US government watchdog to review Mar-a-Lago trips, Trump hotel profits

US government watchdog to review Mar-a-Lago trips, Trump hotel profits

Trump's lawyers had said , prior to the president's inauguration, that the company would donate any profits from foreign entities to the U.S. Treasury to avoid conflicts of interest. The GAO is also reportedly going to look into the price tag of the Mar-a-Lago visits. Variations in each trip make it hard to estimate how much it actually costs for Trump to spend weekends in Florida. Read More

PH, China to start maritime row talks in May

PH, China to start maritime row talks in May

China certainly does. It has been building manmade bases over some of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea since 2014, much to the annoyance of other powers in the region-the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Japan all lay claim to parts of the sea, which is a valuable trade passage and fishing ground. Read More

Mark Rutte Defeats Anti-Islamic Candidate Geert Wilders in Dutch Election

Mark Rutte Defeats Anti-Islamic Candidate Geert Wilders in Dutch Election

All top party leaders gathered for the first time since the vote at the centuries-old Dutch parliament Thursday as outgoing health minister Edith Schippers was appointed to start the process of trying to see which parties could work together. Read More

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi remembers Mahatma Gandhi, hails freedom fighters

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi remembers Mahatma Gandhi, hails freedom fighters

This was Modi's first radio address after the Bharatiya Janata Party took power in Uttar Pradesh and three other states. The country would be free from corruption, terrorism, black money and dirt, said the PM. Observing that the Budget recently had announced that there would be 2,500 crore digital transactions this year, he said if 125 crore countrymen resolve, "they need not wait for a year; they can do it within six months". Read More

Severe storms in forecast for Oklahoma much of this week

Severe storms in forecast for Oklahoma much of this week

Mild weather returns Tuesday with a small chance of rain and partly sunny skies on Wednesday . Tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail will all be possible. It will be close enough Thursday morning to spark some isolated storms in Mississippi. We will continue to track the potential of storms closely! In summary, storms tonight will be loud and potentially clunky (hail possible), but the greatest threat will hold off until midday or afternoon on Wednesday . Read More

House speaker blocks 'bathroom bill' from unrelated proposal

A Senate rule stipulating that 26 or more "no" votes means similar language can not be considered again that session, according to some Democrats, meant Bosma's proposal should not have been considered by the Senate panel. He told the committee, "The superintendent must have experience in public schools, and the people of in should have the right to elect this office". Read More

United Nations may use other Yemen ports to ensure food pipeline, avert starvation

United Nations may use other Yemen ports to ensure food pipeline, avert starvation

On Saturday, a Houthi court sentenced Mansour Hadi to death in absentia on treason charges. Alarmed by the rise of a group they believed to be backed militarily by regional Shia power Iran, Saudi Arabia and eight other mostly Sunni Arab states began an air campaign aimed at restoring Mr Hadi's government. Read More

Taiwan lawmakers hope Hong Kongers can choose government leader

There were multiple reports of Beijing lobbying for her and, a few days before the polls, Hong Kong's richest man , Li Ka-shing, made comments seen by many as endorsing her. She received 777 votes among a 1,194-member panel dominated by pro-Beijing politicians and business leaders to become the city's first female leader. Read More

South Korea seeks warrant for ex-President Park Geun-hye's arrest

The statement said Park had denied most of criminal charges despite the collection of multiple evidences. The March 10 ruling made Park South Korea's first democratically elected leader to be forced out of office since democracy replaced dictatorship in the late 1980s. Read More

Rock 'n' roll inventor Chuck Berry's music transcended racial barrier

Rock 'n' roll inventor Chuck Berry's music transcended racial barrier

Goode ", died today in St. Charles County, Mo. Listen to Bob Dylan unfurl his story of paranoia in "Subterranean Homesick Blues" or his old man's boast in "Thunder On the Mountain", or the Rolling Stones' mockery in "Respectable", songs inconceivable without Berry's " Maybellene " and " Too Much Monkey Business " among others. Read More

