Saturday December 14-th, 2019

Former NSA contractor admits stealing secrets Former NSA contractor admits stealing secrets

Former US Navy man Martin worked at multiple private contracting companies from December 1993 to August 27, 2016, gaining clearance to handle Top Secret and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). He was, however, a prime suspect in leaks of NSA d...

Russian Federation says 'not threatening anyone' in Venezuela Russian Federation says 'not threatening anyone' in Venezuela

But soon after the announcement on state television, Guaido said , "We're going to continue in the streets" to protest Maduro's hold on power. "The legitimate congress is the only one with power to designate an auditor general", he said. The Russian...

Taliban Captures District in Northwestern Afghanistan Taliban Captures District in Northwestern Afghanistan

More than 30, including civilians and security forces, have been killed in separate Taliban attacks on security checkpoints across Afghanistan , officials have said. "We want to help the current government and wider society form that inclusive team ...

'Daddy won': 'SNL' imagines Trump's reaction to Mueller's report

In the segment, Mueller, played by actor Robert DeNiro, read a letter about his report while Attorney General William Barr , played by " SNL " cast member Aidy Bryant , and President Trump, played by actor Alec Baldwin , reacted to the findings.

Facebook strengthens political ads rules ahead of European Union election Facebook strengthens political ads rules ahead of European Union election

Facebook will demand documents from each advertiser and use other "technical checks" to confirm their identity and location. The ads will be archived in the Ad Library , and Facebook will block ads that do not comply beginning in mid-April.

Final blow to May’s premiership as Brexit deal rejected again Final blow to May’s premiership as Brexit deal rejected again

An EU Commission official said the 27 remaining EU nations were "fully prepared for a no-deal scenario at midnight 12th of April". Attorney General Geoffrey Cox told MPs the March 29 vote is the "last opportunity" to trigger an extension on leavi...

Liberal lawyer Zuzana Caputova wins election to become Slovakia's first female president Liberal lawyer Zuzana Caputova wins election to become Slovakia's first female president

An opinion poll by Median agency, the only survey released between the first and the second round of voting, put support for Caputova at 60.5 percent. The government, led by the prime minister, possesses most executive powers. Caputova started ...

Nielsen asks Congress for new authorities to deport and detain migrants Nielsen asks Congress for new authorities to deport and detain migrants

Earlier in the week, CBP's McAleenan revealed that, for the first time in more than a decade, the agency was performing "direct release" of detained migrants, meaning that instead of an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement official deciding on whethe...

Father confirms missing University of SC student is dead Father confirms missing University of SC student is dead

Josephson was reported missing by her roommate on Friday at around 1:30 p.m., according to police. So far, Columbia Police have not given an official statement about her death, and what may have led up to it. There was a frantic day of searchin...

South Korea: North Korea repairing nuclear missile test launch facility South Korea: North Korea repairing nuclear missile test launch facility

The two leaders will discuss how to strengthen their countries' alliance and achieve North Korea's complete denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula, senior South Korean presidential official Yoon Do-han told a televised conference.

Pauline Hanson suggests Australia's worst gun massacre a conspiracy Pauline Hanson suggests Australia's worst gun massacre a conspiracy

Senator Hanson did not deny making comments implying the Port Arthur massacre was a government hoax, saying that she referenced a book that posited that conspiracy theory. Ms Hanson's chief of staff James Ashby and One Nation Queensland leader S...

Trump signs executive order authorizing pipeline at the northern border Trump signs executive order authorizing pipeline at the northern border

Trump said a year ago that he approved the Keystone XL pipeline project, which he said is ready to start and will create some 48,000 jobs. But a lawyer for environmentalists who sued to stop the project called Trump's action illegal. Gulf of Mexi...

Kirstjen Nielsen wants authority to deport undocumented minors

She wrote that the department needs these changes because it is "increasingly unable" to uphold its responsibility to control the situation at the southern border . Nielsen said that Customs and Border Protection is now holding "1,200 unaccompanied ...

