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Jury recommends life plus 419 years for Charlottesville killer Jury recommends life plus 419 years for Charlottesville killer
- December 12, 2018

Jurors on Friday convicted Fields of first-degree murder and other charges. Jury finds James Fields guilty of first-degree murder and nine other crimes by driving his auto into a crowd, killing one and wounding of 19 others, in Charlottesville , Virginia a year ago. (more...)
Faith Leaders Handcuffed at Peaceful Border Rally Faith Leaders Handcuffed at Peaceful Border Rally
- December 12, 2018

U.S. Border Patrol agents have handcuffed about a dozen people participating in a demonstration organized by a Quaker group at the U.S. -Mexico border, calling for the end of the detention and deportation of immigrants and the militarization of the border. (more...)
Five dead in shooting at Catholic cathedral in Brazil Five dead in shooting at Catholic cathedral in Brazil
- December 12, 2018

Ventura said police officials stationed in the plaza outside rushed into the cathedral after hearing the gunshots. Police said the tragedy could have been much worse if more people had been inside the cathedral at the time. "We are following the authorities' investigation of the barbaric crime committed today in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Campinas, in Sao Paulo . Our solidarity is with the victims of this tragedy and their families", Bolsonaro wrote. (more...)
Strasbourg shooting: What we know so far about the suspect Strasbourg shooting: What we know so far about the suspect
- December 12, 2018

Conflicting reports suggested that the death toll had risen to four, but the information has not been confirmed. The attack prompted France to raise its national security threat level to its highest "emergency terror attack" status, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said at a press conference. (more...)
Sinn Féin raise concerns that Brexit vote was postponed Sinn Féin raise concerns that Brexit vote was postponed
- December 12, 2018

It's the only deal possible. "This is a negotiation and there is always room for alternatives". "The pulling of the vote yesterday was an insult to the House of Commons and was admission of the failure of the withdrawal agreement itself". (more...)
Trump denies that few want chief of staff job Trump denies that few want chief of staff job
- December 12, 2018

This comes after the U.S. president's announcement last week that current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly would be stepping down from his position by the end of 2018. Lighthizer has gained prominence in the administration for his handling of trade negotiations. Lucky for Trump, there's always Mark Meadows , and if that doesn't work out, Scott Baio . (more...)
Nadia Murad Nobel speech Nadia Murad Nobel speech
- December 12, 2018

The joint Nobel Peace Prize winners agreed when presented with their awards on Monday that not enough is being down to stop rape being used as a weapon of war. Mukwege has treated tens of thousands of victims- women, children and even babies just a few months old, at Panzi hospital which he founded in 1999 in DR Congo's South Kivu province. (more...)
Putin's Stasi Card Discovered in German Archives Putin's Stasi Card Discovered in German Archives
- December 12, 2018

Jens Gieseke, an expert on the Stasi at the Potsdam Centre for Research in Contemporary History, said the pass would have given Mr Putin easy access to the secret police agency's headquarters in Dresden, where he would probably have... Felber added that it would have made recruiting agents easier because Putin wouldn't have had to mention his KGB affiliation. During his KGB service in Dresden Mr Putin was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. (more...)
US returns Bells of Balangiga to boost US-Philippine relations US returns Bells of Balangiga to boost US-Philippine relations
- December 11, 2018

Now, the revered bells will once again be heard in the country. The US forces razed the town which killed thousands of Filipinos, in what is known as Balangiga Massacre. Maybe because we human beings live by symbols such as our national flag and in this instance, these bells. Two of the bells were displayed in Cheyenne, Wyoming while the third was displayed at a US Army Base museum in Seoul, South Korea. (more...)
Michael Gove: Brexit vote in Commons ‘is going ahead’ Michael Gove: Brexit vote in Commons ‘is going ahead’
- December 11, 2018

This buys Mrs May six weeks in which to try and secure concessions from the European Union to make her deal more palatable to MPs. But after reports that she was repeatedly urged by ministers to reconsider to avoid a humiliated result, a Cabinet source revealed that she has changed tack and pulled the Commons vote. (more...)
May cancels MPs’ Christmas, Brexit vote will now happen ‘before Jan 21’
- December 11, 2018

While she didn't expect to win at the first attempt, there was hope that the defeat would be small enough to have another attempt. No new date has been given. A Cabinet source said there was an "air of resignation" among ministers about the Brexit deadlock. Conservative MP for Havant, Alan Mak, added: 'It's right that she re-engages with the European Union on the backstop, so deferring the vote to allow time for that is sensible'. (more...)
Man held by armed police at UK Parliament Man held by armed police at UK Parliament
- December 11, 2018

About a dozen officers surrounded the suspect as he was held against a fence inside the Carriage Gates on Tuesday. The Metropolitan Police said the man was arrested "on suspicion of trespassing at a protected site" at 11.55am. "It appears to be contained now". "Stop. Get down", police shouted, the Reuters photographer said. A man is detained by armed police inside the Parliamentary Estate after a security incident at the Houses of Parliament in central London on December 11, 2018. (more...)
Football Player Allegedly Murdered Pregnant Cheerleader, Left Body in Dumpster Football Player Allegedly Murdered Pregnant Cheerleader, Left Body in Dumpster
- December 11, 2018

