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People MIT Cuts Ties With Huawei, ZTE, Citing National Security Risk
Author: 0 MIT Cuts Ties With Huawei, ZTE, Citing National Security Risk

The institute also said it plans to revisit its decision once the circumstances that led to it change, adding that it believes scientific research benefits the mankind as a whole and should ideally be free of any influence from geopolitics, implying that isn't the case here.

People Komodo Island to ban vacationers for conservation efforts
Author: 0 Komodo Island to ban vacationers for conservation efforts

East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said in a statement that these suspects sold the endangered komodo dragons through Facebook. The East Java Police force stated that the criminal network had managed to smuggle the lizards out of Indonesia and were selling them internationally for approximately $US35,000 each.

People United Kingdom MPs vote for Brexit delay to stop crash out
Author: 0 United Kingdom MPs vote for Brexit delay to stop crash out

Any extension to the deadline will need unanimous approval from the 27 remaining European Union nations. French President Emmanuel Macron has thus far seemed cautious about giving Britain more time, saying the bloc can not be held hostage by Britain's political deadlock over Brexit.

People U.S. man who claimed he was missing boy booked into jail
Author: 0 U.S. man who claimed he was missing boy booked into jail

Newport Police Chief Tom Collins identified him to ABC as Brian Rini of Medina, Ohio, a 23-year-old ex-convict. Brian Michael Rini, who had recently been released from prison in OH, gave multiple false details to authorities about his identity and alleged abduction, including that he had been physically and sexually abused, according to an affidavit filed Friday in federal court in Ohio.

People What Next? UK seeks elusive Brexit deal to end uncertainty
Author: 0 What Next? UK seeks elusive Brexit deal to end uncertainty

Pro-Brexit Conservatives are angry at the prospect of a softer Brexit that keeps Britian bound closely to European Union trade rules and standards. The only way May will get Labour support is if she embraces a softer form of Brexit than the one she has described for nearly three years since Britain voted to leave the EU.

People Donald Trump: Joe Biden 'Only a Threat to Himself' in 2020
Author: 0 Donald Trump: Joe Biden 'Only a Threat to Himself' in 2020

But it was never my intention, ' he said. " Donald Trump bragged about abusing women, physically assaulting women because he was famous". Several prominent Democratic women have come to Biden's defense , suggesting such behavior is part of his affectionate demeanor.

People Cohen Asks Lawmakers To Write Letters To Help Delay His Prison Date
Author: 0 Cohen Asks Lawmakers To Write Letters To Help Delay His Prison Date

It added that 'the substantial trove of new information, documents, recordings, and other evidence he can provide requires substantial time with him and ready access to him by congressional committees and staff to complete their investigations and to fulfill their oversight responsibilities'.

People Iowa Sen. Grassley: Trump wind turbine comments 'idiotic'
Author: 0 Iowa Sen. Grassley: Trump wind turbine comments 'idiotic'

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) had some criticism of President Donald Trump's comments last night about wind power. Trump this week claimed that the noise from wind turbines causes cancer and that wind isn't a reliable source of energy because wind " only blows sometimes ".

People Israel's PM Netanyahu and Russia's President Putin on recovery of soldier's body
Author: 0 Israel's PM Netanyahu and Russia's President Putin on recovery of soldier's body

Hours earlier the Israeli leader met in Moscow with Putin, who described how Russian and Syrian forces had located Baumel's remains, and that it had been a hard task. After the meeting, the Russian defense ministry presented Israel with Baumel's jumpsuit and military boots in an Israeli flag-covered coffin. Despite differing priorities in Syria, Netanyahu has been determined to maintain a warm relationship with Putin.

People US Counted Pakistan's F-16 Jets - and Found None Missing
Author: 0 US Counted Pakistan's F-16 Jets - and Found None Missing

The finding by the U.S. on the ground in Pakistan "directly contradicts" India's claim that its air force shot down an F-16 fighter jet during an aerial dogfight on February 27. Details of the India-Pakistan air engagement have not been provided by either side. A second senior US defense official with knowledge of the count confirmed that USA authorities on the ground found that no Pakistani F-16s were missing.

