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Huawei casts shadow over T-Mobile-Sprint deal

Close ties between Sprint parent SoftBank Group and China’s Huawei Technologies are emerging as an issue in the proposed purchase of Sprint by T-Mobile.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, China, Sprint, Huawei, Huawei Technologies, SoftBank Group, Nation & World Politics, T Mobile Sprint


Saudi Arabia condemns US Senate 'interference' over Jamal Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia has strongly denounced US Senate resolutions which called for an end to American support for Saudi forces in Yemen and blamed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.    The kingdom released an unusually forceful statement after both Democrat and Republican senators defied the White House and voted through the largely symbolic resolutions criticising Saudi Arabia.   "The Kingdom categorically rejects any interference in its internal affairs, any and all ac...
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White House, Democrats dig in as fears of partial shutdown intensify

WASHINGTON – The White House and Democratic congressional leaders are at an impasse over negotiations to avoid a partial shutdown of the federal government at the end of the week, with both sides unwilling to budge from their positions on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller said Sunday the […]
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Brexit: PM to urge parliament not to 'break faith with the people'

Theresa May’s statement aims to stifle growing demands for second referendum Theresa May will urge MPs on Monday not to “break faith with the British people” by demanding a second referendum, as she faces intense pressure to give parliament a say on Brexit before Christmas.The prime minister will make a statement to MPs on last week’s European council summit in Brussels, from which she returned with little evidence of progress in securing legal reassurances on the Irish backstop. Continue readin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Brexit


Report on Russian disinformation, prepared for Senate, details scale and sweep

WASHINGTON – A report prepared for the Senate that provides the most sweeping analysis yet of Russia’s disinformation campaign around the 2016 election found the operation used every major social media platform to deliver words, images and videos tailored to voters’ interests to help elect President Donald Trump – and worked even harder to support […]
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New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation’s scale and sweep

WASHINGTON – A report prepared for the Senate that provides the most sweeping analysis yet of Russia’s disinformation campaign around the 2016 election found the operation used every major social media platform to deliver words, images and videos tailored to voters’ interests to help elect President Donald Trump – and worked even harder to support […]
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, Russia, World, Nation, Donald Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Trump will ‘absolutely’ shut down government to build border wall, says top White House aide

Donald Trump is “absolutely” willing to shut down the government in order to get funding for a wall on the US border with Mexico, a top White House aide has said. “We will do whatever is necessary to build the border wall to stop this ongoing crisis of immigration,” said White House senior adviser Stephen Miller. The comments of Mr Miller, a hardliner on immigration issues, come days after Mr Trump met with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives ...
Tags: News, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Chuck Schumer, Stephen Miller, Mr Trump


Romania party boss calls rival’s comment on EU post treason

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The leader of Romania’s ruling party has asked a party colleague to press charges against the country’s president for saying Romania wasn’t prepared to assume the European Union’s rotating presidency. Social Democratic Party chairman Liviu Dragnea alleged Sunday that President Klaus Iohannis committed treason when he questioned Romania’s readiness for the […]
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Romania, Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea, Klaus Iohannis, BUCHAREST Romania, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


President Trump Says He Will Review Former Green Beret’s Murder Case

The President tweeted that Mathew Golsteyn is a 'U.S. Military hero'
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Courts, Trump, Onetime, Mathew Golsteyn


Joe Biden tops key 2020 poll as he mulls whether he is too old to run for president

Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s vice-president, has emerged as an early frontrunner among Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination with a dominant lead among voters in Iowa, who will be the first to state their preference next year. A new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll finds 32 per cent of likely caucusgoers saying they back Mr Biden as their first choice, ahead of 19 per cent for Bernie Sanders and 11 per cent for Beto O'Rourke, the telegenic campaigner who came close to an ag...
Tags: Texas, News, California, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Iowa, Warren, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris


Investigations look at Trump's life from all angles

Investigations now entangle Donald Trump's White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination.Less than two years into... [Author: [email protected]]
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Brexit: what options are mooted to break the stalemate?

From indicative votes to Norway Plus, the solutions currently under considerationAs Theresa May prepares to address parliament on Monday after Downing Street denied there were plans for a second referendum, here are some of the options being floated as a solution to the current impasse. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Norway, Downing Street, Brexit


Trump Makes Renewed Case For Family Separation

President Donald Trump on Sunday repeated a well-worn falsehood about former President Barack Obama’s immigration record while making a new affirmative case for separating migrant and asylum-seeking families. The Democrats policy of Child Seperation on the Border during the Obama Administration was far worse than the way we handle it now. Remember the 2014 picture of children in cages – the Obama years. However, if you don’t separate, FAR more people will come. Smugglers use the kids! — Dona...
Tags: News, Obama, Obama Administration, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Jeff Sessions, Matt Shuham


Judge Throws Political Bomb in Trump's Lap by Voiding Obamacare

The case may not be resolved in the courts before 2020, legal experts said, which could make it a defining issue in the race for the White House and Congress. Democrats immediately jumped on the Friday night ruling to warn that health care coverage for millions of Americans was at stake due to the Republican-led lawsuit that sought to void popular parts of Obamacare, including protections for pre-existing conditions and a ban on annual lifetime limits. Also at risk are provisions that affect t...
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Judge Lobs Political Bomb at Trump by Nullifying Obamacare

The case may not be resolved in the courts before 2020, legal experts said, which could make it a defining issue in the race for the White House and Congress. Democrats immediately jumped on the Friday night ruling to warn that health care coverage for millions of Americans was at stake due to the Republican-led lawsuit that sought to void popular parts of Obamacare, including protections for pre-existing conditions and a ban on annual lifetime limits. Also at risk are provisions that affect t...
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Lying About Obama’s Record, Trump Makes New Case For Family Separation

