Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

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U-S President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he bought the silence of two women because Trump was "very concerned" about how their stories of alleged affairs with him would affect the election.

In an interview with A-B-C News airing this morning, Michael Cohen said he gave loyalty to someone who does not deserve it.

Cohen was sentenced Wednesday to three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to campaign-finance violations, dodging taxes and lying to Congress.

Prosecutors have said Trump directed Cohen to arrange the payments to buy the silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal ahead of the 2016 campaign.

Trump has denied he directed Cohen to break the law.(5)



Polish teenagers have staged an action at the venue of the U-N climate conference urging the negotiators on the last day of talks to reach an agreement on ways of fighting global warming.

More than 30 school students from the summit's Polish host city responded today to a call by 15-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg for a "climate strike" to pressure politicians into greater ambition in fighting climate change.

They sang Michael Jackson's "Earth Song" as they stood near where negotiators from Canada and nearly 200 other countries are trying to reach agreement on the fine print of the 2015 Paris climate accord.(5)



Closing arguments are expected today in a southwestern Ontario courtroom, in the sexual assault trial of a former high-ranking gymnastics coach.

Dave Brubaker, the former head coach of the women's national team, has pleaded not guilty to one count each of sexual assault and invitation to sexual touching at his judge-alone trial in Sarnia.

The charges relate to alleged incidents between 2000 and 2007 involving a single complainant, now in her 30s, who testified that Brubaker would pick her up from school and take her to his house where he would occasionally spoon her in bed. …

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