• May warns MPs against 'catastrophic' failure to deliver Brexit
May warns MPs against 'catastrophic' failure to deliver Brexit

He added: "If we'd gone out and said to the public vote for this deal, do we know for sure what the result would have been, are we sure what it would have been, really with this deal?" Manfred Weber said Monday that "we ask, we invite our British colleagues to behave responsibly and vote for this agreement".

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  • North Korea taken no 'concrete steps' to denuclearize: Vice President Mike Pence
North Korea taken no 'concrete steps' to denuclearize: Vice President Mike Pence

Neither the U.S. nor North Korea has announced any meetings, although Kim Yong Chol arrived earlier Thursday in Beijing, where he was booked on a flight to the U.S., South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported . A source familiar with the matter said Kim will travel to Vietnam for an official state visit after the February 4-8 lunar new year. ...

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  • Man, 20, arrested over murder of Israeli student in Melbourne
Man, 20, arrested over murder of Israeli student in Melbourne

Co-organiser Jessamy Gleeson, who was also involved in organising the vigil for Eurydice Dixon previous year, said she was "shattered and heartbroken" to be organising another event just six months later. "I think for most, the idea that that could somehow protect you is now gone". Mourners will then fill the same route 86 tram Maasarwe took to...

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  • Largest ever great white shark ‘Deep Blue’ spotted in Hawaii
Largest ever great white shark ‘Deep Blue’ spotted in Hawaii

She is 20 feet long and thought to be 50 years old. Ocean Ramsey , co-founder of One Ocean Diving and a marine biologist/conservationist who has spent years diving with sharks around the world, is among those who swam with one of these titanic sharks.

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  • Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico
Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico

A spokesman for Nieto called the bribery claim "false and defamatory" when it first came up earlier in the trial. Cifuentes was a key figure in the Sinaloa Cartel, of which Guzman was the head, and claimed that he had heard Guzman bragging about the bribe to the former president .

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  • Rick Scott sides with Trump on lifting Russian Federation sanctions; Marco Rubio doesn't
Rick Scott sides with Trump on lifting Russian Federation sanctions; Marco Rubio doesn't

He added, "There are some legitimate concerns about whether the sanctions regime is tough enough to hold people like Oleg Deripaska from basically retaining control over this company". Brian O'Toole, an expert in economic sanctions at the Washington D.C. -based Atlantic Council, says that Thursday's House vote could make the Office of Foreign Asset...

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  • USA plans missile defence expansion to resist North Korea's 'extraordinary threat'
USA plans missile defence expansion to resist North Korea's 'extraordinary threat'

President Donald Trump used part of his missile defense speech at the Pentagon on Thursday to slam Democrats for failing to negotiate over border security during the partial government shutdown. Trump joined a number of his top generals Thursday at the Pentagon to deliver an address in support of his initiative, which sought to install detection ...

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  • Relaxation of contraception coverage mandate for employers blocked by 2 federal judges
Relaxation of contraception coverage mandate for employers blocked by 2 federal judges

A Pennsylvania district court judge issued a nationwide injunction Monday afternoon, just as the new policy was slated to take effect. The rules, set to take effect Monday, allow closely held businesses and faith-based charities and universities employers to refuse to insure forms of birth control they find objectionable by claiming "sincerel...

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  • Man Planned To Attack White House With Rocket And Explosives
Man Planned To Attack White House With Rocket And Explosives

Attorney Byung J. The document said a community member contacted law enforcement in March 2018 about him. In a meeting with the informant and an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent on December 2, Taheb allegedly stated that "they could do more damage" in the USA because overseas they would be "one of many".

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  • China warns citizens they risk ‘arbitrary detention’ in Canada
China warns citizens they risk ‘arbitrary detention’ in Canada

Questions have swirled over the court's rapid retrial and sentencing of Schellenberg. Hua's comments add to increasingly strained relations between the two countries since Canada detained Meng on December 1, followed soon after by China's arrest of Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat and Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur, on allegations they were u...

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  • Lavrov vows proper response to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation activity near Russia's borders
Lavrov vows proper response to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation activity near Russia's borders

Russian can not agree to Bosnia and Herzegovina's accession to NATO, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a news conference on the results of 2018 on Wednesday. "Our questions why the Americans don't want to examine our proposals and get first-hand information about specific parameters of the missile were left unheard", he said.

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  • Child in auto seat falls out of vehicle in Mankato
Child in auto seat falls out of vehicle in Mankato

A 2-year-old girl in a vehicle seat flew out from the side of a moving auto on Monday in Minnesota, and the moment was captured in a dash cam video of a driver who rushed to save the child. At the next stop light, you can see the door close and the vehicle continuing to drive away from the scene. "I always has a dash camera on in my semi and pers...

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  • Jan 26 citizen ceremonies to be compulsory
Jan 26 citizen ceremonies to be compulsory

Prior to the changes, local councils had no set days to hold citizenship ceremonies - held for migrants who have newly attained Australian citizenship. "It's part of our refocusing of our global efforts on our own region, in our own backyard, and making sure we can make the biggest possible difference", Mr Morrison said.

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  • Controversial Iranian satellite fails to reach orbit
Controversial Iranian satellite fails to reach orbit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that the supposedly "innocent satellite" launched on Tuesday was actually "the first stage of an intercontinental missile" Iran is developing in violation of global agreements. "The Payam satellite was successfully launched this morning with the Safir satellite carrier". "We should not come up shor...

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  • U.S. Soldiers Killed in Islamic State Syria Attack
U.S. Soldiers Killed in Islamic State Syria Attack

The Britain-based Observatory, which relies on a network of sources in Syria, said it was the first such suicide attack in the city in 10 months. In a brief statement, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, "The President has been fully briefed and we will continue to monitor the ongoing situation in Syria".

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  • Syria Kurds reject proposed 'security zone' under Turkish control
Syria Kurds reject proposed 'security zone' under Turkish control

For months, the Turkish military has been preparing to launch an operation against fighters from the YPG, the armed wing of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) that has maintained control over most of northern Syria with the help of USA troops fighting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in the area.

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  • Explosions and gunfire heard in Nairobi; al-Shabaab claim responsibility
Explosions and gunfire heard in Nairobi; al-Shabaab claim responsibility

As of 2am in Nairobi (10am Sydney time), families said some people are still hiding inside the complex. Those killed in the attack on the DusitD2 Hotel included 11 Kenyans and several foreign nationals, with two still to be identified.

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  • Mixed reaction to Brexit vote defeat from Northern Ireland politicians
Mixed reaction to Brexit vote defeat from Northern Ireland politicians

He said Ireland would not object if Britain asked for an extension to Article 50, but that such a request would have to be accompanied by a plan that allowed for an orderly Brexit . So it is a bit of a nonsense to talk about a hard border'. We will oppose the toxic backstop & vote against the WA [withdrawal agreement]. The Northern Ireland C...

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  • Saudi woman granted asylum in Canada to speak publicly
Saudi woman granted asylum in Canada to speak publicly

The UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency , had raised concerns about Ms Qunun's security the longer she remained in Bangkok - leading her to be taken to the Canadian embassy on Friday where her visa was processed within several hours. That spat kicked off past year when Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland tweeted for the Saudi authoriti...

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  • Barr Vows He'd Let Mueller ‘Complete His Work’ on Russia Probe
Barr Vows He'd Let Mueller ‘Complete His Work’ on Russia Probe

Earlier, when he led the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, he wrote opinions that allowed the US government to invade Panama and arrest its dictator, Manuel Noriega, as well as to capture suspects without the consent of their host nations.

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