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Huawei sales director nicked in Poland on suspicion of 'spying'

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Geopolitical tensions over Huawei intensified after its chief financial officer, who is the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested December 1 in Canada in connection with USA accusations that the company violated restrictions on sales of American technology to Iran. Read More »

Multiple injuries after suspected gas explosion in Paris bakery

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A Paris police spokeswoman said firefighters are now at the scene of the blast Saturday morning at the bakery on Rue Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris . Police have confirmed " a strong explosion " urging people to keep away from the area and make way for emergency vehicles. Images shared on social media, purportedly from the site of the blast, showed debris strewn across the boulevard and flames coming from the base of the building. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russian Federation

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An FBI spokeswoman and a spokesman for the special counsel's office both declined to comment. Not only do we know that Mueller knows Manafort was talking with - and sharing polling data with - Konstantin Kilimnik - while he was the head of Trump's campaign, we also now know that Mueller has talked to the pollster from whom Manafort may well have taken those numbers that he shared with Kilimnik. Read More »

Ocasio-Cortez campaign fined for lapse in worker's compensation coverage

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They point to her hiring of two former organizers from the progressive group Justice Democrats, which helped get her elected, and a November conference call in which she urged, "all Americans know money in politics is a huge problem, but unfortunately the way that we fix it is by demanding that our incumbents give it up or by running fierce campaigns ourselves". Read More »

Double-decker bus crashes into bus station in Ottawa

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The third had been standing on the station platform, Watson said. The Ottawa Hospital confirmed on Twitter that it had received nine patients in critical condition from the crash. An obviously distressed woman was seen being wheeled away from the bus on a stretcher by paramedics. The Ottawa Police Service Collision Investigation Unit arrived to investigate the incident. Read More »

Tulsi Gabbard announces she will run for president in 2020

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Gabbard said "the issue of war and peace" would be the main focus of her campaign. Gabbard, a native of American Samoa, was elected to the Hawaii State Legislature in 2002 at the age of 21, the youngest woman to be elected to a state legislature in USA history at the time. Read More »

Did not know Manafort shared campaign data with Russian partner, claims Trump

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The New York Times later reported that Manafort instructed Kilimnik to provide the data to Serhiy Lyovochkin and Rinat Akhmetov, two Ukrainian oligarchs who Manafort has worked for in the past. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team met with a 2016 Trump campaign pollster in February past year, CNN reported Thursday . Mueller is investigating Russian meddling in the campaign. Read More »

Two Britons injured in fatal bus crash in Cuba

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The names and nationalities of those killed haven't been released. Five crash victims are still said to be in critical condition as medical staff in the country battle to save their lives. Last year it was reported that around 1.1 million Canadians visited the island in 2017, making up nearly one-quarter of Cuba's foreign visitors that year. Read More »

Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg's recovery is 'on track'

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Ginsburg is now working from home while recovering from lung surgery late a year ago. Ginsburg was working from home and reading transcripts of the oral arguments, according to a court spokeswoman and Chief Justice John G. Bucking a long tradition in which members of the opposition party avoided partisan fights over Supreme Court appointments (with only a few prior exceptions from Senate Democrats), both of Trump's replacements-Neil Gorsuch for the conservative Antonin Scalia, and ... Read More »

Person decapitated by helicopter at Tampa Bay Airport, reports say

A Fire Rescue official, confirmed to local CBS station 10News that the victim was decapitated by the rotor of the helicopter. He said Disi "had an interaction" with the aircraft and "died nearly immediately, if not immediately". Nienhuis said at a news conference that there was no sign of foul play. "Obviously, a death that is a little unusual.and we want to make sure we have all the answers, Nienhuis said". Read More »

H1-B visas to undergo ‘changes’, says Trump

It was unclear what Mr. Trump meant by a "potential path to citizenship" for H-1B visa holders, who already are eligible to be sponsored by their employers for legal permanent residency, which would make them eligible to become USA citizens. Read More »

China Says Trade Talks are Making Progress

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This week's talks went ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada on United States charges related to possible violations of trade sanctions against Iran. Apple Inc (AAPL.O) rattled global markets last week when it cut its sales outlook, blaming weak demand in China. In recent weeks, China has shown some signs of flexibility or acceding to the American demands. Read More »

Some seals removed from beleaguered Newfoundland town, officials say

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The town's Mayor Sheila Fitzgerald said there was a growing sense the seals were everywhere. "It's not a matter of the seals doing it on their own". Stenson is confident the seals will eventually get their bearings, but until they do he said people should keep their distance - don't go in for any seal selfies. Read More »

Helicopter rescues injured skier in French Alps, dramatic video shows

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French resident Nicolas Derely recently posted a Facebook story about how his friend Bruno Tauziet was rescued from the Alps on January 2. In the video, a helicopter is seen perching on the steep slope of the snow-covered mountain. The crew then ties the patent to the helicopter and flies to safety. The medics fitted a leg brace on to Bruno before the helicopter returned to perform the daring procedure again. Read More »

Poland’s ruling party signals caution over alliance with Italy’s Salvini

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Salvini, whose anti-immigrant League is the most popular party in Italy, said his talks on Wednesday with Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), had gone well. They object to further European integration that they see as an erosion of national sovereignty. Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymanski called Italy's government the "forerunner of change" in Europe. Read More »

