• Trump's Efforts to End the Shutdown Are Only Making It Worse
Trump's Efforts to End the Shutdown Are Only Making It Worse

The White House, for the time being, is defending the conservative position against Graham's radical proposal. He went on to say the two senators from opposite parties were in "lockstep on immigration for decades", saying they want open borders and amnesty, and added that Graham claiming he wants anything else is "disingenuous".

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  • Pacific trade pact aims to boost exports
Pacific trade pact aims to boost exports

The original TPP - it would have been the world's largest free-trade deal - was signed in Auckland in early 2016 with mass protests outside the event. On Tuesday in his Davos speech, Trudeau made a point of mentioning Abe. Japan hopes to have the TPP 11 ratified by 2019, using the milestone to invite the US back and bring in other countries.

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  • Europe readies riposte to Trump's 'America First' push in Davos
Europe readies riposte to Trump's 'America First' push in Davos

The forum will open on Tuesday with a speech by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and end on Friday, when Trump is due to address the massive auditorium where Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke a year ago, offering to fill the global leadership void created by an inward-looking Washington .

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  • Tillerson condemns attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul
Tillerson condemns attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul and killed at least 18 people, majority foreigners, sparking a 12-hour battle with Afghan forces backed by Norwegian troops that left terrified guests scrambling to escape. On Monday, some prominent Jihadi leaders and politicians slammed government for its security strategy and said government failed to pr...

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  • Facebook to Prioritize 'Trustworthy Media'
Facebook to Prioritize 'Trustworthy Media'

Facebook said on Friday that it planned to prioritize high-quality news on the social network by allowing its users to rank news sources that they see as the most credible and trustworthy. Facebook announced last week that it would try to have users see fewer posts from publishers, businesses and celebrities, and more from friends and family.

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  • German woman faces execution for running away to join Isis
German woman faces execution for running away to join Isis

A German woman has been sentenced to death for joining Isis . Scotland Yard has released her on bail while it continues its investigation. A general view shows Mosul's Old City, on January 8, six months after Iraqi forces seized the country's second city from Islamic State group militants.

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  • In London, Tillerson goes where Trump wouldn't - to USA embassy
In London, Tillerson goes where Trump wouldn't - to USA embassy

The embassy moved from Mayfair in central London - where it had been since 1960 - to Nine Elms, a former industrial area on the south bank of the River Thames that is the subject of a multibillion-dollar regeneration plan. "We treasure this relationship". "We treasure this relationship, and I treasure Boris's relationship with me personally and t...

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  • School shooting reported in North Texas
School shooting reported in North Texas

The girl was flown to a Dallas hospital, Ellis County sheriff's Sgt. Joe Fitzgerald said. The school district maintains it followed proper safety protocols to get all students to safety. The Ellis County Sheriff's Office said it would announce more information about the shooting shortly. By midday, the district was preparing to transport stud...

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  • Lindsey Graham: Immigration Deals Undercut by Stephen Miller
Lindsey Graham: Immigration Deals Undercut by Stephen Miller

Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, told Bedard for his January 22 Washington Secrets column. He also said Kelly "has brought order to chaos in the White House". But he continued to slam others in the White House, saying they held "extreme and unrealistic views".

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  • Pennsylvania court: congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered
Pennsylvania court: congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Monday ordered that the state's congressional map be redrawn in a move that could have major implications for the Democratic Party's ability to re-take the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Supreme Court is already weighing whether to set a legal standard for partisan gerrymandering in two cases out of Wisconsin and M...

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  • Sixteen People Were Injured in Train Accident in Australia
Sixteen People Were Injured in Train Accident in Australia

Emergency services are on the scene. Fire and Rescue NSW were assisting the SES and multiple ambulance crews at the scene. Brett, who was on a platform at the station, posted photos on social media showing a busted barrier and train door, as well blood on the stairs of one of the carriages.

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  • Turkish Armed Forces, FSA capture Mt. Barsaya in Afrin
Turkish Armed Forces, FSA capture Mt. Barsaya in Afrin

The militia has been a key ally of the U.S.in its fight against IS, with Washington providing air cover as well as weaponry during the YPG's fight to recapture IS strongholds in Syria previous year. Rizk said that this undoubtedly means a crisis between two traditional North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, the U.S. and Turkey. The YPG and ...

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  • Government shutdown could mean limited access to national parks
Government shutdown could mean limited access to national parks

Zinke spent part of the weekend cleaning up trash on the Mall, and later gave a group from IL a guided tour of the World War II Memorial. The Interior Secretary took to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where he picked up trash and greeted veterans and other visitors at the World War II memorial.

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  • Karni Sena continues protest against Padmaavat; Blocks highway, vandalise theatres
Karni Sena continues protest against Padmaavat; Blocks highway, vandalise theatres

Kalvi, addressing media persons here, spoke strongly against the release of the period drama, starring Deepika Padukone , Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor , demanding "nothing less than nationwide ban on the movie". We want a total ban on the film, he said. On top of it, the advice of these historians was also not considered. Local BJP MLA Raja ...

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  • Merkel's Coalition Plans Face Make-or-Break Vote
Merkel's Coalition Plans Face Make-or-Break Vote

Though unintended, this setting surrounding the leaders of the CDU , CSU and SPD conveyed visually how many Germans perceive a new Grand Coalition led by Merkel: a colourless, visionless and pragmatic "Weiter-So" (more of the same) based on reason but contradicting a widespread gut feeling that yearns for something new, something different.

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  • Turkish artillery fires in northern Syria after border town hit
Turkish artillery fires in northern Syria after border town hit

Earlier, several rockets hit the Turkish border town of Kilis without causing fatalities. Ankara earlier said the Turkish military had entered Afrin. The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia, supported by the United States but seen as a terrorist organization by Turkey, said it had repulsed the Turkish forces and their allies after fierce clashes.

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  • Growing concerns over Rohingya repatriation deal
Growing concerns over Rohingya repatriation deal

The agreement would repatriate about 1,500 Rohingyas per week and house them in temporary transit camps in Myanmar as their homes are rebuilt. The Bangladesh statement said "Myanmar has reiterated its commitment to stop (the) outflow of Myanmar residents to Bangladesh".

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  • U.S. warns of 'rising threats' from Russia, China
U.S. warns of 'rising threats' from Russia, China

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, meanwhile, called the new defence strategy confrontational. Mr Dov Zakheim, senior fellow at CNA Corporation and former United States under-secretary of defence from 2001 to 2004, said: "If you don't come up with a strategy, you are never going to justify getting the money".

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  • Britain's May, France's Macron shore up defense commitment
Britain's May, France's Macron shore up defense commitment

Speaking on the Andrew Marr show this morning, McDonnell shut down the idea, which has been suggested by French President Emmanuel Macron . "I'm always extremely direct and frank". Macron also broached the subjects of Trump's nuclear threats directed at North Korea. "It's not a word you can use", said Macron about Trump's reported comment, a...

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  • North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South
North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 have opened the door for peaceful dialogue on the Korean peninsula. "We chose to make a contribution to the successful celebration of PyeongChang Olympics, starting or supporting high-ranking diplomatic events, while we intensify efforts for understanding and support worldwide to make the recent ímpetus for...

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