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Fiji-Born Cop Shot And Killed While On Duty In California, US

Fiji-Born Cop Shot And Killed While On Duty In California, US Or, donations can be made online on the SSDA website . The Stanislaus Sheriff Department has taken over the investigation and Deputy Tom Letras says surveillance footage from an earlier stop at a convenience store shows the suspect and his vehicle. [Full Article...]

Bangladesh's violent poll campaigning ends, South Asia News & Top Stories

Bangladesh's violent poll campaigning ends, South Asia News & Top Stories A ruling Awami League party supporter was killed by opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) followers, police said. On December 28, 2018, America's most prestigious and influential newspaper, the Wall Street Journal has published an opinion-editorial titled - 'Bangladesh's bad election choice' . [Full Article...]

Media Peers Mourn Sudden Passing of Federalist Writer Bre Payton

Prayers immediately started pouring in for the journalist who wrote for The Federalist , a right-wing news outlet. Following a panel that featured the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin-whom many on the right can not stand being labeled a "conservative columnist" on the right-Bre shook hands and cheerfully asked Rubin what conservative principles she actually holds, the Post pundit replied "I've ... [Full Article...]

Britain voices 'grave' concerns over China's Huawei

Britain voices 'grave' concerns over China's Huawei Instead, the Australian government said in a statement that companies "who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign companies" would be barred from providing 5G equipment. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson recently said he has "very deep concerns" about the Chinese firm's involvement in upgrading the UK's mobile network, after Australia, New Zealand and the United S... [Full Article...]

No end in sight for USA government shutdown

No end in sight for USA government shutdown Trump's demand for money to build the border wall and Democrats' refusal to give him what he wants has caused a partial government shutdown that is almost a week old. "The more we're hearing, it is Nancy Pelosi preventing that from happening", he said. The Senate and the House of Representatives were set to meet at 4 p.m. [Full Article...]

Turkish-Backed Fighters Preparing to Replace US Forces in Syria

Turkish-Backed Fighters Preparing to Replace US Forces in Syria For weeks, Turkey has been threatening to launch a new offensive against the Kurdish fighters, who partnered with the U.S. to drive the Islamic State jihadist group out of much of northern and eastern Syria. It is part of the wider build up of forces in the area. Turkey-backed Syrian rebels say they have been mobilizing to launch the next offensive, with their first target the town of Manbij tha... [Full Article...]

Avangard weapon makes missile defences useless, Russian Federation says

Avangard weapon makes missile defences useless, Russian Federation says The Avangard is a strategic intercontinental ballistic missile system equipped with a gliding hypersonic maneuvering warhead. In March 2018 , Putin announced the Avangard alongside other modernized Russian nuclear delivery systems, emphasizing that it was being pursued due to USA pursuit of missile defense systems. [Full Article...]

Indonesia orders flights to steer clear of erupting Anak Krakatau volcano

Indonesia orders flights to steer clear of erupting Anak Krakatau volcano Insurance payments to compensate damage caused by the tsunami that hit Indonesia earlier in December may exceed $1 billion, media reported on Thursday citing data from local insurance companies. A Red Cross spokesperson told CNN that thousands of people had evacuated from islands in the Sunda Strait as a result. "I was holding my child, she was still calling me mum", said Emilia, ide... [Full Article...]

Trump's very first visit to the troops stirs up trouble in Iraq

Trump's very first visit to the troops stirs up trouble in Iraq Trump, making his first presidential visit to troops in a troubled region on Wednesday, said he has no plans to withdraw the 5200 USA forces in the country. And next year, $716 billion. "You've had enough time", he said he told the top brass. "Parliament must clearly and urgently express its view about the ongoing American violations of Iraqi sovereignty", said Salam al-Shimiri, a lawmaker loy... [Full Article...]

Trump, Melania visit United States troops in Iraq

Trump, Melania visit United States troops in Iraq A retired general said President Donald Trump politicized his visit to troops in Iraq , putting the soldiers in a "very bad position", at Al Asad Air Base, in Iraq, on December 26. Trump defended his decision to pull forces from neighboring Syria, declaring of Islamic State militants: "We've knocked them out". In Iraq's parliament, two major blocks condemned Trump's visit, saying it violate... [Full Article...]

