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Barr forms team to review FBI's actions in Trump probe

Barr forms team to review FBI's actions in Trump probe Ever since Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Congress last month disclosing the "principle conclusions" of the Mueller report , numerous Trump administration's critics have grown increasingly suspicious that Barr is working to protect the president from that report's findings. [Full Article...]

Three US troops, 1 contractor killed in Afghanistan IED blast, Pentagon says

Three US troops, 1 contractor killed in Afghanistan IED blast, Pentagon says Prior to Monday's attack, there had been a total of four American troops killed in Afghanistan in 2019: Sgt. Cameron Meddock, Staff Sgt. Joshua Z. Beale, Spc. The US has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, where they primarily advise Afghan forces battling the Taliban and the local ISIS affiliate. 13 were killed previous year. [Full Article...]

Iran's Khamenei Calls US Blacklisting of Guards a 'Vicious Move'

Iran's Khamenei Calls US Blacklisting of Guards a 'Vicious Move' Iran's lawmakers showed up to work today wearing full military uniforms in defiance of the United States after the White House made a decision to designate the country's elite fighting force as a foreign terrorist organization. The Guards' overseas Quds forces have fought Iran's proxy wars in the region. Saudi Arabia, Iran's arch regional rival and a Washington ally, welcomed the US action on Tu... [Full Article...]

Debris found in Pacific Ocean after Japanese F-35 fighter jet crashes

Debris found in Pacific Ocean after Japanese F-35 fighter jet crashes Japan began deploying F-35As, costing over 10 billion yen ($90 million) each, in January past year to replace the aging F-4 fighter jet, and an F-35A squadron with 80 personnel was formed just last month at the Misawa base. The Japanese F-35 fighter jet missing in the Pacific could be a major security headache for the USA if Russian Federation or China locate the state-of-the-art fighter jet fir... [Full Article...]

Endangered Animals Evacuated from Gaza Zoo

Endangered Animals Evacuated from Gaza Zoo Amir Khalil, a veterinarian with the worldwide animal welfare charity "Four Paws" walks in front of cages containing animals at a zoo in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, during the evacuation by the organisation of animals from the Palestinian enclave to relocate to sanctuaries in Jordan , on April 7, 2019. [Full Article...]

Trump Threatens More Tariffs Against European Union

Trump Threatens More Tariffs Against European Union The U.S. trade representative said Monday that the World Trade Organization repeatedly has found that EU subsidies to the European aircraft maker have caused "adverse effects" to the U.S. Airbus said it saw no legal basis for the USA move and warned of deepening transatlantic trade tensions . "All this is leading to unnecessary trade tensions and shows the only reasonable solution in this lon... [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez's Shucking and Jiving Causes Serious Backlash Among Minorities

Ocasio-Cortez's Shucking and Jiving Causes Serious Backlash Among Minorities While claiming that it was a Bronx thing, rather than an accent, she said that's how she talks and acts all the time . "Code-switching is a tool communities learn when they're told their voice, appearance and mannerisms are "unprofessional". [Full Article...]

Barr faces Congress for first time since end of Mueller investigation

Barr faces Congress for first time since end of Mueller investigation I think it would strike a serious blow to our system, and yes, to our democracy, if that report is not fully seen. The redactions will cover things that were revealed to the grand jury, things pertinent to ongoing investigations, things that might reveal intelligence sources and methods, and things related to people who were investigated but won't be prosecuted. [Full Article...]

Wall Street analysts cut 737 MAX delivery forecast

Wall Street analysts cut 737 MAX delivery forecast The ongoing disruption in air travel comes as Boeing apologized last week for the fatal crashes of two MAX 8 aircraft in recent months-last month's Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Indonesia's Lion Air Flight 610 in October-which together killed almost 350 people. [Full Article...]

PM Modi condemns Dantewada attack, says ‘Sacrifices won’t go in vain’

PM Modi condemns Dantewada attack, says ‘Sacrifices won’t go in vain’ Taking to Twitter, Modi said, "Strongly condemn the Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh ". Improvised explosive devices were reportedly used to target Bijapur MLA Bheema Mandavi's convoy. "The sacrifices of these martyrs will not go in vain", Modi tweeted. In the Chhattisgarh Assembly election a year ago, Mandavi had won the reserved constituency of Dantewada by defeating Congress' Devti Karma. [Full Article...]

