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World News China release detained Canadian women
Author: 0 China release detained Canadian women

China detained Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor separately after Canada arrested Sabrina Meng Wanzhou , CFO for the Chinese technology company Huawei, in Vancouver on December 1, for possible extradition to the US. "Global Affairs can confirm that a Canadian citizen, who was detained in China this month, has been released and has now returned to Canada". When McIver arrived in China, the school she was supposed to teach at no longer had work for her, so Chinese authorities gave her a ...

World News Snow, Blizzard Conditions Expected as Storm Progresses
Author: 0 Snow, Blizzard Conditions Expected as Storm Progresses

Significant snowfall accumulations will impact many areas of the state, according the National Weather Service (NWS) in Albuquerque. As holiday travelers make their way back home Wednesday, a winter storm is descending on Minnesota, threatening to leave the western part of the state under a blanket of snow up to a foot deep.

World News UAE to reopen Syria embassy following seven-year hiatus
Author: 0 UAE to reopen Syria embassy following seven-year hiatus

The United Arab Emirates embassy in Damascus after its reopening, the latest sign of efforts to bring the Syrian government back into the Arab fold. But restoring ties with the government of President Bashar al-Assad seemed gradually occurring. Bashir said Sudan is ready to provide whatever is needed to support the territorial integrity and unity of Syria.

World News Migrant father declined treatment for son who later died in CBP custody
Author: 0 Migrant father declined treatment for son who later died in CBP custody

After an agent noticed Felipe coughing, father and son were taken to an Alamogordo hospital, where Felipe was diagnosed with a common cold and found to have a fever of 103 degrees Fahrenheit, CBP has said . As with Jakelin's family, Felipe's relatives now must deal with the death of a child, a debt and their continued worry about the fate of Agustin Gomez.

World News Bomb Strikes Tourist Bus Near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, 4 Dead
Author: 0 Bomb Strikes Tourist Bus Near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, 4 Dead

An interior ministry statement said 10 other tourists from Vietnam and the Egyptian bus driver were wounded when the homemade device exploded at 6:15 pm (1645 GMT). The bus's windscreen was covered in cracks and its side windows were blown out by the blast. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

World News FIRST glimpse of Putin's INVINCIBLE hypersonic missile
Author: 0 FIRST glimpse of Putin's INVINCIBLE hypersonic missile

The Defense Ministry released footage from the test launch, in which a ballistic missile could be seen blasting from a silo in a cloud of smoke, but it hasn't released any images of the vehicle itself. He noted that Russian Federation has a stockpile of several dozen such missiles, which are in a factory-mint condition and not filled with fuel, allowing them to serve for a long time to come.

World News 3 arrested in death of California police officer, sheriff rips sanctuary laws
Author: 0 3 arrested in death of California police officer, sheriff rips sanctuary laws

He joined the Newman Police Department in July 2011. "It's a conversation we need to have". Christianson called for stricter laws at a news conference as Singh's brother wept beside him. "Deputy Singh came to this country to be a police officer and was loved by all", said Turlock Mayor Amy Bublak, who lives nearby and used to be a police officer.

World News Train delivers a symbolic re-linking for two Koreas
Author: 0 Train delivers a symbolic re-linking for two Koreas

Despite the global concerns over the North's weapons program, Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have moved towards cooperation over hostility lately, with the railway representing a literal and figurative link between the nations. Japan and South Korea continue to face off over Tokyo's allegations that a South Korean destroyer targeted its fire-control radar on a Japanese patrol plane over the Sea of Japan.

World News Saudi king orders Cabinet shakeup after Khashoggi's killing
Author: 0 Saudi king orders Cabinet shakeup after Khashoggi's killing

The killing of Khashoggi , a Washington Post columnist, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has made the kingdom a focus of worldwide outrage. Saudi King Salman issued a royal order on Thursday demanding a cabinet reshuffle, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

World News McCaffrey: Trump Turned Visit Into 'Unheard of' Political Rally
Author: 0 McCaffrey: Trump Turned Visit Into 'Unheard of' Political Rally

President Donald Trump greets members of the US military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on December 26, 2018 . You just got one of the biggest pay raises you ever received. We could make it 3%, we could make it 2%, we could make it 4%.' I said, 'No. Make it more than 10%'. "You can't have any more time . First time in 10 years", he said.

