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Brexit crisis: Scottish court says Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament is unlawful

(EDINBURGH, Scotland) -- Scotland's highest court dealt British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a new setback Wednesday when it ruled his five-week suspension of Parliament, known as prorogation, unlawful.Agreeing with observers and critics that prorogation was an effort to avoid scrutiny of his plan for a no-deal Brexit, the court unanimously…... Read More

32-year-old man in India pretends to be 81 to get into the US

(NEW DELHI) -- A 32-year-old man has been arrested at an Indian airport for pretending to be 81 in order to get into the USA.Jayesh Patel was stopped as he was trying to board a flight to New York at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi by the…... Read More

Russian media claim to identify alleged top CIA spy

(WASHINGTON) -- Some Russian media outlets said Tuesday they believed they had identified the CIA spy who American news reports this week alleged had been at the heart of Vladimir Putin’s government, setting off frantic speculation in Russia over who the mole could be.The Kremlin confirmed that a former Russian…... Read More

Newly released transcripts tell gruesome moments of Saudi columnist killed in embassy

(WASHINGTON) -- Newly released transcripts provide insight into the final moments of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi before he was killed by Saudi agents inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.The authenticity of the transcripts, which were published Tuesday in the Turkish media for the first time,…... Read More

US-led coalition hits ISIS 'infested' island in Iraq with 80,000 pounds of munitions

(BAGHDAD) -- The U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes against an Islamic State "infested" island in Iraq on Tuesday in order to deny what had become a safe haven for the terror group, according to Operation Inherent Resolve.U.S. F-15 and F-35 aircraft dropped 80,000 pounds of munitions on Qanus Island, located in…... Read More

An Iranian female soccer fan caught trying to enter stadium set herself on fire and died

(TEHRAN, Iran) — A female Iranian soccer fan who had been caught trying to enter the country's Azadi Stadium has died after setting herself on fire to protest her arrest.Sahar Khodayari, 30, had disguised herself as a man so she could watch Esteghlal, an Iranian soccer team, play against the…... Read More

French court rules employer responsible for worker’s death after sex

(PARIS) -- The Paris Court of Appeal made a ruling that during a business trip, an employer is liable for any employee accidents -- or an employee's death -- in just about any circumstance.Xavier, a railway construction technician, died of a heart attack while on a business trip in the…... Read More

Nigeria to evacuate citizens from South Africa after xenophobic attacks

(LONDON) — Nigeria will evacuate hundreds of its citizens from South Africa following a recent spate of violent attacks on foreign nationals living there, officials said.Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced Monday afternoon that his government has "made arrangements for the immediate voluntary evacuation of all Nigerians in South Africa who…... Read More

'We have to be very careful,' Trump says of allowing Dorian evacuees into US

(WASHINGTON) -- The acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection denied on Monday that people fleeing the devastation in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian have been turned away from the United States by his agency because they did not have proper documentation. "We will accept anyone…... Read More

President Trump declares peace talks with the Taliban 'dead'

(WASHINGTON) -- After calling off a secret meeting with the Taliban at Camp David this weekend, President Donald Trump declared that Afghanistan peace talks are officially dead. "They are dead, they are dead," Trump told reporters on the White House south lawn. "As far as I'm concerned, they are dead."On…... Read More

Putin's party suffers unusual losses in Moscow election after protests

(MOSCOW) -- Pro-Kremlin candidates suffered substantial losses in Moscow’s city council elections on Sunday, an unusual blow to president Vladimir Putin’s ruling party after weeks of protests this summer saw tens of thousands of people demonstrate over the barring of opposition candidates from the vote. The city council itself has…... Read More

American film student held in Russian jail for medical marijuana, officials say

(MOSCOW) -- A 19 year-old film student from New York has spent at least a week in a Russian jail facing drug charges after she was arrested with medical marijuana while visiting Saint Petersburg with her mother. Audrey Lorber, from Staten Island, was arrested as she tried to fly out…... Read More

North Korea says it's willing to resume nuclear talks with US by end of September

(WASHINGTON) -- North Korea has said it was willing to meet with the U.S. in late September to resume talks focused on its nuclear weapons program -- a move that President Donald Trump heralded as a "good thing" after weeks of quiet in the diplomatic process.North Korea is willing "to…... Read More

Woman sets record as oldest person to sail solo around the world

(NEW YORK) -- This 77-year-old British yachtswoman broke a world record for oldest person to sail around the world from North America solo, nonstop and unassisted.Jeanne Socrates arrived at Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Canada on Saturday afternoon flying an orange sail aboard the SV Nereida after just under a…... Read More