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Israel announces return of body of soldier missing since 1982 Lebanon war

Israel announces return of body of soldier missing since 1982 Lebanon war Netanyahu said he asked Putin two years ago to help in the search for the remains of the missing men. The identity was also verified by IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal Karim, Conricus said. Sgt Baumel's remains were repatriated via a third country after an operation by Israeli intelligence agencies. Israel is still technically at war with Lebanon and Syria. [Full Article...]

Uganda : an American tourist and her driver abducted in a natural park

Uganda : an American tourist and her driver abducted in a natural park A day later, soldiers have fanned out along the porous border with the DRC, but as night fell, police said they believe the pair remain in the country. The park reopened in February. Security forces are responding to the incident. "From their camp in the park, they just got into a vehicle and went out", he said. [Full Article...]

New Zealand mosque shooter to face 50 murder charges

New Zealand mosque shooter to face 50 murder charges This morning, Judge Mader ordered that two assessments would be carried out to determine the state of the suspect's mental health. He was not required to submit a plea. " As the case is before the court, the police are not in a position to comment further ". "He can still give evidence.that's possible, but if he's represented by lawyers and it goes to trial he won't be asking questions of people". [Full Article...]

NY man threatened to kill Minn. Congresswoman

NY man threatened to kill Minn. Congresswoman Carlineo told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents he is a patriot, that he loves President Trump and hates radical Muslims in government , the complaint stated. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both. Omar's office and U.S. Capitol Police did not immediately respond to requests for comment. [Full Article...]

Four-legged whale fossil discovered on Peruvian coast

Four-legged whale fossil discovered on Peruvian coast Because the earliest whale fossils come from India and Pakistan , it is thought that whales first made the transition from land back into water in south Asia some 50 million years ago. Pieces of four-legged whales were found in Egypt, Nigeria, Togo, Senegal and Western Sahara, but they were so fragmented that it was impossible to decisively conclude whether they could swim. [Full Article...]

Brexit: UK asks European Union for further extension until June 30

Brexit: UK asks European Union for further extension until June 30 A copy of UK Prime Minister Theresa May's letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, April 5, 2019 . Indeed, Labour's Brexit spokesman, Keir Starmer, said Friday after three days of talks that the government is not showing any willingness to change its approach and find common ground. [Full Article...]

USA revokes entry visa for ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

USA revokes entry visa for ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda Bensouda's office on April 5 confirmed US authorities revoked her visa but said the ICC prosecutor would continue her duties "without fear or favor". "The U.S. has not joined the ICC because of its broad, unaccountable powers, and its threat to our sovereignty", his March 15 tweet said. Bensouda has been investigating alleged war crimes by all parties in the conflict in Afghanistan since Novem... [Full Article...]

Visiting border, Trump to push again on immigration

Visiting border, Trump to push again on immigration I'll do one or the other. On Friday, he tweeted that tariffs would be slapped on Mexican-built cars "if for any reason Mexico stops apprehending and bringing the illegals back to where they came from". He will still remain acting director, they said. As Trump promotes his signature campaign promise as the solution to the recent surge of migrant families crossing the border, here are questions ... [Full Article...]

Iran: The West Turns Up the Sanctions Heat

Iran: The West Turns Up the Sanctions Heat The Trump administration is now in consultations with the importers ahead of a May 2 deadline when the waivers expire. Whatever the outcome of those negotiations, South Korean refiners are preparing for low Iranian condensate intake as the USA plans to reduce the amount of oil it permits Iranian oil buyers to continue importing in line with its goal to cut the country's oil exports to zero. [Full Article...]

UK finance minister says govt open to Brexit compromise with opposition

UK finance minister says govt open to Brexit compromise with opposition Most politicians, economists and business groups think that leaving the world's largest trading bloc without an agreement would be damaging for the European Union and disastrous for the U.K. "The only reasonable way out would be a long but flexible extension". "I am optimistic that we will reach some form of agreement with Labour", he said, adding he expected the exchange of "some more texts t... [Full Article...]

