Pentagon Chief of Staff Kevin Sweeney Steps Down

Mattis' resignation was declared less than 24 hours after Trump his intentions to withdraw all USA troops from Syria , under the belief the Islamic State had been defeated. "Patrick Shanahan, who is Acting Secretary of Defense, is doing a great job!... More..

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MI family of 5 identified in fatal crash
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

MI family of 5 identified in fatal crash

They were traveling home to MI from a Florida vacation. According to a release from the Lexington Police Department, the crash happened around 2:30 a.m. The City of Dearborn posted on its Instagram pag...More..

Coup In Gabon As Military 'Seizes Power'
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Coup In Gabon As Military 'Seizes Power'

His family has ruled the oil-rich Central African nation for almost half a century. Government has not come out to give a statement on the claims by the military. Gen Jean Philippe Ntumpa Lebani head of the C...More..

Pope pleads for solidarity with migrants
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Pope pleads for solidarity with migrants

At midday prayers in St Peter's Square the Pope called on Europe to show "concrete solidarity" towards the migrants, whose fate has caused a row between Italy and Malta and opened cracks in the populist Italian...More..

Allies should rally to protect Taiwan from China: Tsai
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Allies should rally to protect Taiwan from China: Tsai

J Michael Cole, a Taipei-based expert with the University of Nottingham's China Policy Institute, said the vote bolstered Tsai's chances of standing for a second term. Taiwan is China's most sensitive issue and...More..

Saudi woman 'trapped at Bangkok airport trying to flee family'
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Saudi woman 'trapped at Bangkok airport trying to flee family'

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, says she is trying to flee her family, and that Saudi authorities took her passport on arrival in Thailand . Alqunun told Human Rights Watch she was fleeing abuse from her fami...More..

Trump says shutdown could last for 'months or even years'
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Trump says shutdown could last for 'months or even years'

The impeachment process would further require the consent of both the House and two-thirds of the Senate, which is still a Republican majority. Hours before the vote, the White House said advisers to Presiden...More..

Malaysia's king abdicates in historic first
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Malaysia's king abdicates in historic first

The palace said in a statement that the 49-year-old ruler had resigned as Malaysia's 15th king with immediate effect, cutting short his five-year term. According to a report from official news agency Bernama ...More..

by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Trump Confirms That US Military Killed Terrorist Behind USS Cole Bombing

Suicide bombers using boats full of explosives attacked the Cole , a guided-missile destroyer, while it was refueling at the Yemeni port of Aden in October 12, 2000. Al-Badawi was captured in Yemen and sentenc...More..

Pompeo to Discuss Khashoggi's Killing During Middle East Tour
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Pompeo to Discuss Khashoggi's Killing During Middle East Tour

Bolton is leaving for the region on January 5 and is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before moving on to Turkey, where he will be joined by General Joseph Dunford, the chairma...More..

ISIS attack: Two British special forces soldiers ‘seriously injured’
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

ISIS attack: Two British special forces soldiers ‘seriously injured’

The pullout announcedon December 19 was initially expected to be completed within weeks, but the timetable has slowed as the president acceded to requests from aides, allies and members of US Congress for a mor...More..

Saudi women get texts to tell them of divorce
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Saudi women get texts to tell them of divorce

In these cases, often referred to as secret divorces, women often end up missing out on alimony payments. Last September the Riyadh-based airline said it would soon start recruiting Saudi women to work as co-...More..

US sends troops for possible 'violent' Congo vote protests
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

US sends troops for possible 'violent' Congo vote protests

Questions still hang over the historic election that could see the first smooth transfer of power in 59 years of the country's independence. It expressed support to the African Union Election Observation Miss...More..

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Keeps Firing Back at Her Haters
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Keeps Firing Back at Her Haters

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sworn into Congress on Thursday - but later, the New York Democrat was inducted into an even more exclusive body: the "Breakfast Club ". In October, Brett Kavanaugh was approved t...More..

USA says no timeline for Syria withdrawal as fighting continues
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

USA says no timeline for Syria withdrawal as fighting continues

He also stressed there was no set timetable for United States withdrawal from Syria, adding that Washington was not interested in maintaining a long-term military presence in the country. At least one fighter f...More..

by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Bolton warns Turkey against attacking Kurdish fighters after United States pullout from Syria

Trump's advisers and GOP allies have warned that pulling out U.S. troops would also leave Kurdish fighters - who had been vital allies - susceptible to attacks by Turkey, where leaders see the group as a threat...More..

Declaration of national emergency still possible over ‘crisis’ at border
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Declaration of national emergency still possible over ‘crisis’ at border

He also asserted: "I want to stop the Shutdown as soon as we are in agreement on Strong Border Security!" "Our goal in the meeting at the White House was to open up government", Pelosi said . Showing littl...More..

