• Mueller Is Investigating Trump as a Russian Asset
Mueller Is Investigating Trump as a Russian Asset

The New York Times reported Friday that law enforcement officials were so concerned about Trump's behavior after he fired James Comey as FBI director that they launched a counterintelligence investigation into whether he was acting as a Russian agent, either intentionally or unwittingly.

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  • Withdrawal from Syria begun
Withdrawal from Syria begun

The U.S. -led military coalition in Syria has begun the process of withdrawing from Syria amid conflicting reports over the status of troops. Earlier this week, however, USA national security adviser John Bolton said the United States would expect guarantees that the Kurds would be protected after American troops leave the area.

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  • Israel claims Syria air strike, says hunt for Hezbollah tunnels over
Israel claims Syria air strike, says hunt for Hezbollah tunnels over

He added that Hezbollah retained underground facilities on the Lebanese side. The tunnel, the second discovered coming from the Lebanese town of Ramieh, went 180 feet deep and crossed 2,624 feet of Lebanese territory and dozens of yards into Israel.

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  • Government shutdown becomes longest in United States history
Government shutdown becomes longest in United States history

President Donald Trump on 10 January 2019 claimed he never said Mexico would write a check to pay for his promised new border wall . About 800,000 workers missed paychecks, many receiving blank pay statements. This morning around 7 a.m., Trump tweeted, "Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of t...

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  • United Kingdom global minister points Brexit warning
United Kingdom global minister points Brexit warning

British Prime Minister Theresa May warned that failing to deliver Brexit would be catastrophic for democracy, in a plea for support two days before parliament is expected to reject her deal with Brussels. Danielle Haralambous, a United Kingdom analyst at the EIU, said: "Time is simply running out, and we're at a stage where Brexit can probably on...

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  • Michael Cohen to Testify Publicly Before House
Michael Cohen to Testify Publicly Before House

That doesn't mean Cohen's testimony won't have dramatic reveals. Cohen's public testimony could spell trouble for Trump, given Cohen's extensive knowledge of and participation in illegal hush money payments, the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian Federation, and the Trump Organization's efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

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  • Trump Says He Expects US, Russia to Eventually Restore Good Relations
Trump Says He Expects US, Russia to Eventually Restore Good Relations

The report cites unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation . "In the face of those lies, a whole lot of good people... Unfortunately, even the Times begrudgingly admitted - albeit buried in the ninth paragraph - that "no evidence has emerged publicly that Mr. Trump was secretly in contact with or too...

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  • No easy answers to questions swirling around fatal Ottawa bus crash
No easy answers to questions swirling around fatal Ottawa bus crash

Police said this morning that no information regarding the identities of the three victims will be made public at this time. "As a result of the collision we have a number of injuries and some fatalities", Chief Charles Bordeleau said at the scene, a major bus station west of downtown.

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  • ‘Brave new Canadian:’ Saudi woman fleeing family arrivesrgr
‘Brave new Canadian:’ Saudi woman fleeing family arrivesrgr

A top Thai immigration official said earlier Friday that Alqunun had been granted asylum in Canada , and had boarded a flight for Toronto with a "smiling face". But she was back online later in the day, tweeting: "I would like to thank you people for supporting me and saving my life". The decision is likely to exacerbate Canada's already poo...

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  • Here’s What That Top Sanders Adviser Is Accused Of Doing
Here’s What That Top Sanders Adviser Is Accused Of Doing

The response comes less than 24 hours after Politico published a piece detailing accusations that one of Sanders's top advisers had forcibly kissed a subordinate woman in her 20s, and one week after the New York Times reported allegations from almost a dozen former campaign workers who say they were harassed and that their claims went ignor...

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  • Ukrainian tycoon denies requesting or receiving 2016 polling data from Manafort
Ukrainian tycoon denies requesting or receiving 2016 polling data from Manafort

They say the same about his recollection of sharing polling data with Kilimnik related to the campaign. "Such a failure is unsurprising here, where these occurrences happened during a period when Mr. It was later replaced with a properly redacted version. The Manafort attorneys told the judge that their client's missteps came at a time when h...

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  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign paid $1,500 fine to NY state
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign paid $1,500 fine to NY state

Emanuel Cleaver , D-Mo. The former vice-presidential nominee, who retired in 2013 after being a US Senator for 24 years, insisted that the Democrats will only be losing public support if they adopt, what he called, her "left-left" views as their own.

