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Cruise ship in St Lucia quarantined over confirmed measles case

Cruise ship in St Lucia quarantined over confirmed measles case But as measles cases continue to surge in the United States and other areas with tourism ties to St. Lucia, residents have been bracing themselves, fearing the virus could find its way there aboard plane or boat. Merlene Fredericks-James, the island nation's chief medical officer. Everyone on board the ship is forbidden from disembarking by authority of St. Lucia's health officials under their... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom defence secretary dismissed over Huawei leak

United Kingdom defence secretary dismissed over Huawei leak Britain's already splintered government was rocked by the scandal last month over who leaked news that May was to let Huawei develop Britain's 5G network. Lidington said it was for police, not ministers, to decide whether a criminal offence had been committed. May raised eyebrows when she appointed Williamson to the key defense job in November 2017 after previous incumbent Michael Fallon resig... [Full Article...]

Canadian sentenced to death in China

Canadian sentenced to death in China The court said that Fan Wei, the second Canadian to be sentenced to death this year, was among the ringleaders in a drug operation that manufactured and sold almost 64kg (141lb) of methamphetamine and 366g (13oz) of dimethylamphetamine, another stimulant, in 2012. [Full Article...]

Trump Family Files Lawsuits To Block Subpoena Response In Ongoing Financial Probe

Trump Family Files Lawsuits To Block Subpoena Response In Ongoing Financial Probe It asserted that demands for records by Democrat-controlled House committees have no legitimate or lawful objective. According to a report from The New York Times , the "reams" of records in possession of the German lender include internal corporate documents, parts of Trump's personal and business tax returns as well as a detailed breakdown of the value of his assets. [Full Article...]

Japanese Emperor Akihito Abdicates the Throne, Ending His 30-Year Reign

Japanese Emperor Akihito Abdicates the Throne, Ending His 30-Year Reign Moon sent the letter as the former emperor relinquished his crown to his son Crown Prince Naruhito . But Akihito's dedication in reaching out to the people, especially those suffering or less fortunate, made him more popular than any politician. [Full Article...]

Erdogan says F-35 project would collapse without Turkey

Erdogan says F-35 project would collapse without Turkey The Turkish leader blasted the United States for applying " injustice and pressure " against Turkey and its beleaguered deal to buy the F-35. The US has been in a feud with Turkey over the latter's purchase of Russian S-400 air defence system. [Full Article...]

Theresa May sets deadline for Brexit compromise talks with Labour

Theresa May sets deadline for Brexit compromise talks with Labour A Labour source told Reuters that Tuesday's meeting of the party's NEC was not likely to agree something beyond the current stance, which would mean Labour would not hold another vote if it secured its Brexit plan. The policy was decided in a five hour meeting of Labour's ruling body - the National Executive Committee. They added: "The NEC agreed the manifesto which will be fully in line with La... [Full Article...]

Student slain in UNC Charlotte shooting was 'hero' who 'saved lives'

Student slain in UNC Charlotte shooting was 'hero' who 'saved lives' Two people died and another four were wounded, three critically, after a shooting at the University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus on Tuesday. "You're either going to run, you're going to hide and shield, or you're going to take the fight to the assailant", Putney said. They said he used a legally purchased handgun and was carrying a large amount of ammunition. [Full Article...]

Thai king names his consort queen days before coronation

Thai king names his consort queen days before coronation She reportedly is 40-years-old and has previously worked as a flight attendant for Thai Airways International. The two reportedly met on a flight. Vajiralongkorn and his bride will take part in a lavish $31 million coronation ceremony on Saturday, with some 150,000 people expected to attend the public ceremony at the Sanam Luang public square in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok . [Full Article...]

Jawans killed in a deadly maoist attack in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra

Jawans killed in a deadly maoist attack in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra The 15 policemen killed were attached to the C- 60 force of Maharashtra's Gadchiroli police, the district police have confirmed. "We condemn the brutal terror attack on our jawans in Maharashtra". "We are providing all assistance needed by the state government", he said in a Twitter post. Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressed his deepest condolences with the families of those killed ... [Full Article...]

