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Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents probing ties between the campaign and Russian Federation, had sought to delay his sentence while a separate case challenging the legality of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's appointment is ongoing.
  • Dershowitz: Defense of Ivanka’s Private Email Is ‘Hypocrisy on Parade’

    Dershowitz: Defense of Ivanka’s Private Email Is ‘Hypocrisy on Parade’

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    The review cited by the Washington Post found that she used a private account for much of the year, sending emails to cabinet officials, White House aides and assistants. Peter Mirijanian , spokesman for Ivanka's ethics counsel Abbe Lowell , responded the report by saying she "sometimes used her private account", but that it was mainly just for logistics and her family's schedule.
  • USA envoy hopes for peace deal with Taliban in 2019

    USA envoy hopes for peace deal with Taliban in 2019

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    In November 2017, he said casualty rates among Afghan security forces had started to drop as the USA increased the tempo of air strikes against the Taliban and as reforms kicked in. The report offered little support for the Trump administration's assertions that its revised war strategy, announced in August 2017, is bringing the Afghan government and the Taliban insurgency closer to peace and reconciliation.
  • Airbnb to remove West Bank settlement rental listings

    Airbnb to remove West Bank settlement rental listings

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    Israel's Tourism Ministry said it was looking at options, including new taxation, for restricting Airbnb activities throughout Israel. In its statement , Airbnb said it recognised the "conflicting views" as to whether companies should have business dealings in the occupied territories but it came to this decision after spending "considerable time speaking to various experts".
  • Hayward: APEC Summit an Unexpected Disaster for China

    Hayward: APEC Summit an Unexpected Disaster for China

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    Pence also said the United States would join Australia to help Papua New Guinea build a navy base on its Manus Island, which was a U.S. base in World War Two. "The United States of America will continue to uphold the freedom of the seas and the skies, which are so essential to our prosperity", Pence said.
  • 'Ball in Netanyahu's Court': Israeli Ministers Backtrack on Resignation Threats

    'Ball in Netanyahu's Court': Israeli Ministers Backtrack on Resignation Threats

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    On Wednesday, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned over the ceasefire, throwing the government into crisis and leading to speculation that early elections had become inevitable. Netanyahu met Bennett on Friday, but conflicting reports emerged. Sources close to Kahlon said that the meeting failed to yield and agreement, but the two leaders would meet again later in the week.
  • Democrats sign letter opposing Nancy Pelosi as House speaker

    Democrats sign letter opposing Nancy Pelosi as House speaker

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    Also Monday, Rep. Diana DeGette announced suddenly that she was abandoning her bid for the No. 3 job in the House Democratic leadership, ending the only official challenge to one of the party's top leaders. " We promised to change the status quo , and we intend to deliver on that promise", the letter continued. She spent much of Thursday and Friday holding one-on-one meetings with lawmakers in her leadership office.
  • Trump does not want to hear tape of 'vicious' Khashoggi murder

    Trump does not want to hear tape of 'vicious' Khashoggi murder

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    Both The Washington Post and the New York Times reported on CIA intelligence linking the crown prince to the journalist's death. "I'll be speaking also with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo". "In due course, the European Union and its member states will consider how they can act together towards appropriate measures against those responsible, in support of the rules based worldwide system", she added.
  • North Korea's new 'tactical' weapon test highlights military modernisation

    North Korea's new 'tactical' weapon test highlights military modernisation

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    This comes at a time when negotiations between North Korea and the United States appear to have stalled over how to remove the Pyongyang's nuclear weapons. "It would be premature to ease sanctions at this point", said Troy Stangarone, senior director of the Korea Economic Institute. It is rare for North Korea to release an American detainee so swiftly.
  • Trump ridiculed over advice to 'rake forest floors'

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    Some took a more creative approach to the task, employing more efficiency to cleaning the forest floor. Two electric utilities companies said they had problems with equipment close to where the current blazes broke out around the time they were reported .
  • Defiant White House vows to once again suspend CNN’s Jim Acosta

    Defiant White House vows to once again suspend CNN’s Jim Acosta

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    The network slammed the plan in a statement . CNN filed a lawsuit earlier this week claiming that revoking Acosta's press pass to the White House, known as a "hard pass", violated the First Amendment. But President Trump has been less welcoming of news outlets, and the Acosta court case is just the latest confrontation. The likelihood that the White House would have been successful in barring Acosta, had they proceeded with their efforts, was slim at best.
  • Democrat Gillum concedes Florida governor's race, congratulates DeSantis

    Democrat Gillum concedes Florida governor's race, congratulates DeSantis

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    Jai and I are committing ourselves alongside each and every one of you". The narrow margin triggered a hand recount of problematic ballots, such as one where a voter filled in bubbles beside the names of the two candidates. Back in 2000, the state became the target of ridicule during the chaotic recount of the presidential election that was ultimately won by George W. Bush by 537 votes.
  • Twitter Is Outraged At Stacey Abrams Conceding A Stolen Election

    Twitter Is Outraged At Stacey Abrams Conceding A Stolen Election

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    Abrams also said she would support John Barrow, the Democrat vying to succeed Kemp as secretary of state in a runoff next month. Mr Kemp's campaign said even if every vote that Ms Abrams campaign is arguing for is granted by the courts and counted for her, she can not overcome his lead or force a run-off.
  • Pence slams China's 'opaque' chequebook diplomacy, trade practices

    Pence slams China's 'opaque' chequebook diplomacy, trade practices

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    Pence spoke of the decisive action taken to address the trade imbalance with China , imposing tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports. "The United States though will not change course until China changes its ways", he said, accusing Beijing of intellectual property theft, unprecedented subsidies for state businesses and "tremendous" barriers to foreign companies entering its giant market.
  • USA imposes sanctions on 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing 7min

    USA imposes sanctions on 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing 7min

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    Pakistan on Thursday appreciated an announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to initiate the process of indictment of those responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi . Mnuchin indicated that the United States would continue investigating to determine whether others were also responsible and said that "the government of Saudi Arabia must take appropriate steps to end any targeting of political dissidents or journalists".
  • Pelosi: 'Every Place I Go' People Say 'Thank You for Saving America'

    Pelosi: 'Every Place I Go' People Say 'Thank You for Saving America'

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    Asked if she would "accept Republican help to win the gavel", Pelosi dismissively responded , "Oh, please". Fudge said Thursday she was "overwhelmed" by the support colleagues offered after she announced that she was mulling a challenge to Nancy Pelosi to become House speaker in January.
  • North Korea hiding missile bases, USA researchers say

    North Korea hiding missile bases, USA researchers say

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    Trump responded by calling the report "fake news" adding "We fully know about the sites being discussed, nothing new - and nothing happening out of the normal". State media said on Monday the resumption of some small-scale military drills by South Korea and the United States violated a recent agreement aimed at lowering tensions on the Korean peninsula.