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Unable to secure any concessions from the European Union at a summit, Ms May faced reports in the Sunday Times that said her de-facto deputy, Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington, held talks with Labour lawmakers aimed at holding another Brexit vote .
  • Flynn Asks Federal Judge for Leniency, Says FBI Agents Tricked Him - Lawyers

    Flynn Asks Federal Judge for Leniency, Says FBI Agents Tricked Him - Lawyers

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    A federal judge is demanding the special counsel and Michael Flynn turn over confidential documents related to Flynn's questioning in January 2017. The filing comes as lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said they were still deciding whether to dispute allegations that he lied to investigators and breached his plea agreement.
  • Two Israelis killed amid spate of West Bank attacks

    Two Israelis killed amid spate of West Bank attacks

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    Yovel Mor Yosef, 20, and Cpl. Barghouthi's family members however told both Haaretz and Middle East Eye that Saleh was not influenced by his father's politics, and casted doubts as to whether Saleh was the actual perpetrator of Sunday's attack.
  • National Enquirer publisher dodges charges for suppressing story to help Trump

    National Enquirer publisher dodges charges for suppressing story to help Trump

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    The raid was overseen by the USA attorney's office in Manhattan and arose from a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian election interference. The admission is part of a nonprosecution agreement acknowledging the company has provided "substantial and important assistance", and that it agreed to continue cooperation.
  • May's next move: PM heads to Brussels to plead for Brexit concessions

    May's next move: PM heads to Brussels to plead for Brexit concessions

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    Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable, who is against Brexit, told BBC Breakfast: "We are still back with the problem that the government has a proposal that we can't get through Parliament and we have got to try and break that gridlock". The 200 votes she ultimately netted does little for her except allow her to continue muddling through, though she is technically safe from another no-confidence vote being called against her for at least a year.
  • US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails

    US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails

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    Local police and fire departments - and the bomb squad, of course - were naturally on high alert, though no explosive devices were ever found. If you receive the email, the Police Department says you should follow company procedures, like such as looking through your business for suspicious packages.
  • Meadows Drops Out Of Chief Of Staff Consideration

    Meadows Drops Out Of Chief Of Staff Consideration

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    At one point, the affair was so popular that two events were held - one for broadcast news outlets and the other for print organizations. "The usual Trump White House caveats apply here", he added on Twitter. The White House also recently pulled press credentials from CNN's Jim Acosta after a news conference where he refused to hand over the microphone. While a White House official said Ayers' decision was driven by a desire to return to Georgia to be closer to his family, people ...
  • United States arrests 32 at San Diego border protest

    United States arrests 32 at San Diego border protest

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    The group was about two miles north of the border, and some of its members claimed to be part of the migrant caravan, federal officials said. Among those taking part in the demonstration, organized by the American Friends Service Committee, were leaders from numerous Christian, Muslim, Jewish and indigenous communities.
  • Accused Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty to conspiracy

    Accused Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty to conspiracy

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    The case is not directly linked to special counsel Robert Mueller , who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, as well as possible obstruction of justice and potential collusion between Trump campaign-related figures and the Kremlin.
  • Brexiteers hunker down for trench warfare as Theresa May survives confidence vote

    Brexiteers hunker down for trench warfare as Theresa May survives confidence vote

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    Mrs May has left the country at a time when the threats to her position are at the highest level yet - with more Conservative MPs sending no-confidence letters, and Remainers plotting to force a second referendum. There were appeals for unity and calm from supporters of the Prime Minister. The challenge was brought by Conservative MPs who think Mrs May has watered down the Brexit that voters were promised in the 2016 referendum.
  • Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina set to plead guilty in US

    Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina set to plead guilty in US

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    Butina , a Russian national who entered the US on a student visa, was charged with conspiring against the U.S.as a foreign agent in July. Butina is accused of trying to infiltrate Republican political circles and party leaders during the 2016 campaign in order to advance Russian interests, and prosecutors have said the former American University student was in touch with politically powerful Russians about her activities in the US.
  • Central Intelligence Agency chief Gina Haspel briefs House members on Khashoggi murder

