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Venezuela moves closer to dictatorship

Venezuela moves closer to dictatorship Maduro has essentially ruled Venezuela by decree since late 2015, when his unpopular government was trounced in parliamentary elections and his opponents took control of congress. Venezuela's powerful attorney general on Friday broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro's government after the judiciary annulled congress, a rare show of internal dissent as protests and worldwide condemnation grew. [Full Article...]

Brazil become first team to qualify for 2018 World Cup

The victory was Brazil's eighth straight win under coach Tite. Brazil have become the second side to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, alongside hosts Russian Federation. I think that this time the Brazilians will make no mistake with the match against Paraguay . "It is the only way they will stop me". Argentina are now fifth and occupy the play-off spot and will face Uruguay in Aug... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom condemns arrest of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny following anti-corruption protests

Hundreds of protesters were arrested at the protests as thousands rallied across the country, calling on prime minister Dimitri Medvedev to quit over corruption allegations. Russian state television completely ignored the protests in their broadcasts on Sunday, and authorities didn't comment on it in any way. Opinion polls suggest Navalny, who hopes to run against Putin, has little chance of uns... [Full Article...]

Two White House officials played role in giving Devin Nunes intel reports

At his daily press briefing on Thursday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer would not say whether the information the committee members are invited to review is the same batch of documents Nunes talked about last week. The White House refused Thursday to say whether it secretly fed intelligence reports to a top Republican lawmaker, fueling concerns about political interference in the investigation into... [Full Article...]

Peters: Trump Environment Order Will 'Make America's Air Dirty Again'

In the past, Immelt expressed a willingness to work with the new administration. That's quite a lot to accomplish by executive order , and despite all the media attention he got for it, the president is eventually going to discover that he can't eradicate climate realities from federal consideration with the stroke of a pen. [Full Article...]

UN chief: More funding needed for Iraq programs

Iraqi coalition ground forces, backed by a US-led coalition bombing campaign, began the colossal Operation Inherent Resolve to remove Isis from Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in October 2016. commander and Iraqi sources have confirmed. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend said that it has likely played a part in a recent strike in the Iraqi city of Mosul that resulted in high civilian casualties. [Full Article...]

First new Samaria locale in 20 years for Amona evacuees

First new Samaria locale in 20 years for Amona evacuees New settlement announced Thursday would be the first established by Israel in more than 20 years . A senior Palestinian official said Palestinian policy now was to maintain relations and avoid confrontation over the issue with the Trump administration before president Mahmoud Abbas visits the White House in April. [Full Article...]

Trump calls congressional inquiry 'witch hunt'

Trump calls congressional inquiry 'witch hunt' Congressional committees and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are also looking into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election campaign. Kelner's statement reignites the Flynn story at a time when the House Investigation into Russian collusion is stalling and the Senate's work is just beginning , none of which is great news for the Trump administration. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Maduro Commits to Resolve Institutional Impasse

Venezuela's Maduro Commits to Resolve Institutional Impasse Vecchio also said the release of political prisoners and absolute respect for the National Assembly were "essential" for "the rescue of democracy" in Venezuela. He predicted the government would harden its position in the face of growing economic woes and worldwide pressure, further dashing hopes for dialogue and an electoral solution. [Full Article...]

Unanswered Questions about Rep. Nunes and Russian Federation

Richard Burr of North Carolina, and the ranking Democrat, Sen. In response, Yates' attorney argued that the White House had already waived its privilege on this matter and that she would not discuss any now classified information. The chairman of the House intelligence committee is refusing to step away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Swalwell dismissed Spicer'... [Full Article...]

Venezuela leader urges court to review ruling on congress

Venezuela leader urges court to review ruling on congress The court ruled in August 2016 that the National Assembly leadership was in contempt for swearing in three lawmakers who were suspended over alleged electoral fraud. In Caracas , several dozen students marched to the Supreme Court, but were pushed back by soldiers with riot shields. The main opposition alliance said it was holding around-the-clock meetings to determine its next steps, but... [Full Article...]

Senate votes to undo privacy rules that protect user data

Senate votes to undo privacy rules that protect user data Under the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Obama, internet providers would need to obtain consumer consent before using precise geolocation, financial information, health information, children's information and web browsing history for advertising and internal marketing. [Full Article...]

Malaysians' emotional return from Pyongyang in Kim body swap

National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters Friday that "we have obtained whatever we wanted from them" and are "satisfied" with the North Koreans' statements. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak ( pix ) said although faced with problems, the settlement reached had fulfilled two objectives of the negotiations stipulated by the government. [Full Article...]

Brexit: UK to publish 'Great Repeal Bill' plan to replace EU laws

Ms Rudd told The Guardian: "If you look at something like Europol, we are the largest contributor to Europol". "We will continue to play our part in ensuring that Europe remains strong and prosperous and able to lead in the world", she writes in the "Irish Times ", a day after formally launching the process of the UK's exit from the EU. [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal to play Roger Federer in Indain Wells semi final

Rafael Nadal to play Roger Federer in Indain Wells semi final His stylish win over Djokovic was the second time in as many weeks he had beaten the former world number one after also defeating the Serb in Acapulco. "I think I played a really good match", the 14th-seeded Vesnina said in her courtside interview. "Everybody likes Rafa. Everybody likes Roger". Also joining Kyrgios in the quarterfinals were No. [Full Article...]

Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

Many tributes from across the political spectrum have been paid to the former paramilitary leader who became the deputy first minister of Northern Ireland. Foster losing her job as First Minister. The funeral of Martin McGuinness has begun in Londonderry's Bogside . The 66-year-old died on Tuesday from a rare heart condition. [Full Article...]

Arsenal will miss Wenger when he's gone - Bernstein

Arsenal will miss Wenger when he's gone - Bernstein Arsenal will be without first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech after the former Czech Republic worldwide was forced off with a calf injury during the 3-1 loss at West Brom before the global break and has not recovered in time to face City so David Ospina will deputise. [Full Article...]

Fearless Girl extends NYC stay into 2018

The " Fearless Girl " statue was placed at its present spot in Manhattan's financial district to commemorate International Women's Day on March 8 - and became a popular fixture during the equality activism demonstrated that day called, "A Day Without a Woman". [Full Article...]

USA revives talks of moving Tel Aviv embassy to Jerusalem

US Vice President Mike Pence has confirmed that President Donald Trump is thinking about moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem. He's alluding to the Trump administration's deliberations about whether to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim, in line with Israel's long-standing wishes. [Full Article...]

Turkey, US vow to boost ties despite Kurdish issue remains

Turkey, US vow to boost ties despite Kurdish issue remains Speaking to reporters after meetings with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior ministers, Tillerson explained that the USA and its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey were struggling with "difficult choices" on a strategy to defeat ISIS in Syria. [Full Article...]

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