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Security alert in Tripoli as militia advances

Security alert in Tripoli as militia advances UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is now staying in Tripoli after going there to discuss a possible resolution to the country's political crisis that would end the confrontation between the eastern and western parts of Libya . On April 14, a UN-sponsored "national dialogue" conference will be held in Libya's western town of Ghadames with the aim of hammering out a political "roadmap" for th... [Full Article...]

Tsipras's visit to Macedonia: A new start in relations between two countries

Tsipras's visit to Macedonia: A new start in relations between two countries Leaders and ministers from the two countries signed multiple friendship agreements to establish embassies in both capitals, ease trade barriers and for the Greek military to police North Macedonia's airspace. The two leaders will address a business conference later Tuesday. Prior to the Tsipras' arrival, Zaev told the AFP news agency that some 500 million euros in new Greek investment would ... [Full Article...]

Potential source of methane on Mars discovered

Potential source of methane on Mars discovered Scientists still aren't sure how methane is removed from the atmosphere and becomes trapped in permafrost. The detection was made by the Fourier PFS spectrometer about 15 years after the probe's initial 2004 detection of trace amounts of methane in the Martian atmosphere. [Full Article...]

Democrats vote to subpoena Mueller report

Democrats vote to subpoena Mueller report It's unclear from the reports how many members of Mueller's team , which included 19 lawyers and 40 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, have expressed frustration with Barr. Since the delay, the House judiciary committee have approved subpoenas to access the document. In December, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said regarding the Mueller report: "So what I'm afraid is going to happe... [Full Article...]

Democrat Mayor Pete celebrates raising US$7 million this year

Democrat Mayor Pete celebrates raising US$7 million this year We (you) are out-performing expectations at every turn. Given the first-day hauls of rivals such as Bernie Sanders and Beto O'Rourke, he's likely to be outraised during the quarter, though it's an impressive amount for a little-known 37-year-old mayor of a small town who is trying to break through a crowded field of better-known Democrats. [Full Article...]

FEC files second complaint against Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, campaign manager

FEC files second complaint against Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, campaign manager He cited recent testimony from the chiefs of staff of the Army, Air Force, and Navy to the House Armed Services Committee, on which he sits. " Climate change is real", Gaetz told ABC News in an interview. Ocasio-Cortez has cosponsored 148 bills in the 116 Congress and has sponsored just one, the Green New Deal , which gained plenty of traction before failing in the Senate. [Full Article...]

Australian arrested over New Zealand shooting massacre to face 50 murder charges

She said representatives of the Australian federal police and intelligence agencies would appear later on Thursday and would confirm "this is not a new issue for them" and they have been looking at it. New Zealand Police announced the fresh charges against Brenton Harrison Tarrant , 28, in a written statement on Thursday afternoon. Tarrant earlier dismissed lawyer Richard Peters, who was assi... [Full Article...]

Teen says he is IL child missing for eight years

Teen says he is IL child missing for eight years He said he escaped and kept running across a bridge in Kentucky . A police report filed by a Sharonville detective summarized a dramatic story of escape from kidnappers, which Vanover said was told to Sharonville police by officials in Campbell County, Kentucky. [Full Article...]

UPDF, US embassy launch joint operation as kidnappers demand Shs1.8 billion

UPDF, US embassy launch joint operation as kidnappers demand Shs1.8 billion The park is 200 miles west of Uganda's capital city of Kampala and located near Uganda's border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. "We strongly believe the perpetrators and victims could still be trapped within our search area, and we are hopeful that our efforts will lead to their successful recovery", she said, adding that people shouldn't be discouraged from visiting the national park in ... [Full Article...]

House chairman asks IRS for 6 years of President Trump's tax returns

House chairman asks IRS for 6 years of President Trump's tax returns Rep. Richard Neal of MA, whose committee has jurisdiction over tax laws, issued a statement Wednesday announcing the request, which he has been considering for months. "But until such time as I'm not under audit, I would not be inclined to do it". That was the explanation Trump used during the campaign for refusing to release his tax returns. [Full Article...]

