All News - 04 January 2018

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Turkish Banker Conviction Threatens US-Turkey Ties

04 January 2018 23:57:27 WN.com - Europe News

Ankara has slammed the conviction in the U.S. of a Turkish banker for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran. "This is the scandalous verdict of a scandalous case," Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalin told reporters at the presidential palace. "Unjust and unfortunate," said the Turkish foreign ministry in a statement, adding, "the evidence was fake and open to political exploitation." Mahir Unal, the spokesman for Turkey's ruling AKP, pointed the finger directly at Washington. "The purpose of the case in United States is interference in the internal affairs of Turkey. This case is a violation of international law and a legal disaster. It is clear that this decision has no provision for...

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Egypt’s Salah wins 2017 CAF African Player of the Year award

04 January 2018 23:55:50 WN.com - Africa News

Egytian striker Mohamed Salah has been named the CAF African Player of the Year for 2017, with Senegalese attacker Sadio mane in second place. Both Liverpool strikers were named among the final three for the award, handed out by CAF, along with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Salah came out on top after a stellar half-season with Liverpool, following on from a...

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Mallinckrodt Completes Stannsoporfin New Drug Application Filing

04 January 2018 23:55:50 WN.com - Africa News

STAINES-UPON-THAMES, United Kingdom, Jan. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced it has successfully completed the rolling submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to seek approval of its recently acquired developmental product stannsoporfin. If approved, the drug is expected to become the first and only pharmacologic option in the U.S. indicated for treatment of neonates at risk for developing severe hyperbilirubinemia, or severe jaundice. 'We are pleased to complete this important milestone for stannsoporfin,' said Steve Romano, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer...

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Leinster v Ulster Global Broadcast Information

04 January 2018 23:55:50 WN.com - Africa News

The boys in blue take on Ulster in the third and final inter provincial fixture over the festive season in the Guinness PRO14 (KO:5.35pm Saturday). Supporters who can not make it to the game can check the below global...

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18 Killed, Hundreds Injured in South Africa Train Crash

04 January 2018 23:55:50 WN.com - Africa News

A passenger train burst into flames Thursday after striking a truck at a crossing in rural South Africa. At least 18 people were killed, and about 260 were injured. Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi...

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Mohamed Salah: Liverpool and Egypt forward named African Player of the Year

04 January 2018 23:55:50 WN.com - Africa News

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been named the...

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Chidhakwa to apply against further remand

04 January 2018 23:54:48 The Herald

Fungai Lupande Senior Court Reporter Former Minister of Mines and Mining Development Walter Chidhakwa yesterday notified the court of his intention to apply for refusal of further remand in his criminal abuse of office case. Chidhakwa (53) reportedly appointed former permanent secretary in his ministry, Professor Francis Gudyanga, as a lone board member at the Minerals...

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Digital money must be cheap, efficient

04 January 2018 23:54:48 The Herald

The banking sector plans to import another 50 000 point-of-sale machines in the next 100 days and along with NetOne’s major campaign to break Econet’s near monopoly on mobile money, there should within a few months be adequate capacity to take the cashless economy rural. There are other changes that are required, mainly on transaction...

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WORLD CUP MISSION . . . Warriors, Chipolopolo urged to strengthen ties . . . Ex-Zambian President sees a lot of potential

04 January 2018 23:54:48 The Herald

Sports Reporter FORMER Zambian president Rupiah Banda says Zambia and Zimbabwe could transform themselves into football powerhouses strong enough to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals if the two countries work more closely in strengthening their ties in the game. Banda, who was once part of his country’s football leadership before his elevation to...

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New book leaves Trump 'furious,' 'disgusted' with Bannon

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull, with then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, center, and then- chief strategist Steve Bannon, right, in the Oval ......

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US suspending more than $255 million in security aid to Pakistan

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

The United States said on Thursday it was suspending security assistance to Pakistan, which one official said was worth more than $255 million, until Islamabad takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network. The US State Department announced the decision, saying it reflected the Trump...

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Suicide bomber attacks Afghanistan capital leaving dozens of casualties

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

A suicide bomber in the Afghan capital caused dozens of casualties on Thursday after blowing himself up close to a group of security personnel who were carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol dealing, officials say. ......

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David Yancey wins in Virginia after election decided by names drawn from bowl

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

By luck of the draw, incumbent Republican David Yancey won a Virginia state House of Delegates race so close that its outcome was determined Thursday when an elections official pulled his name out of a ceramic bowl. The draw happened after the race between Yancey and Democratic challenger Shelley Simonds ended in tie. ......

