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Merkel and Macron demand release of Ukrainian sailors by Russian Federation

Merkel and Macron demand release of Ukrainian sailors by Russian Federation Russian Federation rejected a Franco-German call to release 24 Ukrainian sailors seized during a naval clash last month, and accused the European powers of siding with the government in Kiev. Since the takeover of Crimea, Russia has beefed up its military presence on the peninsula, already home to the main base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. [Full Article...]

Mourners honour boy whose Yemeni mom fought US travel ban

Mourners honour boy whose Yemeni mom fought US travel ban We had to say goodbye to our baby, the light of our lives, ' Ali Hassan was quoted as saying in the statement published Friday by the council. The boy and his father are US citizens but Swileh is not. The Muslim Ban kept my wife from coming to the U.S. for over a year. According to the doctors, children with the same condition as Abdullah can rely on life-support for up to a month. [Full Article...]

Severe storm system that has already killed 2 moves toward eastern US

Severe storm system that has already killed 2 moves toward eastern US Additional snow accumulations of around one inch are expected as are slight ice accumulations. Large portions of the United States were contending with heavy snow, high winds and rain on Friday, snarling air and ground transportation during a busy holiday travel period. [Full Article...]

Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size

Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size Some 7,202 people suffered injuries and almost 1,300 homes were destroyed after the waves crashed into the coastlines of western Java island and south Sumatra. "This Red Cross emergency appeal is considered as an overarching appeal to support the Indonesian Red Cross - Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) - to deliver assistance and support to the most vulnerable communities affected by these disasters, a... [Full Article...]

Yet another delay in Congo election casts doubt on handover of power

Yet another delay in Congo election casts doubt on handover of power It is the fourth delay to strike the elections. Last week the election was pushed back to December 30 due to a lack of ballot papers in the capital Kinshasa. "All these measures aim to decrease Kinshasa's voting power, since as you know Kinshasa is a city whose heart goes to the left", he said, adding that 5,000 of his roughly 20,000 observers were still waiting for accreditation. [Full Article...]

Authorities Identify Undocumented Immigrant Accused of Killing Police Officer Ronil Singh

Authorities Identify Undocumented Immigrant Accused of Killing Police Officer Ronil Singh The announcement of arrests comes after a statewide manhunt for the suspect accused of killing Mr Singh the day after Christmas. Gustavo Perez Arriaga , 32, was arrested on Friday in the small town of Lamont, just east of Bakersfield. [Full Article...]

Migrants detained on Kent beach after risking their lives crossing English Channel

Migrants detained on Kent beach after risking their lives crossing English Channel Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said in a statement that attempting to cross the channel in these small boats is "extremely risky", adding that some of the activity is facilitated by organized crime groups. Mr Javid has appointed a "gold commander" to take overall charge of the situation and make strategic decisions about the response. The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned more "hi... [Full Article...]

Trump tweets he’s waiting for Dems to make deal

Trump tweets he’s waiting for Dems to make deal According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll this week, 47pc of Americans hold Trump responsible for the shutdown, while 33pc blame Democrats in Congress. A partial government shutdown-which has affected approximately a quarter of USA government departments-began at midnight on Friday after the president declined to sign a stop-gap measure to keep the government running through New Years Day on the b... [Full Article...]

Personal details of North Korean defectors stolen after hackers target resettling agency

Personal details of North Korean defectors stolen after hackers target resettling agency The personal information, including names, birth dates and addresses, of nearly 1,000 North Korean defectors was leaked when a computer at a government-run resettlement center in South Korea was hacked . It's also not clear if any of their relatives still living in North Korea might face reprisals, should the escapees' identities be confirmed. 'We're sorry this has happened and will make ef... [Full Article...]

China Releases Canadian Teacher Detained for Job Violation

China Releases Canadian Teacher Detained for Job Violation Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was tried in 2016 but his case has been publicized by the Chinese press following the December 1 arrest of the chief financial officer of tech giant Huawei on US charges related to trading with Iran. "Global Affairs can confirm that a Canadian citizen, who was detained in China this month, has been released and has now returned to Canada", spokesman Richard Walker said. [Full Article...]

