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IMF Undecided on Guaido's Recognition, Says Situation in Venezuela Very Fluid

IMF Undecided on Guaido's Recognition, Says Situation in Venezuela Very Fluid Last week, Maduro ordered Univision journalist Jorge Ramos held for hours in the presidential palace after he angered him with questions about hunger in the country. Venezuela broke off diplomatic ties with neighbouring Colombia after Maduro's security forces blocked a February 23 attempt by Guaido and allies to bring humanitarian aid into Venezuela from Colombia and Brazil. [Full Article...]

U.S. Shutters Consulate in Jerusalem as Embassy Fills Role

U.S. Shutters Consulate in Jerusalem as Embassy Fills Role Last May, the Trump administration drew global condemnation when it moved the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem-a city that Palestinians want as part of a future state. This step follows Secretary Pompeo's October 18, 2018 announcement that the two missions and teams would be combined. Issa said the real objective behind the U.S. [Full Article...]

Former senior Trudeau aide defends prime minister in testimony on scandal

It was not about second guessing the decision. Justin Trudeau's government never directed Canada's attorney general to intervene in a Quebec construction company's legal case but did suggest she seek an outside opinion on the matter, a former top aide said. [Full Article...]

Trump pledge undermined as U.S. trade deficit widens

Trump pledge undermined as U.S. trade deficit widens President Donald Trump has made cutting the gap between the two countries a top priority of his administration. "It's not an accident". "When we impose a tariff, it is the domestic consumers and purchasers of imports that bear the full cost of the tariffs", said David Weinstein, an economics professor at Columbia University, who co-authored one of the papers. [Full Article...]

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand But Trump campaign officials would have a strong defense if they could show they did not know soliciting such help violated campaign finance laws. His supporters, who are fiercely loyal, will probably see claims of wrongdoing as proof there is an Federal Bureau of Investigation conspiracy against Trump, energizing them further. [Full Article...]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Democrats' Trump probe 'disgraceful'

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Democrats' Trump probe 'disgraceful' He said there would be more requests, which might involve additional people. The State Department pledged to "work cooperatively with the committees". met with Russians during the 2016 campaign. White House had received the letter and that "the counsel's office and relevant White House officials will review it and respond at the appropriate time". [Full Article...]

Rep. Omar won't apologize for new comments, Dems plan anti-Semitism rebuke

Rep. Omar won't apologize for new comments, Dems plan anti-Semitism rebuke She complained about why it wasn't "OK" for her to talk about the "political influence" Jewish Americans have had on US policies. In response, House Democrats are expected this week to present a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. But while Tlaib's long-running ties to genocidal Jew-haters, Holocaust deniers, and apologists for the Shiite supremacist terror group Hezbollah are now out in th... [Full Article...]

Search for missing girls in California stretches into third day

Search for missing girls in California stretches into third day Two young sisters have been found alive and safe after wandering away from their Northern California home and spending 44 hours lost in a cold, rainy forest, according to their mother and the local sheriff. They had not found the girls by Sunday morning. "This is what community is about". "The outpouring - everyone checked in with the command post, everyone calling - it was wonderful". [Full Article...]

United States to end trade preferences for Turkey, India

United States to end trade preferences for Turkey, India US President Donald Trump continues to reshape the world's trade: recently he has decided that goods from Turkey and India will no longer be eligible for tariff-free access to the American market. Given the ongoing situation at trade front, "I do not think any knee-jerk reactions would be warranted" from India side, the secretary said. Contributing to the imbalance are India's import licensing... [Full Article...]

Trump Blames Cohen Hearing for Failure of North Korea Summit

Trump Blames Cohen Hearing for Failure of North Korea Summit Under U.S. laws, Trump would need to go through an involved process to soften U.S. unilateral sanctions against the North, which would put South Korean companies doing business in the North under the threat of U.S. Bolton was touring the Sunday political shows the morning after the US and South Korea announced an end to key annual large-scale military exercises. [Full Article...]

