• Cohen would refuse a pardon from Trump, his ex-lawyer says

    Cohen would refuse a pardon from Trump, his ex-lawyer says

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    In an interview on Sunday, Giuliani called Cohen pathetic and suggested he was lying to fit the situation he was in. Regarding a separate federal inquiry into hush-money payments by Trump to two women alleging sexual encounters with him, Giuliani said they did not violate federal election law because, he said, they were meant to help Trump avoid embarrassing his family - not to influence the 2016 election.
  • Wickremesinghe likely to take oath as Sri Lanka's PM on Sunday

    Wickremesinghe likely to take oath as Sri Lanka's PM on Sunday

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    Rajapaksa was appointed as the premiere on October 26 by the president after sacking Wickremesinghe, plunging the nation into a constitutional crisis . Rajapakse's decision came after the Supreme Court confirmed that he could not exercise the powers of a prime minister until he proved his legitimacy, which without enough support in parliament was impossible.
  • Ex-Trump aide Flynn does not deserve jail, lawyers say

    Ex-Trump aide Flynn does not deserve jail, lawyers say

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    FILE - In this July 10, 2018 file photo, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal courthouse in Washington, following a status hearing. After a Washington Post report on January 12, the special counsel's office wrote , Flynn "repeated the same false statements to multiple members of the Presidential Transition Team, including Vice President-Elect Michael Pence, incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and incoming White House Press Secretary Sean ...
  • Israeli troops arrest dozens in West Bank

    Israeli troops arrest dozens in West Bank

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    Meanwhile, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of creating a "climate" of violence by conducting frequent military raids in Palestinian cities. At least 235 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since, the majority by gunfire in border clashes but others in air strikes and by tank fire.
  • US Blasts Russia for Deploying Bombers to Venezuela for War Games

    US Blasts Russia for Deploying Bombers to Venezuela for War Games

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    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a posting to Twitter. Pompeo eagerly denounced Russian Federation for sending the bombers "halfway around the world", writing that it amounted to "two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer".
  • National Enquirer colluded with Trump campaign to silence mistress

    National Enquirer colluded with Trump campaign to silence mistress

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    News also said AMI admitted to helping facilitate a hush payment to one of the women who claimed she had an affair with Trump ahead of the election , former Playboy model Karen McDougal . Returning to Washington on Air Force One, Trump on April 6 for the first time answered questions about the reports of $130,000 in hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels , issuing a blanket denial to reporters while saying they would "have to ask Michael Cohen ".
  • Meadows Drops Out Of Chief Of Staff Consideration

    Meadows Drops Out Of Chief Of Staff Consideration

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    The White House chefs would prepare a feast that included lollipop lamb chops, stone crab claws and delicious desserts (the chefs would also make a ginger bread White House, which, during the George W. Kushner has been pushing his own candidacy with Trump, citing his work on a criminal justice reform package and a claimed ability to work with Democrats, one person said .
  • Religious leaders, activists arrested at United States border protest

    Religious leaders, activists arrested at United States border protest

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    They all sought to skip the long official wait on the Mexico side for filing asylum claim with the U.S.by getting over the wall and handing themselves over to US agents. The second group also met with Mexican immigration officials asking them to stop working with the municipal police in deporting caravan members. Thousands of migrants are living in crowded tent cities in Tijuana after undertaking a grueling journey from Central America to the US border.
  • Russia Rejects German Proposal To Mediate Ukraine Naval Stand-Off

    Russia Rejects German Proposal To Mediate Ukraine Naval Stand-Off

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    On November 25, Russian border guard officers had to engage a weapon to stop unwarranted maneuvers of three Ukrainian ships in Russia's territorial waters in the area of Kerch Strait . The United States is required to notify Turkey under a treaty that governs the passage of military vessels from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea.
  • In possible plea deal, accused Russian agent case resolved

    In possible plea deal, accused Russian agent case resolved

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he had never heard of a woman who is accused of working as an unregistered foreign agent in the United States until her July arrest . He supported her financially, telling McClatchy DC he established a South Dakota-based company Bridges LLC with Butina in order to help defray her educational expenses, and according to court filings, assisted with her coursework "by editing papers and answering exam questions".
  • Turkey in talks with United Nations chief over global Khashoggi probe

