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Boeing 737 plane crash: Findings out on Ethiopian Airlines disaster Boeing 737 plane crash: Findings out on Ethiopian Airlines disaster
- March 30, 2019

The crashes have also heightened scrutiny of the certification and pilot training for the latest model of Boeing Co's best-selling workhorse narrowbody, now grounded globally. It followed an October crash of a 737 MAX operated by Indonesia's Lion Air, which plunged into the Java Sea after takeoff from Jakarta, killing 189. (more...)
Trump threatens to close USA border with Mexico next week Trump threatens to close USA border with Mexico next week
- March 30, 2019

Trump blamed Mexico for a growing flow of "illegals" entering the United States and cited two large migrant caravans making their way toward the US border. As such, many tried to come back again, and Border Patrol counted news arrests of the same individual multiple times. Attorneys are not standing by at ports of entry to greet and coach asylum-seekers as they enter the United States, let alone in remote borderlands, where USA authorities report a spike in crossings. (more...)
Democrats push for Mueller report to Congress by next week, Republicans resist Democrats push for Mueller report to Congress by next week, Republicans resist
- March 30, 2019

But the probe left unresolved the question of whether Trump engaged in obstruction of justice. This "witch hunt", as the President has referred to it over 100 times on Twitter , involved 19 lawyers, 40 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and professional staff, 2,800 subpoenas, almost 500 search warrants, 13 requests to foreign governments, and interviews of over 500 witnesses. (more...)
EU plans speed-limiting technology in all new cars in 2022 EU plans speed-limiting technology in all new cars in 2022
- March 29, 2019

Antonio Avenoso, the ETSC executive director, said: "There have only been a handful of moments in the last 50 years which could be described as big leaps forward for road safety in Europe". "We can and must act to change this", Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska said. Next steps . The political agreement reached by the European Parliament, Council and Commission in the trilogue negotiations is now subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and Council.The new safety features ... (more...)
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Defends Trump Administration’s Elimination of Special Olympics Funding Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Defends Trump Administration’s Elimination of Special Olympics Funding
- March 29, 2019

The Special Olympics' 2017 annual report , the most recent available on its website, says the group received $148 million in revenue that year, including $15.5 million from federal grants . "Those are things that touch so many lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities in Kansas", said senior vice president of communications at Special Olympics Kansas, Heather Waters. (more...)
EU, China commit to preserve multilateralism EU, China commit to preserve multilateralism
- March 29, 2019

Meanwhile, Xi stressed that "a united and prosperous Europe fits in with our vision of a multipolar world". Xi said that great changes have taken place in the global situation, but the China-France relations have always kept developing on a high level and in a sound and stable way. (more...)
Trump and House Republicans Call on Adam Schiff to Resign Trump and House Republicans Call on Adam Schiff to Resign
- March 29, 2019

Ingraham went on to lay out the five stages of grief for liberals over the Mueller report summary, including "denial" by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who continues to claim there was collusion with Russian Federation by the Trump campaign. (more...)
Trump Says 'Russia Has to Get Out' of Venezuela Trump Says 'Russia Has to Get Out' of Venezuela
- March 29, 2019

Asked how he would make Russian forces leave, Trump said: "We'll see". "All options are open". He invoked the country's constitution to declared himself interim president in January, arguing Maduro's May 2018 re-election was illegitimate. (more...)
Cancel Brexit Petition: Over 3 Million Signatures In 48 Hours Cancel Brexit Petition: Over 3 Million Signatures In 48 Hours
- March 28, 2019

If that were to happen, May would be replaced by an interim prime minister. More than 100 lawmakers have put their name to the amendment, put forward by Conservative former minister Oliver Letwin. Protesters are gathering in central London before what is expected to be a massive march in favor of a second Brexit referendum. An Ipsos MORI poll released this past week shows that 86 percent of Britons are dissatisfied with her leadership. (more...)
Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando
- March 28, 2019

America's standing as the model for aviation-safety regulation will be on trial as congressional hearings begin into the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Boeing before and after two deadly crashes of its bestselling airliner. (more...)
Trump's Golan Heights order 'contravenes worldwide law' Trump's Golan Heights order 'contravenes worldwide law'
- March 28, 2019

