• Turkey seeking Iran, Russia coordination on US' Syria exit
Turkey seeking Iran, Russia coordination on US' Syria exit

Speaking in Cairo, where Obama gave a major speech in 2009 in the first year of his presidency, Republican Trump's chief diplomat took on Obama by arguing that the Democratic former president had in effect misread and abandoned the Middle East.

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  • Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum
Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum

The 18-year-old Saudi Arabian woman is hoping to seek asylum overseas and barricaded herself inside a hotel in Bangkok to prevent being expelled by Thai authorities. If the agency refers someone, "Canada selects foreign nationals for resettlement who have no reasonable prospect of finding another durable solution", she added.

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  • 'Citizenship Amendment Bill' passage marked by violent bandh in Assam
'Citizenship Amendment Bill' passage marked by violent bandh in Assam

Notably, unlike previous occasions, ugly protestors trying to impose bandh by burning tyres and damaging public property have not been witnessed anywhere in Guwahati as well as other parts in the State till the time of filing of this report.

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  • Efforts to prevent woman's return to Saudi Arabia
Efforts to prevent woman's return to Saudi Arabia

A Twitter statement from the Saudi embassy in Bangkok said Qunun was stopped by Thai authorities for "violating the (Thai) law". Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun travelled with her family from Saudi Arabia into neighboring Kuwait. Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young was the first Australian MP to call on the government to provide the Saudi woman w...

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  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un arrives in Beijing for talks
North Korea's Kim Jong Un arrives in Beijing for talks

In this Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, photo provided on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks with his wife Ri Sol Ju at Pyongyang Station in Pyongyang, North Korea, before leaving for China. South Korea's Blue House on Tuesday confirmed that it has been notified by both North Korea and China ahead of...

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  • Elizabeth Warren Talks Iowa Trip, Drinking Beer On Instagram Live
Elizabeth Warren Talks Iowa Trip, Drinking Beer On Instagram Live

Elizabeth Warren has hired Barack Obama's former chief digital strategist to help lead her emerging 2020 presidential campaign and has also recruited a Democratic operative with deep experience in Southern politics ahead of a long primary.

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  • Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive
Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive

The warning did not mention Meng or the Chinese nationals arrested in the United States on espionage allegations. The advisory by the U.S. warned of so-called exit bans which prohibit foreign citizens from leaving China, the New York Times reported.

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  • U.S. delegation to visit China for trade talks
U.S. delegation to visit China for trade talks

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will lead a working-level team to China next week for the first round of face-to-face trade talks. Its one-sentence announcement gave no other details of the agenda or who else would take part.

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  • San Diego lawmakers respond to Trump's border wall comments
San Diego lawmakers respond to Trump's border wall comments

In a Rose Garden announcement , President Trump just said he may declare a national emergency and order the military to build his US-Mexico border (a wall Trump has forced a government shutdown over, a wall that Trump has repeatedly said Mexico will pay for).

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  • Elizabeth Warren makes key 2020 hires ahead of first Iowa trip
Elizabeth Warren makes key 2020 hires ahead of first Iowa trip

I think that's how most Democrats feel, have another election and see what we can get, see if we can fix some problems. "Billionaires and big corporations decided they wanted more of the pie and they enlisted politicians to cut them a fatter slice", said the senator from MA, who has always been a vocal critic of big businesses and corporations.

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  • Nancy Pelosi Excuses Rashida Tlaib’s ‘Impeach That Mother**ker’ Comment
Nancy Pelosi Excuses Rashida Tlaib’s ‘Impeach That Mother**ker’ Comment

Rashida Tlaib exclaimed at an event Thursday that Democrats were going to impeach Trump and used a profane expression to describe him. Newly elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders have said they want to wait for special counsel Robert S.

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  • Trash, Feces, Vandalism: How The Shutdown Is Impacting National Parks
Trash, Feces, Vandalism: How The Shutdown Is Impacting National Parks

And these are some of the busiest days of the year for national parks, as there was an estimated 284,398 visitors at Joshua Tree during the second half of December in 2017. But that's not stopping visitors from coming. "We're concerned there'll be impacts to visitors' safety". "It's really a nightmare scenario, " Garder said.

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  • David Bossie: Hey, Mitt Romney -- Washington needs problem solvers, not headline grabbers
David Bossie: Hey, Mitt Romney -- Washington needs problem solvers, not headline grabbers

But he went on to say: "With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable". Then, after Trump was elected president, Romney dined with Trump and his then-chief of staff Reince Preibus at the Jean-Georges restaurant in Trump Tower.

