Defense Department announces departure of Chief of Staff

Department spokeswoman Dana White also left her post after the president's surprise announcement on Syria. Another top Pentagon official announced Saturday he would step down from his role, following the resignation of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis ... More..

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Trump Calls Those Who Don't Support His Wall 'Criminals'
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Trump Calls Those Who Don't Support His Wall 'Criminals'

Democrats reported little progress; Trump framed the weekend talks as a key step forward. Thom Tillis of North Carolina penned an op-ed for The Hill, arguing that Congress should end the shutdown and make a dea...More..

by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Malaysia's king steps down cutting short his five-year term

He is said to have married a 25-year-old former Russian beauty queen in November. "To Malaysian citizens, Seri Paduka Baginda Tuanku has urged that they unite to maintain unity, be tolerant and together assum...More..

Whelan’s Brother Confirms Spy Suspect Has Four Citizenships
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Whelan’s Brother Confirms Spy Suspect Has Four Citizenships

One former senior CIA official, Steven Hall, said the fact that Whelan may hold multiple passports doesn't suggest anything nefarious and said many people have multiple passports for perfectly legitimate reason...More..

AU urges 'respect' for results of DR Congo vote
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

AU urges 'respect' for results of DR Congo vote

Preliminary results from Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election will be delayed beyond Sunday's deadline, Reuters reported , citing the head of the electoral commission. "Everybody at this poin...More..

Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union address
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union address

Republicans blasted the vote as a pointless political gimmick that would do little to provide the resources necessary to secure the border, and said Democrats were not negotiating in good faith. Republican Kevi...More..

Person of interest in slaying of 3 Texas children charged
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Person of interest in slaying of 3 Texas children charged

Mehmood was apprehended in Houston after a brief manhunt late Thursday night. She was hospitalized at University of Texas Medical Branch Health's John Sealy Hospital. The woman was not able to immediately speak...More..

German politicians' data reportedly hacked, posted online
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

German politicians' data reportedly hacked, posted online

The links it posted suggested that information on politicians from all parties in parliament except the far-right Alternative for Germany had been shared in daily batches before Christmas, along with data on ...More..

Brexit: PM says critics of her deal are risking democracy
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Brexit: PM says critics of her deal are risking democracy

Writing in the Mail, Mrs May said: "The only way to both honour the result of the referendum and protect jobs and security is by backing the deal that is on the table". The YouGov poll, carried out for the Pe...More..

Houston community comes together to mourn 7-year-old
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Houston community comes together to mourn 7-year-old

Law enforcement sources told KSAT's sister station in Houston, KPRC , they had a person in custody Saturday, almost a week after Barnes was shot to death while riding in a auto with her sisters and mother. Jus...More..

No Deal To End Government Shutdown As Negotiations Continue In Washington
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

No Deal To End Government Shutdown As Negotiations Continue In Washington

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump heads to Camp David on Sunday to lead a staff retreat, a team-building exercise organized by acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney . code to bring th...More..

TSA Screeners Working Without Pay During Government Shutdown Calling Out Sick
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

TSA Screeners Working Without Pay During Government Shutdown Calling Out Sick

With many travelers expecting delays due to the shutdown, TSA did add a disclaimer that wait times will be affected depending on the number of call outs. Single parents can no longer afford child care or they...More..

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls on armed forces to be ‘battle-ready’
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls on armed forces to be ‘battle-ready’

Armed forces must work to secure its security and development needs, he said. Taiwan's President, Tsai Ing-wen, has called for worldwide support to defend the self-ruled island's democracy and way of life in ...More..

Sen. Elizabeth Warren visits Council Bluffs
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren visits Council Bluffs

And it needs to stop". With her five-city campaign swing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the hiring of four staffers who know the state well, Warren appears to be betting she can plant her flag and ...More..

Imran Erdogan Meeting: Both leaders meet at Ankara
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Imran Erdogan Meeting: Both leaders meet at Ankara

During the visit, he will meet Turkish President and discuss with him the entire spectrum of bilateral relations as well as regional and worldwide situation. Trump also said he looked forwards to meeting with t...More..

Indian student dies after falling off cliff in Ireland while taking selfie
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Indian student dies after falling off cliff in Ireland while taking selfie

A post mortem examination is taking place this afternoon on the body of a young man who fell from the Cliffs of Moher, while taking a selfie photograph. "Initial indications are, having taken statements from a ...More..

Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle is acquitted
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle is acquitted

In a lengthy recording played for the jury, Crosland told investigators he believed the puppy was so ill it was going to die anyway - if the turtle hadn't eaten it. Each one testified they were there when Crosl...More..

Kelsey Berreth missing: Nurse may have had affair with Patrick Frazee
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Kelsey Berreth missing: Nurse may have had affair with Patrick Frazee

The connection between that woman and Berreth's fiance Patrick Frazee, who is charged with Berreth's murder, is still unclear. Prosecutors said they filed the two murder counts against Frazee based on two the...More..

Democrats take power in House; impeachment talk flares
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Democrats take power in House; impeachment talk flares

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a stand for fellow House freshman Rashida Tlaib on Saturday after the latter's expletive-laced comments in favor of impeaching the president . We are also now hearing the...More..

Ex-Credit Suisse bankers arrested over Sh200bn Mozambique firms 'fraud scheme'
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Ex-Credit Suisse bankers arrested over Sh200bn Mozambique firms 'fraud scheme'

Surjan Singh, 44; and Detelina Subeva, 37 were charged in an indictment in Brooklyn, New York federal court with conspiring to violate U.S. anti-bribery law and to commit money laundering and securities fraud ...More..

Mallya declared fugitive economic offender: End of the road for liquor baron?
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Mallya declared fugitive economic offender: End of the road for liquor baron?

Countering this, Mallya's affidavit included the minutes of the Geneva meeting, copy of which the plea said was forwarded to Mallya by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile alongwith alongwith with an e...More..

Federal agencies told to hold off pay raises
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Federal agencies told to hold off pay raises

For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. If Congress does not take action by January 5, hundreds of senior officials including Cabinet secretaries, deputy secretaries, top administrators wi...More..

Saudi probe into Khashoggi murder lacks credibility, United States official says
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Saudi probe into Khashoggi murder lacks credibility, United States official says

The official was speaking to the press before the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo , embarks next week on an tour of eight Arab capitals, seeking to shore up support for USA policy, and to reassure allies that ...More..

Pope Francis criticises U.S. bishops over abuse scandal, demands unity
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Pope Francis criticises U.S. bishops over abuse scandal, demands unity

The US Church is still reeling from a grand jury reportlast year that found that 301 priests in the state of Pennsylvania had sexually abused minors over a 70-year period. This discord, the Pope said, goes beyo...More..

Rakhine Buddhist rebels kill 13 in attack on Myanmar police posts
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Rakhine Buddhist rebels kill 13 in attack on Myanmar police posts

Rakhine State was where a brutal military-led crackdown in 2017 drove hundreds of thousands of the mostly Muslim Rohingya into bordering Bangladesh . The military has denied targeting civilians. The Myanma...More..

Mueller probe grand jury extended for six months
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Mueller probe grand jury extended for six months

The grand jury approves Mueller's indictments, but otherwise its activities are secret. The extension is the surest sign yet that the Russian Federation investigation isn't finished. Manafort and Gates have...More..

US Court Reverses Injunction Blocking Trump Transgender Military Ban
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

US Court Reverses Injunction Blocking Trump Transgender Military Ban

The appeals court victory is limited because other federal courts issued injunctions against the policy, which applied nationwide. The court stated that Mattis" plan was not "foreordained' by Trump because ...More..

One of the leaders of the
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

One of the leaders of the "yellow jackets" detained in Paris

This signals a harder line from the government and it sparked a wave of criticism from opponents. Drouet, who was released on Thursday has called on "yellow vests" to protest at the Place de la Bourse, home...More..

Merkel, hundreds of German politicians hit by mass cyber breach
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Merkel, hundreds of German politicians hit by mass cyber breach

The hack has affected almost every party in Germany including national MPs, members of the European Parliament and local MPs Die Welt reports . Data started to be released last month on two Twitter acc...More..

US Warns Iran on Ballistic Missile Threat, UNSCR Violations
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

US Warns Iran on Ballistic Missile Threat, UNSCR Violations

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iran on Thursday to scuttle its plans for satellite launches that the United States says involve technology that could be used in intercontinental ballistic missiles ca...More..