Kim Jong Un concludes China visit ahead of possible 2nd Trump summit

On Tuesday, Kim and Chinese President Xi Jinping met for about an hour to discuss the looming North Korea-US summit, which is expected to take place this month or next. The official Global Times newspaper said Kim's visit on his birthday demonstrat... More..

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China denies offering 1MDB bailout to further ‘One Belt, One Road’ agenda
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

China denies offering 1MDB bailout to further ‘One Belt, One Road’ agenda

Former government representatives Prime Minister Najib Razak (third left), Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai (third right), Finance Minister II Johari Abdul Ghani (second right) and Minister in the Prime Minist...More..

Trump threatens to cut FEMA funding for California wildfire relief
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Trump threatens to cut FEMA funding for California wildfire relief

But in the latest example of the President's Twitter misspellings , "forest" became "forrest" and soon enough, "forrest Trump". Trump also at one point linked imports of Canadian lumber to the deadly Calif...More..

Kidnappers demand ransom for Norwegian billionaire's wife
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Kidnappers demand ransom for Norwegian billionaire's wife

Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, 68, has been missing since October 31, chief investigator Tommy Broeske said on Wednesday, with police saying she was abducted "against her will". This has reportedly forced autho...More..

Rosenstein expected to leave Department of Justice once new attorney general confirmed
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Rosenstein expected to leave Department of Justice once new attorney general confirmed

While Rosenstein was never criticized by Trump as heavily as Sessions was, Trump has cited how Rosenstein signed a FISA surveillance warrant for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Rosenstein took char...More..

Japan tops list of most powerful passports
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Japan tops list of most powerful passports

Making up the top three are Singapore and South Korea, both of which can be used to gain access to 189 countries, and France and Germany, which clock in at 188. Denmark, Italy, Finland, and Sweden share joint 4...More..

by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Manchin: US Has No Better Ally Than Israel

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., dismissed Democrats Tuesday, blaming them for refusing to budge on the wall. "I'm going to defend Israel in every way and every time I can". Some Republicans ...More..

Australia police examining suspicious packages at 10 consulates
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Australia police examining suspicious packages at 10 consulates

Officials at the US and British consulates separately confirmed suspicious packages had been received. The Indian High Commission is located in Canberra; there were no immediate reports of the high commission...More..

Australia May Issue Visa for Saudi Woman Who Says She Fled Abuse
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Australia May Issue Visa for Saudi Woman Who Says She Fled Abuse

The UNHCR representative in Thailand , Giuseppe de Vincentis, said in a statement that "it could take several days to process the case and determine next steps", but the agency did not comment on the detai...More..

A California man is caught on camera licking a stranger's doorbell
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

A California man is caught on camera licking a stranger's doorbell

Homeowner Sylvia Dungan told local station KION-TV that the security system alerted the family to unusual movement in the early morning over the weekend. "We were pleasantly surprised the image was so clear i...More..

Manafort allegedly lied about giving polling data to Russian
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Manafort allegedly lied about giving polling data to Russian

Mueller's team had previously said Manafort lied multiple times , including about his contacts with Trump administration officials. The details about Manafort's alleged falsehoods come just as Russian lawyer...More..

Russian tied to Trump Tower meet indicted in separate US case
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Russian tied to Trump Tower meet indicted in separate US case

The money allegedly came from an elaborate scheme in which the Russian criminal organization stole the identities of companies and filed fake lawsuits to obtain refunds for losses that they never incurred. Prev...More..

Michigan Uber driver pleads guilty to 6 murders in 2016
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Michigan Uber driver pleads guilty to 6 murders in 2016

After his arrest, police quoted Dalton as saying a "devil figure" on Uber's app was controlling him on the day of the shootings . Dalton, who had an Uber score of 4.73 out of 5 before the killing spree, pi...More..

India's lower house passes citizenship bill that excludes Muslims
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

India's lower house passes citizenship bill that excludes Muslims

The bill, which seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955, proposes to grant citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians and Parsis from Bangladesh , Afghanistan and Pakistan after six years ...More..

Woman Dies After Becoming Trapped In Toronto Clothing Donation Bin
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Woman Dies After Becoming Trapped In Toronto Clothing Donation Bin

Emergency crews were rushed to the scene and found the woman stuck half inside the box upon their arrival. The disturbing trend of people dying after becoming trapped inside a clothing donation bin has claime...More..

Irish PM: Any changes to Brexit cannot undermine backstop
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Irish PM: Any changes to Brexit cannot undermine backstop

This arrangement would see the United Kingdom remain closely aligned to European Union rules if the two sides' future relationship is not settled by the end of 2020, when the proposed transition period will end...More..

Militant behind deadly USS Cole attack killed in Yemen: US military
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Militant behind deadly USS Cole attack killed in Yemen: US military

The president took to Twitter on Sunday morning to announce the death of Jamal al-Badawi, one of the conspirators behind the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000. In addition to his role in the bombing, he has b...More..

