China's Xi says patriotism key to Macau's success

Among those to attend the inauguration is his Hong Kong counterpart Carrie Lam, who now boasts record low approval ratings and has struggled to end six months of huge and often violent pro-democracy protests. Since the 1999 handover by Portugal, Ma... More..

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Edward Snowden must hand over book profits to USA government, says judge
by | Friday, December 20, 2019

Edward Snowden must hand over book profits to USA government, says judge

A federal judge ruled this week that the USA government is entitled to proceeds from Edward Snowden's memoir and his paid speeches because he did not submit his materials to his former federal employers for r...More..

Here's how newspaper front pages announced Trump's impeachment
by | Friday, December 20, 2019

Here's how newspaper front pages announced Trump's impeachment

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted Thursday that Senate Republicans must provide details on witnesses and testimony before she would send over the charges for Trump's trial. But the vote to impeac...More..

Moody's cuts Boeing's debt ratings as 737 MAX problems deepen
by | Friday, December 20, 2019

Moody's cuts Boeing's debt ratings as 737 MAX problems deepen

The Boeing 737 MAX series aircraft has been grounded worldwide since March following deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. As of Tuesday, Boeing was supposed to have delivered four of the 737 Max jets t...More..

Scott Morrison returning to Australia after death of two volunteer firefighters
by | Friday, December 20, 2019

Scott Morrison returning to Australia after death of two volunteer firefighters

He added he would be returning to Australia as soon as possible "given the most recent tragic events", referring to the deaths of the two firefighters. We wish all who endanger themselves all the best. At t...More..

NSW fires: Two volunteer firefighters die after truck rolls
by | Friday, December 20, 2019

NSW fires: Two volunteer firefighters die after truck rolls

The driver and front passenger died at the scene, police said, while three other firefighters were injured. "Just this morning I became aware of a three-year-old who had such a severe asthma attack that they ...More..

At KL Summit, Iran calls for transport insurance for Muslim nations
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

At KL Summit, Iran calls for transport insurance for Muslim nations

Earlier this week, Iranian authorities accused the USA of resorting to "economic terrorism" by deliberately hindering the country's access to medicines and medical equipment from overseas. Furthermore, Iranian ...More..

Russian Federation media: 3 killed in Moscow shooting
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

Russian Federation media: 3 killed in Moscow shooting

Sputnik presents a summary of everything we know so far, with the information below verified by Russian government agencies. The FSB clarified that only one shooter was involved in the attack. The gunfire bro...More..

Police searching for five suspects after four people shot at Texas mall
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

Police searching for five suspects after four people shot at Texas mall

They are still at large, police said. The shooters then fled the scene before police arrived, reportedly driving off in a black Dodge Charger where two accomplices were waiting. Shortly after the shooting, wh...More..

USDA Lists Fictional Wakanda as Free Trade Partner
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

USDA Lists Fictional Wakanda as Free Trade Partner

Wakanda is depicted as a hidden utopia built around a massive node of vibranium, the indestructible fictional metal used in Captain America 's shield and Black Panther's claws. The network news reported the...More..

20 charged with 350 offences in investigation into alleged auto theft ring
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

20 charged with 350 offences in investigation into alleged auto theft ring

Numerous vehicles were taken from York Region and North York driveways and the goal was for them to be exported in shipping containers out of the Port of Montreal, according to police. Search warrants also yiel...More..

‘Morning Joe': Giuliani Hurts Trump by Being ‘Desperate for Attention’
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

‘Morning Joe': Giuliani Hurts Trump by Being ‘Desperate for Attention’

Joe Scarborough followed up on that, saying, "He admits out loud, like Donald Trump admits out loud, what in previous generations - in previous, even, administrations - you would have congressional investiga...More..

Russia to appeal against four year doping ban
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

Russia to appeal against four year doping ban

Russia, which has traditionally been a powerhouse in many sports, has been embroiled in doping scandals since a 2015 WADA report found evidence of mass doping in Russian athletics. RUSADA said he does not...More..

Donald Trump jokes that late Rep. John Dingell is in hell
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

Donald Trump jokes that late Rep. John Dingell is in hell

But the president was not fazed by the vote, instead remarking that it had made him politically stronger. "My husband earned all his accolades after a lifetime of service", she wrote in the tweet . "Maybe he's...More..

Australian man cooks roast pork on car seat during heatwave
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

Australian man cooks roast pork on car seat during heatwave

After 10 hours passed, the slab of meat was fully cooked. Throughout the day, Pengelly used a thermometer to monitor the temperature inside the vehicle. Breaking into someone's vehicle is a criminal offence, ...More..

Conservative critics launch super PAC to defeat Trump
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

Conservative critics launch super PAC to defeat Trump

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Pilate was a Roman official who oversaw Jesus's trial and condemned him to crucifixion. Pointing to a likely record-high turnout in the 2020 general elec...More..

Malaysia, Turkey defend Muslim summit slammed by OIC
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

Malaysia, Turkey defend Muslim summit slammed by OIC

Unfortunately for Erdogan's ambitions, Saudi Arabia chose not to attend , triggering a string of demurrals that culminated in Pakistan bowing out. He added that Palestine, interference of big powers in the...More..

