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Wanted Briton arrested after 'trying to flee Australia on jet ski'

Wanted Briton arrested after 'trying to flee Australia on jet ski' The action movie-style escape began in Queensland , after locals alerted police that the suspect had been seen launching the jet ski from Punsand Bay, on the northern tip of mainland Australia . "We wouldn't have gone to this sort of effort if they weren't significant charges", he said. He is expected to be taken to Western Australia . The jet ski was towed to Saibai Island . [Full Article...]

Senate Shuns Green New Deal, Making Climate a Wedge Issue

Senate Shuns Green New Deal, Making Climate a Wedge Issue Democrats called the GOP's move a " sham " and said it carries its own political risk by mocking an issue - climate change - that a growing number of Americans care deeply about. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell had meant to crack Democratic unity by forcing an early vote, making middle-ground representatives declare their intentions. [Full Article...]

Algerian army chief says ailing President Bouteflika is unfit for office

Algerian army chief says ailing President Bouteflika is unfit for office Gaid Salah, speaking on Tuesday, praised the maturity of Algerians and their peaceful protests. The article has to be unanimously invoked by 12 members of the Constitutional Council. A key part of his role as leader of the upper house includes being the government figure who "represents" the head of state during official visits by foreign dignitaries. [Full Article...]

USA lawmakers clash while awaiting a briefing on Mueller report

USA lawmakers clash while awaiting a briefing on Mueller report When BuzzFeed reported on January 17, 2019 that Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen told investigators that the president had instructed him to lie to Congress, former CBS news anchor Dan Rather tweeted that the bombshell, if true, was "a political earthquake" and concluded that "the walls do appear to be closing in" around Trump. [Full Article...]

Facebook smashes Iranian manipulation campaign targeting Israel, others

Facebook smashes Iranian manipulation campaign targeting Israel, others These sought to influence sentiment related to Ukrainian news and politics, the situation in Crimea and corruption. Gleicher said Facebook - which has made similar moves in recent months - was making progress in rooting out fake accounts but noted that "it's an ongoing challenge because the people responsible are determined and well-funded". [Full Article...]

United States ignoring global law on Golan Heights: Turkey

United States ignoring global law on Golan Heights: Turkey He is certain that in the foreseeable future the European Union countries, which have already declared their refusal to recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory are "unlikely to change their mind". Even U.S. allies Canada and Turkey expressed opposition. While Iran said Mr Trump's decision was against global law, the Lebanese foreign ministry added that Mr Trump's move "undermines any ... [Full Article...]

Chinese Student Kidnapped by Masked Men in Toronto

Chinese Student Kidnapped by Masked Men in Toronto Recordings of OPP police radio traffic posted to YouTube Tuesday evening suggest Lu had escaped his captors, who had kept the exchange student bound and hooded since he was kidnapped 6 p.m. Lu studies business administration at Yorkville University, reported the CBC. Police said they are searching for three other suspects involved in the alleged kidnapping. [Full Article...]

India shoots down satellite, declares itself a space power

India shoots down satellite, declares itself a space power In the 1960s and early 1970s, it tested a weapon that could be launched in orbit, approach enemy satellites and destroy them with an explosive charge, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit research and advocacy organisation. [Full Article...]

Flash floods in southern Iran kill at least 17, injure 74

Flash floods in southern Iran kill at least 17, injure 74 Flash floods in southern Iran have killed at least 17 people and injured 74, Iranian state TV reported on Monday. Pirhossein Koulivand, the head of Iran's emergency medical services, said the sudden flooding was triggered by heavy rains outside the city of Shiraz. [Full Article...]

Father of Sandy Hook Victim Has Taken His Own Life

Father of Sandy Hook Victim Has Taken His Own Life She was 6 years old at the time of her death. But for the survivors, the pain can never end. In the past week two survivors, Sydney Aiello and another unnamed student , took their own lives. Even if they weren't hit by bullets or didn't see shots fired, "anyone who was at that school is at risk", Kraus said, and should be screened. Trauma and loss don't just go away, you have to learn to li... [Full Article...]