Netherlands sack coach Danny Blind after latest setback

A disappointing start to World Cup qualifying, which has included a home defeat to France alongside the Bulgaria loss, has left the Dutch in real danger of missing out on a second straight major championship after they failed to qualify for Euro 2016. Read More

Christy Moore sings at the graveside of Martin McGuinness

She took her place a few seats from Bill Clinton, who as USA president had been a key architect of the Good Friday agreement that had pulled Ulster back from the abyss. Clinton said McGuinness played a pivotal role in the IRA's 27-year campaign of violence, led Sinn Fein's negotiating team that shaped the Good Friday peace accord of 1998, became the top Irish Catholic in the region's unity government - and noted the irony of it all. Read More

Former Russian politician shot dead in Ukraine

Former Russian politician shot dead in Ukraine

After his move to Ukraine, Russian investigators filed fraud charges against Voronenkov in connection with his business activities. Ukraine's chief prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko, said Mr Voronenkov was killed shortly before meeting another fugitive Russian legislator, Ilya Ponomaryov. Read More

FAI leads tributes following tragic death of Irish footballer Ryan McBride

FAI leads tributes following tragic death of Irish footballer Ryan McBride

McBride started playing for his hometown club in 2011 and has played alongside current Republic of Ireland and West Brom star James McClean. Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore was also moved by the news, sending his "sincere condolences" to the family and friends of the player. Read More

High-street banks 'exploited by Russian Federation to launder $740m'

High-street banks 'exploited by Russian Federation to launder $740m'

Global money-laundering investigators believe that British banks , including Barclays, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and Coutts, unwittingly helped to move more than $738 million of money linked with an alleged Russian criminal scheme between 2010 and 2014. Read More

Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of intestinal blockage

Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of intestinal blockage

Piggy Bank's shell was cracked, swollen and infected when she was found, leaving her rescuers anxious that she had a tumour. Although the turtle initially appeared to be recovering well, a check-up over the weekend revealed intestinal problems. Read More

BJP-led govt wins Manipur trust vote

But the BJP joined hands with the Naga People's Front (NPF) and National People's Party (NPP), which have four legislators each, as well as an independent and a member each from LJP and Trinamool. The government's priority is to develop infrastructure in the hills. The governor will address the House and the new government will present its first budget tomorrow. Read More

Syria: Government forces retake Damascus - SANA

Syria: Government forces retake Damascus - SANA

According to the Observatory, government forces managed to recapture "70 percent of the territory" overrun by rebels in the capital and were attacking the remaining rebel-held positions between Jobar and the opposition's Qabun district to the north. Read More

White House defends Trump wiretap claim despite Federal Bureau of Investigation finding 'no information'

Now that Trump is President, the comments are coming back to complicate his golf habit. Months ago when the idea of Trump being our president was still a distant possibility, the nominee himself said while sitting next to Governor Chris Christie that he couldn't understand how a president would even leave the White House. Read More

Rise in gas prices since February 15 lowest since 2009

Rise in gas prices since February 15 lowest since 2009

Gas prices slipped a cent or two in some places around the country in the past week, but predictions say that won't last long. According to AAA, the average price of gas jumped 15 cents per gallon between February and March. Michigan's average is now the 13th-highest nationally . But last week, prices around Chattanooga fell once again. While refinery maintenance season and the transition to summer gasoline come closer to completion, lower oil prices are making a dent on GasBuddy's ... Read More

Brexit to be formally triggered on March 29, reports say

Brexit to be formally triggered on March 29, reports say

On Monday, Sir Tim Barrow, Britain's EU representative, notified European Council President Donald Tusk to expect a letter invoking Article 50, the parliamentary procedure triggering the departure process, on March 29. The first major battle is likely to be about money. Dr White said the Bills, dealing with issues such as immigration procedures, would be on top of the Great Repeal Bill, which will incorporate European Union law into British law. Read More

Military action threat as Trump says N Korea 'behaving very badly'

