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Global Saudi teen flying to Canada, Justin Trudeau says ‘pleased’ to offer asylum
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The Department confirmed earlier on Wednesday it will consider any asylum application by Alqunun, 18, if she is deemed a refugee by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Hakeem's case is being considered by Thailand's justice system, she said. "Canada has been unequivocal that we'll stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world", Trudeau said.

Global FBI opened probe into whether Trump working for Russians: Report - International
Author: 0 FBI opened probe into whether Trump working for Russians: Report - International

Was he working ... wittingly or unwittingly working on their behalf? Former law enforcement officials told the Times that the criminal aspect (whether Trump obstructed justice) and counterintelligence aspect (whether Trump was working covertly for Russia ) of the investigation were combined into one inquiry because it would have been considered a national security threat if Trump had indeed ousted Comey to impede the Russian Federation investigation.

Global South African school where black children were separated face probe
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The image was shared on the school's WhatsApp group by the children's class teacher to show parents how the first day back was going. Protestors gathered outside the school on Thursday morning, and some white parents have removed their children from the school because they fear for their safety.

Global Russian lawyer in Trump Tower meeting charged with obstruction
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Louise Shelley, the director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University, who was due to serve as an expert witness for the prosecution in the Prevezon case, said she was unsurprised by the indictment against Veselnitskaya and said it was a prime example of how Russian officials are able to undermine the integrity of prosecutions that are potentially politically sensitive.

Global Failed redaction reveals Paul Manafort's 'lies to FBI'
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A hearing has been tentatively scheduled on the matter for January 25 if the judge deems it necessary, though Manafort's attorneys did not request one in the filing Tuesday. Manafort had told investigators he had no direct or indirect contact with White House officials since Trump's inauguration, but Manafort had been in touch with officials as recently as the spring, according to the special counsel's assertions.

Global Mike Pompeo: no contradictions in Washington’s Syria policy
Author: 0 Mike Pompeo: no contradictions in Washington’s Syria policy

His Middle East tour aims to urge allies to continue to confront the "significant threats" posed by Iran and ISIS despite Mr Trump's shock decision last month to pull all USA troops from Syria. He said that Secretary Pompeo "reassured Iraqi leaders that was not the case", prompting a cancellation of Thursday's parliament debate. Russian jets have been targeting positions held by terror outfits inside Syria since September 2015 while Iran has been offering military advisory assistance ...

Global Army seizes control of national broadcaster — Gabon military coup
Author: 0 Army seizes control of national broadcaster — Gabon military coup

The Gabonese soldiers staging the coup announced the establishment of a "restoration council" via the national radio station after it was taken over by soldiers . In a New Year message from the Moroccan capital Rabat, Bongo said he will return home soon. But a section of the populace was unimpressed by the video as the president was said to have slurred some of his words and his right arm remained immobile throughout the speech.

Global UN refers Saudi teen to Australia for refugee resettlement
Author: 0 UN refers Saudi teen to Australia for refugee resettlement

The story of the 18-year-old Saudi women who fled her family seeking asylum to reclaim her rights has been the talk of the town for the past few days with the trending hashtag 'Save Rahaf' on Twitter. "The Department of Home Affairs will consider this referral in the usual way, as it does with all UNHCR referrals", a spokesperson said. "I only gave her my business card in case she needed anything or had any questions", he said.

Global India's Move to Legitimise Migrants From Neighbouring Countries Sparks Protests
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The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 was passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday even as an Assam and North East region bandh was called against it. Another group of people protested outside the Assam Bhavan in Chanakyapuri, waving black flags and raising slogans. In its 440-page report, the panel headed by BJP MP Rajendra Agrawal said, "Display of such supportive and humanitarian approach on the part of the government towards the minorities who fled the three countries, including ...

Global Saudi women to be notified about divorce via SMS
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The new measure was approved by the country's justice ministry on Sunday, Agence France-Presse reports citing local media. Flynas said it would start recruiting Saudi women to work as air hostesses by this month, in a new first while creating new job opportunities for women.

