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Global News Warren regains footing in Iowa blitz
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Elizabeth Warren has hired Barack Obama's former chief digital strategist to help lead her emerging 2020 presidential campaign and has also recruited a Democratic operative with deep experience in Southern politics ahead of a long primary.

Global News Syria withdrawal hinges on Kurdish allies’ safety, Bolton says
Author: 0 Syria withdrawal hinges on Kurdish allies’ safety, Bolton says

Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS/NewscomPresident Donald Trump's abrupt announcement in late December that the United States would be ending its involvement in Syria's long-running, bloody civil war received cheers from non-interventionists, but subsequent comments from senior administration officials have cast doubt on the chances that USA troops will be out of the country anytime soon.

Global News North Korea's Kim Jong-un visits China's Xi Jinping
Author: 0 North Korea's Kim Jong-un visits China's Xi Jinping

President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. US President Donald Trump on Sunday said he has been in indirect contact with Kim Jong-un and his talks with the North Korean leader have averted a major war in Asia. Tuesday also marks Kim Jong Un's supposed birthday, which North Korean officials have never confirmed or publicly acknowledged. In his annual New Year's speech last week, Mr Kim said he was committed to denuclearisation, but warned that he would change ...

Global News Saudi prosecutors seek death penalty for 5 suspects in Khashoggi murder case
Author: 0 Saudi prosecutors seek death penalty for 5 suspects in Khashoggi murder case

The episode in question features Minhaj blasting Saudi Arabia over the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the country's role in the Yemen civil war. Turkish security officials have kept up a slow leak of videos, photographs and morbid details surrounding Khashoggi's slaying to pressure the kingdom, as the two US-allied countries vie for influence over the wider Middle East.

Global News Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Keeps Firing Back at Her Haters
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Ocasio-Cortez is a favorite among American progressives, having burst into the public consciousness after beating a Democratic Party stalwart in her first political race, New York´s June primary. Ocasio-Cortez has 1.88 million followers to Pelosi's 1.85 million. When an eight-year-old video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing on a rooftop took Twitter by storm the day before she was sworn in as the youngest woman in Congress, she joined a grand tradition.

Global News Collins says Senate should consider bills to reopen government
Author: 0 Collins says Senate should consider bills to reopen government

We have to build a wall, we have to build a barrier. As Democrats prepare a flurry of investigations into the conduct of Mr. Trump and the ties between Russian Federation and his presidency and campaign - and as much of the Democratic base and some of the members of the House Democratic caucus clamour to begin impeachment procedures - the fraught relationship between the White House on the one hand and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer on the other is ...

Global News Five teenage girls die trapped in Escape Room after fire breaks out
Author: 0 Five teenage girls die trapped in Escape Room after fire breaks out

The condition of the injured man is now unknown. Gasiorowski said the fire probably broke out in the reception room and blocked the employee's way to evacuate the girls. Previously, there was no official requirement for fire safety certificates at such locations. Students and residents attended a Catholic Mass on Saturday noon at the local church.

Global News Sen. Warren Announces 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee
Author: 0 Sen. Warren Announces 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee

The progressive Democrat had announced on New Year's Eve that she was going to challenge the president in his re-election bid in 2020. For someone known for her ability to rouse crowds with her takedowns of Wall Street and Trump, Warren ignited her audience in Iowa by promising, in her trademark style, to "persist".

Global News Dems ‘Refused’ To Even Listen To Border Security Briefing At White House
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At a cabinet meeting Wednesday afternoon, the president brushed aside criticism that a wall is an old-fashioned and overly costly approach to border security. On Tuesday morning, Mr Trump tweeted: "The Democrats, much as I suspected, have allocated no money for a new Wall". Trump's statement on crossings contradicts the Department of Homeland Security.

Global News I will rid Brazil of corruption, Bolsonaro vows at swearing in
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Bolsonaro was sworn in as at president on Tuesday, promising to overhaul the country's economy and bring about sweeping social change. The president says the South African government is ready to expand on the already fruitful bilateral relations aimed at advancing cooperation in all areas.

