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World Repatriation plan stalls as Rohingya refuse to return to Myanmar
Author: 0 Repatriation plan stalls as Rohingya refuse to return to Myanmar

They joined about 200,000 refugees who had fled previous waves of violence and persecution. The scale, organization and ferocity of the operation led to accusations from the worldwide community, including the United Nations, of ethnic cleansing and even genocide.

World Xi warns of dangers of conflict while Pence lets fly
Author: 0 Xi warns of dangers of conflict while Pence lets fly

Trump is set to meet Xi at the G20 summit in Argentina next month. Trump has skipped the annual meeting of the 21-nation grouping, but US Vice President Mike Pence will be speaking later in the day. "So, I don't think there's a timetable". "The United States though will not change course until China changes its ways", he told delegates gathered on a cruise liner tethered in Port Moresby's Fairfax Harbour.

World Stacey Abrams says she can’t win Georgia governor’s race
Author: 0 Stacey Abrams says she can’t win Georgia governor’s race

Kemp stepped down as secretary of state after declaring himself the governor-elect, but ballots are still being counted, Abrams has not conceded, and media outlets have deemed the contest still too close to call. Kemp, who declared victory two days after the November 6 election, has said he is moving forward with his transition plans. Abrams made no such retreat from her criticisms of Kemp, saying she refused "to say nice things and accept my fate".

World Two executed in Iran for financial crimes
Author: 0 Two executed in Iran for financial crimes

Today Amnesty International condemned the "horrific" executions and said Iran had violated international law. Vahid Mazloumin and his accomplice Mohammad Esmaeil Qassemi were put to death in prison on Wednesday morning after the country's Supreme Court upheld their death sentences and the legal process was completed.

World Trump completes answers for Mueller investigation
Author: 0 Trump completes answers for Mueller investigation

I just finished them. 'They were my answers - I don't need lawyers to do that, ' he told a reporter asking about a Washington Post story that quoted one of his attorneys, Rudy Giuliani. Since then the two sides have reportedly jousted over whether the president had to answer and how he would do so - including the possibility that he would submit to a face-to-face interview with prosecutors.

World Michelle Obama says ‘Access Hollywood’ tape prompted her to condemn Trump’s comments
Author: 0 Michelle Obama says ‘Access Hollywood’ tape prompted her to condemn Trump’s comments

However, it was not gloomy to the end for the young Michelle as she says she enjoyed the company of her would-be in-laws when they later travelled to Siaya to meet Barack's grandmother Mama Sarah Obama . My personal favourite line? O: " Barry! Be quiet and hold my purse ". Obama said. "He doesn't quite know what to do, so he starts following us, and I'm like (to Malia ), 'Run fast, run faster!'" In the nine-minute clip above, the former First Lady talks about her new book Becoming ...

World ‘US won't back down!’ Pence THREATENS China with all-out cold WAR
Author: 0 ‘US won't back down!’ Pence THREATENS China with all-out cold WAR

Trump , who has made the U.S. economic relationship with China a centerpiece of his presidency, reiterated that he wants a deal both sides can be happy with. In an interview with Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin in which Pence focused on the White House's Indo-Pacific policy, the vice president said his trip to the region "is meant to show the United States has no intention of ceding influence or control" to Beijing.

World France fires back at Trump's lack of 'common decency'
Author: 0 France fires back at Trump's lack of 'common decency'

In five posts on Tuesday after a visit to Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Mr Trump reminded France of its near-defeat by Germany in two wars, took a swipe at its wine industry, and mentioned Mr Macron's falling approval ratings.

World China offer unlikely to spur trade breakthrough
Author: 0 China offer unlikely to spur trade breakthrough

Many American manufacturers, farmers and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle say they appreciate the administration's efforts to change China's economic policies. The White House has expressed cautious optimism that the meeting could ease tension. The Chinese document was said to include 142 items divided into three categories: issues the Chinese are willing to negotiate for further action, issues they are already working on and issues they consider off limits.

World Judge Orders White House To Reinstate Jim Acosta's Press Credentials
Author: 0 Judge Orders White House To Reinstate Jim Acosta's Press Credentials

Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta crowed, minutes after a federal judge ruled the White House had to immediately return to Acosta the press badge it pulled abruptly this week. Of particular issue is whether his pass was taken away because of his rude behavior or due to the content of his reporting. Outside the courtroom, Acosta spoke to reporters and thanked other journalists for their support in the case.