World News More Americans blame Trump for government shutdown
Author: 0 More Americans blame Trump for government shutdown

The sticking point is over funding for border security. She referred the bill to the House Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Homeland Security, and already has four cosponsors: Democratic Reps. This assumes, of course, that said White House aides know how to get to the presidential tomb where the president's sleeping coffin is kept. The US House of Representatives and Senate adjourned on Thursday, paving the way for the current partial government shutdown to continue into ...

Author: 0 Transformer explosion in New York City lights up night sky

Smoke arose from the source of the blue light, visible from as far as Manhattan. "I'm sorry what???? The sky just turned blue????" Vision of the light show flooded social media, with residents taking to Twitter to broadcast what they were seeing out their windows.

World News Use Christmas to embrace Jesus Christ - CACI
Author: 0 Use Christmas to embrace Jesus Christ - CACI

Nnewi - Diocese on the Niger Anglican Communion and it counterpart Catholic Diocese of Nnewi yesterday called on Christians all of the world to embrace peace, as it is the greatest thing Christmas , which is the birth of Christ cab bring. "Wishing all our Christian citizens a happy and peaceful Christmas ", the Prime Minister said in his tweet . Mrs Lydia Yusuf said she was happy to celebrate the season in good health.

World News Syrian regime 'confronts' Israeli missiles near Damascus
Author: 0 Syrian regime 'confronts' Israeli missiles near Damascus

Syria's Foreign Ministry said in a letter to the United Nations on Wednesday that Israel's missile attack on Damascus and its suburbs is an evidence of unlimited support that Washington gives to Tel Aviv. Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday, hitting an arms depot and wounding three soldiers, Syrian state media reported, saying that most of the missiles were shot down by air defence units.

World News Trump defends withdrawal of troops from Syria
Author: 0 Trump defends withdrawal of troops from Syria

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive to speak to members of the US military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on December 26, 2018 . west of Baghdad. Mattis was expected to leave his post in February, but Trump forced him out early, saying he was replacing Mattis on January 1 with deputy defence secretary Patrick Shanahan in an acting capacity.

World News Israeli govt falls, early elections called for April
Author: 0 Israeli govt falls, early elections called for April

He heads the right-wing Likud party. The calling of early elections could delay the advancement of any U.S. peace plan however. He also said Israel was "occupying Palestine" and had committed "sins, crimes against humanity, massacres".

World News Tsunami Kills 3 Members of Indonesian Rock Band
Author: 0 Tsunami Kills 3 Members of Indonesian Rock Band

It spawned a giant tsunami off Sumatra island, killing more than 230,000 people in a dozen countries - the majority in Indonesia. The Indonesian Medical Association of Banten region said it has sent doctors and medical supplies and equipment and that numerous injured were in need of orthopedic and neurosurgery surgery.

World News USA considering reduction of troops in Afghanistan
Author: 0 USA considering reduction of troops in Afghanistan

But with the insurgents controlling large swaths of territory and chronically understrength Afghan forces suffering thousands of casualties a month, even a partial USA withdrawal reduces pressure on the Taliban to strike a deal, the experts and officials said.

World News Justice Ginsburg undergoes lung procedure to remove cancerous growth
Author: 0 Justice Ginsburg undergoes lung procedure to remove cancerous growth

Here's a look at the procedure Ginsburg had done and what's next for the justice in her recovery. It's Ginsburg's third bout with cancer since she joined the court in 1993. Ginsburg is the subject of a recent documentary on her life, RBG , and an upcoming motion picture On the Basis of Sex . She revealed that she had returned to her physical trainer "immediately" after the fall, but they did "legs only".

World News Taliban ecstatic that US is pulling troops from Afghanistan
Author: 0 Taliban ecstatic that US is pulling troops from Afghanistan

The Afghan military will dissolve without American support, Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., incoming Central Command chief, told lawmakers during a confirmation hearing earlier this month. Trump reportedly told his advisers in 2017 that he wanted to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, but he ended up deploying 3,000 more at Mattis' direction, per Politico .

World News No signs of Trump backing down as shutdown looms
Author: 0 No signs of Trump backing down as shutdown looms

At a White House bill signing, Trump said the government was "totally prepared for a very long shutdown ", though hardly anyone thought a lengthy shutdown was likely. Three-quarters of the government will not be affected, since budget bills funding those operations had already been approved. The government has until midnight to vote on a new spending plan.

