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Trump Nominates Army Chief Milley to Replace Joint Chiefs Chairman Dunford Trump Nominates Army Chief Milley to Replace Joint Chiefs Chairman Dunford
- December 09, 2018

In addition to the scheduled change of the chairman, several other key slots on the Joint Chiefs of Staff are scheduled to open next year. The Joint Chiefs of Staff serve as the executive branch's top military advisers. Milley also served as a Green Beret, one of the US Army's most elite teams. Milley made the early decision to charge Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. (more...)
Comey Says House Committees Mostly Asked About Clinton Email Probe Comey Says House Committees Mostly Asked About Clinton Email Probe
- December 08, 2018

Gowdy took issue with Comey's initial insistence that it be a public hearing, allegedly in the interest of transparency. Incoming House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler said the probe into Federal Bureau of Investigation behavior was a "waste of time" and that he would shut it down. (more...)
Twitter Rebuffs Rudy Giuliani's Claim That the Social Network Sabotaged Him Twitter Rebuffs Rudy Giuliani's Claim That the Social Network Sabotaged Him
- December 07, 2018

A typographical error in a tweet written by President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani has linked to an anti-Trump prank. But the former Mayor of New York City is catching some flak for complaining about how Twitter "allowed someone to invade (his) text with a disgusting anti-President message", revealing to anyone with a basic understanding of how Twitter works, that Mr. (more...)
Marine rescued after 2 military aircraft crash off coast of Japan Marine rescued after 2 military aircraft crash off coast of Japan
- December 06, 2018

December 6", a press release from the Marine Corps said, according to Task and objective. Search and rescue operations were underway at the scene. Early reports that surfaced on Twitter report that an F/A-18 (unspecified variant) and a C-130 crashed into the sea with a total of seven crewmembers on board. (more...)
Trump's son, Kellyanne Conway's husband spar on Twitter Trump's son, Kellyanne Conway's husband spar on Twitter
- December 06, 2018

One of President Trump's sons got involved in other White House family matters Monday evening. "You mean he can do all of the awful, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term?" The rebuke came after Trump said on Twitter his pal Roger Stone has "guts" for not wanting to testify against him. (more...)
Facebook emails say it collected call records, knowing it was 'high-risk' Facebook emails say it collected call records, knowing it was 'high-risk'
- December 06, 2018

A United Kingdom parliamentary committee released a series of documents today which reveal, among other things, that Facebook knew triggering an Android permissions dialog during an app update that would collect SMS and call logs would lead to "bad PR" and allegedly attempted to circumvent the process in order to make it hard for Android users to discover the new behavior. (more...)
´Zero´ doubt Saudi crown prince directed Khashoggi murder: GOP senators ´Zero´ doubt Saudi crown prince directed Khashoggi murder: GOP senators
- December 05, 2018

Senator John Kennedy has likened Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to infamous suspected Mexican crime lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán ahead of a small briefing allegedly linking the royal to the murder of a prominent journalist. Last week, Haspel did not attend a briefing about Khashoggi's killing that was given to all senators by Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (more...)
Iran to Continue Testing Homegrown Missiles Iran to Continue Testing Homegrown Missiles
- December 05, 2018

Senior U.S. officials confirmed early Monday that Iran has successfully test-fired multiple nuclear-capable missiles in violation of United Nations restrictions on such activity, drawing a fierce reaction from the Trump administration, which will pressure European leaders this week to take immediate action aimed at countering Iran's latest military moves. (more...)
Gorbachev hails Bush for role in ending Cold War Gorbachev hails Bush for role in ending Cold War
- December 03, 2018

His passing came seven months after the April 17, 2018, death of his wife, Barbara, to whom he was married for 73 years. Praise for former United States president George H.W. This lesson is a salient one at a time when relations between the US and Russian Federation have hit their lowest point since the Cold War and Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have called for substantial investments in new nuclear weapons, risking a return to an arms race. (more...)
Ex-president George Bush dies at 94 Ex-president George Bush dies at 94
- December 03, 2018

The son of a senator and father of a president, Bush was the man with the golden resume who rose through the political ranks: from congressman to United Nations ambassador, Republican Party chairman to envoy to China, CIA director to two-term vice president under the hugely popular Ronald Reagan . (more...)
US, China declare halt to new tariffs US, China declare halt to new tariffs
- December 02, 2018

