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World Alex Salmond faces attempted rape and sexual assault charges
Author: 0 Alex Salmond faces attempted rape and sexual assault charges

All make clear that he strongly denies all the charges. "Let me say from the outset, I am innocent of any criminality whatsoever", he said in a brief statement as he stood flanked by a lawyer and press adviser. I've got great faith in the courts system of Scotland. The party leader resigned following the loss of the Scottish independence referendum but represented Gordon in the House of Commons from 2015 to 2017.

World Senior Taliban leader expected to join talks with US in Qatar shortly
Author: 0 Senior Taliban leader expected to join talks with US in Qatar shortly

Baradar, who served as the Taliban military affairs chief, was arrested in Karachi in 2010 in a joint raid by Pakistani and United States intelligence agents. "The mechanism for a ceasefire and ways to enter into an intra-Afghan dialogue were the two other big topics that were supposed to be discussed on Thursday", the official told Reuters news agency.

World Trump's Ex-Attorney Cohen Postpones Hill Testimony, Citing Ongoing 'Threats'
Author: 0 Trump's Ex-Attorney Cohen Postpones Hill Testimony, Citing Ongoing 'Threats'

Cohen had announced to some fanfare earlier this month that he had accepted an invitation to testify from Cummings "in furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers". Trump has posted other tweets in recent weeks suggesting that Cohen's father-in-law and wife may have links to criminal activity. The development comes one day after Cohen postponed his public testimony to a House committee.

World More snow on the way for West Michigan
Author: 0 More snow on the way for West Michigan

Stay tuned and be sure to check in with us daily through the weekend on-air or online. We will be challenged to reach zero on Wednesday with several standing record low maximums and minimums challenged. The NWS wind chill temperature index provides an accurate, understandable, and useful formula for calculating the dangers from winter winds and freezing temperatures.

World Negotiating an end to the government shutdown: What's plan B?
Author: 0 Negotiating an end to the government shutdown: What's plan B?

After the Senate Democrats blocked the proposal approved by the Republican-led House giving $5.7 billion for the wall, the government entered a partial shutdown on December 22. While others touted the speech as proof that Trump had "caved". Trump said he would act to ensure the government workers get their back pay "very quickly, or as soon as possible".

World Qatari grant to be used in humanitarian projects in Gaza
Author: 0 Qatari grant to be used in humanitarian projects in Gaza

A report earlier this month said that Shin Bet and security forces were now using military tactics and technology normally used against Palestinian civilians to curb the surge in attacks on Palestinians in the past year, including so-called "price tag" attacks by settlers.

World Loved ones remember victims of Florida bank shooting
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Zephen Xaver moved to Florida about a year ago, the older man said. Xaver kept to himself, but Larose said he could hear Xaver playing and yelling at video games in the middle of the night. He wore a black-and-white striped jail uniform. They will be available at a vigil this Sunday night, planned for the Highlands News-Sun Center, 781 Magnolia Avenue in Sebring.

World Erdogan Arrives In Moscow For Syria Talks With Putin
Author: 0 Erdogan Arrives In Moscow For Syria Talks With Putin

Weeks after President Donald Trump announced that he would pull all US troops out of Syria, the leaders of Russian Federation and Turkey sat down to make their own plans for the country that would exclude the U.S. Russian Federation provides critical support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, while Turkey has backed opposition fighters who are battling against Syrian government forces.

World Brazil dam disaster: Seven dead, 150 missing
Author: 0 Brazil dam disaster: Seven dead, 150 missing

A dam in southeast Brazil collapsed on Friday, unleashing a torrent of mud that killed "several" people living in an area close to the city of Belo Horizonte, an official with the local fire service said. "We will take all the possible steps to minimize the suffering of families and victims", Bolsonaro said in a speech, which he posted on Twitter. The far-right leader campaigned on promises to jumpstart Brazil's economy, in part by deregulating mining and other industries.

World Pelosi blocks State of the Union speech
Author: 0 Pelosi blocks State of the Union speech

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump sent a letter to Pelosi informing her that despite her previous letter uninviting him from delivering the address, he planned on showing up to the House Chamber to deliver it anyway. The shutdown is now in its 34th day, with hundreds of thousands of federal workers left unpaid across the country and in USA installations overseas - and the knock-on effects affecting millions more.

World Missing NC toddler found alive in Craven County, sheriff says
Author: 0 Missing NC toddler found alive in Craven County, sheriff says

Craven County stepped up. Volunteers were sent home for the night due to safety concerns. "Let me tell you we had a lot of them come in". At a news conference Thursday night, Brittany Hathaway thanked the almost 600 volunteers who turned out to search for Casey Lynn Hathaway after he went missing from his grandmother's backyard Tuesday .

World Los Angeles teachers end nine-day strike
Author: 0 Los Angeles teachers end nine-day strike

Notably, 98 percent of the union's members voted to authorize the strike, which can only end if they vote to ratify the tentative agreement . Teachers were fighting for a raise , as well as smaller class sizes, and more nurses, counselors, and librarians, among other issues.

World Philip Hammond: 'No Deal' Would Be A Betrayal Of Leave Voters' Hopes
Author: 0 Philip Hammond: 'No Deal' Would Be A Betrayal Of Leave Voters' Hopes

Sony said it did not plan to move jobs from Britain. When James asked why the CEO of Airbus would be claiming that if it's not true, Steve responded: "Because they don't want to Brexit ". In a statement, he said the cross-party group had met to discuss the latest signals from London and concluded that "the agreement is fair and can not be re-negotiated".

