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Author: 0 Venezuelan President Maduro attempting to rewrite constitution

He also said that orientations towards building a "post-petroleum" economy in Venezuela and stopping climate change should be institutionalized. As the near-daily agitation entered the fifth week , hundreds of people blocked the streets of the capital Caracas on Tuesday (2 May) and staged protests with broken concrete, twisted metal and piles of trash that were set ablaze, Reuters reported.

Global News Brigitte Trogneux to take centre stage as France's First Lady
Author: 0 Brigitte Trogneux to take centre stage as France's First Lady

Trogneux is Macron's ex-teacher who directed his stage debut in a school play at the age of 15. His parents were against the affair, but Macron was steadfast and married Brigitte Trogneux in 2007. When Macron was the economy minister, he was captured onscreen rehearsing a speech. The pair eventually married in 2007 when he was 29 and she was 54 years old.

Global News Venezuela opposition boycotts meeting on Maduro assembly, clashes rage
Author: 0 Venezuela opposition boycotts meeting on Maduro assembly, clashes rage

The centre-right Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) formally rejected Maduro's plan for a "people's" assembly, saying they would not participate in a "fraudulent process". "The dictatorship is living its last days and Maduro knows it", former MP Maria Corina Machado told AFP news agency at the women's march. Separate protests have also been planned for Thursday and Friday.

Global News Ousted Delhi minister to approach ACB on Monday
Author: 0 Ousted Delhi minister to approach ACB on Monday

Through his tenure as a minister, Mishra has repeatedly flogged the scam, relating to alleged irregularities in hiring of private tankers to supply water, which he claimed involves Dikshit and even a "few people in the AAP government". When AAP refuted the allegations, he said the party terms anyone who questions Kejriwal a "Modi agent". Mishra said he had always spoken stridently against the BJP's policies and the government.

Global News Trump blasts Sally Yates ahead of Senate testimony
Author: 0 Trump blasts Sally Yates ahead of Senate testimony

Judicial Watch filed the freedom of information act lawsuit just before Yates is scheduled to testify before the Senate Monday on alleged connections between President Donald Trump's team and Russia, Politico reports . "Given the importance of the job, the President through there were better people for it, and that Flynn wasn't up for the job", a former senior Obama administration official told CNN Monday.

Author: 0 Syria fighting eases as safe zones plan begins

An agreement to set up "de-escalation zones" in Syria came into effect at midnight on Friday, but it will be at least another month before all the details are worked out and the safe areas are fully established, according to Russian officials.

Author: 0 Appeals court to weigh challenge to revised Trump travel ban

On Monday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, heard arguments over President Trump's blocked immigration executive order , which temporarily banned people from multiple Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

Author: 0 Israel warned against force-feeding hunger strikers

According to the Media Committee of the Freedom and Dignity Strike - a joint committee formed by the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) and Palestinian Committee for Prisoners' Affairs, five more Palestinian prisoners in Israel's Ofer prison joined the hunger strike on Friday.

Global News Pakistan, Afghanistan start joint survey after border clash
Author: 0 Pakistan, Afghanistan start joint survey after border clash

Pakistan also apprised that firing from Afghan side not only led to the loss of precious lives, but also disrupted the census process in areas on the Pakistan side of the border and caused damage to properties. The army and the paramilitary forces were deployed at the border to monitor the situation and also stop people from crossing the border. Criticising the news, he further tweeted: "Chaman clash left casualties, deaths & injured, on Pak side too but we instead of celebrating called it ...

Global News Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she's 'out there'
Author: 0 Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she's 'out there'

Madeleine vanished from the family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal on May 3 2007 when she was three years old - with her mother Kate saying the 10th anniversary is a "horrible marker of time, stolen time". The couple said while they are committed to raising their 12-year-old twins, they still speak about Madeleine regularly and there are photos of her around the house.

Global News Thai Family Mourns Girl Killed in Video Streamed on Facebook
Author: 0 Thai Family Mourns Girl Killed in Video Streamed on Facebook

The film showed 20-year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay killing his child and then himself. Jiranuch isn't angry at the social media platform though. Facebook Live lets anyone broadcast live video on their social media page using a smartphone. Natalie's half sister, a seven-yearold nicknamed Chia, said she missed her. "She was the cutest, with the biggest black eyes". She was threatened by him, so had left the family home.

