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Russia Ready To Deploy New Hypersonic Nuclear Missile: Putin

Russia Ready To Deploy New Hypersonic Nuclear Missile: Putin The missile that carries the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle is the UR-100NUUTKh, an ICBM-class missile. It can carry conventional or nuclear weapons and maneuver past defenses, according to Russian officials. "The Avangard is invulnerable to intercept by any existing and prospective missile defense means of the potential adversary", Putin said following Wednesday's test, adding that it will be ... [Full Article...]

California officer killing suspect in United States illegally

California officer killing suspect in United States illegally Christianson didn't say when the 33-year-old came to the US but that the Mexico native has been living here for several years. Neither Gov. Jerry Brown, who signed the law a year ago, nor Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who defended it in court, immediately responded to a request for comment. [Full Article...]

Koreas inaugurate rail, joint road project, but sanctions delay construction

Koreas inaugurate rail, joint road project, but sanctions delay construction The ceremony at the North Korean border town of Kaesong came weeks after the Koreas conducted a joint survey on the northern railway sections they hope to someday link with the South. Two Koreas inspected 22 dismantled guard posts in each other's territories recently according to the inter-Korean agreement of the Comprehensive Military Agreement made in September. [Full Article...]

Saudi king orders major government reshuffle

Saudi king orders major government reshuffle Badr Bin Sultan has been appointed Deputy Emir of Makkah and Eman Al-Mutairi as assistant minister of commerce. The reshuffle came with the Saudi government trying to deal with intense global pressure over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. [Full Article...]

Trump Returns After Visiting Troops in Iraq

Trump Returns After Visiting Troops in Iraq Trump told reporters he had overruled generals asking to extend the Syria deployment, where about 2,000 U.S. forces, joined by other foreign troops, assist local fighters battling the Islamic State jihadist group. In 2018, the military was given a 2.4 percent raise. We could make it 4 percent.' I said, 'No. "Make it more than 10 percent, '" Trump told the troops. [Full Article...]

US shutdown extends to next week as Senate adjourns

US shutdown extends to next week as Senate adjourns The Federal Emergency Management Agency said the shutdown means it can not process new flood insurance policies, possibly disrupting home sales. Both the Senate and House of Representatives met on Thursday, but agreement to end the dispute could not be reached. [Full Article...]

New York's Skyline Suddenly Lit Up With A Blue Glow

Television host Keith Olbermann referred to the episode as the "Blue Light Special". It comes just days after an "explosion" was spotted in the skies above California. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson tweeted that the LaGuardia Airport was "temporarily closed due to a power outage resulting from the Con Edison explosion". [Full Article...]

Japan's decision to resume commercial hunting of whales sparks fury

Japan's decision to resume commercial hunting of whales sparks fury Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, made the announcement on Wednesday. Commercial whaling operations will begin on July 1, 2019. But Japan will not be able to continue the so-called scientific research hunts in the Antarctic that it has been exceptionally allowed as an IWC member under the Antarctic Treaty. [Full Article...]

Iraq officially makes Christmas Day a national holiday

Iraq officially makes Christmas Day a national holiday In his message during the Christmas church service he said that Christmas is the time when Christians should reflect on God's love and the virtues that characterised Jesus which included humility and kindness. The church was decorated with colourful buntings and balloons, the devotees attending the celebrations prayed for the communal harmony, love for humanity and compassion for all living in... [Full Article...]

Suspected Israeli Airstrike Rocks Damascus Airport, Hits Hezbollah Leaders

Suspected Israeli Airstrike Rocks Damascus Airport, Hits Hezbollah Leaders It said in a statement that "an aerial defence system was activated against an anti-aircraft missile launched from Syria". Experts say Israel is to be greatly affected by US President Donald Trump´s announcement of a withdrawal of American forces from Syria, as it would leave the area open to Iran and its partners to develop their military capacity. [Full Article...]

Here's What President Trump Told U.S. Troops in Iraq

Here's What President Trump Told U.S. Troops in Iraq US President Donald Trump takes a photo as he greets members of the US military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on December 26, 2018 . "If we see something happening with ISIS that we don't like, we can hit them so fast and so hard they really won't know what the hell happened", he said to White House reporters who traveled with him."We've knocked them out". [Full Article...]

Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as US readies pull-out

Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as US readies pull-out The president, however, announced the operation's delay last week just a few days after US President Donald Trump called for a withdrawal of US troops from Syria . And Kalin vowed that there was "no question of a step backwards, vulnerability or a slowdown in the fight against Daesh (IS)". "The Turks repeatedly promised the Obama administration they would take a lead role in combatting IS... [Full Article...]

Israel Holding Early Elections As Bribery Allegations Engulf Netanyahu

Israel Holding Early Elections As Bribery Allegations Engulf Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , struggling to keep his majority together and fighting off corruption allegations, has chose to dramatically shorten the timetable for his country's elections. "He wants to win". It is as yet unclear whether Mandelblit will still stick to his original schedule. Standing in Netanyahu's way is an array of centrist and left-wing opposition parties. [Full Article...]

Indonesia tsunami: The Queen reveals heartbreak in touching message to Indonesia

Indonesia tsunami: The Queen reveals heartbreak in touching message to Indonesia The waves followed an eruption and apparent landslide on Anak Krakatau, or "Child of Krakatoa", a volcanic island that formed in the early part of the 20th century near the site of the cataclysmic 1883 eruption of Krakatoa. Dramatic video posted on social media showed the Indonesian pop band Seventeen performing in a tent on Tanjung Lesung beach at a concert for employees of the state electr... [Full Article...]

Trump to withdraw 'significant' troops from Afghanistan

Trump to withdraw 'significant' troops from Afghanistan The U.S.'s plans to withdraw about 7,000 troops, almost half of its current strength, from Afghanistan, has invited strong, shocked reactions from Afghans as well as worldwide stakeholders. He resigned shortly after U.S. officials raised the possibility that Trump would order the drawdown. "Would you be thinking of a ceasefire if your main opponent has just withdrawn half of their troops?" "If y... [Full Article...]

Trump agitating for major military withdrawal from Afghanistan, advisers say

Trump agitating for major military withdrawal from Afghanistan, advisers say US troops stormed into Afghanistan in November 2001 in an invasion triggered by the September 11 attacks. The move will have extraordinary geopolitical ramifications and throws into question the fate of US-backed Kurdish fighters who have been tackling Islamic State jihadists. [Full Article...]

Trump now describes his border wall as "steel slats"

Trump now describes his border wall as President Donald Trump's team was on Capitol Hill late Friday trying to broker a compromise as he pushes for billions of dollars in border wall funding. On the shortest day this winter, Trump plunged America into a darkness that goes beyond the particulars of the border wall or the Syria pull out or the Mattis resignation or anything else. [Full Article...]

U.S. Senate passes criminal justice reform Bill

U.S. Senate passes criminal justice reform Bill Trump, likewise, took to Twitter to expressed his enthusiasm, writing how this bill "will keep our communities safer, and provide hope and a second chance, to those who earn it". "Ninety-five percent of those who are incarcerated today will eventually be released back into our neighborhoods - failing to prepare people returning from prison endangers communities and wastes human potential". [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Will Send Asylum-Seekers To Mexico While Claims Are Processed

Trump Administration Will Send Asylum-Seekers To Mexico While Claims Are Processed The ministry added that the actions taken by the Mexican and U.S. governments do not constitute a "safe third country" scheme, where migrants would have to request USA asylum while in Mexico. Mexico's new president, Andrés Manuel Lopéz Obrador, took office on 1 December. Ove the past five years, there's been a 2,000 percent increase in aliens claiming credible fear, or applying for asylum. [Full Article...]

U.S. Secretary of Defense resigns after clashing with Trump

U.S. Secretary of Defense resigns after clashing with Trump Menedez continued: "Clearly, Secretary Mattis" resignation was prompted by the President's flawed and hasty decision to withdraw our troops from Syria . Mattis and others ultimately persuaded Trump to pour additional resources and troops into the conflict to press toward a resolution. "He was maybe the last person who could tell this president 'No.' His departure is a dire omen for the future of ... [Full Article...]


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