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by | May 09, 2019 | 03:33

According to Malaysian Attorney General Tommy Thomas, the funds are part of recovery from asset seizures related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a state fund founded by former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak. "The first tranche of returned funds of US$57,036,688.68 was credited into the 1MDB asset recovery account, a segregated trust account, opened specifically for this objective".

by | May 09, 2019 | 00:05

He did not respond to questions from journalists, but his agenda is expected to include the missile test, as well as other aspects of talks with North Korea, including plans for possible humanitarian aid. North Korean military conducts a "strike drill" for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapon into the East Sea during a military drill in North Korea, in this May 4, 2019 photo supplied by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

by | May 09, 2019 | 00:04

The prosecutor overseeing the case against two suspects in a fatal Colorado school shooting says the community remains resilient in the face of multiple shootings in the area over the last 20 years . According to the New York Post , Devon Erickson's Facebook page showed no indication that he wanted to gun down his classmates at STEM School Highlands Ranch.

by | May 08, 2019 | 21:23

Ramaphosa - who became ANC leader after narrowly defeating a faction allied with Zuma - has promised to improve service delivery, create jobs and fight corruption. But he has struggled to land punches on Ramaphosa or to convince many black middle-class voters that the DA is not still a "white" party. "Vote for the future of this country and the South Africans who are unemployed", said Maimane after voting in Soweto, insisting the poll was not "a beauty pageant but a contract" between ...

by | May 08, 2019 | 19:28

Trump's tweets initially sent the market reeling on Monday. But on Sunday he increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods from 10% to 25% and said he might also apply the 25% tariff to another $325 billion worth of goods. Weak trade figures might "add more pressure to leaders from both sides to get a deal done", Macquarie Bank said in a report. The tariffs Trump has threatened are set to go into effect only a day after Liu's arrival.

by | May 08, 2019 | 17:30

He was scheduled to remain on parole until 2024, before Trump granted the full pardon. Behenna's case attracted broad support from the military, Oklahoma elected officials and the public, Sanders said . However, his sentence was later reduced to 15 years, and he was paroled in 2014, after serving less than five years of jail time . Many critics took to Twitter to share their dismay at the presidential pardon, and highlight particularly gruesome details pertaining to the killing and ...

by | May 08, 2019 | 17:01

He said that Bibi's safe arrival in Canada was the result of hard work by activists, foreign diplomats and others -who stood by Bibi in hard times and worked for her freedom. The assassin, Mumtaz Qadri, has been celebrated as a martyr by hard-liners since he was hanged for the killing, with millions visiting a shrine set up for him near Islamabad .

by | May 08, 2019 | 17:01

John Murphy, a senior analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, wrote in a research note: "We believe the threat of incremental trade friction could have material and negative ramifications for the auto industry". Stephens said prices already are depressed, so "we need the China market reopened to USA soybean exports within weeks, not months or longer", and before the 2019 harvest begins in September.

by | May 08, 2019 | 16:10

In the last 10 days, Muslims keep vigil at homes and in the mosque (masjid). Many Muslims will not eat or drink water during daylight for the month. Egyptians follow the tradition of the "fanoos", a Ramadan lantern that is often the centerpiece at an iftar table or seen hanging in shop windows and from balconies.

by | May 08, 2019 | 15:55

Iran may be plotting to retaliate against the USA for a series of economic sanctions imposed by President Trump, American officials have said, though Pompeo declined to discuss specific intelligence. "We've urged the Iraqi government for its own security to get all of those forces under Iraqi central control", Pompeo said. Iraq has a close relationship with the U.S., which has led the global coalition in the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

by | May 08, 2019 | 15:00

In a shot at President Trump, he said he hoped when he is released, "the country will be in a place without xenophobia, injustice and lies at the helm". Trump's illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience", Cohen testified . He had pleaded guilty to tax and bank fraud, lying to Congress and campaign expenditure violations for paying hush money to two women who said they had affairs with Mr Trump.

by | May 08, 2019 | 14:44

President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran would move on to resuming high level uranium enrichment if the remaining signatories - Britain , France , Germany , China and Russian Federation - did not make good on promises to shield its oil and banking sectors in the next 60 days.

by | May 08, 2019 | 14:26

China's top trade negotiator Liu He will visit the US this week for a new round of high-wire talks, in a sign Beijing is battling to keep negotiations on track after President Donald Trump ratcheted up pressure with plans to raise tariffs on Chinese goods Friday.

by | May 08, 2019 | 13:59

The Russian Investigative Committee later said the fragments were moved into a hangar and black boxes handed to experts. The disaster killed 41 of the 78 people on board, including two children . "Then it was like a slap , a flash , like electricity. It all happened very quickly". It's not yet clear why the plane turned back to Moscow, though storms were in the area and passengers reportedly said the plane was struck by lightning .

by | May 08, 2019 | 11:15

A second police official who spoke on condition of anonymity also said that a security vehicle had been targeted in the blast. The shrine, which is the burial site of saint Ali Hajveri, has been under heavy security cover since then. The nature of the blast is yet to be determined, but police suspect it was a suicide attack. Since then, security has dramatically improved but militants retain the ability to carry out dramatic attacks.

by | May 08, 2019 | 09:17

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif earlier told reporters Tehran would be backing out of some " voluntary commitments " under the 2015 agreement as a response to the EU's inability to stand up to the pressure of Washington's attempts to isolate Iran.

by | May 08, 2019 | 08:03

Ross Baker , professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and Congress watcher. Since Mueller's testimony is inevitable, Barr and the White House have to ask themselves what they will gain by putting it off by forcing Nadler to go to court.

by | May 08, 2019 | 06:56

Because of his losses, the Times said that Trump had not been required to pay income taxes for eight of the 10 years it examined. But one of the president's personal lawyers, Charles Harder, is quoted in the report as saying the tax information was "demonstrably false".

by | May 08, 2019 | 06:40

She doesn't comply with his orders and instead asks "Why am I being apprehended?" Encinia, who was sacked after being indicted for perjury over the traffic stop, said he came to fear for his safety after stopping Bland for failing to signal a lane change.

by | May 08, 2019 | 05:45

That comes right in the middle of Liu's visit. China was "well prepared for other potential outcomes" of its trade talks with the USA, "including a temporary breakdown in talks", the Global Times newspaper said in an editorial Tuesday. This change suggests that Liu would not be making the final decision while in Washington . China is notorious for its bad faith in worldwide relations, so we shouldn't be surprised that it apparently has reneged on commitments made during negotiations.