• DFAT confirms Australian-Chinese academic detained in Beijing ahead of Pyne visit

    DFAT confirms Australian-Chinese academic detained in Beijing ahead of Pyne visit

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    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said Chinese authorities yesterday had informed the Australian embassy in Beijing that they had detained Yang Hengjun. Those arrests were widely seen in the West as retaliation by China for Canada's arrest of Meng Wanzhou , a senior Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] executive, on December 1 at the request of the United States for allegedly violating USA sanctions on Iran .
  • Mexico's murder rate hits record 33000 in 2018

    Mexico's murder rate hits record 33000 in 2018

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    Widespread violence over more than a decade has ravaged cities and towns alike, as drug cartels and criminal organizations appear to operate with impunity, facing few if any repercussions from law enforcement agencies that are rife with corruption or crippled by intimidation .
  • State’s Department of Labor could prevent DPS teacher strike

    State’s Department of Labor could prevent DPS teacher strike

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    Ninety-three percent of the teachers and other instructional staff members who voted in a union election Saturday and Tuesday were in favor of a strike , according to the Denver Classroom Teachers Association. The agreement would also boost support for special education and address concerns with standardized testing and charter schools . While teachers have the right to strike in Colorado, the state reserves the right to intervene, although it can't force either side to do anything.
  • Senate rejects rival Dem, GOP plans for reopening government

    Senate rejects rival Dem, GOP plans for reopening government

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    Democrats have dismissed Trump's offer, saying they would not negotiate on border security before reopening the government and would not trade a temporary extension of the immigrants' protections in return for a permanent border wall they have called ineffective, costly and immoral.
  • Trade continues to flow freely between New Zealand, Britain: PM meeting

    Trade continues to flow freely between New Zealand, Britain: PM meeting

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    Ms Ardern was reluctant to go into detail about her meeting with Prince William - it's royal family protocol not to discuss specifics - but she said the broad areas covered were mental health and climate change. "The FTA will be a high quality, comprehensive and progressive agreement that delivers for all of our citizens, contributes to addressing global and regional issues of concern, such as environmental issues and labour standards, and supports sustainable and inclusive economic ...
  • Scotland's former first minister Alex Salmond is arrested

    Scotland's former first minister Alex Salmond is arrested

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    A Police Scotland spokesman said: 'We can confirm a 64-year-old man has been arrested and charged and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal. Salmond then returned to the court building, where he said he was consulting his legal team. Salmond was Scotland's first minister from 2007 to 2014 and also served as the Scottish Nationalist leader.
  • Salvini Calls Merkel ‘Weak’ and Forecasts Losses for Macron

    Salvini Calls Merkel ‘Weak’ and Forecasts Losses for Macron

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    Deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio also accused France of continuing to "colonise" African nations. Relations between Italy and France, traditionally close allies, have grown frosty since the far-right League and anti-establishment 5-Star Movement formed a coalition previous year and took aim at pro-EU French President Emmanuel Macron.
  • Maduro to revise U.S. diplomatic ties after Pence backs protesters

    Maduro to revise U.S. diplomatic ties after Pence backs protesters

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    Pence instead declared U.S backing for National Assembly leader Guaido, who he called the "last vestige of democracy". "The military uprising itself should not actually be read as good news by those who see (a coup) as a solution, because, once again, it was a low level group that rebelled and did not seem to have any kind of larger network, strategy or plan", Smilde said.
  • Ice warning issued for Lincoln

    Ice warning issued for Lincoln

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    Ice will form in places later on Tuesday afternoon and overnight into Wednesday, especially where wintry showers leave surfaces wet. A Met Office statement said: "A band of rain and hill snow will move southeastwards across the United Kingdom during Monday evening and overnight".
  • Sonia Gandhi's daughter enters India politics ahead of vote

    Sonia Gandhi's daughter enters India politics ahead of vote

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    The official communication had read, "Honourable Congress President has also appointed Smt Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as AICC General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East ". Congress workers have always been demanding that Ms Priyanka Gandhi, 46, who resembles the charismatic Indira Gandhi, should take up an official position in the party.
  • DNA linked nurse to baby of incapacitated woman

    DNA linked nurse to baby of incapacitated woman

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    She gave birth unexpectedly on December 29, 2018 after allegedly being raped at the facility. Officials with Hacienda HealthCare announced on Monday the two physicians who were responsible for the care of a sexual assault victim are no longer providing medical services its patients.
  • Supersonic strike bomber Tu-22M3 crash-lands in Russia’s northwest

