Monday December 9-th, 2019

China to Blacklist ‘Unreliable’ Foreign Firms Amid Huawei Ordeal China to Blacklist ‘Unreliable’ Foreign Firms Amid Huawei Ordeal

The move comes in retaliation to President Trump's decision to punish China with levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods earlier this month. Similar to US Commerce Department " Entity List " that bans Huawei and other Chinese firms from doi...

Papua New Guinea prime minister steps down Papua New Guinea prime minister steps down

O'Neill had already received criticism for how he managed the country's natural resources. Marape is a former finance minister who stepped down in protest against the massive ExxonMobil and Total gas project. "PNG politics tends to be very opportun...

Israel to sell confiscated Palestinian classrooms donated by EU Israel to sell confiscated Palestinian classrooms donated by EU

Militiamen in uniform marched with yellow flags, escorted by Iraqi federal police cars. Numbers in Iraq were consistent with annual turnout but there was a noted absence of influential militia leaders who usually mark the day by delivering fiery sp...

UK Labour Official: Secret 'Israeli Embassy' Agents Driving Party's Antisemitism Crisis UK Labour Official: Secret 'Israeli Embassy' Agents Driving Party's Antisemitism Crisis

While suspended, he will not be able to attend NEC meetings nor perform any other functions as a member of the ruling body. Labour peer Lord Falconer, who was asked by the party to head an inquiry into anti-Semitism claims in March, told the BBC ...

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he 'cured' himself of being gay Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he 'cured' himself of being gay

In a major victory for Manila, an global maritime tribunal ruled early in Duterte's presidency that China's claims to the area have no legal basis. They annulled their marriage in 2000. "He filled his office with homosexuals". "Only I can say it,...

Shooting at Virginia Beach courthouse results in ‘multiple injuries,’ police say Shooting at Virginia Beach courthouse results in ‘multiple injuries,’ police say

It houses departments such as planning, public works and public utilities, and employees were seen exiting the building in tears, with some in need of medical assistance, according to reports by Fox News affiliate WAVY News 10 . "When the person sai...

Special air quality statement in effect for Medicine Hat Special air quality statement in effect for Medicine Hat

To reduce exposure to smoke and air pollution, AHS suggests staying inside as much as possible and use a humidifier if possible to help remove some of the smoke from the air. The National Resources Canada website says that "Fire-prone conditions ar...

MOFCOM: China firmly opposes US trade bullying MOFCOM: China firmly opposes US trade bullying

Condoms, perfume, wine and pianos are among a cocktail of American products that will be hit by a steep increase in Chinese tariffs on Saturday as Beijing retaliates in an escalating trade war . Now China is hitting back with tariffs ranging from ...

Maduro Lauds 'Very Positive' Oslo Talks between Venezuelan Gov't, Opposition Maduro Lauds 'Very Positive' Oslo Talks between Venezuelan Gov't, Opposition

In a speech in the state of Vargas, the president noted that peace, concord and understanding will prevail in Venezuela , because "only a minority believes in coups d'état and demands an invasion by the United States". The talks are part of worldw...

11-foot-long alligator breaks into Florida home overnight

Fortunately, the unwanted visitor was removed from the home and no one was injured. However, the creature did cause some damage, including destroying some of her bottles of red wine. The homeowner immediately called the police and a trapper responded...

London Bridge attackers were heading to Oxford Street London Bridge attackers were heading to Oxford Street

Three terrorists in a van mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and ran amok around Borough Market with ceramic knives on June 3, 2017, killing eight people, including Australians Kirsty Boden, 28, and Sara Zelenak, 21, and injuring 48 others.

1,036 illegal immigrants snared in single group in Texas 1,036 illegal immigrants snared in single group in Texas

The Border Patrol has encountered 46 groups of more than 100 people in May, authorities said. According to CBP, "all members of the group were from Guatemala , Honduras , or El Salvador", made up of "934 family members, 63 unaccompanied minors, a...

