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World US Senate Upholds Lifting Sanctions on Russian's Companies
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But its long-term fate was uncertain. The U.S. Senate came shockingly close to doing the right thing this week, with the help of Republican Sens. The rationale behind lifting sanctions is allegedly to ensure that only sanctioned individuals like Deripaska, and not the shareholders and employees of their companies, are punished by sanctions.

World Protests: Zimbabwean govt. shutdown internet services
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Zimbabwe has imposed an internet shutdown as demonstrators protesting a steep fuel increase were attacked by security forces, according to reports. He said they were simply exercising their right to protest against escalating political and economic repression.

World Mueller Wants More Time With Cooperating Witness Gates: Filing
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Team Manafort then failed to redact the accusation that Manafort lied to investigators about sharing 2016 Trump campaign polling data with Kilimnik, adding a new element to the public's knowledge of the investigation. Manafort was convicted in Virginia on eight counts and later pleaded guilty to charges in Washington. Manafort's attorneys deny that he intentionally lied.

World USA partisan divide on govt shutdown over border wall more sharply
Author: 0 USA partisan divide on govt shutdown over border wall more sharply

Cardin said in a tweet prior to the bill being signed . Trump on Wednesday signed legislation that would ensure 800,000 federal employees will receive back pay when the government reopens. -Mexico border wall , but Pelosi opposes the wall . The department said it was taking the step because it had become clear that the lapse in funding is harming efforts "to address the myriad critical issues requiring US leadership around the globe and to fulfill our commitments to the American ...

World 'El Chapo' paid former Mexican president $100 million bribe -trial witness
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He tweeted: "The declarations of the Colombian drug trafficker in NY are false, defamatory and absurd" and said Mr Pena Nieto's government had "located, detained and extradited" El Chapo . But the president ended his term a much diminished figure, pummeled by conflict-of-interest scandals, rampant crime and a lackluster economy. Jesus Zambada, another cartel member, testified in November he paid a multimillion dollar bribe to an aide of current Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez ...

World Couple who aided Closs declines reward, says she 'got herself out'
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The cabin where 13-year-old Jayme Closs was allegedly held by Jake Thomas Patterson , is surrounded by law enforcement vehicles in Gordon, Wis., on January 12, 2019. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said the move was an administrative decision, and not based on threats or security concerns. Patterson's relatives, including his father, Patrick, declined to comment after the hearing.

World Outrage in Ghana after killing of investigative reporter
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Husein had previously made a complaint to police after a Ghanaian lawmaker, Kennedy Agyapong, showed his photograph on a private television channel. OneGhana Movement called on President Nana Akufo-Addo, the National Security, and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) to, "as a matter of urgency, smoke out the perpetrators, else journalists and undercover investigators will remain assassination targets for corrupt persons and their assigns", and to "arrest and prosecute Mr Kennedy ...

World Aiia Maasarwe: Arrest over killing of Israeli student in Melbourne
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Julie-Anne Newman said in a statement released by Victoria state police. "(Her sister) heard the sound of the phone falling to the ground and heard some voices", DI Stamper said. Police described the attack as " opportunistic " and " absolutely horrific ". He also said the family was shocked by the news, and had believed Australia to be safe.

World South Korea, US push to hold working-level video talks
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State Department demurred, telling The Japan Times that it did not have any meetings to announce. It still said the North's weapons of mass destruction are a "threat to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula", a reference to the North's missile and nuclear program.

World Ocean Ramsey Just Swam Alongside Possibly the Largest Great White Ever Recorded
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In a post on Instagram , Ramsey said she "waited quietly, patiently" until the shark reached her so she could "gently" pat it. Sightings of great white sharks are rare in Hawaii, where the water is too warm. "We're asking people to stay out of the water around this carcass". "Shark populations around Hawaii are unfortunately declining and there are now no laws to protect sharks from being killed for any reason other than only for their fins", the One Ocean Diving team said.

World Trump calls for expanded missile defense program
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Pentagon officials have long warned about advancements in hypersonic and cruise missiles being made by Russia and China and, late last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a hypersonic missile he claimed was "invulnerable" to USA defenses.

World Trump Birth Control Coverage Rules Blocked Nationwide
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The back-to-back court rulings represent the second time the same judges have issued preliminary injunctions, halting Trump administration rules while lawsuits against the revised policies play out. The dispute centers on the issue of "religious liberty" - specifically, the extent to which the government should carve out exceptions for churches, religious groups, and even non-religious employers that object to birth control coverage based on their beliefs.

World Man charged in plot to attack White House with anti-tank rocket
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According to U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak, all potential threats are under control and the upcoming Super Bowl in Atlanta was not a target of the attacks. He also allegedly said that he wanted to be a "martyr" and cause as much damage as possible, the complaint states. The FBI said he discussed how to use the weapons and detonate the explosives with the undercover agent during the exchange, and planned on driving straight to Washington DC.

World Canada issues China travel warning after citizen sentenced to death
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It said the Liaoning Higher Court had ordered a retrial after Schellenberg appealed against his initial 15-year sentence, adding that it "followed the law in accepting the case" and had carried out the necessary processes. The strident response comes as China's authoritarian leadership takes an increasingly assertive posture in its foreign relations, while Ottawa's attempts to hold its ground have stoked growing hostility with the world's second-largest economy.

