Meaning of 'wall' may be up for debate in shutdown's second week

One bipartisan proposal is to provide $5.7 billion in funding for the border wall , as well as a congressional reauthorization of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for those brought to the US illegally as children, ... More..

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants more summits with South
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants more summits with South

The missive came amid increased skepticism over Kim's willingness to dismantle his arsenal of nuclear weapons, months after a historic summit with President Donald Trump in which the two leaders agreed to work ...More..

Gunman fires at woman and girls in auto in Houston, killing child
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Gunman fires at woman and girls in auto in Houston, killing child

Harris County Sheriff's deputies identified the victim as Jazmine Barnes. Houston police have launched a massive manhunt after a seven-year-old girl was fatally shot in a Walmart parking lot. It's not clear...More..

by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Putin says still 'open to dialogue' with US

According to a report from AOL , Putin wants to discuss the United States' plan to withdraw from a nuclear arms deal made during the Cold War. In his message to May, Putin wished the British people "wellbeing...More..

Russian security agency arrests 'US spy' in Moscow
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Russian security agency arrests 'US spy' in Moscow

It did not provide any detail about the nature of the alleged espionage. A criminal case has been opened against him under Article 276 of the Russian Criminal Code, which allows for prison sentences of up to ...More..

Trump Touts ‘Big Progress’ on China Trade Deal
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Trump Touts ‘Big Progress’ on China Trade Deal

In this December 1 photo, President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet over dinner at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, whom Mr Trump na...More..

Morocco arrests Swiss national in connection with killing of Scandinavians
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Morocco arrests Swiss national in connection with killing of Scandinavians

The murder of 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, from Denmark , and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland prompted outrage in Europe and an outpouring of grief across Morocco , which has largely been spare...More..

DRC heads to the polls for tense, long-delayed presidential vote
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

DRC heads to the polls for tense, long-delayed presidential vote

The national electoral commission (CENI) has tried to reassure the opposition by saying that only print-outs from the machines counted by hand will be factored into the official results. The commission has also...More..

Houthis start redeployment in Hodeidah as part
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Houthis start redeployment in Hodeidah as part

On Saturday, Yemen's Houthi rebels proclaimed a agreement with the government to reopen a path between Sanaa and the port city of Al-Hudaydah to permit access to relief assistance. For months the worldwide ...More..

Donald Trump blames Democrats for deaths of migrant children at United States border
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

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

The deaths of Jakelin Caal , 7, on December 7, and Felipe Gomez Alonzo , 8, on December 24, have raised questions about the care of immigrants who are in USA government as the Trump administration has toughen...More..

At least two die in Russia’s high rise apartment collapse, say reports
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

At least two die in Russia’s high rise apartment collapse, say reports

The TASS news agency said 79 people were unaccounted for, quoting Chelyabinsk regional Deputy Governor Oleg Klimov. The blast reportedly happened at around 6am local time, when many people were sleeping on ...More..

56 dead from landslides, floods in Philippines
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

56 dead from landslides, floods in Philippines

Twelve people were also injured in various accidents in the two regions most affected by the rains even days before the tropical depression made landfall in Eastern Samar province on Saturday. Police officers...More..

El Salvador tells Trump it's trying to slow migration
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

El Salvador tells Trump it's trying to slow migration

Trump made a similar threat in October, when he said he would "substantially" cut aid to countries making up the Northern Triangle of Central America, but his words were not followed by any action. This new car...More..

Brexit may not happen, trade secretary Fox warns
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Brexit may not happen, trade secretary Fox warns

Fox told his fellow lawmakers that it was a "matter of honour" to back May and he'd rather accept an agreement that falls short of the ideal than risk Brexit's failure. Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, a leadin...More..

by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Trump Says ‘Big Progress’ Made in Trade Talks With China

The countries - the world's two largest economies - have slapped tariffs on one another's goods, though Washington and Beijing agreed on December 1 to postpone further hikes in an effort to negotiate a deal...More..

Low turnout as support wanes for French ‘yellow vest’ protests
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Low turnout as support wanes for French ‘yellow vest’ protests

Scrutiny over Benalla comes at a sensitive time for Macron , who is grappling with a wave of "yellow vest" street protests by disgruntled voters calling for more measures to help lift household incomes. The y...More..

