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Canada allows Huawei CFO extradition case Canada allows Huawei CFO extradition case
- March 02, 2019

Trudeau's domestic troubles have attracted attention in Chinese state media due to his previous assertion that his government can not interfere in the case of a senior Huawei Technologies Co Ltd executive arrested in Canada and now fighting extradition to the United States. (more...)
India welcomes Pakistan's return of captured pilot as powers urge de-escalation India welcomes Pakistan's return of captured pilot as powers urge de-escalation
- March 02, 2019

Two Indian air force jets then responded, crossing the de facto border that divides Kashmir . Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that the country will free Indian Air Force ( IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman on Friday as a peace gesture amid escalating tensions between the two countries. (more...)
Emergency House debate held over SNC-Lavalin scandal Emergency House debate held over SNC-Lavalin scandal
- March 02, 2019

During her testimony on Wednesday, Wilson-Raybould said she catalogued 10 phone calls and 10 in-person meetings about the case , in which there were "express statements" made about the potential for "consequences" should she continue to pursue a trial instead of a DPA, which would allow SNC-Lavalin to pay a fine for their alleged bribery and fraud. (more...)
Trump ordered aide to give Kushner security clearance: NY Times Trump ordered aide to give Kushner security clearance: NY Times
- March 02, 2019

White House communications director Bill Shine (L), chief of staff John Kelly (C), and senior adviser Jared Kushner wait during a meeting between US President Donald Trump , House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office of the White House on December 11, 2018. (more...)
Egypt train fire: At least 20 people killed and 40 injured Egypt train fire: At least 20 people killed and 40 injured
- March 01, 2019

Egypt's transport minister Hisham Arafat later resigned. The fire is said to have been triggered by an exploding fuel tank on a speeding train that was heading into Ramses station in the centre of Cairo . At least 47 people were also injured, many in critical condition suffering severe burns. Egyptians have long complained that the government has failed to deal with chronic transport problems in the country, where roads are as poorly maintained as railway lines. (more...)
Young Republicans Have Mixed Feelings About Cohen's Testimony (HBO) Young Republicans Have Mixed Feelings About Cohen's Testimony (HBO)
- March 01, 2019

Cohen pleaded guilty past year to lying to Congress about the Moscow project, but Schiff said he answered all of the panel's questions. The onetime lawyer, who has been disbarred, said Trump directed him to lie about hush payments made to a porn actress to silence her claims of a 2006 affair with the real estate tycoon. (more...)
Pakistan brings captured Indian pilot to border
- March 01, 2019

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan , later announced his country would be releasing the Indian pilot taking captive during the military clashes. "The country is facing challenging times and it will fight, live, work and win unitedly". Pakistan's civil aviation authority says the country's air space remains closed for all domestic and global flights because of continuing tensions with neighboring India. (more...)
Drunk Russian sailor crashes right into South Korean bridge Drunk Russian sailor crashes right into South Korean bridge
- March 01, 2019

No injuries were caused during the crash, which reportedly happened at around 4.20pm Thursday, local time, when the ship hit the two-level Gwangan Bridge in Busan. Part of the vessel's rigging then bends downwards as the ship collides with the bridge. According to the KCG, the Seagrand arrived in Busan around 9am on Wednesday morning to unload 1,495 tons of iron pipes. (more...)
Girl, 7, battling brain tumour would love 'letters' from dogs Girl, 7, battling brain tumour would love 'letters' from dogs
- March 01, 2019

Seven-year-old Emma Mertens was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare brain tumor near the brain stem, on January 23. A GoFundMe set-up to help cover the Emma's medical expenses has nearly reached its $100,000 goal. As Emma powers through her radiation therapy and injections, the outpouring of support has been a very positive resource, her father said. Over the weekend, family friends thought asking the internet for dog photos to share might cheer the little animal lover ... (more...)
Mark Meadows' birther history puts the lie to his thoughts on race Mark Meadows' birther history puts the lie to his thoughts on race
- March 01, 2019

