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Trump drew widespread criticism for missing a trip on Saturday to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, where French President Emmanuel Macron and other world leaders participated in remembrance events. "So what's the real reason he won't honour and show respect to our fallen heroes who fought for freedom?" The president had plenty of controversial moments in the headlines this weekend, and Colbert got to nearly all of them in the course of his show.
  • US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg out of hospital

    US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg out of hospital

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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from a hospital after suffering a nasty fall. According to the court, Ginsburg experienced discomfort after going home following the fall and was admitted to George Washington University Thursday morning for observation and treatment.
  • Plane overshoots runway in Guyana after emergency landing

    Plane overshoots runway in Guyana after emergency landing

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    The pilot of Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 to Toronto, which was carrying 120 passengers and eight crew, requested permission to return to Cheddi Jagan International Airport soon after take-off early on Friday, Guyanese officials said at a news conference.
  • Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, court orders her arrest

    Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, court orders her arrest

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    It sentenced her to six to 11 years in prison on each count. Imelda, 89, a sitting three-term congresswoman who is known for her huge collection of shoes, jewellery and artwork, once wielded vast power in the Southeast Asian nation before her family was toppled in an army-backed popular uprising in 1986.
  • Malta-registered oil tanker collides into Norwegian warship

    Malta-registered oil tanker collides into Norwegian warship

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    Norway has been forced to close the Sture Oil Terminal near Bergen and has started closing down the nearby Kollsness gas-and-condensate terminal - a lifeline of heating gas to Europe - after an early morning collision between a $440-million frigate and an oil tanker.
  • Buhari leaves Abuja to participate in peace forum in France

    Buhari leaves Abuja to participate in peace forum in France

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    The Paris Peace Forum is part of the drive by the French President, Emmanuel Macron , to reaffirm the importance of multilateralism and collective action in responding to current global challenges. Trump is set to meet with Macron Saturday morning at the Élysée Palace in Paris , per USA Today . Fresh off US congressional elections that saw his Republican Party's power erode, Trump is in Paris this weekend to bolster the US-European alliance at commemorations to mark the 100th ...
  • Unofficial vote tallies could prompt recounts in 3 contested midterm elections

    Unofficial vote tallies could prompt recounts in 3 contested midterm elections

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    And no angry mobs in suits at least not yet. - A Broward County judge has ordered the immediate release of voter information sought by Florida Gov. But Broward County has been notoriously late with submitting election results. A state judge sided with Scott on Friday, ordering that Republicans be granted access to requested information about ballots.
  • Pompeo's meeting with Kim Yong-chol canceled abruptly

    Pompeo's meeting with Kim Yong-chol canceled abruptly

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    Kim Eui-kyeom, the Blue House spokesman, said in a briefing Wednesday, "I don't believe that the postponement [of the high-level talks] means that the North-U.S. But we're not in any rush at all . Last week, the North's foreign ministry threatened to return to Pyongyang's former policy of "byeongjin", which calls for simultaneously developing its nuclear program and economy, if the USA did not start lifting sanctions.
  • Florida passes amendment to restore felons' voting rights

    Florida passes amendment to restore felons' voting rights

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    The amendment, which passed Tuesday night with 64% of the vote, restores voting rights for people convicted of felonies as long as they have completed their sentences, though it excludes people convicted of murder or felony sex offenses. MA approved Question 2 , an initiative to create an advisory commission for any US Constitutional amendments regarding corporate personhood and political spending.
  • Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire

    Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire

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    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District also issued a warning Thursday afternoon, notifying residents of air quality impacts in the Bay Area due to the smoke drifting south from the Camp Fire . today that she would flee her Paradise home in her Buick with her cat. May said the low humidity and the dryness of trees and brush are among the reasons for the Camp Fire and also pose a potential danger in Berkeley.
  • Despite House loss, Trump still sees midterms success

    Despite House loss, Trump still sees midterms success

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    The verdicts in the House and Senate were based on incomplete results as vote counting continued across the country and some states were still voting in a congressional election cast as an unofficial referendum on Trump . Trump is over 50% in Georgia as well, a state he won with 51% of the vote in 2016. With Democrats now poised to take control of the House, Mr. Cummings will likely be in a position as chairman to issue those subpoenas on his own.
  • Russian Federation probe 'under threat' after Sessions fired

    Russian Federation probe 'under threat' after Sessions fired

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    The demonstrations follow President Donald Trump's removal of Jeff Sessions as attorney general on Wednesday and his appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. First, the Democrats were delighted to have an Attorney General who recused himself from all matters relating to the Trump presidential campaign, including but not limited to Russian Federation, broadly construed.
  • USA midterm elections broke barriers of race and gender

    USA midterm elections broke barriers of race and gender

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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, is now the youngest woman elected to Congress. For example, the next Congress will feature a record number of women of color, as well as a record number of non-incumbent women, according to the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics.
  • Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crash

    Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crash

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    Following the fatal crash of a Lion Air jet in Indonesia last week, Boeing has issued a warning to airlines operating its new 737 MAX about what to do in the event of an "angle-of-attack" sensor failure and avoid a unsafe nose-dive. Chairman Soerjanto Tjahjono said the airspeed indicator and sensor problems are related. "I would definitely be looking at the man-machine interface and how pilots respond", said Cox, a former airline pilot who flew earlier versions of the 737 and specialized ...
  • Arizona Senate race goes to overtime with glacial vote count

    Arizona Senate race goes to overtime with glacial vote count

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    The GOP complained about the issue before Election Day and threatened to sue. "That's certainly the case here", he said. In a statement anticipating the new results this afternoon, Sinema's campaign manager, Andrew Piatt, said, "Arizonans must have faith that their votes are counted, and we are working diligently to ensure that count proceeds in a fair, transparent, and timely manner that voters can trust".
  • Hannity joins Trump on stage despite claiming he wouldn't

