• A border wall by any other name ... is steel slats?
A border wall by any other name ... is steel slats?

Trump has not indicated whether he would sign or veto the legislation if it is approved. But on Thursday afternoon, Trump summoned the House of Representatives' Republican leaders to the White House and insisted that deal be scuttled. "I'm fine with $3, $3.5, $4, or $5 [billion]". McConnell has used the nuclear option many times during Trump'...

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  • North Korea says no denuclearization until United States removes ‘nuclear threat’
North Korea says no denuclearization until United States removes ‘nuclear threat’

Tensions have gradually eased since early this year, when Kim abruptly reached out to the United States and South Korea with an offer to negotiate away his advancing nuclear arsenal. relations back to the status of past year which was marked by exchanges of fire". The news comes as Pyongyang and Washington continue to face a deadlock in negotiati...

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  • China says Canadian woman worked illegally
China says Canadian woman worked illegally

The government declined to provide more details, but opposition Conservative lawmaker Erin O'Toole said the case involves an Alberta woman who has been teaching in China for months and has indeed been held over a visa irregularity. Along with the third still-unidentified Canadian, former diplomat Michael Kovrig and business consultant Michae...

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  • Trump Rage Tweets At 'Leadership' For Not Securing Border Wall Funds
Trump Rage Tweets At 'Leadership' For Not Securing Border Wall Funds

Conservative groups, in a unusual twist of politics, say they're grateful to Democrats for fighting President Donald Trump's border wall . It remains unclear whether Trump would sign or veto the measure if the House approves it, but the Thursday statement signaled Trump may seek changes.

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  • UK Labour leader Corbyn calls PM Theresa May a 'stupid woman'
UK Labour leader Corbyn calls PM Theresa May a 'stupid woman'

The Labour leader appeared to mouth the insult towards the PM in parliament after she compared his attempt at calling a no-confidence vote in her earlier this week to Christmas "pantomime". He said: "He did not call her a stupid woman and so I don't think there's any basis for an apology". "What people will say to [Corbyn] if he fails to reco...

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  • Mueller probe has cost $25 million, Justice Department says
Mueller probe has cost $25 million, Justice Department says

The initials DNC refers to the Democratic National Committee and "Crooked" is one of Trump's favourite expressions for former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, whom he defeated in the 2016 election and whose use of a private email server to send certain official emails while she was secretary of state - deemed by the Federal Bureau o...

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  • Michelle Obama on saying ‘Bye Felicia’ to White House
Michelle Obama on saying ‘Bye Felicia’ to White House

For the most part, she's been diplomatic when asked about the Trumps on television. " Bye, Felicia ", Obama said, interrupting Fallon and causing the host to double over from laughter. So clearly she did not appreciate the gift. While on The Late Show earlier this month during a stop on her Becoming tour, Obama shared a moment with Stephe...

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  • Conservative Senators Push Changes to Criminal Justice Bill
Conservative Senators Push Changes to Criminal Justice Bill

It also reduces the second strike mandatory minimum of 20 years to 15 years, and reduces the 3rd strike mandatory minimum of life in prison to 25 years. The bill applies only to federal prisons, which hold far fewer people than state prisons. Outgoing Sen. Hatch introduced an amendment to reform and clarify mens rea - knowledge of wrongdoing an...

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  • Trump Will Dissolve Foundation In Partial Settlement With NY Attorney General
Trump Will Dissolve Foundation In Partial Settlement With NY Attorney General

Trump bemoaned on Twitter that he was "getting slammed by [Governor of New York Andrew] Cuomo and the Dems" in a civil lawsuit against his personal charity, the Trump Foundation . Trump or his businesses. Underwood's office has been investigating the Trump Foundation's extremely shady operations, many of which the Washington Post outlined i...

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  • WH digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown
WH digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

As Axios's Stef Kight noted , "This is a much softer stance than President Trump's statement last week when he claimed he was "proud to shut down the government" over the border wall ". Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey of NY, who will take over as Appropriations Committee chairwoman, said she was disappointed that Trump and the Republican Congress "c...

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  • ‘We've DEFEATED ISIS!’ Trump sparks outrage by declaring VICTORY in Syria - 'Devastating!
‘We've DEFEATED ISIS!’ Trump sparks outrage by declaring VICTORY in Syria - 'Devastating!

Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Pentagon officials have said that ISIS controls about 2 percent of what it once did in the Middle East. For force protection and operational security reasons we will not provide further details. The Pentagon, however, s...

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  • Erdogan: East of Euphrates op possible 'any moment'
Erdogan: East of Euphrates op possible 'any moment'

Relations between the two countries improved following the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, although Ankara has still insisted on the YPG militias being cleared from the border area. "We're a vegetable market", he added, indignant. Turkish troops and allied Syrian forces first crossed into Syria in 2016 to drive out Kurdish fighters and...

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  • Yemen's Hudaida hit by air strikes, clashes despite truce
Yemen's Hudaida hit by air strikes, clashes despite truce

The announcement of the ceasefire date follows Yemen's warring sides clinching a deal in Sweden Thursday, under which an "immediate ceasefire" was to be implemented in Hudaydah. The United States commended on Sunday the two sides that took part in the Sweden negotiations for "making progress on key initiatives", calling for a de-escalation of t...

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  • Flynn Associates Indicted for Acting as Unregistered Foreign Agents
Flynn Associates Indicted for Acting as Unregistered Foreign Agents

Alptekin is also charged with one count of making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to the indictment , which was issued by a grand jury Wednesday. At the same time, the conspirators sought to hide that the Government of Turkey was directing the work. The indictment alleges that conversation at the meeting "c...

