's Ranil Wickremesinghe to be appointed as Prime Minister again

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) with the former president, SLFP and others will now work to form a broader political coalition with President Sirisena, said Namal Rajapaksa in a tweet on Friday evening. That issue is now being canvassed before... More..

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Pope francis removes scandal-hit cardinals from his group of advisers
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Pope francis removes scandal-hit cardinals from his group of advisers

Errázuriz has been accused of covering up abuse of minors by former priest Fernando Karadima, and at 85, submitted his resignation from the council in May. The Australian and Chilean cardinals, who were among n...More..

Lankan court rules parliament dissolution illegal - Newspaper
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Lankan court rules parliament dissolution illegal - Newspaper

The Supreme Court on November 13 had issued an interim order ruling Sirisena's gazette notification as temporarily illegal and halted the preparations for snap polls. As many as 13 petitions have been filed aga...More..

Pope removes two cardinals from inner circle over paedophile scandals
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Pope removes two cardinals from inner circle over paedophile scandals

A former Archbishop of Melbourne and Sydney, Cardinal Pell retains his role as Treasurer to the Vatican , its third-highest position, although he has been on a leave of absence for 18 months. He has health pro...More..

by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

‘You called me nebulous’: Heated exchange between May and Juncker goes viral

British Prime Minister Theresa May meets with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss Brexit, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium December 11, 2018. He added: "We...More..

Turkey says to launch new operation against Syria Kurd militia within days
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Turkey says to launch new operation against Syria Kurd militia within days

In an informal session with Pentagon reporters last month, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis rejected Turkey's charges that the YPG was allied with the PKK ( Kurdistan Workers Party ), which has been labeled a t...More..

May seeks compromise with European Union to save Brexit deal
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

May seeks compromise with European Union to save Brexit deal

European diplomats are discussing a two-step plan that would see a brief political statement issued at the summit, followed in January by a legal interpretation of the deal. Mr Blair said: 'We have had 30 month...More..

Immigrant girl, seven, dies after US-Mexico border arrest
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Immigrant girl, seven, dies after US-Mexico border arrest

She was revived, DHS said , but did not recover. What happened here is that they were 90 miles away from where we could process them. "We gave immediate care, we'll continue to look into the situation, but aga...More..

Trump Inauguration Committee Under Criminal Probe
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Trump Inauguration Committee Under Criminal Probe

Moreover, the inauguration's accounting was provided both to the Federal Election Commission and the IRS in compliance with all laws and regulations. The daily said that "giving money in exchange of political...More..

Cash on highway leads to crashes, chaos
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Cash on highway leads to crashes, chaos

For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. He went on to explain that the money legally belonged to Brinks, and that at the time of the incident, the truck was "parked on the shoulder and two...More..

Nancy Pelosi Has Struck a Deal With Rebel Democrats
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Nancy Pelosi Has Struck a Deal With Rebel Democrats

Immediately after Pelosi issued her statement in support of it, all three representatives issued statements of support for her. The agreement ensures Pelosi will easily have the 218 votes she needs to win the...More..

North and South Korean soldiers enter each other's territory
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

North and South Korean soldiers enter each other's territory

News 1 reported Monday North Korea erected a "yellow flag" to mark the middle line between North and South , ahead of inspections of demolished guard posts on Wednesday. South Korea's liberal president , Mo...More..

Michael Flynn to Judge: Don’t Lock Me Up
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Michael Flynn to Judge: Don’t Lock Me Up

Sullivan on Wednesday ordered Mueller to turn over all documents and "memoranda" related to Flynn's questioning by 3 p.m. Friday. "These new reports dropped just hours after the president's attempts to distan...More..

Bolton: China and Russia 'Interfere with U.S. Military' in Africa
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Bolton: China and Russia 'Interfere with U.S. Military' in Africa

They are deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage over the United States. "Its investment ventures are riddled with corruption, and do not meet t...More..

Calgary police deem bomb threats sent to local businesses were a hoax
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Calgary police deem bomb threats sent to local businesses were a hoax

The sender claimed to have had an associate plant a small bomb in the recipient's building and that the only way to stop him from setting it off was by making an online payment of $20,000 in Bitcoin . Police o...More..

Sparkman High, Middle schools lock doors due to ‘threat’ in area
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Sparkman High, Middle schools lock doors due to ‘threat’ in area

Police elsewhere in Colorado said they responded to similar email threats . Columbine High School hit global headlines in 1999 after two students killed thirteen people and wounded more than 20 others before...More..

A USA judge postpones plea agreement for Maria Butina
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

A USA judge postpones plea agreement for Maria Butina

One of the two Americans cited in the case has been identified in USA media as Paul Erickson , a South Dakota-based conservative political activist who was dating Ms Butina. And it said that "US Person 1" ...More..

United Nations chief calls for compromise and sacrifice at climate talks
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

United Nations chief calls for compromise and sacrifice at climate talks

COP24 is considered the most important meeting since the Paris deal set the goal of keeping global warming below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, while pursuing efforts for the tougher goal o...More..

