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Mick Mulvaney: Pelosi Standing in Way of Compromise to End Shutdown

Mick Mulvaney: Pelosi Standing in Way of Compromise to End Shutdown The president also signaled he was in no rush to seek a resolution, welcoming the fight as he heads toward his own bid for re-election in 2020. "It seems like Democrats really like border security when there's a Democrat in office, and don't like it when Donald Trump is in office", he said. [Full Article...]

Anak Krakatau: Indonesia flights rerouted as volcano alert level raised

Anak Krakatau: Indonesia flights rerouted as volcano alert level raised Thick ash clouds continued to spew from nearby Anak Krakatau ( Child of Krakatoa ), a volcanic island where a crater collapse on Saturday sent waves smashing into coastal areas on both sides of the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java. [Full Article...]

Two dead after blast hits tourist bus in Egypt

Security forces are investigating, the Interior Ministry said. CNN's Hossam Ahmed reported from Cairo and Mohammed Tawfeeq reported and wrote from Atlanta. "I don't remember anything after". "The bus deviated from the route secured by the security forces", he told Extra News TV. "It was bad, people screaming", she said, speaking at Al Haram hospital, where the injured were taken. [Full Article...]

Newman Officer Slaying Suspect Arrested In Kern County

Newman Officer Slaying Suspect Arrested In Kern County Ronil Singh are: Gustavo Perez Arriaga , who turned 32 on Friday; his brother, Adrian Virgen , 25; and co-worker Erik Razo Quiroz , 32. Singh, also 33, was an immigrant too, arriving legally from his native Fiji to fulfil his dream of becoming a police officer, authorities said . [Full Article...]

Trump In Iraq: No Rush To Replace Sec. James Mattis

Trump In Iraq: No Rush To Replace Sec. James Mattis Brett McGurk, the USA envoy to the worldwide coalition combating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria , resigned shortly after Mattis' decision. The highly praised Secretary of Defense has a reputation for being tough as a box of hardened nails. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to shut border if no wall money

Trump threatens to shut border if no wall money With another long holiday weekend coming and almost all lawmakers away from the Capitol there is little expectation of a quick fix. The president tweeted the contention that the ongoing shutdown "isn't about the Wall", adding: "This is only about the Dems not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a win. [Full Article...]

Odisha Fire Services to assist rescue ops for trapped miners in Meghalaya

Odisha Fire Services to assist rescue ops for trapped miners in Meghalaya The miners are trapped in a 370-foot-deep illegal coal mine in the Ksan area of Lumthari village in Meghalaya since December 13. Reports inform that after reaching the bottom of the pit, the miners entered horizontal manholes, often termed as "rat-holes", as each just about fits one person. [Full Article...]

N. Korea Blasts US over Human Rights Issues

N. Korea Blasts US over Human Rights Issues In her address , South Korean Transport Minister Kim Hyun-mee stressed the enormous possibilities that lay ahead for the two Koreas in an era of renewed cooperation. Earlier in the day, a special Kaesong-bound train transported some 100 South Koreans to the ceremony. "If (the South) keeps looking around to check someone's mood and continues wavering, reunification would never be achieved ", he s... [Full Article...]

White House says it didn't distribute MAGA hats Trump signed

White House says it didn't distribute MAGA hats Trump signed The optics of Trump signing items commonly found at his campaign rallies have continued to raise concerns among those who believe that his behavior was not only inappropriate, but also sent the wrong message to service members and the American public. [Full Article...]

