• US, China clash on trade, influence in APEC
US, China clash on trade, influence in APEC

But Mr. Duterte has downplayed the victory of the Philippines in favor of economic investments from China. Xi did not mention the USA or Pence in his Sunday speech, but said differences between countries were normal, adding: "What is important is for us to stay committed to the shared goal of common development ...

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  • Trump takes helicopter tour of scorched California landscape
Trump takes helicopter tour of scorched California landscape

The president has long voiced skepticism about man's impact on the climate and has been reluctant to assign blame to a warming earth for the increase in the frequency and intensity of natural disasters. 11, 2018. Residents wave to the motorcade during US President Donald Trump's visit of the Camp Fire in Chico, California on November 17, 2018 ...

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  • Trump Administration Wants Soybeans Included in Any US-China Trade Deal
Trump Administration Wants Soybeans Included in Any US-China Trade Deal

On Saturday, Xi, speaking at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Papua New Guinea, declared that a trade war would produce " no winners "-but he offered no indication China is willing to make further concessions". "I think a deal will be made", Mr Trump said. "The most probable scenario will see that China and the USA reach ...

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  • Hundreds missing in fire's wake ahead of Trump visit
Hundreds missing in fire's wake ahead of Trump visit

The fire - which roared through Paradise, a town of 27,000 people in the Sierra foothills 280 km north of San Francisco, on November 8 - is among the deadliest to have hit the United States over the last century. Trump's remarks came after he was criticized last week for initially blaming California forest management for the destruction wrought b...

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  • As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Gillum concedes
As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Gillum concedes

Gillum's race all but ended on Thursday, however, when the machine portion of the recount ended and DeSantis lost only one vote on the Tallahassee mayor. The Nelson campaign managed to secure only one victory in court. "The campaign for governor achieved this objective as evidenced by historic voter turnout from people of all parties across our sta...

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  • Stacey Abrams says ‘democracy failed’ Georgia as she ends bid for governor
Stacey Abrams says ‘democracy failed’ Georgia as she ends bid for governor

Abrams made her announcement as the state became eligible to certify the election results, and it left Kemp, whose brash allegiance to hard-line conservatism made him an object of national fascination and scorn, poised to become governor in January.

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  • Macron says agreed with Trump to pressure oil producers
Macron says agreed with Trump to pressure oil producers

Trump, who has promoted an "America First" policy, pointed to Macron's recent comments about Europe's need to protect itself, tweeting "it was Germany in World Wars One & Two - How did that work out for France?" "The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France, 26%, and an unemployment rate of nearly 10%".

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  • Trump done with questions about Russian election meddling
Trump done with questions about Russian election meddling

With the midterm elections now over, Mueller faces key decision points in his 18-month-old investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign - a probe that has led to charges against 32 people, including 26 Russians. Protesters gathered in front of the White House last week as part of a nationwide "Protect Mueller" campaign. He says ...

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  • North Korea to deport American it detained for illegal entry
North Korea to deport American it detained for illegal entry

And it is thanks to the strong leadership and resolution of U.S. President Donald Trump that made the current situation possible, he said , adding that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un thinks the same way. We must extend the security of insurance and pension to more than a billion workers in the informal sectors worldwide, who still do not have i...

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  • Ongoing Israeli airstrikes on Gaza kill Palestinian, injure two
Ongoing Israeli airstrikes on Gaza kill Palestinian, injure two

An Israeli colonel, one Hamas commander and six others were killed in the incident. The building of Al-Aqsa TV station located in an-Nasr district, west of Gaza , was totally destroyed by the Israeli raids, footage of the attack showed. Militant group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said two of those killed were its members and...

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  • Trump attacks Mueller as more indictments reportedly loom
Trump attacks Mueller as more indictments reportedly loom

But "Trump's not just moping around the White House, he's also moping around the Twitter ", he said, reading Trump's tweeted tirade against Special Counsel Robert Mueller . "Because Mr. Whitaker was not confirmed by the Senate, both Republican and Democratic constitutional law experts warned that his appointment was, and continues to be, unco...

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  • Michelle Obama surprises a dance class at her former high school
Michelle Obama surprises a dance class at her former high school

Obama said she hopes that writing about the struggles she and Barack experienced will counter the public's idealized version of their marriage . "I was female, black, and strong, which to certain people , maintaining a certain mind-set, translated only to 'angry.' It was another damaging cliché, one that's been forever used to sweep minorit...

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  • EU's Tusk says summit to sign Brexit deal November 25
EU's Tusk says summit to sign Brexit deal November 25

Legislators in the opposing party, the Labour Party, laughed when May said her deal would allow the U.K.to leave the European Union "in a smooth and orderly way" on March 29. What else is in the agreement? He was followed out of the government by Work and Pensions Secretary Esther Mcvey . Shailesh Vara , the Minister of State at the Northe...

