Trump shirks blame for migrant child deaths in federal custody

CBP typically holds children for no more than a few days. Many of them have been on holiday over the Christmas period, but Mr Trump is likely to come under renewed pressure to reach a compromise if the shutdown continues beyond the New Year. More..

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Democrats announce plan to end shutdown, punt border battle into February
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Democrats announce plan to end shutdown, punt border battle into February

The bill will go from the Democratic-controlled House to the Republican-held Senate and from there, it would need Trump's signature. Democratic leaders in both chambers, meanwhile, have likewise promised that...More..

by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

New Year ushered in with fireworks and European solidarity

In Hong Kong, hundreds of thousands of revellers packed the streets on both sides of Victoria Harbour for a spectacular 10-minute show that used fireworks worth U.S. In London , a fireworks display dedicated t...More..

Acting Defense Secretary Takes Command, Hailing Trump and Mattis
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Takes Command, Hailing Trump and Mattis

It seemed a veiled reference to the White House's national security policy. He began by quoting a brief message President Abraham Lincoln wrote to Gen. Mattis had initially said he planned to serve as head of...More..

Another big nation moving embassy to Jerusalem
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Another big nation moving embassy to Jerusalem

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has traveled to Brazil to attend the inauguration of that country's new conservative president, the foreign ministry in Warsaw has said. Netanyahu had told reporters as...More..

U.S. Military Deletes Bomb-Dropping NYE Tweet, Claiming Misfire
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

U.S. Military Deletes Bomb-Dropping NYE Tweet, Claiming Misfire

America's military body in charge of its nuclear weapons has apologised for a New Year's tweet joking it was always ready to "drop" a bomb when needed. The incident sparked a flurry of criticism on social media...More..

'Without The Wall There Can Be No Border Security'
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

'Without The Wall There Can Be No Border Security'

Republicans and Democrats believed they had reached a deal to fund the government through most of 2019, but plans were scuttled when President Trump prevailed on Republicans in the House to insist on a provi...More..

China to continue reforms, widen market access in 2019, Xi says
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

China to continue reforms, widen market access in 2019, Xi says

China welcomed news of some improvement in trade relations and bilateral ties. "The world has seen China's reform and opening-up and its determination to carry it forward", Xi said in his speech on New Year's...More..

FRENCH YELLOW VESTS: Protesters Target EU And Media
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

FRENCH YELLOW VESTS: Protesters Target EU And Media

About 12 thousand people went out to the streets throughout the country; in particular in Paris about 800 people took part in the protests. Hundreds of demonstrators - some chanting "Journalists - Collaborati...More..

by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Fireworks blast in 2019 worldwide after turbulent year

Thousands of fireworks covered the sky above central London as the United Kingdom welcomed 2019 overnight. Participants believe the Thai Buddhist ritual at Takien Temple - symbolising death and rebirth - help...More..

North Korea continues to develop its intercontinental ballistic missiles
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

North Korea continues to develop its intercontinental ballistic missiles

The Blue House didn't fully disclose Kim's letter. "Chairman Kim also expressed his intentions to meet President Moon frequently again in 2019 to advance discussions on the Korean Peninsula's peace and prospe...More..

by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Putin tells Trump in New Year’s letter he’s open to meeting

On his way to the summit, Trump said he wouldn't be meeting with Putin, citing tensions over Russian forces opening fire on, then seizing Ukrainian Navy ships and their crews. "Both our president and his re...More..

Manchester attack: Three hurt at Victoria railway station by knifeman 'shouting Allah'
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Manchester attack: Three hurt at Victoria railway station by knifeman 'shouting Allah'

A British Transport Police officer was also stabbed in his shoulder. Another witness, told the Mirror: "I heard the most bloodcurdling scream I've ever heard and turned to see everyone running towards me". ...More..

Kim warns North Korea could consider change of tack
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Kim warns North Korea could consider change of tack

In his meetings with Trump and Moon, Kim signed vague statements calling for the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula without describing when and how it would occur. The North has also bristled a...More..

Netanyahu Meets Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Netanyahu Meets Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro

Later, while visiting a synagogue, the President-elect reiterated the Brazilian desire to form " partnerships and agreements ", once again eluding the topic of Jerusalem's recognition. United States allies incl...More..

