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Donald Trump vetoes $740bn defence bill and sets up clash with Congress

Donald Trump vetoes $740bn defence bill and sets up clash with Congress

Trump said in his veto message. An aide said she would put the proposal forward Thursday for a vote. Long before issuing the veto, Trump offered a series of rationales for rejecting it. In advanc...

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Trump issues new wave of pardons, commutations

Kushner is the father of Jared Kushner , the president's son in law. The pardons of Manafort and Stone, who months earlier had his sentence commuted by Trump , underscore the president's determina...

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Protesters attempt to storm capitol during Oregon Legislature special session

Protesters attempt to storm capitol during Oregon Legislature special session

The Oregon State Police encourage people to exercise their first amendment rights, but it must be lawfully. The protesters had gathered early in the morning outside the State Capitol in the city of ...

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UNSC Holds Virtual Meeting to Discuss Iran's Nuclear and Ballistic Programmes

UNSC Holds Virtual Meeting to Discuss Iran's Nuclear and Ballistic Programmes

The United States should unconditionally return to the Iran nuclear deal as soon as possible and lift its sanctions on Iran and third-party entities and individuals, State Councilor and Foreign Minist...

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Russia, China conduct 2nd joint air patrol over Sea of Japan

Russia, China conduct 2nd joint air patrol over Sea of Japan

The ministry added that the patrol flight "wasn't directed against any third countries". The earlier joint patrol took place on July 23, 2019. It follows Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement...

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Trump floated fired attorney Sidney Powell as special counsel, reports say

Trump floated fired attorney Sidney Powell as special counsel, reports say

Notably (again), there is no evidence of the kind of mass voter fraud Trump has been alleging since he lost the November 3 election to Democrat Joe Biden . According to a press release announcing ...

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France allows travelers from United Kingdom to enter with negative COVID-19 test

France allows travelers from United Kingdom to enter with negative COVID-19 test

NHS Test and Trace staff and the military will be deployed for testing. Rail operator Eurotunnel said some trains carrying freight and auto passengers were allowed to cross to the continent beneath ...

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Thai baby elephant hit by motorcycle survives after receiving CPR

Thai baby elephant hit by motorcycle survives after receiving CPR

The viral video was shared by Reuters on December 21. Mana's colleagues were treating the injured motorist lying few meters away. THIS is a scene you won't see every day - an emergency worker ...

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Premier Ford to cut electricity rates for Ontario residents amid lockdown

The hydro relief is one of two measures Ford announced following the government's decision to move the entire province into lockdown on Boxing Day. The first part of Quebec's new lockdown began ...

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Justice Dept. charges bombmaker in 1988 Pan Am explosion

Justice Dept. charges bombmaker in 1988 Pan Am explosion

Among the 190 Americans on board were 35 Syracuse University students flying home for Christmas after a semester overseas. Barr said the case "holds special significance" for him because he was ...

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Two cardinals close to Pope Francis test positive for coronavirus

Two cardinals close to Pope Francis test positive for coronavirus

People who had been in close contact with the two have been monitored, a Vatican source said December 22, and neither of the cardinals attended the pope's meeting December 21 with officials of the R...

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A look at pardons, clemency in waning weeks of Trump tenure

A look at pardons, clemency in waning weeks of Trump tenure

Four US government contractors convicted for a 2007 massacre in Baghdad that left more than a dozen Iraqis dead have been pardoned by President Donald Trump . Among them were the perpetrators of th...

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Yes, Biden Will Start With 0 Twitter Followers on @POTUS

Yes, Biden Will Start With 0 Twitter Followers on @POTUS

Twitter has told President-elect Joe Biden's team that President Donald Trump's followers will not carry over to the official accounts assigned to the new president and White House in January, a r...

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Russian Federation bars European Union officials over Navalny sanctions

Russian Federation bars European Union officials over Navalny sanctions

President Vladimir Putin has denied Navalny was poisoned and says had the FSB been behind the attack, Navalny would be dead. Navalny said he impersonated an aide working for a top FSB general and ...

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Taiwan Reports First Local Coronavirus Infection Since April

Taiwan Reports First Local Coronavirus Infection Since April

Since April, Taiwan has remained Covid-19-free through the help of strict border controls that limit arrivals and require everyone to undergo a strict 14-day quarantine period. Raina MacIntyre, Univ...

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Biden urges Americans to take COVID-19 vaccine, assures its safety

Biden urges Americans to take COVID-19 vaccine, assures its safety

Images were carried live on television. President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday outlined the basics of what he plans to request from Congress in a new round of COVID-19 relief once he takes office, i...

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Suspect found dead after three French police killed responding to domestic dispute

At least seven elite tactical police officers remained on site early on Wednesday. Police had previously said the man was armed and they were trying to track him down. Two extra police officers rush...

