Feb. 25, 2019

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President Trump said he was nominating Kelly Craft, currently the U.S. ambassador to Canada, to replace Nikki Haley to the United Nations after a four-month search.

Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes.

Troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro violently drove back foreign aid convoys from Venezuela's border on Saturday, killing two protesters and prompting opposition leader Juan Guaido to propose that Washington consider "all options" to oust him.

North Carolina's elections board ordered a new election for a U.S. House seat after officials said corruption surrounding absentee ballots tainted the results of a 2018 vote.

Liberal Democratic presidential contenders' rush to embrace the left's most ambitious proposals has some Democrats worried there could be a price to pay when they try to defeat President Trump next year.

A North Carolina judge on Friday ruled that two amendments, one requiring identification to vote and another capping the state income tax, were unconstitutional because racial gerrymandering meant that the state's legislature was "illegally constituted."

Attackers set fire to an Ebola treatment center run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo late on Sunday, forcing staff to evacuate patients, the charity said.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will hold no political fundraising events with pricey admission fees to collect cash to fuel her bid for the Democratic nomination for president, becoming the first candidate to formally swear off the traditional means of campaign funding.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the United States and Russia on Monday to preserve the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and also said he hoped a U.S.-North Korean summit in Hanoi this week would agree real progress on removing nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula.

A Salvadoran transgender woman who sought asylum in the United States was killed weeks after she was deported, a rights group said on Friday, underscoring the dangers of the Trump administration's hardening policy on asylum seekers.

The top U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan met a senior Taliban leader in Qatar as the two sides resumed talks to end 17 years of war despite the insurgents' continued refusal to deal with the Kabul government.

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Bangladesh commandos stormed a passenger jet in the country's southeast Sunday and shot dead an armed man who allegedly tried to hijack the Dubai-bound flight, an army official said.

Representative Alexandria Ocaio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) questioned the morality of bringing children into a world that is struggling to address man-made climate change in a video posted to social media over the weekend.

The Pentagon will increase, by 1,000, the number of active-duty troops along the US-Mexico border to about 6,000 by the start of next month, a senior US defense official has said.

When United Methodist delegates meet in St. Louis this coming weekend for a special session of the General Conference, they will hold a critical vote on whether to ordain openly gay clergy and allow individual churches to conduct same-sex marriages. The outcome will likely reshape the denomination, and could potentially tear it apart.

Saudi Arabia appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's full younger brother as deputy defense minister on Saturday and named a princess as the kingdom's first woman ambassador to the United States.

At least two people were killed and trucks loaded with foreign aid were set ablaze after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro deployed troops and armored vehicles to turn back humanitarian assistance at border crossings with Colombia and Brazil.

Pope Francis wrapped up a landmark Vatican summit on clerical sex abuse on Sunday pledging to bring the "wrath of God" upon clergy who abuse children, and likening pedophilia to "human sacrifice".

US-backed Syrian forces warned Sunday they were struggling to cope with an outpouring of foreigners from the Islamic State group's imploding "caliphate", urging governments to take responsibility for their citizens.

BBC

Many YouTube channels pushing anti-vaccination conspiracy theories will no longer get money from adverts.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said plans to relocate a US military base on the island of Okinawa will continue, despite a referendum rejecting the move.

At least 130 people have died and more than 200 are being treated in hospital after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in north-eastern India, officials said.

The UK Parliament is set to pass new rules classifying Hezbollah as a terrorist group.

WND

A Southern California man who was wrongly imprisoned for close to four decades in the killing of his girlfriend and her 4-year-old son will receive $21 million in a settlement with the city of Simi Valley, officials said.

A federal judge in Texas has declared that the all-male military draft is unconstitutional, ruling that "the time has passed" for a debate on whether women belong in the military.

Soldiers from the Venezuelan National Guard have left their posts ahead of an opposition-led effort to bring aid into the country, Colombia's migration agency said.

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