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United Kingdom proving doubters wrong on Brexit, says defiant May

United Kingdom proving doubters wrong on Brexit, says defiant May

Writing in two Sunday newspapers, May also struck a defiant note and said her Brexit plans won't be "derailed" by anti-Brexit campaigners. The EU's guidelines for the next phase of Brexit talks were set out in Brussels on Friday, after leaders of the 27 other member states agreed to move on to the second stage of the process covering a transitional period and early talks on future trade. Read More

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Sydney man charged with acting as an agent for North Korea

It is the first time a charge of this kind has been leveled against anyone in Australia. The alleged economic agent has breached Australian and United Nations laws. "But we estimate that if these trades were successful we're talking tens of millions of dollars", he told reporters in Sydney. "This is black market 101", said Gaughan to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation . Read More

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Who can replace Jacob Zuma as ANC's leader?

Who can replace Jacob Zuma as ANC's leader?

Zuma, whose reign has been marred by graft scandals, will step down as ANC chief at the conference but will remain head of state until general elections in 2019. African National Congress (ANC) presidential nominee Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on 5 December 2017. "We need to take out this item from the conference agenda as quickly as possible", ANC spokesman Kodwa told radio station 702 on Friday. Read More

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U.S. complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen: Iran's Zarif

U.S. complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen: Iran's Zarif

He praised U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley's December 14 presentation at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling here that highlighted Iran's illegal arms program. Washington has made such allegations against Iran while it provided Saudi Arabia with cluster bombs that kill Yemeni civilians, and supported the Saudi's blockade on the impoverished country, Zarif was quoted as saying. Read More

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Nazareth mayor 'cancels' Christmas in protest of US Jerusalem decision

Nazareth mayor 'cancels' Christmas in protest of US Jerusalem decision

While not banning the holiday outright, Mayor Ali Salam said that numerous events will be canceled because the president took the "joy" out of the holiday with his political move, Newsweek reported. But tensions in the region bubbled over when Trump announced Jerusalem as the recognized capital of Israel. Trump has also ordered the USA embassy moved from Tel Aviv, though that process is likely to take years. Read More

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Discharged White House Aid Declares 'Black Woman Civil War'

Though she was failing miserably at being Trump's go-to African-American, she was so blinded by her loyalty that she couldn't imagine herself being dumped in the heap alongside Reince Priebus, Anthony Scaramucci and Steve Bannon. The White House did not respond to requests Thursday for a list of how many African-Americans serve in leadership positions at the White House. However, she said that she was not fired , and resigned on her own accord. Read More

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Strong quake hits off the coast of Java

Strong quake hits off the coast of Java

A magnitude 6.5 quake has struck the coast of Indonesia leading the country's disaster management agency to issue a tsunami warning . A strong quake shook the island of Java just before midnight Friday triggering a tsunami warning for parts of the main island's coastline. Read More

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OAP Physically Dragged From Home After Missing Rent Payments

OAP Physically Dragged From Home After Missing Rent Payments

She told officers several times, "Unless you carry me out of here, I'm not going anywhere", WFTV reported , and officers told her she would be arrested if she didn't leave voluntarily. She was charged with trespassing, according to the police report. Police said they offered Fitzgerald assistance from almost a dozen agencies to avoid arresting her, but she refused, so they had no choice but to place her under arrest for trespassing. Read More

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Russian President Vladimir Putin orders forces to start pulling out of Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders forces to start pulling out of Syria

Exact numbers going, or remaining, were not disclosed. According to member of the Association of Military Political Scientists, Andrei Koshkin, Putin's remarks about the future targeted the political forces that oversee terrorists. Putin said the Russian military, with the backing of Russian airpower, is close to regaining control of all of Syria and the goals of the Russian military had been met for the most part. Read More

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GOP grills Rosenstein on bias in Mueller probe

