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Trump administration bans educational and recreational travel to Cuba

Trump administration bans educational and recreational travel to Cuba The cruise lines did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the new restrictions. Collin Laverty, president of Cuba Educational travel, one of the USA agencies which arranges visits to Cuba , accused the Trump administration of playing politics by trying to appease the conservative anti-Havana Cuban immigrants in Florida, an important election swing state where they carry sig... [Full Article...]

Send my pal Nigel Farage in to sort out deal with EU

Send my pal Nigel Farage in to sort out deal with EU British Prime Minister Theresa May will step down days after Trump visits and French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to use the 75th anniversary of the World War II battle that turned the tide in Europe to call for strengthening the multinational ties the US president has frayed. [Full Article...]

Priyanka Chopra backs Meghan Markle, calls her victim of racism

Priyanka Chopra backs Meghan Markle, calls her victim of racism However, the president was recorded calling the former actress and now a member of the British royal family "nasty" when asked in an interview Saturday about her criticism of him before he was elected in 2016. Trump and his family are visiting the United Kingdom this week on the invitation of Queen Elizabeth. Trump's state visit , which begins Monday, has been repeatedly delayed. [Full Article...]

Wildfire situation in Alberta worsens

Wildfire situation in Alberta worsens The town is the latest community to be put on evacuation alert, as several fires rage out-of-control in northern Alberta and blanket areas to the south in an acrid haze. Trout Lake, Alta., a community about 300 km northeast of Grand Prairie, came under an evacuation order Friday morning. The biggest blaze was the Chuckegg Creek fire raging near High Level, which covered 2,300 square kilometres... [Full Article...]

Mike Pompeo questions whether Jared Kushner's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan can succeed

Mike Pompeo questions whether Jared Kushner's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan can succeed Kushner also talked about Palestine and why the Palestinian people don't trust him. Speaking to a closed-door gathering of US Jewish leaders, Mr Pompeo said the long-awaited peace initiative may be "unexecutable" and that he understood why it was widely seen as biased in Israel's favour. [Full Article...]

Boeing 737 Max 'may not fly until August'

Boeing 737 Max 'may not fly until August' Boeing has slowed production of the 737 Max amidst a sharp decline in orders . Boeing confirmed that it has not been informed of any "in-service issues related to this batch of slat tracks". Later on Wednesday, the Boeing CEO also appeared on CBS News, where he publicly apologized to the victims of the 737 MAX crashes. The 737 Max 8 was grounded by U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump's feud with McCain continues, ship kept out of view

Trump's feud with McCain continues, ship kept out of view On Friday, Rear Adm. Charlie Brown , chief of Navy information, acknowledged in a statement that a request had been made "to minimize the visibility" of the ship, but noted that "all ships remained in their normal configuration" during Trump's visit. [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz teaming up on lobbying bill after Twitter exchange

Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz teaming up on lobbying bill after Twitter exchange But the Texas Senator and New York Congresswoman are working together on a bill aimed at keeping former Congress members from working as lobbyists. "If you are a member of Congress + leave, you shouldn't be allowed to turn right around&leverage your service for a lobbyist check", Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Israel carries out air strikes in Syria following rocket fire, 10 killed

Israel carries out air strikes in Syria following rocket fire, 10 killed Israel said the raid was in response to two rockets launched into its territory from Syria . Back then, the sound of several explosions was heard in the Syrian capital of Damascus overnight. Israeli officials have repeatedly voiced concerns over Iran's presence in Syria and the smuggling of sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah from Tehran to Lebanon via Syria, stressing that both are redlines for... [Full Article...]

Frank Lucas, drug lord portrayed in "American Gangster", dies at 88

He was again convicted for drug chargers, and spent seven more years in prison, finally released in 1991. The film's assertion that Lucas rooted out a heap of law enforcement corruption also was called into question, and a group of former federal drug enforcement agents claimed in a lawsuit that the movie grossly misrepresented the truth and defamed them. [Full Article...]

Qatar PM to make rare trip to Saudi Arabia for emergency summit

Qatar PM to make rare trip to Saudi Arabia for emergency summit Iraq, which lies on the fault line between Shiite Iran and the mostly Sunni Arab world, also rejected the Arab League's final statement after the summit and was not a signatory to it. The king's remarks at the start of an emergency Gulf summit in the holy city of Mecca came a day after hawkish US National Security Advisor John Bolton said Iran was nearly certainly behind this month's sabotage of... [Full Article...]

