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Texas Gas Prices for March 12-18

Texas Gas Prices for March 12-18

Compared with the same day past year, the national average price of $2.29 is about 30 cents a gallon higher. "I remain optimistic that the annual spring rally at the pump could be less severe than expected, but remain cautious as it remains hard to know where the new path will lead oil prices in the week ahead", DeHaan said. Read More

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N.Korean Defectors Arrested in China

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday he is not ruling out military action against North Korea if a threat warrants it. Tillerson , for his part, said that Trump values communications with Xi and is ready to develop ties based on steering clear of conflict and confrontation and pursing win-win strategies . Read More

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Israel denies Syria shot down a warplane

The leader of Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, confirmed on Saturday that an Israeli airstrike hit one of his group's strategic strongholds in Syria on Thursday night. In December, Liberman told a delegation of European Union envoys that Israel will "prevent the smuggling of sophisticated weapons, military equipment and weapons of mass destruction from Syria to Hezbollah". Read More

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Syrian forces fire at Israeli jets

Israel's Channel 10 reported that the targets were weapons shipments for Hezbollah, but there was no official confirmation for this. "Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission and (Israeli) aerial defence systems intercepted one of the missiles", it said . Read More

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Pirates OPEN FIRE at navy vessels from hijacked oil tanker

Pirates OPEN FIRE at navy vessels from hijacked oil tanker

This is the first time Somali pirates have taken over a commercial ship since 2012 and locals blame the attack on foreign fishermen flooding into their waters. He also said that the Combined Maritime Force in Bahrain is in contact with the Somali Maritime Police on Sri Lanka's behalf. They desperately need to show their grievances by seizing the boat, ' said Abdiwahab Ahmed, an elder in Alula. Read More

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The Parallels Between Brexit and Scottish Independence

Ms Sturgeon will say: "Whatever our different opinions on independence, we can all unite around this simple principle - Scotland's future must be Scotland's choice". That would then see the Scottish Parliament formally request that Westminster grants it the authority to hold a legally binding referendum. "The Scottish Parliament has no power to amend or qualify reserved matters". Read More

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United Kingdom prime minister doesn't back second Scottish independence vote

United Kingdom prime minister doesn't back second Scottish independence vote

This union that we have, I believe, is very precious. "Our plan for Britain will put strengthening and sustaining that union at its heart", said May. She told delegates: "We've seen that tunnel vision on display again this week". May described Brexit as a moment of opportunity to shape a brighter future for Britain and "ask ourselves what kind of country we want to be". We must have the option open to the people of Scotland to secure a new vote - that is what the First Minister is ... Read More

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Trump Calls for Review of 2025 CAFE Standards

Trump Calls for Review of 2025 CAFE Standards

But the rules couldn't take effect until the US government granted California a waiver under the federal Clean Air Act to impose standards that exceeded national standards. The U.S. Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice saying it plans to review greenhouse gas standards for cars and light trucks sold between 2022 and 2025. Read More

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Renewables the key in South Australia's energy plan

Renewables the key in South Australia's energy plan

A plan to bolster the security of South Australia's energy market is an extensive, and expensive, strategy which aims to make power supplies more reliable and cheaper in the longer term. "Our State has built its reputation on clean, green environment and this plan recognises that clean energy is our future". The impact on prices would be extremely important to the scheme's implementation, it said. Read More

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WBC Notes: Tournament Ends for Francisco Cervelli, As Team Italy Loses Tiebreaker

WBC Notes: Tournament Ends for Francisco Cervelli, As Team Italy Loses Tiebreaker

Mexico believed they had done enough to earn a place in Monday's play-off against Italy for a second round berth after upsetting Venezuela 11-9 in a nail-biting battle late on Sunday. As if that wasn't enough, Mexican star Adrian Gonzalez tweeted that "someone" told Mexico that, in order to advance, a 2-run victory (like the one they achieved) was enough to see them into the tiebreaker game. Read More

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Parrikar likely to resign as India's defence minister

Parrikar likely to resign as India's defence minister

Congress, which also emerged as the largest single party in the north-eastern state of Manipur, is questioning the right of BJP to form a coalition government there with the support of regional parties. He will be sworn-in at Raj Bhavan at 10.30 a.m., the sources said. "Our political opponents (BJP), despite losing the mandate of the people, have tried to misrepresent to your good-self that they enjoy the majority support of legislators". Read More

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3 soldiers killed as Iraqi forces battle Daesh in Mosul

