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Assange used Ecuador's embassy for 'spying'- Ecuador

Moreno, who became president in 2017, said his nation's previous government provided spying facilities within the embassy. Ecuador's interior minister, Maria Paula Romo, said they had identified a "key member of WikiLeaks " who was "close to Mr Julian Assange ".

Mueller report on Trump, Russia expected to be released Thursday

The report could provide new information that could prompt further investigations or even consideration of impeachment proceedings, a tricky political calculation since Mueller did not conclude there was collusion or obstruction. Over the past several weeks, a small group of Justice Department officials has been scouring the document to redact grand jury information and details relating to pending investigations, among other materials.

White House may OK plan to send migrants to ‘Dem cities’

Democratic Rep. Richard Neal, a strong House chairman, has requested the IRS to turn over six years of this president's tax returns from the close of the day. and now we will protect the president as we would protect any taxpayer" about their right to privacy, Mnuchin said. "I am aware that concerns have been raised regarding my request and the authority of the committee", Neal wrote.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg speaks at Brexit Party launch

Farage, who now serves as an MEP (Member of the European Parliament), launched the new Brexit Party, promising to bring about a democratic revolution in British politics. "Let's be honest, we have already got people jockeying for position to succeed her, but that's just one of those things". "The finance minister said the government, which is engaging in talks with the opposition Labour party to try and agree changes to Theresa May's Brexit deal that would be acceptable to both sides, ...

'It Will Fall Again,' Chant Sudan Protesters Swelling Night Demo

Ibnouf said a transitional military council would replace the president for two years, adding that the country's borders and airspace were shut until further notice. "We have known him as a person who has destroyed our country, who has separated us, and who has killed a lot of people", said Dhoor. The leader was indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) after allegations of genocide in Sudan's Darfur region surfaced.

Sudan's military ousts President Omar al-Bashir following protests

The UN Security Council is to discuss the situation in a closed-door meeting on Friday called by the US, France, Britain, Germany, Belgium and Poland, diplomats said. Al-Bashir came to power on the back of a 1989 military coup against the democratically-elected government of Sadiq al-Mahdi. One of his allies, religious scholar Hassan Turabi, invited Osama bin Laden to Sudan in 1991, prompting the place Sudan on its list of states sponsoring terrorism.

Why Modi is no longer certain to win India's mega-election

Earlier, on April 6, the prime minister had said Indian ruling party's attempt to win election through whipping up war hysteria and false claims of downing a Pakistan's F-16 aircraft has backfired. Pakistan responded the next day by sending planes to target Indian military installations. Islamabad denied responsibility for the February 14 attack, which was claimed by Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed, but the bombing prompted India to carry out a cross border air strike ...

DEVELOPING: President Trump Designates Iranian Revolutionary Guard a 'Terror Organization'

Iran swiftly followed suit, labelling the U.S. military a terrorist organisation, according to state television. The State Department said on Monday that the Guards have been engaged in terrorist activity since the group's inception, including the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 Americans, and a foiled plan to attack the Saudi ambassador to the United States on US soil.

Attorney general defends handling of Mueller’s Russian Federation report

Trump, who declared a "complete and total exoneration" when Barr announced Mueller's conclusions, said this week that Democrats "are fighting hard to keep the Witch Hunt alive". "This Russia Hoax must never happen to another President, and Law Enforcement must find out, HOW DID IT START?" "The requests for his private tax information are not consistent with governing law, do not advance any proper legislative objective, and threaten to interfere with the ordinary conduct of audits", Mr ...

US, China close to striking a monumental trade deal

From this perspective, an agreement that mainly delivers a promise from China to purchase more goods solves a problem that doesn't really exist. 'I would say we'll know over the next four weeks, ' Trump said. US President Donald Trump has in the past threatened to tax all of Chinese goods going into the US. Xi also said he is ready to keep close contact with Trump through various means, and believes that the China-U.S.

Trump flies to border to push tough line on Mexico

Referring to a " colossal surge " of immigrants, Trump convened a discussion with immigration officials and local leaders in Calexico on the U.S. -Mexico border just north of the much larger city of Mexicali. Although about 650 miles of the U.S. -Mexico is fenced off, no new border barriers have been erected during Trump's presidency. A plaque placed by US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen adorns the border wall after she inaugurated a newly renovated completed ...

