Monday December 17-th, 2018

Egyptians overseas cast their votes, process monitored in Cairo Egyptians overseas cast their votes, process monitored in Cairo

Egyptians overseas began voting Friday, 10 days before polls open at home in a presidential election that President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is effectively guaranteed to win, but in which turnout could provide an indication of his popularity. The 2018 pr...

Nerve agent row: Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats amid increasing tensions

U.K. Ambassador Laurie Bristow was summoned to the ministry and told the actions are "in response to the provocative actions of the British side and the unsubstantiated accusations" against Russian Federation, the ministry said. Moscow has repeatedly...

Russian spy: Moscow 'will expel British diplomats soon' Russian spy: Moscow 'will expel British diplomats soon'

Complicating the ongoing investigation is the apparent involvement of the Russian government. "But to all appearances, they had no real concerns: they went to lunch and they went to a pub". But nerve agents are entirely different. "There has never ...

In Manchester, Flake Says Trump is Waging a 'War on Objective Reality' In Manchester, Flake Says Trump is Waging a 'War on Objective Reality'

Flake, who isn't running for re-election to his Senate seat, may himself be setting up a challenge to Trump for the presidency in 2020. "I think that the Republicans want to be reminded what it means to be a traditional, decent Republican.

Rex Tillerson: Secretary of state fired by Trump in Russian Federation warning Rex Tillerson: Secretary of state fired by Trump in Russian Federation warning

And Cohn's departure followed hard on the resignations of White House communications director Hope Hicks and Josh Raffel, a confidante of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump . What did Trump and Tillerson disagree on? Others relate a franker conver...

RUSSIAN ROULETTE: Putin to EXPEL UK Diplomats After British POISON PLOT RUSSIAN ROULETTE: Putin to EXPEL UK Diplomats After British POISON PLOT

Russian Federation ordered a halt to high-level meetings with the United Kingdom and prepared on Friday (Saturday NZT) to expel British diplomats in retaliation for similar British moves - but still hasn't said who will be kicked out or when.

Xi Jinping starts new term as President of China Xi Jinping starts new term as President of China

On March 11, over 2,900 deputies of the NPC have voted for the constitutional amendment for removing the two-term limit for President and Vice President proposed by the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC). The delegates also approved the bigges...

Snake-catching fireman dies after cobra bite Snake-catching fireman dies after cobra bite

He had also participated in television programme Asia's Got Talent , where he pulled off the daring act of "kissing" a snake . However, it was only two-year-back that he came to limelight and emerged as an internet sensation after it was falsely ...

Britain says likely that Russia's Putin made decision for nerve agent attack Britain says likely that Russia's Putin made decision for nerve agent attack

President Vladimir Putin has launched a televised appeal for Russians to vote in the upcoming presidential elections, warning those that fail to vote that the decision will be made without taking their opinion into account. Alexander Yakovenko told t...

Trump signs Taiwan travel act which China opposes Trump signs Taiwan travel act which China opposes

For instance, Trump initiated an investigation into China's alleged violation of intellectual property rights and technology transfers in August 2017, and could impose sanctions if the allegations are proven to be true. China's Foreign Ministry has r...

Tokyo Seeks Talks With North Korea Amid Concern About Japanese Abductees Tokyo Seeks Talks With North Korea Amid Concern About Japanese Abductees

President Trump thinks he has Kim negotiating from a position of weakness because of sanctions, which is a severe miscalculation (Kim doesn't care and China and Russian Federation secretly fill the void). No public statement from Ri or Wallstrom was ...

Tens of Thousands Rally in Slovakia, Demand Early Election Tens of Thousands Rally in Slovakia, Demand Early Election

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and his government resigned Thursday as a way out of the political crisis triggered by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee. His interior minister resigned earlier this week. "I'm not going a...

Drake women out in first round of NCAA Tournament Drake women out in first round of NCAA Tournament

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - If Texas A&M wanted to buckle in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the Aggies had their chance. Next up for the Tar Heels will be No. Carsen Edwards has 13 points, and second-seeded Purdue finished the fir...

