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James Mattis retiring as defense secretary

James Mattis retiring as defense secretary Instead, he was an outspoken critic of Trump throughout his campaign and presidency. McMaster's influence in high-level decision-making began to wane after Trump increasingly began to rely on advice from Kelly and Mattis, who had pushed for McMaster's ouster. [Full Article...]

Trump Pressures Democrats, Warns Gov't May Close 'for Very long Time'

Trump Pressures Democrats, Warns Gov't May Close 'for Very long Time' Although the president appeared to waver this week in favor of keeping the government open, he doubled down on Thursday as the House considered a bill without wall funding. Absent a sudden compromise or an even more unlikely filibuster change, funding for nine of 15 Cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies could lapse at midnight, resulting in a partial shutdown just as the Christmas break... [Full Article...]

China: Canadian woman detained for working illegally

China: Canadian woman detained for working illegally In two of the cases - involving Global Affairs Canada employee Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor , founder of a tourism company - Chinese officials have said they were detained on allegations of "endangering national security". BCE and Telus, two of the country's major cell phone carriers who already use Huawei's equipment in their infrastructure, are now in 5G pretrial stages with the Chines... [Full Article...]

Ukraine Orthodox priests establish independent Church

Ukraine Orthodox priests establish independent Church Several thousand Ukrainians gathered outside Kiev's St. Sophia Cathedral from Saturday morning. The new church has caused a major rift in Orthodox Christianity between the Istanbul based Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church. [Full Article...]

Corbyn rapped for allegedly muttering 'stupid woman' at British PM May

Corbyn rapped for allegedly muttering 'stupid woman' at British PM May After making the judgment on the video evidence of the incident, Bercow said he would expect Corbyn to return to the House of Commons , should an apology be necessary. May had accused Mr Corbyn of descending into "pantomine" over Brexit , saying his own party was not behind him. Corbyn was seen to say something under his breath in response. [Full Article...]

Japan to spend more on defence, refit first aircraft carrier

Japan to spend more on defence, refit first aircraft carrier Russian Federation said on Monday it had built new barracks for troops on a disputed chain of islands near Japan and would build more facilities for armored vehicles, a move likely to anger Tokyo after it urged Moscow to reduce its military activity there. [Full Article...]

North Korea condemns US sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk

North Korea condemns US sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk The White House, however, has given no hint that it is ready to lift the measures. At a historic summit in Singapore in June, US President Donald Trump and Kim signed a vaguely-worded statement on denuclearisation. Trump suggested Friday that momentum for the summit is lacking. Shortly after the exercise resumed, North Korea announced the weapons test (which may have taken place earlier in... [Full Article...]

Russia Rejects Reports Alleging Extensive US Election Meddling

Russia Rejects Reports Alleging Extensive US Election Meddling They show how, through hundreds of millions of interactions on Instagram , Facebook and Twitter , the IRA looked for every opportunity to exploit divisions in USA society to boost Donald Trump's presidential campaign. "T$3 he IRA narratives began to actively mock the idea that Russians had interfered in the USA election (as described earlier in this report)", it said. [Full Article...]

What is happening with Labour’s no-confidence motion in Theresa May?

What is happening with Labour’s no-confidence motion in Theresa May? This afternoon, Labour briefed to journalists that the party would table a motion of censure against the Prime Minister if she did not confirm the date of the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal. The no confidence motion will be targeted at May personally, rather than her government, in an attempt to win over Conservative critics of the prime minister. [Full Article...]

U.S. House Democrats to seek Trump tax returns

U.S. House Democrats to seek Trump tax returns Thursday was supposed to be the House's final day in session for the year, but lawmakers instead were told to return Wednesday night. The obvious path for passing a bill is not, as the president has once again suggested, shutting down the government until Democrats give it to him. [Full Article...]