Global News Toyko driver arrested after 'deliberately crashing' into New Year revellers
Author: 0 Toyko driver arrested after 'deliberately crashing' into New Year revellers

Nine people were injured in the attack. NHK World said the street, which had been closed to traffic, was packed with people paying a New Year's visit to the Meiji Shrine, which is supposed to bring good luck. Police arrested Kazuhiro Kusakabe, 21, on suspicion of attempted murder. Teenagers and adults in their 50s are among the victims, according to RT.

Global News Congress, BJP Hit out at Pinarayi VIjayan as Women Enter Sabarimala Temple
Author: 0 Congress, BJP Hit out at Pinarayi VIjayan as Women Enter Sabarimala Temple

Mobile phone footage aired by Indian news channel ANI showed two women wearing full-face veils hurriedly entering the shrine in the early hours of the morning. Police have clashed with devotees supporting the ban and have arrested more than 2,000 people. Kerala has become the venue of an angry showdown between Hindu traditionalists and supporters of September's supreme court ruling which ended a longstanding ban on women aged between 10 and 50.

Global News Pompeo to meet Netanyahu in Brazil after Syria decision
Author: 0 Pompeo to meet Netanyahu in Brazil after Syria decision

However there was no mention of Bolsonaro's post-election declaration - later walked back - that he meant to follow Trump in moving his country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. "We want to be your partners in this effort, we think our cooperation can give both our people tremendous benefits - in the economy, employment, security, agriculture, water, industry, in every domain of human endeavor".

Global News Gunman fires on vehicle full of girls in Houston, killing child
Author: 0 Gunman fires on vehicle full of girls in Houston, killing child

Her mother, LaPorsha Washington , 30, was shot in the arm and was taken to the hospital. Another child in the auto suffered minor injuries from glass fragments. "So senseless. It's never easy, and extra hard during the holiday season", Gonzalez tweeted. The suspect in the shooting remains at large. It also wasn't immediately clear what prompted the shooting Sunday morning.

Global News China release detained Canadian women
Author: 0 China release detained Canadian women

Many observers believe the detentions of the two Canadians were in response to Canada's arrest of Meng Wanzhou , the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. According to previous reporting from Global News, McIver received an administrative penalty for illegal employment, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing.

Global News Channel migrants: UK Minister defends handling of 'crisis'
Author: 0 Channel migrants: UK Minister defends handling of 'crisis'

But Mr Javid faced accusations of over-egging the scale of the problem, with shadow home secretary Diane Abbott telling the Guardian: "There's no question that with Brexit, and also with the approach of the meaningful vote in January, people are being whipped up about migration issues, because the Government thinks this is the best way of frightening people to vote for their deal".

Global News UAE Reopen Damascus Embassy after 7 years
Author: 0 UAE Reopen Damascus Embassy after 7 years

UAE had closed its Embassy in the early years of the Syrian conflict. UAE's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that "the step confirms that the UAE government is keen to restore relations between the two brotherly countries back to normal".

Global News Govt Has Been 'Sidelined' From Peace Talks: Ibrahimi
Author: 0 Govt Has Been 'Sidelined' From Peace Talks: Ibrahimi

The fifth round of talks between the U.S. officials and Taliban representatives will be held in Jeddah within the next few days. Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, the Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, Lower House of Parliament, who is also member of the High Advisory Board for Peace, said the Afghan government has been "sidelined" from the peace talks .

Global News Trump threatens to shutdown United States border with Mexico
Author: 0 Trump threatens to shutdown United States border with Mexico

He instead pushed back on threats directed at the border. House Democrats are considering one strategy that may temporarily reopen the government until February 8th. Since then, he has sought to blame Democrats, though he has spent little time during the past week trying to win over public sentiment. Trump spoke about the wall funding fight during his visit to US troops in Iraq on Wednesday, but he has not made a public statement about it since he returned, other than on Twitter.

