Friday, 3 Apr 2020

Amy Klobuchar Says She’s Raised ‘Over $12 Million’ Since New Hampshire Debate

U.S. May Stop Sale of Jet Engines by GE Venture to China: DJ

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The Trump administration is considering a proposal to stop the sale of jet engines made by a General Electric Co. joint venture to a new airliner in China, Dow Jones reported, citing a person familiar with the discussions.

The administration may not issue a license that would allow the venture with France’s Safran SA to export more LEAP 1C jet engines to China, the news wire reported, citing the person who wasn’t identified. The engines would be used to build the Comac C919 jetliner, part of a series of new planes, it added, with some in the administration concerned they could be reverse-engineered.

The new license is on the agenda for a meeting of administration officials Thursday, Dow Jones said. The White House and U.S. Trade Representative didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment on the report on Saturday.

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London fire: Hackney tower block on fire – firefighters race to scene

Video footage shows fire crews attending the fire, in Jordell Road, Hackney, East London. It is not yet known if there are any injuries. has contacted London Fire Brigade for a comment. 

This is a breaking story. More to follow. 

Man injured in downtown Toronto shooting

Toronto police say a man in his 20s was injured in a shooting in the city’s downtown core early Sunday.

Police said officers were called to the area of Yonge and Gerrard streets around 4:30 a.m. for reports of a shooting.

The victim was located in the area and was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

There is no word on any arrests in connection with the shooting and no suspect information has been released.

Investigators remained at the scene into the morning Sunday.

China’s Economy Won’t Be Overwhelmed by Virus Epidemic: Xinhua

The novel coronavirus epidemic had some temporary impact on China’s economy but won’t overwhelm it, the official Xinhua News Agency says in a commentary on its website.

Sound long-term economic trends haven’t changed, the commentary says, adding that the Chinese economy is a sea, not a small pond.

Some new industries including research and development of medical robots are developing quickly to offset the impact, Xinhua says. Positive signs have been seen amid the epidemic.

— With assistance by Jing Jin

Russian-backed Syrian army seizes most of rebel-held Aleppo province: state media

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian state media said on Sunday government forces had seized most of rebel-held Aleppo province in another major gain by a Russian-backed offensive.

Russian warplanes mounted heavy air strikes in the area on Sunday, bombing towns including Anadan, which was later seized by Syrian government forces backed by Iranian-backed militias, activists reported.

Car bomb explodes near Syria-Turkey border: witnesses

AMMAN (Reuters) – A car bomb‮ ‬exploded on Sunday in‮ ‬the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the‮ ‬Turkish border, causing several casualties, witnesses said on Sunday.

The Arab town, from which Turkish-backed forces last October pushed out the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, has seen a spate of car blasts that has killed dozens of civilians. It was not clear if those caught up in the blast were killed or wounded.

There was no immediate comment from the authorities.

Expect traffic delays westbound Portage at Main this long weekend

Water work by the City of Winnipeg is restricting the flow of traffic in the city centre this long weekend.

Westbound Portage Avenue was down to one lane from east of Main Street to Fort Street as of Sunday.

Crews working in front of 201 Portage Ave. contributed to a backlog of vehicles.

The city said work is expected to continue through until Tuesday.

Information on closures, including timelines and locations, can be found on the city’s lane closures webpage.

Amy Klobuchar Says She’s Raised ‘Over $12 Million’ Since New Hampshire Debate

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said she has raised $12 million in the days since the last Democratic debate in New Hampshire on Feb. 8. 

During a “Face The Nation” interview on Sunday, Klobuchar announced her fundraising haul in response to a question about her ability to attract a broader base of voters than she has so far managed.

“Finally, I’ve gotten the resources I need,” Klobuchar said, adding that she plans to use the money to reach out to more diverse voters.

Klobuchar placed third in the New Hampshire primary, but her meager support among Black and Latino voters has led many to question whether her campaign can compete in more diverse states, including upcoming races in Nevada and South Carolina.  

A Quinnipiac poll released Monday showed Klobuchar registering zero percent of the Black vote nationally. 

Klobuchar said a recent endorsement from the Las Vegas Sun, a Nevada newspaper, and strong attendance at recent campaign events suggest she will perform well in the Nevada caucuses on Feb. 22.

Watch a clip from Klobuchar’s interview here:

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