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United Nations backs new sanctions on North Korea after missile test

United Nations backs new sanctions on North Korea after missile test The resolution bans the supply of almost 75 percent of refined oil products to North Korea, puts a cap on crude deliveries and orders all North Korean nationals working overseas to be sent back by the end of 2019. The resolution was drafted by USA ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, with China, but was criticised by other council members for the short period of time they had to consider them, and fo... [Full Article...]

Mumbai's first AC local train makes maiden journey

Mumbai's first AC local train makes maiden journey Mumbai (Maharashtra), Dec 25 (ANI): The Indian Railways on Monday flagged off the country's first air-conditioned suburban local train for Mumbai commuters. "The RPF personnel will be posted for crowd management and security objective in the train". According to him, each air-conditioned "local" has a total capacity of 5,964 passengers. [Full Article...]

Bus crashes into Moscow subway killing four people

Bus crashes into Moscow subway killing four people A bus has ploughed into passersby at the entrance to a subway station in Moscow , Russia, killing at least four people, RT reports . According to preliminary information, at least 15 people were hurt. "The driver failed to control his vehicle", the source said. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin was quoted by Russian media as saying that he had ordered all city buses to be checked in the afterma... [Full Article...]

Haley: US Cutting $285 Million off UN Contributions

Haley: US Cutting $285 Million off UN Contributions The General Assembly adopted a budget of $5.396 billion for 2018-2019, slightly below the $5.4 billion that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had sought. Guterres' budget proposal was $200 million below the 2016-2017 biennial budget. Out of the 193-member General Assembly, 128 countries voted in favor of declaring Trump's recognition of the city as the Jewish state's capital "null and void". [Full Article...]

Zuma set to appeal High Court judgment on #StateCapture

Zuma set to appeal High Court judgment on #StateCapture President Jacob Zuma's appeal against the North Gauteng High Court judgment ordering him to establish an independent judicial commission to investigate state capture should be viewed as a serious cause for concern‚ says the SACP. This isn't the only legal battle the president faces. "W$3 e have as a PEC openly declared our commitment to fight corruption in all its manifestation". [Full Article...]

Trump ambassador caught lying about Muslim 'no-go zones' on Dutch news show

Trump ambassador caught lying about Muslim 'no-go zones' on Dutch news show Fred Fleitz, who used to be Congressman Hoekstra's senior advisor, was asked to react to the words of his former boss on Twitter. Dutch journalist to new US Ambassador: you said there were "no go zones" in Netherlands, where are they? "I didn't say that". [Full Article...]

Electrical fire displaces Texas family of eight on Christmas Eve

Electrical fire displaces Texas family of eight on Christmas Eve They said the children's mother had just brought their presents inside yesterday and they were destroyed in the fire. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family, and they are also accepting drop-off donations at the IHOP in Lindale. [Full Article...]

Korea vows to boost nuclear capability after latest United Nations sanctions

Korea vows to boost nuclear capability after latest United Nations sanctions The North Korean Foreign Minister has stated that the country will continue to develop its nuclear program "for self-defense purposes" to protect itself from "hostile" acts by the US. A view of the newly developed intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15's test was successfully launched is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang Nove... [Full Article...]

Islamic State claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul

Islamic State claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. The blast occurred near the Abdulhaq Square. One other person was injured and the toll might increase, according to the Health Ministry. Following the attack, a gunbattle erupted between security forces and attackers. In October, dozens of Afghans were killed in two mosque attacks , claimed by ISIS, only to be followed the next day by a s... [Full Article...]

President Trump in town for Christmas

President Trump in town for Christmas He spoke with Air Force airmen in Qatar, Marines in Kuwait, sailors from the 5th Fleet in the Middle East, Coast Guardsmen in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and soldiers from Kuwait. Trump also revisited a common refrain during the brief portion of the call open to members of the media: He bragged that Americans, under him, are now proudly saying Merry Christmas. [Full Article...]

Helicopters help rescue 200 skiers after gondola breaks down in French Alps

Helicopters help rescue 200 skiers after gondola breaks down in French Alps The regional broadcaster France Bleu Isere put the number of people left dangling in the cable cars as high as 160. Violaine Demaret, an official in the Isere region where the fault took place, said two civil security helicopters dropped rescue personnel over every auto to rescue those inside. [Full Article...]

Tunisia suspends UAE flights after security measures: ministry

Tunisia suspends UAE flights after security measures: ministry The agency quoted the Emirati diplomat as saying that the measures were "temporary and relating to security arrangements" and that the ban had been lifted. The women involved said that the decision was discriminatory against Tunisian women and a violation of passengers' rights, given that they were visa-holders and had valid tickets. [Full Article...]

Flake not ruling out presidential bid

Flake not ruling out presidential bid And, he has openly criticized the president on several matters over roughly the past 18 months, including Trump's travel ban affecting mostly Muslim countries - and more recently the president's support for Republican Roy Moore , who recently lost the special Senate election in Alabama amid accusations of sexual misconduct decades ago. [Full Article...]

Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem, president says

Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem, president says They also published the President's Christmas message, in which he said he will not accept any United States peace plan because the USA has aligned itself with Israel and therefore can not be an honest broker. No other country has their embassy for Israel in Jerusalem, though the Czech Republic has said it is considering such a move. Many governments have long said that the fate of Jerusalem... [Full Article...]

Cooler Weather For Christmas

Cooler Weather For Christmas This is your chance to get out and get rid of any ice on your walkway as we have more weather coming in for Christmas . Despite seeing some sunshine, it's going to feel more like the single digits with a westerly breeze during the day. We may not even see 50 degrees again this year! The actual cold front will not completely clear the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry until early evening. [Full Article...]

Pence says 'real progress' in war in Afghanistan

Pence says 'real progress' in war in Afghanistan Bush. Pence told the leaders he hoped his presence there was tangible evidence that the United States was "here to see this through". "The results are really beginning to become evident around the country", he said, adding that Ghani and Abdullah had said "they've begun to see a sea change in the attitudes among the Taliban". [Full Article...]

Pakistan says militants kill 3 troops in cross-border attack

Pakistan says militants kill 3 troops in cross-border attack The ambassador said Pakistan has rendered supreme sacrifices in war against terrorism. "We are not looking for any money, we are not for sale, a trust-based relationship is the only way forward", he added. "Pakistan is suffering directly due to unrest in the neighbouring country", he added. Terrorists fire raided from across the border on Frontiers Corps (FC KP) troops busy in construction of ... [Full Article...]

Harrisburg gunman 'directly' targeted police officers

Harrisburg gunman 'directly' targeted police officers Soweilam said the family had been estranged from El-Mofty, who had been married to his sister until they separated about six years ago. Houlton said incidents like the one involving El-Mofty "highlight the Trump administration's concerns with extended family chain migration". [Full Article...]

White Christmas coming for the QCA

White Christmas coming for the QCA Vancouver Island will get more snow than Vancouver with the Lower Mainland pegged at one in 10 chance of a white Christmas. It's recommended those flying out of Toronto check the status of flights at Toronto Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport . [Full Article...]

First flight for the largest amphibian aircraft in the world

First flight for the largest amphibian aircraft in the world The 121-feet long AG600 aircraft plane, codenamed "Kunlong", took off from the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai and flew for nearly an hour on its maiden voyage. The collection of submerged rocks lies roughly 80 kilometres from Malaysia's coastline and about 1,800 kilometres from the Chinese mainland. China is engaged in the military build-up and the successful flight by the aircraft will add to ... [Full Article...]


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