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Hezbollah’s missiles can strike anywhere in Israel, says militant group’s deputy chief

Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters in a conference call that soldiers discovered a "fresh tunnel" that showed signs of recent digging by Hezbollah operatives. Putin "stressed the need to ensure stability along the line separating Israel and Lebanon", the Russian embassy in Israel said. Still, a friendly fire incident in Syria in September that led to the downing of a Russian plane by Syrian air defences during an Israeli strike has complicated Israeli operations. Read More »

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: ‘Donald Trump Will Be, Must Be Impeached’

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Cohen pleaded guilty in August to eight federal crimes, including tax fraud, making false statements to a bank and campaign-finance violations tied to his work for Trump, including hush payments Cohen made or helped orchestrate. Mr Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani , has also said that a president can not be indicted. The payments to Ms Daniels and Ms McDougal were made in 2016, meaning the statute of limitations would run out in 2021 (after the next United States election in 2020). Read More »

Kyiv Says Russia Blocking Kerch Strait, Plans To Send Ukrainian Navy Ships

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The goal to is promote transparency in military activities. But the treaty also permits "extraordinary", or extra, flights if two participating members agree. Canada recalled that the aid package will be allocated to support "the government of Ukraine, civil society and independent media in countering Russian disinformation on the eve of elections in 2019". Read More »

James Comey: Firing Mueller Won't End Russia Probe

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The committee interviewed Comey as part of its investigation into the FBI and Justice Department actions during the election. House Republicans have argued that Comey was biased against Trump because the FBI cleared Clinton, the former secretary of state who was Trump's rival in the 2016 election, in a probe into her use of a private email server, but pressed ahead with its investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in the election. Read More »

Trust in Australian tech firms compromised by new encryption laws: Frank Galbally

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It's the latest fallout as critics pile in on Canberra over the new laws which empower the Government to force companies to alter products and services so police and spy agencies can get access. Justice Department obtained a court order that compelled Apple to created a special version of iOS that would remove the security protections on Farook's phone. Read More »

Grace Millane: Police identify 'location of interest' in search for body

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Ms Millane is known to have used the Tinder dating app while she was in New Zealand . "The evidence we have located so far - our scene examination, CCTV footage and our investigation has determined that Grace is no longer alive and this is a murder investigation", Auckland Police Detective Scott Beard said at a news conference Saturday. Read More »

Prosecutors Expose Trump Hush Money Payments, Russian Contacts

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General Assembly in 2015, shortly after Trump announced his candidacy for president. Prosecutors said probation officials recommended a sentence for Cohen of three-and-a-half years in prison. "Totally clears the President". Trump says his campaign had nothing to do with them and he denounces Mueller's investigation as a "hoax" and a "witch hunt". Read More »

North Carolina Republican owes money for disputed absentee ballot work

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Amid the developments, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said the House "retains the right to decide who is seated" and could take the "extraordinary step" of calling for a new election if the victor isn't clear. If the District 9 race is not certified by the state board, the leaders of the U.S. House can select either Harris or McCready to fill the seat, Stone said. Read More »

Six dead and 50 injured in nightclub stampede

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Twelve of the 35 injured were in serious condition, Capocasa said. Around 1,000 people - many of them young - were in the Lanterna Azzurra (Blue Lantern) club for a performance by Italian rapper Sfera Ebbasta. A similar incident occurred in Piazza San Carlo in Turin in 2017, when pepper spray was sacked in a robbery attempt at a crowded screening of a soccer match, leaving 1,500 people injured and one dead as the panicked crowd struggled to escape. Read More »

Donald Trump throws his support behind Paris 'yellow vest' protests

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Several thousand protesters, mostly male and wearing the yellow safety vests that have come to symbolize the movement, gathered at the Champs-Elysees monument around midday in Paris . Over 89,000 police were deployed across France on Saturday, 8,000 of them centred in Paris . The Louvre museum, the Orsay museum, the two operas and the Grand Palais are among the sites that will be closed, according to Riester. Read More »

Conditions met for Assange to leave Ecuador embassy in London

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In November, WikiLeaks suggested that the USA authorities might have brought sealed charges against Assange, citing a filing in an unrelated case that used Assange's name in an "apparent cut-and-paste error". There is speculation that the U.S. interest in Assange is connected to the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 election that brought President Donald Trump to office. Read More »