Bernie Could Be On Track To Outpace Beto In Fundraising

The O'Rourke camp boasted that the 46-year-old has been the "highest per-day" fundraiser in the crowded Democratic field. Obama's massive $25.7 million haul was a reported as a massive victory for the IL senator and a major blow to Clinton, who had hoped to crush her competition in total fundraising.

Varadkar to hold Brexit talks with Merkel

The EU warned on Tuesday that Britain could be heading for a potentially disorderly no-deal exit in just 10 days time as Prime Minister Theresa May met with ministers to thrash out ways to break the deadlock. "My trip to Ireland is to the country which..." However, the British government only has until the end of next week to come up with a plan - with European Union leaders to meet next Wednesday to discuss the situation.

USC offers ride share safety tips, extra counseling after Samantha Josephson’s death

Josephson's killing and the mystery surrounding her death shocked the campus community she called home for four years and immediately spurred her friends , strangers and university officials to advocate for vigilance when using ride-hailing services.

Turkey opposition claims victory in Ankara, leads in Istanbul

Erdogan, who was elected past year as the country's first executive president, said the next polls would be held in June 2023, adding that Turkey would carefully implement a "strong economic programme" without compromising on free-market rules.

Linda McMahon To Quit Small Business Administration, To Join Pro-Trump SuperPAC

The former Republican Senate candidate is expected to return to the private sector following her resignation, however, it is not clear in what capacity, according to Politico . McMahon stepped down from her position at WWE in 2009 to run for a U.S. Senate seat in CT. She was the Republican nominee for CT in 2010 and 2012. The administration official said McMahon's departure would be announced them.

#EarthHour: City encourages residents to be part of the switch | Cape Times

The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Egypt's Great Pyramid, New York's Empire State Building, the Sydney Opera House , the Shanghai Tower and the Christ the Redeemer monument in Brazil were just some of the more-than 100 monuments to be thrown into darkness.

Venezuela's opposition leader says medical aid to arrive soon

National Security Adviser John Bolton made the statement, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump said Russia "has to get out " of Venezuela, and following the recent arrival of Russian military personnel there. Washington is particularly keen to end deliveries of gasoline and refined products used to dilute Venezuela's heavy crude oil to make it suitable for export.

Trump threatens to close the U.S.-Mexico border

The images of hundreds of women, men and small children forced to wait in a crowded area behind fencing barbed with concertina wire have sparked fresh outrage over the Trump administration's handling of the situation at the border, where thousands of families have sought asylum in the U.S.

Bus driver shot on the job manages to drive passengers to safety

The agency said no other passengers appeared to be injured. Sand Point Way Northeast is blocked in all directions between Northeast 115th Street and Northeast 125th Street, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation . Following the crash, officers were able to convince the suspect to exit the vehicle, where he was taken into custody and transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, according to police .

Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Fails in Senate 0-57

Marilyn Humphries/NewscomThe Green New Deal (GND) vote yesterday cooked up Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) aimed to embarrass the Democrats who had co-sponsored the GND resolution calling on us energy consumption to be carbon-free by 2030.

Boeing has ‘complete confidence’ in 737 MAX software fix

Boeing, meanwhile, has failed to elaborate why such flaws were originally present in a system shipped to passenger planes as well as why it used only one sensor, while two were installed. Boeing and FAA test pilots are also allowed to make flights to demonstrate the software fixes being developed for the planes. A crash March 10 near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia , killed all 157 people on board.

Woodside prepares for Tropical Cyclone Veronica

An area stretching from Karratha to Port Hedland was enduring gale-force winds of more than 125km/h, the Bureau of Meteorology said. "The winds have picked up a massive amount". "Don't take matters into your own hands", Mr McGowan said. Meanwhile, Cyclone Trevor has weakened into a tropical low after wreaking havoc in eastern Northern Territory as it made landfall as a Category 4 storm on March 23 with winds reaching up to 250 kilometres per hour.

Brexit: 'Not sufficient' support for third vote, says British PM

This story is developing ... But the Commons approved cross-party amendment (a), proposed by Oliver Letwin, which sets out a plan for holding " indicative votes " on Wednesday . He also voted against Labour MP Dame Margaret Beckett's Commons amendment to allow MPs a vote on a no-deal Brexit or to request an extension, should the United Kingdom come within seven days of leaving the European Union without a deal.

