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Yemen government blasts rebel 'deception' over port pullout

Yemen government blasts rebel 'deception' over port pullout Yemen s government on Sunday accused rebels of a "policy of deception" after they announced a pullout from a string of Red Sea ports in a long-delayed move agreed under a ceasefire deal past year. More agreed withdrawals were due to take place yesterday and today, opening up access to two more ports. The UN has said that a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in dire need of food, including 8.4 mill... [Full Article...]

Trump Just Issued a Warning to President Xi on Trade

Trump Just Issued a Warning to President Xi on Trade Congressman Warren Davidson sought to impose sanctions on China on Sunday for walking away from good faith negotiations. "Maybe something will happen". The "points" are a reference to the percentage increase in tariffs on Chinese goods, from 4 per cent to 25 per cent, compared to a more modest tariff hike the Chinese have recently enforced in the other direction. [Full Article...]

Death toll rises following mysterious crossbow-related deaths at German hotel

Death toll rises following mysterious crossbow-related deaths at German hotel The bodies of a 53-year-old German man and two German women, aged 33 and 30 were discovered, according to Passau Police. The man and the older woman are from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in southwestern Germany , while the younger woman was last registered as living in Wittingen in Lower Saxony, in the north of the country. [Full Article...]

Colorado STEM school shooting suspect makes first court appearance

Colorado STEM school shooting suspect makes first court appearance Their appearance is scheduled for Wednesday. Castillo died protecting his classmates, leaping from his desk and charging the two school shooters to give other students a chance to escape. Three students remain hospitalized. The school was without a resource officer at the time because a contract with the sheriff's office had been canceled. [Full Article...]

Chelsea Manning released from jail following contempt charge

Chelsea Manning released from jail following contempt charge She has been subpoenaed to appear before a new grand jury on May 16 and may be returned to jail if she again refuses to testify , her support team said in a statement . Assange plans to fight the U.S. extradition request. Manning was behind bars for refusing to testify about those WikiLeaks connections, but had previously admitted to leaking more than 725,000 classified documents to the orga... [Full Article...]

At least three unaccounted for after explosion at gas station in Virginia

At least three unaccounted for after explosion at gas station in Virginia According to the newly released statement from State Police, the remains have been taken to the Medical Examiner's Officer to be identified. He later said one set of remains was found at the scene. "Four adults have been transported to Carilion Stone Wall Jackson Hospital and are being treated for injuries". Their conditions could not be determined. [Full Article...]

Who's been sitting in Pelosi's chair? Democrat Ocasio-Cortez

Who's been sitting in Pelosi's chair? Democrat Ocasio-Cortez He proceeded to describe the ugliness of a system in which "the poorer you are, the more desperate you are, the higher your interest rates are". Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who represents New York's 14th congressional district, reportedly became the youngest women to ever preside over the House on Friday. [Full Article...]

Gunmen kill 6 in second church attack in Burkina Faso

Gunmen kill 6 in second church attack in Burkina Faso The attackers arrived on motorcycles and ordered women and children to leave before six men, including the priest, were executed, according to the Burkina Information Agency. The attacks started in the north of the country before targeting the capital Ouagadougou and other regions, notably the east of the country. The foreigners, who were kidnapped while on a trip through a nature preserve on ... [Full Article...]

Delhi leader defies slaps and shoes to step up election fight

Delhi leader defies slaps and shoes to step up election fight But concern about unemployment and crop prices have put the BJP on the back foot, and the opposition has in recent days felt more upbeat about its chances. The body has been sent for post mortem and a probe has been ordered. Stung by the accusation, Modi accused Rajiv Gandhi , Rahul Gandhi's late father and former prime minister of India, of corruption - an apparent reference to the purchase ... [Full Article...]

Florida governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

Florida governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers Democrats derided the latest voucher program as favoring private and for-profit education over the state's public schools, a trend which many said began under Bush. "Today's bill signing is a victory for all Florida students and parents", said Nuñez. DeSantis said he wanted to reward top teachers at high-performing schools, and lauded the new system as a way to get that done. [Full Article...]

