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New Zealand PM says no known link between Sri Lanka bombings and Christchurch attack

One year ago   |   By RT

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has said she is unaware of any links between Sunday's church and hotel bombings in Sri Lanka and the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand after a Sri Lankan minister suggested a connection.
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The Latest: New Zealand says it has not seen Sri Lanka link

The Latest: New Zealand says it has not seen Sri Lanka link

One year ago   |   By National Post

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka :
10:25
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she hasn't received any official advice from Sri Lanka or seen any intelligence reports to corroborate claims from Sri Lanka's government that the Easter attacks were in retaliation for the mosque massacres in Christchurch last month.
Ardern told reporters in Auckland that Sri Lanka is in the early stages of its investigation, and that New Zealand plans to stand back and allow it to proceed. She said she hadn't been in direct contact with Sri Lanka, although officials...
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Judge: $750K bail for 3 ex-officers accused in Floyd's death

Judge: $750K bail for 3 ex-officers accused in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS - A judge set bail at $750,000 apiece Thursday for three fired Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the killing of George Floyd, as a... Read more ...

AP source: NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

AP source: NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

It is the most significant step yet in the process of trying to resume a season that was suspended nearly three months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

After protests, Virginia governor orders removal of Robert E. Lee statue

After protests, Virginia governor orders removal of Robert E. Lee statue

“You see, in Virginia, we no longer preach a false version of history. One that pretends the Civil War was about ‘state rights' and not the evils of slavery. No one believes... Read more ...

Kanye West donates $2 million, pays college tuition for George Floyd's daughter

Kanye West donates $2 million, pays college tuition for George Floyd's daughter

Kanye West has made a $2 million donation to support the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbrery and Breonna Taylor, along with black-owned businesses in crisis in his native... Read more ...

Facebook slaps labels on state-controlled media amid anger over Trump's posts

Facebook slaps labels on state-controlled media amid anger over Trump's posts

LONDON - Facebook took steps Thursday to reduce the role of state-backed media outlets from Russia and China on its global platform amid controversy over how the social... Read more ...

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

U.S. officials say a Navy veteran who's been detained in Iran for nearly two years has been released and is making his way home, with the first leg on a Swiss government aircraft. Read more ...

Nearly 43 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits during the...

Nearly 43 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits during the pandemic

1.9 million workers filed for unemployment last week, the ninth straight weekly decline as more businesses reopen. Read more ...

Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from parties at Lake of Ozarks

Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from parties at Lake of Ozarks

Camden County Health Department reported Friday that a person from Boone County who had attended the parties tested positive for the virus. Read more ...

Congress has approved more than $3 trillion in coronavirus relief. Here's...

Congress has approved more than $3 trillion in coronavirus relief. Here's what's happened to it

In March, Congress authorized trillions of dollars in spending to help address the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic - much of it aimed at getting cash into... Read more ...

New suspect identified in disappearance of Madeleine McCann

New suspect identified in disappearance of Madeleine McCann

British and German authorities are investigating a new suspect in connection with the disappearance of 3-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann, who went missing 13 years ago. Read more ...