Rep. Brenda Lawrence , a Black Michigan Democrat, called Meadows' use of Patton insulting. The most illuminating moment came after Meadows told Lynne Patton , a HUD official, to stand like a mute prop so he could literally point to her presence to declare that President Donald Trump couldn't be racist because a black woman like Patton likes Trump. (more...)
Tory Minister George Eustice Quits Over 'Final Humiliation' Of Brexit Delay Tory Minister George Eustice Quits Over 'Final Humiliation' Of Brexit Delay
- March 01, 2019

Last month, MPs overwhelmingly rejected May's 585-page withdrawal agreement , negotiated over two years with her European counterparts. More than 500 MPs voted in favor of a motion by Labour Party MP Yvette Cooper on Wednesday that voiced support for the three-step plan, which foresees Parliament voting a second time on a revised version of May's Brexit deal by March 12. (more...)
Pakistan set to free Indian pilot to de-escalate tensions Pakistan set to free Indian pilot to de-escalate tensions
- March 01, 2019

Besides Pulwama , India also presented nine specific instances when JeM conducted rallies and religious congregations in Pakistan "right under the nose of the Pakistan government" to indoctrinate and recruit men by instigating them against India. (more...)
Israel intentionally shot children, medics in Gaza protests Israel intentionally shot children, medics in Gaza protests
- March 01, 2019

Yisrael Katz , acting foreign minister, said on Thursday that the investigation was "another hostile, mendacious and slanted report against the State of Israel". "Hamas has declared war on Israel and calls to kill Jews". It notes that of 183 Gazans killed by live ammunition since March 30, 2018 only twenty-two were proven members of armed groups like Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. (more...)
USA puts million-dollar bounty on Bin Laden's son USA puts million-dollar bounty on Bin Laden's son
- March 01, 2019

Evanoff. In 2011, U.S. special forces had killed the terrorist and the leader of Al-Qaeda Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. Osama bin Laden was killed during a USA military raid on May 2, 2011, in Abbottabad, Pakistan. He approved the attacks on the USA on September 11, 2001, in which almost 3,000 people were killed. The announcement said that since August 2015, Hamza has released audio and video messages on the Internet encouraging his followers to "launch attacks against the United States ... (more...)
Trump Reportedly Ordered John Kelly to Give Jared Kushner a Security Clearance Trump Reportedly Ordered John Kelly to Give Jared Kushner a Security Clearance
- March 01, 2019

Kushner the top-secret clearance. Peter Mirijanian , a spokesman for Kushner's attorney Abbe Lowell, said in an email that White House and security clearance officials previous year asserted that Kushner's clearance was "handled in the regular process with no pressure from anyone". (more...)
'Miracle' moment pastor Alph Lukau 'resurrects man from the dead' 'Miracle' moment pastor Alph Lukau 'resurrects man from the dead'
- March 01, 2019

The man who was allegedly resurrected in a video by Pastor Alph Lukau of Alleluia International Ministries has been identified as Brighton from Zimbabwe. Kings & Queens said they were approached by "alleged family members of the deceased" who allegedly said they had a dispute with another funeral provider. (more...)
Aerials of the Island-like Northern California Town Cut Off by Flooding Aerials of the Island-like Northern California Town Cut Off by Flooding
- March 01, 2019

Since Tuesday, the recent Pacific storm has brought over 132 millimetres of rain to the already saturated parts of Northern California . By 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Russian River had topped 32 feet, and is expected to increase to about 46 feet by Wednesday evening, according to forecasters. (more...)
Liberals steal former NDP leader's seat in Quebec by-election Liberals steal former NDP leader's seat in Quebec by-election
- March 01, 2019

Singh has been leading the federal NDP since October 2017, but without a seat in the house. His victory turned Outremont into a beachhead for the NDP, which helped to launch the so-called orange wave that swept the province in 2011 and boosted the party to official Opposition status for the first time in its history. (more...)
Britain`s Labour Party backs Brexit referendum Britain`s Labour Party backs Brexit referendum
- March 01, 2019

She is still in talks with Brussels over the Irish backstop policy in her plan - which aims to prevent a hard border returning to the island of Ireland - and has assured MPs they will get to vote again on the deal by 12 March - just 17 days before the UK's scheduled leaving date. (more...)
Brexit date can be extended but only for good reason - EU's Barnier Brexit date can be extended but only for good reason - EU's Barnier
- March 01, 2019

