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18/07/2019

Timeline of Trump-Cohen phone calls before 2016 election

Federal investigators said in court records released Thursday that Donald Trump spoke with longtime lawyer Michael Cohen at least five times as they rushed to quash stories about alleged affairs with porn star Stormy Daniels and playboy model Karen McDougal in the days before the 2016 presidential election. A timeline of key exchanges from the documents: Oct. 7: "Access Hollywood" tape of Trump bragging about grabbing women's genitals goes public, threatening his shot at becoming president. At around the same time, federal investigators say, Daniels is talking to ABC News and Slate magazine about going public with her allegations of...


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22/08/2019

US and Russia blame each other for abandoning missile treaty

Russia and the United States blamed each other Thursday for abandoning a landmark arms control agreement on missiles, with Moscow warning of a new arms race and the Trump administration demanding details of a recent mysterious explosion that killed five Russian nuclear engineers. Russia called a U.N. Security Council meeting on the matter following the U.S. test of a missile banned by the 1987 intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which both countries withdrew from on Aug. 2. Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador, Dmitry Polyansky, criticized what he called American "hypocrisy," saying the U.S. "consistently and deliberately violated the INF treaty for some...
22/08/2019

Mohamed bin Zayed, French President deliberating regional issues

ABU DHABI, 22nd August, 2019 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received Thursday a phone call from President of France, Emmanuel Macron. During the conversation, they reviewed the strong friendship ties between the UAE and France, and prospects of accelerating bilateral relations across various fronts. The two leaders exchanged views on the latest regional and global developments and underlined the importance of ensuring joint coordination and consultation and intensifying international efforts to enhance security and stability in the region. The call came...
22/08/2019

Grandmother 'dips toddler into boiling hot water as punishment'

A two-year-old girl from Tennessee suffered third-degree burns and blisters in her feet after her step-grandmother used scalding water on her. The woman who admitted to 'having a bad day' has been charged with aggravated child abuse and is being held on a $150,000 bond. According to reports in Daily Mail, the abhorrent incident occurred on August 11 when Kaylee Robinson's mother left her under the care of her step-grandmother, Jennifer Vaughn, at her home in Chattanooga. Vaughn initially claimed she left Kaylee alone in the bath but admitted she dipped the feet in boiling water because she was misbehaving....

22/08/2019

German court convicts Syrian over stabbing that triggered Chemnitz riots

DRESDEN, Germany: A German court sentenced a Syrian asylum seeker to nine-and-a-half years in prison on Thursday over the fatal stabbing of a man in the eastern city of Chemnitz last year that triggered the worst far-right riots Germany had seen for decades.The verdict handed down in the city of Dresden in the high profile case comes barely a week before elections in the region in which the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is expected to make big gains. The AfD welcomed the verdict.It is almost exactly a year since the stabbing which led to thousands of right-wingers, including neo-Nazis...
22/08/2019

Jammu and Kashmir: A disputed state under siege

NEW DELHI: It is more than two weeks since Indian-held Kashmir began facing curfews. Markets in major parts of the valley and Muslim regions of Jammu were shut, communication networks suspended, and people were even denied access to telephone networks.New Delhi’s decision on August 5 to abrogate Article 370 of the constitution that gave the state autonomous status brought Kashmir to a standstill, with strict curfews and troops patrolling the valley.On August 19, the local administration relaxed the curfew and allowed schools to reopen. It also restored some of the telephone landlines.However, protests in parts of Srinagar and outside the...
22/08/2019

Employee of Britain’s Hong Kong mission held in China over prostitution -report

BEIJING: An employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong has been detained in China for involvement in prostitution, the state-backed Global Times newspaper said on Thursday, as Britain said it continued to urgently seek information.China’s foreign ministry confirmed on Wednesday that the employee, Simon Cheng, had been detained in the border city of Shenzhen neighboring Hong Kong.In a report on its English-language website, the paper, published by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, cited Shenzhen police as saying Cheng had been detained for 15 days for “solicitation of prostitution.”Police in Shenzhen’s district of Luohu said Cheng had violated...