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Scandinavian women found dead in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains

Scandinavian women found dead in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains The investigation is being conducted by Morocco's central bureau of judicial investigation in cooperation with the royal gendarmerie and authorities from national security. "Any of you guys whos around by then or any mountain friends who knows something about Mount Toubkal?" Morocco's Interior Ministry said in a statement that both women had neck wounds caused by knives. [Full Article...]

Putin says West trying to 'hold back' powerful Russian Federation

Putin says West trying to 'hold back' powerful Russian Federation Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during annual news conference in Moscow , Russia December 20, 2018. "The danger of the situation escalating is being downplayed", he said in response to a question about fears of nuclear war. The Russian leader, who said Moscow had developed nuclear weapons which he believed gave it an edge over other countries, warned the threat of a nuclear conflict ... [Full Article...]

Russia builds new barracks on disputed islands near Japan Tokyo protests

Russia builds new barracks on disputed islands near Japan Tokyo protests The plans are the clearest indication yet of Japan's ambition to become a regional power as a military build-up by China and a resurgent Russian Federation puts pressure on its USA ally. Japan plans to spend 235 billion yen ($2.8 billion) to buy a pair of land-fixed USA missile defence systems, Aegis Ashore, as well as other American missile interceptors. [Full Article...]

‘Detention of third Canadian not linked with arrest of Huawei CFO’

‘Detention of third Canadian not linked with arrest of Huawei CFO’ He made the remarks after a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, who insisted authorities were acting "scrupulously" in Meng's detention. News of the detainment comes more than a week after two other Canadians were taken into custody on December 10. "The others arrested. were accused of serious crimes, problems regarding national security, intelligence, so those cases are mo... [Full Article...]

USA weighing complete withdrawal of troops from Syria

USA weighing complete withdrawal of troops from Syria Earlier on Wednesday, the US-led multinational coalition against IS said in a statement that the operation, which began on 1 May, was continuing "to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield". In addition, Pentagon and other officials have said that US troops were countering Iran-backed militants in Syria, which was an expansion of the USA mission. [Full Article...]

May's plans for Brexit 'a wee bit nebulous', says Sturgeon

May's plans for Brexit 'a wee bit nebulous', says Sturgeon Theresa May's Cabinet agreed to implement all the government's no deal plans despite bitter divisions between cabinet members over whether leaving the European Union without a deal would be acceptable. As a member of the Privy Council, Mr Blackford said he had seen details of the impact of a no deal Brexit but was sworn to secrecy and urged the Government to publish the "sobering" details. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom opposition leader denies calling PM May 'stupid woman'

United Kingdom opposition leader denies calling PM May 'stupid woman' It brought condemnation from Tory MPs, with party chairman Brandon Lewis urging him to either "apologise or clarify". British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got himself into trouble on Wednesday (Dec 19) for apparently muttering "stupid woman" at Prime Minister Theresa May during a heated exchange in parliament over her delaying tactics on Brexit . [Full Article...]

JUST IN: South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

JUST IN: South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe Grace has been seen as a potential success to her 94-year-old husband, Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the country since 1980. Reuters quoted police spokesman Vishnu Naidoo as saying on Wednesday: "I can confirm that a warrant for the arrest of Grace Mugabe was issued last Thursday". [Full Article...]

Bahrain foreign minister defends Australia's decision on Jerusalem

Bahrain foreign minister defends Australia's decision on Jerusalem West Jerusalem is the capital of Israel . Australia became one of just a few to follow United States President Donald Trump's lead and recognize the city as Israel's capital. "This announcement, made before the settlement of a two-state solution, is premature and a humiliation to the Palestinians and their struggle for the right to self-determination", the ministry said. [Full Article...]

White House tells Pentagon to plan to withdraw troops from Syria

White House tells Pentagon to plan to withdraw troops from Syria Trump has argued that such an offensive would be a threat to the U.S., officials told the New York Times . Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been urging Washington to halt its support for Kurds in northern Syria and has also threatened to strike at USA allies in the region. [Full Article...]

