• Trump's Surprise Visit Spurs Iraqi Lawmakers To Demand US Withdrawal
Trump's Surprise Visit Spurs Iraqi Lawmakers To Demand US Withdrawal

Trump said he had told his advisers, "let's get out of Syria ", but was persuaded to stay, before deciding last week to bring the 2,000 troops home. Trump also greeted troops at the Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany during a refueling stop.

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  • Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule
Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule

President Donald Trump revealed Wednesday that he was concerned for the safety of first lady Melania Trump during an unannounced trip to Iraq late Christmas evening to visit with USA troops for the holidays. Trump's trip came at a moment of tension with some of his top military officials. In late March, Trump said that the USA would "very so...

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  • Manhunt in California for accused cop killer
Manhunt in California for accused cop killer

Newman is about 25 miles south of Modesto. Responding officers found Officer Singh at the scene suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. After emigrating from Fiji, Ronil Singh went to the police academy and got his dream job, the deputy said, adding that "he loved camping, loved hunting, loved fishing, loved his family".

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  • Mount Etna erupts in Sicily amid dozens of tremors
Mount Etna erupts in Sicily amid dozens of tremors

Located in Sicily, the 3,350m volcano's eruption occured amid more than 130 earthquakes of up to 4.3 in magnitude. Throughout the afternoon, the ash covered surrounding villages and led to the sporadic closure of Catania's airport. The last major eruption was in 1992. There were no immediate reports of injuries or disruption to local resi...

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  • Trump makes surprise visit to US troops in Iraq
Trump makes surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

They travelled there unannounced "late on Christmas night" to thank troops for "their service, their success and their sacrifice", it said. US President Donald Trump (right) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet at the United Nations General Assembly at UN Headquarters, on September 26, 2018.

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  • Sydney Olympic Park Opal Tower evacuation: 51 units deemed unsafe
Sydney Olympic Park Opal Tower evacuation: 51 units deemed unsafe

Emergency responders were called to the Opal Tower on the city's west side across the street from the site of the 2000 Sydney Olympics after residents reported hearing "cracking noises" during the morning, New South Wales Police said in a statement.

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  • Storm warning in effect until Wednesday; heavy snow expected
Storm warning in effect until Wednesday; heavy snow expected

Tonight will be largely dry and cloudy. A little light snow is possible Christmas Day morning with less than a quarter-inch of accumulation expected in our area. The meteorologist predicted the United Kingdom will also see poor weather on Christmas Day - although not snow. This line will continue into Louisiana on Thursday , elevating the p...

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  • YPG battle looms after USA pullout announcement
YPG battle looms after USA pullout announcement

Turkey said Tuesday it is working with the United States to coordinate the withdrawal of American forces but remains "determined" to clear USA -allied Kurdish fighters from northeastern Syria . "Mattis understood this", Macron said during a trip to Chad. "We are ready to fight Daesh", said Hammoud, using the Arabic term for the Islamic State g...

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  • Sharif lands in jail again
Sharif lands in jail again

Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in prison by the same courtin July, on charges related to the purchase of upscale apartments in London, after the Supreme Court removed him from power. Meanwhile, Maryam Nawaz, Sharif's daughter in a series of tweets on Monday, claimed that the accountability court's verdict against her father in the Al-Azizia S...

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  • Somber Christmas for thousands displaced by Indonesia tsunami
Somber Christmas for thousands displaced by Indonesia tsunami

Nearly 1500 have been injured after waves up to five metres smashed into coastal areas of Western Java and Southern Sumatra on Saturday night. At least 281 people were killed and more than 1,000 were hurt. TRT World spoke to Dr Carina Fearnley , Associate Professor at University College London who explains what happened. Anak Krakatau is a vo...

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  • Canada, US urge china to release its detained nationals
Canada, US urge china to release its detained nationals

Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat and a think thank adviser, and businessman Michael Spavor are being held after Canadian police arrested Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou , in relation to sanctions on Iran. Meng was later released on bail pending the outcome of an extradition hearing. China has given only vague details ...

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  • China calls USA arrogant and selfish after hacking indictment
China calls USA arrogant and selfish after hacking indictment

Zhang Shilong and Zhu Hua allegedly carried out these attacks as part of the hacking group Advanced Persistent Threat 10 (the APT10 group), and targeted a huge variety of companies and agencies. The campaign was focused on stealing the intellectual property and commercial data of a number of service providers, some of which operate in New Zea...

