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Worldwide Oklahoma House passes revenue measure to fund teacher, state employee raises
Author: 0 Oklahoma House passes revenue measure to fund teacher, state employee raises

The plan also would raise the gross production tax on oil and gas drillers to 5 percent on all wells. Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, said the Senate is still awaiting language and details on the plan itself. But even if they approve the funding bill, it may not be enough. Dozens more are prepared to close indefinitely or have plans to use bad-weather days or add hours to the end of the calendar so classrooms can remain empty.

Worldwide Iraq orders forces to Turkey border to counter Ankara intervention
Author: 0 Iraq orders forces to Turkey border to counter Ankara intervention

Membership negotiations began in 2005, but have since stalled over a number of issues that Erdogan refuses to compromise on. Today's EU-Turkey meeting reaffirms the importance both sides give to our relationship. "It would be a grave mistake for Europe, which claims to be a global force, to push Turkey out of its expansion policy", he said. This has all whipped up an increasingly acrimonious war of words and made Turkey's prospects of joining the European Union - an objective that Erdogan ...

Worldwide Ireland to take action against Russian Federation over United Kingdom nerve agent attack
Author: 0 Ireland to take action against Russian Federation over United Kingdom nerve agent attack

Russia's Ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov has been told one of his staff must "leave the jurisdiction". Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire. Croatia has stood behind the United Kingdom and will expel a Russian diplomat. 'I have briefed the Government on my intended course of action. The minister said the Russian ambassador to Ireland had been informed that a member of staff with diplomatic status was to have that status terminated and must leave Ireland.

Worldwide Ex-Catalan minister turns herself in in Scotland
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Spain issued a European Arrest Warrant for Ms Ponsatí and seeks her return to face trial on the charges, which are linked to the independence referendum organised by the Catalan government last October in defiance of rulings by the Constitutional Court of Spain .

Worldwide Uber App Navigates Driver Down Flight of Stairs to Exit Parking Lot
Author: 0 Uber App Navigates Driver Down Flight of Stairs to Exit Parking Lot

With so many technical mishaps and driver errors occurring on the streets of our city, it's become a veritable scavenger hunt to catch one in action. Last week, there was an accident involving Uber's self-driving auto which struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. In 2014, a driver for Vina Cab also drove down the same staircase.

Worldwide Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu has mild viral illness, hospital tests show
Author: 0 Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu has mild viral illness, hospital tests show

Mr Netanyahu's ill health comes just weeks after police recommended he should be charged with bribery, fraud and breach of public trust . Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to a hospital on Tuesday where he was diagnosed with a mild viral illness of the upper respiratory system, according to officials with the hospital and the Prime Minister's office.

Worldwide French officer remembered for 'act of devotion'
Author: 0 French officer remembered for 'act of devotion'

During the ceremony, Mr Macron will posthumously award Mr Beltrame the Legion of Honour, France's highest award. The attacker wounded four other people, including the driver of the hijacked auto and a policeman shot while out jogging. Meanwhile, a mass will be held at 10:30 am (local time) today in Trebes , where Lakdim carried out his final attack on a supermarket . He joined France's elite police special forces in 2003 and served in Iraq in 2005.

Worldwide Myanmar Parliament Elects New President
Author: 0 Myanmar Parliament Elects New President

Win Myint is a lawyer and former activist who stood beside Suu Kyi during the 1988 democracy movement that was brutally suppressed by the then military junta. The president's role, under this arrangement, is largely ceremonial. He was elected speaker of the Lower House in 2016. Win Myint, speaker of Lower House of Parliament, leaves after attending a parliament meeting at Naypyitaw, Myanmar March 11, 2016.

Worldwide My predecessor may have been murdered - Whistleblower claims in Cambridge Analytica scandal
Author: 0 My predecessor may have been murdered - Whistleblower claims in Cambridge Analytica scandal

As a result, a shady political consultancy was able to harvest private data from an estimated 50 million user profiles when just a few hundred thousand users took a personality quiz offered the firm. "Wylie, who came to the hearing with his hair dyed pink, said that besides the work for Congress, CA has "done all kinds of projects" in India". Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on March 21 admitted that it was a "breach of trust" to allow an app developed by Cambridge University professor ...

