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Big tech firms pledge training for workers in Southeast AsiaMicrosoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region's working-age population is a fit for the future job market
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An aide to the Russian Prosecutor General Nikolai Atmoniev speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Russian prosecutors on Monday announced new charges against Bill Browder, accusing him of forming a criminal group to embezzle funds in Russia. They also said they suspect Magnitsky's death in prison was a poisoning and said they have a "theory" Browder is behind the poisoning. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian brings new charges against Kremlin critic BrowderRussian prosecutors have announced a new criminal case against Kremlin critic Bill Browder and said he might be behind the death of his former employee in a Russian prison
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Whistleblower in Danish banking scandal: Bank ignored meThe man who blew the whistle on a massive money laundering scheme through the Estonian branch of Denmark's Danske Bank, says the Danish bank "deliberately ignored" the warning he made that dirty money was flowing, some from Russia
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
A man holds a poster showing images of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman and of journalist writer Jamal Khashoggi, describing the prince as "assassin" and Khashoggi as "martyr" during funeral prayers in absentia for Khashoggi who was killed last month in the Saudi Arabia consulate, in Istanbul, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday called for an international investigation into the killing of the Saudi dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
The Latest: 18 Saudis banned from all 26 Schengen countriesGermany's foreign minister says Berlin has banned 18 Saudi nationals from entering Europe's border-free Schengen zone because they are believed to be connected to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, Renault and Nissan Motor Co.'s chairman Carlos Ghosn listens during a media conference outside Paris, France. Nissan Motor Co. says an internal investigation found that its chairman, Carlos Ghosn, has underreported his income. The auto company said he will be dismissed. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
The Latest: Renault shares tank as CEO Ghosn under fireShares in European carmaker Renault have fallen 14 percent after alliance partner Nissan announced that Chairman Carlos Ghosn under-reported his income and will be dismissed
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Arissa Harvey, 16, left, and her sister Arianne Harvey sit on the bed of a truck as they drive through their neighborhood burned in a wildfire in Paradise, Calif. The Harvey family was living in an RV near where her family's home was destroyed by the fire. For a while, Phillip and Krystin Harvey, who lost their mobile home, had been staying with the sisters and their other teenage daughter in the camper, trying to hang on to a piece of the life they had known. Eventually the family gave up and moved to Oroville, Calif., to stay with friends to have some stability and security, their cousins Patrick Knuthson said. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
In smoldering wildfire ruins, life goes on for a hardy fewA small group of residents who survived the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century are staying put and trying to live amid the ashen ruins
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Netanyahu says he will take over temporarily as defense minister as early elections still loom. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israel avoids early elections as coalition is kept intactIsrael avoids early elections after key coalition partner says he won't withdraw his party from Netanyahu government
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Edie Hall, center, prays during a vigil for the lives and community lost to the Camp Fire on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Chico, Calif. More than 50 people gathered at the memorial for the victims. People hugged and shed tears as Pastor Jesse Kearns recited a prayer for first responders. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool)
Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfireRain in the forecast could bring relief for those working to tame a devastating Northern California fire and frustration for those searching for remains of victims
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, Renault and Nissan Motor Co.'s chairman Carlos Ghosn listens during a media conference outside Paris, France. Nissan Motor Co. says an internal investigation found that its chairman, Carlos Ghosn, has underreported his income. The auto company said he will be dismissed. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
Nissan chairman Ghosn to be dismissed for misconductJapanese automaker Nissan Motor Co.'s chairman Ghosn to be dismissed over misconduct; NHK reports arrest
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
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  • Vehicle fire spreads to home, displacing Sterling family of three

    A Monday morning house fire in Sterling was caused by an electrical malfunction in the engine of a vehicle parked in the home's carport, displacing the family and causing more than $500,000 in damage, according to the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office. Loudoun Times, Fri, Nov 16 2018 @ 01:00 AM
  • Special election for 33rd Senate District seat set for Jan. 8

    A special election for the 33rd state Senate District seat will be held on Jan. 8, 2019, Loudoun County officials announced today. Loudoun Times, Thu, Nov 15 2018 @ 01:40 PM
  • Leesburg man charged in One Loudoun assault

    A Leesburg man has been arrested after injuring another man during an assault outside Sense of Thai restaurant at One Loudoun early Sunday. Loudoun Times, Wed, Nov 14 2018 @ 06:58 PM
  • Leaders, experts discuss challenges and opportunities at Loudoun rural summit

    Longtime rural conservationist Malcolm Baldwin was honored Friday during a rural summit at the Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg. Loudoun Times, Sat, Nov 17 2018 @ 12:51 PM
  • Area school systems announce delays ahead of Friday

    With Thursday's wintry mix still affecting road conditions into the night, a number of school systems around the D.C. region have announced delays for Friday. In Virginia, school systems in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier counties will open two hours late Friday. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Nov 15 2018 @ 11:51 PM
  • A slippery wintry mix gradually changes to a cold, wind-swept rain

    In the immediate area, snow and sleet will transition to mostly sleet midday to early afternoon and rain by early to mid-afternoon, from southeast to northwest Total snow/sleet accumulations should be around 0.5 to 2 inches in the immediate area, 1 to 3 inches in our north and west suburbs, and 3 to 6 inches toward northern Maryland and Interstate 81. This is the boom scenario. Temperatures will hover around freezing through mid-afternoon so untreated surfaces will remain slick until rain starts to wash the slush away later today. The Washington Post, Thu, Nov 15 2018 @ 10:15 AM
  • Walbridge out as rural summit emcee amid threats, controversy

    Chairwoman Phyllis Randall's rural summit has been a source of controversy with her peers on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. Loudoun Times, Thu, Nov 15 2018 @ 09:46 AM
  • 'It's worse than what was predicted': D.C. area hit with first snowfall of the season

    The D.C. region saw its first snowfall of the season Thursday morning, as a messy mix of light snow, sleet and freezing rain left some commuters and officials caught a bit off guard. Barely a dusting of snow hit even the outer parts of the region in the early-morning hours. The Washington Post, Thu, Nov 15 2018 @ 08:58 AM
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