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American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations through August 19 American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations through August 19
- April 16, 2019

That means that Southwest, the largest North American operator of the 737 MAX, will work through the peak summer travel season without the 34 737 MAX 8 aircraft in their fleet. AA said that updated plans will see around 115 daily flights cancelled until mid-August, equating to around 1.5 per cent of services. Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority has published a preliminary report of the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 crash on April 4, 2019, deeming that angle of attack (AoA) sensor ... (more...)
Ukip MEP quits to join Farage’s new Brexit Party Ukip MEP quits to join Farage’s new Brexit Party
- April 16, 2019

A poll by Opinium covered in the Observer said that support for Tories had fallen to 29 percent, down six percentage points compared to a fortnight ago. He warned the talks could not be allowed to drag out for months, but showed little indication the government may drop its requirement that future EU ties cannot involve a customs union. (more...)
Boy, 5, thrown from shopping mall in Minneapolis - man arrested
- April 15, 2019

In the press conference about the incident, Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts said Landen is "receiving care". A witness, Brian Johnson , told WCCO-TV on Friday that he heard a woman scream that her child had been thrown from the balcony. (more...)
White House says Congress not 'smart enough' to assess Trump tax returns White House says Congress not 'smart enough' to assess Trump tax returns
- April 15, 2019

In the safer confines of Fox News , Sanders also had snide insults of Congress lined up, defending administration efforts to defy both Congress and the law with an assertion that she didn't think "this group of congressmen and women are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages" of Trump's still-hidden taxes even if they got them. (more...)
Tornado touches down in Texas as severe storms threaten Southeast Tornado touches down in Texas as severe storms threaten Southeast
- April 15, 2019

The large storm system also knocked out power to thousands and caused flash floods. The National Weather Service has put the region under a hazardous weather outlook Sunday with more rain expected throughout Monday. The Angelina County Sheriff's Office says an 8-year-old and 3-year-old died after the tree hit the back of the vehicle in Lufkin, about 115 miles (185 kilometers) northeast of Houston. (more...)
Bernie Sanders starts campaign swing Friday with Wisconsin rally Bernie Sanders starts campaign swing Friday with Wisconsin rally
- April 14, 2019

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal , D-Mass., told the IRS that the law gives Congress a right to the six years of Trump's personal and business tax returns, and set a deadline for the agency to respond by April 23. Mnuchin took issue with Neal's characterization of the dispute as a straightforward issue in light of the law governing the matter. He said that he was under audit and didn't intend to turn anything over until that process had been completed. (more...)
ECRL back on track, alignment shortened by 40km: Daim ECRL back on track, alignment shortened by 40km: Daim
- April 13, 2019

But the project's cost ballooned as construction went underway, with the finance ministry estimating that the price tag could reach as much as 81 billion ringgit. It is not a new agreement or contract, but an improved deal, he said at a press conference at the Malaysian embassy. Malaysia said Friday a major Chinese-backed railway had been revived following a deal to cut costs, lifting a suspension slapped on the project when a corruption-plagued regime lost power a year ago. (more...)
Sudan protesters ask army hand over immediately Sudan protesters ask army hand over immediately
- April 13, 2019

In both countries, the military stage-managed the leaders' departure, in a likely attempt to preserve their power. "The one, right now, announced that he's going to take over for two years, it won't [change] anything for Sudan and it won't be no change", said Atem. (more...)
Disasters drag down Boeing's deliveries of new jets Disasters drag down Boeing's deliveries of new jets
- April 13, 2019

The fall in order suggests that airlines had adopted a wait-and-watch approach as Boeing looks to ride out the worst crisis in its history. The lawsuit seeks damages for Boeing stock investors from January 8 to March 21. Meanwhile, airlines that own the almost 400 grounded Max jets are canceling flights. "Boeing's CEO explicitly apologised to 346 passenger families", said Merdian Agustin, whose husband died in the crash. (more...)
Child hurt, suspect arrested in Mall of America incident Child hurt, suspect arrested in Mall of America incident
- April 13, 2019

Details of his condition weren't immediately available. Potts said police managed to apprehend the suspect inside the mall and they do not believe there is a threat to the public. Per CNN , Potts said, "The child did suffer significant injuries". Police don't think there is any relationship between the man and the child or the child's family. (more...)
Attorney Michael Avenatti faces new criminal charges in Calif. Attorney Michael Avenatti faces new criminal charges in Calif.
- April 12, 2019