Worldwide 3 militants killed in Rajouri encounter: deputy commissioner
Author: 0 3 militants killed in Rajouri encounter: deputy commissioner

In another anti-terror operation, four terrorists were gunned down by the security forces in the Sunderbani region, in Jammu and Kashmir . "The forces are on the job for suspected fourth militant (hiding in the area)", said deputy commissioner, Rajouri , Shahid Choudhary.

Worldwide Delhi sealing drive: Major markets closed as traders down shutters
Author: 0 Delhi sealing drive: Major markets closed as traders down shutters

The markets to remain closed on Wednesday include Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazar, Chawri Bazar, Connaught Place, Gandhi Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Ashok Vihar, Rajouri Garden, Lajpat Nagar, Greater Kailash, South Extension, Sarojini Nagar, Kamla Nagar, Naya Bazar, Bhagirath Place, Lajpatrai Market, Kashmiri Gate, Preet Vihar, Shahadra, Krishna Nagar, Janak Puri, Tilak Nagar, Model Town and many more.

Worldwide PM Narendra Modi bids farewell to retiring Rajya Sabha MPs
Author: 0 PM Narendra Modi bids farewell to retiring Rajya Sabha MPs

Rajya sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday bid farewell to retiring members of the Rajya Sabha, hailing their contribution to the functioning of the House. "Everyone will remember Professor (P. J.) Kurien and his smiling face; this has been his specialty and he played an important role in running the House".

Worldwide Three men sentenced to 20 years in jail for minor girls gangrape
Author: 0 Three men sentenced to 20 years in jail for minor girls gangrape

Her lawyer Kevin Lawlor asked the court to release Momberg on bail pending the outcome of her application for leave to appeal the jail sentence. The matter was postponed to April 4 for an application for leave to appeal. "In other cases, crimen injuria was coupled with other charges". She was found guilty on four counts of crimen injuria on November 3 2016. In June 2017, the Equality Court awarded damages of R100 000 to Constable Clement Mkhondo after he was verbally assaulted by ...

Worldwide Trump to announce trade sanctions on China
Author: 0 Trump to announce trade sanctions on China

China warned the United States on Friday that it was "not afraid of a trade war " as it threatened tariffs on $3 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation over the USA measures. "Nobody wins from a trade war", he said. On the other hand, you have to ask yourself, can we go on with a $800 - and growing - billion trade deficit.

Worldwide Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abassi frisked at USA airport, leaves media outraged
Author: 0 Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abassi frisked at USA airport, leaves media outraged

In a major embarrassment for Pakistan, the country's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was frisked as part of a routine security check at a U.S. airport, reports said on Wednesday. Another Pakistan TV anchor has reportedly said, "He should be ashamed for saying he went on a private visit. He is representing the country€¦ there are certain protocols when you are representing 22 crore people", roared one panellist, insisting that Pakistan had been humiliated and Abbasi had brought shame on ...

Worldwide SoftBank, Saudi Arabia to create World's Biggest Solar Power Project
Author: 0 SoftBank, Saudi Arabia to create World's Biggest Solar Power Project

Oil-rich - and sun-blessed - Saudi Arabia has pursued an increasingly ambitious renewables programme, including wind and solar tender rounds created to propel it to 9.5GW of renewable energy capacity by 2023. The announcement took place during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's trip across the United States. The 32-year-old king-in-waiting and a Saudi delegation are cementing ties with the Trump administration and lining up American investors as the kingdom embarks upon an ambitious plan ...

Worldwide Benjamin Netanyahu hospitalized in Israel
Author: 0 Benjamin Netanyahu hospitalized in Israel

Because there is no vice prime minister, there must be a vote to declare a temporary prime minister if Netanyahu undergoes tests that require sedation. A lack of rest, he explained, caused his condition to deteriorate. "It's business as usual at this stage". According to his office, he was taken to hospital in his auto and not in an ambulance.

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