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Polish Catholic Priests Burn Harry Potter Books And Occult Items Polish Catholic Priests Burn Harry Potter Books And Occult Items
- April 03, 2019

Images of books and items being burned by Catholic priests at Gdansk's Mother of Church on Sunday - including Harry Potter . The books were set alight as prayers were said and a small group of people watched on. The images were taken in Poland's northern city of Koszalin. One wrote: "I'd like to believe this is a joke". A popular commentator on religion, Pawel Guzynski, a Dominican Friar, said on Facebook the burning was "rather the fall of wise faith than of unwise superstition". (more...)
Chicago elects Lori Lightfoot as first female black mayor Chicago elects Lori Lightfoot as first female black mayor
- April 03, 2019

Lightfoot, 56, who had served as an assistant US attorney before entering private practice, emerged as the surprising leader in the first round of voting in February when 14 candidates were on the ballot. Reforming the police department, which has a sordid history of abusive tactics, and city hall, which is mired in a federal corruption probe of one of its members, were priorities for voters, McKenzie said. (more...)
European Parliament Panel Backs Visa-Free Travel For Britons After Brexit European Parliament Panel Backs Visa-Free Travel For Britons After Brexit
- April 03, 2019

Asked whether it was too late with the April 12 date looming, he said: "No, it's not, because we need to continue to focus on the solution here, which is a solution that was agreed by the British Government and the European Union institutions, which was to solve this problem on the basis of regulatory alignment". (more...)
Venezuela's top judge moves to prosecute opposition leader Juan Guaido Venezuela's top judge moves to prosecute opposition leader Juan Guaido
- April 03, 2019

But it is still unclear whether Maduro will actively threaten Guaido, who has embarked on an worldwide campaign to topple the president's socialist administration. The opposition leader is also accused of inciting violence linked to street protests and receiving illicit funds from overseas. Under the constitution , withdrawing a lawmaker's immunity requires approval from the National Assembly. (more...)
General Tapped to Head NATO: Cancel F-35 Sales to Turkey General Tapped to Head NATO: Cancel F-35 Sales to Turkey
- April 03, 2019

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has refused to back down from Ankara's planned purchase of a Russian S-400 missile defence system that the United States has said would compromise the security of F-35 aircraft. U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan expressed optimism to reporters Tuesday, following a conversation with his Turkish counterpart, that Ankara would ultimately accept the Patriot air defense system that Washington has offered as an alternative. (more...)
British MPs reject all Brexit alternatives, again British MPs reject all Brexit alternatives, again
- April 03, 2019

There is also speculation that she will bring the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement back to the Commons for a fourth vote - and link it with a confidence motion in the government to force MPS to choose between the deal or an election. Earlier, facing questions from reporters in Belfast, DUP leader Arlene Foster yesterday denied that her party was split over Brexit, saying that reports that seven of her 10 MPs backed the deal were not true. (more...)
Murder of SC college student raises awareness for rideshare safety Murder of SC college student raises awareness for rideshare safety
- April 03, 2019

She was last seen alive at 2:00 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 29 - standing outside of a bar in the Five Points region of downtown Columbia , S.C., according to footage captured by surveillance cameras. The crime has shaken Columbia , the state capital where the University of SC is one of the main economic engines. She left the bar Bird Dog alone and was spotted getting into the auto that she and her friends believed was an Uber that she had ordered, a witness told the Daily Gamecock ... (more...)
Comedian and president will go head-to-head in Ukraine election Comedian and president will go head-to-head in Ukraine election
- April 03, 2019

KHARKIV, Ukraine-Stepping into the voting booth, Tatiana Ovcharova wasn't quite sure who she was going to vote for, even after working as an election observer for the campaign of Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky. "A new life, a normal life is starting", Mr. Zelenskiy said after casting his ballot in Kiev. Among Zelenskiy's supporters, the series' message resonates that honesty among politicians should trump all other considerations, and that he himself in real life is seen ... (more...)
Erdogan's party loses key elections in Turkey vote Erdogan's party loses key elections in Turkey vote
- April 03, 2019

The opposition is also ahead in the contest for mayor of the largest city, Istanbul , the election commission says. The AKP had been saying its Istanbul candidate, former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, was ahead by 4,000 votes. State-owned Anadolu Agency said the AKP would appeal in some districts of the capital. "They have retained their 51 per cent majority in total, which is very important". (more...)
Trudeau government expels former allies who challenged him in political scandal
- April 03, 2019

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is applauded while speaking during a Liberal Party caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on April 2, 2019. She denied she was the source of the story, writing "I am not the one who tried to interfere in sensitive proceedings, I am not the one who made it public, and I am not the one who publicly denied what happened". (more...)
Jamal Khashoggi's Children Given Houses, Payments as Compensation for His Death Jamal Khashoggi's Children Given Houses, Payments as Compensation for His Death
- April 03, 2019

Khashoggi, a former columnist at the Washington Post who wrote critically about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October. The CIA concluded with "medium to high confidence" that Mohammed had ordered Khashoggi's killing, but President Donald Trump has refused to accept that verdict about a close ally, saying, "Maybe he did, maybe he didn't". (more...)
Bernie Sanders takes the early fundraising lead for 2020 Bernie Sanders takes the early fundraising lead for 2020
- April 03, 2019

California senator Kamala Harris said on Monday night she raised $12m since announcing her presidential bid in January. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and former Colorado Gov. "These resources are going to allow us to compete on all levels in all of the Super Tuesday states", Jeff Weaver, Sanders' 2016 campaign manager and a senior adviser to the senator, told reporters on a conference call Tuesday. (more...)
Donald Trump Blasts Puerto Rico Officials for Wasting Billions in Disaster Funds Donald Trump Blasts Puerto Rico Officials for Wasting Billions in Disaster Funds
- April 03, 2019

