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World Media Economic nationalism, volatility threatens modest recovery: OECD
Author: 0 Economic nationalism, volatility threatens modest recovery: OECD

In November, faced with the acceleration of the United Kingdom economy on the back of continued strength in consumer spending, the OECD changed its prediction to 1.2 per cent. The OECD also raised its estimates for several of the world's biggest economies, including the USA and China, but kept its world economic estimate unchanged at 3.3 per cent - just slightly better than last year's rate of 3.0 per cent.

World Media ZTE fined $1.1bn for flouting U.S. sanctions against Iran
Author: 0 ZTE fined $1.1bn for flouting U.S. sanctions against Iran

From 2010 to 2016, ZTE shipped about $32 million worth of USA -developed products to the country, either directly or through a third party, the Justice Department said . "ZTE acknowledges the mistakes it made, takes responsibility for them and remains committed to positive change in the company", said ZTE Chairman and CEO Zhao Xianming, who was promoted to the leadership positions in April 2016 with a promise to tighten the company's export control.

World Media All 100 US Senators Asked Trump To Take Action Against JCC Threats
Author: 0 All 100 US Senators Asked Trump To Take Action Against JCC Threats

All 75 members and staff present were evacuated from the facility shortly before 6 a.m. A bomb threat was also called in to the JCC in Syracuse, New York . "Recent threats targeting Jewish community centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week's shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all of its very ugly forms", Trump said.

World Media Poachers shoot and kill a rhino ... at the zoo
Author: 0 Poachers shoot and kill a rhino ... at the zoo

Vince, a four-year-old white rhinoceros, was found dead on Tuesday morning by his keeper, who was said to be "deeply affected" by the animal's death, according to a Facebook post by the Thoiry Zoo. The rhino was shot three times in the head. The ivory horn is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a range of ailments, including fever and gout .

World Media Eight die in Zambia as food handout turns into stampede
Author: 0 Eight die in Zambia as food handout turns into stampede

Eight people are dead and 28 injured after a stampede during food handouts at a youth centre in Zambia's capital, Lusaka. Police spokeswoman Esther Katongo told the press that six women, one man and one boy were killed when tens of thousands turned up to the event at the Olympic Youth Development Center.

World Media Afghan family detained in LA released but status unclear
Author: 0 Afghan family detained in LA released but status unclear

Lawyers say the mother and father and their three children landed at LAX on Thursday for a connecting flight to Seattle, where they planned to resettle. "The visas require extreme vetting to get", said Talia Inlender, a lawyer with Public Counsel who is part of the family's defence team. "I think you're going to see lots of people profiled and denied entry for these reasons", she said.

World Media US President Trump Calls Israel's PM Netanyahu About Iran
Author: 0 US President Trump Calls Israel's PM Netanyahu About Iran

Two years ago, Israel and Russian Federation agreed to coordinate military actions over Syria in order to avoid accidentally trading fire. The negotiations on the Iranian nuclear issue began in 2004, as Western nations were accusing Tehran of developing a "secret military nuclear program".

World Media Jordan airport ranked among top airports worldwide
Author: 0 Jordan airport ranked among top airports worldwide

Prabhakara Rao, Chief Executive Officer, DIAL."IGIA Master Plan-2016 will further enhance the experience of our passengers and create new benchmark for the aviation community worldwide", he added. Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport warmly welcomes more than 65 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world.

Author: 0 Molly Hilligoss: Women must stand for gender equality

Organizers of the event are also calling on women to wear red Wednesday in solidarity with other women . Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses). But the move has already been called out as a "token gesture" by both political commentators and politicians, who are asking why the ABC is only promoting its female talent one day a year.

Author: 0 Multiple deaths reported in Afghan-Pakistan cross-border firing

Gen. Bajwa also called upon Afghan authorities to devise an effective mechanism of border management on their side to ensure stopping free cross border movement of the terrorists. Pakistan summoned the deputy head of the Afghan embassy in Islamabad to protest against the raid, the Foreign Office said on Monday, urging Afghanistan to crack down on militants operating on its side of the border.

World Media Hollande: 'Brexit was a bad choice at a bad time'
Author: 0 Hollande: 'Brexit was a bad choice at a bad time'

He noted that far-right movements had never been on such a rise in France in the last 30 years. "But France will not give in", he was quoted as saying by the Guardian , one of the five papers granted the interview . Although the Trump administration has said the United Kingdom will be at the front of a queue for a trade deal with the US, Mr Hollande suggested the new President's "America First" foreign policy will make it more hard for Theresa May to secure an agreement.

