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World News Ukraine says it'll send ships through Kerch Strait soon
Author: 0 Ukraine says it'll send ships through Kerch Strait soon

The US have issued a series of statements pledging Washington's support to Ukraine after the November 25 attack in the Sea of Azov. Ignoring Western condemnation of the incident, Russia says Ukraine illegally entered its waters and is resisting calls to release the vessels and 24 sailors it seized near Russian-annexed Crimea on November 25.

World News Winter is Expected to Arrive in the Carolinas
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Sunday night into Monday , wrap-around moisture in the colder air behind the system could result in some light snow showers across portions of north and central Georgia. Possible freezing rain and dusting snow could also reach the I-85 corridor. Arkansas and western Tennessee are forecasted to see a mix of snow and flooding rains Saturday .

World News 6 dead, dozens hurt in club stampede in Italy
Author: 0 6 dead, dozens hurt in club stampede in Italy

The barrier then gives way and a cascade of teenagers tumble over it, falling on top of each other. Dino Poggiali had earlier told Sky TG24 News. Firefighters had concentrated on giving first aid to survivors, stretched out on the road outside the club, before starting their investigation, he said.

World News Comey: FBI probe of Russia initially looked at 4 Americans
Author: 0 Comey: FBI probe of Russia initially looked at 4 Americans

Comey (shown above left) has been a main person of interest since the beginning, for his involvement in a key investigation and his public comments. Even while the questioning was still underway, GOP lawmakers were telling reporters that "they weren't satisfied and might try to bring him back another day", the AP reported .

World News Family: Body found in Costa Rica belongs to Florida woman
Author: 0 Family: Body found in Costa Rica belongs to Florida woman

Airbnb removed Villa le Mas - a compound with seven vacation apartments - from its site and said Wednesday that it had reached out to family members to offer condolences. The Facebook page, set up to search for the missing tourist who was believed to have been kidnapped, also revealed it would not stop posting and following up on the story, which has garnered global attention.

World News Fields guilty of 1st-degree murder in Charlottesville auto attack
Author: 0 Fields guilty of 1st-degree murder in Charlottesville auto attack

A jury of seven women and five men reached their verdict near the end of the first day of deliberations of a trial that lasted a little under two weeks. Lee is slated to be removed. Fields could be sentenced to life in prison for the state conviction. Fields' mother, Samantha Bloom, who is disabled, left the courthouse in a wheelchair without commenting .

World News Concern growing for British backpacker missing in New Zealand
Author: 0 Concern growing for British backpacker missing in New Zealand

Mr Millane said she was always in contact with her family and his parents were anxious. Miss Millane, who graduated from the University of Lincoln in September, had been travelling alone in New Zealand for two weeks, following a six-week group trip through South America.

World News Australia passes data encryption law
Author: 0 Australia passes data encryption law

Canberra says the laws are needed to intercept communications between serious criminals, like terrorists and paedophiles. Australia was a major driver of a statement agreed to at the Group of 20 leaders' summit in Germany a year ago that called on the technology industry to provide "lawful and non-arbitrary access to available information" needed to protect against terrorist threats.

World News Body found in NZ search for missing British backpacker
Author: 0 Body found in NZ search for missing British backpacker

New Zealand police believe they have found the body of missing British backpacker Grace Millane . Her father, David Millane, arrived in NZ on Friday, and made an emotional public appeal for help in finding Grace, who he described as a "lovely, outgoing, fun-loving, family-orientated daughter".

World News Trump to name new Joint Chiefs chairman, sources say
Author: 0 Trump to name new Joint Chiefs chairman, sources say

In addition to the scheduled change of the chairman, several other key slots on the Joint Chiefs of Staff are scheduled to open next year. A former commander of Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division is reportedly being tapped as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

World News Police confirm United Kingdom backpacker Grace Millane was murdered in New Zealand
Author: 0 Police confirm United Kingdom backpacker Grace Millane was murdered in New Zealand

The charge comes after police confirmed Millane's disappearance was being treated as a homicide, at a press conference this afternoon. Grace Millane had been in New Zealand for about two weeks. Her family have been left "devastated" by the development, Auckland City Police Detective Inspector Scott Beard said. Police had "no reason or understanding what the motive was", he said.

World News NY Federal Prosecutors Seek Prison for Former Trump Lawyer Cohen
Author: 0 NY Federal Prosecutors Seek Prison for Former Trump Lawyer Cohen

However, in the crimes to which he pleaded guilty in August, he was motivated "by personal greed and repeatedly used his power and influence for deceptive ends". Prosecutors urged Pauley to hit Cohen with a $500,000 fine and forfeit his assets in addition to the prison sentence. The memo was harsh on Cohen's payoffs of the two women, and sought to tie them to Trump's win, arguing that Cohen "coordinated" with the Trump campaign.

World News Trump announces John Kelly is leaving
Author: 0 Trump announces John Kelly is leaving

Before his resignation, Kelly had reportedly raised the ire of First Lady Melania Trump and her staff over a range of issues, from travel arrangements to promotions. At the time it was hoped he would steady the ship - and curb Donald Trump's Twitter habit - after the turbulence of Reince Priebus's tenure. Kelly was not at work Friday morning, though an ally said he was simply taking a day off and would be at the White House for a holiday staff dinner Friday night.