Israel calls for global response to Hezbollah tunnels

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The confirmation by the United Nations came a day after Lebanon said Israel presented no evidence to prove its claims of a network of attack tunnels allegedly built by Hezbollah. Netanyahu said Thursday that Hezbollah, like Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, was acting on behalf of its patron Iran. Earlier in the week, the Israeli leader said that he asked U.S. Read More »

USS McCampbell, U.S. Navy destroyer, challenges Russian Federation in Sea of Japan

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Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, demanded that the Kremlin "instantly stop its illegal conduct and respect the navigational rights and freedoms of all states", following the incident. " Russia must know that the United States will not allow them to militarize worldwide waterways in key areas such as the Black Sea , the Sea of Japan or Okhotsk, or elsewhere", Zilberman said. Read More »

Trump Told Associate to Stop Calling John Kelly

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Potential replacements include Nick Ayers , Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, who is still seen as a leading contender . Trump Friday announced that he would nominate William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Read More »

Search for Grace Millane now murder investigation

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A 26-year-old man - who was with Miss Millane before she went missing - is being held in Auckland in connection with the murder. "Grace's family have been advised of this development and they are devastated". In the statement issued on Saturday, Millane's family praised Auckland police "who have been outstanding in their support and efforts in helping to find Grace". Read More »

Houthi Fighters Evacuated From Yemen

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Speaking in Geneva, Lowcock said he is not expecting "easy or rapid process" in the peace talks being hosted by Sweden . The UN envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said the coming days were a milestone and urged the parties not to "waver... Read More »

White House chief of staff Kelly to resign in days, reports CNN

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The officials confirmed the decision Friday on condition of anonymity because it had not been announced. Kelly is expected to be replaced with Nick Ayers , who is now chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence . Mark Milley, as his next top military adviser. But there is a holiday senior staff dinner scheduled for Friday night and people said they expected Kelly to be there. Read More »

Imran wants peace in Kabul without fighting others’ war

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We are in Afghanistan to help the Afghan people, but we are also in Afghanistan to help ourselves. "Pakistan must leverage their influence over the Taliban leadership to help compel them to come to the table for reconciliation negotiations", he added. Read More »

Israel's Netanyahu hails UN Hamas vote despite defeat

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General Assembly. The draft received 87 votes in favor, 57 against, 33 abstentions and 16 countries did not vote. Haley told the assembly before the vote that it could make history and unconditionally speak out against Hamas, which she called "one of the most obvious and grotesque cases of terrorism in the world". Read More »

Huawei finance boss Meng Wanzhou charged by United States 'had seven passports'

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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. She is specifically accused of lying to U.S. banks about the use of a covert subsidiary to sell to Iran in breach of sanctions. The court heard she was en route from Hong Kong to Mexico. Read More »

Merkel says her party must look to the future

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Economy Minister Peter Altmaier, a Merkel ally, said: "I am convinced that with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, we have the best chance of the CDU winning an election", adding she would be the most risky candidate to face the centre-left Social Democrats and the ecologist Greens. Read More »

New Zealand police hold 'grave fears' for British tourist

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A British backpacker who was staying in an Auckland hostel has been missing for five days. Detective Inspector Scott Beard this afternoon said her disappearance was "out of character", after her family in the United Kingdom raised the alarm on Monday. Read More »

Ex-FBI director Comey grilled again in US Congress

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Comey had refused to testify in private, but reached a deal with House Republicans to release a transcript of the interview within 24-hours. "The FBI had a criminal investigation into a presidential candidate, and then less than a month after that ended, they launched a counter-intelligence investigation into the campaign of the other major presidential candidate", Gowdy said. Read More »

Trump intends to nominate William Barr as next attorney general

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A month after Jeff Session's resignation , Donald Trump may have a top choice for his next attorney general. While everyone knows that Mr. Trump can change his mind in a heartbeat, the general feeling among those close to the matter, is that a decision on Barr could take place within a matter of days. Read More »

Trump Nominates New Attorney General

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William "Bill" Barr , a former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, is emerging as a consensus candidate to succeed Jeff Sessions as attorney general, two sources familiar with President Donald Trump's thinking tell CNN. Read More »

This Country Is Making All Public Transit Free

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The new government had also pledged to legalize cannabis, a matter that has sparked public debate. The move to make all public transport in Luxembourg free is aimed at reducing the country's traffic congestion. But even this minimal fee will be abolished from the start of 2020. Georges Merenz, who heads the FNCTTFEL-Landesverband, Luxembourg's main transport union, expressed concerns that the government plan would lead to job losses if nobody was needed to sell tickets. Read More »