Johnson bids to outlaw extending Brexit transition beyond 2020

If the bill is passed on Friday, the government will then have just until the end of the transition period on 31 December to negotiate a free trade agreement with the bloc. In a phone call with new European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen ... More..

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Mexico objects over USA bill on ratifying trade pact
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Mexico objects over USA bill on ratifying trade pact

An annex for the implementation of the treaty that was presented in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday proposed the designation of up to five U.S. 10. That should have been consulted with the country...More..

Women are better leaders than men, says Obama
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Women are better leaders than men, says Obama

President Barack Obama says that women would do an "indisputably better" job running the world than men, and blamed numerous problems around the globe on "old people", mostly male leaders who don't want to gi...More..

Australians warned of worsening fire conditions
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Australians warned of worsening fire conditions

Australia's largest city has about five million residents. On Monday, Brisbane tied its record for the hottest December day, at 41.2C. In Adelaide, the forecast calls for four straight days with high temper...More..

Japan Suffers More Damage amid Protracted Seoul-Tokyo Trade War
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Japan Suffers More Damage amid Protracted Seoul-Tokyo Trade War

Data released by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea Customs Service showed that the exports and imports of South Korea has went over USD1 trillion, continuing the trend for 3 years in a ro...More..

Rick Gates Sentenced To 45 Days In Jail, Three Years Probation
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Rick Gates Sentenced To 45 Days In Jail, Three Years Probation

Gates had hoped for only a probationary sentence in his comments, and neither his lawyers nor federal prosecutors had sought prison time for the political operative, who pleaded guilty in February 2018 to charg...More..

Emily Thornberry contacts solicitors over claims she called Leavers ‘stupid’
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Emily Thornberry contacts solicitors over claims she called Leavers ‘stupid’

She cited Ms Thornberry and Sir Keir Starmer, the Shadow Breixt Secretary, for having "contributed to sacrificing 59 seats" due to their desire for a second referendum on European Union membership. The Islingto...More..

Global gender equality will take another 100 years to achieve, study finds
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Global gender equality will take another 100 years to achieve, study finds

Still, the current trajectory for closing it is nearly 100 years. WEF's Global Gender Gap 2019 report also suggests that women are not well positioned to leverage the most dynamic and in-demand occupation...More..

Johnson holds losing hand on indyref2, warns Blackford
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Johnson holds losing hand on indyref2, warns Blackford

Ian Blackford, the SNP's leader in Westminster, said today: 'The SNP's landslide election victory was a watershed moment. He added that the vote must "absolutely" take place in 2020, while the United King...More..

World War Two Battle of the Bulge re-enacted on 75th anniversary
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

World War Two Battle of the Bulge re-enacted on 75th anniversary

Initially outnumbered, USA troops delayed the attack enough in fierce fighting to allow reinforcements to stream in and turn the tide of the battle by Christmas. "We owe them our freedom", said Bastogne's May...More..

Turkey ready to give any military support Libya needs: Erdogan
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Turkey ready to give any military support Libya needs: Erdogan

The deal came despite calls from the Arab League - which includes Libya - to end cooperation with Turkey in protest at its military offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria. On Saturday, his foreign minist...More..

Pakistan's Khan says millions of Muslim refugees could flee India
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Pakistan's Khan says millions of Muslim refugees could flee India

Turkey is the world's largest refugee host with more than three million refugees on its soil, mainly from Syria. "We see people making political capital by stoking public anxiety". High Commissioner for Refug...More..

Holocaust planner’s grave dug up, Berlin police say
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Holocaust planner’s grave dug up, Berlin police say

The tomb of Reinhard Heydrich , the powerful head of Hitler's Reich Security Bureau during World War II, is presented in Berlin on 16 December 2019. His vehicle was attacked with an anti-tank mine in the cit...More..

After big win, UK's Johnson to quickly get ball rolling on Brexit
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

After big win, UK's Johnson to quickly get ball rolling on Brexit

Boris Johnson plans to pass a law that prevents parliamentarians from delaying Brexit beyond the end of next year, government sources said. The Brexit divorce bill is expected to receive strong support in ...More..

Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death for treason
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death for treason

One of the petitions had asked that the court make three individuals - former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, former Supreme Court chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar and former law minister Zahid Hamid - suspects in...More..

China Temporarily Suspends Taxes on Certain US Imports
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

China Temporarily Suspends Taxes on Certain US Imports

The United States and China cooled long-simmering trade tensions on Friday , announcing a " phase one" agreement that reduces some USA tariffs in exchange for what US officials said would be a big jump in C...More..

Donald Trump Demands Apology After James Comey Admits ‘I Was Wrong’
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Donald Trump Demands Apology After James Comey Admits ‘I Was Wrong’

Former FBI Director James Comey joins Chris Wallace for an exclusive interview on 'Fox News Sunday '. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), meanwhile, was more critical of the Federal Bureau of Investigation durin...More..

