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He said that, should the deal include Manafort's cooperation with Mr Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation, it could be bad news for the U.S. president. He declined further comment until after the hearing. Manafort is shown at the Republican convention in Cleveland behind Donald Trump on July 21, 2016.
  • Regime, Russian air raids resume on Syria's Idlib

    Regime, Russian air raids resume on Syria's Idlib

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    That has prompted an estimated 30,452 people to be displaced within Idlib and parts of adjacent Hama province between September 1 and 9, the UN's humanitarian coordination agency (OCHA) said on Monday. Officials predict more fighting could force almost a-third of them to flee again. At a Tehran summit this week with Rouhani and Putin, Erdogan asked the duo three times for a ceasefire in Idlib where his army backs the rebel forces dominated by al-Qaida's local branch Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham ...
  • Sweden election: Political deadlock likely after gains by far-right party

    Sweden election: Political deadlock likely after gains by far-right party

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    The ruling Social Democrats remained the biggest party with 40.6 percent of votes, marginally ahead of the centre-right Alliance, which garnered 40.3 percent in the polls, results showed after most votes were counted on Monday. "It is clear that the claim that the far-right is on an inexorable roll and will devour everything that stands in its way is false", said one European Union official.
  • Trump's China tariffs will hit our products hard: Apple

    Trump's China tariffs will hit our products hard: Apple

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    To a certain extent its going to be up to China, Trump said. China exported about $505 billion in goods to the United States previous year, suggesting that the combined tariff list would cover virtually all Chinese-made goods. "It is hard to see how tariffs that hurt US companies and USA consumers will advance the Government's objectives with respect to China's technology policies".
  • Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in Mueller probe

    Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in Mueller probe

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    In his pre-sentencing statement, Papadopoulos admitted lying to FBI investigators in January 2017 but said it had been out of a desire to protect his career and a naive loyalty to the Trump administration. Papadopoulos has cooperated for more than a year with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the USA presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
  • A guy behind Trump at a campaign rally stole the show

    A guy behind Trump at a campaign rally stole the show

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    So whenever I disagree with him, you could tell that I disagreed. As Trump delivered remarks on Thursday night, Linfesty was positioned directly behind him and made several facial expressions before a staffer apparently asked him to leave.
  • How should you prepare for Hurricane Florence? | Don't Miss This

    How should you prepare for Hurricane Florence? | Don't Miss This

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    Florence crossed the 74 miles per hour threshold from tropical storm to hurricane Sunday morning, and by evening its winds were up to 85 miles per hour (140 kph) as the National Hurricane Center warned it was expected to become an extremely risky major hurricane by Monday and remain that way for days.
  • Campaigners in India celebrate historic ruling to decriminalise gay sex

    Campaigners in India celebrate historic ruling to decriminalise gay sex

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    A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had reserved its verdict on July 17 after hearing various stakeholders, including gay rights activists. In so far as consensual unnatural sexual act in private is concerned, it is neither harmful nor contagious to society, the bench said. All these factors, coupled with the fact that Justice D Y Chandrachud was the one who delivered the main judgement on the right to privacy and has been vocal about LGBTQ rights as ...
  • Off-duty Texas police officer shoots man after mistaking apartment as her own

    Off-duty Texas police officer shoots man after mistaking apartment as her own

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    A female Dallas police officer has been arrested and facing charges of manslaughter after killing a 26-year-old man in a very peculiar case of mistaken identity. Dallas Fire Rescue also responded and took Mr. Jean to the hospital where he later died. Jean worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas, an worldwide company that does assurance, tax and advisory work for companies around the world.
  • UK Professor Mifsud who linked Trump campaign with Russian Federation dead

    UK Professor Mifsud who linked Trump campaign with Russian Federation dead

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    Papadopoulos, the first campaign aide sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation, acknowledged that his actions hindered an investigation of national importance, a move that the judge in his case said resulted in the 31-year-old putting his own self-interest above that of his country.
  • Anger of British Airways customers after 380,000 payments hit in data breach

    Anger of British Airways customers after 380,000 payments hit in data breach

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    British Airways today announced it was the victim of a data breach in which the "personal and financial details" of customers were stolen. The airline had launched an investigation and was communicating with affected customers. Mat Thomas said he placed a booking on 27 August, but had not been contacted about the breach. "Called bank and had to cancel both mine and my wife's card".
  • Syria summit in Iran may decide Idlib military offensive

    Syria summit in Iran may decide Idlib military offensive

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Friday in Tehran for a key trilateral summit on Syria which could determine the fate of Idlib . In an effort to increase pressure on Assad, the US Treasury Department announced Thursday it was imposing sanctions on four individuals and five companies that have facilitated weapons or fuel transfers, or provided other financial or material support, to his government.
  • Special Counsel Reportedly Agrees To Accept Written Answers From Trump

