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Prior to Trump's talk Thursday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the 2019 Missile Defense Review would act in line with previous Trump administration documents, such as the National Security Strategy, National Defense Strategy and Nuclear Posture Review-all of which mention Russia , China , Iran and North Korea by name-and described the 2019 review as "the latest tile in our broader national security mosaic".
  • Giant rotating ice disk forms in United States river

    Giant rotating ice disk forms in United States river

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    Ice circles form in cold climates in slow-moving water on the outside bends of rivers where the accelerating water creates a "rotational shear", which breaks off a piece of ice and sends it rotating in an eddy. "There were ducks sitting on it", he said. "So most likely the cause of the rotation is just the river water going by the disk and once it starts rotating in that direction it's probably going to continue".
  • Government facing vote of no confidence after humiliating Brexit defeat

    Government facing vote of no confidence after humiliating Brexit defeat

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    May's government needs 318 votes to win the vote, as seven members of the Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party do not sit, four speakers do not vote and four lawmakers who help count votes, known as tellers, are not counted. What happens if May loses the vote? Mrs May does not have to resign. If May, or another party, fails to present a government within the 14-day window, then an early general election will be called.
  • May must

    May must "shift red lines" to secure a new Brexit deal

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    That's because on March 29, 2017, May delivered a notification to the EU Council President, Donald Tusk, under article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty. The EU has been consistent since the withdrawal agreement negotiations ended that there would be no further concessions. Ever since Britain voted by 52-48 percent to leave the EU in a referendum in June 2016, the political class has been debating how to leave the European project forged by France and Germany after the devastation of World War ...
  • Chinese death penalty concerns Australia

    Chinese death penalty concerns Australia

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    The comments are Trudeau's strongest yet against China. China and Canada are embroiled in a worsening dispute, sparked by the arrest in Vancouver of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on a United States extradition request.
  • Australia: Local councils to conduct citizenship ceremonies

    Australia: Local councils to conduct citizenship ceremonies

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    Several local councils have stopped holding citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day because of concerns the date is insulting to Aborigines. Australia Day marks the date the British "First Fleet" sailed into Sydney Harbour in 1788 and declared the land unoccupied, despite encountering Indigenous people and established settlements.
  • Brexit: EU has hard questions to answer, says DUP

    Brexit: EU has hard questions to answer, says DUP

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    Regrettably, the outcome of tonight's vote increases the risk of disorderly Brexit . It came as Arlene Foster criticised Theresa May for not asking Brussels to remove the Northern Irish backstop as she condemned the Brexit deal. The withdrawal agreement includes plans for a post-Brexit transition period to provide continuity until a new relationship is drawn up, in return for continued budget contributions from London .
  • Shocking video captures child falling out of moving auto

    Shocking video captures child falling out of moving auto

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    Chad Mock watched the toddler fall out of the vehicle and rushed to help. "If it didn't happen in front of me I'd never have believed it", he said . Police said the child fell out of her mother's vehicle because the safety seat in which she was sitting had not been secured properly. "The young girl was very aware".
  • Upscale hotel and office complex in Kenya is 'under attack'

    Upscale hotel and office complex in Kenya is 'under attack'

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    The attack came three years to the day after al-Shabab extremists attacked a Kenyan military base in Somalia, killing scores of people. The border between Kenya and Somalia is so porous that the members of al-Shabaab can cross it easily by paying bribes of as little as US$20 to corrupt Kenyan and Somali border guards, the United Nations report said.
  • Canada's acceptance of Saudi teen sparks debate on women's freedom

    Canada's acceptance of Saudi teen sparks debate on women's freedom

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    Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, says she never thought there was even a one per cent chance that she would be able to come to Canada , or that people would be talking about her story around the world. She said, however, that restrictions in her home country denied her the sort of life she hopes to lead in Canada. "Today I can probably say that I am capable of making all of those decisions".
  • Saudi Woman Flying to Asylum in Canada

    Saudi Woman Flying to Asylum in Canada

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    The young Saudi woman who fled her family seeking asylum overseas is scheduled to land in Canada on Saturday after successfully harnessing the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand. Hakparn said Canada had also offered Qunun asylum and they were waiting for her decision. Saudi Arabia's guardianship system requires women to have permission from a male relative to work, travel, marry and even get medical treatment in some cases.
  • China’s US trade surplus hit record in 2018 but tariffs bite

