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Asylum assessment of Saudi woman in Thailand to take days

Asylum assessment of Saudi woman in Thailand to take days

Saudi Arabia's embassy in Thailand denied reports that Riyadh requested the extradition of Alqanun. "We are in close contact with partners about her situation". David Coleman, the Australian immigration minister, is understood to be ready to grant asylum to Ms Alqunun if she is assessed as a genuine refugee by the United Nations and passes character and security checks, ... Read More

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Saudia women to get notified of divorce via SMS

Saudia women to get notified of divorce via SMS

The women will be able to view their status via the official website of the Ministry. Under the current regulations, men can legally divorce women with a verbal statement and get the decision finalised in a court. Women in Saudi Arabia still continue to be subjected to male guardianship laws . Begum added that the male guardianship system in Saudi Arabia makes women dependent on their husbands to travel overseas, change a passport, get a job or engage in any other activity. Read More

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Kim Jong Un on way to China for summit

Kim Jong Un on way to China for summit

A whirlwind of diplomacy enveloped the Korean peninsula previous year, with Kim also meeting the South's President Moon Jae-in three times, and culminating in his high-profile Singapore summit with Trump in June. "As to whether this is used as a bargaining chip by China in trade talks, I believe more Americans would think so than Chinese do", the tweet went on to say. Read More

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Trump threatens to declare a national emergency to get his border wall

Trump threatens to declare a national emergency to get his border wall

Every hour that goes by this week without a deal makes it more and more likely that some 800,000 federal workers - even those who have been required to work over the 17 days of the partial shutdown, would not be getting paid. The White House is also including appropriations requests for humanitarian assistance dollars within a comprehensive border security package, which Pence said was a concern raised by Democrats in his meetings with them. Read More

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Democrats Pass Bill To Reopen Government, Shutdown Continues

Democrats Pass Bill To Reopen Government, Shutdown Continues

He dismissed suggestions that the impeachment talk distracts from the fight over the partial government shutdown , where Democrats are clashing with Trump over funding for a southern border wall. It's a very, very great achievement, and hopefully we're going to work together and we're going to get lots of things done, like infrastructure and so much more, he said . Read More

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'Impeach the motherf***er': Newly-elected Democratic congresswoman vows to impeach Donald Trump

'Impeach the motherf***er': Newly-elected Democratic congresswoman vows to impeach Donald Trump

Tlaib revealed a conversation she had with her son, going on to say that President Donald Trump would be impeached . "When your son looks at you and says, 'Momma, look!" Tlaib opted to use the Koran instead of the Bible, during her ceremonial swearing-in but that outraged racists who apparently believe anyone who is not a Christian is an enemy. Read More

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North Korea’s Kim wants more summits with Moon next year - Blue House

North Korea’s Kim wants more summits with Moon next year - Blue House

Kim Jong Un said North Korea would take a new path if the US insisted on keeping sanctions, delivering a pointed message to President Donald Trump in his New Year's address . Kim said he was willing to meet Trump at any time and urged corresponding measures from the U.S. Moon's office said Kim requested more peace talks between the two nations and expressed regret he couldn't make it to South Korea for a planned visit by the end of December, which was pledged by both leaders during their ... Read More

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Elizabeth Warren Is Running for President in 2020 :: Politics :: News :: Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren Is Running for President in 2020 :: Politics :: News :: Elizabeth Warren

It's just not working for anyone else". Other Democrats who are supposed to jump on the campaign trail before the mid-point of 2019 include Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. As part of her work during the post-crisis period, she proposed the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , an agency that's seen many of its signature enforcement efforts scaled back under the Trump administration. Read More

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Russia Arrests American Citizen, Paul Whelan, on Allegations of Espionage

Russia Arrests American Citizen, Paul Whelan, on Allegations of Espionage

A criminal case has been opened against him. Russias Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Monday that it has detained a U.S. citizen on suspicion of espionage. Under Russian law, convictions in spying cases can carry prison terms of up to 20 years. The detention of Whelan comes weeks after a Russian woman pleaded guilty in a US court to acting as an agent for the Kremlin. Read More

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Trump won't budge on border funding

Trump won't budge on border funding

Outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly gave an extensive interview to the Los Angeles Times in which he reflected on his tumultuous tenure under President Donald Trump . There's little indication of any imminent agreement to resolve the standoff before the new Congress convenes on January 3.Trump is demanding $5 billion for the wall, while Democratic leaders proposed $1.3 billion for border security. Read More

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Trump Blames Democrats For Deaths Of 2 Children In Border Patrol Custody

Trump Blames Democrats For Deaths Of 2 Children In Border Patrol Custody

President Trump continued to blame Democrats for the current government shutdown, which has lasted for a week and affects roughly 25 percent of the federal government. Democrats will not consider any offers that have not been publicly endorsed by Trump himself, he said. The resort she's staying at has a " Spa Without Walls ", which is fitting considering her opposition to the funding the president's border wall, where the cheapest message runs at the cost of $159 and the price goes up to ... Read More

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President, first lady visit Iraq in first trip to troubled region

President, first lady visit Iraq in first trip to troubled region

Trump, who had faced criticism for not visiting U.S. forces in hot zones, traveled with the first lady to the al-Asad Airbase near Baghdad, where he mingled with troops, signed MAGA hats and defended his decision to pull out of Syria . "We have secured a record increase to our military budget, and we are purchasing all of this great equipment - $700 billion past year; $716 billion - with a "b", with a 'b, '" Trump said. Read More

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Israel targets top Hezbollah officials, Iranian military targets in strike

Israel targets top Hezbollah officials, Iranian military targets in strike

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier pledged to continue operations in Syria to counter what it calls Iran's growing military capabilities in the country, following the US' decision to withdraw from the Arab Republic. The news stoked fears in Israel that Iran and Hezbollah will exploit the power vaccum to further entrench themselves in Syria, which Israel views as an existential threat. Read More

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Guatemalan boy dies after being detained by USA border agents

Guatemalan boy dies after being detained by USA border agents

First, Border Patrol is conducting secondary medical checks on all children in CBP care and custody with a particular focus on children under 10. DHS wouldn't say how many children are in Border Patrol custody. A CBP spokesperson could not immediately answer how many children are in the agency's custody. He died at 11:48 p.m. Monday, the agency said. On Sunday, because of overcrowding at the El Paso facility they were in, they were shipped to a facility in New Mexico and on Monday - ... Read More

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Mattis Wishes US Troops Merry Christmas, Tells Them to ‘Hold the Line’

Mattis Wishes US Troops Merry Christmas, Tells Them to ‘Hold the Line’

President Donald Trump claimed Saturday he gave outgoing Defense Secretary James Mattis "a second chance" after the retired Marine general was ousted from military leadership under the Obama administration. They asked Trump to "not make any final decision for 90 days to allow time to adequately study the impacts of this decision on our partners, our allies and the re-emergence of ISIS and other terror groups, to ensure our nation's strategic interests are secured". Read More

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