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Posted: Sat-Jan-2020



The move is unlikely to satisfy critics, who have said the only way for Mr. Trump to avoid conflicts of interest is to entirely divest his stake in his business.

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Hong Kong declares coronavirus emergency, 2-week school closure
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Death toll stands at 22 in Turkish earthquake with 1,000 hurt
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The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey climbed to 22 Saturday, with more than 1,000 people injured, officials said.

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U.K.'s proposal to limit Huawei's role in 5G networks most 'pragmatic' path, expert says
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Reports that the United Kingdom plans to limit the use of Huawei equipment to less critical parts of Britain’s 5G networks is the most “pragmatic position” for the country, a British cybersecurity expert says.

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An associate of Rudy Giuliani has provided congressional investigators with a recording of U.S. President Donald Trump saying he wanted to get rid of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, whose ouster emerged as an issue in the president's impeachment, his attorney told The Associated Press on Friday.

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Uncertainty remains over the future success of Harry and Meghan's new life in Canada
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The International Court of Justice's public rebuke of Myanmar for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims may be a turning point turn for the moribund international justice  system.

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Earthquake in eastern Turkey kills at least 18, injures hundreds
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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people, injuring more than 500 and leaving some 30 trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings, Turkish officials said.

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A forensic psychiatrist took the stand at former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's Manhattan rape trial on Friday, explaining why some sexual assault victims do not report attacks or avoid their abusers.

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Holocaust survivor in famous Auschwitz liberation photo says rising anti-Semitism 'scares me'
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Toronto resident Miriam Ziegler is going back to Auschwitz to honour those who did not make it out — and to remind the world what unchecked hate can do.

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Republicans seem unmoved by Democrats' push for witnesses at Trump impeachment trial
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Republicans in the U.S. Senate appear unmoved by the Democratic push for witnesses in U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial despite persistent appeals from Rep. Adam Schiff and the other House prosecutors.

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34 U.S. soldiers sustained brain injuries from Iran's strike, Pentagon says
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The Pentagon said Friday that 34 U.S. troops were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries suffered in this month's Iranian missile strike on an Iraqi air base, and that half of the troops have returned to their military duties.

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Thousands of people heeded a prominent Shia cleric's call for protests demanding that U.S. troops leave Iraq, while neighbouring demonstrators rallied against the Iraqi government.

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World leaders commemorate Auschwitz anniversary, Netanyahu slams Iran
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Dozens of world leaders gathered in Jerusalem on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, amid a backdrop of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States.

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China Reports Over 1,280 Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll At 41
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