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  • Hawaiian Democrat Tulsi Gabbard announces she is running for president in 2020
Hawaiian Democrat Tulsi Gabbard announces she is running for president in 2020

In remarks aired by CNN on Friday, Ms Gabbard said she meant to pursue a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump . A US Congresswoman, with an American Samoan heritage, says she will run for president in 2020. And Harris is an Indian American from her mother's side and African American from her father's. Obama, now the elder statesm...

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  • Missing teen whose parents were shot is found alive, suspect in custody
Missing teen whose parents were shot is found alive, suspect in custody

While Kasinskas said Closs didn't give them too many details, she did make it clear that she was taken. At the time, Fitzgerald acknowledged investigators knew very little, and he pleaded with the public for help in finding her. The department is planning to hold a press conference Friday at 10 a.m.in Barron. 'Praise the Lord. It's the news w...

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  • France queries DR Congo election outcome
France queries DR Congo election outcome

But a second opposition rival, Martin Fayulu , is denouncing the result as an "electoral hold-up". He called on people to "rise as one man to protect victory". Known to his friends as "Fatshi", the portly 55-year-old is set to replace President Joseph Kabila, who has ruled the volatile, poverty-stricken nation with an iron fist since 2001.

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  • Trump says changes coming on high-tech visas
Trump says changes coming on high-tech visas

President Donald Trump says changes are coming in the way that the US handles temporary H1-B visas, which allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the USA from overseas. In 2018, the United States hit the limit on the number of H-1Bs it could issue, 65,000, by the first week of April, according to the Department ...

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  • ❄️When high-impact winter storm will bring snow to Central Virginia
❄️When high-impact winter storm will bring snow to Central Virginia

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for several counties across the Ozarks. Many roads will be slick, with travel most hazardous Saturday morning. For many areas, this will be a long-duration winter storm event that lasts more than 12 hours and perhaps as long as 48 hours in some cases. Stay ahead of the storm with...

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  • Trump holds immigration roundtable at border patrol station
Trump holds immigration roundtable at border patrol station

Some 800,000 federal employees, more than half still on the job, were due to miss their first paycheck Friday under a stoppage that neared a record for the longest government shutdown. Still, he declared: "A wall works". McAllen is located in the Rio Grande Valley, the busiest part of the border for illegal border crossings. Regardless of where...

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  • Led coalition says Syria withdrawal has begun
Led coalition says Syria withdrawal has begun

His tour is aimed at urging regional allies to continue to confront the "significant threats" posed by Iran and Islamic jihadists despite Trump's shock decision last month to pull all 2 000 American troops from Syria. The White House may not have yet publicly altered its criteria for withdrawal, but certainly something has changed. Secretary ...

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  • Rod Rosenstein to step down once attorney general is confirmed
Rod Rosenstein to step down once attorney general is confirmed

Barr's Senate confirmation hearing is expected to begin on January 15, with a confirmation vote expected to follow in the weeks after, likely in mid-February. Despite the rumors, Rosenstein held onto his job. "I know the deputy attorney general has always planned to roughly stay around two years". There is no set timeline for Mr Rosenstein's ...

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  • Suspicious packages sent to Indian consulate, other missions in Australia
Suspicious packages sent to Indian consulate, other missions in Australia

AFP confirmed packages were also delivered to embassies in Canberra . " At this time we believe the matter is targeted and not impacting the general community ", said police in the state of Victoria , of which Melbourne is the capital.

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  • Norwegian millionaire's wife likely to have been kidnapped, say police
Norwegian millionaire's wife likely to have been kidnapped, say police

Police refused to confirm the sum but said they had advised the family not to pay. Police say they have no suspects in the disappearance of Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the 68-year-old wife of Tom Hagen - a media-shy real estate investor and owner of an electric company.

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  • Malaysia's king abdicates in historic first , Latest World News
Malaysia's king abdicates in historic first , Latest World News

While their role is ceremonial, Malaysia's royalty command great respect , especially from Muslim Malays, and criticizing them is strictly forbidden. Despite this, it is accorded considerable prestige, particularly among the country's Malay Muslim majority for whom the king is seen as upholding Malay and Islamic tradition.

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  • Two Pakistanis among five foreign militants captured in Syria
Two Pakistanis among five foreign militants captured in Syria

A local fighter, a Kurd from the YPG militia, which dominates the Syrian Democratic Forces, was killed when an Isis unit fired what local commanders said was a heat-seeking missile at the group on Saturday morning. The SDF identified the other foreign captives as Fadel al-Rahman Jad, 48, of Lahore, Pakistan, Abed al-Azem Rajbout, 19, of Sialkot, Pa...

