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 2022-01-25 13:51 

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Iran sentences French national to 8 years' jail for spying - TV...

PARIS (Reuters) -An Iranian court on Tuesday convicted French national Benjamin Briere of espionage, sentencing him to eight years in prison, BFM TV reported. Briere, 36, has been held in Iran since May 2020, when he was arrested after flying a helicam - ...

 2022-01-25 11:49 

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Russia adds Putin critic Navalny to list of 'terrorists and extremists'...

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and a handful of his allies were added on Tuesday to an official list of...

 2022-01-25 09:03 

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First woman judge sworn into Pakistan's Supreme Court...

Pakistan has a woman on its highest court for the first time. Ayesha Malik's swearing-in on Monday as a justice on Pakistan's Supreme Court was a landmark moment for the Islamic nation where women often struggle to get justice — especially i...

 2022-01-25 07:53 

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Husband says Iran sentenced activist wife to prison, lashes...

Iran has sentenced a prominent human rights activist to more than eight years prison, according to her husband. Parsi-based Taghi Rahmani tweeted on Sunday that his wife, Narges Mohammadi, was tried in five minutes and sentenced to prison and 70 lashes. L...

 2022-01-24 23:47 

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Noem pressures House to release AG fatal crash investigation...

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday pressured House lawmakers weighing impeachment charges against the state attorney general to release the investigative file on his 2020 fatal car crash. The Republican governor last year delivered the crash investig...

 2022-01-24 21:50 

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Belarus hacktivists target railway in anti-Russia effort...

A Belarusian hacktivist group says it has launched a limited cyberattack on the national railway company, aimed at impeding the movement of Russian troops and freight inside the Moscow-allied country. The group, Belarusian Cyber Partisans, said it had dis...

 2022-01-24 20:45 

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U.S. puts 8,500 troops on alert as Russia tensions ramp up...

The move comes as NATO allies deploy ships and aircraft to Eastern Europe....

 2022-01-24 16:24 

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Taliban hail Oslo meet as success 'in itself'...

On their first visit to Europe since returning to power, the Taliban is holding landmark talks with Western diplomats in Oslo over the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, a meeting the Islamist regime's Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi says is an...

 2022-01-24 14:44 

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What's a 990 form? A charity accounting expert explains...

Most nonprofits must file this paperwork with the IRS every year. Dean R Specker/iStock via Getty Images PlusMost tax-exempt nonprofits must file a 990 form with the Internal Revenue Service every year, typically in mid-May. The 990 is purely informationa...

 2022-01-24 12:20 

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Assange wins permission to appeal US extradition decision...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was on Monday given permission to appeal a decision to extradite him to the United States where he could face a lifetime in prison....

 2022-01-23 17:29 

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Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in Heart, Afghanistan...

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on Saturday in the western Afghan city of Herat, it said in a post on Telegram on Sunday. At least six people were killed when a blast ripped through a minivan in the city, officials said. Since the...

 2022-01-23 09:55 

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Talks with Taliban begin in Norway...

A Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Sunday started three days of talks with Western government officials and Afghan civil society representatives in Oslo amid a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. The ...

 2022-01-23 06:42 

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'Jihad Rehab' Takes Us Inside a Rehab Center for Islamic Terrorists...

Sundance Film FestivalThe fifth of Alcoholics Anonymous' 12 steps is to admit "to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs"—the reason being that honest confrontation of past misdeeds and mistakes is c...

 2022-01-22 18:14 

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Witnesses: Extremists abduct 17 girls in northeast Nigeria...

Islamic extremists have abducted 17 girls in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Saturday as the West African nation's military said it "remains resolute in decisively countering the terrorists." Members of the Boko Haram jihadi group attacked P...

 2022-01-22 16:50 

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On Abortion Law, the U.S. Is Unusual. Without Roe, It Would Be, Too....

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said last month that the United States was an international outlier in allowing abortion more than halfway through pregnancy. That later cutoff, he said, places the U.S. in the company of North Korea and China. It&...

 2022-01-22 14:48 

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Bitcoin pyramid schemes wreak havoc on Brazil's 'New Egypt'...

In April, Brazil's federal police stormed the helipad of a seaside hotel in Rio de Janeiro state, where they busted two men and a woman loading a chopper with 7 million reais ($1.3 million) in neatly packed bills. The detainees told police they worked...

