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S. Korea jails ex-president Lee jailed for 15 years over corruption

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He has one week to appeal. Lee earlier dismissed what prosecutors say are "incriminating" documents and testimony from his relatives and aides as "fabrications". Lee won the 2007 election by the widest margin in South Korean history at the time owing to public hope that he could revitalize the faltering economy. Read More »

Trump will be forced to pay taxes

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It is not the first time Trump voters have come under scorn. The Times story says that account is false - that, in reality, Fred Trump spent decades quietly ceding his fortune and his business empire to his son, in ways that seemed created to avoid taxes on gifts and inheritance. Read More »

Saudi Critic Entered a Saudi Consulate in Turkey and Hasn’t Come Out

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Khashoggi, who writes opinion pieces for the Washington Post , has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate building on Tuesday where he was to receive an official document for the couple's marriage. Eli Lopez , senior editor of Global Opinions at the Washington Post , said the newspaper is "very concerned" about where Khashoggi may be after failing to reach him on Tuesday. Read More »

Hat Melania Trump Wore In Kenya Sparks International Storm

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US First Lady Melania Trump held talks in the Egyptian capital Saturday on the final leg of a solo four-nation tour of Africa that will also see her visit the Pyramids. President Donald Trump has not visited Africa since taking office in 2017. The administration said removing a ban on elephants imported from Zimbabwe and Zambia and encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened mammals would help raise money for conservation programs. Read More »

US Navys Pacific Fleet plans global show of force to warn China

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In recent days the US consulate in Hong Kong said China had denied a request for a port call by the USA navy's amphibious assault ship the USS Wasp . "As the Secretary of Defence has said on countless occasions, we don't comment on future operations of any kind", said Lt. Col. David Eastburn, a Pentagon spokesman. Read More »

Interpol asks China for information on its missing president

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On Friday, the French police started an investigation after the Meng's wife reported that he was missing, unidentified police officials told Reuters . She said since Xi Jinping came to power in 2012, well over a million party officials have been disciplined in some way. Family members of missing party officials rarely, if ever, reach out to foreign authorities, for fear their relatives will face ever greater punishment. Read More »

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Denis Mukwege And Nadia Murad

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The Nobel committee praised Dr Mukwege for his consistent condemnation of the failure of the Congolese government and other nations for their failure to end sexual violence in war. "I would like them to know me as a top dressmaker or an excellent athlete or an excellent student, a makeup artist or farmer", Murad says of her broken dreams in the film, which will open in United States theaters on October 19. Read More »

White US cop convicted of murder of black teen

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They screamed with joy, jumped up and down and shouted "Yes!" and "Justice for Laquan!" as they listened to a live stream of the trial's end on a cell phone. The jury heard that the first police officers on the scene kept a distance from McDonald as he walked. But O'Donnell said that he had no information on whether Van Dyke knew if McDonald was high on PCP when he was shot. Read More »

Backed by senators, Kavanaugh on track for U.S

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Manchin announced he would vote for Kavanaugh, Flake announced he too would support the Judge, Murkowski said she'd vote no but would be listed as "present" in the vote tomorrow. Murkowski said her decision was "agonizing" and she was "truly leaning" toward confirming Kavanaugh. "I urge you once again, now for the third time in writing, to turn over the therapy notes, polygraph materials, and communications with The Washington Post that Dr. Read More »

India Signs $5 Billion Deal for Russian Air Defense Systems

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With the USA administration breathing down India's neck with sanctions under CAATSA and no presidential waiver in sight, India is still going ahead with multilateral-billion dollar deals with Russia emphasising the importance of India-Russia strategic partnership. Read More »

Toddler shreds more than $1,000 in cash

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Jackee says the couple learned their lesson and won't be leaving valuable envelopes, or anything that could inadvertently end up in the shredder, out again. She added, KRON4 reports , "As devastated and as sick as we were, this was one of those moments where you just have to laugh". The Bureau of Engraving and Printing offers a solution in the event that a toddler destroys hundreds of dollars by accident. Read More »

Elite North Korean superhackers outed as global bank attackers

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Justice Department last month against Park Jin Hyok, the first time a hacker said to be from North Korea has faced U.S. criminal charges. But when you isolate all these financially motivated tools and discover incidents where they were noticed, you get a clear picture of a completely separate group of hackers, who seem to work autonomously in a separate program. Read More »

Chicago policeman accused of killing black teen takes stand at trial

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That's when Van Dyke shot him, and he kept shooting long after the McDonald was lying on the ground unconscious. "We never lost eye contact". His eyes were bugging out of his head. "I was coming at a completely different angle". Van Dyke also insisted McDonald tried to get up after he struck the ground after the first shots. The shooting was captured on a grainy police dashcam video . Read More »

Kavanaugh's nomination sealed after crucial senator reveals her vote

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With a 51-49 affirmative cloture vote, the Senate started the clock on the final vote to determine if Judge Kavanaugh will join the Supreme Court. Senator Jeff Flake , one of the few Republicans who had expressed doubts about Mr Kavanaugh, said he would back the judge unless something big changed, MSNBC reported. Read More »

