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US House Democrats challenge Trump on shutdown

The House of Representatives first voted on Thursday to approve a stopgap spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would not allocate any new wall funding, in a rebuke to the President . It may be a new day and a new Congress, but ...

China mum on detained Canadian, queries status of employer

The three family members, all American citizens, arrived in China in June under USA passports to visit the ailing father of Liu's wife. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies , was arrested December 1 in Vancouver at the ...

United Nations rights office says Saudi trial in Khashoggi case 'not sufficient'

The prosecution also said it was awaiting a response to two formal letters requesting evidence from Turkey, where Khashoggi was murdered inside the kingdom´s Istanbul consulate on October 2 in a case that shocked the world. The murder, which the C...

First two Muslim women sworn into US Congress

Newly elected Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of MI is getting some pushback from fellow lawmakers on Capitol Hill after using a profanity Thursday evening when she said President Donald Trump should be impeached . Another pro-Republican account c...

Rep. Crenshaw: Wall Crucial Part of Border Security

Vice President Mike Pence said "I want to thank you for the strong stand you have taken on border security", adding the administration "is ready to deal , we have an offer on the table". It is being held in the White House's secure "Situation Room...

Kim Jong Un warns 'Washington not to test North Korean's patience'

Mr Kim was referring to his summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June, when he said he had "fruitful talks" and "exchanged constructive ideas". "U.S. negotiators should move decisively in the new year to find out how far Kim is wil...

North Korean leader vows to visit Seoul: Cheong Wa Dae

In recent months, South Korean fan clubs of the leader have reportedly sprung up as the South anticipates frequent visits from as ties warm up between the two countries. Kim said in the letter that he was sorry his visit to Seoul did not take place ...

Elizabeth Warren takes major step toward a 2020 presidential run

Warren's criticism of Trump's trade policies, erosion of consumer protections, and openness to authoritarian regimes has drawn his attention, and his disdain. Warren's Native American heritage has been heavily scrutinized since she released a DNA r...

USA spy captured in Moscow

Russia's Tass news agency said Whelan faces between 10 and 20 years in jail if found guilty. "Russia's obligations under the Vienna Convention require them to provide consular access", the State Department said. Tensions between Moscow and Washin...

Alberta teacher Sarah McIver returned to Canada after arrest in China

The appellate court ruled that the jail sentence handed down by the lower court was "obviously inappropriate" because Schellenberg is accused of "playing an important role" in what may be an worldwide drug smuggling ring, the court's announcement sai...

White House chief: Trump not building a 'wall'

Asked on Sunday if the President will sign or veto a bill that Democrats pass, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told CNN's Dana Bash on " State of the Union " that "it depends what's in it", but added that Trump is "ready to negotiate".

Trump threatens to seal US-Mexico border if wall is not built

Opponents, especially in the Democratic party but also some in Trump's Republican party, say that a physical wall is impractical and that the idea is being used as a political tool to whip up xenophobia in Trump's right-wing voter base. "Nancy Pelo...

Mulvaney: Pelosi stalling shutdown talks over House speaker bid

Any formula to fully fund the USA government will have to be approved by both houses of Congress and signed by Trump . "He canceled his plans for Christmas, now he's canceled his plans for New Year's", Mulvaney said. Representative Hakeem Jeffries...

Trump makes surprise visit to USA troops in Iraq

Similarly, the Bina parliamentary bloc denounced Trump's trip to Iraq , saying, it was "a flagrant and clear violation of diplomatic norms and shows his disdain and hostility in his dealings with the Iraqi government". In Iraq following the visit, p...

Trump Returns to U.S. from Surprise Trip to Iraq

The president reportedly said that he has "no plans at all" to remove US troops from Iraq, but is planning to remove USA troops from Syria and Afghanistan . "A lot of people are going to come around to my way of thinking", Trump said of his decisi...

MSNBC Panelist Attacks Trump For Visiting Troops In Iraq

He said that's a job that should be shouldered by other rich nations - reiterating his America First policies and an ideology that challenges America's roles as global cop. All of roughly 2,000 American troops were ordered out of Syria, Fox News was...

US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Surgery

The nodules on her lung were found during X-rays and other tests Ginsburg had after she fractured ribs in a fall in her Supreme Court office on November 7, the court said. No additional treatment is now planned, it said. The two malignant nodules...

Guatemalan boy detained at border dies in U.S. custody

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died earlier this month after being apprehended by border agents. He said the order will focus on children under 10. U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday the partial government shutdown would not end until he...

