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UNGA adopts Ukraine's resolution on human rights violations in Crimea

UNGA adopts Ukraine's resolution on human rights violations in Crimea A helicopter was visible onboard, the witness said. Ukraine has asked Germany to increase its presence in the Black Sea to deter further action from Russian Federation. Moscow has accused the 24 sailors of illegally crossing the Russian border, which Ukraine denies. "The army groups of the Russian Federation along the Ukrainian border, in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and Cr... [Full Article...]

Syria sends reinforcements east after Trump's pullout plan

Syria sends reinforcements east after Trump's pullout plan He also praised U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis , who resigned after Donald Trump's withdrawal decision. "As for the question concerning our U.S. Trump last week ordered a complete troop pullout from Syria, asserting that the Islamic State group had been defeated, as well as a significant withdrawal from Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

A Devastating Tsunami Has Hit Indonesia Without Warning, Killing Hundreds

A Devastating Tsunami Has Hit Indonesia Without Warning, Killing Hundreds Seo Bo-bin has the latest. Authorities warned residents and tourists in coastal areas around the Sunda Strait to stay away from beaches and a high-tide warning remained in place through until December 25. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency said the tsunami waves were exacerbated by abnormally high tides because of the full moon. [Full Article...]

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Be careful what you wish for

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Be careful what you wish for It gave some, especially some newcomers to the North Country, hope for a white Christmas this year. People travelling across Britain to spend Christmas with family and friends have endured a miserable day on the move after showers continued throughout Sunday. [Full Article...]

White House makes counter-offer, demanding less for border wall: budget director

White House makes counter-offer, demanding less for border wall: budget director White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Sunday said the partial government shutdown gridlocking Washington could extend into the new year . Trump has savored the prospect of a shutdown over the wall for months. Trump also indicated that the shutdown could last for longer than usual due to their opposition. [Full Article...]

Mattis, McGurk exits leave Syria in "state of uncertainty"

Mattis, McGurk exits leave Syria in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and USA counterpart Donald Trump agreed in a phone conversation Sunday to prevent a power vacuum in Syria after American ground forces withdraw, the Turkish presidency said. Brett McGurk , the U.S. special envoy for the coalition to defeat ISIS, on Friday evening informed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he is quitting in protest of President Donal... [Full Article...]

Trump planning 'troop withdrawal from Afghanistan'

Trump planning 'troop withdrawal from Afghanistan' The US has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan working either with a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission to support Afghan forces or in separate counter-terrorism operations. The order marked a significant departure from Trump's August 2017 decision to slightly increase the number of United States troops in Afghanistan and keep them in place with conditions on the ground dictating withdrawal... [Full Article...]

U.S. Supreme Court denies Trump’s ban on asylum for illegal migrants

U.S. Supreme Court denies Trump’s ban on asylum for illegal migrants Trump had issued a presidential proclamation on November 9 saying he was acting to protect the United States national interest against the thousands of Central American migrants walking towards the U.S. Government statistics show the number of undocumented immigrants arrested near the Mexican border is less than half what it was a decade ago, the groups said. [Full Article...]

Fiance accused of killing Colorado woman missing for month

Fiance accused of killing Colorado woman missing for month The arrest warrant affidavit has been sealed and authorities declined to say what led to Frazee's arrest. District Attorney Dan May would not elaborate on the circumstances behind his being charged with solicitation to commit murder , but said that it is a crime to solicit somebody to commit another crime. [Full Article...]

Veteran who served in Arizona raises millions for US-Mexico border wall

Veteran who served in Arizona raises millions for US-Mexico border wall Trump wants $5.7 billion for the project, but a budget bill created to keep the government running until February that passed the US Senate did not contain those funds. Brian Kolfage launched the GoFundMe page Sunday, and it had generated $13 million in donations as of Friday afternoon. NBC's beef with Kolfage is a recent business venture he doesn't mention in his bio sketch on the Build the ... [Full Article...]

