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Award winning German reporter sacked over 'invented' reports

Award winning German reporter sacked over 'invented' reports Other fabrications included elements of an article about an American woman who Relotius said volunteered to witness the executions of death row inmates and an interview with the parents of quarterback Colin Kaepernick that Spiegel said likely never took place. [Full Article...]

Ryan uses farewell address to assail politics of ‘outrage’

Ryan uses farewell address to assail politics of ‘outrage’ Ryan said that the House Republicans would rework their bill to include wall funding. Earlier this week the White House said it could sign a spending bill without additional money for the border fence, because it was going to scrounge the cash from other agencies' budgets. [Full Article...]

British special forces storm migrant-hijacked container ship off English coast

British special forces storm migrant-hijacked container ship off English coast The incident, which a Home Office spokesperson said was initially reported off the coast of Ramsgate although it has now moved further out, is thought to involve threats to crew members made by the stowaways on the Grande Tema . "The problem is the four people free on the deck threatening members and requesting them to get closer". It arrived just after 4.20am this morning, according to MarineT... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom and USA accuse China of extensive and 'unrelenting' global hacking campaign

United Kingdom and USA accuse China of extensive and 'unrelenting' global hacking campaign The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday unsealed charges against two Chinese intelligence officers for their alleged involvement in extensive hacking campaigns that targeted more than 45 businesses in attempts to steal intellectual property and other confidential business information. [Full Article...]

USA to review limits on North Korea humanitarian aid, envoy says

USA to review limits on North Korea humanitarian aid, envoy says The statement issued Sunday came after the U.S. Treasury Department last week blacklisted three top North Korean officials suspected of human rights abuses and censorship, including a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . The North's comments may also be taken up as proof of what many outside sceptics have long said: that Kim will never voluntarily relinquish his arsenal whatever secu... [Full Article...]

Fiance of Colorado woman who disappeared on Thanksgiving charged with murder

Fiance of Colorado woman who disappeared on Thanksgiving charged with murder The couple shared a baby daughter but didn't live together. Authorities also said its an "absolute possibility" that there could be an additional arrest in connection with the solicitation charge, but they declined to comment further. Loew previously said his client provided police with DNA samples and access to his cellphone. "This is a hard time for Kelsey's family", he said. Investigators f... [Full Article...]

Japan 'mulling IWC withdrawal' to resume commercial whaling

Japan 'mulling IWC withdrawal' to resume commercial whaling Japan will inform the IWC of its decision by the end of the year, according to Kyodo news agency. Kindleysides said he was pleased to hear Japan would not likely continue whaling in the Antarctic, but was still disappointed by the possibility of future unregulated commercial whaling. [Full Article...]

Twitter Explodes as Trump Unveils PHOTO of 'Beautiful and Effective' Border Wall

Twitter Explodes as Trump Unveils PHOTO of 'Beautiful and Effective' Border Wall The White House had signaled support but, after fierce criticism from conservative pundits, Mr. Trump upended those plans and said he wouldn't sign the bill because it didn't include money he's demanded for more border fencing. Trump also slammed Democrats for "trying to belittle the concept of a wall " and panning it as "old fashioned" as he made his final pitch ahead of the vote. [Full Article...]

Flynn heads to sentencing, with 'Good luck' wish from President Trump

Flynn heads to sentencing, with 'Good luck' wish from President Trump He also says his now-former lawyer, Cohen, lied to get a lighter sentence in NY. Later on Outnumbered Overtime , New York Rep. Peter King (R-Nassau) said that nothing Flynn said during Tuesday's hearing reflects on President Trump. Trump has been criticized in many quarters for sending such a message of support to an official who pleaded guilty. He later pleaded guilty to lying about what was... [Full Article...]

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes surgery to remove cancerous growth in lung

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes surgery to remove cancerous growth in lung In Ginsburg's case, the malignant modules were identified after she underwent testing for the three broken ribs she suffered from a fall on November 7. She was back at work as soon as the court opened its session at the beginning of September. The operation now six weeks later. She then studied law, first at Harvard and then Columbia University, at a time when the profession was nearly exclusi... [Full Article...]

