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In contrast, Mr Putin and the crown prince shared a smiley, enthusiastic greeting at the gathering. The Argentine judiciary has initiated steps toward a formal investigation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's possible responsibility for war crimes in Yemen and alleged torture of Saudi citizens.
  • Storm Diana set to bring high winds and heavy rain to Hartlepool

    Storm Diana set to bring high winds and heavy rain to Hartlepool

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    The Orange wind warning for Cork, Kerry and Waterford predicts severe winds associated with Storm Diana on Wednesday with south to southwest winds of 65 to 80 km/h and gusts of 110 to 130 km/h. Yet more rain and strong winds expected next Saturday night and on Sunday. Storm Diana, named by Portugal's IPMA weather service, is now threatening the Azores.
  • Want strong relationship with India: PM Imran

    Want strong relationship with India: PM Imran

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    The call for a visa-free Kartarpur Sahib corridor is an old demand from the Sikh community. Imran said the reason he is seeking strong relations between the two countries is to eliminate poverty from the subcontinent. "I have never seen such happiness on anyone's face as I am seeing in the crowd right now". "This corridor is full of promise, it will bring the two countries close", he said.
  • Martial law in Ukraine: Putin warns against ‘reckless’ moves

    Martial law in Ukraine: Putin warns against ‘reckless’ moves

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    Nine more Ukrainian sailors captured during Sunday's confrontation with Russia in a strait next to Crimea have been sent to jail for two months by a Russian court. "They were fulfilling their military duty". "It was without doubt a provocation", Putin told a financial forum in Moscow of the incident. Ukraine will defend itself militarily if it has to against "Russian aggression" along the country's coastline in the sea of Azov, the country's foreign minister has told Sky News.
  • Taliban kills 3 USA soldiers in Ghazni roadside bombing

    Taliban kills 3 USA soldiers in Ghazni roadside bombing

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    Nato's Resolute Support mission would not immediately release any details about the soldiers, but said they had been killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near Ghazni city in central Afghanistan. The two districts, which are predominantly comprised of Hazara populations, were considered to be the most secure rural districts in all of the country.
  • Trump sticks with old playbook in return to campaign trail

    Trump sticks with old playbook in return to campaign trail

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    Hyde-Smith, a close ally of President Trump, is defending her MS senate seat against former Democratic Congressman and Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy in a run-off election on Tuesday. The victor of Tuesday's runoff gets the final two years of a term he started. In the November 6 primary election, Hyde-Smith received 41.5 percent of the vote, while Espy received 40.6 percent and Republican Chris McDaniel received 16.5.
  • Ukraine-Russia sea clash

    Ukraine-Russia sea clash

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    Vasyl Hrytsak, the head of the SBU, confirmed that his officers were on board to support the military and said one of them had been seriously wounded after Russian aircraft fired missiles at the Ukrainian vessels. An announcement posted on the Kremlin's official website on the ratification of the treaty with Ukraine governing use of the sea of Azov and Kerch strait.
  • Protests as Saudi crown prince visits Tunisia

    Protests as Saudi crown prince visits Tunisia

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    The Saudi crown prince is expected to arrive on Tuesday as part of a tour of several Arab countries on his first trip overseas since Khashoggi's murder. In a historic move, the Crown Prince visited the Cathedral of St. Mark in Abbasia, where he met with Pope Tawadros II and church leaders. In a press conference held in the People's National Assembly, following a hearing to assess the situation of the energy sector, Guitounistressed that "the visit conveys Mohammad bin Salman's brotherly ...
  • Trump Rallies in MS for Embattled Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

    Trump Rallies in MS for Embattled Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

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    In between orientation sessions for incoming members of Congress, Representative-elect Ayanna Pressley took some time over the weekend to travel to MS to stump for Mike Espy , a fellow Democrat facing an appointed Republican incumbent for one of the state's two US Senate seats.
  • Paul Manafort 'visited Julian Assange' at London embassy

    Paul Manafort 'visited Julian Assange' at London embassy

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    And WikiLeaks said on Twitter that it was "willing to bet the Guardian a million dollars and its editor's head that Manafort never met Assange". It was Mueller's biggest victory to date, since Manafort could provide valuable information about any cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
  • Court filing details stunning development in Mueller investigation

