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Australian man reported killed in Kenya attack

Australian man reported killed in Kenya attack The police tweeted that security teams were still looking for remaining explosives and urged "the public not to panic should they hear a blast since it will be a safe blast". "Know that we will hold you to account for every Muslim blood spilt in Palestine; ounce for ounce", it said in part. Al Shabaab, a Somalia-based al Qaeda affiliate fighting to impose strict Islamic law, said it carried the ... [Full Article...]

Senate Democrats' effort to block Trump move on Russian Federation sanctions fails

Senate Democrats' effort to block Trump move on Russian Federation sanctions fails The House of Representatives will vote on a similar measure Thursday. "Treasury sanctioned these companies due to their ownership and control by sanctioned Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, not for the conduct of the companies themselves". [Full Article...]

Pentagon unveils large-scale plan to track, shoot down missiles in space

Pentagon unveils large-scale plan to track, shoot down missiles in space While speaking at Pentagon Thursday morning, President Trump said "today marks a new era in America's missile defense program". The Missile Defence Review also recommends studying experimental tech, including projects for space-based weaponry that might be able to destroy weaponry - a throwback to Ronald Regan's so-called "Star Wars" initiative in the 80s. [Full Article...]

Coalition Troops Are Reported Target in Deadly North Syria Blast

Coalition Troops Are Reported Target in Deadly North Syria Blast Central Command announced . Why it matters: News of the attack further complicates debate inside the Trump administration on the timing for plans to withdraw 2,200 United States troops from Syria . No troops are known to have withdrawn yet. Its leadership remains at large and it still holds a handful of towns and villages in eastern Syria. President Trump has claimed (on Twitter ... [Full Article...]

A Massive Moving Ice Disk Takes Center Stage, Mesmerizing Maine

A Massive Moving Ice Disk Takes Center Stage, Mesmerizing Maine Rob Mitchell, who owns a nearby office building, spotted the alien-looking disk on Monday morning and immediately notified the city of Westbrook , just outside Portland. Westbrook City's marketing and communications director Tina Radel captured the drone footage of the disk and posted it online. "It was a big duck-go-round". [Full Article...]

Justice nominee Barr 'can conceive' of jailing journalists 'as a last resort'

Justice nominee Barr 'can conceive' of jailing journalists 'as a last resort' Barr's June 2018 memo came several months before Trump announced him to be his permanent choice to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions . Barr even referred to Mueller in friendly fashion, having worked with him back in the 1990s when Barr was attorney general. The special counsel is required to confidentially report his findings to the Justice Department. [Full Article...]

Trump isn’t giving in on southern border wall: Graham

Trump isn’t giving in on southern border wall: Graham Over the last 24 hours, Trump has privately touted a Washington Post-ABC News poll indicating that public support for a border wall has increased to 42 per cent from 34 per cent a year ago, a source familiar with his comments told CNN . [Full Article...]

China Oil Imports Up 30% In December, Gas Imports Hit Record

Exports rose 7.1 per cent, customs data showed Monday, down from the 7.9 per cent reported earlier for 2017. "Meanwhile, with policy easing unlikely to put a floor beneath domestic economic activity until the second half of this year, import growth is likely to remain subdued". [Full Article...]

How the search for Jayme Closs united family friends, community

How the search for Jayme Closs united family friends, community Investigators believe Patterson broke into James and Denise Closs' home near Barron on October 15 by blowing the front door open with a shotgun blast. It is about a one-hour, 50-minute drive from Minneapolis, and is about 50 minutes from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Engelhardt told Fox News the family is "looking for more answers" and moving forward she plans on being at every court proceeding f... [Full Article...]

Ten feared dead as plane crashes during landing

Ten feared dead as plane crashes during landing The Fars news agency said 16 people were on board and one survivor has so far been found. There are no Boeing 707 planes in commercial service but it is... Fath airport is in Alborz province, just northwest of Tehran . A spokeswoman for the Manas airport said the plane belonged to Iran's Payam Air. Maintenance information regarding the Boeing 707 that crashed Monday was not immediately avai... [Full Article...]

