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State Department Cautions Travelers Visiting Playa Del Carmen

State Department Cautions Travelers Visiting Playa Del Carmen A State Department official did not elaborate on what the threat was. She assured the department would provide "important updates when information becomes available" but personnel must keep away "until further notice". More than 20 people, including foreign travelers, were injured . Travelers should contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate if they need assistance. [Full Article...]

Gender Ministry Announces 2018 International Women's Day Celebration

Gender Ministry Announces 2018 International Women's Day Celebration The Monster Salary Index from 2017 indicated that the current gender pay gap stands at 20 percent. But serious obstacles remain if we are to address the historic power imbalances that underpin discrimination and exploitation. The initiative - known as Clare's Law after Clare Wood who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2009 - allows police to disclose information on request concerning a partner'... [Full Article...]

Trump, Swedish PM clash over looming metals tariffs

Trump, Swedish PM clash over looming metals tariffs Trump's proposal has raised alarm about a potential trade war that could negatively impact American industry and jobs. It's a fraction of what it once was. "For me, it is crucially important that we have this free trade", he said. Trump said his administration is conducting a deep study and will have strong suggestions on protecting the midterms and beyond. [Full Article...]

Notification out for Rajya Sabha polls for 3 seats in Odisha

Notification out for Rajya Sabha polls for 3 seats in Odisha She had said the SP would support the BSP candidate in the Rajya Sabha election while the BSP will back the SP in the forthcoming Vidhan Parishad biennial poll. Under such a scenario, the BJP with a considerable chunk of surplus votes, may spoil the opposition's game plan by fielding its ninth candidate and bringing the Opposition to a test. [Full Article...]

Former Oakland Raider Aldon Smith surrenders after domestic violence report

Former Oakland Raider Aldon Smith surrenders after domestic violence report Aldon Smith's fiancee says she's the alleged victim in a domestic violence incident. The troubled linebacker has been arrested several times on charges including drunken driving, vandalism and illegal possession of assault rifles since the San Francisco 49ers selected him in the first round of the 2011 National Football League draft. [Full Article...]

Trump says U.S. will `counteract´ any Russian meddling in 2018 elections

Trump says U.S. will `counteract´ any Russian meddling in 2018 elections His remarks come after President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE vowed to crack down on efforts by the Kremlin to interfere in the midterms during a press conference earlier in the day. [Full Article...]

France to set the legal age for sexual consent at 15

France to set the legal age for sexual consent at 15 In France, current laws criminalize sex with children under the age of 15 but prosecutors must prove that the sexual act was forced. However, this will change alongside the bill that is being proposed. Last year, a 30-year-old man escaped rape charges after a court found that his 11-year-old victim had not been subjected to "constraint, threat, violence or surprise" ( The Guardian ). [Full Article...]

Europe must pressure USA to comply with Iran nuclear deal: Zarif

Europe must pressure USA to comply with Iran nuclear deal: Zarif Le Drian faced immediate pushback over French concerns about Iran's ballistic missiles, starting with Iranian students waving signs at Iran's Mehrabad International Airport protesting his comments. " There are ballistic programs of missiles that can reach several thousand kilometers, which are not compatible with UN Security Council resolutions and exceed the sole need of defending Iran's borders... [Full Article...]

West Virginia governor signs bill to give striking teachers pay

West Virginia governor signs bill to give striking teachers pay The Senate ended up passing the measure 34-0. Justice later dropped the proposal and indicated he would sign it if it were to reach his desk. In the predominately rural state of West Virginia, where average teacher pay ranks 48th nationwide, teacher vacancies have increased significantly, from about 400 in 2015 to more than 700 today, with projections of 1,000-plus in coming years. [Full Article...]

Trump Name and Officials Dropped from Panama Hotel

Trump Name and Officials Dropped from Panama Hotel The owners on Monday were escorted into their hotel by police and a Panamanian judicial official, and Trump Organization security officials left the property on the same day, the AP reported . And as the final humiliation, Fintiklis ordered Trump's name to be ripped off from the outside of the hotel - check out ABC News' video footage of Trump's name being torn down below. [Full Article...]

