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Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said: "At around 7.55pm last night officers on patrol in Bishop Street spotted a suspicious vehicle and were making checks when, around 5 minutes later, information was received that a device had been left at the courthouse".
  • House OKs bill to reopen USA gov’t through February 8

    House OKs bill to reopen USA gov’t through February 8

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    Nancy Pelosi has made it clear that she has a conservative approach towards Trump. Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat, said it would be "odd" for the president to deliver the speech during a shutdown . A bipartisan group of senators plan to send a letter to President Donald Trump requesting for a temporary reopening of the government in exchange for serious debate of the president's desired border protections, Politico reports .
  • South Korea stops calling North 'main enemy'

    South Korea stops calling North 'main enemy'

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    A diplomatic source in Washington said the goal of Suh's visit "was to hold discussions with USA intelligence officials". It was flown to Pyongyang and delivered by hand, the CNN reported , quoting a source familiar with the ongoing talks between Washington and Pyongyang on denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
  • Trump's move to ease Russian Federation sanctions survives Senate vote

    Trump's move to ease Russian Federation sanctions survives Senate vote

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    The House of Representatives will vote on a similar measure Thursday. Democrats in both chambers have slammed the Treasury Department for its plan to lift sanctions on three companies tied to Deripaska: Rusal, the world's second-largest aluminum producer, its holding company EN+ Group and EN+ Group subsidiary JSC EuroSibEnergo.
  • Trump announces ambitious new missile defense plan

    Trump announces ambitious new missile defense plan

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    The systems are also aimed at protecting against existing threats from Iran and North Korea . President Trump also said America must recognize space is a new war fighting domain and create a space-based missile defense system. The strategy will encourage prototypes for promising new technologies to be evaluated outside the standard acquisition process to increase speed. "The U.S.
  • Kirsten Gillibrand takes major step toward White House run

    Kirsten Gillibrand takes major step toward White House run

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    Senator Gillibrand plans to travel to the lead-off caucus state of Iowa later this week. Gillibrand would join a Democratic presidential field beginning to take shape. She has built a reputation in the Senate for standing up for victims of sexual violence . In a December interview with CNN's Van Jones , she spoke out against White House's policy of separating migrant children from their parents and said that the president's "nasty language" wouldn't scare her away from a presidential bid.
  • William Barr Says 'Straight Shooter' Mueller Wouldn't Lead A 'Witch Hunt'

    William Barr Says 'Straight Shooter' Mueller Wouldn't Lead A 'Witch Hunt'

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    Former DOJ spokesperson under Attorney General Eric Holder, and frequent MSNBC Justice and Security Analyst Matthew Miller says Barr would be "breaking precedent" to not recuse. "The memo did not address - or in any way question - the Special Counsel's core investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election", Barr added.
  • Plane crashes at Fath Airport in Karaj near Tehran

    Plane crashes at Fath Airport in Karaj near Tehran

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    Some buildings have been damaged. The plane was carrying meat from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan when it crashed near the capital Tehran , an army spokesman told state TV, adding that only the flight engineer survived. First responders recovered the bodies of seven crash victims. There were a total of 16 people on board the aircraft, according to reports. Yet a spokeswoman for Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport said the plane belonged to Iran's Payam Air, Reuters reported.
  • Former Trump Lawyer Responds To Report Of FBI Counterintelligence Probe

    Former Trump Lawyer Responds To Report Of FBI Counterintelligence Probe

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    Trump was working for the Russians . Speaking with the press on Monday, Trump was more definitive, telling one reporter: "I never worked for Russian Federation". The Washington Post also reported that Trump had concealed details of his conversations with Putin, including an instance in 2017 when the president took the notes of his interpreter and instructed him not to discuss the meeting.
  • Brazil says it recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader as president

    Brazil says it recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader as president

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    Venezuela's sidelined opposition-controlled parliament called Friday for a mass protest against President Nicolas Maduro in a bid to oust the socialist leader in favor of "a transitional government". The head of the Organization of American States, Secretary-General Luis Almagro, responded quickly, sending out a tweet recognizing Guaido as Venezuela's interim president.
  • Ocasio-Cortez campaign fined by feds

    Ocasio-Cortez campaign fined by feds

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    Another Democrat said they'd like to see the rising self-described Democratic socialist star give her fellow colleagues a chance before "passing judgment". In November, Ocasio-Cortez, 29, became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. It started when Joe Lieberman , Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 election who retired in 2013 after serving 24 years as U.S.
  • Ex-kidnapping Victims: Jayme Closs Needs Space, Time to Heal

    Ex-kidnapping Victims: Jayme Closs Needs Space, Time to Heal

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    The second photo was another selfie with her aunt, Jennifer Smith, with a caption reading "Love her so much!" Jayme told the couple she had been held captive in a cabin and didn't know where she was or anything about Gordon. "I went to her and she just sort of grabbed onto me and she told me who she was". Police found her parents James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, shot dead, and undertook a nationwide search for Jayme, describing her as "endangered", but the trail had gone cold until ...
  • Trump actively hid info on meetings with Putin from top officials

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    They say Trump directed his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush-money payments to two women as a way to quash potential sex scandals during the campaign. Trump also instructed the interpreter "not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials", in the Post's words. 'I can tell you this, if you ask the folks in Russian Federation, I've been tougher on Russian Federation than anybody else, ' Trump said.
  • 'Elections have consequences,' Trump tweets as shutdown continues

    'Elections have consequences,' Trump tweets as shutdown continues

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    It's 100 per cent, and I'll have to do that, ' he said . Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg said Trump was simply using all available tools. "There has to be some basis for declaring an emergency when both houses of Congress have concluded" there isn't one, said Walter Dellinger, who served as acting Solicitor General under President Bill Clinton .