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Trump wields first presidential veto to nix border emergency rebuff

Trump wields first presidential veto to nix border emergency rebuff Law enforcement officials and angel families were present as the president signed the veto. In the Oval Office at the White House on Friday afternoon, Trump said "our immigration system is stretched beyond the breaking point" and called the congressional action "dangerous" and "reckless". [Full Article...]

Residents warned as tropical cyclone Idai intensifies over Mozambique

Residents warned as tropical cyclone Idai intensifies over Mozambique The Southern African country is prone to cyclones. Mozambique cabinet spokesperson Ana Comoana said the "government has decreed a red alert due to the continuing rains and the approach of the tropical cyclone Idai, expected to reach the country between Thursday to Friday". [Full Article...]

Beto O'Rourke Campaigns on Bringing Tinder to Rural Populations

Beto O'Rourke Campaigns on Bringing Tinder to Rural Populations O'Rourke's 2018 Senate campaign didn't fit the usual mold. Beto O'Rourke announced he is running for president, making it official with an online video released Thursday morning. O'Rourke, a 46-year-old former three-term United States representative from West Texas , made the announcement online. Trump doesn't seem to have a solid grasp on O'Rourke yet, while he's branded Elizabeth Warren ... [Full Article...]

Theresa May wins legally-binding changes to Irish backstop at eleventh hour

Theresa May wins legally-binding changes to Irish backstop at eleventh hour The legal judgement on the instrument issued by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox today noted: "T$3 he legally binding provisions of the joint instrument and the content of the unilateral declaration reduce the risk that the United Kingdom could be indefinitely and involuntarily detained within the protocol's provisions at least in so far as that situation had been brought about by the bad faith or ... [Full Article...]

Beto O'Rourke tells Texas TV station he's running for president

Beto O'Rourke tells Texas TV station he's running for president The challenges we face are the greatest in living memory. O'Rourke went through a list of Democratic priorities, including health care, climate change, family separation and criminal justice reform, gesturing or chopping with his hands to emphasize each point. [Full Article...]

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize The 16-year-old climate activist has been playing hooky every Friday since last August to protest outside Sweden's parliament building . As he put it, "The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution". [Full Article...]

Reputed boss of Gambino crime family shot dead in NY

Reputed boss of Gambino crime family shot dead in NY No arrests have been made. He served a 16-month sentence. The Gambino crime family has been in the spotlight for years because of its high-profile former leaders, the late John Gotti and his son John "Junior" Gotti. "It takes a certain type of evil to murder a friend in their own home, and then console the grieving relatives", said Federal Bureau of Investigation assistant director in charge... [Full Article...]

Trump announces news conference at U.S.-Mexico border within three weeks

Trump announces news conference at U.S.-Mexico border within three weeks Lee's so-called Article One Act could give political leverage to Republicans who believe the executive branch has too much power, but don't want to cross Trump by voting in favor of a bill blocking his border emergency declaration. "Republican Senators are proposing new legislation to allow the President to violate the Constitution just this once in order to give themselves cover". [Full Article...]

At least 8 people, attackers dead after school shooting in Brazil

Marcelo Salles said. Students gathered outside the school recounted harrowing attacks and seeing several bodies lying in pools of blood. The unidentified gunmen, who appeared to be between 20 and 25 years of age, shot and killed a worker at a nearby vehicle wash before their attack at the Raul Brasil school , police said. [Full Article...]

Algerians Take to Streets Despite Bouteflika Concessions

Algerians Take to Streets Despite Bouteflika Concessions Monday marked the biggest jolt, when 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika renounced a fifth presidential term, reshuffled his government, proclaimed the drafting of a new constitution and rescheduled presidential elections initially set for April to an unspecified date. [Full Article...]

American pilots reported issues with Boeing 737 planes a year ago

American pilots reported issues with Boeing 737 planes a year ago Two U.S. senators called the fleet's immediate grounding and a rising number of airlines said they would voluntarily ground their fleets. "Thousands of passengers every day depend on the aviation system to get them safely to their destinations, and we must never become complacent with the level of safety in our system". [Full Article...]

