-tat

Trump presses European Union on trade barriers in tit-for-tat Trump pushed back as he visited western Pennsylvania, in the heart of U.S. steel country, where he boasted of his tariffs and denounced low-quality imports. By giving countries a potential sanctuary from tariffs, Trump might have temporarily lowered the temperature. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem rejected Trump's assertion that the tariffs are needed to protect USA national security, esp... [Full Article...]

Nurse Suspended After 5 Newborns Suffer Serious Injuries in Wisconsin NICU

Nurse Suspended After 5 Newborns Suffer Serious Injuries in Wisconsin NICU A spokeswoman said UnityPoint Health-Meriter is cooperating with local, state and federal agencies. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services was so concerned about the hospital's response that it threatened to cancel its Medicare contract with Meriter, the newspaper reported, citing a report from the federal agency. [Full Article...]

Trump stumps for Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania

Trump stumps for Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania The rally at an airport hanger in the Pittsburgh suburbs takes Trump back to familiar political terrain, and it comes after his announcement Thursday to impose new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum meant to please the base that carried him to a surprise victory in 2016. [Full Article...]

Chinese exports surge in February, but trade war concerns remain

BEIJING-China needs to build defensive structures on islands in the South China Sea to display its claim to sovereignty over virtually the entire crucial waterway, a leading Chinese general said Thursday. New Zealand International Business Forum executive director Stephen Jacobi said he did not want to dismiss those impacts but with just $39m of steel and $22m of aluminium exported to the U.... [Full Article...]

EU, Japan press U.S. for steel tariff exemptions

Brussels has gone the furthest in fighting back against Washington's shock measures, loudly announcing a list of United States products to hit with countermeasures if its exports are affected by the tariffs. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that "no one can win in such a race to the bottom" while French President Emmanuel Macron said Trump risked provoking a mutually destructive "trade war... [Full Article...]


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