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Alabama near-total abortion ban facing legal challenge

Alabama near-total abortion ban facing legal challenge The NYT reports : "The legislation bans abortions at every stage of pregnancy and criminalizes the procedure for doctors, who could be charged with felonies and face up to 99 years in prison". According to AL.com , "In 2016 the state paid the ACLU and Planned Parenthood $1.7 million after a law was passed requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges was struck down as un... [Full Article...]

Trump declares emergency over IT threats

Trump declares emergency over IT threats Arguing that " foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology and services " the U.S. In January, US prosecutors charged two Huawei units in Washington state, saying that they conspired to steal T-Mobile US Inc trade secrets, and charged Huawei and its chief financial officer with bank and wire fraud on allegations that the... [Full Article...]

UN leader arrives in New Zealand on climate change trip

UN leader arrives in New Zealand on climate change trip Guterres has arrived in New Zealand as part of a trip to the South Pacific to highlight the issue of climate change . We can not allow runaway climate change. The Secretary-General said his visit will also involve meeting the families of victims of the Christchurch terror attacks, to "pay tribute to their courage and resilience". [Full Article...]

Giuliani plans Ukraine trip to push for inquiries that could help Trump

Giuliani plans Ukraine trip to push for inquiries that could help Trump Biden, who now leads the Democratic presidential polls, is seen as Trump's biggest threat in the president's 2020 re-election campaign. Giuliani told told Fox News Friday night that he "was not going to go because he thinks he would be - quote - "walking into a group of people that are enemies of the president.in some cases enemies of the United States". [Full Article...]

Crossbow killings HORROR as maid discovers three bodies at German hotel

Crossbow killings HORROR as maid discovers three bodies at German hotel The bodies were found at the hotel in Passau on Saturday morning by an employee who opened the door to their three-bed room when they didn't respond to repeated knocking. "There would possibly be now no indication of the doubtless participation of folks" Passau police wrote in a assertion launched on Monday. A junior manager who first alerted the police, told the German newspaper Berliner Mor... [Full Article...]

Kevin McCarthy: Donald Trump Jr. testimony wouldn't change Mueller report outcome

Kevin McCarthy: Donald Trump Jr. testimony wouldn't change Mueller report outcome The committee had been in negotiations with Trump Jr . since December and had scheduled the interviews for March and April, according to one of the people familiar with his remarks. "If I were Donald Trump Jr .'s lawyer I would tell him, 'You don't need to go back into this environment anymore, you've been there for hours and hours and hours and nothing being alleged here changes the outcome o... [Full Article...]

Woman shot dead by United States police, seconds after yelling 'I'm pregnant'

Woman shot dead by United States police, seconds after yelling 'I'm pregnant' The Baytown Police Department released its version of the events that led to the shooting death of a 45-year-old woman Monday night, explaining how the encounter that started over outstanding warrants ended in her death. "It's unfortunate that somebody takes a tragic incident like this and posts it on social media ", he said. The officer went after her and tased her. [Full Article...]

CIA Joins Barr in Investigating Origins of Trump Campaign Surveillance

CIA Joins Barr in Investigating Origins of Trump Campaign Surveillance Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that the appointment of federal prosecutor John Durham to examine the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation is sending shockwaves through Washington. Durham is a career prosecutor who was nominated for his post as US attorney in CT by Trump. Durham, who has been with the Department of Justice since 1982, has led high-profile investig... [Full Article...]

Trump Wants Barr To Investigate Biden According To Giuliani

Trump Wants Barr To Investigate Biden According To Giuliani McGahn's view was not disclosed in the report . Mr. McGahn turned down the request because he didn't want to weigh in on the totality of evidence in the report beyond his own testimony, and didn't want to comment on his own testimony in isolation, the people said. [Full Article...]

Annunziata Rees-Mogg brings Brexit Party message to Nottingham

Annunziata Rees-Mogg brings Brexit Party message to Nottingham Influential Conservative MPs such as Jacob Rees-Mogg believe a large number of party supporters will vote for the newly formed Brexit party in the May 23 elections to the European Parliament, when both main parties are expected to face another round of public anger after the recent local elections. [Full Article...]

