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32 arrested at San Diego border demonstration

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Facebook posts by protest organizer the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) showed demonstrators kneeling in front of federal agents in riot gear after they approached the fence on a San Diego beach. They were handcuffed and led away by federal agents upon entering a restricted area in front of the fence. The second letter, delivered around 1:20 p.m., came from a separate group of caravan members asking for the U.S.to speed up the asylum process. Read More »

Former Trump lawyer Cohen sentenced to three years in prison

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Trump lashed out at his former lawyer Michael Cohen , who said he had covered up the "dirty deeds" of his ex-boss by making hush payments to two women who alleged they had affairs with the real estate mogul. 'I think the Justice Department needs to re-examine that OLC opinion, the Office of Legal Counsel opinion, that you can not indict a sitting president under circumstances in which the failure to do so may mean that person escapes justice, ' Schiff told CNN on Wednesday, hours after ... Read More »

Mika Brzezinski Sorry for Pompeo 'Butt Boy' Comment

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The use of a homophobic slur to refer to Pompeo was met with a widespread backlash, and Brzezinski quickly issued an apology via tweet . Are the pathetic deflections that we just heard when he appeared on Fox and Friends, is that a patriot speaking? Richard Grenell, the USA ambassador to Germany who Trump praised for "having the courage to take this frightful issue on", called Brzezinski's comment "outrageous. Read More »

China fingered as culprit behind the Marriott data breach

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But the sweep and seriousness of the hack, which took place over four years before being discovered , prompted immediate speculation that it was carried out by a foreign country. Both countries, you'll recall, are still locked in the makings of a tariff-fueled trade war, and the CFO of leading Chinese tech company Huawei has been arrested in Canada ahead of possible extradition to the US. Read More »

Russia Sends 2 Nuclear-Capable Bombers to Venezuela

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Russia's defence ministry said a pair of Tu-160 bombers landed on Monday at Maiquetia airport outside Caracas following a 10,000-km flight. Two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers, an Antonov An-124 Ruslan heavy military transport plane and an Ilyushin Il-62 plane arrived in Venezuela, the Russian defense ministry said on Monday. Read More »

Donald Trump Reportedly Cancels This Year's White House Holiday Press Party

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After Ayer's refusal to take the job, Trump was reportedly considering GOP Rep, Mark Meadows to fill the position but now appears to have shied away from that idea , believing that his value as an ally in Congress is more valuable. In a conversation with Meadows, Trump praised the House member for his loyalty and informed him of his desire to consider other options, the officials said. Read More »

Maria Butina admits conspiring as Kremlin agent targeting GOP, NRA

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District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan for a hearing to change Butina's plea. A Russian former graduate student at American University in Washington who publicly advocated for gun rights, she was accused of working to infiltrate a powerful gun lobby group, the National Rifle Association , and influence USA policy toward Moscow. Read More »

Theresa May speaks for the first time since no confidence vote

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The result means she can not now be challenged for a year, giving her a respite and the chance to see Brexit delivered. Burton and Uttoxeter MP Mr Griffiths said he was backing the Prime Minister. "In my heart I would like to lead the party into the next election, but I accept that won't happen, " she said at the behind-closed-doors meeting in the House of Commons. Read More »

Trump Denies Telling His Lawyer to Break Law

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Cohen, 52, pleaded guilty in August to evading $1.4 million in taxes related to his personal businesses. Trump has not "often" made that claim, although NCRM found one instance of him saying it previous year. While federal prosecutors said Cohen's cooperation was limited and selective, the Special Counsel's office said Cohen had "gone to significant lengths" to assist their investigation. Read More »

Man trapped in San Lorenzo grease vent for two days

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The man was covered in grease and oil and "was trapped in such a condition that he could not move", authorities said. When first responders arrived on-scene, they said a voice could be heard. It took almost an hour to pull the man out of his tiny prison, before he was taking to hospital for treatment. He was very thankful to see us'. The restaurant closed in September, according to one user comment under the sheriff office's post. Read More »

