• Tillerson says progress made on strengthening Iranian nuclear deal
Tillerson says progress made on strengthening Iranian nuclear deal

Later, Tillerson went further and told reporters that a team of United States officials was travelling to Europe to "meet with counterparts, so we'll see what we can get done". That explanation was met by skepticism from many. The US$1 billion construction was funded by the sale of other properties in London. He also condemned the embassy's new...

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  • House Ethics Committee Member Accused Of Settling Harassment Claim
House Ethics Committee Member Accused Of Settling Harassment Claim

Meehan's alleged behavior comes amid an ongoing national conversation about sexual misconduct, especially in the workplace. He represents the 7th district of Pennsylvania, which includes the eastern portion of Lancaster County. Alexis Ronickher , an attorney for the former aide, called the request "a desperate effort to preserve his career". T...

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  • BOOKER GOES NUCLEAR: Cory Compares DHS Secretary to NAZIS, Trump to HITLER
BOOKER GOES NUCLEAR: Cory Compares DHS Secretary to NAZIS, Trump to HITLER

Booker then slammed Nielsen for her response, leading Republican National Committee Rapid Response Director Michael Ahrens to rip the senator for denigrating women. We know what happened in Europe when people just did their jobs", said the Senator. According to The Inquirer , Brooke maintains that hateful words from a U.S.

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  • Trump hits out as U.S. government shuts down over failed budget talks
Trump hits out as U.S. government shuts down over failed budget talks

Trump sarcastically tweeted on Saturday morning about the Democrats giving him a "present" on the one-year anniversary of his presidency. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., center, addresses reporters about the federal government shutdown.

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  • Congressional leaders refuse to budge on shutdown's first day
Congressional leaders refuse to budge on shutdown's first day

Although Trump met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY to discuss the bill earlier Friday - at one point even appearing to reach an agreement - Schumer and the Oval Office ultimately failed to reach a consensus and that negotiation fell apart, the Times said.

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  • UFC: Stipe Miocic sets UFC record with title defence against Francis Ngannou
UFC: Stipe Miocic sets UFC record with title defence against Francis Ngannou

This one was the most fraught with danger, as Ngannou was vastly bigger than the 6-foot-4, 246-pound champion and hit hard enough to end the fight with one shot. And because of that, "if he's getting prepared to get that belt back then I have nothing for that division". Many did, but Miocic knew he had the skills to rise to the occasion.

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  • Taliban kill 14 foreigners in attack on luxury Kabul hotel
Taliban kill 14 foreigners in attack on luxury Kabul hotel

U.S. Ambassador John R. Bass called it a "heinous" assault and said Afghanistan "deserves peace and security, not deliberate and murderous attacks on innocent civilians". Several armoured US military vehicles with heavy machine guns could be seen close to the hotel along with Afghan police units as Special Forces manoeuvred around the site.

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  • Clinton lauds 'power and resilience' of women
Clinton lauds 'power and resilience' of women

In Virginia state legislative polls, 11 of the 15 newly elected Democrats were women. Helen Morrison, an organizer of the march in Sydney, N.S., said the #MeToo movement opened many people's eyes to what women, regardless of background, are experiencing.

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  • Winter storm watch issued for Sunday and Monday
Winter storm watch issued for Sunday and Monday

Sunday, freezing drizzle and drizzle are likely, along with a high near 40. Sunday's high temperature is forecast to be 37 degrees in Columbus, so precipitation here will likely transition from rain to snow. In fact, blizzards can occur strictly from blowing snow without any snow falling. A winter storm has moved into the region and snow levels...

