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Kim Jong Un says North Korea isn't making nukes

Kim Jong Un says North Korea isn't making nukes Kim's speech comes after year of unprecedented summitry, including the historic summit with Trump and three meetings with Moon and two with Chinese President Xi Jinping , and provided a rare glimpse into the general direction of the reclusive country's policy in the months to come. [Full Article...]

USA fires tear gas at migrants on Mexican border

USA fires tear gas at migrants on Mexican border Border agents reportedly fired tear gas into Mexican territory to deter the migrants who were allegedly throwing rocks at the border agents. In addition to rock-throwers, the migrants also began to try to push women and children from among their group forward onto the border boundary, US officials said , forcing some juveniles to climb over razor wire that the American government has posted in ... [Full Article...]

Man Triggers Police Operation After Shouting 'Why Don't You Die?' at Spider

Man Triggers Police Operation After Shouting 'Why Don't You Die?' at Spider A concerned passerby called the police after they heard the screaming, coupled with a toddler's cries. The log eventually reveals that the police later spoke with the residents and found out that the man had been trying to kill a spider, but was screaming because of his "serious fear of spiders ". [Full Article...]

Korean leader calls for more talks with South in new year

Korean leader calls for more talks with South in new year Kim Jong-un also "expressed an intention to meet with Moon frequently in 2019" to pursue peace and "solve the issue of denuclearising the peninsula together", the spokesman said. Moon's tweet included photos of the top part of the letter, which began with: "Dear your excellency President Moon Jae-in". In his letter, Kim said his landmark 2018 meetings with Moon - one in Pyongyang , and two at t... [Full Article...]

House Democrats to pass plan to reopen government Thursday

House Democrats to pass plan to reopen government Thursday One of those packages, which actually includes six spending bills, will fund all the federal departments affected by the shutdown, with the exception of the DHS, through September. "Sovereignty is the defining issue of President Trump and his administration", Malkin said on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday. On the campaign trail, Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall, but Mexico has refused... [Full Article...]

Duma speaker to lead Russian delegation to president's inauguration ceremony in Brazil

Duma speaker to lead Russian delegation to president's inauguration ceremony in Brazil Crowds of supporters, many with the Brazilian flag draped around their shoulders and with faces painted yellow and green, the national colors, gathered before the Planalto palace, where the presidential sash was set to be draped on Bolsonaro. [Full Article...]

NKorean leader says he's ready for more talks with Trump

NKorean leader says he's ready for more talks with Trump Kim urged the U.S.to take "sincere measures and corresponding action" in response to North Korea's peace initiatives. But for most of his 30-minute speech, he focused on North Korea's economy and said he stands ready to resume projects with South Korea and restart operations at a jointly run factory park in the border town of Kaesong. [Full Article...]

House Democrats say they have a plan to reopen government

House Democrats say they have a plan to reopen government Meanwhile, then there are discrepancies over that word 'wall.' The president recently tweeted a picture of steel slats. "But we left a solid concrete wall early on in the administration, when we asked people what they needed and where they needed it". [Full Article...]

Russia Says It Arrested a 'US Spy' in Moscow

Russia Says It Arrested a 'US Spy' in Moscow Paul Whelan was arrested while "carrying out spying activities" December 28, according to the FSB statement cited by The Wall Street Journal . The security agency referenced a section of Russia's criminal code dealing with espionage, but did not provide any information about the specifics of the charges involved. [Full Article...]

China court orders retrial for Canadian jailed for drug smuggling

China court orders retrial for Canadian jailed for drug smuggling Part of a series. Sarah McIver , an Alberta woman who was detained in China while teaching English, has been released from custody and is back in Canada. According to a court statement published online after the appeal hearing, he was found guilty of drug smuggling and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, ordered to pay about $22,000 (150,000 yuan) and to be deported. [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren announces challenge to Trump in 2020

Elizabeth Warren announces challenge to Trump in 2020 At a rally in July , he joked that he would pull out a heritage kit during a hypothetical presidential debate with Warren and slowly toss it at her, "hoping it doesn't hit her and injure her arm, even though it only weighs probably two ounces". [Full Article...]

