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Last remaining U.S. diplomats leave Venezuela

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Pompeo explained the presence of diplomats in Venezuela at this time has put constraints on USA policy. A convoy was seen leaving the U.S. embassy in Caracas on Thursday morning and the American flag was no longer flying outside. "Since this Monday. we have revoked 340 visas, 107 of which include visas of Maduro's former diplomats and their families", Palladino told reporters. Read More »

Madrids N Korea embassy assailants linked to CIA

Officers arrived at the scene but when they tried to enter the embassy a man opened the door to them and told them that there was nothing going on. Ten men broke into the complex on February 22, tied up eight staff, covered their heads with bags and beat them while questioning them. Read More »

Huawei has developed own operating system for smartphones and PCs

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The company filed a lawsuit against the United States government this month in a bid to overturn a ban on purchasing its technology by federal agencies and government contractors under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). He added that Huawei's customers love Android and Windows and it will always remain its first choices. The trial is set for April 4. "We don't expect to use them, and to be honest, we don't want to use them". Read More »

5 children, 4 others dead in Brazil school shooting

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They were both former students at the school, Monteiro being enrolled as recently as previous year. The men, identified as former students at the school, also shot and killed the owner of a used auto business nearby before launching the attack on the school, officials said. Read More »

Beto O'Rourke Joins Democratic Presidential Field

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Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) for " so much hand movement " while he speaks was another example of Trump insulting others for something he is known for. O'Rourke heads to Iowa amid some signs his popularity there has waned in the past several weeks, as he has publicly deliberated about a run while more than a dozen Democrats leapt into the race. Read More »

U.S. & allied diplomats storm out as Venezuelan FM addresses United Nations drugs convention

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In his statement , Pompeo praised the diplomats on an emotional day as they abandoned the embassy. "I know it is a hard moment for them", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said of the departing diplomats. Since Monday, the US has revoked 340 visas, 107 of which were for Venezuelan diplomats and their families, according to Palladino. Despite the personnel evacuation, Pompeo said the Trump administration maintains its support of opposition leader Juan Guaidó and his effort to oust ... Read More »

Turkey, Israel row deepens as Erdogan, Netanyahu trade insults

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Independent U.N. investigators last week released a report saying that Israeli security forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in killing scores of Palestinians at weekly protests in Gaza past year. "The apartheid state he leads occupies Palestinian lands, kills women & children & imprisons Palestinians in their own land", he wrote. Israel and Turkey in 2016 formally ended a six-year diplomatic rift that ensued when 10 Turkish activists were killed in a violent ... Read More »

Trump says Europe is 'being ripped apart' by Brexit

Trump also repeated falsehoods he's made before Thursday when he said he was not a supporter of Brexit. Varadkar said he appreciates what the president has done for his country economically. "Most important thing for us in Ireland is that their decision to leave shouldn't cause problems in Northern Ireland where people voted to stay", he said. Read More »

Kuwait falls in quality of living

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This article, Singapore comes out tops for highest quality of living in Asia-Pacific , originally appeared on Coconuts , Asia's leading alternative media company. The safest city in Europe was Luxembourg (1), followed by Basel, Bern, Helsinki and Zurich in joint second. The survey concluded that all the major cities in Australia are listed within the top 50 cities for safety. Read More »

Chancellor calls for cross-party compromise — UNITED KINGDOM Brexit

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The first was from Sarah Wollaston, the former Conservative MP and now a member of The Independent Group (TIG), who offered an amendment to the main motion requesting a second referendum. The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said the current impasse "can only be solved in the UK" and MPs must decide what they want rather than what they don't. Read More »

Syria: ISIL’s last fight to end very soon, predicts SDF militia

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Bolton said on ABC's "This Week" that Trump had been "as clear as clear can be" when speaking about progress made defeating the Islamic State Caliphate, or the territory held by the group in Iraq and Syria . The Baghouz enclave had been pounded on Monday with barrages of rockets, but the situation calmed on Tuesday morning before the intense bombardment resumed. Read More »

Floods kill 66 in Mozambique

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A major cyclone is expected to make landfall in Mozambique on Thursday evening, bringing with it high wind speeds and rain. At least 126 people have been killed in Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa as heavy rains hit southeastern Africa over the past week, affecting more than one million people, officials said. Read More »

Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for climate activism

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Greta Thunberg , who was named one of Time's Most Influential Teens of 2018 , reportedly landed on the list of nominees this year after three Norwegian lawmakers put her name up, according to Norwegian media outlet VG. At a World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in January, she ended her speech by telling a silenced room that she wants leaders to "behave like our house is on fire, because it is". Read More »

Gunman opens fire at New Zealand mosque, several casualties

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Several hundred people were inside the mosque at the time and witnesses reported seeing at least four people on the ground and " blood everywhere ", according to Radio New Zealand . He said one was slightly injured. A man who lives near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch said many people were dead there. The livestream began as the gunman drove to the Al Noor Mosque in Deans Ave, parking his vehicle in a nearby driveway. Read More »

Ten university students arrested for playing PUBG mobile game

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Ten individuals have already paid a price of such a violation as the Rajkot City Police booked 10 people for playing PUBG Mobile . Police in the western Indian state of Gujarat detained 10 teenagers for breaking a newly announced ban on playing the online video game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ( PUBG ) - the forerunner of global smash Fortnite. Read More »

