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Lawyer for Russian Whistleblower's Family Injured in Fall

Lawyer for Russian Whistleblower's Family Injured in Fall

On 21 March 2017, Nikolai Gorokhov , a lawyer representing the family of Russian whistleblower Sergei L. Magnitsky, was gravely injured in a four-story fall. Magnitsky's family and friends say he was jailed, tortured, and denied medical treatment that could have saved his life as retribution for accusing law-enforcement and tax officials of stealing $230 million from Russian coffers. Read More

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Trump aide 'tried to hide' Russian payment

In an exclusive report Wednesday afternoon, the Associated Press said that former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire in order to advance interests of President Vladimir Putin. Manafort did not disclose his work to the Justice Department at the time, which would be required by the Foreign Agent Registration Act if he was representing Russia's interests to the US government. Read More

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Auto bomb attack kills at least 23, injures dozens in Iraq's capital

The attack - as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met US President Donald Trump in Washington , DC - targeted a busy commercial district of the Hay al-Amel suburb, according to police and hospital officials. Asked whether he had seen the Trump administration's plan to wipe out Islamic State, Abadi said: "I haven't seen a full plan". Many in Canada are watching to see whether the Kurds plan to demand independence from the rest of Iraq, as their leaders have promised. Read More

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Nunes gifts Trump with appearance of credibility, muddies Russian Federation probe

Nunes gifts Trump with appearance of credibility, muddies Russian Federation probe

In his earlier press conference, Nunes told reporters he believed the information was collected legally under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Dianne Feinstein. "I gather he gave no substantiation, no evidence", Feinstein said of Nunes. Meanwhile, over at "Meet the Press" on NBC, Schiff said "I hope that we can put an end to this wild goose chase because what the President said was just patently false". Read More

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US Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Hits Bali

The quake hit near Denpasar, the Indonesia Tsunami Early Warning System said. Many residents reportedly leapt from their beds and ran into the streets for safety. Sally has been traveling on the island alone so she said that made it a little 'scary'. In December 2004 a massive natural disaster off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries. Read More

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Scottish Lawmakers Delay Referendum Debate Due To London Attack

Scottish Lawmakers Delay Referendum Debate Due To London Attack

Mr Neil told his party during the second day of the debate on Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second referendum that it would be wrong to assume that a vote for independence was the same as a vote to rejoin the EU. "So it is for that reason we are deciding to suspend the sitting... to continue at the moment would not allow members to make their contributions in the manner that they would wish to". Read More

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Eurovision 2017: Ukraine bans Russian contestant Julia Samoilova from contest

Eurovision 2017: Ukraine bans Russian contestant Julia Samoilova from contest

Ukraine said yesterday it had barred Russia's entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest from entering the country, prompting a swift rebuke from Moscow, which called the decision a "cynical and inhuman act". According to sources around 140 other Russian artists have been blacklisted by the SBU following the annexation of Crimea past year. Ukraine has banned a Russian singer from entering the country to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest. Read More

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Shore protection bill awaits Senate committee vote

Shore protection bill awaits Senate committee vote

Smith said when all is said and done, it will take about a year to get things up and running for medical marijuana to become a reality in North Dakota. It would legalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for adults, but would not allow sales of the drug in stores or lounges. It would also expire in 2020 if the Legislature doesn't renew it. Read More

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US, Iraqi Leaders 'Confident' of Islamic State Defeat

According to a report from a pool reporter, the press asked the President a question about wiretapping, to which he did not respond. I know Mosul is moving along. As Islamic State swept through northern and western Iraq almost three years ago, Iraqi leaders blamed the military for abandoning their posts and failing to put up a fight against Islamic State, while military personnel accused the government of failing to adequately supply and train the troops. Read More

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Japanese trade surplus surges