Akhilesh meets Mayawati after Samajwadi Party's victory in bypolls Akhilesh meets Mayawati after Samajwadi Party's victory in bypolls

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has also sought an audience with the BJP chief, sources said , while adding that the state Cabinet reshuffle is on the cards to address important concerns in the run-up to the Assembly elections later this ye...

Trump, Moon discuss North Korea summit Trump, Moon discuss North Korea summit

Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom refused to comment on whether she and North Korea's Ri Yong Ho discussed a Trump-Kim meeting in brief comments as she left the Stockholm villa where the meeting took place. Ri's delegation included Choe Kang Il, depu...

9 controversial provisions in Dodd-Frank reform bill 9 controversial provisions in Dodd-Frank reform bill

Following unsuccessful attempts to overhaul Dodd-Frank through varied iterations of the Financial CHOICE Act, the Senate is expected to vote in the immediate future on the " Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act " (S.

Olivia Colman taking voice lessons to play The Queen Olivia Colman taking voice lessons to play The Queen

Actress Olivia Colman is taking voice lessons to master Queen Elizabeth II's posh accent on The Crown . Early past year, Foy seemed like a surefire bet to win Best Drama Actress at the Emmys after her Golden Globe and SAG victories. Olivia Colem...

Florida sheriff's office releases surveillance video from school shooting Florida sheriff's office releases surveillance video from school shooting

A surveillance video released on Thursday shows a sheriff's deputy assigned to the Parkland, Florida high school staying outside while a former student fatally shot 17 people, according to the sheriff's office. The video, which starts at 2:22 p.m. - ...

In wake of fatal helicopter crash, FAA restricts 'doors-off' flights In wake of fatal helicopter crash, FAA restricts 'doors-off' flights

In light of the event, the FAA has announced that it will order all "doors-off" flights not using quick-release restraints suspended until better restraint systems are developed. But emergency responders said they had to cut passengers out of their r...

US Watchdogs Urge Senate to Screen Gina Haspel's 'Torture' Background US Watchdogs Urge Senate to Screen Gina Haspel's 'Torture' Background

With just a one-seat majority in the Senate, Republicans are likely going to need Democrats to vote for Haspel to get her confirmed. She was named Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in 2017, despite the objections of senators who urge...

United Kingdom court convicts Iraqi teenager for London train bombing United Kingdom court convicts Iraqi teenager for London train bombing

The "bucket bomber" who planted an explosive device on a District Line tube train has been convicted of attempted murder. When his conviction was read out Hassan did not react but he kept his head down. "It's better to die because you have heaven"....

Moscow warns Israel of 'anti-Russian hysteria' over spy's poisoning Moscow warns Israel of 'anti-Russian hysteria' over spy's poisoning

The Foreign Secretary stated that it was " overwhelmingly likely " that the Russian President personally directed the assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury just over 10 days ago. Perhaps he wanted it that way...

North Korean Envoy in Sweden Amid Planning for Trump-Kim Meeting North Korean Envoy in Sweden Amid Planning for Trump-Kim Meeting

North Korea's foreign minister held talks in Stockholm with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on March 16 amid reports Sweden could play a role in setting up a proposed summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un. Trump announced last week that he...

North Korean foreign minister in Sweden amid Trump-Kim speculation North Korean foreign minister in Sweden amid Trump-Kim speculation

President Donald Trump's capability in dealing with the North Korean missile and nuclear issue going forward. Ri Yong-ho arrived in the Swedish capital on Thursday evening with Choe Kang-il, deputy director general of the foreign ministry's North A...

Russian Federation to expel United Kingdom diplomats, crisis deepens

Russia's ambassador to London said he had received a diplomatic note informing him that Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are in a critical condition, but that Britain was "hiding" further details, RIA news agency reported on Friday. Earlier Fr...

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