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Democrats prepare border bills, say Trump enflames problem Democrats prepare border bills, say Trump enflames problem
- April 12, 2019

Trump's false claim that child separations were carried out by the Obama administration has been frequently refuted . It would create centers in Central America where asylum applications could be processed and provide aid to reduce poverty and violence in the region so fewer people would flee. (more...)
Lok Sabha 2019: With 2.97 crore voters, Telangana all set to vote Lok Sabha 2019: With 2.97 crore voters, Telangana all set to vote
- April 12, 2019

Odisha will see the Lok Sabha elections and Assembly elections simultaneously during the upcoming polls. There are a total of 543 Lok Sabha seats in all and polling for all the seats will be held in seven phases - April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. (more...)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Re-Election despite Pending Criminal Indictment Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Re-Election despite Pending Criminal Indictment
- April 12, 2019

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said on Twitter he would begin meeting next week with political parties that won parliamentary seats to hear who they support for the top job. Exit polls all projected the iconic Labor party, which ruled the country for its first 30 years, tumbling to single digits in the parliament. Mr Netanyahu faced further criticism on election day when members of his Likud party brought small cameras into polling stations in Arab areas. (more...)
Boeing records zero new MAX orders following global groundings Boeing records zero new MAX orders following global groundings
- April 12, 2019

The company's stock has fallen $34 billion since the crash in Ethiopia last month in which 157 people died despite the pilots onboard following the relevant procedures to prevent the crash. Deliveries are financially important to plane makers because that's when airlines pay most of the money. The downgrade followed Boeing's announcement on April 3 that it was planning to cut the production of 737 Max jets to 42 a month from 52, starting in mid-April. (more...)
British PM asks European Union to delay Brexit until June 30 British PM asks European Union to delay Brexit until June 30
- April 11, 2019

Mrs May has already obtained one extension to the Article 50 withdrawal process, postponing the date of Brexit from March 29 to April 12. The British Prime Minister has warned her cross-party talks with Labour on Brexit will mean "compromise on both sides". (more...)
Found, Alive, in Woman's Eye: 4 Bees Found, Alive, in Woman's Eye: 4 Bees
- April 11, 2019

Asia One reports that the doctors managed to extract all the four bees from her eye socket. Presuming it was soil, she washed it out with water but by night it had begun to swell up and she felt a sharp stinging pain under her eyelid. When a gust of wind blew into her eyes she assumed it was dirt that had entered, she told reporters. "I grabbed the leg and very slowly took one out, then I saw another one, and another and another". (more...)
Barr: I need to explore spying on the Trump campaign Barr: I need to explore spying on the Trump campaign
- April 11, 2019

Barr said he wasn't opening a broad investigation into the FBI - vouching for the bureau and current Director Christopher Wray - but added that "there was probably a failure by a group of leaders there at the upper echelon". The question is, was it was adequately predicated? Barr said he can't do that, but did promise senators more access to the investigation when it comes to the grand jury material. (more...)
Attorney General Barr Says Mueller Report to Made Public 'Within the Week' Attorney General Barr Says Mueller Report to Made Public 'Within the Week'
- April 11, 2019

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey , D, challenged the Attorney-General on how he could have synthesised the almost 400-page Mueller report into a four-page document so quickly, surmising "your mind must have already been made up". (more...)
Lion Air crash families to sue Boeing after chief's apology Lion Air crash families to sue Boeing after chief's apology
- April 10, 2019

The Boeing-made Max jets have been grounded in the USA and elsewhere since mid-March, following two deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. The scale-down was not given an end date, as 737 Max planes remain grounded across the globe after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed in March. (more...)
India's BJP releases manifesto ahead of upcoming elections India's BJP releases manifesto ahead of upcoming elections
- April 10, 2019

While PM Modi has been leading the BJP charge all over the country this election season, he has been scathing in his criticism of rival parties in Karnataka in particular. The national elections will see close to 900 million voters cast their ballots in almost a million polling booths - the world's biggest ever democratic exercise. (more...)
Protesters Interrupt Trump Speech to Republican Jewish Coalition Protesters Interrupt Trump Speech to Republican Jewish Coalition
- April 09, 2019

