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Trump laments military spending by U.S., China and Russia, floats deal idea

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 17:32
President Donald Trump on Thursday lamented the amount of money that the United States, China and Russia spend on weapons production, including nuclear weapons, and suggested that such money could be better spent elsewhere.
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Accused Christchurch shooter ordered to undergo psychiatric assessment

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 17:19
The Australian man accused of killing 50 worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand faced an additional 49 murder charges in court on Friday and was ordered to undergo a mental assessment to determine his fitness for trial over the attacks.
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Pompeo calls on NATO to adapt to new threats from Russia, China

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 17:03
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called on NATO allies to adapt to confront emerging threats, including Russia's military interventions in places such as Venezuela, Chinese strategic competition and cyber threats.
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Forces allied to eastern Libyan military take over checkpoint west of Tripoli: resident

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:41
Forces allied to eastern Libyan forces on Thursday took over a checkpoint west of Tripoli, a resident and a video showed, part of an offensive on the Libyan capital home to the internationally recognized government.
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Facebook vows to block foreign ad-buying during Australia's election

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:38
Social media giant Facebook Inc said on Friday it would block electoral advertisements purchased outside Australia from being displayed there ahead of a national election due in May.
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Turkey criticizes U.S. readout of foreign ministers' meeting

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:37
Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday criticized a statement from the U.S. State Department about his meeting with his U.S. counterpart, saying references to Syria and detained U.S. consular staff did not reflect the truth.
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Turkey expands Istanbul vote recount after ruling party challenges losses

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:34
Election officials expanded a vote recount in Istanbul late on Thursday, CNN Turk said, as the ruling party of President Tayyip Erdogan pushed its appeal against its shock defeat there in local elections.
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Suspect in New Zealand massacre to face more charges in court on Friday

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:33
Australian Brenton Tarrant will appear in court in New Zealand on Friday, where the suspected white supremacist faces more charges after his arrest for mass shootings at two mosques last month that killed 50 worshippers and wounded dozens.
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Pentagon eyes F-35 sales to Greece, Romania and Poland: U.S. official

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:23
The United States is considering expanding sales of Lockheed Martin Corp-made F-35 fighter jets to five new nations including Romania, Greece and Poland as European allies bulk up their defenses in the face of a strengthening Russia, a Pentagon official told Congress on Thursday.
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Islamic State says it killed 18 soldiers in west Africa

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:21
Jihadist group Islamic State said on Thursday it had killed 13 Nigerian soldiers and five troops from a west African anti-militant force in attacks over recent days.
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Ethiopian crash report highlights sensors, software, leaves questions

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:17
Faulty sensor readings and multiple automatic commands to push down the nose of a Boeing plane contributed to last month's fatal crash in Ethiopia, leaving the crew struggling to regain control, according to a preliminary accident report.
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Factbox: Main points of Ethiopian Airlines preliminary crash report

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:17
The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority has released a preliminary report into an Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10 that killed 157 people and resulted in the worldwide grounding of more than 300 Boeing 737 MAX jets.
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Explainer: Ethiopia crash raises questions over handling of faults on Boeing 737 MAX

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:17
Ethiopia's insistence that its pilots followed procedures when their Boeing Co 737 MAX nosedived before a deadly crash, and Boeing's recent declaration that a new software fix makes a "safe plane safer," have set the stage for a lengthy fight over the roles of technology and crew in recent 737 MAX crashes.
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Brexiteer Lords try to thwart law forcing May to request EU exit delay

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:11
Pro-Brexit lawmakers in Britain's upper house of parliament tried on Thursday to thwart the approval of a new law that would force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a delay to prevent a disorderly EU exit on April 12 without a deal.
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U.S. revokes ICC prosecutor's entry visa over Afghanistan investigation

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 15:52
The United States has revoked the entry visa of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, her office said on Thursday, a response to her inquiry into possible war crimes by U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
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Belgium apologizes for colonial-era abduction of mixed-race children

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 15:45
Belgium apologized on Thursday for kidnapping thousands of mixed-race children from Congo between 1959 and 1962, in a move to address the legacy of its often brutal 80 years of African colonization.
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East Libyan forces say two soldiers injured in clashes during Tripoli advance

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 15:36
Eastern Libyan forces said two of their solders were wounded in clashes as they moved on the capital Tripoli on Thursday.
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Pompeo says confident of 'path forward' with Turkey over S-400 dispute

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 15:31
The United States is continuing discussions with Turkey over its plans to buy a missile defense system from Russia, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, adding he was confident the two NATO allies could find a path forward.
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Merkel hopes May can find a way out Brexit maze by EU summit

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 14:47
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she hoped discussions between Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the opposition Labour Party could break the Brexit impasse by an April 10 emergency European Union summit.
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Brexit delay law will not complete House of Lords stages on Thursday: Labour

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 14:42
Britain's upper house of parliament will not finish debating and voting on a new law which would force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a delay to Brexit until Monday, the opposition Labour Party said.
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