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Global Media British PM Theresa May asks European Union to delay Brexit until June 30
Author: 0 British PM Theresa May asks European Union to delay Brexit until June 30

The EU has already agreed to move back the original March 29 deadline to April 12 to give May more time to win backing from MPs for the deal she negotiated with the EU, which they have rejected three times. "The official added that Tusk went on to say: "And even if this were not possible, then the United Kingdom would still have enough time to rethink its Brexit strategy".

Global Media French President Insists EU Will Never Abandon Ireland
Author: 0 French President Insists EU Will Never Abandon Ireland

Mr Coveney made the comments as efforts intensify to find a way through the Brexit impasse with the April 12 deadline looming. But he indicated Britain has limited options, with the only "orderly manner" being a scenario where the British parliament accepts the deal Prime Minister Theresa May's negotiators agreed to after two years of talks with the EU.

Global Media House Judiciary panel approves subpoenas for Mueller report
Author: 0 House Judiciary panel approves subpoenas for Mueller report

Kupec said. House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) on Wednesday slammed the Democrats' subpoena threat to get their hands on Robert Mueller's full Russian Federation report, including "any accompanying exhibits, annexes, tables, appendices, other attachments and all evidence referenced in the report" and "underlying evidence".

Global Media European Union will allow United Kingdom citizens visa-free access
Author: 0 European Union will allow United Kingdom citizens visa-free access

But the text of legislation itself triggered a bitter row in Brussels , after member states - at Spain's urging - referred in a footnote to the draft to Gibraltar as a "colony of the British crown". An anti-Brexit protester demonstrates outside the Houses of Parliament in London , Britain, April 3, 2019. May received a boost when a move by some lawmakers to take control of business in the House of Commons for a third round of votes on Brexit options was blocked.

Global Media Black, gay woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote
Author: 0 Black, gay woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote

Chicago voters chose attorney Lori Lightfoot to be the city's next mayor. "Out there tonight a lot of little girls and boys are watching. They're watching us. That path will have major challenges. As the next mayor, her new responsibilities will be to tackle crime and police-community relations to enhance the quality of life and encourage people to move to the city, Arthur Lurigio, a professor of psychology and criminal justice at Loyola University Chicago told the CNN .

Global Media U.S. VP Pence warns Turkey against buying Russian air defenses
Author: 0 U.S. VP Pence warns Turkey against buying Russian air defenses

In a letter to leading appropriators, House members called for fresh language last week restricting U.S. funding to support the jets if Turkey buys the S-400. "It would store data on the F-35 just by its mere presence in Turkey, and then that data would be consistently updated by Russians who visit Turkey".

Global Media Bernie Sanders to appear in Fox News town hall meeting
Author: 0 Bernie Sanders to appear in Fox News town hall meeting

That followed U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders , who raised $5.9 million in his first day - and later disclosed he had raised $10 million in a week. Hoping to solidify their positions as top-tier candidates in the eyes of voters, the Democratic presidential hopefuls began releasing first quarter fundraising totals this week, ahead of an April 15 deadline set by the Federal Election Commission.

Author: 0 Chinese woman accused of trying to infiltrate Mar-a-Lago

Zhang told the Secret Service agents at the reception area that she was at the club for a United Nations event, but a Mar-a-Lago receptionist knew no such event existed and confirmed that she was not a member of the club . Yujing Zhang , 32, got through multiple layers of security at the US president's West Palm Beach resort over the weekend by pretending she didn't speak English well, was confused about her destination, and was there to attend a US-China worldwide event.

Global Media Trump intends to cut foreign aid to 3 Central American nations
Author: 0 Trump intends to cut foreign aid to 3 Central American nations

Nearly immediately, the State Department announced that it would put an end to foreign assistance programs in the region contemplated in fiscal years 2017 and 2018. El Salvador could do more '. Sen. Ben Cardin said President Trump " s call for closing the U.S. -Mexico border to address the immigration crisis "makes no sense'.

Global Media Whistleblower: Trump team overruled 25 security clearance denials
Author: 0 Whistleblower: Trump team overruled 25 security clearance denials

She told them that 25 individuals, including two current White House officials, were granted security clearances after they were denied by career employees. White House adviser Jared Kushner sat down with Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Monday in a wide-ranging interview. Rep. Jim Jordan of OH, the committee's ranking Republican, said in a statement that Cummings' probe is a "partisan attack" and an "excuse to go fishing" through personnel files.

