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Israel says Hezbollah closed precision-guided missile plants

Israel says Hezbollah closed precision-guided missile plants At a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York, Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon said , "Let me be abundantly clear - Hezbollah's activities are a flagrant and unacceptable violation of Security Council Resolution 1701 and the 'Blue Line.' They also violate the UN Charter and global law". [Full Article...]

Morocco links suspect in Scandinavian women's killing to militant group

Morocco links suspect in Scandinavian women's killing to militant group It comes after the arrest of a man in Marrakech who prosecutors described as a member of a militant group - with links to the so-called Islamic State . "There have been reports in global media that Danish authorities have confirmed the authenticity of the video, which allegedly shows the killing of one of the two women who were killed in Morocco", a spokesperson for the Danish Security and Inte... [Full Article...]

Pressing on with missile sale to Turkey despite U.S

Pressing on with missile sale to Turkey despite U.S The US Congress, whose members are renowned for their anti-Turkey stance, has been notified of the proposed sale, which will consist of 80 Patriot guidance-enhanced missiles and 60 other missiles, as well as launching stations, radar sets and engagement control stations. [Full Article...]

4 takeaways after judge lambasts Flynn, postpones sentencing

4 takeaways after judge lambasts Flynn, postpones sentencing Typically, judges like to sentence cooperating defendants after their cooperation is done so they can fully evaluate the help they gave to the government. Almost a half-dozen former aides and advisers have pleaded guilty, agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors. Flynn has been a central focus of the Mueller probe. [Full Article...]

Trump won't budge on wall, refuses to sign current stopgap bill

Trump won't budge on wall, refuses to sign current stopgap bill Cole said he expected a vote around 8 p.m. Thursday. President Donald Trump , expressing support for a wall along the southern border Thursday, said he won't sign a stopgap spending bill in its current form because it doesn't include enough funding for border security. [Full Article...]

White Christmas for Waterloo Region unlikely: Environment Canada

White Christmas for Waterloo Region unlikely: Environment Canada If you are a fan of snow , once we enter 2019, the pattern will once again get very cold and potentially very snowy. "There's about a 30 percent chance of snow on Christmas Day but it would be pretty minimal". 24. An early Christmas Eve storm past year dumped 1.1 inches of snow, and by the next morning 1 inch still remained on the ground at Kansas City International Airport. [Full Article...]

Goa: British tourist allegedly raped near Panaji, suspect at large

Goa: British tourist allegedly raped near Panaji, suspect at large The 48-year-old woman was attacked while she was walking towards tourist hotspot Palolem beach in the town of Canacona, southwestern India, at around 3am today, police said. The sheer luck helped Canacona police to crack down the case of a rape and robbery of British woman. According to IGP Goa police Jaspal Singh, the victim was robbed of Rs 20,000 cash, her passport and some personal belonging... [Full Article...]

Turkey suggests United Nations investigative mission for Khashoggi murder

Turkey suggests United Nations investigative mission for Khashoggi murder Sixty-two percent of the journalists killed covered politics, which the report deemed the most risky beat. "Four journalists were among the five employees of the Capital Gazette , a local newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, who.were killed on 28 June when a man walked in and opened fire with a shotgun". [Full Article...]

US offers $4.5 bn investment in Central America, Mexico

US offers $4.5 bn investment in Central America, Mexico Mexico's new president , Andrés Manuel López Obrador, introduced what he called a "Marshall Plan" last week to address the root causes of Central American migration: a $30 billion initiative to invest in the region and welcome migrants into Mexico with visas, health care and employment. [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez: I need break to take care of myself

Ocasio-Cortez: I need break to take care of myself Ocasio-Cortez's treatment of the media in her brief political career has Trumpist overtones: After winning New York's Democratic primaries, she barred two reporters from two town hall meetings, saying the move was "designed to protect" her constituents. [Full Article...]