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti on 36 counts, including embezzlement, wire fraud, tax evasion and bank fraud connected to his alleged theft of tens of millions of dollars. The court ordered federal agents to seize Avenatti's jet at Santa Barbara Airport on Wednesday . That same day in Los Angeles, prosecutors claimed that Avenatti misused a client settlements to fund his coffee business, and also used the money to pay personal expenses. (more...)
Japanese F-35 Fighter Jet Crashes into the Pacific Japanese F-35 Fighter Jet Crashes into the Pacific
- April 12, 2019

The crash marks the second time in a year an F-35 has crashed , after a Marine Corps F-35B went down in SC in October. There was no word yet on the fate of the single pilot on board the jet, Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya said yesterday. (more...)
Boeing CEO points to risk and responsibility in fresh statement Boeing CEO points to risk and responsibility in fresh statement
- April 11, 2019

As airlines gear up for what could be a turbulent earnings season , Southwest Airlines , a major United States operator of the now-grounded 737 max planes, was hit with a stock downgrade by analysts at Raymond James. First-quarter earnings for S&P 500 companies are expected to contract by 2.3 per cent from past year, according to Refinitiv data. He said he now predicts it will take Boeing until 2021 to catch up on promised aircraft deliveries. (more...)
Taiwan Doctor Finds Bees Living In Woman's Eye Taiwan Doctor Finds Bees Living In Woman's Eye
- April 11, 2019

At the hospital the next morning, Hung had suspected an infection, but when he looked at He's eye through a microscope, he saw the tiny legs of the bees wriggling in her ducts, where they were feeding off the moisture and salt of her tears. (more...)
William Barr says 'spying did occur' on Trump campaign during Obama era William Barr says 'spying did occur' on Trump campaign during Obama era
- April 11, 2019

What did he say at the hearing? Senator Lindsey Graham , who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, has already pledged to pursue the issue . Shaheen asked in a follow-up whether Barr believed the Federal Bureau of Investigation spied on the Trump team. (more...)
Snow starts in region, winter storm watch coming Snow starts in region, winter storm watch coming
- April 11, 2019

The potential is there for a " bomb cyclone " to impact the Plains this week. The weather phenomenon with a complex scientific definition essentially entails a rapid drop in air pressure and a storm strengthening explosively. In Colorado , 1,800 trained snow-removal personnel and 950 maintenance trucks are standing by. "The historic nature is going to mainly revolve around the snow that we're going to see", Accuweather meteorologist Max Vido. (more...)
William Barr: Censored Mueller report close to release William Barr: Censored Mueller report close to release
- April 11, 2019

Barr is up against Democratic Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff. "I can envision a situation where under appropriate safeguards, that information can be shared", Barr said. Interestingly, Barr noted that Mueller's team did not play a role in drafting the original letter of summary given to Congress on the Special Counsel's report. (more...)
American soldiers, 1 US contractor killed in Afghanistan American soldiers, 1 US contractor killed in Afghanistan
- April 10, 2019

The U.S. and NATO Resolute Support mission issued a statement "to clarify initial reporting" about Monday's roadside bombing of an American convoy near the main U.S. The violence has killed at least five people and injured dozens more. He said Afghans want peace, but "they don't want to live the way that the Taliban want them to live". (more...)
Trump removes secret service director in agency’s ‘near-systematic purge’ Trump removes secret service director in agency’s ‘near-systematic purge’
- April 09, 2019

Her departure had been long rumored particularly after criticism of the administration's 2018 family separation policy at the border with Mexico and as USA border officials estimated that 100,000 migrants were apprehended at the southern border in March, the highest level in a decade. (more...)
Dispute Over Family Separations at Border Forced Nielsen Out Dispute Over Family Separations at Border Forced Nielsen Out
- April 09, 2019

But the reprieve was to prove temporary. Trump threatened to fire her and she previously considered resigning, but officials at the time recognised there were no obvious successors in place. She falsely claimed the administration had no policy of separating families and were instead enforcing a law enacted by Congress. Nielsen told Trump that would be a bad and even risky idea, and that the governor of Texas, Republican Greg Abbott, has been very supportive of the President. (more...)
Iran floods death toll reaches 70 Iran floods death toll reaches 70
- April 09, 2019

