• Central to the Brexit debacle: What is the Irish border backstop?
Central to the Brexit debacle: What is the Irish border backstop?

The 230-vote margin of defeat for Mrs May's Brexit deal in the House of Commons was the largest defeat for a government in parliamentary history. Pressed on how the government could possibly avoid mandatory checks on the border to protect the single market, Varadkar said that was for Brexiters who voted against May's deal to sort out.

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  • Two U.S. soldiers reportedly among 14 killed after bombing in Syria
Two U.S. soldiers reportedly among 14 killed after bombing in Syria

Some noted how ill-timed his speech was, considering just hours earlier ISIS terrorists claimed responsibility for an explosion in Manbij , Syria that killed American troops during a routine patrol. Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency, citing unnamed local sources, said a number of U.S. soldiers were injured in the blast and that the USA milita...

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  • Trump’s attorney-general nominee pledges to shield Mueller’s Russian Federation probe
Trump’s attorney-general nominee pledges to shield Mueller’s Russian Federation probe

Barr said he believed that "the Russians interfered or attempted to interfere" with the 2016 presidential election and that it was important to get to the bottom of the matter. In the memo, Barr argues that it could be disastrous for the presidency and the Justice Department if Mueller concludes that actions the president is legally permitted to ta...

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  • Zimbabwe fuel protests: MDC opposition office torched
Zimbabwe fuel protests: MDC opposition office torched

Nkululeko Sibanda, spokesman for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, said their headquarters in Harare was attacked late in the evening. Other measures which Mnangagwa announced to ease the economic pressure include what he said was "a package of measures" to cushion its workers, until a full review of cost of living adjustment pac...

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  • Cruz: People outside DC are not concerned with Russian Federation investigation
Cruz: People outside DC are not concerned with Russian Federation investigation

Trump also condemned the question of whether he was a Russian asset when he was asked about it on Saturday during a call in to Jeanine Pirro's Fox News show. President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr , meets with Senate Judiciary Committee member and Trump confidant Sen. Since the report emerged, Trump has attacked the Fed...

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  • Trump's 'Wounded Knee' tweet over Warren sparks anger
Trump's 'Wounded Knee' tweet over Warren sparks anger

The president said the video would have been a hit if she stuck to her ancestral heritage and did the streaming with her husband dressed in "Indian" clothes. Twitter users were quick to call out the President for racism and demand the Tweet be removed. Trump has reveled in nicknaming Warren "Pocahontas".

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  • Government makes last-ditch appeal for Brexit vote backing
Government makes last-ditch appeal for Brexit vote backing

With the time it has bought, the government can pursue a new plan, but it will still be working towards a deadline to resolve the same deep political divisions over what Brexit should look like", said Haralambous. "In our view, the longer this political deadlock lasts, the higher the probability of a second referendum to break it and give the...

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  • New Polls: Majorities Blame Trump And GOP For Shutdown, Oppose Border Wall
New Polls: Majorities Blame Trump And GOP For Shutdown, Oppose Border Wall

A US Republican senator close to President Donald Trump has urged him to temporarily reopen the government for talks as Transportation Security Administration (TSA) staff absences closed an worldwide airport concourse during the record 23-day shutdown.

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  • Syria shoots downs ‘most of Israeli missiles’ fired towards Damascus: State media
Syria shoots downs ‘most of Israeli missiles’ fired towards Damascus: State media

Shortly after 11PM, Syrian media began reporting that explosions were being heard throughout Damascus , along with simultaneous reports from Lebanon claiming there was an abundance of Israeli fighter jets operating in the region. Al Kisweh has been hit by Israel at least three times before, with a large-scale raid carried out last May. Israel sa...

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  • United States warns Turkey of economic 'devastation' if it hits Kurd forces
United States warns Turkey of economic 'devastation' if it hits Kurd forces

Erdoğan lashed out at Bolton's remarks by indicating that Turkey can not accept the US condition of protecting YPG terrorists . " Terrorists can't be your partners & allies". The two countries, along with Iran had also initiated a deal for an evacuation from Aleppo in late 2016 after the Assad regime took control of the city.

