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Trump threatens to halt emergency fire aid for California

Trump threatens to halt emergency fire aid for California The President has since deleted the original tweet and reposted it with the proper spelling of "forest" - removing what Twitter users couldn't resist teasing was a reference to iconic 1994 Oscar-winning film starring Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump . [Full Article...]

Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. charged in unrelated case

Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. charged in unrelated case She is believed to be living in Russian Federation. The indictment accuses Veselnitskaya of secretly collaborating on the drafting of a legal assistance response US prosecutors sought from the Russian government as part of the Prevezon case. [Full Article...]

Uber Driver Charged With Killing Six People While On Duty Pleads Guilty

Uber Driver Charged With Killing Six People While On Duty Pleads Guilty Jason Dalton , 48, was charged with 16 counts, including six counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder, during his shooting spree on February 20, 2016, in Kalamazoo, Michigan . Mary Lou Nye , 62, of Baroda, Michigan , was killed along with Dorothy Brown , 74; Barbara Hawthorne , 68, and Mary Jo Nye , 60, all of Battle Creek, Michigan. [Full Article...]

Top China Trade Official Makes Surprise Stop at U.S. Trade Meetings

Top China Trade Official Makes Surprise Stop at U.S. Trade Meetings President Donald Trump argued that China has not treated the USA fairly in terms of trade. Lu Kang, spokesman for China's foreign ministry, said on Monday that Chinese military aircraft and naval vessels were dispatched to identify the U.S. [Full Article...]

India passes contentious citizenship bill that excludes Muslims

India passes contentious citizenship bill that excludes Muslims Introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2016, the Bill seeks to enable Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled to India from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh without valid travel documents or those whose valid documents expired in recent years to acquire Indian citizenship through the process of naturalisation. [Full Article...]

Rubio: ‘Significant Number of Senate Democrats Now Support BDS’

Rubio: ‘Significant Number of Senate Democrats Now Support BDS’ Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will oppose proceeding to the legislation, according to a senior aide who was unauthorized to speak publicly about the vote and spoke on condition of anonymity. "It's absurd that the first bill during the shutdown is legislation which punishes Americans who exercise their constitutional right to engage in political activity", Sanders wrote on Twitter, sh... [Full Article...]

Burnaby asks companies to remove clothing donation bins

Burnaby asks companies to remove clothing donation bins A number of organizations have donation bins set up at the Eco-Centre on Still Creek Drive - which are behind fences and staffed - and there will now be extra monitoring. According to Toronto police, a 35-year-old woman was found stuck inside a downtown clothing donation bin early Tuesday morning. The manufacturer of clothing donation bins used by charities, Rangeview Fabricating, says it has st... [Full Article...]

Highways manger on no-deal Brexit exercise at Manston Airfield

Highways manger on no-deal Brexit exercise at Manston Airfield But the authorities have been under discussion about using the site over the last two years, DfT confirmed. On the other side of the Tory divide, pro-EU veteran Ken Clarke said May's deal - which he would be prepared to support - is "dying", and he would be "amazed" if the mood of MPs had changed over the Christmas break. [Full Article...]

Malaysia's King Steps Down: Palace Statement

Malaysia's King Steps Down: Palace Statement He is said to have married a 25-year-old former Russian beauty queen in November. "To Malaysian citizens, Seri Paduka Baginda Tuanku has urged that they unite to maintain unity, be tolerant and together assume responsibility towards this sovereign country so that Malaysia continues to be in peace and harmony", he added. [Full Article...]

Rights group urges Thailand not to deport Saudi woman fleeing her family

Rights group urges Thailand not to deport Saudi woman fleeing her family Although she claims to have an Australian visa, she says a Saudi diplomat met her upon landing in Suvarnabhumi airport and seized her passport. Qunun has been barricaded in an airport hotel room in the Thai capital. The deeply conservative Muslim country lifted a ban on when drivers past year. He told Okaz that the embassy in touch with the Thai authorities to ensure her return to the coun... [Full Article...]

