Order signed for USA military's controversial Syria exit

US troops will leave under the auspices of a new Pentagon chief set to start next month, after Jim Mattis resigned from the post citing key differences, including on Syria , with the often-impulsive Trump. McGurk described Trump's decision as a ... More..

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Children still able to track Santa despite USA shutdown
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Children still able to track Santa despite USA shutdown

However, the Santa tracker budget was approved earlier this year and the phones are manned by 1,500 civilian and military volunteers who will answer the phones for children calling 1-877-HI-NORAD. It takes 160 ...More..

Christmas snow chances increasing for southern Wisconsin
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas snow chances increasing for southern Wisconsin

The 40s are expected Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the 50s on Friday. Slippery and risky travel is likely in these areas, especially in the mountains and mountain passes, where snow totals could exceed...More..

Indonesia tsunami: Wave crashes into pop concert by local band Seventeen
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Indonesia tsunami: Wave crashes into pop concert by local band Seventeen

One band member was reported dead and others are still missing according to Riefian Fajarsyah, the band's vocalist. October 2010: A 7.5 magnitude quake hit one of the Mentawai islands, located off the coast...More..

Trump orders big troop reduction in Afghanistan
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Trump orders big troop reduction in Afghanistan

The Taliban did not respond to requests for comment. But in the years since then, the Taliban's power and reach have soared - and USA troops have stayed on the ground in an effort to stabilise the country. A ...More..

Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held Syrian town
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held Syrian town

The Trump decision surprised his allies and own experts, sparking the resignation of two of his top aides. With the United States withdrawing its troops from the Syrian side of the border, Israel is conce...More..

US govt shutdown set to last through Christmas
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

US govt shutdown set to last through Christmas

He wrote that administration officials were "hopeful that this lapse in appropriations will be of short duration". "Anything can happen. We're pulling for an agreement", he said noting that anything agreed u...More..

Light wintry mix possible Sunday; snow chances Christmas Day?
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Light wintry mix possible Sunday; snow chances Christmas Day?

Winds will also be slowing down out of the south into Sunday morning. Slippery and risky travel is likely in these areas, especially in the mountains and mountain passes, where snow totals could exceed 1 fo...More..

Fiance accused of killing Colorado woman missing for month
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Fiance accused of killing Colorado woman missing for month

The fiancé of a 29-year-old United States woman who vanished almost a month ago from a small mountain town was arrested on Friday on murder charges in her disappearance , though investigators have yet to loc...More..

USA to Provide Additional Funding for Ukrainian Navy - State Dept
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

USA to Provide Additional Funding for Ukrainian Navy - State Dept

Mr Williamson paid a pre-Christmas visit to HMS Echo soon after it docked in Odessa on Friday. For his part, Williamson said that Britain will support Ukraine in tough times and stressed the need to ensure ac...More..

U.S., Canada call on China to release detained Canadians
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

U.S., Canada call on China to release detained Canadians

The United States - which is locked in a trade war with Beijing - has accused her of violating sanctions on Iran. Ms. Freeland did not answer the question of whether the two Canadians are being treated we...More..

US Supreme Court rejects Trump request to enforce asylum ban
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

US Supreme Court rejects Trump request to enforce asylum ban

Trump attacked Tigar, calling him an "Obama judge". The San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals then refused the administration's request to lift Tigar's order. Tigar was nominated for the federal b...More..

In memo, Trump's AG pick criticized aspect of Mueller probe
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

In memo, Trump's AG pick criticized aspect of Mueller probe

The senior official said Rosenstein continues to have day-to-day oversight of the probe. Whitaker is a Trump loyalist and had criticized the Mueller probe as too far-reaching before he was tapped in Novembe...More..

Top German Reporter Who Won Awards Fabricates Quotes, Sacked
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Top German Reporter Who Won Awards Fabricates Quotes, Sacked

Prior to joining the magazine, Relotius had written not only for Reportagen, but a raft of outlets including: Cicero , the Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag , the Financial Times Deutschland , Die Tageszeitun...More..

At least 20 dead after tsunami hits Indonesia
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

At least 20 dead after tsunami hits Indonesia

The tsunami struck at around 9.30 p.m. local time on Saturday night, it said . The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) in a separate statement said it could have been caused b...More..

Decrying 'illegals,' amputee veteran raises millions for the border wall
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Decrying 'illegals,' amputee veteran raises millions for the border wall

As the debate over the border wall heats up, one man has taken it upon himself to support Trump in his efforts to build it. He told the US TV network he did not mention the pages on his fundraiser as ...More..