President Donald Trump on Sunday repeated a well-worn lie about former President Barack Obama’s immigration record while making a new affirmative case for separating migrant and asylum-seeking families. The Democrats policy of Child Seperation on the Border during the Obama Administration was far worse than the way we handle it now. Remember the 2014 picture of children in cages – the Obama years. However, if you don’t separate, FAR more people will come. Smugglers use the kids! — Donald J. ...
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Hungary sees another day of anti-government protests

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Several thousand protesters have marched peacefully through Budapest for a fourth day to oppose laws introduced by the Hungarian government that critics say will restrict workers’ rights. The protesters chanted anti-government slogans and braved sub-zero temperatures while gathered on Sunday in front of parliament, where speakers denounced changes to the labor […]
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Trump says he’ll review murder case against ex-Army commando

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that “at the request of many,” he’ll be “reviewing” the case of a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder in a case alleging he hunted down and killed a suspected bombmaker in Afghanistan. Trump tweeted Sunday that Mathew Golsteyn is a “U.S. Military hero” who could […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Army, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Army, Nation & World Politics, Afghanistan Trump, Mathew Golsteyn


Schumer says it’s up to Trump to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says it’s up to President Donald Trump whether the federal government partially shuts down at midnight Friday over his border wall. Trump has said he’d be “proud” to have a shutdown over the $5 billion he wants for the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Asked Sunday if […]
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Senate, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Nation & World Politics


Georgia’s 1st woman president is inaugurated amid protests

VELISTSIKHE, Georgia (AP) — The first woman president of Georgia has been sworn into office amid continued protests from opposition figures who allege her election was tainted. President Salome Zurabishvili said during her inauguration speech on Sunday that she would work “to promote our country’s integration process into NATO and the EU.” Opposition activists clashed […]
Tags: News, Georgia, Nato, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Salome Zurabishvili, VELISTSIKHE Georgia, EU Opposition


Jaguar Land Rover to 'axe up to 5,000 jobs'

Analysts say carmaker will outline job cuts in new year as part of drive to combat Brexit and falling sales Jaguar Land Rover is planning to announce thousands of job cuts in the new year as part of a £2.5bn savings plan to ward off the threat from Brexit, falling sales in China and a drop in demand for diesel cars.Britain’s biggest carmaker employs 40,000 in the UK and has already cut 1,000 temporary contract workers at its plant in Solihull, which builds Range Rovers and the Land Rover Discove...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, China, UK News, Britain, Job losses, Jaguar Land Rover, Automotive Industry, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Brexit, Range Rovers


‘Over My Dead Body.’ Rudy Giuliani Says Robert Mueller Will Never Interview President Trump

The White House has resisted answering any questions in the probe
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Turkey expects ‘concrete steps’ from US on cleric’s return

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister is expressing impatience with the United States for not extraditing a cleric whom the Turkish government alleges masterminded a failed 2016 coup. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during Sunday that Turkey has demanded the return of 84 suspects from the U.S., including Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. The cleric lives […]
Tags: News, US, Turkey, Ap, United States, Istanbul, Fethullah Gülen, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Kosovo president: Decision to form army ‘irreversible’

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s president says the decision to transform the country’s security force into an army is “irreversible” but assures neighboring Serbia it doesn’t have to worry about ethnic Serbs living in Kosovo. President Hashim Thaci held a briefing on Sunday before leaving for New York, where the United Nations Security Council is […]
Tags: New York, News, Serbia, Kosovo, United Nations Security Council, Pristina Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Trump Goes After NBC and ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Says Content ‘Should Be Tested in Courts’

WASHINGTON — President Trump went after “Saturday Night Live” and NBC on Sunday for what he said was the “real scandal of one-sided coverage.” He even suggested that the nature of their content “should be tested in courts,” in the latest of his threats to take legal action against media outlets. “A REAL scandal is […]
Tags: Politics, News, Nbc, Washington, Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin, Trump, President Trump


Police, anti-migration protesters clash at EU headquarters

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police have used tear gas and water cannons on demonstrators who assembled around the European Union’s headquarters in Brussels to protest the adoption of a United Nations migration pact. About 5,000 people gathered for a protest march on Sunday that local authorities initially banned for fear of violence. Belgium’s high court overturned […]
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Moscow police arrest least 5 protesters near security office

MOSCOW (AP) — A human rights activist says Moscow police have arrested at least five protesters at an unsanctioned rally outside the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor agency to the KGB. Oleg Yelanchik told the Interfax news agency that five people were arrested outside the building, while another three were arrested […]
Tags: News, Ap, Moscow, KGB, Interfax, Federal Security Service FSB, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Oleg Yelanchik


Blair claims May’s deal not in national interest amid public Brexit spat

Former PM says May has ‘heavy burden’ but the course she is pursuing ‘will not work’Tony Blair hit back against Theresa May on Sunday, after she accused him of “insulting” the office of prime minister, by advocating a second Brexit referendum to Britain’s negotiating partners.In a strongly-worded rebuke to the former Labour leader, the prime minister said on Saturday “for Tony Blair to go to Brussels and seek to undermine our negotiations by advocating for a second referendum is an insult to the...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tony Blair, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Blair, May


Giuliani: ‘Over my dead body’ will Mueller interview Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s attorney is categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller. Rudy Giuliani told “Fox News Sunday” that an interview would happen “over my dead body.” The special counsel, who is investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, has continued to ask […]
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Yellow vest protesters still block French traffic circles

PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest protesters are occupying dozens of traffic roundabouts in France, even as their movement for economic justice appears to be losing momentum on the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations. Some protesters remained Sunday despite a call by Interior Minister Christophe Castaner to free the traffic roundabouts. Eight people have died in […]
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