• USA conducts 'extraordinary' observation flight to reaffirm commitment to Ukraine

    USA conducts 'extraordinary' observation flight to reaffirm commitment to Ukraine

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    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak told reporters on Friday that his country intends to send naval ships through the Kerch Strait soon, saying that "otherwise Russian Federation will fully occupy the Sea of Azov". The last time the U.S. carried out a similar military exercise was after the Russian invasion of Ukraine four years ago, United States defence official said.
  • Six dead in stampede at Italian nightclub

    Six dead in stampede at Italian nightclub

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    He identified the dead as Asia Nasoni, 14; Daniele Pongetti, 16; Benedetta Vitali, 15; Mattia Orlandi, 15; Emma Fabini, 14; and Eleonora Girolimini, 39. Breaking through the barrier, bodies began to fall over, trampling and falling on top of one another. Numerous injured suffered crushing wounds. Out of respect to them, he cancelled some promotional appearances.
  • Man who ran over Charlottesville protester guilty of murder

    Man who ran over Charlottesville protester guilty of murder

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    Spencer told The Associated Press that he was not "shocked" but was "appalled" by the verdict the jury delivered against James Alex Fields Jr . late Friday afternoon. But Fields' lawyer said he panicked and was "scared to death" after witnessing violent clashes earlier in the day. Fields lives in OH with his mother.
  • Body found in search for British tourist in New Zealand

    Body found in search for British tourist in New Zealand

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    The search started after the young woman was last seen alive on camera arriving at the Citylife Hotel with a man late on December 1 - the day before her 22nd birthday. "At this stage we are not able to confirm whether Grace has been located at this site". A 26-year-old man now being held by police is to be charged with killing Miss Millane, 22, from Essex.
  • France gears up to face new riots; Paris shuts down

    France gears up to face new riots; Paris shuts down

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    Shouts of "Macron, resign" echoed through clouds of tear gas near the famous Champs-Elysees, the scene the previous week of the worst rioting in Paris for decades. "These past three weeks have produced a monster that its creators no longer control", Interior Minister Castaner said on Friday, vowing "zero tolerance" toward those aiming to wreak further destruction.
  • North Carolina race shines light on 'ballot harvesting'

    North Carolina race shines light on 'ballot harvesting'

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    But the GOP now finds one of its own candidates at the center of the biggest alleged election fraud in recent memory. Campaign finance records show Dowless has been paid more than $23,000 by six campaigns over the last eight years - and in most of those races, his candidates got disproportionately large numbers of absentee votes in Bladen County.
  • Ecuador's Moreno says Wikileaks' Assange can leave embassy if he wants

    Ecuador's Moreno says Wikileaks' Assange can leave embassy if he wants

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    He did say that Britain had guaranteed that the Australian would not be extradited to any country where his life is in danger. Assange says that he faces charges under seal in the U.S. WikiLeaks' role in releasing emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee in 2016 has also been under scrutiny as special counsel Robert Mueller has investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the campaign of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump was involved.
  • Trump aide John Kelly to leave White House job

    Trump aide John Kelly to leave White House job

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    Trump, a freewheeling former businessman, brought Kelly in a year ago to restore order to his often chaotic White House , but clashed repeatedly with him in recent months. According to almost a dozen current and former administration officials and outside confidants, Trump has even begun telling people to contact the man long viewed as Kelly's likely successor.
  • Russia: Israel has Right to Confront Hezbollah

    Russia: Israel has Right to Confront Hezbollah

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    Netanyahu launched the open-ended Israeli military operation , known as Operation Northern Shield , to destroy what he called "cross-border terror tunnels" that stretch from Lebanon into Israeli territory. "What we are doing with Hamas and with Hezbollah as well - we're doing everything we need to do". "That campaign is being accompanied by a number of extremely serious acts, of which the most recent is that Israel has breached the Lebanese communications grid by hacking into the ...
  • UN General Assembly rejects US-backed resolution to condemn Hamas

    UN General Assembly rejects US-backed resolution to condemn Hamas

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    While the majority of the U.N.'s general assembly voted for the resolution Thursday, the United States and outgoing ambassador Nikki Haley were outflanked procedurally, losing a vote beforehand requiring a two-thirds approval for the resolution to pass, instead of a simple majority.
  • Suspect to be charged with murder of missing British backpacker Grace Millane

    Suspect to be charged with murder of missing British backpacker Grace Millane

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    Officers in Auckland have been speaking to a 26-year-old man in connection to her disappearance and he will remain in custody until Monday morning, when he will appear in the Auckland District Court. Auckland City Police Detective Inspector Scott Beard said evidence they had located so far told them Grace was "no longer alive". Following that, police identified the man and spoke to him on Friday.
  • Trump to name former Fort Hood commander as Joint Chiefs chairman

    Trump to name former Fort Hood commander as Joint Chiefs chairman

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    US officials say President Donald Trump will nominate Army chief Gen. Mark Milley as his next top military adviser. "I am thankful to both of these incredible men for their service to our Country!" This latest shake-up follows the announcements of William Barr as Trump's pick for the next AG and Heather Nauert as United Nations ambassador.
  • Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as United Nations envoy

    Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as United Nations envoy

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    File photo of Heather Nauert . Like Haley, a former SC governor, Nauert would come to the job with little experience in diplomacy. Nauert is a native of Rockford, Illinois. "When you talk about Germany, we have a very strong relationship with the Government of Germany", Nauert said , and mentioned the anniversary of the post-World War II Marshall Plan.
  • PM Imran to reply to Trump letter

    PM Imran to reply to Trump letter

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    Resolute Support Mission Commander United States Army General Austin Scott Miller, right, speaks with Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani during a meeting of the North Atlantic Council and Resolute Support at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec.
  • Huawei's Meng faces charges over alleged conspiracy to defraud banks

    Huawei's Meng faces charges over alleged conspiracy to defraud banks

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    A senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is facing allegations of fraud by using a subsidiary to violate us trade sanctions against Iran in a case that shook world stock markets this week. Japan is planning to halt government purchases of equipment from China's two largest telecommunications firms, Huawei and ZTE, amid security concerns, Yomiuri Shimbun reported Friday.
  • James Comey to Testify Before House Committee

    James Comey to Testify Before House Committee

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    President Donald Trump fired Comey in May 2017, a move that led the Justice Department to appoint Robert Mueller special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, including potential collusion between Trump's campaign associates and Russian officials.