• North Korean soldier defects to South Korea, South's military says
North Korean soldier defects to South Korea, South's military says

Most North Koreans choose to flee across China, which shares a 100-kilometer land border with North Korea. The military said it will question the soldier about how he escaped across the border, a 2.5-mile wide, 155-mile long buffer zone that's lined with barbed wire and filled with land mines.

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  • Khashoggi murder: Pompeo says 'no direct evidence' implicates Saudi prince
Khashoggi murder: Pompeo says 'no direct evidence' implicates Saudi prince

After repeated denials of any knowledge about Khashoggi's disappearance, Saudi Arabia finally admitted the 59-year-old had been murdered at the mission in a "rogue" operation. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is the second senior member of the Trump administation who has now said he does not want to listen to the Khashoggi tapes because they are...

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  • Alderman responds to search-warrant reports
Alderman responds to search-warrant reports

Federal agents on Thursday raided the office of an attorney who in the past has handled the Trump Organization's taxes. An unidentified law enforcement source told the Chicago Tribune agents arrived at Ed Burke's aldermanic office Thursday morning, told staff to leave and pulled brown paper across its glass doors blocking the view.

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  • UK security firm G4S says five employees killed in Kabul attack
UK security firm G4S says five employees killed in Kabul attack

Charlie Burbridge, the managing director of G4S Risk Management Group, says that 32 employees of the company were also wounded in the attack, five of them seriously. Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack in a statement posted on Twitter . On Tuesday, three U.S.

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  • Pelosi wins first spherical in speaker battle
Pelosi wins first spherical in speaker battle

While she needs only a simple majority to be nominated for speaker this week by the Democratic Caucus, Pelosi must win a majority to be formally elected on the House floor January 3, meaning she could afford to lose only 15 Democrats if all lawmakers were present and voting and no Republicans supported her.

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  • Quake rattles southern Alaska
Quake rattles southern Alaska

The warning went into effect for parts of the state's Cook Inlet and southern Kenai peninsula minutes after the 7.0-magnitude natural disaster rocked buildings in downtown Anchorage at 8:29 a.m. "People going back to computers, meetings", Herz said. Blair Braverman was staying in a hotel with her husband when the quake hit. "There's no pictures...

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  • Paul Manafort sentencing date set tentatively for March
Paul Manafort sentencing date set tentatively for March

On Wednesday, Trump said that a potential pardon for Manafort was not "off the table". Manafort's lawyers disagree that he breached the deal and have said he was truthful in his interviews with investigators. Manafort is shown on August 17, 2016 with Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, just two days before he was forced to leave the camp...

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  • Murder charges against brother in mansion fire slayings
Murder charges against brother in mansion fire slayings

A New Jersey tech executive has been charged with murder in the deaths of his brother's family of four-bodies were found on November 20 at their burning mansion in the upscale neighborhood of Colts Neck. The suspect's family was able to escape the fire without injuries. "The fire at his home served two purposes", Gramiccioni said. Tribute...

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  • G20 Summit: All you need to know
G20 Summit: All you need to know

A substantive deal between the United States and China could mark a major feat for the G20 summit, where expectations for collective action have been low. The Wall Street Journal said the two countries are exploring a trade deal in which the USA would hold off on further tariffs through the spring in exchange for new talks looking at big changes ...

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  • James Comey files case against House Republicans to stop subpoena
James Comey files case against House Republicans to stop subpoena

Comey, who has testified multiple times about both investigations on Capitol Hill, said last week that he would be happy to testify in a public hearing but would refuse to appear at a closed-door, private interview. Republicans have alleged the FBI is biased against Trump, pointing to Comey's decision to publicly announce the FBI would not bring ...

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  • White officer charged with murder in death of black neighbor
White officer charged with murder in death of black neighbor

If Guyger is convicted, she will face up to life in prison. The news offered hope to Jean's family that Guyger would not get off with a light punishment for killing their loved one under the most auspicious of circumstances. The D.A.'s office was still investigating at the time, she said. At that time many took to social media to angrily question...

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  • UK PM May Says Focused on December 11 Brexit Vote, Not Alternatives
UK PM May Says Focused on December 11 Brexit Vote, Not Alternatives

She declined to entertain questions about what alternative she might offer if the current agreement is rejected December 11. "We will be explaining to members of parliament why we believe that this is a good deal for the UK", May told reporters on the plane to the G20 summit in Argentina when asked if she had a back-up plan.

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  • Canada sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi
Canada sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi

The bipartisan vote was viewed as a rebuke to both Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration, which is leading the war in Yemen, and President Trump for their handling of the Jamal Khashoggi murder , Senate leaders said. These are not steps we take lightly. "These are not accusations that we can make lightly". "The death of Mr. Khashoggi is a seri...

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  • Trump quarrels infuse tense G20 summit
Trump quarrels infuse tense G20 summit

Prior to a meeting with the US, China and three other countries condemned protectionism during a meeting in Buenos Aires' G20 summit. The first day of the G20 summit offered glimmers of hope for progress between Washington and Beijing despite Trump's earlier threat of new tariffs, which would increase tensions already weighing on global finan...

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  • George HW Bush passes away at 94
George HW Bush passes away at 94

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush speaks at the World Leadership Summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates November 21, 2006. Mr Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush , had six children and were married for 73 years - the longest presidential marriage in USA history.

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  • Facebook: Sandberg asked staff to research Soros finances
Facebook: Sandberg asked staff to research Soros finances

A recent article published by the New York Times titled "Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook's Leaders Fought Through Crisis", provides insight into how Facebook has operated through numerous crises over the past few years. It is unclear what, if any, involvement Sandberg had in that ultimate response to Soros. Sandberg wanted to determine wh...

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  • US Migrant Caravan: Tijuana officials brace more incoming migrants
US Migrant Caravan: Tijuana officials brace more incoming migrants

The protest group is part of a caravan of thousands of Central American asylum seekers who have waited for weeks in the Mexican border town of Tijuana to process their asylum claims. Lauren Mack, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the agency could not provide information about the immigration status of the 42 arrested wit...

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  • Grand jury: Dallas officer's shooting of neighbor was murder
Grand jury: Dallas officer's shooting of neighbor was murder

According to the arrest affidavit, Guyger claimed Jean ignored "verbal commands" before she shot him. At the time the force was used - because that's what we look at in all criminal cases, whether it's a police officer or anybody else - when the force was used, her intent was an act clearly risky to human life.

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  • Republicans ready to weaken USA military support for Saudis
Republicans ready to weaken USA military support for Saudis

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a frequent ally of Mr Trump, vowed he won't vote to wrap up key legislative business this year - including a spending bill needed to avert a partial government shutdown - until he receives a briefing from Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's possible role in ...

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  • Putin and Saudi Crown Prince 'high five' at G20 photo op
Putin and Saudi Crown Prince 'high five' at G20 photo op

Would he be welcomed warmly? As CBS News and other outlets have reported, the Central Intelligence Agency has concluded that the crown prince ordered the assassination . In the audio of the conversation, it's possible to make out the prince saying "Don't worry", to which Macron responds: "I am worried". Earlier, the Elysee said the video showe...

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