by | December 22, 2018 | 04:41

Tokyo now observes the moratorium but exploits a loophole to kill hundreds of whales every year for "scientific purposes" as well as to sell the meat through hunting whales in the Southern Ocean since 1987. A 2012 report found that Japan's whaling industry lost more than $10 million a year in the preceding 20 years. Japanese whaling expeditions in Antarctic and Pacific waters kill hundreds of whales annually, ostensibly for research.

by | December 22, 2018 | 04:07

But still, some, including media analyst and former Spiegel employee Stefan Niggemeier, described the magazine's first main feature on its own scandal as "tone-deaf". Moreno made a decision to head back to the south of the United States without the approval of his editors to speak to the sources Relotius claimed to have interviewed.

by | December 22, 2018 | 03:19

A relative of Kelsey Berreth - who was last seen on Thanksgiving Day but is presumed dead - tells PEOPLE she was "hoping ... we'd have more concrete details as to why" following a news conference Friday where authorities announced the arrest of Patrick Frazee , Berreth's fiancé and the father of their 1-year-old daughter.

by | December 22, 2018 | 03:14

According to the decision made by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, 100 Chinese were awarded the medals of reform pioneers and 10 foreigners were honored with China reform friendship medals. "We must, unswervingly, reinforce the development of the state economy while, unswervingly, encouraging, supporting and guiding the development of the non-state economy", he said.

by | December 22, 2018 | 02:45

Over two years of funding disappointments for Trump's signature campaign promise has left voters desperately trying to pick up the tab Mexico wouldn't, while Trump turns to making ultimatums. "We have contacted the Trump Administration to secure a point of contact where all the funds will go upon completion". Trump suggested that there may be other ways for him to secure the funding.

by | December 22, 2018 | 01:01

Donald Trump threatened "a shutdown that will last for a very long time" if he doesn't get money for his border wall Friday as the federal government braced for a partial shutdown that could begin at midnight. President Donald Trump at the White House on December 20, 2018. "We want to keep the government open, but we also want to see an agreement that protects the border".

by | December 22, 2018 | 00:31

Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young answers questions about the disappearance of resident Kelsey Berreth , 29, while her mother, Cheryl Berreth, stands in the background during a news conference at City Hall in Woodland Park, Colo .

by | December 22, 2018 | 00:15

The court says no additional treatment is planned now. It explained that the growths were discovered on Ginsburg's left lung "incidentally" during tests after she fractured her ribs after a fall last month. She was the second woman ever to serve on the court, after Sandra Day O'Connor. She spent a few days in the hospital, but before long, she was back in her Chambers.

by | December 21, 2018 | 05:54

Up to 20 police units, a helicopter, dog units and armed response are searching for the drone which has caused disruption at Gatwick. As of Thursday night, there was no indication of when normal operations would resume "due to ongoing drone activity around the airfield".

by | December 21, 2018 | 05:12

The announcement first came from a tweet from Trump who positioned the departure as retirement. And earlier on Thursday, it was reported that Trump was looking to withdraw more than 10,000 troops from Afghanistan, which is also believed to be contrary to Mattis' views.

by | December 21, 2018 | 05:04

The pair are allegedly part of a "hacking group" known as Advanced Persistent Threat 10 , affiliated with China's main intelligence service. From 2006 through 2018, a criminal indictment states, members of the APT10 group, including the defendants, broke into the computer systems of commercial and defense tech companies, and U.S.

by | December 21, 2018 | 04:40

Before leaving, Obama thanked the staff for working during the holidays and recorded a video message to be played on the hospital's internal TV system for those he wasn't able to visit during the trip. The former president who is globally known for being a down-to-earth human being and all-round awesome man spent time with the kids; planting huge smiles on their faces, giving out gifts and warm hugs.

by | December 21, 2018 | 04:31

Soon enough, Flynn lost his job. Flynn's second option is to cooperate even more, but there may not be much more he can say or do. Because he cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation on Russian interference into the 2016 US election, Flynn is expected to receive minimal or no prison time.

by | December 21, 2018 | 03:29

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Mexico is on board, and will offer humanitarian visas and work permits so the migrants can live while they wait for a decision from American authorities. courts. Nielsen said in a statement the policy would be done legally. The section pertains to cases where immigration officers determine that an alien seeking admission "is not clearly and beyond a doubt entitled to be admitted" into the United States.

by | December 21, 2018 | 03:20

She defended the prime minister's use of pantomime language, saying it was "a bit of parliamentary banter", which "anyone could tell" was different to calling someone a "stupid woman". The alleged remarks came after the Prime Minister said the Labour Party "aren't impressed" with their leader's stance on Brexit . Conservative MPs say they do not believe his explanation and are calling for an apology.

by | December 21, 2018 | 00:59

Rank-and-file House Republicans left a closed-door meeting with their leaders giving conflicting views on whether Trump would sign into law the bill that would keep about 25 per cent of federal programs operating beyond midnight on Friday when existing money expires.

by | December 21, 2018 | 00:46

Relotius admitted at least 14 of almost 60 articles he has written for Der Spiegel were at least partially fabricated. As Der Spiegel reports , Juan Moreno, his co-reporter on the story, started to investigate Relotius' work, despite his repeated claims of honesty and other colleagues' incredulity that their acclaimed coworker could be lying.

