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Former Brexit Secretary attacks May's deal Former Brexit Secretary attacks May's deal
- December 09, 2018

Rudd said she believed May should stay on as prime minister even if parliament rejects her Brexit deal . In late November, British PM Theresa May and the European Union struck a Brexit deal that lays out the terms of the UK's divorce from the EU. (more...)
Body found in search for Grace Millane in West Auckland Body found in search for Grace Millane in West Auckland
- December 09, 2018

Earlier today Millane's brother Declan thanked New Zealanders for their thoughts and prayers. Police said there was no suggestion Millane previously knew the man she was seen entering the hotel with, but would not speculate on how they met. (more...)
Philippines arrests U.S. priest accused of abusing altar boys Philippines arrests U.S. priest accused of abusing altar boys
- December 09, 2018

He says one victim reported more than 40 sexual encounters with the priest. "He was brought here yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon", BI spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval said in a text message to reporters Thursday. The priest would often pass through Los Angeles before visiting OH for months at a time, he said. Sr. Supt. Julius Coyme, Biliran police chief, said Hendricks was arrested at the Cathedral of Our Lady Rosary Parish about 11 a.m.in the presence of Bureau of Immigration ... (more...)
Court deadlines set stage for more Russian Federation probe details Court deadlines set stage for more Russian Federation probe details
- December 08, 2018

Cohen also told prosecutors that he and Trump discussed a potential meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in 2015, shortly after Trump announced his candidacy for president, the filings say. Cohen, dubbed Trump's "legal fixer" in the past, also described his work in conjunction with Trump in orchestrating hush money payments to two women - a porn star and a Playboy model - who said they had sex with Trump a decade earlier. (more...)
Saudi lobbyists 'bought 500 nights at Trump's hotel after 2016 polls' Saudi lobbyists 'bought 500 nights at Trump's hotel after 2016 polls'
- December 08, 2018

The Washington Post is reporting that Saudi-backed lobbyists rented a whole bunch of rooms at a Washington D.C. hotel owned by President Trump shortly after his election. Once in D.C., the veterans were pushed to lobby against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which lets the families of September 11 victims file suit against the Saudi government. (more...)
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's departure could be imminent White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's departure could be imminent
- December 08, 2018

The president, at the time, said that he didn't know whether Kelly would leave, but said "I like John a lot". The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter. Kelly has had a tougher relationship with Trump than his predecessor did and instituted more restrictions around who could reach the president. He has complained repeatedly that Kelly is not politically savvy. (more...)
UN chief urges Yemen sides to hold talks without pre-conditions UN chief urges Yemen sides to hold talks without pre-conditions
- December 08, 2018

Hopes were high that the talks wouldn't deteriorate into further violence as in the past, and that the prisoner exchange would be an important first step toward building confidence between highly distrustful adversaries. A United Nations source said that the two sides were still far from agreement on the three issues, especially on who should manage Hodeidah port and whether the Houthis should entirely quit the city. (more...)
Yellow Vest protest in Paris continues for 4th week in a row Yellow Vest protest in Paris continues for 4th week in a row
- December 08, 2018

Last week, hundreds of people were arrested and scores injured in violence in Paris - some of the worst street clashes in the French capital for decades. Crowds were also gathering across town around the Bastille plaza. Some could be held in the city centre on what is a major Christmas shopping weekend. (more...)
Deputy died from friendly fire in Thousand Oaks massacre, police say Deputy died from friendly fire in Thousand Oaks massacre, police say
- December 08, 2018

Sheriff Ayub added: 'Both Sgt. Helus and the CHP officer knowingly and willingly went into what can only be described as a combat situation, risking their own lives to save many others and it is a fact that many lives were saved that night'. (more...)
Tillerson Says He Had to Stop Trump From Breaking the Law Tillerson Says He Had to Stop Trump From Breaking the Law
- December 08, 2018

The president is "pretty undisciplined, doesn't like to read, doesn't read briefing reports ", and tried to do things in a way that violated the law, Tillerson said Thursday at a dinner to benefit MD Anderson Cancer Center. The president would say: "Look, this is what I believe". While Tillerson didn't discuss whether he'd called the president a moron , his comments in the new interview left few doubts about his views. (more...)
Chris Watts moved to Wisconsin prison for safety reasons Chris Watts moved to Wisconsin prison for safety reasons
- December 08, 2018

Watts was sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife Shanann and their daughters 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, in their Frederick home on August 13. "She had her head on his lap, and they were watching TV". He let her sleep for four hours. In their first television interview, the parents of American Shan'ann Watts, 34, - the Colorado woman who was killed by her husband, Chris, 33, - have opened up about the kind of person their daughter was. (more...)
At least six, mostly teenagers, killed in Italy nightclub stampede At least six, mostly teenagers, killed in Italy nightclub stampede
- December 08, 2018

Ancona police chief Oreste Capocasa said about 50 people were injured, 12 seriously. The ages of the victims have not yet been given. The cause of the stampede was not immediately clear but first reports on Italian media said the teenagers were trying to escape from the nightclub after someone had set off a can of pepper spray. (more...)
White Nationalist Convicted Of First-Degree Murder In C'ville Car Attack White Nationalist Convicted Of First-Degree Murder In C'ville Car Attack
- December 08, 2018

