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Chinese woman 'lied her way into Mar-a-Lago' with malware

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However, the Communist Party newspaper Global Times, known for its strident nationalism, ran a lengthy report on the Zhang and Yang cases, accusing the US media of hyping them as examples of Chinese "Trojan horses" entering Mar-a-Lago out of an excess of "Cold War thinking". Read More »

Boeing defends 'fundamental safety' of 737 MAX after crash report

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Since the Ethiopian Airlines crash, airlines worldwide have grounded their Max fleets amid concerns over the apparent propensity of the stall-prevention system, known as MCAS, to malfunction when fed erroneous data. "The crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the aircraft", she said. "Since repetitive uncommanded aircraft nose down conditions are noticed.it is recommend that the aircraft control system shall be reviewed by ... Read More »

Trump, Chinese Vice Premier Meeting as Trade Pact Could Be Near

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Trump said the American economy, which reached $20.5 trillion last year, is "looking very strong", despite what he said were "unnecessary and destructive actions" taken last year by policy makers at the country's central bank, the Federal Reserve, to raise benchmark interest rates to inhibit too-rapid growth. Read More »

Senate's Republican majority looks to cut debate time on Trump nominees

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Senate Republicans on Wednesday slashed required debate time for most of President Donald Trump's nominees from 30 hours to two- a move Democrats say will enable candidates for lifetime federal court positions to avoid scrutiny. And it signaled that, after two years in Trump's Washington, Republicans on Capitol Hill are figuring out how to handle the president and his impulsive swerves on policy. Read More »

Scots university reviews Brunei honour over gay stoning law

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However, current Sultan and acting Prime minister Hassanal Bolkiah said in a statement that Brunei is "a sovereign Islamic and fully independent country and, like all other independent countries, enforces its own rule of law". Some LGBT advocates say they fear the crackdown could spread into the neighbouring countries of Indonesia and Malaysia. He ranks as one of the world's wealthiest people. Read More »

Pilots followed Boeing guidelines before Ethiopia crash

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Before it crashed, the pilots of the Lion Air 737 Max struggled to control it as the MCAS repeatedly pushed the plane's nose down, according to its flight data recorder. "The pilot not flying should be cranking that wheel", Goglia said. Boeing is finalizing and flight testing a software fix to ensure MCAS won't activate as it did on the two flights that crashed. Read More »

Theresa May scrambles to avoid chaotic Brexit finale

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After U.K. lawmakers three times rejected an agreement struck between the bloc and May late previous year, the European Union gave Britain until April 12 to approve a withdrawal agreement, change course and seek a further delay to Brexit, or crash out of the bloc with no deal to cushion the shock. Read More »

Haftar orders Libyan National Army to march on Tripoli

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Earlier, forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Hifter - who commands the self-styled Libya National Army that's based in the country's east - took control overnight of the town of Gharyan, 50 kilometres from Tripoli, without major clashes. Only intra-Libyan dialog can solve Libyan problems. A national conference is set to follow this month to agree on a road map for elections to resolve the prolonged instability in Libya, an oil producer and a hub for refugees and migrants trekking across the ... Read More »

The fight for the Mueller report could get ugly fast

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President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign say the findings in a report submitted by special counsel Robert Mueller are more damaging for the president than what has been suggested by Attorney General William Barr , The New York Times and The Washington Post reported late Wednesday. Read More »

Police trying to verify teen is boy missing since 2011

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FBI agents from Louisville and Cincinnati said they are coordinating with the Newport Police Department, Cincinnati Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and the Aurora Police Department on a missing child investigation. She assured her that she and Timmothy were safe. Authorities checked the Red Roof Inn and surrounding hotels and didn't find anything. In a Facebook post, the Sharonville Police Department in OH said it had helped check local hotels for the suspects, but ... Read More »

GOP Congressman Offers Alternative to the Green New Deal

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According to Gaetz, the Green Real Deal focuses on promoting innovation and "rejects regulation as the driving force of reform". Max Rose says the Green New Deal isn't really about saving the environment as much as it is "a lie to voters" that will usher in "massive socialist" spending and restrictions. Read More »

Pentagon halts deliveries, activities linked to Turkey's F-35 capability

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Mr Stein said that the United States did not want to block F-35 transfers to Turkey or sanction Ankara unless the S-400 delivery occured in July, and then became operational in October. Turkey wants to have the Russian air defense system starting in October, ready for use. Turkey's Foreign Minster Mevlut Cavusoglu met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov last week, giving a go ahead to the S-400 purchase. Read More »

United States tourist kidnapped and held for ransom in Uganda

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The Uganda Media Centre said that after the kidnapping, four tourists were left "abandoned and unharmed", and were rescued after they contacted national park officials. 'We are hopeful that our efforts will lead to their successful recovery, ' police said, adding they have strengthened safety measures. The State Department told NPR it is "aware of reports of a US citizen kidnapped in Uganda". Read More »

Algerian President Bouteflika resigns after weeks of mass protests

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SNATEG, a 600,000-member union of gas and energy workers, vowed to continue a planned three-day general strike from 7 April, to demand a new transitional government, including opposition figures. The top priority for any successor would be to liberalize the economy, shifting away from an expensive but unproductive welfare state, and create jobs for young people who comprise nearly 70 percent of the population. Read More »

