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Russian Federation levied new charges against US -born investor and Kremlin critic Bill Browder , stepping up a quest that has gotten little traction in the West with a call to the U.S.to investigate claims shareholders in his fund used illegal profits from Russian Federation to fund contributions to the Democratic Party.
  • Pyongyang To Deport American Who Entered North Korea Illegally

    Pyongyang To Deport American Who Entered North Korea Illegally

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    But Lee Jong-seok, a former South Korean unification minister now working at the Sejong Institute, a think tank, said Kim, as commander of his country's armed forces, can carry out regular inspections of the country's military facilities. In separate meetings in Singapore , both Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a close U.S. ally who has sought, but not been granted talks with North Korea, called for ASEAN to maintain firm sanctions pressure on North Korea .
  • California wildfires force hundreds of thousands to evacuate, claim lives

    California wildfires force hundreds of thousands to evacuate, claim lives

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    The fire has grown to almost 110 square miles. The Woolsey Fire broke out on Thursday and quickly jumped the 101 Freeway toward Malibu. "I pray everyone is safe", she wrote. The second blaze , the Hill Fire, ignited around the same time Thursday in the Santa Rosa Valley area of Ventura County, northwest of Thousand Oaks, and has since grown to 6,100 acres.
  • Ongoing Israeli airstrikes on Gaza kill Palestinian, injure two

    Ongoing Israeli airstrikes on Gaza kill Palestinian, injure two

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    The exchange of fire followed the Israeli commando raid near Khan Younis in the south of Gaza on Sunday, which resulted in the deaths of seven Palestinians including the Hamas commander and an Israeli military officer. "I'm doing everything I can to prevent an unnecessary war", the Israeli leader told reporters in Paris, shortly before he made a decision to scrap a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron so he could return early to Jerusalem.
  • Israeli defence chief Avigdor Lieberman quits over Gaza ceasefire

    Israeli defence chief Avigdor Lieberman quits over Gaza ceasefire

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    Avigdor Lieberman , the defence minister, announced that he would step down in protest over the terms of a ceasefire deal that Israel arranged with Hamas, the Palestinian movement. Eight people were killed on Monday and Tuesday as militants fired 460 rockets towards Israel and Israeli forces bombed 160 targets in Gaza. Seven more Palestinian militants were killed in Gaza, one Palestinian was killed in Ashkelon and dozens were injured on both sides of the border.
  • Boeing stock drops as 737 deliveries lag

    Boeing stock drops as 737 deliveries lag

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    Two pilots' unions in the United States have said that the potential risks of a particular feature on the 737 MAX were not specified to them during training. Boeing released an operational bulletin last week , warning all airlines about how to address any erroneous readings related to the angle of attack (AOA) sensors.
  • Timeline for massive China-backed trade deal slips

    Timeline for massive China-backed trade deal slips

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    However, Duterte took steps to revive once-frosty ties with China after taking office in 2016 as he sought infrastructure funding and more trade and investment from Beijing. Trade diplomats said negotiations would run deep into 2019. "We made significant progress, (but it) is not the final conclusion", New Zealand Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth Damien O'Connor told reporters late Monday.
  • ‘Paradise is gone’: USA wildfires destroy town, claim 25 lives

    ‘Paradise is gone’: USA wildfires destroy town, claim 25 lives

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    We hope the situation gets under control soon. Nearly 6,000 miles away, President Donald Trump , in France for World War I commemorations, drew fierce criticism for an unsympathetic reaction to the devastation. Craig Clunies-Ross and his wife had seen wildfires before and they were prepared when it was time to evacuate their Malibu home. Officials said the bodies of five people were found in burned-out homes and the sixth was found in a vehicle in northern California's Camp Fire , ...
  • Brexit: Nigel Farage Rails Against

    Brexit: Nigel Farage Rails Against "Worst Deal In History"

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    Under the agreed text, the whole of the United Kingdom will enter a temporary customs arrangement. Reports suggested the campaign would compare the content of any deal secured by Mrs May with the prospect of a chaotic no-deal withdrawal, rather than comparing it to the UK's current situation as an European Union member.
  • Reporter condemns White House suspension of CNN's Jim Acosta

