• United Kingdom and Israel Agree 'in Principle' on Post-Brexit Free Trade Deal
United Kingdom and Israel Agree 'in Principle' on Post-Brexit Free Trade Deal

On Thursday evening pensions secretary Amber Rudd, who is reported to be the key figure in a group of pro-EU ministers meeting to plot an alternative to the Prime Minister's Brexit deal, appeared on the BBC's Newsnight programme and refused three times to rule out quitting the Government if there was a no-deal scenario.

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  • Trump cancels Pelosi's trip amid gov't shutdown tension
Trump cancels Pelosi's trip amid gov't shutdown tension

He has publicly urged the Justice Department to investigate political opponents and threatened to cut disaster aid to Puerto Rico amid a spat with the island territory's leaders. During the shutdown, Mr Trump has routinely blamed them for the stalemate, although he had earlier said he would take responsibility for it. But his decision to unilateral...

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  • Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union
Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union

Washington was gripped by much drama Wednesday as the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi battled over the State of the Union (SOTU) address, indicating that the political divide that drove the government shutdown into an unprecedented length is as deep as ever.

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  • North Carolina authorities say missing boy found alive in good health
North Carolina authorities say missing boy found alive in good health

Deputies said the grandmother and others searched for Casey for about 45 minutes before calling 911. Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes said during a Wednesday news conference that the situation was being treated as a missing person's case, though they have not ruled out the possibility of kidnapping.

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  • Afghan officials: Death toll rises to 45 in Taliban attack
Afghan officials: Death toll rises to 45 in Taliban attack

Government officials in Maidan Wardak and Kabul declined to comment when asked if they were obscuring the death toll . "Many more were killed", he said, claiming that the government was hiding the exact figures to prevent a dip in morale of the Afghan forces.

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  • US Highlights Progress in N. Korean Denuclearization
US Highlights Progress in N. Korean Denuclearization

A motorcade that included the North Korean ambassador's auto and a Chinese vehicle with a sign reading "state guest" could be seen departing from a VIP area at the airport. Experts noted that these steps would make it easier for the U.S.to ease some of its sanctions placed on North Korea. Kim Jong Un expressed frustration in an annual New Year'...

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  • Snow falling in parts of the Midwest
Snow falling in parts of the Midwest

Depending on where the snow-rain line sets up, the Greater Boston area could see about six inches of snow. The heaviest snow is expected Sunday afternoon and evening. Significant snow accumulations are not now forecast for eastern Suffolk. Snow combined with very strong winds will spread across the Midwest and parts of the central Plains ...

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  • Met Eireann issue Status Yellow - Snow-Ice warning for entire country
Met Eireann issue Status Yellow - Snow-Ice warning for entire country

According to Met Éireann , icy and slippery conditions are expected due to "accumulation of ice and snow on untreated surfaces". "Scattered sleet and snow showers most frequent across Ulster and Connacht will occur but some showers penetrating into central and eastern areas at times with the odd flurry further south".

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  • New video raises questions about confrontation between students, Native Americans
New video raises questions about confrontation between students, Native Americans

The Washington Post reports the man, identified as Nathan Phillips , lives in MI. In a statement , high school officials say the matter is under investigation and that they are considering expulsion. "I never interacted with this protester", Sandmann went on. "I heard one tell them to just 'drink the Trump water.' I recorded a video and po...

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  • Pro-Israel Democrat Kamala Harris announces 2020 presidential bid
Pro-Israel Democrat Kamala Harris announces 2020 presidential bid

Tulsi Gabbard and former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro have moved forward with plans to seek the party's nomination. "The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values", she continues, the word "FIGHT" highlighted on the screen.

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  • Presidential Office: Seoul welcomes planned second Trump-Kim summit
Presidential Office: Seoul welcomes planned second Trump-Kim summit

But none of those would tackle the American objective: getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons for good, and allowing global inspectors to verify that it's done so. But the summit ushered in a new era for diplomatic ties between the two entities on the Korean peninsula. The suggestion is that while the administration of US President ...

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  • Iran’s American-born journalist detained by Federal Bureau of Investigation to appear in U.S. court
Iran’s American-born journalist detained by Federal Bureau of Investigation to appear in U.S. court

Earlier on Wednesday the head of Press TV said that Hashemi had been detained with her son in the United States on unspecified charges. But the exact reasons for her detainment remain unclear and it has not been confirmed by authorities.

