Monday December 17-th, 2018

Israel says indicts ex-cabinet minister over alleged spying for Iran Israel says indicts ex-cabinet minister over alleged spying for Iran

Gonen Segev , a former Israeli lawmaker, has been accused of spying for Iran. Israel has charged a former cabinet minister with spying for Iran, the Shin Bet internal security service says. Following the investigation, the State Attorney (Jerusalem...

The Best Tweets Responding to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's Lies. Period The Best Tweets Responding to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's Lies. Period

On Sunday, Trump tweeted , "The Democrats should get together with their Republican counterparts and work something out on Border Security & Safety". "No, you did do it". If you want to know where the separation policy came from and why Nielsen...

Ahead of Macron meeting, Merkel insists migration needs 'European answer' Ahead of Macron meeting, Merkel insists migration needs 'European answer'

The influx has led to an anti-migrant backlash in Italy, where many arrivals first landed, and in Germany , the preferred end destination for many refugees. But she reiterated her opposition to Germany unilaterally closing its borders as this would ...

Dutch police search for van driver who plowed into concertgoers Dutch police search for van driver who plowed into concertgoers

Numerous fans had camped in the area overnight and the collision took place close to one of the campsites a short distance from the festival. Officers said it was not clear whether the van driver, who later turned himself in to the police, had hit ...

Trump says he's directing Pentagon to create a new 'space force' Trump says he's directing Pentagon to create a new 'space force'

Mr Trump said the United States will "be the leader by far" in space and that he wants to revive the nation's flagging space program. Last year, a sub-panel of the House Armed Services Committee proposed legislation that would create a "Space Cor...

Three struck dead by train in south London, officials say Three struck dead by train in south London, officials say

The BBC reported that spray cans were found near the bodies of the men, believed to be aged in their 20s, on the busy trainline near at Loughborough Junction station. Commuters have been advised that train services will be delayed while these enquiri...

Trump defends administration immigration policy Trump defends administration immigration policy

At a press conference on Monday, Trump made his administration's position clear. "The entire Democratic caucus supports our bill to bar children from being taken from their parents at the border", she said on Twitter. It included a rare public po...

DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen denies family separation policy exists, blames media

John Moore/Getty ImagesA Honduran mother with her daughter shortly before they are separated at the US-Mexico border. She lashed out the media and activists for criticizing border agents for doing their jobs. Attorney General Jeff Sessions defende...

Video Shows US Border Patrol Car Running Over Native American Man Video Shows US Border Patrol Car Running Over Native American Man

The victim, Paulo Remes of the Tohono O'odham Nation, recorded the video on his phone. Border Patrol agents are making a significant discovery Friday after someone tipped off authorities to some suspicious activity at a neighborhood home in Lar...

Tear gas blast in Venezuelan club kills at least 17 Tear gas blast in Venezuelan club kills at least 17

The incident on Saturday morning occurred after a middle school graduation party degenerated into a brawl and someone detonated the tear gas, according to Interior and Justice Minister Nestor Reverol. Most of the injured were being treated at nearby ...

United States denies report of coalition airstrike on Syria

A commander of pro-government fighters, however, said USA drones bombed several positions of Iraqi factions between Bukamal and Tanf and Syrian military positions. It said the raid took place "700 meters (700 yards) inside Syria". The Iraqi officia...

Texas deputy accused of sexually assaulting girl, 4; threatening mom with deportation

Authorities were tipped off to the case after the mother took her daughter to a fire station in the middle of the night, Salazar said. Salazar said investigators believe the girl had been assaulted multiple times over the course of several months.

Dem: Trump space force would 'rip the Air Force apart' Dem: Trump space force would 'rip the Air Force apart'

The Outer Space Treaty, which the United States signed in 1967, bars states from testing weapons and establishing military bases on the moon and other celestial bodies. The House Armed Services Committee began pushing for the creation of a space corp...

Global stocks fall as U.S.-China trade spat in focus Global stocks fall as U.S.-China trade spat in focus

Late on Friday, China said it would impose additional 25 percent tariffs on 659 USA goods worth $50 billion, in response to the United States imposition of tariffs . The first package of revised USA tariffs is scheduled to kick in on July 6 an...

Bavarians offer respite in migrant plan row with Merkel Bavarians offer respite in migrant plan row with Merkel

With both the European Union and her own government dangerously divided on the issue, Ms. Merkel wants to gradually move toward general agreement, while simultaneously devising bilateral deals between the countries worst affected by the crisis.

President Trump Injects Fresh Chaos Into Immigration Debate President Trump Injects Fresh Chaos Into Immigration Debate

Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday when he said on Fox News that he was looking at two immigration bills expected to be voted on by the House next week, but that he " certainly wouldn't sign the more moderate one". Carlos Curbelo a...

Citing Bible, Trump administration digs in on 'zero tolerance' immigration policy Citing Bible, Trump administration digs in on 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

This is viewer supported news. Sessions has drawn widespread condemnation for his "zero-tolerance" immigration policy , which separates children from their parents so the adults can be criminally prosecuted for crossing the border without document...

Republicans, Democrats pressure Trump to halt practice of separating migrant families

Mr Trump has claimed he hates the idea of separating children from the parents who try to enter the country, and has repeatedly blamed Democrats for the law, but the administration has acknowledged that crackdown on the families could serve as a ...

3 killed as 5.9-magnitude natural disaster rocks Japan's Osaka

Pictures circulating on social media showed electronic train announcement boards that had collapsed onto the platform at one local station, and broken glass at a ticket counter. The epicenter of the quake was in the northern part of the prefecture, t...

Gunman wounds 2 at Walmart store in Tumwater, fatally shot by bystander Gunman wounds 2 at Walmart store in Tumwater, fatally shot by bystander

It is not clear if the shooter ever entered the store, despite customers' reports that he had been, Wohl said. Dispatchers received several calls reporting gunfire at the Walmart on 5900 Littlerock Road SW around 5 p.m. Kailani Bailey told the ...

Justice Dept report a disaster for ‘Comey and his minions’ Justice Dept report a disaster for ‘Comey and his minions’

Democrats, on the other hand, can point to the Horowitz's findings that no decisions made by Justice Department while investigating Clinton's private email server "were affected by bias or other improper considerations", despite Trump's consisten...

Calls for end to family separations at U.S. border Calls for end to family separations at U.S. border

Melania Trump , the most reticent United States first lady since Pat Nixon, has done an admirable thing. Mr Trump plans to meet with House Republicans on Tuesday to discuss pending immigration legislation amid an election-season debate over a...

Conway says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions asserted that the administration's "zero tolerance" policy is somehow biblically mandated. "As partisan and as divisive as the whole topic of immigration is, we need to start with what's right", she said.

Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills three, stops factories

Private broadcaster TV Asahi showed firefighters responding to a blaze that broke out after the quake at a house north of Osaka city. The quake, which was recorded at a depth of 13km, left more than 170,000 households without power in Osaka prefe...

Canada confident EU-Canada trade deal will be ratified Canada confident EU-Canada trade deal will be ratified

Facing intense pressure on many trade fronts, the Canadian government is trying to sell the merits of the Canada-Europe free trade deal with Italy's new government as media reports say Rome is refusing to ratify the agreement. Canada's dollar for d...

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