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December 16, 2018 1:50 PM North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death

PYONGYANG, KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF—North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son and successor, Kim Jong Un. As snow fell Sunday, tens of thousands of people offered flowers and paid respects to the late leader at Mansu Hill in central Pyongyang 5

December 15, 2018 2:24 PM Mueller says FBI not to blame for Flynn’s false statements

“A sitting National Security Advisor, former head of an intelligence agency, retired Lieutenant General, and 33-year veteran of the armed forces knows he should not lie to federal agents,” Mueller’s prosecutors wrote. “He does not need to be warned it is a crime to lie to federal agents to know the importance of telling them the truth.” Flynn’s lawyers 6

December 15, 2018 12:48 AM China suspends tariff hikes on U.S. cars, auto parts

BEIJING—China announced a 90-day suspension on Friday of tariff hikes on U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its ceasefire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth. The suspension is China’s first step in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Dec. 1 agreement to suspend U.S. tariff hikes for a similar 90-day period 8

December 12, 2018 10:08 PM Ontario teen’s wish comes true, becomes prime minister for the day

He said his favourite stop in Ottawa was the House of Commons: “It was breathtaking in there,” he said. Anderson said he’s always been fascinated by politics, but especially since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. His schedule included a meeting with Trudeau; he planned to talk about how Canada can help countries in Africa and the Middle East. “I really 6

December 12, 2018 12:15 PM Why congress can’t cave in to Trump on NAFTA

The best argument for Congress to pass U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweaked version of the North American Free Trade Agreement is also the worst argument for it. It’s the argument from stability. It concedes that the new agreement, labelled the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), may not be a vast improvement over NAFTA, or an improvement at all. But it urges 5

December 12, 2018 12:40 AM California judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Trump legal fees

LOS ANGELES — Porn star Stormy Daniels must pay U.S. President Donald Trump nearly $293,000 (U.S.) for his attorneys’ fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against him was dismissed, a federal judge in Los Angeles ordered Tuesday. Trump’s attorney, Charles Harder, had requested nearly $390,000 in fees and equal amount in sanctions 11

December 11, 2018 5:22 PM Facing pressure, McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote

McConnell said he was moving the bill as soon as this week “at the request of the president” and following improvements to the legislation. A revised bill makes some changes requested by Senate Republicans and law enforcement groups who had concerns it would be too soft on some offenders. Cornyn announced Tuesday morning that he had requested changes 8

December 10, 2018 7:53 PM Nearly 85 per cent of UN nations back migration deal, excluding U.S

Louise Arbour of Canada, a former UN human rights chief, said the issue also has been tied up in parliamentary debates in Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Israel, Slovenia and Switzerland — although some of them did participate in creating the accord, which has since been ensnared by tough political headwinds. The conference is the capstone of efforts 10

December 7, 2018 10:01 PM Tucker Carlson says Trump is ‘not capable’ and hasn’t kept his promises

Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson set straight any misinformation concerning his views on U.S. President Donald Trump: “I don’t think he’s capable,” he said during an interview on Tuesday. Urs Gehriger, an editor at Die Weltwoche, Switzerland’s leading German-language opinion weekly, noted that Carlson’s new book, Ship of Fools, is silent on Trump 9

December 7, 2018 8:47 PM Tillerson says Trump directed him to do things that violate the law

Former secretary of state Rex Tillerson said Thursday night that his relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump grew tense after he repeatedly told the chief executive that many of the things he was asking him to do were illegal. “So often, the president would say, ‘Here’s what I want you to do, and here’s how I want you to do it,’” Tillerson said at a fundraiser 11