He has repeatedly sought to focus attention on his foreign policy record and strong ties with Trump. "But the recognition makes peace tougher because it widens the gulf between countries in the Middle East", he added. Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian said the decision "is against all global and United Nations laws". Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestinian Liberation Executive Committee, called it an "assault on worldwide law". (more...)
Omar Blasts Pelosi for Criticizing Her Support of 'Bigoted' Movement Omar Blasts Pelosi for Criticizing Her Support of 'Bigoted' Movement
- March 28, 2019

Several Democrats, including multiple 2020 presidential contenders, decided not to attend AIPAC amid pressure to boycott the conference. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi noted that "in our democratic society, we should welcome legitimate debate on how to best honor our values and advance our priorities - without questioning loyalty or patriotism", she said . (more...)
Pentagon Notifies Congress It's Tossing $1 Billion At New Border Construction Pentagon Notifies Congress It's Tossing $1 Billion At New Border Construction
- March 27, 2019

The Pentagon notified Congress late Monday that it had authorized the transfer of funds under a federal law allowing it to "construct roads and fences and to install lighting to block drug-smuggling corridors across worldwide boundaries of the United States in support of counter-narcotic activities of Federal law enforcement agencies". (more...)
May: Parliament support 'insufficient' for Brexit deal May: Parliament support 'insufficient' for Brexit deal
- March 27, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she still does not have "sufficient support" to bring her Brexit deal back to the House of Commons for a third vote. But if the DUP refuse to endorse the deal at the 11th hour Mrs May's chances of winning 75 more votes at the third attempt than she managed on March 12 appear to be shrinking fast. (more...)
Trump wins wall battle as House fails to override veto Trump wins wall battle as House fails to override veto
- March 27, 2019

A veto override requires two-thirds support, and the House vote fell short, 248-181. President Trump argued earlier this month when he used his veto pen for the first time on the measure that crime, illegal drugs and trafficking at the border justified his decision to go around Congress and pay for a border wall. (more...)
Donald Trump 'did not conspire with Russia', investigation reveals Donald Trump 'did not conspire with Russia', investigation reveals
- March 26, 2019

He said the President and his administration can now focus, having won an election "fair and square". "The Special Counsel did not find any collusion and did not find any obstruction", Sanders said. "They have made up nonexistent allegations and baseless 'facts'". Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , implicated Trump in campaign finance violations when he pleaded guilty previous year. (more...)
Pompeo urges Moscow in phone call to cease ‘unconstructive behavior’ in Venezuela Pompeo urges Moscow in phone call to cease ‘unconstructive behavior’ in Venezuela
- March 26, 2019

Recent media reports said that two Russian military planes - an An-124 cargo plane and an Il-62 passenger jet - had landed in Venezuela carrying about 100 personnel. "While the USA must continue to monitor Russia's activities and warn them against further escalation, this minor tactical move should not result in a strategic shift in policy". (more...)
Israel launches strikes on Hamas in Gaza after rocket Israel launches strikes on Hamas in Gaza after rocket
- March 26, 2019

The border appeared to have calmed down by night-time. Hamas TV also reported that a ceasefire agreement had been reached. Witnesses reported seeing Hamas evacuating personnel from government premises. Egypt managed to negotiate a ceasefire between the two nations Monday evening. A house lies in ruins after being hit by a rocket in Mishmeret, central Israel, on March 25, 2019. (more...)
Michael Avenatti arrested over alleged $20 million extortion of Nike Michael Avenatti arrested over alleged $20 million extortion of Nike
- March 26, 2019

Geragos didn't respond to messages seeking comment. This comes hours after he said he was planning a press conference regarding an NCAA and Nike basketball scandal. In California , prosecutors say he stole a client's US$1.6 million settlement and used it to cover expenses. Avenatti was to appear in court in New York City before Magistrate Judge Katharine H. (more...)
Trump Signs US Recognition Of Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights Trump Signs US Recognition Of Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights
- March 26, 2019

