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by | December 25, 2018 | 11:54

The pace of troop movements, along with diplomatic outreach, intensified Monday, the same day the Pentagon confirmed outgoing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ordered US troops to start leaving Syria, without elaborating. Trump tweeted on Sunday that he had a " long and productive " call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in which they discussed "the slow & highly coordinated" pullout of USA troops from the area.

by | December 25, 2018 | 09:41

On Christmas Day , the temperature is expected to fall slightly short of that, Vallier-Talbot said, hitting 35 or 36 degrees. "Exactly how much snow we get remains in question, but it won't be as much as our neighbors to the west and north, where upwards of 6" or more look likely.

by | December 25, 2018 | 08:10

North Korea has grander ideas about concessions, naturally. On June 12 in Singapore, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump signed a vaguely worded pledge to "work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

by | December 25, 2018 | 05:37

On Thursday, the US Defense Secretary James Mattis announced that he would resign from his position at the end of February after disagreeing with President Trump over his approach to policy in the Middle East. "As the Kabul administration is the product of the invasion as it has neither capability to end nor want to end the invasion", a Taliban commentary on their official website said.

by | December 25, 2018 | 04:31

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho apologised after initially saying the public should not panic as the wave was a tidal surge and not a tsunami, explaining there had been confusion because no quake had been recorded. Scientists described the event as an "underwater landslide" that came as a deadly surprise because it was not preceded by a massive quake. Residents have been advised to keep away from the coast because the ongoing volcanic eruption may trigger more tsunamis.

by | December 25, 2018 | 02:26

Opal Tower is one of several new luxury apartment blocks in Sydney's Olympic Park and cost $165 million to build. NSW Police said residents of these units had been "escorted back to gather their belongings and have made their own arrangements for accommodation".

by | December 25, 2018 | 02:19

The men are due to appear at Chelmsford magistrates court on Monday. "After that, another helicopter with six policemen came and they kept them in a cabin waiting for the vessel to get in to Tilbury". Its operator, Grimaldi Lines, had earlier reported that four stowaways armed with iron tubes had called for the crew to navigate closer to the coast.

by | December 25, 2018 | 02:14

The judgment against North Korea is largely a symbolic victory for now, since there is no practical way to force Kim Jong-Un's regime to pay the Warmbiers. When his parents boarded a plane to see him upon arrival in the USA, they were "stunned to see his condition", according to court documents. North Korea state media said he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan from his hotel.

by | December 25, 2018 | 02:13

The bodies of Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Maren Ueland from Norway were found on Monday. Since 2002, Morocco had dismantled 185 terror cells and taken measures to rehabilitate those arrested, said Khiam.

by | December 24, 2018 | 19:02

Reacting to the movement, on December 10 Macron made tax and salary concessions. The famous chateau was home to a succession of French kings until the French Revolution in 1789. A Paris prosecuting source accused Drouet of "organizing an illegal demonstration on a public road, carrying an offensive weapon, and taking part in group violence", adding that "many others are under investigation for similar public order offenses".

by | December 24, 2018 | 18:08

Announcing his verdict Judge Arshad Malik convicted Nawaz in the Al-Azizia reference, while acquitting him in the Flagship reference. "Appeal is our right, we will protest but will remain peaceful", former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who succeeded Sharif previous year, told reporters outside the courthouse in Islamabad .

by | December 24, 2018 | 16:10

Congress' inability to approve a funding measure that includes money for President Donald Trump's proposed U.S. -Mexico border wall . The United States on Sunday (Dec 23) entered day two of a government shutdown gridlocking Washington that the White House budget director said could persist into the new year and the next Congress.

by | December 24, 2018 | 16:02

A storm system will inch our way late Christmas night and could bring some light snow before the day ends. West Michigan will see mainly cloudy skies on Monday with a few light snow showers lingering in the morning. If it times out just right we could get snow flurries close to the valley floor. stay tuned. Temperatures will feel colder as if we were in the 20s all day long.

by | December 24, 2018 | 15:44

The news that Mattis will leave immediately comes just two days after the top US diplomat to the coalition fighting ISIS , Brett McGurk , also said he's leaving the administration early in protest of the troop drawdown from Syria. French President Emmanuel Macron's office called the prisoner issue "extremely important for France" and urged discussions to avoid "one of the negative consequences of a hasty retreat".

by | December 24, 2018 | 15:46

Allen, an exuberant 45-year-old, told Sunday Newsday his father used to play Santa at his primary school when he was a child but it was never something he considered doing. The calls flooded in and Shoup instructed his crew to pick up the phones and pretend to be Santa Claus . "He doesn't physically have to be here to let you know that he's sharing your happiness".

by | December 24, 2018 | 15:27

Well-known reporter Awil Dahir Salad was killed in the attacks, according to the London-based Somali broadcaster he worked for, Universal Television. The attack was carried out by a suicide bomber, who drove a auto filled with explosives to the gate of the presidential palace and killed presidential guards, read the statement.

by | December 24, 2018 | 15:09

President Donald Trump twice has complained to Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker after federal prosecutors have mentioned him in reference to crimes his former lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to, CNN reported . "The ultimate decision about whether or not to recuse from a matter in a case such as this rests with the acting attorney general", Boyd said. Late Thursday, Assistant Attorney General Steven Boyd sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and ...

by | December 24, 2018 | 14:59

The Turkish military has not commented on the troop movements. It added that troops brought to the area include members of the Tiger Force, an elite unit that defeated rebels and IS gunmen on several fronts over the past two years. "We have won against ISIS". "We recognize we've got to continue to keep a foot on the throat of Daesh", said Gavin Williamson, using an Arab acronym for IS.