Trump again claims his father was born in Germany

Trump again claims his father was born in Germany Friedrich Trumpf (later known as Frederick Trump) arrived in the USA from his native Germany in 1885 at 16, U.S. immigration records show. Fred Trump was the son of a German immigrant, but was born in NY. Or he may not have one, but I will tell you this: "If he wasn't born in this country, it's one of the great scams of real time". "Both of my parents are from the European Union, despite th... [Full Article...]

Leaving Libya, UN chief warns against 'bloody confrontation' in Tripoli

Leaving Libya, UN chief warns against 'bloody confrontation' in Tripoli Forces loyal to Hifter, who commands the self-styled Libya National Army that's based in the country's east, took control overnight Wednesday April 3, 2019, of the town of Gharyan, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Tripoli, without major clashes. [Full Article...]

Australia will imprison social media executives

Australia will imprison social media executives The Labor party combined with the Coalition to pass the law, despite Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus saying that the legislation was " poorly drafted " earlier this week. "Guilty until proven innocent". The Australian parliament has approved legislation making it a criminal offence to not remove " abhorrent violent material expeditiously", the communications minister announced. [Full Article...]

Let's be open to credible Brexit proposals from Britain: Ireland's Varadkar

Let's be open to credible Brexit proposals from Britain: Ireland's Varadkar Dr Merkel is expected to express strong solidarity with the Irish government, but - no doubt - she will also question the Taoiseach about how Ireland hopes to achieve its twin objectives, in a no deal scenario, of protecting the EU's Single Market while also ensuring there's no return to the borders of the past. [Full Article...]

Jacinda Ardern pays for a woman's grocery shopping

Jacinda Ardern pays for a woman's grocery shopping A mother-of-two had reached the checkout, with her children in tow, and was about to pay for her shopping when she realised she'd left her wallet at home. Speaking to media today, Ardern confirmed she had paid for a mother's groceries when asked about it. The 38-year-old had her own daughter Neve last June , becoming only the second prime minister in the world to give birth while in office, and... [Full Article...]

MIT halts collaborations with Huawei, ZTE over probe on Chinese tech companies

MIT halts collaborations with Huawei, ZTE over probe on Chinese tech companies Projects funded by people or groups from China , Russia , and Saudi Arabia , those involving work in these countries, and collaborations with people or entities from the countries, would also be subject to "elevated-risk" reviews, they added. [Full Article...]

Germany: Mosque Attack Suspect Sent Money to French Group

Germany: Mosque Attack Suspect Sent Money to French Group Making his second court appearance since his arrest on the day of the attack, the former NSW resident will face 50 counts of murder and 39 of attempted murder, police have confirmed. The hearing was carried out under strict media conditions, including a ban on photography or video recording, as dozens of reporters filled the room, some seated in the jury box to make space. [Full Article...]

European Union opposes move to strip Venezuela's Guaido of immunity

European Union opposes move to strip Venezuela's Guaido of immunity The speaker of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, called on Thursday to a mass popular mobilization in this capital on April 6 to defend the Bolivarian Revolution. Russian officials have scoffed at USA demands to withdraw military personnel, saying their presence in Venezuela is fully legitimate. "The (Constituent Assembly) is once again demonstrating it is s... [Full Article...]

Dragon island Komodo in Bali for tourists sealants to protect the animals

Dragon island Komodo in Bali for tourists sealants to protect the animals Construction on the new Asia section of the North Carolina Zoo should begin early next year, but some of the animals that will live there are already arriving. While the island is closed to tourists, conservationists plan on examining the animal's food supply chain, work on preserving plant species that are native to Komodo, as well as conduct a survey of the dragon's natural environment. [Full Article...]

Tusk considers 'flexible' Brexit extension

Tusk considers 'flexible' Brexit extension The option could be presented to May at a EU summit on Brexit on April 10 in Brussels and if accepted, Britain would have to hold elections to the European Parliament in May, the official said. He said Britain could still accept the stalled deal negotiated by Mrs May, reiterating it was "the only way" for Britain to leave the bloc in an orderly way. [Full Article...]


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