Pay Raises Frozen For Pence, Cabinet Members Until Shutdown Is Over
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Pay Raises Frozen For Pence, Cabinet Members Until Shutdown Is Over

Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the OPM, issued a memo Friday evening announcing the pay freeze. "When lawmakers failed to pass bills on December 21 to fund multiple federal agencies, they allowed...More..

Brazilian president says United States military base may be established in Brazil
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Brazilian president says United States military base may be established in Brazil

The president argued that Brazil did not want to become a South American super-power, noting that still, the country should have a dominant position in comparison with regional states. Russia's Defense Ministr...More..

Hundreds of TSA Screeners Call Out Sick at Major Airports Amid Shutdown
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Hundreds of TSA Screeners Call Out Sick at Major Airports Amid Shutdown

But on Friday, Houlton attacked CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins for reporting on the sickout . And while officials say it hasn't affected the quality of security measures, airline travelers m...More..

by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Malaysia's King Muhammad V Abdicates the Throne

He was due to return to his duties earlier this week but instead issued a statement on Sunday announcing that he is abdicating the throne that he has held for only two years. However, the king's assent is neede...More..

Trump claims he 'essentially fired' Mattis
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Trump claims he 'essentially fired' Mattis

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan began his first full day at the helm of the Pentagon on Wednesday with an urgent list of geopolitical to-dos, including the US withdrawal from Syria. Like the Obama ...More..

Brexit: PM Theresa May 'very unlikely' to win vote
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Brexit: PM Theresa May 'very unlikely' to win vote

Chuka Umunna, the Labour MP who has led calls for a second Brexit referendum, said that would be a breach of constitutional convention. Clarke, a former chancellor, said Brexit should be delayed to prevent ...More..

Warren tests anti corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debut
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Warren tests anti corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debut

Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro also has formed an exploratory committee, and former U.S. Representative John Delaney became the first Democrat to formally declare past year and has campaigned extensivel...More..

Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union address
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union address

She was the first woman to take the post in 2007 and is now the first women to return to the post. A variety of strategies are being floated inside and outside the White House, among them trading wall funding...More..

'Persons of interest' questioned in death of Jazmine Barnes
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

'Persons of interest' questioned in death of Jazmine Barnes

Investigators say have not yet determined a motive, including whether race might have played a role. Journalist Shaun King and civil rights attorney Lee Merritt are now offering a $100,000 reward for informat...More..

Ukrainian Orthodox Church gets 'autocephaly' status
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Ukrainian Orthodox Church gets 'autocephaly' status

The Russian church , which now has about 150 million Orthodox Christians under its authority, could lose a fifth of its members. The spiritual head of Orthodox Christians worldwide formally granted indepen...More..

Pakistan's Imran Khan Meets with Turkey's Erdogan
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Pakistan's Imran Khan Meets with Turkey's Erdogan

After Friday prayers, PM Imran will be given a reception by the Turkish president and hold a one-on-one meeting. "It is Pakistan's genuine desire that peace returns to Afghanistan as it will allow the retur...More..

Tropical Storm Pabuk: Kiwi couple trapped on resort island Koh Samui
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Tropical Storm Pabuk: Kiwi couple trapped on resort island Koh Samui

One person was reported dead and another missing after a fishing boat with a crew of six capsized in high waves, but there were no reports of major damage by nightfall. "We have prepared three shelters and now ...More..

China and US to hold trade talks in Beijing next week
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

China and US to hold trade talks in Beijing next week

The two days of meetings are aimed at carrying out the December 1 truce by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping that postponed additional tariff hikes, the Ministry of Commerce announced Friday. Chinese eco...More..

'Impeach the motherf***er': Newly-elected Democratic congresswoman vows to impeach Donald Trump
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

'Impeach the motherf***er': Newly-elected Democratic congresswoman vows to impeach Donald Trump

Whether impeachment proceedings will actually take place is a question perhaps best left to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY, the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Comm...More..

On Trump's
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

On Trump's "Library" Barb, Congress Leaders Defend PM Modi

In his letter of resignation, Mattis said that he left due to disagreements with Donald Trump , and also because of the withdrawal of the US forces from Syria. "India does not send its armed forces overseas ex...More..

Judge extends grand jury used by Mueller's Russian Federation probe
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Judge extends grand jury used by Mueller's Russian Federation probe

The chief judge of the D.C. Circuit, Beryl Howell, granted his request, CNN's Katelyn Polantz reports . Several of Mueller's indictments came from this particular grand jury, including those against former Tr...More..

5 teenage girls killed in Poland
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

5 teenage girls killed in Poland "Escape Room" fire

A 26-year-old man employed at the location was hospitalized with burns. Earlier, firefighters blamed faulty electric wiring and poor emergency procedures. Brudziński then shared his condolences in a tweet, he...More..

by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises

The cap on salaries for some senior political officials was extended in March 2018, and a memo issued the following month by the Office of Personnel Management said Congress would need to act before January 5...More..