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Mueller Filing: Paul Manafort 'Brazenly Violated The Law For Years'

While Mueller did not recommend a specific sentence he portrayed Manafort as a "hardened" criminal who was at risk of repeating criminal behavior if released from prison. There, Manafort may have given Kilimnik internal polling data from the Trump campaign, and appears to have fielded an unknown proposal from Kilimnik. [Full Article...]

Inferno kills at least 70 in Dhaka apartment blocks

Inferno kills at least 70 in Dhaka apartment blocks The officials earlier said 37 fire fighting units were moved to the scene but narrow lanes made it hard for fire engines to reach the spot forcing the fire fighters to use long hose pipes to set off the blaze. Rahman said the cause was still under investigation. A local business owner tells the AFP he heard a "big bang", then saw "the whole street, which was jam packed with cars and rickshaws, in ... [Full Article...]

Train possibly taking Kim Jong Un to summit enters China

Train possibly taking Kim Jong Un to summit enters China North Korea's state media has yet to confirm either Kim's trip to Vietnam or his summit with Trump. It will be Kim's second face-to-face encounter with Trump following their first meeting in Singapore in June previous year. After crossing onto Vietnamese soil, he would disembark his train and drive the 170 kilometers (105 miles) to Hanoi by vehicle, according to sources cited by Reuters. [Full Article...]

Catalonia protesters clash with police over separatist trial

Catalonia protesters clash with police over separatist trial The protesters managed to disrupt traffic on several major roads with barricades of burning tires. On Thursday evening 40,000 people rallied along one of Barcelona's major avenues, police said, while earlier around 1,000 demonstrators gathered in the central University Square, where the city's oldest university stands. [Full Article...]

Guaido says Venezuela aid 'on the way' amid border showdown, army defections

Guaido says Venezuela aid 'on the way' amid border showdown, army defections Opposition leader Juan Guaido has vowed to bring humanitarian aid across into Venezuela from Colombia over objections from President Nicolas Maduro . Branson has stressed that he intends the concert to be an act of solidarity. The tensions flared at dawn on Saturday at the blocked entrance of the Francisco de Paula Santander bridge in the Venezuelan border town of Urena. [Full Article...]

Explosions and gunfire mark opening of polls in Nigeria

Explosions and gunfire mark opening of polls in Nigeria Polls closed in many areas, although voting continued in units that opened late. Buhari in a final address to the nation on Friday vowed that the more than 72 million Nigerians eligible to vote would be able to do so in peace. Police patrol vehicles were seen moving around Borno's capital, Maiduguri, on Friday. "The gunfire was not targeted at members of the public but was for security objecti... [Full Article...]

Jewish community in France asks for 'concrete measures' to combat anti-Semitism

Jewish community in France asks for 'concrete measures' to combat anti-Semitism He stressed that such a change would not prohibit criticism of Israel or its government. Addressing the annual dinner of the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions ( CRIF ), the French leader pledged that he will recognise anti-Zionism as a modern form of anti-Semitism. [Full Article...]

Assam hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 93

Assam hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 93 The death toll in country-made liquor tragedy in two districts of Assam has increased to 93 till Saturday morning. The locals said many consumed liquor at the tea estate on Thursday night after procuring the stock from a particular seller. [Full Article...]

Woman perishes after eating poisonous mushroom dish at Michelin-starred restaurant

Woman perishes after eating poisonous mushroom dish at Michelin-starred restaurant María Jesús Fernández Calvo, 46, ordered a rice and morchella fungi dish at RiFF restaurant in Valencia on Saturday. Her hubby and 12-year-old son were also sickened, as were 18 other diners, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais . Officials are continuing to work to find out the exact cause of the apparent food poisoning outbreak , and samples of the food are being analysed. [Full Article...]

No IPL opening ceremony this year: CoA

No IPL opening ceremony this year: CoA The BCCI's letter has been addressed to Manohar, ICC CEO Dave Richardson and Colin Graves, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board. The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has written to the International Cricket Council urging the cricket community to sever ties with any nation from where "terrorism emanates". [Full Article...]

