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 2019-12-10 02:58 

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Democrats Expected to Unveil Articles of Impeachment...

Leading House Democrats are preparing to announce articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump early Tuesday.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with the chairmen of various House committees late Monday after the House Judiciary Committee wrappe...

 2019-12-10 02:34 

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'Pigs, Hands Off the Theater' - Hungarians Protest for Artistic Freedom...

Hungary's government submitted plans to parliament on Monday to tighten its control over theaters, triggering protests from actors and audiences who feel that artistic freedom is under threat.On a cold wet day, about 1,000 to 2,000 people demonstrated...

 2019-12-10 02:01 

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Backstory - As a Riot Rages, a Smartly-dressed Chilean Sips His Soda...

Wearing dark glasses, a suit and tie and sipping on a soda, the smartly-dressed Chilean standing on a Santiago boulevard looks surprisingly nonchalant about the tumult around him, with riot police chasing down masked protesters.Chile';s protests began ...

 2019-12-10 01:51 

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US Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Political Ad Law...

A Maryland law approved by state legislators to prevent foreign interference in local elections is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled.A three-judge panel of the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Cir...

 2019-12-10 01:47 

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Russia, Ukraine Leaders Agree on Ceasefire Following Four-Way Talks in Paris...

Russian and Ukrainian leaders agreed to implement a ceasefire and a prisoners' swap by years end, following four-way talks in Paris on Monday that also included France and Germany. The four heads of state said they had made progress and that just talk...

 2019-12-09 23:42 

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Trump to Welcome Russian Foreign Minister to Washington...

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 2019-12-09 23:21 

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Britain Set for Crunch Election, But Brexit Agony Will Likely Continue...

Britain's political leaders are making a final push for votes ahead of Thursday's general election, which has been dominated by the issue of Britain's exit from the European Union.A new report from analyst group The UK in a Changing Europe at ...

 2019-12-09 22:25 

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Troops That Defied Maduro Have Fled Venezuela...

For seven nerve-wracking months, they slept through the day in cramped quarters on cold floors, while spending their nights in prayer, keeping fit with dumbbells made from water jugs and peering through the diplomatic compound's curtains for fear of s...

 2019-12-09 22:04 

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Reports: Trump, House Democrats Close to Deal on Revisions to Trade Deal...

News reports say House Democrats and the White House are close to agreeing on changes to a trade deal that the United States, Canada and Mexico signed last year but have not ratified.The United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement, known as the USMCA, would rep...

 2019-12-09 21:43 

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US Border Apprehensions Drop for Sixth Month...

U.S. officials reported a sixth consecutive month of decreased apprehensions at the country's border with Mexico, bringing November more in line with the historical average, after a significant increase that started about a year ago.The drop from 51,8...

 2019-12-09 20:44 

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Russia Banned From Competition for 4 Years Over Continuing Doping Scandal...

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unanimously voted Monday to ban Russia from the Olympic Games, the World Cup and other international sporting competitions for the next four years.WADA officials say the punishment reflects their growing exasperation ov...

 2019-12-09 20:39 

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Amazon Blames Trump For Loss of Pentagon Contract...

Amazon accused U.S. President Donald Trump of using...

 2019-12-09 20:29 

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Russia Banned from Competition for Four Years Over Continued Doping Scandal...

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unanimously voted Monday to ban Russia from the Olympic Games, the World Cup and other international sporting competitions for the next four years.WADA officials say the punishment reflects their growing exasperation ov...

 2019-12-09 20:15 

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Washington Post: Government Study Shows US Officials Misled Public on Afghan War...

The Washington Post newspaper has published a trove of government documents that reveal senior U.S. officials misled the public about the 18-year war in Afghanistan by making overly optimistic pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding evidence that ...

 2019-12-09 20:10 

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Cyberattack Downs Florida City Computers at Site of Navy Base Attack...

Federal authorities are investigating a cyberattack on the city of Pensacola, Florida, home to the naval air station where a Saudi flight student killed three sailors and wounded eight others on Friday. A spokeswoman for the city said federal authorities ...

 2019-12-09 19:28 

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IG Report: FBI Was Justified in Opening Russia Probe...

The U.S. Justice Department's inspector general says FBI leaders were justified in opening an inquiry into alleged ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian operatives, saying investigators found no evidence that the probe was political...

