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Putin touts first hypersonic, nuclear-capable weapon for 2019

Putin touts first hypersonic, nuclear-capable weapon for 2019 Mr Putin said the Avangard has an intercontinental range and can fly in the atmosphere at 20 times the speed of sound. The Avangard is a strategic intercontinental ballistic missile system equipped with a hypersonic glide vehicle. "We will take additional measures to unconditionally provide results in all similar issues the General Staff and the Defense Ministry consider promising for the equi... [Full Article...]

Indonesia Reroutes All Flights as Volcano Alert Level Raised

Indonesia Reroutes All Flights as Volcano Alert Level Raised They are anxious that sea water could rise again. More than 16,000 people were displaced in the aftermath, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency. Indonesia, a vast Southeast Asian archipelago, is one of the most disaster-hit nations on Earth due to its position straddling the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, where tectonic plates collide. [Full Article...]

Search underway for man who killed California police officer

Search underway for man who killed California police officer The 33-year-old officer was rushed to a hospital and died from gunshot wounds. A Blue Alert, signaling that a violent criminal is being sought, has been issued for Stanislaus, Tuolumne, San Joaquin and Merced counties. Corporal Singh is survived by his wife, Anamika, and 5-month son. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department will be leading the investigation. "He was living the American Dr... [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump pays unannounced visit to United States troops in Iraq

President Donald Trump pays unannounced visit to United States troops in Iraq The previous day, the president paid a surprise visit to the Al-Asad Air Base west of Baghdad along with the first lady, Melania Trump. Trump made the surprise visit to US troops in Iraq on Wednesday, his first trip to a conflict zone almost two years into his presidency and days after announcing a pullout of American troops from neighboring Syria . [Full Article...]

Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow, Poor Travel Conditions

Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow, Poor Travel Conditions Most of Minnesota should be in the clear by the afternoon, and snow could linger across northwest Wisconsin and the UP through Friday evening. The heaviest snow will end late Thursday, however blowing snow may persist through Friday afternoon. [Full Article...]

After the holidays, partial government shutdown to gain impact

After the holidays, partial government shutdown to gain impact That bill provided $1.3 billion for border security projects but not money for the wall. Democrats have dug in and are refusing to give in to Trump's demand for $5 billion. But many rank-and-file workers have gone to social media with stories of the financial hardship they expect to face because of the shutdown, now in its fourth day. [Full Article...]

Christians in Iraq's Kirkuk enjoy peaceful Christmas

Christians in Iraq's Kirkuk enjoy peaceful Christmas Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan on Monday extended his heartiest greetings to all the members of the Christian fraternity and the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on the eve of Christmas . In a message, the Governor said, " Christmas is a time of joyous remembrance of Jesus Christ". The governor added that: "Jesus Christ has been described as the prince of peace". [Full Article...]

Gunmen storm foreign ministry in Tripoli

Gunmen storm foreign ministry in Tripoli Two managed to get inside and blow themselves up. At least three members of staff were killed and 21 others were wounded, health ministry spokesman Wedad Abo Al Niran said. IS took advantage of the chaos to gain a foothold in the coastal city of Sirte in 2015. After eight months of fighting, forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord regained control of the city. [Full Article...]

Trump insists on building border wall amid government shutdown

Trump insists on building border wall amid government shutdown Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. More than 380,000 federal employees also face furloughs - unpaid time off - though Congress could pass legislation to pay workers for any pay missed as a result of furloughs. [Full Article...]

Trump And Melania Make Surprise Christmas Visit To Iraq

Trump And Melania Make Surprise Christmas Visit To Iraq As Fox News reported, Trump was joined by National Security Adviser John Bolton at Al Asad Air Base for meetings with military leaders. Air Force One flew overnight from Washington, landing at an airbase west of Baghdad under the cover of darkness on Wednesday evening (local time). [Full Article...]

Merry Christmas from the CKPG News Team!

