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Putin critic Alexei Navalny arrested at anti-corruption protest in Moscow

Navalny was bundled into a police bus, which was unable to drive away for several minutes as crowds gathered around it and tried to free him. Navalny denies any wrongdoing, saying his convictions in two separate cases were politically motivated punishment for his opposition to Putin.

Permit Approving Keystone Pipeline To Be Signed By Monday

The Keystone XL pipeline would bring more than 800,000 barrels per day of heavy crude from Canada's oil sands in Alberta into Nebraska, linking to an existing pipeline network feeding U.S. That's some big pipeline , Trump said as he read over notes at his desk in the Oval Office. "Nebraska!" he said to Girling. The president said he would get in touch with Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts later in the day.

Meeting Le Pen not interference, says Putin

Other French-language Russian media sources have spread unsubstantiated claims that Le Pen's pro-EU rival, Emmanuel Macron, had a gay love affair and that he was an agent of USA banks and of Saudi Arabia. The Front National in 2014 received a controversial 9 million euros ($9.7 million) loan from a Russian bank that later went bankrupt. Marine Le Pen is convinced that "there is a civil war in Ukraine" and there are no Russian troops there.

Families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia

According to the broadcaster, the complaint cited Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency reports that found some of the attackers had received support from individuals allegedly connected to the Saudi government. The suit follows a congressional override of then-President Barack Obama's veto in September, which enacted a law allowing an exception to the legal principle of sovereign immunity in cases of terrorism on U.S.

Retail sales rise 3.7% in February

Shoppers spent an estimated £1bn a week online with United Kingdom retailers during February, according to official figures out this week. "As a result, with credit conditions remaining supportive, and consumers' confidence in the outlook for their own finances still quite strong, we expect overall household spending to slow this year, rather than collapse outright", Hollingsworth said.

Starbucks in hiring spree fueled by continuing store expansion

Schultz said that Starbucks' social mission is especially important in 2017, at "a time when hate and violence, both at home and overseas, threaten our shared values". The company also surpassed its goal of hiring 10,000 Opportunity Youth. The annual meeting was Schultz's last as the company's CEO. "I have venti shoes to fill", Johnson said.

More immigrants head across USA border to Canada

A wave of illegal immigrants residing in the U.S. In January and February, a total of 525 air travellers - 400 in Ontario, 90 in Quebec, 35 in British Columbia and nine in Alberta - sought asylum upon arrival at airports, said the Canada Border Services Agency.

French presidential debate dominated by Islam and Burkini row

While polls show Macron and Le Pen establishing a clear lead in the first round , conservative candidate Francois Fillon, the one-time front-runner, has fallen back, damaged by a scandal surrounding the employment of his wife as a parliamentary assistant.

Malaysia says found out murdered Kim Jong Nam's identity from son's DNA

Health officials told the AP that Kim's relatives would have a few weeks to retrieve the body. Kim Jong Nam, who had been living in the Chinese territory of Macau under Beijing's protection, had spoken out publicly against his family's dynastic control of the isolated, nuclear-armed North Korea.

Google Apologizes for Ads Appearing Alongside Offensive Content

LONDON-An executive for Alphabet Inc.'s Google apologized Monday for commercials that appeared before extremist videos on its YouTube site and said it would simplify tools that allow advertisers to control where their ads appear. MPs recently said Google was "still profiting from hatred" after it failed to remove videos from groups allegedly linked to terrorism. It is expected that the controls brands have over their ads and where they will appear are to be modified said Brittin, ...

Syria fires missiles at Israeli warplanes on bombing run

It did not provide additional details except to say that "several anti-aircraft missiles" had been fired from Syria during the operation, one of which was intercepted by Israeli air defenses. "The next time the Syrians use their air defence systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation", Lieberman said on Israeli public radio.

Manchester City v Liverpool Betting Tips

Leroy Sane's 71st-minute goal handed City a 6-5 advantage on aggregate, but Bakayoko turned home Thomas Lemar's free-kick 13 minutes from time as Monaco claimed a famous win. But because they are human beings, they missed a few chances and they are out. "It's impossible. We will try and improve the team but it's impossible (to do that much) with the way the transfer market is".

Key parts of Trump's 'Travel Ban 2.0' blocked by Hawaii federal judge

Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on Wednesday afternoon, the day before it was supposed to go into effect. The losing side - the Trump administration or the state of Hawaii - can appeal the Court of Appeals' decision in the Supreme Court. In other words: the first version of the ban is effectively dead in the water.

Police obtain Interpol's help in hunt for North Koreans

The exiled North Korean was said to have two wives and three children. The family of the murdered Kim Jong-nam will allow Malaysia to determine what to do with his body, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. About 315 North Koreans are in Malaysia. Malaysian newspaper The Star quoted the deputy prime minister as saying that the Malaysian government had not ruled out handing over Kim's body to North Korea to secure the return of nine of its nationals.

Voting takes place in Holland's closely-watched parliamentary election

If the results pan out that way, there will be nearly no chance for Wilders to become the country's Prime Minister . The title of Wilders" 1-page election manifesto (only in Dutch) translates into English as "Make the Netherlands ours again'.

Anbang Says Report of Investment in Kushner Tower 'Not Correct'

The prominent Chinese firm will invest in the Kushners' marquee Manhattan office tower at 666 Fifth Avenue, reported Bloomberg Monday. The deal would value the 41-story tower at $2.85 billion, the most ever for a single Manhattan building: $1.6 billion for the office section and $1.25 billion for the retail section.

