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SATURDAY 04/20/2019
ISSUE#000110
EST. 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANGER-FUELLED YELLOW VESTS TO PROTEST ON FIRST SATURDAY AFTER NOTRE-DAME FIRE
 
Anger-fuelled Yellow Vests to protest on first Saturday after Notre-Dame fire
 
Officials warn that violence could flare up on the 23rd Saturday of Yellow Vest marches, the first since the Notre-Dame fire, with protesters angry that nearly €1 billion was pledged to restore the cathedral while their demands remain unsatisfied.After weeks of relative calm, with the marches attracting declining numbers, Interior minister Christophe Castaner said during a press conference on Friday domestic intelligence services had informed him of a potential return of rioters intent on wreaking havoc in Paris, Toulouse, Montpellier and Bordeaux, in a repeat of violent protests on March 16.
 
 
That day, during the violent protests against inequality that have been shaking up France for months, hooded gangs ransacked stores on Paris's famed Champs-Élysées avenue,...
 
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Ecuador’s Moreno is more interested in US support than Assange
 
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Haftar between ruling and returning to point zero
 
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No resolution without dialogue and Qatar is a pivotal country
No resolution without dialogue and Qatar is a pivotal countr...
 
Qatar’s Ambassador to Lebanon Mohamad Bin Hassan Jaber Al-Jaber
 
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REPUBLICAN ROMNEY SAYS HE IS 'SICKENED' BY TRUMP'S BEHAVIOR DURING RUSSIA PROBE
 
 
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EU'S JUNCKER: THERE IS STILL A RISK OF NO-DEAL BREXIT DESPITE DELAY
 
 
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EGYPT VOTE ON REFERENDUM EXTENDING EL-SISSI'S RULE TO 2030
 
 
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UKRAINE QUIET AHEAD OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
 
 
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CHINA TO SHOW NEW WARSHIPS AS BEIJING FLEXES MILITARY MUSCLE ON NAVY ANNIVERSARY
 
China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy’s founding, a senior commander said on Saturday, as Beijing flexes its increasingly well-equipped military muscle.
 
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TRUMP APPROVAL DROPS 3 POINTS TO 2019 LOW AFTER RELEASE OF MUELLER REPORT:
 
The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll.
 
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IRAQ TO HOST REGIONAL RIVALS IRAN AND SAUDI ARABIA AT CONFERENCE
 
Iraq will host senior parliamentary officials from arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran on Saturday as Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi seeks to bolster his country’s nascent role as a mediator in the region.
 
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BLAST, GUNFIRE AS ATTACKERS HIT AFGHAN COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRY IN CENTRAL KABUL
 
Gunmen attacked the communications ministry in the center of Kabul on Saturday, interrupting months of relative calm in the Afghan capital and underlining security threats that have continued despite efforts to open peace talks with the Taliban.
 
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U.S. INTELLIGENCE SAYS HUAWEI FUNDED BY CHINESE STATE SECURITY: REPORT
 
U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the West.
 
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110 KOSOVARS, MOSTLY CHILDREN AND WOMEN, RETURNED FROM SYRIA
 
Kosovo authorities said Saturday they have brought back from Syria 110 Kosovar citizens, mostly women and children, with the assistance of the United States.
 
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GUNMEN KILL 13 AT VERACRUZ BAR IN ONE OF WORST MEXICAN SLAYINGS THIS YEAR
 
Gunmen shot dead 13 people at a bar in the city of Minatitlan in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said on Friday, in one of the worst slayings to hit Mexico since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office.
 
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FAKE NEWS? MUELLER ISN'T BUYING IT
 
Trump’s supporters believe that Mueller’s determination that there was not enough evidence to show that the president or his team worked with the Russians to influence the 2016 election delegitimizes the attention given to the story.
 
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PARIS: YELLOW VEST ANGER MIXES WITH NOTRE DAME MOURNING
 
Many protesters were deeply saddened by the fire at a national monument. But many are angry at the $1 billion in Notre Dame donations that poured in from tycoons while their own demands remain largely unmet and they struggle to make ends meet.
 
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PARENTS WHO STARVED AND SHACKLED CHILDREN SENTENCED TO LIFE
 
The children — ages 2 to 29 — had been chained to beds, forced to live in squalor, fed only once a day, allowed to shower only once a year and deprived of toys and games.
 
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AUSTRALIA'S SHORTEN SETS 100-DAY TARGET TO BOOST OVERTIME PAY
 
Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten gave himself 100 days to make sure that low-paid workers get more money for working overtime if he wins next month’s election.
 
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STORMS IN SOUTH KILL GIRL IN FLORIDA, BRING TORNADO THREAT
 
A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.
 
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POLANSKI ASKS COURT TO RESTORE HIS FILM ACADEMY MEMBERSHIP
 
Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct.
 
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ROOKIE COACHES ENJOYING CHESS MATCH THAT COMES IN PLAYOFFS
 
Rod Brind’Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special. Brind’Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary adjustments to tie their series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at two games apiece.
 
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U.S. ARRESTS FORMER MARINE CONNECTED TO NORTH KOREA EMBASSY RAID IN SPAIN
 
U.S. authorities have arrested a former U.S. Marine who is a member of a group that allegedly raided the North Korean embassy in Madrid in February and stole electronics, two sources familiar with the arrest said on Friday.
 
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NORTHERN IRELAND POLICE ARREST TWO OVER MURDER OF JOURNALIST
 
Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting dead of journalist Lyra McKee during a riot in Londonderry, the Police Service of Northern Ireland announced on Saturday.
 
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NORTH KOREA SLAMS BOLTON'S 'DIM-SIGHTED' CALL FOR SIGN OF DENUCLEARIZATION
 
North Korea has criticized U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton’s “nonsense” call for Pyongyang to show that it’s serious about giving up its nuclear weapons, the second time it has criticized a leading U.S. official in less than a week.
 
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REP: ADELE, HUSBAND SIMON KONECKI HAVE SEPARATED
 
NEW YORK — Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have separated. The pop singer’s representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh confirmed the news Friday in a statement to The Associated Press.
 
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WESTBROOK LEADS THUNDER PAST TRAIL BLAZERS, 120-108
 
OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook called his play in Game 2 “unacceptable.”
 
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RURAL NEVADA CREATING A VIRTUAL PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL
 
 
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WOMAN'S BRUTAL KILLING IN BANGLADESH TRIGGERS PROTESTS
 
The violence has shaken Bangladesh, triggering protests and raising concerns over the plight of women and girls in the conservative Muslim-majority nation of 160 million people where sexual harassment and violence are often unreported, victims intimidated and the legal process lengthy.
 
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JAPAN COURTS TRUMP USING EMPEROR, FIRST LADY'S BIRTHDAY
 
 
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TRUMP LACES INTO EX-ADVISERS WHO SPOKE WITH MUELLER
 
While Mueller found no criminal evidence that Trump or his campaign aides colluded in Russian election meddling and did not recommend obstruction charges against the president, the 448-page report released Thursday nonetheless paints a damaging picture of the president.
 
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