Global U.S. cautions travellers on China's 'coercive use of exit bans'
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Under Chinese criminal procedure law, special forms of detention and interrogation can be used for state security suspects. There are approximately 200 Canadians overall who have been detained in China for a variety of alleged infractions and continue to face ongoing legal proceedings, and the number has remained relatively stable in recent years.

Global United States and China to hold trade talks in Beijing next week
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The Trump administration and China are facing growing pressure to blink in their six-month stare-down over trade because of jittery markets and portents of economic weakness. The U.S. manufacturing sector has begun to slow, and the Institute of Supply Management's survey of corporate purchasing managers on Monday showed the largest monthly decline since the depths of the recession in December 2008.

Global Democratic lawmaker makes profanity-laced vow to impeach Trump
Author: 0 Democratic lawmaker makes profanity-laced vow to impeach Trump

Such progressives will be eager to push back against an administration they believe has abused its authority in the almost two years since Trump's inauguration. Yes, she beat back efforts to deny her the speakership, but she's still in a tough spot - trying to keep a host of newly empowered lefties pulling in the same direction as more centrist members of her caucus, even as the GOP still controls the Senate and the White House.

Global Elizabeth Warren hires Obama's chief digital strategist
Author: 0 Elizabeth Warren hires Obama's chief digital strategist

Warren insisted that according to "family lore", at least one of her ancestors was a Native American. "As you came in, there was a cage of women, another cage of women packed in, cages of men", she related . Warren has had a rough start to her presidential bid all around. Elizabeth Warren watches her carbs and calories even when hitting the sauce. A better-than-expected finish in Iowa could position Warren well in New Hampshire, where she would be expected to perform well as a ...

Global Trump fires back at Mitt Romney for scathing op-ed
Author: 0 Trump fires back at Mitt Romney for scathing op-ed

In a later tweet , McDaniel called her uncle's commentary "disappointing and unproductive". "POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7", McDaniel wrote on Twitter Wednesday. Rand Paul's deputy chief of staff, Sergio Gor, later said that Rand Paul largely endorses President Trump's conservative policies, including his tax cuts and judicial appointments.

Global Trump will bring troops home from Syria 'slowly'
Author: 0 Trump will bring troops home from Syria 'slowly'

Graham told reporters that Trump was committed to making sure Turkey did not clash with the Kurdish YPG forces once USA troops leave Syria , and was assuring the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally that it would have a buffer zone in the region to help protect its own interests.

Global Protests in India after Women Enter Hindu Temple
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Police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds on Wednesday. India's Supreme Court in September ordered the lifting of the ban on women or girls of menstruating age from entering the Sabarimala temple , which draws millions of worshippers a year.

Global Kim Jong Un calls for more summits with South Korea in 2019
Author: 0 Kim Jong Un calls for more summits with South Korea in 2019

In an attempt to start working-level negotiations, the USA said it would review its policy on humanitarian aid to North Korea . Kim's letter has renewed hopes for inter-Korean relations in 2019 - ending weeks of lackluster communication between the two Koreas as the North's denuclearization talks with the US have gone off the boil.

Global Tokyo: Nine Injured After Car Rams Pedestrians in 'Terror Attack'
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Police arrested Kazuhiro Kusakabe, 21, who was driving the rental vehicle with an Osaka license plate, on suspicion of attempted murder. Kusakabe told the police he had driven from Osaka and meant to kill the pedestrians he hit. One witness told NHK it was a "ghastly scene". One victim is reportedly in a coma. According to local media, Kusakabe hit a total of eight people and assaulted another on the street, which was closed to vehicle traffic at the time as revellers crammed the area ...

Global Putin praises ties with China in New Year greetings to world leaders
Author: 0 Putin praises ties with China in New Year greetings to world leaders

Putin "stressed that Russia-U.S. relations are the most important factor behind ensuring strategic stability and global security", the statement added. In the letter, Putin stressed that U.S. 2018 did not prove to be a a very promising year for UK-Russia diplomacy relations after the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on UK soil.Fingers were pointed towards Moscow but any involvement was denied by them.

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