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Texas judge rules Obamacare illegal

A U.S. federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional — a ruling that excited President Donald Trump, but which opposition Democrats vowed to appeal.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that work on a new site for the embassy is under way [Mick Tsikas-Pool-Getty Images]

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Australia has recognised West Jerusalem as Israel's capital but an embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said
The United States and South Korea have failed to agree on a bigger South Korean share of the cost of maintaining U.S. troops in the country, an official said on Friday

US, South Korea disagree over troops financing

The United States and South Korea have failed to agree on a bigger South Korean share of the cost of maintaining U.S. troops in the country, an official said on Friday.
President Donald Trump knew it was wrong to order election-eve hush money paid to two women who claimed affairs with him, his former lawyer Michael Cohen said in an interview to be broadcast Friday.

Michael Cohen: Donald Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong

President Donald Trump knew it was wrong to order election-eve hush money paid to two women who claimed affairs with him, his former lawyer Michael Cohen said in an interview to be broadcast Friday.
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Koreas to meet IOC in February on joint Olympic bid

The two Koreas on Friday agreed to hold talks with the International Olympic Committee on their joint bid for the 2032 Summer Games in February, Seoul said, as a rapid diplomatic thaw takes hold on the peninsula.
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Donald Trump shortlists son-in-law for chief of staff

Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is on the short-list of potential candidates for the president’s next chief of staff, US media said.

John Bolton: US to counter China, Russia influence in Africa

U.S. National Security Adviser, John Bolton, has said his country plans to counter the rapidly expanding economic and political influence of China and Russia in Africa.
President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Associated Press)

Donald Trump denies directing jailed Michael Cohen to break law

Donald Trump on Thursday denied directing his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law after the US president’s longtime close ally was sentenced to three years for campaign finance violations and other crimes.
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CIA chief Gina Haspel to brief US House leadership on Jamal Khashoggi case

CIA Director Gina Haspel is set to give a classified briefing to leaders of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday on the what the intelligence agency knows about the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.
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Canadian court releases Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou on bail

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, faces US accusations that she misled multinational banks about the company's business dealings in Iran, putting the lenders at risk of violating Washington's sanctions.
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Sundar Pichai: Google has ‘checks and balances’ against political bias

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said Monday that the internet giant steers clear of “political bias,” arguing that this is a core principle of its business to maintain the trust of users.
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United Nations meeting adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from around 150 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.
Hatice Cengiz spoke to Turkish broadcaster in an interview broadcast on Friday. Ozan Köse-AFP-Getty Images

Jamal Khashoggi: No normal person could imagine such ‘horrific’ crime – fiancee

Fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz, calls for the perpetrators of the murder to be identified and put on trial

France tells Donald Trump to stop meddling in its affairs

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian asks Donald Trump to stop meddling in French affairs after the US President criticised France in two tweets following riots in Paris
US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line.

Donald Trump to face impeachment, jail time over hush money

US President Donald Trump could face impeachment and jail time if hush money payments reported by his former lawyer are proven to be campaign finance violations, Democratic lawmakers say
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Report: ‘I can’t breathe’ were Khashoggi’s final words

Jamal Khashoggi’s final words were “I can’t breathe,” CNN reports, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist’s murder
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China summons US ambassador over arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

China summons US ambassador Terry Branstad to protest “extremely bad” arrest of telecom giant Huawei’s chief Meng Wanzhou in Canada
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US says March 1 ‘hard deadline’ for trade deal with China

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says trade negotiations with China need to reach successful end by March 1 or new tariffs will be imposed, clarifying there is “hard deadline” after a week of confusion among administration advisers

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Ivory Coast’s opposition chief Henri Bedie seeks alliance for election

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