Canada Demands China Immediately Release Detainees

Canada Demands China Immediately Release Detainees The United States has been looking since at least 2016 into whether Huawei shipped US -origin products to Iran and other countries in violation of USA export and sanctions laws, Reuters reported in April. The authorities said the third Canadian, Sarah McIver, is undergoing "administrative punishment" for working illegally in China. He is allowed only one consular visit from Canadian diplom... [Full Article...]

Memo by Trump's attorney general pick raises alarms on Russian Federation probe's future

Memo by Trump's attorney general pick raises alarms on Russian Federation probe's future Later, a senior Justice Department official provided a much more detailed account of the ethics consultation. Boyd said the "appearance-of-impartiality" test in Whitaker's case was deemed a "close call" in which "credible arguments could be made either way", a finding he said Whitaker cited in his decision to retain his discretion to oversee the Mueller investigation. [Full Article...]

Tsunami hits coastal towns on Sunda Strait

Tsunami hits coastal towns on Sunda Strait Evacuation for the victims of the tsunami striking Pandeglang district, the worst hit area, in Banten province, Serang district of the province and Lampung Selatan district in Lampung district, is being undertaken by rescuers, said Sutopo. [Full Article...]

Speaker Ryan says Trump 'will not sign' bill to keep government open

Speaker Ryan says Trump 'will not sign' bill to keep government open We protect nations all over the world, but Democrats are unwilling to protect our nation. On immigration, Ryan said no matter how the current border wall battle is resolved, "The system will still be in need of serious reform". This announcement was met with opposition from some GOP leaders in Congress, including members of the Freedom Caucus . The president went so far as to declare he would b... [Full Article...]

Stowaways detained after threatening crew on cargo ship off England's coast

Stowaways detained after threatening crew on cargo ship off England's coast Four men were detained under Britain's immigration laws and the vessel was being taken safely to the port of Tilbury, police said in a statement. Police said there were no indications anyone on board had been harmed and that the incident was not being treated as a "hostage, piracy or terror related" event. [Full Article...]

Fiancé of missing woman arrested for her murder

Fiancé of missing woman arrested for her murder ABC News has confirmed that Patrick Frazee , the fiancé of missing Woodland Park mom Kelsey Berreth , was taken into custody at his home in Teller County Friday morning, and authorities say they don't believe she is alive. Investigators who went to Berreth's house found cinnamon rolls in the kitchen and both of her cars outside. Location data later suggested that by November 25 the phone was i... [Full Article...]

USA charges two Chinese in hacking case

USA charges two Chinese in hacking case Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the charges at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on December 20, together with FBI Director Christopher Wray and other officials. The actions, Rosenstein said, are in direct violation of China's 2015 agreement with the United States to end economic cyber-espionage and other commitments China made to members of the G-20 economic group and the world com... [Full Article...]

North Korea says denuclearisation depends on removal of U.S. threat

North Korea says denuclearisation depends on removal of U.S. threat One researcher at a state-run think tank said, " North Korea seems intent on promoting basketball to a national sport" because the current leader , portly Kim Jong-un, is a basketball fan. North Korea has also condemned the USA decision to slap sanctions on senior aides to Kim over human rights concerns, although Pyongyang was careful to blame the State Department and voice faith in Trump . [Full Article...]

House approves border wall funding as shutdown nears; bill goes to Senate

House approves border wall funding as shutdown nears; bill goes to Senate The House of Representatives did cobble together a bill that would keep things afloat until February 8, but it also included $5.7 billion for President Trump's border wall , which is something he demanded. The U.S. Postal Service, busy delivering packages for the holiday season, would not be affected because it's an independent agency. "I looked him in the eyes today, and he was serious about... [Full Article...]

Trump wishes Flynn 'good luck' before sentencing

Trump wishes Flynn 'good luck' before sentencing Flynn's conduct, Sullivan said, had undermined everything that the flag in the courtroom stands for. Fox News' legal analyst has slammed President Donald Trump for defending his former national security adviser Michael Flynn in tweets. [Full Article...]


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