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World News Russia’s Most Famous Human Rights Activist Dies at 91
Author: 0 Russia’s Most Famous Human Rights Activist Dies at 91

President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences, saying that Alexeyeva greatly contributed to the formation of a civil society in Russian Federation. Facing increasing threats, in 1977 Alexeyeva was forced to leave to the United States, where she continued to be involved in the dissident movement. Alexeyeva refused to register the Moscow Helsinki Group as a "foreign agent" as required by a new law, instead cutting staff and foreign funding to get around the measure.

World News Dog that survived California wildfire guarded property for weeks
Author: 0 Dog that survived California wildfire guarded property for weeks

Gaylord had not been home when the fast-moving fire broke out, and she wasn't able to get back in time to rescue Madison and Miguel , according to The Washington Post . She added: "I'm so happy I'm crying as I write this!" He was wagging his tail as if to tell me: "I know you from around here, I think you're pretty ok"'.

World News Pence man out as Trump's chief
Author: 0 Pence man out as Trump's chief

He is heading to an outside group, "I will be departing at the end of the year but will work with the #MAGA team to advance the cause". Kelly's departure will come as the Democrats' takeover of the House of Representatives and the new revelations from Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe are emboldening Trump's political opposition.

World News S. Arabia not to hand over suspects in Khashoggi case
Author: 0 S. Arabia not to hand over suspects in Khashoggi case

According to the CNN source, the transcript reveals Khashoggi said he could not breathe three times before there were screams and gasping. Kushner and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman have had a close relationship over the years, and even gave him advice following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi .

World News Trump on Comey's testimony to Congress: 'All lies!'
Author: 0 Trump on Comey's testimony to Congress: 'All lies!'

Comey, who was abruptly fired by Trump in May 2017, was ordered to appear before congress behind closed doors on Friday to respond to questions from lawmakers investigating the actions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice during the scandal involving former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton regarding her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

World News United Kingdom court to rule on Kingfisher tycoon's extradition to India
Author: 0 United Kingdom court to rule on Kingfisher tycoon's extradition to India

Mr Mallya, who left India in March 2016 after defaulting on debts worth more than $1bn (£785m), will appear in a London court on Monday. "Should this also go against him, he could apply for the right to appeal to the Supreme Court, which would involve at least another six weeks and if he won the right to do so, that could take more months, even up to a year", Zaiwalla added.

World News Election Fraud Concerns Ramp Up In The 9th District
Author: 0 Election Fraud Concerns Ramp Up In The 9th District

Despite being a transparently partisan power grab, Republicans can realistically pass this legislation because they hold 70 percent of the seat in the State Senate and 62 percent of the seats in the North Carolina House of Representatives. The Republican said his campaign was cooperating with the state investigation and he would support a new election if the probe finds proof of illegal activity that could have changed the outcome of the vote.

World News Man arrested in the kidnap and murder of Hania Aguilar
Author: 0 Man arrested in the kidnap and murder of Hania Aguilar

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has asked the State Department to reconsider the father's application, and about 10,000 people have signed a petition in support of the request, WSOC reported. He said they spoke on the phone and her mother talked to him about their daughter and sent photos. Her funeral is scheduled for Saturday. "Maybe I'll get lost somewhere", he said.

World News RBI governor Urjit Patel resigns
Author: 0 RBI governor Urjit Patel resigns

Congress MP Ahmed Patel said the resignation is a blot on India's monetary & banking system. He stepped down just ahead of the scheduled meeting of the RBI Board meeting on December 14 to consider proposals like RBI governance and providing liquidity for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs).

World News Huawei's finance boss says she will fight extradition
Author: 0 Huawei's finance boss says she will fight extradition

In a hearing that was adjourned on Friday, Canadian government lawyer John Gibb-Carsley asked for bail to be denied, saying Meng has been accused of "conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions". "We believe this is inhumane and violates her human rights", foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a regular press briefing, citing such reports.

World News Pressure builds on Macron as Paris clean-up begins
Author: 0 Pressure builds on Macron as Paris clean-up begins

He vowed the government would address their concerns over rising living costs. "I don't want to have kids because I have trouble feeding myself, let alone another mouth", the 25-year-old told the AP, saying he came to Paris to demonstrate and "defend myself".

World News Thomas Markle Weighs In on Meghan and Kate's Alleged Feud
Author: 0 Thomas Markle Weighs In on Meghan and Kate's Alleged Feud

Speaking to the Mirror earlier this year, Mike, 40, said: 'Me, my brother and then a few of Zara's side like her brother Pete and the cousins are on WhatsApp groups. One of the affectionate letters - addressed to "Daddy" - vows "all I want to do is make you proud... and I promise, no matter what, I'll do it". "I also pointed out the Royals haven't always been perfectly behaved".

World News Nick Ayers won't be Trump's next chief of staff after all
Author: 0 Nick Ayers won't be Trump's next chief of staff after all

Kelly's departure from the White House comes amid reports that he and Trump are no longer speaking to one another . Their differing styles of leadership - Trump's more carefree and Kelly's more strict - was said to be a major source of contention during the latter's tenure.

