Manafort tried to make deal with Ecuador to hand over Julian Assange

Paul Manafort, US President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman who awaits sentencing for lying to federal investigators in breach of a plea agreement, flew to Ecuador to help negotiate a deal for the handover of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ... More..

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Russian Navy Escorted US Warship Near Contested Pacific Waters
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Russian Navy Escorted US Warship Near Contested Pacific Waters

It is the first time since 1987 when a USA warship conducted a freedom of navigation operation close to Russian territorial waters in the Peter the Great Bay, the navy official boasted. Tensions between the two...More..

Satellite images show activity at North Korean missile base
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Satellite images show activity at North Korean missile base

According to CNN, the imagery offers evidence the Yeongjeo-dong missile base and a nearby, previously unreported site remain active and have been continuously upgraded. "Construction on the previously unidentif...More..

Security guard detained in murder of Florida woman at Costa Rican property
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Security guard detained in murder of Florida woman at Costa Rican property

The body of Carla Stefaniak, a United States citizen reported missing while on vacation in Costa Rica, has been found, her family confirmed, as authorities announced a suspect is in custody in the case. Espin...More..

China vows quick trade deal as Trump sends mixed signals
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

China vows quick trade deal as Trump sends mixed signals

Rudd said that by March Trump will have a better handle on whether the U.S. Fed's rate hikes have softened his economy - helping determine the extent to which the U.S. Pompeo said in Brussels on Tuesday the...More..

Three dead in Iran terror attack
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Three dead in Iran terror attack

Chabahar city governor Rahmdel Bameri said many people were also wounded in the 10 am (0630 GMT) attack. State television reported shooting in the area shortly after the explosion. In 2010, two suicide bomber...More..

Luxembourg To Make All Public Transport Free Across The Country
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Luxembourg To Make All Public Transport Free Across The Country

Re-elected Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel will make all public transport in his country free from next Summer. The foreign policy of the European Union's wealthiest but second smallest state is unl...More..

Einstein letter doubting God auctioned for $2.89m
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Einstein letter doubting God auctioned for $2.89m

The one-and-a-half-page letter, written in 1954 in German and addressed to the philosopher Eric Gutkind, contains reflections on God, the Bible and Judaism. The letter is a definitive statement in the debate ab...More..

'Not a Smoking Gun...A Smoking Saw': Senators Convinced on Khashoggi Killing
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

'Not a Smoking Gun...A Smoking Saw': Senators Convinced on Khashoggi Killing

Noting that, based on the structure of the Saudi state, "you could not put this thing together without [Mohammed bin Salman's] knowledge", Ahmed said that "probably more people are involved" and that future i...More..

Colorado boy, 9, beats his town in snowball fight
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Colorado boy, 9, beats his town in snowball fight

That is, until Dane came along. Dane Best of Severance, Colorado made his argument at a meeting of the town board Monday night, leading the members to unanimously lift the ban. Although he faced hard questi...More..

Saudi Coalition to Allow Evacuation of Injured Houthis From Yemen
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Saudi Coalition to Allow Evacuation of Injured Houthis From Yemen

The departure of the 12-member delegation headed by Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani followed the arrival in Sweden of the rebel negotiating team. In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told CBC News...More..

European Union fails to reach digital tax agreement
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

European Union fails to reach digital tax agreement

He urged the European Union to reach a compromise on the revenue levy for digital giants by March. On Tuesday, France and Germany tabled a new plan that would see a three percent tax imposed on advertising sa...More..

Kamala Harris Warns 2020 Campaign Is 'Going to Be Ugly'
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Kamala Harris Warns 2020 Campaign Is 'Going to Be Ugly'

If she decides to run for president, she'll face what is expected to be a crowded Democratic field. Harris' husband was in the audience, per the report, and she expressed an awareness of what a potential firs...More..

Amid US sanctions, Iran threatens again to close key strait
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Amid US sanctions, Iran threatens again to close key strait

Shia cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda grabbed headlines at the time by declaring , "If Iran decides, a single drop of this region's oil will not be exported and in 90 minutes all Persian Gulf countries will...More..

SKorea's Moon still hopes to host Kim this year
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

SKorea's Moon still hopes to host Kim this year

Kim sharply raised tensions with nuclear and missile tests last year, but suddenly reached out to South Korea and the United States this year with a vague nuclear disarmament pledge. "We're getting along very w...More..

