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NYT First Political Draft Now - March 2, 2015: A Loaded Schedule for Washington, but What’s the Main Event?.

March 2, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » A Loaded Schedule for Washington, but What’s the Main Event? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee will be closely studied. Pool photo by Oded Balilty MARCH 2, 2015 By Carl Hulse Good  Monday  morning from Washington, where a speech by  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  of Israel will compete for attention this week with Supreme Court arguments and a potential government shutdown. Republicans head to the next big event and find time to meet with potential donors as the money primary heats up. And  Senator Orrin G. Hatch , the Utah Republican, takes issue with  Senator Ted Cruz  of Texas and dismisses the presidential prospects of his colleagues. After weeks of sniping and diplomatic intrigue,  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  of Israel will address a joint meeting of Congress  on Tuesday , just one of the events that will have Washington transfixed this week. Mr. Ne

Mineweb News - March 2, 2015: Mining industry, hungry for deals and cash, meets in Toronto

     2 March 2015 Mining industry, hungry for deals and cash, meets in Toronto SUSAN TAYLOR & NICOLE MORDANT (REUTERS) Big gold miners have been hit by weak commodity prices that have forced them to slash exploration budget. Read more >   HK January gold exports to China confirm strong demand LAWRENCE WILLIAMS An increase in net gold exports to mainland China in January partly confirms the continuing strong demand. Read more > The lie of the land WARREN DICK A closer look at Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed resource companies, having a tough time. Read more >

Reuters Morning Digest - March 2, 2015: Iraq army and Shi'ite militias launch attacks north of Baghdad.

Iraq army and Shi'ite militias launch attacks north of Baghdad BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's armed forces, backed by Shi'ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad  on Monday  at the start of a campaign aimed at driving them out of the mainly Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin.. Hopes for peaceful Russian transition fade with Nemtsov: Kasparov WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Vladimir Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice, said in an interview  on Sunday .. Europe shares hold at seven-year highs, China rate cut lifts Asia LONDON (Reuters) - European shares clung to seven-year highs on Monday , lifted by merger activity in the telecoms sector, while Asian stocks edged up after China cut interest rates at the weekend..

NYT Today's Headlines - March 2, 2015: Top News: Kerry Is Pushing for Agreement in Iran Nuclear Talks

Today's Headlines Monday, March 2, 2015 Top News Kerry Is Pushing for Agreement in Iran Nuclear Talks By MICHAEL R. GORDON With so much at stake in the Iranian nuclear talks, John Kerry's relentless negotiating style and repeated meetings with Iran's foreign minister have become part of the debate. Justice Department to Fault Ferguson Police, Seeing Racial Bias in Traffic Stops By MATT APUZZO The report, which is expected to be released as early as this week, will force officials in Ferguson, Mo., to either negotiate a settlement with the Justice Department or face being sued by it on civil rights charges. Afghan Policewomen Struggle Against Culture By ALISSA J. RUBIN In a clash between Western ideals and Afghan realities, an effort to elevate the status of women by recruiting them to the police force has often backfired. For more top news, go to  NYTimes.com » Editors' Picks ARTS  |   A WORD WITH Julian Fellowes

The Telegraph Morning Briefing -March 2, 2015: Defence of the realm

    Morning briefing   BEN LAZARUS  DEFENCE OF THE REALM Good morning. Our splash today reveals that the chief of the US Army, General Raymond Odierno, is  “very concerned” about cuts to Britain’s defence budget  and has called on the government to maintain the Nato target of keeping defence spending at 2 per cent of GDP. David Cameron has so far refused to give that promise. 

The Telegraph City Briefing - March 2, 2015.

City briefing   JAMES TITCOMB  BUSINESS REPORTER TOP OF THE AGENDA Good morning all. Here's our early look at today's news from the City. THE LIB DEMS SAY THEY WANT AN EXTRA £1BN FROM BANKS Danny Alexander has added his name to the list of politicians looking to the UK's banks to plug the deficit, announcing Lib Dem election proposals to raise an extra £1bn a year. The Treasury Secretary says banks have recovered enough to shoulder more of the tax burden, and will push for the measure to be included in next month's Budget.  More here RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRES VOWED TO FIGHT A NORTH SEA BAN The UK Government said last night that it would block the €5bn sale of 12 North Sea oil fields to LetterOne, a Russian fund set up by Mikhail Fridman. The fund responded last night, saying it would challenge the decision by the Department of Energy, threatening legal action against the Government.  More here GERMANY'S SCHAEUBLE SOFTENED HIS TONE O

The Telegraph Front Page - March 2, 2015: Britain is becoming a friend who can't be trusted, says top US general

Monday, March 2, 2015 Front page NEWS Britain is becoming a friend who can't be trusted, says top US general   In an exclusive interview with  Con Coughlin,  US army Chief of Staff Gen Raymond Odierno says UK defence cuts are eroding American confidence ... -  Read more » Becky Watts: Police search house and garden in hunt for missing Bristol teenager - Read more » Alan Bennett: England excels at one thing... hypocrisy -  Read more » Skiers trapped in the Alps after huge boulder blocks mountain road -  Read more » Young British Muslims must realise extremists like Jihadi John do not honour Islam -  Read more »