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China mulls higher tariffs on US imports

Beijing, March 23 (IANS) China announced on Friday that it was considering higher tariffs for imported US products worth about $3 billion to balance losses caused by the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Beijing. The measures, or the suspension of tariff concessions, will target 128 items including pork, wines and seamless steel tubes, the Ministry of Commerce said.

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Christina Hendricks' love for trauma

Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) The Strangers: Prey At Night director Johannes Roberts says actress Christina Hendricks wanted to do all the trauma scenes in the horror film. The movie revolves around a family's road trip which takes a dangerous turn when they reach a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives. They are attacked by three masked psychopaths, and is about how the f...

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John Bolton replaces McMaster as National Security Adviser

Washington, March 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the United Nations, will replace General H.R. McMaster to be his new National Security Adviser. Trump added that the announcement will be effective on April 9, when there will be an official contact handover, reports Xinhua. I am very thankful for the service of Gen...

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Russia 'highly likely' responsible for ex-spy poisoning: EU leaders

Brussels, March 23 (IANS) Following a time-consuming dinner discussion, leaders of the European Union (EU) on Thursday gave credence to Britain's allegation that highly likely Russia is responsible for poisoning a former spy on British soil, in which Moscow has denied any involvement. EUCO (European Council) agrees with UK government that highly likely Russia is responsible for #Salisbur...

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Research team finds new anti-cancer protein

Geneva, March 23 (IANS) Led by an Indian-origin researcher, a team has discovered a new anti-cancer protein that not only prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver, but also serves as a biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of liver cancer, according to a press release by the University of Basel on Thursday. Liver tumours develop from mutated cells that gro...

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Ringwald doesn't want her movies to be remade

Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Veteran actress Molly Ringwald says she would be devastated if her films in the 1980s -- Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles -- were remade. Ringwald, 50, said that she would love to see a movie inspired by her 1980s films, but would be devastated if they were remade, reports femalefirst.co.uk. When asked whether she would feel nost...

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US House passes $1.3 trillion spending bill

Washington, March 23 (IANS) The US House of Representatives passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill on Thursday that would fund federal agencies through September and avert a government shutdown. In a 256-167 vote, the Republican-led chamber sent the compromise measure to the Senate, which must pass it before current funding expires late Friday night, reports Xinhua. The House just ...

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Patrick Schwarzenegger claimed his role in 'Midnight Sun': Director

Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Director Scott Speer says casting actor Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Patrick in Midnight Sun was a wonderful surprise. Speer's film is based on the Japanese namesake and essays the story of how a girl's dream comes true despite fighting with a life-threatening disorder. Patrick is seen as Charlie Reed in the film, which is being brought to India by PVR Pictur...

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Israel launches probe into Facebook over possible breach of privacy

Jerusalem, March 23 (IANS) Israel's Justice Ministry said on Thursday that an investigation has been launched into Facebook's leak of personal information of Israeli users. The ministry said that the investigation was opened following media reports that data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica had harvested information about Facebook users, reports Xinhua. The Israeli Privacy Protect...

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John Boyega doesn't want to be a director

Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actor John Boyega, who shot to fame as Finn in the latest Star Wars film, is happy being a producer, but doesn't have any plans to helm his own movie. I'm cool now, just steady on for me, directing is... I respect directors, I respect what they do. As a producer you have to rely on the creative vision of your director, but at the same time obviously ...

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Court orders arrest of former S.Korean President

Seoul, March 23 (IANS) A South Korean court on Thursday issued a warrant to arrest former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak over a series of corruption charges. The Seoul Central District Court decided to put Lee, who served his five-year presidential term through early 2013, under custody as he denied almost all of alleged wrongdoings, reports Xinhua. The denial raised a poss...

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Failure teaches more than success: Rakul Preet

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet feels it is very important for everyone to go through ups and downs, and says failure teaches more than success. In life, failure teaches more than success because if you don't have failures you will never value success and never understand how it is to taste success, Rakul told IANS. It is very important for everyone to go through ups...

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US stocks open lower after Fed's rate-hike decision

New York, March 23 (IANS) US stocks opened lower on Thursday as traders were sifting through the Federal Reserve's latest decision to raise interest rates. Shortly after the opening bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 265.07 points, or 1.07 per cent, to 24,417.24, reports Xinhua. The S&P 500 decreased 24.66 points, or 0.91 per cent, to 2,687.27. The Nasdaq Composite I...

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Bengaluru airport wins best award in regional category

Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) The Bengaluru airport won an international award for being the best in India and Central Asia under the regional category, said its operator on Thursday. The Kempegowda international airport was given the Skytrax award for being voted as the best regional airport in India and Central Asia by air travellers at the World Airport Awards at Stockholm in Sweden on W...

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I'm not a singer or dancer: Drew Barrymore

Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore, who is a part of the musical Come As You Are, says she is neither a singer nor a dancer, but has learnt that when youre comfortable in your own shoes, you can do anything. Returning as global brand ambassadors of footwear brand Crocs and starring alongside Barrymore in an all-cast version of the musical are South Korean musician and ac...

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Trump hits China with tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports

Washington, March 23 (IANS) In a move seen as the next salvo in his widening war on Chinese trade abuses, US President on Thursday directed the trade representative to level tariffs on nearly $50 billion worth of Chinese imports. According to CNN, the move comes following a seven-month investigation into the intellectual property theft, which has been a longstanding point of contention i...

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PNB issued over 41,170 LoUs since 2011: Jaitley

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The central government has said that state-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) has issued 41,178 Letters of Undertakings (LoUs) since 2011. PNB has apprised that 7,672 LoUs were issued with validity of 90 days, 20,078 LoUs were issued with validity of 180 days, 11,224 LoUs were issued with validity of 365 days, and 2,204 LoUs were issued with validity of more than...

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Randeep Rai is a very good friend: Eisha

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Eisha Singh and Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai actor Randeep Rai often post their photographs together on social networking sites, but the actress says they are just friends. Apart from images, Randeep had even promoted his dear friend's new fiction show, Ishq Subhan Allah, on his Instagram account. I share so many photos with so many people. He is a very goo...

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Trump's lead lawyer in Russia probe resigns

Washington, March 23 (IANS) John Dowd, US President Donald Trump's lead lawyer who was handling the response to the special counsel investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election, resigned on Thursday. Dowd had considered leaving several times in recent months and concluded that Trump was increasingly ignoring his adv...

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Conrad Sangma briefs Jaitley of Meghalaya's poor fiscal health

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and briefed him about the poor fiscal health of the state especially in terms of block crunch as well as the issue of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. Sangma, who also has the Finance portfolio, discussed wide range of issues such as early sanction of funds to ensure smoo...

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