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Trump uses France attack to push for US border wall

Trump uses France attack to push for US border wall Mr Trump's comments came as he opened a contentious meeting with Democratic Senate and House leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi , with partial shutdown looming on December 21 when funding for some agencies will expire. The US president said if he does not get the $5bn he wants for the wall he would be "proud" to force a government shutdown. When Pelosi brought up Republican election los... [Full Article...]

Day 12: Fields gets life plus 419 years

Day 12: Fields gets life plus 419 years The judge will formally impose a sentence March 29. The jury also recommended a sentence of 70 years each on five counts of aggravated malicious wounding, 20 years each on three counts of malicious wounding and 9 years for hit and run, as well as $480,000 in total fines. [Full Article...]

House Republicans move to gut resolution pulling USA from war in Yemen

House Republicans move to gut resolution pulling USA from war in Yemen Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and US resident, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, provoking an political crisis in Saudi Arabia and tearing relations with the United States and other Western allies. President Donald Trump's administration had urged lawmakers to back continued military support for the Saudi-led coalition. Senator Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Dem... [Full Article...]

Fatal shooting at Christmas market in Strasbourg, France

Fatal shooting at Christmas market in Strasbourg, France The man, who was on a watchlist for suspected religious extremists, had already been sentenced 27 times in France , Germany and Switzerland for crimes including violence and robbery. He was shot dead by Italian police three days later after travelling through several European countries. Nunez said eight of the injured are in serious condition, and the city mayor said some had head wounds. [Full Article...]

Man 'Tasered' By Police At Gates Of Parliament

Man 'Tasered' By Police At Gates Of Parliament Officers fired a Taser during the incident by the Carriage Gates entrance to the Houses of Parliament. A scream was heard, and a young male was tasered before being arrested and led away by police officers. The Metropolitan police have confirmed that the incident is now contained and that the suspected intruder has been arrested. The man was taken away in a police auto shortly after 12.15pm. [Full Article...]

UK's May to go to Ireland for more Brexit talks

UK's May to go to Ireland for more Brexit talks The Taoiseach said on Monday: "The withdrawal agreement, including the Irish backstop is the only agreement on the table". It's after she delayed the crucial House of Commons vote on her deal. The Irish government reportedly began extensive preparations for all Brexit scenarios, including in the food sector, shortly after the referendum result. [Full Article...]

Google Search Trends show off the emotional rollercoaster that was 2018

Google Search Trends show off the emotional rollercoaster that was 2018 In a Wednesday blog post , Google News Lab Data Editor Simon Rogers said "people continued to search for "good" ...more than ever" this year. As usual, YouTube and WhatsApp dominated the list as all-time favourite searches on Google. Black Panther was the highest grossing and most searched for movie of the year. Other topics that were trending highly on Google Search included the world's lar... [Full Article...]

Judge awards Trump almost $300,000 in Daniels defamation lawsuit

Judge awards Trump almost $300,000 in Daniels defamation lawsuit Following that ruling, Mr Trump's attorneys requested almost $US800,000 in legal fees and sanctions, but US District Judge James Otero, in his latest ruling, awarded a fraction of the sum. The lawsuit is one of two that Stormy Daniels has filed against Donald Trump . Trump has denied any sexual relationship with Daniels, though he has admitted to authorizing the $130,000 payment. [Full Article...]

May delays parliamentary vote on Brexit deal

May delays parliamentary vote on Brexit deal While EU diplomats have said they could consider helping May with "cosmetic" changes to the non-binding political agreement that accompanies the deal, the legally binding text of the exit deal itself would be off limits to renegotiation. "As time is running out, we will also discuss our preparedness for a no-deal scenario". "If the Brexit hardliners would be satisfied with some cosmetic wording,... [Full Article...]

Theresa May postpones vote on her Brexit deal

Theresa May postpones vote on her Brexit deal May accepted there was concern among lawmakers about the Northern Irish "backstop", an insurance policy aimed at avoiding a return to border checks between the British province and Ireland that could threaten a 1998 peace accord. But an anonymous Government source confirmed the vote was being pulled. An updated House of Commons business statement said there would be a statement on "business of t... [Full Article...]