I will not tolerate this. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mocked the investigations that have plagued Donald Trump's administration at the White House on Monday, as the president signed an executive order officially announcing USA recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights . (more...)
Man caught on camera kicking elderly woman in the Bronx arrested Man caught on camera kicking elderly woman in the Bronx arrested
- March 26, 2019

Police announced via Twitter on Saturday that the suspect was in custody. She suffered bleeding, swelling and cuts to her face, according to the spokesperson. "It's awful", a Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker told the New York Post yesterday. "Thank you to the worldwide community for the tremendous assistance", Shea tweeted. (more...)
New Zealand PM announces royal commission inquiry into Christchurch attack New Zealand PM announces royal commission inquiry into Christchurch attack
- March 26, 2019

She said the Cabinet agreed Monday a royal commission of inquiry "will look at what could have or should have been done to prevent the attack". The body of Syed Areeb, one of the nine Pakistanis killed in the Christchurch attack, was handed over to his heirs at Karachi airport on Monday, ARY News reported. (more...)
Death of second Parkland student being investigated, police say Death of second Parkland student being investigated, police say
- March 25, 2019

The student's death occurred on Saturday evening and is under investigation, said Coral Springs Police spokesman Tyler Reik. A week ago, former Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Sydney Aiello took her own life, according to her family. One of her friends, Meadow Pollack, was a victim of the shooting. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this week sent an email of bereavement about Aiello's death to staff, a teacher said. (more...)
Australia: Cyclone Veronica lashes west coast Australia: Cyclone Veronica lashes west coast
- March 25, 2019

A unsafe storm tide was also predicted to hit the region early this morning and damaging waves are predicted to bring inundation. The Northern Territory communities nearest the expected landfall were evacuated Thursday, most of the 2,000 or so residents going by road or defence cargo planes to the provincial capital, Darwin. (more...)
Passengers rescued from Norwegian cruise ship in storm Passengers rescued from Norwegian cruise ship in storm
- March 25, 2019

American passenger John Curry told NRK that he was having lunch as the cruise ship started to shake. Many guests took to social media to document the proceedings as they waited to be evacuated from the ship, with one person writing: "Still on board the #VikingSky - don't have a lot of power in my phone but the passengers are doing well". (more...)
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern's picture projected on the Burj Khalifa New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern's picture projected on the Burj Khalifa
- March 25, 2019

The 37-year-old New Zealand Prime Minister has earned refreshing worldwide respect as a unifying force being compassionate and decisive doing bravely everything to bring together the people of all New Zealand as one and us sharing the sorrow the Muslim community is going through. (more...)
Robert Mueller has turned in his Russian Federation report. What happens now? Robert Mueller has turned in his Russian Federation report. What happens now?
- March 25, 2019

In a surprise move, Trump told reporters Wednesday that the report should "come out , and let people see it". "Let's see whether or not it's legit". "I know that he's conflicted", Trump said . The Russia probe, taken over by Mueller in May 2017, has posed a mortal threat to the presidency since Trump was elected - a possible case for collusion or obstruction of justice that could begin a domino effect ending with impeachment. (more...)
Two US service members killed in Afghanistan Two US service members killed in Afghanistan
- March 24, 2019

No details were provided, and their names will not be disclosed until 24 hours after their next of kin are notified, according to Department of Defense policy. USA envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, the Trump administration's main negotiator with the Taliban, concluded earlier this month a 13-day marathon session with leaders of the insurgent group. (more...)
Terrified teachers shot ‘execution-style’ with pellets in drill, Indiana union says Terrified teachers shot ‘execution-style’ with pellets in drill, Indiana union says
- March 24, 2019

The two teachers said there was no warning about getting shot at the voluntary training session, the Star reported. While four teachers at a time were in the room for the training, other teachers heard their screams, the union tweeted . (more...)
Trump reversing new sanctions on North Korea Trump reversing new sanctions on North Korea
- March 24, 2019

The news came as Washington and Pyongyang appeared to harden their stances against one another in the wake of their summit last month in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. "Beijing in the past year has really thrown North Korea a vital lifeline to help keep its economy afloat", Lee said. "Trump's canceling out of sanctions might have been a bid to get North Korea to change its thinking". (more...)
US cautions Venezuela's Maduro over detained Citgo workers, others US cautions Venezuela's Maduro over detained Citgo workers, others
- March 24, 2019

