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World News Ethiopian Airlines tragedy: Pilots 'followed procedure' before fatal crash
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Dennis Muilenburg took to Twitter to issue a formal apology as well as accept full responsibility for the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610 catastrophic crashes. Boeing last week gathered hundreds of pilots and reporters for a presentation on proposed MCAS changes - including the system no longer repeatedly making corrections when pilots try to regain control.

World News Assange to be ejected from Ecuadorean embassy - Security - Strategy
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President Lenin Moreno will use the pretext of a scandal engulfing his presidency to oust Assange, a "high level source" in the Ecuador government told WikiLeaks . The Swedish chief prosecutor dropped proceedings against him in 2017 because going ahead and serving notice of charges would necessitate Assange's presence in court.

World News Accused Christchurch terrorist charged with 50 counts of murder
Author: 0 Accused Christchurch terrorist charged with 50 counts of murder

It's standard for defendants to be evaluated by two health experts to determine their fitness for trial. Fifty people died and dozens more were injured after a gunman allegedly opened fire in two mosques in Christchurch last month. He has no access to television, radio, newspapers or visitors. Hodge said New Zealand and Australia were trying to preserve the ancient common-law approach to a fair trial, but that it seemed quaint in an era where people could easily find more information or ...

World News Donald Trump says he called President Xi Jinping the 'king' of China
Author: 0 Donald Trump says he called President Xi Jinping the 'king' of China

The United States and China have levied tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of two-way trade since July 2018, raising costs, disrupting supply chains and roiling global markets. Also unclear is whether China will agree to the administration's demand for an enforcement mechanism allowing the United States to reimpose tariffs if it believes China is not fulfilling its obligations.

World News Less debate time for Trump picks after Senate rules change
Author: 0 Less debate time for Trump picks after Senate rules change

Reversing himself in the face of Republican consternation, Mr. Trump said his party would not produce a health care plan of its own, as he had promised , until after the elections, meaning he will only try to fulfill his first-term promise to repeal and replace his predecessor's signature program if he wins a second term.

World News 'Barbaric to the core': Brunei brings in gay sex stoning law
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Matthew Woolfe, founder of human rights initiative The Brunei Project, said there are those in the country who openly support the laws, but "there are real risks to those who speak out". The Conservative minister added: "The Sultan of Brunei has been a great friend of this country over many years". An ex-government employee from Brunei , who left the nation a year ago after being charged with sedition for a Facebook post that was critical of the government, said people were "afraid".

World News Doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight crew followed procedures
Author: 0 Doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight crew followed procedures

The March 10 disaster prompted a worldwide grounding of Boeing's best-selling plane and scrutiny of its certification process. Her comments were based on a preliminary report into the crash, which has not yet been published but could be released by the end of the week.

World News Eastern forces seize town south of Tripoli, UN chief urges restraint
Author: 0 Eastern forces seize town south of Tripoli, UN chief urges restraint

The U.N.'s Gutteres said in a tweet he was deeply concerned by the military movements and the risk of confrontation. Misrata forces "stand ready.to stop the cursed advance" of Haftar's self-declared Libyan National Army, they said in a statement verified as genuine by the head of the city's military council, General Ibrahim Ben Rajab.

World News British MPs back Brexit delay by one vote
Author: 0 British MPs back Brexit delay by one vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Number 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister's Question in Parliament on April 3, 2019 in London , England. The European Union can not keep delaying Britain's departure from the bloc by another two weeks, the deputy head of the European Commission said in remarks published on Thursday.

World News House Democrats Take First Official Step Toward Obtaining the Mueller Report
Author: 0 House Democrats Take First Official Step Toward Obtaining the Mueller Report

But the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, voting on party lines, made a decision to subpoena the report themselves, per reporting from National Public Radio . Mueller was tasked with investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 USA election, whether members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with Moscow, and whether Trump obstructed justice in the investigation after then FBI Director James Comey publicly confirmed its existence in March 2017.

World News OH teen says he's a missing IL boy
Author: 0 OH teen says he's a missing IL boy

Police have not confirmed his identity. Timmothy's grandmother Alana Anderson told WISN-TV: "We just know a 14-year-old boy was found and went to the police". Police said Pitzen took her son to Brookfield Zoo and to Key Lime Cove in Gurnee. Authorities examined cell phone records and emails, followed up on reported sightings of the boy, and exhausted thousands of leads, unsure whether they were searching for a body or if Timmothy could be still alive.

Author: 0 Australian man charged with 50 counts of murder over Christchurch mosque massacre

There is no confirmation about charging the accused under the country's terrorism laws. The March 15 attack was the worst mass shooting by a lone gunman in New Zealand . He has not been given access to news on television, radio or print media, and neither he is allowed to have visitors. Amongst his victims, sixteen are still in hospital almost three weeks after the shootings.

World News U.S. suspends participation of Turkey in F-35 fighter jet program
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A State Department official told Sputnik on Monday after the United States reportedly halted shipments of F-35-related equipment to Turkey that the U.S. A view shows a new S-400 "Triumph" surface-to-air missile system after its deployment at a military base outside the town of Gvardeysk near Kaliningrad, Russia March 11, 2019.

World News Key House Democrat Formally Asks For Trump's Tax Returns
Author: 0 Key House Democrat Formally Asks For Trump's Tax Returns

The request could shed new light and answer longstanding questions about Trump's finances. The tax code permits the chairmen of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee to obtain the tax returns of any American tax filer and this was cited to request the returns.

