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As the march converged on Bastille, small groups of protesters formed makeshift barriers, lit fires and threw projectiles at police , who responded with tear gas and water canon, television footage showed. This week some Yellow Vest leaders are trying to keep up momentum by holding protests after dark as well as during the day. There was a "verbal exchange" that escalated to physical violence in the middle of Main Street, police say.
  • Greek parliament approves Macedonia name change deal

    Greek parliament approves Macedonia name change deal

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    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras , who hammered out the deal with his Macedonian counterpart a year ago, secured enough votes to scrape the vote through a deeply-divided parliament on the third day of a debate fraught with emotion, anger and cries of betrayal.
  • After surrendering in shutdown standoff, Donald Trump again vows to build wall

    After surrendering in shutdown standoff, Donald Trump again vows to build wall

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    Announcing a temporary end to the longest government shutdown in United States history on Friday, the president said the fight for funding was not over. The government shutdown has dwindled into a pro and con debate revolving around the effectiveness and efficiency of a border wall, and anyone who denies the importance and urgency of border security is an easy target of being unpatriotic.
  • Xi is danger to freedom: Billionaire Soros

    Xi is danger to freedom: Billionaire Soros

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    China , he added, was not the only authoritarian regime in the world, but it was the wealthiest, strongest and most developed in machine learning and AI. Soros dwelt on concerns in the West about Chinese tech giants ZTE and Huawei, as countries roll out next-generation 5G wireless networks . Both companies have denied accusations that they pose a security threat.
  • Floridas state secretary resigns after blackface photo surfaces

    Floridas state secretary resigns after blackface photo surfaces

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    Ron DeSantis , who has been trying to bridge racial divides after a bitterly fought election against a Democrat who was seeking to become the state's first black governor. As of Thursday afternoon, Ertel was already listed as a former secretary of state on the Department of State's website. The governor's office accepted Ertel's resignation shortly after seeing the photos, the newspaper reported.
  • Huawei executive has strong case to fight extradition - Canadian envoy

    Huawei executive has strong case to fight extradition - Canadian envoy

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    Ottawa is also locked in a bilateral dispute with China after Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, on a USA extradition request. "That's pretty bad form for a Canadian ambassador", he said. "We will continue to pursue the extradition of defendant Ms Meng Wanzhou, and will meet all deadlines set by the US/Canada Extradition Treaty", said US Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi on Tuesday.
  • USA plans to start sending some asylum seekers back to Mexico

    USA plans to start sending some asylum seekers back to Mexico

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    Three hundred sixty-five days a year, 70,000 passenger vehicles, 20,000 pedestrians, and 4,000 commercial trucks cross back and forth. Under a policy dubbed the Migrant Protection Protocols, announced on December 20, the United States will return non-Mexican migrants who cross the US southern border back to Mexico while their asylum requests are processed in USA immigration courts.
  • Countdown to ISRO launch of PSLV-C44 today

    Countdown to ISRO launch of PSLV-C44 today

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    ISRO has shied away from sharing details of the spacecraft or its uses as it does routinely each time during its missions; except to say the satellite would be placed within 15 minutes after take-off in a polar orbit 274 km away from Earth.
  • Commerce chief asks why furloughed workers using food banks

    Commerce chief asks why furloughed workers using food banks

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    The U.S. and China are "miles and miles" away from coming to agreement on a broader trade deal , Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday, an admission that comes as other White House officials voice optimism that a deal can be reached before the March 1 deadline.
  • Venezuela's choice is freedom or mayhem — Pompeo tells UN

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    In heated back-and-forth exchanges at a United Nations Security Council meeting, the opposing camp led by Venezuela and Russian Federation, which has invested heavily in Venezuela's oil industry, accused Washington of attempting a coup, and lambasted Europeans' demand that elections be called within eight days.
  • Canada ramps up pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

    Canada ramps up pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

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    Saturday's meeting was requested by the United States and some other countries. Maduro, who has led the oil-rich nation since 2013 and has the support of the armed forces, has refused to stand down. He had one high-profile success on Saturday, when Venezuela's top military diplomat to the United States, Colonel Jose Luis Silva, recognized the young leader and broke with Maduro.
  • Trump agrees to postpone State of the Union over government shutdown

    Trump agrees to postpone State of the Union over government shutdown

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    Mr Trump was scheduled to do the annual address to both houses of Congress next Tuesday. In a tweet Sunday, Trump wrote that he was "still thinking about the State of the Union speech", and that there were "so many options - including doing it as per your written offer (made during the Shutdown , security is no problem), and my written acceptance".
  • Dead In Louisiana Shooting, Search For Suspected Gunman Underway

    Dead In Louisiana Shooting, Search For Suspected Gunman Underway

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    Authorities are on the hunt for a 21-year-old Louisiana man following two shootings that led to the deaths of his parents and three others. The sheriff's office identified Dakota Theriot as the suspect in those killings . Webre added that although Theriot doesn't seem to be targeting anyone else, he is "an armed and risky guy, so anybody who he comes in contact with could be a target".
  • Michael Cohen: Senate committee subpoenas former Trump attorney

    Michael Cohen: Senate committee subpoenas former Trump attorney

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    A comment that appeared to be a warning toward Cohen about his father-in-law accompanied that tweet by Trump. A Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has subpoenaed President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , and Cohen intends to comply with the interview demand next month, his attorney said Thursday.