    Hannity joins Trump on stage despite claiming he wouldn't

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    He was speaking before a frantic final day of campaigning that included rallies in Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri, where he was introduced by radio personality Rush Limbaugh. This came after Hannity insisted that he would interview the president back stage and hold a live show from the venue, but wouldn't actually get on stage to campaign on the president's behalf.
  • China seeks to rebrand global image with import expo

    China seeks to rebrand global image with import expo

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    The event is being attended by several foreign heads of government including Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Pakistani premier Imran Khan. "All in all, the favourable conditions are in place for the long-term, healthy and steady growth of the Chinese economy", Xi said. The European Union, which shares US concerns over China's trade practices if not Trump's tariff strategy to address them, on Thursday called on China to take concrete steps to further open its market to foreign ...
  • At least 11 people injured in California bar shooting

    At least 11 people injured in California bar shooting

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    He told reporters when officers arrived at the bar to reports of shots being fired, they could hear gunfire. Witnesses told CNN the attacker had a large handgun, wore a black trench coat and glasses and threw smoke grenades inside bar. "He shot a lot, at least 30 times". Authorities said the incident took place at the Borderline Bar & Grill - though the extent of the injuries is not yet known.
  • United States midterms: Candidates who made history

    United States midterms: Candidates who made history

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    This year's USA midterm elections have already made history, with a record number of women , Native Americans, and Muslim candidates running for office. A lawyer and former MMA fighter, Davids became the first Native American congresswoman and the first lesbian congresswoman from Kansas. Texans elected Garcia, a former social worker and lawyer, by a wide margin against her Republican opponent.
  • Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

    Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned as the country's chief law enforcement officer, the Associated Press reports. President Trump tweeted the news, writing, "We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well!" He added Wednesday that he felt it's "almost impossible" to not see Sessions' firing as an attempt to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  • Rebel group kidnaps 78 pupils from their school

    Rebel group kidnaps 78 pupils from their school

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    Cameroon's authorities have blamed the kidnap on Anglophone separatist militias - who have called for schools in English-speaking regions to be closed. The crisis started as an industrial strike by lawyers and teachers in 2016, but snowballed into an internal armed conflict since a year ago when separatists joined and symbolically declared the independence of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia.
  • Rashida Tlaib becomes first Muslim Congresswoman: Ilhan Omar set to follow

    Rashida Tlaib becomes first Muslim Congresswoman: Ilhan Omar set to follow

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    A Somali-American and a former refugee, she served as the first Somali-American legislator in the USA when she won a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016. She is expected to share the honour with Somali-American Ilhan Omar , who was leading the opinion polls in Minnesota. Tlaib had defeated Jones in the Democratic primary earlier in the year, by about 900 votes.
  • 'El Chapo' Trial Set to Begin in NY

    'El Chapo' Trial Set to Begin in NY

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    Identities of the 12 selected jurors and six alternates will remain anonymous and they will be escorted to and from the courthouse every day by armed United States marshals. A look at those concerns for a trial that is starting Monday with jury selection. Mr Heroy estimates the trial will cost USA taxpayers " more than US$50 million", a price tag that includes protection programmes for at least some of the hundreds of witnesses expected to testify.
  • Charges filed in hit-and-run that killed 4 in Wisconsin

    Charges filed in hit-and-run that killed 4 in Wisconsin

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    The grandmother of one of three Girl Scouts killed in a Wisconsin hit-and-run crash says the child dreamed of being an animator and shared a love of crafts with her mom, who also died in the accident. The hit-and-run suspect later admitted to law enforcement that he had been huffing chemicals before the deadly crash. Neither the girl or the infant were identified in media reports.
  • How a Democratic US House could alter foreign policy

    How a Democratic US House could alter foreign policy

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    But as the dust settles on the elections, which are viewed as a referendum on the sitting president, Mr Trump will likely be breathing a sigh of relief. "I am extremely happy with the economy", Gerlock said . The Republican incumbent had been branded Barbara "Trumpstock" by Democrats in a race that pointed to Trump's unpopularity among college-educated women in the suburbs.
  • 'Beto 2020' Buzz Builds Immediately After O'Rourke's Senate Defeat

    'Beto 2020' Buzz Builds Immediately After O'Rourke's Senate Defeat

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    Cruz tied himself to Trump in the final days of the campaign, inviting the president for a major rally in Texas. O'Rourke lost a closely watched race to Sen. We know that the hard-left right now, they're angry. In turn, Cruz garnered praise from President Trump, who referred to his former political rival as "Beautiful Ted" in the days ahead of the vote.
  • China to help Pakistan avert fiscal crisis, 'more talks needed'

    China to help Pakistan avert fiscal crisis, 'more talks needed'

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    This prompted New Delhi to voice protest to Beijing and Islamabad, as India qualifies the move as a violation of its territorial integrity since buses will run through the Jammu and Kashmir region, disputed between India and Pakistan. They also agreed to task the CPEC's Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) with formulating ideas to explore new areas of cooperation. He said his government was keen to learn from China's experience in poverty alleviation and anti-corruption.
  • Order to kill Khashoggi came from top of Saudi government: Turkey's Erdogan

    Order to kill Khashoggi came from top of Saudi government: Turkey's Erdogan

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    Aktay, who was friend of Khashoggi , said he believes that the body was cut into pieces so that it could be dissolved in chemicals. Within days of the mysterious disappearance Turkish officials had made anonymous leaks to the media about the killing of the journalist, a harsh critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman .