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Mattis Says Farewell as Secretary of Defense

Mattis Says Farewell as Secretary of Defense That was a reference to Mattis, who in his resignation letter told Trump: "You have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours". In a three-paragraph statement for release early Tuesday, Shanahan twice stressed that there would be no daylight between him and Trump on the Syrian withdrawal or other issues that led to Mattis' resignation. [Full Article...]

Toddler taken to hospital after falling in rhinoceros exhibit at Florida zoo

Toddler taken to hospital after falling in rhinoceros exhibit at Florida zoo The two-year-old girl was participating in an educational "Rhino Encounter" at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, about an hour southeast of Orlando, when she fell between two of the steel poles guarding the enclosure at the ground level, the zoo said in a statement. [Full Article...]

USA fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants

USA fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants A previous incident in November when USA agents fired gas into Mexico to disperse migrants triggered a call from Mexico for an investigation. During a second attempt, migrants began to pass youths and children over the razor wire along the fencing to the US side. [Full Article...]

S.Korea: Kim Jong Un hopes to visit Seoul

S.Korea: Kim Jong Un hopes to visit Seoul The Blue House didn't fully disclose Kim's letter. In his own message, Moon thanked Kim for his "warm" letter and said he was still invited to South Korea , according to the AP. The North Korean leader called on South Korea to halt joint military exercises with the USA, placing new pressure on the alliance. Kim's letter has renewed hopes for inter-Korean relations in 2019 - ending weeks of la... [Full Article...]

Immigrant Children's Deaths 'Fault of The Democrats': Donald Trump

Immigrant Children's Deaths 'Fault of The Democrats': Donald Trump Authorities did not disclose the results of the examinations. New Mexico authorities said late Thursday that an autopsy showed Felipe had the flu, but more tests need to be done before a cause of death can be determined. Her death - which brought down heavy criticism on U.S. immigration authorities - is also under investigation. Immigration advocates and human rights groups sharply criticize... [Full Article...]

Tokyo attack: Vehicle plows into New Year's crowd, injuring nine people

Tokyo attack: Vehicle plows into New Year's crowd, injuring nine people Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has yet to issue a statement on the matter. The man told the police he had knocked down the pedestrians in order to kill them, the MPD said. 1, 2019. At least nine people were hurt shortly after midnight on Tuesday when a man rammed his auto into pedestrians on a Tokyo street in what he claimed was an act of terrorism, local media reported. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: Brazil will move embassy to Jerusalem

Netanyahu: Brazil will move embassy to Jerusalem US State Secretary Mike Pompeo on Tuesday discussed Iran's "regional aggression" with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , the US State Department said in a statement. His promise to extend immunity to security forces who use lethal force against suspected wrongdoers has also sparked unease in a country where about 5,000 people a year are already killed by police. [Full Article...]

President Trump urges Democrats to 'come back from vacation'

President Trump urges Democrats to 'come back from vacation' Right now, the political calculus for both sides remains murky. House Democrats are putting together a plan to end the partial government shutdown , which does not include any additional funding for President Donald Trump's border wall . [Full Article...]

Vote counting begins in DRC long-delayed presidential election

Vote counting begins in DRC long-delayed presidential election Improvised electoral agents count the ballots after a symbolic vote on 30 December 2018, at Kalinda Stadium in Beni, where voting was postponed for Democratic Republic of Congo's general elections. Roughly half of respondents said they would reject the result if Shadary - a hardline former interior minister who is facing European Union sanctions for a crackdown on protesters - was declared victo... [Full Article...]

Merkel, Macron Urges Russia To Release Ukrainian Sailors..

Merkel, Macron Urges Russia To Release Ukrainian Sailors.. Ukraine lifted the ban on entry for men from Russian Federation from 16 to 60 years, writes the Politek. "For example, if a person goes to Ukraine to attend any cultural or sporting events and never broke Ukrainian law at the entrance to the occupied Crimea, then we take a positive decision". [Full Article...]