Japanese trade surplus surges

The value of Japan's total shipments overseas rose 11.3 percent, the most in two years, on strong demand for vehicle components and electronic parts, while imports grew 1.2 percent. But exports to many other Asian countries also rose at double-digit paces, with Japan's overall trade surplus in the region more than quadrupling to 996 billion yen ($8.9 billion). Read More

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Bid to salvage sunken Sewol ferry

Lee said the ferry has so far been lifted 24 meters (79 feet) from the seafloor, but needs to be elevated 11 meters (36 feet) further so its upper side reaches about 13 meters (42 feet) above the surface. It said all technical aspects and local weather conditions were reviewed. The complete lifting and transportation of the vessel to port is expected to take three days under the best weather conditions, officials said. Read More

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Here's The Newest Batch of Russia Scandals Embroiling Trump's Ex-Campaign Chair

The White House dismissed a report Wednesday that President Trump's former campaign chairman had received a $10 million contract a decade ago to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin. His lobbying firm has been known for working on behalf of "unsavory governments in Nigeria and Kenya, the UNITA rebels in Angola and a group with ties to Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos", as NPR reported last summer. Read More

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Gorsuch tells Democrats he'll make up his own mind

Gorsuch tells Democrats he'll make up his own mind

Trump had questioned Curiel's impartiality because of his Hispanic ethnicity, his membership in the La Raza Lawyers Association, and his court rulings. They have no PAC. So Gorsuch essentially concluded that school districts comply with their obligation to disabled students so long as they provide those students with a little more than nothing. Read More

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Man held for stealing lingerie from Bengaluru women's hostel

Man held for stealing lingerie from Bengaluru women's hostel

Reportedly, Abuthaleem had been spotted entering the women's college premises naked on different occasions in the last six months, but had manged to elude the police so far. "He is a psycho youth". Apparently, both the police and college authorities denied that such an event ever happened, but students say they've complained about this several times, and also, the authorities' lies fly in the face of what you can see with your own damn eyes on camera. Read More

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'Washington vultures circling Nunes for seeing no evidence of Trump-Kremlin collusion'

'Washington vultures circling Nunes for seeing no evidence of Trump-Kremlin collusion'

Representative Conaway asked Comey and Rogers to explain why their analysts believed that Russia's President Vladimir Putin wanted to "denigrate" former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. Trump said he felt "somewhat" vindicated by the Republican's revelations. The tweets amount to selective responses in light of a pair of statements Comey made Monday morning that could undercut the administration. Read More

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath keeps Home, Finance portfolios

Chetan Chauhan got Sports while former Congress member Rita Bahuguna was given Secondary Education. The chief minister also kept over three dozen other departments with himself. Meanwhile, after directions by the CM, the State police has also stepped up action against eve-teasing and as promised by the BJP in its manifesto, formed anti-Romeo squads to check molestation and harassment of women. Read More

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Tight security for McGuinness funeral

BOOKS of condolence have been opened across the county following the death of Martin McGuinness. Martin McGuinness was a towering figure in Northern Ireland in general and in the city of Londonderry in particular. Ashrawi also described McGuinness as a defender of rights and justice, as well as a man of peace who fought against oppression and injustice. "My thoughts and prayers are with the McGuinness family today as they mourn the passing of a husband, father and a grandfather". Read More

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Golden State Warriors Optimistic About Kevin Durant's Recovery

Golden State Warriors Optimistic About Kevin Durant's Recovery

This included putting up shots on the move along with a few running drills. Regular season minutes would be great, but it wouldn't be the worst thing to have Durant return to action in the first round. ESPN's Marc Stein says the Warriors are hopeful that he can return before the playoffs, thus giving KD ample time to get back in the groove before the Warriors get into the thick of the playoffs. Read More

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Is Happiness on the Decline in the US?

