Markets braced for turmoil as Trump and Christmas sell-off feed uncertainty

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY suggested that the president's insistence on a wall IS little more than an attempt to mollify his political base. He had spent the last week trying to soften opposition to the wall by describing it in new ... More..

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Putin oversees test of new hypersonic super rocket
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Putin oversees test of new hypersonic super rocket

Putin said . Mr. Putin had unveiled features of the Avangard during his annual address in March, which he said would be part of a new generation of "invincible" weaponry. "But it's also clear that the PLA's ...More..

Russian PM expands list of Ukrainian individuals, companies under counter-sanctions
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Russian PM expands list of Ukrainian individuals, companies under counter-sanctions

Tensions between the 2 neighbors have worsened since November when Russia's coastguard captured 3 Ukrainian naval vessels and their crews off the Crimean coast. The two leaders exchanged also views on the situa...More..

Kabul attack: At least 32 killed in assault on the government building
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Kabul attack: At least 32 killed in assault on the government building

In what is considered one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghan capital this year, at least 43 people were killed on a Kabul government compound in an hours-long gun and bomb attack. "There are all kinds ...More..

2 people killed in Sioux Falls plane crash
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

2 people killed in Sioux Falls plane crash

The victim was onboard the plane when it crashed. A plane crashed between two homes in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Tuesday, leaving one person dead. Sioux Falls Emergency Manager Regan Smith confirms one per...More..

Local Salvation Army Christmas Feast
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Local Salvation Army Christmas Feast

Gov. Mike Kehoe on December 15 at Hy-Vee on West Truman Boulevard also brought in $26,121 - more than double the $12,407 that their first match had raised in 2017. Megan Moretz. Tina Price said, "The kids nee...More..

President Donald Trump and Democrats appear nowhere close to ending shutdown
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

President Donald Trump and Democrats appear nowhere close to ending shutdown

Nothing new on the shutdown. "And if you don't have that, then we're just not opening", he said . They have said they'll swiftly pass legislation to re-open the government, but the party largely opposes constr...More..

by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Dover: 40 migrants cross Channel on Christmas Day

At 2.40am Border Force received their first call-out when eight migrants arrived in Folkestone. There has been a sharp rise in the number of migrants attempting to cross the Channel from France since October,...More..

Last palatial birthday party for Emperor Akihito
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Last palatial birthday party for Emperor Akihito

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Japanese Emperor Akihito on his 85th anniversary, the Kremlin website said on Sunday. As emperor, Emperor Akihito has made unprecedented visits to the Philip...More..

Trump, first lady in Iraq for surprise visit with troops
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Trump, first lady in Iraq for surprise visit with troops

He defended his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria during the visit, saying: "A lot of people are going to come around to my way of thinking". In ordering the withdrawal, the president declared victory...More..

New Hope: Iraq Officially Declares Christmas a National Holiday
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

New Hope: Iraq Officially Declares Christmas a National Holiday

Mbamili Dioceses Anglican Bishop Henry Okeke ask Christians to pursue peace and love as they celebrate Christmas. "Together we can show generosity to our neighbours and demonstrate the diversity that makes Ni...More..

Storm warning in effect until Wednesday; heavy snow expected
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Storm warning in effect until Wednesday; heavy snow expected

Affected towns include Rico, Telluride, Hesperus, Silverton and Ouray. The high Wednesday will be 33, and before the snow comes it will be mostly cloudy and breezy. According to Environment Canada, a storm ...More..

Sudan's Bashir Makes First Comments on Ongoing Protests
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sudan's Bashir Makes First Comments on Ongoing Protests

An umbrella coalition of independent professional unions said its members will march Tuesday on the Republican Palace in Khartoum and submit a written demand for Bashir to step down. Gulf states have also been ...More..

Former UK Lib Dems Leader Ashdown Dies Aged 77 - Party
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Former UK Lib Dems Leader Ashdown Dies Aged 77 - Party

He'd been diagnosed with bladder cancer just two months ago. After stepping down as leader in 1999, Mr Ashdown was knighted and then made a peer as Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon. Tony Blair said that he w...More..

'Extreme weather' warning for tsunami-hit Indonesian coast
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

'Extreme weather' warning for tsunami-hit Indonesian coast

The devastation caused by the tsunami was spread across five districts of both islands, with Pandeglang district on the western coast of Java the worst hit. "There was information that the water was rising, b...More..

