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South Africa summons USA embassy official over Trump 'shithole' remark

Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations in such vulgar terms, tweeting: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". CHUCK TODD: I guess, though, are you more disturbed though by the comment? Asked about Trump's comments, Durbin said, "Politics ain't beanbag". Condemning the comments "in the strongest terms", the AU demanded "a retrac... [Full Article...]

House votes to stay in town as shutdown looms

For months, the Republican-controlled Congress has been struggling to reach an agreement to fund the government, which is operating on its third temporary funding extension since the 2018 fiscal year began on October 1. Leaders said Thursday they would have the votes to block the House-passed measure that would have funded the government for another four weeks. Trump had plans to attend a fund... [Full Article...]

John Worboys: Government will not seek review of black cab rapist's release

John Worboys: Government will not seek review of black cab rapist's release Bob Neill, chairman of the Commons justice committee, said the case should lead to an overhaul of rules which ban the Parole board from explaining its decisions. Gauke stressed that Worboys will not be released until his licence conditions have been finalised. They bring this case in the wider public interest. [Full Article...]

USA resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end to program

USA resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end to program It was at a bipartisan Oval Office meeting on DACA Thursday that Trump questioned accepting immigrants from " sh*thole countries". Democrats have always been pushing to secure a deal for the Obama-era program DACA . Becerra also weighed in on a controversy over Trump's alleged vulgar language. "I can not believe that, in the history of the White House in that Oval Office, any preside... [Full Article...]

Kodak Black Arrested On Multiple Charges In Florida

Kodak Black Arrested On Multiple Charges In Florida We have learned that he is now detained in Broward County. The Miami rapper was arrested Thursday, facing charges that involved allegedly stealing a firearm, possessing marijuana, child neglect, and violating probation, according to the local ABC News affiliate . [Full Article...]

Fact Check: Trump's Claim That a Shutdown Would Hurt the Military

Fact Check: Trump's Claim That a Shutdown Would Hurt the Military The House on Thursday night passed a four-week government funding bill that would also extend the Children's Health Insurance Program by six years and further delay taxes under the Obama-era 2010 health law. Trump was also seemingly at odds with his own chief of staff, John Kelly, over the president's continued support for building a physical barrier along the U.S. [Full Article...]

McConnell: Lawmakers shouldn't push for DACA deal this week

McConnell: Lawmakers shouldn't push for DACA deal this week Frustrations over the immigration deadlock boiled over in NY, where three people were arrested outside Schumer's office, and in Washington , where police said 82 people were arrested in a Senate office building during a protest urging protection of immigrants . [Full Article...]

Pakistan summons Indian deputy high commissioner to protest alleged ceasefire violations

Pakistan summons Indian deputy high commissioner to protest alleged ceasefire violations Sialkot/Islamabad - Two women were killed in Indian cross-border firing on Sialkot Working Boundary Thursday, prompting Pakistan to summon Indian envoy to register its protest against civilian deaths. In today's meeting, Foreign Office's South Asia Director General Dr Faisal handed over a protest letter to the Indian deputy high commissioner. However, in the exchange of fire, Lance Naik Sam Abr... [Full Article...]

Who should take the blame for a government shutdown?

CNN's Jim Acosta reported Thursday that White House staffers were mulling the idea that Trump could use Twitter later to signal that the federal government will not close down. "We can't keep kicking the can down the road", said Schumer, insisting on more urgency in talks on immigration. "It's complete disarray on the Republican side", referring to conflicting immigration demands floated ov... [Full Article...]

Australia thrash PNG by 311 runs, India hammer Zimbabwe by 10 wickets

Australia thrash PNG by 311 runs, India hammer Zimbabwe by 10 wickets The Australians combined superbly to dismiss Zimbabwe for 134 before racing to 85 /1 in 10 overs by the interval and finally reaching their target in less than 19 overs. India regular skipper Prithvi Shaw did not open Friday, letting the other batsmen spend more time in the middle before the quarterfinals. Liam Roche (C), Robert Chimhinya, Jonathan Connolly, Alistair Frost, Taun Harrison, Wesley... [Full Article...]

