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  • Germany offers to pay migrants who go back home

    December 3, 2017 1:39 PM 9

    BERLIN -- Germany wants to support rejected asylum-seekers who voluntarily move back to their home countries with a one-time payment of 3,000 euros ($4,527). The Interior Ministry says those who qualify can apply by a Feb. 28 deadline and they would get the money once they return home. Migrants who agree to go back even before their asylum request is rejected

  • Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes off Ecuador's coast

    December 3, 2017 12:50 PM 14

    QUITO, Ecuador -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has struck near the coast of Ecuador. The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter is about 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) from Bahia de Caraquez. The quake, which had a depth of 24 kilometres (about 15 miles), happened at around 1120 GMT (6:20 a.m. EST) Sunday. Bahia de Caraquez is about

  • Tampa McDonald’s manager gets $110,000 for tip on suspect in mysterious killings

    December 1, 2017 8:24 PM 11

    Delonda Walker's tip to police on Tuesday led to the arrest of 24-year-old Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, who was accused of randomly killing four people in earlier in the fall. TAMPA, FLA.—A McDonald’s manager will get a $110,000 (U.S.) reward for tipping off police about a man accused of killing four people and terrorizing a Florida neighbourhood for 51 days. Tampa

  • Rare Wu-Tang Clan album among assets government wants to seize from ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli

    December 1, 2017 6:42 PM 12

    The album that the jailed former pharmaceutical CEO has boasted he bought for $2 million is on a list of assets that prosecutors argue Shkreli should forfeit after his securities fraud conviction earlier this year. NEW YORK—The government wants to seize Martin Shkreli’s one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album. The recording that Shkreli has boasted he bought

  • Rex Tillerson says reports Trump plans to fire him are ‘laughable’

    December 1, 2017 3:50 PM 11

    Multiple officials say White House is considering a plan to replace Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday dismissed as “laughable” reports that the White House is trying to get rid of him. Tillerson was asked about the reports during a photo-op with the visiting Libyan prime minister

  • White House has plan to replace Tillerson with CIA chief, New York Times reports

    November 30, 2017 3:12 PM 10

    Senior officials say Trump will replace top diplomat with Mike Pompeo The White House has developed a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, within weeks, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing senior officials. Under the plan, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton would be tapped

  • Trump's anti-Muslim tweets were 'wrong thing to do,' British PM says

    November 30, 2017 2:00 PM 7

    Theresa May says she's not afraid to criticize friend when they get things wrong British Prime Minister Theresa May says President Donald Trump's retweets from a far-right group were "the wrong thing to do." May says the group, Britain First, is "a hateful organization" that runs counter to "common British decency." May has been under pressure to condemn

  • ‘There are no words to express my sorrow and regret’: Lauer issues apology

    November 30, 2017 12:40 PM 7

    Matt Lauer says he is “truly sorry” to anyone he is hurt by his words and actions in his first public comments since being fired by NBC. Lauer’s former Today show co-host Savannah Guthrie read a statement from Lauer at the top of Thursday’s show, a day he was fired by NBC for “inappropriate sexual behaviour.” Published reports accuse Lauer of crude and habitual

  • Trump blasts the wrong Theresa May on Twitter

    November 30, 2017 1:41 AM 11

    U.S. President Donald Trump shot back at British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday night, telling her to focus on her own country rather than criticize him after he retweeted videos posted by the leader of a far-right group in the United Kingdom. Blasting political foes on Twitter isn’t unusual for the U.S. president. But this tweet was exceptional

  • Stolen Ferrari trashed; man arrested after seeking gas money

    November 29, 2017 1:30 PM 11

    SAN DIEGO -- A Southern California man charged with stealing a $300,000 Ferrari was arrested after reportedly asking for gas money. Santa Ana police arrested Israel Perez Rangel on Nov. 1. He's pleaded not guilty to car theft. Authorities say the 458 Spider was brought into a Costa Mesa service centre but stolen in October after a worker left the key on a passenger