    Court filing details stunning development in Mueller investigation

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    In the same joint status report filing, Manafort's legal team pushed back against the government's assertion. Manafort, though he has not made public statements since then, was thought to be the star cooperator in the special counsel's ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign.
  • India Marks 10th Anniversary of Mumbai Terror Attacks

    India Marks 10th Anniversary of Mumbai Terror Attacks

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    Three days of carnage killed 166 people, including foreign tourists, and wounded hundreds more. "We will never let terrorists win, or even come close to winning!" The US on Monday announced a United States dollars 5 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual who committed, conspired, aided or abetted the 2008 Mumbai attack .
  • Police use tear gas on migrants at USA border

    Police use tear gas on migrants at USA border

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    A Facebook page set up for the San Diego "March of Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan" suggests that more than 500 demonstrators attended the event, which was organized by several groups, including the Migrant and Refugee Solidarity Coalition, People Over Profits San Diego and Unión del Barrio.
  • Pelosi: Trump 'Cowardly' for Asking SCOTUS to Hear Cases on Transgender Troops

    Pelosi: Trump 'Cowardly' for Asking SCOTUS to Hear Cases on Transgender Troops

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    So it's rare for the justices to intervene early as the Trump administration has been pressing them to do. The Obama administration made a decision to allow transgender individuals to serve in uniform, sparking a debate among military policy experts, though the new policy stance was not set to take effect until July 2017, six months after the end of Obama's tenure in office.
  • Chinese consulate in Pakistan attacked by men armed with hand grenades

    Chinese consulate in Pakistan attacked by men armed with hand grenades

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    Dr Seemi Jamali, a spokeswoman at the Jinnah Hospital, said the bodies of two police officers were brought to the hospital while one of the consulate guards who was wounded, is being treated. "Karachi: Fidayeen of BLA attacked the Chinese embassy in Karachi", it said in a tweet . The operation, which was carried out one-and-a-half years ago, had left several BLA terrorists dead, according to sources.
  • Sidhu hails decision on Kartarpur corridor

    Sidhu hails decision on Kartarpur corridor

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    Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan is located across the river Ravi, about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab's Gurdaspur district. "Commemorative coin and postage stamps to be released by the Government of India". Sidhu had previously raised the issue with the Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj and had said that it was India's responsibility to make a formal request to Pakistan, NDTV reported.
  • There’s a turkey in the White House as Trump grants poultry pardons

    There’s a turkey in the White House as Trump grants poultry pardons

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    They join last year's birds, Drumstick and Wishbone , who both received a pardon. "Nevertheless. I will be issuing both Peas and Carrots a presidential pardon", Trump said of Democrats' possible interest in their testimony. Trump said the election was "fair and open". National Turkey Federation chairman and South Dakotan Jeff Sveen debuted the turkeys during a ceremony at the Huron Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau before their road trip to Washington , DC and overnight stay at the ...
  • United Kingdom and European Union agree draft text on future relations after Brexit

    United Kingdom and European Union agree draft text on future relations after Brexit

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    Negotiators are hammering out details of a political statement on future UK-EU ties that will accompany the divorce deal, under pressure to put it together before member states' top diplomats meet on Friday. British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to return to Brussels on Saturday for more talks on the eve of the summit, including with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
  • Congress to probe Ivanka Trump’s private email use in WH

    Congress to probe Ivanka Trump’s private email use in WH

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    Trump said she did not know the details of the records rules, the Post reported , citing sources it said had knowledge of her reaction. Rep. Elijah E. In a statement, Cummings said the committee launched a bipartisan investigation past year into White House officials' use of personal email accounts, but the White House did not provide the requested information.
  • American believed to have been killed by isolated tribe on Indian island

    American believed to have been killed by isolated tribe on Indian island

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    Meanwhile, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is not only home to the protected tribes, but also has a large presence of the Indian Navy with sensitive installations. Mr Chau, 27, was illegally ferried to the location among India's Andaman and Nicobar islands by fishermen after he told them he wanted to preach Christianity there, local media have said.
  • S Korean elected head of Interpol

