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Americans await bombshell Mueller report

April 18, 2019

US President Donald Trump (L) and former FBI Director Robert Mueller, special counsel on the Russian investigation. AFP PHOTO IN SUMMARY Widespread doubt and suspicion has remained in the air despite Attorney General Bill Barr’s March 24 statement that the Mueller investigation found no criminal collusion by Trump’s 2016 campaign with Russia, and insufficient evidence […]

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EU warns U.S. against exposing EU firms in Cuba

April 18, 2019

By Reuters BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union on Wednesday reiterated its opposition to European firms and citizens being caught out by U.S. sanctions on Cuba, calling on Washington to adhere to a 1998 agreement to grant a consistent waiver for EU companies and citizens. “The EU reiterates a strong opposition to the extraterritorial application […]

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Years? Decades? Uncertainty over time needed to rebuild Notre-Dame

April 17, 2019

The steeple and spire collapses as smoke and flames engulf the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. AFP PHOTOS By AFP IN SUMMARY Despite the longer forecasts of decades of work, the rector of Notre-Dame, Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, said he was hopeful of being back behind the pulpit before he retired. The charred […]

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Trump tweets he will award Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom

April 16, 2019

Just one day after winning his fifth Masters Tournament championship in one of the greatest comebacks in golf history, Tiger Woods is set to receive another rare honor: the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Trump tweeted his congratulations for the Masters Tournament victory and announced that he would “be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF […]

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How Kenya gave Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks its first major global scoop

April 16, 2019

Julian Assange, far right, at the 2007 World Social Forum in Kenya:Pic:ANJALI TENEJA British police this week arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London in response to a US extradition request on charges that he helped hack Pentagon computers in 2010. The arrest marked the end of an era and the […]

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Indonesian woman caned on public after she broke Sharia law by having sex outside wedlock

April 15, 2019

The terrified woman kneeled on a stage wearing a white hood while a masked official brandished the weapon She was punished for breaking the arch-conservative Aceh region’s Sharia law by having sex outside wedlock Spectators gathered and took pictures of the flogging, which can also be imposed for gambling or drinking  These pictures show a […]

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American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations through August 19

April 15, 2019

  By Reuters American Airlines Group Inc said on Sunday it is extending Boeing Co 737 MAX cancellations through Aug. 19, leading to about 115 daily canceled flights, or 1.5 percent of its daily summer flying schedule. In a letter to employees and customers, Chief Executive Doug Parker and President Robert Isom said they believe […]

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Wikileaks founder Assange to cooperate with Sweden, but fight US warrant – lawyer

April 15, 2019

In this file photo taken on May 19, 2017 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange raises his fist on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London. British police have arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London after his asylum was withdrawn, the police said in a statement on April 11, 2019. AFP […]

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British MPs say WikiLeaks’ Assange should face justice in Sweden

April 14, 2019

 WikiLeaks cofounder Julian Assange sought asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden [Hannah McKay/Reuters] More than 70 British members of parliament have signed a letter urging the home secretary to ensure that WikiLeaks cofounder Julian Assange is extradited to Sweden if a case there is reopened against him. […]

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Airlines have completely stopped ordering the 737 Max

April 13, 2019

Airlines are holding off on orders for Boeing’s 737 Max — the latest sign of how deeply the company’s best-selling jet has been thrown into crisis. Boeing (BA) released data Tuesday that showed only 10 of the planes were ordered in the first two months of 2019. There were no orders in March, the month […]

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