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APEC summit ends without joint statement amid US-China tensions

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He also "personally commended" Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O' Neill for his country's successful hosting of this year's summit, Panelo said. Earlier this month, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson warned of an "Economic Iron Curtain" dividing the world if the U.S. and China fail to resolve strategic differences. Read More »

The real reason conservative critics love talking about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s clothes

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U.S. Rep. -elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., lashed out at Republicans via Twitter on Sunday night, accusing the GOP of "drooling" in anticipation of the 29-year-old's every misstep. She wrote in a follow-up tweet , "Oh, does @eScarry think he can delete his misogyny without an apology?" "Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now", reporter Eddie Scarry's now-deleted tweet read, according to NBC News . Read More »

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

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Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the incoming House Oversight Committee chairman and a CBC member, said on CBS News' "Face the Nation". Another five - Golden, Rep. Among those leading the effort against her , Rep. Seth Moulton of MA has said his group is trying to protect the freshmen so they can survive their re-elections without having Pelosi's image hanging over their campaigns. Read More »

Finns respond to Trump by raking country great again

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Mr. Niinistö said he told Mr. Trump his personal yard is raked and suggested that may be where Mr. Trump got the idea. "His general sentiment is correct - that we need to manage fuels", said Yana Valachovic, a forest adviser with the University of California's Cooperative Extension program. Read More »

Donald Trump criticises military officer who planned bin Laden raid

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Mazari also said that Trump's statement should be a lesson for Pakistani leaders who have 'kept appeasing the USA since 9/11. After Wallace asked if the President would give McRaven any credit for taking down bin Laden , Trump said "they took him down" but quickly shifted to talking about United States aid to Pakistan, where bin Laden was killed. Read More »

Jim Acosta is 'Kind of a Big Deal' or Something

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Kelly agreed with CNN's arguments, ruling that Acosta's ban infringed on the freedom of the press rights contained in the First and Fifth Amendments of the U.S. The judge ordered the temporary reinstatement of Acosta's press pass while the lawsuit proceeds. "What they said though is that we have to create rules and regulations for conduct et cetera, et cetera", Trump said. Read More »

Modi, new Maldivian President Solih hold talks; vow renewal of close ties

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Modi's decision to travel to Male is a sign that India will be a more proactive neighbour to Maldives, and support Solih so as to enable him to govern more independently. A political turmoil in the island nation was triggered by imposition of emergency in February and jailing of several opposition leaders, including Mr Gayoom, a half-brother of Mr Yameen. Read More »

Netanyahu takes on defence post amid call for early polls

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The Defense Minister didn't go alone, but took his whole Yisrael Beitenu party with him, which left the coalition with just a single seat majority in the Israeli parliament. Following the shock move, Netanyahu's partners said that the government won't be able to work effectively anymore and mulled an early election. Though Netanyahu has been reportedly flirting with the idea of moving up elections himself in recent months, the current timing is not ideal for him. Read More »

Trump suggests Californians should rake forests to prevent deadly wildfires

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said in an interview published Sunday in the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper that he spoke briefly with Trump about forest management on November 11, when they both were in Paris for Armistice Day events. "It seems many more people are missing than anyone thought even possible", Trump told reporters from the White House South Lawn shortly before boarding the Marine One helicopter to fly to Joint Base Andrews. Read More »

United Kingdom leader warns ousting her won't make Brexit talks easier

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The long-awaited draft Brexit agreement was finally published , sparking ministerial resignations, including that of the Brexit secretary, and a parade of MPs brandishing letters of no confidence in the prime minister. Meanwhile the UK House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has said there is still time for "more to be done" on the Brexit deal as the Tories continue to argue over May's withdrawal deal with Brussels. Read More »

APEC summit ends without consensus due to U.S.-China trade dispute

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For the first time in the history of the APEC grouping, leaders were unable to agree on a formal written declaration amid sharp differences over trade policy. It's not quantifiable in GDP terms. One source familiar with negotiations told the ABC that China and the United States had both taken an uncompromising approach to the language, and it was "impossible" for other countries to hammer out a compromise. Read More »

Amritsar grenade attack: Rajnath, Amarinder talk security in detail

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Meanwhile, the Punjab police has shared the initial details of the incident with central security and intelligence agencies which confirmed that the attack was carried out by two motorcycle-borne youths who targeted a prayer hall filled with almost 300 persons at the Raja Sansi village near Amritsar . Read More »

Theresa May Warns Brexit Rebels Their Plot Will Backfire

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The Prime Minister hit back at her Tory rivals on Sunday, warning that a change of leadership would not make it easier to get a deal past Parliament or the EU. Theresa May's "deal"' is in two parts - a withdrawal agreement that includes half-baked proposals for a backstop, and a political declaration that is incredibly vague and opens the gate to a hard Tory Brexit. Read More »

Argentina says submarine missing a year found deep in Atlantic

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On Friday night, Ocean Infinity , a private American search company, located the submarine at a depth of 907m (2,975ft). "We had the feeling the government knew better, but hid information from us", another relative said. President Mauricio Macri has promised a full investigation into what happened to the submarine, which lost contact with the navy as it passed the San Jorge Gulf about 500 miles (800km) northwest of the Falkland Islands. Read More »

Why local Conservative MPs are still backing Theresa May despite Brexit resignations

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Sky News cited May as saying that she had a "pretty heavy couple of days"; she had tried to rebuild her government in the wake of an array of cabinet resignations caused by some ministers' dissatisfaction with the Brexit deal . The legally-binding withdrawal treaty forms part of a Brexit package alongside the declaration, which envoys from the other European Union member states met to discuss in Brussels on Friday ahead of a November 25 summit for European Union heads to rubber-stamp both ... Read More »

