Fresh documents keep up pressure on Canada’s Trudeau over scandal

OTTAWA, (Reuters) – A former cabinet member at the heart of a crisis that could cost Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau his job yesterday released documents to back up her case that she had been pressured to help a large corporation avoid a corruption trial.

T&T man murdered, aspring pundit shot after prayers

(Trinidad Guardian) Homicide investigators are hoping that Shervon Narad Mohammed survives the life-threatening wounds he suffered on Tuesday night so he can help piece together his shooting and the tragic murder of his friend Joseph Narine.

May’s offer to quit fails to break Britain’s Brexit stalemate

LONDON,  (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to sway hardline opponents of her European Union divorce deal yesterday with an offer to quit, but parliament’s bid to agree an alternative fell short, leaving the Brexit process as deadlocked as ever.

U.S., Central Americans agree on joint policeoperations in region

TEGUCIGALPA,  (Reuters) – The United States said yesterday it had reached an agreement with three Central American countries to carry out joint police operations in the region, as the Trump administration seeks to stem the flow of migrants across its southern border.

Chicago mayor demands answers after Smollett hoax charges dropped

(Reuters) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said yesterday he wanted to “find out what happened” to cause prosecutors to abruptly drop charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging a hoax hate crime to boost his career.

Facebook bans white nationalism, white separatism on its platforms

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc yesterday banned praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism on its social media platforms, a shift in policy after criticism by civil rights groups that it was failing to confront extremism.

Guaido calls for protest as Venezuela blackout drags into third day

CARACAS/VALENCIA, Venezuela,  (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido yesterday called on supporters to take to the streets this weekend in protest of a major nationwide blackout that has left millions without power for three straight days.

Brazil eyes new Amazon dam in Roraima amid Venezuela crisis

SAO PAULO,  (Reuters) – Brazil’s government has resumed studies to build a large hydroelectric power plant in the northern border state Roraima, which currently relies on the shaky Venezuelan grid, officials at state energy planning agency EPE told Reuters.

U.S. Supreme Court divided on partisan electoral maps

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday appeared divided along ideological lines again on whether the contentious practice of manipulating electoral district boundaries to entrench one party in power may violate the constitutional rights of voters, with Justice Brett Kavanaugh emerging as the potential deciding vote.

British lawmakers vote to seize control of Brexit for a day

LONDON,  (Reuters) – British lawmakers wrested control of the parliamentary agenda from the government for a day in a highly unusual bid to find a way through the Brexit impasse after Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU divorce deal was rejected again.

Prince Charles meets Cuban president on historic trip to Havana

HAVANA,  (Reuters) – Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, met with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel yesterday during the first official British royal visit to the Caribbean island, even as Britain’s top ally, the United States, seeks to isolate Cuba’s Communist government.

Venezuela blames ‘attack’ as another crippling blackout hits

CARACAS,  (Reuters) – Venezuela blamed an “attack” on its electric system for a blackout yesterday, the second to hit the OPEC nation this month, that shuttered businesses, plunged the main airport into darkness and left commuters stranded in the capital.

Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy but some questions left unresolved

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump’s election team and Russia in the 2016 election but left unresolved the question of whether Trump had tried to obstruct justice by undermining investigations that have dogged his presidency.

Mali leader sacks generals, disbands vigilantes after massacre

BAMAKO,  (Reuters) – Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita sacked and replaced two generals and disbanded an anti-jihadi vigilante group yesterday, a day after gunmen massacred 134 Fulani herders in the country’s troubled central region.

Letter from U.S. attorney general to Congress on Mueller report

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election:   Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Ranking Member Collins:   As a supplement to the notification provided on Friday, march 22, 2019, I am writing today to advise you of the principal conclusions reached by Special Counsel Robert Mueller III and to inform you about the status of my initial review of the report he has prepared.

Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit referendum

LONDON (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London yesterday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime Minister Theresa May’s premiership.

Venezuela’s Guaido says Maduro is in his final phase

LECHERIA, Venezuela, (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s administration has reached its final stage and there will soon be a change in government, opposition leader Juan Guaido said, adding that his allies have spoken with high-ranking military members about changing sides.