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Israeli forces kill two Palestinian terror suspects linked to Ofra, Barkan

Israeli forces kill two Palestinian terror suspects linked to Ofra, Barkan An army spokesperson was unable to confirm reports that the assailant had targeted Israeli soldiers. Barghouti has been the subject of a massive man hunt throughout the West Bank after he was involved in a drive-by shooting that left seven people critically wounded and one newborn baby dead. [Full Article...]

Chinese Hackers Responsible for Marriott Data Breach

Chinese Hackers Responsible for Marriott Data Breach The hack into Marriott's Starwood is part of Chinese intelligence-gathering efforts that also hacked into health insurers and security clearance files of millions of Americans, The New York Times reports . The Trump administration has been planning to declassify U.S. intelligence reports that show China's efforts to build a database with the names of USA government officials with security clear... [Full Article...]

Newt Gingrich & Matthew Whitaker Now Being Considered for Trump's Chief of Staff

Newt Gingrich & Matthew Whitaker Now Being Considered for Trump's Chief of Staff Each year, the incumbent president and first lady spend much of December hosting parties at the White House, inviting everyone from family and friends to campaign staffers, top donors and members of the military. Trump has also broke tradition by not attending the White House Correspondents Dinners during his two years as president. "I know the President has a long list of tremendous candidates ... [Full Article...]

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty That Butina was going to change her plea to guilty comes as no surprise, as in recent days, there were reports that the accused Russian spy was going to change her plea. The case , which is separate from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, has offered insight into how Moscow seeks to influence American policy. [Full Article...]

Wounded Theresa May seeks European Union compromise to save Brexit deal

Wounded Theresa May seeks European Union compromise to save Brexit deal The win staved off what would have been an ignominious end to her time as leader - and means she can not be challenged by her own party again for 12 months. A former Bank of England employee and daughter of a Church of England pastor, May has been widely praised for a punishing work ethic and dedication to duty, but her premiership has been characterised by obduracy in the face of crises. [Full Article...]

Irish border backstop can not be renegotiated, Leo Varadkar warns

Irish border backstop can not be renegotiated, Leo Varadkar warns [Full Article...]

'No evidence of foul play' around backpacker's disappearance in Auckland

'No evidence of foul play' around backpacker's disappearance in Auckland He said: "We are working with the family in the United Kingdom and New Zealand Police in relation to reports of a missing British national in New Zealand ". Her brother Michael told the Herald she was six weeks into a year-long overseas adventure. "On Monday, it was weird that we hadn't heard from her so [on Tuesday] we started to make enquiries down the right channels and realised the last t... [Full Article...]

Four Dead, Several Wounded After Shooting At Strasbourg Christmas Markets

Four Dead, Several Wounded After Shooting At Strasbourg Christmas Markets Petermann said, however, that his freedom of movement within the European Union had been removed. A police officer stands in the streets of Strasbourg , eastern France , after a shooting on December 11, 2018. At least three people were killed and a dozen others were wounded Tuesday evening in the shooting in the historic French city, which lies across the Rhine River from Germany . [Full Article...]

Canada, US show no signs of releasing Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

Canada, US show no signs of releasing Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou A Canadian prosecutor told a Vancouver court on Friday that the United States asked Canada to arrest Meng because the us alleges she violated sanctions on Iran. Huawei has said it complies with all applicable export control and sanctions laws and other regulations. In her dealings with the banks, Meng hid ties between Huawei and Skycom, when in fact Skycom employees worked for the Chinese te... [Full Article...]

'Shameful': Labour MP Causes Uproar by Brandishing Mace as Brexit Vote Delayed

'Shameful': Labour MP Causes Uproar by Brandishing Mace as Brexit Vote Delayed He appeared at first to want to stand his ground until the Speaker said: "He must leave or be escorted". More than 30 MPs, 15 peers and five MEPs have signed a letter urging the Labour leaders to table a vote this week. "If she can change her mind, why will she not just check whether the British people have changed their minds since they voted two years ago?" Shadow business secretary Rebecc... [Full Article...]

