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Cell records support claim of Cohen-Russia meet in Prague

Cell records support claim of Cohen-Russia meet in Prague On Thursday morning, McClatchy published an investigative report that cited four unnamed "people with knowledge of the matter" who could place Cohen's cell phone in Prague during the summer of 2016. McClatchy's report frames the newly-discovered information as more evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation, and they claim Mueller has this same evidence. [Full Article...]

Security tight in Dhaka as Bangladesh prepares to vote

Security tight in Dhaka as Bangladesh prepares to vote About 600,000 security officials, including army and paramilitary forces, have been deployed across the country in a bid to contain violence in Bangladesh's 11th general elections . Her father, the nation's first president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman , is celebrated as the founding father of independent Bangladesh. Opinion polls show Hasina, who has presided over impressive economic growth durin... [Full Article...]

China's ex-deputy intelligence chief handed life sentence for graft

China's ex-deputy intelligence chief handed life sentence for graft The court said in a statement online that Ma used his political power to aid the business operations of Guo Wengui , a real estate billionaire wanted by Chinese authorities. Ma had used his position to conspire with Guo and to help businesses Guo controlled by using threats to bring about illegal transactions such as compelling individuals to transfer company shares, the court said. [Full Article...]

ICE Drops Off 400+ Undocumented Immigrants at El Paso Greyhound Station

ICE Drops Off 400+ Undocumented Immigrants at El Paso Greyhound Station O'Rourke said ICE usually gives local responders 24 hours' notice to set up temporary shelters when permanent shelters are filled to capacity. "(But) because of the concern with a second child dying, it's my opinion to reduce the numbers in holding cells, I anticipate a large number of families being released to bring the number of people in holding cells to some kind of balance", Garcia told th... [Full Article...]

Tsunami warning after 6.9 magnitude quake rocks Philippines

Tsunami warning after 6.9 magnitude quake rocks Philippines The death toll for the Sunda Strait tsunami a week ago is so far 426, with more than 40,000 people displaced. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially said "hazardous tsunami waves" were possible within 300 km (186 miles) of the epicenter along the coasts of Indonesia and the Philippines. [Full Article...]

Canadian man to appear in Chinese court on drug smuggling charges

Canadian man to appear in Chinese court on drug smuggling charges The two were detained after Canadian police arrested Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on December 1. "Global Affairs Canada has been following this case for several years and has been providing consular assistance to the Canadian citizen" since the person was first detained in Liaoning, Reuters quoted a spokesman for Canada's foreign ministry, known as Global Affairs... [Full Article...]

'Sons of Anarchy' Alum Danny Trejo Bashes Donald Trump's Border Wall Plan

'Sons of Anarchy' Alum Danny Trejo Bashes Donald Trump's Border Wall Plan Democrats refuse to approve funding and the president, who has made hardline immigration policies a centrepiece of his presidency, has retaliated by refusing to sign off on a wider spending bill, leaving some 800,000 federal employees without pay. [Full Article...]

DHS Secretary Nielsen visits border after child's death

DHS Secretary Nielsen visits border after child's death A Border Patrol agent noticed that the child , who was apprehended with his father, "showed signs of potential illness " on Monday, CBP said, citing initial reporting. She noted it had been more than 10 years since a child has died in the agency's custody . Meehan said the shift in demographics among arriving migrants has placed tremendous strain on existing intake systems and detention f... [Full Article...]

Indonesia raises alert level on volcano that triggered deadly tsunami

Indonesia raises alert level on volcano that triggered deadly tsunami The alert level for Mount Anak Krakatau was raised to the second highest level, "standby", and the exclusion zone around it was also expanded to a five-kilometre radius, Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said. "We have developed a monitoring system focused specifically on the volcanic tremors at Anak Krakatoa so that we can issue early warnings", said Indonesia's meteorology agen... [Full Article...]

Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt's Giza pyramids, kills 2

Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt's Giza pyramids, kills 2 The ministry confirmed that two Vietnamese tourists were killed when a roadside bomb went off, while the state prosecutor's office said a third tourist died later. The bus driver later told local media he had not deviated from the route. Egypt has faced a string of bombings in the past few years, with several targeting Egyptian security forces in the country's Sinai peninsula. [Full Article...]

Suspect in death of California officer arrested

Suspect in death of California officer arrested Authorities said investigators have identified the suspect but will not release his name because he may have several aliases. SB 54 bars law enforcement from detaining a person due to a hold request, responding to federal immigration enforcement's requests for notification or providing information about a person's release date unless that's already available publicly. [Full Article...]

Mattis sends last Christmas message to troops before resigning

Mattis sends last Christmas message to troops before resigning In an interview with the Seattle Times , Tom Mattis , the older brother of soon-to-be-former Secretary of Defense James Mattis , recalled the phone conservation he had on Sunday after President Donald Trump made a decision to move up his brother's departure date to the beginning of the year. [Full Article...]

Demanding wall money, Trump threatens to close Mexico border

Demanding wall money, Trump threatens to close Mexico border She said Trump "will not sign a proposal that does not first prioritize our county's safety and security". Misguided as Trump's wall is, the smart thing for Democrats to do would be to give him some money for it in exchange for legalizing Dreamers and those he kicked off "temporary protected status". [Full Article...]

Philanthropist couple killed in South Dakota plane crash

Philanthropist couple killed in South Dakota plane crash Earlier this year, Sioux Falls Lutheran School said it would name a new 400-seat chapel and performing arts center after the couple for their donation of $1 million to the project. McManus said the call initially came in as a fall. According to South Dakota newspaper The Argus Leader , officials believe the person who died was on board the plane. [Full Article...]

Girl who talked to Trump still believes in Santa

Girl who talked to Trump still believes in Santa When she responded: "Yes, sir", he had added: "Because at seven, that's marginal, right?" In front of the media Monday night, Trump and first lady Melania fielded calls from young children who wanted to keep tabs on Santa's annual trek to deliver presents. [Full Article...]

President Trump Returns to White House After Surprise Iraq Trip

President Trump Returns to White House After Surprise Iraq Trip President Donald Trump's surprise trip to Iraq may have quieted criticism at home that he had yet to visit troops in a combat zone, but it has infuriated Iraqi politicians who on Thursday demanded the withdrawal of USA forces. First time in 10 years. The official also contended that Trump's meeting with service members was not a campaign event, that there is no campaign now underway and th... [Full Article...]

Transformer fire reported at NYC power plant, lights up night sky

The New York Police Department is investigating a transformer explosion at a Con Edison power plant in Queens, the department tweeted . NY fire officials said they were investigating the "transformer incident" after receiving numerous reports of "explosions" in Long Island City and Astoria. [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama usurps Hillary Clinton as America's most admired woman

Michelle Obama usurps Hillary Clinton as America's most admired woman Clinton was named the most admired woman in 1993 and 1994 for the first two years of her husband Bill Clinton's presidency. Clinton shares the third-place slot with First Lady Melania Trump , with each of their names coming up 4 percent of the time. [Full Article...]

Here is how the latest government shutdown impacts you

Here is how the latest government shutdown impacts you Trump has demanded 5 billion US dollars for the wall, a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign, but Democrats were only willing to approve 1.3 billion dollars to enhance border security. The 435-seat House was set to reopen on Thursday but on January 3, the 2017-18 Congress will be replaced by the 2019-20 Congress and control of the House will switch to the Democrats from the Republicans. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq

Donald Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq Al-Sadr's lawmakers now form the core of the Islah bloc, which is headed by al-Saidi in Parliament. Trump began by laying out that he had "no plans at all" to reduce the substantial USA presence in Iraq and underscored his willingness to launch more military operations in the future. [Full Article...]


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