US citizen Paul Whelan formally charged in Russia with espionage, lawyer says

The Russian Federal Security Service, or FSB, hasn't given details of what led to the charges. Russia's FSB state security service detained Paul Whelan , 48, in Moscow last Friday on suspicion of spying, in a case that threatens to aggravate dip... More..

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‘China, China, China’: New Pentagon chief sets priority
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

‘China, China, China’: New Pentagon chief sets priority

His decision to urge the Pentagon's leadership to focus on the threat posed by China came just hours before he attended a Cabinet meeting at the White House, where he sat next to President Donald Trump as Tru...More..

Four people detained in United States after stealing tequila worth $500,000
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Four people detained in United States after stealing tequila worth $500,000

Around 11 p.m., the truck driver realized that his trailer - and all of the tequila - were missing. Four men in Tampa Bay, FL were arrested after being busted with $500,000 worth of Patron tequila. The men ha...More..

Palestinians killed, 31500 injured by Israel in 2018
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Palestinians killed, 31500 injured by Israel in 2018

The whole of the West Bank's Area A and chunks of Areas B and C will be under Palestinians' self-rule, according to the blueprint. The plan reportedly allocates Gaza as the Palestinian state and makes conces...More..

Trump Trolls Elizabeth Warren With Mock 2020 Campaign Poster
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Trump Trolls Elizabeth Warren With Mock 2020 Campaign Poster

On Monday, Warren announced an apparent intent to run for president with the launch of exploratory committee . Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA (and the #EndCorruptionNow hashtag) has announced her explor...More..

Marine killed while on duty at barracks in Washington DC
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Marine killed while on duty at barracks in Washington DC

Don Tomichm commanding officer of Marine Barracks , in a statement. Along with several photos of her son, she expressed her appreciation for everyone's thoughts and prayers. John Jackson, and the investigation...More..

by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

GOP Congressman Bucks Party on Dems' House Rule Changes

Pelosi is set to become House speaker Thursday and told NBC's "Today" show, "we'll have to wait and see what comes" from Robert Mueller's (MUHL'-urz) probe of contacts between Trump's presidential campaign ...More..

by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Russia Allows US Officials to Meet with American Held on Espionage Charges

The agency said it had arrested Whelan on December 28 but gave no further details about the charges against him. A friend who had served in the US Marine Corps with Paul was planning a wedding in Moscow and he ...More..

China's
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

China's "Jack the Ripper" executed

Many were mutilated, their hands, ears, and "private parts" were cut off. The court found that Gao followed his victims home before raping and killing them. He was sentenced to death at a court in Baiyin, Gan...More..

Taliban kill more than 20 security forces in Afghanistan
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Taliban kill more than 20 security forces in Afghanistan

The political leaders of the Taliban group met with the Iranian officials in Tehran on Sunday in what appears to be the second meeting between Taliban and Tehran over the past recent weeks. "We don't want to us...More..

Death toll rises to 37 in Russian apartment block collapse
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Death toll rises to 37 in Russian apartment block collapse

Minister of Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief/Handout via Reuters. Search crews in Russian Federation pulled more bodies Wednesday from a huge pile of rubble where part of an apartment building c...More..

One man dead after double-stabbing at Church of Scientology in Chatswood
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

One man dead after double-stabbing at Church of Scientology in Chatswood

The 24-year-old was taken to the hospital but pronounced deceased shortly after. A 16-year-old boy stabbed two Church of Scientology members outside the organization's headquarters in Sydney, Australia, kil...More..

Suspects in Khashoggi's killing brought before Saudi court
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Suspects in Khashoggi's killing brought before Saudi court

Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey on October 2, 2018. However, Riyadh continues to maintain that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was not aware of or played any role ...More..

Pentagon comptroller to serve as acting deputy defense secretary
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Pentagon comptroller to serve as acting deputy defense secretary

Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, had been Mattis' deputy and it was unclear how long he will remain in the role of acting secretary. Even Shanahan had been handpicked by Mattis for the job and held him in...More..

Trump says he’s received ‘great’ letter from Kim Jong Un
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Trump says he’s received ‘great’ letter from Kim Jong Un

Trump has cast his first summit with Kim as a major diplomatic victory, and on Wednesday repeated his claim that there would be a " big fat war in Asia " had they not sat down to talk. "And instead, we have som...More..

