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Talks to resume after Trump says shutdown could last 'years'

Talks to resume after Trump says shutdown could last 'years'

Following the meeting, Trump doubled down on his border wall demand and said he had designated Vice President Mike Pence , Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and adviser Jared Kushner to lead the weekend negotiations. Trump has asserted that he could relate to the plight of the hundreds of thousands of federal workers going without paychecks for the moment, though he acknowledged they would have to "make adjustments" to deal with the shutdown shortfall. Read More

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'Iran can do what they want in Syria'

'Iran can do what they want in Syria'

Military officials have scrambled to translate Trump's shifting directives and comments into actual orders for commanders in Syria and Iraq to carry out. The president wanted to withdraw troops from Syria for a while, saying in April, "I want to get out" at a press conference, adding that "I want to bring our troops back home". Read More

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Pelosi says Democrats will give

Pelosi says Democrats will give "nothing for the wall"

Senior Department of Homeland Security officials will brief the congressional leaders, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said, on the last day of the Republican-controlled 2017-2018 Congress. After the meeting , Schumer told reporters that he asked Trump directly for a reason. "Our first order of business will be to end the reckless Trump shutdown and reopen the government", Rep. Read More

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Border Patrol, migrants clash at border

Border Patrol, migrants clash at border

Customs and Border Protection agents to the Mexican side of the border fence after they climbed the fence to get to San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico . A larger group initially approached the border, but at least a third turned back when they saw the presence of Border Patrol officers. In November, after a group of migrants tried to rush the border, McAleenan defended the use of tear gas: "As the events unfolded, quick, decisive and effective action prevented an extremely unsafe situation". Read More

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Tops on House Dems to-do list: Try to end shutdown

Tops on House Dems to-do list: Try to end shutdown

Trump has said you can not have border security without a wall, and Republicans in the Senate say they're not going to bring anything up that Trump won't sign. Trump wants it, but Democrats won't give it to him. The White House invited Pelosi and Reps. The shutdown affects nine of the 15 federal departments, dozens of agencies, and hundreds of thousands of workers. Read More

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No Pinoy hurt in Tokyo vehicle attack: DFA

No Pinoy hurt in Tokyo vehicle attack: DFA

The street was closed to vehicular traffic at the time as it was expected to be crowded on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Investigative sources quoted Kusakabe as saying at first he had perpetrated an act of terrorism. A large tank filled with kerosene was found in the auto, police said. Some media reports said the man had linked the attack to the executions in July of 13 members of the Aum Shinrikyo or Aum Supreme Truth cult, who were responsible for a 1995 sarin gas attack on the ... Read More

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Russian president Vladimir Putin plays hockey in Red Square

Russian president Vladimir Putin plays hockey in Red Square

The summary states the Russian leader wrote: "Russia-U.S. relations are the most important factor behind ensuring strategic stability and global security". According to a report from AOL , Putin wants to discuss the United States' plan to withdraw from a nuclear arms deal made during the Cold War. " The Russian head of state confirmed that the joint forces of Moscow and Ankara will make a final decision on the fight against terrorism in Syria and the continuation of the process of political ... Read More

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Man in U.S. illegally arrested in shooting death of California officer

Man in U.S. illegally arrested in shooting death of California officer

The 33-year-old native of Fiji came to the United States to become a police officer, they said. Christianson said Arriaga entered the country illegally, has two prior arrests for DUI and has known gang affiliations. Cpl. Singh had pulled over a suspected drunken driver in Newman when he was fatally wounded, and he managed to fire back but didn't hit the attacker, authorities have said. Read More

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Germany: Drugged Driver Forces Car Onto Airport Tarmac

Germany: Drugged Driver Forces Car Onto Airport Tarmac

Authorities eventually towed away the auto and searched outside the airport for other possible threats. The vehicle was stopped by police, and the man driving the auto was detained after being "overwhelmed" by the police. According to police, the incident is not being treated as terror-related, and the gentleman involved was believed to be acting alone. The worldwide airport in Hannover handles 5.87 million passengers previous year, though it isn't one of Germany's top hubs. Read More

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People smugglers buying boats on Facebook for Channel crossing, Telegraph finds

People smugglers buying boats on Facebook for Channel crossing, Telegraph finds

Border Force officials were called on Sunday morning after the men were found on a beach in Kent with a rigid-hulled inflatable boat. British authorities took in 43 people in English waters on Christmas Day and December 26. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the armed forces were ready to offer help if needed, but there had not been any requests from the Home Office. Read More

