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Trump reaffirms US considering 'all options' in Venezuela

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In a bid to force a change of leadership, the United States has imposed oil sanctions on Venezuela as well as sanctions on individuals associated with the government of Maduro, who charges that he is the target of a US coup plot. actions aimed at cutting off financing to Maduro in support of an opposition drive to force the leftist president from power. The U.S. sanctioned the state-run gold producer, Minerven, on Tuesday and described the precious metal trading as being essential to ... Read More »

Govt to not send representative to Pakistan National Day event

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According to official sources in New Delhi , Prime Minister Modi sent a letter to Khan, greeting people of Pakistan on the eve of its National Day and highlighting the importance of a terror-free South Asia. "It is time that people of Sub-continent work together for a democratic, peaceful, progressive and prosperous region, in an atmosphere free of terror and violence". Read More »

Risky driver jailed for deadly Canadian bus crash

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Among the cases Cardinal cited in her decision was that of semi-truck driver Norman Mark Joseph Lavoie who pleaded guilty to killing three Carrot River, Saskatchewan teens and seriously injuring a traffic flagger in 2015. "Mr. Sidhu wasn't speeding but his speed was excessive". Jaskirat Singh Sidhu arrives in court Friday morning for his final sentencing. The sentencing hearing heard that Sidhu was going between 86 and 96 km/h when he passed four signs warning him about the crossroads ... Read More »

Cyclone Trevor prompts mass evacuation in Australia

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It is the largest evacuation prior to a cyclone in the territory's history and largest type of any evacuation since Cyclone Tracey. The Territory Government has declared a state of emergency in its Gulf region as the system nears the coast. Read More »

Auschwitz Museum asks visitors not to balance on train tracks

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There are better places to learn how to walk on a balance beam than the site which symbolizes deportation of hundreds of thousands to their deaths", the museum shared. This is a very necessary post, our picture-taking habits are completely out of control. The pair hoped to visit Auschwitz together and she was smiling because she finally made that trip, she explained. Read More »

Muslim nations call for measures against Islamophobia after New Zealand attack

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She came up with the idea after seeing a Muslim woman on the news say she was now too afraid to go outside because she wears a hijab, one of the traditional coverings worn by Muslim women all over the world. "I did feel a sense of pride to honour my Muslim friends, but I also felt very vulnerable and alone as I was the only person wearing one". "Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned ", Ardern said. Read More »

Talks Stall Between US, Russia on Venezuela Crisis

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Russia's Interfax news agency cited Ryabkov on Sunday as saying that the main day of talks with Abrams would be on Tuesday and that the two sides would discuss how they might encourage negotiations between the Venezuelan government and opposition. Read More »

International Business: US trade negotiators to visit China on March 28-29

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Despite his comments on the tariffs, Trump said "the deal is coming along nicely", adding that top U.S. negotiators leave for China this weekend for talks on an agreement. Trump said his top negotiators, USA trade representative Robert Lighthizer and treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, would leave for Beijing this weekend, confirming plans for talks next week disclosed on Tuesday by an administration official. Read More »

Washington's Big Question: Where's the Mueller Report?

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Trump fired Comey while he was leading an investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. There's no evidence the two are close friends. That could be as simple as a bullet point list or as fulsome as a report running hundreds of pages. "I'm also not rooting for Mr. Mueller to "clear" the president". Read More »

Aurora Borealis to Reach New York-Where Can You Watch

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Forecasters have said that the Northern Lights might be visible from the United Kingdom this weekend (23 March), thanks to a solar storm on its way to Earth. The farther north you head in IN, the better opportunity you'll have to see it. You may have a chance to see the Northern Lights from IN this weekend. Read More »

Montreal priest stabbed during mass, hospitalized

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The video shows the man quickly catch up to the priest and push him to the ground before he appears to stab him. Philip Barrett, who was sitting near the front of the church, said he saw a tall man, who appeared to be a Caucasian in his 30s, rise from a pew and quickly walk into the sanctuary to attack Rev. Read More »

Border Patrol begins releasing undocumented immigrants as detention centers fill up

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That's because ICE, in addition to deporting people it catches in the interior of the US, also deports those caught by Border Patrol agents or stopped by Customs and Border Protection officers. 23rd Street. "What you're looking at is our interior arrests have been affected", Asher told reporters, noting that she has had to redirect resources to what she sees as the first priority, "addressing what has been occurring and continues to occur at an alarming rate at the border". Read More »

Juan Guaido's chief of staff snatched from his home at 2am

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Guaido invoked the constitution to assume the interim presidency in January, saying Maduro's re-election was not legitimate. Maduro, who has overseen a dramatic collapse of the OPEC nation's economy, has called Guaido a puppet of the United States and said he should "face justice", but has not explicitly called for his arrest. Read More »

Trump says he is withdrawing earlier North Korea-related sanctions

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Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea ". "I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!" North Korea was offering a bad deal that wasn't reciprocal or proportionate, says Jung Pak, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Read More »

Many AOC Constituents Have Unfavorable View of Her

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) listens as Michael Cohen, attorney for President Trump , testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on February 27, 2019. Read More »

