• China’s Xi Recruits Italy’s Populists for Global Spending Spree
China’s Xi Recruits Italy’s Populists for Global Spending Spree

The issue of Xinjiang adds another irritant to already strained ties between Washington and Beijing, who are trying to end a bitter trade war and have several other areas of disagreement, including the disputed South China Sea and USA support for Chinese-claimed Taiwan.

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  • Congress chief's election pledge: Minimum income for poor
Congress chief's election pledge: Minimum income for poor

The proposed Nyay scheme aims to provide ₹72,000 annually to 20% of the poorest families, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Monday. "Any family earning less than this, the government will pay the difference", Gandhi said. Congress leaders declined to respond to queries about how the scheme would be funded or how people would qualify for it ...

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  • Trump, allies attack president's critics after he is cleared of Russian Federation collusion
Trump, allies attack president's critics after he is cleared of Russian Federation collusion

Trump. Trump, who has spent this weekend at his private club in the state of Florida, touted Barr's summary as a "complete exoneration", while again lashing out at Mueller's investigation that has shadowed his presidency for the past two years, which he has repeatedly called a "hoax" or a "witch hunt".

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  • Pompeo condemns rise of anti-Semitism, blasts Britain's Labour Party
Pompeo condemns rise of anti-Semitism, blasts Britain's Labour Party

Omar, in a joint statement issued after Thursday's vote with Tlaib and Representative Andre Carson, a Democrat from in, said "we are tremendously proud to be part of a body that has put forth a condemnation of all forms of bigotry". Democrats struggled Monday to defend their party's nasty split over support for Israel, begging the American Israel P...

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  • May's Brexit deal could gain support if she quits
May's Brexit deal could gain support if she quits

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (L) listen as opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks in the House of Commons in London on March 25, 2019 after May outlined the next steps that parliament will take in the Brexit process.

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  • British lawmakers vote for indicative votes on Brexit
British lawmakers vote for indicative votes on Brexit

Lawmakers will vote Monday night on whether to come up with alternatives to the Prime Minister's Brexit deal, which has twice been defeated in the Commons. Lawmakers are due to debate a government motion saying that parliament has considered a statement made by May on March 15 which set out the government's next steps on Brexit, including its p...

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  • Anti-stall system likely activated in crash: Ethiopian Airlines CEO
Anti-stall system likely activated in crash: Ethiopian Airlines CEO

It has been 12 days since the Federal Aviation Administration grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8 , and airlines are warning of more flight cancellations to come. MCAS is created to push the nose of the airplane down in certain stall situations by swiveling the horizontal tail. Boeing has indicated that the software fix will make various changes to...

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  • US Cautions Russia over Military Mission in Venezuela
US Cautions Russia over Military Mission in Venezuela

It also comes three months after the Venezuelan and Russian army conducted joint military exercises in Venezuela. Venezuelan and Russian media reported that two Russian air force planes landed in the capital city of Caracas Monday, carrying a Russian defense official and almost 100 troops.

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  • No Deal Brexit 'Increasingly Likely' EU Says
No Deal Brexit 'Increasingly Likely' EU Says

David Lidington, the prime minister's de facto deputy, who voted to remain in the European Union , denied rumors of a plot to oust May, telling reporters that he was "100 percent behind" her. The original deadline for Britain to leave the European Union was March 29, but Prime Minister Theresa May secured a little more time from EU leaders to ...

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  • Michael Avenatti Faces Charges Over Alleged Nike Extortion
Michael Avenatti Faces Charges Over Alleged Nike Extortion

The U.S. Attorney's offices in NY and Los Angeles separately filed charges against Avenatti, with the California case accusing him of embezzling a client's money to cover his own debts, as well as using phony tax returns to obtain millions of dollars in loans from a bank.

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  • FEMA shared 2.3 million disaster survivors' personal information with contractor
FEMA shared 2.3 million disaster survivors' personal information with contractor

Hurricane Harvey , Irma , and Maria survivors, along with the California 2017 wildfires victims had their data shared inappropriately by FEMA officials, according to a report published this week by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General (OIG).

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  • River levels keep rising in already flooded US
River levels keep rising in already flooded US

The public health advisory came as utility crews struggled to replace broken pumps at a wastewater treatment plant submerged by floodwaters about 30 miles upstream in Leavenworth, Kansas, a town of 35,000 on the river's west bank. Almost 50 levee breaches have been confirmed in the Army Corp's Omaha district alone, encompassing the hardest hit part...

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  • People Evacuated After Suspicious Package Discovered At An Post In Limerick
People Evacuated After Suspicious Package Discovered At An Post In Limerick

Police believe it's linked to a number of similar devices sent to locations in the United Kingdom earlier this month . The package has now been sent for forensic and ballistic examination. Gardai are continuing to liaise with the British Authorities on their investigation. No-one was injured in any of the incidents in Britain. A group callin...

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  • Somali minister among 5 killed in Somalia attack
Somali minister among 5 killed in Somalia attack

A general view shows the scene of a suicide explosion after Al Shabab militants stormed a government building in Mogadishu , Somalia March 23, 2019. Gunmen stormed Somalia's ministries of labour and works after a suicide bombing at the gates of the building in Mogadishu , which is near the headquarters of the country's intelligence agency.

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  • Ivanka Trump quotes Abraham Lincoln after release of Russian Federation probe results
Ivanka Trump quotes Abraham Lincoln after release of Russian Federation probe results

With a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings expected to be delivered within hours, Democrats maintained that it is too early to raise the spectre of impeaching US President Donald Trump but suggested that they are keeping their options open.

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  • Philip Hammond wants parliament to have say on second Brexit referendum
Philip Hammond wants parliament to have say on second Brexit referendum

Huge crowds turned out on Saturday for an anti-Brexit protest march in London , where organisers claimed more than 1 million people attended. "Ikea Has Better Cabinets", said one placard. "She could act on issues like agency workers without changing a dot or comma of the withdrawal agreement". To get it passed, she must win over at least 75 MP...

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  • Netanyahu arrives in Washington as corruption allegations mount
Netanyahu arrives in Washington as corruption allegations mount

Israeli army has raised the state of alert in the occupied Golan Heights after the US President Donald Trump announced he would recognise Israel's sovereignty over the territory, Quds Press reported yesterday. Some of the Golan's 20,000 Druze residents serve in the IDF and maintain loyalty to the State of Israel. Netanyahu pronounced it a P...

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  • Mueller report latest: Trump laments 'illegal take-down that failed'
Mueller report latest: Trump laments 'illegal take-down that failed'

In a major political victory for Trump, who quickly hailed the announcement as " complete and total exoneration ", Mueller's almost two years of investigation ended with a finding that no one in Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated with the Russian government", according to a summary of Mueller's findings.

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  • Trump says China trade deal 'will probably happen'
Trump says China trade deal 'will probably happen'

The EU "frankly treats us as badly as China ", Trump said in the interview. In mid-July 2018, Trump said that Washington was considering the introduction of 20 percent duties on all vehicles assembled in the EU. Instead of making them over there, make them here. "Otherwise you don't have national security", Trump added. "I don't think they'r...

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  • Israel says Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel
Israel says Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel

She says the military has concluded that Gaza's militant Hamas rulers fired the rocket from one of their launching pads in the southern part of the coastal strip, near Rafah. Of the seven Israelis injured in the house on an agricultural community, three were children and all were members of one family. Hamas also announced that its Gaza chief...

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