Tuesday January 15-th, 2019

'Many' candidates vying for chief of staff job, Pres. Trump says 'Many' candidates vying for chief of staff job, Pres. Trump says

White House chief of staff John Kelly is scheduled to leave January 2. According to a broadcast on MSNBC yesterday, Levine had been considered to being the running for the job in the wake of John Kelly's exit and his rumored successor, Nick Ayer...

Blame for the Marriott Hotel data breach pointed directly at China Blame for the Marriott Hotel data breach pointed directly at China

The hackers were suspected of working on behalf of the Ministry of State Security, the country's Communist-controlled civilian spy agency, the sources told The New York Times on Tuesday. It said the Trump administration also plans to declassify int...

Russia sends two nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela Russia sends two nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela

The Guardian reported that the two countries would be using the aircraft "as part of a joint training exercise", but the Kremlin did not elaborate on how long the military planes would remain in the country, nor did it say whether or not the bombe...

Trump cancels White House Christmas party for press Trump cancels White House Christmas party for press

Meadows' allies initially suggested he was not interested in the challenging role, but he issued a public statement Monday stating he was willing to serve. In a conversation with Meadows, Trump praised the House member for his loyalty and informed hi...

Caravan migrant accused of throwing rocks at border wall contractors Caravan migrant accused of throwing rocks at border wall contractors

The latest Marist Poll reveals that 65 percent of Trump supporters and 65 percent of GOP voters say the president should not compromise on his proposed border wall, even if it means a government shutdown . Trump had tweeted that the revised ve...

China, US discuss plans for trade talks China, US discuss plans for trade talks

The forthcoming statements from the White House, and the expected indictments targeting Chinese agents from the DOJ also coincides with the increasing scrutiny towards Chinese telecom giant Huawei , and the worldwide saga of its Chief Financial Offi...

Maria Butina, accused Russian spy, pleads guilty to conspiracy Maria Butina, accused Russian spy, pleads guilty to conspiracy

Prosecutors claim Butina used her contacts with the National Rifle Association and the National Prayer Breakfast to develop relationships with US politicians and gather information for Russian Federation. Her work as an agent took place from "as ea...

No deal in climate change talks would be 'suicidal — UN's Guterres No deal in climate change talks would be 'suicidal — UN's Guterres

File image of United Nations chief Anntonio Guterres. These issues include agreeing to find more support for the climate adaptation efforts, which is a priority ‎to the developing countries. But he also said that he thinks conservative Republicans ...

Theresa May no confidence Brexit vote: Suffolk and Essex MPs react Theresa May no confidence Brexit vote: Suffolk and Essex MPs react

Meanwhile, Adel Darwish, former Middle East adviser to David Cameron, said the Wednesday vote was remarkable because of the number of MPs who voted against May. "I remain as confident as I always have been of clearing my name and will continue to wor...

MSNBC Anchor Uses Homophobic Slur to Describe US Secretary of State MSNBC Anchor Uses Homophobic Slur to Describe US Secretary of State

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on Fox & Friends this morning where he appeared to deny that Saudi Arabia's crown prince ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi . The use of a homophobic slur to refer to Pompeo was met with a widesprea...

Palestinian gunman kills two, wounds two in West Bank - Israeli medics Palestinian gunman kills two, wounds two in West Bank - Israeli medics

Those killings by Israeli forces followed recent attacks that claimed the lives of three Israelis; after one of these attacks, a baby also died in hospital three days later: the infant had been delivered prematurely by caesarean section to a woman wo...

Trespasser trapped in vacant restaurant's grease vent for two days Trespasser trapped in vacant restaurant's grease vent for two days

There, inside a tight metal grease vent that led to the roof, they found the source of distress. Firefighters work to free a suspected burglary who was stuck in a grease vent of a restaurant in San Lorenzo , Calif., Dec. The man was unable to move...

‘Hi-tech robot’ in Russian Federation turns out to be man in suit ‘Hi-tech robot’ in Russian Federation turns out to be man in suit

The Rossiya 24 news channel broadcast footage of what it presented as Boris the dancing, singing robot at a technology forum for school pupils. Russian state television praised a "hi-tech robot" at a technology forum that is actually a man in a...

