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MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

UK lawmaker says ex-spy poisoning looks to be ‘state-sponsored’

British lawmaker says the poisoning of Sergei Skripal

GREGORY KATZ
New Scotland Yard
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senior British lawmaker says the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter is “looking awfully like it was state-sponsored attempted murder.” Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the Foreign Affairs committee, told the BBC it was too early to know for sure, but he was expecting to hear from Prime Minister Theresa May on the subject soon. “And, frankly, I would be surprised if she did not point the finger at the Kremlin,” he added. May is chairing a National Security...
FRIDAY 09 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

EU will be hit by US tariffs

The 28-nation bloc will be exempt from Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs

LORNE COOK
European Commission
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he clarity from Washington about whether the 28-nation bloc will be exempt from President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, the EU’s top trade official said Friday.                              “We hope that we can get confirmation that the EU is excluded from this,” EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem told policy makers, experts and reporters at a German Marshall Fund event in...

TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Ex-Russian spy's illness: Uk against Russia?

Britain will respond if Russia’s involvement is established in the case of an ex-spy

EDITORIAL TEAM
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ritain will respond “appropriately and robustly” if Russia’s involvement is established in the case of an ex-Russian spy who became critically ill after coming into contact with an “unknown substance” in southern England, the U.K. foreign secretary said Tuesday. Boris Johnson told lawmakers in the House of Commons that he wasn’t “pointing fingers” as to who might be responsible for the collapse of Sergei Skripal, who was found slumped on a...
MONDAY 05 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Italy election: stalemate, gives populist supper hand

A rival pair of populist and anti-European Union political forces

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Matteo Salvini
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rival pair of populist and stridently anti-European Union political forces surged in Italy’s parliamentary election at the expense of the country’s traditional political powers, but neither gained enough support to govern alone, preliminary results showed Monday. With no faction winning a clear majority and a hung Parliament expected, the results confirmed that negotiations to form a new government that can win a confidence vote will be long and fraught. Financial markets opened...

MONDAY 05 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

The first athlete who broke the 4-minute mile, dies

Bannister, the first athlete to run a mile in under 4 minutes, died Saturday in Oxford, at 88

CHRIS LEHOURITES
Roger Bannister
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oger Bannister, who as a lanky medical student at Oxford in 1954 electrified the sports world and lifted postwar England’s spirits when he became the first athlete to run a mile in under 4 minutes, has died at 88. Bannister died Saturday in Oxford, the city where he accomplished the feat many had thought impossible. He had been slowed in recent years by Parkinson’s disease and, before that, an ankle shattered in a 1975 auto accident. On a typically cool, wet and blustery...
MONDAY 05 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Merkel in line for a fourth term

Chancellor gained the support needed to preserve her governing coalition and secure a fourth term

FRANK JORDANS
Angela Merkel
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ermany ended months of political uncertainty Sunday when Chancellor Angela Merkel gained the support needed to preserve her governing coalition and secure a fourth term as leader of Europe’s most powerful economy. The center-left Social Democrats voted overwhelmingly to remain in a coalition with Merkel’s conservative bloc, after difficult and drawn-out negotiations triggered by September’s elections, which saw the rise of a new right-wing force in German politics and...

MONDAY 05 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

The latest: Slovak leaders and crisis over reporter

Slovak leader urges govt changes

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Kuciak and his girlfriend
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lovak President Andrej Kiska called Sunday for substantial changes in the country’s coalition government or for an early election to resolve the “serious political crisis” resulting from the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee. His rival, Prime Minister Robert Fico, dismissed the president’s proposals. For his last unfinished story, 27-year-old Kuciak reported on the influence of the Italian mafia in Slovakia and its possible ties to people close to...
FRIDAY 02 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Slovak police raid houses owned by alleged 'Ndrangheta

The latest about the slaying of the Slovak journalist and his girlfriend

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Kuciak and his girlfriend
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lovak police on Thursday raided houses linked to alleged members of the Italian mafia in connection with the slaying of an investigative journalist and his girlfriend. Slovakia’s national police chief Tibor Gaspar told reporters in the eastern city of Kosice that seven men were detained in the raids in the towns of Michalovce and Trebisov. Gaspar says they were detained as “suspects” with approval from the state prosecution. The men ranged from 26 to 62 years old. Only...

THURSDAY 28 DECEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

Fires on Mallorca: 60 houses evacuated

Serious fire in the area of Port de Pollença: fire fed by strong wind

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 fire, classified as Level One (risk to property) by the Ibanat agency at half ten this evening (Wednesday), is burning near to Puerto Pollensa.  The fire was initially declared at around half nine in the Coll de Siller area and has moved towards the Vilar estate. It is said to extend for up to five kilometres. There has been evacuation of properties - some sixty in all. Local police believe the fire originated in the Las Palmeras estate and then spread to Coll de Siller. The...
FRIDAY 22 DECEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

Puigdemont e Rajoy ready for talks

he former president: "Ready to meet them". Replication: "We will talk with the new government, not with him"

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he former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont called Friday for talks with his adversary, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, following snap regional elections that gave pro-independence parties a parliamentary majority. Rajoy ignored the fugitive leader’s direct appeal for a meeting, declaring instead that a “new era based on dialogue” begins in the restive region and vowing to speak to its new leaders as long as they don’t violate Spain’s...

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Donald Trump
TRUMP AND GUNS

Trump doesn’t set age for guns

Trump’s tweet came after his White House put out a plan to combat school shootings
Eastern Ghouta
EASTERN GHOUTA 

Civilians leave Syrian rebel enclave as army advances

Small group of Syrian civilians left the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta
Donald Trump
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

White House: a new plan to prevent school shootings

Trump vows to help arm teachers and backs off raising age for buying guns
Kabul
AFGHANISTAN

Afghan attacks: 25 dead

Latest on developments in Afghanistan: 9 dead in Kabul and 16 in province
Trump and Kim Jong Un
TRUMP AND KIM JONG UN

Trump and Kim Jong Un for nuclear disarmament talks

Kim and Trump plan to meet in May
Netanyahu and Trump
NETANYAHU IN WASHINGTON

Netanyahu and Trump on peace plan

Trump dangles Israel trip for new embassy
Kate Brown, Governor dell'Oregon
USA

Oregon: first gun law since Florida massacre

First new gun control law since the Feb. 14 Florida High School massacre
Donald Trump
USA

Trump: new tariffs for Canada and Mexico to NAFTA talks

Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum are necessary to preserve the American industries
Central Michigan University
UPDATING - USA

Shooting at Central Michigan University: two dead

Two people who weren’t students dead after shooting