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  • Germany downplays flap over Tunisia invite to Libya summit

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    The German government on Monday downplayed Tunisia's rejection of a last-minute invitation to a weekend conference on Libya that had ruffled feathers in the North African nation. Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted world powers and other countries that have backed one side or the other in Libya's long-running civil war, in a bid to get those who have influence in Libya on the same page. Libya's two main rival leaders also were invited to Berlin, where they held talks with Merkel and her foreign minister ahead of Sunday's conference.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:29:15 -0500
  • Meng Wanzhou's freedom on trial as China-U.S. clash plays out in Canada court

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    VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Reuters) - Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou will be in a Vancouver courtroom on Monday for the first day of her extradition trial, a process expected to take months - possibly years - to decide whether she can be extradited from Canada to the United States. The United States has charged her with bank fraud, and accused her of misleading HSBC Holdings Plc about Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's [HWT.UL] business in Iran. Meng, 47 is the daughter of Huawei's billionaire founder Ren Zhengfei and remains free on bail in Canada.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:25:12 -0500
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Don't forget these women who helped propel the civil rights movement

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    As the nation celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, it is also a time to remember the women who helped King propel the civil rights movement forward. "There would be no King holiday, no civil rights movement, no opportunity to be reflective of how far we’ve come if it wasn’t for scores of women," said Marcia Chatelain, associate professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University. There were women who boycotted, women who organized carpools and held bake sales and women who strategized with King, all of whom helped chart the course of history.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:21:00 -0500
  • Supreme Court religious rights case has big implications for U.S. schools

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    Despite wondering every autumn whether she can afford it, Kendra Espinoza has worked hard to keep her two daughters in a small private Christian school in Kalispell, Montana, costing about $15,000 annually for them to attend. On top of her full-time office manager job, Espinoza has worked nights as a janitor in an office building to help pay for tuition, taking her daughters along to instill in them a strong work ethic. If you want something enough in life, Espinoza said, you have to fight for it.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:18:04 -0500
  • EU won't meet China halfway in investment talks - EU trade chief

    The European Union wants to agree a deal with China this year to protect foreign investment and increase investment market access, but it will not meet Beijing halfway, EU trade chief Phil Hogan said on Monday. Hogan told a conference held by business lobby group BusinessEurope that the EU wanted to see "concrete progress" from China on opening up its markets.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:17:29 -0500
  • Many involved in mass jail breakout of 75 prisoners who 'walked out of main gate'

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    At least seventy-five prisoners, including members of Brazil’s most powerful drug cartel, have broken free from a Paraguayan jail in an escape that was likely facilitated by prison officers, officials say.Authorities discovered a narrow tunnel, which was carefully hidden to avoid detection, though it is believed inmates were provided with inside help.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:11:15 -0500
  • FACTBOX-Festive cheer falls flat for some British retailers

    Britain's retailers reported mixed results for the critical Christmas period, with major supermarkets suffering their slowest festive season in years and retailers varied in their performance. British shoppers cut back on spending in late 2019, rounding off the worst year since at least the mid-1990s for retail sales as measured by an industry group amid uncertainty about Brexit and last month's election. The British arm of the German discount supermarket group said on Jan. 10 its total sales rose 11% in the four weeks to Dec. 29.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:10:47 -0500
  • Markets regulators struggling to keep up with technology: SEC's Jackson

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    The rapid growth of digital assets and computer-driven investment advice has become a key challenge for regulators in trying to keep up with technological advances while seeking to protect investors, a U.S. markets regulator said on Monday. Robert Jackson, a commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commision, said the agency was seeking to enact laws that facilitate the changes in technologies. One issue the SEC was grappling with was "robo advisors" - algorithms that help people make investment decisions.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:08:06 -0500
  • France: more countries back European-led naval mission in Hormuz

    A European-led naval mission in the Straits of Hormuz - a vital shipping route for world transport that has been impacted by military tensions in the Middle East - has won more political support from countries, said the French government on Monday. The French foreign affairs ministry said the mission now had the political support of Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal, besides France itself. Previously, the Netherlands, Denmark, Greece and France had expressed support for the European-led naval mission.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:07:16 -0500
  • FOREX-Dollar gains as U.S. economic strength supports sentiment

