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TIME's Shortlist For 2018 Person Of The Year

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Moon Jae-in: South Korea's president has received plenty of press this year for holding three "historic" summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as reported by TIME . The students and graduates from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were noted for organizing "the #NeverAgain movement and the March for Our Lives demonstrations across America, campaigning for gun-control reforms to prevent similar tragedies". Read More »

Video shows NYPD officers trying to take toddler from mother's arms

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Jessica McRorie tells Politico . The encounter was the latest in NY to spark outrage over excessive policing against unarmed civilians, despite the Police Department's implementation of de-escalation training. "There's a fucking baby in her hands!" one onlooker screams. Ferguson said they taunted Headley and laughed in her face before leaving. Police said no one was hurt in the confrontation. Read More »

Labour leader Corbyn tells May: Make way for Labour

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Miss Sturgeon Tweeted just hours before Miss May announced her decision to postpone parliament's vote on her Brexit deal, which was initially slated for Tuesday December 11. "I have no trust in this Prime Minister, and I do not think the country does either". "A clear way forward is another vote because Theresa May's plan is not going to get a majority, she simply is running down the clock". Read More »

Fury as Theresa May delays Brexit vote

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May indicated she was seeking further assurances from the European Union on the working of the backstop - an insurance policy to avoid a return to border checks between the British province of Northern Ireland and the EU-member Irish Republic, and would seek to give the British parliament more power over its application. Read More »

Armenian PM wins snap vote by landslide - International

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The Prosperous Armenia party is second with 8.37 percent of the vote (103,800). The leader of mass demonstrations who became Armenia's interim prime minister hailed a "revolutionary majority" in parliamentary elections yesterday. Armenians fill their ballot papers at a polling station during an early parliamentary election in Yerevan, Armenia , Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. "The general absence of electoral malfeasance, including of vote buying and pressure on voters, allowed for genuine ... Read More »

China's Huawei executive bail hearing adjourned to Tuesday

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Chinese Foreign Ministry protested to both Canada and the United States. The company has rejected the allegations. She has argued she needs to be released because she has severe hypertension and fears for her health. The two sides agreed there to delay a planned January 1 United States increase of tariffs to 25 percent from 10 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods while they negotiate over China's huge bilateral trade surplus and United States complaints that it steals technology. Read More »

Visa Denied For Father Of Slain Lumberton Girl

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At the service, held at Lumberton High School, a letter from Hania's father Noé Aguilar was read aloud after he was denied an expedited visa to attend the funeral. Lumberton is in southeastern North Carolina, near Interstate 95, about 95 miles from Raleigh. Aguilar said he last saw his daughter in 2005. "When I found out what happened to you that morning, I didn't want to believe it", she said. Read More »

Assembly polls: Counting to begin at 8am

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Ahead of the results, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said people will give a "clear message" in form of results for the five assemblies and exuded confidence that the BJP would be ousted in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. KCR, the acting Chief Minister of the State, had dissolved the Telangana Assembly, calling for early elections. In down south, the two Dravidian parties - AIADMK and DMK, the latter in particular, could consider entering into a formal alliance with the Congress. Read More »

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to reach plea deal

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Prosecutors say they have "resolved" a case against a woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government, a sign that she likely has taken a plea deal. The female Russian national charged for conspiracy and for failing to register as a foreign agent has reached a plea agreement with USA prosecutors and has agreed to cooperate. Read More »

5 children dead in OH house fire

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Five children died in a house fire in Youngstown, Ohio, Dec. 9. The Mahoning County Coroner's Office identified the children as 9-year-old Aleysha Rosario, 3-year-old Charles Gunn, 2-year-old Ly'Asia Gunn, and 1-year-old twins Brianna and Arianna Negron. Read More »

France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise

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Speaking in a televised address, Mr Macron condemned the violence but said the protesters' anger was "deep, and in many ways legitimate". French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced last week that he was backing down from the proposed fuel price hike. Read More »

Charlottesville Jury Convicts 'Unite The Right' Protester Who Killed Woman

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The other charges he was found guilty of are three counts of malicious wounding, five counts of aggravated malicious wounding, and one hit and run count, according to NBC News . After the verdict was read, some of those who were injured embraced Heyer's mother, Susan Bro. The white supremacist group participated in the rally, but it later denied he was associated with them. Read More »

Loyal Doggo Guards Burned Down Home For Weeks After California Fires

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November's Camp Fire in Northern California was the deadliest wildfire in state history , with 85 confirmed deaths and over 18,000 structures destroyed. Madison's story was shared by K9 Paw Print Rescue , a charity that has been helping reunite dogs displaced from their owners in the fire. Sullivan emphasized that the pair are working dogs who need a lot of space. Read More »

Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alekseeva passes away - Human Rights Council

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Only in 1993, she returned to Russian Federation. "However hard it is to confront Putin on human rights today, try to imagine what it will be like to discuss these issues a few years from now, when either the crackdown has become even more intense or the path of repression results in a real social explosion", she wrote in a 2012 New York Times op-ed. Read More »

Top choice for White House chief of staff role declines offer

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Others seen as possible choices for chief of staff include Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney; and the US trade representative, Robert Lighthizer. Meadows, the chairman of the conservative and highly influential House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill, told Politico in a statement that it would be "an incredible honor" if he was chosen for the post, but acknowledged Trump has a "long list of qualified candidates" to choose from. Read More »

Without Evidence, Trump Accuses James Comey of Lying to Lawmakers During Testimony

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But Democrats have argued that these Republican-led investigations are a partisan attack meant to distract from Mueller's work and that relitigating the Clinton email scandal is a waste of time - a sentiment Comey shares. In the testimony, Comey answered questions about the Russian Federation investigation. In his testimony, Comey revealed that the investigation into presumed Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was initially focused on four U.S. Read More »

