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Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram post

Roger Stone issued a formal apology Monday to the federal judge handling his case in the special counsel's investigation. In a post accompanying the picture, which was shared online in screenshots by a number of media organizations, Stone alleged the charges against him were part of a "deep state" plot.

Breaking! Sanders says he is running for US Prez

Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont has also supported Sanders' announcement. Bernie Sanders "has already won the debate in the Democrat primary, because every candidate is embracing his brand of socialism". Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker. The independent Senator finished runner-up to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

Buhari to hold emergency meeting with ruling party over election delay

There are 73 registered candidates in the presidential election , but campaigning has been dominated by President Buhari, 76, and Atiku Abubakar, 72. I want Nigerians to be respected, let them vote whoever they want across the parties", Buhari further stated. "If you have a garden and you don't nourish it with water, the grass will remain dormant; we don't want our party to remain dormant".

Gun battle with militants kills 4 Indian soldiers, civilian in Kashmir

This type of attack is "what happens in Afghanistan or Syria", said Sanjay Sharma, a spokesman for the Central Reserve Police Force , a paramilitary force whose officers were killed in last week's attack. The attack last week comes more than two years after armed militants entered an army base in the garrison town of Uri, about 63 miles (102 kilometers) from Srinagar - killing 18.

Netanyahu secretly met Morocco's foreign minister

The Visegrad Group of four central European countries have cancelled their meeting in Israel after Poland pulled out in protest against an Israeli minister's comments about alleged Polish collaboration during the Holocaust . But Poland, where sensitivities over the issue of its behaviour during the Holocaust are high, called in Israeli envoy Anna Azari and said doubts remained about what Netanyahu said.

Former Cardinal Defrocked by the Vatican Over Sexual Abuse

According to the Catholic Diocese of Salina, on Saturday the Vatican announced that former Archbishop Theodore McCarrick has been dismissed from the clerical state . The ruling makes McCarrick the highest profile Catholic priest to be expelled from the priesthood over abuse allegations. Pope Francis ultimately ordered a Vatican investigation into the accusations in 2017, and McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals a year ago after the accusations were made public.

US Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar enters presidential race

Warren's campaign comes after senators, including Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have already jumped into the race for the Presidential bid. According to FiveThirtyEight's congressional vote tracker, Klobuchar voted with Trump's interests 31% of the time since he took office.

17 killed in fire at shoddy New Delhi hotel, 4 others hurt

As many as 30 fire tenders were pressed to carry out the rescue operation. A woman and child were seen attempting to jump while another man was spotted hanging from a terrace before falling. It is estimated some 120 people were inside the building, built around 25 years ago, according to the hotel's website. Also, an eye-witness said:"Within minutes the fire accompanied by dense smoke engulfed the whole hotel, leaving nearly no space for the occupants to rush to safety".

Acting U.S. attorney general snaps at Democrats over Russian Federation probe

The "hearing" was clearly a dog-and-pony show that was meant to cast doubt on the credibility of Matt Whitaker, the DOJ and President Trump before Trump's new attorney general (Michael Barr) would soon take office. Nadler had noted that previous Trump administration officials, including former Attorney General Jeff Sessions , declined to answer questions about conversations with the White House during testimony, saying that the president might want to claim executive privilege on those ...

Northam Says Blackface Photo Scandal Has Been An 'Awakening For Virginia'

Fairfax has denied the allegations. Fairfax was previously considered as a top replacement for Governor Ralph Northam when past racist photos in his medical school yearbook came to light earlier this month. I want to stand here in that truth and restate that my truth, as well as the truth of Dr. Tyson and Ms. Watson, should be fully investigated and thoroughly assessed.

Elizabeth Warren Makes It Official - She’s Running For President

Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) - introduced Warren Saturday and revealed his endorsement of Warren. Warren introduced her campaign by telling the story of Lawrence, where laborers - many of whom were immigrants - toiled under awful working conditions.

Gale force winds sweep country as Storm Erik brings disruption

Footage posted on Twitter showed it bouncing around on approach to landing before the pilot abandoned the landing and circled the airport. It has now landed safely at Manchester. A tree also hit a double decker bus in Dorset yesterday, but the passengers and driver escaped unscathed. While there is expected to be a lull in the fiercest winds on Friday evening, gusts will pick up again around midnight, when a warning for wind will cover Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and much of ...

