Month: December 2019

Global News

Former Sudan president Bashir sentenced to two years in detention for corruption

December 14, 2019 By Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility, the first ruling against the ex-leader ousted by mass unrest. The presiding judge said Bashir, 75, who was deposed by the […]

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Global News

New Zealand divers search for volcano victims; death toll rises to 15

December 14, 2019 By Will Ziebell WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand divers searched contaminated waters near the volcanic White Island for two remaining bodies on Saturday, as the death toll from an eruption rose to 15 people, the police said. Waters around the island were contaminated by the massive eruption of rocks, lava and chemicals […]

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Global News

‘I will repay your trust,’ UK PM Johnson tells ex-Labour voters on trip to north

December 14, 2019 LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited former strongholds of his Labour opponents in northern England on Saturday and pledged to repay their trust for helping to deliver a stunning victory for his Conservative Party in Britain’s national election. Johnson led the Conservatives on Thursday to their biggest election win since […]

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National News

Why schools refuse to treat Little Women as a great American novel

From left, Emma Thompson, Florence Pugh, Saorise Ronan, and Eliza Scanlen in Little Women. | Sony Pictures Entertainment And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects. Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the […]

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Global News

Anger erupts at U.N. climate summit as major economies resist bold action

December 14, 2019 By Matthew Green and Valerie Volcovici MADRID (Reuters) – Major economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a U.N. summit in Madrid limped toward a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming hopes that nations will act in time to stop rising temperatures devastating people and the natural world. With the two-week gathering […]

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Global News

Turkish official says EU should boost funding of Syrian refugees

December 14, 2019 By Jonathan Spicer ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The European Union should spend more than the 6 billion euros ($6.6 billion) already allotted to fund Syrian refugees in Turkey, and speed up the flow of that money, the Turkish foreign ministry’s EU point person said on Saturday. EU funds support the roughly 3.5 million […]

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Finance

U.S. Mnuchin says trade deal with China to boost global economy

December 14, 2019 By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Alexander Cornwell DOHA (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday a “phase one” trade deal between the United States and China was “very good” for global economic growth, and added that the second phase could come in several steps. The United States and China cooled […]

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Global News

Violent protests rage in India for fourth day over citizenship law

December 14, 2019 By Subrata Nagchoudhury and Saurabh Sharma KOLKATA/LUCKNOW (Reuters) – Demonstrators in eastern India set fire to more than a dozen buses and vandalized at least six railway stations on Saturday, as violent protests against a new citizenship law continued for a fourth straight day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the new […]

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US Politics

Former CIA Operations Officer: DOJ IG’s FISA Abuse Report Provides Concrete Evidence that Russia Hoax Was a “Deliberate Covert Attempt to Overthrow the Democratic Process”

A former CIA Operations Officer claims the FISA Abuse report provides ample evidence that the Russia Hoax was a covert operation planned and executed by Obama’s Deep State. Charles S. (Sam) Faddis, Senior Partner – Artemis, LLC is a former CIA operations officer with thirty years of experience in the conduct of intelligence operations. He […]

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US Politics

UNBELIEVABLE: Fusion GPS Founders Continue Their Lies – Claim AG Barr Twisted Mueller Report Beyond Recognition

Fusion GPS Founders and hacks, Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, had the gall to place an oped in the UK’s far-left Guardian entitled Britain needs its own Mueller report on Russian ‘interference’.  In their piece they share the unreal.  It’s like they’re from another universe and the DOJ IG report never came out on Monday […]

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