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Trump bickers with Democratic leaders amid shutdown threat over border wall

Despite Republican control of the House and Senate, Trump has little leverage to force Congress into appropriating money for the border wall. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Dec.

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Donald Tusk chose to convene European Union summit: the reason

EU leaders have insisted that the backstop can not be taken out of the deal, but May is sure to seek flexibility on this from her European partners. "We will not revise the agreement, including the protective agreement (with respect to the border of Ireland - ed.) but we are ready to discuss how to facilitate the ratification in the UK".

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7-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in Texas in Border Patrol custody

On Dec. 6, Jakelin, her father and the rest of their group went to a closed port of entry to cross illegally into the U.S. They then turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents and were taken into custody in New Mexico . In a statement , DHS once again asked migrant parents to not put their children in harm's way by taking them on the often-dangerous journey north.

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France Yellow Vest protest: President Macron vows HUGE €100 pay rise

Police fired tear gas and arrested hundreds of people in Paris on Saturday as the French capital went on lockdown for the latest " yellow vest " protests against President Emmanuel Macron . The crucial impact of Yellow Vest protests was admitted in a survey published by the Bank of France on Monday. Far-Right leader Marine Le Pen said Mr Macron had "given up on some his tax errors, so much the better", but said he "refused to admit that it is the model he champions that is contested".

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Chinese companies buy more than $180 million worth of USA soybeans

The purchase of over 1.5 million tonnes of beans is the most concrete evidence yet that China is making good on pledges the U.S. government said Xi made when the two leaders met on December 1 and agreed to a 90-day detente to negotiate a trade deal.

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5 missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan's southern coast

Searches by Japanese authorities and US forces for the remaining five marines, who are believed to have been aboard the KC-130, are still underway in an area of the Pacific Ocean about 100 km (60 miles) south of Cape Muroto in Kochi Prefecture.

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Charlottesville vehicle rammer found guilty of first-degree murder

Prosecutors told the jury that Fields was angry after witnessing violent clashes between the two sides earlier in the day. In this handout provided by Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, James Alex Fields Jr . The incident spawned the controversial response from Donald Trump where he claimed that blame could be attributed to both sides, and that there were good and bad people on both the white supremacist side and the opposition.

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Comey testifies at House hearing he calls 'desperate' attack on investigators

Read the full report at Fox News . He also complained that Comey's lawyers were preventing the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief from answering some questions from lawmakers. The president has repeatedly blasted Mueller's probe as a "witch hunt", and on Friday unleashed a Twitter tirade against Mueller, Comey and other current and former officials tied to the Russian Federation probe.

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Mueller accuses Manafort of lying, but not about Russian Federation collusion

Prosecutors say Cohen "already enjoyed a privileged life", and that "his desire for even greater wealth and influence precipitated an extensive course of criminal conduct". I discuss the 38-page sentencing memo filed by the Southern District prosecutors in the adjacent post. Trump denied the claims and called both Mueller's team and the federal prosecutors liars.

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More countries threaten Huawei ban as arrest clouds US-China ties

The ban comes after a USA request to allies to avoid products made by the two companies over fears they contain viruses used for cyberattacks, the Yomiuri said, citing unnamed government sources. Chinese state media accused the United States of trying to "stifle" Huawei and curb its global expansion. Over the last few weeks, the other four have joined the U.S.in excluding Huawei from their telecommunications networks, eliciting expressions of " grave concern " from Beijing.

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Worldwide inquiry necessary in Khashoggi's murder, United Nations says

Istanbul's chief prosecutor's court application said there was "strong suspicion" the two aides were involved in planning the killing. A Turkish court made the move after prosecutors argued their case against Ahmad al Assiri and Saud al Qahtani , who were described as being "among the planners" of the Washington Post columnist's murder.

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Iran threatens to increase its missile range - despite US pushback

Their comments came in response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claims that Iran's missile development work was in violation of the terms included in the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with the U.S. "U.S. [is] proliferating advanced weapons to extremists [including] Al Qaeda & ISIS [Islamic State]", Mr. Zarif tweeted, referring to a British newspaper report that said many arms supplied by Britain and the United States had ended up in the hands of militias fighting in the Yemen war.

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A Photograph Of Late George H.W. Bush's Dog Is Utterly Heartbreaking

The USS George H.W. Bush, the last of 10 Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, was commissioned in 2009, and Bush himself attended its naming ceremony in 2002. However, the 41st President of the United States' final flights will be given a special distinction, CNN reports . Trump has ordered the federal government to close on Wednesday and both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed on Wednesday in observance.