House Committee Seeks Trump Tax Returns from IRS

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Congressional Democrats are using a 100-year-old law to finally see President Donald Trump's tax returns. "On behalf of the American people, the Ways and Means Committee must determine if that policy is being followed, and, if so, whether these audits are conducted fully and appropriately", said Neal. Read More »

China to continue United States auto tariff suspension

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Given the impressive profits from fentanyl-related drugs, American pharmacies and doctors have been touting opioids in medical use. Monday's announcement from China's Ministry of Public Security, National Health Commission and National Medical Products Administration makes good on a pledge Chinese President Xi Jinping made to President Donald Trump during the G-20 summit in Argentina late past year. Read More »

U.S. VP Pence warns Turkey against buying Russian air defenses

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Ankara says the S-400 system will help the country to defend itself, as Turkey faces threats from Kurdish rebels and Islamist militants. "We have, however, been clear that the acquisition of the S-400 is not compatible with the F-35 and Turkey's continued participation in the F-35 program is at risk". Read More »

Biden: I'll 'be more mindful' after unwanted touching allegations

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What is Biden accused of? He acknowledged that "social norms have changed", offering that he would be "much more mindful". Meanwhile Ms Pelosi told Politico: "I don't think it's disqualifying". The reaction among Democrats has been mixed. President Donald Trump at a Republican fundraiser on Tuesday repeatedly aimed gibes at Joe Biden , and joked he wanted to call him in sympathy at the political trouble caused by a string of allegations that Biden inappropriately touched several women. Read More »

Boeing system triggered repeatedly in Ethiopian crash

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Boeing's safety notice following the Lion Air crash noted that the MCAS' automated adjustments to a 737 MAX's stabilizers-the control surfaces on the tail of the aircraft that are used to change the direction of the aircraft's flight-could be "stopped and reversed" with a thumb switch on the pilot's yoke but "may restart 5 seconds after the [switch] is released". Read More »

Indian satellite destruction created 400 pieces of debris, endangering ISS

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The amount of Indian space debris may have nearly doubled in the aftermath of the Mission Shakti anti-satellite strike but this is still significantly less than the existing space debris generated by China, Russia and the United States. The Foreign Office further said such test should be a matter of grave concern for the global community not only in terms of generation of space debris but also because of its ramifications for long term sustainability of peaceful space activities. Read More »

Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago's 1st black, female mayor

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Lightfoot, 56, defeated Cook County Board of Commissioners President Toni Preckwinkle, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Lightfoot says her list of priorities includes public schools, immigration, financial issues and the city's violence problem. Read More »

Trump incorrectly states his father was born in Germany

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Was German and born in a very wonderful place in Germany . The president "was either lying or confused", the writer noted, adding that " Fred Trump was born in New York City ". As I said before, this is not the first time Trump has done this. Though he landed in New York City , he settled in Seattle, Washington - buying a restaurant in November 1891 and becoming a citizen in October of the following year. Read More »

Woman with Chinese passports, malware at Mar-a-Lago charged

He said the woman then started arguing with him, so she was taken to the local Secret Service office for questioning. The receptionist, who knew that such an event had been scheduled, became suspicious of Ms Zhang. Zhang was eventually detained at the resort's main reception, where she told the receptionist she was there to attend an event organized by the United Nations Chinese American Association -an event that was never scheduled to take place. Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro announces 30-day electricity rationing

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Venezuela's Supreme Court has asked the Constituent Assembly to strip opposition leader Juan Guaido of parliamentary immunity over his violation of a ban on leaving the country. "We are worse off now more than ever", she said, adding that the power was out on one side of the street, but working on the other. "We do not know if the light went out due to a blackout , or whether they took it away because of the rationing". Read More »

Let's be open to credible Brexit proposals from Britain: Ireland's Varadkar

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Macron said the three-time rejection of the withdrawal agreement in the House of Commons and having no alternative plans at this stage "puts us on a path of a United Kingdom exit without a deal". In the event of a "no deal" Brexit, the Irish border would become the only land frontier between non-EU Britain and the rest of the bloc and would therefore in theory need to have customs controls. Read More »

No-one sought justice for Kim Jong Nam

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The murder charge the women had faced carried the death penalty if they were convicted. The prosecutors alternated the charge to "voluntarily causing hurt by unsafe weapons or means" as instructed by the attorney-general from the murder charge, which carries mandatory capital punishment if convicted. Read More »

Zelensky and Poroshenko enter runoff

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Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko , a candidate for the presidential elections, talks to the media after casting her ballot at a polling station during the presidential election in Kiev, Ukraine , Sunday, March 31, 2019. Zelensky has said that he is open to negotiating with Putin over the conflict in the southeast if elected president. "Poroshenko said" I feel no sort of euphoria" following the exit poll results were declared. Read More »

31 killed in Nepal thunderstorm

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The National Emergency Operation Centre informed that the injured are now undergoing treatment at various healthcare facilities. He said that two MI 17 helicopters have been put on standby, a skytruck is kept ready for use in Simara and that over 100 Army personnel have been deployed for rescue and relief operations. Read More »

UK MP’s vote against Brexit alternatives

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Options for a "softer Brexit", particularly a customs union and the so-called " Common Market 2 .0", could win the decisive support of MPs who abstained in the last round of votes . Nor did it support revoking Article 50, which is the only means-short of agreeing on a deal-to prevent that from happening. There will consideration given the possibility of calling a general election to break the deadlock or whether to seek a long Brexit delay. Read More »