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World BAE Systems warns it could be hit by German stance on Saudi
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In his letter to the German foreign minister, Hunt said he had "grave concerns" about the impact Germany's arms freeze was "having on the supply chains of United Kingdom and European defence industry and may ultimately have on Europe's ability to fulfil its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commitments".

World Mueller sentencing memo says Manafort ‘repeatedly and brazenly’ violated law
Author: 0 Mueller sentencing memo says Manafort ‘repeatedly and brazenly’ violated law

Mueller's team isn't taking a position on whether Manafort's prison sentence should run concurrently or consecutively with separate punishment he faces in a bank and tax fraud case in Virginia. Manafort is due be sentenced in that case on March 8. After his guilty plea, Manafort "committed the additional crimes of perjury and making false statements".

World Toxic alcohol kills 69 in India, hundreds hospitalised
Author: 0 Toxic alcohol kills 69 in India, hundreds hospitalised

Another 45 people were hospitalised and 20 are critically ill after almost 100 people drank the liquor on Thursday, local politicians from the ruling Bharatiya Janata party said. They died within hours of consuming the bootleg alcohol. "These people are psychologically in shock and so they think they are ill". State Excise Minister Parimal Shuklabaidya has ordered a probe.

World Buhari defeats Atiku in Obasanjo's polling unit
Author: 0 Buhari defeats Atiku in Obasanjo's polling unit

Nigerian security forces earlier Saturday said the reported blasts had been their own in a show of force to deter extremists. Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has been prevented from going to cast his vote by Boko Haram terrorists. Among the country's first voters, he said he was ready to congratulate himself in a race seen as too close to call. The attack forced residents to flee into the city.

World Turpin parents plead guilty to multiple charges, including torture
Author: 0 Turpin parents plead guilty to multiple charges, including torture

A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them have pleaded guilty to torture and other abuse. As US prosecutors brought charges of cruelty and torture against a California couple who had shackled and starved their children for years , they had two goals in mind: Punish the perpetrators and ensure they could never victimise those 13 children in any way again.

World Netanyahu’s election rivals merge as Israeli leader makes pact with extreme right
Author: 0 Netanyahu’s election rivals merge as Israeli leader makes pact with extreme right

Following them in the joint list would be a pair of other former military chiefs, Gabi Ashkenazi and Moshe Yaalon. A combination of file photos shows Benny Gantz, a former Israeli armed forces chief and head of Israel Resilience party, at the party campaign launch in Tel Aviv, Israel, Jan 29, 2019 and Yair Lapid, head of Yesh Atid party, at the Ariel University Center in the Jewish settlement of Ariel in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Oct 30, 2012.

World Pulwama aftermath: India SC orders govt to protect Kashmiris, minorities
Author: 0 Pulwama aftermath: India SC orders govt to protect Kashmiris, minorities

The bench stated that the police officers who were appointed as nodal officers to deal with incidents of mob lynching will now be responsible to deal with cases of alleged assault on Kashmiris. A petition filed in the backdrop of attack on Kashmiris after the Pulwama Terror attack was filed in the Supreme Court. The plea sought a direction to the Centre and other authorities for prosecuting people engaging in hate speech and appointment of a nodal officer in every state and union ...

World Trump Says He’ll Nominate Kelly Craft as UN Ambassador
Author: 0 Trump Says He’ll Nominate Kelly Craft as UN Ambassador

Ambassador Kelly Craft called China's detention of two Canadians "unacceptable" in her first public comments about the cases this week. Trump said December 7 that he would pick the former Fox News anchor and State Department spokeswoman for the United Nations job, but her nomination was never formalized.

World Shamima Begum: Isis runaway asking for sympathy
Author: 0 Shamima Begum: Isis runaway asking for sympathy

The Home Secretary revoked Ms Begum's British citizenship in a move only permissible under worldwide law if it does not leave the individual stateless. Although it's unclear if Begum has committed a crime, her comments throw into sharp relief larger questions about how Western societies will deal with others who joined IS, but want to return to their home countries now that the extremist group is on the verge of collapse.

World Pathways Founder at the Vatican for Clerical Sex Abuse Summit
Author: 0 Pathways Founder at the Vatican for Clerical Sex Abuse Summit

Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, was among the 190 heads of bishops' conferences and other church officials invited to the summit . A report by a grand jury in Pennsylvania past year revealed that priests had sexually abused about 1,000 people over seven decades in that USA state alone.

World Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tours Great Wall of China
Author: 0 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tours Great Wall of China

India "had reservations over his coming to India from Pakistan", according to the country's top news agency PTI, quoting sources familiar with the matter. Manjul depicts Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mohammed bin Salman's tight embrace that was marred by the presence of Pakistan PM Imran Khan (and Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar) on the back of the Saudi Crown Prince.

World Ninth MP quits UK's 'broken' Labour Party
Author: 0 Ninth MP quits UK's 'broken' Labour Party

These forces have been unleashed by Brexit and the bitter divisions over how and whether to leave Europe behind. The three MPs said they will support the government on areas such as the economy, security and improvements to public services, but they felt "honour bound to put our constituents' and country's interests first" over Brexit.

