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Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili deported to Poland

Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili deported to Poland The State Border Guard Service said he was removed from Ukraine on February 12 because he was in the country illegally . He was permitted into Poland as the spouse of a European Union citizen, the Polish guards said. By 2007, however, he began falling out of favour with many of his foreign backers and local supporters because of his wildly eccentric and often impulsive behaviour. [Full Article...]

Commonwealth considers succession plans with Charles not guaranteed

Commonwealth considers succession plans with Charles not guaranteed However Commonwealth sources told Sputnik that the succession would not be on the agenda of the meeting and that such a matter would fall outside of the group's remit. The source said the meeting was "a high-level group that has been commissioned to review the governing of the Commonwealth , but not so much who is going to succeed the Queen of England". [Full Article...]

The Queen Helps Environment By Banning Single Use Plastic On Royal Estates

The Queen Helps Environment By Banning Single Use Plastic On Royal Estates Takeaway food products from Royal Collection cafes will now have to have biodegradable or compostable packaging. A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace outlined that there is a "strong desire to tackle the issue", when speaking about the Queen's new waste plans. [Full Article...]

Ubisoft is opting for quality over quantity for its big releases

Ubisoft is opting for quality over quantity for its big releases During a recent investor Q&A, Ubisoft chief executive officer Yves Guillemot and chief financial officer Alain Martinez explained that the studio's decision to pour additional development time into its new releases rather than quickly churn out triple-A titles is paying off and allowing the team to create more engaging experiences. [Full Article...]

Markets open higher; Sensex up over 200 points, Nifty above 10500

Markets open higher; Sensex up over 200 points, Nifty above 10500 The broad-based NSE Nifty 50 went up by 81.65 points or 0.78% to 10,536.60. The BSE index surged 294.71 points to close on 34,300.47 while the broader NSE index finished on 10,539.75, gaining 84.80 points. The rupee recovered by 15 paise to 64.25 against the dollar in opening trade today on fresh selling of the USA currency by exporters and banks amid a higher opening in domestic equity markets. [Full Article...]

Sessions Praises 'Anglo-American Heritage Of Law Enforcement'

Sessions Praises 'Anglo-American Heritage Of Law Enforcement' Per usual on Sessions' part, the comment thinly veiled his backwoods idealism on race relations in the U.S. Which, to no surprise, was enough to strike a nerve with Demings, who's black , and who told the Tampa Bay Times that Sessions' remarks were "met with mixed applause in a mostly Anglo crowd of American sheriffs ". [Full Article...]

DC authorities respond after white powder sent to Obama's offices

DC authorities respond after white powder sent to Obama's offices The substance was quickly cleared from the building and was found to be nonhazardous. He's had the office space since leaving the White House in January 2017. The situation comes one day after a white substance, along with a threatening note, was sent to Donald Trump Jr .'s wife in New York City. Last week, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was delivered a suspicious package with whit... [Full Article...]

Following Modi's invitation, Hassan Rouhani to visit India this week

Following Modi's invitation, Hassan Rouhani to visit India this week Rouhani, who will be reaching Hyderabad directly from Iran on Thursday, will attend various programmes during his two-day stay before proceeding to New Delhi . India and Iran have robust economic and commercial ties covering many sectors though it has traditionally been dominated by Indian import of Iranian crude oil and the country continued to engage with Iran at the time of sanctions. [Full Article...]

IS leader al-Baghdadi suffering from deteriorating health

IS leader al-Baghdadi suffering from deteriorating health The claims were viewed with scepticism by USA intelligence at the time. The assessment seems to have been based on reports from IS detainees and refugees in Syria, although it is not clear who carried out the airstrike in question. Basri described Baghdadi's condition as "severe". "We have information and documents from our sources deep within the body of the terrorist group stating that the... [Full Article...]

