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Russia, Armenia sending humanitarian aid to Iran flood survivors

Russia, Armenia sending humanitarian aid to Iran flood survivors Several tons of food, water pumps and medicine have arrived from Kuwait, according to IRNA, Iran's state-run news service. About 1,900 cities and villages have been affected by floods after exceptionally heavy rains since March 19. "The regime blames outside entities when, in fact, it is their mismanagement that has led to this disaster". We stand ready to provide any humanitarian assistance req... [Full Article...]

US Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen resigns amid Trump anger over border

US Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen resigns amid Trump anger over border Customs and Border Protection, would serve as acting secretary. US President Donald Trump announced on Monday that US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is stepping down. She dutifully pushed Trump's immigration policies, including funding for his border wall, and defended the administration's practice of separating children from parents, telling a Senate committee that removing ... [Full Article...]

Brexit: I had no choice but to approach Labour - May

Brexit: I had no choice but to approach Labour - May That is the basis for a compromise that can win a majority in Parliament and winning that majority is the only way to deliver Brexit. The Prime Minister wrote to European Council president Donald Tusk on Friday requesting the delay to Brexit, which would otherwise happen at 11pm on April 12. [Full Article...]

‘PM Narendra Modi’ Biopic Cleared For Release on India’s Election Day

‘PM Narendra Modi’ Biopic Cleared For Release on India’s Election Day Ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, along with Jyotiraditya Scindia will on Monday address three rallies jointly in the Western region of Uttar Pradesh . We are contesting to punish terrorists and separatists, Congress fighting polls to give them leeway", said PM Modi. -BJP took several steps to crackdown on black money. [Full Article...]

Brexit still far, but United Kingdom issues passports without European Union label

Some people have received the old burgundy passports because authorities have stocks of the older ones. Britain has already "left" the European Union - if the wording on new British Passports is to be believed. The new production contract is to begin in October 2019, with the passports now being issued without reference to the European Union on them still in the burgundy colour. [Full Article...]

An Everglades record: largest female python captured in Big Cypress

An Everglades record: largest female python captured in Big Cypress A 17-foot-long female python was pulled from Florida's Everglades last week, and was caught after researchers followed the signals of male pythons equipped with radio transmitters, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Researchers said the work done at Big Cypress is focused on getting control of the pythons, who are disturbing the species that live there. The Resource Management staff would like to t... [Full Article...]

UK starts issuing passports without 'European Union' on cover

UK starts issuing passports without 'European Union' on cover The statement reads: "Burgundy passports that no longer include the words "European Union" on the front cover will be introduced from 30 March 2019". "There's certainly a whole lot we lose". While Tom Hatton tweeted: "You're lucky when I renewed earlier this year, I received one with European Union still spat on it!" You will not be able to choose whether you get a passport that includes the w... [Full Article...]

American tourist and her driver abducted in Uganda have been found alive

American tourist and her driver abducted in Uganda have been found alive The Uganda Police Force has confirmed that the two have been found alive and in good health. Their kidnappers had demanded a US$500,000 ransom for their release, but it was not known if any money was paid or if the abductors had been arrested. [Full Article...]

Kirstjen Nielsen to resign as Homeland Security Secretary

Kirstjen Nielsen to resign as Homeland Security Secretary The announcement came shortly after Nielsen met with Trump privately at the White House to discuss her future. Nielsen was viewed as resistant to some of the harshest immigration measures supported by the president and his aides, particularly senior adviser Stephen Miller , both on matters around the border and others like protected status for some refugees. [Full Article...]

Greek police clash with migrants, block access to border route

Greek police clash with migrants, block access to border route New tensions erupted on Saturday outside a migrant camp in northern Greece between migrants and Greek police who prevented them from advancing towards the border with North Macedonia . It has been estiamted that more than 70,000 refugees and migrants have been trapped in Greece since Balkan countries along the northward overland route to Western Europe sealed their borders in March 2016. [Full Article...]

United States expected to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization

United States expected to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization The administration's potential move, first reported by the Wall Street Journal , would mark an escalation in USA posture toward Iran. A day earlier, The Wall Street Journal quoted unnamed officials and said President Donald Trump's administration would announce the long-mulled decision as soon as Monday and that concerned defence officials were bracing for the impact. [Full Article...]

Treasury's Malpass as next president

Treasury's Malpass as next president David Malpass , a United States Treasury official, was unanimously chosen to be the next president of the World Bank on Friday. In the next five years, the new president will head all organizations of the World Bank group, including the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. [Full Article...]

Kudlow says Trump not hurting Fed’s independence

Kudlow says Trump not hurting Fed’s independence He tried to divert the conversation by gushing over the Trump economy, but Varney pressed, saying "so you put your guys on to the federal reserve, you politicize the fed and the president gets his way with the Federal Reserve". "A lot of market participants and investors agree with us", Kudlow said. The president's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow , told Bloomberg News that both potential nom... [Full Article...]

Germany calls on Haftar to end military operations

Germany calls on Haftar to end military operations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his special envoy, Ghassan Salameh, met in Tripoli with the internationally-recognized government's head, Fayez al-Sarraj. The UN is holding a conference this month in the southwestern city of Ghadames to discuss a political solution to prepare the country for long-delayed elections and to avoid a military showdown. [Full Article...]

Man Arrested For Allegedly Calling In Death Threat To Ilhan Omar's Office

Man Arrested For Allegedly Calling In Death Threat To Ilhan Omar's Office Carlineo identified himself and gave contact information to Omar's staff during the call. Omar's office and U.S. Capitol Police did not immediately respond to requests for comment. She has received multiple threats to her life and safety, a part of the ongoing criticisms and attacks she has faced since she made comments criticizing Israel, which some saw as "anti-Semitic". [Full Article...]

India planning another act of aggression against Pakistan, says Qureshi

India planning another act of aggression against Pakistan, says Qureshi He addressed a press conference in Multan , Qureshi said the ambassadors of the permanent members of the UN Security Council [China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and United States] in Islamabad had been informed about "the plan" two days ago. [Full Article...]

U.S. President Trump says has not read Mueller report

U.S. President Trump says has not read Mueller report US President Donald Trump was a vocal critic of the investigation into his campaign. He claimed that they found no obstruction either. On March 22, Mueller completed his 22-month probe and Barr sent a four-page letter to Congress two days later outlining the main findings. [Full Article...]

Rhino poacher killed by elephant, then eaten by lions in South Africa

Rhino poacher killed by elephant, then eaten by lions in South Africa Ranger Don English led the team out again at first light on Wednesday having reassured the distraught poacher's family he would do his best to recover the body. "It holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that", he said. Four other members of the illegal hunting party were arrested and are expected to appear in court soon. [Full Article...]

At least eight held in Saudi crackdown

At least eight held in Saudi crackdown It also marks the first major crackdown since the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October , which sparked unprecedented worldwide scrutiny of the kingdom's human rights record. -Saudi citizens. Saudi Arabia has conducted a series of crackdowns on dissidents since Prince Mohammed bin Salman was elevated to Crown Prince in June 2017. [Full Article...]

Brussels fears bad-boy Britain as it plans long extension

Brussels fears bad-boy Britain as it plans long extension Talks between the British government and the main opposition Labour party aimed at breaking the deadlock over Brexit continue, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Saturday, adding he expected to reach "some form of agreement". Many within the Conservative Party are increasingly anxious that any delay obliging Britain to again take part in elections for the European parliament on May 23-26 wo... [Full Article...]


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