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Trump Sets Goal of Missile Detection ‘Anywhere, Any Time, Any Place’

Trump Sets Goal of Missile Detection ‘Anywhere, Any Time, Any Place’ US officials have said a space-based defense could help protect against weapons traveling at hypersonic speeds. Trump ordered the missile defence review in 2017, amid heightened tensions with Pyongyang over its nuclear programme - the first such review of America's ballistic defences since 2010. [Full Article...]

'Nothing to lose': Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed details family abuse

'Nothing to lose': Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed details family abuse She said she was also fleeing attempts to force her into an arranged marriage. The Canadian wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi said she isn't anxious Ottawa's decision to take in teen refugee Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun will hurt her husband's case, despite speculation that the incident could further strain Canada-Saudi relations. [Full Article...]

AG Nominee Barr Says He Will Examine FBI’s Handling of Russia Probe

AG Nominee Barr Says He Will Examine FBI’s Handling of Russia Probe Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., accompanied by Ranking Member Sen. Barr said that he "would not stand by and allow a USA attorney to be fired for the objective of stopping an investigation" - but added that Trump "is free to fire his officials that he's appointed". [Full Article...]

American Killed In Kenya Attack Was 9/11 Survivor

American Killed In Kenya Attack Was 9/11 Survivor Kenyan police say they have detained a man and two women following a raid on a house where one of the Nairobi attackers was said to live. Simon Crump, who works for a public relations company, barricaded himself in the office as extremists launched an attack on the compound in Kenya's capital that left at least 14 people dead. [Full Article...]

US Soldiers Killed in IS-Claimed Syria Blast

US Soldiers Killed in IS-Claimed Syria Blast Four U.S. soldiers were killed in a restaurant bombing, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights putting the death total at 15. The warning comes into new light with the news that a suicide blast in northern Syria counts American troops among the dead and as Trump presses forward with a withdrawal of U.S. [Full Article...]

White House May Have Sought Options to Strike Iran

White House May Have Sought Options to Strike Iran The militant assault on the diplomatic quarter by a Shiite group aligned with Iran landed in an empty lot with no casualties reported . But the move did alarm some top-level leaders at the Pentagon and US diplomats at State Department, the Journal reported. [Full Article...]

‘Action Will Be Taken’: McCarthy Promises Repercussions For Steve King’s Remarks

‘Action Will Be Taken’: McCarthy Promises Repercussions For Steve King’s Remarks He later said he is "simply a nationalist" and condemned "anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology" of white nationalism and white supremacy. and the 1998 killing of James Byrd, Jr . King told the Times reporter. Karen Bass , D-California, said in a statement obtained by CNN . "I think it's very clear that the party leadership is unified that Steve King is out of bounds and t... [Full Article...]

Canadian sentenced to death in China in drug smuggling case

Canadian sentenced to death in China in drug smuggling case A Canadian man, serving a jail sentence for smuggling drugs, has been sentenced to death by a Chinese court on Monday amid ongoing diplomatic tension between the two countries. A death sentence anywhere in the world is a travesty but it is more so in places like China, where fair-trial rights remain at best elusive, said Sophie Richardson, China director of Human Rights Watch. [Full Article...]

Jake Patterson To Make First Court Appearance Monday Afternoon

Jake Patterson To Make First Court Appearance Monday Afternoon She was found in northern Wisconsin last Thursday after fleeing the home she had allegedly been kept in. As Jayme Closs starts her road to recovery following her kidnapping, investigators are trying to piece together what happened during the almost three months she was in captivity. [Full Article...]

Transcripts Show FBI Considered Whether Trump was ‘Following Directions’ of the Kremlin

Transcripts Show FBI Considered Whether Trump was ‘Following Directions’ of the Kremlin Trump told reporters on the snowy South Lawn of the White House. Baker was discussing a meeting between several senior FBI officials prior to the investigation, which has not resulted in any publicly-known evidence supporting the idea that Trump was acting on behalf of Russian interests when he fired Comey. [Full Article...]

