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Democrats Agree To Reopen Government Without Protections For Dreamers

Democrats Agree To Reopen Government Without Protections For DreamersWASHINGTON ― The Senate reached a deal Monday to fund the government and potentially provide a path forward for a larger immigration agreement.



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Statue of Liberty to reopen; shutdown keeps other parks, monuments closed

Statue of Liberty to reopen; shutdown keeps other parks, monuments closedBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Statue of Liberty will reopen on Monday even if the U.S. government shutdown extends into the work week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday, vowing to use state funds to keep the landmark monument in operation. Dozens of other national parks and monuments were expected to remain partially or entirely closed after Congress failed to agree on a spending plan to keep the government running past a Friday midnight deadline. “Not all parks are fully open but we are all working hard to make as many areas as accessible to the public as possible,” U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Twitter on Saturday.



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Ritz-Carlton to re-open after holding royals in Saudi purge

Ritz-Carlton to re-open after holding royals in Saudi purgeThe Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, a holding place of royals and ministers detained in a sweeping Saudi corruption probe, will re-open for business in February, sources at the hotel said Monday. The Ritz-Carlton website now lists rooms as available from February 14. A hotel employee reached by phone also confirmed to AFP that bookings were available as of mid-February.



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Saudi Ritz Carlton to reopen after being used as luxury prison in corruption purge

Saudi Ritz Carlton to reopen after being used as luxury prison in corruption purgeThe luxury Riyadh hotel used as a prison during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption will reopen for business next month, suggesting authorities are close to settling the cases of many suspects. Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were detained and confined in the five-star Ritz-Carlton Riyadh as the government launched the purge in early November. The some 200 detainees occupied half the hotel's 492 rooms. The rest was closed to business. The hotel's website now accepts bookings from Feb. 14, quoting a nightly rate for its cheapest room of 2,439 riyals (£480). Saudi authorities have said they expect the vast majority of suspects to agree to financial settlements of charges against them, and that Riyadh hopes to recover about $ 100 billion of illicit funds. A small number are expected to be prosecuted. Construction giant Saudi Binladin Group said on Saturday that some of its shareholders might transfer part of their holdings to the state in a settlement with authorities. Chairman Bakr Bin Laden and several family members were detained in the crackdown. In late November, senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching a settlement with authorities that involved paying more than $ 1 billion, according to a Saudi official. Another top businessman who has been held at the Ritz-Carlton is billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman and owner of global investment firm Kingdom Holding. A Saudi official said this week that he was negotiating a possible settlement but so far had not agreed on terms. It has been rumoured, Mr Talal, one of the world’s richest men, could be forced to pay as much as $ 7bn. Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a massive political and economic shake-up, marked by the sudden appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince in June. The 32-year-old son of the king has spearheaded the unprecedented crackdown on corruption among members of the government and royal family, as he consolidates his grip on power in the kingdom.



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Two London Underground stations reopen after terrorist-incident scare

Two London Underground stations reopen after terrorist-incident scareTwo London underground stations on Oxford Street have reopened after an incident that police initially treated as if it might be terrorist-related, the city's transport authority said on Friday.



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Yemen port, airport to reopen to aid: Saudi-led coalition

Yemen port, airport to reopen to aid: Saudi-led coalitionThe Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said Wednesday it would reopen a key Red Sea port and Sanaa airport to aid, after a more than two-week blockade following a missile attack on Riyadh. The coalition said it would reopen Hodeida port to receive “urgent humanitarian and relief materials” and Sanaa airport to UN aircraft from midday on Thursday (0900 GMT). Hodeida, which is controlled by Huthi rebels backed by Saudi Arabia’s arch-rival Iran, is a key conduit for much-needed food and medicine imports to Yemen.



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The Latest: Decision to reopen keys after Irma was difficult

The Latest: Decision to reopen keys after Irma was difficultMIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma in Florida (all times local):



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California court orders billionaire to reopen beloved beach

California court orders billionaire to reopen beloved beachHALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area billionaire needs to open an access road to a beloved beach, upholding a lower court ruling against a co-founder of a giant tech company, a California appeals court ruled.



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Israel to reopen sensitive Jerusalem holy site after attack

Israel to reopen sensitive Jerusalem holy site after attackIsraeli authorities were to reopen an ultra-sensitive holy site Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but new security measures including metal detectors and cameras were being put in place. Three Arab Israeli assailants opened fire on Israeli police Friday in Jerusalem’s Old City before fleeing to the nearby Haram al-Sharif, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, where they were shot dead by security forces. Israeli authorities said they had come from the flashpoint holy site, which includes the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, to commit the attack.



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Israel to reopen holy site closed after deadly attack

Israel to reopen holy site closed after deadly attackIsrael said on Saturday it will reopen the ultra-sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, whose closure after a deadly attack sparked anger from Muslims and Jordan, the holy site’s custodian. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said however that metal detectors would be installed at entrances to the site, while cameras would also be mounted in the area. Netanyahu made the announcement as he was set to leave for a visit to France.



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