Outgoing UN envoy makes final pitch for Syria constitution

Turkey , Russia and Iran say the first session for a new Syrian constitution will be held next year. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday: "We (have) always insisted on a political solution led and owned by Syrians... More..

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Canadian companies targeted in extensive hack by China: U.S
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Canadian companies targeted in extensive hack by China: U.S

The Justice Department also accused APT10 of stealing confidential data from the U.S. Navy, including personal data on more than 100,000 Navy personnel. "We want China to cease illegal cyber activities and hono...More..

Judge's rebuke of Flynn upends sentencing, prolongs case
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Judge's rebuke of Flynn upends sentencing, prolongs case

The hearing, though incomplete, marked a remarkable fall after a three-decade military career that included Flynn's tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and oversight of the Defense Intelligence Agency during the Ob...More..

Netanyahu Says Demands UN Condemn Hezbollah, Says Tunnels Are 'Act of War'
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Netanyahu Says Demands UN Condemn Hezbollah, Says Tunnels Are 'Act of War'

More than 1,125 Lebanese, a lot of them civilians, and 159 Israelis, including 43 civilians, were killed in that conflict. During the visit, they toured the border area and watched the work expose Hezbollah's...More..

Massive cargo ship runs aground off Cornish beach
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Massive cargo ship runs aground off Cornish beach

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency plans to refloat the bulk carrier. Handout photo taken with permission from the Twitter account of @NDK72 of lifeboats coming to the aid of the Kuzma Minin . "Tug on way, l...More..

Twitter warns of 'unusual activity' from China, S Arabia
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Twitter warns of 'unusual activity' from China, S Arabia

The surge in traffic came from individual IP addresses located in China and Saudi Arabia. Despite this, Twitter is unable to confirm if these IP addresses have ties to the state in the respective countries. In ...More..

Der Spiegel Exposes One of Its Top Reporters as ‘Fake Stories’ Creator
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Der Spiegel Exposes One of Its Top Reporters as ‘Fake Stories’ Creator

In a lengthy article which serves as both a clarification of the case and an apology, Der Spiegel said it was " shocked " by the discovery and offered an apology to its readers along with all those affected...More..

James Comey: Don't Blame Me For FBI's Garbage Reputation
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

James Comey: Don't Blame Me For FBI's Garbage Reputation

Comey, who was sacked by President Trump in May 2017, faced the House Judiciary Committee for the second time in two weeks for closed door testimony about the FBI's handling of Hillary Clinton's email scand...More..

U.S. can lift NK sanctions after denuclearization: State Department
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

U.S. can lift NK sanctions after denuclearization: State Department

South Korean officials estimate that there are about 6 million mobile phones in North Korea, a country of 25 million people. North Korea has increasingly protested the sanctions, warning that they could retur...More..

Christmas comes early for President Trump, Senate passes First Step Act
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas comes early for President Trump, Senate passes First Step Act

The "stacking" regulations that make it illegal to posses a firearm while committing a crime, even if the firearm is not used, would also no longer come into play. Charles Grassley, the Republican chairman of t...More..

Afghanistan sends team to join Taliban peace talks in UAE
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Afghanistan sends team to join Taliban peace talks in UAE

However, the insurgent group has sought guarantee from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Pakistan regarding establishment of an interim government in Kabul of their choice. The three-day meeting which began on Monday appea...More..

British government steps up 'no-deal' #Brexit preparations
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

British government steps up 'no-deal' #Brexit preparations

If Parliament fails to approve the text of PM May's deal, Britain could crash out of the European Union with no deal - a prospect that experts warn could lead to serious trade disruption and trigger a financial...More..

African-American group calls for boycott of Facebook
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

African-American group calls for boycott of Facebook

Civil rights organizations are outraged after a U.S. Senate report confirmed that Russian operatives used popular social media platforms to suppress African-American votes in the 2016 presidential election. Six...More..

DC attorney general sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

DC attorney general sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The company's "lax oversight and misleading privacy settings" allowed United Kingdom political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to gain access to the personal information of Facebook users without their perm...More..

U.S., Turkey Take Key Step Toward Patriot Missile Deal
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

U.S., Turkey Take Key Step Toward Patriot Missile Deal

A department spokesperson, speaking on background ahead of the announcement, said Turkey "will use Patriot to improve its air and missile defense capability, defend its territorial integrity, and deter regi...More..

