• May seeks fresh Brexit delay, Labour talks
May seeks fresh Brexit delay, Labour talks

Responding to the Commons vote, the government said the bill would place a "severe constraint" on its ability to negotiate an extension to the Brexit deadline before 12 April, the date the United Kingdom is due to exit. "We can not avoid failure for them", Macron said before a meeting in Paris with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. May hopes t...

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  • Teenager says he is missing boy who was kidnapped 7 years ago
Teenager says he is missing boy who was kidnapped 7 years ago

Maternal grandmother Alana Anderson celebrated Timmothy's seventh birthday by planting a 7-year-old blue spruce in her backyard, buying him a birthday card and cutting out pictures of things she wanted to buy for him: A skateboard, a remote-control helicopter.

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  • Brunei introduces death by stoning for adultery, gay sex
Brunei introduces death by stoning for adultery, gay sex

In a statement released ahead of the changes, Sultan Bolkiah defended his position, saying: " Brunei Darussalam is a sovereign Islamic and fully independent country and, like all other independent countries, enforces its own rule of laws".

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  • HISTORY MADE: Lori Lightfoot elected mayor of Chicago
HISTORY MADE: Lori Lightfoot elected mayor of Chicago

Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot , right, shakes hands with former mayoral candidate Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle as Rev. Jesse Jackson look on during a press conference at the Rainbow PUSH organization, Wednesday morning, April 3, 2019 , in Chicago.

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  • General Tapped to Head NATO: Cancel F-35 Sales to Turkey
General Tapped to Head NATO: Cancel F-35 Sales to Turkey

The Pentagon also said today that it was looking for secondary sources for Turkish-produced parts for the F-35. Roger Wicker shares Shanahan's optimism, telling Wolters that the Turkish insistence on buying the S-400 - which would put North Atlantic Treaty Organisation aircraft operating in Turkey at risk - "is not what one would expect from an...

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  • Bernie Sanders will appear at town hall hosted by Fox News
Bernie Sanders will appear at town hall hosted by Fox News

Sanders's campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, said the total came from 525,000 donors and 900,000 individual donations. The self-described Democratic socialist failed to win the DNC's backing in the 2016 presidential race, but is off to a fast start in the run-up to 2020, pacing a crowded field of candidates by collecting $18.2 million in contribu...

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  • TURKEY Elections: Setback for Erdogan in big cities
TURKEY Elections: Setback for Erdogan in big cities

With 99 per cent of the ballot boxes counted, the joint opposition candidate for Ankara mayor was winning with 50.89 per cent of votes and the AKP on 47.06 per cent, Anadolu state agency reported citing preliminary results. The vote also marked the first ballot-box test for Erdogan since he was re-elected a year ago under a new system of go...

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  • White House Waived ‘Dozens’ of Clearance Denials
White House Waived ‘Dozens’ of Clearance Denials

Newbold also told the oversight committee staff that the White House security office stopped conducting credit checks on applicants to work in the White House during their initial suitability reviews. And I think Democrats know that, and I think what they are doing is risky. Just this morning, the House Democrats from that Oversight Committee...

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  • House Democrats To Vote This Week On Authorizing Subpoenas For Mueller Report
House Democrats To Vote This Week On Authorizing Subpoenas For Mueller Report

There have been bi-partisan calls for a full release of the Mueller report. Fifty-four percent of the respondents said the report did not affect their view of Trump. The five officials were likely key witnesses during Mueller's investigation of whether Trump obstructed justice by trying to thwart the prosecutor's 22-month probe.

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  • Mark Zuckerberg In Dublin Today To Meet With TDs
Mark Zuckerberg In Dublin Today To Meet With TDs

Zuckerberg says that the internet has grown to the point that it needs new rules, and he writes "we need a more active role for governments and regulators". The comments marked a new direction for Facebook, which has been accused of enabling the spread of misinformation and hoaxes on its "news feed" that contains posts from friends as well as other...

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  • No-deal Brexit a very real possibility, warns Ireland's deputy premier
No-deal Brexit a very real possibility, warns Ireland's deputy premier

He added that France was "open" to a lengthy extension of the Brexit deadline on certain conditions, but that it was "neither a certainty nor automatic". But Ireland has been steadfast in refusing any reintroduction of a physical border, which was removed as part of a peace agreement reached in 1998 to end decades of conflict on the island.

