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US Troops Begin 'Process of Withdrawing' From Syria

US Troops Begin 'Process of Withdrawing' From Syria Robertson, in his statement , said the coalition had carried out "logistical measures" to support a withdrawal but did not enter into details. The US-led coalition has several other bases across northeastern Syria , as well as in neighbouring Iraq, where Mr Trump has said American forces will remain. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation 'probed whether Donald Trump secretly worked for Russian Federation after Comey firing'

Federal Bureau of Investigation 'probed whether Donald Trump secretly worked for Russian Federation after Comey firing' The Washington Post reported Wednesday that White House counsel Pat Cipollone is gearing up by hiring 17 new lawyers to the team to prepare to "prevent President Trump's confidential discussions with top advisers from being disclosed to House Democratic investigators and revealed in the special counsel's long-awaited report ". [Full Article...]

Huawei employee arrested in Poland over spying charges

Huawei employee arrested in Poland over spying charges Poland's TVP Info reported that ABW agents searched both Orange and Huawei's offices on Tuesday, having received court approval last week. There has been no public evidence that Huawei's equipment has been used for spying and the firm has repeatedly denied the claims, but several western countries have restricted Huawei's access to their markets and have pressured Canada to do the sa... [Full Article...]

Saudi woman to leave Thailand for Canada, immigration chief says

Saudi woman to leave Thailand for Canada, immigration chief says Rahaf Mohammed al-Ms Qunun was stopped by authorities at Bangkok's main airport as she arrived on a flight from Kuwait on the weekend after running away from her family, who she says subjected her to physical and psychological abuse. Thai immigration officials had initially said she should return to Kuwait, where her family were waiting. Sophie McNeill, a reporter with the Australian Bro... [Full Article...]

USA teen crashes driving blindfolded as ‘Bird Box Challenge’ goes viral

USA teen crashes driving blindfolded as ‘Bird Box Challenge’ goes viral A Utah teen attempting to drive while blindfolded has caused a highway crash, jettisoning common sense in her enthusiasm to participate in the viral " Bird Box challenge " based on the Netflix horror film. "Luckily nobody was hurt but there was quite a bit of damage", he said. One YouTube star also filmed himself driving while blindfolded. Last week Netflix warned fans not to attempt the ... [Full Article...]

Wisconsin Teen Missing For Months Since Parents’ Murder Found Alive, Police Say

Wisconsin Teen Missing For Months Since Parents’ Murder Found Alive, Police Say They noted that multiple other agencies were assisting, including the Walworth County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin Department of Justice, the Town of East Troy Police Department and Milwaukee Police Department. Several intensive searches took place in the area, but none yielded any clues, and for weeks Fitzgerald has been saying that authorities have no new leads. [Full Article...]

Lawyers: Manafort suffers from depression, anxiety - 1/8/2019 12:38:57 PM

Lawyers: Manafort suffers from depression, anxiety - 1/8/2019 12:38:57 PM The information is in a filing that appears to inadvertently include details not meant to be made public and indicates a pathway by which the Russians could have had access to Trump campaign data. The filing was made in response to accusations from Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who has been investigating interactions between Russian officials and Trump associates. [Full Article...]

United Nations says Saudi teen is refugee, asks Australia to resettle

United Nations says Saudi teen is refugee, asks Australia to resettle In a video clip of the meeting released by Thai immigration police, Alsheaiby is heard telling Thai officials: "From the moment she arrived, she opened a new account and her followers reached nearly 45,000 in a day. Alqunun arrived in Bangkok from Kuwait late Saturday but was denied entry by Thai officials. The young woman claims she was passing through Bangkok in transit. [Full Article...]

Deputy US Attorney General Rosenstein expected to resign in weeks

Deputy US Attorney General Rosenstein expected to resign in weeks Barr's confirmation as attorney general ― a position now occupied on an acting basis by Matthew Whitaker following the forced resignation of Jeff Sessions ― would ensure a smooth transition, the person said. Barr has criticized the Mueller investigation in the past, including an unsolicited memo he sent the Justice Department a year ago critiquing Mueller's investigation into whether the pres... [Full Article...]

