• New York City skyline turns bright blue after transformer explosion
New York City skyline turns bright blue after transformer explosion

Video posted on social media shows the sky glowing a light blue color as an explosion could be seen off in the distance. "The fire is under control, will update as more info becomes available", the NYPD said . The power supplier said it is evaluating power outages in surrounding areas and investigating the cause of the fire. The fire caused sca...

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  • Trump considering
Trump considering "national emergency" to ban Huawei, ZTE in U.S.

The order, which reportedly has not been finalized, would use the government's International Emergency Economic Powers Act as its foundation, which allows the White House to regulate and control commerce in the event of a national emergency.

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  • Michelle Obama tops list of most admired women
Michelle Obama tops list of most admired women

In second place is President Trump, who was named by 13 percent of respondents, followed by former President George W. Bush, Pope Francis, and Bill Gates. For the fourth year in a row, Donald Trump is the second most admired man , according to Americans. Queen Elizabeth's appearance marked her 50th time making the list.

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  • New York City blue light: Residents baffled by mysterious glow
New York City blue light: Residents baffled by mysterious glow

It was the second major incident involving Con Edison in the last six months. A large fire has broken out at Consolidated Edison energy company in NY after a generator at the power plant blew out, surreally lighting up the entire city's skyline and triggering fears of an ongoing alien invasion.

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  • President Trump Returns to White House After Surprise Iraq Trip
President Trump Returns to White House After Surprise Iraq Trip

Trump made his remarks to reporters after arriving with first lady Melania Trump about 7.16 pm local time at Al Asad airbase in western Iraq on his first trip as president to visit troops stationed overseas. The US "cannot continue to be the policeman of the world", he told troops at the Iraqi base. The US has an estimated 14,000 troops, or som...

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  • Girl who talked to Trump still believes in Santa
Girl who talked to Trump still believes in Santa

The child who President Trump queried about their belief in Santa Claus has been identified as a 7-year-old SC girl who, yes, still believes in jolly old St. President Donald Trump has wished USA troops worldwide a merry Christmas. Perhaps unlike her husband, Melania seems to be really getting into that part of the Christmas tradition.

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  • No end in sight to partial government shutdown
No end in sight to partial government shutdown

Trump is demanding that the bill funding the Department of Homeland Security include $5 billion for the border wall. Furloughed federal workers have been given back pay in previous shutdowns . "I can't tell you when the government's going to be open", the president said in a Christmas Day video conference with representatives of all five mi...

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"Traitors, mercenaries" behind sabotage acts in Sudan: president

Residents have gathered to protest in places like Wad Madani, Port Sudan , Gebeit, Al-Qadarif, Atbara, Berber, Dongla, Karima, Al-Damazin, Al Obeid, Al Fasher, Khartoum and Omdurman. The agitation followed the government hiked price of a loaf of bread from one Sudanese pound to three (about $0.02 to $0.06), where the demonstrators are calling ...

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  • Sheikha Latifa: Images of 'missing' Dubai princess released
Sheikha Latifa: Images of 'missing' Dubai princess released

Before her attempted escape, Sheikha Latifa recorded a 39-minute video detailing why she was risking a second attempt to flee Dubai and the ruling family. In a statement, the UAE ministry of foreign affairs and worldwide co-operation said in an effort to rebut "false allegations" they have "provided evidence that Her Highness Sheikha Latifa was at ...

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  • Syrian government forces 'enter' Kurdish-controlled Manbij region
Syrian government forces 'enter' Kurdish-controlled Manbij region

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Ankara and Washington agreed to complete withdrawal of the YPG forces from Manbij before U.S. "The Russian army has restored the Syrian-Russian coordination center to Arima village to the west of Manbij city, after its withdrawal from there a while ago", said Sharfan Darwish, the spok...

