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January 8, 2019

Russian lawyer under scrutiny in Trump Tower meeting charged in Kremlin-connected obstruction case

koromelena/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Russian lawyer that met with President Donald Trump’s son, son-in-law and campaign chairman in June, 2016 at Trump Tower has been charged by federal prosecutors in New York in a separate case that highlights the attorney’s apparent ties to the Kremlin. Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, 43, is charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly submitting a “intentionally misleading declaration” that sought to exonerate her client, a wealthy Russian businessman, in a civi..
January 8, 2019

Home of former Russian spy to be dismantled following Novichok attack

caracterdesign/iStock(LONDON) -- Decontamination work in the home of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia has resumed with military teams dismantling the property after the pair were exposed to Novichok nerve agent in their home. Wiltshire Council in Salisbury, England, informed residents that clean-up work on the property will cause disruption for the next four months as military teams remove the house and garage roof from the property, according to a letter reviewed by the ..
January 8, 2019

Four killed, hundreds injured in rush hour train crash in South Africa

omersukrugoksu/iStock(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Four people are dead and hundreds more were injured when two trains collided during the early morning rush hour commute in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday. Hundreds of commuters remain trapped inside the carriages and emergency response officials say the number of fatalities might rise as the wreckage is being cleared. Shawn Herbst, the media liaison officer of Netcare 911, a private emergency medical response company, told ABC News there were a..
January 8, 2019

Kim Jong Un makes fourth visit to China in a year

Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing Tuesday for his fourth visit to China in a year. Chinese state media reported that Kim came at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, ahead of an expected but yet to be confirmed second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Tuesday also happens to be the North Korean leader's birthday. He is believed to be turning 36. A three-car North Korean train pulled into Beijing Railway ..