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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.


Iran confirms recent ballistic missile test in defiance of U.S.

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Tuesday confirmed the recent ballistic missile test, Press TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 23:21:15

Suicide car bomb kills 5 in Kabul, Taliban claims responsibility

At least five people including the attacker were confirmed dead and six others injured as a militant riding an explosive-laden car targeted a convoy of national spy service team in Paghman area outside Kabul city on Tuesday, an official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 21:56:32

Search for 5 missing US Marines off Japan's western coast called off

Search and rescue operations were called off Tuesday for five missing US Marines, who were aboard a jet and a tanker plane when they fatally collided midair last week off Japan's western coast.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 21:53:27

Kremlin slams Pompeo's criticism of Russia over sending bombers to Venezuela as "inappropriate"

The remarks of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the landing of Russian strategic bombers in Venezuela are undiplomatic and inappropriate, the Kremlin said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 21:52:57

Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Qomolangma

Formed in the shadow of Mount Qomolangma, commonly known in the West as Mount Everest, the turquoise depths of Nepal's Imja glacial lake would be a breathtaking miracle of nature to behold - were they not a portent of catastrophic floods.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 21:43:40

Macron unveils new measures to end 'yellow vest' revolt

Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron Monday announced a series of financial measures seeking to defuse the "yellow vest" revolt that has triggered violent protests in cities across the country.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 21:36:57

May tours EU in bid to save teetering Brexit

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a tour of European capitals on Tuesday in a desperate bid to salvage her Brexit deal, a day after delaying a parliamentary vote on the text to avoid a crushing defeat.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 21:33:41

US returns Balangiga church bells to Philippines

Bronze Church bells seized from the Philippines by US troops as war trophies over a century ago were returned on Tuesday, in a bid to turn the page on a difficult chapter between the historical allies.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 21:33:40

Russia deploys two long-range bombers to Venezuela for air force exercises

Two Russian long-range strategic bombers landed in Venezuela Monday for what the government said were air force exercises aimed at strengthening the defense of the leftist-ruled South American country.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 21:28:41

US declares 5 Marines dead after aircraft crash in Japan

The US military said Tuesday it had pronounced five missing Marines dead and was ending search operations nearly a week after two US military aircraft crashed off Japan.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 21:28:41

Iran confirms ballistic missile test

Iran confirmed on Tuesday that it had carried out a recent test of a medium-range ballistic missile after Western powers sharply criticized a December 1 launch.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 21:28:40

Statue walkabout

The Fearless Girl Statue stands at its new location facing the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. The 1.2-meter bronze statue was unveiled in lower Manhattan, New York, the US on Tuesday. The statue was removed November 5 from its Bowling Green location opposite Wall Street's iconic Charging Bull monument.
Source: VCG | 2018/12/11 21:23:40

Thai junta lifts campaign ban ahead of polls

Thailand's junta on Tuesday lifted a ban on political campaigning ahead of 2019 elections, more than four years after the restriction was imposed following the kingdom's latest coup.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 21:13:42