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University student allegedly spent several months 'slowly poisoning roommate' University student allegedly spent several months 'slowly poisoning roommate'
- December 22, 2018

Odourless and colourless thallium is a chemical element that can be lethal for humans. "This was over a period of time with small amounts of poisoning occurring", Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said during a press conference Thursday. (more...)
Door is open for Britons to have second Brexit referendum: French minister Door is open for Britons to have second Brexit referendum: French minister
- December 21, 2018

Mr Gauke, who was interviewed on the BBC's Political Thinking with Nick Robinson podcast , was asked about comments he reportedly made at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, in which he dismissed the idea of a "managed no deal" Brexit as a "unicorn". (more...)
Kelsey Berreth disappearance: Fiance of Colorado mother missing since Thanksgiving arrested Kelsey Berreth disappearance: Fiance of Colorado mother missing since Thanksgiving arrested
- December 21, 2018

District Attorney Dan May would not elaborate on the circumstances behind his being charged with solicitation to commit murder, but said that it is a crime to solicit somebody to commit another crime. Berreth and Frazee's baby is in protective custody and will be reunited with Berreth's family, the chief said. Police confirmed that the missing Colorado mom's fiancé was taken into custody around 7 a.m. (more...)
Justice Ginsburg has cancerous growths removed Justice Ginsburg has cancerous growths removed
- December 21, 2018

Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Despite the issues, Ginsburg has yet to miss a single day of oral arguments during her tenure, The Washington Post reported . She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009. She was able to recover and return to the court in due time. On November 7th she fractured three ribs in a fall. (more...)
Gov't shutdown would last 'a very long time' Gov't shutdown would last 'a very long time'
- December 21, 2018

On Thursday, Trump brought shutdown fever to a boil with a tweet threatening a veto of a two-month spending package - before appearing to talk himself down at a bill signing, where he said he wanted money for "border security" and a physical barrier but not making specific demands about either. (more...)
Morocco links suspect in Scandinavian women's killing to militant group Morocco links suspect in Scandinavian women's killing to militant group
- December 21, 2018

The PET intelligence service and police "are analysing the video and can not now make any other comment about its authenticity", they said in a statement. Three more people have been arrested in the "bestial" killings, the BBC reported , adding knife wounds were the cause of death for both. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg lamented the "brutal and meaningless attack on innocent people", and said she had trust in Moroccan law enforcement to find those responsible. (more...)
Former Lehigh University Student Yukai Yang Accused of Poisoning Roommate Former Lehigh University Student Yukai Yang Accused of Poisoning Roommate
- December 21, 2018

Tests eventually revealed that Royal's blood contained thallium at a level that is risky for humans, Morganelli said. The chemical was used as a rat and ant poison in the United States before being banned. Yukai Yang, a 22-year-old chemistry major at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, made his roommate ill with thallium and possibly other chemicals, lacing his food and drinks over the course of several months last spring, prosecutors said. (more...)
Backpackers killed in Morocco by 'Isis terrorists' with one filmed being beheaded Backpackers killed in Morocco by 'Isis terrorists' with one filmed being beheaded
- December 21, 2018

The suspect was arrested in Marrakech, Morocco's tourist hub, on Tuesday and police were hunting other individuals identified as suspects. Commenting on another video in which the four suspects appear to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State group, the NCIS said that "neither Norway nor Denmark was mentioned in the video, nor was there anything specific about what action they should perform". (more...)
Russian Federation used every major social media platform to sway voters to Trump Russian Federation used every major social media platform to sway voters to Trump
- December 21, 2018

Intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr said in a statement that the data shows how aggressively Russian Federation tried to divide Americans by race, religion and ideology and erode trust in institutions. IRA activity shifted there after the media began to write about Russian activity on Twitter and Facebook. The firm analyzed more than 10 million tweets, 116,000 Instagram posts , and 61,500 Facebook posts sent by the Russian government-linked troll group the Internet Research ... (more...)
United Kingdom steps up hard Brexit plans with 3500 soldiers on standby United Kingdom steps up hard Brexit plans with 3500 soldiers on standby
- December 21, 2018

The European Union (EU) will rule out doing mini deals with the United Kingdom to ease the chaos of Britain crashing out without a divorce agreement, stepping up pressure on British lawmakers to approve the deal that's on table or risk disaster. (more...)
After Wild Hearing, Michael Flynn's Future Remains Uncertain After Wild Hearing, Michael Flynn's Future Remains Uncertain
- December 21, 2018

What happened next is still reverberating almost two years later. The tone of Tuesday's hearing startled Flynn supporters who hoped his lawyers' arguments about the FBI's conduct - they suggested he was discouraged from having a lawyer present and wasn't informed that it was a crime to lie - to resonate more than it did with Sullivan, who a decade ago tossed out the prosecution of a USA senator because of government misconduct. (more...)
British woman raped near Goa's Palolem beach, accused arrested British woman raped near Goa's Palolem beach, accused arrested
- December 21, 2018

The incident happened between 4.15am and 4.30am. She had left her guesthouse to catch a train from Canacona railway station to Thivim - but after it got delayed, she decided to make the one mile walk back to her accommodation alone. The rapist is a history-sheeter and is wanted by the Pernem police for alleged involvement in a Rs 32 lakh robbery case. The incident comes nearly two years after an Irish tourist was raped and killed in an isolated field in Canacona, Goa. (more...)
State Department Pledges $10 Billion to Develop Central America, Southern Mexico State Department Pledges $10 Billion to Develop Central America, Southern Mexico
- December 21, 2018

