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Beto O'Rourke launches 2020 bid for president, Texas TV station confirms Beto O'Rourke launches 2020 bid for president, Texas TV station confirms
- March 14, 2019

Beto O'Rourke speaks to Oprah Winfrey on stage during a taping of her TV show in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 5, 2019. The field of Democratic candidates already includes Elizabeth Warren , Bernie Sanders , and Julian Castro, among others . Prior to his Senate bid, O'Rourke had kept a relatively low profile as a three-term congressman with little name recognition. (more...)
Eight killed in Sao Paulo school shooting
- March 14, 2019

Police said the two men, who they did not believe were former students at the school, entered the building and started shooting at about 9:30 a.m. local time. Ten people, including the gunmen, were killed in total, Sao Paulo police said. Despite strict weapon laws, gun crime is rampant in Brazil, yet school shootings are a rare occurrence. (more...)
Englishwoman found dead near Guatemala's Lake Atitlan Englishwoman found dead near Guatemala's Lake Atitlan
- March 14, 2019

And her parents said in a statement: "She has always been really good about keeping in touch and informing us of her whereabouts and activities. Our thoughts are with Catherine's family, who we will continue to support as they need", said the Lucie Blackman Trust, who were helping Catherine's family search for her. (more...)
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashes with deaths reported Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashes with deaths reported
- March 14, 2019

The aircraft B-737-800max with registration number ET-AVJ took off at 08:38am local time from Addis Ababa Ethiopia, Bole International Airport and lost contact at 08:44am, according to statement by the airline. Boeing said a technical team was ready to provide assistance at the request of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. "I have, with sadness, received news about the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines flight which was destined for Nairobi from Addis Ababa ". (more...)
China again blocks move to blacklist Masood Azhar at UN Security Council China again blocks move to blacklist Masood Azhar at UN Security Council
- March 14, 2019

The Lashkar-e-Tayyaba chief, Hafiz Saeed, and his deputy, Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi were both placed on the lost after the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. France, US and United Kingdom had proposed the listing of Azhar as an worldwide terrorist and if no country raises any issue by March 13, Azhar will be put on the UN terror list. (more...)
Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen says testimony 'could have been clearer': lawyer Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen says testimony 'could have been clearer': lawyer
- March 14, 2019

Whitaker, who left the Justice Department after Attorney General William Barr's arrival last month, caused alarm among Democrats when Trump appointed him acting attorney general without Senate confirmation in November, after ousting former Attorney Jeff Sessions last November. (more...)
Rep. Pelosi: Trump Rep. Pelosi: Trump "Not Worth" Impeaching
- March 14, 2019

The answer could be significantly influenced by the clock. Some believe that Speaker Pelosi is simply being coy, that she is gathering all the facts and when ready the impeachment process will begin. We did not win on impeachment. With enough public sentiment to successfully execute impeachment, Trump would nearly certainly be run out of office like a cheap grifter in November of 2020. (more...)
Trump is not happy about that Fake Melania conspiracy theory Trump is not happy about that Fake Melania conspiracy theory
- March 14, 2019

If Trump meant what he usually does by "Fake News" - mainstream media organizations that he disagrees with - there's no evidence of tampering with images of the first lady by any legitimate news outlet. Several factors can influence the way people appear in photos, including the angle at which the photos are taken, the type of camera lens that is used and the positioning of the photographer, said Akili Ramsess, executive director of the National Press Photographers Association. (more...)
North Korea rocket launch ‘would be catastrophe for diplomacy’ North Korea rocket launch ‘would be catastrophe for diplomacy’
- March 14, 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed previous year to shut the Sohae site at a summit with the South's President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang. A top United States envoy said on Monday Washington's goal is the complete denuclearisation of North Korea by the end of Donald Trump's first term, insisting it will not settle for incremental disarmament. (more...)
U.S.'s Bolton says Pakistan committed to easing tensions with India U.S.'s Bolton says Pakistan committed to easing tensions with India
- March 14, 2019

He said poverty alleviation was the top priority of Prime Minister Imran Khan, adding that Pakistan could accomplish a lot because of its geo-strategic location in the region. Qureshi said that being an important stakeholder in Afghan peace process, Pakistan wanted a "responsible" withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. "Economic stability is a big challenge but we will succeed", he said while addressing Business Leaders Summit in Islamabad . (more...)
Senate Republicans push plan to maintain national emergency at border Senate Republicans push plan to maintain national emergency at border
- March 14, 2019