The leaders finished their talks after about 2-1/2 hours and Trump departed for his scheduled flight back to Washington. Along with President Trump, in attendance at the dinner on the US side of the table were Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Adviser John Bolton, Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and the president's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow. (more...)
TV Brexit debate between May and Corbyn 'dereliction of duty by BBC' TV Brexit debate between May and Corbyn 'dereliction of duty by BBC'
- December 02, 2018

With the debate taking place just two days before MPs in the Commons have their crunch vote on Mrs May's proposed withdrawal deal, Mr Brown argued more should be done to include alternative views. "This is about what is in the national interest". She got a vote of confidence Saturday from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , who praised May's "leadership" in sealing the Brexit agreement. (more...)
Saudi Crown Prince meets Argentina's President on the sidelines of G20 summit Saudi Crown Prince meets Argentina's President on the sidelines of G20 summit
- December 02, 2018

Scott Morrison and Emmanuel Macron at the G20 summit. The clip was partially inaudible and the context of the exchange was not entirely clear. In front of journalists and television cameras, Macron vented his concerns over the murder of Khashoggi , appearing to say "I am worried" during the awkward encounter. (more...)
German leader Merkel on her way to G20 after plane problem German leader Merkel on her way to G20 after plane problem
- December 02, 2018

The captain announced to passengers that he had chose to turn back after the "malfunction of several electronic systems", Reuters news agency reports . Later, the delegation travelled by bus to a hotel in Bonn. In Argentina on Friday, Merkel had been scheduled to meet Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and their Argentine host, President Mauricio Macri. (more...)
Khashoggi Murder:Canada sanctions 17 Saudi nationals Khashoggi Murder:Canada sanctions 17 Saudi nationals
- December 02, 2018

A recent Central Intelligence Agency analysis leaked to the United States media reportedly pointed the finger at Prince Mohammed, though Saudi prosecutors have said he had no role in the killing. Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the trilateral meeting with PM Modi will be held towards the end of the Trump-Abe talks which is part of the series of the meetings the US President will hold during the two days. (more...)
Imran Khan bowled 'googly' and India sent 2 ministers: Pakistan minister Imran Khan bowled 'googly' and India sent 2 ministers: Pakistan minister
- December 01, 2018

News Nation brings to you an exclusive footage from Pakistan's Kartarpur corridor . "If India takes one step forward, Pakistan will take two", he has been quoted as saying. The Indian external affairs minister had also been invited to attend the ceremony by her Pakistani counterpart, but she expressed her inability to undertake the visit due to prior commitments. (more...)
Caravan migrants declare hunger strike to pressure US Caravan migrants declare hunger strike to pressure US
- December 01, 2018

Earlier in the evening near the Calexico Port of Entry, Border Patrol agents encountered a 29-year-old man suspected of being in the country illegally, authorities said. An advocate for USA border enforcement says we can be thankful President Donald Trump's border enforcement policies are keeping thousands of migrants stuck in Mexico . (more...)
Trump, Ivanka And Mnuchin 'Exchanged Pleasantries' With Saudi Crown Prince Trump, Ivanka And Mnuchin 'Exchanged Pleasantries' With Saudi Crown Prince
- December 01, 2018

Theresa May used a meeting with the Saudi Crown Prince at the G20 summit to "encourage" him to make sure Saudi Arabia co-operates in the investigation into murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi . Instead the US president appeared to barely acknowledge MBS, as he's known, before taking his place for the photo between French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (more...)
Erdoğan meets Dutch, Chinese leaders at G20 summit Erdoğan meets Dutch, Chinese leaders at G20 summit
- December 01, 2018

The meeting could be a defining moment for the Group of 20, said Thomas Bernes of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a Canada-based think tank focusing on global governance. "So there was no consensus reached on this issue, nor was there a joint declaration produced after the leaders' summit ". However, Trudeau took advantage of the signing ceremony to say the partners needed to keep working to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum. (more...)
Hyde-Smith Hangs On For Senate Win In Spite Of Controversies Hyde-Smith Hangs On For Senate Win In Spite Of Controversies
- November 30, 2018

Because neither Hyde-Smith nor Espy garnered more than 50 percent of the vote on Election Day - both received slightly more than 40 percent -the race advanced to a runoff. The race had appeared to narrow after comments the senator made rekindled memories of Mississippi's history of lynching blacks and voter suppression. (more...)
Durbin says testimony on Khashoggi killing ‘not persuasive’ without Central Intelligence Agency director Durbin says testimony on Khashoggi killing ‘not persuasive’ without Central Intelligence Agency director
- November 30, 2018