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Son saves Spurs with long-range equalizer against West Ham

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

LONDON A powerful long-range strike by Son Heung-min salvaged a 1-1 draw for Tottenham against West Ham on Thursday at the climax of a packed festive Premier League program. The South Korean, showing no signs of exhaustion...

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US, South Korea agree to delay joint military exercises until after Olympics

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

The joint exercises would be delayed until late March or April at the earliest. ......

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Russian opposition leader appeals ban on election run against Putin

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

He's the most serious challenger to Russian President Vladimir Putin. ......

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Canadian theater director's accusers cite unsafe conditions

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

TORONTO (AP) — Four actors resigned from a prominent Toronto theater company Thursday in a show of support for colleagues who say they were sexually assaulted and harassed by its founding artistic director. The artists said they will not work at Soulpepper Theatre until Albert Schultz has no role at all with the company, a day after four women revealed they had filed lawsuits alleging he exposed himself, groped and otherwise sexually humiliated them. "I know that I can't...

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Greek govt defends ban on educational school trips abroad

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government is defending its decision to ban educational trips abroad for high school pupils, saying that protects disadvantaged children from the "trauma" of not being able to afford the cost. ......

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Bieber museum exhibit to open in Ontario hometown

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

STRATFORD, Ontario (AP) — Mementos from Justin Bieber's formative years as an aspiring singer will go on display next month at a museum in his Canadian hometown of Stratford, Ontario. ......

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2 Frenchmen critically ill after 9 overdose in Australia

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two Frenchmen are fighting for their lives after a mass drug overdose in an Australian household that sent nine European backpackers to a hospital. ......

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Canadian Holocaust denier arrested in Germany: Report

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

A German-Canadian woman who believes the Holocaust is “the biggestlie in all of history” was arrested Wednesday in Munich, according to reports. Monika Schaefer, an Alberta music teacher and failed Green Party candidate, was arrested while attending the trial of Sylvia Stolz, a lawyer on trial for...

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Airport’s popular goggle-wearing, wildlife-control dog dies

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A speedy border collie that gained internet fame for chasing critters off a Michigan airport’s runways has died after a yearlong fight with cancer. Piper, who often donned ski goggles while hanging out on snowy runways with...

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Sessions terminates US policy that let legal pot flourish

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration threw the burgeoning movement to legalize marijuana into uncertainty Thursday as it lifted an Obama-era policy that kept federal authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will now leave it up to federal prosecutors to decide what to do when state rules collide with federal drug law. Sessions' action, just three days after a legalization law went into effect in California, threatened the future of the young industry, created confusion in states where the drug is legal and outraged both marijuana advocates and some members of Congress, including Sessions' fellow Republicans. Many...

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The Latest: Storm knocks out power to more than 100,000

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

The Latest on massive winter storm in the Northeastern U.S. (all times EST): 5 p.m. More than 100,000 customers lost power in the winter storm that's blanketed the East Coast with heavy snow and hurricane-force winds. In the New England states, Massachusetts was hit with more than 22,000 outages Thursday afternoon. Scattered power outages were reported in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Maine reported 4,400 outages. About 6,300 customers lost power on Long Island on Thursday afternoon, but crews quickly restored more than 2,000 as of early Thursday evening. Virginia had a peak of 45,000 outages, with about half restored as of early Thursday afternoon. The Carolinas experienced about 30,000...

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Civil rights probe of black man's police shooting is closed

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have decided not to bring criminal charges against a white police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill black man who had accidentally set off his emergency medical alert device. Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said in a statement...

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Rauner staying at veterans home during Legionnaires' crisis

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is responding in an unconventional way to criticism of his administration's handling of outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease at a veterans home that have left 13 dead. His office says the Republican has moved into the home for several days to get a better idea of how it operates. Rauner spokeswoman Rachel Bold said the Republican arrived at the home in Quincy Wednesday night and plans to stay several days. "His schedule will...

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Swatting death call suspect threatened to kill grandmother

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

Tyler Barriss, left, flanked by public defender, Mearl Lottman, appears for an extradition hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles man suspected of making a hoax emergency call that led ......

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Clarification: Neo-Nazi Website Sued story

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

In a story Dec. 28 about a neo-Nazi website publisher's whereabouts, The Associated Press reported that the publisher, Andrew Anglin, mocked a process server's claim that he recently spotted Anglin at an Ohio grocery store. The story included comments that ......

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The Latest: 3 lawmakers named to scrutinize Kentucky speaker

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Kentucky's Republican House speaker (all times local): ......

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Prosecutor closes civil rights probe of police shooting

04 January 2018 23:53:44 WN.com - World News

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights probe into the death of a mentally ill black man who accidentally set off his emergency medical alert device and was fatally shot by a white suburban New York police officer who responded ......

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