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Escort who claimed Trump secrets 'committed no crimes': lawyer The lawyer of a Belarussian escort who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's election campaign on Wednesday insisted on her innocence after she was released from custody for allegedly coercing women into prostitution. Anastasia Va
Yahoo! News | Jan 23, 2019 5:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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EU to retaliate with $23B in tariffs if Trump puts duties on European cars The European Union threatened to impose $22.7 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods if President Donald Trump puts tariffs on cars and auto parts from the EU.
United Press International | Jan 23, 2019 3:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FBI agents say shutdown hinders fight against gangs and terrorism The FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) repeated its call for the partial government shutdown to end, arguing that it is undermining the bureaus ability to protect the nation.
Yahoo! News | Jan 22, 2019 7:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Papal Swiss Guard keep cool heads with 3-D helmets The Vatican's Swiss Guard, the colorfully dressed mini-army that helps protect the pope, will have cooler heads now they have swapped their ancient metal helmets for ones made by 3-D printers.
Reuters | Jan 22, 2019 2:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Brexit survival kit helps Britons face the worst with freeze-dried fajita With just nine weeks to go until Britain is due to leave the European Union, a company is selling worried Britons a survival kit to help them prepare for the worst.
Reuters | Jan 22, 2019 1:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pets, owners flock to Madrid church for blessing of animals Dogs, cats and birds were blessed at a church in Madrid on Thursday on the feast day of St. Anthony, the patron saint of animals, with many of the owners making an annual pilgrimage for their pets.
Reuters | Jan 17, 2019 5:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Face value: One-time Afghan wedding singer a ringer for Canada's Trudeau Afghan singer Abdul Salam Maftoon's striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country since his debut on a talent show.
Reuters | Jan 16, 2019 2:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Watch: Mynah bird stows away on Singapore-London flight A stowaway mynah bird shocked business class travelers on a flight from Singapore to London when it flapped out into the passenger area.
United Press International | Jan 15, 2019 3:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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In photos: Moments from the Critics' Choice red carpet Stars of film and television walk the blue carpet at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., on January 13, 2019.
United Press International | Jan 14, 2019 03:31 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
All the rage: Beijingers vent their stress in 'anger room' It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio, after which two friends battered telephones, audio speakers, rice cookers and even a mannequin.
Reuters | Jan 13, 2019 2:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend