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Italian Militant Cezare Battisti Caught in Bolivia

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His return follows a strengthening of ties between Brazil's new far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro , and Italy's populist coalition government. "I am proud and moved!" This is published unedited from the PTI feed . Following a pledge by France's then socialist president Francois Mitterand not to extradite former Italian activists who had turned their back on their past, Battisti returned to France in 1990 and began his writing career. Read More »

Brexit Vote: What next for Theresa May if Parliament rejects deal

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Guardian analysis pointed to a majority of more than 200 MPs against the prime minister, more than 100 of her own backbenchers. The Prime Minister has spent the past week pushing hard for support for her deal, wielding both carrots and sticks - drinks receptions at Downing Street for wayward Conservative MPs and soothing phone calls to opposition Labour members: and threats that failure to support her deal would lead to Brexit being canceled and paralysis in Parliament. Read More »

Trump Threatens to 'Devastate' Turkey Economically If It Attacks Kurds

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Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported during the phone conversation the two leaders also discussed the need to complete a security plan for Syria's border town of Manbij to prevent a power vacuum once USA forces pullout. Over the weekend, Trump had taken to Twitter to threaten he would " devastate" the Turkish economy if Ankara sent its forces to attack the Kurds in northern Syria . Read More »

Iran satellite launch, which US warned against, fails

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Earlier this month, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran's plans for sending satellites into orbit would violate a 2015 UN Security Council resolution which endorsed an worldwide accord on ending Tehran's nuclear programme. Rouhani added that the two are made by Iranian scientists at Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT). Iran usually displays space achievements in February during the anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution. Read More »

Al-Shabab Terrorists Launch Horrific, Deadly Invasion in Kenya's Capital

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A woman inside the building said: " We are under attack ". A spokesperson for the al-Shabaab Islamist militant group told Reuters that it has claimed responsibility for the attack adding that its members are still fighting inside. He said he and his colleagues escaped by running down an alleyway. "Yeah, there was shooting inside". What I have seen is bad. Serge Medic, the owner of a security company who raced to the scene to help civilians, saw a severed arm in the street. Read More »

Saudi teen who fled family hopes her experience inspires others

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After she learned on social media that her family had disowned her, Alqunun said she'd like to drop her family name and go by Rahaf Mohammed, the Toronto Starreports. "I wanted to be independent". "I had no say in any of this". In August, Saudi Arabia expelled Canada's ambassador to the kingdom and withdrew its own ambassador after Canada's Foreign Ministry tweeted support for women's right activists who had been arrested. Read More »

China December exports unexpectedly drop

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China's total global exports rose 9.9 per cent in 2018, its strongest trade performance in seven years, while imports increased 15.8 per cent last year. But China's 25 percent tariff on US cargoes remains in place. "There is a clear downward trend", said Zhou Hao, an economist with Commerzbank AG in Singapore who was among the few accurately forecast a December contraction in exports. Read More »

With no new talks, Los Angeles teacher strike all but inevitable

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As parents across Los Angeles dropped their kids off at school Monday morning, they were greeted by picket lines of teachers, many dressed in red ponchos and holding red umbrellas. It was the first day of a strike that has largely halted education in the United States' second-largest school district . United Teachers Los Angeles , which represents about 35,000 teachers, had previously delayed the strike, hoping it could be pre-empted by a new labor deal. Read More »

Judge Halts Trump Administration’s Weakening of Obamacare’s Contraceptive Mandate

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In addition to California and Washington, D.C., the injunction applies to Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island , Vermont, Virginia and Washington. Opponents of the rules change argue that women would be forced to turn to state-funded programs for birth control and experience unintended pregnancies. Read More »

I Never Worked for Russia'

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Trump has continued to argue that he has no ties to Russian Federation and does not work on behalf of the country's leader. "I have concluded that the Treasury Department's proposal is flawed and fails to sufficiently limit Oleg Deripaska's control and influence of these companies, and the Senate should move to block this misguided effort by the Trump Administration and keep these sanctions in place", the New York Democrat said in a statement. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation considered if Trump was 'following directions' from Russian Federation after firing Comey

