• Rod Rosenstein Expected To Leave Role
Rod Rosenstein Expected To Leave Role

At a news conference in December, Rosenstein said that Mueller's investigation would be "handled appropriately" no matter who is overseeing it. Early this morning ABC News broke the story that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would soon resign as the second in command at the Department of Justice.

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  • Thai police say they won't deport Saudi woman
Thai police say they won't deport Saudi woman

Earlier a Thai court dismissed an injunction to block Qunun's deportation, said human rights lawyer Nadthasiri Bergman, who filed the request. "She is now under the sovereignty of Thailand; no one and no embassy can force her to go anywhere", Surachate said according to BBC .

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  • Saudi woman's asylum bid challenges kingdom's reach overseas
Saudi woman's asylum bid challenges kingdom's reach overseas

In a video of the meeting, Saudi charge d'affaires Abdalelah Mohammed Alshuaibi could be heard telling Thai officials through a translator: "She opened a Twitter account and her followers grew to 45,000 within one day". The embassy, along with Thai officials, earlier said that al-Qunun was stopped by Thai authorities in Bangkok because she did ...

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  • Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader, visits China
Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader, visits China

Notably, Kim would be spending what is presumably his 35th birthday on January 8 in China. Previous year marked unprecedented progress in denuclearization talks, with Kim holding summits with Trump, Xi, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

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  • China: Man wounds 20 primary school children in Beijing attack
China: Man wounds 20 primary school children in Beijing attack

His contract was scheduled to end later this month, and although the school was discussing another job posting for Jia, he used a hammer and attacked students to "vent his resentment", Xicheng district mayor Wang Shaofeng said at a press conference late Tuesday.

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  • Trump to address nation about ‘crisis’ at wall
Trump to address nation about ‘crisis’ at wall

Trump tweets that he will address the nation at 9 p.m. The funding stalemate has shut down a fourth of the federal government, impacting 800,000 employees, either furloughed or working without pay. A Democratic aide said there was no progress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called the wall "immoral" and refuses to budge on providing taxpaye...

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  • Ukrainian Orthodox Church breaks away from Russian influence
Ukrainian Orthodox Church breaks away from Russian influence

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I has signed the Tomos of autocephaly for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) at St. George's Cathedral in Istanbul. Earlier this year, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople overruled its decision dating back to 1686 to transfer its jurisdiction over Kievan Orthodox churches (known as the Kievan Metro...

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  • Thirteen Canadian detained in China since Huawei’s CFO arrest: Canadian government
Thirteen Canadian detained in China since Huawei’s CFO arrest: Canadian government

Under Chinese criminal procedure law, special forms of detention and interrogation can be used for state security suspects. In an official statement, spokesperson Guillaume Bérubé said: "We can confirm that at least eight have been released".

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  • United States envoys due in Beijing for trade talks, China says
United States envoys due in Beijing for trade talks, China says

Its one-sentence announcement gave no other details of the agenda or who else would take part. So far, China and the United States have slapped tariffs on $300 billion worth of each other's goods. Instead of seeing this as a healthy sign that US consumers are flush enough to purchase goods from the country, Trump looked at the figures as though the...

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  • Suspect Charged With Murder In Jazmine Barnes’ Shooting
Suspect Charged With Murder In Jazmine Barnes’ Shooting

Prosecutors charged 20-year-old Eric Black Jr .in the December 30 death of Jazmine Barnes . Police say a tip led them to Black , who admitted to the crime. And NASA helped enhance this security video of the red truck the suspect was driving. He was arrested and is expected to be formally charged with capital murder on Monday.

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  • Warren tests anti-corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debut
Warren tests anti-corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debut

Warren has been an emerging national figure for more than a decade as an advocate for consumer protection, now a senator and a regular target of President Donald Trump . "But what I can do is I can be in this fight for all of our families". "I think that Warren has great ideas about how to get us out of that". Joe Rospars, who led former Preside...

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  • Trump mocks Elizabeth Warren again over Native American heritage
Trump mocks Elizabeth Warren again over Native American heritage

Tonight I told Rachel @Maddow : Every Democratic candidate for President in 2020 should link arms & pledge to run grassroots campaigns funded by the people. The real advantage of an exploratory committee is that it allows candidates two swings at the "presidential announcement" news cycle - first, when they announce their exploratory committee...

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  • Democrat makes profanity-laced vow to impeach Trump
Democrat makes profanity-laced vow to impeach Trump

Pelosi said in an interview on NBC's "Today" Thursday that politics will not play a role in whether Democrats decide to impeach the president . Video of the vulgar declaration drew a great deal of attention on Twitter . Speaking to reporters in the Rose Garden, Trump said Friday that he thought Tlaib's comments were "disgraceful". More t...

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  • Romney says Trump presidency causing global dismay
Romney says Trump presidency causing global dismay

Trump questioned whether Romney will be "a Flake", referring to outgoing Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake , who was a frequent critic of Trump. The stock market tumbled in December. Trump has remained in Washington , D.C., amid an ongoing shutdown of the federal government prompted by his insistence on funding for a southern border wall -...

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  • 'Sand and death': Donald Trump summarises Syria
'Sand and death': Donald Trump summarises Syria

Pompeo allayed Netanyahu's concerns about Trump's pullout from Syria, which is a source of concern for Israel, which is anxious about growing Iranian influence in Syria. Trump could change his mind at any moment and speed up the departure". The decision prompted Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to resign. "The last thing in the world we want is a w...

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  • Foreign involvement in Taiwan independence is 'intolerable,' China's Xi says
Foreign involvement in Taiwan independence is 'intolerable,' China's Xi says

A woman walks past a television in New Taipei City showing China's leader Xi Jinping making a speech commemorating the 40th anniversary of a message sent to Taiwan in 1979 . President Xi has taken steps to unify the two lands since becoming China's leader in 2012. The rival Nationalists set up their own government on the island about 160 kilom...

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  • Statewide Strike in Kerala Tomorrow Over Entry of Women Devotees in Shrine
Statewide Strike in Kerala Tomorrow Over Entry of Women Devotees in Shrine

Per the BBC, protesters have since attacked women who've attempted to enter the temple . But all turned back after facing threats and physical intimidation by protesters. "We walked two hours, entered the temple around 3.30am and did the darshan ", the woman said, referring to a ritual of standing in front of the temple's Hindu image.

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  • Russian Federation apartment blast kills at least seven, dozens missing
Russian Federation apartment blast kills at least seven, dozens missing

Some 110 people lived in the building, said the RIA news agency, citing the emergencies ministry. The video filmed by the emergency services, which have been working continuously since the early morning of December 31, shows half a dozen men carefully pulling out a pink-skinned child from a pile of deformed concrete and steel, before another resc...

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  • Van driver who ploughed into Tokyo pedestrians had 'intent to murder'
Van driver who ploughed into Tokyo pedestrians had 'intent to murder'

Police say the man is suspected of intentionally trying to kill people by ploughing the medium-sized van into crowds who had lined the streets to welcome in 2019. 1, 2019. Police declined to comment on the reports , saying such possible motives were still under investigation. One unnamed source revealed to Kyodo News that the suspect told poli...

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  • Chinese court orders new trial for Canadian in drug trafficking case
Chinese court orders new trial for Canadian in drug trafficking case

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, a Canadian citizen, will be put on trial by Northeast China's Liaoning Provincial High People's Court on drug smuggling charges, according to runsky, a website run by the Dalian Radio and Television Station, on Wednesday.

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