• John Kelly embarrasses Donald Trump in White House exit interview
John Kelly embarrasses Donald Trump in White House exit interview

His comments, the first to reference the children's deaths, came the same day Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was finishing a two-day visit to the southern USA border, where she said in a statement , "The system is clearly overwhelmed and we must work together to address this humanitarian crisis".

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  • Winter Weather Advisory in effect until noon
Winter Weather Advisory in effect until noon

Travel in the region will remain hazardous due to the snow, sleet and ice. Area residents can expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The weather service predicted the misery would continue through the weekend. In northern New England, a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain added up to make for unsafe ...

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  • Shutdown Showdown: Donald Trump 'Waiting for Democrats' at White House
Shutdown Showdown: Donald Trump 'Waiting for Democrats' at White House

Mr Trump is struggling to get the funding needed to start building the wall. Most of the federal government, which directly employs nearly 4 million people, is unaffected. Kelly has clashed with Trump over the nature of the wall before. His comments on Twitter came as his Homeland Security secretary met with medical professionals and ordered policy...

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  • No end in sight for USA government shutdown
No end in sight for USA government shutdown

The shutdown is forcing hundreds of thousands of federal workers and contractors to stay home or work without pay. The US president has been struggling with US Senate Democrats to pass a budget bill containing $5 billion in funding for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico for the last month.

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  • Saudi King Salman announces sweeping changes to cabinet after Khashoggi fallout
Saudi King Salman announces sweeping changes to cabinet after Khashoggi fallout

Assaf, a former long-serving finance minister and a board member of national oil giant Saudi Aramco, was among several people detained as part of a " corruption crackdown " in November, 2017. Turki Shabbaneh, a Saudi TV presenter, was named minister of media. Following the royal decrees issued to reshuffle the Saudi council of ministers , pictur...

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  • Turkish-Backed Fighters Preparing to Replace US Forces in Syria
Turkish-Backed Fighters Preparing to Replace US Forces in Syria

Ankara believes its forces supporting Syrian opposition fighters will now have a freer rein to target Kurdish fighters from the US-backed People's Protection Units (YPG). "Thus Turkey can repeat this positive experience in the east of the Euphrates and clear the remaining last pockets of IS in a large area right up to Hajin", a city in eastern Syri...

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  • Donald Trump Demands Wall for Christmas During Shutdown
Donald Trump Demands Wall for Christmas During Shutdown

We are working so hard to catch these traffickers. In a Christmas Day video conference, he said some federal workers affected by the shutdown support him in his fight for $5 billion in funding for the border wall. I've been at the White House. But Democrats see the border wall as wasteful and ineffective. We are not going to let that take pla...

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  • YPG battle looms after U.S. pullout announcement
YPG battle looms after U.S. pullout announcement

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Ankara and Washington agreed to complete withdrawal of the YPG forces from Manbij before USA pulls out of Syria. use to prevent potential clashes in Syria, despite the United States withdrawal, and said he sees no indications the Americans would do that. Erdogan added he expected to...

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  • Donald Trump Says US Pullout From Syria Justified, 'Erdogan Will Eradicate ISIS'
Donald Trump Says US Pullout From Syria Justified, 'Erdogan Will Eradicate ISIS'

Differences over Syria have been a long time source of tension between Washington and Ankara . Turkey claims the YPG is the Syrian wing of the Turkey-based separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and European Union.

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  • Trump speaks with Erdogan on phone over Syria
Trump speaks with Erdogan on phone over Syria

Netanyahu, who now serves as Israel's minister for military affairs, foreign minister and health minister, will be running for his fifth term as prime minister in the upcoming vote. Yair Lapid, leader of the opposition Yesh Atid party, announced earlier on Monday that he was withdrawing his support for the bill. "So if it's too hard, we need elec...

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  • High court won't revivepolicy limiting asylum
High court won't revivepolicy limiting asylum

The administration has sought ways to block thousands of Central American men, women and children travelling in caravans to escape violence and poverty in their home countries from entering the USA, with Trump calling the people in the caravans a national security threat.

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  • Parts of USA gov't shut down after politicians fail to reach deal
Parts of USA gov't shut down after politicians fail to reach deal

On Wednesday, lawmakers approved a stopgap spending bill that would keep federal agencies open until February 8 next year, but the agreement did not include funding for the wall Trump wants to construct along the Mexican border. Roughly 420,000 workers were deemed essential and will work unpaid just days before Christmas . "I was last paid a wee...

