UNITED NATIONS –  The Latest on a meeting at the U.N. Security Council on the Mideast and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The Palestinian U.N. ambassador is accusing Israel’s military forces of targeting civilians in Gaza and has described their deliberate killing and wounding as “terrorism.” Riyad Mansour told the U.N. Security
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Suhaib Ilyasi Granted Bail By Delhi High Court To Take Care Of Sick Wife

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On December 20, 2017, Suhaib Illyasi was sentenced to a life term for stabbing his wife Anju (File Photo) New Delhi:  The Delhi High Court today granted interim bail for a month to former TV anchor and producer Suhaib Ilyasi, serving life term for killing his first wife 18 years ago, to take care of
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Myanmar activists urge president to release jailed Reuters journalists

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YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar civil groups signed an open letter to the country’s president on Thursday, urging him to immediately release two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret government papers and police officers involved in what it called an “obviously an unreasonable case”. Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone (C) talks to reporters after his hearing
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Trump: Cohen handled ‘crazy’ Stormy Daniels deal

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump distanced himself from his longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Thursday, saying Cohen handled only a fraction of his legal affairs and that he had nothing to do with the criminal investigation into the lawyer. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen leaves federal
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South, North Korea to hold historic first summit in decade at DMZ

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SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is set to cross the heavily militarised border on Friday for the first summit with South Korea in more than a decade, as the old foes seek to end their decades-long conflict and ease tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons programme. The summit with South Korean President
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U.S. EPA chief Pruitt faces congressional grilling on spending, ethics

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will face tough questions from lawmakers in congressional budget hearings on Thursday over a long list of alleged ethical missteps plaguing his tenure. The hearings will pose a critical test for Pruitt as the White House becomes increasingly frustrated by news reports on issues ranging
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MICROECONOMISTS are wrong about specific things, Yoram Bauman, an economist and comedian, likes to say, whereas macroeconomists are wrong in general. Macroeconomists have borne the brunt of public criticism over the past decade, a period marked by financial crisis, soaring unemployment and bitter arguments between the profession’s brightest stars. Yet the vast majority of practising
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How Milan’s voters opted for the losers

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IN RECENT years, as Italy has struggled economically, Milan has been happily out of step. It enjoyed a revival that reached a peak three years ago when it hosted Expo 2015. The universal exhibition left Milan with a clutch of renewed urban areas and rekindled its spirit of optimism. The city centre, ever stylish, nowadays
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