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Global Explosion and gunfire at Nairobi hotel, office complex
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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday that all of the militants who had stormed an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi had been "eliminated" after a siege that went on for nearly 20 hours, leaving at least 14 people dead. According to reports in the Sun , the SAS operative stormed through the doors of the building in the capital city of Nairobi and is believed to have shot dead members of the militant group who had detonated explosive devices and shot innocent bystanders, ...

Global Trump's attorney general pick: Robert Mueller is not overseeing a 'witch hunt'
Author: 0 Trump's attorney general pick: Robert Mueller is not overseeing a 'witch hunt'

Democrats have anxious that Trump may try to quash Mueller's findings when he concludes his work. He said Trump did not ask him for a promise of loyalty and he did not offer one. He said he had written a similar memo criticising the department's corruption case against Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, which ended in a mistrial in 2017.

Global Trump Rejects Graham’s Plea to Reopen Government
Author: 0 Trump Rejects Graham’s Plea to Reopen Government

See if we can get a deal. We don't want the wrong ones coming into our country. "I'd rather have the Supreme Court rule and then work with the Democrats on DACA ". Congress returns to business Monday, although Trump ridiculed 30 Democratic lawmakers for flying over the weekend to Puerto Rico, the sunny USA island territory in the Caribbean, for a charity performance of the hit Broadway show "Hamilton", while he remained in snowy Washington.

Global Jayme Closs
Author: 0 Jayme Closs "took the power away" from her abductor, family says

The complaint says Jayme and her mother then hid in the bathroom and realized James Closs had been killed after hearing a shot. The complaint says she escaped Thursday after Patterson told her he'd be gone for a number of hours; she pushed the bins away, took a pair of his shoes, and left.

Global European Union 'is prepared to delay Brexit until at least July'
Author: 0 European Union 'is prepared to delay Brexit until at least July'

However, his priority is to force a national election and he said he would propose a vote of confidence in the government "soon" if May loses on Tuesday. The British parliament will act to stop a no deal Brexit from happening, Vince Cable, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, said on Sunday.

Global Didn’t know about allegations Manafort shared polling
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Manafort was among the first Americans charged in Mueller's investigation and has been among the central characters in the case, having led the campaign during the Republican convention and as, U.S intelligence officials say, Russian Federation was working to sway the election in Trump's favor.

Global Congressional Dems ‘Exasperated’ With Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Don’t Attack Your Own People’
Author: 0 Congressional Dems ‘Exasperated’ With Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Don’t Attack Your Own People’

The report described lawmakers as fearful of Ocasio-Cortez's ability to swing progressives against more establishment Democrats and anxious to utilize her influence to unite the party. According to the NYDN, a "Democratic campaign veteran scoffed that "it's not a great look" for Ocasio-Cortez that her campaign received a fine for not carrying workers' compensation coverage".

Global Controversial Dem. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Announces 2020 Run
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Both Sludge and The Intercept said Gabbard's office did not respond to requests for comment. More recently, Gabbard stirred controversy among fellow Democrats when she issued a statement accusing some of them of "religious bigotry" for questioning whether a judicial nominee's membership in a Catholic fraternal organization would affect his ability to apply the law.

Global Bill Allowing Post-Shutdown Federal Employee Back Pay Heads To Trump
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President Trump seems determined to find a way to fund a border wall between the USA and Mexico - even if it means diverting billions of dollars of aid originally earmarked for Puerto Rico and other communities recovering from disasters. "If and when the president does that you'll find out how we will react", Pelosi said. A congressional official said the White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to look for billions of dollars earmarked a year ago for disaster response for ...

Global Pompeo vows United States troops will leave Syria
Author: 0 Pompeo vows United States troops will leave Syria

But following a backlash from Republicans and Democrats in Congress and the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Trump said the troops would be withdrawn "slowly". America's operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the country were to continue during the withdrawal process. "These have been folks that have fought with us and it's important that we do everything we can to ensure that those folks that fought with us are protected", Pompeo said during his tour ...

Global Norway billionaire's wife Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen being held for ransom
Author: 0 Norway billionaire's wife Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen being held for ransom

Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, 68, has been missing since October 31, chief investigator Tommy Broeske said on Wednesday, with police saying she was abducted "against her will". "A ransom demand and serious threats have been issued", inspector Tommy Broske told reporters. "Despite a broad and extensive investigation , we need more information", he continued.