The Washington Post also reported over the weekend that Mr. Trump went to "extraordinary lengths" to hide details of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin from top US officials. Mueller inherited the investigation as well as a separate inquiry into whether Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey. "My firing of James Comey was a great day for America", he wrote . Read More »

Leader of Venezuela Congress says he is prepared to assume presidency

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The plan shows the opposition increasingly focused on the military as crucial in removing the ruling Socialist Party from power. However, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, Bolivian President Evo Morales and President Anatoli Bibilov of a breakaway province of Georgia were among the foreign leaders who attended Maduro's swearing-in ceremony at the country's Supreme Court. Read More »

An Unhinged Donald Trump Attacks Elizabeth Warren With A Racially-Charged Tweet

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Trump revived one of his favorite nicknames for Warren and even jabbed at her husband, saying he should have been "dressed in full Indian garb". Warren's office could not immediately be reached for comment Sunday night. Sunday, making his usual volley of jokes themed on her Native American heritage. Trump has been lambasting Warren since his 2016 campaign, when he began derisively labeling her " Pocahontas " in a shot against her claims of Native American heritage. Read More »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks she got under Trump's skin

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At the time, the White House accused Ocasio-Cortez of "sheer ignorance" and cited the president's support for criminal justice reform . In spite of Trump's dismissiveness, she declared victory afterward on Twitter, saying it was clear she had gotten to him. Read More »

Saudi Woman Fleeing Family Travels to Canada for Asylum

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The source, who was not authorized to speak about Canada's role in granting Ms.al-Qunun asylum, said the government would not make any public comment until it was assured that she was safely in Canada. Alqunun and arranging her travel were key to the successful resolution of this case", the agency said in a statement. "The UNHCR has made a request of Canada that we accept Ms.al-Qunun as a refugee and we have accepted the UN's request that we grant her asylum", said Trudeau at a news ... Read More »

Congo should recount presidential election vote - SADC

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A Reuters report surveying the global mining industry reactions to DRC's election outcome, said a Tshisekedi presidency would be "an unknown quantity for mining executives". Fayulu's supporters have demonstrated in several cities since the results were announced. Eight people - five civilians and three militiamen - were killed on Thursday in Kikwit, a Fayulu stronghold in the west of the country, when police tried to suppress post-election unrest, according to an updated official toll. Read More »

Shooting near Utah mall possibly gang related

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The Fashion Place mall says in a tweet that Sunday's shooting happened outside the shopping center in Murray. We are grateful to our security and the quick response of our partners at the Murray Police Department. The shooting could be gang related and there is no danger to the public at this time, Bass said. The victims were shot outside the mall on the east side. Read More »

Police Respond to Active Shooter Report at New Jersey UPS Facility

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He is said to have been surrounded by armed cops in a loading bay in the facility. There was no immediate word on injuries. A spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office told NJ.com "the situation is contained". The building is a UPS Mail Innovations facility, according to 6ABC News. An employee at a UPS facility that is the scene of a reported active shooter situation in New Jersey says he heard an apparent gunshot and began to run. Read More »

Britain braces itself for a cold snap in next week’s weather

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Following the occasional colder snap so far this winter, the Met Office says that there are now signs that cold winter weather resulting from a sudden stratospheric warming is on the way for the UK. While this is the average for January, Ms Diamond said the contrast after such a mild January will have people reaching for their warmest coats and thermals. Read More »

Chinese court sentences Canadian drug suspect to death

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The Dalian court said Schellenberg, who was detained in December 2014, played a "key part" in an global drug trafficking syndicate. A court in northeast China's Liaoning Province has sentenced Canadian citizen Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to death for alleged drug smuggling, as tensions persist between Beijing and Ottawa over the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou last month in Vancouver. Read More »

Yemen, Iran, Khashoggi murder top Pompeo’s talks in Saudi Arabia

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Pompeo and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani inked a number of economic, political and security agreements during the opening session. forces in the country and to align operating procedures at these bases with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation standards, thereby increasing the operational capability of United States and coalition forces based in Qatar". Read More »

