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Global Media Russian Federation says it doesn't have special forces in Egypt
Author: 0 Russian Federation says it doesn't have special forces in Egypt

Those reports, quoting anonymous US officials, say increased Russian involvement may be part of a push by Moscow to support renegade Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar. Following the ouster and killing of dictator Muammar Qadhafi in 2011, an array of rivals has been vying for control of Libya. Emboldened by its military success in Syria, analysts believe Russian Federation is increasingly turning its eyes to chaos-ridden Libya with support for Haftar, whose forces oppose Tripoli's ...

Author: 0 EU Could Force May to Wait Until June to Start Brexit Talks

The approval of the Brexit bill from the United Kingdom parliament has also given voice to Scotland's second independence referendum, as Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has expressed her intent of holding a second Scottish Independence Referendum after Brexit negotiations go underway.

Global Media Gazprom To Adhere to EU Competition Rules
Author: 0 Gazprom To Adhere to EU Competition Rules

She was repeating the Commission's view that the project does not serve the EU's efforts to reform the energy market in the bloc and reduce dependence on Russian gas. Eight member states in the east at the centre of the case, all formerly dominated by Moscow, now have until May 4 to object to the European Commission's view and could seek changes in the deal.

Global Media Marvel's 'Iron Fist' premieres Friday on Netflix in 4k
Author: 0 Marvel's 'Iron Fist' premieres Friday on Netflix in 4k

Marvel's Iron Fist has already garnered some mixed buzz ahead of its Netflix premiere, but fans of the comic book series might not be a fan of certain exclusion from the television series. Iron Fist is the next series in the Marvel/Netflix partnership that follows previous collaborations including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.

Global Media Astana talks starts without Syrian armed opposition group
Author: 0 Astana talks starts without Syrian armed opposition group

The cooperation of Turkey, one of the main backers of rebel groups fighting in northern Syria, has been crucial to the Russian diplomatic effort, helping to broker a ceasefire in December after the rebels' Aleppo defeat. Last week, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was in Moscow seeking to build cooperation with Putin over military operations in Syria. "We believe that the reasons preventing the armed opposition from taking part in the new Astana meeting, that were mentioned in the media, are ...

Global Media PM directs blocking of blasphemous content on social media
Author: 0 PM directs blocking of blasphemous content on social media

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed authorities to investigate who has been spreading blasphemous content on social media and to stop the further spread. "Forced conversion is a crime in Islam", he added. The premier addressed a gathering organised in Karachi in connection with Holi which was attended by Governor of Sindh and federal ministers including Saad Rafique.

Global Media USS Carl Vinson Sent as Warning to North Korea
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North Korea on Tuesday warned the USA of " merciless " attacks if an aircraft carrier strike group joining South Korean forces for military exercises infringes on the north's " sovereignty or dignity ", Reuters reported . South Korea's Army conducted a special warfare exercise to defend against a scenario where North Korea's special warfare unit has infiltrated from the rear of South Korea.

Global Media Oil tanker reportedly hijacked off coast of Somalia
Author: 0 Oil tanker reportedly hijacked off coast of Somalia

In their heyday in 2011, Somali pirates launched 237 attacks off the coast of Somalia, data from the International Maritime Bureau showed, and held hundreds of hostages . "It is a vital trading route into Europe and those ships and crew transiting it need to be protected, as it is the seafarers working in the region who are the ultimate victim of such activity".

Author: 0 Prosecutors 'to summon' ousted Park Geun-hye

The Busan Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals filed a police report against Park, removed from office last week by the Constitutional Court for a corruption scandal that involved her pal, a shadowy cult leader. Since then, state prosecutors had reviewed the case. Tuesday's announcement ended speculation that investigators might have tried to avoid further political strife by waiting until after May's expected snap election to question Park.

Global Media Uh-oh: Mom didn't know kids broke in on dad's BBC interview
Author: 0 Uh-oh: Mom didn't know kids broke in on dad's BBC interview

At one point, Marion jumped in glee when she spotted her dad on TV and headed off to see him in person - still in high spirits after her birthday party at kindergarten that day. But they didn't. And then I saw the door was open. Earlier today, the family behind the interview spoke out about their sudden viral fame for the first time.

Global Media Coast Guard member rescued from helicopter crash dies
Author: 0 Coast Guard member rescued from helicopter crash dies

The local man missing following the disappearance of an Irish Coast Guard helicopter off the coast of Co Mayo this morning has been named. The other three crew members have yet to be recovered. "This has been a painful year for the Coast Guard, having lost their comrade Caitriona Lucas last September". The search operation is being coordinated by the Coast Guard's Malin Head control centre.

Author: 0 Judge bars Trump from enforcing travel ban against Wisconsin family

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban executive order suffered its first legal setback Friday as a federal judge blocked the directive's potential impact on the family of a Syrian refugee living in Wisconsin . "I congratulate the Administration for modifying the original order to ensure that it is prospective in application, protective of those with valid visas and legal status, and exempts Iraqis, as five thousand Americans are now fighting alongside them against ISIL".

Global Media Trump Gives CIA Power to Use Drones to Bomb Suspected Terrorists
Author: 0 Trump Gives CIA Power to Use Drones to Bomb Suspected Terrorists

The move would represent a change from Obama-era policies that limited the spy agency's role in conducting paramilitary strikes, pushing responsibility for these to the Pentagon. The new authority is expected to reignite the human rights debate about these strikes that had pushed President Obama in 2013 to shift control to the Pentagon to make it a more transparent process with accountability, specially in view of unintended victims, bystanders mostly.

Global Media Here's Ford's Plan to Build Lincolns in China by 2019
Author: 0 Here's Ford's Plan to Build Lincolns in China by 2019

One is Nissan, which saw sales of its Infiniti brand hit a record there in 2016, only two years after it began production in China. It made sense for Lincoln to localize production to compete against rivals like General Motors Co. While Lincoln reported 10% growth in the USA last year compared to the year before - the brand's best showing in nine years - the Chinese market growth was explosive.

Global Media Congress cries foul over lost opportunity to rule Goa, Manipur
Author: 0 Congress cries foul over lost opportunity to rule Goa, Manipur

Truth again is, money power does play a major role in such dealings and the BJP is arguably the most cash-rich party in the country at the moment, much like the Congress was in its pomp. This development came after the Congress, in a dramatic development, moved the apex court against Goa Governor's decision to invite Parrikar to form government in the state, despite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging as the second largest party.

Author: 0 United Kingdom parliament passes Brexit Bill and opens way to triggering Article 50

The upper house backed down over the issues of European Union residency rights and a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal after their objections were overturned by MPs. Waiting until the last week of March would not only avoid a clash with the Dutch general election on Wednesday, but also delay the start of negotiations until after a special summit of the remaining 27 in Rome on March 25 to celebrate the EU's 60th anniversary.