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No wall? Then 'southern border' to be closed

No wall? Then 'southern border' to be closed Trump is sticking with his demand for money to build a border wall with Mexico , and Democrats, who take control of the House on January 3, are refusing to give him what he wants. Senate Republicans approved that compromise in an earlier bill with Democrats but now say they won't be voting on any more unless something is agreed to by all sides, including Trump. [Full Article...]

Navy to join rescue operations to save trapped miners in Meghalaya

Navy to join rescue operations to save trapped miners in Meghalaya The rescue operations was suspended on Sunday following flash floods from a nearby river, officials said. "They are carrying all equipment and pumps along with them so they can take out water from the inundated mine", said the Director-General of Odisha Fire Service , Bijay Kumar Sharma. [Full Article...]

Two Koreas pledge to restore road, rail links

Two Koreas pledge to restore road, rail links A delegation of 100 officials from the South, including the transport and unification ministers, made the two-hour train journey to attend Wednesday's ceremony at Panmun station in the North Korean border town of Kaesong. Armida Alisjahbana, executive secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Vladimir Tokarev, Russia's vice transport minister, and Mongolian T... [Full Article...]

Trump Calls Out CNN For Accusing US Troops Of Misconduct

Trump Calls Out CNN For Accusing US Troops Of Misconduct He landed the next day at the Al Asad air base, where military personnel greeted him at a hall decorated for Christmas. During his visit, Trump spoke by phone with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, the Associated Press reports . [Full Article...]

Transformer explosion lights up the New York sky and knocks out power

Transformer explosion lights up the New York sky and knocks out power The sky in New York City glowed an eerie blue on Thursday night, after an apparent transformer explosion at a Con Edison facility in Queens. A blue light caused by a transformer explosion at a power plant in Queens. New Yorkers took to social media to share photos and videos . It also caused some flight cancellations and delays but all power and services were restored before midnight, Mc... [Full Article...]

Trump admin. considering executive order against Chinese tech firms Huawei, ZTE

Trump admin. considering executive order against Chinese tech firms Huawei, ZTE China has responded to a report that the United States is considering an executive order to bar American companies from using telecommunications equipment from Huawei or ZTE Corp because they pose significant national security risks. One group of carriers that could be hit especially hard would be rural carriers that deploy cheaper equipment. The RWA is concerned that an executive order cou... [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama Named 'Most Admired Woman' In Annual Gallup Survey

Michelle Obama Named 'Most Admired Woman' In Annual Gallup Survey Americans' admiration for Clinton crashed so hard this year that she did not even finish second place after Mrs. Obama, instead tying with First Lady Melania Trump , whom the establishment media has relentlessly attacked. Also on the list: Queen Elizabeth, Angela Merkel, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Ellen DeGeneres. In the men's category, Barack Obama was named America's most-admired man. [Full Article...]

Saudi king demotes Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in reshuffle

Saudi king demotes Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in reshuffle Saudi King Salman has demoted Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in a major reshuffle, which included changes to key national security posts amid fallout from the murder of a dissident journalist. Treasury Department for helping to mastermind the plot in Istanbul that led to Khashoggi's killing. "Because the Saudi consul general in Istanbul was very much involved in the killing of Khashoggi and tha... [Full Article...]

A transformer explosion turned the New York City skyline blue

Con Edison said on Twitter that there was "a brief electrical fire at our substation in Astoria which involved some electrical transformers and caused a transmission dip in the area". Say, NYC, wtf was this? @AintNoHeroes shared a stunning photo of the skyline to Twitter, joking "I'm tight cause I KNOW someone just got superpowers from that blue light". [Full Article...]

Trump declares end to USA 'policeman' role in surprise Iraq visit

Trump declares end to USA 'policeman' role in surprise Iraq visit Donald and Melania Trump made a holiday trip to the Iraq-based Al Asad Air Base on Wednesday - the president's first visit to troops stationed in a conflict zone during his two years in office. It was the first visit Trump has paid to troops in a troubled region, and he has previously faced criticism on that score. Mr Trump has said he would travel to Afghanistan at some point. [Full Article...]

