Wednesday June 19-th, 2019

Putin tells Trump in New Year's letter he's open to meeting

Putin also sent New Year greetings to world leaders including prime ministers Theresa May of Britain and Shinzo Abe of Japan, as well as Chinese President Xi Jinping. After the surprise announcement of the withdrawal of United States forces from Sy...

Trump expecting 'big progress' on China trade after Xi Jinping phone call

The U.S. and China have been involved in a tit-for-tat trade battle throughout the course of 2018. Mr Trump agreed not to boost tariffs on Chinese goods from 10% to 25% on 1 January, and the USA said China would buy a "very substantial" amount ...

Yellow vest movement continues French protests, but on smaller scale Yellow vest movement continues French protests, but on smaller scale

Some protesters said that the numbers dwindled for the holiday season but more were expected on Monday when Mr Macron was expected to deliver an address to the nation on the eve of 2019. Some clashes broke out as demonstrators gathered west of centra...

Neil Prakash, fighter recruited by Isis, stripped of Australian citizenship Neil Prakash, fighter recruited by Isis, stripped of Australian citizenship

He is wanted in Australia over terrorism-related activities including an alleged plot to behead a police officer. The 27-year-old Prakash, who is now imprisoned in Turkey on multiple charges, is the 12th dual citizen to lose their Australian citi...

Lion attacks and kills conservatory employee in North Carolina Lion attacks and kills conservatory employee in North Carolina

Officials with the Conservators Center said in the release that the lion was shot and killed to let emergency responders get the person who had been attacked. The Center was founded in 1999 in Mebane. The Conservators Center will remain closed ...

Facebook moderators getting wrong interpretation of Indian law Facebook moderators getting wrong interpretation of Indian law

But more troubling than Facebook's arbitrary collection of rules meant to police its billion-plus users-posts by whom can run the gamut of tasteless memes to calculating and potentially unsafe political propaganda-is the significant political power...

Trump blames "pathetic" Democrat immigration policies for childrens' deaths

Ms Nielsen said "the system is clearly overwhelmed and we must work together to address this humanitarian crisis". Felipe was the second Guatemalan child to die in government custody in three weeks . Customs and Border Protection. After a border...

Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Weapon Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Weapon

The Avangard weapon system is built around a hypersonic glide vehicle that takes an elusive path toward its target - even as it travels at more than 20 times the speed of sound, according to a report by state-owned Vesti TV . Sergei Ivanov, a former...

Russian Federation imposes retaliatory embargo on Ukrainian products Russian Federation imposes retaliatory embargo on Ukrainian products

The government of the Russian Federation expanded the list of Ukrainian goods prohibited to import to that particular country. "Ukraine periodically imposes sanctions against both Russian individuals and legal entities, and for specific Russian g...

United Kingdom says new housing units in W.Bank 'unacceptable' United Kingdom says new housing units in W.Bank 'unacceptable'

The settlements undermined the conditions for a two-state solution, "the only way to ensure a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians, and heightens tensions" it said, calling on the Israeli authorities to reconsider the decisions.

Juncker to Britain on Brexit: ‘Get your act together’ Juncker to Britain on Brexit: ‘Get your act together’

Should MPs reject it when they vote in the coming weeks it could raise the prospect of no-deal and with it the risk of heavy economic consequences for the United Kingdom and European Union , or a second referendum on Brexit . He added that voting a...

Dems Spurn Trump's $2.5B Counter on Border Wall Funding — WashPost Dems Spurn Trump's $2.5B Counter on Border Wall Funding — WashPost

Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Fox News on Friday that President Trump has made a decision to cancel his plans to travel to his Mar-a-Lago resort for New Year's in order to stay in our nation's capital during the shutdown.

Helicopter crashes near zip line in UAE, killing entire crew onboard Helicopter crashes near zip line in UAE, killing entire crew onboard

The helicopter crashed before reaching the man'. According to Arab News, the dead included three Emiratis and a fourth foreigner. Videos posted online show the helicopter diving into a tailspin before crashing and bursting into flames in the vall...

