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People Kremlin furious after Britain links Putin to ex-spy attack
Author: 0 Kremlin furious after Britain links Putin to ex-spy attack

Speaking to media during a visit to Uxbridge today, Johnson said the UK Government believes it is "overwhelmingly likely" that the Russian president himself ordered the assassination attempt on the Skripals, which left them both critical in hospital.

People Severe weather, high fire danger possible this weekend
Author: 0 Severe weather, high fire danger possible this weekend

The threat though is at the lowest level with just a "Marginal" risk across the area. The limiting factor for storm development Friday afternoon is an expected "cap" of warm air a few thousand feet up that may not allow thunderstorms to get going.

Author: 0 North Korea's top diplomat meets Swedish leaders

The country has had diplomatic relations with Pyongyang since 1973 and provides support for American interests there. "So the key actors are obviously the two countries, South and North Korea, as well as the United States and other big countries ..." North Korea's foreign minister held talks with Swedish officials on Friday amid reports the Scandinavian nation could help pave the way for a proposed summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

People At least 2 killed in car-ramming attack in West Bank
Author: 0 At least 2 killed in car-ramming attack in West Bank

In addition, two people were seriously injured. The suspect fled from the scene but was later detained. Two IDF soldiers were lightly injured by stones thrown by protesters, one soldier was hurt near Tul Karem and evacuated to Meir hospital in Kfar Saba, another soldier was injured near the Yitzhar settlement near Nablus.

People Buhari Orders MDAs to Defend Budget at NASS
Author: 0 Buhari Orders MDAs to Defend Budget at NASS

Those who attended the meeting from the executive arm include Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina; the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu; as well as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang.

People California Senate appoints first undocumented immigrant to state post
Author: 0 California Senate appoints first undocumented immigrant to state post

In a statement, De León praised Mateo, stating that while President Donald Trump "fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities". Trump has continued to criticize and condemn California's immigration laws that, according to him, contradict federal law. Before joining the Legislature de León taught citizenship courses to immigrants and led opposition to 1994's Proposition 187, a voter-approved statewide initiative that denied government services to undocumented ...

People US Sanctions Russians for Election Meddling, Joins Condemnation of Nerve Agent Attack
Author: 0 US Sanctions Russians for Election Meddling, Joins Condemnation of Nerve Agent Attack

The announcement follows a lengthy delay that had caused anger on Capitol Hill and raised questions about Trump's willingness to confront Moscow . Three of the newly sanctioned companies and 13 of the individuals named by Mnuchin are the target of an indictment filed March 2 by special counsel Robert Mueller , who is leading an independent probe of alleged Russian election meddling, including possible ties with Trump's campaign.

People U.S. hits Russia's top spy agencies with sanctions for election meddling
Author: 0 U.S. hits Russia's top spy agencies with sanctions for election meddling

Known as " Putin's chef", Prigozhin was indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller earlier this year for his involvement with the Russian troll farm. The sanctions also affect the Russian Federal Security Service, or FSB, and six of its employees for cyberattacks more broadly, including those targeting Russian journalists, opposition figures, foreign politicians and US officials.

People Russian Lawmaker: US Had Access To Nerve Agent
Author: 0 Russian Lawmaker: US Had Access To Nerve Agent

According to the Associated Press, Russian chemical weapons expert Igor Nikulun claimed all of Russia's Novichok agents were destroyed by the USA during the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program in the 1990s and that much of the equipment for producing the agents was brought back to the US.

Author: 0 Russia will 'of course' expel British diplomats after UK move: Lavrov

The apparent transatlantic willingness to square up to Moscow was bolstered by the announcement from Washington that it had placed sanctions on 19 Russians and five organisations, among them Russia's intelligence services, for meddling in the 2016 presidential election and a two-year campaign of cyber attacks on the American power network, including nuclear facilities.

People US House passes school safety bill
Author: 0 US House passes school safety bill

Representative Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, told reporters the House is insisting on negotiations with the Senate in an effort to add roughly 30 measures to the first rewrite of the 2010 Dodd Frank financial reform law.