GOP grills Rosenstein on bias in Mueller probe

When asked at one point by the committee's ranking Democrat whether he had any good cause for firing Mueller, he replied: "No". William GoodlatteRosenstein to testify before House Judiciary Committee next week Conservative pressure on Sessions grows Clock ticking down on NSA surveillance powers MORE (R-Va.) charged Wednesday that recent text messages provided to the House Judiciary Committee demonstrate "extreme" political bias of FBI officials participating in the special counsel's ... Read More

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United States military chopper drops window frame on to Okinawa school grounds

United States military chopper drops window frame on to Okinawa school grounds

One student suffered minor injuries as stones were flicked into the air when the metal-framed window hit the ground this morning. The window was about 35 inches in length and width, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK. Marine Corps said in a press release. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga expressed concern during a press conference with reporters. Just last week, a plastic part thought to belong to a US military aircraft landed on the roof of a local day care, leading to ... Read More

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Trump Was 'Misinterpreted' in Twitter Feud With May, US Ambassador Says

Trump Was 'Misinterpreted' in Twitter Feud With May, US Ambassador Says

Woody Johnson told the BBC on Monday night that the disagreement was "probably misinterpreted". Asked if he was expecting Mr Trump to visit in the New Year, Mr Johnson said: " Absolutely, I think he will come , I hope he will come". Downing Street has said Mrs May wants to speak to the USA president by telephone, but weeks later the call has still not taken place. In June, Trump criticised the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, for his response to the London Bridge terror attack, misquoting ... Read More

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Austria: At least 1 dead, 21 injured in gas hub blast

Austria: At least 1 dead, 21 injured in gas hub blast

Snam said the Austrian authorities had authorised the resumption of gas transportation operations. FT reports that "in Italy, day-ahead gas prices nearly doubled, while Dutch prices also rose sharply". "There is still plenty of storage across Europe to cope with this", energy consultant Massimo Di-Odoardo told the FT. One third of Russian gas exports to Europe run through Baumgarten an der March. Read More

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Amnesty accuses European Union of complicity in human rights violations in Libya

Amnesty accuses European Union of complicity in human rights violations in Libya

Europe has been complicit in human rights abuses committed by Libyan authorities against refugees and migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Tens of thousands are kept indefinitely in overcrowded detention centers where they are subjected to systematic abuse", said John Dalhuisen , Amnesty International's Europe Director. Read More

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Ambition: I want to be the best Egyptian ever - Salah

Ambition: I want to be the best Egyptian ever - Salah

A stunning strike in Sunday's Merseyside Derby brought the Egyptian's goal tally for the campaign to a staggering 19 with 13 of those coming in the Premier League . I had a very good start with the team, and also the manager [Jurgen Klopp]. Salah and Liverpool will play West Brom at 9am Thursday in the English Premier League . Read More

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Texas A&M lineman threatened to kill people with rifle

Texas A&M lineman threatened to kill people with rifle

Henderson, 23, was a passenger. The report states that the senior defensive lineman has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon -a second-degree felony that could result in two to 20 years in prison - as well as third-degree felony of tampering with evidence and a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession of less than two ounces. Read More

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USA soldier who defected to North Korea dies

USA soldier who defected to North Korea dies

After being sentenced to 30 days for desertion, Jenkins was released and joined his family on Sado island, Soga's hometown. Jenkins and their daughters followed in 2004. But one bright spot in his life was Ms Soga, who was abducted from Japan to teach North Korean spies her language. "I wasn't letting her go", he told CBS. Read More

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Saakashvili calls on Ukrainian to join Impeachment March on Dec 10

Saakashvili calls on Ukrainian to join Impeachment March on Dec 10

Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said the 49-year-old anti-corruption campaigner was arrested on charges of trying to stage a coup sponsored by Russian Federation. He won the subsequent presidential elections and was in office from 2004 to 2013. The saga threatens to embarrass the pro-Western leadership in Kiev , although Saakashvili's party, which is now seeking to unseat Poroshenko at the ballot box, does not have nationwide support, opinion polls show. Read More

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White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'

White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'

