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World Ballot opens for Tory MPs to cast votes on Theresa May's leadership
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British prime minister Theresa May arrives on December 13, 2018 in Brussels for a European Summit aimed at discussing the Brexit deal , the long-term budget and the single market. May faced a huge rebellion of her own Conservative MPs over the deal, primarily over the backstop clause created to keep open Britain's border with Ireland.

World Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'

The Saudi authorities said he died in a "brawl" in the consulate and denied that the Saudi crown prince had ordered the killing. Saudi Arabia on Monday rebuked the US Senate for its resolutions about the war in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , warning that the "interference" could hurt its strategic ties with Washington.

World Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Leaving Donald Trump Administration
Author: 0 Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Leaving Donald Trump Administration

Trump, who once said he wanted his aide to stay with him until the presidential election year of 2020, had made it clear of late that the relationship had chilled. Obama and Bill Clinton, the largest shrinkage of public land protection in history". Zinke got a warmer send-off from Republican Sen. " Ryan Zinke was one of the most toxic members of the cabinet in the way he treated our environment, our precious public lands, and the way he treated the [government] like it was his personal ...

World Indian politician gets life over 1984 anti-Sikh riots
Author: 0 Indian politician gets life over 1984 anti-Sikh riots

The conviction of senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on Monday in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots has evoked strong reactions from across the political spectrum. No political benefit should be derived from this", senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, "It has been a very long and painful wait for innocent victims who were murdered by those in power".

World Hamas chief praises West Bank 'resistance' after deadly attacks
Author: 0 Hamas chief praises West Bank 'resistance' after deadly attacks

In another attack on Thursday, two soldiers were shot dead at a central West Bank bus station near a settlement. He told the crowd the pace of attacks would continue until US President Donald Trump 's policy in the region is brought a halt, singling out the decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

World Trump and Democrats dig in as fears of partial shutdown intensify
Author: 0 Trump and Democrats dig in as fears of partial shutdown intensify

They also envision investigations of Trump, his 2016 presidential campaign and his administration. "This is a negotiation and the President has leverage". Ed Case, who is returning to Congress next month, is supporting Rep. Nancy Pelosi's bid to be speaker of the U.S. House. Pelosi has dismissed suggestions that she weakened her leadership with the deal.

World American student, Studying in the Netherlands stabbed to death
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Odegard described Papenheim's roommate , who has not been named, and who is as yet only accused of any crime, as mentally unstable. He was arraigned in a closed-door hearing before an investigating judge later on Friday, who ordered him detained for two more weeks while the investigation continued.

World More than 40 people injured in Japan restaurant explosion
Author: 0 More than 40 people injured in Japan restaurant explosion

Several children were reportedly among those hurt in the explosion, which hit in the city's Toyohira district. Meanwhile, Laurel expressed the Embassy's sympathies to those who were affected by the explosion through a letter to Hokkaido Gov.

World Theresa May expected to make strongest case against another Brexit referendum
Author: 0 Theresa May expected to make strongest case against another Brexit referendum

At the same time, May's Chief of Staff Gavin Barwell has said that holding a second referendum was "the only way forward". It comes after May hit out at him for backing the idea of a second referendum. He said the party would be using "parliamentary tactics" to try to bring the MPs' "meaningful vote" on the deal - which was delayed by the government last week in expectation of a heavy defeat - forward to this week.

World European Union united on need for border backstop, Leo Varadkar says
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May was gripping her handbag during her exchange with Juncker, suggesting that it was pre-planned stunt created to reassert her authority after another humiliating set back on Thursday. "The EU is clear, as I am, that if we are going to leave with a deal, this is it", she said. Mr Tusk said the leaders had expressed a "firm determination" to work "speedily" to ensure there is an agreement on the future relationship in place by the time the transition period ends in December 2020, so the ...

World North Korea warns U.S. sanctions could derail plans to denuclearise
Author: 0 North Korea warns U.S. sanctions could derail plans to denuclearise

The statement, attributed to the policy research director of the North Korean foreign ministry's Institute for American Studies, added that US officials, including those at the state department, were "bent on bringing DPRK-US relations back to the status of previous year which was marked by exchanges of fire" - a reference to North Korean ballistic missile launches and a nuclear test, as well as angry verbal exchanges between the countries' leaders.

World Cohen insists he was directed by Trump to break the law
Author: 0 Cohen insists he was directed by Trump to break the law

Cohen had also pleaded guilty to tax and bank fraud charges and had admitted lying to Congress about a Trump property deal in Russian Federation. When reminded that Trump had also repeated those claims in an interview on Fox News , Cohen called the remarks "inaccurate".

World Trump announces Mick Mulvaney as new acting White House chief of staff
Author: 0 Trump announces Mick Mulvaney as new acting White House chief of staff

Mulvaney's "not going to squash" Trump's instincts, said Paul, who welcomed the congressman as an early supporter of his own libertarian-leaning presidential bid in 2015. Trump has sought to dispel the notion that Ayers spurned him, insisting he's been approached by a dozen potential candidates who wanted the job. He often appears on Sunday television talk shows to defend Trump's policies.

