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World News Merkel, Abe defend globalization, calling for EU-Japan trade agreement
Author: 0 Merkel, Abe defend globalization, calling for EU-Japan trade agreement

The European Union is committed to concluding a free trade deal with Japan "very soon", European Council President Donald Tusk said Tuesday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a staunch joint defence of free trade yesterday (19 March), as the United States pushes towards greater protectionism.

World News 'Piggy Bank' Turtle Dies After Swallowing Over 900 Coins
Author: 0 'Piggy Bank' Turtle Dies After Swallowing Over 900 Coins

But she never woke up from a second emergency surgery. Two weeks earlier, vets had hoped to save the turtle who had eaten nearly 1,000 coins thrown into the public pond where she lived. Innocently unaware of the dangers of these coins, Bank ate hundreds of them from the constantly replenishing stock. The reptile had survived the successful operation two weeks ago and appeared to be recovering.

World News AAA: Gas prices continue drifting lower; seasonal climb depends on oil prices
Author: 0 AAA: Gas prices continue drifting lower; seasonal climb depends on oil prices

The New York state average is still sitting at $2.43 per gallon. The national average was $2.29 on Monday, remaining about where it has been for the past few weeks. Crude oil prices fell to a 2017 low of $47.72 last Tuesday, but they returned to almost $49 a barrel by the end of the week. Bowling Green is next at $2.10, Brownsville is at $2.14 and Horse Cave is a penny higher at $2.15.

Author: 0 China and United States should handle sensitive issues in their ties: Xi

After making it clear that there would be no room for negotiation, Tillerson drolly confirmed that the previous administration's " policy of strategic patience has ended", elaborating only generally about a "new range of diplomatic, security, and economic measure" being considered.

Author: 0 Syria Fires Back at Israel After Series of Airstrikes

Israeli airstrikes on Syrian targets overnight have triggered the most visible skirmish between the two neighbours since Syria's civil war began in 2011, according to media reports. "We are fully determined and the evidence of that is that we are acting. Everybody must take that into account - everybody". The aircraft were deployed on a mission to destroy a weapons convoy destined for the Lebanese Hizbollah group, which is backed by Iran and fights alongside Syrian government forces.

Author: 0 Netanyahu: Syria Raids Targeted 'Advanced' Hezbollah Arms

Israel denied the claim, saying all its aircraft had returned from a mission in Syrian airspace unscathed, reported Sky News. In 2006, Hezbollah fought a war with Israel and are now allies of Bashar Al-Assad. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the recent air strikes by his country inside Syria targeted weapons bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah, and the same would be done again if necessary.

World News Somali Force, Pirates Exchange Gunfire
Author: 0 Somali Force, Pirates Exchange Gunfire

The incident was the first in some time in a part of the world where pirate hijackings had been common as recently as 2011, the height of the Somali pirate activities. The ship was anchored off the town of Alula, said Salad Nur, a local elder. Lt Commander CRP Walakuluge said that Aris 13 was vulnerable to piracy because it was sailing close to the coast to save on fuel and was also going slowly.

World News NY paramedic struck and killed by stolen ambulance
Author: 0 NY paramedic struck and killed by stolen ambulance

When they noticed that and they tried to get him out of the ambulance, he put it in reverse - he struck the one EMT, who was injured, and he ran over our other EMT, and she was subsequently killed ". He was charged Thursday with murder. "She was still alive because I saw her look at the person who did it", SwavyJayBeats said. That's when he ran over Arroyo and dragged her as he drove over a sidewalk and to an intersection, striking several parked cars along the way, authorities said.

World News Trump Rolls Back Auto Emissions Standards
Author: 0 Trump Rolls Back Auto Emissions Standards

Trump said, "We are going to ensure that any regulations we have protect and defend your jobs, your factories". Other environmental groups said rolling back the Obama-era rules could make USA automakers less competitive . On a related topic, California will not see its Clean Air Act waiver, which allows it to set potentially higher auto standards than the federal government, revoked "right now", the official said.

Author: 0 Turnbull gets gas guarantee amid looming 'energy crisis'

SA Premier Jay Weatherill unveiled the " South Australian Power for South Australians " plan on Tuesday, which aims to ensure more of the State's power is sourced, generated and controlled in South Australia. "We can't rely on this broken national market any longer". But how much can the state's taxpayers expect to fork out in the quest to bring down their household electricity bills? The prime minister also called on states to lift their bans on conventional and coal seam gas.

World News WBC: Venezuela scores three in ninth to defeat Italy, 4-3
Author: 0 WBC: Venezuela scores three in ninth to defeat Italy, 4-3

Wednesday in San Diego. Puerto Rico , which went 3-0 to win Venezuela's first-round pool, and the defending champion Dominican Republic are the other teams in Pool F. Italy regained the lead though in the seventh with Andreoli's home run. However news of the rule interpretation infuriated Mexican players and officials who claimed they had been given contrary advice before Sunday's game.

