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Trump, Top Lawmakers To Meet To Discuss Averting Shutdown

A potential government shutdown looms at the end of the year if U.S. President Donald Trump and congressional leaders cannot reach an agreement by the end of the year, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. The White House plans to meet next week with congressional leaders “to discuss end-of-the-year legislative issues,” the report said. Two congressional aides confirmed Republicans (House Speaker) ...

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Saudi-led Coalition Will Ease Yemen Blockade

The Saudi-led coalition fighting an insurgency in Yemen announced Wednesday it will reopen the country’s main airport and a crucial Red Sea port to humanitarian aid — easing a blockade enforced after rebels launched a missile attack toward the Saudi capital of Riyadh earlier this month, CBS News reported. The new rules will go into effect on Thursday, the report ...

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Hamas, Fatah And Other Palestinian Factions Agree On General Election

Hamas and Fatah among other Palestinian factions have agreed to hold general elections by the end of 2018, Reuters reported Wednesday. A joint statement was published with the decision following talks in Cairo. In October, Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal following Hamas’ agreement to turn over administrative control of Gaza, the report said. This included the Rafah border ...

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France Calls Emergency UN Meeting For Libyan Migrant Slave Auctions

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed he would push for sanctions against migrant slave auctions in Libya on Wednesday, CNN reported. Macron called such auctions “a crime against humanity.” According to Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, France called for an “urgent” meeting of the UN Security Council in order to discuss such treatments of migrants in Libya, said the report. France ...

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North Korea sees Manhattan, White House, Pentagon As Top Nuclear Targets: Report

The European Council on Foreign Relations released a report Wednesday showing Manhattan, the White House and the Pentagon are among the top nuclear targets of North Korea, Newsweek reported. “Major American cities,” Guam, Hawaii and U.S. military bases in the Pacific are also primary targets listed in the report. “North Korea lacks a clear distinction between the use of nuclear ...

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Alleged Terrorist Leader To Be Freed By Pakistani Court

The release of Hafiz Saeed has been ordered by a Pakistani court, The Guardian reported Wednesday. Saeed has been alleged to be the mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks and his release will likely further damage Pakistani relations with the United States. Saeed, the Islamic cleric leading the Jamaat-ud-Dawa or JuD, has been listed by the United Nations as ...

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Peter Thiel Continues Selling Major Facebook Stocks

Peter Thiel, the first major investor in Facebook Inc., has sold three quarters of his shares in the social network, Reuters reported Wednesday. According to a regulatory filing, the sale was made as part of a pre-established trading plan. Thiel is a member of Facebook’s board and the stock he sold is worth more than $1 billion before Tuesday, the ...

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Governments Across The World Launch Investigations Into Uber After Data Breach

Governments across the world launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc. after the company announced it covered up a hack exposing the information of millions of customers and drivers — the most recent scandal affecting the ride-hailing company, according to Reuters. British and United States authorities, two senior Uber markets, Australia and the Philippines announced on Wednesday they would probe the ...

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