Venezuela’s Guaido won’t rule out authorising United States intervention

Elliot Abrams, the new USA envoy on the Venezuelan crisis, said that Washington was revoking the visas of an unspecified number of members of the Constituent Assembly. Juan Guaidó, who is recognised as president by most South American and western nations, ... The report comes after the European Union and a group of Latin American governments which kept a moderate line following the political crisis which has engulfed Venezuela called for dialogue and fresh elections.

'Please, don't send me to Bahrain' - Jailed Bahraini footballer

With growing calls for Thailand and Bahrain to face sanctions over the latter's attempts to have Al-Araibi extradited from Thailand, plans for the Australian U23 team to play China in a friendly in Bangkok have been abandoned. It said he had been granted bail to travel for a football tournament and had violated the terms while taking "special consideration granted to him as a sportsman".

Pompeo: 2nd US-N.Korea summit to be held in Asia

And they underscored again that Russian Federation meddled deeply on Trump's behalf in the 2016 presidential election - which he has repeatedly denied - and can be expected to do the same in 2020. President Trump unilaterally pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran last May, saying that Tehran failed to comply with the agreement, and announced the reintroduction of sanctions against the country.

Brexit played ‘inevitable role’ in Nissan X-Trail decision, says MP

In 2016 the carmaker said it would build the new vehicle in the United Kingdom after "assurances" from the government. That reverses a decision in late 2016 to build the SUV at Nissan's Sunderland plant in northern England, which employs 7,000 workers.

Vegan Senator Cory Booker to Challenge Trump for Presidency

In his announcement video, Booker talked of his upbringing in New Jersey, one that he noted distinguishes him from the rest of the Senate - as well as his competitors in the presidential race. "If you're exhausted of that bitterness, that trash talking, that trolling, that politics that is a race to the bottom in our country, then don't support me, because I'm not in this race to tear people down".

Schumer Enters Fray as Trump’s Clash with Intel Chiefs Heats Up

At the Senate hearing, Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel said Iran was "technically.in compliance" with the nuclear deal, despite the United States withdrawal and the imposition of stricter sanctions against Tehran. Sen. Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, criticized the president for dismissing the assessment of his officials.

Mother dies after falling down subway stairs carrying 1-year-old daughter

Authorities said Goodson was unconscious and unresponsive when they arrived at the station just before 8 p.m. Goodson was taken to Mt. Sinai West and later declared dead, the New York Post reported . Her death reverberated throughout New York City, among stunned parents who often traverse crowded subway stairs with strollers and among people who are disabled and regularly encounter an inaccessible transit system.

Matthew Whitaker: Mueller Probe 'Close To Being Completed'

Washington Post reporter Devlin Barrett calls the news a " big deal " because, he says, it's the first time a senior administration official has said the investigation is close to being finished. Whitaker responded to some of that criticism on Monday saying that the statements he made were when he was "a private citizen only with publicly available information".

Roger Stone Pleads Not Guilty to Mueller Charges

Stone was often by Trump's side as he talked up a possible 2000 bid for president as a candidate of the Reform Party. It provides the most detail to date about how Trump campaign associates in the summer of 2016 actively sought the disclosure of emails the US says were hacked by Russian Federation and then provided to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks .

US Imposes Sanctions Against Venezuela's PDVSA

Venezuela centrist opposition leader Juan Guaidó , left, has made a claim to the presidency and called for elections as the leftist incumbent Nicolas Maduro faces massive protests against his rule across the country. In an interview with CNN that aired Sunday, Maduro said he was open to a dialogue with the United States but that it was improbable - but not impossible - that he meet Trump.

Roger Stone downplays 'process crime' after arrest by Federal Bureau of Investigation

Stone added that he would "also testify honestly about any other matter, including any communications with the president", but said their discussions were "political in nature" and denied that they spoke about Russian Federation or Mueller's investigation during or after the 2016 campaign.

