November 27th, 2020

World News

Trump says he’ll leave if Electoral College seats Biden

By Jill Colvin, The Associated Press on November 26th, 2020

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory – even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake” – as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that “massive fraud” and crooked officials in battleground states caused his ... Read More »

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UK judge refuses Depp permission to appeal libel ruling

By The Associated Press on November 26th, 2020

LONDON – A judge has refused Johnny Depp permission to appeal against a British court’s ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard. Earlier this month a High Court judge rejected Depp’s claim that a newspaper had committed libel when it called him a “wife-beater.” Judge Andrew Nicol said the article in The Sun was “substantially ... Read More »

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Thailand approved transfer of 3 Iranians as Australian freed

By Tassanee Vejpongsa And Nick Perry, The Associated Press on November 26th, 2020

BANGKOK – Thailand said Thursday it transferred three Iranians involved in a botched 2012 bomb plot back to Tehran, as Iran released an Australian academic who was imprisoned for more than two years on spying charges. While Thai officials declined to call it a swap and Iran referred to the men as “economic activists,” the ... Read More »

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Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray capital

By Cara Anna, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

NAIROBI, Kenya – Ethiopia’s prime minister says the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray capital after his 72-hour ultimatum for Tigray leaders to surrender ended, and he warns residents to “stay indoors.” The statement Thursday by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office means tanks and other weaponry can now close in on ... Read More »

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UN warns of ‘very critical’ shortages in Ethiopia’s Tigray

By Cara Anna, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

NAIROBI, Kenya – The United Nations says shortages have become “very critical” in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region as its population of 6 million remains sealed off and its capital is under threat of attack by Ethiopian forces seeking to arrest the regional leaders. Fuel and cash are running out, more than 1 million people are ... Read More »

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Thailand approves transfer of 3 Iranians as Australian freed

By The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

BANGKOK – Thai officials say they have approved the transfer back to Tehran of three Iranians who were involved in a botched 2012 bomb plot. The acknowledgement from Thailand on Thursday came as a 33-year-old Australian academic was freed by Iran after she was imprisoned for more than two years on spying charges. Thai officials ... Read More »

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Toronto police have person of interest in billionaire deaths

By Rob Gillies, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

Toronto police said Wednesday that they have identified a person of interest in the killing of Canadian drug company billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife nearly three years ago. Police Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu confirmed a report by the Toronto Star that a person of interest had been identified but not arrested. Sherman, who founded generic ... Read More »

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Australian leader thrilled at Iran’s release of academic

By Amir Vahdat And Nick Perry, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran – Australia’s prime minister said he’s “thrilled and relieved” after Iran released in a prisoner swap a 33-year-old academic who was imprisoned for more than two years on spying charges, but added it would take time for Kylie Moore-Gilbert to process her “horrible” ordeal. Iran first announced on state television that it had ... Read More »

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Trump administration denies planned mine near Alaska fishery

By Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Trump administration on Wednesday effectively killed a contentious proposed mine in Alaska, a gold and copper prospect once envisioned to be nearly as deep as the Grand Canyon and could produce enough waste to fill an NFL stadium nearly 3,900 times – all near the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye ... Read More »

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Trump pardons Flynn despite guilty plea in Russia probe

By Eric Tucker, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday despite Flynn’s guilty plea to lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts. The pardon, coming in the waning days of the Trump administration, takes direct aim at a Russia investigation that he has long insisted was motivated by political bias. ... Read More »

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