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Pakistan will no longer fight someone else's war: Imran Khan

Pakistan will no longer fight someone else's war: Imran Khan The comments come as Pakistan's army backed U.S. efforts for a political settlement with the Afghan Taliban to end 17 years of fighting. He said a wrong impression had been created by the country's leadership in the past that Pakistan would be harmed if it did not fight someone else's war in Afghanistan . [Full Article...]

Haley: U.S. would have 'totally' gone to war with NK

Haley: U.S. would have 'totally' gone to war with NK On the other hand, while mostly toeing the administration's line at the state department lectern, she has spoken out strongly in support of journalism, at a time the president has referred to the press as the "enemy of the people", and called for accountability for the massacre of Rohingya civilians by Burmese forces while the administration dithered over whether to call the mass killings a genoci... [Full Article...]

U.N. Fails to Pass U.S.-Sponsored Resolution Condemning Hamas

U.N. Fails to Pass U.S.-Sponsored Resolution Condemning Hamas The vote was a personal defeat for Haley in what is likely to be one of her final major actions as the US envoy. That is why Israel's Ambassador at the United Nations , resorted to calling legitimate resistance "evil" in his response. [Full Article...]

German conservatives to replace Merkel with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as party head

German conservatives to replace Merkel with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as party head A staunch Catholic, Kramp-Karrenbauer has spoken out in favour of a ban on doctors who carry out abortions being able to advertise their services, after a court case propelled the topic into the headlines, and is also openly sceptical about the "marriage for all" law campaigned for by her opponent, Jens Spahn, who is married to his male partner. [Full Article...]

'Completely out of character' - Search for Grace Millane continues

'Completely out of character' - Search for Grace Millane continues She maintained regular contact with her family and friends, but vanished from a "party hostel" the day before her birthday. She had been in nearly daily contact with her family through social media and WhatsApp messages. Ms Millane's brother Michael said: "We are really, really anxious and concerned about Grace". The radio silence was "unusual" for Grace, Declan Millane said. [Full Article...]

Chinese telecom executive accused of fraud over Iran sanctions

Chinese telecom executive accused of fraud over Iran sanctions Chinese Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Friday that neither Canada nor the United States had provided China any evidence that Meng had broken any law in those two countries, and reiterated Beijing's demand that she be released . [Full Article...]

James Comey testifies in closed-door session with House judiciary committee

James Comey testifies in closed-door session with House judiciary committee Comey appeared for the interview after unsuccessfully fighting a subpoena in court. Issa suggested the committee might bring Comey back because he wasn't answering questions. After the questioning was underway, some Republicans signaled they were unhappy with Comey's level of cooperation. "Robert Mueller and Leakin' Lyin' James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of In... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Confirms He Will Nominate William Barr as Next Attorney General

Donald Trump Confirms He Will Nominate William Barr as Next Attorney General Mueller III. CBN's Brody: If Trump Picks Barr As AG, How Will Bush-Lauding Dems Handle a Former Bush Pick? Barr is now employed with the Kirkland & Ellis law firm in Washington, D.C. "To the extent it is not pursuing these matters, the department is abdicating its responsibility", Barr told the New York Times . The sources say that Barr, who became a corporate executive after leaving the ... [Full Article...]

Trump announces nominations for attorney general, United Nations ambassador

Trump announces nominations for attorney general, United Nations ambassador Bush. Trump said he "did not know" Barr until recently, but found him to be respected by lawmakers from both partIes. On paper William Barr looks like a safe pick for U.S. "(Barr) may be the kind of person who would be easier to confirm". Barr also said James Comey's firing was "understandable" and that he "crossed a basic line" and "transgressed" in his role as Federal Bureau of Inv... [Full Article...]

All public transport to be free in Luxembourg in a world first

All public transport to be free in Luxembourg in a world first Currently, commuters pay just £1.78 for two hours of travel - but even this low fare will be scrapped under the plan. The newly elected government in Luxemborg has promised to offer free public transport beginning next summer. The national public transport system now costs around €1 billion ($1.13 billion) each year to operate, but only recoups around €30 million ($34 million) in fares, The I... [Full Article...]

