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Worldwide New York Judge Tosses Paul Manafort’s State Fraud Charges
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Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley said state law prohibits the type of case brought by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in an effort to ensure Manafort would be held accountable and remain in custody should Trump move to issue a pardon for the federal convictions.

Author: 0 What to expect as the House votes on the articles of impeachment

McCarthy's motion failed, and debate began shortly thereafter. The rare undertaking to impeach a president, set to unfold over more than six hours of debate Wednesday, is splitting the lawmakers in Congress much the way Americans have been divided over the issue.

Worldwide Rain and wind weather warnings extended for Wales
Author: 0 Rain and wind weather warnings extended for Wales

Updates from the Met Office suggest that the weather shows no signs of abating any time soon. A Met Office spokesperson said: "Strong south-easterly winds are expected to develop during Wednesday afternoon". "Through the whole three-day period many places are likely to see rainfall accumulations of 25mm or more, with some places having 50-70mm". She said: "It looks like quite a broad area of southern England is likely to get quite a lot of wet weather over the next couple of days and ...

Worldwide India protests rage against citizenship law, but Modi defiant
Author: 0 India protests rage against citizenship law, but Modi defiant

The matter will now be taken up next year on January 22. The government says it will protect people from persecution, but critics say it is part of a "Hindu nationalist" agenda to marginalise India's Muslims. The citizenship law follows the revocation of the special status of the Muslim-majority Kashmir region, and a court ruling clearing the way for the construction of a Hindu temple on the site of a mosque razed by Hindu zealots.

Worldwide Snow squall expected to hit Staten Island Wednesday afternoon
Author: 0 Snow squall expected to hit Staten Island Wednesday afternoon

Thursday , Dec. 19 will be sunny and very cold, with a high temperature only in the mid to upper 20s. "It doesn't last a long time, but can be very unsafe", Vallier-Talbot said. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22 degrees. With clear skies & winds going light, lows may tank to single digits (or even 0) Wednesday night .

Worldwide India slips to 112 in gender gap, in bottom 5 on health
Author: 0 India slips to 112 in gender gap, in bottom 5 on health

WEF forecasted that it will take 99.5 years for women to achieve parity on average, down from the 108 years forecast in last year's report. In the WEF's latest report the United Kingdom has slipped from 15th to 21st place. "Violence, forced marriage and discrimination in access to health remain pervasive". Ranked 54th on the list, the country has large numbers of women in traditionally the most segregated industries, such as engineering and cloud computing.

Worldwide Bad weather hampers search for missing after deadly NZ volcano eruption
Author: 0 Bad weather hampers search for missing after deadly NZ volcano eruption

A police spokesperson said on Sunday: "While it is most likely that the two remaining bodies are in the water, we need to be sure". An older story is below. Only one is thought to still be on the island, the other was sighted in the water earlier in the week, the Xinhua news agency reported. "The risk has not passed", Clement said.

Worldwide U.S. Rejects Relief for North Korea as Trump Warns Against Tests
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A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the United States , France, the United Kingdom, Russia or China to pass. The "crucial test" was the latest in a string of developments aimed at deterring the USA nuclear threat, state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.

Worldwide Teen questioned in college student murder case released
Author: 0 Teen questioned in college student murder case released

The New York Times reports the murder suspect walked into the courtroom on Friday wearing black sweatpants, Air Jordan sneakers and a navy hoodie. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement shortly after the attack, "The close-knit community at Barnard College is in shock right now".

Worldwide Lebanon: Two Months of Protest
Author: 0 Lebanon: Two Months of Protest

Sunday morning's violence around the epicentre of the protest site in Beirut was some of the worst since the demonstrations began two months ago. An AFP photographer saw men in plainclothes bludgeoning protesters, while anti-riot police fired rubber bullets at protesters throwing stones.

Worldwide Tamara Ecclestone has £50million worth of jewellery stolen from her London home
Author: 0 Tamara Ecclestone has £50million worth of jewellery stolen from her London home

Her father Bernie is the former director of the Formula One Group, which manages Formula 1 races and manages the commercial rights to the sport; he remains one of the richest men in Britain. Tamara is one of the three daughters of Bernie Ecclestone , whose fortune is estimated to be worth over three billion dollars. "Whoever did this was in the house for 50 minutes in total and had time to smash open the safes that are hidden in Tamara's dressing room and [husband] Jay's dressing ...

Worldwide Snow and ice warning for country is extended
Author: 0 Snow and ice warning for country is extended

Persistent rain will hit the southeast and there will also be frost and some freezing fog. It said Arctic air would bring frequent wintry showers and snow could settle to 3cm about 100-200m and to 5cm or more above 300m away from the coast.

Worldwide Suu Kyi has made herself the face of a murderous regime
Author: 0 Suu Kyi has made herself the face of a murderous regime

Backed by the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), Canada and the Netherlands , it is seeking emergency measures to prevent further violence against the Rohingya, pending a fuller case that could take years. He said that those killed included "infants beaten to death or torn from their mothers' arms and thrown into rivers to drown. How many of them were terrorists?" The lawyer said Suu Kyi had also failed to deny the conclusions of a 2018 United Nations investigation that ...

Worldwide Snow in store for Monday commute, freezing rain expected Tuesday
Author: 0 Snow in store for Monday commute, freezing rain expected Tuesday

Snow coats cars parked on Hemenway Street as the first winter storm of the season impacts the region on December 3, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. There looks to be lull in the storm overnight into Monday morning but pockets of freezing drizzle will be around for the AM commute.

Worldwide How Madrid talks fell short on climate ambition
Author: 0 How Madrid talks fell short on climate ambition

As hosts, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government faces the task of persuading countries to submit more ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions. "World leaders have a clear choice: stand by the blockers of progress such as the United States and Brazil that prioritize the profits of the fossil fuel polluters and big agribusiness over the well-being of their citizens, or listen to the voices of their people; the scientific community; and youth, indigenous, labor, business, ...

Worldwide US, Britain, Canada issue travel advisories to citizens against visiting India's northeast
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On the violent protest against the Act, FACAAB Convenor and senior journalist Manjit Mahanta claimed, "We suspect that the government is behind this". He denies this and says that Muslims from the three countries are not covered by the legislation because they have no need of India's protection. Several from the Northeast have claimed that the Citizenship rules puts the indigenous identity of the Northeastern regions at risk by legitimising several migrants, even though the central ...

Worldwide Boris Johnson confirmed as PM after audience with the Queen
Author: 0 Boris Johnson confirmed as PM after audience with the Queen

By comparison, the Labour Party had only won 203 seats while the Scottish National Party and Liberal Democrats picked up 48 and 11 seats respectively. Corbyn, who was elected leader in 2015, has alienated moderates by shifting the party firmly away from the centre ground that brought Labour three successive election victories under Tony Blair.

Worldwide Verbatim: Andrew Scheer's resignation announcement in the House of Commons
Author: 0 Verbatim: Andrew Scheer's resignation announcement in the House of Commons

But while the Conservatives come up short in terms of forming the government, the party did win more seats than four years earlier and won the popular vote, McColeman said. "We were exclusively dedicated to triggering a leadership election process, that's happened, so we'll be wrapping up and looking forward to seeing who throws their hat in the ring".