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Albertan teacher detained in China released, is back in Canada

Albertan teacher detained in China released, is back in Canada

China exercises a zero-tolerance policy towards drug trafficking, and has handed death sentences to foreigners found guilty of smuggling large quantities of illicit drugs. "We will continue to provide consular services to them and their family", she told CNN. Their arrests were seen as a tit-for-tat response to Canada's arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou , which Chinese authorities have described as a political act. Read More

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Bangladesh deploys 600,000 security forces ahead of vote

Bangladesh deploys 600,000 security forces ahead of vote

Dhaka: Bangladesh's deadly election campaign entered a final full day on Thursday with followers of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina parading in the streets while her opponents insisted the vote would not be free and fair . According to the Election Commission, 1,848 candidates are contesting for 299 out of 300 Parliament seats. "From the picture we have received, this is a violent election". Read More

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Bre Payton, US conservative news writer, dies at 26

The Federalist and a friend, Morgan Murtaugh , confirmed Payton's death in San Diego . A profile on CaringBridge said doctors determined she had H1N1 flu - commonly known as swine flu - and "possibly meningitis ". Our prayers for Bre_payton and her family. We are less vibrant without her- in every possible way. "Now lost to us so suddenly", he wrote. Among them, Meghan McCain , who had earlier tweeted out asking for prayers. Read More

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How partial shutdown of US government could play out

How partial shutdown of US government could play out

The the president suddenly decided that his wall must be funded. The Massachusetts Democrat's request was not recognized by the presiding Republican. Earlier Thursday, when the House gaveled in for a few minutes, Rep. Trump also said the USA would cut off all aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador for "taking advantage of (the) US for years!" While Congress appropriates money for aid to foreign countries, ending or reducing money to foreign countries would require congressional ... Read More

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U.S. considers executive order to ban Huawei, ZTE telecom hardware

U.S. considers executive order to ban Huawei, ZTE telecom hardware

The order would include prohibitions on purchasing equipment from China's Huawei and ZTE . Australia and New Zealand have both boycotted the use of Huawei for 5G, while there are conflicting reports regarding Canada's plans. "Some countries have, without any evidence, and making use of national security, tacitly assumed crimes to politicize, and even obstruct and restrict, normal technology exchange activities", she added. Read More

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Trump Says Israel Can Take Care of Itself

Trump Says Israel Can Take Care of Itself

For weeks, Turkey has been threatening to launch a new offensive against the Kurdish fighters, who partnered with the U.S. to drive the Islamic State group out of much of northern and eastern Syria. Turkey is massing troops in Syria to replace USA -backed Kurdish fighters in a strategically located town. Under Russia's plan, the Assad regime and the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the political wing of the YPG, would be responsible for protecting Kurdish territory in northeastern Syria. Read More

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Indonesia raises danger level for volcano that triggered deadly tsunami

Indonesia raises danger level for volcano that triggered deadly tsunami

Local insurers PT Maskapai Reasuransi Indonesia (REI) and PT Asuransi Maipark Indonesia said that the tsunami could cause industry losses of at least $1.1 billion, a share of which is likely to flow to reinsurance capital. "I´m scared because my home is right near the beach". Sniffer dogs are being used to find those still missing as grief-stricken relatives lined up at identification centers. Read More

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Trump in Iraq: Recognition, fiction, friction

Trump in Iraq: Recognition, fiction, friction

President Donald Trump greeted USA troops at an armed forces base in Germany after making an unannounced visit to US soldiers stationed in Iraq, his first presidential visit to service members in a troubled region. Politicians from both sides of Iraq's political divide are calling on parliament to vote to expel US troops . The Russian senator recalled that Trump's decision to exit Syria served as grounds for the resignation of Pentagon chief Jim Mattis, who was apparently "more popular ... Read More

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No end in sight as partial U.S. government shutdown enters fifth day

No end in sight as partial U.S. government shutdown enters fifth day

If the shutdown lasts past January 3, when Democrats take control of the House, Pelosi, who is in line to become speaker, said the chamber will pass a spending bill to reopen the government - without money for a wall. "The people of this country want border security". He's not the president of the people he's hurting so, in short, he doesn't give a fuck. Forty-seven percent of adults hold Trump responsible, while 33 percent blame Democrats in Congress, according to the December 21-25 poll, ... Read More

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