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World News Corbynista left splits over Brexit referendum
Author: 0 Corbynista left splits over Brexit referendum

Ministers have made "substantive" moves in Brexit talks with Labour aimed at breaking the deadlock in parliament over Theresa May's deal, it was claimed yesterday. A Labour source said Tuesday's meeting of the party's National Executive Committee was not likely to agree something beyond the current stance, which would mean Labour would not hold another vote if it secured its Brexit plan.

World News Venezuela's Guaido calls for uprising in video with troops
Author: 0 Venezuela's Guaido calls for uprising in video with troops

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino wrote on Twitter that the armed forces remained "firm" in defending the "legitimate" government and that all units were under "normal" military command. Following Mr Guaido upraising, who came a few months after Mr Maduro was re-elected for a second term with elections the opposition has branded rigged, the Government has been trying to cripple the self-proclaimed interim president's chances of success.

World News Barr threatens to no-show at House judiciary hearing over format
Author: 0 Barr threatens to no-show at House judiciary hearing over format

In response, the Justice Department has said they will make the full report , minus grand jury material, available to a limited group of members - an offer that Democrats have so far refused. "The chutzpah of telling us how the hearing is going to be structured and then threatening to walk goes directly to our working thesis that (Barr) is interested in carrying water for the president but not interested in providing answers to the public", the aide said.

World News SIPRI: Ukraine's military expenditure grows by 21% in 2018
Author: 0 SIPRI: Ukraine's military expenditure grows by 21% in 2018

A big picture of global military spendings showed that it increased for the second year in a row to the highest level since 1988 until when the records are available. "The tensions between countries in Asia as well as between China and the United States of America are major drivers for the continuing growth of military spending in the region", according to Siemon Wezeman, a senior researcher with the SIPRI AMEX programme.

World News Trump sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to block subpoenas
Author: 0 Trump sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to block subpoenas

The Trumps want a federal judge to declare the subpoenas unlawful and enforceable. The filing claimed the subpoenas were issued to "harass" Trump and "to ferret about for any material that might be used to cause him political damage". "This unprecedented stonewalling will not work, and the American people deserve better". Earlier this month, the bank said it was "committed to providing appropriate information to all authorised investigations in a manner consistent with our legal ...

World News Man Arrested For Allegedly Keeping Knives At Japan Prince's School Desk
Author: 0 Man Arrested For Allegedly Keeping Knives At Japan Prince's School Desk

Television images showed Akihito in a traditional robe entering the main Shrine of Kashikodokoro for a shrine ritual that partially was released to the public. Naruhito, 59, will become emperor in separate ceremonies on May 1. "I'd like to thank the emperor for his hard work", said 76-year-old Hironari Uemara, visiting Tokyo from Okayama in western Japan.

World News Boeing CEO defends 737 Max flight control system
Author: 0 Boeing CEO defends 737 Max flight control system

At Boeing's annual meeting in Chicago on Monday, one audience member asked Mr Muilenburg: "Can you admit that the design was flawed?" Both fatal accidents occurred shortly after takeoff and have been linked to the 737 MAX's Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System ( MCAS ) that can automatically lower an aircraft's nose if it deems stalling to be imminent.

World News US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns
Author: 0 US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns

After Comey was sacked, Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the investigation. In his letter to the president, Rosenstein lauded the Department of Justice for making "rapid progress in achieving the Administration's law enforcement priorities reducing violent crime, curtailing opioid abuse, protecting consumers, improving immigration enforcement, and building confidence in the police while preserving national security and strengthening federal efforts in other ...

World News US Army veteran arrested for plotting LA mass attack
Author: 0 US Army veteran arrested for plotting LA mass attack

Mark Steven Domingo allegedly sought to detonate improvised explosive devices containing nails this past weekend at a rally in Long Beach that was organised by a white nationalist group. When asked if he planned to get caught, he answered " Martyrdom, bro ", according to NBC, quoting from the indictment. He was charged with providing material support to terrorists.

World News Islamic State chief Baghdadi appears for first time in five years
Author: 0 Islamic State chief Baghdadi appears for first time in five years

Written script at the start of the video dates it to earlier in April, and he can be seen sitting cross-legged on the floor giving an address to several aides with their faces covered. The video was published by the network's al-Furqan media group on messaging service Telegram and initially picked up by the SITE intelligence group.

World News North and South Korea mark Moon-Kim summit anniversary with different tones
Author: 0 North and South Korea mark Moon-Kim summit anniversary with different tones

Peace on the Korean Peninsula "will entirely depend on the United States future attitude ", Kim Jong Un was quoted as saying by North Korea's official news agency KCNA on Friday. The two leaders had earlier attended a gala dinner where they toasted each other and watched traditional musical numbers and dancing performed by Russian artists.

World News Whale Harassing Norwegian Ships Likely Trained by Russia, Experts Say
Author: 0 Whale Harassing Norwegian Ships Likely Trained by Russia, Experts Say

An image taken by Jørgen Ree Wiig of the Norwegian Director of Fisheries shows a white whale wearing a harness as it swims next to a Norwegian fishing boat. Ree Wiig said "people in Norway's military have shown great interest" in the harness. He explained, "We know that in Russian Federation they have had domestic whales in captivity and also that some of these have apparently been released".

World News Trump accuses NY attorney general of illegally investigating NRA
Author: 0 Trump accuses NY attorney general of illegally investigating NRA

Throughout the convention, NRA members said they remain deeply suspicious of the news media and see investigations by Democratic officials in NY state as biased. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel didn't show up, instead providing a letter offering his resignation. North, who has served on the NRA board for more than two decades, said there was a "clear crisis" within the organization that "needs to be dealt with immediately and responsibly so the NRA can continue to focus on protecting the ...

