Student’s Funds Seized After Paying $500,000 Rent on Penthouse

A London student who pre-paid 390,000 pounds ($500,000) in rent for a Knightsbridge penthouse must hand over nearly half a million pounds, following an investigation by the U.K.’s National Crime Agency. Three bank accounts for Vlad Luca Filat, 22, were frozen in May 2018 after NCA financial investigators suspected the funds derived from illegal activity by his father, Vladimir Filat, […]

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Plane crashes into Southern California neighborhood, killing 2

A small plane crashed into a suburban Southern California neighborhood on Sunday, killing two people and injuring two others, firefighters said.  The conditions of the injured were not immediately known, but both were transported to a hospital. One structure lit on fire, The Orange County Fire Authority said, although initial reports indicated two structures were involved.  The Federal Aviation Administration said the […]

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Cory Booker “has no chance” in 2020, Trump tells CBS News

President Trump said Democratic Senator Cory Booker, who just announced he’s running for president, has “no chance” in the 2020 election, in an exclusive interview with CBS News “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan.  “I say no chance,” Mr. Trump said of Booker, who announced his campaign on Friday. When asked why, Mr. Trump replied: “Because I know him. He […]

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Cardi B and Tomi Lahren feud and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez steps in

Tomi Lahren insulted Cardi B’s intelligence on Twitter and it went about as well as you might expect, with ripple effects prompting a subsequent feud between Lahren and a member of Congress over the weekend. “Looks like @iamcardib is the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats. HA! Keep it up, guys! #MAGA2020,” the outspoken conservative commentator tweeted on […]

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Registration of 1,490 NBFCs cancelled

Kolkata tops the list with 617 cancellations, New Delhi stands second with 203, followed by Mumbai at 190.Abhijit Lele reports. The RBI has stepped up supervision and now looks at liquidity management and loan books for asset quality to spot gaps and risks. The major concerns flagged about finance companies include borrowing short-term for lending to long-term assets, often leading […]

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China says detention of 3rd Canadian relates to employment

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question during an end of session news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) The recent detention of a third Canadian in China differs from earlier ones that authorities allege involve security matters, a Chinese government spokeswoman said Thursday. Continue Reading Below In the latest case, […]

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Ontario environment minister to meet with federal counterpart in Toronto

TORONTO – The federal environment minister is set to meet with her Ontario counterpart in Toronto today where they are expected to discuss the province’s new plan to address climate change. The Progressive Conservative government’s plan, unveiled last week, replaces the cap-and-trade system brought in by the previous Liberal regime and does not put a price on carbon. The new […]

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Nearly 30 detained by North Carolina police after surrounding ICE van to protect undocumented man

North Carolina police arrested 27 people Friday for trying to prevent an Immigration and Customs Enforcement van from leaving with a Mexican man during an immigration appointment. Samuel Oliver-Bruno, an undocumented Mexican national, arrived at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in Morrisville at 8:45 a.m. for a biometrics scan, according to Alerta Migratoria, an immigrants rights advocacy organization in North Carolina. The […]

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Twitter Users Baffled By Trump’s ‘Great Climate’ Promise During Wildfire Tour

President Donald Trump vowed to make the Earth’s climate great again as he toured the destruction caused by the deadliest wildfire in California’s history.  After witnessing the devastation inflicted on the community of Paradise, Trump on Saturday was asked by reporters whether his opinion on climate change had been altered.  “No. No. I have a strong opinion: I want great climate, […]

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Commentary: What a “win” looks like in the midterm elections

When it comes to Tuesday’s midterms, what does a “win” look like? If Democrats wake up on Wednesday and they’re up 25 seats in the House but down two in the U.S. Senate—is that a win?  Will Republicans count narrowly losing the House but adding to their Senate majority a “loss?” Nonsense, says pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder of Echelon […]

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