    S Korean elected head of Interpol

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    Russian Federation levied new charges against US -born investor and Kremlin critic Bill Browder , stepping up a quest that has gotten little traction in the West with a call to the U.S.to investigate claims shareholders in his fund used illegal profits from Russian Federation to fund contributions to the Democratic Party.
  • Democrat Senators FILE LAWSUIT to Block Trump's Pick to Lead DOJ

    Democrat Senators FILE LAWSUIT to Block Trump's Pick to Lead DOJ

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    District Court for Washington, DC and was signed by Senators Richard Blumenthal , Sheldon Whitehouse , and Mazie Hirono; claiming Matthew Whitaker must undergo a full nomination hearing. Trump dismissed concerns about how Whitaker will deal with the Mueller investigation, but said that he, as president, would not intervene. In recent days, many law scholars, including George Conway , husband of White House consular Kellyanne Conway , have questioned if the appointment of Whitaker is ...
  • Nancy Pelosi Confident She Has Votes For Speaker As Opponents Go Public

    Nancy Pelosi Confident She Has Votes For Speaker As Opponents Go Public

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    House on January 3. With a narrow Democratic majority, now at 230 seats, she does not have much cushion to secure the 218 votes needed on the floor if all Republicans vote against her, as expected. That includes Rep. Marcia Fudge of OH, who has said she is considering running for speaker. The letter does not include the signatures of Democrats who have said they would vote against Pelosi on the floor, including Jason Crow, Abigail Spanberger, Elissa Slotkin, Mikie Sherrill and Conor ...
  • Alan Page awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Alan Page awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

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    US President Donald Trump awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Doctor Miriam Adelson at the White House in Washington , DC, on November 16, 2018 . Sheldon Adelson was with Trump on midterm election night last week. Orrin Hatch of Utah and Roger Staubach , the Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys quarterback.
  • As Florida Recount Wraps Up, Democrat Gillum Concedes

    As Florida Recount Wraps Up, Democrat Gillum Concedes

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    Democrat Andrew Gillum has conceded defeat to Republican rival Ron DeSantis in the hard-fought race for Florida governor - but has vowed to "keep fighting". Officials have until noon on Sunday (local time) to tally any votes missed by electronic voting machines. For the Senate race, unofficial results show Democrat Bill Nelson trailing Republican Rick Scott by about 12,600 votes out of more than 8.2 million cast, or 0.15%.
  • Fire deaths now at 65, while 631 missing

    Fire deaths now at 65, while 631 missing

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    President Donald Trump , meanwhile, will travel to the disaster zone Saturday to get a look at the grief and damage from the deadliest US wildfire in a century and could encounter locals resentful over his suggestion California is to blame for its misfortune.
  • 1,600 Lawyers Send Powerful Message To Senate Republicans: ‘Protect Robert Mueller Probe’

    1,600 Lawyers Send Powerful Message To Senate Republicans: ‘Protect Robert Mueller Probe’

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    He then focused his ire on Mueller , a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who he accused of having conflicts of interest, though he did not elaborate on the accusation. Publicly at least, Mueller's 18-month investigation was relatively quiet in the weeks leading up to the November 6 nation-wide congressional elections , partly because the Department of Justice tries to refrain from bringing politically sensitive cases forward around major elections.
  • Democrat Porter flips GOP House seat in Southern California

    Democrat Porter flips GOP House seat in Southern California

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    But there are warning signs as well. House and Senate Republicans elected their leaders for the next Congress on Wednesday, largely sticking with the same team that led them to disappointing results in last week's midterm elections . Independents supported Republican contenders in the previous two midterms in 2010 and 2014. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said Democrats wearing disguises and voting a few times were responsible for Republican losses in tight congressional elections.
  • Pyongyang To Deport American Who Entered North Korea Illegally

