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Sterling falls as Theresa May pulls Brexit deal vote

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The ultimate deadline for the vote is 21 January. Monday's turmoil sent the pound to a 20-month low against the dollar of $1.2550. May is holding talks with her top ministers to finalise the government's position, and some are said to think she should go ahead and call the vote as planned for Tuesday. Read More »

Hodeida 'most difficult' issue at Yemen talks - United Nations source

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Delegates on both sides on Monday said the prisoner swap had been largely finalized. Among the other issues under discussion in Sweden are humanitarian corridors, the reopening of the defunct Sanaa global airport and the fate of Taiz, Yemen's third largest city that has been the scene of some of the country's most intense battles. Read More »

Former first lady Michelle Obama brings her 'intimate' conversation to Houston

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Live Nation and Crown Publishing announced Tuesday that Obama will have 21 events next year , including a February 8 stop at the Tacoma Dome and one February 9 at the Moda Center in Portland. Verified Fan Registration runs Tues Dec 11 at 5 am-Wed Dec 12 at 10 pm. The book and tour have Obama recounting experiences in her life, public and private, from growing up on the South Side of Chicago to years as an executive to her time with her husband, former President Barack Obama, in the White ... Read More »

Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Trump for rejected defamation lawsuit

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Harder, the president's legal counsel, said in a Tuesday statement. Following the court ruling, Avenatti tweeted that "Harder and Trump deserve each other", and are "both dishonest'". "Leave Trump alone. Forget the story", the mystery man allegedly warned, before gesturing at her infant daughter, "That's a handsome little girl". In November, Daniels said that Avenatti filed a defamation suit against Trump without her permission. Read More »

Ex-Cop Jailed For 56 More Murders In Russia

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Family doctor Harold Shipman was sentenced to life in 2000 after being convicted of killing 15 of his elderly patients by giving them fatal doses of morphine. He was arrested in 2012 during a re-examination of cold case evidence, which included DNA testing all people known to drive a specific type of auto whose tracks were found at the murder scenes. Read More »

Street in Germany paved with chocolate after factory mishap

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German newspaper Soester Anzeiger reported that a "small technical defect" involving a storage tank caused the sweet and sticky spill from the DreiMeister chocolate factory in Westoennen. According to the paper, around 25 firefighters were on scene to help with the cleanup. The chocolate seeped into the pores of the road and there were worries it would be a hazard, so hot water was used to removed the final thin layer. Read More »

Trump lawyer met Russian offering 'political synergy'

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Declassified documents show that Papadopoulos' foreign contacts during the presidential campaign prompted the FBI in July 2016 to open a counterintelligence investigation. Cohen admitted to lying during the campaign about his negotiations with Russian officials about a project to build a Trump Tower hotel in Moscow. Manafort has contended he was truthful with Mueller's team. Read More »

Irish Bonds Catch Brexit Britain's Cold as May's Future in Doubt

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Watt says the British politician said: "We simply can not allow the Irish to treat us like this". The MP is also quoted as saying: "This simply can not stand". A spokesman for May said no vote was required to delay the Brexit vote and that a new date would depend on when her government got the assurances it needs to satisfy parliament. Read More »

John Kelly Reportedly 'Furious' With Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Over Firing

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While it was only a matter of time before the personalities and differences of retired Marine Corps general John Kelly and President Donald Trump would clash , no one likely predicted it to end this way or on such a sour note. "We just brought in a new White House Counsel today who just started, who is going to be fabulous", Kushner said, referring to Pat Cipollone, who is taking over as the Trump administration's top lawyer as multiple reports and indications suggest Special Counsel ... Read More »

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Nadia Murad & Dr. Denis Mukwege

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Dr. Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which treats women requiring surgery as a result of sexual violence. Yazidi youth activist Nadia Murad and gynaecologist Denis Mukwege have dedicated their prizes of R16 million each to address this evil. Read More »

