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RNC Chair Jabs Mitt Romney - Her Uncle - For Anti-Trump Op-Ed

RNC Chair Jabs Mitt Romney - Her Uncle - For Anti-Trump Op-Ed Trump said in a tweet . Trump replied by tweeting he hoped Romney wouldn't follow in the footsteps of Sen. His comments seemed to suggest Romney is positioning himself to take over the role of Jeff Flake , a departing senator who was a vocal critic of Trump. [Full Article...]

Trump warns USA govt shutdown could last 'a long time'

Trump warns USA govt shutdown could last 'a long time' Trump said his Homeland Security officials will "make a plea" for the border wall with Mexico during a briefing for congressional leaders Wednesday at the White House as the partial government shutdown over his demand for wall funding entered its 12th day. [Full Article...]

Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable', says Xi Jinping

Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable', says Xi Jinping Xi's words that Taiwan "must and will be reunited" follow along with Beijing's long-standing view on its most sensitive issue, though there is some worry in Taiwan that with his increased power Xi is in a stronger position than his predecessors when it comes to achieving this goal. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un warns 'Washington not to test North Korean's patience'

Kim Jong Un warns 'Washington not to test North Korean's patience' The unification ministry also said that the North's leader renewed his commitment to working toward complete denuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula and expanding inter-Korean relations. There are also plans for Kim Jong-un to travel to the South's capital Seoul for another inter-Korean summit but again, those plans have not been confirmed yet. [Full Article...]

Women in India form '620km human chain' in fight for equality

Women in India form '620km human chain' in fight for equality According to reports, the women claimed to have started their climb to the shrine around midnight and reached the temple at 3.45 am. They made efforts to enter the shrine in December but had to return due to protests. Before them, no women between the age of 10 and 50 could enter the temple amid protests by devotees. India's top court overturned the ban in September , but protesters have since ... [Full Article...]

Philippines president says he molested a maid as a teenager

Philippines president says he molested a maid as a teenager In a speech in Kidapawan City, Cotabato, today (Saturday, December 29) the president said: "You're already praying at one God, then you're going to pray these cursed saints". Women's rights political organisation Gabriela said the president was "unworthy of his position and should resign". Referring to his confession with a priest when he was in high school, Rodrigo Duterte, 73 years of age, rec... [Full Article...]

Border Patrol, migrants clash at border

Border Patrol, migrants clash at border About 150 migrants approached the fence, but about one-third of the group members turned back into Mexico when they saw Border Patrol agents, CBP estimated. Migrants run after U.S. Border Patrol agents throw tear gas to the Mexican side of the fence. He said Mexico "advocates respect for migrants' human rights, security and integrity, while calling for respect for laws on both sides of the borde... [Full Article...]

Mother of murdered 7-year-old Texas girl speaks out

Mother of murdered 7-year-old Texas girl speaks out Washington, 30, sobbed while recounting the terrifying moments to reporters from a hospital bed. Her little second grader died of a gunshot wound to the head. "He didn't even know her, he didn't know who she was". "We no longer have a joyful 7-year-old running around", she said. "He sped off in front of us and stopped, and still continued to fire at us". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation under pressure of states perceiving it as 'a competitor', says Lavrov

Russian Federation under pressure of states perceiving it as 'a competitor', says Lavrov A video of the match, which was a part of the "Amateur Night Hockey League" founded by Putin, features him warming up at the ice rink near the Kremlin walls, The Telegraph reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow remains open for dialogue with Washington. The Kremlin statement said Putin wished " wellbeing and prosperity to the British people". [Full Article...]

Hurt in Tokyo New Year's Day Car Attack

Hurt in Tokyo New Year's Day Car Attack He is suspected of intentionally trying to kill people by driving the vehicle into them in the street. Police spokesman Satoshi Mishima said a 21-year-old man had been arrested, but said police were still investigating the precise motives behind the attack. [Full Article...]

