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NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

In addition to the bombs in Manhattan, Rahimi was accused of planting a bomb on the route of a charity running race in New Jersey, which exploded without injuring anyone, and shooting at New Jersey police before being captured. While imprisoned, Rahi...

NEC will finalise Zuma transition on Monday- Ramaphosa

On Sunday, the ANC marked the commemoration of Mandela from prison in Cape Town. It said the leaders, who have participated in discussions on Zuma's exit, dropped out because of "various other commitments". ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa called fo...

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has paid tribute to Barlow on Twitter, writing: "This life is fleeting, as we all know - the Muse we serve is not". "With a broken heart I have to announce that EFF's founder, visionary, and our ongoing inspiration, ...

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Will Pay for Funeral of Edwin Jackson

Jackson and the driver of his ride-share auto Jeffrey Monroe were killed Sunday morning after a black Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 37-year-old undocumented immigrant man struck both of them as they were standing on the side of a highway, accordin...

US Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

Under Congress' arcane ways, a broad-brush agreement to increase legally binding spending "caps" - which would otherwise keep the budgets for the military and domestic agencies essentially frozen - would be approved, then followed by a far more detai...

Palestinian martyred in alleged knife attack in W. Bank

Israeli soldiers killed, on Wednesday morning, a young Palestinian man near Karmei Tzur illegal Israeli colony, which was built on Palestinian lands in Hebron, after he reportedly stabbed and lightly injured a guard. The U.S. move drew condemnation...

Angela Merkel's conservatives reach a coalition deal with the Social Democrats

Members of Germany's Social Democratic Party will be able to have their say on the coalition deal that the party struck with Angela Merkel's conservatives Wednesday, the country's Constitutional Court ruled. Observers expect the referendum to be ...

TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley

The bomb exploded on Saturday evening when the soldiers were playing volleyball after duty in the unit's sports area. As per Pakistani media reports, the banned outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Emergency declared in Maldives

In addition to Nasheed, the other top political leaders named in the order included Jumhoory Party (JP) leader Gasim Ibrahim, religiously conservative Adhaalath Party (AP) leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla, former defence minister Mohamed Nazim, former vic...

Waymo, Uber trade barbs in opening arguments in self-driving case

In opening statements before a 10-person jury, the two firms traded accusations against each other amid the civil case that could help determine who emerges in the forefront of the autonomous vehicle business, Reuters reports. "The central issue in t...

Julian Assange loses bid to have United Kingdom arrest warrant dropped

After the ruling , one of Assange's lawyers, Mark Summers, asked whether it was in the public interest to keep pursuing his client for breach of bail. to face trial over the leaking of hundreds of thousands of secret USA military and diplomatic docu...

Adam Schiff 'must be stopped' as Democrats push to release dueling memo

According to the memo, a number of then top USA law enforcement leaders abused their power by inappropriately obtaining a surveillance warrant on Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump presidential campaign until September 2016.

Iraq says USA downsizes troops in Iraq after IS defeat

In public statements, USA officials have suggested that while the Iraqi-led coalition has taken back lands in Syria and Iraq, the threat remains real. According to a coalition press release, the enduring US military presence in Iraq will be conditi...

U.S. says Syria may be developing new types of chemical weapons

On Friday, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters his government was concerned sarin gas may have been recently used in Syria. Administration officials said Trump has not ruled out additional military action to deter chemical attacks or to ...

NK's ceremonial leader to lead high-level delegation to S. Korea

The two Koreas' athletes will march under one flag at the opening ceremony. On Friday, Yun told reporters that the United States wants to open dialogue with the North for its denuclearization. North Korea warned that it would not "sit idle" if ...

Court sentences London mosque attacker to 43-years in prison

Judge Bobbie Cheema-Grubb said Osborne's mind had been "poisoned" by far-right ideas as she sentenced the 48-year-old to life with no chance of parole for 43 years. A handwritten note found in the van and Osborne's comments to the police caught on ...