    Central Intelligence Agency chief Gina Haspel briefs House members on Khashoggi murder

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    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the chamber will have a briefing from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis next week on Khashoggi and "we'll know more after that". "Maybe he did, and maybe he didn't!" Members of Congress have said U.S. intelligence has tied the October 2 murder of Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to Prince Mohammed, who also launched a Saudi-led military campaign in neighbouring Yemen in 2015.
  • Police appeal for sightings of missing woman Grace Millane

    Police appeal for sightings of missing woman Grace Millane

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    DI Beard said the Briton's relatives were understandably "distraught" and her father was on his way to New Zealand. The CCTV image released shows Ms Millane on Auckland's Victoria Street near the SkyCity entertainment complex at around 7.15pm on Saturday.
  • Top European Union court rules UK can change its mind over Brexit

    Top European Union court rules UK can change its mind over Brexit

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    On that basis, it could make sense to vote for May's deal - which they dislike because it retains closer ties to the bloc than they want - rather than risk no Brexit at all. The judicial body said this could be done without changing the terms of London's membership in the bloc. Ever since lawmakers moved to give themselves more power over the Brexit endgame in a vote last week, concern has been growing among euroskeptics that Parliament will seek a softer withdrawal or even attempt to stop ...
  • Impeachable offenses don’t mean House will act on Trump, Democratic lawmaker says

    Impeachable offenses don’t mean House will act on Trump, Democratic lawmaker says

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    Legal scholars have said that based on the Justice Department's guidance, it would appear that Mr Trump could be charged for wrongdoing during the campaign or as president once he leaves office, but likely not before that. U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions from the press while departing the White House December 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. While there's no evidence so far that Trump influenced prosecutors, Trump's tweet and other public comments form a clear basis for the defense ...
  • Trump announces John Kelly is leaving

    Trump announces John Kelly is leaving

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    If he's going to be replaced by someone who will just "let Trump be Trump" (to steal a line from an old West Wing episode), why have a Chief of Staff at all? Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Nick Ayers remains the top contender, senior White House sources said.
  • Police arrest 575 in Paris in latest anti-government protest

    Police arrest 575 in Paris in latest anti-government protest

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    Trump did not provide any evidence for his claim that Paris protesters have chanted their support for him, but on Tuesday retweeted a tweet in which the claim was made by US conservative activist Charlie Kirk. Protestors stand in front of a fire on December 8 , 2018 in Bordeaux, southwestern France, on the sideline of a demonstration against rising costs of living.
  • Trump nominates new USA military chief

    Trump nominates new USA military chief

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    President Trump is expected to nominate General Mark Milley , who now serves as Army Chief of Staff. After becoming Chief of Staff of the Army in 2015, Milley helped oversee the army's transition away from large-scale counterinsurgency campaigns in places like Iraq and Afghanistan , focusing instead on near-peer challenges from Russian Federation and China.
  • Irregularities found in 2nd NC county in disputed House race

    Irregularities found in 2nd NC county in disputed House race

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    The probe appears to focus on Bladen and Robeson counties, which each had unusually high rates of absentee ballot requests and unreturned absentee ballots. "Should that happen, the law would require a new election, which we will not oppose". "The board needs to have a public hearing and lay out what they have, and unless they meet the standard of a substantial likelihood, numerically, that the outcome of this race was changed or could have been changed, then they need to certify Mark Harris ...
  • Grace Millane: Police start murder inquiry

    Grace Millane: Police start murder inquiry

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    At 9.41pm Millane and the 26-year-old man taken in by police today were seen on CCTV entering CityLife Hotel, which has entrances on both Queen and Durham Sts. Inspector Beard said that, along with information provided by the 26-year-old, CCTV footage and a "scene examination" indicated Ms Millane was dead.
  • Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as United Nations envoy

    Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as United Nations envoy

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    Haley announced in October she would be leaving the job by the end of the year. The former Fox News host's precipitous rise since arriving at the State Department in 2017 sets the stage for a potentially tough Senate confirmation hearing, where Democrats will likely grill Nauert on her qualifications for the position.
  • Ban Ki-moon urges N. Korea to take denuclearization steps