Trump Slams Reporter For Asking Him If He Worked For Russia

Trump Slams Reporter For Asking Him If He Worked For Russia He snapped at a reporter as he left the White House for a trip to New Orleans after she asked about the report of the FBI's investigation into whether he worked for Russian Federation, calling her question a "disgrace". "I had a conversation like every president does". "Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, nearly all fired or forced to l... [Full Article...]

Israel determined to take further action against Iran in Syria - Israeli PM

Israel determined to take further action against Iran in Syria - Israeli PM Lt Col Jonathan Conricus said the final tunnel was the largest one discovered so far - running hundreds of metres from underneath a Lebanese home and deep into Israeli territory. It said the Iranian-backed organization Hezbollah dug the tunnels. During his remarks to the cabinet, Netanyahu also thanked outgoing IDF chief Lt. [Full Article...]

Mueller Is Investigating Trump as a Russian Asset

Mueller Is Investigating Trump as a Russian Asset Senate Democrats will force a vote this week to overturn the Treasury Department's move to relax sanctions on companies connected to a Russian oligarch, pushing the various facets of the 2016 Russia election meddling probe back to the forefront. [Full Article...]

U.S. troops begin to withdraw from Syria, report says

U.S. troops begin to withdraw from Syria, report says But another source close to Kurdish military officials in Syria told VOA it appeared the USA military is in the process of relocating equipment and personnel within Syria. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is defending President Trump's decision to remove USA troops from Syria. State Department's deputy spokesman Robert Palladino said in a statement that the two ministers agreed on the importan... [Full Article...]

Israeli troops discover Hezbollah militant's largest tunnel yet

Israeli troops discover Hezbollah militant's largest tunnel yet Coupled with the announcement that after Sunday's discovery, Israel was wrapping up its operation to destroy Hezbollah's tunnel network into Israel, the weekend strike in Syria is widely seen as Eisenkot's "parting shot" as his four-year tenure as military chief ends. [Full Article...]

Government should reopen before emergency declared, Lindsey Graham says

Government should reopen before emergency declared, Lindsey Graham says NBC News reported on Thursday that Mr Trump had been briefed on such a plan but the White House denied it. In Miami, an entire airport terminal will be closed this weekend because of a shortage of security workers. Two-thirds of Americans - 67 percent - oppose the idea of Mr. Trump declaring a national emergency to pay for a wall if Congress doesn't fund one, a CBS News poll found . [Full Article...]

UK PM May warns it would be catastrophic to halt Brexit

UK PM May warns it would be catastrophic to halt Brexit The British parliament will act to stop a no deal Brexit from happening, Vince Cable, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, said on Sunday. It was not possible for the minority Tory administration to control what happened in parliament, and Speaker John Bercow had shown that he was "willing to frustrate the government at every opportunity", he said. [Full Article...]

Trump blasts FBI counterintel probe into whether he worked for Russia

Trump blasts FBI counterintel probe into whether he worked for Russia Pompeo, a former Central Intelligence Agency director, was one of a number of Trump administration officials to blast the revelations contained in the Times' report. Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the Times he didn't know of that probe while also downplaying it. The decision to secretly investigate the president for possibly threatening national security triggered a " vigorous debate "... [Full Article...]

Three dead in double-decker bus crash in Ottawa

Three dead in double-decker bus crash in Ottawa While police initially took the female driver of the bus into custody, they said Saturday she had been released without charges. Graham said officers will also be taking measurements to try and determine how fast the bus was going when it got to Westboro station along the transitway, where the speed limit in that specific section is 50 km/h. [Full Article...]

Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun welcomed as 'brave new Canadian' in Toronto

Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun welcomed as 'brave new Canadian' in Toronto Qunun was flying to Toronto via Seoul, South Korea, according to Thai immigration Police Chief Surachate Hakparn. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun grabbed worldwide attention this week after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room to resist being sent home to her family, which denies any abuse. [Full Article...]


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