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  • Pelosi taunts critics, says she still has support to be elected speaker
Pelosi taunts critics, says she still has support to be elected speaker

Asked whether she thought critics opposing her for speaker might be sexist, Pelosi responded , "You'd have to ask those people what their motivation is". Pelosi has led House Democrats since 2003, including a historic four-year stint as the first-ever female speaker. "You know I've never gone to that place", she continued.

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  • Stormy Daniel's Lawyer Arrested Following Domestic Violence Allegation
Stormy Daniel's Lawyer Arrested Following Domestic Violence Allegation

Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do harm to my reputation. Over the past few months Michael Avenatti has emerged as someone standing up for women who were abused by powerful men. Attorney Michael Avenatti has been arrested for felony domestic violence, TMZ reports . "I will never strike a woman". The lawyer has...

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  • Central American migrants arrive in Tijuana
Central American migrants arrive in Tijuana

Mattis said Tuesday that the Defense Department's mission on the southern border remains the same. "People wouldn't let us into trucks, they made us get in the back of the line for showers, they would call us ugly names". "But we will make room". Rueda said that state and local authorities want Mexico's federal government to petition US authori...

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  • 'Recording links Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi murder'
'Recording links Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi murder'

The tours are the latest public outreach by the king, apparently meant to shore up the power of the crown prince, who has taken over day-to-day rule but whose global reputation was battered since Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

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  • N.Korea accuses South of violating agreement
N.Korea accuses South of violating agreement

The Center for Strategic and International Studies - relying on satellite photos , as well as interviews with defectors and defence and intelligence officials from around the world - has identified 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile operating bases.

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  • Heavy rain Tuesday, more rain Thursday and Friday with some snow possible
Heavy rain Tuesday, more rain Thursday and Friday with some snow possible

Tuesday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. "There are still strong signals showing a similar pattern of stormy and very cold weather holding out up to the end of the year and through Christmas".

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  • Overheating machines complicate Florida's recount battle
Overheating machines complicate Florida's recount battle

DeSantis is ahead of Tallahassee mayor Gillum - who could become Florida's first African-American governor if voted in - by 0.41 per cent. Nelson also called for his Republican opponent, Gov. "Many supervisors' offices have various types of incidents to occur", Scott said. Broward County Circuit Judge Jack Tuter, who on Monday rejected Sco...

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  • Turkey says rights groups should attend Khashoggi suspects' trial
Turkey says rights groups should attend Khashoggi suspects' trial

The audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is so "atrocious" that a Saudi intelligence official who heard it speculated that "only someone who took heroin" could carry it out, Turkey's president was quoted as saying Tuesday.

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  • Hillary Clinton for president -- again? Seems so, say top Dems
Hillary Clinton for president -- again? Seems so, say top Dems

A few weeks ago former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton fuelled speculation over her potential 2020 run by saying "I'd like to be president". Others close to Mrs Clinton have played down the claims. But they revealed themselves to be bungling amateurs in the Brett Kavanaugh nomination fight, with their laughable Spartacus moments.

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  • Thousands in Gaza demand revenge after deadly Israeli raid
Thousands in Gaza demand revenge after deadly Israeli raid

More than 200 Palestinians have been killed in the protests, mostly by Israeli sniper fire. Levy said that irrespective of whether or not Israeli forces were present to conduct surveillance or an assassination, "a senior Hamas commander is now dead, and this will not be taken lightly".

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  • At least 61 killed in clashes in Yemen's Hodeida
At least 61 killed in clashes in Yemen's Hodeida

Save the Children field coordinator Mariam Aldogani spoke of intense coalition air strikes on the city. "This is the worst time for Hodeida children", she said . "We can not predict what will happen in the future, but at the moment there are no problems", said Yahya Sharafeddine, deputy director of Hodeida port.

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  • Senate, governor races in Florida head to machine recount
Senate, governor races in Florida head to machine recount

Rick Scott and Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson . "I would wish they would allow us to continue to count the ballots". Scott has expressed frustration at the new votes coming in from Broward, which have already narrowed his margin of victory over Nelson.

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  • Country music fans endure 2nd mass shooting in barely a year
Country music fans endure 2nd mass shooting in barely a year

Schmidt-Orfanos said she doubted that any gun control laws could be effectively enforced in the current political climate, citing the lack of action after the 2012 shooting in the Sandy Hook elementary school in CT that left 26 dead. "He'd be the first to rush in to try to solve the problem to try to neutralize that threat, so I know he didn't have...

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  • Legal challenge as Sri Lankan political turmoil deepens
Legal challenge as Sri Lankan political turmoil deepens

The basis for challenging, Samaraweera said, lies in the 19th Amendment to the constitution, signed off by President Sirisena himself in the afterglow of presidential victory in 2015, which stipulates that a dissolution can take place upon completing four-and-a-half years.

