• U.S. issues China travel advisory amid increased tensions
U.S. issues China travel advisory amid increased tensions

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were arrested last month as relations between the two countries worsened. Beijing past year appeared to hit back at Washington's travel advice by issuing its own guidance to Chinese coming to the USA, warning of the risk of mass shootings and the high cost of healthcare as well as ...

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  • New Pentagon chief discusses Syria with Pompeo, Bolton
New Pentagon chief discusses Syria with Pompeo, Bolton

Bizarrely, Trump claimed Wednesday during a Cabinet meeting that, "I think I would have been a good general, but who knows?" "ISIS is being dealt one brutal defeat after another", he said at a rally in Florida. Mattis handed in his resignation on December 20 after a series of policy disagreements with Trump, including the president's shock decisi...

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  • In the end, 15 Democrats don't back Pelosi for speaker
In the end, 15 Democrats don't back Pelosi for speaker

The largely party-line votes came after Trump made a surprise appearance at the White House briefing room pledging to keep up the fight for his signature campaign promise. She's no stranger to the role having previously served as Speaker, the US's third highest ranking official, between 2007 to 2011. Democrats have called the wall immoral, ineffe...

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  • Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney as another 'Flake' after lawmaker's criticism
Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney as another 'Flake' after lawmaker's criticism

But Romney said that once in Congress, he intends to defy Trump should he say any hateful, racist, or dishonest comments. Romney, a former MA governor, had criticized Trump before - notably, in a March 2016 speech he called Trump a "phony" and a "fraud" and opposed his bid for the GOP nomination - but later he made peace with the president...

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  • Shutdown Day 12: Lawmakers to hear wall plea at White House
Shutdown Day 12: Lawmakers to hear wall plea at White House

Graham, whose every action should be viewed through the lens of the 2020 primary challenge of which he lives in terror, recently justified his stubbornness by explaining that the wall has become a "metaphor" for "border security", which is (1) not what "metaphor" means and (2) as transparent as a disclosure of one's own terminal vacuousness can get...

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  • Taiwan ‘Will Never Accept’ One Country, Two Systems Deal With China - President
Taiwan ‘Will Never Accept’ One Country, Two Systems Deal With China - President

Ahead of Xi's speech, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday that China must use peaceful means to resolve its differences with Taiwan and respect its democratic values. She stressed that Taiwan has been fulfilling its responsibility in maintaining regional stability for the past two years but has in return received threats from Beijing.

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  • Kim says ready to meet Trump 'anytime,' warns of 'new path'
Kim says ready to meet Trump 'anytime,' warns of 'new path'

Kim said he was willing to meet the USA president at any time, mixing in conciliatory messages with his warnings of conflict to Washington and Seoul in his annual speech where he laid out policy priorities for his isolated and impoverished country.

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  • United States fired tear gas into Mexico early on New Year's Day
United States fired tear gas into Mexico early on New Year's Day

Twenty-five of the migrants, including two teenagers, were arrested after making it over the border fence. The border patrol said they dispersed " smoke, pepper spray and CS gas to a position upwind of the rock throwers ". Customs and Border Protection agents to block approximately 150 migrants attempting to climb over - or crawl under - the U....

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  • Brazil moving its embassy to Jerusalem matter of when, not if: Netanyahu
Brazil moving its embassy to Jerusalem matter of when, not if: Netanyahu

In July of this year, Bolsonaro appeared to have gotten cold feet after Egypt, citing "scheduling issues", cancelled the Brazilian leaders November trip to Cairo to meet with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. As he spoke, supporters began to chant "Myth!" An estimated half-million spectators were expected to cheer Bolsonaro in Brasilia. "We a...

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  • John Kelly embarrasses Donald Trump in White House exit interview
John Kelly embarrasses Donald Trump in White House exit interview

Democrats formally take control of the House from the Republicans after winning a majority of seats in November's congressional elections. "I'm in Washington. The government has been partially shut down since Congress was unable to reach a funding deal on December 21st. "So imaginative! The problem is, without a Wall there can be no real Border...

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  • Russian security agency arrests 'US spy' in Moscow
Russian security agency arrests 'US spy' in Moscow

A criminal case has been opened against him. A criminal case under the article "espionage" has been initiated against an American citizen, the press service of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said in a statement . USA intelligence services have accused Moscow of interfering in the 2016 presidential election and earlier this month ...

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  • President Trump urges Democrats to 'come back from vacation' to make deal
President Trump urges Democrats to 'come back from vacation' to make deal

The president also signaled he was in no rush to seek a resolution, welcoming the fight as he heads toward his own bid for re-election in 2020. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway took aim at Rep. A turbulent year is coming to a close in Washington with the 10th day of a partial federal government shutdown and no signs of progress toward a s...

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  • Judith Basin County under a Winter Storm Watch
Judith Basin County under a Winter Storm Watch

One National Weather Service spotter reported 10 inches of snow about 12 miles northwest of Silver Bay along Lake County Highway 11, with that road almost impassable in a four-wheel drive truck. Two people in Minnesota and one in North Dakota died due to weather conditions. Another person was hit and killed by a truck with a plow blade in Crow ...

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  • Police arrest man suspected of killing California officer after 3-day manhunt
Police arrest man suspected of killing California officer after 3-day manhunt

A still photo taken from surveillance video of an unidentified alleged gunman involved in the shooting death of 33-year-old police officer Ronil Singh , in Newman, California, US, Dec 26, 2018. The suspect accused of killing Singh has been identified as 32-year-old Guastavo Perez Arriaga. Cervantes was arrested in Turlock and Mendoza in Livermore.

