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Global Flynn heads to sentencing, with 'Good luck' wish from President Trump
Author: 0 Flynn heads to sentencing, with 'Good luck' wish from President Trump

Almost a half-dozen former aides and advisers - including Flynn - have pleaded guilty or agreed to co-operate with prosecutors. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn said on Tuesday he knew lying to the FBI was a crime as he stood by his guilty plea in a case stemming from the investigation into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation.

Global USA government enters partial shutdown in row over Mexican wall
Author: 0 USA government enters partial shutdown in row over Mexican wall

Trump called GOP senators to the White House Friday morning, but Republicans said afterward that the session did not produce a strategy. But conservatives in the House would likely balk at that figure. "House Republicans were great yesterday!" Before the House and Senate adjourned on Friday, negotiators were discussing $1.6 billion for a range of border security measures - not specifically for a wall - and retaining financial assistance for areas hit by natural disasters that was ...

Global Corbyn denies calling May 'stupid woman'
Author: 0 Corbyn denies calling May 'stupid woman'

Mr Corbyn said he had been reacting to the behaviour of Tory MPs who were mocking him in a pantomime style. Corbyn's remark was captured by television cameras during the question-and-answer session in parliament that British leaders have to endure every Wednesday.

Global Most Americans Think Trump Has Been Dishonest in Russia Probe
Author: 0 Most Americans Think Trump Has Been Dishonest in Russia Probe

Trump, Giuliani said, would not submit to an interview by Mueller's team. Former FBI Director James Comey and Lanny Davis, an adviser to Michael Cohen , each slammed President Donald Trump on Sunday for what they said was Trump "lying" about FBI raids of the home, office and hotel room of the President's former lawyer and fixer earlier this year .

Global Huawei calls on U.S., others to show proof of security risk
Author: 0 Huawei calls on U.S., others to show proof of security risk

The company said on Tuesday that it expects revenue to exceed $100 billion in 2018, up 8.7 percent from a year ago. This has added to the woes of the Chinese firm, which has already been virtually locked out of the U.S. The telecommunications equipment provider has been facing market challenges as Australia and New Zealand joined the USA and the U.K.in banning Huawei's 5G technology.

Global Defence against nuclear war is falling apart, says Putin
Author: 0 Defence against nuclear war is falling apart, says Putin

Mr Putin said it was hard to predict what the consequences would be of a U.S. withdrawal from the landmark Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, signed in 1987. - The Russian president has cast Russia's sluggish economy in a positive light, while calling for improvements. Putin called on the Russian government to "take charge" in controlling the music during a meeting of the presidential Council for Culture and Art in St.

Global Japan to Create Space, Cyberdefense Units, Boost AI Use - Defense Plan
Author: 0 Japan to Create Space, Cyberdefense Units, Boost AI Use - Defense Plan

Russian Federation said on Monday it had built new barracks for troops on a disputed chain of islands near Japan and would build more facilities for armoured vehicles, prompting a diplomatic protest from Tokyo . It will also acquire two U.S. land-based Aegis missile defence systems, as well as other American missile interceptors. An article in the state-run Global Times newspaper said the refit of the Izumo-class ships, and the purchase of the F-35Bs, "essentially changes the warships' ...

Global North Korea warns USA sanctions may 'block path to denuclearisation'
Author: 0 North Korea warns USA sanctions may 'block path to denuclearisation'

North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un . The North's official Korean Central News Agency instead ran stories about memorials to Kim Jong Il in Libya, Russia and Serbia. "The United States has consistently condemned the North Korean regime for its flagrant and egregious abuses of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and this Administration will continue to take action against ...

Global Nigel Farage Reacts To Jeremy Corbyn's Motion Of No Confidence In PM
Author: 0 Nigel Farage Reacts To Jeremy Corbyn's Motion Of No Confidence In PM

Mr Corbyn told Mrs May: "A responsible prime minister would, for the good of this country, put this deal before the House this week so we could move on from this Government's disastrous negotiation". His motion of no confidence will called not against the government, but the Prime Minister herself. But Labour said it was clearly a confidence motion and should be allocated time for debate by the Government.

Global Michael Cohen Says Trump Knew Hush Money Payments Were Wrong
Author: 0 Michael Cohen Says Trump Knew Hush Money Payments Were Wrong

He then questioned why the servers of the DNC or "crooked" Hilary Clinton were not subject to being broken into. Trump and Giuliani have repeatedly tried to paint Cohen as untrustworthy, with the former New York City mayor calling him a "pathological liar".