Yemen talks yield some progress

Yemen talks yield some progress Instead, they are focusing on a few key areas: the humanitarian corridors, a prisoner swap; the reopening of the defunct Sanaa global airport; and the fate of Hodeida , the rebel-held Red Sea city that has been an impasse in the talks. United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said Monday that 20 million people, amounting to 70 percent of the population of Yemen, are hungry, adding that ther... [Full Article...]

Rejoice: Michelle Obama is Coming to Portland!

Rejoice: Michelle Obama is Coming to Portland! Following a highly successful, 12-event arena tour across 10 cities, additional dates and cities have been added to Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama . on Saturday, Dec. 15. Becoming , which was released last month, is a candid memoir that includes reflections on her upbringing in Chicago, motherhood and her eight years in the White House. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's speech on confidence vote in full

Theresa May's speech on confidence vote in full She has been battling ever since - first to strike a divorce deal with the bloc, then to sell it to skeptical British lawmakers. Tusk insisted, however, that "We will not renegotiate the deal, including the backstop". When asked about a possible no-confidence vote yesterday, Parker said, "it will solve nothing". The decision to delay the vote has also revitalised the opposition to the deal amo... [Full Article...]

Christmas Market Shooting: Four Dead, At Least 11 Critically Injured In Strasbourg

Christmas Market Shooting: Four Dead, At Least 11 Critically Injured In Strasbourg Some 350 security forces and two helicopters were involved in the search for the alleged assailant, who had been radicalized for "several years" and confronted law enforcement officers twice while he "sowed terror" in Strasbourg , Castaner said. [Full Article...]

U.S. returns 3 disputed bells taken in 1901 to Philippines

U.S. returns 3 disputed bells taken in 1901 to Philippines In reprisal, the USA commander Jacob Smith ordered the surrounding island of Samar be turned into a "howling wilderness", resulting in the slaughter of thousands of Filipinos and Balangiga's razing. In retaliation, Gen. Jacob Smith directed his men to turn Balangiga into a "Howling Wilderness" by ordered the killing of all male Filipinos, aged 10 years old and above, and the burning of the entire ... [Full Article...]

Qatar emir skips Saudi-hosted Gulf summit amid boycott

Qatar emir skips Saudi-hosted Gulf summit amid boycott The absence of Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani , as well as Qatar's recent decision to withdraw from the Saudi-dominated OPEC oil cartel, underlined the simmering crisis facing the Gulf Cooperation Council. (Via AFP) In reaction to the Saudi king's accusations, Qassemi said, "In practice, the GCC has turned into a front for proclaiming the policies of a few of its members, and takes ... [Full Article...]

Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel for crisis Brexit talks

Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel for crisis Brexit talks Mr Rees-Mogg then hit out at Mrs May. Meanwhile, the European Court of Justice confirmed Britain was free to stay in the EU if it wanted to and would even retain its rebate on contributions made to the bloc's coffers. The European Council President Donald Tusk also struck a similar tone on Monday, tweeting: "We will not renegotiate the deal, including the backstop, but we are ready to discuss ... [Full Article...]

U.S. military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash

U.S. military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash In November, a USA navy fighter jet crashed into the sea off Japan's southern island of Okinawa and its two crew members were rescued alive. "We know this hard decision was made after all resources were exhausted in the vigorous search for our marines", said Lieutenant Colonel Mitchell Maury, commander of the US Marine Corps Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron. [Full Article...]

Indiana High School Football Player Arrested in Death of Pregnant Cheerleader

Indiana High School Football Player Arrested in Death of Pregnant Cheerleader Aaron Trejo was arrested Sunday, suspected of killing Breana Rouhselang after the 17-year-old's body was found near her IN home on Sunday. Trejo told police that he killed the pregnant cheerleader as it was too late to get an abortion. [Full Article...]

Someone touched Parliament's special mace, and British Twitter is losing it

Someone touched Parliament's special mace, and British Twitter is losing it Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable said the United Kingdom government was doing plenty of planning for a no-deal Brexit , which it did not want but thought possible, but "no planning appears to be taking place for a people's vote which we believe is highly probable". [Full Article...]


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