On the eve of his testimony, Pompeo wrote a fascistic op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal condemning criticism of the wholesale crimes against humanity committed by the Saudi regime, and the murder of Khashoggi in particular, as "Capitol Hill caterwauling and media pile on", while accusing politicians of both political parties in the "salons of Washington " of undermining U.S. (more...)
Ukraine says Russian jet fired missiles during clash at sea Ukraine says Russian jet fired missiles during clash at sea
- November 28, 2018

Security Council. Russian Federation has rejected Western calls to free Ukrainian ships and sailors and to unblock access to the Azov Sea, while trumpeting its alternative account of the crisis. "As stated in our Crimea Declaration, the United States rejects Russia's attempted annexation of Crimea". It comes as a Crimea court ordered three of the 24 Ukrainians captured on Sunday to be detained for two months. (more...)
Judge appears reluctant to unseal Assange case Judge appears reluctant to unseal Assange case
- November 28, 2018

CNN's Brooke Baldwin discussed the developments with CNN's chief political columnist Dana Bash and Garrett Graff, who wrote a book about the Federal Bureau of Investigation under Mueller. Manafort has so far denied involvement in the hack and asserted that the claims were false. On Monday, Mr Mueller's team accused Manafort of breaching the terms of a plea agreement by lying to the special counsel's office. (more...)
United Kingdom parliament seizes documents as part of Facebook inquiry United Kingdom parliament seizes documents as part of Facebook inquiry
- November 28, 2018

Damian Collins, chairman of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee, told The Observer: "We are in uncharted territory". Kramer reportedly was escorted to Parliament after a sergeant-at-arms appeared at Kramer's London hotel and was threatened with fines and possible imprisonment, according to The Guardian's The Observer . (more...)
Russia Sends Experts To Aleppo After Reports Of Chemical Attack Russia Sends Experts To Aleppo After Reports Of Chemical Attack
- November 28, 2018

Russian warplanes attacked opposition-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Assad regime officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals for a suspected poison gas attack in the northern city of Aleppo that Damascus and Moscow blamed on opposition groups. (more...)
Footage Released Of Explosive Gender-Reveal That Sparked Massive Wildfire Footage Released Of Explosive Gender-Reveal That Sparked Massive Wildfire
- November 28, 2018

But the resulting flames began burning nearby grass and went on to spread throughout the area. On the day the fire started, Wildfire Today estimated the temperature had been 90 and 100 degrees. Federal prosecutors announced that 37-year-old Dennis Dickey , of Tucson, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge. In a plea agreement, Dickey agreed to five years probation and will pay $220,000 in restitution. (more...)
Migrant caravan members reconsider asylum claims after border clash Migrant caravan members reconsider asylum claims after border clash
- November 27, 2018

He said he still hoped to cross to the United States and work, but conceded it could be more hard now. O'Rourke, recognizing hardships that have propelled many migrants to seek asylum, urged that the people be given the opportunity to plead their cases in a timely manner, as long as it is done so peacefully. (more...)
Melania Trump Unveils the White House's 2018 Christmas Decorations Melania Trump Unveils the White House's 2018 Christmas Decorations
- November 27, 2018

Christmas arrived at the White House again this year with yet another unveiling of First Lady Melania Trump's exquisite taste for classy decorations. Visitors are encouraged to write messages to soldiers overseas on special digital tablets near this tree. If they then enter the East Garden Room, they'll see the First Family's Christmas card and ornament. (more...)
"Good idea to stay home today, if possible" — Blizzard warning continues
- November 27, 2018

However, there was a flooding risk near the shore and flood warnings have been issued for Cook County, Ill., and Lake and Porter counties in IN, the National Weather Service Chicago reported. While the Omaha metro got an icy dusting, some areas around Nebraska City fielded up to 10 inches of snow Sunday. That included semitrailer trucks jackknifed across the highway. (more...)
Pakistan arrests 300 supporters of detained Islamic cleric Pakistan arrests 300 supporters of detained Islamic cleric
- November 26, 2018