    Turkey in talks with United Nations chief over global Khashoggi probe

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    That mounting anger may prompt a separate measure in the coming days accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of direct involvement in the journalist's killing - in line with the reported conclusions of the Central Intelligence Agency, whose director Gina Haspel briefed lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
  • President Trump says Cohen transactions are not campaign contributions

    President Trump says Cohen transactions are not campaign contributions

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    His Democratic counterpart on the Intelligence Committee, Representative Adam Schiff, said Trump could be indicted once he leaves office and could "face the real prospect of jail time ". In contrast, he has said Cohen, who has co-operated with federal prosecutors, should go to jail. Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of NY wrote on Friday that Mr Cohen said he was directed to make the payments by Trump.
  • European Court of Justice rules United Kingdom can cancel Brexit if it wants

    European Court of Justice rules United Kingdom can cancel Brexit if it wants

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    It comes as the European Court of Justice issued non-binding advice that Britain could revoke Article 50 and halt Brexit, without other EU member states having to agree on it. The judicial body said this could be done without changing the terms of London's membership in the bloc. This weekend the Labour party said it was ready to run a minority government from Wednesday.
  • All Clear after Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of CNN Offices

    All Clear after Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of CNN Offices

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    Fire alarm bells rang out through the building announcing it was being evacuated. The caller said there were as many as five bombs planted in the building, according to the anchor. He said: "Fake news - enemy of the people". The network went to playing taped content instead of being live. CNN was targeted amid a wave of pipe bombs sent to opponents of President Donald Trump .
  • Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly is leaving the White House

    Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly is leaving the White House

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    Yesterday afternoon it was announced that the White House chief of staff, John Kelly , will step down by the end of the year. Trump had previously said Kelly would stay until 2020. "He's been with me nearly two years now as you know between the two positions", he continued. All the things that Donald Trump supposedly doesn't like about Kelly's style are the things most presidents take for granted.
  • Grace Millane: Police identify 'location of interest' in search for body

    Grace Millane: Police identify 'location of interest' in search for body

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    The 22-year-old, from Essex in the United Kingdom, went missing on December 1 in the New Zealand city the day before her birthday. Detective Inspector Scott Beard, of Auckland City Police, said formal identification was yet to take place, although "based on the evidence we have gathered over the past few days we expect that this is Grace".
  • BJP has 'anti-Muslim', 'anti-Pakistan' approach: Pakistan PM Imran Khan

    BJP has 'anti-Muslim', 'anti-Pakistan' approach: Pakistan PM Imran Khan

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    The trip comes on the heels of a request by President Donald Trump for Pakistani assistance in dealing with the militant movement, which the US-backed government in Kabul has been unsuccessfully fighting against for 17 years. In an interview with TOLOnews, the U.S. ambassador said the USA is not negotiating on behalf of the Afghan government as he pointed at the efforts by the United States on Afghan peace.
  • Trump Picks Gen. Mark Milley as Next Top Military Adviser

    Trump Picks Gen. Mark Milley as Next Top Military Adviser

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    President Donald Trump is expected to name Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to two U.S. Earlier on Friday, Trump told reporters that he meant to make a personnel announcement at Saturday's Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia. If confirmed, Milley will replace Marine Corps Gen.
  • Senate Gears Up for Unpredictable Debate on Saudi Arabia and Yemen

    Senate Gears Up for Unpredictable Debate on Saudi Arabia and Yemen

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    USA intelligence community assessments and experts said it's unlikely the killing could have happened without the crown prince's knowledge. However US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said he had " zero question in my mind " that Prince Mohammed directed the killing after an hour-long briefing to a small group of senators by Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel.
  • Bomb kills 3 in Iran's Chabahar, injures several

    Bomb kills 3 in Iran's Chabahar, injures several

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    He did not elaborate, the Reuters news agency reported. Middle East Eye could not verify the authenticity of the videos. Chabahar lies in Sistan-Balochistan province which has always been a flashpoint. "Foreign-backed terrorists kill & wound innocents in Chabahar", Zarif said on Twitter on December 6. "As we've made clear in the past, such crimes won't go unpunished".
  • Trump reportedly picks Heather Nauert to be United Nations ambassador