    The dollar rose to its strongest level of 2020 on Monday after last week's run of data confirmed that the U.S. economy is holding up well, while China's yuan briefly hit a new six-month high. Investors are focused on central bank meetings in Japan, on Tuesday, and the European Central Bank meeting on Thursday. The strength in the U.S. economy underlines its relative outperformance versus the euro zone, although recent data point to a bottoming out in the European economy, as well as a recovery in China.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:05:23 -0500
  • Central banks can't save the world from climate change, BIS says

    BASEL/LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Central banks can't be expected to save the world from climate change, a new book by the Bank for International Settlement said on Monday, urging instead global co-ordination ranging from government policy to financial regulation. The book, titled "the Green Swan", in a play on the idea of "black swan" events, warned of the potentially seismic effects of climate change on the world's financial system. The number of extreme weather events has quadrupled over the last 40 years.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 -0500
  • PREVIEW-Supreme Court religious rights case has big implications for U.S. schools

    Despite wondering every autumn whether she can afford it, Kendra Espinoza has worked hard to keep her two daughters in a small private Christian school in Kalispell, Montana, costing about $15,000 annually for them to attend. On top of her full-time office manager job, Espinoza has worked nights as a janitor in an office building to help pay for tuition, taking her daughters along to instill in them a strong work ethic. If you want something enough in life, Espinoza said, you have to fight for it.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 -0500
  • Markets regulators struggling to keep up with technology -SEC's Jackson

    The rapid growth of digital assets and computer-driven investment advice has become a key challenge for regulators in trying to keep up with technological advances while seeking to protect investors, a U.S. markets regulator said on Monday. Robert Jackson, a commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commision, said the agency was seeking to enact laws that facilitate the changes in technologies. One issue the SEC was grappling with was "robo advisors" - algorithms that help people make investment decisions.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:56:10 -0500
  • Malta minister quits in latest fallout from journalist murder

    Another Maltese minister has quit after a paper reported links between her policeman husband and the man suspected of masterminding a journalist's murder, the government said on Monday. Corruption investigator Daphne Caruana Galizia was blown up by a car bomb in October 2017, prompting a lengthy inquiry that has caused political turmoil on the Mediterranean island, including the resignation of the prime minister. The latest official to quit was Justyne Caruana, a lawyer who was minister responsible for the small island of Gozo.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:54:07 -0500
  • Pitbull attack on elderly woman may have uncovered illegal dog fighting ring

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    Pitbull attack on elderly woman may have uncovered illegal dog fighting ring originally appeared on abcnews.go.comA vicious pitbull attack on a 71-year-old woman who was looking after 14 dogs at a family member’s property may have accidentally revealed an illegal dog fighting ring.The incident occurred on Saturday, Jan. 18 in York County, South Carolina, when police responded to a home in Hickory Grove to reports of a dog attack.When responding deputies arrived they found a 71-year-old woman lying on the ground after being attacked by a pitbull she was helping take care of. ...

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:45:43 -0500
  • Google owner calls for 'proportionate approach' to AI regulation

    Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google-owner Alphabet, urged regulators on Monday to take a "proportionate approach" when drafting rules for artificial intelligence (AI), days before the European Commission is due to publish proposals on the issue. Regulators are grappling with ways to govern AI, aiming to encourage innovation while curbing potential misuse, as companies and law enforcement agencies increasingly adopt the technology. Pichai said there was no question AI needs to be regulated, but that rulemakers should tread carefully.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:45:00 -0500
  • Former policeman among 3 militants killed in gunfight with Indian troops

    A former police officer was among three Islamist militants killed in a gunbattle with Indian troops in the disputed region of Kashmir on Monday, security officials said. The three men were responsible for the deaths of a dozen people, including four police officers, according to Dilbagh Singh, director general of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:42:40 -0500
  • Britain to set out goals for trade talks with EU - PM Johnson's spokesman

    Britain will publicly set out its goals for its future partnership with the European Union, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. The spokesman said that although there will be equivalence of rules at first after Brexit, Britain does not want alignment in the future and would pursue a free trade agreement similar to the one between the EU and Canada.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:39:13 -0500
  • Nigerian artist makes dark skin prosthetics to boost patients' confidence

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    Michael Sunday is delighted, if a little stunned, as he admires his new right hand: a silicone glove-like prosthetic meant to help him return to normal life after he lost three fingers in a car accident a year ago.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:31:18 -0500
  • A Trump impeachment lawyer says he will defend the president by arguing that even if he did abuse his power, he hasn't committed any actual crimes

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    "The vote was to impeach on abuse of power, which is not within the constitutional criteria for impeachment," attorney Alan Dershowitz said.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:30:00 -0500
  • Militia leaders warn Virginia gun rally could get violent

