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Key senator vows to probe discussions about removing Trump

The pledge comes after an ex-acting FBI chief recalls discussions on removing the president.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Feb 2019 | 11:10 am(NZT)

Saudi Arabia signs oil agreement to supply Pakistan: minister

Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement to supply Pakistan with crude oil and petroleum products to secure its fuel needs, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday on Twitter.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 18 Feb 2019 | 11:03 am(NZT)

Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $20 billion Pakistan investment pledge

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday said Saudi Arabia has signed investment agreements worth $20 billion during his high-profile visit to Pakistan, where tensions were flaring up with nuclear-armed rival India.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 18 Feb 2019 | 11:03 am(NZT)

Morris hat-trick helps Roosters beat Wigan in World Club Challenge

NRL champions Sydney Roosters beat Wigan Warriors 20-8 at the DW Stadium to win their fourth World Club Challenge title.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Feb 2019 | 10:20 am(NZT)

Catholic Church credibility on the line at abuse meeting

The Vatican will gather senior bishops from around the world later this week for a conference on sex abuse designed to guide them on how best to tackle a problem that has decimated the Church's credibility, but critics say it is too little, too late.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 18 Feb 2019 | 9:54 am(NZT)



Palace ease past Doncaster to reach quarter-finals - highlights & report

Crystal Palace's Jeffrey Schlupp says the Eagles are "in a good position to get to Wembley" after he helps them beat Doncaster in the FA Cup.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Feb 2019 | 9:18 am(NZT)

Struggling Italian football team loses 20-0

If you think your team was on the receiving end of a poor result this weekend, then spare a thought for Italian minnows Pro Piacenza.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Feb 2019 | 9:05 am(NZT)

Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters

The US president urges European allies to repatriate 800 Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Feb 2019 | 9:05 am(NZT)

IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State's last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat as U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of "100 percent victory".

Source: Reuters: Top News | 18 Feb 2019 | 8:52 am(NZT)

Russia's Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela's PDVSA: source

Russian lender Gazprombank has decided to freeze the accounts of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and halted transactions with the firm to reduce the risk of the bank falling under U.S. sanctions, a Gazprombank source told Reuters on Sunday.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 18 Feb 2019 | 8:12 am(NZT)

U.S. cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander

The United States will have to sever its military assistance to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battling Islamic State if the fighters partner with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or Russia, a senior U.S. general said on Sunday.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 18 Feb 2019 | 7:49 am(NZT)

UK PM urges Tory MPs to unite on Brexit

Theresa May writes to Tory MPs, as minister suggests their fears could be addressed without reopening deal.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Feb 2019 | 7:46 am(NZT)

Abdul Deghayes death: Brother of Syria war pair stabbed to death

The 22-year-old's twin and their older brother died fighting for Islamists in Syria in 2014.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Feb 2019 | 7:42 am(NZT)

West Indies batsman Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will retire from one-day international cricket after this summer's World Cup.

Source: BBC News - Home | 18 Feb 2019 | 7:33 am(NZT)

Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 18 Feb 2019 | 7:24 am(NZT)

Timeline: The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

Islamic State faces the total defeat of its self-proclaimed caliphate. This timeline chronicles its lightning rise, cruel reign and stubborn fall.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 18 Feb 2019 | 6:46 am(NZT)

No medicine, records or equipment: Haiti hospital struggles during protests

The languid whack of a ceiling fan stirs the heat around the Intensive Care Unit. It's the only sound on the ward. Because there is none of the life-saving equipment an ICU should have.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 18 Feb 2019 | 12:54 am(NZT)

US aid lands in Colombia as part of effort to deliver supplies to Venezuela

A second wave of US aid arrived Saturday at the Colombian-Venezuelan border in the midst of Venezuela's humanitarian crisis.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 17 Feb 2019 | 3:19 pm(NZT)



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Missionaries and nurses trapped in Haiti as protests sweep country

A group of 24 Canadian missionaries and another of nurses are among visitors stranded in Haiti by ongoing street protests sweeping through the Caribbean country.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 17 Feb 2019 | 9:00 am(NZT)

Richard Branson’s goal of raising $100 million for Venezuela could face an obstacle: Maduro

The billionaire is organizing a big charity concert to raise humanitarian aid, but will Venezuela's president let his people benefit?

Source: WorldViews | 17 Feb 2019 | 7:23 am(NZT)

Chinese customers accuse Spanish bank BBVA of racism

Spain's second-largest bank has apologized after hundreds of Chinese customers accused the group of racism for freezing their bank accounts without warning.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 17 Feb 2019 | 6:52 am(NZT)

Nigerians react with anger and confusion after presidential elections postponed

It had been a long election campaign, fiercely contested and marked by flashes of violence, but Nigerians were finally looking forward to casting their votes in what is the largest democratic exercise in Africa.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 17 Feb 2019 | 2:11 am(NZT)

Venezuela’s Maduro still has a diplomatic lifeline — and it’s in the heart of New York City

Even though it’s in his hometown, Trump may find it hard to boot Venezuelan diplomats from the United Nations.

Source: WorldViews | 17 Feb 2019 | 12:00 am(NZT)

Trump says he’s been nominated for a Nobel. But did Japan’s Abe actually do it? Or was it S. Korea’s Moon?

The South Korean president is a public supporter of Trump's North Korea policy. Japan's prime minister? Not so much.

Source: WorldViews | 16 Feb 2019 | 6:48 am(NZT)

Trump invokes emergency powers to build border wall. Here’s how other world leaders use them.

Some states of emergency last for years on end.

Source: WorldViews | 16 Feb 2019 | 5:59 am(NZT)

Maduro claims Venezuela has engaged in secret talks with U.S. envoy

In an interview with the Associated Press, embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro claims his administration has met with U.S. officials twice since January.

Source: WorldViews | 16 Feb 2019 | 3:06 am(NZT)

Why more and more people don’t want tech giants like Amazon moving into their neighborhood

In many other global tech hubs, the months-long animosity of Queens residents toward Amazon was probably shared.

Source: WorldViews | 15 Feb 2019 | 11:13 pm(NZT)

The massacre Trump’s envoy to Venezuela wants us to forget

Elliott Abrams tried to suppress reports of the 1981 slaughter at El Mozote.

Source: WorldViews | 15 Feb 2019 | 6:59 pm(NZT)

A fluffy blue monster is warning the Dutch about Brexit — but the prime minister’s comments are much scarier

The Brexit monster has been spotted hassling Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok.

Source: WorldViews | 15 Feb 2019 | 3:02 am(NZT)

Is AI the future of education?

One UAE-based tech company, Alef Education, is hoping to answer that question with their educational AI platform. But there's debate over whether the benefits outweigh potential privacy concerns and increased screen time.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 14 Feb 2019 | 1:39 am(NZT)

Uber turns to boats to beat Mumbai's terrible traffic

Uber is offering a new way to beat traffic jams in one of the world's most congested cities — speedboats.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 5 Feb 2019 | 2:44 am(NZT)

India is building a city from scratch

India is building a new city to give global investors an easy way into its booming economy.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 1 Oct 2018 | 2:55 am(NZT)














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