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Whitaker stunned onlookers when he told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler , D-N.Y., that his time slot had expired as Nadler asked Whitaker if he'd been "asked to approve any requests or action" for the special counsel.
  • Saudi Arabia ‘deliberately undermined Khashoggi probe’

    Saudi Arabia ‘deliberately undermined Khashoggi probe’

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    In light of the revelations, Khashoggi's Turkish fiancee said on Friday she hoped pressure from United States lawmakers would encourage the Trump adminstration to take a tougher stance on the killing. Prince Mohammed, the next in line to the Saudi throne behind his ailing father, King Salman, has become the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia and a close ally of the Trump White House - especially Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser.
  • Afghan leader speaks with Pompeo amid fresh peace efforts

    Afghan leader speaks with Pompeo amid fresh peace efforts

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    The Taliban's refusal to meet with the Afghan government is seen as a major stumbling block to lasting peace in the country, which has been at war for four decades - almost two of which involving United States and Afghan forces against the Taliban.
  • Kurtis Blow Blasts Virginia AG Mark Herring For Blackface

    Kurtis Blow Blasts Virginia AG Mark Herring For Blackface "Tribute"

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    And in statements Thursday night, the state legislature's Black Caucus and Virginia's Democratic congressional delegation reiterated calls for the governor to step down, while the state House Democrats - who also previously called for Northam's resignation - said they remain disappointed in him.
  • Australia scraps game in Thailand, campaigns to free refugee

    Australia scraps game in Thailand, campaigns to free refugee

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    The FFA wants Al-Araibi returned to Australia "as a matter of urgency". We'll just consider the case based on the law and the need to maintain neutrality. "Thailand had previously not been aware of Mr. Hakeem's case and does not have any prejudice against him", the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement .
  • Storm Erik claims first victim following unsafe gales

    Storm Erik claims first victim following unsafe gales

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    Met Éireann has declared Storm Erik is to hit Ireland and raised its weather warnings to Status Orange for parts of Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher have reopened this afternoon, as the strongest winds of Storm Erik have passed here . Police Scotland are also warning motorists to travel with caution and be prepared for hazardous conditions. High winds that have battered the county for the past two days are set to continue over the weekend and some heavy showers are predicted.
  • Why is Vietnam going to host the second Trump-Kim summit?

    Why is Vietnam going to host the second Trump-Kim summit?

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    During a surprise visit to Iraq late a year ago, Trump made clear that he has "no plans at all" to remove USA troops from the Middle Eastern country, stressing his interest in wanting more soldiers deployed there from Syria. Vietnam was South Korea's fourth-largest trading partner previous year, according to Vietnamese and South Korean media reports . Despite North Korea's different history, the two communist countries share a history of anti-imperialist struggle and ambivalent ...
  • China opposes U.S. withdrawal from INF

    China opposes U.S. withdrawal from INF

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    This most recent strike simulation comes after Russian Federation suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces ( INF) Treaty following the US's announcement it would withdraw from the pact , accusing Moscow of violations.
  • Ice Storm Warning issued for most of Chicago area Tuesday evening

    Ice Storm Warning issued for most of Chicago area Tuesday evening

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    A period of ice pellets and freezing rain is expected to begin around midday Thursday and continue through the evening hours. There is also the risk of freezing rain. Again it's going to be spotty so confidence is low on where impacts will be however confidence is somewhat high it'll be greatest in those under the winter weather advisory .
  • United Nations chief Antonio Guterres sends Lunar New Year greetings

    United Nations chief Antonio Guterres sends Lunar New Year greetings

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    Despite a slowing economy , more Chinese are travelling overseas during the holidays , booking family trips to Thailand, Japan and other top destinations. Unlike Qian, Ma grew up in Zhengzhou, a metropolis in northern China , and said many Chinese New Year traditions have faded away with the rapid development of the area over the past few years.
  • Emiliano Sala : Body Found In Plane Wreckage, Investigators Say

