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European Union slams DR Congo decision to expel ambassador ahead of elections

European Union slams DR Congo decision to expel ambassador ahead of elections Anti-Kabila parties are divided - Felix Tshisekedi of the long-running UDPS refused to rally behind Martin Fayuli as the opposition's single candidate. Most of the patients who fled had tested negative for the virus, a health ministry spokeswoman said. Voting elsewhere in the vast central African nation will go ahead on Sunday as planned, the CENI said. [Full Article...]

Democrats announce plan to end shutdown, punt border battle into February

Democrats announce plan to end shutdown, punt border battle into February On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times published a two-hour interview with Kelly in which he told the paper "to be honest, it's not a wall ". Speaking of the wall, Gen. Democrats have said they believe investments in border security are necessary, but the idea of building a physical barrier on the border with Mexico would be a waste of money. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation detains American in Moscow suspected of espionage

Russian Federation detains American in Moscow suspected of espionage Paul Whelan was arrested while "carrying out spying activities" December 28, according to the FSB statement cited by The Wall Street Journal . A criminal investigation into espionage has been launched against the U.S. Earlier this month, Russian gun rights activist Maria Butina pleaded guilty to conspiring with a senior Russian official to infiltrate USA conservatives. [Full Article...]

Canadian detained in China has been released

Canadian detained in China has been released Until the appeal hearing, it was unclear when Schellenberg had originally been convicted or what his sentence was, but on Saturday the court provided details of the first trial verdict from November. Schellenberg had appealed after the verdict. "I would refer you to the competent authority for specifics". On December 20th, China's foreign ministry announced that the woman was undergoing "admin... [Full Article...]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren creating presidential campaign exploratory committee

Sen. Elizabeth Warren creating presidential campaign exploratory committee Now Cherokee Nation denies her, " DNA test is useless". "No matter where you live in American, and no matter where your family came from in the world, you deserve a path to opportunity", she said . She was married at 19, pregnant at 21 and a Rutgers School of Law graduate by 26. Warren has the benefit of higher name recognition than many others in the Democratic mix for 2020, thanks to her y... [Full Article...]

Police arrest illegal immigrant suspected in California officer's killing

Police arrest illegal immigrant suspected in California officer's killing A resident who saw the driver get behind the wheel flagged down Singh and heard the gunshots minutes later, Stanislaus County sheriff's Sgt. Tom Letras told the Modesto Bee newspaper. President Donald Trump used the shooting and Arriaga's status to push his immigration policies. "He was living the American dream", said Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Royjinder Singh, who is unrelated to... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom alarm as migrant boats cross Channel

United Kingdom alarm as migrant boats cross Channel Dozens more have crossed the Channel from France and Belgium using small dinghies and motor boats over the festive period, after seaborne crossings - once rare in what world's busiest shipping lane, compared to illegal crossings by vehicle, lorry, and even the Channel Tunnel - began to seriously escalate in November. [Full Article...]

Bangladesh election: polls open after campaign marred by violence

Bangladesh election: polls open after campaign marred by violence Mahbub Talukdar, one of the five election commissioners who stirred controversy last week by saying there was no level-playing field for the parties, told Reuters he did not see any opposition polling agents near the Dhaka booth where he voted , suggesting they had been kept away. [Full Article...]

Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he’ll seal border

Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he’ll seal border Kelly told the Times . US President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to "entirely" close the US southern border if Congress does not agree to provide US$5 billion in taxpayer funds for his promised wall along the border with Mexico . [Full Article...]

UAE Embassy in Damascus resumes diplomatic service

UAE Embassy in Damascus resumes diplomatic service In fact, its flag was raised over the building on Thursday. He did not name the Arab countries in the interview, which was his first with a Gulf paper since the war erupted, but said Arab and Western delegations had begun visiting Syria to prepare for the reopening of diplomatic and other missions. [Full Article...]

