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Malaysian former PM Najib faces decades in prison

Malaysian former PM Najib faces decades in prison

Former prime minister Najib Razak was seen leaving his home at Langgak Duta here at 8.50pm tonight in a white multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), accompanied by another auto and two motorcycle escorts. SRC was created in 2011 by Najib's government to pursue overseas investments in energy resources, and was a unit of 1MDB until it was moved to the finance ministry in 2012. Read More

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Iran's Rouhani terms USA threats to end oil imports as a

Iran's Rouhani terms USA threats to end oil imports as a "fantasy"

The withdrawal has paved the way for new U.S. sanctions against Tehran and foreign companies that trade or invest with it, causing several major businesses, including in Austria, to stop activity in the country. Then on Friday in the Austrian capital, Iran's foreign minister will meet the top envoys from the five powers still party to the JCPOA - Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation - according to Iranian state media. Read More

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Donald Trump lowers flag to honor five shooting victims in Maryland

Donald Trump lowers flag to honor five shooting victims in Maryland

On Monday night, an overflow crowd gathered to remember Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters with stories, poems, prayers and songs. "He represented himself and took advantage of the legal system to keep the case alive for a long period of time during which he sued lawyers, judges, anybody who crossed his path and disagreed with him", he said. Read More

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Donald Trump slams Democrats' push to abolish ICE

Donald Trump slams Democrats' push to abolish ICE

Trump added that Democrats would be "beaten so badly" if they campaign on the issue, and he said in a tweet that without ICE, "crime would be rampant and uncontrollable". "Because of (ICE's) reputation, no one wants to talk to them because they are afraid they are going to be deported", he said. Republican politicians and attendant strategists seem to be welcoming this latest shift in the Democratic party paradigm, sensing that it may cause further internal fracture as well as form as ... Read More

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North and South Korea hold talks on connecting roadways

North and South Korea hold talks on connecting roadways

At Thursday's meeting , South Korea was represented by Vice Transport Minister Kim Jeong Ryeol and North Korea by Pak Ho Yong, vice minister for land and environmental protection. China has been a critical player in that effort, and remains so, according to Pompeo. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, then serving as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, reportedly pushed for Harris' placement in Korea. Read More

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Women’s March Calls for Abolishing Border Security at D.C. Protest

Women’s March Calls for Abolishing Border Security at D.C. Protest

We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Capitol Police showed up at the Hart building shortly after the sit-in began, and proceeded to arrest and process demonstrators in groups of 25. Their chant "Say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here" echoed through the building, drawing scores of Senate staff to upper mezzanine floors from where they ... Read More

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Travel ruling could boost other immigration suits

Travel ruling could boost other immigration suits

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who wrote the dissenting opinion , contended the court was employing the "same unsafe logic underlying" the decision on the detainment of Japanese-Americans. "One day, this nation and Court will look back and regret this ruling that legalized discrimination", said Attorney General Becerra. In February 2017, Washington State filed the first lawsuit against the ban with support from the ACLU, detailing the grave effect the ban already had had on students, ... Read More

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Retiring Justice Kennedy left his mark on American society

Retiring Justice Kennedy left his mark on American society

In a stunning development, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his impending retirement from the nation's highest court on Wednesday. The ban prohibits most people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from entering the US. "I look forward to meeting with and evaluating the qualifications of whoever President Trump nominates to become a justice on the Supreme Court", Manchin said in a statement . Read More

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Italy says 'arrogant' France could become main enemy on migration

Italy says 'arrogant' France could become main enemy on migration

Instead of hard overall deals among all member states, she said it was "also about bi- and trilateral agreements for mutual benefit". The unity of the heads of the interior Ministry of Italy , Germany and Austria's migration policy Kurtz has called the "axis of freedom" (or "axis of the willing" - the axis of willing) and announced further cooperation between the three countries on this problem. Read More

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Migrant rescue vessels suspend operations after Italian intervention