Democrat says hell appeal to Walker to veto GOP power play

Democrat says hell appeal to Walker to veto GOP power play Republicans lost both seats in the November election . "No prominent Republican I'm aware of has spoken out against the Wisconsin/Michigan governor gambit". The measure comes as the state is investigating alleged mishandling of absentee ballots by political operatives. There could also be cases where legislators want to take the same side as the attorney general but make a different legal argumen... [Full Article...]

CNN's New York Offices Evacuated Over Telephone Bomb Threat

CNN's New York Offices Evacuated Over Telephone Bomb Threat Police conducted a "comprehensive sweep-and-search" of the Time Warner building at 25 Columbus Circle, after receiving a threat made to a building housing CNN's offices in Manhattan. Police gave the all clear shortly before midnight Eastern time (5am United Kingdom time) after dozens of police officers searched the building floor by floor. [Full Article...]

Dad's Punishment for Bullying Goes Viral

Dad's Punishment for Bullying Goes Viral An Ohio father who made his daughter walk five miles (8km) to school as punishment for bullying has provoked a debate on parenting. SWANTON, Ohio -Video posted to Facebook of a father's reaction to his daughter bullying another student has gone viral. [Full Article...]

Heather Nauert 'to replace Nikki Haley as United States envoy to UN'

Heather Nauert 'to replace Nikki Haley as United States envoy to UN' A Republican congressional aide said the president was expected to announce his decision by tweet on Friday morning. Officials at the White House at times viewed Haley with skepticism, in part over her willingness to publicly disagree with the president. [Full Article...]

Trump keeps up pressure on Dems over border wall

Trump keeps up pressure on Dems over border wall House leaders are drafting a bill to postpone a potential government shutdown from midnight on Friday night to the end of the day on December 21. Trump wants $5 billion in funding to construct a wall on the U.S. The president had been scheduled to meet on Tuesday with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to discuss the impasse. [Full Article...]

Turkey seeks arrest of Saudis for murder of Khashoggi

Turkey seeks arrest of Saudis for murder of Khashoggi CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed two Senate committees on Capitol Hill earlier on Tuesday on the agency's findings about Khashoggi's murder. Graham said that President Trump has worked to create a strong relationship with Saudi Arabia, and he "clearly" isn't being respected. [Full Article...]

Markets dive after ‘Tariff Man’ threat by Donald Trump

Markets dive after ‘Tariff Man’ threat by Donald Trump Trump agreed he will leave the tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products at 10 percent, and not raise it to 25 percent as he has threatened to do January 1, according to a White House statement. Instead of being hammered out by lower-level officials, he said Xi came very prepared for the conversation, and that the deal was mostly done by the two leaders. [Full Article...]

Police arrest 84 in European crackdown on Italian mob

Police arrest 84 in European crackdown on Italian mob Masked police stand in an ice parlor in Duisburg, western Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 as authorities conduct coordinated raids in Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands in a crackdown on the Italian mafia . But he warned that it was "just a first step", saying the arrests were "nothing for the 'Ndrangheta, there are thousands of people who should be arrested and billions that should be ... [Full Article...]

3 killed in explosion in southern Iran’s port town of Chabahar

3 killed in explosion in southern Iran’s port town of Chabahar The suicide attacker, driving a vehicle loaded with explosives, drove up to the police headquarters, according to General Mohammad Pakpour of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility. The attack comes as Iran's economy reels in the wake of the United States re-imposing sanctions lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. [Full Article...]

Rodrigo Duterte admits to smoking dope (but says it was a joke)

Rodrigo Duterte admits to smoking dope (but says it was a joke) She faces a maximum of 10 years in jail under Philippine tax law. On Sunday evening, Ressa landed in Manila to fears that she could be arrested at the airport. "We're not used to it, but maybe I have come to get used to it in a way", she added. Forget the laws on human rights. Many netizens were infuriated by Duterte's joke, accusing him of hypocrisy, as he has repeatedly denounced drug us... [Full Article...]


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