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Venezuela 'on alert,' suspends links with Curacao to block aid

Venezuela 'on alert,' suspends links with Curacao to block aidVenezuela’s military said Tuesday it was on alert at its frontiers following threats by US President Donald Trump and suspended air and sea links with the island of Curacao ahead of a planned aid shipment. Opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido has vowed to bring aid in from various points Saturday “one way or another” despite military efforts to block it. “The armed forces will remain deployed and on alert along the borders… to avoid any violations of territorial integrity,” said Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino.



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Oxford University suspends funding from China's Huawei

Oxford University suspends funding from China's HuaweiThe University of Oxford said on Thursday it has stopped accepting funding from China’s Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the leading global supplier of telecoms network equipment, after scrutiny over the company’s relationship with China’s government. “Oxford University decided on January 8 this year that it will not pursue new funding opportunities with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd or its related group companies at present,” the university said in a statement. “The decision has been taken in the light of public concerns raised in recent months surrounding UK partnerships with Huawei.



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New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacre

New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacreFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, saying he "repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership."



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Florida governor suspends sheriff for response to school massacre

Florida governor suspends sheriff for response to school massacreDeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel showed leadership failures in the shooting that left 14 students and three adults dead at the hands of a lone gunman on Feb. 14, 2018. “The massacre might never have happened had Broward had better leadership in the sheriff’s department,” DeSantis said during a news conference outside the Broward Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. Israel, a Democrat who has served as the elected sheriff of the agency with 5,800 employees since 2013, accused the newly elected Republican governor of a power grab.



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DeSantis Officially Suspends Broward Sheriff over Response to Parkland Shooting

DeSantis Officially Suspends Broward Sheriff over Response to Parkland ShootingNewly elected Florida governor Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over failing’s in his department’s response to the mass shooting that left 17 people dead at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School last February. “Sheriff Israel has repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership,” DeSantis said in a statement. “He failed to protect Floridians and visitors during the tragic Fort Lauderdale International Airport shooting in 2017.



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Brazil court suspends Boeing-Embraer tie-up

Brazil court suspends Boeing-Embraer tie-upA Brazilian federal court on Thursday suspended a proposed $ 4.75 billion tie-up between US aerospace giant Boeing and the civilian business of Brazilian plane-maker Embraer pending the government of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro taking office. The Sao Paulo court said it was it was taking action to avoid “possible concrete acts” being taken on the aviation deal before the new administration comes in under Bolsonaro, who takes over on January 1. The court added it was suspending “any concrete effect” of the Embraer board’s decision over transferring commercial operations to Boeing.



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Richard Branson Suspends Saudi Talks Over Missing Journalist Khashoggi

Richard Branson Suspends Saudi Talks Over Missing Journalist KhashoggiWashington Post columnist Khashoggi was last seen entering the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, triggering an allegation by Turkish officials that he may have been murdered there. Saudi officials say Khashoggi left the building unharmed on the same day. “What has reportedly happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi Government,” Branson said in an Oct. 11 statement posted on the Virgin website.



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Branson suspends Saudi links over missing journalist

Branson suspends Saudi links over missing journalistBritish entrepreneur Richard Branson is suspending two directorships linked to tourism projects in Saudi Arabia following the unexplained disappearance in Turkey of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a statement late Thursday, Branson said also that his Virgin group would suspend discussions with Saudi Arabia over proposed investment in Virgin Galactic, which is set to carry out its first space flight within weeks.



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