World Media Turkey's president Erdogan accuses Germany of 'Nazi practices'
Author: 0 Turkey's president Erdogan accuses Germany of 'Nazi practices'

He told German public Television ARD that "Germany can not be outmatched regarding the rule of law, tolerance and liberality". "We see the old illnesses flaring up". Deniz Yucel, who works for Die Welt , is accused of producing terrorist propaganda and undermining the Turkish government. The journalist has been accused personally by Erdogan of being a "German agent" and a member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Author: 0 Gold Star father's Toronto speech cancelled as travel rights are 'reviewed': organizer

Cancelled - Tuesday, March 7 Khizr Kahn talk. The group did not say who informed Khan, or what agency is conducting the assessment. "I have not been given any reason as to why". "You have have sacrificed nothing and no one". Khizr Khan, a Pakistani-American lawyer and Gold Star father, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb.

World Media Somalia: Drought-related hunger, disease kills 110 in two days
Author: 0 Somalia: Drought-related hunger, disease kills 110 in two days

Some 110 people died in southern Somalia on Thursday and Friday as a result of drought, Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has said . About 363,000 acutely malnourished children in Somalia "need urgent treatment and nutrition support, including 71,000 who are severely malnourished", the US Agency for International Development's Famine Early Warning Systems Network has said.

World Media Seoul: North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into ocean
Author: 0 Seoul: North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into ocean

North Korea fired four missiles toward the Sea of Japan on Monday morning (Sunday afternoon in Washington), sparking condemnation from China and USA allies in Asia, and further ratcheting up tensions on the Korean peninsula. Japan also plans to reinforce its ballistic missile defences and is considering buying either Thaad or building a ground-based version of the Aegis system that is now deployed on ships in the Sea of Japan.

World Media Eagles won coin toss, will select 14th overall in NFL Draft
Author: 0 Eagles won coin toss, will select 14th overall in NFL Draft

The Vikings won a coin flip Friday they would have been better off losing. A coin toss on Friday determined that the Eagles will have the 14th pick and the Colts will pick 15th in the first-round. The Eagles have used first-round picks in previous seasons on Carson Wentz (2nd overall), Nelson Agholor (20th), Marcus Smith (26th), Lane Johnson (4th) and Fletcher Cox (12th).

Author: 0 Fillon vows to stay in French presidential race despite growing pressure

Some senior lawmakers in his Republicans party have called for Fillon to be replaced immediately, with polls now suggesting he would be eliminated in the first round of the election on April 23. Older people constituted a large part of the rally, along with parents of young children attracted by Mr Fillon's support for traditional Catholic family values.

World Media Turkey PM Binali Yildirim says call with Merkel 'good and productive'
Author: 0 Turkey PM Binali Yildirim says call with Merkel 'good and productive'

The rally was part of a campaign to get Turks in Germany to vote "yes" in an upcoming referendum on increasing the powers of the president in Turkey. But police said they found nothing suspicious after a search. "They say "You can not hold a rally in a public space.' What do you mean we can not?" "The whole thing of course takes on an enormous dimension for a small town", Pfeiffer said.

World Media Obama spokesperson says Trump's claim on Trump Tower wiretap is false
Author: 0 Obama spokesperson says Trump's claim on Trump Tower wiretap is false

United States president Donald Trump has asked congress to officially investigate claims Barack Obama ordered phone tapping at his campaign headquarters in Trump Tower , New York. Rather than Russian Federation, we're talking about, did President Obama do thus and so", she added. The FBI has investigated Trump associates' ties to Russian officials.

World Media Jordan executes 15 people, 10 for terrorism convictions
Author: 0 Jordan executes 15 people, 10 for terrorism convictions

The rest related to separate incidents going back as far as 2003. "There is no evidence that the death penalty addresses violent crime, including terrorism-related offenses". Also among the 10 was a gunman convicted of firing at a group of Western tourists near the Roman amphitheatre in downtown Amman in 2006, killing one Briton and injuring five other people, the judicial source added.

World Media Pilot in miracle escape as plane 'crashes' on border of Turkey
Author: 0 Pilot in miracle escape as plane 'crashes' on border of Turkey

The British-based monitor of the Syrian conflict, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said a plane "which probably belongs to the Syrian regime crashed in Idlib province". A Syrian opposition group, Ahrar al-Sham, claimed that it shot down an aircraft belonging to the Syrian government on Saturday. The group said that the aircraft was brought down "as it was overflying Idlib province [in northwestern Syria] and carrying out air strikes".