World Trump pushes out senior advisor at start of expected White House reshuffle
Author: 0 Trump pushes out senior advisor at start of expected White House reshuffle

But Nielsen remained in her job on Wednesday, two days after the Washington Post first reported that Trump planned to remove her, and she travelled to the border with Defense Secretary James Mattis to review the work of U.S. But Mr Bolton rebuffed the first lady and protected his deputy, prompting the first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, to issue an extraordinary statement to reporters effectively calling for Ms Ricardel to be fired.

World Trump slams Macron, suggests France would have lost WWI
Author: 0 Trump slams Macron, suggests France would have lost WWI

She was more tactful in putting it in the context of being an independent partner than Macron was when he said a European army might also face the United States as an opponent. This would include establishing a European Security Council, where decisions could be taken more rapidly, and a European Intervention Force "so that we can tackle issues immediately on the ground", Merkel said.

World Julian Assange Has Been 'Charged In Secret', US Accidentally Reveals
Author: 0 Julian Assange Has Been 'Charged In Secret', US Accidentally Reveals

WikiLeaks said on Twitter that the filing "reveals existence of sealed charges (or a draft for them) against WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange ". Julian Assange , a major target of the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 USA election , has been criminally charged in secret, an apparent mistake in a court filing has indicated.

World Facebook Admits It ‘Encourages’ Employees to Use Android Smartphones, Not iPhones
Author: 0 Facebook Admits It ‘Encourages’ Employees to Use Android Smartphones, Not iPhones

As news of Facebook's use of Definers reached Capitol Hill, one senator implied that Facebook's efforts to push back against critics may add to the company's woes. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms have long faced criticism for choices on what content to take down and what to allow to stand. But to suggest that we weren't interested in knowing the truth or that we wanted to hide what we knew or that we tried to prevent investigations is simply untrue.

World Death in Paradise: Hunt for victims of wildfires
Author: 0 Death in Paradise: Hunt for victims of wildfires

Cal Fire said the Camp Fire had grown to 140,000 acres (57,000 hectares), but was 40% contained. Sheriff Kory Honea said almost 300 people initially reported as missing had been found alive, and the list would keep fluctuating as people were found safe or identified among the dead.

World Trump Blames California 'Mismanagement' For Fires, Threatens To Withhold Aid
Author: 0 Trump Blames California 'Mismanagement' For Fires, Threatens To Withhold Aid

But he also took to Twitter to criticise forest management in the state as "poor", threatening to revoke federal funding for California forest management unless action was taken to prevent future fires. Across the state, more than 250,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes in a dramatic scene, which saw some flee from their cars on foot to escape the flames.

World Trump seethes against Russian Federation probe 'disgrace'
Author: 0 Trump seethes against Russian Federation probe 'disgrace'

Mueller has not produced any evidence or indictments related to collusion. Whitaker, a Trump loyalist, was appointed by the USA president to replace former attorney general Jeff Sessions Nov. Whitaker as a way to curtail the Mueller investigation. Those concerns were only amplified after Trump appointed Whitaker as acting attorney general last week.

World Johnny Bobbitt arrested in Philadelphia, charges expected in GoFundMe case
Author: 0 Johnny Bobbitt arrested in Philadelphia, charges expected in GoFundMe case

Now, prosecutors told WCAU that the D'Amico, McClure and Bobbitt all conspired together in the hopes of getting and diving up the cash. She claimed Bobbitt spent his last $20 to buy her gas. A Judge then ordered the couple to transfer the money into an escrow account and hire a forensic accountant to review the financial records within 10 days.

World Things to know about Michelle Obama's book, arena tour
Author: 0 Things to know about Michelle Obama's book, arena tour

The pair also met on Inauguration Day with relations between them appearing to be convivial. Obama said . "So I'd prefer not to, you know, speak on what she's doing versus what I did because I think every first lady approaches this job differently".

