4.8 magnitude quake hits Sicily

The 3,330-metre-high volcano can burst several times a year, spewing lava and ash high over the Mediterranean island. Monday's eruption occurred on the side of Mount Etna and was the first lateral eruption in a decade. The national institute for ge... More..

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Mattis sends last Christmas message to troops before resigning
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Mattis sends last Christmas message to troops before resigning

Pat Ryder. Ryder said Dunford "told them that they're American soldiers, they have a mission to do, and to just get after it". Unlike the seemingly endless number of Trump officials who have left an Adminis...More..

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ChrisD.ca
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ChrisD.ca

I know many of you have been busy preparing for Christmas Day, the one time of the year when many of us get a chance to relax. Merry Christmas to one and all this holiday from everyone here at Clarksville O...More..

Three dead in Libya's foreign ministry attack in Tripoli
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Three dead in Libya's foreign ministry attack in Tripoli

A Reuters witness saw smoke coming out of the building. In a reflection of the state of affairs in the country, Bashagha, who is one of the leaders of Misrata, a city home to one of the most powerful militias...More..

Meghan Markle's Christmas curtsy to the Queen one year later
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Meghan Markle's Christmas curtsy to the Queen one year later

Meghan came under fire for her poor attempt previous year, where she did not go down far enough and was shown-up by Kate's more polished effort. The US born actress, who is pregnant, exchanged a smile wi...More..

Sydney Olympic Park Opal Tower evacuation: 51 units deemed unsafe
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sydney Olympic Park Opal Tower evacuation: 51 units deemed unsafe

Fire and Rescue New South Wales reported that an emergency services operation was underway "following concerns about structural integrity of a 30-storey residential building". "It's just the local structure h...More..

Trump insists US government shutdown will only end when wall is funded
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Trump insists US government shutdown will only end when wall is funded

I can tell you it's not going to be open until we have a wall or fence, whatever they'd like to call it", Mr Trump said , referring to Democrats who staunchly oppose walling off the border. Mr Trump claimed ...More..

Syria military says Israel strikes hit Damascus weapons depot
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Syria military says Israel strikes hit Damascus weapons depot

An air defense missile is seen in the sky over Damascus, Syria, on December 25, 2018. Lebanon's National News Agency reported Israeli Air Force planes were operating over southern Lebanon. Syrian state media ...More..

Trump tells boy that believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Trump tells boy that believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump answer calls from people at the White House . "'Cause at 7 it's marginal, right?" A few seconds into the chat with Coleman, Trump asked: "You doin...More..

US says 8-year-old Guatemalan boy has died in government custody
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

US says 8-year-old Guatemalan boy has died in government custody

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release that the boy died shortly after midnight. On Monday evening, the boy was nauseous and vomited. The agency added that the Department of Homeland Securi...More..

U.S. government shutdown continues as Democrats refuse funds for Mexico wall
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

U.S. government shutdown continues as Democrats refuse funds for Mexico wall

This was also the first time he had said that replacing old fencing would count, in his mind, toward his central campaign promise of building a "big handsome wall" on the U.S. George W. Bush spent the holiday a...More..

China 'resolutely opposes' demands for release of detained Canadians
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

China 'resolutely opposes' demands for release of detained Canadians

Kovrig and Spavor were detained on December 10 and accused of engaging in activities that "endanger China's national security". Freeland has said Chinese authorities had not drawn a direct connection between ...More..

Bob Corker jabs back at Donald Trump in Twitter beef
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Bob Corker jabs back at Donald Trump in Twitter beef

Corker referred to the White House as "an adult daycare center" late a year ago after Trump hit him with a fusillade of Tweets . Trump fired off a series of Tweets, ripping into Senator Corker, according to ...More..

Mexico: Governor of Puebla and senator die in helicopter crash
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Mexico: Governor of Puebla and senator die in helicopter crash

State spokesman Maximiliano Cortazar demanded a "transparent, impartial and independent" investigation. Martha Erika Alonso, governor of the state of Puebla, delivers a speech during her swearing-in ceremony ...More..

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy Christmas Eve
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy Christmas Eve

As the high pressure departs toward the east, southerly winds help to bring warm conditions back, which will extend through the rest of the week. Wednesday: Mainly sunny and highs near 37. The storm system ...More..

Erdogan invites Trump to visit Turkey
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Erdogan invites Trump to visit Turkey

Turkey's President Erdogan (L) also wished a happy new year to the US President and the American people. White House spokesman Hogan Gidley confirmed the invitation in a statement on Monday evening, saying, ...More..

Trump Says Saudi Arabia, Not U.S., Will Rebuild Syria
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Trump Says Saudi Arabia, Not U.S., Will Rebuild Syria

Trump's comments on Monday came days after he took to Twitter to announce the withdrawal of all 2,000 USA troops from Syria while also abruptly declaring victory over ISIL in the country. The United States, F...More..

Santa Claus is coming to town and NORAD knows when
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Santa Claus is coming to town and NORAD knows when

Claus. NORAD has tracked Santa Claus' sleigh from the North Pole since 1955. The North American Aerospace Defense Command - a joint U.S. NORAD's Santa tracker has now expanded to include social media si...More..