People Yemen war: US House votes to end support for Saudi-led campaign
Author: 0 Yemen war: US House votes to end support for Saudi-led campaign

The text will now head to Mr Trump, who is expected to veto it. "The president will have to face the reality that Congress is no longer going to ignore its constitutional obligations when it comes to foreign policy ", said Democratic Representative Eliot Engel of NY, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

People Mexico: Washington Did Not Ask Mexico to Offer Asylum to Venezuela's Maduro
Author: 0 Mexico: Washington Did Not Ask Mexico to Offer Asylum to Venezuela's Maduro

On Monday, the Venezuelan Supreme Tribunal of Justice called on the Constituent Assembly to strip opposition leader Juan Guaido of parliamentary immunity. He declared himself Venezuela's interim president in January, and vowed to overthrow Maduro. Parallel to the political battle, the country has been hit by a series of devastating blackouts that have left millions without water, prompting the government to replace the country's energy minister and institute power rationing in a bid to ...

People LGBTQ parents' group applauds Mormon change
Author: 0 LGBTQ parents' group applauds Mormon change

Children of same-sex couples are now eligible for all ordinances and opportunities in the church, and their parents will no longer be regarded as in apostasy, though same-sex marriage is still considered a "serious transgression". If anything, this policy change has signaled the Mormon Church's desire to work with LGBT people, and they will push for more and more concessions. 'Every soul is precious to God and to the church and the loss of life to suicide is heartbreaking, ' said church ...

Author: 0 Fact Check: Trump's dad was not born in Germany

Was German and born in a very wonderful place in Germany . But that's simply not true. "My father is German, right?" It was Trump's grandfather, Friedrich , who was reportedly born in Germany , then immigrated to the U.S. He and his wife, Elisabeth Trump, returned to the USA when she was pregnant with Fred Trump . So about the only way you could say Trump's father has claim to the German homeland is that he may have been conceived there.

People Trump backs off border closure, says tariffs instead
Author: 0 Trump backs off border closure, says tariffs instead

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in late February over the use of the term "memorandum of understanding" in the talks. "But it looks like it is moving along very nicely". "Do we want to become more dependent on China as an export market?" he asked. According to state-run news agency Xinhua, Liu He told Trump that Xi believed under his and Trump's leadership, China-U.S.

People Clever kitty: Cats know their names
Author: 0 Clever kitty: Cats know their names

Research published today in the journal Nature suggests that domesticated cats do, in fact, know and recognize their names . However, the cats rarely showed any more excitement, such as moving their tails or making noise. The team said that in all of these scenarios cats appeared to spot when their names were mentioned. A team of researchers studied how 78 different cats responded to people saying their names .

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Author: 0 Go "extra step" to get Brexit deal, Labour MPs urge Corbyn

He himself has said such a vote should be restricted to specific circumstances. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was visiting Dublin Thursday for Brexit talks with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. The spokesman said talks involving Mr Barclay, Mrs May's effective deputy David Lidington and Chief Whip Julian Smith on the Government side and Sir Kier, shadow business secretary Rebecca Long Bailey and opposition chief whip Nick Brown from Labour, were proceeding with "urgency".

People President Trump says the Mar-a-Lago security incident is a 'fluke'
Author: 0 President Trump says the Mar-a-Lago security incident is a 'fluke'

A federal prosecutor called Zhang "an extreme risk of flight" and said she had no ties to the U.S. or Palm Beach area, according to audio of her court hearing Monday, obtained by CNN. A Mandarin translator communicated the judge's messages to Zhang. On Wednesday, former Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem explained how President Donald Trump has set low standards for security at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

People Assange to Be Expelled From Ecuadorian Embassy Within 'Hours or Days'
Author: 0 Assange to Be Expelled From Ecuadorian Embassy Within 'Hours or Days'

That has previously been reported by The New York Times. Mr Moreno's comments come after the Ecuadorean government filed a formal complaint to the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph Cannataci, accusing WikiLeaks of spreading private information linked to Mr Moreno.

People Canada: ex-attorney general removed from Liberal caucus amid scandal
Author: 0 Canada: ex-attorney general removed from Liberal caucus amid scandal

Mr Trudeau said his decision was sparked by the revelation that Ms Wilson-Raybould had secretly recorded a conversation she had with Canada's former top bureaucrat, which she released publicly on Friday. Trudeau has tried to move beyond the political scandal that has tarnished his global reputation and could dim his prospects in October's federal election .

