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He was arrested during Saturday's protest for possession of a Category D weapon, believed to be a kind of baton, and "participating in a group with intent to commit vandalism and violence". Further demonstrations of several hundred "yellow vests" were reported in Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Rouen Saint-Etienne and Toulouse.
  • US Judge Orders North Korea to Pay $500M in Student's Death

    US Judge Orders North Korea to Pay $500M in Student's Death

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    This story is still developing. "Moreover, North Korea is "unprecedented" in its state sponsorship of "elicit activities, like proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, counterfeiting US dollars, [and] the production and sale of drugs like opium, heroin, and meth [amphetamines],'" Howell wrote".
  • Queen sends condolences after deadly Indonesian tsunami

    Queen sends condolences after deadly Indonesian tsunami

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    WELLINGTON, Dec 24 - A large chunk of a flank of the volcanic Anak Krakatau island slipped into the ocean and triggered a tsunami that hit Indonesian shores , killing hundreds of people, officials and scientists said on Monday. The initial speculation by experts, including Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics agency, was that an undersea landslide pushed the wall of coffee-colored water that raced toward the shore.
  • Trump Considering Withdrawing Thousands Of US Troops From Afghanistan Soon

    Trump Considering Withdrawing Thousands Of US Troops From Afghanistan Soon

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    The Western-backed government in Kabul has been struggling to counter attacks from the Taliban and other militant groups since the withdrawal of most North Atlantic Treaty Organisation combat troops in 2014. Mattis has been widely seen in Afghanistan as a guarantor of USA engagement, and his departure would inevitability raise worries in the minds of many Afghan officials.
  • Canada, US call for 'immediate release' of 2 Canadians held by China

    Canada, US call for 'immediate release' of 2 Canadians held by China

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    Though no link has officially been made, the arrests seem to be in retaliation of Canada's December 10 arrest of Meng Wanzhou , a top executive at Chinese telecom giant Huawei . "We feel that respecting the rule of law, respecting the rights of citizens, of prisoners is extremely important", the premier said in televised remarks.
  • Ethics Officials Say Whitaker Won't Have To Recuse Himself From Russia Probe

    Ethics Officials Say Whitaker Won't Have To Recuse Himself From Russia Probe

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    Watch above, via MSNBC. It was turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which released it along with questionnaire responses that Barr submitted to the panel. President Donald Trump named William Barr - who was attorney general under President George H.W. Bush - to serve as the next attorney general, though Barr will have to be confirmed by the Senate.
  • Dems would OK money for border security, no wall

    Dems would OK money for border security, no wall

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    Acting Incoming Chief of Staff Mulvaney, who is also now the director of the Office of Management and Budget, was accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner during his Capitol Hill negotiations. Mr Trump himself took to Twitter on Sunday to defend his plans for the border with Mexico . The director's comment about the president's softening stance came less than 24 hours after a senior administration official insisted to reporters on Saturday that Congress ...
  • Met Office issues freezing fog warning for Christmas Eve

    Met Office issues freezing fog warning for Christmas Eve

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    It appears as if Monday night into Christmas morning a weather system will, indeed, make its way through the QCA with a bit of snow for the region. "Cloudy on Christmas Day with snow showers expected from about Highway 153 on south. After that, we are actually going to see temperatures take off. 'Bing Crosby famously dreamt of it, while movies, advent calendars and Christmas cards are all decorated with snow-filled scenes of a white Christmas.
  • Erdogan, Trump agreed to avoid power vacuum in Syria: Turkish presidency

    Erdogan, Trump agreed to avoid power vacuum in Syria: Turkish presidency

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    Kurdish affairs analyst Mutlu Civiroglu said the USA withdrawal, announced abruptly by Trump last week , would open the way "for Turkey to start its operations against the Kurds, and a bloody war will begin". Graham also issued a statement ripping into Trump's decision, calling a withdrawal from Syria an "Obama-like mistake". Turkey views the Kurdish fighters as terrorists due to their links to a Kurdish insurgent group inside Turkey.
  • NORAD Santa-tracking program, postal service not impacted by partial government shutdown

    NORAD Santa-tracking program, postal service not impacted by partial government shutdown

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    Public employees are preparing to tell the world about the whereabouts of a mysterious entity called Santa which allegedly possesses the ability to deliver Christmas prezzies to every single child on Earth. "There are Christmas carols in the background, everyone's very friendly, happy to be there", she said . But he loved the joy and wonder he saw on the faces of the children so much that he has now been dressing as Santa during the Christmas season for ten years.