Trump Implores Senate To Vote On Hardline Immigration Bill

President Donald Trump is calling on Senate Republicans to bring his immigration framework to a vote. Some Republicans have indicated they want a full-year of defense spending attached to a short-term bill, and conservatives in the House have su...

Safadi briefs Arab counterparts on efforts to address US Jerusalem move

The US decision adds to Palestinian anger at Washington following its decision in December to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite the final status of the city being one of the key points to be decided in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks....

Shopian killing: Army files its version

The police has already registered a murder case against the Army unit while government has ordered a Magisterial probe into the firing incident. They said Rayees Ahmad Ganie, who was critically wounded when Army opened fire to disperse stone pelt...

U.S. sanctions Hamas chief; lists him on terror list

The U.S. State Department said in a press release it has designated Haniyeh, as well as the jihadist groups Harakat al-Sabireen, Liwa al Thawra and Harakat Sawa'd Misr (HASM) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. " This decision will not det...

Tariq Ramadan: French police question Muslim scholar over rape claims

Le Monde and Le Parisien newspapers reported past year that two women recently filed complaints in France against Ramadan for an alleged rape in 2009 and an assault in 2012. I had a great admiration for him for years. She described the alleged assa...

Kenya switches off TV stations amid opposition swearing-in fete

The party said the swearing-in is based on the annulled results of the August 8 presidential election, which they believe they won, but claim it was rigged to favour President Uhuru Kenyatta. Although there is no legal backing for Odinga's "inaugurat...

Services exports grew at 16.2% during Apr-Sept: Economic Survey

Edited excerpts: What should be the action points for the government in the coming fiscal year? The Economic Survey 2017-18, released Monday, has indicated demonetisation in 2016 helped boost aggregate household savings which found their way to...

North Korea Could Nuke The US In A Few Months: CIA Chief

That's according to a congressional source who requested anonymity because the invitation hadn't been announced. President TrumpDonald John TrumpCynthia Nixon calls for Americans to "take to the streets" if Trump fires Mueller Trump declines to i...

SpaceX Confirms Date for First Falcon Heavy Launch

EST with a three-hour launch window. Falcon Heavy will carry a used Tesla-built Roadster sports auto as a payload and attempt to bring the vehicle into heliocentric orbit as part of the rocket's inaugural test launch. The new rocket should be...

Seine Reaches Peak in Paris

While forecasters believe it will continue to rise, peaking on Sunday night or Monday, it is not expected to reach the 2016 high of 6.1m, AFP news agency reports. A statue of a French soldier from the Crimean War - known as The Zouave - on the Pont d...

Chris Stapleton will bring summer tour to Boston area

The show in Billings is part of Stapleton's "All-American Road Show" that includes performances in NY and Los Angeles. The Colonial Life Arena announced Monday that Stapleton's "All-American Road Show" will stop in Columbia on October 25.

Cotton: Putin's Jailing of Opposition Leader Shows He Fears His Own People

Last month Mr Navalny was barred from running in the election by Russia's central election commission because of a suspended prison sentence for fraud, but thousands still turned out to endorse him for the presidency during demonstrations across t...

Macron at Davos: EU Must Strengthen to Compete with China

But he balanced that out by switching to French to denounce excesses of fiscal and social dumping and urge a reset on how the world resolves such issues. "We can create a lot of jobs with such a strategy", he said. He said the world was fractured d...

McIlroy's expectations on the rise forward of Dubai event

The four-time major victor sits on 19 under par after Round 3 Saturday, just one shot behind China's Li Haotong. Compared to McIlroy, 22-year-old Chinaman Li is a relative novice. Englishman Danny Willett endured a hard opening day as he dropped th...

Trump aloof from realities of Israeli-Palestinian conflict, foreign ministry says

Before the visit, Pence met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem a "tangible sign" of U.S. The vice president thought it was critical to have his counsel for a sp...

Myanmar Says Richardson Asked to Step Down From Advisory Panel

Win Myat Aye. "But with Aung San Suu Kyi , her reaction was one of the strongest against the release of the prisoners". "We understand his emotion about the two Reuters correspondents". United Nations officials, former United States president Ba...

