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World Putin Open To Other States Joining Russia-U.S. Nuclear Pact
Author: 0 Putin Open To Other States Joining Russia-U.S. Nuclear Pact

Moscow denies it is in breach of the accord and accuses the United States of violating it. Washington denies that. Russian President Vladimir #Putin has warned that his country can easily create land-based intermediate range missile systems if the #US leaves the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces ( #INF ) treaty.

World Facebook blocks Israeli PM's son for anti-Muslim posts
Author: 0 Facebook blocks Israeli PM's son for anti-Muslim posts

In his Facebook post, Yair said, "Do you know where there are no attacks?" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, watch on as their son, Yair, votes during the 2013 election in Jerusalem . "Either, all the Jews left Israel , or all Muslims". Facebook said in an emailed statement that Netanyahu's posts included hate speech, which was removed "as we would do for anyone posting similar content about any protected characteristic".

World Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Calling Theresa May a 'Stupid Woman'
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Calling Theresa May a 'Stupid Woman'

If it had been a Conservative lawmaker who had said the same he would have reprimanded them, while he hadn't condemned Corbyn, she said. "I think it was referring to the remarks and the exchanges about pantomimes and so on", the spokesperson said, referring to those who were "failing to address the reality of [Brexit]".

World China arrests third Canadian as Huawei row deepens
Author: 0 China arrests third Canadian as Huawei row deepens

Kelly Craft, the US ambassador to Canada, defended Ottawa's arrest earlier this month, saying there was "absolutely" no "political conspiracy" behind the move. He is facing accusations of harming state security . "The first indications are that this is a very separate case compared to the two others that occurred", Trudeau told journalists at his year-end news conference.

World Lawyer: Mueller can interview Trump 'over my dead body'
Author: 0 Lawyer: Mueller can interview Trump 'over my dead body'

A special counsel investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump has already secured more than 30 indictments and guilty pleas and has spawned at least four federal probes.

World Sudanese President Is First Arab Leader to Visit Syria in 8 Years
Author: 0 Sudanese President Is First Arab Leader to Visit Syria in 8 Years

The official media reported that the two leaders agreed that the crises in many Arab countries require new approaches based on the respect of the sovereignty and the policy of non-interference in their internal affairs. But with the war in Syria winding down in favour of Assad as his Iranian and Russian-backed forces recapture key cities and population centres, some Arab officials have expressed interest in exploring the restoration of ties.

World DC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal
Author: 0 DC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal

The company's "lax oversight and misleading privacy settings" allowed United Kingdom political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to gain access to the personal information of Facebook users without their permission, according to the attorney general's office.

World United States begins to pull forces from Syria, officials see full withdrawal
Author: 0 United States begins to pull forces from Syria, officials see full withdrawal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his concerns about the Kurdish forces in northern Syria when he spoke with Trump by phone last Friday. Pulling out USA forces now would be a "huge Obama-like mistake", Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Twitter . The troop pullout, which American officials earlier said they were considering, ends assumptions about the USA staying in the war-ravaged nation on a long-term basis.

World Japan unveils new defense strategy, plans to spend $10B on American goods
Author: 0 Japan unveils new defense strategy, plans to spend $10B on American goods

The protest was made through official channels by Japanese diplomats in Moscow on December 19, according to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga. The guidelines, adopted by the cabinet on Tuesday , include plans to adapt two existing helicopter carriers so that they can accommodate fighter jets - effectively turning them into aircraft carriers .

World British business says no to no-deal in 100 days' time
Author: 0 British business says no to no-deal in 100 days' time

Prime Minister Theresa May postponed the Commons vote originally slated for December 11 until mid-January in an attempt to placate the lawmakers by securing additional guarantees on the Irish border backstop from her European Union partners.

World AfriForum: 'Arrest warrant issued for Grace Mugabe over assault of SA model'
Author: 0 AfriForum: 'Arrest warrant issued for Grace Mugabe over assault of SA model'

South African model Gabriella Engels, allegedly assaulted by Grace Mugabe, looks on during a press conference at the civil rights organization AfriForum on August 17, 2017 in Centurion. She returned with husband Robert Mugabe, who was then president of Zimbabwe and attending a regional summit in Pretoria. It also marked another setback for Grace and Robert Mugabe, who have kept a mostly low profile since the former president was forced from office in November 2017.

