• Ukraine creates new Orthodox church, independent from Russian Federation

    Ukraine creates new Orthodox church, independent from Russian Federation

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    The new church head is close to the patriarch of Kiev, Filaret , who was excommunicated by Moscow for starting a dissident church in Ukraine in 1992 after the breakup of the Soviet Union. On November 25, Russian Federation conducted an act of war by firing on Ukrainian navy ships in the Black Sea, boarding and seizing the ships, and blockading Ukraine's ports at the Kerch Strait.
  • What is happening with Labour's no-confidence motion in Theresa May?

    What is happening with Labour's no-confidence motion in Theresa May?

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    But it's not clear when the vote will happen - nearly certainly not this year - or what impact it would have if passed. The Labour leader told the House of Commons he was bringing forward the action immediately after Theresa May said she planned to allow MPs to vote on her withdrawal agreement in January.
  • Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse

    Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse

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    Separately on Friday, the country's Supreme Court rejected Rajapaksa's bid for an injunction on a lower court's order that barred him and his cabinet from carrying out their roles in government. But Wickremesinghe refused to step down insisting that his sacking was illegal, leaving the Indian Ocean nation of 21 million people with two men claiming the premiership.
  • Sri Lanka's high court declares president's actions unlawful

    Sri Lanka's high court declares president's actions unlawful

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    The court verdict means parliament elections will be held as scheduled after February 2020 and raises the possibility of Wickremesinghe reinstated as prime minister since his coalition enjoys a majority in parliament. "We are happy that the court has upheld democratic values and shown the world that Parliament is supreme and democracy is really people's rule", he said.
  • Blame for the Marriott Hotel data breach pointed directly at China

    Blame for the Marriott Hotel data breach pointed directly at China

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    The recent data breach affecting millions of guests of the Marriott hotel chain was reportedly the work of a Chinese cyberespionage campaign, officials have claimed. and China. Beijing is now reeling over the arrest of Meng Wanzhou , the CFO of Chinese telecom giant Huawei and the daughter of the company's founder, over her alleged involvement in Iran sanction violations.
  • Trump threatens to shut down government over border wall funding

    Trump threatens to shut down government over border wall funding

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    It was the first time Trump met with Pelosi and Schumer since the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in November 6 congressional elections - a rocky start to the relationship the White House will have with the opposition party, with which it needs to deal to advance any priorities.
  • Accused Russian spy pleads guilty to conspiracy

    Accused Russian spy pleads guilty to conspiracy

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    Prosecutors have alleged that Butina, who received a graduate degree from American University in Washington and who publicly advocated for gun rights, sought to build relationships with influential conservative political groups, including the powerful National Rifle Association .
  • Varadkar stands firm as May cancels Brexit vote

    Varadkar stands firm as May cancels Brexit vote

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    Johnson made the comments in a column for the Daily Telegraph in which he called on the Prime Minister to "finally show some steel and determination" when it came to negotiations. "The question is how". Mr Juncker told MEPs the agreement was the "best deal possible" and the "only deal possible". "This will not happen: everyone has to note that the Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened".
  • 5 arrested as French police hunt gunman in attack that killed 2

    5 arrested as French police hunt gunman in attack that killed 2

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    It has been two days since the attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg , but police have still not caught the attacker. One French police official said security forces, including the elite Raid squad, were taking action based on a "supposition only" that Chekkat could be hiding in a nearby building.
  • Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Ofra Shooting Suspect

    Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Ofra Shooting Suspect

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    Two Border Police officers were stabbed and lightly wounded in a terror attack before dawn Thursday in the Old City of Jerusalem, before shooting dead their assailant, police and medics said. "The climate created by the policy of repeated intrusions into the cities, the provocations against the sovereignty of the president and the lack of a horizon for peace are what led to this" flare-up, Abbas said.
  • Trump's potential next chief of staff pick leaving White House

    Trump's potential next chief of staff pick leaving White House

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    The new hire was to be key to a West Wing reshuffle to shift focus toward the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats in control of the House. Rep. Matt Gaetz, Florida Republican and a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Mr. Meadows also could help the White House fend off attacks by people such as former FBI Director James Comey, whom Mr.
  • Brexit lawmakers panel slams May's deal in latest blow

    Brexit lawmakers panel slams May's deal in latest blow

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    Will Quince, a ministerial aide to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, hit out at the backstop plan to avoid a hard border with Ireland , saying it could result in the United Kingdom being "tied to the negotiating table for years, until we agree to anything in desperation" to get out of the situation.
  • The Debate - US Hamas Enmity

    The Debate - US Hamas Enmity

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    Kuwait had asked the assembly, on behalf of Arab countries, to require a two-thirds majority, which was narrowly endorsed by a vote of 75 in favor, including European Union countries, 72 against and 26 abstentions. Thursday's resolution does not only target Hamas, he said, but rather multinational support for the Palestinian people. And it reaffirms "unwavering support ...
  • Body of murdered British backpacker found, says New Zealand police

    Body of murdered British backpacker found, says New Zealand police

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    A full scene examination is now underway at a bush area on Scenic Drive, Waitakere Ranges in West Auckland. Detective Inspector Scott Beard said the body was found in bush off Scenic Drive. The last confirmed sighting of the 22-year-old was at 9.41pm the same day at the Citylife Hotel in central Auckland, when she was seen with a "male companion".
  • Trump golf club employs undocumented workers report

    Trump golf club employs undocumented workers report

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    Morales' journey from cultivating corn in rural Guatemala to fluffing pillows at an exclusive golf resort took her from the southwest border, where she said she crossed illegally in 1999, to the horse country of New Jersey, where she was hired at the Trump property in 2013 with documents she said were phony.
  • Taliban Being Used As Hedge Against India : US Officer

    Taliban Being Used As Hedge Against India : US Officer

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    Trump's request follows a month of often harsh presidential language about Pakistan . The assessment comes as both western-backed security forces and the Taliban have pushed to gain momentum as the U.S. McKenzie said that Afghan forces are still unable to effectively withstand the Taliban fighters, who now number about 60,000 in Afghanistan. U.S.
  • Luxembourg to make public transport FREE for everyone across the whole country

    Luxembourg to make public transport FREE for everyone across the whole country

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    Around 110,000 people live there but another 400,000 commute in for work every day, while almost 200,000 cross the border from neighbouring France, Belgium and Germany. A decision has yet to be taken on what to do about first- and second-class compartments on trains. Part of the cost will apparently be covered by removing a tax break for commuters, and will encourage a shift away from the use of private cars in Luxembourg, where traffic congestion is a serious problem, especially in the city ...
  • Senators Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Saudi Murder of Khashoggi

    Senators Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Saudi Murder of Khashoggi

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    Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, who supported the resolution , said last week that the Trump administration's weak response to Khashoggi's murder had damaged the nation's credibility overseas. Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said he is working with the group to modify the legislation in a way that could gain his support.
  • George HW Bush begins final journey to Washington before burial in Texas

    George HW Bush begins final journey to Washington before burial in Texas

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    There, he will join the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facility Dog Program. On Monday, George H.W. Bush's faithful service dog Sully made a final journey back to the USA capital with the late president. The picture was posted on Twitter by Bush's longtime aide and friend, Jim McGrath. The high court will be closed on Wednesday in recognition of the national day of mourning, rescheduling that day's oral arguments over Gamble v.
  • Chris Dawson charged with wife's murder

    Chris Dawson charged with wife's murder

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    The mystery case gained global media attention and a cult following, with The Teacher's Pet podcast trending internationally and attracting 27 million listeners around the world. Since then homicide squad detectives had gathered new evidence and it is thought the police case will in part rely on two witness statements uncovered by Teachers Pet.
  • Documents Show Facebook Using User Data as Leverage

    Documents Show Facebook Using User Data as Leverage

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    As part of the UK Parliament's investigation into Facebook, privacy, and disinformation, the documents, which date from 2012 to 2015, include select emails sent to representatives from Badoo, Airbnb, Netflix, and Lyft in which a Facebook executive tells someone from that company that they've been given access to certain APIs.