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    A pro-gun rally expected to draw thousands around Virginia's capitol building on Monday has authorities bracing for violence, but it also marks shifting battle lines in the U.S. gun debate. "The Virginia election last November was an indictment of guns, and it was not an outlier," said Christian Heyne, who leads legislative efforts at the gun violence prevention group Brady.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:27:14 -0500
  • Xi says China will resolutely curb outbreak of new coronavirus -state media

    Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday the country would curb the spread of an outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus, state television reported. China had confirmed a total 217 cases of the coronavirus, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, by 1800 local time on Monday, state TV said.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:26:31 -0500
  • Explainer: How Trump's impeachment trial will differ from a criminal one

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    The U.S. Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will begin in earnest on Tuesday, when senators may begin hearing opening statements on why he should be removed from office. While senators will serve as jurors, legal experts say an impeachment trial will look fundamentally different from a U.S. criminal proceeding. HOW DOES AN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL WORK?

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:22:34 -0500
  • Democrats mark King's birthday on presidential campaign trail

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    Democrats locked in a tight race for their party's presidential nomination will mark the holiday that celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. by seeking the support of black voters. U.S. presidential candidates, including Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, will spend Monday in Iowa and South Carolina, which are among the first states to hold nominating contests in the race.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:17:17 -0500
  • Bridge linking Denmark to Sweden to get new lick of paint in 13-year operation

    The nearly eight-kilometre (five mile) bridge linking Denmark and Sweden is to get a new lick of paint for the first time since it opened for traffic in 2000, but it will take an estimated 13 years to complete the mega-project. The Oresund Bridge, made famous by the Nordic noir TV crime series 'The Bridge', needs the fresh coat of paint to maintain its steel structure. The project will involve painting some 300,000 square metres of bridge.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:12:52 -0500
  • Lebanon caretaker PM Hariri: new gov't needed urgently to avoid collapse

    Lebanon needs to urgently form a new government to get out of a cycle of collapse that has repercussions for the country's economic and security situation, caretaker prime minister Saad al-Hariri tweeted on Monday. Hariri said the country was headed to the "unknown" while obstruction has continued and the team responsible for forming a government has taken its time. Lebanon has been without a government since Hariri resigned on Oct. 29 in the face of mass protests.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:11:26 -0500
  • Senate's McConnell keeps cool in heated Trump impeachment trial

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    U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, which begins next week, may pose one of the greatest political challenges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has faced in more than three decades in Congress. McConnell, the top Republican in Congress, says America's founders created the Senate for moments such as this, to block the "factional fevers" and "runaway passions" of the House of Representatives. The reserved Senate leader, who represents Trump-friendly Kentucky, views with contempt the allegations by the Democratic-controlled House that the Republican president abused his power.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:10:33 -0500
  • Former German military translator on trial as Iran spy

    A German-Afghan man who worked for years as an interpreter and adviser for the German military went on trial Monday on charges of spying for Iranian intelligence. The 51-year-old man, who has been identified only as Abdul S. in line with German privacy rules, is charged with "a particularly serious case" of treason and with breaching official secrecy laws in 18 cases. Presiding judge Thomas Bergmann said the trial would be held behind closed doors “until further notice” because of security concerns.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:07:08 -0500
  • India's ruling party picks new president as challenges mount

    India's Hindu nationalist ruling party on Monday elevated a veteran lawmaker and long-time associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to become its president ahead of a string of state elections. Jagat Prakash Nadda, who rose through the ranks after cutting his teeth as a student leader in the 1970s, will become the new president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), replacing Amit Shah, currently India's Home Minister. Led by Modi and Shah, the BJP returned to power, winning in a general election in 2019 by a landslide majority, but the party has failed to keep its hold on a number of key Indian states amid growing criticism over some of its recent moves.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:03:17 -0500
  • Nigerian artist makes dark skin prosthetics to boost patients' confidence

    Michael Sunday is delighted, if a little stunned, as he admires his new right hand: a silicone glove-like prosthetic meant to help him return to normal life after he lost three fingers in a car accident a year ago.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:00:00 -0500
  • Militia leaders warn Virginia gun rally could get violent

    A pro-gun rally expected to draw thousands around Viriginia's capitol building on Monday has authorities bracing for violence, but it also marks shifting battle lines in the U.S. gun debate. "The Virginia election last November was an indictment of guns, and it was not an outlier," said Christian Heyne, who leads legislative efforts at the gun violence prevention group Brady.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:00:00 -0500
  • Democrats mark King's birthday on presidential campaign trail