May cancels MPs’ Christmas, Brexit vote will now happen ‘before Jan 21’

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He said the prime minister should have "have gone back to Brussels to renegotiate or called an election" when it became clear she would not get her deal through Parliament. May hopes to make changes to the so-called Irish backstop , which has met anger from all parties, as it would tie the United Kingdom into a temporary customs union with the EU that it can not quit of its own accord. Read More »

UK Parliament Security Alert as 'Intruder' Tasered

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London's Metropolitan Police did not immediately respond to a request for information about the incident, while parliamentary authorities said police were handling it. "And then it appears the man was Tasered". Extra police officers, some of them armed, were brought in to bolster security on the gates, but 45 minutes after the intrusion, they were stood down. Read More »

Breana Rouhselang: Full Story & Must-See Details

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At this time, I would like to ask our citizens to join me in praying for Breana, her family, the Mishawaka High School community and all families that have been impacted. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office said that "probable cause" was found to arrest Trejo. Though the full extent of their relationship is unknown, Ms Rouhselang's stepmum told local media that the young woman was six months pregnant. Read More »

Huawei CFO Bail Hearing Ends Second Day With No Decision

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Lu, the Foreign Ministry spokesman, accused countries he didn't cite by name of hyping the "so-called" threat. The arrest prompted concern trade talks might be derailed, but Beijing indicated Tuesday they were going ahead. The 46-year-old started her career as a receptionist in 1993, and after graduating with a master's degree in accountancy from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1999, she joined Huawei's finance department. Read More »

Time Announces Shortlist For Person of the Year

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TIME has made the designation every year since 1927. The magazine said President Trump "enacted controversial policies from separations at the border to a trade war with China and navigated crises involving both himself and his staff ", one of which is the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

5 missing U.S. Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan

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In November a United States navy fighter jet from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan crashed into the sea off Japan's southern island of Okinawa, home to around 50,000 United States troops. "We know this hard decision was made after all resources were exhausted in the vigorous search for the Marines". The accident was initially reported to have happened during a refueling operation, but the military said Tuesday this had not been confirmed and that the circumstances were still under ... Read More »

United States sanctions top Kim Jong Un aides over N.Korea rights

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Trump and Kim Jong Un have engaged in an unprecedented peace process this year, but the White House has maintained that its "maximum pressure" campaign would not be lifted ahead of a total denuclearization. Monday's sanctions were imposed in line with a State Department report on human rights abuses and censorship in North Korea. Talks that had been planned for November 8 between U.S. Read More »

Supreme Court Sides with Planned Parenthood in Funding Fight

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Conservative Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas , Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented from the denial of certiorari. Both Kavanaugh and Roberts sided with the court's liberals. The cases originate with Louisiana and Kansas' attempts to "defund" Planned Parenthood following the discredited 2015 video from anti-choice activist David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress, which was deceptively edited to make it look like Planned Parenthood technicians were ... Read More »

Nadia Murad: from jihadists' captive to Nobel victor

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Yazidi youth activist Nadia Murad and gynaecologist Denis Mukwege have dedicated their prizes of R16 million each to address this evil. Mukwege, dubbed "Doctor Miracle" for his work helping victims of sexual violence, and Murad, who has turned her experience into powerful advocacy for her Yazidi people, will receive the prize at a ceremony in Oslo . Read More »

Pashinyan secures victory in Armenia's snap election

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According to the results, Prosperous Armenia , led by tycoon Gagik Tsarukyan won 8.2 percent of the votes, while Bright Armenia gained 6.3 percent of the votes. So Pashinyan expects Sunday's vote to lead to a parliament that represents the country's current political landscape. "The general absence of electoral malfeasance, including of vote buying and pressure on voters, allowed for genuine competition", observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said in a ... Read More »

