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Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif jailed for seven years for graft

Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif jailed for seven years for graft Nawaz's sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz were also accused in the two remaining corruption references. The Supreme Court disqualified Sharif from politics for life over the allegations past year, and directed an anti-corruption body to investigate three different charges regarding his family's properties and businesses. [Full Article...]

Searchers look for victims; tsunami toll now 280

Searchers look for victims; tsunami toll now 280 He was attending his office' annual family gathering at a venue close to Tanjung Lesung beach in Pandeglang when, just 20 meters from the shore, he saw a giant wave heading toward him with a thunderous sound. He said it's possible for an eruption to trigger a landslide above ground or beneath the ocean, both capable of producing waves. On Sunday, the volcano-which sits in the Sunda Strait be... [Full Article...]

What happens in a partial government shutdown

What happens in a partial government shutdown The Postal Service does not receive federal funds for its operations and will not be affected by a government shutdown . He also chastised Democratic leaders for lowering their counter offer instead of negotiating in good faith. Canyons of the Ancients National Monument encompasses 176,000 acres, or 275 square miles, of federal land under the Bureau of Land Management. He wrote that administrat... [Full Article...]

'Pentagon signs order for USA pullout from Syria'

'Pentagon signs order for USA pullout from Syria' We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition Brett McGurk resigning in protest. Experts and diplomats have warned that the USA withdrawal from northern Syria raises the risk of an ISIS resurgence. [Full Article...]

Trump Lashed Out at Whitaker Over Cohen Probes

Trump Lashed Out at Whitaker Over Cohen Probes The panel recommended Whitaker recuse himself, saying his past comments on the probe made the decision a "close call", but added it ultimately was not a requirement. However, the official said Whitaker can be briefed as the investigation moves forward, though there isn't a set timetable yet on when that might begin. [Full Article...]

Mulvaney says it's 'very possible' the shutdown continues to the next Congress

Mulvaney says it's 'very possible' the shutdown continues to the next Congress That meeting ended after 30 minutes with no resolution. Vice President Mike Pence returned to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday afternoon to make an offer to the chamber's top Democrat , Chuck Schumer of NY. More than half of those employees are deemed essential, such as US Secret Service agents and Transportation Security Administration airport agents, must work without pay, though retroactive ... [Full Article...]

Israel sees limits of Trump support with Syria pullout

Israel sees limits of Trump support with Syria pullout Trump said he and Erdogan also discussed "heavily expanded" trade between the United States and Turkey , after the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies' relationship went into a tailspin over the summer. So what do we know about this tweet this morning where President Trump basically announced that Secretary of Defense James Mattis will be leaving two months early? Erdogan said in a se... [Full Article...]

Met Éireann latest Christmas weather forecast for Santa on RTÉ

Met Éireann latest Christmas weather forecast for Santa on RTÉ Winds will become light this evening, with near calm winds expected for most of the overnight. This system is still. about four days out. Much of central IN will be IN the "warmer" side of the system, meaning more rain will likely mix IN the with snow showers on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Santa tracker will still run despite government shutdown

Santa tracker will still run despite government shutdown Regardless, NORAD is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, which is not included in the stopgap funding bill and has already been funded for the 2019 calendar year, The Hill reported . "There are Christmas carols in the background, everyone's very friendly, happy to be there", she said . This year the service is helping Santa Claus respond to the thousands of letters he receives from... [Full Article...]

Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as US readies pull-out

Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as US readies pull-out Earlier this month McGurk, a holdover from the Obama administration, said it would be " reckless " to consider that ISIS had been defeated. Trump played down the development, tweeting Saturday night that "I do not know" the envoy and it's a "nothing event". [Full Article...]

'Volcano tsunami' hits Indonesia beaches; at least 160 dead

'Volcano tsunami' hits Indonesia beaches; at least 160 dead Heavy equipment was being transported to badly-hit areas to help search for victims, Nugroho said , adding evacuation posts and public kitchens were being set up for evacuees. The aftermath of the tsunami is seen in Banten Province, Indonesia December 23, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. "There is debris littering the ground, crushed cars, crushed motorcycles", Red Cross off... [Full Article...]

