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  • Pakistan's ex-premier Sharif indicted on corruption charges

    October 19, 2017 8:34 AM 5 1

    ISLAMABAD – A Pakistani court on Thursday indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as well as his daughter and son-in-law on corruption charges stemming from documents leaked from a Panama law firm. A lawyer for the 67-year-old Sharif, who is currently in London, where his wife is receiving medical treatment, entered a plea of not guilty. The former

  • Catalonia leader will declare independence if government takes control of region

    October 19, 2017 8:29 AM 9

    Letter sent minutes before the expiration of a deadline to back down on independence bid Catalonia's leader has threatened to explicitly declare independence from Spain if no talks are offered and central authorities follow through on a threat to take control of the region's semi-autonomous powers. Carles Puigdemont's warning came in a letter to Spain's

  • China offers conflicting goals as Xi Jinping looks to extend rule

    October 19, 2017 4:07 AM 6

    BEIJING - China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second five-year term as leader. Party officials are tightening their control over state-owned enterprises and want a voice in how some foreign companies are run. State companies

  • Texas man’s execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

    October 19, 2017 3:49 AM 10

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area’s “Tourniquet Killer” so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing. Anthony Allen Shore was scheduled to be given a lethal injection Wednesday evening, but the judge

  • Magnitsky-style law will target Russian, Venezuelan human-rights abusers: source

    October 19, 2017 1:50 AM 7

    Russian and Venezuelan human-rights abusers are expected to be among the first group of individuals targeted by Canadian government sanctions in the coming weeks under a new Magnitsky-style law. Canada became the fourth country to adopt a Magnitsky law on Wednesday when Bill S-226 received royal assent. The legislation is named after Russian whistle-blower

  • Man Shoots 6, 3 Fatally, at Two Places He Worked, Police Say

    October 19, 2017 1:35 AM 5

    The employees who survived were taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Shock Trauma Center and were in critical condition, said Jeffrey R. Gahler, the sheriff in Harford County, Md. The people killed were identified as Bayarsaikhan Tudev, 53; Jose Hidalgo Romero, 34; and Enis Mrvoljak, 48. What you need to know to start your day, delivered

  • Catalonia to press ahead with independence if Spain imposes direct rule

    October 19, 2017 12:53 AM 4

    Spain-Catalonia standoff set to intensify as leaders take hard lines Spain's political showdown with Catalonia is set to reach a new level on Thursday when political leaders in Madrid and Barcelona are expected to make good on pledges made to their supporters to stick to their tough positions over the region's future. In an unprecedented move since Spain

  • Canada's original NAFTA negotiator say it's not 'end of world' if deal dies

    October 18, 2017 9:46 PM 10

    WASHINGTON -- Canada's chief negotiator for the original NAFTA says it would not be the end of the world if the agreement disappeared, suggesting it might be a better outcome than letting the Trump administration rewrite the rules of international trade. John Weekes told a panel discussion this week that he hopes Canada remains at the negotiating table

  • Man sentenced for beating wife after dreaming she cheated

    October 18, 2017 8:38 PM 5

    EYNON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man who dreamed his wife was cheating on him and then woke up and tried to strangle her has been sentenced to six to 12 years in prison. WNEP-TV reports Conrad Rudalavage, of Eynon, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in June and was sentenced Tuesday. Archibald police say he had been drinking before he dreamed his wife was unfaithful

  • Melania Trump to donate inaugural ball gown to Smithsonian

    October 18, 2017 7:22 PM 4

    WASHINGTON -- Melania Trump is donating her inaugural ball gown to the First Ladies' Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. The first lady is handing over the vanilla silk, off-the-shoulder gown during a ceremony Friday in Washington. The gown also featured a slit skirt, ruffled accent trim from the neckline to the hem and a claret ribbon around