by | December 28, 2018 | 13:22

The political upside is, the optics are good for the president and for the first lady. As well, several in the last 10 years have been larger than service members are getting now - 2.4 percent this year and 2.6 percent in 2019. Trump defended the decision while addressing troops Wednesday, saying that ISIS has been defeated in Syria . "Been more than 10 years, that's a long time ", Trump said, repeating the false claim.

by | December 28, 2018 | 11:41

Instead of proof that extraterrestrials live among us and the People in Black are the galaxy defenders you always suspected, the glimmering light was reportedly derived from a transformer explosion at a Con Edison power facility in Astoria, according to the New York City Police Department.

by | December 28, 2018 | 11:27

While those familiar with the White House's plans state that ZTE and Huawei won't be specifically mentioned in the order, a source says that it is expected commerce officials would interpret it as authorization to limit the spread of equipment made by the two companies.

by | December 28, 2018 | 08:22

Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton have always been finishers in the top 10 of most admired women; the former made her 31st appearance on the list this year while the latter made her 27th. Barack Obama was the victor among men for the 11th consecutive year, including one year as president-elect, eight as president and two as former president.

by | December 28, 2018 | 07:04

CBS New York reports NYPD said a transformer exploded at the utility company's facility in Astoria shortly after 9 p.m. The incident is under control and no injuries have been reported, the FDNY said. Locals posted pictures of the explosion and the teal blue sky. It was the second major incident involving Con Edison in the last six months. Mayor Bill de Blasio's Twitter account tweeted that an "electrical surge at a substation" caused the light show.

by | December 28, 2018 | 05:11

How you're affected: USA Today listed the ways the government shutdown impacts you. Given the minimal impact of the shutdown on the public, and the lack of consequences in Washington for the president at least for now, he may seek to drag this out as long as he can while continually battering the Democrats politically like he is doing on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

by | December 28, 2018 | 03:57

The previous day, the president paid a surprise visit to the Al-Asad Air Base west of Baghdad along with the first lady, Melania Trump . The president spoke to a group of about 100 mostly special forces personnel and separately with military leaders before leaving a few hours later.

by | December 28, 2018 | 03:15

President of Syrian Turkmen Assembly says that liberation of Manbij and the east of Euphrates River will be answer for "YPG terrorists who abuse Arab, Turkmen, and Kurdish minorities in northern Syria." Cavusoglu warned France against shielding Kurdish YPG fighters from a Turkish assault after Kurdish forces called for a larger French role after the USA withdrawal.

by | December 28, 2018 | 01:33

Trump landed at an airbase west of Baghdad after dark Wednesday, leaving behind a government shutdown and other upheaval at home. It is his first visit with troops stationed in a troubled region. "I will tell you that I've had some very good talks with (Turkish) President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan who wants to knock them out also and he'll do it".

by | December 27, 2018 | 07:11

He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Law enforcement officials have released surveillance images of a suspect and a gray Dodge Ram truck, they suspect it may be connected to the shooting. "The vehicle does not have an actual California license plate", said Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputy Royjinder Singh (who is not related to Ronil Singh).

by | December 27, 2018 | 06:41

Putin's hopes for repairing ties with Washington under President Donald Trump have fizzled amid investigations into allegations of Trump's campaign ties with Russian Federation, and tensions have escalated as the US administration slapped Russian Federation with new waves of sanctions.

by | December 27, 2018 | 06:29

The four-member group was hurled from the stage as the water slammed into the audience - only the band's lead vocalist survived. "So our celebration is full of grief". Legendary Ghana global Michael Essien has paid tributes to the victims of the Tsunami that hit Indonesia over the weekend. Nearby buoy detection systems have not been operational since 2012.

by | December 27, 2018 | 03:03

Compared to last year's lackluster winter and poor runoff this spring, numerous basins are reporting good numbers for the percentage of "snow water equivalent" that has accumulated compared to the median. There could be a risk of ice forming for those in the advisory area as the storm rotates around and temperatures drop. But the main winter-storm impacts will begin Thursday morning and continue through Thursday night.

by | December 27, 2018 | 02:42

Trump said it was unclear when Democrats would allow the government to reopen. Which sounds like a bit of a "tantrum" in itself. "As soon as I said, I want to build the wall, they were all against it". Democrats oppose spending money on a wall, preferring instead to pump the dollars into fencing, technology and other means of controlling access to the border.

by | December 27, 2018 | 02:33

Pope Francis appealed for fraternity among individuals of every nation and culture in his Christmas message from the balcony of St Peter's Basilica. Peter's Basilica. He also cited conflicts and vulnerable populations in much of Africa, in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Ukraine. The address comes one day after Pope Francis' traditional Christmas Eve message , in which he condemned the huge divide between the world's rich and poor.

by | December 27, 2018 | 01:20

Christmas is a unique event of birth of God-Man that Christian world is celebrating since ancient times, and the word Christmas is a diminutive word of God and the original name of the child Jesus , who was later applied to the feast of the Day of his birth.

by | December 27, 2018 | 01:13

Trump was joined by national security adviser John Bolton. Mr Trump said the U.S. had no plans to pull out of Iraq, Reuters reports. He hasn't stated plans for the 5,000 or so American troops in Iraq who returned to the country in 2014 to battle ISIS.

by | December 27, 2018 | 00:41

There doesn't seem to be much in the way of festive spirit at the White House this Christmas ... "I do find the president's comments in that regard a little bit ridiculous", adds Erwin, whose organization represents more than 110,000 federal workers across the United States, in departments ranging from the Social Security Administration to the U.S.