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Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen does not deserve prison, judge told

After Cohen's guilty plea on Thursday, Trump called Cohen a "weak person" and accused him of making up the story to receive a lesser prison sentence. The filing cited his cooperation with Special Counsel Robert Mueller , whose investigation has angrily been branded a "witchhunt" by Trump in numerous statements and tweets.

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Police recommend Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for bribery

They accuse the prime minister and Bezeq boss Shaul Elovitch, who they also recommend be charged, as having shared a "bribe-based relationship" which saw Mr Netanyahu and his associates intervene in news coverage on an nearly daily basis.

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NYPD Finds 'Wanted' Man: Clumsy Proposer Who Lost Engagement Ring

Officers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple". With the help of dozens of passers-by they managed to get the grate off and search underneath for at least two hours. This proposal was more modest. While his partner watches, the man drops to his stomach on the sidewalk but the ring is 3000 per cent out of his reach.

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Mexico starts moving some migrants to new shelter

The department announced Friday that the man, who was identified as 30-year-old Wuilson Lazo-Ramos, was arrested near Ajo, Arizona. Mexico's Milenio TV showed images of at least a few of the hundreds of migrants at the border tried to jump over the fence separating the two countries.

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Ukraine Has Banned All Russian Men of Military-Service Age

On Twitter , Trump said that his decision was "based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russian Federation". Poroshenko said Ukraine's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies were needed "to provide security" after Russian forces seized the ships and their crews on Sunday.

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Protesters take to streets of Buenos Aires during G20 gathering

How intense is the trade war? He also suggested that if talks were unproductive, he would implement tariffs on even more Chinese goods. Trump recently announced he's still considering additional tariffs on the Asian nation's exports, which would include Apple's signature products like the iPhone and its various laptops, CNN reported .

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New Michael Cohen Plea Draws Mueller Probe Ever Closer To Trump

In 2015, BuzzFeed News reported in May, Cohen met with sometimes Trump adviser Felix Sater about the possibility of licensing the Trump name for a massive tower in Moscow, potentially the tallest building in Europe. Reacting to the plea, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Cohen "should be prosecuted to the extent of the law". "Because a long time ago he did me a favor", Trump responded.

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Trump 'may cancel Putin talks' over Ukraine-Russia sea clash

U.S. President Donald Trump , facing mounting pressure for a response that some critics called slow and inadequate, said on November 27 that he might cancel a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin , tentatively planned to take place on the sidelines at the upcoming G20 summit in Buenos Aires later this week.

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Global lawmakers grill Facebook exec in United Kingdom parliament

The app maker, Six4Three, had acquired the files as part of a U.S. lawsuit against the social media giant. According to court documents, the company accuses Zuckerberg of attempting to "deliberately" mislead tens of thousands of software companies into "developing applications that generated substantial user growth and revenues for Facebook ".

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SF Giants Owner Donates To Controversial Senate Candidate

Defeat would leave the Republicans with only a... Trump was appearing at two rallies to help Hyde-Smith finish the final two years of the term started by Republican Thad Cochran. I am the candidate that wants to move MS into the future. The Washington Post reported that in 2001, Hyde-Smith introduced a bill as a state senator to rename a stretch of highway to what it had been called in the 1930s: the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway, after the president of the Confederacy.

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Paul Manafort: New accusations jeopardize plea agreement

Cevallos said the special counsel likely had evidence to prove Manafort - or possibly even the president - lied to investigators. Manafort and his lawyers had been spotted meeting with investigators in the weeks after his plea deal. "Courts are different than the Mueller team's mandate for secrecy", Cevallos told "Morning Joe."Anything that's filed in court, unless it's filed under seal, and there's a presumption against filing things under seal in federal court, will be publicly ...

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Mexico border WAR: '1,000 migrants rush vehicles' after violent clashes

San Diego Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott confirmed the report in an interview on Monday, adding the majority of those arrested were adult males. Or that Mexico's Interior Ministry said around 500 migrants tried to "violently" enter the US, the Associated Press reported , adding that it would immediately deport those people and would reinforce security.

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San Diego Shuts Down San Ysidro Port Amid Migrant Caravan

The government of new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will enter office on December 1. The Washington Post reported on Saturday that the Trump administration has won support from the Mexican president-elect's team for a plan dubbed " Remain in Mexico ".

