• China sentences Canadian citizen to death in drugs case
China sentences Canadian citizen to death in drugs case

China has denied that it is using its legal system to take hostages as bargaining chips in the case of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the company's founder. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied that Schellenberg's trial and the arrests of Kovrig and Spavor have anything to do with Meng's arrest.

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  • Cargo plane crashes in Iran, killing 15: Army
Cargo plane crashes in Iran, killing 15: Army

The plane went down at about 8:30 a.m. local time in the capital Tehran, Iran's emergency services chief Pir Hossein Koolivand told state media outlet IRIB. The news agency Fars stated, citing the Iranian Army that only a flight engineer was found alive following the catastrophe. Pictures published by local media showed the charred carcasses of t...

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  • Trump gives firm rebuke: 'I never worked for Russia'
Trump gives firm rebuke: 'I never worked for Russia'

Citing unnamed former law enforcement officials, the Times reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened the combined criminal and counterintelligence probe into Trump in May of 2017. Trump did so after a meeting with Putin in 2017 in Hamburg that was also attended by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Trump also sought Monday ...

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  • Censure Resolutions Introduced Against King Over Supremacist Remark
Censure Resolutions Introduced Against King Over Supremacist Remark

McCarthy explained his plan to meet with King during an interview with CBS's Face the Nation . "Like Donald Trump , Steve King has sought again and again to give comfort to white supremacists, something that should never be allowed in the halls of Congress or the Oval Office ", according to her statement obtained by an NBC News report...

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  • Trump’s weekend: new Russian Federation questions, shutdown irritants
Trump’s weekend: new Russian Federation questions, shutdown irritants

Coons said, "That was a concerning, even alarming report ". Trump also took the opportunity during the 25-minute interview to touch on several other topics including the government shutdown, the US-Mexico border, and a potential race against former Vice President Joe Biden.

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  • 'Jayme is the hero', sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captor
'Jayme is the hero', sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captor

Paul in 1993 when she was 17 and never has been found. Nutter said Jayme did not have a coat or gloves. "I'm lost and I don't know where I am, and I need help", Jayme told Nutter . "She is doing as well as circumstances will allow", Fitzgerald said. The few neighbors who know Patterson's family say he grew up in a cabin in a remote developme...

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  • What is USA government shutdown? Is it longest in United States history?
What is USA government shutdown? Is it longest in United States history?

A union that represents thousands of air traffic controllers sued the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday, saying it had violated federal wage law by failing to pay workers. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., a leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who speaks to Trump frequently, said that unless Republicans and Democrats strike an unlikely comp...

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  • A Massive Winter Storm Blankets Parts Of The US, Kills Five
A Massive Winter Storm Blankets Parts Of The US, Kills Five

Baltimore is also in the path of these heavier bands of snowfall, with 4 to 6 inches of snow predicted for Sunday. A massive winter storm hit the US Rockies and Plains on Friday then punched east, with snow set to assault a 1,800-mile (1,609 km) corridor through the weekend, creating transportation "havoc" in the middle of the country.

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  • Poland arrests Huawei employee on spying charges
Poland arrests Huawei employee on spying charges

Stanislaw Zaryn, a spokesman for the Polish security services, said the country's Internal Security Agency (ISA) detained a Chinese citizen and a former Polish security official on January 8 over spying allegations. The Chinese national is a former employee of the country's consulate in the Baltic Sea port of Gdansk, according to TVPInfo tele...

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  • United States official says troop withdrawal from Syria has started
United States official says troop withdrawal from Syria has started

In a Sunday-night tweet, Trump said his government was starting the "long overdue pullout " from Syria while hitting the "little remaining" Islamic State "territorial caliphate" and would attack again from a nearby existing base if the jihadist group regroups.

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  • White House quietly preparing for possible departure of Justice Ginsburg
White House quietly preparing for possible departure of Justice Ginsburg

Ginsburg is still recuperating from surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her lungs. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says that doctors for Ginsburg confirmed an initial evaluation that found no evidence of remaining cancer following surgery.

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation 'probed whether Donald Trump secretly worked for Russian Federation after Comey firing'
Federal Bureau of Investigation 'probed whether Donald Trump secretly worked for Russian Federation after Comey firing'

Trump has repeatedly slammed the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt" and insisted there was "NO COLLUSION" with Russian Federation. "Campaigns leak polling data all the time ", Giuliani said, before decrying the focus on the investigation as a "joke" and "total mockery" that "only happens because 75 percent of the press hates Trump".