Modi-led alliance closes in on majority, survey shows ahead of vote

Modi-led alliance closes in on majority, survey shows ahead of vote Groups of Hindu nationalists are increasingly carrying out attacks against Muslims to protect revered cattle - known as "cow vigilante mobs" - killing 24 people since 2010. "Can your first vote be in the name of the martyrs who lost their lives in Pulwama", he said in a special appeal to first-time voters. "Nationalism is our inspiration, economic development of the poor and backward sections ou... [Full Article...]

Air strike halts Tripoli flights as thousands flee Libya clashes

Air strike halts Tripoli flights as thousands flee Libya clashes At least 2,800 people have been displaced since Gen Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army launched an assault on Tripoli last week. Meanwhile, fighting was underway Monday at Tripoli's former global airport, some 24 kilometers (15 miles) south of the city. [Full Article...]

Grassley warns administration against dismissing more immigration officials

Grassley warns administration against dismissing more immigration officials Grassley (R-Iowa) said he was "very, very concerned" regarding reports that Cissna could be next in a series of rapid-fire DHS dismissals that began late last week when the White House suddenly pulled the nomination of Ronald Vitiello , who had been tapped as director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. [Full Article...]

American Woman And Her Driver Freed From Kidnappers, Ugandan Police Say

American Woman And Her Driver Freed From Kidnappers, Ugandan Police Say Endicott, 56, is pictured on Monday before being flown via helicopter to the capital in Kampala where she will be debriefed by the embassy before flying home. United States president Donald Trump has demanded a speedy investigation and justice for American tourist and her guide who were released on Sunday after they were held for six days by unknown kidnappers. [Full Article...]

Fury as 'European Union' wording removed from British passports

Fury as 'European Union' wording removed from British passports It emerged last week that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural... Britons have expressed mixed feelings about the new design, with some shocked that the change has been made before Brexit. It removed the two words from passport covers issued this week on the working assumption that Brexit day would have been 29 March. At present, Britain's exit date is April 12, although European Uni... [Full Article...]

Family's shock at finding secret camera in Airbnb apartment

Family's shock at finding secret camera in Airbnb apartment Barker also contacted Airbnb, but felt ignored. She said Airbnb had then got back in touch to offer a refund and said it would investigate the listing and host. 'The safety and privacy of our community - both online and offline - is our priority. "We just found a camera hidden in a smoke alarm case in the private living room of a listing". [Full Article...]

U.S. service members and 1 contractor killed in Afghanistan

A bomber targeted a convoy carrying foreign troops outside Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Monday, two Afghan officials said, after the Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide blast. He told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on March 27 that USA officials are trying to convince all parties, including Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his government, to reach a reconciliation. [Full Article...]

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns He said in a statement, however, that she should not serve as a scapegoat, blasting Trump for "terrible and cruel policies". Uhhh... WTF?! Blocking immigrants from claiming ASYLUM? She announced on her Twitter account: "To the courageous and dedicated men and women of the DHS [Department of Homeland Security], I submitted my resignation to the President this evening". [Full Article...]

Trump sees tight race between 'two good people' for Israel PM

Trump sees tight race between 'two good people' for Israel PM South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says he wants the United States to enter into a mutual defense agreement with Israel to tell the world that "an attack against Israel would be considered an attack against the United States". But he's facing major opposition from his former army chief of staff, Benny Gantz. "Understand", she wrote, "when Jeanine Pirro goes on Fox [and] rallies people to think... [Full Article...]

Osinbajo attends 25th National commemoration of Rwandan genocide

Osinbajo attends 25th National commemoration of Rwandan genocide The Latest on the commemorations to mark the start of Rwanda's genocide 25 years ago. French president Emmanuel Macron did not attend, but expressed his "solidarity with the Rwandan people and his compassion to the victims and their families" in a statement on Sunday. [Full Article...]


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