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Gunmen attack 14 Riverside in Nairobi, Kenya

Gunmen attack 14 Riverside in Nairobi, Kenya Reports of the numbers of people dead and wounded have varied - and authorities have not said how many attackers were involved. "What happened in Mandera today we did in revenge for what the non-believer government has done to innocent Muslims", Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage, a spokesman for the group, told Al Jazeera. [Full Article...]

White House sought military options against Iran past year

White House sought military options against Iran past year The US blamed Tehran despite the Iranian administration denying the attack, which saw three mortar shells land in Baghdad's diplomatic quarter and close to the US Embassy last September. Concerning statements include past comments made attacking the US' Iran strategy and his suggestion that the US might preemptively attack North Korea. [Full Article...]

USA service members killed after Syrian explosion

USA service members killed after Syrian explosion Adding to the confusion, the Pentagon then said the USA has already begun "the process of our deliberate withdrawal" from Syria, but stressed this was only for "non-essential" military gear - and not troops. A US official who declined to be named said four USA troops had been killed and three wounded in the blast, which an Islamic State-affiliated site said was the work of a suicide bomber. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe's Riots, Fuel Tax Rises And Internet Shutdown

Zimbabwe's Riots, Fuel Tax Rises And Internet Shutdown Four people were feared dead on Monday while more than 20 people were treated for gunshot wounds as violent protests swept through Zimbabwe, after the government increased the price of fuel. Until three days ago our fuel was $0.60, now... we are selling our fuel at $3.31 bond notes . The country's own currency, known as bondnotes, has been depreciating in value. [Full Article...]

Death Penalty for Canadian Escalates China-Canada Tensions

Death Penalty for Canadian Escalates China-Canada Tensions Donald Clarke, a China law expert at the George Washington University Law School, described the Canadian detainees - including Schellenberg - as "hostages". Meng is out on bail, while Kovrig and Spavor remain in custody. The death sentence comes a month into China and Canada's diplomatic feud over Ottawa's arrest and detention of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei . [Full Article...]

Trump gives firm rebuke: 'I never worked for Russia'

Trump gives firm rebuke: 'I never worked for Russia' I have many one-on-one, nobody ever says anything about it, but with Putin they say, 'Oh what did they talk about?' We talked about very positive things, ' Trump added, saying that Israel was among the topics discussed . President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to hide details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin , including on at least one occasion taking possess... [Full Article...]

McCarthy Vows ‘Action’ on Steve King After Latest Race Remarks

McCarthy Vows ‘Action’ on Steve King After Latest Race Remarks The House GOP's steering committee voted unanimously to remove King from his committees, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced Monday night. "Steve's remarks are beneath the dignity of the Party of Lincoln and the United States of America", McCarthy said in a statement after the meeting. [Full Article...]

McCarthy: Russia Investigation Has Been About Trump 'From the Beginning'

McCarthy: Russia Investigation Has Been About Trump 'From the Beginning' Trump said it was the "most insulting" question he'd ever been asked. The report of the inquiry published in the New York Times was based on the testimonies of former USA law agents, and others involved in the case. He and other Democratic senators said this report and others within the past week questioning Trump's behavior toward Russian Federation give new urgency to the need for the Muelle... [Full Article...]

Grandfather insists teen didn't know kidnapper

Grandfather insists teen didn't know kidnapper The girl was Jayme Closs , who had been missing since October, when her parents were found dead, having been shot and killed in their home in Barron, Wisconsin , about an hour away. The Kasinskas said Jayme's emotions were "pretty flat" while they waited for the police and she refused offers of food and water. Local teacher Jeanne Nutter was walking her dog when she found Jayme on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Snowstorm Churns Towards Washington, at Least Five Dead in U.S. Midwest

Snowstorm Churns Towards Washington, at Least Five Dead in U.S. Midwest Louis, said around noon Saturday that areas near Jefferson City and Columbia reported 12-13 inches of snow . Cole County Public Works Director Larry Benz said the forecast the county used estimated Mid-Missouri could receive up to 15 inches of snow. [Full Article...]

