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By Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - The author of an article that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller believes Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort ghost-wrote in violation of a gag order said on Saturday he had sought input on the op-ed before publishing to avoid errors. On Friday, Mueller unveiled evidence against Manafort to convince a judge that he wrote the article to improve his public image. Manafort is facing charges as part of an investigation into accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, slain this week by his former rebel allies, was buried on Saturday at his home village outside Sanaa, a relative close to the family said. It was held under strictly controlled conditions. The rebels, who over the past week have consolidated control of Sanaa, allowed Saleh's son Madin and a nephew out of detention to attend the burial.
PARIS (AP) - France bid farewell to its biggest rock star Saturday, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an extravagant funeral procession down Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue, a presidential speech and a televised church ceremony filled with the country's most famous faces.
President Donald Trump has a history of tweeting animated GIFs and videos that show him physically dominating his enemies, whether that's Hillary Clinton or CNN.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The FBI questioned two brothers from New Mexico in the death of a border patrol agent in Texas, according to federal court documents that have been sealed.
Bella Hadid is not afraid to use her platform and get political.
A seventh woman has come forward with a sexual misconduct accusation against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.).
Taylor Swift, recognized as one of the Silence Breakers on TIME's Person of the Year cover, spoke out for the first time about her trial.
It has been two decades since Gwyneth Paltrow turned down Harvey Weinstein's offer for a massage, but the actress only recently learned that the disgraced film producer had been using her name in a lie to lure women into his bed.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Latest on San Francisco pier shooting charges (all times local):
By Aidan Lewis TUNIS (Reuters) - The United Nations migration agency is stepping up the rate at which it flies migrants home from Libya, aiming to evacuate up to 15,000 in the final month of the year. The acceleration of returns is an attempt to ease severe overcrowding in detention centers, where numbers swelled after boat departures for Italy from the smuggling hub of Sabratha were largely blocked this year. It also followed a CNN report showing migrants being sold for slave labor in Libya, sparking an international outcry and calls for migrants to be given safe passage from the country.
WASHINGTON ― A week before Alabama's high-stakes Senate special election, Republican nominee Roy Moore is fueling a conspiracy theory that Democratic billionaire donor George Soros is trying to meddle in the election.
The US military plans to stay in Syria as long as necessary to ensure the Islamic State group does not return, a Pentagon official told AFP on Tuesday. "We are going to maintain our commitment on the ground as long as we need to, to support our partners and prevent the return of terrorist groups," Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said. The United States currently has approximately 2,000 troops on the ground in Syria, where they have been helping train and advise partner forces in the fight against IS.
President Trump endorsed Moore's Senate bid despite sexual assault allegations
President Donald Trump's eldest son and a former business associate of the president are due to testify to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee this week, as it continues its investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election, a source familiar with the schedule said. Donald Trump Jr. is due to appear before the committee on Wednesday and Felix Sater, a Russian-American who was a former Trump business associate who claimed deep ties to Moscow, on Thursday, the source said. CNN had reported previously, citing multiple sources, that Donald Trump Jr. was due to appear on Wednesday.
A senior Turkish government official on Monday warned of a "major catastrophe" if the United States recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite a flood of warnings from the Arab world. "If the (current) status of Jerusalem is changed and another step is taken ... that would be a major catastrophe," Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said during a televised press conference. The status of Jerusalem is one of the most contentious issues of the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Top Lebanese Druze politician Walid Jumblatt on Friday criticized the way Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri had been treated by "some Saudi circles", the first time he has appeared to direct blame at Riyadh over Hariri's resignation this month. Jumblatt also condemned Iranian "dictates", an apparent response to a statement by the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards this week that disarming of the Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah was out of the question. Lebanese officials say Saudi Arabia put Hariri under effective house arrest in Riyadh and forced him to declare his resignation on Nov. 4.
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) - The Latest on Argentina's search for a submarine missing with 44 crewmembers aboard (all times local):
The recent defection of a North Korean soldier across the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas highlighted how difficult it is to cross from one Korea to the other. Fenced, mined and patrolled by soldiers from both sides, fortifications and large concentrations of combat-ready troops will make the Korean DMZ in the event of war the deadliest place on earth. The current demarcation line between North and South Korea was settled by the Korean Armistice Agreement of July 1953.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Latest on U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama (all times local):