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PM confirms Chch Royal Commission

PM confirms Chch Royal Commission Royal commissions are independent inquiries and are usually reserved for matters of the greatest public importance. The probe, Arden was quoted as saying, was needed to find out how a lone shooter was able to gun down 50 people, adding that the man had not been on any watch lists in New Zealand or Australia . [Full Article...]

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX flight cancellations

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX flight cancellations Boeing's planned software update for the Max must "address the problem 100 percent before we return the aircraft to air", he said, noting that the airline hasn't made a decision on whether or not to cancel orders for Max jets. On Wednesday, the US Justice Department has summoned Boeing officials over safety and certification procedures of 737 Max planes. "Right now we're in wait and see mode to ... [Full Article...]

Michael Avenatti arrested in extortion case

Michael Avenatti arrested in extortion case The lawyer and a co-conspirator demanded to be paid 15 million to 25 million dollars and an additional 1.5 million dollars for an Avenatti client to remain silent, the complaint said . Avenatti allegedly threatened to hold a press conference detailing the allegations to coincide with the beginning of the NCAA basketball tournament and Nike's quarterly earnings call. [Full Article...]

Rally demands public vote on Brexit; May holds meeting

Rally demands public vote on Brexit; May holds meeting This follows the European Council conclusions last week calling for work to be continued on preparedness and contingency. The result of any such indicative votes would not be binding on the government but if it showed a majority for an alternative Brexit path which would break the parliamentary deadlock it could be politically hard for May to ignore. [Full Article...]

May: Parliament support 'insufficient' for Brexit deal

May: Parliament support 'insufficient' for Brexit deal May said that she is "skeptical" that indicative votes for alternative Brexit plans would provide a clear path to the divorce. In his resignation letter, he said he feared that a no-deal Brexit would be an "economic experiment" that a small minority of the Conservative party and United Kingdom would champion. [Full Article...]

Pilots test Boeing 737 Max 8 software update as more flights grounded

Pilots test Boeing 737 Max 8 software update as more flights grounded Federal Aviation Administration wants to have in place by sometime next month. "We hope that between now and the time when we are ready to acquire the new fleet, Boeing will have solved the current problem", KQ Chairman Michael Joseph told Business Daily . [Full Article...]

Venezuela blames 'attack' as another crippling blackout hits

Venezuela blames 'attack' as another crippling blackout hits The United States on Monday accused Russian Federation of worsening tensions over Venezuela through its military presence and warned that Washington will not "stand idly". "The planes from Russian Federation landed in Venezuela because they were authorized by the only government that there is in Venezuela, and it's called the government of Nicolas Maduro ", Cabello said in a speech broadcast on... [Full Article...]

Theresa May faces Brexit showdown

Theresa May faces Brexit showdown CWU General Secretary Dave Ward, one of the strongest opponents of a second referendum among Labour's major affiliated unions, said: "The Government is exposing the fact that it does not understand or care about the lives of working people". [Full Article...]

Trump lays low as he awaits findings of Mueller report

Trump lays low as he awaits findings of Mueller report Mueller recommended no further indictments, and all current indictments have been made public, Barr stated in the record, eliminating the possibility that any sealed indictments would be revealed in the future. "The refrain is that you only go after the king if you can bring him down", Butler said. President Donald Trump and his allies met the news with some cheer when it became clear that Mue... [Full Article...]

Trump claims 'total exoneration' after Robert Mueller's findings are released

Trump claims 'total exoneration' after Robert Mueller's findings are released The Mueller investigation found no collusion between Trump or his election campaign and the Russian government. But Mueller appears to have steered clear of one line of inquiry that the president had said was off limits: Trump's finances and whether the president's business interests in Russian Federation led him and his campaign into collusion. [Full Article...]