Pope's Visit: PANIC as Man Rushes Toward Moroccan King's auto Pope's Visit: PANIC as Man Rushes Toward Moroccan King's auto

Speaking at the ceremony at the Tour (or tower) Hassan mosque and nearby mausoleum in Rabat, Francis defended "freedom of conscience" and "religious freedom". Morocco's King Mohammed VI is calling for more religious dialogue between Muslims and Chris...

United Nations urges Israel, Hamas to avoid violence on Gaza anniversary United Nations urges Israel, Hamas to avoid violence on Gaza anniversary

Jamie McGoldrick, the United Nations humanitarian official for the Palestinian territories, issued a statement on Friday outlining the "staggering" human costs a year of demonstrations has inflicted, especially on Gaza's children. Two Israeli soldier...

Palestinian killed by Israel fire ahead of border protests: Gaza ministry Palestinian killed by Israel fire ahead of border protests: Gaza ministry

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) militant group has threatened to unleash war against Israel if Palestinian civilians are killed during Saturday's mass protests in Gaza to mark a year since the start of the "Great March of Return". Gaza's fence ...

Where Lot's wife froze, world's longest salt cave discovered, explorers say Where Lot's wife froze, world's longest salt cave discovered, explorers say

But now, an worldwide group led by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)'s Cave Research Center (CRC), the Israel Cave Explorers Club, and Bulgaria's Sofia Speleo Club, along with 80 cavers from nine countries, say they have successfully mapped t...

Softer Brexit now possible, not DUP's priority: deputy leader Softer Brexit now possible, not DUP's priority: deputy leader

Party spokesman Sammy Wilson said extending Brexit negotiations by one year would be preferable to "volunteering to be locked into the prison of the withdrawal deal with the cell door key in the pocket of Michel Barnier", the EU's chief negotiator....

Her Brexit strategy in tatters, British PM's days are numbered Her Brexit strategy in tatters, British PM's days are numbered

May's promise to stand down if the deal went through and looming realisations among some Brexiters that a long delay could risk the entire Brexit project meant her government was able to persuade longstanding eurosceptic critics such as Boris John...

Office workers trapped in major new Dhaka inferno Office workers trapped in major new Dhaka inferno

Authorities are still carrying out a drive to close down illegal chemical stores and warehouses in apartment buildings, launched after last month's disaster in the old city. "Military helicopters and at least 19 firefighting units are part of the res...

Turkey: air defense purchase from Russian Federation 'a done deal' Turkey: air defense purchase from Russian Federation 'a done deal'

There can be no such thing as selling to a third country. Earlier, Bloomberg reported citing sources that Turkey could allow that U.S. technical experts delve into the S-400 systems in order to "control damage" in relations with Washington stemming...

Taiwan's Tsai rejects talk of Chinese takeover Taiwan's Tsai rejects talk of Chinese takeover

China guaranteed rights including freedom of expression under its "one nation, two systems" principle - also proposed in the past for Taiwan - when it assumed control of the former British colony in 1997. Tsai warned that Taiwanese people and the glo...

Brexit: Parliament must back second European Union referendum, says Ian Blackford Brexit: Parliament must back second European Union referendum, says Ian Blackford

Some of the MPs who had opposed her plans were swayed after Mrs May said earlier this week that she would quit as prime minister if her deal, agreed with the European Union in November past year, got through parliament. European Council President D...

Georgia state congress approves abortion ban if foetus has heartbeat Georgia state congress approves abortion ban if foetus has heartbeat

If approved as expected by Kemp, HB 481, officially titled the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, would make Georgia's anti-abortion laws among the strongest in the U.S. Ed Setzler, a Republican, said that abortion is a "barbaric proced...

EU's Tusk calls for Brexit meeting on April 10

Government sources have raised the possibility of a run-off between the withdrawal agreement and an alternative option put forward next week by backbench and opposition MPs. Downing Street said it was still not an "inevitability" that the United King...

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