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Iran nuclear deal collapse would be alarming, Russian Federation warns

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The remarks came in response to US President Donald Trump, who has been trying to undermine the deal by threatening to pull his country out of it unless it is "fixed". Haley called Iran "the leading cause of instability in an unstable part of the world". "If this Iranian deal becomes a token in geopolitical games, how can we ask North Korea to use the same option?" he said. Read More »

Graham: 'My Memory Hasn't Evolved' Regarding Trump 'Sh*thole' Meeting

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Trump said , according to Washington Post. But Durbin repeatedly accused the president of making racist comments. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. A confidant of Trump's told The Associated Press that the president spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to his remarks. Read More »

I am not a racist, says Donald Trump

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Republican and Democratic lawmakers late Thursday fired back at President Donald Trump , who referred to Haiti and African countries as "s-thole countries" during a meeting on immigration , a Democratic aide briefed on Thursday's meeting told NBC News. Read More »

Aced it: Doc says Trump got ideal score on cognitive test

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Asked about Kelly, the South Carolina Republican said the chief of staff is "a fine man, but he's part of the staff". You have people on the air diagnosing heart disease who have never even met the president, much less are in any position to diagnose him. Read More »

Dimitrov happy to scrap ahead at Aust Open

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Bulgarian Dimitrov upped his game to avert the danger though and recovered to take the third set. "These are the most important matches for me, when things are not working and I'm able to find a way". "How much do you have to pay Svitolina to have (a) one-hour lesson?" Yeah, I just played out there today. Her reward is a match against Belgium's Elise Mertens, who beat struggling Alize Cornet of France in two tough sets. Read More »

USA lawmakers scramble to avert government shutdown

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Moments before the deadline, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempted to mitigate the fallout with a statement she shared on Twitter , calling the government's funding lapse the "Schumer Shutdown". However, multiple Democratic senators said they would vote "no" when the time came, blocking the measure. If it does not pass the Senate, we are looking at a partial shutdown of the federal government in about two and a half hours. Read More »

UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou Results

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Gian Villante , Thomas Almeida and Rob Font are other bigger names who will be fighting on the main card. Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the world heavyweight championship bout at UFC 220: Miocic vs. UFC 220 will see two belts up for grabs. The Cleveland-based fighter has earned five straight stoppage victories including wins over former champions Junior dos Santos , Fabricio Werdum and Andrei Arlovski. Read More »

Democrats holding citizens hostage: Donald Trump administration on USA shutdown

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It is the first time a shutdown has occurred while one party, in this case the Republicans, controls both Congress and the White House . Their main objection was it failed to address the status of the "Dreamers", the immigrants brought to the country illegally as children who were shielded from deportation by the 2012 DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) executive order. Read More »

India joins Australia Group export control regime

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She said, the group is looking forward to work together to strengthen the collective efforts against the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons. The AG members do not undertake any legally binding obligations and the effectiveness of the cooperation depends exclusively on "a shared commitment to the goal of stopping proliferation of chemical and biological weapons". Read More »

North Korea Is Reaching Out. Will Trump Play Ball?

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The Winter Olympics will take place in South Korea's Pyeongchang where North Korea plans to send a 550-member delegation. "We will regularize the high-level talks and discuss pending issues between the South and the North in a comprehensive manner", a unification ministry document seen by NK News said . Read More »

Afghanistan: Kabul intercontinental hotel under terrorist attack

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Special forces have arrived at the scene and are battling the attackers, Danish said. Sources claim that heavy gunfire can be heard in the areas surrounding the hotel. The U.S. Embassy in Kabul issued a security alert on Thursday, saying it was "aware of reports that extremist groups may be planning an attack against hotels" in the capital city. Read More »

White House slams Democrats, preps for shutdown

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Mick Mulvaney , chief of the Office of Management and Budget, said that odds of a shutdown occurring are 50-50. Republicans control the Senate, but fall nine votes short of the 60 they need to avoid a Democratic filibuster. The parks will be open; they weren't before. Roughly half the employees at the Department of Health and Human Services would be furloughed in the case of a partial government shutdown , according to a document outlining the department's contingency staffing plans for ... Read More »

Eight policemen injured in grenade blast in Pulwama

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Eight police personnel were injured on Friday in a grenade attack by militants at Tehsil office in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian forces' cordoned off the area soon after the explosion and launched a siege and search operation to nab the attackers. Read More »

Class 12 student shot dead school principal in Haryana's Yamunanagar

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Police officials investigating the case said the assailant came to the school along with a friend on a motorcycle and headed straight for the Principal's office. According to SP Rajesh Kalia the accused has been arrested. "He talked to the principal for some time and then came out". The Case comes in the city Police station of Yamunanagar and the police officer, Yogender Singh said while taking with the newsfolo that the accused may be charged for the around 10 years. Read More »

HHS launches workplace to implement religious-freedom legal guidelines

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Coinciding with Friday's March for Life in Washington, President Donald Trump's administration announced new measures to support the anti-abortion cause. The Trump administration's move on Thursday to protect healthcare workers who refuse to perform abortions and other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds is raising fears among some civil rights and medical groups that it will provide legal cover for otherwise unlawful discrimination. Read More »

Mary Lou McDonald nominated to replace Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader

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Speaking in Belfast , the president-elect told supporters that Irish unity was "the best solution, the best collective arrangement" and that she believed it could be done "in an atmosphere that isn't toxic or bigoted.but is.respectful". We also need to win that referendum... "It isn't. It's very real". Mr Adams announced in November that he was stepping down as Sinn Fein president after 34 years in the role. Read More »