Bannon Given More Time to Sort Out with White House

Bannon Given More Time to Sort Out with White House Hicks is a close aide to the president. An interview with prosecutors would allow Bannon to have an attorney present during his appearance, as lawyers are not permitted in grand jury rooms. Bannon's "executive privilege" argument kept matters under wraps on Tuesday, but Dhillon himself has previously concluded that current and former White House officials would not have legal standing to employ th... [Full Article...]

More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity — IOC

More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity — IOC North Korea's involvement, marching under the same flag with the South Korean team, is seen by some as a sign of easing tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program. The demands came to light since last week's talks between North and South Korea - the first sit-down between the two countries in more than two years. [Full Article...]

Democrats, GOP Mull Possible Election Wave In Age Of Trump

Democrats, GOP Mull Possible Election Wave In Age Of Trump The taxes, also unpopular with many Democrats, are part of former President Barack Obama's marquee health law. He added that in return for protecting the young immigrants, "what they want in return is continuously a moving target and it continuously expands". [Full Article...]

Pope marries flight attendants in mid-air wedding

Pope marries flight attendants in mid-air wedding The pope's plane landed on Thursday at 4:30 pm (2130 GMT) in Peru's capital Lima, where he was greeted by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his American wife Nancy Lange, according to AFP reporters. "We hope you had a good flight", the bride said. The pope's shocking comments were referring to Bishop Juan Barros, who victims and advocates have condemned for covering up sex crimes committed by ... [Full Article...]

Kerala mother kills 14-year-old son in Kollam

Kerala mother kills 14-year-old son in Kollam During initial investigation, police suspected that the woman had hacked her son before burning his body as his limbs seemed to have been chopped off. She had claimed that property dispute is behind the murder but cops don't trust her statement. "She told us she was upset at his parents denying their due share in properties. [Full Article...]

UNRWA to receive an additional $1 million?

UNRWA to receive an additional $1 million? Earlier this week, the State Department announced that it was withholding Dollars 65 million out of a Dollars 125 million aid package earmarked for the UNRWA. "An additional letter and contribution package confirming this contribution will be sent by or before early January 2018". "With the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to t... [Full Article...]

Trump health check: would you pass the Montreal cognitive test?

Trump health check: would you pass the Montreal cognitive test? At 6-foot-1-inch and 270 pounds, Kanfer is a big guy, just like Trump . The skepticism gave way to a new movement called the " girther movement". Donald Trump has insisted that he achieves regular exercise by playing golf, after his personal physician suggested that he needed to break a sweat more often. [Full Article...]

Cape Town faces day of reckoning on drought and corruption

Cape Town faces day of reckoning on drought and corruption The Cape Town city council has chose to suspend its transport commissioner Melissa Whitehead who's been implicated in tender irregularities that could also cost Mayor Patricia de Lille her job. To ensure they meet these usage restrictions, the city recommends residents take two-minute showers, only flush their toilets when absolutely necessary, recycle bathing water if possible, and refrain ... [Full Article...]

Deadly storm Friederike wreaks havoc across western Europe

Deadly storm Friederike wreaks havoc across western Europe Dutch police spokesperson Jose Albers told national broadcaster NOS that authorities were also investigating the death of a 66-year-old man, who fell through a Plexiglas roof, to find out whether it was the storm to blame. The Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium got the brunt of the unusual storm system, known in Germany as "Friederike". Deutsche Bahn spokesman Achim Stauss told n-tv tele... [Full Article...]

Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos Meanwhile, all long-distance trains in Germany have been cancelled. A truck driver in Brandenburg died in a collision on an expressway caused by strong winds, and a member of the fire department died in a storm in Sundern. Germany's national rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) says more than 200 sections of railway were damaged by the storm, nicknamed "Friederike", and helicopters are flying over the... [Full Article...]


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