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The Wall Street Journal said the buyer was a proxy for the crown prince, citing a USA government intelligence official and a Middle Eastern art-world figure familiar with the purchase. The statement does not mention Prince Mohammed, the piece's true buyer. That probably won't happen if the painting is shipped to the Middle East. But on Friday, Saudi Arabia's embassy weighed in.
  • Germany's SPD - Coalition with Merkel not automatic, all options open

    Germany's SPD - Coalition with Merkel not automatic, all options open

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    The chairman said the SPD's executive committee would discuss various options on Monday, and make a proposal which would be discussed at SPD's party conference from December 7 to 9 in Berlin. Meantime, she continues to head a caretaker government made up of her conservatives and the Social Democrats. Merkel's camp said the ball was in the SPD's court.
  • Iran inaugurates first phase of Chabahar port

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    The president said: "Neighbouring countries east of Iran, like Afghanistan and our northern neighbours in Central Asia are linked to southern Iran and the open waters and the ocean through this corridor, and this matters politically to us and will develop our relations with eastern and northern countries and even Europe in the future".
  • Missing Florida teen found safe in NY, officials say

    Missing Florida teen found safe in NY, officials say

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    Caitlyn Frisina of Lake City had been missing since Saturday. A missing Florida teenage girl has been found safe, authorities said Friday, almost one week after she allegedly left home with a local soccer coach 10 years her senior. . The teen's phone - which had been completely erased - was left behind, authorities said. The teen withdrew $200 from an ATM in Georgia on Sunday morning before the two were spotted later that evening at a pawn shop in North Carolina.
  • Israeli missile strike reported in Syria

    Israeli missile strike reported in Syria

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    An Israeli military spokeswoman had declined to comment on earlier reports of such an attack overnight. The report claimed that some of the missiles had been intercepted by Syrian air defenses. Media outlets outside of Israel reporting on the incident make no mention of a "Iranian base," saying that what was targeted was an Army ammunition depot.
  • Chandigarh worst in India in crime against elderly: NCRB

    Chandigarh worst in India in crime against elderly: NCRB

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    This is followed by Bihar (8.4%). Cases of rioting declined from 65,255 in 2015 to 61,974 in 2016. The NCRB data also brought out that most of the crimes against SCs reported were crimes against women , including assault, sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism and insult to modesty.
  • Former Trump Adviser Flynn Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

    Former Trump Adviser Flynn Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

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    Flynn's plea is "a very big deal", said Gerald Lefcourt, a leading criminal defense attorney. Flynn appeared in court after Mueller said in a court document filed on Thursday that the ex-national security adviser "did willfully and knowingly make materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the Federal Bureau of Investigation when questioned in January 2017 in Washington, about his contacts with Russian officials.
  • Undocumented immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle death

    Undocumented immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle death

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    Conservative pundit Ann Coulter said Steinle "would still be alive if we had a wall", referring to President Trump's call for the construction of a border wall between the USA and Mexico. MCEVERS: Do you think this will have any impact on San Francisco or other sanctuary cities in how they deal with these cases in the future? But he told jurors that Garcia Zarate had no motivation to kill Steinle and that as very bad as her death was, "nothing you do is going to fix that".
  • White House Plans To Fire Tillerson, Replace Him With CIA's Pompeo

    White House Plans To Fire Tillerson, Replace Him With CIA's Pompeo

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    The ouster of Mr. Tillerson would end a turbulent reign at the State Department for the former Exxon Mobil chief executive, who has been largely marginalized over the past year. But he still would suffer from problems that have afflicted Tillerson, chief among them a boss who has shown little regard for diplomacy and no qualms about undermining his secretary of state with tweets, current and former USA officials said.
  • Did you feel the DE quake? (LIVE MAP)

    Did you feel the DE quake? (LIVE MAP)

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    The USGS said the natural disaster hit at about 4:45 p.m. approximately 6 miles east-northeast of Dover, Delaware and at a depth of about 4.3 miles. Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the USGS's natural disaster information center in Colorado, said he didn't expect any significant damage from the small quake, which he described as unusual.
  • United States gun background checks hit new record on Black Friday

    United States gun background checks hit new record on Black Friday

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    The FBI says it had 203,086 requests for background checks on Friday, smashing the previous single-day record of 185,713, which was set on Black Friday a year ago, USA Today reports. Two of the five deadliest mass shootings in modern US history ― the Las Vegas massacre in October and Sutherland Springs, Texas , mass shooting in November ― occurred within 35 days of each other.
  • Ivanka to lead American team for business summit in India

    Ivanka to lead American team for business summit in India

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    The inaugural session of the summit will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Ivanka. For the first time, the GES is being held in South Asia. "Over 10 countries will be represented by an all-female delegation, including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel", Mr Kant said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited Ms Trump to lead the U.S.