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  • Schumer says it's up to Trump to avert government shutdown
Schumer says it's up to Trump to avert government shutdown

But the $5 billion down payment Trump wants for the $20 billion wall is adamantly opposed by Democrats and some Republicans , leaving its fate in doubt. "He shouldn't use innocent workers as hostage for his temper tantrum to sort throw a bone to his base". But this could be the president's last chance to fully fund his wall.

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  • Labour MP discusses second Brexit vote with minister
Labour MP discusses second Brexit vote with minister

Theresa May privately warned Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel that the Brexit deal is dead unless they compromise, after European leaders rebuffed her requests for help selling the agreement to politicians in London. "If there is another referendum, which I don't think there will be, people like me will be immediately demanding it's best of three...

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  • Ryan Zinke: President Trump announces secretary of interior is to step down
Ryan Zinke: President Trump announces secretary of interior is to step down

Concern about all the scrutiny and legal costs on the horizon were factors in Zinke's decision to quit, said the people, who asked not to be identified to discuss it. Zinke in November denied he already was hunting for his next job. In Congress, Zinke would have been a top target of Democrats who won control of the House in the midterm elections...

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  • Deal on Paris Agreement reached at crucial climate summit
Deal on Paris Agreement reached at crucial climate summit

The decision came on the final day of the 24th Conference of the Parties or COP24 conference held in Katowice , Poland, the Associated Press reported. The concerns of developing nations including India and least developed nations on funding for carbon credit were finally addressed. The United States approved the deal despite President Donald ...

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  • Taliban Say 'another' Meeting in Middle East with US
Taliban Say 'another' Meeting in Middle East with US

Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal reiterated that Islamabad, along with worldwide community and other stakeholders, is committed to peace and reconciliation in the war-ravaged neighboring country. But those talks have been for the sake of talks, say insurgent and Pakistani officials. China and Pakistan supported Afghanistan to ...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn 'about to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May'
Jeremy Corbyn 'about to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May'

May returns to Parliament to update lawmakers on Brexit after a week in which she cancelled a vote on her deal because it was set to be defeated and survived an attempt by some of her own lawmakers to oust her. He told her: "A responsible prime minister would for the good of this country put this deal before the House this week so we could move...

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  • Ruling striking down health care law won't affect coverage for now
Ruling striking down health care law won't affect coverage for now

Washington Postcolumnist Dave Weigel quickly responded, however, that the comparatively straightforward Medicare for All plan, in which the broadly popular Medicare program would be expanded, would involve far fewer provisions for Republicans to quibble over.

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  • Rajapaksa to resign as Sri Lanka’s prime minister, says lawmaker
Rajapaksa to resign as Sri Lanka’s prime minister, says lawmaker

Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, saying he wants to end a political impasse over his appointment. The new Cabinet is expected to be limited to 30 and will include a few Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members who have offered support to Wickremesinghe.

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  • Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'
Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'

The statement from the kingdom, released on Monday morning, is an unusually strong rebuke of the Senate. It said that such a position "was built on untrue allegations", and that Saudi Arabia rejected "any interference in its internal affairs".

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  • Brexit debate needs a change of tone, Anglican bishops say
Brexit debate needs a change of tone, Anglican bishops say

She was speaking in Brussels following a meeting with leaders of the EU27 nations seeking assistance to get her Withdrawal Agreement through Westminster. Mrs May insisted she had been "crystal clear" about the UK's need for firmer assurances that the backstop can not become permanent. May arrived in Brussels for the European Council summit wantin...

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  • Royal family Christmas cards: Cuteness overload in new photos
Royal family Christmas cards: Cuteness overload in new photos

Last year, they didn't have a Christmas card since they were not married yet, but the former "Suits" star celebrated the holidays with the royals. Their snap was taken in the Autumn at Anmer Hall , which is their country home on the Queen's Sandringham estate where the royals normally spend Christmas.

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  • Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel
Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia on Saturday officially recognized West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved. US President Donald Trump drew global criticism a year ago when he reversed decades of American foreign policy by recognising the...

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  • Trump names Mulvaney 'acting' chief of staff
Trump names Mulvaney 'acting' chief of staff

The announcement capped off a week of speculation and rumors about who would replace Gen. John Kelly for the position. Trump thanked Kelly for his service on Twitter and said he is a "GREAT PATRIOT". And on Friday, Chris Christie, who many thought was the most likely contender for the job, announced publicly that he was not interested. Mulv...

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  • An Immigrant Girl's Death in CBP Custody Draws Criticism - Hit & Run
An Immigrant Girl's Death in CBP Custody Draws Criticism - Hit & Run

They say the girl was taken into custody for about eight hours and then began having seizures. Emergency responders found that she had been deprived of food and water for several days. "We need a total revamp of how we intake asylum-seekers". 'We'll continue to look into the situation, but again, I can not stress enough how risky this journey whe...

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  • Theresa May And Jean-Claude Juncker Caught Arguing On Camera
Theresa May And Jean-Claude Juncker Caught Arguing On Camera

Theresa May has been caught having a run-in on camera with the President of the European Commission after she mistakenly thought he had called her "nebulous". After listening to a presentation from the prime minister about MPs" concerns which had prevented her getting her Brexit deal through Parliament this week, the EU27 leaders tore up a draft ...

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  • Feds launch probe into Trump's inauguration spending
Feds launch probe into Trump's inauguration spending

The newspaper, citing people close to the matter, claimed an investigation had been launched after an April raid on Mr Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen , saw prosecutors seize various materials from his office. The newspapers reported that an Federal Bureau of Investigation search of Cohen's office and home last spring uncovered a recorded con...

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