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USA reviews case that led Venezuela to seize GM

USA reviews case that led Venezuela to seize GM At least two people have been shot dead in Venezuela in protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. The center-right opposition has called for the military - a pillar of Maduro's power - to abandon him. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement on Thursday. UNIVEN, the University of Miami's Venezuelan Student Association, has responded by collecting funds and medi... [Full Article...]

Turkish opposition says appealing referendum on Erdogan powers

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday the two leaders would meet before a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels next month and were trying to finalize a date. Gulen denies the charges. The changes would particularly allow Erdogan to appoint and fire ministers, name half the members of Turkey's highest judicial body, hold the leadership of a political party whil... [Full Article...]

Turkish body votes against annulling referendum

Turkish body votes against annulling referendum The "Yes" camp won Sunday's poll with just 51.41% of the vote but the result has been challenged, with angry protests staged in parts of Istanbul and other cities. But he said the AKP would not hold a party congress until 2018, indicating Erdogan would not officially become its leader until then. "We will invite our founding chairman to our party and we will feel a huge elation to see him amon... [Full Article...]

Indian Navy test-fires Brahmos supersonic cruise missile

Indian Navy test-fires Brahmos supersonic cruise missile India's Brahmos supersonic cruise missiles, mounted on a truck. Indian Navy on Friday afternoon successfully test-fired the land-attack version of Brahmos supersonic cruise missile. Land attack variant of Brahmos Missile provides Indian naval ships the capability to precisely neutralise selected targets deep inland, far away from coast. [Full Article...]

April the giraffe and her boy calf are doing well

April the giraffe and her boy calf are doing well The not-yet-named male baby giraffe was running around with its mother within three hours of birth at the private zoo in Harpursville, a village 130 miles (210 kilometers) northwest of New York City. The zoo began streaming from April's enclosure in February. The only catch it that each vote is $1 and each person must vote at least 5 times, which essentially means $5 per vote. [Full Article...]

Thirteen Indian villagers killed in massive fire

Thirteen Indian villagers killed in massive fire According to Chhindwara SP Gaurav Tiwari, 14 dead bodies have been recovered from the community hall out of which eight have been identified while six have still not been identified. The fire is under control now. Agriculture Minister Gaurishankar Bisen condoled the deaths and announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to each bereaved family. [Full Article...]

US envoy: Iran and Hezbollah want to destabilize the Mideast

US envoy: Iran and Hezbollah want to destabilize the Mideast Leading a discussion on the Middle East at the UN Security Council on Thursday, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the main concern in the Middle East is not Israel, but Iran. "Ending the occupation and realizing a two-state solution will not solve all the region's problems, but as long as the conflict persists, it will continue to feed them". [Full Article...]

UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter, proposes May date

The planned Ann Coulter speech was a collaboration among YAF, the Berkeley College Republicans and BridgeUSA, formerly known as BridgeCal. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, has filed a bill that would protect controversial speakers on campus, prohibiting protests "that infringe upon the rights of others to engage in or listen to expressive activity". [Full Article...]

Trump Revokes Obama's Parting Gift to Planned Parenthood

Trump Revokes Obama's Parting Gift to Planned Parenthood Moore, a strident critic of Trump, publicly declared his support for Planned Parenthood by joining the organization the day after the president's inauguration. Roughly 1.5 million receive their Title X care at Planned Parenthood. Question: Why are taxpayers funding Title X "family-planning grants" in the first place? The bill overturns a rule that prohibits states from refusing to distribute... [Full Article...]

Trump to attend three Asian summits in November: Pence

Trump to attend three Asian summits in November: Pence Pence told reporters in Jakarta that it was a "strategic partnership" between the USA and ASEAN. Pence said that Trump would attend the U.S. -ASEAN summit and the East Asia Summit in the Philippines, as well as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam, Reuters reported. [Full Article...]

