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China confirms trade talks with U.S. beginning Monday

China confirms trade talks with U.S. beginning Monday Trump and Xi agreed to a 90-day postponement of more tariff increases due to take effect January 1. The U.S. trade delegation led by Deputy Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will visit China on Monday and Tuesday, according to China's Ministry of Commerce. [Full Article...]

Dutch, Germans recover cargo lost by container ship

Dutch, Germans recover cargo lost by container ship A load of risky chemicals that fell off one of the world's largest container ships into the North Sea washed up on a Dutch beach on Thursday, and more debris was expected to land overnight, officials said. Dutch media say people on the islands have found an array of items from Ikea furniture to light bulbs. The Panama-registered MSC Zoe shed the containers, containing mostly toys, IKEA f... [Full Article...]

Five teenagers dead after fire in 'escape room' in Poland

Five teenagers dead after fire in 'escape room' in Poland Police secure a scene of a fire in Koszalin, Poland , Jan. 4, 2019. In a follow-up tweet he demanded that the cause of the fire "must be fully explained". Regarded as an intellectual challenge, the games are highly popular among teenagers in Poland. Brudzinski said the families of the victims had the full support of the government and said he had ordered fire controls to be initiated in all "... [Full Article...]

Federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises

The guidance issued Friday night by Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, stated that the 2018 pay freeze for certain political officials would be "generally applicable in applying the pay freeze in 2019". [Full Article...]

Federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises

The guidance issued Friday night by Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, stated that the 2018 pay freeze for certain political officials would be "generally applicable in applying the pay freeze in 2019". [Full Article...]

Seven killed after fiery crash, petrol spill on Florida motorway

Seven killed after fiery crash, petrol spill on Florida motorway Riordan. A fifth vehicle was involved in the crash as it came through and may have struck some of the debris or people who had been ejected from other vehicles. Interstate 75 is shut down both directions after a wreck with multiple fatalities on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. The children were identified as Cierra Bordelan, 9; Briena Descant, 10; Cara Descant, 13; Joel Cloud, 14; and Jeremiah Warren,... [Full Article...]

Trump takes a jibe at Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan

Trump takes a jibe at Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan But you know what? "They should be fighting", Trump said. "Library! That's, like, five hours of what we spend (in Afghanistan)", said the president. "They went into being called Russian Federation again as opposed to the Soviet Union", he added. During his freewheeling, 90-minute cabinet meeting Wednesday, President Donald Trump briefly argued that the Soviet Union "was right" to invade Af... [Full Article...]

Federal court extends Mueller grand jury for up to 6 months

Federal court extends Mueller grand jury for up to 6 months Mr. Mueller is using the 23-person federal grand jury to conduct his investigation into Russian interference and other matters, leading to the indictment of some of President Trump's campaign officials. Just Thursday prosecutors asked a federal judge to allow submission of a sealed brief concerning a " matter occurring before the grand jury ". Mueller could impanel a new grand jury if work rem... [Full Article...]

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins pledges playoff game check to family of Jazmine Barnes

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins pledges playoff game check to family of Jazmine Barnes The man is described as a thin white male in his 30s or 40s. The Harris County Sheriff's Office also released an enhanced surveillance video of the suspect's pickup. In addition to the support in covering immediate funeral costs-and in King and Merritt's reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect-Barnes's family has also set up a GoFundMe account for those who wish to contribute... [Full Article...]

Quadrantid shower: How to watch 2019's first meteors tonight

For viewers in North America, the Quadrantids will peak at the wrong time relative to Earth's rotation. The Quadrantid shower lasts for weeks, but it has a very narrow peak of a few hours with maximum activity. It is not now included on the International Astronomical Union's list of constellations. The shower favors Europe this year, with the highest activity predicted for about 2 a.m. [Full Article...]

Fourteen-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder After Crash Kills Woman

Fourteen-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder After Crash Kills Woman A 14-year-old classmate of the teen told Click2Houston that she was flabbergasted that the boy even attempted to drive his father's vehicle. Police allege the that before the crash, the suspect and the other passengers were throwing eggs at passing cars when one auto chased them, Gonzalez said in a separate tweet . [Full Article...]

US national debt reaches a new high under Trump

US national debt reaches a new high under Trump After congratulating Pelosi for becoming Speaker of the House, President Trump insisted on the importance of a border wall. "We can disagree about a lot of things but we can agree maybe now is the time to get serious about the deficit", Hassett said. [Full Article...]

Inside the Scientology headquarters where a 'beloved member' was fatally stabbed

Inside the Scientology headquarters where a 'beloved member' was fatally stabbed Doctors couldn't save the 24-year-old Taiwanese national, killed during what's believed to be a church member's family dispute. Police were photographed taking evidence from the scene. After his mother told Scientology staff what had happened between them the day before, they chose to move him off the premises, a church source told the Telegraph. [Full Article...]

China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ executed for murder of 11 women and girls

China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ executed for murder of 11 women and girls In the period from 1988 to 2002 in the city of Baiyin , Gansu province, there have been 10 cases of rape with murder. After being arrested, Gao once told police that he repeatedly dumped genitals he cut off from victims' bodies into the Yellow River near his village. [Full Article...]

British government concerned after Russian Federation detains United Kingdom citizen on espionage charges

British government concerned after Russian Federation detains United Kingdom citizen on espionage charges United Kingdom foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed that the British embassy in Moscow had also offered consular assistance to the former soldier, who previously served in Iraq as a staff sergeant with the Marines. According to officials, Whelan has already reached out to Irish authorities with requests for assistance. The Foreign Ministry has gone to great lengths to paint Butina as a politi... [Full Article...]

Massive data leak targets German officials, including Merkel

Among them was Hajo Seppelt, an ARD investigative reporter who broke the story about alleged state-sponsored doping in Russian sports in 2016. The now-suspended Twitter account @_0rbit published the links daily in the style of an advent calendar, with each entry representing a "door", behind which was a link to new information. [Full Article...]

First Muslim women elected to US Congress take oath on holy Quran

First Muslim women elected to US Congress take oath on holy Quran Along with using the Quran, Tlaib "has said she will wear a Palestinian gown called a thobe for her swearing-in ceremony", CNN reported. Tlaib, who was one of two Muslim women sworn into Congress, made the remarks at a rally held by MoveOn near Capitol Hill, according to reporters at the event. [Full Article...]

India arrests 750 in flashpoint temple clashes

India arrests 750 in flashpoint temple clashes India's Supreme Court ordered a lifting of the ban in September. "This is a massive victory for the women of India", Manithi Selvi, who tried unsuccessfully to access the shrine last month, tells Al Jazeera's Saberin. "By this false dichotomy, Modi has revealed the true Hindu communal mindset which advocates gender equality for Muslim women but refuses to extend it to Hindu women", the edi... [Full Article...]

Videos show migrant children being slapped, dragged at since-shuttered Arizona shelter

Videos show migrant children being slapped, dragged at since-shuttered Arizona shelter The Republic reported that the sheriff's office originally found there was no grounds for referral to the attorney's office. The Republic said Southwest Key reported the incidents, which involved three children and numerous staffers, to local, state and federal authorities, but it wasn't clear whether the incidents were what led to the federal intervention. [Full Article...]

State Department issues new China travel warning

State Department issues new China travel warning The guidance warned that authorities in Beijing have used so-called "exit bans" to keep US citizens from leaving China, sometimes holding them "for years". It advises travelling on a United States passport with a valid Chinese visa and asking officials to notify the U.S. embassy immediately if you are detained or arrested. [Full Article...]


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