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Global Media Trump tweets he's alone at White House
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Although Trump originally wanted $5 billion for the wall, Mulvaney said the GOP is waiting to hear back about a counteroffer from Saturday to the approximately $1.3 billion that Democrats had previously offered for border security. Democrats officially take over the House on January 3 for the 116th Congress, and some Republicans see this as their last real shot at getting funding approved for the wall.

Global Media Chance for a
Author: 0 Chance for a "semi" White Christmas?

It should be mainly sunny with a few clouds for Sunday but it will be a bit chilly. Fog or freezing fog patches have been forecast for Christmas Day . Fog or freezing fog will be dense in places which forecasters say will be widespread and may stretch into Christmas Day . We are expected to be on the warm side of a system moving towards West Michigan which will help push temperatures well above average as well as the strong winds.

Global Media Sikh Santa Claus doing ‘Bhangra’ in Canada in winning hearts
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Colonel Harry Shoup received the call on a telephone meant to be used during an incidence of impending attack by the Soviet Union, but responded in a playful way and let the boy know where Santa was en route from the North Pole. A girl told Ms Hill she wanted to warn Santa not to bump into a bell hanging on her door. "These children have some really heart-wrenching stories.So any time the opportunity arises to interact with kids that don't have the opportunity to see Santa because of ...

Global Media White House makes counter-offer, demanding less for border wall: budget director
Author: 0 White House makes counter-offer, demanding less for border wall: budget director

With ultra-conservative lawmakers and media commentators demanding that the president stick to his campaign promises, Trump stood his ground on the wall. The measure was brought up by Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, who represent Maryland, where many DC area federal employees live. The essential employees who work during a shutdown are paid retroactively when the government reopens and payroll operations resume.

Global Media Trump and Erdogan discuss 'slow' USA military pull-out from Syria
Author: 0 Trump and Erdogan discuss 'slow' USA military pull-out from Syria

However, defence secretary James Mattis announced his resignation in the wake of Mr Trump's decision in a terse letter published earlier this month. Turkey has "cautiously" welcomed the planned withdrawal. Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has vowed to dislodge the Kurdish militia , which Ankara sees as an extension of the insurgency within its borders.

Global Media Criminal justice reform bill headed to president's desk
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The bill follows the example of states such as Texas, South Carolina and Georgia that have boosted training and treatment programs for inmates in an effort to curb recidivism and save taxpayer dollars. The overwhelming majority of people in federal prisons on crack charges are black. The intense objections of Senate hardliners like Tom Cotton of Arkansas and John Kennedy of Louisiana - who made false claims that the bill would lead to early releases of people convicted of violent ...

Global Media Chicago Police Officers Killed By Metro Train While Pursuing Suspect
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In a departmentwide memo, Johnson said the officers were " killed in the line of duty while responding for a call of service on the railroad tracks". "This is a very special breed of individuals to summon the courage, faith and tenacity to get up and do the job and it just becomes increasingly more hard as they lose colleagues they care so deeply for", Ahern said.

Global Media Korea Says it Won't Denuclearize Unless US Removes Threat
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When talking about the Korean peninsula, it encompasses not only our republic's territory but also South Korea where the American nuclear weapons and armed forces for invasion are spread out. The leaders are trying to arrange another meeting for early next year. But in the almost six months since the Singapore summit meeting, which Mr. Trump heralded with a tweet declaring North Korea "no longer a Nuclear Threat", Pyongyang has continued its production of nuclear fuel and weapons, and ...

Global Media James Mattis retiring as Trump's defense secretary in February
Author: 0 James Mattis retiring as Trump's defense secretary in February

Trump also said he would nominate Mattis's successor "shortly". "I greatly thank Jim for his service!" US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis abruptly said he was quitting on Thursday after falling out with President Donald Trump over his foreign policies, one day after Trump rebuffed top advisers and made a decision to pull all US troops out of Syria.

