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Trump names Kellyanne Conway as counselor to the president

Trump names Kellyanne Conway as counselor to the president The vaginal reference most likely alludes to Mr. Trump's hot-mic audio from 2005 in which he bragged about exploits with women to then-"Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush. By contrast, it has been 44 days since Trump won the election. She took over as campaign manager after Paul Manafort's departure and a period of tumult in August , following the conventions. [Full Article...]

Bloody battle for Syria's al-Bab as Turkey tightens grip against ISIL

ISIL was using suicide bombers and vehicle-borne explosives intensively, the Turkish military said. Turkey continued with the operation even after its foreign minister, along with his Russian and Iranian counterparts, said they were ready to help broker a deal to end Syria's nearly six-year-old civil war. [Full Article...]

Indonesian police kill 3 terror suspects

A sustained crackdown in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, weakened numerous most unsafe extremist networks responsible for a string of deadly homegrown attacks during the 2000s. The suspected female jihadi is believed to have been behind a bomb lab containing large amounts of deadly explosives which was raided in West Java last month. [Full Article...]

Only Allah Can Make Me Handover To Barrow, Says Gambian President Jammeh

The case was brought before the Supreme Court of the country by Chief Justice, Emmanuel Fagbele, a Nigerian national. Jammeh's forces also seized control of the elections commission headquarters, after the commissioner insisted that Barrow won the election, as we reported. [Full Article...]

Seven-year-old girl who tweeted from war-torn Aleppo is safe

Her Twitter account has gained her followers and supporters all over the world - as well as critics such as President Assad, who said her posts are "terrorist propaganda". "I can't & we can't all be happy until all the remaining people who want to leave are evacuated from East Aleppo ", Fatemah wrote. "I want to take our freedom there, not be like a refugee in other countries". [Full Article...]

'Car bomb' rams into Australian Christian Lobby headquarters in Canberra and explodes

The managing director of the Australia Christian Lobby (ACL) is flying back to the national capital from a Queensland holiday to inspect the damage caused by a van, allegedly containing gas bottles, ramming the front door shortly after 11.30pm in the suburb of Deakin and bursting into flames. [Full Article...]

Italy lower house approves govt request to hike debt for bank rescue

Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) has just €11billion (£9.27bn) of liquidity left and this will run out in 16 weeks, it revealed today. If Monte dei Paschi can not drum up enough support from investors, Rome will have to step in and bail it out. [Full Article...]

Weather warning issued ahead of Christmas

Weather warning issued ahead of Christmas There was no snow on the ground anywhere in Upstate New York a year ago, when temperatures hit the high 60s on Christmas Eve. The stormy forecast has prompted bookies to stretch the odds on Christmas snow as punters splash the cash on wind and rain. [Full Article...]

France, Australia to sign 'contract of century' for 12 state-of-the-art submarines

The remarks follow on from previous comments by the French firm DCNS that the leak was an act of " economic warfare ", though company CEO Herve Guillou declined to repeat those accusations at a recent press conference in France with Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne. [Full Article...]

Underwater Drone Returned By China To US

It was seized just as the USNS Bowditch was about to retrieve it, USA officials said. However, Greg Poling, a South China Sea expert at Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the United States military could feel compelled to take steps to further assert freedom of navigation in the region. [Full Article...]

Video appears to show couple kidnapped in Afghanistan 4 years ago

An American citizen and her Canadian husband seen clutching two young children both born in captivity, pleading with President Obama to secure their release before he leaves office, asking him not to become another Jimmy Carter . The video came to public attention through the Site Intelligence Group , which monitors extremist activity online. In the video, Coleman asks government officials to "be... [Full Article...]

ISIS claims credit for Christmas market attack in Berlin

But he denied responsibility for the deadly incident and was later released. He said police also thought it possible there might be more than one suspect. "People were bleeding. There was lots of blood and lots of crying", she said. In some cases, the assaults have been claimed by IS and carried out by asylum seekers. [Full Article...]

Trump's sons offer private receptions with father for $1M donations

A $250,000 donation gets you a photo op with Donald Jr. and Eric, as well as a signed guitar by an unnamed Opening Day 2017 performer. Donald Trump's sons have denied any involvement in a charity event using huntings trips with them and private receptions with their father to entice millionaire donors . [Full Article...]

SWS: 78% of Filipinos fear becoming victims of EJK

This consisted of 45% who were "very worried " that they will be a victim, 33% who were "somewhat anxious", 10% were "not too worried " and 12% who were "not anxious at all". PNP chief Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa's Christmas wish was for the public to pray for forgiveness for him and the country's policemen for the killings in the war on drugs. [Full Article...]

England fined £35000 for poppy display at Wembley

The 20,000 Sfr (£15,694) fine relates to commemorations at the 1-1 draw on 12 November. However, the FA has wasted little time in indicating that it does not accept the punishment and that they plan to appeal the decision. A statement from FIFA on the United Kingdom poppy fines read: " England has been fined CHF 45,000 for several incidents in the framework of the England v Scotland match, in... [Full Article...]

Windy Chill Advisory until noon today

Partly sunny, with a high near 32. The Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect for some of the Chicago area until 10 a.m. Monday . In northern Iowa, snow fell intermittently from Friday afternoon into Saturday, with amounts of up to three inches expected in much of the eastern part of the state by late Saturday. [Full Article...]

O Panneerselvam seeks immediate assistance of Rs 1000cr

The CM also gave an assurance to the Prime Minister that his government was committed to implement policies and goals set by late Jayalalithaa. Following Jayalalithaa's demise on 5 December, the Tamil Nadu cabinet made a decision to recommend her name for the award on 10 December. [Full Article...]

Electoral college who's who: Names to know in the pool of 538

But the conclusion by USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation hacked into the emails of the Democratic National Committee in an attempt to sway the election for Trump has prompted Democrats to urge some electors not to vote as directed by their state's popular ballot. [Full Article...]

Head of UN nuclear watchdog visits Iran

Iran and the six world powers reached an agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue on July 14 past year which puts Tehran on the path of sanctions relief but more strict limits on its nuclear programme. "We are ready to take any necessary action". Earlier on Dec 13, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) to plan work on nuclear propulsion devices to b... [Full Article...]

France, Russia reach compromise as Aleppo rescue uncertain

France, Russia reach compromise as Aleppo rescue uncertain He said some countries want to report to their capitals overnight. He said the resolution could also offer leverage to negotiate a broader cease-fire. France's United Nations ambassador says the goal of its United Nations resolution is to avoid "mass atrocities" by Syrian forces, and especially militias, in eastern Aleppo which is now defenseless following the defeat of rebel forces. [Full Article...]


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