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World Trump to make case for border wall in prime-time address
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Mr Trump was "willing to take the concrete wall off the table", Mr Mulvaney told NBC. "I don't call it a shutdown, I call it doing what you have to do for the benefit and safety of our country". The shutdown has also been a factor in stock market volatility. On Sunday, Trump pledged not to bend in his demand money for the wall but said the barrier could be made of steel instead of concrete as a potential compromise with Democrats who refuse to fund it.

World El-Sissi Says Egypt, Israel Cooperate Against Militants
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Asked if this cooperation with Israel was the closest ever between two enemies that once were at war, he responds, "That is correct..." According to CBS , the Egyptian Ambassador to the US demanded the recording of the interview for the program " 60 Minutes " not to broadcast the Interview.

World Government shutdown will cause lasting damage to national parks
Author: 0 Government shutdown will cause lasting damage to national parks

Tom Udall (D-N.M.) appealed to President Trump to end the shutdown and "let park staff get back to work and get public lands out of harm's way". At Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California , volunteers have hauled away garbage, cleaned restrooms and restocked them with toilet paper, said John Lauretig, executive director of Friends of Joshua Tree.

World UAE-Pakistan talks on oil refinery at end stage
Author: 0 UAE-Pakistan talks on oil refinery at end stage

While speaking to the media, the minister said such an investment would further boost the cordial ties between Pakistan and the UAE. Commitment from UAE to give $3 billion assistances for Pakistan bodes well and it showed that following the change in the government foreign countries have lot of faith on Prime Minister Imran Khan's vision to put economy on track and reduce poverty.

World Al-Qaida militant behind USS Cole attack killed in airstrike, Trump confirms
Author: 0 Al-Qaida militant behind USS Cole attack killed in airstrike, Trump confirms

The port side of the guided missile destroyer USS Cole was damaged after a suspected terrorist bomb exploded during a refueling operation in the port of Aden in Yemen , Oct. The U.S. government sought al-Badawi for his alleged part in the terrorist attack launched almost 20 years ago against the USS Cole . The U.S. Rewards for Justice program offered a $5 million reward for information that could lead to his arrest.

World Malaysia's king abdicates in unexpected and rare move
Author: 0 Malaysia's king abdicates in unexpected and rare move

The abdication of Sultan Muhammad V as Malaysia's head of state is the first in the history of the country. The palace statement said the king, who took the throne in December 2016, was grateful for the opportunity given to him by the Council of Rulers and thanked the prime minister and government for their cooperation during his rule.

World Pakistani premier Imran Khan leaves for 2-day visit to Turkey
Author: 0 Pakistani premier Imran Khan leaves for 2-day visit to Turkey

They take care of the enemy. We will be doing that in the not too distant future. To a question on the US' decision to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, he said the U.S. "Stability can come when India and Pakistan sit together for talks", he added. Pakistan is already helping dialogue between the Taliban and Americans.

World Trump on ending shutdown: 'We have to build the wall'
Author: 0 Trump on ending shutdown: 'We have to build the wall'

Trump had campaigned on the promise that Mexico would pay for the wall. The president had indicated before nine Cabinet agencies and other federal offices ran out of funding that he would sign a bipartisan stopgap measure passed the Senate that would have kept those entities open through February 8 to allow time for border wall talks; but he came out against that bill when conservative opinion-shapers warned him he needed to make a border wall stand since it was a top campaign promise.

World Federal agencies directed to hold off raises for top officials during shutdown
Author: 0 Federal agencies directed to hold off raises for top officials during shutdown

Legislators allowed the freeze to lapse when they failed to pass the bills funding several government agencies, and the cap is set to expire this Saturday. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later said the administration was "exploring options to prevent this from being implemented while some federal workers are furloughed" and described the situation as "another unnecessary byproduct of the shutdown".

World Orthodox patriarch signs decree on independent Ukraine church
Author: 0 Orthodox patriarch signs decree on independent Ukraine church

The document was handed over by Patriarch Bartholomew during an Epiphany service at St George's Cathedral in Istanbul, an AFP correspondent said, completing the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople's recognition of the newly-independent Ukrainian church.

World Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport says fears death if repatriated
Author: 0 Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport says fears death if repatriated

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun said she fled Kuwait while her family was visiting the Gulf country and had planned to travel on from Thailand to Australia to seek asylum. "Thai authorities should immediately halt any deportation, and either allow her to continue her travel to Australia or permit her to remain in Thailand to seek protection as a refugee".

World Brazil military uneasy with Bolsonaro's openness to U.S. base
Author: 0 Brazil military uneasy with Bolsonaro's openness to U.S. base

The primary country objecting to it is Iran, he said , and not Arab nations. Asked by the SBT TV network in an interview taped on Thursday if that meant he would allow US military presence in Brazil , Bolsonaro responded that he would certainly be willing to negotiate that possibility.

World Congo Catholic church warns of election uprising
Author: 0 Congo Catholic church warns of election uprising

He later declared himself president, which resulted in a political standoff for nearly a year. "It is not possible to publish the results on Sunday". Electoral authorities have indicated a delay might be needed. CENCO is widely seen as one of Congo's most powerful strongholds, and now represents near 80 million residents in the country.

World Saudi women to get divorce notification by text message
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Currently, some men register divorce deeds at the courts without even telling their wives, al-Ghamdi said by phone from Jeddah. At present, it is a casual practise in the Kingdom that Saudi men file for divorce without bringing it into the knowledge of their wives.

World Why scores of TSA workers are calling in sick during government shutdown
Author: 0 Why scores of TSA workers are calling in sick during government shutdown

The American Federation of Government Employees is suing to force the federal government to pay them during the shutdown . Yesterday, TSA screened over 2.2 million passengers. "That number will get worse as this drags on". "While call outs have increased nationwide, right around this time of year, right around Christmas that's not unusual", Bilello said.

World Two British special forces soldiers are seriously injured after ISIS missile attack
Author: 0 Two British special forces soldiers are seriously injured after ISIS missile attack

In December, Donald Trump announced that he was withdrawing USA troops from Syria, where he claimed IS had been defeated. 'We don't want the Assad's regime to consider our steps as a weakening of our disagreement with the use of weapons of mass destruction, while we are thinking about how the withdrawal will proceed and under what circumstances, ' Bolton claimed during his fly to Tel Aviv, Interfax reports.

World China's economic woes put US in strong position in trade talks
Author: 0 China's economic woes put US in strong position in trade talks

China's Commerce Ministry said Friday that U.S. deputy trade representative JeffreyGerrish would hold negotiations with Chinese officials on January 7-8 in Beijing . White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman Kevin Hassett said in an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow on Thursday that "a heck of a lot" of USA companies will have the same problem unless a deal is struck to lift tariffs imposed by both sides past year.

World Elizabeth Warrens trip to Iowa tests themes for a likely 2020 run
Author: 0 Elizabeth Warrens trip to Iowa tests themes for a likely 2020 run

Last week, Warren announced she was launching an exploratory committee, the first step in seeking a party's nomination for president. "America's middle class is under attack". And on that front, there were mixed views on Warren's approach so far. "Why did you undergo the DNA testing and give Donald Trump more fodder to be a bully?" the unnamed audience member asked.

World USA troops stay in southern Syria for indefinite period,
Author: 0 USA troops stay in southern Syria for indefinite period,

Officials with Operation Inherent Resolve, the US -led coalition against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria, were aware of the SDF release, but couldn't confirm the account and were investigating, Stars and Stripes reported. In a statement, Ibrahim Kalin said: "The issue is PKK/PYD/YPG are making efforts to establish an order by oppressing Kurds, who don't obey them, and their terrorist activities against our country".

World Man charged with murder in Houston girl's death
Author: 0 Man charged with murder in Houston girl's death

However, the suspect is reportedly African American and the sheriff's office said that the shooting appears to be a case of mistaken identity. On Dec. "I have no tint on my windows or anything so you can see there is a mother - a black mother - with daughters, attractive children", Washington told CNN while police were searching for a suspect.