    Reporter condemns White House suspension of CNN's Jim Acosta

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    While Trump called the reporter who asked about the video "dishonest", that was mild compared to his treatment of April Ryan , a White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks , and CNN's Abby Phillip . In honor of Wednesday's episode, here's a list of some of the tenser exchanges between the White House and Acosta. Commenting on the incident, Acosta claimed that he nearly bonded with the pro-Trump demonstrators at the end of the broadcast.
  • Woman to face court over alleged strawberry contamination

    Woman to face court over alleged strawberry contamination

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    It is not yet clear how many of those Ms Trinh is alleged to have caused. The Queensland Strawberry Growers Association welcomed the arrest, but noted the high number of unresolved cases, adding that the seven counts in Trinh's chargesheet suggested that most of the 230 reports were either copycat actions or hoaxes.
  • Imelda Marcos faces arrest for graft

    Imelda Marcos faces arrest for graft

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    Imelda Josefa "Imee" Marcos, who is now on field according to her staff, has not reacted so far on the issue. The government has only recovered about US$3.2 billion in the past 30 years. Imelda, 89, was not present when the sentence was read out and has been disqualified for life from holding public office, although she recently announced plans to contest elections for the post of governor of the Ilocos Norte province .
  • U.S. asked to stop refueling Saudi aircraft in Yemen war

    U.S. asked to stop refueling Saudi aircraft in Yemen war

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    Saudi Arabia , in a statement released by its embassy in Washington, said it had chose to request an end to United States aerial refueling for its operations in Yemen because it could now handle it by itself. Colonel Ahmad Ali al-Johayli, head of the Giants Brigade, said that the Yemeni army forces advanced in the northern and western parts of Hodeidah with the support of the Arab Coalition.
  • Trump joins world leaders to mark 100 years since end of WWI

    Trump joins world leaders to mark 100 years since end of WWI

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    Trump, whose hardline nationalism has badly shaken the Western alliance, arrived in Paris on Friday criticising host Macron for being "insulting". Macron said on French radio on Tuesday that Europe needed a real army to reduce reliance on the United States for defence in the face of a resurgent Russian Federation.
  • Pompeo to meet with North Korean counterpart Thursday in NY

    Pompeo to meet with North Korean counterpart Thursday in NY

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    Pompeo said on October 8 that those inspectors would visit North Korea "as soon as we get it logistically worked out". "We are going to make it another day", he said. Moon's office said the US notified the government of the delay before the public announcement. Radio Free Asia reported in late October North Korea is making worldwide roaming available to a select group of Chinese visitors.
  • Bound plane with dozens of Canadians on board crashes shortly after takeoff

    Bound plane with dozens of Canadians on board crashes shortly after takeoff

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    But while airline officials reported two of the 128 people on the plane were taken to hospital as a precaution, Global Affairs said all Canadians on board were believed to be unhurt. "I am all safe, but shaking", he wrote in a Facebook post. One of the aircraft's turbines is seen badly damaged after it apparently hit the barrier.
  • Democratic recount attorney insists:

    Democratic recount attorney insists: "Sen. Nelson is going to prevail"

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    The Palm Beach County suit alleges Republican Party representatives weren't allowed "to properly witness" processing of damaged absentee ballots. Scott's comments came as his campaign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee filed a lawsuit against Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes.
  • Florida braces for election recounts, starting with senate race

    Florida braces for election recounts, starting with senate race

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    Rick Scott by 17,344 votes statewide, a difference that is within the 0.25 percentage-point difference needed to trigger a hand recount. Under Maine's unique ranked-choice voting law, if no candidate receives a majority - that is 50 percent plus one of the vote - the Maine secretary of state conducts a recount .
  • Russian Federation probe 'under threat' after Sessions fired

    Russian Federation probe 'under threat' after Sessions fired

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    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had been overseeing the investigation, but Sessions' sudden ouster Wednesday means that baton passes to Whitaker . But Trump and his aides are concerned about Mueller's next move with the work that is complete, according to a White House official and a Republican with close ties to the administration.
  • Democrats leading the way in state senate and House races in Jeffco

