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Russian Troops in Venezuela Complicate U.S. Regime Change Plans

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Pereira had entered Colombia through the Caribbean city of Cartagena in order to deceive migration officials while on an "intelligence mission" and had items such as USB flash drives that could contain "delicate information" for Nicolás Maduro's regime, a government official speaking on condition of anonymity told The Epoch Times. Read More »

Southwest Airlines 737 Max 8 makes emergency landing in Florida

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Federal authorities have instructed Boeing and FAA employees to retain documents relating to the plane's approval process, which by design relies on manufacturers like Boeing to self-police that it's met FAA requirements. The fixes, among other things, will stop the plane from relying on data from a single outside sensor, and temper how much the anti-stall feature would push the nose downward, the company said. Read More »

European Union passes divisive Article 13 copyright law

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Its final approval - whereby it must now be passed to member states to turn it into national law - means content-sharing platforms must license copyright-protected material from the rights holders. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) echoed the criticism . Articles 11 and 13, the two most controversial components of the copyright overhaul, were left unchanged after MEPs voted against allowing amendments that would have removed them. Read More »

Southwest moving its Boeing Max 8 aircraft to storage

The FAA says it's investigating but it appears the emergency was not related to anti-stall software suspected in the two fatal crashes. The software, as originally designed and explained, left little room for error. A Lion Air flight crashed into the Java Sea after taking off from an airport in Jakarta, Indonesia , Oct. 29, killing 184 passengers and five crew members. Read More »

Elizabeth Warren Tells Colbert She Doesn't Trust Barr's Mueller Summary

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The claim comes in the form of a new book Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump . "We'll do something with pictures", Colbert replied. "Do you know how many were about the Mueller report?" Yet, at the same time, she stressed that voters are far more interested in "the things that touch their lives every day" and not the Mueller report. Read More »

USA blacklists Venezuela bank Bandes after alleged arrest of Guaido aide

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with ministers at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela Monday. The chief of staff to the rival president of Venezuela has been arrested in a dawn raid by masked state security agents and accused of terrorism, drawing swift condemnation from the United States. Read More »

Call for European Union veto as Germany eyes Italy`s China deal warily

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Countries that believe they can do "clever business with the Chinese will wonder when they suddenly wake up in dependency". "China is not a liberal democracy". Italy has made a point of giving Xi a fulsome welcome, despite the misgivings in Washington and Brussels. Di Maio told reporters the government remained committed to its Western partners but said it had to put "Italy first". Read More »

Trump administration asks United States court to scrap Obamacare

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But in a letter filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans, DOJ lawyers said the appeals court should affirm a decision striking down the entire law by U.S. "The Republican Party will soon be known as the party of healthcare", the president said at the US Capitol on Tuesday. President Barack Obama's former solicitor general, Donald Verrilli - who once defended the law before the Supreme Court - is now defending the law on behalf of the Democratic-led House. Read More »

New Zealand Prime Minister Announces Formal Probe Into Christchurch Attack

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Ms Ardern has repeatedly played down the Huawei spat and did not directly address it on Monday. Rashid along with his son and 48 others were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in New Zealand , on March 15. Speaking to media on Monday afternoon, Ardern said Cabinet had agreed that a Royal Commission was the most appropriate way to look into the attack and whether it could have been prevented. Read More »

Sandy Hook father found dead graduated from Sabino, UA

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Richman's 6-year-old daughter, Avielle Richman , was among the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. "This is bad, horrible, devastating news", Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy said on Twitter, reacting to reports of Richman´s death. Read More »

Airbus shares rally after huge Chinese order

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On Tuesday, Macron and Xi will be joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to explore "points of convergence" ahead of an EU-China summit in Brussels next month. Earlier on his trip, Xi visited Italy, which became the first G7 state to sign up to China's vast "New Silk Road" infrastructure project that has sparked unease in the USA and the European Union. Read More »

Defense secretary OK’s $1 billion for border fencing help

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The Pentagon has officially informed Congress that it's shifting up to $1 billion in appropriated funding to build a 57-mile fence and other projects at the southern USA border. The Senators in particular saw red over being sidestepped by the Pentagon, which had not sought the lawmakers' approval before it revealed the "reprogramming" of its funds that had been reportedly earmarked for personnel. Read More »

Iraq PM asks MPs to fire governor over deadly ferry capsize

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The boat was carrying families heading to an outing on an island in the Tigris River on Thursday when it sank. Is it conceivable that my mother goes on Mother's Day? Over 100 people have died when a ferry capsized in northern Iraq . IS turned Mosul into its de facto capital after sweeping across much of the country's north in 2014. There is widespread anger in Mosul at the slow pace of reconstruction since the city's recapture from the Islamic State group in 2017 by Iraqi troops ... Read More »

President Trump and Advisers Celebrate After Mueller Report Is Released

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They truly are the Enemy of the People and the Real Opposition Party!" Schlapp said the president's "brilliance" is that he's "resilient" despite the weight of the almost two-year Mueller investigation. Congressional Democrats blasted Barr for that statement, with the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee saying it seemed "like the Department of Justice is putting matters squarely in Congress' court". Read More »

Pilot flies plane into club in bid to kill his wife

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The Matsieng Flying Club said in a news release the incident took place around 6:30 p.m., hours after the pilot was allegedly involved in some sort of domestic dispute. Although the details of the incident remain unclear, it appears that the man crashed a King Air private aircraft in an effort to kill his wife . These response actions are to be commended. Read More »

Congress's 'final attack on poverty': How did party calculate minimum income?

