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Osinbajo leaves Nigaria for Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rewanda

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He added that some of the activities lined up for the event include: the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the Wreaths laying ceremony and Lighting of the Flame by the President of the Republic of Rwanda and Special Guests. The country will mourn for 100 days, the time it took in 1994 for 800,000 Rwandans to be massacred. The nine-member commission will have access to presidential, diplomatic, military and intelligence archives, the French presidency said on Friday, after Macron met members of an ... Read More »

Fresh US Sanctions on Venezuela-Related Firms, Vessels

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Pence has said the five American citizens and one legal permanent US resident, all with roots in Texas and Louisiana, are being "illegally detained". Vice President Mike Pence unveiled the latest measures in Washington's bid to oust Maduro, a leftist firebrand who has nonetheless held on to power for more than two months, and vowed further pressure on Cuba - a bugbear of the United States for a half-century. Read More »

Kevin McAleenan To Become New Acting Homeland Security Chief

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Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif., Friday April 5, 2019. "Despite our progress in reforming homeland security for a new age, I have determined that it is the right time for to step aside", wrote Nielsen . In her resignation letter posted on Twitter , Nielsen alluded to her rocky tenure. Nielsen has faced criticism over the previous year, and has been a subject of recent critical segments from Fox News Channel's Lou Dobbs regarding her actions or, as some see it, ... Read More »

Congress Keen To Punish Middle Class, Raise Tax Burden: PM Modi

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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a swipe at the Prime Minister over the Rafale deal, saying Narendra Modi can not hide and "karma is about to catch up with you". Tripura and Manipur , ruled by the BJP, account for two Lok Sabha seats each. Heaping praise on Chief Minister Biplab Deb, he said the state government has improved the law and order situation and developed infrastructure in just one year. Read More »

NZ mosque massacre accused to face 50 murder charges

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The prosecutors were also considering whether to lay charges against Tarrant under the seldom-used Terrorism Suppression Act, which was introduced after the September 11, 2000 U.S. The gunman broadcasted his attack live on Facebook . The alleged gunman is no longer representing himself and is now being represented by two Auckland defence lawyers Shane Tait and Jonathan Hudson. Read More »

‘European Union’ removed from new United Kingdom passports

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A longstanding decision to introduce passports without the European Union header took effect on March 30 - the day after the original date for Brexit - the UK Home Office confirmed. But it is unclear whether the other 27 European Union members, which must give unanimous backing, will grant the request or insist on an even longer delay. Read More »

Greek police, migrants clash in third day of protests

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About 150 migrants have squatted on the tracks of the capital's main railway station shouting "Germany!" and "Open the borders", demanding to be transferred to Diavata in northern Greece in order to leave the country. Vitsas said he hoped those in the field would leave by night. Jana Frey, country director for the International Rescue Committee Greece, said the unrest highlighted "the amount of false information being presented to asylum seekers and refugees". Read More »

Iran threatens to blacklist United States army

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Meanwhile, previous year Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats cautioned the administration designating the IRGC could pose dangers to U.S. forces, according to one source familiar with the matter. It exists in parallel to Iran's regular military. After the 1980s Iran-Iraq war, the IRGC also became heavily involved in reconstruction and has expanded its economic interests to include a vast network of businesses, ranging from oil and gas projects to construction and telecommunication. Read More »

Trump Loyalist David Malpass Becomes 13th World Bank President Through Unanimous Selection

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David Malpass , undersecretary for global affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, was selected as president of the World Bank Group for a five-year term beginning on April 9, 2019, the World Bank Group said in a statement Friday. Malpass said he did not participate in this week's U.S. Professor Christopher Kilby, an expert on the economics of foreign aid at Villanova University near Philadelphia, said it is likely that China and other shareholders did not push back on Mr Malpass' ... Read More »

U.S revokes visa of Gambia’s Fatou Bensouda

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But the U.S. responded, warning last month that the ICC was "attacking America's rule of law". When the ICC prosecutor's office asked the court's pretrial chamber to authorize an investigation in late 2017, it noted the prolonged and violent conflicts that have played out in Afghanistan , with the Taliban and its allies clashing with pro-government forces - and citizens often caught in the middle. Read More »

Trump urges Fed to lower US interest rates

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The president also suggested the central bank pursue quantitative easing, a strategy used in the aftermath of the financial crisis a decade ago which involved buying trillions of government bonds and mortgage-backed securities. Speaking with reporters on the White House lawn, Trump said he believes the central bank "really slowed us down" with the four rate hikes previous year. Read More »

Eastern Libya forces advancing toward capital

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Hifter on Thursday ordered his forces to march on Tripoli, the seat of Libya's United Nations -backed government, sparking fears of a major showdown with rival militias. seriously risks leading to an uncontrollable confrontation". Rival leaders had agreed in Paris in 2018 to hold elections before the end of the year, but that vote never came to fruition as Haftar's forces and the Tripoli government vied for power. Read More »

Giuliani: Not Worried ‘At All’ About Mueller Report

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He claimed that they found no obstruction either. Mr Barr told Congress members the investigation did not establish that members of Mr Trump's election campaign conspired with Russian Federation, but also did not exonerate the President on obstruction of justice. Read More »

Pakistan says it has intelligence of new Indian attack this month

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India had then carried out a "pre-emptive non-military" air strike across the Line of Control in Balakot at the terror camps of JeM with more than 1000 kgs of bomb. "It is our policy to keep the nation informed", he added. India said it, too, had shot down a Pakistani aircraft and the air force displayed pieces of a missile that it said had been fired by a Pakistani F-16 before it went down. Read More »

