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Global USA delivers aid to town bordering Venezuela to undermine President Nicolas Maduro
Author: 0 USA delivers aid to town bordering Venezuela to undermine President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela is in the midst of a power struggle between socialist leader Maduro and Guaido, the head of the National Assembly who proclaimed himself interim president last month and now has the backing of more than 50 countries. Earlier Friday, Guiado's representatives collected aid pledges from many nations at a meeting of the Organization of American States in Washington, where 25 countries promised more than $100 million in humanitarian aid to Venezuela.

Global Iran urges Europe to do more on nuclear deal
Author: 0 Iran urges Europe to do more on nuclear deal

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence was not among the impressed, however, and he doubled down on American criticism of Europe. A French government source criticised the Trump administration's approach to the withdrawal as "we're leaving, you're staying".

Global Britain should take back Islamic State fighters, says Trump
Author: 0 Britain should take back Islamic State fighters, says Trump

The US-led Coalition and its Syrian Democratic Forces partners have been hammering ISIS along the Euphrates River and isolating their last fighters in a place called Baghuz. Four years ago IS controlled 88,000 sq km (34,000 sq miles) of territory stretching from western Syria to eastern Iraq, proclaimed the creation of a "caliphate", imposed its brutal rule on nearly eight million people and generated billions of dollars from oil, extortion, robbery and kidnapping.

Global Abe nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize at U.S. request
Author: 0 Abe nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize at U.S. request

Trump's assertion Friday that Abe had nominated him for the honor and sent him a copy of the letter has raised questions and criticism in Japan. South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggested in April 2018 that Trump should receive the Nobel Prize for attempting to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.

Global PDP chairman Secondus accuses Buhari of inciting military, police against Nigerians
Author: 0 PDP chairman Secondus accuses Buhari of inciting military, police against Nigerians

Mr Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC ) said at the time that Jonathan and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) were trying to scupper the vote. Nigerians resident in Ghana who are not happy about the development believe it is a ploy by the current administration to rig the election even though the INEC stated categorically that postponement was due to issues with logistics.

Global Saudi Arabia deny Crown Prince's takeover bid report
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia deny Crown Prince's takeover bid report

Prince Mohammed is set to become the first guest to stay at the Prime Minister's House. MBS said, "We are very glad to be today in Pakistan , a dear country to all Saudis". "Reports claiming that HRH the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman intends on buying @ManUtd are completely false", Al-Shabanah tweeted, adding United officials held a meeting with the Kingdom's Public Investment Fund (PIF) to discuss a sponsorship opportunity but that nothing had come of it.

Global Trump Says Japan's Abe Nominated Him for Nobel Peace Prize
Author: 0 Trump Says Japan's Abe Nominated Him for Nobel Peace Prize

He said Abe sent the nomination because Japan now feels "good" and "safe" after North Korean ballistic missile launches ceased. Sources within the Japanese government told The Asahi Shimbun that Abe nominated Trump for the prize around last autumn after the USA side requested the nomination from the Japanese leader.

Global SNL Goes to Town on Trump's National Emergency
Author: 0 SNL Goes to Town on Trump's National Emergency

There was also a hint of projection with his claim " this is the real Collusion! ". "Folks, we need wall", Baldwin's Trump said, stressing each word as he stood behind a podium in the Rose Garden. "Wall makes safe. Abuelas and bebes unless you give me wall". Baldwin's suggestion that Trump's supporters are violent comes just a few months after Baldwin was charged with assault over an ugly parking place incident in which he reportedly admitted to police that the "did push" a man for ...

Global Ex-Clinton Adviser: McCabe, Rosenstein 'Deliberately' Initiated Trump Probe After Comey Firing
Author: 0 Ex-Clinton Adviser: McCabe, Rosenstein 'Deliberately' Initiated Trump Probe After Comey Firing

Comey. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe announces the results of the national health care fraud takedown during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., July 13, 2017. Section two allows for the replacement of a vice president. Baker did not identify the two Cabinet officials. Has it ever been used? The 25th Amendment provides a mechanism for removing a sitting president from office.

Global MSU grad identifed as victim in Aurora shooting
Author: 0 MSU grad identifed as victim in Aurora shooting

One of the five people who were killed Friday, Trevor Wehner , was a 21-year-old college student who had started interning in the human resources department at Henry Pratt on Friday. "He was probably waiting for us to get to him there", Aurora police Lt. Rick Robertson said. "The fact remains that some disgruntled person walked in and had access to a firearm that he shouldn't have had access to", she said at the news conference .

