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by | December 12, 2018 | 15:37

Two Roman Catholic nuns have admitted to embezzling $500,000 from a parochial school, according to news reports. A spokesman for the archdiocese of Los Angeles , Adrian Alarcon, said the alleged theft was discovered during a routine audit and it was believed the nuns had stolen the money over a period of at least a decade.

by | December 12, 2018 | 15:31

Dorsey's comments provoked a backlash with Twitter users accusing the Silicone Valley boss of being tone-deaf to the plight of the Rohingya and spawning the hashtag #JackIgnoresGenocide . Matthew Smith, CEO of Southeast Asia-based human rights NGO Fortify Rights, told Al Jazeera that Dorsey had "at best" miscalculated the reaction his post would provoke.

by | December 12, 2018 | 15:31

President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said "this is of course highly undiplomatic of the secretary of state" and called Pompeo's tweet "unacceptable". Russian Federation sent the planes following a visit to Moscow last week by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for talks with Putin, who expressed support for the beleaguered socialist government.

by | December 12, 2018 | 15:11

A photographer for The Associated Press saw about a dozen people being handcuffed Monday after they were told by agents to move back away from a wall. Experts have said that President Donald Trump doesn't have the legal authority to make such a change in asylum law in the U.S. The agency fielded almost 93,000 claims of so-called "credible fear" in the 2018 fiscal year ending September 30, up 67 percent from the previous year.

by | December 12, 2018 | 15:07

The Campinas police chief said they had found no links between the gunman and his victims. Police in the adjacent public square rushed into the house of worship upon hearing the shots, investigator Jose Henrique Ventura told reporters at the scene.

by | December 12, 2018 | 14:11

PHOTO: Police officers secure a street and the surrounding area after a shooting in Strasbourg, France , Dec. 11, 2018. Police report the attacker is still at large. Some 350 officers and two helicopters were searching for the assailant after Tuesday's drama, which involved shooting in multiple neighborhoods of Strasbourg , authorities said.

by | December 12, 2018 | 14:08

During May's address at Downing Street on Wednesday morning, the Prime Minister unsurprisingly confirmed that she will not be coming to Dublin and that she "will contest that ( no confidence) vote with everything I have got". Mrs May spoke at the weekend to Mr Tusk, Mrs Merkel and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, raising speculation they offered some hope of further concessions. "That might include an addendum to the Withdrawal Agreement that sets out that Parliament will vote prior to going into a ...

by | December 12, 2018 | 14:05

The couple reportedly objected to one Trump favorite, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), who they don't know well, and they also oppose former Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie and former New Jersey Gov. Trump has denied any collusion, while calling the probe a "witch hunt". "A lot of friends of mine want it", he said without naming names. Kushner and Ivanka Trump would like Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin , whom they view as loyal, to take over for Kelly, but the Cabinet official ...

by | December 12, 2018 | 13:57

The Norwegian Nobel Committee in October said the prize was "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict". The choice to highlight campaigns against sexual violence comes as a rape scandal has shredded the reputation of the Swedish Academy and led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize to 2019.

by | December 12, 2018 | 13:49

In 1985, he was assigned to the KGB office in the German Democratic Republic and worked in Dresden until 1990. Jens Gieseke, an expert on the Stasi at the Potsdam Centre for Research in Contemporary History, said the pass would have given Mr Putin easy access to the secret police agency's headquarters in Dresden, where he would probably have...

by | December 11, 2018 | 19:29

Mr Juncker told MEPs the agreement was the "best deal possible" and the "only deal possible". "There is no room for renegotiation, but further clarifications are possible". He urged Mrs May to be clear over whether she is seeking changes to the deal or "mere reassurances" and asked if she was "ready to drop further red lines in order to make progress".

by | December 11, 2018 | 17:25

She said that if the House wants to leave the European Union with a deal, it should be prepared to make compromises. "Because there will be no enduring and successful Brexit without some compromise on both sides of the debate. "This is not governing, it risks putting Jeremy Corbyn into government by failing to deliver Brexit ". "What I would like to happen today is for Conservative Members of Parliament to realise that we simply can not go staggering forward any longer like this and I'm ...

by | December 11, 2018 | 16:36

The incident, which is still in the very early stages of being investigated, happened in the same area inside Parliament's grounds as last year's terror attack. Shortly afterwards, seemingly carrying on with business as usual, Chancellor Philip Hammond was seen exiting the Carriage gates in the back of his ministerial Jaguar.

by | December 11, 2018 | 16:00

The cheerleader is said to have been six months pregnant when her body was found in a restaurant dumpster just one street from where she lived with her mum. Aaron Trejo, 16, is accused of knifing Breana Rouhselang , 17, and dumping her body in a bin after she concealed the fact she was expecting his child, it has been claimed.

by | December 11, 2018 | 15:56

Those bans were provocative enough but Canadian police have just arrested Ms Meng, a rising star on Huawei's board, after receiving an order to deport her to the USA over charges that have more than a whiff of geopolitics. China summoned the USA ambassador in Beijing on Sunday to lodge a "strong protest" over Meng's arrest, calling it "extremely bad" and demanding the US cancel its extradition request linked to allegations that she broke USA laws prohibiting trade with Iran .

by | December 11, 2018 | 14:42

In November a USA navy fighter jet from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan crashed into the sea off Japan's southern island of Okinawa, home to around 50,000 U.S. "We know this hard decision was made after all resources were exhausted in the vigorous search for the Marines". Kyodo news reported that the airmen might have been taking part in a nighttime midair refuelling exercise - a hard manoeuvre used on long-range flights - when the collision occurred.

by | December 11, 2018 | 14:15

South Korea's Moon Jae-In hosted the Winter Olympics, attended three summits with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, and brokered a meeting between Trump and Kim. The film had the sixth highest grossing opening weekend of all time , according to Box Office Mojo . His death was met with global outrage and scrutiny of the Saudi regime.

by | December 11, 2018 | 13:44

The Supreme Court rejected appeals Monday from Louisiana and Kansas in their attempts to defund Planned Parenthood through their Medicaid programs. "The pro-life citizens of states like Kansas and Louisiana, through their elected representatives, have clearly expressed their will". Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast and Andersen v.

by | December 11, 2018 | 12:55

Ambassador Sung Kim said. The Balangiga Bells, which were used to warn residents in Balangiga town in Samar province of an imminent attack from American troops, was confiscated by USA soldiers in 1901 after they killed hundreds of men, women, and children in an incident dubbed as the "Balangiga Massacre".

by | December 11, 2018 | 12:42

Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee representing rank-and-file Tory lawmakers, said May's decision to pull the vote "is clearly the right thing to do". Theresa May will make a statement to MPs on Monday afternoon following reports she has cancelled Tuesday's crunch vote on her Brexit deal . The European Court of Justice ruled that when an EU member country has notified its intent to leave, "that member state is free to revoke unilaterally that notification".