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  • Erdogan pledges economic reforms following local elections
Erdogan pledges economic reforms following local elections

AKP secretary general Fatoih Sahin said the party will appeal in Ankara , saying the gap between the candidates "will narrow down and I believe it will eventually turn into a positive result for us". Voters on Sunday elected scores of mayors, municipal councils and other local officials. CHP and HDP officials also stated that the YSK stopped iss...

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  • Trump tees up a health care fight with an uncertain outcome
Trump tees up a health care fight with an uncertain outcome

In the Texas case, Trump could lose by winning. Mr. Trump has asked a group of Republican senators to devise a replacement for the Obama-era law, vowing that his party will come up with "something that's really spectacular". The administration on Monday told the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that it agrees with a lower court ruling that the entire...

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  • No Nigerian died in March xenophobic attack in South Africa says Mission
No Nigerian died in March xenophobic attack in South Africa says Mission

He added that these recent attacks that has being levelled against people from other countries are wrong and violates everything that South Africans fought for over many decades. "Stop self-hate. Love Africans the way you love yourself". With indications of instability already evident in the volatile Kwazulu Natal region, Ramaphosa stoked further...

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  • UK's Theresa May ponders fourth vote on Brexit deal
UK's Theresa May ponders fourth vote on Brexit deal

The Sun newspaper reported that 170 of her 314 Conservative lawmakers had sent her a letter demanding that Brexit take place in the next few months - deal or no deal. May's authority lies in tatters after weeks of turmoil, but officials have hinted she might yet try to bring the deal back to MPs for a fourth and final time.

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  • UK Lawmakers Threaten to Reject Any Attempt by PM for Snap Election
UK Lawmakers Threaten to Reject Any Attempt by PM for Snap Election

On Wednesday she offered to resign if the agreement was approved but it's hard to imagine how she can carry on now that the deal has been defeated for the third time by parliament. "Parliament will continue this process on Monday and we've got to look at all the options", Lewis said. "If the people want us to leave we have to leave".

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  • Israeli fire kills Palestinian on Gaza border: Palestinian Health Ministry
Israeli fire kills Palestinian on Gaza border: Palestinian Health Ministry

For their part, militant groups in Gaza agreed before Saturday's protest to keep demonstrators from the border fence and stop the launching of incendiary balloons that have burned farmland in southern Israel , the officials said. Twitter users have hit out at the Israeli Prime Minister's spokesman Ofir Gendelman over his remarks about female Pales...

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  • Christchurch attacks: National remembrance service held
Christchurch attacks: National remembrance service held

Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern places her hand over her heart as she walks past family of those lost during a national remembrance ceremony at North Hagley Park in Christchurch on March 29, 2019. Globally, there was a 33 per cent increase in the number of applications to live and work in New Zealand. "I don't want to have a he...

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  • Puerto Rico Governor warns over ‘bully’ White House
Puerto Rico Governor warns over ‘bully’ White House

The current Constitution of Puerto Rico would become the state constitution. "Our Republican friends are going to have to tell Donald Trump his cold, cruel-hearted, and divisive policy of not giving any of the aid, not letting any of the aid that's been already allocated to Puerto Rico, to be distributed there, must fall", Senate Minority Lea...

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  • Cities around the world flip the switch to mark Earth Hour
Cities around the world flip the switch to mark Earth Hour

Malacañang called on the public to lessen the use of plastics with the observance of Earth Hour 2019 on Saturday night. Earth Hour is an global initiative that requires people, government offices, workplaces, and other urban centres to switch off the non-essential lights in a symbolic call for environmental protection.

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  • Investigators believe anti-stall system activated in Ethiopia crash - 'WSJ'
Investigators believe anti-stall system activated in Ethiopia crash - 'WSJ'

In the lawsuit, the family says that Boeing failed to warn the public, airlines and pilots of the airplane's allegedly erroneous sensors, causing the aircraft to dive automatically and uncontrollably. Together, the two crashes have claimed 346 lives. "Boeing ... is working with the authorities to evaluate new information as it becomes available",...

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  • Trump threatens to shut border with Mexico soon
Trump threatens to shut border with Mexico soon

Trump blamed Mexico for a growing flow of "illegals" entering the United States and cited two large migrant caravans making their way toward the USA border. Central American migrants, part of the caravan hoping to reach the US border, move on a road in Tapachula, Chiapas State, Mexico, Thursday, March 28, 2019.

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  • Malta's army takes control of small tanker hijacked by migrants - International
Malta's army takes control of small tanker hijacked by migrants - International

Four migrants have been handcuffed and escorted off an oil tanker that was hijacked at sea, after Maltese special forces restored control of the captain. "This is extremely disturbing for commercial ships". Migrants disembark from the Motor Tanker El Hiblu 1 that was hijacked by migrants in Valletta's Grand Harbour on March 28, 2019, afte...