Teen Questioned In Stabbing Death Of NY College Student Released
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Teen Questioned In Stabbing Death Of NY College Student Released

Ed Mullins , president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, has been catching flak for statements he made about the case . Majors, 18, had been walking Wednesday evening through Morningside Park at 116th...More..

Turkey could close USA air base with nukes
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Turkey could close USA air base with nukes

Turkey can also close down the Kurecik radar base if necessary, he added. Tensions between the US and Turkey have been fraught in recent years. The U.S. The Senate voted unanimously to recognise the killing...More..

China suspends tariffs on USA goods after trade agreement
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

China suspends tariffs on USA goods after trade agreement

The decision was made after the U.S. and China agreed on a "first phase" of a trade deal on Friday , world agencies have reported. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer , speaking on CBS' " Face t...More..

After violent weekend, Lebanese talks on new PM postponed
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

After violent weekend, Lebanese talks on new PM postponed

The clashes spread to streets surrounding the protest camp, engulfing the area in thick, white smoke and the odour of tear gas. The government stepped down on 29 October in the face of unprecedented nationwid...More..

Ice warning for South Yorkshire and the East Midlands as temperatures drop
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

Ice warning for South Yorkshire and the East Midlands as temperatures drop

The yellow warning, which covers the entire country, was issued by Met Eireann on Saturday, as snow and sleet fell in many areas - especially on higher ground. Conditions are due to get milder later in the we...More..

North Korea tested another missile, a record 23rd test of the year
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

North Korea tested another missile, a record 23rd test of the year

Biegun, for his part, said Monday that United States negotiators had already offered North Korea a host of options for how both sides could justify returning to the negotiating table. Stephen Biegun's comment...More..

Boeing suppliers bracing for temporary halt in 737 MAX output
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

Boeing suppliers bracing for temporary halt in 737 MAX output

The board of the largest United States planemaker is holding a regular two-day meeting in Chicago, which started on Sunday, and the company could make an announcement on production plans as soon as late on Mond...More..

Video filming at Atlanta Cumberland Mall (multiple angles)
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

Video filming at Atlanta Cumberland Mall (multiple angles)

The Cobb County Police Department mentioned in an announcement that the person became once wounded at Cumberland Mall around 1 p.m. following an argument and that the taking pictures suspect ran away. "Stil...More..

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland 'cannot be imprisoned' in UK
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland 'cannot be imprisoned' in UK

This convoluted scenario unfolded in the shadow of the disastrous showing for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party, which lost large swaths of its traditional territory, and boosted Boris Johnson , the straw-thatched ...More..

Major UN climate conference comes to 'disappointing' end
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

Major UN climate conference comes to 'disappointing' end

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres called the outcome of the Madrid conference "disappointing". Strong words from a diplomat. But attributing specific weather disasters such as hurricanes a...More..

Today's Forecast: A mix of cloud cover and calm conditions
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

Today's Forecast: A mix of cloud cover and calm conditions

The west wind at 9 to 11 miles per hour will make it feel more like 25 to 30 degrees. Highs will be near 40° under mostly sunny skies. Northeast winds could be 25 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts up to 55 mil...More..

Homes feared lost in
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

Homes feared lost in "mega-blaze" in Australia's Sydney

More than 1800 firefighters were working through the night to douse flames threatening homes at the Gospers Mountain near the Blue Mountains. Early on Monday the RFS advised residents in these areas that fire...More..

Unnao rape case: Former BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Sengar found guilty
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

Unnao rape case: Former BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Sengar found guilty

CBI later filed another chargesheet in the case of custodial death of the victim's father, naming Sengar's brother. Explaining the verdict, the judge told the court that the victim had moments of despair and ...More..

Arsenal press release on Mesut Ozil's social media message
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

Arsenal press release on Mesut Ozil's social media message

China said on Monday (Dec 16) that Arsenal player Mesut Ozil was "deceived by fake news" after he posted criticism of Beijing's treatment of its Uighur minority, and called for him to visit Xinjiang to see...More..

Magnitude 4.8 quake rocks Padada, Davao del Sur
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

Magnitude 4.8 quake rocks Padada, Davao del Sur

Partially damaged structures included the police station and the Maria Cleta National High School in Padada; the barangay hall of Poblacion in Matanao; the police station and the Nadila Elementary School in Kib...More..

Private investigation of billionaire murders over in Canada
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

Private investigation of billionaire murders over in Canada

Want to get a head start on your day? Toronto police are holding a news conference this morning regarding the ongoing investigation into the killings of billionaire philanthropists Barry and Honey Sherman...More..

Zimbabwe Vice President's wife charged with attempted murder
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

Zimbabwe Vice President's wife charged with attempted murder

The charges filed by anti-corruption investigators accuse her of having transferred a million United States dollars from her foreign currency account in Zimbabwe to South Africa under the pretext of paying fo...More..

Sudan's Bashir jailed for 2 years for corruption
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

Sudan's Bashir jailed for 2 years for corruption

He was indicted by the Hague-based ICC in 2009 on war crimes charges over a long-running conflict in Darfur, but went on to win re-election twice in polls boycotted by opposition groups. In December past year, ...More..