by | December 21, 2018 | 00:28

And advice to private individuals will be issued over the coming weeks through adverts, websites and direct communications. Williamson said the Ministry of Defence would "have 3,500 service personnel held at readiness, including regulars and reserves, in order to support any government department on any contingencies they may need".

by | December 21, 2018 | 00:19

Biegun said after arriving in South Korea on Wednesday that Washington was reviewing easing travel restrictions on North Korea to facilitate humanitarian shipments to help resolve an impasse in nuclear negotiations. -South Korea alliance as Trump pursues another summit with Kim, which the president said could come as soon as next month. The United States has said that it will not lift sanctions on North Korea until more progress has been made toward the verifiable denuclearization of North ...

by | December 21, 2018 | 00:13

The Committee in its work should be guided by the spirit of commitment and constructive participation to achieve a general agreement among its members, to provide the result with the greatest possible support from the Syrian people, the statement stressed.

by | December 20, 2018 | 05:11

The blast, which took place in an area with residential and dining establishments, sent debris into area streets and a large plume of smoke rose from the scene, according to Kyodo News . Media reports said the incident may have involved gas tanks, but Sapporo police and fire officials investigating the blast said it was too early to pinpoint the cause, according to Reuters.

by | December 20, 2018 | 04:28

The Arab League suspended Syria's membership in November 2011 in response to the Syrian government's violent attacks on pro-democracy protests. Assad greeted the Sudanese president at the airport. Instead, the article noted, Turkish officials discuss a "political process" in Syria while Jordan recently opened a bordered crossing. The Syrian foreign minister and his Bahraini counterpart had also turned heads in September after they greeted each other with a hug on the sidelines of the UN ...

by | December 20, 2018 | 02:33

After the alleged assault, Grace Mugabe hurriedly flew out of South Africa, accompanied by her husband who was visiting for a regional summit. That immunity was overturned by a South African court this year after the alleged victim, model Gabriella Engels, challenged the decision.

by | December 20, 2018 | 01:58

A "whistleblower" at the consultancy said it used Facebook data to develop profiles of users who were targeted with personalized messages that could have played on their fears. State attorneys general from both major US political parties have stepped up their enforcement of privacy laws in recent years, said James Tierney, a lecturer at Harvard Law School and Maine's former attorney general.

by | December 20, 2018 | 01:47

Defense Secretary James Mattis said on December 6, "There's more work to be done". A complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria would still leave a sizeable USA military presence in the region, including about 5,200 troops across the border in Iraq.

by | December 20, 2018 | 01:42

According to a Defense Department official Wednesday, a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of US troops from the Middle Eastern country is now being planned. forces from the Middle Eastern country. "At this time, we continue to work by, with and through our partners in the region", Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a short statement Wednesday.

by | December 20, 2018 | 01:21

She was taken into custody at the request of the USA government and is free on CAN$10 million bail while awaiting an extradition hearing. Last week two Canadians - former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor - were detained by China amid the diplomatic quarrel triggered by Meng's arrest.

by | December 20, 2018 | 01:03

The mercury will edge into double figures in some locations. Wednesday will have plenty of sunshine with temperatures close to average in the low 40s. Meanwhile, it's just a 1/4 shot of any part of the United Kingdom seeing snow on Christmas Day . Historically, the "best" place to see a White Christmas locally, at about 10-20 percent, lies along and west of I-81.

by | December 20, 2018 | 00:50

In this March 23, 2018, photo, USA military F-35B fighter jet lands aboard amphibious assault ship Wasp during an exercise in the western Pacific. The protest was made through official channels by Japanese diplomats in Moscow on December 19, according to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

by | December 20, 2018 | 00:42

Trump has repeatedly slammed the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt" and insisted there was "NO COLLUSION" with Russian Federation. "Chris, you're going all over the place", Giuliani complained. Cohen admitted to making illegal payments during the 2016 campaign to several women who claimed to have an affair with Trump. "Remember, Michael Cohen only became a "Rat" after the Federal Bureau of Investigation did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt ...

by | December 20, 2018 | 00:37

The former first lady admitted that she left out plenty of good stories from the memoir , largely to speed up husband Barack Obama's reading time. In her interview, Michelle Obama later complained that her last night at the White House was hard because her daughters made a decision to have a sleepover.

by | December 20, 2018 | 00:38

The act would give elderly and terminally ill inmates a path home and invest tens of millions in re-entry programming. Prisoners can also reduce their sentences by earning credits for good behavior , participating in vocational training, and other rehabilitative services.

by | December 19, 2018 | 17:40

The new Space Command will be only the 11th combined combatant command, joining the ranks of Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, and Special Operations Command, which oversees elite troops known as Special Operations Forces.

by | December 19, 2018 | 15:57

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood and a lawyer for the foundation signed the agreement stipulating that the foundation will be dissolved and its assets distributed to other nonprofits. On MSNBC this afternoon on "Deadline: White House" hosted by former President Bush Communciatons Director Nicolle Wallace, former FBI Assistant Director of Counterintellgence Frank Figliuzzi said regarding President Trump's 17 ongoing investigations: "We are taking about a crime family".

by | December 19, 2018 | 15:44

Because of this clarification, the press release stated, bump stocks are illegal to possess. It will take effect 90 days after it is published in the Federal Register , which is expected to happen Friday. The Trump administration is rolling out a new federal regulation which will officially ban bump stocks , following support by the NRA. Bump stocks became a focal point in the gun control debate after they were used in the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in ...