Explosion lights up sky over Queens, New York

Explosion lights up sky over Queens, New York NYPD is investigating a possible transformer explosion at the ConEd plant in Astoria. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson tweeted that the LaGuardia Airport was "temporarily closed due to a power outage resulting from the Con Edison explosion". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom defence minister says he has grave concerns about Huawei

United Kingdom defence minister says he has grave concerns about Huawei The Trump administration is considering an executive order that would ban United States companies from buying telecommunications hardware from ZTE and Huawei . Industry officials are divided on whether the administration could legally compel operators to do that. In fact, Huawei's vice president for sales of Huawei Tech USA, is on the board of directors of the Rural Wireless Association. [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama beats Hillary Clinton as America’s ‘most admired woman’: Gallup poll

Michelle Obama beats Hillary Clinton as America’s ‘most admired woman’: Gallup poll Donald Trump was second, named by 13 percent as the most admired. Gallup has asked Americans this question every year since 1946, with the exception of 1976. Gallup noted Clinton has appeared in the Top Ten more than any other woman. Gallup pointed out that Trump and Gerald Ford are the only two presidents not to win the honor while in office and that Presidents with "subpar job approva... [Full Article...]

Saudi king orders cabinet reshuffle after Khashoggi killing

Saudi king orders cabinet reshuffle after Khashoggi killing Thursday's shake up is the first since the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in October by a Saudi hit squad. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has been relieved from his position and moved to a post of a minister of state for foreign affairs, the Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday, citing a royal decree. [Full Article...]

Transformer explosion at NYC power plant lights up night sky

NY police said the fire was under control as of 9:40 p.m. and no injuries were reported. Another shared stunning photos of the skyline, captioning them, "Fire emergency in Astoria, queens". @NYPDNews confirmed that "The lights you have seen throughout the city appear to have been from a transformer explosion at a Con Ed facility in Queens", adding that the fire caused by the explosion is now und... [Full Article...]

Trump's very first visit to the troops stirs up trouble in Iraq

Trump's very first visit to the troops stirs up trouble in Iraq Bina said Trump's visit "places many question marks on the nature of the USA military presence and its real objectives, and what these objectives could pose to the security of Iraq". "You can't have any more time". "We'll be watching ISIS very closely", said Trump, who was joined by first lady Melania Trump , but no members of his Cabinet or lawmakers. [Full Article...]

Girl Still Believes in Santa Claus After Talking to Donald Trump

Girl Still Believes in Santa Claus After Talking to Donald Trump Trump added, "Because at 7, that's marginal , right?" Speaking to the Post and Courier after that phone call with Trump, Collman tells the paper that she was "shocked" after the president said that believing in Santa at 7 years old is "marginal". [Full Article...]

Trump shrugs off impact of government shutdown because furloughed workers "are Democrats"

Trump shrugs off impact of government shutdown because furloughed workers Lawmakers will be given 24 hours notice if there is a breakthrough that would require a vote. "I can't tell you when the government's going to be open", the president said in a Christmas Day video conference with representatives of all five military branches stationed in Alaska, Bahrain, Guam and Qatar, the outlet reports. [Full Article...]

Syrian Army Reinforced Close to Front With Turkish-Backed Forces

Syrian Army Reinforced Close to Front With Turkish-Backed Forces Turkey is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria as soon as possible, Ankara's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday. He argued that Turkey has the "strength to neutralize" IS on its own and criticized France, which has promised to stay in Syria despite the USA decision. [Full Article...]

New Mexico braces for incoming winter storm

New Mexico braces for incoming winter storm Drivers should expect the roads to be impacted with hard driving conditions and road closures around the state. A long stretch of uneventful weather in south-central Minnesota is expected to end Wednesday afternoon, but forecasters expect the worst of a looming winter storm to hit northwest of the Mankato area. [Full Article...]

Sudan Protesters March on Presidential Palace

Sudan Protesters March on Presidential Palace The two major opposition parties, Umma and the Democratic Unionist, joined by independent and professional unions, say they'll once again march on the presidential palace on the banks of the Blue Nile in Khartoum on Wednesday. Sudan's foreign ministry summoned Kuwait's ambassador to Khartoum Bassam Mohammed al-Qabandi after the Gulf state issued a travel warning and called on its citizens liv... [Full Article...]


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