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Global Bah humbug! Trump CANCELS the traditional White House Christmas Party
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But ultimately, aides said the president thought it best for him to remain in Congress, where he can continue to be a strong defender of the administration. Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner similarly told Fox News' "Hannity" exclusively on Monday that the president has been weighing his options carefully for a good personality fit.

Global Trump denies directing lawyer to break law
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Michael Cohen , center, the former lawyer for President Donald Trump , exits federal court after his sentencing in Manhattan, on December 12, 2018 . Cohen was guilty on many charges unrelated to me, but he plead to two campaign charges which were not criminal and of which he probably was not guilty even on a civil basis.

Global Border Police Special Forces Kill Ofra Terror Suspect Near Ramallah, Wound Another
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Israeli sources say two people have also sustained serious injuries in the shooting. Doctors tried to save the baby boy with an emergency cesarean but he died on Wednesday and was laid to rest in Jerusalem. Their identities were not immediately known. The violence came amid heightened tensions in the West Bank, with a former head of Shin Bet's intelligence and research division saying it appeared to be a "new front" opened by Hamas.

Global China fingered as culprit behind the Marriott data breach
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An internal security tool flagged the possible breach beginning on September 8 and later discovered the hackers had accessed customer information and attempted to remove it in encrypted form, the company said. This seemingly tit-for-tat move comes on the heels of the Trump administration's plan to take action against China's economic and cyber policies. The New York Times says the USA government is working on a response that includes indictments of those believed to be involved.

Global IN teen arrested in death of pregnant schoolmate
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Breana Rouhselang's body was found in a dumpster near her in home on Sunday. Rouhselang's mother told police her daughter was six months pregnant and had "gone behind the house to talk to the juvenile male who is the father of the baby". Ms Rouhselang, who was a manager of the Mishawaka High School football team, was last seen at her home around 11:00pm on Saturday. The teen is said to have made a chilling confession to officers, telling them: "I took action, I took her life", after she ...

Global Russian government claims accused NRA spy Maria Butina was TORTURED
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Butina said that her mind was "absolutely clear" when she made this admission. Because of Butina's ongoing cooperation , the judge did not set a sentencing date but scheduled a status hearing for February 12. Prosecutors accused Butina of working with a Russian official and two US citizens in trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA), a group closely aligned with Republican politicians including US President Donald Trump , and sway Washington's policy towards Moscow.

Global British PM wins confidence vote by big margin
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But they fear political fallout if they come out so strongly against Brexit-which a majority of the British people supported in the national referendum two years ago. The spill was called after 48 MPs filed letters of no confidence with a Conservative Party administrative committee, and after the Government postponed a critical vote on her Brexit agreement with Brussels.

Global Manhunt Underway For Suspect In Attack On French Christmas Market
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The suspect, a 29-year-old Strasbourg native identified as Cherif C, cried " Allahu Akbar " as he opened fire with a handgun and stabbed passers-by, France's anti-terror prosecutor Remy Heitz said Wednesday. Officials said German police have also tightened border controls across the Rhine river. He was not at home, but police found a grenade, four knives and a pistol.

Global Meng Whanzou’s rise through the ranks at Huawei
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Her arrest was on the same day that U.S. President Donald Trump met his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in Argentina to look for ways to resolve the escalating trade war. Like Canada, the United Kingdom hasn't moved to ban Huawei from doing business with their networks - despite US warnings that they may be jeopardizing the "Five Eyes" intelligence gathering partnership.

Global Turkey in talks with United Nations chief over worldwide Khashoggi probe
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Senators have been enraged over Khashoggi's October killing and the White House response . A bipartisan group of senators, led by Sen. Sanders and Murphy say two key moments contributed to the push's growing momentum: Saudi bombing of a school bus filled with Yemeni children in August, and what the C.I.A.

Global Brexit: Andrea Leadsom questions Speaker John Bercow's impartiality
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But she suffered a hammer blow to her hopes of salvaging her deal as he warned "there is no room for renegotiation, but further clarifications are possible". But Commons authorities suggested it did not, saying that in principle the ratification vote could take place as late as March 28 - the day before Brexit is scheduled to happen.

Global Parliament will get a vote on May's Brexit deal by 21 January
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Theresa May has called off tomorrow night's crunch Commons vote on her Brexit deal in the face of nearly certain defeat. May said she would be "deferring" the Commons vote until she had made efforts to address concerns over the Northern Ireland border "backstop" plan.

Global Assembly election results clear message to Modi: Rahul
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The Congress leader said that despite the likely loss of a large number of seats, the BJP was still desperate to form a government in the state but will not succeed. This is a shift of power to a "more conservative and vernacular elite" which seems to have escaped the Congress. Regional parties - the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and the Mizo National Front (MNF) - are leading in these states.