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  • Trump Fires Back After Pelosi Rejects Border Wall Compromise Offer
Trump Fires Back After Pelosi Rejects Border Wall Compromise Offer

Trump's reference to amnesty in the tweet could create confusion and is unlikely to help the president get his plan through Congress. "She is so petrified of the "lefties" in her party that she has lost control..." Speaking in Washington on Saturday, Trump repeated his determination to spend $5.7 billion (€5 billion) on a border wall with Me...

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  • 'Great day' for USA after report disputed
'Great day' for USA after report disputed

No other news organization was able to confirm the report almost 24 hours after its publication. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., tweeted , "Listen, if Mueller does have multiple sources confirming Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress, then we need to know this ASAP".

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  • Trump's move to ease Russian Federation sanctions survives Senate vote
Trump's move to ease Russian Federation sanctions survives Senate vote

To take effect and block the plan to lift the sanctions, it must pass the Senate, where Republicans hold a 53-47 majority, as well as the House of Representatives, controlled by Democrats. "Deripaska loses stock, but not control", Rubio said. Deripaska had ties with Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, documents have shown.

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  • Aiia Maasarwe: Police Arrest 20-Year-Old Man Over Bundoora Murder
Aiia Maasarwe: Police Arrest 20-Year-Old Man Over Bundoora Murder

Maasarwe, who was reportedly five months into a year-long exchange at Melbourne's LaTrobe University , was riding a tram home from a comedy club to the suburb of Bundoora before she was met by her attacker around midnight. Her father has left Israel for Melbourne in a bid to arrange her body's return home, Mr Katane told the newspaper. "When...

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  • Russia's Lavrov says control of isles based on U.N. Charter
Russia's Lavrov says control of isles based on U.N. Charter

Charter, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. That firing resulted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's appointment to conduct a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election and whether associates of Trump colluded with Moscow .

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  • Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women
Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women

Once there, she barricaded herself in an airport hotel to avoid deportation and tweeted about her situation, gaining worldwide sympathy and prompting the United Nations refugee agency to seek a home for her. Initially hoping to head for Australia , she was accepted by Canada on Friday and arrived there to start her new life during the weekend....

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  • Central to the Brexit debacle: What is the Irish border backstop?
Central to the Brexit debacle: What is the Irish border backstop?

Mr Martin told the Irish parliament it appears there is a "private understanding and knowledge" within government about a border in the aftermath of no-deal Brexit, but "at all costs that private understanding not be shared with the public".

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  • What to know about AG nominee William Barr's confirmation hearing
What to know about AG nominee William Barr's confirmation hearing

President Trump's attorney general nominee William Barr faces a grueling confirmation hearing Tuesday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Democrats on the committee wanted to know if Mr Barr - who was also attorney general under President George HW Bush - could stand up to Mr Trump. Mr Barr sought to assure senators on the Senate ju...

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  • U.S. Troops Killed By Blast In Syria; Islamic State Claims Responsibility
U.S. Troops Killed By Blast In Syria; Islamic State Claims Responsibility

The suicide attack that killed several USA service members and civilians in Manbij today may strengthen Turkey's hand against Syrian Kurdish groups that it sees as a threat. "We are still gathering information and will share additional details at a later time". The exact number of Americans killed has yet to be confirmed but a spokesman for t...

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  • Zimbabwe in chaos: Mnangagwa raises fuel prices to MK2,400
Zimbabwe in chaos: Mnangagwa raises fuel prices to MK2,400

Mnangagwa has failed this country". The government more than doubled petrol prices at the weekend after months of shortages when drivers have had to queue for hours to fill up. Mnangagwa also warned the government would deal harshly with those "bent on taking advantage of the current fuel shortages to cause and sponsor unrest and instability in t...

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  • Trump says he never worked for Russia READ MORE
Trump says he never worked for Russia READ MORE

But Trump waved off their queries, leaving the officials to rely exclusively on a brief readout that Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state at the time , had provided to the news media, according to the former official. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who now leads the Intelligence Committee as part of the new Democratic House majority, implored his Re...

