President Vladimir Putin has marked the fifth anniversary of what Moscow considers the day Crimea became part of Russia by visiting Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula, as NATO, the United States, and the European Union again condemned what they called the "illegal " land grab. On March 18, 2014, Putin signed a treaty that Moscow claims made Ukraine's Crimea region part of Russia, after Russian forces seized control of the peninsula and organized a referendum that was not recognized by the international community. Ukraine and the West have slammed Russia's move as an "illegal " annexation, leading to sanctions against Russian individuals and entities. The annexation of Crimea and Russia's role in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have been fighting against Russia backed separatists since April 2014, sent ties between Moscow and the West plunging to post Cold War lows. The conflict in eastern Ukraine has left around 13,000 people dead, some 30,000 injured, and uprooted well over 1 million Ukrainian citizens, according to UN and Ukrainian officials. In Washington, Kurt Volker, the U.S. special envoy for Ukraine, called the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea a "sad day. " "This is an illegal occupation, an illegal seizure of territory, and we fundamentally stand behind Ukraine in insisting that its territorial integrity be restored, " Volker told journalists. In a statement, NATO described the annexation of Crimea as "a serious breach of international law and a major challenge to Euro Atlantic security. " The Western military alliance's North Atlantic Council criticized Russia's "ongoing and wide ranging military build up " in Crimea, and raised concerns over its "efforts and stated plans for further military build up " in the Black Sea region. The allies also accused the "Russian de facto authorities in illegally annexed Crimea " of carrying out human rights abuses against "Ukrainians, the Crimean Tatars, and members of other local communities, " including "extrajudicial killings, abductions, enforced disappearances, violence, arbitrary detentions, arrest, and torture. "They said that there would be no return to "business as usual " with Moscow until there was a "a clear, constructive change in Russia's actions. "
Wizz Air (WIZZ.L), the largest low cost airline in central and eastern Europe, reported an 18% year on year surge in passenger numbers in December early on Thursday, extending a trend seen in earlier months of 2018. The increase in traffic came as the carrier announced 14 new routes to and from the UK, Bulgaria, Poland, and Romania in December, according to a hellip; In reviewing some key ratios and quant data for CI Financial Corp (TSX:CIX), we note that the mother of all ratios (Return on Equity) stands at 0.431778 for the firm. ROE reveals what percentage of each investment dollar is returned as a profit. Used in conjunction with a variety of other ratios, this indicator is a very important tool for hellip;
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Shares of LogMein (LOGM), a provider of communication and support services, jumped late on Thursday after the firm reported earnings and sales that beat analysts; expectations for the third quarter as it said that renewal rates returned to #8216;historical levels; in its communications and collaboration business. Sales rose to $308.9 million during the three months that ended September 30, from hellip; Shares of AT #038;T (T) were just higher pre market Thursday after media reports said nine state attorney generals have filed an amicus brief on Wednesday asking the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to affirm a lower court 's decision to allow the company 's acquisition of Time Warner. The Justice Department is appealing US District Judge Richard Leon 's ruling in hellip;
Loughlin is not expected to return to Netflix;s Fuller House, on which she reprised her role of Aunt Becky from her days on the original Full House sitcom, according to reports from Deadline and TVLine.Her departure would not impact production as Fuller House has not yet begun filming its fifth and final season. Loughlin also is a recurring guest star and not a series regular.
The festival is returning this year after a fallow year in 2018, which, for those of us who are unfamiliar with farming jargon, is when they periodically take a year off to allow the festival grounds to recover from being trampled by thousands of people. This year s performance will mark the fourth time The Cure have headlined the festival, a feat matched only by Coldplay. The Guardian reports that The Prodigy were also set to perform this year but were forced to cancel after the passing of frontman Keith Flint.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Algeria's capital on Friday in the biggest protest yet to call on 82 year old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to step down after two decades in power.
Mazen looks like he wants to disappear into his gray hoody as he sits in the corner of a tent in a camp for displaced Yazidis in Iraq. The 13 year old boy's eyes are haunted and huge in a face still gaunt from not getting enough to eat.After almost five years held captive by ISIS, Mazen says he wants to talk about what happened to him but he doesn't have the words.
