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VOA 2018-03-26
03-26-2018, 09:21 PM
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VOA 2018-03-26

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VOA 2018-03-26
1. French president Emmanuel Macron says the armed men who took hostages in a supermarket killed 3 people and wounded 16 others. Macron said our country has suffered an Islamist terrorist attack//. The president added two people are still in critical condition. The suspect Radouane Lakdim, who was 26, first hijacked a car and claimed a victim. He later entered the supermarket and took multiple hostage. Lakdim was shot and killed by police. A police officer who took the place of a female hostage is fighting for his life, according to Macron.

2. US president Donald Trump has signed a 1.3 trillion dollar spending bill in Friday. The president said at a media briefing he will never sign a bill like this again. There are a lot of things I am not happy about in this bill. There are a lot of things that we should not have had in this bill, but we were in a sense, forced if we want to build a military we were forced to have. Trump first threatened to veto the measure, saying it lacked protections for un-documentary immigrants who have arrived in the US as children and funding for his proposed border wall. The bill's passage prevented a mid-night federal government shutdown.

3.The Justice Dept is proposing rule changes that will effectively band bump-stop. US attorney general Jeff Session said on Friday a bump-stop allows a semi-automatic weapon to fire like a machine gun. They have been the objective controversy since a mass shooting in Las Vegas Nevada last year, where 58 people died and 100 more were injured.

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4. The Trump administration announced criminal charges and sanctions Friday against 9 Iranians accused in a government-sponsored hacking scheme. The goal was to pilfer sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and American government agencies.

5. China responded swiftly to President Trump's announce plan to levy tariff sum up to 60 billion dollars on Chinese goods. BJ announce it's mulling retaliatory measures that will target 128 different US imports.

6. A Spanish supreme court judge has charged 13 catalan separatist politicians, including former president Carles Puigdemont with rebellion for their attempt to declare independence from Spain. Puigdemont spoke on Friday at an event at the university of // on the European union's response to the situation. I'm very disappointed for one think. not for each position of about independence, but for each silence facing the violation of the European chart for the // rights. That is not acceptable. The charge for rebellion is punishable by more than 20 years in prison.

7. Peru has a new president Martín Vizcarra. He promised to fight corruption head-on as he took power Friday and vowed to heal the bitter wounds left by a vote buying scandal that forced his predecessor from office. In his first address as president, Vizcarra appealed for national unity and urged young Peruvians not to succumb to cynicism. He added don't lose faith in our institutions.

8.European union leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel back to Britain Thursday, blaming Moscow over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy. Reuters// has more. Teresa May receiving a show of support in Brussels following a never agent attack at British soil. EU leaders backed Britain and blaming Russia and re// the invo// to Moscow in a symbolic protest. We had a very long discussion, that reached a broad consensus that all evidence point to Russia shall be linked to this attack. that there is really no other explanation. All member states agreed with this point of view and will monitor the situation to see what happens next. A st// welcomes by May who want the threat Russia poses respects no borders. That was //.

9. Nigeria's president welcomed to his official residence more than 100 girls, who were released by Boko Haram Wednesday, after being kidnapped last month. One girl is still being held by Boko Haram.
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