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Saudi king appoints new foreign minister in major cabinet reshuffle

Saudi king appoints new foreign minister in major cabinet reshuffle Jubeir, one of Riyadh's most frequent public spokesmen, was replaced as the kingdom struggles to block U.S. Senate resolutions calling for an end to U.S. Al-Sheikh's appointment as head of entertainment means he no longer oversees a cybersecurity and programming body that was led by Saud al-Qahtani, a close aid to the crown prince who was sacked from his post and sanctioned by the U.S. [Full Article...]

Assad's forces must fill void left by US, Russia tells Turkey

Assad's forces must fill void left by US, Russia tells Turkey In this file photo taken on July 11, 2018, US President Donald Trump (L) speaks with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) as they arrive for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Brussels. [Full Article...]

United States troop withdrawal from Syria could take several months

United States troop withdrawal from Syria could take several months Air Force One, lights out and window shutters drawn, flew overnight from Washington, landing at an airbase west of Baghdad in darkness Wednesday evening. I hope you're having a nice holiday. Trump traveled with a small group of journalists, who were ordered for security reasons not to report that he was in Iraq until he had finished delivering his remarks to the troops, roughly three hours into ... [Full Article...]

China accuses Britain, EU of hypocrisy over Canada detentions concerns

China accuses Britain, EU of hypocrisy over Canada detentions concerns The accusations come as more countries rally in support of Canada, calling on the release of the two Canadians, who China says are being held under suspicion of endangering state security. "It is quite obvious that the human rights they are talking about have different standards when it comes to citizens of different countries". Meng was released on bail last week . [Full Article...]

Newman Police Officer Gunned Down; Intense Search For Suspect

Newman Police Officer Gunned Down; Intense Search For Suspect Meanwhile, a search continues for the suspect who fatally shot Ronil Singh in the community of Newman in California early last night. Multiple agencies responded, finding Singh alive but suffering from several gunshot wounds. In the photos, the heavyset suspect with short dark hair is wearing a thick chain necklace, jeans, a dark hoodie and dark-coloured T-shirt. Newman Police Department Chief... [Full Article...]

Putin: Russia Should Respond to Sanctions by Improving Economy’s Competitiveness

Putin: Russia Should Respond to Sanctions by Improving Economy’s Competitiveness Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, Russian President Vladimir Putin , center, Chief of General Staff of Russia Valery Gerasimov, background center, and special representative on questions of ecology and transport, Sergei Ivanov, right, talk to each other as they come to oversee the test launch of the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle from the Defense Ministry's control room in Mosco... [Full Article...]

Three dead in Libya's foreign ministry attack in Tripoli

Three dead in Libya's foreign ministry attack in Tripoli In September several armed men attacked the headquarters of Libya's National Oil Corporation in Tripoli , killing at least two staff members. The Director of the ministry's Islamic Affairs Department Ibrahim Al Shaieb was among the dead, Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala said. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump spends Christmas Day delivering poisonous TV rant

Donald Trump spends Christmas Day delivering poisonous TV rant The White House said Trump will reject any deal that does not include funding for a wall or a fence. On Wall Street, the stock market plunged more than 650 points on Monday, marking the worst December decline since the Great Depression of the 1930s. [Full Article...]

Pope's Christmas message: Remember the poor, shun materialism

Pope's Christmas message: Remember the poor, shun materialism The pope also spoke of the war in Syria , which has forced millions from their homes and reduced swaths of the country to rubble. The pope, 82, said Jesus, born in poverty in a stable, should make everyone especially those who have become "greedy and voracious" reflect on the real meaning of life. [Full Article...]

Mexican governor, senator pass away in copter collapse

Mexican governor, senator pass away in copter collapse The 45-year-old was a member of the centre-right PAN party. Alonso took office as governor less than two weeks ago after a local election that was hotly contested with Lopez Obrador's leftist National Regeneration Movement, or MORENA. Mr Barbosa said the deaths were a "tragedy that no-one wishes to anyone", adding: "I am shocked and in mourning". It was not immediately clear what caused the Ch... [Full Article...]

