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People Kirstjen Nielsen was forced out as DHS secretary
Author: 0 Kirstjen Nielsen was forced out as DHS secretary

McAleenan, who now serves as the commissioner for Customs and Border Patrol, is CBP's top border security official and was sworn in on March 20, 2018 after serving as Acting Commissioner for CBP since January 2017. He said in a statement, however, that she should not serve as a scapegoat, blasting Trump for "terrible and cruel policies". That included the widely condemned practice of separating migrant children from their parents as part of a "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting all ...

People Cong, Left will stoop to any level to oust me: PM Modi
Author: 0 Cong, Left will stoop to any level to oust me: PM Modi

Taking a jibe at the Congress manifesto, Modi said, "The grand old party came out with their hypocrisy document of 50-60 pages". Prime Minister Narendra Modi targetted the opposition at a poll rally in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha. Addressing the gathering, he said, "I sincerely thank you for ending the 25-year-rule of the Left in the Assembly elections in 2018. There are surgical and air strike when the government is strong, the world listens to us", said PM Modi.

Author: 0 ‘European Union’ removed from new United Kingdom passports

One Twitter user said she was "truly appalled" by the new design, which is still the same burgundy colour. From the end of the year navy blue passports resembling the pre-EU British design are expected to be released. While Tom Hatton tweeted: "You're lucky when I renewed earlier this year, I received one with European Union still spat on it!" Dropping the two words is not the only change in United Kingdom passports.

People Abducted American tourist rescued and safe ~Ugandan Police
Author: 0 Abducted American tourist rescued and safe ~Ugandan Police

Two other tourists who were on the drive but were not abducted contacted a camp manager, "who rescued them and they are very safe", police said. Authorities previously said they did not plan to pay the ransom, and it remains unclear if they did in order to secure Endicott's release.

People Mental health tests ordered for accused N.Z. mosque shooter
Author: 0 Mental health tests ordered for accused N.Z. mosque shooter

Brenton Tarrant has now been charged with 50 counts of murder over the March 15 attack. At the brief and sombre hearing in Christchurch on Friday, Justice Cameron Mander ordered Brenton Tarrant, the suspected gunman, to undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine his fitness to stand trial.

People UK issuing passports without ‘European Union’ on cover
Author: 0 UK issuing passports without ‘European Union’ on cover

It's a pre-emptive move, even though the contentious Brexit is now delayed and no clear date has been set when Britain will leave the bloc. Steve Rowe, who was pleased to receive one of the old passports after 30 March, said: "I received my new passport this week with a start date of 1 April, happy to say it still says European Union; I think we'll still be discussing Brexit when it runs out in 2029".

People Trump Announces Resignation of US Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen
Author: 0 Trump Announces Resignation of US Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen

CBS News reported that it was not clear whether Kirstjen meant to resign voluntarily or made a decision to step down under the pressure. Nielsen was scheduled to meet with the president at 5 p.m.in the White House residence about border security, but sources told ABC News that the meeting turned into a discussion about Nielsen's future.

People Greek police clash with immigrants
Author: 0 Greek police clash with immigrants

Greek police on Friday used tear gas to disperse some 500 mainly Middle Eastern refugees and migrants, including families with women and children, who gathered outside the Diavata refugee reception camp close to Thessaloniki in northern Greece in the hope of crossing the border with North Macedonia .

People Controversial Trump Candidate, David Malpass, Named World Bank President
Author: 0 Controversial Trump Candidate, David Malpass, Named World Bank President

Malpass begins his five-year term on Tuesday, replacing former President Jim Yong Kim , whose surprise departure in February came not even halfway through his second term. As Under Secretary, he played a crucial role in several major World Bank Group reforms and initiatives, including the recent capital increase for IBRD and IFC.

People Fed should drop rates
Author: 0 Fed should drop rates

On Thursday, Trump said he plans to nominate his political ally Herman Cain , the former head of Godfather's Pizza, to one of two vacancies on the Fed's seven-member Board of Governors. When Varney asked whether Trump is politicizing the Fed with the proposal, Kudlow responded: "President Trump has every right in the world to make his appointment" and "this is a new era and you have new policies to rebuild the economy".

People Pro-Haftar forces close in on Tripoli
Author: 0 Pro-Haftar forces close in on Tripoli

The announcements coincided with the arrival in Tripoli of U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres who is on a regional tour seeking to help avoid a confrontation between the rival Libyan camps. The Salafists are also based in the west of Libya including Tripoli, where a Salafist force controls the airport. He said the soldiers' commander was being investigated.