World Media Turkey's Erdogan compares German behavior with Nazi period
Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan compares German behavior with Nazi period

The justice minister had himself been scheduled to speak in the small western German town of Gaggenau on Thursday , but his rally was also cancelled. Under the new proposed constitution, Turkey would have an executive presidency along the lines of France or the U.S., including powers to directly appoint top public officials such as ministers.

World Media Iraqi forces launch a new push to take western Mosul
Author: 0 Iraqi forces launch a new push to take western Mosul

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday five children and two women were receiving treatment for exposure to chemical agents. The UN, which has been providing shelter, food and other assistance to Iraqis who have fled Mosul during the almost five-month-long battle, said it is working as fast as possible to help those displaced .

Author: 0 United States to temporarily suspend premium processing of H1-B visas

Dick Durbin, who claim it is being abused to replace US workers with low-priced outsourced labor. Notwithstanding the delays that are expected to be faced by Indian IT companies in premium processing due to the temporary suspension of H-1B visas by the United States, the development won't come as a "significant impediment", industry body Nasscom said on Sunday in a statement.

World Media North Korean embassy counsellor keeps mum over Ri Jong Chol deportation
Author: 0 North Korean embassy counsellor keeps mum over Ri Jong Chol deportation

Last Saturday, Malaysia's foreign ministry declared Mr Kang a persona non grata, and told the North Korean Embassy that Mr Kang must leave Malaysia by 6 pm today. The announcement came after the ambassador, who was summoned to the Foreign Affairs Ministry at 6pm on Saturday, failed to turn up. The autopsy is especially sensitive because North Korea had asked Malaysia not to perform one, but authorities said they had to under the law.

Author: 0 East Libyan forces target rival brigades with air strikes around oil ports

It did not detail any specific measures taken or say that there had been any change to operations in the ports. The Benghazi Defence Brigades are composed partly of fighters who were ousted from Benghazi by the LNA, where LNA commander Khalifa Haftar has been waging a military campaign for almost three years against Islamists and other opponents.

World Media 'Turkey will hit PKK/PYD in Manbij unless it retreats'
Author: 0 'Turkey will hit PKK/PYD in Manbij unless it retreats'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said that Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters could lead the Raqqa offensive. However, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tells reporters in Ankara there was no such agreement between Russian Federation and the Syrian Kurds.

World Media IR will start Aadhaar based Ticketing System Soon
Author: 0 IR will start Aadhaar based Ticketing System Soon

The plan, detailed by Indian Railways minister Suresh Prabhu, notes that the organisation will seek to do a "transformation of ticketing by migrating towards cashless, paperless ticketing, Aadhaar-based ticketing and an integrated ticketing App by May 2017 ".

World Media Boy's drowned body found as mother charged
Author: 0 Boy's drowned body found as mother charged

Emergency services at the scene this morning. Her aunt said the Department of Human Services, police and corrections authorities "have a lot to answer for" in how the tragedy unfolded and why it wasn't prevented. "The dog is four years old and it's never attacked one person, has grown up with kids, and it's always been around kids playing", she said. It follows police being called to Perricooota Road, Moama, at 7pm on Thursday where a nine-year-old boy was found with serious dog bite ...

Author: 0 Germany rejects Turkish charges, hits out over press freedom

The president also criticised German authorities for allowing members of the PKK to hold rallies and speak, while preventing Turkish ministers who sought to address the Turkish community on an upcoming and pivotal presidential referendum from speaking at rallies.

World Media Trump Demands For Increase In Defense Department Budget
Author: 0 Trump Demands For Increase In Defense Department Budget

Trump administration officials are previewing details of the president's first budget blueprint that is expected to include a boost in defense spending offset by cutbacks to foreign aid and other "lower priority" programs. "It will include an historic increase in defense spending to rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America at a time we most need it", he said.

World Media Street Artist Banksy Opens Controversial New Hotel in Bethlehem
Author: 0 Street Artist Banksy Opens Controversial New Hotel in Bethlehem

A hotel designed by world famous guerilla street artist Banksy is set to open in the West Bank city of Bethlehem next month, The Guardian reported Friday. Bethlehem tourism firms have long complained that the wall and Israel's continued presence in the West Bank has crippled business. Israel says the wall is a necessity to ward off terror attacks.

World Media What is taking April so long? Giraffe's caretakers post Q&A video
Author: 0 What is taking April so long? Giraffe's caretakers post Q&A video

Today the zoo showed off their latest addition - a reticulated giraffe named "Dobby". During the first two years of a giraffe's life, it doubles its height to be nearly 12-feet tall. In a cute twist, April "released a statement" about her pregnancy stardom-and she doesn't like the attention. He added that the initial timeline for the birth - based on April's breeding behavior - may have been slightly off.