In a statement, the Tehreek-e-Labbaik party said their leader, Khadim Hussain Rizvi , was arrested on Friday in the city of Lahore . The police was requested for filing a case against Rizvi and others but to no avail, the petition said seeking the court order for filing of sedition case against Khadim Hussain Rizvi. (more...)
Death toll from Uganda lake accident jumps to 30 Death toll from Uganda lake accident jumps to 30
- November 26, 2018

Police carried victims in tarpaulins and hauled them into a waiting truck, occasionally drawing loud wails from some of the onlookers. This particular cruise had been marketed as an end of year boat cruise and attracted several middle class passengers, socialites and celebrities including Buganda kingdom prince David Wasajja, artists Iryn Namubiru, The Mith among others. (more...)
Police at a loss over killing of American on remote isle Police at a loss over killing of American on remote isle
- November 26, 2018

To others, he was "a Christian missionary, a wilderness EMT, an worldwide soccer coach, and a mountaineer", his family wrote. William Wilson, President of ORU missions, said: "We are not surprised that John would reach out to these isolated people to share God's love". (more...)
Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage
- November 26, 2018

However, Tsai insisted that Lai and Chen remain at their posts. The election saw the opposition KMT, which is seen as more friendly towards Beijing , make gains, but much of the campaigning had focused on domestic issues such as living standards. (more...)
Judge orders Papadopoulos to report to prison Monday Judge orders Papadopoulos to report to prison Monday
- November 26, 2018

Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russian Federation investigation, was sentenced to prison in September by a judge who said he had placed his own interests above those of the country. Papadopoulos also reacted to a tweet from his wife, Simona, who said of her husband: "You don't deserve to go to jail but you will come out stronger". (more...)
Government asks justices to intervene in dispute over transgender service members Government asks justices to intervene in dispute over transgender service members
- November 26, 2018

The administration Friday asked the Supreme Court to review lower court rulings blocking the military's policy, seeking to bypass a federal appeals court now considering the issue. In March Mr Trump said that he supported a plan by Jim Mattis, the defence secretary, to restrict the service of transgender people with gender dysphoria, a condition characterised by "clinically significant distress". (more...)
Incoming Mexico gov’t: No deal to host United States asylum-seekers Incoming Mexico gov’t: No deal to host United States asylum-seekers
- November 26, 2018

Some Central American migrants , mostly men, tried to breach the border crossing between Tijuana, Mexico, and California on Sunday, after pushing past a blockade of Mexican police standing guard near the global border crossing in a bid to pressure the U.S to hear their asylum claims. (more...)
Shots fired, woman killed after argument breaks out in Florida Walmart Shots fired, woman killed after argument breaks out in Florida Walmart
- November 26, 2018

Authorities said Cronin was shot multiple times. In a Facebook post Saturday night, Ocala police identified the suspect as 54-year-old David Johnson. According to Ocala police, the gunman and victim knew each other. The victim, 30, died at a hospital, Ocala Police Department said. Colleen Wade told the Ocala Star-Banner she heard a crashing sound and turned down an aisle in the garden section where she saw a man standing over a woman firing shots. (more...)
Turkish paper: Central Intelligence Agency had recording of Saudi prince demanding Khashoggi be ‘silenced’ Turkish paper: Central Intelligence Agency had recording of Saudi prince demanding Khashoggi be ‘silenced’
- November 24, 2018

A recent Central Intelligence Agency analysis leaked to the U.S. media reportedly pointed the finger at Prince Mohammed, though Saudi prosecutors have said he had no role in the killing. Denmark follows Germany, which had already indicated its intention to cut off weapons exports to Saudi in late October. "They are conservative measures , subject to review or extension based on the findings of the investigation under way", it said. (more...)
Gunman dead and two hurt in Alabama mall shooting Gunman dead and two hurt in Alabama mall shooting
- November 24, 2018

Shots rang out at the Riverchase Galleria Mall in Hoover, Alabama , just outside of Birmingham on Thursday night as shoppers flocked for early Black Friday deals after Thanksgiving dinner. The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. "We want it to paint a very clear picture of what happened tonight", Rector said. (more...)
EU, UK agree draft on 'ambitious' post-Brexit ties EU, UK agree draft on 'ambitious' post-Brexit ties
- November 24, 2018

EU Council President Donald Tusk said the 26-page declaration covering trade, security, the environment and other issues was agreed "in principle" and would be sent to the other 27 member states for approval. She will return on Saturday, on the eve of a special summit where all 28 European Union leaders are expected to sign off on the overall Brexit package. (more...)