American Troops to Be Pulled from Afghanistan

American Troops to Be Pulled from Afghanistan It is unclear how the USA - with less than 9,000 troops in Afghanistan - would be able to fulfil the full set of missions now underway, including training Afghan forces, advising them in the field, and conducting an air campaign against the Taliban and other militant groups. [Full Article...]

Winter Arrives With A Full Moon And Meteors

Winter Arrives With A Full Moon And Meteors That's because it's winter solstice , a day on which most of the U.S. clocks fewer than 10 hours of daylight, reports the Washington Post . Friday night is also the peak of the Ursid meteor shower, but a near-full moon and cloud cover will make for poor meteor-viewing conditions. [Full Article...]

Fiancé of missing Colorado mother arrested, charged with murder

Fiancé of missing Colorado mother arrested, charged with murder Berreth's employer - Doss Aviation in Pueblo - told police that she texted the company from her phone on November 25 saying she would not be at work the following week, De Young said, according to McClatchy's reporting. Police had urged Frazee to speak directly with investigators this week. Frazee's attorney, Jeremy Loew, said last week his client " continues to cooperate with law enforcement ... [Full Article...]

Trump says a shutdown would ‘last for a very long time’

Trump says a shutdown would ‘last for a very long time’ It was not yet clear what would happen in that case. But according to recent polling, most Americans want Trump to compromise on a border wall to avoid a possible shutdown. The president's Republican party now has 51 seats in the 100-seat Senate. Retiring Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona tweeted: "Deploying the nuclear option would blow that [bipartisanship] up". [Full Article...]

AG Nominee Barr Sent Memo to Justice Dept. Critical of Mueller Probe

AG Nominee Barr Sent Memo to Justice Dept. Critical of Mueller Probe Whitaker decided not to take the advice. Whitaker once wrote a CNN op-ed in which he argued that Mueller's investigation has gone " too far ". Now that Whitaker has been cleared, he'll begin receiving regular briefs on the investigation. [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama on Leaving the White House: 'Bye, Felicia'

Michelle Obama on Leaving the White House: 'Bye, Felicia' After cameras captured Melania Trump's handing Michelle Obama the gift, it was revealed that inside the box was a picture frame. "Is that what was going through your mind?" Fallon asked after he was able to somewhat regain his composure. [Full Article...]

Here are 4 rocket launches you could watch this week, conditions permitting

Here are 4 rocket launches you could watch this week, conditions permitting The first to drop off the schedule board was the Arianespace Soyuz rocket, which was delayed to Wednesday due to high-altitude winds above its launch site at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in the French Guiana. However, SpaceX is still awaiting weather reports to see if a Wednesday launch will be feasible. On August 20, the satellite was brought to Cape Canaveral through a huge aircraft Air For... [Full Article...]

Fox Host Calls Flynn Judge A Member Of Mueller's 'Witch Hunt'

Fox Host Calls Flynn Judge A Member Of Mueller's 'Witch Hunt' The extent of Flynn's co-operation and what he has told investigators is not yet known. Flynn was one of the first to seek a deal with Mueller, admitting one count of lying a year ago but putting off his sentencing while he cooperated in the broader Mueller probe. [Full Article...]

How Often Does Minnesota Have A White Christmas?

How Often Does Minnesota Have A White Christmas? This year's forecast, 10 days out from Christmas, now shows a white Christmas likelihood for areas to the west, including Washington, Montana, Colorado and New Mexico, to the north and near the Canadian border including Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, and to the east toward the states of New York, Massachusetts, and perhaps part of Pennsylvania and Virginia (the Appalachians). [Full Article...]

Saudi panel submits recommendations to restructure intelligence service

Saudi panel submits recommendations to restructure intelligence service Of course, all of these deaths are tragic, but Reporters Without Borders lists them among journalists who have been killed either by the hands of local officials or organized crime. Journalists have died this year in Slovakia, where 27-year-old reporter Jan Kuciak was shot while investigating suspected corruption. Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the creation of three new government bodie... [Full Article...]


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