Sunday, April 17, 2016

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Pending impeachment polarizes Brazilians | DW News

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With Brazilian lawmakers set to begin debating the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, hundreds of thousands of protesters are expected to travel to the capital for the debate. The issue has divided Brazilian society into two opposing camps.

Charlie Chaplin museum opens in Switzerland after years of planning 

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A museum dedicated to Charlie Chaplin opens its doors in Corsier-sur-Vevey, western Switzerland. Report by Conor Mcnally.

At Vatican, Sanders urges rejection of 'immoral' economy — and gets mobbed by media - Washington Post

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At Vatican, Sanders urges rejection of 'immoral' economy — and gets mobbed by media
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VATICAN CITY — Sen. Bernie Sanders told a Vatican conference Friday that the global market economy has largely failed working people, breaking from the U.S. campaign trail to deliver a talk on his signature issue of income inequality on an ...

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Photos of the Day: April 15

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In photographs selected by editors of The Wall Street Journal, a migrant on the shore of the Greek island of Lesbos, North Korean soldiers celebrate the birth of the country’s founder, a baby is rescued after an earthquake in Japan and more.

Obamas paid $81472 in taxes, returns show - USA TODAY

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Obamas paid $81472 in taxes, returns show
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WASHINGTON — President Obama and his wife Michelle paid $81,472 in federal taxes last year on an adjusted gross income of $436,065, his tax return shows. That's the lowest tax bill — and his lowest annual income — since becoming president, owing ...

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Top 5 Countdown for Week Ending April 16, 2016

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In this week's Top Five Countdown we’re shooting off the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart, for the week ending April 16, 2016. After looking at this week’s lineup, all I can say is, wow! We get two new songs…that’s a 40 percent turnover.  One is actually a re-entry, but hey…it’s all good. We start in fifth place, where Justin Bieber slips two slots with “Love Yourself.” What’s it like to date Justin? Justin Bieber may be on the way out of...

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US Coast Guard seizes $33M worth of coke in Caribbean waters

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The U.S. Coast Guard says it has seized $33 million worth of cocaine in international waters south of the Dominican Republic.

Critic of Psychologists’ Role in Interrogation Is Asked to Reconsider 

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David Hoffman, a Chicago lawyer, found that a number of psychologists had shielded America’s interrogation techniques.

Refugee Crisis 'Totally Unmanageable,’ UN Chief Says

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that the world's current refugee crisis, with more than 70 million displaced people, has become "totally unmanageable" and "uncontrollable." Speaking at the World Bank headquarters in Washington at a panel discussion on the refugee situation, Ban called for political solidarity as the world faces the "biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time." World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told the panel...

Files Suggest Honduran Police Leaders Ordered Killing of Antidrug Officials 

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New documents paint a chilling portrait of impunity at the very top of Honduras’s police hierarchy: the unchallenged power to carry out assassinations.

Protesters Nationwide Denounce Big Money in US Politics

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Conservative and independent protesters channeling themes from the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders dumped faux contributions into Boston Harbor on Friday, one of some 30 demonstrations planned across the country against big money in politics. In Washington, about a dozen members of a more liberal group called Democracy Spring cuffed themselves inside the Capitol rotunda in a protest of the influence of special interests in U.S. politics and to denounce laws...

Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill 

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The kingdom has bristled over a bill that would allow its government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill - New York Times

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Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill
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President Obama at a Sept. 11 ceremony in 2015. The Obama administration argues that the bill would put Americans at legal risk overseas. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration ...
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UPDATE 1-Turkey urges cooperation with Iran to fight terrorism, sectarian strife - Reuters

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UPDATE 1-Turkey urges cooperation with Iran to fight terrorism, sectarian strife
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... * Ankara, Tehran on different sides in Syrian conflict. * Tripling of bilateral trade to $30 billion targeted. * Muslim nations accused Iran this week of backing terror (Adds Rouhani, details, background). By Mert Ozkan. ANKARA, April 16 Turkish ...
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Time Warp: Five dead in Argentina after taking drugs at electronic music festival that 'got out of control' - The Independent

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Time Warp: Five dead in Argentina after taking drugs at electronic music festival that 'got out of control'
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Officials in Argentina have confirmed that at least five people have died and a further five are critically ill after apparently taking drugs at a major electronic music festival. Reports said the fatalities had occurred at the Time Warp festival in ...

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Saudis warn of economic reprisals if Congress passes 9/11 bill - CNN

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Saudis warn of economic reprisals if Congress passes 9/11 bill
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(CNN) Saudi Arabia is warning it will sell off billions in American assets if the U.S. Congress passes a bipartisan bill that would allow victims of 9/11 and other terrorist attacks to sue foreign governments. Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir ...

