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The chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), told the Post "it's been several months since" Trump's closed-door meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, "and we still don't know what went on in that meeting". It said top officials in the State Department and National Security Council have been unable to learn the particulars of at least two meetings - one in Hamburg in July 2017 and the other in Helsinki in July 2018.
  • Trump Threatens Literal Scorched-Earth Policy to Punish California

    Trump Threatens Literal Scorched-Earth Policy to Punish California

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    Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, said in a statement Wednesday. Trump at the same time appeared concerned for California residents in the path of the fires' wrath and unconcerned that cutting off the FEMA aide might put more people at risk of injury, death or losing their homes.
  • Non-Muslim migrants have nowhere to go, should get citizenship

    Non-Muslim migrants have nowhere to go, should get citizenship

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    In a statement here earlier in the day, AGP leader and former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said the party would withdraw support to the government in the state if the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 is passed by Lok Sabha . "We now regret entering into an alliance with the BJP". The opponents feel the Bill will only aggravate a problem the state has always been grappling with: influx of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh since the 1971 war, who they fear will irrevocably dilute ...
  • President Trump Says He's Negotiating a Second Summit With Kim Jong Un

    President Trump Says He's Negotiating a Second Summit With Kim Jong Un

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    Kim's visit to China , confirmed by North Korean and Chinese state media, comes amid plans for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump aimed at denuclearising the Korean peninsula. Tuesday also happens to be the reclusive North Korean leader's birthday. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday on US television that "there's a very good chance that we'll get a reasonable settlement that China can live with, that we can live with and that addresses all the key issues".
  • US, Turkey set for negotiations on fate of Kurds

    US, Turkey set for negotiations on fate of Kurds

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    And according to Raphael Marcus, Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of War Studies at the King's College London the Golan Heights indeed "remains strategically and militarily important for Israel , in light of Iranian and Hezbollah operational activity in southern Syria , specifically on the Syrian side of the Golan".
  • Wives to be notified of divorce by text message in Saudi Arabia

    Wives to be notified of divorce by text message in Saudi Arabia

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    Under the new rule issued by the Ministry of Justice, women will now be notified by text message of any change of marital status . You may also view all documents about a termination of their marriage on the website of the Ministry. "The male guardianship system is a core issue and it must be dismantled", said Abu-Dayyeh. What can Saudi women still not do? Under the guardianship system, women of any age can not marry without the consent of their male guardian .
  • Trump floats declaring national emergency to build border wall

    Trump floats declaring national emergency to build border wall

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    Such a move is certain to draw legal challenges. Trump, however, tweeted late Sunday afternoon that the meeting was productive. The debate was a "very important battle to win from the standpoint of safety, number one, (and) defining our country and who we are", Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving for a short trip to the Camp David presidential retreat.
  • Man charged over escape room fire deaths in Poland

    Man charged over escape room fire deaths in Poland

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    Escape rooms are entertainment venues in which participants are given a set amount of time to solve a series of puzzles in order to get out of a locked space. The girls had gathered for a birthday celebration in Koszalin, in northern Poland, on Friday when a blaze erupted at the house. Regarded as an intellectual challenge, the games have become increasingly popular among Polish teenagers in the past five years.
  • Vow on Trump: 'We are going to impeach the motherf****r'

    Vow on Trump: 'We are going to impeach the motherf****r'

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    Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a senior adviser, also attended the meeting at the White House , along with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Mulvaney. Democrats, however, warned the president would face immediate legal challenges if he tried to declare a national emergency to build a wall. "This shutdown could end tomorrow and it could also go on for a long time", Trump said.
  • Composite sketch of man suspected in deadly shooting of Jazmine Barnes

    Composite sketch of man suspected in deadly shooting of Jazmine Barnes

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    The clock is ticking on the manhunt to find that person, who fired a gun into the vehicle, striking Barnes in the head and killing her. Houston activists earlier Wednesday held a news conference, saying they believed the attack was racially motivated and pointed to a unsolved incident in the area in 2017 in which a suspect described as white shot into a vehicle carrying at least two black people.
  • American officials due in Beijing for talks on trade battle

    American officials due in Beijing for talks on trade battle

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    American officials worry those might erode USA industrial leadership, and complain that China's technological prowess is underpinned by the theft of intellectual property from US firms. For 2018, the Dow Jones Industrial Average - America's highest-profile stock market benchmark - fell almost 6 per cent, its worst performance since 2008.
  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib Calls Trump a ‘Motherf-cker’ While Promising Impeachment

    Rep. Rashida Tlaib Calls Trump a ‘Motherf-cker’ While Promising Impeachment

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    President Donald Trump had harsh words for Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), saying that her colorful promise to impeach him was "disgraceful" and "dishonored her family". Speaking to a crowd of supporters Thursday night, the Michigan Democrat and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress said of Trump, "People love you and you win".
  • Ronna McDaniel blasts Mitt Romney, her uncle, for anti-Trump op-ed

    Ronna McDaniel blasts Mitt Romney, her uncle, for anti-Trump op-ed

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    The White House did not respond to a request for comment, but Trump fired back in a tweet on Wednesday taking aim at Romney's failed 2012 White House bid. Two days before he's sworn in as Utah's junior senator, the on-again, off-again critic of President Trump announced his arrival in Washington with an op-ed bashing the president's character and praising his policies.
  • Brazil swears in far-right President Jair Bolsonaro

    Brazil swears in far-right President Jair Bolsonaro

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    Bolsonaro has also said he admires Trump, with whom he shares nationalist instincts and a disdain of multilateral organizations. Even more hard may be injecting steam into the sluggish Brazilian economy, which analysts say will require broad austerity measures.
  • Pelosi hopes to end shutdown as Democrats take control of the House

    Pelosi hopes to end shutdown as Democrats take control of the House

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    The Department of Homeland Security would be the only exception; it's the agency that oversees immigration. The federal government has been partially shuttered since December 22, with lawmakers unable to come to an agreement over Trump's demand for $5 billion in funding for a wall along America's southern border.
  • Kim Jong-un's new year message

    Kim Jong-un's new year message

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    Kim also called for South Korea to "completely stop" joint military drills with the United States involving strategic assets, while multilateral negotiations should be pursued to build a permanent peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. In his address, Kim also conveyed greetings to South Korean people, noting the trend toward reconciliation, which resulted from his meetings with Moon in 2018.
  • At least 60 dead after storm Usman hits Philippines

    At least 60 dead after storm Usman hits Philippines

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    The tropical storm brought heavy rain to the Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions, causing massive flooding and landslides, the country's civil defense office said. The tropical depression, which has since been downgraded to a low pressure area, left the Philippines on this afternoon. A cold front and the north-east monsoon were also bringing bad weather over the capital and other parts of the country, which could dampen usually rowdy New Year's Eve celebrations.
  • Brother of slain cop thanks officers for catching alleged killer

    Brother of slain cop thanks officers for catching alleged killer

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    A man suspected of killing a police officer this week in Newman, California, has been arrested , Deputy Blake Edwards with the Kern County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Host Martha Raddatz took issue with Jeffries' dodging her question about Singh's death, but he maintained that his lack of familiarity with California statutes prevents him from responding to Christianson's assessment.