The incident spawned the controversial response from Donald Trump where he claimed that blame could be attributed to both sides, and that there were good and bad people on both the white supremacist side and the opposition. When his mother pleaded with him to be careful, he replied: "we're not the one (sic) who need to be careful". He included an attachment: a meme showing Adolf Hitler. (more...)
Italian mafia kingpin, 46 others arrested Italian mafia kingpin, 46 others arrested
- December 08, 2018

The 46 others could face charges of belonging to the mafia , extortion and illegal possession of arms amongst others. He was reportedly elected Cosa Nostra godfather at a Mafia meeting in May. As the eldest of the local clan leaders, he enjoyed particular respect, he said. "This is a sign that Cosa Nostra doesn't abandon its rules", Mr Lo Voi told a press conference. (more...)
Grace Millane: Police start murder inquiry Grace Millane: Police start murder inquiry
- December 08, 2018

In a tearful press conference on Friday, Miss Millane's father, who has travelled to Auckland to help with investigations, said his family are "extremely concerned" for her welfare. She was wearing a black dress and white shoes. Police continue to offer support to the Millane family, both in New Zealand and in the UK. Investigators described it as a "location of interest". (more...)
President Reportedly Will Name Milley As Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman President Reportedly Will Name Milley As Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman
- December 08, 2018

Kelly is a retired four-star General. According to Axios , Kelly will be replaced by Nick Ayers , who now works as chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence . Kelly, a decorated Marine Corps general, is widely regarded as one of the most well-respected and qualified members of the Trump administration. But he has a number of detractors who have been trying to convince the president he'd be a disaster. (more...)
Tillerson In First Public Appearance Says Trump 'Undisciplined,' 'Doesn't Read'
- December 08, 2018

It's this back-and-forth that Tillerson thinks cost him his job. Trump says he only hires the best, but that didn't stop him from attacking his former top diplomat Friday, implying he wasn't qualified to do the job. The tensions grew palpable after media reported that Mr Tillerson had called the president an expletive-laced moron - and the secretary had to make a public appearance to emphasise his support for the president (without explicitly denying the reports). (more...)
Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as United Nations envoy Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as United Nations envoy
- December 08, 2018

If confirmed by the Senate, the former Fox News anchor would replace Nikki Haley . "And I think she's going to be respected by all". Relatively new in the political scene, analysts have now pointed at her lack of political and policy credentials which Haley, a former SC governor, possesses. (more...)
Saudi King Invites Qatar's Emir To Gulf Arab Summit Saudi King Invites Qatar's Emir To Gulf Arab Summit
- December 08, 2018

Qatar News Agency said in a tweet that the emir had received "an invitation from the King of Saudi Arabia" for the meeting on December 9. It did not say if the Sheikh Tamim would travel to the kingdom. The row has defied mediation efforts by Kuwait and the United States which sees Gulf unity as essential to efforts to contain Iran. Inflows have picked up in Qatar this year after several large-cap companies announced they were easing limits on foreign ownership, prompting an adjustment ... (more...)
Russia says detention of China's Huawei CFO shows US arrogance Russia says detention of China's Huawei CFO shows US arrogance
- December 08, 2018

The arrest, revealed by Canadian authorities late on Wednesday, was part of a USA investigation into an alleged scheme to use the global banking system to evade US sanctions against Iran, people familiar with the probe told Reuters . McCallum was clear that Chinese consular officials will have access to Meng "just as we seek consular access for detained Canadians around the world, including in China". (more...)
At least 12 dead in 2 bank heists in northeast Brazil At least 12 dead in 2 bank heists in northeast Brazil
- December 07, 2018

Landim had earlier said that, based on initial information, he understood that "the criminals killed the hostages and the police killed the criminals". Landim told Globo newspaper that the family members were taken from a vehicle that was forced to stop because the robbers had blocked a road with a truck, according to BBC News . (more...)
Hoax call which caused panic at 400 United Kingdom schools and USA airport Hoax call which caused panic at 400 United Kingdom schools and USA airport
- December 07, 2018

It followed an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Hundreds of the schools were evacuated. He was arrested days later but in April, he sent another batch of hoax emails to schools in the United States and UK. In a recording of one of the phone calls which was made while the plane was in the air, he takes on the persona of a anxious father and claims his daughter contacted him from the flight to say it had been hijacked by gunmen, one of whom had a bomb. (more...)
German conservatives to replace Merkel with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as party head German conservatives to replace Merkel with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as party head
- December 07, 2018

Some grandees have warned that the divisions could lead to a permanent split. Merkel listed some of those moments and many more in a half-hour farewell speech as leader, telling delegates that "our CDU today is different from the year 2000, and that is a good thing". (more...)
Former Attorney General William Barr contender for old job Former Attorney General William Barr contender for old job
- December 07, 2018

An attorney general opposed to the investigation could theoretically move to cut funding or block certain investigative steps. He was quoted two months later in a Post story as expressing concern that members of Mueller's team had given contributions to Democratic candidates. (more...)
Donald Trump Rages On Twitter Ahead Of Developments In Mueller Probe Donald Trump Rages On Twitter Ahead Of Developments In Mueller Probe
- December 07, 2018

The president is now referring to the legal investigation of his campaign as "Presidential Harassment". It a series of tweets early Friday, the president blasted Comey and the Mueller probe into Russia's hacking of the 2016 US national election. (more...)

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