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United States plans full withdrawal of troops from Syria

United States plans full withdrawal of troops from Syria The official would not provide a timeline for a withdrawal, saying only: "We will ensure force protection is adequately maintained, but as quickly as possible". Though Trump had openly spoken about wanting to leave Syria back in March , senior officials in his administration have said that U.S. forces would stay there indefinitely. [Full Article...]

Labour slams Government for ‘reckless and irresponsible’ no-deal Brexit stance

Labour slams Government for ‘reckless and irresponsible’ no-deal Brexit stance Theresa May's Cabinet agreed to implement all the government's no deal plans despite bitter divisions between cabinet members over whether leaving the European Union without a deal would be acceptable. The Welsh Government will be "further intensifying" preparations for a no-deal Brexit because Theresa May is "failing to negotiate an acceptable" agreement, it has said. [Full Article...]

Arrest warrant issued for Grace Mugabe, says AfriForum

Arrest warrant issued for Grace Mugabe, says AfriForum South African model Gabriella Engels , allegedly assaulted by Grace Mugabe , looks on during a press conference at the civil rights organization AfriForum on August 17, 2017 in Centurion. The model had posted pictures on social media, claiming they showed bruising to her head. Her sons with Robert Mugabe - who was deposed by a military coup last November - are also known for their decadent spend... [Full Article...]

Mahathir remains undeterred on Jerusalem move

Mahathir remains undeterred on Jerusalem move Both Israel and the Palestinians claim entire Jerusalem as their capital. "Furthermore recognising our commitment to a two-state solution, the Australian government has also resolved to acknowledge the aspirations of the Palestinian people for a future state with its capital in East Jerusalem", he said . [Full Article...]

White House announces troop withdrawal in Syria

White House announces troop withdrawal in Syria Such a decision, if confirmed, would upend assumptions about a longer-term U.S. military presence in Syria, which U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and other senior U.S. They were driven from almost all their former territory in Syria a year ago in separate campaigns waged by the US-backed SDF on the one hand, and the Russian-backed Syrian government on the other. [Full Article...]

Turkish US Tensions Deepen Over Syrian Kurds

Turkish US Tensions Deepen Over Syrian Kurds President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed Turkey would remove a Kurdish militia viewed as terrorists by Ankara from northern Syria if the U.S. These terrorists have to leave areas east of the Euphrates. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosion killed eight people and appeared to have been caused by a auto bomb . [Full Article...]

Trump signs order to create U.S. Space Command

Trump signs order to create U.S. Space Command Announcing the move today, Vice President Mike Pence said the Space Force would become the sixth branch of the USA military and would herald "a new era of American national security in space". Air Force's next-generation GPS III satellite into space. As Pence began his remarks in Florida, the White House made the move official by releasing a memo from President Trump to Defense Secreta... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration To Officially Ban Bump Stocks, Report Says

Trump Administration To Officially Ban Bump Stocks, Report Says The websites for the most well-known bump stock manufacturers, Bumpfire System and Slide Fire, displayed notifications on Tuesday that they had already ceased direct sales of the devices. Bump stocks are described in the amended regulation as " devices that allow a semiautomatic firearm to shoot more than one shot with a single pull of a trigger " without any additional manipulation. [Full Article...]

White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand Another would be for Mr Trump to settle for the roughly US$1.4 billion that's now allocated for border fencing, which may be unlikely if Mr Trump sees the spending bill as his last chance to get his way before Democrats take over the House of Representatives in January. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's troubled charity foundation to shut down

Donald Trump's troubled charity foundation to shut down Trump's business and political interests". Check back for updates. The foundation has agreed to dissolve and within 30 days give the court a list of the not-for-profit organizations that will receive the remainder of the charity's assets. [Full Article...]

Report Prepared For Senate Shows Scale Of Russia Disinformation Larger Than Expected

Report Prepared For Senate Shows Scale Of Russia Disinformation Larger Than Expected The research provides more detail on known efforts by the Russian government's Internet Research Agency to bolster Republican Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign and sow discord among USA voters by posting on contentious issues such as gun violence and race, according to the Post . [Full Article...]