Mattis Signs Order to Withdraw US Troops From Syria

While Mattis' resignation followed Trump's announcement that he would soon pull all of the approximately 2,000 USA troops out of Syria, officials said that the resignation was the result of an accumulation of disagreements. "Some thought I shouldn'...

Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held Syrian town

But Trump, who was irked by the attention given to Mattis' letter, said Deputy Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan would take over on an acting basis from 1 January. He added the troop withdrawal endangers Kurdish fighters, who were instrumental i...

White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

Republican and Democratic senators alike expressed grave concern about Mattis's departure, which was spurred by Trump's decision to pull us troops from Syria, despite the objections of military leaders and his own defense secretary. President Donal...

United States government shutdown could stretch to Thursday

The President, determined to get $5 billion for his proposed border wall between the USA and Mexico, has flip-flopped between taking credit for the shutdown and blaming Democrats . Those deemed "essential" are spared but employees of the rest (aro...

Colorado police arrest fiance of woman who disappeared

Earlier this week, investigators were seen again at Frazee's ranch and conducted a second search of Berreth's home . But authorities declined to say whether they had found the body of Kelsey Berreth , 29, what led to the arrest of Patrick Michael...

U.S. Indicts Two Chinese Hackers on Economic Espionage Charges

Regardless of any actual crimes they may have committed, the charges brought against China's hackers Thursday will undoubtedly play a role in the negotiations. "We want China to cease its illegal cyber activities and honor its commitment to the world...

Bill O’Reilly Slammed for Tweet on Ginsburg After Surgery

Arberg said that according to the thoracic surgeon, Dr. Valerie Rusch , "both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant". ( Ginsburg cracked three ribs after falling in her office, the Associated Press reported, forcing her to...

Trump Says Shutdown 'Totally Up To The Democrats'

Mr. Trump's veto vow sent House Republicans scrambling . GOP leaders - who didn't think they could get a majority of votes for the border wall - sweetened the bill by adding nearly $8 billion in disaster relief money, to help areas in the So...

First Step clears first hurdle in Senate in win for Trump

An inmate stands at his cell door at a maximum security facility in Arizona. "The First Step Act", Grassley said, "takes lessons from history and from states - our laboratories of democracy - to reduce crime, save taxpayer dollars and strengthen fa...

Corbyn denies calling May 'stupid woman'

A few hours later, after consulting what he called "lip speakers" Bercow told MPs that nobody could know for sure what Corbyn said and his denial must be accepted. The angry scenes will do little to help the prime minister secure the cross-party agre...

Stopgap spending bill looks like more business as usual

The White House suggested earlier on Thursday that Trump was not on-board with the critical spending agreement because it lacked billions of dollars for "steel slats or a wall" at the Mexican border. "Boy, we can't have government shutdown ". Th...

Flynn associate arrested on illegal lobbying charges

Flynn's former partner, Bijan Rafiekian , was indicted on two criminal counts in the Eastern District of Virginia, including conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, according to an indictment unsealed on Monday. Alptekin, who holds ...

Turkey's planned Syria operation 'grave concern'

Mattis also used the informal session to announce that small units from among the estimated 2,000 US troops in Syria would move north to set up observation posts near the Turkey-Syria border. The alarming statements from Erdogan marked the latest s...

Accused Russian agent pleads guilty to conspiracy

As part of the plea agreement , she is expected to cooperate with prosecutors during an ongoing investigation, according to USA media reports . Nevertheless, with a guilty plea , Butina became the first Russian citizen to be convicted of working...

Labour plan to 'throw kitchen sink' to force May into Brexit vote

Less than four months before Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, the country's exit is in chaos. "This Government is a farce, the Tory party is in chaos, the Prime Minister is a disgrace", Scottish National Party leader Ian Bl...

Theresa May postpones Brexit deal vote

MPs could now have to wait until January 21, 2019 to vote on the government's beleaguered deal, May announced in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon. She spoke with presidents Donald Tusk, Jean-Claude Juncker, she spoke with Leo Varadkar, she sp...

European Union says it won’t budge on Brexit deal amid chaos in Britain

The threshold of 48 letters calling for a leadership vote from Tory MPs was passed, triggering a vote of no confidence. It comes days after May postponed a vote to approve the divorce deal to avoid all-but-certain defeat in the House. But the BBC's ...

Finance minister slams France’s ‘yellow vest’ protests as disaster for economy

Gregory Caray, owner of two furniture shops in the heart of Paris , said he was relieved to see that his shop had not been vandalised, but the protective wooden boards over its windows were plastered with graffiti. (AFP photo)Prime Minister Edouar...

Trump considering 4 to be next chief of staff

Ayers , who has young triplets, had long planned to leave the administration at the end of the year, and had only agreed to serve in an interim basis through next spring. President Trump says White House chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job...

Trump chooses army general to lead Joint Chiefs of Staff

Mr. Trump re-nominated him in 2017 for a second term. Investigators working with special counsel Robert Mueller have grilled White House chief of staff John Kelly as part of their investigation into whether President Donald Trump has been attempt...

Huawei CFO Wanted by United States for Fraud, Bail Hearing Told

Two state-run media outlets in China have come out with blistering attacks on the U.S. related to the arrest in recent days of Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou , who faces extradition here, saying the arrest is just a backdoor way for the USA to try to...

Facebook allowed tech firms special access to user data, documents show

A UK Parliament committee accused Facebook on Wednesday of cutting special deals with some advertisers to give them more access to data as it released 250 pages worth of documents on the tech giant's internal discussions about the value of users' p...

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Weather Forecaster Warns Of "Snow Bomb" Hitting UK This Week

Three to five centimeters of snow is predicted, with up to 10 cm in a few places . Lines of showers run in from the west during Tuesday bringing wintry showers and a cold front en...

Acting AG says Mueller’s probe is ‘close to being completed’

If confirmed by the Senate , Barr would oversee Mueller's investigation into whether Trump's 2016 presidential campaign conspired with Russian Federation . William Barr , Trump's ...

Stone Cold Theory: Pence and Trump Will Both Be Charged

He added that he would define the level of cooperation with Mueller's investigation after his lawyers "discuss something". On Sunday, Stone said he was "mindful" of Mueller's "ab...

Before inauguration, Trump contacted Russia, Wikileaks at least 100 times

This aggressive response to being arrested was foreshadowed when Stone spoke to reporters outside a courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Friday and said that he had been "falsely a...

Wind chill advisory for Richland County on Friday morning

A strong clipper system will sweep across the country ushering in the bitterly cold air and life-threatening wind chills. With wind chill warnings come a higher potential for fro...

Nigeria opposition party pauses election campaign over suspension of judge

The President suspended Onnoghen on Friday and appointed Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed to take his position, although in acting capacity. Buhari said he was acting in accordance w...

Florida elections chief resigns when blackface photos emerge

Mr Ertel was Seminole County supervisor of elections for 14 years, winning four elections to the role. He also worked as a public information officer for both the Seminole Coun...

3-year-old boy goes missing from grandmother's backyard

A release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation said he was discovered by a professional search and rescue crew in Craven County. Authorities said the boy appeared to be ...

Women’s March Leader Refuses to Acknowledge Israel’s Right to Exist

Saturday's event came a day after Women's March leaders unveiled a 10-prong political platform that the group says will outline "realistically achievable" priorities, such as...

Forecast: Cold Monday, More Moderate This Week

By Monday , we will see slightly less cold air begin to return to the region, with highs climbing into the middle and even upper 20s. However, still, 10-15 degrees below normal fo...

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Extreme cold warning issued for region

Extreme cold warning issued for region

Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning Sunday afternoon for London and Middlesex County, with frigid temperatures expected to continue all day Monday. Risks are grea...

Trump offers immigration protection in exchange for border wall

Trump offers immigration protection in exchange for border wall

In return, Trump again requested US$5.7 billion for a "strategic deployment of physical barriers" at the US-Mexico border. "Whether it's personal or not, it's not personal for me...

Ghana: Government Condemns Murder of Tiger Eye PI Undercover Journalist

Ghana: Government Condemns Murder of Tiger Eye PI Undercover Journalist

Explaining his opinion on the matter, Hank Johnson who is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district said the value of Ahmed Suale's work and America's princi...

On Day 28, no sign of end to US partial government shutdown

On Day 28, no sign of end to US partial government shutdown

The House has passed spending bills that would fund the government but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has refused to take up the bills. Phillips said the group w...

Several inches of snow in this weekend’s forecast

Several inches of snow in this weekend’s forecast

Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches expected. That storm will be followed by a freeze-up as a blast of Arctic Air will bring the coldest air of the season. It's heavy for a...