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Global News Craigslist shutters its Personals section after passage of sex trafficking bill
Author: 0 Craigslist shutters its Personals section after passage of sex trafficking bill

Because of this, in January of 2019, it will be illegal to post ads of prostitution or sexwork online , and the websites will be liable for any violations. "Enough Is Enough (EIE) commends the U.S. Senate for its leadership on this historic bill following a multi-year pursuit for justice which is nothing short of a David and Goliath victory against the multibillion dollar trafficking industry and the tech giants' who lobbied against the bill's passage", she said.

Global News Puigdemont and his allies face 30 years in Spanish jail
Author: 0 Puigdemont and his allies face 30 years in Spanish jail

Judge Pablo Llarena backed his ruling by stating that secessionists had been planning ways to split with Spain for the past six years. Llarena described the case as "an attack on the constitutional State. Several Catalan politicians have fled Spain to avoid being put in jail, including former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont , who fled to Belgium in October.

Global News Futures lower on unsettled global markets as trade war fears escalate
Author: 0 Futures lower on unsettled global markets as trade war fears escalate

China urged the United States to "pull back from the brink", but investors fear Trump's tariffs are leading the world's two largest economies into a trade war with potentially dire consequences for the global economy. WH Group, the world's largest producer of pork after the takeover of Smithfields Foods by China's Shuanhui global in 2013, was among the worst performers on Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, falling up to 10 percent following the news of the intended tariffs.

Global News Afghanistan:14 killed in auto bomb blast at Lashkargah
Author: 0 Afghanistan:14 killed in auto bomb blast at Lashkargah

A suicide bomber has killed at least 26 people, many of them teenagers, in front of Kabul University as Afghans took to the streets to celebrate the Persian new year holiday. So far the Taliban , Afghanistan's largest militant group, has given only a muted response. A senior Afghan official said he was optimistic about reaching peace with the Taliban even as violence in the war-torn nation increases and the government appears to be losing more control of the country.

Global News North Korea agrees to talks with South ahead of leaders' summit
Author: 0 North Korea agrees to talks with South ahead of leaders' summit

North Korea argues its weapons program is needed for defense, a belief analysts say is reinforced by the fate of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi after giving up his nuclear program. Economic sanctions too have shown a huge impact on the Kim regime' behaviour, with even China, a close friend of North Korea, announcing on February 18 the suspension of coal imports from the DPRK.

Global News San Diego's unemployment rate drops further below national average
Author: 0 San Diego's unemployment rate drops further below national average

Information , formerly a red-hot sector, lost 1,000 jobs last month. From February 2017 to February 2018, nonagricultural wage and salary employment grew 46,500, and employment in goods-producing industries increased 18,800. Other Services added 300 (+0.2%) jobs over the month. The lowest rate was 2.4 percent in Cumberland County and the highest was 5.2 percent in Washington County.

Global News Iowa family of 4 missing after vacationing in Mexico
Author: 0 Iowa family of 4 missing after vacationing in Mexico

The family had planned to then drive about 200 miles (322 kilometers) to Danville, Illinois, to watch a basketball game Thursday, Hoyt said. "Please respect the family at this time as they go through the grieving process". Their family membes waited until Thursday to call authorities in case the Sharp's had flight problems. KCCI News reached out to the resort where the Sharps were allegedly discovered, but all representatives have so far refused to comment until further investigations ...

Global News Congress To Vote On $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill
Author: 0 Congress To Vote On $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill

With the House of Representatives comfortably passing the bill Thursday, March 22, it now goes to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature, as lawmakers began their escapes from Washington to start a two-week holiday. "That is a promise that we made, along with this president, to the American people". Non-defense domestic spending will reach $591 billion, a hike of about 10%.

