United Kingdom defence secretary to Ukraine - Black Sea does not belong to Russian Federation

Religious leaders in Ukraine held a synod last week and agreed to establish a new Orthodox national church that is independent of Russian Federation. In turn, Deputy Minister of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territories Yury Grymchak offered ... More..

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UAE says US-Taliban talks show 'positive' result
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

UAE says US-Taliban talks show 'positive' result

The U.A.E. struck a positive tone, with the state-run WAM news agency saying that what it described as "U.S. -Taliban reconciliation talks" produced "tangible results that are positive for all parties concerned...More..

BBC investigated by Russian watchdog in retaliation for Ofcom RT probe
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

BBC investigated by Russian watchdog in retaliation for Ofcom RT probe

In a statement , the watchdog said: "Roskomnadzor is launching a probe into the BBC World News channel broadcasting programmes in Russia , as well as into the BBC's websites, in order to figure out whether th...More..

John Roberts Sides with Liberal Justices, Upholds Block on Trump's 'Asylum Ban'
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

John Roberts Sides with Liberal Justices, Upholds Block on Trump's 'Asylum Ban'

Trump said that this change in existing policy was necessary to ensure national security. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, despite having surgery in NY on Friday to remove cancerous nodules in her lung, appare...More..

Partial government shutdown to continue until after Christmas
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Partial government shutdown to continue until after Christmas

Three-quarters of federal government programs are fully funded through next September 30, including those in the Defense Department, Labor Department and Health and Human Services. The Senate adjourned Saturday...More..

USA government enters partial shutdown in row over Mexican wall
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

USA government enters partial shutdown in row over Mexican wall

The holiday plans of other Trump family members staying at Mar-a-Lago weren't known. With negotiations expected to continue, the House and Senate both scheduled rare Saturday sessions. Then Trump, who earlier...More..

Czech mine explosion kills at least 1, leaves 10 missing
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Czech mine explosion kills at least 1, leaves 10 missing

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and his Czech counterpart, Andrej Babis, visited the mine separately on Friday morning. According to Czech public television, three of the injured are still in hospi...More..

Jim Acosta: Trump 'Hates' Mattis Letter
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Jim Acosta: Trump 'Hates' Mattis Letter

His intervention came after President Trump announced that he would withdraw the 2,000 American troops on the ground in Syria. Mattis indicated he will depart his post on February 28. Trump is "irritated by t...More..

In memo, Trump's AG pick criticized aspect of Mueller probe
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

In memo, Trump's AG pick criticized aspect of Mueller probe

In the memo, Barr described himself as a "former official deeply concerned with the institutions of the presidency and the Department of Justice". Following an investigation, Whitaker has the green light to ove...More..

Der Spiegel Admits Top Reporter Faked Stories for Years
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Der Spiegel Admits Top Reporter Faked Stories for Years

An award-winning journalist who worked for Der Spiegel , one of Germany's leading news outlet, has left the publication after being found to have committing what the weekly described Wednesday as journalis...More..

GoFundMe for border wall raises over $8 million from 140k donors
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

GoFundMe for border wall raises over $8 million from 140k donors

And while his demand got staunch opposition from Democrats in the House, leading to a shutdown of U.S. government, his supporters have started a GoFundMe campaign to collect money to make "borders safe". He's...More..

Canada, US urge china to release its detained nationals
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Canada, US urge china to release its detained nationals

Freeland spoke a day after the United States joined Canada in calling on Beijing to release the pair, who were held after Canadian authorities arrested a senior Chinese executive on a us extradition warrant...More..

Tsunami hits Indonesia after Krakatoa volcano erupts
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Tsunami hits Indonesia after Krakatoa volcano erupts

Scientists from Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics agency said it could have been caused by undersea landslides from the eruption of Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island formed over years from the nearby Krak...More..

Thames pirates: Armed migrants from Nigeria hold crew hostage
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Thames pirates: Armed migrants from Nigeria hold crew hostage

Essex Police was called at 09:15 GMT but said the situation was not being treated as a hostage, piracy or terror-related issue. According to Reuters, the suspects were believed to have boarded the vessel in ...More..

Chinese commercial espionage reaches into NZ, GCSB boss says
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Chinese commercial espionage reaches into NZ, GCSB boss says

The hackers, officials say, work under the direction of China's Ministry of State Security - one of the country's intelligence organisations. But the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said there was no ...More..

