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New Zealand attack suspect grins in court

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Australian police are investigating Tarrant's connections around Grafton. In New Delhi, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India's High Commission in New Zealand was in contact with local authorities and would extend help to Indians in the nation. Read More »

Donald Trump Meets with Populist Conservative Brazil President at the White House

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Some used the hashtag #BolsonaroandTrump to herald the meeting of the US president with the man the foreign press has dubbed "Trump of the Tropics". Most pressing is the crisis in Venezuela , where the U.S. The two were slated to work toward creating a "north-south axis" between the USA and Brazil on economic issues as the two largest economies in the western hemisphere, the official said. Read More »

Brexit deal in chaos, May blindsided as speaker intervenes

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In an unexpected announcement on Monday, Speaker John Bercow said Ms. The government meant to try a third time to get lawmakers to back the deal, ideally before May joins European Union leaders on Thursday at a Brussels summit where she is set to ask the bloc to postpone Britain's departure. Read More »

Canada’s top public servant Michael Wernick announces surprise retirement

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The Liberal-dominated justice committee has pulled the plug on its probe of the SNC-Lavalin affair, prompting fresh howls of outrage from the Conservatives and NDP. The Conservatives have already convened a pre-meeting press conference to reiterate their arguments in favour of expanding the investigation, but given the math of majority parliament, the opposition parties are unlikely to prevail if it comes down to a vote - which, as Process Nerd pointed out yesterday, it very well may not. Read More »

New Zealand terror attack

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Otago University legal issues center director, Bridgette Toy-Cronin, told Radio New Zealand that this would limit the chances for political material to be entered as evidence. "Just because Australians are frustrated about traffic jams and population pressures encroaching on their quality of life, especially in this city, does not mean they are anti-migrant or racist", Morrison said during a speech in Melbourne yesterday, warning that the all-important congestion debate should not be ... Read More »

Fire spreads to six additional chemical storage tanks near Deer Park

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The fire involved eight tanks at the facility and has been burning for over a day as of Monday according to several local news outlets. Speaking at a press conference, a spokesman for Channel Industries Mutual Aid, Ray Russell, said that the emergency services are now in "defensive mode" to try and control the blaze. Read More »

Michael Cohen FBI Search Warrant Just Released - New Details Revealed

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Judge William H. Pauley III, wrote , "At this stage, wholesale disclosure of the materials would reveal the scope and direction of the Government's ongoing investigation". He eventually pleaded guilty to multiple crimes, including campaign finance violations in connection with payments of hush money to silence two women who claimed to have had sexual relationships with Trump. Read More »

Brexiteer Rees-Mogg hints he could back UK PM May's Brexit deal

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May wrote. Under Mrs. However, he expressed concern that if there was now a long delay to the UK's departure from the European Union - due to take place on March 29 - Brexit could be thwarted altogether. May's Brexit plan that includes a mandate for a new referendum vote on whether Britain should part ways with Europe. But parliament voted last week for a delay and May is expected to seek an extension to that deadline when she meets European Union leaders at their summit. Read More »

Joe Scarborough: George Conway is Kellyanne's 'Stenographer'

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Scarborough continued by saying Mr. Conway has character and would never want to work for Trump as a matter of principle. President Trump has ensured some awkward dinner-table conversations at the Conway household, taking direct aim Tuesday at adviser Kellyanne Conway's husband. Read More »

Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev resigns after three decades in power

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The announcement came less than a month after Nazarbayev sacked his government, citing a lack of economic development despite the country's vast energy resources. In the 2015 election, he took almost 98 percent of the vote. "In accordance with our laws, I'm given a status of the first president - the nation's leader (elbasy in Kazakh), I will remain the Security Council's chairman, who has serious powers to determine the country's domestic and foreign policy in line with the laws", ... Read More »

50% Americans believe the Mueller probe is a 'witch hunt'

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Sixty-one percent of participants also said it was "very important" that the Department of Justice release Mueller's report to the public. Many observers on Twitter voiced fears that Trump's endless, repetitive attacks on the Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation had finally sunk in. Read More »

