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World Committee Recommends Haspel Confirmation As More Democrats Announce Support
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Haspel, 61, is a native of Kentucky but grew up around the world as the daughter of an Air Force serviceman. "With the benefit of almost 20 years of hindsight, and from your perspective as the nominee to be Director of the CIA, do you believe the Agency's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" was consistent with American values?" "Most importantly, I believe she is someone who can and will stand up to the president if ordered to do something illegal or immoral - like a return to ...

World NAFTA's fate hinges on political
Author: 0 NAFTA's fate hinges on political "flexibility", says Mexico

Talks, however, remain hung up on key issues. On Tuesday, Guajardo had said that the chances of getting an agreement any time soon were fading. "He's not going to stop until he gets it", she added. Ryan's Thursday deadline isn't exactly binding. House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady says "we're hopeful they'll continue to make progress on this agreement".

World WB Panchayat Polls: TMC wins 2467 Gram Panchayat seats
Author: 0 WB Panchayat Polls: TMC wins 2467 Gram Panchayat seats

The BJP stood in distant second after it won 5,050 seats and are leading in 55 GP seats. BJP is in the 3 position with 38 blocks. His son Hakimul Islam, who is wanted by the police in the same case, wins from a gram panchayat seat in Polerhat II.

World Moscow may use gas pipe to spy on West, US warns
Author: 0 Moscow may use gas pipe to spy on West, US warns

Speaking to reporters in Berlin, Oudkirk said the project could sanctioned under a bill passed in August 2017. Any companies involved were in "an elevated position of sanctions risk", she said. Note that the US and the countries of Eastern Europe are opposed to the construction of the Nord stream - 2, and believe that its implementation will lead to an actual degradation of the Ukrainian gas transportation system and the strengthening of the Russian Federation in the gas market of the EU.

World Chile: Four Bishops Resign Over Sex Abuse as Papal Probe Ends
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Francis summoned the entire Chilean bishops' conference to Rome for four days of meetings and prayer after admitting that he had made " grave errors in judgment " in the case of a Chilean bishop accused of witnessing and ignoring abuse. The pontiff had strongly defended Barros who has been accused of covering up abuses by Fernando Karadima , another priest, in the 1980s and '90s. Vira led a group of monks from Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm or Wat Pho, the Catholic Bishops' ...

World Scott Pruitt Just Testified Before Congress. It Didn't Go Well
Author: 0 Scott Pruitt Just Testified Before Congress. It Didn't Go Well

Pruitt says his staff shouldn't have issued the tweet . "I want to rectify those going forward". Mr. Udall also alleged that an EPA staffer helped Mr. Pruitt maintained that the EPA's criminal enforcement office made the decision independently, adding carefully, "I did not direct that on the first day".

World Ratas attending EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia
Author: 0 Ratas attending EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia

European Council President Donald Tusk, who chaired the summit, said that it's important to continue the integration process and reassure the six that their future lies with Europe, not with Russian Federation. "I believe we have covered a major part of the distance, but there is still distance to cover", his Greek colleague added. The excellent cooperation between Bulgaria and the United Kingdom in the field of security was noted during the bilateral meeting.

World Hamas admits most Gaza protesters killed were terrorists
Author: 0 Hamas admits most Gaza protesters killed were terrorists

The clashes continued on Tuesday with crowds of people flocking to the border. Palestinian leaders said by relocating the embassy the United States had created incitement and instability in the region and abrogated its role as a peace mediator.

World I-80 reopened after crash, sources say bus may be to blame
Author: 0 I-80 reopened after crash, sources say bus may be to blame

Two other buses in the field trip convoy also carrying fifth-graders on the same trip returned to Paramus, officials said. The Paramus (puh-RAM'-uhs) school district says the bus was taking students from East Brook Middle School to Waterloo Village, near the crash scene.

World Sanctions on Iran and Venezuela May Empower US Rivals
Author: 0 Sanctions on Iran and Venezuela May Empower US Rivals

The Iran sanctions could of course turn out to be an empty gesture. European companies had said they would stand by the 2015 global nuclear agreement that saw sanctions against Iran eased in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear program. OPEC crude production eased by 130,000 barrels per day (b/d) in April, to 31.65 mb/d, on further declines in Venezuela and lower output in Africa, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its Oil Market Report.

World Arab League demands probe into Israeli crimes
Author: 0 Arab League demands probe into Israeli crimes

Mitch Glaser, president of Chosen People Ministries and founding member of The Alliance for the Peace of Jerusalem, in a press release. They also stressed that the transfer of the USA embassy to Jerusalem will threaten the region's stability and global peace and security.

World Human rights groups decry confirmation of Haspel
Author: 0 Human rights groups decry confirmation of Haspel

Thursday's vote was 54-45. While Warner claimed that he believes Haspel "can and will stand up to the President if ordered to do something illegal or immoral - like a return to torture ", ABC News pointed out that some of the Democrats who stood behind Haspel's confirmation may have had ulterior motives as a lot of them are up for re-election in states where President Donald Trump won in the 2016 presidential election.

