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Russia confirms its military personnel arrived in Venezuela

Russia confirms its military personnel arrived in Venezuela In 2017, US President Donald Trump said the "military option" was on the table regarding Venezuela, prompting a strong backlash from regional leaders wary of US troops being deployed to Latin American soil. Looting in the western state of Zulia destroyed hundreds of businesses. Junior Veliz, an unemployed man standing outside a Caracas hospital, told AFP that his newborn daughter "died because (th... [Full Article...]

Trump tells Russian Federation to get its troops out of Venezuela

Trump tells Russian Federation to get its troops out of Venezuela Russian Federation has always been an ally of Venezuela, lending the South American nation billions of dollars and backing its oil industry and military. "But let me tell you that there is light, and the light is here". "I think this is going to be worse than the first blackout", said Julio Barrios, 60, an accountant who was looking for open stores to buy food or ice. [Full Article...]

More than 4 million sign Brexit petition to revoke article 50

More than 4 million sign Brexit petition to revoke article 50 The prime minister has found her authority weakened after a series of setbacks in Parliament and her inability to win meaningful concessions from European Union leaders who refuse to sweeten the Brexit deal. With May humiliated and weakened, ministers publicly downplayed any immediate threat to her leadership, insisting she is still in control and the best option is for parliament to ratify he... [Full Article...]

Trump signs order recognizing Golan Heights as part of Israel

Trump signs order recognizing Golan Heights as part of Israel In 1981, Israel formally annexed the territory in a move unanimously rejected at the time by the UN Security Council. Islamabad joins other countries in expressing "outrage" over the United States move to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and warns of a ripple effect that it will have on the region and the world, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Missile test launches another war of words between govt, opposition

Missile test launches another war of words between govt, opposition The country is now developing a plan to launch a manned space mission in 2022. Space should be a place where we can conduct business. Pankaj Pachauri, a prominent TV anchor, said it was "a misuse of India's great defence capabilities for electoral/political gains". [Full Article...]

Sandy Hook father found dead graduated from Sabino, UA

Sandy Hook father found dead graduated from Sabino, UA Richman was the father of first-grader Avielle Richman . Hunschofsky said that while there is concern the two suicides could lead to more, it is more risky not to discuss what happened. Richman's apparent suicide reminds us that trauma can affect communities in a big way. "I don't want to speculate as to why Jeremy took his life, except to say none of us can fathom the enormity of loss he c... [Full Article...]

Ethiopian official says plane crash report due this week

Ethiopian official says plane crash report due this week Southwest Flight 8701 returned to Orlando International Airport just before 3 p.m. ET (1900 GMT) after pilots reported a performance issue with one of the engines, the airline said . The plane was only carrying two passengers - the pilot and the co-pilot. He will also say that the 737 Max will return to service "only when the FAA's analysis of the facts and technical data indicate that it i... [Full Article...]

New Zealand Prime Minister Announces Formal Probe Into Christchurch Attack

New Zealand Prime Minister Announces Formal Probe Into Christchurch Attack The building lit up with an image of Ardern hugging a New Zealander in the aftermath of the attack, alongside the message "peace". There were fears that Beijing had postponed the trip amid strained relations after New Zealand's intelligence agency last November halted plans for Chinese-owned Huawei to participate in a proposed 5G network, citing "significant security risks". [Full Article...]

Venezuela hit by another power outage, Maduro blames sabotage

Venezuela hit by another power outage, Maduro blames sabotage Meanwhile, the US government warned Russian Federation that the reported dispatch of military personnel to Venezuela was increasing tensions there. Earlier it was reported that two Russian cargo planes arrived in Caracas, bringing military-technical experts and cargo. [Full Article...]

Acting Pentagon Chief Pat Shanahan Authorizes $1B for Border Wall

Acting Pentagon Chief Pat Shanahan Authorizes $1B for Border Wall Frustrated by Congress's refusal to provide the budget he wanted, Trump declared a national emergency last month. On Tuesday, Shanahan spoke before Congress , telling the House Armed Services Committee that the transfer of funds would not affect the military readiness of the US, saying, "I appreciate the inherent intra-government complexities of the southwest border situation". [Full Article...]

