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European Union leaders agree to Brexit extension: Tusk

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Corbyn was careful to placate the majority Blairite wing in his own party by adding that if no agreement could be secured with May, "We believe all options should remain on the table, including the option of a public vote". Exhausted members of parliament cheered as the government's leader in the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, announced that as a result of the agreement to delay Brexit, parliament would take a break from the end of Thursday until April 23. Read More »

Deputies Respond to 911 Call About Intruder, Find Roomba Instead

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They made their way to the bathroom but there was no intruder, just a Roomba moving around. According to the timeline detailed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office , the time it took for them to surround the house and open the bathroom door-after the "suspect" failed to respond to them-was 10 minutes. Read More »

Former Obama WH counsel indicted in Mueller probe

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Former Obama administration White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a Justice Department foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Pence confronts Venezuelan ambassador at UN: ‘You shouldn’t be here’

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The United States is among some 50 countries that recognize Guaido, the opposition leader who declared himself interim president in January, and consider Maduro to have lost legitimacy. United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said the crisis has worsened and that 25 percent of the population need humanitarian aid. Asked what made the USA think it has support to give Guaido UN recognition, Pence said, "I think momentum is on the side of freedom - momentum is on the side of the ... Read More »

Lawyer Avenatti Charged in California With US Fraud, Tax Crimes

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The Internal Revenue Services will also be present at the Thursday press conference , likely indicating that Avenatti faced tax charges as well. In one case, prosecutors said that Avenatti concealed a $4 million settlement won by a client in 2015 from Los Angeles County after he became paraplegic in an unspecified incident, instead giving the man periodic advances of $1,900 and paying the rent at his assisted living facility. Read More »

Iran's Khamenei calls US blacklisting of Guards a 'vicious move'

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Israel conducted airstrikes on Syrian soil on multiple occasions, claiming to have hit Iranian military targets. "You use terrorist groups against the peoples of the region and yet claim to have been fighting terrorism?" The listing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, as the Pasdaran are known internationally, by the USA as a "foreign terrorist organisation " on Monday, means, however, that not only does the United States want to isolate Iran, but also that the war lobby in Washington ... Read More »

Trudeau violated MPs' rights with 'unilateral' expulsion: Philpott

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Quebec Liberal MP Marc Miller said the Liberal caucus had agreed to not require caucus votes to expel MPs since the start of this Parliament, and was comfortable leaving the decision around expulsions up to Trudeau. "I have every right, as does my family, to defend our reputation, and the Liberal party will, as I said, come to regret engaging in this illegal and untruthful behaviour", Harper said at the time. Read More »

European Union gives Britain's Theresa May six-month delay to Brexit date

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British Prime Minister Theresa May again called on Parliament to approve her Brexit deal. The latest extension will only intensify these voices, with May herself on record as saying that as Prime Minister, she could not agree to a longer extension than June 30 the date before Members of European Parliament (MEPs) take their seats in a newly-formed Parliament following European elections set for May 23. Read More »

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir removed from power

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Thousands of protesters, including women carrying their children, were seen making their way on Thursday toward the military headquarters, clapping and ululating, many flashing "V" for victory. Mr Al-Bashir has been highly unpopular amongst Western powers, and was indicted by the International Criminal Court in 2008 for alleged crimes stemming from the genocide in Darfur. Read More »

Julian Assange arrested by British police at Ecuadorean embassy

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His relationship with the Ecuadorean government was already on thin ice after last week , when Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno accused him of violating the terms of his asylum by spying on his family, implying that WikiLeaks had hacked into his phone and spread his private info, including private photos of his wife and children. Read More »

Cloud Man's Family Sues Boeing Over Deadly Plane Crash

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The plane is grounded as investigations continue into the Ethiopian Airlines crash last month which killed all 157 people on board. In this Monday, April 8, 2019, file photo, a worker looks up at a parked Boeing 737 Max 8 built for Jet Airways as another 737 Max 8 made for Shenzhen Airlines stands behind at a Boeing Co. Read More »

European Union leaders offer the United Kingdom a Brexit delay until October 31

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The EU had previously told May another extension would only be granted if the United Kingdom can present a credible alternative Brexit plan to the one which has been rejected by MPs three times. A drastic cliff-edge exit would bring huge costs to businesses and trade across the English Channel and be very cumbersome to travellers as it would likely hit airports, ports, tariff rules and standard regulations overnight. Read More »

Mnuchin: Treasury lawyers consulted White House on Trump tax returns

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But asking for the president's tax returns is uncharted territory, a fact that the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee was cognizant of as he was waiting to make the request. "I have the gavel at this point", Waters said. "Voters knew the president could have given his tax returns, they knew that he didn't, and they elected him anyway, which is, of course, what drives the Democrats insane". Read More »