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  • 53 journalists have been killed due to their jobs in 2018
53 journalists have been killed due to their jobs in 2018

The number of journalists killed for the work they do almost doubled this year, according the the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. Two other journalists - WYFF anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer - were killed covering Subtropical Storm Alberto in May when a tree crushed their van in Polk County, North C...

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  • Top US envoy in fight against ISIS resigns
Top US envoy in fight against ISIS resigns

A former Supreme Court law clerk to the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, McGurk worked as a lawyer for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq after the 2003 US -led invasion and joined Bush's National Security Council staff, where in 2007 and 2008, he was the lead USA negotiator on security agreements with Iraq.

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  • Former Trump Adviser Flynn Faces Sentencing For Lying To FBI
Former Trump Adviser Flynn Faces Sentencing For Lying To FBI

The notes, publicly filed Monday evening, show that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents interviewed Flynn about his contacts with Russian Federation, including his past trips to the country and his conversations with Sergey Kislyak , then Russia's ambassador to the US The notes show Flynn told agents he didn't ask Kislyak not to escalate Ru...

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  • President Urges Senate to
President Urges Senate to "Go Nuclear"

The window for senators to vote will remain open for much of the day on Friday, as senators return to Washington from around the country. McConnell says the bill is neither "radical" nor hard to explain. But a handful of major agencies received only temporary funding because of the president's earlier insistence that Congress start building his...

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  • A look at where the investigations related to Trump stand
A look at where the investigations related to Trump stand

The guilty pleas came in the same hour that a federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia, convicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of eight charges of tax and bank fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. Both Trump and Cohen have been in a war-of-words after the sentencing with the two trading barbs and allegations against each...

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  • Another EU country labels Huawei a security threat
Another EU country labels Huawei a security threat

Hu on Tuesday highlighted that the company looks forward to a just conclusion of Meng's case. Having said that, it definitely does not mean we don't value other voices or concerns around Huawei's openness, transparency, and independence.

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  • Vladimir Putin Praises Trump's Decision to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Syria
Vladimir Putin Praises Trump's Decision to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Syria

Putin said that the USA announcement it will withdraw its troops from Syria is "the right thing to do" though he expressed skepticism about whether it will actually take place. "No talks on extending this are yet being held". "You aren't interested, you don't need it?" But we are not striving to have an advantage, we are striving to have a proper...

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  • Japan OKs plan to add aircraft carrier to fleet, 1st since WWII
Japan OKs plan to add aircraft carrier to fleet, 1st since WWII

The ships will not be built from scratch, and will instead be converted from a pair of flat-top Izumo-class helicopter carriers that are now operated by the Japanese Navy. Japan, under the new defence guidelines, also plans to possess cruise missiles created to hit enemy targets, which opponents say could violate Japan's pacifist principle.

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  • New Ukraine primate pledges 'peace to all'
New Ukraine primate pledges 'peace to all'

Several thousand Ukrainians gathered outside Kiev's St. Sophia Cathedral from Saturday morning. Mr Epiphanius wrote a paper in 2015 in which he accused the Kremlin of using Ukraine's Orthodox church - loyal to the Moscow Patriarchate - to stifle his country's independence .

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  • South Korea discovers unclosed North Korean crenels
South Korea discovers unclosed North Korean crenels

The commentary by KCNA was at least partially a response to the latest round of sanctions levied against North Korea by the U.S. In a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency, the North praised Trump for his "willingness" to improve relations with Pyongyang, but said the United States treasury's decision to impose sanctions on thr...

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  • What is happening with Labour's no-confidence motion in Theresa May?
What is happening with Labour's no-confidence motion in Theresa May?

Jeremy Corbyn said it was "unacceptable that we should be waiting nearly a month before we have a meaningful vote on the crucial issue facing the future of this country" and lodged a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister. The prime minister used her statement in parliament on Monday to reject the idea of a second referendum and to again ar...