Global Media Syria war: Republican hawks blast Trump's withdrawal from Syria
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The administration reportedly is in the planning stages to remove all of the 2,000 American forces now stationed in inside Syria , which has been devastated by a yearslong civil war and has become ground zero in a broad proxy war involving Israel, Iran , Turkey, Russia and other actors.

Global Media To Get Rid of Bump Stocks, DOJ Redefines Them
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Therefore, "persons in possession of bump-stock-type devices must divest themselves of the devices before the effective date of the final rule", the announcement said. It is estimated that up to 520,000 bump stocks have been bought by gun owners since 2010. It wasn't until the next large mass shooting that Trump directed the Department of Justice to propose a rule change: in February 2018, a former student of a high school in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 students and staff - although his ...

Global Media 'We have defeated ISIS in Syria': U.S. plans to withdraw troops
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Still, President Donald Trump has previously expressed a strong desire to bring troops home from Syria when possible. He tweeted: " We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency". The unexpected White House move comes as tensions increase sharply with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey , which has promised to launch a military offensive against the United States partner forces in Syria, which Ankara considers part of a Kurdish ...

Global Media Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance on wall
Author: 0 Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance on wall

Should a shutdown occur, it would be relatively limited, as Congress has already funded most government operations through September 2019. The White House is seemingly backing down on its border-wall demands as the government is on the brink of a partial shutdown.

Global Media Russian trolls aimed to deter black U.S. voters
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Facebook Inc's Instagram played a much bigger role in Russia's manipulation of U.S. voters than the company has previously discussed, and will be a key Russian tool in the 2020 elections, according to a report commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee .

Global Media Giuliani indicates conversations with Trump on Trump Tower Mosco
Author: 0 Giuliani indicates conversations with Trump on Trump Tower Mosco

Democrats, who are taking over the House in January, don't share that view and they want Cohen to testify before Congress. "But you know, I could be dead". The FBI obtained a warrant for the raid after a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. However, Giuliani told ABC News he wasn't allowed to speak on the matter.

Global Media Trump Attended Meeting About Hush Money Payments With Tabloid Publisher
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In an interview Thursday with Fox News , he said: "I never directed him to do anything wrong". That work specifically involved two hush money payments totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars that Cohen made on Trump's behalf to two women who alleged affairs with the president in the run-up to the 2016 election in violation of campaign finance laws.

Global Media Blair: May is irresponsible to try and steamroller her deal through
Author: 0 Blair: May is irresponsible to try and steamroller her deal through

MPs were due to vote on Mrs May's Brexit deal last Tuesday, but it was postponed when the prime minister admitted it would have been "rejected by a significant margin". The move followed reports that Lidington held talks with Labour MPs last week aimed at getting cross-party consensus for a new referendum. "I can confirm that the meaningful vote will not take place before Christmas but it will happen as soon as possible when the House (Parliament) returns, and obviously before January ...

Global Media U.S. prosecutors probe Trump inauguration spending
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The Wall Street Journal , which also reported that prosecutors were looking at donations to the inaugural fund, said there was no sign that the investigation was targeting Barrack. "We simply have no evidence the investigation exists". According to the committee's mandatory tax filing , it spent $77 million on conferences, conventions and meetings; another $4 million on ticketing; $9 million on travel; and $4.5 million on salaries, wages and other expenses.

Global Media Brexit: EU humiliates May with refusal to budge on deal
Author: 0 Brexit: EU humiliates May with refusal to budge on deal

Addressing the handbagging she gave the European Union leader, Mrs May admitted it had been tense but said she felt she could speak to him openly. May said a new leader would not have time to renegotiate Brexit and secure parliamentary approval by the end of March, meaning the Article 50 withdrawal notice would have to be extended or rescinded.

Global Media Trump Cancels White House Christmas Party for Reporters
Author: 0 Trump Cancels White House Christmas Party for Reporters

Others in Trump's circle said this week's boomlet around Meadows was overstated and that he was never close to being offered the job. The White House has made no public announcement of the cancellation. An exact date for Kelly's departure appeared to be fluid this week. Trump has also told people around him that he misses the more freewheeling feel of the Oval Office under Priebus and would not let his new chief of staff set the kinds of limits he allowed Kelly to impose.