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  • Snow falling across Northland as winter storm moves in
Snow falling across Northland as winter storm moves in

This advisory includes Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie Pass, Paradise and Longmire. Downtown, or District A, snow removal takes place after 11 p.m. following the end of the storm, and no parking is allowed until streets are cleared curb to curb. Those traveling west could face some blizzard-like conditions in the Red River Valley on Thursday afternoon and...

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  • Reason Behind US Syria Withdrawal 'Gambit' is Yet to Be Found - Moscow
Reason Behind US Syria Withdrawal 'Gambit' is Yet to Be Found - Moscow

Pavlich added that Trump's visit will boost the confidence of local forces in Iraq. Trump wanted to meet at the Ain al-Asad military base but Abdul Mahdi refused. The president and first lady spent about three hours on the ground in Iraq. "But if you would have seen what we had to go through - with the darkened plane, with all windows closed, wit...

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  • Sicily: mount Etna again erupted
Sicily: mount Etna again erupted

At 9.30pm on Monday, the authorities chose to close the airport for all incoming and outgoing flights because volcanic ash continued being spewed unabated in the atmosphere. Mount Etna is Italy's largest active volcano and has shown an increase in activity since July. So far, no injuries have been reported resulting from the ongoing eruptions an...

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  • Trump Visits Iraq on Unannounced Visit
Trump Visits Iraq on Unannounced Visit

They travelled there unannounced "late on Christmas night" to thank troops for "their service, their success and their sacrifice", it said. "We're no longer the suckers, folks", Trump told USA servicemen and women at al-Asad Airbase in western Iraq, about 100 miles or 60 kilometres west of Baghdad.

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  • Russian Federation successfully tests new hypersonic missile system
Russian Federation successfully tests new hypersonic missile system

Putin said , according to Russia's state-run TASS news agency. Putin unveiled features of the Avangard during his annual address in March, which he said would be part of a new generation of "invincible" weaponry. The agreement had been signed between Russian Federation and the U.S. in 1972. "We will take additional measures to unconditional...

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  • After the Tsunami in Indonesia's Sunda Strait
After the Tsunami in Indonesia's Sunda Strait

An eruption of the rumbling Anak Krakatoa volcano, which sits in the middle of the Strait separating Java and Sumatra, caused a section of the crater to collapse and slide into the ocean, triggering the tsunami , officials have said. "The lightning around the volcano is getting worse", said Maskah, a 39-year-old woman who has found shelter alo...

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  • James Mattis' Brother Speaks Out About His Resignation
James Mattis' Brother Speaks Out About His Resignation

Once Mattis' resignation letter hit the media, offering an eloquent argument in favor of the diplomatic norms established through USA foreign policy in past decades and indirectly accusing Trump of losing sight of allies in favor of friendly ties with adversaries, one could argue that the president's hands were tied.

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  • Newman Police Officer Gunned Down; Intense Search For Suspect
Newman Police Officer Gunned Down; Intense Search For Suspect

Newman is about 25 miles south of Modesto in Stanislaus County. Cpl. Ronil Singh became the 51st law enforcement officer in the U.S.to be fatally shot this year in the line of duty. "It has paper dealership plates with the title AR Auto". Ronil Singh is survived by his wife, Anamika, and a 5-month-old son, authorities said. A report in KCRA3 ...

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  • Christmas Is Now A National Holiday In Iraq
Christmas Is Now A National Holiday In Iraq

The mass is to celebrate the birth of Jesus. During the summons Christians were challenged to use the birth of Christ to promote peace and togetherness for a better world. Services of Christians for the welfare of people and for the country will be remembered, he added. He said for 2000 years, Christmas has symbolised hope and goodwill, notin...

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  • Germany backs Canada over 2 nationals detained in China
Germany backs Canada over 2 nationals detained in China

Saturday, for the first time, Freeland directly demanded that China release the two. "We urge relevant countries to earnestly respect China's judicial sovereignty", she told a daily news briefing, reiterating their lawful rights have been guaranteed.

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