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by | December 19, 2018 | 09:13

North Korea has repeatedly urged the U.S.to scale back sanctions in exchange for the regime taking steps toward denuclearization. While there was no immediate reaction from the White House, the statement underscored Pyongyang's rising frustration over the Trump administration's decision in recent days to ramp up previously sidelined human rights concerns against a backdrop of stalled denuclearization talks.

by | December 19, 2018 | 07:01

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier in the day had tried unsuccessfully to sell Schumer on a plan to use the base Senate Homeland Security spending bill, with $1.6 billion for border fencing, plus another $1 billion for border security measures.

by | December 19, 2018 | 04:16

Following the New Knowledge report , Warner expressed his frustration with USA tech companies and called for stricter regulation of social media. Facebook Inc's Instagram played a much bigger role in Russia's manipulation of USA voters than the company has previously discussed, and will be a key Russian tool in the 2020 elections, according to a report commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee .

by | December 18, 2018 | 02:59

He's taken fire from many Democratic activists who say he shouldn't be undermining someone they say is an effective leader in advancing the party's agenda in Congress. "You do start worrying this time of the year, particularly with members leaving, whether they'll come back for that, particularly when whether you pass it or not there's no reason to believe it'll happen in the United States Senate", he told TPM.

by | December 18, 2018 | 02:28

Speaking to reporters after a lengthy grilling by Republicans on Capitol Hill Monday afternoon, fired FBI Director James Comey dodged a question about whether he leaked classified information in order to launch Robert Mueller's Special Counsel investigation.

by | December 18, 2018 | 02:18

He will be succeeding the post from John F. Kelly. Trump praised Kelly's service and called him a "great patriot" in the tweet . The piece also shed light on how Mulvaney could appeal to Trump as a possible full-time chief of staff regardless of his past criticisms of the future president.

by | December 18, 2018 | 01:12

Calling for a cooling of tensions, Mr Juncker added: "We have to bring down the temperature". "I am concerned that Number 10 is running down the clock". "But, I think we also have to be cautious about the idea that we are going to get large amounts of support from the Labour Party". May had earlier acknowledged that major progress was unlikely at the two-day summit, even as she tried to get tweaks to the withdrawal package that she could use to win over opponents - particularly pro-Brexit ...

by | December 18, 2018 | 01:07

Those include how the countries transparently report both their emissions of greenhouse gases and their efforts to reduce them. It came after last-minute snags forced negotiators in Katowice to go into extra time, prompting a 30-hour delay.

by | December 18, 2018 | 00:57

Sign-ups on the federal health insurance marketplace have been low this season, tumbling 11.7 percent from the same time a year ago, according to the latest figures from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Rep. Chellie Pingree, meanwhile, denounced U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor's ruling on the Affordable Care Act. The Texas judge agreed. The proliferation of such low-priced plans could raise the cost of ACA-compliant plans, Kaiser says, by drawing away younger, healthier ...

by | December 18, 2018 | 00:54

July 2013: CBI files appeal against Sajjan Kumar acquittal. Jagdish Kaur, whose son and husband were among five family members brutally killed, described the verdict as "a little balm applied after a long time to our scars". Following the verdict, Sajjan Kumar, Delhi high court and #1984SikhGenocide were trending on Twitter in India with thousands of people tweeting about the case, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal .

by | December 18, 2018 | 00:41

Kian , whose full name is Bijan Rafiekian , was arrested and made an initial appearance today in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia . The indictment against Mr Rafiekian states that he had served as vice chairman of Flynn's business group, the Flynn Intel Group, where he supervised much of the group's foreign political work for the Turkish interests.

by | December 18, 2018 | 00:29

But the $5 billion down payment Trump wants for the $20 billion wall is adamantly opposed by Democrats and some Republicans , leaving its fate in doubt. It found that 57 percent of Americans believe Trump should broker a compromise to prevent a shutdown, while 36 percent believe he should refuse to compromise.

by | December 18, 2018 | 00:29

May delayed a vote last week on her agreement to leave the European Union because she was set to lose in Parliament and has tried to secure "assurances" from the EU to try to better sell it to skeptical lawmakers. On Sunday, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said that Britain will have to delay its departure from the European Union or rescind its exit notification "for the moment" if the country wants to draft an "entirely new" Brexit proposal.

by | December 18, 2018 | 00:17

For the moment, Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of NY were eager to crow about the latest departure. President Donald Trump will likely name David Bernhardt, the current number-two official at the Department of the Interior, as acting secretary until a full-time replacement can be found.

by | December 18, 2018 | 00:10

Khalilzad, who is visiting regional countries to gather support for Afghan peace talks, is to lead the United States delegation in talks with insurgent representatives. But those talks have been for the sake of talks, say insurgent and Pakistani officials. MoFA spokesman Sibghat Ahmadi said Pakistan's cooperation in the peace process in Afghanistan is crucial.

by | December 18, 2018 | 00:05

The Prime Minister said the Commons would have the chance to debate her Withdrawal Agreement in the week MPs return to Westminster after Christmas on January 7. They should be thinking about the national interest, not party interest, she added. We can't just have continuing uncertainty. May's government and the European Union sealed a divorce deal last month, but May postponed a parliamentary vote meant to ratify the agreement last week when it became clear legislators would ...

by | December 15, 2018 | 21:26

Since Halliburton also stood to benefit from Zinke's lax attitude regarding the use of public land by fossil fuel companies, the deal was investigated as a conflict of interest by Interior's inspector general, Mary Kendall. In late October, that investigation was referred to the U.S. Justice Department for a possible criminal investigation, according to multiple media reports.