Supreme Court votes to hear appeal for Beltway sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

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Malvo was only 17 years old when he was apparently groomed and trained to kill by John Allen Muhammad , who was 41 at the time. At issue is a 2012 Supreme Court ruling that said juveniles can not be given mandatory life-without-parole sentences unless they committed murder or were determined permanently incorrigible. Read More »

Elizabeth Warren wants to abolish the Electoral College

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Warren, 69, said there should be an amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing all citizens the right to vote, and called for the repeal of laws that make it more hard to cast ballots. Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee introduced a constitutional amendment this year to eliminate the electoral college, but it has not been brought up for a vote in the House, which is controlled by Democrats. Read More »

Devin Nunes Sues Twitter for Defamation and Negligence

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The lawsuit says that Nunes "seeks compensatory damages and punitive damages in an amount not less than $250,000,000" for alleged "negligence, defamation per se, insulting words, and civil conspiracy". "The defamation continues. It must be stopped". The lawsuit includes posts Nunes has deemed offensive, including a tweet posted by Mair in May 2018, that alleges Nunes has ties to "prostitutes and cocaine addicts". Read More »

Meghan McCain Unloads On Trump

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Trump's tweets are incorrect in multiple ways: Not only did McCain learn about and obtain the dossier several days after Trump's election, Kramer said during a deposition that he - not McCain - was in touch with media outlets concerning the dossier in December, also after Trump's election. Read More »

New Zealand Massacre Video Resurfaces in Erdogan's Campaign

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At least 50 people were killed in the attack, and a further 12 are in a critical condition. But on Monday, during a commemoration of Ottoman soldiers killed in the 1915 Gallipoli campaign against British, Australian and New Zealand forces, the Turkish firebrand warned New Zealanders that he would return any would-be terrorists "in caskets" if they attempted to bring anti-muslim attacks to Turkey . Read More »

Northern Irish DUP edges towards backing UK PM's Brexit deal: Spectator journal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May's bid to get her European Union divorce deal through parliament was hit Monday with a bombshell announcement by the speaker, ruling MPs could not vote again on the same proposal they had already rejected. We have not found a convincing unilateral way out of the backstop. "We have to have a mechanism where we can escape the backstop". It has previously voted against the deal over concerns around the Northern Ireland backstop . Read More »

U.S. Envoy For Venezuela To Meet With Russian Deputy FM

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The United States and about 50 other countries have recognized Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate leader and have supported his claim that Maduro was re-elected past year in an allegedly flawed vote. Vice President Delcy Rodriguez made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday, though she did not provide details. Key Cabinet figures include Rodriguez, a former foreign minister; Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez, brother of the vice president; and Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez, a ... Read More »

NATO, EU condemn Russia's 2014 seizure of Crimea

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Moscow has funneled significant resources into the peninsula's infrastructure since the annexation referendum in 2014, in an effort to end Crimea's dependence on Ukraine. During a meeting with residents that involved religious leaders, Putin said he had invited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend the opening of a new mosque in the region and suggested also inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit for a ceremony unveiling a new synagogue. Read More »

Joe Biden 'mistakenly' announces 2020 Presidential run

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Although Mr Biden has been known to go off script, his remark is likely to be viewed as a Washington-style gaffe - a case of accidentally telling the truth. After former Texas Republican Beto O'Rourke entered the race last week, Mr Biden, who is his party's best-known and best-connected presidential prospect, is the last major contender to remain on the sidelines. Read More »

Trump Hits Out at 'Low I.Q.' Joe Biden for Misspeaking

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Biden, who is considering running for the Democratic nomination in 2020, said at the First State Democratic Dinner in DE that he has " the most progressive record of anybody running for the. It's no secret that Biden may be close to declaring a 2020 presidential bid. He has tapped staffers who would be expected to lead a national campaign, leaving many of his political allies convinced he'll run. Read More »