World Kremlin rubbishes 'stupid' claims that Trump a Russian agent
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In a wide-ranging press conference, Mr Lavrov also ridiculed allegations that US President Donald Trump could have worked for Moscow's interests. "He was caught red-handed", Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday. This year's press conference came amid persistent tension with the West over a welter of matters ranging from Russia's seizure of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 to the arrest of Paul Whelan - a citizen of the United States, Britain, Canada, and Ireland - on suspicion of ...

World Toddler Falling From Moving Car in Mankato
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Mock immediately stopped his truck, and got out of it in hopes of flagging down the child's mom. A mother in Mankato, Minnesota, may be facing charges of child endangerment after a auto seat fell out of her vehicle on Monday while the child was still in it.

World Netanyahu says failed Iranian satellite launch was an attempt to develop ICBM
Author: 0 Netanyahu says failed Iranian satellite launch was an attempt to develop ICBM

The satellite-launching technology reportedly does not use intercontinental ballistic missiles, however, and Iran argues that the satellites are for telecommunications purposes. Iranian state television aired footage of its reporter narrating the launch of the rocket, shouting over its roar that it sent "a message of the pride, self-confidence and willpower of Iranian youth to the world!" "I would have liked to make everybody happy with good news but sometimes life doesn't go forward the way ...

World Coalition Troops Are Reported Target in Deadly North Syria Blast
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Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence told a gathering in Washington of United States ambassadors that " ISIS has been defeated ", without referencing the attack earlier on Wednesday. The Independent reported that the attack was targeting a us patrol. "[IS] has been defeated", Vice President Mike Pence insisted today during a visit to the State Department during which he touted a list of the Trump administration's perceived foreign policy accomplishments.

World Erdogan keen on creation of Syria 'security zone'
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan , the Turkish president, announced the plan following a phone call on Monday with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. It says Turkey doesn't have any problems with Kurds and is only fighting against terrorists. The Turkish presidency said the two men discussed the creation of a safe zone in northern Syria cleared of militia groups. Once the troops are gone, the United States will have ended three years of organising, arming, advising and providing air cover for Syrian, ...

World Khashoggi killers will be held accountable
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Saudi Arabia has charged 11 people in the death, including several officials close to the crown prince but USA lawmakers have been critical of its response, demanding that America withdraw its support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen in response.

World Explosion and gunfire at Nairobi hotel, office complex
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The president said more than 700 civilians were evacuated from the complex. Ambassador to Kenya Norman Garibay said initial reports indicated 5 fatalities in what is suspected to be a terror attack that occurred just 3 kilometers from the embassy.

World Hope My Story Encourages Others to be Brave: Rescued Saudi Teen
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Canada's decision to grant the teen asylum has not yet drawn an official response from the Saudi government, whose relationship with Ottawa has been frayed since a diplomatic spat erupted in August. "I hope my story encourages other women to be courageous and free", the 18-year-old told Australia's ABC news channel, in her first interview since arriving on Canadian soil.

World Trump's AG nominee: Mueller should be allowed to finish work
Author: 0 Trump's AG nominee: Mueller should be allowed to finish work

He needs the approval of a simple majority of senators to be confirmed, and take the helm from Acting Attorney General Matt Whittaker. "If confirmed, I will not permit partisan politics, personal interests, or any other improper consideration to interfere with this or any other investigation".

World Canada grants asylum to Saudi teen fleeing alleged abuse
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The Australian government has welcomed the news, saying Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun's safety was its primary concern. But he later requested that the statement be retracted. The process is often assessed on the urgency of a refugee's individual needs, with the most vulnerable prioritised. Refugees can wait from nine months to several years to hear an answer - longer if they appeal a refusal.

World Anger as Mnangagwa raises petrol prices in Zimbabwe
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HARARE ( Reuters ) - Protesters barricaded roads and burned tyres in Zimbabwe's capital Harare on Monday, as anger over the worst economic crisis in a decade spilled onto the streets and piled pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa .

World Trump Mocks Elizabeth Warren Over Instagram Live Video
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President Donald Trump blasted 2020 presidential candidate Sen. The president began calling the Massachusetts Senator "Pocahontas" in 2017 as a jab at her previous claims of Native American ancestry. The National Congress of American Indians on Monday issued a statement denouncing Trump's reference to Wounded Knee. In addition to his remarks about Warren, Trump also slammed Amazon CEO and owner of the Washington Post , Jeff Bezos Sunday night on Twitter.

World Police respond to 'active shooter situation' at UPS facility in New Jersey
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The man shot up the bulk mail processing facility in Logan Township, taking two female employees as hostages, according to CBS News . Multiple members of law enforcement fired at the man, who was armed with a handgun. Police were called to the facility between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. (1330 to 1430 GMT) after the hostages were taken, at least two local television stations reported, citing unidentified sources.

World Trump says he 'never worked for Russia' in response to NYT report
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Trump told Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro when she asked if he has ever worked for Russian Federation. "It's just a hoax". "I never worked for Russia", Trump told reporters. According to document seen by CNN, James Baker , the FBI's top legal adviser at the time , told congressmen that the Federal Bureau of Investigation officials were considering whether Mr Trump was "acting at the behest of [Russia] and somehow following directions, somehow executing their will".