March 28th, 2017

World News

Amazon buys Mideast’s Souq.com after $800M counteroffer

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on March 28th, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Amazon purchased the Middle East’s biggest online retailer Souq.com on Tuesday for an undisclosed amount, a day after a state-backed firm disclosed an $800 million counteroffer. A joint statement described the purchase as expanding Amazon’s influence into the Mideast as the chairman of the state-supported firm Emaar prepares to launch ... Read More »

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‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Blade Runner’ footage kicks off CinemaCon

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on March 28th, 2017

LAS VEGAS – Iron Man just put Spider-Man in time out. Sony Pictures on Monday unveiled the second trailer for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at CinemaCon, featuring Tom Holland, the newly anointed web-slinger, being put in his place by Robert Downey Jr.’s more seasoned Tony Stark. The film, out July 7, picks up with Holland’s Peter Parker ... Read More »

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EU court rules Russia sanctions over Ukraine are valid

By The Associated Press on March 28th, 2017

BRUSSELS – The European Union’s top court has ruled that the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russian companies over the crisis in Ukraine are valid. The EU Court of Justice’s decision Tuesday came in response to a legal challenge by Russian oil and gas giant Rosneft before a British court. Rosneft wants to annul a decision ... Read More »

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UK attacker’s wife ‘saddened and shocked’; security added

By The Associated Press on March 28th, 2017

LONDON – The wife of the man who killed four people outside Britain’s Parliament last week condemned the attack Tuesday, saying she is “saddened and shocked.” “I express my condolences to the families of the victims that have died, and wish a speedy recovery to all the injured,” Rohey Hydara said in statement released through ... Read More »

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South Korea finds presumed remains of ferry disaster victims

By Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press on March 28th, 2017

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korean salvage crews on Tuesday found what was presumed to be the remains of one or more of the missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 people, an official said. Salvage crews found six bones near a beam beneath the front side of the ferry, which ... Read More »

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Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

By Justin Lynch, The Associated Press on March 28th, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya – The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor. If the deep cuts are approved by ... Read More »

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London attacker’s wife ‘saddened and shocked’

By The Associated Press on March 28th, 2017

LONDON – The wife of the man who killed four people outside Britain’s Parliament last week condemned the attack, saying she is “saddened and shocked.” In statement released through London police on Tuesday, Khalid Masood’s wife, Rohey Hydara, also said “I express my condolences to the families of the victims that have died, and wish ... Read More »

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South Korea finds presumed remains of ferry disaster victim

By The Associated Press on March 28th, 2017

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korean officials say salvage crews have found what is presumed to be the remains of one of the missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers. An official from the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said the remains were found Tuesday in the waters where the ... Read More »

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NFL owners approve Raiders’ move to Las Vegas, so what now?

By Barry Wilner, The Associated Press on March 28th, 2017

PHOENIX – Sometime in the not distant future, they will become the Las Vegas Raiders. Until then, likely in 2020, Mark Davis’ team belongs to Oakland. Well, sort of. NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter. Davis insisted the club his father, ... Read More »

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Multiple violations found days before fatal blaze killed 3

By Paul Elias And Janie Har, The Associated Press on March 27th, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. – Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three of the low-income residents. During a Friday inspection, officials found the building lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in every apartment and a working fire sprinkler system, among other violations, documents released ... Read More »

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City leaders defy White House threat on “sanctuary” policies

By Steve Peoples, The Associated Press on March 27th, 2017

NEW YORK – Ignoring fresh threats from the White House, city leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown on so-called “sanctuary cities” despite the financial risks. “We are going to become this administration’s worst nightmare,” New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said Monday during a ... Read More »

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