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Gold trader's trial strains USA and Turkey relations

Gold trader's trial strains USA and Turkey relations

On Monday, a jury selection began in the Federal District Court trial amid broad speculation that defendant Zarrab, who is accused of managing a billion-dollar scheme to smuggle gold for Iranian oil, has entered into a plea bargain with the prosecution and may reveal damaging evidence about corruption and illegal dealings in high places.


Hamas denies accusations of hindering Palestinian govt

Hamas denies accusations of hindering Palestinian govt

On Saturday, the head of PA civil affairs, Hussein al-Sheikh , told Palestinian TV that Hamas has been preventing the Palestinian Authority (PA) government from taking charge in Gaza. They also agreed to invite the Freedoms Committee that was formed in accordance with the May 4, 2011 reconciliation to resume its work immediately in Gaza and the West Bank.


Pak. police battle Islamist protesters

Pak. police battle Islamist protesters

But although police and paramilitary forces surrounded the protest camp in the Faizabad District, there were no army troops at the scene of the demonstration early on November 26. The amendment has already been withdrawn by the government. The little known Islamist group at the centre of the protests are demanding the resignation of Pakistan's law minister Zahid Hamid over a hastily-abandoned amendment to the oath that election candidates must swear.


Tuesday's Wake-Up Weather: Warm, windy and sunny!

Tuesday's Wake-Up Weather: Warm, windy and sunny!

Tuesday is expected to be mostly cloudy in the morning and gradually become sunny with south/southeast winds of about 5 miles per hour. After another mild day on Wednesday , temperatures are expected to be around 50 for the remainder of the week.



Federal Judge Rejects Trump Request to Delay Enlistment of Trans Troops

In response, the Trump administration asserted that, regardless of Trump's order , Mattis possessed the legal authority to exercise his own discretion to delay the January 1 deadline in order to study whether the impact of Obama's order would "impact military readiness and lethality".


China jails Taiwan activist Lee Ming-che for 'subversion'

China jails Taiwan activist Lee Ming-che for 'subversion'

The new law passed in April 2016 says foreign NGOs must not endanger China's national security and ethnic unity, and places nonprofit groups under close police supervision. Meanwhile, Zhao Sile (趙思樂), a Guangzhou-based freelance writer and feminist journalist, said the punishment handed to Lee was heavy and appeared to be a political signal from Beijing to Taiwan's government.