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George HW Bush's service dog Sully pays touching last tribute

George HW Bush's service dog Sully pays touching last tribute The official ceremonies honoring the late George H.W. Bush began Monday as his family watched members of the U.S. Secret Service carry his casket from a funeral chapel in Houston to a waiting hearse. Once Bush lies in state, his casket will be transported by motorcade on Wednesday morning to the National Cathedral, where a state funeral will be held. [Full Article...]

Yemeni government, Houthis sign prisoner swap deal

Yemeni government, Houthis sign prisoner swap deal No exact date has been announced yet for the start of the first peace talks on Yemen since 2016. UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock , has said that the talks are not likely to be easy or quick. If the negotiations show results, "it is possible that we could find by the second half of the year that the extreme edge could get taken off the suffering of those people ... [Full Article...]

More than 20 hospitalized after deadly bus crash near Benton, Ar

More than 20 hospitalized after deadly bus crash near Benton, Ar First responders are on the scene of a charter bus crash that left one child dead. It is unknown how many of those injured are children and how many are adult chaperones. At this point, the cause of the crash remains unknown. He said the four remaining children were stable and expected to fully recover from their injuries. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka court puts PM's position on hold

Sri Lanka court puts PM's position on hold Sri Lanka's toppled premier likened the president to Hitler on Tuesday as he demanded to be reinstated, nearly six weeks into a paralysing political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation. Sirisena had complained about sharp political differences with Wickremesinghe. The justices are expected to make a final decision on that move on Friday. [Full Article...]

Chris Dawson's family 'disappointed' over arrest for murder of Lynette

Chris Dawson's family 'disappointed' over arrest for murder of Lynette Some of the additional material surfaced as a result of The Australian newspaper's investigative podcast The Teacher's Pet . Mother-of-two Lyn Dawson, was last seen on Sydney's northern beaches 36-years-ago. As fans of the podcast will know, her husband Chris, a former rugby player and PE teacher at a local high school has always been suspected of involvement. [Full Article...]

Giuliani's Twitter typo used to abuse President Trump

Giuliani's Twitter typo used to abuse President Trump The odd circumstance started when Giuliani tweeted criticism of the timing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller that neglected to include a necessary space after a period that followed "G-20". Well, Giuliani responded on Tuesday night by blaming Twitter for allowing this to happen and by making fun of Time Magazine. Demonstrating a lack of understanding of how web hyperlinks work, he added: "... [Full Article...]

National Republican Congressional Committee Reportedly Hit by ‘Major Hack’ Earlier This Year

National Republican Congressional Committee Reportedly Hit by ‘Major Hack’ Earlier This Year Committee spokesman Ian Prior says Tuesday that the intrusion was by an "unknown entity", but an internal investigation also has been launched. "An internal investigation was initiated and the FBI was alerted to the attack, said the officials, who requested anonymity to discuss the incident", Politico reported . [Full Article...]

AgustaWestland chopper scam: Christian Michel being taken to CBI HQ

AgustaWestland chopper scam: Christian Michel being taken to CBI HQ Christian Michel James, the alleged middleman in politically-sensitive Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, was brought to India late on Tuesday night following his extradition by the UAE, the CBI said. The case pertains to the alleged money laundering in the Rs 3,600-crore deal through many channels to favour UK-based AgustaWestland. Former IAF Chief S P Tyagi was also chargesheet... [Full Article...]

Uttar Pradesh: Cop Among Two Killed In Clashes Over Cow Slaughter Rumour

Uttar Pradesh: Cop Among Two Killed In Clashes Over Cow Slaughter Rumour He was transferred from Dadri to Varanasi after the Akhlaq case and was later promoted as SHO Vrindavan in Mathura before posting in Bulandshahr . Most of the rioters hail from these villages which are situated within 3 km from the epicentre of the riots at the Chingrawati police outpost. [Full Article...]

Pompeo says USA will suspend arms pact over Russia's 'cheating'

Pompeo says USA will suspend arms pact over Russia's 'cheating' Britain's chief of the defence staff, General Sir Nick Carter, has also said Russian Federation is in breach of the agreement - telling MPs "we need to call them out" for a deployment of "systems which break the 500km to 5,000km range". "Russia's violation of the INF Treaty erodes the foundations of effective arms control and undermines Allied security". According to some reports, the German chanc... [Full Article...]