Migrant rescue vessels suspend operations after Italian intervention

In response, a Maltese government spokesperson told dpa news agency that "the operation was initially handled by the Rome rescue coordination centre, with the Libyan authority assuming responsibility of the [search-and-rescue] cases". We will remind, recently Italy and Malta refused to accept the rescue vessel Aquarius of the organization SOS Méditerranée 629 with refugees on Board. Read More

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Trump says N.Korea still a nuke threat

Trump says N.Korea still a nuke threat

SEOUL, South Korea The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War . officials familiar with current intelligence on North Korea's nuclear and missile test sites said there was no evidence of new moves to dismantle any sites since Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12. Read More

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Turkey: Hours before polls open, silence falls

Turkey: Hours before polls open, silence falls

Mr Erdogan, who has been in power since 2003, is seeking a new five-year term with vastly increased powers under a new system and his ruling party is hoping to retain its majority in parliament. Ince, head of the Republican People's Party and the main opposition presidential candidate, urged monitors and citizens to protect ballot boxes on voting day against fraud. Read More

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UN chief regrets as US exits 'biased' Human Rights Council

UN chief regrets as US exits 'biased' Human Rights Council

Pompeo said that while the USA supports in principle multilateral bodies working to protect human rights, "when organisations undermine our national interests and our allies, we will not be complicit". And the commissioner noted that the US remains the sole United Nations member not to ratify the Convention of the Rights of the Child , a landmark agreement passed almost three decades ago. Read More

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Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

While Merkel would welcome a reprieve from an immediate crisis in her coalition, she is still under intense pressure to deliver a deal with European Union partners who are deeply divided. U.S. President Donald Trump blamed migrants in Europe for violently changing the culture and for what he inaccurately described as a rise in crime in Germany as he sought on Monday to defend his administration's widely criticized policy on illegal immigration . Read More

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Second win for British PM in crucial Brexit debate

Second win for British PM in crucial Brexit debate

She added she was sure Mrs May "will honour her word". It was a measure of the division in the party that out of 257 Labour MPs, 90 ignored that instruction and voted. The Prime Minister is now expected to get through the latest round of crunch Brexit votes unscathed, with a potentially explosive clash over the customs union on Wednesday already defused by a compromise amendment. Read More

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Time magazine cover puts Trump face to face with crying immigrant girl

Time magazine cover puts Trump face to face with crying immigrant girl

They were later detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents and then sent to a processing centre for possible separation. Julianne Moore , Kathy Griffin , Katie Holmes , Jamie Lee Curtis , and Laura Dern are just a few of the celebrities who have shared the powerful image, which features a photo of a 2-year-old Honduran girl crying as her mother was being detained in McAllen, Tex. Read More

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Haley slams rights groups after United States quits UN council

Haley slams rights groups after United States quits UN council

The US decision Tuesday was hailed by some as a principled act proclaiming the Trump administration's refusal to continue to bestow legitimacy on a flawed and unrepentant body through American participation. Especially given the timing of the decision, directly following the U.N. human rights chief's valid criticism (" unconscionable ") of Trump's child separation policy that American medical experts have said amounts to child abuse, the discussion now centers on the United States' ... Read More

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South Korea to conduct military exercises near controversial islets claimed by Japan

South Korea to conduct military exercises near controversial islets claimed by Japan

The US Defense Department said on Monday that it has suspended all planning for a joint military exercise with the Republic of Korea in August. The move is part of an ongoing effort by both nations to denuclearize North Korea . President last week. Japanese officials said Tuesday they hope the strong USA security role that has underpinned the Asia-Pacific region for decades will remain unchanged despite Washington's decision to suspend a major military drill held every year with South ... Read More

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Governors rule imposed in Indian-occupied Kashmir

Governors rule imposed in Indian-occupied Kashmir

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made a decision to pull out of its alliance with Mehbooba Mufti's Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) government in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The Governor also spoke to GA Mir, president of J&K Congress , who said that his party doesn't have the numerical strength to form the government on its own or even in alliance. Read More

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Falling German crime stats

Falling German crime stats "speak for themselves"

Merkel is reportedly aiming to negotiate individual deals with Germany's neighbors to allow Berlin to refuse refugees who have already been registered in another European Union country. She has pledged instead to seek bilateral agreements with arrival and transit countries and a wider solution by the European Union, which holds its next summit on June 28-29, while admitting that this plan is "ambitious". Read More