UK Labour figures begin jostling to take over party from Corbyn
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

UK Labour figures begin jostling to take over party from Corbyn

The remaining Commons stages, and those in the House of Lords, will follow in early January. It is even possible that some attendees might remember Mr Johnson's 2014 assurance to the Wall Street Journal, whil...More..

FISA court orders Federal Bureau of Investigation to address errors in Carter Page surveillance
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

FISA court orders Federal Bureau of Investigation to address errors in Carter Page surveillance

Page was being prepared, an attorney in the FBI's Office of General Counsel (OGC) engaged in conduct that apparently was meant to mislead the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who ultimately swore to the ...More..

Manhunt underway for 14-year-old suspected Barnard stabber
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

Manhunt underway for 14-year-old suspected Barnard stabber

He was last in court on Friday for a pre-petition hearing and was "remanded to the Administration for Children's Services for secure detention", according to a statement from the New York City Law Department. A...More..

by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

Rudy Giuliani brags about forcing out Trump's Ukraine ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch

While speaking to reporters at the White House Monday, he touted Giuliani's record of fighting organized crime in NY and beyond. "I think I had pointed out to the president a couple of times, I reported to th...More..

Judge Dismisses State Charges Against Paul Manafort, Clearing the Way for Pardon
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

Judge Dismisses State Charges Against Paul Manafort, Clearing the Way for Pardon

ABC News reported on Tuesday that Manafort had suffered a "cardiac event" last week and was recovering in a hospital while guarded by correctional officers. A conviction could have ensured that Manafort spen...More..

Warning that fog could disrupt morning travel
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Warning that fog could disrupt morning travel

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert for fog in Flintshire. Gusts could reach 60-70mph in coastal areas and high ground, while inland, gales will be around 45-50mph. With the ground already sa...More..

Tornadoes tear through US south killing three
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tornadoes tear through US south killing three

Farther north, the weather service offices in both Huntsville and Birmingham said they will be sending out storm survey teams today to look at damage in several areas. In some instances people got trapped...More..

Estonia minister bashed for calling Finland's young PM 'shop girl'
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Estonia minister bashed for calling Finland's young PM 'shop girl'

Helme, a former Estonian ambassador to Russian Federation, also called Marin's Social Democratic Party "red" and alleged it was out to "liquidate" Finland with its policies. On Monday, Helme himself apologize...More..

Second China aircraft carrier enters service
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Second China aircraft carrier enters service

Like the Liaoning , the Shandong is named after a northern province and is based on a Soviet design with a "ski jump" style flight deck for takeoffs rather than the flat decks used by much larger US aircraft...More..

UK Election: Pro-EU Lib Dems to Elect New Leader
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

UK Election: Pro-EU Lib Dems to Elect New Leader

Addressing the crowd following news of her loss, she said "some will be celebrating the wave of nationalism that is sweeping on both sides of the borders" but adds "these results will bring dread and dismay". T...More..

India's Modi refuses to budge on citizenship law despite mass protests
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

India's Modi refuses to budge on citizenship law despite mass protests

Earlier this week, Mr Modi had attempted to calm tensions in a series of tweets saying "this is the time to maintain peace, unity and brotherhood". In his petition, Ramesh has said that substantial questions ...More..

Boris Johnson to Make it Illegal to Delay Brexit Date Again
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Boris Johnson to Make it Illegal to Delay Brexit Date Again

UK Parliament is now set to vote on PM Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement Bill before Christmas, which would mean that Article 50 is triggered on January 31 and makes way for the next phase of Brexit which is the...More..

Pope ends 'pontifical secrecy' in abuse probes
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Pope ends 'pontifical secrecy' in abuse probes

Archbishop of Malta Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's chief sex crime investigator, called Pope Francis' move an "epochal decision that removes obstacles and impediments". The Church has been rocked by thousand...More..

16-Year-Old Bronx Girl Allegedly Staged Her Own Kidnapping
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

16-Year-Old Bronx Girl Allegedly Staged Her Own Kidnapping

The 16-year-old girl was out with her mother on Eagle Avenue, near East 156th Street in the Melrose section of the Bronx, on Monday night around 11:20 p.m., police said. Police are still probing whether Sanchez...More..

Groom beaten to death at Los Angeles-area wedding
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Groom beaten to death at Los Angeles-area wedding

The relationship between the suspects and victim is unclear. Police then located Melgoza, the third victim, in the backyard of a nearby home. The suspects, 28-year-old Rony Castaneda Ramirez and his 19-year...More..

Placating Turkey, Trump admin says doesn't recognize Armenian genocide
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Placating Turkey, Trump admin says doesn't recognize Armenian genocide

During a meeting in Washington last month, Mr Trump said he was a "big fan" of Mr Erdogan, ignoring widespread criticism over the Turkish president's poor human rights record. In keeping with longstanding USA p...More..

After spraying air freshener!
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

After spraying air freshener!

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of the "dramatic" incident was "excessive" air freshener use. A driver blew up their automobile by burning a tobacco cigarette. "Emergency services on s...More..

Pope Francis abolishes controversial 'pontifical secret' in clergy sex abuse cases
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Pope Francis abolishes controversial 'pontifical secret' in clergy sex abuse cases

On his 83rd birthday, Pope Francis has responded to a long-standing complaint from survivors by announcing that any testimony gathered by the Church in relation to cases of sexual violence, the abuse of minors ...More..