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  • Recession fears hit global markets, but German morale improves - business live
    by Graeme Wearden on March 25, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as markets are hit by anxiety over the global economyLatest: German business morale has picked up.....but German factories still struggleIntroduction: Asian markets slide amid recession worriesEuropean markets fallScramble for government bonds pushes down yields‘Inverted’ yield curve raises recession fears 11.46am GMT In other news, UK satellite operator Inmarsat has fallen to a takeover offer, ending a spirited battle to remain independent. Related: UK satellite operator Inmarsat agrees $3.4bn takeover by consortium Related: Majestic Wine to close stores and rebrand under Naked name 10.53am GMT The pound continues to be jolted around by the latest Brexit developments.Sterling is down almost half a cent at $1.317 this morning, as MPs prepare to vote on whether to “take control” of the process (and Theresa May faces her cabinet). Related: Brexit: May chairs cabinet ahead of statement to MPs as calls for her resignation continue - live news In a “no-deal” scenario, the UK will become a third country without any transitionary arrangements. All EU primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the UK from that moment onwards. There will be no transition period, as provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement. This will obviously cause significant disruption for citizens and businesses. In such a scenario, the UK’s relations with the EU would be governed by general international public law, including rules of the World Trade Organisation. The EU will be required to immediately apply its rules and tariffs at its borders with the UK. This includes checks and controls for customs, sanitary and phytosanitary standards and verification of compliance with EU norms. Despite the considerable preparations of the Member States’ customs authorities, these controls could cause significant delays at the border. UK entities would also cease to be eligible to receive EU grants and to participate in EU procurement procedures under current terms. If you intend to travel between the UK and the EU in the event of ‘no deal’, #Prepare4Brexit on:‍♂️ Border checks, visa and customs checks, VAT refund Passenger rights Validity of tickets Healthcare when travelling Driving licences Pets Roaming pic.twitter.com/Bg2Ok62Ctl Continue reading... […]

  • Diana Ross calls for end to criticism of Michael Jackson
    by Ben Beaumont-Thomas on March 25, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Ross describes Jackson as ‘a magnificent incredible force’, following extensive allegations of child sexual abuse against himDiana Ross has voiced support for Michael Jackson in the wake of the explosive Leaving Neverland documentary, which features extensive allegations of child sexual abuse by Jackson.Ross, who duetted live with Jackson and knew him for many years, wrote on Twitter: “This is what’s on my heart this morning. I believe and trust that Michael Jackson was and is a magnificent incredible force to me and to many others.” She called on people to stop the criticism of Jackson, writing “Stop in the name of love”, a reference to the title of one of her biggest hits with the Supremes. Continue reading... […]

  • Liam Ryan racist abuse: West Coast want 'keyboard cowards' punished
    by Reuters on March 25, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Forward subjected to racist abuse on social mediaWestern Australian state premier calls comments ‘hateful’The chief executive of Australian Football League champions West Coast Eagles has demanded “hateful, keyboard cowards” be held to account after one of the team’s Indigenous Australian players suffered racist abuse on social media.West Coast forward Liam Ryan was called a “monkey” by multiple social media users on Channel 7’s AFL Instagram account after the broadcaster asked fans if the 22-year-old should be suspended for a clash with another player during the season-opening loss to the Brisbane Lions over the weekend. Continue reading... […]

  • Russia on Mueller report: 'It has proved what we already knew'
    by Andrew Roth in Moscow on March 25, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Officials say they expect US to increase pressure on Russia despite report’s findingsRussian officials have welcomed the results of the Mueller report, which found that neither Donald Trump nor any of his aides colluded with Russia during the 2016 US election, but said they doubted relations between Russia and the west would improve as a result.“The long-awaited Mueller report has proved what we in Russia knew long ago: there was no conspiracy between Trump or any member of his team and the Kremlin,” wrote Konstantin Kosachev, the chair of the Federation Council’s committee on foreign affairs. Continue reading... […]