Wind chills could cause frostbite in a matter of minutes

A Wind Chill Advisory also remains in effect from 4 p.m.to 9 a.m. tomorrow. The high temperature for Friday should be 10 degrees, with a high Saturday around 15 degrees. At that level, frostbite can occur in 20 minutes. Make sure to wear a hat and gloves. Temperatures will return to the teens on Monday , and then cool right back down by Tuesday .

Louisiana suspect sought after shootings leave 5 dead, authorities say

Deputies arrived at the scene and were able to interview one of the victims before both died. The Theriots were discovered inside their home in nearby Gonzales. A Facebook page that appears to belong to Theriot shared a post in June saying "wish i could clear my mind jus for one day" (sic) with a sad face emoji.

Trump Agrees to End Shutdown for Three Weeks With No Wall Money

The deal agreed today leaves discussions over Mr Trump's wall funding demands for later talks. The Kentucky Republican says federal workers who have gone without pay "deserve this resolution". Neither proposal achieved the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster, but the Democratic plan did better, getting 52 to the Trump plan's 50 votes.

BuzzFeed journalist: ‘Our reporting is going to be borne out’

Giuliani went a step further with The New York Times , where he quoted Trump saying the Trump Tower Moscow discussions were "going on from the day I announced to the day I won". He also acknowledged in a separate interview with NBC that conversations about that project stretched throughout 2016, including possibly up until October or November of that year.

Is Donald Trump's proposed deal really a 'compromise'?

President Donald Trump said yesterday that his proposed immigration deal to end a 30-day partial government shutdown would not lead to amnesty for "Dreamers", but appeared to signal support for amnesty as part of a broader immigration agreement.

Linda Sarsour Promotes Anti-Israel Movement During Women’s March

But the movement has been riven by controversy, including allegations of anti-Semitism and poor accounting of funds, and weakened, no doubt, by a general sense of political exhaustion. "The women's march does not represent Jewish people". I wish he wasn't. Sarah Sportman, a 40-year-old archaeologist from CT, said she came to Washington to protest Mr Trump's presidency and march for protecting the environment and immigration rights.

Journalist investigating football corruption shot dead in Ghana

The Confederation of African Football, the continent's top soccer body, banned or suspended almost two dozen referees and officials because of Anas' team's work. Rest in peace, Ahmed. "That boy that's very unsafe, he lives here in Madina". Meanwhile, some members of the media profession have reacted to the killing.

Trump signs bill promising back-pay to furloughed federal workers

The partial government shutdown is inflicting far greater damage on the US economy than the Trump administration previously estimated, the White House acknowledged. Trump allies say that he will win credit for fighting to fulfill a promise Trump he made to voters as a 2016 candidate. Some leading Republicans have publicly opposed the idea, which nearly certainly would trigger lawsuits over its legality.

Saudi teen who fled family hopes her experience inspires others

A Saudi teen who arrived in Canada after fleeing her family says she needed to risk her life in order to live freely and be independent, and is very happy to be here. "My life was in danger and I felt I had nothing to lose", al-Qunun said. "Today I can proudly say that I am capable of making all those decisions".

Trump’s weekend: new Russian Federation questions, shutdown irritants

The Republican president renewed those charges on Monday, saying the officials who initiated the FBI investigation were "known scoundrels" and calling Comey a "bad cop". Trump has been trying to play up his presence at the White House during the standoff as a sign that it's Democrats who won't negotiate a deal. Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the Times he had no knowledge of the inquiry but said that since it was opened a year and a half ago and they hadn't heard anything, apparently ...

Abducted Wisconsin Teen Jayme Closs Was Found By Retired Social Worker

They said they were in the process of confirming that a shotgun recovered in their investigation was the one used the night of the crime. The grandfather of a northwest USA girl held captive for months says the family has no connection to the man suspected of kidnapping her and killing her parents.

FBI opened investigation on Trump working on behalf of Russian Federation

With the normal flow of information interrupted, the Post reported , administration officials have relied at times on intelligence agencies to glean information about Trump's meetings with Putin - by monitoring Russian officials' reactions to the meetings.

Government Shutdown Affecting 1600 Locals Working Without Pay

Some Republicans who railed against executive overreach during President Barack Obama's administration now fear that a future Democratic president could similarly declare a national emergency and fund projects without congressional approval.