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  • DR Congo election: Defeated candidate vows legal challenge
DR Congo election: Defeated candidate vows legal challenge

Department of State in a press release Friday said: "The United States takes note of the National Independent Electoral Commission's announcement of the provisional results of December 30 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)".

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  • Police Believe Bird Box Challenge Resulted in Car Crash
Police Believe Bird Box Challenge Resulted in Car Crash

The driver veered into oncoming traffic and struck a passenger vehicle. He said the girl was driving down Layton Parkway with a 16-year-old passenger when she blindfolded herself by pulling her beanie down over her eyes. Fortunately, no one was injured in the Layton, Utah , crash, a representative at the police department told CBS News . "Can...

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  • U.S. official says troop withdrawal from Syria has started
U.S. official says troop withdrawal from Syria has started

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu went so far on Wednesday as to say that if the USA withdrawal from Syria was delayed, "then we will put this decision into practice", suggesting Turkey could go after the Kurds in short order.

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  • Manafort accused of sharing 2016 election data with Russians
Manafort accused of sharing 2016 election data with Russians

Manafort was among the first Americans charged in Mueller's investigation and has been among the central characters in the case, having led the campaign during the Republican convention and as, United States intelligence officials say, Russian Federation was working to sway the election in Trump's favor.

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  • United Kingdom government accepts alternative plan demand if May's deal is rejected
United Kingdom government accepts alternative plan demand if May's deal is rejected

Brexit-backing Tories accused Mr Bercow of flouting Commons procedures by allowing a vote on the proposal, tabled by former attorney general Dominic Grieve. Wednesday´s amendment, which passed by 308 votes to 297, has more weight. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay, opening up the debate, laid out concessions being put forward by the government t...

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  • China 'hopes U.S. and North Korea can meet halfway'
China 'hopes U.S. and North Korea can meet halfway'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left Beijing on Wednesday via his personal train, according to reports by Japanese media. "The second North Korea-United States summit - to take place soon - and a reciprocal visit to Seoul by Chairman Kim Jong Un of North Korea will be.turning points that will firmly solidify peace on the Korean Peninsula "...

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  • Politicians Respond to President Trump's Threat to Withhold FEMA funding
Politicians Respond to President Trump's Threat to Withhold FEMA funding

In an automated email reply, the agency said , "Due to the federal funding hiatus, we are not able to respond to general press queries". California Republican lawmakers were also critical of Trump's threat. However, this is not the first time he's threatened to pull funding from California over the fires , during one of the deadliest seaso...

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  • White House says Rosenstein departure his choice
White House says Rosenstein departure his choice

The incoming chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday that Attorney General nominee William Barr has confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and will let him complete his Russian Federation investigation. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , the USA official overseeing the Russian Federation probe, is expected to resi...

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  • Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum
Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum

Alqunun will be subject to a number of checks including character and security assessments to see whether she qualifies for a humanitarian visa, according to the ABC. The UNHCR in Bangkok has been contacted for comment but has yet to respond. Who is Rahaf al-Qunun? He said the family's patriarch had met with the UNHCR this morning and will ...

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  • Kim Jong Un makes 4th visit to China in a year
Kim Jong Un makes 4th visit to China in a year

Kim was also accompanied by senior officials including Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers Party Kim Yong Chol and senior diplomat Ri Yong Ho, according to Korea Central Television. South Korea's spy agency, the National Intelligence Service, also reportedly told lawmakers in a closed-door briefing that the two leaders may discuss...

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  • Thousands protest controversial citizenship bill in India's Assam
Thousands protest controversial citizenship bill in India's Assam

The proposal has been hotly contested in Assam, a hilly state that has witnessed violence between settlers and indigenous groups, who say they have lost land and jobs to the newer entrants. The supporters of the 70 organisations said they would hold protests in front of offices and installations of Oil India Ltd and ONGC across the state.

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  • Malaysia's king abdicates in unexpected and rare move
Malaysia's king abdicates in unexpected and rare move

Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, with a unique arrangement where the throne changes hands every five years between rulers of the nine Malaysian states headed by centuries-old Islamic royalty. Sultan Muhammad V's resignation comes barely two years after he ascended the throne and three years shy of his five-year term as the country's head of s...

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  • United States delegation to visit China for trade talks
United States delegation to visit China for trade talks

US officials have said that if the talks fail to produce a satisfactory agreement Washington will increase tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10 percent to 25 percent. "And if we don't, they're paying us tens of billions of dollars worth of tariffs - not the worst thing in the world". Chinese economic growth fell to a post-global cri...

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