US President Donald Trump formally recognises Israeli control of Golan Heights

Netanyahu has pressed USA presidents to recognize the land grab and Trump's readiness to acquiesce is proof of Netanyahu's influence in Washington . Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had earlier promised a strong response to the rocket attack earlier in the day which injured seven Israelis, saying: " Israel will not tolerate this".

Suspect Seen In Disturbing Subway Attack Arrested

A 36-year-old man named Marc Gomez was apprehended by police and will be charged with second-degree assault, third-degree assault, and harassment. The woman was met by an ambulance at the next train station, and treated for swelling and cuts to the face, the police said.

New Zealand Prime Minister Announces Formal Probe Into Christchurch Attack

Foreign Minister Winston Peters, who appeared at the post-Cabinet press conference alongside Ardern, said his focus during his recent visit to Turkey was to ensure the safety of New Zealanders travelling there and he was pleased by the response of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Trump Says Mueller Report Should Be Made Public

The American president has declared several times that the results of the investigation should be made public , calling on "all Republicans vote for transparency". Of course no one knows when the investigation will be wrapped up, but when it is over, Mueller's findings should be released to everyone. Flood and his team have gamed out the outlines of how the White House would react to different scenarios, based on the extent of Attorney General Bill Barr's disclosure to Congress and ...

Trump cancels new sanctions on NK

President Trump's unusual move comes after his second summit with Kim, held last month in Hanoi, Vietnam . With negotiations apparently stalled, some experts said the surprise action will only undercut the USA stance, which calls for applying maximum pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons and missile program.

Army Kills Two Palestinians In Nablus

It said in a short press statement that a Palestinian was shot in the chest and shoulder by Israeli soldiers as he was in a vehicle at an Israeli army roadblock at the entrance to Bethlehem. "Details regarding the incident are being reviewed and the incident will be examined". Manasra's death marks that of the fourth Palestinian killed by Israeli forces within 24 hours in the occupied West Bank, having closely followed another two incidents.

Mueller report on Russian Federation and Trump delivered to AG Barr

Barr said he could release his account to Congress as soon as this weekend. In appointing Danforth, Attorney General Janet Reno specifically directed him to draft a report for public release on his findings, which he did. Federal prosecutors, also in NY, have been investigating foreign contributions made to the president's inaugural committee. Mueller sought to determine whether the campaign coordinated with Moscow, though it was not immediately clear whether the special counsel found ...

Kamala Harris: 'I'm open' to abolishing Electoral College

O'Rourke suggested a constitutional amendment to award the presidency to the victor of the popular vote. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), a leading Democratic White House contender, said March 19 that she is "open to discussion" about eliminating the Electoral College.

Doomed Lion Air 737 almost crashed one day before tragedy

Boeing has said there is a documented way for dealing with the problem. Three sources discussed them on condition of anonymity. But there are clear doubts about meeting that timetable. But given the U.S. probe, Canada said it would re-examine its acceptance of the FAA validation and do its own independent certification. They're also checking if the pilots were trained about the system.

NZ PM urges global action on social media perils

In one of her first interviews since the attack, Ardern rejected any argument that her country's policy of welcoming refugees and immigrants was to blame for the violence. A 4-year-old girl was transferred to a hospital in Auckland and is in critical condition. Her comments came as police said that the bodies of five victims have been released to their families because only 12 of the 50 dead have been identified.

U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes sues Twitter, users for $250M

In a complaint filed in Virginia state court, Nunes said the social media site was "guilty of "knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory - providing both a voice and financial incentive to the defamers - thereby facilitating defamation on its platform".

Dead, Dozens Injured After Attacks At New Zealand Mosques

Police imposed a city-wide lockdown, sending armed officers to a number of scenes, and two IEDs (improvised explosive devices) were found attached to a vehicle and neutralised. A gunman livestreamed the shootings on Facebook , after publishing a "manifesto" in which he denounced immigrants, calling them "invaders". Witnesses told media that a man dressed in a military-style, camouflage outfit, and carrying an automatic rifle had started randomly shooting people in the Al Noor mosque.

EU must increase pressure on Britain over Brexit - EU's Verhofstadt

Professor Iain Begg, of the European Institute and co-director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London School of Economics and Political Science, said: "EU agreement is likely, but the EU side will want reassurance that the extension is for a objective, not just to permit further procrastination by the UK".