Russia Says Troops Sent To Venezuela In Accordance With "Legal Norms"

Russia Says Troops Sent To Venezuela In Accordance With The State Dept says Pompeo called Russia's FM to tell him that the USA "will not stand idly by as Russian Federation exacerbates tensions in Venezuela". military presence in Europe and its involvement in "color revolutions" in former Soviet states and the Balkans. President Nicolas Maduro blamed the earlier blackout on cyber "sabotage" by his USA counterpart, Donald Trump, but former energy offi... [Full Article...]

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 experienced an engine emergency

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 experienced an engine emergency Completely disabling MCAS' control over the aircraft's stabilizers would be the only way to overcome that sensor failure in the current software version. The fixes, among other things, will stop the plane from relying on data from a single outside sensor, and temper how much the anti-stall feature would push the nose downward, the company said. [Full Article...]

European lawmakers vote to end daylight saving time in 2021

European lawmakers vote to end daylight saving time in 2021 After the initial drafts of the tightened regulations were introduced, Google even threatened to pull its news service from the continent, while YouTube boss Susan Wojcicki branded the proposed legislation "unrealistic". But opponents have called it a " link tax " that will stifle discourse on the internet and pay only big media companies, with no real benefits for journalists or news gather... [Full Article...]

Macron, Xi call for greater EU-China cooperation

Macron, Xi call for greater EU-China cooperation After Macron and Xi meet on Monday, the two will hold further talks on Tuesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the European Union executive. He arrived in France on Sunday evening where he had a private dinner with Macron in the resort town of Beaulieu-sur-Mer on the French Riviera. "Macron is not happy to see China win so many prizes in Rome, so h... [Full Article...]

Russian tourist arrested for trying to smuggle drugged orangutan out of Bali

Russian tourist arrested for trying to smuggle drugged orangutan out of Bali Andrei Zhestkov, 27, was arrested late Friday at Bali's global airport after customs officers found a 2-year-old male orangutan sleeping in a rattan basket placed in his luggage, said Ketut Catur Marbawa, an official with Bali's conservation agency. [Full Article...]

Boeing MAX 8 makes emergency landing at Orlando airport

Boeing MAX 8 makes emergency landing at Orlando airport Kenya Airways will not cancel its orders for the Boeing 737-800 Max jets that have been grounded globally after suffering two fatal crashes in five months, chairman Michael Joseph has said. Southwest began flying the planes over the weekend to the California facility to free up space at airports. "The Crew followed protocol and safely landed back at the airport". [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren doesn’t trust AG Barr’s judgement on obstruction of justice

Elizabeth Warren doesn’t trust AG Barr’s judgement on obstruction of justice He said Robert Mueller threatened to charge him with failure to register as a foreign lobbyist if he did not admit to previously lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Papadopoulos insists that he wasn't intentionally trying to hide anything, and that the discrepancy was just a mistake. Mifsud has denied talking to Papadopoulos about this. [Full Article...]

IDB bank calls off annual meeting next week in China

IDB bank calls off annual meeting next week in China However, Vice President Mike Pence wrote Friday in The Miami Herald that China refused to grant an official visa to Ricardo Hausmann, the Venezuelan representative designated by opposition leader Juan Guaido. Most Western countries, including the United States, have backed Guaido as Venezuela's head of state. Speaking to reporters following the meeting, Holness said "it's absolutely important ... [Full Article...]

Call for EU veto as Germany eyes Italy's China deal warily

Call for EU veto as Germany eyes Italy's China deal warily He will meet with Prince Albert II and discuss economic and environmental issues. The deal includes Beijing's €7 billion investment in the strategic Italian ports of Genoa and Trieste. Beijing has marketed the initiative as a way to give some of the world's neediest countries a leg up, helping them gain access to more trade and investment. [Full Article...]

Trump admin says entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down

Trump admin says entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down It's rare for the Justice Department to decline to defend a federal law. "While the Trump Administration broadens its monstrous ambitions from destroying protections for pre-existing conditions to tearing down every last benefit and protection the Affordable Care Act provides, Democrats are fiercely defending the law of the land and protecting all Americans' health care ". [Full Article...]


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