World Melania Trump Causes Uproar With New Blonde Hairdo
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When asked if it "hurts", Mrs Trump responded in the negative, saying the issue here boils down to those people "writing history", and it is not correct, she added, apparently referencing U.S. "I don't agree with his tone sometimes and I tell him that". Watch above, via Fox News . "The problem is they're writing history and it's not correct".

World SDF Continues to Advance Into Hajin, Last Daesh Stronghold in Syria - Coalition
Author: 0 SDF Continues to Advance Into Hajin, Last Daesh Stronghold in Syria - Coalition

It said some IS fighters withdrew to the villages and that fighting is still going in the fields outside Hajin as SDF fighters chase the extremists. "After a week of heavy fighting and air strikes, the SDF were able to kick IS out of Hajin", Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the of theU UK-based Syrian Observatory organization said.

World Thousands of 'yellow vests' hit French streets in fifth Saturday of protests
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Police have also admitted that they visited Chekhatt's apartment just hours before the attack took place, on an apparently unrelated issue. Outside Paris, groups of "yellow vests" continued to occupy roundabouts to slow down traffic, and there were jams on the A6, A7, A61 and A64 motorways in southern France .

World Indian Parliament's Lower House Adjourns Over Rafale Deal Verdict Uproar
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He also trained his guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he can not escape action and only two names of Modi and businessman Anil Ambani will come out whenever a JPC probe is conducted into the deal. Both government and Anil Ambani's Reliance Group have categorically rejected Gandhi's allegations of any wrongdoing. V K Sharma, Head PCG & Capital Markets Strategy, HDFC Securities said, "The SC dismissing the Rafale PIL is landmark judgment".

World France hunts gunman of Christmas market
Author: 0 France hunts gunman of Christmas market

Mr Castaner said: "Three hundred and fifty police and gendarmes are now on the ground to apprehend the suspect, supported by two helicopters, the RAID ( French anti-terror police), the BRI (anti-gang brigade) and the Sentinel force". The official could not be identified because he was not authorised to disclose details on the investigation. At around 7:50 pm (1850 GMT) Tuesday, a man opened fire several times in the center of Strasbourg , near Place Kleber and the Grand' Rue, one of the ...

World Australia formally recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Author: 0 Australia formally recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Top Palestinian official Saeb Erekat responded Saturday to Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling the move "irresponsible". Morrison warned against what he called "ritualistic denunciations of Israel", stating "those who see foreign relations through a narrow transactional lens sell Australia short".

World Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration
Author: 0 Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration

Zinke played a leading part in Trump's efforts to roll back environmental regulations and promote domestic energy development. Zinke's tenure has been marked by scandals and ethics investigations into alleged self-dealing and possible criminal violations.

Author: 0 Melania Trump makes Christmas visit to children’s hospital

Keep Melania Trump's name out of your opportunistic mouths, comedians, journalists, performers, and authors! "The problem is they're writing history and it's not correct", she said. "So I travel the country, meet with people, meet with parents". She noted that both her role in the fashion business and now her job as first lady require a "thick skin".

World Wickremesinghe hopes Sirisena would honour SC's verdict
Author: 0 Wickremesinghe hopes Sirisena would honour SC's verdict

The Supreme Court verdict means parliamentary elections will be held as scheduled after February 2020, after it has completed its full four and a half years. It's a story full of irony, and one that's created not a little fear for many, including the country's Tamil population, still recovering after a brutal end to a long war with Sri Lanka's government which saw all sides commit bad atrocities.

World Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister
Author: 0 Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister

Rajapaksa is expected to deliver an address to the nation later Saturday in which he is expected to explain his resignation. "The SLPP with Frm President, SLFP & others will now work to form a broader political coalition with President Sirisena", Namal Rajapaksa tweeted.

Author: 0 Brexit bother: animated May remonstrates with EU's Juncker

Speaking on Friday morning, president of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker called May's requests "nebulous and imprecise". Cabinet ally Michael Gove has said today he still thinks her deal - thought to be down for a Commons vote on January 14 - will pass.

World Migrant girl, 7, dies after arrest crossing border into US
Author: 0 Migrant girl, 7, dies after arrest crossing border into US

The Post reported that about eight and a half hours after being taken into custody, early on the morning of December 7, the girl began having seizures. "We gave immediate care", Nielsen said. "As fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, we empathise with the loss of any child". Cynthia Pompa, an advocacy manager for the ACLU Border Rights Center, said the girl's death shed a light on "inhumane conditions" at CBP facilities.

World Brexit Reversal More Likely After May’s Confidence Vote: Goldman
Author: 0 Brexit Reversal More Likely After May’s Confidence Vote: Goldman

May heads to Brussels on Thursday for a pre-planned European Union summit, where she will press fellow leaders to give her something to help sell the Brexit deal to sceptical MPs. British Prime Minister Theresa May is a politician who holds on to power through defeats. "Indeed it is the only deal that is capable of getting through my parliament".