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Boeing didn't tell airlines that safety alert wasn't on

Boeing didn't tell airlines that safety alert wasn't on The US planemaker has been trying for weeks to dispel suggestions that it made airlines pay for safety features after it emerged that an alert created to show discrepancies in Angle of Attack (AOA) readings from two sensors was optional on the 737 Max. [Full Article...]

Reuters journalists freed from Burmese jail

Reuters journalists freed from Burmese jail The two men were found guilty of violating the Official Secrets Act last September by a district court and sentenced to seven years in prison. Swamped by media and well-wishers as they walked through the gates of Insein Prison, on the outskirts of Yangon , a grinning Wa Lone gave a thumbs up and said he was grateful for the global efforts to secure their freedom. [Full Article...]

Britain ‘will have to take part’ in European Parliament elections - minister

Britain ‘will have to take part’ in European Parliament elections - minister May negotiated a withdrawal agreement with Brussels a year ago but British MPs repeatedly voted it down, with large numbers of her own Conservative backbenchers joining the opposition in opposing it. I actually think she's jeopardised the negotiations for her own personal protection". 'The new date we have is 31 October. Liberal Democrat former Cabinet minister Sir Ed Davey said voters who wan... [Full Article...]

CM Patnaik announces food, monetary aid for people affected by cyclone Fani

CM Patnaik announces food, monetary aid for people affected by cyclone Fani India's Meteorological Department described Cyclone Fani as "extremely severe". Sufficient stocks of diesel and other fuels are available in Odisha, said the statement, adding the state also sought supply of storage water tanks. "All are cyclone related", he said. The cyclone season in the Bay of Bengal can last from April to December, and some storms can be deadly. This time, as cyc... [Full Article...]

Trump's tax legal fight

Trump's tax legal fight Lloyd DoggettHouse Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) "has no choice but to subpoena Trump's personal and business tax returns and, if the stonewalling continues, hold Secretary Mnuchin in contempt of Congress for illegally shielding the returns", the groups said . [Full Article...]

UK PM May looking at second Brexit vote options if talks fail

UK PM May looking at second Brexit vote options if talks fail The government has resumed talks with Labour to try and break the deadlock in Parliament over the terms of withdrawing from the EU. The British government on Tuesday acknowledged for the first time that the country will definitely take part in the European Parliament elections this month because there's no chance that a Brexit deal can be approved in time to avoid them. [Full Article...]

Colorado Police: 7 People Injured in Shooting at K-12 Charter School

Colorado Police: 7 People Injured in Shooting at K-12 Charter School Two suspects are reportedly in custody. Police say that seven people are believed to have been injured in a school shooting south of Denver, Colo. on Tuesday. The number of victims is not yet known. Police are now searching the grounds and clearing buildings on the school campus and have been slowly releasing students from rooms and other areas and removing them from the campus. [Full Article...]

Palace 'caught by surprise' by arrival of royal baby

Palace 'caught by surprise' by arrival of royal baby It's been the most wonderful experience I could ever have possibly imagined. "3 oz", the palace said. Shortly after arriving in Berlin with the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles said: "We couldn't be more delighted at the news and we're looking forward to meeting the baby when we return". [Full Article...]

Markets fall after Trump threatens to hike China tariffs

Markets fall after Trump threatens to hike China tariffs China has answered each of these moves with its own set of tariffs. Markets opened sharply lower after Trump said via Twitter that he planned to raise tariffs on imports from China to 25 per cent from 10 per cent. These could grow with more, and higher tariffs. Trump has based his trade policies on the opposite assumptions. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell put the brakes on interest-... [Full Article...]

Turkey's largest mosque to open in Istanbul

Turkey's largest mosque to open in Istanbul In a major setback to Erdogan's 16-year rule, the opposition took control of local governments in the capital of Ankara and Istanbul, ending the ruling party's decades-long control of both cities. "This is damaging for Turkey's perception as a democracy and will leave Turkey's economy vulnerable, given risks to macro financial stability in the period to July", said Timothy Ash of Blue Bay Asse... [Full Article...]