DRC Gynecologist, Denis Mukwege wins a Nobel Peace Prize

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Murad is a Yazidi who was a captive of the Islamic State group. Murad herself was subjected to such abuses and threatened with execution. Mukwege and his team have treated thousands of patients who have been raped or sexually abused in Congo's long civil war. Read More »

Russian Federation accused of 'brazen' cyber-crimes

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The OPCW has been probing the chemical attack on a Russian ex-spy in the UK. US prosecutors also said that the Russian hackers targeted the Pennsylvania-based company Westinghouse. Britain helped the Netherlands with the operation, they added. Mr Putin's approval ratings slumped when just 58 percent of Russians said they could trust him, a figure down 75 percent after the unpopular law was written in. Read More »

President Trump speaks out against protesters harassing senators

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He also claimed the signs, which look professionally made, were identical - therefore paid by Soros. The "screamers" Trump speaks of, Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher, chose to take a trip to Flake's office on September 28 after they saw his statement of support for Kavanaugh, CBS News reported . Read More »

Elite North Korean hacker group tied to bank attacks

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President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader. "It shows forward progress and momentum that the secretary is making his fourth trip back in less than a year", Nauert said, noting that the talks marked a positive step toward the Trump administration keeping its promises. Read More »

Russian intelligence officers charged for hacking anti-doping organisations

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The charges came as part of a joint crackdown by Britain, The Netherlands, Canada and the United States against a string of hacking attempts by what London called "pariah state" Russian Federation. "Clearly there is evidence that very untoward behaviour by the Russians has been at play here, totally outside the norm of civilized behaviour among countries and we're standing with our allies... Read More »

Senate Advances Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

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Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations . Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), the senator who requested the latest FBI background investigation, and his colleague Sen. If so, that could be enough for a Trump victory in this battle. Lisa Murkowski , R-Alaska, voted "no". Republicans hold a 51-49 majority in the senate and three of their members are seen as undecided on Kavanaugh. Read More »

Australia scraps tampon tax as new PM seeks to woo female voters

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Critics of a change in the law have pointed to a potential shortfall in state, territory and federal budgets. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the commonwealth doesn't need approval from the states and territories to make the changes, which will be introduced when federal parliament resumes in two weeks. Read More »

Interpol chief Meng Hongwei vanishes on trip to China

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Mr Meng is a senior Communist Party official in China. Meng, 64, was elected to run Interpol , an worldwide police cooperation organization in 2016. In the meantime, he served as head and deputy head of branches of the coast guard, all while holding positions at Interpol . Rights groups expressed concern at the time that Beijing might try to use Meng's position at the body to go after dissidents overseas. Read More »

President Trump fires up supporters, rips Minnesota Democrats at Rochester rally

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New Hope resident Diane Seifert says this crowd proves Trump has the power to turn Minnesota red. The crowd awaits President Donald Trump prior to his rally Thursday night at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. "That was a big mistake you made". President Trump said Thursday that Democrats' attempt to "destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh is backfiring on them. Read More »

Nobel Peace Prize awarded for efforts to end sexual violence in war

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Reiss-Andersen said the committee had not yet been able to reach Murad or Mukwege to tell them they had won the prize. The prize is worth nine million Swedish kronor (£777,000). According to the Nobel Foundation statutes, the recipient of the Peace Prize must be announced no later than November 15. Cara Anna in Johannesburg and Dave Bryan in Cairo contributed. Read More »

Trump Mocks Kavanaugh Accuser He Had Previously Called ‘Very Credible Witness’

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It marked the sharpest criticism by Mr Trump of Ms Ford since she came forward publicly with the allegation last month. Last week, Trump called Ford a " very credible witness ", but continuing his impression, he said, "What neighborhood was it in?" "The woman has been accommodated by all of us, including Senate Judiciary Committee", Conway told reporters . Read More »

John Paul Stevens Opposes Kavanaugh: Thursday Hearing 'Changed My Mind'

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Stevens, who's praised Kavanaugh before, says he's changed his mind about Kavanaugh for reasons unrelated to Kavanaugh's "intellectual ability". Retired U.S. Stevens also noted on Thursday that the partisan political influence over the high court was "worse" than ever. In 2010, Stevens retired from the bench after serving for 35 years - one of the longest tenured justices in history. Read More »

U.S. and Chinese warships narrowly avoid high-seas collision

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A strategic waterway, Beijing has strengthened its military presence in the South China Sea by building islands there and placing airfields and missiles on them. "As we have for decades, our forces will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere global law allows", U.S Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt. Charlie Brown said on Wednesday. Read More »

Walid Muallem hails Iran missile strikes on terrorist positions in Syria

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Moscow has tried to maintain good relations with Iran , which is also allied with the Syrian government, and Israel, which is wary of Iran's growing influence in Syria . "We have not changed our strategic line on Iran", said Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, a member of Israel's security cabinet, according to Radio Free Europe . Read More »