WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ?like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,? damaging his credibility
Billionaire raises questions about Putin critic?s mysterious fall
A U.K.-based billionaire is raising pointed questions about the most recent in a series of mysterious accidents, illnesses and muggings to befall critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin: lawyer Nikolai Gorokhov?s fall from a window of his fourth-floor apartment near Moscow earlier this week. ?People don?t just go falling out of their apartments,? Bill Browder, the American-born CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga Wednesday. Browder, whose net worth is estimated at around $4 billion, is the grandson of longtime American Communist Party leader Earl Browder, and a former ally turned vocal critic of Putin.
Jewish youth arrested in Israel over anti-Semitic threats abroad
A Jewish youth was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of anti-Semitic threats in countries around the world, police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the suspect was "a resident of the south (of Israel) from the Jewish community". "The investigation began in several countries at the same time, in which dozens of threatening calls were received at public places, events, synagogues and community buildings that caused panic and disrupted events and activities in various organisations," a police statement said.
Disabled students? education rights upgraded by Supreme Court
Students with disabilities have a legal right to educational support at school that will enable each one to make measurable progress, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday. It is not enough that progress is simply more than a bare minimum, the court said in an opinion written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
Turkey says fires into Kurdish-held Syria after soldier killed by sniper
By Tulay Karadeniz and Tom Perry ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey fired into Kurdish-controlled Syria on Wednesday after saying one of its soldiers was killed by a sniper from across the border, risking deeper conflict with a Kurdish militia backed by the United States and building ties to Russia. The Turkish military said the soldier was killed in the Turkish province of Hatay, across the border from Syria's Afrin, which is controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia.
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Japan PM Abe accused of giving cash to nationalistic school
TOKYO (AP) ? Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife to a school run by a group of ultranationalist educators, the group's leader told Parliament on Thursday, while also suggesting there was "political influence" in a land-buying scandal involving the school.
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EMILY?s List: An unprecedented 10,000 women have told us they want to run for office, thanks to Trump
EMILY?s List announced Wednesday that more than 10,000 women have reached out to the group since Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to say they want to run for office, a record number in such a short time for the group. ?Over ten thousand women isn?t a ripple ? it?s a wave,? said EMILY?s List president Stephanie Schriock in a statement.
Somaliland drought "a kind of nightmare" ? and a security threat: minister
By Laurie Goering LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Prolonged drought in Somaliland has killed between 65 and 80 percent of the semi-autonomous region's livestock, creating conditions that are "the worst time in our lives" and could threaten regional security, says the region's environment minister. With 70 percent of Somaliland's economy built around livestock, "you can imagine the desperation of the people, the desperation of the government," said Shukri Ismail Bandare, the minister of rural development and environment.