World Israel chides Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as capital
Author: 0 Israel chides Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as capital

Israel regards all of Jerusalem as its capital, including the eastern sector that it annexed in a move not recognized internationally, after the 1967 war. The Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said that the Australian announcement was born of "petty domestic politics". "Jerusalem is one whole, united".

World President Trump orders troop withdrawal from Syria
Author: 0 President Trump orders troop withdrawal from Syria

State Department personnel are being evacuated from Syria within 24 hours". In a statement, Sarah Sanders said the United States will begin returning troops home after President Trump declared victory over ISIS in Syria. Estimates vary as to how many ISIS jihadists are left in Syria. To date, U.S. forces in Syria have been seen as a stabilizing factor in the country and have somewhat restrained Turkey's actions against the SDF.

World Bomb kills eight in Syrian town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces
Author: 0 Bomb kills eight in Syrian town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces

Media outlets reported yesterday that the U.S. Department of Defense has replaced its military forces with YPG forces in the observation points (OPs) built in Tel Abyad, 2 kilometers away from the Syrian-Turkish border. According to the source, thousands of the Syrian Peshmerga troops are likely to be moved from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq to designated areas by the U.S.in the near future following the initial deployment of 400 Peshmerga forces.

World Trump's US Space Command set for take off with executive order
Author: 0 Trump's US Space Command set for take off with executive order

According to one USA official, the command would pull about 600 staff from existing military space offices, and then add at least another 1,000 over the coming years. That's one small signature for President Trump, one giant leap for the " space force ". Space Command was originally created in 1985, but later merged into Strategic Command in 2002.

World Donald Trump bans 'bump stocks' used in Las Vegas mass shooting
Author: 0 Donald Trump bans 'bump stocks' used in Las Vegas mass shooting

That means bump stocks will be illegal by the spring of 2019. Bump stocks were made notorious by the October 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in USA history to date. The new regulations could face legal challenges from the National Rifle Association, bump stock owners or manufacturers. The plan has been in the works for most of this year after Trump first called for a ban on bump stocks in February after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in ...

World Will Donald Trump SHUT DOWN government over Mexico border wall?
Author: 0 Will Donald Trump SHUT DOWN government over Mexico border wall?

After pushing the deadline back for funding portions of the government by two weeks - the original deadline was December 7 - Congress and the White House have fewer than 96 hours to reach an agreement before the clock struck midnight on Friday and vast sections of the government run out of funding.

World Trump charity to be dissolved under agreement with NY attorney general
Author: 0 Trump charity to be dissolved under agreement with NY attorney general

The move is a win for Underwood's office, which sought the Donald J. Trump Foundation's dissolution as part of a June lawsuit alleging that it served as a personal piggy bank servicing the President's business and political needs. from serving on the boards of charities for the next 10 years. "We'll continue to move our suit forward to ensure that the Trump Foundation and its directors are held to account for their clear and repeated violations of federal and state law".

World Taliban say 'another' meeting with USA set for Middle East
Author: 0 Taliban say 'another' meeting with USA set for Middle East

Saudi, Pakistani and UAE officials were also participating in the one-day meeting, one of several held between US diplomats and representatives of the Afghan insurgent group in recent months, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement emailed to reporters.

World CNN's Chris Cuomo Spots 'Uncanny' Similarity Of Trump And Russian Bot Messages
Author: 0 CNN's Chris Cuomo Spots 'Uncanny' Similarity Of Trump And Russian Bot Messages

The twin reports largely verified earlier findings by U.S. intelligence agencies, but offered much more detail about Russian activity going back years that continues even now. The Russian activity went far beyond the three tech companies that provided information, the report says, reaching many smaller sites as well. The Post says the Senate Intelligence Committee will release the report in full later this week.