USA takes aim at China, Iran, Russia over treaty violations
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

USA takes aim at China, Iran, Russia over treaty violations

On Saturday, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said that Tehran had tested a medium-range ballistic missile in breach of the United Nations resolution. "It is a grave and escalating threat, and nations aroun...More..

Search under way after US military aircraft ‘mishap’ off Japan
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Search under way after US military aircraft ‘mishap’ off Japan

The Marine Corps tweeted that the incident occurred at about 02:00 on Thursday (17:00 GMT Wednesday). It was unclear if USA military officials were also assisting with the search. The Marine Corps has punis...More..

Victims of crime at Global Citizens concert urged to come forward
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Victims of crime at Global Citizens concert urged to come forward

The Global Citizen Festival is hosted by the Global Poverty Project, which works to combat extreme poverty all over the world through education, advocacy and media. In a statement to TimesLIVE , national pol...More..

Crackdown on Italian mob prompts dozens of arrests in Europe
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Crackdown on Italian mob prompts dozens of arrests in Europe

Officials speak at a press conference detailing 'Operation Pollino, ' a coordinated effort to fight organized crime in Europe, in The Hague, Netherlands, on December 5, 2018. The suspects are thought to be key ...More..

Anxious father of missing British backpacker on his way to New Zealand
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Anxious father of missing British backpacker on his way to New Zealand

Mr Millane told Sky News their father was due to fly out on Wednesday evening and that they are receiving assistance from United Kingdom and New Zealand authorities. It has been shared thousands of times around...More..

PETA Gets Dogged For Tweet Demanding End To 'Anti-Animal Language'
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

PETA Gets Dogged For Tweet Demanding End To 'Anti-Animal Language'

Sometimes that means picking on people (who retaliate in the most hilarious ways ), and sometimes that means tweeting some wild sh*t that even the most strict vegan has to roast them for on Twitter . " ...More..

Facebook gave preferential access to data to certain companies, documents show
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Facebook gave preferential access to data to certain companies, documents show

Not all of the documents seized by the committee investigating fake news have been published. Mr Collins alleged that Facebook maintained "whitelisting agreements" which gave select companies preferential acc...More..

George Soros-backed university ‘forced out’ of Hungary
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

George Soros-backed university ‘forced out’ of Hungary

For almost three decades CEU has been a gateway to the West for thousands of students from ex-communist eastern Europe, offering USA -accredited degree programmes in an academic climate that celebrates free tho...More..

France mulls wealth-tax review as ‘yellow vest’ protests intensify
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

France mulls wealth-tax review as ‘yellow vest’ protests intensify

But Yellow vest spokesman Benjamin Cauchy said it was not good enough, as the movement wanted the taxes to be cancelled, not postponed. Arriving back from the G20 summit in Argentina, Macron rushed to the A...More..

George HW Bush's service dog Sully pays touching last tribute
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

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

Sully will accompany Bush's casket on its flight to Washington on December 3. Sully will now join the facility dog program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. A similar outpouring is anticipated ...More..

Teacher’s Pet subject Chris Dawson arrested over murder of Lyn Dawson
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Teacher’s Pet subject Chris Dawson arrested over murder of Lyn Dawson

The Teacher's Pet - the podcast made by journalists from The Australian newspaper - details a troubled marriage leading up to the disappearance and scrutinises the police response to it. Prior to his wife's ...More..

Trump confidant Stone won't give Senate documents or testify
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Trump confidant Stone won't give Senate documents or testify

Smith said in an emailed statement to Feinstein . "Stone has communicated over the past three years, and the " documents concerning " imprecision of the requests". Democrats have denounced WikiLeaks as a " R...More..

We are on to you, MI6 chief warns Moscow cyberattackers
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

We are on to you, MI6 chief warns Moscow cyberattackers

In order to keep Great Britain safe from rogue regimes intent on " perpetual confrontation " with the United Kingdom, M16 Chief Alex Younger is calling for a new era of spying, The Telegraph has reported. Arg...More..

Avenatti says he won’t run for president in 2020
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Avenatti says he won’t run for president in 2020

He added that he "will not rest until Trump is removed from office, and our republic and our values are restored". But he's had a hard few weeks, including his arrest on suspicion of felony domestic violence...More..

Mom and son scramble for safety as Alaska quake rattles home
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Mom and son scramble for safety as Alaska quake rattles home

The nearby Historic Federal Building, where the bankruptcy court is located, also is closed. But even as cleanup began, as many as 650 aftershocks continued to rock the area, Alaska State Seismologist Mike ...More..