Military action threat as Trump says N Korea 'behaving very badly'

Tillerson's comments toward North Korea don't necessarily mark a real rupture with USA policy - the United States has maintained thousands of troops in South Korea for decades for a reason, after all. The ties worsened even further after a phone call between Trump and the Taiwanese president in December, raising concerns that the new U.S. administration may not honor the one-China policy. Read More

German FM: Turkey 'further away than ever' from joining EU

German FM: Turkey 'further away than ever' from joining EU

Last weekend, just days before the Dutch election, police in Rotterdam used horses and dogs to disperse pro-Erdogan protesters demonstrating against the ban on Turkish ministers. The German minister defended Saturday the banning of rallies, aimed at winning votes from a Turkish diaspora that numbers as many as 1.4 million in Germany alone. Read More

Tensions rise as Syria retaliates against Israeli airstrikes

United States agent's laptop alert Washington A laptop said to have floor plans for Trump Tower, details of... In April 2016, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted for the first time that Israel had attacked dozens of convoys transporting weapons in Syria destined for Lebanon's Hezbollah , which fought a devastating 2006 war with Israel and is now fighting alongside the Damascus regime. Read More

Syrian rebels, families begin leaving Homs district in deal with govt

Syrian rebels, families begin leaving Homs district in deal with govt

Their departure, after intense negotiations, involves the movement of more than 1,500 people to the northeastern region of Aleppo under the supervision of the Red Crescent and the military police of Syria and Russian Federation. But the opposition decries them as a tactic of forcibly displacing people who oppose Mr Assad after years of bombardment and siege. Al-Wair is home to an estimated 75,000 people and has been under siege by government forces since late 2013. Read More

One Pilot Dead, One Injured After Two Planes Crash Into Each Other

One Pilot Dead, One Injured After Two Planes Crash Into Each Other

The pilot of one plane was killed in the crash while the other pilot is reported to be critically injured, according to CBC News . One of the planes crashed into the roof of the Promenades Saint-Bruno mall - about 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) east of Montreal - while the other fell into the parking lot, 20 meters (65.6 feet) from one of the main entrances. Read More

May: 'Now is not the time' for Scottish independence vote

In her keynote speech, May did not refer directly to Sturgeon, but she did launch an attack on the SNP. It is a union between all of our citizens, whoever we are and wherever we're from. The stronger, fairer country we want won't just emerge. She was still keen to "work our way through" her disagreements with May, she said, arguing that they both agreed the referendum should not be held now. Read More

Adrian Gonzalez is still fuming about the World Baseball Classic

Adrian Gonzalez is still fuming about the World Baseball Classic

Mexico , Venezuela and Italy all finished 1-2 in Pool D play (which Puerto Rico won with a 3-0 record), necessitating a tiebreaker between two of those teams to determine who would advance to the second round. Venezuela then leveled in the top of the sixth inning with Ender Inciarte singling to right field. Tweets were sent out from the World Baseball Classic official Twitter account saying that Venezuela would actually be the one facing Italy in the tiebreaker game. Read More

Prime Minister meets with Theresa May at Westminster Abbey

After weeks of bitter wrangling in both Houses, the British Government comfortably fought off two Liberal Democrat bids to again amend the Brexit Bill in the Lords. The 27 other members of the European Union have pinpointed a meeting of government ministers in Luxembourg on June 20 as the moment to authorize the opening of two years of talks, two European Union officials said on condition of anonymity. Read More

Congress couldn't get numbers, can't cry foul now, says BJP

Congress couldn't get numbers, can't cry foul now, says BJP

Meanwhile, BJP and Congress welcomed the Supreme Court order expressing confidence in proving their majority during the floor test. While ordering floor test, the bench noted the submissions of Goa CLP leader Chandrakant Kavlekar's counsel and senior advocate Abhishek Mani Singhvi who assailed the Governor's determination to invite Parrikar to form the government by "seriously disputing" the factual position and terming it as a "misrepresentation of fact". Read More