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Trump blames lawyer Michael Cohen for hush money 'liability'

President Donald Trump is defending the hush money payments made by his former lawyer to two women during his 2016 campaign as "a simple private transaction." He tweeted Monday that if there was wrongdoing, it's lawyer Michael Cohen's "liability" and not his. Federal prosecutors said in a court...

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  • Lebanon says police thwarted bombing attacks by IS

    Lebanon's Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouk says the country's police have discovered and thwarted planned bombing attacks by the Islamic State group. Mashnouk told reporters Monday that the bombs were smuggled in from the rebel-held northwestern Syrian province of Idlib in buckets of cheese, and...

  • Yemen's warring sides negotiating truce for key port Hodeida

    Delegations from Yemen's warring sides discussed expanding a shaky truce in the key port city of Hodeida on Monday, however neither side appeared ready to agree on initial draft proposals hoped for by the United Nations , who are sponsoring talks in Sweden and seek to resume needed aid deliveries...

  • Israel says Oman will open its airspace to Israeli carrier

    Israel's prime minister on Monday announced that Oman will open its airspace to Israel's national airline. The move appears to have no immediate practical effect because carrier El Al is still barred from flying over Oman's northern neighbor, Saudi Arabia. But it marks another sign of warming ties...

  • Armenian PM's bloc wins majority in parliamentary vote

    Allies of Armenia's new leader have won an overwhelming majority of seats in the country's early parliamentary election, according to preliminary results released Monday. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian, a 43-year-old former journalist, took over in May after spearheading massive protests that forced...

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