Trump warns U.S. government shutdown could last a 'long time'

The standoff resulted in swathes of the federal government being shut down over the Christmas and New Year holidays - and for the foreseeable future until a deal is reached. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to become speaker on T... More..

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Trump responds to Romney after blistering op-ed
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Trump responds to Romney after blistering op-ed

Since then, Trump endorsed Romney's Senate bid in Utah. The President appeared to reference outgoing US Senator Jeff Flake , one of the few Republican lawmakers who publicly spoke out against Mr Trump an...More..

Child falls into rhino exhibit at Brevard Zoo, emergency officials say
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Child falls into rhino exhibit at Brevard Zoo, emergency officials say

The child was rushed to a pediatric hospital in Orlando for treatment, Brevard County Fire Rescue Department and zoo officials said. "Our hearts are with the family impacted by this incident and we are co...More..

Netflix removes episode of comedy show in Saudi Arabia: FT
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Netflix removes episode of comedy show in Saudi Arabia: FT

Mr Khashoggi had been an outspoken critic of the kingdom and of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . The episode remains available to Netflix customers elsewhere in the world, and it can also be seen by view...More..

DR Congo election: Presidential poll hit by delays
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

DR Congo election: Presidential poll hit by delays

In North Kivu, residents of Beni improvised their own polling station, despite the postponement of the election in the region, with authorities citing health and safety concerns over the Ebola outbreak. Criti...More..

Train accident on Danish bridge kills six
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Train accident on Danish bridge kills six

Denmark's TV2 showed images of a freight train the tarpaulin that covered the train torn in pieces. The commuter train, running from Odense to the capital, was struck at about 08:00 local time (07:00 GMT). "W...More..

German man arrested after repeatedly driving into crowds, injuring 5
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

German man arrested after repeatedly driving into crowds, injuring 5

A 46-year-old Syrian woman who suffered life-threatening injuries is recovering in hospital after an emergency operation, police said. He later attempted to drive a group of people waiting at a bus stop in ...More..

Taiwan reunification is a must, says Xi Jinping
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Taiwan reunification is a must, says Xi Jinping

On Wednesday, Xi advocated for peaceful unification of the two sides and said the "private assets, religions, and beliefs and legitimate rights of the people in Taiwan will also be fully guaranteed". Xi's speec...More..

North Korea to Trump: Don't test us
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

North Korea to Trump: Don't test us

Kim also sent a letter to Moon on Sunday, expressing his willingness to meet his South Korean counterpart "often" in the coming year to move their peace process and denuclearization talks forward, according to ...More..

Israel Up in Arms Over Jordan Minister Filmed Stepping on Its Flag
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Israel Up in Arms Over Jordan Minister Filmed Stepping on Its Flag

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry on Sunday insisted that despite a recent incident in which Jordanian government spokeswoman Jumana Ghneimat was photographed walking over an Israeli flag, the government is comm...More..

2 women claim to have got Sabarimala darshan
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

2 women claim to have got Sabarimala darshan

The women continued the protest until the police assured that they will help them to trek Sabarimala . Almost 1,500 women formed a human chain at Shivaji Park Tuesday evening to "show solidarity" with th...More..

Duterte: Outrage as Philippines president says he touched a maid
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Duterte: Outrage as Philippines president says he touched a maid

Duterte , 73, made the remarks as he blasted the Catholic Church over allegations of sexually abusing children. "I was angry because she was raped", he said. As he was running for office in the 2016 election,...More..

Border Patrol, migrants clash at border
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Border Patrol, migrants clash at border

In footage provided by Reuters, a man is seen picking up and throwing a tear gas canister back over the barrier while a group of Spanish-speaking migrants cheers and whoops loudly. A previous incident in Novemb...More..

Judge lets Obamacare stand during appeal process
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Judge lets Obamacare stand during appeal process

It is considered likely that the case will end up before the Supreme court . O'Connor, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, ruled that last year's tax cut bill knocked the constitutional foundati...More..

After child deaths, more health exams instituted
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

After child deaths, more health exams instituted

She called on Congress to "act with urgency". After the death of the second child, the CBP said it will conduct secondary medical checks on all children in its custody, with a focus on those under 10. The o...More..

John Kelly shines light on life inside Donald Trump's White House
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

John Kelly shines light on life inside Donald Trump's White House

Smithsonian Institution museums and the National Zoo in Washington are set to close Wednesday for lack of funds. As the partial shutdown continues, thousands of federal employees are working without pay whi...More..

by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

World welcomes 2019 with fireworks and festivities

Decked up in colourful lights, world's iconic landmarks on Tuesday welcomed the new year with dazzling fireworks. The spectacular fireworks show on Sydney's harbor that rang in 2019 and dazzled spectators aro...More..

Brazil inaugurates far-right firebrand Bolsonaro as president
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Brazil inaugurates far-right firebrand Bolsonaro as president

The first public opinion poll after the announcement of snap elections predicted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was heading toward an easy re-election. In their discussion Friday, Bolsonaro and Netany...More..

