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Day: March 14, 2017

White House says Donald Trump doesn’t believe Barack Obama wiretapped him personally
America, ENGLISH

White House says Donald Trump doesn’t believe Barack Obama wiretapped him personally

    Donald Trump The White House has said Donald Trump does not believe Barack Obama wiretapped him personally  even if as it called on the Congress to press ahead with a probe into the president’s allegation. Mr Trump last weekend accused Mr Obama of electronically eavesdropping on him shortly before the November election. He did so without providing any evidence, and the White House called on Congress to investigate the claim. White House press secretary Sean Spicer insisted Mr Trump still believed the allegation he had made. Yet he said the president had used the word wiretap to more broadly refer to surveillance or other activities. He does not think Obama went out there and wiretapped him personally, he said. There are are a whole host of techniques to or surveil someone....
Parliament passes Brexit bill and opens way to triggering article 50
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Parliament passes Brexit bill and opens way to triggering article 50

    Theresa May’s Brexit bill has cleared all its hurdles in the Houses of Parliament, opening the way for the prime minister to trigger article 50 by the end of March. Peers accepted the supremacy of the House of Commons late on Monday night after MPs overturned amendments aimed at guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens in the UK and giving parliament a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal. The decision came after a short period of so-called ping pong when the legislation bounced between the two houses of parliament as a result of disagreement over the issues. The outcome means the government has achieved its ambition of passing a straightforward two-line bill that is confined simply to the question of whether ministers can trigger article 50 and start the formal Brexit p...
North Korea warns of merciless strikes as U.S. carrier joins South Korea drills
Asia, ENGLISH

North Korea warns of merciless strikes as U.S. carrier joins South Korea drills

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday of merciless attacks if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson, which is joining South Korean forces for exercises, infringes on its sovereignty or dignity. North Korea, which has alarmed its neighbours with two nuclear tests and a string of missile launches since last year, said the arrival of the U.S. strike group was part of a reckless scheme to attack it. If they infringe on the DPRK's sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater, the North's state KCNA news agency said. North Korea's official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). On March 11 alone, many enemy carrier-...
May hits back over Sturgeon’s demand for new independence vote
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

May hits back over Sturgeon’s demand for new independence vote

    Scottish govt Nicola Sturgeon said Scots would be given a choice about whether to follow the UK into a ‘hard Brexit’ or become independent. Theresa May has faced down Nicola Sturgeon’s demand for a second referendum on Scottish independence, accusing the SNP leader of  tunnel vision and rejecting her timetable for a second vote. The prime minister said that the Scottish leader’s plan to hold a second referendum between the autumn of 2018 and spring 2019 represented the worst possible timing, setting the Conservative government on a collision course with the administration in Holyrood. The first minister’s intervention had been timed a day ahead of when May had been predicted to trigger article 50, but No 10 later indicated that it would not serve notice to leave the EU unt...
News Brief from Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News Brief from Bangladesh High Commission London

President Md. Abdul Hamid yesterday urged all concerned specially guardians and teachers of educational institutions to be aware of the misguided youths involved in militancy and terrorism. He said this to a public gathering on President Abdul Hamid Government College premises at Itna upazila, Kishoreganj. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina goes to Laxmipur today to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of 27 development projects in the district. This will be the first visit of her to the district since 1997. The Cabinet yesterday approved the draft of 'The Standards of Weights and Measures Bill, 2017', raising the amount of fine for cheating in weight and measurement. The approval was given at the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at the Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sh...