by | December 15, 2018 | 20:28

Africa is a pivotal part of President Xi Jinping's "Belt and Road Initiative", with Chinese-backed investments ranging from Ivory Coast power plants to a Rwandan airport and a railway in Kenya. "The predatory practices pursued by China and Russian Federation stunt economic growth in Africa, threaten the financial independence of African nations , inhibit opportunities for US investment, interfere with USA military operations and pose a significant threat to US national security ...

by | December 15, 2018 | 18:05

Australia has formally recognized west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians, Morrison announced Saturday. Both Israel and the Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital. However, the US President Donald Trump decision to shift the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv delighted Israel.

by | December 15, 2018 | 16:00

For security. To protect it from the drugs. "We are off to visit some of our fearless men & women in uniform today & thank them for their service". She thanked them for their service, some of who recently served. "Does it hurt?" Hannity asked aboard the U.S.S George H.W. Bush. It's was a big Wednesday morning at Joint Base Langley-Eustis as the base prepared for First Lady Melania Trump , who spoke to the military members in attendance for her visit.

by | December 15, 2018 | 15:18

Trump repeatedly touted the importance of securing funding for border wall construction and was rebuffed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , who made clear that they would hold Trump responsible if the government shuts down later this month.

by | December 15, 2018 | 15:17

Sirisena triggered the unprecedented political crisis on October 26 when he fired Wickremesinghe and appointed the contentious former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse in his place. He said the 19th amendment to the Constitution had made Sirisena powerless to remove a sitting prime minister. On Wednesday Wickremensinghe won a confidence vote in Parliament.

by | December 15, 2018 | 13:50

The girl's identity was provided to AP by an official with Guatemala's foreign ministry, who identified the father as 29-year-old Nery Caal. "Our agents are nearly always outnumbered in the middle of the night", the CBP official said .

by | December 15, 2018 | 13:11

The controversially appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today has chose to resign from his post following the Supreme Court's refusal to stay an Appeal Court interim injunction against him and his cabinet from functioning as a government.

by | December 15, 2018 | 10:58

That, and other details about the fateful day that Michael Flynn lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his conversations with the Russian ambassador, were revealed in a court filing Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller . The mainstream media just spent the previous year claiming Contreras' sudden removal from this case meant nothing much at all , and the subsequent 12 months of sentencing delays was due to all that awesome cooperation Flynn was supposedly giving to ...

by | December 15, 2018 | 04:58

Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the finances of U.S. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and whether foreigners contributed to its events using straw donors. The newspaper reported that federal prosecutors in NY and from the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller have questioned witnesses over whether anyone from Middle Eastern countries contributed to the committee.

by | December 15, 2018 | 02:38

But despite the hostile response to the vote from the European Research Group's leadership, some of the prime minister's opponents accepted the result. What we have seems more like self-serving autocracy to me. Theresa May will be returning to the United Kingdom later today to face the continued wrath of Tory backbenchers - some 117 of whom opposed her in a vote of confidence on Thursday - after European Union leaders delivered a devastating knock-back to her in Brussels last night.

by | December 14, 2018 | 10:45

Businesses at 1 Derby St. and 33 Central St. were evacuated Thursday afternoon after they each received emailed bomb threats , Hingham Police Sgt. Steven Dearth said. They said that while the email was sent to numerous locations, searches have been conducted and no devices have been found. While these are just another variant of the scam email campaigns that have been going around lately, such as the sextortion email campaigns , due to their threat they need to be taken seriously.

by | December 14, 2018 | 10:27

Jean-Claude Juncker said there would be no renegotiations, only further clarifications. He added that "the best deal we have achieved is the best deal and the only deal possible". The Bank of England, the UK's central bank, has warned that departing without a withdrawal agreement could cause the UK's gross domestic product (GDP) to shrink by up to eight percent.

by | December 14, 2018 | 09:20

There has been speculation about whether May's Brexit plan will be endorsed by parliament and the consequences of its failure for the government. May would have a tough job securing better divorce terms acceptable to the Northern Irish DUP party that has propped up her government for more than a year.

by | December 14, 2018 | 09:19

The European Parliament spokesman, meanwhile, says that the building is on lockdown in Strasbourg. "I heard two or three shots at around 7:55 p.m., then I heard screams". Rather than coordinated attacks, their main concern is attacks by "lone wolves" - self-radicalised individuals acting without links to terror groups such as Islamic State.

by | December 14, 2018 | 08:59

More than 30 MPs, 15 peers and five MEPs have signed a letter urging the Labour leaders to table a vote this week. The Prime Minister's official spokesman said Mrs May would observe the "spirit" of the EU Withdrawal Act, which requires the Prime Minister to make a statement to the Commons "before the end of 21 January" if no agreement in principle has been reached with Brussels.

by | December 14, 2018 | 08:28

Peskov also said that Russian Federation wished to establish a constructive relationship with the U.S. and that he had faith that both states would see eye to eye, according to Efe news. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on December 11 that Pompeo's comments were "undiplomatic" and "completely inappropriate". They discussed "combined operational flights".

by | December 14, 2018 | 08:26

The parent company of magazines including the National Enquirer , Us Weekly and In Touch has admitted to engaging in a journalistically dubious practice known as "catch-and-kill" in order to help Trump become president. According to AMI's statement to prosecutors, Pecker approached Trump in August 2015 with an offer "to help deal with negative stories" about his relationships with women by identifying such stories "so they could be purchased and their publication avoided".

by | December 14, 2018 | 05:40

Kevin McAleenan, commissioner for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is scheduled to testify at a hearing Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Border Patrol agents located the the 2-year-old girl with five other people about 6 p.m. on November 27. Thousands of migrants are living in crowded tent cities in Tijuana after undertaking a grueling journey from Central America to the USA border.