Trump Scraps Trip, Partial Gov Shutdown Expected to Continue

Trump Scraps Trip, Partial Gov Shutdown Expected to Continue That will change in January when the House comes under Democratic control. Chuck Schumer of NY, said in a statement that Trump "threw a temper tantrum and convinced House Republicans to push our nation into a destructive Trump Shutdown in the middle of the holiday season". [Full Article...]

Mattis signs order detailing U.S. troop exit from Syria

Mattis signs order detailing U.S. troop exit from Syria Trump and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone on Sunday and "agreed to ensure coordination between their countries´ military , diplomatic and other officials to avoid a power vacuum which could result following any abuse of the withdrawal and transition phase in Syria", the Turkish presidency said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Pakistan says US troop withdrawal 'step forward' in Afghan peace effort

Pakistan says US troop withdrawal 'step forward' in Afghan peace effort Furhan Khalil, a 28-year-old linguist and photographer, said the USA drawdown "will affect the morale of our security forces and on the other hand improve the morale of the Taliban". Earlier on Thursday, Mr Trump's defence secretary, Jim Mattis, announced his resignation from his post. A spokeswoman for the Nato-led Resolute Support mission said it had not carried out any airstrikes in Kunar at... [Full Article...]

The Yellow Vest toll: Number of injured in French protests nearly 3,000

The Yellow Vest toll: Number of injured in French protests nearly 3,000 Speaking during a visit to Chad, Macro called for "order, calm and unity". "It needs harmony, unity, honest commitment to strong collective causes and we must heal the divisions", said the 41-year-old centrist, who has struggled to tamp down the anger of the working poor in small-town and rural France over falling spending power and policies seen as tilted toward the rich. [Full Article...]

Heavy Rain About Today But Settling Down In Time For Christmas

Heavy Rain About Today But Settling Down In Time For Christmas This means many will have a White Christmas . Things don't get much better on Boxing Day, with rain predicted. According to the Met Office , white Christmases were more frequent in the 18th and 19th centuries, and this has since decreased due to the higher temperatures. [Full Article...]

Kelsey Berreth’s Fiancé Patrick Frazee Arrested On First Degree Murder Charge

Kelsey Berreth’s Fiancé Patrick Frazee Arrested On First Degree Murder Charge ABC News has confirmed that Patrick Frazee , the fiancé of missing Woodland Park mom Kelsey Berreth , was taken into custody at his home in Teller County Friday morning, and authorities say they don't believe she is alive. Frazee has not spoken publicly but his attorney, Jeremy Loew, said last week that he was cooperating with law enforcement. Members of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation ... [Full Article...]

USA to Provide Additional Funding for Ukrainian Navy - State Dept

USA to Provide Additional Funding for Ukrainian Navy - State Dept On November 26, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law approving a presidential decree on the introduction of martial law for 30 days in ten regions of the country due to Russian Federation aggression. The vessel docked at the port of Odessa earlier this week. 'By continuing to work together, whether through training programmes or military exercises, we help Ukraine to stand up for our ... [Full Article...]

Afghan peace talks will produce "very positive" results

Afghan peace talks will produce After conclusion of the talks, Khalilzad flew to Islamabad and met Pakistan's army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. "Visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan's efforts for the Afghan peace process". "And meetings in this negotiations process shall continue today", it said. No further details have been available as to what exactly transpired in the Abu Dhabi meetings. [Full Article...]

Dispute to worldwide broadcaster: Russian Federation is considering legal action against BBC

Dispute to worldwide broadcaster: Russian Federation is considering legal action against BBC Earlier on Friday, the BBC said it worked in full compliance with Russia's laws and regulations to deliver independent news. The move comes the day after the United Kingdom regulator Ofcom warned it was considering sanctions against the Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT for breaching impartiality rules . [Full Article...]


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