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Javier Valdez, Award-Winning Mexican Crime Journalist, Assassinated

It is one of the most risky in the country, fueled by drug cartel violence. Valdez also contributed dispatches to the national daily La Jornada and published a book a year ago about the dangers facing journalists who report honestly on the rampant crime and corruption gripping Mexico. [Full Article...]

UK's Labour party pledges Brexit rethink

Labour's 2015 general election candidate for Peterborough says she is "devastated" she can't stand again in June's election as she is due to move house. Starmer said the party "genuinely accepts the outcome of the referendum" - a concession that may drive those who want to reverse course into the arms of the more pro-EU Liberal Democrats. [Full Article...]

Government pushes on with company tax cuts

Government pushes on with company tax cuts Morrison described the measure, along with a A$8.2 billion income tax increase on workers, as "basically a Senate tax" to get the budget back into balance as demanded by ratings agencies or risk losing its triple-A credit rating. Banks will also face new rules and penalties for their most senior executives and a dedicated team to regulate them at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. [Full Article...]

Judges scrutinize motives of Trump's travel ban as court battle continues

Clinton, a Democrat, appointed Hawkins in 1994 after Hawkins served as Arizona's top federal prosecutor from 1977 to 1980 and as a U.S. Marine Corps judge deciding court martials from 1973 to 1976. These include Trump's statement at the signing of the first executive order, when he read the title of the order and then commented, "we all know what that means". [Full Article...]

Macron delays naming ministers to check taxes

Macron wants to break through the left-right divide that has dominated the euro zone's second-largest economy for decades, and so is drawing in figures from outside his year-old centrist Republic on the Move (REM) party to complete his list of ministers, expected on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

OH boy, 9, dies of cocaine overdose

OH boy, 9, dies of cocaine overdose Police are investigating the death of a 9-year-old OH boy as a possible homicide after tests showed the cause was acute cocaine toxicity. The boy died from acute cocaine toxicity, according to the county coroner. They intend to present the case to a grand jury to determine whether there is enough evidence to file criminal charges. Two other children have since been removed from the home by aut... [Full Article...]

Trump Threatens Comey In New Tweet

Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill., called Trump " dangerous " on Friday in the wake of Trump's post on Twitter that suggested he taped a conversation with Comey. Friday morning dawned like any other. Trump fired Comey on Wednesday, setting off a slew of speculation and leaks over why the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director - who had been disliked on both sides of the aisle - was sacked. [Full Article...]

Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP ) - Acting Warriors coach Mike Brown had a legitimate excuse for his late arrival at Oracle Arena for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals: seems he just avoided getting arrested right outside. "My approach to this game for 14 years that I've been in the league is to play hard and (give) 100 percent of whatever I have", Pachulia said on Monday. [Full Article...]

Mamata Banerjee discusses joint candidate for presidential polls with Sonia Gandhi

Mamata Banerjee discusses joint candidate for presidential polls with Sonia Gandhi Banerjee, during the meeting, apparently supported the idea of a joint Opposition candidate and criticised the Centre's failure to come up with a name that can evolve consensus for the post. She is learnt to have told the Congress president her party was fine with the re-election of President Pranab Mukherjee if there was a consensus on him. [Full Article...]

Sturgeon says Independent Scotland may not rejoin EU

During the 2014 independence referendum, the Scottish Government argued it could apply for full European Union membership and be accepted within an 18-month period of the country voting to leave the United Kingdom and formal independence taking place. [Full Article...]

Trump pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation director could come within days

Trump pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation director could come within days When asked if Trump requested loyalty from Comey during a dinner, Spicer said that did not happen and the president wanted loyalty to the country and rule of the law. Krishnamoorthi said the White House tapes could accelerate current investigations as previous tapes have aided past inquiries. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and two others are also expected to meet Attorney General Jeff Session... [Full Article...]

Voters in Canada's British Columbia head to polls in dead-heat race

Voters in Canada's British Columbia head to polls in dead-heat race Looking forward, Angolano said all three parties need to face how to cross that urban-rural divide in the next election to form a majority government . "I think British Columbians heard the message about how important it is that we fight for jobs, especially in the face of rising USA protectionism in the United States and that we keep taxes low, stay competitive, leave more money in people's pock... [Full Article...]

Australia considers banning laptops from airliner cabins

Australia considers banning laptops from airliner cabins John Coyne, a national security analyst with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, explained that the US' laptop ban move was triggered from intelligence on a specific threat, but Australia appears to have no such risk at the moment. "The Government is aware of the changes that have been made", Turnbull said. He believes Australia is unlikely to follow suit without a similar threat. [Full Article...]

US President Donald Trump in NY to meet Turnbull

US President Donald Trump in NY to meet Turnbull Mr Trump also tweeted on Saturday that "everybody" had better health care than the USA, but the system would "soon be great". The president made the remark on the day that he heralded the House Republican vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). [Full Article...]

Trump and Erdogan to work toward finding Syria consensus

The fight against terrorism should not be led with another terror organization. "I see this trip as a new milestone in Turkey-U.S. relations", Erdogan said. On a collision course with an ally, the United States will arm Syria's Kurds to fight Islamic State militants despite staunch objections from Turkey. [Full Article...]

Trump allegedly asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation

The burden of proof shifts to Trump and the White House to show that what Comey wrote in the memo was simply incorrect. The existence of the memo was first reported Tuesday by The New York Times . "Suggesting it should wind down because you're anxious about where it may lead is very different". "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. [Full Article...]

Trump asked Comey to drop Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Flynn's Russian Federation ties

Trump asked Comey to drop Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Flynn's Russian Federation ties Lawmakers were just beginning to grapple with the week's first White House controversy when news of yet another Trump-related scandal began echoing through Capitol Hill. "We need to have all the facts, and it is appropriate for the House Oversight Committee to request this memo."said Ashlee Strong, a Ryan spokeswoman". [Full Article...]

U.S. allies seen cooperating despite alleged Trump leak

U.S. allies seen cooperating despite alleged Trump leak One official said it appeared the transition aides were moving the information from the transition offices to the White House , a distance of just a few blocks. " He wasn't briefed on the source of this information". Anxious about keeping tabs on the highly sensitive material, the Obama administration officials set new limits on some classified information and explicitly barred Trump aides from... [Full Article...]

North Korea Claims Long Range Missile Can Carry A Nuke

North Korea Claims Long Range Missile Can Carry A Nuke The missile, which flew 430 miles and reached an altitude of more than 1,245 miles, went further and higher than the nation's last successful test launch. Admiral Harry Harris, the top USA commander in the Asia-Pacific, said continued missile launches by North Korea showed the importance of the alliance between Japan and the United States and called the North's actions unacceptable. [Full Article...]

Majority of Republicans Approve of Comey's Firing, According to New Poll

Although they can mount considerable pressure before and during the confirmation process, they don't control enough votes to influence the outcome. Republicans hold 52 seats in the chamber to Democrats' 48. Trump has participated in briefings and absorbed reading materials prepped by his national security team, and he's gone to the White House situation room for sensitive discussions on matters su... [Full Article...]


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