    Democrats locked in a tight race for their party's presidential nomination will mark the holiday that celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. by seeking the support of black voters. U.S. presidential candidates, including Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, will spend Monday in Iowa and South Carolina, which are among the first states to hold nominating contests in the race.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:00:00 -0500
  • EXPLAINER-How Trump's impeachment trial will differ from a criminal one

    The U.S. Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will begin in earnest on Tuesday, when senators may begin hearing opening statements on why he should be removed from office. While senators will serve as jurors, legal experts say an impeachment trial will look fundamentally different from a U.S. criminal proceeding. HOW DOES AN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL WORK?

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:00:00 -0500
  • FACTBOX-Seven U.S. House Democrats to argue impeachment case against Trump in Senate

    Seven members of the House of Representatives will act as prosecutors in the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump, which begins in earnest on Tuesday. The House Intelligence Committee chairman, 59, has been a leading figure in the impeachment inquiry that preceded the House vote. Schiff spearheaded an investigation that featured testimony from U.S. officials about Trump's dealings with Ukraine, both in private and on national television.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:00:00 -0500
  • EXPLAINER-The new life of Prince Harry and Meghan after split from royal family

    Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will stop using their royal titles, give up state funding and repay taxpayer money used to refurbish their home at Windsor Castle as they seek to pursue new careers outside of Britain's royal family. Charles, heir to the throne and father of Prince Harry and Prince William, will continue to offer private financial support although the details of this was not spelled out.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:58:14 -0500
  • Apple's Cook says global corporate tax system must be overhauled

    Everyone knows that the global corporate tax system needs to be overhauled, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Monday, backing changes to global rules that are currently under consideration. The growth of internet giants such as Apple has pushed international tax rules to the limit, prompting the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to pursue global reforms over where multinational firms should be taxed.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:56:18 -0500
  • Italy's Salvini dares lawmakers to vote to put him on trial

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    Italy's right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini is daring fellow senators to vote to put him on trial for alleged kidnapping for keeping migrants aboard a rescue ship for days last year when he was interior minister. The Senate commission on parliamentary immunity meets later Monday to decide. Italy's governing center-left parties fear Salvini will exploit any lifting of his immunity for sympathy votes in a Jan. 26 regional election where he hopes his anti-migrant League party will triumph.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:51:13 -0500
  • Phew! Easing of strike brings relief for Paris commuters

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    Paris commuters who were careworn after six weeks of misery-inducing transport strikes found their smiles again Monday as some subway workers ended their walkouts against a contested overhaul of France's pension system. A weekend announcement by the subway wing of the UNSA union of a return to work after 46 consecutive days of strikes produced a marked improvement in services as the French capital embarked on a new week Monday. “It was very fluid,” said traveler Eric Lebrun, after taking a train and then riding the metro during the morning rush hour.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:49:05 -0500
  • Russian opposition wants big protest over Putin's plan to 'rule for ever'

    Russia's anti-Kremlin opposition said on Monday it planned to stage a big protest next month against President Vladimir Putin's proposed constitutional changes, which it cast as a ploy for Putin to rule for life. Putin, in a surprise move, last week unveiled a sweeping shake-up of the political system which led to the resignation of Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister along with his government. Putin's changes, which would amend the constitution to create new centres of power outside the presidency, were seen by many as giving the 67-year-old scope to extend his grip on power once his term expires in 2024.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:48:56 -0500
  • BBC's Hall to step down ahead of crunch funding talks with Britain

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    The BBC's most powerful man will step down in six months to allow a new person to lead negotiations with Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government over a new financing model for the publicly funded broadcaster. BBC Director General Tony Hall said he will step down in the summer, ahead of a mid-point review of the broadcaster's charter in 2022 and a negotiation of a new deal when it expires in 2027. Hall, who was appointed director general in 2012, said one leader should oversee both stages of the negotiation.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:47:36 -0500
  • Nepal rescuers call off search for trekkers after new avalanches

    Rescuers in Nepal called off efforts on Monday to find seven people, including four South Korean trekkers, after fresh avalanches hit the Annapurna region where the group went missing last week, an official said. Three Nepali guides were among the group struck by an avalanche on Friday along the popular trekking route at the base of Mount Annapurna, the world’s 10th highest mountain, at 8,091 metres (26,545 feet). A military helicopter flew an army search and rescue team and sherpa climbers to the area, but "bad weather, heavy snow and continuous avalanches" prevented them from landing, said Mira Acharya, a tourism department official.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:43:00 -0500
  • Iran's steps to reduce commitments to nuclear pact are over- Iran foreign minister