Body found in search for British tourist in New Zealand

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A 26-year-old man charged with her murder appeared in court on Monday and was granted interim name suppression. She said: "Your daughter should have been safe here, and she wasn't, and I'm sorry for that". Ms Ardern told reporters at her weekly media conference that New Zealanders were heartbroken for Ms Millane's family and were feeling her death personally. Read More »

Meng Wanzhou's Vancouver Home Broken Into, Police Investigating

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Ltd., should be released on bail after her arrest in Vancouver at Washington's request over fraud allegations. The Canadian province of British Columbia has already cancelled a trade mission to China amid fears China could detain Canadians in retaliation for Meng's detention. Read More »

Labour MP thrown out of parliament after grabbing ceremonial mace

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The mace in parliament is a symbol of royal authority, and without it neither House can meet or pass laws. Mr Russell-Moyle picked up the mace and walked with it over the line, where he was stopped by two female Serjeant at Arms staff. The prime minister said she would seek "assurances" from the European Union and bring the deal back to Parliament. In a statement to MPs, Mrs May also said the Government was stepping up preparations for a possible no-deal Brexit. Read More »

'Appalling' Video Shows NYPD Officers Yanking Infant From Brooklyn Mother's Arms

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As the disturbing video opens, Headley is surrounded by a female sergeant and three accompanying officers who attempt to pull the child from her grasp. "Video images of the incident in the 84th precinct are troubling, and the event is under review by the NYPD and Human Resources Administration (HRA) Police", an NYPD spokesperson recently told the New York Daily News . Read More »

Drug scare as 4-year-old served ecstasy pill in burger

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The children's parents took the meal to the police station where the pill was identified as ecstasy. Officers arrested the manager on duty, 30-year-old Tanisha Dancer, along with two Sonic workers, 35-year-old Jonathan Roberson and 22-year-old Jose Molina. Read More »

State Election Results Today In Semi-Final Before 2019

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The electoral campaign saw stalwarts from both BJP and the Congress campaigning in the state with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi addressing several rallies across the state. Manvendra Singh switched to Congress just before the election. The BJPs Lok Sabha strength has reduced from 283 to 269, with the party losing most by-polls since 2014, including in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Read More »

Charlottesville: James Fields guilty of murder for driving auto into crowd

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Fields, who traveled from OH to attend the Unite the Right rally, was also convicted of eight other charges, including aggravated malicious wounding and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. They will not replace us!" they yelled, in a response to the chants heard during the 2017 rally, when some white nationalists shouted: "You will not replace us! and "Jews will not replace us". Read More »

Ex-Soviet dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva dies aged 91

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Forced to leave in 1977, she returned to Russian Federation a decade and a half later, two years after the fall of the Soviet Union, and picked up protesting right where she left off. But the 1990s economic chaos and human rights abuses committed during Chechen wars, were then followed by a clampdown on civil society after Putin took over in 2000. Read More »

Woman accused of being Russian agent appears to reach plea deal

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Maria Butina, a Russian national detained in the U.S. and accused of failing to register as a foreign lobbyist under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), appears to have reached a deal with prosecutors. A deal could see Butina deported to Russian Federation in the coming months in exchange for her testimony about her activities for the Kremlin within the NRA. Read More »

Row erupts over number of anti-EU protesters — BREXIT BETRAYAL MARCH

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Counter-protesters claim to have assembled some 15,000 people against 3,000 Brexit marchers - but such claims are hard to verify, as the police no longer issue official estimates for such events. Gerard Batten points his finger at former Ukip leader Nigel Farage as he says he's "sorry" for a string of resignations from the party. The march was well policed with little interaction between the Ukip marchers, and the counter-protesters. Read More »

Fire that killed 5 appears accidental - Newswatch

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Five people died in a Youngstown house fire early today. Firefighters battled flames at the front part of the home and then immediately searched for the children, who are said to fall between the ages of one and nine-years-old. Those children were given CPR and they - along with their mother - were taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. The fire at 434 Parkckiffe Ave. Read More »