    Democrats leading the way in state senate and House races in Jeffco

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    Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to block Trump's agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny. Former Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott held a narrow lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. As millions of voters turned out to vote, Democrats claimed that they were 100 per cent sure of reclaiming the House from Mr Trump's Republicans.
  • 'He died a hero:' Sheriff's sergeant dies in California bar mass shooting

    'He died a hero:' Sheriff's sergeant dies in California bar mass shooting

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    Dean said police had previous run-ins with Long, including a call to his home where he was acting irrationally. "I talked to him last night before he headed out the door", Coffman said, fighting through tears. "I told my wife, 'Just be polite to him". "We've all been up watching the news, listening to police scanners, praying, calling our parents", freshman Pari Cribbins said.
  • Mueller writing final report on Russian Federation probe, submission timeline unclear

    Mueller writing final report on Russian Federation probe, submission timeline unclear

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    Overseeing it all is Whitaker, a former college football player and United States attorney from Iowa who was brought into the Justice Department previous year to serve as Sessions' chief of staff. Rep. Jerry Nadler demanded an explanation immediately after the announcement. Though the call-to-action was quick, the organization had been building an arsenal of demonstrators for the possibility of Trump ending the investigation for a year.
  • Florida returns vote to 1.5 million ex-felons

    Florida returns vote to 1.5 million ex-felons

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    Within a year, more than 100,000 ex-felons were granted voting rights. With the passage of Amendment 4 , as many as 1.5 million Floridians will be re-enfranchised ahead of the next election. According to the Florida Constitution , the amendment must be implemented by the second Tuesday in January. Meade, a felon who went on to earn a law degree, had to wait three years to get his voting rights restored.
  • Jeff Sessions Out as Attorney General

    Jeff Sessions Out as Attorney General

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    Whitaker , as acting attorney general . For more than a year, Trump has blamed Sessions for recusing himself from overseeing the Russian Federation election tamper investigation, which, in turn, led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller .
  • Women and diversity win big in historic state and local elections

    Women and diversity win big in historic state and local elections

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    Half a century ago this week, New York's Shirley Chisholm was elected the first black woman in Congress, and several of the black women elected Tuesday have said their campaigns were inspired by her example. She also identified what policies she intends to target in office, including abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, student loan debt (which she called "a ticking time bomb for our economy") and "the role of money in politics".
  • Driver charged in deadly crash with Girl Scout troop

    Driver charged in deadly crash with Girl Scout troop

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    Schneider said her daughter's "favorite time with her kids was all in their jammies, curled up to watch a movie". It's been a long weekend for the community of Chippewa Falls after 3 Girl Scouts and one mother were killed in a hit-and-run Saturday morning.
  • Saudis sent experts to remove evidence of Khashoggi’s killing, Turkey says

    Saudis sent experts to remove evidence of Khashoggi’s killing, Turkey says

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    The cleanup team arrived in Istanbul on Oct 11, nine days after Khashoggi's death, and visited the consulate every day from Oct 12 to Oct 17, according to Sabah . And in this case, anything that causes trouble for Saudi Arabia is generally pleasing to Erdogan. However, when grilled on our nation's involvement, Trump declined to say if the deaths would make him rethink the arms deal with Saudi Arabia, although he made it clear that using USA provided bombs to kill civilians bothered him.
  • Where To Vote Near Me in Today's 2018 Election

    Where To Vote Near Me in Today's 2018 Election

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    Those in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote. If your precinct did not change, you can vote normally and update your address at your polling place. today. "We will wait on everybody", she said, "who's in line by 7 o'clock". "In midterm elections, a lot of decisions to show up to vote or not to vote is about sending a national message", Seattle University political science instructor Patrick Schoettmer said.
  • Who Is Rachel Small? Full Story of Alleged Georgia Voting

    Who Is Rachel Small? Full Story of Alleged Georgia Voting "Hacker"