Tokyo: Nine Injured After Car Rams Pedestrians in 'Terror Attack'
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Tokyo: Nine Injured After Car Rams Pedestrians in 'Terror Attack'

A vehicle slammed into pedestrians early Tuesday on a street where people had gathered for New Year's festivities in downtown Tokyo. Another man was slightly injured after Kusakabe allegedly struck him after ...More..

15 suspects brought before Morocco judge over hiker murders
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

15 suspects brought before Morocco judge over hiker murders

The murder of 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, from Denmark , and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland prompted outrage in Europe and an outpouring of grief across Morocco , which has largely been s...More..

How to stream New Year's Eve 2019 countdowns
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

How to stream New Year's Eve 2019 countdowns

O'Neill said. The broadcast includes the most star-studded line up, as their NY slate includes Bastille Christina Aguilera , and Dan + Shay, while Camila Cabello , Shawn Mendes , Charlie Puth , Halsey, Chr...More..

Man Opens Fire on Car, Kills 7-Year-Old Girl
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Man Opens Fire on Car, Kills 7-Year-Old Girl

Authorities said three other girls were in the vehicle when the shooting happened. The 7-year-old was the daughter of the woman who was wounded. The girl, who has not been identified, was leaving the Walmar...More..

Right-wing pundit Bre Payton, 26, dies suddenly of swine flu
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Right-wing pundit Bre Payton, 26, dies suddenly of swine flu

The news of Payton's illness was first reported in a Twitter post by her close friend Morgan Murtaugh , who wrote that she had called 9-1-1 after finding Payton unconscious Thursday morning at that Payto...More..

Hundreds stage protest vote in eastern Congo
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Hundreds stage protest vote in eastern Congo

Tshisekedi, the leader of Congo's largest opposition party, has teamed up with Vital Kamerhe, who heads another major party and came third in 2011's election, while Fayulu is boosted by the support of heavyweig...More..

Trump Hits John Kelly: Plans for All-Concrete Wall 'Never Abandoned'
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Trump Hits John Kelly: Plans for All-Concrete Wall 'Never Abandoned'

He also took pride that he kept politics out of the decision-making process at the White House, an issue that Trump's allies repeatedly expressed frustration about the new chief of staff. Conway claims "the p...More..

US Should Avoid
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

US Should Avoid "Strategic Misjudgement", Says China Amid Trade War

The comments came after Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with his U.S. counterpart by telephone on Saturday evening in what President Donald Trump called "a long and very good call". As a decade-long equi...More..

Sen. Warren takes major step toward running for president
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Sen. Warren takes major step toward running for president

Bush, along with grinning cameos from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, departing House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Trump. The formation of an exploratory committee simply m...More..

Operations Suspended Following German Airport Intrusion 0
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Operations Suspended Following German Airport Intrusion 0

Hanover police said in a statement: "Flight operations are now suspended". They said earlier that the man drove on to the the loading and parking area for aircraft at 3.40pm local time. Departures and landing...More..

United States citizen arrested in Russian on spying charges
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

United States citizen arrested in Russian on spying charges

No details of the detention or Whelan's alleged espionage activities have yet been disclosed. There was no immediate comment from the White House or U.S. Russia's relations with the USA have soured since Mos...More..

Philippines deadly storm and landslides kill more than 60
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Philippines deadly storm and landslides kill more than 60

Authorities say at least 426 people were killed and 23 remain missing in the disaster. Nearly 12,000 people were also evacuated from their homes in the Bicol region after the low-pressure area, locally name...More..

Helicopter crashes near world's longest zipline in UAE
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Helicopter crashes near world's longest zipline in UAE

Ras Al-Khaimah's ruler, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al-Qasimi, ordered an urgent investigation into the helicopter's crash. The UAE's Supreme Council for National Security and the National Search and Rescue Centre b...More..

Two dead after tower block collapses in Russian city of Magnitogorsk
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Two dead after tower block collapses in Russian city of Magnitogorsk

Emergency personnel work at the site of collapsed apartment building after a suspected gas blast in Magnitogorsk, Russia , Monday. Citing the emergencies ministry, RIA news agency said 110 people lived in ...More..

Merkel, Macron urge Ukraine seamen freed
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Merkel, Macron urge Ukraine seamen freed

Federal Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz called for an Interview with the "Rheinische Post" progress in the peace process in Ukraine. Russian Prime Minister, o ruso, Dmitri Medvedev, signed a decree toda...More..