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Michael Cohen To Accuse Trump Of Criminal Activity

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Cohen is set to testify three times beginning Tuesday, including in an open testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday. According to the Wall Street Journal , Cohen will provide House Committee on Oversight and Reform investigators evidence that the president was criminally involved in hush payments made to pornographic actress Stormy Daniels , who claims to have had an affair with the president years before he ran for the White House. Read More »

Tainted moonshine kills nearly 100 people in India

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Almost all of the victims are plantation workers on tea farms in the rural region. Police said that at least two more deaths were reported from Halmira Tea Estate in Golaghat and added that 45 workers from there were now among the dead. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered an investigation into the incidents. "But apart from this some more people died outside the hospital", he added. Read More »

Democrats ready to fight to make Mueller report public

Rep. Adam Schiff , chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said his committee will keep close watch on new Attorney General William Barr to see if he were "to try to bury any part of this report". He pointed to a public interest in seeing some of the underlying evidence, such as information gathered from searches conducted on longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone and Paul Manafort , a former Trump campaign chairman. Read More »

INEC announcing ‘incorrect’ results, says Secondus

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Pictures taken accordingly on February 9, 2019 and February 12, 2019. The National Coalition Center opened by 11:00am on Monday in Abuja and the presidential election results form Saturday's election across the 36 states and Abuja are expected to trickle in. Read More »

Meghan Markle admits she feels camera shy at times

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She pulled her hair back into a low bun, which showed off her stud earrings. The gown draped gracefully over her bump, cascading into heavy folds at the hem that seemed optimal for twirling. Throughout their stay, People reported , Meghan and Harry stayed at a royal residence as guests of King Mohammed VI. Markle arrived in Casablanca on Saturday in a stunning custom red dress by Valentino that honored the country's flag and featured a short, subtly embellished cape. Read More »

United Nations court says Britain should 'rapidly' give up Chagos Islands

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Judges at the International Court of Justice ( ICJ ), in The Hague, said on Monday that the UK's detachment of the islands and their incorporation into the British Indian Ocean Territory was "unlawful". The island was then used by the United States as a military base. Olivier Bancoult, chairman of the Mauritius-based Chagos Refugees Group, told reporters outside court that he was "so happy". Read More »

Rep. Schiff Warns of Subpoenas, Lawsuit Over Mueller Report

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Reports say Robert Mueller is wrapping up his investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to turn the 2016 presidential election in Trump's favor, and if the president obstructed justice in the probe. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is a "hardened" criminal who "repeatedly and brazenly violated the law", prosecutors told a Washington federal judge. Read More »

USA stocks daze Trump into folding on China

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Trump said that if negotiations progress, he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Florida resort to finalize an agreement. The Trump administration has said it would insist on strong enforcement measures as part of any deal after complaining that Beijing failed to act on past reform pledges. Read More »

US Eyes Summit with China to Sign Deal to Avoid Trade War

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Political commentator Pokong Chen told VOA's Mandarin service that President Trump should not allow the Chinese Communist Party to succeed in what he says is its repeated tactic of buying more time amid trade disputes. Chinese officials deny that Beijing applies such pressure and argue that foreign firms voluntarily share technology in exchange for access to China's markets. Read More »

Catholic cleric charged with child sex abuse convicted

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The Pell verdict can finally be revealed after a second trial over allegations Pell indecently assaulted boys in regional Victoria in the 1970s was abandoned. "What a load of absolute disgraceful rubbish". Pell was found guilty of sexually penetrating a child under the age of 16 and guilty of four charges of an indecent act with a child under the age of 16. Read More »

Univision News Team Reportedly Released After Being Detained In Venezuela

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Univison said earlier Monday that Ramos and his crew were "arbitrarily detained at the Miraflores Palace" because Maduro "didn't like their questions" they were asking him. Kimberly Breier, the assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere, said the State Department had received the news and said "we insist on their immediate release; the world is watching". Read More »

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif abruptly resigns

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I thank the Iranian nation and officials", he wrote. Iran's foreign minister has announced his resignation, an abrupt departure that could further undermine the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Western powers. Kerry and Zarif's rapport extended beyond just the nuclear negotiations, however. "The entirety of humanity is today riding in the same boat and we either sail together; or sink together", he said. Read More »

Scottish Woman Finds Python in Shoe After Plane Ride Home From Australia

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Neither Boxall or the python were harmed during the incident. He also said that his mother-in-law had feared a snake was inside her room days before she departed back to Britain. Boxall took the shoe with the snake still inside into her garden and put a box over it. After the initial fright she called her daughter, who alerted the animal welfare charity SPCA. Read More »

Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif announces resignation

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I thank the Iranian nation and officials", he wrote on his Instagram page jzarif_ir. A spokesman for the Iranian mission to the United Nations, Alireza Miryousefi, confirmed the resignation to Reuters. Ahmadinejad wanted him replaced, but Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei intervened to keep him in the position for another two years as Iran soon found itself an global pariah over its nuclear program. Read More »

Wind advisory through Monday afternoon; wind chill will feel like single digits

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The weather service expects winds to ramp up through the morning and peak in the middle of the afternoon. A windy Sunday in the east: We certainly aren't the only ones dealing with gusty winds today. There's a 30 percent chance of snow showers before 11 a.m. Monday before the sun returns late in the morning and afternoon. It will be cold Tuesday morning with temperatures in teens and wind chill values in the single digits. Read More »

California Man Cleared After 40 Years In Prison Gets $21M

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Coley, settling this case is the right thing to do for Mr. Coley and our community", Simi Valley City Manager Eric Levitt said on Saturday in a statement. After two trials, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Bender had pushed for Coley's release for almost three decades after he became troubled by aspects of the case. Read More »

