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Binyamin Netanyahu shaken by corruption charges weeks from Israeli poll

Binyamin Netanyahu shaken by corruption charges weeks from Israeli poll Netanyahu, 69, has maintained his innocence throughout the process, describing the investigations as "a witchhunt", and polls have shown that Israelis either believe in his innocence or not depending on their own political leanings. Although President Trump didn't appear to be aware of the indictment, he still expressed his support of the Israeli leader while in Vietnam. "I can say this: tha... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump Doesn't Understand How The Minimum Wage Works

Ivanka Trump Doesn't Understand How The Minimum Wage Works They want the ability to be able to secure a job. "Workers are often paid far less than the value they create", Ocasio-Cortez continued. "So I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want", she said . [Full Article...]

Tlaib Continues to Defend Rhetoric About Racism: It Was ‘Teachable Moment’

However, the Michigan Democrat told CNN's "New Day" that she thinks Meadows committed a racist "act". Michael Cohen's long-awaited hearing before the House Oversight Committee became combative on Wednesday afternoon - for reasons that had little to do with the content of Cohen's testimony. [Full Article...]

ByteDance's TikTok hit with $5.7 million fine over child privacy

ByteDance's TikTok hit with $5.7 million fine over child privacy The 1998 law, called Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, sharply limits the collection of personal data of online users younger than 13, but regulators in the past have been unsure of how to apply the law to general-interest sites, as opposed to ones specifically directed at children. [Full Article...]

Here’s how the U.K.’s parliamentary Brexit debate will work

Here’s how the U.K.’s parliamentary Brexit debate will work Brexit spokesman Matthew Pennycook appeared to suggest the party is ready to act, tweeting it is "now time to wholeheartedly get behind efforts to facilitate a new public vote that includes the option of staying in the EU". But anti-Brexit campaigners will hope that he will now give his full support to the People's Vote cause. But the opposition Labour Party announced it would now support a new ... [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Guaido to visit Brazil in bid to keep pressure on Maduro

Venezuela's Guaido to visit Brazil in bid to keep pressure on Maduro Washington earlier on Monday targeted Venezuela with new sanctions and called on allies to freeze assets of its state-owned oil company PDVSA. "Last week, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova alleged that the Kremlin had received intelligence indicating that Washington is considering the purchase of high-grade military equipment for the Venezuelan opposition". [Full Article...]

Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony on SNC-Lavalin affair, political reaction

Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony on SNC-Lavalin affair, political reaction On Wednesday, the same day that Wilson-Raybould testified before the parliamentary Justice Committee about the events that preceded her move from attorney general to the veterans affairs portfolio, Wilson again had strong words for Trudeau , accusing him of "retreating into a corner" after the prime minister said he was "definitely not in agreement" with the former minister's account of events. [Full Article...]

Cairo Train Crash Kills 25 After Fight Between Conductors

Cairo Train Crash Kills 25 After Fight Between Conductors Flames have spread to nearby buildings, causing them to collapse, after the train slammed into the platform on Wednesday. Egypt's railway system has a poor safety record, mostly blamed on decades of badly maintained equipment and poor management. [Full Article...]

Pell Taken Into Custody for Sex Crimes

Pell Taken Into Custody for Sex Crimes Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell will spend his first night behind bars on Wednesday after he was remanded into custody pending sentencing for sexually abusing two choir boys in Australia two decades ago. Pell was a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, an ideological body within the Catholic Church that has long attacked LGBTQ equality. [Full Article...]

High winds cut power to thousands

High winds cut power to thousands More than 65,000 power outages were reported around upstate New York Monday morning as high winds rattled the region for a second day. On Sunday afternoon, the Niagara River ice boom broke, which allowed for ice build-up on Lake Erie to break free and flow into the river. [Full Article...]

