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Trump asks judge to block Justice Department from viewing evidence seized from his lawyer in FBI raid

Trump asks judge to block Justice Department from viewing evidence seized from his lawyer in FBI raid

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) – US President Donald Trump took the extraordinary step of asking a judge to block his own Justice Department from viewing evidence about his private lawyer seized last week in an FBI raid. The President on Sunday (April 15) filed court papers seeking to temporarily bar Justice Department […]

New aide of US Vice-President Pence steps down two days after being appointed after Trump outburst

New aide of US Vice-President Pence steps down two days after being appointed after Trump outburst

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – A new national security aide to US Vice-President Mike Pence stepped down on Sunday (April 15), only two days after being officially named to the job, after a behind-the-scenes White House argument hit the headlines, a White House official said. The appointment of Mr Jon Lerner to […]

Trump still wants US troops home as quickly as possible, despite Macron claims

Trump still wants US troops home as quickly as possible, despite Macron claims

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – President Donald Trump still wants US forces in Syria to return home as soon as possible, the White House said on Sunday (April 15), after for “the long term”. “The US mission has not changed – the President has been clear that he wants US forces to […]

Fire breaks out at oil refinery in Warren, Pennsylvania

Fire breaks out at oil refinery in Warren, Pennsylvania

NEW YORK (REUTERS) – A fire broke out at United Refining Co‘s 70,000-barrel-a-day oil refinery in Warren, Pennsylvania, the local fire department said on Sunday (April 15). Fire officials responded to the refinery just after 6pm on Sunday, but were on standby as the plant‘s internal fire crew responded to […]

Nasa set to launch planet-hunter to seek closer, Earth-like worlds

Nasa set to launch planet-hunter to seek closer, Earth-like worlds

TAMPA, FLORIDA (AFP) – Nasa is poised to launch a US$337 million (S$441.92 million) washing machine-sized spacecraft that aims to vastly expand mankind‘s search for planets beyond our solar system, particularly closer, Earth-sized ones that might harbour life. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, is scheduled to launch on […]

Slaying of journalists on Colombia-Ecuador border highlights growing narcotics trade

Slaying of journalists on Colombia-Ecuador border highlights growing narcotics trade

BOGOTA (AFP) – The kidnapping and killing of two journalists and their driver has thrown up an uncomfortable truth for Colombia and Ecuador, analysts say: that their long-neglected border has become a drug traffickers‘ nirvana. The two governments sent troops into the dense jungle area to hunt for the killers […]

Futuristic suicide pod draws crowds at Amsterdam funeral show

Futuristic suicide pod draws crowds at Amsterdam funeral show

AMSTERDAM (AFP) – A controversial suicide pod that enables its occupant to kill themselves at a press of a button went on display at Amsterdam funeral show on Saturday (April 14). Called the Sarco, short for sarcophagus, the 3D-printed machine invented by Australian euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke and Dutch designer […]

Syrian war must proceed as it will despite strikes, says British Foreign Minister Johnson

Syrian war must proceed as it will despite strikes, says British Foreign Minister Johnson

LONDON (AFP) – British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday (April 15) said the Syrian war will inevitably continue after , which were limited to targeting the country‘s alleged chemical weapons facilities. Britain and France on Saturday joined the US-led missile strikes, which came a week after a , where […]

Missing Salvadoran journalist found dead on the side of a road

Missing Salvadoran journalist found dead on the side of a road

SAN SALVADOR (AFP) – A Salvadoran journalist reported missing on Sunday (April 15) has been found dead on the side of a road, according to media reports. According to media reports, the body of Karla Turcios, 33, was found on a highway on the outskirts of Santa Rosa Guachipilin, 100 […]

Macron defends presidential policy and style in heated interview

Macron defends presidential policy and style in heated interview

PARIS (REUTERS) – French President Emmanuel Macron faced down a grilling over unpopular economic reforms by two veteran journalists on Sunday (April 15) in a heated, 2½-hour exchange that also touched on issues ranging from to railway union strikes. In his second television interview in less than a week, part […]