• Iran executes gold market's trader convicted of hoarding
Iran executes gold market's trader convicted of hoarding

The second man, Muhammad Kazemi, worked in the corruption network Muslimina and was engaged in the sale of these coins. According to an April report by Amnesty International , while secretive China is the world's "top executioner", Iran had the highest known figure in 2017, with at least 507 people put to death, six of them women.

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  • Michelle Obama And Jimmy Kimmel Shade Melania Trump
Michelle Obama And Jimmy Kimmel Shade Melania Trump

Before wrapping up the interview, Kimmel handed Obama several outlandish statements he insisted she could read out loud because she's no longer the first lady . Instead, the Obamas' eldest daughter Malia chose to join. "The game that Sasha plays with me is that when we're with a lot of people, she'll call me 'Mom, mom, mom.' And you know, I ...

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  • Trump has finished written answers to questions from Mueller
Trump has finished written answers to questions from Mueller

Mueller III. The special counsel had signaled a willingness to accept written answers on matters of collusion but Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has said repeatedly that president would not answer Mueller's questions on possible obstruction of justice.

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  • China sends written response to United States trade reform demands: USA govt sources
China sends written response to United States trade reform demands: USA govt sources

Trump's terms". But the duties have raised costs for USA companies and been blamed for some of the recent slowdown in China's economic growth. Washington and Beijing have resumed talks over their spiraling trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump , China's Commerce Ministry said Thursday.

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  • China to outline concessions to USA ahead of G-20 summit
China to outline concessions to USA ahead of G-20 summit

When asked by a reporter from Voice of America about Taiwan, Pence repeated earlier statements that Taiwan's embrace of democracy provides a better path for all Chinese people to follow, while emphasizing that the US would stand by its obligations to the island country, without specifically mentioning any particular agreement or treaty, reports ...

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  • Trump ordered to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's access
Trump ordered to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's access

Fox News, CBS News, and other media outlets have signed onto an amicus brief in support of CNN and Acosta. While responding to a hypothetical from Kelly, Burnham said that it would be perfectly legal for the White House to revoke a journalist's press pass if it didn't agree with their reporting.

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  • You're Reassigned! Trump Does Not Fire Key Adviser Under Fire
You're Reassigned! Trump Does Not Fire Key Adviser Under Fire

National security adviser John Bolton tapped Ricardel in April to serve as his deputy, hailing her "track record of successfully managing teams and diverse organizations, as well as addressing complex issues". Trump again called the investigation "highly conflicted". "Be Best is now Be Gone", the ABC star joked, and noted "It's very unusual for a f...

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  • Zuckerberg tells staff to use Android after Apple feud
Zuckerberg tells staff to use Android after Apple feud

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during a call with reporters that he learned about the company's relationship with Definers only when he read the Times report . "This staggering report makes clear that Facebook executives will always put their massive profits ahead of the interests of their customers", said Democratic US Rep.

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  • Kevin McCarthy Easily Wins Bid to Lead Diminished House Republicans
Kevin McCarthy Easily Wins Bid to Lead Diminished House Republicans

While the faces of Democratic Senate leadership remained largely the same, Republicans saw a shake-up due to term limits and retirements. Sen. Ben Sasse cast his vote in support of Fischer, his Nebraska colleague. "We congratulate Leader McCarthy and look forward to continuing to work together to advance the pro-life cause in the U.S. House". ...

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  • Julian Assange charged in US
Julian Assange charged in US

An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment. Mr Assange fled to Ecuador's London embassy in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden on since-dropped sexual assault charges and has stayed there over fears he could be extradited to the United States if he leaves.

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  • California wildfires: Over 600 missing as seven more victims found
California wildfires: Over 600 missing as seven more victims found

Authorities are blaming the high death toll and widespread destruction on the lightning-fast speed of the flames, which were driven by high winds through the parched land. The White House announced Thursday that it is still arranging details of his trip to California, but that visit people who have been impacted by the fires.

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  • California wildfires leave several dead, force thousands to flee
California wildfires leave several dead, force thousands to flee

Popstar Katy Perry slammed Donald Trump's response to the California wildfires as "absolutely heartless" after the US President - who has issued an emergency declaration providing federal funds for Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles counties - wrote on Twitter that they were the result of poor forest management.

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  • Trump Goes Ballistic On Mueller: 'Absolutely Nuts'
Trump Goes Ballistic On Mueller: 'Absolutely Nuts'

On Thursday, Trump returned to his long-running criticism of the Mueller probe, which he frequently calls a "witch hunt". "They are a disgrace to our Nation and don't care how many lives the [y] ruin". They note that "there's already a statute that lays out what should happen when the attorney general's position becomes vacant: the Justice Depart...

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  • Pence says next US-NKorea summit after New Year
Pence says next US-NKorea summit after New Year

PM Modi also reminded the United States vice-president that in one way or another all the traces and all the leads in global terror attacks ultimately lead to a "single source and single place of origin", in an apparent reference to Pakistan.

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  • New Jersey couple, homeless man conspired on fraudulent GoFundMe campaign, report says
New Jersey couple, homeless man conspired on fraudulent GoFundMe campaign, report says

Katelyn McClure and Mark D'Amico had started a GoFundMe campaign for a then homeless Bobbitt after they claimed he spent his last $20 helping Katelyn when her auto broke down in Philadelphia . Marine Corps, he was fully complicit in the scheme. According to a report at NBC Philadelphia , the entire Johnny Bobbitt story was a scam from the beg...

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  • Michelle Obama stops at former high school; speaks with students
Michelle Obama stops at former high school; speaks with students

The picture was not looking good, so Michelle went to bed in efforts to "block it all out". Obama's disposition only grew clouder in the following months when said "misogynist" was sworn into office. What I knew from working in professional environments ... is that sameness breeds more sameness, until you make a thoughtful effort to counteract it...

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  • 150 killed in battle for Yemen’s Hodeida as global alarm grows
150 killed in battle for Yemen’s Hodeida as global alarm grows

The Hodeida port is a vital lifeline for aid deliveries to Yemenis across the war-torn country, where 14 million people face imminent starvation. The alliance has waged an intermittent five-month campaign to seize the port. The developments came after the offensive on Hodeida by pro-government forces and the Saudi-led coalition, including the...

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  • Saudis charge 5 with killing Khashoggi, but say prince not to blame
Saudis charge 5 with killing Khashoggi, but say prince not to blame

The highest-level official behind the killing is Saudi former deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri, who has been fired for ordering Khashoggi's forced return, he added. After issuing the statement, a spokesperson for al-Mojeb's office, Shalan al-Shalan, told a rare news conference Thursday in Riyadh that Khashoggi's killers had set in motion...

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  • Michael Avenatti Arrested In Los Angeles On Domestic Violence Charge
Michael Avenatti Arrested In Los Angeles On Domestic Violence Charge

He later appeared before a group of reporters, again denying the accusations and thanking the LAPD , who he said "had no option in light of the allegations". Avenatti popped onto the national scene as Stormy Daniel's attorney and has since been picking fights with several prominent conservatives, including President Donald Trump and Fox New...

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  • Authorities step up efforts to find the dead
Authorities step up efforts to find the dead

Of the remaining four, two were in cars and two were in houses in an area known as Concow. The three current fires, which triggered a state of emergency declaration, have caused at least 25 deaths, left hundreds missing, destroyed more than 6700 buildings and forced more than 250,000 people into evacuation.

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