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World News ICC acquits former Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo
Author: 0 ICC acquits former Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo

Prosecutors said he refused to give up power after losing to challenger Alassane Ouattara in 2010. According to Reuters , Gbagbo's acquittal was announced at the court in The Hague in the Netherlands. Gbagbo's lawyers previous year argued that his case had descended into "fake reality" and should be dismissed, adding that he was now "elderly and fragile".

World News Search for 2-year-old Spanish toddler in narrow well proving hard
Author: 0 Search for 2-year-old Spanish toddler in narrow well proving hard

Yulen fell down the hole on Sunday evening and cried out when he first fell but hasn't been heard since according to The Guardian . The well is located on a private, unfenced plot of land near the dolmen of Cerro de la Corona, which is also known as La Tumba del Moro (the Moor's tomb), and so far the only significant finding made by the rescue workers is the bag of candies the boy was sharing with a friend when the fall occurred.

World News The Times view on Trump and Turkey
Author: 0 The Times view on Trump and Turkey

Answering a question about the proposed sale of Patriot missile systems by the U.S., Kalın said Turkey was still considering the purchase but reiterated that any potential purchase would not change Ankara's agreement with Russian Federation on S-400 missile systems as the two deals are not tied to each other.

World News Iran satellite launch, which US warned against, fails
Author: 0 Iran satellite launch, which US warned against, fails

Those demands include allowing unlimited worldwide inspections of Iran's nuclear programme, halting Tehran's support for Hezbollah and other militant groups in the region, withdrawing all Iranian military forces from Syria, and releasing all USA citizens being detained in the Islamic Republic, among other things.

World News Donald Trump points to new migrant caravan in border wall demand
Author: 0 Donald Trump points to new migrant caravan in border wall demand

What did Trump say about the caravan? The Honduran caravan left the crime-ridden city of San Pedro Sula in the early hours Tuesday, with more migrants expected to join it later in the day. Trump said, "Polls are now showing that people are beginning to understand the Humanitarian Crisis and Crime at the Border". "Every day 300, 400 people go".

World News Anger as yellow-vest protesters activate media workers - Eire
Author: 0 Anger as yellow-vest protesters activate media workers - Eire

On Saturday, more than 84,000 people took to the streets of Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Strasbourg, and other cities, according to Interior Ministry data. Much of central Paris was in lockdown on the first week of post-Christmas sales, with bridges across the Seine river closed and official buildings such as parliament and the Elysee presidential palace protected by police barriers.

World News Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women
Author: 0 Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women

The 18-year-old now plans to pursue an education, get a job and live a normal life in Canada - things she said she could not do in her home of Saudi Arabia . Last week, she fled to Thailand while visiting Kuwait with her family. 'This is someone who was clearly in harm's way, who clearly felt her life with her threatened, and my colleagues in concert with governments in Thailand and Canada recognised that need, ' she said.

World News China-U.S. Trade Gap Grew to Biggest Ever in 2018
Author: 0 China-U.S. Trade Gap Grew to Biggest Ever in 2018

The surplus stood at a record-high $323.3 billion, compared to $275.8 billion recorded the year before. China's global trade volume rose past year but its surplus with the world fell 16.2% to $351.76 billion in 2018, as imports rose 15.8% while exports gained 9.9%.

World News LA teachers strike: Educators demand better conditions and pay
Author: 0 LA teachers strike: Educators demand better conditions and pay

The teachers acted after contract negotiations failed. "We all agree that teachers deserve fair wages and benefits , as well as manageable class sizes; that students deserve additional supports such as nurses, librarians and counselors; and that these challenges disproportionately affect our low-income students", the group said in a statement .

World News Trump's AG pick to pledge protection for Mueller's Russia probe - testimony
Author: 0 Trump's AG pick to pledge protection for Mueller's Russia probe - testimony

Spicer was on Fox News one day before Barr was slated to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee and was asked about the former AG who is vying for the position once again. Lawmakers want assurances that Barr will be impartial and allow special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to continue. Barr said in his prepared testimony he meant to "keep up the pressure" on chronic violent criminals; focus on the danger of political violence in what he called a highly divided nation; ...

World News Donald Trump Says He 'Never Worked For Russia' Following FBI Probe Report
Author: 0 Donald Trump Says He 'Never Worked For Russia' Following FBI Probe Report

The administration appears unlikely to acquiesce to such a demand without a fight. President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to hide details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, including on at least one occasion taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials, current and former USA officials said .

World News Trump to speak at New Orleans farmer convention
Author: 0 Trump to speak at New Orleans farmer convention

Democrats disagree and say a wall would waste money and not solve the problem. "See you in a little while", Trump said in the now deleted tweet. Although a majority of Americans blame the US president for the prolonged partial government shutdown, Donald Trump on Monday told farmers that the opposition Democrats in Congress are squarely responsible.

Author: 0 China's exports shrink most in two years, raising risks for global economy

That compared with about $275.81-billion in 2017. China's trade surplus with the United States grew by 17 percent, the highest rate recorded by Beijing in more than 10 years. Russian Federation became China's number one partner when it comes to trade growth dynamics, according to the GAC spokesman Li Kuiwen. "Uncertain and unstable factors are still numerous".

World News United States says time for new government in Venezuela
Author: 0 United States says time for new government in Venezuela

The number of Venezuelans fleeing is expected to reach 5.3 million by the end of 2019, according to the United Nations, "in what has become the largest exodus in modern Latin American history". "His "election" in May 2018 was viewed internationally as not free, fair or credible", the White House said in a statement Friday. The president of the National Assembly, Juan Guaido, said Friday that the constitution gives the legislature the right to assume transitional power after declaring Maduro ...

