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Koreas connect cross-border road for excavation of war remains

Koreas connect cross-border road for excavation of war remains Mattis told reporters on Wednesday that next year's US-South Korean exercise, known as Foal Eagle, would be "reorganized to keep it at a level that will not be harmful to diplomacy". But since then negotiations have slowed over how and when North Korea would dismantle its nuclear arsenal. Pompeo had been scheduled to meet with Kim Yong Chol, Kim's right-hand man, in NY earlier this month to begi... [Full Article...]

British MPs won't vote for no-deal Brexit, Amber Rudd says

British MPs won't vote for no-deal Brexit, Amber Rudd says When asked by ITV News' Political Editor Robert Peston what his position would be should there be another public vote on the UK's relationship with the EU, Mr Starmer said: "I'd vote Remain". She said "Brexiteers could lose their Brexit" by rebelling against May. Suggesting that this is a co-ordinated strategy to force Brexiteers' hands, within hours, fellow Conservative Liz Truss, told BBC Ra... [Full Article...]

Michael Avenatti Won't Face Felony Domestic Violence Charges

Michael Avenatti Won't Face Felony Domestic Violence Charges The LA district attorney's office said Wednesday they were referring the case to city prosecutors for possible misdemeanor charges in the case. As often happens, the gossip site got the scoop, leaving other newspapers to play catch-up. The DA said it was sending the case down to city prosecutors. Mareli Miniutti accused Avenatti of physically and verbally assaulting her in an altercation at ... [Full Article...]

Trump asks supreme court to fast track transgender military ban cases

Trump asks supreme court to fast track transgender military ban cases Between 4,000 and 10,000 U.S. active-duty and reserve service members are believed to be transgender. Further, the administration has never demonstrated the size of those costs or how they are prohibitive for the United States military's $52 billion health budget. [Full Article...]

Police go to island to look into U.S. man's death

Police go to island to look into U.S. man's death They nearly certainly won't know it, but the lives of a secluded tribe on an ultra-remote island in the Bay of Bengal have been thrown under a rare and unwelcome spotlight this week. John Chau already tried unsuccessfully to access the Sentinel island on November 14, hence his second attempt last Friday. Police and anthropologists are working together to recover Chau's body from the islan... [Full Article...]

Russian boss of spy agency blamed for Skripal attack dies

Russian boss of spy agency blamed for Skripal attack dies Dutch authorities also have recently identified four alleged GRU agents who tried to hack the world's chemical weapons watchdog from a hotel parking lot. will remain forever in our hearts", the defence ministry said. But at the November gala, Putin praised the agency's "unique capabilities", saying Russian military spies helped turn around the war in Syria. [Full Article...]

Italy sleepwalking into instability with 2019 budget - EU's Dombrovskis

Italy sleepwalking into instability with 2019 budget - EU's Dombrovskis By law, fines could total as much as 0.2 percent of the country's gross domestic product in the first year - around 4.4 billion euros (4.9 billion US dollars) based on current estimates for the size of the Italian economy. Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said that he won't compromise on the budget plan's core items like pension reform, citizens' income, and lower taxes. [Full Article...]

Could newly elected SC Democrat help block Pelosi from becoming House Speaker?

Could newly elected SC Democrat help block Pelosi from becoming House Speaker? As a former chairwoman of the influential Congressional Black Caucus, Fudge noted she was assured by Pelosi assured that black women, in particular, "will have a seat at the decision-making table". In recent weeks, she spoke to a room of Hispanic lawmakers, hosted a dinner for new Democratic members and joined African-American lawmakers addressing a conference of black activists. [Full Article...]

Giant dust storm sweeps across Australia

Giant dust storm sweeps across Australia Photos of the looming dust storm over Sydney are being posted on social media. "Worldwide and Domestic terminals are experiencing some flight delays", the Sydney Airport tweeted, although the situation improved later on. Have you ever been caught up in a dust storm? The store, just across the road, is nearly entirely obscured by the storm. She said it descended on the town unexpectedly y... [Full Article...]

Utah teens arrested after stealing plane from airport, going on joy ride

Utah teens arrested after stealing plane from airport, going on joy ride The teens, ages 14 and 15, are accused of stealing an airplane from a private airstrip on Thursday, successfully flying the aircraft and landing at the Vernal Regional Airport before being apprehended by authorities. They were arrested at the airport and being held Thursday at the Split Mountain Youth Detention Center in Vernal. The probe into the incident remains ongoing, local officials said. [Full Article...]

