• Travellers at risk of Bali protest over embassy move
Travellers at risk of Bali protest over embassy move

In October, Scott Morrison revealed that he has no issue to shift Australia's embassy from Tel Aviv to West Jerusalem. While the embassy move is delayed, Morrison said his government will establish a defense and trade office in Jerusalem and will also start looking for an appropriate site for the embassy.

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  • Melania Trump interview: First Lady opens up on raising son Barron
Melania Trump interview: First Lady opens up on raising son Barron

The problem is they're writing history and it's not correct", she answered. The businesswoman and former model later married in 2005, and welcomed their first son together, Barron Trump, now 12, the following year. "I also learned that the airmen and soldiers in this room have stepped up after natural disasters, like Hurricane Michael, and that m...

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  • Nancy Pelosi paves way to be House speaker with term limit deal
Nancy Pelosi paves way to be House speaker with term limit deal

I'm looking forward to the exchange of hot takes after this between two of the most annoying segments of the pundit class, the group that thinks Pelosi is an indispensable political genius and the group that's forever moaning when more respectable politicians "sink to Trump's level" with personal insults.

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  • Dissolution is illegal - Sri Lanka's Top Court
Dissolution is illegal - Sri Lanka's Top Court

The judgement said the Executive can not dissolve Parliament before four-and-a-half years have passed since its election and his decision to call snap elections was illegal. Their personal relationship has also festered: Sirisena said last month he could not tolerate working with Wickremesinghe again, "even for one hour".

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  • An Immigrant Girl's Death in CBP Custody Draws Criticism - Hit & Run
An Immigrant Girl's Death in CBP Custody Draws Criticism - Hit & Run

The toddler's mother and her attorneys alleged she contracted a respiratory infection after they arrived to the detention center and ICE provided substandard medical care for the toddler. The DHS secretary concluded by making use of the tragedy to deter future border crossings. "We will continue to look into the situation, but again, I can not stre...

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  • Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis
Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has stepped down from his post, according to media reports. "We have heard from the presidential secretariat that our leader will be sworn in as the Prime Minister tomorrow morning", UNP general secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.

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  • Trump's inaugural committee under criminal investigation over fund wrongdoing
Trump's inaugural committee under criminal investigation over fund wrongdoing

Prosecutors also are looking into whether donors to the inaugural fund gave money in hopes of gaining access to the administration or influence over policy or administration positions, which the Journal notes is illegal. USA law prohibits foreign contributions to inaugural funds and super PACs and the investigation is looking into whether money f...

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  • No-deal Brexit prep details coming on December 19th — EU's Juncker
No-deal Brexit prep details coming on December 19th — EU's Juncker

But leaders also warned that the European Union was prepared for Britain to leave without a deal rather than to risk unravelling its own system of close integration: "We have postponed the showdown moment. The European Council's conclusions on Brexit published on Thursday said that the EU would continue trying to negotiate a trade deal with the U...

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  • Turkey will start military operation in a 'few days' - Pres. Erdogan
Turkey will start military operation in a 'few days' - Pres. Erdogan

Ankara views YPG fighters as terrorists due to their links to the Kurdish insurgency inside Turkey. On Tuesday, the Pentagon announced, the outposts were built in parts of northeastern Syria, following a request from Turkey. Meanwhile, Talal Silo, the former SDF spokesperson who surrendered to Turkey a year ago, claimed that the U.S.is plannin...

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  • Flynn Seeks to Avoid Prison Time in Russia Investigation
Flynn Seeks to Avoid Prison Time in Russia Investigation

His sentencing has the makings of a bookend moment for the investigation, given that Flynn - a visible presence on the campaign trail, in high-level transition talks and in the chaotic early days of the administration - was an early, and pivotal, part of the case who appeared to enjoy the president's sympathy even after his departure from the White...

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  • Trump says more than 10 people want top White House job
Trump says more than 10 people want top White House job

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. "Why wouldn't someone want one of the truly great and meaningful jobs in Washington", Trump tweeted . New Yorker magazine wrote that "Trump Boasts at Least 10 Americans Willing to Take Job as His Chief of Staff", in its headline. Conway , who praised Kelly's service...

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  • Accused Russian Agent Pleads Guilty in US Court
Accused Russian Agent Pleads Guilty in US Court

Butina is the founder of the Right to Bear Arms, a Russian gun rights group. The project would have her meeting with GOP presidential candidates and NRA leaders in the United States . According to prosecutors, in 2017, Butina helped Torshin organize a Russian delegation to the National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event that draws various Republica...

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  • Wave of hoax bomb threats made across US; San Francisco JCC evacuated
Wave of hoax bomb threats made across US; San Francisco JCC evacuated

In a tweet, USF police said the agency was "working a number of bomb threat calls from emails sent on campus". Several universities - including the University of Washington in Seattle and Penn State University in State College, Penn., - also received threats.

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  • Brexit: EU says current divorce deal with United Kingdom
Brexit: EU says current divorce deal with United Kingdom "only deal possible"

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made it clear to the Theresa May that the EU will not renegotiate her Brexit deal after she pulled a vote in parliament over fears that British MPs would not support it in its current form.

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  • Senior Welsh Labour MPs call for no confidence vote
Senior Welsh Labour MPs call for no confidence vote

Leslie also told BBC this afternoon that would kick-start the campaign for a second referendum, which could then lead to staying in theEU altogether. The SNP leader also indicated her party had held talks with the Opposition in Westminster on Monday over the next steps to take.

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  • Arizona border official says fear claims among asylum-seeking migrants spiked
Arizona border official says fear claims among asylum-seeking migrants spiked

Despite tough new immigration policies imposed by the Trump administration, the U.S. is still the top pick by far for migrants seeking a new home, according to a new report . Approximately 6,000 migrants have traveled from Central America to Tijuana, Mexico. People take part in a gathering in support of the migrant caravan in San Diego.

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  • MSNBC's Mika Takes 'Long-Planned' Day Off After Pompeo Slur
MSNBC's Mika Takes 'Long-Planned' Day Off After Pompeo Slur

Brzezinski was criticizing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday for comments regarding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi . To this point, Kilmeade asked Pompeo "we know the prince knows, right?" Brzezinski asked. Richard Grenell, the US ambassador to Germany, who is openly gay, noticed an omission in her apology. "Sexualizin...

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  • Blame for the Marriott Hotel data breach pointed directly at China
Blame for the Marriott Hotel data breach pointed directly at China

The New York Times , which reported the story first, and The Washington Post quote unidentified people who have been briefed on the government's preliminary findings. U.S. suspicions of Chinese involvement in the Marriott theft come amid heightened rivalry between the two countries over trade, geo-politics and technology despite continuing attemp...

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  • Two Tu-160 bombers on cross-Atlantic flight for deployment to Venezuela
Two Tu-160 bombers on cross-Atlantic flight for deployment to Venezuela

The ministry said the bombers were shadowed by Norwegian F-18 fighter jets during part of their flight. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the move amounted to "two corrupt governments squandering public funds and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer", while the Russian government, in response on Tuesday, called his wo...

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  • Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press
Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press

The Wall Street Journal first reported the president's move. Canseco previously took a swing at getting in Trump's good graces in 2016 when he asked the then-president-elect to consider him for ambassador to Cuba for chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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