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People European Union agrees sanctions against Iran's intelligence agency, Danish FM says
Author: 0 European Union agrees sanctions against Iran's intelligence agency, Danish FM says

Its agents plotted to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in France and to assassinate an opposition member in Denmark a year ago. Following the announcement, the Netherlands , Denmark, France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium announced sanctions targeting the financial means of people allegedly involved in the killing of the two Iranians.

People Supreme court judge flees Venezuela in snub to Maduro
Author: 0 Supreme court judge flees Venezuela in snub to Maduro

The latest defection from the crisis-stricken OPEC nation's government comes amid growing global pressure on Maduro over his new term, which resulted from a broadly boycotted 2018 vote dismissed by countries around the world as a sham. As a newly installed justice, he recounted being summoned to the court and told to sign off on a key election ruling disqualifying candidates without first reviewing details of the case.

People Japan Has The Most Powerful Passport In The World
Author: 0 Japan Has The Most Powerful Passport In The World

The Henley Passport Index also singled out several countries that have shot up the rankings in recent years. Japan is in first place, with its citizens able to travel visa-free or obtain a visa on arrival in 190 countries, according to the 2019 Henley Passport Index.

People Newspaper Review: President Abbas' meeting with Egypt's el-Sisi focus of dailies
Author: 0 Newspaper Review: President Abbas' meeting with Egypt's el-Sisi focus of dailies

Some cynics are calling it brilliant marketing, but the plea by al-Sisi's office to CBS to pull the interview has the region talking. "The 60 Minutes team was contacted by the Egyptian ambassador shortly after and told the interview could not be aired", the network said, without specify which part of the president's comments Cairo objected to.

People Man caught on camera licking California family's doorbell
Author: 0 Man caught on camera licking California family's doorbell

KION reports the homeowner's were out of town when the licking occurred, but their children were home. Police say he eventually took off with an extension cord, but that was later found by the Dungan's neighbors the next morning. Authorities are now searching for a prowler caught on surveillance footage engaging in some downright peculiar behavior outside of a California home.

People Manafort accused of lying about sharing polling data with Russian
Author: 0 Manafort accused of lying about sharing polling data with Russian

Manafort's attorneys disputed the characterization Manafort authorized the unnamed person to communicate with Trump on his behalf, according to the redacted details of the filing , The Hill reported. "Issues and communications related to Ukrainian political events simply were not at the forefront of Mr. Manafort's mind during the period at issue and it is not surprising at all that Mr.

People Suspicious Packages Found At Indian Mission, Other Embassies In Australia
Author: 0 Suspicious Packages Found At Indian Mission, Other Embassies In Australia

However the U.S. embassy in Canberra was not targeted with a package, a spokesperson said. Two fire trucks, a hazardous materials vehicle and police cars attended the Consulate-General of India on St Kilda Road where staff were evacuated, telling reporters they had been told not to comment to reporters.

People Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum
Author: 0 Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum

Thai immigration chief Surachet Hakparn speaks outside the Saudi embassy after a meeting with Saudi officials in Bangkok on Tuesday. She barricaded herself inside a Bangkok airport hotel but left the airport on January 7 after speaking to the United Nations refugee agency.

People Kremlin Lawyer From Trump Tower Meeting Charged With Obstructing Money Laundering Investigation
Author: 0 Kremlin Lawyer From Trump Tower Meeting Charged With Obstructing Money Laundering Investigation

Federal prosecutors in New York's Southern District said on Tuesday that Veselnitskaya submitted to the court an "intentionally misleading declaration in opposition to a government motion". The indictment accuses Veselnitskaya of secretly collaborating on the drafting of a legal assistance response USA prosecutors sought from the Russian government as part of the Prevezon case.

People Adrianne Haslet-Davis: Boston bombing survivor hit by vehicle
Author: 0 Adrianne Haslet-Davis: Boston bombing survivor hit by vehicle

Police say the collision occurred around 7:15 p.m. Saturday and that the driver received a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. On her website, Ms Haslet-Davis says she refuses to be called a "victim" of the attack, and is known for using the hashtag #AdrianneStrong. "More surgery to come".

People US, Chinese officials extend Beijing trade talks
Author: 0 US, Chinese officials extend Beijing trade talks

It is unclear if Beijing will yield to key USA demands over trade imbalances, market access, and more protection for intellectual property. U.S. Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish is leading the American delegation in Beijing . Trump imposed tariff increases of up to 25 per cent on $250 billion United States of Chinese imports.

