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World News Word Of The Year For 2018 Is ... Toxic
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Toxicity has been ever present in 2018, appearing in hundreds of news stories about everything from Donald Trump to debt, from washing machine detergent to the #MeToo movement. The terms " toxic environment" or " toxic relationship " was used in psychology as a designation for complex conditions or mental effects. Similarly literal and deadly are toxic substance, toxic gas, and toxic waste, with the latter especially becoming a focal point as the United States seeks to combat ...

World News GA GOV: It's Over! Democrat Stacey Abrams Admits Defeat
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Stacey Abrams , who galvanized Georgia Democrats in her quest to become the first black woman to be elected governor anywhere in the United States, ended her campaign to lead this state Friday. The Georgia governor race has been plagued by allegations of voter suppression and fraud. The lawsuit was one of several election-related complaints filed before multiple federal judges.

World News Trump admin scared Mueller investigation closing in
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Trump said that he just finished the questions but that he has not actually submitted them to the special counsel's office. "There should have never been any Mueller investigation " he said Friday. After denying he was agitated, Trump said Friday in a reporter's followup question: "I like to take everything personally, because you do better that way".

World News Jimmy Kimmel Begs Michelle Obama to ‘Save Us’ from Trump
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During the game, Jimmy gave Michelle a couple of cue card for her to read of things he thinks she wasn't allowed to say when she was First Lady. Man she has ideal comedic delivery. She also told the audience that she stole the phrase, "When they go low, we go high" from the "back of a Snapple cap" and that George Clooney is her "freebie".

World News Who is Mira Ricardel and why did Melania Trump want her fired?
Author: 0 Who is Mira Ricardel and why did Melania Trump want her fired?

Melania Trump appeared to allude to the situation during an interview with ABC last month on her trip to Africa, saying there are people in the White House she did not trust, some of whom still work there. A former Trump transition official who is close to Ricardel said Ricardel thinks Mattis "never should have been appointed and thinks he's a Democrat and tells anyone who will listen".

World News El Chapo's USA drug trial set for opening statements
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Guzman pleaded not guilty to charges that he amassed a multi-billion-dollar fortune smuggling tons of cocaine and other drugs in a vast supply chain that reached New York , New Jersey, Texas and elsewhere north of the border. "Guzman himself pulled the trigger and ordered the disposal of bodies", Fels said. The substantive phase of the case finally began with opening statements at what is expected to be one of the most expensive trials in U.S.

World News Macron says France is US ally, not a vassal state
Author: 0 Macron says France is US ally, not a vassal state

But the personal rhetoric between the two men had always been friendly, in contrast with previous Franco-American disputes when French-bashing was sometimes on full display, such as during the war in Iraq that France opposed. "I think he's playing politics, and I let him play American politics". A bromance that had already been strained by trade tensions appeared to completely fall apart after Macron suggested to French radio that Europe needs to build up its defense forces to ...

World News Julian Assange reportedly indicted by Justice Department
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District Court in Alexandria, Virginia in August. It read, "Another procedure short of sealing will not adequately protect the needs of law enforcement at this time because, due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged".

World News Muslim Rohingya Who Fled Myanmar Will Not Be Forcibly Repatriated
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Bangladesh government is ready for Rohingya refugee repatriation. Kalam's announcement came as protests by the Muslim Rohingya population who fled persecution in Myanmar broke out across refugee camps in Bangladesh. Only a handful of United Nations agencies and global organizations are able to operate in the area and access for independent media has been limited to tightly controlled government-organized tours.

World News 631 reported missing, 63 dead in California wildfire
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Honea announced the increased count at a news conference Thursday, after having said a day earlier that 130 people were unaccounted for. The sheriff has asked relatives of the missing to submit DNA samples to hasten identification of the dead.

World News Monkey kills baby boy after snatching infant from mother
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Last week a girl was grievously injured in Agra in a ferocious attack by monkeys. The boy died of his injuries in a local hospital. The baby named Sunny was found in a terrace adjacent to his mother, Neha's house and was pronounced dead on arrival to hospital.

World News Pressure to End the Saudi-Led War in Yemen Is Growing
Author: 0 Pressure to End the Saudi-Led War in Yemen Is Growing

The Saudi-led coalition interfered in the conflict to prevent the Houthi's advancement in the south and has been carrying out airstrikes ever since. "The Saudi-led coalition has been trying to ease the global humanitarian pressure on its countries by spreading rumors about a truce", Houthi government spokesman Dhaif-Allah al-Shami said in a statement.

World News China Sends Written Response to US Trade Reform Demands
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However, the chasm between the two sides on issues such as Chinese industrial policy and intellectual property theft remained vast and any post-G20 negotiations were likely to be hard, he said. The opening bid falls short of numerous core demands the White House has repeatedly detailed as must-haves in trade talks with Beijing, including addressing technology transfers and intellectual property theft, according to one of the people briefed.

