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Bouteflika unable to receive Saudi crown prince due to flu: presidency

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Theresa May insisted today she had been "robust" with the Saudi Crown Prince accused of ordering the murder of Jamal Khashoggi after meeting him at the G20. In Algeria, opposition newspaper Liberte published rare criticism, running a cartoon showing a ghost telling the prince: "This is Bouteflika". It was jointly denounced by 17 intellectuals, journalists, Muslim scholars and other figures in Algeria in a statement obtained by AFP. Read More »

State Funeral to Honor Former US President George H.W. Bush

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The coffin will be flown from Texas to DC on board Air Force One - temporarily renamed Special Air Mission 41, in homage to the late president - and then back on Wednesday, with Sully accompanying the body throughout. After Bush died in his native Houston on Friday, dozens of prominent public figures shared tributes to the late leader, who helped guide the US out of the Cold War. Read More »

Target in Mueller probe files complaint against prosecutors

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As for Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani questioning Mueller's tactics and calling probe unethical , Napolitano said that's what a lawyer representing the president should do. "He (Trump) is attempting to influence an ongoing investigation in an overt way". This is genuinely looking like witness tampering . Neil Katyal, who served as acting United States solicitor general during the Obama presidency, responded: " George is right". Read More »

Ukraine urges German presence in Black Sea

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Peskov also rejected Kiev's claim that Russian Federation was blocking traffic to and from Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, saying navigation has continued normally except for occasional breaks because of bad weather. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has renewed a call for "Germany and the allies" to increase their naval presence in the Black Sea in order to be a "deterring factor" for Russian Federation. Read More »

Funeral And Memorial Services Announced for George H.W. Bush

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Not all United States presidents have been fond of dogs though: John F Kennedy was allergic to dogs, and Donald Trump does not have one . After services in Washington, there will be another funeral in Houston on Thursday followed by burial at the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas . Read More »

George HW Bush’s funeral and memorial services plan

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Donald Trump has ordered the federal government closed on Wednesday for a national day of mourning . The golden labrador who worked as a service dog for President George HW Bush has been pictured resting beside his coffin, in a moving tribute. Read More »

Comey makes deal over House subpoena, backs off legal fight

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Comey also expressed gratitude to U.S. Circuit Court Judge Trevor McFadden, an appointee of President Donald Trump, who is expected to make a formal ruling Monday. Goodlatte (R-Va.) said a transcript of the hearing would be made public within 24 hours. "Some Republicans argue that the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conspired against candidate Trump, hoping to throw the election to Clinton". Read More »

China trade cease fire does little to narrow differences

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Both a Trump adviser and Chinese media said earlier that talks after the G20 summit in Buenos Aires had gone well. But it later added a 25 percent tariff on U.S. "China will be getting rid of tariffs". His comments were borne out by figures released on Monday showing that China's factory activity grew slightly in November, though new export orders extended their decline in a further blow to the sector already hurt by trade frictions. Read More »

DUP threatens to bring down Theresa May's government over Brexit deal

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Theresa May faces her first major battle in a crucial period for her Brexit plans, with the government at risk of being declared in contempt of parliament in a row over the publication of official legal advice on the departure deal. Evidence of that tactic emerged nearly immediately on Sunday, with Tory Chairman Brandon Lewis saying that "the best way to prevent" that outcome is to "get this deal through Parliament on December 11". Read More »

Friend of Pakistan Bush Senior dies

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Bush, the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993, died at his home in Houston , Tex., on Friday at age 94. President Donald Trump also closed government offices Wednesday and designated it a national day of mourning, which traditionally occurs on the same day as the Washington component of a late president's state funeral. Read More »

NYPD Are Searching For A Bloke Who Dropped Engagement Ring Down Drain

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The New York Police Department , aided by social media, reunited a tourist couple with their lost engagement ring on December 2, 2018. Police successfully tracked them own after spreading the word on social media. After the initial tweet was shared hundreds of times, the NYPD was able to track down the couple who lost the ring, John and Daniella. "Love, John, Daniella, and the NYPD". Read More »