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  • 3 people killed, 2 dozen others injured as bus crashes into shelter
3 people killed, 2 dozen others injured as bus crashes into shelter

Three people died; two were believed to have been on the bus, and one person was waiting on the platform. Police Chief Charles Bordeleau would not say why she was arrested rather than submitting to questions voluntarily. Officials from Transport Canada and Ontario's Ministry of Transportation are also investigating. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson t...

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  • United States troops begin withdrawing from Syria
United States troops begin withdrawing from Syria

USA defense officials said the withdrawal was only of certain types of gear, and not troops. The official told CBS News senior national security correspondent David Martin that equipment had begun moving out earlier this week. But Bolton said Friday during a radio interview that talks are ongoing between the US military and Turkey regarding the...

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  • Saudi teen Alqunun leaves Thailand for Canada to seek asylum
Saudi teen Alqunun leaves Thailand for Canada to seek asylum

Qunun was initially denied entry to Thailand when she arrived at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport on Saturday, intending to fly from there to Australia to seek asylum. "Australia too said it might offer sanctuary". She said had been confined inside a hotel room at the airport, under the guard of men she said were from the Saudi embassy and Kuwa...

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  • FBI Investigated Whether Trump Was Working For Russia
FBI Investigated Whether Trump Was Working For Russia

Comey spoke after a spurt of anti-FBI tweets from the president in December alleged that the investigative body abused its powers in probing his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and his former national security adviser Michael Flynn .

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  • USA election 2020: The Democrat candidates who are running for president
USA election 2020: The Democrat candidates who are running for president

Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens dismissed Gabbard's White House announcement, saying that the Hawaii Democrat has no voter base. She has advocated cutting U.S. aid to Pakistan and pressuring it to end its support global terrorism. California senator Kamala Harris , New Jersey senator Cory Booker and Vermont senator Be...

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  • 'Chinese, Polish nationals' arrested in Poland for 'spying'
'Chinese, Polish nationals' arrested in Poland for 'spying'

Security services searched their homes and the offices of Huawei and Orange Polska, the Polish business of French mobile operator Orange SA. Polish state television TVP reported that the men have proclaimed their innocence, but Zaryn said he could not confirm that.

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  • Outrage over photo of school children 'split up by race'
Outrage over photo of school children 'split up by race'

Another parent said she was "pi**** off" by the picture, saying white parents had been thanking the teacher for the image in the WhatsApp group but no-one had brought up the separation. "It is our firm view that schools, through its education ethos, have the role to instil values of dignity, respect, equality and tolerance for our learners".

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  • 13-year-old Wisconsin girl missing since October found alive
13-year-old Wisconsin girl missing since October found alive

The Barron County Sheriff's Department could not give any more details in the case but is planning a press briefing Friday. "A lot of people were very concerned, did a lot of praying and all that", he said. 'I honestly had faith. "She saw this girl screaming 'help me, help me, '" Kasinskas said. The phone at the Douglas County Sheriff's Offic...

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  • Setbacks for May as MPs debate Brexit before historic vote
Setbacks for May as MPs debate Brexit before historic vote

He also took a swipe at Commons Speaker John Bercow, who he said was "willing to frustrate the government at every opportunity". As MPs prepared to embark on the second day of the resumed debate on Mrs May's Brexit deal, Mr Clark said he would support a series of "indicative votes" to establish what sort of agreement could command a majority in...

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  • Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting charged in separate case
Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting charged in separate case

Donald Trump Jr, the President's son, has said he agreed to the meeting after being promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton , Mr Trump's Democratic opponent. The investigation in question pertained to suspected money laundering that may have involved a Russian businessman and his investment firm. But according to sources associated wit...

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