World News China Outlines Possible Trade Concessions to U.S. Before G20, Sources Say
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Reuters reported on Wednesday that China had delivered a written response to Washington's demands, citing three USA government sources. It was unclear if the response contained concessions that would satisfy Trump's demands. One scenario suggested by analysts is that Trump and Xi could agree to a ceasefire in Argentina that would prevent further tariffs from taking effect while negotiations continued.

World News Angela Merkel in the European Parliament: German Chancellor calls for European army
Author: 0 Angela Merkel in the European Parliament: German Chancellor calls for European army

Trump took umbrage at what he saw as a call by Macron for a European army as protection against the U.S., conflating earlier comments from the French president on cyber threats . She also proposed a European Security Council with rotating seats for member states. Also Merkel did not comment in any more detail. Traditionally, Dr Merkel has sought to avoid such controversial statements; unlike the French, the Germans were always much more apprehensive about the prospects of endangering the ...

World News Saudi admits journalist Khashoggi dismembered in consulate
Author: 0 Saudi admits journalist Khashoggi dismembered in consulate

He denied Prince Mohammed had any knowledge of the murder. However, it appears al-Mojeb has stopped short of accusing al-Assiri of ordering the killing itself - further distancing the killers from the crown prince's inner circle. Ankara has already shared voice recordings linked to the murder with a number of countries including Saudi Arabia, the United States and its Western allies.

World News United Nations aid chief calls for ceasefire around Yemen's Hodeida port
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Days of fierce street fights between Yemeni government forces and Houthi rebels for the control of the strategic Red Sea port city of Hodeidah have made it very hard for local families to flee to safe areas. The Huthis, who seized Hodeida in a 2014 takeover that included the capital, on Tuesday accused the government of the attacks on the port via their Al-Masirah TV.

World News 'Fake' Images Show Aasia Bibi Leaving Pakistan
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Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi's lawyer on Friday said he was seeking asylum for his client and her family in The Netherlands amid violent protests in Pakistan by radical Islamists against her acquittal in a blasphemy case. Mrs Bibi was sentenced to die in 2010 after being accused of blaspheming Mohammed in a row with farm coworkers. Mr Chowdhry said it was an "enduring shame" the British "haven't been as generous as they have for many victims in the past", adding: "It does seem to me ...

World News Things to know about Michelle Obama’s book, arena tour
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Since the U.S Constitution requires that a president be a natural-born citizen, the birther conspiracy was aimed at challenging the legality of Obama's presidency. She also talked about how she and her husband turned to marriage counseling, which helped the pair learn how to talk through their disagreements. She further alleged that the entire conspiracy was "deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks" and constituted bigotry.

World News India committed to peaceful and prosperous Indo Pacific region: PM Narendra Modi
Author: 0 India committed to peaceful and prosperous Indo Pacific region: PM Narendra Modi

But Myanmar has denied this, saying it carried out legitimate counterinsurgency operations. "We are in a better position to explain to you what is happening and how we see things panning out", she said. Mr Modi's interactions with U.S. vice-president, Mike Pence , and the premiers of Singapore , Thailand and Australia were opportunities to take a closer look at pressing issues in bilateral relations and the overall security and economic situation in India's extended neighbourhood.

World News Iran executes gold market ‘Sultan of Coins’ and accomplice
Author: 0 Iran executes gold market ‘Sultan of Coins’ and accomplice

In August, special courts targeting economic crimes were established with the approval of the country's highest authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei . Two men sentenced to death for corrupt economic practices were hanged in Tehran early Wednesday morning, the Judiciary's Mizan news agency reported.

World News Michael Avenatti arrested on suspicion of domestic violence: LAPD
Author: 0 Michael Avenatti arrested on suspicion of domestic violence: LAPD

Security reportedly ushered her into the building, after which Avenatti appeared and chased her while allegedly claiming , " she hit me first " and adding, "This is bulls***, this is f***ing bulls***". He concluded that he's "looking forward to a full investigation", expressing confidence that he'll be completely exonerated. "This is f**king bulls**t!" Avenatti referred to allegations against him as "bogus, fabricated allegations".

World News Irish politician uses women's thong in parliament sex assault protest
Author: 0 Irish politician uses women's thong in parliament sex assault protest

The verdict has incited much anger online with many woman taking to social media sites to share the hashtag '#ThisIsNotConsent' along side photos of their own underwear. Noeline Blackwell, head of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, told The Independent: "The reference to the girl's underwear and the assumption and inference that the jury was being invited to draw - that because she was dressed like that she was asking for sex - does not surprise us".

World News Turkey withdraws from Libya convention in Italy
Author: 0 Turkey withdraws from Libya convention in Italy

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has denied such a rivalry exists, saying Rome and Paris have a common interest in stabilizing the nation - an important source of oil and gas for Europe. "I will not take part in the summit even if it takes 100 years", he said in a television interview viewed by Reuters before it was aired. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived on Monday evening in Italy's Palermo to attend the worldwide conference on Libya .

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