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Tweet Follow me ReutersANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s ban on Twitter ahead of bitterly contested elections brought a furious reaction at home and abroad on Friday, with users of the social networking service denouncing the move as a “digital coup” and the president expressing his …Turkish attempt to ban Twitter backfiresFox NewsTurkey blocks Twitter to end corruption leaksUSA TODAYMany in Turkey Defy Government Ban on TwitterVoice of AmericaWall Street Journal –BBC News –Telegraph.co.ukall...

Tweet Follow me Oakland Mayor Jean Quan had bold, direct words for the Oakland A’s and Major League Baseball. In this vlogger’s video talk with her at the Oakland Running Festival Press Conference, Quan said “You saw that the (Port of Oakland) Port Commission, now that they have eliminated all the maritime uses from Howard Terminal, has begun to take up the proposal from the Ballpark Waterfront Group, which is made up of some of the top CEOs in the city, and they are asking for a one-year exclusive negotiating...

Tweet Follow me The Globe and MailOne of the Canadians killed in an attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul was a Vancouver optometrist who devoted years to helping victims of Afghanistan’s wars and strife. Roshan Thomas founded a tuition-free school in Kabul after delivering eye care to Afghan …Nine killed in Kabul hotel gun attackBBC NewsCalgary woman killed in attack at hotel in AfghanistanCTV NewsVancouver optometrist, another Canadian dead after ‘brazen’ Kabul hotel attack …Toronto...

Tweet Follow me Grading Chris Christie’s Biggest DefeatsPolitickerNJWatching Governor Chris Christie’s shocking BridgeGate implosion, it’s easy to forget the time when he truly seemed unstoppable. Blessed with incredible political gifts and a Jersey bluster to match, Christie seemed to be — to paraphrase his campaign … …read more Source: Chris Christie News From Google ...

Tweet Follow me CBS LocalTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey tourism officials say Gov. Chris Christie won’t be in this year’s commercials trying to entice tourists to visit the state. The governor and his family starred in last year’s “Stronger than the Storm” campaign that …Chris Christie cites tourism data as evidence ‘Stronger Than the Storm’ workedThe Star-LedgerNJ Gov. Chris Christie won’t be in state’s tourism ads this yearKingston Daily FreemanChristie...

Tweet Follow me BBC NewsPresident Vladimir Putin has signed a law formalising Russia’s takeover of Crimea from Ukraine, despite fresh sanctions from the EU and the US. The European Union’s latest measures target 12 people involved in Russia’s annexation of the peninsula.Putin’s Crimea bill may be steepUSA TODAYEU leaders accelerate quest to reduce energy reliance on RussiaReutersPutin ‘Propagandist’ Added to EU Sanctions Without OligarchsBloombergBusinessweek –Christian...

Tweet Follow me Watchdog: Chris Christie’s Post-Sandy Proposal for Federal Funds is “a …Mother JonesAn environmental watchdog group has slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal for more Superstorm Sandy recovery funds, saying that the plan “conflicts with its own announced projects, ignores known threats, and contains numerous flaws.”. and more …read more Source: Chris Christie News From Google ...

Tweet Follow me Alimentary Health, Global Leader in Precision Probiotics Launches Pharmabiotic …PR Newswire UK (press release)DAVOS, Switzerland, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –. Alimentary Health has today announced the launch of its new pharmabiotic subsidiary, Alimentary Health Pharma Davos (AHPD) at World Immune Regulation Meeting (WIRM) in Davos, Switzerland. …read more Source: Davos Forum News From Google ...

Tweet Follow me Alimentary Health, Global Leader in Precision Probiotics Launches Pharmabiotic …SYS-CON Media (press release)DAVOS, Switzerland, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –. Alimentary Health has today announced the launch of its new pharmabiotic subsidiary, Alimentary Health Pharma Davos (AHPD) at World Immune Regulation Meeting (WIRM) in Davos, Switzerland. and more …read more Source: Davos Forum News From Google ...

Tweet Follow me New York Daily NewsSen. Dan Coats joked Friday about the top 10 activities he’ll have to skip since Vladimir Putin listed him among the lawmakers banned from entering Russia. In the satirical Twitter series, the Indiana Republican joked about his disappointment at missing a …Dan Coats channels David Letterman on RussiaWashington Post (blog)The Kremlinology of SanctionsWall Street Journal (blog)Russia imposes retaliatory sanction on US officialsBusiness StandardITAR-TASS –Daily...

