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Global China confirms trade talks with U.S. beginning Monday
Author: 0 China confirms trade talks with U.S. beginning Monday

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping had agreed to a 3-month cease fire amid rising trade tensions. -China trade war and a slowdown in demand hit production in many economies, offering little reason for optimism as the new year begins. Trump had been set to raise the tariffs on most of the Chinese goods on January 1. The Dow was off 5.6 percent for the year, with the broader Standard & Poor's index of 500 stocks down 6.2 percent.

Global President Trump makes surprise appearance in White House briefing room
Author: 0 President Trump makes surprise appearance in White House briefing room

On their first day in the majority, House Democrats have passed a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall. President Donald Trump declared Friday he could keep parts of the government shut down for "months or even years" as he and Democratic leaders failed in a second closed-door meeting to resolve his demand for billions of dollars for a border wall with Mexico.

Global PM Khan arrives in Turkey for two-day visit
Author: 0 PM Khan arrives in Turkey for two-day visit

After the meeting, they will hold a press conference. But the Trump administration has conveyed to the Imran Khan government the primacy it places on counter-terrorism, leading to some initial irritation in Islamabad , which took the unusual step of demanding a revision of a U.S.

Global Hundreds Rally As 7-Year-Old Houston Girl’s Killer Remains Unknown
Author: 0 Hundreds Rally As 7-Year-Old Houston Girl’s Killer Remains Unknown

Investigators identified Black as a suspect based on a tip, discovered evidence that corroborated the tip and charged him with capital murder Saturday. Ms Washington, who was shot in the arm, tearfully recounted the attack from her hospital bed and urged the gunman to give himself up. At about 7 a.m., a man drove up next to their auto and opened fire, Washington said.

Global Rep. Rashida Tlaib not backing down from controversial comments
Author: 0 Rep. Rashida Tlaib not backing down from controversial comments

That meant few specifics were actually discussed, as Democratic staffers repeatedly pushed the Administration to reopen the federal government and negotiate differences over the border after the shutdown ends. border with Mexico . White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Friday that the only reason Democrats want to "come after" President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's claim former presidents wanted to build wall: "Come on" Trump seizes on ex-NYT editor Jill ...

Global Ukrainian Orthodox Church breaks away from Russian influence
Author: 0 Ukrainian Orthodox Church breaks away from Russian influence

It formalises an October announcement. Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East John X said in his letter to Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew that the granting of independence to new Orthodox Church of Ukraine will not bring peace or harmony either to Ukraine or to the rest of the Orthodox world.

Global MPs Threaten Government Shutdown to Stop No Deal Brexit
Author: 0 MPs Threaten Government Shutdown to Stop No Deal Brexit

Theresa May is poised to play for time by further postponing a final vote on her Brexit deal next week. Amid doubts over whether the deal will have enough backing, Prime Minister Theresa May used her New Year's message to rally support.

Global German agency aware of cyber intrusion in Dec
Author: 0 German agency aware of cyber intrusion in Dec

Martina Fietz, a spokeswoman for Merkel , told reporters that "it appears, at first sight, that no sensitive information and data are included in what was published, including regarding the chancellor". German officials said that there are now no suspects in the case. By its own account, the Federal Criminal Police Office only learned of the data hack on Friday, shortly before it became public, according to a document the top investigative body sent to lawmakers.

Global Trump wants India, Russia, Pakistan to fight Taliban in Afghanistan
Author: 0 Trump wants India, Russia, Pakistan to fight Taliban in Afghanistan

Over the past few years India has helped Afghanistan build roads, erect power transmission lines and construct a parliament building. India justified its partnership with Afghan. For India, these developments may appear discouraging, but a more pragmatic view is necessary to deal with all possible outcomes. Though India has not put its boots on Afghan soil, it has played a key role in the reconstruction efforts of the war-ravaged country, including key infrastructure projects.

Global New Rep. Rashida Tlaib calls Trump expletive in push for his impeachment
Author: 0 New Rep. Rashida Tlaib calls Trump expletive in push for his impeachment

Rashida Tlaib was unapologetic about her choice of words calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump at an event Thursday, where the congresswoman referred to him as a "motherf****r". "We shouldn't be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn't avoid impeachment for a political reason", Pelosi said on NBC's " Today ".

Global German police: Man intentionally drove into crowd, injured 4
Author: 0 German police: Man intentionally drove into crowd, injured 4

The German security services are reportedly treating the 50-year-old man's intentional ramming into pedestrians in Bottrop and Essen as an act of terrorism, media reported. Angela Lüttmann, a spokeswoman for Münster police, could not immediately confirm whether the driver was German but said he came from Essen. The German man is accused of accelerating his auto at groups of revellers in Bottrop and Essen, two cities in the west of Germany.