North Korea Launches Short-Range Missiles, Reports Say

North Korea Launches Short-Range Missiles, Reports Say Kim also noted that "genuine peace and security of the country are guaranteed only by the strong physical force capable of defending its sovereignty" during the exercise also attended by senior ruling Korean Workers' Party Central Committee officials Kim Phyong Hae, O Su Yong and Jo Yong Won. [Full Article...]

House Democrats Issue Subpoena For President Trump’s Tax Returns

House Democrats Issue Subpoena For President Trump’s Tax Returns The subpoenas come amid a widening legal conflict between House Democrats and the White House over a range of oversight issues , with the administration invoking executive privilege to prevent Trump's former counsel from giving certain records to Congress. [Full Article...]

Denver voters narrowly pass 'magic mushroom' measure

Denver voters narrowly pass 'magic mushroom' measure As many as 1,300 votes were yet to be counted, but Denver's Election Division declared that was not enough to swing the vote the other way and that final results would be published next week. A range of mushroom species naturally contain the compound psilocybin, which has hallucinogenic properties. "I think today's outcome really demonstrates that the conversation is going to continue, and the... [Full Article...]

Kate Hoey: 'Brexit has broken the two-party system'

Kate Hoey: 'Brexit has broken the two-party system' Journalist Rachel Johnson is one of candidates for Change U.K., a newly formed party founded by former Labour Party politicians. She pledged to leave office if the deal was passed by parliament. Talks between Labour and the government are due to continue on Wednesday in a bid to break the parliamentary deadlock over the way forward on Brexit. [Full Article...]

Yet Another Round of Severe Storms Expected for Wichita Falls, Surrounding Area

Yet Another Round of Severe Storms Expected for Wichita Falls, Surrounding Area Once again we can't rule out strong or severe storms. Severe weather including tornadoes, hail, wind, and storms is expected to hit the central US this week. Highs will warm slightly to the upper 70s. Showers and some isolated thunderstorms are possible over Northwest Alabama as early as 6 AM Thursday . [Full Article...]

Pope changes Church law to make reporting sex abuse obligatory

Pope changes Church law to make reporting sex abuse obligatory As a result of the decree, bishops will be directly accountable for sexual abuse and any cover-ups. Now Francis has acted. It also covers possession of child pornography. The metropolitan then has an initial 90 days to conduct the investigation, though extensions are possible. The new norms will not fix everything, he added, but they do send "a very strong message that disclosure is the orde... [Full Article...]

Four Hollywood Production Companies Boycott Georgia Over New Abortion Law

Four Hollywood Production Companies Boycott Georgia Over New Abortion Law According to Film LA , 15 of the top 100 domestic films in 2017 were shot in Georgia , the most of any USA state. The new law will go into effect starting on January 1. Similar "heartbeat" bills have already surfaced in other states, and in Kentucky, Ohaio, and MS were signed into law, with the primary goal of having them legally challenged and trickle all the way up to the Supreme Court. [Full Article...]

French special forces free four hostages in Burkina Faso

French special forces free four hostages in Burkina Faso The four hostages - two Frenchmen, a USA woman and a South Korean - are now safe, added the Élysée Palace. The operation was ordered to free the French hostages, identified as Patrick Picque and Laurent Lassimouillas, who were kidnapped while on safari in Benin . [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Guaido would probably accept USA military intervention if proposed: paper

Venezuela's Guaido would probably accept USA military intervention if proposed: paper An attempted uprising last week led by Guaido, recognized by the United States and other Western countries as the rightful head of state, failed to dislodge Maduro , as have a series of US sanctions against his government. Separately, the Venezuelan Supreme Tribunal of Justice indicted three more lawmakers for allegedly backing Guaido's uprising, which set off two days of clashes between security... [Full Article...]

South Africa elections; ANC predicted to lose some votes - CSIR

South Africa elections; ANC predicted to lose some votes - CSIR In the 2014 general elections , the ANC had won the province with 64.5% of the vote. "The IEC has already labelled us as disgruntled, we in the strongest terms object to this because we represent millions of South Africans from all walks of life". [Full Article...]


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