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European Union court orders Italy to pay Amanda Knox damages

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Italy has been ordered to pay compensation to Amanda Knox , an American former student who spent years under the cloud of a murder she didn't commit. Ms Knox said she had been interrogated, without a lawyer, for 53 hours over the course of five days after the murder of Meredith Kercher . However, it found there was not enough evidence to conclude the American citizen had "sustained the inhuman or degrading treatment" she claimed. Read More »

Australia seeks whereabouts of writer ‘missing’ in China

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Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said in Sydney that Australia has asked for consular access to Yang along with an explanation for his detention and details of the charges brought against him. Yang, his wife and a child flew from NY on January 18 and arrived in Guangzhou on January 19, Feng said. "We will continue to make representations to China to ensure that this matter is dealt with transparently and fairly", the department said. Read More »

Mexico homicide cases rise by 15% in 2018

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Murders in Mexico skyrocketed after the government controversially deployed its army to fight drug trafficking in 2006. The report comes a day after a Mexican journalist was found murdered in Mexico City. The number of slain women was up from the prior year, with 861 investigations compared to 735 in 2017. The plan still has to pass the Senate, also with a two-thirds majority, and half of Mexico's 32 state legislatures - most controlled by Lopez Obrador's party, Morena. Read More »

Los Angeles teachers to resume classes after reaching deal

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Teachers are expected to be back in their classrooms Wednesday morning. The strike began January 14 with the district's 33,000 teachers, represented by the United Teachers of Los Angeles union, picketing for higher wages, smaller class sizes, more support staff, and greater restrictions on private charter schools , which they call a "privatization drain". Read More »

Senate blocks competing proposals to reopen government

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When Trump spoke about the vote at the White House to reporters, he tried to cast his bill as a "win" - despite the fact that it failed to pass and didn't even win the support of the entire Republican caucus. While partisan opinions of Trump have remained relatively constant throughout his presidency, the poll shows that disapproval has grown particularly among independents who do not lean toward either party. Read More »

Wilbur Ross says US, China 'miles and miles' from resolving trade war

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The government has been partially shut down for more than a month, with no apparent end in sight. For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. Ross added that Trump had passed a bill to ensure that the workers will receive back pay once the government reopens. "True, the people might have to pay a little bit of interest", said Ross . Read More »

Gunman surrenders after killing five in central Florida bank

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Zephen Xaver , 21, was booked into the Highlands County Jail just before midnight Wednesday. Scott Dressel, the public information officer for the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, said the fourth and fifth victims were 31 years old and 54 years old and their names are being withheld in accordance with a state law protecting crime victims and their families - Marcy's Law. Read More »

Nuclear war, climate change threats keep Doomsday Clock close to apocalypse

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It is used to communicate the severity of those threats based on the minute hand's proximity to midnight, which symbolizes an apocalypse. "The message we're conveying is it is as risky as it has been since we've been looking at it, including the dark days of the Cold War", said Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the Bulletin . Read More »

Trudeau dismisses calls to fire McCallum over Huawei comments

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She was granted bail but now faces extradition to the US, where authorities reportedly said she deceived worldwide banks to funnel transactions between Huawei and Iran. It's not just any company, it's a special Chinese company. It is considered one of the country's most successful worldwide enterprises, operating in the high-tech sphere where China hopes to establish itself as a major global player. Read More »

North Korea Prepares For Second Nuclear Summit With U.S.

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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said last week that Seoul and Washington were discussing "corresponding measures" to reward Kim's steps toward denuclearization. He also wanted better relations with the United States to try to revive his country's moribund economy to pave the way for a prolonged rule by his family, experts said. Read More »

Five People Shot Dead At SunTrust Bank in Florida

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One of her brother-in-laws is a Sebring Police officer. He could have gone anywhere. "We are sorry to learn that we have at least five victims, people who were senselessly murdered, as a result of his act in this bank", Hoglund said at a brief news conference late Wednesday afternoon. Read More »

Russia Unveils Secret Missile in Attempt to Preserve Nuclear Treaty With US

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Russian Federation has rejected the US demand for the elimination of the 9M729 Iskander cruise missile, as the two countries continue a spat over the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty (*). Russian Federation has claimed it was the US that was breaking its treaty commitments by deploying defensive missile systems across Eastern Europe that the Kremlin contends could be used offensively as well. Read More »

Russia collusion: Belarus escort who claimed Trump secrets freed from Russian jail

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Vashukevich became famous previous year after posting a video showing tycoon Oleg Deripaska and an influential deputy prime minister on a yacht. The Belarusian model Vashukevich, who claimed past year that she had evidence of Russian interference in the election of Donald Trump as USA president, was arrested upon arrival in Moscow on Thursday following deportation from Thailand . Read More »

Europe will shift position on Irish backstop, declares Hammond

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Airbus has more than 14,000 employees in Britain. "And make no mistake there are plenty of countries out there who would love to build the wings for Airbus aircraft". Time for reaching a decision on Brexit is running out. But she has shown little appetite for radically altering her Brexit plan, or lifting her insistence that Brexit means leaving the EU's single market and customs union. Read More »

Italy's Salvini bashes France over Libya role in new diplomatic spat

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Mr Di Maio accused Mr Macron of doing nothing to help handle the hundreds of thousands of mainly African migrants who have reached Italy from Libya in recent years. The tensions have become more apparent ahead of the European parliamentary elections in May, with both Mr Di Maio and Mr Salvini eager to show they have broken with the consensual politics of centre-left and centre-right parties. Read More »