Lion kills worker after escaping locked area at zoo in North Carolina
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Lion kills worker after escaping locked area at zoo in North Carolina

One of the lions, a male named Matthai, managed to escape a locked area and approach the group. Black had been working at the Center for the past two weeks as an intern, according to BuzzFeed News . The inve...More..

Helicopter crashes near zip line in UAE, killing entire crew onboard
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Helicopter crashes near zip line in UAE, killing entire crew onboard

The National Search and Rescue Center expresses honest sympathies to the families of the helicopter's crew. Videos posted online show the helicopter diving into a tailspin before crashing and bursting into fl...More..

by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Trump blames Democrats for migrant child death, threatens to close border

They were among 139,817 people arrested near the United States southwest border in the past two months, nearly twice the number seen during the same period previous year - 14,000 of those unaccompanied children...More..

United Kingdom mulls new defence bases overseas after Brexit
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

United Kingdom mulls new defence bases overseas after Brexit

Asked by Frankfurter Rundshau whether the bloc should work harder to woo British MPs to accept Prime Minister Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement, rather than reject it and press on with a clean break from t...More..

Russian President Vladimir Putin hails 'successful' test of new hypersonic missile
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin hails 'successful' test of new hypersonic missile

There was a test on Wednesday, and he said, " Russia is the first in the world to receive a new type of strategic weapon and this will reliably ensure the security of our state and of our people for decades to...More..

Merkel, Macron demand Russian Federation release Ukrainian sailors
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Merkel, Macron demand Russian Federation release Ukrainian sailors

The list, published by the Russian government on Saturday, includes mainly industrial goods, agricultural products, raw materials, and food. The ban is also set on chocolate, ethyl alcohol, fruit juices, cavi...More..

Israel advances plans for almost 2,200 settler homes: NGO
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Israel advances plans for almost 2,200 settler homes: NGO

Final approval was given to build 30 of the 1,451 settlement units. Christians across Palestine celebrate Christmas, with the feeling of peace and joy being weakened by the Israeli occupations' constant vio...More..

by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

China trade: Trump says 'big progress' being made on potential deal

He also said a deal is moving along "very well", and he expects some progress to be made on a comprehensive level. -China trade talks and that a potential deal was coming together "very well". The U.S. wants Ch...More..

39% of Americans want Donald Trump impeached
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

39% of Americans want Donald Trump impeached

Trump , who scrapped plans to spend Christmas in his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and stayed in Washington due to the shutdown, had now also canceled his New Year's plans, Mulvaney said. President Donald Tru...More..

Viewing, funeral service set for fallen Newman police corporal Ronil Singh
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Viewing, funeral service set for fallen Newman police corporal Ronil Singh

Details about the suspect and the arrest were not immediately available. Singh was shot and killed during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning, said the sheriff's department on Wednesday. "Build the...More..

California inmate who walked away from San Quentin is caught
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

California inmate who walked away from San Quentin is caught

Wednesday and was believed to have commandeered a vehicle not far from the prison to aid in his escape, state corrections officials said. San Quentin, California's oldest prison, houses about 4,200 inmates. M...More..

Seoul says personal info of 1,000 North Korean defectors stolen
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Seoul says personal info of 1,000 North Korean defectors stolen

Hana centers are South Korea's resettlement agencies that work with defectors to introduce and acclimate them to life outside of the North Korean dictatorship. and UN security council declared their support...More..

Sajid Javid told to 'get a grip' on English Channel migrant crisis
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sajid Javid told to 'get a grip' on English Channel migrant crisis

Almost 70 people have been intercepted in the past three days as they try to reach England by crossing one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. Dover MP Charlie Elphicke has called for more patrol boats in ...More..

Snow, Blizzard Conditions Expected as Storm Progresses
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Snow, Blizzard Conditions Expected as Storm Progresses

Over 11 inches of rain already has poured down some regional areas of Louisiana and MS where flash flood exigencies were provided overnight Thursday into Friday morning. However, it will be short-lived, as the ...More..