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World News Turnout falters but France's 'yellow vest' protests rumble on
Author: 0 Turnout falters but France's 'yellow vest' protests rumble on

In Bordeaux the turnout was higher as 2.400 people shouted " Macron resign!". Some members of the broad-based yellow vest movement accuse French leading news media of favoring President Emmanuel Macron's government and big business and minimizing the protests - even though the demonstrations have been the leading news story in France since they kicked off November 17.

World News Israel Orders Building 1,300 New Settler Houses in Occupied West Bank
Author: 0 Israel Orders Building 1,300 New Settler Houses in Occupied West Bank

Final approval was given to build 30 of the 1,451 settlement units. "They can't succeed, because if they do - that will pose a clear danger to the settlement movement". Some 500,000 Israelis live in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, areas that are also home to more than 2.6 million Palestinians. About 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built illegally since the 1967 occupation of the Palestinian lands.

Author: 0 US president Donald Trump says ‘big progress’ on possible China trade deal

The White House also said that China has agreed to label the deadly opioid fentanyl, which is behind tens of thousands of overdose deaths in the US, as a controlled substance. China's customs administration announced Friday it had approved USA rice imports, after Beijing's major state-owned grain stockpiler said it had resumed buying U.S.

World News Trump tweets he's waiting for Dems to make deal
Author: 0 Trump tweets he's waiting for Dems to make deal

EPA spokeswoman Molly Block said numerous agency's 14,000 employees were being furloughed, while disaster-response teams and certain other employees deemed essential would stay on the job. "This government shutdown is due exclusively to Trump's border wall obsession and his refusal to abandon his anti-immigrant agenda, even at the cost of denying hundreds of thousands of federal workers their holiday paychecks and impacting operations at several federal agencies", Praeli said.

World News Sheriff Takes Aim At California Sanctuary Law After Cop Killer Suspect Arrest
Author: 0 Sheriff Takes Aim At California Sanctuary Law After Cop Killer Suspect Arrest

Details about the suspect were not immediately available. Ronil Singh , a 33-year-old Newman police officer who was shot after stopping a suspected drunken driver in the tiny San Joaquin Valley town. Former NYPD officer Dan Bongino blasted US immigration policies after a police officer in California was fatally shot by an alleged illegal immigrant fugitive.

World News Hackers steal North Korea defectors' data
Author: 0 Hackers steal North Korea defectors' data

Personal details include names, birth dates, and addresses. Choi Hyun-soo, South Korea's Defense Ministry spokeswoman, said the footage provided no proof of what Japan said had happened but showed a Japanese aircraft conducting a "threatening low-altitude flight" over a South Korean warship at a rescue operation of a drifting North Korean boat.

World News Immigration Minister To Discuss Migrant Crisis With Channel Border Officers
Author: 0 Immigration Minister To Discuss Migrant Crisis With Channel Border Officers

Immigration minister Caroline Nokes is to visit Dover amid growing criticism of the government's handling of the surge in migrants crossing the Channel. "He has insisted the Home Office treat the situation as a major incident and has. asked for daily updates", it said in a statement on Friday. A former senior Home Office official has said smugglers are emboldened by the fact that United Kingdom lifeboats are rescuing travellers out at sea - with the rescuers then taking them on to dry land ...

World News Blizzard warning, more snow and wind expected
Author: 0 Blizzard warning, more snow and wind expected

More than 50 million people stay under flood and flash flood observations from New Jersey down to Louisiana. According to the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks, the snow was expected to continue falling throughout Thursday and into early Friday morning.

World News Trump blames Dems for deaths of migrant children on the border
Author: 0 Trump blames Dems for deaths of migrant children on the border

Trump has demanded $5 billion for wall construction - though the White House reportedly has shown flexibility on that number - while Democrats have offered to spend no more than $1.3 billion for security measures not including a wall. But that alone won't solve the shutdown, absent Senate approval and Trump's signature. The US president said the deaths of Felipe Gomez Alonso and Jakelin Caal, aged eight and seven, were "strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration ...

World News Trump uses officer's killing to push for wall
Author: 0 Trump uses officer's killing to push for wall

The Stanislaus County Sheriff is now leading the investigation into this homicide and have stated the name of the suspect as well as his date of birth have not been verified as of this time. Build the Wall!" the US President wrote. He said that while Singh was born and raised in Fiji, he "came to this country with one objective and that was to serve this country".

World News Foreign Intel Agencies Placed Michael Cohen's Cell Phone Near Prague
Author: 0 Foreign Intel Agencies Placed Michael Cohen's Cell Phone Near Prague

The significance of whether Cohen has ever been to Prague or not is that the Steele Dossier , the intelligence report by former British spy Christopher Steele , said that Cohen had gone to Prague in August 2016 to meet with Russian officials to discuss how to make payments to Kremlin-hired hackers working against Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

World News Aus disappointed by Japan's decision to resume whaling
Author: 0 Aus disappointed by Japan's decision to resume whaling

Last season, its scientific research expeditions caught almost 600 whales in the Antarctic and the northwest Pacific. Non-signatory states are not allowed to do so, according to Japanese Fisheries Agency officials. As long as commercial whaling is to be resumed, it is essential to break away from the current situation of relying on subsidies alone and develop whaling as a self-sustaining industry.