Dead In Philippine Storm; Heavy Rain Forecast For Next 24 Hours

Dead In Philippine Storm; Heavy Rain Forecast For Next 24 Hours Although Usman's winds were not too powerful, it still brought heavy rains that caused landslides and flooding in areas it traversed, the civil defence office said. The tropical depression, which has since been downgraded to a low pressure area, left the Philippines on this afternoon. Three people drowned in floods in Eastern Samar and the adjacent province of Western Samar, the regional civil d... [Full Article...]

14th suspect arrested in connection with Morocco tourist beheadings

14th suspect arrested in connection with Morocco tourist beheadings Twenty people have been arrested so far in the investigation of the slayings of the women hikers in the Atlas Mountains. (Facebook) The bodies of Maren Ueland , from Norway and Louyisa Vesterager Jespersen, from Denmark , were discovered by two other hikers on Monday in the High Atlas Mountains. [Full Article...]

North Korea's Kim vows more summits with South next year: Seoul

North Korea's Kim vows more summits with South next year: Seoul They are also yet to reschedule a meeting between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol after an abrupt cancellation in November. The Blue House didn't fully disclose Kim's letter. All eyes and ears are concentrated on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for his New Year speech, with speculation on whether he will say anything to encourage stalled denuclear... [Full Article...]

Trump 'ready and willing' to make a deal as shutdown chaos continues

Trump 'ready and willing' to make a deal as shutdown chaos continues Trump tells Fox News Channel in a year-end interview set to air Monday night that Democratic congressional leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi "can come over right now" and "could've come over anytime" to try to hash out a solution. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un's Fireside Chat Shows North Korea Bid for Acceptance

Kim Jong Un's Fireside Chat Shows North Korea Bid for Acceptance Kim made offers to resume the joint economic project with South Korea at Kaesong and resume South Korean tours to the North Korean resort at Diamond Mountain. Seoul and Washington are in a security alliance and the USA stations 28,500 troops in the South. Meanwhile, Trump used his New Year's message to brag about the "accomplishments" of his adminstatrion so far. [Full Article...]

United States citizen arrested in Russian Federation on spying charges

United States citizen arrested in Russian Federation on spying charges Retired US Marine Paul Whelan has been detained by Russian authorities on spy charges after he visited Moscow for a wedding. Paul Whelan, a US citizen detained in Russian Federation for suspected spying, appears in a photo provided by the Whelan family on January 1, 2019. [Full Article...]

Polish FM to attend inauguration of Brazil's new president

Polish FM to attend inauguration of Brazil's new president And President Bolsonaro will move the embassy as well. While in Brazil , Poland's Czaputowicz was also scheduled to meet that country's new Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo and Government Secretary Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Cruz, according to the foreign ministry in Warsaw. [Full Article...]

Tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height

Tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height The island has also lost three-quarters of its volume, according to the center, having shed between 150 and 180 million cubic meters (5.2 billion-6.3 billion cubic feet) of material since the eruption on December 22. During an eruption, Anak Krakatau's average amplitude will be 25 - 30 mm. Officials said this week that sensors had been placed near Anak Krakatau for better detection of activity... [Full Article...]

Defeating May’s deal could mean no Brexit, UK’s Conservative party is warned

Defeating May’s deal could mean no Brexit, UK’s Conservative party is warned Adding that "the British have decided" and "as democrats we have to accept that", the European Commission president hopeful said that "The British, in turn, have to live with the negative consequences of their exit". Mr Davis dismissed ministers' warnings of the dangers of a no-deal Brexit as "scare stories". "The Government is obviously trying to shake us up so we think we have got no choice", ... [Full Article...]

9-magnitude quake strikes southern Philippines: USGS

9-magnitude quake strikes southern Philippines: USGS The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) initially said that the quake, which occurred off the island of Mindanao, was 7.1 magnitude. Indonesia has been struck by two serious tsunamis this year. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre released a tsunami cautionary for parts of the Philippines and Indonesia. [Full Article...]


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