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The Latest: Ex-Obama WH aide denies guilt in lobbying case

The Latest: Ex-Obama WH aide denies guilt in lobbying caseWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on court appearances of two political consultants in foreign lobbying cases that grew out of the Russia probe (all times local):



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Ex-U.S. Vice President Biden denies inappropriate conduct over alleged kiss

Ex-U.S. Vice President Biden denies inappropriate conduct over alleged kissBiden has said he does not recall the 2014 incident. The allegation was made in an online essay published on Friday by Lucy Flores, a party activist who was running to be Nevada’s lieutenant governor. Flores said Biden also touched her shoulders and smelled her hair when they appeared at an event together, making her feel uncomfortable.



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Joe Biden denies kissing activist without consent but admits 'I may not recall these moments the same way'

Joe Biden denies kissing activist without consent but admits 'I may not recall these moments the same way'Former vice president Joe Biden – a man who would start as favourite among Democratic presidential candidates – has denied kissing a political activist without her consent, an accusation that could create problems for him if he enters the 2020 race.Two days after Lucy Flores, a Democratic activist and elected politician from Nevada, claimed Mr Biden had kissed her on the head at an event in 2014 and made her feel uncomfortable, he said he did not believe he had ever once “acted inappropriately”.Yet, he also admitted his memory may be different to that of others. “I may not recall these moments the same way, and I may be surprised at what I hear,” he said in a statement on Sunday morning. “But we have arrived at an important time when women feel they can and should relate their experiences, and men should pay attention. And I will.”Mr Biden, 76, has said he has “95 per cent” decided he will contest for the Democratic presidential nomination for 2020, and some reports suggest he will formally announce some time in April. If he does run, it would be his third attempt.An average of polls collated by Real Clear Politics puts Mr Biden a clear eight points ahead of his nearest Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, who in turn is eleven points clear of Kamala Harris. Beto O’Rourke is in fourth position, and Elizabeth Warren is in fifth.But while Mr Biden tops such polls, commentators have pointed out that after almost four decades in political life, the man who was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and has long seen himself as a champion of the working class, has considerable baggage.Ms Flores, a member of the Nevada state assembly and an activist with Mr Sanders’ Our Revolution group, said the vice president had “inhaled” her hair and kissed the back of her head just before she went on stage. The event was being held for him to endorse her Democratic candidacy. In an article published in The Cut, Ms Flores said: “I was mortified. I thought to myself, ‘I didn’t wash my hair today and the vice-president of the United States is smelling it. And also, what in the actual f***? Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?”> Statement from @JoeBiden this morning. pic.twitter.com/EbCchX2npU> > — Bill Russo (@BillR) > > March 31, 2019This is not the first time Mr Biden faced criticism over seminally awkward or inappropriate interactions with women in public.In 2015, the Washington Post’s comedy writer Alexandra Petri wrote an article titled “What are we going to do about Creepy Uncle Joe Biden?”. The name has stuck.On Sunday morning, White House advisor Kellyanne Conway, took an opportunity to attack Mr Biden. In an interview on Fox News, Ms Conway said Ms Flores, was “very bold to come forward” against someone in her own political party and wondered why Mr Biden had not apologised to her.Mr Biden also faces questions about his age and his questionable record on race relations.While commentators say some African Americans – especially older ones – could back his candidacy because of the support the provided to Barack Obama’s presidency, they also point to his support of the controversial 1994 crime bill that discriminated against minority communities, and his disrespectful questioning of Anita Hill when she testified against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.In recent weeks, Mr Biden met with Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost her bid to win the governorship of Georgia last year. Reports have suggested, Mr Biden’s advisors have been considering the option of him announcing with a declared running mate, and that they would love Ms Abrams, an African American and a rising star within the party, to be on the ticket with him.



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Ex-U.S. Vice President Biden denies inappropriate conduct over alleged kiss

Ex-U.S. Vice President Biden denies inappropriate conduct over alleged kissBiden has said he does not recall the 2014 incident. The allegation was made in an online essay published on Friday by Lucy Flores, a party activist who was running to be Nevada’s lieutenant governor. Flores said Biden also touched her shoulders and smelled her hair when they appeared at an event together, making her feel uncomfortable.



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Ethiopian Airlines Denies Reports That Pilot in Boeing 737 MAX Crash Was Not Properly Trained

Ethiopian Airlines Denies Reports That Pilot in Boeing 737 MAX Crash Was Not Properly TrainedThey were prepared to fly a Boeing 737 Max 8, the airline said



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Trump denies 'rising threat' from white nationalism in wake of Christchurch mosque atrocity

Trump denies 'rising threat' from white nationalism in wake of Christchurch mosque atrocityDonald Trump has said he does not see white nationalism as a rising global threat, after 49 people were killed in a racist attack on two mosques in New Zealand. Speaking to journalists following the shootings in Christchurch, the US president claimed white supremacists were “a small group of people that have very, very serious problems”. Asked by a reporter on Friday if he saw “white nationalism as a rising threat around the world”, Mr Trump replied: “I don’t really.



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India launches air strike in Pakistan; Islamabad denies militant camp hit

India launches air strike in Pakistan; Islamabad denies militant camp hitPakistan said it would respond at a time and place of its choice, with a military spokesman even alluding to its nuclear arsenal, highlighting the escalation in hostile rhetoric from both two sides since a suicide bombing in Kashmir this month. The spokesman said a command and control authority meeting, which decides over the use of nuclear weapons, had been convened for Wednesday, adding: “You all know what that means.” The air strike near Balakot, a town 50 km (30 miles) from the frontier, was the deepest cross-border raid launched by India since the last of its three wars with Pakistan in 1971 but there were competing claims about any damage caused. The Indian government, facing an election in the coming months, said the air strikes hit a training camp belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), the group that claimed a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir on Feb. 14.



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India launches air strike in Pakistan; Islamabad denies militant camp hit

India launches air strike in Pakistan; Islamabad denies militant camp hitPakistan said it would respond at a time and place of its choice, with a military spokesman even alluding to its nuclear arsenal, highlighting the escalation in hostile rhetoric from both two sides since a suicide bombing in Kashmir this month. The spokesman said a command and control authority meeting, which decides over the use of nuclear weapons, had been convened for Wednesday, adding: “You all know what that means.” The air strike near Balakot, a town 50 km (30 miles) from the frontier, was the deepest cross-border raid launched by India since the last of its three wars with Pakistan in 1971 but there were competing claims about any damage caused. The Indian government, facing an election in the coming months, said the air strikes hit a training camp belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), the group that claimed a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir on Feb. 14.



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Robert Kraft 'categorically' denies soliciting sex at spa after police said he was filmed twice in the act

Robert Kraft 'categorically' denies soliciting sex at spa after police said he was filmed twice in the actNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has “categorically” denied soliciting sex at a spa in Florida after police said he was filmed doing so twice. Mr Kraft, 77, faces two counts of soliciting sex from a prostitute. The billionaire is one of two dozen men who were arrested for allegedly paying $ 59 (£45) for a half-hour and $ 79 (£60) for an hour of sex at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida.



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American Airlines denies man was on flight from Los Angeles

American Airlines denies man was on flight from Los AngelesAmerican Airlines had a huge mix-up when they claimed to have no trace of a passenger.



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