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Issa Kassissieh, Palestinian ambassador to the Holy See, said the new embassy was "a significant achievement for the Palestinian people, considering that the pope has taken a moral, legal and political stand through recognizing the state of Palestine ".
  • Litvinenko murder suspect calls being on USA blacklist 'absurd'

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    The head of Russia's investigative committee and a close aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Alexander Bastrykin, was also blacklisted. Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun are the men accused of poisoning him. Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway reaffirmed on Monday that Trump plans to ease USA sanctions against Russian Federation upon taking office later this month.
  • American Charged With Attempted Murder of Diplomat in Mexico

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    Zia Zafar, a 31-year-old USA citizen, was deported from Mexico and arrested Monday, according to a recent release by the Justice Department. Mexican media identified the victim as Deputy Consul Christopher Ashcraft. Ashcroft remains in a Guadalajara hospital, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Officials say Zafar entered Mexico on a student visa and holds a USA passport.
  • Boris Johnson flies to NY for talks with Donald Trump's team

    Boris Johnson flies to NY for talks with Donald Trump's team

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    Asked about a 2005 recording of Mr Trump bragging to TV host Billy Bush about women and how he could "grab them by the pussy" because of his celebrity status, Mrs May was blunt in her response. Also this afternoon, President Elect Trump tweeted that he had scheduled a personal meeting with Theresa May in the spring. The Prime Minister and Mr Trump are due to meet in Washington within weeks of his inauguration on January 20.
  • Former Iranian President Rafsanjani Dies at Age of 82

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    Cavusoglu said in a Twitter message he was "deeply saddened" by the demise of Rafsanjani. He headed the Expediency Council, a body which is meant to resolve disputes between the parliament and the Guardian Council. None of his reforms dared to undercut the vast power of the Revolutionary Guard - which Mr. Rafsanjani briefly commanded, and which controls every key defense and strategic program.
  • Theresa May to meet Trump in February

    Theresa May to meet Trump in February

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    Downing Street said: " During the second phone call with President-elect Trump, the Prime Minister suggested it would be a good idea for key staff from both teams to meet . May's top staffers met Trump aides last month to finalize the spring visit. In private, United Kingdom officials complain that Trump's team is not giving them any notice of its intentions.
  • Ander Herrera: Manchester United are finding their identity under Jose Mourinho

    Ander Herrera: Manchester United are finding their identity under Jose Mourinho

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    Hopes are United can maintain their impressive form as they face Reading in the FA Cup Third round on Saturday at Old Trafford. "After the game, when I saw it, it gave me proof that I'm right". The challenge seemed like a red card, but it could have easily just as been a yellow. "The West Ham United player was sent off for serious foul play during the game against Manchester United on Monday 2 January 2017".
  • Park Geun-hye's impeachment trial continues in Seoul

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    Confirming her absence, the nine-member bench opened the session to the oral arguments of Park's lawyers and the National Assembly that impeached her on December 9 over a corruption scandal linked to her confidante. "I am facing much unfairness", she told the court. "She won't appear in court unless there is an exceptionally special reason to do so", Lee said.
  • Paul Ryan Vows GOP Health Care Replacement Plan Will Come This Year

    Paul Ryan Vows GOP Health Care Replacement Plan Will Come This Year

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    And you did have to wonder if Donald Trump's own famous flip-flopping over Planned Parenthood was causing problems behind the scenes, leading to pressure on Ryan to show his cards. Unmentioned in any of the group's tweets are a few simple, key data points: namely, that Planned Parenthood only operates around 900 health care centers across the entire nation.
  • BJP likely to have CM face in UP, Goa

    BJP likely to have CM face in UP, Goa

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    Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya said the saffron party with its agenda of good governance and development will win the assembly polls. Other parties in the state such as the Rashtriya Lok Dal, Apna Dal, the Left might end up winning 7-11 seats.
  • Paul Ryan to congressman's dabbing son:

    Paul Ryan to congressman's dabbing son: "Are you gonna sneeze?"

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    Since then, popular athletes and celebrities have been seen dabbing in photos. Ryan ended the farce when he gently pushed Cal's forearm down. He even asked him if he was going to sneeze. Cal laughed and reluctantly agreed. Marshall, who represents Kansas' First District, said his son was grounded. "Dabbing" has become something of a phenomenon over the past two years.
  • Megyn Kelly to Ditch Fox News for NBC News

    Megyn Kelly to Ditch Fox News for NBC News

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    Sources say Kelly is departing in order to broaden her career and scope of journalism with NBC. Kelly detailed the insults and threats she received after Trump's tirades objecting to her reporting in her new memoir " Settle for More ". Details on when Kelly, whose current contract expires in the summer, would make her NBC debut were not announced. In a move described by Fox News as "unprecedented", Mr Trump later refused to participate in shows hosted by Ms Kelly.