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White House covid coordinator Deborah Birx says she will retire

White House covid coordinator Deborah Birx says she will retire

In an interview with United States news network Newsy aired on Tuesday, a masked Dr Birx did not specify when she would stand down, but said she would help the incoming Biden administration and "a...

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Sydney's Coronavirus Restrictions Will Remain in Place for Christmas - With One Tweak

Sydney eased lockdown restrictions for Christmas after reporting a second day of new coronavirus cases in the single digits. The Northern Beaches has now been split into two parts - for homes nort...

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Israel on cusp of 4th national elections in 2 years

Israel on cusp of 4th national elections in 2 years

Because the Knesset, Israel's parliament, was unable to pass a budget by the midnight Tuesday deadline, the government automatically dissolved and elections were set for March 23. That would have al...

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Mitch McConnell finally acknowledges Joe Biden as President-elect

Mitch McConnell finally acknowledges Joe Biden as President-elect

The Russian president noted that "the Russian-American cooperation based on the principles of equality and mutual respect would meet the interests of the people in both countries and the entire global...

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Israel Completes Historic Flight To Morocco

Israel Completes Historic Flight To Morocco

The US-Israeli delegation was welcomed at the airport by Moroccan officials, ahead of a programme that includes a meeting with King Mohammed VI at the royal palace, and a visit to the grave of Mohamme...

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British Airways to Limit Travel to New York Over Mutant Virus Concern

British Airways to Limit Travel to New York Over Mutant Virus Concern

Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed for the testing during a press conference Monday after a new, more infectious variant of the coronavirus was found circulating in the United Kingdom. The extra testing f...

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Baloch activist, vocal critic of Pak, found dead in Toronto

Baloch activist, vocal critic of Pak, found dead in Toronto

Balochi activists say thousands of members of the movement have gone missing in recent years, although the Pakistani military denies accusations of brutality in the region and suppression of autonomy....

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Canada's Ontario to go on province-wide shutdown December 26

Canada's Ontario to go on province-wide shutdown December 26

Ford says there has been a 70% increase in hospitalizations and 80% in ICU admissions in recent weeks. He adds he's extremely alarmed of a new strain of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom that is...

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Biden receives first dose of coronavirus vaccine_china

Biden receives first dose of coronavirus vaccine_china

The president-elect stressed to viewers that he was undergoing immunization in order to "demonstrate that people should be prepared when it's available to take the vaccine". Biden and Ms. Harris stagg...

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Russia's Vladimir Putin signs Bill giving presidents lifetime immunity

Russia's Vladimir Putin signs Bill giving presidents lifetime immunity

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that the country must respond promptly to Western missile deployment near its borders. SVR, Russia's external intelligence agency, which succeeded th...

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Can prepare vaccine against mutated virus in 6 weeks: BioNTech

Can prepare vaccine against mutated virus in 6 weeks: BioNTech

When asked how many doses the United Kingdom will receive by the end of the year, Marett refused to comment, saying this is being handled by BioNTech's partner Pfizer; however company officials said B...

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Netherlands, Belgium, Italy suspend United Kingdom arrivals over Covid-19 mutation

Netherlands, Belgium, Italy suspend United Kingdom arrivals over Covid-19 mutation

France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands , Ireland, Belgium, Israel and Canada shut off travel ties after Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Saturday that a highly infectious new strain of the vir...

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European nations tighten borders to Britain over virus mutation fear

European nations tighten borders to Britain over virus mutation fear

The lockdown came after the government received news that a new variant of the novel coronavirus had been detected in England's southeast. Several other nations have suspended travel from Britai...

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First COVID-19 cases found in Antarctica

First COVID-19 cases found in Antarctica

After testing positive, the 36 individuals were taken to Chile's Punta Arenas where they are believed to be in good, stable condition. However, they will remain under constant isolation while they rec...

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More Than 70 West Point Cadets Accused Of Cheating In Academic Scandal

More Than 70 West Point Cadets Accused Of Cheating In Academic Scandal

Col. Christopher Ophardt, director of public affairs and communications at West Point, said in a statement that "while disappointing", the school's honor system is working, and the accused cadets rema...

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Russia, Rwanda send hundreds of troops to Central African Republic

Russia, Rwanda send hundreds of troops to Central African Republic

Tensions are very high in the vehicle, with the government on Wednesday accusing former president Francois Bozize of a "plan to destabilise the country", while the opposition says it fears massive ele...

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COVID-19 Variant Sparks UK Travel Restrictions

As per the health ministry, India's present active caseload is 3.02 per cent of India's total positive cases, and the new recoveries led to a net decline of 1,705 in total active cases. The British ...

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Parachuting Santa Claus Gets Tangled In Power Lines

Parachuting Santa Claus Gets Tangled In Power Lines

Without Santa's reindeer, the man delivered his gifts in a recreational aircraft that the fire department described as a "hyper light". His intention was admirable: to drop candy canes from the sk...

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