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Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Jerusalem should remain as it is and it is not right for any other country to decide that it should become the capital of Israel or be divided . Israel captured East Jerusalem in the 1967 war and annexed the city as its capital in a move not recognised internationally. Most foreign nations avoided moving embassies there to prevent inflaming peace talks on the city's final status - until Mr Trump unilaterally moved the U.S.
  • Trump bickers with Democratic leaders, threatens government shutdown

    Trump bickers with Democratic leaders, threatens government shutdown

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    Sources said any continuing resolution could become a "Christmas tree", with leaders loading it up with sexual harassment legislation, a renewal of flood insurance and other year-end items. The aide was not authorized to discuss strategy by name and requested anonymity. Democratic loathing of Trump, from the most liberal activists to the most centrist lawmaker from a swing district, also will help forge unity behind her.
  • Tony Blair: Britain and European Union should prepare for second Brexit referendum

    Tony Blair: Britain and European Union should prepare for second Brexit referendum

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    Despite the victory, Brexit remains her government's biggest problem. Corbyn said the prime minister had utterly failed in her attempts to deliver any meaningful changes to her botched deal. Former U.K.Environment Secretary Owen Paterson accused May of acting like a "supplicant" in dealings with the EU. But the size of the rebellion underscores the unpopularity of her Brexit plan.
  • Slain student texted friend about roommate's threat

    Slain student texted friend about roommate's threat

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    Sarah Papenheim, 21, told her friend she was going to have to go to police. "The thing that is going through my head is that she was coming home for Christmas, and we were all so excited to see her and to hear that she was coming back that way, and that was just tragic", said musician and friend George Moye.
  • New Ukraine primate pledges 'peace to all'

    New Ukraine primate pledges 'peace to all'

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    The move, sanctioned in October by the Ecumenical Patriarchy in Istanbul, is the latest step in Ukraine's efforts to free itself from its neighbor's orbit. Ukraine's SBU security service warned this week that Russian Federation was planning to stage "provocations" in the country as the clerics were meeting.
  • Korea warns US sanctions may ‘block path to denuclearisation’

    Korea warns US sanctions may ‘block path to denuclearisation’

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    US President Donald Trump played down hopes Friday for any imminent deal to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear arsenal. The North's stinging response came after the United States said on Monday it had introduced sanctions on three North Korean officials, including a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , for alleged human rights abuses.
  • Scores injured in Japan restaurant explosion

    Scores injured in Japan restaurant explosion

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    Images on social media initially showed flames rising from the area with debris all around, and later firefighters tackling collapsed buildings. The explosion happened at 8.30pm on Sunday local time (11.30am United Kingdom time) in Sapporo , the capital city of Japan's main northern island of Hokkaido .
  • Trump knew hush money payments were wrong: ex-lawyer Cohen

    Trump knew hush money payments were wrong: ex-lawyer Cohen

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    Asked if he believed Trump was telling the truth about Russia's meddling in the United States election, Cohen said "no" - but declined to comment further. James told NBC News , "We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well...." There was no immediate response from Trump to the Cohen interview, but a White House spokesman dismissed Cohen's comments as those of a "self-admitted liar".
  • Chester Zoo fire sparks evacuation as flames engulf building

    Chester Zoo fire sparks evacuation as flames engulf building

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    Some zoo visitors tweeted images from the scene including Sophie Flynn , who said staff were "working hard to deal" with the fire, which "happened very quickly". One person was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation but there were no other reports of injuries. "We were very anxious for the people and animals that would have been in the building", said David Clough, who lives across the road from the structure.
  • Brooklyn Woman Arrested After Videos Of Racist Attack On Train Emerge

    Brooklyn Woman Arrested After Videos Of Racist Attack On Train Emerge

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    From there, Lushchinskaya increased the intensity of her attack, kicking the woman and hitting her with an umbrella as other passengers tried to get her to stop. Ayala started filming the woman as she shouted "F**k off!" at another female passenger on the train. "You piece of shit, fucking Mohamed Atta?" Another video from a different angle appears to show Ayala continuing to record Lushchinskaya.
  • Trump picks Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff

    Trump picks Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff

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    According to the mainstream publication, a senior administration official said Trump picked Mulvaney because he and the president "get along". "The President told him we need him in Congress so he can continue the great work he is doing there", she said in a statement on December 13.
  • Melania Called Out ‘opportunists’ For Using Trump For Personal Gain. Yuge Mistake

