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World Trump communications director resigns: White House
Author: 0 Trump communications director resigns: White House

While the split appeared amicable, with Shine going on to work for Trump's campaign, several reports said that the White House communications director had not been meeting the president's expectations. Trump praised Shine in a statement issued Friday. Shine's role was featured in a New Yorker story this week highlighting the close relationship with Fox News.

World Venezuelan opposition leader returns home
Author: 0 Venezuelan opposition leader returns home

Thousands of Guaido's supporters gathered for a rally at Plaza Alfredo Sadel on Monday to hear the opposition leader speak. It's now carnival period in Venezuela , which means several days of national holiday in the country. Last week, the Trump administration imposed targeted sanctions on six high-ranking members of the Venezuelan security forces in response to the Maduro government's mostly successful efforts to block humanitarian aid convoys from entering the country.

World Huawei Lawsuit Argues Congress Violated Constitution By Blacklisting It
Author: 0 Huawei Lawsuit Argues Congress Violated Constitution By Blacklisting It

The ban is not only unlawful, he said , but restricts the company from participating in a fair marketplace to the detriment of USA consumers. USA officials claim Huawei's equipment could be used by Beijing to spy on or disrupt American communications networks, and Washington has urged other governments to implement similar bans.

World USA troops capture 400 Islamic State militants fleeing Baghouz
Author: 0 USA troops capture 400 Islamic State militants fleeing Baghouz

The Syrian Democratic Forces intercepted a large group trying to escape from the village, the last tiny patch of territory under IS control, the officer said. Wearing black robes with a black face cover, they pointed their fingers at the group and screamed: "Islamic State will stay, God is great, God is great, Islamic State will stay!" "I didn't want to leave except to treat her, " the woman who identified herself as Um Fatima said.

World Chris Watts's Prison Audio Reveals Tragic New Details
Author: 0 Chris Watts's Prison Audio Reveals Tragic New Details

Watts told his wife he didn't love her, and according to Watts, Shanann threatened to keep daughters from him. Facebook Chris and Shanann Watts with their two daughters, Celeste and Bella. He told police he pulled Shanann's body from the truck as the girls asked, "What are you doing to Mommy?" After he strangled Shanann, Watts said Bella came into their bedroom clutching a blanket and asked what was wrong with her mother.

World Maryland weather: Snow possible Friday, but temperatures will reach 60s on Sunday
Author: 0 Maryland weather: Snow possible Friday, but temperatures will reach 60s on Sunday

For travel information, the latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found online at at 511mn.org. "Brainerd can expect about 7-10 inches of snow", NWS meteorologist Mike Stewart said Thursday morning. Some wind gusts will be approaching 45 miles per hour. Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. It will be cold with lowest temperatures of 0 to 2C with frost and icy patches in places.

World Democratic stalwart Sherrod Brown decides against 2020 presidential run
Author: 0 Democratic stalwart Sherrod Brown decides against 2020 presidential run

Despite his decision not to run, Brown is expected to push for policies that include expanding overtime pay, universal child care and raising the minimum wage. Ted Strickland, who is supporting Washington Gov. Jay Inslee for president, told Politico . When asked if he would run for vice president, Brown said he doesn't "aspire to be vice president" and that he's "not thinking about that.

World Baby of British IS bride dies in Syria
Author: 0 Baby of British IS bride dies in Syria

However, a spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the baby was alive and healthy. Asked whether there was any plan for Ms Begum's son, Mr Javid told the Commons Home Affairs Committee it would be "incredibly difficult" for the Government to facilitate the return of a child from Syria .

World Police responding to active shooter situation at Rockford, Illinois, hotel
Author: 0 Police responding to active shooter situation at Rockford, Illinois, hotel

The shooting occurred at 9:15 a.m. local time as the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force from the Great Lakes Region was attempting to arrest Brown at an Extended Stay America hotel, officials said. Brown opened his door several times but would not get out, Ramsey said, adding that Brown stopped communicating with police. She was treated at the hospital and released.

