• Maria Butina Guilty In Foreign Agent Case, Admits Clandestine Influence Scheme
Maria Butina Guilty In Foreign Agent Case, Admits Clandestine Influence Scheme

Butina could be deported after doing time, but may also be eligible for supervised release if she stays in the US, the judge suggested . No sentencing date was set. He was hit with sanctions by the U.S. Treasury Department in April. In Spain, federal law enforcement has investigated Torshin for alleged money laundering and working with Alexa...

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  • Journalists, paper are TIME's Person of the Year
Journalists, paper are TIME's Person of the Year

US President Donald Trump , the 2016 " Person of the Year ", was the bookmakers' favorite this year but in the end was runner-up. "And that's why it's so important that time magazine use its status of the person of the year award to highlight this grave threat to democracy".

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  • Theresa May promises MPs she won't stand in next general election
Theresa May promises MPs she won't stand in next general election

In her defiant statement on the steps of Downing Street soon after the no-confidence vote was announced on Wednesday morning, May said changing the Conservative Party leader would "put our country's future at risk and create uncertainty when we can least afford it".

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  • French armed police conduct operation in Strasbourg's Neudorf district
French armed police conduct operation in Strasbourg's Neudorf district

On Thursday, a police operation was underway in the La Meinau district of the eastern France city, with reports of gunfire. Other witnesses described shots and screaming after the gunman opened fire at the Christmas market Tuesday evening in a city that's home to the European Parliament and considers itself a capital of Europe - and promotes it...

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  • Teenager charged with killing schoolmate who was pregnant with his child
Teenager charged with killing schoolmate who was pregnant with his child

Trejo was charged Monday with murder and feticide in St. Johnson County Superior Court, after Rouhselang's body was found Sunday morning in a trash container behind a restaurant near her home in Mishawaka, a city located about 154 miles north of Indianapolis.

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  • India PM Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP loses key elections in 3 states
India PM Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP loses key elections in 3 states

Television footage showed Congress workers bursting firecrackers and dancing at regional party offices in both states. In a tweet , Modi congratulated the Congress party for its victory and said he accepted the outcome with humility. But with the Congress improving its strength, pressure would be on parties like the BSP and the SP to join a Co...

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  • Commons Brexit deal vote will definitely go ahead, says Gove
Commons Brexit deal vote will definitely go ahead, says Gove

A vote could take place next week or even be delayed until early January, although this would allow less time for the ensuing Brexit legislation to be passed through parliament before 29 March. Brexiteers say this does not deliver Brexit , and rather locks the United Kingdom into an even more unfavourable arrangement with the European Union, wit...

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  • No Confidence Vote In Theresa May Triggered By Tory MPs
No Confidence Vote In Theresa May Triggered By Tory MPs

May's move on the eve of the scheduled parliamentary vote opens up an array of possible outcomes ranging from a disorderly Brexit without a deal, a last-minute deal clinched just weeks before Britain's March 29 exit, or another European Union referendum.

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  • Only Trump can hear Paris mobs chanting his name
Only Trump can hear Paris mobs chanting his name

Police are searching people throughout zones of central Paris and confiscating goggles and gas masks from journalists who use them to protect against tear gas while covering demonstrations. Most of those arrested - more than 500 according to the French government - were charged with carrying items that could be used as projectiles, with police...

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  • Gay MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle thrown out of Parliament for taking mace
Gay MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle thrown out of Parliament for taking mace

Unlike Labour the SNP, as a minor Westminster opposition party, is unable to table a no-confidence motion. "It cannot be right that the Government can unilaterally alter the arrangements, once this House has agreed on a timetable, without the House being given the opportunity to express its will".

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  • Detained Canadian in China probed for harming national security
Detained Canadian in China probed for harming national security

If China requests for Meng's release, Trump said it could be a possible outcome depending on what happens during the trade negotiations. Michael Kovrig , an adviser with the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based non-governmental organisation, speaks during an interview.

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  • Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff
Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff

Here's a list of where several of the candidates stand right now. The president said on Saturday current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly would leave the post by year's end. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has been working on negotiations between the United States and China as the two nations strive toward new trade agreement...

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  • Top US Democrat says Trump may face jail over hush money
Top US Democrat says Trump may face jail over hush money

The President is facing off against a series of accusations put together by a team of investigators. Since Trump won the 2016 presidential election , United States authorities have been investigating allegations that his campaign team somehow colluded with Russian Federation, claiming that Moscow hacked the election process in order to help hi...

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  • Saudi foreign minister rules out extraditing suspects in Khashoggi case
Saudi foreign minister rules out extraditing suspects in Khashoggi case

Arrest warrants were issued in Turkey for former Saudi intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and former royal adviser Saud al-Qahtani. Riyadh was at first in denial about the killing, but finally said Khashoggi had been murdered during a "rogue" operation.

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  • For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime
For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime

In court, the NY prosecutors and attorneys representing Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the president's campaign, made their case for why Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , and his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort , deserve imprisonment.

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  • Neo-Nazi found guilty of murder in violent Charlottesville white supremacist rally
Neo-Nazi found guilty of murder in violent Charlottesville white supremacist rally

The attack killed Heather Heyer and injured many others. Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy said he hopes the verdict "allows our community to take another step toward healing and moving forward". Three months before the incident, Fields also posted a meme on Instagram, showing an image of a crowd of people being hit by a auto. "I fel...

