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CNN New York offices evacuated after ‘bomb threat’, cops say ‘all clear’ CNN New York offices evacuated after ‘bomb threat’, cops say ‘all clear’
- December 07, 2018

Police gather outside the Time Warner Center after an explosive device was sent to the CNN offices on 24 October 2018 in New York City. Reacting to the threat, CNN's Chris Cuomo said that everyone was "fine" despite the evacuation. "It's kind of a repeat situation of what we went through in October", Lemon said on CNN. The NYPD said they were investigating. Security officers evacuated the building as a precaution and called police. (more...)
Police reveal last sighting of British backpacker missing in New Zealand Police reveal last sighting of British backpacker missing in New Zealand
- December 07, 2018

Beard said the man was a person of interest in the case, and they are conducting a scene examination at a unit in the hotel. He said there is no evidence of foul play and that Ms Milane is still being treated as missing, but added: "At this point we hold grave concerns for her safety". (more...)
Ukraine launches drill near Russia's border Ukraine launches drill near Russia's border
- December 07, 2018

Later Tuesday, the Ukrainian Agriculture Ministry said grain was again being loaded onto ships in the two ports. Russia , however, insisted that it never blocked vessels from sailing through the Kerch Strait and that any possible disruptions were due to bad weather. (more...)
Security Situation In Afghanistan Remains Difficult: NATO Chief Security Situation In Afghanistan Remains Difficult: NATO Chief
- December 07, 2018

He said during a summit last July, NATO made a decision to strengthen its support to Afghanistan with more troops to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces so they can create the conditions for peace and reconciliation. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation took the lead on global security efforts in Afghanistan in 2003, wound down combat operations in 2014, and is now mainly training and advising Afghan forces so that they can handle the country's security needs. (more...)
UK's Brexit vote to go ahead on schedule UK's Brexit vote to go ahead on schedule
- December 07, 2018

Mrs May is reportedly dead set on delivering the result of the 2016 referendum and "loses her temper and raises her voice" when the prospect of a re-run of the vote is raised. Opening a third day of debate, Mr Hammond told the Commons a no-deal Brexit would be "too very bad to contemplate". "(It) would mean an immediate and probably indefinite loss of some security capability which, despite our best efforts, would likely cause some operational disruption when we leave", he said. (more...)
Men Charged in Panama Papers Investigation Men Charged in Panama Papers Investigation
- December 07, 2018

The Justice Department said German citizens Dirk Brauer and 81-year-old Harald Joachim Von Der Goltz, as well as U.S. citizen Richard Gaffey, have been arrested over the past three weeks. Gaffey, an accountant, allegedly helped connect Von Der Goltz and Owens, and assisted in connecting another client, called "client-1" in the DOJ release, to Mossack Fonseca. (more...)
U.N. Fails to Pass U.S.-Sponsored Resolution Condemning Hamas U.N. Fails to Pass U.S.-Sponsored Resolution Condemning Hamas
- December 07, 2018

A USA resolution championed by Ambassador Nikki Haley to condemn the Palestinian Hamas movement at the United Nations for firing rockets at Israel failed to win enough votes for adoption on Thursday (Dec 6). "Israel is in contravention of all Security Council and General Assembly resolutions", its representative said. Haley called condemnation of Hamas "an essential step" to a peace settlement. (more...)
USA conducts 'extraordinary' observation flight to reaffirm commitment to Ukraine USA conducts 'extraordinary' observation flight to reaffirm commitment to Ukraine
- December 07, 2018

The objective to is promote transparency in military activities. CNN also reported that Russia's defence ministry announced on Wednesday that its troops in eastern Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, conducted military exercises involving Pantsir anti-aircraft missile systems. (more...)
Kagame critic Diane Rwigara 'not guilty' of inciting insurrection Kagame critic Diane Rwigara 'not guilty' of inciting insurrection
- December 07, 2018

Ms Rwigara's difficulties began when she declared her candidacy in Rwanda's 2017 presidential contest. Meanwhile, she and her mother spent more than a year in prison before their release on bail in October . Rwigara's father, a prominent businessman who was once close to the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RFP), was killed in a road accident in 2015. The family accuses the government of foul play, saying he was targeted "because he did not want to continue to do business as usual". (more...)
Pope Francis to visit the United Arab Emirates in February Pope Francis to visit the United Arab Emirates in February
- December 07, 2018

Greg Burke, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, said on Thursday that the visit highlights Pope Francis' commitment to building a culture of encounter. "These are warm and kind gestures that we appreciate and acknowledge", he said. The theme of the trip is peace, with a logo featuring a dove carrying an olive branch, suggesting Francis will be making a strong appeal for Christian-Muslim dialogue and peace in the region. (more...)
Trump to name former Fox anchor Heather Nauert as next United Nations ambassador Trump to name former Fox anchor Heather Nauert as next United Nations ambassador
- December 07, 2018

The decision could be announced as early as Friday, the source said, requesting anonymity. Nauert, who came to the State Department from Fox News, was chosen after US President Donald Trump considered a number of other candidates, according to Bloomberg News Thursday night , citing sources in the administration. (more...)
Carla Stefaniak Killing: Officials Say Motive Behind Slaying Was Sexual in Nature Carla Stefaniak Killing: Officials Say Motive Behind Slaying Was Sexual in Nature
- December 07, 2018

Walter Espinoza, director general of Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Department, announced the suspected motive in a news conference Wednesday, according to the Orlando Sentinel . "She had no enemies, none", he said, adding it took him a long time to find a picture of his daughter where she wasn't smiling because "that was the type of woman she was". (more...)
Gaza Court Gives Death Penalty to 6 for Spying for Israel Gaza Court Gives Death Penalty to 6 for Spying for Israel
- December 07, 2018

