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Ice warning for South Yorkshire and the East Midlands as temperatures drop Ice warning for South Yorkshire and the East Midlands as temperatures drop
- December 16, 2019

The Met Office has issued a warning for icy conditions across South Yorkshire and the East Midlands as temperatures are expected to fall. A yellow weather warning was in place for parts of the country on Monday, with the Met Office warning that temperatures would plummet "widely below zero", leading to icy stretches on the roads and up to 2cm of snow. (more...)
Lebanese president postpones talks on new PM after violent weekend of clashes Lebanese president postpones talks on new PM after violent weekend of clashes
- December 16, 2019

Protesters throw stones to the police as clashes erupt during a protest in downtown Beirut. Clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, have left dozens of people wounded, witnesses say. The concern is, Khodr said, is that those in power are now seeking to utilise security forces to intimidate people in the streets in a bid to "crush" the protest movement. (more...)
Former Sudan leader al-Bashir jailed for two years over corruption Former Sudan leader al-Bashir jailed for two years over corruption
- December 16, 2019

The uprising eventually forced the military into a power-sharing agreement with civilians. Once this separate verdict is delivered, he will then serve the two-year correctional facility sentence handed down Saturday - along with any additional sentences. (more...)
Violent protests erupt in India over new citizenship legislation Violent protests erupt in India over new citizenship legislation
- December 16, 2019

At least three buses and several motorcycles were set on fire. But critics say the law, which does not make the same provision for Muslims, weakens India's secular foundations. Police said they acted with restraint. Hundreds of activists gathered outside the New Delhi police headquarters on Sunday night to protest against alleged police brutality and the detention of students. (more...)
Hong Kong protests flare ahead of Xi meeting with city leader Hong Kong protests flare ahead of Xi meeting with city leader
- December 16, 2019

The meeting, at the Hong Kong room of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, came on the third day of Lam's annual duty visit to China , reports the South China Morning Post newspaper. In recent years, however, the arrests of booksellers and activists have stoked fears of a growing encroachment by the ruling Communist Party. Although Lam eventually withdrew the proposed law, the protesters' demands have broadened to include universal suffrage and the creation of an independent inquiry ... (more...)
Boeing May Pause Production of Grounded 737 MAX Boeing May Pause Production of Grounded 737 MAX
- December 16, 2019

Nine months ago, Boeing's best-seller was banned from flying by aviation authorities after two crashes that killed 346 people. Steve Dickson, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, met Thursday with Boeing chief Dennis Muilenburg to express concerns the company was rushing to get the jets back in the air, the agency said. (more...)
China trade deal 'totally done': US trade rep China trade deal 'totally done': US trade rep
- December 16, 2019

But Robert Lighthizer , the U.S. Trade Representative on Friday , said the United States for now would leave in place 25 percent tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods. China has also rejected the use of unilateral pressure as it violates the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO), said Wang. China faces huge pressure to fulfill the phase one deal, said Shi Yinhong, a professor at Renmin University and an adviser to the cabinet. (more...)
Here there be (porch) pirates Here there be (porch) pirates
- December 16, 2019

Very nice of you. "Thank You", the note said. The note was signed, "The new owner of your package". Halton police are looking for another suspected "porch pirate" who stole several Cyber Monday packages delivered to Milton homes. The police department tweeted: "Porch pirates are the scourge of the holiday season, creeping around neighborhoods [sic] at all hours of the day, tiptoeing up to homes, stealing packages that don't belong to them". (more...)
Met Office Issue Snow And Ice Warning In The UK For Tomorrow Met Office Issue Snow And Ice Warning In The UK For Tomorrow
- December 16, 2019

Wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow are expected to stick in parts, and the forecaster has warned of icy stretches on roads and footpaths. It has issued yellow weather warnings for ice at around 9pm and continuing until Monday morning when rain is expected. (more...)
Philippines quake pegged at magnitude 6.9; collapse of 3-story building reported Philippines quake pegged at magnitude 6.9; collapse of 3-story building reported
- December 16, 2019

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat from the quake, based on available data. This handout photograph courtesy of Angelo John Jomao-as taken on December 15, 2019 shows residents attempting to free trapped flower vendors from a portion of a collapsed wall at a public market, after a 6.8-magnitude natural disaster struck Padada town, Davao del Sur province on the southern island of Mindanao. (more...)
Killed, 18 Injured After Bus Veers off Road in Nepal Killed, 18 Injured After Bus Veers off Road in Nepal
- December 16, 2019

