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Russia: US must stop interfering in Venezuela

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Rampant inflation, along with food scarcity and blackouts have gripped Venezuela under Maduro, while thousands of localities fled to the neighbouring countries as shortages, political turmoil, and crime rates have soared. A spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said the United States should pull troops from Syria before telling Moscow to withdraw from Venezuela. Read More »

Pres. Erdogan admits defeat in certain cities

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With the economy in recession and soaring inflation, economic concerns are first and foremost on many voters' minds. Looking forward to the next elections scheduled for 2023, Erdogan said his government would focus on the economy and implementing a programme based on free market reforms. Read More »

Vietnam woman in Kim assassination to walk free next month

But last month the charge against Indonesian suspect Siti Aisyah was dropped and now prosecutors have withdrawn the charge against the second accused, Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam, and replaced it with a lesser one. Lawyer Salim Bashir had told reporters earlier Monday that the new charge against Huong was for causing hurt by a risky weapon, which carries a maximum of 10 years in jail if convicted. Read More »

Arab Leaders to Seek UN Security Council Resolution on Golan

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Representatives from the 22-member league - minus Syria - aim to jointly condemn President Donald Trump's recognition of Israeli control over the Golan Heights, which Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 war, and Trump's decision a year ago to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Read More »

Schumer wants Boeing removed from FAA advisory group amid plane crashes

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The preliminary conclusion, based on information from the aircraft's data and voice recorders, shows that the malfunctioning automated system may be responsible for the deadly March 10 crash, The Wall Street Journal reported. Both crashes killed a combined 346 people and are being investigated by teams of global experts led by the countries where the flights originated. The Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) flight-control feature was also implicated in a fatal crash ... Read More »

Japan reveals new 'era' name ahead of emperor's abdication

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The announcement came exactly a month before the new era begins on May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito is expected to accede to the throne after his father Emperor Akihito formally abdicates on April 30. A recent survey in the Mainichi newspaper found that a third of people mostly used the gengo system, compared to 82% in 1975, while 25% preferred the Western Gregorian calendar. Read More »

Comedian to face incumbent in Ukraine presidential run-off, exit poll shows

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He also played on a suspicion that Zelenskiy's campaign was masterminded by Ihor Kolomoisky, a tycoon whose channel airs Zelenskiy's shows. "We won't give Kolomoisky any chance", Poroshenko said. Pushing the use of the Ukrainian language and instrumental in establishing a new independent Orthodox church , the 53-year-old confectionary magnate has cast himself as the man to prevent Ukraine again becoming a Russian vassal state. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan says his party may have lost Istanbul mayorship

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory for his Islamic-based AK Party in municipal elections, but the ruling alliance appeared to suffer setbacks in at least two key cities. The president spoke at six rallies in Istanbul on Saturday. Observers say that with most media pro-government, opposition parties campaigned at a disadvantage because Erdogan's daily rallies dominated TV coverage. Read More »

Facebook CEO calls for updated internet regulations

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But that process is not always precise. That's why he believes that "we shouldn't make so many important decisions about speech on our own, ' which is why Facebook is putting together an independent body which would allow people to appeal decisions". Read More »

Three dead in small plane crash: German police

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The single-engine Epic LT aircraft carrying Fileva, 55, went down on Sunday (Monday NZ time) while approaching the airport at Egelsbach, southwest of Frankfurt, according to S7. Egelsbach is about 10 kilometres (6 miles) south of Frankfurt. The plane was coming in from Cannes, France, with two passengers and a pilot aboard, according to Frankfurter Rundschau . Read More »

Nirav Modi's bail plea rejected for second time

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He will appear through videolink for a brief technical hearing on April 26. However, that it still needs improvements became quickly evident on Friday as the judge and defence lawyer made sharply worded criticism of the state of the papers - in particular the numbering and indexing - with the judge insisting on the presentation of "clean" papers henceforth. Read More »