Global Indian police fire tear gas at protesters after women enter temple
Author: 0 Indian police fire tear gas at protesters after women enter temple

The Sabarimala temple historically barred women and girls aged 10 to 50 from entering, since a state court ruling in 1991. Police with batons charged at demonstrators who were trying to enforce a shutdown of shops and businesses in the area called for by the Sabarimala temple hierarchy.

Global Police called after man heard shouting death threats
Author: 0 Police called after man heard shouting death threats

Multiple police units responded with lights and sirens on Wednesday morning after a caller walking past a home heard a man repeatedly shout: " Why don't you die? ". "It's great that it's only an incident involving a spider". The man, who is understood to have a "serious fear of spiders " apparently apologised to police for the inconvenience, the Wanneroo Police tweet said.

Global Trump, Reacting to Pushback, Slows Syria Troop Withdrawal
Author: 0 Trump, Reacting to Pushback, Slows Syria Troop Withdrawal

He is also open to offering incentives for wall funding. Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, will be traveling to Israel and Turkey in early January to discuss what the White House says is the "deliberate and coordinated" withdrawal of US forces from Syria.

Global Rep. Crenshaw: Wall Crucial Part of Border Security
Author: 0 Rep. Crenshaw: Wall Crucial Part of Border Security

The visit by Pelosi and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer was their first to the White House since their sharp exchange with Trump in the Oval Office on December 11 during which the president told them he would be "proud to shut down the government for border security".

Global Vladimir Putin sends new year greetings to Donald Trump
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin sends new year greetings to Donald Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said that Russia is "open to dialogue" with the United States. The Kremlin confirmed Putin's note by issuing a statement on Sunday , saying: "In a Christmas and New Year greeting message to President of the United States of America Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin stressed that Russia-US relations are the most important factor behind ensuring strategic stability and worldwide security, and reaffirmed that Russia is open to dialogue with the United ...

Global Toyko driver arrested after 'deliberately crashing' into New Year revellers
Author: 0 Toyko driver arrested after 'deliberately crashing' into New Year revellers

The auto barreled down the narrow street, which was packed with pedestrians, slamming into a number of them, police said. Police said a large tank filled with kerosene was found in the auto. But police said they were still investigating whether the man was actually connected to the doomsday cult. The street was closed to vehicles at the time of the incident to accommodate the large number of pedestrians making their way to the shrine for New Year's prayers.

Global Flooding in the Philippines leaves 56 dead
Author: 0 Flooding in the Philippines leaves 56 dead

The country's deadliest storm on record is Super Typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 7,350 people dead or missing across the central Philippines in November 2013. Almost 25,000 people were displaced by the landslides and floods in 13 provinces, according to the agency. Thousands of others were stranded at seaports, airports and bus terminals following the cancelation of dozens of inter-island trips.

Global Trump wants to brief congressional leaders on border wall
Author: 0 Trump wants to brief congressional leaders on border wall

In Twitter comments, Trump has continued to push for wall funding, $5 billion as a down payment on the barrier that could cost more than $20 billion, while Democrats have offered to approve $1.3 billion for other border security efforts, but not the wall.

Global Swiss suspect arrested over killing of Nordic tourists in Morocco
Author: 0 Swiss suspect arrested over killing of Nordic tourists in Morocco

Twenty people have been arrested so far as part of the ongoing investigation into the murder of the hikers, whose bodies were found in the Atlas Mountains on 17 December. The 15 suspects were referred on Sunday to an investigating judge who handles terror-related cases. They then agreed "under the influence of their emir" - said to be a 25-year-old street vendor - to commit a terrorist act , authorities claim.

Global Kim Sent Message to Trump on North Korea Nuclear Talks
Author: 0 Kim Sent Message to Trump on North Korea Nuclear Talks

In June, Kim vowed to work towards denuclearisation at his landmark summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore but the two sides have since made little progress, struggling to reschedule a high-level meeting abruptly called off in November.

Global Man attending wedding in Russian Federation accused of being spy
Author: 0 Man attending wedding in Russian Federation accused of being spy

David Whelan said in an interview that his brother had been to Russia several times previously, so when a fellow former Marine was planning a wedding in Moscow with a Russian woman he was asked to come along to help out. We have requested this access and expect Russian authorities to provide it", the representative said, without providing details of the identity of the American or the reasons behind his detention.