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  • Pentagon authorises US$1 billion for Trump's border wall
Pentagon authorises US$1 billion for Trump's border wall

Funding for a $26.3 million fleet maintenance facility in Bahrain, home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet, and almost $513 million worth of construction in Germany to support Marines, fighter pilots and special operations forces in Africa are among $4.3 billion in projects eligible to be cut.

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  • 2 killed, 2 critically wounded after gunman opens fire in Seattle
2 killed, 2 critically wounded after gunman opens fire in Seattle

Tragically, as he fled, the alleged gunman collided with another vehicle killing the driver of the other auto, police said . The suspect then opened fire on a southbound bus, striking the driver, who turned the bus around to escape the gunman.

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  • U.S. house fails to override Trump’s veto, preserving national emergency order
U.S. house fails to override Trump’s veto, preserving national emergency order

Congress has voted to provide less than $1.4 billion for border barriers, leaving Democrats and some Republicans fuming that Trump is abusing his powers by ignoring Congress' constitutional control over spending. Many cited the separation of powers enumerated in the U.S. Constitution; others raised concerns about the precedent set by Trump. Bu...

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  • Watch Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s impassioned speech about climate change
Watch Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s impassioned speech about climate change

The Climate Action Now Act would prohibit federal funds from being used to advance the withdrawal from the Paris agreement and would call on Trump to develop a plan for how the USA would meet the pollution reduction goals it agreed to in 2015.

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  • Gulf states reject Washington’s decision on Golan Heights
Gulf states reject Washington’s decision on Golan Heights

The minister stressed that Damascus would not give up its right regain control of all territories belonging to Syria , and the Golan Heights was no exception. Joining the chorus of condemnation was Russian Federation, with Moscow saying the move will have "negative implications from the point of view of the Middle East settlement process".

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  • India shoots down satellite, declares itself a space power
India shoots down satellite, declares itself a space power

This test, named " Mission Shakti ", gives India the prestige of becoming only the fourth nation to shoot down a satellite, but it raises serious questions about orbital debris and the on-going militarization of space . "So, how people test and develop technologies is important", he said, adding: "I would expect anyone who tests does not put at ...

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  • Southwest Airlines 737 Max makes emergency landing after engine trouble
Southwest Airlines 737 Max makes emergency landing after engine trouble

Upgrading an individual 737 MAX with Boeing's new software only takes about an hour per plane, though the overall process could stretch on far longer as it is rolled out across the global fleet due to stringent testing and documentation requirements by engineers and regulators, according to a senior FAA official with knowledge of the process.

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  • Mueller report 'could not have been better'
Mueller report 'could not have been better'

Tom McClintock of California said Trump was acting to defeat the efforts of the "radical left in this House that would dissolve our borders entirely if given the chance" - a position that no Democrats have taken. The campaign names several Democratic lawmakers, including Sen. In the absence of the actual report, rather than Barr's summary of ...

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  • Attorney who tweeted about potential Nike basketball scandal charged with extortion
Attorney who tweeted about potential Nike basketball scandal charged with extortion

CNN did not return a request for comment about Geragos, who is still listed on CNN's site as a legal analyst. "A suit and tie does not mask the fact that, at its core, this was a old-fashioned shake-down", Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. In the tweet , he claimed that Nike was involved in a scandal that included "some of the biggest names in col...

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  • U.S. Senate Republican wants a special counsel to investigate Trump probe
U.S. Senate Republican wants a special counsel to investigate Trump probe

Barr's letter reported to Congress that Mueller found no evidence Trump campaign staffers assisted with Kremlin-backed efforts to interfere in the hotly contested 2016 presidential campaign. The source said the sensitive discussions between Justice Department officials and the special counsel team, and the determination that a subpoena would ...

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  • Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket hits house
Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket hits house

In response to the rocket attack Monday morning, Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel would "respond with force". The Israeli military said one rocket was sacked from the Gaza Strip , striking a house in Mishmeret, an agricultural town north of Tel Aviv.

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  • Ethiopian Airline: US extends cancellation of Boeing 737 Max
Ethiopian Airline: US extends cancellation of Boeing 737 Max

American Airlines is extending cancellations of flights through April 24 due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, as federal regulators continue to investigate two deadly crashes involving the plane model. Boeing was due to present the patch to officials and pilots of U.S. airlines - American, Southwest and United - in Renton, Washington...

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