• US House passes bills that would end gov't shutdown
US House passes bills that would end gov't shutdown

As House speaker, Pelosi will regularly face off against President Donald Trump and will preside over an emboldened and energized Democratic majority that is poised to launch aggressive oversight of the President and his administration.

Read more

  • China has detained 13 Canadians since Huawei CFO arrest
China has detained 13 Canadians since Huawei CFO arrest

An American citizen living in Beijing, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the South China Morning Post that he was cautious after the renewed warning and feared that he and other foreigners residing in China would be caught in the middle if relations between China and the U.S.

Read more

  • Latest White House Meeting on Government Shutdown Resolves Nothing
Latest White House Meeting on Government Shutdown Resolves Nothing

On other pending issues, Pelosi stood her ground on the issue of Trump's demand for funding his border wall with Mexico. Democrats rejected the demand and parts of the federal government have been shut since December 22 because of lack of funding as a result.

Read more

  • USA authorities fire tear gas across border to repel Central Americans
USA authorities fire tear gas across border to repel Central Americans

Twenty-five of the migrants, including two teenagers, were arrested after making it over the border fence. More than a dozen migrants were apprehended after 150 migrants tried to climb the border fence in San Diego, according to U.S. The agency says 25 migrants were detained. Under CHP's use of force policy, the incident is being reviewed. ...

Read more

  • Vehicle slams into pedestrians on Tokyo road, injuring eight people
Vehicle slams into pedestrians on Tokyo road, injuring eight people

Police inspect a auto whose driver rammed his vehicle into crowds on Takeshita street in Tokyo early January 1, 2019. There was a tank of kerosene in the rental auto, which he said he planned to use to burn the vehicle, the investigative sources said.

Read more

  • White House chief: Trump not building a 'wall'
White House chief: Trump not building a 'wall'

He also said the compromise should include changes in federal law to discourage people from trying to enter the US illegally. At least 56% of Americans oppose Trump's border wall idea, according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released on Friday.

Read more

  • U.S. government shutdown to extend to 2019
U.S. government shutdown to extend to 2019

What has Mr Trump said? Kelly was known to tell aides that he had the "worst job in the world", and frequently told people that Trump was not up to role of president, according to two former administration officials. "But always saying "wall" or "no wall" is being very disingenuous and turning a complete blind eye to what is a crisis at the border...

Read more

  • Let down by US, Syrian Kurdish leaders look to Russian Federation and Assad
Let down by US, Syrian Kurdish leaders look to Russian Federation and Assad

Russia salutes the United States troops' withdrawal from Syria, announced by the USA administration last week, but still has questions related to the process, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Turkey has sent reinforcements at the border with Syria in the previous days, with local media reporting that some vehicles had crossed it. O...

Read more

  • Trump vows no end to shutdown until wall funded
Trump vows no end to shutdown until wall funded

With Congress out of session and many federal workers either furloughed or using vacation time over the holidays, what usually is a frenetic Wednesday morning commute was anything but. National Park Service employees open the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, in Washington. When Margaret Weich...

Read more

  • Mount Etna eruption triggers natural disaster in Sicily, injuring at least 10 people
Mount Etna eruption triggers natural disaster in Sicily, injuring at least 10 people

The civil protection agency said temporary shelters were being set up for people whose houses were damaged or who were too anxious to return to their homes. Debris of a partially collapsed house sits on the street in Fleri, Sicily, after an quake triggered by Italy's Mount Etna volcano. One elderly woman suffered multiple fractures, while 18 othe...

Read more

  • Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 280
Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 280

The evidence so far suggested that a section of the volcano collapsed and slid into the ocean, triggering a tsunami, said Dwikorita Karnawati, head of Indonesia's meteorological agency. Popular beach resorts were turned into ghost towns, with concrete, wood and debris from thatched bamboo huts strewn along the coast. Yellow, orange and black body...

Read more

  • Israel strikes weapons depot near Damascus, says Syria
Israel strikes weapons depot near Damascus, says Syria

The Israeli attack is the latest in a string of missiles strikes targeting Syrian positions throughout the crisis over the pretext that they are targeting positions of Iranian-backed forces and allied Hezbollah fighters. The source cited information that came directly from senior Israeli military officers with direct knowledge of the attack. Th...

Read more

  • 8-Year-Old Dies in Hospital After Illegally Crossing Border into US
8-Year-Old Dies in Hospital After Illegally Crossing Border into US

The boy and his father were in CBP custody on Monday when a Border Patrol agent noticed the child showing signs of illness, CBP said in a statement . Her body was repatriated on Sunday and after a long journey reached San Antonio Secortez, the remote village where her family - members of the indigenous Q'eqchi' Maya people - live without electrici...

Read more

  • Government Shutdown Doesn't Deter Military Volunteers From Beloved Tradition of Tracking Santa
Government Shutdown Doesn't Deter Military Volunteers From Beloved Tradition of Tracking Santa

Volunteers will field calls on Santa's location and continue the decades-old tradition. NORAD Santa tracker Director Preston Schlachter says the website received 20 million hits last Christmas and the call center received 141,000 calls in a 23 hour period just before the Christmas holiday.

Read more

  • 'Thanks Saudi A!': Trump says kingdom pledged to fund Syria reconstruction
'Thanks Saudi A!': Trump says kingdom pledged to fund Syria reconstruction

Ahmed, the senior Syrian Kurdish official, had just returned from a trip to France in which she called on Paris to play a larger role in Syria following the withdrawal of US troops , warning that the main Kurdish militia may no longer be able to hold the hundreds of IS militants held in prisons in northeastern Syria in case of a Turkish attack.

Read more

  • Supreme Court upholds block on Trump’s asylum ban
Supreme Court upholds block on Trump’s asylum ban

Chief Justice John Roberts provided the critical vote against the administration Friday, siding with the four liberal justices. "They have escaped the law, undermined the system, and made it harder for us to actually help real asylum-seekers by flooding the system with false claims".

Read more

  • US Indicts Chinese Nationals Over Global Hack Campaign
US Indicts Chinese Nationals Over Global Hack Campaign

The DOJ's charges sheet against Zhu and Zhang says that APT 10 hacked 45 USA organizations to steal "hundreds of gigabytes" of information about technology in aviation, space and satellite, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas exploration, communications, CPUs, and maritime.

Read more

  • American troops to be pulled from Afghanistan - 12/21/2018 5:39:26 AM
American troops to be pulled from Afghanistan - 12/21/2018 5:39:26 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump's reported plans to withdraw around 7,000 troops from Afghanistan , roughly half the remaining U.S. military presence there, has prompted much discussion about the impact the drawdown could have on the country.

Read more

  • Colorado police arrest fiance of woman who disappeared
Colorado police arrest fiance of woman who disappeared

Couch said he could not immediately provide any information about charges. Berreth, a 29-year-old mother of a 1-year-old girl, was last seen on Thanksgiving in the area of her Woodland Park home . Investigators with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Woodland Park Police Department and the FBI were spotted Thursday evening carrying large ...

Read more

  • Senate approves stopgap spending bill to avoid government shutdown
Senate approves stopgap spending bill to avoid government shutdown

Republican and Democratic leaders earlier on Wednesday gave strong signals that the stopgap, known as a continuing resolution, would pass Congress and head to the president's desk. It would be a stretch to say the fencing Schumer supported in 2013 fits the same description as Trump's "impenetrable, physical, tall, power, handsome southern border ...

Read more