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Japan extends sanctions on N. Korea by 2 years Japan extends sanctions on N. Korea by 2 years
- April 11, 2019

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference, "While working closely with the global community, we will make the utmost effort to resolve nuclear, missile, and abduction issues". Later, however, Tokyo strengthened the sanctions again after another North Korean nuclear test. North Korea is being held responsible by Japan for the kidnapping of seventeen Japanese nationals. (more...)
Fighter jet disappears over Pacific Ocean Fighter jet disappears over Pacific Ocean
- April 11, 2019

Its pilot was a major in his 40s, a senior Defense Ministry official said. It was the first crash of the A variant of the fifth-generation fighter. So far, the United States and all other countries flying the F-35 say they'll continue to fly their planes. (more...)
Marine killed in Afghanistan was decorated firefighter in the Bronx Marine killed in Afghanistan was decorated firefighter in the Bronx
- April 11, 2019

In their claim of responsibility, the Taliban said they launched the attack and that one of their suicide bombers detonated his explosives-laden vehicle near the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation base. The conflicting accounts could not be immediately reconciled. "My heartfelt prayers to the families of the Americans killed near Bagram". - Cpl. Robert A. (more...)
Battle for Tripoli: Clashes continue across Libya's capital Battle for Tripoli: Clashes continue across Libya's capital
- April 11, 2019

UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said that Ghassan Salamé , head of UNSMIL and UN Special Representative, had met the head of the internationally-recognized Government in Libya, Faiez Serraj, on Monday, "with whom he discussed ways the UN can assist, with this critical and hard juncture". (more...)
WikiLeaks says Julian Assange is being spied on in Ecuadorean embassy WikiLeaks says Julian Assange is being spied on in Ecuadorean embassy
- April 11, 2019

WikiLeaks tweeted on Thursday night: "A high-level source within the Ecuadorian state has told WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within "hours to days" using the INA papers offshore scandal as a pretext and that it already has an agreement with the United Kingdom for his arrest". (more...)
AP report: European Union offers to postpone Brexit until October 31 AP report: European Union offers to postpone Brexit until October 31
- April 11, 2019

She has tried that four times before and each time it has been rejected by members in and out of her party. "Please do not waste this time". Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, whose country shares a border with the United Kingdom and would be among the hardest hit by a no-deal Brexit, said Britain was in "a difficult position". (more...)
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir removed from power Sudan President Omar al-Bashir removed from power
- April 11, 2019

Tens of thousands of Sudanese marched through the centre of the capital Khartoum in jubilation, dancing and chanting anti-Bashir slogans. Alaa Salah, a Sudanese woman propelled to internet fame for leading powerful protest chants against President Omar al-Bashir, interacts with protesters in front of the military headquarters in Khartoum on April 10, 2019. (more...)
Merkel warns European Union is likely to agree to lengthy Brexit delay Merkel warns European Union is likely to agree to lengthy Brexit delay
- April 11, 2019

He added: "It is very important to note that Parliament's legal intention for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union is not conditional upon a withdrawal agreement". In the Commons on Tuesday, 97 Tory MPs voted against a motion backing Mrs May's call for an extension which only passed with the support of opposition MPs. (more...)
Bodies of American couple missing in Dominican Republic believed found Bodies of American couple missing in Dominican Republic believed found
- April 11, 2019

Authorities had confirmed that Mr Moore and Ms Ravenelle passed a toll booth on the way to Santo Domingo at 01:41 on 27 March. It's now believed the woman was Moore's girlfriend, Portia Ravenelle . Police said a auto was found submerged in the water below the highway and the body of a man was retrieved from the vehicle on March 31, according to police. (more...)
Election 2019: Congress Candidate List for Odisha Election 2019: Congress Candidate List for Odisha
- April 11, 2019

The counting of votes will take place on May 23. Of Maharashtra's 48 constituencies, voting istaking place in the seven constituencies of Vidharbha in the first phase - Wardha, Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara-Gondiya, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Chandrapur, Yavatmal-Washim. (more...)
Hong Kong Court Convicts 9 'Umbrella Movement' Organizers Of Nuisance Charges Hong Kong Court Convicts 9 'Umbrella Movement' Organizers Of Nuisance Charges
- April 11, 2019

The Occupy movement highlighted widespread frustration, especially among the young, over Hong Kong's direction but failed to win any reforms from Beijing. He cited their words often, including one passage in which he said Tanya Chan "specifically asked [that] supporters going to the venue should equip themselves with umbrellas, bottled water, hats, sunglasses or goggles" to protect themselves from tear gas and other crowd dispersion tools. (more...)
Boeing records zero orders for 737 MAX in Q1 Boeing records zero orders for 737 MAX in Q1
- April 11, 2019

A 737 Max aircraft is examined at the Boeing factory in Renton, Wash., on March 27, 2019. American said all its 737-800 aircraft will be back in service by the end of April, but the carrier will continue to cancel about 90 flights per day through June 5 as the 737 MAX remains grounded. (more...)
Sidelined DUP accuses May of 'humiliating' United Kingdom with Brexit delay talks Sidelined DUP accuses May of 'humiliating' United Kingdom with Brexit delay talks
- April 11, 2019

The German Chancellor suggested to lawmakers in the Bundestag that the European Union may agree to a lengthy delay with the flexibility to allow Britain to leave the bloc earlier if a Brexit deal is signed. "I don't want to see a delay for up to a year". Mrs May gave a one-hour presentation setting out her case for an extension to June 30, with a break clause allowing the United Kingdom to leave when a Withdrawal Agreement is ratified. (more...)
Maryland man charged with stealing U-Haul to carry out truck attack Maryland man charged with stealing U-Haul to carry out truck attack
- April 11, 2019

