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N. Korea may be preparing a missile or space launch: NPR

N. Korea may be preparing a missile or space launch: NPRNorth Korea may be preparing for a missile or space launch, US news outlet NPR has reported, based on satellite image analysis of a key facility near Pyongyang. NPR said the images of Sanumdong, one of the facilities Pyongyang has used to produce inter-continental ballistic missiles and space rockets, were taken days before US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Hanoi for their high-stakes summit, which ended in failure.



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Huawei said to be preparing to sue U.S. government: source

Huawei said to be preparing to sue U.S. government: sourceHuawei is preparing to announce that it is suing the U.S. government in a court in Texas by challenging an addition to the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed last year, according to the source. The new NDAA act, which Beijing had condemned as targeting China, controlled U.S. government contracts with Chinese companies including Huawei and strengthened the role of the panel that reviews foreign investment proposals. The New York Times first reported Huawei’s planned legal move on Monday, citing two people familiar with the matter.



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Thousands of Venezuela volunteers begin preparing US aid entry

Thousands of Venezuela volunteers begin preparing US aid entryThousands of volunteers in Venezuela will begin mobilizing on Sunday to bring American aid into their crisis-hit country despite a blockade by President Nicolas Maduro who claims the assistance could be cover for a US invasion. Once-wealthy Venezuela is gripped by a power struggle between socialist leader Maduro and Juan Guaido, the head of the National Assembly who proclaimed himself interim president last month and now has the backing of more than 50 countries.



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'Your Ignorance Could Kill You:' How Minnesotans Are Preparing for Minus 60 Wind Chills

'Your Ignorance Could Kill You:' How Minnesotans Are Preparing for Minus 60 Wind Chills“One breath of wind can suck the heat out of you”



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Government shutdown – live: Trump preparing national emergency order to end standoff as Roger Stone arrested

Government shutdown - live: Trump preparing national emergency order to end standoff as Roger Stone arrestedThe White House is reportedly preparing a draft emergency declaration that would allow Donald Trump to circumvent Congress if lawmakers do not fund his southern border wall. Trump administration officials have identified $ 7 million in potential funds to pay for the wall without congressional approval, according to CNN. The move comes as the former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone is arrested by the FBI as part of the special counsel’s investigation into possible campaign links to Russia.



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Do-ahead Christmas dinner: 10 tips for preparing your food early