World Passengers injured on cruise ship battered by winds
Author: 0 Passengers injured on cruise ship battered by winds

Despite minor messes, the ship was undamaged and and still fully operational after the tilt. Several passengers on a Norwegian cruise were injured after the ship ran into bad weather and tilted sideways. In January 2018 the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship made headlines after it sailed through a so-called bomb cyclone winter storm . "Just before midnight on Sunday, March 3, Norwegian Escape encountered unexpected weather in the form of a sudden, extreme gust of wind, estimated at 100 ...

World North Korea NUKE testing again? Fears after natural disaster caused by ‘artificial EXPLOSION'
Author: 0 North Korea NUKE testing again? Fears after natural disaster caused by ‘artificial EXPLOSION'

An natural disaster in a mining town in North Korea was caused by "artificial activity", it has been claimed. It comes after reports that North Korea has partially rebuilt the Tongchang-ri rocket facility. The tremor was 2.1 on the Richter scale and may be the result of an explosion in a mine, the Korea Times reported. White House national security adviser John Bolton said today that Mr Trump was open to additional talks with North Korea over denuclearisation.

World Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent 2019
Author: 0 Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent 2019

Rev. Dr. Jared Cramer will also offer ashes to go Wednesday 8-10 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.in Grand Haven near the Fifth Third Bank just north of Robbins Road, according to the Grand Haven Tribune . "It's a way to reach out to more people, as many as I can", says Father Adolfo. "I couldn't get any work done that day", he quipped. Ashes will be available in the driveway in front of the church from 7 a.m.to 6 p.m.

World PH, Malaysia vow to maintain peace
Author: 0 PH, Malaysia vow to maintain peace

Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the two countries plan to resume the ancient practice of barter trading between Malaysia and the southern Philippine towns of Jolo, Siasi and Bongao to ease poverty that breeds criminality and terrorism.

World Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has gone `full gangster`, says US Senator
Author: 0 Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has gone `full gangster`, says US Senator

If confirmed, Abizaid would be the first US ambassador to Saudi Arabia in over two years. Saudi Arabia is "also our most hard partner right now, because it nearly asks us to agree to stay silent on grotesque violations of human rights, both domestically and overseas", Rubio indicated, adding: "And their crown prince is not making things easier.

World Alabama judge allows teen to sue on behalf of aborted fetus
Author: 0 Alabama judge allows teen to sue on behalf of aborted fetus

Ryan Magers, who says his ex-girlfriend had an abortion against his wishes, filed a lawsuit against the Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Madison Country, local CBS affiliate WHNT News 19 reported Tuesday. "Even though there's nothing I can do for the situation I was in, there is something I can do for the future situations for other people". An Alabama judge has ruled that a 19-year-old will be permitted to sue the abortion clinic that terminated the life of his unborn ...

World At sentencing hearing, Trump ex-aide Manafort asks judge for mercy
Author: 0 At sentencing hearing, Trump ex-aide Manafort asks judge for mercy

The sentencing hearing for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has begun in Virginia with the 69-year-old entering the courtroom in a wheelchair. Trump has denied collusion and obstruction and Russian Federation has denied election interference. He is scheduled to be sentenced in the Washington case next week.

World Turkey buying Russian S-400s a done deal: Erdogan
Author: 0 Turkey buying Russian S-400s a done deal: Erdogan

There can never be a turning back". President Recep Tayyip Erdogan broke his silence over a U.S. threat to punish Turkey with sanctions should it buy an advanced Russian S-400 missile-defence system, saying the purchase is a "done deal".

World DNC Rejects Fox News as 2020 Debate Host
Author: 0 DNC Rejects Fox News as 2020 Debate Host

Perez has said that it is important for Democrats to expand the electorate and reach all voters, and that was why he had considered Fox. "I think I'll do the same thing with the Fake News Networks and the Radical Left Democrats in the General Election debates!" he said in a Twitter post .

