Trump, Melania visit United States troops in Iraq

Iraqi lawmakers are seizing on President Donald Trump's surprise visit to demand USA forces leave the country. In retaliation, Trump moved Sunday to oust him ahead of schedule, directing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to deliver the news to Matti... More..

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Ukraine's leader announces end of 30-day martial law
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Ukraine's leader announces end of 30-day martial law

The European Union and the United States have said Russia's actions were illegal and have called on Moscow to immediately return the vessels and their crews to Ukraine. Russia's foreign ministry said it hoped...More..

Next storm system arrives Friday with chance of snow, colder temperatures
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Next storm system arrives Friday with chance of snow, colder temperatures

December temperatures have been mild, with daytime highs ranging from 19 degrees to 48 degrees and snowfall limited to a trace or less than a half-inch of snow. This will begin with several inches overnight, an...More..

YPG battle looms after U.S. pullout announcement
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

YPG battle looms after U.S. pullout announcement

Russian Federation has told Turkey to let the Syrian government take back areas vacated by USA troops with Ankara preparing to clear Kurdish fighters from a town in the war-torn country. Turkish President Re...More..

Clashes Erupt as Thousands March on Sudanese Presidential Palace
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Clashes Erupt as Thousands March on Sudanese Presidential Palace

The protest was called by the umbrella of independent professional unions and supported by the country's largest political parties, Umma and Democratic Unionist. He has been accused by the International Crimina...More..

Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule

The president's trip was unannounced and shrouded in secrecy. Air Force One touched down at the Al Asad Air Base after an overnight flight from Washington DC. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced their...More..

Royal Caribbean cruise ship crew member missing overboard
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Royal Caribbean cruise ship crew member missing overboard

The crew of the Empress of the Seas came across the men on December 20, ending an ordeal that began on December 1 when they fell asleep while soaking their nets and high winds sent them adrift in the open ocean...More..

Trump makes surprise visit to US troops in Iraq
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Trump makes surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

Mr Trump's trip was shrouded in secrecy. LaCamera and numerous service members stationed at Al Asad Air Base are now battling ISIS in the region will likely face additional challenges in the fight against the...More..

One dead in South Dakota plane crash
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

One dead in South Dakota plane crash

Sioux Falls Emergency Manager Regan Smith says officials got reports of exterior damage to one home. One person is dead and four families were forced from their homes after a single-engine airplane crashed in...More..

Search underway for man who killed Northern California police officer
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Search underway for man who killed Northern California police officer

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said Newman police Officer Ronil Singh was conducting a traffic stop early Wednesday in the town of Newman when he called out "shots fired" over his radio. Singh is su...More..

Putin praises new hypersonic Avangard weapon after test
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Putin praises new hypersonic Avangard weapon after test

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russian Federation would deploy its first regiment of hypersonic nuclear-capable missiles next year, saying the move meant his country now had a new type of str...More..

Donald Trump spends Christmas Day delivering poisonous TV rant
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Donald Trump spends Christmas Day delivering poisonous TV rant

However, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), a union that falls under the AFGE and supports almost 17,000 border agents and personnel employed by U.S. And there is no end in sight. He echoed Snyder's c...More..

Strong winter storm to impact Colorado Wednesday
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Strong winter storm to impact Colorado Wednesday

Compared to last year's lackluster winter and poor runoff this spring, numerous basins are reporting good numbers for the percentage of "snow water equivalent" that has accumulated compared to the median. This ...More..

Here's What President Trump Told U.S. Troops in Iraq
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Here's What President Trump Told U.S. Troops in Iraq

The surprise visit came just one day after NBC News published an article criticizing Trump for being the first president since 2002 not to visit the troops at Christmastime. Reuters reported last week tha...More..

Trump signals no end to shutdown: ‘You have to have a wall’
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Trump signals no end to shutdown: ‘You have to have a wall’

The US President did not say how he was hearing from federal workers, excluding those he appointed to their jobs or who work with him in the White House. Border Patrol, says that while the organization does not...More..