World News Donald Trump Nominates Former News Anchor Heather Nauert As UN Envoy
Author: 0 Donald Trump Nominates Former News Anchor Heather Nauert As UN Envoy

If confirmed by the Senate, Heather Nauert , a 48-year-old former Fox News Channel reporter, will replace Nikki Haley . "I think there's a real sense that she can communicate effectively". Nauert had worked for Fox News from 1998 to 2005 before joining ABC . The 48-year-old native of IL is deemed by State Department colleagues as "hard-working" and "well in over her head at an understaffed agency", reports by USA Today and Wbir suggest.

World News Kramp-Karrenbauer wins first round vote to replace Merkel as CDU leader
Author: 0 Kramp-Karrenbauer wins first round vote to replace Merkel as CDU leader

The favourites are CDU general secretary Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a Merkel ally who is widely considered the chancellor's preferred successor and is closest to her centrist stance; and Friedrich Merz , a former leader of the party's parliamentary group who stands for a more conservative approach and is seeking a comeback after a decade away from front-line politics.

World News US Challenges Russian Claims in Sea of Japan
Author: 0 US Challenges Russian Claims in Sea of Japan

Rachel McMarr, a Pacific Fleet spokesperson, said in a statement. In the South China Sea, despite perceptions that U.S. FONOPs have been exclusively conducted against Chinese claims, the U.S. warship was closely tracked by a Russian destroyer "Admiral Tributs" along with the aircraft of Russia's Pacific Fleet, the MoD spokesperson noted. "That is true in the Sea of Japan, as in other places around the globe".

World News Trump announces nominations for attorney general, United Nations ambassador
Author: 0 Trump announces nominations for attorney general, United Nations ambassador

United States media report he has been critical of some aspects of that inquiry. Barr, 68, a Republican lawyer, served as attorney general under George H.W. He also worked at the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1970s and in the Reagan White House in the early 1980s. Mr Barr holds degrees in government and Chinese studies from Columbia University.

World News Donald Trump blames Mueller probe, 'Presidential Harassment' for approval rating
Author: 0 Donald Trump blames Mueller probe, 'Presidential Harassment' for approval rating

The typo-ridden rant on Twitter, sent over the course of an hour early Friday, questioned Mueller's work and criticized key figures from Justice Department official Bruce Ohr to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Comey said: "Note that I smiled". "The FBI had a criminal investigation into a presidential candidate, and then less than a month after that ended, they launched a counterintelligence investigation into the campaign of the other major presidential candidate", Gowdy explained.

World News CNN’s NYC Headquarters Evacuated After Bomb Threat
Author: 0 CNN’s NYC Headquarters Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Employees have been evacuated and the NYPD is investigating. Just two months ago, bombs were sent to the CNN, as well as top Democrats like Barack Obama and the Clintons. Less than an hour before the threat was phoned in to the CNN, Trump had tweeted "FAKE NEWS - ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!" The suspect, Cesar Sayoc, of Florida, was arrested and indicted on more than 30 federal counts, including use of a weapon of mass destruction, and he faces up to life in prison if convicted.

World News Nova Scotia experiencing Christmas tree shortage after unusual freeze this spring
Author: 0 Nova Scotia experiencing Christmas tree shortage after unusual freeze this spring

There's now a handy tool to help you figure out exactly how many lights and ornaments you need for your ideal tree. "Are we gonna pay more money?'" said Levi Jecker, who's sold trees his whole life with his family. If you buy a real Christmas tree, you've probably noticed the price going up every year. "There was some minimal damage in some of the lots that were further inland", says Stewart Hebb, an employee of Naugler's Traditional Evergreen Tree Farm, "but he [Naugler] has a huge lot ...

World News Pakistan decides to reply to US President Trumps letter
Author: 0 Pakistan decides to reply to US President Trumps letter

Speaking at the cabinet meeting, he said PTI's viewpoint was now being vindicated by US Special Representative Zamlay Khalilzad rest of the world. "The security situation in Afghanistan remains hard, we have seen a number of high profile attacks in the past month, but the Afghan forces stand firms so do we".

World News North Korea expands long-range missile base as Trump seeks second summit
Author: 0 North Korea expands long-range missile base as Trump seeks second summit

But a report by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey said there had been construction on a new facility 7 miles away from the older Yeongjeo-dong site that had not been previously publicly identified. President Donald Trump's foreign policy advisor John Bolton confirmed this week that Trump still plans to meet with Kim Jong Un , the New York Times reported .

World News 'Conditions met' for Assange to leave Ecuadorian embassy
Author: 0 'Conditions met' for Assange to leave Ecuadorian embassy

The 251,000 classified cables from United States embassies around the world - released by WikiLeaks in 2010 and published by leading worldwide newspapers - embarrassed the Bush administration in Washington and caused ructions in its bilateral relations with other countries.

World News UK's Brexit vote to go ahead on schedule
Author: 0 UK's Brexit vote to go ahead on schedule

A day after she faced a humiliating defeat in the House of Commons as MPs voted to hold her government in contempt over a refusal to publish the document, May laid out the six-page document in the public domain attracting allegations of "inadvertently misleading" Parliament by some MPs.

World News Trump to nominate State Department spokesperson Nauert as United Nations envoy
Author: 0 Trump to nominate State Department spokesperson Nauert as United Nations envoy

After Haley announced that she'd be stepping down this past October, several outlets reported that Nauert was expected to be shortlisted for the role. Nauert is now the spokeswoman for the State Department. The post is considered one of the highest profile positions in USA diplomacy. While Haley consistently maintained overt antagonism toward Russia in the United Nations, it's unlikely to get any better with Nauert, the speaker that brought us " Russia has long arms, Russia has ...

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