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by | January 17, 2019 | 11:34

Experts said retrials are rare in China, especially ones calling for a harsher sentence, but rights groups noted that courts are not independent and can be influenced by the Communist Party. The rare decision to allow three foreign journalists to attend the hearing makes it "clear that the Chinese government wants [the] worldwide spotlight on this case", she added.

by | January 17, 2019 | 10:55

Wanzhou, who is the chief financial officer of tech company Huawei, was arrested because of an extradition request from the US, which accuses her of violating American sanctions against Iran. That's what you do with allies and your best friend. The death penalty for the Canadian national has been criticized by the United Nations, as well as several countries, including Australia.

by | January 17, 2019 | 10:45

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday accused Yemen's rebels of failing to comply with a ceasefire agreement for the flashpoint city of Hodeida reached at UN-sponsored talks in Sweden. He added, "That being said, we may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi.the United States intends to remain a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia to ensure the interests of our country, Israel and all other partners in the region".

by | January 17, 2019 | 10:23

Top Russian officials on Wednesday ridiculed allegations that U.S. President Donald Trump could have worked for Moscow's interests, dismissing them as "absurd" and "stupid". Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday Jan. 5, 2019, is brushing back suggestions that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian.

by | January 17, 2019 | 10:12

Video shows the toddler tumbling out of the vehicle when a rear door suddenly opens when the auto turns a corner in Mankato, in the USA state of Minnesota. Though the toddler was properly strapped into the seat, it wasn't fastened to the vehicle, police said , according to the station. Mock told Fox 9 a woman later walked back to get the child who had fallen in the road.

by | January 17, 2019 | 09:30

Pressed on how the government could possibly avoid mandatory checks on the border to protect the single market, Varadkar said that was for Brexiters who voted against May's deal to sort out. "We will vote against the Labour Party's confidence motion", he told the BBC . A newspaper reported that the Tanaiste told Mr Ross: "But once you start talking about checks anywhere near the border, people will start delving into that and all of a sudden we'll be the government that reintroduced a ...

by | January 17, 2019 | 07:53

Under changes to the code, which would be introduced in 2020, councils will also have to hold a second citizenship ceremony on September 17 - Australian Citizenship Day - with new citizens required to adhere to a strict dress code banning board-shorts and thongs.

by | January 17, 2019 | 03:28

There were mixed reports about how many Americans died in the blast in the northern Syria town of Manbij, with one USA official saying four were killed while others said two had died. The Syrian Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA) reported that the U.S. soldiers were subsequently evacuated by a helicopter that landed on a playground.

by | January 16, 2019 | 11:00

On Sunday, Mr Trump tweeted : "Will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds". It is the latest development following Trump's announcement that United States troops will be getting out of Syria. Pompeo is on record portraying the drawback of troops as "a tactical change" while assuring that the administration is focused on facing down ISIS and keeping Iran under a modicum of peaceful control.

by | January 16, 2019 | 10:58

She pointed to the case of Dina Ali Lasloom, another Saudi woman who left her family in Kuwait in 2017 but was stopped while in transit in the Philippines. After her plans to seek asylum in Australia fell apart and she feared deportation back to Saudi Arabia, UNHCR intervened and granted her refugee status.

by | January 16, 2019 | 10:56

Iran , which considers its space program a matter of national pride, has said its space vehicle launches and missile tests were not violations and would continue. Azari-Jahromi said the satellite, named Payam, failed in the third stage of the launch because it "did not reach adequate speed", according to a report on the ministry's website.

by | January 16, 2019 | 04:44

He said he had backed leaving the European Union in the referendum because he wanted to see the country regain the sovereignty that had been lost as a member of the EU. "We're in the very, very final stages of the end-game here", said Nick Boles, one of the Conservative lawmakers behind the plan, who said he would vote for May's deal.

by | January 16, 2019 | 03:11

Many people said they had to leave colleagues behind, still huddled under their desks. Kenyan special forces take position outside a hotel complex following an explosion in Nairobi's Westlands suburb on January 15, 2019, in Kenya . The attack occurred less than 2km from the Westgate Mall , which is in an area considered one of the safest parts of the city following a similar attack by the same terrorist group in 2013.

by | January 16, 2019 | 01:15

If confirmed, Barr would take over supervision of the probe from the No. 2 Justice Department official, Rod Rosenstein , who has overseen the effort since the previous attorney general, Jeff Sessions , recused himself, a decision Trump repeatedly criticized.

by | January 15, 2019 | 04:28

Tweeting a video of the prominent Democratic politician who has said on several occasions she has partial Native American ancestry, Trump again referred to her as Pocahontas. Elizabeth Warren, who recently announced she would run for president of the United States in 2020. On Sunday, Trump chose to tweet about it by using one of the greatest atrocities ever committed by the United States military to help crack a joke.

by | January 15, 2019 | 04:12

The criminal and counterintelligence elements were coupled together into one investigation, former law enforcement officials said in interviews in recent weeks, because if Mr. The Times report also included references to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page , FBI officials who were having an affair and exchanged text messages critical of Trump during the 2016 campaign.

by | January 15, 2019 | 03:37

Besides immigration , his platform so far highlights Medicare for all , universal access to a prekindergarten education and higher taxes for corporations and wealthier Americans to generate funds for domestic needs. Castro entered the political spotlight when he was elected San Antonio mayor in 2009. "I have this heart for Julian. That's going to change", he said.

