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World Media Shutdown looms as Trump weighs next move on border wall
Author: 0 Shutdown looms as Trump weighs next move on border wall

The ball is in Trump's court, both sides say , and the president met today with top aides to discuss his spending strategy. "I am proud to shut down the government for border security because the people of this country don't want criminals with lots of problems and drugs pouring into the country", he also said .

World Media Cohen says Trump directed hush-money payments, knew they were wrong
Author: 0 Cohen says Trump directed hush-money payments, knew they were wrong

It is part of what makes the case different than the one Trump has brought up this week in comparison, involving President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. In his first public reaction since Cohen was sentenced, Trump said he was the victim of the attorney's malpractice. Asked about Cohen's remarks Friday, Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman, said the news media was "giving credence to someone who's a convicted, self-admitted liar".

World Media Mick Mulvaney will serve as Trump’s acting chief of staff
Author: 0 Mick Mulvaney will serve as Trump’s acting chief of staff

The president on Friday announced Mulvaney would be taking the role in a tweet. Meghan Burris said Mr Mulvaney "both likes and respects the president, and he likes working for him". of New Jersey Chris Christie, director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and Republican fundraiser Wayne Berman have been mentioned by political pundits as possible contenders.

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Author: 0 "Mexico is paying for the wall" through savings in new trade deal

Mexico's leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke by telephone Wednesday with U.S. President Donald Trump about migration and job creation. and Canadian facilities. Since becoming president, though, Trump has sought USA taxpayer money to fund the wall's construction and threatened to shut down parts of the US government if lawmakers do not acquiesce.

World Media EU urges Turkey to refrain from 'unilateral' Syria move
Author: 0 EU urges Turkey to refrain from 'unilateral' Syria move

The Ministry of Defence said more than 20 manned and unmanned aircraft attacked more than 30 targets in the Sinjar and Mount Karajak areas. US troops, Erdogan said, have been interspersed among the SDF near the border "in case Turkey uses its legitimate right of self-defense".

World Media Interior secretary Ryan Zinke to be latest White House departure
Author: 0 Interior secretary Ryan Zinke to be latest White House departure

This departure comes as numerous ethics investigations into Mr Zinke's business dealings, travel and policy decisions are underway, sparking fears the secretary may have violated ethics rules. Mr. Zinke's job, however, has been under intense stress for months. Under Zinke's watch, the Interior Department moved to auction off more oil leases, ended a moratorium on new sales of federally owned coal, and repealed mandates governing drilling.

World Media Australia recognises west Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Author: 0 Australia recognises west Jerusalem as Israeli capital

But Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa took issue with the statement, saying in a tweet: "These are irresponsible statements". The Israelis welcome recognition of Jerusalem as their capital, but the Australian decision falls far short of their claim to all of the city.

World Media Robert Mueller says Federal Bureau of Investigation didn't give Michael Flynn a reason to lie
Author: 0 Robert Mueller says Federal Bureau of Investigation didn't give Michael Flynn a reason to lie

Flynn has admitted to lying to investigators during that meeting about his communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat and former federal prosecutor, who said Flynn committed a serious crime of lying to the FBI about a national security matter while in the White House and serving as national security adviser.

World Media Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Prime minister of Sri Lanka
Author: 0 Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Prime minister of Sri Lanka

Mr Rajapaksa said in a statement: "Since I have no intention of remaining as prime minister without a general election being held, and in order to not hamper the president in any way, I will resign from the position of prime minister and make way for the president to form a new government".

World Media Migrant girl dies in US Border Patrol custody
Author: 0 Migrant girl dies in US Border Patrol custody

When they were apprehended in a remote desert area near the New Mexico border around 9 p.m. on December 6, officials said, the girl was assessed to be in good health and the father signed a form saying she was not sick. Border Patrol custody has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing debate about illegal immigration, with Democrats accusing agents of denying her water and blaming President Trump's " cruel " policies.

World Media May to address parliament on Brexit: oppn
Author: 0 May to address parliament on Brexit: oppn

An unscheduled statement from new Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay was also to be rushed into the House of Commons, entitled "EU Exit - Article 50" - but the substance of his statement was not immediately clear. At one point, May began speaking to the floor by saying: "We are facing one fundamental question: Do we want to deliver Brexit? ". Having made it this far and taken brickbats from all sides for months, and repeated assertions that she will not quit, it seems unlikely.

World Media Rick Santorum says he would decline chief of staff role
Author: 0 Rick Santorum says he would decline chief of staff role

Why would anyone not want one of the really great and important work in Washington. "A war room? You serious?" one former White House official said when asked about internal preparations. Kellyanne Conway , a counselor to the president, announced Tuesday that Kelly will be staying on past the end of the year , despite Trump's previous remarks saying he will be gone before then, as the Washington Post reported .

