Monday September 16-th, 2019

Border wall row leaves USA on brink of 'long shutdown' Border wall row leaves USA on brink of 'long shutdown'

But Vice President Mike Pence , incoming White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and senior adviser Jared Kushner departed after hours spent dashing back and forth, with no outward signs of an agreement. When he appeared to be leaving on Friday...

Trump Holds The Line On Wall Funding, Shutdown To Go Past Christmas Trump Holds The Line On Wall Funding, Shutdown To Go Past Christmas

Monday is a pro forma session - lasting only a few minutes - to prevent Trump from making recess appointments in their absence. President Donald Trump met with Republicans for a lunch this afternoon discussing border security, and following tha...

Dec 21, 2018 11:40:am Czech Coal Mine Explosion Kills 13 Dec 21, 2018 11:40:am Czech Coal Mine Explosion Kills 13

Nada Chattova, a spokeswoman for the hospital in the nearby city of Ostrava, said two men had been treated at its burn center. Poland's President Andrzej Duda declared Sunday a day of national mourning. The company said most of the victims and inju...

Fallout from Defense Secretary Mattis announcing resignation Fallout from Defense Secretary Mattis announcing resignation

Mr. Trump continued criticizing the media, writing in the next tweet that "if anybody but your favorite President, Donald J. Trump announced that, after decimating ISIS in Syria , we were going to bring our troops back home (happy & healthy), that...

In memo, Trump’s AG pick criticized aspect of Mueller probe In memo, Trump’s AG pick criticized aspect of Mueller probe

In June 2018, Barr sent a memo to senior Department of Justice officials, reaching a decisive and controversial conclusion that Trump's interactions with ex-FBI Director James Comey would not constitute obstruction of justice . "Mueller should not...

How a Government Shutdown Could Affect You How a Government Shutdown Could Affect You

The U.S. Postal Service, busy delivering packages for the holiday season, is an independent agency and won't be affected. Large signs at the entrance to the visitors center and main entrance to the park state the National Park Service is unable to ...

NORAD Santa Tracker 2018 NORAD Santa Tracker 2018

First Lady Melania Trump, who flew to the Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, said she will also continue her annual tradition of calling in to NORAD on Christmas Eve and spreading holiday cheer. NORAD said they'll continue ...

USA envoy optimistic about N. Korea despite latest friction USA envoy optimistic about N. Korea despite latest friction

Underlying the difficulties of the diplomatic process, however, is a divergence between how the two sides fundamentally understand what exactly was agreed in Singapore. However, both the USA and South Korea deny American nuclear weapons are stationed...

As temperatures fall, a chance of snow is ahead for Christmas Eve As temperatures fall, a chance of snow is ahead for Christmas Eve

On Christmas Day, the western storm will move into the Rockies, and rain will develop in the southern Plains. Rain and melted snow looks very light between now and Friday afternoon. Not only will there be no snow, but the temperature will be slight...

At least 20 killed, 165 wounded after tsunami hits Indonesia At least 20 killed, 165 wounded after tsunami hits Indonesia

The quake was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history, and the third largest ever recorded. It said 165 other people have been injured. Volcano photographer Oystein Andersen posted on Twitter that he was on the beach observing th...

A man climbed the National Christmas Tree and refused to get down A man climbed the National Christmas Tree and refused to get down

The man came down from the tree on his own around 6:55 p.m., police told WUSA. The man, whom police did not identify, was not injured but was transported to a local hospital for a psychological evaluation, Delgado said. The National Christmas Tree ...

Powerful Earthquake Strikes off Russia's Far East, no Tsunami Threat Powerful Earthquake Strikes off Russia's Far East, no Tsunami Threat

There was no tsunami warning or any immediate reports of damage. Papua New Guinea is within the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said Friday's tremor had a preliminary magnitude of 7.4. "Persons located in threate...