Labour Party Leader Calls For 'Public Vote' on Brexit

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Parliament is due to debate and vote on Wednesday on the next steps in Britain's tortuous departure from the European Union , and lawmakers are set to put down proposals, or amendments, which could include demanding the exit deal is put to a public vote. Read More »

Donald Trump Turns Heads With July Fourth Event Announcement

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The event is televised on PBS and draws hundreds of thousands that spills past the West Lawn of the Capitol and onto the National Mall, including the Lincoln Memorial. Council reacted succinctly: "Tanks but No Tanks!" It's also unclear exactly how the "Salute to America" event would work alongside - or in place of - Washington's annually televised Fourth of July concert and fireworks near the Capitol building. Read More »

Pressure mounts for U.K.'s May to delay Brexit

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With the crisis going down to the wire , May is struggling to get the kind of changes from the European Union she says she needs to get her divorce deal through a divided parliament and smooth the country's biggest policy shift in more than 40 years. Read More »

Harry and Meghan arrive in Morocco's Atlas Mountains to champion girls' education

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Having kept things casual for a visit to the Moroccan Federation of Equestrian Sport this morning, Meghan changed into the most flawless little black dress to end her Moroccan adventure. Morocco has a free-trade agreement with the European Union, which could be useful following the UK's departure from the bloc. As with any royal tour , outfits are usually planned in advance and despite being seven months pregnant , Meghan's proved once again that you don't need to stockpile maternity ... Read More »

High winds push ice chunks from river onto parkway in Canada

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On Monday morning, the National Weather Service in Buffalo warned residents about flooding due to ice flowing and ice jams along the Niagara River, noting that a significant amount of ice has breached the ice boom, which will cause additional ice to flow down the river. Read More »

Ex-National Security Officials Tell Trump His National Emergency is Illegal

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We have lived and worked through national emergencies, and we support the President's power to mobilize the Executive Branch to respond quickly in genuine national emergencies. -Mexico border on February 15 in order to appropriate funds to build physical barriers there. It dismisses the administration's rationale for the declaration, including crime, terrorism, and human trafficking. Read More »

Saudi Arabia to make India regional hub for oil supply: Saudi FM

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Princess Reema, whose father Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud held the post from 1983 until 2005, grew up in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in museum studies from George Washington University. She has worked in the kingdom to expand opportunities for women in a nation that has historically downgraded the role of women in society. She will now be key to that alliance as previous ambassadors have been. Read More »

Woman alleges Donald Trump kissed her during campaign

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Johnson says she brought volunteers into an RV to take pictures with Trump during an August 2016 rally in Florida . She told the Post that she jerked her head to the side and the kiss landed on the side of her mouth. "One hundred percent no", Bondi said. A spokesman for the Trump campaign denied the claim. During the campaign, Trump denied allegations of past sexual misconduct, including from former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos, who claimed Trump inappropriately kissed and ... Read More »

Labour Split Makes It Impossible For Jeremy Corbyn To Become Prime Minister

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On Sunday, Labour's trade spokesman Barry Gardiner said that second referendum should serve as a "safety net". Edinburgh South MP Ian Murray backed the plan to bring together Labour centrists, saying Mr Watson "gets the issues", unlike the party leadership who he said were "doubling down on vilifying who they call "traitors" rather than acknowledging the problems that created". Read More »

Ex-security officials: 'No factual basis' for Trump wall

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Cohen, State Department counselor under President George W. Bush; Thomas R. Pickering, President George H.W. Bush's ambassador to the United Nations; John F. The joint statement comes as President Donald Trump has been buffeted by criticism and lawsuits for having declared a national emergency at the U.S. Read More »

Mueller: Manafort 'brazenly violated the law' for years

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An anonymous senior official within the Justice Department said Mueller's report was likely not going to be made public anytime soon, despite speculation Mueller had wrapped the investigation and would be releasing his final report as soon as this week, ABC News reported Friday. Read More »

Okinawa referendum rejects relocation for USA military base

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Although Okinawa makes up less than 1 percent of Japan's land space, it houses about half of the 54,000 American troops stationed in Japan, and makes for 64 percent of the land used by the USA bases, under a bilateral security treaty. Abe is considering meeting with Tamaki this week if the governor wants to, and at the meeting he will repeat the government's view that there is no other solution than the plan to relocate to Henoko, a government source close to Abe said. Read More »

DSP & jawan lay down lives, 3 terrorists killed in J&K

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Over the weekend, around 10,000 soldiers from various paramilitary forces have converged in the state amid a major crackdown on separatists. The other injured Army personnel have been rushed to the military hospital at Srinagar . "As the security forces tightened the cordon, militants fired at them, triggering an encounter which has now ended", an officer said. He had been heading the counter terrorism wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police in Kulgam district for the last one and a half years ... Read More »

UK PM May Considers Plan to Delay Brexit by Two Months

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May survived a confidence vote in January, after her Brexit deal was roundly rejected by lawmakers. Gordon Brown has called on MPs to vote to postpone Brexit and prevent the country from "hurtling over a cliff edge" on 29 March. Ministers were in Brussels last week . Mrs May said the government is "talking to the European Union about various ways in which we can find a resolution to the issue that Parliament raised". Read More »

Beware the blowing snow and freezing rain

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In anticipation of the winds, Pearson International Airport is warning travellers to check their flight status before leaving for the airport. Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. The weather service says there's a potential for freezing rain Saturday night into Sunday morning, followed by blowing snow Sunday evening. Londoners are being warned of possible whiteout conditions at times as any fresh snow that falls will be whipped up by the strong winds. Read More »