Tsunami crashes stage during band’s performance in Indonesia

The Unicef worker said there were stories of hope being told from the disaster, including that of a missing boy who was found on an island nearby along with at least four others from his boat. An eruption of an island volcano sent a 20-metre-high... More..

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U.S. announces Afghan troop pullout
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

U.S. announces Afghan troop pullout

The decision on Syria has bewildered USA allies and triggered harsh reaction from Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress. But, they cautioned, he could always reverse course. "Afghanistan will go back to the ...More..

'Very possible' U.S. shutdown could extend into new year, says budget director
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

'Very possible' U.S. shutdown could extend into new year, says budget director

A stalemate over the wall led parts of the government to shut down Saturday after funding for numerous departments and agencies expired. Trump said he was "waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a de...More..

UK’s post-Brexit visa strategy to benefit Indian students, professionals
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

UK’s post-Brexit visa strategy to benefit Indian students, professionals

The government also said it plans to ditch the existing cap on skilled workers coming into the country, and to seek a consultation on installing a minimum salary requirement of £30,000 a year for skilled Euro...More..

U.S. government partially shut down in fight over Trump's border wall
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

U.S. government partially shut down in fight over Trump's border wall

Senators say they won't vote on a final bill to fund the government until Trump and congressional leaders all agree to a deal. "We figured they would have a battle, show that they were not happy about it but ...More..

Largest Criminal Justice Reform Bill in Decades Passes Senate
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Largest Criminal Justice Reform Bill in Decades Passes Senate

An array of liberal and conservative advocacy groups rallied in support of the bill. The U.S. has often been described as the world's most incarcerated country. Sen. Plans call for him to invite Democrats as we...More..

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to step down
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to step down

Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike, along with military leaders, are reacting with sadness and concern over Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' sudden resignation announcement . Trump first announced Mattis'...More..

U.S. to send migrants back to Mexico while asylum claims are processed
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

U.S. to send migrants back to Mexico while asylum claims are processed

Trump tweeted on November 24 that migrants at the US-Mexico border would stay in Mexico until their asylum claims were individually approved in USA courts. Trump tweeted on November 24 that migrants at the US-M...More..

United Kingdom and U.S. accuse China of extensive and 'unrelenting' global hacking campaign
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

United Kingdom and U.S. accuse China of extensive and 'unrelenting' global hacking campaign

An indictment was unsealed Thursday against Zhu Hua and Zhang Shillong. Mr Rosenstein said his department's move had been co-ordinated with U.S. allies in Europe and Asia to rebuff " China's economic aggre...More..

Ukraine Orthodox OKs break with Russian church
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Ukraine Orthodox OKs break with Russian church

Several thousand Ukrainians gathered outside Kiev's St. Sophia Cathedral from Saturday morning. In response, Filaret had himself elected and appointed patriarch by the Ukrainian bishops loyal to him, assumi...More..

Theresa May sets out plan for January showdown on her Brexit deal
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Theresa May sets out plan for January showdown on her Brexit deal

Following the incident numerous Tory MPs spoke out, demanding an apology from the now-absent Corbyn. Mrs May was not aware of the alleged mouthing until told about it by the chief whip but said everyone in th...More..

China slams Japan's new defense guidelines
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

China slams Japan's new defense guidelines

Among the key threats identified in the plan are the militarily assertiveness of China and Russian Federation in regional waters, a North Korea that remains nuclear-armed, and other emergent areas such as c...More..

‘We have defeated ISIS in Syria,’ claims Donald Trump
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

‘We have defeated ISIS in Syria,’ claims Donald Trump

The U.S. military is working to quickly carry out Trump's order, according to the officials, but it wasn't clear how soon the approximately 2,000 troops would be coming home and what the president's decision wo...More..

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

The US state department justified its vow to seize the three officials' US assets by accusing the regime of human rights abuses that were "among the worst in the world ". Since the beginning of the year, Tru...More..

Media Digs Into Reports Saying Russians Helped Trump
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Media Digs Into Reports Saying Russians Helped Trump

It criticized Russian Federation for leveraging social media to wage "propaganda" operations and run a multi-year campaign "to manipulate and influence Americans, exploiting social and political divisions". Ins...More..

Trump and Democrats dig in as fears of partial shutdown intensify
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Trump and Democrats dig in as fears of partial shutdown intensify

Could the Democrats accept such a deal? Republicans still control the Senate . Pelosi knows that a House bill could not survive a Democratic filibuster in the Senate, yet she continued to press Trump to of...More..

China Suspends Additional Tariffs On US-Made Vehicles For 3 Months
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

China Suspends Additional Tariffs On US-Made Vehicles For 3 Months

Although the additional 25 percent in tariffs that had been placed on US -built cars and auto parts will be suspended, the original 15 percent tariff will remain in place. China's decision on vehicles may provi...More..

Explosion near pub in Sapporo, Japan injures dozens
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Explosion near pub in Sapporo, Japan injures dozens

They were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment. Police are investigating the cause of the explosion in Sapporo's Toyohira district. The cause of the explosion was not yet known. There was no immediate w...More..

Trump was at August 2015 meeting about hush money payments, source says
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Trump was at August 2015 meeting about hush money payments, source says

Trump has denied the affairs, and initially denied knowing anything about the payments, but has since shifted his story. Mr Trump has said he never directed Cohen to break the law . U.S. Deputy White House...More..

Zinke says 'attacks' led to his resignation
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Zinke says 'attacks' led to his resignation

Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted his resignation to the White House Saturday, facing intense pressure from the White House amid multiple probes tied to his real estate dealings in Montana an...More..

Mueller Releases Memo Detailing Flynn's 2017 FBI Interview
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Mueller Releases Memo Detailing Flynn's 2017 FBI Interview

Republicans emerged from the first meeting frustrated by Comey's inability or refusal to answer certain questions , and today, intimated that Comey was steering clear of topics in similar fashion. Former FBI D...More..