World Two Chicago police officers killed by train
Author: 0 Two Chicago police officers killed by train

After reports of gunfire prompted the officers to survey the area, they were hit by an outbound South Shore rail at the 103rd Street Rosemoor stop near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue around 6:20 p.m. "A devastating tragedy occurred tonight", police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted. In all, 43 U.S. police officers have been killed in the line of duty during 2018.

World Second Canadian arrested in China amid ongoing Huawei spat
Author: 0 Second Canadian arrested in China amid ongoing Huawei spat

Meanwhile, a senior government official said China confirmed to Canada very early Wednesday that the Beijing Bureau of State Security had detained Kovrig. The lawyer for a top Chinese executive who faces fraud charges in the USA says his client will hire a surveillance company that should be provided with the ability to arrest her if she breaches bail conditions.

World Egypt unveils newly found ancient tomb
Author: 0 Egypt unveils newly found ancient tomb

It also contains more than a dozen niches and 24 colorful statues of the cleric and members of his family. Experts estimate the age of the tomb was found in 4.4 thousand years, the Minister said . The general director of the site, Sabry Farag, said the tomb was about 10 meters (33 feet) long and 3 meters (10 feet) wide, with a basement. Another Fifth Dynasty tomb, one that belonged to Hetpet, a priestess to the goddess of fertility Hathor, was revealed in February .

World Israeli military finds 4th Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon
Author: 0 Israeli military finds 4th Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon

In a statement on Monday, the UN Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) said it "can confirm that two of the tunnels cross the Blue Line". Andrea Tenenti, a spokesman for the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon known as UNIFIL said that after reports of a "standoff" between Lebanese and Israeli troops along the blue line, "UNIFIL troops were deployed in the area to defuse the situation, prevent misunderstandings and maintain stability".

World James Comey says House Republicans are 'shameful' after interview
Author: 0 James Comey says House Republicans are 'shameful' after interview

Mr Comey spoke after his second closed-door testimony in a week during which he was quizzed on his oversight of an investigation into the mishandling of sensitive emails by Mr Trump's 2016 rival Hillary Clinton during the election. "Because I knew that if anything came of the interview, if it advanced our investigation, the attack from the Trump administration would be that an Obama holdover had engineered it", he said.

World Trump Calls Michael Cohen a 'rat'
Author: 0 Trump Calls Michael Cohen a 'rat'

On ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos ", Giuliani was asked whether there were ongoing discussions about an interview. He told investigators Mr. "So Michael Cohen is now taking ownership in his statement to the court of his personal responsibility for his behavior when he worked for Donald Trump ", he continued.

World US Interior Secretary Zinke resigning, cites 'vicious' attacks
Author: 0 US Interior Secretary Zinke resigning, cites 'vicious' attacks

But as Democrats get ready to take over the House of Representatives after they won the majority of seats at the November's midterm elections , Mr Zinke would have likely faced a subpoena for investigations if he retained his post . While it later became clear that the Trump administration had chose to pare down its proposal, the Interior Department initially indicated that it meant to open nearly all American waters for drilling.

World Bahrain defends Australia's Jerusalem move amid global outrage
Author: 0 Bahrain defends Australia's Jerusalem move amid global outrage

The status of Jerusalem , home to sites holy to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths, is one of the biggest obstacles to a peace agreement between Israel and Palestinians who want East Jerusalem recognized as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.

World Two Former Michael Flynn Associates Indicted in Turkish Lobbying Investigation
Author: 0 Two Former Michael Flynn Associates Indicted in Turkish Lobbying Investigation

Kian , also known as Bijan Rafiekian , appeared in court in Virginia on Monday. Months after writing that, Flynn admitted to the lobbying and registered as a foreign agent . Mr Mueller's prosecutors had already asked that Flynn receive a lenient sentence, however, and asked in a filing that he receive as little as no time in prison.

World Klobuchar criticizes court decision on Affordable Care Act
Author: 0 Klobuchar criticizes court decision on Affordable Care Act

USA hospitals and health insurers, which are most at risk from the latest ruling , are down before the market open. Federal District Court Judge Reed O'Connor ruled Friday that tax reform passed by Republicans last year essentially killed Obamacare because the tax package eliminated the individual mandate penalty, which one would incur if they were uninsured for part of a tax year.