World Tortoise believed to be extinct for 100 years found in Galapagos
Author: 0 Tortoise believed to be extinct for 100 years found in Galapagos

The average Wallace's giant bee, which is said to get as large as a human adult's thumb, possesses a wingspan of more than two and a half inches, according to previous research compiled by the team. Members from an expedition conducted by the Galapagos National Park and the US -based Galapagos Conservancy found the tortoise in a patch of vegetation, and they suspect that the female is at least 100 years old.

World Saudi prince sees investment opportunities of more than $100 billion in India
Author: 0 Saudi prince sees investment opportunities of more than $100 billion in India

Addressing the joint press conference earlier today, Saudi Crown Prince Salman said his country shares India's concerns over terror and is ready to cooperate with intelligence sharing. The two sides stressed on continuation of the India-Saudi Arabia Energy consultations. Last year, Saudi Arabia increased the Indian Haj quota by 5,000, enabling 1,75,025 Indians to undertake the pilgrimage last year.

World Judge issues gag order on Trump advisor Roger Stone
Author: 0 Judge issues gag order on Trump advisor Roger Stone

When she came back from her chambers, Judge Jackson made a decision to enhance the gag order , prohibiting Stone from making any public statements about the case "period". "Thank you, but the apology rings quite hollow", the judge shot back before instituting the gag order. Roger Stone really stepped in it this time.

World Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entry
Author: 0 Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entry

Maduro's government is suspicious of the USA stated plan to provide humanitarian assistance to Venezuelan opposition. The United States and scores of other countries have openly backed Guaido, who last month invoked constitutional provisions to assume the interim presidency after declaring Maduro's re-election a year ago illegitimate.

World Trump Calls NYT ‘Enemy of the People’, Slamming News Reporting as False
Author: 0 Trump Calls NYT ‘Enemy of the People’, Slamming News Reporting as False

The US President Donald Trump criticized The New York Times calling the outlet " a true enemy of the people " right after the publication of an article detailing his alleged "two-year war on the investigations encircling him". Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said former acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe was right to recommend a special counsel to look into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

World World's biggest bee rediscovered in Indonesia
Author: 0 World's biggest bee rediscovered in Indonesia

The bee was first discovered in 1858 by naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace, who developed the theory of evolution by natural selection at the same time as Charles Darwin. Others on the trip included Princeton University entomologist Eli Wyman; Simon Robson , a biology professor at the University of Sydney in Australia; and Glen Chilton, a professor at Saint Mary's University in Canada.

World Bernie Sanders’ second run is a tougher race
Author: 0 Bernie Sanders’ second run is a tougher race

The California Democrat had been the biggest first-day fundraiser in the race so far. Sanders' campaign raised $ 1 million in 3 1/2 hours on Tuesday morning, according to a person familiar with the campaign, who wasn't authorized to publicly disclose the early numbers and spoke on condition of anonymity.

World Trump says he expects great progress at summit with Kim
Author: 0 Trump says he expects great progress at summit with Kim

On a chair next to him, nine-year-old To Gia Huy emerges as a spitting image of a miniature Kim Jong Un. "I really like Donald Trump , so I want to have (his) hairstyle", he said. The administration has pointed to the release of hostages held in North Korea, although that took place before the summit, and the repatriation of a fraction of US remains from the Korean War.

World Thousands rally against anti-Semitism in France
Author: 0 Thousands rally against anti-Semitism in France

Rallies against anti-Semitism attracted crowds of thousands in Paris and other French cities Tuesday following a series of aggressive acts with Jewish targets, including a cemetery where about 80 gravestones were spray-painted with swastikas overnight.

World 'Domestic terrorist' planned to target Democrats, prosecutors say
Author: 0 'Domestic terrorist' planned to target Democrats, prosecutors say

Hur noted a search of his computers found an email draft from two years ago in which he dreamed about "a way to kill nearly every last person on the earth". Coast Guard headquarters in Washington D.C., "has espoused extremist views for years". "I think a plague would be most successful but how do I acquire the needed/ Spanish flu, botulism, anthrax not sure yet but will find something", the court documents quoted Hasson as writing.

World India an investment priority for Saudi Aramco: CEO Amin Nasser
Author: 0 India an investment priority for Saudi Aramco: CEO Amin Nasser

The prince, known as MBS, is in India along with leading Saudi businessmen and company representatives at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Saudi Arabia wants to invest more, officials said. "We will catch up in case of any delay in setting up the mega refinery in India due to location shift", Nasser said on the side-lines of Saudi India Forum here.

World Deadly fire kills over 40 in Dhaka, death toll may rise
Author: 0 Deadly fire kills over 40 in Dhaka, death toll may rise

Bacchu Mia, a police inspector at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital said at least 45 people were injured, including four who were in critical condition. However, the fire in Chawkbazar broke out before the decision could be implemented, Khokon said. About 200 firefighters had battled for more than five hours to contain the blaze in narrow lanes snaking between tightly-packed buildings in an area authorities say is home to more than 3 million people.