by | December 24, 2018 | 14:58

He suggested the government would remain closed "until the President and Senate Democrats have reached an agreement" - even though other Republicans have suggested this is a five-way negotiation among the White House and the four congressional leaders.

by | December 24, 2018 | 14:58

Part of the military equipment and personnel are to be positioned in posts along the border while some had crossed into Syria via the district of Elbeyli, DHA said. The Turkish president had announced plans last week to start an operation east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria to oust the YPG from the area that it largely controls.

by | December 24, 2018 | 14:57

More than 2,500 people were killed in the tragedy. The natural disaster comes less than three months after a 7.4 magnitude quake struck Central Sulawesi, causing widespread damage and killing 2,256 people. "This is tragic and terrible but the silver lining is that Indonesia has a lot of exteriors dealing with this disaster", she said. "The British Embassy is in contact the Indonesian authorities and monitoring the situation closely", it said.

by | December 24, 2018 | 14:49

Patrick Frazee , 32, is being held without bond on suspicion of first-degree murder and solicitation to commit murder in the slaying of Kelsey Berreth , Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young said at a news conference . That office has a policy of never commenting on pending cases. Although police have still not found her body, the chief said that they do not believe she is alive .

by | December 23, 2018 | 11:53

Help us grow and continue telling Israel's story to the world. The US government was on the verge of a shutdown last night as President Trump continued to demand that Congress provide $5.7 billion for a wall on the Mexican border, despite opposition from senators.

by | December 23, 2018 | 11:36

OKD said earlier that a methane blast more than 800 metres underground devastated areas of the CSM coal mine near the eastern town of Karvina on Thursday. "I wish to express words of deepest sympathy to all the close victims of the mining disaster in Karvina", Morawiecki said. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis called the blast a "huge tragedy" in a tweet, while President Milos Zeman said he was "immensely saddened" by the accident.

by | December 23, 2018 | 09:56

Mattis announced on Thursday his plan to resign, a move prompted by the decision by the president to pull all of the approximately 2,000 US troops from the fight against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria. Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been a vocal critic of the administration's decisions to withdraw troops in Syria and Afghanistan, tweeted his "great sadness" about the news, saying Gen Mattis had "provided sound and ethical military advice to President Trump".

by | December 23, 2018 | 09:10

Democrats and a number of Republicans have raised concerns about Trump's moves at the Justice Department, with a bipartisan group of US senators renewing a push for legislation to protect the special counsel. "Apart from whether Mueller [has] a strong enough factual basis for doing so, Mueller's obstruction theory is fatally misconceived", Barr wrote. "This is ominous: Barr's unsolicited critique of Mueller's pursuit of Trump's obstruction of justice needs to be challenged in the ...

by | December 23, 2018 | 06:27

Nancy Levine, author of the "Tao of Pug", who lives in Woodacre, Calif.is part of this "counter-wall" movement and is credited as a key resistance activist for the "Ladders" effort . A statement on Kolfage's GoFundMe page insists the fundraiser is not a scam because "p$3 eople who try to scam you will not be upfront with their information".

by | December 23, 2018 | 05:44

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference announcing the indictment against global computer hackers at the Department of Justice in Washington , Nov. The hackers, working in association with China's intelligence service, targeted "manager service providers" (MSPs). "The accusation from the US government today that China has violated the 2015 Cybersecurity Agreement means little without a case study or data to support", Priscilla Moriuchi, director of ...

by | December 23, 2018 | 05:32

As well as the U.S., Britain and the European Union have also expressed support for Canada . The United States alleges Meng lied to American banks about a corporate manoeuvre supposedly created to get around USA sanctions against Iran; law-enforcement officials asked Canada to arrest her when she transited through Vancouver on her way to Mexico.

by | December 23, 2018 | 05:10

In China and Iran, most of those detained are citizen journalists who, faced with a regime that suppresses freedom of the press, attempted to share information online - often through social media. The "shocking" murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in October, which led to an worldwide outcry, demonstrated "the appalling nature of the Saudi regime and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's oppressive methods", the organization said.

by | December 23, 2018 | 04:41

Saturday, the Disaster Management Agency said. Scientists say the tsunami could have been caused by the eruption of Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island formed over years from the nearby Krakatau volcano. "Next wave entered the hotel area where i was staying and downed cars on the road behind it". It also cited tidal waves caused by the full moon. Videos posted on social media showed flooded streets, an overturned auto and people running up stairs to escape the waves.

by | December 23, 2018 | 02:24

Trump has demanded $5 billion in federal funds to help build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has ended the rare Saturday session hours after the Senate had opened. "President Trump has thrown a temper tantrum and now has us careening toward a "Trump shutdown " over Christmas ", Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor on Friday.

by | December 23, 2018 | 02:19

A lawyer from the public defender's office was appointed to represent Frazee, according to court documents. "Investigators have recovered a number of items that make us suspicious that the crime did occur at Kelsey's residence". Berreth's employer got a text from her phone on November 25, saying she wouldn't be able to work that week, police have said. Last week, investigators searched Frazee's 35-acre property, located in a small town south of Denver called Florissant but turned up no ...

by | December 22, 2018 | 05:09

Mrs May stressed that the Government had prepared for a no-deal Brexit and "tomorrow the Cabinet will be discussing the next phase in ensuring we are ready for that scenario". The same government statement said that Hammond was making arrangements to ensure that government departments "can fund measures to address civil contingencies in a no deal scenario".

by | December 22, 2018 | 04:52

If Trump were to rashly withdraw the remaining US forces without a sound deal, a gradual decline into a new and more vicious phase of civil war is all but guaranteed. The news broke a day after Trump's decision to pull forces from Syria and hours after the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis was made public.