• Trump Considering Withdrawing Thousands Of US Troops From Afghanistan Soon

    Trump Considering Withdrawing Thousands Of US Troops From Afghanistan Soon

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    There are two reasons why Trump's impulsive decision to withdraw from Afghanistan points towards a USA foreign policy in shambles. But, they cautioned, he could always reverse course. Richard Olson, a former U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan , said that Trump's plan severely weakened Khalilzad's negotiating hand. In Afghanistan, the Taliban welcomed Trump's partial pull out, with a spokesman saying the group was "more than happy".
  • GoFundMe page raises money for ladders at proposed border wall

    GoFundMe page raises money for ladders at proposed border wall

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    Outside the White House, Washington's National Christmas Tree became a forlorn symbol of the dysfunction when the National Park Service - one of the government bodies hit by the funding shutdown - briefly turned off the lights. The Transportation Security Administration will be on the job to screen passengers, and Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers will be directing planes.
  • Here is the latest Christmas Day weather forecast for Portsmouth

    Here is the latest Christmas Day weather forecast for Portsmouth

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    Snow shower chances return for next weekend. According to the NWS, Salt Lake City has had white Christmases more often than not over the past 90 years - but not that much more often. CHILDREN eager to get outside and play with new bicycles may be left slightly disappointed with the weather on Christmas Day , with damp and overcast conditions predicted.
  • Senators Reportedly Plan Noon Vote for Spending Bill

    Senators Reportedly Plan Noon Vote for Spending Bill

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    Before meeting with Senate Republicans at the White House , Trump wrote on Twitter that "Democrats now own the shutdown", despite having said last week that he would be "proud" to close the federal government over the issue of border security and "I'll be the one to shut it down".
  • Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Criminal Justice Overhaul Bill

    Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Criminal Justice Overhaul Bill

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    It is anticipated the House of Representatives, which adopted an earlier version of the legislation with a 360-59 vote in May, will pass the Senate-approved bill quickly. While there wasn't much need to convince Democrats to support the measure, Koch Industries marketed the bill to conservatives as a way to help bring inmates out of prison better educated and more skilled, to save taxpayers money and to reduce crime overall.
  • Luis Gutierrez: Trump's border policies would have killed Jesus

    Luis Gutierrez: Trump's border policies would have killed Jesus

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    Trump also attempted an earlier crackdown on illegal immigration that resulted in children being separated from the adults who illegally brought them into the country. But that process can often take longer than the 20 days immigration officials are allowed to hold children. Trump administration officials say one of the major pull factors for migrants coming across the border is the idea that they can wait in the United States for months or even years as their asylum cases progress.
  • China denies 'slanderous' economic espionage charges from United States, allies

    China denies 'slanderous' economic espionage charges from United States, allies

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    More than 245 organizations were attacked, including NASA labs and US Navy networks. "The defendants allegedly committed these crimes in association with a Chinese intelligence agency known as the Ministry of State Security". More than 90 percent of cases alleging economic espionage involved China as did more than two-thirds of trade secret theft prosecutions, according to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
  • 'ISIS defeated in Syria,' says Trump, amid reports of United States troop withdrawal

    'ISIS defeated in Syria,' says Trump, amid reports of United States troop withdrawal

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    The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, indicated that a warning order had gone out to U.S. troops in Syria about the withdrawal, suggesting that the decision still could be reversed. A government spokesman for Britain, which has long supported the anti-IS campaign in Syria, said "much remains to be done" against the jihadists. Much of the USA campaign in Syria has been waged by warplanes flying out of Qatar and other locations in the Middle East.
  • President Trump Touts 'Beautiful' Border Wall Made of Steel Slats

    President Trump Touts 'Beautiful' Border Wall Made of Steel Slats

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    Leaving the weekly leadership meeting, Sen. "If we don't get what we want, one way or the other - whether it's through you, through a military, through anything you want to call - I will shut down the government", Trump told House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in a heated argument last Wednesday.
  • DPRK criticizes U.S. for imposing new sanctions against its officials

    DPRK criticizes U.S. for imposing new sanctions against its officials

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    Another South Korean military official said that North Korea asked the South to get rid of remains from destroyed guard post facilities during the verification, according to the Yonhap News report. Sunday's developments came as North Korea marked the seventh anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son and successor, Kim Jong-un.
  • Vast scale of Russian interference in 2016 USA election revealed

    Vast scale of Russian interference in 2016 USA election revealed

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    They show that the St Petersburg-based organisation, which backed Donald Trump , aggressively sought to divide Americans and erode their trust in democratic institutions. Mueller III". One major takeaway of the study is the breadth of Russian interference that appeared on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook and was not as frequently mentioned when its parent company testified on Capitol Hill.
  • How Schumer united Dems against Trump's wall

    How Schumer united Dems against Trump's wall

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    McCarthy said on the House floor that he thinks "going into a shutdown is stupid", but he offered no immediate plan before the December 21 deadline. Still, Trump remains the wild card. Some White House aides were startled by Trump's embrace of a shutdown during his meeting with Democratic leaders, though others argued that it was another example of Trump sticking with his campaign promises.
  • Jeremy Corbyn 'about to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May'

    Jeremy Corbyn 'about to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May'

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    While most of the vitriol directed at the prime minister has come from the Brexiteer wing of her party, she's also had a few hostile questions from pro-EU lawmakers. But Mr Corbyn responded: "The prime minister has failed to renegotiate her deal, failed to get any meaningful reassurances". "Any effort to force Brexit over the line without checking that it has the continued consent of the British people will only reinforce divisions", she said.