Suspect in shooting of female U.S. sailor killed at Virginia base

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The victim, who was shot multiple times, was taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Security killed the suspected shooter after the incident. No other details were immediately available. The shooter was armed with handgun, according to WRIC in Virginia . The exact nature of their relationship is unknown, but they were not married, according to Baker. Read More »

NY man charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar

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The FBI said in a criminal complaint Carlineo called Omar a "terrorist" and threatened to shoot her. "I'll put a bullet in her [expletive] skull", the man said. He further stated that he did make the threatening call to Omar's office. Patrick W. Carlineo, Jr., had allegedly called Omar's office on March 21 around noon and spoke to a staffer. Read More »

Suspected poacher killed by elephant and then eaten by lions

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A South African Police Service spokesperson confirmed four men were in custody and they are investigating a fatality. "Indications found at the scene suggested that a pride of lions had devoured the remains leaving only a human skull and a pair of trousers", said the Kruger National Park press release . Read More »

Israel could annex parts of West Bank in coming years - Netanyahu

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Alawi during a summit in Warsaw in February. The funds going to the region were allocated by the State Department and focus on the "root causes of violence" in order to "promote opportunity and security for their citizens", according to the US Global Leadership Coalition . Read More »

International Business: UK minister sees Brexit deal with Labour, opposition wants flexibility

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The EU dismissed Rees-Mogg's comments about what Britain should do if it remains a member over the coming months, seen by his critics as an attempt to goad the EU into rejecting the extension and therefore making a no-deal Brexit likelier. Other members of the government have spoken out against the plan to contest the elections , with Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay telling the House of Commons: "To have European parliamentary elections three years after the country voted to leave would be ... Read More »

Trump Fan Arrested For Death Threat Against Dem Rep

Carlineo told investigators he couldn't remember exactly what he said when he called Omar's office but conceded it could have been close to what was reported by the staff member, according to the criminal complaint. In an interview with officials, he allegedly doubled-down on his threats, telling an FBI investigator: "if our forefathers were still alive, they'd put a bullet in her head". Read More »

Israel recovers remains of soldier missing since 1982 Lebanon war

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IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the body had been returned to Israel on an El Al flight via an anonymous third country earlier this week and had now been "identified and verified" as that of Baumel. The identification was also verified by IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal Karim. "He was returned in a military operation", said IDF spokesman Brigadier General Ronen Manlis. Read More »

American Woman Kidnapped In Uganda, Held By Gunmen For Ransom

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The American embassy and Ugandan government are working to ensure they are rescued. A neighbouring country to Uganda is being implicated in the kidnap of American tourist, Ms Kimbley Sue Endecoff and his drive, a senior game guide Jean Paul Milenge Romezo who were picked at a gun point adjacent to Katoke gate in Queen Elizabeth national park. Read More »

Alleged Christchurch Shooter Formally Charged With 50 Counts Of Murder

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For tomorrow's court appearance, he is not yet required to enter a plea. Tarrant remains in custody and will return to court on June 14. Tarrant had sacked a court-appointed lawyer after the initial court appearance, raising fears he wanted to represent himself and attempt to use any trial as a right-wing propaganda platform. Read More »

Jacinda Ardern pays for groceries of Auckland mum who forgot wallet

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A reader who alerted the Herald to the act of kindness said Ardern was a "leader like no other". Not to worry! You live in Auckland , New Zealand - the same location as your Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern . "She is wonderful. So, that is a living example, and everyone can learn from that", he said. Ardern confirmed making the payment when asked about it by local media. Read More »

British PM asks European Union to postpone Brexit date until June 30

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Labour is formally committed to enacting the voters' decision to leave the European Union, but numerous party's lawmakers want a new referendum that could keep Britain in the bloc. In a parliamentary by-election in South Wales, the result on Friday showed Labour's candidate Ruth Jones holding onto the House of Commons seat with a much reduced majority of less than 2,000 over the second-placed Conservative candidate. Read More »

Ancient whales walked on four legs and moved like giant otters

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The fossilized remains of an ancient four-legged whale with otter-like features have been discovered in marine sediments along the coast of Peru . Movement in the water would have been similar to otters, the researchers say . Top image: What Peregocetus , the legged ancient whale might have looked like. Read More »

Theresa May offers fresh talks with Labour over Brexit plan

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Asked why May was seeking a date that had already been rejected, her spokesman said there were "different circumstances now" to when she requested the 30 June date before the last European summit, and that the prime minister had pledged to not seek an extension beyond that date. Read More »

Iran Lost '$10 Billion' in U.S. Sanctions

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The waivers will expire on May 2. India was among eight countries that were granted waivers from the secondary impact of sanctions for a period of six months to enable them to reduce their import of Iranian crude to zero in a phased manner. Read More »

Donald Trump, Again, Falsely Claims His Father Was Born In Germany

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday incorrectly said his father was born in Germany . "And born in a very wonderful place in Germany , so I have a great feeling for Germany ". Trump said. Friedrich Trump was expelled from Germany in 1905, apparently because he had emigrated illegally. "But there's just one thing - Fred Trump was actually born in New York City in the United States of America". Read More »

How strict Australian social media law works

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The law has made it a crime for social media platforms not to remove " abhorrent violent material" quickly. Scott Farquhar, founder of the hot Aussie startup Atlassian (owner of Trello) said that no one wanted abhorrent violent material on the internet but "the legislation is flawed and will unnecessarily cost jobs and damage our tech industry". Read More »

No-deal Brexit a very real possibility, warns Ireland's deputy premier

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He added that France was "open" to a lengthy extension of the Brexit deadline on certain conditions, but that it was "neither a certainty nor automatic". Coveney said Ireland and the EU Commission were trying to work out how best to respond to a no-deal scenario to ensure the Good Friday Agreement was protected, but also that physical infrastructure on the border was avoided. Read More »