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Israeli election on course for dead heat

Israeli election on course for dead heat Both Netanyahu and Gantz declared victory overnight before the final results came in. Blue and White candidate Benny Gantz has refused to concede the Israeli general elections. "The skies may look overcast.but they can not hide the sun of hope that we have brought to the Israeli people and society", Gantz, 59, wrote in an open letter to supporters. [Full Article...]

China And North Korea Open New Border Crossing

China And North Korea Open New Border Crossing The China-DPRK Jian-Manpo highway connection is for passenger and cargo transport and hosts an advanced customs facility, the China News Service said. At a plenary session a year ago, Kim formally announced a "new strategic line" of focusing on economic progress and improving North Koreans' lives, rather than the previous two-pronged approach of both economic and nuclear weapons development. [Full Article...]

China agrees to discuss state subsidies to firms to allay European Union concerns

China agrees to discuss state subsidies to firms to allay European Union concerns Last week, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted President Xi Jinping for a summit , though he also invited German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the EU's Juncker for one leg of the meeting. European Union powers such as France and Germany are growing ever more uneasy with the project after populist-led Italy joined the scheme, becoming the first G7 member to do so. [Full Article...]

Libya's Tripoli gov't orders arrest of 'sleeper cells'

Libya's Tripoli gov't orders arrest of 'sleeper cells' Haftar's troops began an advance on Tripoli last week, striking positions of armed forces loyal to the GNA at the city's defunct worldwide airport on Tuesday. Rival leaders agreed previous year to hold elections before December 10, 2018 under a French plan, but that vote never materialized. The UN's human rights commissioner has warned attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Libya co... [Full Article...]

Julian Assange arrested by British police at Ecuadorean embassy

Julian Assange arrested by British police at Ecuadorean embassy Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks , accused Ecuador authorities of gathering thousands of photographs and videos, which then found their way into the hands of a group in Spain, who were demanding $3 million (2.7 million euros) not to publish them. [Full Article...]

Merkel says backs longer Brexit delay than London seeking

Merkel says backs longer Brexit delay than London seeking British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would now keep working to get her withdrawal agreement approved by parliament to ensure an orderly split, saying her goal was to leave "as soon as possible". She said in Brussels tonight that she would not pretend that the next few weeks would be easy. "June is not a cliff-edge, or a moment to take new decisions, it must be clear", Tusk said. [Full Article...]

Army raids headquarters of Omar al-Bashir's Islamic movement in Khartoum

Army raids headquarters of Omar al-Bashir's Islamic movement in Khartoum One of the "iconic" photos taken by local photographer Lana Haroun in Khartoum on Monday shows her standing atop a vehicle with a sea of protesters keenly listening in, majority with their smartphones in hand, recording as she passionately delivers her message of "revolution". [Full Article...]

Brexit delayed until October 31 when all your nightmares will come true

Brexit delayed until October 31 when all your nightmares will come true French pressure also tightened clauses referring to Britain not disrupting European Union affairs if it stays in longer and a reference to a June 20-21 European Union summit taking stock of the position again. Mr Barclay insisted the Prime Minister did not want to see a lengthy delay, which was why the Government was asking only for an extension to the end of June. [Full Article...]

After bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh to witness first assembly election on Thursday

After bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh to witness first assembly election on Thursday Voting is taking place in all parliamentary constituencies of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep, and Uttarakhand . The leader of Opposition and YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy an aspirant for the Chief Minister's post is fighting his second Assembly election from his family's pocket borough Pulivendul... [Full Article...]

HK activists face jail after being convicted

HK activists face jail after being convicted The District Court found all nine defendants, who include movement initiators Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man, and the Rev. Chu Yiu-ming, guilty of causing a "public nuisance" by encouraging the protests . In the almost five years since the Occupy protests, democracy advocates, diplomats and business leaders have expressed grave concerns over what they say is Beijing's tightening grip on the territory'... [Full Article...]