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Man fatally shoots woman at Ocala Walmart

Police say that the suspect left after shooting the victim, and then shot himself. The suspect, David Johnson, 55, fled on a bicycle and was caught at the couple's house nearby. The victim was pronounced dead, but her name has not been released. Scotty Ballard told the Ocala Star-Banner that he was Cronin's roommate and they had gone to Walmart to buy furnishings for their apartment.

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Shooting at Alabama shopping mall

The gunfire erupted just after 9:50 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at Riverchase Galleria in the town of Hoover, about 10 miles from Birmingham, local reports said . A high school senior, who made a decision to get involved in Black Friday for the first time, described how tires were squealing in the carpark as people tried to flee.

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Comey resists closed-door Congress interview on Federal Bureau of Investigation actions

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director got on Twitter Thursday morning to announce that he has received a Thanksgiving present: a subpoena. "Let's have a hearing and invite everyone to see", Comey tweeted. He said Comey will resist a closed-door session in court if necessary, CNN reported .

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Sen. Hirono Joins Lawsuit Against Attorney General Appointment

His powers now include supervising Robert Mueller , the special counsel running the investigation into whether Trump's associates conspired with Russian Federation when it interfered in the 2016 election. "Installing Matthew Whitaker so flagrantly defies constitutional law that any viewer of School House Rock would recognize it. Americans prize a system of checks and balances, which President Trump's dictatorial appointment betrays", Blumenthal said.

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Trump sets social media in Finland ablaze with forest remarks

The president then recounted an alleged conversation with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö in which he was told about the benefits of raking . "And when they do, it's a very small problem". "Look at other countries they do it differently". Nevertheless, Trump was trolled with pictures of rakes, and pictures of Finns raking . He said: "I was watching the firemen the other day, and they were raking areas, they were raking areas where the fire was right over there".

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'Traitor!': Turkish paper reveals alleged excerpts from Khashoggi's last moments

Among the evidence cited in the report , the official said, is the relationship between members of the kill team and the crown prince, and the hierarchy of the Saudi system. Trump began his statement by focusing on Iran as an example and said that Tehran is responsible for a bloody proxy war against Saudi Arabia in Yemen.

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Pence: US will hold those responsible for Khashoggi’s murder accountable

This new development contradicts Saudi's statement which has always maintained that Prince Salman has not been involved or even had any knowledge of the operation. Turkish officials have said the killing was intentional and have been pressuring Saudi Arabia to extradite those responsible to stand trial. U.S.

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PM May wins business support for draft Brexit deal

May argues that abandoning the plan, with Britain's withdrawal just over four months away on March 29, could lead to a disorderly and economically damaging "no deal" Brexit - or to a situation in which Britain's exit from the European Union is postponed indefinitely.

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Devotees Detained Outside Sabarimala Temple After Overnight Clashes

Union minister K.J. Alphons is scheduled to visit the Sabarimala temple on Monday. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said both the BJP and the Left Democratic Front government were trying to make Sabarimala a war zone. Talking to newspersons at Pathanamthitta, BJP Kerala President PS Sreedharan Pillai said the Union Minister will be accompanied by a few MLAs from outside Kerala.

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Colorado man gets life for murders of pregnant wife, children

A bruise in the shape of a finger mark on her neck told investigators that Watts had strangled her slowly and without resistance, Rourke told the court: "The horror she felt as the man she loved wrapped his hands around her throat and choked the life out of her must have been unimaginable".

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Allies rally to UK's May amid leadership woes over Brexit

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said any changes to the draft were unlikely. May is facing political chaos and open rebellion within her ranks, with Conservative opponents plotting to oust her after Britain struck a divorce agreement with the European Union this week.

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Woman killed, 47 injured during fuel tax protest, French officials say

The grassroots nature of the protests, which drew supporters angry over an array of issues, made it a political hot potato for Macron's government. According to various French media reports , the protesters reportedly knocked on her auto as she tried to take her daughter to a hospital.

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Trump says he ‘easily’ answered Russia probe questions

However, Mr Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the Washington Post on Thursday he had not answered questions relating to the period after his election, saying some were "possible traps", while others were "unnecessary" or "irrelevant".

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Difference between new Republicans, Democrats in Congress, in photos

Rep. Kevin McCarthy was elected House minority leader Wednesday in a closed-door meeting of House Republicans , putting the California Republican in position to lead House GOP members after Speaker Paul Ryan leaves Capitol Hill at the end of his term in January.