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Thousands gather at Gaza-Israel border on anniversary in test of truce


The Great March of Return protests began on March 30 last year after civil society groups in Gaza called for action against the crippling Israeli blockade against the enclave, now in its 12th year. He is widely seen as wanting to avoid a major escalation, but has at the same time faced political pressure over accusations of being soft on Hamas. Read More »

Dozens of Hollywood celebrities oppose latest abortion bill


I thank these lawmakers for their leadership and applaud their undeniable courage. Georgia state legislators passed one of the nation's most divisive abortion bans on Friday, which would prohibit the termination of a pregnancy after a fetal heatbeat is detected - as early as six weeks, before many women know they're pregnant. Read More »

Theresa May ready to step down to secure right Brexit solution


Brexiteer Nigel Dodds urged the Government to return to Brussels to demand changes that would make the border backstop acceptable to Parliament. Party spokesman Sammy Wilson said extending Brexit negotiations by one year would be preferable to "volunteering to be locked into the prison of the withdrawal deal with the cell door key in the pocket of Michel Barnier", the EU's chief negotiator. Read More »

Former Nevada Politician Accuses Joe Biden of Sexual Misconduct


Lucy Flores writes in NY magazine about her "awkward" experience with Biden, saying he grabbed her shoulders from behind, sniffed her hair and then planted a kiss on the back of her head before a campaign event. 'Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?' He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head. "My brain couldn't process what was happening". Read More »

EU's Tusk calls for Brexit meeting on April 10

A number of high-profile Tory Brexiteers, including Dominic Raab and Iain Duncan Smith, did vote for the agreement, but it was not enough to prevent another damaging defeat for Mrs May who had offered to stand down to persuade her critics to back the deal. Read More »

'Bye bye EU' : Pro-Brexit marches descend on Westminster


Government sources have raised the possibility of a run-off between the withdrawal agreement and an alternative option put forward next week by backbench and opposition MPs. MPs voted for a third time on Friday on whether to approve the withdrawal agreement negotiated with the EU. Addressing the house, May said the implications of the House's decisions were "grave". Read More »

Boeing unveils software update for 737 MAX planes after fatal crashes


The FAA and the industry say that deputising private employees to do safety-related tasks is vindicated by the nation's safety record - one passenger accident death in the U.S. Another analyst, Cai von Rumohr, said most of the immediate impact on airlines was likely to be in March and April given the leisure-oriented spring break travel period. Read More »

Linda McMahon to Resign as Small Business Administrator


McMahon donated more than $6 million to Trump's 2016 campaign, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission data by the Center for Public Integrity. In a Presidential term full of resignations and controversy, Linda has been a constant figure, surviving since the beginning of the President's stay in office. Read More »

Wernick warns Wilson-Raybould of 'collision' with PM over SNC in tape

Wilson-Raybould says she took his warnings that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was determined to halt the prosecution as veiled threats. Wilson-Raybould, who was demoted to veterans affairs minister in January and resigned the following month, first made the allegations in nearly four hours of testimony to the House of Commons justice committee last month. Read More »

Guaido: Maduro paying for Russian military presence with gold


The warning comes after two Russian air force planes landed outside of Caracas on Saturday, believed to be carrying almost 100 Russian special forces and cybersecurity personnel. Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is facing accusations he is buying support from Russian Federation. Oil provides 90 percent of export revenue for OPEC member Venezuela. Read More »

British Parliament Rejects May’s EU Withdrawal Plan a Third Time


The Scottish National Party's parliamentary leader Ian Blackford also responded to May's failure with an immediate call for an election. He also called for a general election. To get around that, May's motion for Friday removes the section of the package that focuses on future trade and security relationship, known as the Political Declaration. Read More »

Will lawsuits find drug makers to blame for opioid crisis?


