• Ex-lawyer Cohen blames Trump 'dirty deeds' as he gets 3 years
Ex-lawyer Cohen blames Trump 'dirty deeds' as he gets 3 years

The three-year sentence imposed by the judge was a modest reduction from the four to five years recommended under federal guidelines, but still underscored the seriousness of the charges. The lawyer for Stormy Daniels, one of the women who was paid, says Cohen shouldn't get credit for finally telling the truth. Trump had originally denied any kno...

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  • Pelosi questions Trump's manhood, compares him to skunk after border wall meeting
Pelosi questions Trump's manhood, compares him to skunk after border wall meeting

More recently, Trump again demanded support for the wall, and accused Democrats of enabling criminals and drug dealers, as a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants bore down on the United States border this fall. But beyond the tense conversation that ensued in front of the press, people seem to be most interested in discussing Pelosi'...

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  • Suspected burglar rescued after being trapped in grease vent for 2 days
Suspected burglar rescued after being trapped in grease vent for 2 days

A man was stuck in the grease vent of a Chinese restaurant in San Lorenzo for two days, and was finally pulled out with the help of Alameda County sheriff's deputies and firefighters. Pictures released by the sheriff's office showed his feet jammed up against a tiny opening into the restaurant's kitchen. "It is likely he would not have survived...

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  • Police increasingly concerned for backpacker missing in New Zealand
Police increasingly concerned for backpacker missing in New Zealand

In the past 24 hours, police have been piecing together Grace's last known movements, who she has associated with and the circumstances of her disappearance. Detective Inspector Scott Beard said police had no evidence of foul play, but were keeping an open mind. She had previously been in "constant contact" with her family using messaging service...

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  • Turkey says Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi suspects ‘disappointing’
Turkey says Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi suspects ‘disappointing’

In some of their strongest comments to date, senators signalled they would like to see Saudi Arabia remove Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from power. "It's the most brilliant briefing I've ever received in my time in Congress", Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said earlier this month of a briefing by the USA intelligence community on the kil...

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  • Theresa May postpones vote on her Brexit deal
Theresa May postpones vote on her Brexit deal

May faced a huge rebellion of her own Conservative MPs over the deal, primarily over the backstop clause created to keep open Britain's border with Ireland. "It is the right deal for Britain", she said. In foreign exchange hubs like New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo, traders will watch for signs of May's deal being voted through - seen as indicating ...

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  • Theresa May defers 'meaningful vote' on Brexit deal
Theresa May defers 'meaningful vote' on Brexit deal

May said the prospects of opposition leader "Jeremy Corbyn getting his hands on power is a risk we can not afford to take". She warned of a chaotic period for the country if the government is defeated in Parliament on Brexit . The EU will not renegotiate Theresa May's Brexit deal after the Prime Minister was forced into a humiliating parliament...

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  • Theresa May to face no confidence vote as trigger threshold reached
Theresa May to face no confidence vote as trigger threshold reached

Mrs Thatcher later made a speech outside Downing Street, in which she said: "I would like to say how very pleased I am with this result and how very pleased I am to have had the overwhelming support of my colleagues in the House and the people from the party in the country".

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  • Strasbourg shooting: What we know so far about the suspect
Strasbourg shooting: What we know so far about the suspect

The market, France's largest, is set up around the city's cathedral during the Christmas season. French authorities detained five people as they hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire at one of Europe's most famous Christmas markets in the eastern city of Strasbourg , killing three and wounding at least 13 and p...

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  • US President claims Paris protesters chanted ‘We Want Trump’
US President claims Paris protesters chanted ‘We Want Trump’

But it was Paris which again bore the brunt of the violence and destruction. Rows of riot police blocked the demonstrators' passage down the Champs-Elysees avenue toward the heart of presidential power, firing tear gas and pushing them back with shields.

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  • Arabs in talks with USA for security pact, says Saudi FM
Arabs in talks with USA for security pact, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia has resisted renewed United States pressure to end the Qatar row after the October 2 murder of Khashoggi at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate drew global condemnation and exposed Riyadh's domestic crackdown on dissent and activities in the region.

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  • Theresa May postpones Brexit deal vote, reports say
Theresa May postpones Brexit deal vote, reports say

And Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg said she should either "govern or quit", adding: 'We can not continue like this'. He said May can "absolutely" win the vote, and that even if she loses, she's best-placed to improve on her Brexit deal.

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  • United States military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash
United States military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash

The Marines were aboard a KC-130 refueling aircraft that may have been attempting to refuel in midair an F/A-18 fighter jet on Wednesday. "Every possible effort was made to recover our crew, and I hope the families of these selfless Americans will find comfort in the incredible efforts made by U.S., Japanese, and Australian forces during the se...

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  • High school football player arrested in death of pregnant cheerleader
High school football player arrested in death of pregnant cheerleader

Sunday after they "got the feeling that something wasn't right". He then admitted to stabbing her in her chest with a knife he took from his home, believing it would kill her quickly. Police told reporters that Rouhselang, a junior at Mishawaka High School, was a softball player and a football team manager in addition to being a cheerleader.

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  • 'Wise and humane': Soviet dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva dies aged 91
'Wise and humane': Soviet dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva dies aged 91

Alexeyeva, who trained as an archeologist, said that like many Soviet citizens she cried when the Josef Stalin died in 1953. The group lamented the loss of a "legendary, wise and humane person who remained a defender of human rights until the last moments of her life".

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  • MP walks off with Parliament's mace
MP walks off with Parliament's mace

British government scandals really are something else. The Labour leadership however, has been cautious about tabling a confidence motion, warning of the difficulties of forcing a general election under the terms of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, originally passed by the coalition under David Cameron.

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  • It's Meghan vs Trump for TIME's Person of the Year
It's Meghan vs Trump for TIME's Person of the Year

Remember when separated families were up for this award during the Obama era? The honour is bestowed to a person who has made the most impact on news, culture and/or politics around the world during the last calendar year. USA intelligence officials determined that Saudi security officials were most likely acting on orders from Crown Prince Moh...

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  • Police rip child from mother's arms at Brooklyn benefits office
Police rip child from mother's arms at Brooklyn benefits office

The chaotic incident happened on Friday afternoon, after Headley allegedly had a dispute with a security guard about sitting on the floor. But she ended up lying face-up on the floor during a tug of war with the officers over the child. Corey Johnson, the speaker of the New York City Council, called the video "unacceptable, appalling and heart br...

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  • Chris Christie 'Strong Option' to Replace John Kelly
Chris Christie 'Strong Option' to Replace John Kelly

In a tweet Sunday, Ayers thanked Trump and Pence for letting him serve the administration, but said, "I will be departing at the end of the year". Trump reportedly told John Kelly he was out just before the White House's Christmas dinner for staff on Friday.

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