World Trump says little progress as govt shutdown in third week
Author: 0 Trump says little progress as govt shutdown in third week

He also signalled a possibility of using emergency powers to build the wall without congressional approval and necessary funds. He said TSA employees should keep showing up for work while negotiations proceed in Washington. The new Democrat-led House passed legislation last week that would provide full-year money for eight of nine federal departments that have faced a funding lapse of more than two weeks, and extend current-year funding for the Department of Homeland Security through ...

World Federal Agencies Told to Hold Off Pay Raises as Government Shutdown Continues
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Vice President Pence is in line for a raise of nearly $13,000 - leaping from $230,700 to $243,500. The guidance issued Friday night by Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, stated that the 2018 pay freeze for certain political officials would be "generally applicable in applying the pay freeze in 2019".

World Mueller probe grand jury extended for six months
Author: 0 Mueller probe grand jury extended for six months

This grand jury, based in Washington, DC, and apparently dedicated to Mueller's probe, began meeting in July 2017. The length of the extension is unclear, but reports have circulated that Mueller is close to ending his investigation, which focuses on possible collusion between the Russian government and Trump campaign, as well as possible obstruction of justice on the part of President Donald Trump .

World Data on hundreds of German politicians stolen and posted online
Author: 0 Data on hundreds of German politicians stolen and posted online

Leaked information seen by Breitbart London revealed mostly personal email addresses and phone numbers of politicians, although the leak was much more detailed in several cases that included scans of drivers licenses and ID cards. Over the past week, someone using the Twitter handle "_0rbit" and claiming to be a "security researcher" and "artist" published archive files appearing to containing personal data belonging to an array of German politicians.

World Iran's planned space launches violate UN resolution: Pompeo
Author: 0 Iran's planned space launches violate UN resolution: Pompeo

Pompeo said the SLVs incorporate technology that is " virtually identical " to that used in intercontinental ballistic missiles, claiming that such rocket launches would violate UN Security Council Resolution 2231. Pompeo added that Iran has launched ballistic missiles since the aforementioned Security Council resolution, most recently last December . U.S. President Donald Trump decided in May to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal .

World U.S. says airstrike targeted militant tied to USS Cole bombing
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Meanwhile, a US military strike in al-Dayman, Yemen, on Friday targeted operatives for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), according to an official. The ship was refueling at the port of Aden in Yemen when suicide bombers attacked in a small boat filled with explosives. Al-Badawi is wanted by the US government for his alleged part in the terrorist attack launched almost 20 years ago against the USS Cole .

World Florida 'fireball' highway crash claims six lives after diesel spill
Author: 0 Florida 'fireball' highway crash claims six lives after diesel spill

Flames engulf vehicles after a fiery crash along Interstate 75 about a mile south of Alachua, near Gainesville. The crash involved two tractor trailers, a passenger van and a midsize sedan traveling southbound on Interstate 75 Thursday afternoon and in addition to the seven deaths, eight patients were "transported from the scene, multiple patients with critical injuries", Alachua County Fire Rescue said, according to ABC News .

World Escape room fire kills five teenagers in Poland
Author: 0 Escape room fire kills five teenagers in Poland

She said a 25-year-old man had been hospitalized with burns and could not be immediately questioned by investigators probing the cause of the fire. Five people were confirmed dead and a government official said all of them were 15-year-old girls who went to the venue to celebrate one of their birthdays.

World India responds to Trump's 'Afghan library' dig at PM Modi
Author: 0 India responds to Trump's 'Afghan library' dig at PM Modi

Trump last month moved to pull all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria and cut by half the 14,000-strong force in Afghanistan, calling for less spending overseas. Trump was talking to the press following his first cabinet meeting of 2019 at the White House in Washington . What about other neighbourhood countries like Pakistan? India has been a major player in the reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and has committed approximately US$3 billion to the cause since the September 11, 2001 ...