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World News Trump Signs Bill Ending US Govt Shutdown
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President Donald Trump applauded the passage of a bipartisan budget deal to break the short-lived government shutdown , but also bemoaned some of the deal's increased spending . "We will bring a solution to the floor, one the president will sign". The budget deal is supposed to help with the opioid crisis, military strength, infrastructure, and veteran care.

World News Death toll reaches 220 in regime assault on Syrian rebels
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Meanwhile, the US-led coalition in Syria and its allied forces, reportedly killed more than 100 pro-government fighters in eastern Syria. In Eastern Ghouta , the last major rebel enclave near Damascus , residents described one of the most extensive bombing campaigns they have lived through in the war with multiple towns hit simultaneously and people driven into shelters for days.

Author: 0 Second White House aide resigns over domestic abuse claims

Trump explained his support by pointing to Porter's own claims of innocence, apparently dismissing both the allegations by the two women, the photograph, and the fact that one of them had received a temporary retraining order against Porter.

World News Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit
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Mr Pence, seated next to President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, projected an image of solidarity with America's allies against an aggressive North Korea . The North Koreans were in the room at the same time as Pence, an official said. South Korea says the artists will return to the North on Tuesday by a land route.

World News Yeddyurappa calls Rahul Gandhi 'Election Hindu' ahead of Congress president's Karnataka visit
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Rahul Gandhi shared the pictures of the documents which had publicly declared the price at which the aircrafts were purchased on the microblogging site twitter. "Third question, when you took this decision in Paris and when India's defence minister was buying fish in Goa, did you take permission from the Cabinet Committee on Security?" The Congress party has been up in arms against the NDA government in centre for its hesitance in making details of the Rafale deal public.

World News EU negotiator Michel Barnier warns Brexit transition period 'not a given'
Author: 0 EU negotiator Michel Barnier warns Brexit transition period 'not a given'

Barnier added that he "wasn't talking about a threat" but "if this disagreement were to persist there would undoubtedly be a problem, I hope we would be able to resolve those disagreements in the next round" of talks. The final bill will reportedly total around £50 billion (€67 billion). Companies are heaping pressure on the British government to explain its plan for Brexit.

World News Senate Leaders Reach Budget Deal After Months of Government Shutdown Threats
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The budget reportedly raises spending caps by $300 billion over two years, allocating $80 million to defense spending and $ 63 billion to non-defense spending for the upcoming fiscal year. Mark Meadows said earlier Wednesday. The cloture vote on that is expected to be Thursday, at which point they'll strip the House language, and replace it with the Senate language.

World News Government Shutdown Averted Following House Of Representatives Vote
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Trump tweets , "Just signed Bill". Our military will now be stronger than ever before. First time this has happened in a long time . However long the shutdown lasts, this is the second such funding crisis in less than a month after Democrats derailed a previous spending bill over a lack of protections for immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children.

World News Iranian, Turkish Presidents Discuss Bilateral, Regional Issues
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Erdogan and Rouhani agreed to hold a summit of the leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran in Istanbul on the Syrian conflict. The President of Turkey also congratulated Dr Rouhani and the Iranian people over the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, calling for the development and deepening of Tehran-Ankara relations in all areas of mutual interest.

World News Russian Federation sending back North Korean workers
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Russian Federation has started the process of expelling North Korean migrant workers from the country's Far East in order to comply with a United Nations Security Council resolution passed in December, officials said Tuesday . In this photo, North Korean workers at a construction site in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar, Oct. 6, 2017. Russian Federation issues 12,000-15,000 visas to North Koreans each year, and 35,000 North Koreans have been working here, mostly in construction, agriculture ...

World News Tonight in PyeongChang: Curling gets underway with a new event
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National Team. The Hamilton's opened the 2018 Winter Games with a huge victory over the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation but followed with a 6-4 loss to Canada. They took a 3-1 lead after three ends, but China scored one with hammer in the fourth and stole a point in each of the fifth and sixth ends to go up 4-3.

World News Rajya Sabha: Naidu expresses concern over negative perception of House
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On Monday too, the House was adjourned till 2 PM after Samajwadi Party members raised slogans in the well over the alleged encounter killings by the police in Uttar Pradesh. But what is happening for the last one week that when a member gives notice for speaking in Zero Hour, without hearing him/her, the House is adjourned till 2 pm.

World News Mattis to Fight Possible Deportation of 'Dreamers' on Active Duty
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Mattis told reporters today that he'd spoken with DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and though "we have been through this in great detail before" it was "a confirming call about anyone who's in the delayed enlistment program". "The challenge goes back many years, is what I'm told, where we've had some people who have been in or something and something's happened", he explained.