Pence Heads to the Middle East

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Abbas also is deeply unpopular with his own public. Analysts agreed that neither Israel nor the United States would accept a new sponsor for the peace process in the Middle East, particularly after Trump declared that he is preparing the deal of the century, which was considered by Abbas as "the slap of the century". Read More »

Donald Trump aces Montreal Cognitive Assessment

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That number puts Trump on the cusp of - but just under - the obesity mark. A weekly recap of the top political stories from The Globe, sent right to your email. Jackson said Tuesday that there were no readings he was withholding. "I was just joking around when I said it". It comes after the release of a controversial book fuelled speculation about the president's mental health. Read More »

Eleven killed, 46 injured in Turkey bus crash

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The cause of the crash, which occurred on the first day of a school holiday, was under investigation. Two bus drivers have been arrested in connection with the case, BBC reported . Cakacak told the media the injured were now being treated at three different hospitals. 'The accident is now under investigation, ' he added. The injured were now being treated at three different hospitals, according to the Dogan news agency. Read More »

Chelsea Could Be Banned From Transfer Market (SEE WHY)

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I always said that I'm happy to work with my players. The January transfer window just gets more absurd for the Blues , who are apparently turning to the Stoke City man after their initial target, Andy Carroll , suffered an injury. As I said before: in this period there is a transfer market, if something happens, you know. "It won't be easy because every team wants to reach this target. Read More »

Schumer Heads To The White House As Shutdown Looms

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The couple will spend the weekend in Mar-a-Lago, CNN reported. Republicans in 2013 complained that the Obama administration went further than necessary, even putting temporary fencing around the National Mall, an open, grassy park that stretches from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. Read More »

IEDs found near Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya amid Dalai Lama visit

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Despite the tight security due to Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's stay, the bombs were detected during a search of the centre which is 100 km away from Patna . When a minor blast took place at the temple complex the police launched a search operation in which a burst thermos flask was found at the kitchen, said the police official. Read More »

Graham blames Trump's staff for scuttling deal

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At one point, Trump turned to Durbin and said, "You want to know the truth, Dick?" When the senators explained their stance to Trump, the president reportedly reacted by saying "Why do we want all these people from "s***hole countries" coming here?" referring to El Salvador, Haiti and African countries. Read More »

Trump scrambles as 'shithole' slur fuels global outrage

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Thursday's White House huddle was held to discuss a bipartisan deal that would limit immigrants from bringing family members into the country, restrict the green card visa lottery and boost border security, in exchange for shielding hundreds of thousands of young people known as "Dreamers" from deportation. Read More »

ANC NEC wants Zuma removed - but not just yet

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The NEC is split among those who once fiercely opposed Zuma and those seen to have once defended him. "The NEC has issued a statement on the totality of discussions yesterday". The ANC's leadership collective will meet with its alliance partners to inform them of the decisions taken over the past two days ahead of the start of an NEC lekgotla taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Read More »

Canadians, 2 Americans freed after kidnapping in Nigeria, police say

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The foreigners were ambushed by unknown gunmen on their way from the town of Kafanchan in Kaduna state to the capital Abuja, Mukhtar Aliyu, a spokesman for the Kaduna state police, said by telephone. However, abductions of foreigners are not uncommon. In October, kidnappers took four Britons in Delta state in the south. But as the economy stalled in recent years, the crime began creeping north. Read More »

Ex-US Envoys to Africa Urge Trump to Reconsider Comments

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Nielsen says the conversation was impassioned and the president was using tough language. After Mr. Trump's denial, Durbin fired back at the president. Emerging from lunch with the Republican caucus, Graham said he told his colleagues he won't be voting for the CR. "I didn't hear it and I was sitting no further away from Donald Trump than Dick Durbin was", Cotton said on CBS' "Face The Nation ". Read More »

Trump claims credit for what may be mostly Obama's economy

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In an address broadcast from the White House Rose Garden, Trump said he's committed to building "a society where life is celebrated, protected and cherished". The Trump administration has abandoned the trade agreement of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Paris climate change accord. Some countries displayed higher approval, though: Israel, Ukraine and, curiously enough, Russia. Read More »

Seoul wants Olympic momentum to lead to US-North Korea talks

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Recorded Future's report comes amid recent allegations that North Korea has begun mining and hacking cryptocurrencies in order to sidestep crippling economic sanctions . Despite its wariness, the White House has been careful not to dismiss the talks between the North and the South, provided the two sides stick to issues like security at the Olympics. Read More »

Trump calls shutdown a 'present' from Democrats

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Republicans are claiming that Democrats are holding the government hostage over demands to protect 700,000 " dreamer " immigrants brought to the country as children and now living in the United States illegally. DETROW: Well I'd say since we last spoke about an hour ago, nearly all of the developments have been incredibly speculative. He says Democrats "could have easily made a deal but chose to play Shutdown politics instead". Read More »

Steele dossier: Fusion GPS chief says Trump may have aided Russians

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The interview took place on November 14, a little less than three months after Simpson spoke with the Senate Judiciary staff - the transcript of which was released by Senate Judiciary Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) last week. For this hearing and for most of this transcript, the Republicans appear to have just left. The House of Representatives panel is conducting one of three congressional investigations into possible collusion between Mr Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian ... Read More »