Tsai: China must democratize to win hearts and minds of Taiwanese public

Tsai: China must democratize to win hearts and minds of Taiwanese public The comments come just days after Xi declared that Taiwan is absolutely a part of China, encouraged unification between the two territories and reserved the right to use force to bring the self-ruled island under the mainland's control. Alexander Huang, an global relations professor at Tamkang University, said Cho's win did not reflect directly on Tsai, but suggested that DPP members preferred s... [Full Article...]

Seattle‘s TSA officers on verge of quitting over lack of pay

Seattle‘s TSA officers on verge of quitting over lack of pay Kennedy International Airport each day. Officers from a morning shift were reportedly required to work extra hours to make up for the loss of workers. North Carolina airports, including Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, have experienced 10% higher TSA call outs, according to Mac Johnson, the local union president. [Full Article...]

Bolton Says U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Syria Rests on Accomplishing 'Objectives'

Bolton Says U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Syria Rests on Accomplishing 'Objectives' In a tweet last month, he said all 2000 U.S. soldiers in Syria would be brought home immediately, but he has now told reporters he never intended USA troops would leave overnight. But in a sign of uncertainty within the USA government over whether conditions for a U.S. withdrawal from Syria had changed, a State Department official directed a query from Al-Monitor today about the Syria withdr... [Full Article...]

Notification of divorce via SMS from today

Notification of divorce via SMS from today Abu-Dayyeh cautioned that this new measure does not guarantee divorced women in Saudi Arabia will receive alimony or custody of their children. "This will put an end to any attempts at cheating or impersonating the identity of women to take control of their bank accounts and property using previously issued powers of attorney", Hindi said. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un may be on way to China for summit

Kim Jong Un may be on way to China for summit In the Chinese border city of Dandong, dozens of security vehicles and officials blocked the roads around the train station on Monday before the train passed through, Yonhap reported, before reopening them afterwards. "Our party's, our government's and my resolve for complete denuclearization remain unchanged", stated the North Korean leader. Trump said his administration has a "very good dialogue... [Full Article...]

Trump can declare national emergency: House Armed Services Committee chair

Trump can declare national emergency: House Armed Services Committee chair The announcement of the trip comes as the government shutdown begins its third week , with Trump and congressional Democrats at an impasse over Trump's demand for almost $6 billion in federal funding to build a wall on the southern border. [Full Article...]

Pope appeals for migrants stranded aboard rescue ships

Pope appeals for migrants stranded aboard rescue ships Francis , addressing faithful in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, noted that the migrants , rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, have been waiting for days for permission for a safe port to let them disembark. "We did this because it was within our obligations to do so... and we did it without dragging our feet". Meanwhile, Salvini's resoluteness for Italy to not take the migrants in has been unwaver... [Full Article...]

French protesters rail against Macron

French protesters rail against Macron That's a steep decline from the first demos , which saw tens of thousands of protesters throughout the country toward the end of previous year. Further confrontations between police and protesters took place in other cities around France , with tear gas fired in Bordeaux and in Rouen, Normandy. [Full Article...]

Congo delays announcing results of presidential election

Congo delays announcing results of presidential election The Catholic church in Congo is warning the country's electoral commission that publishing untrue results of the presidential election could lead to a popular "uprising". Congo's electoral commission is not expected to announce results for several days. The church deployed some 40,000 electoral observers in all polling centers, but Congolese regulations say only the electoral commission can anno... [Full Article...]

US Congress to reconvene with no end in sight for federal shutdown

US Congress to reconvene with no end in sight for federal shutdown Lawmakers managed to pass funding bills for about three-quarters of the government, but when it came to the last one, which included the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) along with border security, Democrats blocked the wall funding in the Senate, where Republicans lacked a sufficient majority. [Full Article...]


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