Global Poland may cancel visit to Israel amid new Holocaust spat
Author: 0 Poland may cancel visit to Israel amid new Holocaust spat

In an interview with 24-News Sunday, upon the declaration of his entering his new post-until the April 9 elections-Katz quoted late prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir, who said the poles drank in their anti-Semitism with their mother's milk. "But we must not forget the past and we must not harm the legacy and memory of Holocaust victims". "It is obvious. We will not forget, and we will not forgive".

Global Vatican defrocks ex-Cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse allegations
Author: 0 Vatican defrocks ex-Cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse allegations

The archbishop of Boston says the Vatican's decision to defrock former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is an important step for "administering justice" for McCarrick's crimes. Mr McCarrick is alleged to have assaulted the teenager while working as a priest in NY in the early 1970s. The claims against him were made public in June by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the current archbishop of NY.

Global Rep. Omar apologizes for Israel tweets as criticism mounts
Author: 0 Rep. Omar apologizes for Israel tweets as criticism mounts

She "unequivocally" apologised. Vice President Mike Pence tweeted later Tuesday that Omar's "tweets were a disgrace & her apology was inadequate". Daniel Shapiro, former US ambassador to Israel under former president Barack Obama, added that Omar's "outrageous comments equating politicians' support for Israel with being bought off by American Jewish money are a vile anti-Semitic trope ".

Global U.S. experts suspect ISI role in Pulwama terrorist attack
Author: 0 U.S. experts suspect ISI role in Pulwama terrorist attack

The Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the attack on a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force on Jammu and Kashmir's main highway, a local news agency said . "Jaish-e-Mohammed has carried out this terror attack. We are going to go for post-blast investigation", he said. Sanjay Sharma, a spokesman for India's paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force, said numerous injured were in critical condition.

Global Donald Trump to declare national emergency over border wall, McConnell says
Author: 0 Donald Trump to declare national emergency over border wall, McConnell says

Asked by reporters whether she would file a legal challenge to the emergency declaration, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said , "I may, that's an option". Many have warned that they have no idea from where Trump will draw the funding. There is about $10 billion in funds from the current 2019 fiscal year that ends September 30, and another $11 billion from the previous four years that haven't been obligated or contracted for a project, the aides said.

Global Gov. Plans to Downsize High-Speed Rail, Water Projects
Author: 0 Gov. Plans to Downsize High-Speed Rail, Water Projects

Newsom said Tuesday there "isn't a path" now to build the full line. "The current project, as planned, would cost too much and take too long". The $77 billion high-speed rail line was first approved by voters in 2008, when the projected cost was $33 billion.

Global Woman filmed throwing chair off balcony onto busy street now facing charges
Author: 0 Woman filmed throwing chair off balcony onto busy street now facing charges

The objects landed in an area in front of the building's entrance, authorities said. A source had told CityNews the woman has a criminal history and police have been in touch with her. Airbnb said Wednesday that it has contacted Toronto police and offered its support in the investigation. Zoia left the courthouse escorted by her lawyer.

Global Iran warns neighbours after bombing kills Revolutionary Guards
Author: 0 Iran warns neighbours after bombing kills Revolutionary Guards

While Jaish al Adl and other groups like it are not regarded as a major security threat, the attack is a fresh blow to the image of the Guard, which reports directly to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. "Especially when cohorts of same terrorists cheer it from Warsaw streets & support it with twitter bots?" "I believe it's dead on arrival or dead before arrival", he said at a news conference before the bombing.

Global Scott Morrison's Response To The Medivac Bill Is Reopening Christmas Island
Author: 0 Scott Morrison's Response To The Medivac Bill Is Reopening Christmas Island

The amendments were agreed to by the Senate late previous year, after Labor and the crossbench forced a series of measures into a government migration bill. Prime Minister Scott Morrison before losing the vote on Tuesday night. The government said at the time the Christmas Island facilities would be "kept in a state of operational readiness" so that they could be reopened at short notice.

Global Israel, Arab nations share common interest of war with Iran: Netanyahu
Author: 0 Israel, Arab nations share common interest of war with Iran: Netanyahu

By contrast, the United States is represented in Warsaw by Pompeo, the vice-president, Mike Pence , and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and special aide on the Middle East . The US has routinely accused Tehran of engaging in a policy of destabilisation in the Middle East and of financing terrorism. Netanyahu has repeatedly pledged to use all means at his disposal, including military, to prevent Iran acquiring advance bases on Israel's doorstep.