Aunt: Jayme Closs escaped, found woman walking dog

As of 4 p.m. Friday, she had been reunited with some of her family, with more reunions to follow. The sheriff also paid tribute to the teen herself for escaping her captor single-handedly, saying it was down to " the will of a kid to survive ".

Woman dies after getting trapped in Toronto clothing donation bin

She was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. This unfortunate event comes just a week after a 34-year-old man died after somehow becoming trapped inside the entrance of a clothing donation bin near the entry of Ambleside Park in Vancouver.

Australia to 'carefully consider' Saudi teen's asylum plea

They kept telling me they will kill me if I do something wrong - they say that since I was a child". Via Twitter she wrote that she feared for her life if she was sent back to Saudi Arabia where she said she was being forced into a marriage.

President Trump says he’s cutting off FEMA funding to California over fires

The Mendocino Complex fire, the largest wildfire in the state's recorded history , burned more than 450,000 acres north of Santa Rosa in July. Trump tweeted that "unless they get their act together ..." On other occasions Trump has adopted a right-wing conspiracy theory blaming California wildfires on state water policies he pretty clearly does not understand.

Trump says wall can be a steel fence

But House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Trump's words were just "threatening talk" with no power behind them. But the 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.

Kim Jong-un warns of change in direction on denuclearisation

At a summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June, the two signed a vaguely worded pledge on denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. Neither of those would be possible for South Korea unless sanctions are removed. Dressed in a Western style suit, Kim spoke from a dark leather armchair in an office lined with packed bookshelves and paintings of his father, Kim Jong Il, and grandfather Kim Il Sung - a setting that resembled more intimate addresses from the White House by the ...

Philippines death toll jumps to 75 after floods and landslides

Local media have reported dozens missing or trapped by the landslides. More than 60 people died in the typhoon , many buried in landslides in Benguet province north of Manila . Although Usman has since moved westward away from the country, many affected areas were still experiencing seasonal rains, hampering rescue and recovery efforts, he added.

At least three dead in Russian Federation building collapse

Authorities said rescue teams were to work through the night, with local temperatures expected to plunge to minus 23 Celsius. The blast reportedly happened at around 6am local time, when many people were sleeping on what is a Russian public holiday.

Germany's Hanover airport resumes flights after man's tarmac invasion

A quick test showed blood levels of cocaine and amphetamine. Police said they couldn't give further information on where he came from because he wasn't carrying an identity card. This is commonplace following such an incident. The Hannover Airport was shut down for several hours on Saturday after a man high on drugs drove a auto through a gate and onto the tarmac of the airport, the police said.

Sarah McIver, Canadian Detained In China Over Work Permit, Released

An appeals court agreed with prosecutors who said Schellenberg was punished too leniently when he was sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of being an accessory to drug smuggling. A Dalian government news portal said this week Schellenberg had smuggled "an enormous amount of drugs" into China. However, a Canadian official said there was no reason to believe that the woman's detention was linked to the earlier arrests.

President Trump threatens to close border if Democrats don't fund wall

And in another sign the coming talks with Pelosi will be as much about his political future than anything else, he used another tweet to warn another migrant caravan is forming in Central America and to again threaten to cut off US aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Trump ready to sign executive order that would bar Huawei, ZTE purchases

Instead, the Australian government said in a statement that companies "who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign companies" would be barred from providing 5G equipment. Huawei has defended its global ambitions and network in the face of Western fears that the Chinese telecom giant could serve as a Trojan horse for Beijing's security apparatus.

Trump Bizarrely Threatens To Turn Shutdown Fight Into Mexican Trade War

On Thursday, the House and Senate gaveled in for sessions lasting only minutes, with no mention of the work stoppage or any possible resolution. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders accused Democrats of "openly choosing to keep our government closed to protect illegal immigrants rather than the American people".

Trump Angers Iraqi Leaders & Citizens as He Visits Troops on the Ground

U.S. President Donald Trump met with a half dozen U.S. Air Force leaders based in Germany while aboard Air Force One at Ramstein Air Base, early Thursday (December 27) during a brief stopover while en route to Washington after his surprise Christmas visit to Iraq.