• Confidence vote 'utterly irrelevant' to lives of people across the country
Confidence vote 'utterly irrelevant' to lives of people across the country

If the Prime Minister does not announce the date for the final vote immediately and with the vote taken promptly, I will table a motion - that this House has no confidence in the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister abruptly called off a vote on her Brexit plan last week after it became clear it would be defeated. A senior Labour whip is also under...

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  • Al-Shabab in Somalia: Air strikes kill 62 militants, United States says
Al-Shabab in Somalia: Air strikes kill 62 militants, United States says

The strikes were carried out in close coordination with Somalia's government and were "conducted to prevent al-Shabab from using remote areas as a safe haven to plot, direct, inspire and recruit for future attacks", said the U.S. That number rose to 31 in 2017 and at least 45 this year. Last month, the United States military said it killed 37 ext...

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  • China probes two Canadians on suspected national security threat
China probes two Canadians on suspected national security threat

The mother of four is accused of conspiring to defraud banks to unwittingly clear transactions linked to Iran, in violation of USA sanctions. Meng was released on Can$10 million (US$7.5 million) bail by a court in Vancouver on Tuesday pending a USA extradition hearing.

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  • Israeli military finds 4th Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon
Israeli military finds 4th Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon

The UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon has confirmed the presence of the tunnels and says it's working with both Israel and Lebanon to address the situation in like with UN regulations. "Whoever enters it from the Lebanese side forfeits his life", the army said in a statement . The specific number of tunnels that Israel believes were dug from ...

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  • James Comey says House Republicans are 'shameful' after interview
James Comey says House Republicans are 'shameful' after interview

Comey first testified December 7. A transcript of Comey's testimony should be released Tuesday. During that session, he defended his decisions as FBI Director - such as superseding then Attorney-General Loretta Lynch to declare the Clinton probe closed and then informing congressional leaders days before the 2016 election that it had been reo...

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  • Abdullah Abdullah hails Pakistan's role in reconciliation process in Afghanistan
Abdullah Abdullah hails Pakistan's role in reconciliation process in Afghanistan

He also said Pakistan along-with the global community and other stake-holders was committed to peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan to end the 17-year war. He is 14 days into an 18-day visit to the region and has already visited Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Belgium. But those talks have been for the sake of t...

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  • Borders Weather: Snow and ice warning as blizzards set to hit
Borders Weather: Snow and ice warning as blizzards set to hit

Current projections suggest the heaviest rain is likely to fall on Saturday evening, with snow forecast further north. A further yellow warning of snow and ice that covers almost all of England and Scotland will run for 24 hours from 9am on Saturday.

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  • United Nations monitors needed to observe Yemen cease-fire — United Nations envoy
United Nations monitors needed to observe Yemen cease-fire — United Nations envoy

In a highly symbolic gesture, Yemen's Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani shook hands to loud applause with the head of the Houthi delegation, Mohammad Abdul Salam at the end of the conference. Mr. Griffiths has said he wants to remove Hodeida from the conflict so that aid deliveries can operate freely. "Obviously there has been very relevant con...

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  • Look inside the 4,400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt
Look inside the 4,400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt

Archaeologists removed the last layer of rubble and debris from the tomb on Thursday and entered, finding five shafts inside, Waziri went on. It also details the collection of domestic moments carved into the walls "featuring Wahtye. Waziri said he expects more discoveries to be made there when archaeologists start more excavation work in J...

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  • Ex-Flynn business partner charged in Turkish lobbying case
Ex-Flynn business partner charged in Turkish lobbying case

Flynn pleaded guilty to a felony charge for those lies last December, but has more recently argued that he had been tricked by the Federal Bureau of Investigation into lying about his contacts with Sergey Kislyak , who was the Russian ambassador to the United States at the time.

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  • President Trump to Review Murder Case Against Former Maj. Mathew Golsteyn
President Trump to Review Murder Case Against Former Maj. Mathew Golsteyn

Army Special Operations Command, in a statement last week. The suspect was released after no bomb-making materials were found but later shot dead on the street. "The Department of Defense will respect the integrity of this process and provide updates when appropriate". In April 2014, he got off with an official reprimand because of lack of eviden...

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  • Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling that undercuts Obamacare
Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling that undercuts Obamacare

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY said voters will remember. Klobuchar, appearing Sunday morning on CBS' Face the Nation, called the ruling absurd and said it was up to Democrats to fight to protect the law. Collins criticized the individual mandate for being a tax disproportionately on lower and middle income taxpayers, but expr...

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  • May calls Brexit deal vote for week of Jan 14
May calls Brexit deal vote for week of Jan 14

And warning against a second referendum, she said it would "break faith with the British people" and do "irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics". International Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the BBC: "Suppose we had another referendum". In remarks released ahead of her speech in the House of Commons on Monday, May says that stagin...

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  • White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand
White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

Last week, with television cameras rolling, Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., argued with Trump at a meeting in the Oval Office about the looming fight over the wall, which could spark the shutdown. Any spending legislation would need to pass with at least some Democratic votes since it would have to clear a 60-vote threshol...

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  • Trump's Interior Secretary Zinke to step down amid ethics probes
Trump's Interior Secretary Zinke to step down amid ethics probes

Don Beyer tweeted. A new interior secretary will be announced next week. Like too many members of President Trump's cabinet who have faced numerous ethics scandals, I welcome Mr. The Associated Press reported last month that the department's internal watchdog had referred an investigation of Zinke to the Justice Department.

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  • Hamas: West Bank Terrorist Attacks ‘A Source of Pride’
Hamas: West Bank Terrorist Attacks ‘A Source of Pride’

Chairman of the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate's Cameramen Committee, Iyad Hamad on Sunday called on global rights and press freedoms organizations to move quickly to stop the deliberate targeting by the Israeli occupation of journalists in the occupied Palestinian territories, whether in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip or occupied Jerusalem.

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  • Kashmir on edge after Indian troops kill seven civilians
Kashmir on edge after Indian troops kill seven civilians

Kashmiri villagers shout freedom slogans during the funeral procession of Murtaza, a 14-year-old civilian, in Pulwama , south of Srinagar , Indian controlled Kashmir , Saturday, Dec. To protest against the killings, separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership, comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad...

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  • Saudi Arabia 'rejects US Senate position and any interference in its affairs'
Saudi Arabia 'rejects US Senate position and any interference in its affairs'

Khashoggi, a royal insider who became a critic of Prince Mohammed and began writing for the Washington Post after moving to the United States previous year, was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in early October. The Senate resolution acknowledged that US-Saudi ties were "important" but called on Riyadh to "moderate its increa...

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  • Dutch suspect detained in slaying of U.S. student
Dutch suspect detained in slaying of U.S. student

As she progressed toward her psychology degree, Papenheim, an Andover, Minn. native, started to concentrate her studies on the topic of suicide. Papenheim's brother died by suicide a few years ago, her former high school teacher Mitch Bahr told CNN affiliate KRCR , and Papenheim was struggling with the loss.

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  • Indian court convicts Sajjan Kumar over 1984 anti-Sikh riots
Indian court convicts Sajjan Kumar over 1984 anti-Sikh riots

A bench of Justice S. Muralidhar and Justice Vinod Goel overturned a trial court judgement that had acquitted the Congress leader. They were also convicted for criminal conspiracy to burn down residences of Sikh families and a gurdwara in the area during the riots.

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