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Kim Jong-un letter to Seoul asks for more summits in 2019

Kim Jong-un letter to Seoul asks for more summits in 2019

South Korea's Presidential Office says it received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday afternoon - ahead of the New Year, .in which he promised to work toward peace and prosperity...

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Trump ready to make a deal to end shutdown?

Trump ready to make a deal to end shutdown?

House Democrats plan to pass the bills as soon as the new Congress convenes on Thursday, one of the first acts after Democrats took control, according to an aide who was not authorised to discuss ...

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Netanyahu says Brazil will move embassy to Jerusalem

Netanyahu says Brazil will move embassy to Jerusalem

He hinted that he would try to loosen gun laws, saying, saying "A good citizen deserves methods of defending himself". Gary Hufbauer of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a Washin...

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How to Watch New Year’s Eve 2018 TV Coverage Online

How to Watch New Year’s Eve 2018 TV Coverage Online

For those who won't be in Times Square for the New Year, they can watch the live stream on CNN's homepage here. The Times Square Alliance, which runs the ball drop, says the estimates come fr...

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Albertan teacher detained in China released, is back in Canada

Albertan teacher detained in China released, is back in Canada

At the appeal hearing, prosecutors argued Schellenberg was likely to part of a worldwide drugs smuggling operation. "Due to the provisions under the Privacy Act , no further information can be disc...

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White Man Kills Black Girl, 7, In Drive-By Shooting, Police Say

White Man Kills Black Girl, 7, In Drive-By Shooting, Police Say

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted that the suspect was driving a red pickup. The auto also sped away before it came to a stop and the woman called 911, authorities said. "I urge you, whoe...

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American detained on spy charges in Moscow

American detained on spy charges in Moscow

FSB opened a criminal case under the article pertaining to espionage. Further details of the accusations were not made public, but Whelan could face between 10 and 20 years in prison if convicted of...

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Trump says he 'never abandoned' pledge to build border wall

Trump says he 'never abandoned' pledge to build border wall

He adds: "Some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through (thereby making it possible to see what is happening on both sides)". The retired Marine ge...

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Police killing suspect was fleeing to Mexico, sheriff says

Police killing suspect was fleeing to Mexico, sheriff says

In Sheriff Christianson's view, California's laws are what allowed the shooting to occur, saying police was "prohibited" from acting. "This is a criminal illegal alien with prior criminal activity t...

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UK and France ‘action plan’ to deal with migrants crossing Channel

UK and France ‘action plan’ to deal with migrants crossing Channel

The Home Secretary has cut short his family holiday to return to the United Kingdom after declaring a "major incident" as Border Force vessels picked up a group of migrants attempting to enter the cou...

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Deadly Clashes as Bangladesh Voted in General Election

Deadly Clashes as Bangladesh Voted in General Election

The channel called the election's in Hasina's favour. Mr Hossain claimed about 100 candidates from the opposition had withdrawn from their races during the day, with his alliance to decide on its ...

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Chief of staff Kelly: Trump backed away from wall months ago

Chief of staff Kelly: Trump backed away from wall months ago

But we left a solid concrete wall early on in the administration, when we asked people what they needed and where they needed it, ' he said. Trump Senior Adviser Kellyanne Conway responded to Ke...

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Illegal Migrants Try to Seize French Fishing Boats for Cross-Channel Runs

Officials intercepted 23 Iranians in the Channel on Thursday, including three children, and a further 43 people were picked up over Christmas Day and Boxing Day. "We are in close and continual conta...

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Trump lowers demand for border wall funding

Trump lowers demand for border wall funding

The president justified the border closure by stating that the USA loses a lot of money in trade with Mexico under NAFTA , which will be soon replaced by a new trilateral deal between the NAFTA state...

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Patrick Shanahan named acting Secretary of Defense as of January 1st

Patrick Shanahan named acting Secretary of Defense as of January 1st

Anxious that weak ties between major militaries could lead to misunderstandings that snowball into conflict amid tense relations, US officials had said Mattis was attempting to forge a relationship ...

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Trump threatens to shut border if no wall money

Trump threatens to shut border if no wall money

They may have the 10 Senate votes, but we have the issue, Border Security. In a befuddling series of tweets Friday, President Trump appeared to threaten both the Democrats and USA trade relation...

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SC girl talks Santa in phone call with president

SC girl talks Santa in phone call with president

She reported that Christmas morning, the food was gone and presents were under the tree. Collman Lloyd , 7, called NORAD Santa Tracker on Monday night and was redirected to the president hims...

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Trump skips meeting with Iraqi leader as Baghdad fumes over visit

Trump skips meeting with Iraqi leader as Baghdad fumes over visit

The move was taken following a telephone call with President Erdogan of Turkey , with an apparent deal struck that would see the Turkish military handle the remnants of Islamic State, freeing up some...

