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by | March 18, 2018 | 03:36

Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 1,347,534 shares of the company's stock valued at $86,915,000 after buying an additional 335,724 shares during the last quarter. Mar 17 is a negative day so far for iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Europe (NYSEARCA:EUMV) as the ETF is active during the day after losing 0.059% to hit $25.4 per share.

by | March 18, 2018 | 03:20

There is neither a USA ambassador to South Korea nor a State Department special representative for North Korea policy. As North Korea's top diplomat, Ri is one of the most visible faces of a country shrouded in secrecy. In a phone call with Moon, Trump reiterated his intention to meet Kim by the end of May. Experts also suggested that as the top USA diplomat, Pompeo's harsh rhetoric against China could prove to be problematic in future peace talks between the US and North Korea, as ...

by | March 18, 2018 | 02:44

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (ousted from his post on Tuesday and replaced by Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo ) was reportedly "blindsided", having said only a few hours earlier that negotiations were a "long way" off.

by | March 18, 2018 | 02:25

Kelly met with the administration staff yesterday, reassuring them that their jobs were safe and they "shouldn't be concerned". Sanders said the message was relayed to other administration staffers who weren't present for Kelly's meeting. The White House, however, dispelled the reports and said that there were no changes at the National Security Council. Kelly has told confidants that he believes he can weather the current storm.

by | March 18, 2018 | 02:00

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government and Russian forces had been bombing rebel-held areas outside Damascus throughout Friday, killing 64 people in Kafr Batna and another 12 in Saqba . The army said in a statement the YPG were trying to create a "negative perception" of the Turkish military. The U.N. said Saturday that some 50,000 civilians have fled the town, despite efforts by the terrorist group to hinder their exit in a bid to use them as human ...

by | March 18, 2018 | 01:48

The Russian foreign ministry said the United Kingdom staff would be expelled from Moscow within a week in response to Britain's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats. He also said he thinks the Skripals, who are in critical condition, have little chance of surviving. Russian Federation has consistently denied any culpability, accusing Britain of refusing to hand over samples of the poison used.

by | March 18, 2018 | 01:19

Gurib-Fakim claimed the use of the NGO credit card for these expenses was purely accidental, saying she used the PEI credit card because she also owned a personal credit card from the same bank. Gurib-Fakim maintains that she immediately realized her mistake, informed PEI of the transactions, reimbursed them for the purchases, as well as for all of her expenses related to her PEI mission.

by | March 18, 2018 | 00:52

Meanwhile, reports surfaced that Trump's supporters in Congress are planning to use the upcoming debate over government funding as an opportunity to cut off funding to sanctuary cities. Astoundingly, after this was enacted, Thomas D. Homan, the acting director of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said that the state elected officials who support the policy should be arrested .

by | March 18, 2018 | 00:24

Ri's talks with Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom are expected to resume on Friday. US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have pledged to maintain maximum pressure on Pyongyang, in order to bring about the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

by | March 17, 2018 | 23:33

Initially, the bodies of four children, one man and a woman were recovered and eight more bodies were found shortly afterwards near Agathonisi. Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas said: "The latest tragedy at Agathonisi underlines in the worst and saddest way that human life can not depend on the interests of smugglers, nor on the "policies" of states".

by | March 17, 2018 | 23:25

The PM wanted the Kremlin to explain whether it was behind the nerve agent attack . British Prime Minister Theresa May this week expelled 23 Russian diplomats and severed high-level contacts over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal an ex-Russian agent convicted of spying for Britain, and his daughter Yulia.

by | March 17, 2018 | 23:07

Cyber-attacks are "literally happening hundreds of thousands of times a day", Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers during a hearing Thursday . USA officials said the hackers chose their targets methodically, obtained access to computer systems, conducted "network reconnaissance" and then attempted to cover their tracks by deleting evidence of the intrusions.

by | March 17, 2018 | 23:04

It also said it is ordering the closure in Russian Federation of the British Council, a government-backed organization for cultural and scientific cooperation, and is ending an agreement to reopen the British consulate in St. Theresa May has indicated that Britain and its allies will regroup to consider its next move as Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats from the Kremlin .

by | March 17, 2018 | 22:45

The ministry said it was also closing the British consulate in Saint Petersburg and withdrawing the right of the British Council, a body that promotes British culture and language, to operate in Russian Federation. In a statement , it said: "Our priority today is looking after our staff in Russian Federation and assisting those that will return to the UK". On Friday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was overwhelmingly likely that Russian President Putin himself had made ...

by | March 17, 2018 | 22:28

Russia decided the British diplomats must leave Moscow within a week, its foreign ministry said on Saturday, after a meeting with Britain's ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow. The response from Moscow is robust and does go further than the United Kingdom measures. Russian Federation also said it would close the British Council in Russian Federation, which promotes cultural ties between the nations, and the British Consulate in St Petersburg.

by | March 17, 2018 | 22:30

Authorities released surveillance video today showing what happened outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Valentine's Day massacre that killed 17 people. "After being suspended without pay, Peterson chose to resign and immediately retired rather than face possible termination". While outside, Peterson provided frequent updates on police radio, according to a timeline provided by the sheriff's office, including directing other officers to the building on the large ...

by | March 17, 2018 | 22:30

The ministry also declared it was closing the British Consulate General in St. Petersburg and the British Council in Russian Federation, in a step beyond the measures taken by Britain. The chairman of the United Kingdom parliament's foreign affairs committee said that Russia's decision to expel the United Kingdom diplomats was "hardly surprising".

by | March 17, 2018 | 22:12

The disclosure followed a Friday night announcement from FDOT that an engineer hired by FIU had called the agency days before the March 15 collapse to flag the crack and say he did not think it was a safety issue. FDOT also says that it was not made away by the FIU design build team of any scheduled "stress testing" of the bridge following Saturday's installation.