Around 70 villages in the province have already been evacuated in the past week. Heavy rains in Iran began on March 19, affecting around 1,900 cities, towns and villages. "These floods once again show the level of Iranian regime mismanagement in urban planning and in emergency preparedness". The foreign minister responded by taking a shot at the USA relief efforts from hurricanes Harvey, Michael and Florence and Maria. (more...)
American service members, 1 contractor killed in attack in Afghanistan
- April 09, 2019

Earlier, the Taliban claimed to have conducted an attack with a auto bomb, saying "multiple invaders" had been killed. The Defense Department said it was withholding the names of the fallen Americans until 24 hours after their families had been notified, per normal Pentagon policy. (more...)
US Treasury official David Malpass elected as World Bank's president US Treasury official David Malpass elected as World Bank's president
- April 08, 2019

The US holds a 16% share of the board's voting power and has traditionally chosen the World Bank's chief. "In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of people living in extreme poverty is on the rise, and 15 million new jobs would be needed every year to keep up with population growth", the former Wall Street economist said. (more...)
Kirstjen Nielsen, Department of Homeland Security Secretary, is resigning from her position Kirstjen Nielsen, Department of Homeland Security Secretary, is resigning from her position
- April 08, 2019

Current Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning her position after a previously unremarked but scheduled meeting at the White House on Sunday. "We may be going in a different direction", he said then. Nielsen has faced criticism over the past year, and has been a subject of recent critical segments from Fox News Channel's Lou Dobbs regarding her actions or, as some see it, perceived inaction on the border crisis. (more...)
Assange May Be Expelled from Embassy Within Hours or Days Assange May Be Expelled from Embassy Within Hours or Days
- April 08, 2019

The truck continued to circle past the embassy at regular intervals. Ecuador's foreign ministry has issued a statement refusing to comment on what it calls "rumours, theories or conjectures". Meanwhile, in December, Moreno advised Assange to hand himself in to the authorities, provided the United Kingdom government guaranteed that Assange would not be extradited anywhere where he could face the capital punishment. (more...)
NZ judge orders psych test for mosque terrorist in second court appearance NZ judge orders psych test for mosque terrorist in second court appearance
- April 07, 2019

He was arrested on the day of the shootings itself. He also posted a manifesto of his beliefs before the shootings. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called the mosque killings a well-planned "terrorist attack" and taken immediate steps to tighten the country's gun laws . (more...)
Netanyahu lands in Moscow for pre-election Putin meeting Netanyahu lands in Moscow for pre-election Putin meeting
- April 07, 2019

A senior Palestinian official slammed on Friday the remarks of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Gaza Strip and the continuation of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. A video released by the ministry showed the Israeli prime minister and Russian armed forces chief Valery Gerasimov laying flowers on a casket covered with an Israeli flag. (more...)
Kushner’s Security Clearance Got Denied Over Foreign Interest Concerns Kushner’s Security Clearance Got Denied Over Foreign Interest Concerns
- April 07, 2019

He added, "When I came to Washington, I had a very successful business career". "I feel that right now this is my last hope to really bring the integrity back into our office". Without naming him, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., railed against Kushner's use of WhatsApp to communicate with acquaintances overseas, an allegation made by a committee Democrat who spoke with his lawyer about the matter a year ago. (more...)
Court Orders Christchurch Shooter to Undergo Mental Health Tests Court Orders Christchurch Shooter to Undergo Mental Health Tests
- April 07, 2019

In the aftermath of the deadly 15 March 2019 attack on several Christchurch mosques that left 50 people dead the New Zealand government chose to change the country's gun laws . A court registrar greeted people in Arabic and English as the hearing got underway. He also ordered the names of the 39 attempted murder victims to be suppressed, saying identifying them could hinder their recovery, and ruled a summary of the prosecution's allegations would not be made public as it contained ... (more...)
Donald Trump defends his retweet of Joe Biden parody video Donald Trump defends his retweet of Joe Biden parody video
- April 06, 2019

Former Arizona state Rep. David Stringer, who resigned on March 27 as revelations that he was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two children came to light, reportedly told an activist a year ago that he doesn't want to "demonize" child sex trafficking, reports The Arizona Republic . (more...)
The US says India never shot down a Pakistani F-16 The US says India never shot down a Pakistani F-16
- April 06, 2019