Claiming that Maduro's May 2018 was unconstitutional, Guaido, with widespread support from his opposition party, usurped Venezuelan leadership, plunging the country into a deep political crisis. On April 28, the sanctions will jump up another level with an embargo on crude exports. Trump has reiterated that "all options" - implicitly including military action - are on the table for dealing with Venezuela . (more...)
26-year-old charged with attempted murder in Montreal priest stabbing 26-year-old charged with attempted murder in Montreal priest stabbing
- March 24, 2019

Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access! "He was about to start reading the gospel when this man drew a knife and ran up to stab him". Montreal police said a suspect has been arrested and was taken to the station for questioning, CTV reported. (more...)
We'll fight for a Brexit deal, but prepare for failure - Merkel We'll fight for a Brexit deal, but prepare for failure - Merkel
- March 23, 2019

Such a vote would also be dependent on the MPs being permitted to hold a vote in the first place, since House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said on Monday parliamentary rules mean there can not be a debate and vote on the deal again after it was rejected for a second time on Tuesday last week, unless something has "substantially" changed. (more...)
Jared Kushner used WhatsApp for official White House business Jared Kushner used WhatsApp for official White House business
- March 23, 2019

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone , in a letter sent Thursday to the chairmen of the House Oversight, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence Committees, said that Congress has demonstrated no legal or constitutional authority to gain access to the president's diplomatic communications . (more...)
‘We all found out by tweet’: Trump’s Golan Heights surprise ‘We all found out by tweet’: Trump’s Golan Heights surprise
- March 23, 2019

The Syrian government called it "irresponsible" and a threat to worldwide peace and stability, while Iran's foreign ministry said it plunges the region into a new crisis. What other reaction has there been? What Trump said: The president wrote in a tweet the day before that it was time for the United States to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the strategic territory that was captured from Syria in the 1967 Six-day War and annexed in 1981. (more...)
Palestinians Call for General Strike in the West Bank Palestinians Call for General Strike in the West Bank
- March 23, 2019

Official Palestinian news agency Wafa said Manasara was in the vehicle when he was shot dead, with another Palestinian in the auto seriously wounded. Israeli soldiers walk during clashes with Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah , Dec. (more...)
Comey: I Hope Trump Is Not Impeached Comey: I Hope Trump Is Not Impeached
- March 23, 2019

Donald Trump's legal team said the president was " pleased " that Mueller has finally delivered on his probe, noting that the Attorney General " will determine the appropriate next steps ". White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the White House has not seen Mueller's findings. Mueller has brought charges against 34 people, including Russian intelligence officers, and three Russian companies, including one described as a "troll farm". (more...)
Netanyahu Thanks Trump for 'Standing by Israel' on Golan Heights Netanyahu Thanks Trump for 'Standing by Israel' on Golan Heights
- March 22, 2019

Israel is now in the middle of a precarious situation with its neighbors: It has been striking Iranian targets in Syria and this latest development, created by the Trump, could provoke Syria, Russia and Iran to further isolate and perhaps attack Israel, complicating matters immensely. (more...)
At least 40 killed as overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq’s Tigris river At least 40 killed as overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq’s Tigris river
- March 22, 2019

Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil Defence in the Nineveh province, told The Associated Press that the accident occurred on Thursday as scores of people were out in the tourist area celebrating Nowruz, which marks the Kurdish new year and the arrival of spring. (more...)
Jared Kushner faces scrutiny over alleged use of WhatsApp Jared Kushner faces scrutiny over alleged use of WhatsApp
- March 22, 2019

House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is demanding an investigation into Jared Kushner's use of a personal messaging account to conduct government business. Lowell also said his discussion with the committee about Ivanka Trump's emails was specifically about the period before September 2017. According to a February 22, 2017 directive from the White House Counsel's Office, all White House personnel are required to "conduct all work related ... (more...)
Joe Biden Considering Launching 2020 Run with Stacey Abrams as Running Mate Joe Biden Considering Launching 2020 Run with Stacey Abrams as Running Mate
- March 22, 2019

