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UAE releases pictures of disappeared princess Sheikha Latifa

UAE releases pictures of disappeared princess Sheikha Latifa The UAE government has issued a photo of Princess Latifa, the runaway daughter of the ruler of Dubai and UAE prime minister , following worldwide outcry over her absence from the public spotlight. Latifa was last seen on March 5 being dragged into a rubber boat by Indian and Emirati forces, according to those who were with her. It was not straight away possible to validate details of the me... [Full Article...]

Thousands Evacuated on Christmas Eve After 'Cracking' Sounds Heard in New High-Rise

Thousands Evacuated on Christmas Eve After 'Cracking' Sounds Heard in New High-Rise SOME residents of a recently completed Sydney high-rise apartment today spent Christmas in makeshift camps after they were evacuated by authorities when "cracking noises" were heard in the building. on December 24. He said a local exclusion zone remained in the area of Opal Tower but all roads and public transport had returned to normal. The 117m Opal tower has 392 apartments over 34 sto... [Full Article...]

United States envoy to anti-IS coalition resigns after Trump's Syria decision

United States envoy to anti-IS coalition resigns after Trump's Syria decision US President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis two months earlier than had been expected, a move officials said was driven by Trump's anger at Mattis' resignation letter and its rebuke of his foreign policy. [Full Article...]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Up and working'

Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Up and working' A number of others rallied to share their support for the oldest justice on the court, including Chelsea Handler - who offered Ginsburg a lung, and then some. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is working as she recovers from cancer surgery. Last month she broke three ribs after a fall, and she also has been treated for cancer on two other occasions: in 1999 for colon cancer and again in 2009 for pancreatic can... [Full Article...]

Syrian air defense respond to suspected Israeli attack

Syrian air defense respond to suspected Israeli attack Syrian military confirmed via Syrian state media that an arms depot was hit in the attack and that three soldiers were wounded, Reuters reports . 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. [Full Article...]

'Nothing new' on shutdown, 'need border security'

'Nothing new' on shutdown, 'need border security' He put off plans to spend Christmas at his Florida estate and remained in Washington . The US President tweeted that he will be at the White House "all alone" waiting for a deal over border security, noting that the process of arguing about the deal might end up being more costly than the deal itself. [Full Article...]

China opposes demands by Western states for release of detained Canadians

China opposes demands by Western states for release of detained Canadians Amid this global diplomatic effort to put more pressure on China , Ms. Freeland said Canada continues talking with Beijing to explain that Ms. Meng's detention was not political and that she has been treated with respect throughout the judicial process. [Full Article...]

White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

But I certainly have confidence. I thought this was a parody account. "But other than that, I wish everybody a very merry Christmas ", he told reporters. Before the recent reversal in the stock market, which began during the fall, Trump had frequently boasted that stocks were soaring during his tenure, claiming credit for the upswing. [Full Article...]

President, First Lady help NORAD track Santa on Christmas Eve

President, First Lady help NORAD track Santa on Christmas Eve However, NORAD has declared it will continue its 63-year tradition , answering Santa requests from hundreds of children across the U.S. today. No government shutdown will stop NORAD from tracking Santa's slay on Christmas Eve. In fact, you can see a live feed of Santa's current location with his reindeer above. On most days NORAD observes airplanes, missiles and space launches. [Full Article...]

An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in United States custody on Christmas

An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in United States custody on Christmas More than a day before she died, Jakelin, her father and 161 other Central American migrants crossed the U.S. border outside Antelope Wells, New Mexico, seeking to turn themselves in to Border Patrol agents. A seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died earlier this month after being apprehended by border agents. Ruben Garcia, director of El Paso's Annunciation House, said on Tuesday that he had no reas... [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron expresses 'deep regrets' on US Syria withdrawal

Emmanuel Macron expresses 'deep regrets' on US Syria withdrawal Kurdish affairs analyst Mutlu Civiroglu said the U.S. withdrawal, announced abruptly by Trump last week , would open the way "for Turkey to start its operations against the Kurds, and a bloody war will begin". "To be an ally is to fight shoulder to shoulder", Macron said in Chad's capital N'Djamena with his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby, adding that France was doing just that in the fight a... [Full Article...]