DR Congo elections postponed
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

DR Congo elections postponed

The DRC's election commission said it needed the delay because of a fire a week earlier that destroyed almost 80 percent of voting machines in the capital, Kinshasa, and the Ebola outbreak in the east. Mr. ...More..

Korea says it won't denuclearize unless US removes threat
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Korea says it won't denuclearize unless US removes threat

A banner with the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen as members of a South Korean conservative civic group take part in an anti-North Korea protest in Seoul , South Korea , Dec. KCNA instead c...More..

Treasury Dept. sanctions 15 Russian intelligence officials
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Treasury Dept. sanctions 15 Russian intelligence officials

Previously, the deadline for both had been January 21. The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced Wednesday it would lift sanctions on EN+ Group, Rusal and JSC EuroSib Energo ...More..

Kelsey Berreth’s 1-year-old daughter taken into protective custody
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Kelsey Berreth’s 1-year-old daughter taken into protective custody

When interviewed by police, Frazee allegedly said that he last saw Berreth when he picked up their 1-year-old daughter on November 22. It was never clear why Kelsey Berreth needed to make a stop at that Saf...More..

Former chemistry student accused of poisoning university roommate with thallium
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Former chemistry student accused of poisoning university roommate with thallium

A blood test later found Royal positive for thallium, an ingredient formerly used in rat poison and now banned in the US. "Initially, Mr. Royal was as dumbfounded by this as everyone else, because he believed...More..

With Friday night deadline, funding fight shifts to Senate
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

With Friday night deadline, funding fight shifts to Senate

House Republicans were confident the new bill would be passed . After failing to strike a budget deal on Friday, congressional leaders and the White House pledged to keep talking through the weekend in s...More..

Trudeau Rules out Crisis in Canada-China Ties after Incidents
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Trudeau Rules out Crisis in Canada-China Ties after Incidents

Canada's Global Affairs office told the National Post that they were aware of a detention but did not provide details and did not suggest a connection to Meng's detention. The arrest was made at the request ...More..

Trump Considering Withdrawing Thousands Of US Troops From Afghanistan Soon
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Trump Considering Withdrawing Thousands Of US Troops From Afghanistan Soon

There are now roughly 14,000 American service members in the war-torn country. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which have been fighting Islamic State with USA support for three years, said the...More..

Japan to Resume Hunting Whales After 30-Year Ban
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Japan to Resume Hunting Whales After 30-Year Ban

A 2012 report found that Japan's whaling industry lost more than $10 million a year in the preceding 20 years. The government is considering allowing commercial whaling in Japan's nearby seas and within its...More..

Fiancé of Missing Colorado Mom Arrested, Booked on Murder Charges
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Fiancé of Missing Colorado Mom Arrested, Booked on Murder Charges

Patrick Frazee , the fiancé of missing Woodland Park mom Kelsey Berreth , was taken into custody at his home in Teller County Friday morning, and authorities said they don't believe she is alive. Last weekend,...More..

No one dictates to us, defiant Xi warns America amid trade war
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

No one dictates to us, defiant Xi warns America amid trade war

His speech actually leaned toward the defiant side, raising questions as to whether current U.S. Since then, the country has turned itself into an economic superpower, lifting hundreds of millions of its citi...More..

Trump Insists ‘The Wall Will Pay for Itself on a Monthly Basis’
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Trump Insists ‘The Wall Will Pay for Itself on a Monthly Basis’

Outgoing Republican Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee all voiced opposition to doing away with the filibuster in order to fund the border wall . Peter Welch, D-Vt., ...More..

Fiancé of missing Colorado mom charged in her murder
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Fiancé of missing Colorado mom charged in her murder

Couch said he could not provide any information about charges. Kelsey Berreth , 29, was last seen at a supermarket in Woodland, Colorado on Thanksgiving Day. Investigators with the Colorado Bureau of Investi...More..

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancerous nodules removed from lung
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancerous nodules removed from lung

A statement put out by the supreme court said she underwent a pulmonary lobectomy in NY on Friday to remove two nodules from her lung. "Currently, no further treatment is planned", Supreme Court spokesw...More..

Lebanese Army Helped Hezbollah Conceal Attack Tunnels
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Lebanese Army Helped Hezbollah Conceal Attack Tunnels

What's worse, from Tehran's perspective, is that the global community merely shrugs when Israel carries out such strikes and Russian Federation hasn't acted to put an end to them either. "Based on the UN's inde...More..