People Thousands Protest Citizenship Bill in India's Assam
Author: 0 Thousands Protest Citizenship Bill in India's Assam

Vehicles were damaged in Guwahati , Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts, the police said. The BJP has 61 MLAs and support from 12 MLAs of the Bodoland People's Front and the sole Independent member. The North East Students' Organisation , an umbrella body of influential student outfits from the region such as All Assam Student's Union , Mizo Zirlai Pawl, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union and the Naga Students' Federation, has called an 11 hour bandh on Tuesday to protest against ...

People Woman dies after being found inside Toronto clothing donation bin
Author: 0 Woman dies after being found inside Toronto clothing donation bin

Police said her death is not suspicious and they are investigating the incident as a death by misadventure. The donation box is located behind an apartment building. A recent death in West Vancouver reportedly prompted charities to pull their donation bins from streets across the city. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

People DUP Slams 'Nonsense Propaganda' About Irish Hard Border
Author: 0 DUP Slams 'Nonsense Propaganda' About Irish Hard Border

The UK government has said it does not want a hard border reimposed. "But, in fact, [Irish Taoiseach] Leo Varadkar has said in the past two weeks that he sees this as the settled arrangement for the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, namely that Northern Ireland would have to be permanently treated differently than the rest of the United Kingdom when it comes to leaving the European Union".

People German Politicians Targeted In 'Mass Hack AttackANN News
Author: 0 German Politicians Targeted In 'Mass Hack AttackANN News

German media said that party was the right-wing Alternative for Germany ( AfD ). Fietz said the amount of Merkel's data that was exposed was "not excessive" but warned that some of the documents and information published might have been faked.

Author: 0 Senate Democrats to Discuss Blocking All Legislation That Doesn’t Reopen the Government

Tuesday, is on a motion by McConnell to short-circuit any potential filibusters on the motion to proceed to a bundle of foreign policy bills held over from 2018 that have had bipartisan support. While formal negotiations to reopen the federal government haven't gone anywhere so far as we can tell, the president clearly thinks his latest gambit - a prime-time speech on border issues before his own trip to the border to dramatize the phantom specter of an immigration "crisis" - will move ...

People '30 killed in Afghanistan gold mine collapse'
Author: 0 '30 killed in Afghanistan gold mine collapse'

Government officials say the villagers were not professional miners. The provincial officials are saying that initial reports indicate at least thirty people have died after the gold mine tunnel collapsed in Kohistan district. Defense ministry helicopters have been dispatched to deliver cash to the families of the victims and airlift the wounded to hospitals, said Hashmat Bahaduri, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Authority.

People 'Knifeman' arrested after 20 children attacked at primary school in Beijing
Author: 0 'Knifeman' arrested after 20 children attacked at primary school in Beijing

In a follow-up statement , police identified the suspect as a 49-year-old man by the surname Jia from Heilongjiang province. 'Jia's company and the school management have been arranging a different position for him. Many schools in China have increased security in recent years following violence against students and family members. Another parent wrote: "The attacker ...

People Brooklyn firefighter falls to death while responding to crash on Belt Parkway
Author: 0 Brooklyn firefighter falls to death while responding to crash on Belt Parkway

Nigro in a statement posted to Facebook. Working in the dark, wind and cold at around 10 p.m., he may not have been aware that the eastbound and westbound lanes of the bridge are separated by a few feet of empty space. "This is particularly painful because we've lost a young man, serving our city as a firefighter - Firefighter Steven Pollard, just 30 years old". Survivors also include his mother.

People Former Uber Driver Pleads Guilty To 2016 Killing Rampage In Michigan
Author: 0 Former Uber Driver Pleads Guilty To 2016 Killing Rampage In Michigan

Dalton submitted his guilty plea while jury selection was taking place in Kalamazoo County court, where he was standing trial this week. Jason Dalton pleaded guilty to all counts of murder and attempted murder. His lawyer, Eusebio Solis , withdrew plans to use an insanity defence, and Dalton, shackled around his waist and wearing a dress shirt with an unbuttoned collar, stood at the front of the courtroom and pleaded guilty to every charge, including six counts of murder.

People Park Service takes ‘extraordinary step’ of dipping into entrance fees amid shutdown
Author: 0 Park Service takes ‘extraordinary step’ of dipping into entrance fees amid shutdown

Daniel Smith. "We are taking this extraordinary step to ensure that parks are protected, and that visitors can continue to access parks with limited basic services". It was unclear late Sunday, however, which of Utah's Mighty Five national parks would reopen during the shutdown, which has left several federal departments unfunded as President Donald Trump demands that any new budget include money for a wall along the U.S.

