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  • President Nov 14, 2019

    At Least 12 Killed in Slovakia Bus Crash, Including Children

    A bus collided with a truck in Slovakia on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 17 more, officials said. Online news site tvnoviny.sk reported that the bus was carrying high school students. Health Minister Andrea Kalavska, who was at the site, said four of the people killed were children, but did not release their ages.

  • energy Oct 6, 2019

    Pompeo Blasts Ukraine Critics for ‘Silly Gotcha Game'

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday defended the Trump administration’s approach to Ukraine, which is driving an impeachment inquiry in Congress, and called it typical of the transactional way countries deal with one another. Pompeo said the focus from the media and commentators on President Donald Trump and Ukraine is “wrong” because it doesn’t “impact real people’s lives.”...

  • energy Oct 6, 2019

    Security Forces Kill More Than 80 in 5 Days of Iraq Protests

    Iraqi protesters pressed on with angry anti-government rallies in the capital and across several provinces for a fifth day Saturday, setting government offices on fire and ignoring appeals for calm from political and religious leaders. Security agencies fatally shot 19 protesters and wounded more than three dozen in a sustained deadly response that has claimed more than 80 lives since...

  • energy Oct 2, 2019

    Pompeo Admits to Being on Ukraine Phone Call With Trump

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted to being a participant of a call at the center of an impeachment probe into President Donald Trump. A whistleblower alleged that Trump tried to use his office for political gain during a call with newly elected Ukrianian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

  • player Jul 5, 2019

    'Lucky Loser' Lauren Davis, From US, Upsets 2018 Champ Kerber at Wimbledon

    Lauren Davis wasn’t even supposed to be playing in Wimbledon’s main draw, let alone upsetting defending champion Angelique Kerber in the second round. It’s been quite a week. The 95th-ranked Davis lost in the last round of qualifying and figured that was that. But then another player withdrew from the tournament, opening up a spot, and the 25-year-old American got...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 15, 2018

    Manafort Pleads Guilty in Cooperation Deal With Mueller

    President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal crimes and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to more time in prison. The deal gives special counsel Robert Mueller a key cooperator who steered the Trump election effort for a pivotal stretch...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 10, 2018

    Prosecutors Shift Focus to Fraud Charges in Manafort Trial

    After three days of dramatic and even salacious testimony in the trial of Paul Manafort, prosecutors on Thursday returned to the nuts and bolts of their case against the former Trump campaign chairman as they sought to show he obtained millions of dollars in bank loans under false pretenses. Attorneys for special counsel Robert Mueller also got a rare —...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 9, 2018

    Manafort Trial: Defense Attorneys Wrap Questioning of Star Witness Rick Gates

    Paul Manafort’s protégé wrapped up his testimony after implicating the former Trump campaign chairman and himself in financial crimes while also enduring stinging attacks on his character and credibility. Once Rick Gates finished testifying, prosecutors resumed trying to make their case through documentary evidence to demonstrate Manafort’s control of offshore bank accounts containing millions of dollars. None of those accounts...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 8, 2018

    Rick Gates Testifies He Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort

    The former deputy of Paul Manafort admitted to a slew of his own crimes in his second appearance at his former mentor’s trial. Rick Gates, another former Trump campaign official, admitted to hiding and embezzling from Manafort’s funds as well as helping Manafort lie on his loan applications.

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 8, 2018

    Manafort Trial: Star Witness Rick Gates Describes Funneling Millions Through Cyprus Accounts

    In a blistering back-and forth, Paul Manafort’s lawyer suggested Tuesday that the star witness in the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial has told “so many lies” he can’t remember all of them. Defense lawyer Kevin Downing began his cross-examination of longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates by pressing him on his own lies to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators,...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 7, 2018

    Key Witness Admits Embezzlement, Says He and Manafort Committed Crimes Together

    The government’s star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Monday that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the former Trump campaign chairman — and told jurors that he and Manafort committed crimes together....
    Rick Gates, described by witnesses as Manafort’s “right-hand man,” calmly related his criminal conduct as prosecutors looked to provide jurors with damning...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 2, 2018

    Trump Calls on Sessions to Shut Down Mueller Probe ‘Right Now,' With Manafort Trial Underway

    President Donald Trump bluntly declared on Wednesday his attorney general should terminate “right now” the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent attack on the special counsel investigation that could imperil his presidency. Trump also assailed the trial, just underway, of his former campaign chairman by the special counsel’s team.

  • Associated Press Jul 24, 2018

    Bodies Found Clasped in Hugs as Greek Wildfires Kill at Least 74

    Wildfires raged through seaside resorts near the Greek capital, torching homes, cars and forests and killing at least 74 people, authorities said Tuesday. Twenty-six of the dead were believed to be groups of families or friends who were found huddled together, some of them hugging. Rescue crews were searching the charred remains of homes and cars in the deadliest of...

  • Associated Press Jul 24, 2018

    Hundreds Evacuated to Sea as Deadly Wildfires Burn in Greece

    Hundreds of people had to be evacuated to yachts and fishing boats to escape flames and smoke from rapidly moving wildfires that decimated homes and forests in Greece. Dozens were killed in the country’s worst wildfires in a decade.

  • director Jul 18, 2018

    19 Dead, 25 Missing as Migrant Boat Capsizes North of Cyprus

    Nineteen people drowned when a boat loaded with as many as 150 people who were thought to be migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus, a Turkish Cypriot official said Wednesday. Tolga Atakan, the transport minister in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus, told The Associated Press that rescue crews were searching for 25 missing passengers in an...

  • director Jun 19, 2018

    There Are More Than 1 Billion Small Arms in World, Up From 2007, Survey Finds

    There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. The Small Arms Survey says 393 million of the civilian-held firearms, 46 percent, are in the United States, which is “more than those held by civilians in the other...

  • Singer May 13, 2018

    Netta Barzilai Wins 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel

    Netta Barzilai is sassy, she’s fun and she can sing — and now the Israeli has won the Eurovision Song Contest with a catchy techno dance tune about women’s empowerment. The 25-year-old pre-competition favorite beat out competition from 42 other countries’ performers Saturday to claim the music extravaganza’s annual crown at the Grand Final with her song “Toy.” There was...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 11, 2018

    Trump and Allies Mull Possible Joint Response in Syria

    Trump administration officials consulted with global allies Tuesday on a possible joint military response to Syria’s alleged poison gas attack, as President Donald Trump canceled a foreign trip in order to manage a crisis that is testing his vow to stand up to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Trump spoke with other world leaders, and other U.S. officials said the U.S.,...

  • Israel Nov 22, 2017

    In Surprise Reversal, Lebanese Prime Minister Puts Resignation on Hold

    Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced Wednesday he was putting his resignation on hold to give way for more consultations nearly three weeks after he unexpectedly announced he was stepping down — a stunning reversal and embarrassment to Saudi Arabia, which was widely seen as having orchestrated his resignation. In surprise conciliatory comments from the presidential palace, Hariri said he...

  • Associated Press Nov 1, 2017

    Trump Calls Former Campaign Aide a Liar

    President Donald Trump and his White House are working to distance him from former campaign adviser George Papadopolous, saying he only had a tiny role in the campaign. Papadopolous has pleaded guilty to charges of lying to the FBI about his talks with a Kremlin-connected professor who claimed to have dirt on Hillary Clinton.

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