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World News Xi, Merkel, Macron and Juncker meet in Paris
Author: 0 Xi, Merkel, Macron and Juncker meet in Paris

Xi said that great changes have taken place in the worldwide situation, but the China-France relations have always kept developing on a high level and in a sound and stable way. A Paris-based Asian diplomat said: "Macron is not happy to see China win so many prizes in Rome, so he has invented a weird European format by inviting Merkel and Juncker as a counterbalance to show that he is the driving force behind European integration".

World News Iraq parliament votes to sack official after ferry sinking
Author: 0 Iraq parliament votes to sack official after ferry sinking

Hundreds of relatives of victims and residents gathered on Friday at the scene of the accident, where prayers were held for the dead. Many said the disaster could have been avoided, and chanted "corruption is killing us". Protesters surrounded the vehicle of President Barham Saleh came to Mosul as search teams searched the river following the ferry disaster . But corruption and the dismal state of public services in Iraq were triggers for widespread protests a year ago.

World News Father Of Sandy Hook Victim Found Dead In Newtown
Author: 0 Father Of Sandy Hook Victim Found Dead In Newtown

Police in CT said on Monday the father of one of the 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 had been found dead in an apparent suicide . "I'm hoping now that as a community, we recognize that the threat is very real". "Continually check in with people and ask how they are doing". The lawsuit filed in CT say that Jones' comments on Infowars have tormented them and subjected them to harassment and death threats by his followers.

World News Panera’s parent voluntarily owns up to its Nazi past
Author: 0 Panera’s parent voluntarily owns up to its Nazi past

The Reimann family's business empire is rooted back to the 1820s when Albert Reimann Sr.'s grandfather, Ludwig Reimann, inherited his wife's family chemical business. But the younger Reimanns found dubious clues to their Nazi connections after uncovering old company documents in the 2000s. Other companies have had similar reckonings.

World News U.S. Defense secretary okays $1 billion for border fencing help
Author: 0 U.S. Defense secretary okays $1 billion for border fencing help

The Pentagon's statement added that the Defense Department had the authority to build roads and fences and install lighting to block drug-smuggling corridors in support of federal law enforcement agencies' counter-narcotics activities. Last week, the Pentagon gave Congress a list that included $12.8 billion of construction projects for which it said funds could be redirected for construction along the U.S.

World News Trump Demands Networks Retaliate Against Guests Who Discussed Evidence of Collusion
Author: 0 Trump Demands Networks Retaliate Against Guests Who Discussed Evidence of Collusion

Quoting Mueller's report, the letter said: "The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities". Trump had repeatedly accused Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, of running a "witch hunt" with a team of "thugs" and having conflicts of interest.

World News Lindsey Graham Vows to Investigate Anti-Trump Bias in Special Counsel Probe
Author: 0 Lindsey Graham Vows to Investigate Anti-Trump Bias in Special Counsel Probe

The senator also said he wanted as much of the full report to be released to the public as possible. "I don't understand that, and I don't quite know what the goal is or what he's looking for", U.S. Sen. " John McCain did not give it to anybody in the press, he talked to me just as soon as he got it, and he turned it over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and that's exactly what he should have done".

World News Rahuls scheme for poor to cost Rs 3.5 trn
Author: 0 Rahuls scheme for poor to cost Rs 3.5 trn

However, he subsequently clarified that the scheme will supplement the income of the poor if it is less than Rs 12,000 per month. The Congress Party leader, broadly seen as trailing the incumbent Narendra Modi in the race for top office, described the scheme to pay 50 million Indians a guaranteed basic income of $1,000 a year as the largest of its kind on Earth.

World News Venezuela lays out accusations against Guaido's top aide
Author: 0 Venezuela lays out accusations against Guaido's top aide

So far their power struggle has hit an impasse, with Maduro railing daily about the USA "imperialists" trying to dislodge him and Guaido touring the country to rally supporters and pledging he'll be taking over "very soon". Most Western countries have recognized Guaido as head of state, but Russian Federation and China, among others, back Maduro. The truth is, he does so with the help of nations who refuse to acknowledge that he has no legitimate claim to power, and who continue to prop up ...

World News New Zealand PM announces royal commission inquiry into #Christchurch attack
Author: 0 New Zealand PM announces royal commission inquiry into #Christchurch attack

Ms Ardern said the fact the attack targeted Muslims at "a time where they were at a state of reflective worship" was "hugely confronting" and said the message she was sharing with world leaders following the attack was one of love. New Zealand statistics suggest that around one percent of New Zealand's 4.9 million residents could be Muslim. They were able to return to the scene of the tragedy on Saturday, a week and a day after the attacks that also injured 50 people.

World News Democratic Majority Leader Blasts Omar for Anti-Semitic Remarks, Defends US-Israel Alliance
Author: 0 Democratic Majority Leader Blasts Omar for Anti-Semitic Remarks, Defends US-Israel Alliance

Omar uttered ... was highly appropriate, and we applaud you for both for that". "We stand with Israel because we believe in right over wrong, in good over evil, in liberty over tyranny". Omar was appointed to the committee in January. During his Monday speech, Pence split his time trumpeting the Trump administration's policies, while also criticizing Omar - without naming her.

World News God sent Trump to save Israel, Pompeo suggests
Author: 0 God sent Trump to save Israel, Pompeo suggests

Mike Pompeo arrived in Lebanon on Friday amid strong regional condemnation of President Donald Trump's declaration that it's time the USA recognized Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights . policy toward the area, which was seized from Syria during the Six-Day War in 1967. The Golan Heights is a region at the center of a long-standing, decadeslong dispute between Israel and Syria.

