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World News Militants attack Libyan Foreign Ministry
Author: 0 Militants attack Libyan Foreign Ministry

A suicide bomber then blew themselves up. The Health Ministry confirmed the death toll and said 10 other people were wounded. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. In 2015, ISIS took advantage of the chaos to gain a foothold in the coastal city of Sirte. Mr Siala said security arrangements agreed between Libya's Government of National Accord and the United Nations after a month of clashes in the south of Tripoli are yet to be implemented.

World News Canada working with allies to secure release of detainees
Author: 0 Canada working with allies to secure release of detainees

He was detained on December 10. December 22: During a visit to Canadian peacekeepers in Mali, Trudeau says countries around the world are "extremely disturbed" by China's detention of Spavor and Kovrig. The detention of the two Canadians is widely seen as retaliation by China for Meng's arrest. Freeland said Chinese authorities have not drawn a direct connection between Meng's arrest and the arrest of the Canadians, but many analysts say the cases are linked .

World News Pakistan achieves breakthrough in resuming Afghan govt, Taliban talks
Author: 0 Pakistan achieves breakthrough in resuming Afghan govt, Taliban talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Pakistani counterpart, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi , held a meeting in Tehran on Monday during which the two countries' top diplomats stressed the importance of making joint efforts to boost stability, security and constructive cooperation in the region, particularly in Afghanistan.

World News Salt Lake might have a white Christmas. Well, maybe white-ish
Author: 0 Salt Lake might have a white Christmas. Well, maybe white-ish

Both the White Salmon and Heather Meadows areas will be open for skiing and snowboarding on Christmas. The wind will be mild, between 5-10 miles per hour. A weak storm system will graze the area to the southwest tonight , bringing a few flurries later in the night and overnight lows will be in the lower 20s.

World News Sicily's Mount Etna spews ash from new fracture
Author: 0 Sicily's Mount Etna spews ash from new fracture

The Mount Etna observatory reported lava flows from the volcano and a new fracture opening on its southeast crater. A local vulcanologist said it was Etna's "first flank eruption" in more than a decade. The airport on the Mediterranean island of Sicily says it's having a limited opening Tuesday, operating four flights an hour. Etna, the largest of Italy's three active volcanoes, has been particularly active since July.

World News Turkey warns France 'no benefit' in protecting Syrian Kurd militia
Author: 0 Turkey warns France 'no benefit' in protecting Syrian Kurd militia

A handout picture released by the Turkish Presidential Palace Press Office shows Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) posing with US President Donald Trump during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 1, 2018. Gen. Austin Miller, the head of the USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces in Afghanistan, also said he did not receive official orders from the White House or the Pentagon on the drawdown.

World News Trump tells boy that believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'
Author: 0 Trump tells boy that believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'

The NORAD Tracks Santa program became a Christmas Eve tradition after a child mistakenly called the forerunner to the North American Aerospace Defense Command in 1955 and asked to speak to Santa. Santa will zig zag his way up and down Australia, making sure to visit every child's house before departing Australian airspace as he heads towards our northern neighbours.

World News Attack on government building in Afghan capital leaves 43 dead
Author: 0 Attack on government building in Afghan capital leaves 43 dead

Three of the gunmen were killed in a shootout with police. One officer died and three were wounded. At least 20 others were injured during the siege at the Afghan ministry of public works in Kabul . The attack came just hours after Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was in the Afghan capital to discuss ways of finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war.

World News 'Missing' Dubai princess 'meets with' former President and UN Commissioner Mary Robinson
Author: 0 'Missing' Dubai princess 'meets with' former President and UN Commissioner Mary Robinson

According to reports, the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Dubai's ruler tried to escape the country in March after saying she was effectively being held prisoner by her repressive father. Sheikha Latifa - the daughter of Dubai's ruler - is said to have tried to flee in an attempt to live a freer life overseas. However, she was intercepted by the Indian coast guard off the Goa coast and Jauhiainen has not heard from her since March 4.

World News Trump agrees to visit Turkey in 2019, no date set
Author: 0 Trump agrees to visit Turkey in 2019, no date set

FILE - U.S. forces are seen at the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes in Mount Karachok near Malikiya, Syria, April 25, 2017. He added: "Turkey will show the same determination against Daesh. We can bring peace to this region". To the northwest, north of Aleppo, Syrian militias backed by Turkey are being deployed along the contact lines with the SDF-backed Manbij Military Council.

World News Pope Francis urges abusive priests to
Author: 0 Pope Francis urges abusive priests to "turn themselves in"

The church, Francis said , "will spare no effort to do all that is necessary to bring to justice whosoever has committed such crimes". "It is undeniable that some in the past, out of irresponsibility, disbelief, lack of training, inexperience - we need to judge the past with a hermeneutics of the past - or spiritual and human myopia, treated many cases without the seriousness and promptness that was due".

World News Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash
Author: 0 Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash

It was learned that the helicopter's two pilots and an assistant to the senator also died in the crash. "I give my personal deep condolences to the relatives of Senator Rafael Moreno Valle and his wife, the governor of Puebla, Martha Erika Alonso".