The pilgrims were returning home after visiting the famed Hindu Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple when the bus veered off the highway about 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of the capital, Kathmandu , police official Prajwal Maharjan said. The injured are being rushed to hospitals, he said. The cause of the accident was not yet known, but police said driving recklessly along the steep and winding road could have been a key factor. (more...)
From Assam to Hyderabad, protests against Citizenship Act rock nation From Assam to Hyderabad, protests against Citizenship Act rock nation
- December 16, 2019

Critics say the law, which does not make the same provision for Muslims, weakens India's secular foundations. At least 100 people were injured in the clashes there. Authorities have shut down internet access in several parts of the affected states in an attempt to maintain law and order. The prime minister, Narendra Modi , blamed the opposition Congress party for the unrest. (more...)
Italys ‘Sardines to pack Rome for anti far-right rally Italys ‘Sardines to pack Rome for anti far-right rally
- December 16, 2019

On the rally in Rome on Saturday, younger and outdated alike sang the track repeatedly as Ismail Sylla, a 23-year-old from Mali, marched by with different migrants in a bunch known as "the Black Sardines". "I am here to say that I am against fascism. I think Salvini is a fascist", said 18-year-old student Luca Baironi. Salvini has said he wants to conquer the regions one by one to bring down the current coalition between the Five Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party, and thus ... (more...)
Chinese Media Warns Arsenal Of Chinese Media Warns Arsenal Of "Serious Implications" Over "Clownish" Mesut Ozil
- December 16, 2019

The Chinese authorities have maintained up to one million Uyghurs, and possibly more, in indoctrination camps aimed at drastically weakening their commitment to Islam. In response, Arsenal immediately distanced itself from his comments saying it was "always apolitical as an organisation". "But Muslims are silent". (more...)
McConnell Vows ‘Total Coordination’ with White House during Senate Impeachment Trial McConnell Vows ‘Total Coordination’ with White House during Senate Impeachment Trial
- December 16, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday penned a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging a "fair and honest" weekslong trial featuring testimony from four new key witnesses . "Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) said Thursday he hopes the Senate will hold an "authentic" trial to push back against what he called a "one-sided partisan hoax from the very beginning" by the Democrats, reported The Hill ". (more...)
US expelled two Chinese diplomats on spying claims US expelled two Chinese diplomats on spying claims
- December 16, 2019

The pair were then expelled from the United States - the first known expulsion of Chinese diplomats since 1987 and a move that was not announced by either Washington or Beijing, The Times said. The motive for the incursion was not clear, but USA officials said they believe the Chinese diplomats were hoping to test the security measures at the base. (more...)
People Protest Against Johnson Following His Landslide Victory People Protest Against Johnson Following His Landslide Victory
- December 16, 2019

His Majesty will hold an individual meeting, known as an audience, with Mr. Johnson this afternoon and it is something they will continue weekly through his position as prime minister. However earlier than lengthy, Mr Johnson was heralded essentially the most profitable Tory chief in a era, due to a outstanding outcome that noticed outdated get together allegiances ripped up, Labour strongholds obliterated and the individuals's determination to depart the European Union lastly cemented. (more...)
Comey Says DOJ IG Was Right About FBI's 'Sloppiness' With FISA Application Comey Says DOJ IG Was Right About FBI's 'Sloppiness' With FISA Application
- December 16, 2019

Comey was the director of the bureau when Trump entered office, and remained in his post until May 2019, at which time he was sacked. But the former FBI chief pointed out that despite Trump's accusations, Horowitz did not find that political bias tainted the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign and that there was sufficient evidence to launch the probe. (more...)
US Supreme Court to hear Trump tax return case next year US Supreme Court to hear Trump tax return case next year
- December 16, 2019

The Supreme Court now has five conservatives and four liberals. "These cases raise significant constitutional issues", said Jay Sekulow , one of Trump's lawyers. In none of the cases are the subpoenas directed at Trump himself. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat, is seeking Trump's tax returns in a criminal investigation of the president, the Trump Organisation, and his family real estate business. (more...)
Amid impeachment vote, Giuliani visits White House Amid impeachment vote, Giuliani visits White House
- December 16, 2019

Giuliani has been leading efforts to uncover information about the Biden family's ties to Ukraine and corruption. Giuliani did not immediately respond to a request for comment but tweeted that "The American people have already made up their mind on this #ImpeachmentScam ". (more...)

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