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All German political parties were exposed in the hack except for the far-right Alternative for Germany , Deutsche Welle reported . According to the German newspaper Bild , which has retained copies of the leaked data, the whole of the German cabinet is affected - reaching as high as Mrs Merkel .
  • Hindu hard-liners paralyze Indian state over women at shrine

    Hindu hard-liners paralyze Indian state over women at shrine

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    Policemen stand guard in Thiruvananthapuram . On Tuesday it backed a protest by thousands of women, who formed a 620 km (385 mile) human chain, termed the " women's wall ", in support of " gender equality" and access to the temple . Normal life was affected by a hartal called by the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Sabarimala Action Council, an umbrella group of Hindutva organisations, on Thursday.
  • Brazil's Bolsonaro gives farm ministry power to decide on indigenous land

    Brazil's Bolsonaro gives farm ministry power to decide on indigenous land

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    The far-right leader said a year ago that he also wants to annul land demarcation decisions made by previous administrations, but legal experts say recent Brazilian Supreme Court rulings could block such move. In comments to reporters after her speech, she said that decisions over land rights disputes were a new responsibility for the Agriculture Ministry.
  • Russian diplomat says Britain requested consular access to Paul Whelan

    Russian diplomat says Britain requested consular access to Paul Whelan

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    Mr Zherebenkov said Mr Whelan, who faces a jail term of up to 20 years if convicted, remained in good spirits when he spoke to him on Wednesday this week. Putin has previously stated he would rein in Russian retaliatory measures against USA interests in the hope relations would improve, but Whelan's detention indicates the Kremlin's calculations may now have changed.
  • Bail sought for ex-Marine held in Moscow for alleged spying

    Bail sought for ex-Marine held in Moscow for alleged spying

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    The Russian Federal Security Service announced the arrest three days later and said Whelan was caught "during an espionage operation", but it gave no details. Whelan has an account on the Russian social media site, VKontakte, which he used to mostly post holiday wishes and to express his condolences to Russians following disasters, sometimes in Russian.
  • USA warns citizens they could be prevented from leaving China

    USA warns citizens they could be prevented from leaving China

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    The Level 2 alert cited the Chinese government's use of arbitrary, coercive exit bans placed on Americans, which could include "prolonged interrogations and extended detention" lasting for years. The updated guidance was issued amid increasing tensions between the USA and China over ongoing trade disputes, as well as the December 1 arrest of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver.
  • New congresswoman profanely promises to impeach Trump, and she’s not sorry

    New congresswoman profanely promises to impeach Trump, and she’s not sorry

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    Bullies don't win." She said she replied: "Baby, they don't. 'President Donald Trump is a direct and serious threat to our country, ' she wrote . And on Thursday night, she showed that she's not afraid to speak her mind on the issue of Donald Trump , and to speak it without self-censoring. "We're going to look at the Mueller report, we're going to look at the Emoluments Clause, we're going to look at these other abuses of power, and if there is evidence we're going to follow it, we're ...
  • Tropical Storm Pabuk could be worst to hit Thailand in 30 years

    Tropical Storm Pabuk could be worst to hit Thailand in 30 years

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    Officials used trucks to help fishermen move boats off the beach, which was being beaten up by strong waves. Al Jazeera's Florence Looi, reporting from the island of Koh Samui on Friday noon, said the effects of the incoming storm could be seen and felt in the holiday destination, where all flights and ferry services had been suspended.
  • Iran in talks with Taliban to end Afghan war

    Iran in talks with Taliban to end Afghan war

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    The Taliban discussed Afghanistan's "post-occupation situation" with Iran in their latest meeting, the group said on Tuesday, as Tehran makes a more concerted and open push for peace ahead of a possible U.S. "It is important that the Taliban acknowledge this fact". According to reports, Afghanistan said to prepare for the risk of Afghan refugees and illegal migrants.
  • More work to do on Brexit assurances, says May's spokeswoman

    More work to do on Brexit assurances, says May's spokeswoman

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    He added that it would be "great" if President Trump's postponed state visit could take place in May, around the time of World War Two commemorations - if his schedule, and that of the Queen, allowed. The so-called backstop is the main obstacle between May and a victory in parliament, costing her the support of dozens of members of her own party and the small Northern Irish party that props up her minority government.
  • Fourteen-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder After Crash Kills Woman

    Fourteen-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder After Crash Kills Woman

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    He was driving his father's auto during the incident, police say; KHOU reports his parents are also being investigated as police try to figure out why the teen had access to the vehicle. Authorities said the case remains under investigation. She was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said in a release . "She was about to come home and get her stuff and say bye, and she was about to leave.
  • Trial Begins For 11 Suspects In Killing Of Saudi Journalist Khashoggi

    Trial Begins For 11 Suspects In Killing Of Saudi Journalist Khashoggi

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    Saudi state media say that suspects in the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have attended their first court hearing. None of the suspects have been named. Rights groups and the United Nations have called for an independent investigation into Khashoggi's death, with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres last month calling for a "credible" probe.
  • Russian apartment collapse death toll rises to 37

    Russian apartment collapse death toll rises to 37

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    The local governor's office said 14 bodies had been found and that 27 people were unaccounted for following the gas explosion in the city of Magnitogorsk, almost 1,700 kilometres (1,050 miles) east of Moscow in the Ural mountains. Residents were evacuated to a nearby school. Mourners laid flowers and lit candles near the site of the building. Families of the victims would receive financial assistance to pay for funerals and additional help of 50,000 rubles ($720, 630 euros) for those ...
  • Elizabeth Warren makes key 2020 hires ahead of 1st Iowa trip

    Elizabeth Warren makes key 2020 hires ahead of 1st Iowa trip

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    Elizabeth Warren pledged her salary to HIAS, the Jewish immigration advocacy group, as long as the government is shut down. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) indicated Wednesday that she broadly supports the Green New Deal. And opportunity, for too many of our young people, is shrinking. The former Harvard professor's hand had covered the beer's label during the video, although she continued to sip at it during the filming.
  • New Pentagon chief Shanahan sees China as top priority

    New Pentagon chief Shanahan sees China as top priority

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    David Petraeus, a former Central Intelligence Agency director under former President Barack Obama, and Adm. William McRaven, a Navy SEAL who oversaw the operation to kill Osama bin Laden. After a string of policy clashes over the past almost two years, Mr. Mattis resigned abruptly in the wake of Mr. Trump's order late last month to withdraw all 2,000 USA forces now deployed to Syria, and slash the 14,000 US forces in Afghanistan by half in the coming year, citing in part the strain Mr.
  • Ex-Boeing executive replaces Mattis at Pentagon

    Ex-Boeing executive replaces Mattis at Pentagon

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    Shanahan, in a statement on Tuesday shortly after taking over the job, said he looked "forward to working with President Trump to carry out his vision" which includes a surprise withdrawal from Syria and an expected drawdown in Afghanistan, America's longest war.