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Venezuela arrests six top executives from PDVSA's US subsidiary Citgo - 22/11 5:57 am

Venezuela on Tuesday arrested the acting president and five other top executives in charge of Citgo, the US refinery subsidiary of troubled state oil company PDVSA, on corruption charges. "Six senior executives have been arrested," said chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab, adding that the charges included embezzlement, bid rigging, money laundering and criminal association. The Citgo chief, Jose Angel Pereira, was arrested in Caracas.





Man arrested in cop killing; mom accused of helping him flee - 22/11 5:50 am

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) Tips from informants helped lead law enforcement to the man accused of fatally shooting a rookie police officer, and the suspect's mother is accused of helping him evade arrest during a four-day manhunt, officials said Tuesday.





Iran's Rouhani urges France to remain "realistic, impartial" in Middle East - 22/11 2:48 am

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - France can play a productive role in the Middle East by taking a "realistic and impartial approach", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, in a phone call on Tuesday, according to Iranian state media. Tensions between Iran and France increased last week after Macron said that Tehran should be less aggressive in the region and should clarify its ballistic missile program.





US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters - 22/11 1:35 am

US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 10:30 am local Somalia time (0730 GMT), killing more than 100 militants," the US Africa Command said in a statement.





Syria in ruins but Assad's hold on power looks firm - 22/11 1:24 am

BEIRUT (AP) His nation is a smoldering ruin, much of it held by rival armed factions, domestic or foreign. Half the population is displaced, hundreds of thousands have died and much of the West regards him as a tyrant and human rights abuser. But Syrian President Bashar Assad appears to have survived the war and is likely to hold onto power for the foreseeable future.





Turkish lira hits record low against dollar - 21/11 10:44 pm

The embattled Turkish lira hit record lows against the dollar on Tuesday as investors took fright over an impending trial in the United States and changes to banking regulations. The Turkish lira lost over one percent in value to trade at 3.97 to the dollar late morning, testing the never-before-reached 4.0 ceiling, before rallying slightly to 3.95 in the early evening. The latest drop followed the delay on Monday of a scheduled trial in the United States of Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza ..





Philippines' Duterte defends troops on looting in Marawi siege - 21/11 7:39 pm

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday rejected allegations by a rights group that troops engaged in looting during the bloody battle against Islamic State followers in the southern city of Marawi. Duterte also assured soldiers he would protect their interests following allegations by Amnesty International that they had committed abuses during the five-month battle in Marawi that left over a thousand people dead. "Those (allegations) of stealing in Marawi, I don't believe it.





The real story behind the presidential turkey pardon - 21/11 6:37 pm

The presidential pardon of the Thanksgiving turkey has become an annual event, but the peace between the fowl and the White House is a relatively thing. And in fact, a few presidents actually ate their guests!





Russia's Putin hosts Syria's Assad for talks: Kremlin - 21/11 2:41 pm

By Katya Golubkova and Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to talk about the need to move from military operations to the search for a political solution to Syria's conflict, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. Russia is actively trying to build an international consensus around a peace deal for Syria, over two years after Moscow began a military intervention that turned the tide of the conflict in Assad's favor.





U.S. airman killed in Texas plane crash - 21/11 11:32 am

The two-seat, T-38 Talon jet crashed about 4 p.m. Monday, roughly 14 miles northwest of the air base near U.S. 90 in Del Rio, Texas, officials said. The surviving pilot was transferred to Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio. Base officials were not available for comment late Monday.





New Palestinian city rises with sleek homes, boutiques - 21/11 11:05 am

With wide boulevards, fashionable shopping and a Roman-style amphitheatre, the newly built Palestinian city of Rawabi is the culmination of a decades-long dream for developer Bashar al-Masri. It boasts an extreme sports centre and 15,000-seater amphitheatre hung with giant pictures of Arab and Western entertainment stars, while a cinema and winery are set to be built.





Argentina's navy says sounds didn't come from missing sub - 21/11 11:02 am

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) Sounds detected by probes deep in the South Atlantic on Monday did not come from an Argentine submarine that has been lost for five days, the country's navy said Monday, dashing newfound hope among relatives of the 44 sailors aboard.





Noises detected in Argentine sub search disappoint - 21/11 10:15 am

Experts ruled out Monday the possibility that noise detected at sea could have come from an Argentine submarine missing with 44 people aboard, in the latest bad news to hit their relatives. "The sound footprint could not correspond to a sub's... it may have been a noise from a living thing," said navy spokesman Enrique Balbi. "The search continues," he added, noting that there are 14 vessels and 10 aircraft scouring area 24 hours a day in the midst of a storm front in the South Atlantic that is ..





Sounds detected in undersea area where Argentine sub went missing - 21/11 5:40 am

By Walter Bianchi and Maximiliano Rizzi MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine authorities were analyzing sounds detected by probes deep in the South Atlantic on Monday as they searched for a navy submarine that went missing five days ago after reporting an electrical malfunction. "Special software is being used to study different sounds and acoustics," navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told reporters in Buenos Aires. The probes are being carried out 360 km (223 miles) off the ..





