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Pence delays trip to Middle East


From there he was scheduled to visit Israel before traveling to Germany to meet with US troops stationed there. The vice president's press secretary, Alyssa Farah, said Pence is "committed to seeing the tax cut through to the finish line" and plans to travel to Egypt and Israel in January instead. Read More »

Brexit war cabinet 'fails to agree position on UK-EU trade'


The Prime Minister will also suggest - despite leaving both - that Britain will trade on the same terms as the EU's single market and customs union during the time-limited spell. In a Commons statement on Monday, Mrs May will tell MPs the United Kingdom will seek to sign trade deals with countries around the world despite potentially being bound by European Union rules for around two years after Brexit. Read More »

U.S. vetoes United Nations resolution rejecting Trump's Jerusalem decision


Trump's 6 December decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital broke with worldwide consensus, triggering protests across the Muslim world and drawing strong condemnation. "It is in line with previous Security Council resolutions, and we call on all parties to renew efforts in favour of a long and sustained and a sustainable peace in the Middle East". Read More »

NY fire kills mother and 3 children, ages 11, 7 and 3


Three others were taken to Staten Island University Hospital in critical condition and two were transported to Maimonides Hospital with minor injuries. The house was already engulfed when firefighters got there about 2½ minutes later. The father, his teenage son and a cousin were critically injured, but survived. Read More »

Pak NSA Blames US On Kashmir: 'Nuclear War A Real Possibility'


Peeved at the U.S. for backing India on the Kashmir issue, Pakistan's National Security Advisor (NSA) Lt Gen (retired) Nasser Khan Janjua , warned on Monday that nuclear war in South Asia was a real possibility. During his speech shortly after White House released national security strategy, USA president Donald Trump on Monday urged Pakistan to take decisive action in battling extremism and terrorism. Read More »

Thomas Fire now third-most destructive in state history


Fire officials counter that these events, which are low-intensity and are conducted in cooler temperatures during high humidity and calm wind conditions, produce significantly less smoke than wildfires, which have the capacity to destroy all growth in their path. Read More »

Man charged with brokering missile sales for North Korea in Australia

They allege he had brokered services related to North Korea's weapons programme, including the sale of specialist services including ballistic missile technology to foreign entities, in order to generate income for the North Korean regime. Authorities allege that Chan attempted to sell missile components, including software for the guidance of ballistic missiles and North Korean military expertise to worldwide parties. Read More »

Spouses of H-1B holders may be barred from work


The Trump administration issued new rules for H1-B visa holders Thursday, specifically repealing an Obama-era rule that allowed the spouses of H1-B visa holders to work in the United States. Attorney general Jeff Sessions too has said the rule "hurts American workers". According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 26,858 employment authorization documents were approved for H-4 visa holders in fiscal year 2015, 41,526 in fiscal year 2016, and 36,366 from October 1, 2016 to June ... Read More »

Leslie Jones' Omarosa crashes the Trumps' Christmas party


First came Kellyanne Conway, played by Kate McKinnon, bearing an ornament with James Comey. When Baldwin asked her what she wanted for Christmas, McKinnon answered, "I want out". "I want out", she said. At the "White House," Johansson's Ivanka tells her father that her husband, Jared Kushner, couldn't be there. Her ornament of choice was Roy Moore. Read More »

Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert has PCL sprain, bone bruise in left knee


The Jazz are among the best defensive teams with Rudy Gobert healthy and on the floor and are in the 3rd place in the National Basketball Association with 99.9 points allowed per contest. The Jazz are now at the bottom of the Northwest Division, and although the competition is rather fierce, their rivals are not playing much better, and I wouldn't exclude Utah as the division winners, at least not yet. Read More »

Egypt counts on resumption of Russian flights to revive ailing tourism

The extremist militia Islamic State claimed responsibility for downing the plane. "They signed a protocol between the governments of Russian Federation and Egypt on cooperation in ensuring civil aviation security", the news release runs. Egyptian tourism officials and those working in the field pin hope on the return of Russian tourists as a springboard for future revival of the tourism sector in the most populous Arab country. Read More »

Trump, Putin Welcome Foiled Terror Attack as Positive Example of Cooperation


Putin of Russia called President Donald J. Trump today to thank him for the advanced warning the United States intelligence agencies provided to Russia concerning a major terror plot in Saint Petersburg, Russia... "Both leaders agreed that this serves as an example of the positive things that can occur when our countries work together ". Mr Putin has said he and President Trump are on first name terms, which is "how relations should be between people like us". Read More »