World News President Trump picks Army chief of staff as next top military adviser
Author: 0 President Trump picks Army chief of staff as next top military adviser

Col. Mike Andrews, a Pentagon spokesman, said Saturday. President Donald Trump attended the annual football game between the Army and Navy military academies in Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. He also worked to improve the Army's readiness. Princeton-educated Milley, 60, has served four decades in the Army, including command positions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

World News Hezbollah’s missiles can strike anywhere in Israel, says militant group’s deputy chief
Author: 0 Hezbollah’s missiles can strike anywhere in Israel, says militant group’s deputy chief

Israel has largely stayed out of the Syria conflict, but it has launched dozens of air strikes against what it said were advanced weapon deliveries to Hezbollah , with whom it fought a war in 2006. Putin "stressed the need to ensure stability along the line separating Israel and Lebanon", the Russian embassy in Israel said. On Thursday, i24NEWS revealed the identity of an Hezbollah operative caught on camera by IDF in one of the cross border tunnels.

Author: 0 Adam Schiff: Trump could 'face the real prospect of jail time'

In legal filings Friday, prosecutors for the first time tied Trump to a federal crime, accusing him of directing payments to women who claimed extramarital affairs. presidential election . Schiff said there is talk that Trump has "dangled" pardons in front of political allies who may face jail time, but said there is a "bigger pardon question" afoot.

Author: 0 Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff

President Donald Trump's top pick to replace John Kelly as chief of staff, Nick Ayers , is no longer expected to fill that role. Ayers thanked Trump and announced he was leaving the White House at the end of the year on Sunday. In addition to being Mr Pence's chief of staff, he has advised a series of high-profile Republican governors. "I'm not sure he [Ayers] has the gravitas to do that".

World News Trump Nominates Barr as Next Attorney General
Author: 0 Trump Nominates Barr as Next Attorney General

Bush - to replace ousted AG Jeff Sessions . Trump said Friday Barr had been his "first choice from Day One". Barr's role with Time Warner ended earlier this year, when the company became an entity of AT&T called WarnerMedia, a company spokesman said.

World News Trump signs two-week extension to avoid federal shutdown
Author: 0 Trump signs two-week extension to avoid federal shutdown

The Californian congresswoman, who is vying to reclaim the speaker's gavel in January, pledged over the weekend to pass the Dream Act with a Democratic House majority next session, providing the approximately 800,000 DACA recipients with a pathway to US citizenship.

World News Trump names ex-Bush official William Barr as new attorney general
Author: 0 Trump names ex-Bush official William Barr as new attorney general

Currently, Mr Barr is counsel at the Kirkland & Ellis law firm in Washington DC. For a year, Mr Barr was a member of President Ronald Reagan's domestic policy staff at the White House; a role he eventually left to pursue corporate law. Barr was equally critical of Mueller's retention of several career Justice Department officials and other lawyers who had contributed money to Democratic campaigns.

World News 'very strong signals' that China is ready for a trade deal
Author: 0 'very strong signals' that China is ready for a trade deal

China said Thursday it would "immediately" implement measures agreed under a trade war truce with the United States - and was confident it could reach a deal within 90 days. Soybeans & Liquified Natural Gas" that were put on hold as a result of the president's initial tariffs. Trump met China's leader Xi Jinping at the weekend and agreed to a 90-day tariff truce in order to find a more permanent solution to the costly dispute, but messages since have been mixed, roiling global stock ...

World News Minister: UK could try Norway model if Brexit deal rejected
Author: 0 Minister: UK could try Norway model if Brexit deal rejected

Senior Cabinet ministers have held talks with Labour MPs over holding a second Brexit referendum as the PM is braced for a bloody defeat on her deal. Ms Rudd told Today: "Hugo Swire has put an amendment down which I hope will give some of my colleagues reassurance over the so-called backstop". "Our role is to come together to find a joint approach that supports the decision of the referendum and promotes the national interest", he said.

Author: 0 Israel shoots at suspected Hezbollah members on Lebanon border: Army

Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters in a conference call that soldiers discovered a "fresh tunnel" that showed signs of recent digging by Hezbollah operatives. Putin "stressed the need to ensure stability along the line separating Israel and Lebanon", the Russian embassy in Israel said. "We think that Hezbollah should be condemned forcefully and universally on this act of aggression", Netanyahu said, as well as their backers Iran, and host country Lebanon.

World News Glamorous Amal Clooney shines in stunning silk gown at awards ceremony
Author: 0 Glamorous Amal Clooney shines in stunning silk gown at awards ceremony

One of the most attractive aristoc the world attended the annual awards ceremony of the United Nations correspondents Association, held in NY, with her husband George . "And sadly similar examples abound in autocratic regimes from North Korea to the Philippines, to Hungary, Turkey and Brazil", Clooney said . "You are being jailed at a higher rate than ever", Clooney said.

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