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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 08, 2018, 09.01 AM (IST)

US prosecutors call for 'substantial term' in prison for Cohen, detail Manafort's 'multiple lies' in Russia probe

Federal prosecutors on Friday asked "substantial" prison term for Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer of US President Donald Trump for paying an adult film star hush money on Trump's behalf and evading taxes. 

Paris braces for further violence in new 'yellow vest' protests

Businesses in Paris battened down the hatches on Friday and streets were cleared of material that could be used as weapons amid fears of further violence during a fourth round of "yellow vest" protests.

US accuses Huawei CFO of Iran sanctions cover-up; hearing adjourned to Monday

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer faces US accusations that she covered up her company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions, a Canadian prosecutor said on Friday, arguing against giving her bail while she awaits extradition.

Amazon targets airports for checkout-free store expansion

Amazon.com Inc is looking at bringing its futuristic checkout-free store format to airports in an effort to win business from hungry, time-pressed travellers, according to public records and a person familiar with the strategy.

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing

China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower, state media said.