Somalia Voices Support to Turkey's Afrin Operation to Clear Terrorist Groups

The Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq were allies of the US-led coalition formed to fight Islamic State. "We consider Afrin an inseparable part of Syrian territory", Issa said . When we call on a country, especially a North Atlantic Treaty Organi...

Syrian opposition to announce Sochi decision Saturday

The five states' proposals recommend that de Misutra focus the parties on reforming the constitution, on holding United Nations -supervised elections for Syrians inside and outside the country, and creating a "safe and neutral environment" for the ...

Shutdown Day 2: Congress Seems Far Apart on a Resolution

Leader McConnell has found this out. "Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border". The president tweeted Sunday that Republicans should use the " Nuclear Option " if the stalemate continues .

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Sam Patten, Manafort associate, pleads guilty in case referred by Mueller

Kilimnik. W. Samuel Patten, 47, also admitted to soliciting a USA citizen to act as a straw purchaser to buy tickets to the inauguration of President Donald Trump for a Ukra...

USA ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the business model and fiscal practices of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) were an "irredeemably flawed operatio...

Counsel Don McGahn to Leave White House

Trump has not settled on a replacement for McGahn, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters. He was even tasked with overhauling the federal judiciary with conserva...

John McCain's final words: A farewell letter to America

The White House flag is no longer at half-staff in honor of Sen. In a final statement , McCain requested that former presidents Barack Obama and George W. The Naval Academy ...

Autopsy finds Iowa student killed by 'sharp force injuries'

Rivera's defense attorney, Allan Richards, acknowledged Wednesday that his client received his paycheck under a different name and that Richards was uncertain of Rivera's immigrati...

Donald Trump Refuses to Answer McCain Questions In White House

McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor a year ago and died aged 81 on Saturday in Arizona. For three decades in politics, since 1980, and many before as a navy se...

Trump adviser Bolton says Russian Federation "stuck" in Syria, Iran must leave

Speaking to journalists at a press briefing inside the USA mission in Geneva , Bolton said that they had made some progress , and identified specific areas "in which it is pos...

Pakistan Denies US Statement on Pompeo-Imran Khan Conversation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is supposed to visit Pakistan in September. While Qureshi said the conversation between Khan and Pompeo was "very good", telling reporters, "Y...

Trump, Obstructing Justice Again, Asked Lawyers About Manafort Pardon

In tweets , Trump sought to contrast Manaforts posture with that of Michael Cohen , the presidents former lawyer and fixer, who on Tuesday entered a guilty plea in a Manhattan ...

Smoky air returns to Seattle through at least Wednesday

The MPCA said the smoke plume is from fires in British Columbia, Alberta and northwestern Ontario. A special air quality statement issued by Environment Canada continues today ,...

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U.S. special counsel recommends six months in prison for Papadopoulos

U.S. special counsel recommends six months in prison for Papadopoulos

The Mueller court documents said Mr Papadopoulos caused irreparable damage to the Russian Federation investigation because he lied repeatedly to agents during a January 2017 inter...

Criticism of Trump Over Brennan's Clearance Keeps Increasing

Criticism of Trump Over Brennan's Clearance Keeps Increasing

Thirteen former senior intelligence officials signed a letter on Friday denouncing Trump's actions toward Brennan : "The letter's signees include former Directors of Central Int...

Westminster auto crash being treated as terror attack

Westminster auto crash being treated as terror attack

Nigel Evans, a Conservative member of Parliament, told TalkRadio that "filtering traffic" in the area could add an extra layer of security. The vehicle crash that occurred ear...

Clergy abuse victims advocate: Pennsylvania findings 'not the first or the last'

Clergy abuse victims advocate: Pennsylvania findings 'not the first or the last'

Even so, the headline numbers speak for themselves. Ahead of looming revelations about the long and awful history of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church - this time in Pennsylva...

US ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

US ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

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