Global News Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza pyramids, kills two
Author: 0 Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza pyramids, kills two

The damaged tourist bus after a roadside bomb in an area near the Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt , Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. According to statement issued by Egypt's interior ministry, the explosion came due to primitive explosive device. "We stand with all Egyptians in the fight against terrorism and support the Egyptian government in bringing the perpetrators of this attack to justice", State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said.

Global News Feinstein requests hearing after 2 migrant children die in custody
Author: 0 Feinstein requests hearing after 2 migrant children die in custody

The CBP news release says the Department of Homeland Security is experiencing "a dramatic increase in unaccompanied children and family units arriving at our borders illegally or without authorization", and per law, holds such individuals at federal facilities until they are deported or released into the United States with a notice to appear in court.

Global News California officer killing suspect in USA illegally
Author: 0 California officer killing suspect in USA illegally

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said Arriaga, who was in the country illegally , was making his way to the U.S. -Mexico border to flee the country. "This suspect is in our country illegally". "Officer Singh's handcuffs were brought down, and they're on that guy for his trip home", Youngblood said.

Global News 4.8 magnitude quake hits near Sicily's Mount Etna
Author: 0 4.8 magnitude quake hits near Sicily's Mount Etna

About 30 people suffered injuries, mostly from falling masonry as they fled from their homes, officials said. Ten people have been injured in Italy after an quake triggered by Mount Etna rocked the region. Pictures of damaged buildings have been posted on social media. In recent days the eruption has been shooting volcanic ash, heavy smoke and lava which is flowing down an uninhabited side of the mountain.

Global News No wall? Then 'southern border' to be closed
Author: 0 No wall? Then 'southern border' to be closed

Trejo was not shy about expressing his feelings towards Trump's plan after he was asked his thoughts on the President's demand for border wall funding and the government shutdown. He has also repeatedly threatened to cut off USA aid to countries he deems insufficient partners in combating illegal immigration , but has thus far failed to follow through with those threats.

Global News Michelle Obama tops Hillary Clinton as America's most admired woman
Author: 0 Michelle Obama tops Hillary Clinton as America's most admired woman

Obama's rising national profile is likely due in no small part to the deeply personal best-selling memoir, " Becoming ", released by the former first lady this year. Nineteen percent of those polled said Barack Obama was the man they admired most. Republicans chose Trump (9 percent), followed by Obama and Winfrey at 5 percent, and Hillary Clinton at less than 0.5 percent.

Global News Trump makes false claim to troops about pay
Author: 0 Trump makes false claim to troops about pay

Trump's pay raise was 2.4 percent, in line with similar raises that have been provided every year over the past decade. " CNN & others within the Fake News Universe were going wild about my signing MAGA hats for our military in Iraq and Germany ", Trump tweeted .

Global News Trump ready to sign executive order that would bar Huawei, ZTE purchases
Author: 0 Trump ready to sign executive order that would bar Huawei, ZTE purchases

The executive order doesn't name Huawei and ZTE , instead, it directs Commerce Department to block USA companies from buying equipment from foreign telecommunication makers that pose major national security risks. "This, in reality, is undoubtedly shutting oneself off, rather than being the door to openness, progress and fairness". Huawei and ZTE are two of China's largest makers of telecoms equipment .

Global News White House, congressional Democrats see no deal on shutdown
Author: 0 White House, congressional Democrats see no deal on shutdown

There are enough Republican and Democratic votes in the House and Senate to pass a bill that funds the government without money for Trump's anti-Mexican Night's Watch border wall. Candice Nesbitt, 51, has worked for 1 ½ years for the U.S. Coast Guard, the only branch of the military affected by the shutdown . Having failed to procure wall funding when his party controlled both houses of Congress, it was unclear how Trump meant to carry the day with Democrats partially in charge.