World News United States defense chief hints Turkey will drop S-400 bid
Author: 0 United States defense chief hints Turkey will drop S-400 bid

The tough step came after months of warnings from Washington that Turkey's adoption of Russian missile technology alongside United States fighter jets would pose a threat to the F-35 technology and endanger Western defences. News learned from an unnamed U.S. Department of State spokesperson that the ramifications of Ankara's purchase might end up impacting the "potential future arms transfers" to Turkey from the United States.

World News Lori Lightfoot elected first black, lesbian mayor of Chicago
Author: 0 Lori Lightfoot elected first black, lesbian mayor of Chicago

The former federal prosecutor soundly defeated opponent Toni Preckwinkle 74 percent to Preckwinkle's 26 percent, according to unofficial vote totals, making her the first African-American female to be elected mayor of Chicago. "While it may be true that we took different paths to get here, tonight is about the path forward". She and Preckwinckle earned spots on the runoff ballot after they garnered the most votes among 14 candidates, including Richard M.

World News Trump incorrectly states his father was born in Germany
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Stoltenberg met on Tuesday with Trump, who said his pressure on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations to pay more for their defense is leading to tens of billions of dollars more in contributions, but the allies may need to boost their budgets even more.

World News Boeing software engaged repeatedly before crash
Author: 0 Boeing software engaged repeatedly before crash

Boeing's safety notice following the Lion Air crash noted that the MCAS' automated adjustments to a 737 MAX's stabilizers-the control surfaces on the tail of the aircraft that are used to change the direction of the aircraft's flight-could be "stopped and reversed" with a thumb switch on the pilot's yoke but "may restart 5 seconds after the [switch] is released".

World News Pakistan concerned as debris of satellite destroyed by India endanger space station
Author: 0 Pakistan concerned as debris of satellite destroyed by India endanger space station

The senior advisor to ISRO's chairperson said that the organisation would not do anything "to shame India" and added that the debris will burn out in six months. "And it's also important to note that creating debris fields intentionally is wrong ... the entire world [has to] step up and say, if you're going to do this, you're going to pay a effect - and right now that outcome is not being paid".

World News Trump delivers ultimatum to Congress: Immigration deal or border closure
Author: 0 Trump delivers ultimatum to Congress: Immigration deal or border closure

But the recent surge of families and other migrants trying to cross into the US has led Trump to call for even more immediate steps, with his focus in recent days shifting to closing down the border. "We're going to have a strong border or we're going to have a closed border", he said. The New York Times reports Trump Vows to Close Border, Even if It Hurts the Economy .

Author: 0 Chinese woman carrying malware allegedly got into Mar-a-Lago

When Yujing Zhang attempted to enter President Donald Trump's Palm Beach, Florida club on Saturday, she was stopped by Secret Service agents at a security checkpoint, according to court documents . However, Zhang couldn't say where exactly she wanted to go, and was dropped off at the reception desk, it is alleged. After passing the initial security checkpoint and taking a brief ride with club staff on a golf cart, Zhang was confronted by an employee in the main reception area.

World News Venezuela: Maduro calls on armed groups to keep order amid electricity rationing
Author: 0 Venezuela: Maduro calls on armed groups to keep order amid electricity rationing

Supreme Court Justice Maikel Moreno said Guaido should be prosecuted for violating a ban on leaving the country when he went on a tour of Latin American countries that back a change in Venezuela's government. "We have small children and we aren't able to give them a drop of water to drink", said Caracas resident Maria Rodriguez. He has blamed both the US government and the domestic opposition for "attacks" on the country's main hydroelectric facility, which his government says have been ...

World News Communities mourn college student found dead in S. Carolina
Author: 0 Communities mourn college student found dead in S. Carolina

Police Chief of Columbia , W.H. Holbrook said, "What we know now is that she had, in fact, summoned an Uber ride and was waiting for that Uber ride to come". It was gut wrenching, words really can't describe what they're going through.' . Early on Saturday morning, an officer spotted a vehicle matching the description of the auto two blocks from the tavern and initiated a traffic stop, Holbrook said.

World News EU will allow UK citizens visa-free access
Author: 0 EU will allow UK citizens visa-free access

European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that Britain is getting closer and closer to having its exit from the EU go forward with no deal in place on the terms of its withdrawal. However Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney on Tuesday said Dublin will not countenance checks on its exports at European Union ports following any no-deal Brexit as a result of its plan to keep an open border with Northern Ireland.

World News How did your MP vote in Brexit votes last night?
Author: 0 How did your MP vote in Brexit votes last night?

If passed into law, the bill would require the PM to ask for an extension of Article 50 - which mandates the UK's exit from the European Union - beyond the current 12 April deadline. After intense debates that went on for an entire evening, British lawmakers rejected the four alternative options for the Brexit deal proposed for voting, the World Agencies said.

World News Nepal thunderstorm: At least 30 killed in southern districts
Author: 0 Nepal thunderstorm: At least 30 killed in southern districts

The wind and rain uprooted trees and electric and telephone poles, crushing people to death. "Night Vision" helicopter is ready for the preparation phase, ' Oli posted on his official twitter handle. People had fractured bones and many had head injuries", Mr Das added. "Our security agencies are waiting for favourable weather conditions [sic]", Prime Minister's Chief Advisor Bishnu Rimal was quoted as saying.

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