Global News Merkel without hijab at a meeting with Saudi Arabia king
Author: 0 Merkel without hijab at a meeting with Saudi Arabia king

Theresa May declined to wear the traditional abaya costume on her visit to the country earlier this month, while Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama have also previously refused the protocol. Germany has provided refuge to hundreds and thousands of people from war-struck zone over the recent years, including those from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Author: 0 5 things we learned on what the White House knew about Flynn

The vice president, relying on Flynn's assertions, had told reporters that Flynn hadn't discussed sanctions when, in fact, the former national security adviser had done so. Yates told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing she had been concerned that "the national security adviser essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians".

Global News Coligny murder accused granted bail
Author: 0 Coligny murder accused granted bail

A house was set on fire after the two men were granted bail of $370 each. Coligny Magistrate's Court granted bail to Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte, who said they apprehended the boy after catching him stealing sunflowers. Earlier, community members arrived after part of the thatch roof at one house was gutted by flames but managed to put it out before it spread. All shops in Coligny were closed on Monday afternoon.

Global News New Hamas chief makes 1st public appearance in native Gaza
Author: 0 New Hamas chief makes 1st public appearance in native Gaza

Also included are taxes paid through the Gaza administration, such as VAT on local commercial activities. It is because Hamas' charter (Covenant) calls for the annihilation of Israel. Hamas is under increasing pressure in Gaza as it struggles under a blockade by Israel and what it says is a campaign by Palestinian leaders in the West Bank to undermine its authority.

Global News Obama warned Trump against hiring Michael Flynn
Author: 0 Obama warned Trump against hiring Michael Flynn

Later that day, at the White House, she told him there was an alarming discrepancy between how Trump officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, were characterizing Flynn's contacts with Kislyak and what intelligence officials knew to be true based on recordings of those calls.

Author: 0 N. Korea: We have detained another United States citizen

The detention of Kim Hak-Song means that the North is now holding four U.S. nationals, with the two countries at loggerheads over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile ambitions. Kim manages a farm run by the agriculture department of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST). The U.S. State Department said it's aware of the situation .

Global News Senate to send $1.1T spending bill to Trump
Author: 0 Senate to send $1.1T spending bill to Trump

Nearly none of the priorities that President Donald Trump put forth in his America First budget blueprint were in the bill, including funding for a wall on the USA southern border, or defunding Obamacare, Planned Parenthood and sanctuary cities.

Author: 0 Pakistan resumes census after deal to end deadly Afghan border fight

On Saturday, Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said his country would respond instantly and effectively to cross- border attacks by Afghan forces on the census team. Sediqi further added that the Afghan troops prevented the illegal movements of the Pakistani militia forces inside the Afghan soil and it was the Pakistani troops who launched the attack first.

Author: 0 Exchange of fire on Afghanistan-Pakistan border kills civilians

Three Afghan border-police personnel were also injured in the clash, Afghan officials said. Pakistan and Afghanistan share 18 crossing points - the most commonly used ones are Torkham and Chaman . Pakistan embarked on the enormous task of conducting its first census in nearly two decades in March. Afghanistan has traditionally enjoyed better ties with Pakistan's rival, India.

Author: 0 Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

His gestures sent a defiant message to the extremist Islamic State group, whose local affiliate in Egypt has vowed to go after Egypt's Christians to punish them for their support of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Just three weeks ago, Coptic Christian churches were the targets of Islamist suicide bombers who killed more than 40 people. The attacks led to heightened security at churches nationwide and the declaration by el-Sissi of a state of emergency.

Author: 0 Lord: Trump's Andrew Jackson remark 'perfectly reasonable'

While speaking to Washington Examiner's Salena Zito , Trump said the whole Civil War could have been avoided if only the US had a better negotiator at the time and not someone like Abraham Lincoln, who Trump thought was not up to the task.

Global News Priyanka Chopra praises Nirbhaya gang rape verdict
Author: 0 Priyanka Chopra praises Nirbhaya gang rape verdict

Nirbhaya's father Badri Singh expressed his gratitude to the Supreme Court and told ANI that it's a victory of his family. The four men took the woman to the back of a private bus with tinted windows where they proceeded to rape her and penetrate her with an iron bar.

Author: 0 North Korea arrests another American over alleged hostile acts

The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology which opened in 2010 was created by Christians. China suspended coal imports to the country earlier this year, and its state media has warned of stronger sanctions should North Korea attempt another nuclear test.

Author: 0 Venezuela's Maduro in a high-stakes gamble

Maduro, in contrast, is disapproved of by seven in 10 Venezuelans according to pollsters Venebarometro. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets almost every day for a month demanding Maduro's ouster. The announcement - the third such pay raise so far this year - came less than a day before Venezuelans once again flooded the streets of major cities across the country.

