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Journalist shot dead during Northern Ireland riot

April 19, 2019

Police in Northern Ireland said Friday they believe the dissident republican group New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry, also known as Derry. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist and author Lyra McKee died after she was shot during […]

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Mueller’s report is worse for Trump than Barr let on — but likely not as ruinous as Trump feared

April 19, 2019

It was May 17, 2017, and U.S. President Donald Trump slumped in his chair in the Oval Office. “Oh my God. This is terrible,” the president fumed, upon learning of Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “This is the end of my presidency. I’m […]

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Donations pour in from around the world to fix Notre-Dame

April 19, 2019

In the offices of the French heritage foundation, near the banks of the Seine River just outside Paris, there’s a buzz in the air. Not only is the mood unusually febrile, but cellphones are literally buzzing and landlines are ringing off the hook. The charity, whose official name is the Fondation du patrimoine, is acting […]

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After deadly wildfire, California town now has cancer-causing chemical in water

April 19, 2019

The drinking water in Paradise, Calif. — where 85 people died last year in the worst U.S. wildfire in a century — is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, officials said. They believe the contamination happened after the November firestorm created a toxic combination of gases in burning homes that got sucked into the water pipes as residents and […]

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6 Trump actions that Mueller investigated for possible obstruction of justice

April 18, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump isn’t facing any criminal charges from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but that doesn’t mean he’s in the clear. Mueller spent 22 months investigating the 2016 U.S. elections, Russian interference and the aftermath. In his final report, most of which was publicly released today, he absolves the president and his team of […]

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Obstruction or not, Mueller report shows Trump’s panic during Russia investigation

April 18, 2019

After a contentious two-year investigation into possible ties between U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian operatives in the lead-up to the 2016 U.S. election, the final report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, released Thursday, provides insights into Trump’s state of mind during the probe. While it found no evidence of active co-ordination or conspiracy between Trump’s campaign and […]

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Mueller report details ‘inadequate’ Trump answers, attempts by president to end probe

April 18, 2019

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find that Donald Trump or members of his campaign worked with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, but the report appeared to paint a picture of a president taking steps to control the investigation and not fully co-operating with […]

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France to hold daylong tribute to Notre-Dame firefighters

April 18, 2019

It’s a day of tribute to the Paris firefighters who saved Notre-Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued its treasures from encroaching flames. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting them for a special gathering on Thursday. Later, Paris City Hall will hold a ceremony in the firefighters’ honor, with a concert, two giant banners and readings […]

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North Korea reportedly tests new guided tactical weapon

April 17, 2019

North Korea has test-fired a “new-type tactical guided weapon,” its state media announced Thursday, a move that could be an attempt to register the country’s displeasure with deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States without causing those coveted negotiations to collapse. The country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, observed the firing by the Academy of Defense Science […]

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Dozens dead in tourist bus crash in Portugal

April 17, 2019

At least 28 people were reported killed and others injured after a tourist bus overturned in a coastal town on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Wednesday. Filipe Sousa, the mayor of Canico where the accident happened, told the Lusa news agency that most of the tourists on board were German. “I have no words to […]

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