• Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib charged with money laundering

    Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib charged with money laundering

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    Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, 93, who came back from retirement to challenge Najib, has launched a crackdown against corruption involving people in the previous government. The decision to prosecute Rosmah, he added, would be left to the A-G. Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak , arrives in court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
  • Vladimir Putin calls poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal 'scumbag'

    Vladimir Putin calls poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal 'scumbag'

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    Mr Putin's comments are the first time he has directly lashed out at Mr Skripal, who spent weeks hospitalised with his daughter. "President Trump considers that the price is high; he's partly right, but let's be honest", Putin said at the Russian Energy Week conference in Moscow on Wednesday.
  • Democrats question Kavanaugh's credibility and temperament

    Democrats question Kavanaugh's credibility and temperament

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    However, Reuters reports that several witnesses who say they have information about the case have tried and failed to speak with FBI investigators. The report was arriving at a Capitol palpably tense over the political stakes of the nomination fight and from aggressive anti-Kavanaugh protesters who have rattled and reportedly harassed senators.
  • Guy's Gender-Reveal Party Misfired Horribly

    Guy's Gender-Reveal Party Misfired Horribly

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    Luckily, no one suffered any injuries, nor were any buildings damaged. An official wrote in an affidavit that Dickey immediately reported the fire and admitted to starting the blaze. Dickey and his wife had been holding a party meant to reveal the sex of their unborn baby. When the large reptile snapped its jaws, the watermelon exploded, spilling blue Jell-O onto the grass.
  • Brett Kavanaugh accusations: Are young men in America scared?

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    He also said that sexual assault survivors may be hindered from coming forward as a result. Sanders sought to bolster Trump's claims about Ford's testimony by pointing to a report compiled by the prosecutor Senate Republicans tapped to question Ford during her testimony before Congress last week.
  • Indonesia death toll soars to over 1200

    Indonesia death toll soars to over 1200

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    Authorities ordered people out of a 4-km radius of the peak of the Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi province, citing threat of lava and simmering clouds from the eruption. "We came here because we heard there was food", said Rehanna, a 23-year-old student, wearing a red motorcycle helmet. The frustration of waiting for days without help has angered some survivors.
  • I told Saudi king he wouldn't last without USA support: Donald Trump

    I told Saudi king he wouldn't last without USA support: Donald Trump

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    Trump discussed with King Salman efforts to maintain supplies to ensure oil market stability as crude prices are rising. The Saudi Arabian monarchy would fall "within two weeks" if it wasn't for the military support that the USA has provided to the Gulf kingdom over the decades, Donald Trump noted in graceless remarks to the King.
  • US, Israel Uneasy As Russia Upgrades Syria's Missile System

    US, Israel Uneasy As Russia Upgrades Syria's Missile System

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    The US State Department said it could not confirm Russian Federation had delivered the systems to Syria, but that it would be a "concern" if it had. "At the time when the Syrian air defenses opened fire, Israeli planes were already in our airspace", Lieberman alleged. "We will take actions as required", he told Israel Radio.
  • United Nations court tells USA to ease Iran sanctions in blow for Trump

    United Nations court tells USA to ease Iran sanctions in blow for Trump

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    The court order issued on Wednesday is temporary pending a resolution of Iran's full lawsuit against Washington by the ICJ, something that could take years. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also told the BBC on Wednesday that support from Europe to preserve economic ties with the Islamic Republic in the face of USA pressure was "better than expected".
  • Wife of Malaysian ex-PM arrested in graft case

    Wife of Malaysian ex-PM arrested in graft case

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    Rosmah's lawyer, K. Kumaraendran, confirmed her arrest but declined to give details. Anti-corruption authorities have arrested Malaysia's former first lady Rosmah Mansor , who will spend a night in detention before being taken to court to face money laundering charges.
  • President Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony

    President Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony

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    In a letter written on Tuesday to Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray and Federal Bureau of Investigation general counsel Dana Boente, Prof Ford's lawyers noted that it was five days since the fresh background check was launched.
  • Theresa May says Britain to stop favouring European Union workers after Brexit

    Theresa May says Britain to stop favouring European Union workers after Brexit

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    In a speech created to rally her party behind her following a conference riven by differences over Brexit, Mrs May warned that squabbling over the details of European Union withdrawal might mean "ending up with no Brexit at all". The "decent, modest and patriotic" Tories are "not for the few, not even for the many, but for everyone willing to work hard and do their best", she will say.
  • Trump Mocks Kavanaugh Accuser at Campaign Rally

