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World News Schumer says it's up to Trump to avert government shutdown
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The nation spent $2.4 billion in 2014 just to cover the costs of illegal immigrant women bearing their children in the United States, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. Congress has already funded roughly 75% of the federal government through September 2019, including the Pentagon as well as the Departments of Health and Human Services and Labor.

World News Ryan Zinke is resigning, and the internet's reaction is priceless
Author: 0 Ryan Zinke is resigning, and the internet's reaction is priceless

The departure follows Trump's announcement on December 8 that Chief of Staff John Kelly would be leaving at the end of this year, as well, adding another White House staffer to the administration's long string of departures. Two outgoing Republican congressmen are said to be interested in the job. In July, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt left after a string of controversies relating to his spending and ties to industry, including his around-the-clock security detail ...

World News Giuliani: Mueller will only get a Trump interview
Author: 0 Giuliani: Mueller will only get a Trump interview "over my dead body"

Giuliani said Trump doesn't really remember when the conversations took place but is safe in what he told Mueller because he gave a general affirmative answer that that the discussions happened sometime during the 2016 campaign. Prosecutors must meet a high bar to obtain a warrant to target communications between an attorney and his or her client . Cohen was sentenced on Wednesday to three years in prison for two campaign-finance violations and one charge of lying to Congress .

World News Afghan Taliban say will meet US officials in UAE today
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The Taliban on Monday said that they were holding "another" meeting with the US officials in the UAE, which also include representatives of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the UAE. "Better border management between Pakistan and Afghanistan and intelligence sharing will be greatly beneficial for both the countries". Since his appointment in September, Khalilzad has tried to jumpstart peace talks and has made several tours of the region.

World News Israel army destroys Palestinian attacker's West Bank home
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Members of the group's military movement, the Izzddin al-Qassam Brigades, showcased various military vehicles and weapons. These talks were one of dozens of rounds - in Cairo and several Arab capitals - between Hamas and Fatah since the start of the Palestinian division in 2007, but the talks have yet to bear fruit.

World News Onetime Indian politician convicted in 1984 anti-Sikh riots
Author: 0 Onetime Indian politician convicted in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

They were members of the same family. The conviction of five others - Mahendra Yadav, Captain Bhagmal, Girdhari Lal, Kishan Khokhar and Balwan Khokhar was affirmed by the High Court. In October, the High Court reserved its order on the pleas challenging that trial court judgement on Sajjan Kumar but convicted the other five accused in the case related to the killing of five people in Delhi Cantonment area following the assassination of Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.

World News Trump's Interior Secretary Zinke to step down amid ethics probes
Author: 0 Trump's Interior Secretary Zinke to step down amid ethics probes

The secretary's final public appearance was Thursday night at his Christmas party, which he told White House staffers he wanted to have before his dismissal. Last month, when a Democratic congressman said it was time for new leadership at the Interior Department, Zinke suggested in a tweet that his critic had a drinking problem.

World News UK PM to warn against 'damage' of second Brexit vote
Author: 0 UK PM to warn against 'damage' of second Brexit vote

But May and her ministers have repeatedly ruled out a new ballot, saying it would deepen divisions over Britain's biggest decision since the Second World War and betray voters who narrowly backed leaving the European Union at a 2016 referendum.

World News Khashoggi murder: Saudi Arabia condemns United States vote blaming crown prince
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Senators also passed a separate measure calling for the end of USA aid to the Saudi-led war in Yemen. "We always have great respect for what the legislative branch does", Pompeo told reporters in Washington. The US has so far not publicly responded to the Saudi statement. And they have argued that ending US support could complicate Yemen peace efforts. "We're involved in this conflict as co-belligerents [with Saudi Arabia]", Lee said.

World News Ukraine Moves To Form A Unified Orthodox Church Independent From Russia
Author: 0 Ukraine Moves To Form A Unified Orthodox Church Independent From Russia

Constantinople has already expressed its support for the new religious entity, confirming it will recognize it officially in early January, which likely means the adopted charter suits Patriarch Bartholomew well. The Kiev Patriarchate began after the collapse of the Soviet Union. "I guarantee that the state will respect the choice of those who will remain in the church structure which will continue to be united with Russian Orthodox Church ", Poroshenko said when presenting the leader of ...

World News Turkey won't 'give up' on Khashoggi murder probe - minister
Author: 0 Turkey won't 'give up' on Khashoggi murder probe - minister

WASHINGTON: 's final words were " I can't breathe ", CNN said on Sunday, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist's murder. His remains have not been found. Khashoggi was killed two months ago when The Washington Post columnist visited Saudi Arabia's consulate in Turkey for paperwork so he could get married.

World News Egypt shows off stunning newly discovered 4000-year-old tomb in Saqqara
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The discovery has been described as " one of a kind in the last decades ", as the high priest's tomb has been remained untouched all these years before. And last month, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery of 100 wooden feline statues and dozens of mummified cats. The tomb, built by the master architect Imhotep for the Pharoah Djoser, stood 62 metres tall originally and is considered the oldest building in the world built entirely of stone.