World Assad meets with Putin in Russian Federation
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The Russian President said military success in Syria allows a large-scale political process leading to withdraw of foreign forces and reconstruction of country. Its military support not only ensured the survival of Mr Assad's regime, it changed the course of the war. The latest round of Syria peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana wrapped up on Tuesday, but did not make any concrete progress towards ending the seven-year conflict that has cost 350,000 lives.

World Kilauea Sends Ash Plume 30000 Feet into Sky
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That caused the walls of the volcano to begin crumbling into the crater, creating a layer of rock atop the surface of the remaining lava. The first hint of an impending eruption came with a series of earthquakes on 3 May. He said he did not hear anything either and is in an area that did not get any ash. Soon after, fissures opened up in the ground as far as 40 kilometres away from the volcano's rim - oozing lava that forced about 2,000 people to evacuate.

World North Korea turns on 'incompetent' South
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North Korea threatened to pull out of the 12 June summit in Singapore , if the United States insists it give up its nuclear programme. Last month, Bolton told CBS News' "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan the US was "looking at the Libya model of 2003, 2004", when Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi agreed to completely end his nuclear weapons program in exchange for sanctions relief.

World Florida teacher accused of drowning raccoons during class
Author: 0 Florida teacher accused of drowning raccoons during class

The incident is alleged to have happened at the same high school where a student was left wounded in a shooting last month. Her son, a freshman at Forest High, said on Monday he was made to stand with his fellow classmates and drown two raccoons and a possum.

World USA says it's going ahead with North Korea summit plan
Author: 0 USA says it's going ahead with North Korea summit plan

This is stated in a report published on Monday on the 38 NorthAmerican site of the US-based research group at the Johns Hopkins University. South Korea's military said on Tuesday that Pyongyang was moving ahead with plans to close its nuclear test site, according to the Associated Press news agency.

World Star Wars Celebration Heads to Chicago in April 2019!
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A couple of things are well known about the troubled production of Solo: A Star Wars Story , the latest "standalone" film in the Star Wars saga that shows us the early years of Han Solo . Let us know in the comments down below! My bet is that Solo: A Star Wars Story is a little bit better than what the critics are saying. Beyond that, in case you haven't noticed, movies with black actors and actresses in the lead have been doing phenomenally well at the box office.

World European Union head slams Trump over trade policies, Iran deal
Author: 0 European Union head slams Trump over trade policies, Iran deal

Speaking on Wednesday, Tusk said he was "grateful" for Trump because he had made the European Union realise "if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm". British Prime Minister Theresa May , German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will "present their assessment of the situation" to their colleagues, he said.

World Wisconsin students pull
Author: 0 Wisconsin students pull "best prank ever"

Even officials with the Cumberland Police Department are impressed - as you can see in the Facebook post . Fans of the prank from around the country have taken to sharing their admiration on the Facebook post, too. "This prank included absolutely no damage at all to school property". Some of the students who took part in the prank even chose to use the prank to promote a cause.

World News conference from authorities after shooting at Dixon High School
Author: 0 News conference from authorities after shooting at Dixon High School

The police chief said the suspect initially fired several shots near the school's gymnasium, where he was soon confronted by the resource officer. Dallas then returned fire and hit the suspect. When officers went inside the high school, they said they saw students and teachers barricaded in their classrooms as they should have been.

World Jordan: Guatemala's decision to move embassy to Jerusalem fuels violence
Author: 0 Jordan: Guatemala's decision to move embassy to Jerusalem fuels violence

President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital in december, saying the move was made to pursue peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since the Hamas-led protests began on March 30, more than 110 Palestinians have been killed and some 2,500 have been wounded by live fire, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

World Ramzan moon sighted, fasting to begin from today
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And far more women fast during Ramadan (82%) than wear the head cover, or hijab, at least most of the time (43%). In conflict-affected areas like Palestine and Marawi City, the lone Islamic community in the Philippines, Ramadan fasting would be more hard for Muslim constituents to observe, but their sacrifices are bound to earn more divine rewards, according to Islamic scholars.

World Sherpa guide climbs Mt. Everest for record 22nd time
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Nepal's 48-year old Kami Rita Sherpa has become the most experienced man in the planet to climb Mount Everest . "Kami made history", Gyanendra Shrestha, a tourism ministry official, told Kyodo News from the mountain's Base Camp. A Sherpa guide has been missing on Everest's southern side in Nepal since Monday, said Mr Mingma of Seven Summits. She moved to America 16 years ago and says she plans to continue climbing, while keeping her job in the supermarket.

World Top Republican Senator Says There's 'No Doubt' Russia Favored Trump
Author: 0 Top Republican Senator Says There's 'No Doubt' Russia Favored Trump

There's no set timetable for the Senate committee to release that chapter of its report, but much of the focus has been on special counsel Robert Mueller, who's conducting a parallel criminal probe into Russia's interference, as well as whether Trump attempted to obstruct the FBI's probe in its early stages.

World Florida man dies after e-cigarette explodes
Author: 0 Florida man dies after e-cigarette explodes

According to the report , the pen he used was a "mod" type, or a modified e-cigarette created to be customizable. Weeks said that a lot of people are switching from smoking to vaping, because vaping does less harm to the body. A spokesperson for Smok-E Mountain told ABC affiliate WFTS that the problem had to do with the atomizer (the top piece you put in your mouth) or the battery.

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