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    Democrats are also questioning Kavanaugh's honesty, particularly over statements he made about his drinking in high school and college. According to the police report , Kavanaugh was reluctant to say whether "he threw the ice or not". "That would concern me", said Coons, who appeared alongside Flake on NBC . "I wish he hadn't have done it". Senators are preparing to vote on Kavanaugh as soon as this weekend - and prepared for it to be a close.
  • Flake calls Trump's comments on Ford 'appalling'

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    The New York lawmaker said the claims of Kavanaugh's accusers deserve a full investigation but stressed that the FBI review should be finished this week. Trump. Trump, while discussing Kavanaugh's treatment, began rehashing Ford's testimony . Smyth and Leland Keyser . Judge has said that he has no memory of the alleged incident and never saw Kavanaugh behave like that.
  • China 'orders X-Men actress Fan Bingbing to pay massive tax fine'

    China 'orders X-Men actress Fan Bingbing to pay massive tax fine'

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    Fans and global news outlets have been speculating about Fan Bingbing's mysterious disappearance for the past 3 months as the top star had been completely missing from the public eye since July 1. She has a role in the upcoming Bruce Willis-Adrien Brody movie Air Strike . It is the first update posted on her microblog since June 2. Though this is the first fans have heard from her in months, it's still unclear where she actually is, and whether she is in fact being detained by ...
  • Trump Blasts Kavanaugh Accuser's Story, 'Sleazebag Lawyer' Avenatti at MS Rally

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    He then proceeded to mock the woman's back-and-forth questioning with prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, responding "I don't remember" to questions about the time and location of the incident. Kavanaugh's nomination remains in limbo this week, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation looks into allegations of sexual assault made by numerous women.
  • PM calls for unity and Brexit support

    PM calls for unity and Brexit support

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    Mr Johnson said Chequers would leave the United Kingdom "locked in the tractor beam of Brussels", and warned that the only winners from a Chequers-style Brexit would be the far-right and far-left in British politics. But with rumours circulating in Birmingham that the Prime Minister has a tickly cough, she will be hoping there is no repeat of the mishaps she suffered during her conference speech a year ago.
  • Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford at campaign rally

    Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford at campaign rally

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of trying to derail the nomination on Monday, declaring: "The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close". "There's been a lot of people over the previous year that have lied to Congress", Trump said. 'I don't know. I don't know. "Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well?" Upstairs, downstairs, I don't know.
  • Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford

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    I don't know. Upstairs, downstairs - where was it? "But I had one beer!" Imitating Ford at one point, Trump said: "How did you get home?" They launched into occasional chants of "We want Chris". "Well, do you think it was - nope, it was one beer", Trump said, mimicking Ford's testimony last week to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Thad Cochran (R), who resigned in April amid health concerns.
  • Trump helped parents hide money on tax returns

    Trump helped parents hide money on tax returns

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    The Times report was based on interviews and more than 100,000 pages of documents acquired by the Times that describe "the inner workings and vast profitability" of Fred Trump's real estate business, as well as tens of thousands of pages confidential records.
  • Dairy farmers will be compensated for trade deal: Trudeau, Freeland

    Dairy farmers will be compensated for trade deal: Trudeau, Freeland

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    Conversely, Canada won on its demand to maintain NAFTA's "Chapter 19" dispute resolution mechanism-a demand that the USA opposed because it saw the mechanism as infringing on US sovereignty. Previously, Canadians buying online from the USA could only purchase up to $20-Cdn. worth before having to pay import duty. Under the USMCA Canada is offering the US a 3.6% share of the dairy market, which is more than the 3.25% it offered under the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
  • Brett Kavanaugh Will Not Return To Teach At Harvard University

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    These complaints now fall under the jurisdiction of Merrick Garland , the former SCOTUS nominee who was denied a Senate confirmation hearing during Barack Obama's presidency. While Kavanaugh was not "perfect with respect to alcohol", Trump said he knew opposition Democrat senators who are not "angels". But it will not be offered in 2019 after Kavanaugh told Catherine Claypoole , the Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, that he could not commit to teaching it.
  • U.S., Canada agree on free trade pact

    U.S., Canada agree on free trade pact

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    The Canadian dollar hit a four-month high against the US greenback, and investors raised bets for as many as four additional interest rate increases from the Bank of Canada by the end of 2019. -Mexico-Canada Agreement the most important trade deal the U.S. has ever made. Kind of. The major USA stock indexes showed gains this morning, with the Dow rising more than 250 points (a gain of almost 1 percent.) But Julia Coronado, an economist and the founder of the company MacroPolicy ...
  • Macedonian name deal referendum fails; what's next - English