Global Media Russian government claims accused NRA spy Maria Butina was TORTURED
Author: 0 Russian government claims accused NRA spy Maria Butina was TORTURED

Maria Butina appeared in court after reaching a deal with prosecutors. "She is this young woman who was dealing with a very specific issue, and that is gun rights". The conspiracy, as prosecutors described it in court, kicked off no later than March 2015 with a draft proposal Butina wrote to Torshin and others called the "Description of the Diplomacy Project ".

Global Media Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Ofra Shooting Suspect
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The other Palestinian killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday night had been suspected of shooting dead two Israelis in October. Earlier, Israeli military forces put the town of al-Bireh near Ramallah under siege and stepped up arrests of Palestinians in the West Bank.

Global Media Marriott data breach traced to Chinese hackers
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This time it's being accused of carrying out the Marriott data breach , according to the New York Times . The hotel chain's CEO Arne Sorenson has apologised to its customers though an apology and even possible reimbursement does not make up for the fact that they could become victims of identity fraud as a result of the data breach.

Global Media Wounded May seeks European Union compromise to save Brexit deal
Author: 0 Wounded May seeks European Union compromise to save Brexit deal

She also said she wouldn't seek to call a General Election , which will come as a relief to many Tories. Her position remains very shaky however as 117 MPs - more than on third of her party - voted against her last night. The moderates can see that May's withdrawal agreement allows them to use the transition period it would achieve to pursue their (and my) Norway Plus option, which would keep the U.K.in close economic alignment with the EU's legal and commercial order and which would ...

Global Media US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen
Author: 0 US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen

As the Senate considers this week a joint resolution condemning the crown prince for the killing, something that the president would have to sign or veto if passed by Congress, Trump said he would meet with senators. Bennet, a Democrat, was in the 63-37 majority to advance that bill in a vote last month. She has already briefed some US senators. Congress has less than two weeks before they are expected to wrap for the year.

Global Media Jacob Rees-Mogg Says PM Must Resign Despite Confidence Vote Win
Author: 0 Jacob Rees-Mogg Says PM Must Resign Despite Confidence Vote Win

Jacob Rees-Mogg has called on the Prime Minister to "urgently" tender her resignation to The Queen, despite winning a vote of no confidence on Wednesday evening. However, May received support from the Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who is seen as one of the favourites to suceeed her. He added: "I think people don't understand".

Global Media Theresa May defers 'meaningful vote' on Brexit deal
Author: 0 Theresa May defers 'meaningful vote' on Brexit deal

The overwhelmingly poor reception to her deal from her own backbenchers and from those of all other parties across the aisle shows a prime minister that has lost the confidence of MPs to lead and could lead to a coup within the Tory party. Meanwhile, the European Union and Ireland are preparing for a no-deal Brexit scenario. Need a better deal. If she does not hold the vote on Tuesday, May will head back to Brussels on Thursday to continue negotiating the deal with European leaders.

Global Media Trump claims Comey 'set a record' for lying to Congress
Author: 0 Trump claims Comey 'set a record' for lying to Congress

Comey's testimony came during a six hour closed-door meeting with Republicans and Democrats on the committees in which he answered questions about the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, the Russian Federation counterintelligence investigation he launched before he was sacked from the FBI and the potential dismissal of special counsel Robert Mueller by Trump.

Global Media White House chief of staff Kelly to resign in days, reports CNN
Author: 0 White House chief of staff Kelly to resign in days, reports CNN

Twice in the span of four months, Kelly denied reports that he'd called the president an "idiot", including one account in journalist Bob Woodward's book about the Trump administration, which was released in early September. In November, it was first reported that Kelly may leave due to repeated clashes with first lady Melania Trump. Trump is further expected to announce Heather Nauert as the new United States ambassador to the UN on Friday, replacing Nikki Haley .

