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Texas city council member calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a ‘bimbo’ with ‘nothing between your ears’

Texas city council member calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a ‘bimbo’ with ‘nothing between your ears’A city council member from Texas has been forced to apologise after calling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “bimbo” in a now-deleted tweet directed at the congresswoman. Richardson City Councilman Scott Dunn replied to Ms Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter with the offending remarks, according to screenshots of the tweet that circulated online last week. “The embarrassment is to have bimbos like you with nothing between your ear,” Mr Dunn wrote.



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Pompeo to ask UN Security Council to recognize Venezuela's Guaido

Pompeo to ask UN Security Council to recognize Venezuela's GuaidoUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will press UN Security Council members to recognize Juan Guaido as acting president of Venezuela during an upcoming crisis meeting, the State Department said Friday. The United States requested Saturday’s session after it threw its support behind the Venezuelan opposition leader and declared leftist firebrand Nicolas Maduro to be an illegitimate president. “Secretary Pompeo will urge members of the Security Council and the international community to uphold international peace and security by recognizing Juan Guaido as the constitutional interim President of Venezuela, and call for support for the transitional government in their quest to restore democracy and the rule of law,” the State Department said in a statement announcing his trip.



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US requests UN Security Council meeting on Venezuela

US requests UN Security Council meeting on VenezuelaThe United States on Thursday called for a UN Security Council meeting on the crisis in Venezuela after it recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the acting president. The US mission to the United Nations said it requested that the council meet in open session at 9 am (1400 GMT) Saturday. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to attend, diplomats said.



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UN Security Council meets on DR Congo vote

UN Security Council meets on DR Congo voteThe UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Friday to discuss the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo as world powers awaited results. France requested the meeting as the European Union and the African Union urged DR Congo authorities to respect the outcome of the December 30 vote. Election results were initially scheduled to be released on Sunday but could be delayed.



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U.S. judicial council tosses misconduct claims against Kavanaugh

U.S. judicial council tosses misconduct claims against KavanaughThe judges said the complaints of misconduct, including accusations that Kavanaugh made false, unduly partisan and disrespectful statements to senators, must be dismissed because he has been confirmed to the Supreme Court and the federal law governing judicial conduct applies only to lower court judges. Kavanaugh was a federal appeals court judge when President Donald Trump appointed him in July. In all, 83 complaints were filed against Kavanaugh by “lawyers, doctors, professors and concerned citizens, among others,” according to Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.



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UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile test

UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile testThe UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday at the request of France and Britain after they accused Iran of test-firing a medium-range missile at the weekend, diplomats said. The United States said the missile launch on Saturday was a violation of a UN resolution that endorsed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, from which Washington has withdrawn.



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The Latest: UN Security Council takes no action on Gaza

The Latest: UN Security Council takes no action on GazaJERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers (all times local):



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Amazon HQ Move Criticized by New York City Council, U.S. Senator

Amazon HQ Move Criticized by New York City Council, U.S. SenatorAbout 250 people huddled against the cold wind in Long Island City Wednesday, near the East River site where Amazon plans to move in. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand later used a Twitter posting to join the chorus of critics. The gathering in Queens included dozens of elected officials, including City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who represents the district that includes Long Island City and who said he’d been shut out of any negotiations and only learned the deal had been consummated by reading about it in the newspaper.



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Saudi king to tour northern region, address Shura Council next week

Saudi king to tour northern region, address Shura Council next weekSaudi Arabia’s King Salman will resume a domestic tour and make an annual address to the Shura Council next week, as the country grapples with its worst political crisis in a generation over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The king, 82, will meet citizens and launch development projects in northern areas including Waad al-Shamal industrial city, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. The king last week visited Qassim and Hail provinces, north of the capital Riyadh, and was accompanied at times by his favorite son and heir apparent Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.



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UN rights council renews Yemen war crimes probe

UN rights council renews Yemen war crimes probeThe United Nations Human Rights Council voted to extend an international probe of alleged war crimes committed in Yemen despite strong opposition from Saudi Arabia and several of its allies. Last month, investigators detailed evidence of possible war crimes committed in Yemen by both the Saudi-led coalition and the Huthi rebels supported by Iran. The coalition and the Yemeni government, which together are battling the Huthis, strongly criticised the probe’s initial report, arguing that it underplayed rebel violations and Iran’s role.



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