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No Change In Senior Posts As Theresa May Reshuffles Cabinet Team

No Change In Senior Posts As Theresa May Reshuffles Cabinet Team He will inherit the chairmanship of key Brexit-related Cabinet committees though, including European affairs, global trade and immigration. A Tory source said Conservative Campaign Headquarters political director Iain Carter sent the message to a majority of the party's MPs via WhatsApp, before deleting it and saying it was sent in error. [Full Article...]

VP Pence Set for Middle East Tour, After Postponement Last Month

VP Pence Set for Middle East Tour, After Postponement Last Month The White House said Pence will travel to the region January 19-23, starting with a meeting in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Pence will then spend two days in Israel, where he will visit Jerusalem's Western Wall and the city's Holocaust memorial and give a speech to the Israeli parliament. [Full Article...]

Macron Intends to Give Chinese President Horse as State Gift - Beijing

Macron Intends to Give Chinese President Horse as State Gift - Beijing President Macron sought to woo Xi Jinping, his Chinese counterpart, by offering him a gelding vaunted by French diplomats as more than a gift horse. "The future needs France, Europe and China ", Macron said, adding he would travel to China "at least once a year". That leaves France with a Chinese trade deficit of 30 billion euros ($36 billion), its biggest with any trading partner. [Full Article...]

Sushma Swaraj meets ASEAN General Secretary in Indonesia

Sushma Swaraj meets ASEAN General Secretary in Indonesia Swaraj credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the recognition that India is receiving across the world. She said states play a vital role in India's progress and advancing the country's economic ties with the world. Swaraj also held talks with ASEAN Secretary General Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi as India steps up efforts to strengthen engagements with the countries of the region under its "Act ... [Full Article...]

Six people killed in wrong-way California highway crash

Six people killed in wrong-way California highway crash Initial reports suggest a vehicle attempted to enter the the FastTrac lane by driving through the delineators and caused the pileup, according to the CHP. The woman driving the Chevrolet was likewise not identified. The crash occurred in the Yolo County, northwest of Sacramento. The Federal Highway Administration said between 300 and 400 people are killed each year due to wrong-way driving c... [Full Article...]

GOP senators refer Trump dossier author for federal investigation

GOP senators refer Trump dossier author for federal investigation The senators notified Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray of their referral. These charges are being investigated by a congressional committee. "It seems more like an effort to distract from the real priorities, what should be the priorities of the committee, namely looking into obstruction of justice, collaboration between the Trump campaign and Russian medd... [Full Article...]

Syrian government escalates bombing campaign over last-remaining rebel strongholds

Syrian government escalates bombing campaign over last-remaining rebel strongholds Idlib province, which borders Turkey, is the largest remaining rebel-held territory in Syria. At least 17 civilians have been killed in aerial bombardments carried out by Syrian government forces in Eastern Ghouta, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). [Full Article...]

School closings and delays for Monday

School closings and delays for Monday All buses for Horry County will run on a two-hour delay. All 240 and 246-day employees are to report at regular times and custodial employees will be notified by their supervisors. Staff is still to report at 10 a.m. School will resume on Tuesday, January 9th operating on a 2-hour delay. Franklin County Schools will be closed for students Monday with an optional teacher workday. [Full Article...]

New York City traffic deaths fall to record low under safety program

New York City traffic deaths fall to record low under safety program New York City says it completed 114 street safety engineering projects in 2017, more than double the pre-Vision Zero annual average. As of November 30, there were 21 cyclist deaths, compared to 18 the previous year-and nearly double the number of cyclist deaths in 2013, at 12 deaths. [Full Article...]

China and Pakistan in Talks to Build Overseas Military Base

China and Pakistan in Talks to Build Overseas Military Base China-Pakistan relationship is already very strong and appeared unconcerned over reports that the US' decision to freeze approximately $2 billion in security assistance to Pakistan would push Islamabad towards Beijing, the official added. The SCMP report follows another report this week on Washington-based website The Daily Caller, in which retired US Army Reserve Col Lawrence Sellin said meetings... [Full Article...]

