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Judiciary Committee Moves To Contempt Vote For Attorney General Barr

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Barr is headed for another showdown with Congress on Monday if he fails to meet a morning deadline to hand over the full, unredacted Mueller report requested by Democrats. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., if Mueller supported his conclusion on obstruction, Barr said he didn't know. Nadler said last week the committee was "firming up the date" for Mueller's testimony and hoping it would be May 15. Read More »

China says trade envoys preparing to go to Washington

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Here are the answers to key questions about the rumbling dispute between the world's two largest economies. Not only will big volumes of Chinese seafood and other products at 10% go to 25% Friday, but some $325bn of Chinese goods not now subject to tariffs - presumably including cod , pollock and salmon fillets , which were all removed from the US Trade Representative's list a year ago - will go to 25%, according to Trump . Read More »

Iran to keep producing uranium despite US' monetary assault

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Trying to balance the reality of Iran having an active, legitimate civilian nuclear program with the administration's desire to pick fights with Iran on every pretext, the Trump Administration has made a decision to renew only some of their waivers allowing Western companies to do work on Iran's civilian program. Read More »

Boeing says safety review corroborated its findings on a 737 MAX sensor

It was only after a second MAX accident in Ethiopia almost five months later, these officials said, that Boeing became more forthcoming with airlines about the problem. Boeing said the problem stemmed from software delivered to the company. Boeing did not tell airlines or the FAA about this decision. It is not clear whether having the warning light would have prevented either the Lion Air crash or the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max near Addis Ababa . Read More »

Trump pledges to raise tariffs on $200B of Chinese goods to 25%

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China's financial markets closed on Monday with stocks sinking about 5-7 percent, marking the largest drop since February 2016, following US President Donald Trump's threats to impose more dramatic tariffs on Chinese goods. "Arguably, Trump's threat to lift tariffs "shortly" if Beijing does not play ball on USA trade demands, may be more a negotiations tactics than an imminent trade action", Mizuho Bank said in a commentary. Read More »

Brazil's President Bolsonaro cancels trip to NY

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Responding to criticism from LGBTQ activists and NY politicians, the American Museum of Natural History , original host of the controversial gala, nixed the event last month. "Jair Bolsonaro is a risky man", de Blasio said earlier. On Friday confirmed that the U.S. airline Delta, the British newspaper "Financial Times" and the consulting firm Bain & Company, the news Agency AFP that they have withdrawn as sponsors. Read More »

Russia Claims Trump Reached Out to Putin for Lengthy Friday Call

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The Kremlin said the two sides confirmed they meant to "activate dialogue in various spheres, including strategic security". I could go through the list, but there's not time in the show to talk about all the things we've done. According to the top official, more than $5 billion has been frozen in Venezuelan foreign accounts after US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president of the country in late January. Read More »

Ramadan 2019: Why is it so important for Muslims?

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In addition, Sultan Mizan also called on Muslims in Terengganu to double the practice of prayer as well as to strengthen their faith and praiseworthy behaviour wherever they are during Ramadan, irrespective of whether they do it alone or in congregation. Read More »

Harris says Barr representing Trump, not US

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Beto O'Rourke said Sunday that the Mueller report solidified his position on impeaching President Donald Trump because it revealed to him that the President undoubtedly obstructed justice in the investigation to determine if Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Donald Trump greets Muslims on Ramadan

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They are not allowed to eat, drink, smoke or engage in sexual relations during the day. Beyond fasting, Muslims are also encouraged to read the Quran, with the holy text recited at the Tarawih, special nightly prayers held throughout the month. Read More »

Trump vows new tariff hike on Chinese goods

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Pushing for a quicker outcome to trade talks with China , President Trump announced he'll increase tariffs with the country this week. Trump has imposed a 25 percent tax on $50 billion of Chinese goods, and a 10 percent tax on goods worth $200 billion more. Read More »

Harry and Meghan reportedly looking for a holiday home in California

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The baby wait goes on for Meghan , Prince Harry and royal-watchers around the world. With the due date and gender speculation being at a high point on social media, royal fans have become desperate for the big news to break. Queen Elizabeth II has proven not to be as cold as she seemed for many years, in fact, she is quite opposite - she is very relaxed and she has a sense of humor she doesn't often show in public. Read More »

John Bolton warns Iran of 'unrelenting force' amid tensions in Gaza

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The United States is sending an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in a "clear and unmistakable" message to Iran , National Security Advisor John Bolton said Sunday. The statement was met with concerns that hawkish Bolton wants in fact a war with Iran, while some suggested that he's trying to distract attention from the failure of the coup in Venezuela. Read More »

Israel Air Force Strikes Hamas Political Bureau in Gaza

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Israel has been at the receiving end of more than 600 rockets since May 3, by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) from the Gaza Strip . Under past Egyptian-brokered deals, Israel has agreed to ease a crippling blockade of Gaza in exchange for a halt to rocket fire. Read More »

European Union criticizes USA move on Iran

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The European Union's foreign policy chief and top diplomats from Germany, France and the United Kingdom have expressed concern over the United States' decision not to extend waivers concerning oil trade with Iran. Separately, President Hassan Rouhani said live on television on Saturday that Iran must counter U.S. sanctions by continuing to export its oil as well as boosting non-oil exports. Read More »