People Mueller report a 'total waste of time' - but it proves no collusion
Author: 0 Mueller report a 'total waste of time' - but it proves no collusion

Mr Barr did not meet a demand by Democrats in the US House of Representatives to provide the unredacted report to Congress members by April 2 . While Attorney General William Barr reviews and redacts sensitive information from the almost 400 pages of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full report on the two-year investigation into Russian election interference, President Donald Trump claimed Saturday that he has not yet seen the document.

People India rejects Pakistan`s `preposterous` claim of attacking it again
Author: 0 India rejects Pakistan`s `preposterous` claim of attacking it again

MEA: "This public gimmick appears to be a call to Pakistan-based terrorists to undertake a terror attack in India". It is pertinent to mention here that the federal government had chose to release overall 360 Indian prisoners in April, as the nuclear-armed neighbours scale back from a confrontation that prompted world powers to urge restraint.

People 1 person wounded in shooting at naval station in Virginia
Author: 0 1 person wounded in shooting at naval station in Virginia

Her injuries are not considered life-threatening. The male sailor shot the woman with a handgun, Vincelette said, adding part of the investigation is to find out how the shooter was able to bring a weapon inside the base - NAS Oceana has a no weapons policy.

People Man charged with threat to murder US Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar
Author: 0 Man charged with threat to murder US Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar

Why are you working for her, she's a f--ing terrorist. "I'll put a bullet in her f-- skull". Carlineo identified himself and gave contact information to Omar's staff during the call. Omar has been heavily criticized, especially by the Right, for her frequent anti-Semitic comments since she has come to Congress. Omar's early weeks in office have been met with backlash for remarks she made about Israel, including comments that American supporters of Israel are pushing people to have ...

People Two US Citizens Arrested in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Two US Citizens Arrested in Saudi Arabia

At the same time, US Senators Marco Rubio and Bob Fernandez urged Energy Secretary Rick Perry in a letter on 2 April to not supply any nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia given Riyadh's troubling record, which includes the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi .

People Brexit: I had no choice but to approach Labour - May
Author: 0 Brexit: I had no choice but to approach Labour - May

On Friday, May requested a further extension until June 30. Business leaders and economists have warned of chaos in the event of a no-deal Brexit . Mrs May faces anger from Conservative Brexiteers over the prospect of the UK's departure being delayed, with one minister saying that if Britons were required to elect MEPs on May 23 it would be like writing a "suicide note" for the Tory party.

People Israel's Netanyahu says he plans to annex settlements in West Bank
Author: 0 Israel's Netanyahu says he plans to annex settlements in West Bank

Trump says in a speech at the group's annual meeting in Las Vegas that he's grateful to members for "your incredible support and your outstanding commitment to our country to our safety and to electing more Republicans". "It's not about her". "I'm working against Israel's greatest enemies". Oh, no she doesn't like Israel, does she. Before the USA president's appearance, people gathered for the event, carrying signs reading "We are Jews for Trump" and "Trump" written in Hebrew.

People Donald Trump Says Windmills Cause Cancer and Kill Birds
Author: 0 Donald Trump Says Windmills Cause Cancer and Kill Birds

An Iowa Republican senator is expressing irritation at what he calls "idiotic" comments by President Donald Trump about wind energy. "His comments on wind energy-not only as a president but when he was a candidate-were, first of all, idiotic, and it didn't show much respect for Chuck Grassley as the grandfather of the wind energy tax credit".

People NY man charged with threatening to kill US Rep. Ilhan Omar
Author: 0 NY man charged with threatening to kill US Rep. Ilhan Omar

After receiving the call, the threat was referred to the U.S. Capitol Police, who began an investigation with the FBI. Carlineo was arrested on Friday; a hearing has been scheduled for April 10. His attorney declined to comment. In an interview with officials, he allegedly doubled-down on his threats, telling an FBI investigator: "if our forefathers were still alive, they'd put a bullet in her head".

People Body of IDF Soldier Missing in Action Since 1982 Returns from Lebanon
Author: 0 Body of IDF Soldier Missing in Action Since 1982 Returns from Lebanon

However, many years after, only two of the captured soldiers were returned alive in prisoner exchanges with Syria and the allied Palestinian group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command. "Israel appealed to Russian Federation with a request for help finding the remains of Israeli servicemen located at specific coordinates in Syria".

