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Trump vs. military: Mattis jabs president in farewell message to Pentagon employees

Trump vs. military: Mattis jabs president in farewell message to Pentagon employees The brief farewell note opened by citing a one sentence telegram sent by President Abraham Lincoln to General Ulysses S. Grant that read " Let nothing which is transpiring change, hinder or delay your military movements, or plans ". The US president pushed James Mattis out of his post after disagreement over Trump's decision to end the US military presence in Syria and scale it back in Afghanist... [Full Article...]

Democrats announce plan to end shutdown, punt border battle into February

Democrats announce plan to end shutdown, punt border battle into February It remains to be seen, however, if the White House will go along with this plan. "I'm in Washington. I'm ready, willing and able", Trump told Fox News . Dozens of tweets notwithstanding, Trump backed away the idea of a concrete wall ages ago, Kelly said. After a few tweets about his foreign policy decision on Syria, Trump returned to emphasizing border security. [Full Article...]

Putin sends Trump a new year's greeting, invites him to meet

The message was included in a list of holiday greetings sent by Putin to heads of foreign states and governments that was released by the Kremlin Sunday. The Kremlin said in March that Russian Federation would cut its defence budget to less than 3 per cent of the gross domestic product within the next five years. [Full Article...]

Tokyo: Nine Injured After Car Rams Pedestrians in 'Terror Attack'

Tokyo: Nine Injured After Car Rams Pedestrians in 'Terror Attack' Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has yet to issue a statement on the matter. The man told the police he had knocked down the pedestrians in order to kill them, the MPD said. A vehicle is inspected by police after it injured several pedestrians on Takeshita Street in Tokyo , early Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. In the early hours of the new year, a man crashed his vehicle into pedestrians in Shib... [Full Article...]

Yellow vest protesters target French media as movement ebbs

Yellow vest protesters target French media as movement ebbs Clashes also took place between the authorities and protesters in Paris and Nantes. After he was sacked when a video emerged of his beating a May Day protester, Alexandre Benalla returned to the spotlight in France this week, under scrutiny over his recent consultancy work and unauthorised use of diplomatic passports. [Full Article...]

North Korea's Kim wants more summits with Moon next year: Blue House

North Korea's Kim wants more summits with Moon next year: Blue House Moon added that he witnessed a sense of frustration over Kim not having been able to visit Seoul, which the two leaders agreed to during the third inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang this September. This photo taken on August 10, 2015 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 11, 2015 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (from L) meeting Korth Korean wome... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un's fireside chat shows North Korea bid for acceptance

Kim Jong Un's fireside chat shows North Korea bid for acceptance Although there were no specifics behind the warning that North Korea may "seek another way" unless the USA makes a move, it's thought it could mean renewed missile testing. Kim also emphasized the development of the North Korean economy and, without elaborating, mentioned nuclear power as part of the country's plans to boost electricity production. [Full Article...]

Israeli PM meets Bolsonaro in Brazil

Israeli PM meets Bolsonaro in Brazil Netanyahu had told reporters on his flight to Brazil that "you can be certain I will speak with him about that in our first meeting". Both leaders just never publicly touched on the topic, instead choosing to focus on strengthening bilateral ties. [Full Article...]

New Years Eve Revelers Gather In Times Square

New Years Eve Revelers Gather In Times Square We hope all our JJJ readers have a wonderful New Year's Eve . Bebe Rexha will perform just before the ball drop at midnight after shows by the lovelytheband, Christina Aguilera, Bastille, New Kids On The Block and Dan + Shay. Weighing 11,875 pounds (5,386 kg) and measuring 12 feet (3.7 meters) in diameter, it sits year-round on the roof of One Times Square, the one-time headquarters of ... [Full Article...]

7-year-old killed in drive-by near Houston-area Walmart identified

7-year-old killed in drive-by near Houston-area Walmart identified He intentionally killed my child for no reason. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in posts on social media that Jazmine Barnes along with her mother 30-year-old LaPorsha Washington , as well as three teenage girls were in a auto when the attack happened. [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren makes first step towards 2020 presidential run

Elizabeth Warren makes first step towards 2020 presidential run The announcement itself is in no way surprising-though as The Washington Post notes , the timing (on New Year's Eve) is somewhat curious. Dan Geldon, Warren's longtime aide who served as her chief of staff in the Senate and was once the senator's student at Harvard Law School, is likely to serve a senior role in the eventual Warren campaign, the source said. [Full Article...]

