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People China is increasing its military spending by almost 10%
Author: 0 China is increasing its military spending by almost 10%

China has also slashed its budget deficit target for the first time since 2012, an indication that the country is being more careful with its fiscal spending. The 8.1% increase is higher than last years announcement, when China upped military spending by 7% over the previous year. With worries about potential disputes with the United States in the region, China's military had mounted what defence sources and diplomats viewed as a lobbying campaign for more spending.

People Kenya Sevens finish seventh in Vegas
Author: 0 Kenya Sevens finish seventh in Vegas

In other quarterfinals Saturday, Jerry Tuwai scored the winning try almost two minutes after the final siren to give Olympic champions Fiji a 14-10 win over New Zealand. "So many emotions going through my head right now". The Blitzboks came up short once again in the Bronze Final as Fiji won by just four points, with the final score being 26-22.

People China slams Trump's move to impose tariffs
Author: 0 China slams Trump's move to impose tariffs

The 2018 defence budget will be 1.11 trillion yuan, according to a report issued at the opening of China's annual meeting of parliament. In addition to removing term limits, the legislature is set to change the body of the constitution to legally recognise the Communist Party's leadership over the nation, an idea previously only mentioned in the preamble.

People What is a customs union?
Author: 0 What is a customs union?

Mr Johnson said the CBI business lobby group and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn were "wrong" to back a customs union with Brussels, as it would leave Britain a "colony" of the EU in a situation that would be the "worst of all worlds". Labour has declared that Britain should join a customs union and remain in the single market , once Brexit takes hold. It is widely agreed that the obvious solution is to stay in the customs union .

People Opioid Summit: Trump advocates death penalty for drug dealers
Author: 0 Opioid Summit: Trump advocates death penalty for drug dealers

Trump also held out the possibility of initiating federal lawsuits against opioid makers and distributors. Controversial president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte rose to power in part due to his hardline stance on drugs; he has said in the past that he gunned down some of his city's drug dealers personally.

Author: 0 Budget session of Parliament: Opposition set to corner govt on bank scams

Anand Sharma, deputy leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha issued an adjournment motion over the issue."We will demand answers from the government on the bank fraud scam". Sources said that while the financial sector and banking scams would dominate the proceedings in both Houses, issues related to crime against Dalits and women, farmers, the economy and unemployment would also be raised by the opposition benches.

People Americans Warned As Security Threat Prompts Closure Of US Embassy In Turkey
Author: 0 Americans Warned As Security Threat Prompts Closure Of US Embassy In Turkey

Visa interviews and other routine services will be cancelled on Monday with only emergency services being provided. The United States Embassy in Ankara, Turkey has announced it will not open on Monday. Washington has about 2,000 troops in Syria as part of the US -led coalition fighting against ISIS. Erdogan urged Washington to extradite him, but his request was refused.

People Cardinal's lawyer criticises police as hearing begins in Melbourne — George Pell
Author: 0 Cardinal's lawyer criticises police as hearing begins in Melbourne — George Pell

Pell, in a beige jacket and carrying a black bag, arrived by auto and was escorted by dozens of police as he made his way up the steps and into the Melbourne magistrates court without saying anything. Authorities described the accusations as historical, but did not give further details. (AAP) Journalists from local and global outlets have reserved seats at Cardinal George Pell's pre-trial hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Monday, March 5.

People AIPAC: Guatemalan President Announces He'll Move Embassy to Jerusalem in May
Author: 0 AIPAC: Guatemalan President Announces He'll Move Embassy to Jerusalem in May

Trump broke with decades of United States policy in December by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and declaring he would move the country's embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday thanked Morales for his support on the Jerusalem question. Guatemala, along with a handful of countries, maintained a diplomatic mission in Jerusalem before 1980, but relocated it that year after the UN Security Council passed a ...

People Merkel set for fourth term with SPD grand coalition
Author: 0 Merkel set for fourth term with SPD grand coalition

German lawmakers are expected to re-elect Merkel as chancellor on March 14. Merkel's conservatives - her Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) allies - and the SPD are both still bruised after suffering from the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in last year's election.

People Putin: Russia will never extradite its citizens to US
Author: 0 Putin: Russia will never extradite its citizens to US

In an indictment released in February, US special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department called out the Internet Research Agency, a group linked to Russian propaganda efforts across social media. Russian Federation has completed the tests of small-sized nuclear power units for cruise missiles and autonomous underwater vehicles, a military-diplomatic source said.

People China says to 'take necessary measures' if U.S. harms trade
Author: 0 China says to 'take necessary measures' if U.S. harms trade

Trade tensions between the world's two largest economies have risen since Trump took office in 2017, and although China only accounts for a small fraction of U.S. Removing presidential term limits in the state constitution is about protecting the authority of the ruling Communist Party with President Xi Jinping at its centre, a Chinese government spokesman said on Sunday.

