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US accuses Russia of lying about Syria attack to undermine truce

US accuses Russia of lying about Syria attack to undermine truce The statement comes as US Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey visits Jordan and Turkey, tensions between Moscow and Washington escalate over a number of issues, including Syria and Ukraine. Russia, the top global backer of Assad, and the Syrian government both denied the incident, saying footage of suffering victims including children was staged. [Full Article...]

Qatar dispute overshadows Gulf Arab summit as emir stays away

Qatar dispute overshadows Gulf Arab summit as emir stays away The state minister has no portfolio, meaning that he is not responsible for any particular area of the Qatari government's activities, performing mainly representational functions on the part of the Qatari government. This contrasts with Kuwait and Oman which prefer normalising ties with the Islamic republic. The meeting comes as delegations from the Saudi-backed Yemeni government and Iran-linke... [Full Article...]

North Carolina governor urges residents to get prepare for storm

North Carolina governor urges residents to get prepare for storm A Winter Storm Warning means freezing rain, sleet and up to an inch of snow will be possible for Greene, Craighead, Poinsett, Mississippi, Dunklin, Pemiscot, Lake, Obion, Weakley, Henry and Dyer counties. Icy conditions are possible in the morning as anything that melts during the day will refreeze at night. Over 1,000 flights were canceled as of Sunday, according to flight-tracking websi... [Full Article...]

Adam Schiff: Trump could 'face the real prospect of jail time'

Adam Schiff: Trump could 'face the real prospect of jail time' The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee says he believes it would be an "impeachable offence" if it's proved that President Donald Trump directed illegal hush-money payments to women during the 2016 campaign. Still, he said, "The new Congress will not try to shield the president" as he said Republicans have. According to the memos, Cohen changed his story, telling Feds about, "contacts... [Full Article...]

Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff

Ayers had always been discussed as the individual who would replace John Kelly , who will be leaving by the end of the year . A White House official said Trump and Ayers could not reach agreement on Ayers' length of service. Numerous resignations have come under pressure. It was not immediately clear whether Trump had a new favorite for the post. However, citing his family back home in Geor... [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner is reportedly pals with Saudi Crown Prince

Jared Kushner is reportedly pals with Saudi Crown Prince A new report suggests there are concerns from within the White House regarding Jared Kushner's relationship to the Saudi Crown Prince. The report detailed Kushner's relationship with Salman stating that the two are "on a first-name basis, calling each other Jared and Mohammed in text messages and phone calls". [Full Article...]

Indian crowds call on Modi to help build Ayodhya temple

Indian crowds call on Modi to help build Ayodhya temple Exhorting the crowd to take a vow to build a temple in Ayodhya, Hindu monk Avdheshanand Giri ji Maharaj, said: "The government and the Supreme Court must realise that it is a matter of religious sentiment for Hindus who have been waiting to see a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya". [Full Article...]

Trump close to picking Barr for A.G., Nauert for UN

Trump close to picking Barr for A.G., Nauert for UN His newest selections? Friday, Trump announced that he has picked William Barr - who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush - to replace ousted AG Jeff Sessions . After Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey in May 2017, Barr published an opinion piece supporting the controversial action. The Washington Post reports that Trump pressed Barr on what he would do with th... [Full Article...]

Dog found waiting for owners where house once stood after California wildfires

Dog found waiting for owners where house once stood after California wildfires Sullivan also rescued Madison's canine brother, Miguel , and reunited the two dogs. Then she rubbed clothes on Miguel and put them at the site, figuring the dog's scent would lure Madison back home. As soon as they were allowed back to the property, they found Madison waiting among the rubble. "He stayed to protect what was left of his home and never gave up on his people!" "He didn't giv... [Full Article...]

Britain's May says Brexit deal defeat could topple government

Britain's May says Brexit deal defeat could topple government Mr Johnson blasted failures in Mrs May's government, speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, slamming her Brexit plan for leaving the United Kingdom "a diabolical negotiating position" and giving the European Union the chance to "blackmail" Britain. [Full Article...]

