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Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years in jail


Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for his role in making illegal hush-money payments to women to help Trump's 2016 election campaign and lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia.

Possibility for DPRK leader's visit to Seoul left open: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said that a possibility for the visit by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to Seoul was left open, local media reported Monday.

Malaysia's Anwar sworn in as member of parliament

Former Malaysian deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as a member of parliament on Monday after winning a by-election over the weekend.


Russian Pacific Fleet to get new ships, submarines

The Russian Pacific Fleet will receive modern submarines and surface ships in a modernization and rearmament program in the coming years, official newspaper said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 7:39:09

CIA director briefs House on Khashoggi's death, little effect reported

CIA Director Gina Haspel on Wednesday briefed some U.S. House leaders on the death of a Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. However, her briefing has had little effect in changing the Representatives' minds, according to U.S. media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 7:31:04

Pompeo urges UNSC to keep arms embargo on Iran, tighten restrictions on missile program

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to maintain an arms embargo on Iran scheduled to be lifted in 2020 under the Iran nuke deal, and to take tougher restrictions on Tehran's ballistic missile program.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 7:23:35

Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years in jail

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for his role in making illegal hush-money payments to women to help Trump's 2016 election campaign and lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 7:18:38

Key Brexit hurdle remains despite May's victory in confidence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday won by a large margin a confidence vote, but the victory will not be likely to help her in getting her Brexit deal ratified by House of Commons.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 7:05:33

Tory MPs kick off first no confidence vote in British PM in nearly 40 years

Members of parliament from Britain's Conservative Party on Wednesday evening started the no confidence vote in British Prime Minister Theresa May, the first of its kind in nearly 40 years.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 2:13:18

S.Korea urges Japan to take prudent response to court rulings on WWII forced labor victims

South Korea urged Japan Wednesday to take a prudent response to the South Korean top court's rulings on the victims who were forced by the Imperial Japan into labor during World War II.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 2:11:45

Huawei's CFO granted bail in Vancouver

Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was granted bail after hearings concluded Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 2:09:19

British PM to face vote of no confidence later Wednesday

British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence later Wednesday, said Graham Brady, head of the Conservative Party's 1922 Committee of backbenchers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 2:08:31

Arab Parliament voices support for Egypt in war against terrorism

The Arab Parliament Wednesday voiced full solidarity with Egypt in its war against terrorism and terrorist organizations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 1:32:54

Russian, Venezuelan pilots conduct training for joint flights

Russian and Venezuelan military pilots conducted training sessions to perform joint flights at a Venezuelan airfield, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 1:30:55

British PM likely to win vote of no confidence: media reports

British Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to survive a vote of no confidence late Wednesday as 158 Conservative members of parliament publicly voiced support for her, British media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 1:29:20

UN Security Council EU members reaffirm commitment to Iran nuclear deal

European Union members on the UN Security Council on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment and support to the Iran nuclear deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 1:24:48