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U.S. president laughs at Indian-funded library in Afghanistan

U.S. president laughs at Indian-funded library in Afghanistan President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting at the White House, Jan. 2, 2019, in Washington . But officials have not found the "library" that Trump cited to belittle India's reconstruction efforts earlier this week, angering India, and also confusing it. [Full Article...]

Trump Stuns With Foreign Policy Comments at Cabinet Meeting: Historians are ‘Weeping’

Trump Stuns With Foreign Policy Comments at Cabinet Meeting: Historians are ‘Weeping’ Modi has been "constantly telling me he built a library in Afghanistan", Trump said. "I think most scholars would agree that Afghanistan was a contributing factor in the Soviet collapse, but I don't think anyone would go so far as to pin sole blame for the collapse on Afghanistan or to say that the Soviets went 'bankrupt fighting in Afghanistan, ' " said Sarah Cameron, a historian who studies Ru... [Full Article...]

Scientology member killed in Sydney church stabbing

Scientology member killed in Sydney church stabbing The 24-year-old died at the hospital. An older man, also an employee, was injured "superficially" and was in a stable condition . The Daily Telegraph reported the teen went to the church to see his mother. "I think they know they have a bit of a bad name so they bent over backwards to make sure they fit in", she told reporters at her home. "It's a huge building, a lot of people come from ... [Full Article...]

GOP Sen. Shelby Pessimistic on End of Government Shutdown

GOP Sen. Shelby Pessimistic on End of Government Shutdown Earlier in the day, the president at his first cabinet meeting of the new year once again reiterated his case for the border wall. Mr Trump asserted it was essential to keep out illegal immigrants, amid a row over its funding which has led to a partial government shutdown in the US. [Full Article...]

Xi Jinping declares Taiwan "must and will be" reunited with China

Xi Jinping declares Taiwan The Chinese president's urging for the two to come to the table came during a speech marking the 40th anniversary of the "Message of Compatriots in Tawain" when, on January 1, 1979, China offered to open up communications and stop military action against the island. [Full Article...]

Newsday, Kim Jong-un warns of 'change in direction'

Newsday, Kim Jong-un warns of 'change in direction' But a continuation of the current USA policy of sanctions and pressure may compel the North to "find a new way " to defend the country's interests and achieve peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, he said. It will be critical for the allies to develop a firmer policy as it's clear the issue of joint drills is coming to a head, Mount said. Kim also met with Moon three times in 2018 - twic... [Full Article...]

United States fires tear gas into Mexico as migrants try to cross border

United States fires tear gas into Mexico as migrants try to cross border A photographer of the Associated Press (AP) news agency saw at least three volleys of gas launched onto the Mexican side of the border near Tijuana's beach that affected the migrants, including women and children, as well as journalists. The gases caused people to stop throwing rocks and flee, CBP said. "Agents deployed smoke, pepper spray and CS gas to a position upwind of the rock throwers ... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un calls for more summits with South Korea in 2019

Kim Jong Un calls for more summits with South Korea in 2019 It was sent days before Kim delivers his annual New Year's Day speech, which will be examined for signs of whether the USA and North Korea will continue with their rapprochement or drift back toward confrontation. Kim highlighted recent exchanges with socialist countries, speaking on his trips to China and the Cuban president's visit to North Korea. Meanwhile Ted Poe, the chairman of the U.S. [Full Article...]

U.S. withdrawal from Syria won’t affect Israel’s security - Pompeo to Netanyahu

U.S. withdrawal from Syria won’t affect Israel’s security - Pompeo to Netanyahu The pair were surrounded by dozens of guards on horseback and plain-clothes bodyguards who ran alongside them. He promised to combat the "ideology of gender" teaching in schools, "respect our Judeo-Christian tradition" and "prepare children for the job market, not political militancy". [Full Article...]

