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US House Democrats challenge Trump on shutdown

The House of Representatives first voted on Thursday to approve a stopgap spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would not allocate any new wall funding, in a rebuke to the President . It may be a new day and a new Congress, but ...

China mum on detained Canadian, queries status of employer

The three family members, all American citizens, arrived in China in June under USA passports to visit the ailing father of Liu's wife. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies , was arrested December 1 in Vancouver at the ...

United Nations rights office says Saudi trial in Khashoggi case 'not sufficient'

The prosecution also said it was awaiting a response to two formal letters requesting evidence from Turkey, where Khashoggi was murdered inside the kingdom´s Istanbul consulate on October 2 in a case that shocked the world. The murder, which the C...

First two Muslim women sworn into US Congress

Newly elected Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of MI is getting some pushback from fellow lawmakers on Capitol Hill after using a profanity Thursday evening when she said President Donald Trump should be impeached . Another pro-Republican account c...

Rep. Crenshaw: Wall Crucial Part of Border Security

Vice President Mike Pence said "I want to thank you for the strong stand you have taken on border security", adding the administration "is ready to deal , we have an offer on the table". It is being held in the White House's secure "Situation Room...

Kim Jong Un warns 'Washington not to test North Korean's patience'

Mr Kim was referring to his summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June, when he said he had "fruitful talks" and "exchanged constructive ideas". "U.S. negotiators should move decisively in the new year to find out how far Kim is wil...

North Korean leader vows to visit Seoul: Cheong Wa Dae

In recent months, South Korean fan clubs of the leader have reportedly sprung up as the South anticipates frequent visits from as ties warm up between the two countries. Kim said in the letter that he was sorry his visit to Seoul did not take place ...

Elizabeth Warren takes major step toward a 2020 presidential run

Warren's criticism of Trump's trade policies, erosion of consumer protections, and openness to authoritarian regimes has drawn his attention, and his disdain. Warren's Native American heritage has been heavily scrutinized since she released a DNA r...

USA spy captured in Moscow

Russia's Tass news agency said Whelan faces between 10 and 20 years in jail if found guilty. "Russia's obligations under the Vienna Convention require them to provide consular access", the State Department said. Tensions between Moscow and Washin...

Alberta teacher Sarah McIver returned to Canada after arrest in China

The appellate court ruled that the jail sentence handed down by the lower court was "obviously inappropriate" because Schellenberg is accused of "playing an important role" in what may be an worldwide drug smuggling ring, the court's announcement sai...

White House chief: Trump not building a 'wall'

Asked on Sunday if the President will sign or veto a bill that Democrats pass, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told CNN's Dana Bash on " State of the Union " that "it depends what's in it", but added that Trump is "ready to negotiate".

Trump threatens to seal US-Mexico border if wall is not built

Opponents, especially in the Democratic party but also some in Trump's Republican party, say that a physical wall is impractical and that the idea is being used as a political tool to whip up xenophobia in Trump's right-wing voter base. "Nancy Pelo...

Mulvaney: Pelosi stalling shutdown talks over House speaker bid

Any formula to fully fund the USA government will have to be approved by both houses of Congress and signed by Trump . "He canceled his plans for Christmas, now he's canceled his plans for New Year's", Mulvaney said. Representative Hakeem Jeffries...

Trump makes surprise visit to USA troops in Iraq

Similarly, the Bina parliamentary bloc denounced Trump's trip to Iraq , saying, it was "a flagrant and clear violation of diplomatic norms and shows his disdain and hostility in his dealings with the Iraqi government". In Iraq following the visit, p...

Trump Returns to U.S. from Surprise Trip to Iraq

The president reportedly said that he has "no plans at all" to remove US troops from Iraq, but is planning to remove USA troops from Syria and Afghanistan . "A lot of people are going to come around to my way of thinking", Trump said of his decisi...

MSNBC Panelist Attacks Trump For Visiting Troops In Iraq

He said that's a job that should be shouldered by other rich nations - reiterating his America First policies and an ideology that challenges America's roles as global cop. All of roughly 2,000 American troops were ordered out of Syria, Fox News was...

US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Surgery

The nodules on her lung were found during X-rays and other tests Ginsburg had after she fractured ribs in a fall in her Supreme Court office on November 7, the court said. No additional treatment is now planned, it said. The two malignant nodules...

Guatemalan boy detained at border dies in U.S. custody

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died earlier this month after being apprehended by border agents. He said the order will focus on children under 10. U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday the partial government shutdown would not end until he...