  • Montreal to take down 80-year-old crucifix from city chambers
    by Martin Patriquin in Montreal on March 25, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Councillor stresses city’s ‘secular character’ as influence of Catholic Church abatesFor more than 80 years, a crucifix has overseen the civic business of Canada’s second-largest city from its perch above Montreal’s city council chambers. Next month, it will come down for good as the the centuries-old building prepares for renovation – and city councillors have decided that it will not be returned. Continue reading... […]

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  • Dave Grohl Snubbed Big Name At Kurt Cobain Funeral: ‘He Knew’
    by Mike Mazzarone on March 25, 2019 at 4:08 am

    In a new How The Hell Did That Happen? with Mary Lou Lord and Maryanne Window podcast, Lord discussed her late ex-boyfriend, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Here, Lord discussed Dave Grohl boldly choosing to go to Krist Novoselic’s Kurt Cobain after funeral party instead of Courtney Love’s. She also said Grohl was very kind to The post Dave Grohl Snubbed Big Name At Kurt Cobain Funeral: ‘He Knew’ appeared first on AlternativeNation.net. […]

  • Rage Against The Machine Reveal If System of a Down Are Ripoffs
    by Brett Buchanan on March 25, 2019 at 4:07 am

    While some haters have accused System of a Down of jumping on the Rage Against The Machine bandwagon, Brad Wilk recently said he loves them, and feels like RATM ‘passed the baton’ to them when they split in 2000. “History here. Too my left you got @dmfl101 friends since we were 14, fellow drummer and The post Rage Against The Machine Reveal If System of a Down Are Ripoffs appeared first on AlternativeNation.net. […]

  • Guns N’ Roses Icon Claims He Screwed Vince Neil’s Girlfriend
    by Brett Buchanan on March 25, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Mitch Lafon, the host of Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, has sent Alternative Nation the following statement from former Guns N’ Roses manager Alan Niven about Motley Crue and The Dirt, where he makes some bold allegations. Mr. Lefsetz … makes some incontravertable observations. However, i don’t remember him ‘being’ there either. And I was. The post Guns N’ Roses Icon Claims He Screwed Vince Neil’s Girlfriend appeared first on AlternativeNation.net. […]

  • Keith Richards Reveals If He Really Hates Mick Jagger
    by Brett Buchanan on March 25, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Keith Richards discussed his love and hate relationship with The Rolling Stones bandmate Mick Jager in a new Wall Street Journal interview, and it seems like a pivotal career moment made him lean love. Richards said he finally started to appreciate just how hard fronting The Rolling Stones is, when he went solo himself. “I The post Keith Richards Reveals If He Really Hates Mick Jagger appeared first on AlternativeNation.net. […]

  • Gavin Rossdale Reacts To Brutal Nirvana ‘Assault’
    by Brett Buchanan on March 25, 2019 at 4:04 am

    In a new Yahoo interview, Gavin Rossdale reacted to critics trashing the Bush albums Sixteen Stone and Razorblade Suitcase in the 90’s. They were dogged by lazy Nirvana comparisons, which Rossdale describes as “an assault” and “a way to discredit the band.” When asked when he noticed the critical tides start to turn, Rossdale jokes, The post Gavin Rossdale Reacts To Brutal Nirvana ‘Assault’ appeared first on AlternativeNation.net. […]

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  • SL imposes daily 4-hour power cuts
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Sri Lanka's state-run power agency announced Monday that it will cut electricity for four hours on weekdays as dry weather lowers the output of hydropower plants. […]

  • US air strike killed 10 Afghan kids
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Ten children killed by U.S. air strike in Afghanistan - U.N. […]

  • SL asks UNHRC to 'verify facts'
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Sri Lanka, March 25 -- Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana and the Sri Lanka delegation met with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, and the Under-Secretary General in charge of the UN Office in Geneva, Michael Moller, this week, on the sidelines of the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. […]

  • Army party leads in Thai polls
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    <p>A party linked to Thailand's military led the popular vote after most ballots had been counted from Sunday's general election, the country's first since a 2014 coup, giving it a surprise advantage over anti-junta parties hoping to make a comeback.</p> […]

  • Taliban killed 33 Afghan troops
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    An Afghan official says a devastating Taliban attack over the weekend on an army outpost in southern Helmand province killed 26 soldiers and seven policemen _ casualties the country's defense ministry has refused to disclose.&nbs […]