At least 43 killed in Kabul govt compound attack
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

At least 43 killed in Kabul govt compound attack

The incident was the 22nd attack in Kabul since January. Afghan authorities on Tuesday collected 43 bodies from a government compound in the capital Kabul that was targeted by a suicide bomber and extremi...More..

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Be careful what you wish for
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Be careful what you wish for

Historically, 7's meteorologist Jackie Layer said, the western part of the state is 50 to 60 percent likely to have snow on Christmas, closer to Boston, the numbers fall to 40 to 50 percent. "It's basically gon...More..

Pyongyang: We’ll Disarm After ‘American Nuclear Threat’ Removed from Region
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Pyongyang: We’ll Disarm After ‘American Nuclear Threat’ Removed from Region

Ri and his Chinese counterpart will likely discuss the possible visits by Chinese leaders to Pyongyang next year, since Kim has already visited China multiple times this year, Lü said. Since then there have bee...More..

Otto Warmbier death: North Korea told to pay parents more than $740m
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Otto Warmbier death: North Korea told to pay parents more than $740m

In a strongly worded opinion, Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the US District Court for the District of Columbia said the large award was necessary to punish and deter North Korea for the "torture, hostage-taking...More..

Hundreds of people evacuated after crack appears in 30-storey tower
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Hundreds of people evacuated after crack appears in 30-storey tower

An emergency operation is now under way at Opal Tower and an exclusion zone set up that includes the train station. It's a grim Christmas for some residents of a high rise in Sydney Olympic Park after aut...More..

Indonesia Searches for Survivors After Volcano Triggers Tsunami
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Indonesia Searches for Survivors After Volcano Triggers Tsunami

The pope also appealed for people to show solidarity, and for the worldwide community to lend support, for those affected by the disaster. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho apologised after initi...More..

How a partial government shutdown could play out: By the numbers
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

How a partial government shutdown could play out: By the numbers

Other senators also flew home after voting on Wednesday, but returned to the Capitol to vote on House resolution. Essentially, it all boils down to Trump's much-vaunted US-Mexico border wall that Trump says i...More..

Respite in Paris; fewer protesters take to the streets
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Respite in Paris; fewer protesters take to the streets

The protest first erupted on November 17 over the fuel tax hike proposed by Macron aimed to cut carbon emission. But as evening fell, violence broke out again on the iconic Champs Elysees avenue. Interior Min...More..

Nawaz Sharif shifted to Adiala before transfer to Kot Lakhpat
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Nawaz Sharif shifted to Adiala before transfer to Kot Lakhpat

Sharif, who denies wrongdoing, was jailed in July in a different corruption case but bailed on appeal when the Islamabad High Court suspended his 10-year sentence in September. The judge on Wednesday reje...More..

Seven die in Mogadishu vehicle bomb attacks
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Seven die in Mogadishu vehicle bomb attacks

A 10th person has been killed in anti-government protests that started in France more than five weeks ago over fuel taxes and wages demonstrators say are inconsistent with rising costs of living. The death toll...More..

Trump’s Conversations With Whitaker Lead to Increased Concerns of Obstruction
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Trump’s Conversations With Whitaker Lead to Increased Concerns of Obstruction

But questions immediately arose about Whitaker's impartiality regarding the Russian Federation investigation in light of critical comments he made about it . In Sunday's interview, Schiff also stressed his con...More..

French troops seen patrolling near Syria's Manbij
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

French troops seen patrolling near Syria's Manbij

The bipartisan criminal justice reforms and the farm bill , which secured more funding for farmers hurt by the trade war with China and called for immediate "welfare reform", were largely overshadowed by the...More..

Trump's budget director predicts government shutdown could last into 2019
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Trump's budget director predicts government shutdown could last into 2019

For the shutdown to end, both the House and the Senate will have to approve any deal negotiated between Trump's team and Republican and Democratic leaders. In a separate interview for Fox News, he said he...More..

Turkey deploys troops near Kurdish stronghold in Syria
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Turkey deploys troops near Kurdish stronghold in Syria

The state broadcaster was airing live footage from the outskirts of Manbij, located on the western flank of the Euphrates River that splits northern Syria roughly into two halves. "To be an ally is to fight sho...More..

Order for withdrawal of American troops from Syria signed, says United States military
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Order for withdrawal of American troops from Syria signed, says United States military

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 ...More..

US military will still track Santa despite government shutdown
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

US military will still track Santa despite government shutdown

The North American Aerospace Defense Command says they will track Santa's route despite the government shutdown . The service is up and running this year as usual, with dozens of volunteers engaged at the NO...More..

Tsunami hits Indonesia after Krakatoa volcano erupts
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Tsunami hits Indonesia after Krakatoa volcano erupts

In a tearful video posted in the aftermath of the incident, the band's lead singer Riefian Fajarsyah said that one member had died , while his wife and several of his bandmates are missing. "If there is an i...More..