• Trump giving 'new life' to IS, former envoy says
Trump giving 'new life' to IS, former envoy says

Trump claimed on December 19 that the United States and its allies had "beaten" IS, and he ordered an immediate troop withdrawal from the war-torn country. Trump told reporters as he left the White House for the trip that meeting the relatives of the country's fallen heroes "might be the toughest thing" he has to do as president.

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  • Kim summit: Second meeting by February-end
Kim summit: Second meeting by February-end

Trump's remarks came a day after his meeting with Kim Yong Chol , vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Korean Workers' Party Central Committee, at the White House. Mr Kim is scheduled to meet President Donald Trump at the White House shortly. The " New York Times " quoted Andrew Weber, a Pentagon official in charge of nuclear chemical ...

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  • After Days Of Silence, Court Says Detained Iranian-American Is Testifying
After Days Of Silence, Court Says Detained Iranian-American Is Testifying

Franklin, the order states, is expected to be released immediately following the completion of her testimony before a federal grand jury. Press TV said Hashemi was being treated disrespectfully by American authorities, who reportedly removed her headwear and fed her pork, which are banned in the Muslim religion.

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  • Trump offers 'compromise' to end government shutdown
Trump offers 'compromise' to end government shutdown

The US president stuck to his demand that $5.7bn to fund a US-Mexico border wall be part of any bill to fully reopen the government - an ultimatum opposed by the Democrats. Vice President Mike Pence, in a Fox News Sunday interview, said, "This is not amnesty". On Saturday, Trump said Pelosi "is under total control of the radical left".

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  • Ex-PM Major urges May to drop Brexit ‘red lines’
Ex-PM Major urges May to drop Brexit ‘red lines’

In a speech to the Fabian Society new year conference in London on Saturday, Sir Keir said Labour stood by the commitment made at the party conference last year in Liverpool, that if it was unable to force a general election all options must remain on the table - including another referendum.

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  • Mamata’s Oppn Rally: What Happened & What the People Have To Say
Mamata’s Oppn Rally: What Happened & What the People Have To Say

Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) on Saturday vowed to take "cognisance" of MP Shatrughan Sinha presence at the united opposition rally , organised by TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, against the Narendra Modi government in a run up to the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

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  • Stunning footage shows divers swimming with 20ft-long shark
Stunning footage shows divers swimming with 20ft-long shark

Diver and model Ocean Ramsey , who posted videos of her diving with the magnificent creature on Instagram , told the Honolulu Star Adviser about her experience swimming with the shark . She said her first encounter with sharks was "gorgeous and so unique". Shark populations around Hawaii have been declining for years and Ramsey said she ...

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  • ‘El Chapo’ paid former Mexican president $100M bribe, court witness claims
‘El Chapo’ paid former Mexican president $100M bribe, court witness claims

Alex Cifuentes (L), a close associate of the accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo " Guzman (R-front) is seen testifying in this courtroom sketch in Brooklyn federal court in NY, U.S., January 15, 2019. Cifuentes also said testified that Guzman once told him he had received a message from Pena Nieto saying he did not have to live in hiding...

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  • U.S. House backs sanctions on Russia's Rusal in symbolic vote
U.S. House backs sanctions on Russia's Rusal in symbolic vote

The pushback came despite a last-minute plea by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to support Treasury's plan, which has the backing of Team Trump despite Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Treasury said it plans to lift the company sanctions because Deripaska agreed to reduce his ownership of the companies below 50 percent. Deripaska has...

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  • Australia mourns ‘despicable’ killing of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe
Australia mourns ‘despicable’ killing of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe

Victoria Police appealing to any passers-by who may have information about the murder of Aiia Maasarwe on Wednesday morning. She was on an exchange programme at La Trobe, he said. Victoria state health minister Jenny Mikakos said there would be an increased police presence in Bundoora , which is frequented by students, to reassure the community ...

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  • Russia and Japan far from being partners: Lavrov
Russia and Japan far from being partners: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Syria's regime must take control of the country's north, after calls from the USA to set up a Turkish-controlled "security zone" in the area. Mr Lavrov noted that earlier this week, the United States had ignored Moscow's proposal to inspect a Russian missile that Washington claimed had ...

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  • North Korea's Kim Yong-chol on way to Washington
North Korea's Kim Yong-chol on way to Washington

They are expected to finalize the date and venue of a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , the newspaper said . During that visit, Kim Yong Chol was able to break the impasse between Washington and Pyongyang and help get the first US-North Korea summit back on track.

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  • Canadian sentenced to death in China in drug smuggling case
Canadian sentenced to death in China in drug smuggling case

This is not the Canadian's first sentencing. Schellenberg was detained in China in 2014 and sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2016 for drug peddling in China. One said he discussed the "arbitrary detention of two Canadians in China" and "China's application of the death penalty to a Canadian citizen" with Macri.

