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UK's May: Long Search for Compromise Puts Brexit at Risk UK's May: Long Search for Compromise Puts Brexit at Risk
- April 07, 2019

Some Conservatives have criticised her for seeking Labour's help after MPs rejected her Brexit plan three times. "That is the basis for a compromise that can win a majority in Parliament and winning that majority is the only way to deliver Brexit", she said. (more...)
Man charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar
- April 07, 2019

The FBI said in a criminal complaint Carlineo called her a "terrorist" and threatened to shoot her. I'll put a bullet in her (expletive) skull, ' the Department of Justice said in a press release. Omar, 37, a Somali-American elected in November, is one of the first two Muslim women serving in Congress. Omar's early weeks in office have been met with backlash for remarks she made about Israel, including comments that American supporters of Israel are pushing people to have 'allegiance to a ... (more...)
Israel recovers body of U.S.-born soldier missing since 1982 Israel recovers body of U.S.-born soldier missing since 1982
- April 07, 2019

Zachary Baumel, who immigrated to Israel with his parents from NY in 1970, was 21 when he fought in Israel's invasion of Lebanon and was declared missing in action (MIA) along with two other soldiers in the Battle of Sultan Yacoub. A tank from the Battle of Sultan Jacoub was returned to Israel from Russian Federation in June 2016. Israel, which promotes a "leave no man behind" policy in its military, places enormous importance on missing soldiers, and Baumel's name is familiar in Israeli ... (more...)
Christchurch accused gunman appears in court via video link Christchurch accused gunman appears in court via video link
- April 06, 2019

Earlier police said Tarrant will face a total of 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges when he appears in court on Friday. Legal experts have said that charging Tarrant with murder and not under terrorism legislation makes it less likely that the accused could use the court as an arena to put forward his white supremacist views. (more...)
New Zealand PM pays for groceries for mum who forgets wallet New Zealand PM pays for groceries for mum who forgets wallet
- April 06, 2019

The woman told the New Zealand Herald that Ardern is "a leader unlike any other". New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern paid for a mother's shopping in a supermarket when the woman forgot her purse. She said the reasoning behind the gesture was because the woman "was a mum". Ardern confirmed making the payment when asked about it by local media. (more...)
Jeremy Hunt: No-deal Brexit could tip United Kingdom and European Union into recession Jeremy Hunt: No-deal Brexit could tip United Kingdom and European Union into recession
- April 06, 2019

Instead, she was offered a short delay to April 12 - the date by which the UK must say whether it intends to take part in the European Parliamentary elections - or until May 22, if UK MPs had approved the withdrawal deal negotiated with the EU. (more...)
Unknown Species Of Ancient Four-Legged Whale Uncovered In Peru Unknown Species Of Ancient Four-Legged Whale Uncovered In Peru
- April 06, 2019

Scientists spotted 43-million-year-old ancient four-legged whale fossils in Peru . Because the earliest whale fossils come from India and Pakistan , it is thought that whales first made the transition from land back into water in south Asia some 50 million years ago. (more...)
Cohen asks lawmakers to help keep him out of prison Cohen asks lawmakers to help keep him out of prison
- April 06, 2019

Asking them to consider the "total picture" of Cohen's cooperation with authorities, his lawyers urged prosecutors at the Southern District of NY to grant their client a "reduced term" and to postpone his incarceration for "about four weeks". (more...)
UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ after meeting commander advancing on Tripoli UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ after meeting commander advancing on Tripoli
- April 06, 2019

The lightening assault was ordered as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in Libya for a visit aimed at cementing a political deal on holding elections. Haftar's troops are assembled in the area of Jufra, and it is thought forces from the coastal town of Misrata, loyal to the government of Sarraj, are willing to stage attacks on Haftar. (more...)
Australian Law Could Result in Jail Time for Social Media Executives Australian Law Could Result in Jail Time for Social Media Executives
- April 06, 2019

The law was passed with the support of the opposition Labor Party and despite strenuous objections from industry bodies and some lawmakers, who warned against a knee-jerk rush to pass legislation that could have far-reaching ramifications. (more...)
Why Britain Can't Figure Out Brexit Why Britain Can't Figure Out Brexit
- April 06, 2019