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  • Trump will bring troops home from Syria 'slowly'
Trump will bring troops home from Syria 'slowly'

To Iran , who hates ISIS more than we do. Following the Kurds" liberation of Manbij from IS in August 2016, Turkey invaded Syria in a military operation dubbed "Euphrates Shield', capturing a swath of territory in the north. Trump's defense secretary Jim Mattis resigned over the decision to leave Syria, as did the administration's special envoy ...

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  • Taiwan president defiant after China calls for reunification
Taiwan president defiant after China calls for reunification

Xi was speaking on the anniversary of the " Message to Compatriots in Taiwan " on January 1, 1979, when China declared an end to what had been routine artillery bombardment of Taiwan-controlled offshore islands and offered to open up communication between the two sides.

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  • 2 women enter Hindu temple in India, breaking years-long ban
2 women enter Hindu temple in India, breaking years-long ban

Opponents of the ruling say the celibacy of the temple's presiding deity, Lord Ayyappa, is protected by India's Constitution, and that women of all ages can worship at other Hindu temples. On the same day, thousands of women took part in the state-wide protest by forming a 620 kilometer (385 mile) human chain , termed the " women's wall ", cal...

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  • Auto attack injures 8 pedestrians in Tokyo during New Year's festivities
Auto attack injures 8 pedestrians in Tokyo during New Year's festivities

With an "intent to murder", a man identified as 21-year-old Kazuhiro Kusakabe drove a small vehicle into Takeshita Street in Tokyo's fashion district of Harajuku at 10 minutes past midnight, a police spokesman told AFP. A man aged in his 20s has been taken into custody by police and eight people are so believed to have been injured in the attac...

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  • In holiday message, Putin says Russia 'open to dialogue' with US
In holiday message, Putin says Russia 'open to dialogue' with US

Trump and Putin also failed to hold a full-fledged meeting in Paris on the sidelines of the centenary commemoration of the Armistice. Washington's announcement of a pull out from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty did not receive a warm welcome from Moscow.

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  • Houston girl, seven, is shot dead in Walmart parking lot
Houston girl, seven, is shot dead in Walmart parking lot

Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting outside of a Walmart in Houston , Texas, that left an 8-year-old girl dead, December 30, 2018. Investigators in Houston said Monday that they have a surveillance video image of a pickup truck from which a driver fired several shots into a auto carrying a family, killing a 7-year-old girl an...

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  • Kim Jong-un warns of change in direction on denuclearisation
Kim Jong-un warns of change in direction on denuclearisation

North Korea might be "compelled to explore a new path" to defend its sovereignty if the United States "seeks to force something upon us unilaterally. and remains unchanged in its sanctions and pressure", Kim said in his nationally televised address.

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  • Police in DRC fire at protesters
Police in DRC fire at protesters

Protesters walk near the electoral commission in Beni during a demonstration against the postponement of elections in the territory of the Beni and the city of Butembo on December 27, 2018. The DRC gained independence from Belgium in 1960 but in the almost 60 years since then has never had a peaceful transition of power. DR Congo Foreign Minister...

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  • Accused Of Spying, US Citizen Detained In Russia
Accused Of Spying, US Citizen Detained In Russia

American authorities detained and charged Russian national Maria Butina with spying earlier this year. The FSB said the man was caught "during an espionage operation" without giving further details. The arrest comes as relations between the two countries have declined with concerns such as the Ukrainian crisis, the ongoing war in Syria , and the...

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  • Suspected illegal immigrant accused of killing California officer arrested
Suspected illegal immigrant accused of killing California officer arrested

Adrian Virgen . Gustavo Perez Arriaga , the man accused of killing a California police officer who pulled him over to investigate if he was driving drunk, was captured on December 28, 2018. When a gunfight broke out, Singh tried to defend himself but apparently did not hit the suspect, Christianson said. "I'd like to thank you from the bottom ...

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  • Elizabeth Warren Enters 2020 Presidential Race
Elizabeth Warren Enters 2020 Presidential Race

Warren's possible strength in what will be a crowded contest includes her track record of speaking to economic concerns. In 2017, former Democratic congressman John Delaney of Maryland said he would seek the party's nomination. Even they don't want her. Bernie Sanders , a Vermont independent who is eyeing another presidential run harnessing the ...

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  • Germany Airport Closed After Man Crashes Car Onto Runway
Germany Airport Closed After Man Crashes Car Onto Runway

The man was quickly arrested and taken into custody. Bomb disposal experts were sent in to examine the vehicle and no risky objects were found. They said the man tried to follow a landing plane operated by Greek airline Aegean. The lockdown will reportedly last till at least 9pm local time, meaning that the ninth busiest airport in Germany wi...

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