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World News Donald Trump: Mueller investigation is 'a total mess'
Author: 0 Donald Trump: Mueller investigation is 'a total mess'

Recently ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from overseeing Mueller because he had worked on Trump's Republican campaign - a decision that infuriated Trump and led to Sessions resigning at the president's request. In a two-paragraph legal filing on Wednesday, Mueller offered a rare glimpse into the status of the probe and noted that former Trump presidential campaign aide Rick Gates is cooperating with prosecutors in several ongoing investigations.

World News Johnny Bobbitt arrested in Philadelphia, charges expected in GoFundMe case
Author: 0 Johnny Bobbitt arrested in Philadelphia, charges expected in GoFundMe case

According a source who spoke to the news outlet, which said it had a copy of a criminal complaint, all three are expected to face charges of conspiracy and theft by deception for working together to create the ruse. McClure and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico then set up a GoFundMe page to help Bobbitt, raising almost $400,000 from well-wishers. Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina is planning a news conference Thursday afternoon.

World News North Korea's nuke list not needed before second Trump-Kim summit
Author: 0 North Korea's nuke list not needed before second Trump-Kim summit

The Trump administration will not require North Korea to provide a list of its nuclear weapons and missile sites to the United States before President Trump meets Kim Jong Un for the second time, according to a report. He felt that India's contribution in ensuring this would be important. PM Modi also reminded the United States vice-president that in one way or another all the traces and all the leads in global terror attacks ultimately lead to a "single source and single place of origin", ...

World News Rohingya refugees repatriation set to begin today
Author: 0 Rohingya refugees repatriation set to begin today

What's more, the security forces responsible for atrocities have yet to be held to account. Suu Kyi brushed off Pence's comments. He said the treatment of the Rohingya was "indefensible". Earlier on Tuesday, a senior official of the United Nations refugee agency Volker Turk said conditions in Rakhine state were not yet conducive for Rohingya to return, citing restrictions on their movement and lack of political rights including citizenship.

World News Pro-govt forces halt Yemen port offensive as UAE backs talks
Author: 0 Pro-govt forces halt Yemen port offensive as UAE backs talks

On Sunday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a major US ally, to agree to peace talks, while the UK's foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt , is in Saudi Arabia on Monday to try and press King Salman and Prince Mohammed to support efforts to end the hostilities.

World News Jamal Khashoggi murder: Suspects face beheading in death sentence
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Saudi Arabia Thursday called for the death penalty against five people accused of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, but absolved the crown prince of any blame. Khashoggi had been living in self-imposed exile in the United States since previous year. But he effectively exonerated Saudi's de-facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman by laying ultimate blame for Khashoggi's killing at the feet of two lesser officials.

World News Pakistan confirms it discussed Asia Bibis case with Canada
Author: 0 Pakistan confirms it discussed Asia Bibis case with Canada

Islamists have threatened to stir up protest in Pakistan if Bibi is permitted to leave. "While speculation is rife about the safety of Bibi and her family, there are larger conversations at stake regarding the protection of Pakistan's tiny Christian minority", CNN noted, adding, "The country's strict blasphemy laws are a topic of great sensitivity in Pakistan; accusations of blasphemy have seen a surge in mob violence and lynchings in pockets of the country".

World News Michael Avenatti Arrested In Los Angeles On Domestic Violence Charge
Author: 0 Michael Avenatti Arrested In Los Angeles On Domestic Violence Charge

Following his representation of Julie Swetnick for her allegations against Kavanaugh, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said in October that he was referring Avenatti and Swetnick to the Justice Department. Avenatti is also mulling a 2020 presidential run. Mr. Avenatti physically showed up five minutes later and was running after the woman, yelling at her.

World News 2 dead, homes destroyed in Southern California wildfires
Author: 0 2 dead, homes destroyed in Southern California wildfires

The mayor of Paradise said that only 10 to 20 percent of homes in the town were left standing. Another 35 people had been reported missing and three firefighters had been injured. "The preliminary investigation revealed that the victims were located in vehicles that were overcome by the Camp Fire", said a statement by the Butte County Sheriff's Department, adding that they had yet to be identified.

