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PM Imran reaches Turkey on two-day visit

PM Imran reaches Turkey on two-day visit A delegation led by the Turkish Minister of Health Dr Fahrettin Koca that included health sector entrepreneurs called on the Prime Minister Imran Khan . He assured the Turkish business leaders of an investor-friendly environment in Pakistan under the PTI government. In a late-night address on Thursday to the Turkish business fraternity in Ankara, Prime Minister Khan invited Turkish businessme... [Full Article...]

Tourists hunker down as storm nears Thailand

Tourists hunker down as storm nears Thailand Off nearby Pattani province, one fisherman died and another was reported missing after their trawler sank in choppy waters yesterday, reported the Bangkok Post . "It is expected to downgrade to be a tropical depression", it added. The acting mayor of Koh Tao, one of Southeast Asia's finest diving spots, said boats to Chumphon on the mainland were crammed with tourists , but several thousand gu... [Full Article...]

China confirms trade talks with USA beginning Monday

China confirms trade talks with USA beginning Monday The US and China have exchanged tit-for-tat tariffs on more than $300 billion worth of goods in total two-way trade, locking them in a conflict that has begun to eat into profits and contributed to stock market plunges. Growth is expected by the government to have eased to around 6.5% in 2018, down from 6.9% in 2017. American officials worry those might erode USA industrial leadership. [Full Article...]

Chemicals Found on Dutch Beach after Container Spill

Chemicals Found on Dutch Beach after Container Spill It's unclear if the goods were water damaged but residents of the islands have a centuries-old tradition of collecting what washes up onto the shore. The ship proceeded to Bremerhaven for cargo discharge operations. German authorities say two of them contained risky substances: organic peroxide in one case and lithium-ion batteries in the other. German maritime officials identified the ship... [Full Article...]

Democrats take power in House; impeachment talk flares

Democrats take power in House; impeachment talk flares Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib , who made history this week as one of the first two Muslim American women sworn in as members of Congress, has sent some people into spasms by talking about impeaching President Donald Trump and using a four-letter word in the process . [Full Article...]

The Vice President is Poised to Get a Raise This Year

The Vice President is Poised to Get a Raise This Year The pay freeze's expiration was discussed at length during a conference call Monday with officials at the Office of Management and Budget and the the Office of Personnel Management, who are meeting regularly to discuss issues caused by the shutdown. [Full Article...]

$100000 offered to find Jazmine Barnes' killer

$100000 offered to find Jazmine Barnes' killer In Texas , a manhunt is underway for the killer of Jazmine Barnes , a 7-year-old African-American girl gunned down while in a auto with her mother and three of her sisters. "You hate to hear what happened", Hopkins said. The driver of the pickup pulled alongside Washington's vehicle and fired inside, authorities have said. [Full Article...]

Judge Extends Mueller Grand Jury

Judge Extends Mueller Grand Jury District Court for the District of Columbia approved the extension , The New York Times reported, though she offered no details concerning the reason why. Still, Mariotti added, "we can conclude that Mueller has put a significant amount of testimony before a particular grand jury and believes that that testimony will likely result in charges within a six-month period". [Full Article...]

Massive data leak targets German officials including Angela Merkel

Massive data leak targets German officials including Angela Merkel It was unclear if the breach, which triggered an emergency meeting of the national cyber defence agency, was the result of a hack or a leak, an Interior Ministry spokesperson said. Apparently only the far-right Alternative for Germany ( AfD ) was spared from the data theft. The Twitter account describes itself with labels such as security research, artist and satire. [Full Article...]

14-year-old boy arrested on murder charge after fatal crash

14-year-old boy arrested on murder charge after fatal crash Police say a 14-year-old boy was driving an SUV 60 miles an hour through a red light when it crashed into a truck that killed a 45-year-old woman. The teen sustained a broken ankle in the crash, Gonzalez said. "I was like, oh my God, he is so young, why did he even drive that vehicle like he is", the teenage girl said. "They would be under the failure to stop and render aid resulting in death,... [Full Article...]

