• China court sentences Canadian to death as diplomatic row deepens
China court sentences Canadian to death as diplomatic row deepens

The Monday update of Canada's travel advisory for China comes after Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was given the death penalty on drug-smuggling charges after appealing the initial 15-year jail term. But China responded on Tuesday with a travel warning, saying a Chinese citizen has recently been "arbitrarily detained by law enforcement authoriti...

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  • The idea that Donald Trump could have worked for Russian Federation is stupid
The idea that Donald Trump could have worked for Russian Federation is stupid

Asked if Russia could release the minutes of Mr Trump's one-on-one negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Lavrov dismissed the idea, saying it defied the basic culture of diplomacy. The Interfax news agency later carried the foreign ministry's statement saying that Mr Whelan's brother was not in the Russian capital. Moscow's t...

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  • Trump White House sought strike plans against Iran
Trump White House sought strike plans against Iran

Although the Pentagon obeyed the request by the council, the Journal reported, it is unknown whether or not the plans for striking Iran were ever fully developed or even provided to the White House. The US blamed Iran for the attack, despite Tehran's categorical denial. According to the publication, it remains unclear whether President Don...

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  • US Soldiers Killed in IS-Claimed Syria Blast
US Soldiers Killed in IS-Claimed Syria Blast

Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency, citing unnamed local sources, said a number of US soldiers were injured in the blast and that the USA military evacuated soldiers by helicopter. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday's bombing, claimed by the Islamic State terror group, has left 20 dead, including five USA troops.

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  • Trump Goes Off On Comey: 'He's A Bad Cop, A Dirty Cop'
Trump Goes Off On Comey: 'He's A Bad Cop, A Dirty Cop'

Trump tweeted early Saturday that the report showed that the FBI leadership "opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof" after he had fired Comey. Trump has disparaged the newspaper reports, while characterizing himself as tough on Moscow. Officials wanted to know if Trump was 'acting at the behest of and somehow following di...

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  • Canadians warned about China’s ‘arbitrary’ laws after death sentence
Canadians warned about China’s ‘arbitrary’ laws after death sentence

China-Canada ties turned icy in early December after Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, was arrested in Vancouver on a U.S. Further escalating the diplomatic rift between Ottawa and Beijing, a Chinese spokesperson said earlier on Monday that Michael Kovrig , a former Canadian diplo...

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  • Democrats draft censure motions for Steve King over white supremacy comment
Democrats draft censure motions for Steve King over white supremacy comment

King told the Times . Steve King last week, pledged Sunday to take action against the Republican House member. He later said he is "simply a nationalist" and condemned "anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology" of white nationalism and white supremacy.

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  • Pompeo says good outcome possible for both Turkey and Syrian Kurds
Pompeo says good outcome possible for both Turkey and Syrian Kurds

ISTANBUL- President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Monday Turkey expected the United States to honor their strategic partnership after U.S. President Donald Trump warned it would devastate Turkey economically if they attack a Kurdish militia in Syria.

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  • Bus rams bus shelter: Dead and injured in Ottawa
Bus rams bus shelter: Dead and injured in Ottawa

The bus was towed away around 3:30 p.m. The investigation will take a long time and likely will mean the closure of the busway and nearby roads for at least many hours, Bordeleau said. "Our report indicates that twenty-three people were injured in the collision, some very seriously, and transported to the hospital". On Saturday Bordeleau clarifie...

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  • Graham says Trump isn't giving in on border wall
Graham says Trump isn't giving in on border wall

Today, 42 percent say they support a wall, up from 34 percent last January. Fifty-four percent of Americans oppose the idea, down from a high of 63 percent in 2018. Graham has been among the most outspoken Republicans pushing Trump to use his authority to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress and build the wall by tapping unspent ...

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  • Trump's very private meetings are a huge favor to Putin
Trump's very private meetings are a huge favor to Putin

One day after the New York Times made the claim, Pirro posed the question to Trump in an interview on Saturday night, asking: 'Are you now or have you ever worked for Russia , Mr. -Mexico border. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president's own actions constituted a possible threat to national security.

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  • Investigators piece together what happened in 3 months of Jayme Closs' captivity
Investigators piece together what happened in 3 months of Jayme Closs' captivity

It had been almost three months since she went missing from her home in Barron, where her parents were found dead. He was pulled over near where Jayme Closs was found and arrested thanks to a vehicle description she provided. After almost 90 days of being held against her will, Jayme Closs is finally home. The killing of Jayme's family and her ow...

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  • Withdrawal from Syria has begun
Withdrawal from Syria has begun

Earlier this week, however, United States national security adviser John Bolton said the USA would expect guarantees that the Kurds would be protected after American troops leave the area. Turkey regards the Kurd-dominated YPG units as an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK, which Ankara considers a terrorist organization.

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  • White House Responds to Bombshell NYT Trump-Russia Report: 'This Is Absurd'
White House Responds to Bombshell NYT Trump-Russia Report: 'This Is Absurd'

FBI agents and senior officials began to suspect connections between Trump and Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign but pushed off an investigation partially because they were unsure how to execute such a massive and sensitive operation, sources told the Times .

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  • Poland arrests Chinese businessman, Pole on spying charges
Poland arrests Chinese businessman, Pole on spying charges

The offices of both Huawei and Orange Polska have been searched by Poland's Internal Security Agency. Huawei told Reuters it was aware of the situation, but had no immediate comment. The FTC's argument that Qualcomm is allegedly harming competition, however, has frustrated some conservatives, who say not only does it appear the independent ...

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  • Saudi Woman Fleeing Family Travels to Canada for Asylum
Saudi Woman Fleeing Family Travels to Canada for Asylum

The UN refugee agency UNHCR had referred Ms Alqunun's protection request to Australia on Wednesday, though it had not been confirmed before now that Canada was also considering her case. "Rahaf temporarily suspended her #Twitter account because she has been receiving some very nasty, very real death threats". "It was her wish to go to Canada", Su...

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  • Teenager crashes into vehicle while trying Bird Box blindfold challenge
Teenager crashes into vehicle while trying Bird Box blindfold challenge

Police suspect that a recent viral challenge inspired by the popular Netflix horror movie Bird Box was responsible for a auto accident on Monday. "Honestly, I'm nearly embarrassed to have to say "Don't drive with your eyes covered", but you know apparently we do have to say that". "The stakes are just so high and it's just such a potentiall...

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  • Election runner-up Martin Fayulu rejects DR Congo poll result
Election runner-up Martin Fayulu rejects DR Congo poll result

And the losing candidate called the result a "robbery". "The electoral victory of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi is highly surprising, but the decision makes sense in the context of DRC's political dynamics", said Robert Besseling of EXX Intelligence, a risk consultancy on Africa.

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  • Barron County Sheriff's Department confirms that Jayme Closs has been found alive
Barron County Sheriff's Department confirms that Jayme Closs has been found alive

A suspect in the case has also been taken into custody. He said he first learned Jayme had been found while listening to a police scanner, adding that he heard Jayme was walking down the road and someone stopped near her. On Thursday night, Barron County's Sheriff, Chris Fitzgerald, announced the good news on the department's Twitter page. "Jayme...

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  • Mueller Suspects Manafort Gave 2016 Polling Data to Russian
Mueller Suspects Manafort Gave 2016 Polling Data to Russian

Manafort's lawyers appear to have made a mistake in the filing, allowing redacted portions to be revealed via copying and pasting the text into a new document. His attorneys added that "it is not surprising at all that Mr. Manafort was unable to recall specific details prior to having his recollection refreshed".

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