• President Trump signs order barring Venezuela's cryptocurrency
President Trump signs order barring Venezuela's cryptocurrency

Trump described the February launch of the Petro cryptocurrency as an "attempt to circumvent U.S. sanctions", according to a White House statement announcing the order. The statement goes on to note that Venezuela's launch of " El Petro " - a "revolutionary economic mechanism...backed by more than 5 billion barrels of oil" - had been meant to "...

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  • March Madness: Defending champs UNC bows out
March Madness: Defending champs UNC bows out

Against Providence, A&M had to hold off the Friars late surge and it looked like the same might happen against North Carolina. Davis got loose for three baskets inside as the Aggies asserted themselves in the paint, while UNC started missing shot after shot.

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  • Boy shoots sister after fight over video game controller
Boy shoots sister after fight over video game controller

The young teen was rushed to Le Bonheur's Children's Hospital , though she died from her injuries on Sunday evening. Such cases of deaths bring to a focus the dangers that have accompanied a liberal American society which has offered firearm privileges to its citizens.

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  • McCain: Trump insulted Russians by congratulating Putin on re-election
McCain: Trump insulted Russians by congratulating Putin on re-election

This is Putin's fourth six-year term, which makes him the longest-serving ruler of Russian Federation. Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain chastised Trump for the congratulatory call. The president said he and Mr. Putin would also discuss tensions in Ukraine, Syria and North Korea, among other issues. Putin has accused the USA of triggering a ne...

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  • Vladimir Putin Wins 4th Presidential Term
Vladimir Putin Wins 4th Presidential Term

Russia is now at odds with the West over Syria and Ukraine; allegations of cyberattacks and meddling in foreign elections; and the poisoning in Britain of a former Russian spy and his daughter. "But the answer was easy. if I want to keep working, I vote ", he said. Link said that although a significant number of people turned out to vote , r...

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  • Putin re-elected as Russia's leader
Putin re-elected as Russia's leader

Vladimir Putin ran for office against millionaire communist Pavel Grudinin , who received about 12%, Ksenia Sobchak , a former reality TV host, and veteran nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky who got less than 2% and about 6% respectively.

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  • Ronaldo versus Messi: Scoring race heats up in Spain
Ronaldo versus Messi: Scoring race heats up in Spain

Valencia are fourth while Villarreal climbed above Sevilla into fifth after Vincenzo Montella's side were beaten 2-1 at Leganes. His first arrived in the 11th minute, a clinical left-footed finish from Toni Kroos' ball, but Girona pegged the champions back shortly before the half-hour as Cristhian Stuani headed home from a free-kick.

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  • John Oliver Talks Mike Pence, Writes Competing Children's Book About His Rabbit
John Oliver Talks Mike Pence, Writes Competing Children's Book About His Rabbit

The Oliver-produced book, written by one of his show's writers, was released Sunday and announced on his program Sunday night. "In fact, while his is out tomorrow, ours is being released right now". "This story is about me, because I'm very, very fun", an excerpt of the spoof Bundo book reads alongside a watercolor picture of the rabbit, clad in ...

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  • Aung San Suu Kyi cancels rare public appearance in Australia
Aung San Suu Kyi cancels rare public appearance in Australia

Ms San Suu Kyi is in Australia for the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit and a series of other meetings. Lawyers in Australia have filed a private prosecution against Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi , over her country's treatment of mostly Muslim Rohingya.

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  • NCAA Tournament takes teams on wild March Madness ride
NCAA Tournament takes teams on wild March Madness ride

The Aggies pulled away with a 29-8 stretch to end the first half and led 42-28 into halftime. MI won despite shooting just 35.6 percent from the field and enduring long offensive lulls in the second half. "When they had certain lineups in the game, we played man", commented coach Billy Kennedy , "Fortunately I think we rattled their confidence b...

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  • No confidence motion against NDA govt: KCR meets Mamata Banerjee
No confidence motion against NDA govt: KCR meets Mamata Banerjee

An interesting discussion is taking place in the TRS circles on the name to be given to the proposed front. Krishna Saagar Rao, BJP spokesperson, who ruled out Congress allegations of a "covert" understanding with his party, said, "The Congress is making baseless allegations...

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  • Hundreds of Thousands Flee From Syria's Afrin Within 3 Days
Hundreds of Thousands Flee From Syria's Afrin Within 3 Days

The military tweeted aerial footage and photographs of the town's general hospital it said were from Saturday morning, showing it was intact. Lailawa Abdullah said in a statement Sunday that the campaign against IS in northeastern Deir el-Zour province has been halted because fighters from the U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have pulled out...

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  • China protests USA move to promote Taiwan relations
China protests USA move to promote Taiwan relations

The government of Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that the move would severely damage relations between Washington and Beijing . The White House said the bill, which was passed unanimously by Congress, would go into effect on Saturday morning even without the president's signature.

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  • Trump has chose to remove his national security adviser
Trump has chose to remove his national security adviser

Here's maybe a good place to note Kelly also is reported to have joined McMaster in the Trump Tumbril. But he has grown increasingly frustrated with the constant turmoil in the West Wing, believing at times that Trump intentionally fuels the chaos to keep his staff on its toes and his name in media headlines, according to a person familiar with t...

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  • 'Master Legislator' Pelosi Says She's Staying on Top of House Democrats
'Master Legislator' Pelosi Says She's Staying on Top of House Democrats

The former Obama administration official said Pelosi will continue being a very successful fundraiser, but she noted that other Democrats have stepped up on that front. His victory in a congressional district President Donald Trump won by 20 points is signaling to other Democrats that running against Pelosi can be a winning strategy.

