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UK PM Theresa May pens open letter to Britons lauding Brexit deal

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The British government wrote to Mr Tusk to say that it would not interpret its withdrawal treaty as meaning that a future EU-UK trade treaty would automatically apply to Gibraltar - but it would seek the best deal for the territory. European Council President Tusk said the bloc was determined to have as close as possible a partnership with Britain, which has always been sceptical about EU integration: "We will remain friends until the end of days". Read More »

Boris Johnson shores up DUP opposition to Brexit deal

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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez withdrew a threat to boycott Sunday's European Council just hours before Britain's Theresa May was due in Brussels . Meanwhile, Spain had threatened to pull out of the summit altogether until it was given assurances over Gibraltar, although the issue appeared to have been resolved on Saturday. Read More »

Wildfires in northern and southern California wreak havoc

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Another 35 people had been reported missing and three firefighters had been injured. All the victims were found in the town of Paradise , which was evacuated as a result of the fire. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz announced Friday that 106 firefighters and 20 engines from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources would be sent to California . Read More »

How the vote reflects on President Donald Trump

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It is likely that there will be a good idea of how the election is turning out during the early hours of Wednesday morning, but the full set of results could take days or even weeks depending on if there are any complications. If Republicans keep their majority, McCarthy could be the next speaker of the House. Fact-checker sites state that Trump got 41 percent of the female vote in that election, though he did get 52 percent of votes from white women. Read More »

NATO chief sees new US missile deployments in Europe as unlikely

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The ambitious treaty aimed to eliminate an entire class of nuclear weapons delivery systems. Bolton reiterated Trump's vow to formally withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty "in due course", saying Russian violations of the agreement are "long and deep". Read More »

Will Mexican authorities stop US-bound migrant caravan?

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But police on the Mexican side of the bridge pepper sprayed and pushed them back, CBS News said, adding that about 50 managed to get through. "If the Democrats would stop being obstructionists and come together, we could write up and agree to new immigration laws in less than one hour", Trump tweeted on Saturday, implying that it could be more productive to cooperate rather than fight. Read More »

Fox News Jerk Mocks Elizabeth Warren At Disneyland

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The test revealed that Warren likely has between 1/64th - 1/1,024 Native American ancestry, less than the average American. Despite her televised claims of Cherokee and Delaware Indiana heritage, Warren has never had any tribal affiliation, and the DNA test raised the possibility that she is whiter than the average white person despite all her bragging. Read More »

Canada Now World’s Largest Legal Marijuana Marketplace

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Canada followed Uruguay , which was the first country in the world to regulate the sale of cannabis for recreational purposes in 2013, and some USA states voted to end the drug ban. Canada's Public Safety Minister said the government will consider a proposal to pardon those jailed for possessing a small amount of marijuana - as long as they have finished their sentence. Read More »

VP Mike Pence accuses China of interfering in U.S. policies, politics

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Forbes magazine owner Steve Forbes warns that trade tariffs are really just sales taxes in disguise and both consumers and business will be better off once they are removed. "We were always on the defensive". We don't know that yet, but there are market gains, so that is promising. "We limited the damage and preserved our access to the American market". Read More »

US Senate braces for Kavanaugh vote after mass arrests

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But Murkowski said she is a "no" on the nomination but will "pair" her vote with Daines and be marked "present" instead, meaning that Daines can remain at the wedding and not have to rush back . There's no guarantee that the senators who supported moving forward will back Kavanaugh on the final vote. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., looks on before the arrival ofTreasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin during a Senate Appropriations Committee for Financial Services hearing on the proposed FY2019 budget ... Read More »

GOP senator: Secret FBI report shows no Kavanaugh misconduct

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Trump has expressed similar sentiments in the past in response to sexual misconduct allegations against Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News host who was forced out after multimillion-dollar settlements of sexual harassment claims; Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama who lost after being accused of child molestation; and Rob Porter, his White House staff secretary who resigned after two former wives accused him of abuse. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh closer to US Supreme Court confirmation after Senate vote

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Some protesters, many dressed in black, crowded into the Hart Senate Office Building after rallying in front of the Supreme Court on a sunny, warm autumn day. "There was absolutely no corroboration of (Ramirez's or Ford's) allegations", Kennedy said. President Donald Trump is praising the Senate for pushing Kavanaugh past a key procedural hurdle. Read More »

What will FBI investigation into Kavanaugh entail?

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The FBI is likely organizing their resources to ensure that every field office and every agent is available to complete the investigation in a week, said ABC News contributor and former FBI Special Agent in Charge Steve Gomez. The FBI can not force someone to talk to them as part of the process. "Remember, they're not reaching a decision or recommendation". Still, with 36 years between the night of the alleged attack and the forthcoming background investigation, the agents in this ... Read More »

Kavanaugh, Ford testify in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

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Joe Manchin. Facing a re-election vote in November in the pro-Trump state of West Virginia, he said on Friday that he supported Flake's call to delay voting so the FBI can investigate. Grassley has also pointed out that the ranking Democrat on the committee, Sen. The day before the hearing, Trump said he wished the Senate moved forward with the vote instead of allowing Ford's testimony. Read More »

Kavanaugh-Ford hearing: A dramatic lesson on gender roles

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The White House is pushing back against a call from the American Bar Association to slow the vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until the Federal Bureau of Investigation can do a full background check. She took turns with the Democratic senators to ask questions in five-minute segments, disrupting her flow. "I am terrified", she said, her voice often quavering. Read More »