• Germany: Der Spiegel says star reporter made up parts of stories
Germany: Der Spiegel says star reporter made up parts of stories

Claas Relotius, who worked at Der Spiegel as a freelancer for 6 years until receiving a staff position in 2017, seemed to be a paragon of modern journalism. Over the years, Relotius worked for about a dozen German news outlets, including the well-known Die Welt, Die Zeit and Financial Times Germany . According to Relotius' report, many US pr...

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  • Trump Begins Withdrawing Troops From Syria
Trump Begins Withdrawing Troops From Syria

President Donald Trump's surprise announcement declaring victory over ISIS and withdrawing USA forces from Syria triggered some blistering criticism from members of his own party on Capitol Hill. The presence of US troops has become "a unsafe obstacle" to peace in the country, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said before the n...

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  • Associates Of Michael Flynn Charged In Alleged Scheme To Smear Turkish Cleric
Associates Of Michael Flynn Charged In Alleged Scheme To Smear Turkish Cleric

Months after writing that, Flynn admitted to the lobbying and registered as a foreign agent . Flynn, Kian , and Alptekin drew up a contract in which Alptekin's firm paid hundreds of thousands to Flynn Intel Group, Flynn's consulting group, for delivering "findings and results including but not limited to making criminal referrals" against Gul...

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  • North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death

The anniversary observations were expected to continue through Monday across the country. The United States maintains that UN sanctions will remain in place until North Korea has fully scrapped its weapons programs. Pyongyang's statement, cautioning that the USA policy of "maximum pressure" would be its "greatest miscalculation", follows Was...

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  • Chris Wallace: Flynn FBI Interview Was Not Entrapment, He Lied
Chris Wallace: Flynn FBI Interview Was Not Entrapment, He Lied

Former national security adviser to President Donald Trump Michael Flynn has asked a federal judge to spare him from prison time, according to his defense team's memo before his sentencing. Despite the extensive cooperation, Flynn has not drawn any of the vitriol that Trump has hurled at those who have turned on him - most notably his former ...

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  • The UK leadership challenge Preview: The end of the Dancing Queen
The UK leadership challenge Preview: The end of the Dancing Queen

Theresa May has told her own Conservative MPs she will not stand in the next general election. The result of the Conservative MPs votes was 200-117. May added that her "renewed mission" was "delivering the Brexit that people voted for, bringing the country back together and building a country that truly works for everyone".

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  • Congress picks Kamal Nath as MP chief minister, Scindia loses out
Congress picks Kamal Nath as MP chief minister, Scindia loses out

It has been "a nice journey from 2014", he added. The Congress was reduced to its lowest tally in Parliament ever in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "Prime Minister Modi has promised to give jobs but he has failed to deliver that. As of 7 p.m. on December 11, 2018, the incumbent party-in power for 15 years to 2018, with Raman Singh the party's ...

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  • Michael Kovrig, former Canadian diplomat, reportedly arrested in China
Michael Kovrig, former Canadian diplomat, reportedly arrested in China

As Australia tries to strike a balance in relations between the USA, our key strategic ally, and China , our biggest economic partner, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has argued that Australia can keep on side with both superpowers. Earlier Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government has contacted Chinese authorities about Kovrig's de...

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  • Nick Ayres respectfully turns down Chief of Staff job
Nick Ayres respectfully turns down Chief of Staff job

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and Rep. Mark Meadows , R-N.C. Nick Ayers , Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, was offered the job but declined on Sunday, citing his decision to return to his home state of Georgia with his wife and children.

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  • Canada threatened over Huawei arrest
Canada threatened over Huawei arrest

Meng and Huawei are also accused of misleading American banks about its business dealings in Iran . The hearing continues Monday. Huawei, the world's biggest supplier of telecoms network equipment and second biggest smartphone seller, did not offer an immediate comment on the court documents.

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  • U.S. special investigator Mueller: Russia sought early contact with trump's campaign team
U.S. special investigator Mueller: Russia sought early contact with trump's campaign team

Trump announced his presidential candidacy in June 2015. McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, said on "Fox & Friends" Sunday that attorneys with the Southern District of NY are "clearly" going after Trump , given recent revelations about statements by Michael Cohen , his former personal lawyer, to the USA district court.

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  • Disappearance of missing backpacker in Auckland being treated as murder
Disappearance of missing backpacker in Auckland being treated as murder

DI Beard said police have released images of Ms Millane's watch and necklace and that her passport is also missing. "Grace's family have been advised of this development and they are devastated", Det Insp Beard added. 'She arrived here on the 20th of November and has been bombarding us with numerous photographs and messages of her adventures, ' M...

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  • Cohen talked with Trump about meeting Putin during campaign
Cohen talked with Trump about meeting Putin during campaign

The court filings will close out a week in which Mueller's team for the first time provided some details of the help they've received from former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. The filings also disclose an attempt by a Russian to wield influence in the campaign. In doing so, they'll have to provide a federal judge with at least ...

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  • Comey Dodges Key Question About Using Dossier To Get FISA Warrant
Comey Dodges Key Question About Using Dossier To Get FISA Warrant

Comey made the remarks following a hearing in front of Congress where he "declined to answer questions about a range of matters because of special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections", CNN reported.

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  • China warns Canada of ‘consequences’ if it fails to release Huawei CFO
China warns Canada of ‘consequences’ if it fails to release Huawei CFO

Major companies have expressed concerns about how the arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in Canada at the request of us authorities would affect U.S. Huawei's share of the Canadian smartphone market has been tiny - about 3.8 per cent, according to market research from IDC Canada - but outside of Canada the company is a jugg...

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  • GOP senators accuse Trump Administration of covering up killing
GOP senators accuse Trump Administration of covering up killing

The accusations by Graham and other lawmakers were striking in that they followed an unusual briefing from CIA Director Gina Haspel , who had come to lay out the agency's assessment that Mohammed likely ordered the killing of Khashoggi , who was a Washington Post contributing columnist.

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  • Israel police recommend indicting Netanyahu over bribery
Israel police recommend indicting Netanyahu over bribery

While it is now up to Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to formally prosecute those involved, the announcement ramps up pressure on Netanyahu, who faces a raft of legal woes. This is the third such police recommendation against Netanyahu in recent months. That decision will have a great impact on Netanyahu's future. Mr Netanyahu is in his secon...

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  • British couple to be reunited with engagement ring lost in Times Square
British couple to be reunited with engagement ring lost in Times Square

They've now found them, allowing Daniella to finally slip that attractive ring on her finger. And after, the New York Police Department was on a mission to not only retrieve the ring but find the couple, with little to go on. A short surveillance video released by the New York Police Department shows Drennan lying down on the ground, peering in...

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  • Israel carries out airstrikes in Syria
Israel carries out airstrikes in Syria

In 2017, the BBC, quoting a Western intelligence source, reported the Iranian military had a compound outside Al Kisweh. Focusing its attention on Friday's US-led coalition attack on the village of al-Safa, which led to the deaths of over 30 civilians, as well as the Israeli air forces' alleged Thursday strikes, the letter argued that the strikes...

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  • Facebook was warned of alleged Russian meddling back in 2014
Facebook was warned of alleged Russian meddling back in 2014

Joining Britain were legislators from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland, Latvia and Singapore. Allan was also forced to defend Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg , who has refused to appear before the British parliamentary inquiry despite repeated requests to do so.

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