United States parents of 13 plead guilty to torture

United States parents of 13 plead guilty to torture He said while their living conditions were utterly shocking, to them it was normal, so adjusting to their new life has been somewhat of a hard transition. Authorities said the children were deprived of food and things other youngsters take for granted, such as toys and games, and were allowed to do little except write in journals. [Full Article...]

Trump picks ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft as nominee for UN post

Trump picks ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft as nominee for UN post In a tweet , Trump said, "Kelly has done an outstanding job representing our Nation and I have no doubt that, under her leadership, our Country will be represented at the highest level". Mr. Trump said on December 7 that he would pick the former Fox News anchor and State Department spokeswoman for the United Nations job, but her nomination was never formalized. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Doesn’t Know About Administration’s Global LGBTQ Rights Plan

Trump Says He Doesn’t Know About Administration’s Global LGBTQ Rights Plan Rodriquez decried the fact that the effort will reportedly be "mostly concentrated in the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean", writing, "That sentence alone should set off several alarm bells". "While on its surface, the move looks like an atypically benevolent decision by the Trump administration, the details of the campaign belie a different story", Rodriguez wrote , adding that the adminis... [Full Article...]

Indian SC orders protection for Kashmiris in wake of Pulwama attack

Indian SC orders protection for Kashmiris in wake of Pulwama attack The state governments, Union Territory administrations and the nodal officers appointed by them have been advised to take all necessary steps to prevent any act of assault, threat, intimidation and social boycott against Kashmiris (including students) as well as minorities in accordance with the order of the Supreme Court, the advisory sent to all state government said. [Full Article...]

Thousands flock to Venezuela aid concert on barricaded border

Thousands flock to Venezuela aid concert on barricaded border Tensions along Venezuela's borders have increased in recent weeks following self-proclaimed "Interim President" Juan Guaido's pledges, with the backing of the United States and allies, that humanitarian aid would make its way into Venezuela " no matter what ". [Full Article...]

Trump Wants Nonexistent 6G Internet "As Soon As Possible"

Trump Wants Nonexistent 6G Internet The reason why 5G is so critical is that a large number of the technologies and industry in the 21st century will be dependent on 5G: "smart roads, driverless vehicles, the Internet of things, additive manufacturing where you can make things through 3D printing", Rubio said. [Full Article...]

Family Of ISIS Teen To Fight UK Decision To Revoke Her Citizenship

Family Of ISIS Teen To Fight UK Decision To Revoke Her Citizenship Some of the controversial statements she has made to the press since being discovered by a Times journalist in a Syrian refugee camp have drawn harsh criticism from members of the public. The Begum family's lawyer Tasnime Akunjee said she was born in the United Kingdom, has never had a Bangladeshi passport and is not a dual citizen, which was confirmed by the Bangladeshi minister. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu rivals form alliance for Israeli election

Netanyahu rivals form alliance for Israeli election Before Gantz and Lapid officially sealed the deal, Ashkenazi tried to convince Moshe Kahlon's Kulanu to join the Blue and White list, but his efforts were rejected by Kahlon. Netanyahu engineered a merger of far-right parties on Wednesday that could help him build a governing coalition after the ballot. "Realizing the importance of this national mission, Lt. [Full Article...]

USA to keep 200 troops in Syria after pullout

USA to keep 200 troops in Syria after pullout Yet some administration officials , and members of Congress, feared that the abrupt US departure would allow Islamic State to regroup and leave Kurdish allies who took part in the campaign against the group vulnerable to Turkey, which regards them as terrorists. [Full Article...]

Backed Syria force hands back to Iraq 130 ISIS jihadists

Backed Syria force hands back to Iraq 130 ISIS jihadists The U.S. -led coalition which supports the SDF has said Islamic State's "most hardened fighters" remain holed up in Baghouz, close to the Iraqi frontier. They had feared that a total USA withdrawal would leave their area exposed to attack by Turkey, which sees the main Kurdish militia as a national security threat. [Full Article...]


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