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  • Global Poll Shows US Prestige Plummeting Under Trump
Global Poll Shows US Prestige Plummeting Under Trump

Germany is now seen as a global leader by many more people (41% of the sample), with China in second place on 31%. The 6.8 percent unemployment rate for black Americans in December is indeed the lowest since 1972, according to the latest monthly data that is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  • The Newest: Governor vows to reopen Statue of Liberty
The Newest: Governor vows to reopen Statue of Liberty

After the government shut down at midnight on Saturday, visitors found boat trips to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were canceled and signs were posted at the departure area explaining that the shutdown forced the closure. In Battery Park, where large groups of visitors often gather for ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty, it was unusually ...

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  • Nick Kyrgios on Australian Open redemption path.
Nick Kyrgios on Australian Open redemption path.

She now plays another qualifier - big-serving Czech Denisa Allertova who romped past Magda Linette 6-1, 6-4 - for a place in the quarter-finals on Sunday. Since enjoying a memorable run to the semi-finals of the US Open a year ago, Carreno Busta has experienced a dip in form and fortunes. The Frenchman lost his cool after losing the third-set tie...

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  • White House doctor deems Trump mentally 'very sharp,' in 'excellent' health
White House doctor deems Trump mentally 'very sharp,' in 'excellent' health

Jackson has is not only the most qualified, but the only credible source when it comes to diagnosing any health concerns". That's a test of mental function that can be useful in catching what doctors call mild cognitive impairment, a potential precursor to dementia.

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  • German Social Democrats OK coalition talks with Merkel bloc
German Social Democrats OK coalition talks with Merkel bloc

And that a left-wing coalition uniting the SPD, the Left party and the Greens wasn't either, as surveys showed they together still lacked 10 percent of voter support to govern. Some Germans view a repeat of the old coalition (in diminished form) as emblematic of the waning power of the centre-right and the centre-left in general, and Ms.

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  • Turkish military begins war against Kurdish forces in north Syria
Turkish military begins war against Kurdish forces in north Syria

Turkish ground forces pushed into northern Syria's Afrin province on Sunday, the army said, after Turkey launched artillery and air strikes on a USA -backed Kurdish militia it aims to sweep from its border. His warnings came a day after Turkey launched an operation with Syrian rebels to oust the Syrian Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) mili...

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  • Rohingyas seek safety guarantee before repatriation
Rohingyas seek safety guarantee before repatriation

The repatriation process would start next Tuesday, the statements said. Bangladesh will hand over the list of Rohingya families to the Myanmar authorities. The repatriation process will begin on January 23 and last two years. "We want safe zones in Arakan [Rakhine] before repatriation", Mohibullah, a refugee and former teacher told Agence Franc...

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  • New Pentagon strategy looks to counter China, Russia
New Pentagon strategy looks to counter China, Russia

Terrorism, considered the top military priority under the previous two administrations, is still a concern for the United States despite the fall of Islamic State's physical caliphate in Iraq and Syria. Still, Moscow was limited by its economic resources, Mr Colby said. While experts praised the document's targeting of the largest national securi...

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  • McDonnell says the United Kingdom shouldn't pay for access to the Single Market
McDonnell says the United Kingdom shouldn't pay for access to the Single Market

Theresa May and the French President , Emmanuel Macron , have committed to speeding up the process by which refugees in France are able join family in safety here in Britain. Speaking about their phone calls together he added: "Sometimes I manage to convince him". France will not give in to British demands for the financial services sector to be...

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  • Russian Federation to focus on technology agenda at Davos Forum - economy minister
Russian Federation to focus on technology agenda at Davos Forum - economy minister

The Prime Minister had wanted to clear the air with the US President following his aborted visit to the UK. PM Modi will hold an inaugural keynote address and the business community there is looking forward to it. "We are taking Davos. on a day by day basis", White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told journalists, without providing further de...

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  • Tourists warned to 'stay in resorts' after Jamaican security crackdown
Tourists warned to 'stay in resorts' after Jamaican security crackdown

The Foreign Office today urged British nationals to stay inside their hotels and limit travel beyond their respective security perimeters. "A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "[Tourists] should follow local advice including restrictions in selected areas, and exercise particular care if travelling at night.

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