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Grace Millane: Backpacker's body returned to family

Grace Millane: Backpacker's body returned to family A 26-year-old man has been charged with Ms Millane's murder and he was remanded in custody after a court hearing in Auckland on Monday. Grace Millane disappeared on 1 December. He said earlier that officers were looking for a long-handle shovel connected to the case. The family last heard from Grace on December 1 , a day before her birthday and reportedly became anxious when she didn't res... [Full Article...]

Journalists named as Time 'Person of the Year'

Journalists named as Time 'Person of the Year' The honour has been given to four journalists and a newspaper that Time says "are representatives of a broader fight by countless others around the world". - Washington Post columnist and U.S. resident, Jamal Khashoggi , who was brutally murdered in the Saudi consulate in Turkey earlier this year. Time's annual distinction is meant to recognise the person, group, thing or idea that had th... [Full Article...]

Gunman on the run after three killed in Strasbourg shooting

Gunman on the run after three killed in Strasbourg shooting France was also on "emergency alert", with heightened security at border crossing points and Christmas Markets in what was being treated as a terrorist incident, its interior minister, Christophe Castaner , said on Wednesday. Several areas went into lockdown with members of the public taking shelter inside bars and restaurants. "There were some people with children walking towards the incide... [Full Article...]

Yellow Vest protests are ‘catastrophe’ for French economy & business

Yellow Vest protests are ‘catastrophe’ for French economy & business The government has cancelled a planned rise in taxes on petrol and diesel in a bid to defuse the situation but the protests have morphed into a broader anti-Macron rebellion. His aides say he will make an address to the nation this week, confronting head-on the most serious challenge to his premiership since his election in 2017. [Full Article...]

Teen fatally stabbed pregnant cheerleader after learning it was his baby: cops

Teen fatally stabbed pregnant cheerleader after learning it was his baby: cops I asked Aaron what he did about that, and he replied, 'I took action. Trejo listened as the charges against him were read and he pleaded not guilty. An autopsy confirmed that she died from multiple stab wounds and that her scarf had been tied so tightly that strangulation occurred before she died. [Full Article...]

Trump Wants New Chief of Staff Who 'Believes in What We're Doing'

Trump Wants New Chief of Staff Who 'Believes in What We're Doing' Pressed during a Politico-sponsored forum about whether she believed Kelly was not on board with Trump's agenda, Sanders brought up times Kelly disagreed with the president. Trump has tried to knock down those reports, as he did at the end of a wild border wall funding meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. [Full Article...]

Britain's May will seek further assurances from European Union on Brexit backstop

Britain's May will seek further assurances from European Union on Brexit backstop It's after she delayed the crucial House of Commons vote on her deal. Westminster was awash with rumours that rebels were on the brink of - or had actually reached - the threshold of 48 letters needed to trigger a vote. The proposal, however, has faced a backlash from Labour and other opposition parties, and the DUP - which backs the government in a confidence-and-supply pact - but says it will ... [Full Article...]

China sheds little light on detention of Canadian Michael Kovrig

China sheds little light on detention of Canadian Michael Kovrig She is on trial over Huawei's alleged violation of United States sanctions over Iran. The U.S. had requested no bail for the executive, who still faces extradition to the states. "The government will have to react very forcefully to this because what I expect is we will witness a very rapid deterioration of the relationship". She is the daughter of Huawei's founder and her detention, whi... [Full Article...]

Theresa May facing party leadership challenge amid Brexit troubles

Theresa May facing party leadership challenge amid Brexit troubles The hard-working, 55-year-old could, however, be undermined in any leadership bid by her support for Britain remaining in the EU. Rudd was given May's old job of interior minister when the latter entered Downing Street in 2016, but forced to resign in April to protect the prime minister's reputation over the Windrush scandal. [Full Article...]

UK PM May’s lawmakers trigger confidence vote in her leadership

UK PM May’s lawmakers trigger confidence vote in her leadership In Brussels, too, the reaction was cool. When we were looking at the upcoming Brexit vote in the British House of Commons yesterday (tentatively scheduled for tomorrow), things were not looking good for Prime Minister Theresa May . The candidate with the fewest votes is removed and Conservative lawmakers vote again. It's doubtful the vote would be successful, since none of Ms. At least 75... [Full Article...]

