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Trump: today’s airplanes ‘too complex to fly’

Washington, United States | AFP | As investigators probe the latest deadly crash of Boeing’s bestselling airliner, US President Donald Trump weighed in Tuesday with his own explanation: modern planes are too complicated for pilots. “Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly,” he tweeted, adding that instead of pilots, the planes require “computer scientists …

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Trump lashes out at ‘crazy’ opponents as pressure mounts

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump branded Democratic opponents “crazy” and guilty of overreach Tuesday in a fevered response to a huge new Democratic-led probe of his alleged crimes. In a searing burst of early morning tweets, the president said the House Judiciary Committee investigation launched Monday was “the greatest overreach in …

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Juan Guaido: the ‘kid’ taking on Venezuela’s Maduro

Caracas, Venezuela | AFP | Juan Guaido proudly calls himself a “survivor,” and he proved just that in defying the threat of arrest to make a triumphant return to Venezuela on Monday. Since stunning the world on January 23 when issuing a direct challenge to Nicolas Maduro’s authority by declaring himself acting president, Guaido has …

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Side-front in Britain’s Brexit drama — the US Congress

Washington, United States | AFP | With Britain deadlocked on negotiating its divorce from the European Union, an unexpected side-front is emerging — the US Congress. Conservatives who pushed the June 2016 referendum that ended in the shock decision to leave the 28-member bloc dangled the prospect of a free trade agreement with the United …

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North Korea in five figures

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Ahead of the second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, here are five key figures on the reclusive Asian country. – 67 percent – The portion of the workforce employed in the agriculture sector, according to the Food …

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North Korea seeks sweet smell of success ahead of summit

Sinuiju, North Korea | AFP | The manager of North Korea’s Sinuiju Cosmetics Factory clenches her fists when asked about a rival plant in Pyongyang, then bumps them together. “We compete,” Kim Hye Yong says firmly. Throughout the plant, masked workers in white overalls, gloves and hairnets operate machines producing shampoos, …

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Huawei says US has ‘no evidence’ of 5G spying allegations

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Huawei’s chairman said Tuesday that the United States has “no evidence” that its equipment to build next-generation 5G wireless networks could be used as a vehicle for Chinese spy operations. In a keynote address at the mobile industry’s biggest annual global event in Barcelona, Guo Ping reiterated his …

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Kim arrives in Hanoi for nuclear summit with Trump

Hanoi, Vietnam | AFP | Kim Jong Un arrived in Hanoi Tuesday to ultra-tight security and enthusiastic crowds ahead of a second summit with Donald Trump, as the world looks for tangible progress over North Korea’s nuclear programme. After a historic initial meeting in Singapore in June that produced only …

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