Global Polar Bears Invade Russian Town: State of Emergency Declared
Author: 0 Polar Bears Invade Russian Town: State of Emergency Declared

The state of emergency was declared February 9 due to the " mass invasion of polar bears in residential areas", said Alexander Minayev , deputy head of the Novaya Zemlya administration, in a statement . The settlement put up additional fencing around schools and arranged for children to be driven to and from class. Wildlife experts have warned the polar bears' incursion is the result of shrinking sea-ice, as rising Arctic temperatures due to global warming cause the ice to melt, ...

Global Australia government loses bill blocking sick asylum seekers
Author: 0 Australia government loses bill blocking sick asylum seekers

Despite his historic loss, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has refused to do the same. Changes to Australia's border policy have passed through parliament, as the government warns this will lead to more illegal boat arrivals. The Senate passed similar amendments on medical evacuations despite ruling party objections on the last day Parliament sat a year ago. Another political flashpoint is the fact the new laws will only apply to asylum seekers who are already offshore.

Global Ex-US intelligence officer charged in Iran espionage case
Author: 0 Ex-US intelligence officer charged in Iran espionage case

The Justice Department said the information threatened other agents in the US intelligence community, a federation of 16 agencies. Specifically, between January and May 2015, the Cyber Conspirators, using fictitious and imposter accounts, attempted to trick their targets into clicking links or opening files that would allow the conspirators to deploy malware on the target's computer.

Global Rare black leopard spotted in Laikipia for first time
Author: 0 Rare black leopard spotted in Laikipia for first time

The San Diego Zoo in January confirmed that the photos are the first scientific documentation of the animal. This is the second black panther to be spotted in Laikipia after a similar discovery was recorded by then Nation photojournalist Phoebe Okall in 2013 at Ol Jogi Conservancy.

Global Russian Federation moves to isolate itself from global internet
Author: 0 Russian Federation moves to isolate itself from global internet

The test would ensure all data passing between the country's citizens and organisations can stay local rather than being routed internationally. A date for the test has not been set, but is supposed to happen before April 1, according to a law introduced previous year.

Global Militant Iran Taunts US on Revolution's 40th Birthday
Author: 0 Militant Iran Taunts US on Revolution's 40th Birthday

Some of the protesters burned USA flags. In a speech at Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) square, Rouhani said US efforts to isolate Iran would fail. U.S. After Israel bombed Iranian facilities near Damascus International Airport in broad daylight, Iranian forces fired a ground-to-ground missile towards the Israeli annexed Golan Heights.

Global Elizabeth Warren: Trump ‘May Not Even Be A Free Person’ In 2020
Author: 0 Elizabeth Warren: Trump ‘May Not Even Be A Free Person’ In 2020

The senator was introduced by New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress a year ago. Warren would be contesting against incumbent President Trump, who on one occasion called her " Pocahontas " due to her alleged Native American ancestry.

Global Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned Texas home
Author: 0 Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned Texas home

Officials said the individual had initially been asked if they were hallucinating or high. The tiger is being moved to a Texas animal sanctuary on Tuesday at an undisclosed location, Cottingham said. "She is pretty large so she doesn't look underfed", Cottingham added, in an on-air news segment. "It's a handsome animal and we want it to live a happy healthy life".

Global South Korea signs deal to pay more for United States troops
Author: 0 South Korea signs deal to pay more for United States troops

Yonhap said the United States had previously demanded 1.13 trillion won (US$1 billion) from South Korea . It's unclear whether Seoul will negotiate a longer deal for next year, or whether they will up their contribution to pay for the USA military presence again.

Global El Chapo cries after he arrives in NY
Author: 0 El Chapo cries after he arrives in NY

The trial testimony lasted almost three months and the jurors have been tasked with deciding on 10 separate counts. Convicted by a jury of eight women and four men, he could face life in a US maximum-security federal prison. In 2009, Forbes Magazine put him on its list of the world's richest people, with an estimated US$1 billion. Colombian trafficker Alex Cifuentes caused a stir by testifying that former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took a $100 million bribe from Guzman.

Global 17 killed in fire at shoddy New Delhi hotel, 4 others hurt
Author: 0 17 killed in fire at shoddy New Delhi hotel, 4 others hurt

The blaze was brought under control around 7 am. Most victims died of suffocation, Fire Chief Officer G.C. Mishra said. "A 43-year-old woman suffered 45 per cent burn injuries", he told reporters, adding that 13 of the bodies had been taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, two to Lady Hardinge Hospital and one to BLK Hospital.