Good travel day Monday, flurries may fall in time for Christmas

Good travel day Monday, flurries may fall in time for Christmas We aren't expecting much in the way of rain, though an isolated sprinkle to a little drizzle can not be completely ruled out. A chance of rain and snow between 1 a.m. The chance for snow goes up Christmas morning with some minor accumulation possible. "There's patches, but it's pretty much gone". The snow will gradually come to an end throughout the day, with just a few lingering flurries possib... [Full Article...]

President Erdogan has invited Trump to visit Turkey in 2019

President Erdogan has invited Trump to visit Turkey in 2019 In a new Twitter post, late Sunday Trump said his Turkish counterpart very strongly informed him that Turkey will eradicate whatever is left of Daesh in Syria. Youssef Hammoud, spokesperson for the Syrian opposition fighters, accused the US -backed Kurdish militia of reaching out to the Syrian government to replace USA troops if they withdraw. [Full Article...]

Santa Claus is coming to town and NORAD knows when

Santa Claus is coming to town and NORAD knows when More than 1,500 military personnel and volunteers in an air force base in Colorado will be hard at work Christmas Eve, tracking Santa Claus and answering children's calls, reported NPR . Absolutely magical stuff. Merry Christmas. "In addition of our day-to-day mission of defending North America, we are proud to carry on the tradition of tracking Santa as he travels along his yuletide flight", G... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police release pair without charge over Gatwick drone chaos

United Kingdom police release pair without charge over Gatwick drone chaos Some 140,000 passengers were affected during by the disruption. Detective Chief Superintendent Jason Tingley said on Sunday there was " always a possibility that there may not have been any genuine drone activity in the first place", because police relied on human witnesses to the sighting, The Guardian and The Times of London reported. [Full Article...]

The National Weather Service on whether it will be a white Christmas

The National Weather Service on whether it will be a white Christmas Chicagoans dreaming of a white Christmas morning will likely be met with a mixture of snow and freezing rain. Temperatures remain rather mild ranging from the 30s in the mountains to the 40s to around 50 elsewhere. The collision of temperatures creates uplift like a front, and allows snow to fall. Chris Wattie / Reuters A worker clears a sidewalk as light snow falls on Parliament Hill in on No... [Full Article...]

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif jailed again for corruption

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif jailed again for corruption He returned to Pakistan in 2007 and took power once more in 2013 until his ousting a year ago. Sharif, who was serving his third stint as prime minister, has denied any wrongdoing. Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik of the accountability court, who was supposed to announce the judgement at 10am, however, took another five hours to convene the court and announce the decision in the Al-Azizia and Flagshi... [Full Article...]

US judge orders North Korea to pay for torture, death of student

US judge orders North Korea to pay for torture, death of student He was unresponsive, howling and convulsing when they stepped onto the plane. " North Korea is liable for the torture, hostage taking, and extrajudicial killing of Otto Warmbier and the injuries to his mother and father", said Judge Beryl Howell . [Full Article...]

51 units in Sydney high rise declared unsafe

51 units in Sydney high rise declared unsafe Fire and Rescue New South Wales reported that an emergency services operation was underway "following concerns about structural integrity of a 30-storey residential building". This resident described feeling the Opal Tower building shake. Heavy equipment reportedly had to be used by the police to force open doors to allow residents to escape. [Full Article...]

Trump lashed out at Whitaker after explosive Cohen revelations

Trump lashed out at Whitaker after explosive Cohen revelations Since taking office, Whitaker has not been briefed on specific developments of the special counsel's investigation, and Rosenstein will continue to maintain day-to-day oversight for the foreseeable future, the official added. Late Thursday, Assistant Attorney General Steven Boyd sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to lay out the ethics cons... [Full Article...]


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