Global U.S. officials head to China for high-level trade talks next week - Beijing
Author: 0 U.S. officials head to China for high-level trade talks next week - Beijing

In December, they agreed to stop trading tariffs for a few months. Shares in Apple slid nearly 10% after it announced late on Wednesday that it was trimming its sales forecast for the most recent quarter. They criticize his tactics but echo US complaints about Chinese industrial policy and market barriers. "We know what sort of changes we need", White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said in an interview with Fox Business on Friday.

Global Trump wants safe withdrawal of USA troops from Syria - White House
Author: 0 Trump wants safe withdrawal of USA troops from Syria - White House

Ibrahim Kalın, a spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan , said following Bolton's remarks that any allegation that Turkey is targeting Kurds is "irrational". They are from dozens of different nationalities and include a significant contingent from France, the main United States partner in the coalition assisting Kurdish forces.

Global U.S. issues new China travel warning | Apparel Industry News | just-style
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December 9: China summons the American ambassador to China to lodge similar complaints about Meng's case and demand the US rescind the order for her arrest. "China's a very large and substantive trading partner and we have to try to cool the temperature now and get back to some semblance of normal relations with this important partner", he said.

Global President Trump’s border patrol entourage is an instant meme
Author: 0 President Trump’s border patrol entourage is an instant meme

Mr. Trump says he won't accept any bill that doesn't include new money for border wall construction - though he's signaled he may be willing to come down from his $5 billion request. McConnell, who went back to the Capitol, unaware of the press conference, said it was encouraging that the White House officials and the congressional contingent would meet over the weekend "to see if they can reach an agreement and then punt it back to us for final sign off".

Global Dem Plans Impeachment Articles for Trump
Author: 0 Dem Plans Impeachment Articles for Trump

Rob Bishop, John Curtis and Chris Stewart - voted for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy , R-Calif. Trump says people then couldn't enter unless they were a "champion pole vaulter". Instead, Trump repeatedly pushed for the $5.6 billion he has demanded. "I think that is an open discussion in terms of the law". "The Democrats know they can't win based on all of the achievements of 'Trump, ' so they are going all out on the desperately needed Wall and Border Security - and Presidential ...

Global US fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants
Author: 0 US fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants

Fox & Friends reminded viewers of the current conflict unfolding on the Southern U.S. border featuring yet another skirmish between American border patrol and migrants reportedly trying to illegally scale a border wall near Tijuana. Shortly after the New Year began, dozens of migrants stood on a hill from which they could see U.S. border agents, who watched them closely. Per use of force policy, the incident will be reviewed by the Border Patrol's Office of Professional Responsibility.

Global Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right president takes office in Brazil
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Bolsonaro has said he wants closer ties with the USA and Israel, breaking with decades of center-left policies which sought to position Brazil as a Latin American power nurturing relations with all countries. He has courted US President Donald Trump , a politician he admires and emulates. Also like Trump, the brash Bolsonaro has ruffled feathers both at home and overseas with his unequivocal support for Israel and his promise to move Brazil's embassy to Jerusalem.

Global House Democrats have a plan to re-open government
Author: 0 House Democrats have a plan to re-open government

The White House would have to notify Congress if it wanted to cut or reallocate aid, which could delay or complicate the process. Graham's use of the term "metaphor" might be a strategy to give the president a way out of his ultimatum to Congress, which was to give him billions of dollars for his wall or he won't sign a spending bill to reopen the government.

Global Trump threatens to shutdown U.S. border with Mexico
Author: 0 Trump threatens to shutdown U.S. border with Mexico

In his almost two years in office, Mr Trump has fired or forced out six Cabinet officials, shuffled two others into different posts and seen the most high-profile woman in his administration announce her resignation. While Pelosi sips on festive cocktails served in coconut-cups, her staff are issuing press statements about how the Democrats will swiftly end the Trump Shutdown.

Global Saudi king demotes FM in revamp seen as whitewash
Author: 0 Saudi king demotes FM in revamp seen as whitewash

King Salman also named Prince Abdullah bin Bandar, son of Prince Bandar Al Saud, who once served as Saudi ambassador to Washington, the new head of the National Guard and announced the hiring of several security intelligence officials. Mr Assaf was detained briefly in the Crown Prince's anti-corruption crackdown last year but was released within weeks of his detention at Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel last year.