He mentioned Rep. Ilhan Omar , D-Minn, has suggested that politicians who support Israel are financially motivated and that pro-Israel groups advocate for "allegiance to a foreign country". In the video of the event, Trump clearly makes reference to Netanyahu as "your prime minister" toward Jewish Republicans . The agreement was fiercely opposed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , who has cheered as Trump re-imposed stringent new sanctions on the country that Israel regards as an ... (more...)
Trump orders firing of Secret Service chief Trump orders firing of Secret Service chief
- April 09, 2019

Trump has reportedly become "unhinged" as large numbers of migrants have been approaching the United States border in an effort to claim asylum in the country. Trump, seeking re-election in 2020, has taken a hard line towards immigration since becoming president in January 2017, and the issue may be a central theme in next year's election. (more...)
17-foot-long female python caught using male pythons; picture goes viral 17-foot-long female python caught using male pythons; picture goes viral
- April 09, 2019

Officials attribute her capture to research regarding a new approach to finding pythons. Researchers have captured what they are calling the largest python to ever be removed from the Big Cypress National Preserve . The pythons, which can grow to more than 20 feet in their native habitat in Southeast Asia, are one of the most problematic invaders of Florida's sprawling Everglades wetlands. (more...)
Iran designates USA military a terrorist organization Iran designates USA military a terrorist organization
- April 09, 2019

Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-1988 war with Iraq, in the capital Tehran, on September 22, 2018. The IRGC designation was warmly welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , who is up for reelection on Tuesday and who tweeted " Thank you, my dear friend , U.S. (more...)
Democratic Lawmaker: ‘Some Things May Need To Be Redacted’ From Mueller Report Democratic Lawmaker: ‘Some Things May Need To Be Redacted’ From Mueller Report
- April 08, 2019

This comes after Trump on Thursday accused The Times of not having any "legitimate sources". "If we give the Democrats all 400 pages unredacted that's not going to be the end of the inquiry", Mulvaney said. Congressional Democrats have indicated they will fight those redactions in court if the subpoena is ignored. We have an obligation to read the full report, and the Department of Justice has an obligation to provide it, in its entirely, without delay. (more...)
Israel's Netanyahu says he plans to annex settlements in West Bank Israel's Netanyahu says he plans to annex settlements in West Bank
- April 08, 2019

The United States broke with decades of worldwide consensus last month by recognising Israeli "sovereignty" over the occupied Golan Heights, territory Israel captured from Syria. But Netanyahu trailed his main challenger, Benny Gantz, a former army chief of staff, in final polls of the campaign published Friday. The Israeli prime minister was asked if he was familiar with the details of the US plan, replying he knew "what should be in it". (more...)
Kirstjen Nielsen Out As DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Out As DHS Secretary
- April 08, 2019

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan during a press conference in Washington on October 29, 2018. Mr McAleenan is a longtime border official who is well-respected by members of Congress and within the administration. (more...)
Judge Orders Mental Health Tests for Accused Mosque Shooter Judge Orders Mental Health Tests for Accused Mosque Shooter
- April 08, 2019

If convicted, Tarrant will be sentenced with life imprisonment without parole, and a confirmation that he is one among the deadliest white-nationalist-inspired mass murderers in recent years. But Mander said the mental assessment was "an entirely normal, regular step to be taken at this stage of the process". During the scheduled court hearing, media photographs won't be allowed and reporting on the proceedings will be severely restricted under New Zealand law. (more...)
Trump searches for border fix, eyes personnel changes Trump searches for border fix, eyes personnel changes
- April 08, 2019

Barriers that mostly predate Trump's presidency, ranging from 18-foot-tall iron fencing to makeshift vehicle obstacles and barbed wire, span 654 miles of the almost-2,000-mile US-Mexico border, mostly in California, Arizona and New Mexico . (more...)
#Brexit - UK asks European Union for further extension until 30 June #Brexit - UK asks European Union for further extension until 30 June
- April 07, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron has thus far seemed cagey about giving Britain more time, saying the bloc can not be held hostage by Britain's political deadlock over Brexit . Nigel Adams, a former minister who quit last week over May's decision to hold talks on Brexit with Jeremy Corbyn , said: "Over 170 Conservative MPs including cabinet ministers signed a letter to the PM last week urging her to ensure the United Kingdom does not take part in the European elections ". (more...)
Mar-a-Lago Arrest Raises Espionage, Security Concerns Mar-a-Lago Arrest Raises Espionage, Security Concerns
- April 07, 2019