Arab summit expected to reject US decision over Golan

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Trump's Golan decision followed a U.S. move less than four months ago to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a decision that also drew Arab condemnation. peace plan by White House adviser Jared Kushner and Trump son-in-law that Palestinians have refused to discuss. (L to R) Iraqi President Barham Saleh, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, and Lebanese President Michel Aoun, pose together for the group photo with other Arab leaders. Read More »

Investigator says Amazon chief's phone hacked by Saudis

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Bezos has been repeatedly criticised by US President Donald Trump over his newspaper, The Washington Post , and its coverage of his presidency. In today's post , de Becker reveals that "our investigators and several experts concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos' phone , and gained private information". Read More »

Notre Dame Mom Tells Female Students Not to Wear Leggings to Church

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But we don't go around naked because we respect ourselves - we want to be seen as a person, not a body", said the concerned mother. "How much more hard for young guys to ignore them". Such a lovely thing to see all the leggings love around campus and around the world today! Again, more than 1,000 people expressed interest. "My sons know better than to ogle a woman's body - certainly when I'm around". Read More »

Suspect Arrested in South Carolina University Student’s Death

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Police say 21-year-old Samantha Josephson was reported missing after last being seen Friday about 2 a.m., getting into a vehicle outside a bar in the city's 5 Points area. Holbrook said he spoke with Josephson's family prior to the press conference. Authorities have not confirmed if Rowland was an official rideshare driver and believe Josephson mistakenly entered the vehicle. Read More »

UK's May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delay

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Theresa May will have to consider "the will of Parliament" and accept a softer Brexit if the measure is supported by MPs this week, the Justice Secretary David Gauke has said. Theresa May has been warned by one of her senior ministers that she can not afford to ignore the will of Parliament if it unites around a "softer" Brexit . Read More »

Two People Die at Grand Canyon This Week

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Arizona Central, citing Grand Canyon West spokesman David Leibowitz, reports that the man, 50, was part of a tour group from Hong Kong that was taking photos next to the Skywalk attraction. A Chinese tourist has plummeted 300 metres to his death while taking photos at the Grand Canyon, becoming the second fatality at the popular United States tourist destination in a week. Read More »

Joe Biden Accused Of ‘Kissing’ Former Nevada Assemblywoman Without Consent

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Writing in the Cut , Flores, who was a state assemblywoman for four years, writes that while she was on the side of the event stage, prepping to make her speech, "I felt two hands on my shoulders". He has had a reputation for awkwardly touching the wives, mothers or daughters of senators during swearing-in ceremonies, and he came under criticism for massaging the shoulders of then defense secretary Ash Carter's wife in 2015. Read More »

Venezuela blocks Guaido from office as the opposition scoffs

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Amoroso said Guaido has travelled overseas and stayed at luxury hotels more than 100 times since he joined the national assembly in 2015. Maduro, who retains control of state functions and the country's military, has said Guaido is a puppet of the United States . Read More »

Turkey Will Pursue Its Russian Air Defense Purchase, Says Ankara

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Turkey and Russian Federation also criticised the USA decision on Golan Heights, saying it was against worldwide law. Ankara's statement comes after four U.S. Presently, relations between Turkey and Russian Federation are developing in all areas, he added. "We realize very important projects". "Whoever wins Istanbul, wins Turkey", said Erdogan, whose political career began when he became the city's mayor in 1994. Read More »

Taliban explosion kills 4 students in Afghanistan

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The explosion happened while security forces and fighters exchanged fire during a Taliban assault on a police checkpoint on Saturday, Arif Noori, told Al Jazeera. Tarakhil says the Taliban were "defeated with heavy causalities" after hours of gunbattles. "Afghan security forces retreated from the Arghanj Khowa district headquarters to avoid civilian causalities", said Nazari. Read More »

Facebook begins new European Union political ads rules

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Enter a name, topic of organization into the search bar and Facebook will provide a list of relevant matches which it can show data for - you then select from the matches and go through to that brand/individual/topic listing. "Today, we're updating the Ad Library to make it easier to learn about all ads and the Pages that run them". There are a few people who have expressed their concerns over the new system, though. Read More »