Israel army raises state of alert in occupied Golan Heights

Israel army raises state of alert in occupied Golan Heights Tel Aviv now receives 15 percent of its potable water from the region, after an unreasonable and highly inequitable distribution of the Jordan River system, according to a study by the London School of Economics, United Kingdom. Israel claims Jerusalem as its eternal and indivisible capital, but the Palestinians have also staked a claim on Jerusalem as their capital in any eventual creation of a P... [Full Article...]

Israel says Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel

Israel says Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel Six people were injured in Israel after suspected rockets struck deep inside the country on Monday. Palestinian resistance group Hamas sees United Nations resolution condemning Israel's human rights violations in occupied Gaza Strip as a "step in the right path". [Full Article...]

Thousands at vigil in New Zealand honor 50 killed in mosque attacks

Thousands at vigil in New Zealand honor 50 killed in mosque attacks Fifty people were killed in the March 15 attack on Christchurch's Masjid al Noor and Linwood Masjid when a lone gunman opened fire during Friday prayers. According to the BBC , this could cost up to NZ $200 million (US $138m / £104m), but Ms Ardern said: "That is the price that we must pay to ensure the safety of our communities". [Full Article...]

Trump calls Mueller report an "illegal takedown that failed"

Trump calls Mueller report an Barr released his four-page summary of Mueller's report Sunday afternoon. Barr noted in his letter to Congress that Mueller said his report did not conclude Trump committed any crimes but "it also does not exonerate him". House Republican Liz Cheney hinted at the influence the Mueller's report findings will have on the presidential race, saying Americans "will long remember how wrong and i... [Full Article...]

Man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes

Man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes He told U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff that he did not intend for the devices to explode but was aware of the risk that they might. Sayoc had pleaded not guilty to those charges. The 56-year-old has been held without bail in NY since his arrest on 26 October, 2018. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's office in Sunrise -former President Barack Obama and actor Robert De Niro. [Full Article...]

Florida Man challenge takes over the internet

Florida Man challenge takes over the internet It's beyond easy to take part in this viral craze yourself - just type the words Florida Man , followed by your birthday , into Google . If you haven't Googled your birthday and Florida Man , I strongly urge you to now. The Florida Man's become a staple in pop culture over the years. What Florida Man did you get? A social media challenge is encouraging people to look up what versio... [Full Article...]

Cyclone Veronica bears down on Australia, the second cyclone in two days

Cyclone Veronica bears down on Australia, the second cyclone in two days Cyclone Veronica is set cross the Pilbara coastline between Karratha and Port Hedland late tonight or very early tomorrow morning, bringing with her wind gusts of up to 275km/h and major storm tides. The centre of the storm is now located around 95 kilometres west of Port Hedland. "Dont take matters into your own hands", Mr McGowan said. It is expected that as Trevor would continue to move i... [Full Article...]

Security forces detain Guaidó aide as tensions rise in Venezuela

Security forces detain Guaidó aide as tensions rise in Venezuela The treasury said regime insiders have transformed those institutions into vehicles to move funds overseas in an effort to prop up Maduro. The United States and about 50 other countries recognize Guaido as the real president. Washington along with its allies have been seeking to remove Maduro from office in favour of the Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó, who has declared himself the interim pres... [Full Article...]

2 service members killed in Afghanistan

2 service members killed in Afghanistan This marks the third and fourth United States military deaths in Afghanistan in 2019 and comes as the Trump administration has sought to negotiate with the Taliban to help bring the conflict to an end. Ahmad Nader Nadery, who has advised Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, told NPR earlier this week that the government would like a "residual number" of USA forces present for counterterrorism operat... [Full Article...]

Muslims return to Christchurch mosque as New Zealand works to move on

Muslims return to Christchurch mosque as New Zealand works to move on Many mosques across the country are opening their doors to visitors, and human chains will be formed outside some in symbolic acts of protection and support. Fouda also denounced Islamophobia, saying it had killed people. Their performance was met with a round of applause and cheering from members of the Muslim community who watched before heading inside to pray. [Full Article...]


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