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Blast near Syria US-led coalition patrol, casualties reported

Blast near Syria US-led coalition patrol, casualties reported All eyes on Trump ...: Already dealing with the fallout from a weeks-long government shutdown at home, the USA president now has to contend with new facts on the ground in Syria. "The caliphate has crumbled, and ISIS has been defeated", Pence said, using an acronym for the terror group. We've beaten them and we've beaten them badly. [Full Article...]

Erdogan keen on creation of Syria 'security zone'

Erdogan keen on creation of Syria 'security zone' Failure to comply would " devastate Turkey economically", Trump warns. The uncertainties associated with the drawdown of US military troops in Syria have all players on edge, inspiring somewhat conflicting statements from the Trump administration. [Full Article...]

Gdansk’s Mayor Adamowicz stabbed on stage

Gdansk’s Mayor Adamowicz stabbed on stage While the country's president called for a period of "soul searching", hours later the main state-controlled television channel said the killing was a result of opposition parties triggering a rise in hate speech. Patel we are with you". In 1990, he became a city councilor for Gdansk, rising to the mayor of the city in 1998. Adamowicz has been mayor of Gdansk for two decades and the Civi... [Full Article...]

US tells Saudis to hold 'accountable' killers of journalist

US tells Saudis to hold 'accountable' killers of journalist He will return home after meetings in Oman instead of traveling on to Kuwait. USA officials had earlier said that Saudi explanations about Khashoggi's death had not surpassed the "threshold" of credibility, and US intelligence has determined that the crown prince was involved, according to US lawmakers briefed on the matter. [Full Article...]

White House asked for options to strike Iran

White House asked for options to strike Iran The decision was prompted by three mortars being fired into a diplomatic quarter in Baghdad in September, the newspaper said. The shells failed to hit any target and there were no casualties. "This administration takes an expansive view of war authorities and is leaning into confrontation with Iran at a time when there are numerous tripwires for conflict across the region", NIAC president Jam... [Full Article...]

More gunfire heard in Kenya's capital

More gunfire heard in Kenya's capital He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters. He did not give details. "We are aware that armed criminals are holing up in the hotel and special forces are now currently flushing them out", Mr Boinnet said. [Full Article...]

Fentanyl a cause of overdoses at house

Fentanyl a cause of overdoses at house The person who died was not identified and the conditions of the non-critical victims were not released . All of the people hospitalized were over 18 and most appeared to be in their 20s, Chico police commander Mike Rodden said. These types of drugs are "extraordinarily unsafe", O'Brien said. "'That is changing unfortunately, and now we've had this mass casualty incident... [Full Article...]

Brexit: EU has hard questions to answer, says DUP

Brexit: EU has hard questions to answer, says DUP Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said the Theresa May's defeat over the Brexit deal reinforced the need for the Irish government to "stand firm" on the backstop. He said the focus must be on avoiding the "unintended consequence" of Brexit which he said would be "any physical border infrastructure or related border checks or controls". [Full Article...]

Saudi woman granted asylum in Canada to speak publicly

Saudi woman granted asylum in Canada to speak publicly The young Saudi woman who fled her family successfully harnessing the power of Twitter to secure asylum in Canada . On Tuesday, she shared a picture on Snapchat of her breakfast of Canadian-style bacon and eggs captioned "Omg bacon" with heart emojis and the Canada flag. [Full Article...]

AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump's lawyers

AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump's lawyers In his testimony, Barr said he has known Mueller professionally for 30 years and has confidence in his abilities. During the hearing, Barr's past comments about the Mueller investigation attracted scrutiny, including an unsolicited memo he sent the Justice Department previous year criticizing the special counsel's inquiry into whether Trump had sought to obstruct justice. [Full Article...]

Fuel price rise triggers Zimbabwe riots

Fuel price rise triggers Zimbabwe riots Security Minister Owen Ncube confirmed there had been deaths but did not give a figure. Zimbabwe doesn't have enough foreign exchange to fund imports and pay workers, many of whom are refusing to accept salaries in electronic money or so-called bond notes because they trade at a discount to hard currency on the black market. [Full Article...]