McConnell says Senate will likely pass resolution blocking Trump’s emergency declaration

McConnell says Senate will likely pass resolution blocking Trump’s emergency declaration The declaration is also being challenged in the courts. That means more than 53 Republicans in the House would need to join the Democrats to reach 288 votes . But that calculation matters far less to those GOP senators who have branded themselves conservative renegades, those ostensible foes of the GOP establishment who have track records of disregarding McConnell's dictate at times when, in th... [Full Article...]

New Democrat probe seeks docs from Trump sons, Kushner

New Democrat probe seeks docs from Trump sons, Kushner Trump also touched on various other topics, from Robert Mueller's investigation to America's recent economic successes, the border wall situation, and trade negotiations with China . Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea, March 16, 2016. His remarks were widely criticized and led the Warmbier family to say they held Kim and his regime responsible fo... [Full Article...]

House Democrats Launch Sweeping Probe Into President Trump

House Democrats Launch Sweeping Probe Into President Trump Mr Nadler said he believed Mr Trump had obstructed justice . The move by the Democratic-controlled House could signal that the committee does not plan to wait for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to complete his legal case against Trump. The House Oversight and Reform Committee received testimony from Cohen last week in a high-profile hearing where he accused Trump of lying to the public about hi... [Full Article...]

Man and dog snowbound in OR survive on taco sauce

Man and dog snowbound in OR survive on taco sauce Just last week, an Amtrak train traveling from Seattle to Los Angeles, via the Bay Area, with 183 passengers got stranded in the snowy mountains of OR for at least 36 hours. Taylor and Ally were hungry but otherwise were in good condition, the sheriff's office said. They were later reunited with family and friends. Police responded by bringing in an Oregon Water Resource SnowCat to dig Taylor ... [Full Article...]

Democrats planning new lines of investigation into Russian Federation claims

Democrats planning new lines of investigation into Russian Federation claims House Oversight Committee chair Elijah Cummings said his panel will seek interviews with Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump after they were repeatedly mentioned in former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's testimony to the committee Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Canada moves forward with extradition process against Huawei executive

Canada moves forward with extradition process against Huawei executive If the judge decides a person should be committed for extradition, then the Minister of Justice must decide if the person should be surrendered (extradited) to the requesting country. "This is not a merely judicial case, but a political persecution against a Chinese high-tech enterprise". Ms Meng and the company have denied any wrongdoing. [Full Article...]

OIC resolution on IHK embarrasses a ‘flattered’ India

OIC resolution on IHK embarrasses a ‘flattered’ India On March 1, Pakistan released a captured Indian pilot in what its prime minister said was a "peace gesture". Pakistan said its mission on Wednesday was in retaliation for India violating its airspace and sovereignty a day earlier, when Indian jets bombed a forest area near the northern city of Balakot. [Full Article...]

Wilson-Raybould testimony sparks calls for further investigation

Wilson-Raybould testimony sparks calls for further investigation Federal conservative leader Andrew Scheer spoke to the House of Commons following Wilson-Raybould's testimony , saying Trudeau has lost the moral authority to govern . One of the meetings was with Trudeau himself, in September. The questions that need to be asked are what is the prime minister hiding and what is he afraid of? "I therefore completely disagree with the former attorney genera... [Full Article...]

Heavy snow, subzero wind chills possible this weekend in Lawrence

Heavy snow, subzero wind chills possible this weekend in Lawrence Saturday: Snow in the morning, tapering off in the afternoon. It's still early, Thomas says, and the forecast could still shift in either direct with more rain or snow. Snow showers and light snow continues to fall, but it wraps up early-before daybreak. An estimated 3-5 inches of snow accumulation is possible, with a low temperature around 20 degrees and wind gusts of up to 29 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Huawei units plead not guilty to U.S. trade secret theft

Huawei units plead not guilty to U.S. trade secret theft Charges against the two equipment manufacturing units follow multiple indictments announced last month against the parent company and the company's chief financial officer in the T-Mobile case, as well as separate charges against Huawei for violating USA sanctions on Iran. [Full Article...]


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