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi said if elected to power, his party will give Rs 72,000 per annum to 20 per cent of the poorest families in the country. The minimum starting salary in govt after the 7th CPC is Rs 18,000 a month. Jaitley said that in 1971, Indira gave her legendary slogan "Garibi Hatao" but her economics was not about increasing production and generating wealth but only about redistribution of poverty. Read More »

115 killed in ethnic clashes in Mali

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Muscat: More than 134 people were killed in a village in Mali on Saturday, according to local security officials. Army chief of staff General M'Bemba Moussa Keita was replaced by General Abdoulaye Coulibaly, while chief of land forces General Abdrahamane Baby was removed and Brigadier-General Keba Sangare has been named as his replacement. Read More »

Lengthy EU border delays for United Kingdom citizens in no-deal Brexit

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An EU official reiterated that it wouldn't enter into mini-deals to make a no-deal more palatable, and its measures were unilateral and aimed at self-protection. But May herself admits that she is nowhere near to securing the votes needed to finally get her Brexit deal over the line. "The government and the prime minister are in charge", Barclay said. Read More »

Kenyan teacher wins $1 million global teaching prize

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Social issues such as drug abuse, teenage pregnancies and early marriage all contribute to high dropout rates from the classes crammed with as many as 80 students, he said . Tabichi is a staunch Catholic who subscribes to the doctrines of Franciscan brothers, where he draws his zeal to help the less fortunate children whose parents lack the ability to pay for their school fees. Read More »

Mueller Report Is Blow to U.S. Democrats' Plans to Probe Trump

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The attorney general added that he and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller in May, 2017, determined "that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense". Read More »

Pompeo: Trump may have been sent by God to save Jews

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Speaking to the Christian Broadcasting Network in Jerusalem on Thursday, Pompeo said Trump may be poised to defend against forces that want to " eradicate the Jewish people " in the Middle East. Pompeo is not the first prominent Trump administration official to suggest that God wanted the NY real estate mogul to become president. But in a tweet that appeared to catch many by surprise, Trump said the time had come for the United States to take the step, which Netanyahu warmly welcomed as ... Read More »

Jury clears Pennsylvania police officer of murder in Antwon Rose shooting

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Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld is seen in an undated photo. "Police did this!" The protest soon moved onto the University of Pittsburgh campus. "I was doing what I was trained to do'". Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Fodi declared in his closing argument that Rosfeld had acted as "judge, jury and executioner", and the video evidence showed "there was no threat" to the officer. Read More »

Former Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti charged with extortion, fraud

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The report details how Avenatti threatened to hold a press conference at the start of March Madness to announce allegations of misconduct by employees at the company. The charges mark the latest and most remarkable chapter in the unusual public saga of the California lawyer who has represented Stormy Daniels , an adult-film actress who was paid to keep quiet during the 2016 presidential campaign about her alleged sexual tryst with Trump several years ago. Read More »

United States to host China for trade talks from April 3: White House

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President Donald Trump said on Friday the negotiations with China were progressing and a final agreement seemed probable, as the world's two largest economies seek to ease tensions from an eight-month-old trade war. This comes ahead of the next rounds of talks between the USA and China, starting on March 28th. As a retaliatory move, China imposed duties on USA imports amounting to United States dollars 110 billion. Read More »

Brexit: What will happen in the British parliament today?

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The premier's office is so far not committing to allow Tories this liberty, potentially sparking another revolt from her ministers in her Cabinet. "We need to revoke Article 50 and if we can't do that, then we need the people's vote", she said, referring to the European Union legal mechanism Britain invoked for Brexit. Read More »

Russian Troops Land In Oil-Rich Venezuela

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Russian Federation and Venezuela have maintained a close relationship since the administration of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and the two countries remain significant trading partners, particularly for the vast oil resources Moscow needs. Read More »

£1m donation to National Portrait Gallery by Sackler family will not proceed

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Members of the billionaire American family are being accused of causing the United States drug crisis in a massive lawsuit. The National Portrait Gallery in London and the Sackler family, owners of the pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma LP, have said in a statement that the £1,000,000 donation, about $1.3 million, from the Sackler Trust to the gallery's Inspiring People project will not proceed. Read More »

FEMA shared 2.3 million disaster survivors' personal information with contractor

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Fema violated federal requirements in releasing this information, the report found. FEMA said more than 2.3 million disaster survivor registrants were eligible for the program after the 2017 hurricanes and wildfires. They added that after conducting a detailed review of the contractor's information system, there's no indication that the data has been compromised. "The privacy incident occurred because FEMA did not take steps to ensure it provided only required data elements.", the ... Read More »

Britain can still avoid no-deal Brexit, says European Union commissioner

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Crowds at the rally were told the initial count showed more than a million people had turned up - putting it on a par with the biggest march of the century, the Stop the War march in 2003. "If you don't stand, we don't stand up as one and we will lose that right so let's make sure we take direct action". The organizers of People's Vote campaign thanked every participant for supporting the action. Read More »