The UN General Assembly is scheduled to vote on Thursday to a US draft resolution that condemns Hamas movement for firing rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel. He warned that "collaboration with the Israeli occupation is unsafe and the punishment of collaboration is high". However, according to the Palestinian law, any court verdict, mainly death sentences, has to get the approval of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (more...)
Conditions met for Assange to leave Ecuador embassy in London Conditions met for Assange to leave Ecuador embassy in London
- December 07, 2018

WikiLeaks has released thousands of classified USA military documents, among other disclosures, including thousands of emails that were hacked from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Moreno said Assange did not need to fear he would be transferred to a country where he could face the death penalty: "According to the British government, they would never extradite a person to a country where his life is at risk". (more...)
First Western World Country Passes Law Forcing Encryption Backdoors
- December 07, 2018

The law, which has been opposed by tech giants, has caused heated debate over national security and privacy at a time when governments across the globe are grappling with how to access encrypted information to monitor illegal activities. If the bill does become law, Australia would be one of the first nations to impose broad access requirements on technology companies, but others may follow. (more...)
Michigan House votes to extend legislative power Michigan House votes to extend legislative power
- December 07, 2018

Evers says Republicans are ignoring the will of voters. "You're here because you don't want to give up power", Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz said as debate concluded in that chamber. That takes away the ability of the state's attorney general to defend Wisconsin during legal challenges. The Wisconsin Legislature is preparing to vote on limiting the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. (more...)
Trump's New Jersey Golf Resort Employs Illegal Immigrants Trump's New Jersey Golf Resort Employs Illegal Immigrants
- December 07, 2018

A spokesperson for the Trump Organization did not address the allegations of mistreatment but said the golf club had a policy of not hiring undocumented immigrants. Mr Trump made a crackdown on illegal immigration one of the central planks of his campaign and presidency. He claimed, "We didn't have one illegal immigrant on the job". (more...)
Girl gets suspended for bullying, father makes her walk to school Girl gets suspended for bullying, father makes her walk to school
- December 07, 2018

Cox said he would not tolerate bullying , even from his own daughter, and hopes it will stop her from doing it to other children. Cox's video has been watched 16 million times. The father explained his daughter brought home a note from the school on Friday explaining she had been suspended from the busing service. She probably spends at least that much time every day during the winter running around outdoors at recess or after school with her friends. (more...)
Boy overturns Colorado town's ban on snowball fights Boy overturns Colorado town's ban on snowball fights
- December 07, 2018

On Monday night, Dane Best gave a presentation before board members for the town of Severance, Colo. arguing for the end of a ban on snowball fights within the town's limits. "I wanted to throw them at my brother", he said. Further bolstering his position, Dane presented the board members with 20 letters from his classmates, urging officials to overturn the almost century-old ban. (more...)
Condemned inmate awaits electric chair ruling Condemned inmate awaits electric chair ruling
- December 07, 2018

States have moved away from the electric chair in recent decades - and no state uses electrocution as its main execution method anymore. This undated photo provided by the Tennessee Department of Correction shows death row inmate David Earl Miller in Nashville, Tenn. (more...)
British round-the-world sailor knocked unconscious in vicious storm British round-the-world sailor knocked unconscious in vicious storm
- December 07, 2018

Chilean authorities have directed the MV Tian Fu to rescue her. She said: "I have been dismasted". " She lost her mast when the boat pitchpoled ("somersaulted") in the recent storm, and spent a few hours clearing away the debris". The race marks the 50th anniversary of the first non-stop single-handed, round-the-world yacht race. Sir Robin Knox Johnston was the only person to finish back then. (more...)
Help prevent Christmas tree fire Help prevent Christmas tree fire
- December 07, 2018

Shawn Wilk has been selling Christmas trees for more than 40 years in Culver City, California. The Christmas tree industry took a turn a decade ago when the Great Recession hit and growers started planting fewer trees. Are we not gonna sell trees? "It's closer to the ocean, to the river and there wasn't too much damage in there". An eight-footer is $70. "We have families that I know this year are going to come to us and be disappointed", Executive Director Rick Politte said. (more...)
Israel calls for worldwide response to Hezbollah tunnels Israel calls for worldwide response to Hezbollah tunnels
- December 07, 2018

The EU's Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giaufret also tweeted support for Israel's operation to destroy the tunnels. Hezbollah has not directly responded to the Israeli allegations or its military operation. This week, Israeli police recommended filing charges against the prime minister. He has also faced mounting legal woes, with police on Sunday recommending that he and his wife Sara be indicted for bribery, the third such decision against the premier in recent months. (more...)
Putin threatens to develop nuclear missiles Putin threatens to develop nuclear missiles
- December 06, 2018

We are against the destruction of this agreement. "Apparently now American partners believe the situation has changed so much that the United States should also have such weapons". is acting as it attempts to retain its dominant role in the world", he said in comments released by the defence ministry. "It is for these purposes that Washington and its allies are taking comprehensive, concerted measures to contain Russian Federation and discredit its role in worldwide affairs". (more...)
Paul Manafort says Ecuador's president asked him about Julian Assange Paul Manafort says Ecuador's president asked him about Julian Assange
- December 06, 2018

During discussions, Moreno and his aides reportedly expressed their desire for Assange to leave the embassy, where he has been holed up since 2012, in exchange for US debt relief, according to the report. elections. A deal between Ecuador and China would likely have been quite lucrative for Manafort, who was styling himself as an worldwide power broker during his mid-2017 meeting with Moreno. (more...)

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