California Gov. to Go Against Voters, Institute Death Penalty Moratorium

California Gov. to Go Against Voters, Institute Death Penalty Moratorium Governor Gavin Newsom will impose a moratorium Wednesday on carrying out the death penalty in California, granting a reprieve to the 737 inmates on death row - the largest such group in the United States . Newsom added, however, that he won't tolerate Trump continuing his attacks on California. "I have met with and am very supportive of Governor Newsom and his decision to help bring an ... [Full Article...]

Brexit vote cheat sheet: 3 potential outcomes and GBP/USD reactions

Brexit vote cheat sheet: 3 potential outcomes and GBP/USD reactions May is hoping her revised Brexit deal will be voted through by parliament after her crushing defeat by 230 votes in January. "The choice is clear: it is this deal, or Brexit may not happen at all". Meanwhile, in a sharp warning to the Britain MPs over the importance of the parliamentary vote today, Juncker had said, "In politics, sometimes you get a second chance". [Full Article...]

Education Department’s Budget Proposal Includes First Ever Teacher Voucher Program

Education Department’s Budget Proposal Includes First Ever Teacher Voucher Program The Republican president's budget requested US$20.8 billion (RM85 billion) for the Usda, a cut of US$3.6 billion, or 15 per cent, from the 2019 estimate, according to the proposed budget text. The budget also proposes policy changes to end sanctuary cities, the administration said. Democrats described the White House's budget as a "gut-punch" to the country's middle class, arguing reduced spendi... [Full Article...]

English football fan sentenced to 14 weeks for punching player at game

English football fan sentenced to 14 weeks for punching player at game A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of encroachment onto the pitch and assault, with hosts Birmingham announcing the individual will be banned for life. He is set to appear in court on Monday, according to Sky Sports . That these shameful incidents followed another instance of poor fan behaviour in Scotland on Friday night, when a fan also clambered out of the stands to confront an oppo... [Full Article...]

USA opposes incremental denuclearisation of North Korea

USA opposes incremental denuclearisation of North Korea The US side has included North Korea's chemical and biological weapons in the negotiations with Pyongyang. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed a year ago to shutter the Sohae site at a summit with the South's President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

Call Released After Jaguar Attacks Woman at Arizona Zoo

Call Released After Jaguar Attacks Woman at Arizona Zoo The jaguar reached out and grabbed her arm with its paw, leaving lacerations, Gilleland said. The jaguar will not be put down. Officials told AZFamily .com the unnamed woman had jumped the first of two barriers to the cat's enclosure while "attempting to take a selfie " when the animal attacked. [Full Article...]

Tucker Carlson calls women ‘extremely primitive’ in newly surfaced audio

Tucker Carlson calls women ‘extremely primitive’ in newly surfaced audio In a statement on Sunday night, Carlson said he had been caught "saying something naughty" a decade ago. Carlson, who defended his track record in a tweet , said he wouldn't give the "usual ritual contrition" after his previous comments about women surfaced. [Full Article...]

Woman Freed After Charges Dropped in Killing of Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother

Woman Freed After Charges Dropped in Killing of Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother Hundreds of local media personnel had been awaiting her arrival from 3 pm, the decision by Justice Datuk Azmi Ariffin on the case was being widely broadcast. She flew back to Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, later Monday and thanked the president and other officials for their help. The pair has been on trial since October 2017 but proceedings have been hit by repeated delays, and Aisyah's defense... [Full Article...]

White House budget proposal lands and promises many congressional battles ahead

White House budget proposal lands and promises many congressional battles ahead While the president's budget is unlikely to be implemented, the document does carry some weight as a signal of Trump's desires, including money to expand barriers along the US border with Mexico . "This budget puts forward $2.7 trillion in spending reduction over the next ten years and balances within 15 years", Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russ Vought said. [Full Article...]


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