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  • Donald Trump claims he 'essentially fired' Jim Mattis
Donald Trump claims he 'essentially fired' Jim Mattis

The 2018 National Defense Strategy, which Shanahan helped develop, branded China as a strategic competitor. On his first day as acting defense secretary, Pat Shanahan is emphasizing that China should be the Pentagon's main focus. He has since backpedaled and suggested more of a phased timeline for the withdrawal. A defense official who atte...

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  • Sino-US Trade Talks to Be Held in China Next Week - Beijing
Sino-US Trade Talks to Be Held in China Next Week - Beijing

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping had agreed to a 3-month cease fire amid rising trade tensions. A new strain in the US-China relationship emerged in December when Canada announced it had carried out a US request to arrest the chief financial officer of Huawei, one of China's top tech companies.

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  • Suspect Charged With Murder In The Jazmine Barnes Killing In Houston
Suspect Charged With Murder In The Jazmine Barnes Killing In Houston

People from across the country - including activists and celebrities like Gabrielle Union, Olivia Wilide and Ava DuVernay - had been trying to help with the investigation since the December 30 drive-by shooting. According to a report from ABC13, citing court documents filed in the case, the suspects thought it was another vehicle when they opene...

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  • Trump aide: US military withdrawal from Syria 'waiting on conditions'
Trump aide: US military withdrawal from Syria 'waiting on conditions'

Trump himself has more recently spoken of "slowly" sending troops home "over a period of time", and Bolton laid out some of the conditions required before it takes place. "We won't be finally pulled out until ISIS is gone", Trump said before departing for Camp David. Trump's advisers and GOP allies have warned that pulling out U.S.

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  • Pay Raises Frozen For Pence, Cabinet Members Until Shutdown Is Over
Pay Raises Frozen For Pence, Cabinet Members Until Shutdown Is Over

Trump had also told reporters at a press conference that he "might consider" asking cabinet secretaries and other top officials to forgo the raises. Under the provision, high-ranking officials would have their pay rates frozen, even though the federal schedule of pay raises would increase.

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  • Ukraine church's historic split from Russian Federation granted by patriarch
Ukraine church's historic split from Russian Federation granted by patriarch

Ukrainians can now enjoy "the sacred gift of emancipation, independence and self-governance, becoming free from every external reliance and intervention", he added. It had been "signed in violation of the canons and therefore not possessing any canonical force", Legoida said in a statement. The Ukrainian church's new leader is Metropolitan Yepifa...

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  • Brexit: 'Uncharted territory' if United Kingdom parliament votes no, says May
Brexit: 'Uncharted territory' if United Kingdom parliament votes no, says May

Theresa May has refused to rule out repeatedly bringing back her Brexit deal to parliament if MPs reject it next week as she sought to use the uncertainty that would follow a defeat to force support. Officially slated for the week of January 14, the Commons vote is widely expected to be held on January 15. One of those leading that opposition,...

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  • Hackers publish data of hundreds of German politicians
Hackers publish data of hundreds of German politicians

ARD said that, after a first review of the data, journalists had not detected any incriminating content. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer , outgoing leader of the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) party on 3 January 2019.

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  • Trump Defends Soviet Union’s 1979 Invasion of Afghanistan
Trump Defends Soviet Union’s 1979 Invasion of Afghanistan

It was not immediately clear which library Trump was referring to, but Delhi reacted sharply to Trump's jibe at PM Modi, saying that it has been doing huge development work in the war-ravaged country that spans across building roads, dams, schools and even parliament.

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  • India Rejects Trump Jeer at Modi Over Afghanistan Library
India Rejects Trump Jeer at Modi Over Afghanistan Library

Modi's bearhug of the US President had embarrassed many Indians and apparently took even Trump by surprise. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter announced that the US would boycott the Olympics that year taking place in Moscow in response to the Soviet presence in Afghanistan.

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  • Teen Arrested After Double Stabbing at Sydney Church of Scientology
Teen Arrested After Double Stabbing at Sydney Church of Scientology

A 24-year-old employee died at a local hospital from the injuries he sustained, according to authorities. The 16-year-old was arrested when police arrived on scene shortly after. "It's a huge building, a lot of people come from around Asia to study here", he said. While initial reports do suggest that the attack was related to a " domestic in...

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