Killed Including Suspected Gunman In Virginia Beach Municipal Center

Killed Including Suspected Gunman In Virginia Beach Municipal Center The city's police chief James Cervera said the precise circumstances of the shooting in the coastal resort city remained under investigation. Cervera said the shooter was a long-term employee of the city. Sen. Mark R. Warner, Virginia Democrat, also issued a statement Friday evening: "I am horrified by what has happened today in Virginia Beach. I am proud to be in a position where bein... [Full Article...]

New Israeli elections will put Israeli-Palestinian relations at stake again

New Israeli elections will put Israeli-Palestinian relations at stake again Rosenfeld said increased security presence would "continue throughout the afternoon and evening". Israeli police, meanwhile, stepped up security at the Al Aqsa Mosque complex, deploying hundreds of troops in and around Jerusalem's Old City. [Full Article...]

Enormous, 11-Foot Alligator 'Breaks Into Home' at 3 AM in Florida

The homeowner told television station WTVT in Tampa Bay that she woke up to noises in her kitchen about 3 a.m. "I heard this huge, monstrous crash, like the whole roof was falling in on the side of my house", she said. Clearwater Police Department shared pictures of the terrifying scene on Facebook, which showed the large animal hanging out in a kitchen and then captured by a trapper. [Full Article...]

Louis Judge Blocks Scheduled Closure of Mo.'s Lone Abortion Clinic

Louis Judge Blocks Scheduled Closure of Mo.'s Lone Abortion Clinic Louis. Groups like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists say the regulations that could force Missouri's last clinic to stop offering abortions are unnecessary and interfere with the doctor-patient relationship. The outcry came a week after the governor signed into law House Bill 126, which bans abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, even in cases of rape and incest. [Full Article...]

Malaysia support shows not all countries consider Huawei a threat

Malaysia support shows not all countries consider Huawei a threat The Malaysian leader, who gave the keynote speech for the conference, had urged for other nations' issues with China to be solved through negotiation and not force. "A win-win situation does not mean that we get everything that we asked for". Reiterating Malaysia's stance that there should be no warships stationed in the South China Sea, Mahathir said: "If they're going to pass through, they are... [Full Article...]

Liberal Democrats top General Election poll beating Brexit Party

Liberal Democrats top General Election poll beating Brexit Party However, as the European elections have shown, fresh United Kingdom general elections would spell doom for both the Conservatives and Labour unless they moved to harder stances on either side of the spectrum. The latest salvo came after Cherie Blair made it known she also did not vote Labour in the poll last week, and is instead thought to have supported the pro-EU Lib Dems. [Full Article...]

‘CBS This Morning’ Makes More Headlines With Bill Barr Exclusive

‘CBS This Morning’ Makes More Headlines With Bill Barr Exclusive There is no indication Mueller expressed wanting to return to his old job and he has never publicly stated a political opinion of the president. Aside from the shocking admission that he had nothing to do with " Russia helping me to get elected", which he later rolled back, Trump also again mischaracterized Mueller's conclusion, which implicitly suggested there was an obstruction of justice case,... [Full Article...]

NWS confirms 17 tornadoes touched down in Ohio

NWS confirms 17 tornadoes touched down in Ohio Kim Buchanan, deputy director of Emergency Management in Leavenworth County, estimated about 30 houses in the area were damaged, NPR member station KCUR reported . But KCTV meteorologist Brett Anthony saw damage on the south side of Lawrence. DeWine said people who didn't have basements took shelter in their bathtubs. [Full Article...]

'This entire neighborhood is destroyed' in OH after severe weather

'This entire neighborhood is destroyed' in OH after severe weather That happened on April 3, 1974, when one of the most violent tornadoes ever recorded struck Xenia, Ohio, 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of Dayton, killing 32 people and almost wiping the city off the map. Downed trees and power lines, and debris have made some Lawrence roads impassable. A possible tornado sighting was reported but not confirmed. All of the injuries reported were minor. [Full Article...]


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