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President Trump’s Former Lawyer, Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

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President Trump's Former Lawyer, Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

The legal snooze is closing in on American president Donald Trump whose former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday.

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Cohen gave an emotional apology to the court for his involvement in a hush-money scandal the scheme to protect trump’s chances before the 2016 election by buying the silence of two women who said they had affairs with Trump, could threaten the Trump presidency.

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Cohen said his blind loyalty to Trump led him to ignore his own inner voice and moral compass.

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Thailand To Hold First Elections After Military Rule

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Thailand To hold Elections In March After Military Rule

Thailand says it will finally hold elections in march after more than four years of military rule.

The poll will be the first since generals ousted a democratically elected government in 2014 after months of violent street protests.

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The election commission announced the decision on Wednesday after having postponed the vote’s date several times.

In December the commission said the elections would be held in Febuary, but the military government expressed concern that election-related events would clash with early preparations for the coronation of King Maha scheduled for May.

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The monarchy is revered in Thailand, and this year’s coronation will be the first in living memory for most of the population.

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U.S. Senate Plans To End Partial Shutdown

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U.S. Senate Plans To End Shutdown

The U.S. Senate is on the path to resolving a partial shutdown that has lasted for a month now, but there was no sign of relief anytime soon for 800,000 federal workers who are working without pay.

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Republican senate majority leader Mitch Mcconnell laid the groundwork for a vote on Thursday on a proposal by Democrats to fund the government for three weeks, but without attaching the 5 billion dollars president Donald Trump is demanding for U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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The president has opposed similar legislation.

The senate leader said he would also bring up for a Thursday vote, a proposal by trump to end the shutdown that includes border wall funding and relief for “dreamers,” people brought illegally to the united states as children.

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France Extradites CAR Football Official Wanted By ICC

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France Extradites CAR Football Official Wanted By ICC

France has extradited to the Hague, a senior Central African Republic football official wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes committed in the C.A.R.

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A committee member of the Confederation of African Football  Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, was arrested in Paris last month for coordinating attacks on Muslims in his country. He has denied the allegations.

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Patrice had declared himself political co-ordinator of the Christian anti-Balaka militia. The group has been blamed for hundreds of killings.  The ICC says Patrice was responsible for murder, torture and the recruitment of child soldiers.

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