The Sacklers are the founding family that owns Purdue Pharma, which manufacturers OxyContin, an opioid sold and abused throughout the crisis. A civil suit filed Thursday accuses eight members of the family of personally contributing to the deadly opioid epidemic, which has killed more than 200,000 Americans over the last two decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Read More »

Charlottesville Rally Killer Pleads Guilty, Escapes Death Penalty


Fields' deadly attack, captured on video that showed footage of his vehicle slamming into people amid screams and bodies flying, marked a deadly turn in the so-called " Unite the Right " rally, which saw white nationalists marching with torches and chanting neo-Nazi slogans to protest the removal of a Confederate statue. Read More »

Man who admitted role in Kansas 'swatting' death gets 20 years


The defense sought 20. "We hope that this will send a strong message about swatting, which is a juvenile and senseless practice", U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister told reporters. Updated: 11:10 a.m: U.S. District Judge Eric Meglren on Friday morning ordered Tyler Barriss to serve a total of 20 years in federal prison for a series of swattings he carried out across the country. Read More »

Trump says he's taken better care of Puerto Rico than anyone

President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his support of Puerto Rico in its rebuilding from hurricanes , but he doesn't think officials in the US territory are spending federal assistance wisely. "Puerto Rico has been taken better care of by Donald Trump than by any living human being", Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving for MI. Read More »

Thousands Flock To Christchurch Park For Nationwide Day Of Remembrance


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern walks onto the stage. Delegates from almost 60 countries also heard Ahmed describe how he doesn't want hatred to be the prevailing emotion. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been charged with one count of murder and is likely to face more charges when he reappears in court next Friday. Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed armed police from Australia were on site to assist their New Zealand counterparts. Read More »

Austria may dissolve Identitarian group

Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been charged with murder for the March 15 attacks. Prosecutors are now looking into possible criminal ties between the suspect and Sellner, 30, who with his sharp haircut and black-rimmed glasses has been described as the " poster boy " for the Europe-wide Identitarian movement, which is opposed to Muslim migrants. Read More »

Katko votes with Democrats to condemn Trump's ban on transgender troops


The U.S. House voted Tuesday morning to rebuke President Trump's transgender military ban by approving a non-binding resolution with bipartisan support. The Trump administration's policy bars people who have undergone gender transition from enlisting. The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Read More »

Mexico urges Spain to apologise for colonial abuses


Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he had sent a letter to Spanish King Felipe VI, demanding apologies for massacres committed against the indigenous population during the conquest of Mexico and the colonial period. Read More »

Journalist Maria Ressa arrested at Manila airport


Ressa was served an arrest warrant over a libel case last month and spent a night in detention before she was released on bail. Ressa could not do the same as she was overseas when the charges were filed. "I am being treated like a criminal when my only crime is to be an independent journalist", Maria Ressa, the award-winning head of news platform Rappler , told ABS-CBN news channel as she was led away by police. Read More »

High rates of immigration to New Zealand post mosque attacks


Police raided the 54-year-old man's home on Tuesday night and found a cache of firearms after receiving a tip-off from the public about "suspicious behaviour", Police Commissioner Mike Bush said in a statement. New Zealand immigration spokesman Greg Forsyth said Wednesday that since the March 15 attack, the number of people interested in living and working in New Zealand has increased significantly. Read More »

State of emergency declared after bridge washed away in NZ


Local media reported that roads have been closed, with the main river swelling to record levels and a state of emergency has been declared in the wider Westland district. Slips on SH6 between Haast and Makarora have also closed the road. It added that the New Zealand Transport Agency was advising residents of the South Island's west coast to avoid all but essential travel. Read More »

Trump threatens to shut Mexico border, again


Pirro's show did not air for two consecutive weeks after she sparked controversy for her remark that Omar's hijab may be "antithetical to the United States Constitution". On Wednesday, he referred to the need for more border walls to stop "people pouring in". "But we don't do like other countries". With the agency on track to detain more than 100,000 people in March, "it would be the highest monthly total in a decade", the agency said. Read More »

The War in Yemen Enters The 5th Bloody Year


Since March 2015, Yemen has been witnessing intense armed confrontations between the government forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the Houthi rebels. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the Houthis' Supreme Revolutionary Committee, denounced the U.S. decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty on the Golan Heights . Read More »

North Korean officials return to liaison office after pullout


Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea ". Moscow also believes that the United States should not expect North Korea to first completely denuclearise and only then consider whether to lift sanctions. Read More »

Okla. reaches $270M settlement with OxyContin maker


This is the first settlement to come out of the barrage of lawsuits. Oklahoma alleged violations of the state's Medicaid false claims act and consumer protection act and said the companies created a public nuisance. "Hopefully they will end up bankrupt", said Jodi Barber, "and every penny will be taken from them". "That's blood money from our children". Purdue Pharma reaches $270M settlement with... Read More »