World News Sandy Hook victim's father apparently took his own life
Author: 0 Sandy Hook victim's father apparently took his own life

Richman's daughter Avielle was among 20 first-grade students killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 12, 2012. Lt. Aaron Bahamonde, a spokesman for the Newtown Police Department , told The Washington Post that Richman's death "puts Newtown back into the spotlight again".

World News Pilot Attempts To Kill Wife By Flying Plane Into Building
Author: 0 Pilot Attempts To Kill Wife By Flying Plane Into Building

In a shocking case, a pilot is reported to have deliberately crashed his plane into a clubhouse in Botswana in an attempt to kill his wife following a heated domestic dispute. There was no serious injury to any person in the vicinity of the accident scene, the club added. "He had a fight with his wife there and he actually hit his wife, and everybody told him to f*** off because you don't treat a woman like that", he said.

World News Trump sends Mnuchin, Lighthizer to China to resume trade talks
Author: 0 Trump sends Mnuchin, Lighthizer to China to resume trade talks

In the Beijing session, Lighthizer and Mnuchin will be accompanied by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish and other senior officials from the Office of the USTR and the Treasury Department, it said. judged as insufficient, the report said, citing a source. His negotiators have demanded that China agree to an enforcement mechanism to ensure that Beijing follows through on any reform pledges in any deal.

World News Michael Avenatti charged with extortion and wire, bank fraud
Author: 0 Michael Avenatti charged with extortion and wire, bank fraud

A spokesman for the US attorney in Los Angeles said Avenatti was arrested Monday in NY. NY prosecutors said Avenatti and an unnamed co-conspirator met with Nike's attorneys on March 19 and tried to extort the company into paying them between $15 million and $25 million and an additional $1.5 million to a client of Avenatti's by threatening to make public allegations against the company.

World News Thousands March Through London Calling For Second EU Referendum
Author: 0 Thousands March Through London Calling For Second EU Referendum

But the public outcry reflects an option that was once unthinkable: sending the entire question back to the voters. "Ikea Has Better Cabinets", said one placard. Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on April 12 if no deal is approved. Some opinion polls have shown a slight shift in favour of remaining in the European Union, but there has yet to be sustained evidence of a decisive change in attitudes.

World News 'Yellow vest' protests: France avoids second week of violence amid tight security
Author: 0 'Yellow vest' protests: France avoids second week of violence amid tight security

In other areas of Paris , "the right to demonstrate, which is a fundamental freedom, will be allowed", but "any riotous groups will be immediately dispersed", police warned. Didier Lallement, the new Paris police chief, said they had formed special units to respond to the protestors more quickly. The weekly Yellow Vest protests, which started late past year, began with people from rural areas who protested fuel tax increases seen as a green tax supported by President Emmanuel Macron .

World News Kenyan becomes first African to win Global Teacher Prize
Author: 0 Kenyan becomes first African to win Global Teacher Prize

Our journalist, Jerry Bambi, who hosts the Morning Call, attended the live red carpet gala event in Dubai where all ten finalists for the prize were invited and the victor announced. Tabichi, teaches at the Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani village, in a remote, semi-arid part of Kenya's Rift Valley, where drought and starvation are frequent and many children are orphaned.

World News #EthiopianAirlinesCrash: Boeing to train pilots on 737 MAX updates
Author: 0 #EthiopianAirlinesCrash: Boeing to train pilots on 737 MAX updates

Tewolde Gebremariam said in a statement Monday that the airline owns simulators to help pilots train on the Boeing 737 Max, which has software installed that requires new training. The CEO, however, had told The Associated Press this weekend that he thinks the warnings and extra training material from Boeing and US regulators "might not have been enough".

World News Tate galleries will refuse Sackler money because of opioid links
Author: 0 Tate galleries will refuse Sackler money because of opioid links

Members of the billionaire American family are being accused of causing the United States drug crisis in a massive lawsuit. That changed in part because a lawsuit from the MA attorney general named members of the family as defendants, in addition to the company and company executives.

World News Italy joins China's Belt and Road Initiative project
Author: 0 Italy joins China's Belt and Road Initiative project

The EU, however, is anxious about unfair competition from Chinese companies, which are controlled by the Chinese government and benefit from the state's financial backing. Some say the proposed improvements are too expensive for the impoverished countries. Wang Yii shakes hands with Luigi Di Maio during the signing of the memorandum of understanding on China's Belt and Road Initiative.

World News Romania, Honduras recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Author: 0 Romania, Honduras recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Sunday called disputed Jerusalem the capital of Israel and announced the opening of a trade office in the city also claimed by Palestinians. Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă promised her government would move its Embassy to Jerusalem, "the capital of the State of Israel", bringing the hall to its feet in a standing ovation.

World News EU completes no-deal Brexit preparations
Author: 0 EU completes no-deal Brexit preparations

But parliament could still get a chance to have its say on alternative options on Wednesday if an initial vote by MPs later on Monday goes through. Peter Bone, Conservative MP for Wellingborough, told The Telegraph: "Firstly I'm not really sure it can be called a People's March - it's hardly a march and more of a social gathering".

World News Mueller's Conclusion: No Coordination Between Trump Campaign and Russia - Hit & Run
Author: 0 Mueller's Conclusion: No Coordination Between Trump Campaign and Russia - Hit & Run

For Democrats who have spent 22 months building up Mueller's credibility, it was a jarring setback. "Joy, I think there's compelling evidence according to the Democrats who heard his testimony that he lied". As with Barr's decision on the potential obstruction charges, the next move is now up to Democrats, who will have to determine how badly they want to see the full report - and the best strategy to get it.

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