People US said to set 2025 target for China to fulfil trade pledges
Author: 0 US said to set 2025 target for China to fulfil trade pledges

On February 22, Trump said he planned to meet with Xi "in the not-too-distant future". China wants the tariffs lifted, while USA officials are wary of giving up that leverage, at least for now. After Mr Xi's team initially floated a formal state visit to Washington as an option, China has pushed back against a meeting on USA soil and wants to instead meet in a neutral third country, the people briefed on the plans said.

People Former Malaysian PM Najib faces first corruption trial over state fund
Author: 0 Former Malaysian PM Najib faces first corruption trial over state fund

SRC International, a former subsidiary of sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), allegedly channelled RM42 million into Najib's personal account . Najib's wife, Rosmah Mansor, known for her designer handbags and jewellery, has also been charged with corruption . "The burden is now on the prosecution to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of the criminal charges against him in this trial", he added.

People Obamacare fight continues on House floor - again
Author: 0 Obamacare fight continues on House floor - again

The news came a week after Trump shocked Republican party leaders after he said he was going to turn Republicans into "the party of health care" and would put amending the Affordable Care Act high on his to-do list. "For the president to have played, I think, absolutely foolishly with the notion of our health care, and the millions of people who have gotten coverage, whether it's pre-existing conditions or kids staying on your coverage, it's a cruel joke that this president is going ...

People Brunei's Harsh New Islamic Laws Spark Global Criticism
Author: 0 Brunei's Harsh New Islamic Laws Spark Global Criticism

Matthew Woolfe, founder of human rights initiative The Brunei Project, said there are those in the country who openly support the laws, but "there are real risks to those who speak out". In announcing the introduction of the new laws, the government's website quoted him as saying that his government "does not expect other people to accept and agree with it, but that it would suffice if they just respect the nation in the same way that it also respects them".

People Istanbul Vote Recount Starts but Opposition Candidate Demands Mandate
Author: 0 Istanbul Vote Recount Starts but Opposition Candidate Demands Mandate

Turkey's electoral authorities on Wednesday ordered recounts of votes in 18 of Istanbul's 39 districts following objections over the local elections from the country's ruling party, Anadolu news agency said. Some pro-government newspapers on Wednesday branded the Istanbul defeat an as electoral "coup" similar to the failed coup Erdogan survived in 2016. The president has not undertaken any official visit since the night of the vote.

People Ethiopian Airlines crew followed all procedures from Boeing, crash report reveals
Author: 0 Ethiopian Airlines crew followed all procedures from Boeing, crash report reveals

Boeing declined to comment pending its review of the preliminary report. Boeing's safety notice following the Lion Air crash noted that the MCAS' automated adjustments to a 737 MAX's stabilizers-the control surfaces on the tail of the aircraft that are used to change the direction of the aircraft's flight-could be "stopped and reversed" with a thumb switch on the pilot's yoke but "may restart 5 seconds after the [switch] is released".

People Eastern Libyan forces seize town south of Tripoli
Author: 0 Eastern Libyan forces seize town south of Tripoli

Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops on Thursday to "advance" on the capital Tripoli in a video message published on Thursday after United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres warned of the growing risk of violence.

People Greek PM to visit N. Macedonia in afterglow of name deal
Author: 0 Greek PM to visit N. Macedonia in afterglow of name deal

The two men signed a series of agreements before holding a joint news conference, during which Tsipras said: "We have lost a lot of time and now we must rapidly catch up". Tsipras, who brought ten ministers and dozens of business leaders with him, said he believed critics of the deal would be swayed once new financial, infrastructure and tourism links kick in.

People Were the leaks from Mueller's team a warning shot for Bill Barr?
Author: 0 Were the leaks from Mueller's team a warning shot for Bill Barr?

Barr has promised to turn over a redacted version of the report by mid-April; Democrats worry that waiting that long gives Barr too much time and latitude to decide what should and shouldn't be disclosed. Barr is now working with law enforcement agencies, including prosecutors from Mueller's team, to redact sensitive information from Mueller's 400-page report so that the report can be released to the public by mid-April.

People GOP Congressman Offers Alternative to the Green New Deal
Author: 0 GOP Congressman Offers Alternative to the Green New Deal

Gaetz first said that yesterday, both the Secretary of the Army, Mark Esper, and the Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson, testified before the House Armed Services Committee about the impact that climate change is having on the military.

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