Boeing orders and deliveries tumble as Max jet is grounded

Boeing orders and deliveries tumble as Max jet is grounded The company froze deliveries of the aircraft in mid-March after a fatal crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet led to the global grounding of the narrow-body model. Airlines that own the Max, however, are paying a price. Apart from affecting the company itself the cuts may take a toll on Boeing suppliers such as Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, which produces fuselages for the plane, and engine maker CFM ... [Full Article...]

Bodies of American couple missing in Dominican Republic believed found

Bodies of American couple missing in Dominican Republic believed found Dominican Republic National Police Col. Frank Felix Duran Mejia told CNN that an unconscious woman was found lying on the route that led to the global airport in Santo Domingo. Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenelle were supposed to return to NY from the Dominican Republic on March 27, said Moore's half-sister, Lashay Turner , who said she reported him missing two days later after the couple d... [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel calls for Brexit delay of 'several months'

Angela Merkel calls for Brexit delay of 'several months' European Union leaders are set to grant Britain a long extension of Article 50 - the mechanism that notifies the EU that the United Kingdom will leave the bloc - at an emergency summit on Wednesday. 'It would amount to a deliberate decision to frustrate the clearly-expressed will of Parliament as a matter of the rule of law'. Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the talks had been "open and c... [Full Article...]

Man inspired by Islamic State planned truck attack near Washington DC

Man inspired by Islamic State planned truck attack near Washington DC According to the detention memo , for two years, Henry has harbored "hatred" for those who don't practice the Muslim faith. He parked the U-Haul and walked around until he found what he considered an ideal spot for an attack, in a popular part of National Harbor. [Full Article...]

Israel's Beresheet Spacecraft Just 2 Days Away From Moon Landing

Israel's Beresheet Spacecraft Just 2 Days Away From Moon Landing Also note: All photos in this article were captured by the Beresheet spacecraft in transit to the moon! Recently, Beresheet and moon passed close enough to each other with the gravity of the moon. It's expected that they will land on the moon on April 11th, 2019. Of the seven nations that have entered the moon's orbit , only the U.S., Russian Federation and China succeeded in landing on the m... [Full Article...]

First F-35 outside U.S. crashed into the sea

First F-35 outside U.S. crashed into the sea There was no word yet on the fate of the pilot on board, Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya said on Wednesday. Eight ships and seven aircraft, including a U.S. local time. So far, the United States and all other countries flying the F-35 say they'll continue to fly their planes. The F-35 family of jets are the first to combine radar-evading stealth technology with supersonic speeds and the abili... [Full Article...]

Trump's Treasury Secretary Tried It, But Auntie Maxine Finished It (And Him)

Trump's Treasury Secretary Tried It, But Auntie Maxine Finished It (And Him) Experts disagree, saying nothing prevents him from following a decadeslong tradition of transparency among presidents, though Mr. Trump is digging in for a legal battle over the information. Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters , D-Calif., citing a long list of Trump administration officials who have departed, pressed Mnuchin on whether he was anxious about being fired if he complied w... [Full Article...]

Trump discussed Iran, human rights with Saudi crown prince: White House

Trump discussed Iran, human rights with Saudi crown prince: White House USA media recently reported that the family had received compensation for the murder from the Saudi government. President Donald Trump spoke by telephone with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia , even as USA lawmakers, including some in his party, hold the ruler responsible for the killing of the columnist Jamal Khashoggi last fall and have demanded tougher penalties against the kingdom. [Full Article...]

United States forces: 3 Marines based in Fort Devens killed, Afghan contractor wounded

United States forces: 3 Marines based in Fort Devens killed, Afghan contractor wounded Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania. They were assigned to the 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division of the Marine Corps Reserve, based in Fort Devens, Massachusetts. The wounded were evacuated and are receiving medical care, the statement said. Staff Sgt. Slutman was a married father of three children. Officials did not immediately respond to questions about how many members of... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Block 5 Rocket, Unveiled In The First Official Image

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Block 5 Rocket, Unveiled In The First Official Image The Falcon Heavy megarocket, the most powerful booster now in use, is set to launch the Arabsat-6A communications satelliteinto orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida today at 6:35 p.m. As of this posting, the company's latest update notes that tomorrow's weather forecast provides an 80 percent chance of favorable conditions for launch. [Full Article...]


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