Do-ahead Christmas dinner: 10 tips for preparing your food earlyWe all know the feeling. It's Christmas Day, but rather than enjoying a glass of wine or catching up with family, you're peeling carrots, boiling Brussels sprouts, and hoping you'll have time to get the bread sauce out of your hair before the turkey needs basting. Dinner will, of course, taste delicious – but by the time you sit down to it, you'll be so exhausted you'll barely have the strength to pull a cracker. With a little pre-planning, such chaos can be a ghost of Christmas past. At the end of the day, remember, Christmas dinner is just a roast – and there are plenty of elements in a roast that can be prepared days, if not weeks, ahead. 1. Gravy You can make a deliciousChristmas gravy long before the main event. Simply freeze it in a container, and defrost on the day. You can then add the juices from your Christmas turkey to it just before serving. Recipe: Stephen Harris's ultimate gravy recipe, which can be made ahead 2. Stuffing Stuffing freezes well – you can even freeze it in an oven dish, so once it's defrosted, you can pop the dish straight into the oven. Some people go so far as to cook the stuffing before freezing, so on the day it only requires warming up: a good idea when oven space is at a premium. Recipe: Stevie Parle's Middle Eastern stuffing 3. Red cabbage Credit: Tara Fisher Braised red cabbage is one of those foods that actually improves its flavour over time, so it’s well worth making in advance. It will keep a few days in the fridge, and reheats brilliantly. Recipe: Diana Henry’s braised red cabbage with blackberry jelly and spices keeps well and has a lovely festive flavour. 4. Brussels sprouts Save time by using what chefs call “blanching and refreshing” – boil the sprouts, drop them in cold water to stop the cooking process, then the next day just reheat them in a pan or in the microwave. You can do this with most other vegetables too. Recipe: Marcus Waering explains how to blanch and refresh Brussels in his Christmas lunch guide, and Diana Henry has delicious recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts with apples and bacon 5. Potatoes Some people parboil and freeze their potatoes to give them a headstart on Christmas Day. Personally, I like them cooked from fresh, but you can still get ahead by peeling and chopping them the night before. Keep the potatoes in a water-filled container overnight to stop them browning. Recipe: The ultimate roast potatoes from the chef director of three-Michelin-starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal 6. Turkey Credit:  Michael Powell Many turkeys are oven-ready, but if you want to do anything messy like deboning, you’ll want to get it out of the way on Christmas Eve. You can also rinse it and pat it dry, and prepare anything you’re planning on filling it with – be it stuffing or something like chopped onions and herbs. Store them in the fridge in sealed containers. Recipe: Our ultimate guide to cooking a Christmas turkey, complete with tips, timings and side suggestions 7. Bread sauce Nobody wants to be faffing around with sauces on Christmas Day. Bread sauce freezes well, but it also keeps for a surprisingly long time in the fridge – just make it a few days before, and you won't even need to defrost it. Cranberry sauce can also be made ahead. Recipe: Bee Wilson's bread sauce  8. Parsnips You can boil your parsnips and keep them in the fridge for up to a day before, to cut down on the cooking time on Christmas Day. Alternatively, you could freeze them. Recipe: Marcus Waering details how to make the perfect honey-glazed parsnips in his guide to Christmas lunch 9. Yorkshire puddings Credit: Andrew Twort & Annie hudson for The Telegraph If you’re serving Yorkshire puddings, you could make the batter a day in advance. You could also completely cook and freeze them, then, after they're defrosted, just give the puddings a quick 5-10 minutes in the oven to warm them up. Recipe: This Yorkshire pudding recipe is foolproof 10. Desserts Clodagh McKenna's winter berry trifle Credit:  Kirstie Young Christmas pudding, of course, can be made months ahead: simply steam it for a few hours on Christmas Day till reheated. Make sure any other desserts are simple and don’t require oven space. Cold desserts that can be made ahead and served straight away, like a chocolate mousse or a frozen dessert, are ideal. Recipe: Try Diana Henry's marmalade Queen of puddings for plum-pudding haters, or Clodagh McKenna's winter berry trifle with crème de cassis For the classic Christmas pudding, try Stephen Harris's recipe



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Mueller preparing endgame for Russia investigation 

Mueller preparing endgame for Russia investigation The office of the special counsel investigating ties between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election says it is "tying up loose ends."



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Congress Preparing Itself For New Influx of Mothers

Congress Preparing Itself For New Influx of MothersThe election of 2018, in addition to putting the Democrats in power in the House of Representatives, has put a large group of new lawmakers in power in Washington. Among that delegation is more than 100 women, including the first two Muslim women in Congress, while Nancy Pelosi, who was the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House, is expected to return to that office. Among the women taking seats in Congress in 2019 are several – more than ever before, in fact- who are the mothers of young children.



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EU's only Plan B is preparing no-deal Brexit: official

EU's only Plan B is preparing no-deal Brexit: officialThe European Union has no plan to address a possible rejection of Sunday’s Brexit deal in the British parliament other than its current planning for Britain leaving without a deal, a senior EU official said. Asked after the treaty was endorsed at a summit about what the EU was doing to prepare for possible new negotiations, the official said: “The only Plan B that is going on is preparedness planning. This work continues.” The official added that those no-deal preparations were not discussed by leaders on Sunday and nor was there any discussion among the leaders or with British Prime Minister Theresa May of “what if” questions relating to the British parliamentary vote, expected to take place days before an EU summit on Dec. 13-14.



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Justice Department Preparing To Prosecute WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange: WSJ

Justice Department Preparing To Prosecute WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange: WSJThe U.S. Justice Department said it is planning to prosecute controversial



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