    Ban Ki-moon urges N. Korea to take denuclearization steps

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    At the most recent summit between Moon and Kim in September, the two leaders committed to reviving economic cooperation when possible, voicing optimism that worldwide sanctions could end and allow such activity. In the Argentine capital, Mr Trump held separate bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday that primarily focused on trade, but the United States leader said Xi he had agreed to work with him "100 per cent" on North Korea.
  • Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi aides over Khashoggi death

    Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi aides over Khashoggi death

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    While Senate passage of a resolution would send a strong message to Saudi Arabia, it's unlikely it would become law before the end of the year. The president has touted Saudi arms deals worth billions of dollars to the USA and recently thanked Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices.
  • Post office, other federal offices closed for Bush funeral services

    Post office, other federal offices closed for Bush funeral services

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    Bush looked on. Bush will be honoured at a state funeral service at the cathedral on Wednesday, which Trump has declared a national day of mourning. Trump tweeted Wednesday that the day marked "a celebration for a great man who has led a long and distinguished life". The Trumps made a brief visit to the Capitol rotunda, where Bush's flag-draped coffin was resting as part of tributes to honor the 41st United States president and remember his extraordinary life.
  • US Marines fighter, tanker plane crash off Japan coast, 6 missing

    US Marines fighter, tanker plane crash off Japan coast, 6 missing

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    The search and rescue operations continue for the remaining six Marines. A U.S. defense official told AFP there had been a crash after the plane took off from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in southern Japan. The planes involved are a KC-130 and an F/A-18 based at Iwakuni near Hiroshima and were carrying seven personnel, Marines officials said. In November previous year, a C-2 cargo plane carrying 11 passengers and supplies from the base at Iwakuni to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald ...
  • Government must publish Brexit legal advice

    Government must publish Brexit legal advice

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    She said the Government, which had sought to slow down the process by referring the issue to Parliament's Committee of Privileges, had fulfilled the spirit of the order to publish. If she loses, May could call for a second vote. Theresa May said the United Kingdom would enjoy a better future outside the European Union. It means that instead of the government having to come back to tell MPs what their next steps are - and MPs voting on that - they would theoretically be able to vote on what ...
  • Saudi Arabia, Algeria Set up Joint Coordination Council

    Saudi Arabia, Algeria Set up Joint Coordination Council

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    The 33-year-old crown prince , who has been accused of playing the leading role in the killing of Khashoggi was received by the Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia in the capital Algiers. Mohamed Ould Sidi, president of the student association spearheading the anti-Crown Prince protests in Mauritania, told Mauritanian outlet Al-Araby al-Jadeed: "We Mauritanians will not stand by and let the murderer of Yemeni children pollute our soil".
  • Michelle Obama Is Absolutely Right About

    Michelle Obama Is Absolutely Right About "That Lean In Sh**"

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    Obama is promoting her new book , Becoming , which sold two million copies in the U.S. and Canada in just 15 days. Michelle's daughter Malia , 20, is a sophomore at Harvard University, while her youngest child Sasha, 17, is finishing out her senior year of high school in Washington, D.C.
  • Saudi crown prince visits Algiers without meeting president

    Saudi crown prince visits Algiers without meeting president

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    Mattis said there was no "smoking gun" implicating the Saudi crown prince. Corker called on US President Donald Trump to strongly condemn Saudi Arabia for the journalist's murder and make sure that those responsible are held accountable, Reuters reported .
  • Former FBI Director James Comey agrees to private disposition with House Republicans

    Former FBI Director James Comey agrees to private disposition with House Republicans

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    Former FBI director James Comey has backed down from his legal challenge and agreed to testify in private to the House of Representatives judiciary committee. Comey agreed to sit for a voluntary interview on Friday under terms that include that "so long as the interview proceeds as a voluntary interview, an Federal Bureau of Investigation representative will be present to advise concerning the disclosure of Federal Bureau of Investigation information", said his lawyer David N.
  • Ukraine: Shipping traffic resumes following Russia standoff