European Union leaders would have to approve the extension which gives Britain the option of leaving the group earlier if parliament approves an exit deal. This approach has been dubbed the "flextension" in yet another addition to the crowded and sometimes confusing glossary of Brexit-related terms. The campaign group People's Vote, which wants a second Brexit referendum, criticized May's decision to seek another extension. (more...)
United Kingdom government, opposition continue search for Brexit plan United Kingdom government, opposition continue search for Brexit plan
- April 06, 2019

Most MPs voted against a No-Deal Bresit too. "Let there be no doubt whatsoever: A no-deal scenario would be extremely costly and disruptive", said European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, who warned "a no-deal scenario is highly likely". (more...)
Iran: The West Turns Up the Sanctions Heat Iran: The West Turns Up the Sanctions Heat
- April 06, 2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Wednesday European powers were incapable of bypassing sanctions imposed on Tehran by the United States after it withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. Hook did not specify the countries in question. "There are better market conditions for us to accelerate our path to zero", Hook said. "Because of our efforts, the regime now has less money to spend on its support of terrorism, missile proliferation, and on its long list of proxies", Hook said at ... (more...)
Donald Trump Still Doesn't Know Where His Dad Was Born Donald Trump Still Doesn't Know Where His Dad Was Born
- April 06, 2019

During a weird meeting with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg , President Donald Trump lied about his father, Fred Trump , being born in Germany and demanded to know the "oranges" of the Mueller report , when he meant to say "origins". (more...)
European Union condemns stripping of immunity from Venezuela's Guaido European Union condemns stripping of immunity from Venezuela's Guaido
- April 06, 2019

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler, speaks to supporters during a gathering in Caracas, Venezuela April 1, 2019. The Constituent Assembly was created by Maduro in 2017 in a bid to usurp power from the opposition-controlled National Assembly, which had its legislative abilities stripped. (more...)
How Suspect Posing as Timmothy Pitzen Learned About Missing Boy How Suspect Posing as Timmothy Pitzen Learned About Missing Boy
- April 06, 2019

Glassman said authorities were skeptical early on of Rini's claim because he refused to be fingerprinted, though he did agree to a DNA swab. After FBI agents told him about the DNA results, Rini admitted he made it up after seeing the story on a "20/20" special, according to an affidavit by a Cincinnati police officer working with feds. (more...)
Brexit: Short extension could morph into long delay Brexit: Short extension could morph into long delay
- April 05, 2019

The UK is now due to leave the European Union on 12 April and, as yet, no withdrawal deal has been approved by MPs. The option could be presented to May at a EU summit on Brexit on April 10 in Brussels and if accepted, Britain would have to hold elections to the European Parliament in May, the official said. (more...)
Donald Trump: Joe Biden 'Only a Threat to Himself' in 2020 Donald Trump: Joe Biden 'Only a Threat to Himself' in 2020
- April 05, 2019

Trump said he was a "very good messenger" to criticize Biden. "I think I'm a very good messenger, and people got a kick out of it", Trump told reporters before leaving the White House for a trip to the US-Mexican border. Her account was countered by scores of women - from prominent lawmakers to former staffers - who praised him as a warm, affectionate person and a supportive boss. (more...)
Algeria president says to resign before April 28 Algeria president says to resign before April 28
- April 05, 2019

Their weekly protests since February 22 have challenged the political status quo in the country long ruled by Bouteflika , 82, a onetime wily political survivor who has rarely been seen in public since he suffered a stroke in 2013. Several hundred people gathered in front of the central post office in downtown Algiers , the capital, on Tuesday night after his announcement. Most crucially, he helped reconcile Algeria's citizens after a decade of civil war between radical Muslim militants ... (more...)
GOP Sen. Grassley slams Pres. Trump for 'idiotic' comment on wind energy GOP Sen. Grassley slams Pres. Trump for 'idiotic' comment on wind energy
- April 05, 2019

United States President Donald Trump is no stranger to odd comments, and he has one more amusing offering for the world. In 2016, after Trump railed against wind farms on the campaign trail, the senator told Yahoo News , "If he wants to do away with it, he'll have to get a bill through Congress, and he'll do it over my dead body". (more...)
Israel's PM Netanyahu and Russia's President Putin on recovery of soldier's body Israel's PM Netanyahu and Russia's President Putin on recovery of soldier's body
- April 05, 2019