Hoping for a new start, Britain's May appoints new Conservative Party head

Hoping for a new start, Britain's May appoints new Conservative Party head There were no changes in the so-called big Offices of State which meant Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd, all kept their jobs. Speaking to Sky News, he said that he had been in cabinet for eight years and that he had had "a very good run". The biggest casualty was the education secretary Justine Greening, who after spending... [Full Article...]

Firefighter, civilian killed in North Philadelphia blaze

Firefighter, civilian killed in North Philadelphia blaze Funeral arrangements have been set for the Philadelphia Fire Department lieutenant who died Saturday after being trapped under rubble and debris while battling a blaze that engulfed a two-story North Philadelphia rowhouse. LeTourneau, an 11-year-veteran of the department, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. In 2010 he was awarded a unit citation and he received a commenda... [Full Article...]

No threat against Morgantown High School

No threat against Morgantown High School The post, made on the photo-sharing social media app Snapchat, originated in Virginia but made it up to Methuen through people who are friends between the two states within the app, Solomon said. Milton Hershey School officials tweeted they found "no link" to the school. The threat was regarding a Snap Chat post made by a juvenile subject picturing numerous firearms. [Full Article...]

Mitt Romney was 'successfully treated' for prostate cancer a year ago

Mitt Romney was 'successfully treated' for prostate cancer a year ago Former 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer a year ago. A Romney aide added that the cancer was removed surgically and did not spread beyond the prostate. Despite outside speculation, Romney hasn't announced any future campaign plans. Fox News also confirmed the diagnosis and treatment. But when discovered early, before it has spread beyond the prostate, ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Plans to Work Even Less in 2018

Donald Trump Plans to Work Even Less in 2018 On Wednesday, in addition to the three hours of " executive time " he'll have in the morning, Trump has an intelligence briefing at 11 a.m. and another three hours of "executive time" until a meeting with the Norwegian Prime Minister. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pushed back against the report , saying Trump's "time in the morning is a mix of residence time and Oval Of... [Full Article...]

Egypt Announces Date of Presidential Elections

Egypt Announces Date of Presidential Elections Sisi is yet to officially announce his candidacy. Should there be a need for a re-election, the vote for expatriates will take place between April 19 and 21 and voters in the country between April 24 and 26. "I have chose to not run in the upcoming 2018 presidential elections", Shafiq said in a statement on Sunday. Shafiq said last month that he was reconsidering his intention to run in the 20... [Full Article...]

Pompeo: North Korea's Talks With South Won't Change Nuclear Stance

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the Trump administration's hard-line stance against North Korea's is showing results in Pyongyang and warned that protests in Iran will get worse before getting better. [Full Article...]

2017 the costliest year in U.S. history for natural disasters

2017 the costliest year in U.S. history for natural disasters Across the United States, 362 people were killed due to extreme weather disasters a year ago, the report said. The agency said western wildfires and hurricanes Harvey , Maria and Irma contributed to making 2017 the costliest year on record. [Full Article...]

VP Pence to travel to Middle East next week

VP Pence to travel to Middle East next week The report said that Kholi told the talk show hosts that the Palestinian threat to spark a third intifada against Israel in response to Trump's statement would be bad for Egypt since it would "revive the Islamists and Hamas ". The TV personalities mentioned in the New York Times report denied involvement in the case, saying they do not know anyone by the name of Ashraf Al-Khouly. [Full Article...]

Fallen Pierce County deputy was Navy veteran, father

Fallen Pierce County deputy was Navy veteran, father Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer identified the deputy as 34-year-old Daniel McCartney, of Yelm. Officials say two suspects were involved. He's also a Navy veteran and a married father of three. "This man lived a life of duty and obligation and sacrifice", said Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor. [Full Article...]


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