World Pence says next US-NKorea summit after New Year
Author: 0 Pence says next US-NKorea summit after New Year

With scant sign of progress on negotiations since the June summit and recent high-level meetings canceled, Trump said last week he's now in "no rush" but still wants to meet with Kim for a second time. The US said the North axed the talks because they weren't ready, and Trump insisted he was in "no rush". "We have begun importing oil and gas from United States".

World Suu Kyi stance on Rohingya ‘indefensible’: Malaysia PM
Author: 0 Suu Kyi stance on Rohingya ‘indefensible’: Malaysia PM

The draft of the chairman's statement, which was reviewed by Reuters but may change before it is delivered by host Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the close of meetings of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), said the situation in Rakhine State was a "matter of concern".

World Catastrophe if Yemeni port is destroyed, United Nations chief warns
Author: 0 Catastrophe if Yemeni port is destroyed, United Nations chief warns

In a Friday statement, Yemen's internationally recognized government based in the southern city of Aden said its forces are advancing toward the north and west of Hodeida and across all fronts with cover from the coalition. The lull coincided with a visit by British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt to Saudi Arabia, to press for an end to the almost four-year war which has killed more than 10,000 people.

World Aung San Suu Kyi Is Stripped of Amnesty's Highest Honor
Author: 0 Aung San Suu Kyi Is Stripped of Amnesty's Highest Honor

Suu Kyi became an icon for democracy after spending about 15 years under house arrest for opposing Myanmar's earlier military dictatorship. Amnesty International cited reasons behind the withdrawal of the award, in a statement on Tuesday.it said that she had failed to speak out and had safeguarded the security forces from "unaccountability" for the rampant violence against Rohingyas.

World Saudis charge 5 with killing Khashoggi, but say prince not to blame
Author: 0 Saudis charge 5 with killing Khashoggi, but say prince not to blame

Khashoggi , a prominent critic of Saudi policy, was killed in the country's Istanbul consulate on October 2, after a struggle, by a lethal injection dose and his body was dismembered and taken out of the building, deputy public prosecutor and spokesman Shaalan al-Shaalan told reporters.

World Asia Bibi: Boris Johnson among MPs urging government to give asylum
Author: 0 Asia Bibi: Boris Johnson among MPs urging government to give asylum

To do so would heighten the pressure on Imram Khan not to sacrifice her life for his own political opportunity and give his government another option at this crucial time. However, she rejected all blasphemy allegations and denied any wrongdoing. Dr Cocksworth, the C of E's lead bishop on worldwide affairs, said on Monday: "In common with Christians around the world, the Church of England has been deeply distressed by the case of Asia Bibi ".

World Trump lawyers could submit answers to Mueller in coming days, source says
Author: 0 Trump lawyers could submit answers to Mueller in coming days, source says

Jerome Corsi , a rightwing author and conspiracy theorist, has said he expects to be criminally indicted by Robert Mueller , the special counsel. Mueller's team has been investigating whether Corsi and Stone had prior knowledge of Wikileaks' plans to release Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's stolen emails.

World Neil Young slams Trump over California wildfire
Author: 0 Neil Young slams Trump over California wildfire

The raging blaze in northern California known as the Camp Fire , the state's most destructive on record, had left at least 228 people missing as of early Monday, according to Kory Honea, sheriff of Butte County, site of the fire. "Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests". The report said the fire was reported around 2:24 p.m.

World PG&E outlook ominous if utility found responsible for California's worst wildfire
Author: 0 PG&E outlook ominous if utility found responsible for California's worst wildfire

Disney is donating $500,000 to help Golden State residents affected by the blazes and to support the more than 8,000 firefighters working to contain the flames, they said in a statement . The Camp Fire surpassed the 1933 Griffith Park Fire, which claimed 29 lives to become the deadliest fire in California's history. Winds Tuesday weren't as brisk, something forecasters said should be the case for the next few days.

World France says Trump should have shown ‘decency’ on Paris attacks anniversary
Author: 0 France says Trump should have shown ‘decency’ on Paris attacks anniversary

In a speech at the World War I commemoration, Macron delivered a forceful rebuke against rising nationalism, calling it a "betrayal of patriotism" and warning against "old demons coming back to wreak chaos and death". According to a poll conducted by Kantar Public, only 26 percent of French people approve of Macron's job performance. "Little reported-Fake News!" Trump tweeted.