If it stands, the declaration would let Trump divert $3.6 billion from military construction projects to build border barriers, even though Congress had voted to limit him to less than $1.4 billion for barrier construction in the budget. Congress does not have the votes to override Trump's veto. Trump has issued pleas on Twitter for Senate Republicans to support him with the vote. (more...)
Bomb Cyclone Threatening More Than 70 Million People Across Central U.S. Bomb Cyclone Threatening More Than 70 Million People Across Central U.S.
- March 14, 2019

The storm is on its way to the central and northern Plains and the Upper Midwest with blizzard conditions. "This storm will be responsible for heavy rains, severe thunderstorms, isolated flooding, heavy snows, blizzard conditions and high winds over the next two days across large portions of the Central United States", the National Weather Service said on Wednesday morning. (more...)
MPs Vote Against A No-Deal Brexit Under MPs Vote Against A No-Deal Brexit Under "Any Circumstance"
- March 14, 2019

Many MPs had been waiting to see whether Geoffrey Cox, the attorney general, would conclude the revised agreement would allow the United Kingdom to unilaterally exit the backstop - a key sticking point in the negotiations. The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier again insisted there will be no further offer from Brussels apart from the deal already on the table. "What will their choice be, what will be the line they will take?" he asked. (more...)
California to Halt the Death Penalty Reprieving 737 Death Row Inmates California to Halt the Death Penalty Reprieving 737 Death Row Inmates
- March 13, 2019

But most of all, the death penalty is absolute. Newsom says the death penalty system has discriminated against mentally ill defendants and people of color. Kim Kardashian West is once again using her platform to advocate for political change. Capital punishment is considered a legal penalty in the State of California. (more...)
Several dead in Brazil school shooting
- March 13, 2019

The suspects are believed to be two teenagers, who shot themselves after the rampage. Police said they had not found a motive for the deadly incident. Students gathered outside the school recounted harrowing attacks and seeing several bodies lying in pools of blood. Horacio Pereira Nunes, a retiree whose house is next to the school, said he began hearing shots around 10 a.m. (more...)
Ethiopian Airlines CEO Confirms Wrecked Plane Had 'Flight Control Problems' Ethiopian Airlines CEO Confirms Wrecked Plane Had 'Flight Control Problems'
- March 13, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines did not immediately respond to questions about whether its 737 Max 8 pilots received any additional training in the wake of the Lion Air crash and the Boeing announcement. Only charred fragments of victims remain, meaning it will take weeks to identify all of them using dental or DNA testing. People holding passports from more than 30 countries were on board, including a number of United Nations workers. (more...)
Firebomb Hurled at Israeli Police on Temple Mount, Sparking Riots and Shutdown Firebomb Hurled at Israeli Police on Temple Mount, Sparking Riots and Shutdown
- March 13, 2019

Jerusalem Police chief Doron Yadid ordered the Temple Mount compound reopened to Muslim worshipers on Wednesday morning after the holy site was shuttered Tuesday following a firebomb attack on a police post. It led the Hamas terror group to call on Palestinians to protest in a mass march to the Al-Aqsa Mosque to "defy the "Israeli" occupation's decision to close it and impose the will of the worshipers to enter and exit the mosque when they want". (more...)
Trump campaign ex-chief Manafort faces second sentencing Trump campaign ex-chief Manafort faces second sentencing
- March 13, 2019

Manafort's lawyers noted that none of the Mueller's charges against him related to the special counsel's core mandate: collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. However, just two months later that plea deal collapsed as investigators said Manafort had repeatedly lied to the government. "But for a short stint as campaign manager in a presidential election, I don't think we'd be here today", Downing said. (more...)
United Kingdom no-deal tariff beef plans 'a direct hit' of €800 million United Kingdom no-deal tariff beef plans 'a direct hit' of €800 million
- March 13, 2019

The EU is unwilling to reopen an agreement it spent a year and a half negotiating, while British legislators remain split over whether to leave the bloc and, if so, on what terms. Germany and other EU nations welcomed the overnight agreement reached between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May as a last-ditch effort to avoid a chaotic Brexit at the end of the month. (more...)
Brexit uncertainty mounts as PM May crashes to huge defeat Brexit uncertainty mounts as PM May crashes to huge defeat
- March 13, 2019

The House of Commons threw out the agreement by an overwhelming majority in January, sending May back to the European Union to seek changes . The pound rose before falling sharply against the dollar ( GBPUSD=X ) on Tuesday morning (12 March), after new legal advice set back May's hopes of winning over MPs with her "new" deal with the EU. (more...)
Children feared trapped after school building collapses in Nigeria Children feared trapped after school building collapses in Nigeria
- March 13, 2019