Clashes Mark Election Day, Sheikh Hasina Eyes Fourth Term

Clashes Mark Election Day, Sheikh Hasina Eyes Fourth Term On the other hand, political analysts, say Hasina has consolidated power and strengthened her hold on state institutions since 2014, when Zia boycotted the polls. "We hope that by that night we will get the result of all constituencies, if nothing untoward happens", he added. The premier's comments came as the main opposition BNP is contesting the polls visibly in a dilapidated state in the abse... [Full Article...]

UAE to reopen Damascus embassy on Thursday - Syrian information ministry

UAE to reopen Damascus embassy on Thursday - Syrian information ministry In a statement released on Friday, Bahrain's foreign ministry said that Syria's embassy in Manama is operational and flights between the two countries will resume soon. The sudden withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria has also increased the security anxieties of Arab countries, Zou said, encouraging them to adjust their policies. [Full Article...]

Richard Overton, America’s oldest man dies at 112

Richard Overton, America’s oldest man dies at 112 Overton, who also was the oldest War War II veteran , had been treated for pnuemonia at a rehabilitation facility. He was there at Iwo Jima, where he said. He spent the majority of his life in Austin and was often seen on the porch of his home, which he built in East Austin in 1945. In 2017, the Austin City Council gave the honorary name " Richard Overton Avenue" to Hamilton Avenue, where he had... [Full Article...]

Hanover airport reopens after vehicle intruder detained

Hanover airport reopens after vehicle intruder detained Takeoffs and landings were halted while police experts examined the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped by federal police and the driver was detained. They said the man tried to follow a landing plane operated by Greek airline Aegean. They found no traces of explosives, and flight operations resumed shortly after 8 p.m. - about 4½ hours after the man drove onto the airfield. Police said they couldn... [Full Article...]

Usher in the new year with a total lunar eclipse

Usher in the new year with a total lunar eclipse Three individual lunar events take place simultaneously for this rare kind of eclipse to occur a total lunar eclipse, a Supermoon , and a January full moon or a Wolf Moon . For three hours and 17 minutes next month, the moon will look red thanks to the total lunar eclipse. Another total lunar eclipse is happening nearly a year after 2018 Super Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, only that it wi... [Full Article...]

As government shutdown continues, Trump retreats from public view

As government shutdown continues, Trump retreats from public view Democrats refuse to approve funding and the president - who has made hardline immigration polices a centerpiece of his presidency - has retaliated by refusing to sign off on a wider spending bill, leaving some 800,000 federal employees without pay. [Full Article...]

Martial law lifted in Ukraine

Martial law lifted in Ukraine Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced on Tuesday the addition of more than 200 people and organizations in Ukraine subjected to sanctions in this country, amid a deep bilateral dispute. Poroshenko said a draft decision on the application of sanctions was included in the agenda of the meeting. In a joint resolution released on December 27, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Georg... [Full Article...]

Another quake hits coast of Davao Oriental

Another quake hits coast of Davao Oriental People were put on alert for a tsunami this morning after a strong undersea quake struck off the southern Philippines. Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the quake did not have the potential to cause a tsunami on the country's coastline. [Full Article...]

Egypt's two former presidents appear in a Cairo court

Egypt's two former presidents appear in a Cairo court Two former Egyptian presidents have appeared in the same Cairo courtroom with Hosni Mubarak testifying in the retrial of his successor Mohamed Morsi on mass jailbreak charges. Mursi was dressed in prison overalls and seated in a thick glass and metal cage running down one side of the courtroom, like other senior figures of the Brotherhood who are defendants in the case. [Full Article...]

UAE to reopen Damascus embassy after 7 years

UAE to reopen Damascus embassy after 7 years Notably, the move by Bahrain comes shortly after the United Arab Emirates , too, announced its decision to reopen its embassy in Syria . Some of the Gulf states have supported factions of the Syrian opposition during the seven-year conflict, providing arms to various rebel groups in an attempt to counter Iranian support for the Syrian regime. [Full Article...]


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