World Media Ayers not taking job as White House chief of staff
Author: 0 Ayers not taking job as White House chief of staff

Those who take high-level positions in the White House at this time open themselves up to potential legal exposure and pricey lawyer bills, said David B. Another source said Trump was also looking at U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for the job. Mulvaney doesn't want the job, said a person close to the budget director.

World Media 'Peace is possible': US, Iran hail progress in Yemen talks
Author: 0 'Peace is possible': US, Iran hail progress in Yemen talks

The rebuke of the young heir apparent to the Saudi throne is a direct challenge to Trump, who has sought to cast doubt on the crown prince's involvement in the killing and has stressed instead the importance of U.S. Congress needs to send a message to allies that "you cannot kill with impunity and believe you can get away with it", said Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee.

World Media Brexit: France warns to prepare for 'no deal'
Author: 0 Brexit: France warns to prepare for 'no deal'

During the meeting, Juncker went on to say that the European Union was willing provide greater clarity over the Irish backstop plan to stop a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic forming post-Brexit. "The deal we achieved is the best possible". "I will now do everything I possibly can to secure further assurances", May told mutinous MPs Monday on her dash to Europe ahead of the European Union summit.

World Media Biographical sketches of 2 Canadians missing in China
Author: 0 Biographical sketches of 2 Canadians missing in China

She has said she is innocent. "And I want to respect this individual and his family". On Wednesday, Canada's foreign ministry confirmed that Spavor was "presently missing in China". Lankov, who has known Spavor for 10 years, described the Canadian as a likable, easygoing, charismatic man who wasn't much interested in worldwide politics.

World Media Accused Russian Secret Agent Pleads Guilty
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Media reports identified the Russian official as Alexander Torshin , a deputy governor of Russia's central bank who was targeted with USA sanctions. In a statement Wednesday, Erickson's lawyer, William Hurd, said, " Paul Erickson is a good American". She agreed to turn over any evidence of crimes she is aware of, submit a full accounting of her financial assets, sit for interviews with law enforcement (and waive right to counsel during those interviews) and testify before grand juries ...

World Media Numerous bomb threats emailed in South Florida, major US cities
Author: 0 Numerous bomb threats emailed in South Florida, major US cities

The school was cleared and no bomb was found. Threats were reported in several parts of Canada , including Ottawa, Gatineau, Montreal, Calgary, Penticton, Vernon, Toronto and Kamloops. HillReporter has been tracking several of the bitcoin addresses identified in the emails, and none of them have sent or received any bitcoin as of yet, meaning companies do not appear to be buying into these terroristic demands.

World Media Meadows out of running for chief of staff
Author: 0 Meadows out of running for chief of staff

He has also led efforts to draft a Middle East peace plan that the Trump administration said it will unveil in early 2019. Declined to answer if he was interviewing for chief of staff. No matter what the journalists thought of the Commander-in-Chief, they patiently waited in line to get a photo with the president in front of a Christmas tree and a few minutes of chit-chat, which was the highlight of the evening.

World Media Maria Butina Pleads Guilty to Acting as Russian Agent
Author: 0 Maria Butina Pleads Guilty to Acting as Russian Agent

The 30-year-old Butina was indicted in July on charges of conspiracy and acting as a foreign agent. Nevertheless, with a guilty plea, Butina became the first Russian citizen to be convicted of working to shape USA policy in the time period spanning the 2016 election campaign.

World Media Varadkar stands firm as May cancels Brexit vote
Author: 0 Varadkar stands firm as May cancels Brexit vote

After a nail-biting day for the Prime Minister, she woke up knowing her job is safe - at least for the next year. He wrote: 'She has repeatedly said "no deal is better than a bad deal", but it is clear her objective was to secure a deal at any cost'.

World Media Marriott data breach linked to Chinese intelligence-gathering
Author: 0 Marriott data breach linked to Chinese intelligence-gathering

Mr. Pompeo confirmed the reporting during an interview on Fox News. Two officials briefed on the investigation told the New York Times that the threat actors behind the breach may be linked to China's Ministry of State Security which is responsible for gathering intelligence.

World Media Two Israelis killed in West Bank shooting: army
Author: 0 Two Israelis killed in West Bank shooting: army

The bus stop shooting came just hours after Israeli security forces shot dead two Palestinians who they said were behind two recent high-profile attacks in the West Bank. On 4 December, Mohammed Ihbali, 22, was shot in the head and killed during an overnight army raid in the Palestinian city of Tulkarem. The two were employees of the recycling company where Naalwa worked.