    Special Counsel Reportedly Agrees To Accept Written Answers From Trump

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    After receiving the written responses, Mueller's investigators would decide on a next step, which could include an interview with Trump, the person said. Trump's team has not yet responded to the offer. "Kavanaugh actually has a long résumé", including a decade as a federal judge and years as a lawyer in the George W.
  • Stranded People Leave Flooded Airport After Typhoon in Japan

    Stranded People Leave Flooded Airport After Typhoon in Japan

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    Damage from fallen panels due to weather patterns from Typhoon Jebi are seen on a street in Osaka on September 4, 2018, as the typhoon made landfall around midday in southwestern Japan. Over 1 million people were advised to evacuate as heavy winds and rains started picking up, Reuters reports , citing the fire and disaster management agency.
  • Trump denies he discussed assassination of Syria’s Assad

    Trump denies he discussed assassination of Syria’s Assad

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    Peskov took issue with Trump's warning, saying the situation could have "dangerous, negative" consequences for the entire country. "3.5 million people live there". in the area of Russia's Hmeimim Airbase", Konashenkov told reporters . Cavusoglu said a common strategy was required to eliminate terrorist groups in Idlib but the continuation of attacks could be disastrous.
  • Pope Francis Pleads For Safeguard Of Syria Civilians

    Pope Francis Pleads For Safeguard Of Syria Civilians

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    United Nations envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura told reporters that talks between major powers this month on setting up a committee to lead constitutional reform in Syria will be a "moment of truth" for a credible political process. "They will also underscore that the United States will respond to any chemical weapons attack perpetrated by the Syrian regime", the State Department said.
  • Democratic Incumbent Upset by Primary Challenger in Massachusetts Congressional Primary

    Democratic Incumbent Upset by Primary Challenger in Massachusetts Congressional Primary

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    Although Pressley and her opponent shared a number of progressive values, her demand for the abolition of ICE, and her instance that she would bring a " bold activist leadership " to DC may have sealed her fate. Ayanna Pressley is set to become the first African-American woman elected to the US Congress in MA, following a primary upset. "America is going to be OK", Capuano said , adding , " Ayanna Pressley is going to be a good congresswoman and MA will be well served".
  • New Pakistan PM to Skip UN General Assembly to Focus on Economy

    New Pakistan PM to Skip UN General Assembly to Focus on Economy

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    The P.M.'s Office did not issue any official statement on the meeting. He said his party had never formed the government before and lacked full understanding of some issues, adding that when the PTI had formed the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government after the 2013 general elections, it had taken them 100 days just to fully understand the scope of the issues facing them.
  • Dead as Powerful Typhoon Whomps Japan

    Dead as Powerful Typhoon Whomps Japan

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    Jebi, which made landfall in western areas of the country, brought heavy rain and winds of up to 172kmph. The fast-moving storm quickly crossed the country, and by nightfall was on the verge of leaving land and heading out to sea from Ishikawa in central Japan.
  • Trump to Bloomberg: Sessions' job is safe until at least November elections

    Trump to Bloomberg: Sessions' job is safe until at least November elections

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    When Trump was asked whether he would comply if Mueller issued a subpoena for him to appear for questioning, the president said "I'll see what happens". The statement comes after the president has ramped up his attacks on the attorney general over recusing himself in the Russian Federation investigation and, in the eyes of the president, failing to do enough to investigate Mr.
  • Trump rips Sessions for hurting GOP in midterms

    Trump rips Sessions for hurting GOP in midterms

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    The two men were Trump's earliest supporters in Congress, and the indictments are fodder for Democrats heading into November 6 elections that may give them control of the House. The piece also notes that the president's statement will nearly certainly be incorporated into litmus tests for any attorney general he nominates in the event that Sessions gets fired in the foreseeable future.
  • Brazil electoral court bars Lula from presidential race

    Brazil electoral court bars Lula from presidential race

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    Da Silva who once enjoyed wide spread popular support in Brazil had been convicted and incarcerated since April 2018 for receiving bribes. Moments after the court's pronouncement was announced, members of Da Silva's Workers Party reiterated their will to secure his candidacy by any means possible.
  • Chinese billionaire Richard Liu released after Minnesota arrest

    Chinese billionaire Richard Liu released after Minnesota arrest

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    The 45-year-old businessman was released from jail on Saturday afternoon pending possible criminal charges, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. The #MeToo movement that has highlighted sexual misconduct has derailed the careers of well known entertainers, corporate executives and politicians in the United States and other countries, and has begun to find traction in China too .
  • United States continues to press Pakistan to 'indiscriminately' target terror groups

    United States continues to press Pakistan to 'indiscriminately' target terror groups

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    Earlier this year , the USA accused Pakistan of sponsoring extremist groups, including the Taliban, and requested the country be placed on a global terror "gray list" that would make it more hard to obtain worldwide loans. Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with the conflict, prompting US peace talks with the Taliban. PM Khan, who once suggested he might order the shooting down of U.S.
  • Ohr Kept Mueller's 'Pit Bull' Weissmann 'in the Loop' on Dirty-Dossier

    Ohr Kept Mueller's 'Pit Bull' Weissmann 'in the Loop' on Dirty-Dossier

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    Ohr is a Department of Justice official who has been at the agency for nearly three decades. They're asking that Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy of SC and Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte schedule a bipartisan meeting with the Justice Department to discuss the sensitivity of the documents, which they say contain details about a confidential human source.
  • Obama, Bush give McCain presidential farewell, Trump eased out

    Obama, Bush give McCain presidential farewell, Trump eased out

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    The Saturday service comes after thousands of people paid respects to McCain on Friday at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda as the Arizona senator lay in state. John McCain lie in state in the Rotunda . 12 Today will cover the procession to the U.S. Naval Academy Sunday at 8 a.m., and at 11 a.m., there will be a 12 News special report.
  • Bound Greyhound bus crashes in New Mexico, at least 7 dead

    Bound Greyhound bus crashes in New Mexico, at least 7 dead

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    Wilson said the National Transportation Safety Board will send a team to investigate along with the State Police traffic unit. Part of the side of the bus was torn off, he said. The driver lost control of the vehicle , which crossed the median and struck the westbound bus, Wilson told reporters. Chris Jones was headed west on Interstate 40 when he caught his first glimpse of the semi turned over.
  • Cindy McCain’s Heartbreaking Tribute To Late Husband John McCain At Arizona Funeral

    Cindy McCain’s Heartbreaking Tribute To Late Husband John McCain At Arizona Funeral

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    Mourners in black went inside the church, while US flags and campaign-style placards that read simply "McCain" lined the motorcade route leading from the Capitol, where thousands filed past the senator's flag-draped coffin on Wednesday. Speaking to Mr McCain's wife Cindy, he said: "You were his ballast". He will lie in state for the remainder of the day. Trump also avoided issuing a proclamation to lower flags to half-staff at all federal buildings in McCain's honor as the White House ...
  • Houston woman seen ringing doorbell identified

    Houston woman seen ringing doorbell identified

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    According to information released by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office , she is reportedly 32 years old, and now "alive and well". He added her boyfriend , 49, was found dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  • Scallops trigger clashes between fishing boats in English Channel

    Scallops trigger clashes between fishing boats in English Channel

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    Reportedly outnumbered by the French one to seven, the British boats were allegedly attacked by the rival flotilla that had gathered overnight in protest over fishing rights. She also criticised the response of the French authorities, saying there was "no evidence whatsoever" that they had taken action against the vessels.
  • Chinese military jet enters South Korea air defense zone

    Chinese military jet enters South Korea air defense zone

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    China co-operated with the United States previous year in adopting tough worldwide sanctions against North Korea and maintains it is still enforcing the restrictions adopted by the UN Security Council. The U.S earlier this summer suspended military exercises on the Korean Peninsula as part of a "good faith" negotiating effort with North Korea. North Korea sent emails that could hack into cryptocurrency exchanges and their customers' private information and stole (cryptocurrency) worth ...
  • Trump Orders Flags Lowered: 'I Repsect Senator John McCain's Service'

    Trump Orders Flags Lowered: 'I Repsect Senator John McCain's Service'

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    In his closing statement , McCain acknowledged he was not without his flaws but said he tried to serve the country "honorably". "But believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here". Following Mr McCain's death, admirers have recalled with fondness his insistence on fair and civil discourse - in contrast with the frequent incivility of Mr Trump and his habit of coining unflattering descriptions of political foes.
  • Mollie Tibbetts: Death resulted from 'multiple sharp force injuries' says medical examiner

    Mollie Tibbetts: Death resulted from 'multiple sharp force injuries' says medical examiner

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    Cristhian Bahena Rivera , 24, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of the 20-year-old Tibbetts, whose July 18 disappearance set off a massive search involving state and federal authorities. He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted. The case has rocked the small town and dominated political discussion after President Donald Trump jumped on the news that Rivera was allegedly in the country illegally and called for stricter immigration ...