US senators blast Saudi prince over Khashoggi, after CIA chief briefing

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However, Ahmed also doesn't think the goal of the U.S. government is to remove and replace the crown prince, either, but rather to "maintain Mohammad bin Salman as a weakened leader", noting it's "more advantageous for USA interests, in their view, because having a weaker leader allows the United States to project its power and influence at a greater level than if he was strong and... Read More »

Jared Kushner defended Saudi prince after Khashoggi killing

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In pointed remarks made to Fox News on Sunday, Senator Lindsey Graham of SC said Saudi Arabia would be defeated by Iran militarily "in about a week" if it did not have the support of the United States. "The inner circle is predominantly deal-makers who lack familiarity with political customs and deep institutions, and they support Jared Kushner ", the Saudi delegation wrote of the incoming administration in a slide presentation obtained by the Lebanese daily Al Akhbar . Read More »

UK Court Orders Extradition Of Vijay Mallya [Read Judgment]

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For the last two and half years, he has been residing in the United Kingdom and fighting an extradition case filed by India in February last year. He was accused of transferring $40m, which he received in severance pay from Diageo, to his children in "flagrant violation" of various court orders. Read More »

Here's what we know about the unresolved House race in North Carolina

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On Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned that the House could refuse to seat Harris if his victory is approved by the state Board. Harris leads Democrat Dan McCready by only 905 votes. Harris said in the statement that if it's proven that illegal activity changed the outcome of the race, he would "wholeheartedly support a new election". Read More »

Adam Schiff: 'Very Real Prospect' Donald Trump Faces 'Jailtime'

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Prosecutors directly implicated Trump in efforts to buy the silence of two women who claimed they had affairs with him, saying he directed his then-attorney Michael Cohen to offer them hush money. "All the arguments they make against Michael Cohen.that argument was equally made with respect to Individual-1, the President of the United States". "What is clear also is that the Republican Congress absolutely tried to shield the president", Nadler said. Read More »

Urjit Patel Steps Down as RBI Governor, Cites Personal Reasons

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In a statement, Mr Patel thanked his staff and officers, calling them the reason for the "bank's considerable accomplishments in recent years". He steered the banking system from chaos to order and ensured discipline. "The government's attack on RBI's autonomy led to RBI Governor Urjit Patel's exit", Gandhi said, according to CNBC-TV18 . "The previous meeting was held in such cordial atmosphere that it comes as a shock", he said. Read More »

China calls on Canada to free Huawei CFO or face consequences

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In a bail hearing that was adjourned on Friday, Canadian government lawyer John Gibb-Carsley asked for bail to be denied, saying Meng has been accused of "conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions". After a turbulent spell for the markets last week, Lighthizer added that investors "can be reassured that if there is a deal that can be made that will assure the protection of USA technology. Read More »

Ayers may not have 'gravitas' to be Trump's new chief of staff

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The New York Times reported on Saturday that treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, budget director Mick Mulvaney and U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer were other possible choices to be chief of staff. A person familiar with Trumps' thinking tells The Associated Press that among the four people being considered by Trump are the White House budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, and a Republican congressman from North Carolina, Mark Meadows. Read More »

Brexit CAN be reversed says European Court of Justice

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The decision follows the publication of a legal opinion of the EU Court's advocate general last week which was subsequently adopted Monday. This has now boosted the hopes of Brexit opponents in Britain that a new referendum can be held that would prevent Britain's scheduled departure on 29 March 2019. Read More »

IDF Discovers 2nd Hezbollah Terror Tunnel in Israel

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The tunnels's discovery and the subsequent IDF operation to destroy them has raised the specter of renewed conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. Israel Defense Forces accused the militant group, considered a terrorist organization by the United States and Israel, of planning to use the tunnel for violence. Read More »

Adam Schiff Believes Trump Faces 'The Real Prospect of Jail Time'

Whether a president can be prosecuted while in office remains a matter of legal dispute. The president has denied the affairs and the hush money allegations. "Who believes Cohen?" he reportedly said. There was apparently a promise to repay the company - a promise that was never kept. An audio recording released by Cohen in July appeared to capture Trump and Cohen discussing buying the rights to McDougal's story from the Enquirer's parent company. Read More »

Trump Confirms Departure Of John Kelly From White House

Ayers also earned the backing of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the president's daughter and son-in-law and senior advisers, for taking on the new role, White House officials said. Trump decided he wanted someone in the job for longer. Officials said Trump and Ayers could not agree on his length of service. "The question is going to be whether a new chief of staff can have the same kind of gravitas that John [Kelly] did, which is the ability to stop the wrong decision from being made", ... Read More »

Trump Considered Barr As Russia Probe Lawyer Long Before Recent AG Offer

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Paul McNulty, who worked at the Justice Department under Barr and a decade later became deputy attorney general, recalled him as decisive on the need for a strong federal response after the riots in Los Angeles following the acquittals on state charges of police officers involved in the Rodney King beating. Read More »

Saudi minister rules out extraditing suspects in death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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Kushner, 37, also inquired about whether the USA could help his contemporary in the succession process before he became crown prince, and bent protocol to give the Saudi leader, 33, unusual White House treatment, the paper reported . From there, he wrote a monthly column in the Washington Post in which he criticised the policies of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. After the 2016 presidential election, a group of Saudi delegates met with Kushner, and then reported back to Riyadh that ... Read More »

Trump signs funding stopgap, setting holiday fight on wall

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Trump announced before leaving Washington that he planned to nominate William Barr, who was attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, to again lead the Justice Department. That gives Democrats considerable leverage over spending bills. Before the extension expires on December 21, the Republican-led Congress is expected to consider a $450 billion bill to fund government agencies through the fiscal year that ends next September 30. Read More »