Global Media US Gives Russia 60 Days to Comply With Nuclear Treaty
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Mr Putin, who stated this in televised comments, accused the U.S.of blaming Russian Federation for violations as a pretext for Washington to exit the pact. Moscow on Wednesday dismissed United States claims that Russian Federation is violating a major Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms, from which Washington is planning to withdraw.

Global Media Paris tense ahead of protests
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Subway stations in the centre of town were shut down. "The protesters want President Trump because some of them recognize that in 2016 the American people found the courage to elect a president who would be willing to stand up against the united forces of Marxism, globalism and political correctness".

Global Media Wisconsin Republicans work overnight on lame-duck bills
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Groups like One Wisconsin Now have claimed the last-minute push by the GOP-controlled Legislature to change the upcoming presidential primary date and neuter Gov. Scott Walker . Republicans control the Senate 18-15 and can not afford more than one defection. Other measures would weaken the attorney general's office by allowing Republican legislative leaders to intervene in cases and hire their own attorneys.

Global Media Comey grilled for six hours in closed-door House hearing
Author: 0 Comey grilled for six hours in closed-door House hearing

Comey is appearing for the interview after unsuccessfully fighting a subpoena in court. Comey also told investigators that the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation was not instigated by the so-called Steele dossier , an intelligence report by former British spy Christopher Steele that makes unverified allegations against Trump.

Global Media North Carolina race shines light on 'ballot harvesting'
Author: 0 North Carolina race shines light on 'ballot harvesting'

And on Thursday, state Republican chief Woodhouse said that if fraud is proved, he would be open to a new election. He added that it's unclear whether the alleged harvesting of absentee ballots on behalf of Republican candidate Mark Harris , the apparent victor of the election, was significant enough to swing it in his favor.

Global Media Trump to name Heather Nauert next United Nations ambassador, reports say
Author: 0 Trump to name Heather Nauert next United Nations ambassador, reports say

She will need confirmation by the Senate, where Trump's Republican Party enjoys a majority. Heather Nauert , who earlier this year had been considered a possible successor to White House spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, gained experience on diplomacy by working at the State Department, but she lacks the political and policy credentials of Ms Haley, who is a former governor of SC.

Global Media Imran wants peace in Kabul without fighting others’ war
Author: 0 Imran wants peace in Kabul without fighting others’ war

Some 14,000 USA soldiers are now serving in Afghanistan , and McKenzie couldn't say how much longer the United States would remain in the country. Now I'm happy that everyone realizes there is only a political solution. Now, after releasing three Taliban veterans, and having received Khalilzad at the highest level indicates Pakistani leaders are again positioning themselves for a "bigger" role in the Afghan reconciliation.

Global Media Huawei exec accused of fraud over Iran sanctions
Author: 0 Huawei exec accused of fraud over Iran sanctions

Chinese telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer, arrested in Canada, faces United States fraud charges for allegedly lying to banks about the use of a covert subsidiary to sell to Iran in breach of sanctions, a court in the Canadian city of Vancouver has heard.

Global Media Trump to pick State Department spokeswoman for United Nations ambassador
Author: 0 Trump to pick State Department spokeswoman for United Nations ambassador

Nuart was brought on to the administration after providing commentary on " Fox and Friends " on what appears to be Trump's favorite cable news network. Two administration officials confirmed Trump's plans. In addition to that role, Ms Nauert was appointed acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs in March this year.

Global Media World leaders, Canadians mourn George HW Bush
Author: 0 World leaders, Canadians mourn George HW Bush

In April, he was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit with a blood infection, a week after the death of his wife of 73 years, Barbara. "A new breeze is blowing and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn", President Bush said . On one mission over the Pacific as a torpedo bomber pilot he was shot down by Japanese antiaircraft fire and was rescued from the water by a U. He then graduated from Yale University, and launched a brief career in the oil industry.

Global Media Good boy: Sully the service dog visits Bush's casket
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Bush died last April and Robin died from leukemia at just four years old. She decorated a hallway in the East Wing with red Christmas Trees and tweaked the traditional gingerbread White House by adding replicas of the Lincoln and Washington monuments, the Jefferson Memorial and the U.S.

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