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Theresa May vows to secure better Brexit deal

Theresa May vows to secure better Brexit deal He described the talks as "a welcome first step that was the removal of uncertainty" over the EU's intentions, because it has shown it wants a "speedy United Kingdom trade deal" that would remove the need for the backstop in the first place. [Full Article...]

Strasbourg Deadly Shooter Killed by French Police

Strasbourg Deadly Shooter Killed by French Police A dozen other people were wounded. Defiant officials insisted the Strasbourg market would reopen as usual on Friday. "Around 9 p.m. local time three police saw someone strolling that looked like the suspect, the French interior minister said at a press conference". [Full Article...]

Storm Deirdre to bring freezing rain to most of Cumbria

Storm Deirdre to bring freezing rain to most of Cumbria The warning said: "Freezing rain is expected to result in the rapid development of widespread ice, with very risky travelling conditions likely". Wind and rain will move in from the Atlantic this weekend, meeting cold air across central and northern parts of the UK. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump picks Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff

Donald Trump picks Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff Key to his selection: Mulvaney and the president get along and Trump has appreciated how the budget director briefs him, according to the official. ABC's late night host Jimmy Kimmel has mocked President Donald Trump for reportedly considering his son-in-law Jared Kushner as White House chief of staff. [Full Article...]

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital Israel regards all of the city - including the eastern sector it annexed after the 1967 Middle East war - as its capital while Palestinian leaders, with broad worldwide backing, want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state they hope to establish in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. [Full Article...]

May’s post-Brexit trade deal suggestion dismissed by Taoiseach

May’s post-Brexit trade deal suggestion dismissed by Taoiseach Such an intervention could help the Prime Minister win over Parliament because it would clarify the date when the Irish border backstop was no longer needed. "Our UK friends need to say what they want, instead of asking us to say what we want", he said. If the backstop were triggered, the European Union said it would apply "temporarily, unless and until it is superseded by a subsequent agreement... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns Rajapaksa, 73, was appointed as the prime minister on October 26 by President Maithripala Sirisena in a controversial move after sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe , which plunged the island nation into a constitutional crisis . Accordingly, the three-judge bench rejected the motion filed by the lawyers of former Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe to appoint a full bench and chose to consider the ... [Full Article...]

US Advises Syrian Factions to Steer Clear of Turkish Operation

US Advises Syrian Factions to Steer Clear of Turkish Operation The threat, delivered during a speech in Istanbul, ramps up Erdogan's rhetoric targeting the YPG militias. SDF commanders said yesterday that at least 5,000 ISIS fighters had made a decision to remain in the town and the surrounding villages to fight to the death in a final stand against the advancing forces. [Full Article...]

Sarah Papenheim was killed while studying in the Netherlands. What we know

Sarah Papenheim was killed while studying in the Netherlands. What we know Per the Minneapolis Star Tribune , police say witnesses heard an argument and screams coming out of Papenheim's third-floor Rotterdam apartment Wednesday. Pryor, a 19-year-old keyboardist, said he and Papenheim met at a jam session a few years ago and immediately connected due to their young ages and love of music. [Full Article...]

Pope Expels George Pell From His Cabinet of Cardinals

Pope Expels George Pell From His Cabinet of Cardinals Two cardinals having being demoted by the Vatican are Australia's George Pell and Chile's Francisco Javier Errazuriz. The pair were absent from the last meeting of the group in September. None of the three attended. The Pope is not considering replacing the men at this time, reducing the C9 to C6, according to a bulletin released on Wednesday during another meeting of the Council of Cardinals ... [Full Article...]

No further Brexit talks planned, despite May's pleas

No further Brexit talks planned, despite May's pleas She travelled to Brussels in hope of wringing some concessions from her European partners that would help assuage doubts about the draft divorce agreement back in London. Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said that "if there is a need we can always convene". One person briefed on the exchanges said May was "grilled" by leaders. [Full Article...]

'Bad Santa' sees red in fire alarm fury at Cambridgeshire grotto

'Bad Santa' sees red in fire alarm fury at Cambridgeshire grotto A British Santa had a meltdown at an event over the weekend, leaving a lot of angry parents and distraught kiddies in his wake when he ripped off his beard and started cursing. But Mr Gaynor, 37, from St Ives, who was at the event with his three-year-old son and seven-year-old daughter, retorted: "I'm guessing the people defending him weren't at the event and didn't see how irate and abusive he wa... [Full Article...]

Straphanger makes citizen’s arrest after hell breaks loose on subway

Straphanger makes citizen’s arrest after hell breaks loose on subway A woman was raped by a stranger after falling asleep on a subway train in Brooklyn, police said. Lushchinskaya then slaps at the young woman, who finally responds by stomping back. After her umbrella is out of her hands, the man calmly explains to her that everyone on the train witnessed her intentionally attacking the young woman, and encourages her to call the police. [Full Article...]

Brexit: Theresa May to join European Union summit after surviving vote

Brexit: Theresa May to join European Union summit after surviving vote She promised to go back to Brussels and wrestle concessions around the controversial "backstop". "Even after being forced into saying she would stand down soon, nearly 40% of her parliamentary group has voted against her - meaning presumably a majority of her backbenchers did so". [Full Article...]

Nancy Pelosi Backs House Leadership Limits, All But Securing Bid For Speaker

Nancy Pelosi Backs House Leadership Limits, All But Securing Bid For Speaker Another term sought beyond that would require approval by two-thirds of the Democratic caucus, higher than the current simple majority threshold. Trump is set to confer Tuesday at the White House with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer ahead of a December 21 deadline to shut down a range of government agencies. [Full Article...]

Spectacular footage of swimmer surrounded by killer whales

Spectacular footage of swimmer surrounded by killer whales Drone footage captured the encounter, in which Johnson alternates between strokes while the whales curiously watch. Johnson told New Zealand's 1 News that she initially thought they were dolphins. Some on lookers chatted to her about the experience and then to my surprise she got back into the water and swam back towards the pod, to I assume continue her training swim. [Full Article...]

Seven-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in USA custody

Seven-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in USA custody She was flown to Providence Children's Hospital in El Paso, but died within 24 hours. "We will be demanding immediate answers to this tragedy ", Nadler said. The girl, identified by a Guatemalan official as Jackeline Caal, had gone days without food and water, a Department of Homeland Security statement said. [Full Article...]

Trump Inauguration Committee Under Criminal Investigation Over Spending

Trump Inauguration Committee Under Criminal Investigation Over Spending The paper, citing people familiar with the inquiry, said it focuses on people from Middle Eastern countries - including Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates - and whether they "used straw donors to disguise their donations to the two funds". [Full Article...]

Nebulous? My Brexit proposals are crystal clear, May tells the EU

You called me nebulous. Frustrations boiled over during a "robust" exchange with the European Commission President after claims he'd complained her demands were " nebulous and imprecise ". But after listening to her appeal, European Council president Donald Tusk said EU leaders had reaffirmed their determination that there could be no renegotiation. [Full Article...]

US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails

US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails Security researcher KrebsonSecurity posted a copy of the email on its website - it demanded payment of $20 000 in Bitcoin . If you have been the recipient of such an e-mail threat, please do not respond to the bit coin demand. Police said they quickly learned this threat was also a part of the nationwide hoax, but swept the building and did not find a bomb. Police across the GTA have also r... [Full Article...]


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