EU's controversial copyright directive will now become law after approval

EU's controversial copyright directive will now become law after approval The EU says it was acting on behalf of artists, record labels, and news publishers to secure better remuneration, but it isn't hard to see how the law would curtail free speech. A parliament report in favor of ending the practice of adjusting clocks twice a year stated that studies link the practice to cardiovascular disease and weakened immune systems because they interrupt biological clocks , ... [Full Article...]

'Increased' EU-China cooperation stressed in Xi, Macron summit

'Increased' EU-China cooperation stressed in Xi, Macron summit Xi's, for his part, stressed that "a united and prosperous Europe fits in with our vision of a multipolar world". "China will always back cooperation and development with Europe, which falls in line with our multilateral values", Xi said at the Elysee on Monday. [Full Article...]

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando Under conditions similar to the Lion Air flight, three engagements over just 40 seconds, including pauses, would send the plane into an unrecoverable dive, the two people involved in the testing said. Aviation authorities across the globe grounded Boeing 737 Max aircraft following the crashes in Ethiopia and off the coast of Indonesia . The meeting was aimed a reviewing a software fix Boeing ... [Full Article...]

After Mueller, White House Pushes Investigations Of DOJ, FBI

After Mueller, White House Pushes Investigations Of DOJ, FBI Trump's emergency declaration drew unanimous opposition from congressional Democrats and opposition from some Republicans, especially in the Senate , where lawmakers objected that he was abusing presidential powers. McCabe has said he anxious investigations into Trump's Russian ties and possible obstruction of justice would be shut down. House Democrats failed in their attempt on Tuesday to ... [Full Article...]

Rivals voice suspicions as Thailand's pro-army party leads election race

Rivals voice suspicions as Thailand's pro-army party leads election race A new party, Future Forward, which was anti-junta and popular with young voters, scooped up 5.2 million votes. Thaksin, the self-exiled billionaire ex-cop turned-Thai premier, who is at the crux of Thailand's political breakdown, reached out to shocked supporters in the pro-democracy camp. [Full Article...]

Israeli Prime Minister Speaks Out Against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar At AIPAC

Israeli Prime Minister Speaks Out Against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar At AIPAC Omar hit back on Twitter, saying: "This from a man facing indictments for bribery and other crimes in three separate public corruption affairs". She supports BDS and the destruction of Israel in favor of an Arab-dominated state ("it has to be one state"), absurdly claiming Rev. [Full Article...]

Brexit in numbers: How did parliament vote on Monday?

Brexit in numbers: How did parliament vote on Monday? British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her twice-defeated Brexit deal still lacked support in Parliament but that she hopes to eventually secure enough votes to get the deal approved. British lawmakers on Monday voted in favor of an amendment which would lead to a series of indicative votes on Wednesday on "alternative ways forward" on Brexit. [Full Article...]

UK Parliament Votes on Brexit Deal Amendments

UK Parliament Votes on Brexit Deal Amendments Lawmakers are preparing to debate proposals for a series of votes on alternatives to May's deal, which could take control of the process away from the government . Her hopes of winning DUP support for the Brexit deal also suffered a setback after a phone call with Arlene Foster failed to change the unionist party's opposition to the Withdrawal Agreement . [Full Article...]

Mueller report brings moment of reckoning to US politics

Mueller report brings moment of reckoning to US politics U.S. Attorney General William Barr was expected to give Congress and the public a summary of the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller who has conducted a 22-month-long Russian Federation investigation. President Donald Trump is touting the Justice Department's summary of special counsel Robert Mueller findings , saying "it was a shame" the nation had to go through the investigation. [Full Article...]

Jets carrying dozens of Russian troops land in Venezuela

Jets carrying dozens of Russian troops land in Venezuela American economist Steve Hanke tweeted a picture purportedly showing Russian troops on the ground at the airport next to an Ilyushin IL-62M, which is used for transporting military personnel. The arrival of the planes comes three months after the two nations held joint military exercises. The cargo plane left Caracas on Sunday afternoon, according to Adsbexchange, another flight-tracking site. [Full Article...]


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