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Trump’s tweets have ‘enraged’ British officials — especially those who work in counterterrorism

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President Donald Trump’s assorted tweets about this weekend’s terrorist attack in London have put added strain on the relationship between the United States and its closest ally, the United Kingdom.

The BBC’s Tara McKelvey reports that Trump’s tweets attacking London Mayor Sadiq Khan have “enraged” government officials, “especially those who work in counterterrorism.”

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Paul Pillar, a former CIA analyst, tells the BBC that he doesn’t blame U.K. counterterrorism officials for being furious at Trump for attacking London’s mayor.

“It was just outrageous,” he explained. “If I were a senior official in British intelligence, my blood pressure would still be high enough to say: ‘If we’ve done any temporary shutting off of sharing, let’s just keep it shut off for now.'”

That said, he also believed the U.S.-U.K. intelligence-sharing relationship was too important for the president’s intemperate tweets to cause a permanent rift. In particular, Pillar said that U.K. intelligence services would simply allow time to pass from “the last insulting tweet from Donald Trump” to “quietly restore relations.”

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday defended Khan by saying the London mayor had done an “excellent” job in the days after the attack, while also pointedly saying that “it’s wrong to say anything else.”

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Shocking photos document the devastating flooding pummeling San Francisco

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San Francisco was battered by a heavy winter storm on Saturday that caused localized flooding throughout the city.

"A low pressure system off the Northern California coast Saturday hurled bans of strong downpours into the Bay Area, triggering a flood warning for San Francisco," KPIX-TV reported.

"San Francisco Muni officials tweeted that train service between West Portal to Embarcadero Station had been shut down due to flooding. Several streets were flooded in San Francisco’s western neighborhood including knee-high water at 15th Ave and Wawona," the station noted.

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North Korea announces ‘test of very great importance’ occurred at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground: report

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North Korea state media reported on a "successful" test at a missile launch site.

"A very important test took place at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on the afternoon of December 7, 2019," a spokesperson for the Academy of the National Defense Science said.

The spokesperson said the test was "of great significance to the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

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Here’s why Ukrainians are shocked about Rudy Giuliani’s new associate

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President Donald Trump's personal attorney is causing "shock" among Ukrainians for working with Andrey Artemenko, according to new reports.

"In an attempt to exonerate President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani has been working with right-wing media outlet One America News Network (OAN) to produce a television special featuring a string of current and former Ukrainian officials defending Trump’s conduct in withholding military aid to Ukraine and seeking investigations of the Bidens," Law & Crime reported Saturday.

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