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Castro Gives Tough Appraisal of Cuba's Progress on Reforms

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President Raúl Castro opened a Communist Party congress with a tough appraisal of the government’s scarce progress in implementing critical economic reforms, and a warning that Cuba must remain wary of U.S. intentions toward the island.

Ted Cruz picks up delegates in Wyoming

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US Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz wins all 14 delegates in contention at a state party convention in Wyoming.
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Rights, Freedoms Are Victims Of Central Asian Economic Crisis

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Freedom House just released its annual Nations In Transit (NIT) report, an indispensable look at the human rights situation in 29 countries, including all five Central Asian states.

Russia’s Separate Piece Sets Off Alarms About a Cold War Revival 

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Fishermen casting from a breakwater in February as a ship from the Baltic Fleet sailed from the port of Baltiysk in Russia’s westernmost province.

Race for Latest Class of Nuclear Arms Threatens to Revive Cold War 

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Buildups by the United States, Russia and China unsettle the balance of destructive force that has kept the nuclear peace for more than a half-century.

Pentagon Reports Another Russian Jet Incident in Baltic Sea

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A U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane flying over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 jet in what the U.S. military said Saturday was "an unsafe and unprofessional manner." The statement from the U.S. European Command said the incident occurred Thursday in international airspace and at no time did the American plane cross into Russian territory. A U.S. military spokesman told CNN that the jet "performed erratic and aggressive maneuvers" as it flew as...

Head of British Spying Agency Apologizes for Its Treatment of Gays 

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Robert Hannigan, left, the director of the Government Communications Headquarters. He told a gathering organized by the human rights group Stonewall that the agency needed “people who dare to think differently.”

VIDEO: Castro addresses Cuba congress

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Raul Castro has told members of the ruling communist party that privatisation and neo-liberal values will never be applied in Cuban socialism.
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Powerful 7.8 Magnitude Quake Hits Ecuador's Coast

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Authorities in Ecuador say a powerful earthquake has killed at least 28 people. The U.S. Geological Survey says the shallow 7.8 magnitude quake struck late Saturday along the South American country's coast. It was felt 170 kilometers away in Quito, the capital, where it knocked out electricity and cell phone coverage in several neighborhoods.  Quito buildings swayed for about 40 seconds, causing people to rush into the streets. A bridge collapsed in the port city of...

U.S. Reports Another Close Call With Russian Warplane Over Baltic Sea 

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The U.S. military says there has been another close encounter between a Russian warplane and a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane over international waters of the Baltic Sea – the second such incident within a week. 

Russian jet threatens US reconnaissance aircraft - Fox News

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Russian jet threatens US reconnaissance aircraft
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A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft on Thursday in the latest military provocation by Moscow over the Baltic Sea, the U.S. European Command said Saturday. The U.S. aircraft, a militarized Boeing 707 jet, was ...
Russian Jet Threatened US Recon AircraftWashington Free Beacon
Russia jet 'provokes' US plane — againNew York Post
Buzzing by Russian jets a rerun for shipNorthwest Arkansas News
 

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Iraqi Forces Fight Islamic State Militants For Shi'Ite Town

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Shi'ite militia fighters, backed by Iraqi government forces, battled Islamic State militants around Al-Bashir in Kirkuk Province on April 15. The town, with a mostly Turkoman population, was one of the only Shi'ite areas in Iraq under the rule of the militants. (RFE/RL's Radio Farda)

Police: Alabama officer shot, suspect dead following chase

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FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama authorities say a police officer has been shot and the suspect has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot....

Supreme Court Hears Case on Protecting Illegal Immigrants From Deportation - Wall Street Journal

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Supreme Court Hears Case on Protecting Illegal Immigrants From Deportation
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Tech entrepreneur Cris Mercado still keeps the envelope that he stuffed in late 2014 with school records, his proof of residence and other documents he gathered to apply for a new program that would shield him from deportation and enable him to work ...
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Iran displays new Russian missile parts

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Iran uses its Army Day to display parts of a long-awaited S-300 air defence system ordered from Russia after sanctions were lifted last year.

Parts Of S-300 Missile System Unveiled At Iranian Army Parade

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Iran has showcased parts of S-300 air-defense missile systems ordered from Russia during its annual National Army Day parade in Tehran.

At Least 77 Killed in Ecuador Earthquake

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The death toll from the powerful earthquake in Ecuador has risen to 77.  Hundreds are injured. Vice President Jorge Glas said the toll is likely to rise as reports from around the country continue to come in. Rescue crews are struggling to get to the sparsely populated fishing ports and tourists beaches where the earthquake struck Saturday night. "It's very important that Ecuadorians remain calm during this emergency," Glas said. The U.S. Geological Survey said...

Powerful Earthquake Hits Ecuador

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The death toll from the powerful earthquake in Ecuador has risen to 77. Hundreds are injured. The U.S. Geological Survey says the shallow 7.8 magnitude quake struck late Saturday along the South American country's coast.

