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World News Trump's hasty Syria withdrawal means 'Merry Christmas' for Vladimir Putin
Author: 0 Trump's hasty Syria withdrawal means 'Merry Christmas' for Vladimir Putin

Erdogan reportedly told Trump during that phone conversation that there was no longer any need for US forces to remain in that country. Although Erdogan welcomed Trump's decision to leave Syria, he said he remained "cautious" because of "past negative experiences", referring to Ankara's continued disappointment over the U.S.

World News Japan to resume commercial whaling after leaving IWC
Author: 0 Japan to resume commercial whaling after leaving IWC

Authorities in Japan say eating whales is a piece of its way of life. Darren Kindleysides, CEO of the Australian Marine Conservation Society, said Japan would have "turned its back on the global community" should it follow through with its plans to withdraw.

World News Der Spiegel sacks star journalist for falsifying articles 'on a grand scale'
Author: 0 Der Spiegel sacks star journalist for falsifying articles 'on a grand scale'

The colleague eventually tracked down two alleged sources quoted extensively by Relotius in the article, which was published in November. Relotius won his fourth German reporter prize this month with a story headlined "Child's Play". "Relotius cleverly rebuffed all the attacks, all of Moreno's well-researched pieces of evidence ... until there came a point when that didn't work any more, until he finally couldn't sleep any more, hunted by the fear of being discovered".

World News Police arrest fiancé of missing Colorado mother
Author: 0 Police arrest fiancé of missing Colorado mother

She was spotted on surveillance video with their 1-year-old daughter at a Safeway in Woodland Park that day and her cell phone pinged about 800 miles away in Idaho on November 25. The time and date of an arraignment have not been set. Frazee also said she texted him that day, but the contents of that text haven't been released.

World News Trump to withdraw 'significant' troops from Afghanistan
Author: 0 Trump to withdraw 'significant' troops from Afghanistan

That air support, officials say , consists mostly of propping up Afghan troops while they try to hold territory from a resurgent Taliba. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's most pressing concern to date has been re-election rather than peace, and his intransigence has increasingly frustrated the United States and its allies in the worldwide community.

World News Colorado woman likely killed at home, fiance charged
Author: 0 Colorado woman likely killed at home, fiance charged

Kelsey Berreth , a 29-year-old pilot instructor from Woodland Park , was last seen in public November 22 on store surveillance footage that showed her walking into a Safeway market with the 1-year-old daughter fathered by Frazee, to whom she was engaged.

World News Ruth Bader Ginsburg has two malignant growths removed from lung
Author: 0 Ruth Bader Ginsburg has two malignant growths removed from lung

Ginsburg, who leads the court's liberal wing, is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days, the court said. "The court says no additional treatment is planned now", the AP reported . Registered Democrat Ginsburg previously served as an appeals court judge, achieving her enormous success despite facing sexism when she began her legal career during the 1960s.

World News US House approves funding bill with $5.7bn for Trump's border wall
Author: 0 US House approves funding bill with $5.7bn for Trump's border wall

The Republican-led Senate had already approved funds for the government through February 8 without money for the wall. Funding for a range of federal agencies is set to expire at midnight on Friday. McConnell has so far resisted doing that, and Republican Senators Jeff Flake and Orrin Hatch indicated on Friday that they would not support it. "I've made my position very clear: Any measure that funds the government must include border security".

World News Former Lehigh University student charged with trying to poison his roommate
Author: 0 Former Lehigh University student charged with trying to poison his roommate

Royal was as dumbfounded by this as anyone else", Assistant District Attorney Abraham Kassis said, according to The Morning Call . Yang is an worldwide student from China who turned himself into police in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Thursday on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli announced.

World News UN find Hezbollah tunnels under Israeli side of border
Author: 0 UN find Hezbollah tunnels under Israeli side of border

His remarks came ahead of a UN Security Council meeting over these tunnels, which Israel says were dug by the Iran-backed Shiite militant group in Lebanon. "It is committing a double war crime", the prime minister explained. On Wednesday, the Israeli military escorted reporters along the Israel-Lebanon border to the site of one of the tunnels found in recent weeks near the town of Metula.

World News Suspects behind Morocco murders of Scandinavians ‘pledged allegiance’ to IS group
Author: 0 Suspects behind Morocco murders of Scandinavians ‘pledged allegiance’ to IS group

The killing of two Scandinavian backpackers on a Moroccan hiking trail was an "act of terror", Denmark's prime minister, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, said Thursday. Danish police officials said on Wednesday they sent an officer to Morocco to assist in the investigation. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg decried the "brutal and meaningless attack on innocent people", and said she had trust in the Moroccan authorities to find those responsible.

World News Britain to fund 'no-deal Brexit' measures
Author: 0 Britain to fund 'no-deal Brexit' measures

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson said in the House of Commons that while the Government has not made any formal request, 3,500 troops will also be on standby "in order to support any Government department on any contingencies they may need".

World News Coalition says it launched strike at airport in Yemen capital
Author: 0 Coalition says it launched strike at airport in Yemen capital

A UN-brokered ceasefire has taken effect in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah as agreed upon by warring sides in Sweden last week. Residents also reported shelling early Wednesday for almost an hour on the eastern and southern outskirts of Hodeida but said calm was restored later in the day.