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  • Erdogan says he gave audio tapes of Khashoggi's death to Saudi officials
Erdogan says he gave audio tapes of Khashoggi's death to Saudi officials

The White House declined to say whether it had a copy of the recording, The New York Times reported Saturday , but CIA Director Gina Haspel purportedly listened to the recordings in Ankara last month. "In consultation with the United States" it had requested the end of in-flight refueling, Saudi Arabia said. During the discussions, Assiri's to...

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  • Donald Trump cancels visit to WW1 military cemetery because of rain
Donald Trump cancels visit to WW1 military cemetery because of rain

Trump will be the most notable absentee at the forum, where Macron's defense of multilateralism will take center stage. Yet, despite a war that was supposed to end all wars, World War II pitted both sides against each other once again in 1940.

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  • Who won these races? Lawyers sue over ballot counting
Who won these races? Lawyers sue over ballot counting

He noted that the law designates untrained local elections workers the responsibility of reviewing voters' signatures, none of whom are qualified to do so, Elias says. Voting in the 2018 General Election concluded November 6, 2018. Not only does it seem like this led to confusion, this exact problem was anticipated by the U.S.

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  • In Florida Senate Race, Razor Thin Margin May Lead To Recount
In Florida Senate Race, Razor Thin Margin May Lead To Recount

In the governor's race, Democrat Andrew Gillum's campaign said Thursday it's readying for a possible recount . In a statement Thursday, Gillum's campaign says it underestimated the ballots that still needed to be counted when he conceded .

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  • Victim of Thousand Oaks Massacre Survived Las Vegas Shooting
Victim of Thousand Oaks Massacre Survived Las Vegas Shooting

Reports soon emerged that some at Borderline had survived the massacre at the Route 91 Harvest festival in October 2017, when a gunman killed 58 and injured hundreds more in the deadliest shooting in modern US history. He of course served a term in Afghanistan back in 2010/2011. Kelly is now serving in the Marine Corps Reserves, Maj. A nei...

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  • Philippines' ex-first lady Imelda Marcos to appeal court's graft ruling
Philippines' ex-first lady Imelda Marcos to appeal court's graft ruling

She can also elevate this latest case before the top court and post bail. She was sentenced 6 to 11 years in prison for each count and perpetually disqualified from holding public office. She ran for congress and won while her appeal was underway. President Rodrigo Duterte counts the family among his supporters and has expressed admiration for Ferd...

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  • Trump's advisers worried about Mueller's next steps
Trump's advisers worried about Mueller's next steps

Trump repeatedly emphasized that he did not know Whitaker, whom he had tapped on Wednesday to lead the Justice Department on a temporary basis after forcing Attorney General Jeff Sessions out of the job. "I'm very anxious", said Nicole Lockett, waving an American flag. Critics of the Mueller probe, including Whitaker, argue it has gone too f...

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  • Passenger jet overshoots runway in Guyana, 6 injured
Passenger jet overshoots runway in Guyana, 6 injured

The airport said on its Facebook page that the injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening, but otherwise offered no further details on the crash. "The reports are of back pain and such, no reports of any broken bones", Minister Patterson said. An emergency inflatable slide had been deployed from one of the front doors.

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  • 75,000 homes evacuated as Southern California fire rages
75,000 homes evacuated as Southern California fire rages

Unfortunately, Scott Derrickson, best known for directing Doctor Strange , announced on Twitter early this morning that his home has been lost in the fire. The fire had crossed USA 101 a few miles east of Thousand Oaks - the site of Wednesday night's bar shooting massacre - and was headed south to the Pacific coast, in the direction of Malibu C...

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  • Illegal border crossers now ineligible for asylum, White House says
Illegal border crossers now ineligible for asylum, White House says

US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Friday suspending the entry of migrants through the US southern border between ports of entry for 90 days. USA law gave migrants seeking asylum a legal obligation to have their claims heard if they feared violence. The caravan has remained undeterred, and participants said they plan on applying...

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  • 5 people found dead in vehicles torched by fire
5 people found dead in vehicles torched by fire

Maj. Gen. David Baldwin says other military personnel are studying satellite imagery to assess the scope of the damage and map the fire. The Butte County Sheriff's office said the victims had been burned to death in their cars and could not immediately be identified.

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  • Midterm Election Wrap-Up: Record Number of Women Elected To Congress
Midterm Election Wrap-Up: Record Number of Women Elected To Congress

Similarly, in historically ruby red Texas, Democratic candidates Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia are now the first Latin American women in Congress. Abby Finkenauer , congresswoman-elect for Iowa's 1st district. Cindy Axne , congresswoman-elect for Iowa's 3rd district. Former Mayor of Southfield, Michigan, Brenda Lawrence won her bid to re...

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  • First Muslim woman elected to House of Representatives
First Muslim woman elected to House of Representatives

Omar , a refugee from Somalia, is the first Somali-American Muslim woman to hold public office. "Regardless of whether we win or lose , this gets to shift the narrative of what is possible", she said. Georgia governor's race candidate Stacey Abrams, a Democrat , was in a fierce battle to become America's first black woman governor, and Flor...

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