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he hopes to negotiate more USA work visas for Mexicans and Central Americans. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Washington is committing $5.8 billion to development in Central America and increasing public and private investment in Mexico via OPIC by $4.8 billion. (more...)
Barack Obama spreads Christmas cheer at children's hospital Barack Obama spreads Christmas cheer at children's hospital
- December 21, 2018

He visited individual patients and families in their rooms as well as several playrooms. In a video released by Children's National Hospital's official Twitter handle, Obama can be seen mingling, playing and joking with the kids while being the flawless father Santa this Christmas season. (more...)
Trump Wishes Luck to Flynn Ahead of Sentencing for Lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation Trump Wishes Luck to Flynn Ahead of Sentencing for Lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation
- December 21, 2018

In an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal past year, Sullivan said the case inspired him to explicitly remind prosecutors in every criminal case before him of their obligation to provide defendants with favorable evidence. After a recess, however, Sullivan walked back his comments. Information was also leaked to the media in January 2017, forcing Flynn to resign in February, less than a month into Trump's term of office. (more...)
Key Senate Democrat says Trump 'should withdraw' attorney general nomination Key Senate Democrat says Trump 'should withdraw' attorney general nomination
- December 21, 2018

In an opinion piece Whitaker wrote a year ago, he argued that Rosenstein should "order Mueller to limit the scope of his investigation to the four corners of the order appointing the special counsel". Barr, who supported Trump during his presidential campaign, previously served as attorney general under late President George H.W. Bush, a Republican , from 1991 to 1993. (more...)
Trump stuns everyone by announcing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is 'retiring' Trump stuns everyone by announcing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is 'retiring'
- December 21, 2018

President Donald Trump said that Defense Secretary James Mattis will be retiring at the end of February, in shock announcement made Thursday. He did not name a successor, but said one would be appointed shortly. Trump. Mr Mattis said the U.S. needed to maintain strong alliances and show respect to allies, while remaining "unambiguous" with countries like Russian Federation and China. (more...)
U.S. envoy Khalilzad discusses ongoing Afghan peace process with Gen Qamar U.S. envoy Khalilzad discusses ongoing Afghan peace process with Gen Qamar
- December 20, 2018

The militant group is hoping that after the prisoner swap, the USA would draw up a timetable for troops to pull out of Afghanistan, and only then would the Taliban start talking to the Afghan government about a longer-term political resolution. (more...)
Saudi Arabia modifies intelligence service following Khashoggi murder Saudi Arabia modifies intelligence service following Khashoggi murder
- December 20, 2018

The New York-based organization found that at least 34 journalists were targeted and killed for their work as of December 14. That compares with 18 retaliation killings out of 47 deaths documented by the committee in 2017. The shooting, in which another newspaper employee was also killed, was the deadliest single attack on the media in recent USA history. A sales associate was also killed. (more...)
USA says migrants will wait in Mexico after claiming asylum USA says migrants will wait in Mexico after claiming asylum
- December 20, 2018

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Mexico is on board, and will offer humanitarian visas and work permits so the migrants can live while they wait for a decision from American authorities. Many stayed on illegally in the USA either after an adverse ruling on their case or just not showing up to their immigration court date. Speaking before lawmakers on Thursday , Nielsen also emphasized that DHS can not detain families with children for more than a few weeks under US law, ... (more...)
Blind amphibian creature named after Donald Trump Blind amphibian creature named after Donald Trump
- December 20, 2018

A newly-discovered blind, and burrowing, amphibian is officially set to be named Dermophis donaldtrumpi , because of the USA president's denial of climate change . Mr Bell also took aim at Mr Trump's family. The company said the U.S. president is the "perfect namesake" for the Panamanian caecilian . Yellowish-white scales on the head of the moth reminded him of trump's hairstyle and gave him the idea, wrote Nazari in the journal "ZooKeys". (more...)
Foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and turkey join Syria talks in Geneva Foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and turkey join Syria talks in Geneva
- December 20, 2018

So far, 11 rounds of Syria peace talks, mediated by Iran , Russia and Turkey , have been held in Astana. Staffan de Mistura, U.N. Special Envoy for Syria who steps down at year-end, has tried since January to clinch agreement on the identity of 150 members of a new constitutional committee to revitalize a dormant peace process. (more...)
Trump, House GOP to meet over shutdown-border dispute Trump, House GOP to meet over shutdown-border dispute
- December 20, 2018

Ryan said he was headed back to Capitol Hill to work on " adding border security " to the House version of the government funding bill. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said GOP leaders "believe there's still time" to add border funds to the Senate's bill and avoid a partial shutdown with Christmas just five days away. (more...)
Rod Rosenstein, Chris Wray announce indictment of Chinese hackers Rod Rosenstein, Chris Wray announce indictment of Chinese hackers
- December 20, 2018

The US plans to charge her with fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran . USA authorities said the two worked in association with the Chinese ministry of state security. It is accused of mounting a "malicious" and "sustained" campaign targeting a range of global companies. "China promised to stop, but this activity violates the commitment they made", he said. (more...)
Judge delays sentencing of former Trump adviser Michael Flynn Judge delays sentencing of former Trump adviser Michael Flynn
- December 20, 2018

Flynn's sentencing was delayed at his lawyer's request on Tuesday after it became clear that Sullivan might break with the special counsel's recommendation and give Flynn jail time, despite his cooperation with the federal probe. After that he moved into politics on the far right and joined Trump's election campaign as a senior advisor. Flynn left the courthouse hand-in-hand with his wife, climbing into a large SUV as protesters heckled and supporters chanted "USA!" Reading the transcript of ... (more...)

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