FBI singled out 4 Americans at start of Russia probe: Comey

FBI singled out 4 Americans at start of Russia probe: Comey Two GOP-led committees are wrapping up a yearlong investigation into decisions made at the Justice Department during the 2016 presidential election. An FBI counterintelligence probe into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential election initially targeted "four Americans", but not Republican nominee Donald Trump nor his campaign, according to former FBI Director James Comey . [Full Article...]

Principal suspended for banning Christmas to avoid offending non-Christians

Principal suspended for banning Christmas to avoid offending non-Christians Using images of Santas or Christmas items on worksheets. Also on the naughty list were Santa Claus, Christmas trees, Christmas music and making Christmas ornaments as gifts. The district's policy states, "Religious symbols, such as crosses, creches or menorahs may be used as teaching aids in the classroom provided that the symbols are displayed as an example of the cultural and/or religious he... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu briefs Putin on anti-tunnel operation on Lebanese border

Conricus said on Saturday that the army had placed explosives in the newly exposed tunnel to prevent its use as a means to infiltrate Israel, but had not yet destroyed it. Hebrew news site Walla quotes the official Lebanese news service as saying, "The soldiers of the Zionist enemy fired in the air after they were surprised by a routine patrol by the Lebanese army on Lebanese territory, because ... [Full Article...]

Backpacker Grace Millane missing in New Zealand 'last seen with man'

Backpacker Grace Millane missing in New Zealand 'last seen with man' A post by her brother had been shared on social media nearly 40,000 times. Millane's father told the media on Friday after arriving in New Zealand that his daughter's year-long trip began in Peru and she would contact the family on daily basis. [Full Article...]

May Could Delay Brexit Deal Vote, Travel to European Union for Better Agreement

Priti Patel, one of the most vocal Conservative Party MPs opposed to May's deal, was reacting to a leaked United Kingdom government report indicating that there could be food shortages in Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit . Pressure is mounting on May to delay the vote and ask for more concessions from the European Union at a Brussels summit at the end of next week. "While we welcome t... [Full Article...]

Cabinet splits over second referendum on Brexit deal

Cabinet splits over second referendum on Brexit deal There is a widespread belief that there is "zero" chance of May's deal getting ratified; it has already been criticized by more than a hundred Tory MPs, the Daily Telegraph reports. Even though May says the backstop is unlikely to be used, the current agreement provides no legal assurances to prevent such a scenario from happening. [Full Article...]

Encrypted messaging laws set to pass

Encrypted messaging laws set to pass In particular, a coalition of Silicon Valley's biggest tech companies have described the laws as fundamentally flawed and "out of step" with the rest of the world. While Apple and other wealthy companies may have the money and corporate will to resist these new laws, that path isn't available to everyone. However, Dr Culnane said that most companies are likely to comply - partly because users wo... [Full Article...]

Theresa May accepts BBC Brexit debate, but Jeremy Corbyn prefers ITV

Theresa May accepts BBC Brexit debate, but Jeremy Corbyn prefers ITV Ms Sturgeon has already suggested it would be it would be an "absolute travesty of democracy" if the debate takes place without including someone to make the case for remaining in the European Union . An ITV spokesperson said: "ITV has invited the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition to appear in an ITV programme". 'As always, it is up to those invited to decide whether they want to ac... [Full Article...]

Police investigating area of interest in Grace Millane case

Police investigating area of interest in Grace Millane case He said he could not confirm whether Miss Millane's body was at the site. Millane was on a year-long worldwide holiday after graduating from university and had kept in daily contact with her family until the night before her 22nd birthday last weekend. [Full Article...]

American priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys arrested in the Philippines

American priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys arrested in the Philippines Each of the 50 counts is punishable with up to 30 years in prison, United States attorney Benjamin Glassman said at a news conference in Cincinnati. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks, 71, who has been living in Barangay Talustusan in Naval for nearly four decades, was arrested on the strength of a warrant issued by the US District Court of OH last November 30 for sexual abuse complaints. [Full Article...]


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