Global Media Turkey elections pave way for bad economic choices
Author: 0 Turkey elections pave way for bad economic choices

AKP took almost 45% of the votes after 90% of the more than 194,000 ballot boxes were counted, according to the state broadcaster TRT. A supporter of Justice and development party (AKP) holds a banner picturing Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a rally near the headquarters of the conservative AKP party on March 31, 2019.

Global Media Welch: Trump health care turnaround blindsided GOP
Author: 0 Welch: Trump health care turnaround blindsided GOP

The GOP turmoil over health care has come as a boon to Democrats, who are looking to change the subject from special counsel Robert Mueller's conclusion that the Trump campaign did not conspire with the Russian government to sway the 2016 election.

Global Media Donald Trump celebrates the end of the Mueller report on 'SNL'
Author: 0 Donald Trump celebrates the end of the Mueller report on 'SNL'

Said De Niro's Mueller: "As for conspiracy or collusion , there were several questionable incidences involving the president's team, but we can not prove a criminal connection". Barr released a four-page letter that he says summarizes the report's key findings . But Baldwin's Trump wasn't anxious, and used Mueller's report as an opportunity to gloat.

Global Media Brexit demonstrators burn European Union flag in Parliament Square
Author: 0 Brexit demonstrators burn European Union flag in Parliament Square

May has raised the prospect of a long delay to Brexit because of the deadlock in parliament where she does not have a majority. Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson - a likely contender to replace May as Conservative leader - tweeted that rejecting it risked "being forced to accept an even worse version of Brexit or losing Brexit altogether".

Global Media Israel reopens Gaza crossing as mediators push for deal
Author: 0 Israel reopens Gaza crossing as mediators push for deal

The Israeli army said it was responding to protesters hurling stones and grenades at the border fence. The fatal shooting came hours before Palestinians were to hold a large rally, capping a year of weekly marches against the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza , imposed after the 2007 takeover of the territory by Hamas .

Global Media Four lessons of Theresa May's third Brexit defeat
Author: 0 Four lessons of Theresa May's third Brexit defeat

British lawmakers have rejected the government's divorce deal with the European Union for a third time, leaving the date and terms of the U.K.'s departure from the bloc uncertain. Now that MPs have voted against the deal, few believe her leadership can survive, and various potential contenders have begun jockeying for position.

Global Media Linda McMahon Resigns As Head Of US Small Business Administration
Author: 0 Linda McMahon Resigns As Head Of US Small Business Administration

Politico reports that McMahon is expected to leave the Trump administration as early as today. Trump named McMahon as the head of his SBA back in December 2016. But she has known Trump for decades, and contributed $5 million to Trump's family charity, nearly all of it in 2007. Unlike other cabinet officers who have been scorched by the white-hot light of media scrutiny and Democratic criticism, McMahon has largely avoided negative publicity.

Global Media Christchurch terror attack memorial service: Kindness the cure, PM says
Author: 0 Christchurch terror attack memorial service: Kindness the cure, PM says

It was hosted in the city's centrally located Hagley Park , the western fringes of which run parallel to Al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue. Thousands of people, as well as dignitaries from almost 60 countries who sent representatives, gathered in a park across the Al Noor mosque , where 42 of the 50 people were killed during the attack, reports Efe news .

Author: 0 Lawmakers introduce bill to admit Puerto Rico as 51st State

Does it feel that way sometimes? Trump claimed on Thursday he has "taken better care of Puerto Rico than any man, ever", rebutting claims he's ignored the island's plight after Hurricane Maria . " "(CNN ) Tensions are escalating between President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico's governor over disaster relief efforts that have been slow in coming for the still-battered island after Hurricane Maria.

Global Media Boeing 737 plane crash: Findings out on Ethiopian Airlines disaster
Author: 0 Boeing 737 plane crash: Findings out on Ethiopian Airlines disaster

Officials probing the crash in Ethiopia of a Boeing 737 Max have preliminarily concluded that a flight-control feature automatically activated before it crashed, the Wall Street Journal says. The information was presented Thursday to U.S. authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the source said. After faulty readings from specific sensors regarding the plane's pitch, the pilots were forced to counter the aircraft's automated anti-stall system (MCAS), which ...