World News DHS: Immigrants seeking asylum in USA will be sent to Mexico
Author: 0 DHS: Immigrants seeking asylum in USA will be sent to Mexico

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Thursday any caravan migrants who seek asylum in the United States must wait indefinitely in Mexico until their immigration proceedings at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. "Many people seeking asylum in the United States face discrimination, exploitation, sexual assault, murder or the possibility of being disappeared while traveling through Mexico or while forced to wait for extraordinarily long times in Mexican ...

World News James Mattis, Defense Secretary, Will Be Leaving in February
Author: 0 James Mattis, Defense Secretary, Will Be Leaving in February

Jim Mattis , the Secretary of Defence, announced his resignation on Thursday and is expected to leave the Pentagon at the end of February. "Secretary Mattis' service is an example of why our alliance continues to be strong", he said . McConnell's statement is a rare public expression of disagreement with Trump. It is well known that Mattis had numerous policy agreements with Trump.

World News Trump vows 'very long' government shutdown over border wall
Author: 0 Trump vows 'very long' government shutdown over border wall

The bill included $5.7 billion in additional border security in a measure that would fund dozens of departments and agencies at their current levels through February 8. While President Trump continues this pissing contest, trying to force the government to fund this partisan project, hundreds of thousands of employees' paychecks rest in the balance.

World News Beijing's third arrest raises tension in Canada dispute
Author: 0 Beijing's third arrest raises tension in Canada dispute

Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, was arrested in Canada on December 1 at the request of the United States , which wants her extradited to face charges that she and her company misled banks about the company's business dealings in Iran.

World News Russia to move troops into new barracks on disputed islands near Japan
Author: 0 Russia to move troops into new barracks on disputed islands near Japan

The news came after the Kremlin said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might visit Russian Federation in January as the two countries step up efforts to defuse the territorial dispute. trade deficit, while enhancing military co-operation between the allies. The new guidelines listed China, North Korea and Russian Federation, as well as the United States and NATO, as entities with massive military capabilities with which Japan must concern itself.

World News Jeremy Corbyn appears to mouth 'stupid woman' at UK PM Theresa May
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn appears to mouth 'stupid woman' at UK PM Theresa May

Ms Abbott said Tory MPs had "put on a display yesterday which Hackney primary school children would have been ashamed of". Still, did this latest insult from Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn go too far? May hit back by mocking Corbyn's position on Brexit and describing as a pantomime his failure to call a vote of confidence in her government despite demands from his own MPs.

World News N.Korea denounces U.S. sanctions
Author: 0 N.Korea denounces U.S. sanctions

At a historic summit in Singapore in June, Trump and Kim signed a vaguely-worded statement on denuclearisation. Recalling the rows between North Korea and the US a year ago "which was marked by exchanges of fire ", the statement further warned the U.S.

World News Japan restaurant explosion: Dozens injured in Sapporo's Toyohira district today
Author: 0 Japan restaurant explosion: Dozens injured in Sapporo's Toyohira district today

According to some investigative sources, an official of the real estate agent said the explosion occurred after work to release the leftover contents of more than 100 used cans of air freshener, before disposal. Sapporo is part of Japan's large northern island, Hokkaido, and has a population of almost 2 million people. Some reports suggested a gas blast. Gas lines in the wooden buildings were damaged, it said.

World News Trump asked cabinet to look for border wall funding
Author: 0 Trump asked cabinet to look for border wall funding

Funding for the wall - one of the president's key campaign promises - is now the source of disagreement between Republicans and Democrats in their efforts to avert a government shutdown later this week. "There is some chance, but it would have to be a major development between the White House and the Democrats". "That's something that we would be able to support as a long as we can couple that with other funding resources".

World News Russian Federation used internet 'to divide America with election of Trump'
Author: 0 Russian Federation used internet 'to divide America with election of Trump'

Both the these reports were commissioned by the senate intelligence committee . The Oxford-Graphika report said it is clear the response by social media companies has been lacking. Facebook posts linked to the IRA "reveal a nuanced and deep knowledge of American culture, media, and influencers in each community the IRA targeted".

World News Kushner offered for consideration as chief of staff by Trump advisers
Author: 0 Kushner offered for consideration as chief of staff by Trump advisers

An OMB spokeswoman said the remarks had been made before Mr Mulvaney had met Mr Trump and were "old news", the New York Times reported . Budget Director and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney , who has been lobbying hard to permanently replace John Kelly as President Donald Trump's chief of staff, may have had his chances derailed by the revelation that he referred to Trump as a "terrible human being" shortly before the 2016 election.

