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Germany's Merkel sees digital tax proposal by December - media report

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She added that Europe must "take its destiny into its own hands". In a next stage would then be the project of a "genuine European army" addressed. Merkel added that the proposal could run in parallel to a trans-Atlantic cooperation within the NATO military alliance, but warned that "only a stronger Europe is going to defend Europe". Read More »

FO confirms talks between Pakistan, Canada over Aasia Bibi

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Trudeau was in Paris to attend a peace conference organised by French President Emmanuel Macron. Bibi , a farm laborer and mother of two, spent almost a decade on death row after she angered her Muslim neighbors by taking a sip of water from the "wrong" tap. Read More »

Saudi attorney general seeks death penalty for 5 suspects in Khashoggi murder

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The spokesperson also said that a team had been formed on the orders of the former deputy intelligence chief to return Khashoggi's body, Al-Arabiya reported. Eleven out of a total of 21 people arrested in connection with Khashoggi's killing last month have been indicted, a spokesperson for the prosecution said at a press conference in the capital Riyadh . Read More »

Reports of Asiya Bibi leaving Pakistan ‘false, baseless’

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A spokesman for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an email Monday that Canada is in talks with Pakistan about Bibi. Radical Islamists have blocked Bibi's freedom and demanded that she be publicly executed. Last week, the Netherlands said its ambassador Ardi Stoios-Braken has faced "threats" in Pakistan, apparently over "blasphemous depictions" by Wilders on Twitter . Read More »

Things to know about Michelle Obama's book, arena tour

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Michelle Obama has movingly described breaking down in tears when she left President Donald Trump's inauguration, in what was her first real emotional release after eight years as first lady. I saw the heart of who we are. She said in a video clip: "She just opens up herself, she's so vulnerable. And I came in and I had to fix it". These shows seem to provide as much wish fulfillment for the celebrity moderators as they do for the audience; no matter how famous a woman may be, a sit-down ... Read More »

PM Modi arrives at Breakfast Summit with ASEAN leaders

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With Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Singapore for the Asean-India and East Asia Summits and bilateral meetings with leaders of several countries, South East Asian nations are looking at India to take on a greater role for the economic integration of the region and for ensuring an open and inclusive Indo-Pacific. Read More »

‘Sultan of Coins’, Accomplice Executed in Iran

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The action is part of the Iranian government's attempt to combat the country's economic depression by cracking down on perceived financial misconduct. The sanctions target Iran's purchase of USA dollars, its trade in gold and other precious metals as well as its automotive and aviation sectors. His defense claimed that the Iranian Central Bank did not have any limits on the amount of coins a person could hold. Read More »

Myanmar's violence against Rohingya Muslims inexcusable, US VP Pence says

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Forcibly returning or expelling refugees and asylum seekers to their home country would violate worldwide law that forbids it to places where returnees face threats of persecution or their lives would be endangered, she said. The draft statement repeated ASEAN's previous calls on the importance of the repatriation of refugees to Myanmar, humanitarian relief and reconciliation among communities, but will apparently go further in calling for accountability for alleged atrocities the United ... Read More »

Fury after teenager’s G-string was used as evidence in a rape trial

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A 27-year-old man was found not guilty of raping the teenager in Cork . Elizabeth O'Connell used the girl's underwear as evidence in her closing statement. The defense tactic became a subject of contention at the Irish parliament chamber on Tuesday, The Irish Times reported . Protest organiser and Cork City Councillor Fiona Ryan of Solidarity-People Before Profit said people would no longer allow comments such as these to pass. Read More »

China's stealth fighter steals the show at Airshow China 2018

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Citing Chinese experts, the newspaper said the demonstration, which came on the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Air Force, displayed the J-20's superiority to the top USA fighter jets, the F-22 and F-35, as well as the PLA's growing confidence. Read More »

Palm Beach forced to start over after voting machines overheat

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Unofficial totals have candidates in both races separated by less than 0.25 percentage points, the standard that will trigger a hand recount . Back in Florida , Nelson's campaign on Tuesday also filed a motion to intervene to dismiss a lawsuit by a local Democratic politician in Palm Beach County who trails a Republican in his House District race by 37 votes. Read More »

Fox News comes out in support of CNN's lawsuit against Trump admin.

