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Marine rescued after 2 military aircraft crash off coast of Japan Marine rescued after 2 military aircraft crash off coast of Japan
- December 06, 2018

The aircraft were identified as a KC-130-a plane involved in aerial refueling-and an F/A-18 Hornet-a twin engine fighter jet. Search and rescue operations are underway. The aircraft had launched from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and were conducting regular training when there was a " mishap ", the Marine Corps said. (more...)
Eric Trump slams Kellyanne Conway's husband for showing 'utter disrespect' Eric Trump slams Kellyanne Conway's husband for showing 'utter disrespect'
- December 06, 2018

George Conway responded to Eric Trump's tweet by retweeting a user who wrote , "Of all the ugliness in politics, the utter disrespect the Trumps show toward the rule of law, the presidency and its place of work, and everything this nation has fought SO hard to achieve might top them all". (more...)
Theresa May hours away from extraordinary vote over Brexit legal advice Theresa May hours away from extraordinary vote over Brexit legal advice
- December 05, 2018

Speaker John Bercow gave the green light to a debate and vote on the motion of contempt after a demand from the six opposition parties. He argued that it would not be "in the national interest" to publish his advice in full as it would break a longstanding convention that law officers' advice to ministers is confidential. (more...)
UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile test UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile test
- December 05, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized China , Iran , and Russian Federation for violating numerous treaties and multistate agreements. "We would like to see the European Union move sanctions that target Iran's missile programme", Hook told reporters aboard Pompeo's plane as he travelled to Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting. (more...)
Bush’s service dog honors the late president Bush’s service dog honors the late president
- December 03, 2018

He was portrayed by Tom Hanks in a movie about the incident. The former president got Sully through America's VetDogs over the summer, about two months after the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years. There, he will help wounded veterans and service members during their recovery. Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of ... (more...)
Former president's service dog honours his master — George HW Bush Former president's service dog honours his master — George HW Bush
- December 03, 2018

A similar outpouring is anticipated in Washington this week during the state funeral for Bush, who died late Friday at his home in Houston. President Donald Trump announced he'll send Air Force One to Texas to carry Bush's body to Washington from Houston on December 3. (more...)
Saudi prince starts Sunday a two-day visit to Algeria Saudi prince starts Sunday a two-day visit to Algeria
- December 03, 2018

Days before the summit, Human Rights Watch called on Argentina to use a war crimes clause in its constitution to investigate any involvement by the crown prince in possible crimes against humanity in Yemen , where a Saudi-led military campaign is under way, and Khashoggi's murder. (more...)
CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill After Urging Countries to Boycott Israel CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill After Urging Countries to Boycott Israel
- December 02, 2018

Hill, a Philadelphia native and a graduate of both Temple and the University of Pennsylvania, was speaking at the U.N. International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Wednesday. Those comments were interpreted by some Jewish supporters as a call for the eradication of Israel. "It is intolerable that Hill, who describes himself as 'one of the leading intellectual voices in the country, ' has enjoyed important platforms to spread his ignorant and bigoted views", said ... (more...)
Former US president George HW Bush dies aged 94 Former US president George HW Bush dies aged 94
- December 02, 2018

George H.W. served as vice president to Ronald Reagan from 1981-1989, before becoming president and holding office from 1990-1993. The 41st American president was a foreign policy realist who navigated the turbulent but largely peaceful fall of the Soviet Union in 1989 and assembled an unprecedented coalition to defeat Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein two years later. (more...)
May not ruling out second MPs' vote BBC Online May not ruling out second MPs' vote BBC Online
- December 02, 2018

She said: "I am asking every MP to think about delivering on the Brexit vote, doing it in a way that's in the national interest, doing it in a way that's in the interests of their constituents because it protects the jobs and livelihoods of their constituents". (more...)
Macron tells Saudi prince worldwide experts needed in Khashoggi probes Macron tells Saudi prince worldwide experts needed in Khashoggi probes
- December 02, 2018

