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A Pakistani court Wednesday ordered the release of one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed more than 160 people, after months of US pressure on Islamabad over its alleged support for militants. Firebrand cleric Hafiz Saeed, who heads the UN-listed terrorist group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and has a $10 million US bounty on his head, will be freed tomorrow after less than a year in detention following the decision by the Lahore High Court, a JuD official said. JuD, which has operated freely across Pakistan and is popular for its charity work, is considered by the US and India to be a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the militant group blamed for the attack on...
By Alister Doyle Environment Correspondent BONN, Germany (Reuters) - World carbon emissions are set to rise 2 percent this year to a new record, scientists said on Monday, dashing hopes that global emissions had already peaked. Carbon emissions had been roughly flat from 2014-16, but will increase this year mainly due to a rise in China after a two-year decline, the scientists said. ¨"The plateau of last year was not peak emissions after all," the Global Carbon Project, a group of 76 scientists in 15 countries, wrote of the findings.
Donald Trump on Monday lauded his trade achievements during a five-nation tour of Asia, promising he would reveal "far bigger" steps when he returned to Washington. The US president has frequently bemoaned what he calls "unfair" international trade deals and a perceived lack of respect for America and its leaders. "The way they've treated us, the respect that Japan and China and South Korea, in particular -- because we went there -- have treated us has been really a great respect for the people of our country, the people of the United States," he said.
Donald Trump was all fingers and thumbs during a carefully choreographed photo op Monday at a summit of world leaders, failing to grasp whose hands he was supposed to be holding and breaking a lineup intended to showcase unity. Trump, whose insurgent election victory was built on his willingness to disrupt political convention, was supposed to cross his arms and join hands with the men on either side of him. The doubling up left summit host Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte with a spare hand -- and broke the line into two parts.
Donald Trump, well-noted aficionado of the dominant handshake, found himself in unfamiliar greeting territory on Monday. Joining other world leaders at the ASEAN Summit in the Philippines, the U.S. President was required to perform the special "ASEAN handshake" with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, who stood next to him. SEE ALSO: Trump's still tweeting from China even through the country's Twitter ban To explain, it's a handshake with two people next to you, with the key difference being your arms need to be crossed over your body. It's a terribly, terribly awkward maneuver, and Trump is clearly bemused by the...
The national campaign wing for U.S. Senate Republicans cut fund-raising ties on Friday with Roy Moore, the party's nominee for a special Senate race in Alabama, a day after sexual misconduct allegations upended his front-runner bid for the seat. The move was the latest sign the Republican establishment, holding onto a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate, was abandoning an insurgent candidacy heavily promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump's former political strategist, Steve Bannon. Meanwhile, Democrats and progressive groups, emboldened by Democratic election victories in Virginia and New Jersey on Tuesday, sought to capitalize on the accusations in support of the Democratic nominee,...
President Donald Trump is making his first trip to Asia as leader of the United States. His 12-day tour includes stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Here is some of what he has had to say:
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post in a televised address from the Saudi capital Saturday, accusing Hezbollah of taking the country hostage, in a surprise move that plunged the nation into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions.
Venezuela on Friday called foreign creditors to a November 13 meeting in Caracas aiming to restructure its estimated $150 billion debt, as the specter of default over the oil-producing nation moved ever closer. "I say to investors across the whole world and to holders of Venezuelan debt: I call you to come to Caracas on November 13 to start a process to refinance and renegotiate the external debt," President Nicolas Maduro said. Flanked by the ministers in charge of the economy, finance and energy, El Aissami confirmed the country had on Friday started to pay out $1.2 billion due to service the debt of state oil company PDVSA.
President Donald Trump kicked off his Friday by ranting about Democrats on Twitter and calling, once again, on the Justice Department to investigate his former presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Patty Jenkins responded on Wednesday to allegations of sexual assault against producer Brett Ratner.
Samantha Bee feels very let down by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi police chief is disputing parts of the account of an African-American man who says officers swarmed his family's vehicle and pointed guns at him, his wife and four children after a neighbor mistook them for burglars.
Talk about a self-fulfilling prophecy.
WASHINGTON ― As a Republican congressman from New Jersey, Scott Garrett took to the floor of the House in 2015 and lambasted the Export-Import Bank as an institution that "embodies the corruption of the free enterprise system."
The singer said he could have been in the path of the attack were it not for his dog
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NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg called North Korea a "global threat" Monday and said he backed tighter sanctions against it during a visit to Japan, which has been targeted by Pyongyang's provocations. Stoltenberg is in Tokyo to meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other senior officials including defence minister Itsunori Onodera later in the day.
Charlie Heaton, the actor who portrays Jonathan Byers on the hit Netflix show Stranger Things, was detained at LAX Saturday for alleged cocaine possession, PEOPLE confirms.
President Donald Trump's approval ratings have fallen to their lowest point since the start of his presidency, a new poll finds.
Modern dating is nothing like it used to be, but there's one tradition we can't seem to shake: the expectation that men should be the ones to ask women out.
By Angus McDowall and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian and Iraqi forces closing in on the last scraps of Islamic State's caliphate straddling the remote border area between the two countries have already witnessed the jihadists' likely response. While their comrades mounted last stands in their Syrian capital of Raqqa and the city of Hawija in Iraq, IS militants seized the Syrian town of al-Qaryatayn and launched its biggest attack for months in Ramadi late last month. In Iraq, where Islamic State originated, it has a proven record of falling back upon local networks from which it can rise anew when conditions allow.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the John F. Kennedy assassination files (all times local):
Two women have described their despair during five months lost on the Pacific Ocean, trying to avoid the attention of sharks and stave off thoughts of death after their stricken yacht drifted thousands of miles off course. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, from Hawaii, said their two dogs kept up morale during the darkest moments. Their ordeal came to an end on Wednesday when they were rescued by the US Navy. They were picked up about 900 miles southeast of Japan, about 5000 miles from their intended destination of Tahiti. "When I saw the grey boat on the edge of the horizon, my heart leapt because I knew we were about to be saved," Ms Appel told NBC News. "Because I honestly believed we...
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made a show of solidarity with South Korea by traveling Friday to the heavily fortified buffer zone between North and South.
It's not easy being President Donald Trump's secretary of state. Rex Tillerson let it slip how burnt out he is while walking through a park in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday. SEE ALSO: Trump allegedly asked for 10 times more nukes before Tillerson called him a 'moron' As he passed a statue in the Parc Mon Repos of a person curled up into themselves with their arms wrapped around their body, Tillerson said, "Yea, some days I feel like I need to do that, curl up in a ball." Secretary of State Rex Tillerson admires an art display in Switzerland: "Some days I feel like I need to do that, curl up in a ball." pic.twitter.com/MJ331iv12M - NBC News...