Special forces storm cargo ship 'hijacked by migrants' off Kent coast
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Special forces storm cargo ship 'hijacked by migrants' off Kent coast

There were reports that Special Boat Service operatives fast-roped from helicopters on to the ship during the operation. Police arrested four stowaways last night who had been armed with metal bars and were t...More..

Justice Department Charges Chinese Hackers In Bid To Curtail Cyber-Theft
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Justice Department Charges Chinese Hackers In Bid To Curtail Cyber-Theft

Echoing Mr MacGibbon's remarks, a national security official told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald: "These MSPs have thousands of clients". What just happened? On Thursday , the Department of Just...More..

North Korea Issues Blunt Statement On Denuclearization
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

North Korea Issues Blunt Statement On Denuclearization

Officials in Seoul picked up on an announcement from the state-run Korean Central News Agency, and it reaffirms North Korea's adamant refusal to give up their military assets. The commentary states that if ...More..

United States sanctions Russians for election meddling, nerve agent use
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

United States sanctions Russians for election meddling, nerve agent use

Deripaska will remain under sanction and his property will stay blocked. Previously, the deadline for both had been January 21. The US Treasury is going to terminate sanctions against Rusal, En+ and EuroSib...More..

Fiancé Of Missing Colorado Mom Kelsey Berreth Arrested In Her Disappearance
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Fiancé Of Missing Colorado Mom Kelsey Berreth Arrested In Her Disappearance

The couple shared a baby daughter but didn't live together. "As you can tell from the arrest , sadly, we do not believe that Kelsey is still alive", De Young said. Investigators with the Colorado Bureau of I...More..

Former Lehigh University student charged with attempted murder for poisoning Black roommate
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Former Lehigh University student charged with attempted murder for poisoning Black roommate

In May Yang admitted to buying the thallium and other chemicals, the Morning Call reported, but said it was to use on himself if he didn't do well in school. "Initially, Mr. Royal was dumbfounded by this as e...More..

No signs of Trump backing down as shutdown looms
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

No signs of Trump backing down as shutdown looms

The shutdown is the third this year and it remained unclear how long it would last. Congress faces a Friday midnight deadline for averting a partial shutdown of the federal government because they can not...More..

Flynn heads to sentencing, with 'Good luck' wish from Trump
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Flynn heads to sentencing, with 'Good luck' wish from Trump

Later on Outnumbered Overtime , New York Rep. Peter King (R-Nassau) said that nothing Flynn said during Tuesday's hearing reflects on President Trump. "Arguably, you sold your country out", Sullivan said at ...More..

Trump planning 'troop withdrawal from Afghanistan'
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Trump planning 'troop withdrawal from Afghanistan'

Mattis and other top military advisers past year persuaded Trump to commit thousands of new troops to Afghanistan, where the Taliban were slaughtering local forces in the thousands and making major gains. Th...More..

Japan Reportedly Will Leave International Whaling Group To Resume Commercial Hunts
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Japan Reportedly Will Leave International Whaling Group To Resume Commercial Hunts

For many years Japan has hunted whales for what it calls "scientific research" and to sell the meat, a programme widely criticised by conservationists. "This snub to multilateralism is unacceptable", Sam Annesl...More..

Xi, facing scepticism, to position himself as champion of reform
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Xi, facing scepticism, to position himself as champion of reform

Jinping said, "No one is in a position to dictate to the Chinese people what should or should not be done". As China celebrated the 40th anniversary of its reform and opening-up policy on Tuesday, the achieve...More..

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has two malignant growths removed from lung
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has two malignant growths removed from lung

Rusch, the court's statement said . U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , 85, underwent a pulmonary lobectomy Friday in NY. If Ginsburg decides to retire from the Supreme Court, or ...More..

Fiance of Colorado Woman Who Disappeared Charged with Murder
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Fiance of Colorado Woman Who Disappeared Charged with Murder

Frazee, who did not live with Berreth, told police that he'd not seen her since that Thanksgiving when they met up so that Berreth could hand off their daughter, Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young prev...More..

University student allegedly spent several months 'slowly poisoning roommate'
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

University student allegedly spent several months 'slowly poisoning roommate'

Royal was dumbfounded by this as everyone else, because he believed they had a fairly cordial relationship as roommates, ' Assistant District Attorney Abe Kassis said. Whether the vandalism or the changing co...More..