Global Media Pentagon Authorizes $1 Billion for Border Fence, Roads After Emergency Declaration
Author: 0 Pentagon Authorizes $1 Billion for Border Fence, Roads After Emergency Declaration

In response, Trump declared a national emergency last month, clearing the way for the president to take money from the Pentagon's construction budget and drug forfeitures and use it for wall construction. More importantly, the authority is limited to $75 million. In internal Pentagon memos obtained by the Los Angeles Times , US Marine Corps Commandant Robert Neller said troop deployments to the border had forced the cancellation of some training exercises.

Global Media Two dead, several injured after gunman opens fire in Seattle
Author: 0 Two dead, several injured after gunman opens fire in Seattle

While being chased by the police, the accused rammed his stolen vehicle into another auto, with a 70-year-old driver, who was killed instantly. None of the victims were immediately identified. After a brief standoff, officers took the gunman into custody. "He was walking down Sand Point Way just firing at anything - just without any regard, just kept firing", Barrett said.

Global Media US House to vote to override Donald Trump veto
Author: 0 US House to vote to override Donald Trump veto

But Republicans insisted Trump had acted legally under a 1976 law known as the National Emergencies Act, under which previous presidents had declared dozens of emergencies. Fourteen Republicans joined Democrats in voting for an override, the New York Times reports. But Democratic Representative Adam Smith, the Armed Services Committee's chairman, said Tuesday the panel did not approve the proposed use of Pentagon funds.

Global Media Sen. Sinema issues statement opposing
Author: 0 Sen. Sinema issues statement opposing "Green New Deal" initiatives

Three Democrats and independent senator Angus King of ME ultimately joined all 53 Republicans in opposing the plan . Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called the vote a " sham " hours before it occurred, because Republicans refused to schedule hearings, hear expert testimony, or work on a bipartisan compromise resolution, according to USA Today .

Global Media Saudi Arabia condemns US Golan move
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia condemns US Golan move

The five members - Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, and Poland - issued a joint statement after U.S. President Donald Trump's Monday proclamation to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the territory that Israel seized from Syria in 1967 and annexed in 1981.

Global Media India says it successfully test-fires anti-satellite weapon
Author: 0 India says it successfully test-fires anti-satellite weapon

India's Mars Mission cost less than the budget of the Hollywood space blockbuster " Gravity ". The technological feat was conducted responsibly in a low-earth orbit (LEO) ensuring that the space debris burns out harmlessly in weeks, according to a handful of defence experts who spoke about it with The Hindu .

Global Media Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing at Orlando International Airport
Author: 0 Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing at Orlando International Airport

The FAA grounding allows for airlines to fly 737 Max aircraft that don't have passengers, and Southwest is gradually shifting its 34 Max jets to Victorville. The shares dropped as much as 3.1 per cent following initial reports of the Southwest plane's emergency landing. "This is part of our ongoing effort to share more details about our plan for supporting the safe return of the 737 MAX to commercial service", Boeing said.

Global Media Thailand's pro-army party says aims to form government after election
Author: 0 Thailand's pro-army party says aims to form government after election

Opposition party Pheu Thai, the former governing party ousted by the coup, appeared on course to win the most seats. As Thai voters select their next government in the wake of nearly five years of direct military rule, critics have slammed the voting system, accusing the junta of rigging results to favor pro-military political groups.

Global Media Mike Pence calls out top 2020 Democrats for skipping AIPAC
Author: 0 Mike Pence calls out top 2020 Democrats for skipping AIPAC

And he also took a shot at two other freshman Democrats who are critical of Israel , Representatives Rashida Tlaib of MI and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York: "By the way, there are 62 freshman Democrats". "The State of Israel, founded upon that profound and transcendent premise, must never be allowed to fail". "Anti-Semitism has no place in the Congress of the United States of America", Vice President Mike Pence told the crowd .

Global Media Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested for extortion, fraud
Author: 0 Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested for extortion, fraud

ET. Michael Avenatti's charges in NY stem from a threat he made to Nike . The complaint alleges that Avenatti threatened to "release damaging information" about the company in a news conference if Nike didn't pay him "millions of dollars" to handle the case.

Global Media Republicans cheer, Democrats scoff as Mueller details emerge
Author: 0 Republicans cheer, Democrats scoff as Mueller details emerge

Mr Barr's summary said Mr Mueller found no evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation, despite multiple offers from individuals associated with Russian Federation. Mueller's office, which interviewed hundreds of witnesses and used dozens of Federal Bureau of Investigation agents over 22 months, "did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with Russian Federation", according to Barr's letter, which was handed over to ...