Mumbai footbridge collapse: Toll rises to 5, 30 hurt

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The death toll has jumped to 4 in the FOB collapse outside CST railway station. The bridge which connected the area near the Times of India building with the iconic CSMT station was commonly known as "Kasab bridge" as the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist passed through it during the terror strike. Read More »

Some KCI flights reassigned after Boeing planes grounded

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Boeing said it supports the grounding of its planes as a precautionary step, while reiterating its "full confidence" in the safety of the 737 Max . The Max 8 that crashed on Sunday was one of 30 ordered as part of Ethiopian Airlines' expansion. USA pilots have complained about the 737 Max , saying its systems have limited their control, according to a confidential US government report. Read More »

Bernie Sanders aide apologizes for suggesting Jews have dual loyalty

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Eliot Engel. Omar has been in Congress for just over two months, but several state party leaders have begun recruiting potential candidates to run against her in the 2020 election, according to The Hill . Minnesota's Jewish community is increasingly frustrated with the comments coming from Omar, saying they have actively reached out to the congresswoman to express their concerns. Read More »

Families can sue gun maker for Sandy Hook school massacre: court

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Leading gun control advocates such as Everytown for Gun Safety and the Brady Campaign applauded the ruling. "The regulation of advertising that threatens the public's health, safety, and morals has always been considered a core exercise of the states' police powers", Justice Richard Palmer wrote for the majority, adding he didn't believe Congress envisioned complete immunity for gun-makers. Read More »

1 rocket lands in Israel, another intercepted

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According to the Jerusalem Post , one rocket was intercepted by the country's Iron Dome defense system, while the other fell in open territory. Israel's Channel 10 news said Thursday, citing anonymous military officials, that one of the rockets landed in an uninhabited area, and that there were no reports of injuries. Read More »

Mueller report should be made public, House says in bipartisan vote

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Mueller is required to submit a report to Barr, and then Barr can decide how much of that is released publicly. The House resolution passed Thursday calls "for the public release of any report Special Counsel Mueller provides to the Attorney General, except to the extent the public disclosure of any portion thereof is expressly prohibited by law". Read More »

No deal Brexit: No tariffs for Irish goods going to NI

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The UK government has stated that it would closely monitor the effects of these tariffs on the UK economy. Tariffs on beef, lamb, pork, poultry and some dairy would be reduced but retained in most cases. Under the new regime for Northern Ireland, goods arriving from the Republic will still be subject to the same Value-Added Tax and excise duty as at present. Read More »

U.S. Senate votes to end support for Saudi war in Yemen

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Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the lead sponsor of the resolution , declared following the vote. Susan Collins of Maine, Steve Daines of Montana, Mike Lee of Utah, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Todd Young of Indiana. Read More »

One soldier to face prosecution — Bloody Sunday

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The families had gathered in the city's Bogside at around 9am this morning before marching to the Guildhall to hear the decision, while singing the Civil Rights anthem "We Shall Overcome". Back in 2010, the Bloody Sunday Inquiry by Lord Saville found that the massacre had been "unjustified and unjustifiable" and acknowledged that none of the victims had posed a threat when killed. Read More »

'B****cks': United Kingdom attourney general responds to report on his Brexit advice

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British Attorney General Geoffrey Cox said on Tuesday that the newly secured legally binding changes to the Brexit deal will "reduce the risk" of his country being indefinitely and involuntarily held in the Irish backstop . Groups of MPs are preparing to test their versions of Brexit via a series of amendments if it is clear May's deal is doomed. "We have a deal on the table which does exactly do this". Read More »

Israel says uncovers Hezbollah unit led by notorious commander

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The document also suggests that the entire city of Jerusalem is a part of Israel. Last month, Republican lawmakers in both chambers of Congress introduced bills "to ensure that Israel retains control of the Golan Heights". The U.S. and global bodies have never recognized the territory as Israeli, instead referring to it as occupied by Israel. "We hold the Syrian regime responsible for anything that happens inside Syria aimed at Israel". Read More »

NSW man uses mobile phone to block arrow attack

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A 43-year-old Australian man's mobile phone was the only thing that stood between him and a pointy arrow during an attack in Australia Wednesday morning, according to police. While the arrow also hit the resident in the chin, it only left a small laceration which required no medical treatment. He was taken to the local police station and charged with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious damage. Read More »

Vietnam woman in North Korea murder case has release bid rejected

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Doan Thi Huong broke down in tears as a prosecutor announced the attorney-general had rejected a request to free her and her trial would continue. Huong and Siti, 27, were charged with the murder of Kim Jong Nam in the concourse area of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport by smearing his face with a toxic nerve agent and the court ruled last August that there was sufficient evidence for the case to proceed. Read More »

Conservatives Jump to Tucker Carlson's Defense

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In the segments, Carlson suggested underage marriage is not as serious as forcible child rape, called rape shield laws "totally unfair" and once said he would "love" a scenario involving young girls sexually experimenting. He instead promoted his nightly program, saying in a statement : "If you want to know what I think, you can watch". Caitlin Upton, the contestant Carlson is referring to the in audio, told the New York Magazine in 2015 that the humiliation from the pageant nearly led ... Read More »