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World News Weinstein hit with two new indictments on eve of trial
Author: 0 Weinstein hit with two new indictments on eve of trial

Weinstein, 67, entered his plea in a NY state court in Manhattan, where his trial was delayed by four months, to January 6, 2020. The indictment was not immediately available. Mr Weinstein's trial was pushed back on Monday four months to January. Sciorra , who has starred in The Sopranos and films like Jungle Fever , provided an account of the alleged assault to Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker in 2017 that proved to be one of the most wrenching of the #MeToo movement.

World News EU, UK, Canada oppose Russia's readmission to G7
Author: 0 EU, UK, Canada oppose Russia's readmission to G7

The issue came to a head during lengthy discussions at the first official G7 dinner on Saturday, where the premiers and heads of state - also including those of Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada - put forward "forthright" positions on the issue, said a source close to the discussions, asking not to be named.

World News NY man crushed to death by elevator at apartment building
Author: 0 NY man crushed to death by elevator at apartment building

The accident happened on Thursday morning just before 8.30am as Mr Waisbren and a group of other residents were taking the elevator to the ground floor. Charles Waisbren's learned of his son's death from Samuel's older brother, who also lives in NY. "He was loved by everybody". The family is "absolutely devastated", he said.

World News Revolutionary Guards commander denies Iranian targets hit in Syria air strikes
Author: 0 Revolutionary Guards commander denies Iranian targets hit in Syria air strikes

Manelis added that the airstrikes struck several targets in Aqraba where there was the presence of Quds Force and Shiite militia troops, equipment and Iranian missiles. Writing on Twitter after Saturday's Israeli strike, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: " Iran has no immunity anywhere ". "The secretary and the prime minister discussed how Iran is leveraging its foothold in Syria to threaten Israel and its neighbours", State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.

World News Iran sells oil from tanker released by Gibraltar
Author: 0 Iran sells oil from tanker released by Gibraltar

The vessel, laden with 2.1 million barrels of crude oil, was previously sailing to the port of Kalmata in southern Greece, but Athens said it would not accommodate the tanker. The tanker's location is now south of mainland Greece, west of the island of Crete, the data showed. Shipping data on Saturday had then indicated the vessel was to dock at the southern Turkish port of Mersin on August 31.

World News About 44,000 troops sent to Amazon to fight fires
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Experts say the clearing of land during the months-long dry season to make way for crops or grazing has aggravated the problem. "It gets worse every year - this year, the smoke has been really serious", Deliana Amorim, 46, told AFP in Porto Velho , where half a million people live.

World News Trump sends mixed messages to China on trade war
Author: 0 Trump sends mixed messages to China on trade war

Mnuchin said Trump shares a good friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping and the latest round of tariff announcement by the United States "was not meant to send a message" that Xi is his enemy in the sense of all these different areas.

World News McIlroy banks $15 million with Tour Championship, FedEx Cup wins
Author: 0 McIlroy banks $15 million with Tour Championship, FedEx Cup wins

McIlroy had a one-shot lead over Koepka in a World Golf Championships event last month in Tennessee but made only one birdie in the final round as Koepka blew past him to win. Paul Casey shot 72 to finish fifth and earned $2.5 million. McIlroy piled on the pressure, with four birdies in a fabulous seven hole stretch. PGA Tour-sanctioned events have not had a death from lightning since the summer of 1991.

World News Authorities: Los Angeles deputy lied about being shot
Author: 0 Authorities: Los Angeles deputy lied about being shot

Wednesday, leading to a containment perimeter and an hours-long search of the four-story apartment complex from which Reinosa claimed the shots were fired toward the station parking lot in the 500 block of West Lancaster Boulevard. "He was not advancing through the training program at an adequate pace", Parris told the newspaper. SWAT teams went door to door evacuating residents from the apartment building while others sheltered in place.

World News Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protest
Author: 0 Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protest

When one officer fell to the ground under a barrage of blows, and "facing threats to life", six others drew their sidearms and one "fired a warning shot into the sky", it said. Demonstrators' demands include an independent inquiry into what they describe as police brutality, a full withdrawal of the extradition bill and universal suffrage.

World News Man crushed to death by falling elevator in NYC
Author: 0 Man crushed to death by falling elevator in NYC

Alex added that one time , he had to pull the elevator's sliding door shut to keep himself inside as "the door won't close all the way". In July, a work permit had been issued to fix the wiring in both elevators. The Manhattan Promenade is described as a "23-story luxury rental apartment building" in the Gramercy area. City records did not show that it had been fixed.

World News Macron sparks confusion after inviting Iran's foreign minister to G7
Author: 0 Macron sparks confusion after inviting Iran's foreign minister to G7

If any advances are made on the Iran crisis, it would represent a huge coup for French President Emmanuel Macron , though it is not without risks. Iran's top diplomat has arrived in France for surprise talks at the G7 summit , an official announced, as US President Donald Trump appeared to brush aside French efforts to mediate with Tehran .

World News Trump threatens to hike tariffs on Chinese goods
Author: 0 Trump threatens to hike tariffs on Chinese goods

The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the U.S., year after year, for decades, will and must stop. Mnuchin responded to "the Xi side of this" and emphasized that Trump still considers the Chinese leader a friend while "we have become enemies" with respect to trade.

World News Five dead after helicopter and small plane collide in Majorca
Author: 0 Five dead after helicopter and small plane collide in Majorca

At least three passengers were travelling together in the helicopter. Photos made available from the local fire service showed wreckage from the aircraft in the town. 'The emergency teams are working right now at the scene. The Guardia Civil said it would open an investigation into the incident. Balearic Islands president Francina Armengol said: "We are following with worry and commotion the air accident that has occurred in Inca".

