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NASA scraps all-women space walk for lack of well-fitting suits

Washington - The US space agency NASA scrapped Monday a planned historic spacewalk by two women astronauts, citing a lack of available spacesuits that would fit them at the International Space Station.

Mexico demands apology for colonial 'abuses,' Spain hits back

Mexico - The 500-year-old wounds of the Spanish conquest were ripped open afresh on Monday when Mexico's president urged Spain and the Vatican to apologize for their "abuses" -- a request Madrid said it "firmly rejects.

US, Russia lock horns over Venezuela, raising the stakes

Caracas - The US and Russia clashed publicly over Venezuela on Monday, raising geopolitical stakes over the oil-producing nation after Moscow sent dozens of soldiers to Caracas amid what it alleged was a budding "coup.

Italy's 'orphaned' Five Stars on brink of crisis

Rome - Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) may be on its last legs amid electoral flops, a corruption scandal and an identity crisis that risks tearing it apart, experts say.

Review: Danielle Bradbery and Parker McCollum amazing on 'Shallow' duet Special

Country songstress Danielle Bradbery and rising artist Parker McCollum joined forces for an amazing duet version of "Shallow."

Canadian canola exports blocked to China, other imports cancelled

A recent report in the Canadian newspaper the Globe and Mail claims that China plans to restrict or even stop imports of agricultural commodities extending beyond canola.

Review: 'Flay,' starring Elle LaMont, is a compelling horror movie Special

Are you looking for a quality horror film to watch in April? Look no further. "Flay," starring Elle LaMont will be released on April 2 on Video on demand (VOD).

Sean Patrick Flanery scores Daytime Emmy nomination for 'The Bay'

Actor Sean Patrick Flanery has a major reason to be proud. He scored a 2019 Daytime Emmy nomination for his acting work on "The Bay."

Pig's head found at site of planned mosque in southwest France

Bordeaux - Workers building a mosque in southwestern France found a pig's head and animal blood at the entrance to the site on Monday, the latest in a series of attacks on Muslim places of worship over the past decade.

Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Jakarta - Thousands of children are living in makeshift shelters six months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami pounded the Indonesian city of Palu, aid agencies said Tuesday, as authorities wrestle with a "painfully slow" recovery.The magnitude 7.

Canada grants asylum to woman who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

Toronto - A woman who helped Edward Snowden hide in Hong Kong after his leaks exposed US global surveillance programs arrived Monday in Canada with her daughter, where they were granted asylum."Now me and Keana are permanent residents in Canada.

US will not 'stand idly' on Russian role in Venezuela: Pompeo

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia Monday the United States will not "stand idly by" as Moscow inserts military personnel into Venezuela to support the regime of President Nicolas Maduro.

Mexico demands apology for colonial 'abuses,' Spain says no

Mexico - The 500-year-old wounds of the Spanish conquest were ripped open afresh on Monday when Mexico's president urged Spain and the Vatican to apologize for their "abuses" -- a request Madrid said it "firmly rejects.

Pentagon authorizes $1 bn for Trump's border wall

Washington - Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan has authorized $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border, the first funds designated for the project under the president's emergency declaration.

Oil prices mixed amid slowdown fears along with supply problems

On Monday March 25 oil prices were mixed. Investors are busy weighing the importance of a slowdown of global economic growth as against tighter crude oil supplies and lower US inventories of crude.

Chess, the war game building bridges in South Sudan

Juba - The scorching sun is finally beginning to dip on a late Saturday afternoon in Juba, where a small group gathers to watch a tense battle between two of their best men.

2018 spike in energy demand spells climate trouble: IEA

Paris - A 2.3 percent jump in global energy demand last year outstripped the expansion of renewables and helped drive record-high greenhouse gas emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday.

Messy days ahead as Thai factions jostle to lead next government

Bangkok - Rival political camps jostled for position Tuesday, hoping to form a government after Thailand's first election since a coup -- a poll clouded by allegations of a bungled counting process that left voters perplexed about the outcome.

Review: Avalon Kali releases divine country single 'Looking Back on You' Special

Country singer-songwriter Avalon Kali released her new single "Looking Back on You," where she sings about a failing romance in an eloquent fashion.

New blackout hits swaths of Venezuela including Caracas

Caracas - A new blackout hit many regions in Venezuela including much of Caracas on Monday, sowing alarm two weeks after a nationwide outage that paralyzed the country.
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