'Brave new Canadian:' Runaway Saudi woman reaches new home

The young Saudi woman who fled her family seeking asylum overseas is scheduled to land in Canada on Saturday after successfully harnessing the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand. "I do note that there are legal proceedings underw... More..

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Saudi Crown Prince, Pompeo agree on need for de-escalation in Yemen
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Saudi Crown Prince, Pompeo agree on need for de-escalation in Yemen

The curtailment means that Pompeo will not visit Kuwait after he visits Muscat later Monday. The sister of Loujain al-Hathloul, one of several Saudi women's rights activists detained in the kingdom since la...More..

Zimbabwe fuel hike sparks national shutdown
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Zimbabwe fuel hike sparks national shutdown

The stay-away comes as a foreign-exchange shortage has sparked scarcities of everything from fuel to bread, caused doctors to stay away from work and companies to cut or cease production because they can't impo...More..

White House asked for Iran attack options
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

White House asked for Iran attack options

A second attack by an unknown group two days later targeted the United States consulate in Basra. Garrett Marquis, a spokesman for the National Security Council , told the newspaper that the council "coordin...More..

Canadian risks harsher sentence, including death penalty, at China drug retrial
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Canadian risks harsher sentence, including death penalty, at China drug retrial

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was given the death penalty in Dalian Intermediate People's Court in the northeast province of Liaoning after an appeals court last month agreed with prosecutors that Schellenberg's or...More..

Divers find crashed Lion Air's cockpit voice recorder
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Divers find crashed Lion Air's cockpit voice recorder

Findings by KNKT now suggest that Lion Air had put the plane back into service despite it having had problems on earlier flights. Almost 30 relatives of the Lion Air crash victims are suing Boeing, alleging f...More..

Poland mayor in very serious condition after being stabbed on stage
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Poland mayor in very serious condition after being stabbed on stage

The attacker reportedly shouted from the stage that he had been wrongly imprisoned when the mayor's former party was in power. Adamowicz also advocated bringing wounded Syrian children to Gdansk for medical t...More..

Greece's PM faces confidence vote after coalition ally quits
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Greece's PM faces confidence vote after coalition ally quits

He described the Macedonia deal - under which Greece's tiny northern neighbour will be renamed as the Republic of North Macedonia - as a national sellout. In a press conference later that same day, Kammenos...More..

Jayme Closs case: Suspect saw parents as 'barrier' to kidnapping
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Jayme Closs case: Suspect saw parents as 'barrier' to kidnapping

The town, about 70 miles north of Barron, is where Jake Patterson allegedly held Closs captive at a home. Authorities are working to track their movements over the past three months. The two women hovered aroun...More..

Meghan Markle's bodyguard quits after only six months
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Meghan Markle's bodyguard quits after only six months

Meghan's former bodyguard was described as "brilliant" by her colleagues, and she was highly regarded in the force. She follows personal assistant Melissa Touabti, who departed Kensington Palace past year aft...More..

Iranian cargo plane crash kills 15, leaves 1 survivor
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Iranian cargo plane crash kills 15, leaves 1 survivor

A flight engineer was the only person on board to survive, Mojtaba Khaledi, a spokesman for Iran's Emergency Information Centre, told the news agency. It is not clear who owned the plane. Officials are contin...More..

McCarthy: Russia Investigation Has Been About Trump 'From the Beginning'
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

McCarthy: Russia Investigation Has Been About Trump 'From the Beginning'

The New York Times reported that the FBI launched the previously undisclosed counterintelligence investigation to determine whether Trump posed a national security threat, at the same time that it opened a c...More..

Winter Weather Advisory in effect; expect heavy snow in Chicago-area counties
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Winter Weather Advisory in effect; expect heavy snow in Chicago-area counties

Forecasters expect several inches of snow elsewhere in New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania before the storm ends. The advisory is also being placed on southwest and western Pennsylvania, east central OH ...More..

Israel claims Syria air strike, says hunt for Hezbollah tunnels over
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Israel claims Syria air strike, says hunt for Hezbollah tunnels over

Long wary of publicity around its operations against Iran-linked targets on its northern front, Israel has lifted the veil in recent days - a sign of confidence in a campaign waged amid occasional tensions wi...More..

White House Requested Set of Options to Hit Iran
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

White House Requested Set of Options to Hit Iran

The White House demanded that the military draft plans for strikes on Iran after attacks in Iraq previous year, sparking concern at the Pentagon and State Department, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday . ...More..

