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Conservative writer Bre Payton dies suddenly in San Diego at 26

Conservative writer Bre Payton dies suddenly in San Diego at 26 Before joining the Federalist , she worked at the conservative site Watchdog.org. Added Murtaugh in another tweet , "Rest in paradise you lovely soul". The family is asking for prayers and privacy at this time, the Federalist said . Payton, who was based in Washington, was in California this week guest-hosting a show on the One America News Network. [Full Article...]

DRC candidates snub peace pact on eve of vote

DRC candidates snub peace pact on eve of vote Scores of polling centres had not yet opened even hours after Congo's presidential election officially began, the electoral commission chief confirmed Sunday, as voters shouted "We wanted to vote!" and frustrated people walked away. Critics say delaying the vote in the three cities until after the victor is announced undermines the credibility of the election. Kabila's two-term constitutional limi... [Full Article...]

USA government shutdown to extend to 2019

USA government shutdown to extend to 2019 Members of Trump's inner circle have admitted as much, with outgoing chief of staff John Kelly saying in an interview published on Sunday the proposal for increased border security was "not a wall". Trump sparked fervent chants of "Build that wall!" at rallies before and after his election and more recently cited a lack of funding for a border wall as the reason for partially shutting down... [Full Article...]

Trump says ‘progress being made' With China after Xi call

Trump says ‘progress being made' With China after Xi call China on Sunday urged the United States to take more objective view of its pledge to take measures to bring down the bilateral trade deficit and said that the two countries should enhance strategic mutual trust and avoid "strategic mis-judgement". [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee ahead of 2020 presidential run

Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee ahead of 2020 presidential run Sen. Elizabeth Warren , D-Mass., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July 2016. On Monday morning, Warren, 69, sent an email to her supporters proclaiming her intention to create an exploratory committee; that will permit her to raise funds for her presidential bid and hire staff as well. [Full Article...]

Russian security agency arrests 'US spy' in Moscow

Russian security agency arrests 'US spy' in Moscow The Russian service has not shared any other details on the matter. The US Embassy in Moscow could not immediately be reached for comment. Butina faces up to six months in prison, followed by likely deportation. Tensions between Moscow and Washington have intensified since Russian Federation annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. "This is connected with the growth of Russia's ... [Full Article...]

Death toll in Philippines floods, landslides rises to 61

Death toll in Philippines floods, landslides rises to 61 A regional office of the disaster agency said it was working to confirm the deaths of 38 people in the Bicol region , located south of the main island of Luzon. "People were overconfident because they were on vacation mode and there was no tropical cyclone warning", Bicol civil defence director Claudio Yucot said. [Full Article...]

UAE rescue helicopter crash kills four

UAE rescue helicopter crash kills four Tourism authorities told local media they could not comment on the matter while an investigation. ordered by Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al-Qasimi, the ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, was ongoing. The fatal crash was captured on video near the world's longest zipline in the United Arab Emirates. Haitham Mattar, Chief Executive Officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: "We learned of the hel... [Full Article...]

At least three dead in Russian Federation building collapse

At least three dead in Russian Federation building collapse The building has partially collapsed and media in the southern city said cries for help could be heard underneath the rubble. According to the RIA News Agency , 110 people lived in the building. A suspected gas explosion in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk early Monday morning ripped through an apartment building, killing at least three people and burying dozens after a partial collapse of ... [Full Article...]

Merkel, Macron urge Russia to release Ukrainian sailors

Merkel, Macron urge Russia to release Ukrainian sailors Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has warned that Russia will face serious consequences if it attacks its neighbor Ukraine, days after and their crew members claiming they had entered Russian waters illegally. There were 24 Ukrainian sailors on board. They also demanded that Russian Federation release the Ukrainian sailors who were detained last month, along with two gunboats and a tugboat. [Full Article...]