The G20 summit kicked off in Buenos Aires on Friday, with a plea from the host, Argentine President Mauricio Macri, for world leaders to have a "sense of urgency" and take actions "based on shared interests". "Don't worry", Prince Mohammed is heard saying in English to the French leader, who responds, "I do worry". Earlier on Saturday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Prince Mohammed sent 11 messages to his closest adviser, who reportedly oversaw the operatives who killed ... (more...)
Argentina judge acts on complaint against Saudi prince Argentina judge acts on complaint against Saudi prince
- December 02, 2018

The 63-to-37 vote came after a contentious administration briefing on the war , a discussion that also addressed Saudi involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, NBC News reported. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he would insist on a briefing from Haspel, even threatening to withhold his vote on key measures if that didn't happen. (more...)
Ukraine bans Russian men from entering the country Ukraine bans Russian men from entering the country
- December 01, 2018

With the return of Crimea, Russia now occupied both sides of Kerch Strait. "But I would like to assure you that I am part of the holy church and I do not recognize any other church", Father Pavlo said , speaking by the ornate gilded altar at one of the monastery's cathedrals. (more...)
Putin and Saudi crown prince are best of buds at G20 summit Putin and Saudi crown prince are best of buds at G20 summit
- December 01, 2018

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are scheduled to have dinner together on Saturday. In contrast, Mr Putin and the crown prince shared a smiley, enthusiastic greeting at the gathering. In the audio of the conversation, it's possible to make out the prince saying "Don't worry", to which Macron responds: "I am worried". (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello) Soldiers patrol outside the Costa Salguero Center (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) China President Xi Jinping and first ... (more...)
Border Patrol agent hospitalized after being assaulted by illegal immigrant Border Patrol agent hospitalized after being assaulted by illegal immigrant
- December 01, 2018

The decision not to prosecute came despite President Donald Trump's vow that the USA will not tolerate lawlessness and after extensive preparations were made for the caravan, including deployment of thousands of active-duty troops to the border. (more...)
US, China Tensions Cast Shadow As World Leaders Meet In Argentina US, China Tensions Cast Shadow As World Leaders Meet In Argentina
- December 01, 2018

Trump called the pact known the USMCA a "model agreement that changes the trade landscape forever". Deep divisions between the USA and China over global trade issues stymied cooperation at the APEC, leaving the 21 member-nations failing to agree on a customary joint statement on shared goals for the first time in the group's 25-year history. (more...)
Ivanka Trump Defends Using Private Email Account For Government Work Ivanka Trump Defends Using Private Email Account For Government Work
- November 30, 2018

But, like her father, Trump said it's time for the investigation to wrap up. She then said that she's looking to Canada to "bring us back to our senses". That's what Vank insisted in an interview with GMA in an effort to dismiss the critics re-purposing Donald Trump's "lock her up!" mantra after she was caught sending hundreds of private emails to White House officials. (more...)
Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith wins Mississippi US Senate runoff amid racial controversies Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith wins Mississippi US Senate runoff amid racial controversies
- November 30, 2018

Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy . Earlier this month, Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy (D) were the top-two finishers in the special election to replace Thad Cochran (R), who resigned in April due to health issues. "And then they remind me, that there's a lot of liberal folks in those other schools who that maybe we don't want to vote", she said at a campaign stop. (more...)
Canada sanctions 17 Saudis linked to Khashoggi killing Canada sanctions 17 Saudis linked to Khashoggi killing
- November 30, 2018

The move was a blow to United States president Donald Trump's administration, which has made clear it does not want to torpedo the long-standing USA relationship with Riyadh over the killing. US President Donald Trump's trade war with China is a dominant theme at the weekend summit but one sideshow is how leaders deal with the presence of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . (more...)
More than 100 injured after gas attack in Syria More than 100 injured after gas attack in Syria
- November 28, 2018

The attack came after Russian Federation seemed to accuse Hayat Tahrir al Sham , an alliance led by Syria's former al Qaeda affiliate, of carrying out a chemical attack on Aleppo city. The statement said the two exchanged views on "recent provocations that have been evaluated as aimed to undermine the Sochi agreement may continue and the need to be ready". (more...)
Video of Border Patrol agent's gender-reveal explosion that sparked wildfire released Video of Border Patrol agent's gender-reveal explosion that sparked wildfire released
- November 28, 2018