4.1-15.16 – Recent Posts 

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4.10.16 Strong Earthquake Shakes Afghan, Pakistani Capitals
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1:49 PM 4/16/2016 – Headlines: Protesters Nationwide Denounce Big Money in US Politics 

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Actress Rosario Dawson takes part in a demonstration on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 15, 2016.
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OSCE Warns of Intensified Fighting in Ukraine's Separatist East

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Fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government troops has increased sharply in eastern Ukraine in defiance of calls to observe a year-old peace agreement, the head of an international monitoring mission said Friday. The February 2015 Minsk cease-fire deal failed to completely halt the conflict that is now in its third year. Both sides accuse the other of violating the terms of the truce — which includes a pullback of heavy weapons — and casualties among soldiers or...

Upcoming Elections Energize Young Voters in New York City

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In New York City, opinions on the U.S. presidential candidates are as diverse as the city itself. Some New Yorkers are pro-Donald Trump, like Jane Jimenez. “I think he’s a good businessman and I think, financially, we need someone with that type of experience,” she said. New Yorker Sharon Simpkins on the other hand, is not a big fan. “Trump? Forget it. We’re not gonna talk about him,” she said. But at a rally this past Wednesday in Washington Square Park, there was no mistaking who...

US: North Korean missile launch a ‘catastrophic’ failure

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A North Korea missile launch meant to celebrate the birthday of the country’s founder ended in failure, U.S. defense officials said, an embarrassing setback in what was reportedly the inaugural test of a new, powerful mid-range missile.





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Suicide crisis in Attawapiskat - Reuters

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Suicide crisis in Attawapiskat
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People take part in a march and candlelight vigil in the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario, Canada, April 15, 2016. Over the past weekend alone, 11 members of the Attawapiskat First Nation community in northern Ontario tried to kill ... 
Suicide emergency declared in 1 Canadian indigenous communityHeraldNet
Attawapiskat is not alone: Suicide crisis is national problem
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At the Vatican, Sanders blasts 'immoral' wealth inequality 

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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Bernie Sanders issued a global call to action at the Vatican on Friday to address "immoral and unsustainable" wealth inequality and poverty, using the high-profile gathering to echo one of the central platforms of his presidential campaign....

EU referendum: Boris Johnson accuses Barack Obama of 'hypocrisy' - BBC News

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EU referendum: Boris Johnson accuses Barack Obama of 'hypocrisy'
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Boris Johnson has accused Barack Obama of "hypocrisy" over his support for the UK remaining in the EU. The London mayor, who backs an EU exit, told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg the Americans "wouldn't dream of sharing their sovereignty" as the UK had ...
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As oil output falls, Libya is on the verge of economic collapse

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New unity government has made resurrecting the oil industry a priority. But militias might stand in its way.





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How Brazil’s impeachment process works 

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President Dilma Rousseff faces an impeachment vote in the Chamber of Deputies on Sunday, the first step toward a trial.





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John Kerry On Simulated Attack Of Russian Jets: Reckless, Provocative, Dangerous - Tech Times

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John Kerry On Simulated Attack Of Russian Jets: Reckless, Provocative, Dangerous
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Tension arose in the Baltic Sea when two Russian jets flew past an American destroyer. Secretary John Kerry has called it reckless, provocative, and dangerous. (Photo : Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet | Wikimedia). A U.S. Navy ...
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U.S. Plans to Step Up Military Campaign Against ISIS

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People fled their homes during fighting between Iraqi security forces and the Islamic State in Hit, a city in the Anbar Province, on Wednesday.

Saudis warn of economic reprisals if Congress passes 9/11 bill - CNN

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Saudis warn of economic reprisals if Congress passes 9/11 bill
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(CNN) Saudi Arabia is warning it will sell off billions in American assets if the U.S. Congress passes a bipartisan bill that would allow victims of 9/11 and other terrorist attacks to sue foreign governments. Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir ... 
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9 Guantánamo Prisoners From Yemen Are Sent to Saudi Arabia - New York Times

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9 Guantánamo Prisoners From Yemen Are Sent to Saudi Arabia
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The United States' outpost at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where 80 detainees remain in the wartime prison. Credit Lucas Jackson/Reuters. WASHINGTON — The United States on Saturday transferred nine Yemeni detainees from its wartime prison at ... 
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Afghan Civilians Killed in Raid

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Twelve people were killed when Afghan and U.S. forces conducted a raid on the house of a suspected al Qaeda member in east Afghanistan, Afghan and U.S. sources said.

Raul Castro presents grim portrait of Cuban reforms

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HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban President Raul Castro delivered a grim report on the state of the country on Saturday, saying that the communist bureaucracy had failed to implement most of the hundreds of changes the ruling party launched five years ago to stimulate the stagnant centrally controlled economy....