    Trump reportedly picks Heather Nauert to be United Nations ambassador

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    She'll also take up the administration's efforts to defend Israel at the United Nations and counter what Haley called the organization's bias against the Jewish state. Nauert's appointment was first reported by Bloomberg . She will need to win Senate confirmation to assume the role. Still, with Trump, no staffing decision is final until he makes the formal announcement, since he has been known to change course in the past.
  • North Korean soldier defects to South - South's military

    North Korean soldier defects to South - South's military

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    South Korean soldiers close gate near the rails leading to North Korea , inside demilitarized zone. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in is determined that this railway project will go ahead, says our correspondent. If Seoul gets Washington's understanding on Kim's visit, Moon will attempt to persuade Kim to visit Seoul this year, the report said. Ban said he hopes the summit will occur at a time when the worldwide community feels confident about North Korea's commitment to ...
  • US Marine aircraft suffer 'mishap' off Japanese coast, search-and-rescue underway

    US Marine aircraft suffer 'mishap' off Japanese coast, search-and-rescue underway

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    The aircraft - an F/A-18 Hornet and a KC-130 Hercules - were involved in "regularly scheduled training" at the time, and Japanese authorities immediately launched search-and-rescue aircraft afterward. They also said they were unsure how the mishap may have occurred but none suspected foul play. A Marine spokesman released a statement saying one of the personnel from the planes "is being evaluated by competent medical authorities".
  • Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi officials over Khashoggi killing

    Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi officials over Khashoggi killing

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    Khashoggi, a USA resident since 2017, was killed during his visit to the consulate to obtain marriage-related paperwork on October 2. At the same time, Turkey outraged by the killing on its soil claimed to have an audio tape of the killing and CCTV footages that in reality, Khashoggi was brutally murdered and the Kingdom preplanned it, which contradicted the Saudi account of an accidental killing.
  • MD State Offices Close Tomorrow to Honor George H. W. Bush

    MD State Offices Close Tomorrow to Honor George H. W. Bush

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    Along with his son, George H.W. Bush will be eulogized by former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, whose time in power overlapped with Bush, former US Sen. Some of the agents will also act as honorary pallbearers in Texas at the funeral home and Ellington Field, where Bush will begin his final flight back to Washington, DC .
  • George Conway Retweets Attack on Trump After Son's Slam

    George Conway Retweets Attack on Trump After Son's Slam

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    Stone pledged his loyalty to the president during an interview with ABC's This Week on Sunday, stating that there would be "no circumstance" in which he would testify against Trump . " Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time", Trump complained on Twitter. Stone has repeatedly said he won't testify against the President.
  • Ex-FBI director Comey challenges House subpoena in court

    Ex-FBI director Comey challenges House subpoena in court

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    Republican lawmakers have also summoned former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to testify in a closed-door session. Comey has said he'd be willing to speak to lawmakers but would push that such testimony be made in public. CNN has reached out to Goodlatte for comment on Thursday's filing. He needs to appear before the Committees, as all other witnesses have done. "It appears Mr Comey believes he deserves special treatment , as he is the only witness refusing to either appear ...
  • Syria 'Shoots Down' Targets in Suspected Israeli Attack

    Syria 'Shoots Down' Targets in Suspected Israeli Attack

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    Another missile hit the area of Harfa, near the Israeli border, where there is a Syrian military base, the UK-based monitor said. "Furthermore, the report about a strike on an Israeli aircraft or an Israeli aerial target are bogus", said the statement.
  • Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu in telecom case

    Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu in telecom case

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    In this long-running scandal, Mr Netanyahu is suspected of passing regulations favouring the Bezeq telecommunications firm in exchange for favourable coverage on the Walla news website, which is owned by Bezeq's controlling shareholder. Mr Netanyahu did not mention the allegations in his comments at the start of a cabinet meeting later in the day. "A prime minister with so many corruption cases around him can not continue at his job and must resign", Gabbay tweeted.
  • Alaska natural disaster: Tsunami warning after 6.6 magnitude quake rocks Anchorage