Migrants jump border fence in Tijuana to try to reach US

Migrants jump border fence in Tijuana to try to reach US The group was observed coming down on the U.S. side of the wall by a Border Patrol camera operator. It was not clear whether the group would face charges and deportation or if they had requested asylum in the United States. One child and his mother got over the fence and ran up the hill behind. Some migrants may hope to defeat the odds and penetrate one of the most fortified sections of the ... [Full Article...]

Taiwan passport 28th most powerful in Arton Capital rankings | Economics

Taiwan passport 28th most powerful in Arton Capital rankings | Economics In another similar ranking, Pakistan passport was also named third worst and placed at 104 spot in the Henley Passport Index 2018. Taiwan's passport can be used to visit 86 countries visa-free and 45 countries with a visa on arrival, and the total of 131 countries gave it a passport power rank of 28th in the world, the rankings showed. [Full Article...]

Trump says China to "reduce and remove" tariffs on US-made cars

Trump says China to China has agreed to "reduce and remove" the 40-percent tariff it slaps on new cars imported from the United States, president Donald Trump wrote in a Twitter post. Specifically, China highlighted that the two leaders plan to visit each other's countries at some point and that both sides would work toward scrapping all tariffs to reach a mutually beneficial, win-win agreement. [Full Article...]

Magnitude Quake Strikes Off New Caledonia, Evacuation Underway

Magnitude Quake Strikes Off New Caledonia, Evacuation Underway New Zealand officials issued a statement saying there was no tsumani threat to New Zealand. They said initial tsunami waves could arrive between 4:42pm UTC and 5:39pm UTC but warned that the actual arrival time of the wave could differ from this and warned that "a tsunami is a series of waves and the time between waves can be five minutes to one hour" and that the initial wave may not be t... [Full Article...]

‘A Smoking Saw’: US Senators Leave CIA Briefing Convinced MBS Killed Khashoggi

‘A Smoking Saw’: US Senators Leave CIA Briefing Convinced MBS Killed Khashoggi In contrast to statements from President Donald Trump-who has said "we may never know" if the crown prince was culpable-several senators came out of the briefing saying they were more convinced than ever. Some senators had accused the White House of barring Haspel's participation in last week's briefing with Pompeo and Mattis. "If we abandon Saudi Arabia, it would be a awful mistake", Trump ... [Full Article...]

U.S. sets deadline for Russian Federation, warns it may quit nuclear pact

U.S. sets deadline for Russian Federation, warns it may quit nuclear pact A state department spokesperson said: "The United States announced a suspension of its obligations, effective 60 days after December 4, unless Russian Federation returns to full and verifiable compliance , as a remedy under customary global law for Russia's material breach". [Full Article...]

Robert Mueller Has Filed Michael Flynn’s Sentencing Memo (READ IT)

Robert Mueller Has Filed Michael Flynn’s Sentencing Memo (READ IT) Prosecutors on Tuesday filed a sentencing memorandum in the case of Flynn, who pleaded guilty past year to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding conversations about sanctions with the Russian ambassador. CNN's Manu Raju observed that Trump is offering a "big signal here" that he could pardon Stone and is "encouraging him not to cooperate". He faces a maximum sentence of five ye... [Full Article...]

Trump Sees a Meeting With North Korea's Kim as Soon as January

Trump Sees a Meeting With North Korea's Kim as Soon as January The content of this image is as provided and can not be independently verified. Trump said, "I think we're going to do one fairly (soon) - you know, into January, February, I think", while travelling back from Argentina after G20 summit . [Full Article...]

United Kingdom 'may unilaterally withdraw from Brexit'

Although his opinion is not binding, the ECJ tends to follow the advocate general's stance in its final rulings. May has secured an agreement with European Union leaders that will see Britain leave the bloc in March next year with continued close trade ties, but the odds look stacked against her getting it through a deeply divided British parliament. [Full Article...]

US Defence Secretary flays Russian Federation over Ukraine confrontation

US Defence Secretary flays Russian Federation over Ukraine confrontation Russian President Vladimir Putin "tried again to muck around in our elections this last month, and we are seeing a continued effort along those lines", Mattis told an audience at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California on Saturday. [Full Article...]


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