Ex-lawyer Cohen blames Trump 'dirty deeds' as he gets 3 years Ex-lawyer Cohen blames Trump 'dirty deeds' as he gets 3 years

He earlier pleaded guilty in August to eight separate counts, including campaign finance violations that he said he carried out in co-ordination with Trump. Arguing for leniency, one of Cohen's lawyers, Guy Petrillo, said: "He came forward to offer...

Turkey to start operation in east of Euphrates in few days - Erdogan Turkey to start operation in east of Euphrates in few days - Erdogan

Manbij is a flashpoint town west of the River Euphrates that US-backed SDF liberated in 2016 from Islamist militants who were using it as a hub to prepare attacks in Europe and elsewhere. Erdogan, however, said Turkey had not got the result it wanted...

Britain PM Theresa May pulls crucial vote on Brexit deal Britain PM Theresa May pulls crucial vote on Brexit deal

The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party - which has helped keep May's Conservatives in power through a confidence and supply agreement - said before the parliamentary session that she had told May to scrap the backstop in the Brexi...

Strasbourg terror suspect shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he shot and stabbed victims Strasbourg terror suspect shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he shot and stabbed victims

Interior Ministry spokeswoman Eleonore Petermann said there's no reason to stay away from Christmas markets in Germany. Police said the shooter started his attack in the city centre just before 8pm where the celebrated Christmas market, which a...

Australian calls for 'immediate' release of footballer detained in Thailand Australian calls for 'immediate' release of footballer detained in Thailand

Hakeem AlAraibi, a former member of Bahrain's national soccer team who has been critical of the country's government, was arrested in Thailand on November 27 based on an Interpol notice issued at Bahrain's request. Araibi, 25, now plays semi-pr...

Merriam-Webster Dictionary mocks Trump's 'smocking gun' tweet Merriam-Webster Dictionary mocks Trump's 'smocking gun' tweet

Legendary actor Mia Farrow was among the Twitter users who pounced on the error, showing an image of a gun made out of cloth "smocking". "Democrats can't find their smoking gun to tie the Trump campaign to Russian Federation after James Comey's tes...

Facebook headquarters given ‘all clear’ following bomb threat Facebook headquarters given ‘all clear’ following bomb threat

Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California has been evacuated after a reported bomb scare. People were asked to avoid the area before allied agencies' bomb units and explosive detection dogs went through the building to investigate.

The National Enquirer Flips On Donald Trump In Playmate Hush Money Scandal The National Enquirer Flips On Donald Trump In Playmate Hush Money Scandal

In the agreement between prosecutors and AMI, which was signed on September 20 but unsealed Wednesday, "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...

Khashoggi murder: Trump reiterates support for Mohammed bin Salman Khashoggi murder: Trump reiterates support for Mohammed bin Salman

She has already briefed some USA senators. President Trump has repeatedly defended the Saudi government in the wake of Khashoggi's killing. U.S. "They've been a very good ally", Mr Trump said in the interview. "We also want to preserve a 70-y...

Russia Rejects US Reaction to Military Cooperation with Venezuela Russia Rejects US Reaction to Military Cooperation with Venezuela

Russian Federation sent about 100 pilots and other personnel along with two Tupolev-160 bombers and two other aircraft to Caracas. The vessel is capable of carrying nuclear as well as conventional missiles. Maduro welcomes the visiting planes and oft...

Google's 'Year in Search 2018' reveals the top Canadian search trends Google's 'Year in Search 2018' reveals the top Canadian search trends

The most searched "how to" in India in 2018 was the " how to send stickers on WhatsApp ". Google , knowing that it's still people's go-to place for pretty much all the questions we're too afraid to ask, also released stats for this year's top "Wha...

Life in prison for neo-Nazi in Charlottesville attack Life in prison for neo-Nazi in Charlottesville attack

Fields rammed his auto into the counter-protesters on August 12, 2017, killing 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer and injuring dozens of other people. She told the jury "the world is not a safe place" with Fields in it. A psychologist testifying...

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