    Alaska natural disaster: Tsunami warning after 6.6 magnitude quake rocks Anchorage

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    There were no reports of deaths or serious injuries following Friday's quake near Anchorage and a 5.7 aftershock minutes later. The largest quake in USA history occurred in Anchorage in 1964. "That's why it has caused the damage that we're seeing". Most of the damage was done to highways north of Anchorage . Just in the last century alone, movement between the tectonic plates at the fault line has caused six earthquakes of magnitude 7 or greater.
  • Texas officer who shot neighbor indicted for murder

    Texas officer who shot neighbor indicted for murder

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    Chief Hall was previously criticized for waiting more than two weeks to fire Guyger. She says the agency remains "committed to improving our relationships throughout the city". After her shift ended, Guyger told police, she drove home and parked on the fourth floor of the apartment complex's garage. Jean's has filed a federal civil lawsuit against Guyger and the city of Dallas.
  • NYPD looking for couple who dropped engagement ring in a subway grate

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    Sadly, staff at the NYPD Deputy Commissioner's Office say nobody has come forward yet but they are hoping to reunite the couple with the ring and find out if she actually did say yes. NY police are trying to find the ring's owners. "WANTED for dropping his fiancée's ring in @TimesSquareNYC!" The NYPD also released a photo of the ring.
  • Merkel set for late G20 arrival after ‘serious’ plane troubles

    Merkel set for late G20 arrival after ‘serious’ plane troubles

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    Video from on board shows several fire engines surrounding the Airbus after it landed. "Why now?", Merkel asked. "Now we have one more minor problem". She is unlikely to arrive until Friday evening and it was not immediately clear which meetings would have to be rescheduled. Leaving shortly after midnight, she told reporters there had been a "serious problem".
  • Trump signs Nafta replacement, but hurdles remain in Congress

    Trump signs Nafta replacement, but hurdles remain in Congress

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    Trump spoke first at the signing ceremony for the three presidents to sign the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement ( USMCA ) - a revamp of the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA ), based on Trump's urging. Pena Nieto said the new deal will provide a more "modern framework" for future exchanges between the countries. Although the United States has federal laws barring discrimination on the basis of sex and courts are increasingly interpreting them to bar anti-LGBT ...
  • Trump says hopes to meet N. Korea’s Kim in January or February

    Trump says hopes to meet N. Korea’s Kim in January or February

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    Trump said they had discussed three sites for the summit but had not decided anything, adding that he was open to receiving Kim in the U.S. at some point, reports Efe news. They agreed on the need for "maintaining vigorous enforcement of existing sanctions to ensure the DPRK understands that denuclearisation is the only path", Sanders said, using the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Saudi Crown Prince sidelined in G20 family photo

    Saudi Crown Prince sidelined in G20 family photo

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    Trump administration officials on Sunday continued to stress that point and emphasised the importance of the United States' maintaining a close relationship with Saudi Arabia . "We certainly need to continue to explore. all aspects of the murder and find anyone who was involved, but that should not in any way dissuade us from basically confronting Iran", which the Trump administration views as its major adversary in the Middle East and one that Saudi Arabia is essential to confronting.
  • Border agents arrest convicted murderer traveling with caravan

    Border agents arrest convicted murderer traveling with caravan

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    Still others escaped prosecution because in the chaos surrounding Sunday's incident, authorities missed pieces of information necessary to file charges, such as the names of the officers who made arrests. That prompted Border Patrol agents to launch tear gas and pepper spray balls to quell the unrest. Many others were not referred to the Justice Department because they were children or parents accompanying children, the official said.
  • Former President George H.W. Bush Dead at 94

    Former President George H.W. Bush Dead at 94

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    In recent years, Bush used a motorized scooter or wheelchair for mobility. The former commander-in-chief was treated for pneumonia and was temporarily placed on a ventilator in 2017. Bush, a MA native, joined the U.S. armed forces on his 18th birthday in 1938 and eventually became the youngest naval pilot at the time. Being the youngest pilot in the navy when he began flying, he flew 58 combat missions during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in action.