EU Leaders Criticize Turkey Over Accusations of 'Nazism, Fascism'

The BBC's Mark Lowen, in Istanbul, says that Turkey and the Netherlands, two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, are now locked in an "unprecedented diplomatic crisis". Earlier on Saturday, in an interview with private broadcaster CNN Turk , Mr Cavusoglu said: "If the Netherlands cancels my flight permit, our sanctions to the Netherlands would be heavy".

Goa Elections: Hung assembly with political instability & 5-year dramatics to unfold

The BJP has also swept neighbouring Uttarakhand. BJP candidates won in all major cities, including Lucknow, Allahabad, Kanpur and Varanasi, Modi's Lok Sabha constituency. The upper house has 245 members, a third of whom retire every two years. A decision as to who will be BJP's new chief minister in UP would be made by the party's highest policy-making forum - the parliamentary board - and the legislature party in the state soon, Shah said.

Arsenal players 'unjustifiably criticised' after loss to Bayern - Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger insisted his players were "unjustifiably criticised" after their 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich, calling their performance "outstanding" and rejecting the notion they had let him down. " The first defeat in Bayern I accept, but the last one against Bayern when you are down to 10 men against a team of that quality and you then concede a penalty, it is not a football game any more".

ANOTHER Taylor Swift Stalker Has Been Arrested! Get The Scary Deets!

Taylor Swift has been granted an order of protection against a man who has allegedly been stalking her since December of 2016. The fan is a 29-year-old man named Mohammed Jaffar , and understandably this really freaked out TayTay. Surveillance video footage at Swift's home shows Jaffer having made it to the roof of her building on one occasion and on another, going to the floor of her penthouse and relentlessly ringing her doorbell for over 45 minutes.

Almost a million people lose power in MI after high winds

A University of MI airplane crashed while trying to take off from the Willow Run Airport at Ypsilanti, located in Washtenaw County. The utility reported the winds took down 7,900 wires and broke about 1,000 poles. "We appreciate their commitment to safety and our customers' continued patience". DTE crews will be working 16-hour shifts around the clock to restore power, and additional crews from Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Pennsylvania will be in MI on Thursday morning to assist.

Erdogan spox says no decisions on Syria's Raqqa operation yet

The Kurdish militia also handed over last week several villages in western Manbij to the Syrian army to serve as a buffer zone with the Turkish troops. "It's quite natural for Syrian troops to be there, because that's Syrian territory". Therefore, the US-led coalition stationed forces in Manbij to send a message to all forces to keep their focus on ISIS.

S Korea's opposition presidential contender solidifies support ahead of impeachment ruling

The Constitutional Court said Wednesday the ruling will be televised live. Park Geun-hye was suspended from his presidential duties for three months. In a written statement on Monday, Ms Park said she was innocent of the charges but had "belated regret, that I should have been more cautious with my trust in her [Ms Choi]".

Boeing 737 MAX 9 makes its debut

Boeing had rolled out the largest member of the family, the MAX 9 on Tuesday, and also announced its plans for a stretched MAX 10. Like the MAX 8, the MAX 9 is designed for greater fuel efficiency than Boeing's previous generation of single-aisle 737 jets, which make up the world's most widely sold class of airplanes.

Cruising for a bruising: Ship nearly crashes into Florida home

Get out", Todhunter frantically yelled as her husband tried to wave down the boat. But they say this time, the ship came: "'Too close, too, close", said Yasmine. According to Port Everglades personnel, the cruise ships are controlled by harbor pilots from the Port Everglades Pilots Association, not the cruise lines' captains, when entering or exiting the port.

Nicola Sturgeon would lose independence referendum, says Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson

She described the SNP government as interested only in stoking-up endless constitutional grievance and furthering their obsession with independence, at the expense of Scottish public services like the NHS and education. Ahead of the PM's speech, Sturgeon told Bloomberg: "The Scottish government's approach since the European Union referendum has been to offer compromise and to seek consensus at every turn".

Syrian peace talks in Geneva end without resolution

The general principles on the future of Syria were derived from points set out by United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura previous year, Hariri told reporters after the final meeting of the round of United Nations -led talks in Geneva, the first in 10 months.

Oil ticks up on weaker dollar, stalled Russian output cuts

Oil prices, however, have been unusually stable since producers agreed in November to reduce the oversupply that has weighed on prices for more than two years, with both Brent and USA crude locked in $5 ranges. Saudi Arabia and Angola was reported to have cut production by half helping offset weaker compliance by other members that agreed to limit their output.

LeEco denies India exit rumors, to soon launch new smartphones and TVs

LeEco got into India only a year ago in February with its smartphones and Televisions being sold exclusively on Flipkart. After laying off a substantial number of employees - as many as 85 per cent staff across the sales, marketing and distribution departments in India, Chinese internet and technology conglomerate LeEco on Friday denied plans to exit the India operations as of now.

More than 20 US strikes targeted Al-Qaida in Yemen: Pentagon

More than 20 strikes launched Thursday targeted AQAP militants, equipment and infrastructure in the Yemeni governorates of Abyan, Al Bayda and Shabwah, according to a statement by Pentagon spokesman Capt. The officials told The Associated Press that USA jets and drones have targeted the district of al-Sawmaa in the province of Bayda during the early hours in the morning.