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N.Y. man threatened to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar

While he allegedly railed against Omar, a Somali-American and one of two Muslim women in Congress, Carlineo gave the staffer his name and contact information. Some people perceived Omar's comments as anti-Semitic. If convicted, Carlineo faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. [Full Article...]

House of Commons sitting ends after parliament's roof leaks

House of Commons sitting ends after parliament's roof leaks Conservative former minister Justine Greening was speaking when water began pouring from the ceiling. "The House of Commons maintenance team is now assessing the damage", he said. Staff discussed whether to put out buckets, but it was decided this could make the noise from the leak even louder while MPs were trying to speak. There was not any Brexit-related business scheduled in the House fo... [Full Article...]

US denies entry for ICC prosecutor under new ban

US denies entry for ICC prosecutor under new ban Bensouda is reported to travel regularly to brief the UN Security Council on cases referred to The Hague by the body and her office confirmed that she would exercise her duties without fear. According to the statement, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's office emphasised that she "has an independent and impartial mandate " under the court's founding treaty, the Rome Statute. [Full Article...]

At Least 37 Taliban Militants Killed by Afghan Special Forces

At Least 37 Taliban Militants Killed by Afghan Special Forces He said only the district police headquarters and a base of the Afghan National Army remained in the control of the government. He says there are about 600 Afghan troops and members of the security forces inside and they are running out of ammunition, water and food. [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May asks European Union for Brexit delay until June 30

British PM Theresa May asks European Union for Brexit delay until June 30 However, in the Commons and the Lords, delays both accidental and by design, mean time is running out for the Prime Minister ahead of Wednesday's emergency summit of European Union leaders to consider any United Kingdom request for further extension or another way forward. [Full Article...]

Coastal forest fire kills 2, destroys 120 homes in S. Korea

Coastal forest fire kills 2, destroys 120 homes in S. Korea The wildfire is thought to be one of the largest on record in South Korea . The fire broke out late Thursday alongside a road in the town of Goseong, in the far northeast of the country and only around 45 kilometers from the border with the nuclear-armed North. [Full Article...]

US 'not looking' to extend sanction waivers for Iran crude importers

US 'not looking' to extend sanction waivers for Iran crude importers Whatever the outcome of those negotiations, South Korean refiners are preparing for low Iranian condensate intake as the USA plans to reduce the amount of oil it permits Iranian oil buyers to continue importing in line with its goal to cut the country's oil exports to zero. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom opposition Labour party urges PM May to change her European Union deal

United Kingdom opposition Labour party urges PM May to change her European Union deal She is now seeking a compromise in a series of talks with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and his deputies, with hopes of winning opposition support for a new divorce deal. Mr Varadkar said that his priority remained avoiding a no-deal Brexit. The complex manoeuvring on dates comes as Britain's Parliament considers legislation created to prevent such a "no-deal" departure. [Full Article...]

MIT breaks ties with Huawei and ZTE over security risks, government investigations

MIT breaks ties with Huawei and ZTE over security risks, government investigations It's unclear why the university wasn't concerned about those issues beforehand; the latest charges against Huawei pertaining to the T-Mobile theft case are based on a well-publicized trial the wireless carrier won in 2017, whereas the rest of them are related to foreign export policy, hardly an area of MIT's influence. [Full Article...]

50 murder charges laid down against Christchurch terror-accused

50 murder charges laid down against Christchurch terror-accused Fifty people were killed and dozens wounded as they attended Friday prayers by a lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons. Tarrant was initially charged with one murder count as a holding measure when he made his first court appearance a day after the killings. [Full Article...]

In Libya, fears of full-blown civil war as fighting nears capital Tripoli

In Libya, fears of full-blown civil war as fighting nears capital Tripoli Hifter's forces, which calls itself the Libyan National Army, pushed forward toward the capital and clashed with militias who support the United Nations -installed and Western-backed government. "We also deem it necessary to continue all possible efforts to fully settle the situation through peaceful, political means", the Kremlin spokesman said. [Full Article...]

Venezuela: Guaidó defiant after lifting of immunity

Venezuela: Guaidó defiant after lifting of immunity The US, Israel and much of the West have backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has pushed for Maduro's ouster. Russian officials have scoffed at US demands to withdraw military personnel, saying their presence in Venezuela is fully legitimate. [Full Article...]

Dragon island Komodo in Bali for tourists sealants to protect the animals

Dragon island Komodo in Bali for tourists sealants to protect the animals Indonesia's Komodo Island, the home of the ancient Komodo dragon, will indefinitely ban tourists from January 2020 for conservation efforts, after a smuggling case involving the endangered animal. Komodo National Park, which is located in Indonesia, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and according to UNESCO statistics , roughly 5,700 Komodo dragons inhabit the park. [Full Article...]

British PM asks European Union for Brexit delay until June 30

British PM asks European Union for Brexit delay until June 30 Her decision sparked widespread fury among Tory Brexiteers who said it would be "crazy" for people to be asked to elect a fresh batch of MEPs nearly three years after voting to leave the EU. An earlier British request for a delay until June 30 was rejected last month, amid rising irritation from European Union leaders about the political chaos in London. [Full Article...]

Trump Denies Backing Off Threat to Seal US-Mexico Border

Trump Denies Backing Off Threat to Seal US-Mexico Border As the spotlight swings back to Calexico for Friday's visit from President Donald Trump , the region in southeastern California is grappling with how to respond to shifting demographics in border arrivals as well as the slew of immigration policy changes from the current administration. [Full Article...]

Third person in 8 days dies in Grand Canyon

Third person in 8 days dies in Grand Canyon Signs in the area warned tourists to steer clear of the edge, but the rim has no barrier, according to the Associated Press . The park's helicopter was able to recover the man's body. The park said that person, a foreign national, did not fall and their death is still under investigation. The identity of the victim has not been released and the cause of death is being investigated. [Full Article...]

British parliament rejects plan to hold more Brexit indicative votes on Monday

British parliament rejects plan to hold more Brexit indicative votes on Monday The announcement of the result was delayed as the Speaker, John Bercow, consulted clerks and copies of Erskine May, the bible on parliamentary process, were thumbed through. That led Bercow to deliver the casting vote - something a Commons speaker has not had to do since Betty Boothroyd was in the chair in 1993. Leaders of the bloc, exasperated by the chaos in London, say they will only grant a de... [Full Article...]

'He gave me permission': Joe Biden jokes about touching complaints

'He gave me permission': Joe Biden jokes about touching complaints The controversy began when Lucy Flores, a former Nevada state assemblywoman, alleged Biden put his hands on her shoulders, leaned in to smell her hair and kissed the back of her head at a political event in November 2014. "Putting everything together, man". "He'd have to run on the Obama failed record", Trump said. He disputed that the rank-and-file Democratic voters had lurched that far left. [Full Article...]

Man jailed after claim to be long-missing child unravels

Man jailed after claim to be long-missing child unravels The man was found Wednesday wandering the streets of Newport, Kentucky . A DNA test on Thursday revealed the man's true identity. Speaking by phone Friday with CNN's "New Day", Jonathon Rini said his brother had been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome and bipolar disorder. [Full Article...]

1 person wounded in shooting at naval station in Virginia

1 person wounded in shooting at naval station in Virginia They say the female sailor was taken to a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds that aren't thought to be life-threatening. Officials say the shooting occurred at 6:45 and the situation was resolved by 6:50 am. He was quickly identified and shot dead by security officers. Weapons are not allowed on the base and authorities are investigating how the shooter got the gun onto the property, WRIC s... [Full Article...]


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