Victims of Deadly Florida Highway Crash Identified

Victims of Deadly Florida Highway Crash Identified The flames ripped through the vehicles on Interstate 75 including the van carrying kids to the world-famous theme park Disney World. Diesel fuel leaked and the mass erupted in a fireball. Vinnie DeVita said he was driving south and narrowly escaped the crash. "If I had stepped on the brake when I heard the noise, undoubtedly, I would have been in that accident", Mr DeVita said. [Full Article...]

US warns Iran on space launches

US warns Iran on space launches Iran's foreign minister rejected a warning from the United States against carrying out space vehicle launches, saying Tehran is not violating a United Nations resolution. "We won't stand by while the regime threatens global security", Pompeo had tweeted on Thursday. "We advise the regime to reconsider these provocative launches and cease all activities related to ballistic missiles in o... [Full Article...]

USS Cole bomber Jamal al-Badawi targeted in Yemen air strike

William Urban at U.S. Central Command headquarters, said Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 that the Jan. 1 airstrike targeted Jamal al-Badawi. A US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told CNN on Friday that Al-Badawi was struck while driving alone in a vehicle. [Full Article...]

Five teens die in Poland escape room blaze

Five teens die in Poland escape room blaze A police spokeswoman in the city of Koszalin, Monika Kosiec, said the victims were probably celebrating one of their birthdays. She said a 25-year-old man was in hospital being treated for burns and had not yet been questioned by investigators probing the cause of the fire. [Full Article...]

India rejects Trump's 'sermons' on Afghan, says it is building lives

India rejects Trump's 'sermons' on Afghan, says it is building lives In a statement issued after the meeting, the Ministry of External Affairs said that Mohib briefed the Indian side on the security situation, the holding of parliamentary elections and the scheduled presidential elections, and efforts of the Afghanistan government for peace and reconciliation. [Full Article...]

Far-right Leader Bolsonaro Sworn In As Brazil’s President

Far-right Leader Bolsonaro Sworn In As Brazil’s President The gift to the powerful agribusiness sector enraged environmentalists already anxious by Bolsonaro's plans to loosen protections of the Amazon rainforest and remove Brazil's support for the Paris Agreement on climate change. Many investors, however, remain optimistic that Bolsonaro's economic team will succeed in passing reforms needed to reduce the deficit and restore confidence and growth to a ... [Full Article...]

Teen Arrested After Double Stabbing at Sydney Church of Scientology

Teen Arrested After Double Stabbing at Sydney Church of Scientology He later died at an area hospital. The second alleged victim, a 30-year-old man, was treated for minor cuts to his hands but has since been released from hospital and is expected to give a police statement as soon as he is well enough. Doctors couldn't save the 24-year-old Taiwanese national, killed during what's believed to be a church member's family dispute. "We will continue to fully co-op... [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 Hunt said the USA was "leading the case" and the United Kingdom has offered consular assistance. The minimal amount of information provided by Russia - which is on holiday until after the Russian Orthodox Church marks Christmas on Monday - only adds to the intrigue. [Full Article...]

Women form 385-mile human wall to protest period shaming

Women form 385-mile human wall to protest period shaming Several districts witnessed widespread incidents of violence and vandalism as members belonging to Hindu fringe groups went on a rampage to protest the entry of two women into the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala . That changed a few months ago when the Indian Supreme Court decided that banning women in this manner was discriminatory. On Thursday, Vijayan accused the BJP and the RSS of... [Full Article...]

Trump ready for USA shutdown to last 'for years'

Trump ready for USA shutdown to last 'for years' Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado said Congress should pass bipartisan bills to fund government "while we continue to fight for more border security money". Her spokesman, Denzel McCampbell, said in a statement that Tlaib, one of only two Muslim women in Congress, "was elected to shake up Washington " and will not stay silent. [Full Article...]


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