U.S. starts pulling troops out of Syria, talks with Turkey to continue

U.S. starts pulling troops out of Syria, talks with Turkey to continue Erdogan also canceled a meeting with Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton . "This is the first such pullout of American forces" since the US President Donald Trump announced that American forces would leave Syria, Rahman said. [Full Article...]

Huawei fires sales manager who Poland charged with spying

Huawei fires sales manager who Poland charged with spying According to an English translation of a Polish news report , Weijing W. studied Polish at the Peking University of Foreign Studies and was hired by Huawei in 2006. At Huawei , Wang worked as a public relations director for more than five years before moving into his current role as sales director in 2017. Huawei had ambitious plans in Europe to roll out next-generation "5G" mobile n... [Full Article...]

Lexington TSA agents 'supporting each other' during government shutdown

Lexington TSA agents 'supporting each other' during government shutdown There has already been a modest increase in TSA officers calling in sick . In addition, around 800,000 federal employees have been on furlough or are being forced to continue working without pay, costing the United States economy an estimated several billion dollars to date. [Full Article...]

Missing Wisconsin Girl Jayme Closs Is Reunited With Her Aunt, Sheriff Says

Missing Wisconsin Girl Jayme Closs Is Reunited With Her Aunt, Sheriff Says Authorities say they are still puzzled as to why the suspect allegedly went to Barron to kidnap Jayme from the family home, where her parents were found dead, killed with a shotgun. Jayme's grandfather Robert Naiberg said in a telephone interview on Saturday that the only thing the family knows for sure is that no one knew Patterson. [Full Article...]

US House Democrats eye reported Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Trump

US House Democrats eye reported Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Trump According to another report by the Washington Post , Trump has taken unusual steps to hide the contents of his discussions with Putin. The officials said they found out about the apparent concealment when a White House adviser and a State Department official tried to get information from the interpreter beyond a separate readout provided by Tillerson. [Full Article...]

U.S. government shutdown hits record length with no end seen

U.S. government shutdown hits record length with no end seen Democrats say Trump shut the government in a "temper tantrum" by refusing to sign bipartisan funding legislation a year ago that did not include money for his wall. In Miami, an entire airport terminal will be closed this weekend because of a shortage of security workers. "Other presidents have called many national emergencies for things of lesser importance, frankly, than this, ' Trump said ... [Full Article...]

Weekend Snow Event Will be Minor, Forecasters Say

Weekend Snow Event Will be Minor, Forecasters Say As you can see in the graphic above, local areas could get upwards of 16 inches of snow. The better chance for scattered power outages will be in areas where we are expecting freezing rain to accumulate. Temperatures are expected to remain cold through the weekend. Across the country's midsection, 40 million people are under a winter storm advisory, watch or warning. [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify publicly before Congress

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify publicly before Congress House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said the committee had given the White House and the Trump Organisation until 22 January to produce documents related to the hush payments. The president has denied the affairs but has deployed shifting explanations about when he learned about the payments to the women. "We don't want to do anything to interfere with the Mueller investigat... [Full Article...]

Democrats filibuster pro-Israel bill, demand vote to reopen government

Democrats filibuster pro-Israel bill, demand vote to reopen government Trump and Vice President Pence are also set to speak with Senate Republicans on Wednesday. Democratic Representative Bill Pascrell, a tax committee member, said: "Everything's delayed". President Trump is holding America hostage as he demands taxpayers fund his border wall, refusing to reopen the government until he gets his cash. "Sure enough, Senators Schumer and Durbin are leading the Democ... [Full Article...]

U.S. Has 'Begun The Process' Of Withdrawing From Syria, Pentagon Says

U.S. Has 'Begun The Process' Of Withdrawing From Syria, Pentagon Says He said the USA will not discuss a specific timeline, locations or troop movements out of concern for operational security. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , which uses a network of frontline activists to monitor the Syrian civil war, reported that roughly 10 US armored vehicles and several trucks pulled out of the northeastern Syria town of Rmelan on Thursday night and crossed into Ir... [Full Article...]


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