Alan Page Receives Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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The Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal are the joint highest civilian awards in the US. "That was my idea, I said give me a little song", Trump said . The Adelsons donated $30 million towards the president's 2016 campaign effort. Trump also announced during the ceremony that he's picked Wheeler to permanently lead the EPA. Read More »

President Trump arrives in Southern California to assess Woolsey fire damage

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With 76 civilians dead - excluding the almost 1,300 who have been reported missing - and more than 12,000 structures destroyed, Cal Fire calls it the "most destructive and deadliest" fire in the state's recorded history. Trump and California Gov. Keeping alive an earlier controversy, Trump repeated his claim that California had mismanaged its forests and was largely to blame for the fires. Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman ordered Khashoggi killing — Central Intelligence Agency

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The Washington Post contributor and USA resident entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and was never seen alive again. Several news organizations including the Washington Post and New York Times reported the Central Intelligence Agency has concluded the crown prince ordered Khashoggi's assassination in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government's claim he wasn't involved in the murder. Read More »

Israel heads for early elections after turbulent week

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Netanyahu - flanked by Kahlon, Interior Minister Arie Deri and army top brass - met with the leaders of Israeli border communities Thursday and discussed a 500 million shekel ($139 million, 119 million euro) two-year package to improve emergency medical and social services, a government statement said. Read More »

Rain predicted for Northern California fire zone

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Family members and survivors of the deadliest wildfire in California history sought news on Friday on the 630 people missing a week after the fast-moving blaze reduced much of the town of Paradise to ash and charred rubble. Gov. Jerry Brown and Governor-elect Gavin Newsom said Friday that they welcome the president's visit and that "now is a time to pull together for the people of California". Read More »

Trump casts doubt on NYT report about Mike Pence's loyalty

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Mike Pence is 100%. But Trump repeated that Pence was "100 percent loyal" as vice president. According to the Times , Trump has asked about Pence's loyalty so frequently "that he has alarmed some of his advisers". They reported that Trump advisors outside the White House are unsure. "The president absolutely supports the vice president and thinks he's doing an incredible job helping to carry out the mission and policies of this administration", Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley ... Read More »

BANGLADESH Rohingya, none of the refugees wants to repatriate

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Waves of Rohingya fled to Bangladesh during previous bouts of repression. But it was unclear whether the repatriation would begin smoothly amid reports that numerous refugees on the initial list have fled. They have fled to the neighbouring camps and locales to avoid being detected and be forced to return against their will, he added. "It's safe for them to live here", he said . Read More »

Jacinda Ardern meets with Myanmar's leader, voices concern on Rohingya situation

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Suu Kyi has failed to clearly condemn Myanmar's army for its crackdown and has instead cast doubt on the veracity of Rohingya testimony of atrocities. Nur Islam, another leader in a different part of the camps, said the military were more visible in recent days as Bangladeshi officials try and convince refugees they will be safe if they go back. Read More »

Woman killed, 47 injured during fuel tax protest, French officials say

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A motorist on Saturday accidentally hit and killed a protester taking part in a campaign of road blockades across France that has been triggered by fuel tax hikes, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said. More than 120,000 people gathered on Saturday at 2,000 locations, blocking roundabouts and motorway exits as part of what has been dubbed the "yellow vests" protest. Read More »

Hodeidah's embattled civilians on a knife-edge as Security Council discusses Yemen

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In the House, Democratic lawmakers voiced frustration Wednesday after Republican leaders blocked debate on a resolution that would direct the president to end the U.S. "I would like to take the opportunity to announce to the members of this Council that we are about to conclude, and I had hoped to announce such a conclusion of an agreement between the parties on the exchange of prisoners and detainees and I have a feeling that it will be in the first it may still yet to be the first be ... Read More »

France fires back at Trump's lack of 'common decency'

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Xavier Moreau: I think that the National Front; in the next European elections in May will be the main challenger to En Marche. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has seconded Mr Macron's proposal. on November 11, 1918 - finished tolling. "But being an ally doesn't mean being a vassal state". Macron's response to Trump's tweets didn't rise to the bait - but it still amounted to an absolute takedown. Read More »

Duterte to skip 2nd day of Apec summit

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Xi reminded the audience that Papua New Guinea, a Pacific nation that has been the recipient of large amounts of aid and loans from Beijing , played an important role during World War II. Mr Xi lashed out at "America First" trade protectionism and stressed that global trade rules should not be applied "with double standards or selfish agendas" - in a thinly veiled swipe at Washington. Read More »

Iran executes 'Sultan of Coins' convicted of hoarding

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Iranian authorities on Wednesday executed a gold dealer known as "Sultan of Gold Coin" for allegedly "disrupting" the country's economic system. In August, the USA imposed fresh economic sanctions on Iran, which mainly targeted the country's banking sector, a few months after Washington withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran . Read More »

Trump says he has finished answering Mueller probe questions

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Giluliani had said that the president's attorneys were working with him on the answers to make sure he didn't fall into a perjury trap. "Now, the questions were very routinely answered by me". Donald Trump speaks after signing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, November 16, 2018. Read More »

These Are the Celebrities Michelle Obama Texts the Most

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Kimmel asked the famous former White House resident. I held her tight and my feeling was, we are moving forward. Reading off cards prepared by Kimmel's writers, she began: "I've never eaten a vegetable". well Ellen. "The whole eight years we were in the White House , we used Laura Bush's Netflix password", Michelle shared before "revealing" who her "freebie" is! "I'm so angry at Barack", she wrote in her journal. Read More »