    Ukraine: Shipping traffic resumes following Russia standoff

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    Speaking before the meeting, Stoltenberg urged Russian Federation to release the Ukrainian sailors and ships and allow freedom of navigation and unhindered access to Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov. "I replied to his questions about the incident in the Black Sea", Putin told reporters at the end of the summit. Azov Sea ports have seen their cargo turnover drop by about half in recent years because of additional lengthy inspections and restrictions stemming from the new bridge, it said.
  • Follow along: Honoring the life of President George H.W. Bush

    Follow along: Honoring the life of President George H.W. Bush

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    Baker III, who was in the room with her husband. Howard heads the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region, the almost 4,000-strong military task force that is overseeing the funeral. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks in NY, on November 9, 2011. A ceremony will be held at the train station as Bush's casket is loaded onto a Union Pacific train.
  • Trump's tweeting veers into suspected witness tampering territory

    Trump's tweeting veers into suspected witness tampering territory

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    President Donald Trump on Monday called for his former personal attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen to receive a "long prison term", while suggesting his former employee's wife and father-in-law also committed crimes. "There's no circumstance under which I would testify against the president because I'd have to bear false witness against him", Stone told ABC News .
  • North American leaders sign NAFTA replacement deal

    North American leaders sign NAFTA replacement deal

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    The signing came at the beginning of a packed two days of diplomacy for the American president that will conclude with high-stakes talks Saturday with Chinese President Xi Jinping on ways to ease an escalating trade war between the two countries .
  • G20 leaders attend gala dinner with Saudi Crown Prince in attendance

    G20 leaders attend gala dinner with Saudi Crown Prince in attendance

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    The killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a critic of the crown prince, at Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul, has strained Saudi Arabia's ties with the West and battered Prince Mohammed's image overseas. In related news, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia had agreed to renew a pact on oil production cuts, amid slumping crude prices on global markets.
  • Trump says hopes to meet N.Korea's Kim in January or February

    Trump says hopes to meet N.Korea's Kim in January or February

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    North Korea entered into agreements with regional powers in 1994 and in 2005 to dismantle its nuclear programme in return for economic benefits and diplomatic rewards, but those deals broke down after Pyongyang clandestinely continued to pursue building weapons of mass destruction.
  • Former US President George H.W. Bush has died

    Former US President George H.W. Bush has died

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    In his rise to the presidency, Bush held a variety of key positions over the years, often deemed by Republican presidents as the most qualified man in US public life. As one of his first major decisions, Bush chose to remove Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega - a former United States ally turned worldwide drug lord - from power.
  • Trump appears to snub high-fiving Putin and Saudi prince

    Trump appears to snub high-fiving Putin and Saudi prince

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    French President Emmanuel Macron stepped up pressure on Salman over Khashoggi's killing by telling him worldwide experts need to be involved in the murder investigation. However some world leaders seemed very glad to see MBS, not least Russian President Vladimir Putin. Modi stressed the importance of stable energy prices and the two leaders discussed ways in which Saudi Arabia, a top crude oil supplier, could help stabilize prices, particularly for India, Gokhale said.
  • Michael Smith, Cindy Hyde-Smith's Husband

    Michael Smith, Cindy Hyde-Smith's Husband

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    Voters in MS will decide on Tuesday a US Senate special election runoff marked by racial controversy and capped by a last-minute visit by President Donald Trump to shore up the beleaguered Republican incumbent. The NAACP website says that between 1882 and 1968, there were 4,743 lynchings in the United States , and almost 73% of the victims were black. "She's a Republican, I guess", said Jerry Smith, a grandfather and longtime MS resident.
  • Melania Trump brushes off Christmas decoration critics: 'I think they look fantastic'

    Melania Trump brushes off Christmas decoration critics: 'I think they look fantastic'

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    The First Lady raised similar critiques with her 2017 decorations . "It's the 21st century and everybody has different tastes, I think they look fantastic". The president's children Don Jr. and Tiffany, daughter-in-law Lara Trump, Don Jr.'s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke were also in attendance.