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USA aviation chief faces grilling over Boeing revelations

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Family members of the Ethiopian Airlines crash victims expressed disappointment over the projected recertification of Boeing's 737 Max jets sometime August. "We're going to look into that", Elwell said. The growing use of designated employees to assist in certification is part of the evolving philosophy of greater cooperation between the FAA and the companies it regulates, Boeing said in a statement. Read More »

Nepal climber scales Mount Everest for record 23rd time

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Rita has been climbing Mt. Everest since 1994. Nepal has issued a record 378 permits costing Dollars 11,000 each to mountaineers for this year's spring climbing season, sparking fears of overcrowding if the weather cuts down the number of climbing days. Read More »

Campaigning in WB to end tomorrow after EC's unprecedented action

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Rahul said Modi had already lost the fight and people will not forgive him for standing a mute spectator when Dalits and minorities were being attacked, youth were being deprived of jobs and scholarships, farmers were committing suicide or were being thrown behind bars and the money of the people was being stolen from them. Read More »

Helicopter lands on Hudson River; only pilot aboard

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The pilot was the only person on-board at the time of the landing, he exited the helicopter and according to scanner traffic, he is uninjured. New York City onlookers were left shocked and anxious on May 15, after a helicopter was spotted spinning around in the air before crashing into the Hudson River . Read More »

China criticizes USA action against Huawei

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The European Commission, the EU's executive branch, has not told national governments to avoid using Huawei's 5G equipment. How has it gotten so big? . It accused Huawei of providing banned financial services to Iran bypassing United States sanctions and also attempts to obstruct justice during the investigation into these violations. Read More »

Huawei hints at legal retaliation to Trump executive order

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A broad U.S. crackdown, announced on Wednesday in an executive order , was the latest shot fired in an escalating trade war that is rattling financial markets and threatens to derail a slowing global economy. What has President Trump done? Accordingly, there's some speculation that the Huawei gambit is meant mostly as a negotiating card - that Trump is hoping he can do Xi another "favor" (as he described the ZTE reversal) in exchange for concessions in the trade negotiations. Read More »

Trump 'anger' at 'warlike planning' over Iran

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General Keane, 76, was on Mr Trump's original shortlist to become defence secretary in 2016 and remains close to him. That answer echoed what he told his acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan in a meeting Wednesday, according to the New York Times . Read More »

Taiwan becomes the first Asian country to legalize gay marriage

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In recent months, conservatives had mobilised to rid the law of any reference to marriage, instead putting forward rival Bills that offered something closer to limited same-sex unions. The law was also celebrated by many LGBT people in the region. Under that act, even with the legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan , a Taiwanese national would not be able to enter into a legally recognized union with a partner from a country where gay marriage is not legal. Read More »

Chelsea Manning Jailed Again For Defying Subpoena

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Assange was illegally snatched from the Ecuadorian embassy in London on April 11 when his asylum status was revoked after seven years by the government of Lenin Moreno. Manning claims that grand juries - the proceedings of which are kept secret - can be abused to unfairly compel testimony with little transparency. She said in a press conference that she and the government had stipulated that she would not testify, and that the process could move directly to her motion to quash the ... Read More »

South African dies in Dubai plane crash

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A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are working closely with the Emirati authorities following reports of a small aircraft crash in Dubai ". The UK-registered Diamond Aircraft (DA42) went down five kilometers (three miles) south of the global hub, WAM said, citing civil aviation authorities. Read More »

Warren unveils abortion rights platform following new laws

Mary Ziegler, a law professor at Florida State University, said the court may shy away from addressing the bitterly divisive issue for the moment. Warren also proposed repealing the Hyde Amendment , "which blocks abortion coverage for women under federally funded health care programs like Medicaid, the VA, and the Indian Health Service". Read More »

State Department Orders Nonessential U.S. Government Employees Out Of Iraq

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Referring to the embassy and the US consulate in Erbil, it said "normal visa services at both posts will be temporarily suspended". But while non-essential USA personnel depart Iraq , over 5,000 service members remain in the country. Iran calls that "psychological warfare", and a British commander cast doubt on USA military concerns about threats to its roughly 5000 soldiers in Iraq, who have been helping local security forces fight Islamic State jihadists. Read More »

Conrad Black: Trump pardons ex-media mogul

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It's a scenario few could even have imagined when Conrad Black was found guilty of fraud and obstruction of justice in a Chicago courtroom in 2007, one that was packed so full of worldwide media and spectators that a second overflow room was set up in the downtown courthouse. Read More »

US Partly Evacuates Iraq Embassy After Accusing Iran of Escalating Tensions

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US Iranian envoy Brian Hook told reporters travelling with Mr Pompeo in Brussels that the secretary of state shared intelligence on Iran with allies since "Europe shares our concerns about stability in the Gulf and the Middle East". Though U.S. allies have contradicted American warnings about the Iranian threat, Trump and his senior advisers have maintained their bellicose stance. Read More »

Russia, US hope for better relations

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Lavrov said the Mueller report and "baseless" allegations of Putin-Trump collusion in the 2016 election had "frozen" the relationship. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, Mr. As well as the issue of interference in U.S. elections, the two men also clashed over Venezuela, with Lavrov sharply criticising Washington for trying to undermine President Nicolas Maduro, who Pompeo said must now step down in the face of economic crisis and ... Read More »

NY to Trump: Cut your emissions or pay the price

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Mayor de Blasio recently unveiled his Green New Deal to reduce carbon emissions in New York City. "They're just music to my ears, because it means we're doing something important in New York City", he said . "We're saying that the Trump Organization is part of the climate crisis, because their buildings are polluting, and President Trump is taking us away from the solutions we need to global warming". Read More »