by | December 27, 2018 | 00:38

A quake triggered by Mount Etna has jolted eastern Sicily, injuring 10 people and prompting frightened Italian villagers to flee their homes. Amid the busy holiday season, Mount Etna's eruption led to the closure of Catania airport on Sicily's eastern coast because of the heavy ash that was sent into the sky.

by | December 26, 2018 | 12:28

We in the USA military are privileged to defend America, especially at this time of year, for we ensure our fellow Americans celebrate this season of hope in peace and safety. French President Emmanuel Macron has criticised President Trump's decision, saying "an ally must be reliable". Mattis' resignation on principle sounded a clarion call, telling others-particularly Republican Senators and foreign policy experts-that in the Trump era the stakes are too high to continue to complain in ...

by | December 26, 2018 | 10:27

He offered his condolences to the families of Martha Erika Alonso and husband Rafael Moreno and vowed a transparent investigation into the cause of the Christmas eve crash. Lopez Obrador's leftist National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) accused her of stealing the election. The deceased was the first woman to occupy the position in Puebla, where her husband was governor from 2011 to 2017.

by | December 26, 2018 | 09:26

The doors of the building were jammed and the police had to break through to help residents out. Fire and Rescue New South Wales urban search and rescue officers and specialist engineers, as well as the building's designers and managers, worked late into the night to assess the building.

by | December 26, 2018 | 07:57

They identified the militia leader killed in the attack as Abdul-Rahman Mazoughi of the Revolutionary Brigade. A civil servant who headed a department in the ministry was among those killed, security sources said. Two competing administrations, rival militias, tribes and militants have been vying for control of territory and the country's vast oil wealth. Interior Minister Fathi Ali Bashagha said however that apart from the attackers only two people were killed, adding that investigations ...

by | December 26, 2018 | 05:59

Mr Trump argued that drug flows and human trafficking can only be stopped by a wall. Or wait: It seems Trump has already built big sections of the wall , thanks to some $5 billion Congress has already given him. Trump has long demanded 5 billion USA dollars for the border wall , a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign, but Democrats were only willing to approve a funding of 1.3 billion dollars to enhance border security.

by | December 26, 2018 | 05:42

Meng was released on bail in Vancouver pending her USA extradition hearing on fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran. On Thursday, reports surfaced that Mr. Kovrig is not allowed to apply for bail or see a lawyer, faces questioning every morning, afternoon and evening, and is forbidden to turn off the lights at night.

by | December 26, 2018 | 05:07

The 85-year-old associate justice recalled how her father moved to the United States at age 13 from Russian Federation, and that her mother was born just four months after her grandparents arrived on Ellis Island in NY. The Supreme Court is scheduled to be back in session on January 7th. On Friday, Ginsburg's trainer Bryant Johnson told PEOPLE that she is eager to hit the gym after cancer surgery .

by | December 26, 2018 | 04:41

An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment on the reports. Earlier, Syrian state media reported that the country's air defenses had engaged " enemy targets " in the countryside west of Damascus, in an alleged Israeli attack launched from the direction of Lebanon.

by | December 26, 2018 | 03:46

As colder air pours in behind that storm system late Thursday night into Friday morning, a little snowfall is possible with minor accumulation in some of the area. Lake effect snow today gives parts of Northeast Ohio a slight chance at a White Christmas. Christmas is upon us. "It can switch the precipitation over to rain or create a mix, which drastically reduces how much snow you get".

by | December 26, 2018 | 02:35

On Sunday, a top Trump aide said the shutdown could continue to January 3, when the new Congress convenes, with Democrats taking majority control in the House. The closure is expected to last through Thursday - at least. The parks service is one of the many federal institutions suffering from the funding suspension.

by | December 26, 2018 | 02:21

Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are also available in the Apple and Google Play stores, so parents and children can countdown the days until Santa's launch on their smartphones and tablets! The president was spending a rare Christmas in Washington because of a stalemate with Congress over government funding that left several departments and agencies shuttered since the weekend, affecting the livelihoods of some 800,000 federal employees.

by | December 26, 2018 | 02:16

They added the youngster showed "signs of potential illness" on Monday and was taken with his father to a hospital in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The boy's death comes weeks after the December 8 death of 7-year-old Jackeline Caal, a Guatemalan girl who died from dehydration in DHS custody after crossing the border from Mexico with her father.

by | December 26, 2018 | 01:49

One day later, McGurk was confirmed to have resigned, in the latest sign of US senior official's growing objection to Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria. Turkey-backed Syrian fighters walk down a road in the town of Krata, near the rebel-held border town of Jarabulus, on December 24, 2018 . USA forces still remain in Manbij, and the Turkey-backed fighters will not advance until they withdraw, Hamoud told Reuters .

by | December 25, 2018 | 12:24

From the whole team at SEJ, a very Merry Christmas to all! NORAD's Santa-tracking website , www. noradsanta .org, provides real-time animated updates of the worldwide journey. However, the Santa tracker budget was approved earlier this year and the phones are manned by 1,500 civilian and military volunteers who will answer the phones for children calling 1-877-HI-NORAD.

by | December 25, 2018 | 12:25

One of the wounded civilians broke several bones after jumping from the third floor of a building to escape the attackers, an AFP correspondent at a hospital said. 24, 2018. People in nearby buildings reportedly locked themselves in their offices for safety, a witness told the Reuters news agency. The latest violence comes just two days after U.S.

by | December 25, 2018 | 12:01

The United Arab Emirates has released photos of the daughter of one of the country's rulers after friends said they believe she was forcibly returned to Dubai after fleeing. "However, a number of serious questions still remain as to Sheikha Latifa's whereabouts, her overall well-being and whether she remains detained all appear to be at issue and unanswered by the official statement of the United Arab Emirates", it continued.