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8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in US custody on Christmas

8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in US custody on Christmas Her death provoked scathing criticism of immigration authorities by Democrats, who said the death was a result of President Trump's "cruel and inhumane" immigration agenda. Neighbours and relatives attend the wake of Jakelin Caal, the immigrant girl who died earlier this month in the custody of the US Border Patrol, at her home in the village of San Antonio Secortez, in Guatemala. [Full Article...]

Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as US readies pull-out

Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as US readies pull-out Netanyahu spoke twice to Trump last week about the surprise pullout, but next week's sitdown will be the first high-level meeting between US officials and Israeli since Trump announced the move, Ravid reported. A U.S. soldier walks on a newly installed position, near the tense front line between the US-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria,... [Full Article...]

Veteran Behind Viral GoFundMe for Wall Says ‘Many Democrats’ Thanked Him

Veteran Behind Viral GoFundMe for Wall Says ‘Many Democrats’ Thanked Him Responding to a GoFundMe page by an Army veteran that has raised more than $13 million to fund a border wall , a transgender woman and human-rights activist has set up a page to pay for ladders so people can climb over the wall advocated by President Trump . [Full Article...]

A potent storm expected after the Christmas holiday

A potent storm expected after the Christmas holiday There is a small chance of rain on Christmas Day with overcast conditions and highs of 8c in Liverpool. I am confident we'll get snow, just not 100 percent confident we'll have an inch or more. Low around 64. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. South wind 7 to 14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour. But actually, this shouldn't come as a surprise, as weather experts from T... [Full Article...]

Special forces retake cargo ship after migrants threatened staff

Special forces retake cargo ship after migrants threatened staff The 71,000-tonne ship had set off from Lagos , Nigeria , on 10 December . All four of the defendants spoke only to confirm their particulars, with McGee giving his nationality as Liberian and the others saying they are Nigerian . The four men have not been named or charged. The Grande Tema was seen sailing in circles on Friday. Paul Kyprianou, a spokesman for the Grimaldi shipping comp... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Says US Pullout From Syria Justified, 'Erdogan Will Eradicate ISIS'

Donald Trump Says US Pullout From Syria Justified, 'Erdogan Will Eradicate ISIS' Much to the displeasure of worldwide allies, Trump ditched the deal in May, fulfilling a long-time campaign promise. Critics also say the withdrawal plays right into the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin and risks ceding power to the Kremlin, Syria's Russia-backed leader Bashar al-Assad or Iran. [Full Article...]

Don't worry, the government shutdown won't cancel NORAD's Santa tracker

Don't worry, the government shutdown won't cancel NORAD's Santa tracker During the partial government shutdown , the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD ) will still run its famed " Santa tracker " during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Northern Command announced Friday that Santa will be tracked on Christmas Eve regardless of whether or not a government shutdown has gone into effect. [Full Article...]

Israel to dissolve parliament, hold snap elections

Israel to dissolve parliament, hold snap elections Mr Netanyahu, who has been in office since 2009, said the decision was a "unanimous" one and the poll will be held in April. Israeli law required a national election to be held in November 2019. He said the coalition's potential compromise was a bad deal and his party "will not give a hand to draft dodging". But the potential for criminal charges over a slew of corruption allegations could f... [Full Article...]

The Government Shutdown Could Last Until January as Leaders Leave Washington

The Government Shutdown Could Last Until January as Leaders Leave Washington The fundamental stalemate remains in place: Trump says he won't accept legislation unless it contains about US$5 billion in funding for his border wall , and Democrats have the votes to block any wall money from going through Congress. Mr. Trump last week called it "steel slats", and his budget director on Sunday called it fencing rather than a wall - a major concession for a president who has po... [Full Article...]

US Supreme Court rejects Trump request to enforce asylum ban

US Supreme Court rejects Trump request to enforce asylum ban Tigar was nominated for the federal bench by President Barack Obama. That led Roberts, who has made a public push to emphasize the independence of the judiciary from the political branches, to issue a rare statement. This week, the USA announced that it would send some asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait out their immigration hearings, a move rights groups say will put migrants and refugees ... [Full Article...]

