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Jussie Smollett scandal: The worst salary negotiation ever?

Today 18:10 GMT

Last week, Chicago police charged Smollett with a felony for filing a false police report, and say he paid two men to fake the attack in order to help him in salary negotiations.

“My advice: Don’t lie in a salary negotiation, period,” said Denise Dudley, a behavioral psychologist and the founder of training company SkillPath Seminars. “But if you do decide to lie, you certainly don’t cook up a story that harms innocent people, muddies up the waters on all sorts of important human rights fronts, ties up police, FBI, and the judicial system, and lands you with a felony charge.”

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Venezuela: Juan Guaido urges army to let aid through

Today 16:19 GMT

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido urged the military to defy the acting president's orders and let Saturday's planned delivery of US-supplied humanitarian aid go ahead smoothly.

Venezuela's opposition is preparing to bring shipments of food and medical supplies into the country — against the orders of embattled acting President Maduro. The plan could lead to clashes with soldiers at the border.

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Jussie Smollett cut from Empire after being charged with staging attack

Today 14:30 GMT

Twentieth Century Fox television will remove Jussie Smollett’s character from the final two episodes of this season of the TV show Empire, after the actor was charged with making a false report to police alleging he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

Smollett, who is black and openly gay, was arrested on Thursday and charged with lying to police about the allegedly faked attack on 29 January, during which he said two masked men struck him and put a noose round his neck.

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Source: Fox News

R. Kelly charged with multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse

Today 18:10 GMT

R. Kelly was charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual abuse involving multiple victims in a Chicago court Friday after decades of rumors and allegations that the R&B star was abusing women and underage girls.

MICHAEL AVENATTI: R. KELLY SEEN HAVING SEX WITH UNDERAGE GIRL IN NEWLY UNCOVERED VIDEO. Kelly has denied allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for decades.

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Source: DW

EU ministers debate US tariffs threat response

Today 14:30 GMT

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier urged fellow ministers Friday to "act in unison" over President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on EU cars sold in the USA. Instead, Altmaier said, "car tariffs between the US and Europe should be reduced and completely abolished."

EU ministers are meeting in Bucharest to hand the European commission a negotiating mandate to rebuff threatened US tariff hikes on cars imported from Europe.

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Source: CTV

Ottawa trying to reunite Syrian family after fire claims seven children: PM

Today 01:29 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed Thursday his government is responding to a desperate plea from the grieving mother who lost all seven of her children in a recent house fire, saying he wants to "give this family a little solace in a time of unbelievable tragedy."

Ehab Zalok, an expert in fire safety engineering at Carleton University in Ottawa, said the fact that neighbours heard a bang before flames spread rapidly through the house suggests something non-solid, like a gas, may have caused the fire to spread rapidly.

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Source: Global News

R. Kelly due in court Saturday to hear sexual assault charges

Today 18:10 GMT

Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly, who for years has faced allegations that he abused women and underage girls, was due in court in Chicago on Saturday to hear charges that he sexually assaulted four people, including three teenagers.

The 52-year-old, whose real name is Robert Kelly, was charged with a 10-count indictment on Friday, nearly two months after the Lifetime television network aired a six-hour documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” in which multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct and abuse.

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Source: Global News

Michael Jackson estate sues HBO over documentary

Today 14:30 GMT

The estate of Michael Jackson sued HBO and parent company Time Warner on Thursday over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop superstar of molesting them when they were young boys.

The decades-old contract allowed HBO to air Michael Jackson in Concert in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour and included language that the channel would not disparage Jackson at any future point. “In those non-disparagement provisions, HBO promised that ‘HBO shall not make any disparaging remarks concerning Performer or any of his representatives, agents, or business practices or do any act that may harm or disparage or cause to lower in esteem the reputation or public image of Performer,'” the complaint states.

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Source: Global News

‘You didn’t vote for me’: U.S. Democratic senator has testy visit with schoolkids over Green New Deal

Today 14:29 GMT

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein described as “spirited” a discussion she had with children reportedly as young as seven years old, after they called on her to support the Green New Deal on Friday. The activist group that arranged the visit used a different word to describe the exchange: “condescending.”

There, one young activist explained that they were “trying to ask you to vote yes on the Green New Deal,” legislation proposed by Sen. Ed Markey and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, both Democrats, that is meant to change the U.S. economy to tackle climate change and create thousands of renewable energy jobs.

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Source: BBC

Toxic alcohol kills 99 tea workers

Today 18:10 GMT

At least 99 people have died and more than 100 are being treated in hospital after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in north-eastern India, officials say.

The death tolls from those two incidents are believed to be the highest since a 2011 case in West Bengal when more than 170 people died after ingesting bootleg alcohol.

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Source: CTV

Montreal man found guilty of manslaughter in death of ailing wife

Today 18:10 GMT

Michel Cadotte was on trial for second-degree murder in the suffocation death of Jocelyne Lizotte, who was in the last stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Defence lawyers argued their client was in a disturbed state of mind and acted impulsively on Feb. 20, 2017, seeking to end his wife's suffering. The Crown had argued that Cadotte had intended to kill his wife of 19 years, who was unable to care for herself.

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Source: Global News

Trump says ‘good chance’ trade deal can be struck with China

Today 18:10 GMT

U.S. and Chinese negotiators agreed Friday to extend high-level trade talks through the weekend, and President Donald Trump said he hoped to meet next month at his Florida resort with President Xi Jinping to try to finalize an agreement.

READ MORE: U.S.-China trade war could last 20 years, Chinese billionaire says: ‘It’s going to be a mess’. In front of Liu and the press corps, Trump ridiculed members of his own trade team for using the term “memoranda of understanding,” or MOU, to describe the agreements they were working out with the Chinese. “You either make a deal or you’re not,” Trump said.

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Source: CTV

PM Trudeau tells Canadians to listen to clerk in SNC-Lavalin matter

Today 18:10 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be pressured Monday to testify at a House of Commons committee looking into allegations the prime minister and his staff pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to stop a criminal prosecution of Montreal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.

The Conservative party will introduce a motion arguing that since Trudeau keeps saying the Commons justice committee is well placed to investigate the allegations, he should have no problem showing up there himself to answer questions about his role in the matter.

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Source: The Guradian

The global economy is slowing down. What can governments do about it?

Today 18:10 GMT

However, if there was a more severe downturn, we think that policymakers would be reluctant to undertake the more radical steps that would be required – with a weak policy response raising the risk of a prolonged slump.”

When the White House announced its first tranche of protectionist measures almost a year ago, hopes were high that the world economy had at last shrugged off the long hangover from the financial crisis and deep slump of 2008-09.

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Source: Fox News

Andy Puzder: As Venezuela is devastated by Maduro, Trump is forcefully confronting the evils of socialism

Today 18:10 GMT

While previous U.S. leaders have opposed totalitarian regimes, no American president since Ronald Reagan has confronted the evils of socialism as forcefully as Trump is doing today by supporting the people of Venezuela as they retake their country from the corrupt socialist dictatorship of disputed president Nicolas Maduro.

With his stirring repudiation of socialism, both at home and abroad, President Trump is proving himself to be the very champion of liberty and freedom the world needs.


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