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Nations, airlines grounding Boeing's 737 MAX

Nations, airlines grounding Boeing's 737 MAXParis (AFP) – The United States on Wednesday became the latest nation to bar flights of Boeing's 737 MAX medium-haul jets in response to Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board.



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Criticism of FAA mounts as other nations ground Boeing jets

Criticism of FAA mounts as other nations ground Boeing jetsWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is facing mounting criticism for backing the airworthiness of Boeing's 737 Max jets as the number of countries that have grounded the aircraft grows in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash over the weekend.



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The nations grounding their Boeing 737s

The nations grounding their Boeing 737sA number of countries have grounded Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 medium-haul workhorse jet in response to the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board. There are some 350 of the 737 MAX 8 planes currently in service around the world. While some countries and airlines have opted to ground the planes, others are continuing to fly the aircraft pending an investigation into the crash and possible guidance from Boeing itself.



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EU nations back Venezuela's Guaido as Maduro faces rising pressure

EU nations back Venezuela's Guaido as Maduro faces rising pressureThe coordinated recognition by a flood of European Union nations including Britain, Germany, France and Spain followed the expiration of an ultimatum for Maduro to call a new presidential election, aligning them with Washington and against Russia and China. “From today, we will spare no effort in helping all Venezuelans achieve freedom, prosperity and harmony,” Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said as he announced Madrid had recognized Guaido, the head of Venezuela’s National Assembly who declared himself last month to be the oil-rich South American country’s interim ruler. Eleven of the 14 members of the so-called Lima Group, including Argentina, Brazil and Canada, reiterated their support for Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate interim leader and called for free elections.



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Latin American Nations Rally Around U.S. in Break From Past

Latin American Nations Rally Around U.S. in Break From PastIn a quick succession of statements, eleven Latin countries followed Trump’s lead to recognize Juan Guaido, the leader of Venezuela’s national assembly, as the country’s interim president. The shift stems in part from the receding “pink tide” of left-leaning governments which has given way to administrations eager for closer ties with the U.S., and also from the sheer scale of the tragedy in Venezuela, said Benjamin Gedan, a former South America director at the White House’s National Security Council during the Obama administration.



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EU nations put Venezuela's Maduro on notice

EU nations put Venezuela's Maduro on noticeThe European Union and several of its member governments gave embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro an ultimatum on Saturday, saying they would recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as president unless he calls elections within eight days. The coordinated announcements are the most explicit yet from EU countries as the 28-member bloc struggles to draft a joint statement with regards to its position on the crisis in Venezuela. Here is a roundup of European statements after the United States, Canada and major South American governments recognised opposition leader Juan Guaido, who proclaimed himself acting president in a challenge to Maduro.



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US, S. American nations recognize Maduro opponent as interim leader

US, S. American nations recognize Maduro opponent as interim leaderThe US, Canada and several major South American nations recognized the head of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled legislature as the country’s interim leader on Wednesday, leaving President Nicolas Maduro increasingly isolated. Major regional players Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru all gave their backing to Juan Guaido’s self-proclamation as Venezuela’s acting president, which he made in front of crowd of tens of thousands of supporters in Caracas. Mexico, however, stood apart, saying it recognizes “the authorities elected in accordance with the Venezuelan constitution,” seen as a lukewarm nod to Maduro.



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Nations count cost of 2018 climate disasters

Nations count cost of 2018 climate disastersClimate change-induced disasters cost nations at least $ 100 billion in 2018, a watchdog said Thursday, warning the spate of deadly wildfires, floods and superstorms was “a shadow” of things to come if greenhouse gas emissions aren’t slashed. This year is set to be the fourth hottest on record and as planet-warming carbon and methane levels in the atmosphere continue to rise, extreme weather events such as the devastating blazes that destroyed swathes of California are likely to become far more common. “2018 showed the catastrophic threat that climate change presents the world.



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Trump Appoints State Department's Heather Nauert As U.S. Ambassador To United Nations

Trump Appoints State Department's Heather Nauert As U.S. Ambassador To United NationsState Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has been chosen as the U.S.



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Alarm sounded, nations urged to act at UN climate talks

Alarm sounded, nations urged to act at UN climate talksWith the direst warnings yet of impending environmental disaster still ringing in their ears, representatives from nearly 200 nations gather Sunday in Poland to firm up their plan to prevent catastrophic climate change. The UN climate summit comes at a crucial juncture in mankind’s response to planetary warming. The smaller, poorer nations that will bare its devastating brunt are pushing for richer states to make good on the promises they made in the 2015 Paris agreement.



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