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World News Stock Markets Climb Over Trade-Deal Hopes as 2018 Ends
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Xi and Trump also spoke by telephone over the weekend. The presidents of China and the USA have exchanged messages vowing to boost cooperation despite a bruising trade war on the 40th anniversary of the countries' diplomatic relations, Chinese state media reported .

World News [Breaking] N. Korean leader sends letter to Moon
Author: 0 [Breaking] N. Korean leader sends letter to Moon

But the much-anticipated trip has not yet materialised, which has left Kim feeling "much regret", according to his letter, sent to mark the end of the year, Moon's spokesman said. Kim Han-sung, 28, who heads Korea Progressive University Student's Union, a branch of the praise committee, told the Telegraph the welcoming parties had been inspired in part by President Moon's warm reception in Pyongyang.

Author: 0 Putin tells Trump in New Year’s letter he’s open to meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told U.S. President Donald Trump in a New Year's letter that the Kremlin is "open to dialogue" on the myriad issues hindering relations between their countries. The US president cancelled a planned meeting with his Russian counterpart at the G20 summit in Argentina in November, citing tensions about Moscow's forces opening fire on Ukrainian naval ships and then seizing the vessels.

Author: 0 Australia, New Zealand Among the First to Ring in 2019

The celebrations only got more boisterous from there as the time zones unfurled with party after party. While most were distracted by the vibrant, loud and impressive firework display, a handful of people noticed an error on a pylon of the Harbour Bridge just moments after 100,000 fireworks erupted in the air - ringing in 2019.

World News Kim Jong-un's new year message
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The North Korean leader made it clear that going back to saber-rattling is not what he wants: "If the US responds to our active and preemptive efforts with trustworthy steps and corresponding behavior, [North Korea-US relations] will move forward at an excellent and fast pace", he stated, as cited by Yonhap.

World News Fiance of missing Colorado woman faces five murder-related charges
Author: 0 Fiance of missing Colorado woman faces five murder-related charges

As of Monday morning, Berreth's body had not yet been found, though police in Twin Falls, Idaho said they thought they had found possible evidence in connection to the case. Woodland Park Police Chief Mile De Young confirmed that Berreth's cellphone pinged in Gooding, Idaho - 770 miles away from her home - three days after her disappearance.

World News Netanyahu Set for 1st Trip by Israeli PM to Brazil
Author: 0 Netanyahu Set for 1st Trip by Israeli PM to Brazil

The two also visited a synagogue among tight security including snipers on nearby roofs, where Netanyahu emphasized his hopes the two countries could operate in a more aligned and friendly manner in the future. Shortly after Bolsonaro's tweet, Netanyahu stated his intention to attend the inauguration. Other VIPs who will be there include Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

World News Auto deliberately driven into New Year's Eve crowds injuring eight in Tokyo
Author: 0 Auto deliberately driven into New Year's Eve crowds injuring eight in Tokyo

One witness told NHK it was a "ghastly scene". Takeshita Street is crowded with boutiques and restaurants that are popular with young people. "I saw some guys collapsed on the street". Police took into custody a man in his 20s and said he is suspected of intentionally trying to kill people by driving the auto through the street. The crash occurred in the early hours of Tuesday on Takeshita Street, well known to tourists and pop culture fans.

World News Swiss - Spanish Citizen involved in beheading tourists in Morocco?
Author: 0 Swiss - Spanish Citizen involved in beheading tourists in Morocco?

The two tourists , Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, of Denmark , and Maren Ueland , 28, of Norway , were found dead early on December 17, with knife wounds to the neck near the village of Imlil, on a route to Toubkal, North Africa's highest peak and a popular hiking and trekking destination.

World News Woman slain with 2 children, mother was recently widowed
Author: 0 Woman slain with 2 children, mother was recently widowed

Emery, 46, appeared briefly in court Monday, noting that he does not now have an attorney and that he understands the 15 charges against him - including four counts of first degree murder, seven counts of armed criminal action, three counts of first degree assault, and one count of attempted robbery.

World News Organizers test the Times Square Crystal Ball before Midnight
Author: 0 Organizers test the Times Square Crystal Ball before Midnight

Journalists representing the industry at the event include New York Times deputy managing editor Rebecca Blumenstein , CNN New Day anchor Alisyn Camerota , NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt , and Washington Post global opinions editor Karen Attiah , who edited work by the paper's late columnist Jamal Khashoggi .

World News Federalist writer Bre Payton dies at 26 after sudden illness
Author: 0 Federalist writer Bre Payton dies at 26 after sudden illness

Bre Payton suddenly passed away at age 26 after an illness. "Thank you everyone for your prayers", wrote Morgan Murtaugh , a US congressional candidate who lost in 2018. "We are less without her - in every possible way", McCain wrote. John McCain, tweeted , "Ben and I are absolutely gutted and horrified by this news".

World News Israel protests image of Jordanian minister stepping on flag
Author: 0 Israel protests image of Jordanian minister stepping on flag

A man leaving a trade union complex in the Jordanian capital Amman steps on the image of an Israeli flag on December 30, 2018. Jordanian Foreign Ministry spokesman Majed al-Qatarneh reaffirmed "the (Jordanian) government's respect for the peace treaty with Israel", adding that the flag incident was "being dealt with via diplomatic channels".