World News 'We are heartbroken': Yemeni boy caught in Trump's Muslim travel ban dies
Author: 0 'We are heartbroken': Yemeni boy caught in Trump's Muslim travel ban dies

The 2-year-old son of a Yemeni woman who sued the Trump administration to let her into the country to be with the ailing boy has died, the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced. "This is a hard time for our family, but we are blessed to be together", the boy's father, Ali Hassan, said at the airport, asking for privacy. The State Department granted Swileh a waiver the next day, and she has since received a visa to stay in the country.

World News China frees detained Canadian teacher Sarah McIver
Author: 0 China frees detained Canadian teacher Sarah McIver

Ms McIver had been working at a school in China when she was held over issues with her work visa. Both China and Canada had said McIver's case differed from those of Kovrig and Spavor. China has demanded Canada free Ms Meng, who is fighting extradition to the United States, where she would face fraud charges that carry a maximum sentence of 30-years jail for each charge.

World News Flights suspended at German airport after car incident
Author: 0 Flights suspended at German airport after car incident

The detained suspect's vehicle was registered in Poland, the German NDR broadcaster reported. At about 20:05 (CET), the airport resumed normal operations. The airport's terminals remained open, except for a section that had a glass facade facing the vehicle. The Hannover airport isn't one of Germany's major hubs, although millions fly through the airport every year.

World News 600,000 Deployed for Bangladesh Vote Marred by Violence
Author: 0 600,000 Deployed for Bangladesh Vote Marred by Violence

Dozens of people died in post-election violence. Miller said all candidates and voters must be able to take part without "harassment, intimidation, or violence" and that an independent media must be allowed to cover the election. Hossain is among those who see that election as illegitimate. In a statement late Friday, December 28 Amnesty International demanded that the government investigate assaults on activists and probe an attack this week on 12 journalists covering the campaign.

World News Cabinet made a decision to put 172 names in ECL
Author: 0 Cabinet made a decision to put 172 names in ECL

Zardari , co-chairman of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party ( PPP ) and who was president from 2008 until 2013, has always been the subject of corruption allegations, and is widely known in Pakistan as 'Mr Ten Per Cent. A country's future can't be changed with chicken eggs, said Bilawal in a jibe at PM Imran's idea of improving the country's economy through poultry business.

World News Mauritania's Abdel Aziz next Arab leader to visit Syria
Author: 0 Mauritania's Abdel Aziz next Arab leader to visit Syria

Citing a source in the Syrian foreign ministry, Russian state media also said the UAE will officially open its mission in the country on Thursday afternoon. The UAE and Bahrain are two of six Gulf Cooperation Council nations that took a tough stance on Damascus in 2012 and eventually recognised an opposition umbrella group as the representative of Syria.

World News Baga: NAF Shells Boko Haram Fighters Hiding in Military Base
Author: 0 Baga: NAF Shells Boko Haram Fighters Hiding in Military Base

Also, the 28 members of the state assembly, selected chairmen and commissioners from local government areas affected by recent attacks, leadership of the University of Maiduguri and selected tertiary institutions, chairmen of the Nigerian Labour Congress, the Nigerian Bar Association, the Nigerian Union of Journalists, National Council of Women Societies and the Nigerian Legion in Borno State.

World News Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border 'entirely'
Author: 0 Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border 'entirely'

Mulvaney said the Democrats rejected the White House's counteroffer of "a number less than $5 billion", which is what Trump wants for the wall. President Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other as the disruption in federal services and public employees' pay slogs into another weekend.

Author: 0 English Channel migrant crossings declared a 'major incident'

In the latest incidents, eight Iranian men were spotted in a small boat near the busy port of Dover at around 0900 GMT, and brought ashore for medical assessments and immigration interviews. "He has insisted the Home Office treat the situation as a major incident and has. asked for daily updates", it said in a statement on Friday. Numerous migrants are Iranian or Syrian.

World News Uncertainty clouds North Carolina elections fraud investigation
Author: 0 Uncertainty clouds North Carolina elections fraud investigation

The board has been investigating claims of ballot fraud by supporters of Republican Mark Harris , the unofficial leader in the 9th Congressional District race. The elections board was disbanded at noon Friday under orders from a state court that found its previous makeup unconstitutional. A new board is to be seated January 31.

World News China Jails Ex-Spymaster Ma Jian For Life Over Corruption
Author: 0 China Jails Ex-Spymaster Ma Jian For Life Over Corruption

According to the South China Morning Post , Ma worked at the spy agency for more than 30 years and was promoted to deputy minister of counter-intelligence operations in 2006. Ma is one of the most senior security officials to be punished since former security czar Zhou Yongkang was sacked then sentenced to life imprisonment, in June 2015.

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