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More civilian focus, less military, in South China Sea would ease fears: Chinese paper

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:32
China should put more focus on building civilian facilities on islands in the South China Sea and less emphasis on the military to better sooth regional fears about China's intentions, an influential state-run paper said on Wednesday.
Categories: World News

Turkey, U.S. discussed return of jailed Halkbank executive: Turkey minister

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:17
Turkey and the United States have discussed returning a jailed executive from state-owned lender Halkbank to Turkey where he can serve the rest of his sentence from an Iran sanctions-busting case, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
Categories: World News

Californians left homeless by wildfire brace for heavy rain and mud

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:16
Northern California residents left homeless by the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in state history braced for a new bout of misery on Tuesday from showers expected to plunge encampments of evacuees into rain-soaked fields of mud.
Categories: National News

China arrests 576 waste smuggling suspects from Jan-Oct: Xinhua

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:11
China arrested 576 people accused of smuggling waste into the country in the first 10 months of the year, state news agency Xinhua said, part of its efforts to enforce a ban on low-grade trash imports.
Categories: World News

Teachers, district reach tentative contract

WAND News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:05
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Champaign teachers and the Unit 4 school board reached a tentative contract agreement Tuesday night. 
Categories: Local News

In Mississippi U.S. Senate race, a 'hanging' remark spurs Democrats

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 21:38
A white Republican senator's casual reference to a "public hanging" has inflamed a special election runoff in Mississippi, fueling Democratic hopes of an upset in a conservative state with an ugly history of racist violence.
Categories: National News

Police: Man burned child with hot tobacco pipe

WAND News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 20:51
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A man put a hot tobacco pipe on a child's skin and burned her out of frustration, police say.
Categories: Local News

Britain's May seeks to cut deal on future EU ties in Brussels

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 20:15
British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Brussels on Wednesday to attempt to agree a blueprint of Britain's post-Brexit ties with the European Union, which the bloc's diplomats said was being held up by disagreements over Gibraltar, fisheries and trade.
Categories: World News

Police seek driver who hit, killed woman

WAND News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:58
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) – The search is on for the driver who struck and killed a woman in Coles County.
Categories: Local News

Turkey may seek U.N. inquiry if Saudi cooperation reaches impasse

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:46
Turkey is not entirely satisfied with the level of cooperation it is receiving from Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and may seek a formal United Nations inquiry if its liaising with Riyadh comes to an impasse, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
Categories: World News

Venezuela's former treasurer took $1 billion in bribes: U.S. prosecutors

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:28
Venezuela's former national treasurer admitted receiving over $1 billion in bribes as part of illicit foreign currency operations that involved a local television mogul now indicted in U.S. courts, according to U.S. court documents unsealed on Tuesday.
Categories: World News

Facebook sued by Russian firm linked to woman charged by U.S.

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:22
A Russian company whose accountant was charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to meddle in U.S. elections sued Facebook Inc on Tuesday, claiming it is a legitimate news outlet and its Facebook account should be restored.
Categories: World News

Canada threatens to legislate end to strike by mail workers

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:16
The Canadian government on Tuesday said it was prepared to legislate an end to a series of strikes by postal workers that is threatening to disrupt deliveries over the Christmas season.
Categories: World News

Pompeo tells Seoul nuclear progress must not lag better Korea ties

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:13
The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.
Categories: World News

Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN rebel leader under Interpol notice

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:11
Colombia's government has asked Cuba to capture ELN rebel commander Nicolas Rodriguez, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, a sign peace talks with the insurgent group are unlikely to resume soon.
Categories: World News

Central IL man gets 48 years for death during kidnapping

WAND News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:55
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - A central Illinois man has been sentenced to 48 years in prison for the death of a man during a kidnapping that authorities say stemmed from trying to steal recent lottery winnings. 
Categories: Local News

U.S. judge strikes down Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:48
A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, ruling that it "unequivocally" violates women's constitutional rights.
Categories: National News

G20 host Argentina's security nightmare: unrest and anarchists

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:47
Argentina vowed on Tuesday to crack down on any anarchists and anti-capitalist protesters who try to disrupt next week's Group of 20 gathering in Buenos Aires, saying it was working with foreign governments to identify and block entry to potential trouble-makers.
Categories: World News

Criticism mounts as Interpol set to elect Russian as president

Reuters World News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:35
International police body Interpol is expected to elect a senior Russian official as its next president on Wednesday, in a move that has provoked alarm in Europe and the United States about the risk of Kremlin meddling.
Categories: World News

Judge voids U.S. female genital mutilation law

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:31
A federal judge in Detroit on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a U.S. law banning female genital mutilation, and also dismissed several charges against two doctors and others in the first U.S. criminal case of its kind.
Categories: National News

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