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As Cohen And Trump Spar On Twitter, Both Exacerbate Credibility Problem

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Then the judge hit Trump for his handling of Jared Kushner's security clearances, which critics say involved Trump inserting himself in the process over the objections of security experts in the Federal Bureau of Investigation who initially denied Kushner a security clearance (for reasons still unknown to the general public). Read More »

Americans will need a visa for European travel in 2021

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A report published by the European Union indicates that decision has been reached after USA failed to accord same privileges it gives to 23 EU nations to citizens from Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Romania and Cyprus. It requires US citizens to apply for a European Travel Information and Authorization System visa. "From 2021 the ETIAS will be a legal obligation for all USA citizens traveling to Europe for short-stay visits so it is essential to be prepared!" 'All in all, the ETIAS ... Read More »

India says Pakistan hiding information by blocking access to bombing site

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In his op-ed titled "Time For Pakistan to Chart a New Course", the four-time Indian-American Congressman from California said that Pakistan did the right thing by releasing Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman. "A good first step would be for China to cease blocking a UN Security Council resolution designating Masood Azhar a global terrorist", Mr Bera said. Read More »

Man Denied New Trial for Murder Case from 'Serial' Podcast

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The court said Syed waived his ineffective counsel claim. The state Court of Special Appeals upheld the lower court's decision in favor of a new trial earlier this year. Adnan had argued that he had ineffective counsel because his former defense lawyer didn't interview an alibi witness. HBO's four-part series, " The Case Against Adnan Syed ", is set to begin on Sunday. Read More »

French court convicts cardinal of covering-up sexual acts against minors

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He has been handed a six-month suspended sentence. Preynat will be tried separately. Nine people who said the priest abused them brought the case against Barbarin to court. "We hope that at the next step, justice will be done ". Although not present in the Lyon court this morning, his lawyers immediately announced that he would appeal the judgement. Read More »

New YouTube feature fact checks suspicious searches

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According to fact-checking site Snopes , a hoax started circulating in early 2017 that paracetamol contained the "Machupo" virus, also known as Bolivian hemorrhagic virus. YouTube says that the ultimate goal is to provide context to users but still allow them to make their own decisions. YouTube shared with BuzzFeed what this disclaimer would look like in Hindi and English. Read More »

Multiple lawyers reached out for presidential pardons

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But he did not specify what topics nor suggest that the meetings totaled 10 hours of discussion, according to Fox News sources, who also noted that Cohen seemed extremely prepared for questions about the issues reportedly discussed between the lawyer and Schiff. Read More »

Absconding diamond businessman Nirav Modi tracked down in London

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Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi are under the CBI and the ED scanner for their alleged role in the PNB bank loan fraud case. The fraud engineered by him is probably the country's largest ever bank fraud. However, Nirav is not listed as a director. "Modi was given a National Insurance number in recent months by the Department for Work & Pensions and has been able to operate online bank accounts in the United Kingdom while wanted by Indian authorities", the publication reports, citing ... Read More »

Pakistani Senator Equates India's Air Strike to Israeli Aggression Against Arabs

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The Jaish-e-Mohammed group, which supports secession from India, claimed responsibility for the attack. The next confrontation might not end so calmly, the paper said. Responding to questions, Mr Palladino refrained from giving a direct answer on the move in NY to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed or JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, but said that the USA and its allies in the UN Security Council want to update the UN list of terrorist organisations and leaders. Read More »

Juan Guaido Arrives in Venezuela Despite Imposed Travel Ban

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Maduro has said he is the target of a US -backed plot to overthrow him. A travel ban was imposed on Guaido, stating that he should not leave Venezuela. Despite his worldwide support, Guaido's position inside Venezuela is more precarious. Guaido has called for nation-wide action ahead of his return. Read More »

Huawei Sues the USA for Unconstitutional Sales Restrictions Killing their 5G Rollout

