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Thousands march in Venezuela against government

Maduro recently tried to use the Supreme Court to limit the power of the legislature, and the socialist country has been slammed by a devastating economic crisis, resulting in food shortages and increased crime. We've got more newsletters we think you'll find interesting. The EU's executive commission said Thursday that it was "saddened" by the deaths of two young people during Wednesday's prote... [Full Article...]

Two officers shot in 7-Eleven robbery in downtown Seattle

Two officers shot in 7-Eleven robbery in downtown Seattle The 19-year-old then ran to the entryway of an office building where he shot at police, who returned fire, Best said. The third suspect initially believed to be a part of the incident has been cleared of any involvement. Deputy Police Chief Carmen Best said the wounded officer was talking. Kang, 30, was in serious condition Friday at Harborview Medical Center, where his condition is said to be "im... [Full Article...]

Syria's Assad Regime Possess Several Tonnes Of chemical weapons

The Syrian president has said that he will allow an "impartial" investigation into the April 4 incident as long as it is carried out by "unbiased countries" without a political agenda. It came after a joint UN-OPCW investigation concluded in October that the Syrian air force had dropped chlorine barrel-bombs from helicopters on three opposition-held villages in 2014 and 2015. [Full Article...]

Justice Department: New York City Is 'Soft on Crime'

The DOJ warned nine jurisdictions around the country that they could potentially lose federal law enforcement grant money if they continued to operate as "sanctuary cities". NY has actually seen a reduction in the number of murders over past year, according to NYPD data. "I like to think of myself as a pretty calm and measured person, and I think most of the time I present myself that way, but... [Full Article...]

Theresa May wins Parliament's backing for snap UK election

She claimed a large Conservative majority would strengthen the Government's hand in getting a good Brexit deal and provide "strong and stable leadership in the national interest". A victory would give Ms May a powerful mandate extending until 2022, long enough to cover the Brexit negotiations plus a possible transition period into new trading arrangements with the EU. [Full Article...]

Paris Gunman was on police terror radar

Le Pen and Fillon insisted France is "at war". The attack came less than three days before French voters were due to go to the polls in presidential elections . Unconfirmed reports say he used an AK-47 in the attack itself. Thousands of troops and armed police have been deployed to guard tourist attractions such as the Champs-Elysees, as well as other potential targets including governmen... [Full Article...]

British PM May says June election result 'not certain'

The Prime Minister said the election was called to give the Prime Minister a greater mandate to secure a Brexit deal. May wasted no time , going from the vote in Parliament to kick off her campaign with a speech in to supporters northwestern England. [Full Article...]

White House Demands Risk Government Shutdown

White House Demands Risk Government Shutdown The Trump White House will begin issuing plans to agencies Friday in preparation for a shutdown . Further complicating that are demands from insurers and patient advocates that the Trump administration commit to continuing to provide additional financial aid to low-income Americans who buy health coverage through Affordable Care Act marketplaces. [Full Article...]

Iran reiterates commitment to nuclear deal

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" to destabilise countries in the Middle East as the Trump administration launched a review of its policy towards Teheran. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis matched Tillerson's tough words while on a visit to Saudi Arabia this week, pledging that the US would "reinforce Saudi Arabia's resistance to Iran's mischief". [Full Article...]

North Korea parades what appears to be new ICBM

North Korea parades what appears to be new ICBM During a speech at the parade, a high-ranking North Korean official blamed the Trump administration for heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula, saying North Korea will respond with "all-out war and a nuclear war" if attacked. For outside military analysts, though, the highlight is the weaponry that the North puts on display. Amid the fanfare and regalia of its founder's birthday celebration... [Full Article...]

Orthodox, Catholic Belarusians celebrate Easter

Orthodox, Catholic Belarusians celebrate Easter At the Assumption Church and St Francis Xavier Church here, several thousand worshippers attended the services at various times throughout the day. In other words, Easter Sunday is tied to the transitions of nature, so that the date moves from year to year. [Full Article...]

Melenchon, Fillon bridge gap on top two in France election

Melenchon, Fillon bridge gap on top two in France election After weeks of twists and turns, the unpredictable race has narrowed dramatically, with surveys suggesting four candidates are in contention to win one of the top two spots in the April 23 vote and progress to the run-off election a fortnight later. [Full Article...]

Egypt strongly condemns Paris' Champs Elysees shooting

Egypt strongly condemns Paris' Champs Elysees shooting Mr Molins said the attacker had a note defending the Islamic State group with him when he opened fire. Cheurfi also had addresses of police stations written on bits of paper in his auto, he said. A prosecutor in Antwerp said: "That man came to police after he saw himself appear on social media as terror suspect No. 1 relating to yesterday's facts". [Full Article...]

Ministers fear, want to keep me out of party: AIADMK's TTV Dinakaran

A cloak of secrecy surrounding Jayalalithaa's health during her long hospitalisation and her death on December 5 had sparked allegations that she wasn't given proper treatment and led to conspiracy theories in the state. He also said the families of Dinakaran and Sasikala had undergone sufferings and also contributed to the party's growth. But then Sasikala chose to become Chief Minister herself... [Full Article...]

Giraffe cam with April, baby to end on Friday

Giraffe cam with April, baby to end on Friday April the giraffe gave birth to a boy calf Saturday. Officials with the Animal Adventure Park are disabling the giraffe's live stream today at 4:30 pm Eastern time. You can register at NameAprilsCalf.com and suggest as many names as you like, though bear in mind each entry will cost $1. April the Giraffe's new calf still needs a name. [Full Article...]

Britain's General Election: A Ploy to Stop 'Hard Brexit'?

Britain's General Election: A Ploy to Stop 'Hard Brexit'? May's Conservatives now hold 330 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons . Three weekend opinion polls put the Conservatives about 20 points ahead of Labour, and if translated into votes, this could give May an "election landslide" with a majority of more than 100, according to an analysis by The Times . [Full Article...]

Ga. Republican, At Center Of Planned Parenthood Controversy, Back In Spotlight

Ga. Republican, At Center Of Planned Parenthood Controversy, Back In Spotlight Ossoff finished in an election this week just shy of the 50% threshold against a crowded field of Republicans, meaning he and second-place vote-getter Handel advanced to a runoff election on June 20. "Mr. Ossoff may have the tougher challenge in June", Cameron McWhirter and Natalie Andrews wrote. And the party will need to take a page out of the Democrats' (rather effective) playbook and make ... [Full Article...]

Mexico Catches One Of Several Fugitive Former Governors After A Half-Year Hunt

In mid-October 2016, Duarte resigned as governor amid allegations of corruption and disappeared. It said he is wanted on suspicion of organised crime and illicit enrichment. Interpol joined the search and the Mexican government offered a reward of about $811,000 for his capture. Javier Duarte is being investigated for corruption and is linked to real estate holdings in the USA, including in Sc... [Full Article...]

North Korea endures missile test failure day after military parade

North Korea endures missile test failure day after military parade The nuclear-armed North is under United Nations sanctions over its weapons programmes, and has ambitions to build a rocket capable of delivering a warhead to the U.S. Abe also urged China and Russian Federation to play more constructive roles on the issue. Pence is travelling to South Korea to hold talks with the country's leadership. [Full Article...]

Neil deGrasse Tyson unpacks, debunks 11 sci-fi movie moments

Neil deGrasse Tyson unpacks, debunks 11 sci-fi movie moments Introduced by Tyson as "containing what may be the most important words I have ever spoken", the four-minute video attacks a decline in scientific literacy in the U.S., per Business Insider , with Tyson noting that the result could be catastrophic. [Full Article...]


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