NY subway service inches back on; power outage cause unknown

NY subway service inches back on; power outage cause unknown The MTA is investigating with Con Edison at the scene, a spokeswoman said. MTA spokesperson Kevin Ortiz said it was a result of a Con Ed power issue. Some riders reported a commute that measured two to three hours. The express train rumbles from Brighton Beach in Brooklyn up to Bedford Park in the Bronx. Northbound D trains may terminate at 34th Street-Herald Square. [Full Article...]

French police officer killed, Champs-Elysées in Paris closed, CNN affiliate says

Witness Chelloug, a kitchen assistant, told Reuters he was walking out of a shop and saw a man get out of a auto and open fire with a rifle on a policeman. They believe there was just one attacker, and the danger is likely over, the source said. Trump signs boy's hat then throws it into the crowd US President Donald Trump has added a fresh gaffe to his list after he was filmed offering to a sig... [Full Article...]

H-1B visa issue is a trade matter

H-1B visa issue is a trade matter The US administration headed by president Donald Trump had signed a new executive order this Tuesday aimed at curbing misuse of H-1B visas and protecting jobs of American nationals. During the meeting here in Washington - the first cabinet-level interaction between the two countries under the Trump administration - Ross is believed to have said that United States has started the process of reviewi... [Full Article...]

Gunman targeting white men kills 3 in Fresno, California

Gunman targeting white men kills 3 in Fresno, California Kori Ali Muhammad , 39, accused of shooting three people to death on Tuesday in downtown Fresno, California, U.S., is seen in this Fresno County Sheriff's Office booking photo released on April 19, 2017. The suspect noticed the driver was Hispanic, and the passenger was white. During the rampage, Muhammad shot at a resident who he encountered in the neighborhood multiple times but missed, Dyer... [Full Article...]

Le Pen visits Russia weeks before French presidential vote

Le Pen visits Russia weeks before French presidential vote Her campaign chief, David Rachline, confirmed the planned visit. FBI Director James Comey told USA legislators Monday that the bureau "is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election ", including possible links between the Kremlin and members of the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

Immigrant protected by DACA deported, attorneys say

Immigrant protected by DACA deported, attorneys say The case involves Juan Manuel Montes, who says he was deported from California in February, though he has lived in the USA since he was a child. The Department of Homeland Security claimed Wednesday Montes no longer qualified for DACA. He was then cleared for DACA four years later. DHS has said about 1,500 recipients have lost DACA status because of a criminal conviction or gang affiliation. [Full Article...]

2 more charged in Michigan genital mutilation investigation

2 more charged in Michigan genital mutilation investigation Fakhruddin Attar, who owns a medical clinic in Livonia, Michigan, and his wife Farida Attar, who works as an office manager there, were accused of allowing Jumana Nagarwala to perform the procedures at their office. The genital mutilation operation is practiced by sects of certain cultures in Africa and Asia with the intent of reducing sexual stimulation in women, thereby, theoretically, reducing ... [Full Article...]

Should Theresa May take part in TV debates before the general election?

Parliament will still sit for another fortnight, but party leaders wasted no time in hitting the campaign trail on Wednesday evening. Earlier , Mr Corbyn dismissed Mrs May's argument that she needs a fresh mandate to deliver Brexit, and said it was "extremely interesting" that she had chosen to call an election as the Crown Prosecution Service prepares to decide whether to press charges against... [Full Article...]

House Russia Probe Back on Track as Delayed Hearings Are Scheduled

House Russia Probe Back on Track as Delayed Hearings Are Scheduled Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, has taken over in the meantime and the panel's top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, told "CBS This Morning this week that the probe is " back on track " after Nunes, he said, "cast a real cloud over the committee". Nunes, who served on Trump's transition team, came under intense scrutiny last month for his decision to bypass the rest of his committee and brief Trump on class... [Full Article...]

Protestors demand Trump release tax returns

Protestors demand Trump release tax returns White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed Monday that Trump's taxes were still under audit, which would not technically preclude them from being released. The rallies were largely peaceful but in Berkeley, California, police arrested 13 people at unrelated gatherings in a park after fistfights broke out between pro- and anti-Trump factions. [Full Article...]


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