Suspected ISIS militants carry out deadly attack in Libya

Smoke rises shortly after an attack on the foreign ministry building, in Tripoli , Libya , on December 25. At least three people were killed and 21 wounded, according to the health ministry. After eight months of fighting, forces loyal to the UN-... More..

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Trump signals no end in sight to shutdown
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Trump signals no end in sight to shutdown

In response to her post, a stranger with an affinity for the national parks, offered to help pay the mortgage: "You don't know me, but my grandfather was a game warden in Montana and we spent our vacations goin...More..

Trump Visits Iraq on Unannounced Visit
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Trump Visits Iraq on Unannounced Visit

His whereabouts sparked speculation about what Trump was up to because he hadn't tweeted in more than 17 hours, no press aides were in the media office and lights were turned off on the second floor where Whi...More..

Your Thurrock wishes you all a Merry Christmas
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Your Thurrock wishes you all a Merry Christmas

There is news circulating prominently indicating the US President's business houses are using "more inclusive" greetings during festive season "Happy Holidays!' rather than 'Merry Christmas". I do not underesti...More..

4.8 quake hits area near Sicily's Mount Etna
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

4.8 quake hits area near Sicily's Mount Etna

Some 30 people suffered minor injuries as they fled their houses. The quake toppled the belltower of the Santa Maria Santissima del Carmelo church in Acireale, including its statue of Saint Emidio, traditiona...More..

UAE releases pictures of disappeared princess Sheikha Latifa
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

UAE releases pictures of disappeared princess Sheikha Latifa

Emirati authorities have dismissed the many allegations over the princess's treatment and abduction as fiction, adding that she is "vulnerable to exploitation" and was kidnapped by Jaubert. The UAE princess She...More..

Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney ‘cracking’ tower
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney ‘cracking’ tower

Hundreds of residents of a newly constructed Sydney apartment building are spending Christmas morning elsewhere as they await the all-clear from authorities to return home. "The building shook a little bit an...More..

Israeli attack near Syrian capital wounds 3 soldiers
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Israeli attack near Syrian capital wounds 3 soldiers

The Syrian official TV said the Syrian air defenses are intercepting enemy missiles in the vicinity of the capital. Minutes earlier, Syrian state media said its own air defenses had opened fire on " enemy tar...More..

Track Santa On His Christmas Eve Journey To New England Using NORAD
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Track Santa On His Christmas Eve Journey To New England Using NORAD

Coleman's response, though inaudible to the press, left President Trump with a chuckle and a smile. Despite the ongoing government shutdown , which was triggered by a fight over border wall funding, NORAD'...More..

US says 8-year-old Guatemalan boy has died in government custody
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

US says 8-year-old Guatemalan boy has died in government custody

The boy, whose name has not yet been released, passed away just after midnight on December 25, Christmas Day, at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The news comes as the body of ...More..

by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Government stays closed as long as Dems reject wall

The cost of a wall along America's southern border has been pegged at anywhere between $12 billion (Trump's estimate) and $21 billion (Homeland Security's estimate). The White House insists Trump will reject an...More..

Forecast: Some Christmas Eve Snow
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Forecast: Some Christmas Eve Snow

Heavier rain and moderate to heavy snow bringing mountain travel impacts over the northern Sierra and mountains of western Plumas County into the early morning hours on Christmas Day . Temperatures will be rig...More..

Erdogan invites Trump to visit Turkey
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Erdogan invites Trump to visit Turkey

The Turkish buildup comes even though Turkey said it would delay a promised offensive in eastern Syria in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw his country's troops earlier this wee...More..

Attack on government building in Afghan capital leaves 43 dead
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Attack on government building in Afghan capital leaves 43 dead

They carry out near-daily attacks, mainly targeting security forces, government officials and civilians as human shields. "More than 200 people have been evacuated by the security forces, but many are still b...More..

Saudi to pay 'necessary money' to help rebuild Syria
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Saudi to pay 'necessary money' to help rebuild Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to dislodge the Kurdish fighters, who Turkey views as an extension of the insurgency within its borders. His conclusion mirrored that of Mattis, who was seen...More..