US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen

US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen The effort to stop American involvement in Yemen is still a long way from a done deal. Such a resolution would also rebuke President Trump, who has resisted lawmaker calls to hold the prince responsible for the murder, saying the evidence is not there. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom lawmakers trigger confidence vote in Prime Minister May

United Kingdom lawmakers trigger confidence vote in Prime Minister May With the "payroll vote" of ministers, parliamentary aides and trade envoys all likely to have backed Mrs May, a majority of the remaining 160-170 backbenchers voted no confidence in her, said the Eurosceptic and Brexiteer. "Constitutionally, if a Prime Minister can not get their business through the House of Commons, and on Monday the Prime Minister stood up and said she was going to lose so heavi... [Full Article...]

British PM May tipped to delay parliament vote on Brexit

British PM May tipped to delay parliament vote on Brexit Mrs May later spoke by phone to Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, whose MPs prop up the minority Conservative administration but were threatening to vote against her deal. The Prime Minister is due to travel to Brussels on Thursday for an EU Summit, and said she would be speaking with EU leaders ahead of her trip. Now the prime minister can go to Brussels and renegotiate, he ... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia refuses to extradite Jamal Khashoggi murder suspects

Saudi Arabia refuses to extradite Jamal Khashoggi murder suspects Khashoggi was killed within seven minutes in a "premeditated" murder captured on tape, Turkey's Foreign Minister said last month. Speaking to U.S. "It will be in the best interest of the global community to seek justice for the late Saudi journalist under worldwide law", Altun said as quoted in the news report. [Full Article...]

Trump chief of staff: Speculation mounts over job

Trump chief of staff: Speculation mounts over job Also on December 8, Trump announced Mark Milley will be the new head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing Gen. Joseph Dunford, whose term ends next summer . In a November interview with Fox News , Trump said he and Kelly "get along well", but didn't promise that he would remain in his current position through 2020, as he had said in July. [Full Article...]

IN boy, 16, charged with murder of pregnant classmate

IN boy, 16, charged with murder of pregnant classmate St. Joseph County Police in IN say 17-year-old Breana Rouhselang's body was in a dumpster about a block from her home. Trejo is charged with murder and feticide. Mishawaka High School released a statement Sunday afternoon on Rouhselang's death, saying it was a bad tragedy. In his confession, he told authorities he made a decision to use a knife, which he brought from his home, "because he ... [Full Article...]

India's Modi suffers biggest state election loss, boosting opposition

India's Modi suffers biggest state election loss, boosting opposition Reportedly, even as chief minister Raman Singh is leading in the constituency in which he contested elections from, a shot at forming the government for the fourth time in a row seems unlikely. Interestingly, Congress had come up with two different strategies for the two big states. "The result is a very strong expression of the popular will", added the senior Congress leader. [Full Article...]

Qatari emir will not attend GCC Summit in Riyadh, foreign ministry says

Qatari emir will not attend GCC Summit in Riyadh, foreign ministry says Earlier in the day, Saudi King Salman received the heads of the UAE, Bahraini, Kuwaiti and Omani delegations. The member states also called for strengthening strategic, economic, cultural, political and security cooperation between the GCC member states and the worldwide community, in line with maintaining regional security and stability. [Full Article...]

European Union foreign ministers hope British parliament approves Brexit deal

European Union foreign ministers hope British parliament approves Brexit deal Perceived safe-haven British government bonds rallied on the news, with 30-year yields GB30YT=RR dropping as much as 7 basis points on the day to a 3-month low of 1.759 percent. The publication stresses that the government could force Theresa may to have a vote as planned - right now about this systematic consultations. Some have also floated the idea of a second referendum on the question o... [Full Article...]

Theresa May survives confidence vote in leadership of Conservative party

Theresa May survives confidence vote in leadership of Conservative party He said: "I hope Conservative MPs will back the PM in the vote today". Less than four months until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on March 29, May finally accepted that British lawmakers would reject her deal. She will remain as Prime Minister until a new leader is appointed, which could take up to six weeks and draw close to January 21; the day when her Brexit deal must... [Full Article...]


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