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French Senate refers Macron aides to prosecutors over investigation into bodyguard

7 hours 7 min ago
The French Senate referred President Emmanuel Macron's top aides to prosecutors on Thursday for withholding information from an investigation into Macron's former bodyguard, prompting the government to accuse the legislature of exceeding its powers.
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Trump says time for U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

7 hours 10 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, providing a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of his re-election campaign.
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Ferry capsize kills 72 in Iraq's Mosul: medics

7 hours 18 min ago
At least 72 people died when an overloaded ferry carrying families on an outing sank in the Tigris river in Mosul in northern Iraq, medical sources told Reuters on Thursday.
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World wants answers from Indonesia and Ethiopia crashes

7 hours 21 min ago
Indonesian investigators described the panic of pilots grappling with airspeed and altitude problems in the last moments of their doomed Lion Air flight, as comparisons mounted to a disaster in Ethiopia and authorities queued up to question Boeing.
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Ethiopia crash captain did not train on airline's MAX simulator: source

7 hours 23 min ago
The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not get a chance to practice on his airline's new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 before he died in a crash with 157 others, a pilot colleague said.
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Blast at Egyptian chemical factory kills at least eight: security sources

7 hours 23 min ago
At least eight people were killed and five injured on Thursday when a chemical tank exploded at a phosphates factory in the Red Sea port of Ain Sokhna, three security sources said.
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Ethiopia says U.S., EU, French teams helping analyze crash black boxes

7 hours 25 min ago
Ethiopian experts have begun analyzing the cockpit voice and flight data recorders, the so-called black boxes, of doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 alongside international investigators, Ethiopia's Ministry of Transport said on Thursday.
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Venezuela detains top aide to Guaido in move U.S. calls 'big mistake'

7 hours 27 min ago
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Thursday intelligence agents had detained his chief of staff during a pre-dawn raid, a move by President Nicolas Maduro that the Trump administration said would "not go unanswered."
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Pompeo, in first, accompanies Israeli PM to Jerusalem's Western Wall

7 hours 29 min ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accompanied Israel's prime minister on a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday in the first such gesture since Washington recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, angering Palestinians.
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EU offers Brexit delay until May 22: draft statement

7 hours 30 min ago
The European Union will agree to hand Britain a Brexit delay until May 22 if its parliament approves the divorce agreement next week, according to draft conclusions considered by the other 27 national leaders on Thursday.
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Trump adviser Bolton vows action after Guaido aide detained in Venezuela

7 hours 36 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser called for the immediate release of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's chief of staff on Thursday, saying his detention would "not go unanswered."
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Latam critics of Venezuela's Maduro meet in Chile; try to launch regional bloc

7 hours 38 min ago
South American leaders will meet in Chile this week in hopes of forming a new regional bloc to replace Unasur, which was launched by Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez but has splintered over his country's crisis under his embattled successor, President Nicolas Maduro.
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Brazil's ex-President Temer arrested, threatening fiscal reform

7 hours 41 min ago
Brazil's former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in an investigation of alleged graft in the construction of a nuclear power plant, prosecutors said, threatening to delay debate over the government's ambitious fiscal reforms.
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Prince Charles heads to Cuba despite U.S. crackdown

7 hours 43 min ago
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla arrive in Cuba on Sunday as part of a Caribbean tour, the first British royals to visit the Communist-run nation even as ally the United States seeks to isolate the country.
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Hungarians protest against PM Orban's academic overhaul

7 hours 43 min ago
Around 1,000 people rallied outside the Hungarian Academy of Science (HAS) on Thursday to protest against government moves to overhaul the institution, which scientists say is the latest threat to academic independence.
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Death toll jumps as aid workers fight clock to rescue more African cyclone victims

7 hours 47 min ago
Rescue workers plucked more survivors from trees and roofs to safety on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
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Hezbollah sanctions harming Lebanon, says President Aoun

7 hours 55 min ago
U.S. sanctions on Hezbollah are harming Lebanon as a whole, President Michel Aoun said on Thursday ahead of a visit to the country by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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Boeing to add extra safety alarm in 737 MAX jets: FT

7 hours 56 min ago
Boeing Co will install an extra safety alarm in the cockpits of all its 737 MAX aircraft after intense criticism in the wake of two fatal crashes, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.
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Boeing to mandate safety alert in 737 MAX software upgrade: sources

7 hours 56 min ago
Boeing Co will mandate a previously optional cockpit warning light as part of a forthcoming software update to the 737 MAX fleet that was grounded in the wake of two fatal crashes, two officials briefed on the matter said Thursday.
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Philippines' Duterte says close ties with China will remain despite ICC complaint

9 hours 26 sec ago
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte said Manila's relations with Beijing will not be jeopardised despite two former officials filing a complaint with the International Criminal Court over China's aggression in the disputed South China Sea.
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