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Trump makes unannounced visits to American troops in Iraq, Germany

Trump makes unannounced visits to American troops in Iraq, Germany

The president also stated - incorrectly - that he had authorized the first military pay increase in a decade. The Iranian-backed Islamic Dawa Party, Mahdi's political party, said in a statem...

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Saudi king appoints former Ritz-Carlton detainee as foreign minister

Saudi king appoints former Ritz-Carlton detainee as foreign minister

But the appointment as foreign minister of Assaf, who holds a seat on the boards of state oil giant Aramco and the vast Public Investment Fund, indicates an emphasis on "economic diplomacy" as the kin...

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Turkey: Pointless for France to Remain in Syria to Protect YPG

Turkey: Pointless for France to Remain in Syria to Protect YPG

The U.S. -led coalition in Syria continued to conduct air strikes against the ISIS terrorist group, American officials said on December 25, about a week after President Donald Trump announced the w...

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Trump is third American president to visit Iraq

Trump is third American president to visit Iraq

According to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, they made the trip late on Christmas night to thank the troops for their service, success and sacrifice. "We don't want to be taken advantage of...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves hospital after cancer surgery, Supreme Court says today

Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves hospital after cancer surgery, Supreme Court says today

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is working from her hospital bed as she recovers from cancer surgery, The Guardian reported. "As testament to our nation's promise, the daughter and gra...

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Christmas 2018: Celebrations held across India with fervour and love

Christmas 2018: Celebrations held across India with fervour and love

On the 6th January, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, the great feast that recalls the encounter of Jesus with the Magi of the East, who were Gentiles, people who were non-Jewi...

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North Korea ordered to pay parents, estate of student $500M

North Korea ordered to pay parents, estate of student $500M

North Korea did not respond to the lawsuit - Howell's opinion was rendered as a so-called "default judgment" - and the country has no free assets in the United States that the family could make a cl...

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No end in sight to Trump’s shutdown as first business day looms

No end in sight to Trump’s shutdown as first business day looms

US President Donald Trump speaks on the telephone as he answers calls from people calling into the Norad Santa tracker phone line at the White House in Washington , DC. And on Christmas Day , as...

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Fears of new Indonesia tsunami as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes

Fears of new Indonesia tsunami as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes

Nine hotels along the coast were also damaged. As long as the volcano remains active, residents should be vigilant, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency. In a vi...

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Syrian air defence fire on 'enemy targets' as Israeli fighters spotted

Syrian air defence fire on 'enemy targets' as Israeli fighters spotted

There was no immediate word on casualties. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency ( SANA ), the Israeli aircraft launched missiles through the Lebanese airspace. " The aggression is still ongoin...

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Second Guatemalan child dies in DHS custody after illegal border journey

Second Guatemalan child dies in DHS custody after illegal border journey

A CBP spokesman declined to elaborate Tuesday, but said details will be released shortly. The boy's death followed the death in early December of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal, also from Guatemala. Presid...

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Weather: Overnight rain-snow mix could spell slick commute

Weather: Overnight rain-snow mix could spell slick commute

It's a seasonable chill for this time of the year with highs in the lower 40's. There is a small chance of rain on Christmas Day with overcast conditions and highs of 8c in Liverpool. Weather offi...

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Sydney tower block evacuated as residents hear 36-storey building 'crack'

Sydney tower block evacuated as residents hear 36-storey building 'crack'

An emergency operation is underway and police have closed the nearby train station and several roads. Ecove is now developing a fifth apartment building, the 38-storey Boomerang Tower. Exclusion zon...

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Stowaways armed with iron bars threaten Thames Estuary ship’s crew

Stowaways armed with iron bars threaten Thames Estuary ship’s crew

There were reports that Special Boat Service operatives fast-roped from helicopters on to the ship during the operation. Police have said they do not believe the incident is related to terrori...

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'Very possible' United States shutdown could extend into new year, says budget director

'Very possible' United States shutdown could extend into new year, says budget director

Justin Goodman, a spokesman for Schumer, countered: "If Director Mulvaney says the Trump Shutdown will last into the New Year , believe him, because it's their shutdown". But they did not rule out ...

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Where is Santa now? Follow NORAD’s Santa Tracker 2018

Where is Santa now? Follow NORAD’s Santa Tracker 2018

That year, a Sears store in Colorado Springs ran an ad in a local newspaper that included a phone number kids could dial to talk to Santa. This all began after Col. Shoup figured out what had hap...

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Mattis, McGurk exits leave Syria in

Mattis, McGurk exits leave Syria in "state of uncertainty"

Ankara considers the USA -backed YPG militia a terrorist organization and an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency in Turkey since the 1980s. The two men als...

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