Global What next now May has delayed Brexit deal vote?
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Many supporters of Brexit say May's deal, a compromise that retains close economic ties with the European Union, fails to deliver on the clean break with the bloc that they want. Members of Theresa May's Cabinet have come out to give their backing to the embattled Prime Minister. However, when pressed by colleagues, MPs said she carefully avoided offering a specific date at which she would resign.

Global Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds Merkel as German CDU's new leader
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For crump, Karrenbauer voted 52% of the participants of the Congress, over its competitor, the former Chairman of the CDU in the Bundestag, Friedrich Merz - 48%. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has topped a first round of voting in the contest to succeed Angela Merkel as leader of Germany's Christian Democrat Union.

Global Riyadh won't extradite Khashoggi case suspects
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The transcript notes "screams" and "gasping" before the sounds of a "saw" and "cutting" as the killers dismembered Khashoggi . "The relevant Saudi security officials have reviewed the transcript and tape materials through Turkish security channels and nowhere in them is there any reference or indication of a call being made", the official told CNN .

Global Trump names state spokeswoman Nauert for United Nations ambassador
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Frequently, new deputies are also appointed when there's a new attorney general. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly. "His compelling credentials and experience, serving at the highest levels in both government-including as a former attorney general under President George H.W.

Author: 0 Rep. Mark Meadows Under Consideration for Trump Chief of Staff

Nick Ayers , who is now the U-S vice president's chief of staff, has been mentioned as a potential replacement. CNN has also confirmed Meadows is on the shortlist to replace Kelly, who is expected to leave by the end of the year. That leaves it unclear who will take the top West Wing job as Trump enters the 2020 campaign confronting growing danger from the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference and from Democrats who have vowed tougher oversight after they take ...

Global Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump
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Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who will oversee the House intelligence committee next year, said that a new court filing on Friday "implicates the president very directly" in a crime. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 21, 2017.

Global Brexit: Theresa May in last-ditch appeal to Brussels to avoid defeat
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A defeat would sink the agreement, leaving the United Kingdom facing a messy "no-deal" Brexit, and could topple May and her government. Will Quince, a ministerial aide to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, hit out at the backstop plan to avoid a hard border with Ireland , saying it could result in the United Kingdom being "tied to the negotiating table for years, until we agree to anything in desperation" to get out of the situation.

Global MACRON SURRENDERS: France Moves to Permanently 'Abandon' Climate Tax After Protests
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Some "yellow vest" protesters, members of France's leading unions and prominent politicians across the political spectrum called for calm Thursday after the worst rioting in Paris in decades last weekend. Two music festivals have also been postponed. Paris police have also urged shops in the Champs-Elysees area to close on Saturday as a precaution. Demonstrators were also blocking toll booths, letting drivers pass without paying, to press demands that ranged from income and pension rises ...

Global Police searching Waitakere bush for missing tourist Grace Millane
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Her father David has described her as a "lovely, outgoing, fun-loving, family-orientated daughter" who had been in regular contact before she disappeared. Police said the man would be held in custody until his first court appearance on Monday. Police said her family were "devastated" after being told the missing persons case had become a murder investigation.

Global Resolving 26/11 Mumbai attacks case is in Pakistan’s interest: Imran Khan
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Khan, who has always been vocal about Pakistan's role in the war on terror, said his country wants "peace with all". During last month's exchange with Mr Trump, the Pakistani leader said his country had suffered 75,000 casualties and lost $123bn (£95.7bn) during America's so-called war on terror despite no one from his country being involved in the 9/11 attacks.

Global Trump picks Gen. Mark Milley as next top military adviser
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Mark Milley to succeed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, Fox News has learned. While serving as the Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood, he deployed as the Commanding General, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command and Deputy Commanding General, U.S.

Global DUP leader says open to alternative Brexit solutions: BBC radio
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Ms Sturgeon attacked the Prime Minister the day after a Scottish Government paper warned the draft arrangements for the UK's departure from the European Union could result in a "loss equivalent to £1,610 per person in Scotland compared to EU membership by 2030".

Global Trump chief of staff John Kelly to leave White House job
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A freewheeling former businessman, Trump brought Kelly in past year to restore order to his often chaotic White House , but has clashed repeatedly with the retired Marine Corps general in recent months. The departure comes just days after reports of Kelly's questioning by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III as part of his probe into whether Trump obstructed justice in the Russian Federation investigation.

