Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has slammed US claims of alleged Turkish evasion of sanctions against Iran, saying that the US cannot put Turkey on trial and stressing that this step was an attempt to undermine Ankara and its economy. READ MORE: Erdogan Slams Opposition Over Corruption Claims — Reports Reza Zarrab, recently charged in the US for violating US sanctions against Iran, has accused a number of Turkish officials, including Erdogan of alleged participation in the scheme for evasion of these sanctions. © AP Photo / Turkish Official: US to Deceive World Unless They Stop Arms Supplies to YPGThe move was followed by the order of Turkish prosecutors to seize the assets of Reza Zarrab and 22 others as they investigate claims of "espionage for a foreign country" and an "attempt to smuggle assets." Zarrab's testimony also included accusations … [Read more...] about Erdogan Says US Courts Cannot Put Turkey on Trial Amid Row Over Trader’s Charges
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The 2018-19 TV season is heading for the homestretch, so here’s a list of spring premiere dates for new and returning series. It covers more than 200 broadcast, cable and streaming programs debuting from March 19 through May 31 and includes shows that were on hiatus. Please send any additions or adjustments to [email protected] We’ll update the list regularly as more dates are revealed, and our annual list of summer premiere dates will post by June 1. March 19:The Village (NBC, new drama series)Mental Samurai (Fox, new game show series)If Loving You Is Wrong (OWN, Season 4; two-night premiere continues March 20)(Science Channel, Season 4) March 20:The Act (Hulu, new drama series)Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Freeform, new drama series)Big Boy’s Neighborhood (Fuse, Season 2)Step Up: High Water (YouTube Premium, Season 2)Battle of the Ages (BYUtv, new game show series)Dinner Takes All (BYUtv, new cooking competition series) March … [Read more...] about Spring Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series: 2019 Edition
As president of Sudan, Africa's largest nation in area, Jaafar Nimeiri, who has died aged 79, mutated from an enthusiastic, pan-Arabist and socialist into a pragmatic supporter of free enterprise, private ownership and foreign investment. Having seized power in the May revolution of 1969, he fended off successive insurrections but, having suppressed two powerful Sufi orders, the Ansar and Khatmiyya, Nimeiri then recast himself as an imam. In September 1983 he applied sharia law throughout his country, resuscitating outmoded punishments such as amputating the hands of thieves and fornicators, and the ceremonial emptying of liquor worth $5m into the Nile. Such trappings of piety failed to impress the Ansar, or shore up his ebbing fortunes. He was deposed by popular revolt in 1985. Nimeiri's early career closely resembled that of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi. In 1969 both young colonels rose from humble backgrounds to become national leaders overnight. They emulated the secularist Free … [Read more...] about Jaafar Nimeiri
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump didn’t appear to break any law by sharing highly classified information with Russia, but that doesn’t make it any less problematic for America’s intelligence agencies and their overseas partners. Even as Trump’s national security adviser insisted the Oval Office disclosure to visiting Russian diplomats was “wholly appropriate” and routine, few people outside of the White House saw it that way. Especially troubling was that a foreign country provided the intelligence confidentially to the U.S. A look at the legal and national security issues at stake: WHAT DID TRUMP TELL THE RUSSIANS? Trump shared information about a threat from the Islamic State group while hosting Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador to Washington. The threat related to laptops carried on airplanes, according to a senior U.S. official. The information appears to be related to the basis for a U.S. and British decision in March … [Read more...] about AP Explains: Trump disclosure a breach of trust, if not law
India's economic growth seems to be back on a recovery path and the country will be on a firm 7.5 percent plus growth track this fiscal, former chief economic advisor Arvind Virmani said today.He further said the US-China tariff war provides an opportunity to increase India's exports to the US."Economic growth, which has been subject to many ups and downs over the past seven years, seems to be back on a recovery path.Close "... Domestically, the main risk to macro stability is politically driven government consumption spending at the cost of investment and fiscal prudence. If this temptation is resisted, the country will be back on a firm 7.5 percent plus growth track this year (fiscal)," Virmani told PTI in an interview. related news PM Narendra Modi arrives in Kanpur to chair first meeting of National Ganga Council US-China trade deal cuts tariffs for Beijing promise of big farm purchases Snowfall in major tourist places of Himachal He noted that the rise in oil prices due … [Read more...] about India will be back on 7.5% plus growth track this fiscal: Virmani
How long does it take to get over the shock of losing your job as an MP? A year, two days?Inevitably some MPs - such as former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and former SNP leader Alex Salmond - found themselves out of a job in the early hours of this morning - and it can be tough to take.A study by the Open University Business School didn't beat about the bush when summing up just how difficult it can be for some MPs to leave office.It included an anonymous quote from one former MP, who said: "It was like a bereavement, and it was, but there was no funeral."In the same study, Baroness Jowell, who stood down at the 2015 election after 23 years as the MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, explained why it can be such a terrible shock to the system."As an elected politician, you are always switched on and feel the responsibility for your electorate day and night. This is not easy to give up." Election 2017: Which seats changed hands May to form government with DUP For some former … [Read more...] about Election results 2017: How do you get over losing your job as an MP?