USA welcomes China's expanded clampdown on fentanyl

USA welcomes China's expanded clampdown on fentanyl USA authorities list all fentanyl-related products in the most unsafe class of drugs. Still Liu repeated China's denial of responsibility for the US's deadly opioid crisis, saying USA allegations of large scale trafficking from China "lack evidence and are contrary to the facts". [Full Article...]

China grapples with forest blaze that killed 30 firefighters

China grapples with forest blaze that killed 30 firefighters Rescue operations and fire containment efforts are still ongoing. Officials said that 689 firefighters were dispatched to put out the fire in Muli county, which started on Saturday, but contact was lost on Sunday with 30. Firefighters try to extinguish fire near Honghuaerji Town in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Almost 3,000 firefighters doused another forest fire in the ou... [Full Article...]

Agriculture Department to stop testing on kittens

Agriculture Department to stop testing on kittens USDA officials announced on Tuesday that toxoplasmosis research will no longer use cats to study the effects of the parasite. The agency chose to end its research program after White Coat Waste Project , a watchdog organization that works to stop taxpayer-funded experiments on animals, published its "USDA Kitten Cannibalism" report . [Full Article...]

Turkey not choosing between Russian Federation, others: FM

Turkey not choosing between Russian Federation, others: FM The Trump administration tried enticing Turkey to scrap its reported $2.5 billion deal with Moscow by making a counter-offer: in January, American officials let Ankara know it could buy Raytheon's $3.5 billion Patriot surface-to-air missile system at a discount valid until the end of March. [Full Article...]

US halts F-35 equipment to Turkey, protests buy from Russia plan

US halts F-35 equipment to Turkey, protests buy from Russia plan USA officials told their Turkish counterparts they will not receive further shipments of F-35 related equipment needed to prepare for the arrival of the stealthy jet, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Monday. Turkey has engaged with U.S. negotiators in recent days about buying the Patriot system, a person familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity. [Full Article...]

Chinese woman charged with illegally entering Mar-a-Lago

Chinese woman charged with illegally entering Mar-a-Lago We'll probably find out soon enough: Zhang has was charged [ PDF ] on Monday with making false statements to a federal officer, and entering restricted property. The mystery woman managed to trick the agents by claiming she wanted to swim at the West Palm Beach country club's pool on Saturday. Zhang is being represented by public defender Robert Handler. [Full Article...]

Biden Promises To 'Be More Mindful' About Respecting Personal Space

Biden Promises To 'Be More Mindful' About Respecting Personal Space A 59-year-old writer DJ Hill told the newspaper that at a fundraising event in 2012 Mr Biden put his hand on her shoulder and then started dropping it down her back, which made her "very uncomfortable". He added: "I may not recall these moments the same way, and I may be surprised at what I hear". "The idea that I can't adjust to the fact that personal space is important, more important than it'... [Full Article...]

Algeria's President Bouteflika 'Resigns'

Algeria's President Bouteflika 'Resigns' The Defence Ministry communique referred to Bouteflika's entourage as a "gang" and said it had made "fraud, embezzlement and duplicity its vocation". Bouteflika dropped his re-election bid in March, after weeks of protests, and said he would step down instead. [Full Article...]

Ethiopian Airlines pilots initially followed Boeing procedures pre-crash

Ethiopian Airlines pilots initially followed Boeing procedures pre-crash Reports Wednesday morning say the Ethiopian Airlines pilots turned off the system created to prevent the plane from stalling - but somehow it then started again. The newspaper said pilots turned electric power back on after cranking a manual wheel that turned the same movable surfaces on the plane's tail that MCAs had affected. [Full Article...]

Indian satellite destruction created 400 pieces of debris, endangering ISS

Indian satellite destruction created 400 pieces of debris, endangering ISS NASA on Monday criticised India for the test, describing it as a "terrible, terrible" thing that had endangered the International Space Station ( ISS ) and led to the creation of almost 400 pieces of orbital debris . Last week, India's prime minister Narendra Modi hailed the country's achievements as a "historic feat". "At the end of the day, these activities are not sustainable or compa... [Full Article...]


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