DHS Secretary Nielsen visits border after child's death

The agency said the boy was taken to a hospital, diagnosed with a cold, released with medication, then taken back to the hospital before dying about 12 minutes before Christmas. The boy's death came during an ongoing dispute over border security ... More..

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10 injured as quake from Mount Etna jolts Sicily
by | Saturday, December 29, 2018

10 injured as quake from Mount Etna jolts Sicily

At least 130 tremors have rattled villages on the slopes of the volcanic mountain earlier this week, with the most powerful quake registering a magnitude of 4.3 on Monday. Etna, located on the Mediterranean isl...More..

Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border
by | Saturday, December 29, 2018

Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border

That statement came in response to a White House statement that said Trump and his aides "stayed in Washington over Christmas hoping to negotiate a deal" while "the Democrats chose to go home". "The Democra...More..

Syrian government forces enter Manbij after appeal from Kurdish YPG
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Syrian government forces enter Manbij after appeal from Kurdish YPG

USA troops have been patrolling the town and the tense front line between Manbij and adjacent towns, where Turkey-backed fighters were based. The Syrian army entered the town of Manbij on Friday after the mai...More..

Sharif given seven-year jail term for corruption
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Sharif given seven-year jail term for corruption

Irrespective of the court's decision, which is being seen as controversial, the verdict will have far-reaching implications for Pakistan's politics. Sharif being jailed has been cited by many as another examp...More..

Trump accidentally reveals location and identities of US Navy Seals in Iraq
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Trump accidentally reveals location and identities of US Navy Seals in Iraq

We could make it 3%. We could make it 2 percent. However, according to ABC, the pace of withdrawal could actually be far slower, appearing to confirm the president's statement during a surprise trip to Iraq ...More..

US Shutdown Likely To Spill Over 2019
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

US Shutdown Likely To Spill Over 2019

Only a few lawmakers presided over the brief sessions, while congressional leaders and rank-and-file members were nearly entirely absent. Trump, who was elected in 2016, campaigned on a promise to build a "bi...More..

by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Blue Light Floods NYC Sky as Transformer Explodes in Queens

It also prompted a brief ground stop at LaGuardia Airport. He said the light was caused by an electrical surge at the substation. "The lights you have seen throughout the city appear to have been from a tra...More..

Storm whips up blizzards, dumps snow in Dakotas, Minnesota
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Storm whips up blizzards, dumps snow in Dakotas, Minnesota

He said the decision will be up to the DOT, but road closures could be possible as the storm picks up. Rain will likely transition to a mix of freezing rain and snow into the afternoon Thursday in areas such as...More..

China 'Resolutely opposes' Demands for Release of Detained Canadians
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

China 'Resolutely opposes' Demands for Release of Detained Canadians

China's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying dismissed these statements saying the countries seem to have "different human rights standards for citizens of different countries". On Friday, Canadian Foreign...More..

Negotiations to end partial government shutdown at a standstill
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Negotiations to end partial government shutdown at a standstill

The setting sun illuminates clouds behind the White House during a partial federal shutdown in Washington. "I can tell you his resolve is very firm". Paul Shearon, the president of the International Federation ...More..

Syrian air defense respond to suspected Israeli attack
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Syrian air defense respond to suspected Israeli attack

Fenainos was quoted telling Hariri a "real humanitarian catastrophe" was averted, referring to accusations made earlier by Russian Federation that the strikes endangered two civilian airliners landing at the ...More..

Photos of President Trump’s surprise Iraq visit
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Photos of President Trump’s surprise Iraq visit

Melania Trump stood smiling next to him, wearing a mustard-colored blouse. Much of the US campaign in Syria has been waged by warplanes flying out of Qatar and other locations in the Middle East. Trump has a...More..

Led Coalition Reports Recent Air Strikes on ISIS in Syria
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Led Coalition Reports Recent Air Strikes on ISIS in Syria

This photo released on the Facebook page of the Military Council of Manbij City, shows US troops based around the Syrian town of Manbij speaking with residents, in northern Syria , Sunday, Dec. U.S. defence se...More..

Indonesia tsunami: The Queen reveals heartbreak in touching message to Indonesia
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Indonesia tsunami: The Queen reveals heartbreak in touching message to Indonesia

Hundreds more are injured and more than two dozen remain missing. The Indonesian Medical Association says it is sending more doctors and medical equipment and that numerous injured are in need of orthopedic a...More..

Withdrawal of U.S. troops to help boost Afghan peace process: FM Qureshi
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Withdrawal of U.S. troops to help boost Afghan peace process: FM Qureshi

Regarding the recent meeting of US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad with Pakistani leadership, Shahzad Chaudhry agreed to the notion that Pakistan was taken onboard prior to the US' decision. "We are referring ...More..

US government shutdown set to last through Christmas
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

US government shutdown set to last through Christmas

Mick Mulvaney , President Donald Trump's budget director and incoming acting chief of staff, is predicting that the government shutdown could stretch into January - and even remain in effect when Democrats ...More..

Britain to unveil details of post-Brexit immigration system
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Britain to unveil details of post-Brexit immigration system

Kerry Garcia from law firm Stevens & Bolton explains the key points for employers. The government's White Paper on immigration is the latest divisive document to come in the wake of the Referendum. They can ...More..

Lawmakers Renegotiating After Senate Fails To Pass Short-Term Spending Bill
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Lawmakers Renegotiating After Senate Fails To Pass Short-Term Spending Bill

Trump has tried to shift blame to Democrats for the impending shutdown , and did so again Friday from the Oval Office: "It's really up to the Democrats - totally up to the Democrats as to whether we have a sh...More..

Criminal justice reform clears Congress, heads to Trump
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Criminal justice reform clears Congress, heads to Trump

In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Senate passed the bill 87-12, with only 12 Republicans voting no. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Dick Durbin of IL negotiated a bill that incorporated curbs to certain drug man...More..

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis retires, spells out differing world to Trump
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis retires, spells out differing world to Trump

President Trump says he will nominate a new secretary shortly. "But I urge him to select a leader who shares Secretary Mattis's understanding of these vital principles and his total commitment to America's ser...More..

USA to send asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait out requests
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

USA to send asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait out requests

The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will send migrants who cross the southern border back to Mexico while their cases are being heard so they can not "disappear" on USA soil. Caravans of migrant...More..

China calls U.S. arrogant and selfish after hacking indictment
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

China calls U.S. arrogant and selfish after hacking indictment

U.S. authorities said the two men worked in association with China's Ministry of State Security . "The victims included companies in banking and finance, telecommunications and consumer electronics, medical eq...More..

Corbyn accused by UK Conservatives of calling May a 'stupid woman'
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Corbyn accused by UK Conservatives of calling May a 'stupid woman'

Corbyn faced a furious backlash from Tories and his own MPs after appearing to mouth the jibe during a stormy Commons session. UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and UK Prime Minister Theresa May debate i...More..

Japan to get more US-made stealth jets to counter China
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Japan to get more US-made stealth jets to counter China

Japan is planning to have aircraft carriers for the first time since World War Two, under new defense guidelines approved by its cabinet on Tuesday . The guidelines said Japan will seek more cost-efficient pur...More..