Henry meant to die in an attack and had recently spent time with relatives because he thought he wouldn't see them again, according to the prosecutor. Seeking out and watching videos of foreign terrorists beheading civilians and fighting overseas, the defendant considered these gruesome actions fearless and he wanted to emulate them. (more...)
Mnuchin says he'll 'follow the law' on Trump tax returns Mnuchin says he'll 'follow the law' on Trump tax returns
- April 10, 2019

The head of the IRS, meanwhile, agreed with Democrats that it's primarily his decision to make - though he reports to Mnuchin. Trump has said his returns are under audit and that he doesn't intend to turn anything over until that is finished. (more...)
Khashoggi's children deny settlement over murder Khashoggi's children deny settlement over murder
- April 10, 2019

The Post reported that Khashoggi's two sons and two daughters could also receive payouts of tens of millions of dollars each as part of "blood money" negotiations after Saudi Arabia concludes a trial of 11 people charged in connection with the killing, describing the payments as an effort aimed in part at ensuring that the family continues to show restraint in their public statements. (more...)
Barr: I Think Spying on Trump Campaign 'Did Occur' Barr: I Think Spying on Trump Campaign 'Did Occur'
- April 10, 2019

During questioning by senators, Barr said "spying" on Trump's campaign was carried out by USA intelligence agencies, but he later recharacterized his concerns as focused on "unauthorized surveillance". Democrats have bristled at the term "spy" to describe the FBI's confidential human sources. "He very much wants to depoliticize the Department of Justice and bring it back to its origins as a non-partisan law enforcement agency", Dershowitz said. (more...)
Potential Winter Storm For SE Wyoming Wednesday Potential Winter Storm For SE Wyoming Wednesday
- April 10, 2019

Pueblo, Colorado , hit 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30 Celsius) on Tuesday, but will drop down to 25F (minus 4C) by early Thursday. We have numbers weather advisories and warnings that will start on Wednesday as this storm passes through. Albuquerque, New Mexico, is under a red-flag warning for high fire danger. Low: 34. Wind: E 15-25 miles per hour. "Travel could be very hard to impossible", the NWS reports. (more...)
Why Netanyahu Will Likely Remain PM Despite Tied Result Why Netanyahu Will Likely Remain PM Despite Tied Result
- April 10, 2019

Yohanan Plesner, a former lawmaker and head of the nonpartisan Israel Democracy Institute, called the close and conflicting exit polls "an unprecedented situation". He was criticised for engaging in populist rhetoric that amounted to the demonisation of Arabs and other groups. Earlier on the election day, Netanyahu's Likud party provided activists with 1,200 hidden cameras "to monitor" polling stations in Palestinian areas within Israel, Haaretz reported. (more...)
Sudan protesters rally outside army headquarters for second day Sudan protesters rally outside army headquarters for second day
- April 10, 2019

Since the emergency rule came into effect, the demonstrations have been largely confined to the capital and its twin city of Omdurman, but organisers had called for widespread rallies and a march on the army headquarters on Saturday. Bashir has acknowledged that the protesters have legitimate demands but said that the way to address these demands is through peaceful means and the ballot box. (more...)
Venezuelans take to streets in rival rallies Venezuelans take to streets in rival rallies
- April 10, 2019

Ever since Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a second term on January 10, the United States has adopted financial and diplomatic measures against Venezuela, including sanctions on Venezuela's Central Bank, public banks, the PDVSA and other state-owned companies. (more...)
AG William Barr: Mueller Turned Down Offer to Review Russia Probe Summary AG William Barr: Mueller Turned Down Offer to Review Russia Probe Summary
- April 10, 2019

On Tuesday, Barr laid out what the Justice Department needs for law enforcement across the country, but he was mostly grilled on the Mueller report and his summary of the special counsel's findings. Democratic Chairwoman of the committee Rep. Nita Lowey , said she was concerned that Barr summarized a 400 page report into just a four-page letter in two days. (more...)
New Zealand pol calls Facebook execs 'morally bankrupt pathological liars' New Zealand pol calls Facebook execs 'morally bankrupt pathological liars'
- April 10, 2019

The company said it removed about 1.5 million videos of the mass shooting in the first day after the shooting. Facebook has been criticized for not doing enough to police hate speech in Myanmar, where a government campaign against minority Rohinyga Muslims has been described by the United Nations as ethnic cleansing. (more...)
London introduces ultra low emission zone charge London introduces ultra low emission zone charge
- April 10, 2019

Drivers can use TfL's online checker , which normally targets pre-2007 motorbikes, pre-2006 petrol cars and vans, pre-2015 diesel vehicles and buses, coaches and lorries. Alex Williams, TfL's director of planning, said: "The ULEZ will almost halve road based nitrogen dioxide emissions in central London, reducing air pollution which has led to thousands of premature deaths in the capital and stunted the development of children's lungs". (more...)
Bees found living in Taiwanese woman's eye, eating her tears Bees found living in Taiwanese woman's eye, eating her tears
- April 10, 2019

But nope. It was bees. According to the Guardian , the hospital's head of ophthalmology Dr Hung Chi-ting said at a press conference: "I saw something that looked like insect legs, so I pulled them out under a microscope slowly, and one at a time without damaging their bodies". (more...)

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