Global News China Wants to Loot Our Resources, Says Baloch Political Activist Munir Mengal
Author: 0 China Wants to Loot Our Resources, Says Baloch Political Activist Munir Mengal

Prime Minister Li Keqiang appealed to Washington yesterday to "act rationally" and avoid disrupting trade over steel and technology disputes, promising that China will "open even wider" to imports and investment. According to the U.S. The activist said Pakistan was a victim of Chinese expansion in the name of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) from Gilgit Baltistan to Gwadar Port.

Global News South Jersey weather should hold dry this weekend
Author: 0 South Jersey weather should hold dry this weekend

So far, no further make-up days have been added to the school calendar, school officials said Thursday . It sure looks like more of the same that we had in March: abnormally cool weather. The high for Saturday will only be 37 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, and rain, sleet and snow are expected throughout the day and night.

Global News Trump threatens to veto spending bill, risking shutdown
Author: 0 Trump threatens to veto spending bill, risking shutdown

Interested in Donald Trump? Trump growled. "It takes time to read it". "I will never sign another bill like this again, Trump said , scowling at the 2,000-plus page document". "Please do, Mr. President", he tweeted. In a hastily called signing ceremony at the White House, Trump railed against a "ridiculous situation" in which he was being asked to sign a bill that failed to fund his proposed border wall.

Global News Trump defends call to Putin, White House hunts for leaker
Author: 0 Trump defends call to Putin, White House hunts for leaker

But he Trump administration has not always been so reticent to criticize sham elections in other countries. White House employees don't work for President Trump . The document had been accessible only to a select group of staffers, two officials said , and had been drafted by aides to national security adviser H.R.

Author: 0 Russia Says Will Challenge US Steel, Aluminum Tariffs At World Trade Body

China is not afraid to fight a trade war. Sputnik: Will these tariffs severely damage China's economy and could they still overtake the US as the world's strongest economy? With a 15-day leisure period until the president must present a list of products affected by his affixed regulations, the Chinese government denies the allegations against it.

Global News Ex-French president Sarkozy questioned further in…
Author: 0 Ex-French president Sarkozy questioned further in…

The case is connected to accusations that Sarkozy received money from Gaddafi to fund his successful election bid in 2007, allegations he denies and has dismissed as "grotesque". Sarkozy is already charged in two separate cases, one relating to fake invoices devised to mask overspending on his failed 2012 campaign and another for alleged influence peddling.

Global News 12 killed, 40 injured after auto bomb explodes near Afghanistan stadium
Author: 0 12 killed, 40 injured after auto bomb explodes near Afghanistan stadium

No group claimed the attack, but officials say it was a vehicle bomb. The blast took place as spectators were leaving a wrestling match in southern Lashkargah city, wounding over 40 people. The Taliban claimed the ambulance attack, as well as an attack a week earlier in which militants stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul, killing 22 people, including 14 foreigners, and setting off a 13-hour battle with security forces.

Global News Broward deputy accused of sleeping on duty at Stoneman Douglas
Author: 0 Broward deputy accused of sleeping on duty at Stoneman Douglas

The release says a student approached a sheriff's office sergeant who was patrolling the interior of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shortly after 5 p.m. state. "I don't blame a kid for taking a weapon to school, quite frankly, these days", Reidy said. Elsewhere, several media organizations asked a judge to determine if additional surveillance video from the school shooting should be released.

Global News State Department Approves $1 Billion Arms Sale With Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 State Department Approves $1 Billion Arms Sale With Saudi Arabia

Overall, Amnesty said it had documented 36 Saudi-led coalition attacks in which 513 civilians were killed, "many of which may amount to war crimes". Speaking to Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman at the Pentagon, Mattis said Washington is committed to cooperating with the Saudis and the United Nations, adding that the appointment of a new United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is an opportunity to accelerate a political solution to resolve the conflict.

Global News Trump's lead attorney in Russian Federation probe quits
Author: 0 Trump's lead attorney in Russian Federation probe quits

At the same time , the House Intelligence Committee voted to approve a Republican-written report stating there is no evidence that Trump or his affiliates colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 US election. Dowd , who had forged relationships with the special counsel's office, said at first that he was speaking for the President, but later backtracked.

Global News Congress votes for spending bill without Trump energy cuts; Trump signs bill
Author: 0 Congress votes for spending bill without Trump energy cuts; Trump signs bill

This is a huge budget deal. If the bill doesn't get a stamp of approval from the Senate and a John Hancock from the president by midnight tomorrow, the government will shut down again. David Perdue, R-Ga., who opposes the bill and speaks regularly to Trump. Trump's threat to veto the legislation came less than a day before the government was due to run out of funds on Saturday.

Global News Gov. Bryant appoints Cindy Hyde-Smith to US Senate
Author: 0 Gov. Bryant appoints Cindy Hyde-Smith to US Senate

The retirement of longtime and powerful senator Thad Cochran has set up a showdown in MS over who will take his spot. "It is an occasion that will affect all Mississippians, I believe, for all generations to come", Bryant said when introducing Hyde-Smith in her hometown of Brookhaven.

Global News Tax suspicion notwithstanding, billionaire JB Pritzker wins Illinois Democratic primary
Author: 0 Tax suspicion notwithstanding, billionaire JB Pritzker wins Illinois Democratic primary

Pritzker has put roughly $ 70 million into his campaign as he now turns his attention to the November election. Pritzker easily won his primary battle over five opponents including Daniel Biss and Chris Kennedy . Harold has GOP establishment backing and has received campaign contributions from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner . "The majority of the Illinois Republican Congressional delegation did not endorse him in the primary, moderates are concerned with his ability to lead , and ...

Global News Trump EO Bars US Purchases of Venezuelan Petro
Author: 0 Trump EO Bars US Purchases of Venezuelan Petro

Citing sources familiar with the creation of petro , Time reports that senior advisers from the Kremlin, with approval from President Vladimir Putin, helped to oversee the development of the cryptocurrency. This, Russian officials believe, gives excessive influence around the globe. Andrei Kostin, the head of the second-largest state-controlled bank in Russian Federation, said in a speech last month that "the reign of the dollar must end".

Global News 'Black Panther' Breaks Yet Another Record, This Time For Twitter
Author: 0 'Black Panther' Breaks Yet Another Record, This Time For Twitter

The Ryan Coogler-directed film's reach has far surpassed the big screen itself, and has carried on over to the culture, inspiring people to create entire social media challenges for it. It has since received over 538,000 likes and retweeted more than 240,000 times. Countries in Africa are also throwing its support behind Black Panther with $6.5 million in ticket sales in South Africa to $1.77 million of the same in Liberia, Quartz reports.

Global News Former MPD Officer Noor To Make Court Appearance Wednesday
Author: 0 Former MPD Officer Noor To Make Court Appearance Wednesday

Matthew Harrity , the officer driving the police auto from which Noor shot, said he was startled by a loud sound and both officers "got spooked" when Damond appeared out of nowhere, prosecutors said. "This would have been done a good deal quicker if we had the cooperation of all the Minneapolis police officers", Freeman said. A lawyer for Mr Noor said his client had acted in line with police training.

Global News Trump Set To Levy $60 Bln In China Tariffs
Author: 0 Trump Set To Levy $60 Bln In China Tariffs

Forty-five US trade associations representing some of the largest companies wrote in a letter, "Tariffs would be particularly harmful". A delayed approach could allow time for negotiations with Beijing to try to resolve trade issues related to the administration's "Section 301" probe into China's intellectual property practices before tariffs take effect.

Global News Boris Johnson Compares World Cup In Russia To Hitler Hosting The Olympics
Author: 0 Boris Johnson Compares World Cup In Russia To Hitler Hosting The Olympics

Johnson added that he would seek assurances from Russian Federation that it will fulfill its responsibilities, under the World Cup contract, to ensure the safety of all fans. The U.K. and Russian Federation are curently in the middle of a diplomatic row, which saw both countries expelling diplomats after the British alleged Russian Federation poisoned a former-spy in the U.K.

