• Nancy Pelosi Endures Partial Government Shutdown at Luxury Resort in Hawaii
Nancy Pelosi Endures Partial Government Shutdown at Luxury Resort in Hawaii

Trump tweeted Friday that if "Obstructionist Democrats" don't give him the $5 billion he is asking for to build his proposed border wall he will "close the Southern Border entirely". Democrats said the White House offered $2.5 billion for border security, but that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told Vice President Mike Pence it wasn't a...

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  • Egyptian forces 'kill 40' in response to tourist bus attack
Egyptian forces 'kill 40' in response to tourist bus attack

Those attacks were claimed by the Islamic State group. The injured were taken to the nearby Haram hospital, Reuters news agency reports. It said authorities acted after receiving information the suspects were preparing a spate of attacks against state and tourist institutions and churches.

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  • Putin crows as he oversees Russian hypersonic weapons test
Putin crows as he oversees Russian hypersonic weapons test

Russian Federation has obtained a new type of strategic weapon, ' he said. A top Russian official says the nation's new strategic weapon has made any missile defenses useless. "This is a major event in the life of the armed forces and, perhaps, in the life of the country", Putin told his cabinet ministers in televised remarks Wednesday.

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  • Justice 'Recuperating' After Cancer Surgery, Released From Hospital
Justice 'Recuperating' After Cancer Surgery, Released From Hospital

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from a NY hospital after undergoing surgery to remove two malignant growths from her lung. "According to the thoracic surgeon, Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation", the statement continued.

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  • Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdrawal after Trump visit
Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdrawal after Trump visit

The optics of Trump signing items commonly found at his campaign rallies have continued to raise concerns among those who believe that his behavior was not only inappropriate, but also sent the wrong message to service members and the American public.

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  • Girl who talked to Trump still believes in Santa
Girl who talked to Trump still believes in Santa

Stuck in Washington on Christmas morning because of the partial federal government shutdown, Trump displayed little holiday cheer to reporters after a 20-minute video conference with USA troops serving overseas. In addition to the NORAD Tracks Santa program and church services Christmas Eve, Trump participated in another holiday tradition, wish...

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  • Many killed as attackers hit Libya foreign ministry
Many killed as attackers hit Libya foreign ministry

It also condemned the attack on an Afghan government building in Kabul and Tuesday's auto bombing in Iraq's Tal Afar. Libyan officials say a suicide bomber targeted the entrance to the ministry and another was shot dead by guards before he could detonate his explosives.

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  • Lava, ash spew from Italy's Mount Etna
Lava, ash spew from Italy's Mount Etna

Mount Etna - Europe's highest and most active volcano - erupted on Monday, causing a magnitude 3.3 quake and the closure of Sicily's Catania Airport. A video filmed 2,500m (8,200 ft) up the 3,350m volcano showed the fast spread of ash. People on the mountainside were immediately told to evacuate.

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  • Trump makes first visit to US troops in harm's way
Trump makes first visit to US troops in harm's way

And it provides some distraction from a rising tide of domestic political problems, including the government shutdown caused by Trump's row with Congress over funding for a US-Mexico border wall. The president told reporters that he wants Iraq to still be used as a base to stage attacks against the Islamic State if needed - and added that the U.S.

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  • Residents flee brand new tower block as CRACKING sounds suggest imminent collapse
Residents flee brand new tower block as CRACKING sounds suggest imminent collapse

Numerous doors were blocked accordingly, and the police had to break up some of them, so that residents were able to leave the house. A resident told Nine News he heard a loud Bang, as if in the Interior of the building, something is broken.

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  • Erdogan invites Trump to visit Turkey
Erdogan invites Trump to visit Turkey

But the militia has also been a key US ally in the fight against Islamic State in Syria, working with American forces on the ground there. In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey , the PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the USA and the European Union - has been responsible for the death of some 40,000 people,...

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  • Nawaz sentenced to prison in Al-Azizia, acquitted in Flagship reference
Nawaz sentenced to prison in Al-Azizia, acquitted in Flagship reference

This is the first time in Pakistan's history that a closed court verdict has been announced like this, he said. Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case in July , 2017. The court said it had found concrete evidence against Sharif in the Al-Azizia reference, for which he was unable to provide a money trail, repor...

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  • EU, US, Canada demand China release arrested Canadians
EU, US, Canada demand China release arrested Canadians

On December 1, Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telco Huawei - arguably, China's flagship company - was arrested in Canada at the request of the United States. Freeland said she had raised the conditions of the two men's detention when she spoke to China's ambassador to Canada on Friday but did not give details of the conversation.

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  • More tsunamis could hit Indonesia
More tsunamis could hit Indonesia

Church leaders called on Christians to pray for victims of the tsunami . At least 16,000 people have been displaced and about 1,500 injured when the tsunami struck the Indonesian provinces Lampung and Banten late on Saturday, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

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  • Trump To Pull Half Of Troops From Afghanistan
Trump To Pull Half Of Troops From Afghanistan

The US went to war in Afghanistan in 2001 in the wake of the attacks of 11 September, 2001, on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, seeking to oust the Taliban militants harboring Saudi-raised militant Osama bin Laden. "If you're the Taliban, Christmas has come early ", a senior foreign official in the Afghan capital told AFP news agency on th...

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  • US Charges Two Chinese over Alleged State-Sponsored Hacking
US Charges Two Chinese over Alleged State-Sponsored Hacking

The private companies infiltrated by the group are unnamed, which is common in criminal complaints, but include those involved in industrial factory automation, radar technology, oil exploration, IT services, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and computer processor technology.

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  • Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia modifies intelligence service
Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia modifies intelligence service

The Paris-based group, also known by its French acronym RSF , said 63 journalists died in relation to their jobs from January 1 to December 1, 2018, compared to 55 in 2017, as well as four media workers. Saudi Arabia denies Prince Mohammed was involved, but the kingdom did acknowledge after global pressure that the plot was masterminded by Sau...

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  • Taliban welcomes partial United States withdrawal from Afghanistan
Taliban welcomes partial United States withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Taliban have little incentive to agree to any deal quickly, particularly now that Trump has clearly demonstrated a desire to get out-regardless of the cost. troops stationed in Syria are withdrawn. He told reporters that ISIS inhabited just one percent of the territory they once held thanks to the success of the US -led campaign but sti...

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  • Judge says Trump's ex-security chief Michael Flynn sold country out
Judge says Trump's ex-security chief Michael Flynn sold country out

Flynn is so far the only member of Trump's administration to plead guilty to a crime uncovered during Mueller's wide-ranging probe, which has so far ensnared 32 individuals and three Russian firms. The court briefly recessed. Dershowitz argued that because the agents already know the information that Flynn ended up lying to them about - they ha...

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  • Trump cranks up the heat amid threat of government shutdown, Mattis resignation
Trump cranks up the heat amid threat of government shutdown, Mattis resignation

While Trump made the promise of building a border wall a fixture of his 2016 election campaign, it is not a top-tier priority for most Americans. This is the third shutdown in 2018 - the first time in 40 years there has been three government shutdowns in one calendar year.

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