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Theresa May plans to let MPs vote on other European Union withdrawal plans Theresa May plans to let MPs vote on other European Union withdrawal plans
- December 19, 2018

He also dismissed the possibility of there being a second referendum, adding: 'There are a number of scenarios being floated in government without, I think, people really engaging on the consequences of that - either the effect to our democracy of not delivering on the referendum, not having Brexit - or the idea that we can cherry-pick and have some managed no-deal where the European Union will suspend its own red lines, which I don't think is feasible'. (more...)
Senate Finally Passes Bipartisan Criminal-Justice Bill Senate Finally Passes Bipartisan Criminal-Justice Bill
- December 19, 2018

Republicans have continued to fight for billions of dollars in funding, while Democrats do not want to fund the wall at all . "The bill makes smart changes to our criminal justice system in ways that will make it fairer, more humane, and more just", Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said. (more...)
Lawyer: Mueller can interview Trump only 'over my dead body' Lawyer: Mueller can interview Trump only 'over my dead body'
- December 19, 2018

American intelligence agencies and Mueller have said Russian Federation was the source of hacked material released by WikiLeaks during the campaign that was damaging to Clinton's presidential effort. He agreed to cooperate with Mueller and he testified against Manafort, his former business partner. Giuliani, referring to Trump's written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller regarding the deal, contradicted a recent statement Cohen gave investigators that talks for the project went as ... (more...)
U.N., Palestinians launch humanitarian appeal after funding cuts U.N., Palestinians launch humanitarian appeal after funding cuts
- December 19, 2018

Australia confirmed the decision early on Saturday, reversing decades of Middle East policy. "Thus, we will consider its position balanced". The spokeswoman said Australia's decision acknowledged the fact Jerusalem had been the seat of the modern Israeli government for 70 years and was the home of its parliament and Supreme Court. (more...)
White House tells Pentagon to plan to withdraw troops from Syria White House tells Pentagon to plan to withdraw troops from Syria
- December 19, 2018

WASHINGTON - The United States is planning a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria as it nears the end of its campaign to retake all of the territory once held by Islamic State, according to CNN . The U.S. has some 2,000 military members in Syria and ISIS has been reduced to a single stronghold near the Iraq border. The US has forces in Iraq ready to launch attacks in Syria if necessary. (more...)
War criminals unite: Assad greets Sudan's al-Bashir in Damascus War criminals unite: Assad greets Sudan's al-Bashir in Damascus
- December 19, 2018

Li Guofu, a researcher at China Institute of International Studies, said the timing indicates that the Syrian government is relatively consolidated, but more importantly shows the changing attitude in the Arab world. "The presidents held talks on bilateral relations, development of the situation in Syria and the region", the press service said. "Our position [on Yemen] remains unchanged", al-Bashir said in a statement. (more...)
Trump signs memo directing Pentagon to establish Space Command Trump signs memo directing Pentagon to establish Space Command
- December 19, 2018

The creation of a new Space Force would also set off a turf war within the Pentagon , particularly with the Air Force , which now is responsible for most space operations. The same entity was first created in 1985, but it was merged into Strategic Command in 2002. US Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Hidden Heroes 3rd Annual National Convening at the Capital Hilton in Washington, November 26, 2018. (more...)
White Christmas for Waterloo Region unlikely: Environment Canada White Christmas for Waterloo Region unlikely: Environment Canada
- December 19, 2018

Some areas to the east could see up to two inches of rain. For most across the US, snow on Christmas is not the norm. Christmas 2018 seems to be trending warmer than normal with highs near 60º, increasing clouds, and a chance for a passing shower. (more...)
Pentagon: We have no knowledge of Erdogan's statements regarding Trump Pentagon: We have no knowledge of Erdogan's statements regarding Trump
- December 19, 2018

The Pentagon says it has about 2,000 troops in Syria . A military offensive by Turkey or any other force in northeast Syria would be "a bad idea", the US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey told an audience at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC on Monday. (more...)
Japan sets sights on first aircraft carrier since WW II Japan sets sights on first aircraft carrier since WW II
- December 19, 2018

Japan's actions are not going to improve relations with China, and are jeopardizing regional stability, the spokeswoman noted. "China expresses strong dissatisfaction and opposition to this and has already lodged stern representations with Japan". (more...)
South Africa issues arrest warrant against Grace Mugabe South Africa issues arrest warrant against Grace Mugabe
- December 19, 2018