Tweet Follow me BBC NewsA woman who threw acid in the face of a friend while wearing a veil as a disguise has been jailed for 12 years. Naomi Oni, 22, suffered burns to her face and chest in the attack near her home in Dagenham, east London, in December 2012. Mary Konye, 22, of …Mary Konye jailed for 12 years for throwing acid in Naomi Oni’s faceDaily MailUK woman jailed 12 years for acid attack on friendSFGateMary Konye: Woman who threw acid in face of friend while disguised in Muslim …Mirror.co.ukExpress.co.ukall...

Tweet Follow me Wall Street JournalBEIJING—U.S. first lady Michelle Obama took ping-pong diplomacy to a new level on Friday on her weeklong tour of China as the two countries try a new tactic to build trust in a often tense relationship. More than 40 years after the traditional Chinese game …Ping pong, calligraphy on Michelle Obama’s first day in ChinaCBS NewsMichelle Obama visits ChinaWashington PostMichelle Obama practices ‘gentle diplomacy’ in ChinaUSA TODAYFinancial Times –ABC...

Tweet Follow me Fox NewsMOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin signed bills at the Kremlin Friday officially completing the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Putin hailed the incorporation of Crimea into Russia as a “remarkable event” before he signed the bills into law. Ukraine and …Russia Sends Mixed Signals on Response to US Sanctions — UpdateWall Street JournalPutin Signs Law Officially Annexing CrimeaVoice of AmericaPositions harden as Russia officially annexes CrimeaHaaretzLos Angeles...

Tweet Follow me Israel: 8 Jews killed leaving Iran in the 1990sCapitalGazette.comJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency says eight Iranian Jews who disappeared while trying to leave the Islamic Republic in the 1990’s were killed. A late Thursday statement from the prime minister’s office, which oversees the agency, … and more …read more Source: World News By Google ...

Tweet Follow me Washington PostKABUL — Afghanistan on Friday acknowledged that an overnight attack by Taliban insurgents on a high-profile luxury hotel near the presidential palace in Kabul has claimed the lives of nine civilians, including four expatriates. The authorities had initially said …Journalist Among 9 Killed in Afghan AttackNew York TimesTaliban teens in hotel slaughterThe AustralianTwo Canadians dead after brazen Kabul hotel attack, says Foreign AffairsToronto StarChristian Science Monitor...

Tweet Follow me Chevron Seeking Millions in Fees after Evading Justice for Polluting RainforestRing of FireOn March 4, Judge Kaplan ruled that the unprecedented $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron was a product of fraud on behalf of Ecuadorian plaintiffs and their attorney Steven Donziger. The $9.5 billion judgment would have compensated Ecuadorians for … and more …read more Source: Chevron Ecuador Fraud News By Google ...

Tweet Follow me BBC NewsEU leaders have signed an agreement on closer relations with Ukraine, in a show of support following Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The EU signed the deal hours after announcing more targeted sanctions. Pro-Moscow leader Viktor Yanukovych’s …Moscow Completes Annexation of Crimea as Ukraine Signs EU PactNew York TimesPutin signs laws annexing Crimea as Russia investors take frightReutersPutin softens stance as sanctions begin to biteWashington PostVoice of America –CNN...

Tweet Follow me USA TODAYBEIJING – With a game of table-tennis, a calligraphy lesson and a walk through Beijing’s famous Forbidden City, first lady Michelle Obama kicked off a week of gentle diplomacy Friday, in the company of her Chinese counterpart, plus Obama’s mother and two …Michelle Obama rolls out soft diplomacy in ChinaWashington PostMichelle Obama Advances First Ladies ‘Soft Diplomacy’ in ChinaBusinessweekMichelle Obama’s China TripWall Street JournalReuters –TIME...

Tweet Follow me Oakland Mayor Jean Quan had bold, direct words for the Oakland A’s, Major League Baseball, and the Golden State Warriors. In this vlogger’s video talk with her at the Oakland Running Festival Press Conference, Quan said “You saw that the (Port of Oakland) Port Commission, now that they have eliminated all the maritime uses from Howard Terminal, has begun to take up the proposal from the Ballpark Waterfront Group, which is made up of some of the top CEOs in the city, and they are...

Tweet Follow me TIMEPeng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping shows U.S. first lady Michelle Obama how to hold a writing brush as they visit a Chinese traditional calligraphy class at the Beijing Normal School, a school that prepares students to go abroad in Beijing, …US first lady meets Chinese president Xi and wifeWashington PostUPDATE 1-Michelle Obama pushes soft diplomacy on visit to ChinaReutersMichelle Obama Begins Good-Will Tour in ChinaNew York Timeseuronews –The Times (subscription)...