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by | March 29, 2019 | 02:39

The ministry said the North continues to provide no clear explanation on why it withdrew staff from the office. -North Korea summit in Hanoi, many observers projected that Pyongyang would seek to further boost its friendly ties with China and Russian Federation in a bid to pressure the U.S.

by | March 29, 2019 | 02:13

The settlement "signals there's blood in the water now", University of Georgia law professor Elizabeth Chamblee Burch said. Purdue Pharma, J&J and Teva also face claims by three dozen other states and 1,600 USA cities and counties, which are pending in another court.

by | March 28, 2019 | 23:14

A man attempting to leave Australia on a jet ski was apprehended by authorities, after police were notified of a man " possibly armed with a crossbow " departing from a point in far north Queensland on Monday. "He gave it a red-hot go", Queensland Police spokesman Jock O'Keeffe told the Guardian . "It's a bit unusual to try and get from Punsand Bay all the way to PNG".

by | March 28, 2019 | 23:14

The legal changes were announced in a discreet notice on the attorney general's website, it said. "Some of the potential "offences" should not even be deemed crimes at all, including consensual sex between adults of the same gender..." After April 3, those found guilty of engaging in homosexual intercourse or adultery can be punished via stoning, according to the country's new draconian penal code .

by | March 28, 2019 | 22:49

May has said she will consider support for other plans as "indicative votes", but has refused to say whether she will adhere to the result. It would reset Parliament, and a clear outcome with a government majority could result in a much stronger administration.

by | March 28, 2019 | 21:28

According to State Department officials, the new maps will be released as soon as they're ready. He said the changes will reflect the "need for Israel to have secure and defensible borders". Several top Israeli politicians criticized the European Union on Wednesday after it reiterated its position that it did not recognize. The United States defended its decision, arguing it bolstered Israel's security and could contribute to the stability of the entire Middle East by keeping Syria and its ...

by | March 28, 2019 | 20:37

The national emergency declaration, which Trump made last month in a bid to get funding for the construction of a border wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, would allow the president to shift billions of dollars from military construction projects to fulfilling his signature campaign promise.

by | March 28, 2019 | 19:17

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is charging Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act by allowing landlords and home sellers to use its advertising platform to engage in housing discrimination. This charge comes as the result of a two-year-long investigation that was put into motion during the Obama administration. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing and related services, which includes online advertisements, based on race, ...

by | March 28, 2019 | 18:52

Cory Booker suggested term limits for the Supreme Court. Each state gets to cast electoral votes equal to the combined number of its USA representatives (determined by population) and its senators (two regardless of population). But as Nathaniel Rakich of FiveThirtyEight observes , voters tend to adapt their view of desirable candidate qualities to how they see their preferred candidates, more than the other way around.

by | March 28, 2019 | 18:28

Barbara's disdain for Trump began decades ago, Page writes, and she wrote in her diary in the 1990s that "Trump now means Greed, selfishness and ugly". In a 2017 book, the 41st president called Trump "a blowhard", while his son, the 43rd president, said, "This guy doesn't know what it means to be president".

by | March 28, 2019 | 17:47

A seventh death from burns was recorded at the Dhaka Medical College hospital. At least one person was seen falling from the building, as a large crowd watched the tragic scenes from the street below. "Many of my colleagues are still trapped in the office". Witness Sajib Hasan said some people were seen shouting for help from windows on the upper floors of the building.

by | March 28, 2019 | 16:45

Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) said of the cuts , "I believe this budget is cruel, and I believe that it is reckless". The education secretary said she didn't know. More than three-quarters of the organization's budget comes from individual and corporate contributions and other fundraising efforts. DeVos' budget places the Special Olympics funding among 29 programs up for elimination in 2020, arguing that they have achieved their objective or are ineffective, don't ...

by | March 28, 2019 | 15:53

The council - which is made up by the leaders of each member state - will have to vote unanimously for the change, but may be swayed by the fact the move would be popular among Europeans. The good news is that we can still all look forward to gaining an hour's sleep when the clocks go back again on Sunday, October 27. The EU first started investigating ending the practice of daylight saving time past year when it announced a Europe-wide poll to understand what the public thought about the ...

by | March 28, 2019 | 15:26

In a four-page report , the Bild newspaper reported that documents uncovered in Germany, France and the US reveal that Albert Reimann Sr. and Albert Reimann Jr. The two men died in 1954 and 1984, respectively. And his son, Albert Reimann Jr., expanded its holdings from chemicals to consumer goods in the 1950s.

by | March 28, 2019 | 14:48

A source close to the Algerian presidency told Middle East Eye that the "Article 102 option had been on the table for several days". The body has not said when it might reach its decision. The leader of Algeria's ruling coalition partner RND party, Ahmed Ouyahia, on Wednesday urged President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign. But sources who spoke to MEE said that his allegiance to the president, as well as his own fragile health, may lead him to be quickly cast aside in the brewing transition ...

by | March 28, 2019 | 14:39

Business Insider reports that social media giant Facebook has removed 2,632 pages, groups, and accounts from their platform in an attempt to fight fake news on the platform. It had added that they operated in Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan or broadly across the Middle East and North Africa. As part of a wider scheme with "multiple networks tied to Iran", these groups also impersonated real political groups and media organizations to post news stories on everything from ...

by | March 28, 2019 | 13:41

In practical terms, this means that Facebook will ban any " praise, support, and representation of white nationalism and separatism" on the platform once the policy goes into effect. Facebook is now undergoing a "civil rights audit", a project Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says is one of her top priorities for 2019. The news was first reported by Motherboard on Wednesday, and Facebook subsequently confirmed it in a blog post on its website.

by | March 28, 2019 | 13:09

Graham said Barr also wants to check with prosecutors who have cases stemming from the Russian Federation probe so any release won't undercut their ongoing investigations. Voters are thinking about the next two years, the Democratic primary and the race against Trump after that, and the ones VICE News spoke with this weekend would rather their candidates talk about something else.

by | March 28, 2019 | 12:59

He said the ship had rescued about 120 people and described what happened as "the first act of piracy on the high seas with migrants". Salvini, who has been at the centre of several worldwide stand-offs over his refusal to let refugee rescue ships dock in Italy , said it was too early to tell if the ship was being directed towards Malta or Italy's Lampedusa island.

by | March 28, 2019 | 13:01

On Monday, the pope visited a Catholic shrine in Loreto, Italy, where he greeted a long line of well-wishers and followers. One Twitter user recalled that when he visited Pope John Paul with a group of 50 people they were told specifically not to kneel or kiss the papal hand.