White House, Democrats dig in as shutdown fears intensify

Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have proposed no more than $1.6 billion for border fencing upgrades and other security measures - but not a wall - as outlined in a bipartisan Senate bill. For their part, Democrats are gleefu... More..

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Interior Secy. Zinke to step down at end of the year
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Interior Secy. Zinke to step down at end of the year

A state funeral for Bush will be held in Washington over the next three days, beginning with him lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning. "Different people, same appetite for greed an...More..

U.S. appreciates Pakistan efforts for peace process in Afghanistan
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

U.S. appreciates Pakistan efforts for peace process in Afghanistan

Thirdly, Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed to further improve bilateral ties, implement the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity, boost positive interactions in political, military, economic ...More..

Strike shuts Kashmir as anger grows over killings
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Strike shuts Kashmir as anger grows over killings

Condemning the killings of seven civilians in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district , Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday emphasised on the need for dialogue to resolve the "conflict" in the state an...More..

Senate Passes Resolution Condemning Saudi Crown Prince for Khashoggi Murder
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Senate Passes Resolution Condemning Saudi Crown Prince for Khashoggi Murder

In a unanimous vote on Thursday, the Senate approved the resolution condemning Khashoggi's murder and calling Prince Mohammed - also known as MBS - "responsible" for it. The resolutions acknowledge the impo...More..

Hamas chief praises West Bank 'resistance' after deadly attacks
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Hamas chief praises West Bank 'resistance' after deadly attacks

Israeli forces destroyed the home of a Palestinian accused of killing two Israelis, in an army raid that triggered clashes overnight on December 17, an AFP journalist said. They accused Netanyahu of failing to ...More..

Don't politicise Sajjan Kumar conviction in 1984 anti-Sikh riot case: Congress
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Don't politicise Sajjan Kumar conviction in 1984 anti-Sikh riot case: Congress

The testimony of three eyewitnesses whose family members were killed, some burned alive by the murderous mob, resulted in Monday's conviction. Sajjan Kumar has been convicted for the murder of five members ...More..

Zinke resigns as interior secretary amid numerous probes
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Zinke resigns as interior secretary amid numerous probes

The president then said Zinke has accomplished much during his tenure and thanked him for his service to the nation. "At the very least the American public deserves to know more about the man behind the curta...More..

Israel chides Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as capital
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Israel chides Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as capital

All they'll say for now is that the move will happen after "a peace settlement" is reached. In a backdown from his original proposal, Mr Morrison declined to move Australia's embassy to Jerusalem immediately ...More..

British PM Theresa May slams Tony Blair over anti-Brexit moves
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

British PM Theresa May slams Tony Blair over anti-Brexit moves

The British Parliament was supposed to vote on Ms May's Brexit plan last week, but she postponed it after it became clear that lawmakers would decisively reject it . Allies of Theresa May were forced to dist...More..

United States judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

United States judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal

But little will be different in the meantime. Today's misguided ruling will not deter us: "our coalition will continue to fight in court for the health and wellbeing of all Americans". This comes the day befo...More..

Constantinople Patriarch to Give Tomos on Ukraine's 'New Church' Autocephaly
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Constantinople Patriarch to Give Tomos on Ukraine's 'New Church' Autocephaly

These include lying about Russian soldiers in Ukraine, lying after Russians shot down a passenger plane with a Buk missile, lying about not invading Crimea , lying about whether Russia is going to annex Crim...More..

Jamal Khashoggi murder suspect was heard boasting, 'I know how to cut'
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi murder suspect was heard boasting, 'I know how to cut'

This week, citing its own sources, CNN reported that the audio recording of the journalist's last moments captured him saying " I can't breathe ", which was followed by the sounds of his body being dismembere...More..

Korea warns U.S. sanctions may 'block path to denuclearisation'
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Korea warns U.S. sanctions may 'block path to denuclearisation'

Kim Jong-il is believed to have died due to medical conditions exacerbated by a heart attack in 2011. A second summit between Trump and Kim - who exchanged personal insults and threats of war throughout 2017 ...More..

Scores injured in Japan restaurant explosion
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Scores injured in Japan restaurant explosion

They were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment. The broadcaster said the district office was to set up a shelter for neighbors of the restaurant to stay overnight so they could escape the smoke. The Jiji ...More..

Brexit: May rebuffed by European Union leaders in Brussels
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Brexit: May rebuffed by European Union leaders in Brussels

Most Conservative lawmakers who don't have government positions voted against her during this past week's no-confidence vote. After listening to a presentation from the prime minister about MPs" concerns whic...More..

NYC Subway Rider Makes Citizen's Arrest on Passenger Accused of Assault
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

NYC Subway Rider Makes Citizen's Arrest on Passenger Accused of Assault

From there, Lushchinskaya increased the intensity of her attack, kicking the woman and hitting her with an umbrella as other passengers tried to get her to stop. The woman reported her rape to a police precinct...More..