Ghana: Dozens killed after two buses collide head-on

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Eyewitness say a VVIP Kia bus with registration number GT 3915- 17 from Garu in the Upper East Region heading towards Kumasi collided with a Grandbird bus with registration number GT 5694-18 from Accra which was heading towards Bolgantaga also in the Upper East Region. Read More »

Italy holds welcome ceremony for President Xi's state visit

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Italy's signature on the ambitious " Belt and Road " infrastructure-building project would give legitimacy to a project that envisions overland and maritime routes connecting China with Europe, reviving the old Silk Road traveled by Marco Polo in the Middle Ages. Read More »

Trump to sign executive order threatening aid to colleges if speakers banned

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He told an audience of cheering conservative students and activists, "We're delivering a clear message to the professors and power structures trying to suppress dissent and keep young Americans ... "The only permit we need to speak on campus is the First Amendment". The American Council on Education, which represents more than 1,700 college presidents, called the order "a solution in search of a problem". Read More »

Terrified teachers shot ‘execution-style’ with pellets in drill, in union says

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House Bill 1104 author and Republican legislator Wednesday McNamara said it has already passed the House and hopes the Senate can amend it to such exercises from happening again. ALICE , which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, is used by thousands of schools across the country, though officials told the Star that "shooting teachers with plastic pellets is not typically part of the training". Read More »

Democrats' request for information on Trump-Putin talks rejected by White House

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Kushner is accused of using WhatsApp for White House business. He said Ivanka Trump "always forwards official business to her White House account". Cummings noted that in October 2017, White House lawyers briefed committee staff and "confessed" that several White House employees had failed to forward official records from their personal email accounts to their government accounts within 20 days, although they refused to identify the staffers. Read More »

Danish politician is told her baby 'not welcome' in parliament chamber

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Kjaersgaard took to Twitter on Tuesday to defend her decision, saying she had "quietly" asked a secretary to tell Abildgaard that "it's not good" to bring babies to the chamber, adding that it had been a minor issue. Danes are used to great flexibility to balance work and family, with a year of paid parental leave, paid days off for parents when their children are ill, and subsidized kindergartens. Read More »

Seoul says North Korea withdrew staff from liaison office

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The South Korean Unification ministry said it was contacted on Friday morning and informed that the North's staff would be leaving later in the day. While declining to say whether Washington was trying to send a post-summit message to Pyongyang, the official said Trump "has made clear that the door is wide open to continuing the dialogue with North Korea ". Read More »

Japan only 58th-happiest place in the world

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The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network's 2019 World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries according to things such as GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and absence of corruption. The US came in 19th, down one spot from the previous year. Other conflict-ridden countries, such as Yemen, Afghanistan and the Central African Republic, also featured at the bottom of the table. Read More »

Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the names of the service members killed in action were being withheld until after notification of the next of kin. The deaths come a day after at least six people were killed by blasts in an Islamic State-claimed attack during Persian New Year celebrations in a Shiite area of Kabul . Read More »

Brexit extension: 'We are at the moment of decision'

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Lang said that "Parliament in London should weigh the alternatives and accept the withdrawal agreement". The EU has at the eleventh hour agreed to delay Brexit, enabling Britain to narrowly avoid crashing out of the EU on 29 March with no deal. Read More »

Jimmy Carter Will Become The Oldest Living Former US President Friday

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Carter take walks, and they have followed a healthy diet for a lifetime", Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center, told CNN . "We at the Carter Center sure are rooting for him and are grateful for his long life of service that has benefited millions of the world's poorest people", the Carter Center said in a statement. Read More »

Indian diamond tycoon Nirav Modi: From billionaire jeweller to arrest

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The Crown Prosecution Service, representing the government of India , then charged Modi with conspiracy to commit fraud and to hide criminal property. He once owned 17 jewellery shops across the world, with branches in Asia, the US and Britain. Indian authorities have sought Modi's arrest since February 2018, when they alleged companies he controlled defrauded the state-owned Punjab National Bank by using fake financial documents to get loans to buy and import jewels. Read More »

Putin blesses full capacity work of 2 Crimea power plants

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday cracked a joke about Jews and money during a visit to Crimea , and also quipped about inviting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the inauguration of a synagogue in the disputed peninsula. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said in a statement it condemned what it called "Russia's ongoing and wide-ranging military build-up in Crimea". Read More »

‘No Facebook users reported Christchurch massacre during livestreaming’

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Facebook said the first user report on the original video came in 12 minutes after the live broadcast ended. Facebook's tweet reveals, "In the first 24 hours we removed 1.5 million videos of the attack globally, of which over 1.2 million were blocked at upload..." "We have been working directly with the New Zealand Police to respond to the attack and support their investigation", said Facebook VP and Deputy General Counsel Chris Sonderby, noting that some information can not be released ... Read More »

Alleged Pipe Bomber Cesar Sayoc Pleads Guilty

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Sayoc mailed 16 improvised explosive devices to 13 targets around the United States, including 11 current or former US government officials, the U.S attorney's statement says. He has been held without bail since his late-October arrest at a South Florida auto parts store. Sayoc faces a possible life sentence in prison and is scheduled for sentencing on September 12 on 65 criminal counts, according to a statement by the US attorney for the Southern District of NY. Read More »