World Pelosi blocks Trump from delivering State of the Union speech
Author: 0 Pelosi blocks Trump from delivering State of the Union speech

This will go on for a while. Trump has been portraying Pelosi as a hostage of the radical left in the party, some of whom like Indian-American Representative Pramila Jayapal want to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency that acts against smugglers and illegal immigrants within the US.

World Democrats To Offer Deal On Border To End Shutdown
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Mr Trump was noncommittal, telling reporters at the White House that he would only sign a bill if it included a "down payment" on a border barrier. A majority of voters also believe that Russian Federation has incriminating information about the president.

World Australia says dual national is in 'residential detention' in China
Author: 0 Australia says dual national is in 'residential detention' in China

China says it is holding a Chinese-Australian writer on the charge of "engaging in criminal activities endangering China's national security ". "RSDL is so concerning precisely because it institutionalises enforced disappearances and raises the risk of torture, both gross human rights violations and crimes under worldwide law", said Michael Castor, a human rights advocate focusing on RSDL.

World South Korea reportedly has been secretly supplying North Korea with fuel
Author: 0 South Korea reportedly has been secretly supplying North Korea with fuel

Kim's mouthpiece, the KCNA news agency, said: "Kim Jong-un said that we will believe in the positive way of thinking of President Trump, wait with patience and in good faith and, together with the USA, advance step by step toward the goal to be reached by the two countries of North Korea and the USA".

World Russian bomber explodes during landing, killing 3
Author: 0 Russian bomber explodes during landing, killing 3

A Russian long-range bomber crash-landed in the Arctic Tuesday, leaving three of its crew of four dead, officials said. The accident comes less than a week after two Su-34 bombers collided in the Russian Far East during a scheduled training exercise last Friday.

World United States man held in Russian Federation on espionage charges to appear in court
Author: 0 United States man held in Russian Federation on espionage charges to appear in court

Vladimir Zherebenkov , attorney for espionage suspect Paul Whelan , told Sputnik on Monday that his client was found to be in possession of classified documents at the time he was detained last month in Moscow . According to Whelan's twin brother David, they have learned Canadian diplomats will be allowed to visit Paul, who has been incarcerated in Moscow on espionage charges.

World Signs of fraying in military support for Venezuela president
Author: 0 Signs of fraying in military support for Venezuela president

And he's maintained his grip of power by imprisoning anyone who dares to oppose him. Venezuela's vice president has accused her USA counterpart of "openly calling for a coup d'etat" ahead of Wednesday's mass street protest. "We are with you, we stand with you, and we will stay with you until democracy is restored and you reclaim your birthright of libertad ". The developments come against the backdrop of a crippling Venezuelan economy.

World Four arrested for plotting to bomb New York Muslim community
Author: 0 Four arrested for plotting to bomb New York Muslim community

The tip-off was received from a student who heard the teenage suspect talking about his plans, Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan said, adding that a probe was launched into the incident. The community was started in the 1980s by a group of followers of the Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, the Associated Press reported in 2017 .

World Concern political 'stalemate' could lead to no-deal Brexit
Author: 0 Concern political 'stalemate' could lead to no-deal Brexit

Britain's main opposition Labour Party is pressing for a new election and for May to rule out the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. May's spokesman said after the vote that government policy remained to be outside a customs union. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said Sunday that he and Prime Minister Leo Varadkar were in no mood to support alterations to the withdrawal agreement (WA) or the backstop.

World U.S. to formally request Huawei CFO's extradition soon: Canada government
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The 46-year-old CFO of telecom giant Huawei was arrested in B.C.in December at the request of USA officials, who accuse her of violating sanctions against Iran through a Huawei subsidiary. The next step in Meng's case will further test already strained ties between Canada and China, as President Justin Trudeau's government faces pressure from Beijing to intervene in a judicial process that is seen by some as being politically motivated.

World Supreme Court rules Pentagon can limit transgender military service while lawsuits continue
Author: 0 Supreme Court rules Pentagon can limit transgender military service while lawsuits continue

The policy allows those who are now serving to continue to do so, but adds that those who "require or have undergone gender transition are disqualified from military service". Transgender individuals who are already in the military can continue to do so, even if they pursue gender transition. -Transgender persons "without a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria" may "serve, like all other Service members, in their biological sex".

World Donald Trump marks MLK day with surprise 2-minute visit to memorial
Author: 0 Donald Trump marks MLK day with surprise 2-minute visit to memorial

The National Parks Service, which oversees the National Parks and Memorials in D.C. has been running on limited funding due to the shutdown and have been using guest admission fees to help the parks stay open. This year, Trump stayed in Washington amid an ongoing partial government shutdown, which entered day 31 on Monday with hundreds of thousands of federal employees continuing to miss their paychecks.

World Clashes Break Out in France in Latest 'Yellow Vest' Protest
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Last week's turnout confirmed that, after a lull at the end of the year, the protesters behind the biggest crisis in Macron's presidency remain fully mobilized. Saturday marked the 10th straight weekend of yellow vest protests , and will test whether Macron's debate is diminishing the movement's momentum. Reuters correspondents also reported disturbances in Bordeaux, Lyon and Marseille, while the local government building was attacked in Angers, northwest of Paris .