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Russian Federation accuses United States of plotting chemical weapons 'provocation'

Russian Federation accuses United States of plotting chemical weapons 'provocation'

The report's findings will now be taken up by a joint UN-OPCW panel to determine who was responsible for the attack . The investigative team responsible for the report has previously concluded "with a high degree of confidence" that chlorine and sulphur mustard, commonly known as mustard gas, had been used as weapons in Syria .


Ellison Celebrates Minneapolis Enacting $15 Minimum Wage With Song

Ellison Celebrates Minneapolis Enacting $15 Minimum Wage With Song

A council committee passed a preliminary version of the ordinance Wednesday. Larger businesses with over 100 employees will go up to $10 in January 2018, and climb each year to $15 in July 2022. Council Member Blong Yang was the only member to vote against sending the ordinance to the full council. But she also said she would have preferred large businesses to have a four-year phase-in period, rather than five.


Most Kolkata shops observe trade strike over GST procedures

Most Kolkata shops observe trade strike over GST procedures

Grocery market in Siyaganj, food grains market in Sanyogitaganj and Sarafa Bazar also remained closed. "The bandh is in protest against the procedures and provisions of GST, which will be effective from 1 July", an official of the Federation of West Bengal Trade Associations said.


Amarnath yatra resumes from Pahalgam and Baltal routes

Amarnath yatra resumes from Pahalgam and Baltal routes

Officials said yatris were allowed to proceed towards the cave shrine both from the north Kashmir Baltal and the south Kashmir Pahalgam routes on Friday afternoon. Jammu and Kashmir police, ITBP and CRPF personnel have been deployed all along the twin routes to ensure safety and security of the pilgrims. "As many as 6,097 pilgrims performed "darshan" of the naturally formed ice-lingam at the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine on the first day", an official spokesman said yesterday.


There Are No More Legal Challenges To The Washington NFL Team's Name

There Are No More Legal Challenges To The Washington NFL Team's Name

Tam in favor of an Asian-American band calling itself the Slants means the National Football League team will prevail in a legal battle to cancel the team's trademarks because the name is disparaging to Native Americans . The courts, in the meantime, have been litigating the case of an Asian band called " The Slants " and its effort to get its name trademarked. This comes after the Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that the law permitting the U.S.


Trump, Moon make joint statements on North Korea

Trump, Moon make joint statements on North Korea

McMaster's remarks could indicate that the president has veered back onto a unsafe warpath and President Moon's visit could not come at a more critical time", he said. China has been lashing out at the US and South Korea for it. Among them, the most notable is severing USA financial ties with China's Bank of Dandong, which the Trump administration has claimed acts as a pipeline to support alleged illicit North Korean financial activity.