Christmas Is Now A National Holiday In Iraq

Christmas Is Now A National Holiday In Iraq Only with a peace respectful of the rights of every nation can the country recover from the sufferings it has endured and restore dignified living conditions for its citizens. Also, a cleric, Istifanus Koce of the ECWA Good News in Kuje, enjoined Christians to emulate Jesus Christ by being humble, show love and promote peaceful co-existence. [Full Article...]

Tsunami toll now 429 dead, thousands homeless

Tsunami toll now 429 dead, thousands homeless Lead vocalist Riefian Fajarsyah posted a video clip of himself on social media stroking the coffin of his wife, actress and TV personality Dylan Sahara, in her hometown of Ponorogo on the east side of Java island. "The radius of 1.2 miles from the crater peak is unsafe and there should be no activity there". The tsunami decimated the area, ripping houses from their foundations and bulldozing concr... [Full Article...]

Winter Storm Could Impact Post-Christmas Travel

Winter Storm Could Impact Post-Christmas Travel Strong winds are scheduled to arrive with the heaviest snow on Thursday. Roads may be snowpacked, icy and treacherous at times. In Mankato, snow is expected to begin falling mainly after noon on Wednesday. In Montezuma County, there's a 50 percent chance of snow on Christmas, and a 70 percent chance of snow on Tuesday night. During winter storms , the city of Mitchell requires vehicles to b... [Full Article...]

Natural disaster from Mount Etna volcano jolts Italian island Sicily, sparks panic

Natural disaster from Mount Etna volcano jolts Italian island Sicily, sparks panic Two people were pulled from a collapsed building and around 10 were taken to hospital suffering light injuries from falling debris. Places to stayEtna volcano eruptions:Near continuously active; some major historic eruptions include 122 BC (large Plinian outbursts that created the small caldera of the "Cratere del Piano"), 1669 AD (devastating flank eruption that destroyed 15 villages and part o... [Full Article...]

Trump digs in on the wall and the shutdown

Trump digs in on the wall and the shutdown Donald Trump is stuck in the White House after the shutdown that started on Friday. "The only one that doesn't want the wall are the Democrats ". Chuck Schumer and Rep. With no deal at hand, members of the House were told there would be no votes on Thursday, assuring the shutdown would last yet another day. "At some point, the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more tha... [Full Article...]

Trump makes surprise visit to U.S

Trump makes surprise visit to U.S Mr Trump and his wife made a visit to al-Asad airbase to meet military personnel in the base's restaurant. US President Donald Trump greets members of the US military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on December 26, 2018. [Full Article...]

Japan to withdraw from International Whaling Commission

Japan to withdraw from International Whaling Commission Suga said Japan will notify the IWC of its decision by December 31 and remains committed to worldwide co-operation on proper management of marine living resources even after its IWC withdrawal. In September 2018, the majority of member nations at the IWC annual symposium in Brazil approved a non-binding resolution stating that commercial whaling was no longer a valid economic activity, or needed f... [Full Article...]

Merry Christmas from the CKPG News Team!

Merry Christmas from the CKPG News Team! It has been an incredible first year adventure here at TDH. To anyone who's given up their Christmas to be there for others, I salute and thank you for your dedication. Man, these are coming around faster and faster every year. Now, despite this being a festive period, we won't be shutting down, just taking it a bit more easy so we, too, can enjoy these days. [Full Article...]

Syria's air defenses intercept Israeli missiles over capital Damascus

Syria's air defenses intercept Israeli missiles over capital Damascus Russian Federation said that at least three Syrian regime soldiers were injured in the strikes, but did not specify the target of the raid - reported to have been a weapons depot belonging to Hezbollah or Iranian forces. We will act against it vigorously and continuously including during the current period. We'll not accept Iranian entrenchment in Syria, which is meant to harm us and we are acting... [Full Article...]

RBG Works From Hospital After Lung Cancer Surgery

RBG Works From Hospital After Lung Cancer Surgery The court said last week that "both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation" but that "there was no evidence of any remaining disease" after the surgery. She was treated in 1999 for colon cancer and again in 2009 for pancreatic cancer but did not miss any argument sessions either time. The news that Ginsburg is doing better will likely come as ... [Full Article...]


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