Global Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's far-right leader to be sworn in
Author: 0 Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's far-right leader to be sworn in

Bolsonaro is an ardent supporter of the military regime that ruled Brazil from 1964 to 1985 and is the most conservative ruler to come to power in the region in decades. Bolsonaro supporters hope their man will do better. While his government, which takes over on Wednesday, features a US-trained free market advocate as economy minister, and a star anti-corruption judge as justice minister, almost a third of the 22 ministerial posts are held by ex-military men.

Global Boy whose Yemeni mother overcame travel ban has died
Author: 0 Boy whose Yemeni mother overcame travel ban has died

Before Abdullah and Ali returned to the U.S., their family lived in Egypt where they settled after fleeing the war in Yemen in 2016. After the year-long battle, Ms Swileh held finally able to hold her son for the first time in hospital on December 19.

Global Iranian migrants found on United Kingdom beach as English Channel crossings mount
Author: 0 Iranian migrants found on United Kingdom beach as English Channel crossings mount

Senior Conservatives accused Sajid Javid last night of not doing enough to stop migrants crossing the Channel after he agreed an action plan with France that did not include deploying extra boats. "It is really important to remember that we are dealing with people's lives, people who have taken a awful, bad risk, but that we are working with the French to find the most effective route for returns for those who it is appropriate for".

Global Sheriff blames California law for officer's death
Author: 0 Sheriff blames California law for officer's death

Police have arrested the illegal immigrant who killed California police officer Ronil Singh on Wednesday after he stopped him for a DUI. Newman is located about 100 miles southeast of San Francisco . Arriaga is suspected to have shot the officer within minutes after being pulled over. A ground and air search began for the heavyset man pictured at the store with short, dark hair and wearing a silver chain, jeans, dark T-shirt and a dark jacket with white Ecko brand patches on the ...

Global A Severe Winter Storm Is Already Affecting Flights After Christmas
Author: 0 A Severe Winter Storm Is Already Affecting Flights After Christmas

In addition to heavy snow, forecasters warn that blowing snow, freezing fog, and low visibility across a large area of the state will create "difficult-to impossible" travel with potential road closures. The driver and three passengers in the other vehicle were not hurt. Coastal parts of Texas are getting walloped Thursday after severe weather caused in-flight injuries and spiked a football game a day earlier in the Dallas area.

Global In Indonesia, there was another eruption of the volcano
Author: 0 In Indonesia, there was another eruption of the volcano

Last Saturday brought more devastation when a tsunami hit Indonesia's Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra. The tsunami killed more than 400 people and injured more than 7000 when it struck in the Banten and Lampung provinces on December 22.

Global Hackers Target North Korea Defectors, Steal Personal Information on 1,000 Escapees
Author: 0 Hackers Target North Korea Defectors, Steal Personal Information on 1,000 Escapees

This is the first time personal details, including names and addresses, of North Korean defectors have been stolen on such a large scale, South Korea said . "The file was confirmed to have been leaked", it added. "Their family members can go on with their lives in North Korea without telling anybody", Kim said, adding, "I'm anxious that this could lead to [relatives of] defectors coming into harm's way".

Global John Kelly Frequently Told People Trump Not Up to Job of President
Author: 0 John Kelly Frequently Told People Trump Not Up to Job of President

Graham is proposing to help two groups of immigrants to continue living in the USA with permission from the federal government: about 700,000 young "Dreamer" immigrants brought illegally as children and about 400,000 people receiving temporary protected status because they are from countries struggling with natural disasters or armed conflicts.

Author: 0 Fox News commentator and writer dies suddenly, aged 26

A CaringBridge page shared by the politician explained "a CT scan and hours of testing" found Payton had "the H1N1 flu and meningitis", and that "her condition worsened and worsened". "God be with her family". "I can not believe this". "@Bre_payton was such a handsome light, smart and amusing and kind and talented". Our prayers for @ Bre_payton and her family.

Global Retrial ordered for Canadian sentenced in China for drug smuggling
Author: 0 Retrial ordered for Canadian sentenced in China for drug smuggling

A Chinese court has ordered a retrial for a Canadian citizen convicted on drug smuggling charges , after prosecutors said his jail sentence of 15 years was too light - a case that could further test relations between Beijing and Ottawa. "Global Affairs Canada has been following this case for several years and has been providing consular assistance to the Canadian citizen since they were first detained in Liaoning , China".

Global Bangladesh Elections: Voting Begins, Sheikh Hasina Seeks Fourth Term As Prime Minister
Author: 0 Bangladesh Elections: Voting Begins, Sheikh Hasina Seeks Fourth Term As Prime Minister

Amid a flurry of late campaign appearances on Wednesday, Hasina said the "BNP-Jamaat alliance carried out bomb attacks in 88 constituencies". A respected Oxford-educated lawyer, Hossain emerged as an improbable opposition leader after a court disqualified Hasina's chief rival, former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia , because she is serving a 17-year sentence for corruption.

