• Scuffles as Brussels anti-migration rally draws thousands
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    Scuffles as Brussels anti-migration rally draws thousands

    Police deployed teargas and water cannon after scuffles broke out Sunday as thousands of people answered a call by far-right groups to reject a UN migration pact. Police said some 5,500 people rallied in Brussels' European quarter housing a number of EU institutions. Some held aloft banners bearing

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    Here are the top stories for Sunday, December 16th: The White House digs in on the border wall; the Israeli military discovers a border tunnel; Bay area-residents brace for high surf; a fire kills animals at a zoo.

  • Famed Brazilian medium accused of sex abuse surrenders
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    Famed Brazilian medium accused of sex abuse surrenders

    Famed Brazilian "spiritual healer" Joao de Deus, accused of sexually abusing hundreds of women under the pretext of treating them, surrendered to authorities on Sunday, Brazilian media reported. An arrest warrant was issued Friday for the 76-year-old medium, whose real name is Joao Teixeira

  • Strasbourg attack victims honoured
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    Strasbourg attack victims honoured

    More than 1,000 people gathered in Strasbourg Sunday to honour the victims of an attack on the city's popular Christmas market that left five dead. The ceremony, organised by local rights associations with the approval of the city authorities, included music, singing and several readings. The traditional

  • Trump calls ex-lawyer Cohen a 'rat'
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    Trump calls ex-lawyer Cohen a 'rat'

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday derided his former attorney Michael Cohen as a 'rat' for cooperating with federal investigators probing alleged hush-money payments Cohen made to silence women who claim they had sexual affairs with Trump. Zachary Goelman reports.

  • Jake Tapper Shuts Down Susan Collins' Attempt To Spin Trump Hush Money Payments
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    Jake Tapper Shuts Down Susan Collins' Attempt To Spin Trump Hush Money Payments

    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) thinks more information is needed before she can

  • Hitting a wall: Shutdown looms over border funding
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    Hitting a wall: Shutdown looms over border funding

    U.S. President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats appeared no closer to reaching a government budget deal by December 21 - with Trump still insisting Congress include $5 billion for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Lisa Bernhard reports.

  • Sudan's president is first Arab leader to visit Syria since crisis
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    Sudan's president is first Arab leader to visit Syria since crisis

    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, the first such visit by an Arab leader since the start of the Syrian conflict, Syrian state media said. President Bashar al Assad welcomed him at the airport, official photos showed. Many Arab countries have shunned

  • Brazil releases photos in bid to catch, extradite Italian
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    Brazil releases photos in bid to catch, extradite Italian

    Brazilian federal police, now cooperating with a longtime Italian demand, on Sunday released a photo montage of Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s. Italy has repeatedly sought the extradition of Battisti, who has lived in Brazil for

  • Romania slams EU ahead of taking rotating presidency
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    Romania slams EU ahead of taking rotating presidency

    Leaders of Romania's left-wing ruling majority on Sunday accused the European Union of "discriminatory" treatment, two weeks before the eastern European country takes over the bloc's rotating presidency. "Romania will no longer accept being treated as a second-rate country"

  • Trump's tweet "language of a mobster": Cohen adviser
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    Trump's tweet "language of a mobster": Cohen adviser

    During an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation", Lanny Davis, an adviser to Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen who was sentenced to three years in prison, said President Trump calling Cohen "a rat" in a tweet was "language of a mobster, not of the president"

  • Macron's ex-bodyguard faces fresh charges in 'Benallagate' scandal
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    Macron's ex-bodyguard faces fresh charges in 'Benallagate' scandal

    A former top security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who caused a political storm after it emerged he had roughed up protesters at a May Day demonstration is facing further charges over the affair. Ex-bodyguard Alexandre Benalla, 26, is already facing two criminal charges after videos emerged

  • Obamacare ruling thrusts health debate into spotlight
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    Obamacare ruling thrusts health debate into spotlight

    Republicans and Democrats found themselves forced to once again argue the merits and deficiencies of the 2010 Affordable Care Act after a U.S. federal judge ruled that Obamacare was unconstitutional. Zachary Goelman reports.

  • Offset Crashes Cardi B's Set Asking Her To Take Him Back
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    Offset Crashes Cardi B's Set Asking Her To Take Him Back

    Offset famously proposed to Cardi B in front of a live audience, but his

  • Explosion at Japan restaurant injures 42: police
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    Explosion at Japan restaurant injures 42: police

    An explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan injured 42 people late Sunday, police said, with the blast reportedly causing surrounding buildings to collapse. Fires broke out following the incident in the northern city of Sapporo, Kyodo news agency said, and images from the scene showed large flames

  • Russia retains heightened military border presence: Ukraine leader
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    Russia retains heightened military border presence: Ukraine leader

    Russia retains a heightened military presence on Ukraine's border, having pulled back "less than 10 percent" of its forces since tensions between the countries peaked in November, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday. "The biggest part (of troops) is still there, less

  • Heavy fog grounds flights in the Netherlands
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    Heavy fog grounds flights in the Netherlands

    Heavy fog over the Netherlands forced at least one airport to close its runways and divert inbound flights Sunday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded, the airports and news reports said. The southern Eindhoven international airport has been closed since noon (1100 GMT), with some 27 inbound flights

  • Latest Spider-Man spin-off scales box office heights
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    Latest Spider-Man spin-off scales box office heights

    "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" snared North American viewers in its web this weekend, earning $35.4 million in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations estimated Sunday.

  • Damascus prepares for Christmas without mortar fire
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    Damascus prepares for Christmas without mortar fire

    Christmas decorations are going up for the first time in years in a Damascus neighbourhood that was a frontline in Syria's war until government forces wiped out the last rebel enclaves in the capital earlier this year. "Christmas preparations this year are more than excellent. Abbasiyeen Square

  • Damascus prepares for Christmas without mortar fire
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    Damascus prepares for Christmas without mortar fire

    Residents of Damascus prepare for the first Christmas celebrations since government forces recovered full control of the city and its outskirts. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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    Nicaraguans in Costa Rica set out to mount anti-Ortega border protest

    Several hundred Nicaraguan dissidents set off in a caravan on Sunday from Costa Rica's capital en route to the Nicaraguan border to protest against their president, Daniel Ortega, and encourage his domestic opponents. More than 300 people have been killed as the Ortega administration has responded

  • Fox News' Chris Wallace Tears Into Rudy Giuliani: 'I'm Asking You For The Truth, Sir'
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    Fox News' Chris Wallace Tears Into Rudy Giuliani: 'I'm Asking You For The Truth, Sir'

    Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday pleaded with President Donald Trump's

  • Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted cleric Gulen
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    Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted cleric Gulen

    U.S. President Donald Trump has told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington is working on extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup in 2016, Turkey's foreign minister said on Sunday. "In Argentina, Trump told Erdogan they were working

  • Explosion at Japan restaurant injures 42: police
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    Explosion at Japan restaurant injures 42: police

    An explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan injured 42 people late Sunday, police said, with the blast reportedly causing surrounding buildings to collapse. Fires broke out following the incident in the northern city of Sapporo, Kyodo news agency said, and images from the scene showed large flames

  • Thousands of Hungarians protest against Orban's rule
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    Thousands of Hungarians protest against Orban's rule

    Around 10,000 Hungarians protested in Budapest on Sunday against a new labour law and what they see as the increasingly authoritarian rule of right-wing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Sunday's protest, called "Merry Xmas Mr. Prime Minister" by organisers, was the fourth, and