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Author: 0 Thousands of women march across Venezuela as political crisis deepens

They also want the government to free scores of jailed activists, allow humanitarian aid from overseas to offset a brutal economic crisis and respect the independence of the legislature where the opposition won a majority in 2015. "We beg the armed forces: don't open fire on unarmed people". Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez on Friday denounced the protest movement, and said opposition "terrorists" were attempting a kind of nonconventional warfare.

Author: 0 Trump transition team warned Flynn about Russian contacts, report says

Now we know that even insiders in Trump's transition team were anxious enough about Flynn's contacts to ask the Obama administration for a classified Central Intelligence Agency profile of Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak . Trump has accused Obama officials of illegally leaking classified information about Flynn's contacts with Kislyak. According to The Washington Post , citing "current and former USA officials", people on the transition team had warned Flynn about "the risks of his ...

World FWC: 10-year-old girl bitten by gator at Moss Park
Author: 0 FWC: 10-year-old girl bitten by gator at Moss Park

A 10-year-old girl was bit by an alligator in central Florida on Saturday. Her family took her to a hospital for treatment. The park is located near Lake Hart and Lake Mary Jane. The Sentinel reported that a triathlete swimming in another lake flanking the park survived several bites from an alligator in 2010. Following the tragic death of two-year-old Lane Graves, who was killed by an alligator at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World a year ago, Orange County officials ...

World Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader
Author: 0 Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

Meshal now lives in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Haniya was born in Gaza's Shatti refugee camp in 1963. "Haniyeh was radicalized by the situation in Gaza ", said Bjorn Brenner, a researcher on Palestinian politics at the Swedish Defense University and the author of a book on Hamas.

World 82 freed Chibok schoolgirls arrive in Nigeria's capital
Author: 0 82 freed Chibok schoolgirls arrive in Nigeria's capital

A total of 113 Chibok girls are now missing, although Shekau claimed last August that some had been killed in military airstrikes. President Buhari expressed delight over the release of the girls and reassured Nigerians, especially relatives and friends of the determination of his administration to secure freedom for the remaining girls and other Nigerians still under the insurgents captivity.

World Favored Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby
Author: 0 Favored Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby

OddsShark had Florida Derby champ Always Dreaming as the betting favorite to win the 143rd Kentucky Derby, but admitted the wagers were "tepid". State Of Honor kept the lead until midway down the backstretch when Always Dreaming, who had been exclusively on the rail, moved outside him and took the lead and returned to the rail.

Author: 0 Palestinian Hunger Strike Enters 21st Day

Israeli authorities banned family visits for hunger-striking prisoners, just one day into the strike which was organized by imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouthi and launched on April 17, Palestinian Prisoner's Day. Some 850 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are still taking part in the strike. Fares said earlier Sunday that some of the hundreds of Palestinians participating in the hunger strike began taking vitamin supplements on day 15.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner's sister makes $150M pitch to Chinese investors

Kushners sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer, and her husband Joseph Meyer, took to the stage at Beijings Ritz-Carlton hotel yesterday, and Shanghais Four Seasons Hotel today to promote their new project One Journal Square, the Hong Kong- based South China Morning Post reported .

World 'All clear' sounds in German city after WWII bombs defused
Author: 0 'All clear' sounds in German city after WWII bombs defused

It is unclear whether the bombs are largely intact or present a real danger to the city. Bomb disposal expert Chris Hunter described the find as "quite a significant incident", telling Sky News: 'We don't tend to see five at once'. The biggest such evacuation took place last Christmas , when an unexploded British bomb forced 54,000 people out of their homes in Augsburg, southern Germany.

World Bill to declare Israel a Jewish state back on national agenda
Author: 0 Bill to declare Israel a Jewish state back on national agenda

The bill was one of the factors leading to the collapse of the Israeli coalition government in November of 2014, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a strong supporter of the legislation, clashed with then-Ministers Tzipi Livni and Yair Lapid, who opposed it.

World President Trump's job approval 40 percent in new NBC News/WSJ poll
Author: 0 President Trump's job approval 40 percent in new NBC News/WSJ poll

The future of Trump's presidency depends on whether his White House learns to lead Congress - and whether Congress can rally behind his agenda. This is something Americans have argued over for more than 100 years. There are no signs of major slippage in support among those who voted for Trump . "A lot of these that you read have not been able to make large policy changes", said Sharece Thrower, assistant professor of political science at Vanderbilt.

Author: 0 Westshore stock recovers after Canada region seeks US coal ban

But now that negotiations have reached a stalemate and there's no further talks planned at the moment, the Americans have slapped a 20 per cent duty, the President is calling Canada a disgrace, they want to pull out of NAFTA - we are free to do this.

World Protesters storm Macedonia parliament after vote for speaker
Author: 0 Protesters storm Macedonia parliament after vote for speaker

Xhaferi became the first ethnic Albanian parliament speaker in Macedonia since the small Balkan country won independence from then-Yugoslavia in 1991. A Reuters witness saw nationalist protesters angered over Xhaferi's election beating up another lawmaker in parliament, and broken glass was strewn about the floor.

World Merkel wants dialogue before Brexit negotiations
Author: 0 Merkel wants dialogue before Brexit negotiations

BRUSSELS (AP) - The 27 European Union nations are heading into two years of divorce negotiations with Britain as a solid bloc, saying Thursday there is a large consensus on the tough guidelines for their Brexit negotiators which are to be approved at a weekend summit.

Author: 0 Marine Le Pen steps down from National Front leadership

The third and forth candidates, Francois Fillon and Jean-Luc Mélenchon were not far behind with 19.94 and 19.64 percent of the votes. He said that the far-right would "deeply divide France" at a time when the terror threat requires "solidarity" and "cohesion".

World Venezuela Pulling Out of OAS Likely Move Toward Isolation
Author: 0 Venezuela Pulling Out of OAS Likely Move Toward Isolation

Echoed by the United States and European Union, the OAS has led an worldwide chorus of concern over the economic and political chaos in the major oil-exporting country. They will discuss a proposal by 16 countries, including Brazil, Mexico and the USA to convene a meeting of "Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs' on the situation in Venezuela ", Reuters reported.

Author: 0 Israeli Newspaper Claims Trump to Recognize Jerusalem as Jewish State's Capital

The Yedioth Ahronoth also reported that 25 U.S. officials were scheduled to arrive in Israel on Thursday to begin preparation for Trump's trip. A senior U.S. Former President Barack Obama did not travel to Israel during his first four years in the White House, but did make two trips there during his second term - an official three-day state visit in March 2013 and a one-day journey last September for the funeral of late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres.

World Presidency - Buhari's Doctors Advised Him To Slow Down
Author: 0 Presidency - Buhari's Doctors Advised Him To Slow Down

President Buhari's absence at that FEC meeting generated public concern about his health and led to insinuations in some quarters that the president had suffered a relapse of his ill-health. Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's president, pauses during the International Forum on Peace and Security In Africa, in Dakar, Senegal, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

Author: 0 Housing, the overdose crisis, leadership feature in feisty BC leaders' debate

Williams-Derry said it will be hard for Clark to use thermal coal as a bargaining chip in negotiations around softwood now that she is on the record saying coal is dirty. The Liberal leader deflected the question on trust, partly by discussing her economic record. The Greens have proposed large tax increases, and a four-year budget that balances out in the fourth year.

World China, Russia to counter Donald Trump's controversial THAAD missile shield
Author: 0 China, Russia to counter Donald Trump's controversial THAAD missile shield

Briefing senators at the White House, top Trump administration officials said President Donald Trump wanted to use diplomatic measures and tighten sanctions to pressure Kim Jong-Un's regime. The South also said the deployment of a USA anti-missile defence system was moving ahead effectively a day after angry protests by local residents against the battery and amid fierce opposition from China.

World French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister
Author: 0 French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister

Haradinaj was detained by French authorities on January 4, and the Colmar court the next day ordered him to remain in custody. Moscow shares Belgrade's concern over a French court's decision to release Ramush Haradinaj, leader of Kosovo militants, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday in a telephone conversation with Serbian Prime Minister Alexander Vucic.

World Nothing secret about PM-Jindal meeting, Maryam tweets
Author: 0 Nothing secret about PM-Jindal meeting, Maryam tweets

Indian steel magnate Sajjan Jindal has met Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a visit to Islamabad, triggering speculation in Pakistani media over revival of bilateral talks amid strains in ties. "What was the goal of this meeting at a time when India is bent upon isolating Pakistan in the world", the resolution said. Jindal reportedly hosted a lunch in favour of prime minister Nawaz Sharif during his visit to India back in August 2014.

World Britain loses case to delay submission of air pollution plan
Author: 0 Britain loses case to delay submission of air pollution plan

Mr Justice Garnham said the publication was "necessary to safeguard public health" and that the government's failure to comply with European Union legislation was "a significant threat to public health". Courts had given the government until Monday 24 April to set out draft guidelines to tackle illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution. Leadsom claimed the plan has been written, but was being held back as it would breach rules on Government activity - known as purdah - in the run ...

World Mortar fire from Syrian govt area hits Turkish military outpost
Author: 0 Mortar fire from Syrian govt area hits Turkish military outpost

Five of those casualties were among Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq, known as Peshmerga. He called on all Kurdish parties to unite against Turkey. But it's not clear if all the dead and injured were members of YPG, or People's Defense Units. The U.S. has emerged as the main backer of the Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, supporting the group in their battles against the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group.