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US has two months to finalize extradition case against WikiLeaks' Assange

US has two months to finalize extradition case against WikiLeaks' Assange Assange first sought asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012, when he skipped bail after an extradition order to Sweden, where someone had accused him of sexual assault. France's government says it won't consider offering Julian Assange political asylum unless he asks for it. Lawyer Juan Branco told The Associated Press on Thursday that Macron should offer mediation and to "take this man under ... [Full Article...]

Facing hurdles from US, war crimes judges reject Afghanistan probe

Facing hurdles from US, war crimes judges reject Afghanistan probe Some human rights advocates are slamming the decision as a risky precedent. President Donald Trump on Friday called the International Criminal Court's decision not to probe alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, including those committed by US troops and the Central Intelligence Agency, "a major international victory", and issued a not-so-subtle threat against any entity that would attempt to in... [Full Article...]

Swiss government says coffee 'not essential', stockpiling to end

Swiss government says coffee 'not essential', stockpiling to end For decades, it's had a national emergency stockpile of essential staples - sugar, rice and coffee, for example. "Coffee has nearly no calories and subsequently does not contribute, from the physiological perspective, to safeguarding nutrition". [Full Article...]

Trump order Could make it harder to block pipelines

Trump order Could make it harder to block pipelines The action came after officials in Washington state and NY used the permitting process to stop new energy projects in recent years. The measure required companies to get certifications from states before building interstate pipelines approved by the federal government. [Full Article...]

Trivago spokesperson, Timothy Williams, arrested in Texas on impaired driving charge

Trivago spokesperson, Timothy Williams, arrested in Texas on impaired driving charge Houston police said Williams was found behind the wheel of a vehicle Wednesday afternoon in a live lane of traffic with his foot on the brake, the Houston Chronicle reported . A Trivago statement Friday says the company didn't have full details on the situation but treats such incidents very seriously and strongly condemns drinking and driving as a risk to others and against the Trivago cultur... [Full Article...]

M6.8 quake strikes Indonesia's island of Sulawesi

M6.8 quake strikes Indonesia's island of Sulawesi Indonesia issued the alert on Friday, urging people to evacuate to higher ground after the quake stuck off the coast of its island of Sulawesi. The agency is monitoring for high waves as the quake had the potential to trigger a tsunami , it added. [Full Article...]

British PM expresses regret for 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre

British PM expresses regret for 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre Facing increasing pressure to apologise on behalf of United Kingdom for the tragedy in which thousands of innocent and unarmed people were mercilessly shot dead by General Reginald Dyer 100 years ago - on April 13 of 1919, May said that it was an extremely unfortunate incident. [Full Article...]

Fire at Bangkok mall kills two, injures 16

Fire at Bangkok mall kills two, injures 16 By 9 pm, the number of people injured had reached 17, said the Erawan Medical Emergency center. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said one person died at the scene, while two others were pronounced dead at a hospital. Sirens wailed as emergency vehicles tried to move through the congested city's gridlocked traffic. Central World sits at a major intersection surrounded by shopping complexes, s... [Full Article...]

Trump wonders why George Washington has not named his estate after himself

Trump wonders why George Washington has not named his estate after himself President Donald Trump grumbled that George Washington , a founder father of the country and the first president of the United States, wasn't a big enough self-promoter. "When a staffer said, 'Sir, where you live is named after him, ' Trump said, 'You mean, George Washington's real last name was Mar-a-Lago Golf Course?'" Jimmy Fallon joked at The Tonight Show . [Full Article...]

Sudan coup: Military reaches out to protesters

Sudan coup: Military reaches out to protesters Protesters thronged the streets of Khartoum on April 11 after the Sudanese military announced President Omar al-Bashir had been deposed and that a military council would oversee a two-year transitional period before elections. Bashir, who the military said was "under arrest" at a "safe place", remains on the ICC's wanted list for war crimes and genocide. "Instead, they must now consign to histor... [Full Article...]

Julian Assange's aide arrested trying to leave Ecuador

Julian Assange's aide arrested trying to leave Ecuador Yesterday Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested after police entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London , following the withdrawal of asylum. "Today I announce that the discourteous and aggressive behavior of Mr". Assange's lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, said on Twitter that he was arrested for breach of bail conditions and "also in relation to a US extradition request". [Full Article...]

India Begins Voting In First Phase Of General Election

India Begins Voting In First Phase Of General Election Election officials sailed boats and ships, trekked through dense forest and summited mountains to carry voting machines to even the most remote parts of India for national elections. The main opposition Congress Party hopes to tap into disgruntlement over rising unemployment and distress in the countryside where two thirds of India lives. [Full Article...]

Cop's son arrested for allegedly torching three black churches

Cop's son arrested for allegedly torching three black churches A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with fires at three historically black Louisiana churches in 10 days, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation and a local elected official told CNN on Wednesday night. [Full Article...]

Man hospitalized after lighting jacket on fire outside White House

Man hospitalized after lighting jacket on fire outside White House Most notably, in March 2017, a man climbed over a fence at the White House and was able to walk on the grounds for 16 minutes before being taken into custody. President Donald Trump was in the White House at the time but it's unlcear whether he was aware of the incident. "I was coming out of the West Wing, and the Sevret Service isn't letting anyone out onto Pennsylvania Ave". [Full Article...]

Child pushed from third floor of Mall of America, suspect in custody

Child pushed from third floor of Mall of America, suspect in custody He said police responded to the southeast court at the mall around 10:17 a.m. Potts said there is no relationship between the suspect and the child or the child's family. But service was restored just before 11:30 a.m. (KSTP) A 5-year-old was hospitalized after an incident at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn ., April 12, 2019. [Full Article...]

Ola Bini, Swedish software developer with ties to Assange, arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini, Swedish software developer with ties to Assange, arrested in Ecuador The mother of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has launched a brutal attack on Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno, branding him a "dirty, deceitful, rotten traitor" after seeing her son arrested by United Kingdom police on Thursday morning. [Full Article...]

Boeing to meet with U.S. airlines over 737 MAX

Boeing to meet with U.S. airlines over 737 MAX Markey said if they had been installed, the crashes might have been avoided. Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg and Chief Financial Officer Gregory Smith are reportedly named among the defendants. The announcement comes at a time when airfares have been on an upswing across India for the last few weeks due to sharp decline in number of flights primarily caused by grounding of around 90 per cent of ... [Full Article...]

Mike Pence: Pete Buttigieg 'Knows Better' than to Criticize my Christian Faith

Mike Pence: Pete Buttigieg 'Knows Better' than to Criticize my Christian Faith Buttigieg also took a dim view of Vice President Mike Pence's actions, wondering aloud whether the latter "stopped believing in Scripture when he started believing in Donald Trump". Have you - would you say your views have evolved at all since then? "It seems to be a fight about Christianity, about who's got more Christian values", host Chuck Todd said. [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May defends Brexit delay, critic asks her to resign

British PM Theresa May defends Brexit delay, critic asks her to resign The latest extension will only intensify these voices, with May herself on record as saying that as Prime Minister, she could not agree to a longer extension than June 30 - the date before Members of European Parliament (MEPs) take their seats in a newly-formed Parliament following European elections set for May 23. [Full Article...]

OR deputies raid bathroom with guns drawn, find trapped Roomba

OR deputies raid bathroom with guns drawn, find trapped Roomba Terrified, you call 911 and wait for police to arrive, like one person in OR did when faced with the same issue. An Oregon woman called authorities to report a burglar in her bathroom; armed deputies find that the suspect happens to be a Roomba Robotic Vacuum cleaner. [Full Article...]


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