Prince Harry Interviews Barack Obama In New Kensington Palace Video


Prince Harry's full interview with Obama airs on BBC Radio 4 on December 27. "Do I need to speak faster?" "It's fun. I'll interview you if you want", Mr Obama replied. Mr Obama quipped back: "Let me see the face", before joking, "I don't want to see that face". Last year Mr Obama and his wife, Michelle, posted a mock challenge to Prince Harry on Twitter before the 2016 Invictus Games, telling him to "bring it". Read More »

Packers hoping return of Rodgers boosts playoff chances


Green Bay took the lead on this insane touchdown pass from Rodgers to Randall Cobb . Carolina drove 78 yards down the field, eventually reaching the end zone after a coverage bust left tight end Greg Olsen wide open and Newton found him at the goal line for a 30-yard score. Read More »

Woman was mauled to death by her pit bulls in the woods


When deputies found her body, they said she had suffered "severe trauma" and was being guarded by the two dogs. She had defensive wounds on her hands and arms. The local authorities said on Friday, she was mauled to death by her two pet dogs. Pike said, "I don't know anything about these dogs or her personal relationship with them, but there are likely to have been precursors to this, I suspect, either in terms of fear and anxiety or potentially aggression issues in either one of these ... Read More »

Date set for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding


Royal weddings usually take place on a weekday. Ms Markle , an American divorcee, is to become a British citizen and will be both baptised and confirmed ahead of the ceremony. The palace revealed that Markle has met them on many occasions. More are expected to tune in for Prince Harry , thanks to Markle's USA ties. Reacting to the clash with the cup match, an FA spokesman said the organisation was "delighted" for Prince Harry and Ms Markle. Read More »

Akshay Kumar's PadMan: Meet Radhika Apte in the new poster


The film's highly anticipated trailer released today and has received a huge response, in fact over 3 million views for the trailer in a matter of just a few hours. In the film, Akshay plays the role of a simple villager who is on a mission to create a cheap and sustainable sanitary option that his wife and other women can use during their period. Read More »

How 1 Senator Got a Bigger Tax Break for Families


The final version of the GOP tax plan is here, and this is what your new bracket will be. Senator Susan Collins of ME has also expressed reservations about the bill's reduction in the top individual tax rate. On net, Republicans believe the changes will lower most people's taxes. Unfortunately for Paul Ryan, such homeowners are the core constituency of Republican House members from New Jersey, New York, and California. Read More »

Defense Dept. spent $22 million/year on UFO research


The Las Vegas storage location (s) were constructed by Robert Bigelow, a friend of Reid's and a NASA contractor who is now working with the aerospace and aeronautics research agency on human habitats for outer space . Some footage was collected from a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet and "showed the aircraft surrounded by some kind of glowing aura traveling at high speed and rotating as it moves", according to the Times . Read More »

Merry Christmas? Not In Nazareth, Mr


Embassy there. He added: 'Our identity and faith aren't up for debate'. "The decision [by Donald Trump] has taken away the joy of the holiday, and we will thus cancel the festivities this year". Mayor Ali termed Trump "wretched" and said the U.S. president had "stabbed" Palestinians with the Jerusalem decision. About 70 percent are Muslim and 30 percent Christian. Read More »

Four children killed after train cut through school bus in France crash


Rescue workers are seen on the site of collision between train and school bus in Millas, France on December 14, 2017. Theimpact ripped the bus in half and forced the train off the tracks. An SNCF official told The Associated Press that the train was carrying 25 people, including passengers and crew, and all were accounted for and being offered psychological care. Read More »

Omarosa Manigault Newman dismisses reports of dramatic US White House firing

Roberts later quipped to co-host George Stephanopoulos, "And I'm sure she will be selling that story". "What's fascinating to me about the Trump White House in general, is that traditionally in politics when you're staffing for a principal one of the main things you want are people that are not going to be seen and not be heard and fade into the background", McCain shared. Read More »

Could human remains in Montana shed be missing MI brothers?


Skelton has given conflicting accounts of what happened to his children, including giving them to a stranger to keep them away from his wife. The case remains an open homicide investigation led by Michigan State Detective Lt. "[Michigan State Police] investigators are working with Missoula police to determine if there is any connection to Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton", the agency said in a press release, according to The Detroit News. Read More »