World News Washington state seeks to expand travel ban injunction to cover revised order
Author: 0 Washington state seeks to expand travel ban injunction to cover revised order

The revised travel ban has already faced legal consequences: last Friday, according to The Hill , a U.S. District Judge put a specific restraining order on the ban, preventing it from affecting a Syrian family in Wisconsin . The same day, Ferguson says that he will review the new ban to see what legal steps the state might take. Media captionNew US travel ban: What's different? The Trump administration says the old order will be revoked once the new one goes into effect on March 16.

World News Robert Kelly says it was 'funny' when his children crashed BBC interview
Author: 0 Robert Kelly says it was 'funny' when his children crashed BBC interview

Last Friday evening (local time), as Kelly began his segment on BBC News, Kim was in front of a TV in another part of the house, filming the interview so her husband would have a copy. They're little kids and that's how things are". "We were anxious that BBC would never call us again", Kelly said. The professor admitted he was mortified while trying to keep his composure after the unplanned visit from his daughter - but in hindsight, saw the hilarity in the "comedy of errors".

World News Ibobi quits as Manipur CM, BJP stakes claim
Author: 0 Ibobi quits as Manipur CM, BJP stakes claim

Differences also erupted within the Congress on how the Goa issue had been handled. Manohar Parrikar was on Tuesday sworn in as Goa Chief Minister for the fourth time after the Supreme Court bench gave its clearance, rejecting the Congress' plea to stay the oath-taking.

World News Congress cries foul over lost opportunity to rule Goa, Manipur
Author: 0 Congress cries foul over lost opportunity to rule Goa, Manipur

But it is also true that those decisions - the Congress and its allies have been beneficiaries - were disputed on grounds of procedure and propriety. In both states, the BJP is at an advantage because the governors are pliable and the power and pelf that go with being in power at the Centre helped the party in its efforts to form governments.

World News Byron Bay mum to learn her fate over Bali police officer death
Author: 0 Byron Bay mum to learn her fate over Bali police officer death

The jail term - which will include the seven months Connor has already served - is half of the eight-year sentence that prosecutors had demanded just weeks ago. Taylor, the prosecutor said, was having problems renewing a visa to Australia and was feeling the pressure of a broken marriage and his relationship with Connor when the pair met up on 16 August.

World News AR Unemployment Drops to 3.8 Percent in January
Author: 0 AR Unemployment Drops to 3.8 Percent in January

Albin in a release Monday. Year-over-year industry information is not available until April due to benchmarking, an annual process of re-estimating statistics as more complete data become available, the report said. Indiana's unemployment rate remained at 4.0 percent in January, which marks its lowest point since 2001. Rates ranged from 2.8 percent in Cumberland County to 7.7 percent in Washington County.

Author: 0 Trump Wants To Host China's Xi At Florida Resort

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to finalize plans for the summit with Chinese officials as he arrives in Beijing this week, the official added. Washington could seek Chinese cooperation on such matters as North Korea's missile tests and nuclear provocations, as well as to ease tensions in the South China Sea over territorial disputes with its regional neighbours.

World News Congress chief in Kerala quits, cites health reasons
Author: 0 Congress chief in Kerala quits, cites health reasons

The resignation will be faxed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi later on Friday, he said. The timing of the resignation is significant as it has come on the eve of the counting of votes in the Assembly elections in five States. By now quite a few names have propped up, including those of P.T. Thomas, K. Muraleedharan, K. Sudhakaran and Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan. The Muslim League, which had defended Mr Sudheeran in his strong stand in liquor policy, is now peeved that he did not bother to ...

World News Shopping centre closed in Germany after terrorist alert
Author: 0 Shopping centre closed in Germany after terrorist alert

Earlier, a police spokesman told a German broadcaster they believed the Limbecker Platz shopping center was under threat of a possible terrorist attack . Twelve people were killed and 48 others injured in December after a tractor-trailer plowed through a busy outdoor Christmas market in Berlin. A second man who was picked up at an Internet cafe was also being questioned, said police, who intend to search his apartment.

World News Canadian judge who told rape victim to keep her
Author: 0 Canadian judge who told rape victim to keep her "knees together" resigns

In a statement distributed by his lawyer, Justice Robin Camp says he will quit effective March 10. Alberta's Appeal Court ordered a new trial and last month and Wagar was again acquitted. The rape retrial previous year of footballer Ched Evans took the controversial step of bringing in the alleged victim's ex-boyfriends to describe her sexual habits.

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