Trump ex-security chief sold country out, says judge

18 December 2018, 8:48 PM
President Donald Trump's former national security chief on Tuesday received a delay in sentencing for lying over Russian contacts, after a judge threatened him with stiff jail time and said: "You sold your country out."
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British Prime Minister getting out of a car.
Britain’s May to face vote of no-confidence 12 December 2018, 11:47 AM

The head of a Conservative Party committee in charge of organising no-confidence motions in the party leadership said he had collected the 48 letters of lawmakers necessary to trigger the vote.

Najib Razak with security.
Malaysian prosecutors file graft charges against former Prime Minister 12 December 2018, 9:24 AM

Malaysian prosecutors on Wednesday filed new graft charges against former Prime Minister Najib Razak and the former chief executive of scandal-linked state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) Arul Kanda Kandasamy, in the latest cases over alleged theft of billions of dollars from the fund.

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Gunman on run after killing three at Strasbourg Christmas market 12 December 2018, 6:42 AM

A gunman killed at least three people and wounded a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday before fleeing the scene, authorities said.

Theresa May
May faces angry MPs with Brexit deal in limbo 12 December 2018, 6:33 AM

Prime Minister Theresa May faces an angry parliament on Wednesday after delaying a key vote on her Brexit deal in a desperate move that leaves the agreement and her own future in limbo.

Wang Yi
China warns against ‘bullying’ of its citizens 11 December 2018, 5:11 PM

China's foreign minister warned Tuesday against the "bullying" of any Chinese citizen, amid a diplomatic fracas over the arrest of a Huawei executive on a US warrant in Canada.

Early Christmas for France’s ‘yellow vests’, but will they cheer? 11 December 2018, 12:31 PM

Emmanuel Macron's government mobilised Tuesday to sell the financial relief offered to quell the "yellow vest" movement...

US military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash 11 December 2018, 8:58 AM

The US military said Tuesday it had pronounced five missing Marines dead and was ending search operations nearly a week after two US military aircraft crashed off Japan.

French President Emmanuel Macron
To quell unrest, France’s Macron speeds up tax cuts but vows no U-turn 11 December 2018, 5:47 AM

France's President Emmanuel Macronon Monday announced wage rises for the poorest workers and tax cuts for pensioners in further concessions meant to defuse weeks of often violent protests that have challenged his authority.

Theresa May
Brexit in turmoil as UK PM May pulls vote on her EU divorce deal 10 December 2018, 8:56 PM

Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal on Monday, throwing Britain’s plan to leave the European Union into chaos after admitting that she faced a rout.

Immigrants on a boat
UN conference adopts migration pact despite withdrawals 10 December 2018, 3:15 PM

A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from around 150 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.

China slams ‘inhumane’ treatment of Huawei executive 10 December 2018, 12:46 PM

China on Monday ratcheted up its protest over the arrest of an executive of telecom giant Huawei on a US warrant in Canada, calling reports of her treatment "inhumane" as she seeks her release on bail for health reasons.

Theresa May
May pushes Brexit deal as EU court offers way out 10 December 2018, 11:56 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday began a final push to persuade parliament to back her Brexit deal as the European Court of Justice ruled Britain was free to halt withdrawal from the bloc unilaterally.

UN to adopt migration pact at meeting hit by withdrawals 10 December 2018, 8:09 AM

Politicians from around the globe will gather Monday in Morocco for a major conference to endorse a United Nations migration pact, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.

Carlos Ghosn: the ‘cost killer’ consumed by scandal 10 December 2018, 6:07 AM

Brazilian-born Carlos Ghosn long stood out among the world's auto executives as a hard-nosed workaholic willing to take drastic measures to get struggling companies motoring again.

Donald Trump
Trump must not interfere in French politics: Minister 9 December 2018, 3:04 PM

The French government on Sunday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the United States president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement.

A view of the Place de la Republique
 France’s ‘yellow vests’ clash with police in Paris 9 December 2018, 6:49 AM

Anti-government protesters faced off with French riot police in Paris on Saturday, hurling projectiles, torching cars and vandalising shops and restaurants in a fourth weekend of unrest that has shaken President Emmanuel Macron's authority.

Amal al-Qubaisi
Women to get equal representation on UAE advisory council 8 December 2018, 3:18 PM

United Arab Emirates federation president Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has decided that women should make up half of its semi-elected advisory body when it is renewed next year, state-run WAM news agency reported on Saturday.

Police standing outside the bank where the attempted robbery took place.
14 killed in Brazil bank robbery shootout 8 December 2018, 8:14 AM

Fourteen people, including six hostages, were killed on Friday in a shootout between police and bank robbers attempting to blow up ATMs at two banks in a small town in north eastern Brazil.

Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as UN envoy 7 December 2018, 9:17 PM

US President Donald Trump nominated State Department spokeswoman and former Fox TV news anchor Heather Nauert Friday as ambassador to the United Nations.

Trump names ex-Bush official William Barr as new attorney general 7 December 2018, 9:03 PM

President Donald Trump on Friday tapped William Barr, a conservative lawyer who was attorney general in the administration of the late George H.W. Bush, to lead the US Department of Justice.

Paris on knife-edge ahead of new ‘yellow vest’ protests 7 December 2018, 7:11 PM

Businesses in Paris battened down the hatches on Friday and streets were cleared of material that could be used as weapons amid fears of further violence during a fourth round of "yellow vest" protests.

South African owner of Perpignan bar dies after attack 7 December 2018, 2:55 PM

A former rugby player originally from South Africa was attacked in the bar he owned in Perpignan, southwest France, and died from his injuries, police said Friday.

Merkel defends legacy as divided party picks new leader 7 December 2018, 2:43 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday offered a staunch defence of her moderate course during 18 years as party leader, as her Christian Democratic Union chose between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival to succeed her.

The CNN Headquarters is pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S
CNN offices evacuated after bomb threat, no explosive found 7 December 2018, 7:49 AM

Fire alarm bells rang inside the newsroom to signal an evacuation shortly after 10:30 pm, CNN said on its website, as the network went to pre-taped programing.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tours the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress venue in Hamburg.
Merkel’s party votes for new leader, and new era in Germany 7 December 2018, 7:46 AM

Angela Merkel said in October she would step down as party chief but remain chancellor, an effort to manage her exit after a series of setbacks since her divisive decision in 2015 to keep German borders open to refugees fleeing war in the Middle East.

US labour secretary under pressure over Epstein sex abuse sentence 7 December 2018, 6:09 AM

A campaign demanding the resignation of US labour secretary Alexander Acosta was gaining traction Thursday, days after a newspaper investigation revealed he secretly approved a reduced sentence for billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

US Marine Corps jets
Five missing after US military aircraft crash off Japan 6 December 2018, 3:31 PM

Several United States US Marines are missing following a still-unexplained accident off the coast of Japan.

Pictures of Khashoggi at his memorial service
Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi crown prince aides over Khashoggi 6 December 2018, 11:40 AM

A Turkish court issued arrest warrants Wednesday for two suspects close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, increasing pressure on the kingdom's de facto leader.

US Marine Aircraft
Japanese SDF searches for missing US marines 6 December 2018, 10:09 AM

Rescue operations were underway Thursday for five US marines missing after two American military aircrafts crashed during a refueling operation off the coast of Japan.

Former presidents and their spouses at the funeral
Washington sets aside divisions as US bids farewell to Bush 6 December 2018, 6:06 AM

A divided Washington led by the nation's five living presidents put on a rare show of unity Wednesday at the state funeral of George Herbert Walker Bush, as America bade farewell to its 41st president.