New Delhi faces risky air pollution level

New Delhi faces risky air pollution level The air quality of the Capital turned "severe" on Saturday and recorded its second-highest pollution level of the year on Sunday with an AQI of 450. "The situation might improve slightly but is likely to continue in severe category until afternoon of Dec.26, when wind speeds will pick up and improve dispersion of pollutants", said a task force headed by the CPCB. [Full Article...]

7-year-old who spoke to Trump about Santa still believes

7-year-old who spoke to Trump about Santa still believes She told the Post and Courier of Charleston that she had not known what "marginal" meant and she and her siblings had still left iced sugar cookies and chocolate milk for Santa that night. A 2011 survey by the Associated Press found the average American says they continued to believe in Santa until they were almost 9 years old. "But other than that, I wish everyone a very merry Christmas". [Full Article...]

Government shutdown unlikely to end soon as border wall impasse continues

Government shutdown unlikely to end soon as border wall impasse continues The government shutdown does not affect essential government agencies such as the FBI, Border Patrol and Medicare. "Nancy is calling the shots", said the Republican president, suggesting that her opposition to his demand for wall funding had to do with Pelosi's need for votes to become speaker. [Full Article...]

50 years ago: USA astronauts provided divine surprise

50 years ago: USA astronauts provided divine surprise NASA really mismanaged the manned programme since the late lunar landings. Image caption Bill Anders today. The program got its name from NASA manager Abe Silverstein early in 1960, who later said he felt Apollo riding his chariot "was appropriate to the grand scale of the proposed program". [Full Article...]

Damascus must take over E. Syria after United States troops withdrawal - Moscow

Damascus must take over E. Syria after United States troops withdrawal - Moscow Trump said on Sunday after a telephone conversation with Erdogan that he counted on him to "eradicate" ISIS which he said was now "largely defeated". The YPG serves as the military backbone of the SDF. "It is incumbent upon Turkey to develop a strategy for the post-conflict Syria and assume a major role in the country's reconstruction". For weeks, Turkey has been threatening to launch a new of... [Full Article...]

Winter storm warnings begin Wednesday across much of state

Winter storm warnings begin Wednesday across much of state It's a White Christmas on the western slope of Colorado with scattered snow showers. Walker may receive 13 inches of snow and Grand Marais could get 15 inches. The Twin Cities is in a winter weather advisory. The weather service suggests travelers take several precautionary measures, such as keeping a survival kit in their vehicle and possibly cancelling plans. [Full Article...]

Fresh protests in Sudan over prices and food shortages

Fresh protests in Sudan over prices and food shortages Tuesday's protest was organised by The Sudanese Professionals Association, an umbrella coalition for professional unions, and supported by the National Umma Party, one of the country's top opposition parties. Opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi said on Saturday that 22 people had died, denouncing what he called "armed repression" against a legitimate protest movement. [Full Article...]

Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule

Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule Politico, meanwhile, painted Trump as incompetent in a story titled, "How Trump gave away his secret war zone trip". On December 26, on the fifth day of a partial government shutdown, days after he announced his intention to withdraw from Syria and Afghanistan, the president chose to cross a trip to combat zone off his list of presidential experiences. [Full Article...]

Putin hails 'successful' test of new hypersonic missile

Putin hails 'successful' test of new hypersonic missile In Wednesday's test, the weapon was launched from the Dombarovskiy missile base in the southern Ural Mountains. The Kremlin said it successfully hit a designated practice target on the Kura shooting range on Kamchatka, 6000km away. Hyten, the Commander of US Strategic Command. The Kremlin says the Russian military has successful tested a new hypersonic glide vehicle. Next year Avangard syste... [Full Article...]

Tsunami set off by volcanic eruption leaves beach towns devestated

Tsunami set off by volcanic eruption leaves beach towns devestated Residents were asked to stay at least 1,640 feet from the Sunda Strait coastline, said Dwikorita Karnawati, the head of Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency. "I regret it so much". "He posted on Instagram", We pray for Indonesia". "Since the collapse, I assume that the slope is now steeper and the rain has made it more fragile", he said. [Full Article...]


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