 2022-01-22 13:14 

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German centre right elects Merkel critic as leader...

Germany's centre right opposition Christian Democrats on Saturday elected Friedrich Merz, a critic of former Chancellor Angela Merkel, as their new leader by a huge majority....

 2022-01-22 13:00 

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How a woman who was assaulted by a federal agent sought justice against her abuser...

Former U.S. Homeland Security agent John Olivas was charged with violating the civil rights of a girlfriend who says he sexually assaulted her....

 2022-01-22 05:00 

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'Minor incursion' by Russia could complicate West's response...

 2022-01-22 04:48 

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FEMA funding high capacity drive thru COVID testing site in Tucson...
 2022-01-22 00:59 

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Mitch McConnell slams 'outrageous mischaracterization' over his comment about Black voters...

Many people decried a comment Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made this week implying Black people aren't Americans. He responded Friday....

 2022-01-22 00:01 

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Brian Laundrie wrote he was responsible for Gabby Petito's death, FBI says...

Brian Laundrie left behind writings showing his...

 2022-01-21 22:04 

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Gabby Petito: Boyfriend of blogger 'responsible' for her murder...

Brian Laundrie admitted in a journal to killing Gabby Petito during a cross-country trip, says the FBI....

 2022-01-21 22:00 

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Tennessee Senate Republicans approve political redistricting plans...

Jan. 21—NASHVILLE — The Republican-controlled Tennessee Senate has approved political redistricting plans for the state's nine congressional seats and 33 state Senate districts. The Senate's green light set up final floor action in the...

 2022-01-21 21:09 

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Brian Laundrie wrote in notebook that he killed fiancee Gabby Petito, FBI says...

Brian Laundrie wrote in a notebook found with his remains that he killed fiancee Gabby Petito, the FBI said Friday....

 2022-01-21 17:57 

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Texas man charged with threatening officials; first case brought by DOJ task force on election threats...

This marks the first enforcement action by the Justice Department's Election Threats Task Force, launched by AG Merrick Garland and Deputy AG Lisa Monaco....

 2022-01-21 17:45 

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Sentence slashed in robbery that led to FBI agent's death...

A botched bank heist that led to the accidental death of an FBI agent earned convicted robber Francisco Herrera-Genao a 117-year prison sentence. Last June, a federal judge reduced Herrera-Genao's sentence to 22 years, citing provisions in the First S...

 2022-01-21 15:21 

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U.S. safety firm withdraws certification for two oil tankers over Iran sanctions...

Two tankers have had their environmental and safety classification withdrawn by a U.S. company that provides such certification, after accusations by a U.S. advocacy group that they had shipped cargoes of Iranian oil, documents seen by Reuters show. Count...

 2022-01-21 13:37 

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Nigeria extremists still 'very dangerous,' says UN official...

The Islamic extremist insurgency in northeast Nigeria is a "very, very dangerous (and) very threatening" crisis that needs more than $1 billion in aid in 2022 to assist those hit by the decade-long conflict, United Nations humanitarian chief Marti...

 2022-01-21 11:32 

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Blinken calls for Russia to release two U.S. citizens at Geneva talks...

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday raised the cases of Paul Whelan and Trevor Reed, two U.S. citizens detained in Russia and repeated Washington's call for their release during talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva. ...

 2022-01-21 10:08 

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21-day quarantine, 16 nasal swabs: Inside Hong Kong's 'zero-Covid' crackdown...

As the coronavirus pandemic enters its third year, traveling to Hong Kong is more complicated than ever, if you can get here at all....

 2022-01-21 09:50 

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Republican Group Torches Kevin McCarthy Over Jan. 6 In Scathing Ad Campaign...

A conservative group asks the House Minority Leader a blunt question about Jan. 6....

 2022-01-21 09:32 

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Taliban delegation due in Norway for humanitarian talks...

Representatives of Afghanistan's Taliban will arrive in Norway on Sunday for three days of talks on how to alleviate a humanitarian crisis, the Norwegian foreign ministry said on Friday....

 2022-01-21 08:47 

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Russia wants NATO forces to leave Romania, Bulgaria - foreign ministry...

The security guarantees that Russia seeks from the West include provisions requiring NATO forces to leave Romania and Bulgaria, the Russian foreign ministry said on Friday. Moscow has demanded legally binding guarantees from NATO that the bloc will stop i...

