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'I can't tell you when' government will reopen 'I can't tell you when' government will reopen
- December 27, 2018

Trump's comments come as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Republicans need to "abandon" border wall funding if they want the government to reopen, just less than 24 hours into the partial shutdown . Pedestrians walk past the tiny Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square neighborhood, posted with a closed sign as part of the federal government shutdown , Wednesday, Dec. (more...)
Trump Warns of Trump Warns of "Very Long" Government Shutdown over Border Wall
- December 26, 2018

He added: "If you don't have that (the wall), then we're just not opening". Several Cabinet departments and agencies have been closed since Saturday after their funding lapsed, and Mulvaney warned the shutdown could stretch into January, when Democrats are set to take back control the House. (more...)
Donald and Melania Trump make surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq Donald and Melania Trump make surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq
- December 26, 2018

The president was joined at the air base by National Security Adviser John Bolton for meetings with political and military leaders. Air Force One touched down at the Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad after an overnight flight from Washington with his wife Melania Trump, a small group of aides and Secret Service agents, and a pool of reporters. (more...)
Winter storm could impact post-Christmas travel Winter storm could impact post-Christmas travel
- December 26, 2018

According to Edwards' forecast, the heaviest snowfall will affect central Nebraska as the storm moves from there through eastern South Dakota and into central Minnesota. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the rest of northwest Wisconsin from tonight until Thursday afternoon. Strong northeasterly winds with gusts to 60 kilometres per hour. (more...)
Lava, ash spew from new fracture on Italy's Mount Etna Lava, ash spew from new fracture on Italy's Mount Etna
- December 26, 2018

The eruption that began at noon was preceded by 130 natural disaster tremors, the two strongest of which measured 4.0 and 3.9 on the Richter scale, the INGV said. Catani airport tweeted , "Due to the eruption of #Etna from today 2pm (December 24th) #Catania airspace is closed". The airport reopened some of the airspace to allow four flights per hour to land. (more...)
Iraq Officially Recognises Christmas Day A National Holiday Iraq Officially Recognises Christmas Day A National Holiday
- December 26, 2018

The Bishop of Mbamili Diocese Rt Rev. Henry Okechukwu Okeke yesterday called on Christians all over the world to pursue peace has described Christmas as a significant period, charging Christians and non Christians to pursue peace, show love to one another during Christmas celebration. (more...)
Qatar's emir offers support for Sudan - Sudan presidency Qatar's emir offers support for Sudan - Sudan presidency
- December 26, 2018

His government was the last one to be democratically elected in Sudan, before it was toppled by a 1989 coup launched by Mr Bashir. "We recognise that we must have self-restraint and manage things wisely and take care of the lives of the people and of public property, and we are not bothered by demonstrations , but we are upset by the lapse in security", said Saleh, also known as Salah Gosh. (more...)
Indonesia tsunami: Stay away from the sea, officials urge Indonesia tsunami: Stay away from the sea, officials urge
- December 26, 2018

A small Christmas service was held near a stretch of Indonesia´s tsunami-struck coastline Tuesday, as panicked residents in one coastal town tried to flee after rumours spread that another deadly wave was about to smash into the coast. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the death toll had climbed to 429 on Tuesday and at least 128 were missing. New clips, posted to Fajarsyah's Instagram account, shows an arm resting over a coffin and a portrait of his wife, actress and TV ... (more...)
Pakistan, China support Afghan-led and owned peace process: Qureshi Pakistan, China support Afghan-led and owned peace process: Qureshi
- December 26, 2018

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will embark on a three-day visit on Monday to Afghanistan , Iran, China and Russian Federation as part of the government's policy of outreach in the neighbourhood. He was welcomed by officials of the Chinese Foreign Ministry at the airport upon his arrival. "He (Qureshi) described peace and stability in Afghanistan in the interest of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the region". (more...)
Quake from Mount Etna volcano jolts Sicily; 10 injured Quake from Mount Etna volcano jolts Sicily; 10 injured
- December 26, 2018