U.S. general sets two-year goal for driving back Afghan Taliban - 21/11 1:46 am

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Monday he believes he could help Afghan forces drive back the Taliban enough to control at least 80 percent of the country within two years, compared with about two-thirds today. General John Nicholson, citing counter-insurgency doctrine, said gaining 80 percent control of the country would represent a turning point in the 16-year-old conflict, which has become the longest U.S war. "This we believe ..





German crisis brings headache for EU - 21/11 1:26 am

Germany's political crisis threatens to paralyse the EU, experts warn, robbing it of Chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership just as it wrestles with Brexit negotiations and ambitious French proposals for far-reaching reforms. The collapse of Merkel's efforts to form a ruling coalition in Berlin means Europe's biggest economy faces months without a proper government able to take bold decisions, undermining hopes of relaunching the EU after the shock of Brexit. The EU insisted on Monday that it ..





Ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili challenges Ukraine government - 21/11 12:59 am

In a new challenge to the Ukrainian leadership, opposition leader Mikhail Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, said Monday that Ukraine needs a new Cabinet and he's ready to lead it.





Is China making U.S. irrelevant to the future of automobiles? - 21/11 12:00 am

The first automobile was invented in Germany in 1885 by Karl Benz, but it was the U.S. that led the building of the global 20th-century automobile industry. Through the turn of the current century, the U.S. new-vehicle market was the world's largest, and General Motors was for decades the world's largest car company. Neither of those is still the caseand an increasing number of analysts, commentators, and industry executives have worried that the U.S. may become less relevant to the future ..





U.S., Afghan forces strike opium factories to curb Taliban funds - 20/11 10:48 pm

By Girish Gupta KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. and Afghan forces have launched joint attacks on Taliban opium factories to try to curb the insurgent group's economic lifeline, officials from both countries said on Monday. U.S. Army General John Nicholson showed videos at a press conference of targeted aerial strikes against what he described as Taliban drug factories. "Last night we conducted strikes in northern Helmand to hit the Taliban where it hurts, in their narcotics financing," said Nicholson, ..





Argentina navy says sub reported problem in final call - 20/11 10:32 pm

Argentina's navy revealed Monday that a submarine missing for five days reported a mechanical breakdown in its final communication, and that weekend signals did not come from the vessel, dimming hopes for its 44 crew members. It was therefore asked to change course and go to Mar del Plata," said Gabriel Galeazzi, the head of the naval base in the northeastern city, located 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Buenos Aires. Enrique Balbi, a spokesman for the navy, meanwhile told a press ..





Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta's presidential win - 20/11 10:08 pm

By Maggie Fick and Duncan Miriri NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month's repeat presidential vote, paving the way for him to be sworn in next week. Chief Justice David Maraga said all six judges dismissed the two legal challenges to the vote. The opposition coalition NASA insisted the government was illegitimate.





Two killed in protests after Kenya's top court upholds election - 20/11 9:11 pm

Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday validated the election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta, sparking opposition protests that left two dead, according to police. While the court decision led to celebrations in ruling party strongholds, protesters took to the street in opposition areas in the capital and the west of the country. One protester was killed in Nairobi's Kibera slum, while a paramedic tending the injured at a demonstration in western Migori was also shot dead, according to police.





US military in Japan under alcohol ban after accident - 20/11 9:04 pm

US Forces in Japan banned all personnel from consuming alcohol after a drink-driving accident on the island of Okinawa where anti-base sentiment runs high.





What next? Germany's options after coalition talks collapse - 20/11 8:37 pm

BERLIN (AP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel's attempt to put together a previously untried government with two smaller and ideologically diverse parties has collapsed. Germany's election on Sept. 24 left only two politically plausible combinations with a majority in parliament, and the breakdown of coalition talks Sunday night appears to have removed one of those a coalition of Merkel's conservative Union bloc, the pro-business Free Democrats and the traditionally left-leaning Greens.





Zarrab trial in U.S. is a 'clear plot against Turkey', government says - 20/11 8:01 pm

A U.S. court case against a wealthy Turkish gold trader is a "clear plot against Turkey" that lacks any legal basis, Ankara's government spokesman said on Monday, ratcheting up rhetoric ahead of a trial that has strained diplomatic relations. Bekir Bozdag also told a news conference that the U.S. case was aimed at harming economic relations between Turkey, Iran and Russia. "The Zarrab case is a clear plot against Turkey, a political case and lacking any legal basis," Bozdag told a news ..





7.0 quake off New Caledonia sparks tsunami alert but no damage - 20/11 1:09 pm

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia on Monday, triggering a brief tsunami warning and evacuation alert but causing no significant damage, local officials said. The US Geological Survey said the shallow tremor hit approximately 82 kilometres east of the lightly populated Loyalty Islands at around 09:45 am (2245 GMT). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially issued an alert saying areas within 300 kilometres (180 miles) could be affected, ..





