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Sudan forcibly closes Al Jazeera office

Sudan forcibly closes Al Jazeera office This week also saw a 48-hour nationwide strike, in which medics, lawyers, civil servants and airline personnel participated, aimed at pressuring the transitional military council to make way for a civilian government. Barbara Trionfi, an executive director at the International Press Institute (IPI), said the Vienna-based organisation had registered "numerous attacks on journalists, from detentions... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump wades into Britain's Brexit crisis

Mr Trump told British newspaper The Sunday Times ahead of a state visit to Britain, which starts today, that the next British leader should send arch-Brexiteer Nigel Farage to conduct the European Union talks. " President Trump's attempt to decide who'll be Britain's next PM is an entirely unacceptable interference in our democracy", Mr Corbyn said. The controversial political figure also... [Full Article...]

China says it doesn’t want to replace US as ‘boss of world’

China says it doesn’t want to replace US as ‘boss of world’ Ties between the two powers are once again taking centre stage at the weekend Singapore conference known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, which gathers defence ministers and top military officials from around the world. In his first major speech on the worldwide stage, Shanahan on Saturday mixed sharp criticism of China and warnings of North Korea's "extraordinary" threat with vows that the U.S. [Full Article...]

Isolated Storm Sunday Afternoon

Isolated Storm Sunday Afternoon An isolated strong to severe storm will be possible. Scattered storms ongoing across parts of the area Monday morning. Those storms will move through between noon and 5 p.m. Partly cloudy Tuesday with highs in the low 70s. A very summer-like pattern will continue for the upcoming work week, as highs soar into the upper 70s and lower 80s through Friday. [Full Article...]

Trump advices United Kingdom to leave European Union without treaty

Trump advices United Kingdom to leave European Union without treaty Asked if that included healthcare, he replied: "I would think so". "I'd go all out", Trump told The Times. Trump spoke about both Johnson and Nigel Farage in complimentary terms. A Downing Street spokesman told the outlet: "Who the President meets during his visit is of course a matter for him". In an interview with Sky News, London's mayor Sadiq Khan weighed in on the president's visi... [Full Article...]

Bill Barr believes Mueller COULD have declared Trump broke the law

Bill Barr believes Mueller COULD have declared Trump broke the law Talking to reporters on the White House South Lawn ahead of a trip to Colorado, Trump grew animated in reacting to a statement from US Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday. But then-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has said that while the White House had invited Mueller to speak to the president about the Federal Bureau of Investigation and thought about asking him to become ... [Full Article...]

Pompeo: Washington willing to talk with Iran with no preconditions

Pompeo: Washington willing to talk with Iran with no preconditions The U.S. isn't saying it will relent in its campaign to pressure Iran, but President Donald Trump has signaled a willingness to talk with Iran's leadership. His comments marked the first time that President Donald Trump's administration, which a year ago chose to withdraw from a hard-won 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, has so clearly stated its willingness to open a no-strings-a... [Full Article...]

Clashes at Jerusalem holy site as Israel marks 1967 war win

Al Jazeera reports that settlers gathered outside the compound and police chose to let them in. "In a massive violation of the holy month of Ramadan, the settlers broke into the compound through Al Mugharbah gate under the protection of Israeli police", he said. [Full Article...]

Chief of Merkel's junior coalition partner resigns

Chief of Merkel's junior coalition partner resigns Merkel's Christian Democrats and the SPD both bled support in last week's European elections as voters turned away from mainstream political parties, eroding support for a ruling coalition that already came close to falling apart previous year. [Full Article...]

Watchdog says Iran in compliance with 2015 nuclear deal

Watchdog says Iran in compliance with 2015 nuclear deal The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna , Austria March 4, 2019. It added that Iran had not enriched any uranium above the level allowed by the JCPOA. The fresh IAEA quarterly report, however, found Iran continued to comply with the JCPOA and said its inspectors had been given unfettered access to Iranian nuclear facilities. [Full Article...]

