Crime

‘Couldn’t believe what I was hearing’: White House aides testify in impeachment probe

November 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (HeadlineNews) – Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday they were concerned by President Donald Trump’s effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival, with one White House official calling it a “shock.” The third day of impeachment hearings conducted by the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee marked the first […]

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Hong Kong protesters shoot arrows, hurl petrol bombs in campus clash

November 17, 2019

HONG KONG (HeadlineNews) – Protesters shot arrows and lobbed petrol bombs at police on Sunday as fresh violence erupted around a besieged Hong Kong university campus, with activists braced for a possible final police push to clear them after fiery clashes overnight. Protesters clash with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, […]

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Flash mob rallies in downtown Hong Kong financial district

November 12, 2019

HONG KONG (HeadlineNews) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas in the heart of the Central financial district and at two university campuses after territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc in the Chinese-ruled city. A flash mob of more than 1,000 pro-democracy protesters, many wearing office clothes and face masks, rallied in Central for a […]

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Hong Kong spirals into rare working-hour violence as police shoot protester

November 11, 2019

HONG KONG (HeadlineNews) – Hong Kong police shot and wounded one protester who, hospital officials said, was in critical condition on Monday, as the Chinese-ruled territory spiraled into rare working-hours violence in its 24th straight week of pro-democracy unrest. Police fired tear gas in the Central business district where some protesters, crouching behind umbrellas, blocked […]

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EU heavyweight states push for joint supervisor against money laundering

November 9, 2019

BRUSSELS (HeadlineNews) – The European Union’s largest states are pushing for the establishment of a new supervisory authority that would take over from states the oversight of money laundering at financial firms, after a series of scandals at the bloc’s banks. In a joint statement, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Latvia said the […]

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Mexican cartels ‘worse than ISIS’: massacre victims’ kin urge U.S. help

November 8, 2019

BAVISPE, Mexico (HeadlineNews) – Angry kin of nine American citizens massacred in a suspected gangland ambush in northern Mexico urged the government to accept U.S. help to destroy drug cartels that one grieving relative described as being “as bad or worse than ISIS.” Funerals of the three mothers and six children began to be held […]

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Killed American family may have been ‘bait’ in Mexican cartel fight: relatives

November 7, 2019

BAVISPE, Mexico (HeadlineNews) – The nine American women and children killed in northern Mexico were victims of a territorial dispute between an arm of the Sinaloa Cartel and a rival gang, officials said on Wednesday, and may have been used to lure one side into a firefight. Members of breakaway Mormon communities that settled in […]

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Congressional impeachment investigators call Trump chief of staff Mulvaney to testify

November 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (HeadlineNews) – U.S. House of Representatives committees conducting an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump said on Tuesday they had asked Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House Chief of Staff, to appear for a deposition on Nov. 8, a request he intends to ignore. The request for testimony from Mulvaney, a former Republican House […]

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Facebook will widen access to encryption feature, test safety measures

November 5, 2019

LISBON (HeadlineNews) – Facebook will outline on Wednesday an expanded test of encryption on its Messenger platform, moving ahead with a controversial plan for enhanced security that regulators and government officials warn will aid criminals. FILE PHOTO: Stickers bearing the Facebook logo are pictured at Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., […]

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UK lowers national terrorism threat level to ‘substantial’

November 4, 2019

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians use the Millennium Bridge on the South Bank, opposite St Paul’s Cathedral, in London, Britain December 27, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo LONDON (HeadlineNews) – Britain lowered its national terrorism threat level to “substantial” from “severe” on Monday, the country’s interior minister Priti Patel said. “Despite the change in the threat level, terrorism […]

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