Four killed as gunman opens fire in Brazilian cathedral after mass

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A gunman entered a Catholic cathedral in the Brazilian city of Campinas on December 11 and shot dead four people before killing himself, the GloboNews TV channel has reported. It was scary. He came in and started shooting randomly at people. "It's so sad", said Cassante. In the aftermath, police found two guns with 28 rounds left in Gandolfo's possession. Read More »

Israeli woman wounded in Palestinian attack loses baby

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Israeli media reported that a passing vehicle opened fire outside the settlement. The attack was the second of three on Israeli troops within a 12-hour period, and the only one to cause fatalities. Soldiers nearby responded by firing toward the vehicle, which managed to get away, the IDF said. Sources told Wafa that undercover Israeli forces seized Barghouti's body. Read More »

Michael Flynn testimony in 19 Russian Federation probe interviews raises stakes for Trump

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Cohen and Manafort struck plea deals in August and September respectively to cooperate with investigators. There is "no bigger warranty in any project than the consent of" Putin, the person told Cohen. "Thank you!" after the court filings, the documents suggest that Trump may have known more about campaign and business contacts with the Russians than he has admitted. Read More »

National Enquirer owner admits coordinating 'catch and kill' payment with Trump campaign

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Michael Cohen , right, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, accompanied by his children and wife, arrive at federal court for his sentencing in New York, Dec. In August 2015, Pecker met with Cohen and "at least one other member" of the Trump campaign, according to the agreement. The agreement says the feds can cancel it if AMI doesn't abide by its term or commits any crimes in the next three years. Read More »

Russian strategic bombers land in Venezuela; Maduro applauds, Washington furious

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Capable of carrying short-range nuclear missiles, the planes can fly over 12,000 km (7,500 miles) without re-fuelling and have landed in Venezuela twice before in the last decade. Russian Federation has used them in the past to flex its military muscles under the nose of the United States, delighting Venezuelan officials who have cast such flights as evidence it is able to defend itself, with allies' help, from any attack. Read More »

Trump presses border wall ahead of meeting with top Democrats

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Chuck Schumer , the senior Democrat in the Republican-dominated Senate, and Nancy Pelosi , who is likely to become speaker in the newly Democrat-controlled House in January, were meeting with Trump later on Tuesday. Schumer said Wednesday Trump wanted to hold the government "hostage to a petty campaign pledge" to build a wall to "fire up" his political base. The president asked whether Republicans had won the Senate in the November election. Read More »

Senate to consider resolution condemning Saudi crown prince

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Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker and the panel's top Democrat, Senator Bob Menendez, said they were unable to resolve some details of a proposal to ban arms sales to Saudi Arabia and punish anyone involved in Khashoggi's killing by freezing their assets and restricting their travel. Read More »

Police arrest man outside British Parliament for trespassing

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Get down", police shouted, the Reuters photographer said. A pair of trainers in a clear plastic bag could be seen on the ground nearby. A man arrested by armed police near an entrance to the Houses of Parliament remains in custody awaiting a mental health check, police said. Read More »

This is what you Googled the most in 2018

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In the United Kingdom, the most popular overall search was, perhaps quite unsurprisingly, the World Cup , the 21st round of which took place this summer. On the music front, Neha Kakkar's Dilbar Dilbar, Arijit Singh's Tera Fitoor dominated other tracks being searched on Google, whereas the lone non-regional track was Latin hit Despacito continued to feature in the top list this year. Read More »

Judge Orders Stormy Daniels to Pay Trump Nearly $300,000 in Attorneys’ Fees

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The claim from Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is at the heart of the campaign finance violations that Trump's former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen , has pleaded guilty to in NY federal court for facilitating so-called hush-money payments to Daniels and another women in order for them to stay quiet just ahead of Election Day in 2016. Read More »

Theresa May Faces Decision Day on Whether to Delay Ill-Fated Brexit Vote

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About it reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to The Sunday Express. The drastic move, as May faced defeat by up to 100 of her own MPs, is a humiliation for the prime minister, whose aides and cabinet ministers had emphatically denied there was any prospect of pulling the vote, even as late as Monday morning. Read More »

Britain's Hunt warns of "real risks" if MPs reject Brexit deal

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Her Downing Street office insisted that the vote will go ahead despite speculation that the government may be forced to delay it. In a statement , opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the vote's postponement was evidence that "we don't have a functioning government". Read More »

Houthis Accuse Saudi Coalition Of Blocking Oil Ships From Yemen's Ports

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In 2014, Houthi rebels campaigned to seize the capital city of Sanaa and overthrow President Hadi, writes Deutsche Welle. "The Houthis will be given a particular deadline to withdraw forces under the supervision of the military committee as well as to transfer heavy weapons, including missiles and drones to the government", the source said. Read More »

British PM to visit Dublin for Brexit deal talks

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Theresa May had been planning to discuss the Brexit negotiations with the taoiseach (Irish prime minister) on Wednesday night. It's after she delayed the crucial House of Commons vote on her deal. The proposal, however, has faced a backlash from Labour and other opposition parties, and the DUP - which backs the government in a confidence-and-supply pact - but says it will not back the deal unless there is "radical surgery" to amend its terms. Read More »

Juncker says EU will not renegotiate Brexit deal

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In a statement outside Downing Street, May said: "I will contest that vote with everything I've got". If she is toppled - and it is far from certain that she would lose a vote among all the party's members of parliament - - could further complicate Brexit . Read More »

Gunman on the run after three killed in Strasbourg shooting

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Officials did not explain the reason for the conflicting death tolls. The attack prompted France to raise its national security threat level to its highest "emergency terror attack" status, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said at a press conference. Read More »

Return of Balangiga Bells: ‘It’s time for healing and closure’

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American occupation troops took the bells from a Catholic church following an attack by machete-wielding Filipino villagers, who killed 48 U.S. soldiers in the town of Balangiga on central Samar island in 1901 in one of the U.S. It's time for healing, it' time for closure. American soldiers then took the three bells from Balangiga as "war Trophies ". Local religious leaders said they were grateful they were being returned in time to ring for Christmas services. Read More »

Saudi FM says action against Qatar aiming to change its policy - USA

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Meanwhile, Qatar announced last week that it is withdrawing from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on January 1st. GCC Secretary General Dr Abdul Latif al-Zayani read out the Riyadh Declaration closing statement that highlighted the dangers lurking in the region, as well as the economic challenges it is encountering. Read More »

Doubt cast over tomorrow's crucial Brexit deal vote

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May was forced into an extraordinary climbdown on Monday when she delayed the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal, acknowledging she faced a resounding defeat. The prime minister spoke to cabinet colleagues on Monday in a hastily arranged conference call, after apparently concluding she could not win over enough of the 100 Tory MPs who said they were against the deal. Read More »

U.S. Marine accident off Japan categorized as severest 'Class A'

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The two F/A-18 Hornet crew members were found in the hours immediately afterward, during the joint search efforts of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, the Japan Coast Guard and the US 7th Fleet. The U.S. military called off its search for the Marines on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Marine Expeditionary Force. The Marines statement said it has not been confirmed whether the two planes were involved in aerial refueling when the collision occurred. Read More »

Docs: 16-year-old killed Indiana HS student over her pregnancy

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St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit Assistant Commander Lt. Alex Arendt told reporters that the Rouhselang family had contacted the Mishawaka Police Department about 4:30 a.m. An autopsy found that Rouhselang died from multiple stab wounds, and that a scarf she had been wearing at the time was tied so tightly that she was being strangled before she died, according to the affidavit. Read More »

Yellow vest protests 'economic catastrophe' for France

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If the number is correct, the protesters were vastly outnumbered by police, with 89,000 gendarmes and riot police deployed across the country, including 8000 in central Paris alone. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe scheduled a Friday night meeting with representatives of the yellow vest movement to try to open a dialogue, said government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux. Read More »