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Killing CA Cop at Traffic Stop Police Arrest Man Suspected of Killing CA Cop at Traffic Stop

Singh, 33, had been a Newman officer since 2011. A man suspected of gunning down a California policeman was in the US illegally and was captured while planning to flee to his native Mexico, a sheriff announced as he all but blamed the state's san...

Mystery hacker steals data on 1,000 North Korean defectors in South Mystery hacker steals data on 1,000 North Korean defectors in South

The ministry official declined to say if North Korea was believed to have been behind the hack, or what the motive might have been. The government is pushing to separate computers for data storage from those for Internet use at Hana centers in or...

Migrants crossing the English Channel has become ‘major incident,’ United Kingdom says Migrants crossing the English Channel has become ‘major incident,’ United Kingdom says

Almost 70 people have been intercepted in the past three days as they try to reach England by crossing one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. "Our focus needs to be on much better cooperation with the French authorities, and European nations as...

Almost a Foot of Snow in Parts of MN Almost a Foot of Snow in Parts of MN

The crash involved a commercial vehicle and a passenger auto, Trooper Tod Hileman said. Kansas State Highway Patrol reported a weather-related death on Interstate 70 near Oakley. Those in the area should expect blowing snow through Thursday. A 47-y...

Swiss-Spanish man arrested in attack on tourists in Morocco Swiss-Spanish man arrested in attack on tourists in Morocco

Moroccan authorities have detained a Swiss-Spanish man over suspected links to Islamic extremists in connection with two Scandinavian hikers who were killed in Morocco. The man was arrested in Marrakech on Saturday and is the 20th person to be detain...

Sen. Feinstein: Border Custody Deaths Illustrate 'Widespread Abuse of Children' Sen. Feinstein: Border Custody Deaths Illustrate 'Widespread Abuse of Children'

The tweet came as Trump said he was waiting for Democrats to come back to negotiate a deal to end a week-long partial government shutdown that will nearly certainly extend into the new year. Trump's tweet comes a day after the president held a c...

9-magnitude quake hits Philippines triggering small tsunami 9-magnitude quake hits Philippines triggering small tsunami

A 6.9-magnitude natural disaster struck off the Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday triggering a tsunami warning, with small waves expected to hit southern parts of the country and neighbouring Indonesia. Indonesian media also said there were...

San Quentin escapee captured at fast-food spot, California authorities say San Quentin escapee captured at fast-food spot, California authorities say

California authorities on Saturday announced the apprehension of an escaped inmate who's been missing since he walked off from San Quentin State Prison earlier this week. San Quentin State Prison, California's oldest prison, opened in 1852 and houses...

Encounter underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama Encounter underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama

Several people sustained injuries in the clashes, which were ongoing till last reports came in. The train service has been suspended in south Kashmir for security reasons following the killing in Rinzipora area of Awantipora in south Kashmir's P...

Cell records support claim of Cohen-Russia meet in Prague Cell records support claim of Cohen-Russia meet in Prague

The foreign intelligence cell signal record supports claims that Donald Trump's former lawyer and "fixer" Michael Cohen met secretly with Russian officials in Prague , sources say . Trump vehemently denies any collusion with Russian Federation ...

Bangladesh shuts down high-speed mobile internet on election eve Bangladesh shuts down high-speed mobile internet on election eve

Bangladesh also experiences such downgrade of mobile internet service for 10 hours on Thursday night. Reuters could not reach BTRC officials on Friday, a public holiday in Bangladesh, and there was no notification on the commission's website.

Panic as disaster hit region shaken by 5.8 magnitude quake — Indonesia EARTHQUAKE Panic as disaster hit region shaken by 5.8 magnitude quake — Indonesia EARTHQUAKE

In late September this year, earthquakes and subsequent tsunami that hit Indonesia's Central Sulawesi killed almost 2,000 people and left 5,000 missing, while forcing more than 9,000 others to leave their house. The region in Papua, which makes up ha...

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