• Malaysia: Women caned in public for lesbian act
Malaysia: Women caned in public for lesbian act

The women, who were dressed in white headscarves and clothing, sat on stools facing the judges while female prison officers struck their backs using light rattan canes, according to the Associated Press . Thilaga Sulathireh, from the group Justice for Sisters , who witnessed the ordeal, was concerned about the safety, privacy, harassment, humilia...

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  • Manafort-Linked Republican Lobbyist Reaches Plea Deal Over Ukraine Work
Manafort-Linked Republican Lobbyist Reaches Plea Deal Over Ukraine Work

Paul Manafort's former associate was also head of International Republican Institute's Moscow office from 2001 to 2004, worked with the late opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, served as Eurasian program director at a Russia-focused advocacy group, and worked as a legislative adviser and speechwriter for two USA senators.

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  • Trump cuts funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency
Trump cuts funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

That's according to individuals familiar with a policy review into USA funding for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, which provides aid to Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov following their meeting i...

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  • White House Counsel Don McGahn Leaving Soon
White House Counsel Don McGahn Leaving Soon

The 50-year-old lawyer is one of the few people left in the White House who had a senior role in Trump's election campaign, where McGahn was general counsel. The information he provided included details about the president's attempts to fire the special counsel, and Trump's comments and actions during his firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation...

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  • Vietnam remembers, mourns former POW John McCain
Vietnam remembers, mourns former POW John McCain

Capitol Rotunda. Barack Obama , who defeated McCain in the 2008 presidential election, said in a statement on Saturday night that "we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher - the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched and sacrificed".

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  • Iran Takes Its US Gripes to UN's Highest Court
Iran Takes Its US Gripes to UN's Highest Court

Iran is going to the United Nations' highest court in a bid to have USA sanctions lifted. Zarif also said the nuclear deal has led to political conflict within Iran. However, whether any decision will be implemented remains unclear, with both Iran and the U.S. in the past ignoring ICJ rulings against them. A final decision could take years.

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  • Obama And Bush To Speak At McCain Service, But Not Trump
Obama And Bush To Speak At McCain Service, But Not Trump

United States senators have issued a bipartisan call to lower American flags in honour of John McCain after the White House raised its Stars and Stripes back up. Davis said , declining to reiterate what has already been reported about the McCain family's wishes. "It was never about telling war stories; it was always about 'how are you doin...

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  • UN Security Council Should Seek Justice for Myanmar Atrocities
UN Security Council Should Seek Justice for Myanmar Atrocities

Min Aung Hlaing's pages - one of which was "liked" by 1.3 million people - gave detailed running commentaries of what it said were battles with the militants. "Its standard response is to deny, dismiss and obstruct", the United Nations report said. The accounts were followed by a total of nearly 12 million people, Facebook said, adding that dat...

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  • Shapiro At 'Newsweek': Should We Politicize The Mollie Tibbets Death?
Shapiro At 'Newsweek': Should We Politicize The Mollie Tibbets Death?

Trump , whose pledge to build a wall on the border with Mexico was a central plank of his 2016 presidential campaign, has mentioned the case at least twice since Rivera's arrest, most recently in a videotaped speech posted to Twitter on Wednesday.

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  • Australian prime minister ousted in dispute over greenhouse-gas emissions
Australian prime minister ousted in dispute over greenhouse-gas emissions

Morrison - an evangelical Christian known as "ScoMo" - replaced a man who became the latest in a long line of leaders knifed in the back by ambitious colleagues. "Australia is New Zealand's most important partner", said Ms Ardern. The trend of consistent coups began in June 2010, when then-prime minister Kevin Rudd's deputy, Julia Gillard, called...

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  • Bolton warns Russian Federation over election interference, denies Trump is a 'security risk'
Bolton warns Russian Federation over election interference, denies Trump is a 'security risk'

USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian operatives targeted the presidential campaign in 2016 with a hacking and social-media disinformation campaign to try to tilt the election in Trump's favor and that they were likely to do so again in the November midterm vote.

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  • Juror talked about Paul Manafort defense during trial
Juror talked about Paul Manafort defense during trial

In a Fox News interview Thursday, President Trump was asked if he's considering a pardon for Manafort. There will be little overlap between the evidence that federal prosecutors presented in Manafort's first trial and the evidence to be presented in his second trial ; however, the charges in both cases came about as a result of the Russia-rela...

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  • Jury deliberations start in Manafort trial
Jury deliberations start in Manafort trial

In a break with convention, Trump weighed in on the trial on Friday, calling the case against Manafort at the federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, "very sad" and lauding his former associate as a "very good person". The conversations lasted about 10 minutes each, and Ellis said transcripts will be made public at the end of the trial. Defence la...