Coalition deal in Germany to go ahead

Coalition deal in Germany to go ahead Germany's SPD party will join another "grand coalition" clearing the way for Chancellor Angela Merkel to form a new government to be sworn in next Wednesday nearly six months after the elections. Merkel was weakened by her 2015 decision to welcome hundreds of thousands of people seeking asylum, which helped fuel the rise of a far-right party that stole conservative voters. [Full Article...]

CAUGHT: CMU student wanted for fatal shooting of parents arrested

CAUGHT: CMU student wanted for fatal shooting of parents arrested The shooting prompted officials to put the campus on lockdown as police searched for a 19-year-old suspect described as armed and unsafe, officials said . An Illinois legislator whose district includes Bellwood, Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, D-Hillside, said in a Tweet Friday afternoon: "My sincerest condolences go out to the family of Bellwood Police Officer James Davis Sr. [Full Article...]

Frankie Edgar breaks silence following UFC 222 loss

Frankie Edgar breaks silence following UFC 222 loss Following a third win in eight months, the future is bright for Ortega. Unlike Rodriguez, however, Ortega has reached this point by knocking off an increasingly more accomplished and talented collection of fighters. Justino will be bringing her niece from Brazil to Florida, where she lives and said she wants to give the 12-year-old a little time to get settled in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Killed in Attack on French Embassy, Army HQ in Burkina Faso

Killed in Attack on French Embassy, Army HQ in Burkina Faso The G5 Sahel is a coalition of Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, Mauritania and Chad, of which the main goal is fighting terrorist groups in the region. French government sources said there had been no French casualties and described the situation in Ouagadougou as " under control ". [Full Article...]

United States aircraft carrier in Vietnam for historic visit aimed at Beijing

United States aircraft carrier in Vietnam for historic visit aimed at Beijing Around 5,500 sailors will set foot on vietnamese soil in the first visit by an American aircraft carrier since the v\Vietnam war. Analysts say the visit by the 95,000-ton carrier to Vietnam is a clear shot at Beijing, created to counter China's aggressive island building and militarization in the South China Sea. [Full Article...]

BJP usurped power through proxy in Meghalaya: Rahul Gandhi

BJP usurped power through proxy in Meghalaya: Rahul Gandhi The Congress bagged 21 seats in the 60-member Assembly, eight less than the last elections. The NDA already controls Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. "The BJP's victory in Tripura was the sabotage of democracy". The saffron splash in Northeast swept the red bastion of Tripura , apart from putting BJP in place to stitch non-Congress governments in Nagaland and Meghalaya. [Full Article...]

Fire Threat Is Extreme On Monday Due To High Winds

Fire Threat Is Extreme On Monday Due To High Winds Wind: NW 10-20; gusty. Southeast wind 5 to 7 miles per hour becoming light and variable. The weather service issued a winter storm watch from late Tuesday night until 6 a.m. North wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. While timing and the change from rain to snow is what we have the best handle on right now, areas of lower confidence are in how much preci... [Full Article...]

China says it does not want a trade war with the US

China says it does not want a trade war with the US While responding to Trump's declaration, spokesman for the National People's Congress , Zhang Yesui said China does not want a trade war with the United States, but insist if the U.S. However, many countries including India suspect that China has geostrategic designs behind the project, which Beijing calls purely an economic one. [Full Article...]

Saudi crown prince meets Egypt's Sisi on first public trip

The countries signed agreements to "activate" a 60 billion Saudi riyal ($16 billion) investment fund they agreed to set up in 2016, and another deal on environmental protection, at a short televised ceremony attended by the two leaders. Egypt's top court dismissed all outstanding legal challenges to a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, a day before a visit by its crown prince... [Full Article...]

Action must be taken on gun control, NOW

Action must be taken on gun control, NOW President Donald Trump hit a nerve with gun-rights enthusiasts this week after suggesting firearms should be confiscated from potentially risky people without a court's approval, remarks that raised concerns among conservatives about his respect for the concept of due process. [Full Article...]


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