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Iraq force accuses U.S. of killing 22 of its fighters in Syria

President Bashar al-Assad's army, with the help of Iran-backed militias including Hezbollah and Iraqi groups, drove ISIS from Albu Kamal and its environs a year ago, but the jihadis have since staged attacks there. An Iraqi paramilitary force Monday accused the United States of killing 22 of its fighters in an overnight air raid just inside Syria's border with Iraq that a monitor said left dozens dead. Read More

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China vows fast response to United States tariffs

China vows fast response to United States tariffs

A senior Trump administration official told reporters that companies will be able to apply for exclusions for Chinese imports they can not source elsewhere. intellectual property by China. It is reviewing a list of items that would cover an additional $16 billion worth of Chinese imports. The Chinese Commerce Ministry also says it will impose duties of "the same scale and intensity" in response to the Trump administration's move to slap tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods. Read More

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Three dead, dozens injured in western Japan earthquake

Three dead, dozens injured in western Japan earthquake

A 9-year-old girl and two men in their 80s have been killed by a strong natural disaster in the western Japan metropolis of Osaka. A nine-year old girl killed by a falling wall at her school was one three confirmed fatalities. Quakes of a lower-6 intensity make it hard for people to stay on their feet and can topple unsecured furniture and other items. Multiple small aftershocks followed, and an official from Japan's meteorological agency warned residents to remain on guard. Read More

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Sheriff: 5 dead in Texas border crash

Sheriff: 5 dead in Texas border crash

Sunday's crash came almost a week after more than 50 immigrants were found inside a refrigerated tractor-trailer Monday in San Antonio . "This is a flawless example of why our borders need to be secure", he added. Boyd said the victims were taken to hospitals. "I think we need a wall, in my opinion", he said, voicing support for President Donald Trump's proposal to construct a border wall with Mexico . Read More

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Majority say 'too early to tell' if North Korea summit a success

Majority say 'too early to tell' if North Korea summit a success

US President Donald Trump drew criticism Thursday after footage emerged of him saluting a North Korean general while the totalitarian communist nation's leader Kim Jong Un looked on. So, how exactly does Kim Jong Un - aka Trump's new buddy - treat "his people?" Possibly with the poll in mind, Trump also on Sunday weighed in on a current labor dispute at the Washington Post , saying on Twitter that "a really long strike would be a great idea". Read More

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5 people die in South Texas pursuit crash involving undocumented immigrants

According to Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boy, the vehicle was traveling around 100 miles per hour when the crash happened off Highway 85, WOAI reported . Border Patrol officials have repeatedly warned of the dangers of smuggling large numbers of people in vehicles. Some injured were taken by helicopter to San Antonio , about 90 miles (144.83 kilometers) northeast. Read More

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Assault on key Yemeni port begins despite warnings from UN

Assault on key Yemeni port begins despite warnings from UN

The attack is expected to lead to a protracted and bloody confrontation, putting "literally hundreds of thousands of people... into a life-threatening situation", Lise Grande, United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, told U.S. On Thursday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said it had pulled 71 staff members out of Yemen after a series of security incidents and threats. Read More

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Glasgow School of Art has suffered another huge fire

Glasgow School of Art has suffered another huge fire

Officials said Saturday morning the fire was not completely out but was under control, and latest television footage showed firefighters continuing to spray jets of water at the building to try and prevent further damage. "There will be disruption around Dalhousie Street, Sauchiehall Street and Renfrew Street and I would advise the public to avoid these areas at this present time". Read More

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Trump's newfound affinity for Kim making Americans safer

Trump's newfound affinity for Kim making Americans safer

Trump emerged from the meeting convinced that he could sell the vaguely worded deal, as evidenced by his hour-plus new conference in Singapore immediately after their session. To be sure, the fact the USA and North Korea are now on speaking terms augurs a lowering of tensions. The two signed a vague agreement in which Trump reportedly agreed to stop America's joint military exercises with South Korea, but did not appear to get concrete concessions from Kim. Read More

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