• Robert Schellenberg: What we know about his case so far

    Robert Schellenberg: What we know about his case so far

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    Chinese and American executives have become more cautious when traveling after the December arrest of Huawei Technologies Co. executive Meng Wanzhou in Canada on behalf of the U.S., and the subsequent detention of two Canadian citizens in China.
  • William Barr: 'I will not be bullied,' Trump nominee says

    William Barr: 'I will not be bullied,' Trump nominee says

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    Barr replied his memo did not question the legitimacy of the investigation as a whole but merely expressed concerns that the special counsel might be improperly interpreting one aspect of the law. Pressed by the Democrat Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Barr said: "I don't know, at the end of the day, what will be releasable". Nevertheless, Barr was not able to allay all the concerns of Democrats and other critics.
  • U.S. Troops on Site of Syria Deadly Blast

    U.S. Troops on Site of Syria Deadly Blast

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    An explosion damaged a restaurant in Manbij , Syria , Wednesday, shown in a screengrab from the Kurdish Hawar News agency, or ANHA. "The attack in Manbij might have been meant to affect Trump's decision to pull out from Syria", he said.
  • EU Willing to Extend Brexit Transition Period - Letter to May

    EU Willing to Extend Brexit Transition Period - Letter to May

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    That deals with this issue and takes it off the table. "We should go to them with a better deal", she added. The Irish government has been invited to comment. Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann said the government needed to "grab this process by the scruff of the neck and seek an extension to Article 50" - a law which triggered the process of Brexit.
  • White House Asked the Pentagon for Options to Strike Iran, WSJ Says

    White House Asked the Pentagon for Options to Strike Iran, WSJ Says

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    Garrett Marquis , a spokesman for the council, said that it "coordinates policy and provides the President with options to anticipate and respond to a variety of threats". In fact, he pulled out of the nuclear deal that the world signed with the Iran back in May of previous year, angering key European allies, while calling the deal "decaying and rotten" and "an embarrassment" to him "as a citizen" .
  • Donald Trump's Elizabeth Warren Video Comment Angers Twitter Users

    Donald Trump's Elizabeth Warren Video Comment Angers Twitter Users

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    One hundred years after USA soldiers killed and maimed hundreds of Sioux men, women and children at the Wounded Knee massacre, Congress formally apologized in 1990 by expressing its "deep regret on behalf of the United States". Trump also referenced the Battle of Little Bighorn, where U.S. Army forces, led by General George Custer, were beaten back by Native Americans, and 268 U.S.
  • Trump says he ‘never worked for Russia’

    Trump says he ‘never worked for Russia’

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    President?' "Everybody knows it. They know it and many of them are saying, 'We agree with you.' Many of them are calling and many of them are breaking". Accordingly, it was reassuring that William Barr , Trump's nominee for attorney general, has signaled in a letter sent to the Senate before he begins confirmation hearings Tuesday that he intends to let Mueller finish his investigation and supports maximum transparency in the results.
  • Graham says Trump isn't giving in on border wall

    Graham says Trump isn't giving in on border wall

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    Mr Trump fired off a series of tweets pushing back against the notion that he does not have a strategy to end what became the longest government shutdown in USA history when it entered its 22nd day on Saturday. Some 420,000 federal employees whose work is declared essential are working without pay, including the FBI, TSA and other federal law enforcement officers.
  • Syria’s Air Defense Shoots Down Israeli Missiles near Damascus

    Syria’s Air Defense Shoots Down Israeli Missiles near Damascus

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    Israeli warplanes fired a number of missiles toward the Damascus area on Friday, the Syrian state news agency said. The state news agency also quoted a transport ministry source as saying that the airport was running normally. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed not to let Tehran entrench itself militarily in the war-torn country. The Israeli warplanes flew from the Galilee Panhandle and fired several missiles on the vicinity of the capital Damascus , said an army ...
  • Trump declares start of USA troop pullout from Syria

    Trump declares start of USA troop pullout from Syria

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    Kurdish-led groups who control swathes of northern Syria fear an attack from Turkey in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from their region. support for the Syrian Democratic Forces, arguing that terrorists make up the backbone of the Kurdish-dominated alliance. "Will attack [ISIS] again from existing nearby base if it reforms".
  • Three dead in double-decker bus crash at busy Ottawa transit station

    Three dead in double-decker bus crash at busy Ottawa transit station

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    It plowed along a station platform and into the overhanging roof of the transit shelter, which carved deep into the vehicle's upper level and crushed a number of seats. Graham said police will be flying drones today to take aerial shots and they hope to clear the scene, and the accompanying roadblocks, by the end of the day.
  • US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria

    US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria

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    On December 19, Trump said he had ordered the withdrawal of all U.S. forces in Syria , which are believed to number around 2,000. Republican U.S. But the announcement, coming days after Mr. Bolton's remarks, added to a climate of chaos surrounding Washington's policy on Syria at a time when Turkey has threatened to invade the country.