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Speaking on the topic of Kerch Strait incident , the Russian strongman said that Moscow plans to present the evidence of Kiev's provocative actions in Black Sea down in form of legal documents. He said he would wait for the results of a report from his national security team before deciding. For Trump, there was no escape from the lengthening shadow of the USA investigation over Russian meddling in his 2016 election, which is now reaching into his business affairs.
  • Tijuana Mayor Says Migrant Caravan Organisers Should Face Criminal Charges

    Tijuana Mayor Says Migrant Caravan Organisers Should Face Criminal Charges

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    The Border Patrol office in San Diego said via Twitter that pedestrian crossings have been suspended at the San Ysidro port of entry at both the East and West facilities. "We won't raise taxes tomorrow to pay for today's problem". US authorities say assailants threw a "hail of rocks" at Border Patrol agents in the Sunday chaos that erupted during a protest against USA asylum laws, striking four who escaped serious injury.
  • Russians warn: Civil conflict possible in whole of Ukraine

    Russians warn: Civil conflict possible in whole of Ukraine

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    Adrian Karatnycky of the Atlantic Council urges us to build up USA naval forces in the Black Sea, send anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles to Ukraine, ratchet up sanctions on Russia, threaten to expel her from the SWIFT system of global bank transactions, and pressure Europe to cancel the Russians' Nord Stream 2 and South Stream oil pipelines into Europe.
  • Trade ties in G20 summit spotlight

    Trade ties in G20 summit spotlight

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    After imposing punishing tariffs on Chinese goods and threatening more to come in January, Trump also has China in his sights as he prepares to meet President Xi Jinping on the G20 margins. The pair discussed trade, co-operation in the Pacific, and the security situations in Iran and North Korea. "We'll see what happens". Asked about the European concerns, a U.S.
  • "We Regret US Decision": Russia After Trump Cancels Talks With Putin

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    Speaking to reporters at the White House, he said that while China was interested in striking a deal, "I don't know if I want to do it" and "I like the deal we have now". Russian Federation continues to hold three Ukrainian naval vessels and more than 20 sailors they seized last weekend in the Black Sea. "The incident in the Black Sea happened, it is a border incident, no more".
  • Modi pursues yoga diplomacy at Argentina G20 summit

    Modi pursues yoga diplomacy at Argentina G20 summit

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    Vladimir Putin may also get a similar grilling over the Sea of Azov conflict where on Sunday Russia fired three Ukrainian navy ships and seized the vessels along with 24 Ukrainian seamen . Some administration officials have been arguing that hitting allies such as the European Union and Japan with tariffs at the same time as Trump is soliciting their help in taking on China would be counter-productive.
  • Nooses found at MS state capitol on eve of special election

    Nooses found at MS state capitol on eve of special election

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    They said, 'Put this cap on. "They're not putting Elvis". "The contribution was made in connection with an event that Major League Baseball lobbyists were asked to attend", an Major League Baseball spokesperson told USA Today Sports . He painted Democrats as a party of "caravans and crime", a reference to the groups of Central American migrants he turned into a midterm issue and the criminal acts he claims - without evidence or supporting data - would follow the groups into the USA if ...
  • Pelosi wins first round: Democrats nominate veteran leader for House speaker

    Pelosi wins first round: Democrats nominate veteran leader for House speaker

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    Ben Ray Lujan, the low-key New Mexico Democrat who helped usher in the majority as chairman of House Democrats' campaign committee. She will need 218 votes to officially be nominated as speaker. The main leaders of the party - Mrs. Pelosi, Rep. Steny Hoyer and Rep. James Clyburn - are all in their 70s and have served as the top-three for over a decade.
  • Dundee and local area placed under flood alert ahead of Storm Diana

    Dundee and local area placed under flood alert ahead of Storm Diana

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    Residents are being warning that there is chance of delays to public transport, some bridges and exposed roads being closed, power cuts, and the possibility of damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs. . Western parts of Britain, including Northern Ireland, south-west England, Scotland and Wales, are expected to bear the brunt of Diana's force on Wednesday.
  • Lion Air Crash: Aircraft Should Have Been Grounded

    Lion Air Crash: Aircraft Should Have Been Grounded

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    He also expressed concern that the plane had not been repaired after those flights. Data from the jetliner crashed in the Java Sea in October showed that the pilots fought with the equipment nearly since the moment Boeing 737 took off as its nose was repeatedly forced down by the malfunctioning sensors.
  • Trump threatens shutdown over border wall funding

    Trump threatens shutdown over border wall funding

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    Trump's push for only a fifth of border wall funding comes as Democrats are set to take the majority in the House in the new year and as illegal immigration soars at the U.S. Sunday's incident began with a march to the border that organizers said would be peaceful. "We'd have to wait more than three months to be called (from the asylum wait-list), and who knows how much longer for our case to be resolved", she said, shaking out her baby's disposable diaper to use it again.
  • Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Poroshenko urges North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to send ships

    Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Poroshenko urges North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to send ships

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    They had been traveling from the Ukrainian port of Odessa, on the Black Sea, to the Ukrainian port of Mariupol on the Sea of Azov. News of missile deployments to Crimea come just a couple of days after a serious naval clash between Russian Federation and Ukraine on Sunday in the Sea of Azov, which is shared territorial waters under a 2003 treaty signed by the two countries.
  • Video shows how Sawmill Fire started

    Video shows how Sawmill Fire started

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    The Forest Service apparently released the video to the Arizona Daily Star as part of the Freedom of Information Act. The Associated Press received the video from the Forest Service on Tuesday. A shocking video, obtained by the Arizona Daily Star , shows the very moment that the deadly Sawmill Fire got started. "Dickey also agreed to make an initial payment of $100,000 toward the restitution judgement and monthly payments thereafter".
  • Video gamer arrested after online player overhears rape, police say

    Video gamer arrested after online player overhears rape, police say

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    A 16-year-old witness told deputies he heard the assault online because Fabian left his mic on during the incident, the newspaper reported. About 15 minutes later, Fabian resumed the game with the other player, police said. She said she attempted to stop the incident four times. An affidavit states that she completed a Sexual Assault Victim Exam which supported that she was abused sexually.
  • White House Christmas decorations finally unveiled

    White House Christmas decorations finally unveiled

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    People had a field day with Melania Trump's traditional Christmas walk in 2017, when she presented a picture of snowy white trees. They were described as scary and referred to as the "hallway of Yuletide murders", "the avenue of blood red trees" and ominous.
  • Gas attack in Aleppo affects dozens

    Gas attack in Aleppo affects dozens

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    Syria's Arab News Agency, SANA , said the alleged chemical attack late Saturday was carried out by "terrorist groups positioned in Aleppo countryside" that fired shells containing toxic gases on three neighborhoods in Syria's largest city.
  • Rain helps douse California fire but slows search crews

    Rain helps douse California fire but slows search crews

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    A search team from Orange County spent Friday combing through ash and debris at a mobile home park in Paradise that had already been searched once by humans and dogs. Officials say three people were found dead and 1,643 structures, a lot of them homes, were destroyed. "The fear is that the rain will drop in intense bursts ", Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the federal Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, said early Sunday.
  • Border Patrol Arrests 42 Migrants While Mexico Deports Others

    Border Patrol Arrests 42 Migrants While Mexico Deports Others

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    Otherwise, Gastelum said the Mexican government has pledged to increase federal law enforcement presence in Tijuana and do everything possible to ensure safety in the city. U.S. helicopters flew low overhead, according to an AFP journalist on the scene. The violent clashes took place near the border crossing separating the Mexican city of Tijuana from San Diego.
  • "Heart" of winter storm system to hit here this evening/overnight

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    A blizzard and winter storm warning was in effect through 6 a.m. on Monday across northeast Missouri and into southeast Wisconsin and northeast IL, including the greater Chicago area. The Chicago Department of Aviation reported early Monday that average departure delays at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport are 77 minutes, and the flight-tracking website FlightAware reported that more than 350 flights headed to or from the USA were canceled.
  • Trump tells Mexico to ship migrants home or see border permanently closed

    Trump tells Mexico to ship migrants home or see border permanently closed

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    The gas reached hundreds of migrants protesting near the border after some of them attempted to get through the fencing and wire separating the two countries. A Facebook page set up for the San Diego "March of Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan" suggests that more than 500 demonstrators attended the event, which was organized by several groups, including the Migrant and Refugee Solidarity Coalition, People Over Profits San Diego and Unión del Barrio.
  • 'All Will Stay in Mexico': Trump Threatens to Close Southern US Border

    'All Will Stay in Mexico': Trump Threatens to Close Southern US Border

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    Sanchez was quoted by the paper as saying that Mexico would allow asylum seekers to stay in the country as a "short-term solution". But her office later issued a statement saying: "There is no agreement of any type between the future federal government of Mexico and that of the United States of America".
  • Associate of Roger Stone in plea talks with Muller

    Associate of Roger Stone in plea talks with Muller

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    Federal investigators want to know whether Stone had advance access to emails hacked from the Democratic Party and the account of John Podesta , campaign chairman of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, and obtained by WikiLeaks . "He has stated publicly that he is being asked over and over to say things he simply does not believe occurred", Smith said. "This could be a really dramatic turn in this case, in this investigation", said Deutch.
  • 1 teen dead, 2 others injured after Alabama mall shooting

    1 teen dead, 2 others injured after Alabama mall shooting

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    The shooting occurred following a fight between an 18-year-old and the 21-year-old shooter according to police. The 12-year-old girl who was struck by the shooter was a bystander during the incidence. "We are working closely with the Hoover Police Department and are grateful for their swift action to contain the situation", said Lindsay Kahn, a spokeswoman for Brookfield Properties, which owns the shopping center.
  • EU's Tusk says Brexit declaration agreed with UK

    EU's Tusk says Brexit declaration agreed with UK

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May says the agreement with the European Commission on the draft political framework on a future relationship represents the "right deal" for Britain. Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), on whom May's Conservatives depend for their majority, has been flexing its muscles, fearing that efforts to avoid a hard border with Ireland will lead to the province drifting apart from the rest of the UK.
  • Karachi attack: Two dead in attack on Chinese consulate

    Karachi attack: Two dead in attack on Chinese consulate

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    In February gunmen killed Chen Zhu, a shipping executive, in the city's posh Zamzama district. Three suspected suicide bombers who attacked the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Friday were killed before they were able to enter the facility, the police chief of the city of Karachi said.
  • Trump Submits Written Answers To Special Counsel Robert Mueller

    Trump Submits Written Answers To Special Counsel Robert Mueller

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    The step is a milestone in the negotiations between Trump's attorneys and special counsel Robert Mueller's team over whether and when the president might sit for an interview. For now, Mueller will comb through Trump's responses, a format with downsides to both parties. Attorney to President Donald Trump and former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani attends the Conference on Iran on May 5, in Washington , D.C.
  • Philippine senators ask Duterte to disclose China energy plan

    Philippine senators ask Duterte to disclose China energy plan

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    Zhao Jianhua, in an interview with Chinese media on Thursday, said that over the last two years, under the guidance of the leaders of the two countries, China-Philippines relations have achieved an overall turnaround, and are moving forward along a fast track.
  • ACLU, others, to challenge Trump policies on asylum seekers

