• Ex-Goldman banker pleads not guilty on 1MDB charges in US court
Ex-Goldman banker pleads not guilty on 1MDB charges in US court

Goldman's role is under scrutiny as the Wall Street bank helped arrange $6.5 billion in bonds for 1MDB. Ng, who was arrested in Malaysia in November, has been charged both in the USA and Malaysia. Build up in 2009, the sovereign wealth fund modified into created to boost Malaysia's economic system via strategic investments. Also known as Roger ...

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  • Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan arrives in Canada: lawyer
Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan arrives in Canada: lawyer

Pakistani TV channels Geo and ARY, citing unidentified sources, also reported Bibi had left the country. The Pakistani woman spent eight years on death row before being acquitted of the crime by the country's top court in January. It was not clear when Bibi may have left or where she may have gone. Bibi's backstory is well known after worldwide...

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  • Pompeo Makes Unscheduled Visit To Baghdad Amid Rising Tensions With Iran
Pompeo Makes Unscheduled Visit To Baghdad Amid Rising Tensions With Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was supposed to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday afternoon, but the State Department canceled the trip over "pressing issues". Iraq has a close relationship with the USA, which is leading the worldwide coalition in the war against the ISIS terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.

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  • Iran scraps 'some commitments' to nuclear deal
Iran scraps 'some commitments' to nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani will send letters to Britain , China , France , Germany , and Russian Federation outlining exactly which parts of the deal he is abandoning. He also said his country will no longer sell enriched uranium and heavy water to other nations. In response to these developments, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu s...

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  • Otisville deals with crush of media waiting for Michael Cohen
Otisville deals with crush of media waiting for Michael Cohen

Federal prosecutors have said Trump directed Cohen to arrange the payments to buy the silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal in the run-up to the 2016 election. Cohen and his wife, Laura Shusterman, 49, have two adult children, Samantha and Jake. Cohen's lawyer and spokesman, Lanny Davis, said Cohen...

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  • Yen firms at six-week high before China-U.S. trade talks
Yen firms at six-week high before China-U.S. trade talks

It comes after U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer and treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said late on Monday that China had not adhered to commitments made during trade negotiations. At the heart of the problem is Washington's fears that Xi's administration will try to wriggle out of an agreement and fail to carry through with promises ...

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  • 41 killed as Russian plane crash lands in Moscow
41 killed as Russian plane crash lands in Moscow

According to the BBC , the Aeroflot flight had just departed Sheremetyevo Sunday when it started to descend and return to the airport. He had just graduated from college and taken a job in Murmansk, Russia , where the plane was headed.

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  • Australian PM Morrison egged on election campaign trail
Australian PM Morrison egged on election campaign trail

He then unleashed on the activists he suggested were behind the egging: "Our farmers have to put up with these same idiots who are invading their farms and their homes", he wrote. Later, he joked when asked about it, saying he did not want to "over-egg" it. "At the same time, what my concern was, for Margaret and the disregard the individual seem...

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  • Explosion near Sufi shrine in Lahore, Pakistan kills 5
Explosion near Sufi shrine in Lahore, Pakistan kills 5

City police chief Ghazanfar Ali said police officers were the apparent target of the bombing outside the shrine. The wounded have been shifted to the Mayo Hospital. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar condemned the attack and ordered an inquiry into the incident, summoning and summoned reports from the Punjab Inspector General of Police and the addi...

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  • Donald Trump lost more than $1bn over a decade
Donald Trump lost more than $1bn over a decade

Over the 10 years, Trump's core businesses, including casinos, hotels and apartment buildings, lost US$1.17 billion, according to the newspaper. Trump's chief businesses, including casinos, hotels and retail spaces, lost money every year for the 10 years following his reported losses of $46.1 million in 1985, according to the Times .

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  • Iran to announce partial withdrawal from nuclear deal
Iran to announce partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

Mr Zarif said the move was in response to American withdrawal from the JCPOA saying that Washington's attempts under the Trump administration were aimed at derailing the deal. The Trump administration made the announcement just days before the first anniversary on Wednesday of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw America from the Iran ...

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  • After Missed Mueller Report Deadline, House Democrats Pursue Contempt Vote For Barr
After Missed Mueller Report Deadline, House Democrats Pursue Contempt Vote For Barr

Mueller was also authorized to investigate attempts of tampering with his probe, but - in his report - he did not state a conclusion if Trump had criminally obstructed justice. But Barr's expressed reasoning for not charging Trump was undercut by critics who said he was acting in defense of the president instead of the rule of law.

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  • Markets got 'way ahead of themselves' on China trade talks
Markets got 'way ahead of themselves' on China trade talks

WASHINGTON , May 8 ― The United States and China are due to resume negotiations tomorrow in Washington to try to end their trade war but central to the dispute between the world's top economic powers is dominance in future high-tech industries.

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  • Sandra Bland Taped Her Own Arrest, Footage Released For The First Time
Sandra Bland Taped Her Own Arrest, Footage Released For The First Time

Cellphone video recorded by Sandra Bland , a black woman found dead in a Texas jail in 2015 following a confrontational traffic stop, shows for the first time her perspective as a white state trooper draws his stun gun and points it at close range while ordering her out of the auto.

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  • Pelosi Defends Working With Trump on Infrastructure
Pelosi Defends Working With Trump on Infrastructure

He's just like, taunting, taunting, taunting, because he knows that it would be very divisive in the country but he doesn't really care. These are not trivial or political questions - they go to the wellspring of our democracy. The Senate majority leader laid out his argument for turning from " unhinged partisanship " and paralysis after a 2016 ...

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  • Venezuela to prosecute lawmakers who backed failed uprising
Venezuela to prosecute lawmakers who backed failed uprising

The other politicians named on the Venezuelan Supreme Court prosecution list were Edgar Zambrano, Luis Florido, Marianela Magallanes, Simon Calzadilla, Americo De Grazia and Richard Blanco. The International Contact Group, consisting of eight European countries, the European Union and four Latin American countries, concluded its meeting in San Jose...

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  • Hammond: Government must talk to the Labour party on Brexit
Hammond: Government must talk to the Labour party on Brexit

European Parliament elections will go ahead in the United Kingdom on May 23, after the British government determined that there is not enough time left to complete the ratification of Brexit before that date, Cabinet Office minister David Lidington has said.

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  • Is Georgia's New Abortion Bill Legal? Advocacy Groups Don't Think So
Is Georgia's New Abortion Bill Legal? Advocacy Groups Don't Think So

That can be as early as six weeks, before many women even know they are pregnant. The LIFE Act will become effective January 1, 2020, and will replace current Georgia law which permits abortions up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Experts say those laws aim to serve a broader goal: providing legal fodder to begin the long legal battle necessary to ove...

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  • World markets slump amid US-China trade tensions
World markets slump amid US-China trade tensions

Beijing has counterpunched by targeting $110 billion worth of American imports, focusing on farm products such as soybeans in a deliberate effort to inflict pain on Trump supporters in the USA heartland. "These payments are partially responsible for our great economic results", he said. Previously the 25% tariff was only on $50bn worth of high-tech...

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  • School shooting in Colorado injures at least 7, police say
School shooting in Colorado injures at least 7, police say

The Sheriff's Office said that a number of students self evacuated, while others are being bused to a unification center. Two juvenile suspects are now in custody, according to multiple news outlets including ABC News, CNN, and NBC News. More information wasn't immediately available . On April 20, 1999, two students killed 12 of their classmat...

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