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Some Calgary flights cancelled after Canada grounds Boeing 737 MAX jets

Some Calgary flights cancelled after Canada grounds Boeing 737 MAX jets USA pilots have complained about the 737 Max , saying its systems have limited their control, according to a confidential US government report. Two Israelis were killed in the crash, and members of an emergency response team from the country said they are frustrated because they have not been able to access the crash site. [Full Article...]

Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for climate activism

Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for climate activism Her strikes, held daily before Sweden's national election and on Fridays afterwards, inspired students worldwide to call on their own elected officials to take decisive action to mitigate the worst effects of climate change . There are 301 candidates (223 individuals, and 78 organizations) for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize , according to the Nobel Foundation. "We are striking because marginalized... [Full Article...]

House demands that upcoming Mueller report be made public

House demands that upcoming Mueller report be made public The House of Representatives voted to pass a non-binding resolution calling for the public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report into the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election . "Nothing has been presented ... that Mr. Barr wouldn't do what the regulation says". But the effort did not move forward after Republican Sen. Nevertheless, the Demo... [Full Article...]

Islamic Jihad in Gaza fires two rockets at Tel Aviv area

Islamic Jihad in Gaza fires two rockets at Tel Aviv area Iron Dome air defense system intercepted one of the rockets, while the second one landed in an open area. It said there were no reports of casualties or damage. Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees, two smaller Gaza armed factions, also denied responsibility. Sources in the Gaza Strip said that Hamas ordered all its men to abandon their bases and offices in anticipation of an Is... [Full Article...]

Britain's Brexit drama faces parliament judgement day

Britain's Brexit drama faces parliament judgement day The backstop effectively keeps Britain in the EU's customs union - and therefore unable to strike free trade deals with other countries around the world, ruining a key prize for staunch Brexit supporters. Many Eurosceptic Conservatives are likely to follow the lead of the Democratic Unionists, but Nigel Dodds, the DUP Westminster leader, requested more information about an "extremely important... [Full Article...]

IPhone ‘shields man from bow and arrow attack’ in Nimbin, NSW

IPhone ‘shields man from bow and arrow attack’ in Nimbin, NSW The arrow pierced the phone, saving the man from serious injury. The incident began when the attacker, carrying a bow and arrow, confronted the man outside his house, police said. The 43-year-old was left with a small laceration that did not require medical treatment. The man picked up his phone to take a picture of the scene when the armed man "was ready to fire", police said. [Full Article...]

One former British soldier will face charges over Bloody Sunday

One former British soldier will face charges over Bloody Sunday The victims' families, as well as the British, Irish and U.S. governments, saw the findings as a step toward healing one of the biggest wounds left by the four-decade conflict in Northern Ireland that left 3700 people dead. However, the government has proposed legislation to widen the programme to offences taking place from 1968, meaning any Bloody Sunday prosecutions would be eligible. [Full Article...]

Facebook reportedly under criminal investigation for secret data-sharing deals

Facebook reportedly under criminal investigation for secret data-sharing deals This is according to “two people familiar with the requests” who remain anonymous. The Times had previously reported on its finding that Facebook had partnered with companies, including smartphone makers, and allowed them to access the private data of hundreds of millions of its users without their permission - and even in ways that appear to have intentionally avoided asking for permiss... [Full Article...]

Theresa May’s Brexit revisions appear headed for defeat in British House vote

Theresa May’s Brexit revisions appear headed for defeat in British House vote There could be three Brexit votes happening this week, depending on the results. Here are the scenarios that might, in theory, play out in the coming days. Conservative MP Dominic Grieve remained critical, however, saying that he would not back May's deal. European Parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt tweeted: "Brexit was about taking back control". [Full Article...]

Book reveals reported Tom Brady joke Donald Trump made to Robert Kraft

Book reveals reported Tom Brady joke Donald Trump made to Robert Kraft The new book by Vicky Ward - who has published investigative books on NY real estate mogul Harry Macklowe as well as the Lehman Brothers - called " Kushner Inc ." not only details the couple's accent, but also their role as "chief enablers" to President Trump. [Full Article...]

