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WH counsel Cipollone expected to defend Trump in Senate impeachment trial

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When will the full House vote? . With no Senate Republican expected to vote to remove Mr. But it takes a two-thirds vote in the Senate, which Mr. Mr. Schumer called for a speedy start to the trial, with rules to be adopted on January 6. The article states that President Donald Trump , the executive branch head, is telling Mitch McConnell , the Senate (legislative branch) Majority Leader, how he wants the impeachment trial to be set up. Read More »

Protesters Clash With Police in Beirut Again

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The Lebanese Civil Defense and the Red Cross said they transferred 46 people to hospitals and treated the wounds of others on site. The incident was one of the most violent crackdowns on protesters since nationwide anti-government demonstrations began two months ago, leading to the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri on October 29 . Read More »

Footballer Mesut Ozil calls for more awareness on plight of Uigher Muslims

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Mosques are closed". Others used the hashtags #Protesting against Ozil and #Ozil made inappropriate comments about China, and called for him to be expelled from the club. Human Rights Watch described the actions taken against the Uighur Muslims as "rampant abuses" that "violate fundamental rights to freedom of expression, religion, and privacy, and protections from torture and unfair trials". Read More »

Comey: 'Real sloppiness' in Russia probe but no misconduct

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At the conclusion of a tense interview on " Fox News Sunday ", former FBI Director James Comey took a shot at Attorney General Bill Barr over his condemnation of the FBI's conduct during the Russian Federation investigation. Current FBI Director Christopher Wray told The Associated Press last week that the report identified problems that are "unacceptable and unrepresentative of who we are as an institution". Read More »

2 Chinese Officials Expelled for Alleged Spying — NY Times

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The newspaper reported https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/15/world/asia/us-china-spies.html on Sunday that one of the two Chinese officials is believed to be an intelligence officer operating under diplomatic cover. But the Chinese officials instead continued on to the base, according to those familiar with the incident. The two officials were expelled "this fall", the Times said. Read More »

Protests against Johnson begin in London and Glasgow

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And though based on polls audiences didn't observe a clear victor general, about the metrics which mattered - Brexit coverage, who'd make the best highest, and financial proficiency - Mr Johnson appeared nicely on top. Nevertheless, he believed he would scrape dwelling with exclusively a slender majority of perhaps ten MPs. But before long, Mr Johnson was heralded the strongest Tory leader in a generation, due to a remarkable result that watched old party allegiances torn upward, Labour ... Read More »

US Supreme Court to hear Trump tax return cases next year

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Legal experts say the justices often hear cases when the president asks them to, but that does not mean Trump will ultimately prevail. Another case concerns a decision of a court of first instance in Washington that supported the subpoenas issued by the House Oversight Committee led by the Democrats to Mazars. Read More »

Sen. Graham invites Rudy Giuliani to testify about Ukraine trip with OAN

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Giuliani did not immediately respond to a request for comment but tweeted that "The American people have already made up their mind on this #ImpeachmentScam ". Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that Moscow all the time hopes an election brings to energy voices in favour of "good relations" with Russian Federation however was unsure that might be the case with Johnson's Conservative Celebration. Read More »

Snow and cold arrive Sunday from a significant winter storm

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Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Heavy mountain snow continues in the Colorado Rockies this morning and will do so through the rest of the weekend. The timing and the potential for ice as the snow changes to sleet could make for a messy evening commute, according to the National Weather Service . Read More »

UK Election: Pro-EU Lib Dems to Elect New Leader

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However, following a national campaign which saw the number of Liberal Democrat MPs nearly halve, both Chuka and Luciana lost their seats to the Conservative Party. Swinson, who only became leader of the liberal anti-Brexit party in July, was narrowly ousted as MP for Dunbartonshire East by the Scottish National Party. Read More »

RPF jawans were beaten by Muslim protesters in West Bengal

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Muslims protest against CAB and NRC in Howrah district of West Bengal. Areas such as Deganga, Domjur, Burdwan and Birbhum also witnessed protests against the CAA. Roopa Ganguly, a BJP MP in Rajya Sabha, said that "State government itself is responsible for these acts of violence and for failing to control it as she ( Mamata Banerjee ) is the Home Minister". Read More »

Buses torched in Delhi over CAA; Jamia dissociates itself from violence

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As reports claimed that students Jamia Millia Islamia were part of the protest, a student group disassociated themselves from the violence saying that their protests have been "peaceful and non-violent". The institute also appealed to students to stay away from such "direction-less" protests led by local political leaders. This forced the police force to enter inside the campus and check those place. Read More »

Suu Kyi's visit to Dutch parliament cancelled

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The case was filed by Gambia, the Muslim-majority West African nation, in November over crimes committed by Myanmar's armed forces against the Rohingya, which Gambia argues amount to genocide under the Genocide Convention . The Nobel Peace Prize laureate's surprise decision to attend the hearings in person has dealt a further blow to her tarnished worldwide reputation. Once regarded as an worldwide rights icon for standing up to Myanmar's brutal junta, Suu Kyi's reputation has been ... Read More »

Whakaari/White Island: The volcano rescue mission in photos

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The airlifting of the bodies from White Island was fraught with danger as experts in seismic activity had forecast the previous day that the volcano still had a 50-60 percent chance of erupting again within 24 hours. "We are now living with a growing sense of desperation to bring home those that we know are there and those we love", said Judy Turner, the mayor of Whakatane , the nearest town on the mainland. Read More »