Global Media Israel opens fire on Gaza rally, killing 2 Palestinians
Author: 0 Israel opens fire on Gaza rally, killing 2 Palestinians

Israel said it doesn't feel bound by "an absurd, pro-Hamas and pro-terrorism report " that it said was voted on by "dictatorships and hypocrites". Israeli soldiers at the fence separating Gaza from Israel. The panel said over 6,000 people had been shot by military snipers using live ammunition to repel protesters. It added that 55 protesters were wounded.

Global Media Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements
Author: 0 Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements

Mr GebreMariam said he learned about the MCAS system after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an airworthiness directive following the Lion Air crash . The FAA concluded on March 13 that it saw similarities between the two crashes based on recently analyzed satellite data and evidence investigators found in the wreckage in Ethiopia.

Global Media Catholic priest stabbed while celebrating mass in church
Author: 0 Catholic priest stabbed while celebrating mass in church

No details were available on the identity of the suspect. A spokeswoman for the church says Rev. Claude Grou was released from hospital last night and says he is doing well under the circumstances. Prosecutor Geneviève Bélanger said they requested the psychosocial evaluation to get a sense of the suspect's mental state. Messages of sympathy filled social media.

Global Media Potential to see Northern Lights this weekend across Great Lakes region
Author: 0 Potential to see Northern Lights this weekend across Great Lakes region

Typically, people in the mainland USA will have to travel hundreds of miles to Alaska or Canada to catch an aurora. Also known as the aurora borealis , the natural phenomenon is normally visible over Iceland or north of Norway. It's predicted that the lights will show its stunning array of lights across the north and north-east of Scotland on this evening around 9pm, as a solar storm makes it's way to earth.

Global Media Inter-American Development Bank leaves China in Venezuela row
Author: 0 Inter-American Development Bank leaves China in Venezuela row

The U.S. had already sanctioned scores of top Venezuelan officials and has blocked U.S. banks from doing business with Venezuela , putting a financial strangle-hold on the cash-strapped country. Earlier on Thursday, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton criticized via Twitter the reported arrest of Marrero, saying that the arrest "will not go unanswered ".

Global Media Hundreds gather at Ponsonby mosque for two-minute silence for terror attacks
Author: 0 Hundreds gather at Ponsonby mosque for two-minute silence for terror attacks

Khalid Mustafa and his 15-year-old son Hamza were the first of 50 victims in the shootings at two mosques in the southern New Zealand city to be buried on Wednesday. Following the memorial more than 5000 people made their way to the Memorial Park Cemetery for the mass burial of 26 mosque victims, and another man who died returning to his Dunedin home after mourning his uncle's death with family.

Global Media Time to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory
Author: 0 Time to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Trump tweeted early Thursday afternoon. He recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, and the Trump administration moved the US embassy to Jerusalem in May. Trump's Golan Heights announcement came as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Jerusalem. "Ultimately, the final status of the territory will have to be determined by a negotiated agreement".

Global Media North Korea quits liaison office with South Korea
Author: 0 North Korea quits liaison office with South Korea

Her warning followed a U.S. The office was established after Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the DMZ for an historic summit previous year, which was followed by a meeting between Kim and US President Donald Trump in Singapore.

Global Media Robert Mueller's report is in: How long till we see it?
Author: 0 Robert Mueller's report is in: How long till we see it?

There were reports that Barr may brief Congress on the report's contents as soon as this weekend. He offered no details of Mueller's findings. "Attorney General Barr will determine the appropriate next steps ", said the president's personal attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow in a joint statement.

Global Media Kamala Harris: 'I'm open' to abolishing Electoral College
Author: 0 Kamala Harris: 'I'm open' to abolishing Electoral College

And Warren says "we need to be an America where voting matters for everyone". Securing 270 electoral votes wins the presidency. The Electoral College routinely threatens or produces perverse outcomes, where the will of the voters is thwarted by an ill-considered 18th-century electoral device.

Global Media Stacey Abrams being debated as Biden's VP pick
Author: 0 Stacey Abrams being debated as Biden's VP pick

A third source with direct knowledge of Biden's plans offered a caveat, saying the former vice president was very close to running, but "it's not 100 percent". However, those advisers also say a move like adding Abrams to the ticket would help prove Biden "isn't just another old white guy ". First, it could be risky in the debates, as Biden might be asked why consideration of other Democrats - namely, those he's running against for the presidential nomination - wasn't appropriate.

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