Among the things that are not true were Gidley not once but twice calling Puerto Rico "that country". " Puerto Rico got 91 Billion Dollars for the hurricane, more money than has ever been gotten for a hurricane before ". I think we have a good package that the House would accept. Since Hurricane Maria struck in 2018, the federal government spent $11.2 billion to help rebuild the island. (more...)
Tourists RUN for their LIVES after Iceberg collapses sparking GIANT wave Tourists RUN for their LIVES after Iceberg collapses sparking GIANT wave
- April 03, 2019

At first, the group can be heard letting out cheers at the spectacle at Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, but these soon turn to panicked shouts and whistles as it becomes clear the rockfall has sent a huge water surge hurtling towards them. The tourists all ran to safety as the wave approached the shore and no one was injured. "Everybody who goes down there is briefed by their guides what to do in the event of a calving, but that was both exceptionally large and very close which made it a closer ... (more...)
Chinese National Charged After Sneaking Into Mar-A-Lago With Malicious Software
- April 03, 2019

Zhang allegedly told an agent inside that she was there for the Chinese American event and had come early to familiarize herself with the club and take photos. Officials said she was carrying four cellphones and computer equipment, including a thumb drive containing malware. The criminal complaint provides the grounds for holding Zhang on charges of lying to federal agents and entering a protected area without permission. (more...)
At least 27 dead, over 600 injured after storm hit southern Nepal At least 27 dead, over 600 injured after storm hit southern Nepal
- April 03, 2019

According to the District Police Office in Parsa , the number of casualties is expected to rise as the storm had hit many villages in the Bara district, located about 120 km south of Kathmandu , The Himalayan Times reported. The disaster comes as Nepal nears the fourth anniversary of a devastating quake that killed almost 9,000 people and left millions homeless. The storm damaged houses and other properties, knocked out electricity, and downed trees, leading to blocked roads. (more...)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls for more regulation Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls for more regulation
- April 03, 2019

Facebook could potentially have a direct relationship with publishers in order to make sure that their content is available, Zuckerberg said, while speaking with Mathias Doepfner, CEO of Germany's digital publishing house Axel Springer . This has led Facebook to ban white nationalism from the platform and discuss restrictions to its livestreaming service . "There can not be so much dominance in one company that makes decisions globally about who reads what", he said. (more...)
Algeria’s Bouteflika names new government as protests persist Algeria’s Bouteflika names new government as protests persist
- April 03, 2019

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika originally declared his candidacy for a fifth term, then withdrew and postponed the election in response to massive protests. Long a faithful Bouteflika supporter, Gaid Salah said on television it was "imperative" to find a way out of the crisis "which responds to the legitimate demands" of the people in line with the constitution. (more...)
Whistleblower says White House overturned 25 denied security clearances Whistleblower says White House overturned 25 denied security clearances
- April 03, 2019

Among them , "foreign influence, conflicts of interest, concerning personal conduct, financial problems, drug use, and criminal conduct". A source claiming to be familiar with Newbold's testimony has told Yahoo News that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were the "Senior White House Official 1" and "Senior White House Official 2" mentioned in the memo sent to the House Oversight Committee by its Democratic members. (more...)
White House softens tone after threat to close border with Mexico White House softens tone after threat to close border with Mexico
- April 02, 2019

Trump reiterated claims on Tuesday that certain countries in Central America have been taking money from the US, while offering nothing to the U.S.in return. In addition to the coveted avocado, the USA receives a large amount of other fresh fruit from Mexico - total imports of which were valued at $6 billion in 2017. (more...)
Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory action by Indian troops Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory action by Indian troops
- April 02, 2019

He said: "Later when two Indian jets crossed the Line of Control they were shot down by PAF". Pakistan retaliated and said it shot down two Indian air force planes; one Indian pilot was captured and later released and handed back to India amid signs of easing tensions. (more...)
Varadkar: EU must be open to new UK Brexit proposals Varadkar: EU must be open to new UK Brexit proposals
- April 02, 2019

Whether that alternative plan involved a snap election, a referendum or a customs union it was up to the United Kingdom to decide, he added. The bilateral meeting in Paris comes ahead of talks between Mr Varadkar and German Chancellor Angel Merkel, who is due to visit Dublin on Thursday. (more...)
President Trump blasts House Democrats call for releasing full Mueller report President Trump blasts House Democrats call for releasing full Mueller report
- April 02, 2019

As Common Dreams reported last week, Barr informed Congress in a letter that he plans to release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 400-page report by mid-April. "To this end, I have asked the Committee to authorize me to issue subpoenas, if necessary, to compel the production of documents and testimony". Mr. (more...)
Whistleblower: Trump Admin. Overruled Dozens of Security Clearance Denials Whistleblower: Trump Admin. Overruled Dozens of Security Clearance Denials
- April 02, 2019

Asked whether he posed a "grave national security concern to the country", he replied, "Look, I can say that in the White House, I worked with some phenomenal people and I think over the last few years, the president's done a phenomenal job of identifying what are our national security priorities". (more...)
Trump Cutting $700 Million in Aid to Central America Trump Cutting $700 Million in Aid to Central America
- April 02, 2019

The State Department said on Saturday it would carry out President Donald Trump's repeated threats to end USA foreign assistance programs with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Between last year and this year, about $1.3 billion was allocated to the region, with the vast majority of it going to those three countries, according to a study from the Congressional Research Service. (more...)

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