Michelle Obama Just Wore Thigh-High Glitter Boots and We're Shaking Michelle Obama Just Wore Thigh-High Glitter Boots and We're Shaking

Yesterday, Michelle Obama concluded the first leg of her book tour for her memoir Becoming in front of a sold-out crowd at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. In her day-to-day life, however, Obama keeps things more casual. Former US First Lady Michel...

Typical late-December weather for the weekend before Christmas Typical late-December weather for the weekend before Christmas

Highs today will reach the low 40s with breezy conditions and decreasing clouds by the afternoon. Clouds will increase and daytime high temperatures will rise through Christmas Day, but Jacksonville and surrounding areas should remain dry until scatt...

'Never again', pope vows end to clergy sex abuse cover-ups 'Never again', pope vows end to clergy sex abuse cover-ups

Meanwhile, state prosecutors have been uncovering decades of cover up in the United States. "Let it be clear that before these abominations, the church will spare no effort to do all that is necessary to bring to justice whosoever has committed suc...

Canada Demands China Immediately Release Detainees Canada Demands China Immediately Release Detainees

She is wanted for extradition to NY to face fraud charges relating to the company's alleged violation of American sanctions against Iran. Meng's bail was set at $10 million, with $7 million of that to be made in cash. A vast number of those arres...

Dancing FBI agent pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault Dancing FBI agent pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault

Chase Bishop , 30, admitted third-degree assault and was sentenced to two years unsupervised probation. In November, Bishop pleaded not guilty to a second-degree assault charge as prosecutors and defense lawyers worked on a plea. Bishop then put ...

Denmark to move 'unwanted' migrants to remote island Denmark to move 'unwanted' migrants to remote island

Arrival by ferry on Lindholm island in Denmark. The budget for 2019 was approved today but the plans were made public earlier in December. People with criminal records and those who were denied asylum, but can not be deported due to risk of torture...

Slack shuts down accounts of users who visited Iran Slack shuts down accounts of users who visited Iran

Although the now-hashtagged #SlackBan might seem pretty harsh for some, the company said in a statement to various media that anyone who had visited Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Syria or the Crimea region, might have been culled or will be culled.

Ivan Lewis resigns Labour membership with blast at Jeremy Corbyn Ivan Lewis resigns Labour membership with blast at Jeremy Corbyn

He also addressed Mr Corbyn with pointed criticism over the anti-Semitism scandal, saying: "All too often you have been unwilling to condemn those whose hatred of Israel becomes Jew hatred". The Bury South MP - who was Shadow Northern Ireland Secre...

Nearly 3,000 People Hurt in French 'Yellow Vest' Protests Nearly 3,000 People Hurt in French 'Yellow Vest' Protests

Some 65 people have been arrested in the capital so far, reports say. But the French capital's iconic Champs-Elysees avenue was calm, with most shops except for some luxury boutiques open for business in the busy weekend before Christmas.

Beijing Lodges Protest Over Chinese Nationals Indicted for Cyberespionage in US Beijing Lodges Protest Over Chinese Nationals Indicted for Cyberespionage in US

Echoing Mr MacGibbon's remarks, a national security official told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald: "These MSPs have thousands of clients". The US Justice Department announced the indictment of Chinese nationals Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong...

Security Council approves sending United Nations monitors to observe truce in Yemen Security Council approves sending United Nations monitors to observe truce in Yemen

The truce began on Tuesday. Edwin Samuel, the United Kingdom government spokesman for the Middle East and North Africa , said: "We expect our allies and our partners in the security council to exercise restraint when using the right of veto".

RT Says Disappointed Over UK Regulator Finding It RT Says Disappointed Over UK Regulator Finding It "Broke Broadcasting Rules"

In a bulletin issued December 20, Ofcom stated that a total of seven programmes or segments, including Sputnik , Crosstalk and various items of news coverage were found to be in breach of United Kingdom regulator rules. Theresa May recently wa...

DR Congo elections postponed DR Congo elections postponed

The postponement of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC ) is worrying and potentially unsafe for the Congolese people and for aid agencies working to address massive humanitarian need in the country, including the second largest Eb...

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