World News Fact-checking Trump's claim 'I never told Don McGahn to fire Mueller'
Author: 0 Fact-checking Trump's claim 'I never told Don McGahn to fire Mueller'

President Donald Trump is flatly refusing to cooperate in numerous US congressional probes of himself and his administration, taking a defiant stance that could trigger protracted court fights with House of Representatives Democrats. The report cited "McGahn's clear recollection" that the president directed him to tell Rosenstein that "Mueller has to go". Not surprisingly, the biggest block of those who say they are more likely to oppose Trump for re-election is among Democrats.

World News Baltimore limps along as mayor's scandal keeps unfolding
Author: 0 Baltimore limps along as mayor's scandal keeps unfolding

She also made $300,000 in bulk sales to other customers including two health carriers that did business with the city of Baltimore . That lawyer said that they were served a subpoena as part of a federal investigation. The only way a sitting mayor can be forced out now is if the officeholder is convicted of a crime . The president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System resigned Friday amid an investigation into questionable business dealings involving board members, ...

World News Sri Lanka bans veils after Easter terrorist bombings
Author: 0 Sri Lanka bans veils after Easter terrorist bombings

There were originally a total of eight blasts hitting four hotels and three churches, with the first taking place at around 8.45am on Easter Sunday (1.45pm AEST). Both are hospitalized and under police guard. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the two wounded were identified as the wife and daughter of Mohammed Zahran.

World News Imperious Eliud Kipchoge makes history in London Marathon win
Author: 0 Imperious Eliud Kipchoge makes history in London Marathon win

Kenya's Kipchoge made it an incredible 11 marathon wins from 12 races, leading from start to finish to come home in a time of two hours, two minutes and 37 seconds - 58 seconds off his own world record set past year in Berlin. "I am definitely disappointed but Kipchoge's time was incredible". Farah fell away shortly after the halfway mark and came across the line sluggish and tired, three minutes and one second off the victor.

World News Spain's Socialist leader Sanchez claims election victory
Author: 0 Spain's Socialist leader Sanchez claims election victory

But the Popular Party (PP), which received less than 17% of votes, is losing nearly half its seats, dropping from 137 to 65. "The future has won and the past has lost", Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told supporters outside his party headquarters in Madrid.

World News 8 shot, 1 fatally, in latest Baltimore shooting
Author: 0 8 shot, 1 fatally, in latest Baltimore shooting

Harrison said the shooting was not connected to the two churches near the location. "I want to make that very clear", Young said. The victim said he was near Grantley Avenue and Garrison Avenue in Northwest Baltimore when he heard four or five gunshots and realized he was shot.

World News Brazilian model dies after collapsing on catwalk at Sao Paulo Fashion Week
Author: 0 Brazilian model dies after collapsing on catwalk at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

The organisers said in a statement, 'SPFW has just received the news of the death of model Tales Soares , who suddenly took ill during the Ocksa show'. Mr Soares was employed by prestigious Brazilian agency Base MGT , which issued a statement denying drugs played a part in his death. The model - who also went by the name Tales Cotta - was praised for his "exemplary behavior" in a tribute on Instagram by his agency, Base MGT.

World News Late April snow hits the Upper Midwest; 15 million under alerts
Author: 0 Late April snow hits the Upper Midwest; 15 million under alerts

Two weeks ago, Wisconsin was covered in snow. Winter weather has not ended for areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Snow started to fall on the Cloud Gate sculpture, also known as The Bean, in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday. Sunday in the metro will be cloudy, with rain returning Sunday night and lingering into Monday. He added that the I-90 corridor could see 1 to 4 inches of snow.

World News Brigid Kosgei Wins The 2019 London Marathon, Vivian Cheruiyot Finishes Second
Author: 0 Brigid Kosgei Wins The 2019 London Marathon, Vivian Cheruiyot Finishes Second

The 42-year-old, who now competes for Australia where she resides, led the women's race at the halfway stage and went on to clock a personal best 2:24.11. Kosgei said: "The wind was a problem for me today". The beginning of the race had been particularly slow but when Kosgei sparked into life and broke away around the 20-mile mark Cheruiyot fought bravely to stay in contention.

World News Broken Quebec dike forces hundreds of evacuations northwest of Montreal
Author: 0 Broken Quebec dike forces hundreds of evacuations northwest of Montreal

In the east coast province of New Brunswick, floodwaters were starting to stabilize and even drop, but a forecast for more rain prompted concerns the situation could again worsen. Greg MacCallum, director of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, said flooding forecasts have dipped slightly and may not reach last year's levels, but warned they are still well above the flood stage.

World News PepsiCo's action against Gujarat farmers is 'brazenly wrong': Ahmed Patel
Author: 0 PepsiCo's action against Gujarat farmers is 'brazenly wrong': Ahmed Patel

The next hearing on the case is scheduled on June 12, as reported by The Hindu . PepsiCo , the owner of Lay's potato chips, is suing a small group of Indian farmers for growing a potato variety they say they belongs to them alone. This variety of potatoes is used by PepsiCo to manufacture potato chips under the brand name "Lays". Multinational food and beverages firm, PepsiCo India offered to settle lawsuits against farmers in Gujarat on Friday.

World News White house hopeful of US-Japan trade deal by May-end
Author: 0 White house hopeful of US-Japan trade deal by May-end

During the meeting with Trump, Abe said Japan has put no tariffs on American autos while "the United States has put on the 2.5 percent tariff on the Japanese autos". Despite a warm personal relationship with Abe, Trump has repeatedly complained about the United States trade deficit with Japan, which stood at $67.6 billion in 2018.

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