Cohen says Trump knew payments were wrong
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Cohen says Trump knew payments were wrong

According to the report, NY prosecutors also are investigating "whether some of the committee's top donors gave money in exchange for access to the incoming Trump administration, policy concessions or to influe...More..

Moscow Says Strategic Bombers Return To Russia After Stay In Venezuela
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Moscow Says Strategic Bombers Return To Russia After Stay In Venezuela

The Tu-160 is capable of carrying conventional or nuclear-tipped cruise missiles with a range of 5,500km. Such bombers took part in Russia's campaign in Syria, where they launched conventionally-armed Kh-101 cr...More..

EU's Tusk says no more Brexit negotiations
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

EU's Tusk says no more Brexit negotiations

May is facing an uphill battle to persuade MPs that the Northern Ireland backstop contained in the withdrawal agreement would not trap the United Kingdom in a permanent customs union. 'So we would like, withi...More..

Russian Orthodox church calls on United Nations for help in Ukraine
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Russian Orthodox church calls on United Nations for help in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed the decision following a historic synod at Kyiv's Saint Sophia Cathedral when the country's Orthodox Council voted to establish the independent church. The mee...More..

USA warns Turkey against offensive into northeast Syria
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

USA warns Turkey against offensive into northeast Syria

Turkey has complained over the slow implementation of a deal with Washington to pull YPG militants out of Manbij, which lies in mainly Arab territory west of the Euphrates, back to the eastern bank of the river...More..

President Trump: Democrats are hypocrites, they have always supported border security
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

President Trump: Democrats are hypocrites, they have always supported border security

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., in the Oval Office of the White House, Tues...More..

'I don’t agree with his tone': Melania's controversial comments about Donald Trump
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

'I don’t agree with his tone': Melania's controversial comments about Donald Trump

Mrs. Trump's stops at a pair of military bases Wednesday came during an unusually busy week of public appearances for the first lady. Trump has repeatedly attacked the press as "fake news" and referred to th...More..

by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

May Said to Warn Merkel, Macron Their Brexit Deal Is Almost Dead

May said: "My discussions with colleagues today have shown that further clarification and discussion, following the Council's conclusions is, in fact, possible". If May can't find a plan that Parliament will ac...More..

Latest update following 'major incident' at Chester Zoo today
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Latest update following 'major incident' at Chester Zoo today

In a statement , the zoo said: "Sumatran orangutans and other mammals are all accounted for". 15 fire appliances were sent to the zoo, crews wearing breathing apparatus and using main jets - brought the fire...More..

Grace Millane: Backpacker's body returned to family
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Grace Millane: Backpacker's body returned to family

They added: "We would like to thank the people of New Zealand for their outpouring of love, numerous messages, tributes and compassion". She was last seen the night before her birthday, entering a hotel in ce...More..

Chris Christie Declines White House Chief of Staff Position
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Chris Christie Declines White House Chief of Staff Position

Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is on the short-list of potential candidates for the president's next chief of staff, U.S. "Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Tr...More..

Remains of homeowner's father found in basement
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Remains of homeowner's father found in basement

The police would only say they are investigating the case as a homicide. Carroll said there were always family rumors that his father might be buried there. Carroll also said that his former stepfather, Richard...More..

President Trump’s Interior Chief to step down
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

President Trump’s Interior Chief to step down

Donald Trump said Saturday that his interior secretary will be leaving soon - the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the United States president's turnover-plagued administration. "I think I'm ...More..

Supreme Court to deliver Rafale case judgement on Friday
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Supreme Court to deliver Rafale case judgement on Friday

Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K.M. Joseph were the other members of the three-judge bench that was hearing the four petitions seeking a stay on the RS 59,000-crore Rafale deal, signed between India and Fr...More..

Fox 2 Meteorologist Jessica Starr Dead at Age 35
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Fox 2 Meteorologist Jessica Starr Dead at Age 35

FOX 2 Detroit and Jessica's colleague Amy Andrews announced Jessica's passing on Twitter this morning, revealing that she had died in a suicide. "She's been our hometown hero for a long time", coach Robert ...More..

No-deal Brexit prep details coming on December 19th — EU's Juncker
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

No-deal Brexit prep details coming on December 19th — EU's Juncker

President of EU Council Donald Tusk took to Twitter to announce the decision. Britain's departure from the bloc, scheduled for March 29, occurs on its watch. May has resisted all calls for another vote on Bre...More..

Strasbourg shooting: gunman was listed as potential terror threat
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Strasbourg shooting: gunman was listed as potential terror threat

In response to Tuesday's shooting, the government chose to take the country's attack risk up a level on the official threat index and to send security reinforcements to Strasbourg , Interior Minister Christoph...More..

May's post-Brexit trade deal suggestion dismissed by Taoiseach
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

May's post-Brexit trade deal suggestion dismissed by Taoiseach

When asked if these assurances could be legally binding, Mr. Varadkar responded: "I don't think we could agree to anything that would change the content of the treaty, change the content of the withdrawal agree...More..