At least 300 tremors rattled the slopes of the volcanic mountain during a three-hour span early Monday, including a magnitude 4.3 seismic shake, Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology said. The quake was also felt in the upscale Sicilian resort town of Taormina. Mt Etna erupted on Christmas Eve, covering nearby villages in ash and disrupting flights. (more...)
Pope Francis' Christmas prayer is for peace in war-torn nations Pope Francis' Christmas prayer is for peace in war-torn nations
- December 26, 2018

Francis, 82, marking the sixth Christmas of his papacy, led a solemn service for almost 10,000 people in St. Peter's Basilica for his traditional Christmas Eve Mass. Pope Francis is likely to refer to the plight of Christians in Iraq and Syria during his Christmas Day " Urbi et Orbi " (To the city and the world) speech. (more...)
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ChrisD.ca Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ChrisD.ca
- December 26, 2018

Time flies when you're having a good time, and before you know it a whole year has passed, Santa has rolled down the chimney and its Christmas once again. I do not underestimate them, but we have faced bigger challenges in our history and will always find a way to thrive and prosper whatever the outcome. (more...)
Trump seeks high ground over Mattis as Syria withdrawal is ordered Trump seeks high ground over Mattis as Syria withdrawal is ordered
- December 26, 2018

President Trump expounded on his differences with Secretary Mattis on the day before Christmas. He waited too long to act and now, they say, the Kurds will pay the price. Although Monday was a federal holiday and the Pentagon was fairly empty, Mattis was at his desk. Mattis made clear in the letter he did not see eye to eye with a president who has expressed disdain for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. (more...)
Residents flee brand new tower block as CRACKING sounds suggest imminent collapse Residents flee brand new tower block as CRACKING sounds suggest imminent collapse
- December 26, 2018

Residents told police they heard cracking noises throughout the morning and emergency services are now testing the structural integrity of the building. One Opal Tower resident was told there were cracks on the 12th or 13th floor. Asked when residents, who raced out their apartments with the few belongings they could grab in time, would be able to return to their homes he said: "We don't know until the engineers assess the building and find out what caused the issue - or if there's a major ... (more...)
Militants attack Libya’s Foreign Ministry in Tripoli, 3 killed: security officials Militants attack Libya’s Foreign Ministry in Tripoli, 3 killed: security officials
- December 26, 2018

Security officials in Libya say assailants targeted the country's foreign ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least three people. Libya has been torn apart by power struggles and undermined by chronic insecurity since the ouster and assassination of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (more...)
Trump, Democrats spar over shutdown with no deal in sight Trump, Democrats spar over shutdown with no deal in sight
- December 26, 2018

American workers hoping for tidings of comfort and joy yesterday instead heard an ultimatum from President Trump , who pledged to keep much of the United States government shut down until Democrats agreed to fund a wall on the Mexican border . (more...)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's lung surgery is her 3rd cancer treatment since 1999 Ruth Bader Ginsburg's lung surgery is her 3rd cancer treatment since 1999
- December 26, 2018

As news of the spunky justice's work ethic spread, social media filled with cheers and well wishes for her continued recovery and return to the bench. On Friday, doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY performed a procedure called a pulmonary lobectomy on Ginsburg. This is the colon and pancreatic cancer survivor's third bout with cancer. (more...)
Syrian air defenses confront Israeli missiles above Damascus Syrian air defenses confront Israeli missiles above Damascus
- December 26, 2018

Syrian state media reported earlier in the evening downing several "hostile targets" near Damascus. "Our air defenses confronted hostile missiles launched by Israeli war planes from above the Lebanese territories and downed a lot of them before reaching their targets", the military source said. (more...)
Trump to boy: Do you believe in Santa? Trump to boy: Do you believe in Santa?
- December 26, 2018

The Post and Courier talked to the little girl and her family about speaking to the president in a call that has now made headlines. Then there was this moment when he and First Lady Melania Trump are spotted on phones talking to children who are awaiting Santa. (more...)
Second child dies in custody - US immigration authorities Second child dies in custody - US immigration authorities
- December 25, 2018

He was given medications and released on Monday afternoon. US Customs and Border Protection say the boy died shortly after midnight on Tuesday. During the evening on December 24, however, officials said the boy experienced nausea and vomiting, and was again transferred to the same hospital, where he died the next day. (more...)

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