April 20th, 2018

World News

Russia: Trump promised to make reciprocal visit to Moscow

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

MOSCOW – Russia’s foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump indicated he could make a reciprocal trip to Russia if President Vladimir Putin were able to accept his invitation to the White House. Sergey Lavrov told Russian state television Friday that Trump mentioned the possibility of travelling to Russia when he called Putin on March ... Read More »

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Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report

By Bernard Condon, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

NEW YORK – The Kushner Cos. has been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City. The real estate company issued a statement saying it has “nothing to hide and is co-operating fully with all legitimate ... Read More »

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Prince Charles reportedly to lead Commonwealth

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

LONDON – British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as head of the 53-nation group. The BBC, Sky News and others say Commonwealth heads of government, holding a private retreat Friday at Windsor Castle, have agreed that Charles should be the next leader of the ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should be the next head of the 53-nation group

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

LONDON – British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should be the next head of the 53-nation group. More coming... Read More »

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First clues emerge about Cuba’s future under new president

By Michael Weissenstein And Andrea Rodriguez, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

HAVANA – Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice-president and lauded him as “neither a novice nor an improviser,” high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all. Castro said nothing about how ... Read More »

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Plane passenger dilemma: Protect child or try to save victim

By Alexandra Villarreal, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – As Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 plunged, passenger Hollie Mackey was torn between trying to save a woman whose upper body was being sucked out of a broken window and protecting the child beside her from a similar fate. When the flight’s engine blew on Tuesday and a window shattered, 149 passengers and crew ... Read More »

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Pentagon: Sarin likely at Syria sites, but questions remain

By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said Thursday a “preponderance of the evidence” indicates there were chemical weapons, including “elements” of sarin nerve gas, at the three Syrian sites bombed by the U.S. and its allies last week. Any definitive conclusion probably will remain an open question for some time. Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said at ... Read More »

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Nobel body: ‘unacceptable behaviour’ not widely known

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

COPENHAGEN – The Swedish Academy, which hands out the coveted Nobel Prize in Literature, says an investigation has found “unacceptable behaviour in the form of unwanted intimacy” has taken place within its ranks. The 18-member board has in recent weeks been embroiled in a sex-abuse scandal that the investigation report concluded Friday was “not generally ... Read More »

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FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria

By Sadie Gurman And Jamie Stengle, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Federal authorities for the first time are offering a reward for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for more than five years. The reward is up to $1 million. Austin Tice, of Houston, Texas, disappeared in August 2012 while covering Syria’s civil war. A video released a ... Read More »

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Who’s next? Leaders to discuss next Commonwealth head

By Jill Lawless, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

LONDON – Commonwealth leaders met behind the thick walls of Windsor Castle Friday to discuss whether Prince Charles should succeed his mother Queen Elizabeth II as head of the 53-nation alliance. The queen has headed the association of Britain and its former colonies throughout her 66-year reign, but the position is not hereditary. The 91-year-old ... Read More »

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