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French foreign minister calls for end to Aleppo 'massacre'

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France's foreign minister urged the international community to "do everything" to end the "massacre" in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday after fighting resumed following a 72-hour truce declared by Damascus ally Russia. Speaking in the

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UN Syria envoy to meet Trump team

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 08,2016

The UN's peace envoy for Syria said Thursday he was planning to have meetings with US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. Staffan de Mistura, who has been leading diplomatic efforts to end the five-year war in Syria, told reporters that

Image : US stocks close higher as Nasdaq hits record high, oil rises

US stocks close higher as Nasdaq hits record high, oil rises

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 27,2016

Yahoo News A day of quiet trading on Wall Street ended Tuesday with the Dow Jones industrial average inching closer to 20,000 and a record high for the Nasdaq composite.

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Justices reject appeal of Ponzi scheme conviction

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to disturb the conviction of former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford on fraud, conspiracy and obstruction charges.

The justices had no comment Monday on their order rejecting Stanford's appeal of his 2012 conviction for running a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of $7.2 billion. He was sentenced to 110 years in prison.

Stanford argued that the government deprived him of using his lawyer of choice by unfairly freezing all his global assets, including money untainted by fraud. He also said the government used evidence that was illegally seized by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

A federal appeals court denied his appeals in 2015.

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