• William Barr, Trump’s Attorney General Pick, Criticized Mueller Probe In Memo
William Barr, Trump’s Attorney General Pick, Criticized Mueller Probe In Memo

The full repercussions of the President's behavior toward Comey are yet to be resolved, as the matter is still under investigation by Mueller. President Donald Trump is reportedly not at all happy with Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker after he failed to shield him from the fallout from the Cohen conviction and revelations.

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  • Searchers look for victims; tsunami toll now 280
Searchers look for victims; tsunami toll now 280

Some 128 were still missing following Saturday's volcano-triggered tsunami that hit southern Sumatra and western Java. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said more than 600 homes, many hotels and vendor stalls, and more than 400 boats and ships were damaged.

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  • The latest government shutdown
The latest government shutdown

Federal employees will feel the impact of the partial shutdown the most. After ferocious attacks by right-wing talk show hosts on the failure of the resolution to fund the proposed wall on the US-Mexico border, Trump abruptly reversed himself.

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  • French prime minister defends police targeted by protesters
French prime minister defends police targeted by protesters

Reacting to the movement, on December 10 Macron made tax and salary concessions. The video showed that, seconds before the attack, the police had lobbed stun grenades at a group of protesters, who were some distance away. Media reports said the death toll from the protests rose to 10 on Saturday, after a driver was killed overnight in souther...

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  • Pakistan court to give verdict on ex-PM Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan court to give verdict on ex-PM Nawaz Sharif

According to an official, who looks after guests at Raiwind, they are sitting idle these days as Mr Sharif, when in Lahore, spends all his time with his family, and no political or any other appointments are scheduled. Accountability court judge Muhammad Arshad Malik had reserved the judgment after completion of hearing in both reference against th...

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  • Mulvaney says it's 'very possible' the shutdown continues to the next Congress
Mulvaney says it's 'very possible' the shutdown continues to the next Congress

That meeting ended after 30 minutes with no resolution. "We've insisted on 5 for the discussions", Mulvaney, who is also the incoming acting White House chief of staff, said in a separate appearance Sunday on ABC's "This Week". A similar number were deemed essential - including Border Patrol officers, health inspectors and airport security work...

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  • Erdogan said Turkey to eradicate Daesh in Syria
Erdogan said Turkey to eradicate Daesh in Syria

Trump - he said 'ISIS, can you clear ISIS from this area?'" Erdogan recalled. After gaining wide stretches of territory in Syria and neighboring Iraq and declaring an Islamic "caliphate", they have mostly been driven from their strongholds, although they are holding out in some areas.

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  • White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall
White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

It is the third partial government shutdown of the year, even though Mr. Trump's own Republican Party still controls both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Most critical USA security functions remain operational, but 800,000 federal workers are impacted, with many furloughed just days before Christmas while others deemed essential ar...

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  • Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held town in northern Syria
Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held town in northern Syria

Turkey's president has called the Kurdish-dominated SDF a terrorist organization over its links to a Kurdish separatist group in Turkey which has killed thousands in recent decades. In the past few days, Erdogan has been encouraged and inspired by Washington's decision to withdraw American troops from Syria . Turkey today hit out at Israel's "l...

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  • Terrifying Footage Emerges Of Moment Tsunami Hits Live Gig
Terrifying Footage Emerges Of Moment Tsunami Hits Live Gig

The BMKG stated in a press release that a tsunami hit coastal areas of western Banten and southern Lampung at 9:27 p.m. The Asia Pacific Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it was already providing first aid to those injured in the disaster.

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  • Santa Goes Dapper This Christmas
Santa Goes Dapper This Christmas

Nick's journey during the Christmas Eve. However, the Santa tracker budget was approved earlier this year and the phones are manned by 1,500 civilian and military volunteers who will answer the phones for children calling 1-877-HI-NORAD.

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  • Flurries possible tonight, sunshine returns Christmas Eve
Flurries possible tonight, sunshine returns Christmas Eve

High pressure dominates the region for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! There is a slight chance for light snow late Christmas Eve night. The high temperature for the day will be around -6 C. Both days will be pleasant with great travel weather! "Some areas from MI to West Virginia, western Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, western Virgin...

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  • France's Macron says deeply regrets Trump decision on troops in Syria
France's Macron says deeply regrets Trump decision on troops in Syria

In a tweet posted early Monday, Trump also reiterated in his tweet that US troops will withdraw from Syria . "Our cooperation with the USA will continue in full and finds expression in many areas: Operations, intelligence and many other security spheres".

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  • Snow Showers Possible Christmas Eve
Snow Showers Possible Christmas Eve

The odds were previously 10/1, meaning the chances of a white Christmas are only 4/5 now. "Well, we are picking up some snowfall from the snow showers rolling through the region today, even if it is adding up to less than 1". Odds of a white Christmas in any given year. By Christmas Eve, conditions look much better but will remain seasonably co...

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  • Fiancé of missing Colorado woman arrested for her murder
Fiancé of missing Colorado woman arrested for her murder

District Attorney Dan May told KOAA News that it would be 10 days before charges were formally filed. This booking photo provided by the Teller County Sheriff's office shows Patrick Frazee , the fiance of missing Colorado woman Kelsey Berreth , who was arrested Friday, Dec.

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  • UK defense minister to Ukraine: Black Sea does not belong to Russia
UK defense minister to Ukraine: Black Sea does not belong to Russia

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has visited the ship in the port of Odessa. It will be followed by other warships as part of a more constant British presence, he said. Putin has said that the incident was a provocation prepared in advance as a pretext to introduce martial law, suspending voting rights, ahead of Ukraine's presidential election ...

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  • Pakistan’s military says it backs US peace talks with…
Pakistan’s military says it backs US peace talks with…

The "biggest obstacle to peace is the occupation of Afghanistan and bringing it to an end", the Taliban spokesman stressed after the negotiations, referring to the US -led global military mission. Many observers believe that the Taliban statement may just be meant for its foot soldiers and elements who are not in favour of striking a peace deal wit...

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  • Russian regulator launches probe into BBC's operations
Russian regulator launches probe into BBC's operations

A BBC spokesperson told AFP: "As everywhere else in the world, the BBC works in Russian Federation in full compliance with the country's laws and regulations to deliver independent news and information to its audiences". It comes just a day after British media regulator Ofcom said that broadcaster RT had broken impartiality rules in some of its new...

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  • Supreme Court denies Trump administration request to immediately enforce new asylum rules
Supreme Court denies Trump administration request to immediately enforce new asylum rules

Judge Jon S. Tigar of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order blocking the initiative nationwide. Judge Tigar's ruling prompted Mr Trump to call the jurist an "Obama judge" and blast the 9th Circuit in general as a "disgrace".

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  • Partial government shutdown to continue until after Christmas
Partial government shutdown to continue until after Christmas

But Vice President Mike Pence , incoming White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and senior adviser Jared Kushner departed after hours spent dashing back and forth, with no outward signs of an agreement. Trump has refused to accept lawmakers' spending bill compromises without funding for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, and continued to...

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