• Sen. Collins 'very concerned' about Whitaker's appointment
Sen. Collins 'very concerned' about Whitaker's appointment

In the meantime, congressional Democrats could challenge Whitaker's appointment under the Vacancies Reform Act, given that Sessions did not die or become incapacitated but was asked to step aside by the President. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he expects special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to be allowed to proceed...

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  • Bells to toll 100 times
Bells to toll 100 times

Following dinner, guest speaker Rich Whitney will give a speech called "Making America Care Again - Why Americans Should Oppose War". The illumination covering the memorial in poppies ran for nine consecutive evenings through Veterans Day to recognize the nine million soldiers worldwide who died during World War One.

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  • Austria Suspects Colonel Spied for Russian Federation for Decades
Austria Suspects Colonel Spied for Russian Federation for Decades

Literally on the eve of official ceremonies for the centenary of the end of World War I, Austria faces a modern "Colonel Redlich" - an Austrian officer, and in fact a high-class spy who worked for the Russian Empire, to whom they said that he changed the course of history.

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  • Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian wait wildfire toll on California homes
Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian wait wildfire toll on California homes

Honea said the agency was also bringing in a DNA lab and encouraged people with missing relatives to submit samples to aid in identifying the dead. "Regrettably, not everybody made it out". Her publicist could not confirm the status of her house, but told Reuters that Jenner was safe. Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour were expected through Mon...

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  • Separated Bhutanese twins condition 'stable'
Separated Bhutanese twins condition 'stable'

This week, two teams made up of 18 specialists at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital carefully divided the girls' shared liver before separating them. He acted as a translator throughout the procedure for the girls' mother, who spent time praying and meditating. "I think the best part of the surgery was that there were no highs and no lows",...

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  • Melbourne police shoot suspected
Melbourne police shoot suspected "known wolf" terrorist during attack

The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill. "Three people have been stabbed, unfortunately one of them is deceased at the scene", David Clayton , police superintendent of Victoria state, told reporters.

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  • Judges Order Palm Beach, Broward Counties To Allow Review Of Ballots
Judges Order Palm Beach, Broward Counties To Allow Review Of Ballots

Amid recounts in Florida's elections, three candidates have filed lawsuits regarding ballots, but only Gov. Rick Scott won in court. Rick Scott has accused the Palm Beach County supervisor of ignoring a court order compelling her to hand over all questionable ballots to the canvassing board by Saturday - a task she said is "physically i...

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  • China and Australia to launch new round of tariff cuts in 2019
China and Australia to launch new round of tariff cuts in 2019

Australia and China have been vying for influence in the sparsely populated Pacific which controls vast swathes of resource-rich oceans. Ties between the two countries have been strained since Australia accused China of meddling in its domestic affairs late previous year.

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  • Trump lands in Paris ahead of World War One commemorations
Trump lands in Paris ahead of World War One commemorations

That has left Macron, whose own popularity in France is at a low point, as the "last man standing", said Smith, who is now serving on an worldwide affairs fellowship at the Bosch Academy in Berlin. Just minutes after touching down in Paris on Friday night, Trump tweeted harsh words. At that meeting, Mr Trump would not say whether he believe...

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  • United Kingdom ex-minister says other officials may resign over Brexit
United Kingdom ex-minister says other officials may resign over Brexit

But if parliament rejects the Brexit deal the Prime Minister is now finalising, a second referendum - the "people's vote" - may prove the only way of resolving the unprecedented political and constitutional crisis. Cabinet ministers have been invited this week to read the UK's draft withdrawal deal with the EU. "With even Tory ministers recognisi...

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  • UK PM draws fury of Northern Irish allies over Brexit
UK PM draws fury of Northern Irish allies over Brexit

Arlene Foster said her party would "not be able to support this if it came to Parliament in the form that it is in the letter". In a tweet, Foster seized on May's insistence that she couldn't accept a deal that could see the break up of the United Kingdom customs territory.

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  • The Battle for Hodeidah: Yemeni forces announce new push
The Battle for Hodeidah: Yemeni forces announce new push

Saudi Arabia has been paying the US for the refueling, but there were no details on how much that cost. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who launched the Yemen war as the kingdom's defense minister in March 2015, faces widespread worldwide criticism for the war and after members of his entourage allegedly took part in Khashoggi's slaying.

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  • President Trump Says Fight Over DACA Should End at Supreme Court
President Trump Says Fight Over DACA Should End at Supreme Court

The decision by the San Francisco-based ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals preserves the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme introduced in 2012 that has shielded a group of undocumented immigrants dubbed "Dreamers" from deportation and given them work permits, though not a path to citizenship.

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  • Lankan president dissolves parliament, calls polls on Jan 5
Lankan president dissolves parliament, calls polls on Jan 5

Sirisena had suspended the House until November 16 which was later advanced by two days following global pressure. Maithripala Sirisena said in a proclamation that a new parliament will be convened on January 17 after conducting the nation-wide vote on January 5.

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  • Boris Johnson's brother quits over Brexit deal
Boris Johnson's brother quits over Brexit deal

Johnson outlined the reasons behind his decision in an article, accompanied by a video. Transport minister, Jo Johnson , has resigned over Theresa May's Brexit plan. Lidington has insisted the government remains confident it can get its Brexit deal through parliament, despite the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) warning it was prepared to vote it...

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  • Telemachus Orfanos, survivor of Vegas massacre, killed in Borderline Bar mass shooting
Telemachus Orfanos, survivor of Vegas massacre, killed in Borderline Bar mass shooting

He had served in the Navy and sometimes worked as a doorman at Borderline Bar but was not working in that capacity the night of the shooting. Before finding out about his son's death, Jason said he was trying to prepare for the worst. Another witness said the gunman shot people at close range. The Las Vegas massacre left 58 people dead and m...

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  • Bourke Street incident: One dead after Melbourne knife rampage
Bourke Street incident: One dead after Melbourne knife rampage

Melbourne is Australia's second-largest city and known for its thriving restaurant and cafe scene. He had placed several barbecue gas canisters in the back of his pickup, with the outlet valves open, but they had failed to ignite. Supt Clayton told reporters that when officers got out of the auto, they were confronted by a male brandishing a knife...

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  • Taliban: Russia meeting 'not about direct talks' with Kabul
Taliban: Russia meeting 'not about direct talks' with Kabul

She emphasized the conference is exclusively aimed at facilitating a "conducive atmosphere for bilateral or multilateral dialogue formats" to promote a negotiated solution to the Afghan problem as soon as possible. Last year, the US and the Taliban reportedly refused to attend the first meeting Moscow hosted. "Therefore, we will talk with the Ame...

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  • Malibu Fire ‘Out of Control,’ Dozens of Homes Destroyed Including Caitlyn Jenner’s
Malibu Fire ‘Out of Control,’ Dozens of Homes Destroyed Including Caitlyn Jenner’s

A separate fire, the " Woolsey Fire ", in Ventura County sparked evacuation orders for parts of the city of Thousand Oaks, where a Marine Corps veteran shot dead 12 people in a country music bar on Wednesday night. Flames have already destroyed 621,743 acres (251,610 hectares), almost twice the amount during the same period of 2017 and almost tripl...

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  • Pompeo urges China to halt South China Sea militarization
Pompeo urges China to halt South China Sea militarization

Addressing a joint press conference here on Friday, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said, "According to the U.S". -China security talks in Washington. China and the USA are now locked in an ongoing trade war as each country has introduced tariffs on goods traded between each other. US officials said they would not halt so-called freedom-of-na...

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