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    Sells , one of the attorneys representing the Georgia voters in their suit. Rebecca DeHart, executive director at the state Democratic Party , said no one from Kemp's office notified the Democratic Party or asked any question about the correspondence before issuing its public announcement of an investigation.
  • Beto O'Rourke Loses To Republican Ted Cruz In Texas

    Beto O'Rourke Loses To Republican Ted Cruz In Texas

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    Though more recent ones indicated that the senator had regained his footing and maintained a modest lead, the race went from a cakewalk to far closer than expected. O'Rourke shot down similar suggestions Monday on the campaign trail and pledged not to run for president. The waning moments of the campaign provided Democrats with hope - a Change Research poll had the candidates tied at 49 percent.
  • Iran will sell oil, break US sanctions, President Rouhani says

    Iran will sell oil, break US sanctions, President Rouhani says

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    The Trump administration though has granted exemptions to eight countries to continue importing Iranian oil, without naming them. "We are standing up to a bullying enemy", said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani . Iran denies the allegations. At present prices, a reduction of one million barrels per day in Iranian exports would reduce its revenue by around $2 billion per month.
  • Newlyweds killed in tragic helicopter crash after their wedding

    Newlyweds killed in tragic helicopter crash after their wedding

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    The two were students at Sam Houston State University , according to the student newspaper, which wrote about their deaths on Facebook. Condolences amassed instead of congratulations on gleeful photos and videos of the ceremony and reception posted on social media.
  • Lion Air: Crashed Indonesian plane's black box found

    Lion Air: Crashed Indonesian plane's black box found

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    Indonesia's Transport Ministry has ordered a review of all low-priced airlines in the country and suspended staff linked to the Lion Air flight that crashed on Monday killing the 189 people aboard. Personnel from Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Board examining debris from the downed Lion Air flight in Jakarta, Indonesia , on Thursday.
  • Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams

    Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams

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    Georgia's secretary of state's office said Sunday morning that it had opened an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after a failed alleged attempt to hack the state's voter registration system. And so I promise that every single person who votes for Stacey Abrams , you're going to get a new auto! "While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes", Kemp's ...
  • Iran seeks EU's support as US oil sanctions loom

    Iran seeks EU's support as US oil sanctions loom

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    Some said they're already used to them, while others chose to downplay the effect. Those factors, along with a spate of recent weak economic reports out of China and other emerging markets, have shifted the conversation back toward worries about oversupply, and pushed USA futures to lows not seen since April, interrupting an upward move that had consistently found support during the rally's modest pullbacks.
  • Saudi Royal Air Force Intercepts Houthi Missile over Najran

    Saudi Royal Air Force Intercepts Houthi Missile over Najran

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    The airstrikes in Sanaa came days after a USA call for an urgent halt to the Saudi-Iran proxy war in Yemen and the start of negotiations in November toward a political settlement of the conflict. The conflict in Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country and home to an estimated 28 million people, began with the 2014 takeover of the capital, Sanaa, by Houthi rebels, who toppled the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
  • 260,000 Syrians returned to ‘Euphrates Shield’ operation area: Turkish defense minister

    260,000 Syrians returned to ‘Euphrates Shield’ operation area: Turkish defense minister

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    The offensive did not come as a surprise as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had made several warnings since mid-September about impending full-blown military action against the YPG positions on the east of the Euphrates . Turkish and US troops on Thursday began jointly patrolling areas around the northern Syrian town of Manbij, part of a roadmap for easing tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, Turkey's defense minister announced.
  • Former Goldman Sachs bankers and Jho Low charged in Malaysian financial scandal

    Former Goldman Sachs bankers and Jho Low charged in Malaysian financial scandal

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    Prosecutors say Low, Ng, and Leissner conspired to launder the proceeds of fraud involving 1MDB through the US financial system. Mustian reported from NY. "They also allegedly conspired to launder the proceeds of their criminal conduct through the U.S. financial system by purchasing, among other things, luxury residential real estate in New York City and elsewhere, and artwork from a New York-based auction house, and by funding major Hollywood films".