Tech boosts Wall Street as trade war fears ebb

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 0.8% in afternoon trade, while the Shanghai Composite rose 1.1%. USA stocks were poised for further solid gains following Monday's advance, with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.6 percent.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels seven Russian staff in solidarity with United Kingdom over Salisbury attack

Nato's intervention came as it was revealed that 26 countries have now joined the United Kingdom in removing Russian envoys as part of joint action against the Kremlin. Russian Federation has denied any involvement. Numerous countries to follow suit on Monday said they did so out of solidarity with the British government.

Syrian rebels Jaish al-Islam refuses to leave Ghouta

Another 20,000 fighters and civilians, refusing to reconcile with the government, have elected to relocate to the rebel-held Idlib province in northern Syria. She has spent sleepless nights waiting by the roadside near Harasta, after hearing rebels were releasing detainees as part of a deal with the regime to evacuate the battered town."I'm scared they'll come out at nighttime and won't find me".

Erdogan Says Turkey Still Aims for 'Full Membership' of EU

Juncker said the summit was one of "mixed feelings but not mixed messages", adding: "It was a good meeting because as this is the normal principle between big democracies, we were able to talk in all frankness and openness". All three European leaders praised the positive role that Turkey has played in the refugee crisis , taking over in several million Syrians and housing them in camps, thus alleviating the flow towards the EU.

How Stormy Daniels Out-Trumped Trump

Meanwhile, the White House declined to indicate whether Trump watched the adult film star's highly anticipated 60 Minutes interview Sunday night, during which she discussed her alleged affair she had the president in 2006. Daniels also detailed her efforts to talk about the affair publicly. Daniels said that before they had sex Trump had broached the idea of her being a contestant on " The Apprentice ", and she likened it to a "business opportunity".

Trump say many lawyers - seeking 'fame & fortune' - want to work for him

Trump moved to beef up his legal team days before Dowd resigned when it was announced that former us attorney Joseph diGenova was coming aboard. "Those conflicts do not prevent them from assisting the president in other legal matters", he added.

Trump signs $1.3 tln budget to avoid USA government shutdown

Trump, meanwhile, has tried to pin the failure to reach a DACA deal on Democrats, arguing, "They don't want DACA" and are merely trying to use the issue as "a political football". Although the measure doesn't fund a border wall, it does include $1.6 billion for border security , including $641 million for 33 miles of fencing and levees along the southern border.

Dropbox debuts on Nasdaq

The offering values Dropbox now at $9.2 billion. Dropbox Inc .'s warm welcome from the market has minted the startup's second billionaire. Dropbox now has over 500 million registered users across 180 countries, but only 11 million of those users are paying.

Iowa family found dead in Mexico

Louis to Danville, Illinois for a Southwestern Community College basketball game Thursday, the Des Moines Register reported . The State Attorney's Office of Quintana Roo, a Mexican state on the Yucatan Peninsula, confirmed the ministry is investigating the cause of their deaths.

US Charges Nine Iranians With Massive Cyber-Campaign on Behalf of IRGC

The defendants were involved in various capacities with the Mabna Institute , a company based in Iran that, according to the Justice Department, has been coordinating cyberattacks to steal academic data and credentials on behalf of the government of Iran.

BJP bags 12 Rajya Sabha seats, crushes SP-BSP bonhomie in UP

The BJP is set to consolidate its position as the largest party in the Rajya Sabha as the results of biennial elections to 58 seats in the House have widened the gap between it and the Congress, even though a majority will continue to elude the ruling NDA.

Almost 150 beached whales die in Australia

More than 140 whales are dead after a mass stranding at Hamelin Bay, 315 kilometres south of Perth, sparked a shark advice alert for the area and a major rescue operation. United Kingdom visitor Barrie Brickle described how the whales repeatedly beached themselves after being pushed back to sea. 'Their highly social nature and strong familial bonds could explain why this species is amongst those cetaceans that most frequently mass-strand- where when one whale becomes stranded the ...

North Korea agrees to hold summit preparation talks on Mar 29

Trump also signed into law the Counter America's Adversaries Through Sanction Act, which imposed new sanctions on North Korea. The North on Saturday accepted the South's proposal to meet at Panmunjom, the Unification Ministry statement said.

Judge to hear request to block abortion law

MS is among a small handful of states with only one remaining clinic that provides abortion services: in this case , Jackson Women's Health Organization. In commending the state's lawmakers, Bishops Kopacz and Kihneman also criticized lawmakers in Congress who let the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act fail in the House of Representatives.

Koreas kick off talks on S. Korean art troupe's performance in Pyongyang

The Ministry of Unification said that Yun Sang, 50, is deemed suitable as director of Seoul's art group, given his experience in dealing with diverse genres and the short period of preparations for a Pyongyang concert. "We will prepare well to showcase great performances". The latest round of cultural exchange was a result of the two Koreas' talks in the run-up to and after the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Boko Haram Returns Kidnapped Nigerian Girls with Warning, Witnesses Say

Most of the other girls were taken to a hospital guarded by the military, witnesses said. "I saw about 50 of them but I haven't seen Aisha, my daughter. "They just told us on Saturday to get onto boats". The Dapchi abduction has piled pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari, who came to power in 2015 promising to crack down on Boko Haram's nine-year-old insurgency and could face the voters again next year.

Suspected Austin serial bomber dead after blowing himself up

Investigators noted he researched addresses online in Cedar Park and Austin and apparently was aiming to use them as targets, KVUE reported, quoting sources close to the investigation . Before those personnel arrived, the suspect vehicle started to drive away and authorities followed. He then pulled off the road onto the frontage road.

Egypt's court bars Uber, Careem from operating in country

It also mentioned that the two services are not legally regulated and affected the livelihood of the taxi drivers. An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered authorities to revoke the operating licenses of the Uber and Careem ride-hailing services and block their mobile apps and software.

Indian workers in Iraq confirmed dead

He said that the other 39 men were executed by the militants after they were captured. Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala, "The government had on seven occasions told the families of the 39 Indians kidnapped by Daesh that they were alive." he told reporters.

Federal Bureau of Investigation asks Austin bomber to contact law enforcement

The latest of four bombings in the Austin area in the past 16 days has a " higher level of sophistication " than the previous three, according to an update from Austin Interim Police Chief Brian Manley. Investigators said it may have been detonated by a trip wire. Two men in their 20s were hurt in the latest blast. "We're one of the safest cities in the country now dealing with some pretty horrific events and I think the important message right now is just to tell people if you see ...