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Trump Will Address Nation About Border As Shutdown Drags Into 3rd Week

Trump Will Address Nation About Border As Shutdown Drags Into 3rd Week President Donald Trump said Friday that a former president had commended him for his commitment to securing funds to build a wall along the nation's southern border. White House officials affirmed Trump's funding request in a letter to Capitol Hill after a meeting Sunday with senior congressional aides led by Vice President Mike Pence at the White House complex yielded little progress. [Full Article...]

World Bank President, Kim resigns

World Bank President, Kim resigns Other countries, including China and other Asian nations, have complained about this pattern. Trump's decision could affect how the bank deploys its capital at a time when emerging markets are facing growing stress from rising U.S. "Serving as president and helping position the institution squarely in the middle of all these challenges has been a great privilege". The rise of populism and th... [Full Article...]

Mother questioned over toddler on car roof

Mother questioned over toddler on car roof A security camera has captured footage of a boy in nothing but a nappy sitting on the roof of a auto driven by his mother, Nine News reported. Horrified onlookers desperately tried to get the mothers attention, while other drivers flashed their lights and honked horns, Nine News reported. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un makes 4th trip to China, Chinese state media reports

Kim Jong Un makes 4th trip to China, Chinese state media reports The Yonhap source said it had not been confirmed whether a senior official was on board, but that dozens of security vehicles and officials had blocked the roads around a station in Dandong as the train passed. "With North Korea , we have a very good dialogue", Trump added, saying he had "indirectly spoken" with Kim. Interested in North Korea? The North Korean leader also met with Xi after th... [Full Article...]

Jail fear for U.S. spy suspect Paul Whelan as Russian Federation dismisses swap

Jail fear for U.S. spy suspect Paul Whelan as Russian Federation dismisses swap Whelan, who is officially employed as director of global security for a Michigan-based automotive parts supplier, was detained in Moscow on December 28, with Russia's Federal Security Service filing a criminal case against under the article "espionage". [Full Article...]

Women of French yellow vest group counter violent image

Women of French yellow vest group counter violent image Smoke and tear gas wafted above the Orsay Museum and the gold dome of the French Academy as riot police, almost invisible at the start of the demonstration, moved front and centre when protesters deviated from an officially approved path. Clashes erupted in other cities too. "I call on everybody to be responsible and respect the rule of law", Castaner said on Twitter. "You have been identified",... [Full Article...]

Iran to deploy warship at Atlantic Ocean

Iran to deploy warship at Atlantic Ocean Rear Admiral Touraj Hassani-Moghadam told the official IRNA news agency on Friday that the mission would start early in the next Iranian year, which begins in late March. In late 2016, the 44th Flotilla of the Iranian Naval Forces crossed into Atlantic waters after making a visit to a port on the South African coast, Sputnik News reported. [Full Article...]

Here’s How Trump Thinks He Can Get His Wall

Here’s How Trump Thinks He Can Get His Wall He added of the Democrats, "They don't like concrete, so we'll give them steel". "I can relate", Trump said. In Washington Mike Pence , the vice president, restarted talks with key Democrat representatives in an attempt to break the deadlock with the looming threat that Mr Trump may invoke emergency powers in order to get the wall built. [Full Article...]

United Nations forces continue to oversee Houthi withdrawal from Hodeidah

United Nations forces continue to oversee Houthi withdrawal from Hodeidah He will later travel to the Saudi capital, Riyadh , to meet with former Yemeni government officials. Last week, the Houthi group said it began withdrawing from the Hodeidah ports in order to "implement the first phase of redeployment". In the meantime, obstacles hindering the implementation of the Sweden agreement regarding the Yemeni port city of Hodeida prompted the United Nations head of t... [Full Article...]

United Nations divided over how to react to Congo's election problems

United Nations divided over how to react to Congo's election problems The country's powerful National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), which represents the country's Catholic bishops, warned of popular anger if the final result were not "true to the verdict of the ballot box". In a letter to House speaker Nancy Pelosi, he said more forces would deploy to Gabon, Congo or neighboring Republic of Congo if needed. The country's problems have been exacerbated by ... [Full Article...]

