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Theresa May defends Brexit delay amid calls to resign

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British sources said May had been aware in advance of a need to convince the European Union that she had a new strategy for securing the parliamentary majority she needs to ratify an exit treaty she negotiated with Brussels, which British lawmakers have rejected. Read More »

Airbnb Retracts Its Decision to Ban Settlement Listings

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However, the company did not mention that settlers will continue to profit from subletting. "In backing down from its decision not to list properties in occupied Palestinian territory, Airbnb is in breach of its worldwide human rights obligations, and is discriminating against Palestinians". Read More »

Prince Harry, Meghan aim to keep baby arrival plans private

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Queen Elizabeth II will be the first to be notified before other members of the royal family . Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are at odds with their royal staff. Both royals appeared for a photo call outside the Lindo Wing - the private maternity ward at St. Mary's hospital in west London - shortly after the delivery of their children. Read More »

Top Senate Democrat Says Trump's Fed Picks Unqualified

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Cain, also a former pizza chain CEO and unsuccessful U.S. Senate candidate, now hosts a daily talk radio show. The president has said he intends to nominate another conservative secretary, Stephen Moore, to get another vacancy on the board. Read More »

Trump Says U.S. ‘Must Win’ Race to Develop 5G Infrastructure

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President Trump and the Federal Communications Commission unveiled a new 5G effort Friday afternoon. "It wouldn't be almost as good, almost as fast", Trump said. "Qualcomm is the country's only hope for 5G and 6G leadership and with the FTC about to potentially hobble it, the USA will never be a leader, China will", predicted Morehead, a former industry executive. Read More »

Kim expresses willingness to hold third summit with Trump

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he would take part in a third summit with Donald Trump - but only if the U.S. brought the "right attitude". "We will wait with patience until the end of the year for the United States to come up with a courageous decision". Read More »

Woman charged for damaging neighbour's racy Easter display

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The dentist said he will be putting the mannequins back in the yard, and is in the process of obtaining a restraining order against the neighbour. She says she didn't want her 16-year-old son to be subjected to the "disgusting" display. Is this decoration display a show of the Easter holiday spirit or an outrageous sacrilege? One of Dr Gangi's previous displays for Halloween. WPIX reported Gangi said the display was not really for Easter, but to pay homage to Playboy magazine founder ... Read More »

South Korean Court Sets up Likely Easing of Abortion Ban

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The justices who ruled the law unconstitutional said, "As cases affiliated with Article 269 were sporadic with the few cases having been caused by malignant motives, the legal provisions limited effect of preventing abortion and is not functioning properly as a punishment regulation". Read More »

Former Worcestershire player Alex Hepburn guilty of raping a sleeping woman

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Jurors at Worcester Crown Court deliberated for 10 hours and 53 minutes before delivering a unanimous verdict on Friday. A distraught Hepburn was then seen slumping into his seat, covering his face with his hands before sobbing. The retrial has heard the complainant initially told police she was unsure whether or not she had had sex with Clarke before the alleged rape by his best friend Hepburn. Read More »

Kok hopes China will buy more palm oil after ECRL deal inked

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The Malaysia-China negotiations were only about the rail project and did not involve other issues including palm oil, he added. The two sides have agreed to cut the cost of the 688-kilometer (430-mile) rail project to 44 billion ringgit ($10.7 billion) from the original 65.5 billion ($16 billion), Mahathir's office said in a statement. Read More »

Ex-Obama counsel expects charges in Mueller-related probe

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Craig is not guilty of any charge", Craig's attorneys said in their statement. The Post further notes that former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort , who helped Yanukovych's 2010 campaign, "eventually admitted that he and other lobbyists used the Skadden report as part of a broad effort to improve Yanukovych's reputation in the West, which had suffered after the widely condemned jailing of Tymoshenko". Read More »

Sudanese protesters continue their sit-in in Khartoum for 5th day in row

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On Saturday, tens of thousands of protesters marched to army headquarters to mark the 34th anniversary of the ousting of former president Jaafar Nimeiri, who was removed in a bloodless coup after a popular uprising. The protesters used scrap metal barriers to block traffic on the street, which is located around one kilometre away from the presidential palace. Early Thursday morning, the military deployed to secure key sites and installations around Khartoum , witnesses said. Read More »

Elaina Plott Mocks Trump, Ivanka Over Chance Meeting

In 2017 and 2018, Ivanka Trump topped Melania Trump in Forbes' "World's Most Powerful Women" list as "the de facto First Lady as her step-mother" opted to avoid the limelight. The president spoke with The Atlantic in a profile titled: "Inside Ivanka's Dreamworld". However, Trump said he was afraid of the criticism he would have faced if he chose Ivanka for either position. Read More »

Greg Craig Pleads Not Guilty to Lying About Foreign Lobbying

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The charges against Craig, a former Obama White House counsel, arose from the probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference with the 2016 US presidential election. In a videotaped statement uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, Craig asserted that the report was "independent", and denied helping Ukraine spin the information it contained. Read More »

Australia's election: Morrison fires the starter's pistol

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Mr Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have been traversing the country over the past week, pitching their economic plans a week after the budget was delivered. Mr Morrison used his trip to the Apple Isle to announce more funding to cut elective surgery waiting lists, and improve maternity services and cancer treatment, especially radiation therapy. Read More »