Russian Federation to deliver S-400 system to Turkey ahead of schedule Russian Federation to deliver S-400 system to Turkey ahead of schedule

The S-400 is a Russian system created to shoot down an aircraft like the F-35, and it is inconceivable to imagine Russia not taking advantage of that collection opportunity", she added. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said earlier this month that ...

Afghanistan: Car bomb targeted at U.S. convoy goes off Afghanistan: Car bomb targeted at U.S. convoy goes off

A spokesman for U.S. Forces in Afghanistan confirmed that a vehicle bomb hit a U.S. convoy and four service members had suffered minor injuries in the explosion but gave no other details. Kabul has been on high alert, with security checkpoints rei...

Assange suffering 'psychological torture': United Nations expert Assange suffering 'psychological torture': United Nations expert

The whistleblowing website went on to condemn the refusal by a Swedish court investigating the 2010 sexual assault allegations made against Assange to postpone his 3 June hearing due to the defendant's poor health. The collective persecution of J...

COAS confirms death sentences for army, civilian officers for spying COAS confirms death sentences for army, civilian officers for spying

The Pakistan Army said on Thursday a military court had awarded death to an officer and a civilian official over the charges of spying for foreign agencies, a statement said. These were three separate cases. "The Army chief has ordered Field Genera...

Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder: Court convicts Ian Bailey Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder: Court convicts Ian Bailey

The verdict was given after a 35-minute judgment by Judge Frederique Aline. However, his fight to prevent a French trial was rejected in France's Supreme Court a year ago. He was unable to visit his elderly mother in the United Kingdom and was not ab...

Tourist is beaten at all-inclusive Dominican Republic resort Tourist is beaten at all-inclusive Dominican Republic resort

The mother of two from Wilmington, Del ., was on the second night of a stay with her husband and friends at the Majestic Elegance Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic last January. It was to no avail - her attacker "was too strong", she wrote...

China's United States tariff hike to target condoms, wine, pianos

The latest target of Beijing's ire was comments by Trump stating that the U.S. tariffs have had a "devastating effect" on the Chinese economy. Mexico's deputy foreign minister for North America, Jesus Seade, said that it would be disastrous if the ...

Dutch birdwatcher, kidnapped in 2012, shot dead on the Philippines Dutch birdwatcher, kidnapped in 2012, shot dead on the Philippines

The account could not be immediately confirmed. It is a small but violent Islamist militant group which operates in the southern Philippines. "I will ask my counterpart in the Philippines for further clarification". While the Islamic State has weak...

'Baaaaaaaaa bye.' Philippines Ships Trash Back to Canada 'Baaaaaaaaa bye.' Philippines Ships Trash Back to Canada

The return of the rubbish removes a six-year thorn in relations between the two countries, especially under Mr Duterte, a temperamental leader who took office in mid-2016. "It's unfortunate that it got raised to this level but we are committed to get...

Australian navy pilots struck by lasers in South China Sea Australian navy pilots struck by lasers in South China Sea

The laser attacks were believed to have come from fishing boats, but ABC said it was not yet formally confirmed if they were Chinese-flagged vessels. Graham said the pilots involved in the South China Sea incidents were barely affected and grounded...

Evidence of Iran being behind UAE tanker blasts will be presented: Bolton Evidence of Iran being behind UAE tanker blasts will be presented: Bolton

Bolton said there was some prospect that evidence Iran was behind attacks this month on oil tankers in the Gulf would be presented to the United Nations Security Council next week. And he said that the Assad regime today faced a fuel shortage crisis ...

Boy, 6, flown to hospital after roller coaster plunge Boy, 6, flown to hospital after roller coaster plunge

Lightwater Valley said in a statement: "We can confirm that following an incident on one of our rides this morning, a child is receiving treatment at a local hospital". "We will provide updates when new information becomes available". The theme par...

AG Barr Says Mueller ‘Could've Reached a Decision’ on Trump Obstructing Justice AG Barr Says Mueller ‘Could've Reached a Decision’ on Trump Obstructing Justice

US President Donald Trump wrote on Thursday that he had been subjected to " the greatest presidential harassment in history ", before asserting that the investigation, which he called a " witch hunt ", has cost $40 million. "So how do you impeach on ...

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