Israel May Present 'Coordinates' of Alleged Hizbollah Tunnels to UN Security Council

Israel May Present 'Coordinates' of Alleged Hizbollah Tunnels to UN Security Council The UNSC meeting will take place after the announcement Sunday that Israel had found yet another alleged Hezbollah tunnel - the fourth one unearthed in the past couple of weeks. "The tunnel was blown up just as what happened to the previous tunnels, and anyone who enters it from Lebanese territory would be in danger", the army said, going on to hold the Lebanese government responsible for the tunn... [Full Article...]

USA coalition spokesman apologizes for Turkey tweet

USA coalition spokesman apologizes for Turkey tweet The Britain-based watchdog group said the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are amassing forces near the borderline to beware of any surprise attack by the Turkish side. We will continue to bury them", he said in a rally in Istanbul. Some 2,000 troops have helped rid much of north-eastern Syria of IS, but pockets of fighters remain. [Full Article...]

Trump directs Pentagon to create 'Space Command'

Trump directs Pentagon to create 'Space Command' Two defense officials told CNN that the Pentagon is nearing completion of a draft proposal for a Space Force that would sit under the Air Force , but have numerous trappings of a separate service, resembling the Marine Corps' relationship to the Department of the Navy. [Full Article...]

Trump bans bump stocks after Las Vegas massacre

Trump bans bump stocks after Las Vegas massacre Guns fitted with bump stocks are now legally considered machineguns. The change has undergone a legal review and the Justice Department and ATF are ready to fight any legal challenge that may be brought, the official added. Trump hinted in October that the ban was in the works, saying during a news conference that "we're knocking out bump stocks " and that he had told the NRA "bump stocks a... [Full Article...]

Sanders: White House ready to work with Congress

Sanders: White House ready to work with Congress But in recent years the shutdown scenario has become so routine that it raises the question: Have shutdowns as a negotiating tool lost their punch? US President Donald Trump on Tuesday retreated from his demand for US$5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Republicans manoeuvred to avoid a partial government shutdown before funding expires at the end of Friday. [Full Article...]

Chicago policemen hit and killed by train while chasing suspect

Chicago policemen hit and killed by train while chasing suspect Johnson identified the officers as Eduardo Marmolejo, 36, and Conrad Gary , 31. Joe Ahern, the CEO of the 100 Club of Chicago , said this has been an incredibly hard year as the group, which honors all public safety personnel working in Cook and Lake Counties, has lost seven people in 2018. [Full Article...]

Trump Foundation shutting down amid allegations money used for personal benefit

Trump Foundation shutting down amid allegations money used for personal benefit The shutdown comes as the AG is in the middle of an investigation into the charity. "This amounted to the Trump Foundation functioning as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold uncovered so much corruption in the charity that he won a Pulitzer Prize for his work in 2017. The legal action will continue as Underwood seeks $2.8 million in restitution... [Full Article...]

Russia used social media for meddling in US politics

Russia used social media for meddling in US politics Black Americans, who overwhelmingly support the Democrats, were the prime targets for messages created to deter them from voting, two detailed reports for the Senate intelligence committee concluded. "This should stand as a wake up call to us all that none of us are immune from this threat, and it is time to get serious in addressing this challenge", Warner said in a statement Monday. [Full Article...]

Pakistan's cooperation in Afghan peace process crucial: Afghan foreign ministry

Pakistan's cooperation in Afghan peace process crucial: Afghan foreign ministry Zalmay Khalilzad , special adviser on reconciliation speaks during a news conference in Kabul , Afghanistan, March 13, 2009. US and Taliban officials were set to meet in the United Arab Emirates Monday to discuss ending the long-running war in Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

North Korea warns United States sanctions may 'block path to denuclearisation'

North Korea warns United States sanctions may 'block path to denuclearisation' With Kim's power base seemingly more solid than ever, and his recent effort to establish himself on the world stage through summits with President Donald Trump and others, North Korea watchers have been on the lookout for signs that his own personality cult is being bolstered. [Full Article...]


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