People ASEAN leaders, Australia to discuss South China Sea dispute
Author: 0 ASEAN leaders, Australia to discuss South China Sea dispute

Cambodia has shifted towards authoritarianism following last year's ban on the main opposition party, the arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha and forced closure of an English-language newspaper. "We are certainly going to raise our concerns with the Cambodian delegation", Ms Bishop told ABC Radio today. Myanmar's State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi will also attend the summit and is expected to have bilateral meetings with Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull.

People New Banksy Mural in New York Protests Turkish Artist's Imprisonment
Author: 0 New Banksy Mural in New York Protests Turkish Artist's Imprisonment

Banksy said in a statement to the Times , "I really feel for her". A small drawing of Doğan herself appears in the mural, peering out from behind one set of tally marks, which double as cell bars. The award is named for Metin Göktepe, a journalist tortured and murdered in the custody of the Turkish police in 1996. Despite Dogan's arguments that her painting was a reflection of her work as a journalist, she was charged with being tied to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

People Russian Federation responsible for attack on ex-spy: May
Author: 0 Russian Federation responsible for attack on ex-spy: May

Asked by a Reuters reporter, at a summit on Syria in the Kazakh capital, if Russian Federation planned to expel British diplomats, Lavrov replied: "We will, of course". Police said 21 people received medical attention. The Lieutenant General elaborated that Skripal had already passed all sensitive information he had known to the UK's intelligence and was no longer a threat to Moscow, therefore Rooda excluded the version of a Russia-sponsored attack on him, saying that the incident was ...

People 'Vital warnings were missed', say family after Egyptian student's death
Author: 0 'Vital warnings were missed', say family after Egyptian student's death

Nottinghamshire Police have asked people not to post comments on social media suggesting that the incident was motivated by hate, calling it an "active ongoing investigation", adding "legal proceedings are active". Recently, the ministry said that the local police authorities in the city of Nottingham arrested one of the suspects. Some, who were as young as 15, filmed the incident.

People Louise Slaughter, New York congresswoman, dead at 88
Author: 0 Louise Slaughter, New York congresswoman, dead at 88

Before she served in Congress, Slaughter served in the New York State Assembly from 1982 to 1986 and in the Monroe County Legislature between 1976 and 1979. Pelosi said that Slaughter "used her leadership position to fight for women and working families". She moved to Rochester, New York, in the 1950s and began her political career there.

People Narendra Modi in Manipur, Inaugurates the 105th Indian Science Congress
Author: 0 Narendra Modi in Manipur, Inaugurates the 105th Indian Science Congress

Laying the foundation stones for several projects, including the National Sports University at the Luwangshangpham Cricket Ground near here, Modi said the talented youths of Manipur would benefit from all this. Prime Minister also said that the country would check the brain drain of its scientists. # 11:05 AM: We have set a target of 100 GW of installed solar power by 2022.

People Russia To Expand 'Black List' Of Americans In Response To Sanctions
Author: 0 Russia To Expand 'Black List' Of Americans In Response To Sanctions

They have been critically ill in hospital since they were found on March 4. In a strongly worded statement to the House of Commons, May said the "military grade" nerve agent used in the attack had been identified as Novichok, a substance developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970s.

People Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa Trump Calling it Quits
Author: 0 Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa Trump Calling it Quits

Page Six initially reported that sources close to the Trumps confirmed the couple was not legally separated, but that they also have not now been living together either, and that divorce seemed imminent. In a joint statement, the couple said they had made a decision to go their separate ways, adding that they " will always have tremendous respect for each other " and their families.

People Five things making headlines in South Africa today
Author: 0 Five things making headlines in South Africa today

The infection which can hit the blood system and brain has killed 180 people in South Africa since January a year ago. The patient's blood samples were sent from Windhoek to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) in Johannesburg for testing, after which it was confirmed that the Namibian male patient contracted listeriosis , said Motsoaledi.

Author: 0 Russian diplomats are ousted from the United Kingdom

The tensions threaten to overshadow Putin's expected re-election Sunday for another six-year term. We should also ask what bad may result from inaction. Asked by a Reuters reporter, at a summit on Syria in the Kazakh capital, if Russian Federation planned to expel British diplomats, Lavrov replied: "We will, of course".

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