Indonesia rescuers hampered by rain after tsunami
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Indonesia rescuers hampered by rain after tsunami

A tsunami that followed an eruption of Anak Krakatoa hit communities along the Sunda Strait on Saturday night, killing more than 420 people and displacing thousands. But she could not outrun it. "Since ...More..

Mount Etna Erupts After Series of Earthquakes
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Mount Etna Erupts After Series of Earthquakes

More than 100 tremors have rattled the inhabited slopes of Mount Etna this week, with the most powerful quake registering a magnitude of 4.3. A local vulcanologist said it was Etna's "first flank eruption"...More..

Christian community celebrating Christmas today
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Christian community celebrating Christmas today

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa joined the Christian community at Christ Church, Rawalpindi to take part in the Christmas celebrations, a statement from the military's media wing said on Tu...More..

Man held after Norwegian, Danish women stabbed in Morocco
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Man held after Norwegian, Danish women stabbed in Morocco

Morocco has been the site of several disrupted ISIS plots but the militant group does not have an affiliate in the country or a presence there. A minute of silence was held in the presence of diplomats from ...More..

Dubai releases photos of rulers daughter who was missing
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Dubai releases photos of rulers daughter who was missing

The UN, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other groups have been demanding information from the UAE about her whereabouts for over nine months. The boat was intercepted by three Indian and two Emi...More..

Sudan president vows 'real reforms' after deadly street protests
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sudan president vows 'real reforms' after deadly street protests

Since the demonstrations started spreading on Wednesday, police have dispersed protesters with tear gas and authorities have declared states of emergency and curfews in several states. Two demonstrators were ...More..

Qureshi arrives in Moscow in last leg of his four-nation visit
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Qureshi arrives in Moscow in last leg of his four-nation visit

They also discussed the Afghan peace process. In the first two days of his tour, the foreign minister visited Afghanistan, Iran and China where he held key meetings with officials. The US decision to pull alm...More..

4.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Europe's Most Active Volcano
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

4.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Europe's Most Active Volcano

A 4.8-magnitude quake on Wednesday hit Sicily around Europe's most active volcano Mount Etna, injuring at least two people, Italian media reported. At least four people suffered slight injuries from falling...More..

Happy Holidays from Small Business Trends to all our readers
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Happy Holidays from Small Business Trends to all our readers

It's been my pleasure and privilege to offer my thoughts on events and people in Pleasanton, the Tri-Valley and beyond for all of my adult life (more than 50 years). We think 2019 is going to be an exciting yea...More..

Horowitz: Mattis Resignation on Principle Sounds Clarion Call
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Horowitz: Mattis Resignation on Principle Sounds Clarion Call

A key unanswered question is what the administration will do for the US -backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which have gotten weapons and training to fight Islamic State insurgents. But Trump maintains ISIS has...More..

Governor, Senator Killed In Helicopter Crash On Christmas Eve
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Governor, Senator Killed In Helicopter Crash On Christmas Eve

In elections in July, she narrowly beat Manuel Barbosa, President López Obrador's favoured candidate for the governorship of one of Mexico's most populous states. "Every single doubt must be cleared up", he sai...More..

POPs: experts investigate high-rise building in Sydney
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

POPs: experts investigate high-rise building in Sydney

The investigation continues, according to police. "We don't know [when] until the engineers assess the building and find out what caused the issue - or if there's a major issue with the building". Police esco...More..

Gunmen attack Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tripoli
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Gunmen attack Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tripoli

Libya has been a haven for extremists since a 2011 uprising toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Attackers stormed the Foreign Ministry headquarters after a auto bomb exploded in front of the building. "We will...More..

It's a disgrace what's happening to the US
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

It's a disgrace what's happening to the US

House Republicans demanded the money at a meeting earlier in the day. "I'll call it whatever they want, but it's all the same thing." The US President tweeted that he will be at the White House "all alone" ...More..

China 'Resolutely Opposes' Calls for Release of Detained Canadians
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

China 'Resolutely Opposes' Calls for Release of Detained Canadians

Michael Kovrig , left, and Michael Spavor are the two Canadians detained by Chinese authorities following the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Canada. Canada only gained consular access to him...More..