World News An Unhinged Donald Trump Attacks Elizabeth Warren With A Racially-Charged Tweet
Author: 0 An Unhinged Donald Trump Attacks Elizabeth Warren With A Racially-Charged Tweet

He [Bruce] is the best and I'm insane about him. "Wounded Knee" refers to the 1890 massacre of Lakota Indians by US troops, while "Bighorn" refers to the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn, often called "Custer's Last Stand". He even joked in July that he would donate $1 million to a charity of Warren's choice if she took a DNA test and it proved that she has Native American roots.

World News Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks she got under Trump's skin
Author: 0 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks she got under Trump's skin

On Thursday , the former senator of CT said Ocasio-Cortez was too "different" and "controversial" for the party, which he says has shifted to the center of the political spectrum. Ocasio-Cortez claimed that shows he was irritated. By January 8, Ocasio-Cortez was laying out her case on Twitter. Asked at the White House to respond to her claim that he's a 'racist, ' Trump shook his head, waved dismissively and grimaced: 'Who cares?' And that should make you uncomfortable'.

World News Runaway Saudi woman reaches her new home in Canada
Author: 0 Runaway Saudi woman reaches her new home in Canada

The office of the Canadian foreign minister, however, said that it can not confirm that the Saudi teen was granted asylum in Canada . The young Saudi woman who fled her family seeking asylum overseas is scheduled to land in Canada on Saturday after successfully harnessing the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand.

World News 'The baby is not breathing': Hacienda HealthCare 911 call released
Author: 0 'The baby is not breathing': Hacienda HealthCare 911 call released

No one knew she was pregnant and healthcare staff were initially unsure why she was moaning, the reports said. There was a certain phone call made to 911, in which a nurse screamed that a baby was turning blue. "We need help, please", a nurse yelled at the dispatcher, who tried to calm the nurse and get the address of the facility. "So, her weight may not change because she's not taking in additional calories".

World News 'Active shooter situation' at UPS facility in New Jersey, cops say
Author: 0 'Active shooter situation' at UPS facility in New Jersey, cops say

Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office Chief of Staff Tom Gilbert told NJ.com that by 10:30 a.m. EST, the situation was "contained" and described it as an "active incident". The company did not release any information about who was involved in the shooting. Television news footage showed armed officers crouching behind one of the vehicles.

World News WEATHER: Brace yourselves... it's going to get COLD
Author: 0 WEATHER: Brace yourselves... it's going to get COLD

The Met Office said there are signs cold air from the east could make its way to the United Kingdom by the end of the month and into February, but experts do not believe the conditions would guarantee snowfall. She said: "During the day on Wednesday we could see temperatures of 10C (50F) or 11C (51.8F), however by Thursday we are looking at maximums in single figures".

World News Pompeo applauds Qatar's assistance while on Mideast tour
Author: 0 Pompeo applauds Qatar's assistance while on Mideast tour

Pompeo told reporters he had also raised a number of human rights issues with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, including those of women's rights activists who have been detained for months, some allegedly tortured. He also called on Qatar and other Gulf countries to end the worst political rift in the region for years, which has seen Doha diplomatically and economically isolated by neighboring former allies for the past 19 months.

World News Chinese Court Sentences Canadian to Death Over Drug Trafficking Case
Author: 0 Chinese Court Sentences Canadian to Death Over Drug Trafficking Case

China's strict drug laws apply a sentence of " 15 years, life imprisonment or death " as well as property confiscation for drug trafficking in amounts over a kilogram. "China has moved from merely detaining Canadians as hostages to actually threatening - subtly, to be sure - to kill a Canadian who would otherwise not have been executed if it does not get what it wants", Donald Clarke said.

World News Indonesia finds cockpit voice recorder of crashed Lion Air plane
Author: 0 Indonesia finds cockpit voice recorder of crashed Lion Air plane

Haryo Satmiko, the deputy head of Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC), told AFP... Lion Air Flight JT610 , a Boeing 737 MAX 8, crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta , the Indonesian capital, on October 29 bound for Pangkal Pinang, the capital of the Sumatran island of Bangka-Belitung.

World News Independent Greeks Party Leaves Ruling Coalition - Greek Defence Minister
Author: 0 Independent Greeks Party Leaves Ruling Coalition - Greek Defence Minister

The baffling week that followed the New Year and Orthodox Christmas holiday was marked by conflicting statements and signals from key Greek political figures as developments in Greece moved into high gear immediately after the Macedonia/FYROM Parliament approved the constitutional amendments required by the Prespes Agreement.

World News Jayme Closs’ aunt shares how teen spent her first day home
Author: 0 Jayme Closs’ aunt shares how teen spent her first day home

They claim Patterson shaved his head to avoid being recognised or associated with the crime. Jake Patterson had, as it turns out, worked at the same turkey processing plant, but only for a single day three years ago. Nutter, who has a background as a social worker and who is a part-time academic advisor for the UW-Madison school of social work, was seemingly the flawless person to run into a distressed girl in need of immediate help.

World News Female bodyguard latest to quit Meghan Markle's entourage
Author: 0 Female bodyguard latest to quit Meghan Markle's entourage

While the focus was firmly on Meghan's exciting new role within the royal family, it's also being reported that Kate Middleton and Prince William had a private engagement of their own to attend. Meghan Markle's female bodyguard has quit after less than a year, it has been revealed. The bodyguard was rumoured to be helping Harry and Meghan with security plans for Frogmore Cottage, which they plan to move into before their baby is born in the spring.

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