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Family ties: 3 Iraqis in US allegedly hid link to kidnapper

Family ties: 3 Iraqis in US allegedly hid link to kidnapper Hasan's wife Enas Ibrahim, 32, was also arrested. Now, prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia say Al Mashhadani lied about being kidnapped and about his own connection to a vicious kidnapper. The F.B.I. said it had learned the brothers withheld the information when Mr. Mashhandani was fingerprinted as part of the citizenship process. "He said, 'We know you are good people.' I told him, ... [Full Article...]

More Gear VR Controller Titles Revealed by Samsung

More Gear VR Controller Titles Revealed by Samsung Samsung debuted its new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones Wednesday, showing it's willing to fight back after months of getting knocked to the canvas in the debacle that enveloped the Galaxy Note 7. By comparison, the Galaxy S7 has a Super AMOLED Quad HD screen and 2560×1440 resolution. The S8 phone's display measures 5.8 inches diagonally, compared with 5.1 inches on the S7 . [Full Article...]

Wife of British parliament assailant condemns attack

Wife of British parliament assailant condemns attack Masood, 52, mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge with a hired auto last Wednesday before fatally stabbing a policeman outside Parliament. The inquest for the victims is expected to be adjourned at Westminster's Coroner's Court as police continue to investigate the attack. [Full Article...]

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is jailed for 15 days

On the campaign trail in the Siberian city of Barnaul last week, Navalny was sprayed with green antiseptic. Russia's leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny and his su. "We can't agree with these calls", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call, saying the police had been professional and properly enforced Russian law. [Full Article...]

Judge says 'sanctuary' jail led to immigration sweep

Judge says 'sanctuary' jail led to immigration sweep It also included at least one county that did honor the detainers - the Nassau County sheriff's office in NY was quick to point out that it had been wrongly named in the list. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to start producing the list last month. Montgomery County, Iowa, and Snohomish County, Wash., both tied for fourth with 12 ignored deta... [Full Article...]

'Fair chance' airstrike played role in Mosul deaths

Votel says the probe will look at what Islamic State militants did to contribute to the deaths, including use of human shields, on March 17. Amnesty International's report quoted survivors and eyewitnesses of airstrikes that have killed civilians as saying that "they did not try to flee as the battle got underway because they received repeated instructions from the Iraqi authorities to rem... [Full Article...]

Arab leaders to work on Mideast peace deal

The two countries have disagreed over Syria and the transfer of two Red Sea islands from Egypt to Saudi Arabia. Two men in suits rushed to help him to his feet as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stood nearby. The Arab League chief also urged Arab governments to do more to resolve Syria's long-running conflict rather than leaving it to other powers. The report added that Israeli and Ara... [Full Article...]

European Union seeks unity amid crises

European Union seeks unity amid crises May has been adamant she intends to take Britain out of the European Union following the referendum and will formally announce the start of the two-year leaving process on Wednesday. This is a draft document which will have, probably, insertions from different countries. The further development of the European Union remains an ambitious project. [Full Article...]

Bob Dylan to receive Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm at weekend

Bob Dylan to receive Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm at weekend Danius didn't specify if the meeting would be held before or after the concerts. Dylan has until June to deliver a lecture . Dylan didn't attend the awards ceremony in December. The uncertainty over Bob Dylan receiving Nobel prize came to an end on Wednesday. (Taped Nobel lectures are presented now and then, the latest of which was that of Nobel Laureate Alice Munro in 2013.) At this point no... [Full Article...]

US AG threatens to pull funding from sanctuary cities

The Trump administration said it expects to release its second report on cities and counties that do not honor ICE detainer requests later in the week. Appointed by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cantil-Sakauye said immigration enforcement raids would have a chilling effect on immigrants reporting crimes, bearing witness in court and cooperating with law enforcement, the Sacramento Bee... [Full Article...]

EU's Tusk says Brexit will be damage control for both sides

At NE1 we have already built relationships in the Middle East through the Arab- British Chamber, and in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Germany and in Sweden, to ensure the North East remains at the heart of United Kingdom exporting. Ms May's six-page Brexit letter set a positive tone for the talks though it admitted that the task of extracting the United Kingdom from the European Union was momentous ... [Full Article...]

Russia criticizes US-led coalition over bombing of Syria dam

Russia criticizes US-led coalition over bombing of Syria dam US -backed forces in northern Syria said Monday paused military operations near a major dam held by the Islamic State group in order to allow engineers to fix any problems after conflicting reports about its stability. The SDF and the coalition have both said the dam is not in danger, but they paused their assault to capture it on Monday and gave engineers access to spillways at the northern e... [Full Article...]

Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices

In what analysts called a surprise move, Samsung Electronics said it mulled selling modified versions of the Galaxy Note 7, which were permanently scrapped in October of a year ago following a global recall. Moreover, the handset maker will take into consideration local demand for refurbished Note 7 phones. We'll be waiting to see how the process for selling refurbished Note 7 devices winds up... [Full Article...]

German official accuses Turkey of 'intolerable' spying

German official accuses Turkey of 'intolerable' spying Thomas de Maizière, Germany's interior minister, said "espionage activities on German soil are punishable and are not tolerated by us". Germany, the Netherlands and other countries have objected to the Turkish president sending senior ministers on visits to western Europe for overtly disguised campaign rallies to drum up support for a referendum that could foreseeably limit civil liberties in ... [Full Article...]

Manafort had worked to aid Putin

Manafort had worked to aid Putin Mr. Manafort and Mr. Deripaska maintained a business relationship until at least 2009, according to one person familiar with the work. The report appears to contradict earlier statements by the Trump administration, and Manafort himself, that he had never worked for Russian interests. [Full Article...]

Trump Company Reportedly Looking To Add Another Hotel In Washington, DC

Trump Company Reportedly Looking To Add Another Hotel In Washington, DC As part of a plan to triple the number of their hotels, President Donald Trump's company is reportedly looking to open a second Washington D.C. location. Officials in Vancouver, British Columbia, recently skipped a Trump tower opening and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser did the same when the aforementioned Trump International Hotel had its grand opening celebration. [Full Article...]

UK PM Theresa May triggers Brexit process

UK PM Theresa May triggers Brexit process Conservative British Prime Minister Theresa May declared on Wednesday there was no turning back from Brexit . The European Parliament itself put out strong negotiating lines Wednesday, which are closely aligned to the tack chief negotiator EU Michel Barnier is expected to take. [Full Article...]

Ousted South Korea Leader Park Willing To Cooperate With Prosecutors: Yonhap

Prosecutors said on Wednesday that they planned to summon and question Park next week. Another opposition group, the People's Party, slammed Park for " showing zero willingness " to honour the Constitution and urged her to cooperate with prosecutors. [Full Article...]

German chancellor Merkel's response to Brexit

The two sides now have until March 2019 to agree on a divorce settlement and - if possible - establish a new relationship between Britain, the world's fifth-largest economy, and the European Union, a vast single market stretching over 27 countries and half a billion people. [Full Article...]

Scottish lawmakers back Nicola Sturgeon's call for new referendum on independence

The two leaders met Monday in Glasgow ahead of the United Kingdom government's plans to trigger Article 50 on Wednesday, the formal announcement of a separation from the EU. The pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP), which had long advocated for the referendum, billed it as a once-in-a-generation vote. It's unclear what could break the stalemate between Edinburgh and London. [Full Article...]

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