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by | August 23, 2018 | 20:28

As reports emerged that Michael Cohen reached a plea deal with Manhattan federal prosecutors Tuesday, Michael Avenatti said he was only surprised it took so long. But their relationship has frayed in recent months. The 51-year-old lawyer's voice cracked as he answered questions from Judge William Pauley III. Cohen also pleaded guilty to making false statements to a bank by understating his medallion debt in order to secure loans to buy property.

by | August 23, 2018 | 20:15

Identified in French media as 'Kamel S.', the killer was convicted in 2016 for "the glorification of terrorism, reports France's BFMTV". "The person who carried out the attack in Trappes, southwest of Paris , was an Islamic State fighter", its propaganda channel Amaq said.

by | August 23, 2018 | 20:12

Facebook said it has found no link or coordination between those two distinct campaigns. Separately, Zuckerberg said Facebook had taken down an unspecified additional number of similar accounts and pages with now-familiar ties to Russian intelligence agencies.

by | August 23, 2018 | 19:37

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said all foreign forces in Syria , which have not received an invitation from Bashar al-Assad's regime, should be withdrawn, in reference to USA forces. "They know if they harm this country and this state in the slightest way, the United States and its main ally in the region, the Zionist regime [Israel] would be targeted".

by | August 23, 2018 | 19:32

The projects, comprising a $20 billion East Coast Rail Link and two energy pipelines worth $2.3 billion, had already been suspended pending renegotiation. The prime minister then disclosed his main objective for visiting China was to solve the problem of "Najib's debt", in reference to immediate predecessor Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

by | August 23, 2018 | 13:42

Finance minister Mr Cormann had publicly supported Mr Turnbull on Wednesday, but on Thursday said Mr Dutton should lead the government. Turnbull said if he received the letter requesting a fresh vote, he would call a party meeting for midday on Friday (9am, Bangkok).

by | August 23, 2018 | 13:41

US President Donald Trump waded into South Africa's racially charged debate about land reform, triggering a selloff in the rand. South Africa's foreign ministry called the remarks, which sources said Mr Trump made during a meeting on immigration legislation, "crude and offensive" and said Mr Trump's subsequent denial was not categorical.

by | August 23, 2018 | 11:44

There may have been economic incentives for the Central American nation to switch to Beijing , according to South Korean newspaper Seoul Shinmun. The president of El Salvador , Salvador Sanchez Ceren, said in an address on national television Monday night: "I announce that my government has taken the decision to break diplomatic relations maintained until today between the Republic of El Salvador and Taiwan, and establish diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China".

by | August 23, 2018 | 08:18

The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of Tuesday's quake at 7.3 and said it had a depth of 76 miles (123 kilometers). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat. As was expected, social media exploded following yesterday's 6.9 magnitude quake and the verdict was unanimous - it was terrifying! Venezuela's Seismology Investigations Foundation measured the quake at magnitude 6.3 and said it hit the town of Yaguaraparo in Sucre at a depth of just 100m.

by | August 23, 2018 | 07:56

This means that Cohen either didn't want to cooperate with federal prosecutors, or didn't have the goods to get them interested in reducing his sentence. The adult film actress was threatening to make public her alleged affair with Trump from 2006, and Cohen was accused of violating campaign finance laws by paying her $130,000 worth of hush money.

by | August 23, 2018 | 07:46

President Trump on Monday referred to lawyers working for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III as "thugs" and accused them of trying to affect this year's elections, further ramping up his rhetoric against prosecutors probing Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election.

by | August 23, 2018 | 07:26

The backbencher last night circulated a petition calling on Mr Turnbull to call a partyroom meeting, but would not reveal how many signatures it had received when he fronted media on Thursday morning. Mr Dutton's decision to release the advice he received a year ago came as the backbencher agitates for a fresh tilt at the leadership after being voted down 48 - 35 on Tuesday.

by | August 23, 2018 | 05:33

She was last seen by neighbours on a run, wearing shorts, trainers and a black sports bra and had sent a Snapchat message at around 10pm. Cristhian Bathena Rivera, 24, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday in Tibbetts' death, officials confirmed.

by | August 23, 2018 | 05:00

Authorities and dozens of volunteers searched for her for more than a month, combing cornfields and barns and scouring her Fitbit data and social media accounts for clues. "That might happen again, but I'm not sure it will be handled the same way in Iowa". Rivera allegedly said this angered him, and when he gets angry, his memory blanks out.

by | August 23, 2018 | 04:42

In a report by the Star Online, Dr Mahathir said Malaysians overseas should remember that they grew up here and were "fortunate enough to study because of this country". Mahathir also oversaw the signing of a cooperation agreement between Chinese auto firm Geely and Malaysian carmaker Proton. In July, citing their high costs, Mahathir suspended two China-backed projects worth over $22 billion - the East Coast Rail Link as well as gas pipelines - that were approved by Najib, who had pulled ...

by | August 23, 2018 | 04:28

Congressional Democrats, meanwhile, warned Trump against any efforts to buy the silence of Cohen or Manafort. 'Could I take one opportunity to remind everyone that Michael Cohen has suffered a tragic and hard experience with his family, ' Davis told viewers during his appearance on Megyn Kelly Today .

by | August 22, 2018 | 17:28

Last May, the Republican magnate withdrew the United States from the Comprehensive Joint Action Plan or nuclear agreement of the Persian nation with the 5+1 group (USA, UK, France, Russia and China as well as Germany). Zarif made the comments on Twitter on August 19, the 65th anniversary of a US -backed coup that overthrew democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.