Nagaland polls: Walkover for former CM Neiphiu Rio as NPF withdraws candidate

Nagaland polls: Walkover for former CM Neiphiu Rio as NPF withdraws candidate From the total of 256 applicants for the 60 constituency seats in Nagaland, 32 withdrew their papers and 29 were declared invalid, leaving a total of 195 candidates in the running for the February 27 state elections. Speaking on the sidelines of the NDPP election campaign at Chiechama scheduled prior to being declared uncontested, Rio said that greed for power had destroyed everything in Nagalan... [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu Assembly unveils portrait of former CM Jayalalithaa's

Tamil Nadu Assembly unveils portrait of former CM Jayalalithaa's With the DMK , Congress and Indian Union Muslim League boycotting the function, members of the ruling AIADMK , the party founded by Jayalalithaa, occupied the Opposition benches. In spite of the fact that the assembly hall contains portraits of eminent personalities, this one stirred a controversy. "I have used select oils from overseas for this portrait, which is done in such a way that it sh... [Full Article...]

White House says president supports victims of domestic abuse

White House says president supports victims of domestic abuse Some are old and some are new. Wynn "has been accused and has been condemned without any due process", Mulvaney said. And staff secretary Rob Porter stepped down Wednesday after abuse allegations from two ex-wives became public that he too denied. [Full Article...]

ICE to Deport Undocumented Father Whose Son is Battling Leukemia

ICE to Deport Undocumented Father Whose Son is Battling Leukemia After the one-year stay, Berrones will have to file for a renewal. On Thursday, ICE denied an extension to remain in the USA for 30-year-old Jesus Berrones , who lives in Arizona with his pregnant wife and five children. When he again faced deportation in 2016, he was able to get a stay of deportation based on humanitarian factors-Jayden's illness-and was granted a work permit. [Full Article...]

German Social Democrats shake up leadership, focus on govt

German Social Democrats shake up leadership, focus on govt The party's youth wing is pushing the Social Democrats to go into opposition, and leadership questions mired its top officials. Facing growing unrest from within her long-obedient CDU, party chief Merkel chose to defend the coalition deal, which must still be approved in an SPD party vote. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom could make extremist content blocker compulsory

United Kingdom could make extremist content blocker compulsory Rudd is now touring Silicon Valley for a series of meetings with the main communication service providers to discuss tackling terrorist content online. "So we're very keen that the tool is used as widely as possible". "For smaller companies, this could be ideal". The UK's Home Office said it has found a way to automatically detect terrorist content on any online platform. [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania's congressional map drawn, but still not passed

Pennsylvania's congressional map drawn, but still not passed Governor Wolf has until Thursday to approve the map. In submitting the Republican leaders' proposed new map to the state court, the leaders contended that the lines fully respect traditional criteria for such maps, including that the individual district lines are not drawn to odd shapes, that population equality among the districts was preserved, and that the lines divide up far fewer county, c... [Full Article...]

Judge closes courtroom as trial begins for Palestinian teen who slapped soldiers

Judge closes courtroom as trial begins for Palestinian teen who slapped soldiers Ahed Tamimi, who turned 17 in jail last month, arrived on Tuesday morning for the first day of what could be a months-long trial, in what has become a symbolic case in the battle for global public opinion. An Israeli soldier can be seen holding an M-16 assault rifle, without a magazine, on her lap, before it was stolen during an attack on her vehicle, after she and another servicemen accidentall... [Full Article...]

Amazon bought Blink in secret chip deal

Amazon bought Blink in secret chip deal We already know that Google has AI chips - so much so that it gave one away on the front of a magazine a year ago. As eager customers got their hands on Apple's HomePod starting last Friday , one thing is for sure, the smart speaker competition is heating up. [Full Article...]

CPM draft political resolution rules out truck with Congress

CPM draft political resolution rules out truck with Congress The Left had received over 50 per cent of the votes and its mascot and Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has a standing that often rises above the common refrain about lack of employment opportunities, development, and basic issues of drinking water and electricity. [Full Article...]

Philippines to completely ban workers from working in Kuwait

Philippines to completely ban workers from working in Kuwait President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at Kuwait on Monday over reports of Filipino workers suffering abuse and exploitation in the Gulf state, as the Philippines extended a ban on its citizens working in the country. On top of financial aid, OFWs from Kuwait also received grocery items from the Department of Labor and Employment and the DFA. Last Friday Duterte hit out at Kuwait as he brandished ... [Full Article...]


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