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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, pressed by CNN's Manu Raju, said House Republicans have the votes to approve Trump's $5 billion in wall funding, but they have yet to schedule a vote as leadership debates the merits of doing so in the face of Senate defeat.
  • Theresa May no confidence Brexit vote: Suffolk and Essex MPs react

    Theresa May no confidence Brexit vote: Suffolk and Essex MPs react

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    French President Emmanuel Macron said leaders could have a political discussion but he warned the legal text was not up for debate - and insisted May had to come with ideas of her own. Despite the secret nature of the confidence ballot, this "payroll vote" should have all voted to retain May as leader-because if they do not support her, they should resign from the government.
  • May pulls vote on her divorce deal, thrusting Brexit into the unknown

    May pulls vote on her divorce deal, thrusting Brexit into the unknown

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    Shortly after May announced she will pull the Brexit vote in parliament, the pound fell 0.5% against the dollar to $1.2661 - hitting an 18-month low. While agreeing that May's deal provides the best option, Rudd says a Norway-style relationship with the bloc might also offer a way out of the deadlock.
  • India's Modi suffers biggest state election loss, boosting opposition

    India's Modi suffers biggest state election loss, boosting opposition

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    In Madhya Pradesh , the most important of the five states that have held assembly elections in recent weeks, Congress emerged victorious on 114 seats, while the BJP managed to hold on to 108 out of 230 seats. Up until last Tuesday, the BJP would have looked forward to such an unequal fight, in its view, between Pappu and the party's hero with his macho image.
  • Theresa May will not lead Conservatives into next general election

    Theresa May will not lead Conservatives into next general election

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    Bookmakers have Mr Johnson on 5/1 odds of replacing Mrs May if she loses tonight's vote, with Javid on 7/1, Michael Gove on 8/1, and former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab on 6/1, according to The Telegraph . "For my part I have heard what the House of Commons said about the Northern Ireland backstop and when I go to the European Council tomorrow I will be seeking legal and political assurances that will alleviate the concerns that members of parliament have".
  • Police Deploy Armored Vehicles Tear Gas Against Paris Protesters, Detain Hundreds

    Police Deploy Armored Vehicles Tear Gas Against Paris Protesters, Detain Hundreds

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    Across the country, the strength of the police has been increased to 89,000 from 65,000 deployed last weekend when over 130 people were injured and more than 400 were detained in the worst violent protests in decades. "Protests and riots all over France", Trump said . Major attractions including the Louvre, Eiffel Tower , Arc de Triomphe, and the Opera, along with most museums and public buildings, were closed as violence took over the streets.
  • Saudi minister rules out extraditing suspects in death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

    Saudi minister rules out extraditing suspects in death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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    A Turkish court on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for two former Saudi officials for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi . Mr al-Jubeir criticised the way Turkey has shared information with the kingdom. Kushner's support for Prince Mohammed in the moment of crisis is a striking demonstration of a singular bond that has helped draw President Trump into an embrace of Saudi Arabia as one of his most important worldwide allies.
  • Man who drove into crowd convicted of first-degree murder

    Man who drove into crowd convicted of first-degree murder

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    He faces life in prison for the murder of 32-year-old Heather Heyer . The 21-year-old Fields was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder in an attack that inflamed long-simmering racial and political tensions across the country. Jurors also saw a text exchange shortly before the rally in which Fields told his mother he was planning to attend, and she told him to be careful.
  • Top Democrats say Trump may face impeachment, jail over hush money

    Top Democrats say Trump may face impeachment, jail over hush money

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    Prosecutors have tied Donald Trump to a federal crime for the first time, accusing him of directing illegal hush-money payments to women during his presidential campaign in 2016. But there's no ambiguity in Friday's filing that prosecutors believe Cohen's act was criminal and Trump was directly involved, a remarkable disclosure with potential political and legal ramifications for a president dogged by investigations.
  • NZ police find body in search for British backpacker

    NZ police find body in search for British backpacker

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    A 26-year-old man now being held by police has been charged with killing Miss Millane. The 22-year-old, from Essex in the United Kingdom, went missing on December 1 in the New Zealand city the day before her birthday. She was on a year-long worldwide holiday after graduating from university and had kept in daily contact with her family until the night before her 22nd birthday last weekend.
  • US Republicans vote to curb power of newly elected Democrat governor

    US Republicans vote to curb power of newly elected Democrat governor

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    As the backlash on the left intensified, protesters gathered Monday outside of the room where legislators were debating the measures . Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Voss, were not returned. Republicans have controlled the Assembly, Senate and governor's office since 2011. Republican lawmakers on Wednesday passed a series of bills meant to restrict the powers of the incoming governor and attorney general, both Democrats.
  • Trump denies collusion after major revelations in Russian Federation probe

    Trump denies collusion after major revelations in Russian Federation probe

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    Court filings from prosecutors in NY and special counsel Robert Mueller's office Friday laid out previously undisclosed contacts between Trump associates and Russian intermediaries and suggested the Kremlin aimed early on to influence Trump and his campaign by playing to both his political aspirations and his personal business interests.
  • Comey Blasts Hearing, Will Return for Second Testimony

    Comey Blasts Hearing, Will Return for Second Testimony

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    Comey also revealed that he will appear again before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees on December 17 to answer more questions. After the hearing Friday, Comey questioned the effectiveness of the questioning. The California Republican said that Comey showed "gleeful acceptance" of his counsel's instructions to remain silent on certain issues.
  • Trump chooses army general to lead Joint Chiefs of Staff

    Trump chooses army general to lead Joint Chiefs of Staff

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    He later commanded the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum in NY, the III Corps at Fort Hood in Texas, and U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg in North Carolina before taking the reins as chief of staff in August 2015. Investigators working with special counsel Robert Mueller have grilled White House chief of staff John Kelly as part of their investigation into whether President Donald Trump has been attempting to obstruct justice, according to a new report from CNN .
  • N.C. GOP Leader Open To New Election As Fraud Investigation Continues

    N.C. GOP Leader Open To New Election As Fraud Investigation Continues

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    Amid the developments, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the House "retains the right to decide who is seated" and could take the "extraordinary step" of calling for a new election if the victor isn't clear. McCready's move comes after the head of the state Republican Party said he would support a new election in the state's unresolved congressional race if an investigation shows that wrongdoing swayed its outcome.
  • Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as United Nations envoy

    Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as United Nations envoy

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    He told reporters at the White House that she is 'very talented, very smart, very quick. Nauert, a native of Rockford, Illinois, worked at State as the acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs. She also would be going up against foreign counterparts like the United Nations representatives from Russian Federation and China, who each have decades of experience in diplomacy.
  • Mafia drug cartels hit in worldwide police swoop

    Mafia drug cartels hit in worldwide police swoop

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    In Germany, federal police said there had been multiple arrests in the early morning raids. In Germany, the operation focused on restaurants, offices and apartments, mainly in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria, with 21 suspects targeted.
  • US senators pin Khashoggi murder on Saudi crown prince

    US senators pin Khashoggi murder on Saudi crown prince

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    Khashoggi , a United States resident, was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul , Turkey , on October 2. During his visit, Penn is expected to meet with the Washington Post columnist's fiance, Hatice Cengiz, the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reported .
  • Giuliani Gets Mad At Twitter, Doesn't Seem To Understand How It Works

    Giuliani Gets Mad At Twitter, Doesn't Seem To Understand How It Works

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    Of course, when the press explored what that actually meant, it was fairly limited . "Basically, not to prevent a Target [breach], but how to prevent a Target CEO being fired". The result was a simple website that declares " Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country " and includes a link to information related to the Mueller investigation.