World News Flynn Leaves Court After Sentencing Postponed
Author: 0 Flynn Leaves Court After Sentencing Postponed

Typically, judges like to sentence cooperating defendants after their cooperation is done so they can fully evaluate the help they gave to the government. Almost a half-dozen former aides and advisers have pleaded guilty, agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors. Trump tweeted "good luck" to Flynn hours before the sentencing and said that, "despite tremendous pressure being put on him", there was "no Collusion!" The tone of Tuesday's hearing startled Flynn supporters who hoped his lawyers' ...

World News British woman raped near Goa’s Palolem beach
Author: 0 British woman raped near Goa’s Palolem beach

A 30-year-old man from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu has been arrested for raping a middle-aged British woman and robbing her belongings early on Thursday near the beach village of Palolem, police said. The victim took shelter with a friend nearby before reporting the incident to the nearby police station. A search was on for the culprit, police said, adding that some suspects from the area were being rounded up.

World News US offers $4.5 bn investment in Central America, Mexico
Author: 0 US offers $4.5 bn investment in Central America, Mexico

Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that his government wants "the United States to also give work visas for Mexico and to increase the number of visas, and that there also be work visas for Central Americans". Mexican Foreign Relation Secretary ‎Marcelo Ebrard‎ read the State Department announcement aloud in the Mexican capital. The development comes days after the United States government ordered the deployment of active-duty troops at the southern border with Mexico until January 31, to ward ...

World News Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Politico After New Report: ‘Gossip’ Citing Anonymous Sources
Author: 0 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Politico After New Report: ‘Gossip’ Citing Anonymous Sources

Ocasio-Cortez, who won an upset primary victory in 2018 over incumbent Joe Crowley , is part of a group called the Justice Democrats that wants to replace moderates with progressives. But Ocasio-Cortez is mostly upset about rumors that Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) lost to Jeffries because Lee made a campaign contribution to the NY newcomer, according to Politico .

World News No one can 'dictate' China: Xi Jinping
Author: 0 No one can 'dictate' China: Xi Jinping

Jinping's speech comes after the economic growth of the country in recent years which led China to become world's second largest economy. President Xi Jinping yesterday vowed to continue the journey of reform and the opening up of his country, but warned other nations not to impose their will on China or interfere in its development.

World News Barack Obama Dons Santa Hat To Surprise Hospitalized Kids With Gifts
Author: 0 Barack Obama Dons Santa Hat To Surprise Hospitalized Kids With Gifts

According to The Hill , Obama spent about an hour and a half visiting with the pediatric patients, giving them toy cars, puzzles and scented nail polish. Just like other people across the world, the hospital visited by Obama was equally excited with his surprise visit and made it clear in a Tweet seen by TUKO.co.ke.

World News Abu Dhabi process does more than bringing US, Taliban on the table
Author: 0 Abu Dhabi process does more than bringing US, Taliban on the table

The "US-Taliban reconciliation talks" produced "tangible results that are positive for all parties concerned", state-run WAM news agency said. The two days of meetings in the Emirati capital are Washington's latest attempt at ending Afghanistan's 17-year conflict, which has cost it almost $1 trillion since 2001 when it led an invasion to overthrow the Taliban government of Afghanistan following the September 11 attacks.

World News Judge's rebuke of Flynn upends sentencing, prolongs case
Author: 0 Judge's rebuke of Flynn upends sentencing, prolongs case

Michael Flynn , former national security adviser, leaves court after a federal judge delayed his sentencing. Federal prosecutors told the judge in court Tuesday that such crimes could lead to as much as a decade in prison. Mr Flynn accepted that offer. He has told the network that President Donald Trump has minimized what his former counsel Michael Flynn has done. Flynn said that memo notwithstanding, he was ready to proceed with sentencing.

World News U.S. says migrants will wait in Mexico after claiming asylum
Author: 0 U.S. says migrants will wait in Mexico after claiming asylum

Administration officials say many are gaming the system and making false claims as a way to stay in the U.S. While most pass their initial screening, only about 9 percent are eventually granted asylum. The U.S. State Department has warned American citizens not to travel to the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, which borders the Texas cities of McAllen and Brownsville.

World News Bipartisan criminal justice reform passed overwhelmingly by Senate
Author: 0 Bipartisan criminal justice reform passed overwhelmingly by Senate

But perhaps equally noteworthy are the names of some of the Republicans who didn't. Kennedy added, "I'm not going to vote to pass the buck to the bureaucracy and trust them to do the right thing". The legislation would reform several aspects of the USA criminal justice system , including allowing inmates to reduce sentences with an earned-time credit program.

World News Dying elderly neighbour leaves two-year-old girl 14 years' of presents
Author: 0 Dying elderly neighbour leaves two-year-old girl 14 years' of presents

The daughter of his elderly neighbor Ken, who had recently died, was clutching a large plastic bag, and Williams assumed it was garbage that she wanted him to throw away. "At the time we only had the dog and he said "can I give her a biscuit" it was a chocolate biscuit and I said no, dogs don't eat chocolate and being 80-odd he just ignored me and gave the dog a chocolate biscuit anyway".

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