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Source: Fox News

Gen. Anthony Tata: Trump is perfectly within his authority to review case of Green Beret charged with murder

Today 07:00 GMT

President Donald Trump is perfectly within his legal authority to assert that he will review the case of West Point graduate and Special Forces Major Mathew Golsteyn, who is charged with murdering a Taliban bomb maker in Afghanistan in 2010.

“At the request of many, I will be reviewing the case of a ‘U.S. Military hero,’ Major Matt Golsteyn, who is charged with murder. He could face the death penalty from our own government after he admitted to killing a Terrorist bomb maker while overseas.”

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Source: The Guradian

Pompeii will evacuate people to Sardinia by boat if Vesuvius erupts

Today 04:15 GMT

Almost 2,000 years after the most notorious volcanic eruption in human history, authorities in Pompeii have discussed a new evacuation plan in case Mount Vesuvius erupts again.

Under the plan, which was discussed after a recent increase in seismic activity, people living in and around the town on the Italian coast would be evacuated to Sardinia by boat. Experts from the country’s civil protection agency and the municipality of Pompeii stressed there was no need to panic, and that the measures, agreed on Monday, were part of standard emergency planning for environmental disasters.

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Source: BBC

China says it 'will never seek hegemony'

Today 04:14 GMT

Mr Xi said despite China's growth, it would "never seek global hegemony" and also highlighted China's contributions towards a "shared future for mankind".

Mr Xi spent much of his long speech listing examples of China's progress over the past decades, praising them as "epic achievements that moved heaven and earth". Also in recent years, the country has struggled with mounting debt and slowing economic growth.

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Source: Common Domain

Texas ruling over Obamacare is wrong to claim that without the insurance mandate, the health-care law can’t survive

Monday 23:40 GMT

The ruling by a federal judge in Texas that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional — and therefore the entire law is invalid — whistles past a new economic reality.

With or without the mandate, the insurance markets created by the ACA are stable and providing coverage for millions of Americans who otherwise would be courting financial ruin when a health crisis strikes.

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Source: Global News

Was China caught off guard by Canada’s loyalty to rule of law, U.S. in Huawei arrest?

Monday 13:35 GMT

Frustration in China over the arrest and possible extradition of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou may come from not understanding how the rule of law actually works.

In interviews with the West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Liberal MP Andrew Leslie and Michael Hirson, Asia director at the Eurasia Group, posited that part of the reason for the rough reaction from China to Meng’s arrest and Canada’s willingness to carry it out lies in fundamental misunderstandings of just how deep respect for rule of law and the Canadian relationship with the U.S. work, even in times of challenges, such as under the current U.S. president.

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Source: Fox News

Dr. Marc Siegel: ObamaCare is here for now, but needs to become more effective to survive

Monday 08:58 GMT

Whether or not it is ultimately deemed unconstitutional, the Affordable Care Act must evolve into something more effective and actually affordable or it will not survive.

While Saturday was the last day for signing up for ObamaCare through healthcare.gov for 2019, people can still enroll through state exchanges in Rhode Island until Dec. 23 and enrollment ends in January in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Washington, D.C.. Nearly 12 million people have signed up for ObamaCare – officially known as the Affordable Care Act – this year.


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