10 'Leading Ladies' to celebrate on International Women's Day

Currently, International Women's Day is still considered an official holiday in the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

David Parker: Revised TPP deal to be signed tomorrow - without Trump

The People's Democratic Movement party of Chile said via Twitter the trade deal will be disastrous for small and medium-sized businesses and will give disproportionate power to multinational corporations that can, under the soon to be signed accord, sue individual member states in global courts.

When does time change?

People living in Arizona , Hawaii and the USA territories get along just fine without submitting to the bullying of "springing forward" and "falling back". A man checks one of four custom, flush mounted clocks, destined for installation in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Electric Time Company factory in Medfield, Massachusetts, March 8, 2013.

France to set age of sexual consent at 15 after rape outcry

Currently, France does not have a rule saying a child under a certain age is considered incapable of consenting to sex. The French government is proposing a law that would say anyone under 15 can not consent to sex, after widespread shock at two cases involving 11-year-old girls.

Woman arrested for trying to open cabin door of in-flight plane

Police detained the woman, who remains unidentified at this time, once the flight landed safely into the Boise Airport. She was then handed over to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare where she was going to be evaluated. Thanks to a generous passenger, there is footage of the incident available on YouTube. All other passengers were able to safely deplane at the Boise Airport, and no one was hurt, the airline said.

Imposed emergency to prevent unsatisfactory security situation: SL President

Violence erupted yesterday following which police imposed curfew in the Theldeniya area. Police said a magisterial inquiry into the death was presently underway while a team from the Criminal Investigations Department had also been dispatched to Kandy to conduct a probe into the clashes.

Toyota phasing out diesel cars by 2019

The Toyota Aygo's mid-life refresh brings about a selection of visual and technical updates, with the 2018 vehicle on show for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show. Since then, HEV sales substantially exceed our diesel sales. In commercial vehicles, where personal and business needs (eg torque and payload) remain, Toyota will continue to offer the latest technology diesels, they have confirmed.

Aide to Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu agrees to turn state witness

Misgivings have also been percolating over Iran. Multiple aides and people close to Kushner have insisted the downgrade to a "secret" clearance won't affect his ability to work on Middle East issues. Trump said that construction of the new embassy was already underway and that he might visit the embassy once it was opened. A lot is on the table for the two leaders, most importantly, Iran's growing influence in the Middle East.

Florida teacher removed over report she hosts white nationalist podcast

Scott Hebert, executive director of educational services, told the outlet that they could not confirm that Dayanna Volitich was using this identity, but they would be "looking into the statements she made, checking the validity to see if they violate our code of ethics and policy".

China NPC: Economy growth target 'around 6.5%' in 2018

China's economy outperformed last year's target and registered actual growth of 6.9 percent. "We will stick to the Chinese path in strengthening our armed forces, advance all aspects of military training and war preparedness", Premier Li Keqiang said as he read a report to almost 3,000 delegates at the Great Hall of the People.

Putin's massive troll we missed

The audience of senior officials and lawmakers broke into applause, giving him a standing ovation at one point. Other political analysts are questioning the threat that undetectable nuclear weapons would represent to Canada and the United States.

Trump vs. Jeff Sessions

But Trump was not satisfied; on Wednesday , he tweeted his frustration that Sessions had tapped the inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, to conduct the probe. Special counsel is reportedly investigating... Trump has privately bashed and tweet-trashed Sessions before, most notably when he was angry that Sessions had recused himself from the investigation now run by Robert Mueller .

Missing snowboarder found deceased at Squaw Valley

That was a relief to residents of the coastal foothill town of Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles . Office of Emergency Management Director Rob Lewin says crews are checking roads, debris basins and utilities after the worst of the storm passed over the county's south coast early Friday.

India, Vietnam ink three MoUs on nuclear, economic and trade cooperation

Stating that defence and security is an important pillar of the strong bilateral ties, he said that the all defence services of the two nations enjoy close cooperation and it was decided in the talks to increase cooperation in defence production.

Pakistani lawmakers begin secret vote for senate elections

PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan, despite his party's "surprisingly good" performance in the Senate elections, congratulated PTI candidate Chaudhry Sarwar for being the only opposition member to win a Senate seat from Punjab. There were 65 independent candidates including 23 from the PML-N. PML-N has not spoken about amending the constitution, but it has been on a collision course with the judiciary since the Supreme Court ousted Sharif from power.

Regime strikes in Syria enclave despite UN ceasefire call: Monitor

It said the bombing was less intense than attacks over the past week. The leaders held talks after the UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously demanded a 30-day truce in Syria . Iranian General Mohammad Baqeri, whose government backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said Tehran and Damascus would respect the United Nations resolution.

Seriously injured 15yo cousin of Ahed Tamimi arrested by Israeli soldiers

In testimony to an Israeli military court in December, then-16-year-old Ahed Tamimi reportedly said that she thought that the soldier she had slapped had also been responsible for shooting her cousin. Citing an article in which Muhammad's father Fadel described how his son took a rubber bullet to the skull while witnessing December clashes with IDF soldiers, Mordechai blasted the Tamimi family as a group of con-artists.

Olympic Athletes from Russia violate 'Russia' ban after winning gold

In Gangneung, the Swedish women took control of the match by stealing a point in back-to-back ends - the fourth and the fifth - to beat South Korea 8-3. Russian Federation retook the lead with a little more than six minutes left in the game thanks to Gusev , who banged in a shot off the mask of goaltender Danny aus den Birken.

Missouri governor defiant after indictment linked to affair

A day after Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted, some in his party are calling for him to resign. Ben Trachtenberg, an associate law professor at the University of Missouri, said it would be key to a successful prosecution. He did, however, today step down from a leadership role in the Republican Governors Association. The number of lawmakers demanding that Missouri Gov.

Barnaby Joyce Steps Down

Little-known outside Australia, Joyce made worldwide headlines in 2015 when he deported two dogs brought into Australia by USA actor Johnny Depp without the proper paperwork, a row that became known as the "War on Terrier" . Joyce also said that he will carry on as a member of parliament, moving to the back bench. So "I'll have other things on my mind". Mr Joyce has been in the spotlight following revelations of his affair with his former adviser and now pregnant lover Vikki Campion and ...