World News Eisenhauer pleads no contest to murder of 13-year-old Nicolle Lovell
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She saw an open window and realized Nicole was gone. Lovell's prosecutor, Mary Pettitt, told the court that the girl met Eisenhauer through Kik, a popular social networking app for teenagers. "We all suffer with the loss of this little girl". Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson said Eisenhauer's plea does not mean anyone won the case.

World News Trump, Modi discuss Afghan security, Rohingya crisis, North Korea
Author: 0 Trump, Modi discuss Afghan security, Rohingya crisis, North Korea

The Maldives, best known for luxury tourist resorts, has become another arena of contest for India and China after it signed up to Beijing's Belt and Road initiative to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond. The conversation also included the 680,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who have been living in Bangladesh, and which has strained the economy of the country.

World News Trump tells Israeli paper Jerusalem move was 'big point'
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President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked the president of Guatemala for supporting the US decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the White House said. Israel Haiom has consistently supported Trump's bid to the American Presidency ahead of the November 2016 elections, and was the first Israeli newspaper to secure an interview after the vote.

World News Trump blocks release of Democrats' memo
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Democrats on the house panel drafted their memo to counter claims in a Republican document released last week. Led by the chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes of California, Republicans on the committee have devoted much of their focus to questioning decisions made by the FBI and Justice Department in the course of the investigation.

World News South Africa bowl in third ODI against India
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Kohli hit his second century of the series and the 34th ODI to take his tally to 318 runs in three matches, having only been dismissed once. In reply, the Proteas were bundled out for 175 as they suffered a rare loss in what is their favourite home venue in ODI cricket.

Author: 0 Trump speechwriter resigns after abuse allegations

Three days after White House aide Rob Porter's exit, another member of the Trump administration has resigned following accusations of domestic abuse by his ex-wife. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have served in the Trump Administration and will seek to ensure a smooth transition when I leave the White House", he said.

World News U.S. govt. reopens after shutdown, clears major bill
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But many moderate Democrats were on board with the deal because it secured significant increases in funding for domestic programs and other priorities. Democrats want to spend it on entitlements, Republicans want to spend it on the military and a border wall, but both of them want to spend without any regard whatsoever for the debt.

World News Turkish Warplanes Pound Syria's Afrin District
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No more details were given. Syrian state-run media said Thursday a rare USA strike on government-backed troops in eastern Syria killed and wounded dozens of tribal fighters, calling it a new effort "to support terrorism". Ankara has been angered by US support for the Kurdish-led forces has infuriated Turkey, which views growing Kurdish power as a security threat along its frontier.

World News Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators thrown out of Olympics
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In a Winter Olympics opening ceremony filled with so much symbolism, many may have missed the biggest moment of the entire show - the symbolic dual torchbearers from North and South Korea sharing the honor together. Pence attended the reception for only 5 minutes and left without shaking hands with Kim Yong Nam. Her arrival on Kim Jong Un's private jet with a coterie of 22 officials was broadcast live on South Korean television.

World News Winter Olympics get underway in South Korea
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North Korea's latest display of its military hardware focused on missiles and less on tanks and artillery, suggesting it was trying to project the image of a country with advanced capabilities in warfare. Rising tensions between North Korea (less than 50 miles from the site of the Winter Olympics ) make the appearance of the sitting President unlikely, though it's not out of the question.

World News Clean sheet in Buffon's 500th league game
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But three minutes later - with Jordan Veretout waiting to take the kick - Guida reversed the decision after a VAR consultation and awarded a free-kick to Juve for offside instead. Fiorentina , who remain 11th, hit the post - through Gil Dias - in the first half. Cyril Thereau had Fiorentina's best chance in the 70th minute of the match, but Buffon pulled off a spectacular stop on what was a landmark appearance for the 40-year-old.

World News South Korean Figure Skater Kim Yuna Has Another Olympic Moment
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What happened at the dinner? The Olympic flag is carried into the stadium during the opening ceremony. "While so many of their people are dying of starvation and so many refugees are wandering the world like beggars, the regime is working with South Korea to stage such pageantry and a show and I can't forgive that", says Ma.

World News Pence Gives Kim Jong Un's Sister the Cold Shoulder at the Olympics
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Moon was joined by his national security director Chung Eui-yong, chief of staff Im Jong-seok, National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon and Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon. In a meeting hours before Friday's opening ceremony, Abe warned Moon not to fall for North Korea's "smile diplomacy" during the Olympics, according to Moon's office.