 2019-12-09 19:10 

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Sudanese PM Calls His Country a 'Success Story in the Making,' Asks World for Help...

During his recent visit to Washington, Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said one goal looms above all others as he leads the country's transitional government: bringing peace to the war-ravaged nation. "Our number one top priority is to s...

 2019-12-09 18:52 

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Trump, Dems in Tentative Deal on North American Trade Pact...

House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President Donald Trump. That's according to a Democratic aide not authorized...

 2019-12-09 18:23 

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Trump, Saudi Crown Prince Vow Cooperation on Probe Into Naval Base Shooting...

U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman vowed to cooperate on investigating a shooting at a U.S....

 2019-12-09 18:16 

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Russia Probe Report Finds No Evidence of Political Bias...

A watchdog report on the Russia probe finds no evidence of political bias, despite performance failures, according to a summary obtained by The Associated Press.The report, by the Justice Department inspector general, also found 17 'significant errors...

 2019-12-09 17:40 

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Putin, Zelenskiy Meet in Bid to Bring Peace to Eastern Ukraine...

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, are meeting for the first time in Paris for long-awaited talks on resolving the military conflict in eastern Ukraine that has left more than 13,000 people dead since 2014...

 2019-12-09 17:00 

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Amazon Says Trump's 'Improper Pressure' Doomed Pentagon Bid...

Amazon says President Donald Trump's "improper pressure" and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract.The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing contract to Microsoft in October. Amazon argues in a ...

 2019-12-09 16:39 

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Democrats, Republicans Lay Out Sharply Divergent Views on Trump Impeachment...

Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee laid out sharply divergent views Monday for and against the impeachment of President Donald Trump.The Judiciary Committee hearing on the allegations against Trump is a rare moment in ...

 2019-12-09 15:58 

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Watchdog Expected to Find Russia Probe Valid Despite Flaws...

The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump's claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. Bu...

 2019-12-09 15:27 

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Quake Rattles Tuscany, No Injuries Reported...

An earthquake struck Tuscany north of Florence on Monday, sending frightened people into the street in the middle of the night, opening up cracks in walls and damaging a church.Mayors of towns in the area near the Appennine mountains known as Mugello said...

 2019-12-09 15:15 

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'Washington Post' Publishes Government Study on Afghan War Revealing US Officials Misled Public About Conflict...

The Washington Post newspaper has published a trove of government documents that reveal senior U.S. officials misled the public about the 18-year war in Afghanistan by making overly optimistic pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding evidence that ...

 2019-12-09 14:42 

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House Judiciary Committee Hears Evidence as Impeachment Vote Nears...

The push by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump resumes Monday as the Judiciary Committee hears testimony from Democratic and Republican lawyers about the case for and against the American leader.The panel is d...

 2019-12-09 14:12 

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Greta Asks Media to Focus on Other Young Climate Activists...

Celebrity environmentalist Greta Thunberg is urging media to pay more attention to other young climate activists. The 16-year-old Swede has drawn huge crowds with her appearances at protests and conferences over the past year. "Our stories have been t...

 2019-12-09 14:02 

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Cheney Warns Disengagement in Mideast Benefits Iran, Russia...

Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned Monday that "American disengagement" in the Middle East will benefit only Iran and Russia, indirectly criticizing President Donald Trump's pledges to pull forces out of the region. While stressing that ...

 2019-12-09 13:34 

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4 Rockets Hit Military Base Near Baghdad Airport...

Four Katyusha rockets hit a military base near Baghdad International Airport early on Monday, wounding at least six soldiers, Iraqi security officials said. It was the latest incident in a series of rocket attacks in recent weeks. Iraqi security forces di...

 2019-12-09 13:17 

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Amid Trump Impeachment Fury, US and Russia Expected to Talk Arms Control...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov heads to Washington for hastily scheduled meetings with U.S....

 2019-12-09 13:06 

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N. Korea Calls US President 'Heedless and Erratic Old Man'...

North Korea addressed new insults to U.S. President Donald Trump Monday, calling him a "heedless and erratic old man."Pyongyang was responding to a Trump tweet saying that "Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actu...

 2019-12-09 12:42 

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Russia Banned From Olympics, Major Events For 4 Years Over Doping...

