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LAST_UPDATEMon, 19 Feb 2018 4am

Trump Lawyer Says He Paid Porn Actress Out Of His Own Pocket

Pic: APWASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s personal attorney said Tuesday he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006.

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China Not A Threat To West - Defence Expert

LONDON -- China is not a threat to the West and the former's military build up is a natural course for a rising country, according to one expert on defence and security in  Asia.

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With No Time For Brexit, Macron Sets Out Plans To Redraw EU Political Map

Pic: ReutersPARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron said he would not waste too much of his time on Brexit and would instead seek to redraw the map of “ossified” EU politics by launching an initiative of European progressives for EU elections next year.

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Chinese Paper Says UK Trying To Grab Attention With South China Sea Mission

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: Britain’s Defence Ministry is trying to justify its existence and grab attention with a planned mission by a British warship to the disputed South China Sea next month, a Chinese newspaper said on Wednesday.

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'France Will Strike' If Proven Chemical Bombs Used In Syria: Macron

Pic: ReutersPARIS: President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that “France will strike” if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict in violation of international treaties, but that he had not yet seen proof this was the case.

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Morocco Pledges To Build Seven New Stadiums In Bid To Host 2026 World Cup

RABAT -- Morocco has pledged to build seven new stadiums if the north African country wins the bid to host the 2026 World Cup, China's Xinhua news agency reported quoting the local media on Tuesday.

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Singapore Economy Grows By 3.6 Pct In 2017

SINGAPORE -- Singapore’s economy grew by 3.6 per cent in 2017, faster than the 2.4 per cent growth in 2016.

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U.S. 2018 Elections 'Under Attack' By Russia: U.S. Intelligence Chief

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: Leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies warned on Tuesday that Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections by using social media to spread propaganda and misleading reports, much as it did in the 2016 campaign.

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Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Fatally Shot During Pursuit

CHICAGO — An off-duty police commander was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in downtown Chicago after he spotted a man matching the radio description of an armed suspect officers were chasing on foot, the city’s police superintendent said.

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Colombia Says Needs International Aid To Cope With Venezuela Crisis

Pic: Reuters (People queue to try to cross into Venezuela from Colombia through the Simon Bolivar international bridge in Cucuta, Colombia)

BOGOTA - Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday the country needs international aid to help cope with the humanitarian crisis caused by hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing over the border to escape the economic crisis at home.

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