Mrs Mugabe, 53, denied the assault insisting an "intoxicated and unhinged" Ms Engels attacked her with a knife after the model had gone to see the Mugabes' sons at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg's Sandton district. The model suffered cuts to her forehead and the back of her head. After assaulting the model, Grace Mugabe was granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa's former Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) Maite Nkoana-Mashabane which protected ... (more...)
Facebook blocks Israeli premier’s son for anti-Muslim posts Facebook blocks Israeli premier’s son for anti-Muslim posts
- December 19, 2018

In another post, he wrote that there were only two possible solutions for peace, either "all Jews leave [Israel] or all Muslims leave". He called for the killings to be "avenged" and warned, "There will never be peace with the monsters in human form known since 1964 as 'Palestinians'". (more...)
Trump bans bump stocks Trump bans bump stocks
- December 19, 2018

Officials at the Department of Justice say owners of the device have 90 days to turn in or destroy equipment from the date the final regulation is pushed through. Administration officials said that the devices are not extremely common, but there are probably tens of thousands nationwide, U.S. media reported. On Feb. (more...)
New Poll Shows Whom Americans Blame for Potential US Government Shutdown New Poll Shows Whom Americans Blame for Potential US Government Shutdown
- December 19, 2018

It was a turnaround after days of impasse. Without a resolution that the president could sign before midnight Friday, roughly 800,000 federal workers will be furloughed or forced to work without pay in a partial shutdown that Trump has already - and proudly - claimed as his own. (more...)
Mom who couldn't see dying son due to travel ban granted waiver Mom who couldn't see dying son due to travel ban granted waiver
- December 18, 2018

Sweilem is calling on the government to expedite the process of receiving the waiver so Swileh could say goodbye to her son, Fox 40 reported . He said the boy would probably die if he is taken to Egypt, where his mother is now living. He met his wife in the Arab nation, and the couple had several children there. Abdullah Hassan was born with hypomyelination, a rare brain disorder that has slowly robbed him of his ability to walk and talk. (more...)
Fifth victim of Strasbourg market attack dies Fifth victim of Strasbourg market attack dies
- December 18, 2018

Chekatt was suspected of killing three people near Strasbourg's Christmas market on Tuesday night. The suspect in the Strasbourg shooting that left five dead and 10 more injured at a French Christmas Market was killed by police on December 13, French authorities said last week. (more...)
Fighting around Yemen's Hodeida leaves 12 dead, 25 wounded Fighting around Yemen's Hodeida leaves 12 dead, 25 wounded
- December 18, 2018

Clashes erupted between government forces and Houthi rebels in Yemen's coastal city of Al-Hudaydah on Sunday despite a UN-brokered ceasefire , according to a military source and local residents. On Thursday, the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels agreed to a UN-brokered truce in Hodeidah with the Saudi-led coalition that backs the official government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. (more...)
Embattled Trump Foundation forced to dissolve itself under court supervision Embattled Trump Foundation forced to dissolve itself under court supervision
- December 18, 2018

The legal action will continue as Underwood seeks $2.8 million in restitution and she wants the court to ban the Trumps temporarily from serving on the boards of other NY charities. "Today's stipulation accomplishes a key piece of the relief sought in our lawsuit earlier this year", said New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood in a statement . (more...)
Chicago cops struck and killed by train while investigating 'shots fired' call Chicago cops struck and killed by train while investigating 'shots fired' call
- December 18, 2018

The train is stopped just south of the 103rd St./Rosemoor train station. The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, which operates South Shore trains, uses Metra tracks. Police said there was no rail stop at the location where the officers were struck. As of 10:34 p.m., passengers from eastbound South Shore Line trains 19, 101, 121 and 123 were being bused from Millennium Station to their final destinations, according to an alert. (more...)
Royal couples reveal their 2018 Christmas cards Royal couples reveal their 2018 Christmas cards
- December 18, 2018

A Royal source told the Sunday Mirror: 'Harry's always loved hunting but now it looks like his shooting days are over'. "It's the latest point of contention between the Princes ". "The ghosting I don't completely understand - shes always been in charge, that's her nature, but not been rude". "Meghan wasn't happy when she found out what Harry had been up to in Germany", the insider went on, adding the Duchess reportedly wanted to "fully convert" Harry to "her views on hunting". (more...)

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