Saudi teen granted asylum

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Miss al-Qunun's case has highlighted the cause of women's rights in Saudi Arabia. There was "no possibility" that al-Qunun would return to Australia with her yesterday, said Payne, who declined to speculate on a timeframe for giving the Saudi teen asylum if she were granted refugee status. Read More »

Emily Thornberry Tells People's Vote Campaign To Stop 'Slapping' Labour Around

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The group said that 201 constituency Labour parties are set to debate a motion calling for a stronger line against Brexit by the end of this month. Mr Corbyn is expected to repeat that his party will vote down Theresa May's Brexit Plan next Tuesday and will explain Labour's approach to unite Leave and Remain voters around their common interests. Read More »

❄️When high-impact winter storm will bring snow to Central Virginia

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Winds SE 5-10 miles per hour. Weather service forecasters say the Chicago area can expect between 1 and 3 inches of snow late Friday and into Saturday. Sunday will continue to be cloudy and while flurries can't be ruled out no accumulation would occur. This will produce storm total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with locally higher amounts. Read More »

Poland arrests Huawei employee on spying charges

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The Chinese national is an employee of Huawei, Poland's public TV channel TVP said. Federal Bureau of Investigation director Chris Wray said in February that they were concerned about allowing a company "that is beholden to foreign governments that don't share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks". Read More »

Trump visits border to make case for $5.7 billion in wall funding

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His efforts to restart bipartisan talks on border wall funding came to a halt Thursday as Trump reportedly opposed the idea of signing stopgap funding bills before serious negotiations on the border wall started. "But if we don't make a deal, I would say it would be very surprising to me if I don't declare a national emergency and just fund it through the various mechanisms - and by the way, there's more than one mechanism". Read More »

Rajasthan: Baby split in half, head left in womb during delivery

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In a shocking incident, a male nurse at a government hospital in Rajasthan's Ramgarh district is said to have botched a difficult delivery during which he pulled the foetus so hard that it broke into two parts. Both men have been suspended and an internal investigation is now underway. The boss of the Ramgarh community health centre claimed he wasn't around at the time of the incident. Read More »

Sanders Apologizes Amid New Allegation of Staff Harassment

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Sanders' principal campaign committee, Friends of Bernie Sanders , called Becker's alleged conduct "deplorable and fundamentally unacceptable" and announced that Becker "would not be a part of any future campaigns". Earlier this month, former women staffers told the New York Times that , while working on Sanders' first campaign, they experienced " sexual harassment and demeaning treatment, as well as pay disparity" problems - and that there was no one to turn to for help. Read More »

Missing Wisconsin teen found alive

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Since then, detectives pursued thousands of tips, watched dozens of surveillance videos and spent countless hours searching for the teenager. "The family would help anyone, anytime, with anything they needed". Roughly two weeks after she disappeared, a man identified as Kyle Jaenke-Annis, 32, was arrested for allegedly burglarizing the Closs' home . The Barron County Sheriff's Department confirmed Thursday evening (US time) she was found alive. Read More »

Video shows bus driver rescue baby alone on freeway overpass

The child was barefoot - and wearing just a onesie and diaper. Ivic pulled her bus over, crossed the busy street, picked the infant up, and called for help. The MCTS said in a statement that the baby was unharmed. Ivic said she was grateful she could keep the boy safe, MCTS said in a video about the incident. Read More »

Michael Cohen Agrees to Spill the Beans in Public Congressional Testimony

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Cohen, who was recently sentenced to three years in prison after being charged with orchestrating illegal hush money payments to women alleging affairs with Trump during the 2016 election. Cohen's 2017 congressional testimony before the Senate intelligence and House intelligence committees led to a guilty plea in November 2018 for lying under oath about Trump's business dealings in Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump Cancels Davos Trip Over Democrats' 'Intransigence'

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US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after he addressed a closed Senate Republican policy lunch as a partial government shutdown enters its 19th day on Capitol Hill in Washington, US. Trump was headed for a pair of events in the border town of McAllen, continuing his bully-pulpit approach to arguing for a wall along more of the U.S. Read More »

Pompeo Visits Middle East to Increase Pressure on Iran

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We will withdraw our forces, our uniformed forces, from Syria and continue America´s crushing campaign", Pompeo told reporters. Turkey has angrily rejected USA requests to refrain from attacking Syrian Kurds - key US allies in the fight against the Islamic State , also known as ISIS - when the American troops leave. Read More »

Rape coma baby 'nearly died' at Hacienda Healthcare, police confirm

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The top cop said the victim was "helpless" and said her family are outraged at the "neglect". It also appears that caretakers were completely unaware of her pregnancy until she began to give birth. I know Chief Jeri Williams and the Phoenix PD Officers will do all they can to find the perpetrator. The Hacienda facility, according to its website, provides specialized care for infants, children and young adults who are "medically fragile", chronically ill or have intellectual and ... Read More »

Schweizer-Reneke school suspends teacher over segregated seating

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However, after the photo went viral and an investigation was launched, the schools seem to have rearranged the learners into a more integrated system. They said wealthy black families felt they had no choice but to send their children to white-dominated private schools, where their children would be subjected to racism. Read More »