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North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk

North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk In a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency, the North praised Trump for his "willingness" to improve relations with Pyongyang, but said the United States treasury's decision to impose sanctions on three officials over alleged human rights abuses could "block the path to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula forever". [Full Article...]

Gas leak from spray cans suspected as cause of Sapporo explosion

Gas leak from spray cans suspected as cause of Sapporo explosion The Japan Times said the restaurant is in the Hiragishi district of Sapporo , which is the largest city on the northern island of Hokkaido . One person was in serious condition, but police said the other injuries were mostly mild. More than 40 people are believed to have been injured in a huge explosion in Japan. One witness reportedly said he had smelled gas after the explosion. [Full Article...]

British minister warns Brexit is stuck as no-deal or referendum loom

British minister warns Brexit is stuck as no-deal or referendum loom Hitting out at Mr Blair after a bruising week which ended with a disastrous European Union summit, the PM said: "I am fighting for a good deal for Britain". 'There will be no legally binding obligations imposed on the withdrawal treaty'. After meeting the British PM, Leo Varadkar said: "I have to say some of the suggestions she made, made sense, others I thought were hard but what I said unequiv... [Full Article...]

Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms Some experts have suggested this amounts to campaign finance law violations. Some are concerned Trump could cast himself as being persecuted by Democrats attempting to use the IRS to pursue their political enemies and warn his conservative backers that they might be next. [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong Cohen , a former member of Trump's inner circle who in the past called himself the president's "fixer", was sentenced on Wednesday in federal court in NY to three years in prison for campaign finance law violations related to the payments and other crimes to which he pleaded guilty. [Full Article...]

Backed militia retakes final Islamic State stronghold in Syria

Backed militia retakes final Islamic State stronghold in Syria Eight weeks of fighting has seen US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) take back Hajin using airstrikes by United States jets. Rahman also stated that 500 SDF fighters were killed. The country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked USA forces to clear the contentious Manbij town of YPG forces so as to avert any direct confrontation with Washington. [Full Article...]

Ryan Zinke leaving post as Secretary of the Interior

Ryan Zinke leaving post as Secretary of the Interior Past year he rescinded policies meant to give more weight to climate change and conservation in decisions about public lands . Democrats angrily called for his resignation, including one congressman whose op-ed on the subject drew an extraordinary rebuke from Zinke, who accused the Arizona Democrat of drunkenness and using taxpayer money to cover up inappropriate behavior. [Full Article...]

US to counter China, Russia influence in Africa: Bolton

US to counter China, Russia influence in Africa: Bolton Al-Qaida linked groups have been tied to over 200 attacks in G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger) since January 2017, primarily targeting MINUSMA forces while terrorizing civilians and destroying infrastructure, according to U.S. [Full Article...]

Australia recognise West Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Australia recognise West Jerusalem as Israel's capital He is also expected to acknowledge the aspirations of Palestinians for a future state with its capital in East Jerusalem . The main opposition Labor Party, which polls show is on track to win power, doesn't support the move as it says Jerusalem's status should be determined as part of an overall two-state solution. [Full Article...]

First Lady Melania Trump Sits Down with Sean Hannity

Asked by the pundit what has been the hardest thing she's had to deal with, Trump went to her husband's go-to punching bags. "From comedians, to journalists, to performers, book writers". In the interview, Trump also talked about how she keeps up with her husband President Donald Trump's administration, and isn't afraid to offer her opinions. [Full Article...]

Court rules against Sri Lanka president, impeachment edges closer

Court rules against Sri Lanka president, impeachment edges closer Sirisena triggered the unprecedented political crisis on October 26 when he fired Wickremesinghe and appointed contentious former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse in his place. Sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's party had said it would await the outcome of Thursday's decision before deciding whether to open impeachment proceedings. [Full Article...]

Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from Premiership

Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from Premiership The controversially appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today has chose to resign from his post following the Supreme Court's refusal to stay an Appeal Court interim injunction against him and his cabinet from functioning as a government. [Full Article...]

Trump fights Democrats in heated on-camera clash

Trump fights Democrats in heated on-camera clash During the White House meeting, Pelosi and Schumer, a New York Democrat, referenced the possible government freeze as a "Trump shutdown". Trump and Schumer jabbed at each other over the import of the midterm elections - and who will be blamed if a shutdown occurs. [Full Article...]

Nielsen: Girl's Death 'Sad Example' of Dangers of Crossing Illegally

Nielsen: Girl's Death 'Sad Example' of Dangers of Crossing Illegally The girl, who illegally crossed the border from Mexico along with her father and dozens of others, died of "dehydration and shock ", the newspaper reported , citing the US Customs and Border Protection . CBP has not yet released the girl's name. In other comments on "Fox & Friends", Nielsen slammed immigrants who marched on the US Consulate in Tijuana, Mexico, demanding that they either be... [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May confronts Jean-Claude Juncker over 'nebulous' comments

The UK PM admitted having a "robust" discussion with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. "I was following the debate in the House and I can not see where the British Parliament is heading at.' To laughter from journalists, Mr Juncker said: 'In the course of the morning, after having checked what I said yesterday night, she was kissing me". [Full Article...]

President Trump’s inaugural committee under criminal investigation, sources say

President Trump’s inaugural committee under criminal investigation, sources say It focuses on donations to Trump's inaugural fund and to a political action committee or "super PAC", Rebuilding America Now, which was set up in mid-2016 to support the-then Republican candidate's final push for the White House. In a statement released on Friday, Trump's inaugural committee said the celebration was "in full compliance with all applicable laws". Haney, who donated $1 million to ... [Full Article...]

May urges Europe to set date for post Brexit trade deal

May urges Europe to set date for post Brexit trade deal May said she believed there was "a majority in parliament who want to follow through on the referendum and leave with a negotiated deal" but cautioned that an accidental no deal was possible. Her victory in a confidence vote of Conservative MPs late Wednesday made her immune from further challenge in her party for a year, but she was forced to admit she would quit by 2022. [Full Article...]

Erdogan: Turkey to Start Military Operation East of Euphrates in Couple Days

Erdogan: Turkey to Start Military Operation East of Euphrates in Couple Days The Manbij agreement was inked between Turkey and the U.S.in early June. Turkey and the U.S. have always been at odds over Syria , where Washington has backed the YPG Kurdish militia in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). [Full Article...]

Federal Judge Demands Exculpatory Documents in Flynn Case

Federal Judge Demands Exculpatory Documents in Flynn Case That's not the case. Heck wouldn't say whether he believed this meant President Donald Trump would be impeached or resign from office but expressed a belief that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe is moving "closer and closer" to the president himself. [Full Article...]

Motorists nab cash spilled by armoured truck, causing crashes

Motorists nab cash spilled by armoured truck, causing crashes A man wearing a Brinks security company uniform, presumably the driver of the money-leaking truck, was also seen running around the highway trying to pick up the money. It is now unknown how much cash spilled out of the truck. Police Capt. Phil Taormina says it looks as if the vehicle had an issue with the lock on one of its doors. [Full Article...]


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