World News Dems lash out at judge for ruling Obamacare unconstitutional
Author: 0 Dems lash out at judge for ruling Obamacare unconstitutional

District District Court for the Northern District of Texas, is expected to be challenged and will likely go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. If the decision is upheld, it could significantly disrupt the US health care system. "And they call that success", Democratic congressman Joe Kennedy wrote on the social media site. Now that republicans have learned that they can not repeal the bill via legislation (despite controlling the House and Senate), they are now trying to dismantle the ...

World News North Korea condemns US, warns it could 'block the path to denuclearisation'
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But Trump also expressed optimism, saying North Korea's economy has "wonderful potential" and that its leader Kim Jong Un "sees it better than anyone and will fully take advantage of it for his people". Analysts say the younger Kim's emergence on the global stage has been bolstered by his willingness over the past year to partake in peace talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and denuclearization talks with President Trump.

World News 41 people injured in Japan restaurant explosion
Author: 0 41 people injured in Japan restaurant explosion

Firefighters operate at the site where a large explosion occurred at a restaurant in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan , in this photo taken by Kyodo December 16, 2018. The Jiji Press agency said one of the injured was seriously hurt, suffering burns to his face, but none of the victims had life-threatening wounds.

World News Brexit debate needs a change of tone, Anglican bishops say
Author: 0 Brexit debate needs a change of tone, Anglican bishops say

She continued that there had "been reporting that the European Union is not willing to provide any further clarification. but [following talks this morning] further discussion is, in fact, possible". However, May insisted at the summit's conclusion on Friday that further clarification was still possible with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying: "We want to be helpful".

World News Google, British media name suspect in Grace Millane case despite suppression order
Author: 0 Google, British media name suspect in Grace Millane case despite suppression order

The Government has said it is not now looking at changing the laws around name suppression, even though the 20-working day suppression order has been criticised as too long. It is not an offence for global media to publish the man's name because they are outside the jurisdiction of New Zealand law. The event was organised by Masterton woman Rebecca Hooper, who said she was "deeply affected" by the news of Millane's murder.

World News Young: No concern over Russian aircraft in Venezuela
Author: 0 Young: No concern over Russian aircraft in Venezuela

The return of the bombers comes after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a public statement sharply criticizing the "corrupt" governments of both Russian Federation and Venezuela, and calling the deployment a waste of money. "This we are going to do with our friends, because we have friends in the world who defend respectful, balanced relations", he said. Two Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons landed in Venezuela last night amid strong criticism by US officials.

World News One 'nebulous' word sends sparks flying over Brexit talks
Author: 0 One 'nebulous' word sends sparks flying over Brexit talks

Mrs May described the meeting as a "robust discussion", but Mr Juncker said Mrs May was "kissing me" after she "checked" the comments he made on Thursday night. "We have to exclude any kind of reopening our negotiations on the withdrawal agreement ". "So we would like within a few weeks our United Kingdom friends to set out their expectations for us because this debate is sometimes nebulous and imprecise and I would like clarifications".

World News Ukrainian Orthodox leaders seal divorce from Russian church
Author: 0 Ukrainian Orthodox leaders seal divorce from Russian church

Saturday's vote on Ukraine's new church leader will take place in Saint-Sofia Cathedral in central Kiev . The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, who is expected to attend the council, has made an independent church a campaign pledge as he looks ahead to an unpredictable presidential election next year.

World News Backed forces expel IS from east Syria hub
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Recent video footage has been published on social media networks, showing members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group abandoning their commander and fleeing for their lives while fighting the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria.

World News LIMBAUGH: Pelosi And Schumer Show Their Colors
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After a minor skirmish over whether Trump should initiate a bill in the House that would be sure to fail in the Senate, Pelosi, playing to the camera, said, "We're here to have a conversation in a prayerful way, so I don't think we should have a debate in front of the press".

World News Melania Trump just dyed her hair blonde and looks completely different
Author: 0 Melania Trump just dyed her hair blonde and looks completely different

When asked if it "hurts", Mrs Trump responded in the negative, saying the issue here boils down to those people "writing history", and it is not correct, she added, apparently referencing USA mainstream media, which President Trump had repeatedly blasted for delivering "fake news" as well as recently published tell-all memoirs and books on the Trump team, including by journalist Michael Wolff.

Author: 0 Brexit: Theresa May told not to 'run down clock' on deal

Mrs May insisted she had been "crystal clear" about the UK's need for firmer assurances that the backstop can not become permanent. Meanwhile, just hours after former prime minister Tony Blair urged European Union leaders and Mrs May to extend Article 50 to allow for a public vote to resolve the Brexit deadlock, Nigel Farage said he believed the United Kingdom could face a second referendum .

World News Grace Millane: Body of British backpacker formally identified
Author: 0 Grace Millane: Body of British backpacker formally identified

Grace arrived in New Zealand on November 20 as part of a year-long backpacking trip. " Grace was not born here and only managed to stay a few weeks, but you have taken her to your hearts and in some small way she will forever be a Kiwi ", the family said in a statement released on Wednesday .

World News Fire at Chester Zoo
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According to the zoo's website, the Monsoon Forest Habitat, home to tropical plants and animals, is the largest indoor zoo exhibit in United Kingdom history. Almost 2 million people go to see the animals there every year. "Lots of flames and smoke". The zoo has closed and we have no indication of when it will reopen.

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