Mar. 6, 2019

REUTERS

A Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives tax committee said on Tuesday that he believed his panel would ask for President Donald Trump's tax returns in as little as two weeks.

Cory Booker has reintroduced his U.S. Senate bill to legalize marijuana at the federal level. Beto O'Rourke called for expunging the records of those arrested for possession of the drug. Kamala Harris admitted she had smoked pot - and inhaled.

Scientific investigation into the world's second man cleared of the AIDS virus is zooming in on a gene and a treatment side-effect, as newly-enthused researchers strive to find a cure for the disease that has killed millions.

Police evacuated buildings at two British universities after receiving reports of suspicious packages, a day after parcel bombs were sent to two airports and London's busiest train station.

Dutch prosecutors on Wednesday said they are evaluating signals of Dutch involvement in a money laundering network alleged to have channeled billions of euros from Russia.

A hospital in Jordan has given a victim of Yemen's war new hope for the future, thanks to the cutting edge technology of 3D printed prosthetics.

The U.S. trade deficit surged to a 10-year high in 2018, with the politically sensitive shortfall with China hitting a record peak, despite the Trump administration slapping tariffs on a range of imported goods in an effort to shrink the gap.

U.S. mortgage applications to buy a home and to refinance one declined for the first time in three weeks, as home borrowing costs rose in step with higher U.S. bond yields.

Britain plans to treble the number of skilled jobs in its offshore wind sector to 27,000 by 2030, the government said as it readies to publish a deal outlining support for the industry.

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A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness.

Iraq and the Kurdish regional government have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged affiliation with the Islamic State group, often using torture to coerce confessions, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

The Trump administration warned Republican lawmakers Tuesday about record numbers of illegal crossings at the southern border with Mexico as Congress appeared to be on the verge of terminating President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency there.

The authoritarian president of Belarus on Tuesday called for better ties with NATO and lifted restrictions on U.S. diplomats, an apparent bid to win concessions from Moscow by dangling the prospect of rapprochement with the West.

A resolution condemning anti-Semitism is circulating among members of the House of Representatives in the wake of controversial comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

A U.S. State Department spokesman on Tuesday declined to elaborate on a comment by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday in which he called the Afghan Taliban terrorists.

The sudden death last year of millions of Iraqi carp, used in the country's signature dish, was caused by a strain of herpes harmless to humans, the United Nations said Wednesday.

North Korea has restored part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency and a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday.

Invading North Korea to capture or destroy Kim Jong-un's nuclear arsenal, or to knock out artillery batteries threatening Seoul, would overstretch and deplete American and South Korean forces. More ominously, this could also trigger Chinese military intervention.

BBC

The US trade gap with the rest of the world jumped to a 10-year high of $621bn last year, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's deficit reduction plan.

President Vladimir Putin has accused foreign intelligence services of beefing up activities in Russia, announcing that hundreds of spies were stopped in 2018 alone. Without going into details, he said "129 staff members and 465 agents of foreign special services were foiled".

Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro has vowed to defeat a "crazed minority" that wants to remove him from power.

The UN human rights chief has warned of the threat posed by growing global inequality over income, wealth and access to resources and justice.

Social media apps are increasingly likely to be used by young people to buy illegal drugs, research suggests. It warns that buyers are at risk in terms of personal safety and drug quality and that many have a "false security" of escaping law enforcement. It says educating young people about the risks is "crucial and urgent".

WND

As Breitbart News reported, more than 76,000 border crossers attempted to enter the U.S. in the month of February - the most apprehensions of illegal border crossers and migrants in this month in 12 years.

A former commissioner for the Federal Election Commission believes jail time is possible for freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., because of her control of a political action committee while running an election campaign.

The median rent for a one bedroom apartment in San Francisco has reached a new peak of $3,690, according to survey data from Zumper, a home and apartment rental app. That's also a rise of nearly 9 percent from the same time last year, the survey found.

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