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  • U.S. police arrest journalist working for Iran's state TV

    January 16, 2019 5:35 AM 969

    DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. police have arrested an American-born journalist working for Iran’s English-language Press TV on unspecified charges, the state-run broadcaster reported on Wednesday. “Marziyeh Hashemi was arrested in St. Louis and sent to custody in Washington DC although no formal charges have been pressed against her,” it said. “She was detained

  • UK opposition's Corbyn says Brexit deal could be renogotiated if May's plan rejected

    January 15, 2019 7:14 PM 834

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could reopen negotiations with the European Union over the terms of its departure from the bloc, opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday, as he urged lawmakers to reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal. “I say this to our negotiating partners in the EU: If parliament votes down this deal, then re-opening

  • At 'historic' moment, British PM May urges lawmakers to back her deal

    January 15, 2019 7:05 PM 853

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged lawmakers to back her deal on Tuesday, saying it was a historic decision that the country would live with for generations. “The responsibility on each and every one of us at this moment is profound, for this is a historic decision that will set the future of our country for generations,” May told parliament

  • No One Is More Elated About Meghan Markle Than This Kid

    January 15, 2019 6:50 PM 968

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went back to work on Monday with their first joint royal engagement of 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex traveled to Birkenhead, a town near Liverpool in England. According to Hello, the trip was so the charity-minded couple could visit a local school, as well as a few organizations that support the community, including

  • Luxembourg makes all public transport free

    January 15, 2019 4:11 PM 805

    Andrea Lo, CNN • Updated 15th January 2019 With a population of 602,000, Luxembourg is one of Europe's smallest countries -- yet it suffers from major traffic jams. But that could be about to change. Last month, it announced plans to make all public transport -- trains, trams and buses -- free from March 2020. The government hopes the move will alleviate

  • Justin Trudeau's Afghan lookalike goes viral after TV performance

    January 15, 2019 2:33 PM 275

    An Afghan reality show contestant Abdul Salam Maftoon (right) has gone viral over his likeness to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Getty) An Afghan reality show contestant has become an unlikely hit thanks to his resemblance to Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Abdul Salam Maftoon, 29, is currently a finalist on the country's popular singing

  • 5 People Were Killed in Zimbabwe Fuel Hike Protests, Activists Say

    January 15, 2019 8:48 AM 111

    (HARARE, Zimbabwe) — A human rights group in Zimbabwe says five people were killed in clashes between demonstrators protesting fuel hikes and security forces who opened fire on some crowds. The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights on Tuesday reported the death toll as many businesses in the capital, Harare, and other cities were closed following

  • High-Level Talks Between U.S. and North Korea Could Be Held This Week, Report Says

    January 15, 2019 6:39 AM 148

    South Korean media says high-level talks between the U.S. and North Korea are due to take place in Washington as soon as this week, where envoys are expected to discuss plans for a second leaders summit. Reuters reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol are set to meet Thursday or Friday, according to South Korean newspaper

  • Indonesian jets force Ethiopian cargo plane to land over airspace breach

    January 14, 2019 4:59 PM 111

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two Indonesian F-16 fighter jets forced an Ethiopian Airlines [ETHA.UL] cargo plane to land on Monday at an airport on Batam island after it had flown into Indonesian airspace without permission, an air force spokesman said. First Marshal Novyan Samyoga said in a statement the Boeing Co 777 cargo plane had been secured by air force

  • Ethiopia charges METEC head with additional corruption case

    January 14, 2019 4:45 PM 116

    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia hit the former head of military-run industrial conglomerate METEC with additional corruption charges on Monday, in a complex case seen as a test of the new prime minister’s anti-corruption campaign. Kinfe Dagnew was arrested along with dozens of other employees of the METEC two months ago. The new charges relate to the procurement