March 13, 2019 04:33 PM There is no scientific link between vaccines and autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control.A federal judge in New York has ruled not to lift a ban which would have allowed 40 unvaccinated children to return to school, where they have been barred for months amid a county wide measles outbreak.
Hugo Lloris insists Tottenham will return from their extended break hungry and re energised.
During the course of the last week, MGM shares went down 1.04%, which made investors and traders take note of this company s shares. MGM stock have already provided investors with a return of 0.52% in the period of the last year, moving up by 9.69% since the start of this year. When it comes to monthly loss, the stock recorded a 8.15% return in the course of the last 30 days, additionally having the equity price jump by 2.39% in the course of the last 90 days. Speaking of half yearly performance, MGM Resorts International tapped a 0.52% loss. Taking this case into mind, analysts are debating on the question of whether is it too late to buy MGM. Analysts and stock market researchers are definitely bullish on the case of MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) when it comes to its potential in near term growth. That is how the researchers and analysts are predicting that the stocks will get additional $7.6 in the period of the next 12 months. There is of course an average price target, suggesting that MGM will have a more modest performance when it comes to its average value, targeting 29% of gains.
Zinedine Zidane s arrival at Real Madrid has strengthened Eden Hazard s resolve to leave Chelsea this summer, reports say.Real approached Chelsea about signing Hazard in the days before Zidane s return to the club and the Belgian is set to double down on his demand to exit Stamford Bridge.
The race for a Champions League spot is really start to heat up with seven games of the 2018 19 Premier League season remaining.Chelsea are now only a single point behind Spurs in third after recording a late 2 1 win over Cardiff City on Sunday afternoon.
President Donald Trump's NASA budget request for the 2020 fiscal year includes funding for a Mars sample return mission that could launch as soon as 2026, the space agency's chief Jim Bridenstine said today (March 11).The mission would fetch rock samples packed up by the agency's Mars 2020 rover and bring them back to Earth for study in terrestrial labs. Such a mission has frequently been discussed, but not typically included on a budget request for the agency; NASA's concrete timeline for Mars science missions to Mars has always fizzled out after the Mars 2020 rover mission.
NASA's FY2020 budget proposal arrived on 11 March, and amid the excitement over the potential for a fresh bootprint in the lunar dust, there was some bad news for the SLS on which they are expected to travel.While EM1 (the uncrewed first mission) and EM2 (a crewed mission to "slingshot" around the moon in 2023) are both funded, both will be launching using the Block 1 incarnation of the SLS launcher.
Once again, an almost brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes not long after takeoff as it flies erratically and pilots ask to return to the airport.
Donald Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US Cuban president calls for strengthened defenses, economy in response to Trump threats House chairman says Treasury s concerns over Donald Trump s tax returns lack merit FILE President Donald Trump receives a briefing about border security at the Rio Grande in McAllen, Texas, Jan. 10, 2019. Trump will ask Congress on March 11 for .6 billion in additional funding to build a wall along the United States border with Mexico. (Doug Mills The New York Times) Written by Peter Baker and Jim TankersleyPresident Donald Trump, undaunted by perhaps the most bruising legislative defeat of his tenure, plans to kick off a fresh effort Monday to pressure Congress to pay for a wall along the southwestern border, most likely setting up another showdown with Democrats who have vowed to block his signature project.
Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah maintain top positions in ICC ODI rankings Never underestimate importance of MS Dhoni, says Michael Clarke India World Cup squad: Key questions before naming 15 man squad Ind vs Aus 4th ODI: India are currently leading 2 1 in the five match ODI series. (AP Photo) India vs Australia, Ind vs Aus 4th ODI: After going down in the third ODI against Australia by 32 runs, India would look to get back to winning ways when they lock horns in the fourth match on Sunday. India are currently leading 2 1 in the five match series and a win will confirm the series win for them.The visitors, on the other hand, would like to carry forward their winning momentum and level the series. Good news for Australia is Aaron Finch returned to form as the Aussie skipper smashed 93 runs off 99 deliveries in Ranchi. It has been over two years since Australia last won an ODI series.