Global Erdogan invites Trump to Turkey amid Syria pullout
Author: 0 Erdogan invites Trump to Turkey amid Syria pullout

The PKK, which has waged an insurgency against Turkey since 1984, is blacklisted as a terrorist organization by Ankara and its Western allies. The PKK is blacklisted as a terror group by Ankara, the USA and the European Union. Officials from northern Syria, who went to Moscow last week, will soon make another trip, hoping Russian Federation will push Damascus to "fulfill its sovereign duty", top Kurdish politician Aldar Xelil told Reuters .

Global Three Things to Watch as Partial Government Shutdown Plods On
Author: 0 Three Things to Watch as Partial Government Shutdown Plods On

Four days into the shutdown, Mr. Trump has attempted to negotiate, but it's not clear there's been any movement from Democrats, as both sides begin to ponder a shutdown that could last into the new year. A fourth of the federal government shut down Saturday because of the failure by the President and congressional Democrats to agree on funding to build the border wall, for which he has demanded $5 billion.

Global Israel strikes weapons depot near Damascus, says Syria
Author: 0 Israel strikes weapons depot near Damascus, says Syria

Syrian Air Defenses intercepted and downed "a number of hostile targets" over the western countryside of Damascus on Tuesday, according to the Syrian state-run news agency SANA . The Hezbollah leaders were on their way to a conference in Iran, according to Newsweek . There was no confirmation from the Israeli military of an attack on Syria.

Global Migrant child dies in Border Patrol custody; second in a month
Author: 0 Migrant child dies in Border Patrol custody; second in a month

The agency said in a statement that one of their agents saw the boy had a cough and "glossy eyes" on Monday evening, prompting him to be hospitalized on Christmas Eve. "I was like, 'wow, ' I was shocked", Collman told The Post and Courier of Charleston , describing her call with Trump. An eight-year-old migrant boy has died in USA government custody.

Global At Least the Government Shutdown Won't Cancel Santa
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Nick's journey during the Christmas Eve. But that number was a misprint: It actually routed children to the director of operations at a Colorado Springs facility of NORAD's predecessor organization, CONAD ( Continental Air Defense Command ).

Global Israel Uneasy Amid Reports That Trump 'Surrendered' Syria to Turkey
Author: 0 Israel Uneasy Amid Reports That Trump 'Surrendered' Syria to Turkey

USA troops have been in Syria working with a Kurdish militia to fight the Islamic State terrorist organization. Plans for the troop withdrawal will now be overseen by Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan , who Trump on Sunday said would replace Mattis starting January 1.

Global John Roberts Sides with Liberal Justices, Upholds Block on Trump's 'Asylum Ban'
Author: 0 John Roberts Sides with Liberal Justices, Upholds Block on Trump's 'Asylum Ban'

Administration officials said Trump had the authority to institute the new rule in the same way he had authority to implement a travel ban to people from majority Muslim countries. The government told the justices that if Tigar's order stays in place while the appeal moves through the federal courts, it will frustrate "a coordinated effort by the President, the Attorney General, and the Secretary to re-establish sovereign control over the southern border, reduce illegal and risky border ...

Global Government shutdown 2018: What will close and who still needs to work
Author: 0 Government shutdown 2018: What will close and who still needs to work

But at the 11th hour, Donald Trump succumbed to pressure from his far right-wing base and chose to shut down the government for a $5 billion down payment on his vanity wall. The memorial itself is closed until March for repairs to the loading dock, but visitors are still being taken on a narrated harbor tour of Battleship Row and the surrounding area.

Global Fiancé of missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth arrested
Author: 0 Fiancé of missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth arrested

Frazee was being held at the Teller County Jail. Frazee has been booked on a charge of first-degree murder and solicitation of first-degree murder, but officials explained it may be about 10 days before he is formally charged, according to Dan May, attorney general for Colorado's 4th Judicial District.

Global Struggle in House on bill to avoid looming federal shutdown
Author: 0 Struggle in House on bill to avoid looming federal shutdown

Even if DHS were temporarily left without funding , though, it would not materially impact border security, because Border Patrol and ICE agents would nearly certainly still be required to report for work. He calls it "a simple measure" to show that Republicans are governing. Schumer said Democrats oppose Trump's border demands because the wall is "inefficient" and because Trump, as a candidate, promised that Mexico would pay for it, which Mexico has refused to do.

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