Oversight of Mueller probe being handled 'appropriately' under Whitaker: Rosenstein

Oversight of Mueller probe being handled 'appropriately' under Whitaker: Rosenstein Barr has not shied away from defending Trump's firing of Comey , but the June 8 memo - first reported by The Wall Street Journal and provided to lawmakers late Wednesday - offers a detailed analysis of one of the most consequential episodes of Trump's presidency, concluding that while he's "in the dark about many facts", Mueller's obstruction inquiry was "fatally misconceived". [Full Article...]

UAE says US-Taliban talks show 'positive' result

UAE says US-Taliban talks show 'positive' result Chief negotiator Abdul Salam Rahimi met U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, the presidential palace in Kabul said in a tweet. But the Taliban said they did not discuss the creation of an interim government and elections with USA diplomats in the UAE. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani plans to run for reelection in April, and his government has vehemently rejected a reporte... [Full Article...]

China will never seek hegemony: Xi

China will never seek hegemony: Xi Critics say China continues to crack down on political dissent and take a hard stance against any of ethnic or social instability. Mr Xi said that his country would not be lectured by other nations. "What to reform and how to go about the reform must be consistent with the overarching goal of improving and developing the system of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and modernizing China's sy... [Full Article...]

Defense Secretary James Mattis is Leaving the Trump Administration

Defense Secretary James Mattis is Leaving the Trump Administration In his resignation letter , Mattis said Trump deserved a defense secretary " whose views are better aligned with yours ". Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria has been criticized for abandoning America's Kurdish allies, who may well face a Turkish assault once USA troops leave. [Full Article...]

Obama delivers presents to kids at Children’s National hospital in DC

Obama delivers presents to kids at Children’s National hospital in DC Obama went bearing gifts, taking selfies with the gifts and giving hugs, too. Just look at the former POTUS being an actual generous, kind and caring human being unlike the he-who-shall-not-be-named we're stuck with right now. On his verified Twitter handle, Obama thanked the hospital for allowing him to be their stand-in Santa. "One of the kids started crying, and another child, who had been to... [Full Article...]

After Judge Brings Up Treason, Will Michael Flynn Be Getting Jail Time?

After Judge Brings Up Treason, Will Michael Flynn Be Getting Jail Time? Flynn was due to be sentenced on Tuesday, but blistering comments from the judge led the former national security adviser's legal team to scramble for a postponement. The White House has seized on that talking point and even suggested that Flynn was "ambushed" by agents when he was asked about his contacts with Russian officials previous year. [Full Article...]

USA to Make Asylum Seekers Wait in Mexico

USA to Make Asylum Seekers Wait in Mexico Asylum seekers have been allowed to live in the United States while wearing an ankle monitor as they waited for an immigration court date. The administration's goal is to keep people from abusing the US asylum system by making bogus requests then, after being admitted to wait for a ruling, slipping into the shadows with other illegal immigrants where they are not able to be found and deported ... [Full Article...]

Bipartisan criminal justice reform passed overwhelmingly by Senate

Bipartisan criminal justice reform passed overwhelmingly by Senate The Senate has passed a sweeping criminal justice overhaul. The push for the legislation gained momentum as progressive Democrats were joined by fiscal conservatives, who saw the potential for savings if the USA prison population was reduced, along with religious conservatives who preached the importance of giving people a second chance. [Full Article...]

Uncertainty mounts as Congress seeks to avoid shutdown

Uncertainty mounts as Congress seeks to avoid shutdown The House GOP is set to lose its majority to the Democrats in two weeks. They said Trump would have even less leverage when Democrats take control of the House on January 3 and they worry that Trump's failure to make good on his signature campaign pledge could hamper his re-election campaign in 2020. [Full Article...]

Der Spiegel Admits Top Reporter Faked Stories for Years

Der Spiegel Admits Top Reporter Faked Stories for Years The magazine said it has published nearly 60 articles by Relotius, who wrote his first article for the publication as a freelancer in 2011. Other tainted articles that won or were nominated for awards involved Iraqi children kidnapped by ISIS and Syrian orphans forced into a Turkish sweatshop . [Full Article...]


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