The complaint said Zhang approached the club midday, said she was going to the pool and provided two Chinese passports to a Secret Service agent. As palm trees swayed in the ocean breeze, Yujing Zhang approached Secret Service agents in the Mar-a-Lago parking lot. (more...)
Australian arrested over New Zealand shooting massacre to face 50 murder charges Australian arrested over New Zealand shooting massacre to face 50 murder charges
- April 07, 2019

An Australian white supremacist accused of massacres at two mosques in New Zealand will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges. Police had earlier filed a single, representative murder charge against 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant . (more...)
Trump wants Russian Federation and China to Invest extra in Peace Trump wants Russian Federation and China to Invest extra in Peace
- April 07, 2019

United States officials demand that any agreement have teeth and Lighthizer, the USA trade representative, has said tariffs offer crucial leverage should Beijing backslide on its commitments. Liu, who took part in talks this week in Washington , said the two sides had "reached new consensus on such important issues as the text" of a trade agreement, according to Xinhua. (more...)
DNA Tests Revealed Ohio Man Is Not Missing Child Timmothy Pitzen DNA Tests Revealed Ohio Man Is Not Missing Child Timmothy Pitzen
- April 06, 2019

The FBI announced the charges Friday ahead of a news conference . He repeatedly lied to federal authorities about who he was - until he was confronted with the DNA results, Glassman said. Brian Rini of Medina, Ohio, was arrested and taken to a Cincinnati jail Thursday after a DNA test proved he was not Timmothy Pitzen - the missing boy - despite making claims that he was in fact the boy. (more...)
Guaido stripped of immunity from arrest Guaido stripped of immunity from arrest
- April 06, 2019

Venezuelan Constituent Assembly has approved continuation of proceedings against the country's opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó. "This is not even persecution - this is inquisition ", said Gauido, who recognizes neither the court nor the Constituent Assembly. Guaido, the leader of Venezuela's National Assembly, was charged with violating a travel ban imposed on him for visiting Colombia. (more...)
First preliminary report of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 released First preliminary report of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 released
- April 06, 2019

The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that "Blinded by its greed, Boeing haphazardly rushed the 737 Max 8 to market, with the knowledge and tacit approval of the United States Federal Aviation Administration ... Separately, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairman Robert Sumwalt told reporters that US investigators were given the raw data from Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 as soon as it was read in France last month. (more...)
Assange to be ejected from Ecuadorean embassy - Security - Strategy Assange to be ejected from Ecuadorean embassy - Security - Strategy
- April 06, 2019

Moreno accused WikiLeaks of intercepting phone calls and private conversations as well as "photos of my bedroom, what I eat, and how my wife and daughters and friends dance". Ecuador previous year established new rules for Assange's behavior while in the embassy, which required him to pay his medical bills and clean up after his pet cat. (more...)
Joe Biden jokes about inappropriate touching during a speech Joe Biden jokes about inappropriate touching during a speech
- April 06, 2019

Just browse Biden memes on Twitter and you'll find several shots of him these past several years cozying a little too close to Obama administration officials' wives, Congress members' daughters, etc. Whether they're women, men, young, old, it's the way I've always been and the way I've tried to show I care about them and I'm listening. The first woman to make allegations against Biden, former Nevada assemblywoman Lucy Flores , tweeted on Friday afternoon that Biden's jokes at the IBEW ... (more...)
Electronic signatures confirm F-16 hit: IAF Electronic signatures confirm F-16 hit: IAF
- April 06, 2019

IAF sources said radio communication of Pakistan Air Force, intercepted by it, confirmed that one of the F-16s that attacked India on February 27 did not return to its base. The official said, "All aircraft were present and accounted for". In the heat of the combat, he may have believed that he downed the Pakistani jet. (more...)
US House Panel Subpoenas Former White House Security Clearance Chief US House Panel Subpoenas Former White House Security Clearance Chief
- April 05, 2019

Republicans accused House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings , D-Md., of cherry-picking excerpts from Newbold's testimony to justify another partisan investigation into the Trump White House. Kushner had said of Trump that the president wanted to stop offenders reoffending because "he thought it was good for public safety.that is something he did because he had a big heart". (more...)
White House Claims Trump’s Serious About Border Shutdown White House Claims Trump’s Serious About Border Shutdown
- April 05, 2019