Black Lawmaker Claps Back With Age-Old Adage After Colleague Discredits Hunter Biden

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Gaetz was arrested for suspected drunk driving in 2008 after he was pulled over for speeding when driving home from a Florida nightclub in a BMW registered to his father, a state senator. I don't think Americans are hanging on a traffic incident I had a decade ago". Republicans dragged Hunter Biden's name through the mud on Thursday at the House Judiciary Committee meeting on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump . Read More »

Conservatives win big majority in United Kingdom election to pave way for Brexit

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The Scottish National Party, which strongly opposes Brexit , would win 55 of the 59 seats in Scotland, the poll said, setting the scene for it to demand a second independence vote, after secession was rejected by 55% to 45% in 2014. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would step down. After Johnson was re-elected in Uxbridge, west London , in which he increased his majority, he said: "It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to ... Read More »

Strong quake strikes Philippines, no tsunami risk seen

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Quakes of this strength are capable of damaging buildings. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat from the quake, based on available data. Patients were evacuated from hospitals as a precaution and nervous crowds massed outside shopping malls after the powerful jolt and a series of smaller, but strong aftershocks. Read More »

U.S. man videotaped slapping reporter's rear on live TV charged

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Thomas Callaway , who is a youth minister , was running in the Savannah Bridge Run 10K on Saturday. Video of the encounter quickly viral, and has been viewed more than 12 million times on Twitter . 'You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me, ' Bozarjian wrote recently on Twitter . "I was getting ready to bring my hands up and wave to the camera to the audience; there was a misjudge in character and decision-making", he added. Read More »

Violent protests over India’s citizenship law continue for 4th day

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Canadian and British governments have also issued similar advisories . At least half a dozen railway stations in the state were vandalized and set on fire, leading to the cancellation of many long-distance trains, Sanjoy Ghosh, chief public relations Officer at South Eastern Railway told Reuters, adding it was hard to say when normal services would resume. Read More »

A snow/ice warning has been issued for Ireland

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Wednesday: Current indications suggest an increasingly wet and windy day with rain developing in parts of the southwest during the morning, and becoming widespread during the afternoon accompanied by fresh to strong and gusty southeasterly winds. Read More »

Gunman At Large In Georgia Food Container Plant Shooting — Georgia Shooting

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CONYERS, Ga . (AP) - A contract worker was arrested at Alabama bus station Friday, hours after officials say he shot and killed a fellow worker in a suburban Atlanta factory. Employees are giving statements to law enforcement off site, and the company is "working closely with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Department, the Conyers Police Department and other law enforcement agencies on the investigation", Dart said. Read More »

Met Éireann have issued a snow and ice warning for the country

Wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow are expected to stick in parts, and the forecaster's warning of icy stretches on roads and footpaths. A Status Yellow wind warning issued for Donegal yesterday is in place until 5pm today. "Tuesday night will start out cold and clear with temperatures dropping to between -3 to +1 degrees Celsius early on with frost forming". There will be a frosty start to Sunday with icy patches which could lead to another day of widespread showers that may turn ... Read More »

Hundreds of starlings found dead on the road in Anglesey

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The 225 starlings were found dead on the road in Anglesey this week, seemingly with no explanation as to how they had perished. When she explained what had been going on, Dafydd chose to go and have a look see for himself as he "didn't believe her". Read More »

UK Election Exit Poll: Boris Johnson On Course For Huge Victory

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Nevertheless, an outright Labour victory still appears more unlikely than an outright victory for the Conservatives. The prime minister issued a direct appeal to potential Brexit Party voters, saying that they were risking the "terrifying prospect of Jeremy Corbyn moving into Downing Street". Read More »

Rain, Wintry Weather Chances Sunday Night

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An active weather pattern that has pestered New Jersey with batches of rain and snow since the start of December will continue to bring stormy conditions to our region during the next few days, forecasters say. Northwest winds at 10-15 miles per hour, becoming lighter through the afternoon. There is just enough moisture to stay cloudy with showers and some sprinkles as two very weak disturbances pass overhead. Read More »

5 dead in New Zealand volcanic eruption

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Two more updates were posted in recent weeks, including one on December 3 with authorities warning of "substantial gas, steam and mud bursts observed at the vent", with the alert level remaining at a level 2. Twenty four Australians were on White Isand when the volcano erupted, Australian media said. "We are continuing to work as quickly as possible, through a number of channels of information, to confirm exact numbers of those involved, including those who remain on the island", New ... Read More »

Democrats Threaten to Boycott Next Debate Over Labor Dispute

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The Democratic National Committee announced that its next four debates will be held in January and February in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and SC, leaving room for two more planned debates between March and June. He said he supports Local 11 in their fight for proper compensation, and that he won't cross the picket line. A job is about more than just a paycheck. Read More »

Ex-premier elected Algerian president; thousands march in protest

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The electoral body head, Mohamed Charfi, said the vote had "opened a new page", achieving the democracy people had demanded in their uprising. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, 74, campaigned as a technocrat who had proven his integrity by being sacked for falling out with powerful business tycoons after just three months serving as prime minister in 2017 under veteran ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika . Read More »