Category: News

  • Trump defends shutdown threat after clashing with Pelosi, Schumer

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    President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to shut down the government over his demand for a multi-billion dollar border wall during a remarkable televised clash with the top House and Senate Democrats in the Oval Office. Trump traded taunts and threats with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a sign of what divided […]

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  • Theresa May calls off MPs’ vote on her Brexit deal

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    Prime Minister Theresa May has called off Tuesday’s crucial vote on her Brexit deal so she can go back to Brussels and ask for changes to it. As it stands the deal “would be rejected by a significant margin” if MPs voted on it, she admitted. But she said she was confident of getting “reassurances” […]

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  • Yellow vest movement: Paris police detain hundreds of protesters

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    Police in Paris have fired tear gas on protesters as a fourth weekend of anti-government protests turned violent. The clashes came after up to 8,000 demonstrators gathered in the city centre. More than 500 people have been taken into custody. At least 30 people have been injured in the capital, including three police officers. The […]

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  • Huawei: Meng Wanzhou faces Iran fraud charges, court hears

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    Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, is facing fraud charges relating to alleged breaking of US sanctions on Iran, a Canadian court has heard. Details of the charges were revealed when a publication ban was lifted by a judge in Vancouver. Ms Meng, daughter of Huawei’s founder, was arrested in the […]

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  • France protests: Government fears ‘major violence’ in coming days

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    The French government says it fears “major violence” in Paris on Saturday as the national “yellow vests” protest movement shows little sign of easing. The government said it was scrapping the fuel tax increases in the budget – the original spark for the protests. But broader discontent with the government has spread, and protests have […]

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  • Russia will build missiles if US leaves treaty, Putin warns

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    Russia will develop missiles banned under a Cold War agreement if the US exits the pact, President Vladimir Putin has warned. His comments follow Nato’s accusation on Tuesday that Russia has already broken the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Signed in 1987 by the US and USSR, it banned both countries’ use of all short […]

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  • 3 teens arrested in murder of Louisiana pastor’s wife

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    Three Louisiana teenagers were arrested Saturday after a pastor’s wife was run over and killed by her own vehicle during a carjacking. Jeannot Franco Plessy, 49, was pulled from her own car and thrown to the ground while she was outside her daughter’s home on Nov. 27. Her son-in-law tried to stop the carjacking, but […]

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  • Alaska earthquake: When will the aftershocks stop?

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    Two days after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck near Anchorage, Alaska is still shaking. Since Friday’s tremor, the strongest to strike The Last Frontier since a 7.9 in the remote Rat Islands in 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey has recorded 166 aftershocks of magnitude 3.0 or higher around Anchorage as of 4:50 p.m. PST Sunday, USGS geophysicist Brad Aagaard told USA […]

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  • Climate change: ‘World at crossroads’ warning as key talks begin

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    Four senior figures behind efforts to limit climate change have warned that the planet “is at a crossroads” as key talks opened a day early in Poland. In a rare move, four former presidents of the United Nations-sponsored talks called for decisive action. The meeting in Katowice is the most critical on climate change since […]

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  • Trump defends Russia business links after ex-lawyer admits lying

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    Donald Trump has defended the business dealings he had with Russia before becoming president, again calling current investigations a “witch hunt”. On Thursday his ex-lawyer admitted lying to Congress about a property deal Mr Trump was planning in Moscow. In a series of tweets, Mr Trump said the deals were “very legal”, he put up […]

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