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Hamas engineer shot dead in Malaysia, family blames Israel's Mossad

Hamas engineer shot dead in Malaysia, family blames Israel's Mossad Hamas has acknowledged that al-Batsh was a member of the organization's terrorist wing. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that he learnt from police that Fadi was "an expert in electrical engineering and (building) rockets", according to the New Straits Times . [Full Article...]

Trump lays into 'New York Times' over story questioning Michael Cohen's loyalty

Trump lays into 'New York Times' over story questioning Michael Cohen's loyalty President Donald Trump on Saturday said he doesn't expect his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to "flip" and cooperate with federal prosecutors in their investigation of Cohen's business dealings, including a payment to a porn actress to protect Trump. [Full Article...]

New York Senator To Introduce Cannabis Descheduling Legislation

New York Senator To Introduce Cannabis Descheduling Legislation Schumer said his position had "evolved" and threw his support behind more local efforts to legalize the substance that has already been legalized in some form in most of the 50 USA states. have already opted to legalize or decriminalize the cannabis plant, on the federal level, it is now categorized as a Schedule I drug. April 20, the date of Schumer's announcement , is informally cele... [Full Article...]

Governor Greitens wants criminal case thrown out

Governor Greitens wants criminal case thrown out The governor is also asking for a special prosecutor to be brought in on the case. On Tuesday, Hawley held a press conference regarding Greiten's use of a nonprofit organization donor list from The Mission Continues in St. Hawley, the attorney general, announced in March that he was investigating the Mission Continues , and subpoenaed the governor in April. They also allege that Circuit A... [Full Article...]

Arizona school employees want more education funding, plan statewide walkout next week

Arizona school employees want more education funding, plan statewide walkout next week Superintendent Camille Casteel said in the event of a walk-out, the district would "more than likely" close schools and try to notify parents and staff as soon as possible in advance. Teachers are asking for a 20 percent raise by next year, raises for school support staff , and per-pupil funding on par with the national average. [Full Article...]

The protests spread to another town in Armenia

The protests spread to another town in Armenia Some attempted to block roads in response to repeated calls by the leader of the protests, opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan to paralyse traffic. Sarksyan's appointment has drawn criticism from political opponents, who accuse him of engineering a power grab . [Full Article...]

US President Donald Trump 'Not a Target' in the Mueller Investigation

US President Donald Trump 'Not a Target' in the Mueller Investigation It was reportedly set up, in part, to quell Trump's frustrations with Rosenstein. At the same time , Rosenstein's message may have been based on a technicality. The big quote on that front has always been Trump telling Lester Holt in May 2017 that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind when he fired FBI Director James B. [Full Article...]

Syrian Army Tells ISIS to Leave or Else

Syrian Army Tells ISIS to Leave or Else Assad is accelerating his campaign to retake the remaining enclaves his forces encircle around Syria, which would leave rebels with only their two major strongholds in the northwest and southwest. Syria has been struggling to put an end to a civil war since 2011, with terrorist groups taking part in the conflict. The pro-government commander said the army had prepared for military action in the ... [Full Article...]

Senate Judiciary Committee to consider Mueller protection bill today

Senate Judiciary Committee to consider Mueller protection bill today Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the committee, said that's nice, but McConnell does not have the final say . "The president has made it clear as recently as I think three weeks ago - he has no intention of firing Mr Mueller , and he shouldn't", Stewart said. [Full Article...]

Mass evacuation in Berlin after discovery of British World War II bomb

Mass evacuation in Berlin after discovery of British World War II bomb About 10,000 people had to be evacuated in central Berlin before the 500kg bomb could be defused. The exclusion zone covers the train station, an army hospital, an art gallery and a museum as well as part of the intelligence service's new headquarters, SBS reports. [Full Article...]