The source added that the discovery of Baumel's body will not undermine the efforts to recover the remains of other missing Israeli soldiers who fell in battle. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Mr. Putin for Russia's assistance in returning the long-missing soldier to Israel. The announcement brought to a close a decades-long mission by Baumel's Jerusalem-based, American-born parents to find their son, which included worldwide pressure campaigns and faint hopes that he may have ... (more...)
Embattled Trudeau expels Embattled Trudeau expels "whistleblowers" from party in SNC-Lavalin crisis
- April 05, 2019

The Liberal caucus has voted for Jody Wilson-Raybould to no longer be a Liberal MP. The recording of a call between Ms Wilson-Raybould and Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick contains a conversation in which Mr Wernick signals the Prime Minister's concerns over plans to prosecute SNC-Lavelin. (more...)
Woman from China arrested in Mar-a-Lago security breach Woman from China arrested in Mar-a-Lago security breach
- April 05, 2019

Zhang got in after the resort's Beach Club manager said there was a member sharing her family name, leading to the belief she was a relative. The statement, which did not mention Ms Zhang by name, said that she was allowed onto the property "once Mar-a-Lago staff determined an individual was to be granted access". (more...)
Pakistan's F-16s fighter jets counted, none missing - US report Pakistan's F-16s fighter jets counted, none missing - US report
- April 05, 2019

The MiG-21s surprised the Pakistani fighters by suddenly joining the aerial skirmish. The F-16 aircraft are manufactured by U.S. weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin, and have formed the backbone of Pakistan's air force for decades. The F-16s are manufactured by Lockheed Martin and an end-user agreement requires the buyer country to allow for regular inspections to ensure they are accounted for. (more...)
House votes to end US involvement in Yemen war House votes to end US involvement in Yemen war
- April 05, 2019

The bill now heads to President Donald Trump, who is expected to veto it. Thursday's vote marked the first time both chambers of Congress have supported a War Powers resolution. In late 2018, the United States ended the refueling of Saudi aircraft engaged in the bombing campaign following widespread congressional backlash over Saudi Arabia's role in the murder of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen and Virginia resident. (more...)
Venezuela's ANC strips Juan Guaido of parliamentary immunity Venezuela's ANC strips Juan Guaido of parliamentary immunity
- April 05, 2019

Venezuela has since seen a political divide between supporters of Guaido and embattled President Nicolas Maduro , who was elected to power following elections. they don't have the slightest idea of what the consequences of war are for a country", Cabello said. About 1,000 members of the security forces have also defected to Colombia, a US ally that has played a prominent role in the global campaign in support of Guaido. (more...)
Mormon Church reverses policy against children of gay parents Mormon Church reverses policy against children of gay parents
- April 05, 2019

At the direction of the First Presidency , President Oaks shared that effective immediately, children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender may be baptized without First Presidency approval if the custodial parents give permission for the baptism and understand both the doctrine that a baptized child will be taught and the covenants he or she will be expected to make. (more...)
President Trump gets his father's country of birth wrong - again
- April 05, 2019

Was German and born in a very wonderful place in Germany . "2. He tells reporters that his father, Fred Trump was born in Germany when he was born in NY". The president, 72, was speaking to the press during a briefing with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg when he made the false declaration. (more...)
USA and China edge closer to 'epic' trade deal, says Trump USA and China edge closer to 'epic' trade deal, says Trump
- April 05, 2019

United States and Chinese negotiators have been meeting in Beijing and Washington in recent weeks to hammer out a comprehensive trade deal between the world's top two economies. A second administration official was a bit more cautious about prospects for an announcement, saying: "It's possible, but I think it's unlikely". "It's a very big deal", Trump told reporters. (more...)
Meow research proves cats know their names Meow research proves cats know their names
- April 05, 2019

And on average, they did. 'These results indicate that cats are able to discriminate their own names from other words'. Both household and cafe cats showed a similar ability in differentiating their own names from general words. But while a cat might pick up on its owner's coos, the research adds to previous evidence that felines were seemingly reluctant to make much effort in return. (more...)

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