Beto O'Rourke, who launched his campaign last week. Mr. Biden wants to announce a large fundraising number after his candidacy is official to better compete in what is often dubbed the "money primary" that kicks off a presidential season. (more...)
Memphis Rep. Steve Cohen encourages abolishing Electoral College Memphis Rep. Steve Cohen encourages abolishing Electoral College
- March 22, 2019

I guarantee it won't happen for six years", Trump said, referring to his remaining time in office should he win re-election. Constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, a professor at University of California, Berkeley Law School, says it's "premature" for Democrats to talk about packing the court. (more...)
Trump Blasts Dem Efforts To Pack Supreme Court Trump Blasts Dem Efforts To Pack Supreme Court
- March 21, 2019

Judges said on Monday they will take up an appeal filed by the state of Virginia objecting to a lower court's decision that ordered Lee Boyd Malvo's sentence of life in prison without parole in the so-called "DC Sniper" crimes be thrown out. (more...)
Boeing plane development under review by US prosecutors, Transportation Department Boeing plane development under review by US prosecutors, Transportation Department
- March 21, 2019

The examinations come after investigators found clear similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air Max 8 crashes in March and October respectively. This basically was a fatal accident that involved a number of 737 Max 8 Model to be there in even less than 5 months. The 737 Max was certified as a variant of the 737 Next Generation, the plane it replaced, despite major differences in the engine and the addition of the MCAS, according to documents available on the FAA's website. (more...)
Boeing says finalizing software upgrade, revising pilot training for 737 Max Boeing says finalizing software upgrade, revising pilot training for 737 Max
- March 21, 2019

The plane then hit water. Pilots of the doomed Boeing 737 Max 8 Lion Air flight scoured a manual to try to understand why the jet was lurching before its fatal crash last October, it is reported. He also served as deputy administrator and in other capacities at the FAA. FAA spokesman Greg Martin would not comment on whether the agency's reputation has been hurt by its approval of the Max, the crashes or the agency's initial hesitation to ground the planes after the second crash. (more...)
Prosecutors used a new Trump law to get access to Cohen’s emails Prosecutors used a new Trump law to get access to Cohen’s emails
- March 21, 2019

This information was referred to federal prosecutors last February, who - two months later - executed warrants on Cohen's properties. After the new law took effect, SDNY prosecutors went back to court to ask for a new warrant to search Cohen's Gmail accounts, arguing in April 2018 that "providers are required to disclose data even if it is stored abroad" in another Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit. (more...)
New Zealand prime minister vows to 'never' say mosque shooter's name New Zealand prime minister vows to 'never' say mosque shooter's name
- March 21, 2019

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush told reporters Monday that the investigation into the attacks was the largest criminal probe ever undertaken by the country's police. The prime minister is expected to announce changes to gun laws in the coming days, including measures such as a ban on semi-automatic rifles, a plan that was flagged by her attorney general, David Parker, one day after the massacre . (more...)
President Trump Feuds With Kellyanne Conway's Husband President Trump Feuds With Kellyanne Conway's Husband
- March 20, 2019

The tension hit a boiler point Tuesday when the president weighed in with a typical insult, calling Conway a "total loser" on Twitter . Conway then shared the cover of the fifth edition of the DSM-5 and two more tweets on the specific diagnostic criteria for someone who suffers from narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. (more...)
Goats, cows, and Devin Nunes' mom: how a Republican's Twitter lawsuit backfired Goats, cows, and Devin Nunes' mom: how a Republican's Twitter lawsuit backfired
- March 20, 2019

A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. In his lawsuit , Nunes also claims that Twitter discriminates against conservatives by allegedly censoring "viewpoints with which it disagrees" and "shadow-banning" them. (more...)
Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings
- March 20, 2019

Ardern said the alleged attacker, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, would surely have killed even more people than the 49 worshippers he massacred in two mosques were it not for the policemen. Tarrant had posted a jumbled 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto online before the attacks and apparently used a helmet-mounted camera to broadcast live video of the slaughter. (more...)