World News ‘White Christmas’ is still a possibility for Whatcom County lowlands
Author: 0 ‘White Christmas’ is still a possibility for Whatcom County lowlands

Overall this is a moderate sized storm with snow totals ranging from about a foot in the Sierra, a few inches at Tahoe, and a dusting to a couple inches in the valley. Follow along with the latest on Twitter . Some snow showers and a period of steady light snow especially this evening. Much of Scotland will avoid the rain though, here it'll be calmer, colder and clearer with some sunny spells breaking through once any fog clears.

World News U.S. hopes for Kim-Trump summit in early 2019
Author: 0 U.S. hopes for Kim-Trump summit in early 2019

Yang Moo-jin, a professor at Seoul's University of North Korean Studies, told AP Thursday that "Pyongyang is sending a message to Washington that confrontation and dialogue can not coexist". From the North Korean side, this is Denuclearization 101: the basis for a productive diplomatic process with the United States, building on a word that has effectively carried the same meaning from Pyongyang since its introduction to the diplomatic playbook in 1992, when it first appeared in an ...

World News US judge orders North Korea to pay $500M in student's death
Author: 0 US judge orders North Korea to pay $500M in student's death

North Korea is liable for "the torture, hostage taking, and extrajudicial killing of Otto Warmbier ", said U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia's Chief Judge Beryl A. Doctors in the US concluded his brain damage was the result of a loss of blood flow to his brain for as long as 20 minutes, but the precise cause remains unclear.

World News Vigils: Moroccans commemorate the murdered Scandinavian students
Author: 0 Vigils: Moroccans commemorate the murdered Scandinavian students

They were honouring 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland and 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, whose bodies were found Monday. Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. Younes Ouaziad, 27, lived with his parents in the working-class Al-Azzouzia neighbourhood. "He was a boy without any history, private". A total of 13 men have been detained after the murder of the female hikers from Denmark and Norway.

World News 'Emotionally distressed' man climbs National Christmas Tree near White House
Author: 0 'Emotionally distressed' man climbs National Christmas Tree near White House

He was reportedly first discovered in the National Christmas Tree at around 5:45 p.m. Police rushed to the scene, closed off the adjacent area and dispatched a negotiator to bring the daredevil back down. He was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. The man sat in the tree for about an hour before finally climbing down. There was no immediate word on whether he would be charged with a crime.

World News Governor Kasich Vetoes Controversial Abortion Bill
Author: 0 Governor Kasich Vetoes Controversial Abortion Bill

It marks the 21st anti-abortion law signed during Kasich's time as governor, and makes OH one of the most restrictive states when it comes to abortion. Similar laws have been rejected by the courts. "This is what's left". No longer unified around previous wedge issues like gay marriage or gun rights, "Republicans or the conservatives have taken to considering abortion restrictions as the way to prove your conservative bona fides", she said.

World News Shutdown Means TSA Agents Could Work Busy Holidays With No Pay
Author: 0 Shutdown Means TSA Agents Could Work Busy Holidays With No Pay

Planning to take a plane or train to your holiday destination? Transportation Security Administration officers will staff airport checkpoints. The Federal Emergency Management Agency can continue to respond to disasters. Other agencies, or parts of them, also have funding not subject to annual appropriations - for example, through fees they charge for their services, or from trust funds or multi-year budgets.

World News Macron says ‘an ally must be reliable after US Syria pullout announcement
Author: 0 Macron says ‘an ally must be reliable after US Syria pullout announcement

He told reporters that ISIS inhabited just one percent of the territory they once held thanks to the success of the US -led campaign but still maintained a unsafe level of influence. As well as mounting airstrikes, British commandos have been deployed in northern Syria . "The SDF is fighting against the terrorism that fomented attacks against Paris and elsewhere".

World News Turkey sends military reinforcements to northern Syria
Author: 0 Turkey sends military reinforcements to northern Syria

Macron also spoke about US President Donald Trump 's decision to pull American troops out of Syria . Macron said that the troop withdrawal endangers Kurdish fighters, who were instrumental in the U.S-led coalition's fight against ISIS militants.

World News Head of United Nations monitors arrives in Yemen's Hodeidah
Author: 0 Head of United Nations monitors arrives in Yemen's Hodeidah

Patrick Cammaert, a retired Dutch general, with experience in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and the DRC, arrived in the southern city of Aden on Saturday and is due to meet government representatives before travelling to the rebel-held capital Sanaa and onwards to Hodeidah.

World News Netanyahu seeks to calm Israeli concerns over Trump’s Syria pullout
Author: 0 Netanyahu seeks to calm Israeli concerns over Trump’s Syria pullout

And Trump's sudden decision sparked turmoil within his administration, prompting the resignation of Brett McGurk , the special envoy to the anti-IS coalition, as well as Mattis . Turkish President Rejep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to launch a new offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria. Plans for the troop withdrawal will now be overseen by Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who Trump on Sunday said would replace Mattis starting January 1.

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