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United States moving slowly on Syria troop withdrawal United States moving slowly on Syria troop withdrawal
- January 03, 2019

Senator Lindsey Graham had warned that removing all 2,000 USA troops from Syria would hurt national security by allowing Islamic State to rebuild, betraying US -backed Kurdish fighters of the YPG militia battling remnants of the militant group, and enhancing Iran's ability to threaten Israel. (more...)
Putin sends Christmas note to Trump saying he wants to talk Putin sends Christmas note to Trump saying he wants to talk
- January 02, 2019

Tensions further rose when Washington pulled out of a Cold War-era nuclear weapons deal. "In a Christmas and New Year greeting message to President of the United States of America Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin stressed that Russia-US relations are the most important factor behind ensuring strategic stability and global security, and reaffirmed that Russia is open to dialogue with the United States on the most extensive agenda", the Kremlin said on Sunday . (more...)
Congressional leaders to attend White House briefing on border Congressional leaders to attend White House briefing on border
- January 02, 2019

Immigration and Customs Enforcement and border patrol officials will make a plea for a wall at the meeting. The session will be held in the high-security Situation Room at the White House, which is typically used to handle sensitive information. (more...)
Police deployed in Khartoum as protesters plan march Police deployed in Khartoum as protesters plan march
- January 02, 2019

Friday's protests were the latest in a wave of demonstrations that began across much of Sudan on December 19, first against price rises and shortages but which later turned against Bashir, in power since a 1989 military coup he led. Opposition groups, for their part, say the death toll is closer to 40. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appealed "for calm and restraint" and called on "the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the deaths and violence". (more...)
Australian police scramble to screams of murder - find man killing spider Australian police scramble to screams of murder - find man killing spider
- January 02, 2019

Wanneroo Police tweeted about the incident before deleting it. "Caller doesn't know them, but has seen them a few times when walking". When police showed up, they discovered the man was trying to kill a spider. Wanneroo Police did not immediately respond for comment as to why the tweet was taken down. A spokesman for WA police said the post had only been deleted because it included the screenshot of police communications. (more...)
Muslim doctor fired over threat to give wrong medications to Jews Muslim doctor fired over threat to give wrong medications to Jews
- January 02, 2019

The Cleveland Clinic has since condemned Dr Kollab, who retains her medical license , and confirmed that she is no longer working at the hospital. Doctor fired over threat to give wrong medications to Jews " Hahha ewww... "In no way do these beliefs reflect those of our organization", the statement says. In October 2012 she said the Holocaust was "exaggerated and the victimization of the jews (ignoring the others killed) is overdone", and that she was having "a REALLY hard time feeling ... (more...)
United Kingdom trade minister says '50-50' chance Brexit may be stopped United Kingdom trade minister says '50-50' chance Brexit may be stopped
- January 02, 2019

The leading Brexiteer backs Mays deal and told the Sunday Times newspaper that rejection "would shatter the bond of trust between the electorate and Parliament". Jeremy Corbyn used his to accuse May of plunging the country into crisis, saying her Brexit plans were "letting people down all across the country, whether they voted leave or remain". (more...)
France, UK agree action plan on migrant Channel crossings France, UK agree action plan on migrant Channel crossings
- January 02, 2019

Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced the move after a group of 12 migrants, including a 10-year-old child, were detained after landing on a Kent beach on Monday morning. Since November, 220 people have attempted to cross the English Channel in small boats. However, immediate return is not a given and Mr Javid confirmed that migrants picked up in the British half of the Channel would be transported to the United Kingdom to have their asylum claims heard, the Daily Mail reports . (more...)
Bomb blast rocks mall Bomb blast rocks mall
- January 02, 2019

The explosion prompted officers to search the mall, leading to the discovery of another suspected bomb which they destroyed, said local police spokesperson Chief Inspector Rowell Zafra. She added: "We have had good security plans". The bomb was reportedly similar to others used in the past by local militants with ties to the Islamic State. (more...)
New Year celebrations: United Kingdom gets ready to welcome 2019 New Year celebrations: United Kingdom gets ready to welcome 2019
- January 02, 2019

More than 1.5 million people were thronged in the city's harbour to count down to midnight, but come the moment itself the wrong message was beamed on to Sydney Habour Bridge. London's sold-out party will celebrate the capital's bond with Europe, according to the city's mayor. Russian Federation will see in the new year progressively over several time zones, having started in far eastern Kamchatka. (more...)
Brexit sends Britons seeking Irish passports up 22 percent in 2018 Brexit sends Britons seeking Irish passports up 22 percent in 2018
- January 02, 2019

By right, any person born in the Irish Republic of Northern Ireland with either an Irish Parent or Grandparent is entitled to an Irish Passport and can hold dual citizenship. The online service for renewing passports was extended this year, adding to the continued high uptake. The UK topped by far the list of countries from which residents used the online system to apply for a passport in 2018, with 35,084 applications lodged. (more...)
Train accident on Denmark bridge kills at least six Train accident on Denmark bridge kills at least six
- January 02, 2019

