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World Death sentence for Canadian in China 'of extreme concern': PM
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A Reuters report, quoting a court statement from its website said Schellenberg was told in court that he has the right to appeal to Liaoning High Court within 10 days on receiving the ruling. In 2009, Akmal Shaikh, a British citizen convicted of carrying up to 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds) of heroin, was executed by lethal injection despite fierce protests from the United Kingdom government and his family, who said he suffered from a mental disorder and was tricked into carrying the drugs.

World Greek defence minister quits over Macedonia name deal
Author: 0 Greek defence minister quits over Macedonia name deal

He said his party is quitting the government. Macedonia was founded in 1991 and recognized by the United Nations in 1993, but was accepted to the United Nations membership with the name of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) due to Greek objection to the name Macedonia.

World Jayme Closs' aunt gives positive update
Author: 0 Jayme Closs' aunt gives positive update

Then, on Thursday, a woman walking her dog in the town of Gordon, about an hour north of Barron, spotted Jayme on the street. Gayle King spoke to Closs' relatives in Barron, Wisconsin, about how the teen is doing. Nutter told reporters she knew the young girl needed help and took her inside. Photos show the space beneath alleged abductor Patterson's tumbledown forest cabin in rural Gordon, Wisconsin, strewn with soft toys, filthy bedding and women's clothes.

World This MASSIVE clue reveals the gender of Meghan Markle's baby
Author: 0 This MASSIVE clue reveals the gender of Meghan Markle's baby

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex laughed and smiled as they arrived in Merseyside for their first joint engagement of the year. The following month, Meghan's personal assistant, Melissa Touabti, also announced she was quitting after just six months in the job.

World Cargo plane crashes in Iran with 10 onboard
Author: 0 Cargo plane crashes in Iran with 10 onboard

Authorities did not immediately offer a reason for the crew's decision to land there, though they said the crew had declared an emergency prior to land. The plane reportedly was carrying a cargo of meat from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital, to Iran. The plane was reportedly carrying meat from Kyrgyzstan.

World National Weather Service Snow Forecasts Winter Storm Middle Atlantic States
Author: 0 National Weather Service Snow Forecasts Winter Storm Middle Atlantic States

Winter Storm Warnings have been expanded to include Washington DC and cover nearly all of Virginia, The also include a few counties in Southeast Maryland, Winter Storm Warnings have also been expanded into Western North Carolina. This will spread north and east through the night, leaving us with widespread snow close to and north of Rte. 460. Temperatures will drop back into the low 30s for highs by the end of the week.

World Sudan police fire tear gas as protests erupt in Khartoum, Darfur
Author: 0 Sudan police fire tear gas as protests erupt in Khartoum, Darfur

Witnesses told the news agency that security forces used tear gas against dozens of demonstrators in al-Halfaya Bahri, an area in the south of Khartoum , and against a demonstration by dozens of people emerging from Sayed Abdel Rahman Mosque in Omdurman, which sits on the other side of the River Nile from the capital.

World Israel confirms Syria strike, ends mission on Lebanon border
Author: 0 Israel confirms Syria strike, ends mission on Lebanon border

Confirming a Friday night sortie in Syria, Netanyahu said Israel's air force had "struck Iran's warehouses, containing Iranian arms, in Damascus worldwide airport". The final tunnel was the largest one discovered so far, running hundreds of metres from under a Lebanese home and deep into Israeli territory, military spokesman Lt Col Jonathan Conricus said.

World Admin requested plans past year to attack Iran
Author: 0 Admin requested plans past year to attack Iran

An unnamed "former senior US administration official" said the request "definitely rattled people". President Donald Trump's National Security Council, led by National Security Adviser John Bolton, asked the Pentagon to develop options for a military strike against Iran a year ago, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday citing unnamed current and former USA officials.

World Trump says US will hurt Turkey economically if it hits Kurds
Author: 0 Trump says US will hurt Turkey economically if it hits Kurds

Turkey, however, regards the People's Protection Units (YPG) as terrorists . Erdogan has been massing Turkish troops on the Syrian border for weeks, preparing for an invasion to eradicate Kurdish forces that the USA has vowed to protect. President Trump's unexpected announcement last month that troops would leave the country has fueled fears that a power vacuum could strengthen ISIS and cede influence in the region to Iran and Russian Federation.

World 'Mass Fentanyl Overdoses' Reported In California
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While the substance that caused the overdose has not been tested, O'Brien said, "We have every indication that this mass overdose incident was caused from the ingestion of some form of fentanyl in combination with some other substance". Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid pain reliever, is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. The police chief said officers administered CPR and six doses of Naloxone - a treatment for opioid overdoses used as a nasal spray or an injection .

World House GOP leader vows action against King over race remarks
Author: 0 House GOP leader vows action against King over race remarks

He drew attention to comments made by King on Thursday, when the Iowan wondered aloud: "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization - how did that language become offensive?" "Republicans should make clear Mr. "I didn't know who all of these groups were and I detest any kind of hate group", he told the Times-Picayune newspaper then. King has been assigned to agriculture, small business and judiciary committees, according to his House website .

World Suspect in death of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona identified
Author: 0 Suspect in death of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona identified

When police surrounded the property he stepped outside wearing a bullet proof vest, shouted at officers and then entered the property again and shot himself dead, police said. She was sworn into the department on August 2 and her father pinned her badge, according to the Williams Pioneer . She was struck multiple times and died at UC Davis Medical Center.

World Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign paid $1500 fine to NY state
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He retired in 2013 after serving 24 years in the U.S. Senate. Lieberman, 76, explained that Ocasio-Cortez, 29, is too "different" and "controversial" for the party, which he says has shifted to the center of the political spectrum. Lieberman pointed to the many moderate Democrats who beat Republicans in purple districts in 2018. Despite Ocasio-Cortez' telegenic approach to self-promotion and her social media star power, Democratic House leaders have sought to sideline her in practical ways ...

World Father of Slain Davis Officer: ‘She Died Doing What She Loved’
Author: 0 Father of Slain Davis Officer: ‘She Died Doing What She Loved’

He said from the first day in the academy to the last day of an officer's career, they're mindful of these risky possibilities. "Yet, I know that nothing we are feeling could possibly compare to the grief of her family at this time". Davis City Manager Mike Webb said, "This tragic event required an extraordinary response from the city's public safety employees, as well as from our partner agencies across the region".

World Graham says Trump isn't giving in on border wall
Author: 0 Graham says Trump isn't giving in on border wall

A day earlier, he said he was not ready to do it "right now". Trump spoke after lawmakers had adjourned for the weekend, precluding any possible action until next week. The public generally is more apt to blame the President, with 55% saying he is more responsible for the shutdown than are Democrats in Congress, while 32% say the blame rests mostly with the Democrats.

World ‘There Is No Going Back’: Elizabeth Smart Offers Advice To Jayme Closs
Author: 0 ‘There Is No Going Back’: Elizabeth Smart Offers Advice To Jayme Closs

She went on to say she and her family will make sure Jayme is safe forever, and thanked everyone for their support. She said they stole things and spent time in foster care. Jayme told one of the neighbours in Gordon who took her in that she had walked away from a cabin where she had been held captive. Residents who knew Patterson described him as quiet.

World Trump warns Turkey of economic devastation if it hits Kurds
Author: 0 Trump warns Turkey of economic devastation if it hits Kurds

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , which monitors the conflict in Syria through a network of activists on the ground, said the withdrawal began on Thursday night. Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the anti-ISIS coalition, citing the Department of Defense. A line of USA military vehicles drive through a checkpoint of the Internal Security Forces in Manbij as they head to their base on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city on December 30, 2018.

World Tory MP Predicts Political Crisis If Theresa May's Deal Is Voted Down
Author: 0 Tory MP Predicts Political Crisis If Theresa May's Deal Is Voted Down

The EU is preparing to delay Brexit until at least July after concluding that Theresa May is doomed to fail in getting her deal through parliament. The newspaper quoted Commons sources as claiming the Speaker John Bercow, who came under fire from Conservative MPs last week for allowing MPs to vote on a Brexit amendment by the backbencher Remainer and former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, is likely to allow the gambit to succeed.

World Ukrainian tycoon denies coordination with Manafort
Author: 0 Ukrainian tycoon denies coordination with Manafort

But cutting and pasting the blacked-out markings into another word-processing document showed what had been redacted. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has been circling Lyovochkin and Akhmetov's dealings with Manafort for a while, as they were both key, generous backers of Manafort's Ukrainian lobbying work, prosecutors said at Manafort's financial fraud trial last summer.

World Canadians involved in Cuban bus crash that killed seven, injured five
Author: 0 Canadians involved in Cuban bus crash that killed seven, injured five

Officials were working to identify the dead. Meanwhile, five of the injured were said to be in critical condition in hospital. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reported from Havana and Hira Humayun from Atlanta. A Frenchman, a German woman and two Argentine women were among the dead, along with three Cubans, Venceremos newspaper said. The Cubans were two men, aged 32 and 47, and a 34-year-old woman.

World Trump Accused of Keeping Details of Putin Talks Secret
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According to the Post there is no detailed record of Trump's personal talks with Putin at five locations over the past two years. "I call him "Lying James Comey " - he did a bad job as Federal Bureau of Investigation director", Trump told Pirro.

World U.S. government shutdown becomes longest in history
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Administration officials on Thursday confirmed that they were looking at a range of government accounts that Trump potentially could tap into, but would not comment specifically on which projects were being eyed. President, Declare a national emergency NOW". Under the National Emergencies Act of 1976 , presidents do have the authority to declare crises and act on them, but they have to justify their reasoning with existing statutes Congress has already approved.

World 'Mechanical issue' diverts flight bringing DeSantis to South Florida
Author: 0 'Mechanical issue' diverts flight bringing DeSantis to South Florida

They said the policy as written provided deputy's discretion on whether to confront the shooter. He is the county's first black sheriff, and he was reportedly recommended by the father of a Parkland victim. Last April, DeSantis said he would have suspended Israel if he were governor. "The neglect of duty and incompetence that was connected to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been well documented, and I have no interest in dancing on Scott Israel's political ...

World Greek defence minister quits over Macedonia name deal, coalition in doubt
Author: 0 Greek defence minister quits over Macedonia name deal, coalition in doubt

The governments of Macedonia and Greece are both struggling to secure the political support required to ratify the agreement reached last June. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who congratulated Zaev in a phone call following Friday's successful vote, has previously said once Greece is formally notified by Macedonia of the constitutional changes, he will swiftly launch the process of ratifying the agreement in Greece's parliament.

World Syrian state media: Anti-aircraft fires on 'enemy targets' near Damascus
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Only recently has it begun to speak publicly about thwarting the weapons smuggling from Iran through Styria into Lebanon. The outgoing IDF chief of staff has acknowledged that Israel has been bombing Syria on a "near-daily" basis for years, in a massive military campaign allegedly aimed at degrading Tehran's supposed military buildup in the region.