From warm Christmas to chilly New Year's Eve at 11 degrees Celsius
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

From warm Christmas to chilly New Year's Eve at 11 degrees Celsius

Christmas Eve will be quite a change from Sunday. The second line of snow flurries moves in by midday with a few flurries in central MA, by 2PM within the 495-corridor and starting to fill in by 5PM. In Denver...More..

Military Santa tracker live despite US government shutdown
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Military Santa tracker live despite US government shutdown

He and his fellow call operators informed the children calling throughout the night of Santa's exact location. President Donald Trump capped off a busy day of tweeting and talking about a summit with Nort...More..

United States hopes for Kim-Trump summit in early 2019
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

United States hopes for Kim-Trump summit in early 2019

The two leaders agreed to cease all hostile acts and work toward establishing a peace regime in place of the current armistice treaty, which had been signed by the US, China and North Korea at the end of the ...More..

Sharif given seven-year jail term for corruption
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Sharif given seven-year jail term for corruption

However, in the Flagship case, the court acquitted Sharif since there was not enough evidence to convict him. He was immediately taken into custody. The apex court initially set six month deadline to conclude...More..

Gatwick drone investigation: 2 arrested people released
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Gatwick drone investigation: 2 arrested people released

Essentially, the criminals will be facing two charges. New drone sightings Friday had caused fresh problems for holiday travelers at the airport, which reopened in the morning after a 36-hour shutdown only to...More..

US judge orders North Korea to pay $500M in Otto Warmbier’s death
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

US judge orders North Korea to pay $500M in Otto Warmbier’s death

United States courts can compensate default judgment holders by ordering the seizure of funds or other assets located within the country, but that is unlikely in this case because sanctions prohibit North Korea...More..

Residents flee brand new tower block as CRACKING sounds suggest imminent collapse
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Residents flee brand new tower block as CRACKING sounds suggest imminent collapse

It was unclear when those residents would be allowed back into the building, with a temporary shelter set up at a nearby hall. About 3,000 people were evacuated from the 34-storey building and surrounding ar...More..

Scenes of destruction from the Indonesian tsunami
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Scenes of destruction from the Indonesian tsunami

The waves that swept terrified people into the sea followed an eruption and possible landslide on Anak Krakatau , one of the world's most infamous volcanic islands. "Anything that rapidly displaces water can c...More..

How will the government shutdown affect you?
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

How will the government shutdown affect you?

Congress could move to order that furloughed employees be paid retroactively after the shutdown is over, but that is not guaranteed. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are funded through the end o...More..

Fewer protesters take to the streets in Paris
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Fewer protesters take to the streets in Paris

The French national Assembly agreed with the financial measures taken in response to the mass protests of the "yellow jackets". Elsewhere, some "gilets jaunes" sought to keep pressure on the government to fur...More..

DOJ panel: Whitaker not required to recuse from overseeing Mueller
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

DOJ panel: Whitaker not required to recuse from overseeing Mueller

It showed that although Whitaker was not required to step aside from the investigation, the issue wasn't so clear cut. The probe has already ensnared Trump's former campaign manager, former personal lawyer an...More..

Seven die in Mogadishu auto bomb attacks
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Seven die in Mogadishu auto bomb attacks

Police report say a second explosion followed nearby, but the cause is yet to be determined. The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab extremist group often targets the capital. A prominent journalist, Awil Dahir Salad, wa...More..

U.S. envoy in fight against Islamic State quits after Syria pullout
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

U.S. envoy in fight against Islamic State quits after Syria pullout

While President Obama repeatedly promised to pull all troops out of Afghanistan by 2014, US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces remain there in a predominately training and advising role. "We must n...More..

Dems would OK money for border security, no wall
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Dems would OK money for border security, no wall

Due to the shutdown - in which several key United States agencies ceased operations at 12:01 am (0501 GMT) Saturday - Trump said he would remain in Washington over Christmas instead of going to Florida. "...More..

Macron criticizes U.S. withdrawal decision from Syria
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Macron criticizes U.S. withdrawal decision from Syria

President Donald Trump . Days later, Trump announced the pullout of all 2,000 USA troops in Syria , facing withering criticism from both sides of the political spectrum for leaving a key part of the Middl...More..