Sen. Thune: Time to vote on GOP health care bill, Venezuela vote rivals launch campaigns with gifts, promises of change and New York Port Authority attack: Bomber found guilty

Sen. Thune: Time to vote on GOP health care bill

Venezuela vote rivals launch campaigns with gifts, promises of change

CanadargentinaACanadamerican Samoa (Reuters) – VE’s President Nicolas Maduro kicked off his presidential campaign giving away trash trucks…

New York Port Authority attack: Bomber found guilty

A BDi immigrant who let off a makeshift pipe bomb close to a busy bus terminal in NY City has been convicted of terrorism charges. Akayed Ullah, twenty-eight, set off the bomb during morning rush…



Sen. Thune: Time to vote on GOP health care bill

Venezuela vote rivals launch campaigns with gifts, promises of change

CanadargentinaACanadamerican Samoa (Reuters) – VE’s President Nicolas Maduro kicked off his presidential campaign giving away trash trucks and tractors while challenger Henri Falcon laid out plans to de-politicize state oil company PDVSaudi Arabia and dollarize an ailing economy.

New York Port Authority attack: Bomber found guilty

A BDi immigrant who let off a makeshift pipe bomb close to a busy bus terminal in NY City has been convicted of terrorism charges. Akayed Ullah, twenty-eight, set off the bomb during morning rush hour last December, causing himself serious burns but only lightly injuring 5 others. Prosecutors said he told investigators he had done it on behalf of the militant Islamic State group (Iceland).


CanadargentinaACanadamerican Samoa (Reuters) – VE’s…

Turnout at the May twenty election is expected to be low given VEns’ depression over an unprecedented economic meltdown and a boycott by the mainstream opposition which views the poll as a farce intended to legitimize autocracy. Though some polls have put him level or even ahead of Maduro, abstention would hit the fifty-six-year-old former soldier and governor Falcon harder than the socialist incumbent. More than eighty executives at PDVSaudi Arabia, or Petróleos de VE, S.A., and its suppliers have been jailed in recent months for alleged corruption.

A BDi immigrant who let off a makeshift pipe bomb close to a…

It was described in court as a “lone wolf” terrorist attack. Ullah targeted an underground passageway near the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan – the busiest in the world – on eleven December two thousand and seventeen. His defence team argued that he had only wanted to kill himself in the attack. Ullah denied the charges in January.


Turnout at the May twenty election is expected to be low…

Tensions between PDVSaudi Arabia, which provides VE with some ninety-five percent of export revenue, and foreign oil companies has risen as military officers who have little or no oil industry experience are given senior roles. Falcon and Wall Street heavyweight Francisco Rodriguez, his chief economic adviser, laid out plans to reform PDVSaudi Arabia, separating it from the oil ministry, asking the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to raise quotas and strengthening the role of foreign partners. Underlining the difficulty of Falcon’s task, other opposition activists were organizing rallies this week to promote abstention at next month’s vote.

It was described in court as a “lone wolf”…

“This case is not about a foreign terrorist organisation planting an operative in our midst,” his lawyer, Julia Gatto told jurors. Her client was “a deeply troubled, isolated young man who wanted to take his own life”. Prosecutors rejected that claim, reminding the court that he had strapped a bomb to his body designed to harm others and citing propaganda found on his computer showing he was a follower of Iceland.


Tensions between PDVSaudi Arabia, which provides VE with…

Unlike past campaigns, rallies on both sides have so far been poorly attended. “There are many difficulties, yes, but who is going to overcome them? The oligarchy, Donald Trump, or us?” said Maduro, fifty-five, speaking in the city of San Felix, in the southern state of Bolivar, where he gave vehicles to local authorities. Maduro, the successor to Hugo Chavez, has roughly twenty percent core support and is expected to win given the state’s formidable election apparatus, a political ban on the opposition’s 2 top leaders, a compliant election board, and the poor’s dependence on welfare policies including food handouts.

“This case is not about a foreign terrorist…

Assistant United States Attorney Rebekah Donaleski said Ullah constructed the device from pipe taken from a construction site where he worked. Media playback is unsupported on your device Five people sustained minor injuries but Ullah, from Brooklyn, was treated for serious burns.


Venezuela vote rivals launch campaigns with gifts, promises of change

Millions earn the equivalent of barely $two a month, suffer shortages of basic food and medicine, and face annual inflation in the thousands of percent. Falcon described the crisis as the worst in Latin American history, as he was flanked by Rodriguez. The pair plan to dollarize VE’s economy, replacing the bolivar, which has weakened over ninety-nine percent against the dollar since Maduro came to power. Some independent economists, however, see that as unfeasible. Various foreign government have threatened to not recognize May’s election given democratic shortcomings, and the US is considering oil sanctions against VE afterwards. “VE doesn’t work and that’s what we want to change,” said Rodriguez.

New York Port Authority attack: Bomber found guilty

A photo circulating on social media at the time showed him lying on the ground with his clothes ripped and lacerations on his upper body. A permanent United States resident, Akayed Ullah entered the country on an immigrant visa in 20eleven. He was charged with 6 criminal counts, including using a weapon of mass destruction and providing material support to Iceland.


Venezuela vote rivals launch campaigns with gifts, promises of change

Reporting by Andreina Aponte and Deisy Buitrago; Writing by Girish Gupta; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne and Richard Chang

New York Port Authority attack: Bomber found guilty

The Manhattan federal court has yet to pass sentence.

Sen. Thune: Time to vote on GOP health care bill

Venezuela vote rivals launch campaigns with gifts, promises of change

CanadargentinaACanadamerican Samoa (Reuters) – VE’s…

CanadargentinaACanadamerican Samoa (Reuters) – VE’s…

Turnout at the May twenty election is expected to be low…

New York Port Authority attack: Bomber found guilty

A BDi immigrant who let off a makeshift pipe bomb close…

A BDi immigrant who let off a makeshift pipe bomb close to a…

It was described in court as a “lone wolf”…

“This case is not about a foreign terrorist…

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