    Macedonian name deal referendum fails; what's next - English

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    Protesters in Macedonia, who pushed for a boycott of the vote, appear to have been largely successful. Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that his government would seek a vote in the parliament, and he urged lawmakers to ratify the referendum results.
  • White House Edits Transcript to Reflect Trump's Insult to Female Reporter

    White House Edits Transcript to Reflect Trump's Insult to Female Reporter

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    Trump again lashed out at the media over their coverage of Kavanaugh and also referenced a Democratic senator in weird threat: "I've seen that person in very, very bad situations, somewhat compromising". "You didn't answer my question, Mr. President, " Collins said when he was done. I've seen that person in very bad situations, OK? Can you imagine if I had? Always proud of your work @ceciliavegaabc #1stAmendment #AsktheQuestions #Repost ・・・ After calling on ABC reporter #CeciliaVega, who ...
  • Melania Trump arrives in Ghana on solo African trip

    Melania Trump arrives in Ghana on solo African trip

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    Trump was greeted in the capital Accra by dancers, drummers and school children waving Ghanaian and American flags and received a bouquet of flowers wrapped in kente cloth from an 8-year-old girl, according to pool reports. U.S. first lady Melania Trump has arrived in Ghana for her first solo major tour of Africa. The items carried the logo of " Be Best ", the child well-being initiative Mrs.
  • Chinese warship's 'unsafe' encounter with U.S. vessel

    Chinese warship's 'unsafe' encounter with U.S. vessel

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    Navy warship in the disputed South China Sea over the weekend, coming within 40 meters (45 yards) of the American vessel's bow and forcing it to steer the ship away to prevent a collision, the U.S. While the operation was reported by CNN on Sunday, the details about the confrontation only emerged when both sides issued statements on Tuesday.
  • Conservative Party conference app reveals MPs' numbers

    Conservative Party conference app reveals MPs' numbers

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    The Conservative Party apologised for "any concern caused" and said "the technical issue has been resolved". A barrier outside the Conservative Party Conference has been making the rounds on social media today ahead of the Conservative Party Conference.
  • Recep Erdogan opens huge mosque in Germany amid rival rallies

    Recep Erdogan opens huge mosque in Germany amid rival rallies

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    Turkey aims to secure control of the region of northern Syria east of the Euphrates river, removing the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the area, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. He noted that Turkey lifted the state of emergency following the June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections in the country. Despite the tensions between Turkey and the U.S.
  • White House Gives FBI More Freedom in Kavanaugh Probe

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    Their meeting would lead to the advancing of Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate - but the circuit court judge now faces an Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the sexual assault allegations against him. The only stipulation from the White House was that the FBI conclude its investigation within a week. It's not now clear whether the Republican leadership has secured enough votes to ensure Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation.
  • Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to over 1,200

    Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to over 1,200

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    It wasn't immediately clear what type of help was being authorised. Indonesian President Joko " Jokowi " Widodo authorized the acceptance of global help, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, adding that generators, heavy equipment, and tents were among the items needed.
  • Brett Kavanaugh & UB40: New Report Details Bar Fight Over Band

    Brett Kavanaugh & UB40: New Report Details Bar Fight Over Band

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    The act precipitated a brawl that drew in their other friend - Yale basketball star and future NBA player Chris Dudley - and eventually prompted a call to police. He said that the altercation happened after a UB40 concert on September 25, when he and a group of people went to Demery's and were drinking pints.
  • Next battle in war over Kavanaugh: FBI probe

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    Separately, the Senate Judiciary Committee made public late on Sunday a previously unreleased interview with Kavanaugh from September 26, before a public hearing with Ford, in which he denied all the allegations against him and committee Democrats declined to ask questions, saying they felt the FBI should investigate the allegations.
  • What's in sweeping new NAFTA deal between US, Canada and Mexico

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    That will be the name, I guess, that 99 percent of the time we'll be hearing, USMCA . But President Perrin Beatty said the details of the text needed a closer look before a final verdict could be rendered. Answering a question from a reporter, he said, "I have spoken Prime Minister Modi and he is going to reduce them (tariffs) very substantially". Although, he also claimed that India wants to start the trade talk "immediately" to keep him 'happy '.
  • Koreas begin clearing landmines from heavily fortified border

    Koreas begin clearing landmines from heavily fortified border

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    The demining comes amid resumed diplomacy over North Korea's nuclear weapons program after weeks of stalemated negotiations. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) cross back the military demarcation line to the south side after Moon crossing the border to north upon meeting for the Inter-Korean Summit April 27, 2018 in Panmunjom, South Korea .