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In an interview with The Hill published Friday, Giuliani expressed his disdain with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his worry that the report might reflect badly on his client, President Donald Trump . Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani dismissed the alleged investigation as baseless, pointing out that no evidence has publicly emerged in the 20 months since to support the idea that Trump is a secret Russian agent.
  • Saudi teen seeks asylum, barricades herself in Thai airport

    Saudi teen seeks asylum, barricades herself in Thai airport

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    Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived at Bangkok's main airport on a flight from Kuwait after running away from her family, who she alleges subjected her to physical and psychological abuse. "When I landed at the airport, someone came and said he would process the (Thai) visa but he took my passport". Al-Qunun's case sparked headlines around the world following a global social media campaign by her supporters and human rights advocates, urging Thai authorities not to deport her back to her ...
  • Australia Considers Visa for Saudi Teen As UN Grants Refugee Status

    Australia Considers Visa for Saudi Teen As UN Grants Refugee Status

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    Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq Alqunun will be subject to Australian checks before she is granted a humanitarian visa, including character and security assessments. "It is very incredible that the Australian government have offered her an asylum, given that the Australian government is not well known for its well treatment of refugees", said McNeil, who spent hours with Alqunun in her hotel room at the airport in Bangkok .
  • Elizabeth Warren in Iowa: 'I am not a person of color'

    Elizabeth Warren in Iowa: 'I am not a person of color'

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    In October, Warren released the results of her DNA test, which shows "strong evidence" of some Native American ancestry. On her first full day of campaigning in the kickoff caucus state, Warren said her mother's minimum-wage job saved her family when Warren was a child, and enabled Warren's career as a teacher, professor and now senator considering a presidential run.
  • MPs Threaten Government Shutdown to Stop No Deal Brexit

    MPs Threaten Government Shutdown to Stop No Deal Brexit

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    In a series of posts on Twitter , he said: "Routing lorries via Manston is not the answer". The DfT believes the use of Manston will be crucial in the event of disruption, but fears have grown locally that it would take several hours for lorries held at the site to leave, causing congestion elsewhere in the area.
  • North Korea's Kim Jong-un visits China's Xi Jinping

    North Korea's Kim Jong-un visits China's Xi Jinping

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    The news agency added that Kim departed for China on Monday afternoon with his wife Ri Sol Ju and top officials. The train had been due to arrive in Beijing around 10 a.m. "It will be announced probably in the not too distant future". "They do want to meet and we want to meet and we'll see what happens". The visit, reported today by Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua , is the fourth summit between the two leaders.
  • TSA Screeners Are Calling in Sick

    TSA Screeners Are Calling in Sick

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    The lack of workers led to officers from earlier shifts having to cover the evenings. A union official, however, said that while some employees are upset about the pay, officers have said they are calling in sick for more practical reasons.
  • U.S. issues new China travel warning amid detentions

    U.S. issues new China travel warning amid detentions

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    The Chinese also say they were not briefed on the reasons for Meng's arrest. "At least" eight of those 13 had since been released, the Canadian government said in a statement, without disclosing what charges if any have been laid. That's exactly what the members of the Canada-China Legislative Association say they will do when they arrive in China on Saturday, said Conservative MP Michael Cooper.
  • Why slowing economies could prod United States and China to reach deal

    Why slowing economies could prod United States and China to reach deal

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    The reports also said that the US team would be headed by Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish and would include Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs David Malpass. But economists say that is too little time to resolve the sprawling disputes that bedevil U.S. Data this week showed a marked loss of momentum in the world's two largest economies at the end of past year.
  • Trump invites top lawmakers for border briefing

    Trump invites top lawmakers for border briefing

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    On the first day of the new session of Congress on Thursday, the House passed a spending bill package that would reopen the government by funding the closed portions through September 30, minus DHS, which would only be funded through February 8.
  • Warren's trip to Iowa tests themes for a likely 2020 run

    Warren's trip to Iowa tests themes for a likely 2020 run

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    Warren's visit this weekend, four days after announcing she is exploring a run for president, will be a crucial test of her appeal beyond her base in MA, but Iowa could be a tricky battleground. Trump and other conservatives have seized on Warren's past claims of Native American heritage in their opposition to the progressive senator. "I wish I could just open the door and have lots of folks in, but this is a way to do it", she said, adding that her beer of choice is Michelob Ultra, what she ...
  • US Congresswoman tells crowd 'we're going to impeach motherf*****' Donald Trump

    US Congresswoman tells crowd 'we're going to impeach motherf*****' Donald Trump

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    But for Tlaib, using the Quran sends an unmistakable message after she and incoming Rep. Ilhan Omar , a Democrat from Minnesota, made history in the 2018 midterms as the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. Tlaib reiterated her position in December, calling for Trump's impeachment after he threatened to shut down the government over border wall funding, and again after he followed through on the threat.
  • Government Shutdown Has Left National Parks Overrun With Garbage And Poop

    Government Shutdown Has Left National Parks Overrun With Garbage And Poop

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    The national park service says Joshua Tree will remain accessible, but visitors will be entering at their own risk, as the service can't fully staff its properties. Garbage is overflowing in bins at Big Bend National Park in Texas, causing health hazards as well as attracting black bears. Trash collection was also suspended at the park but it has remained open.
  • New GOP rivalry? Romney bolts into Washington, blasts Trump

    New GOP rivalry? Romney bolts into Washington, blasts Trump

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    He lists some of the ways Trump has failed in his eyes and declares that Trump's "conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office ". "I will let the people make the assessment of which things were mistakes and not", he said, before justifying why he accepted Trump's endorsement in 2018 .
  • Headline: Trump: Iran can do whatever it wants in Syria

    Headline: Trump: Iran can do whatever it wants in Syria

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    Pompeo allayed Netanyahu's concerns about Trump's pullout from Syria, which is a source of concern for Israel, which is anxious about growing Iranian influence in Syria. Trump had earlier stunned allies - and prompted the resignation of his respected defence secretary, James Mattis - by abruptly announcing that the jihadists were defeated and that U.S.
  • Chinese president uses threats to urge Taiwan to unify with mainland China

    Chinese president uses threats to urge Taiwan to unify with mainland China

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    President Xi thundered against past efforts in Taiwan to become legally independent of China and said the two sides should pursue a "one country-two systems" model of unification that his government applied to Hong Kong in 1997. Tsai said Taiwan is willing to talk, but it must be with the approval of the Taiwanese people. She said, "China must face the fact of the existence of Taiwan, Republic of China, and not deny the system of a democratic country that has been commonly built up by the ...
  • 2 women enter Hindu temple, breaking years-long ban

    2 women enter Hindu temple, breaking years-long ban

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    Religiously fueled protests escalated in the Indian state of Kerala on Wednesday, with police charging Hindu worshipers with batons and using tear gas, water cannon and stun grenades to disperse rioters in the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram .