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Kim Jong Un Leaves Beijing after Brief Visit Kim Jong Un Leaves Beijing after Brief Visit
- January 09, 2019

The visit was Kim's third to Beijing and fourth to China since March 2018, in what was his first trip outside North Korea since assuming power in 2011. While Mr. Trump says he considers Xi key to enticing Kim into taking concrete steps toward denuclearization, the president's own relationship with his Chinese counterpart has frayed over the U.S. (more...)
Rosenstein to leave DOJ in coming weeks, sources say Rosenstein to leave DOJ in coming weeks, sources say
- January 09, 2019

While a timetable for his departure is not set in stone, Barr could be confirmed as soon as the beginning of February. Sanders told Fox News there was no "willingness" by Trump or the White House to force Rosenstein out. After ousting Sessions, Trump installed Whitaker, chief of staff at the Justice Department, as acting attorney general, which put him in charge of the Russian Federation probe. (more...)
WSJ report accusing Beijing over 1MDB bailout groundless: Chinese Embassy in Malaysia WSJ report accusing Beijing over 1MDB bailout groundless: Chinese Embassy in Malaysia
- January 09, 2019

Dismissing the Wall Street Journal ( WSJ ) report, the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia said Beijing adhered to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of another country all along. Najib's personal bank accounts, masterminded by an alleged playboy conman named Jho Low. However, since China posits that its Belt and Road projects are intended for mutually beneficial development, its Foreign Ministry denies that the money involved in the projects were involved in bailing out ... (more...)
Pence says Trump’s wall claim was just his ‘impression’ Pence says Trump’s wall claim was just his ‘impression’
- January 09, 2019

President Donald Trump will deliver a televised national address to make his case for a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border amid an ongoing government shutdown. That plan included $1.3 billion for border security, though it stipulated that the funding could not be used for a wall. "But I don't think the White House has done a good job of making the case that the border wall is necessary, that it's a national security issue, and that it's a crisis on the border". (more...)
Khamenei Aide Says US Approached Him in Kabul Seeking Talks with Iran Khamenei Aide Says US Approached Him in Kabul Seeking Talks with Iran
- January 09, 2019

The people said Iran believes the Taliban are a "reality in Afghanistan " but wants to ensure that the group is not exploited by outside powers such as the United States and Saudi Arabia . The Afghan special envoy noted that the two countries had a "unique relationship marked by commonalities and similarity of interests". "Any decision regarding the peace process in Afghanistan is supposed to be the authority of the Afghan government and the Afghan people". (more...)
US Senate Democrats Block Bill on New Sanctions Against Syria Over Shutdown US Senate Democrats Block Bill on New Sanctions Against Syria Over Shutdown
- January 09, 2019

Republicans now hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate and would need Democratic votes to advance the measure over the 60-vote threshold. "I fail to see why this legislation is a priority during the government shutdown ". TRT World spoke to Ahmed Rehab , Executive Director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, to understand why Republicans chose to introduce this bill now. (more...)
Criminals Demand $10 Million in Monero (XMR) in Norwegian Kidnapping Case Criminals Demand $10 Million in Monero (XMR) in Norwegian Kidnapping Case
- January 09, 2019

An undated police handout shows Norwegian Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, who is the wife of real estate investor Tom Hagen , and has been kidnapped according to police in Norway. Police have been "on the case for several weeks". The cautious nature of the remarks could be an indication that police have not received proof that Hagen was indeed being held by the people demanding the ransom. (more...)
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison suffers freaky Photoshop fail Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison suffers freaky Photoshop fail
- January 09, 2019

Mr Morrison's spokesman said that he did not authorise the photoshop. After the revelatory tweets went viral, the Prime Minister sent out a tweet of his own saying he did not request the photo doctoring, and expressing pride in his off-duty sneakers. (more...)
EU hits Iran with sanctions after murder plots EU hits Iran with sanctions after murder plots
- January 09, 2019

Iran denied involvement in the plots, for which two Iranian nationals were also sanctioned, including one in prison in Belgium. Iran's top diplomat has condemned the European Union sanctions imposed on Tehran for allegedly planning to carry out attacks in Europe . (more...)
World's most powerful passport revealed as United Kingdom slips down the rankings World's most powerful passport revealed as United Kingdom slips down the rankings
- January 09, 2019

Japan is followed by Singapore and South Korea in joint second place, whose citizens can visit 189 destinations without getting a visa before travel. South Korea had previously come in in third place, tied with France and Germany. Irish passport holders can go to 184 destinations visa-free, but require a visa before travelling to 42 locations. The league table is produced by the Henley Passport Index, using data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which looks at how ... (more...)
Sisi: Cairo cooperates closely with Israel Sisi: Cairo cooperates closely with Israel
- January 09, 2019

In advance clips the network released, al-Sisi denies he is holding some 60,000 opponents prisoner as the Human Rights Watch alleges and most non-Egyptian sources agree. Cairo later asked the station NOT to air the interview, which explains how potentially damaging the rare acknowledgment could be. "On this day we see you have fulfilled this promise and here we are witnessing a great opening on this grand occasion", the head of the Coptic church Pope Tawadros II said. (more...)
Man caught on security camera licking family's doorbell Man caught on security camera licking family's doorbell
- January 09, 2019