CPD officers killed by train while investigating shooting near tracks

CPD officers killed by train while investigating shooting near tracks The officers, who have not yet been identified, were doing surveillance on the city's Far South Side when they were hit by a train just after 6 p.m., the Chicago Tribune reported. 'It just highlights again how risky this job can be. About 6:20 p.m., Metra officials were informed that the victims had been struck by eastbound South Shore Line train 119, which left Millennium Station at 5:58 p.m.... [Full Article...]

United States airstrikes kill 62 militants in Somalia

United States airstrikes kill 62 militants in Somalia Al-Shabab uses parts of southern and central Somalia to plot and direct extremist attacks, steal humanitarian aid, extort the local populace to fund its operations, and shelter radicals, said US military statement. In 2016, there were 15 strikes on al-Shabab targets - and just 15 total in the seven years before that. "The strike has neutralized an imminent attack", said one Somali government o... [Full Article...]

Richmond group defending Huawei CFO calls arrest 'too dirty'

Richmond group defending Huawei CFO calls arrest 'too dirty' Supreme Court bail hearing in a drawing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada , Dec. 10, 2018. Freeland said it would be "up to Ms Meng's lawyers whether they choose to raise comments in the USA as part of their defence of Ms Meng". A former Canadian ambassador to Beijing, who was Kovrig's boss in China, said he would have been under the close watch of Chinese authorities years ago as he tra... [Full Article...]

Egypt uncovers intact 4,400-year-old pharaonic tomb near Giza pyramids

Egypt uncovers intact 4,400-year-old pharaonic tomb near Giza pyramids Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said the tomb had been discovered at the Saqqara archaeological site and was from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago. Egypt has had no shortage of archeological discoveries lately: Among other finds, a 2,000-year-old, perfectly sealed sarcophagus was unearthed in July; the tomb of a prominent priestess was found in February; ... [Full Article...]

UN force says Israel-Lebanon border tunnels violate truce

UN force says Israel-Lebanon border tunnels violate truce Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) said it had so far confirmed the existence of four tunnels which the Israeli army discovered in the vicinity of the border demarcation, known as the "Blue Line", adding the finds were of "serious concern". [Full Article...]

Ex-FBI chief Comey says Trump undermines rule of law with ‘lies’

Ex-FBI chief Comey says Trump undermines rule of law with ‘lies’ Mr Comey said that politicians, and especially Republicans, have to stop remaining quiet when Mr Trump makes false statements. But Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, a member of the House Oversight Committee, told reporters Comey was not being forthcoming enough. [Full Article...]

Afghan Taliban say will meet USA officials in UAE today

Afghan Taliban say will meet USA officials in UAE today This is the second time that Pakistan has arranged direct talks between the US and Taliban representatives after a similar initiative fell apart after an open meeting in 2015 at the hill resort of Murree, near Islamabad. China and Pakistan supported Afghanistan to make itself a regional pivot by giving a full play of its geographical advantages and to benefit from regional cooperative projects i... [Full Article...]

Australia reaffirms decision to recognise West Jerusalem as Israeli capital despite backlash

Australia reaffirms decision to recognise West Jerusalem as Israeli capital despite backlash Bahrain has stepped in to defend Australia's decision to recognise west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, amid global outrage from Arab and Muslim-majority nations. "Recognizing West Jerusalem as Israel's capital while ignoring recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Palestine shows glaring bias toward Israel", Aboul Gheit said at a forum in the United Arab Emirates. [Full Article...]

Cohen would refuse a pardon from Trump, his ex-lawyer says

Cohen would refuse a pardon from Trump, his ex-lawyer says Cohen, who was Trump's personal attorney for many years, was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday. His use of the term "rat" for Michael Cohen and mischaracterizing this as a break into his attorney's office, frankly makes him sound like a mob boss than the president of the United States. [Full Article...]


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