Acting Defense Secretary Takes Command, Hailing Trump and Mattis
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Takes Command, Hailing Trump and Mattis

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis bade farewell to the Pentagon on Monday, telling the US military to "hold fast", after he quit over a series of fundamental differences with President Donald Trump . Mattis is...More..

USA military sparks outrage by tweeting about dropping bombs
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

USA military sparks outrage by tweeting about dropping bombs

A spokesman told NBC that the clip that was tweeted was test footage of non-nuclear bombs. "It was a repost from earlier in the year, dropping a pair of conventional Massive Ordnance Penetrators at a test r...More..

3 Stabbed In Manchester — TERROR ATTACK
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

3 Stabbed In Manchester — TERROR ATTACK

Sean O'Callaghan, an assistant chief constable at British Transport Police, said: "I am incredibly proud of the four officers who were immediately on scene last night, detaining a man who was wielding a knife...More..

Trump says he’s ‘ready’ to negotiate with Dems to end the shutdown
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Trump says he’s ‘ready’ to negotiate with Dems to end the shutdown

Trump brought up the multi-million home Barack and Michelle Obama share on Sunday amid a continued standoff with congressional Democrats over the $5 billion Trump is demanding for a wall on the Mexican bord...More..

China says it is 'ready to work with US'
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

China says it is 'ready to work with US'

The call - coming just three days before the 40th anniversary of the US's establishment of formal ties with China - underscored the stakes for talks. "Big progress" is being made in US-China relations, US P...More..

French 'yellow vest' protests planned for New Year's Eve
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

French 'yellow vest' protests planned for New Year's Eve

Protesters spilled on to tram lines and lobbed projectiles at police who replied with tear gas grenades and detained several people. Gilets Jaunes protests continue in the cities of France . Around 126,000...More..

Korean leader calls for more talks with South
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Korean leader calls for more talks with South

The U.S. military, Japan Self-Defense Forces and South Korean military are constantly monitoring North Korea for radio waves. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for more summits with South Korea in 20...More..

by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Indo-Russia talks developing in a dynamic manner: Putin

The summary states the Russian leader wrote: "Russia-US relations are the most important factor behind ensuring strategic stability and worldwide security". In his message to Assad, whose regime Russia's mili...More..

Vehicle attack injures 8 pedestrians in Tokyo during New Year's festivities
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Vehicle attack injures 8 pedestrians in Tokyo during New Year's festivities

He was identified as Kazuhiro Kusakabe, 21, from Osaka, a major city about 400 km (250 miles) southwest of Tokyo, NHK said. One college student suffered serious injuries during the attack and was undergoing...More..

Kim calls for corresponding United States measures, ready to meet Trump
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Kim calls for corresponding United States measures, ready to meet Trump

But he said North Korea however would have "no option but to explore a new path in order to protect our sovereignty" if the United States "miscalculates our people's patience, forces something upon us and pursu...More..

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro vows to ease gun laws after taking office
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro vows to ease gun laws after taking office

The two issued the warm words to the media after a meeting in a century-old military fort on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach, at the beginning of the first-ever visit by an Israeli prime minister to Brazil. M...More..

15 suspects brought before Morocco judge over hiker murders
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

15 suspects brought before Morocco judge over hiker murders

Investigations had revealed that he had been involved in the recruitment of Moroccans and citizens of African countries South of the Sahara, "terror plans in Morocco". Authorities arrested several days ago the ...More..

Identity of 7-Year-Old Girl Shot Outside of Houston Walmart Revealed
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Identity of 7-Year-Old Girl Shot Outside of Houston Walmart Revealed

Jesse Raz, a man in a red pickup truck pulled up next to a auto carrying a woman and four girls in a Walmart parking lot and opened fire, killing a 7-year-old girl. Christopher Sandoval told reporters. Auth...More..

Landslides, floods leave 22 dead in Philippines, SE Asia News & Top Stories
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Landslides, floods leave 22 dead in Philippines, SE Asia News & Top Stories

Manila - Twenty-six people have been killed in landslides and floods caused by a tropical depression that brought heavy rains over the eastern Philippines, police and emergency officials said Sunday. "...More..

Throngs to pack Times Square for mild, rainy New Year's Eve
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Throngs to pack Times Square for mild, rainy New Year's Eve

Umbrellas are banned for security reasons. A rainy New Year's Eve in NY has some Times Square revelers ponying up to keep dry, while police are scrapping plans to deploy a drone to keep watch over the crowd...More..

Meaning of 'wall' may be up for debate in shutdown's second week
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Meaning of 'wall' may be up for debate in shutdown's second week

Earlier Sunday, Graham told Bash on the same program that he hoped to end the shutdown by offering Democrats incentives to get them to vote for wall funding. The president, who had already scrapped a Christma...More..

Trump Says `Big Progress Being Made' With China After Xi Call
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Trump Says `Big Progress Being Made' With China After Xi Call

Meanwhile, Mr. Trump stated he could intervene in the case if he thought it would help secure a trade deal with China , which some legal experts said could undermine extradition efforts if Ms. This led to an...More..