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Trump threatens to stop federal aid for California wildfires

Trump threatens to stop federal aid for California wildfires

He later re-sent the message after correcting the spelling of "forest". Trump has repeatedly blamed California officials for failing to manage the state's forests, but numerous areas affected by fire are not forests at all. "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor". Fortune reached out to FEMA for comment Wednesday. Read More

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Saudi women to receive divorce notice by text messages

Saudi women to receive divorce notice by text messages

According to a new law enacted in Saudi Arabia , women who are being served a divorce by their husbands will be notified of their new marriage status through a text message. Saudi women are subject to male guardianship laws . A decades long ban on female driving was lifted on June 24, while Saudi has also awarded licences to its first female pilots this year. Read More

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Here's where the next Trump-Kim summit may take place

Here's where the next Trump-Kim summit may take place

South Korean lawmaker Kim Min-ki said an official from Seoul's National Intelligence Service shared the information during a closed-door briefing. As a tit-for-tat tariff war waged by Trump early past year has shown signs of choking China's economic growth, Xi "really wants to resolve the trade dispute with the United States", the diplomat said, adding, "North Korea can be a very good bargaining chip". Read More

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Trump digs in on wall, as shutdown enters week 3

Trump digs in on wall, as shutdown enters week 3

One of the officials says no new meetings have been scheduled. But Democrats have made clear they see a wall as immoral and ineffective and prefer other types of border security funded at already agreed upon levels. "Our goal in the meeting at the White House was to open up government", Pelosi said. "I can relate, and I'm sure the people who are on the receiving end will make adjustments; they always do", Trump said. Read More

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US House passes bills that would end government shutdown, without wall funds

US House passes bills that would end government shutdown, without wall funds

The legislation comes 13 days after about a quarter of the U.S. government shut down and on the first day of a Democrat-controlled House. "We're trying to open up government", Pelosi said on Thursday. Overnight, Democratic Rep-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota tweeted a picture with her family at the airport. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Susan Collins of ME - the only Senate Republicans running for reelection in states Trump lost - pointed to cracks within the GOP that could grow as the ... Read More

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U.S. issues new China travel warning amid detentions

U.S. issues new China travel warning amid detentions

December 13: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer accuses Trudeau of taking a "naive approach" to China, leaving Canada without "the leverage that we might otherwise have" to resolve the situation. China insists the detention of both men is not linked to Ms Meng's arrest, but many analysts believe it was a tit-for-tat action. The new State Department warning also follows the arrest of several Chinese nationals in the U.S. Read More

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Saudi prosecutor will seek death penalties in Khashoggi case

Saudi prosecutor will seek death penalties in Khashoggi case

Speaking to press members in Geneva , Ravina Shamdasani reiterated the office's call for an independent investigation, "with global involvement", into the incident. The prosecutor's office said ten other suspects were still under investigation. Prosecutors announced that 11 suspects in the slaying attended their first court hearing with lawyers, however they have not been named. Read More

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Pelosi Critic Admits House Dems Are Now 'Absolutely' United Behind Her

Pelosi Critic Admits House Dems Are Now 'Absolutely' United Behind Her

Trump. His demand infuriated many Republicans who had been working to avoid a shutdown, but most have followed his lead and are insisting Democrats broker some sort of compromise. The partial government shutdown , which started over the debate on whether to include funding for a border wall, has now entered its 12th day. The partial shutdown is affecting about a quarter of the federal government, and 800,000 federal employees. Read More

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North Korea could consider change of tack, Kim warns

North Korea could consider change of tack, Kim warns

He, however, added that if Washington failed to deliver on its promises and continued enforcing sanctions, Pyongyang would have "no other choice but take a different path". These are the Gaeseong industrial park in North Korea, where South Korean factories use North Korean labor, and the Mount Geumgang resort in North Korea. Read More

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More than 60 dead in Philippines storm

More than 60 dead in Philippines storm

At least 17 people are still missing and more than 40,000 were displaced nationwide due to the storm, the civil defence office said. In nearby Tiwi town, also in Albay province, four people were also killed in a separate landslide, the regional disaster relief agency said. Read More

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'Ask Her Psychiatrist': Trump Mocks Elizabeth Warren Over Potential Presidential Run

'Ask Her Psychiatrist': Trump Mocks Elizabeth Warren Over Potential Presidential Run

After she delivered a sermonette on the need for stricter financial regulation during a 2010 appearance on The Daily Show, the show's host, Jon Stewart, famously asked her, "Can I kiss you?" "I'm in this fight for hard-working families". "Well, that I don't know", Trump answered. Sen. Elizabeth Warren , D-Mass., was first elected in 2012. "Warren has a lot of convincing to do", adding the same is true of many other Democratic contenders. Read More

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John Kelly breaks with Trump: 'To be honest, it's not a wall'

John Kelly breaks with Trump: 'To be honest, it's not a wall'

But always saying wall or no wall is being very disingenuous and turning the complete blind eye to what is a crisis at the border when it comes to the drugs pouring in'. Kelly noted the agents said they needed a "physical barrier in certain places", in addition to "technology across the board", and "more people". 'The Democrats have simply shut down the discussions. Read More

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Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border

Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border

Trump's demand for money to build the border wall and Democrats' refusal to give him what he wants has caused a partial government shutdown that is almost a week old. The White House would have to notify Congress if it wanted to cut or reallocate aid, which could delay or complicate the process. Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill added that Democrats are united against the wall and won't seriously consider any White House offer unless Trump backs it publicly because he "has changed his ... Read More

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President Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to troops in Iraq

President Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to troops in Iraq

Trump arrived back in Washington in the pre-dawn hours today, capping a 29-hour and six-minute trip to the conflict region conducted under the cover of night. "It's time to get our young people out", Trump said. The president's decision to exit Syria stunned national security advisers and allies , including Iraq, and prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Read More

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