• Somali Minister Resigns Over Arrest of Former Al-Shabab Leader
Somali Minister Resigns Over Arrest of Former Al-Shabab Leader

Al-Shabab uses parts of southern and central Somalia to plot and direct extremist attacks, steal humanitarian aid, extort the local populace to fund its operations, and shelter radicals, said USA military statement. The attacks bring 2018's strike total in Somalia to 45 - eclipsing last year's tally of 35, AFRICOM said. On Saturday, four stri...

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  • What to know about the 2 Canadians detained in China
What to know about the 2 Canadians detained in China

That could make Canada's spot between two economic superpowers even more hard. The U.S. has 60 days from the arrest date to turn over its full extradition case with supporting evidence. Trump should be more careful not to cast doubt on his administration's commitment to the rule of law, said Roland Paris, a University of Ottawa international-affa...

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  • UN force says Israel-Lebanon border tunnels violate truce
UN force says Israel-Lebanon border tunnels violate truce

UNIFIL said it has been investigating the tunnels uncovered in an Israeli operation launched earlier this month. Israel says the tunnels were built by Hezbollah militants to carry out attacks against Israelis. Beirut put its military on high alert on Monday after a border altercation with the Israeli forces. Israel believes that the tunnels wou...

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  • Comey: Trump Administration Has Tried to ‘Burn Down the Entire FBI’
Comey: Trump Administration Has Tried to ‘Burn Down the Entire FBI’

How does that make any sense at all?" "To my shock and horror, they've tried to do just that in the face of silence from people in this building", Comey said, adding later, referring to congressional Republicans: "Their silence is shameful".

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  • USA appreciates Pakistan efforts for peace process in Afghanistan
USA appreciates Pakistan efforts for peace process in Afghanistan

Washington has been urging Islamabad to use its influence to bring the insurgents to the negotiating table. The special representative for Afghan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad , is leading the US team at the talks, a senior Pakistani official privy to the development confirmed to VOA on Sunday.

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  • Israel chides Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as capital
Israel chides Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as capital

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says no one has the right to divide Jerusalem . "Nevertheless, in the eyes of many Arab countries, all these are not something that they can accept", he said. Mr Erekat said: "The policies of this Australian administration have done nothing to advance the two-state solution". "All of Jerusalem remains a final...

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  • 4,400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt
4,400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt

He pointed toward a shaft that he believes contains a sarcophagus of the tomb's owner, in addition to many other objects. Waziri said his team had reached the tomb in November but that it had taken some time to enter as its doors were sealed.

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  • Michael Flynn's business partners charged with illegal lobbying for Turkey
Michael Flynn's business partners charged with illegal lobbying for Turkey

The two worked throughout 2016 to seek ways to have Gulen extradited from the U.S.to Turkey. The release of the indictment comes a day before Flynn is due to be sentenced in federal court in Washington for making false statements to FBI agents.

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  • Trump praises Green Beret charged with rogue killing of Afghan man
Trump praises Green Beret charged with rogue killing of Afghan man

Trump's tweet could also cause problems for the military prosecution of Golsteyn since the commander in chief does not usually weigh in on ongoing cases to avoid undue influence on the process. The Fayetteville Observer reported the Army revoked Golsteyn's Silver Star in February 2015 pending an investigation in which he was placed on "excess lea...

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  • Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Care Act unconstitutional
Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Care Act unconstitutional

The plan would ax ObamaCare's regulations, including the "essential health benefits" mandate , which requires all plans to cover things like substance abuse treatment, pediatric dental care, and a wide range of other expensive services that many consumers may not want or need.

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  • Susan Collins says there’s ‘absolutely no excuse to shut down government’
Susan Collins says there’s ‘absolutely no excuse to shut down government’

When host Margaret Brennan asked if that meant shutting the government down, Miller said it did. Miller says Trump is prepared to do "whatever is necessary" to build a wall along the U.S. Mr Trump will need Democratic votes either way, now or in the new year, for passage. Tweeted Trump: "Anytime you hear a Democrat saying that you can have good B...

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  • Saudi Arabia Rejects US Senate Position on Khashoggi
Saudi Arabia Rejects US Senate Position on Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia has "categorically" rejected a resolution from the US Senate blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , and another to end American military support for a Riyadh-led war in Yemen.

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  • Commons to vote on May's Brexit plan in week of 14 January
Commons to vote on May's Brexit plan in week of 14 January

Mrs May is facing a groundswell of calls to hold a second referendum to decide the fate of Brexit as her withdrawal agreement heads for likely defeat in January's "meaningful vote" in parliament . MPs and ministers reacted furiously to reports yesterday that Mr Barwell had told colleagues a second poll was "the only way forward" in the light of ...

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  • U.S. Interior Secretary Zinke resigning; cites 'vicious' attacks
U.S. Interior Secretary Zinke resigning; cites 'vicious' attacks

Trump's White House has had the highest turnover of senior-level staff of the past five presidents, according to figures compiled by the Brookings Institution think tank. James Comey - The FBI director, who led the Russian Federation probe before Mueller, was sacked by Trump in May. Trump announced on December 8 that Kelly would leave at year-end.

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  • Egypt expresses concerns over Israeli crackdown on Palestinians in West Bank
Egypt expresses concerns over Israeli crackdown on Palestinians in West Bank

Haniya also praised the "resistance" in the occupied West Bank following attacks against Israeli settlers and soldiers in recent days. 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.

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  • Trump's Claim That 'Mexico Is Paying for the Wall!' Leaves Experts Stumped
Trump's Claim That 'Mexico Is Paying for the Wall!' Leaves Experts Stumped

Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's border wall. The Trump power play against the playbook is not sitting well with Democrats, especially since most of the supporters of President Trump favor the wall.

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  • May says further Brexit talks with European Union in coming days
May says further Brexit talks with European Union in coming days

If that doesn't happen, then we are looking at a no deal Brexit . Euroskeptic parties are on the rise across the continent, and sit in power in Italy, while one of Europe's strongest champions, President Emmanuel Macron of France, has crumpled in the face of wide-spread protest.

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  • Dutch suspect kept in custody in killing of US student
Dutch suspect kept in custody in killing of US student

Papenheim, who had lived in the Netherlands for two years, was a psychology student at Erasmus University, a major she made a decision to go into after her brother died by suicide three years ago, her mom told KARE 11. Papenheim, a Minnesotan native, died Wednesday afternoon after she was attacked at her apartment in Rotterdam, according to R...

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  • Anti-Sikh Riots: Delhi HC Sentences Sajjan Kumar to Life Term
Anti-Sikh Riots: Delhi HC Sentences Sajjan Kumar to Life Term

The high court said Kumar's life imprisonment will be for the remainder of his life and asked him to surrender by December 31. The bench comprising Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel delivered the verdict on CBI's plea challenging the acquittal contending that it was Sajjan Kumar who had instigated the mob during the riots.

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  • Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to Leave Administration This Month
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to Leave Administration This Month

The president chose Zinke in December 2016 to serve in the cabinet-level position and said in a followup tweet that the White House would announce a replacement next week. It released a report in April that said that while most of Zinke's flights mainly followed departmental rules, a $12,375 flight he took in June 2017 "could have been avoided"...

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