Global Venezuela shifts oil ventures' accounts to Russia's Gazprombank - document, sources
Author: 0 Venezuela shifts oil ventures' accounts to Russia's Gazprombank - document, sources

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro led military exercises on Sunday, pledging to strengthen the country's anti-aircraft defensive system. Somewhat dodging the question about when the "free and fair" elections - so craved by some foreign states and others who believe Nicholas Maduro "usurped" power amid the oppositions' boycott of last year's polls - might take place, Guaido refused to name any specific dates.

Global Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi set to be released by Thai authorities
Author: 0 Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi set to be released by Thai authorities

Araibi, who plays for the Pascoe Vale Football Club in Melbourne, fled Bahrain in 2014 after he was convicted of vandalizing a police station, despite appearing on television in a football match at the time of the alleged crime. "We are extremely grateful to the Governments of Thailand and Bahrain for taking the decision to allow Hakeem to return to Australia", Nikou said. Again, had 25-year-old al-Araibi not been a footballer, his plight likely wouldn't have evoked much of a reaction ...

Global Rep. Ilhan Omar 'Unequivocally' Apologizes For Tweeting Anti-Semitic Tropes
Author: 0 Rep. Ilhan Omar 'Unequivocally' Apologizes For Tweeting Anti-Semitic Tropes

Omar-but their words are empty unless Dem leaders remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee", Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the second-ranking House Republican, said on Twitter . "Let's all be especially careful about what we say in the fact that, you know, what I, for example, as a northeastern white man might consider legitimate discourse may be heard differently by African-Americans", said Himes.

Global Iran Marks 40th Anniversary of Revolution
Author: 0 Iran Marks 40th Anniversary of Revolution

In a speech at Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) square, Rouhani said USA efforts to isolate Iran would fail. State TV showed large crowds defying frigid weather and carrying Iranian flags while chanting "Death to Israel, Death to America", trademark chants of the revolution.

Global Snow and Ice On the Way for Greater Danbury + Hudson Valley
Author: 0 Snow and Ice On the Way for Greater Danbury + Hudson Valley

Low pressure passes over the area Tuesday with a scattered icy mix of precipitation. More than 120 people were rescued on Thursday from a Sierra Nevada, California, resort after being trapped by snow for five days. Another round of winter weather is on the way for Greater Danbury and the Hudson Valley with snow and some mixed precipitation. High minus 11. Wind chill minus 27 in the morning and minus 21 in the afternoon.

Global Beto vs. Trump: Dueling rallies along the US-Mexico border
Author: 0 Beto vs. Trump: Dueling rallies along the US-Mexico border

In January, O'Rourke said that walls on the border "ensure death". "If you could snap your fingers and make El Paso's border wall disappear, would you?" According to Federal Bureau of Investigation crime data, the city had the third lowest violent crime rate among 35 US cities with a population over 500,000 in 2005, 2006 and 2007 - before construction of a 57-mile-long fence started in mid-2008.

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Author: 0 "I'm not going anywhere": Ralph Northam strikes defiant pose to Gayle King

Near the beginning of the CBS interview excerpt in an exchange with King, Northam notes that this year is the 400th anniversary of the first " indentured servants from Africa" arriving in Virginia . Aside from Herring, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax (D-Va.) is also facing a scandal of his own. Embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is blaming his white privilege on recent accusations of racism.

Global Trump announces summit with Kim will take place in Hanoi
Author: 0 Trump announces summit with Kim will take place in Hanoi

But for liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is eager to push ahead with ambitious plans for engagement with North Korea , a breakthrough in Vietnam is crucial. "The South Korean government will steadily and wisely make progress for the Korean Peninsula peace process with support from the global community, including the US, China, Japan and Russian Federation", he said.

Global Modi faces black flag protest on second consecutive day in Guwahati
Author: 0 Modi faces black flag protest on second consecutive day in Guwahati

Then, he will lay the foundation stone for setting up a new terminal of Bharat Petroleum Corp. The protest demonstrations were staged in 13 districts by leaders and workers of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Congress, Left parties, student groups and mass organisations fighting for the special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

Global Life Sentence For Toronto Serial Killer Bruce McArthur
Author: 0 Life Sentence For Toronto Serial Killer Bruce McArthur

The prosecution had argued that 50 years is a measured number and would confirm for the families that they will never have to relive this again through a parole hearing. Many in the LGBTQ community say it's a slap in the face, a failure to send a clear signal that their lives matter. She said the punishment failed to either fit the crime or soothe the wounds of the community impacted by the men's deaths.

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