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Sentencing for Ex-National Security Adviser Set

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has a sentencing date. A judge Wednesday scheduled Flynn’s sentencing for Dec. 18, more than a year after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The move comes just days after prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said they were ready for Flynn’s case to conclude after months of delays. Flynn has been a key cooperator in the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, but prosecutors have yet to detail the extent of… Read Full Article

Report: Extreme Poverty Declining Worldwide 

The world is making progress in its efforts to lift people out of extreme poverty, but the global aspiration of eliminating such poverty by 2030 is unattainable, a new report found. A World Bank report released Wednesday says the number of people living on less than $1.90 per day fell to a record low of 736 million, or 10 percent of the world’s population, in 2015, the latest year for which data is available. The figure was less than the 11 percent recorded in 2013, showing slow but steady… Read Full Article

Marco Minniti: The man who cut the migrant flow to Italy

Migration to Italy is down - and former minister Marco Minniti says he's the man responsible.

Colombia cocaine production acreage at 'record level'

UN statistics show the total cocaine production area rose to its highest recorded level in 2017.

Brexit will have 'worse economic impact on UK than EU'

Proportionally the UK stands to lose more, says Jean-Claude Trichet, former European Central Bank boss.

Russia to Study Israeli Data Related to Downed Plane

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information on the Israeli airstrike in Syria that triggered fire by Syrian forces which downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Syrian forces mistook the Russian Il-20 for Israeli aircraft, killing all 15 people aboard Monday night. Russia’s Defense Ministry blamed the plane’s loss on Israel, but Putin sought to defuse tensions, pointing at “a chain of tragic accidental circumstances… Read Full Article

India's only self-made female billionaire

Self-made billionaire Kiran Mazumdar Shaw shares her secrets for succeeding in a man's world.

Letter from Africa: The link between earth tremors, God and Nigeria's elections

Why some earth tremors in Nigerian's capital, Abuja, have caused such a stir.

The daring Allied plan to defeat the Nazis

The daring Allied parachute drop to win WW2

The new face of the far right in Europe

He's the far right's newest poster boy – but Martin Sellner’s insistence that his far-right group is non-violent doesn’t have everyone convinced.