Amid USS McCain controversy, Pentagon says military will not be politicized

Amid USS McCain controversy, Pentagon says military will not be politicized Navy and Air Force officials that said: "USS John McCain needs to be out of sight". US President Donald Trump and his acting defence secretary have distanced themselves from an order to have a US warship that is named after John McCain kept out of sight during the commander-in-chief's recent visit to Japan. [Full Article...]

Dutch hostage held by Filipino militants killed in gubattle

Dutch hostage held by Filipino militants killed in gubattle Army Brig. Gen. Divino Rey Pabayo, commander of the Task Force Sulu, said Dutch bird watcher Ewold Horn was shot during a clash that broke out at 7:41 a.m. According to the statement, she was the wife of one of Abu Sayyaf's leaders. Malacañang has condemned the killing of a Dutch national held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf group and vowed to bring his killers to justice. [Full Article...]

U.S. allows Iran to use INSTEX for goods not under sanctions

U.S. allows Iran to use INSTEX for goods not under sanctions Germany is the first stop on a four-nation tour of Europe in which Pompeo will also visit Switzerland and the Netherlands before joining Trump on his state visit to Britain. Germany, one of the signatories of the 2015 landmark pact with Iran, is trying to save the deal which the United States abandoned a year ago. "We have many issues to discuss, since the world is not at rest", she added, menti... [Full Article...]

Iranian president says talks possible only if Washington shows "respect"

Iranian president says talks possible only if Washington shows Rouhani has repeatedly ruled out negotiations with the USA unless Washington lifts sanctions against the Iran and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal signed by Tehran and world powers. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a meeting with a group of Iranian athletes, in Tehran , Iran, June 1, 2019. Rouhani had previously signaled talks might be possible if sanctions were lifted. [Full Article...]

Trump briefly acknowledges Russian election interference, says not involved

Trump briefly acknowledges Russian election interference, says not involved On Thursday, top tanner Donald Trump publicly admitted that Russian Federation helped him get elected. "I think Trump wants to bang that word", he said . Attorney General William Barr told " CBS This Morning " that the Department of Justice did not agree with special counsel Robert Mueller's "legal analysis" regarding obstruction, so he and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "applied wha... [Full Article...]

Huge cruise ship plows into tourist boat, dock in Venice

Huge cruise ship plows into tourist boat, dock in Venice Italian media report that at least five people have been injured in the crash. The Opera, which can carry over 2,500 passengers, had previously suffered a mechanical power failure in 2011, as it was on a Baltic cruise. The towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist river boat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning. Critics say the waves the ships create are ero... [Full Article...]

Malaysian PM affirms unity with Japan on abductions

Malaysian PM affirms unity with Japan on abductions Mahathir Mohamad, speaking at a conference in Tokyo , acknowledged the security concerns but said they would not deter Malaysia. He also said that Huawei had a "tremendous advance" in technology over the United States, adding: "We have to accept that the U.S. [Full Article...]

Boeing 737 MAX may not return to service until August - IATA head

Boeing 737 MAX may not return to service until August - IATA head Crash investigators have focused on an automatic safety feature on the jet as a possible contributor to the crashes that killed a total of 346 people. "We do not expect something before 10 to 12 weeks in re-entry into service", de Juniac said. THE head of Boeing acknowledged yesterday that the company "clearly fell short" in dealing with the accident-ridden 737 MAX and said that it had not adequ... [Full Article...]

Boeing recognizes failures in security alert in the 737 Max

Boeing recognizes failures in security alert in the 737 Max The safety feature can notify pilots of problems early in a flight, and possibly could have prevented the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 in March, Chris Brady, the author of Boeing's 737 Technical Guide, told the BBC. "I don't see this as an additional material event for us, but it's something that's going to require individual attention customer by customer". Federal Aviation Administ... [Full Article...]

Taliban leader vows to keep fighting in Afghanistan

Taliban representatives have been talking with USA diplomats for months about withdrawing more than 20,000 United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation coalition troops in exchange for guarantees that Afghanistan will not be used as a base for attacks. [Full Article...]


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