Ethiopia crash black boxes arrive in France for analysis

By Associated Press FLIGHT recorders from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight arrived in France for analysis Thursday as frustrated relatives of the 157 people killed stormed out of a meeting with airline officials in Addis Ababa. Sunday’s crash was the second fatal flight for a Boeing 737 Max 8 in less than six months. More

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US refuses to ground Boeing after Ethiopian air disaster

BBC- The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has said it will not suspend Boeing 737 Max aircraft despite mounting pressure from senators and workers’ unions. The move comes amid a global scramble to clear the skies of Boeing’s latest offering 737 Max aircraft following the Ethiopian air disaster at the weekend that killed all 157

May Day: UK Parliament rejects prime minister’s Brexit deal

AP Britain’s Parliament delivered a crushing defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union divorce deal on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos just 17 days before the UK is due to leave the bloc. Lawmakers rejected the deal 391-242, ignoring May’s entreaties to back the agreement and end the political chaos and economic

Boeings grounded as search on for clues to deadly Ethiopia crash

By AFP China on Monday ordered domestic airlines to suspend commercial operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, citing the Ethiopian Airlines crash and another deadly accident of that same model in Indonesia. Noting the “similarities” between the two accidents, China’s Civil Aviation Administration said domestic airlines had until 6:00 pm local time (1000 GMT)

Trump reviving his border wall fight with new budget request

By Associated Press President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for his signature project, impose steep spending cuts to other domestic programs and set the stage for another fiscal battle. Budget documents like the one Trump is releasing Monday are often seen as just

British Premier Theresa May has been accused of running a Nazi type army

Britain runs a Nazi-like army- Russia

AFP– Vladimir Putin’s defence minister has compared the British army to Nazi Germany, as relations between Russia and the West continued to deteriorate.  Sergei Shoigu claimed British troops had started to use Russian-made tanks and Russian military uniforms in training exercises to designate the enemy. The general also dubbed Nato exercises “anti-Russian” and said the military

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Venezuela on edge, Maduro under siege

  BBC- Schools and workplaces in Venezuela have closed as an electricity blackout continues into a second day. The power cuts, which started on Thursday afternoon, have been caused by issues at a major hydroelectric plant. The government of President Nicolás Maduro has blamed the opposition, accusing them of sabotage. It comes amid rising tensions

Hundreds of children detained over IS links in Iraq

By BBC  About 1,500 children are being detained by federal and Kurdish authorities in Iraq for alleged links to the Islamic State group, Human Rights Watch says. A new report says the children are often arbitrarily arrested and tortured to force confessions. HRW urges the Iraqi and Kurdistan Region’s governments to amend anti-terrorism laws to

EU says talks with UK ‘difficult’ as Brexit impasse drags on

By Associated Press The European Union said Wednesday that “difficult” talks with Britain have failed to break the Brexit deadlock, less than a week before U.K. lawmakers are due to approve or reject the government’s divorce deal with the bloc. Britain’s chief law officer claimed the two sides were holding “robust” discussions on new British

UK patient ‘free’ of HIV after stem cell treatment

By BBC A UK patient’s HIV has become “undetectable” following a stem cell transplant  in only the second case of its kind, doctors report in Nature. The London patient, who was being treated for cancer, has now been in remission from HIV for 18 months and is no longer taking HIV drugs. The researchers say

Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 presidential run

By BBC Hillary Clinton has ruled out a second US presidential run in 2020. “I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,”  Clinton told New York’s News 12 TV channel. As the Democratic candidate in 2016,Clinton was widely expected to become the first female

Czech man mauled to death by lion he kept in back yard

By BBC A man has been mauled to death by a lion caged at his family home in the eastern Czech Republic. Michal Prasek owned the nine-year-old big cat and another lioness for breeding, reportedly drawing concern from local residents. Mr Prasek’s father found his body in the lion’s cage and told local media it

Trump delivers a slashing speech that rouses the right

By Associated Press In a slashing speech packed with braggadocio and grievance, President Donald Trump denounced Democrats as the party of “the socialist nightmare”, relitigated his crowd sizes back to the inauguration and took on “sick”, ”lunatic” and “dirty” foes at every turn, earning him the unvarnished adoration of cheering conservatives. After a trying week

US, South Korea cancel major war games ‘to support diplomatic efforts’

By CNN The US and South Korea have canceled major war games that have long been a source of tensions on the Korean Peninsula in order to “support diplomatic efforts” with North Korea. News of the cancellation comes after the second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended

Officials fear up to 100 still trapped in Indonesia mine

By Aljazeera Indonesian authorities have warned that up to 100 people could still be trapped and feared dead inside a collapsed gold mine despite a painstaking rescue effort that has so far plucked 19 people alive from the rubble, but also seen nine deaths. Search teams at the unlicensed mine on Sulawesi island have been

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Emiliano Sala pilot ‘dropped out of training’ for commercial licence

CNN David Ibbotson, the pilot whose plane crashed while carrying footballer Emiliano Sala in January, dropped out of training for a commercial pilot’s license, the director of his aviation training school told CNN Saturday. Ibbotson studied at the Cranfield Aviation Training School (CATS), based near Milton Keynes, north of London, but left “a third of