Trump suggests 'full Indian garb' for Warren's husband in renewed attack

Trump suggests 'full Indian garb' for Warren's husband in renewed attack The president began calling the Massachusetts Senator "Pocahontas" in 2017 as a jab at her previous claims of Native American ancestry. "Wounded Knee" refers to an 1890 massacre in which approximately 150 Native Americans were killed. Army forces, led by General George Custer, were beaten back by Native Americans, and 268 U.S. soldiers were killed. "Your racist tweet is a disgrace, and it di... [Full Article...]

Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators The other extreme is that the President is completely innocent, and we discussed that too, ' Baker told the House Intelligence Committee. I never worked for Russian Federation. When Pirro asked if he had ever worked for Russia, Trump said it was "the most insulting thing I've ever been asked". "Like I said: a puppet", tweeted Hillary Clinton, the Democratic heavyweight beaten by Trump's insurg... [Full Article...]

Dem Pushes Censure for Rep. King Over White Supremacy Remark

Dem Pushes Censure for Rep. King Over White Supremacy Remark Many were outraged by King's comments questioning the offensiveness of white supremacy. Rep. Steve King , R-Iowa, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, is under fire again for making controversial remarks. "I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists", Trump told Jake Tapper on CNN's State of the Union . [Full Article...]

Hostage situation at New Jersey UPS facility ends with suspect shot

Hostage situation at New Jersey UPS facility ends with suspect shot An armed gunman is reported to have taken his girlfriend and another man hostage at a UPS processing facility in New Jersey. Thirty-two UPS employees were evacuated to a Holiday Inn, about 10 minutes away, Gloucester County spokeswoman Debra Sellitto said. [Full Article...]

Canada granting asylum to Saudi teenager Rahaf al-Qunun: Trudeau

Canada granting asylum to Saudi teenager Rahaf al-Qunun: Trudeau Alqunun, who was stopped by Thai authorities, had barricaded herself in her airport hotel room and demanded to meet with representatives of the Office of the U.N. "Canada has been unequivocal that we'll stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world", Trudeau said. "If she is found to be a refugee, then we will give very, very, very serious consideration to a humanitarian visa", h... [Full Article...]

Pentagon was asked to draw up plans for attack on Iran

Pentagon was asked to draw up plans for attack on Iran But they triggered unusual alarm in Washington, where Mr. Trump's national security team led by John Bolton conducted a series of meetings to discuss a forceful American response, including what many saw as the unusual request for options to strike Iran. [Full Article...]

China Rejects Trudeau's Immunity Claim for Detained Canadian

China Rejects Trudeau's Immunity Claim for Detained Canadian In December, Chinese state media raised the case of Robert Lloyd Schellenberg , who at that point was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was arrested along with Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor on vague national security allegations after a top Chinese executive with telecommunications network equipment giant Huawei was detained in Canada on December 1 at the request of Washington. [Full Article...]

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign paid $1,500 fine to NY state

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign paid $1,500 fine to NY state Democrats are insane to be criticizing this woman". "If you look at the majority of new Democrats in the house, they tend to be, I say, center-left, if they are not left-left", he said. She remains under scrutiny after avoiding answering questions on whether she will follow through with her own advice to fellow lawmakers to "have some integrity" and forgo their paychecks during the partial gover... [Full Article...]

Father of Slain Davis Officer: ‘She Died Doing What She Loved’

Father of Slain Davis Officer: ‘She Died Doing What She Loved’ Eventually, officers found the suspect dead inside the home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound . Pytel said the department hasn't had an officer die in the line of duty since 1959. "We are grateful for the professionalism displayed by law enforcement, firefighters and medical staff who responded to the incident". "The department did a big donation drive with the fires up in Paradise and I know... [Full Article...]


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