World News Turkey's Erdogan to visit Moscow after convoy hit in Syria
Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan to visit Moscow after convoy hit in Syria

Turkish officials on Monday "strongly" condemned an air strike on its military convoy heading through Idlib province, saying it was a violation of agreements with Syria. They are "preparing to continue their advance towards the area of Maaret Al Noman", a town some 25 kilometres to the north, he said. According to the Turkish presidency, Erdogan told the Russian leader regime forces' attacks in Idlib "very seriously" threatened Turkey's national security and led to "a grave humanitarian ...

World News Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says going to Turkey
Author: 0 Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says going to Turkey

The Iranian authorities always rejected that a Syrian port was the destination of the ship Grace I, now renamed Adrian Darya I. On leaving Gibraltar, the USA government requested that the tanker continue to be detained, but the British enclave court dismissed that request.

World News Reversing Earlier Ban, Israel Permits Limited Visit For Rep. Rashida Tlaib
Author: 0 Reversing Earlier Ban, Israel Permits Limited Visit For Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Hours later, Tlaib said she had decided not to travel to Israel under conditions that would have included a pledge in writing not to "promote boycotts against Israel" while there. congress, but they are not alone. She continued by saying , "I have therefore made a decision to not travel to Palestine and Israel at this time".

Author: 0 Lebanese army says drones that hit Hezbollah stronghold were Israeli

Hezbollah, an Iran-backed group that first emerged during Israel's occupation of southern Lebanon in the 1980s, has developed into a dominant force in Lebanese politics as well as an armed group viewed by many as being more effective than the Lebanese army.

World News Danish Leader, Trump Speak After Greenland Spat
Author: 0 Danish Leader, Trump Speak After Greenland Spat

The US president's bid to buy Greenland has not gone down well with the locals. The US Department of State said in a letter to the US Congress that re-establishing a consulate in Nuuk is part of a broader plan to increase the US presence in the arctic.

World News NASA investigating what could be first-ever space crime
Author: 0 NASA investigating what could be first-ever space crime

According to a New York Times report, NASA is now investigating a claim made by Summer Worden - Ms McClain's estranged wife -that her account was accessed from a computer network registered to the space agency. The couple had been embroiled in an acrimonious separation battle, and were engaged in a dispute about the parenting of Worden's son. She told the Times she spoke with her bank who told her the account had been accessed from a computer registered with NASA.

World News Protests in Hong Kong Again Turn Violent
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They have grown into a broader movement calling for democratic reform in Hong Kong , and an investigation into alleged police brutality against protesters. The Global Times, a Communist Party-owned nationalistic tabloid, said Thursday he was detained for "soliciting prostitutes". After a brief respite the previous weekend when demonstrations were peaceful, a group of hardcore protesters yesterday clashed with police, throwing petrol bombs and spraying fire extinguishers at officers, who ...

World News Iran displays domestically built mobile missile defense system
Author: 0 Iran displays domestically built mobile missile defense system

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives to attend the unveiling ceremony for the domestically built mobile missile defence system Bavar-373, to mark the National Defence Industry Day in Tehran , Iran August 22, 2019. It is unclear how numerous missile systems have been manufactured in Iran , or if the country had outside help in developing the programme. In this September 24, 2017 file photo, surface-to-surface missiles and a portrait of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali ...

World News Vietnam, Australia voice China concern
Author: 0 Vietnam, Australia voice China concern

USA warships have conducted periodic "freedom of navigation" operations in the South China Sea to challenge China's claim to almost all of the strategic waterway. "China firmly opposes this", Geng said. Earlier , Morrison had affirmed the Pacific region as one " of sovereign interdependent states, resistant to coercion ", in comments seen as aimed at China.

World News Israel Attacks Iranian Forces Near Damascus - Spokesman
Author: 0 Israel Attacks Iranian Forces Near Damascus - Spokesman

The comments by al-Maliki, who was prime minister for eight years and now heads a Shiite bloc in parliament, follow fiery threats to the USA made hours earlier by the powerful Hezbollah Brigades, an Iran-backed militia. A number of foreign media outlets distributed the information with the headline "US is transporting Israeli drones to Azerbaijan to attack Iraq". They also said Iran was culpable for the explosions due to its transfer of weapons to militia groups in Iraq and accused the ...

World News 200,000 Rohingya rally to mark 'Genocide Day' in Bangladesh camps
Author: 0 200,000 Rohingya rally to mark 'Genocide Day' in Bangladesh camps

The incident comes two days after a second failed attempt to repatriate the refugees, which saw not a single Rohingya turn up to return across the border to conflict-scarred Rakhine state. Muhammad Kamal, 35, a father of three living in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, is one of those listed for return. "We want justice in the quickest possible time".

World News United Kingdom won’t retreat from global community: Johnson
Author: 0 United Kingdom won’t retreat from global community: Johnson

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that his country would not "retreat" from the global community as it leaves the European Union (EU), the media reported on Saturday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday said that U.S. digital giants needed to be taxed "fairly and properly" in a growing dispute with the United States over taxing the likes of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

World News Trump lunches with Emmanuel Macron before G-7 as trade tensions rise
Author: 0 Trump lunches with Emmanuel Macron before G-7 as trade tensions rise

Tusk concluded by saying he would ask the G7 assembly to think about inviting Ukraine's leadership to the next summit instead of Russian Federation. The two leaders sat on a terrace at the ornate Hotel du Palais in the Atlantic resort of Biarritz , the G7 venue, just a day after Trump reiterated his threat of tariffs against French wine in retaliation for a new tax on major U.S.

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