Etna volcano wakes up in Italy producing quakes, column of ash
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Etna volcano wakes up in Italy producing quakes, column of ash

Four people sustained light injuries, officials said. A smoke column comes out of the Etna volcano in Catania, Italy, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. The Corriere newspaper reported that 10 people had been slightly ...More..

Seek a simpler life and shun materialism - says Pope Francis
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Seek a simpler life and shun materialism - says Pope Francis

He also said he hoped the global community would "work decisively for a political solution" in Syria - a country that is approaching its eighth year of civil war. He is scheduled to deliver it Tuesday from th...More..

News Shopper wishes you all a very merry Christmas
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

News Shopper wishes you all a very merry Christmas

It's the season to gather with family and friends and celebrate. The is a general feeling among a good majority people that Trump's decisions and doings were making the festive season less merry since the mar...More..

Mattis wishes troops 'Merry Christmas' ahead of departure
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Mattis wishes troops 'Merry Christmas' ahead of departure

Trump, who tweeted on Thursday that Mattis was "retiring, with distinction, at the end of February", made his displeasure clear on Saturday by tweeting that the retired Marine general had been "ingloriously fir...More..

Sydney Olympic Park Opal Tower: Residents evacuated on Christmas Eve
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sydney Olympic Park Opal Tower: Residents evacuated on Christmas Eve

A resident of the Opal Tower told the Nine News network he heard a loud bang as if something in the building had "snapped". Several roads and a nearby train station were closed as a precaution. "It's just...More..

No end to govt shutdown until border wall funded: Donald Trump
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

No end to govt shutdown until border wall funded: Donald Trump

He also complained , tongue firmly in cheek, about being " all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security ". However, an AP ...More..

Justice Ginsburg up and working after cancer surgery, Supreme Court says
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Justice Ginsburg up and working after cancer surgery, Supreme Court says

Ginsburg's health is closely monitored by the public - and by all politicians, of course. This movie, rather stodgily directed by Mimi Leder but nevertheless scrupulous and valid, focuses on her early years a...More..

Led Coalition Reports Recent Air Strikes on ISIS in Syria
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Led Coalition Reports Recent Air Strikes on ISIS in Syria

Israel has accused Iran of seeking to establish a military presence in Syria that could threaten Israeli security and attempting to transfer advanced weaponry to the Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon. But in Ma...More..

Trumps field Christmas calls: ‘Are you still a believer in Santa?’
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Trumps field Christmas calls: ‘Are you still a believer in Santa?’

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump took Christmas Eve calls from children anxious to find out where Santa is on his gift-giving journey. Since that time, NORAD men, women, family and frie...More..

Aftermath of Attack on Libyan Foreign Ministry
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Aftermath of Attack on Libyan Foreign Ministry

Last month IS claimed responsibility for an attack on militia forces in southeastern Libya in which at least nine people were killed. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' statement stressed that such an attack is...More..

An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in USA custody on Christmas
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in USA custody on Christmas

He was released on Monday afternoon but returned to the same hospital in the evening with nausea and vomiting. CBP has said that it took several hours to transport Jakelin and her father from a remote Border ...More..

Germany concerned 'political motives' behind China's detention of Canadians
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Germany concerned 'political motives' behind China's detention of Canadians

China on Monday said it "resolutely opposes" statements made last week by Canada and the U.S. demanding the release of detained Canadians. In an affidavit submitted for a bail hearing, Meng , 46, details a l...More..

GOP Sen. Bob Corker Snaps Back at Trump’s Jab: #AlertTheDaycareStaff
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

GOP Sen. Bob Corker Snaps Back at Trump’s Jab: #AlertTheDaycareStaff

The dig refers to the notion that Trump needs mature supervision on the job. The U.S. government is shut down on Friday amid a stalemate orchestrated by President Trump after lawmakers had provided a continui...More..

Afghan president appoints Pakistan critics to 2 top posts
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Afghan president appoints Pakistan critics to 2 top posts

At the end of his visit to Iran, Qureshi will set off for China and Russian Federation. Qureshi arrived in Beijing earlier today following visits to Afghanistan and Iran on Monday. The two parties discussed...More..

P: Dry weather for Christmas, but expect a soaker Thursday
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

P: Dry weather for Christmas, but expect a soaker Thursday

Dry and cold weather will return tomorrow for Christmas and last until Friday when the next weather system brings a renewed chance of rain. After a little bit of morning fog, mild conditions are expecte...More..