China suspends tariff hikes on $126B of U.S. cars, auto parts

China suspends tariff hikes on $126B of U.S. cars, auto parts Although the additional 25 percent in tariffs that had been placed on US -built cars and auto parts will be suspended, the original 15 percent tariff will remain in place. China exported 53,300 vehicles to the USA market in 2017 and imported 280,208 US -built vehicles, according to data from the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), a government-affiliated think-tank. [Full Article...]

Suspected Gas Explosion Injures Dozens in Northern Japan

Suspected Gas Explosion Injures Dozens in Northern Japan Police have confirmed 41 people were injured, with one of them in serious condition. Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shinbun wrote that 42 people were sent to hospital for emergency treatment after sustaining injuries of varying degrees. Cops have reportedly cordoned off the site amid fears there could be secondary explosions. "Dawn and a tremendous explosion sounded from two taverns nearby", a wi... [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen , said Friday he believes the president is not telling the truth about his campaign's involvement with Russian Federation. Cohen told ABC News Trump is a very different person than the man he used to work for. For his part, Trump has denied the affairs. A Federal court in NY imposed the sentence against Cohen on We... [Full Article...]

Special Counsel Releases Original '302' of Michael Flynn Interview

Special Counsel Releases Original '302' of Michael Flynn Interview Republicans should stand up to Comey and his tremendous corruption - from the fake Hillary Clinton investigation, to lying and leaking, to FISA abuse, and a list too long to name. A transcript released after Comey's first interview showed a heavy focus on the Clinton email probe. "This is the president of the United States calling a witness who has cooperated with his own Justice Department a 'r... [Full Article...]

Trump calls ex-lawyer Cohen a ‘rat’

Trump calls ex-lawyer Cohen a ‘rat’ Veteran political consultant and attorney Lanny Davis said that his embattled advisee Michael Cohen is taking personal responsibility for his bad behavior and would refuse any pardon offered by President Trump. CNN's Don Lemon , during his opening monologue on Monday night, argued that Donald Trump isn't the "law and order president" he claims to be. Davis said there are some questions he c... [Full Article...]

United States defends border patrol after outcry over seven-year-old's death

United States defends border patrol after outcry over seven-year-old's death Homeland Security said she started having seizures more than eight hours later. She was airlifted to a hospital in El Paso, where she went into cardiac arrest, was revived, and died less than a day later. She said the girl's group was 145 kilometres from where it could be processed and a few trips were needed to get such a large group over to processing. [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn's lawyers ask judge for no jail time

Michael Flynn's lawyers ask judge for no jail time Nevertheless, then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was reportedly "not happy" about the plan to interview Flynn about the Kislyak discussion, which took place during the presidential transition. Trump brushed off a question about his associates' interactions with Russians before and during his presidential campaign as just "peanut stuff" during an interview with Reuters on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu Vows To Regulate Settlements After Attacks

Netanyahu Vows To Regulate Settlements After Attacks The armed wing of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which has fought three wars with Israel in Gaza since 2008, claimed the two Palestinians as its "fighters". The Health Ministry statement did not provide further details on how the child was injured but a senior ministry official told the Israeli media that he was hit by bullet shrapnel in the face, chest and stomach. [Full Article...]

Nathalie Loiseau - The European Sting - Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology

Nathalie Loiseau - The European Sting - Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology He said she would do better to "construct a process" in which parliament works through various Brexit options to see if MPs could agree one option. Mrs May has had to acknowledge that she will not lead the party into "the next election". "You may well be a nice person, but you're not cut out for a tough negotiation like this". [Full Article...]

Christmas Market Shooting: Four Dead, At Least 11 Critically Injured In Strasbourg

Christmas Market Shooting: Four Dead, At Least 11 Critically Injured In Strasbourg Several MEPs were close to the market when the shooting started and have in holed up in hotels, restaurants or the legislature itself as police were looking for the suspect. A source at the prosecutor's office said the motive for the shooting was not immediately clear. He was on a watchlist of suspected extremists, a statement from local security services said and it's understood he was known to... [Full Article...]


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