by | January 15, 2019 | 02:40

Trump said in his opening remarks. They say they've been hurt by low commodity prices and the shutdown. The latest skirmish in the president's fraught relationship with the spoken word occurred Monday, when Trump traveled to New Orleans to address the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention amid the ongoing government shutdown.

by | January 15, 2019 | 02:08

In an interview with The New York Times last week, King took the time to defend white nationalism. In a similar period following the publication of Rep. But... "But.Nazis were socialists & Leftists are socialists". Scott went on to discuss incidents of white supremacy, including the white supremacist who recently killed two black people in a parking lot in Kentucky; the rally in Charlottsville, 18 months ago, when white nationalists killed a white woman with a vehicle and "severely ...

by | January 15, 2019 | 01:42

Temperatures are expected to reach freezing point overnight from Wednesday and could plunge as low as -3C on Thursday. January 23 - Rain / snow showers. "The week beginning Monday, January 21, there is a stronger signal of it getting colder, that would increase the risk of snow across the United Kingdom".

by | January 15, 2019 | 01:40

The dismal December trade readings suggest China's economy may have lost more momentum late in the year than earlier thought, despite a slew of growth boosting measures in recent months ranging from higher infrastructure spending to tax cuts.

by | January 15, 2019 | 01:17

Speaking from her own experience as a child kidnapping victim, Smart offered advice to Jayme on Monday - just days after the teen was found safe near Gordon, Wisconsin . They also told us about what it's like to finally have her home. "It appears he concealed her from other people . his friends", Fitzgerald said. Ten minutes after Jayme was found, Patterson was pulled over and arrested.

by | January 15, 2019 | 00:59

The Iranian army said only one person - a flight engineer - of the 16 people onboard was found alive, and taken to hospital. The airplane departed from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, carrying cargo and 16 people, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.

by | January 15, 2019 | 00:53

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was present at this particular meeting, though he has not elaborated beyond a brief readout. John Dowd he flat out lie to you when you or not to you but the President said am I a target of this investigation.

by | January 15, 2019 | 00:56

The U.S. State Department said in a statement that it stood behind the head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress, Juan Guaido, who said on Friday that he was prepared to step into the presidency temporarily to replace Maduro. The head of the Organization of American States, Secretary-General Luis Almagro, responded quickly, sending out a tweet recognising Guaido as Venezuela's interim president.

by | January 15, 2019 | 00:51

Members of Congress tell Politico on and off the record that Ocasio-Cortez will have an ineffective legislative career if she continues to criticize party leadership. Jeffries is the new Democratic Caucus chair. "The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law". "There's a difference between being an activist and a lawmaker in Congress".

by | January 15, 2019 | 00:46

While reviewing the appeal, Liaoning province's high court argued that the Canadian had been part of an worldwide drug smuggling operation and ruled that the initial punishment was too lenient, considering the crimes that he had committed. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau criticized the ruling, which comes as relations have strained between the two countries following the arrest of a senior executive from the Chinese tech firm Huawei in Vancouver last month.

by | January 14, 2019 | 08:41

Israel has traditionally refrained from publicizing military operations against Iranian-linked targets on its northern front, but has been lifting the veil in recent days, a sign of confidence in a campaign waged amid occasional tension with Syria's big-power backer, Russia.

by | January 14, 2019 | 07:40

Unnamed US officials told The Wall Street Journal that Mr Bolton's hawkish response to the September attack "rattled" the Pentagon and state department. Relations between Tehran and Washington are highly fraught following Trump's decision in May to withdraw from a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and to reimpose sanctions, including on Iran's vital oil sector.

by | January 14, 2019 | 07:12

President Donald Trump's announcement last month that he had made a decision to withdraw the 2,000 United States troops there stunned allies who have joined Washington in the battle against ISIS militants in Syria . "We will not compromise", Erdoğan said. Turkey has recently warned that it would launch combat operations across its southern border into northeastern Syria against Kurdish forces who have been allied with the U.S.in the fight against ISIS.

by | January 14, 2019 | 06:27

There remains no detailed record, even in classified files, of face-to-face meetings between Trump and Putin from five locations over the past two years, the report said. Sanders called the report "absurd". Asked whether he'd like Congress to investigate the matter, including potentially calling the president's translator to testify, McCarthy said, "I'd like the president to be able to build these relationships".

by | January 14, 2019 | 05:45

While declaring a national emergency is not completely off the table, Trump backed away from his threat Friday, saying he'd rather work it out with Congress. That followed unscheduled absences among federal airport security screeners rising to 7.7 percent on Saturday - more than double the 3.2 percent rate of a year ago - as frozen pay cheques for staff at nine government agencies began to have a notable effect.

by | January 14, 2019 | 03:55

There was no sign of Jayme until she was found "skinny and dirty" on Thursday by a dog walker in a town 65 miles away from her home. That just came in on our tipline, ' Baron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerland said. Patterson took such measures as shaving his head beforehand to avoid leaving evidence at the scene, the sheriff said. "Jayme was the champion that finally said enough is enough", Fitzgerald said.

by | January 14, 2019 | 03:27

The top US diplomat said he was "optimistic" that Kurds who fought alongside USA forces against the Islamic State group in Syria are not threatened by pledges from Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch military operations against what he terms Kurdish " terrorists ".

by | January 14, 2019 | 02:59

The Chinese foreign ministry said it was "greatly concerned" by the reports , and urged Poland to handle the case "justly". Former Polish intelligence agent, identified as Piotr D by state television network TVP, was also arrested in connection with the charges of spying on behalf of the People's Republic of China .