Early election talk grows as Brexit supporters accuse British MPs of betrayal

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In a statement to MPs after the vote, May said the implications of the rejection were " grave ". European Council president Donald Tusk has called for an emergency meeting on April 10 in the wake of the vote. But although the mood is pessimistic in Brussels, many observers expect the EU leaders will agree to an extension of up to a year on nearly any pretext - to avoid being blamed for a no-deal Brexit - as long as Britain agrees to participate in European parliamentary elections on May 23. Read More »

Slovakia welcomes its first female president

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The BBC's Rob Cameron in Bratislava says that although the presidency is mainly a ceremonial role, Ms Caputova is framing the election as a struggle between good and evil. No stranger to tough battles, Caputova won a 2016 award for successfully blocking a planned landfill in her hometown of Pezinok. She was also part of a campaign in 2017 that led to the annulment of pardons granted by former authoritarian Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar. Read More »

Man arrested after Pope Francis security scare in Morocco

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Morocco has become a key departure point for African migrants trying to reach Europe after crackdowns that closed or limited routes elsewhere. On the first day of his visit to the North African country, the pontiff on Saturday issued a joint statement with the Moroccan leader. Read More »

Tourist Taking Photo Falls Into Grand Canyon

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The body was extracted to a command post and transferred to the custody of the Hualapai Nation for further investigation. On Tuesday, a body was found in a wooded area south of Grand Canyon Village. Travel writer James Hong Ming-sang warned tourists to be extremely careful when taking photos , especially at locations without barricades like the Grand Canyon and Pulpit Rock in Australia. Read More »

George Clooney boycotts hotel over gay stoning laws

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Antonio Panzeri, the chairman of the European Parliament subcommittee on human rights, said the country should "bring its penal code into full compliance with human rights obligations". "I believe that love is love and being able to love as we choose is a basic human right". Amnesty International said last week that to "legalise such cruel and inhuman penalties is appalling", while Austria's chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, said no-one should be criminalised based on their sexual orientation or ... Read More »

Turkey president blames West for currency rate fluctuations

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While no decision has been made, excluding Turkey from the F-35 program, in which it has been a long-time partner, would be a massive blow to already strained ties between Washington and Ankara. "Turkey is an important North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally and willing partner in addressing a number of U.S. national security priorities", said Senator James Lankford in a press release. Read More »

She thought it was her Uber ride and now she's dead

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After a frantic day of searching for a missing University of SC student who got into a stranger's auto thinking it was an Uber , the school has confirmed she is dead. She is seen wearing an orange shirt and black trousers, and talking on the phone. Surveillance cameras also captured images of the vehicle she got into by mistake, a black Chevy Impala. Read More »

Trump says additional sanctions on North Korea not necessary

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In a document Trump handed Kim on February 28, the second day of their talks, which ended without agreement, Trump called for "fully dismantling North Korea's nuclear infrastructure, chemical and biological warfare program and related dual-use capabilities; and ballistic missiles, launchers, and associated facilities", Reuters said. Read More »

The Mystery of Garfield Phones Washing Up on Beaches Finally Solved

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Ar Viltansou President Claire Simonin-Le Meur said farmer Rene Morvan pointed her toward a rocky cave where he said he and his brother had found a shipping container they believed to be the source of the cartoon phones decades earlier. One of the oddest mysteries we've heard in a while has been solved after a group has uncovered why parts of novelty Garfield phones have been washing up on France's Brittany coast for the past 30-plus years. Read More »

Eleven Palestinians Injured During Anti-Israel Protests in Gaza

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Jamie McGoldrick, the world body's humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories, in a statement outlined the "staggering" human costs a year of demonstrations has inflicted, especially on Gaza's children. The anniversary comes after a week of Israeli air raids in response to a rocket fired from Gaza that injured seven near Tel Aviv. The official Twitter of the Israeli Defence Forces has launched a series of tweets set to "expose the truth" behind the Great March of Return ... Read More »