Explainer: What the Geneva Convention says about treatment of Prisoners of War

Explainer: What the Geneva Convention says about treatment of Prisoners of War The conventions are the body of worldwide laws that regulate the conduct of armed conflict and seek to limit its effects. "On Twitter too, " Geneva Convention " and "#SayNoToWar" were top trends with messages calling for the tensions between India and Pakistan to be toned down. [Full Article...]

China again calls for restraint amid tensions between India and Pakistan

China again calls for restraint amid tensions between India and Pakistan One of the downed planes crashed in Pakistan's part of Kashmir while the other went down in an Indian-controlled section of the Himalayan region, Pakistan's army spokesman Maj. Meanwhile, the hashtag #SayNoToWar emerged on social media, with citizens of both countries calling for peace. "Nothing is solved through war and no conflict has ever been settled through war". [Full Article...]

American hostage in Yemen 'reunited' with family

American hostage in Yemen 'reunited' with family Governments often urge families and the media not to make public the details of kidnappings and hostage-taking until their release. "Danny's recovery reflects the best of what the United States and its partners can accomplish", Trump said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Chubby Rat Stuck in Manhole Cover Rescued by Fearless Firefighters

Chubby Rat Stuck in Manhole Cover Rescued by Fearless Firefighters A fat rat almost lost its life after getting stuck in a sewer grate in Bensheim, Germany. "The fire department's operation was completed after a good 25 minutes", said the Auerbach fire department. "[It] took a small look back [as if to] say thank you very much, and yes, I know I have to do a diet", he tells Chiu. In response, Mr Sehr said: "Even animals that are hated by many deserve respect". [Full Article...]

Pakistan's conflict with India could spiral into nuclear war, says Imran Khan

Pakistan's conflict with India could spiral into nuclear war, says Imran Khan Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said the "sole goal of this action was to demonstrate our right, will and capability for self defense". For its part, Islamabad denied that any of its jets were struck and said that it managed to capture two Indian pilots . Indian air force spokesman Anupam Banerjee in New Delhi said he has no information on Pakistan's statement. [Full Article...]

Fake Miracle: Pastor Alph Luka reported to Police for fraud

Fake Miracle: Pastor Alph Luka reported to Police for fraud Did you know? NAIJ.com (naija.ng) is now- Legit .ng We have updated to serve you better. He said if one does not have papers as they are claiming in the circulating videos, there is still a repatriation procedure that they were supposed to follow. [Full Article...]

Vatican Cleric, Guilty Of Sexually Abusing Boys, Removed From Top Post

Vatican Cleric, Guilty Of Sexually Abusing Boys, Removed From Top Post The Australian media had been unable to report on the trial until Tuesday as the judge had placed a suppression order on the case. As a correspondent, my job is to tell people what's happened. Asked if Pell's previous treatment of paedophiles - including the notorious priest Gerald Ridsdale - demonstrated that Pell did not take the issue of child sexual abuse seriously, Mr Abbott said he could ... [Full Article...]

Afghan Civilian Deaths Rise to New High in 2018

Afghan Civilian Deaths Rise to New High in 2018 The report said civilian casualties at the hands of Afghan and global forces were up significantly in 2018 compared to 2017. In fact, the battle against the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL) forces in the country is witnessing a new resurgence on a scale not seen in the last decade. [Full Article...]

Iran's president rejects resignation of his foreign minister

Iran's president rejects resignation of his foreign minister Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani, center, attends a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Revolutionary Guard commanders in Tehran , Iran, September 18, 2016. The Guard's website later quoted Soleimani as offering his support to the foreign minister. The son of a wealthy family, Zarif overcame hard-line objections and Western suspicions to str... [Full Article...]

USA and Taliban Begin Highest Level Afghanistan Negotiations Yet

USA and Taliban Begin Highest Level Afghanistan Negotiations Yet The talks in Doha, the fourth time Taliban officials have met with USA negotiators in recent months, were expected to focus on the details of two issues that both sides said they had reached an agreement on in principle last month. "This could be a significant moment", he added. Tribal elders and political leaders are set to sit down for a grand council in Afghanistan on March 17 to delibera... [Full Article...]


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