Facebook admits it hired PR firm that attacked George Soros

Facebook admits it hired PR firm that attacked George Soros Conveniently enough, this happened after he had already announced he was planning to leave Facebook. Facebook initially hired Washington DC-based Definers in 2017 to conduct " opposition research " and help with messaging, Schrage said. "We had not heard such criticism from him before and wanted to determine if he had any financial motivation". Mr Soros's office has since called the tactic a... [Full Article...]

Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100

Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100 The National Climate Assessment was written long before the California fires and the hurricanes. "Earth's climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, primarily as a result of human activities", the report says. [Full Article...]

Jewellery store staff use swords to fend off masked robbers

Jewellery store staff use swords to fend off masked robbers Surveillance video of that exact scenario emerged out of Mississauga, Ont. on November 21, the same day Peel Regional Police reported a brazen mid-day attempted robbery at a jewelry store on the corner of Airport Road and Beverley Street. [Full Article...]

Trump insists daughter Ivanka's private email use for work was 'very innocent'

Trump insists daughter Ivanka's private email use for work was 'very innocent' Trump supporters still chant "Lock her up!" at rallies, mimicking one of Trump's battle cries during the election campaign, indicating they believe Clinton should be jailed. "Ultimately, she transitioned out from private [email] to government". He added that Ivanka Trump has given up all her government-related emails to be permanently archived with other White House records. [Full Article...]

Slain Mercy Hospital doctor called 911 before ex-fiance killed her

Slain Mercy Hospital doctor called 911 before ex-fiance killed her Lopez also died but it was not immediately clear if he shot himself or was struck by a police officer's bullet. After he reportedly shot O'Neal, Lopez is said to have opened fire on responding officers who arrived at the medical center roughly a minute after O'Neal placed her call, the Sun-Times reports. [Full Article...]

‘Happy Thanksgiving’: Republicans subpoena former FBI Director Comey and AG Lynch

‘Happy Thanksgiving’: Republicans subpoena former FBI Director Comey and AG Lynch In addition to Comey, the House GOP has also subpoenaed former Attorney General Loretta Lynch , who served under former President Barack Obama. Comey himself took to Twitter to announce this development, and said he would "resist" a "closed door thing". [Full Article...]

United States sanctions firms in Iran and Russian Federation for shipping oil to Syria

United States sanctions firms in Iran and Russian Federation for shipping oil to Syria U.S. Treasury said on Tuesday it has slapped sanctions on nine targets related to an Iran-Russia network which it claimed provided oil for Syria and funded Hamas and Hezbollah. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is welcoming the Treasury's move by assuring there will be grave consequences for anyone smuggling oil into Syria and evading the Iran sanctions. [Full Article...]

Troops deployed to USA border will be home for the holidays

Troops deployed to USA border will be home for the holidays Department of Homeland Security officials said they received information about possible attempts of people trying to make it into the USA illegally. Pedestrians stand near barbed wire at a legal Mexico-U.S. Felipe Garza, 55, acknowledged that many in his hometown don't want to help as he and other volunteers from his church handed migrants coffee and rolls at the impromptu municipal shelter. [Full Article...]

Ashley-Cooper, Beale stood down for England Test

Ashley-Cooper, Beale stood down for England Test News emerged overnight that the pair had been disciplined for a breach of team protocol, by inviting women back to their hotel after the first Test in Cardiff. Meanwhile back-rower David Pocock has been forced to pull out of the squad after failing a fitness test. Crusaders forward Pete Samu has now been promoted to fill Pocock's backrow slot to face Eddie Jones's side, with winger Marika Koroib... [Full Article...]

Prominent birther and Roger Stone ally in plea negotiations with Mueller

Prominent birther and Roger Stone ally in plea negotiations with Mueller The Washington Post first reported Corsi's plea negotiations Friday. Corsi has previously said he expects to be indicted for lying during his meetings with investigators. They said that investigators were looking into whether he gave this information to Stone. Sources told NBC news last month that Mueller's office obtained evidence suggesting that the birther might have known ahead of tim... [Full Article...]


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