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  • Comey Says House Committees Mostly Asked About Clinton Email Probe
Comey Says House Committees Mostly Asked About Clinton Email Probe

While Comey praised Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, he blasted Trump's repeated public gripes with the justice system. "Rep. Darrell Issa , R-Calif., told reporters that some lawmakers have been frustrated with the testimony so far and that Comey didn't seem upset about being told by his lawyers that he doesn't have to answ...

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  • UN General Assembly rejects US-backed resolution to condemn Hamas
UN General Assembly rejects US-backed resolution to condemn Hamas

At the center of the American proposal, formulated together with Israel, was the condemnation of Hamas rocket fire and its use of civilian infrastructure for military purposes against Israel. This was echoed by his counterpart with the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Tala Abu Zarifa, who suggested that the failure to get the resol...

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  • Trump chooses army general to lead Joint Chiefs of Staff
Trump chooses army general to lead Joint Chiefs of Staff

If confirmed by the Senate, Milley would succeed Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Milley is a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and has served as the Army's top officer since August 2015. The chairman is the highest-ranking officer in the US military and is the top military adviser to the president. T...

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  • North Korea Seen Expanding Missile Base
North Korea Seen Expanding Missile Base

There was no immediate reaction from the Trump administration Thursday to the reports that raised concern in national security circles about the pace of denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang . His remarks come as the North has protested the sanctions regime, contributing to the recent impasse in U.S. "North Korea appears to h...

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  • White House Says Latest Mueller Filings Do Nothing to Damage Trump
White House Says Latest Mueller Filings Do Nothing to Damage Trump

Manafort, who maintains he has been truthful with Mueller, managed Trump's campaign for three months in 2016. The meeting did not take place. In a heavily redacted court filing, Robert Mueller's office said Manafort lied about ongoing contacts he had with administration officials after striking a plea agreement; lied about a debt payment he m...

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  • Three Takeaways as Trump Picks Former Fox Anchor for UN Envoy Post
Three Takeaways as Trump Picks Former Fox Anchor for UN Envoy Post

If she gets the job, Nauert would take the post with less clout than Haley, a former SC governor who announced in October that she would step down at the end of this year. Haley, in what could be a final diplomatic push, on Thursday failed in a bid for the UN General Assembly to condemn the Palestinian Hamas movement for firing rockets at Israel.

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  • Huawei exec faces United States fraud charges linked to Iran
Huawei exec faces United States fraud charges linked to Iran

He also outlined the Byzantine structure and what he called a constantly changing nature of US sanctions against Iran. She allegedly assured USA banks that Huawei and Skycom were different companies but prosecutors say they were one and the same.

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  • Dutch police raid 'dozens' of homes in European mafia crackdown
Dutch police raid 'dozens' of homes in European mafia crackdown

Masked police stand in an ice cream parlour in Duisburg, western Germany, as authorities conduct coordinated raids in Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands in a crackdown on the Italian mafia . "They are in charge of drug trafficking in Germany, and they launder money by reinvesting it in legitimate businesses like restaurants", said Christi...

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  • Anxious father of missing British backpacker on his way to New Zealand
Anxious father of missing British backpacker on his way to New Zealand

Police would not comment on her bank account or cellphone activity. A missing persons report was filed on Wednesday and "initial investigations are underway", New Zealand Police told Yahoo7. Her family in the United Kingdom raised the alarm on Monday and Detective Inspector Scott Beard said her disappearance was "out of character". Her brother ...

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  • Saudi Arabia ambassador returns to USA after Khashoggi's killing
Saudi Arabia ambassador returns to USA after Khashoggi's killing

A team of 15 Saudi agents, allegedly sent by Qahtani, assassinated Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul . Both advisors were dismissed amid the fallout from the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi . However, several reports have suggested that the Saudi prince was involved in the murder. Saudi Arabia has so far de...

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  • Rudy Giuliani Blames Twitter For His Internet Ignorance
Rudy Giuliani Blames Twitter For His Internet Ignorance

While Trump's lawyer didn't comment on the mistake, netizens were keen to laugh at Giuliani, who had earlier served as an informal cybersecurity adviser to the U.S. But he tried to post a tweet with.rudygiuliani, for instance, it wouldn't create a link. Because of how Twitter works, hyperlinks are automatically created when valid domain...

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  • Graham, Corker Say Clear Saudi Crown Prince Culpable in Khashoggi's Death
Graham, Corker Say Clear Saudi Crown Prince Culpable in Khashoggi's Death

If he was in front of a jury he would be convicted in 30 minutes . Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, 2018. The CIA director is set to meet Republican and Democratic Senate leaders, as well as the chairmen and ranking senators on the key national security committees.

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  • Iran Test Launches Multiple-Warhead Ballistic Missile
Iran Test Launches Multiple-Warhead Ballistic Missile

The Secretary of State is now in Brussels , Belgium, attending a summit of foreign ministers of NATO member states, meant to discuss the main security challenges that the alliance faces, including the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

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  • Government must publish Brexit legal advice
Government must publish Brexit legal advice

The amendment isn't legally binding - but it carries huge political weight and would be very hard for the government to ignore. The Government said after the vote that it would now publish the full advice. May and her government objected to this ruling, saying that it was pointless because they planned to go through with Brexit. The amendment sti...

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