US Plans to Pull Out of Syria ASAP
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

US Plans to Pull Out of Syria ASAP

The local administration and armed forces in northern Syria - US allies on the ground - have said their American partners have given them reassurances that they will remain until ISIS is defeated and the regi...More..

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Gets Real About Self-Care, Burnout: 'It's NOT CUTE'
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Gets Real About Self-Care, Burnout: 'It's NOT CUTE'

Jeffries was recently elected to chair the Democratic Caucus - the number five House Democratic leadership post, according to Politico . When the Justice Democrats looked for potential targets, Jeffries' ...More..

Jeremy Corbyn denies calling Theresa May 'stupid woman' in PMQs clash
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn denies calling Theresa May 'stupid woman' in PMQs clash

Speaking to the House he said Theresa May's Government has failed, calling for her to "move aside and put a vote to the people". United Kingdom chancellor Philip Hammond has set aside £2bn for potential spe...More..

EU court tells Poland to 'immediately suspend' controversial law
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

EU court tells Poland to 'immediately suspend' controversial law

Poland's President Andrzej Duda signed on Monday a revamped version of the Supreme Court law that complies with European Union demands. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, has been locked in a ...More..

Elderly man leaves behind TOUCHING surprise for toddler after dying — CHRISTMAS HEARTBREAK
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Elderly man leaves behind TOUCHING surprise for toddler after dying — CHRISTMAS HEARTBREAK

His family had been clearing out his house on the coast in Barry, south-east Wales, where he had lived for three years following the death of his wife. That year he also did a wing walk. The octogenarian was ...More..

US envoy dismisses Russia's warnings of Ukraine attack
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

US envoy dismisses Russia's warnings of Ukraine attack

That move was followed by a deadly conflict in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. The European Union, the United States, and other countries have imposed sanctions on ...More..

European Union publishes no-deal Brexit plans
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

European Union publishes no-deal Brexit plans

What was very evident yesterday was that the Prime Minister had completely misread the mood of the House and that is why I think it was absolutely appropriate at the end of listening to that debate yesterday th...More..

McConnell to introduce short-term spending bill to avoid shutdown
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

McConnell to introduce short-term spending bill to avoid shutdown

Should a short-term resolution be reached, the border funding fight would be punted to the new year and the next Congress , which could prove even more hard for Trump with a Democratic-led House. Trump conti...More..

Ex-Goldman Malaysian Banker Charged In Court Over 1MDB Scandal
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Ex-Goldman Malaysian Banker Charged In Court Over 1MDB Scandal

Goldman will "vigorously contest" the charges, which it said came without a chance for the firm to provide its view. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access! Former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner, w...More..

Mahathir remains undeterred on Jerusalem move
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Mahathir remains undeterred on Jerusalem move

On Saturday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country would not move its embassy to Jerusalem until there is a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. They have no rights". Ma...More..

Sudan's Bashir visits Damascus, meets Assad: Syrian presidency
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sudan's Bashir visits Damascus, meets Assad: Syrian presidency

The United States said Monday it was no longer seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, but renewed warnings it would not fund reconstruction unless the regime is "fundamentally different". For his pa...More..

US preparing for ‘full’ and ‘rapid’ withdrawal from Syria
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

US preparing for ‘full’ and ‘rapid’ withdrawal from Syria

The partnership with the SDF has outraged North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey , which views the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) as an extension of a armed group fighting inside Tur...More..

Giuliani: Cohen lying about Trump ordering hush payments
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Giuliani: Cohen lying about Trump ordering hush payments

Half of Americans also said that what they've seen of the investigation has given them more doubts about Trump's presidency, with 31% saying their doubts are "very major". "Why didn't they break into the DNC to...More..

Dermophis donaldtrumpi: Blind amphibian which burrows named after Donald Trump
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Dermophis donaldtrumpi: Blind amphibian which burrows named after Donald Trump

United Kingdom sustainable construction firm EnviroBuild paid $25,000 for the right to name the amphibian Dermophis donaldtrumpi at an auction hosted by the worldwide non-profit environmental organization ...More..

Arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe, Interpol police hunt ex-Zim First Lady
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe, Interpol police hunt ex-Zim First Lady

Times Live says the lobby group AfriForum, which has been pursing the case, made the announcement about the arrest warrant at a press conference on Wednesday morning. The warrant has been issued regarding Muga...More..