Questions about Trump's oral health cropped up after people pointed out that the president appeared to be struggling to deliver his final words during Wednesday's speech. Trump, now 70, was the oldest president ever elected when he took the oath of office in January. President Donald Trump will undergo a physical exam next year and he will make the results public as presidents have done in the past. Read More

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Eminem Releases Powerful New Song

Eminem Releases Powerful New Song "Untouchable": Stream

In the punk rock-inspired track, Eminem , 45, raps, "Black boy, black boy, we ain't gonna lie to you/Black boy, black boy, we don't like the sight of you/Pull on the side of you/Window rolled down, profile". The image features a picture of Eminem with his head in his hands, with a the U.S. flag over the top. Eminem took on Trump once again in a new feature with Interview magazine , which saw the rapper being interviewed by Elton John . Read More

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Perdue helps Salvation Army spread Christmas cheer for local kids

Perdue helps Salvation Army spread Christmas cheer for local kids

It'll be from 10 a.m.to Noon and from 1 p.m.to 3 p.m.at the Salvation Army office at 234 South 8th Street. The needs and emergencies that are funded through the kettle donations are NOT just during the holiday season. "The money stays in this area", said Benner. The UAW Local 1112-GM Paint Shop Team earlier this year obtained the wishes of 75 needy children from the Salvation Army. Read More

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Deutsche Bank subpoenaed to provide Trump accounts' data

Deutsche Bank subpoenaed to provide Trump accounts' data

Deutsche Bank, the largest German lender and the force behind multiple Trump projects, received a subpoena several weeks ago, the newspaper Handelsblatt first reported Tuesday. Trump's relationship with Deutsche Bank stretches back some two decades and the roughly $ 300 million he owes to the bank represents almost half of his outstanding debt, according to a July 2016 analysis compiled by Bloomberg news agency. Read More

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Russia Designates 9 US Media Outlets as Foreign Agents

Russia Designates 9 US Media Outlets as Foreign Agents

Under the law, outlets could be required to disclose to Russian authorities details of their funding, editorial policy, financial activities, and management, according to press reports . Earlier, RT, formerly known as Russia Today, was required to register as a "foreign agent", setting off plans to take a similar measure against USA media in Moscow. Read More

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Australia bans foreign donations to political parties after China controversy

Australia bans foreign donations to political parties after China controversy

The Turnbull Government yesterday unveiled the biggest overhaul of espionage and intelligence laws in decades amid growing concerns over global interference in Australia's democracy. The foreign interference offences would target covert, deceptive or threatening actions by foreign actors, the government said. "We have no intention of interfering in Australia's internal affairs or exercising influence in its domestic politics through political donations, " Geng said. Read More

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Plot to kill British PM foiled

Plot to kill British PM foiled

According to the Guardian , the MI5 and police believe the plan kill May would have started with an attack using an improvised bomb at the gates of Downing Street. Police said the pair had meant to launch some sort of improvised explosive device at the prime minister's residence and kill Theresa May in the chaos that followed the explosion, Sky News reported . Read More

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Why link Ram Mandir with elections? PM Modi questions Kapil Sibal

Why link Ram Mandir with elections? PM Modi questions Kapil Sibal

He can argue in court but is it right for him to say postpone hearing till 2019? Is such thinking proper? He also accused the Congress of linking the Ram temple issue with the elections. The Congress distanced itself from Sibal's stand saying it does not represent the party's stand. "The Congress has nothing to do with it". Addressing a press conference in poll-bound Gujarat, BJP president Amit Shah demanded Congress should clear its stand on this. Read More

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Johnny Hallyday Dead: French musical icon dies, aged 74

Johnny Hallyday Dead: French musical icon dies, aged 74

I write these words without believing them, ' she said. Hallyday's wife, Laeticia, 42, confirmed that he died at his home in Marnes-la-Coquette, west of Paris, on Wednesday, following hospital treatment. He later went on to star in movies, including a part in French director Jean-Luc Godard's Detective. He earned critical praise playing a thief in the 2002 film L'Homme du Train ( The Man On the Train ). Read More

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