World Huawei calls for common cybersecurity standards amidst concerns
Author: 0 Huawei calls for common cybersecurity standards amidst concerns

The announcement of the case on Monday against the Canadians came just two days before Meng is sent to the USA to face charges over flouting Iran sanctions. This is part of an all-out USA effort on the two companies to close their access to not only the US market, but also major telecoms markets around the world where next-generation, 5G, networks are being designed and built.

World United Kingdom police keeping 'open mind' in letter bombs inquiry
Author: 0 United Kingdom police keeping 'open mind' in letter bombs inquiry

Commander Clarke Jarrett, head of the Met's Police Counter Terrorism Command, said: "We have issued extensive advice to transport hubs and mail sorting companies to be vigilant for and report suspicious packages to police, as always we encourage anyone who sees something suspicious to report it".

World One killed, 30 injured in Jammu grenade attack
Author: 0 One killed, 30 injured in Jammu grenade attack

The injured have been taken to the Government Medical College for treatment, reported ANI . A policeman stands guard at the site of a grenade blast in Jammu March 7, 2019. Among the injured were bus drivers, conductors and some passersby. Vijay Keshav Gokhale, Indian foreign secretary, said that "a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and groups of jihadis who were being trained for fidayeen action were eliminated".

World DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen testifies in House hearing
Author: 0 DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen testifies in House hearing

She is expected to face tough questioning from Democrats who have recently taken control of the House. Democrats aren't buying the warnings, saying families surging toward the USA are refugees in need of protection, not invaders to be met with walls and arrests and detention.

World NJ woman, homeless man plead guilty in GoFundMe scam
Author: 0 NJ woman, homeless man plead guilty in GoFundMe scam

Bobbitt, McClure and Mark D'Amico allegedly worked together to develop the scheme, prosecutors said. The campaign was supposed to help Bobbitt, a homeless veteran, get back on his feet. Investigations revealed that the money, some $350,000 after GoFundMe took a cut, was gone less than a year after it fell into the trio's hands . After the story went viral, approximately $400,000 was donated from more than 14,000 donors in just a matter of weeks, officials said.

World Jeremy Corbyn blames Theresa May's police cuts for knife crime
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn blames Theresa May's police cuts for knife crime

She said she would convene what she called a summit in the coming days at her Downing Street office to bring together ministers, community leaders, agencies and others. He said: "Well there is [a link] because the evidence is there, and I'm staggered that the prime minister, who after all was the home secretary when the cuts to policing started, [cannot see that] the evidence is overwhelming".

World Theresa May marks Salisbury poisoning with picture of Bath
Author: 0 Theresa May marks Salisbury poisoning with picture of Bath

Brexit-related failures almost led Prime Minister Theresa May to resign, these sources point out. Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, were found slumped on a public bench in the English city of Salisbury on March 4 past year, and Britain has charged two Russians in absentia with their attempted murder.

World American journalist detained in Venezuela released, mother says
Author: 0 American journalist detained in Venezuela released, mother says

In the latest crackdown on a challenge to his rule by opposition leader Juan Guaido, Maduro also expelled the German ambassador, accusing him of repeated meddling in the country's affairs. The German foreign ministry in Berlin confirmed the expulsion order. Weddle lived in Venezuela since June 2014, covering the economic turmoil, political struggle and humanitarian crisis in the area.

World Trump pledge undermined as United States trade deficit widens
Author: 0 Trump pledge undermined as United States trade deficit widens

In addition to a record trade gap in goods with China , the imbalance reached new peaks with Mexico ($81.5 billion) and the European Union ($169.3 billion). American purchases of foreign autos, computers and machinery, and consumer goods, as well as foods and animal feeds, also were the highest ever. Many economists have pushed back against Trump and his understanding of what a trade deficit means.