Poland arrests Huawei exec on spying allegations

Poland arrests Huawei exec on spying allegations Polish media identified Piotr D as a former agent for Poland's ABW counter-intelligence service and current cybersecurity consultant for the Polish branch of French mobile phone provider Orange . The Polish spy agency and Poland's state television, which is closely tied to the Polish government, reported the arrests and the searches at both Huawei and Orange . [Full Article...]

‘We Don’t Take Orders From Bolton’: Pentagon Plans Syria Withdrawal

‘We Don’t Take Orders From Bolton’: Pentagon Plans Syria Withdrawal Stalling the process were fears about Turkey invading territory held by Kurdish allies to the USA, and leaving a power vacuum in the war-torn country. Turkey dismissed that condition, and Pompeo said the withdrawal would continue. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Masoud Barzani leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in the province's capital Arbil during a Middle East tou... [Full Article...]

Ginsburg to Miss Second Week of Oral Arguments as Speculation Mounts

Ginsburg to Miss Second Week of Oral Arguments as Speculation Mounts She's battled cancer and other health issues over the past few years but never missed a session of the court. The nodules were found after Ginsburg fell, breaking three ribs , in November. "I wish Ruth Bader Ginsberg a long and happy life - hopefully in retirement", Cornyn said during the duo's keynote speech at a Texas Public Policy Foundation luncheon on Friday . [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation opened probe into whether Trump working for Russians

Federal Bureau of Investigation opened probe into whether Trump working for Russians However, the FBI reportedly grew extremely concerned after Comey's firing as Trump himself seemed to hint that the director was let go due to the Russian investigation. But the evidence so far shows a broad range of Trump associates had Russia-related contacts during the 2016 presidential campaign and transition period, and several lied about the communication. [Full Article...]

Teen crashes vehicle after driving blindfolded for Bird Box challenge

Teen crashes vehicle after driving blindfolded for Bird Box challenge The department shared two photos on Twitter - the gray truck the 17-year-old girl was driving while blindfolded, and the white SUV she hit. "She hit another auto, a light pole and a sound wall", local police told the news outlet. Earlier this month, Netflix warned its viewers against the " Bird Box " challenge . The movie promotion involved blindfolds and video games, but no unsafe real-world... [Full Article...]

Lawyers: Manafort suffers from depression, anxiety - 1/8/2019 12:38:57 PM

Lawyers: Manafort suffers from depression, anxiety - 1/8/2019 12:38:57 PM In a 10-page response to the government's accusation that Manafort breached his plea deal filed on Tuesday afternoon, there are four stretches of black lines that ought to have contained no text at all. The former official will be sentenced for those crimes in February. Another question is whether Kilimnik here was functioning as an arm of Deripaska in his relationship with Manafort or as cuto... [Full Article...]

Missing Wisconsin 13-year-old found alive after almost 3 months

Missing Wisconsin 13-year-old found alive after almost 3 months Jayme Closs has been located. Law enforcement agencies across the country are put on alert as the case makes national news. Hours earlier, Sheriff Fitzgerald was quashing internet rumors that a heavy police presence in Walworth County, in southeastern Wisconsin, was related to the Closs investigation. [Full Article...]

MPs defeat May, urge her to rule out 'no deal' Brexit

MPs defeat May, urge her to rule out 'no deal' Brexit MPs are now taking part in a week of debate ahead of a vote on the Prime Minister's Brexit deal next week. Trying to persuade parliament to back her plan, a source said May was "minded" to accept a proposal from Labour lawmakers to add reassurances on workers' rights and environmental protections. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un has Xi Jinping's support for 2nd Trump summit

Kim Jong Un has Xi Jinping's support for 2nd Trump summit President Donald Trump . "The second North Korea-U.S. summit, soon to take place, and a reciprocal visit to Seoul by Chairman Kim Jong-un could be turning points in securing peace on the Korean Peninsula". Kim also said North Korea hopes its "legitimate concerns" would be given due respect, a reference to Pyongyang's desire for security guarantees and a possible peace treaty to formally end t... [Full Article...]

Rod Rosenstein expected to soon depart DOJ

Rod Rosenstein expected to soon depart DOJ In his time in charge of Mueller's years-long investigation, Rosenstein has been criticized by some Republicans for authorizing the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, and for failing to appoint a second special counsel to probe his own department's handling of the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]


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