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  • Colorado woman likely killed at home; fiance charged
Colorado woman likely killed at home; fiance charged

Patrick Frazee was seen in handcuffs after authorities executed an arrest warrant, sources told ABC News . District Attorney Dan May says formal charges are pending and could take as long as 10 days to file. "That's the last time Kelsey was seen", he said. Investigators who went to Berreth's home found cinnamon rolls in the kitchen and both o...

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  • Trump vows veto of wall-less spending bill
Trump vows veto of wall-less spending bill

Without resolution, more than 800,000 federal workers would face furloughs or be forced to work without pay, disrupting government operations days before Christmas. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., confirmed late Tuesday his office was preparing legislation to keep the government funded, likely into February. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, the curren...

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  • Der Spiegel sacks star journalist for falsifying articles 'on a grand scale'
Der Spiegel sacks star journalist for falsifying articles 'on a grand scale'

Other false stories by Relotius reportedly include an article a Yemeni prisoner in Guantanamo Bay and a piece about National Football League star Colin Kaepernick . In his confession to his employer, he said: "It wasn't because of the next big thing". It's unclear whether Relotius fabricated stories for other major German outlets that publishe...

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  • Russia builds new barracks on disputed islands near Japan; Tokyo protests
Russia builds new barracks on disputed islands near Japan; Tokyo protests

Japanese government spokesperson Yoshihide Suga said that Tokyo had used diplomatic channels to submit a formal protest with Russian Federation and it would continue negotiations to resolve the issue and sign a peace treaty between the two countries.

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  • Embattled Trump Foundation forced to dissolve itself under court supervision
Embattled Trump Foundation forced to dissolve itself under court supervision

Underwood also said in her statement that she believed there was a "shocking pattern of illegality" within the foundation. NY filed a lawsuit last spring accusing the foundation of operating like an extension of Trump's businesses and political campaign.

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  • Two ex-associates of Michael Flynn charged with lobbying for Turkey
Two ex-associates of Michael Flynn charged with lobbying for Turkey

Special counsel Robert Mueller , who is overseeing an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and any potential cooperation between the Trump campaign and that country, has rejected the argument that Flynn was tricked into the myriad of lies he has been accused of.

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  • UK PM to warn against 'damage' of second Brexit vote
UK PM to warn against 'damage' of second Brexit vote

In a series of high profile interventions into the Brexit debate Mr Blair has insisted that a majority of MPs may decide a second referendum is the only way out of parliamentary gridlock on European Union withdrawal. "We're actually becoming more divided on this subject than perhaps we were two-and-a-half years ago and that's why I think a se...

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  • North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

In a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency, the North praised Trump for his "willingness" to improve relations with Pyongyang , but said the U.S. demands as "gangster-like". North Korea has broadcasted warning messages at the NLL, and has not shut the blast doors that protect the regime's artillery, Shin said, adding the North cou...

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  • The Latest Developments Involving Manafort And Flynn In Mueller's Investigation
The Latest Developments Involving Manafort And Flynn In Mueller's Investigation

The special counsel investigating whether Trump's 2016 Republican presidential campaign coordinated with Russian Federation has said Flynn was so helpful that he was entitled to avoid time behind bars, even though sentencing guidelines recommend up to six months in prison.

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  • Nancy Pelosi set to become House speaker after deal with party rebels
Nancy Pelosi set to become House speaker after deal with party rebels

He touted his administration's efforts to deter illegal border crossings, praising Border Patrol officers and the military for doing a "FANTASTIC job" and claiming that "Our Southern Border is now Secure and will remain that way". The Democratic leaders have offered the president $1.3 billion for his border project. Migrants return to Mexico afte...

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  • May confirms Brexit vote postponed
May confirms Brexit vote postponed

The move thrusts Britain's exit from the European Union into turmoil, with possible options including a disorderly no-deal Brexit , another referendum on EU membership, or a last minute renegotiation of Mrs May's deal with Brussels. Summing up May's meeting with Merkel , the prime minister's official spokesman said: 'The Prime Minister set out ...

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  • UK PM Theresa May says she will step down before 2022 election
UK PM Theresa May says she will step down before 2022 election

As part of her agreement with her party, she's already agreed to step down prior to the next general election , so they have no leverage over her by way of threatening to remove her. While they refused to reopen negotiations on the Withdrawal Agreement , they have said further assurances can be offered on the political declaration .

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  • Canada 'deeply concerned' after China detains former diplomat
Canada 'deeply concerned' after China detains former diplomat

By agreeing to act as "sureties", the five people commit to ensuring she doesn't flee and abides by other bail terms. Australia, New Zealand and the United States have long regarded Huawei with suspicion because, although independent, it is susceptible to pressure from the Chinese Communist Party.

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