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  • Sajid Javid told to 'get a grip' on English Channel migrant crisis
Sajid Javid told to 'get a grip' on English Channel migrant crisis

The men were picked up just hours after Home Secretary Sajid Javid promised to do more to stop migrants trying to illegally cross the channel and referred to it as a "major incident". Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said Javid was leaving his family holiday early to address the increase in crossings. Ms Nokes said the number of patrol boats...

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  • Awami League wins five more years
Awami League wins five more years

In the first hours of voting, after voting in Dhanmondi, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she was confident about Awami League's victory, and pro-liberation forces will come out victorious. About 600,000 security officials, including army and paramilitary forces, were deployed across the country in a bid to contain violence in Bangladesh's 1...

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  • Boko Haram contested but lost Baga town - Nigeria Army
Boko Haram contested but lost Baga town - Nigeria Army

When DAILY POST sent a text massage on the situation in Goniri town following the attack to the spokesperson of 27 Taskforce Brigade Buni Yadi, Major Alimi, he replied saying "The situation is cool and calm, Goniri is peaceful for now". "The Nigerian Air Force component has also been mobilised and are engaging the fleeing terrorists". The ATF deplo...

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  • Local congressmen push back at Trump’s border closure threat
Local congressmen push back at Trump’s border closure threat

If the partial government shutdown continues without a congressional deal to fund the wall, President Trump says, he'll be forced to shut down the border entirely. "Either we build (finish) the Wall or we close the Border ..." one of Trump's four tweets about the border said in part. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reacted cauti...

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  • Canadian detained in China has been released
Canadian detained in China has been released

Previously, Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were detained on "activities that endangered China's national security", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang had said. Drugs offences are routinely punished severely in China. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was tried in 2016 but his case has been publicized by the Chinese press followi...

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  • Flights resume at Germany's Hannover Airport after man drove into secure area
Flights resume at Germany's Hannover Airport after man drove into secure area

In a tweet, Hanover police said officials were able to stop the auto, "overpower" a man and take him into custody. German publication Bild reported on its website that the man's auto had Polish registration plates. - about 4½ hours after the man drove onto the airfield. But police told the BBC there was no indication so far that the incident wa...

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  • Illegal Migrants Try to Seize French Fishing Boats for Cross-Channel Runs
Illegal Migrants Try to Seize French Fishing Boats for Cross-Channel Runs

The ministry said two more boats were discovered at around 8:30am (0830 GMT), both near the port of Dover, carrying 14 Iranian males. It said there was "concern that it is only a matter of time before people lose their lives". Despite pressure from Tory colleagues, French politicians and the military Mr Javid is reluctant to order additional bo...

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  • Trump again threatens to close southern USA border over wall funding
Trump again threatens to close southern USA border over wall funding

Trump is not budging, having panned Democratic offers to keep money at current levels - $1.3 billion for border fencing, but not the wall. But, with political opposition and public support possibly waning, the path ahead to making it a reality looks bumpier than ever.

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  • UK Govt: Huawei is a concern
UK Govt: Huawei is a concern

The document, reportedly having been prepared by the White House eight months ago but not finalized yet, will cite the International Emergency Economic Powers Act which gives the president powers to regulate commerce in response to an unusual and extraordinary threat to the country stemming from a foreign source .

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  • Mattis Wishes US Troops Merry Christmas, Tells Them to ‘Hold the Line’
Mattis Wishes US Troops Merry Christmas, Tells Them to ‘Hold the Line’

Brett McGurk, the US envoy to the worldwide coalition combating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria , resigned shortly after Mattis' decision. "I think the president has told people from the very beginning that he doesn't want us to stay in Syria forever".

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  • How partial shutdown of US government could play out
How partial shutdown of US government could play out

He called Democratic members of Congress "obstructionists". That statement came in response to a White House statement that said Trump and his aides "stayed in Washington over Christmas hoping to negotiate a deal" while "the Democrats made a decision to go home".

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  • Twitter Roasts Trump for Doubting Santa's Existence in Chat With Little Girl
Twitter Roasts Trump for Doubting Santa's Existence in Chat With Little Girl

Trump asked . When she responded, "Yes, sir", the president added, "Because at 7, that's marginal , right?" The President talked to seven-year-old Collman Lloyd of Lexington, South Carolina, wishing here a Merry Christmas and asking about school and holiday plans.

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  • Trump surprises US troops in Iraq
Trump surprises US troops in Iraq

President Donald Trump met with a half dozen U.S. Air Force leaders based in Germany while aboard Air Force One at Ramstein Air Base, early Thursday (December 27) during a brief stopover while en route to Washington after his surprise Christmas visit to Iraq.

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  • Trump May Have Outed Whereabouts, Identities Of Covert Navy Seal Team
Trump May Have Outed Whereabouts, Identities Of Covert Navy Seal Team

Speaking to members of the military during his surprise trip overseas this week, President Donald Trump spoke about the raises they received. Trump told reporters he had overruled generals asking to extend the Syria deployment, where about 2,000 U.S.

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  • Saudi king demotes FM in revamp seen as whitewash
Saudi king demotes FM in revamp seen as whitewash

A royal decree was also issued to restructure the Political and Security Affairs Council, headed by Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman , which has seen Saudi Arabia embroiled in its worst scandal in decades. The shakeup comes after Saudi Arabia last week said it was creating government bodies to boost oversight of its intelligence operation...

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  • Syrian government must take over eastern Syria: Russia
Syrian government must take over eastern Syria: Russia

He added that Turkey would also increase coordination with Russian Federation in Syria as Erdogan is to discuss the situation with President Vladimir Putin. Speaking to air force cadets at the Hatzerim Air Force Base on December 26, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Trump's decision to remove American troops from Syria "does n...

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