Mosque gunman opts to represent himself at trial; Ardern vows never to speak his name


New Zealand's prime minister declared Tuesday she would do everything in her power to deny the accused mosque gunman a platform for elevating his white supremacist views, after the man dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at his trial in the killings of 50 people. "I agree that… Read


New Zealanders give up guns after massacre, drawing some online criticism apparently from U.S.


New Zealanders have begun handing in weapons in response to government appeals following the Christchurch massacre, but the gesture has put some squarely in the social media firing line. John Hart, a farmer in the North Island district of Masterton, decided to give his semi-automatic rifle to police after Prime… Read


Dutch police arrest Turkish man suspected of killing 3, wounding 5 in tram shooting


Dutch police arrested a Turkish man suspected of shooting dead three people and wounding five on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday. Police said the suspect, 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, had been taken into custody after an hours-long manhunt and had earlier run-ins with authorities in the… Read


Scammers seek to cash in on Christchurch massacre


Scammers are trying to cash in on the Christchurch mosque massacres, using phishing emails with links to fake bank accounts to ensnare people keen to donate, New Zealand's cyber security body said Monday. The attack on two mosques in which 50 worshippers were killed, allegedly by a white supremacist, has… Read


Democrat O'Rourke presidential bid raises $6.1 mil in first 24 hours


Beto O'Rourke raised more than $6.1 million within 24 hours of announcing his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, his campaign said on Monday, highlighting his fundraising prowess in a crowded field. The former three-term Texas congressman's haul put him at the top of a Democratic pack of more… Read


May's Brexit deal in chaos as parliament speaker sparks 'constitutional crisis'


British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans were thrown into further turmoil on Monday when the speaker of parliament ruled that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was re-submitted in fundamentally different form. In comments that blindsided May's office, speaker John Bercow said… Read


Trump says media trying to blame him for NZ mosque massacre


President Donald Trump says he is unfairly being blamed for the New Zealand mosque massacre. Trump tweeted Monday that the media "is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand." He adds: "They will have to work very hard to prove that one." The gunman in… Read


Canada's lawmakers vow to confront hate, white supremacy

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday slammed leaders' unwillingness to call out hate, while parliament unanimously passed a motion to stand against white supremacy in the wake of the Christchurch mosques attack. "I stand here today to cast a light on this hatred and on our unwillingness to call… Read


France to ban 'yellow vest' protests if violent groups take part


France's prime minister said Paris's police chief had been sacked and that the government would shut down "yellow vest" protests if violent groups were identified among the ranks of "yellow vest" protesters. President Emmanuel Macron and his government have been forced back on the defensive after rioters ransacked luxury boutiques… Read


As Venezuela crisis deepens, U.S. sharpens focus on Colombia rebel threat

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As the United States makes its biggest diplomatic push in Latin America in years to try to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the U.S. military is zeroing in on a byproduct of the crisis: a strengthening of Colombian rebels on both sides of Venezuela's border. U.S. Admiral Craig Faller, the… Read

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