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Pelosi’s Triumph: A Reminder Why She’s Set To Be Speaker

Pelosi’s Triumph: A Reminder Why She’s Set To Be Speaker But now his tone has softened. The Republican-controlled House has not voted on a spending bill that includes $5 billion Trump has sought for a border wall, possibly because the GOP doesn't think they have enough votes to pass the bill, according to analysts. [Full Article...]

Family of 21-year-old killed in Netherlands receives outpouring of support

Family of 21-year-old killed in Netherlands receives outpouring of support In her December 6 text messages to Pryor, Papenheim was unhappy and was venting about working full time and attending school full time. "The university is shocked by this bad incident and is taking care of upset students and employees and will act towards relatives according to our protocols", a university spokeswoman said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Trump's Chief of Staff Pick Calls Him 'Terrible Human Being'

Trump's Chief of Staff Pick Calls Him 'Terrible Human Being' It was not immediately clear why the president chose to make Mulvaney's appointment temporary. Trump said in a second tweet. Key to his selection: Mulvaney and the president get along and Trump has appreciated how the budget director briefs him, according to the official. [Full Article...]

Amber Rudd urges divided MPs to find Brexit consensus

Amber Rudd urges divided MPs to find Brexit consensus Rudd - one of five ministers who, according to newspapers, are leaning towards having a second referendum - said a no-deal scenario "mustn't be allowed to happen" and urged lawmakers from all parties come together to stop it. "We need to get on with it". Mr Tusk said the leaders had expressed a "firm determination" to work "speedily" to ensure there is an agreement on the future relationship i... [Full Article...]

New EU referendum would break faith with Britons, May to warn MPs

New EU referendum would break faith with Britons, May to warn MPs He added: "Since there is an unusual level of interest this morning in what I am up to, happy to confirm I am off to play football followed by a few hours work (this will *not* include planning for a 2nd referendum) followed by putting a Christmas tree up". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's 'dirty deeds': A presidential problem?

Donald Trump's 'dirty deeds': A presidential problem? A non-prosecution agreement between federal prosecutors and American Media Inc, which publishes the tabloid, was disclosed on Wednesday in conjunction with the sentencing of Cohen for crimes that included violating campaign finance laws by orchestrating hush payments to women. [Full Article...]

Backed forces seize last ISIS-held town in Syria

Backed forces seize last ISIS-held town in Syria Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, on Friday accused the US of failing to shift its Kurdish allies away from the Turkish-Syrian border, which formed part of a deal over control of the Kurdish-majority border city of Manbij involving joint US-Turkish patrols which began last month. [Full Article...]

Ryan Zinke, Trump’s embattled Interior secretary, to step down

Ryan Zinke, Trump’s embattled Interior secretary, to step down Zinke's replacement will be named next week, the president said . Ryan Zinke will resign as interior secretary, President Donald Trump said Saturday. He has also faced criticism over costly US Park Police helicopter flights past year that allowed him to return to Washingto, DC for a horseback ride with Vice President Mike Pence, and several other flights on non-commercial aircraft. [Full Article...]

Bolton unveils plan to counter Russia and China influence

Bolton unveils plan to counter Russia and China influence National Security Adviser John Bolton unveils the Trump Administration's Africa Strategy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. China also established its first overseas military base there, miles away from the USA base Camp Lemonnier, which supports US forces that carry out anti-terror operations. [Full Article...]

Australia slammed for recognizing al-Quds as Israel capital

Australia slammed for recognizing al-Quds as Israel capital The Trump administration turned its back on decades of United States policy by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving the USA embassy from Tel Aviv in May 15. He tweeted that that Arab and Muslim summits have adopted resolutions that would terminate diplomatic ties with any country Jerusalem as belonging to Israel. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump: 'Opportunists' are the hardest to deal with

Hannity followed up by asking her: "Does it hurt?' Melania defiantly replied: "It doesn't hurt". Melania Trump addressed speculation about her marriage using a familiar lament about the media: "They like to focus on the gossip, and I would like that they focus on the substance not just about nonsense". [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka court postpones hearing on petition against Mahinda Rajapaksa'a authority

Sri Lanka court postpones hearing on petition against Mahinda Rajapaksa'a authority A seven-member apex court bench said that the President can not dissolve Parliament until it completes a four-and-a-half year term, the Colombo Gazette reported. Courts have also prevented Rajapakse and his disputed cabinet exercising power until they can prove their legitimacy. The court has effectively said that Sirisena had violated the Constitution, a position held firmly by Wickremesing... [Full Article...]

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from PM post tomorrow

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from PM post tomorrow Rajapaksa, a former president, was appointed prime minister by President Maithripala Sirisena in a surprising move on October 26, but was subsequently restrained from performing his duties. Beijing, however, has denied these allegations saying that it had no role in getting the former Sri Lankan president appointed as prime minister. The UNP had proved on three occasions, no-confidence votes a... [Full Article...]

Pelosi Reaches Deal With Dem Critics, Likely to Become House Speaker

Pelosi Reaches Deal With Dem Critics, Likely to Become House Speaker Moulton said in a statement released that it was time for the Democratic Party "to move forward as one" as details emerged about a deal that would ensure Pelosi will land the speakership. But House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said Democrats were the ones playing politics. It's expected many of those anti-Pelosi votes will come from freshmen who pledged to oppose her during their campai... [Full Article...]

Brexit bother: May remonstrates with Juncker

Her final day at the summit was dominated by a dispute with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who she accused of calling her "nebulous" . He added: 'We don't want the United Kingdom to think there can be any form of renegotiation, that is crystal clear. "I was following the debate in the house and I can't see where the British parliament is heading at and that's why I was say... [Full Article...]

Trump inauguration spending reportedly under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors

Trump inauguration spending reportedly under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors The Wall Street Journal on Thursday reported that the US Attorney's office in Manhattan is also investigating whether the committee accepted donations from individuals looking to gain influence in or access to the new administration. "We are not aware of any evidence the investigation the Journal is reporting actually exists", the lawyer said. Federal law does not allow foreign contributio... [Full Article...]

Autopsy set for migrant girl, 7, who died in border custody

Autopsy set for migrant girl, 7, who died in border custody Officials will investigate whether that was the case for this girl, who CBP said " reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days ". But the girl then died less than a day after she was airlifted there. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan. DHS pointed out how Border Patrol often saves many migrants from death after being lost, abandoned by their guides, or bei... [Full Article...]

No renegotiation on Brexit, EU tells May

No renegotiation on Brexit, EU tells May She had dashed to Brussels on Thursday, a day after surviving an attempted coup by her Conservative Party MPs, to make a plea for further assurances from European Union leaders after delaying a Commons vote on the Withdrawal Agreement . [Full Article...]

Pentagon cautions Turkey over new operation against Syria Kurds

Pentagon cautions Turkey over new operation against Syria Kurds The US is anxious that " unilateral " military action against its proxy forces might jeopardize its foothold in Syria , claiming that the Kurds are vital in the battle against IS, as Turkey vows to get rid of "separatist terrorists". "We will begin our operation to free the east of the Euphrates [river] from the separatist organisation within a few days", he told MPs. Seven mass graves cont... [Full Article...]

Facebook's headquarters evacuated due to bomb threat

Facebook's headquarters evacuated due to bomb threat Bomb disposal units, it said, were "going through the building", and video from a local TV chopper showed police vehicles and a fire engine clustered in the campus auto park. The company will send further updates once the situation is clearer. Acker said she had received no information of anything suspicious having been found inside the building. [Full Article...]


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