Televisa exec shot dead outside Mexico City while riding bike - 20/11 12:43 am

Adolfo Lagos, the head of struggling Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa's telecoms unit izzi, was shot dead on Sunday on the outskirts of Mexico City, the state attorney general's office said in a statement. The attorney general's office for the State of Mexico, which surrounds the capital, said it was investigating the homicide near the ancient Teotihuacan pyramids. In his Twitter profile photo, Lagos is shown riding a bike.





Woman says she was harassed by New York state employee - 20/11 7:17 am

NEW YORK (AP) An upstate New York woman struggling to find a place to live and a job after ending an abusive relationship said a state employee helped her, only to use it as an excuse to sexually harass and assault her, and the governor's office knew and did nothing to stop it, according to a lawsuit.





10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever - 20/11 6:15 am

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans the most ever in a single Rhodes class as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before.





Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action - 20/11 5:14 am

CAIRO (AP) In a resolution long on criticism but short on concrete steps, Arab foreign ministers who met in Cairo Sunday delivered a tirade of criticism against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, saying Tehran was destabilizing the region.





Disturbing video shows dying WWII vet was neglected in nursing home - 20/11 4:26 am

James Dempsey, 89, of Woodstock, Ga., died in 2014 at the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center. At first it appeared the decorated veteran of World War II had died of natural causes. And then his family watched the footage on a hidden camera they had put in his room.





Protesters march in solidarity with hurricane-hit Puerto Rico - 20/11 4:21 am

Protesters marched Sunday in Washington in solidarity with hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, criticizing the lackluster US response to the storm and calling for reform. Demonstrators gathered at the US Capitol with Puerto Rican flags and signs that read "Fight for Puerto Rico," then marched toward the Lincoln Memorial at the other end of the National Mall. "We have men and women in Puerto Rico who are suffering.





Saudi, Bahrain target Iran at Arab League meeting - 20/11 4:01 am

Saudi Arabia warned Sunday that it would not stand idly by in the face of Iranian "aggression", as Bahrain said the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement was "in total control" of Lebanon. The foreign ministers of both Gulf states spoke at an extraordinary general meeting of the Arab League at its Cairo headquarters, called by Riyadh. The meeting comes as tensions soar between regional arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, including over League member Lebanon.





Mugabe agrees to stand down as Zimbabwe president: source - 20/11 3:49 am

Robert Mugabe agreed on Sunday to resign as Zimbabwe's president hours after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge, a source familiar with the negotiations said.





French police officer kills three before committing suicide - 20/11 2:14 am

A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning the gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend, authorities said Sunday. The Paris officer, Arnaud Martin, finished his shift on Saturday evening and went to meet his girlfriend in Sarcelles, a suburb north of the capital city, to discuss ending their relationship.





Pieces of once-mighty NY bridge get new life in rural towns - 20/11 2:11 am

Steel and concrete panels that were once part of a mighty bridge that carried 50 million vehicles a year across the Hudson River north of New York City will find new life spanning streams along sleepy country roads.





Crush near Morocco's Essaouira kills at least 15 women - 20/11 2:06 am

At least 15 women were killed and five injured Sunday in a crush as food aid was distributed near the coastal tourist town of Essaouira in western Morocco, authorities and witnesses said. A witness told AFP that hundreds of women had gathered at a village marketplace for a distribution of flour organised annually by a prominent benefactor from the region who lives in the commercial capital, Casablanca. "The local authorities on the spot were overwhelmed.





US serviceman arrested for fatal road accident in Okinawa - 20/11 2:05 am

A US Marine who tested positive for excess alcohol was arrested in Japan's southern island of Okinawa on Sunday after an elderly local man was killed in a road accident, police said. The 20-year-old was held for alleged negligent driving resulting in death, said Kazuhiko Miyagi, a road traffic officer with Okinawa police. The US Marine Corps confirmed the accident in a statement, expressing "sincere condolences" to the family of the dead man and promising full cooperation with the investigation.





US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused - 20/11 1:58 am

The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal.





Defiant Hun Sen tells U.S. to cut all aid to Cambodia - 20/11 1:21 am

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen challenged the United States on Sunday to cut all aid after it announced it was ending funding for a general election next year in response to the dissolution of the main opposition party, media reported.




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I did what I could for Anwar, says Dr Mahathir - Free .. - FMT
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'The people are free': Zimbabweans react to the fall .. - Theguardian
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Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million .. - Bloomberg
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Tough to choose between 2 good Huawei phones - The .. - Straitstimes
The Straits Times Tough to choose between 2 good Huawei phones The Straits Times Both phones in Huawei's latest Mate 10 line - the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro - look and feel like different phones, even though they belong to the same family. Despite what the naming convention may have you ..
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Uber Paid Hackers $100000 to Cover Up a Breach .. - Vice
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