Global News Watch the weekend for more wintry weather
Author: 0 Watch the weekend for more wintry weather

Forecasters are predicting yet another cold snap from Siberia at the end of the month. Expect temperatures in the mid-30s by early tomorrow . THE Met Office today warned Brits to expect a White Easter as the " Beast From The East 3" plunges the country into another deep freeze.

Global News Shooting erupts at Great Mills High School in Maryland
Author: 0 Shooting erupts at Great Mills High School in Maryland

The gunman was identified as Austin Wyatt Rollins , and Cameron said there was "an indication" of a prior relationship between him and the female student, though he said that was still under investigation. Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., said, "having a trained, professional school resource officer made a difference. armed school resource officers are available in our high schools and that's important".

Global News Israel Acknowledges Bombing Syrian Nuclear Reactor in 2007
Author: 0 Israel Acknowledges Bombing Syrian Nuclear Reactor in 2007

Now that it's official, the IDF is calling the covert bombing operation deep inside Syrian territory a warning shot for other enemies. "The facility that was. Israel has warned against the establishment of a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria, particularly in areas close to Israel . Syria signed the 1970 nuclear non-proliferation treaty and had always denied the site was a reactor or that Damascus cooperated with North Korea to build nuclear weapons.

Global News At least 29 killed in IS attack on Nauroz celebrations in Kabul
Author: 0 At least 29 killed in IS attack on Nauroz celebrations in Kabul

Pakistan reiterates its unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all forms and manifestations and expresses solidarity with the government and people of Afghanistan in their fight against the menace of terrorism, it further said. Kabul has recently seen a spate of large-scale militant attacks by both the Taliban and the Islamic State group. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the deadly attack - the fifth suicide bombing in the Afghan capital in recent weeks - but ...

Global News Chester Lions' Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Author: 0 Chester Lions' Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Egg hunts will be organized by age. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and a beverage, and proceeds from the breakfast go toward the Fountain Valley Kiwanis Scholarship Foundation. Children will need to bring a flashlight and container to collect eggs. There will be prize numbers in some eggs in each section. Visitors should bring their own cameras.

Global News Tear Gas Released In Kosovo Parliament During Fierce Debate
Author: 0 Tear Gas Released In Kosovo Parliament During Fierce Debate

Kosovo needs to ratify the deal, which was signed by Kosovo and Montenegro in August 2015, to get visa free travel to the European Union for its citizens. USA ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, added: "Violence as a political tool has no place in Kosovo". This should not be happening in a European country.

Global News Cinderella run for the ages ends, but UMBC future just begins
Author: 0 Cinderella run for the ages ends, but UMBC future just begins

Of all the wild and exciting developments to come out of their two victories this week at the Spectrum Center, that is the most notable. They lost the WILL to guard. Patent and Trademark Office after consulting with athletic director Tim Hall. I mean, who really hates Kansas State? The Wildcats entered the NCAA Tournament after losing three of their final four games, but took care of Creighton in the First Round back on Friday.

Global News Senate Intel Committee Urges More Funding, IT Upgrades To Secure 2018 Election
Author: 0 Senate Intel Committee Urges More Funding, IT Upgrades To Secure 2018 Election

The report reads that the major USA departments, including the Department of State and the Department of Defense, should engage with Washington's allies in order to forge new regulations in the sphere of global cybersecurity. "We have no jurisdiction", Burr said, adding that the committee will continue to work closely with federal and state-level agencies to help secure our nation's electoral system from outside attacks.

Global News Arm Sales Gain US Far More Than Saudis!
Author: 0 Arm Sales Gain US Far More Than Saudis!

The United States is a major provider of weapons to Saudi Arabia and has given intelligence and logistical support to the Sunni-ruled kingdom in Yemen. "We are here today to be sure that we've tackled all the opportunities and achieve it". The Saudis argue that restrictions on its future nuclear activities should be no more stringent than those imposed on Iran by the 2015 nuclear deal.

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