Ebola scare in Congo as 24 patients flee centre

Ebola scare in Congo as 24 patients flee centre In the eastern city of Goma, police fired tear gas during a standoff with protesters and demonstrators in Butembo barricaded streets and set fires at crossroads, according to local police. The uproar over the voting delay has "badly disturbed" Ebola response work in Beni and Butembo, Congo's health ministry said. In general, communities in Ebola-affected areas have supported the response, he s... [Full Article...]

Who is Ronil Singh? California Police Officer Reportedly Killed by Undocumented Immigrant

Who is Ronil Singh? California Police Officer Reportedly Killed by Undocumented Immigrant The suspect was an illegal immigrant from Mexico who has claimed to be involved with a criminal gang called the Sureños, Christianson said. Arriaga is suspected to have shot the officer within minutes after being pulled over. Jerry Brown says the law permits sharing information on unsafe gang members with federal authorities . "That's what we need to get back to, is community, that small town f... [Full Article...]

Sudden spike in Channel migrant boats gets United Kingdom attention

Sudden spike in Channel migrant boats gets United Kingdom attention Authorities on both sides of the Channel are anxious about the sharp increase in the number of migrants trying to reach Britain by sea. He has cut short his Christmas break and is returning to Westminster to deal with what he described as a "major incident" unfolding in waters off the south coast of England. [Full Article...]

Clashes, Rigging Allegations Mar Bangladesh Poll Amid Thin Turnout

Clashes, Rigging Allegations Mar Bangladesh Poll Amid Thin Turnout Tens of thousands of people, including women, stood in long queues outside the polling booths as the voting started at 8 am (local time). "In that case (opposition boycott) I will ask our candidates and other contenders to continue polls until the voting is ended", 71-year-old Hasina said. [Full Article...]

SPOTTED: Pelosi Relaxes During Gov't Shutdown at Expensive Hawaii Resort

SPOTTED: Pelosi Relaxes During Gov't Shutdown at Expensive Hawaii Resort Trump asked for 500 to 550 miles of a wall or steel slats fence, saying other parts of the border already have natural barriers, such as mountains. "But we left a solid concrete wall early on in the administration, when we asked people what they needed and where they needed it". [Full Article...]

Bahrain to reopen embassy in Syria

Bahrain to reopen embassy in Syria The United Arab Emirates has reopened its Damascus embassy, nearly seven years after shuttering the building at the outbreak of the Syrian conflict. General Assembly in September. The regional body has said that, while no consensus had yet been reached, Assad's attendance and Syria's reintegration into the organization were on the table. [Full Article...]

Government Shutdown: Trump tweets he's waiting for Dems to make deal

Government Shutdown: Trump tweets he's waiting for Dems to make deal Trump is also canceling plans to visit his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, and will remain in Washington over the New Year holiday, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said. Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi has been spotted vacationing in Hawaii while the partial government shutdown drags on and heads toward its second week. [Full Article...]

President Trump may ban Huawei and ZTE with an executive order

President Trump may ban Huawei and ZTE with an executive order Huawei , the world's biggest producer of telecoms equipment , is facing intense scrutiny in the West over its ties to the Chinese government and concerns its equipment could be used by Beijing for spying. It would be the latest step by the Trump administration to cut Huawei Technologies Cos Ltd and ZTE Corp , two of China's biggest network equipment companies, out of the USA market. [Full Article...]

Mattis' Brother: Resignation Over Syria 'Definition Of Patriotism And Integrity'

Mattis' Brother: Resignation Over Syria 'Definition Of Patriotism And Integrity' The announcement that U.S. troops would leave the civil war-torn country - where they have been deployed to assist in the multinational fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group - shocked global partners and American politicians alike. [Full Article...]


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