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01/17/2019 -  Ex-mistress of 'El Chapo' says she was 'traumatized' by tunnel escape - 11:35 PM

A former mistress of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told jurors in his U.S. trial on Thursday she was "traumatized" after a harrowing 2014 escape from one of his safehouses with Mexican marines in hot pursuit.


01/17/2019 -  U.S. believes Islamic State likely responsible for Manbij blast: sources - 11:04 PM

The U.S. government believes the Islamic State militant group is likely responsible for Wednesday's attack in northern Syria that killed four Americans, although it has not reached a firm conclusion, two U.S. government sources said on Thursday.


01/17/2019 -  Yemen's warring parties hopeful on prisoner swap as Hodeidah stalls - 10:40 PM

Yemen's warring parties hope to deliver final lists of prisoners to the United Nations after talks in Amman on Thursday under an exchange agreement, a government delegate said.


01/17/2019 -  African Union cites 'serious doubts', urges delay to final Congo election result - 10:30 PM

The African Union on Thursday called on Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend the release of the final results of its disputed presidential election due to its doubts over the provisional results.


01/17/2019 -  At Bolsonaro son's request, Brazil top court suspends probe of his ex-driver - 10:29 PM

Brazil's supreme court on Thursday ordered Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors to temporarily suspend a probe into suspicious payments made by the former driver of President Jair Bolsonaro's son, whose lawyers requested the injunction.


01/17/2019 -  Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat' - 10:25 PM

President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated. 


01/17/2019 -  China's envoy to Canada says Huawei 5G ban would have repercussions - 10:24 PM

China's envoy to Canada on Thursday warned Ottawa there would be repercussions if it banned technology firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks, the latest blast in a deepening bilateral dispute.


01/17/2019 -  Car bomber kills 10 in Colombia police academy attack - 10:17 PM

A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombia's capital Bogota on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and wounding over 50 in an attack that prompted fears of a return to the country's violent past.


01/17/2019 -  Death toll in militia clashes in Libya’s capital rises to 10 - 10:12 PM

The death toll from clashes between rival militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli has risen to 10 killed and 41 wounded, the health ministry said on Thursday.


01/17/2019 -  Norway's PM Solberg forms majority center-right government - 10:10 PM

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg struck a deal on Thursday to form a center-right majority government by adding the small Christian Democratic Party to her minority three-party coalition.


01/17/2019 -  African Union calls on Congo to delay release of final vote - 09:40 PM

The African Union on Thursday called on Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend the release of the final results of its disputed presidential election due to its doubts over the provisional results.


01/17/2019 -  NBA's Kanter urges Trump to act on Turkey's human rights record - 09:18 PM

New York Knicks player Enes Kanter urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be more vocal about human rights in Turkey, after prosecutors in Istanbul requested the basketball player's arrest and extradition over his ties to a U.S.-based cleric.


01/17/2019 -  Morocco foils 89,000 illegal migration attempts in 2018: interior ministry - 09:17 PM

Morocco stopped 89,000 people from illegally migrating in 2018, up 37 percent compared to a year earlier, the interior ministry said on Thursday, as the country became the main launchpad in the Mediterranean for Europe-bound migrants.


01/17/2019 -  U.N. members owe $2 billion in debt to peacekeeping, U.S. owes a third - 09:12 PM

U.N. member states owe nearly $2 billion in peacekeeping funds, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned, with the United States responsible for more than a third of that.


01/17/2019 -  Rescue of Spanish boy trapped in well to take few more days: expert - 09:02 PM

Rescue workers will need at least two more days to reach a two-year-old boy who has been trapped in a deep well in southern Spain since Sunday, a mining expert taking part in the effort said on Thursday.


01/17/2019 -  UK's Prince Philip, 97, escapes unhurt from car crash - 08:54 PM

Queen Elizabeth's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip escaped uninjured from a car crash while driving on Thursday near the Sandringham estate in eastern England.


01/17/2019 -  UK in deadlock over Brexit 'Plan B' as May and Corbyn tussle - 08:40 PM

Britain's last-minute scramble to shape an EU exit, its biggest policy upheaval in half a century, stalled on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dug in their heels for competing visions.


01/17/2019 -  Want to be Danish? You'd better shake hands - 08:24 PM

Afghan-born Sakandar Khan, 30, was among the first nine new Danish citizens who shook hands with Denmark's immigration minister under a new law that makes a handshake the final step in the naturalization process.


01/17/2019 -  Italy government approves flagship welfare reforms - 08:09 PM

The Italian government on Thursday approved flagship reforms of the welfare and pension system, election pledges of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League, which mark a major overhaul of the country's welfare state.


01/17/2019 -  Factbox: Italian early-retirement option rolls back 2011 pension reform - 08:08 PM

The Italian government on Thursday approved a scheme to allow people to retire earlier, rolling back a 2011 law that had sharply raised the pensionable age.


 


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