The results are based on data from surveys that use six criteria to assess the happiness levels in each country: healthy life expectancy, GDP per capita, social support, perceptions of freedom to make life choices, generosity of donations, and perceptions of corruption. Read More

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Trump to Capitol in last-ditch lobbying for health care bill

Trump to Capitol in last-ditch lobbying for health care bill

On Monday evening, Trump called Paul a "good guy". "So we can pass massive tax reform, which we can't do until this happens". The House was expected to vote Thursday on the GOP-backed health care bill. Mr. Trump blamed Democrats for passing Obamacare without any Republican support in 2010. European foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expresses concern about the Trump administration's proposed deep cut in USA foreign assistance, saying it will destabilize major parts of the world and hurt ... Read More

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Nunes Says Trump Team Communications Caught in US Surveillance

Nunes said at a news conference he discovered the potential surveillance of Trump himself while reviewing intelligence reports, but said it was not related to Russian Federation. "Must find leaker now!" he tweeted. In early January 2017, America's intelligence agencies concluded Russian Federation had mounted a disinformation campaign to influence the United States election and picked out RT's American division as one of the culprits. Read More

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Accused Teen Shooter Says He Was Annoyed by Victim's Snapchats

Accused Teen Shooter Says He Was Annoyed by Victim's Snapchats

Groves said, the defendant described pulling the.22 cal revolver from his left pocket and firing a single shot in the back of Turner's head, as she walked away. "(The teen) was annoyed with Deserae for constantly texting and snapchatting", testified Groves. Deputy Brian Groves, who interviewed the accused defendant three times, testified that the boy cried at times while confessing to the shooting. Read More

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Emmanuel Macron, 39-Year-Old French Prodigy Eyeing Presidency

The other two candidates taking part in Monday evening's debate are the ruling Socialist Party's candidate Benoit Hamon and Jean-Luc Melenchon, who have split the left-wing vote. A snap opinion poll showed Macron, a 39-year-old former economy minister who has never run for public office before, was the most convincing among the top five contenders in a marathon debate of almost 3½ that delivered no knock-outs. Read More

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UK Parliament attack: Slain British police officer was Keith Palmer, 48

UK Parliament attack: Slain British police officer was Keith Palmer, 48

The officer was a member of the specialist parliamentary and diplomatic protection command. "Keith, aged 48, had 15 years' service and was a husband and a father". James Cleverly, who serves as the member of Parliament for the county of Braintree, called the slain officer a "lovely man, a friend". The assailant careened a vehicle through one of the busiest and most recognizable parts of London at about 2:40 p.m. Read More

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Life sentence for Ajmer blast case convicts

Life sentence for Ajmer blast case convicts

While pronouncing the quantum of punishment, the court also slapped a fine of Rs 5000 and Rs 10,000 on Gupta and Patel, respectively. The court handed the sentence to the convicts in Jaipur , the capital of Rajasthan state. The court convicted the duo under Sections 120 (B), 295-A of the Indian penal Code, Sections 16 and 18 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Sections 3 / 4 of Explosive Substances Act. Read More

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United Kingdom launches 'counterterrorism' probe after deadly attack outside Parliament

Britain's political heart in lockdown, shaken MPs evacuated from parliament, blood on the road and tourists running: Westminster was in chaos on Wednesday as a deadly attack struck the capital. It's not confirmed whether the incidents are related. Parliament, which was in session at the time , was immediately suspended. Britain is on its second-highest alert level of "severe" meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely. Read More

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Trump owes former President Obama apology

Trump owes former President Obama apology

Turning to the GOP healthcare bill, Cornyn said he was confident that if the House passes it, the Senate will do so as well after there is "an opportunity for amendments in the Senate". And coming from the sitting president, it immediately created a firestorm, with even his close allies unable to back up his claims . The British intelligence agency flatly denied the claim it happened. Read More

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USA justices reject Gorsuch in win for disabled student

The Supreme Court is bolstering the rights of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. In Endrew's case , his parents pulled him out of a public school in the county located near Denver, frustrated with his lack of progress. In 2012, they asked the school district to cover tuition costs. Read More

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