by | March 17, 2018 | 21:36

He urged Russians to "use their right to choose the future for the great Russia that we all love". Russian Federation has dismissed the accusations as "fairy tales" and denied any involvement in the attack against Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, which landed the pair, along with an English police officer, in the hospital.

by | March 17, 2018 | 21:27

The move towards repatriation will barely make a dent in the 700,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees now living in camps in Bangladesh after fleeing a violent and targeted campaign by the Burmese military in Rakhine state, which began in August 2017 and destroyed their homes and left thousands dead.

by | March 17, 2018 | 21:05

The Shiv Sena made this gloomy prediction following the recently concluded UP and Bihar bypolls, where the party lost its stronghold in Gorakhpur and Phulpur to the strategic BSP-SP alliance. He also dismissed the alliance of the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party as a hogwash and asserted that this plan of a united front defeating BJP is not important.

by | March 17, 2018 | 21:00

Earlier Russia made a decision to expel 23 British diplomats as a reaction to Britain's actions. Britain's foreign minister, Boris Johnson also claimed that it is "highly likely" that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself ordered the nerve-agent attack on the spy.

by | March 17, 2018 | 20:59

The Syrian army said recently it had captured 70 percent of Eastern Ghouta, after splitting that area into sections to facilitate the battle against various rebel groups there. Syrian soldiers distribute food and water to civilians who were evacuated from the Eastern Ghouta, as they wait for buses to transport them for nearby makeshift centers, at Housh Nasri area, outskirts of Damascus, Syria yesterday.

by | March 17, 2018 | 20:30

The two came to the common understanding during their talks at the White House in Washington on Friday afternoon. "I've talked to North Korea and I sent a single message to them, which was that this was an fantastic opportunity for both sides and they need to respond", Yun told CNN .

by | March 17, 2018 | 20:21

The attack comes as the Afghan government has extended an olive branch to the Taliban by inviting them for peace talks. The Ministry of Interior initially confirmed two people had been killed but later revised that figure to three. The Taliban routinely exaggerates the number of people killed in its attacks, while Afghan officials tend to understate the casualty toll. Today's assault comes after General John Nicholson, who leads United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces ...

by | March 17, 2018 | 20:12

It said in a statement that the measure was "in response to the provocative actions of the British side and unsubstantiated accusations" against Russian Federation. The first use of a nerve agent on European soil since World War II is a direct challenge to the Western alliance, days before elections are nearly certain to give Vladimir Putin a fourth term as Russia's president.

by | March 17, 2018 | 19:58

A porn actress who said she had sex with Donald Trump before he became president has been threatened with physical harm, her attorney said Friday. "They want this matter decided by a private arbitrator in a conference room in a private office building, as opposed to a public court house that is open to the people where people can actually judge for themselves the facts and the evidence", Avenatti told O'Donnell.

by | March 17, 2018 | 19:34

Russia's official Investigations Committee has launched its own criminal investigation into the attempted murder of Yulia Skripal and the death of Mr Glushkov, which it is also treating as murder. Mr Glushkov's death also features on the front of The Guardian , alongside its lead coverage of the sacking of Rex Tillerson as U.S. secretary of state by Donald Trump.

by | March 17, 2018 | 19:01

He was trailed by ruling All People's Party (APC) candidate Samura Kamara , who received 1,084,748 votes or 42.7 percent. Sierra Leone's election to pick outgoing President Ernest Bai Koroma's successor will head to a runoff later this month after neither of the two front-runners secured an outright majority in the first round, the electoral commission said on Tuesday.

by | March 17, 2018 | 19:00

During Ri's meeting with the prime minister, they also discussed confidence-building measures with the United States, including the release of American citizens from detention in North Korea . Many on Twitter were shocked by the notion of Ivanka conducting foreign policy. The diplomatic wheels started turning rapidly at the beginning of the year when the two Koreas worked to bring a handful of athletes from the North to compete in the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

by | March 17, 2018 | 18:54

Uncapped spinner Jack Leach has been called into the England squad for their Test series against New Zealand following a tour-ending injury to Mason Crane . His figures against West Indies A in Jamaica were the best by an England Lions spinner, surpassing Graeme Swann's 8-156 against Zimbabwe in 1999.

by | March 17, 2018 | 18:44

The Russian is a six-time silver medalist and a three-time bronze medalist at the Paralympic Games. The Belarusian biathlon team took fourth place in the medla table for biathlon in Pyeongchang (one gold, two silver, three bronze medals), trailing only Ukraine (14 medals), Russian Federation (11), and the United States of America (7).

by | March 17, 2018 | 18:29

Police said the five people aboard the six-seater twin-engine Piper PA-23 Apache plane were killed along with five other people, including three minors, inside the house. TV footage showed parts of the plane wreckage and the shattered walls of the house at the still-smouldering crash site. Rescuers were looking for at least one missing person in the rubble of the house.

by | March 17, 2018 | 18:18

The process is created to reach a deal on how to overcome one of the thorniest problems in the Brexit negotiating process - how to avoid a hard border and the infrastructure of customs checks at the frontier between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland .

by | March 17, 2018 | 18:12

The 25-year-old Honda Respol rider last year topped the final standings, wining six Grand Prix ahead of Andrea Dovizioso of Ducati who finished in second spot. "I want to thank Yamaha - Lin Jarvis and Maio Meregalli in particular - for their trust in me, because the challenge is hard: being competitive until I'm 40 years old!" " Sometimes I don't understand anything that happens to me, say nothing about to him (laughing)".