Global Russian Federation responds to U.S. withdrawal of Cold War arms treaty
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US-Russia ties are under deep strain over a number of crises including accusations Moscow meddled in the 2016 US presidential election. Buzhinskiy said Russian Federation has far more advanced technology in the field of hypersonic missiles, which can travel more than five times the speed of sound.

Global Prosecutors implicate Trump in payments
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Cohen also discussed a Moscow real estate deal that could have netted Trump's business hundreds of millions of dollars and conversations with a Russian intermediary who proposed a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as offering synergy with the campaign, prosecutors said.

Global Read James Comey's Testimony To The House Oversight Committee
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Comey initially challenged the subpoena to appear before the committees and instead pressed for a public hearing out of concern his comments would be selectively leaked and taken out of context. Democrats and Comey rebuked that claim, instead saying there were only a handful of questions that he could not answer because of ongoing criminal investigations.

Global N.C. GOP Leader Open To New Election As Fraud Investigation Continues
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State officials refuse to certify the results of the congressional election that favors the Republican candidate Mark Harris by 905 votes over Democrat Dan McCready. Groups involved in pushing the absentee ballots included the left-leaning Center for Voter Information, which reportedly mailed 202,000 absentee ballot applications with self-addressed, postage-paid envelopes, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Global Grace Millane missing: Brit backpacker's disappearance now MURDER investigation
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A 26-year-old man is being quizzed by detectives after he was located by police in central Auckland on Saturday afternoon (early hours of Saturday in UK). "We don't know what's happened to the property of hers that has been missing", he said. That was especially so for David Millane, as police had met the distraught father, but also for other family in the United Kingdom, including Millane's mother Gillian, unable to travel to New Zealand because she was recovering from an operation.

Global Brexit legal advice triggers fresh criticism of May's deal
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As a result they called for the Brexit deal to be rejected when it is voted on at Westminster on December 11 and for "a better alternative be taken forward". But May warned on Tuesday that another Brexit vote would do nothing to settle bitter debates about Britain's place in Europe that have raged since it joined the bloc in 1973.

Global CNN evacuated after bomb threat at Time Warner Center
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Bomb threat. We're running taped programming. The caller reportedly claimed there were five bombs in the building. Many observers pointed out that, not before the threat has been made public, President Donald Trump had posted a barrage of frantic tweets including one context-less attack on the press: "FAKE NEWS - THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!" Police searched thoroughly the evacuated building and found nothing to substantiate the threat and later gave the all clear.

Global US, South Korea to hold talks on North's denuclearization
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His administration has also repeatedly claimed progress in talks with North Korea, citing the lack of nuclear and ballistic missile tests since the country launched its Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile in November of a year ago.

Global Huawei executive faces fraud charges in US
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From 2009 to 2014, the court heard, Huawei used Hong Kong-based Skycom Tech to carry out business in Iran despite United States and European Union bans . "They had been warned, and finally we had to prosecute that", he said. China says Meng has done nothing wrong and has demanded her release. "We hope that Japan can provide a fair competitive environment for Chinese companies operating in Japan, and avoid doing anything that harms mutual trust and cooperation", Geng said.

Global German police joins global raid on Italian Mafia
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Eurojust, the European agency that oversees judicial cooperation in criminal investigations, coordinated the global operation codenamed "Pollino" and confirmed that several arrests and seizures had been made in the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Belgium.

Global OH father's punishment of bully daughter prompts outrage, accolades
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He says this was the second time his 10 year old ran into this problem and he was determined to make sure she thought twice before ever doing it again. When a 10-year-old OH girl got in trouble for bullying, her father used a unique method to teach her a lesson. Cox said he is doing what he feels is right.

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Author: 0 "Crazy, Wrecking Ball": US Senators Blast Saudi Prince Over Khashoggi

At last week's hearing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis told senators there was no direct evidence of the crown prince's involvement in Khashoggi's death. USA lawmakers' unease over Saudi actions had been simmering for years as the civilian death toll in Yemen rose ever higher, but the Khashoggi killing appears to have intensified revulsion and anger toward the kingdom.

Global S. Korea to push again for NK leader's December visit
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Mr Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on his return from the G-20 gathering in Argentina that he thinks the meeting will be in early 2019. He said, "We are getting along very well". On November 7, the State Department announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meeting with Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee, which had been scheduled for November 8 in NY, would "take place at a later date".

Global George HW Bush's service dog yellow lab Sully mourning goes viral
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Bush. The dog has also accompanied the family during the ceremonies marking Bush's passing. He said it was going to be a tough week and he looked forward to it being over. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath posted a picture Sunday of the yellow Labrador retriever named Sully with the caption, "Mission complete". Members of the family, including children and grandchildren, will be taking part in each service.

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