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CNN sued the administration Tuesday after the White House stripped correspondent Jim Acosta of his press credentials last week following a heated exchange between the reporter and Trump at a post-election press conference. The day after the November 6 congressional elections, Trump erupted into anger during a news conference when Acosta questioned him about the Russian Federation probe and a migrant caravan travelling through Mexico. Read More »

Central American Migrants ARRIVE at US-Mexico Border in Tijuana — CARAVAN ARRIVES

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A US official speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed to ABC News that border authorities are girding for the first group of about 100 to arrive in Tijuana by the end of the weekend. Most previous migrant caravans have numbered a few hundred people, but after a former politician shared news of the planned caravan on Facebook, news of it quickly spread. Read More »

California Wildfires: death toll rises to 49 (official statement)

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National Guard troops are to arrive in northern California to help search for more victims of a wildfire that has killed 48 people . The grim search is concentrated in the little that is left of Paradise, a Sierra foothills town in Butte County, Calif., about 280 kilometres north of San Francisco, that was overrun by flames and largely incinerated last Thursday. Read More »

Family Of Four Charged In Pike County Murders

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Four members of a family had been charged Tuesday with a notorious, execution-style massacre of eight people in OH spent at least six months living in Alaska starting last summer. One by one, the victims' identities, including a teenager, were read by authorities at a press conference in OH on Tuesday. "But not carefully enough", Reader said. Read More »

Raging infernos spread on both ends of California, killing 9 people

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Ventura County fire chief Mark Lorenzen said some firefighters were "literally pulling people out of burning homes". Authorities say nine people have been confirmed dead in a Northern California wildfire. Nine people died there, some in their cars as they tried to flee the flames. An AFP photographer on the scene saw houses enveloped in flames, while others had already been reduced to ashes and cars burned to husks. Read More »

'Beautiful man': Melbourne terror attack victim's family share moving tribute

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Over the weekend, hundreds of flowers and cards line the footpath outside Pellegrini's restaurant, where Mr Malaspina had become a familiar and friendly face to many, over four decades of working there. On Saturday staff and customers erected a floral tribute to Malaspina outside of Pellegrini's . Melburnians have openly wept outside the premises, where Mr Malaspina's shattered business partner Nino Pangrazio was comforted over the weekend. Read More »

Is the Trump-Macron 'bromance' over?

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Mr Trump's personal attack on Mr Macron underscores how much the once-friendly ties between the two leaders have soured, just days after they put on a show of unity during Armistice Day celebrations in Paris. On the flip side, Americans bought about eight times more European wine , importing $4.5bn (€4bn, £3.5bn) of EU wine previous year, according to Wine Institute . Read More »

Hamas announces ceasefire with Israel after worst escalation in years

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Israel says it has struck around 150 targets across the Palestinian enclave, including Hamas's Al-Aqsa TV building and an internal security building in Gaza City. "Either we come to a settlement or there's an all-out campaign". Tuesday's cease-fire did not appear to address any of the underlying issues, including the blockade and Hamas' vast arsenal of rockets, and it was unclear whether United Nations and Egyptian efforts toward a broader deal might resume. Read More »

Return of two thousand Rohingyas of Bangladesh in Myanmar

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UNHCR spokesperson Caroline Gluck said the agency would "not be facilitating the returns nor be providing transport or any other assistance" because it did not believe that the conditions in Rakhine state were safe or that the rights of the Rohingya particularly their guarantee of citizenship, could be assured. Read More »

USA records 17% spike in hate crimes, African-Americans & Jews most targeted

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The report noted a 23 percent increase in religion-based hate crimes in 2017 to 1,564, representing about 20 percent of all hate crimes. That number rose from 148 in 2016 and 118 in 2013. While most of the crimes reported were against people and involved cases of intimidation or assault, around 3,000 were crimes against property. Jonathan Greenblatt of the Jewish Anti-Defamation League, said the report "provides further evidence that more must be done to address the divisive climate of hate ... Read More »

Finnish PM: Jammed GPS signals may be work of Russia

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In addition to participating in exercises, Norwegian handsome have recorded a video to the teachings and talked with the NATO leadership, in particular, with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Despite Finland not being a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, soldiers from the Scandinavian country also took part in the drill, a decision that angered Moscow. Read More »

Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

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Corsi, an ally of Roger Stone , has been meeting with the Mueller team since August, saying that he had spent roughly 40 hours speaking with prosecutors. "I don't know specifically what I'm going to be indicted for, but at 72 years old I am facing losing my home and being separated from my family", he said. Read More »

Italy set to defy EU as budget deadline looms

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He said: "The only letters I accept are from Santa Claus". Maintaining the targets, which have been contested by the commission concerned about the impact on Italy's debt mountain, Europe' biggest, sends the ball firmly in the commission's court which would have to decide whether to kick start a process that could lead to billions of euros in fines. Read More »

Melania Trump publicly calls for White House aide's firing

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Bush and meant to cast suspicion on her loyalty. First lady Melania Trump demanded the ouster of National Security Adviser John Bolton's top deputy, Mira Ricardel , on Tuesday as reports swirled about an imminent shakeup of President Donald Trump's administration . Read More »

Trump says North Korean missile sites are 'nothing new'

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Senator Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement that Trump was "getting played by Kim Jong Un ". While the State Department did not explicitly say whether they viewed the bases as a violation of any agreements with the US, they simply reiterated the promise North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made during his summit with President Donald Trump - to denuclearize and end Pyeongyang's missile programs. Read More »