Child hurt, suspect arrested in Mall of America incident

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Details of his condition weren't immediately available. 'The child has been transported to the hospital and has been receiving care'. Bloomington police were called to the massive shopping facility around 10 a.m. Initial accounts over emergency audio indicated that the child wasn't breathing. Witnesses report the suspect fled the mall and was apprehended near the light rail station. Read More »

Trivago Spokesman Arrested for Allegedly Driving While Intoxicated in Houston

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According to the Houston Police Department, Williams was found asleep in the driver's seat of his vehicle in the 8800 block of Westheimer around 3:15 p.m. "Whether you wear a belt or not, trivago.com can help you find your ideal hotel at a great price". It's unclear if he will remain the face of the travel site following his arrest. Read More »

8 magnitude quake measured in Indonesia

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In the Palu tragedy in September, high waves hit the shore after the tsunami warning had been lifted. The epicentre of the quake was far from the central Sulawesi city of Palu, which was devastated by an natural disaster and tsunami in September, but it was felt there and and people ran into the streets in panic. Read More »

Deeply regret Jallianwala Bagh massacre, says British PM Theresa May

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He had stressed at the time that relations with India must be based on current dynamics and not be influenced by past incidents even if they were shameful. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, however, called for a full and unequivocal apology. "Indian diaspora make an enormous contribution to British society and I am sure the whole House wishes to see the UK" s relationship with India continue to flourish", she said. Read More »

Three killed in Bangkok hotel fire

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According to news agency Reuters, an operator Central Pattana said, the Central World Complex, which includes a shopping mall and a hotel frequented by tourists, was evacuated. The fire broke out between 5pm and 6pm local time (11am and 12pm BST). Other clips showed emergency services struggling to get through gridlocked rush-hour traffic to get to the scene. Read More »

Donald Trump Reportedly Worried No One Will Remember George Washington, and … What?

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The president, who was visiting Mount Vernon with French President Emmanuel Macron , was on a tour with Mount Vernon CEO Doug Bradburn , who pointed out that the USA capital is named after Washington . "Mount Vernon has a firm, long-standing policy of not commenting on the details of high-profile visits to the home of George Washington ", they wrote in a statement . Read More »

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested in London

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According to AP, the Ecuadorian authorities have arrested a Swedish software developer allegedly tied to WikiLeaks . "Lawyers do not know the reason behind his arrest but it is not true that he is some sort of an aide", Poveda explained. Read More »

Largest-Ever Election Begins-With a Death

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Some media reports had quoted the prime minister as saying, "Perhaps if the BJP - a right-wing party - wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached". "Kashmir is an integral part of India . We want to stop people like Modi". "We will defeat every force that perpetuates and propagates hatred, division in this country and Imran Khan's friend Modiji and his party will be decimated by the people of India ", Surjewala said. Read More »

Shocking arrest made in burning of Black churches in Louisiana

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Records indicate Matthews lives in Saint Landry Parish, where three churches were burned in a span of 10 days. Matthews commented on memes about the far-right political activist and black metal music icon Varg Vikernes who was convicted in 1994 for burning three churches in Norway. Read More »

Man Lit Himself On Fire Outside Of White House

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Secret Service agents reportedly cleared the North Lawn, and were canvassing the area for any additional devices that might have been brought to the area. "This is an ongoing investigation". The man rode up to the presidential residence on a motorized wheelchair before his apparent attempt at self-immolation, said reporter Christal Hayes of USA Today. Read More »

Trump hails Netanyahu for Israel election victory

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His current government is already seen as the most right-wing in Israel's history, and his next is expected to be similar if not even further to the right. Rivlin said he would begin consultations with party leaders next week ahead of making his decision. Gantz, a 59-year-old former paratrooper, mounted a strong challenge by brandishing his security credentials while pledging to undo damage he says Netanyahu has inflicted on the country with divisive politics. Read More »

Sudan pays high price in blood for overthrowing Al-Bashir

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In former defence minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf and now head of the transition council which ousted President Omar al-Bashir Thursday, Sudan is between a rock and a hard place. The statement came shortly after a press conference on Friday in Khartoum by the country's new military rulers. Ibnouf said a transitional military council would replace the president for two years, adding that the country's borders and airspace were shut until further notice. Read More »

Former Ecuadorian President Blasts Successor For Lifting Assange's Asylum: 'The Greatest Traitor'

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Now that Assange has been remanded in custody in the United Kingdom, the U.S. have brought federal conspiracy charges against him, putting the United Kingdom in the position of having to honour their extradition treaty. He was holed up inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London for almost seven years. Assange denies the allegation. Assange was taken to Westminster Magistrates' Court after his removal from the embassy on Thursday. Read More »

Investors sue Boeing for 'hiding' safety risks

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On March 12, the DGCA announced its decision to "immediately" ground the Boeing 737 Max aircraft that were being used by airlines in India. The Federal Aviation Administration , which will consider whether the plane can resume flying in the USA, plans to meet Friday with safety officials and pilots from American, Southwest and United, the three US carriers that were using the Max jet. Read More »

New Zealand parliament votes for change in gun laws

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New Zealand's new gun laws have been signed into law and now ban military-style weapons, just one day after the nation's parliament overwhelmingly approved legislation to outlaw them less than a month after a man used such guns to kill 50 worshippers at two mosques. Read More »

Brexit further delayed until date of Halloween

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The extension to Article 50 - the mechanism that notifies when Britain will leave the European Union - does not mean negotiations will reopen between the bloc and the UK. He called for any extension to be subject to humiliating "good behaviour" conditions, effectively leaving the United Kingdom powerless within the union pending departure. Read More »