US Government Shutdown Enters Day 5

US Government Shutdown Enters Day 5 But several federal employees living across the country paint a different picture. "We want border security, and there are many other things we want aside from the wall, but the wall is a big part of it", Art Del Cueto, vice president of border patrol union, tells TIME. [Full Article...]

Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow, Poor Travel Conditions

Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow, Poor Travel Conditions A stretch of central Minnesota, including portions of the Twin Cities metro area, is under a winter weather advisory. "Travel will be very hard to impossible. There the accumulations were far more variable, depending on the strength of the storm as it moved. The National Weather Service predicted areas between Lake Andes, Mitchell and Watertown, South Dakota and Fargo, North Dakota could see b... [Full Article...]

Girl, 7, finds Santa gifts, cookies gone despite Trump's 'marginal' comment

Girl, 7, finds Santa gifts, cookies gone despite Trump's 'marginal' comment First Lady Melania Trump and the president each sat by a phone in the White House's State Dining Room around 6:30 p.m.as journalists took photos and recorded video of them taking calls patched through from NORAD, the Hill reports . The president also expressed confidence in Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, calling him a talented guy and a smart person. "I suspect any support that they had... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump questions seven-year-old boy's belief in Santa

Donald Trump questions seven-year-old boy's belief in Santa Collman had called the NORAD Tracks Santa program on Christmas Eve. "It's just too freaking fantastic that Trump spent his Christmas Eve calling seven year olds and telling them believing in Santa at their age is 'marginal, '" Democratic Senator Chris Murphy said on his Twitter account. [Full Article...]

Christmas Day is the calm before the storm as rain moves in

Christmas Day is the calm before the storm as rain moves in Christmas Day looks like a mixture of sun and clouds with highs in the mid 30s. Our next chance for rain comes late Thursday into Friday . In a portion of this corridor, snow totals can reach 12 inches or more. Accumulations aren't expected to be more than generally a few tenths of an inch but it will cover the exposed grass in a few places! Our weather pattern starts picking up with rain ... [Full Article...]

Erdogan invites Trump to visit Turkey

Erdogan invites Trump to visit Turkey In fact, ISIS members and supporters have been operating in Turkey, and the Turkish government has at times treated those who expose ISIS activities more harshly than ISIS supporters themselves. In a Twitter posting on Monday , Trump said Erdogan vowed to continue the fight against ISIS. Erdogan has vowed to dislodge the US -backed Kurdish YPG fighters from along its border with Syria. [Full Article...]

‘Are you still a believer in Santa?’: Trump asks 7-year-old

‘Are you still a believer in Santa?’: Trump asks 7-year-old The military, which runs NORAD Tracks Santa from the Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, said it will continue to take calls as he makes his way around the world on Monday night. That's tracking Santa Claus when he enters Canadian Airspace on Christmas Eve. A girl told Ms Hill she wanted to warn Santa not to bump into a bell hanging on her door. [Full Article...]

White House: Closure could extend into new year

The stalemate over how much to spend and how to spend it caused the partial government shutdown that began on Saturday following a lapse in funding for departments and agencies that make up about 25 per cent of the U.S. Trump, they added, "wanted the shutdown, but he seems not to know how to get himself out of it". Trump recently declared he'd be "proud" to shut down the government over border i... [Full Article...]

8-Year-Old Boy Dies on Christmas Morning in Border Control Custody

8-Year-Old Boy Dies on Christmas Morning in Border Control Custody This is the second immigrant child this month to die in custody. In the second case, an agent noticed Monday that the child had become ill. Agency guidelines say immigrants generally shouldn't be detained for more than 72 hours in CBP holding facilities, which are usually smaller and have fewer services than ICE's detention centers. [Full Article...]

USA troop withdrawal emboldens Isis to launch 'intense attack' in Syria

USA troop withdrawal emboldens Isis to launch 'intense attack' in Syria There have been warnings from Israel and others that Iran is seeking to form a "land bridge" across to the Mediterranean, and some analysts have said that the USA withdrawal could help that effort. One day later, McGurk was confirmed to have resigned, in the latest sign of USA senior official's growing objection to Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria. [Full Article...]


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