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Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond arrested and charged

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A date for the next court appearance has yet to be set. Outside court, Mr Salmond said he was " innocent of any criminality " and added that he would defend himself " to the utmost ". The former party leader resigned from the SNP previous year after he was hit with allegations of sexual harassment. In that case, the court found that the inquiry had been " tainted with apparent bias ". Read More »

France summons Italian envoy after Di Maio's comments on Africa

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Analyst Luigi Scazzieri of the Center For European Reform says while there is opposition to the CFA franc in some African countries, Di Maio's accusations are misleading. The EU should impose sanctions on France and on all countries like France that "impoverish Africa and make these people leave, because Africans should be in Africa, not at the bottom of the Mediterranean", he said . Read More »

Florida Republicans call on Trump to support Venezuelan opposition

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The anti-Maduro movement, led by National Assembly president Juan Guaido , has gained traction since the former bus driver was sworn in for a second term as president on January 10. Here we are. Here we have the troops. "I need your help, take to the streets", a man who identified himself as the group's sergeant said in video images circulated on social media. Read More »

French minister dismisses Italian insult as ‘insignificant’

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Italy's interior minister on Tuesday called the French leader Emmanuel Macron "a awful president ", in comments that were sure to further add to tensions with Italy's trans-Alpine neighbour over immigration. Both are campaigning hard for European parliamentary elections in May and are eager to show they have broken with the consensual politics of centre-left and centre-right parties. Read More »

Ice warning issued for Northern Ireland

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The Met Office said that when thundersnow happens at night the lightning appears brighter because light reflects off the snowflakes. "Accumulations of several centimetres are likely above 200 metres, mainly across western Scotland , Northern Ireland , Wales and northwest England ". Read More »

Priyanka Gandhi is insurance to save Rahul, Sonia?

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The appointment came just as campaign has started picking up pace for the Lok Sabha polls slated for April-May. She has campaigned extensively for her brother and mother Sonia Gandhi in earlier elections, but had refused a formal political role for herself. Read More »

Russian Heavy Bomber Crash-Lands In Murmansk Region, Killing Three Crew

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The incident occurred in Russia's northern Murmansk region. An unnamed source in the security services later told the state-run TASS news agency that pilot error compounded by bad weather may have caused the deadly crash. The bomber wasn't carrying weapons, according to the ministry's statement, which was carried by Russian news agencies. The modernized TU-22 is a foundation of Putin's bid to strengthen the country's air force and the first one flew less than a month ago. Read More »

Momentum gathers behind British lawmakers' bid to stop no-deal Brexit

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Some of the amendments will be attempts to shift control from May's government to parliament, by changing the rules to give lawmakers outside of government the power to propose new legislation and force parliament to debate it. These demands were firmly rejected by the European Union in December after leaders expressed doubts they would be backed by Westminster. Highlighting three changes to her Brexit approach, May told parliament she would be "more flexible", implement a demand from ... Read More »

McGurk Decries 'Total Reversal' of US Policy on Syria

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The terrorist attack was considered to be the deadliest one since the U.S. troops were deployed in 2014 to destroy the ISIS in the region. "Let me be clear: the USA wants peace", wrote Mr Khalilzad, indicating that he saw no dichotomy in the two positions. Read More »

Four held over NY state 'plot' against Muslims

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At the time of their arrests this weekend, the men had access to more than 20 rifles and shotguns and three homemade explosives, Greece, New York , Police Chief Patrick Phelan said at a press conference . It was unclear how all four of those charged were linked or how they initially connected, though at least three of the four were Boy Scouts, Phelan said. Read More »

German and France Will Now Become Even Bigger Buddies

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The original Elysee Treaty was signed in 1963 by Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and President Charles de Gaulle, who in the same year vetoed the British application to join the European Community, the precursor of today's European Union. President Donald Trump in the U.S.as well as EU governments in Italy, Poland and Hungary, reports said. But at home, Mr Macron's critics on both the far-left and far-right have seized on the treaty as an erosion of French sovereignty. Read More »

Supreme Court rules in favor of Trump transgender ban

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That's right Mark... Several courts nationwide had backed LGBT activists by issuing injunctions that barred the Trump administration from pursuing its policy . The president announced on Twitter in 2017 that the country would no longer " accept or allow " transgender Americans to serve in the military, citing " tremendous medical costs and disruption ". Read More »

Ex-U.S. marine jailed in Russian Federation for spying was misled: lawyer

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Paul Whelan , 48, was taken into custody on December 28 by the Russian FSB security service, which said he was caught "while carrying out an act of espionage ". Meanwhile, the U.S. has informed Russian Federation via diplomatic channels of concerns over the delay of a consular visit to Whelan , urging Moscow to fulfil commitments, the embassy said in a statement. Read More »

Researchers find 20 secret missile sites in North Korea

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The missile operating base contained Nodong missiles, a type of medium-range ballistic missile developed by North Korea . Satellite images of the base from 27 December a year ago show an entrance to an underground bunker, reinforced shelters and a headquarters, the report said. Read More »

Trump marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day with two-minute memorial visit

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Pence was also criticized earlier for referencing King in support of Trump's demands for a border wall. "We'll secure our border, we'll reopen our government". Did you all hear that? Derrick Askew, who attended a parade with his grandchildren, says, "It's important to let our family know that there's a better sense of community than the community we are seeing on the news". Read More »