A Funen police spokesman told reporters he could not provide details of the accident, but added: "We know that an object hit the train". The deadly accident took place on the Great Belt fixed link between Zealand and Fyn, Denmark's two major islands, on Wednesday at approximately 7am GMT (8am local time), train operator DSB said. (more...)
Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable,' says Xi Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable,' says Xi
- January 02, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Taiwan's unification with mainland China is "inevitable", issuing a stern warning against any separatist or independence attempts on the self-governing island in a firmly-worded speech Wednesday. China "must respect the insistence of 23 million people on freedom and democracy, and must use peaceful, on parity means to handle our differences", she added. (more...)
Romney attacks Trump, saying he causes dismay around the world Romney attacks Trump, saying he causes dismay around the world
- January 02, 2019

Romney served as the governor of MA from 2003 to 2007 and was the Republican nominee for president in 2012. "The departures of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John F. "And it is in this province where the incumbent's shortfall has been most glaring". Romney also cited "the appointment of senior persons of lesser experience" as other low points of the past month, appearing to jab at State Department spokeswoman and former Fox News personality Heather Nauert's ... (more...)
Former Afghanistan commander warns of plans to cut troops Former Afghanistan commander warns of plans to cut troops
- January 02, 2019

McChrystal noted that it could also damage relations between the two countries at a time when US officials have been attempting to push the Taliban to the negotiating table with the government in Kabul. McChrystal, who released a book about leadership this year, told "CBS This Morning" in October that we should study how people emerged as leaders, and that every leader is different in private than they are in person. (more...)
Two Kerala women claim they visited Sabarimala shrine early today Two Kerala women claim they visited Sabarimala shrine early today
- January 02, 2019

Tuesday's rally was organized by Kerala's left-leaning government, with approximately five million women from across the state taking part in the "women's wall", officials told the BBC. In an interview with Reuters affiliate ANI on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed confidence in the BJP's prospects in the upcoming elections, despite the party's recent losses in state contests. (more...)
Kim calls for improved USA relations in New Year's address Kim calls for improved USA relations in New Year's address
- January 02, 2019

The North Korean leader did say he was willing to meet Mr Trump again - and said relations can "advance at a fast and excellent pace" if the USA eases sanctions and halts joint military exercises with South Korea. Kim also signaled a willingness to continue improving relations with South Korea. The offers could widen the gap between the US and South Koreans on how strong sanctions should remain. (more...)
Child enters USA rhino enclosure, treated in hospital Child enters USA rhino enclosure, treated in hospital
- January 02, 2019

One rhino appeared to react to the commotion and may have grazed the child with its snout. The child was participating in a hands-on experience with the rhinos that are led by guides. Fully grown white rhinos can weigh up to 6,000 pounds. "Safety has always been of paramount importance to us and we are suspending these encounters until we have thoroughly reviewed our processes and procedures to ensure this can not happen again". (more...)
Obamacare to remain in place pending appeal Obamacare to remain in place pending appeal
- January 02, 2019

He wrote that the law should remain in place as the case wends its way through the courts. The judge issued the stay, because "many everyday Americans would. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, one of the defending attorneys general, has called the ruling an "assault on 133 million Americans with preexisting conditions". (more...)
United States authorities fire tear gas across border to repel Central Americans United States authorities fire tear gas across border to repel Central Americans
- January 02, 2019

The Associated Press reported that at least three volleys of gas were launched across the border onto the Mexican side near Tijuana's beach early Tuesday, landing among the migrants, including women and children, as well as press members. (more...)
Immigrant Kids Dragged, Shoved at Shelter, Videos Show Immigrant Kids Dragged, Shoved at Shelter, Videos Show
- January 02, 2019

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, which investigated the incidents, said it will not press criminal charges in response to the videos. In an emailed statement to PEOPLE, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office confirmed they investigated several allegations of child abuse and assault on minors occurring on September 14, 17 and 21 of 2018. (more...)
Democrats announce plan to end shutdown, punt border battle into February Democrats announce plan to end shutdown, punt border battle into February
- January 01, 2019

McKinley said he is confident incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., will not put forward any legislation with funding for additional security efforts at the border. But he later argued the Democrats would be at fault if they didn't vote for border security. The other will be on a measure made up of six other bipartisan bills - some that have already passed the Senate - to fund the departments of Agriculture, Interior, Housing and Urban Development and others closed by the ... (more...)
German police: Man intentionally drove into crowd, injured 4 German police: Man intentionally drove into crowd, injured 4
- January 01, 2019

Police block a road in Bottrop, Germany, on Tuesday. "A German man deliberately drove into crowds of people ... that were largely made up of foreigners". At least four people were injured, with one still in hospital, authorities said. A little later, the driver attempted another attack in a town close to Essen, without managing to injure anyone. (more...)
Sydney's £3.2m fireworks display marred by simple goof Sydney's £3.2m fireworks display marred by simple goof
- January 01, 2019

Worldwide media including CNN, the BBC, the Hindustan Times and the Indian Express have tweeted the annual spectacle, watched by revellers of all ages and creeds from vantage points across New Zealand's biggest city. In Hong Kong, festive lights on the city's iconic skyscrapers provided the backdrop for a fireworks, music and light show over Victoria Harbour. Those looking to crane their necks way up into the sky would have had to travel to Dubai, where celebrations took place at the ... (more...)
After Mattis, Shanahan takes Pentagon helm at critical time After Mattis, Shanahan takes Pentagon helm at critical time
- January 01, 2019

December 31 is the former four-star Marine Corps general's last day as Secretary of Defense after he resigned earlier this month over President Trump's decision to withdraw US forces from Syria . "Our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnership". Mattis' farewell message also referenced the oath sworn by Army privates and the president alike to defend the Constitution. (more...)

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