People Eight weeks to fix PNG LNG quake damage
Author: 0 Eight weeks to fix PNG LNG quake damage

The quake has been felt on global natural gas markets, with ExxonMobil Corp declaring force majeure on exports from Papua New Guinea, according to an industry source, pushing Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices 5 percent higher. No official government death toll has been released. Emergency deliveries have been hampered due to landslides, damaged roads, collapsed buildings and the remote location of the area.

People Barnaby Joyce says Vikki Campion's baby paternity is a 'grey area'
Author: 0 Barnaby Joyce says Vikki Campion's baby paternity is a 'grey area'

He said that includes an upcoming appearance by Daily Telegraph journalist Sharri Markson on the ABC's Q&A program on Monday night. Fairfax Media claims to have seen an email directed to Mr Joyce from the paper inquiring, "Is Mr Joyce the father of the baby and when is the baby due?" She said she addressed the same question to Ms Campion and received no response.

People Didi called me over People's Front: KCR
Author: 0 Didi called me over People's Front: KCR

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemanth Soren also extended his support to Chandrashekhar Rao. The Hyderabad MP said Sunday that the statement by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief would have a far reaching impact on national politics.

People Dutch record holder Sneijder quits as global
Author: 0 Dutch record holder Sneijder quits as global

Wesley Sneijder has retired from Netherlands duty, the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) has announced. Sneijder admits the continuation of his global career was in doubt after he switched to Qatar for club football. "But I want to build a new team and therefore have to make choices", Koeman said in the statement. After its final spot at the 2010 World Cup, the Netherlands reached the semifinals four years later in Brazil but since then has failed to qualify for the 2016 European ...

People Gun salute welcomes President Tran Dai Quang in New Delhi
Author: 0 Gun salute welcomes President Tran Dai Quang in New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang at Hyderabad House in New Delhi . One of them was Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The objective of the MoU on economic and trade cooperation is to establish a framework for trade and economic relations between the two sides. "Việt Nam always keeps in mind the precious assistance that the Indian people, including the Indian National Congress, gave to its struggle for national liberation in the past and national ...

People BJP used money, muscle power to win Tripura, says Yechury
Author: 0 BJP used money, muscle power to win Tripura, says Yechury

We were successful in Nagaland as well. The Left parties, which ruled Bengal and Tripura, were also "weak", Achutanandan, who supported the party general secretary Sitaram Yechury's line of having an understanding with the Congress to fight the BJP, said.

People Residents cautioned to stay home as storm batters Nassau County
Author: 0 Residents cautioned to stay home as storm batters Nassau County

MacDonald was the first MA resident confirmed dead in the storm and the third in New England. "Take this storm seriously!" The storm morphed into a " bomb cyclone " late Friday morning when it underwent so-called bombogenesis, signalled by an extreme drop in atmospheric pressure.

People West Virginia Teacher Strike Still On After Senate Cuts Promised Raise
Author: 0 West Virginia Teacher Strike Still On After Senate Cuts Promised Raise

Saturday night's Senate vote ran into a snafu after the Finance Committee was prepared to pass the 4 percent raise. Approving a 4 percent raise, instead of the 5 percent hike, will save the state $17 million, Boso said. Charles Trump, a Berkeley Springs Republican. As the teachers strike in West Virginia enters its second week, educators in Oklahoma are considering walking out on the job, too.

People Mirror falls in Georgia shoe store, killing toddler
Author: 0 Mirror falls in Georgia shoe store, killing toddler

He told WSB-TV's Lauren Pozen that Siddique was with her mother when an unsecured mirror somehow fell on her. Latisha Culpatrick - who works next to the Riverdale Payless ShoeSource store where Ifrah was struck - told how she heard a woman screaming for help that evening.

Author: 0 NAGALAND: Rio meets Governor, stake claim for Govt formation

Asked whether the BJP and NDPP will be in a position to form the next government without the help of party's erstwhile ally Naga Peoples Front ( NPF ), which won in 17 seats and was likely to win eight others, Rijiju said, "The NPF has already passed a resolution on alliance with the BJP".

People Coventry Man Among Three Charged Over Leicester Explosion
Author: 0 Coventry Man Among Three Charged Over Leicester Explosion

The five died when a blast ripped through a Polish convenience store and a home last Sunday, turning the building into rubble. Three men have been charged with manslaughter and arson with intent to endanger life. Five people were also taken to hospital after the explosion, one of whom suffered critical injuries. The victims have been named as Mary Rajoobeer, 46, and her two sons Shane, 18, and Sean, 17.

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