• IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria

    IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria

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    Islamic State has stepped up guerrilla attacks against USA -backed fighters in eastern Syria, pointing to the threat the jihadists will pose even after they lose their last enclave there, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Tuesday.
  • Trump orders Space Force to be established as part of Air Force

    Trump orders Space Force to be established as part of Air Force

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    Trump signed Space Policy Directive 4 , which puts in place the foundation for a legislative initiative that could establish a Space Force as a new military service comparable to the U.S. On its website, the Air Force describes itself as "the world's preeminent force in air, space and cyberspace", and says that those who join the "largest space program in the world" would "be part of a team responsible for everything from tracking satellites to assisting rocket launches".
  • Trump may have meddled in Cohen investigation

    Trump may have meddled in Cohen investigation

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    Whitaker denied the president's request, the Times reported, noting that Berman had been recused from the investigation. Asked by reporters in the Oval Office if he asked acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to change the leadership of the investigation, Trump responded: "No, never", and said the report was false.
  • Putin warns U.S. with new missiles aimed at Western capitals

    Putin warns U.S. with new missiles aimed at Western capitals

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    The longtime Russian leader warned Washington against deploying any new missiles in Europe following the collapse of a key Cold War-era treaty , saying Moscow would consider it a "serious threat". "Within this year (Russians) should feel changes", he said, promising a wide range of steps including new child benefits and lower taxes for larger families.
  • Andrew McCabe says its

    Andrew McCabe says its "possible" Trump is a Russian asset

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    McCabe is promoting his new book, " The Threat ", which paints a stark portrait of his time at the bureau under Trump, describing in vivid detail his version of interactions with top officials at the White House and Justice Department. "But I can tell you this: Lisa Page and Pete Strzok are good people who served this country well". He added that there is no doubt in his mind that the President is undermining the "effectiveness and strength" of government institutions.
  • European Union would not oppose extending Brexit talks, Juncker said

    European Union would not oppose extending Brexit talks, Juncker said

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    The Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) confirmed the discussions with Mr Barnier on Monday included the so-called "Malthouse compromise" being worked on by Tory MPs in the Alternative Arrangements Working Group. With a fresh series of House of Commons votes expected next week, Mrs May is looking for concessions that will enable her to get her deal through Parliament after it was comprehensively rejected by MPs in last month's "meaningful vote".
  • Trump Takes Back $1 Billion from California; Gavin Newsom Complains: 'Political Retribution'

    Trump Takes Back $1 Billion from California; Gavin Newsom Complains: 'Political Retribution'

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    Newsom said he planned to refocus the high-speed rail project to link Merced and Bakersfield, a Central California route that by auto can take up to three hours. The Federal Railroad Administration determined that the California High-Speed Rail Authority, the state-run organization tasked with overseeing the project "has materially failed to comply with the terms" of the agreement that promised $929m in federal funds for construction, Batory wrote in a letter to Brian Kelly, the authority's ...
  • A United Kingdom parliamentary committee has accused Facebook of being

    A United Kingdom parliamentary committee has accused Facebook of being "digital gangsters"

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    Britain's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee completed an 18-month investigation into Facebook's role in the spread of disinformation online. A report by British lawmakers has taken direct aim at Mark Zuckerberg . The 108-page report makes excoriating reading for the social media giant, which is accused of continuing to prioritise shareholders' profits over users' privacy rights.
  • Trump Officials Tried To Rush Nuclear Technology To Saudis, House Panel Finds

    Trump Officials Tried To Rush Nuclear Technology To Saudis, House Panel Finds

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    Per the Washington Post , the report , which was issued on Tuesday by House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), claims that top national security officials including former national security adviser H.R. John Eisenberg, the top NSC lawyer, had ordered the work halted because of concerns that Flynn could be breaking a conflict of interest law as he advised the consortium while serving on Trump's campaign and transition team, said the report, which is based on ...
  • Skiers 'buried in snow' as avalanche tears down Swiss mountain

    Skiers 'buried in snow' as avalanche tears down Swiss mountain

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    Skiers could be seen around the area of snow which had become displaced and go down the mountain, in an area which has seen temperatures rise in recent weeks. An alarm sounded shortly before 2:30 p.m., minutes after the avalanche hit the slope at Crans-Montana, which is located 114 miles east of Geneva , resort operator CMA said.
  • NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin affair

    NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin affair

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    Justin Trudeau's Liberal government was rocked Monday by the resignation of his principal secretary, Gerald Butts, amid allegations that the Prime Minister's Office interfered to prevent a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. In his statement , Butts writes positively of his relationship with Wilson-Raybould. Trudeau arrived at West Block for the cabinet meeting early on Tuesday and offered no comment on the departure of his closest adviser when asked by CTV News reporters both inside and ...
  • North Korea Faces

    North Korea Faces "Historic Turning Point": State Media Ahead Of Summit

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    Specifically, discussions on declaring an end to the 1950-53 Korean War could have been on the table, with Biegun last month saying Trump was "ready to end this war". Moon and Kim have held multiple summits in the past year and agreed to cooperate on everything from reducing border tensions to launching a joint bid for the 2032 Olympics.
  • Weather Authority: Chilly Tuesday ahead of snow, sleet Wednesday

    Weather Authority: Chilly Tuesday ahead of snow, sleet Wednesday

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    About 200 million Americans will be impacted by the storm, according to AccuWeather . Occasionally heavy snow is possible between 11pm and 5am. North and west of the metro could receive 1 to 2 inches. The early stages of a snow event can be the most risky because the roads are slick and drivers are caught unprepared. A winter storm watch is in effect from Wednesday morning through late Wednesday night for Central New Jersey and Bucks County.
  • Bernie Sanders Confirms 2020 Presidential Run

    Bernie Sanders Confirms 2020 Presidential Run

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    I wanted to let the people of the state of Vermont know about this first . "Only President Trump will keep America free, prosperous and safe", the statement reads. In a video announcing his candidacy , Sanders called Trump pathological liar and a racist. Sanders has been an unsparing critic of Trump, and in his email he called him "the most risky president in modern American history".
  • Winter Mix And Widespread Cold Rain Today

    Winter Mix And Widespread Cold Rain Today

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    Temperatures are in the 20s, but wind chills feel like the teens. Snow is expected to continue falling into Sunday evening. -Wednesday Late Morning. -6 a.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. Thursday for Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset counties in Central Jersey. The Wednesday morning commute will be impacted - with temperatures expected to hover in the mid to upper 20s, the snow/freezing rain will stick, making roads/highways streets and sidewalks extremely slick and unsafe for ...
  • Yemen's warring sides agree to pullback from Hodeidah

    Yemen's warring sides agree to pullback from Hodeidah

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    A United Nations statement late Sunday said the agreement by a committee - which includes members of Yemen's internationally recognized government and their adversaries, the Shiite Houthi rebels - came after two days of meeting behind the Hodeida front line.