    China’s US trade surplus hit record in 2018 but tariffs bite

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    Trade turnover between Russian Federation and China soared by almost 30 percent in 2018, reaching a record number of $107.06 billion, according to the latest report released by China's General Administration of Customs (GAC). Both were the worst result since 2016, and left a trade surplus of $57.1 billion. China will work to straighten out trade frictions with the USA this year, the country's commerce minister told state media on Friday.
  • Active shooter situation at UPS facility in New Jersey

    Active shooter situation at UPS facility in New Jersey

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    The situation is a domestic one and the shooter has taken two hostages. Both were UPS employees. "Please be assured that our central office administration are in constant communication with our local police department, and we are also fortunate to have a Woolwich Police Officer (School Resource Officer) on site each day", the district said.
  • U.S. Secretary of State: Khashoggi’s Killers Must Be Held Accountable

    U.S. Secretary of State: Khashoggi’s Killers Must Be Held Accountable

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    The top U.S. diplomat indicated that the Trump team hasn't decided whether it will be a "safe zone" or a "buffer zone."President Trump called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan today and called for the United States and Turkey to work together in the northeast, including to make sure the Syrian Kurds are not attacked, according to a readout of the call".
  • Trump Dismisses Ocasio-Cortez's Racism Charge: 'Who Cares?'

    Trump Dismisses Ocasio-Cortez's Racism Charge: 'Who Cares?'

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    Ever since he first announced his 2016 presidential campaign in June 2015 and spoke of the dangers of illegal immigration, Trump's critics have accused him of being a racist or of exhibiting racist behavior. As he left the White House on Monday, Trump was also asked about Iowa Rep. Steve King, another Republican who has recently been branded a racist. The president certainly didn't invent racism.
  • President Trump Slams Elizabeth Warren’s Instagram ‘Beer Catastrophe’

    President Trump Slams Elizabeth Warren’s Instagram ‘Beer Catastrophe’

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    In the video, originally posted on Instagram in December, Warren is seen sipping beer in her kitchen while introducing her husband to viewers. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Beto O'Rourke. "Um, want a beer?" she then asked as her husband, Bruce Mann, briefly entered the room. It is unclear why Trump waited two weeks to respond to the video but it reprises his reference to her claims of Native American heritage.
  • Britain braces itself for a cold snap in next week’s weather

    Britain braces itself for a cold snap in next week’s weather

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    A Met Office spokesperson said there would only be a small chance of snow this week, confined to the north east of Scotland and western parts of the United Kingdom, but after that it was hard to predict. "The week beginning Monday 21 January, there is a stronger signal of it getting colder, that would increase the risk of snow across the United Kingdom".
  • China's global trade surplus fell in 2018: Customs

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    Renewed fears over the strength of the global economy piled pressure on stock markets and commodity prices this morning after China revealed a sharp drop in exports. The two countries have hit each other with tit-for-tariffs on goods worth hundreds of billions of dollars. That reflects the impact of Beijing's retaliatory tariffs and encouragement to importers to buy more from non-U.S.
  • Chinese Court Sentences Canadian to Death Over Drug Trafficking Case

    Chinese Court Sentences Canadian to Death Over Drug Trafficking Case

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    Last month, a court ordered Schellenberg to be retried after he appealed a 15-year prison sentence for smuggling methamphetamines. "It is of extreme concern to us as a government, as it should be to all our worldwide friends and allies, that China has chosen to begin to arbitrarily apply (the) death penalty.as in this case", Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa.
  • Lion Air crash: 'Black box' voice recorder found

    Lion Air crash: 'Black box' voice recorder found

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    Officials transfer recovered debris from the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 for further examination by Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee, at a port in Jakarta , on November 2, 2018. Officials, however, warned it could take up to six months to analyse data from the black boxes. It also found that the Lion Air jet should have been grounded over a recurrent technical problem before its fatal journey, as it criticised the budget carrier's poor safety culture.
  • Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz stabbed in heart on stage during charity event

    Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz stabbed in heart on stage during charity event

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    And Polish broadcaster TVN said he shouted from the stage, saying he had been wrongly imprisoned by the previous Government. A second man was stabbed and injured. "It is still too early to say that, because the situation is very serious, and still isn't sufficiently stabilised so as to be able to talk about a positive prognosis ...