Philippines senator Antonio Trillanes arrested after weeks holed up in Senate

    (CNN)A prominent Philippines lawmaker and critic of President Rodrigo Duterte who has been holed up in the country's Senate has left accompanied by police officers after an arrest warrant was ordered by a Manila court. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was arrested on charges of rebellion, following an earlier move by the president to revoke an amnesty granted to the senator for his involvement in a number of coup attempts that happened over a decade ago. "I will go with the arresting team when there's a warrant, no matter how unjust that warrant may be," Trillanes said, according to CNN Philippines. The Makati Regional Trial Court issued the arrest warrant after the country's Supreme Court refused to back the senator over the validity of the amnesty.

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    Judge appears ready to toss Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump

    During a hearing in Los Angeles Monday, the judge said that Trump's tweet from April 2018 expressing skepticism about Daniels' claim that a man approached her and threatened her in Las Vegas in 2011 appeared to be well within the bounds of free speech.

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    Duchess of Sussex reveals her 'something blue'

    The Duchess of Sussex has revealed she hid a romantic memento to the first date she had with Prince Harry as the "something blue" within her wedding outfit. The new royal shared details from her big day with British broadcaster ITV as part of a new two-part show honoring Queen Elizabeth II. In a sneak peak of "Queen of the World," Meghan is seen reunited with her bridal outfit for the first time since she wed Prince Harry ahead of it being displayed in an exhibition in October. "Somewhere in here there is a piece of, did you see? There's a piece of blue fabric that's stitched inside? It's my something blue," Meghan revealed while gently inspecting the bridal ensemble. "It's fabric from the dress

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    EU and Iran agree on new payment system to skirt US sanctions

    In a major snub to the United States, the European Union has decided to set up a new mechanism to enable legal trade with Iran without encountering US sanctions.  The EU will create new payment channels to preserve oil and other business deals with Iran, Federica Mogherini, the bloc's foreign policy chief said late on Monday, in a bid to evade US punitive measures. US President Donald Trump withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal in May and re-imposed sanctions on the country.  Mogherini's announcement came after a meeting with foreign ministers from Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China, and Iran on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.  "In practical terms this will

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    WATCH: Iranians losing patience with the regime, says Faiza Rafsanjani

    Iranian activist, Faiza Hashemi Rafsanjani, has warned of the danger surrounding Iran’s

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    India launches 'Modicare', world's biggest health scheme

    India on Sunday launched the world’s biggest health insurance scheme which Prime Minister Narendra Modi said would cover some 500 million poor people. The programme, dubbed “Modicare”, promises health cover worth 500,000 rupees ($6,900) to every poor family to treat serious ailments. The scheme is expected to cost the central and 29 state governments $1.6 billion per year in total. Funding will be increased gradually according to demand. Modi handed medical cards out at the launch in Ranchi, capital of the eastern state of Jharkhand, calling it a historic day for India. He called the scheme “a big step towards providing good quality and accessible healthcare to the poor of India. Over 100 million

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    Saudi women mark National Day behind the steering wheel

    MAKKAH/RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s celebration of its 88th National Day comes at a time when the Kingdom is achieving remarkable progress economically and socially, most notably lifting the ban on women driving. This is the first National Day in which Saudi women can drive their cars. Writer Heba Qazi said it is a beautiful feeling, and Saudi women can now participate in celebrations and exercise their legitimate right nationwide. The 88th National Day is a great opportunity to remember past glories and recognize the great sacrifices of those who have held high the banner of Saudi women’s rights, she added. Under King Salman and his crown prince, women have been able to obtain their rights and become