The Dungan parents were not at home at the time, however their children were sleeping inside, but did not wake up. The footage appears to show Arroyo repeatedly licking the system on the home's front porch while staring into the camera . (more...)
Paul Manafort Allegedly Shared 2016 Polling With Russia-Linked Associate Paul Manafort Allegedly Shared 2016 Polling With Russia-Linked Associate
- January 09, 2019

The attorneys denied several allegations of lying made by Mueller last month when the special counsel tore up a plea agreement with Manafort. "Issues and communications related to Ukrainian political events simply were not at the time forefront of Mr. (more...)
Semi-truck driver pleads guilty to 29 charges in Humboldt Broncos crash Semi-truck driver pleads guilty to 29 charges in Humboldt Broncos crash
- January 09, 2019

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu entered the pleas during a court appearance in Melfort, Saskatchewan Tuesday morning, according to the Canadian Press . Sidhu pleaded guilty to 16 counts of unsafe driving causing death and 13 counts of risky driving causing bodily harm. (more...)
Suspicious packages sent to embassies and consulates in Melbourne and Canberra Suspicious packages sent to embassies and consulates in Melbourne and Canberra
- January 09, 2019

In a statement, Victoria Police said they were aware that "a number" of consulate offices had received suspicious packages. Australian Federal Police said the packages were being "examined" by emergency services and the circumstances around the incidents are under investigation. (more...)
Australia to 'consider' Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun's asylum plea Australia to 'consider' Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun's asylum plea
- January 09, 2019

Qunun was detained on arrival at Bangkok and denied entry to Thailand while en route to Australia, where she said she meant to seek asylum. Al-Qunun's plight unfolded on social media, drawing support from around the world, which convinced Thai authorities to back down from sending her back to Saudi Arabia. (more...)
At least two killed in South Africa train collision: emergency services At least two killed in South Africa train collision: emergency services
- January 09, 2019

Services have swooped on the scene to free people trapped in the wreckage, and have confirmed two dead so far. Netcare911 - another emergency medical service - stated that one person had to be airlifted for treatment, but numerous hundreds of injuries range from "mild to moderate". (more...)
Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya charged with obstruction of justice in U.S. court Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya charged with obstruction of justice in U.S. court
- January 09, 2019

French Hill of Little Rockgot information from her during a 2016 trip to Russia with the Russians' favorite congressman, since defeated, Dana Rohrbacher . However, the Democrats accused Trump's team of coordinating the presidential campaign with Russian Federation, claiming that Veselnitskaya was a Kremlin lawyer. (more...)
US, Chinese officials extend Beijing trade talks US, Chinese officials extend Beijing trade talks
- January 09, 2019

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that the conduct of the US ship had violated China's and global law, and that China had sent military ships and aircraft to identify and warn off the ship. US and Chinese officials met Monday in the Commerce Ministry in Beijing to begin their two-day trade negotiations. These include more Chinese purchases of United States goods and services to reduce a yawning trade gap, increased access to China's markets, stronger protection of ... (more...)
Rashida Tlaib: Only Sorry Calling Trump 'Motherf**ker' Became 'Distraction' Rashida Tlaib: Only Sorry Calling Trump 'Motherf**ker' Became 'Distraction'
- January 09, 2019

I'm very passionate about fighting for all of us, and the use of that language, you know, was a teachable moment for me. Campbell became Canada's first-ever female Prime Minister when she was elected Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1993, despite losing the general election just four months later. (more...)
Massive 'fatberg' found blocking sewer system in England Massive 'fatberg' found blocking sewer system in England
- January 08, 2019

Fatbergs are caused when wet-wipes, fats, oil and grease are flushed down loos. South West Water Director Andrew Roantree said it will "take our sewer team around eight weeks to dissect this monster in extremely challenging working conditions". (more...)
Hindus Will Become Minority if Citizenship Bill Not Passed: Sarma Hindus Will Become Minority if Citizenship Bill Not Passed: Sarma
- January 08, 2019

AGP does not have a single member in the Lok Sabha. The AGP has no MP in the Parliament. "We made a last ditch attempt today to convince the Centre not to pass the Bill ". The government move came within hours of the presentation in Lok Sabha of a report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the bill that was first introduced in Parliament in 2016. (more...)
Woman dies after found trapped in Toronto donation bin Woman dies after found trapped in Toronto donation bin
- January 08, 2019

The donation box is located behind an apartment building. Police did not release the woman's identity, but said she was 35 years old, the Canadian Press reported . Last month, a man in West Vancouver died after he became trapped inside a donation bin. It's not the first time a person has died after being trapped in a clothing donation box in Canada. (more...)
Man confesses to cyberattack on German politicians Man confesses to cyberattack on German politicians
- January 08, 2019

The suspect also reportedly told authorities that he acted alone. German authorities are under fire for their handling of the breach , in which personal data and documents from German politicians and public figures, including the chancellor, Angela Merkel, were published online. (more...)
Massive data leak targets German officials including Chancellor Merkel Massive data leak targets German officials including Chancellor Merkel
- January 08, 2019

The details included personal addresses, mobile phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents. Journalists, celebrities and politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel , are among those whose personal data was published online. (more...)

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