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U.S. prosecutors charge former UAW vice president in corruption probe

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FILE PHOTO: UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell addresses their Special Bargaining Convention held at COBO Hall in Detroit, Michigan March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Jeff Kowalsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors in Detroit on Monday charged a former United Auto Workers vice president with conspiracy to violate labor laws. Norwood Jewell, who headed the Fiat Chrysler department Read More

In St. Lucia, Britain's Prince Charles touts 'blue economy'

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(Reuters) – On the first leg of his Caribbean tour, Britain’s Prince Charles touted a “vital blue economy,” built on sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, as part of the solution to climate change, noting that rising sea levels represent an especially severe threat to nearby island nations. Prince Charles is presented with Read More

Mosque massacre suspect Tarrant fires lawyer, wants to represent himself in court

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Brenton Tarrant, a suspect behind the massacre of 50 people in two New Zealand mosques, has fired his court-appointed lawyer and wants to defend himself amid concerns he might use the high-profile trial to promote his beliefs. Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian charged with murder in the brutal attack on two Christchurch mosques, has sacked his Read More

Boeing's safety analysis of 737 MAX flight control had crucial flaws: Seattle Times

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The first Boeing 737 MAX 7 is unveiled in Renton, Washington, U.S. February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Redmond (Reuters) – Boeing Co’s safety analysis of a new flight control system on 737 MAX jets had several crucial flaws, the Seattle Times reported on Sunday. Boeing’s safety analysis of the flight control system called MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Read More

Biden says he's running for president – then corrects himself

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Joe Biden appeared to announce he was running for the Democratic presidential nomination – only to quickly correct himself. The former US vice-president was giving a speech at a dinner in Delaware when he claimed he has “the most progressive record of anybody running”. But so far the 76-year-old has not officially said if he Read More

Australia bans Milo Yiannopoulos from entering country after ‘appalling’ comments on NZ shooting

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The Australian government said Saturday that it has rescinded the visa of Milo Yiannopoulos for “appalling comments” that Canberra claims the conservative provocateur made in the wake of Friday’s Christchurch mosque shooting. In a statement published by Australia’s immigration minister, David Coleman, the government said it would not allow UK-born Yiannopoulos to visit Australia for Read More

Global recycling crisis shows West can’t use poorer countries as dumping grounds

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India has followed China’s lead and banned imports of solid plastic waste from in an effort to tackle its own environmental crisis — but the move has added to an ever-growing global recycling and plastics crisis. One year ago, the Chinese government implemented its ‘National Sword’ policy, which put a stop to the massive flow Read More

Dissident group unrelated to CIA: WaPo pitches new version of N. Korea Embassy break-in

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The Washington Post has reported, citing anonymous sources, that an obscure dissident group was behind a violent break-in at the North Korean Embassy in Spain, defying reports in local media that the CIA was involved. A group of 10 unidentified men stormed into the North Korean Embassy in Madrid on February 22, several days before the Read More