Furthermore, Rouhselang' was found to be six-months-pregnant at the time of death. Trejo told authorities he was aware of Breana's pregnancy and that he was alleged to be the father, the affidavit said , but he said neither wanted to have the baby. (more...)
A Group of Mysterious 'Burglars' Broke into Princess Meng Wanzhou's Vancouver Home A Group of Mysterious 'Burglars' Broke into Princess Meng Wanzhou's Vancouver Home
- December 11, 2018

Lu, the Foreign Ministry spokesman, accused countries he didn't cite by name of hyping the "so-called" threat. "They need a trade deal". China's economy czar, Vice Premier Liu He, talked by phone with U.S. Meng Wanzhou , Huawei Technologies Co. "I think there is a conspiracy behind this". In court documents released at the weekend, Ms Meng's lawyer said she should be granted bail because of her substantial ties to Vancouver, where she owns two multi-million dollar houses, and multiple ... (more...)
US Marines declared dead after aircraft collision near Japan US Marines declared dead after aircraft collision near Japan
- December 11, 2018

The warplanes crashed into the sea south of Japan's Shikoku island. A conclusion has not been reached on the details of the situation, according to the U.S. The accident was initially reported to have happened during a refueling operation, but the military said Tuesday this had not been confirmed and that the circumstances were still under investigation. (more...)
USA imposes sanctions on three North Korean officials USA imposes sanctions on three North Korean officials
- December 11, 2018

The sanctioned officials are banned from the USA financial system. Pyongyang has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missiles and nuclear programs. The sanctions are meant to serve as a reminder of the death of Otto Warmbier, a United States citizen who died shortly after North Korea released him from detention, the release added. (more...)
Israeli army raids official Palestinian news agency amid West Bank manhunt Israeli army raids official Palestinian news agency amid West Bank manhunt
- December 11, 2018

Six people were hospitalised after the attack near the Ofra settlement north of Jerusalem, including a 30-year-old woman whose condition was serious, the army said in a statement. Israeli military forces carried out a series of raids in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday, bursting into stores and offices of the official Palestinian news agency in a manhunt for gunmen who shot seven Israelis outside a Jewish settlement. (more...)
Our girl Meghan has been shortlisted for TIME Person of the Year Our girl Meghan has been shortlisted for TIME Person of the Year
- December 11, 2018

She was the most prominent of multiple women who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Outspoken critic of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul in October, never to be seen again. (more...)
Supreme Court rejects bid to reinstate Louisiana law punishing Planned Parenthood Supreme Court rejects bid to reinstate Louisiana law punishing Planned Parenthood
- December 11, 2018

In response, PPGC sued in federal court, alleging that Louisiana had deprived three anonymous co-plaintiffs of their federal statutory right to "to choose to receive their medical care from any qualified and willing provider". The money is not used for abortions . However, federal law prohibits the use of Medicaid money for abortions . Lawmakers in Louisiana and Kansas had sought to defund the group. (more...)
May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire
- December 11, 2018

However, Speaker John Bercow - who chairs debates in the House of Commons - called on the government to give MPs a vote on whether Tuesday's vote should be cancelled, saying it was the "right and obvious" thing to do given how angry some MPs were about the cancellation. (more...)
Yemen government and Houthis remain deadlocked over Hodeidah Yemen government and Houthis remain deadlocked over Hodeidah
- December 11, 2018

Martin Griffiths, the United Nations special envoy for Yemen , described Hodeidah as the centre of gravity for the war. Yemen's foreign minister on Saturday said that the government-controlled city of Aden will be home to the country's main airport, in the midst of talks to reopen the rebel-held worldwide airport in the capital Sanaa. (more...)
‘World must protect victims of wartime sexual violence’ ‘World must protect victims of wartime sexual violence’
- December 11, 2018

With her brunette locks styled in soft curls, the mother-of-two shone in the elegant gown which she paired with dangly earrings and a pink lip for the lavish event. "What if they were a commercial deal, an oil field or a shipment of weapons?" "The protection of the Yazidis and all vulnerable communities around the world is the responsibility of the global community", Murad told the ceremony in Oslo . (more...)
Armenia: Acting PM's bloc wins parliamentary elections Armenia: Acting PM's bloc wins parliamentary elections
- December 11, 2018

Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports that the official results from all polling stations in the morning of Monday, December 10, showed that My Step Alliance, which includes Pashinyan's Civil Contract Party, won 70.4 percent of the vote . (more...)
Body found in search for British tourist in New Zealand Body found in search for British tourist in New Zealand
- December 11, 2018

Millane, 22, went missing from a hostel in Auckland on 1 December and a body was found in the Waitakere Ranges on Sunday. The shovel is described as an Atlas Trade Hardwood Long Handle Round Mouth Shovel. "It is with great reluctance that I will only confirm the following, and say that Grace's body was intact when it was recovered". In a post on Ms Millane's Facebook account the 26-year-old man, who is from Auckland, called her "beautiful" and "very radiant" minutes before CCTV cameras ... (more...)
Teen Dies Following Drug Overdose At Sydney Dance Festival Teen Dies Following Drug Overdose At Sydney Dance Festival
- December 11, 2018

Two women, aged 19 and 25, and a man, were taken to Westmead Hospital after suspected overdoses, where they both remain in a critical but stable condition. Young people not getting drug message: NSW Police . "Unfortunately, we know that pill testing won't work because it'll give people a green light to taking substances, which in the end could still kill them", she said. (more...)

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