Massive data attack in Germany targets Merkel, hundreds of politicians
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Massive data attack in Germany targets Merkel, hundreds of politicians

He said it made ideal sense that none of the targets in this hacking campaign was from Germany's far right , and that it appeared aimed at "undermining the German political process and essentially stoking fi...More..

Man arrested after 20 children injured in Chinese primary school attack
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Man arrested after 20 children injured in Chinese primary school attack

The attacker, originally from northeastern Heilongjiang province, has been detained by police and an investigation was under way, state television said. All the children are receiving hospital treatment. We h...More..

Native land rights up in the air in Brazil
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Native land rights up in the air in Brazil

Investors are particularly interested in any hints that his government will try to move quickly in Congress with a shake-up of the social security system after former President Michel Temer failed to get suppor...More..

U.S. airstrike in Yemen kills al-Qaeda operative behind USS Cole bombing
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

U.S. airstrike in Yemen kills al-Qaeda operative behind USS Cole bombing

Al-Badawi was detained by Yemeni authorities in early 2003 but escaped from prison soon after. This led the State Department to voice some misgivings about war-torn Yemen's ability to hold al-Qaeda prisoner...More..

White House Adds To List Of Border Demands As Shutdown Continues
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

White House Adds To List Of Border Demands As Shutdown Continues

Trump planned to visit the U.S. -Mexico border on Thursday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders announced on Twitter without providing details. And Trump has threatened to drag on the shutdown for months o...More..

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim resigns
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim resigns

The resignation comes as a surprise, as Kim was voted in for a second five-year term in the role in 2016. He will "join a firm and focus on increasing infrastructure investments in developing countries", the ...More..

Australian mother charged after 4-year-old filmed riding on vehicle roof
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Australian mother charged after 4-year-old filmed riding on vehicle roof

A Perth child has been seen, wearing just a nappy, sitting upright on the roof racks of a moving auto. The auto reportedly drove with the boy sitting on the top for more than 15 minutes before it pulled ove...More..

Special North Korean train reportedly crosses Chinese border
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Special North Korean train reportedly crosses Chinese border

Kim's birthday is reportedly on Tuesday, although that has never been confirmed by Pyongyang, and a visit by him to China would be likely to heighten speculation about a second Kim-Trump summit. At the June sum...More..

Russian arrested in CNMI over military equipment scheme
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Russian arrested in CNMI over military equipment scheme

It comes just days after Moscow arrested the former USA marine Paul Whelan, who has been accused of spying. "I know they've known each other for nearly 20 years", said David Whelan. Miami federal prosecutor...More..

Women of French yellow vest group counter violent image
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Women of French yellow vest group counter violent image

Around a thousand protesters gathered on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris , where around 15 police wagons were also deployed, an AFP journalist said. Mr Griveaux said around a dozen individuals - some wea...More..

Iran to Send Warships to Atlantic Ocean
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Iran to Send Warships to Atlantic Ocean

Iran sees the presence of US aircraft carriers in the Gulf as a security concern and its navy has sought to counter that by showing the flag near American waters. The USS Mitscher, part of a strike group led b...More..

Talks on Yemeni economy could take place in Amman
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Talks on Yemeni economy could take place in Amman

Griffiths intends to meet with leaders of the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, then go to Saudi Arabia to consult with Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Riyadh . According to the AFP news agency, ...More..

Congo delays announcing results of presidential election
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Congo delays announcing results of presidential election

Corneille Nangaa told The Associated Press that the results of the December 30 election will not be made public Sunday as expected. Electoral commission authorities claimed the snail-pace vote counting was du...More..

Activist tip led police to suspect in Jazmine Barnes killing
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Activist tip led police to suspect in Jazmine Barnes killing

Washington, the mother, told reporters that the shooter was a white man with blue eyes who was so skinny that he looked "sick". A lawyer for the Barnes family now says the white man that police described ...More..

Vijay Mallya becomes first fugitive economic offender
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Vijay Mallya becomes first fugitive economic offender

The Act, Mallya had said, was "draconian", and against constitutional safeguards. "This is the difference between the previous government and us that they gave him extraordinary help, but in our regime we dec...More..

Egypt is cooperating with Israel against extremists
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Egypt is cooperating with Israel against extremists

Egypt has demanded that CBS News not air an interview with Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the USA news outlet has said, in which the country's president said Cairo's military cooperation with Israel had reached unp...More..

Shutdown: Three People Die as National Parks Left Largely Unpatrolled
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Shutdown: Three People Die as National Parks Left Largely Unpatrolled

During previous extended shutdowns that occurred under former Presidents Obama and Clinton, the administrations made a decision to close the parks to visitors, not wanting to jeopardize the public's safety. Aer...More..

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Arrives in Pakistan, $3 Billion Deal Expected
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Arrives in Pakistan, $3 Billion Deal Expected

Khan briefed the UAE leader about the efforts Pakistan has made to support and facilitate the Afghan-owned and Afghan-led reconciliation process. The UAE has announced its intention to deposit $03 billion (eq...More..