Toledo Woman Accused Of Plotting Pipe Bomb Attacks
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Toledo Woman Accused Of Plotting Pipe Bomb Attacks

Lecron said her master plan was to commit an "upscale mass murder" attack at a Toledo bar, and was also considering her place of work as a target, since she thought the company was polluting the river behind it...More..

May to meet European Union leaders in bid to save Brexit deal
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

May to meet European Union leaders in bid to save Brexit deal

In light of Mrs May's decision to pull the vote and a growing possibility of a "no-deal" Brexit , Ireland's Foreign Minister, Simon Coveney, said the UK's close neighbour would ramp up its plans for a no-deal ...More..

High-speed train crashes in Turkey kills 9
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

High-speed train crashes in Turkey kills 9

Four people have died and 43 more were injured The accident occurred around 6.30 am (3.30am GMT) as the train was travelling between Ankara and the central Turkish province of Konya. Ankara Gov. Vasip Sah...More..

Macron promises minimum wage rise
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Macron promises minimum wage rise

In another move to appease protesters' anger, Macron said he would do away with all wage taxes on overtime work. 'We will respond to the economic and social urgency with strong measures, by cutting taxes more...More..

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski apologizes for homophobic comment about Pompeo
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski apologizes for homophobic comment about Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on Fox & Friends this morning where he appeared to deny that Saudi Arabia's crown prince ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi . She said it sounded like Pompeo wa...More..

Trump denies that few want chief of staff job
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trump denies that few want chief of staff job

The search for President Donald Trump's next apprentice White House chief of staff continues after twice-failed GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum turned down the prospect live on CNN . On Tuesday mo...More..

Russian ex-policeman convicted of murdering 56 women
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Russian ex-policeman convicted of murdering 56 women

Mikhail Popkov , 53, murdered 55 women and a policeman near Irkutsk between 1992 and 2007. Popkov was caught in 2012 after investigators re-examined the case and carried out DNA testing of residents, focus...More..

Authorities think agents from China’s Ministry of State Security hacked Marriott
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Authorities think agents from China’s Ministry of State Security hacked Marriott

According to the New York Times , the hackers that broke into Marriott's systems are said to have worked on behalf of China's Ministry of State Security, which is the nation's civilian-run spy agency. Meng, Hu...More..

Mystery Russian bombers land in Venezuela in WARNING to US
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Mystery Russian bombers land in Venezuela in WARNING to US

Pompeo's undiplomatic statements will follow in the future", the Kremlin spokesman said, TASS reported . Two Russian strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons have landed in ally Venezuela in a...More..

Trump Eliminates Meadows From White House Chief of Staff Search
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trump Eliminates Meadows From White House Chief of Staff Search

Earlier in December, The Washington Post reported that this year's event had not been scheduled yet. With Kelly out, many political pundits, particularly those on the left, worry about what a new, less stru...More..

Alleged Russian spy admits to engaging in conspiracy against US
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Alleged Russian spy admits to engaging in conspiracy against US

While it's highly unusual for an accused Russian spy to cooperate with USA prosecutors, early indications are that her cooperation is narrow in scope. Before the plea, the Russian foreign ministry continued t...More..

Gunman kills four worshippers during mass at cathedral
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gunman kills four worshippers during mass at cathedral

The shooter entered the church around 1:25 p.m., according to state-run news agency Agencia Brasil. Firefighter Alexandre Monteiro told G1 that the four injured were in stable condition. Brazil is routinely the...More..

Tory donors throw weight behind May ahead of confidence vote
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tory donors throw weight behind May ahead of confidence vote

Mr Corbyn repeatedly pushed the PM to hold a vote on her Brexit deal and said the "sorry saga" is frustrating businesses, workers and Tory MPs. The EU need this deal to succeed, why? The EU don't like refer...More..

IDF Apprehends Palestinians Suspected in West Bank Drive-By Shooting
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

IDF Apprehends Palestinians Suspected in West Bank Drive-By Shooting

The IDF killed the son of a West Bank Hamas leader and arrested suspected of links to the terrorist cell that wounded seven Israeli civilians at a bus stop outside of the Ofra settlement earlier this week. Th...More..

Labour talks cancelled in growing row over no-confidence vote
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Labour talks cancelled in growing row over no-confidence vote

Green MP Caroline Lucas appealed to Mr Corbyn as a "friend and a colleague" who shared her desire for "radical" change to the country. Labour could be hoping that Theresa May survives the leadership contest...More..

Russian strategic bombers fly over Caribbean Sea with Venezuelan jets: ministry
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Russian strategic bombers fly over Caribbean Sea with Venezuelan jets: ministry

Tensions between Kremlin and the U.S. on Tuesday continued to rise as two Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons landed in Venezuela in a show of support for the government of socialist Presiden...More..

Crews rescue man stuck in grease vent of empty California restaurant
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Crews rescue man stuck in grease vent of empty California restaurant

Officers found the grease-covered man stuck inside the metal vent of the vacant building, said Sergeant Ray Kelly. It took them about 30 minutes to cut the vent big enough to reach the man, firefighters said, s...More..