 2022-01-21 04:08 

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FBI: Man wearing one glove suspected in multiple bank robberies in ABQ-area...

Jan. 20—Authorities are looking for a one-gloved man who has evaded capture after robbing, or trying to rob, at least three Albuquerque-area banks this month. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said the most recent robbery happened Tuesday afternoon. He sai...

 2022-01-21 03:05 

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Hong Kong warns people to stop trying to prevent COVID hamster cull...

Hong Kong police will deal with pet lovers who try to stop people giving up their hamsters to be put down, or who offer to care for abandoned hamsters, authorities said, after they ordered a cull of the cuddly rodents to curb the coronavirus. On Tuesday, ...

 2022-01-20 23:05 

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Schumer: 'We made progress' on voting bill, filibuster rules...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in an interview Thursday that Democrats "made progress" toward changing the Senate's filibuster rules to advance sweeping voting legislation, despite the dramatic collapse of the package that his party...

 2022-01-20 21:18 

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Russia to hold major navy drills involving all its fleets...

Russia announced on Thursday its navy would stage a sweeping set of exercises involving all its fleets this month and next from the Pacific to the Atlantic, the latest show of strength in a surge of military activity during a standoff with the West. The d...

 2022-01-20 21:17 

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McConnell: Black people vote at similar rates to 'Americans'...

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is drawing criticism for comments he made shortly before the GOP blocked a federal elections bill, when he said that "African American" voters cast ballots at similar rates to "Americans." The minor...

 2022-01-20 21:05 

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Lawmakers Urge Garland to Deploy DOJ Resources to Combat LA Train Robberies...

Tiffany called on Garland to use Justice Department resources to 'enforce our laws and crack down on these modern-day outlaws.'...

 2022-01-20 20:22 

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Maduro, Putin talk after diplomat hints at military activity...

Venezuelan President Nicols Maduro on Thursday said he spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about cooperation between the two countries. The call came a week after Russia's chief negotiator in talks with the U.S. on tensions over Ukrai...

 2022-01-20 16:34 

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U.S. sanctions Ukrainian officials alleged to help Russia...

The U.S. Treasury Department levied new sanctions Thursday against four Ukrainian officials, including two current members of parliament who administration officials say are part of a Russian influence effort to set the pretext for further invasion of Ukr...

 2022-01-20 13:07 

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FBI conducts "court-authorized" search of Rep. Henry Cuellar's Texas home...

The FBI said it conducted a...

 2022-01-20 10:05 

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Number of Afghan Sikhs dwindle at last remaining active temple in Kabul...

The caretaker of Kabul's Karte Parwan Gurdwara temple -- the last Sikh temple in the capital that still regularly hosts open prayer -- surveys the cavernous hall where throngs once gathered in worship. In the 1970s, Afghanistan's Sikh population n...

 2022-01-20 09:03 

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Property shares in Hong Kong jump after China cuts key mortgage rate...

The central bank's move comes as concerns grow about a slowdown in the world's second largest economy....

 2022-01-20 06:10 

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Japan, French ministers to discuss deeper Indo-Pacific cooperation Thursday...

Foreign and defence ministers from Japan and France will discuss further security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific on Thursday, Japanese officials said, as the region faces China's growing military might and North Korea's missile development. Japan...

 2022-01-20 01:57 

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Voting and elections bill blocked by Republican filibuster as Democrats push to change Senate rules...

Voting and elections bill blocked by Republican filibuster as Democrats push to change Senate rules....

 2022-01-20 01:19 

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Texas Rep Cuellar vows cooperation with FBI investigation as agents descend on Laredo neighborhood...

Federal authorities were at the Texas home of Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar Wednesday as part of an undisclosed law enforcement investigation....

 2022-01-19 22:41 

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Joe Biden: 'What's Mitch for?'...

While defending the White House's track record during his first year in office, President Biden lamented Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's lack of a policy plan and former President Donald Trump's influence on the Republican Party....

 2022-01-19 22:18 

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Trans athlete ban pushed by Noem clears South Dakota Senate...

The South Dakota Senate on Wednesday passed a bill proposed by Republican Gov. Kristi Noem that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports leagues that match their gender identity. The bill cleared the Senate with wide suppo...

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