Mrs May caved in to pressure from pro-EU ministers to allow a vote on extending Article 50 and delaying Brexit if her deal is rejected by MPs a second time. Such a relationship would have meant that Britain would continue to allow European Union migrants to live and work in the United Kingdom, while withdrawing from the European Union legislature. (more...)
Trump, Kim Summit Collapses amid Failure to Reach Deal Trump, Kim Summit Collapses amid Failure to Reach Deal
- March 01, 2019

He said in exchange for partial sanctions relief, North Korea was willing to "permanently and completely dismantle all the nuclear material production facilities in the Yongbyon area, including plutonium and uranium in the presence of US experts". (more...)
THAI resumes flights to Europe via China airspace THAI resumes flights to Europe via China airspace
- March 01, 2019

India launched an air strike in Pakistan this week, allegedly in retaliation for a February 14 attack in which a Pakistan-based militant group killed 40 paramilitary troops in Indian Kashmir . Navy Rear-Admiral D.S. Gujral said the Indian Navy "remains ready on surface, under sea and air" against Pakistan. India's army said Pakistani soldiers were targeting almost two dozen Indian forward points with mortar and gunfire. (more...)
Vatican to open own investigation into accusations against Pell Vatican to open own investigation into accusations against Pell
- March 01, 2019

The news was made public in Australia on Tuesday when a gag order was lifted, sending shockwaves across the world and through the Catholic church. The pope "confirmed the precautionary measures which had been imposed by the local Ordinary" on Pell when he returned to Australia in 2017 to answer to the charges, Gisotti said Tuesday. (more...)
Robert Kraft enters not guilty plea Robert Kraft enters not guilty plea
- March 01, 2019

As you all well know, Kraft has been charged with soliciting prostitution at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida, and officials say there's video evidence of the 77-year old receiving oral sex in exchange for money. "A lot of women being brought in (to massage parlors) don't speak the language, are being deceived on the cost on their travel to the United States", Melhman-Orozco said in an interview on CBSN. (more...)
Pakistan says shot down two Indian aircrafts, sending Kashmir tensions soaring Pakistan says shot down two Indian aircrafts, sending Kashmir tensions soaring
- March 01, 2019

At least four Pakistani civilians were killed late on Tuesday in the cross-border fire between the two nuclear-armed South Asian rivals. The spokesman for the Pakistan Armed Forces, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, announced the news and said that they had arrested one of the pilots. (more...)
Mayawati calls PM Modi's video-conference ridiculous, betrayal of national sentiments Mayawati calls PM Modi's video-conference ridiculous, betrayal of national sentiments
- February 28, 2019

Twenty-one opposition parties expressed "deep anguish" over what they alleged was "blatant politicisation" of the sacrifices of armed forces and urged the government to take the nation into confidence on all measures to protect India's sovereignty, unity and integrity. (more...)
US Cyber Command beat back Russian troll farm during 2018 elections US Cyber Command beat back Russian troll farm during 2018 elections
- February 28, 2019

Russia's tactics are evolving, and some analysts were skeptical of the deterrent value on either the Russian troll factory or on Putin, who, according to U.S. Prigozhin, also personally charged by Mueller, has been dubbed "Putin's cook" by Russian media because his catering business has organised banquets for Russian President Vladimir Putin . (more...)
Prime minister to be indicted for 'bribery, fraud' Prime minister to be indicted for 'bribery, fraud'
- February 28, 2019

In February past year, Israeli Police recommended that Netanyahu be indicted in two criminal cases, following a 16-month investigation, and in December they recommended he be indicted in a third. In a last-ditch effort to prevent the public release of an indictment, Netanyahu's Likud party petitioned the Supreme Court to have it delayed until after the elections. (more...)
United Nations says it has finally reached aid warehouses on Yemen frontlines United Nations says it has finally reached aid warehouses on Yemen frontlines
- February 28, 2019

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. (more...)
Lynne Patton addresses the Cohen hearing fight about racism, defends Trump
- February 28, 2019

Department of Housing and Urban Development, who was standing next to him, saying that she didn't agree with Cohen's "demeaning comments" about Trump. As Joy Behar provided more evidence of Trump's racism, Abby Huntsman eventually got in and said "you don't have to be black to watch what happened and feel totally uncomfortable" with Meadows' ruse. (more...)

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