Gunman in Brazil cathedral kills 4 before killing himself

Gunman in Brazil cathedral kills 4 before killing himself Worshipers at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas, located some 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of Sao Paulo , were praying when the incident occurred. "He shot randomly at people". A backpack found near the dead gunman had his identification but no note or other clues, police investigator Jose Henrique Ventura told reporters outside the church. [Full Article...]

Accused Russian Agent Butina Poised to Plead Guilty

Accused Russian Agent Butina Poised to Plead Guilty The specifics of the deal for defendant Maria Butina , and whether she would agree to cooperate with U.S. prosecutors, was not immediately clear in court documents filed on Monday (local time). The Russian Foreign Ministry has said the charges against Butina were trumped-up and called her ongoing detention unacceptable. Democrat Senator Ted Lieu gleefully gloated at the NRA after the news of ... [Full Article...]

European Court of Justice rules Britain free to revoke Brexit unilaterally

European Court of Justice rules Britain free to revoke Brexit unilaterally Opposition Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn blasted the "shambolic" government and said that May "must make way" if she continues to not listen to the concerns. The U.K. may end up still having to get the other 27 European Union nations' permission "to extend the Article 50 period in order to hold a referendum so, in effect, at this stage the right of withdrawal may not be entirely unilateral", he ... [Full Article...]

5 children dead in OH house fire

5 children dead in OH house fire A fire that killed five children late Sunday was accidental, said city Fire Investigator Capt. Kurt Wright. Aleysha was in the fourth grade at Wilson Elementary School. The mother was taken to a hospital and is being treated for injuries, he said. He says no one else was in the home. The captain says the cause of the fire is under investigation, which is now believed to have been an accident... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom court orders extradition of former Kingfisher boss Vijay Mallya

United Kingdom court orders extradition of former Kingfisher boss Vijay Mallya Giving its ruling following a prolonged litigation involving Mallya, who fled India in March 2016, the Westminster Magistrates Court in the United Kingdom said he must be extradited to India where he is accused of committing bank frauds amounting to Rs 9,000 crore. [Full Article...]

'Troubling' video shows NYPD officers ripping baby from mother's arms

'Troubling' video shows NYPD officers ripping baby from mother's arms NYPD officials said in a statement that they were called to the city Human Resources Administration office in Brooklyn just before 1 p.m. on Friday. When she refused, officers surrounded her, and the video shows one trying to take the toddler from her grasp. [Full Article...]

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

Adam Schiff: Trump could ‘face the real prospect of jail time’ Also on Friday, prosecutors accused Trump's onetime campaign manager Paul Manafort of multiple "lies" to investigators. Mr. Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. Trump has vehemently denied having affairs with either woman. Trump is suspected of instructing six-figure payments to an adult film star and a former playboy model during the campaign to keep quiet about affairs. [Full Article...]

Baby delivered after West Bank drive-by shooting attack in critical condition

Baby delivered after West Bank drive-by shooting attack in critical condition After the woman arrived at the hospital having suffered heavy blood loss and with wounds to the lower abdomen, doctors induced labor, Dr. Alon Schwartz of Shaare Zedek said on Israeli television. Abhorrent terrorists tried to murder a mother and the baby in her womb. "We appreciate the blessed shooting that proves that the resistance is present in the occupied West Bank despite the ongoing attem... [Full Article...]

John Kelly Was President Trump's Top Authoritarian Fearmonger. Good Riddance. - Hit & Run

John Kelly Was President Trump's Top Authoritarian Fearmonger. Good Riddance. - Hit & Run Kelly brought a sense of order to the White House and tamped down the infighting that broke out nearly from the day Trump took office. It's not clear that Kelly's influence ever extended outside his own person. He said it would be "a really big mistake to bring someone in as chief of staff who's a good manager but who hasn't lived the timeline and the facts and the details the way Meadows has"... [Full Article...]

Labour MP thrown out of parliament after grabbing ceremonial mace

Labour MP thrown out of parliament after grabbing ceremonial mace Speaker John Bercow repeatedly tells the MP to "put it back" before throwing him out of Commons . "I'm grateful to a dedicated servant of the House for bringing forward the mace and restoring it to its place". "I felt Parliament had effectively given up its sovereign right to govern properly". The leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, has said she will support the oppositi... [Full Article...]


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