Trump threatens China with higher tariffs to reach trade deal

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It follows signals from Washington that a US-China trade deal was imminent. But in a tweet on Sunday, Mr. Trump said talks were progressing "too slowly" and suggested that the Chinese were attempting to renegotiate the deal. But Trump and China's President Xi Jinping agreed in December to refrain from further escalation. The two sides have imposed tariffs on $360 billion in two-way trade since past year. Read More »

Let's make a Brexit deal, UK PM May tells Labour opposition

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The Conservatives lost 1,334 councillors, while Labour failed to make expected gains, instead losing 82 seats. Any customs union would likely upset the most pro-Brexit members of the Conservative Party, while the Observer newspaper reported that scores of Labour lawmakers had written to Corbyn to insist on a second Brexit referendum. Read More »

Trump attacks Democrats for wanting Mueller to testify

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Democrats are desperate to question Mueller over both the conclusions reached in his report on collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russian officials looking to alter the outcome of the 2016 presidential elections, and over statements made last week, indicating that he felt his conclusions, particularly on the subject of President Donald Trump's attempted "obstruction of justice" were twisted by members of the media. Read More »

North Korea facing deep 'hunger crisis' after bad harvest

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The aggregate 2018/19 food crop production is estimated at 4.9 million metric tons, which is the lowest since the 2008/09 season. "Official rations are down to 300 grammes - under 11 ounces - per person per day, the lowest ever for this time of year, the United Nations said following a food security assessment it carried out at Pyongyang's request from March 29 to April 12", reports Reuters . Read More »

Common goal for Democrats: Attack Barr

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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris has sent a letter to the Justice Department's inspector general, requesting a probe into whether Attorney General William Barr has acted upon requests or suggestions from President Donald Trump to investigate his "perceived enemies". Read More »

Ramazan moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia - Newspaper

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Catch Crescent Sighting Updates From Rest of India Here . The moon sighting body will meet on Sunday evening after Maghrib prayers at Met Office Complex in Karachi. Ramadan is a period during which period the prophet Muhammad says the doors of hell are firmly sealed and the doors to heaven are wide open. At the end of the 29 or 30 days of fasting, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr which literally means "festival of breaking the fast" in Arabic. Read More »

Ashton Kutcher Likely to Testify at 'Hollywood Ripper' Trial

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Akemon detailed how he said Gargiulo would stalk his victims before striking. He was subsequently separately charged with killing 17-year-old Tricia Pacaccio of Glenview, Illinois, whose father found her fatally stabbed on their family's doorstep, house key still in hand. Read More »

Trump says he, Putin discussed new nuclear pact possibly including China

Trump told reporters that Putin "is not looking at all to get involved in Venezuela, other than he would like to see something positive happen". Pompeo said in March that the company "continues to throw a lifeline to the regime" by supplying Venezuela's state-run Petroleos de Venezuela SA with a petroleum product it needs to keep exports flowing in defiance of US sanctions. Read More »

FBI agent met Donald Trump aide before elections to check Russian link

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The effort ultimately "yielded no fruitful information", the newspaper reported , but the revelation may provide further ammunition to Trump , who has denounced what he has termed "spying" on his presidential campaign. "Had the investigation into Trump's advisers' contacts with Russian Federation become public, it could have devastated the Trump campaign". The warrant was obtained based on unproven allegations contained in the now-infamous Democrat-financed 'Steele Dossier:' Allegations that ... Read More »

Julian Assange UK bail sentence 'disproportionate': UN experts

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The full extradition hearing was some months away, Judge Michael Snow told the court. Mr Assange made worldwide headlines in early 2010 when WikiLeaks published a classified U.S. He said in early 2010, former American intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had downloaded 90,000 activity reports relating to the Afghan war, 400,000 relating to the conflict in Iraq, 800 Guantanamo Bay detainee assessment briefs and 250,000 diplomatic cables. Read More »

Cyclone Fani Slams Indian Coast, Forcing Millions To Evacuate

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The storm hit the coast of Odisha state at around 8am near Hindu holy town of Puri, a major tourist destination that attracts millions of visitors every year. Neighbouring West Bengal state escaped substantial damage, but authorities moved almost 45,000 people to safer locations. The cyclone that touched the coast on the morning of May 3 killed seven people while millions were forced to flee their homes. Read More »

Snoop Dogg threatens Facebook boycott after site bans Louis Farrakhan

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The rap personalities have joined a growing movement of celebs pushing for Facebook to unban the Nation of Islam leader. Mr. Trump on Saturday lashed out against members of the news media including the New York Times, Washington Post and CNN , suggesting the outlets should also be banned from Facebook and Twitter for their coverage of the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Senate Fails to Override Trump Veto of Yemen Bill

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Opponents of the bill said the act did not apply because the USA forces were not involved in combat in Yemen . "My likeminded colleagues and I, in a bipartisan fashion, will utilize all of the legislative tools at our disposal-including further use of the War Powers Act". Read More »