President Trump Says He's Ready to Negotiate With Democrats

President Trump Says He's Ready to Negotiate With Democrats And last week, he blamed House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for the impasse that led to the shutdown. Talks have been at a stalemate for more than a week, after Democrats said the White House offered to accept $2.5 billion for border security. [Full Article...]

Houston girl, seven, is shot dead in Walmart parking lot

Houston girl, seven, is shot dead in Walmart parking lot The suspect was wearing a red hoodie and fled in a red truck, Gonzalez said. In addition to the girl and her mother, two teenagers and a younger girl were also in the auto, Gonzalez said. He was described as being in his 40s and having a beard, Razo said. "So senseless. It's never easy, and extra hard during the holiday season", Gonzalez tweeted . [Full Article...]

American Paul Whelan detained in Russian Federation on suspicion of spying

American Paul Whelan detained in Russian Federation on suspicion of spying Russias Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Monday that it has detained a U.S. citizen on suspicion of espionage. PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with the top military staff in the Russian Defense Ministry's headquarters in Moscow , Russia, Dec. [Full Article...]

New Mexico braces for incoming winter storm

New Mexico braces for incoming winter storm A vehicle left the roadway and overturned on U.S. Highway 169 near the Gardiner School about 6:30 a.m. Friday. The weather service is forecasting wind chill readings of 15 to 25 below zero for Friday night and early Saturday morning. The weather service predicted the misery would continue through the weekend. Whiteout conditions in parts of the Midwest have caused at least one death and severa... [Full Article...]

Democrats Have a Plan to End the Government Shutdown and Blame Trump

Democrats Have a Plan to End the Government Shutdown and Blame Trump He adds: "Some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through (thereby making it possible to see what is happening on both sides)". He also asked for changes in what he said was the United States' "ridiculous immigration laws". Efforts to broker a solution since the shutdown began have failed and given way to a blame game between Democrats, Mr Trump... [Full Article...]

California officer's killing reignites sanctuary law fight

California officer's killing reignites sanctuary law fight Details about the suspect and the arrest were not immediately available. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department was scheduled to hold a press conference at noon, . "We are saddened, grief, some anger, for the senseless killing of our wonderful friend, protector, family member", said Casey Graham, a Newman city council member and police officer in Modesto. [Full Article...]

Sajid Javid told to 'get a grip' on English Channel migrant crisis

Sajid Javid told to 'get a grip' on English Channel migrant crisis Mr Javid appeared before the Home Affairs Committee in November when he was asked about the measures being taken to stem the number of migrants attempting the crossing. On Christmas Day, 40 people in five separate groups reached British shores after a journey by boat across the English Channel. "It is vital we strike a balance between protecting them and protecting our borders, ensuring we do no... [Full Article...]

Bangladesh opposition leader expects victory if vote is fair

Bangladesh opposition leader expects victory if vote is fair On Sunday, some 104 million people in the Muslim-majority country were eligible to vote , including many young, first-time voters. Walking with a cane, Hossain cast his vote near his home in Dhaka , saying that he was receiving complaints about vote-tampering and intimidation from various parts of the country. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to close Mexico border if funding for wall not approved

Trump threatens to close Mexico border if funding for wall not approved President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to close the USA southern border if Congress does not agree to provide $5 billion in taxpayer funds for his border wall, widening a dispute that has already closed portions of the federal government. [Full Article...]

Hanover airport shut after vehicle driven near runway

Hanover airport shut after vehicle driven near runway German police have put the Hannover Airport on lockdown and swept security areas after a man rammed through a gate in a vehicle and drove on the tarmac, before being stopped and detained there. The authorities did not give further details of the reasons for this incident, but the police do not rule out the driver being in a "confused" state and may have been under the influence of alcohol or dru... [Full Article...]

Channel migrants: Dover visit for minister amid 'crisis'

Two separate groups of migrants attempting to enter the United Kingdom by boat were picked up on Friday , totalling 12 people. Only one of the Border Force's fleet of five cutters - specialist boats which the force describes as being capable of rescuing several migrant boats at the same time - is now operational in the Dover Strait. [Full Article...]


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