Alleged New York mob boss gunned down on Staten Island

Alleged New York mob boss gunned down on Staten Island At this time, police have made no arrests and Cali's death is under investigation. But Cali told his brothers that while he was moved by their support, he would not accept the promotion to run the family's billion-dollar concerns. The Gambinos" rise to become one of the most powerful mafia families in America started in 1957, when the family's namesake, Carlos Gambino - an Italian immigrant - orch... [Full Article...]

Beto O’Rourke heading to Iowa, fueling speculation about White House bid

Beto O’Rourke heading to Iowa, fueling speculation about White House bid O'Rourke and his team shot a video released Monday to promote an Iowa Democrat running in a state Senate special election and O'Rourke will go to the state this weekend to participate in a get-out-the-vote event. The developments underscore how quickly O'Rourke - a little-known congressman before he raised $80 million in his Senate run against Cruz - is assembling a national team, something othe... [Full Article...]

Beto O’Rourke to Announce 2020 Presidential Bid

Beto O’Rourke to Announce 2020 Presidential Bid The 46-year-old Democrat was the US Senate nominee but narrowly lost to Republican rival Senator Ted Cruz in 2018. O'Rourke begins a three-day Iowa trip on Thursday. "I'm a capitalist", O'Rourke told reporters last month. "I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents", O'Rourke said of his hometown in a text to TV station KTSM, which first reported his entry into th... [Full Article...]

8 killed in mass shooting in southern Brazil school

The attackers appeared to be in their early to mid-20s, and authorities don't believe they were former students, the governor said. Around 15 others were injured in the shooting, which took place at the Raul Brasil public school in Suzano, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo in southeast Brazil. [Full Article...]

The body of missing backpacker in Guatemala has been found

The body of missing backpacker in Guatemala has been found Guatemalan police, local residents and British people in the country helped search for Shaw near the area where the puppy was found over the weekend. A puppy which Ms Shaw took with her when she left the accommodation was found at the peak of the hiking trail on Friday morning. Other challenges in the search also included communication issues due to lack of power in the area. [Full Article...]

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes killing all 157 people onboard

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes killing all 157 people onboard The crash was likely to renew questions about the 737 Max 8, the newest version of Boeing's single-aisle airliner, which was first introduced in 1967 and has become the world's most common passenger jet. The cause of that crash is still under investigation. There was a huge smoke that we couldn't even see the plane. Kenya lost 32 people, more than any country. [Full Article...]

Not designating Masood Azhar as global terrorist against peace

Not designating Masood Azhar as global terrorist against peace The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, the United Kingdom and the USA on February 27, days after a suicide bomber of the Jaish-e-Mohammed ( JeM ) killed 44 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama , leading to a flare-up in tensions between India and Pakistan . [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen's attorney sends letter clarifying pardon testimony

Michael Cohen's attorney sends letter clarifying pardon testimony At a public hearing last month, Whitaker denied a report by CNN that Trump "lashed out" at him about the Cohen investigation in NY. One thing that Nadler said he had questions about was whether Trump had "lashed out" at Whitaker after Cohen, Trump's former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and lying to Congress. [Full Article...]

Rep. Pelosi: Trump "Not Worth" Impeaching

Rep. Pelosi: Trump Numerous stories focused on insults the Speaker threw at President Trump during her interview with the Washington Post magazine. It was Pelosi's most direct comment yet on Trump's possible impeachment, a topic she has dealt with cautiously as it carries the potential to sharply split Democrats and the public ahead of next year's White House and congressional elections. [Full Article...]

Trump Makes Conspiracy Claim About 'Fake Melania' Conspiracy Theory

Trump Makes Conspiracy Claim About 'Fake Melania' Conspiracy Theory Trump tweeted Wednesday decrying a fourth estate which, he argues, is " getting more deranged with time! ". Co-host Sunny Hostin noted that Melania Trump "is a very tall, statuesque woman" yet looked "kind of short" in Alabama. Co-host Ana Navarro said that "political reality is so absurd, you would nearly believe anything. One woman lost ten people in her family because I saw all the people ... [Full Article...]


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