Global UAE reopens Damascus embassy after seven years
Author: 0 UAE reopens Damascus embassy after seven years

An acting charge d'affaires has already started work there, the UAE Foreign Ministry said. Some positive vibes were also seen and noticed ahead of the reopening of the UAE embassy. There is a widespread belief, says Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash, that in the near future the "Arab presence" is needed in the Syrian dossier. He added that Syria will strongly be back to the Arab world.

Global Nation’s oldest World War II vet dies in Texas at age 112
Author: 0 Nation’s oldest World War II vet dies in Texas at age 112

When Overton was 35 years old, The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, throwing the United States into World War II . His cousin, Volma Overton Jr . said "It looks like everybody's getting ready to take a picture with Santa Claus - and he never turns anyone down".

Global Flights suspended at Hanover airport after auto breaches runway
Author: 0 Flights suspended at Hanover airport after auto breaches runway

Takeoffs and landings were halted while police experts examined the auto. "A security incident occurred at Hanover airport around 15.40 (14.40 GMT)". The global airport in Hannover handles 5.87 million passengers a year ago, though it isn't one of Germany's top hubs. According to Eurocontrol, the airport remains closed until 20:00 UTC'.

Global Indonesia asks residents to avoid coast near erupting volcano
Author: 0 Indonesia asks residents to avoid coast near erupting volcano

We anticipate a further escalation", said Antonius Ratdomopurbo, secretary of the geological agency, according to Reuters . Residents have been informed that the volcanic ash and rock pebbles being produced by the volcano are not unsafe, but have been advised to wear protective goggles.

Global Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza pyramids, kills 2
Author: 0 Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza pyramids, kills 2

The two Egyptians and the rest of the Vietnamese were injured, the Interior Ministry said. The injured were taken to the nearby Haram hospital, Reuters news agency reports. Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said the bus had "deviated" from a route secured by security services. Egypt has for years been battling an Islamist insurgency in North Sinai, which surged following the 2013 military ouster of president Mohamed Morsi.

Global Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border
Author: 0 Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border

The shutdown has been triggered by Trump's demands for USA taxpayers to stump up five billion United States dollars for the border wall, around a quarter of the total estimated price tag. When the Democrats officially take over the House on January 3, Pelosi is expected to get final approval as the next speaker of the House. "Last night they called us and said that they weren't even going to counter that".

Global 8-year-old boy dies after detained by United States border agents
Author: 0 8-year-old boy dies after detained by United States border agents

The boy, identified by the Guatemalan authorities as Felipe Gómez Alonzo, had been in custody with his father, Agustin Gómez, 47, for nine days. The officials said that medical workers had carried out new medical exams of nearly all the children in the care of the U.S.

Global Mount Etna: 10 People Injured Following 4.8 Magnitude Quake In Sicily
Author: 0 Mount Etna: 10 People Injured Following 4.8 Magnitude Quake In Sicily

Italy's national institute for geophysics and vulcanology (INGV) counted more than 130 seismic shocks in the zone, with the strongest reaching a magnitude of 4.0. Its frequent eruptions are often accompanied by large lava flows, but rarely pose danger to inhabited areas. Angelo Borrelli, head of Italy's civil protection department, said emergency shelters have been set up in schools and gyms.

Global Manhunt intensifies for illegal alien accused of killing Calif. police officer
Author: 0 Manhunt intensifies for illegal alien accused of killing Calif. police officer

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson comforts a tearful Newman, Calif., Police Chief Randy Richardson during a press conference on December 27, 2018. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department was scheduled to hold a press conference at noon, . It includes more than 800 exceptions for violent crimes and felonies and bars police from asking people about their citizenship status.

Global McConnell 'distressed' over Mattis' resignation
Author: 0 McConnell 'distressed' over Mattis' resignation

Brett McGurk, the USA envoy to the global coalition combating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria , resigned shortly after Mattis' decision. Mattis hand-delivered a scathing resignation letter to the president on Thursday in protest over Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria.

Global Nancy Pelosi Endures Partial Government Shutdown at Luxury Resort in Hawaii
Author: 0 Nancy Pelosi Endures Partial Government Shutdown at Luxury Resort in Hawaii

Trump raised the stakes on Friday, reissuing threats to shut the U.S. -Mexico border to pressure Congress to fund the wall and to cease aid to three Central American countries from which many migrants have fled. The Republican president also reiterated threats to cut off all USA aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, which he said were doing nothing to stop the flow of migrants toward the United States.

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