World News Gunman fires at woman and girls in car in Houston, killing child
Author: 0 Gunman fires at woman and girls in car in Houston, killing child

A 7-year-old girl was shot and killed in a Walmart parking lot in Houston early Sunday when a gunman opened fire on a vehicle she was traveling in with her mother and three other young girls, authorities said. It wasn't immediately clear what prompted the Sunday morning shooting. According to CNN affiliate KPRC, Harris County Sheriff's Major Jesse Razo said the survivors are "shaken and devastated".

World News Trump Says `Big Progress Being Made' With China After Xi Call
Author: 0 Trump Says `Big Progress Being Made' With China After Xi Call

President Trump said Saturday that the USA and China are making " big progress " in trade talks aimed at defusing a tariff war. China on Sunday urged the USA to take more objective view of its pledge to take measures to bring down the bilateral trade deficit and said that the two countries should enhance strategic mutual trust and avoid "strategic mis-judgement".

World News Elizabeth Warren preparing for 2020 presidential bid
Author: 0 Elizabeth Warren preparing for 2020 presidential bid

Warren is the most prominent Democrat yet to make a move toward a presidential bid and has always been a favorite target of President Trump. One of her most significant competitors could be Sen. Warren is not known for shepherding major legislation successfully through Congress, though Democrats were never in control of both chambers during her time there".

World News Brexit ‘50-50’ if May’s deal voted down, warns minister
Author: 0 Brexit ‘50-50’ if May’s deal voted down, warns minister

All we want is clarity about our future relations. In a parliamentary statement on Monday, May said lawmakers would resume the debate on her Brexit deal - which was halted last week - in the week of January 7, with a "meaningful vote" on the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union taking place the following week.

World News Trump won't budge on border funding
Author: 0 Trump won't budge on border funding

Asked on Sunday if the President will sign or veto a bill that Democrats pass, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" that "it depends what's in it", but added that Trump is "ready to negotiate".

World News Russian Federation detains American in Moscow over alleged spying
Author: 0 Russian Federation detains American in Moscow over alleged spying

An American man suspected of espionage was arrested in Moscow on December 28, Russia's domestic security service ( FSB ) said in a statement on Monday. The Skripals survived but a local woman died after picking up a discarded perfume bottle that police think was used to carry out the attack. In his annual press conference this month, Putin said Western pressure was aimed at restraining a resurgent Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Putin sends Christmas note to Trump saying he wants to talk

At the end of November, Trump abruptly canceled a planned meeting with Putin on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Argentina, citing tensions after Russian forces opened fire on Ukrainian Navy boats before seizing them and capturing 24 Ukrainian sailors.

World News Helicopter crash in Ras Al Khaimah: four on board
Author: 0 Helicopter crash in Ras Al Khaimah: four on board

The medical worker on board was reportedly a foreigner, while the three others were UAE nationals. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) says the South African consulate in Dubai is providing assistance to the family of a man who was killed in a helicopter crash in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

World News Four dead in building collapse after gas explosion in Russian Federation
Author: 0 Four dead in building collapse after gas explosion in Russian Federation

Some 110 people lived in the building, said the RIA news agency , citing the emergencies ministry. It is a race against time to find survivors, as the temperature in the industrial city is -15C. Seventy-nine people remain unaccounted for at this stage, believed to be trapped in the rubble, while three others have been confirmed dead. The Soviet-era high-rise was built in 1973 and was home to around 1,100 people.

World News Five things to know about DR Congo elections
Author: 0 Five things to know about DR Congo elections

By 4:00 GMT on Sunday, polling stations opened for voting. The surrounding crowd then beat the officer to death, a witness and a local politician said. "Today we are writing the end of Kabila, the end of misery for Congolese people", he said. His campaign director, Vital Kamerhe, said that in the western city of Inongo, the head of a polling station was found voting several times for Shadary and three machines there were converting votes for Tshisekedi into votes for Shadary.

World News Rebels begin withdrawal from the port of Hudaida
Author: 0 Rebels begin withdrawal from the port of Hudaida

In June, a Saudi-led coalition supporting the Yemeni government began a major offensive to seize Hodeida, which has been under the control of rebels since October 2014, a month after the Houthis overran the capital Sanaa. For months the worldwide community has been trying to halt a full-blown battle from taking place inside Hodeidah, an entry point for aid and commercial goods and a lifeline for millions of Yemenis who are on the verge of starvation.

World News Philippine storm death toll surges to 68
Author: 0 Philippine storm death toll surges to 68

Rescue teams in the Philippines on Sunday searched for dozens of missing residents after Cyclone Usman swept through the Southeast Asian archipelago, leaving 22 people dead. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned "hazardous tsunami waves from this natural disaster are possible" along the coasts of Indonesia and the Philippines.

World News US to cut off financial aid to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala
Author: 0 US to cut off financial aid to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala

El Salvador on Saturday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's allegation that it was "doing nothing" to discourage undocumented migrants from heading to the United States. "We will be cutting off aid to these 3 countries", said Trump. Many plan to find work in new programs announced by recently inaugurated Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Author: 0 Donald Trump blames Democrats after migrant children die in United States custody

All the facts are not established, but Trump twisted what is known. "The two children in question were very sick before they were given over to Border Patrol ", he added . Trump's claims contradict the assessment of US immigration authorities, who said both children passed health checks when they arrived in the country.

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