Merry Christmas from the CKPG News Team! There were topics happy, sad, and everything in between, but regardless of their subject matter, they have built us as individuals into stronger people. Take care everybody, and thank you for reading your News Shopper. To my fellow staff, and your families, here at CubsHQ.com, thank you. As another Christmas wraps up and many wake up this morning with a celebratory hangover, we are besieged with... [Full Article...]

4.8 quake hits area near Sicily’s Mount Etna

4.8 quake hits area near Sicily’s Mount Etna Despite the closure of a part of the highway running along the coast, the airport at the eastern city of Catania , the capital of the province, was open. Mt Etna on Sicily, locally called "Mongibello", is Europe's largest and most active volcano . A new fracture has opened near Etna's southeast crater and lava has been flowing down an uninhabited slope. [Full Article...]

Italy’s Mount Etna erupts, closing Sicily’s Catania Airport

Italy’s Mount Etna erupts, closing Sicily’s Catania Airport Mount Etna marked Christmas celebrations with a spike in seismic activity, causing a new fracture to open up at the base of a southeast crater at around 11 am Monday morning. Hikers at higher elevations were brought down to 6,230 feet for safety concerns. Etna frequently bursts into action - but it's last major eruption was in 1992. [Full Article...]

UAE says missing Princess Latifa is at home with family in Dubai

UAE says missing Princess Latifa is at home with family in Dubai The pictures were released months after friends and supporters said she disappeared when commandos stormed her boat while she was trying to escape from Emirates. "She said it was worth taking any kind of risk as she had literally had enough of her life in Dubai", Jauhiainen told Sky News . "If she is only held for having tried to flee the country or for any other reason incompatible with human ri... [Full Article...]

Moroccan suspects in killing of Scandinavian women were acting alone, official says

Moroccan suspects in killing of Scandinavian women were acting alone, official says The bodies of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, of Denmark and Maren Ueland, 28, of Norway were found Monday in an isolated area near Imlil, often the starting point for treks to Mount Toubkal, North Africa's highest peak and a popular hiking destination. [Full Article...]

'Cracking noises' trigger evacuation of Sydney apartment tower

'Cracking noises' trigger evacuation of Sydney apartment tower They have made their own arrangements for accommodation. Firefighters and engineers are expected to enter the complex later on Monday to investigate the reported cracks on the 10th floor and their cause - including whether the building is in danger of collapse. [Full Article...]

Trump seeks high ground over Mattis as Syria withdrawal is ordered

Trump seeks high ground over Mattis as Syria withdrawal is ordered Administration officials said Trump was annoyed by Mattis' resignation letter, which included an implicit criticism of Trump's disregard for allies. It is unusual for the Pentagon to have an acting secretary of defense. "Deputy Secretary will continue to serve as directed by the president, and the Department of Defence will remain focused on the defence of the nation", Buccino said on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , politics, donald trump, notorious rbg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , politics, donald trump, notorious rbg Court officials say she has nearly fully recovered from her ordeal, and the Supreme Court will return for business on January 4. "Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday [25 December] and is recuperating at home", Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Limbaugh: Trump gave word he’ll veto any bill without border wall money

Limbaugh: Trump gave word he’ll veto any bill without border wall money Trump put off plans to head to his Florida estate for Christmas and remained in Washington . On Christmas Day, Donald Trump talked up his proposed Southern border wall by saying the only kinds of people who could ever get over it would be immigrants with Olympic levels of physical strength. [Full Article...]

Syria state media says Israeli planes attack targets near Damascus

Syria state media says Israeli planes attack targets near Damascus The Syrian air defenses were triggered on Tuesday evening to a heavy Israeli missile attack that targeted areas in the countryside of the capital Damascus, according to the state media outlets. "The aggression originated from above the Lebanese territories and a number of hostile targets were downed", Syrian TV said. Lebanon's the state-run National News Agency earlier reported that Israeli warp... [Full Article...]


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