Sydney’s awkward New Year fireworks show moment

Sydney’s awkward New Year fireworks show moment Thunderstorms early Monday evening threatened the yearly fireworks show in Sydney, but an estimated one million people gathered around various points in the Australia's largest city to witness the traditional fireworks show. "And the London Eye was lit up to resemble an European Union flag as the song There For You, by drum and bass artist Culture Shock, rang out". There was also reflection as t... [Full Article...]

US Strategic Command Apolgizes After Tweeting About Bomb Drop

US Strategic Command Apolgizes After Tweeting About Bomb Drop Amid the outcry that followed, STRATCOM - whose slogan is "peace is our profession" - then deleted the post and tweeted an apology. "We are dedicated to the security of America & allies", it said . However, it seemed that people were shocked at the sight of seeing how Strategic Command trains for its all-too-serious mission defending the nation, and the suggestion that "if ever needed" it would ... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un says 'new path' inevitable if US demands unilateral action

Kim Jong Un says 'new path' inevitable if US demands unilateral action They met another two times after that but the most historic summit of 2018 was the North Korean leader's meeting with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June. Kim also met three times with Chinese President Xi Jinping, which boosted his leverage by reintroducing Beijing - Pyongyang's main ally - as a major player in the diplomatic process to resolve the nuclear standoff. [Full Article...]

Fire causes estimated $250,000 in damage to Saskatoon apartment

Fire causes estimated $250,000 in damage to Saskatoon apartment When crews arrived they found a second floor suite fully engulfed in flames, quickly attacked the fire from outside the building and then went in. When they entered the suite firefighters found a man inside. Firefighters evacuated several other people from the building as a precaution. The fire ended up causing damage to the second floor and roof of the home and one occupant will need to stay el... [Full Article...]

Philippine cyclone leaves at least 22 dead

Philippine cyclone leaves at least 22 dead Three provinces in the Bicol Region were placed under a state of calamity on Sunday, December 30, due to heavy rain caused by Tropical Depression Usman. Thousands of others were stranded at seaports, airports and bus terminals following the cancelation of dozens of inter-island trips. Rice fields in Polangui, Albay were submerged and destroyed by heavy rains, while floods in the town of Lope... [Full Article...]

Trump says `big progress being made' with China after Xi call

Trump says `big progress being made' with China after Xi call China's pace of reforms will not "stagnate" and its door will open wider and wider, President Xi Jinping said on Monday (Dec 31) in his New Year message, as he also warned of challenges ahead. "Over the past 40 years, from advancing the proper settlement of regional hot-spot issues to fighting worldwide terrorism, from tackling the global financial crisis to promoting global growth, China and th... [Full Article...]

Shocking videos show staff at USA immigrant shelter dragging and shoving children

Shocking videos show staff at USA immigrant shelter dragging and shoving children The Hacienda Del Sol, which is run by Southwest Key, run a lot of tender age shelters across the United States. The newspaper released videos of employees dragging, slapping, and pushing children throughout the facility. Southwest Key has been under scrutiny since the Trump administration began to separate migrant children from their families earlier this year. 'Southwest Key's lack of ability... [Full Article...]

Three injured in incident at Manchester rail station

Three injured in incident at Manchester rail station Victoria Station in Manchester, the site of a knife attack Monday. British Transport Police (BTP) said one of its officers was stabbed in the shoulder, and that a man and a woman - both in their 50s - had been taken to hospital with knife injuries. [Full Article...]

Venice to charge all visitors to access historic center

Venice to charge all visitors to access historic center The tourist tax will replace an existing hotel tax that is levied on tourists who stayed overnight in Venice, but which excluded day-trippers and cruise ship passengers. Cleaning also must be done by hand. Some 350 officers are on duty during the holidays and 150 are deployed every Sunday, with walkways also needing to be erected during periods of flooding. [Full Article...]

Vegas woman killed over $35 manicure: Cops

Vegas woman killed over $35 manicure: Cops The rental auto the suspect was driving was found nearby, but police have not located the woman. A manicurist was killed in a parking lot in Las Vegas over the weekend. While the customer drove off, Nguyen grabbed onto the car's rear window, which was broken out. Police found the rented Chevrolet Camaro parked at a nearby apartment complex, but the vehicle had been reported stolen about three ... [Full Article...]


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