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Amid the pressure, Sirisena announced the legislature would be summoned November 14. "I acted to prevent civil unrest". Rajapaksa and 44 former lawmakers of the Sirisena-led centre-left Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) on Sunday joined Sri Lanka Podujana Peremuna (SLPP), a political party formed in 2016 by Rajapaksa's younger brother Basil, a former economy minister.
  • Emmanuel Macron unveils European defence coalition

    Emmanuel Macron unveils European defence coalition

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    Macron said in a radio interview earlier in the week that the European Union needs to protect itself against "China, Russia and even the United States". tariffs. Trump, however, since taking office almost two years ago, has repeatedly questioned the mutual defense pact and harshly criticized European countries for failing to meet pledges of contributions of 2 percent of their gross domestic product to the alliance.
  • Fly Jamaica crash lands in Guyana, several injured

    Fly Jamaica crash lands in Guyana, several injured

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    It said Flight OJ256 "suffered an accident on landing", but had no other details on the nature of the accident. "They are all stable and are being looked at", Patterson said, adding that all the passengers and crew on board had been accounted for with "no reports of any broken bones or such".
  • North Korea 'really angry' at U.S. as tensions rise

    North Korea 'really angry' at U.S. as tensions rise

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    The meeting had been scheduled to take place in NY on Thursday as the two sides continue talks on North Korea's denuclearization and a potential second summit between U.S. "Russia requested consultations on the topic of sanctions against North Korea during tomorrow's general consultations at UN SC". South Korea's presidential office said the government would later announce its stance over the postponed meeting, but South Korean news agency Yonhap said South Korean officials were notified ...
  • Imelda Marcos is sentenced to at least six years in prison

    Imelda Marcos is sentenced to at least six years in prison

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    The widow of the late dictator is facing dozens of protracted graft cases that have hounded her since her family was toppled in an army-backed popular uprising in 1986. Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines for two decades, placing the country under martial law in 1972, during which time thousands of opponents were jailed, killed or disappeared.
  • Florida Governor's Race Poised for Mandatory Recount

    Florida Governor's Race Poised for Mandatory Recount

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    Scott is now ahead by about 17,000 votes, a margin of 0.22 points. It is nearly certain that a manual recount is in store: the threshold is 0.25 points. "Every day since the election, the leftwing activists in Broward County have been coming up with more and more ballots out of nowhere", Scott said in his statement".
  • Congressional Responses to Sessions Firing Seek to Protect Mueller

    Congressional Responses to Sessions Firing Seek to Protect Mueller

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    On Wednesday, Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions , raising the possibility that Sessions' replacement - Matthew Whitaker - could seek to curtail Mueller's investigation. To help us understand what all this could mean for the Russian Federation investigation, I'm joined now by The Washington Post's Devlin Barrett, who has been breaking some very interesting news on this today.
  • One Person Was Killed in a Stabbing Attack in Melbourne, Police Say

    One Person Was Killed in a Stabbing Attack in Melbourne, Police Say

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    A policeman stands near a body covered with a sheet near the Bourke Street mall in central Melbourne , Australia , Nov. 9, 2018, after a stabbing attack. "We don't believe there is an ongoing threat at this stage, but certainly we are treating it as a terrorism incident", Ashton said. But after reaching the spot they witnessed that several people were stabbed and critically injured.
  • Is this Our Future? China Develops News Anchor powered by Artificial Intelligence

    Is this Our Future? China Develops News Anchor powered by Artificial Intelligence

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    The English-speaking "artificial intelligence" anchor for China's Xinhua News Agency made its debut at the fifth World Internet Conference in east China's Zhejiang Province - which began Wednesday and runs until Friday. "I look forward to bringing you the brand new news experiences", the AI anchor said , hinting at two things here. Its limited range of motion and expressions becomes repetitive after a short time, while its gray crisp suit and perfectly coiffed hair are even more rigid ...