    ACLU, others, to challenge Trump policies on asylum seekers

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    Homeland Security and the Justice Department had written new asylum rules this month banning people who illegally crossed the U.S. -Mexico border from lodging asylum claims, saying it was too much of an enticement to illegal immigration. LEE GELERNT: Congress has specifically said people can apply for asylum regardless of where they enter. Clashing with the USA government is a frightening prospect for migrants.
  • Melania Trump Looks Bold in Dior at Turkey Pardoning Ceremony

    Melania Trump Looks Bold in Dior at Turkey Pardoning Ceremony

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    At this time of the year we reflect on all of the many blessings of our lives", he said , segueing into the order of the day "when a lucky turkey gets a presidential pardon. The turkey that received the official pardon was decided by a vote conducted on the White House website. "Unfortunately, Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount, and we're still fighting with Carrots", Trump said, receiving some light laughter.
  • British, EU leaders meet as Brexit deadline looms

    British, EU leaders meet as Brexit deadline looms

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    The UK and the European Union reached a 585-page draft withdrawal agreement and are fleshing out a far less detailed seven-page declaration on their future relations. It has always been Northern Ireland that bedevilled efforts to negotiate an orderly Brexit, but now another British territory has emerged to haunt the talks: Gibraltar.
  • Ivanka Trump Vs Hillary Clinton Email Scandals

    Ivanka Trump Vs Hillary Clinton Email Scandals

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    But Trump was ultimately dissuaded after White House Counsel Donald McGahn wrote a memo that said Trump risked impeachment as well as defeat in the 2020 presidential election if voters through he had abused his power. Trump has frequently accused Clinton and the foundation created by her husband, former president Bill Clinton, of corruption. But this Times report marks the most explicit account yet of his attempts to use the government to settle scores.
  • Trump Gives A Grade When Asked About Presidential Performance

    Trump Gives A Grade When Asked About Presidential Performance

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    And if I think somebody's acting out of sorts, I will leave, I'll say thank you very much everybody, I appreciate you coming and I will leave. While his time in office has been peppered with controversies, Donald Trump's performance as President has been given an A-plus.
  • American detained in North Korea deported back to USA, official says

    American detained in North Korea deported back to USA, official says

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    FILE - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Pyongyang in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), on October 7, 2018. China and South Korea have a role as mediators in helping ease tensions between the U.S. and the North, but it is up to Trump and Kim to keep negotiations on track.
  • Israeli coalition crisis threatens future of US-led peace plan

    Israeli coalition crisis threatens future of US-led peace plan

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    The Israeli government decision to accept the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, prompted its Minister of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman, to resign . Mr Bennett had threatened to bring down the government if he was not appointed defence minister, a portfolio that was taken by Mr Netanyahu on Sunday.
  • Donald Trump pressed to levy harsh U.S. response to Khashoggi killing

    Donald Trump pressed to levy harsh U.S. response to Khashoggi killing

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    Khashoggi, a Saudi who lived in the United States, was a columnist for the Washington Post and often criticised the royal family. He reaffirmed Saudi support for a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, a long-standing position thrown into question a year ago when the crown prince appeared to back a nascent USA peace plan that aligns with Israel on key issues.
  • Democrats Sign Letter Calling for New House Leadership

    Democrats Sign Letter Calling for New House Leadership

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    Kathleen Rice of NY and California's Linda Sanchez. While the letter represents an obstacle to Pelosi's candidacy, it is by no means a death knell. Numerous freshman Democrats who avoided questions about whether they'd back Pelosi met with her last week, and are now on-record as supporting Pelosi's bid.
  • Trump lashes out at Macron over defence proposal

    Trump lashes out at Macron over defence proposal

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    On Tuesday (local time) - two days after flying home from a two-day visit to France - Trump took to Twitter to post multiple blistering attacks on Macron , France's performance in both world wars and France in general. Discussing the growing dangers from cyber-hacking, meddling in electoral processes and the USA decision to withdraw from a missile treaty, Mr Macron told Europe 1 radio last week Europe needed to "protect itself against China, Russia and even the United States".