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USA officials and industry executives have long harbored questions about Huawei's ties to China's government, and concerns about its technology have mounted in lockstep with its growing success. At a press conference Thursday with top executives and its US -based lawyers, Huawei said the ban infringed on its rights and represented an instance of legislative overreach. Read More »

International Women's Day Facts You Need to Know

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And since then, the awareness regarding this day has increased many fold over the years and this important day is now widely being accepted and celebrated through the world. According to Obama, Herman is "helping women unleash their power to change their societies" and "leading an initiative that combines online tools with in-person organizing, giving women a voice in her native India-and beyond". Read More »

Einstein 'puzzle' solved as missing page emerges in new trove

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Even 140 years after Albert Einstein's birth, his scientific discoveries still impact our lives-lasers, nuclear power, fiber optics, driverless cars, Global Positioning System and space travel all trace back to Einstein's theories. "I believe that even in Germany things are slowly starting to change", he wrote. This idea later became the basis of laser technology. In the same letter from 1951, Einstein tells Besso that he has "still not come closer" to fully comprehending the nature of light ... Read More »

Finland's centre-right government resigns

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Send "NEWS" to 40227 to receive all the important breaking news as it happens . "I take the responsibility for the failure". Sipila has since 2015 headed a coalition made up of his Centre Party, the conservative National Coalition, and Blue Reform, a moderate faction spun off from the far-right. Read More »

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro under fire after tweeting explicit Carnival video

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Leftist lawmaker Marcelo Freixo answered Bolsonaro's tweet with a video of a happy young girl dancing on her father's shoulders, saying , "Life is made of choices". Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. As perplexing as the incident was to some, Solano says it shows Bolsonaro is continuing with a campaign-era strategy of stoking controversy and strong emotions around culture war issues. Read More »

Trump budget to include $100M for daughter Ivanka's project

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Baker largely downplayed The New Yorker's examination relationship between Trump and Fox News as a major reason for Shine's departure - although Baker did say that Trump does care about being seen as "too close to Fox". In January, The New York Times similarly reported that Trump had not been getting the results he wanted from Shine and that they often differed on messaging. Read More »

Conflicting reports surround fate of baby of UK IS bride

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He said the 19-year-old's son was a British citizen but declined to provide further details. However a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led alliance, said the baby was alive. She has also been told that her British citizenship is to be stripped by the Home Secretary, Savid Javid. Officials in Dhaka have said they will not let her become a Bangladeshi national. Read More »

Venezuela hit by major blackout, government blames 'sabotage'

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A multi-state power outage hit Venezuela Thursday and President Nicolas Maduro's administration is blaming it on anti-government saboteurs. Electricity Minister Luis Motta issued a statement on state television, claiming , "They've attacked the generation and transmission at the Guri [hydroelectric dam], the backbone of the electricity system". Read More »

Snow predicted in northern parts of the United Kingdom for Sunday

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Frost in sheltered places. Saturday will be a bright day with good sunshine and scattered heavy showers. "In general we are expecting some colder air blowing over the whole of the United Kingdom, and so we are seeing a very good chance of snow on higher ground in Scotland and a reasonable chance of snow on low levels of Scotland and northern England during the weekend". Read More »

Iran Objects To British-Iranian's 'Rare' Diplomatic Protection In UK

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The measure is used by governments when citizens are believed to have been wronged by another state and affords protections above standard consular assistance offered to British nationals overseas. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a charity worker with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested in April 2016 at Tehran airport as she was returning home to London with her then 22-month-old daughter, Gabriella, following a family visit. Read More »

Macron calls for 'European renaissance' in open letter

Tusk, a centre-right former Polish prime minister who chairs summits of EU leaders, gave one of the starkest warnings yet from the bloc about the prospect that openly anti-EU parties could gain ground in May's European Parliament election. Nathalie Loiseau told BFM TV that "we can not be in the status quo, in conservatism, and we have never needed Europe as much as now". In a speech in September 2017, Macron called for greater security cooperation in Europe and a common asylum policy. Read More »

McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy dies after being shot at Rockford hotel

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Brown, 39, for attempted murder in the shooting of the deputy. McHenry County officials identified the deputy as Jacob Keltner. Keltner was pronounced dead at the hospital several hours after he was shot, spokesman David Dezane said. He had apparently fired the rifle inside the hotel room and then again in the parking lot. The wounded woman was being treated at a hospital, and was being questioned by police. Read More »

No 2020 White House run for Dem Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio

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The team of Brown advisers had mapped out a fundraising and travel plan for a presidential candidacy starting in April. Brown was re-elected to the Senate last fall, and has been one of the few Democrats to win a state wide race in OH in recent years, raising hopes among some in the party that he could carry his home state against President Trump. Read More »

Latest winter storm flashes lightning through California sky

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A strong batch of thunderstorms created " lightning storms", the NWS Los Angeles said - prompting the agency to alert residents to take precautions as they peeked at the power of mother nature. Santa Barbara County officials are lifting all evacuation orders as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, the county's Office of Emergency Management announced. Read More »

North Korea slams new US-South Korea joint drills

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The Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies published similar findings Thursday and said the North's actions amount to a "snapback" from the moderate dismantlement it undertook following the first Trump-Kim summit last June. Read More »

Watch drivers get Ash Wednesday 'ashes to go' in Slidell

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With the parties and celebrations of Mardi Gras over, Christians all over the globe will head to church Wednesday to mark the start of Lent. Senior pastor at Epworth United Methodist Church, Bob Holliday whispers a short prayer as he makes the sign of the cross on a woman's forehead using ashes. Read More »

Mahathir backs Philippines' Muslim autonomous region

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He plans to meet tomorrow with President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss the peace process in Mindanao, south of the Philippine archipelago, after ratifying the Organic Law of Bangsamoro, under which an autonomous region with a Muslim majority was created. Read More »

ISIS is far from over, says United States commander general Joseph Votel

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Unlike previous days when hundreds of families emerged from the ISIS-held Baghouz village, the evacuees included dozens of fighting-age men, some of them wounded and limping on crutches days after US -backed forces pounded the area. In recent days, hundreds of other jihadists surrendered, though it was not yet clear how many, the commander added. Last month, Iraq's President Barham Saleh said that all IS militants who committed crimes against Iraq will be put on trial, including 13 suspected ... Read More »

Trump cancels reports on civilian deaths in USA drone strikes

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President Donald Trump has revoked a policy set by his predecessor requiring U.S. intelligence officials to publish the number of civilians killed in drone strikes outside of war zones. Trump has always been a critic of the disclosure of military reports and in January questioned their value as they may actually arm the enemy. Nonpartisan think-tank New America reported last month that, as compared to the previous administration, Trump had tripled the number of strikes in Somalia in a ... Read More »

European Union states criticise Saudi abuses, Switzerland stays silent

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As the hearing continued, Republican Senator Marco Rubio said bin Salman had gone "full gangster", an assertion repeated by another Republican, Senator Ron Johnson. "He is reckless, he's ruthless, he has a penchant for escalation, for taking high risks, confrontational in his foreign policy approach and I think increasingly willing to test the limits of what he can get away with the United States", Rubio added. Read More »

Thirty-six nations hit Saudi with rare rebuke over Khashoggi murder

Abizaid, a retired four-star Army general, who led the US Central Command during the Iraq war, is expected to easily win Senate confirmation. The Florida Senator added that the Saudi royal was "reckless, ruthless" and "increasingly willing to test the limits of what he can get away with". Read More »

John Kelly: I Would Have Served Under Hillary If She Won

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The news seemed to disappoint Trump. Kelly called his job as White House chief of staff the "least enjoyable job I've ever had" but defended his tenure, saying that Trump "went from a guy who didn't know how the system works" to one "who understands how it works". Read More »