Many more children are thought to be inside. But another child was pulled out and slung over a rescuer's shoulder, limp and dangling. Onlookers crowd around in the densely populated neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital. The same year, 30 people died when a five-storey building, under construction, collapsed in Lagos. Nigeria is frequently hit by building collapses, with weak enforcement of regulations and poor construction materials often used. (more...)
California governor to halt executions California governor to halt executions
- March 13, 2019

More than 700 inmates on America's largest death row are set for reprieve today as the governor of California announces a moratorium on capital punishment in the state. At that time, Newsom said he understood that the issue "raises deeply felt passions on all sides" but he believed that Americans ultimately would look back on the death penalty "as an archaic mistake". (more...)
Colorado Students to Join Global Youth Climate Strike Colorado Students to Join Global Youth Climate Strike
- March 13, 2019

Students around the world are expected to skip school on March 15 in order to demonstrate against climate change , taking their cue from Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg whose weekly "school strike for climate" has won a global following. (more...)
Trump lenders subpoenaed by NY attorney general in new probe Trump lenders subpoenaed by NY attorney general in new probe
- March 13, 2019

Cuomo's office didn't immediately respond. The Times' source said the subpoenas were inspired by Cohen's testimony about how Trump reported his finances. Deutsche Bank said in a statement to CBS News, "We remain committed to cooperating with authorized investigations". Deutsche Bank is President Trump's largest lender and loaned hundreds of millions of dollars to Trump Organization for real estate projects even as other banks refused to do so. (more...)
George Pell sentenced to 6 years' jail for sexually abusing two choirboys George Pell sentenced to 6 years' jail for sexually abusing two choirboys
- March 13, 2019

Justice Kidd made it clear the sentence was based exclusively on the crimes Cardinal Pell was convicted of by the jury, and that Cardinal Pell was not to be made a scapegoat for the failings or perceived failings of the Catholic Church. "I think really, the point is, under the systems that work at the moment and the sentencing of other convicted paedophiles, it's a tough sentence", Neil Mitchell said. (more...)
Jeanine Pirro's Comments On Muslim Congresswoman Spur Backlash Jeanine Pirro's Comments On Muslim Congresswoman Spur Backlash
- March 12, 2019

In a separate statement on Sunday, Fox News said "we strongly condemn" Pirro's statements and have addressed them with the host directly. Omar is a longtime critic of Israel's Palestinian policies and a proponent of the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement in the United States to condemn Israel's government policies. (more...)
Backed Syria force says time up for IS 'to surrender' Backed Syria force says time up for IS 'to surrender'
- March 12, 2019

Mustafa Bali, an SDF spokesman, said that no civilians had left the village since Saturday, prompting the decision to attack. Beyond the frontline on Monday, warplanes were heard rumbling overhead, and the sound of sporadic gunfire rang out from the jihadist encampment, AFP correspondents said.SDF fighters sat on plastic chairs on the roof of an abandoned building, watching over the camp hundreds of metres from fields dotted with palm trees. (more...)
Guaido calls for 'state of alarm' as Venezuela blackout continues Guaido calls for 'state of alarm' as Venezuela blackout continues
- March 12, 2019

Venezuelans on Monday were allowed to cross into neighbouring countries, after more than two weeks of border closure. "The days ahead will be hard, thanks to the regime". But many fields in western Zulia state depend on the grid. Some Venezuelan hospitals are caring for their most critically ill patients with the help of generators, but many operated without power, raising concerns about vulnerable patients who rely on oxygen concentrators, dialysis machines and other equipment. (more...)
World Wide Web Google Logo For 30th Anniversary World Wide Web Google Logo For 30th Anniversary
- March 12, 2019

Berners-Lee, the English software engineer who submitted his proposal for what would evolve into the World Wide Web 30 years ago Tuesday, said in a letter that his invention no longer serves its true goal to promote the free exchange of information around the globe. (more...)
USA warns Germany over use of 'untrusted vendors' in 5G network USA warns Germany over use of 'untrusted vendors' in 5G network
- March 12, 2019

The correspondence added that if Germany uses Huawei or any other form of Chinese equipment in its next-generation mobile network the USA would not be able to maintain its current levels of security cooperation. " The Americans will assume that everything we share with Germany will end up with the Chinese ", a senior US State Department official said, describing the American position to the WSJ . (more...)

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