‘Less Hula More Moola’: Conway Mocks Pelosi Over Her Hawaiian Vacation

‘Less Hula More Moola’: Conway Mocks Pelosi Over Her Hawaiian Vacation As the partial shutdown drags on and federal workers feel the pinch, some lawmakers have suggested that funds for a physical barrier on the border could be coupled with other immigration measures favored by Democrats, such as legal status for so-called Dreamers, young immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation detains American in Moscow over suspected spying

Russian Federation detains American in Moscow over suspected spying A United States citizen has been detained in Moscow on suspicion of spying, Russia's FSB security service has said. There has been no reaction yet from USA or Russian officials on the arrest. "On December 28, 2018, agents of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation in Moscow arrested the USA citizen Paul Whelan in the course of committing spy activity", Interfax's message rea... [Full Article...]

At least four dead in apartment building collapse in Russia

At least four dead in apartment building collapse in Russia Authorities said five people were hospitalized with injuries and 35 others remained unaccounted for. The collapsed part of the building housed 110 people, of whom 15 were away at the time of the blast, the regional government said . The whereabouts of 28 people have been established but the fate of almost 70 was unclear. The residents have been evacuated. Rescuers in the central Russian cit... [Full Article...]

Macron, Merkel demand release of 24 Ukranian sailors captured by Russian troops

Macron, Merkel demand release of 24 Ukranian sailors captured by Russian troops Moscow said that they were illegally crossing the Russian border. Merkel and Macron demanded on Friday that Russian Federation release the Ukrainian sailors, whom it captured along with their ships last month in the Kerch Strait, which links the Black Sea with the Azov Sea. [Full Article...]

'We are heartbroken': Yemeni boy caught in Trump's Muslim travel ban dies

'We are heartbroken': Yemeni boy caught in Trump's Muslim travel ban dies His mother, Shaima Swileh, had just been reunited with her son as she was finally granted entry to the United States only ten days before his death. As the child's condition worsened, Abdullah and his father came to the U.S.in October without her. [Full Article...]

Wild weather: Water rescues in South, heavy snow in Midwest

Wild weather: Water rescues in South, heavy snow in Midwest A 16-year-old boy was killed Thursday in a crash between his sport-utility vehicle and a semi-trailer on Interstate 70 near Oakley, Kan., WIBW-TV reported. The system dumped about a foot of snow in the Dakotas, Nebraska and Minnesota by Friday morning. The South Dakota Department of Transportation said advisories warning against travel remained in effect. [Full Article...]

Indonesian volcano that triggered tsunami loses two-thirds of its height

Indonesian volcano that triggered tsunami loses two-thirds of its height Almost 47,000 people have been displaced. The PVMBG said such information was vital to gauging the level of Anak Krakatau's volcanic activity, especially when the center's observers at the Pasauran post had difficulties observing the volcano because of thick fog, for instance, which could lead to inaccuracies in reporting the height of its ash column. [Full Article...]

European Union condemns DR Congo's expulsion of ambassador

European Union condemns DR Congo's expulsion of ambassador That's well after Congo's next president is inaugurated in January. He enjoys support from Katumbi, an ex-governor of the mineral-rich Katanga province who was prevented from entering the country to register his candidacy and Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former vice president who was disqualified by Congo's electoral commission because of witness-tampering convictions. [Full Article...]

Sheriff Takes Aim At California Sanctuary Law After Cop Killer Suspect Arrest

Sheriff Takes Aim At California Sanctuary Law After Cop Killer Suspect Arrest The announcement of arrests comes after a statewide manhunt for the suspect accused of killing Mr Singh the day after Christmas. Suspect Gustavo Perez Arriaga , 32 - an alleged Sureño gang member - has been transferred to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. [Full Article...]


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