    Supersonic strike bomber Tu-22M3 crash-lands in Russia’s northwest

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    There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash, other than the weather. The crew included four members, the captain, assistant captain, air navigator and the operator. The latest crash follows a deadly collision between two Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers over the Sea of Japan in Far East Russia on Friday. The K-32 purportedly has an operational range of 1,000 kilometers and can reach top speeds of over Mach 4 in its terminal phase.
  • Drunk Russian man detained after failed attempt to hijack plane

    Drunk Russian man detained after failed attempt to hijack plane

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    Police officers detain a man after failed attempt to hijack plane, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia January 22, 2019 in this image obtained from a social media on January 22, 2019. Kommersant reported that the plane was stormed by law enforcement officials and the man was detained. "The man has been detained, he is a citizen of Surgut, who was earlier convicted for damaging property", Petrenko said.
  • Poland Foreign Minister Floats Five-Year Time Limit To Brexit Backstop

    Poland Foreign Minister Floats Five-Year Time Limit To Brexit Backstop

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    LONDON , Jan 20 - Parliament can not be allowed to hijack Brexit , Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, in a warning to lawmakers who want to take more control over Britain's departure from the European Union . She also talked about parliament's involvement in future talks and said she was thankful for the recent meetings she had recently had with party leaders and members across the house in the last few days - bar Jeremy Corbyn.
  • US has 'no plans' for Syria post troops withdrawal, says former envoy

    US has 'no plans' for Syria post troops withdrawal, says former envoy

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    The former USA special envoy for the anti-Daesh forces in Syria claimed that pulling American troops out of Syria could have devastating consequences as "there is no plan" for what comes next once the forces are gone. Turkey , under current authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has courted stronger ties with US adversaries while facing the pressure of sanctions and stronger trade tariffs .
  • Brexit-supporter James Dyson to move Dyson HQ to Singapore

    Brexit-supporter James Dyson to move Dyson HQ to Singapore

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    Right now it's just two top executives who will be based in the city-state as the company changes its registered base from the United Kingdom - effectively a "brass plate" administrative move. "We are a global technology company", Rowan insisted, adding that it would continue to invest in home market Britain. It is the second blow Dyson has dealt to Brexit Britain after last year's announcement that it will manufacturer its new electric cars in Singapore, rather than the UK .
  • 4 accused of having IEDs to attack Muslims near Binghamton

    4 accused of having IEDs to attack Muslims near Binghamton

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    According to a news conference held Tuesday by local law enforcement, at one point during the hour an unnamed 16-year-old boy approached a group of classmates and brandished a photograph on his cellphone. Phelan said the four suspects had been planning their attack for about a month. Investigators said the suspects, who knew each other from the Boy Scouts, were targeting Islamberg, a rural community that's home to several hundred Muslims and the headquarters for The Muslims of America ...
  • Tensions Between Israel and Iran Rise Over Syria

    Tensions Between Israel and Iran Rise Over Syria

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    This week, a new series of Israeli attacks was witnessed again. "There are 15 foreigners among the dead, including 12 from the Iranian forces", he said. "We'll strike at anyone who tried to harm us". That missile was intercepted and shot down by the Iron Dome system. The death toll from Israel's latest bombardment of military targets in Syria rose from 11 to 21, a war monitor said on Tuesday, adding that most of those killed were Iranian.
  • Can new Franco-German treaty revive a fracturing EU?

    Can new Franco-German treaty revive a fracturing EU?

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    The two leaders are to sign the treaty in the German city of Aachen, on the Dutch and Belgian borders - a place rich in European symbolism as the seat of power of Charlemagne, the 9th-century emperor who ruled over swathes of western Europe .
  • Supreme Court won't hear DACA case, leaving protections in place

    Supreme Court won't hear DACA case, leaving protections in place

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    Justices Ruther Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan would have denied the request for a stay. The Justice Department was pleased with the court's decision , spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said . The court's nine judges will next consider docket cases in mid-February. Military officials have told Congress they have not experienced any real problems with transgender individuals in the institution.
  • Russian court refuses bail for accused American Paul Whelan

    Russian court refuses bail for accused American Paul Whelan

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    Paul Whelan, 48, was detained at a hotel in the city on 28 December "while carrying out an act of espionage ", according to Russia's FSB security service. Zherebenkov reiterated the claim of Whelan's family that he was in Moscow for a friend's wedding and was seized in a hotel room near the Kremlin. He works as the global security director for a USA automobile parts manufacturer and lives in MI.