World News White House Threatens Government Shutdown over Border Wall Funds
Author: 0 White House Threatens Government Shutdown over Border Wall Funds

The House is taking an extended weekend break, returning Wednesday night. Washington, D.C., has seen no substantive movement towards a spending deal between Trump and the Democrats after an extraordinary Oval Office meeting with the president, the top Democratic leaders in both chambers of Congress , and the vice president.

World News LIMBAUGH: Pelosi And Schumer Show Their Colors
Author: 0 LIMBAUGH: Pelosi And Schumer Show Their Colors

But now his tone has softened. They'll be targeting newly elected Democrats who vote for Pelosi for speaker when the new Congress convenes January 3, especially those who had vowed on the campaign trail to oppose her. As Pelosi hungers for the power of the speaker, she was eagerly willing to toss her comrades under the socialism-belching progressive bus. The mood on Capitol Hill has quickly shifted as newly elected members arrive to set up offices on Capitol Hill and dozens of ...

World News China suspends tariff hikes on U.S. vehicles in trade war cease-fire
Author: 0 China suspends tariff hikes on U.S. vehicles in trade war cease-fire

But negotiations continue on a trade pact that addresses Mr. Trump's demands that China end abuses such as theft of intellectual property and forced transfer of technology form America companies doing business in China. "You can't solve every problem with China in 90 days, but progress could be made institutionalizing" changes to Beijing's policies, Jake Colvin, vice president of the National Foreign Trade Council, told AFP.

World News Girl's Death 'Sad Example' of Dangers of Crossing Illegally — Nielsen
Author: 0 Girl's Death 'Sad Example' of Dangers of Crossing Illegally — Nielsen

She was breathing by machine and diagnosed with liver failure. CBP has not yet released the girl's name. "They've asked us to intervene in the government of Honduras, they've demanded that Americans pay them $50,000 each and they've demanded that we change the way in which we do immigration and how we protect our border ", Nielsen said.

World News Publisher of National Enquirer admits paying hush money to help Trump
Author: 0 Publisher of National Enquirer admits paying hush money to help Trump

Prosecutors revealed Wednesday that AMI admitted that the "principal purpose" in making the payment to McDougal "was to suppress the woman's story so as to prevent it from influencing the election". "AMI further admitted that its principal objective in making the payment was to suppress the woman's story so as to prevent it from influencing the election", said Robert Khuzami, the US attorney for the Southern District of NY.

World News Newt Gingrich & Matthew Whitaker Now Being Considered for Trump's Chief of Staff
Author: 0 Newt Gingrich & Matthew Whitaker Now Being Considered for Trump's Chief of Staff

Trump told Reuters on Tuesday that there are "at least 10, 12 - 12 people that want it badly" and said he is "in no rush" to name a chief of staff. Think 2020. Governors, who appoint the Secretary of States who oversee Florida's election system are very important come presidential elections. But Ayers turned down an offer for the position last weekend because he could not commit to the full two-year period that Trump wanted.

World News Bomb threats investigated in downtown Detroit, Ann Arbor
Author: 0 Bomb threats investigated in downtown Detroit, Ann Arbor

In a tweet, USF police said the agency was "working a number of bomb threat calls from emails sent on campus". However, police across the country have urged that "the email is not a credible threat", according to a notice sent out to University of Washington staff.

World News Mike Pompeo confirms China was behind massive Marriott hack
Author: 0 Mike Pompeo confirms China was behind massive Marriott hack

The Marriott hacking allegation came amid heightened tensions between Beijing and Washington that encompasses geopolitics, trade, technology rivalry and espionage. The news complicated the ongoing trade war between the US and China - now in the middle of a 90-day truce. Last week Canada arrested an executive of Huawei , China's leading telecommunications company, at the request of the United States, which plans to charge her with fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings ...

World News Trump Likely to be Indicted, But Will He be Impeached?
Author: 0 Trump Likely to be Indicted, But Will He be Impeached?

However, there was no ambiguity in the court documents that prosecutors believe Cohen's actions were criminal and Trump was directly involved. At the heart of McCarthy's argument is that prosecutors with the Southern District of NY have laid the foundation for potential prosecution by inducing Cohen to admit, in court, that he made hush-money payments during the election "in coordination with and at the direction of" Trump.

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