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Newsom called the move to withhold the money by the Trump administration retaliation for the state having filed the lawsuit the day before. "The President even tied the two issues together in a tweet this morning". The project, which was supported by Newsom's predecessor Gov. In addition, FRA "is actively exploring every legal option to seek the return from California of $2·5bn in Federal funds FRA previously granted for this now defunct project".
  • CNN Blurs Face of Federal Judge Presiding Over Roger Stone Case

    CNN Blurs Face of Federal Judge Presiding Over Roger Stone Case

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    Roger Stone will appear in court on Thursday after he posted a controversial photo online of the judge overseeing his case. It is possible that Stone, who unsuccessfully petitioned the court to reassign the case to another judge, intended all of this as a ploy to make Jackson so personally angry at him that she would have to recuse herself from his trial.
  • USA former cardinal McCarrick defrocked over abuse allegations

    USA former cardinal McCarrick defrocked over abuse allegations

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    Speaking on RTÉ's This Week programme ahead of a Vatican summit on child sexual abuse this week, Ms Collins added that the Vatican's promise of "zero tolerance" toward the abuse of minors should be put into canon law. "Not only for the handling of cases of abuse by clergy, but also the consequences for bishops when they mishandle it or themselves misbehave". The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests said they've heard these promises before.
  • Iranians Mourn Loss of 27 Slain Revolutionary Guard Soldiers

    Iranians Mourn Loss of 27 Slain Revolutionary Guard Soldiers

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    Weapons, ammunition, 150 kg (330 pounds) of explosives and 600 kg (1333 pounds) of explosive materials were also reportedly confiscated at the time of the arrests. Jaish al-Adl, a Sunni Deobandi group, claims to be fighting for the rights of Iran's Sunni Baloch minority. "Our objective is to try to de-escalate tensions between the two countries, neighbouring countries, and to see if there is a path forward to resolving those differences peacefully", said Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.
  • MBS signs agreements to invest $20bn in Pakistan

    MBS signs agreements to invest $20bn in Pakistan

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    Pakistani officials say the investment package is not linked to support for the coalition. The President said "we bravely fought terrorism and we are now standing in an era where there will be increasing prosperity and peace in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia , and the region".
  • U.S. states sue over Trump border wall emergency declaration

    U.S. states sue over Trump border wall emergency declaration

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    Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), who called the "fake" national emergency "fearmongering of the worst kind". Ana Maria Archila, co-executive director of the left-leaning Center for Popular Democracy, said the president had undertaken to "steal money that we desperately need to build a country of our dreams so that he can build a monument to racism along the border".
  • Barnier: May's Brexit strategy has failed after latest Commons defeat

    Barnier: May's Brexit strategy has failed after latest Commons defeat

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    Theresa May is facing another embarrassing defeat after Tory eurosceptics warned they would vote against a symbolic motion on Brexit this evening unless it keeps the option of no deal on the table. "Tonight's vote shows there is no majority for the Prime Minister's course of action in Brexit", Corbyn said. The latest conflict within the Conservative Party follows reports that the Prime Minister's chief adviser on Europe, civil servant Olly Robbins, was overheard in a Brussels bar saying ...
  • Japan's Shinzo Abe nominated Trump for Nobel after USA request

    Japan's Shinzo Abe nominated Trump for Nobel after USA request

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    Questioned in parliament, Abe praised Trump for his dealings with North Korea but said , "In light of the Nobel committee's policy of not disclosing recommenders and nominees for 50 years, I decline to comment". Abe has developed a friendship with Trump, golfing with him on multiple occasions and staying at his Mar-a-Lago club. The US is Japan's ally and anchor for national defence and Mr Abe has assiduously cultivated cordial ties with Mr Trump.
  • Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro or 'lose everything'

    Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro or 'lose everything'

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    He spoke a few days after Guaido called on the Venezuelan Armed Forces, supporting President Nicolas Maduro , to change sides, in the anticipation of humanitarian aid arrivals to the crisis-hit country. Trump offered strong backing for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido , whom the United States, many of Venezuela's neighbors and most Western countries have recognized as interim president of Venezuela.
  • Trump ramps up pressure on Venezuela’s Maduro in speech

    Trump ramps up pressure on Venezuela’s Maduro in speech

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    If you choose this path, you will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. The 250 tons of food supplies, hygiene kits and nutritional supplements will begin arriving Saturday to the border city of Cucuta, where tons of boxes of emergency aid stamped with the US flag are already warehoused awaiting delivery into Venezuela.
  • United Kingdom teen runaway who joined IS 'wants to come home'

    United Kingdom teen runaway who joined IS 'wants to come home'

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    But when I saw my first severed head in a bin, it didn't faze me at all. Despite the fact her two other children had already died in the Islamic State, the teenage extremist said "no I don't regret" joining the Caliphate, and even appeared to express her regret the Islamic State was collapsing.
  • Iran marks 40 years since 1979 revolution

    Iran marks 40 years since 1979 revolution

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    Marchers carried cardboard cutouts of dogs. But he remained defiant as Iranians recalled the end of a monarch who catered to the rich and unleashed secret police on dissenters. Revolutionaries later began executing supporters of the Shah including four top generals. The Shah was the United States' closest ally in the Middle East.
  • Indian soldiers killed, 35 wounded by auto bomb in Kashmir

    Indian soldiers killed, 35 wounded by auto bomb in Kashmir

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    Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said the Indian establishment was hell-bent upon eroding the internationally recognized disputed status of the territory by fiddling with Article 35A and Article 370 of the Indian constitution.
  • California high speed rail plan scaled back

    California high speed rail plan scaled back

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    But the only time the governor mentioned Trump's name was to praise him. The original goal of connecting San Francisco with Los Angeles "would cost too much and take too long", Newsom said . But other Republicans scorned the governor for trying to have it both ways. In a few years, riders will board ACE commuter trains in Merced and head north through Turlock and Modesto toward the Altamont Pass.
  • California Gov. Newsom Will Withdraw National Guard From Border

    California Gov. Newsom Will Withdraw National Guard From Border

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    He plans to redeploy 110 troops to assist with wildfire preparation and 150 will work on the state's counterdrug task force program. Former California Gov. The responsibilities between federal and state immigration efforts are often blurred, as many California National Guard troops have taken on responsibilities usually held by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents-such as administrative support and surveillance efforts.
  • DOJ: She Knew US Secrets and Gave Them to Iran

    DOJ: She Knew US Secrets and Gave Them to Iran

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    The Justice Department says the Iranian government supplied her with housing and computer equipment so she could "disclose US classified information" and conduct research on "personnel that she had known and worked with" during her time in the American intelligence community.
  • Republican-Controlled Senate to Vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

    Republican-Controlled Senate to Vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

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    It's being pushed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman Democrat from NY who has captured the enthusiasm of the left wing. "It is so interesting to watch this very hard left turn the Democrat Party has taken, and it's also interesting to watch all of these Democrat presidential candidates rubber-stamp this Green New Deal", Sen.