Iran says missile programme defensive after United States test allegation

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US Strategic Command tracked the Iranian missile test using a satellite network that traces ballistic missile launches, a senior administration official told CNN. He did not confirm or deny Iran had tested a new missile. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls the test a violation of the United Nations Security Council resolution. Read More »

Protesters angry about rising taxes clash with police in Paris, 81 arrested

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Macron will hold an emergency meeting with the prime minister and interior minister later on Sunday to discuss the riots and how to begin dialog with the " gilets jaunes " (yellow vests), who have no real structure or leadership. 412 people were arrested, with 378 of them still in custody at the time of writing. All subway stations in and around the avenue were closed for security reasons. Read More »

Moulton: Pelosi should step down as Speaker after year

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Pelosi's spokesman responded to Moulton saying "women delivered Democrats' historic election victory, and women will lead House Democrats' new majority". While Pelosi was running uncontested on Wednesday, it was notable that the votes cast against her were well below the 63 votes won by Representative Tim Ryan in his 2016 challenge to the longtime Democratic leader. Read More »

Lawyers: Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen deserves no prison

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Cohen's lawyers, Guy Petrillo and Amy Lester, also claimed that the Trump campaign wanted to send the message that any contact with Russian Federation by the campaign or Trump corporation had "effectively terminated before the Iowa caucuses of February 1, 2016", despite that being untrue. Read More »

Trudeau avoids confrontation with Saudi crown prince, Putin during G20 summit

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Putin said he had agreed with Prince Mohammed to renew a pact on cutting oil production by their two nations, the world's leading exporters of crude. Current US president Donald Trump said Bush had "inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service". 'You never listen to me, ' Macron said, before the smiling prince replied: 'No, I listen, of course'. Read More »

Freezing rain warning for the capital region Sunday

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A few snow showers are possible Tuesday and Wednesday as temps cool back down into the 20s to mid 30s. This will be our wettest day of the week with rain likely Saturday afternoon/evening along with clouds and highs in the low 50s. WHAT: Snow, sleet, ice and rain. Widespread rain showers moved into central IN this Saturday morning. "Just north there may be a swath of 4-7" extending from parts of Trempealeau and Buffalo counties, extending west into Minnesota. Read More »

Devastation, Chaos After 7.0 Earthquake Hits Anchorage, Alaska

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Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsia said Friday it is ready to promptly consider requests from foreign airlines to change their itinerary over the Russian territory following a powerful quake in the U.S. The city's police department said it had caused "major infrastructure damage to Anchorage ". The first quake in Alaska struck around 9:30 a.m. PT and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) says it was at a depth of 41 kilometres, about 13 km north of Anchorage . Read More »

Facebook says COO Sandberg asked for info on Soros

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The news comes on the heels of the revelation that Facebook hired the Republican-linked firm Definers Public Affairs to conduct campaign-style opposition research into organizations Soros had backed. This news suggests we still may not know Sandberg's real role in the "dark PR" work Facebook was doing in Washington. However, internal emails obtained by Buzzfeed reportedly reveal that Sandberg had, in fact, directed Facebook staff to look into Soros and his financial ties to ... Read More »

Israeli police recommend indicting PM Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges

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Authorities claim Mr Netanyahu awarded regulatory favours to the country's leading telecommunications company, Bezeq Telecom Israel , in return for more favourable coverage of him and his wife on its news website, Walla . According to a police statement, authorities found evidence of fraud, bribery, and breach of trust. Two of his top confidants have turned state witnesses and are believed to have provided police with incriminating evidence. Read More »

G20 summit shows strains over climate change

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China also conceded to label fentanyl, the synthetic opioid cited in thousands of drug deaths, as a controlled substance and agreed to reconsider a takeover by USA chipmaker Qualcomm that it had previously blocked. If he can not get a deal with Xi, he has vowed to more than double most of those tariffs on January 1 and he has threatened to expand tariffs to virtually everything China ships to the US. Read More »

Under-fire Putin briefs Trump over Ukraine as EU leaders up pressure

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Putin, also speaking in Buenos Aires, said he told foreign leaders "how the situation unfolded" and then accused Ukraine's government of stoking the conflict "to cover up one's failures in economic and social policy". "I hope that such a meeting will take place when the American side is ready for it", Putin said, adding that Russian Federation and U.S. need to conduct a dialog on such hard areas as the INF treaty and START-3, since "this is important for other countries as well". Read More »

Former Dallas officer Amber Guyer indicted for murder in deadly shooting case

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Upon arriving at the building, Guyger said she went to the wrong floor and walked to the apartment she thought was hers. We appreciate the work of the Texas Rangers and the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. She was released from jail on a $300,000 bond about an hour after turning herself in. Guyger, 30, killed Jean in his apartment after returning to her apartment complex from a late-evening shift. Read More »

Electronics Failure Grounds German Chancellor Merkel's A340 En Route to G20

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The plane turned back while it was over the Netherlands, Germany's dpa news agency says. The emergency landing was caused by a technical malfunction . The Airbus A340 government aircraft is named Konrad Adenauer after West Germany's post-war chancellor. German military blog Augengeradeaus.net reported that the avionics were transmitting a 7600 transponder code, which indicates radio failure. Read More »

NYPD hunt couple who lost ring during romantic proposal

The NYPD Emergency Service Unit responded, but the couple departed in defeat after they were unable to retrieve the ring. An engagement ring which was lost moments before the proposal has been found in NY and police are searching for the owners. Read More »

George Bush Sr dies aged 94

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His wife Barbara passed away earlier this year. "Vice President of the United States ". George Bush Sr was visited by former president Barack Obama two days ago, according to the family's spokesman. His wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush , died in April and Mr. At Barbara Bush's funeral, a eulogy was delivered by Jon Meacham, author of a biography of George HW Bush . Read More »

South Korea says North Korean soldier defects to South

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The railway survey marks another follow-up to the Pyongyang Declaration signed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in late September during their third summit, in which they agreed to pursue "substantial measures" to develop the nations' economies in a "balanced manner". Read More »

Putin, Mohammed bin Salman high five at G20 summit

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Khashoggi , an outspoken critic of the Saudi crown prince , was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia has said the prince had no prior knowledge of the murder. World leaders who meet with the Crown Prince should raise these serious allegations. Mr. Trump for his part has so far kept his distance from both Putin and the crown prince at the G-20. Read More »

Scottish parties unite to slate May’s EU deal in Edinburgh parliament

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On Friday night the Prime Minister said the United Kingdom was pulling out of the programme and may now abandon attempts to recoup the £1.2billion Britain has already spent on the project. His intervention will come as Theresa May urged MPs to back her Brexit plan to avoid "division and uncertainty", warning: "A divided country is not a country that prospers". Read More »

Murder charges against brother in mansion fire slayings

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The brother of the man found dead at his burned massive New Jersey home with his wife and two children has been charged with murder, prosecutors said Thursday . He declined to disclose specifics on the motive but said the investigation is ongoing. The Monmouth County prosecutor plans to announce more details on Thursday morning. Read More »

Trump signs new trade deal with Canada and Mexico

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He has slapped tariffs on the European Union, pulled the USA out of the landmark Paris Climate Accord and the Iran nuclear deal and suggested he might be willing to pull the US out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation if member countries don't significantly boost their defense spending. Read More »

Maine Rep.-elect Golden votes against Pelosi

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As the leader of House Democrats , Pelosi has a variety of ways she can attempt to flip Democrats. "This was fundamentally about returning power to the committees". The tight race was tight, with the vote 123-113 over Rep. Barbara Lee of California, another influential member of the Black Caucus. The elections are now ongoing at the Capitol and will continue throughout the day. Read More »

Dallas officer in wrong apartment indicted on murder for shooting man

The district attorney's office made sure its investigative efforts were thorough "so we would know all the pieces of evidence we need to take before the grand jury", Johnson said. Police Chief Renee Hall described the shooting of Botham Jean as a "tragic event" and asked for people to continue to pray for his family. "We recognize and understand the national discord regarding the relationship between law enforcement and the communities we serve". Read More »

China, US showdown looms on trade at fractious G20

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Hanging over the summit in Buenos Aires is the trade dispute between the United States and China , the world's two largest economies, which have imposed tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of each other's imports after Trump launched an effort to correct what he views as China's unfair commercial practices. Read More »