Markets calm amid hopes for US-China talks

Markets calm amid hopes for US-China talks Last week, Washington announced a 25 percent punitive tariff on thousands of Chinese products, unveiling plans to increase levies on an additional $300 billion worth of imports from the world's second-largest economy. In series of early-morning tweets , Trump kept up his "America First" agenda in support of hefty tariffs and called on USA companies to back him by shifting their businesses a... [Full Article...]

Pakistani PM Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack on Hotel

Pakistani PM Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack on Hotel Four terrorists stormed the Pearl Continental Hotel in the city of Gwadar , which is popular with tourists and business people before engaging in an armed stand-off with the military. Balochistan , home to a long-running insurgency, is Pakistan's poorest and least developed province. Recent days have seen an uptick in violence in the province, with ethnic Baloch separatist groups ramping up att... [Full Article...]

Iran calls for probe into recent attacks on ships in the Gulf

Iran calls for probe into recent attacks on ships in the Gulf Saudi officials haven't disclosed casualties or whether there was an oil spill from the incident, but said it caused "significant damage to the structures of the two vessels", reported CNN . However, the incident raises questions about maritime security in the UAE , home to Dubai's Jebel Ali port, the largest man-made deep-water harbor in the world that is also the U.S. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Guaido Calls for Contact With US Military

Venezuela's Guaido Calls for Contact With US Military Guaido declared himself interim president in January after calling Maduro's 2018 re-election a fraud. He told the crowd in Caracas, nonetheless, that he had asked his representative in Washington, Carlos Vecchio, to contact Admiral Craig Faller, commander of the US Southern Command, and "establish direct relations on matters of cooperation". [Full Article...]

Swedish prosecutors to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Swedish prosecutors to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Swedish prosecutors originally chose to drop the rape investigation two years ago, saying they felt unable to take the case forward while Assange remained inside the Ecuadorean embassy. He is also being held on a USA extradition warrant for allegedly hacking into a Pentagon computer in conjunction with former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning . [Full Article...]

KTAR.com Ireland denies admittance to controversial Tempe pastor

KTAR.com Ireland denies admittance to controversial Tempe pastor Anderson's Faithful Word Baptist Church is listed as an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit U.S. legal advocacy organization. Barred: Controversial US Pastor Steven Anderson . reacts as he leaves the Botswana Department of immigration after being issued a deportation order by Botswana authorities, on September 20, 2016, in Gaborone. [Full Article...]

Trump lawyer Giuliani threatens, then abandons, Ukraine trip

Trump lawyer Giuliani threatens, then abandons, Ukraine trip Mr. Giuliani's plans create the remarkable scene of a lawyer for the president of the United States pressing a foreign government to pursue investigations that Mr. "It's stunning that the Trump administration is going down the same tragic path they did in 2016 seeking help from a foreign government again to influence an American presidential election". [Full Article...]

Iran military boss: Armed forces stronger, U.S aircraft carriers vulnerable

Iran military boss: Armed forces stronger, U.S aircraft carriers vulnerable Rouhani called on Iranians to unite to find solutions to the economic strain, it said. "Bolton's statement is a clumsy use of an out-of-date event for psychological warfare ", Iran's Supreme National Security Council spokesman Keyvan Khosravi said. [Full Article...]

Labour MPs ‘would reject Brexit deal’ without second referendum

Labour MPs ‘would reject Brexit deal’ without second referendum Two recent polls suggest that the newly formed Brexit Party , headed by pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage, could win big at both the European Union vote and any British general election, at the expense of the Conservatives and the main opposition Labour Party. [Full Article...]

Pompeo To Meet With Putin In Sochi, Russia

Pompeo To Meet With Putin In Sochi, Russia Iran's announcement on Wednesday, related to curbs on its stockpiling of nuclear materials, was in response to US sanctions imposed following President Donald Trump's withdrawal of the United States from the accord with Tehran a year ago. [Full Article...]


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