Journalists Murdered For Their Trade Nearly Doubles In 2018, Report Says

Journalists Murdered For Their Trade Nearly Doubles In 2018, Report Says Afghanistan was the most unsafe country for journalists , with 15 killed including AFP's Shah Marai, followed by Syria with 11 deaths and Mexico with nine. It was the deadliest attack on a media outlet in the U.S. in modern history. Angry about a 2011 article, a man with a shotgun killed journalists Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara and Wendi Winters (along with sales assistant Re... [Full Article...]

US Gov't now in partial shutdown

US Gov't now in partial shutdown But the scary part for the affected government employees is that President Trump is holding out the threat of the shutdown lasting a long time unless he has his way, which seems unlikely considering Democrats will take over the House of Representatives in January following their victory in the mid-term polls. [Full Article...]

Fallout from Defense Secretary Mattis announcing resignation

Fallout from Defense Secretary Mattis announcing resignation Mattis, who embraced America's traditional alliances, said he was quitting after falling out with President Donald Trump over foreign policy , including surprise decisions this week to pull troops from Syria and start planning a drawdown in Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens 'very long' U.S. government shutdown, United States News & Top Stories

Trump threatens 'very long' U.S. government shutdown, United States News & Top Stories Republicans, however, now have only a 51-49 majority, which includes a few moderate Republicans and anti-Trump Republicans who aren't thrilled with the prospect of a wall. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. "The bill that's on the floor of the House, everyone knows will not pass the Senate", Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters late on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has TWO cancerous nodules removed from her lungs

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has TWO cancerous nodules removed from her lungs The statement continued: 'Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease. (Less than 5% of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer live more than five years.) But doctors seem very hopeful with her current prognosis and have no additional treatments planned. [Full Article...]

Landmark criminal justice reform bill clears Senate

Landmark criminal justice reform bill clears Senate The US Senate will vote on an emergency short-term spending bill introduced by Republicans Wednesday that averts a government shutdown, but does not include funding that President Donald Trump sought for a US-Mexico border wall. It also retroactively changes guidelines that differentiate between powder and crack cocaine - a change which could affect up to 2,600 prisoners according to the Marshal... [Full Article...]

Did Jeremy Corbyn call Theresa May a 'stupid woman' at today's PMQs?

Did Jeremy Corbyn call Theresa May a 'stupid woman' at today's PMQs? Corbyn's spokesman insisted the Labour leader had said "stupid people" in reference to lawmakers on the governing Conservative side. Mr Corbyn told the Commons a few hours later: "During Prime Minister's Question Time today, I referred to those who I believe were seeking to turn a debate about the national crisis facing our country into a pantomime as "stupid people". [Full Article...]

China accused of 'tit-for-tat' over detention of Canadian woman

China accused of 'tit-for-tat' over detention of Canadian woman Sources said she was being treated well and could be flown back to Canada in the coming weeks. The news initially caused concern among some China-watchers, who suspected that the case could be connected to two previous arrests of Canadians in China this month. [Full Article...]

Trump defends move to risk government shutdown

Trump defends move to risk government shutdown It's unclear whether the bill can pass the House. "I think they know that". "I thought if you're going to have a fight, now's the time to have it", said Senator Lindsey Graham , a close ally of the president who warned that it's only going to get more hard to get the money when Democrats take over. [Full Article...]

Russian envoy credits China-Russia 'road map' for North Korea progress

Russian envoy credits China-Russia 'road map' for North Korea progress Pompeo's optimism comes despite an apparent standstill in negotiations to prepare for the summit, with a senior North Korean official abruptly cancelling a meeting with the secretary of state scheduled last month in NY. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who met Kim three times this year and lobbied hard for the Trump-Kim meeting, has said Kim wasn't demanding the withdrawal of USA troops from th... [Full Article...]


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