People Uganda says kidnapped American tourist did not take armed guard
Author: 0 Uganda says kidnapped American tourist did not take armed guard

This kidnapping comes the same day U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a Washington event that paying ransoms to terrorists only encourages them. Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the East African nation's most famous wildlife reserves, runs along the frontier with conflict-wracked regions of DR Congo, bordering its famous Virunga national park, the oldest in Africa.

People Christchurch massacre accused murderer to undergo mental assessment before standing trial
Author: 0 Christchurch massacre accused murderer to undergo mental assessment before standing trial

He was not required to submit a plea. Tarrant has reportedly been moved to a high-security prison in Auckland, which is why he'll appear via video link. Yama Nabi, whose father Haji Daoud Nabi was among those killed at the Noor Mosque, said it was important for him to be at court. "As I observed at this morning's hearing, that is a usual and regular step for counsel to take at this point in the proceeding", said Judge Mander.

People New Zealand PM pays grocery bill of woman
Author: 0 New Zealand PM pays grocery bill of woman

When Ardern was asked by a journalist during a press conference in Hamilton on Thursday whether she had paid for the woman's groceries, she said "yes". Although the woman has since deleted the post, her friend confirmed the chance meeting via Twitter . "What I've heard is an overwhelming consensus for the principle of this legislation, which is to permanently ban military style assault weapons and rifles".

People Four-legged whale fossil discovered on Peruvian coast
Author: 0 Four-legged whale fossil discovered on Peruvian coast

The vertebra in the tail are similar to those seen in both otters and beavers, which implies that it would once have moved its tail in a similar undulating fashion, powering it through the water as it hunted for prey beneath the surface. As whales' ancient ancestors became increasingly adapted to aquatic environments, they dispersed to North Africa and then to the Americas, eventually losing their hind legs and gaining flippers .

People #Brexit - UK asks European Union for further extension until 30 June
Author: 0 #Brexit - UK asks European Union for further extension until 30 June

The UK is now due to leave the European Union on April 12 and, as yet, no withdrawal deal has been approved by MPs. Obscure parliamentary procedures have been resurrected from the rulebooks providing daily drama from the House of Commons, but the future of Britain's biggest change in generations has become no clearer.

People International court prosecutors says US has revoked her visa
Author: 0 International court prosecutors says US has revoked her visa

Bensouda is expected to brief the Security Council next month on her investigations in Libya. The ICC, which is located in The Hague , Netherlands, was formed to investigate and prosecute war crimes and other crimes against humanity when national governments are unable to act.

People EU's Tusk Wants to Offer Britain Another Year to Sort out Brexit
Author: 0 EU's Tusk Wants to Offer Britain Another Year to Sort out Brexit

Under pressure to find majority support for her deal to leave the European bloc, May had to set out future plans to the EU this week, under the terms given by the bloc for the first Brexit extension which is set to end on April 12. But Labour has so far expressed concerns over the Tory's willingness, or lack of, to alter the political declaration. "We urge the prime minister to come forward with genuine changes to her deal", a statement said.

People USA says more countries stopped buying Iran oil
Author: 0 USA says more countries stopped buying Iran oil

Three of the eight countries to which Washington granted waivers to import Iranian oil have now cut their shipments from Iran to zero, a US special representative said on Tuesday. Japan and South Korea will probably make relatively larger reductions than China, India, and Turkey, say analysts. The US diplomat did not name the countries that are still buying Iranian crude or those that have cut to zero.

People Trump incorrectly states his father was born in Germany
Author: 0 Trump incorrectly states his father was born in Germany

Donald Trump once again has made the claim that his father, Fred Trump , was not born in the U.S. For the record, the president was born in Queens, New York , at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center on June 14, 1946. Trump was born on October 11, 1905, in the Bronx . "Trump claims his dad was born in Germany for the third time". After moving back to New York City , he honored that commitment, and they returned to Germany in late June 1904.

People Pro-Haftar forces seize villages, former Tripoli airport in fresh fighting
Author: 0 Pro-Haftar forces seize villages, former Tripoli airport in fresh fighting

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres left Libya on Friday saying he hoped it would be possible to avert a "bloody confrontation" in and around the capital Tripoli upon which the country's most powerful military force is advancing. "My aim remains the same: avoid a military confrontation", Guterres earlier said on Twitter. A local militiaman, belonging to a group opposed to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar , stands next to vehicles the group said they seized from Haftar's forces in the ...

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