Investigators determine Camp Fire was caused by PG&E transmission lines

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Cal Fire said the transmission lines owned and operated by the San Francisco-based utility sparked the November 8 fire in the Pulga area that almost destroyed Paradise . (PG&E) caused the state's most destructive wildfire ever - it killed 85 and almost destroyed an entire city. Wood, a forensic dentist, also said he helped identify victims in fires in his district, and in the Camp Fire in Paradise. Read More »

Nebraska farmer saws off own leg with pocket knife, crawls for help

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Kaser plans to get back to farming after his leg heals. At the time, he did not have a mobile phone and no one could hear his calls for help. I thought 'how long am I going to stay conscious here?' because I didn't know what to expect. Kaser said he was so used to his routine that he didn't think anything out of the ordinary would happen that day, but then he stepped out of his truck and accidentally into a grain hopper. Read More »

Windstorm Gives High-Rise Window Washers a Harrowing Ride

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Firefighters secured the scaffold with ropes as it dangled from a crane between 6 and 9 metres above the roof. Video showed the lift - which looks like a large metal basket - hitting the side of the building hard enough to break windows. Macy said paramedics evaluated both men, who refused treatment. The pair were at the top of a 50-level building in Oklahoma City , USA yesterday. Read More »

6 missing after midair floatplane collision in Alaska

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The Royal Princess left Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 11 and was scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Saturday. Two others were missing, said Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios, a Coast Guard spokesman. "We are devastated by today's incident and our hearts go out to our passengers and their families", it said in a statement. "At this time, we are in the midst of an active crisis response, and our focus is on assisting these passengers, the pilot, our staff, their families and loved ones ... Read More »

SF Bans Police From Using Facial Recognition Tech

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The city's Board of Supervisors will vote on a measure today, and if it votes in favor, several other cities and states could follow. A 2016 report from CBS says that more and more law enforcement agencies around the country have begun using facial recognition technology to help speed up investigations, and they've pointed out instances where it could have helped when it wasn't available. Read More »

Macron, Ardern host Paris summit against online extremism

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The move is in response to the Mosque massacre that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand , in March, in which a gunman livestreamed his gunning down of 50 victims . "The United States stands with the worldwide community in condemning terrorist and violent extremist content online in the strongest terms". New Zealand officials said she found a natural partner for the fight against online extremism in Macron, who has repeatedly stated that the status quo is unacceptable. Read More »

Hearing in Colorado school shooting delayed

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As media reports about the complaint surfaced on Thursday, putting the school's culture under increasing focus, administrators strongly denied the allegations. The school, represented by conservative lawyer Barry Arrington, sued the anonymous caller for defamation on January 17, Colorado Public Radio (CPR ) reported . Read More »

Donald Trump expected to sign order banning Huawei from United States networks

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Huawei's chairman told reporters via an interpreter in London on Tuesday (May 14) the Chinese company would be willing to sign a "no-spy agreement" with the United Kingdom, The Guardian reports. "We urge the U.S.to stop citing security concerns as an excuse to unreasonably suppress Chinese companies and provide a fair and equitable and non-discriminatory environment for Chinese companies to operate in the U.S". Read More »

U.S. officer shoots and kills pregnant woman after trying to arrest her

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Footage circulating on social media shows the officer following the woman, who has not been identified, through the vehicle park as she tells him he is "harassing" her. In the incident it appears on the video that the woman tussled with the officer which caused him to use his taser. "It's unfortunate that somebody takes a tragic incident like this and posts it on social media", Dorris said. Read More »

Brexit rebels tell Theresa May - Your EU divorce deal is dead

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But it is far from clear how the government plans to persuade a majority of lawmakers to back May's European Union divorce terms, since few legislators on either side of the Brexit divide seem prepared to change their positions. Several key committee members, including the chair, Sir Graham Brady, and the treasurer, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, have said May should draw up a clear schedule for her departure. Read More »

Tehran offered to pay jailed Iranian woman to spy on UK

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Esmaili said that during her confession, the suspect described how she had been recruited and provided information on "the instructions that the English security agency had given" her. The council said she had traveled to Iran on a private trip to visit family, and not for work. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it was very concerned by the reports from Iran. Read More »

Pompeo meets Lavrov amid hope for improved US-Russia ties

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Iran last week announced it was suspending some of its commitments under the agreement, a year after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the accord and imposed swingeing sanctions on the Islamic republic - putting the deal in peril. Pompeo, speaking earlier at a joint news conference with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, acknowledged deep differences on election meddling - and warned Russian Federation to stay out of next year's vote. Read More »

Myanmar pilots lauded after landing without nose gear

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In spite of a technical problem the pilot was able to bring the plane to a safe if dramatic stop, along with the 89 passengers on board. On August 2, 2005, an Air France Airbus A340 with 297 passengers and 12 crew members crashed as it was landing at Toronto's Pearson International Aiport in Canada during a heavy rainstorm. Read More »

China fighting ‘PEOPLE’S WAR’ against USA - state media on tariff hikes

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The spokesman provided no further details on the timing of a potential visit, but confirmed Trump's plan to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in late June at a Group of 20 leaders summit in Japan. The new round of tariffs will hit other parts of the USA food industry, with beans, lentils, honey, flour, corn and oats all on the list of goods that will be taxed. Read More »

Sri Lanka imposes curfew after anti-Muslim attacks kill one

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in a statement that acts of sabotage were hampering an investigation by security forces and warned that "if the racism rises up ... Tuesday marks the second day of the revenge attacks. The interior of a vandalised shop after sectarian clashes in Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka, on May 14, 2019. Read More »