Trump doubles down on Syria pullout: 'Stop the endless wars!'
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Trump doubles down on Syria pullout: 'Stop the endless wars!'

He added Turkey will not seek permission from anyone on its fight against terrorist organizations. Pompeo had earlier said Washington recognized "the Turkish people's right and (Turkish President Recep ...More..

Dead And 12 Hospitalized After Mass Drug Overdose In California
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Dead And 12 Hospitalized After Mass Drug Overdose In California

O'Brien said all the victims, who are between the ages of 19 and 30, seem to know each other. One person died and 12 others were hospitalized. The conditions of the non-critical victims were not released , a...More..

Kevin McCarthy promises ‘action’ after latest racist remarks by Steve King
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Kevin McCarthy promises ‘action’ after latest racist remarks by Steve King

King is no longer welcomed in their party or Congress". "He likes to create a personal relationship, build the relationship and rebuild the relationship with other world leaders", McCarthy said. "This is a un...More..

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign paid $1,500 fine to NY state
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign paid $1,500 fine to NY state

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman , (I-CT.), on calls from some Democrats for a tax hike and the 2020 presidential race. Joe Lieberman doubled down on his suggestion that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was denied a seat on t...More..

Support For Border Wall Jumps As More Americans Blame Trump For Shutdown
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Support For Border Wall Jumps As More Americans Blame Trump For Shutdown

Nearly half of the State Department employees in the USA and about one-quarter overseas have been furloughed during the shutdown. On Friday, those workers - including prison guards, airport staff and Federal ...More..

Jayme Closs: authorities search for motive in 'tragic' kidnapping case
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Jayme Closs: authorities search for motive in 'tragic' kidnapping case

Jayme was the champion that finally said enough is enough", Fitzgerald said. Finding Jayme alive has brought up a lot of emotions for kidnapping victims and families of missing children. Also unclear is why h...More..

Sen. Coons: Trump's 'Closeness' to Putin Is 'Alarming'
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Sen. Coons: Trump's 'Closeness' to Putin Is 'Alarming'

He added , "I was very concerned by President Trump's steadfast and public refusal to embrace the conclusion of our own intelligence community that Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation had interfered in our 2...More..

Bus Driver's Dramatic Rescue Of Milwaukee Child Is Captured On Video
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Bus Driver's Dramatic Rescue Of Milwaukee Child Is Captured On Video

Irena Ivic spotted the toddler while driving on a highway overpass. A female bus driver in the US stopped her daily routine to pick up a passing 19-month-old toddler allegedly left outside in the cold all alo...More..

Gunman who fatally shot Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona is identified
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Gunman who fatally shot Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona is identified

Investigators also found a letter on his bed that accused Davis police of using "sonic waves meant to keep dogs from barking" against him. The suspect went on to say in his note, "I notified the press, Intern...More..

Republicans Slam Rep. Steve King for White Supremacy Comment
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

Republicans Slam Rep. Steve King for White Supremacy Comment

In a New York Times article on King's penchant for spouting demonizing rhetoric about immigrants, King himself told the newspaper that he doesn't understand when "that language" became "offensive". King added...More..

Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum

The rest were killed in Omdurman and regions north and northeast of the capital. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International say at least 40 have been killed in the protests. Repeated shortages of food and...More..

Theresa May issues DEMOCRACY WARNING ahead of MP 'coup' to STOP Brexit
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

Theresa May issues DEMOCRACY WARNING ahead of MP 'coup' to STOP Brexit

Writing in the Sunday Express , Mrs May said the Commons vote on her Brexit withdrawal deal would be the "biggest and most important decision that any MP of our generation will be asked to make". MPs will gat...More..

News Australian teen dies in Austrian avalanche
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

News Australian teen dies in Austrian avalanche

Max was skiing off-piste with his father, 58, mother, 55, and younger brother, 14, near the holiday village of St Anton am Arlberg when the family became stuck in "rough, untracked and very steep terrain" about...More..

Syria withdrawal already under way
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

Syria withdrawal already under way

Perhaps the situation could change again in coming weeks. Relations between Tehran and Washington are highly fraught following the decision in May by President Donald Trump to pull the US out of a 2015 nucl...More..

In Cuba on a wet road overturned a bus, killing 7 people
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

In Cuba on a wet road overturned a bus, killing 7 people

The bus was carrying tourists and local travellers in the far east of Cuba , on a road between the cities of Baracoa and Guantanamo. Eighteen Cubans and 22 tourists from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, ...More..