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North Korean soldier defects to South across land border

North Korean soldier defects to South across land border Despite the warming ties, it remains unclear whether the North's leader Kim Jong Un will make his first-ever visit to the South this year, as Seoul is hoping. The last defection involving North Koreans occurred in May when two civilians aboard a small boat fled to the South across the Yellow Sea. "Through the one connected railway, the South and the North will prosper together and the ground... [Full Article...]

Japan's Abe urges UK PM May to avoid 'no deal' Brexit

Japan's Abe urges UK PM May to avoid 'no deal' Brexit She added: "I will be talking with members of Parliament and explaining why passing this deal in the vote that will take place in the House of Commons will take us to certainty for the future, and that failure to do that would only lead to uncertainty". [Full Article...]

Germany checking if malfunction of Chancellor Merkel's plane had 'criminal' cause

Germany checking if malfunction of Chancellor Merkel's plane had 'criminal' cause Due to a malfunction of the government plane, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel was forced to interrupt the flight to Argentina at the G20 summit. Later, the delegation travelled by bus to a hotel in Bonn. She is due to arrive in time for the summit leaders' dinner on Friday. Earlier, The Indian Express reported that India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Vladimir Putin and Chinese... [Full Article...]

Sixty-five people injured in Paris protests

Sixty-five people injured in Paris protests Macron has borne the brunt of the demonstrators' anger instead of OPEC for reducing oil production, or the United States for imposing tariffs on Iran, which crippled oil exports. Some of the protesters expressed concern over the clashes. That we set France on fire, or find solutions? But assistant teacher Sandrine Lemoussu, 45, who came from Burgundy to protest, told Reuters that people had ha... [Full Article...]

Honduran Murderer in Migrant Caravan Caught Illegally Crossing into U.S.

Honduran Murderer in Migrant Caravan Caught Illegally Crossing into U.S. The Border Patrol office in San Diego said via Twitter that pedestrian crossings have been suspended at the San Ysidro port of entry at both the East and West facilities. Many hope to apply for asylum in the USA, but agents at the San Ysidro entry point are processing fewer than 100 asylum petitions a day. Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum declared the migrant caravan a "humanitarian crisis" earlier ... [Full Article...]

Canada sanctions 17 Saudi nationals over Jamal Khashoggi murder

Canada sanctions 17 Saudi nationals over Jamal Khashoggi murder CIA Director Gina Haspel, who has listened to an audio tape of the killing and reviewed evidence assembled by Turkish authorities, did not participate in the briefing despite senators demands to hear directly from her. The murder of Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, has significantly heightened the growing unease in Congress over the mounting civilian toll in Yemen, where more than 50,000 people are est... [Full Article...]

Argentine president opens G-20 Summit

Argentine president opens G-20 Summit What they agree on - or do not - will likely determine whether stock markets rise or fall and whether the world economy gets some relief from destabilizing trade tensions, as well as cast judgement on the wisdom of the U.S. "The currency manipulation from some countries is so intense, so bad", Trump said at the signing, without naming China specifically. He outlined the issues facing the assembl... [Full Article...]

Trudeau avoids confrontation with Saudi crown prince, Putin during G20 summit

Trudeau avoids confrontation with Saudi crown prince, Putin during G20 summit Stability in Saudi Arabia is the cornerstone of prosperity and progress in the Gulf, and China firmly supports Riyadh in its drive for economic diversification and social reform, President Xi Jinping told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . [Full Article...]

Russian invasion imminent? Ukraine SHUTS border in panic over Putin's army

Russian invasion imminent? Ukraine SHUTS border in panic over Putin's army Speaking to Sky News earlier this week, president Poroshenko revealed images of tanks amassing close to his country, with a base for the armoured vehicles just 18km from the border. "The Kremlin is further testing the strength of the global order", Poroshenko said, adding that Moscow wants to see if the worldwide community will allow Russian Federation to claim the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov as... [Full Article...]

Watch the cutest Christmas video ever from Air NZ

Watch the cutest Christmas video ever from Air NZ Argentina promises to reduce personal gas emissions by 27 per cent, Great Britain promises to eat more vegetables, Japan promises a 13 per cent reduction in hair pulling, and child POTUS naturally claims he's not naughty at all, and in fact the nicest person he knows. [Full Article...]

