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Trump vetoes bill to end US support for Saudi-led coalition

Mr Trump described the resolution as an “unnecessary” and “dangerous” attempt to weaken his constitutional powers. It is only the second time Mr Trump has used his presidential veto since he took office in 2017. Opposition in Congress to his policy on Yemen grew last year after Saudi agents killed the journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.The ...

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Small plane crashes in southern Chile killing 6

Photo: Firefighters work to put out the flames of a small plane that crashed into the top of a home in Puerto Montt, Chile, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Santiago, Apr 17 : A small plane crashed on top of a home in the southern Chilean city of Puerto Montt, killing all six people aboard, authorities said Tuesday. The plane crashed ...

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Bill Weld: Trump to face 2020 Republican challenge

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld has become the first Republican to challenge Mr Trump in 2020. Mr Weld, 73, has released a campaign video contrasting his style with the current president’s. But he faces an uphill battle to take over a Republican party that has been refashioned in Mr Trump’s image.Mr Weld was governor of Massachusetts from 1991-97 after serving ...

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4 dead after shooting in Canada; 1 male suspect in custody

Penticton, Apr 16 : Canadian police say a 60-year-old man is in custody after four targeted shootings that killed two men and two women in the city of Penticton, British Columbia. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Ted De Jager says the suspect and the four victims knew each other but gave no details. He says the suspect turned himself in ...

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Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Photo: Flames rise from Notre Dame cathedral as it burns in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. Paris, Apr 15 : A massive fire engulfed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of the French capital Monday, toppling its spire and sending thick plumes of smoke high into the blue sky as tourists and Parisians watched in horror from ...

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Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens

Photo: Roman Brown moves part of a wall out of his way as he looks for a friends medicine in their destroyed home along Seely Drive outside of Hamilton, Miss. after a storm moved through the area on Sunday, April 14, 2019. New York, Apr 15 : Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and ...

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Palestinian government sworn in, again, after botched oath

Photo: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Ishtayeh walks during a swearing in of the new government in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, April 13, 2019. West Bank, Apr 15 : The Palestinian Authority government has been sworn in a second time in as many days after the prime minister and his Cabinet failed to recite part of the oath. ...

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Ivanka Trump honors victims of Ethiopian air crash

Photo: White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, right, is greeted as she arrives for a ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral honoring the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, Monday April 15, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia, Apr 15 : During a visit to Addis Ababa, Ivanka Trump has honored victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that occurred soon after ...

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UN says fighting over Libya’s Tripoli has killed 121

The UN health agency says ongoing clashes between rival militias for control of Libya’s capital have killed at least 121 people. The World Health Organization says Sunday that 561 others have been wounded since the self-styled Libyan National Army launched a major military offensive on April 5.The fighting pits the LNA, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, against rival militias ...

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3 killed, 4 injured in Nepal plane crash near Mount Everest

Photo: Hospital officials unload the dead body of a plane crash victim outside the Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Kathmandu, Apr 14 : A small passenger plane crashed into a parked helicopter during takeoff at the only airport in Nepal’s Everest region on Sunday, killing at least three people and injuring four others, officials said. The ...

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