Author: 0 Transformer explosion at NYC power plant lights up night sky

Nearby LaGuardia Airport grounded all flights for about 30 minutes in order to do an airport inspection, according to the FAA. The explosions lit up the sky in shades of blue. The cause of the incident was being investigated , it said. "Con Edison has been in contact with officials at LaGuardia Airport, which switched to backup generation at the time of the transmission disturbance".

Global News Winter storm to continue through the night
Author: 0 Winter storm to continue through the night

The storm was expected to drop more than a foot of snow in the region before ending Friday. The winter storm warning is in effect until noon Friday. and wind gusts as high as 20 mph. Highs will top out in the low-40s, but the temps will oddly continue to rise as we head through the night. Officials in North Dakota issued a no-travel advisory for the eastern part of the state due to icy roads and reduced visibility.

Global News Use Christmas To Embrace Jesus Christ - CACI | Social
Author: 0 Use Christmas To Embrace Jesus Christ - CACI | Social

He encouraged all to remain fruitful to the course of Jesus Christ during the Yuletide and not to indulge in any negative behavior that would create problems for society. The mass is to celebrate the birth of Jesus. In his Christmas message posted on his Facebook wall, the ex-president said we are the recipients of God's grace in the form of Jesus Christ who is the reason for this season.

Global News China 'resolutely opposes' demands for release of detained Canadians
Author: 0 China 'resolutely opposes' demands for release of detained Canadians

Spokeswoman Hua Chunying says the detention of Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer is a much bigger global offence than China's own arrests of two Canadians, including a former diplomat. "Their so-called human rights have different standards for different countries' citizens", Hua added. The EU said the "declared motive" for the arrest and detention of Kovrig and Spavor "raises concerns about legitimate research and business practices in China".

Global News Trump vows no end to shutdown until wall funded
Author: 0 Trump vows no end to shutdown until wall funded

During prior shutdowns, lawmakers generally have voted to retroactively pay all employees - those who worked and those who were furloughed - after the government re-opens. After speaking to American troops deployed around the world on Christmas , Trump said that he would be open to meeting with congressional leaders, but said he didn't know when the government would be reopened.

Global News Trump tells girl believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'
Author: 0 Trump tells girl believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'

The scientist who answered the phone asked the girl if she'd like to speak with President Trump. President Donald Trump set off a Christmas social media storm when he questioned whether a seven-year-old was too long in the tooth to believe in Santa Claus.

Global News Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Surgery
Author: 0 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Surgery

Both were successfully removed at New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center , and afterwards "there was no evidence of any remaining disease", it added. As of last Friday, no further treatment for the justice was planned. Ginsburg has said she'll serve on the Supreme Court until she can no longer do her job but has suggested she'll stay at least five more years.

Global News Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to Iraq to meet with troops
Author: 0 Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to Iraq to meet with troops

While visiting troops in western Iraq on Wednesday, Trump said that because of the military's gains against the militant group, US forces can return home to their families. Although Mattis planned to leave in February, Trump on Sunday dismissed him early, demanding the retired Marine Corps general leave the Pentagon by year end.

Global News Christmas Forecast: The gift that keeps on giving all day long
Author: 0 Christmas Forecast: The gift that keeps on giving all day long

Mon: High: 42 Low: 25 Mostly sunny. Thursday: Partly cloudy. Wind: S/NW 10-20; gusty. With a low of 56 at DFW, today tied for the second warmest minimum temperature ever on Christmas. Tuesday. A rain/snow mix could reduce snowfall amounts on the Wisconsin side, but 4 to 10 inches of snow still is expected. The chance for flurries on Saturday exists although latest computer models have backed off on the little chance for snow to begin with so there wouldn't be any impact from flurries ...