Hamas rejects Qatari aid over conditions laid down by Israel

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Two Israeli soldiers have been killed over the same period. Reporting from the Gaza Strip, Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford said: "This reference to political blackmail, as Hamas is calling it, comes during election season in Israel". Al-Emadi arrived in the Gaza Strip late Wednesday evening via the Erez crossing, the Hamas-linked Al-Quds TV reported. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is campaigning for re-election in April 9 polls, and widely shared images of suitcases of cash being sent ... Read More »

Italy’s Salvini hopes Macron’s support dwindles at EU elections

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The comments Tuesday by Matteo Salvini , leader of the right-wing League that governs in coalition with the 5-Star Movement, were sure to further raise tensions with Italy's trans-Alpine neighbor. Macron targeted the populist government specifically a year ago as he sought to form a pro-Europe alliance of parties ahead of European Parliament elections in May, raising the hackles of politicians in Rome . Read More »

Iowa senator rejected Trump's VP opportunity because of strained marriage

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Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Ernst, a Republican from Iowa, wrote in an affidavit for her divorce proceeding that after Trump interviewed her in 2016 to be his vice president, "I turned Candidate Trump down, knowing it wasn't the right thing for me or my family". Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn pushes for People's Vote on Brexit through new amendment

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May later told the British MPs in the House of Commons that she will go back to European Union leaders in a bid to secure changes to the Irish "backstop" - the controversial insurance policy created to prevent a hard border if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without securing an all-encompassing deal. Read More »

Supersonic strike bomber Tu-22M3 crash-lands in Russia’s northwest

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Aviation experts say it's likely that a vertical wind gust hit the plane. A third pilot died from injuries later, a representative of the regional hospital said. The latest crash follows a deadly collision between two Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers over the Sea of Japan in Far East Russia on Friday. According to law enforcement officials, the Russian Air Force's fleet of Tu-22M3 will remain grounded pending the results of an official inquiry into the causes of the accident. Read More »

VP Pence delivers message of support for Venezuelan people protesting Maduro

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A group of Venezuelan soldiers on Monday announced an uprising against the government of Nicolas Maduro , issuing a video message calling on the people to join them in the streets. "I am absolutely certain that right now, especially younger troops are asking themselves whether Maduro is their commander in chief or a usurper", Alcala said. Read More »

Protesters in Venezuela burn statue of Chavez

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The expected move comes almost two weeks after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was inaugurated for a second term that the USA, dozens of other countries and the Venezuelan opposition has decried as illegitimate. The 35-year-old Guaido has energized the opposition with a campaign to declare Maduro a usurper and has promised a transition to a new government in a nation suffering a hyperinflationary economic collapse. Read More »

Cause of death released for Saudi sisters found in Hudson River

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Sisters Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 23, who were found dead last October , died by drowning, according to New York Chief Medical Examiner Dr. In this January 15, 2019, photo, 18-year-old Rahaf al-Qunun, a Saudi woman who fled her family alleging abuse, makes a public statement in Toronto, where she was granted refuge. Read More »

British parliament votes towards Brexit deal

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Graham Brady, who chairs the Conservative backbenchers' group, said he thought May could get her Brexit deal past Conservative rebels if the Irish backstop "can be sorted out". She said it would break the trust of the 17.4 million voters who backed leaving the EU. Despite Mrs May's claim that a second referendum could "damage social cohesion", Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the option should be considered. Read More »

Experts Following Syria Attack: ISIS Not Defeated

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The bombing on Wednesday was the single deadliest attack for Americans in Syria since USA troops were deployed in 2015 and came in Manbij, which had been considered a success story for stabilization after it was retaken from ISIS in 2016. Read More »

FBI Arrests 3 Kenyan-Americans on Terror Charges in MI

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They say Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Muse Abdikadir Muse , Mohamud Abdikadir Muse and Mohamed Salat Haji on Monday, and prosecutors charged the Lansing residents in a complaint filed Tuesday. In later months, undercover agents also communicated with the men via Facebook. A court document says Muse was planning to join and fight for ISIS. Read More »

EU slaps sanctions on Syrians, Russians over attacks

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After Brussels announced its sanctions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the two men were "suspected for no reason". An undated handout picture released by the British Metropolitan Police Service shows Ruslan Boshirov (L) and Alexander Petrov walking on the street in London, September 5, 2018. Read More »

Ice warning issued for Lincoln

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The Met Office has issued a fresh yellow warning for ice which will come into force at 18:00 GMT on Wednesday. Heavy rain from the west will hit Devon this evening with "some hill snow" expected. "Several centimetres of snow might settle above 200 metres in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and northwest England, but it is unlikely to settle in many low-lying areas". Read More »

Three charged with planned explosive attack on Muslim community

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It was a lunchroom comment by the student during school Friday that launched the investigation. The three improvised explosive devices were found at the teenager's house, Phelan said. Two years ago, a Tennessee man was sentenced to almost 20 years in prison for plotting to attack the enclave. Islamberg residents, however, say they disavow all violent forms of Islam. Read More »

Stepped up Israeli Airstrikes Not Likely to Drive Iran From Syria

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Israeli missiles hit multiple Iranian targets around the Syrian capital of Damascus earlier this week in an overnight attack by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). A skier's helmet camera has captured the moment Israel's Iron Dome missile interception system intercepting a warhead fired from Syria over the slopes of Mount Hermon. Read More »