Theresa May’s Brexit Plan B leaves Parliament underwhelmed

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Some MPs saw the wording as a significant shift in narrowing Labour's choices for what it will eventually support in the Commons. Hardline Tory Eurosceptics have been alarmed by a wave of cross-party bids to seize control of the process from the government and stop the United Kingdom crashing out of the EU. Read More »

Chinese University Fires Scientist Behind Gene-Edited Babies

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A second woman is pregnant with a genetically modified baby in China, it emerged today, as Beijing authorities vowed to punish the scientist who has been found by an inquiry to have broken the law and fabricated ethics reviews. In the wake of He's announcement, the World Health Organization called for clearer boundaries to be established in the " uncharted water " of genome editing. Read More »

Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris on suspicion of rape

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File photograph of USA singer Chris Brown . It didn't take long for commentators on social media to conclude that the two USA singers share more in common than their love for music, as news of Chris Brown's arrest surfaced on Tuesday. The alleged victim reportedly claimed that Brown had invited her to the hotel and then attacked her when they were left alone together. Brown's publicists at Sony Music would not immediately comment. Read More »

Top US senator urges Trump to meet PM Imran

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Graham spoke to reporters in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Sunday, capping off days of meetings that saw the top USA envoy on Afghan reconciliation and its commander of military forces in the region also visit the South Asian country. Read More »

UK PM May Gives Statement on Alternative Brexit Plan

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Labour's amendment seeks to force the government to give parliament time to consider and vote on options to prevent Britain leaving on March 29 without an agreement. She offered no new plan on Monday, and no dramatic moves. Several said May seemed out of ideas - and appeared more defeated than defiant. But the British public has a much more nuanced view - according to this poll, most people appreciate the benefits as well as the costs, while past research has highlighted widespread public ... Read More »

Taliban attack Afghan security compound, scores killed

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Abdurrahman Mangal, a spokesman for the provincial governor in Maidan Wardak, said 12 people were killed and 12 were injured when the auto bomb exploded near the Afghan special forces unit. side on the Taliban claim after the latest meeting in Doha that USA had agreed to discuss withdrawal plans. Even as a Taliban spokesman said its forces had killed 190 in the Wardak province attack, he said in an email to journalists that talks in Qatar would continue Tuesday. Read More »

Ten crew members dead as two gas tankers catch fire near Crimea

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One of the ships was reportedly rocked by a blast. Rescuers are attempting to approach two burning ships in the Black Sea near Crimea's Kerch Strait after the cargo vessels collided. Maritime traffic was not affected by the incident and navigation through the Kerch Strait is still open, the director of the Crimean Sea Ports said. Read More »

Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris Says She Aims to Bring 'Unity'

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Last week, a widely-circulated New York Times op-ed written by Lara Bazelon, a law professor and the former director of the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent in Los Angeles, argued that Harris can not be considered a "progressive prosecutor" given her record as attorney general in California. Read More »

Trump Visits Martin Luther King Memorial

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Mr Pence made the controversial comments about Martin Luther King Jr on Sunday during a discussion with CBS host Margaret Brennan about ending the government shutdown , sparked by a dispute about the border wall. The media was widely derided in December for criticizing Trump for not visiting troops during the Christmas holiday. In addition to the appearance at the MLK memorial, Trump also issued a King proclamation . Read More »

MLK Day 2019: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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The march will step off from the Hilton Head High School parking lot at 10 a.m., and travel next to USA 278 between Wilborn Road toward Central Avenue on the island's north end, the release said . Pete. "MLK represents something for us". "That's exactly what President Trump is calling on the Congress to do, come to the table in a spirit of good faith". Read More »

GRAPHIC: Mexico’s Fuel-Theft Explosion Death Toll Rises -- 79 Dead

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Health Minister Jorge Alcocer said six more bodies were found during a final search of the site in the town of Tlahuelilpan, in addition to 73 previously reported dead. Blaming previous governments for neglecting the population, he said the priority was to eradicate the social problems and lack of opportunities that had made people risk their lives. Read More »

Richest 26 People Own As Much As 3.8 Billion Poorest

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While India's bottom half saw a mere 3% rise in wealth in 2018, the top 1% got richer by 39% and now hold over 51% of the country's wealth. "India's combined revenue and capital expenditure of the Centre and state for medical and public health, sanitation and water supply is Rs 2,08,166 crore, less than the wealth of India's richest billionaire Mukesh Ambani at Rs 2,80,700 crore", it added. Read More »

Lawyer: So what if they talked?

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After Mueller's office disputed the report as "not accurate" Friday evening, the conversation shifted, with some saying the report should have been treated more skeptically all along, while others expressed frustration with Mueller's office for not saying what specifically about the piece was incorrect. Read More »

Toddler walks toward police with her hands up after dad gets arrested

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He said officers were surprised when the little girl popped out of the truck and approached them and ask their detainee are there any other adults in the vehicle. DeLeo added the video made him "proud of how our officers handled the situation, how they adapted when they became aware of the children and the level of concern and compassion they showed to the family". Read More »

Thousands of Greeks march as storm grows over Macedonia deal

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Around 2,000 law enforcement officials were deployed near the Greek Parliament building for the protests which left five police officers and a few protestors wounded, reports Anadolu Agency. Earlier this month, Macedonia's parliament approved a constitutional revision to change the country's name . "We can not stomach this deal, to give away our Macedonia, our history", said pensioner Amalia Savrami, 67, as she waved a large Greek flag on Athens's Syntagma Square. Read More »