Global News Indonesian Band Gets Washed Off Stage In Video Of Tsunami
Author: 0 Indonesian Band Gets Washed Off Stage In Video Of Tsunami

Rescue teams used their bare hands, diggers and other heavy equipment to haul debris from the stricken area around the Sunda Strait , as thousands were evacuated to higher ground. In a statement , Indonesian President Joko Widodo sent his condolences to those affected and said he dispatched emergency responders. At least three members of the popular band Seventeen have died after a tsunami swept through a Southeast Indonesia beach where they were performing.

Global News Decision made for 'significant' troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
Author: 0 Decision made for 'significant' troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the United States official said that "roughly half" of the 14,000 USA forces in Afghanistan would leave "within the next several months". "The message to the Taliban, especially the most hard elements of the Taliban, is just to wait a little bit longer", Reed added. The US has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, most of which are present as part of a larger NATO-led mission to train, advise and assist Afghan forces.

Global News White House says 'very possible' shutdown stretches into 2019
Author: 0 White House says 'very possible' shutdown stretches into 2019

Outside the White House, Washington's National Christmas Tree became a forlorn symbol of the dysfunction when the National Park Service - one of the government bodies hit by the funding shutdown - briefly turned off the lights. It's unclear if Trump was listening. Last week, the central bank hiked rates, infuriating Trump, who has ignored a traditional respect for the Fed's independence, calling it "crazy", "out of control" and a greater economic threat than China.

Global News Weather warning for freezing fog across Nottinghamshire
Author: 0 Weather warning for freezing fog across Nottinghamshire

The minimum temperature on the last day of 2018 will reach a new low so far this winter, falling below the 13.5 degrees Celsius mark that was recorded on December 13, the weather agency said in a weekly forecast released on Sunday . We'll have some rain in the foothills and snow in the higher country around Christmastime, as a storm moves into the area by Monday afternoon and grows stronger into the night.

Global News China says detention of Canadian involves employment issue
Author: 0 China says detention of Canadian involves employment issue

Last chance to take advantage of our best offer of the year! Nine days later, the Chinese secretly detained two Canadians on vague suspicions of "engaging in activities that endanger the national security" of China. "I think both sides have actually lost a lot of legitimacy", Ong said Thursday. Canadians who study or do business in China may want to lie low and keep a low profile, she said.

Global News Trump hopes partial shutdown of government will not last long
Author: 0 Trump hopes partial shutdown of government will not last long

But non-essential employees at the affected departments will be furloughed starting Wednesday, while employees considered essential ― including Trump's Secret Service detail and many tens of thousands of workers in the Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Coast Guard ― will be required to work without pay until the shutdown ends.

Global News Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has two cancerous growths removed from lung
Author: 0 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has two cancerous growths removed from lung

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY performed a procedure called a pulmonary lobectomy on Ginsburg. The growths were discovered after she fell in November, according to a press release from the U.S. She had a pulmonary lobectomy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to remove the growths in her left lung. Ginsburg has had cancer on two previous occasions and recovered fully.

Global News Grassley hails criminal justice bill's passing
Author: 0 Grassley hails criminal justice bill's passing

But more expansive efforts faltered despite having significant bipartisan support. "We are committed to seeing such criminal justice reform legislation enacted into law this year", the letter said. "No", Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., said during Thursday's debate. "However, there is no doubt in my mind that this bill is a positive step in the right direction".

Global News Trump Announces Defense Secretary Mattis' Retirement
Author: 0 Trump Announces Defense Secretary Mattis' Retirement

The Pentagon released the letter moments after Trump announced on Twitter that Mattis would be leaving, saying the retired general would "retire". Trump has never said he wants a bigger United States military in order to serve allies or defend the rules-based order; he just wants to make America great again.

Global News Mexico agrees to hold asylum seekers
Author: 0 Mexico agrees to hold asylum seekers

Kirstjen Nielsen , the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, announced that news on Thursday . "And for my colleague to the left, if Mary and Joseph were trying to come into the United States under the situation that existed and King Herod was trying to kill everybody under 2, wouldn't they be eligible for asylum in the United States?" The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will send migrants who cross the southern border back to Mexico while their cases are ...

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