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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.

Trump is the third American president to visit Iraq

Trump, who spent more than three hours along with First Lady Melania Trump at Al Asad Air Base near Baghdad, addressed several hundred servicemen and -women, boasting that he had delivered them "one of the biggest pay raises you've ever received".

Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 7 years in prison by Pakistani court

Addressing the media PML-N leader and former governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair urged Supreme Court and NAB to start the same accountability drive with the same speed against the members of PTI involved in various corruption cases as they take up the cases of PML-N leaders.

Trump makes first visit to USA troops in harm’s way

The drawdowns - and the abrupt way that they were announced - helped lead to the resignation of Trump's defense secretary, Jim Mattis, who has been one of the administration's key heavyweights. During his remarks, the Commander-in-Chief encouraged USA service members to keep up the fight and vowed to continue the fight against ISIS from Iraq.

Border official announces changes after 2 migrant children die in US custody

McAleenan said. "On behalf of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, our deepest sympathies go out to the family". He was promptly transferred to the medical center where he was diagnosed with a common cold and a fever by hospital staff. Guatemala's Foreign Ministry said its consul in Phoenix was seeking to interview the boy's father, to whom it pledged to give all necessary consular assistance and protection.

Mulvaney says it's 'very possible' the shutdown continues to the next Congress

Among the "yes" votes were Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and Patty Murray, the top three Senate Democrats. The president has been attacking Democrats over the wall on Twitter, and continued on Monday. The closure, affecting hundreds of thousands of federal workers across the country, was expected to last at least through late this week after the House and Senate, which each met in a rare weekend session, adjourned until Thursday.

White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said today that it was "very possible" the partial government shutdown will last into the new session of Congress. The border wall, his unpopular decision to withdraw troops from Syria and why the Federal Reserve is like a powerful golfer who can't putt were all addressed in ten tweets sent within three hours on Monday morning.

N.Korea state media says denuclearization includes 'eliminating USA nuclear threat'

In the months following President Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un , both leaders have pursued agendas with differing ideas about denuclearization. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who met Kim three times this year and lobbied hard for the Trump-Kim meeting, has said that the North Korean leader wasn't demanding the withdrawal of U.S.

Defense Secretary James Mattis resigns

Many observers and critics of the president had long believed that Mattis was one of the key figures in the administration protecting the country from Trump's worst ideas and plans. Trump withdrew from the agreement in May. The Pentagon chief was also against the creation of a separate new branch of the United States military called Space Force, but Trump ordered it anyway.

New Senate report details extent of Russia's 2016 disinformation campaign

The reports were crafted chiefly on the basis of data provided by social media companies to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which is conducting an investigation into Russia's interference in 2016. "Only votes matter to Hillary Clinton". It notes that IRA posts on the photo-sharing platform received 187 million engagements, which dwarfed the 76.5 million engagements that IRA posts received on Facebook.

Pelosi clinches take care of rebels in speakership standoff

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday lambasted President Donald Trump's demands in the latest government-shutdown fight, arguing they don't logically make sense. Each party would have gotten something that matters a lot to it - the legal status for the Democrats, the wall funding for the Republicans - while doing no damage to any of its important policy interests.

Hoax bitcoin bomb threats plague US, Australia, NZ and Canada

In California, the Riverside Sheriff's Office had "an influx of email threats" and is taking them seriously, although no threat has been substantiated. Officials from both countries said they believe the threats - clumsily written emails demanding $20,000 U.S. payments of bitcoin - may have all come from the same source.

Councillors support election-first amendment but referendum still an option

Theresa May has confirmed she will not lead the Conservative Party into the next general election . On specifying question of journalists, whether it means that she is retiring, may answered in the negative. By failing to unseat her, the Brexiteers have effectively killed off the chances of no deal. The EU also fear giving May assurances now would see her return in the new year seeking further concessions.

US Believes China Behind Marriott Hotel Breach

An internal security tool flagged the possible breach beginning on September 8 and later discovered the hackers had accessed customer information and attempted to remove it in encrypted form, the company said. Washington sees them as part of an espionage effort that has targeted health insurers and the US civil service employment database. Beijing is now reeling over the arrest of Meng Wanzhou , the CFO of Chinese telecom giant Huawei and the daughter of the company's founder, over her ...

Brexit: Leo Varadkar 'happy to offer assurances' to UK

But at a closed meeting with Conservative lawmakers before they were due to decide her fate, she announced she would not take the party into the next election due in 2022, two lawmakers present told reporters. When the Conservative party held the last convention in Birmingham, there was a lot of talk about the leadership challenge as the division between the hardline Brexiteers and the rest of the Conservative party loyal to the party leader and the Prime Minister Theresa May was obvious.

'I can't breathe' - audio transcript into Khashoggi killing revealed

Kushner and national security adviser John Bolton had called bin Salman almost a week after Khashoggi went missing from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, and amid an investigation into the journalist's disappearance, CNN reported in October.

Michael Cohen 'should serve substantial prison sentence,' prosecutors say

NY prosecutors also alleged that Cohen, at Trump's direction, orchestrated hush money payments to Trump's former mistresses to prevent them from telling their stories in the media ahead of the election. "We will try to get to the bottom of this, in order to serve the American people and to stop this massive conspiracy - this massive fraud on the American people".

Comey Says House Committees Mostly Asked About Clinton Email Probe

Comey resisted, arguing the GOP-led investigation in the decision-making by the FBI and the Justice Department in 2016 and 2017 was politically motivated. Comey also claimed not to know key details surrounding the involvement of Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the dossier. Walking into the meeting, Comey said he might answer questions afterward.

Democrat withdraws concession in scandalous North Carolina race

The claims proved untrue. If the board concludes that the irregularities tainted those results, it could toss them and call for a new election. Republican Mark Harris leads Democrat Dan McCready by about 900 votes, but results are not certified.

Giuliani Mocked After Response to Twitter Prank Shows Lack of Technical Knowledge

He was referring to a November 30 tweet in which Giuliani - by failing to put a space after a period, and starting the next sentence with the word "In" - had inadvertently created a hyperlink. "Any suggestion that we artificially injected something into the user's account is false", the spokesperson said. It's not uncommon for political figures to display a lack of understanding regarding the machinery of the internet.

Emmanuel Macron tells Saudi prince worldwide experts needed in Khashoggi murder investigation

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Buenos Aires , Argentina. French President Emmanuel Macron has stepped up pressure on Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by telling Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that global experts need to be involved in the investigation into his death.