Swaziland king renames country 'the Kingdom of eSwatini'

Swaziland king renames country 'the Kingdom of eSwatini' The new name "eSwatini" means the same as the old name - "place of the Swazis " - but is in the local language. In addition to the symbolic value, the king also has more practical motivations for changing the country's name. "I would like to announce that Swaziland will now revert to its original name", he said, dressed in a red and black military uniform. It gained independence peacefully ... [Full Article...]

Impeachment motion against CJI will get defeated, says AAP

Leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad , along with leaders of CPI and NCP, met Vice-President and RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu at his residence to submit the petition. So, the committee must be one where there is a judge of the Supreme Court, a Chief Justice of a High Court and a distinguished jurist. 71 signatories including 64 sitting Rajya Sabha MPs have signed the p... [Full Article...]

Palestinian man dies after being shot by Israeli army

Palestinian man dies after being shot by Israeli army Dialogue next to the AFP journalist says: "I came alone, but I don't care if I am used as a human shield". The Israeli military said that around 3,000 Palestinians were involved in the latest protest, and that its troops responded "with riot dispersal means and are firing in accordance with the rules of engagement". [Full Article...]

Netanyahu says at least six states considering moving embassies to Jerusalem

Netanyahu says at least six states considering moving embassies to Jerusalem But, President Klaus Iohannis , who's in charge of Romania's worldwide policy, " said Friday he hadn't been informed which your choice uttered "a great... Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has not officially confirmed the news. He also said that preferential treatment would be given to the first ten nations that move their embassies. [Full Article...]

Woman found dead, burned in Oklahoma wildfire

Woman found dead, burned in Oklahoma wildfire A Red Flag Warning is in effect for April 17th, from 11 am to midnight for a large portion of western Oklahoma. Amazingly, only a few new fires started in spite of the conditions. According to the Oklahoma Forestry Service, at present the 34 Complex Fire in Woodward is responsible for burning an estimated 67,776 acres and is 45 percent contained. [Full Article...]

Whaa! Some senators worry about babies on the floor

Whaa! Some senators worry about babies on the floor On Thursday she joined her mother, Illinois Democratic Sen. Duckworth and her colleagues had pushed for flexibility so that members of the upper chamber - particularly women - who have children while in office can remain close to them while they're infants . [Full Article...]

UN Team Fired Upon in Syria While Visiting Suspected Chemical Sites

UN Team Fired Upon in Syria While Visiting Suspected Chemical Sites This should allow the fact-finding mission to deploy to those locations "at the earliest possible time and based on lessons learned during the advance security visit". The Syrian state news agency SANA earlier reported that the worldwide experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had entered Douma to begin their investigation of whether chemical agents wer... [Full Article...]

Jordyn Wieber files lawsuit against Nassar, MSU, USA Gymnastics

Jordyn Wieber files lawsuit against Nassar, MSU, USA Gymnastics At Wednesday's hearing, both Wieber and Dantzscher relayed to lawmakers stories they'd previously shared in the courtroom during Nassar's sentencing hearing on criminal sexual conduct charges in January. "USA Gymnastics is committed to doing everything it can to prevent abuse from happening again by making bold decisions and holding ourselves to the highest standards of care", the statement said. [Full Article...]

Reed, Whitehouse To Oppose Pompeo Nomination

Reed, Whitehouse To Oppose Pompeo Nomination Paul has adamantly refused to support Trump's nominee due to his objections to some of Pompeo's foreign policy positions. The president recalled that Paul " voted for health care" when he was inclined to oppose it. In a sign of deep worry about secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo's confirmation prospects, President Trump and other Republicans launched a concerted messaging blitz against ... [Full Article...]

Senate confirms James Bridenstine as next NASA administrator

Senate confirms James Bridenstine as next NASA administrator The party-line vote for a NASA administrator is unprecedented, as past administrators have been confirmed by the Senate with little or no dissent. " NASA is an organization that needs to be led by a space professional", Rubio said before the confirmation vote Thursday afternoon. [Full Article...]


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