Author: 0 Raptors advance to conference semis with nailbiting 92-89 victory over Bucks

Two pivotal Game 6's were played on Thursday as the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks squared off along with the San Antonio Spurs going head-to-head with the Memphis Grizzlies. They trapped Kyle and DeMar and Kyle and DeMar made the extra pass. No one else is really worth a mention. They fell behind from the opening tip as Giannis Antetokounmpo (that man again!) powered his team with in-close buckets.

Author: 0 Ousted Obama official to speak on Trump aide's Russia talks

Sen. Yates, serving at the time as acting attorney general, was sacked by Trump at the end of January for refusing to defend his travel ban in court, where it remains under legal challenge. According to the report, Flynn was told in November that the ambassador's communications were likely being monitored by US authorities. Republican Lindsey Graham (l) will chair Monday's hearing, with Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (r) as the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee.

Global News Indonesia to disband hard-line Islamic group Hizbut
Author: 0 Indonesia to disband hard-line Islamic group Hizbut

It is also indicated that HTI's activities are against the values of state ideology Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution set forth in Law No. 17/2013 on mass-organizations. Hizbut Tahrir is an worldwide organization aimed at establishing a pan-Islamic theocracy in the Muslim world by removing existing, pluralist governments, whether by coercion or other means.

Global News United Kingdom opposition Labour vows new Brexit plan
Author: 0 United Kingdom opposition Labour vows new Brexit plan

It would also seek an early deal on transitional arrangements to smooth the way for the UK's departure in 2019. However, Starmer insisted that Labour had to accept that the European Union referendum result had been primarily caused by voter discontent over immigration and insisted that Labour had to show they "genuinely" understood voters' wishes.

Global News White Racist Woman Harasses Muslim Woman In Line At A Trader Joe's
Author: 0 White Racist Woman Harasses Muslim Woman In Line At A Trader Joe's

The woman told the Muslim woman that she wished "they" never let her in the US after the Muslim woman recording the video said that she wished she'd never let the woman ahead of her in line. We don't have a Muslim here anymore". He might end up in jail sometime in the future'. It was at that point, McLellan writes, that the woman "started talking bad" about another Muslim woman in the store, who was wearing a niqab, which is a type of head covering.

Global News Afghan security fires on census workers, killing 1
Author: 0 Afghan security fires on census workers, killing 1

The army closed the Chaman border crossing, which is one of the two main transfer points on the border, after the exchange of fire. On Friday, Pakistani officials claimed that Afghan troops had launched a cross-border attack on a group of Pakistani government employees, who were carrying out census operations in the villages of Killi Luqman and Killi Jahangir on the Pakistani side of the border.

Author: 0 Why Trump chose Saudi Arabia for first foreign trip

Trump's administration is keen to fix the relationship with the regional power following tensions caused by the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran, reported The Independent . "We find a lot of alignment between President Trump and the leaders of the Arab world", an official said. The Trump administration will demonstrate its dissatisfaction with Iran's behavior in the region with actions, he said.

Global News UK PM Theresa May maintains strong election lead in weekend opinion polls
Author: 0 UK PM Theresa May maintains strong election lead in weekend opinion polls

The wins, combined with Labout losing seven councils, deflated the left-wing party's hopes for the general election after they worked to close the polls. May's claim that the European Union was meddling in British affairs, which propelled her on to the front page of every national newspaper on Thursday morning as voters headed to the polls, w believed to have contributed to her party's success against Ukip.

Global News Trump Says He Wants To Help Mediate Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal
Author: 0 Trump Says He Wants To Help Mediate Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal

Donald Trump committed himself to brokering peace in the Middle East as he hosted the president of Palestine at the White House Wednesday. Trump began his remarks with a reminder that Abbas had been in attendance when the PLO leader Yasser Arafat and the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed their 1994 agreement in the White House Rose Garden.

Global News Indian woman says was forced to marry Pakistani man on gunpoint
Author: 0 Indian woman says was forced to marry Pakistani man on gunpoint

Indian officials in New Delhi said the country's mission in Islamabad was "providing necessary consular assistance" to Uzma, and was in touch with the Pakistani foreign office as well as Uzma's family in India. Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said in a statement that "the Indian High Commission informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that an Indian national, Ms Uzma, 20, had approached them with the request to be repatriated to India".

Author: 0 Senator cites fee she says FBI paid for hacking tool

Comey appeared to win few new converts to his way of thinking, given the intense partisanship still swirling around both the now-closed probe of Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, and the current investigation into whether any Trump associates may have coordinated with Russian officials to interfere with the election campaign.

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