European Union must agree extension to avoid no-deal, says Varadkar

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The Frenchman said the European Union would "stand fully behind Ireland", aiming to protect the Good Friday peace agreement. The EU negotiator insisted that the Dublin government has the "full support" of all the other EU members in that regard, but they acknowledge that the security mechanism is key for protecting the economy of the entire island, which is highly integrated, and the peace process in Northern Ireland. Read More »

Barr: ‘I Think Spying Did Occur’ Against Trump Campaign

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This was an attempted take-down of a president. Because I knew how illegal this whole thing was: "It was a scam". And they got caught. He said "what they did was treason". "I'm landing the plane right now", Barr said at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. A little while ago, he talked about the subject of spying on Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Read More »

Parts of ME could see a foot of snow Monday

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The prairie reservation is about the size of DE and Rhode Island combined and is home to almost 20,000 people, many of whom live in deteriorating houses or cramped mobile homes. International Falls is expected to see 4-6 inches with the possibility of rain in the mix. South of the heavy snow, severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected from the central plains to the middle Mississippi Valley, exacerbating flooding in some areas. Read More »

Benjamin Netanyahu appears poised to win historic fifth term amid corruption charges

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Though neither party captured a ruling majority in the Knesset, according to the exit polls, the surveys put Mr Netanyahu in a stronger position to form a coalition government with the help of right-wing factions. This pair teamed up to form a new far-right party to appeal to secular constituents. Netanyahu highlighted his close relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump , who delighted Israelis and angered Palestinians by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital in 2017 and moving ... Read More »

Sudanese protesters hold second day of sit-in outside Bashir's compound

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Thousands of demonstrators across Sudan have taken part in what appears to be the biggest series of rallies against President Omar al-Bashir since protests began in December previous year. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all parties to "exercise utmost restraint and avoid violence", and called for the release of detained protesters, U.N. Read More »

Mueller report's release likely 'within a week'

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In testimony before the House Appropriations Committee, Barr also dealt a blow to a Democratic talking point regarding a letter he sent to Congress on March 24 laying out special counsel Robert Mueller's conclusions. Questions are sure to remain, however, about the extent to which Barr has blacked out material from the report. Another potential category that doesn't apply, Barr has said, is information covered by executive privilege; the president has in effect waived privilege. Read More »

Tiny bees found in woman's eye, feeding off tears

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The woman had been weeding a family grave site, just the kind of place where these sweat bees nest, according to the doctor who treated her. She washed her eyes at the scene, but when she returned home, her left eye started to itch, and her eyelid started to swell. Read More »

Ultra Low Emissions Zone comes into force

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A "patchwork approach" to pollution charging across the country will be "bewildering" for drivers, a motoring research charity warned on the day one of the world's toughest vehicle emissions standards was introduced in the capital. However, these measures will ensure that air pollution will meet legal requirements in six years, according to an analysis by academics at King's College London. Read More »

Dalai Lama in hospital with chest infection

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He was flown to New Delhi to consult with doctors and subsequently hospitalized after he reported feeling " some discomfort ", and is now reported to be in stable condition. "They have more concern about the next Dalai Lama than me", he had said. The death of the spiritual leader may also represent the end of Tibetans' fight for an autonomous homeland, many fear. Read More »

WH Wants Border Agents to Question Asylum Seekers

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Customs and Border Protection President Kevin McAleenan has taken over as acting secretary. Concerned legislators were also rallying Tuesday to defend Lee Francis Cissna, the director of U.S. "He just wants to separate families", an anonymous senior administration official toldCNN. As a result of that court order, known as the Flores consent decree, parents who arrive at the border with their children are released into the country while they await their asylum hearings, which many of ... Read More »

Mnuchin says he'll 'follow the law' on Trump tax returns

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Democrats are pursuing Trump's returns under a legal authority that aims to prevent interference from the White House on the Treasury's decision whether to release the tax returns, in what the White House chief of staff has called a "political stunt". Read More »

BJP legislator among five killed in Maoist attack in Dantewada

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has called a high-level meeting after the attack , ANI reported. Dantewada goes to polls in the first phase of general elections on April 11. Former Chief Minister Raman Singh said, "I'm in contact with central ministers; spoke to PM an hour ago. He went out without giving prior information", the Chief Minister said while addressing a press conference here. Read More »

Saudi Arabia hails US terror blacklisting of Iran Guards

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Iran announced its own response by the country's official news agency, the IRNA , minutes later. Iran responded by calling U.S. troops in the Middle East terrorists, and threatened to produce more advanced nuclear centrifuges. was transmitting "a message of terrorism in the whole world". The source welcomed the U.S. move as a "practical and serious step" in curbing what the kingdom describes as Iranian meddling in the region. Read More »

Wreckage of crashed Japanese F-35 fighter jet found

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The anticipated purchase makes Japan the largest global buyer of F-35 aircraft. "Big deal", tweeted Tom Moore, a former senior professional staff member at the U.S. The country has now grounded its 12 remaining F-35 fighter jets at the Misawa base temporarily, said Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya. The cause of the plane's disappearance was not immediately known. Read More »