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  • Winter Storm Warning in effect for large areas of western NC
Winter Storm Warning in effect for large areas of western NC

Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Caroline, Queen Anne, and Talbot Counties in Maryland from 7 p.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. Monday . Expect slippery roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving. Chicago, other portions of Cook County and the collar counties of Kane, DuPage, Will and Lake saw almost 4 inches of moderate snow...

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  • The Times view on Theresa May's Brexit crisis: Taking Control
The Times view on Theresa May's Brexit crisis: Taking Control

Dominic Grieve, the former attorney general, suggested the March 29 exit date should be removed from domestic legislation if the prime minister's Brexit deal is defeated, before the United Kingdom goes to the European Union to ask for an extension to Article 50.

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  • Ally presses Trump to reopen government
Ally presses Trump to reopen government

Functions not happening include some routine food inspections, timely release of market-moving agriculture data, and USA reviews needed for initial public offerings of stocks. "You get people ... saying walls are immoral", Trump said , after ticking off a litany of crimes committed both by and against immigrants. "But we need money for that barrie...

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  • Israeli actions in Syria no different from those of IS: ministry
Israeli actions in Syria no different from those of IS: ministry

The Syrian army said its air defenses intercepted most of the missiles, adding that only a warehouse in the Damascus global airport was damaged. A warehouse in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport was damaged in the apparent Israeli air raid, a military source told SANA, claiming that the jets fired " several missiles " from the d...

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  • US Moves in Syria Irk Russia, Turkey
US Moves in Syria Irk Russia, Turkey

While Turkey aims to pursue the Kurdish forces allied with the USA, the Russia- and Iran-backed Syrian government sees a chance to recover extensive territory. Washington, however, considers the group as an effective force in the fight against IS. How many United States troops are in Syria? Relations between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organi...

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  • 3 dead, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash
3 dead, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash

While the scene is expected to be released Saturday night, Bordeleau said it would be up to the City of Ottawa and OC Transpo as to when the transit station will be re-opened, given the damage to the structure. The police chief also backed away from previous reports that two of the those killed were passengers on the bus, while the third was kill...

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  • Huawei employee arrested in Poland on spying allegations
Huawei employee arrested in Poland on spying allegations

In a statement, the telecoms giant also said the arrest of its former sales director was not related to Huawei . Poland has arrested a Huawei Technologies Co. American and other Western security experts, including three former heads of Canadian spy agencies, have raised concerns that Huawei could be asked by Beijing to incorporate backdo...

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  • U.S. officials say Syria withdrawal has begun with equipment removal
U.S. officials say Syria withdrawal has begun with equipment removal

Adding to the confusion, a military spokesperson said the USA had already begun "the process of our deliberate withdrawal" from Syria. "Out of concern for operational security, we will not discuss specific timelines, locations or troops movements", the statement added.

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  • FBI reportedly investigated whether Trump was a secret agent for Russian Federation
FBI reportedly investigated whether Trump was a secret agent for Russian Federation

The counterintelligence aspect consisted of determining whether Trump was knowingly or unknowingly working for Moscow and whether he was a threat to national security, the newspaper reported . Mr. Giuliani said the special counsel brought up possibly having follow-up questions, but Mr. Trump's lawyers said their client would not answer them.

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  • Tulsi Gabbard Says She's Running for President in 2020
Tulsi Gabbard Says She's Running for President in 2020

Tulsi Gabbard , the first Hindu ever elected to U.S. congress , is running for the White House in 2020, and could end up vying with Kamala Harris , who is likely to run also, for the affection, support and, most importantly, the financial backing of the country's richest ethnic community, Indian Americans.

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  • Outrage over apparent 'segregation' in South Africa school
Outrage over apparent 'segregation' in South Africa school

Netwerk24 noted that the woman was severely traumatised. "There was no intent of racism or segregation from the teacher's side... perhaps it could be a language issue". Lehari said Barkhuizen was suspended pending investigation but, irate black parents wanted her fired and the principal suspended. "It is our firm view that schools, through i...

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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

The Barron County Sheriff's Department could not give any more details in the case but is planning a press briefing Friday. Yesterday a man was arrested in connection with their deaths but his name has not yet been released. The Town of Gordon is home to about 645 people. She told the paper that when Jayme walked up to her, she immediately knew...

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