Suspect in Wisconsin Double-Murder, Kidnapping Case Due in Court Monday

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Nutter objected to a media report that described Jayme as being "dirty", but she said the girl clearly wasn't appropriately dressed for being outside and was obviously in distress. Nutter said she was alarmed that the teen wasn't wearing boots or gloves. "I'm lost, and I don't know where I am, and I need help", Nutter recalled Jayme saying before she brought the girl to the Kasinskas' home. Read More »

Indonesia discovers crashed Lion Air jet's cockpit voice recorder

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Authorities called off the grim task of identifying victims of the crash in November , with only 125 people identified after tests on human remains that filled some 200 body bags. Black box data help explain almost 90 percent of all crashes, according to aviation experts. Flight JT610 took off from Jakarta at 06:20 on Monday (23:30 GMT on Sunday). Read More »

Polish mayor 'critical' after stabbing on stage at Gdansk charity event

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The mayor has reportedly undergone surgery and remains in a serious condition. Polish broadcaster TVN24 said that around 8 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) a man rushed the stage and shouted something. Overseas officials including EU President Donald Tusk, European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans and mayor of London Sadiq Khan also expressed their support for Adamowicz. Read More »

Cargo plane crashes near Tehran, 10 feared dead

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IRIB said the plane hit a building after the pilot chose the wrong runway while trying to land at Fath airport in Alborz province, just east of Tehran. The plane is believed to have taken off from Bishkek Manas International Airport in Kyrgyzstan before making an emergency landing. Images carried by Iran's state-run media showed the burned-out tail of the plane sticking out, surrounded by charred homes. Read More »

Iran summons Polish envoy in protest against upcoming summit

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The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Sunday Poland's charge d'affaires to lodge Tehran's protest over an upcoming "anti-Iran" global summit on the Middle East . Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz appeared unfazed by a backlash from Tehran, however, saying in a statement that while his country supported the EU's efforts to maintain the nuclear deal, the agreement "does not stop Iran from activities destabilising the region" and he hoped the conference would bring closer the European ... Read More »

'The baby is not breathing': Hacienda HealthCare 911 call released

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But medical experts say it's possible she displayed no outward signs that workers would have noticed, especially by those who don't work with pregnant patients. Phoenix police said they launched a sex crime investigation after learning the mother was in a vegetative state . Court documents indicate the woman had been living at the facility since she was 3 years old, local media outlets reported. Read More »

Greek defence minister resigns over Macedonia name change

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Tsipras briefly addressed the press just after noon Sunday, announcing he is invoking the established procedure for an immediate vote of confidence in his government in Greece's parliament in order to continue the government's term to the fall of 2019, and that he would be asking Greece's current Chief of Defence, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis to step in as Defence Minister. Read More »

President Trump Allegedly Hid Details From Putin Meetings

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President Trump called a recent New York Times article revealing that he had been the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation after he fired former director James Comey "very horrible" and a "great insult". "I do it with all countries. I couldn't care less". "Anybody could have listened to that meeting", he said. He also accused the Post of fabricating the report. Read More »

Israel ends military operation at Lebanese border

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On Saturday, Syria said it filed complaints with the U.N. Security Council and with U.N. Secretary-General Antonia Guterres over Israel's alleged airstrikes. Lt Col Conricus said: "We have achieved the goal that we set out to achieve a month and a half ago". He also reiterated that Israel holds the Lebanese government accountable "for any act of violence or violation of 1701", the United Nations resolution that ended the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah. Read More »

White House asked Pentagon for Iran strike plans

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In early September, an Iraqi militia with ties to Iran launched mortars towards the USA embassy in Baghdad's diplomatic district. Now, through a report just published by the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz and The Wall Street Journal , a former White House official who worked under the Trump Administration says that the White House had asked the Pentagon for a military plan to attack Iran back in September of a year ago. Read More »

Fellow Dems Chastise Ocasio-Cortez: ‘She Doesn’t Understand How the Place Works’

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Ocasio-Cortez, a first time candidate, delivered a shocking upset past year when she ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district. House Democrats were also annoyed that Ocasio-Cortez sought a seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee - on which veteran lawmakers typically serve - with a grassroots campaign to pressure Speaker Nancy Pelosi to add her to the panel, Politico reported, adding that Ocasio-Cortez's office denied being behind the ... Read More »