    Iran's steps in reducing commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal are over, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday, according to the parliament's news site ICANA. "The steps of reducing commitments are finished but if the Europeans continue their improper behavior or send Iran's file to the Security Council, we will withdraw from the NPT," Zarif said.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:35:17 -0500
  • A Drexel University professor has been charged with stealing $185,000 in government grant money to spend on Philadelphia strip clubs and iTunes

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    The Philadelphia district attorney's office charged Chikaodinaka Nwankpa with theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception last week.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:30:33 -0500
  • Myanmar govt-appointed panel finds no 'genocide' against Rohingya

    A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority. More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Rakhine state during weeks of brutal violence, during which the United Nations says gang rapes and mass killings were carried out with "genocidal intent".

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:30:16 -0500
  • UK issues commemorative coin celebrating rock band Queen

    Britain's Royal Mint has issued its first commemorative coin featuring a British rock group, in a tribute to the late Freddie Mercury and the three other band members of Queen. The coin, released on Monday, features the band's logo and instruments played by the Queen members: the Bechstein grand piano played by Freddie Mercury for "Bohemian Rhapsody", May's "Red Special" guitar, Roger Taylor's Ludwig bass drum with an early-day Queen crest and John Deacon's Fender Precision Bass. The coin's designer Chris Facey also paid tribute to "Bohemian Rhapsody", the band's most celebrated hit, with the keys of the piano on the coin pressed down for the opening notes of the song, The Royal Mint said in a press release.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:16:45 -0500
  • 75 years on, Holocaust survivors struggle to recover property in Poland

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    WARSAW/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lea Evron, 85, has only fragments of memories of the fur factory and the three-story apartment building her family owned before World War Two in Zywiec, a small town in southern Poland. What she does remember clearly is returning after the war, when most of her family had been killed in the Holocaust. A local woman said to her and her mother "Hitler promised to get rid of all of the Jews, and here they come home," Evron told Reuters in her apartment in New York.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:14:33 -0500
  • Trump to offer first detailed impeachment defense as pivotal week begins

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    After refusing to cooperate with the Democratic Party-led impeachment probe in the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump will on Monday offer his first comprehensive defense, before his trial begins in earnest in the Senate. "This is a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election - now just months away," Trump's lawyers argued in a six-page initial response to the charges on Saturday. Senior administration officials said Monday's document will offer a more detailed and aggressive defense in arguing that Trump is innocent of the charges and should not be removed from office, as Democrats are demanding.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:09:34 -0500
  • 75 years on, Holocaust survivors struggle to recover property in Poland

    WARSAW/NEW YORK Jan 20 (Reuters) - Lea Evron, 85, has only fragments of memories of the fur factory and the three-story apartment building her family owned before World War Two in Zywiec, a small town in southern Poland. What she does remember clearly is returning after the war, when most of her family had been killed in the Holocaust. A local woman said to her and her mother "Hitler promised to get rid of all of the Jews, and here they come home," Evron told Reuters in her apartment in New York.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:09:16 -0500
  • 10 years after landmark Citizens United Supreme Court decision, record cash flooding US elections

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    American elections have long been awash in cash, but a decade after the Supreme Court eliminated limits on political spending by outside groups, watchdogs say the system is drowning in it. Ten years ago this week, the court decided Citizens United v FEC, a landmark 5-4 ruling that unleashed billions of dollars from corporations, labor unions and other groups into American campaigns as a protected form of free speech. "The decision stands for freedom and encourages participation in the political process," said Michael Boos, vice president and general counsel of Citizens United, the conservative nonprofit organization which successfully challenged federal caps on independent political spending.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:07:00 -0500
  • Authorities brace for massive gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia

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    Law enforcement officials will be on high alert Monday as activists from around the country are expected to descend on Richmond, Virginia, to rally against the state’s progressive gun control proposals. Gun rights groups such as the Virginia Citizens Defense League and Gun Owners of America are planning a protest on the state’s Lobby Day. Lawmakers in Virginia have proposed a ban on assault rifles and a "red flag" law, which would give officials the power to confiscate weapons from an individual who poses a threat, among other gun control measures.

    Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:05:00 -0500
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