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Worldwide Winter weather impacts northern Midwest travel starting tonight
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Over 11 inches of rain already has poured down some regional areas of Louisiana and MS where flash flood exigencies were provided overnight Thursday into Friday morning. Well, the first phase of a two-day winter storm looks like it lived up to the hype, and now National Weather Service forecasters are predicting that the second and final phase will, too.

Worldwide How to Watch New Year’s Eve 2018 TV Coverage Online
Author: 0 How to Watch New Year’s Eve 2018 TV Coverage Online

Bebe Rexha will perform just before the ball drop at midnight after shows by the lovelytheband, Christina Aguilera , Bastille, New Kids On The Block and Dan + Shay. EST and available to be watched on local Fox channels. The organization will join New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in pushing the Waterford Crystal button and leading the 60-second countdown to the New Year.

Worldwide Rubio Meekly Objects To Way White House Has 'Handled' Shutdown
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Trump is holding out for billions in federal funds for a border wall between the USA and Mexico, which Democrats have said they were intent on blocking. And Senator Lindsay Graham tweeted a message to Pelosi and the Democrats, signaling he would not vote for a deal that does not include money to fund Trump's border wall.

Worldwide Trump threatens to close border if Dems won’t pay for wall
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Democrats will take over the House majority on Thursday, when they're expected to propose legislation that would end the partial government shutdown without funding the border wall. She said Democrats "will govern responsibly in stark contrast to this chaotic White House". "If they can't do it before January 3, then we will do it", said Rep.

Worldwide China 'releases' Canadian teacher Sarah McIver
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Further testing tense relations, another Canadian, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, is due to appear before a court in north-eastern China on Saturday on drugs charges. China has demanded Canada free Ms Meng, who is fighting extradition to the United States, where she would face fraud charges that carry a maximum sentence of 30-years jail for each charge.

Worldwide Hanover airport reopens after auto intruder detained
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Officers managed to "overpower" the man, who drove a Polish-registered auto, and arrest him. Police later added: "Police checks of the vehicle have been completed, no unsafe objects were found". "The security areas are now vacated, now there is no clearance", police said, immediately after the incident. All flights have been suspended after the incident happened at 3.40 local time on Saturday.

Worldwide Trump Praises Acting Defense Chief, Says Shanahan Might Stay On
Author: 0 Trump Praises Acting Defense Chief, Says Shanahan Might Stay On

Instead, Shanahan will immediately take the reins and Shanahan "could be there for a long time " in the acting defense secretary position, Trump said, according to Reuters , during his surprise visit to Iraq yesterday. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will leave his position on January 1, President Donald Trump announced this week in a tweet . Trump has not yet named a replacement, but says he will do so "shortly".

Worldwide Mulvaney: $5B Border Wall Demand 'Came Down,' But Dems Walked Out
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In a befuddling series of tweets Friday, President Trump appeared to threaten both the Democrats and USA trade relations with Mexico when he suggested he would close the southern border. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney says during a Friday morning appearance on Fox News Channel that the president was in D.C. Trump canceled his Christmas trip to Florida and remained in the White House, saying on Christmas Eve that he was "waiting for the Democrats to come back and ...

Worldwide Trump's Tweet Reveals Identities and Location of Navy Seals in Iraq
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Iraqi lawmakers told Reuters that the pair had disagreed over where their planned meeting should take place: Trump had asked to meet at the Ain al-Asad military base, an offer which Abdul-Mahdi declined. Binaa favors close ties with Iran and is aligned with Tehran on regional political issues. Qais Khazali, the head of the power Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, expressed confidence that parliament would vote to expel United States forces from Iraq.

Worldwide Tourists killed in bus bombing near Egypt's Giza pyramids
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Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli visited the injured tourists in hospital, where he announced that the tour guide had died from his wounds. An interior ministry statement said 10 other tourists from Vietnam and the Egyptian bus driver were wounded when the homemade device exploded at 6:15 pm (1645 GMT).

Worldwide Trump finally visited the troops overseas - and it was an embarrassing mess
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Bina said Trump's visit "places many question marks on the nature of the United States military presence and its real objectives, and what these objectives could pose to the security of Iraq ". invasion and the overthrow of longtime ruler Saddam Hussein. Now, however, the USA president's oversized bomber jacket has inspired that latest wave of derision and memes, with the pop culture references spanning the past three decades or more.

Worldwide Trump accidentally reveals location and identities of US Navy Seals in Iraq
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That visit and the U.S. troop presence were denounced on Thursday by parliament members, major Iraqi political parties and key players in the current Iraqi government. 'Operational security is the most important aspect of personnel deployments, ' Malcolm Nance, a former U.S. Navy intelligence specialist who has experience in Iraq, told Newsweek .

Worldwide Saudi king demotes Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in reshuffle
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In other moves, the Saudi king appointed Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz to replace Prince Miteb bin Abdullah as chief of the National Guard, and ordered a reshuffle of Saudi Arabia's Political and Security Council. The shakeup comes after Saudi Arabia last week said it was creating government bodies to boost oversight of its intelligence operations, in the wake of Khashoggi's murder.

Worldwide Damascus must take over E. Syria after U.S. troops withdrawal - Moscow
Author: 0 Damascus must take over E. Syria after U.S. troops withdrawal - Moscow

Ankara has said it'll deploy its forces to Jarabulus and Manbij in Syria . Turkish troops and their allied Syrian militias are building up along the frontier between them and the Kurds near the Euphrates River and the city of Manbij. For the past week Erdogan has threatened to launch a full-scale cross border assault on US -backed Kurdish forces in Syria, which Turkey has long considered a terrorist extension of the outlawed PKK.

Worldwide US judge orders North Korea to pay $500M in student's death
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Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after nearly a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, June 19, his family said. The lawsuit was brought on the Warmbiers' behalf by Richard Cullen, a prominent Virginia lawyer and former US attorney. Howell's ruling does not guarantee an immediate windfall for the Warmbiers, however.

Worldwide President Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to troops in Iraq
Author: 0 President Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to troops in Iraq

But before Wednesday's trip to Iraq, Trump had taken some heat from critics for being the first president since 2002 not to make a Christmastime visit to troops in 2018. IS has lost a significant amount of territory in Iraq and Syria but is still seen as a threat. We now have video from President Donald Trump's speech to troops during his surprise trip to Iraq, and during his remarks he brought up the fight against ISIS.

Worldwide Trump says believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'
Author: 0 Trump says believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'

Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives in November's midterm elections and will take control of the chamber in January. "It's going to be built, hopefully rapidly", he said. "I'd rather not be doing shutdowns". Schumer on Monday denounced the White House for sending mixed messages. "We're nearly having a groundbreaking, it's such a big section", he said.

Worldwide Driver killed in crash at French 'yellow vest' protest
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Police had arrested around 60 people in the capital by 11.00 am (1000 GMT) compared with 500 at the same time last weekend, according to figures released by the local government. The French national Assembly approved the proposals of the President of Emmanuel Macron to the participants of mass protests in the country. Two journalists covering the Boulou rally for France 2 television said they were "violently" attacked by the protesters.