The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) executive committee has sent a...

 2019-12-09 12:32 

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Taliban Bomber Kills 9 Afghan Soldiers in Helmand...

A Taliban suicide bomber Monday detonated his explosives-laden vehicle near a military base in southern Afghanistan, killing at least nine soldiers and injuring several others.Officials said the insurgent bombing occurred near the center of Nad Ali distri...

 2019-12-09 10:41 

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House Judiciary Committee to Hear Evidence as Impeachment Vote Nears...

Democratic and Republican lawyers are set to present evidence Monday to members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee as the panel moves toward a possible vote this week on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.The hearing is scheduled to...

 2019-12-09 10:35 

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North Korea Calls Trump 'Erratic' Old Man Over Tweets...

North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a...

 2019-12-09 04:29 

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Biden Campaign Attacks Trump Policy on Saudi Arabia, North Korea...

Democrat Joe Biden's presidential campaign launched new attacks on Donald Trump on Sunday, advocating a reevaluation of U.S.-Saudi relations and calling North Korea's apparent weapons test a...

 2019-12-09 02:39 

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US Confirms Washington Visit by Russian Foreign Minister...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will welcome his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday -- the Russian's first visit to Washington since a controversial 2017 meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, the State Department announced.The brief ...

 2019-12-09 01:52 

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Health Experts Warn of Emerging Threat of Nipah Virus...

A deadly virus called Nipah carried by bats has already caused human outbreaks across South and South East Asia and has...

 2019-12-09 01:13 

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Watchdog Expected to Find Russia Probe Valid, Despite Flaws...

The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump's claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. Bu...

 2019-12-08 23:19 

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Russian, Syrian Regime Forces Step Up Attacks on Rebel Stronghold Idlib...

A recent military escalation by Russian and Syrian government forces in the rebel-held northwestern Syrian province of Idlib is likely to continue in the coming weeks, experts say.On Saturday, a series of airstrikes and barrel bombings carried out by Russ...

 2019-12-08 22:39 

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North Dakota County May Become US's 1st to Bar New Refugees...

Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and left him eternally grateful to the country that took him in....

 2019-12-08 20:38 

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Philippines Bamboo Entrepreneur Digs In on Poverty and Climate Threats...

Mark Sultan Gersava grew up in poverty, one of 12 children of a slash-and-burn subsistence farmer in the Philippines province of Sultan Kudarat.Today he is the...

 2019-12-08 20:37 

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Don't Cede Too Much for Peace at Paris Talks, Ukrainians Tell President...

Thousands of people gathered in the center of Kyiv on Sunday to send a message to Ukraine's president, who meets his Russian counterpart on Monday, that Ukrainians will not accept a peace deal at the cost of the country's independence and sovereig...

 2019-12-08 20:13 

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Trump Warns North Korea's Kim on Hostile Actions...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un against hostile military actions, even as Pyongyang announced it had conducted...

 2019-12-08 19:48 

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FBI Investigating Shooting at US Naval Base as Terrorism...

The FBI is investigating the fatal shooting at a Naval base in Florida as an act of terrorism, a special agent said Sunday.Rachel Rojas, special agent in charge of the FBI's Jacksonville office, told a news conference Sunday that the investigation was...

 2019-12-08 19:17 

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US Defense Secretary Calls for More Security at Military Bases After Deadly Shooting...

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that he has instructed the armed forces to review their screening processes of foreign soldiers following a deadly shooting at a U.S. naval base in Florida.Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Esper said one of the fi...

 2019-12-08 18:03 

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Nadler: 'Rock Solid Case' for Trump's Impeachment...

The leader of the House of Representatives committee weighing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump contended Sunday that there is a...

 2019-12-08 16:46 

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US Defense Secretary Calls for Security Military Bases After Deadly Shooting...

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that he has instructed the armed forces to review their screening processes of foreign soldiers following a deadly shooting at a U.S. naval base in Florida.Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Esper said one of the fi...

 2019-12-08 16:44 

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Analysts: Risks Are High for Paris Summit on Ukraine...

Five years after Kremlin-backed separatists seized power in Ukraine's Donbas region, leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Paris December 9 in a bid to revive efforts for a peaceful resolution to a conflict that's left more t...

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