• Federal judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for Republicans
Federal judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for Republicans

A quarter of USA government operations could shut down Friday at midnight unless the White House and lawmakers agree on a new spending plan, including whether to fund President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the U.S. She had gone days without food and water during her family's journey to the U.S. However, Department of Homeland Security said ...

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  • May calls Brexit deal vote for week of Jan 14
May calls Brexit deal vote for week of Jan 14

On May's deal being voted on by MPs in mid-January: "That is unacceptable". By targeting Mrs May personally, rather than tabling a motion of no confidence in the Government , Mr Corbyn's move would not - if passed - necessarily begin the parliamentary process which could lead to a general election .

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  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Leaving Donald Trump Administration
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Leaving Donald Trump Administration

Though Trump has a great personal affinity for Zinke, the Interior Secretary has found himself in the middle of countless probes into his Scott Pruitt-esque ethical misdeeds and has always been pegged as a Cabinet official with numbered days.

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  • First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids’ hospital
First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids’ hospital

The First Lady ultimately wished that the media would focus more on issues of substance and less on issues of gossip and sensation. "It doesn't hurt", she replied. "I want the country [to] continue to do well". The First Lady recently debuted newly dyed blond hair, her brightest shade yet, as seen in an interview on Fox News' Hannity on Wed...

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  • Israeli forces partially demolish home of Palestinian family
Israeli forces partially demolish home of Palestinian family

Haniyeh also called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to meet in Gaza or Cairo to end a decade of inter-Palestinian division. He was accused of killing two Israeli colleagues in an industrial zone near the northern West Bank Jewish settlement of Barkan.

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  • Trump Surprises Pelosi and Schumer, Exposes Democratic Playbook
Trump Surprises Pelosi and Schumer, Exposes Democratic Playbook

And now Pelosi - who is still trying to wrangle all the Democratic votes necessary to send her back as speaker of the House in January - is using her resistance to Trump, the border wall and border security to fundraise. "What we've seen this week is another demonstration of how effective Pelosi is, in both her negotiation skills and in her abi...

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  • American Sarah Papenheim, 21, stabbed to death by roommate in Netherlands
American Sarah Papenheim, 21, stabbed to death by roommate in Netherlands

The suspected stabber, whom authorities describe as her roommate , took off after the slaying, but cops captured him getting off a train in Eindhoven, about 60 miles southeast of Rotterdam. Rotterdam police said in a statement that she died Wednesday after a stabbing incident in her home near the university. The suspect, a 23-year-old Rotterda...

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  • Cohen says Trump told him to make hush money payments
Cohen says Trump told him to make hush money payments

Cohen says he's angry with himself for the deals. The early-morning tweets came as the legal pressure on Trump intensified. Now, to talk more about this, we're joined by NPR's Ryan Lucas, who covers the Justice Department. KEITH: Yeah. And right after that, President Trump was on Fox again, interviewed by Ainsley Earhardt of the program "Fox & F...

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  • Brexit deal is not dead, insists Theresa May
Brexit deal is not dead, insists Theresa May

Most of British Prime Minister Theresa May's senior ministers think her Brexit plan is dead and are discussing different options including a second referendum, The Times newspaper reported. to know from the United Kingdom what assurances, what guarantees, what explanations they need", Varadkar told reporters. Key to solving the problem, the...

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  • Ex-NJ Gov. Christie out of chief of staff hunt
Ex-NJ Gov. Christie out of chief of staff hunt

Trump, in his tweet Friday, thanked Kelly for his service, calling him "a great patriot". In response to the December 13 decision, Meadows said that he "fully supports" Trump's reasons for the announcement. Past presidents have also pulled in OMB directors to the post of chief due to their experience in negotiating with Congress, said Nic...

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  • May allies distance themselves from new referendum reports
May allies distance themselves from new referendum reports

Barwell posted on Twitter that "I am not planning a 2nd referendum with political opponents or anyone else" after he was named in a report in the Sunday Times . It follows denials from senior figures in government after reports that plans for a second referendum are already under way in preparation for parliament's rejection of the Prime M...

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  • 'End days' nearing for Islamic State in Syria
'End days' nearing for Islamic State in Syria

Abu Layla said that disagreements among ISIS ranks over hierarchy between Iraqi and Syrian fighters helped "speed up the collapse" of the extremist group's defences in Hajin. "The statements of a possible Turkish military operation in northeast Syria are a source of concern", Federica Mogherini said in a statement. In the past weeks, the offensiv...

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  • Trump announces on Twitter latest RESIGNATION from his administration
Trump announces on Twitter latest RESIGNATION from his administration

But Zinke has been the target of a number of ethics investigations, making him a lightning rod for complaints from Democrats, who expressed no regrets over his impending departure. Zinke was a first-term congressman from Montana when Trump chose him to lead the Interior, a sprawling department that employs more than 70,000 people and oversees mo...

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  • Move AFRICOM From Germany to Africa: National Security Adviser
Move AFRICOM From Germany to Africa: National Security Adviser

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with President Donald Trump. "Its investment ventures are riddled with corruption", Bolton said in his remarks. Al-Qaida linked groups have been tied to over 200 attacks in G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger) since January 2017, primarily targeting MINUSMA forces while terrorizing ...

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  • Outcry as Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel
Outcry as Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Palestinian official Saeb Erekat urged Arab and Muslim countries to sever all diplomatic ties with Australia if it recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Canberra became one of just a few governments around the world to follow United States President Donald Trump's lead and recognise the contested city as Israel's capital, but Morrison...

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  • The more Melania Trump talks, the Trumpier she sounds
The more Melania Trump talks, the Trumpier she sounds

The First Lady has said in an interview with Fox News that the "opportunists" who use her name are the hardest to deal with. Trump sat down with Sean Hannity - a close ally of her husband's - and went after the same targets President Donald Trump routinely derides: the media , journalists who have written books about her, and even comedian...

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  • Nancy Pelosi agrees to proposed term limits if elected speaker
Nancy Pelosi agrees to proposed term limits if elected speaker

If lawmakers can not agree on a federal budget, funding for some departments will run out at the end of next week. "If we have to close down the country over border security, I actually like that", said Trump. "It's not bad, Nancy - it's called transparency", Trump said. "We have to see what else is entailed", he said. The bravado and playground ...

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  • Sri Lankan court rules against Prime Minister's shock dismissal
Sri Lankan court rules against Prime Minister's shock dismissal

However, the apex court Judge Sisira de Abrew rejected that decision and said, "President can't dissolve parliament before four-and-half years". "The Legislature, Judiciary and the Executive are equally important pillars of a democracy and the checks and balances that they provide are crucial to ensuring sovereignty of its citizens", Wickremesinghe...

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  • House Democrats demand answers from DHS watchdog on migrant girl's death
House Democrats demand answers from DHS watchdog on migrant girl's death

Kraft, the president of the AAP - which represents 67,000 pediatricians - says her organization has sent letters to DHS asking the government to improve the standards of care for migrant children in federal custody, but that the recommendations have "fallen on deaf ears".

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  • Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns
Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

Sirisena dissolved parliament on November 9, when he was forced to concede that his and Rajapaksa's party, the United People's Freedom Alliance, did not have a majority in the 225-seat parliament. The appeal decision came a day after the country's Supreme Court ruled that a decision by the president to dissolve parliament was unconstitutional.

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