Thursday March 21-st, 2019

With eye on Afghanistan talks, Trump vows to stop 'endless wars' With eye on Afghanistan talks, Trump vows to stop 'endless wars'

In the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria , Trump in his 2018 speech pronounced the Islamist militant group almost 100 percent defeated. The report was also skeptical of Turkey's offer to take over the battle against IS, noting that with the...

Still time for Brexit solution: Merkel Still time for Brexit solution: Merkel

The leaders of Germany and Japan said Monday they will try to minimize the global economic impact from Britain's upcoming departure from the European Union and pledged to defend free trade in the face of rising protectionism . Saying with em...

Manhattan Feds Subpoena Trump Inaugural Committee Manhattan Feds Subpoena Trump Inaugural Committee

Federal prosecutors in NY on Monday delivered a sweeping request for documents related to donations and spending by President Donald Trump's inaugural committee , a sign of a deepening criminal investigation . The subpoena also specifically seeks...

Donald Tusk: 'special place in hell' for Brexiteers who had no plan Donald Tusk: 'special place in hell' for Brexiteers who had no plan

He said: "I hope that tomorrow we will hear from Prime Minister May a realistic suggestion on how to end the impasse in which the process of the orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union has found itself following the latest vo...

Erdogan says Turkey has maintained contacts with Damascus Erdogan says Turkey has maintained contacts with Damascus

Turkey broke off ties with the government in Damascus soon after the Syrian war broke out, and Erdogan has repeatedly called for Assad to give up power. President Donald Trump, last December announced he would be withdrawing some 2,000 American troo...

Spencer Street Closed Following an Apartment-Block Fire Spencer Street Closed Following an Apartment-Block Fire

More than 65 firefighters attended the blaze. The Age reports fifteen Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) units were called to the scene around 5am this morning, following reports of a blaze on the exterior of the building. City of Melbourne said...

Exploding e-cigarette kills Texas man, authorities say Exploding e-cigarette kills Texas man, authorities say

There have been 195 incidents of explosions and fires caused by e-cigarettes reported by USA media between January 2009 and December 2016, according to a report from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Smoke and Vape DZ told CBS Dallas that Brow...

Melting Himalayan glaciers threaten millions of world's poorest Melting Himalayan glaciers threaten millions of world's poorest

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment , the first comprehensive analysis of its kind for the region, brought together more than 350 researchers and policy experts from 22 countries and 185 organizations over the course of five years. About 250 million p...

ISRO's Gsat-31 launched to replace dying Insat-4CR sat ISRO's Gsat-31 launched to replace dying Insat-4CR sat

GSAT-31 will be launched atop the Ariane-5 launch vehicle (VA 247) from French Guiana on Wednesday. The Ariane-5 lift-off is scheduled at 2:31 am (IST) with the mission expected to last for 42 minutes and 27 seconds. GSAT-31 will propel VSAT netw...

Google Introduces New Password Checkup and Cross Account Protection Google Introduces New Password Checkup and Cross Account Protection

To help address this, Google kicked off Safer Internet Day with a new Chrome Extension. Also worth mentioning is the fact that Google will only alert you if both your current username and password appear in a breach. That's because the extensio...

Donald Trump names Vietnam for summit with Kim Jong Donald Trump names Vietnam for summit with Kim Jong

Kim had agreed in principle to "complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula" but United States intelligence agencies have said the country's nuclear program has continued. The two met for the first time at a summit held in Singapore past year...

Pope says Vatican open to mediating in Venezuela if both sides ask Pope says Vatican open to mediating in Venezuela if both sides ask

Furthermore, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian stated that Guaido had the ability and the legitimacy to organize new presidential elections. Many European Union nations and Latin American countries, in addition to the United States, have e...

Trump will meet with Kim Jong Un at end of February

Mr Trump said the summit would happen on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam. "No testing, getting remains, hostages returned". The US President has previously said his talks with Mr Kim and their first meeting in Singapore last June have opened a path...

Watchdog: 4 Mar-a-Lago trips in 2017 cost taxpayers $14m Watchdog: 4 Mar-a-Lago trips in 2017 cost taxpayers $14m

When asked in 2017 about his travel expenses to the exclusive club, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "The bottom line is the president is the president no matter where he goes, and he doesn't get to control the level of costs ...

Investigation after fight at Belfast airport that was captured on video Investigation after fight at Belfast airport that was captured on video

Social media footage of the disturbance showed two groups of men wielding metal poles and throwing other items at each other. A fire extinguisher, rubbish bins and metal baskets are also thrown during the altercation, which lasted for around 20 min...

Iran video shows test launch of cruise missile Iran video shows test launch of cruise missile

Western experts have frequently accused Iran of exaggerating claims about its military capabilities. Iran had overcome initial problems in producing jet engines for cruise missiles and could now manufacture a full range of the weapons, according ...

White House: Leaks of Donald Trump's Schedules 'Disgraceful Breach of Trust' White House: Leaks of Donald Trump's Schedules 'Disgraceful Breach of Trust'

The outlet also said that according to the schedules it obtained , the day after the midterms, Trump's schedule contained a 30-minute meeting with then-chief-of-staff John Kelly and more than seven hours for "executive time". He told CBS he planned ...

Karl Marx's grave damaged in 'hammer attack' Karl Marx's grave damaged in 'hammer attack'

He added: "What's upsetting is attempts to make vandalism part of the political process, but I'm heartened by the people who aren't Marxists but know it's not the way to treat the monument of such an important historical figure". Children's author Mi...

San Francisco Bay Area under flood watch San Francisco Bay Area under flood watch

If you happen to be in a region marked for evacuation, cooperate with the authorities and evacuate! In Malibu, where the Woolsey fire past year destroyed homes and burned hillsides bare, officials closed Pacific Coast Highway and many other roadway...

President 'does not necessarily agree' with intelligence agencies President 'does not necessarily agree' with intelligence agencies

Trump tweeted Thursday that he and the intelligence leaders "are very much in agreement on Iran, ISIS , North Korea, etc." and that he values their service. "When I look at Iran, I look at it as a nation that has caused tremendous problems", he s...

Surprising find for NIWA scientists in year-old seal poo Surprising find for NIWA scientists in year-old seal poo

Researchers at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research have found it - inside a piece of seal poop. A local veterinarian - part of a NIWA's "network of volunteer seal-scat collectors up and down the country" - gathered the poop i...

Pregnant real estate agent's last words before fatal apartment building stabbing Pregnant real estate agent's last words before fatal apartment building stabbing

Irigoyen, listed as an HR manager and licensed real estate salesperson on the website of Crosstown Apartments NYC, specializes in luxury homes in Manhattan and Queens. Zereoue said that he tried to extract the attacker's name from the victim in the m...

Stolen Swedish royal treasure may have been found, police say

More details would come "when we know for sure if it is the stolen regalia". The crowns were made for the burial of King Charles IX and his wife Christina and date back to the early 1600s. The search for both the culprits and the jewels gained worl...

Saudi Arabia transferred American-made weapons to militants in Yemen Saudi Arabia transferred American-made weapons to militants in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), its main partner in the war, have used the US-manufactured weapons as a form of currency to buy the loyalties of militias or tribes, bolster chosen armed actors, and influence the complex political lan...

Pope Francis admits nuns have been sexually abused by clergy Pope Francis admits nuns have been sexually abused by clergy

Pope Francis shocked millions Tuesday when he revealed for the first time that the Vatican is investigating claims that priests have sexually abused nuns, and that, in at least one order in France, the priest in charge kept religious sisters as "sexu...

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