    Pyongyang To Deport American Who Entered North Korea Illegally

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    But Lee Jong-seok, a former South Korean unification minister now working at the Sejong Institute, a think tank, said Kim, as commander of his country's armed forces, can carry out regular inspections of the country's military facilities. In separate meetings in Singapore , both Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a close U.S. ally who has sought, but not been granted talks with North Korea, called for ASEAN to maintain firm sanctions pressure on North Korea .
  • California wildfires force hundreds of thousands to evacuate, claim lives

    California wildfires force hundreds of thousands to evacuate, claim lives

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    The fire has grown to almost 110 square miles. The Woolsey Fire broke out on Thursday and quickly jumped the 101 Freeway toward Malibu. "I pray everyone is safe", she wrote. The second blaze , the Hill Fire, ignited around the same time Thursday in the Santa Rosa Valley area of Ventura County, northwest of Thousand Oaks, and has since grown to 6,100 acres.
  • Ongoing Israeli airstrikes on Gaza kill Palestinian, injure two

    Ongoing Israeli airstrikes on Gaza kill Palestinian, injure two

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    The exchange of fire followed the Israeli commando raid near Khan Younis in the south of Gaza on Sunday, which resulted in the deaths of seven Palestinians including the Hamas commander and an Israeli military officer. "I'm doing everything I can to prevent an unnecessary war", the Israeli leader told reporters in Paris, shortly before he made a decision to scrap a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron so he could return early to Jerusalem.
  • Israeli defence chief Avigdor Lieberman quits over Gaza ceasefire

    Israeli defence chief Avigdor Lieberman quits over Gaza ceasefire

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    Avigdor Lieberman , the defence minister, announced that he would step down in protest over the terms of a ceasefire deal that Israel arranged with Hamas, the Palestinian movement. Eight people were killed on Monday and Tuesday as militants fired 460 rockets towards Israel and Israeli forces bombed 160 targets in Gaza. Seven more Palestinian militants were killed in Gaza, one Palestinian was killed in Ashkelon and dozens were injured on both sides of the border.
  • Boeing stock drops as 737 deliveries lag

    Boeing stock drops as 737 deliveries lag

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    Two pilots' unions in the United States have said that the potential risks of a particular feature on the 737 MAX were not specified to them during training. Boeing released an operational bulletin last week , warning all airlines about how to address any erroneous readings related to the angle of attack (AOA) sensors.
  • Timeline for massive China-backed trade deal slips

    Timeline for massive China-backed trade deal slips

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    However, Duterte took steps to revive once-frosty ties with China after taking office in 2016 as he sought infrastructure funding and more trade and investment from Beijing. Trade diplomats said negotiations would run deep into 2019. "We made significant progress, (but it) is not the final conclusion", New Zealand Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth Damien O'Connor told reporters late Monday.
  • ‘Paradise is gone’: USA wildfires destroy town, claim 25 lives

    ‘Paradise is gone’: USA wildfires destroy town, claim 25 lives

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    We hope the situation gets under control soon. Nearly 6,000 miles away, President Donald Trump , in France for World War I commemorations, drew fierce criticism for an unsympathetic reaction to the devastation. Craig Clunies-Ross and his wife had seen wildfires before and they were prepared when it was time to evacuate their Malibu home. Officials said the bodies of five people were found in burned-out homes and the sixth was found in a vehicle in northern California's Camp Fire , ...
  • Brexit: Nigel Farage Rails Against

    Brexit: Nigel Farage Rails Against "Worst Deal In History"

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    Under the agreed text, the whole of the United Kingdom will enter a temporary customs arrangement. Reports suggested the campaign would compare the content of any deal secured by Mrs May with the prospect of a chaotic no-deal withdrawal, rather than comparing it to the UK's current situation as an European Union member.
  • Reporter condemns White House suspension of CNN's Jim Acosta

    Reporter condemns White House suspension of CNN's Jim Acosta

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    While Trump called the reporter who asked about the video "dishonest", that was mild compared to his treatment of April Ryan , a White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks , and CNN's Abby Phillip . In honor of Wednesday's episode, here's a list of some of the tenser exchanges between the White House and Acosta. Commenting on the incident, Acosta claimed that he nearly bonded with the pro-Trump demonstrators at the end of the broadcast.