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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that although a third Canadian has been detained in China, he doesn't want to escalate the worldwide situation. "The real danger to China comes from Michael's arbitrary arrest and detention for these will have a chilling effect on people wanting to visit and engage with the country".
  • Little if any progress as partial government shutdown looms

    Little if any progress as partial government shutdown looms

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    She also hinted that the White House could fund the wall through means other than Congress. But Sanders on Tuesday said the administration has "other ways that we can get to that $US5 billion", marking a dramatic reversal in tone from the White House on the matter.
  • 2 police officers hit and killed by train in Chicago

    2 police officers hit and killed by train in Chicago

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    The two officers were struck by a passing train and killed instantly, Johnson said. Johnson said the officers were struck shortly after 6 p.m. As the two officers conducted surveillance, they "spotted a suspect scrambling up to the Metra tracks and were pursuing him when they were hit by an outbound South Shore train at the 103rd Street Rosemoor stop", police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
  • The Notably Corrupt Trump Foundation Is Forced to Shut Down

    The Notably Corrupt Trump Foundation Is Forced to Shut Down

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    Trump's agreement to dissolve his charity is a win for New York's attorney general. Underwood accused the Foundation of a "shocking pattern of illegality involving the Trump Foundation -- including unlawful coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing, and much more".
  • Instagram was bigger Russian election tool than Facebook

    Instagram was bigger Russian election tool than Facebook

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    At the same time , "Messaging to conservative and right-wing voters sought to do three things: repeat patriotic and anti-immigrant slogans; elicit outrage with posts about liberal appeasement of "others" at the expense of United States citizens, and encourage them to vote for Trump".
  • Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate position on Khashoggi: statement

    Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate position on Khashoggi: statement

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    US Senator Jack Reed, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said "the Pentagon will now recoup $331 million for US taxpayers from the Saudi-led coalition (SLC)". What do we know about Khashoggi's murder? The Saudi government has said it is investigating Khashoggi's death but its prosecutors have already absolved Mohammed of any responsibility.
  • Afghanistan hosts Pakistan and China for peace talks

    Afghanistan hosts Pakistan and China for peace talks

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    As well as establishing direct contacts with the Taliban, U.S. officials have stepped up efforts to win support from countries with an interest in Afghanistan, including Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. US officials have not yet specified that Khalilzad would travel to the meeting. The conflict there has become America's longest war. A Pakistani government official told news site Voice of America that the talks began in Abu Dhabi and the U.S.
  • Cong leader Sajjan Kumar gets life sentence in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

    Cong leader Sajjan Kumar gets life sentence in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

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    Kumar, now 73, was a member of parliament when almost 3,000 Sikhs died in the carnage that erupted for four days as rampaging mobs brutally attacked and killed members of the minority Sikh community and torched their businesses. He has until 31 December to surrender to police. "This court is of the view that the mass killings of Sikhs in Delhi and elsewhere in November 1984 were, in fact, "crimes against humanity".
  • North Korea condemns United States over sanctions

    North Korea condemns United States over sanctions

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    North Korea has warned that new U.S. sanctions against senior figures in the regime are a "deliberate provocation" that could derail its attempts to denuclearize, six months after its leader, Kim Jong-un held historic talks with Donald Trump .
  • The cost of Trump's tariffs on technology? US$1b a month

    The cost of Trump's tariffs on technology? US$1b a month

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    He also said China's position has been weakened by the economic impact of the tariffs war with America. As Washington and Beijing are trying to negotiate a trade deal amid a three-month trade truce, China confirmed on Friday that it would suspend for three months as of January 1 the planned 25-percent tariffs on 144 vehicles and auto parts made in the United States and 5-percent tariffs on another 67 car items.
  • President Trump’s Interior Chief to step down

    President Trump’s Interior Chief to step down

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    Zinke has worked with the Trump administration's business-friendly agenda as he aimed to develop oil, coal and natural gas on public lands. "We urge President Trump to name a new secretary of Interior who would restore not only integrity and honor to the office but deliver on the conservation leadership Americans expect and that future generations deserve", Kolton said in a statement .
  • PM under pressure as Corbyn threatens no-confidence vote

    PM under pressure as Corbyn threatens no-confidence vote

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    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn . "If that were not to be successful, we do need to have agreement - we can't just have continuing uncertainty, and I think Parliament should be invited to say what it would agree with, and that's something that I think businesses up and down the country would expect elected members to take responsibility, rather than just be critics".
  • Ex-FBI director Comey rips into Republicans over Trump's lies

    Ex-FBI director Comey rips into Republicans over Trump's lies

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    Meadows raised questions about when Comey learned that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC had paid for the dossier written by Christopher Steele. Asked later if he had confidence in acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Comey said "no comment". The two-part interview has one benefit for lawmakers: Two new documents have been released since Comey last appeared earlier this month.