Yemen's Houthis start redeployment in Hodeidah as part of U.N

Yemen's Houthis start redeployment in Hodeidah as part of U.N Yemen's warring parties agreed earlier this month to withdraw their forces from the Red Sea port city and institute a ceasefire during UN-sponsored talks in Sweden. Military officials from the government forces, which control some southern parts of the city of Hodeidah, said they needed time to establish if the Houthi forces had really withdrawn from the ports. [Full Article...]

Army: We are planning to relocate Baga residents to safer locations

Army: We are planning to relocate Baga residents to safer locations A top military intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the Nigerian Airforce sustained the aerial bombardments after a tactical withdrawal of troops from the military base. Nigerian authorities reported on Thursday that the fighters overran the multinational joint task force post (MNJTF) which lies in the fishing town of Baga, less than 10km from the Nigerian-Chad border, and sacked a naval base ... [Full Article...]

Tsunami warning after 6.9 magnitude quake rocks Philippines

Tsunami warning after 6.9 magnitude quake rocks Philippines Emergency officials reported that based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi from the natural disaster. A major undersea natural disaster measuring 7.2-magnitude on the Richter scale rocked Mindanao before noon Saturday, prompting the issuance of a tsunami warning off the coasts of the Philippines and neighboring Indonesia. [Full Article...]

Lion kills worker after escaping locked area at North Carolina conservatory

Lion kills worker after escaping locked area at North Carolina conservatory The centre added it was not immediately clear how the lion left the area that was supposed to be locked. It remains unclear how the lion managed to get out. "She was a handsome young woman who had just started her career, there was a bad accident, and we are mourning", Black's family said in a statement, according to news outlets. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump blames Democrats for deaths of migrant children at United States border

Kevin Andres, a Mexican migrant child from Oaxaca, crawls to get his backpack from the barbed wire after jumping the border fence to get into the us side, to San Diego, from Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, Dec. A group of Democratic lawmakers say that when Congress returns to Washington, D.C., next week they will "hold hearings and conduct oversight of the two deaths that occurred earlier this mo... [Full Article...]

Macron Plans to Crack Down on Tax Avoidance as Protests Ease

Macron Plans to Crack Down on Tax Avoidance as Protests Ease Protesters in Paris during the "yellow vest" protest on Sunday covered the iconic Eiffel Tower in thick black smoke, after riot police fired tear gas to disperse the violent crowds. They brandished French flags and placards with a range of demands. But people were also being urged to turn out on December 31, including for a show of force on the Champs Elysee, where revellers tend to gather for... [Full Article...]

Trump says 'big progress' made in talks with China

Farmers - and the lawmakers who represented them - anxious they would suffer the most under the trade war , which saw China tax products like soybeans and oranges. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last Sunday aimed to allay investor anxiety by announcing that he had held a conference call with major bank CEOs, but the comments were widely criticised by market watchers for raising new doubts. [Full Article...]

House leader: Dems won’t seat candidate in unresolved race

House leader: Dems won’t seat candidate in unresolved race One of the reasons Cooper gave for forming an interim board is so the ongoing investigation into elections fraud related to absentee ballots cast in the District 9 congressional race can continue uninterrupted. Mark Harris the victor of North Carolina's 9th Congressional District election". An attorney for Harris sent the elections board a letter Friday morning asking that Harris be named the v... [Full Article...]

Weather hampers efforts to inspect Indonesia tsunami volcano

Weather hampers efforts to inspect Indonesia tsunami volcano Gegar Prasetya, co-founder of the Tsunami Research Center Indonesia, said the severity of another potential tsunami could be less since satellite radar shows the volcano is now much smaller. Looking at the photos, it seems the entire southwest flank of the Anak Krakatau island volcano has disappeared, likely the result of a cataclysmic landslide triggered by ongoing eruptions. [Full Article...]

Encounter in J&K's Pulwama, 1 militant killed

Encounter in J&K's Pulwama, 1 militant killed Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the forces' personnel. On Friday, a LeT militant was killed in an encounter in Banderpora area of Pulwama . Later, in the day, hundreds of locals participated in the funeral prayers of the slain militants. [Full Article...]


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