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  • 'Lying': Comey, Lanny Davis Slam Trump's Claim FBI Broke Into Cohen's Office
'Lying': Comey, Lanny Davis Slam Trump's Claim FBI Broke Into Cohen's Office

Trump. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents targeted Cohen in a search warrant executed in April. Investigators have examined key episodes such as Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey and his fury over the recusal from the investigation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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  • Sri Lankan PM Rajapaksa resigns to end crisis
Sri Lankan PM Rajapaksa resigns to end crisis

Mr Sirisena was once a party ally of Mr Rajapaksa, and served in his government. On Friday, his legislator son announced Rajapaksha will step down and form a broader coalition with other parties. Sri Lanka has had no functioning government for almost two weeks and faces the prospect of being unable to pass a budget for next year if a new governm...

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  • Feds Now Investigating Trump Inauguration
Feds Now Investigating Trump Inauguration

An audio recording, found in one of the Federal Bureau of Investigation raids of Cohen's office earlier this year, captured a conversation between the president's former "fixer" and former first lady advisor Stephanie Winston Wolkoff , who reportedly seemed anxious about the committee's spending.

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  • Sri Lanka's sacked leader Ranil Wickremesinghe wins certainty vote
Sri Lanka's sacked leader Ranil Wickremesinghe wins certainty vote

Sri Lanka has been embroiled in a political turmoil since President Sirisena surprisingly sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed former president Rajapaksa as the prime minister as well as a new government in late October.

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  • In plea deal, Russian woman admits to being a secret agent
In plea deal, Russian woman admits to being a secret agent

She waived her rights to trial and appeal as part of the plea. Butina, a pro-gun activist, was arrested on 15 July . Butina acknowledged she "sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over USA politics", according to the plea agreement .

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  • Trump Considering Son-In-Law Kushner For Chief Of Staff Job — HuffPost
Trump Considering Son-In-Law Kushner For Chief Of Staff Job — HuffPost

But Kushner is happy with the work he is doing. Jared Kushner , the husband of Trump's daughter Ivanka and already an official White House adviser, met with Trump Wednesday about the job, a top Republican close to the White House told HuffPost .

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  • Manitoba police investigating bomb threats directed at local businesses
Manitoba police investigating bomb threats directed at local businesses

Service at the station resumed within the hour. Police didn't offer other details at this time and wouldn't confirm if the buildings were being evacuated. Threats were made, mostly via email, to seemingly random locations like schools, businesses, stores, attorneys' offices and even to a Zoo, police said.

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  • Brexit meaningful vote will not take place until January, it is confirmed
Brexit meaningful vote will not take place until January, it is confirmed

The government said that Mr Varadkar had spoken with Donald Tusk, the European Council president, last night and they had... "But of course there is room enough to give further clarifications and further interpretations without opening the withdrawal agreement", he said.

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  • Chinese Hackers Are Likely Responsible For Marriott Data Breach, Reports Say
Chinese Hackers Are Likely Responsible For Marriott Data Breach, Reports Say

Business has not independently confirmed the report. "They have committed cyber attacks across the world". According to the paper, "preliminary indications show the breach was executed by hackers affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reveal information not yet ready f...

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  • French police try to catch Christmas market attack suspect dead or alive
French police try to catch Christmas market attack suspect dead or alive

Holiday festivities in the ancient city of Strasbourg took a grim turn Tuesday night, as a gunman opened fire on the annual Christmas market and and French soldiers and police. A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the city of Strasbourg's famous Christmas market Tuesday, killing three people, wounding 12...

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  • Two Israelis and two Palestinians killed in West Bank violence
Two Israelis and two Palestinians killed in West Bank violence

The IDF expressed concern that the shooting could lead to copycat attacks and said it was exploring the possibility of a link between the shooting and Sunday's terror attack at the Ofra settlement. The Shin Bet security service said in a statement that a suspect named as Salah Omar Barghouti, 29, who tried to evade capture during a raid on a West...

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  • Power grab in Wisconsin and MI is an assault on democracy
Power grab in Wisconsin and MI is an assault on democracy

Walker, with assistance from lawmakers like Vos, has made sweeping changes that rankled Democrats since taking office nearly eight years ago. If you want further evidence of this kind of thinking, here's the speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, Republican Robin Vos: "If you took Madison and Milwaukee out of the state election formula, w...

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