Man charged with murder in death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes

Man charged with murder in death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes The sheriff said there was, in fact, a red truck at a stoplight just before the shooting, but the driver did not appear to have been involved. 20, was reportedly arrested following a tip and has been charged with capital murder . Another man is being held in connection with the shooting but has not yet been charged, a lawyer for the girl's family said. Merritt acknowledged on Twitter that... [Full Article...]

Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya declared "fugitive economic offender"

Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya declared The Fugitive Economic Offenders Act approved in August targets suspects who flee overseas or ignore warrants, and allows the government to confiscate assets of those accused of financial frauds and crimes. It came into existence last April. The court rejected a request from advocates representing Mallya that the order be stayed for four weeks, saying it did not have the power under the FEO A... [Full Article...]

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: Why did Egypt want CBS interview pulled?

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: Why did Egypt want CBS interview pulled? Pelley asked. "We don't have political prisoners, or prisoners of opinion", el-Sisi responded. "The 60 Minutes team was contacted by the Egyptian ambassador shortly after and told the interview could not be aired", the network said in a statement. [Full Article...]

US Navy ship sails near disputed islands in South China Sea

US Navy ship sails near disputed islands in South China Sea An editorial in the nationalist state-owned tabloid the Global Times on Monday said China would not back down and cave to U.S. demands. The move comes amid the first round of trade talks between the us and China since both countries agreed to a 90-day ceasefire in the on-going trade war that saw both sides slapping tariffs on each other's imports. [Full Article...]

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Arrives in Pakistan, $3 Billion Deal Expected

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Arrives in Pakistan, $3 Billion Deal Expected According to a joint statement issued after the UAE royal's visit, bilateral relations and regional and global issues were discussed during PM Khan and Sheikh Mohammed's meeting. The national anthems of both countries were played, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed was given a fly-past by an impressive formation of JF-17 fighter jets. [Full Article...]

MI family of 5 identified in fatal crash

MI family of 5 identified in fatal crash Police say a pickup truck driving the wrong way on I-75 around 2:30 a.m. hit an SUV. The coroner says the cause of their deaths was blunt force trauma/thermal injuries. The coroner's statement says authorities believe Bailey was driving under the influence and that toxicology tests were planned. Lexington Police are asking anyone who saw the white Chevy truck before the crash to contact them... [Full Article...]

Gabon officers stage apparent coup bid as president overseas

Gabon officers stage apparent coup bid as president overseas Diplomats in Gabon said tanks and armed vehicles "can be seen on the streets of the capital Libreville". No violence has been reported. He has been in Morocco since November to continue treatment. His family has ruled the oil-rich Central African nation for almost half a century. Bongo won re-election in 2016 by fewer than 6,000 votes, sparking deadly clashes between protesters and police du... [Full Article...]

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls on armed forces to be ‘battle-ready’

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls on armed forces to be ‘battle-ready’ Xi has been touting the "one country, two systems" model for Taiwan. "So when a country like us faces difficulties and threats, we hope that the global community takes it seriously and can voice support and help us", she said, referring to threats from the Chinese regime to use the military to force the island into its control. [Full Article...]

Democrat-controlled House passes USA shutdown bills but impasse remains

Democrat-controlled House passes USA shutdown bills but impasse remains Trump also said it's "hard to impeach somebody that's done a great job", citing his work on tax cuts, regulations, veterans, military, and economic numbers. Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows , a conservative ally of Trump's who has urged the president to hold firm on securing wall funding, blamed the Democrats for the impasse. [Full Article...]

Saudi woman held in Bangkok fears she will be killed if repatriated

Saudi woman held in Bangkok fears she will be killed if repatriated The incident comes against the backdrop of intense scrutiny of Saudi Arabia over its investigation and handling of the shocking murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi previous year, which has renewed criticism of the kingdom's rights record. [Full Article...]


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