Global Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa to resign as fears of government shutdown grow
Author: 0 Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa to resign as fears of government shutdown grow

Wickremesinghe refused to accept the sacking and challenged it in a court and in the Parliament. Announcing Rajapaksa's decision, his son and Member of Parliament Namal Rajapaksa said former president Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign from the premiership on Saturday after an address to the nation.

Global Ranil wins vote of confidence in Parliament
Author: 0 Ranil wins vote of confidence in Parliament

It was not immediately clear if Wednesday's resolution would be accepted by Mr Sirisena, who has vowed he will not give the job back to Mr Wickremesinghe. The country's currency - the Sri Lankan rupee - fell to a record low of 177.20 to the dollar in November, and foreign investors have pulled out more than 30bn rupees ($169.5m) since the crisis began, according to Reuters news agency.

Global Bomb threats across United States appear to be hoax, authorities say
Author: 0 Bomb threats across United States appear to be hoax, authorities say

Calgary police responded to 15 locations that had received bomb threats on Thursday before determining there was no risk to the public. State police have received reports of threats from four entities at UVM; Garvey Auto in Rutland; the Tarrant Foundation in Winooski; the Ski and Ride School at Sugarbush and West Hill Inn, both in Warren; Century Arms in Fairfax; the South Burlington Police Department; the Groton Town Hall; and individuals in Middlebury and Montpelier.

Global Irish border backstop can not be renegotiated, Leo Varadkar warns
Author: 0 Irish border backstop can not be renegotiated, Leo Varadkar warns

Mr Juncker insisted that while there was "no room whatsoever for renegotiation" of the Withdrawal Agreement, there was scope for "further clarifications and further interpretations". A summit of European Union leaders is still due to take place this Thursday. What is the Irish government's view? However, Mrs May appears to accept that the Withdrawal Agreement can not be reopened, although many in her party demand she does no less than that.

Global Mike Pompeo confirms China was behind massive Marriott hack
Author: 0 Mike Pompeo confirms China was behind massive Marriott hack

Business has not independently confirmed the report. The hackers are said to have acted on behalf of China's Ministry of State Security, Beijing's civilian spy agency, the New York Times reported , citing two sources familiar with the investigation.

Global Palestinian Terrorists Kill 2 More Israelis in Samaria; Hamas Celebrates
Author: 0 Palestinian Terrorists Kill 2 More Israelis in Samaria; Hamas Celebrates

The spike in deadly violence comes with tensions already running high over the Ofra settlement shooting and the killing of two more Palestinians by Israeli troops. The two were employees of the recycling company where Naalwa worked. Two Israeli police officers were stabbed in Jerusalem and neutralised the attacker with return fire, the law enforcement agency's press service said.

Global Tony Evers Not Optimistic Scott Walker Will Veto Bills
Author: 0 Tony Evers Not Optimistic Scott Walker Will Veto Bills

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said last week that he now has support for the legislation from more than half of the Republicans in the chamber. In each case, it's a power grab by Republicans who either lost the election to Democrats and are changing the rules before the transition, or they are upset with citizen initiatives that place limits on Republicans in power.

Global Trump says chief of staff John Kelly leaving at year's end
Author: 0 Trump says chief of staff John Kelly leaving at year's end

Rex Tillerson , John Kelly , Jeff Sessions , Michael Flynn , H.R. McMaster, Scott Pruitt , Tom Price , Nikki Haley , (middle row L-R) Anthony Scaramucci , Reince Priebus , Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer , Gary Cohn , Hope Hicks , Rob Porter , Omarosa Manigault, (bottom row L-R) David Shulkin , Rick Dearborn, Joe Hagin, Tom Bossert, Sebastian Gorka, Dina Powell, Marc Short, Don McGahn .

Global North Carolina governor urges residents to get prepare for storm
Author: 0 North Carolina governor urges residents to get prepare for storm

The monster storm was already dumping buckets of rain in southern California Thursday and is expected to intensify as it begins its 2,500-mile crawl across the southern U.S., meteorologists said. Forecasters said the western half of the Triangle - including Orange and Durham counties - could see 4 to 8 inches of snow and ice. North Carolina's largest electric utility, Duke Energy, has said more there could more than 500,000 power outages.

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