Senior prosecutor Weissmann to leave USA special counsel's team soon

In a bill , which likely will come to the House floor for a vote later today, House Democrats call for the public release of any report issued by the special counsel's office. He also met with Associated Press reporters on April 11, 2017 to discuss a case against Manafort. During his confirmation hearings, Barr promised to be as transparent as possible but did not commit to a public release of the full report.

Japan joins raft of nations grounding 737 Max

A spokesman for the BEA said they wouldn't be announcing the results. Meanwhile, crash investigators have recovered the black box recorders from the Ethiopia crash and have sent them to Paris where aviation authorities will examine the voice recordings and other information recorded from the moments before the plane came down.

United Kingdom parliament votes on extension of Article 50

Cabinet Office minister David Lidington told MPs that in this case, the Government would stage two weeks of debate following the March 21-22 summit for the Commons to try to establish a majority around a different plan. Any extension must be approved unanimously by the 27 remaining European Union states, and Austrian foreign minister Karin Kneissl said there could be "some problem" in obtaining this if it took Brexit beyond the date of elections.

School collapse: ADP candidate urges inquiry into public buildings in Lagos

A child could be seen being rescued and carried away through a crowd of people. The Lagos General Hospital also reported the deaths of six victims rushed there. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said he was saddened by the incident, which mostly affected children. "We had done like 25 before the government team came", said Major, one of the dust-stained young people who spoke to SaharaReporters helping in the rescue effort.

First readings of Ethiopian plane's black boxes may take days: BEA

Quoted in local media reports, Nimalsiri said that Sri Lanka was monitoring the situation closely but no such aircraft was overflying or landing in Sri Lanka at the moment. United Airlines had about 40 flights with the planes. US Representative Rick Larsen said the software upgrade would take a few weeks to complete, and installing it on every plane would take "at least through April".

Theresa May's Brexit deal defeated again

May was sent back to Brussels to renegotiate the deal and while she didn't come back with what she wanted, she did secure some key tweaks. On Monday, May said she had secured "legally binding" changes to allay lawmakers' fears - but it wasn't enough.

Trump to seek another 8.6 billion USA dollars for border wall

He said Trump added almost $2 trillion to deficits with the GOP's "tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporations, and now it appears his budget asks the American people to pay the price". He also would increase defense spending, immigration enforcement, veterans' health care, and opioid addiction programs, but slash pretty much everything else .

Doomed with Democrats, Trump's budget boosts Pentagon, targets safety net

The government shutdown for 35 days beginning in December after Congress and the White House deadlocked on funding for the wall. In a joint statement , the Democratic leaders said they hope Trump "learned his lesson" from the last partial government shutdown because additional efforts to secure border wall funds will fail.

McCarthy: GOP frustrated that Dems 'watered down' anti-Semitism resolution

Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Andre Carson (D-IN), fellow Muslims in Congress, calling the resolution "great progress". Before leaving to survey tornado damage in Alabama, Trump told reporters Friday the Democrats have become an "anti-Israel" and "anti-Jewish" party.

Pentagon warns F35 deal with Turkey in jeopardy

Summers said the United States may also block Ankara from purchasing Patriot missile systems. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in a statement regarding Turkey's purchase of the S-400 system, said it is the national decisions of countries to develop their military capabilities and added that for NATO, the most important thing is that "the different systems can work together".

Democratic stalwart Sherrod Brown decides against 2020 presidential run

The 66-year-old Left-leaning populist has always been considered an ideal candidate to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election but said in a statement that he believes he can do more to fight Trump in the Senate. Sherrod Brown's announcement that he won't be running for president. Former Vice President Joe Biden threatens to eclipse both of them if he runs, with his Pennsylvania roots and blue-collar backing.

Maryland weather: Snow possible Friday, but temperatures will reach 60s on Sunday

The Monday morning commute will be clear. State Highway 28 near Graceville in western Minnesota is covered by snow on Saturday morning, March 9, 2019, as a winter storm moved into the state. The wind will blow from the northwest through the afternoon and begin to diminish overnight. On Sunday night wintry showers will gradually become more isolated and become confined to the west and north overnight.

Miami reporter based in Venezuela detained

Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza tweeted a statement saying Ambassador Daniel Kriener interfered in Venezuela's internal affairs and allied himself with "extremist sectors" of the opposition. The bid was ultimately unsuccessful, and Maduro retains the support of the armed forces and control of state functions. Tensions are escalating by the day in Venezuela , where US -backed Guaido seeks to oust President Nicolas Maduro .