The footage, obtained by the Arizona Daily Star and other media outlets, shows the massive Sawmill Fire starting in the Santa Rita Mountain foothills on April 23, 2017. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona . The blaze started after Dennis Dickey fired a rifle at a target that was supposed to explode and reveal a burst of colour to indicate the gender of his unborn child. (more...)
Nooses, protest signs found outside Mississippi Capitol Nooses, protest signs found outside Mississippi Capitol
- November 28, 2018

Mr. Trump held a festive, Christmas-themed rally for Hyde-Smith in Biloxi Monday night , and a rally earlier that day for her in Tupelo, 300 miles to the north. Thad Cochran retired due to health issues. The resulting uproar triggered a backlash from corporate donors such as Walmart Inc. and Pfizer Inc., which demanded refunds of campaign contributions, and prompted Republicans to mount a rescue operation that included two rallies by President Donald Trump on Monday in an effort to turn ... (more...)
Manafort reportedly visited WikiLeaks' Assange in lead-up to election Manafort reportedly visited WikiLeaks' Assange in lead-up to election
- November 28, 2018

Mueller has reportedly been investigating possible contacts between WikiLeaks and a slew of Trump associates including Roger Stone and his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. Assange runs the WikiLeaks group, which the US intelligence community has concluded acted as an arm of Russian intelligence agencies working to help elect Trump in 2016 at the direction of that country's authoritarian leader, Vladimir Putin. (more...)
U.S. Soldiers Killed by Roadside Bomb in Afghanistan U.S. Soldiers Killed by Roadside Bomb in Afghanistan
- November 28, 2018

The attack occurred on November 27 near Ghazni city in central Afghanistan . Nato's Resolute Support mission would not immediately release any details about the identity of the soldiers, whose deaths took the number of American service personnel to die in the war-torn country this year to 12. (more...)
Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations
- November 27, 2018

Trump's youth initiative. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Topiary trees line the East colonnade during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. Kennedy and Trump administrations using, china and glassware from the White House permanent collection. The Fraser fir from North Carolina is decorated with more than 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon embroidered in gold with each state and territory. (more...)
Snowstorm closes schools, grounds flights, triggers state of emergency Snowstorm closes schools, grounds flights, triggers state of emergency
- November 27, 2018

The storm likely met the qualifications for a blizzard Sunday. Some reports indicate Hoisington received six inches of snow. The weather service cautioned that snow, sleet and strong winds will create slick roads, poor visibility and unsafe travel leading into the morning. (more...)
Argument at Florida Walmart leads to gunfire, and woman is killed Argument at Florida Walmart leads to gunfire, and woman is killed
- November 27, 2018

The suspect is in custody after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Ocala Police Department said on Twitter . Ocala Fire Rescue says that they responded the the Walmart a little before 2:30pm, after reports of an active shooter. (more...)
USA closes Mexican border crossing, repels some migrants with tear gas USA closes Mexican border crossing, repels some migrants with tear gas
- November 27, 2018

There, some attempted to get through the fencing and wire separating the two countries, leading US agents to fire tear gas. The vast majority of people attempting to file an asylum claim are allowed to do so once they reach the USA, but often don't see a judge for several years while they wait to see a judge. (more...)
Climate change could cost United States 'hundreds of billions' a year, report warns Climate change could cost United States 'hundreds of billions' a year, report warns
- November 27, 2018

Trump this week reignited the debate by tweeting: 'Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?' To this Sarmah fired back by saying, "I am 54 years younger than you". The congressionally mandated report , written with the help of more than a dozen United States government agencies and departments, stands in direct contrast with the Trump administration's pro-fossil-fuels agenda. (more...)
Chuck Schumer’s latest attack on Trump called out for extreme hypocrisy Chuck Schumer’s latest attack on Trump called out for extreme hypocrisy
- November 26, 2018

Chief Justice Roberts took a rare step as a sitting member of the Supreme Court and offered a stunning challenge to Trump on Wednesday, arguing that America has "an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them". (more...)
Dead, 27 Rescued In Boat Accident Dead, 27 Rescued In Boat Accident
- November 26, 2018

No information was provided by police on how many people may still be missing. "I kept swimming until another boat surfaced, and retrieved us from the waters to the main land", he said. The President insisted that Ugandans should take lessons from such tragedies by following the safety precautions such as wearing safety jackets. In a statement, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni said preliminary investigations indicated that the boat had a capacity 50 but almost 120 travelers were on board. (more...)
American missionary John Chau bore gifts for tribespeople American missionary John Chau bore gifts for tribespeople
- November 26, 2018

He led backpacking expeditions in the Northwest's Cascade Mountains, nearly lost his leg to a rattlesnake bite, and coached soccer for poor children in Iraq and South Africa. "When a United States citizen is missing, we work closely with local authorities as they carry out their search efforts", she added, but declined to provide further details over privacy concerns. (more...)
Taiwan's president quits as party leader after major polls setback Taiwan's president quits as party leader after major polls setback
- November 26, 2018

Jennifer Lu, the spokesperson for Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan, said they were saddened by what she described as the "absurd referendums" and blamed government "incompetence" for allowing the anti-gay marriage votes to go ahead. Ms Tsai's domestic reform initiatives, from the island's pension scheme to labour law, have also come under intense voter scrutiny recently. The referendum comes after Taiwan's highest court ruled Article 972 of the country's civil code prohibiting same-sex ... (more...)
Judge orders Papadopoulos to report to prison Judge orders Papadopoulos to report to prison
- November 26, 2018

Papadopoulos said that he should be allowed to remain free on bail as the constitutional challenge in the case might overturn his conviction. Federal Judge Randolph D. That case was brought by a witness refusing to comply with a Mueller grand jury subpoena. Memos written by House Republicans and Democrats and now declassified show that information about Papadopoulos' contacts with Russian intermediaries set in motion the FBI's counterintelligence investigation in July 2016 into potential ... (more...)
Migrants trying to hop border fence hit with tear gas Migrants trying to hop border fence hit with tear gas
- November 26, 2018

The migrants carried hand-painted American and Honduran flags and chanted: "We are not criminals!" "We will get work here", she said . A few dozen Mexican police with plastic riot shields stopped the migrants well ahead of the crossing on Sunday. (more...)
Pres. Trump defends U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia Pres. Trump defends U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia
- November 24, 2018

The crown prince will round off his tour with a stop in Argentina where he'll come face-to-face with world leaders on November 30 for the two-day Group of 20 summit. Trump, on holiday at his Florida Mar-a-Lago Club, doubled down on an unusually worded statement from Tuesday that he was essentially ignoring the killing of Jamal Khashoggi because of what he said were more important USA strategic and commercial interests. (more...)
Sentinelese tribe kills USA national on adventure trip Sentinelese tribe kills USA national on adventure trip
- November 24, 2018

Authorities say Chau arrived in the area on October 16 and stayed in a hotel while he prepared to travel to the island. Chau was apparently shot and killed by arrows, but the cause of death can't be confirmed until his body is recovered, Pathak told The Associated Press . (more...)
Shooting In Alabama Mall Causes Chaos Among Black Friday Shoppers Shooting In Alabama Mall Causes Chaos Among Black Friday Shoppers
- November 24, 2018

A man was shot and killed by a police after a fight at an Alabama mall resulted in gunfire that injured a teen and a 12-year-old girl. The girl had a single gunshot wound and has gone through surgery and "does not have life-threatening injuries", Rector told CNN . (more...)
China's president makes first visit to Philippines China's president makes first visit to Philippines
- November 22, 2018

It was among 29 agreements signed by Manila and Beijing at the start of Chinese President Xi Jinping's two-day state visit to the Philippines . Most notably, China and the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation on Oil and Gas Development . (more...)
Moroccan woman ‘murdered lover, sold remains as meat dish’ in UAE
- November 22, 2018

According to a report in local newspaper The National , the unnamed Moroccan woman in her mid-30s allegedly wanted revenge when her boyfriend left her after she had given him financial support over the course of their seven-year relationship. (more...)
Forecasters warn Thanksgiving could be the coldest on record Forecasters warn Thanksgiving could be the coldest on record
- November 22, 2018

An arctic air mass will rush through the Northeast . New Yorkers are feeling the cold and wind Thursday evening after temperatures dropped more than 10 degrees and produced wind chills in the teens - a taste of what is to come on Thanksgiving . (more...)
Ivanka Trump used personal email for White House government work, report says Ivanka Trump used personal email for White House government work, report says
- November 21, 2018

Ivanka Trump , used a private email account to send hundreds of emails to her assistants, as well as to White House aides and Cabinet officials. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat member of the Senate judiciary committee, called on Tuesday for an investigation of Ivanka Trump's email use, either by the office of government ethics or Congress. (more...)
U.S. envoy hopes for peace deal with Taliban in 2019 U.S. envoy hopes for peace deal with Taliban in 2019
- November 21, 2018

Khalilzad, while speaking to the journalist on Sunday, after the completion of the second round of the Afghan peace talks said that he is "cautiously optimistic" and "hopeful" about the peace talks with Taliban. The rate at which Afghan forces are dying has long underscored the fragility of the country's security situation, the Taliban's continued strength and raised questions about United States claims that the Afghan troops are becoming an increasingly effective fighting force. (more...)
Airbnb removes Israeli West Bank settlements listings Airbnb removes Israeli West Bank settlements listings
- November 21, 2018

Entitled "Bed-and-Breakfast on Stolen Land", the report says that Israeli settlements' discrimination against Palestinians uniquely violates humanitarian law and Airbnb's nondiscrimination policy. For years, critics have accused Airbnb of benefiting from rentals in Jewish outposts at the center of conflict in the region. The Palestine Liberation Organisation's (PLO) secretary-general has said it is "crucial for Airbnb to follow the position of global law that Israel is the occupying ... (more...)
PNG police, soldiers storm parliament over unpaid APEC bonuses PNG police, soldiers storm parliament over unpaid APEC bonuses
- November 21, 2018

A summit of world leaders ended in acrimony Sunday with the host nation accusing Chinese officials of threatening behavior and differences between the us and China preventing delegates from reaching a consensus on trade, security and investment. (more...)
Netanyahu says new elections would be 'irresponsible' Netanyahu says new elections would be 'irresponsible'
- November 20, 2018

The security of the nation is beyond politics, and the security of the nation is also beyond personal considerations". Bennett's ultimatum was seen by nearly all political analysts, experts and commentators as the death knell of the current government, especially after Jewish Home called a surprise press conference after being rebuffed by Netanyahu. (more...)
Van Drew Signs Letter Committing to Oppose Pelosi as Speaker Van Drew Signs Letter Committing to Oppose Pelosi as Speaker
- November 20, 2018

Some prominent members of that caucus support Pelosi. Boyle told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he would support Pelosi. " We promised to change the status quo , and we intend to deliver on that promise", the Democrats wrote. Pelosi was speaker from 2007 through 2010 when Democrats briefly held the majority and has been the party's leader since 2003. A small group working to oust her has been unable to recruit a challenger, though Rep. (more...)
United States report into Khashoggi murder will reveal ‘who did it’ United States report into Khashoggi murder will reveal ‘who did it’
- November 20, 2018

Trump asked. "At the same time, we do have an ally, and I want to stick with an ally that in many ways has been very good". Germany's foreign minister on Monday said Berlin had banned 18 Saudi nationals from entering Europe's border-free Schengen zone because they are believed to be connected to Khashoggi's killing. (more...)
North Korea to expel USA citizen who 'illegally entered' country North Korea to expel USA citizen who 'illegally entered' country
- November 20, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leads the testing of a newly developed tactical weapon, in this undated photo released on November 16, 2018 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). During their talks, Ri expressed his desire to invite the South Korean governor to the North, and Lee replied he is "ready" and would like to make the visit after preparing detailed plans. (more...)
Finland's president rakes memory for source of Trump wildfire remark Finland's president rakes memory for source of Trump wildfire remark
- November 20, 2018

Finns woke up to find their country was trending on social media and the comment has inspired them to demonstrate their forest " raking and cleaning" abilities on Twitter . Thousands of firefighters are working to bring the fire under control and full containment is expected by the end of the month. Asked whether the scenes of devastation had changed his view on climate change , Mr Trump said: "No ". (more...)