Now that's a complete lie because Mexico actually has some pretty strong immigration laws. The administration is hoping policies of deterrence will reduce the number of people who turn themselves in to US border agents, overwhelming the capacity of processing centres along the southern border. (more...)
House Dems Formally Demand Trump's Tax Returns House Dems Formally Demand Trump's Tax Returns
- April 05, 2019

Mr Trump's insistence of keeping... Now he may have no choice but to give them up. "Now, we're under audit despite what people said". These included: Trump's 2013-2018 tax returns; tax returns of eight Trump-related entities (pictured below); statements about whether these tax returns are or were ever under audit (as Trump has repeatedly said in an effort not to release his personal tax returns); statements as to why there was an audit if there was one; all administrative files related ... (more...)
FBI rejects teen's claim to be long-missing boy Timmothy Pritzen FBI rejects teen's claim to be long-missing boy Timmothy Pritzen
- April 05, 2019

The boy said he had recently been held in a Red Roof Inn by a duo of muscular white men. The boy told police he was staying with the alleged kidnappers in a Red Roof Inn, but he didn't know where it was located. Pitzen's grandmother, Alana Anderson , says the family has endured so much heartbreak but never gave up hope. Six years old at the time, Timmothy was last seen with his mother around 10 a.m. (more...)
Donald Trump TAUNTS Joe Biden over ‘inappropriate behaviour’ ‘welcome to the world!’ Donald Trump TAUNTS Joe Biden over ‘inappropriate behaviour’ ‘welcome to the world!’
- April 04, 2019

Speaking at an event for the National Republican Fundraiser Committee on Tuesday, Trump - who has faced multiple, much more serious, accusations of impropriety from women - told the former Vice President "welcome to the world". And while he said he'll always think "connecting with people" is a foundation to life, he "will be more mindful and respectful of people's personal space". (more...)
Voters Under 30 Prefer Bernie Sanders Voters Under 30 Prefer Bernie Sanders
- April 04, 2019

The senator's campaign noted that of his 525,000 unique donors, about 20% are new, about 100,000 are registered independents and about 20,000 are registered Republicans. Early polls on the 2020 Democratic primary tend to show former Vice President Joe Biden, who is technically still undeclared, and Sen. Greenwald tweeted several defenses of Sanders' Fox News plans, particularly lauding his campaign's attempt to "maximize, rather than minimize, the number of Americans who hear him.only ... (more...)
No guarantee European Union would grant long article 50 extension, says Macron No guarantee European Union would grant long article 50 extension, says Macron
- April 04, 2019

The EU would be "open" to such proposals, but it was for London to put them forward, he said. "However, there is still time for the prime minister to come to the European Council with proposals - proposals that are credible, and have a clear pathway to success", he said. (more...)
Uber Mistake Murder: USC Student Died from 'Sharp Force Injuries' After Kidnapping
- April 03, 2019

Police are questioning a woman who was with Rowland in the Impala when he was stopped and arrested, but she is cooperating with investigators and there is no indication she was with him when Josephson got into the auto, according to CNN . (more...)
Trump halts Central American aid Trump halts Central American aid
- April 03, 2019

Government officials, aid workers and activists in Central America are mystified by U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to cut off almost $500 million in aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to what he calls an immigration crisis. (more...)
Rocket fired toward Israel after Gaza crossings open Rocket fired toward Israel after Gaza crossings open
- April 02, 2019

According to a Gaza rights group and a count by The Associated Press, 196 Palestinians were killed in the demonstrations over the past year, including 41 minors, and thousands were wounded by live fire. The violence has heightened tensions just over a week before Israeli national elections. Hamas officials say that Israel is offering a package of economic incentives in exchange for calm along the volatile border. (more...)
Just Before Impact: Final Moments of Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Jet REVEALED Just Before Impact: Final Moments of Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Jet REVEALED
- April 02, 2019

However, the source said the investigation is still underway and the findings are not yet definitive. The detailed report says one pilot said to the other "Pitch up, pitch up!" before the radio went dead and as the plane "accelerated" towards the ground. (more...)
DHS: More personnel headed to border to combat crisis DHS: More personnel headed to border to combat crisis
- April 02, 2019