Suspected Motive Revealed in Mob Boss Death: Cops

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Comello, a construction worker, is charged with fatally gunning down Cali, the head of the Gambino crime family, outside Cali's Staten Island home on Wednesday night. Neary referred all other requests for comment on the facts of the case to NY lawyer Robert Gottlieb, Comello's lead counsel. The statement did not address the writing on Comello's hand, and a lawyer from Gottlieb's firm declined to comment further Monday evening. Read More »

NZ gunman bought weapons online, says shop owner

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Fifty people were killed and dozens wounded in the attack at two mosques. All five guns used in Friday's rampage were purchased legally in New Zealand , including two semi-automatic rifles. New Zealand, a country of only 5 million people, has an estimated 1.5 million firearms. Experts argue that New Zealand has indeed been on the cusp of change in gun legislation for years, but never had political unity around the issue. Read More »

NZ PM pledges new gun laws after Christchurch terror attack

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The proposed changes will be announced before the cabinet meets again next week. The organisers of New Zealand's largest gun show - the Kumeu Militaria Show, near Auckland - announced on Monday they had cancelled the event in the wake of the massacre and because of "elevated security risks". Read More »

Theresa May's Brexit deal suffers new blow

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Even before Bercow's ruling, May faced a struggle to reverse the huge margins of defeat for the Brexit divorce agreement in Parliament. Mrs May's spokesman said: "Before any further vote were to take place we would want to believe that we had a reasonable prospect of being successful". Read More »

United Nations official condemns Hamas crackdown on Gaza protests

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Hamas , which has not yet commented on Mladenov's accusations, has controlled Gaza since pushing out rivals Fatah in 2007. In a bid to boost Hamas government revenues, Gaza's economy ministry slapped additional fees on imports, leading to a hike in food prices, a local economist said. Read More »

Three teens die in Tyrone disco incident

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The BBC reports that emergency services were called to the hotel around 21:30 (GMT) on Sunday night after reports that several people were unwell. "Our preliminary investigations show that there was a crush towards the front door of this hotel, and in that crush people seem to have fallen", Hamilton said in a press conference Monday. Read More »

Trump complains he is being blamed for New Zealand attack

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Trump tweeted Monday that the media "is working overtime to blame me for the awful attack in New Zealand". "So Ridiculous!", he wrote Monday morning . "Our leader of our country". "It's a small group of people", he said. "There are too many deaths", Tlaib told CNN on Sunday . Sen. Chris Coons of DE told ABC News that "one of the most despicable things about President Trump's campaign and his actions as president has been the way in which he has seen the divisions in our country and ... Read More »

Egg Boy to donate to Christchurch terror victims after egging Fraser Anning

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The 17-year-old smashed an egg on the back of the head of Queensland Senator Fraser Anning - on camera - as Anning was speaking to the press in Melbourne Saturday. Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence? A GoFundMe page set up to raise funds for "legal fees" and "more eggs" has thus far raised more than AUD$47,000 ($33,000). Read More »

US to Deny Visas for ICC Investigators over Afghanistan Probe

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The probe is a prelude to a possible investigation, which Duterte's critics hope will find him criminally accountable under global law. "The cynical withdrawal of the Philippines from the ICC is a futile attempt to evade global justice and to halt the ICC's work", the statement said. Read More »

Meghan McCain: My Father Is 'Pathetic' Trump's 'Kryptonite'

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He spends his weekend obsessing over wonderful great men because he knows it and I know it, he will never be a great man. "My father was his kryptonite in life and he is his kryptonite in death ", she added. "So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) "last in his class" (Annapolis) John McCain that sent the Fake Dossier to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election", Trump wrote. Read More »

New Zealand cabinet agrees to change gun laws after Christchurch attacks

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Gun City has been the focus of criticism and has seen small protests outside their stores in recent days. Ardern said that her government had also had preliminary discussions around ensuring that New Zealanders had an opportunity to commemorate the victims as one but that any national memorial service would not take place this week. Read More »