by | December 06, 2018 | 20:57

Paul Manafort, US President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman who awaits sentencing for lying to federal investigators in breach of a plea agreement, flew to Ecuador to help negotiate a deal for the handover of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Washington, a media report said.

by | December 06, 2018 | 20:10

His flight landed about 9.30am at Sydney Airport, where a federal police auto and unmarked sedan were waiting on the tarmac. Dressed in a t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops, the 70-year-old was led off the plane by detectives and driven from the tarmac straight to Sydney Police Centre in Surry Hills, where he was charged.

by | December 06, 2018 | 19:00

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is preparing for his three-day trip to the South Korean capital later this month; making a historic visit to Seoul to discuss the complete denuclearization of the region. The report said that the site's unique location would be ideal for North Korea's newest long-range missiles, including those that can carry nuclear weapons that could strike the United States.

by | December 06, 2018 | 18:39

Now that Stefaniak has been identified by her family, they say they will continue to press Costa Rican officials for more information on who killed her. "Some areas have increased risk", the agency said. Traces of blood and other forensic evidence appear to show 36-year-old Carla Stefaniak was attacked in Apartment No.

by | December 06, 2018 | 16:30

That gives the president 24 hours to fix the damage inflected when the market plunged nearly 800 points on Tuesday after a series of tweets from Trump suggested a trade war with China could resume next year. "When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so", he said. Mr Trump has long accused China of unfair trade practices that hurt U.S.

by | December 06, 2018 | 15:52

Soon, all public transport in Luxembourg will be free as fares for trains, trams, and buses are lifted next summer. If Luxembourg's newly elected government keeps its campaign promises, residents will be able to use public transportation for free, spend the money saved on legal cannabis, and smoke it on two new public holidays.

by | December 06, 2018 | 15:44

A 1954 letter written by Albert Einstein and known as the "God letter" because he discussed his thoughts about religion has fetched close to US$2.9 million (NZ$4.2m) at an auction in NY. "Otherwise I can not perceive anything "chosen" about them", the letter says. The bidding for the letter ended at £170,000 ($217,000), with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins among the beaten bidders.

by | December 06, 2018 | 14:11

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has said Asiri was the one who ordered the operation to repatriate - but not kill - Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia has said that the three summits hosted by Riyadh on May 20 and 21 during United States President Donald Trump's visit would "change the game' rules".

by | December 06, 2018 | 13:58

Board members voted unanimously to lift the ban. "I think it's an outdated law", Best said before the meeting. "Because his grandpa couldn't". 10-5-80, that said, "It is unlawful for any person to throw or shoot any stone or any other missile upon or at any person, animal, building, tree or other public or private property; or at or against any vehicle or equipment design for the transportation of persons or property".

by | December 06, 2018 | 13:45

However scepticism around the proposed negotiations remains, after previous talks broke down in September after Saudi Arabia refused to allow a Houthi delegation to fly to Geneva to attend the meeting. Three-quarters of the population, or 22 million, rely on aid. The peace talks may start on Wednesday, two sources familiar with the matter said. If the negotiations show results, "it is possible that we could find by the second half of the year that the extreme edge could get taken off the ...

by | December 06, 2018 | 12:53

A number of Iranian media have reported a auto explosion in the largest port city in Sistan-and-Balochistan province, Chabahar. He said police officers blocked the vehicle and started firing at the driver, who then detonated his explosives.

by | December 06, 2018 | 12:56

The move is part of what the Navy calls "freedom of navigation operation", which challenges nations that claim sovereignty over waters beyond the 12 nautical miles allowed by worldwide maritime law. The move came only a week after China mobilized its own vessels in response to a perceived transgression by the Navy. "That is true in the Sea of Japan, as in other places around the globe".

by | December 06, 2018 | 12:43

He urged the European Union to reach a compromise on the revenue levy for digital giants by March. A broader turnover tax on firms with significant digital revenues in Europe would have hit companies such as Apple and Amazon harder, but the Franco-German proposal would not cover data sales and online marketplaces.

by | December 06, 2018 | 11:31

Potential 2020 Democratic candidates include former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. The onetime California Attorney General and San Francisco District Attorney, Harris would join what is expected to be a large field of Democrats seeking to unseat President Donald Trump.

by | December 06, 2018 | 03:29

Iranian state TV quoted Rohani as saying on December 4 that "if someday, the United States decides to block Iran's oil [exports], no oil will be exported from the Persian Gulf ". "Preventing Iran from exporting oil would mean preventing the entire region from doing so", he said. He said the government would maintain subsidies on essential goods and increase public-sector wages and pensions by 20 per cent.

by | December 06, 2018 | 03:29

North Korea has sought security guarantees from the U.S. and relief from worldwide sanctions. North Korea has suspended nuclear and missile tests as it tries to improve relations with the outside world , but had been angered by Washington's refusal to ease sanctions.

by | December 06, 2018 | 03:07

The lawyer - given the code name 3838 by police when she was working as an informant between 2005-2009 - kept in daily contact with her handlers, who passed on information provided by her to various police taskforces, court documents stated.

by | December 06, 2018 | 02:09

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi also said Iranian missiles were purely defensive and added, "There is no Security Council resolution prohibiting missile program and missile tests by Iran". The UNSC may be deadlocked because of the potential Russian veto, thus making it hard for the UN to deal with Iran's defiance. Iran has long maintained that its missile program is defensive in nature and not aimed at ensuring the delivery of a nuclear weapon, a stance supported by ...

by | December 06, 2018 | 01:15

The accident occurred at around 2 a.m. Thursday, local time (12 p.m. Wednesday ET). Two aviators were on the F/A-18 Hornet, while five Marines were on the KC-130. The statement added that the incident was under investigation. UPDATE: This story was updated at 5:45 P.M. on December 5 after one of the missing Marines was found alive.

by | December 06, 2018 | 01:08

As well as a constellation of global stars that also included Pharrell Williams and Coldplay's Chris Martin , South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted fellow heads of state from Ghana, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone. Police arrested one suspect in the theft of a cell phone, police Brig. However, the main event at FNB Stadium , in Johannesburg , was Beyoncè Knowles-Carter, the wife of Hip-Hop extraordinaire, Jay-Z.