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  • Expat Voting Begins in Egypt Presidency Election
Expat Voting Begins in Egypt Presidency Election

The candidates competing in the elections are sittinf President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, represented by the star symbol, and Ghad part head Moussa Mostafa Moussa, represented with the airplane symbol. Sixty million eligible voters will cast their ballots in the election on March 26-28 in Egypt, while expatriates will vote between Friday and March 18 a...

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  • Pakistan dropped out of India's WTO meeting says sources
Pakistan dropped out of India's WTO meeting says sources

Trade ministers of over 50 nations including the US, China and Pakistan were invited by India to discuss issues related to agriculture and services. Sources also said Islamabad would not send High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood back to Delhi until the diplomatic row was resolved.

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  • China's president Xi reappointed with no term limit
China's president Xi reappointed with no term limit

The vote was witnessed by journalists inside central Beijing's Great Hall of the People. Xi, who leads the ruling 90 million-member Communist Party, also was reappointed as head of the government commission that commands the military.

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  • Anna Hazare taunts Kejriwal for apologising to former Punjab minister
Anna Hazare taunts Kejriwal for apologising to former Punjab minister

Kanwar Sandhu in his letter has asked Kejriwal to let the Punjab unit function as a regional party. Mr. Khaira had, at a meeting of MLAs on Friday, said that any meeting about issues pertaining to Punjab should take place in Chandigarh , not in Delhi.

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  • Britain's top diplomat says Russia's Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy's poisoning
Britain's top diplomat says Russia's Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy's poisoning

Accusations have been growing against Moscow over the March 4 attack, in which former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter were targeted by a nerve agent in a British shopping district. "The popularity of this government is going downwards", he said, arguing that Prime Minister Theresa May has been unable to deliver on her pr...

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  • Morocco submit bid to host 2026 World Cup
Morocco submit bid to host 2026 World Cup

In addition to the host candidate cities, the United Bid announced that they have secured more than 150 training facilities including MLS and Liga MX stadiums including others. In this case, Walters hinted that the long-awaited soccer-specific stadium for a reborn version of FC Edmonton owned by Tom Fath to be used for World Cup training and worldw...

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  • United Nations launches $951m appeal for Rohingya refugees
United Nations launches $951m appeal for Rohingya refugees

Provocative images of one-time human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi with a Hitler moustache and banners demanding Cambodia's Hun Sen step down were held by protesters in Sydney Saturday in a rally against Southeast Asian leaders. "Ms Suu Kyi has denied these events have occurred". "It was used to convey public messages but we know that the ultr...

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  • 1 dead, others injured in high school band bush crash
1 dead, others injured in high school band bush crash

Channelview ISD Superintendent Greg Ollis says the district hired two buses from First Class Tours to take a group of band students, chaperones and staff to Disney World for a performance and some fun. A family response center is set up at the City Hope Church in Malbis, Alabama. "I felt hopeless and like I couldn't do anything", said Josh Torres...

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  • England coach desperate to avoid World Cup boycott
England coach desperate to avoid World Cup boycott

Selection-wise, I've talked before about players needing to be playing for their clubs - and playing well - but it's a bit more of a complex scenario in reality. "We have faith in them so to give them experience now is critical". Welbeck has only started eight Premier League games this season, scoring just three goals, but did net twice in A...

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  • Activists call for human rights debate at ASEAN summit
Activists call for human rights debate at ASEAN summit

President Donald) Trump administration as protectionist, it is clear that they take a radically different approach towards trade", Lee was quoted as saying. Human Rights Watch said most Asean governments deny their citizens basic liberties and fundamental freedoms. Hun Sen has reacted aggressively to such criticism, threatening to hunt down and b...

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  • Terrified skiers flung through the air as ski lift malfunctions
Terrified skiers flung through the air as ski lift malfunctions

The exact reason for the ski-lift incident has yet to be found. Multiple tourists visiting the Gudauri resort, located in The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, were riding the ski lift when it suddenly sped up and reversed its direction.

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  • Russian Federation will 'of course' expel British diplomats over nerve toxin attack: Lavrov
Russian Federation will 'of course' expel British diplomats over nerve toxin attack: Lavrov

The Russian diplomates are due to leave London on 20 March, RIA news agency quoted Russia's ambassador to Britain as saying. Separately on Friday, police in London launched a murder investigation into the death this week of a Russian associate of late tycoon Boris Berezovsky, but said nothing at this stage suggested a link to the Skripal case.

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  • Mike Pence Reportedly Asked For A Closed Event With Ireland's PM
Mike Pence Reportedly Asked For A Closed Event With Ireland's PM

Mr Pence said it was an honour to host Mr Varadkar for the first time and said there were "great and productive discussions yesterday" at the White House , adding that under the two leaders the Irish-US relationship would strengthen. "It was something that was very much on his mind", he said. President Trump praised the bond between the two coun...

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  • Rand Paul says he'll oppose Trump's CIA, State Department nominees
Rand Paul says he'll oppose Trump's CIA, State Department nominees

More than a dozen Democrats joined all but one Republican in backing him. Haspel's likely promotion reflects Pompeo's and Trump's sympathetic approach to torture. CBS News reports that Paul's opposition to Haspel's nomination could put her potential confirmation as head of the Central Intelligence Agency in jeopardy if all 49 Democratic Sena...

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  • United Nations gets $100m in new funds for Palestinian aid after U.S. cuts
United Nations gets $100m in new funds for Palestinian aid after U.S. cuts

Donors from over 70 countries around the world vowed to provide up to $100 million in additional funds at the conference. The United Nations has said that a donor conference has produced almost $100 million in new pledges to fund the UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees this year after Washington slashed its aid.

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