CBC's Kim Brunhuber reports. He said Mexico needs to solidify its southern border with Guatemala to prevent the caravans from heading north through Mexico to the US and that the three Central American counties need to curb migrants from leaving their countries. (more...)
Softer Brexit now possible, not DUP's priority Softer Brexit now possible, not DUP's priority
- April 01, 2019

Talks are continuing between ministers and the party in a bid to get its support for a possible fourth vote on the withdrawal agreement. "That is only sign an agreement, which treats Northern Ireland the same as the rest of the United Kingdom". (more...)
Turkey votes in local elections seen as key test of Erdoğan's rule Turkey votes in local elections seen as key test of Erdoğan's rule
- April 01, 2019

As authorities again scrambled to shore up the lira over the past week, Erdogan cast the country's economic woes as resulting from attacks by the West, saying Turkey would overcome its troubles and adding he was "the boss" of the economy. Ankara views YPG as an affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey. The Ottoman-era Blue Mosque and the sixth-century Byzantine monument of Hagia Sofia (Ayasofya) are seen in the old city as skyscrapers of ... (more...)
UK’s May risks UK’s May risks "total collapse"of government in Brexit impasse"
- April 01, 2019

MPs will hold a second round of indicative votes in the Commons on Monday to find out if they can find agreement on a way forward. David Gauke told the BBC on Sunday the government "would need to consider very carefully the will of Parliament" though he didn't pledge to support any plan lawmakers might back. (more...)
Linda McMahon To Quit Small Business Administration; Joins Pro-Trump SuperPAC Linda McMahon To Quit Small Business Administration; Joins Pro-Trump SuperPAC
- April 01, 2019

McMahon's departure comes as Trump is starting to shift into re-election mode and Democratic challengers are becoming more aggressive in fundraising and laying the groundwork for their campaigns. McMahon joined Trump's team during his presidential transition, with officials announcing in December 2016 that she had been chosen to lead the Small Business Administration, which provides loans and other assistance to small businesses. (more...)
Palace: Cut down on plastics use for Earth Hour Palace: Cut down on plastics use for Earth Hour
- March 31, 2019

According to DawnNewsTV , lights were switched off in well-known landmarks all across Pakistan from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, including the National Assembly as well as the provincial assemblies. " Earth Hour 2019 with its campaign '#Connect2Earth' aims to build mass awareness on why nature is important and create an unstoppable movement for nature similar to when the world came together to tackle climate change", reads the official statement issued by the organisers. (more...)
Third vote on May deal exposes splits among Tory Brexiters Third vote on May deal exposes splits among Tory Brexiters
- March 31, 2019

Lewis said the option of a customs union would be hard to pursue because it flew in the face of the Conservatives' pledges before the 2017 national election and did not respect the outcome of the 2016 Brexit referendum. But others refused, including May's Northern Irish allies, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which says planned arrangements for the Irish border after Brexit are unacceptable. (more...)
Russian Federation urges USA to stop interfering in Venezuela Russian Federation urges USA to stop interfering in Venezuela
- March 31, 2019

Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets on Saturday to voice their anger at the patchy power supply, shortage of basic foods and the government of Nicolas Maduro . "The distribution has to be neutral", he said. Abrams nonetheless said the Red Cross assistance was no substitute for toppling Maduro. Maduro retains control of state functions and the country's military. (more...)
IDF maintains relative calm on anniversary of Hamas-led Gaza riots IDF maintains relative calm on anniversary of Hamas-led Gaza riots
- March 31, 2019

Egypt has repeatedly tried to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, stepping up efforts in recent days after a Gaza rocket struck a house in central Israel earlier this week, injuring seven Israelis and threatening renewed escalation. (more...)
'U.S. will not tolerate' foreign military presence in Venezuela, says Bolton 'U.S. will not tolerate' foreign military presence in Venezuela, says Bolton
- March 30, 2019

Whatever Russia is delivering to Maduro seems secondary to the message they are clearly trying to send to the Trump Administration about their increasingly close ties to the Venezuelan government, however. The United States was quick to condemn what it felt was an encroachment in South America, while Russian Federation downplayed the incident, hinting that it had routine military contracts to fulfill at the time. (more...)