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Grieving New Zealand looks for lessons from Christchurch attack

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:25pm
After days of intense grieving for New Zealand's worst-ever mass shooting, attention began to turn to how the country's gun laws need to change and what warning signs might have been missed ahead of a gunman's attack on two mosques that killed 50 people.

Three dead, one missing in devastating floods across U.S. Midwest

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:06pm
At least one person was missing on Monday after devastating floods across the U.S. Midwest that killed three others and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in what Nebraska's governor called a disaster of historic proportions.

Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security: experts

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:06pm
Flooding at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to the nation's nuclear attack response highlight the risks climate change poses to national security, experts said on Monday.

Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, floods could surpass 1,000: president

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:00pm
The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the president said on Monday, putting the potential death toll greatly more than current figures.

Bolsonaro touts 'changed', U.S.-friendly Brazil to Washington

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:57pm
Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, on his first official visit to Washington, declared himself an unabashed admirer of the United States and said he was seeking a new era of close relations after what he called decades of anti-American leaders.

Asian shares steady ahead of Fed meeting; May's Brexit deal in chaos

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:47pm
Asian shares treaded water on Tuesday ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting, hovering near six-month highs, while sterling was choppy as the speaker of Britain's parliament banned another vote on same Brexit deal.

South Korea radar and thermal camera system warns 'smartphone zombies' of traffic

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:41pm
A city in South Korea, which has the world's highest smartphone penetration rate, has installed flickering lights and laser beams at a road crossing to warn "smartphone zombies" to look up and drivers to slow down, in the hope of preventing accidents.

U.S.-sanctioned Venezuelan defects to Colombia, slams Maduro

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:15pm
A Venezuelan general under sanction by the United States denounced the government of President Nicolas Maduro on Monday as "inept and corrupt" after fleeing for neighboring Colombia amid growing pressure on the isolated administration.

Venezuela opposition takes control of diplomatic properties in U.S.

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:15pm
Representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido have taken control of three of the country's diplomatic properties in the United States, Guaido's U.S. envoy said on Monday, as the opposition presses its bid to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Exclusive: As Venezuela crisis deepens, U.S. sharpens focus on Colombia rebel threat

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:15pm
As the United States makes its biggest diplomatic push in Latin America in years to try to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the U.S. military is zeroing in on a byproduct of the crisis: a strengthening of Colombian rebels on both sides of Venezuela's border.

May's Brexit deal in chaos as Speaker sparks 'constitutional crisis'

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:12pm
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans were thrown into further turmoil on Monday when the speaker of parliament ruled that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was re-submitted in fundamentally different form.

Brexit hits ability of UK fintech to lure top talent: report

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:12pm
Leaving the European Union is making it harder for fintech firms in Britain to recruit top talent, a report said on Tuesday, threatening to slam the brakes on a 7 billion pound ($9 billion)growth sector just as EU states step up competition.

Pentagon tells Congress of projects that could be hit to pay for wall

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 6:58pm
Acting Pentagon Chief Patrick Shanahan said on Monday he had provided Congress with a list of projects from the military construction budget that could be cut back in order to help pay for a wall on the border with Mexico.

Two U.S. senators complain of slowing sanctions on North Korea

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 6:55pm
Two senior U.S. senators called on Monday for the Trump administration to correct a slowing pace of U.S. sanctions designations on North Korea, saying there had been a marked decline in the past year of U.S. engagement with Pyongyang.

Dutch police hunt for Turkish man after tram shooting

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 9:11am
Dutch security forces were hunting for a 37-year-old Turkish man suspected of having shot several people, one of them possibly fatally, on a tram in the city of Utrecht on Monday, in what authorities said appeared to be a terrorist attack.

Exclusive: Dalai Lama contemplates Chinese gambit after his death

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 9:09am
The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, said on Monday it was possible that once he dies his incarnation could be found in India, where he has lived in exile for 60 years, and warned that any other successor named by China would not be respected.

Three dead, nine injured in Utrecht shooting: mayor

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 9:07am
Three people were killed and nine others injured in a shooting in a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht, the mayor said, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported.

Brexit boost for May as rebel ranks waver, but will it be enough?

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:49am
Cracks appeared in the ranks of rebel Conservative lawmakers opposed to Prime Minister Theresa's May's Brexit plans on Monday but she had yet to win over enough hardliners to get her EU departure deal through parliament.

Dutch identify 37-year-old Turkish man in connection with Utrecht shooting

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:27am
Dutch police said on Monday they were looking for a 37-year-old Turkish man in connection with a shooting that is believed to have left at least one person dead.

Far-flung job offers pose tough choices for GM Ohio workers

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:25am
General Motors Co built the final Chevrolet Cruze small car at its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant on March 6, despite demands from President Donald Trump, Ohio political leaders and the United Auto Workers union not to close the plant and leave nearly 1,500 workers laid off.