Barr Makes Clear He’s Pushing Ahead in Thorough Investigation of the Investigators

Barr Makes Clear He’s Pushing Ahead in Thorough Investigation of the Investigators Barr told Congress in the description that Mueller concluded that no American colluded with Russians to influence the 2016 election , but that Mueller deferred to Barr to decide whether Trump or his aides obstructed justice. Democrats said he was terrified of facing the skilled interrogator they had arranged and was giving excuses. Democrats control the House of Representatives, which would star... [Full Article...]

Labour under fire in Wales over Brexit 'fudge'

Labour under fire in Wales over Brexit 'fudge' Labour pledged at its conference past year that it would back a second referendum only in the event that the country was heading for a no-deal Brexit or to prevent what it called a "damaging Tory (Conservative) Brexit ". The policy was decided in a five hour meeting of Labour's ruling body - the National Executive Committee. These include the Independent Group/Change UK, which was formed a... [Full Article...]

Maduro and Guaido speak after chaos in Caracas

Maduro and Guaido speak after chaos in Caracas Russian Federation rejected that allegation on Wednesday, with foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova calling it "fake news". Venezuela was rocked by violent clashes on Tuesday between opposition protesters and security forces loyal to Maduro. [Full Article...]

Gavin Williamson sacked as Defence Secretary following leak inquiry

Gavin Williamson sacked as Defence Secretary following leak inquiry Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson said: "If he has leaked from the National Security Council, Gavin Williamson should be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act". You undertook to do so. Informing Mr Williamson of his dismissal, Mrs May said she was "concerned" at the manner in which he had engaged with Sir Mark's inquiry. [Full Article...]

Trump Wants to Charge Migrants to Apply for Asylum

Trump Wants to Charge Migrants to Apply for Asylum Children are carried on the shoulders of Central American migrants heading to the USA along the road between Metapa and Tapachula, Mexico, on April 12. - Traveling through Mexico has become even more hard for migrants due to tighter immigration rules and a local population reluctant to give them shelter or support as they move toward the United States to try to improve their lives. [Full Article...]

Iran's top commander says no intention to close Strait of Hormuz

Iran's top commander says no intention to close Strait of Hormuz It threatened the buyers of Iranian oil with sanctions if they fail to stop their purchases by May 1, in a move that quickly sent global crude prices to their highest levels since last November. The Iranian statement was in response to the United States announcing last week that it will not extend waivers to countries over importing Iranian oil as part of its goal to exert maximum pressure on Teh... [Full Article...]

Beijing defends Huawei amid row over role in UK's 5G network

Beijing defends Huawei amid row over role in UK's 5G network As a result, the think tank concludes that it is "high to certain that Huawei acts on behalf of China 's intelligence organs". The United States appears to be getting desperate in its attempts to combat Huawei's global expansion on the wireless front, having resorted to old-school threat as part of its latest strategy shift meant to communicate a single message to its allies - don't use Chinese... [Full Article...]

Major Victory for India, Masood Azhar declared global terrorist by UNSC

Major Victory for India, Masood Azhar declared global terrorist by UNSC China had blocked Masood Azhar's listing as a global terrorist by the UN. There had been sustained global pressure on China, particularly from the USA, to remove its objection to Azhar's listing. The year 2017 saw the USA, the United Kingdom and France moving the proposal but China blocked the move again. "Given the global sentiment on terrorism, there was a feeling that China was getting i... [Full Article...]

Indians vote in 4th phase of mammoth national election

Indians vote in 4th phase of mammoth national election Multiple incidents were reported from Asansol , where even the sitting MP and Union Minister Babul Supriyo's vehicle was vandalised. An FIR was registered against Supriyo for allegedly getting into an argument with polling officials , an election official said. [Full Article...]

Govt asks Rahul Gandhi to clarify his citizenship; Oppn hits back

Govt asks Rahul Gandhi to clarify his citizenship; Oppn hits back The Congress on Tuesday hit back at the Narendra Modi government over questions being raised about its party president Rahul Gandhi's citizenship, calling it a malicious propaganda and diversionary tactic employed in the middle of election season. [Full Article...]


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