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Americans await bombshell Mueller report

Americans await bombshell Mueller report

April 18, 2019 3:32 pm

Washington: Nearly four weeks after President Donald Trump declared himself completely exonerated, Americans will on Thursday get a chance to see the evidence themselves with the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Widespread doubt and suspicion has remained in the air despite Attorney General Bill Barr’s […]

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29 German tourists killed in Portuguese bus crash

29 German tourists killed in Portuguese bus crash

April 18, 2019 3:19 pm

Lisbon: Twenty-nine German tourists were killed on Wednesday when a bus crashed on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Televised images showed the bus had spun off the road, apparently having flipped several times, before crashing into a house at the bottom of a slope. “Horrible news comes to us from Madeira,” a German government spokesman […]

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Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

April 18, 2019 3:15 pm

Abidjian (Ivory Coast): White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it. In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump’s daughter said Wednesday she was happy with her current role in the administration. She was travelling in […]

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France launches global contest to replace Notre-Dame spire

France launches global contest to replace Notre-Dame spire

April 17, 2019 11:45 pm

Paris: France on Wednesday announced it would invite architects from around the world to submit designs for replacing the spire of Notre-Dame cathedral after a devastating blaze, as the government braced for a mammoth restoration challenge. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the contest would decide whether the monument should have a new spire at all and if so, whether it should be identical […]

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Kremlin: Putin-Kim summit details not clear yet

April 16, 2019 11:13 pm

Moscow: The Kremlin spokesman says it is not clear yet when and where the Russian president and the North Korea leader will meet for a rare summit. Dmitry Peskov said Monday details are still being worked out on the rare talks between Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Peskov has confirmed reports […]

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France launches global contest to replace Notre-Dame spire

Notre-Dame blaze being treated as accident, not arson: prosecutor

April 16, 2019 11:13 pm

Paris: The Paris prosecutor said Tuesday that investigators were treating the devastating fire at the Notre-Dame cathedral as an accident not arson. “Nothing suggests that it was a voluntary act,” Remy Heitz told reporters outside the Gothic cathedral, adding that workers employed at the site were being questioned over Monday’s blaze.

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Huge fire engulfs Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

Huge fire engulfs Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

April 16, 2019 12:33 am

Paris: A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday evening, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. A spokesman for the cathedral told AFP […]

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France launches global contest to replace Notre-Dame spire

Notre Dame cathedral blaze ‘so horrible’: Trump

April 16, 2019 12:24 am

Washington: US President Donald Trump called the blaze engulfing Notre Dame cathedral in Paris “horrible” on Monday and suggested the deployment of flying water tankers. “So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!” Trump tweeted. Fire spread rapidly through a major portion of the magnificent Gothic cathedral at the heart […]

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Boeing under pressure amid cancelled flights, Trump tweets

Boeing under pressure amid cancelled flights, Trump tweets

April 16, 2019 12:22 am

New York: Boeing faces a wave of flight cancellations by US airlines and pressure from President Donald Trump to re-brand its top-selling 737 MAX aircraft, a month after the plane was grounded worldwide in the wake of deadly crashes. American and Southwest Airlines say the grounding will disrupt scheduled flights through the summer, during the peak travel season which helps […]

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Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe

Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe

April 12, 2019 11:47 pm

Washington: Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig has been indicted on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig was charged Thursday in a two-count indictment that accuses him of willfully concealing material facts from the Justice Department about work he […]

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