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  • Saudi teen who fled abusive family adjusts to life in Canada
Saudi teen who fled abusive family adjusts to life in Canada

She said she had faced violence at the hands of her brother and mother, which, according to The Star , her family denied. "I couldn't get a job without permission". "Where she's staying, a professional security that we've contracted to be there, and we make sure that she is never alone", he told reporters. "She sees these threats, because she ha...

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  • Sen. Klobuchar, Others Mulling 2020 Presidential Bid Question A.G. Nominee Barr
Sen. Klobuchar, Others Mulling 2020 Presidential Bid Question A.G. Nominee Barr

Democrats pressed him about a memo he wrote a year ago criticizing Mueller for looking into Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey as possible obstruction of justice. He also expressed concern about Barr's memo and predicted it would be the "first line of questioning" for many on the panel. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, that ...

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  • Isil blast strikes near United States patrol in Syria's Manbij
Isil blast strikes near United States patrol in Syria's Manbij

Manbij is one of the two areas controlled by the SDF/YPG on the right bank of the Euphrates River, with the other being the area including the town of Tabqah in central Syria. According to Pentagon statistics, Wednesday's blast was the deadliest attack for United States coalition forces in Syria since they deployed in 2014.

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  • European Union letter in full: What assurances have been offered for Brexit?
European Union letter in full: What assurances have been offered for Brexit?

Leo Varadkar was accused by the leader of Ireland's opposition of keeping plans from voters after his deputy was overheard telling his transport minister he should avoid talking about checks on the border . Both sides have committed to avoiding the return of a "hard border" - physical checks or infrastructure - after Brexit. Arlene Foster, who...

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  • White House sought military strike against Iran
White House sought military strike against Iran

The explosives reportedly landed in an abandoned lot adjacent to U.S. Embassy and resulted in no casualties, the Journal reported, adding that he Basra attacks did not affect the consulate operations. Bolton has long advocated war against Iran and even regime change, which likely would shock the Pentagon . Mr. Bolton's request reflects the admi...

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  • Saudi teen granted asylum
Saudi teen granted asylum

Qunun is now on her way to Canada, officials in Thailand said earlier in the day, less than a week after she barricaded herself inside a hotel in Bangkok and refused to be returned to her family. "Rahaf temporarily suspended her #Twitter account because she has been receiving some very nasty, very real death threats". The move to accept Alqunun...

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  • Zimbabwean protesters burn tyres, block roads over fuel price hike
Zimbabwean protesters burn tyres, block roads over fuel price hike

The shock price hike was a response to a "persistent shortfall in the fuel market attributable to the increased fuel usage in the economy and compounded by rampant illegal currency and fuel trading activities", Mnangagwa said. Social media platforms, including Facebook and WhatsApp, have been blocked and businesses have closed. He also said the g...

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  • Cruz: People outside DC are not concerned with Russian Federation investigation
Cruz: People outside DC are not concerned with Russian Federation investigation

Salon's Andrew O'Hehir took a deep dive into the details and political implications on Saturday, particularly noting the fact that while many of us have concluded that there was plenty of evidence Trump was compromised and this was just the last straw, the right just sees this as more evidence of a "Deep State coup".

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  • President Trump Slams Elizabeth Warren’s Instagram ‘Beer Catastrophe’
President Trump Slams Elizabeth Warren’s Instagram ‘Beer Catastrophe’

In July previous year, the president said he'd give $1 million to Warren's favorite charity if she took a DNA test proving she has Native American heritage. At Wounded Knee in 1890, as many as 400 unarmed men, women and children were killed by U.S. soldiers. Debbie White Dove Porreco, who is a descendant of Pocahontas, said on Fox News that W...

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  • Support For Border Wall Jumps As More Americans Blame Trump For Shutdown
Support For Border Wall Jumps As More Americans Blame Trump For Shutdown

The partial government shutdown is now in its fourth week , the longest in US history. "Elections have consequences!" he declared, meaning the 2016 election in which "I promised safety and security" and, as part of that, a border wall .

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  • Israel fires missiles over Damascus: Syria | newkerala.com #88710
Israel fires missiles over Damascus: Syria | newkerala.com #88710

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said airstrikes targeted an area near the airport while others hit the area of Kiswa, which is home to positions and storage sites for Iranian and Hezbollah terror forces allied with Syria's government.

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  • Pompeo discusses United States drawdown in Syria with Turkish counterpart
Pompeo discusses United States drawdown in Syria with Turkish counterpart

Seeking to quell concern about the USA troop withdrawal from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday described the American exit as a "tactical change" in military strategy that wouldn't deter efforts to defeat ISIS or hurt US interests in the region.

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