According to a report in Foreign Policy , a prominent American magazine, a USA count of the F-16 jets with Pakistan has found that none of them is "missing" and all the fighter planes were "present and accounted for". Generally, in such agreements, the USA requires the receiving country to allow its officials to inspect the equipment regularly to ensure it is accounted for and protected, the news report said. (more...)
Eastern Libyan commander orders his troops to move on Tripoli Eastern Libyan commander orders his troops to move on Tripoli
- April 06, 2019

Guterres appealed for calm, writing on his Twitter account that he was "deeply concerned by the military movement taking place in Libya and the risk of confrontation". Germany called an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council due to the military escalation. Russian Federation said on Friday that it hoped the crisis would not lead to "renewed bloodshed", and added that Moscow did not support Mr Haftar. (more...)
China-US trade talks: 'New consensus reached on important issues' China-US trade talks: 'New consensus reached on important issues'
- April 06, 2019

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States and China were close to a trade deal that could be announced within four weeks, while warning Beijing that it would be hard to allow trade to continue without a pact. Mr. Trump suggested at the press conference that some of these persisted. And we're very well along on the deal. A lot of really good things have been negotiated and agreed to. (more...)
Venezuela's Guaido stripped of parliamentary immunity Venezuela's Guaido stripped of parliamentary immunity
- April 05, 2019

Guaido has embarked on an worldwide campaign to topple the president's socialist administration amid deepening social unrest in the country plagued by almost a month of power outages. But the opposition leader has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks. Shortly after it's first meeting in August 2017, it declared itself the supreme governing body of Venezuela and banned the opposition-led National Assembly. (more...)
Pence warns Turkey over its purchase of Russian missile system Pence warns Turkey over its purchase of Russian missile system
- April 05, 2019

Ben Hodges, lamented "can Germany spend more?" "And we can not ensure the defense of the west if our allies grow dependent on Russian Federation and if Germany persists in building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as President Trump has said ", Pence stated. (more...)
Grandma of Timmothy Pitzen hopeful teen is grandson Grandma of Timmothy Pitzen hopeful teen is grandson
- April 05, 2019

Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and police are investigating whether a teen found roaming in a Kentucky neighborhood Wednesday is Timmothy. The FBI and local police are investigating to determine whether the boy is Timmothy. "We don't want to get our hopes up and our family's hopes up until we know something ... we've had false reports and false hopes before". The teen had visible bruises on his face when he was found and told witnesses he had been running for hours, according ... (more...)
United Nations slams Brunei's Islamic laws as violation of human rights United Nations slams Brunei's Islamic laws as violation of human rights
- April 05, 2019

The government announced on its website on Saturday that the new sharia law penal code would be coming into full effect on Wednesday. Celebrities including George Clooney , Ellen DeGeneres , and Elton John have called for a boycott of the country's interests. (more...)
Bernie Sanders raises $18.2 million in presidential campaign’s first quarter Bernie Sanders raises $18.2 million in presidential campaign’s first quarter
- April 04, 2019

Sanders' fundraising ability - and the fact that he rarely if ever holds fundraisers to collect cash - is a major advantage for his campaign as we move forward into the rest of this year and into 2020 when voters start voting. "Huge, you could say", Sanders's campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, told reporters. Two other candidates vying for the Democratic nomination have also announced their fundraising totals for the first quarter. (more...)
Turkey's AK Party to challenge Istanbul voting results: Hurriyet paper Turkey's AK Party to challenge Istanbul voting results: Hurriyet paper
- April 04, 2019

Preliminary results showed Erdogan's opposition narrowly ahead of in Istanbul , the country's largest city. The elections, considered a verdict on Mr Erdogan's rule, have been taking place during an economic downturn. "It is a matter of survival", Erdogan said of the poll, at a rally in a working-class district of Istanbul on Friday. Initial results will be released in a week after the people vote for mayors, municipal councils as well as other local officials. (more...)
Biden says he will be more Biden says he will be more "respectful and mindful" of personal space
- April 04, 2019

The former USA vice-president posted a video on Twitter saying he will in future respect personal space. And I get it. In a clip from CBS Evening News, he added that in America everyone gets "due process" and just because Biden has been accused of touching women in ways that made them uncomfortable, it doesn't mean he necessarily did it. (more...)