    Melania Called Out ‘opportunists’ For Using Trump For Personal Gain. Yuge Mistake

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    The 48-year-old, who has been married to 72-year-old Trump since 2005, appeared on Fox News, sporting a new blonde hairdo , as she chatted candidly about life at the White House. The First Lady revealed she's infuriated with the media attacks on her him. Who can blame her, considering how some outlets seem more obsessed with her footwear than her initiatives, like her anti-bullying " Be Best " campaign? "It's tough because the media wants to bash and focus on negativity".
  • Turkey threatens new Syria offensive against U.S. objection

    Turkey threatens new Syria offensive against U.S. objection

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    He added that the last IS fighters were confined to a network of tunnels at the edges of Hajin. Mazloum Kobani, SDF commander-in-chief, is pictured during an interview with Reuters in Ain Issa, Syria, on December 13, 2018. Robert Manning III said. "The End of Days for ISIS [Daesh] in the MERV is getting closer to reality, however, they still have the capability for coordinated attacks, and the fight is not over", Ryan said.
  • Paris protests enter fifth weekend

    Paris protests enter fifth weekend

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    Emmanuel Macron first suggested the idea of a "European army" after claiming Europe had become a "victim" of foreign policy, firmly aiming criticism at US President Donald Trump. Staging the fourth weekend protest in a row, 136,000 "Yellow Vests" turned out across the country on December 8 to denounce Macron's leadership, which according to them, aims to court big business and does little for lowest-paid workers.
  • Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

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    While the embassy move is delayed, Morrison says the government will establish a defense and trade office in Jerusalem and will also start looking for an appropriate site for the embassy. Australia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. "This is a decision which is all risk and no gain", she said, adding it puts Australia "out of step" with the worldwide community.
  • Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking court-monitored probe into Rafale deal

    Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking court-monitored probe into Rafale deal

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    The Indian Parliament's lower house, also called Lok Sabha, has been adjourned until December 17 after there was an uproar in the House over the Supreme Court's verdict in favour of the government on the Rafale fighter jets deal. and refused to order a detailed scrutiny of Rafale deal. According to Bar & Bench, the top court added, "It is not the job of this court to go into it".
  • Melania Trump Attacks Media as 'Opportunists'

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    Once the interview aired, people on social media could not help but remind Melania that the only person writing false history is her husband. The First Lady ultimately wished that the media would focus more on issues of substance and less on issues of gossip and sensation.
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa Resigns As Sri Lanka's Prime Minister

    Mahinda Rajapaksa Resigns As Sri Lanka's Prime Minister

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    Sri Lanka has been without a functioning government for almost two weeks after a court suspended Rajapaksa and his Cabinet while it decides if they should hold office after losing two no-confidence votes in Parliament. Beijing, however, has denied these allegations saying that it had no role in getting the former Sri Lankan president appointed as prime minister. UNF Parliamentarian Ajith Perera said the President must now appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister.
  • Theresa May squares up to Juncker in squabble over ‘nebulous’ insult

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    The summit took place amid difficulties UK Prime Minister Theresa May is facing with the parliamentary ratification of the agreement her team had negotiated. "Our UK friends need to say what they want, instead of asking us to say what we want", he said. Brussels would like London to set out its expectations on the withdrawal within a few weeks, Juncker added.
  • President's dissolution of parliament illegal, top court rules

    President's dissolution of parliament illegal, top court rules

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    Sources close to Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) said they had received an invitation from Sirisena to meet later on Thursday evening. Mahinda Rajapaksa , who was appointed as the prime minister by Sirisena after sacking Wickremesinghe, also attended the meeting, Colombo Page reported.
  • Girl, 7, dies of dehydration in custody of Border Patrol

    Girl, 7, dies of dehydration in custody of Border Patrol

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    The girl and her father were part of a group of 163 people who surrendered to Border Patrol officers on the night of December 6, south of Lordsburg N.M., according to the The Washington Post , which first reported the story. "I think we should do everything we can to help make sure families don't feel compelled to make that risky trip, but once they do, Border Patrol needs to do everything they can to avoid this kind of senseless and needless loss of life, particularly for children", ...
  • May seeks compromise with European Union to save Brexit deal

    May seeks compromise with European Union to save Brexit deal

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    The EU's spurning of May in Brussels is likely to worsen her plight in London, where she's being described as a "zombie leader" and is still struggling to get a hold on her party, despite overcoming a challenge Wednesday to unseat her as Conservative party leader - and therefore prime minister.