Giuliani rules out Trump interview with Mueller | Newsradio 1020 KDKA
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Giuliani rules out Trump interview with Mueller | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

As a number of probes move closer to the Oval Office, the president and his personal lawyer have unleashed a fresh series of attacks on the investigators. Asked on Fox whether anyone had suggested to Cohen that...More..

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister amid political crisis
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister amid political crisis

The controversially appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today has made a decision to resign from his post following the Supreme Court's refusal to stay an Appeal Court interim injunction against him and ...More..

Flynn Asks Federal Judge for Leniency, Says FBI Agents Tricked Him - Lawyers
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Flynn Asks Federal Judge for Leniency, Says FBI Agents Tricked Him - Lawyers

The memo is expected to emphasize the retired Army lieutenant general's three decades in the military, including five years in combat, and his acceptance of responsibility for his actions early on in the Russ...More..

Palestinian forces scuffle with Hamas protesters in West Bank
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Palestinian forces scuffle with Hamas protesters in West Bank

One soldier was lightly hurt. Thursday's shooting was the latest incident shattering months of relative calm in the West Bank, where 400,000 Israelis live in settlements alongside more than 2.5 million Palest...More..

British PM says she will resign before next election
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

British PM says she will resign before next election

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said: "We don't want the United Kingdom to think there can be any form of renegotiation, that is crystal clear". Of course, the issue of the Northern Irish b...More..

Second Canadian citizen questioned by Chinese authorities, says Canada gov't
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Second Canadian citizen questioned by Chinese authorities, says Canada gov't

Lu says Canada has been informed of the detentions, but declined to say whether the men have been provided with lawyers. The apparent detentions of two Canadian men in China this week have raised the stakes i...More..

Russian nuclear-capable bombers fly over Caribbean Sea — TRAINING DAY
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Russian nuclear-capable bombers fly over Caribbean Sea — TRAINING DAY

Russian Federation sent military airplanes to Venezuela to show its willingness to defend the country against a " foreign military intervention ". Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, ...More..

Trump Attended Meeting About Hush Money Payments With Tabloid Publisher
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Trump Attended Meeting About Hush Money Payments With Tabloid Publisher

McDougal claimed that she had an affair with him, a fact that could have had an impact on his electoral chances in 2016. The practice of acquiring stories and not running them, common in the tabloid industry, i...More..

Bah humbug! Trump CANCELS the traditional White House Christmas Party
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Bah humbug! Trump CANCELS the traditional White House Christmas Party

Stitt was one of 13 newly elected governors to meet with Trump in a meeting that included Vice President Mike Pence and other members of the president's staff and cabinet. Trump was stung by Ayers' decision t...More..

US Border Patrol agents arrest 32 religious protesters in San Diego
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

US Border Patrol agents arrest 32 religious protesters in San Diego

Specifically, the group asked USA immigration officials to admit up to 300 asylum seekers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry each day. More than 400 people, many leaders of churches, mosques, synagogues and indi...More..

U.S. accuses Huawei CFO of Iran sanctions cover-up
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

U.S. accuses Huawei CFO of Iran sanctions cover-up

But the commerce ministry, which is engaged in trade negotiations, has declined to comment on the matter. Meng, 46, was arrested in Canada on December 1 at the request of the United States. The allegation aga...More..

Ukraine accuses Russian Federation of blockading Kerch Strait
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Ukraine accuses Russian Federation of blockading Kerch Strait

The observation flight was requested under the Open Skies Treaty by the Arms Control Directorate of the Ukrainian General Staff. CNN also reported that Russia's defence ministry announced on Wednesday that ...More..

Putin Trolls On Butina Case: 'Never Heard Of Her'
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Putin Trolls On Butina Case: 'Never Heard Of Her'

Butina has maintained her innocence and has been in jail since her arrest for illegally acting as a foreign agent. The investigators believe that Butina making connections in America in the interests of the...More..

Corker to introduce resolution holding Saudi crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi's death
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Corker to introduce resolution holding Saudi crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi's death

It appears unlikely that the House would be willing to consider either measure. If approved, the measure would put the Senate on record shifting the blame directly onto the crown prince, who has distanced him...More..

Adam Schiff Believes Trump Faces 'The Real Prospect of Jail Time'
by | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Adam Schiff Believes Trump Faces 'The Real Prospect of Jail Time'

However, McCarthy points out that there's a five year statute of limitations on the alleged campaign finance offense which occurred, if at all, in 2016. "My view is that he can be indicted, but cannot be prosec...More..

UK's May, facing defeat, to postpone Brexit vote
by | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

UK's May, facing defeat, to postpone Brexit vote

There were unconfirmed reports the prime minister would, however, delay the vote because opposition parties and dozens of her own Conservative members of parliament are expected to reject the deal. "We voted ve...More..

Trump says chief of staff will leave at end of year
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

Trump says chief of staff will leave at end of year

John Kelly was often lauded by the press as the only adult in the room, and a narrative was swiftly spun that Kelly was the one man holding Trump back from his own worst instincts. Kelly did not show up to wor...More..

Donald Trump interjects in massive Paris protests
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

Donald Trump interjects in massive Paris protests

The state gives orders to the police to gas us, to use police pumpers but we don't do anything bad. As Yellow Vest protests swept through France on Saturday, some 4,500 people flooded the streets of Bordeaux....More..

New Zealand police find body they believe is British tourist
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

New Zealand police find body they believe is British tourist

Detective Inspector Scott Beard said a formal identification was yet to take place, but he believed the body was that of Ms Millane. Grace graduated from the University of Lincoln in September and had embarke...More..