Why isn't India fighting Taliban in Afghanistan, no point funding libraries there
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Why isn't India fighting Taliban in Afghanistan, no point funding libraries there

Prime Minister Khan hit back at President Donald Trump's statement against Pakistan by saying that instead of making Pakistan a scapegoat for United States failures, the Trump administration should do a serio...More..

Sudanese president vows not to tolerate sabotage, damage to security
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Sudanese president vows not to tolerate sabotage, damage to security

Hundreds of police officers and security forces deployed to key squares across the capital in the early morning to prevent the march. The protests, sparked by price hikes and fuel shortages, quickly turned in...More..

by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

USA fires tear gas into Mexico as migrants try to cross border

In late November, also in the Tijuana area, USA border officers used tear gas and rubber bullets when about 500 men, women and children scrambled over a rusted metal fence and surged into a concrete riverbed be...More..

Trump, Reacting to Pushback, Slows Syria Troop Withdrawal
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Trump, Reacting to Pushback, Slows Syria Troop Withdrawal

Bolton also will be discussing increased cooperation with the Turkish military and other partners. In a new video , ISIS vowed its power would resurge in 2019 just like it did when former president Obama p...More..

Russian Federation relations developing dynamically: Putin Vladimir
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Russian Federation relations developing dynamically: Putin Vladimir

At the end of November, Trump abruptly canceled a planned meeting with Putin on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Argentina, citing tensions after Russian forces opened fire on Ukrainian Navy boats before se...More..

Congressional leaders to attend border security meeting at white house
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Congressional leaders to attend border security meeting at white house

Trump's statement on crossings contradicts the Department of Homeland Security. Pelosi (the elder) was criticized last week for taking a luxury vacation to a Hawaii resort, where room prices start from $899...More..

Cleveland Clinic’s anti-Semitic doctor attended Orthodox Jewish college
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Cleveland Clinic’s anti-Semitic doctor attended Orthodox Jewish college

While Kollab is no longer employed at the hospital, her medical license is still active until 2021, according to Cleveland 19 News . Kollab's anti-Semitic comments were first documented by Canary Missio...More..

WA Police respond to death threats ... aimed at spider
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

WA Police respond to death threats ... aimed at spider

He sheepishly apologised for the inconvenience. The man, who had a "serious fear" of arachnids, apologized to responding officers for his extreme fear. Dinnison said the police log post was deleted because it i...More..

12 more migrants cross English Channel to Britain
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

12 more migrants cross English Channel to Britain

According to the home secretary, some 230 migrants attempted to cross the Channel in December, with "just under half" being disrupted by French authorities before taking to the seas. A surge of Channel crossing...More..

Two killed in bombing in troubled south Philippines
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Two killed in bombing in troubled south Philippines

Of the 34 injured, three will have to undergo medical operations due to the severity of their condition; seven are still confined in hospitals but are already out of danger; while 24 others have been released. ...More..

Six people are killed in rail crash during a storm in Denmark
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Six people are killed in rail crash during a storm in Denmark

Six people have been killed after a train crashed on a bridge spanning over a 10-mile wide stretch of water. Police said 16 people were also injured, out of a total of 131 passengers and three crew on board. ...More..

Nigerians Usher In New Year With Prayers And Fireworks
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Nigerians Usher In New Year With Prayers And Fireworks

This was up on last year's peak of just under 11 million viewers. Mr Khan has since been criticised by some Brexiteers, including a Tory MP, who have accused him of "politicising" London's New Year's firewor...More..

Brexit sends Britons seeking Irish passports up 22 percent in 2018
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Brexit sends Britons seeking Irish passports up 22 percent in 2018

The new figures on United Kingdom nationals obtaining Irish citizenship have been released after it was revealed that more than one in five passport applications previous year came from people living in Norther...More..

China will not 'give up use of military force' over Taiwan - Xi
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

China will not 'give up use of military force' over Taiwan - Xi

Tsai, who says she wants to maintain the status quo with China, said yesterday China must use peaceful means to resolve its differences with Taiwan and respect its democratic values. China however considers the...More..

Incoming Sen. Romney questions Trump's 'character' in op-ed
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Incoming Sen. Romney questions Trump's 'character' in op-ed

Trump has called Romney "irrelevant" and once bragged that he was a more successful businessman. Romney also asserted that Trump's presidency "made a deep descent" in December following the announced depart...More..