People Spy or tourist in Russia? The odd case of Paul Whelan
Author: 0 Spy or tourist in Russia? The odd case of Paul Whelan

Whelan's family says he was in Russian Federation to attend a friend's wedding. Complicating matters further is the fact that Whelan holds four passports: American, Canadian, British and Irish - all of which have offered him consular support.

People Woman being questioned after child joyrides on auto roof racks in Perth
Author: 0 Woman being questioned after child joyrides on auto roof racks in Perth

Motorists managed to get the attention of the driver who stopped and placed the boy in the auto before driving away. The mother could face jail time if she is found to have knowingly taken her son on a thrill ride, 9News reported. He confirmed there were two other children in the vehicle but they were properly restrained in their seats. 'The child seemed fine and looked like he was enjoying himself, ' a witness said.

People Senator Elizabeth Warren vows to fight hard for working families
Author: 0 Senator Elizabeth Warren vows to fight hard for working families

Also notable are Warren's relatively low approval ratings - a December Quinnipiac University poll pegged her at only 30 percent favorability . Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor who's the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News, made a trip to Iowa in early December to showcase the climate change issue.

People Murder accused appears in court — Surrey train stabbing
Author: 0 Murder accused appears in court — Surrey train stabbing

He stood in the dock to confirm his name, date of birth and that he was British, telling the court he had no address during a hearing lasting just over two minutes. Mitchell indicated a not guilty plea and was remanded in custody. In a statement, Mr Pomeroy's family said: "Lee would have had his birthday [last Saturday] but did not get to see his presents".

People Iran to deploy warships to Atlantic
Author: 0 Iran to deploy warships to Atlantic

Iran is set to deploy a fleet of warships to the western Atlantic Ocean in the coming months, a naval commander said Friday, in an apparent bid to counter the presence of a United States aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. The Republican magnate ordered the reimposition of sanctions against the Islamic Republic in the banking, aeronautics and energy sectors that were lifted previously by the nuclear pact.

People Special North Korean train reportedly crosses Chinese border
Author: 0 Special North Korean train reportedly crosses Chinese border

On Dec. 1, Trump briefly commented on the venue and timing of the US-North Korea summit, saying it would be held in either January or February, with three sites under consideration. Amid rising expectations that the next summit is imminent, Trump made it clear that North Korea's actions toward denuclearization should come before the lifting of worldwide sanctions.

People Ceasefire: UN envoy arrives in Yemen to push Hodeida truce
Author: 0 Ceasefire: UN envoy arrives in Yemen to push Hodeida truce

Mr Griffiths left Yemen on Monday morning without any public statement but senior rebel leader Mohammed Ali Al Houthi said on Sunday that talks on Yemen's war-ravaged economy could be held in Jordan's capital. The source gave no further details on the goal of Griffiths' visit. The UN had announced that Griffiths, after talks in Sanaa , would later on travel to Saudi Arabia where he will be holding talks with President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi.

People Woman 'sent man 159,000 texts before making weird threat'
Author: 0 Woman 'sent man 159,000 texts before making weird threat'

The two went on a single date. The man told police that Ades had once again showed up outside his home but when authorities arrived she was nowhere to be found. Ades is being held without bond at the Maricopa County Jail after pleading not guilty to charges of stalking and criminal trespassing. She was taken into custody and charged with trespassing.

People Trump Warns He May Declare National Emergency to Secure Border Wall Funding
Author: 0 Trump Warns He May Declare National Emergency to Secure Border Wall Funding

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., speaks to reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump about border security in the Situation Room of the White House, Jan. Trump indicated however, he was not expecting a weekend breakthrough, saying there would be "very serious talks come Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday". "If he has to give up a concrete wall, replace it with a steel fence to do that so that Democrats can say, 'See?" "The impression you get from the president (is) that ...

People Policeman killed in Cairo church bombing
Author: 0 Policeman killed in Cairo church bombing

Egyptian security forces have stepped up their presence outside churches and other places of worship ahead of New Year's Eve and Coptic Christmas, which is celebrated on January 7. The president will also inaugurate on Sunday Al-Fattah al-Alim mosque in the new administrative capital. The Cathedral of the Nativity was built in Egypt's New Administrative Capital (NAC), which will house government buildings and a new airport in an effort to ease congestion in Cairo.

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