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2 November 2017 5:08 PM Former Trump campaign chair, aide due back in court Thursday on Russia probe charges

Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort called prosecutors’ characterization of the case against him “embellished” and filled with “loose talk” before a scheduled return to federal court Thursday afternoon, three days after being arraigned on charges brought by the office of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. A federal judge is expected 31

2 November 2017 4:48 PM Fore!Donald Trump’s agenda in Asia is a mystery

But he gets a little credit for showing up FOR those concerned about American neglect of Asia, it is an accomplishment of sorts that Donald Trump is coming to the region at all. A creature of habit, America’s president is uncomfortable spending nights away from his own bed. And now, with the first indictments in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian 71

2 November 2017 4:03 PM CIA releases 47,000 bin Laden files, renewing interest in Iran links

Material also contains video of late militant leader's son and possible successor The CIA's release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has led to renewed questions about Iran's support of the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. U.S. intelligence officials and prosecutors have long said Iran formed 63

2 November 2017 4:01 PM New York truck attack suspect charged with terrorism offences

New York - Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges on Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he was spurred to attack by the Islamic State group's online calls to action and picked Halloween because he figured streets would be extra crowded. Even as he lay wounded in the hospital from police 78

2 November 2017 3:30 PM Nikki Haley to UN: 'Our Principles Are Not Up For a Vote'

Every day the American people see why former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was a fantastic pick to fill the role of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. From the moment Ambassador Haley accepted the position, she has worked hard to fight for American interests, fights for democratic values, stands against dictatorial regimes, and reasserted the United 64

2 November 2017 1:53 PM Nikki Haley tells United Nations: You're not the boss of U.S

Ambassador Nikki Haley blasted the United Nations Wednesday in a defiant speech to the 193-member General Assembly before it adopted a resolution calling for an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba. “Let’s be honest about what we really see going on here,” Haley said. “This assembly does not have the power to end the U.S. embargo. It is based in U.S. law, which 46

2 November 2017 5:35 AM New York truck attack suspect 'spent a year planning'

The main suspect in the New York truck rampage that killed eight people on Tuesday has told investigators he began planning the attack a year ago. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, said he intended to kill as many people as possible and "felt good" about the Halloween attack. The Uzbek immigrant, who faces federal terrorism charges, says he was inspired by so-called 55

2 November 2017 2:13 AM NY attack: Trump calls for death penalty

US President Donald Trump has called for the death penalty for an Uzbek immigrant accused of ploughing a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people, describing the man as a "terrorist." Sayfullo Saipov (29), who was hospitalised after he was shot by a police officer and arrested, told investigators he had been inspired by watching Islamic 37

1 November 2017 8:17 PM Jacinda named one of the most powerful women in the world

A week into the job and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has already rocketed into the Forbes list of the most powerful women in the political world. She's ranked at 13 in the list of 22 women, ahead of Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at 15 and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at 20. The magazine highlighted Ms Ardern's status as the world's 35

1 November 2017 6:39 PM The wheels haven't fallen off here

Hirschman's Cycle (From the Left, ODT Opinion, 27.10.17) refers to the United States' seesawing political system, grounded in shifting tides of private interest and public action. There is no ambulance at the bottom of an American societal cliff, you either fight to survive or you become part of the homeless underclass, living well below the living wage of $US8 ($NZ11.50) per hour. With the impending 39