World News California wildfire becomes deadliest in state's history as toll hits 42
Author: 0 California wildfire becomes deadliest in state's history as toll hits 42

In an Instagram post, the star can be seen standing in front of a burnt out auto, which he captioned: "Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating". A smaller blaze in Southern California , the Hill Fire, was 75 percent contained, officials said. Surviving Malibu mansions stood in stark contrast to an utterly blackened landscape.

World News Dems urge Florida to break vote-count deadline to review all ballots
Author: 0 Dems urge Florida to break vote-count deadline to review all ballots

Rick Scott , are increasingly turning to the courts in an effort to shape a broader fight over the scope of the count and, eventually, final recount . "If someone in this lawsuit or someone in this county has evidence of voter fraud or irregularities at the supervisor's office, they should report it to their local law enforcement officer", Tuter said.

World News CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defence
Author: 0 CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defence

That includes his own network's lawyers, which filed a brief supporting CNN's lawsuit on behalf of Acosta. A group of other news organizations, including Fox News , NBC News, the New York Times , the Washington Post and two wire services - AP and Bloomberg - also said they would file a joint amicus brief in support of CNN on Wednesday.

World News Secretary Mattis to visit US-Mexico border
Author: 0 Secretary Mattis to visit US-Mexico border

The administration of US President Donald Trump has taken a firm stance against the caravan, which began its journey north on October 13 and briefly clashed with security forces in the south of Mexico early on its route. So far they've kept busy by setting up camp and affixing concertina and barbed wire along border fences. Trump's Friday order means that migrants will have to present themselves at US ports of entry to qualify for asylum and follow other rules unveiled on Thursday that ...

World News Palestine Tensions: Egypt-mediated ceasefire reached in Gaza
Author: 0 Palestine Tensions: Egypt-mediated ceasefire reached in Gaza

Netanyahu defended his strategy and said: "Our enemies begged for a ceasefire". Their discovery set off a battle that led to the deaths of seven Palestinian militants, including a Hamas commander, and an Israeli officer, and triggered the heaviest barrage of rockets fired from Gaza since a 2014 war.

World News Pompeo: US Hopes to Work With China on Iran Sanctions Issues
Author: 0 Pompeo: US Hopes to Work With China on Iran Sanctions Issues

Bolton said two rounds of unilateral USA sanctions introduced by President Donald Trump in August and most recently on Monday had had a "quite significant" effect on the Iranian economy and the country's actions overseas. The U.S. introduced a second package of unilateral sanctions against Tehran aimed at restricting the export of Iranian oil on November 5. "The reinstated sanctions will further erode Iran's economic stature despite its claims of resilience".

World News John Bolton: Khashoggi murder tape does not implicate Saudi prince
Author: 0 John Bolton: Khashoggi murder tape does not implicate Saudi prince

Which is very handy indeed. People who've heard a recording of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi's murder don't believe it implicates Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, U.S. The phone call was in Arabic and reported translations have Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a security officer with connections to Crown Prince MBS - and one of 15 Saudis in Istanbul, Turkey , during Khashoggi's murder - saying the phrases "tell your boss" and "the deed is done", the Times reported.

World News Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor
Author: 0 Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that it had withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Suu Kyi, accusing her of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about violence against the Rohingya. "Without acknowledgement of the horrific crimes against the community, it is hard to see how the government can take steps to protect them from future atrocities", Naidoo said.

World News Unconfirmed nuclear missile sites, tunnels found in North Korea
Author: 0 Unconfirmed nuclear missile sites, tunnels found in North Korea

He added in his tweet , "I will be the first to let you know if things go bad!" The New York Times quotes Victor Cha, one of the principals behind the CSIS report , as saying that work on the estimate 20 nuclear facilities has continued on despite diplomatic efforts and Trump's assertion that "there is no longer a nuclear threat"-making them more unsafe than ever before".

World News Reported hate crimes surged by 17 percent in United States past year
Author: 0 Reported hate crimes surged by 17 percent in United States past year

There were increases in attacks motivated by racial bias (59.6% of incidents), religious bias (20.6%), and because of a victim's sexual orientation (15.8%). "That begins with leaders from all walks of life and from all sectors of society forcefully condemning anti-Semitism, bigotry, and hate whenever it occurs".

World News Iran remains within nuclear deal restrictions amid new USA sanctions — United Nations watchdog
Author: 0 Iran remains within nuclear deal restrictions amid new USA sanctions — United Nations watchdog

Turning to the U.S. policies, de Villepin said, "US government is seeking unilateralism and destroying the organizations which were formed after the World War II". Falih responded that Saudi Arabia has been giving Washington and other customers "100 percent of what they asked for". The only support for the USA position has come from Iran's regional rivals, notably Saudi Arabia and Israel.

World News Trump cancels WW1 memorial in France due to rain
Author: 0 Trump cancels WW1 memorial in France due to rain

After President Donald Trump's planned trip to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, an event to honor American casualties from World War I, was canceled, it set off a firestorm of liberals pouncing and seizing on the decision. "They died with their face to the foe and that pathetic inadequate @realDonaldTrump couldn't even defy the weather to pay his respects to the Fallen", Soames wrote on Twitter.

World News Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe
Author: 0 Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

Among topics included in Mueller's line of questions is a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., other members of Trump's campaign team and a group of Russians, Reuters reported. He said he gave investigators two computers, a cellphone and access to his email accounts and tweets. "That's my crime, and now I'm going to go to prison for the rest of my life for cooperating with them".

World News Trump weighs removing chief of staff, DHS boss
Author: 0 Trump weighs removing chief of staff, DHS boss

U.S. President Donald Trump is under pressure from his wife to fire his deputy national security adviser over what two sources close to the White House said was the way Melania Trump's trip to Africa was handled. Asked about the reports, Melania Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham issued a extraordinarily frank statement. Kelly may be replaced with Nick Ayers, who is now chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, the report added.

World News UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal
Author: 0 UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

Downing Street stated that May had told her ministers that progress had been made, although there were "small number of outstanding issues as the United Kingdom pushes for the best text". Brexit deal: Has Theresa May delivered a deal? Its support isn't guaranteed: May is under pressure from pro-Brexit ministers not to make further concessions to the European Union on the key issue of the Irish border.

World News State Counsellor off for four-day ASEAN Summit in Singapore
Author: 0 State Counsellor off for four-day ASEAN Summit in Singapore

While talks on the ASEAN-centered trade accord stumble along, the 11 countries that have remained in the Trans-Pacific Partnership are preparing to inaugurate their revised trade deal. "I still hope we can hold talks based on mutual respect, balance and mutual benefits to resolve the issue". China and ASEAN agreed in August on a working text to continue long drawn-out negotiations over the code of conduct.

World News More lake effect snow coming this week
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It will be windy tomorrow with north winds at 10 to 20 miles per hour. Sunny, with a high near 41. Be sure to grab a coat out-the-door, as wind chills are now in the 20's and the breeze continues from the northwest. Mostly cloudy Friday with a slight chance for spotty pockets of rain or snow. Skies clear tonight and temperatures will plummet to 17°, not a record low (11°) but frigid enough.

World News CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defense
Author: 0 CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defense

Former ABC White House correspondent Sam Donaldson said Sunday that CNN has sued the Trump administration - and that he has been asked to submit an affidavit - although the cable network said no decision has been reached. Acosta then tried to pose a question about "pipe bombs" before he was again interrupted by another outburst. "This is that White House intern who tried to grab the mic from Jim- no, you can not just take my pencil".

World News Israel Responds with Airstrikes to Palestinian Rockets
Author: 0 Israel Responds with Airstrikes to Palestinian Rockets

Middle East envoy. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged all sides to exercise maximum restraint. The New York Times reports the clash is "the first known Israeli ground incursion into Gaza since Operation Protective Edge , in July 2014, set off a seven-week war".

World News Canadian intelligence has heard Khashoggi tapes, PM Justin Trudeau says
Author: 0 Canadian intelligence has heard Khashoggi tapes, PM Justin Trudeau says

Later, Riyadh conceded Khashoggi was killed in a premeditated murder, but that the murder was an unplanned "rogue operation". His discussions in NY with Assiri and other Saudi officials were reported last month by The Daily Beast. "I voiced some things about his incompetence.to the [Saudi] king", Erdogan said, adding that Otaibi was recalled from Istanbul after Erdogan's conversation with Saudi Arabia's King Salman .