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Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovering from surgery to remove cancerous nodules

Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovering from surgery to remove cancerous nodules The court said the 85-year-old Ginsburg, who is Jewish, had the surgery Friday in NY and will remain in the hospital for a few days. There is no evidence of any remaining disease or evidence of disease elsewhere in the body, the Court said. [Full Article...]

Senate Easily Approves Criminal Justice Legislation

Senate Easily Approves Criminal Justice Legislation The bill would overhaul the USA justice system by giving more discretion to judges during sentencing, and by strengthening prisoner rehabilitation efforts. The Senate voted to advance the measure on Tuesday morning. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Sen. The Appeal wrote today that the act is, at best, a baby step, and there are concerns about its heavy reliance on risk-assessment tools that crit... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn accused of calling Theresa May a 'stupid woman' in Parliament

Jeremy Corbyn accused of calling Theresa May a 'stupid woman' in Parliament The Daily Telegraph says the Labour leader was accused of sexism as a Commons session descended into farce, with Parliament spending more than an hour arguing over whether he had uttered the phrase. She said: "This is just the latest in a long line of misogynistic behaviour from Corbyn and his top team". Interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning, Mrs Leadsom said standards of... [Full Article...]

China detained an Alberta teacher because she was working illegally, spokeswoman says

China detained an Alberta teacher because she was working illegally, spokeswoman says Two Canadians, previous diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor , were arrested after Canadian police nabbed Huawei Technologies Co Ltd " s [HWT.UL] chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou , on Dec 1. The comments upset Canada, which warned the United States against politicising extradition cases. Michael Kovrig, the first Canadian detained in China earlier this month followin... [Full Article...]

Trump to meet with House Republicans about wall

Trump to meet with House Republicans about wall Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, expressed outrage on the House floor in a speech where he referenced the famous expression, "Fool me once, shame on you". North Carolina congressman Mark Meadows, a key Trump supporter, said: "He [ Trump ] campaigned on the wall". [Full Article...]

Korea says it won’t denuclearize unless United States removes threat

Korea says it won’t denuclearize unless United States removes threat The North's state media recently warned that the United States' continued commitment to sanctions and criticism about the North's human rights record could "block the path to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula forever". State Department deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino said "the world remains united" in keeping sanctions on the North until its final and fully verified denuclearization. [Full Article...]

Syria:Turkey-Russia-Iran ministers in Geneva with de Mistura - Syria

Syria:Turkey-Russia-Iran ministers in Geneva with de Mistura - Syria Russian Federation and Iran have backed Bashar Assad and his regime during almost eight years of civil war, while Turkey supports the opposition. The. Syria envoy was authorized to put together such a committee at a Russian-hosted peace conference in Sochi on January 30. The opposition has pushed for an entirely new constitution, but Damascus has said it will only discuss altering the cu... [Full Article...]

Facebook sued by DC attorney general over alleged privacy violations

Facebook sued by DC attorney general over alleged privacy violations In 2013, a researcher launched a Facebook app that claimed to generate a personality profile. But DC's filing specifically mentioned the 340,000 District of Columbia residents exposed. 'We're seeking to hold Facebook accountable for jeopardizing and exposing the personal information of tens of millions of its users, ' Mr Racine said. [Full Article...]

Trump plans full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria

Trump plans full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria The official said the United States plans to pull military forces out of the country once the final stages of the last operation against ISIS is complete, and that the time-frame for the troop pullout is expected to be between 60 to 100 days. [Full Article...]

Trudeau: Third Canadian detained in China likely not linked to previous pair

Trudeau: Third Canadian detained in China likely not linked to previous pair Wanzhou was arrested in Canada on december 1 at the request of the United States and is now out on bail in the Vancouver area until a court appearance in the new year. Mr Trudeau said on Wednesday that "we suspect the case is very different from the first two cases", referring to the circumstances surrounding Mr Kovrig and Mr Spavor's detention. [Full Article...]

Japan protests against Russian military installations on Kuril Islands

Japan protests against Russian military installations on Kuril Islands Russia's presidential office says it is making adjustments with Japan to hold a bilateral summit on January 21st. Japan said in July it had asked Russian Federation to reduce its military activity on the islands, a plea Moscow dismissed as unhelpful megaphone diplomacy at the time. [Full Article...]

Trump sensitive to criticism about so-far failed border wall promise

Trump sensitive to criticism about so-far failed border wall promise Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey of NY, who will take over as Appropriations Committee chairwoman, said she was disappointed that Trump and the Republican Congress "couldn't even complete their final task of funding the government" and instead chose to "kick the can down the road for a third time". [Full Article...]

Pentagon Confirms: U.S. 'Started Process' of Withdrawing Troops from Syria

Pentagon Confirms: U.S. 'Started Process' of Withdrawing Troops from Syria US President Donald Trump attends the annual Army-Navy football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 8, 2018. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. [Full Article...]

The Trump Foundation is closing, but it’s not off the hook

The Trump Foundation is closing, but it’s not off the hook New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced that the Donald J. Trump Foundation is dissolving as her office pursues its lawsuit against the charity, Trump and his three eldest children. It seeks $2.8 million in restitution plus penalties and "a bar on President Trump and his three eldest children from serving on the boards of other NY charities", according to the press release . [Full Article...]

States' Credit Quality Threatened by Obamacare Ruling, S&P Says

States' Credit Quality Threatened by Obamacare Ruling, S&P Says In the former decision, Chief Justice Roberts concluded for the majority that the ACA penalty against those who do not carry health insurance is constitutional because Congress has "the power to impose a tax on those without health insurance". [Full Article...]

Sajjan Kumar: Milestone conviction in deadly 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Sajjan Kumar: Milestone conviction in deadly 1984 anti-Sikh riots Kumar has now been sentenced to life imprisonment until his natural death. "The Congress and the Gandhi family legacy will continue to pay for the sins of the 1984 riots", Jaitley said . Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Monday said that neither Sajjan Kumar - convict in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case - was given a ticket by the Congress, nor does he hold any office... [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn's business partners arrested over 'illegal lobbying plot'

Michael Flynn's business partners arrested over 'illegal lobbying plot' According to The Washington Post , the indictment , unsealed in the Eastern District of Virginia Monday, alleges that Bijan Kian and Turkish businessman Kamil Ekim "conspired" to unlawfully lobby federal USA officials and sway domestic public opinion against Gulen, an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Erdogan. [Full Article...]

Theresa May condemns Tony Blair's new Brexit vote call

Theresa May condemns Tony Blair's new Brexit vote call During Friday's meeting with the four leaders, May said the U.K. -EU deal had no chance of surviving as written because her own Conservative Party and Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party - which props up her minority government - will never support the so-called Irish backstop in its current form. [Full Article...]

Ryan Zinke to Resign as Interior Secretary

Ryan Zinke to Resign as Interior Secretary Zinke's resignation letter , obtained from a Zinke aide on Saturday, cites what he calls "meritless and false claims" and says that "to some, truth no longer matters". Then there was the department spending more than $25,000 on security for Zinke and his wife when they traveled to Turkey and Greece. Zinke styled himself as a Teddy Roosevelt Republican, showcasing his love of hunting, fishing and... [Full Article...]

Trump argues he ‘never directed’ longtime fixer to break law

Trump argues he ‘never directed’ longtime fixer to break law Cohen pleaded guilty to several charges, including violations of campaign finance laws and his role in paying hush money on Trump's behalf to adult film star and former Playboy model Karen McDougal . "He's a very different individual", Cohen explained. Cohen said he doesn't think anyone believes the president's denial, and Mr. Trump knows everything that happens at the Trump Organizati... [Full Article...]


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