Trump would face obstruction charges if he wasn't president, prosecutors say

Almost 400 former federal prosecutors have signed on to a statement concluding that President Trump would be facing obstruction of justice charges were he not in the White House. Weld is making a bid to challenge Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. "Despite being advised by then-White House Counsel Don McGahn that he could face legal jeopardy for doing so, Trump directed McG... [Full Article...]

Biden expects Trump attacks on him and family

Biden expects Trump attacks on him and family Lee , how much more fodder can you give your Democratic primary opponents? "Joe voted for the deregulation of Wall Street, I voted against that", the senator recounted, after first noting that he considers Biden "a good friend" and was not there to "attack him". [Full Article...]

United States attorney general faces contempt vote over Mueller report

United States attorney general faces contempt vote over Mueller report The Justice Department has made a less redacted version available for House and Senate leaders and some committee heads, but the Democrats have said that is not enough and have so far declined to read it. The report concluded that "the evidence was not sufficient to support criminal charges" related to the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian Federation but left Congress to decide whether to ini... [Full Article...]

Israel Comes to a Standstill on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Israel Comes to a Standstill on Holocaust Remembrance Day The sombre day is also marked by ceremonies and memorials at schools and community centres. The annual remembrance is one of the most solemn on Israel's calendar. An apology by the newspaper has been dismissed by Israel's United Nations ambassador Danny Danon who said such images can incite violence against Jews. [Full Article...]

USA tightens sanctions on Iran's N-program

USA tightens sanctions on Iran's N-program Revoking that would have allowed Iran to say it deserved the right to enrich uranium. The work includes modifications to ensure that the Arak reactor produces less plutonium, the Fordow nuclear site is converted into a research facility, and Iran continues to receive fuel for the Bushehr nuclear energy facility. [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen reports to federal prison to serve sentence

Michael Cohen reports to federal prison to serve sentence He is expected to stay at the prison's minimum security camp. At Cohen's sentencing last December, his lawyer requested that he be placed at Otisville, which Forbes once ranked as one of " America's 10 Cushiest Prisons ". Inmates are still doing time and they're still separated from their families and friends. "There's no free time to work on your book, or whatever", said former Otisville em... [Full Article...]

Boeing Hushed Info About Safety Alert Problems With 737 MAX for YEAR

Boeing revisited the issue in December 2018 by convening a Safety Review Board (SRB) to determine for the second time whether the absence of the AOA Disagree alert would amount to a safety issue, according to the company. The sensors malfunctioned during an October flight in Indonesia and another in March in Ethiopia, causing software on the plane to push the nose down. [Full Article...]

Markets swoon after Trump threatens to hike China tariffs

Markets swoon after Trump threatens to hike China tariffs World markets swooned Monday after US President Donald Trump threatened to increase tariffs on imports from China at a time when investors were expecting trade tensions to subside. For that reason , if he wants to convince the Chinese he's for real, he'll actually have to impose them for real. Auto parts supplier Martinrea International fell 2.4 per cent, while construction and engineering fi... [Full Article...]

Her stepfather claims kidnappers knocked him out and abducted her.

Her stepfather claims kidnappers knocked him out and abducted her. Police said they were able to look at the license plate of the vehicle that Vence was driving, which belonged to Maleah's mother. Darion Vence says that his stepdaughter, Maleah Davis , was taken by three unknown males in north Houston on Friday night. [Full Article...]

Bawumia prays for a blessed month as Muslims begin Ramadan

Bawumia prays for a blessed month as Muslims begin Ramadan As one of the five pillars of Islam, fasting is obligatory for all healthy Muslims - a test of patience and endurance whilst refraining from eating and drinking from dawn till sun-set. Eid is not a public holiday in the United Kingdom, however it is in many Muslim countries around the world. This picture taken on May 3, 2019 shows Indonesians carrying baskets of food on their heads as part of ... [Full Article...]


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