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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Reverence, grace as leaders gather for Bush funeral 5 December 2018, 6:08 PM

International dignitaries gathered with US leaders Wednesday at the funeral service for George H.W. Bush, a graceful show of unity that allowed Americans to hit pause on the toxic rhetoric that has engulfed Washington.

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Leaders foreign and domestic prepare goodbyes to Bush 5 December 2018, 2:16 PM

International dignitaries will join US leaders present and past on Wednesday in saying their final goodbyes to former president George H.W. Bush, whose life will be honored at a funeral service in Washington.

A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
Istanbul prosecutor seeks arrest of Saudi officials over Khashoggi killing 5 December 2018, 11:48 AM

The prosecutor’s office has concluded there is “strong suspicion” that Saud al-Qahtani and General Ahmed al-Asiri, who were removed from their positions in October, were among the planners of the October 2 killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
US Senators affirm Saudi Arabia Crown Prince knew about Khashoggi murder 5 December 2018, 9:43 AM

Several United States Senators have affirmed the view that there is "zero chance" that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi happened without the knowledge of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Kim's wife Ri Sol Ju and Moon's wife Kim Jung-sook attend a farewell ceremony at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018.
Growing split in Seoul over North Korea threatens Korea detente, nuclear talks 5 December 2018, 9:37 AM

US officials insist punishing sanctions must remain until North Korea completely denuclearises. North Korea says it has already made concessions by dismantling key facilities and Washington must reciprocate by easing sanctions and declaring an end to the 1950-53 Korean War.

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Trump meets Bush family ahead of funeral 5 December 2018, 6:15 AM

President Donald Trump went in person Tuesday to pay his respects to the grieving Bush family in his latest show of peacemaking with the political clan he once fought bitterly.

Mark Lowcock
Humanitarian crises have been increasing: Report 4 December 2018, 9:13 PM

Extremely high levels of humanitarian need, driven mainly by armed conflicts, are generating enormous suffering and displacement that will continue in 2019.

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Nearly 150,000 migrants arrive in war-torn Yemen in 2018: UN 4 December 2018, 3:59 PM

A growing number of migrants are flocking to Yemen, even as its dire humanitarian crisis deepens, with nearly 150,000 expected to arrive in the war-ravaged country in 2018, the UN said Tuesday.

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Israel military says it will expose Hezbollah attack tunnels from Lebanon 4 December 2018, 12:56 PM

Israel's military said on Tuesday it had begun an operation to "expose and thwart" cross-border attack tunnels from Lebanon dug by the Iran-backed Lebanese movement Hezbollah.

Thousands of migrants walking.
Caravan migrants breach US border 4 December 2018, 10:16 AM

Central American migrants stuck on the threshold of the United States in Mexico breached the border fence on Monday, risking almost certain detention by US authorities, but hoping the illegal entry will allow them to apply for asylum.

Samsung extends Olympics sponsorship to 2028 4 December 2018, 9:56 AM

South Korea's Samsung has extended its sponsorship contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by eight years and will remain a top sponsor until the 2028 Los Angeles Games, the world governing body said on Tuesday.

California deadliest wildfire
Number of dead, missing in California’s deadliest wildfire drops 4 December 2018, 9:24 AM

The death toll in California's deadliest wildfire was revised downward to 85 and the number of people believed missing dropped again to 11, down from a high of more than 1,200 about two weeks ago, officials said Monday.

Khashoggi at a press conference
CIA chief to brief lawmakers on Khashoggi murder: Senator 4 December 2018, 7:53 AM

CIA director Gina Haspel has agreed to brief a "small group" of US lawmakers about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the chair of the Senate foreign relations committee said Monday.

Trump pays respects as president Bush lies in state in US Capitol 4 December 2018, 6:01 AM

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania paid their respects Monday to late president George H.W. Bush, whose remains lay in state in the US Capitol. The Trumps made a brief visit to the Capitol rotunda, where Bush’s flag-draped coffin was resting as part of tributes to honor the 41st US president and commemorate his […]

Antonio Guterres
UN climate change conference kicks off 3 December 2018, 8:58 PM

The head of the United Nations has opened a critical climate change conference in Poland with a message to the world that we are in deep trouble.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe
France’s Macron hunts for way out of “yellow vest” crisis 3 December 2018, 2:48 PM

France's prime minister met with opposition leaders on Monday as President Emmanuel Macron sought a way to defuse nationwide protests over high living costs that led to widespread rioting in Paris at the weekend and are hurting the economy.

Germany, France ‘in fresh push for EU financial transaction tax’ 3 December 2018, 6:32 AM

Germany and France will on Monday seek to revive the long-delayed EU financial transaction tax by proposing that member states be allowed to use the revenues to reduce their EU budget contributions, a German newspaper reported.

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China, US declare 90-day halt to new tariffs: White House 2 December 2018, 10:10 PM

China and the United States agreed to halt additional tariffs in a deal that keep their trade war from escalating as the two sides try again to bridge their differences with fresh talks aimed at reaching an agreement within 90 days.

Michelle Obama shelves Paris, Berlin trips for Bush funeral 2 December 2018, 9:21 PM

Former US first lady Michelle Obama said Sunday she was canceling book tour visits to Paris and Berlin to attend the funeral of former president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday aged 94.

Brazil university holds first entry exams for indigenous people 2 December 2018, 8:59 PM

Brazil's prestigious University of Campinas on Sunday organized its first entry exams reserved for members of indigenous tribes, with 610 people vying for 72 spots.

Macron surveys damage after Paris riots, calls for talks 2 December 2018, 7:51 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday surveyed the damage from a day of riots across Paris and led a crisis meeting that ended with a call for further talks with anti-government activists who have staged two weeks of protests.

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France to consider state of emergency to prevent riots recurring- Govt spokesman 2 December 2018, 2:56 PM

France will consider imposing a state of emergency to prevent a recurrence of some of the worst civil unrest in more than a decade and urged peaceful protesters to come to the negotiating table, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said on Sunday.

President Donald Trump.
Trump says hopes to meet N.Korea’s Kim in January or February 2 December 2018, 7:25 AM

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he hoped to organize a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in early 2019, perhaps as soon as January or February.

Leftist Lopez Obrador sworn in as Mexico president 1 December 2018, 9:12 PM

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was sworn in as Mexico’s next president Saturday, after the anti-establishment leftist won a landslide election victory promising to "transform" a country fed up with crime, poverty and corruption.

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Trump offers praise for late George Bush, cancels press conference 1 December 2018, 6:27 PM

United States President Donald Trump has offered praise for his late predecessor George H.W. Bush who passed away yesterday at the age of 94.

Ramaphosa warns of protectionism amid US-China trade war 1 December 2018, 6:14 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned of the threat of populism and protectionism to the global world order.

Tributes for former US president George H.W. Bush 1 December 2018, 3:37 PM

Tributes have poured for former US president George H.W. Bush following his death on Friday at the age of 94.

Protest clashes erupt in Paris as anti-Macron rallies return 1 December 2018, 3:20 PM

Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to tear down barricades on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday as hundreds converged on the city for new demonstrations...

Gorbachev hails late George H.W. Bush’s role in ending Cold War 1 December 2018, 2:41 PM

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, on Saturday hailed the late George H.W. Bush's role in helping end the Cold War and an arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union.

US President Donald Trump with American flag in the background.
Trump, China’s Xi poised for high-stakes summit over trade war 1 December 2018, 11:27 AM

The first day of the G20 summit offered glimmers of hope for progress between Washington and Beijing despite Trump’s earlier threat of new tariffs, which would increase tensions already weighing on global financial markets.