• Trump cuts foreign aid, threatens to close Mexico border
Trump cuts foreign aid, threatens to close Mexico border

As the number of people attempting to cross the U.S-Mexico border has increased, CBP is planning on pulling more than 700 agents from entry points to assist the teams handling the waves of asylum seekers. Senator Bernie Sanders, a hopeful Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 election, has called for immigration reform in the wake of a "te...

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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

Nadler has set a deadline of April 2 to receive the full Mueller report and its underlying evidence to Congress. Attorney General William Barr has signalled that he will provide Congress with a redacted version of the almost 400-page document by mid-April.

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  • Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder escapes death penalty
Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder escapes death penalty

The charge came with a maximum of 10 years in prison but the Malaysian Shah Alam High Court sentenced her to a little more than three years to be served starting February 15, 2017, the date of her arrest. Intent to kill is crucial to a murder charge under Malaysian law. The reduced charge is punishable by a maximum of ten years' imprisonment ,...

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  • Ethiopian Airlines crash report due Monday: foreign ministry
Ethiopian Airlines crash report due Monday: foreign ministry

It said pilot Ahmed Nur Mohammed radioed the control tower to report a "flight-control problem" and wrestled to level the plane's flight path. Leaks this week from the crash investigation in Ethiopia and in the U.S. American-based CNBC published that the plane flew out of the sky after the pilot was unable to regain control. Elwell denied the...

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  • As Maduro Confronts Crisis, Russia's Footprint in Venezuela Grows
As Maduro Confronts Crisis, Russia's Footprint in Venezuela Grows

Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro both were forced to take extreme measures to deal with its power problems, including altering time zones to get the most out of daylight hours, instituting bans on electricity-heavy appliances such as clothes and hair driers, and entire public-sector shutdowns.

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  • Facebook to tighten live streaming access after mosque attacks
Facebook to tighten live streaming access after mosque attacks

Following a string of horrific incidents on the social media platform, Facebook is set to introduce new restrictions on live streaming in an effort to cut down on violence and disturbing videos. "In the wake of the terrorist attack, we are taking three steps: strengthening the rules for using Facebook Live, taking further steps to address hate on o...

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  • Google Maps get Snakes game for April Fools' Day
Google Maps get Snakes game for April Fools' Day

Google Maps has added the annoyingly addictive Snake - so good luck getting any work done today. Just touch the sidebar option on the left side of the search bar and you'll see the " Play Snake " option. Instead of a snake , you'll be in control of a train or bus, depending which city you choose, and the aim is to pick up as many passengers as ...

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  • Saudi women's rights activists temporarily released
Saudi women's rights activists temporarily released

It said the court would continue to look into their cases and that the release was conditional on their attendance at their trials until a final decision is reached. Earlier this month, the New York Times reported that a covert Saudi death squad that Middle East Eye exposed in October had been involved in the detention and abuse of the activist...

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  • Wealthy Russian Businesswoman Dies In German Plane Crash
Wealthy Russian Businesswoman Dies In German Plane Crash

Natalia Fileva, 55, was aboard a single-engine, six-seat Epic LT aircraft that crashed and burned in a field as it approached the small airport at Egelsbach about 3.30pm (local time) on Sunday, the airline said in an email. "The company's employees will always remember Natalia as a bright, caring leader and a wonderful person". Fileva was one of ...

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  • Boeing implements upgrades to 737 Max
Boeing implements upgrades to 737 Max

Tests of the software changes were on the agenda for this week's Renton gathering. When Chao was asked about the relationship between Boeing and the FAA during certification, she insisted that the FAA was in charge of the process. Ethiopian and French authorities have pointed to "clear similarities" between the most recent disaster and the Lion...

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  • Suga: New era name Reiwa comes from Japanese poetry anthology 'Manyoshu'
Suga: New era name Reiwa comes from Japanese poetry anthology 'Manyoshu'

The imperial system, which some people still use to observe calendars and mark birthdays, began in China more than 2,000 years ago. Since the mid-19 century, each era has coincided with the reign of an individual emperor, starting with the " Meiji " and " Taisho " eras.

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  • Venezuela's Juan Guaido Rejects Regime Statement Stripping Him Of Office
Venezuela's Juan Guaido Rejects Regime Statement Stripping Him Of Office

Mr Maduro retains control of state functions and the loyalty of the country's military. However, the constitutionally elected head of state Nicolas Maduro , supported by Russia , China, Cuba, Bolivia, Turkey and a number of other countries, continues to hold power and refuses to step down, accusing Washington of trying to orchestrate a coup in ...

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  • Turkey: President Tayyip Erdogan appears to concede Istanbul defeat after Ankara loss
Turkey: President Tayyip Erdogan appears to concede Istanbul defeat after Ankara loss

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's mayoral candidate for Istanbul, Binali Yildirim, won the majority of ballots from the box in which he cast his vote, according to unofficial results on Sunday. Elsewhere, Istanbul police detained seven people after a fight between candidates for muhtar (a village chief) in the Esenyurt district. ...

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  • Slovakia's 'Erin Brockovich' elected first female president in rebuke of populism
Slovakia's 'Erin Brockovich' elected first female president in rebuke of populism

Caputova, who has nearly no political experience, defeated high-profile diplomat Maros Sefcovic from the governing party in a second run-off vote, the BBC reported on Sunday. Five people have been charged in the Kuciak case, including a millionaire businessman with alleged ties to Smer-SD who is suspected of ordering the murders.

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  • Turks vote in test for Erdogan as recession hits home
Turks vote in test for Erdogan as recession hits home

In the remaining provinces, polling stations opened at 8 a.m. local time (0500GMT) and closed at 5.00 p.m. local time (1400GMT). Years of economic prosperity provided Erdogan and his party with previous election victories. The AKP aims to win Istanbul and Ankara, with Erdogan fielding his ex-prime minister and loyalist Binali Yildirim for the cou...

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  • Brexit: PM urged to 'embrace no deal' after third Commons defeat
Brexit: PM urged to 'embrace no deal' after third Commons defeat

Britain's exit from the European Union was in disarray after the implosion of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy left her under pressure from rival factions to leave without a deal, go for an election or forge a much softer divorce.

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  • Donald Trump celebrates the end of the Mueller report on 'SNL'
Donald Trump celebrates the end of the Mueller report on 'SNL'

In the segment, Mueller, played by actor Robert DeNiro, read a letter about his report while Attorney General William Barr , played by " SNL " cast member Aidy Bryant , and President Trump, played by actor Alec Baldwin , reacted to the findings .

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  • The Golan Heights: Are They Gone From Syria for Good?
The Golan Heights: Are They Gone From Syria for Good?

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister decried the United States decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights at a meeting of Arab countries in Tunis on Friday. "We reject the interference of Iran and its militias in a number of Arab countries", he added. The report further added that three Security Council resolutions call on Isra...

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  • U.N. investigator urges Saudi Arabia to open up Khashoggi murder trial
U.N. investigator urges Saudi Arabia to open up Khashoggi murder trial

According to Reuters , US Energy Secretary Rick Perry's approvals, known as Part 810 authorisations, allow companies to do preliminary work on nuclear power in advance of any deal but not ship equipment that would go into a plant. "In this case, each of the companies which received a specific authorization for (Saudi Arabia) have provided us writt...

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  • Theresa May ready to step down to secure right Brexit solution
Theresa May ready to step down to secure right Brexit solution

The pro-British Unionist party opposes the provision because it fears it would weaken the bonds between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom . Sinn Fein is due to meet EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and other European leaders in Brussels on Monday. "My commute which is currently an hour is now going to involve three b...

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