UN: 220 killed in battles for Libya's capital last 2 weeks

Fighting between rival Libyan forces for control of Tripoli escalated in the past couple of days, a spokesman for the self-styled Libyan National Army said Saturday, as the death toll rose to at least 220, including combatants and civilians, since the LNA declared a major military offensive to take the capital earlier this month. Fighting erupted April 5 pitting the […]

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Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Maxs flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a technical review promised by the agency. Former National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Chris Hart will lead the group, which […]

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Yuma declares state of emergency over migrant families

Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls on Tuesday declared a symbolic state of emergency to deal with the number of families being released from Border Patrol custody into the city. Nicholls said Tuesday that he hoped not to get to this point but that organizations helping immigrant families just dont have capacity to deal with so many. He called on the federal […]

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UK prime minister set to put her EU divorce deal to the test

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced continued opposition to her European Union divorce deal Tuesday despite announcing what she described as “legally binding” changes in hopes of winning parliamentary support for the agreement. The House of Commons will vote later in the day after last-minute talks with the EU produced assurances the deal couldn’t be used to tie Britain to […]

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Idaho State Police may get tests to tell hemp and pot apart

Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted a federal lawsuit. The state legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Friday approved about $240,000 for three testing devices for crime labs in the cities of Meridian, Pocatello and Coeur d’Alene, […]

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Iran foreign minister resigns as his nuclear deal teeters

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif resigned late Monday without warning, offering an “apology” to the nation as the nuclear deal he negotiated with world powers stands on the verge of collapse after the U.S. withdrawal from the accord. The veteran diplomat first offered a vague Instagram post with an “apology” for his “inability to continue to his service.” The […]

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Pope's sex abuse prevention summit explained

Pope Francis is hosting a four-day summit on preventing clergy sexual abuse, a high-stakes meeting designed to impress on Catholic bishops around the world that the problem is global and that there are consequences if they cover it up. The meeting opening Thursday comes at a critical time for the church and Francis’ papacy, following the explosion of the scandal […]

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Italy's 5-Star defends ally Salvini in online vote

ROME (Reuters) – Members of Italy’s ruling governing party the 5-Star Movement voted on Monday to block a possible kidnapping trial against Matteo Salvini, its coalition ally and leader of the hard-right League party. The online ballot is meant to dictate how 5-Star senators should vote on Tuesday in a parliamentary committee reviewing whether magistrates can continue a probe into […]

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Hopes high for concrete results from 2nd Kim-Trump summit

Interested in North Korea? Governments across Asia on Wednesday expressed hope that a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam will produce concrete results that would lead to complete denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. Trump announced in his State of the Union address that the summit will take place Feb. 27-28. A […]

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