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  • Manigault Newman has more than audio recordings
Manigault Newman has more than audio recordings

NBC reports that Manigault Newman says the newest recording was made on December 16, 2017, a few days after her leaving the White House. She has since stepped up her attacks on Trump as she promotes her book, telling The Associated Press on Tuesday that the president is "a racist, a misogynist, a bigot".

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  • Westminster terror attack: Who is Salih Khater? Parliament crash suspect named
Westminster terror attack: Who is Salih Khater? Parliament crash suspect named

The area is in lockdown after armed police swarmed the scene, with counter-terrorism officers leading the investigation. "I saw the cyclists, injured cyclists". A 29-year-old Sudan-born United Kingdom citizen is being held on terrorism charges relating to a auto crash at Parliament in London that injured three people , British media reports...

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  • Iran aide doesn't see 'any reason' for Trump-Rouhani talks
Iran aide doesn't see 'any reason' for Trump-Rouhani talks

Accusing Iran of "squandering its money on proxy wars and malign activities overseas", US Ambassador Woody Johnson's op-ed in the Sunday Telegraph asked the UK to " use its considerable diplomatic power and influence " to join the US " as a united front " in its effort to secure " a genuinely comprehensive agreement " on Iran ending its nuclear p...

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  • Trump Signs $717 Billion Defense Bill Including 2.6 Percent Troop Pay Raise
Trump Signs $717 Billion Defense Bill Including 2.6 Percent Troop Pay Raise

President Trump has signed a bill into law - as part of the broader Defense Authorization Act - banning U.S. Government agencies from using tech designed or manufactured by a number of Chinese firms, including Huawei and ZTE. The ban does not single out Huawei and ZTE though. The measure also includes provisions created to improve how th...

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  • State of Emergency Declared in Advance of Charlottesville Anniversary
State of Emergency Declared in Advance of Charlottesville Anniversary

Virginia State Police Superintendent Gary Settle said more than 700 state police will be activated during the weekend and "state police is fully prepared to act" to prevent any incidents like previous year. Lee - the Civil war in the United States. "We have learned many lessons from the tragic events of August 12, 2017". But this is the first...

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  • Romania braces for fresh protest after clashes injure 450
Romania braces for fresh protest after clashes injure 450

The anti-government protest in Bucharest Friday drew tens of thousands Romanians from overseas and local residents who demanded the government resign over moves to change laws that critics say would make it harder to prosecute corruption.

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  • Space Force To Become Sixth Branch Of US Armed Forces
Space Force To Become Sixth Branch Of US Armed Forces

In a speech today at the Pentagon, Vice President Mike Pence laid out the Pentagon's report on building the Space Force . The idea has long encountered resistance in the Pentagon, especially from the Air Force, which stands to lose funding and control over space-based assets and strategies.

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  • I don't think there's any one head of the Democratic Party
I don't think there's any one head of the Democratic Party

In Michigan, State Attorney General Bill Schuette won the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday night, defeating three other candidates working to fill the seat to be vacated by conservative Gov. "We are protesting against Vice President Pence because we do not agree with some of the things he agrees with", says one protester. Her opponen...

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  • North Korea slams USA for lacking ‘basic decorum’ in nuke talks
North Korea slams USA for lacking ‘basic decorum’ in nuke talks

The foreign ministry, which had earlier slammed Washington's "alarming" impatience for denuclearisation, accused the USA of clinging to an "outdated acting script". North Korea has lashed out at the U.S. for continuing to push for sanctions enforcement. North Korea's foreign ministry said Pyongyang had stopped nuclear and missile tests, dismantle...

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  • Trump Administration Outlines 'Space Force' Plan, But Obstacles Remain
Trump Administration Outlines 'Space Force' Plan, But Obstacles Remain

Military officials are concerned about threats posed by China and Russian Federation in particular. He added: "America will always seek peace in space as on the earth but history proves that peace only comes through strength, and in the realm of outer space, the United States Space Force will be that strength in the years ahead".

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  • New York congressman arrested on insider trading charges
New York congressman arrested on insider trading charges

A grand jury returned an indictment charging the trio with insider trading. Cameron Collins and Stephen Zarsky, 66, are also accused of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Collins, who was first elected in 2012, is now running for a fourth term. It is relatively rare for prosecutors to indict a sitting elected official, particular...

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  • Longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates admits embezzlement
Longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates admits embezzlement

The accusations against Manafort and Gates mostly stem from their work helping to elect Viktor F. Yanukovych, the former president of Ukraine, and other pro-Russia forces in Ukraine, and to secure business ventures with the oligarchs backing those politicians.

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