3 soldiers killed as Iraqi forces battle Daesh in Mosul

CTS troops stormed the al-Jadida and al-Aghawat districts on Sunday, Saadi said, adding that the militants were showing signs of weakness despite initial "fierce" resistance. Removing the jihadis from Iraq's second largest city - which it has controlled since the summer of 2014 - will effectively spell the end of Isis, as a land-holding force in the country, driving the remnants of the group back to their de facto capital of Raqqa in neighbouring Syria. Read More

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British Man Sentenced To Six Years Over Bali Police Officer Death

British Man Sentenced To Six Years Over Bali Police Officer Death

Connor and Taylor had faced three charges each - murder (unpremeditated), carrying a 15-year maximum, group violence causing death carrying 12 years and assault causing death with a seven-year maximum. But Arsini said she "can't forgive them" for their roles in her husband's killing. Taylor, 34, thanked the judges and said he would not appeal. The pair were not convicted of the more serious charge of murder after prosecutors recognised they had not meant to kill the officer. Read More

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Arkansas' jobless rate continues slow decline to 3.8 percent

Arkansas' jobless rate continues slow decline to 3.8 percent

Shelby County has the state's lowest unemployment rate at 5 percent, which Wilcox County has the highest jobless rate at 17.1 percent. The national average during the same month was 4.8 percent. Compared to January 2016, nonfarm payroll jobs in Arkansas increased by 11,800. One private industry showing the most growth was services, which includes fix and maintenance; personal and laundry services; and religious, grantmaking, civic and professional organizations. Read More

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German mall shut down after 'concrete indications' of attack

German mall shut down after 'concrete indications' of attack

Wickhorst said other security agencies had tipped off police late on Friday that an attack would certainly happen in the shopping center on Saturday. Two men in the nearby town of Oberhausen were arrested in connection with the threat. In order not avoid any danger for visitors the closure has been ordered", the mall's website message said. Germany is on high alert following major radical Islamist attacks in France and Belgium and after a failed asylum seeker from Tunisia drove a truck ... Read More

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Victim Blaming Judge in Sexual Assault Case Forced to Resign

Victim Blaming Judge in Sexual Assault Case Forced to Resign

For the woman targeted by Camp's controversial comments in court, the Justice's resignation is the latest step in her attempt to heal. Camp asked the alleged victim at one point in the trial. The decision comes almost three years after Camp accused a 19-year-old rape survivor of not doing more to prevent being raped, an attack that occurred above a sink at a party. Read More

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Police identify body as Kim Jong-Nam's

Police identify body as Kim Jong-Nam's

In Tuesday's video, the man believed to be Han Sol ends his message saying: "We hope this gets better soon ". "My name is Kim Han-sol, from North Korea, part of the Kim family", said 21-year-old son of the slain Kim Jong-nam - half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Read More

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Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar is new Mumbai mayor

Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar is new Mumbai mayor

With his election, the Shiv Sena's hold over the Mayor's post continues for the fifth consecutive term. In the corporation hall, the sloganeering war started soon after the election process began. Fadnavis said BJP will not contest elections for the post of deputy mayor of BMC and for the standing, improvement, education committees as well as for posts of chairpersons in the BEST committee. Read More

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Whitmore happy with Gold Cup draw

Whitmore happy with Gold Cup draw

The U.S., will face Panama to kick off Group B , July 8 in Nashville. The final group stage match will be set in stone once Haiti and Nicaragua play a two-leg playoff on March 24 and March 28. The title match is scheduled for Levi's Stadium on July 26. Mexico will open against El Salvador in San Diego on July 9, and then play Jamaica at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado, four days later. Read More

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McDonald's is Strategizing to Win Back its 500 Million Lost Customers

Nearly 75 per cent of people in these countries live less than three miles from a McDonald's , the chain said right after revealing its ambition to "become the global leader in delivery". McDonald's is making big changes. " McDonald's is already one of the largest providers of delivered food in the world, with annual Systemwide delivery sales of almost $1billion across various markets including China, South Korea and Singapore". Read More

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Theresa May says SNP's 'obsession' with independence is letting country down

Theresa May says SNP's 'obsession' with independence is letting country down

The Prime Minister issued a rallying call for the union insisting the "case has never been stronger" during an address to delegates at the Scottish Conservative conference in Glasgow today. "I think the arguments are weaker and I think the people of Scotland are just as switched on as they were three years ago so I think there's every chance that we would win by a wider margin". Read More

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South Africa deports 97 Nigerians

Of the total, six of the deportees were said to have been returned to the country for drug offences, 10 were arrested and deported for criminal offences while others committed immigration offences. President, Nigeria Union, South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene from Pretoria on telephone said that the shop was looted on Sunday night. It also advised High Commissioner to intervene warning that further killing might lead to a major crisis. Read More

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