North Korea's Kim visits China ahead of expected Trump summit

North Korea's Kim visits China ahead of expected Trump summit North's Korean Central News Agency said Mr Kim departed on Monday afternoon with his wife Ri Sol Ju and other top officials. Notably, Kim would be spending what is presumably his 35th birthday on January 8 in China. Officials from US and China are meeting in Beijing this week to negotiate an end to the trade war that has led to hundreds of billions of dollars in tariffs over the past year. [Full Article...]

China: Man stabs 20 children in attack at Beijing school

China: Man stabs 20 children in attack at Beijing school A doctor at the hospital posted on social media: "The mayor today came to the hospital to wait with us while the children were being medically treated". According to cellphone video taken by a parent at a school briefing following the incident and seen by Sixth Tone, all of the students are second-graders. [Full Article...]

Ukraine: new Orthodox church gains independence from Moscow

Ukraine: new Orthodox church gains independence from Moscow George in Istanbul, Sunday. The move is forcing Ukrainian clerics to pick sides between the Moscow-backed Ukrainian churches and the new church as fighting persists in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russia-backed rebels. "The creation of the autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine is the pledge of our independence". Ukraine has accused Kremlin-backed churches of spreading pro... [Full Article...]

Malaysia’s King ABDICATES: King Muhammad V resigns after ‘marrying Russian’

Malaysia’s King ABDICATES: King Muhammad V resigns after ‘marrying Russian’ It came after the king took leave at the start of November for two months, during which time unconfirmed reports circulated that he had married a Russian former beauty queen. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said earlier Monday that it was up to the Council of Rulers to pick the new king, but added that he hoped it would be done quickly. [Full Article...]

USA officials head to China for high-level trade talks next week - Beijing

USA officials head to China for high-level trade talks next week - Beijing Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will lead the US delegation for the talks on Monday and Tuesday, the Commerce Ministry said in a statement. While Trump has put a March 1 deadline on striking a trade deal with Beijing , concerns extend beyond China to Europe, where a deal for Britain's exit from the European Union, known as Brexit, has not been agreed with less than three months t... [Full Article...]

Man charged with murder in Houston girl's death

Man charged with murder in Houston girl's death Washington, the mother, told reporters that the shooter was a white man with blue eyes who was so skinny that he looked "sick". "Y'all giving them so much strength", Washington said. Authorities said the sketch depicted a white man in his 40s. "We still want that individual to come forward, as it appears this was a case of mistaken identity", Gonzalez said Sunday. [Full Article...]

Iowans Prepare for Surge in Presidential Hopeful Visits

Iowans Prepare for Surge in Presidential Hopeful Visits Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent whose decision to enter the 2016 presidential campaign was partly a reaction to Warren's decision to sit it out, the MA senator seems least at ease when political conversation turns personal. "Hold on a sec", she said, addressing her Instagram followers moments after starting a live broadcast from her kitchen. KHALID: Including from reporters, which is rat... [Full Article...]

Warren's debut trip to Iowa ignites voter passion

Warren's debut trip to Iowa ignites voter passion Activists in New Hampshire, the Democratic Party's first 2020 primary state, said they have concerns about her running for president. Days after launching a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Massachusetts Sen. Some critics complained that the genetic analysis cheapened the identities of tribal members with deeper ties. McDaniel, who was also Hillary Clinton's primary states r... [Full Article...]

Impeachment talk flares after Democrats take power in House

Impeachment talk flares after Democrats take power in House He said Democrats want to impeach him because they know they can't win in 2020. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been cautious about whether her new Democratic majority would ever impeach Trump , but at least two of her members are ready to move forward. [Full Article...]

China's Xi Jinping says Taiwan must be unified with mainland

China's Xi Jinping says Taiwan must be unified with mainland In a speech marking 40 years since the start of improving ties, he reiterated Beijing's call for peaceful unification on a one-country-two-systems basis. Rather than recognizing an implicit agreement that Taiwan will adhere to the "One China" idea, Tsai and some leaders in her Democratic Progressive Party have left open the option for an independent nation. [Full Article...]

Graham: Trump is in a "pause" on Syria withdrawal

Graham: Trump is in a The president also said Syria was "lost long ago". The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to reporters in Rio de Janeiro as Netanyahu continues his state visit to Brazil, said the premier made the request during a recent phone call with Trump, after the U.S. [Full Article...]


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