Pelosi hits Hawaii resort while Trump visits Iraq

Pelosi hits Hawaii resort while Trump visits Iraq In a tweet Friday morning, President Trump referred to Democrats as "obstructionist" on the issue and even threatened to shut down the southern border entirely. He alleged Democrats are not dealing because Pelosi is waiting until she secures the speakership. No votes were scheduled this week in the House or Senate as congressional leaders agreed to not bring a bill to the floor unless it was... [Full Article...]

Mattis sends final message to troops as defense secretary

Mattis sends final message to troops as defense secretary Mr Shanahan has never served in the military. "We believe that such action at this time is a premature and costly mistakes that not only threatens the safety and security of the United States but also emboldens" the Islamic State group, President Bashar Assad's government, Iran and Russian Federation", he said in a letter with other Republicans. [Full Article...]

Mulvaney: $5B Border Wall Demand 'Came Down,' But Dems Walked Out

Mulvaney: $5B Border Wall Demand 'Came Down,' But Dems Walked Out Roberts said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, of NY, and other Democrats need to come up with an "appropriate number" and language for border security funding that Trump will sign. Earlier Thursday, when the House gaveled in for a few minutes, Rep. Jim McGovern loudly asked for unanimous consent to bring up the Senate-passed legislation to avoid a partial shutdown , the same legislation Trum... [Full Article...]

2 dead after bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza pyramids

2 dead after bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza pyramids The official statistics agency says tourists arrivals in Egypt in 2017 reached 8.2 million, up from 5.3 million the year before. A homemade device exploded at 6:15 pm (3:15pm GMT) on Friday causing the deaths of two Vietnamese tourists, a ministry statement said. [Full Article...]

Putin says Russian Federation ready to deploy hypersonic Avangard missile in 2019

Putin says Russian Federation ready to deploy hypersonic Avangard missile in 2019 His speech was broadcast on the Rossiya 24 TV channel. Russia's new hypersonic missile system, which Moscow claims is "invulnerable" to the United States defences, will enter service in 2019, President Vladimir Putin said after conducting a test of the missile. [Full Article...]

Trump May Have Outed Whereabouts, Identities Of Covert Navy Seal Team

Trump May Have Outed Whereabouts, Identities Of Covert Navy Seal Team Trump's statement about the role American troops could play in Syria from inside Iraq could be problematic. Trump made the boast during his first visit as president to troops in a combat zone . After the meeting with service members was given the green light to go public, Trump reportedly told Commander Lee, "Hey, in that case, let's take a picture". [Full Article...]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Surgery This recent surgery follows a fall in November that left Ginsburg with three fractured ribs. The procedure represents the 85-year-old's third experience with cancer since she was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993. Ginsburg has recovered from previous medical issues. Ginsburg is still at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY, said Kathy Arberg , a spokeswoman for the court. [Full Article...]

The birth of Jesus Christ brought another crisis… - Cleric

The birth of Jesus Christ brought another crisis… - Cleric December 25, is marked as the day of Christmas across the world. Archbishop Charles Scicluna has asked Catholics to reflect on the stillness of Christmas night and the birth of Jesus Christ as a way of treasuring the gift of life. Special Christmas trees have been prepared to celebrate the occasion. "People that are better than us are in the mortuary". In an imploration to Christians... [Full Article...]

Otto Warmbier: Family given £390m payout after North Korea death

Otto Warmbier: Family given £390m payout after North Korea death The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in April against the North Korean government by Warmbier's parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier , accusing it of torturing their son. The lawsuit was brought on the Warmbiers' behalf by Richard Cullen, a prominent Virginia lawyer and former USA attorney. The judge, Beryl Howell , ruled that the estate of Warmbier is entitled to $21 million in damages and ... [Full Article...]

Donald and Melania Trump make surprise visit to USA troops in Iraq

Donald and Melania Trump make surprise visit to USA troops in Iraq The president told reporters traveling with him that he wants to get US soldiers home from Syria and that Iraq can still be used as a base to stage attacks on Islamic State militants if needed, according to the Associated Press . And others will do it to. While there has been no full-scale violence in Iraq since ISIL suffered a series of defeats past year, United States troops train and advise ... [Full Article...]


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