    Emiliano Sala : Body Found In Plane Wreckage, Investigators Say

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    A remotely operated vehicle surveyed the area and, based on analysis of the video footage, investigators have concluded that the object was wreckage from the missing Piper Malibu aircraft. At Cardiff's match against Bournemouth on Saturday, Sala's photograph appeared on the front cover of the matchday programme. "I communicated with them every day, but since I do not have WhatsApp it's hard to call them or call me".
  • Barham Salih: Trump did not ask Iraq's permission to 'watch Iran'

    Barham Salih: Trump did not ask Iraq's permission to 'watch Iran'

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    The Republican-led U.S. Senate backed largely symbolic legislation on Monday that broke with President Donald Trump by opposing plans for any abrupt withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan . Some of the forces moving out of Syria will go to Iraq, where they can monitor any resurgence of ISIS or other militant groups and "ultimately some will be coming home", Trump said.
  • JUST IN: Osinbajo survives helicopter crash in Kabba

    JUST IN: Osinbajo survives helicopter crash in Kabba

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    However, the incident did not deter the vice president from continuing with his engagements according to a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande . Everyone is safe and no one is maimed. President Buhari's main rival, Mr Atiku Abubakar , tweeted his relief that the vice-president and his team were unhurt .
  • Nissan new X-Trail to be made in Japan instead of Sunderland

    Nissan new X-Trail to be made in Japan instead of Sunderland

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    Nissan is expected to announce next week the cancellation of plans to manufacture its X-Trail model in the UK. The government said at the time that Nissan's commitment showed major manufacturers retained faith in the United Kingdom economy after Brexit.
  • Tax Gift For

    Tax Gift For "Great Indian Middle Class" As Government Preps For Polls

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    Archit Gupta, founder and CEO of ClearTax, said that those with income exceeding Rs 5 lakh will pay tax on income between Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 5 lakh at the rate of 5% as before. "This will benefit small depositors and non-working spouses", he noted. This provision now allows a rebate of Rs 2,500 for those with net taxable income up to Rs 3.5 lakh.
  • Venezuela's Guaidó Calls on Military to Reject Maduro

    Venezuela's Guaidó Calls on Military to Reject Maduro

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    Opposition leader Juan Guaido gestures as he delivers a speech before thousands of supporters, in Caracas on February 2, 2019. Francisco Sucre heads the worldwide committee of the opposition-led National Assembly in Venezuela . Maduro has presided over Venezuela's economic collapse that has resulted in chronic food and medicine shortages. Yanez said in his video that "90 percent of the military" is against Maduro, but it is unclear how many will actively support the opposition.
  • Senate Delivers Reproach to Trump on Syria Withdrawal

    Senate Delivers Reproach to Trump on Syria Withdrawal

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    But Trump has spent parts of the last three days arguing ISIS's "Caliphate will soon be destroyed" and peace talks with Taliban leaders could soon lead to the full withdrawal of US military troops from Afghanistan . There were roughly 2,000 US troops in Syria "working as advisers to the Syrian Defense Forces or providing other support to local militias battling the Islamic State" as of April 2018, reported USA Today .
  • Cory Booker Announces He's Running for President

    Cory Booker Announces He's Running for President

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    Senate in 2012, he was known as a supporter of school choice. "What's wrong with the candidates that are already in there?" The campaign message of Booker , who's a gifted orator on the stump, will center on his signature themes of finding "common purpose" and a bringing about a "revival of civic grace" in American society, drawing a stark, if implicit, contrast with President Donald Trump's harsh rhetoric.
  • Pelosi and Trump harden positions on border wall

    Pelosi and Trump harden positions on border wall

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    When asked by a reporter if she would vote on legislation that includes border wall funding, she reiterated that she would block any such funds, as IJR Blue noted. Politicians negotiating the bill are well aware that he could move to quash an agreement at any time, plunging them back into crisis. Trump and his aides were continuing to make preparations for the national emergency order this week in the event negotiators on Capitol Hill fail to reach an agreement by mid-month, White House ...