by | August 22, 2018 | 17:12

Interior Ministry Security Spokesman Major General Mansour al-Turki said that the overall number of Hajj pilgrims exceeded two million, saying that the General Department of Statistics will soon announce the final official figures on all pilgrims who were able to perform Hajj.

by | August 22, 2018 | 12:09

It marked the first time for a key Washington official to publicly confirm that another visit to the North by Pompeo is imminent. The joint teams come after North and South Koreans combined in women's ice hockey at this year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, an event that set the stage for a surge of rapprochement.

by | August 21, 2018 | 23:59

That was followed by a joint letter from 15 former senior intelligence officials , who said the president's decision had "nothing to do with who should and should not hold security clearances - and everything to do with an attempt to stifle free speech".

by | August 21, 2018 | 23:30

BERLIN-The last known Nazi collaborator living in the U.S. was deported to Germany following a personal intervention by President Trump , U.S. officials said, ending years of legal and diplomatic wrangling between Washington and Berlin. New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind held regular protest outside Palij's home in Queens , as did other local Jewish groups. Palij has been taken to a home for the elderly in Germany, Reuters reports.

by | August 21, 2018 | 17:37

Dunn says that when he opened the auto door 110-degree steam poured out of the vehicle. So I took her out of the vehicle seat and she was just limp. "I felt for a pulse, and I didn't feel a pulse". He continued: "It was a heck of a thing to experience that adrenaline dump". "It's OK, baby. Talk to me! And then when it finally goes away, how it really does affect the body", he said.

by | August 21, 2018 | 15:40

It is believed that on the day of the Sacrificial Feast, no one should be left hungry. Bakra Eid is one of the two major festivals celebrated by Muslims across the world. "As Muslim faithful across the nation embark on the solemn festivities, I congratulate each one of them on behalf of the people of Kenya and wish all Eid Mubarak".

by | August 21, 2018 | 11:25

China has firmly taken the path of peaceful development and remained a contributor to world peace and worldwide order, Wu said, and its military has borne considerable global peacekeeping and disaster relief responsibilities, earning "universal praise from the global community".

by | August 21, 2018 | 10:48

Kerala has been lashed by torrential monsoon rains since the end of May, triggering landslides and flash floods that have swept away entire villages. In a press release on Sunday, India's Meteorological Department said that while more rain is in the forecast, it is expected to decrease gradually throughout the week.

by | August 21, 2018 | 08:39

Turnbull declared the leadership vacant within minutes of the Liberal MPs gathering in Parliament House for their regular meeting on Tuesday morning, triggering a vote. Turnbull used the full Coalition party room meeting to call for unity in the wake of the challenge, telling colleagues that Labor was "not landing a glove on us" because of the divisions.

by | August 21, 2018 | 08:41

Chris Watts , 33, is facing three counts of first-degree murder and six other counts. Watts, 33, was charged Monday with five counts of first-degree murder, three counts of tampering with a deceased body and one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy.

by | August 21, 2018 | 04:03

More than 130,000 South Koreans have signed up for a reunion since the events began but majority have since died. While the gathering of families separated by the Korean War of 1950-53 reflects the reduction in tensions between the two Koreas, the gesture comes far too late for some.

by | August 21, 2018 | 02:46

So, I think Trump has got a real problem here. "In 2016 I attended the Mencken conference in question and delivered a stand-alone, academic talk titled 'The Intelligentsia and the Right, '" Beattied told CNN in an emailed statement on Saturday.

by | August 21, 2018 | 01:00

Smoky conditions are expected to persist into Tuesday with some clearing on Wednesday when a westerly flow will clear things up later in the week, according to Global BC's chief meteorologist Mark Madryga. About 2,200 evacuees have ended up in Prince George, where some people said they were sleeping in their vehicles until other shelter could be found.

by | August 20, 2018 | 23:45

They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others", he wrote. Finally - Trump likes the carrot but he's not afraid of the stick - are two warnings that this censorship is not going to be tolerated any longer: "we won't let that happen" and "that can not be allowed to happen".

by | August 20, 2018 | 21:49

While a holy, once-in-a-lifetime experience for pilgrims, the hajj is by no means an easy journey. "We are very blessed by Allah to be in this place, and we pray to Allah to make the Islamic nations from the West to the East in a better situation", said Essam-Eddin Afifi, a pilgrim from Egypt.

by | August 20, 2018 | 18:58

This is it, wish us luck!,' Ms Genter wrote. Genter added that she and her partner rode their bikes to the hospital "because there wasn't enough room in the vehicle for the support crew". Ms Ardern, who was elected previous year, became only the second world leader to give birth while in office after Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto in 1990.

by | August 20, 2018 | 18:55

They seized several neighborhoods, and it took security forces, aided by US airstrikes and advisers, more than five days to drive them out. A cease-fire during a major Muslim holiday in June brought a rare respite from the violence in most areas and saw Taliban fighters celebrate in the streets alongside security forces and civilians.

by | August 20, 2018 | 14:02

She had reportedly spent the night drinking and left her handbag and passport on board the 92, 000-ton ship as it headed to Venice, Italy. After a rescue operation was put in place, the woman was eventually observed by the Croatian coast guard patrol vessel Cavtat and pulled from the sea at approximately 9.45am local time, reported Croatia's HRT News .