Mattis Signs Order to Withdraw US Troops From Syria

While Mattis' resignation followed Trump's announcement that he would soon pull all of the approximately 2,000 USA troops out of Syria, officials said that the resignation was the result of an accumulation of disagreements. "Some thought I shouldn'...

Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held Syrian town

But Trump, who was irked by the attention given to Mattis' letter, said Deputy Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan would take over on an acting basis from 1 January. He added the troop withdrawal endangers Kurdish fighters, who were instrumental i...

White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

Republican and Democratic senators alike expressed grave concern about Mattis's departure, which was spurred by Trump's decision to pull us troops from Syria, despite the objections of military leaders and his own defense secretary. President Donal...

United States government shutdown could stretch to Thursday

The President, determined to get $5 billion for his proposed border wall between the USA and Mexico, has flip-flopped between taking credit for the shutdown and blaming Democrats . Those deemed "essential" are spared but employees of the rest (aro...

Colorado police arrest fiance of woman who disappeared

Earlier this week, investigators were seen again at Frazee's ranch and conducted a second search of Berreth's home . But authorities declined to say whether they had found the body of Kelsey Berreth , 29, what led to the arrest of Patrick Michael...

U.S. Indicts Two Chinese Hackers on Economic Espionage Charges

Regardless of any actual crimes they may have committed, the charges brought against China's hackers Thursday will undoubtedly play a role in the negotiations. "We want China to cease its illegal cyber activities and honor its commitment to the world...

Bill O’Reilly Slammed for Tweet on Ginsburg After Surgery

Arberg said that according to the thoracic surgeon, Dr. Valerie Rusch , "both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant". ( Ginsburg cracked three ribs after falling in her office, the Associated Press reported, forcing her to...

Trump Says Shutdown 'Totally Up To The Democrats'

Mr. Trump's veto vow sent House Republicans scrambling . GOP leaders - who didn't think they could get a majority of votes for the border wall - sweetened the bill by adding nearly $8 billion in disaster relief money, to help areas in the So...

First Step clears first hurdle in Senate in win for Trump

An inmate stands at his cell door at a maximum security facility in Arizona. "The First Step Act", Grassley said, "takes lessons from history and from states - our laboratories of democracy - to reduce crime, save taxpayer dollars and strengthen fa...

Corbyn denies calling May 'stupid woman'

A few hours later, after consulting what he called "lip speakers" Bercow told MPs that nobody could know for sure what Corbyn said and his denial must be accepted. The angry scenes will do little to help the prime minister secure the cross-party agre...

Stopgap spending bill looks like more business as usual

The White House suggested earlier on Thursday that Trump was not on-board with the critical spending agreement because it lacked billions of dollars for "steel slats or a wall" at the Mexican border. "Boy, we can't have government shutdown ". Th...

Flynn associate arrested on illegal lobbying charges

Flynn's former partner, Bijan Rafiekian , was indicted on two criminal counts in the Eastern District of Virginia, including conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, according to an indictment unsealed on Monday. Alptekin, who holds ...

Turkey's planned Syria operation 'grave concern'

Mattis also used the informal session to announce that small units from among the estimated 2,000 US troops in Syria would move north to set up observation posts near the Turkey-Syria border. The alarming statements from Erdogan marked the latest s...

Accused Russian agent pleads guilty to conspiracy

As part of the plea agreement , she is expected to cooperate with prosecutors during an ongoing investigation, according to USA media reports . Nevertheless, with a guilty plea , Butina became the first Russian citizen to be convicted of working...

Labour plan to 'throw kitchen sink' to force May into Brexit vote

Less than four months before Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, the country's exit is in chaos. "This Government is a farce, the Tory party is in chaos, the Prime Minister is a disgrace", Scottish National Party leader Ian Bl...

Theresa May postpones Brexit deal vote

MPs could now have to wait until January 21, 2019 to vote on the government's beleaguered deal, May announced in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon. She spoke with presidents Donald Tusk, Jean-Claude Juncker, she spoke with Leo Varadkar, she sp...

European Union says it won’t budge on Brexit deal amid chaos in Britain

The threshold of 48 letters calling for a leadership vote from Tory MPs was passed, triggering a vote of no confidence. It comes days after May postponed a vote to approve the divorce deal to avoid all-but-certain defeat in the House. But the BBC's ...

Finance minister slams France’s ‘yellow vest’ protests as disaster for economy

Gregory Caray, owner of two furniture shops in the heart of Paris , said he was relieved to see that his shop had not been vandalised, but the protective wooden boards over its windows were plastered with graffiti. (AFP photo)Prime Minister Edouar...