Caravan migrants declare hunger strike to pressure US

Caravan migrants declare hunger strike to pressure US Over 2,200 migrants in Tijuana are suffering from serious health issues. "Mexican border waiting to plead their case for asylum in the United States launched a hunger strike on Thursday to protest the Mexican police blocking their way", writes Reuters . [Full Article...]

Louis Police Officers Indicted For Beating An Undercover Colleague

Louis Police Officers Indicted For Beating An Undercover Colleague The four St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers named in the indictment are Dustin Boone, 35, Bailey Colletta, 25, Randy Hays, 31, and Christopher Myers , 27. All four defendants were among the 200 cops detailed to the department's Civil Disobedience Team. He was later identified by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as Officer Luther Hall, who was working undercover during the protest. [Full Article...]

Saudi signs deal for Lockheed's $15bn missile defence system

Saudi signs deal for Lockheed's $15bn missile defence system Saudi Arabia has signed a contract with the United States on buying 15 billion dollar worth of THAAD missile defense systems, a State Department representative told TASS. The official said at that time that the deal could well be closed by the end of the year. Manufactured by Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon's top weapons supplier, the THAAD missiles are a prized part of America's impressive defens... [Full Article...]

Trump Puts Kibosh on Putin Talks, Citing Ukraine-Russia Naval Confrontation

Trump Puts Kibosh on Putin Talks, Citing Ukraine-Russia Naval Confrontation There were further signs that Russian Federation was pressing ahead with its plans to fortify Crimea and turn it into what Kremlin-backed media have called a fortress. Kiev has demanded the release of the sailors and urged Western allies to impose further sanctions on Moscow . On November 25, three Ukrainian navy ships illegally crossed Russia's border and tried to carry out some illegal action... [Full Article...]

Officer indicted for murder in killing of unarmed black man

Officer indicted for murder in killing of unarmed black man She says the agency remains "committed to improving our relationships throughout the city". The district attorney's office made sure its investigative efforts were thorough "so we would know all the pieces of evidence we need to take before the grand jury", Johnson said . [Full Article...]

'Russian tanks are massing at the border,' Ukraine's President Poroshenko warns

'Russian tanks are massing at the border,' Ukraine's President Poroshenko warns Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has imposed new restrictions on Russian immigration into his country and instituted martial law , warning that recent acts of Russian aggression may indicate an imminent threat of "full-scale war". Russian Federation claims that the Ukrainians violated its border while Ukraine insists its ships were acting in line with worldwide maritime rules. [Full Article...]

Farmers Marching To Parliament Stopped Some Distance Away

Farmers Marching To Parliament Stopped Some Distance Away They were stopped near Parliament Street police station, after which they assembled there. "Forces were deployed along the border areas and no tractor-trolley was allowed to get into Delhi", Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ghaziabad, Upendra Agarwal said. [Full Article...]

Trump arrives in Argentina for G20 Summit

Trump arrives in Argentina for G20 Summit Trump has often voiced a desire for better relations with Putin, and many critics at home slammed him in July for appearing to disregard USA intelligence agencies' conclusion that Moscow meddled in the 2016 United States presidential election, while giving credence to the Russian president's assertion that it did not. [Full Article...]

Israel carries out airstrikes in Syria reportedly targeting Iranian militias

Israel carries out airstrikes in Syria reportedly targeting Iranian militias The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor linked to the opposition, said Israeli missiles targeted areas just south of Damascus all the way to the Qunaitra region on the edge of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. An Israeli military spokesman said on Thursday that no Israeli warplanes had been shot down. Israeli soldiers were scanning the area, the Israeli newspaper said. [Full Article...]

Saudi crown prince, Putin 'bro-five' at G20 summit

Saudi crown prince, Putin 'bro-five' at G20 summit As global pressure builds on Saudi Arabia over the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate in Istanbul early last month, the costs for Riyadh continue to rise. Putin high-fives MBS at G20, but did he shake Trump's hand? With the latter conflict ongoing for more than three years, one wonders if in the past Macron hasn't been firm enough, or maybe the Saudi prince isn... [Full Article...]


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