Trump considering 4 to be next chief of staff

Ayers , who has young triplets, had long planned to leave the administration at the end of the year, and had only agreed to serve in an interim basis through next spring. President Trump says White House chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job...

Trump chooses army general to lead Joint Chiefs of Staff

Mr. Trump re-nominated him in 2017 for a second term. Investigators working with special counsel Robert Mueller have grilled White House chief of staff John Kelly as part of their investigation into whether President Donald Trump has been attempt...

Huawei CFO Wanted by United States for Fraud, Bail Hearing Told

Two state-run media outlets in China have come out with blistering attacks on the U.S. related to the arrest in recent days of Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou , who faces extradition here, saying the arrest is just a backdoor way for the USA to try to...

Facebook allowed tech firms special access to user data, documents show

A UK Parliament committee accused Facebook on Wednesday of cutting special deals with some advertisers to give them more access to data as it released 250 pages worth of documents on the tech giant's internal discussions about the value of users' p...

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Who is Libyan National Army leader Khalifa Hifter?

Both the Libyan National Army and the United Nations -backed government have various militias supporting them. The moves, supported by statements from official LNA sources that ...

US Congress subpoenas Trump White House for full Mueller report

House Judiciary Committee and as much information as possible to the public. In four-page summary of Mr Mueller's report on March 24, Mr Barr wrote that the special counsel...

USA defense chief hints Turkey will drop S-400 bid

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu appeared unmoved by the USA threats, saying the purchase of the S-400 system "is a done deal". The US is at an inflexion point in a yea...

France and Ireland ‘in solidarity’ over Brexit

Speaking in Paris after talks there with Mr Varadkar yesterday, French President Emmanuel Macron said: "I'm fully aware of the tremendous difficulties such a situation would brin...

White House Claims Trump’s Serious About Border Shutdown

Auto companies have privately warned the White House in recent days it would lead to the idling of U.S. auto plants within days because they rely on prompt deliveries of component...

Woman attending University of SC was stabbed to death, coroner says

Police have arrested 24-year-old Nathaniel D. Rowland on charges of murder and kidnapping, Holbrook said. At about 1.30am on Friday, authorities say, Josephson got separated from...

Turkey's Erdogan says ruling AKP to 'correct shortcomings' after losing Ankara

For his supporters, Erdogan remains the strong leader they believe Turkey needs and they tout the country's economic development over the years he and the AKP have been in powe...

PM should 'look closely' at customs union Brexit, says minister

In the last round, 188 MPs voted for this plan and 283 voted against. Time is of the essence, we have got Brexit to deliver. Lawmakers rejected her Brexit deal with the Euro...

Linda McMahon is leaving the Small Business Administration

McMahon, who joined Trump in speaking to reporters, thanked the president and discussed the work she did for the Small Business Administration. "She did a terrific job for Presid...

International Red Cross ready for Venezuela humanitarian aid operation

If Vladimir Putin decides to establish or expand any kind of operations there, the United States would consider the move to be a "direct threat" to worldwide peace, Reuters rep...

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Hamas backs Egypt proposal for calm on Israel border

Hamas backs Egypt proposal for calm on Israel border

Israeli forces opened live fire and tear gas canisters toward Palestinians who gathered near the barbed-wire fence between Gaza and Israel to the east and north of the Strip to t...

House Democrats Fail To Override Trump’s Veto On Border Crisis

House Democrats Fail To Override Trump’s Veto On Border Crisis

Tuesday's vote seems certain to fail, which means his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border would stand. Trump declared the national emergency on February 15...

House introduces climate bill the day after Senate rejects Green New Deal

House introduces climate bill the day after Senate rejects Green New Deal

Angus King of ME , who caucuses with Democrats, joined all 53 Senate Republicans in opposing the climate plan. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Democrats, also ...

Islamabad Says Shares 'International Outrage' Over US Decision on Golan Heights

Islamabad Says Shares 'International Outrage' Over US Decision on Golan Heights

In a statement, Saudi Arabia described the Golan Heights as "occupied Syrian Arab land in accordance with the relevant worldwide resolutions". "Annexation of territory by fo...

India Shoots Down Satellite in Space; Modi Hails Major Breakthrough

India Shoots Down Satellite in Space; Modi Hails Major Breakthrough

The country is now developing a plan to launch a manned space mission in 2022. "Space is a place where people should have the freedom to operate", Shanahan told a small group of...