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Trump signals no end in sight to shutdown

Trump signals no end in sight to shutdown 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. Border Patrol, says that while the organization does not support the shutdown, it does support the border wall. While the White House was talking to congressional Democrats - and staff talks continued on Capit... [Full Article...]

At Least 43 People Killed in Kabul Attack

At Least 43 People Killed in Kabul Attack An hours-long gun and bomb attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, officials said Tuesday, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghan capital this year. Qureshi, who had hailed Trump's decision to slash troop numbers in Afghanistan as "a step forward" in the peace effort, will also visit Iran, China and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Mount Etna volcano triggers 4.8-magnitude quake in Sicily, Italy

Mount Etna volcano triggers 4.8-magnitude quake in Sicily, Italy The quake hit at 3:19 a.m. (0219 GMT), prompting many people to run out of their homes and sleep in cars. The temblor damaged some rural homes, including structures that had been abandoned years ago, toppled a Madonna statue in a church in the town of Santa Venerina and opened up cracks on a highway, which was closed for inspection, Rai state radio said. [Full Article...]

Single-engine plane crashes between homes in South Dakota, pilot killed

Single-engine plane crashes between homes in South Dakota, pilot killed A small plane has crashed between two homes in a neighborhood in the USA state of South Dakota on Christmas day, starting a fire and killing at least one person onboard the aircraft. Police say the plane came down two homes in the area, but four had to be evacuated. Two of those homes were hit with heavy damage and the Red Cross has been contacted about sheltering the two families from those res... [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump, First Lady Make Surprise Visit to Troops in Iraq

Pres. Trump, First Lady Make Surprise Visit to Troops in Iraq A year before the deployment, USA airstrikes also began in Syria. The President defended his decision to withdraw troops from Syria and vowed to continue the fight against ISIS from Iraq. The unannounced trip marked Mr. Trump's first visit to Iraq, as well as his first visit to a combat zone as commander-in-chief. The base, in Anbar province, became one of the most important bases for U.S. [Full Article...]

Winter storm to move through Minnesota beginning Wednesday

Winter storm to move through Minnesota beginning Wednesday This year, a record number of people are traveling across the country, majority by auto, as winter storm Eboni looms. There is also a threat of strong, destructive winds, tornadoes, and hail, ABC News reported . Central Nebraska was also at risk for the storm. According to AAA , 2018 has been a record-breaking year for holiday travel, with more than one-third of Americans hitting the road, ski... [Full Article...]

Santa Claus is coming to town and NORAD knows when

Santa Claus is coming to town and NORAD knows when Meanwhile, The North American Aerospace Defence Command (Norad) will update its site with the latest news on where Santa Claus is on Christmas Eve. This has been the case for a long time , reports the Times, citing a 1978 study showing that 85 percent of 5-year-olds believed in Santa while 25 percent of 8-year-olds did. [Full Article...]

Un double attentat fait 7 morts près du Palais présidentiel

Un double attentat fait 7 morts près du Palais présidentiel La télévision somalienne Universal TV, basée à Londres, a indiqué que quatre de ses collaborateurs sont morts dans le double attentat, dont un journaliste possédant les nationalités somalienne et britannique, Awil Dahir, et aussi deux agents de sécurité et un chauffeur. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron, le dernier espoir du G5 Sahel — Tchad

Emmanuel Macron, le dernier espoir du G5 Sahel — Tchad L'Élysée a indiqué mardi qu'Alexandre Benalla n'était " pas un émissaire officiel ou officieux " de la présidence, après des informations de presse faisant état d'un récent voyage au Tchad de l'ancien collaborateur du président Emmanuel Macron qui se serait prévalu de ce titre. [Full Article...]

What happens in a partial government shutdown - 12/23/2018 6:43:29 AM

What happens in a partial government shutdown - 12/23/2018 6:43:29 AM Small businesses may not have access to the Small Business Administration's federally assisted loans as SBA's guarantees to back loans will freeze. According to the railroad administration's shutdown plans: "Data shows that when Inspectors are not visible, less compliance is more likely to occur, which may lead to higher accident/incident rate". [Full Article...]

Sudan's Bashir Makes First Comments on Ongoing Protests

Sudan's Bashir Makes First Comments on Ongoing Protests Latest protests were sparked by the government's decision to increase the price of bread from one Sudanese pound to three (from about two to six United States cents). Police in patrol cars was seen carrying clubs and tear gas canisters while the troops held Kalashnikov assault rifles, the witnesses said. Already in January this year, the Sudanese government's decision to devaluate the local curr... [Full Article...]

French yellow vest protesters to march in Versailles

French yellow vest protesters to march in Versailles After more than 13 hours of debate in the night of Friday, December 21, the package of reforms supported by 153 deputies, 9 voted against, 58 abstained. It quickly evolved into an anti-government movement that calls for higher wages, better pensions and lower taxes and social justice to address to income inequality. [Full Article...]

Federal shutdown continues into fourth day with scant change

The shutdown began on Friday at midnight , after Trump said he would not sign a continuing resolution pushing the spending battle to after the holidays. The shutdown affects about 15 percent of the federal workforce. The Democratic leaders said that different people in the White House are saying different things about what the president could or could not accept in exchange for ending the shut... [Full Article...]

Syrian state media report missile attack near Damascus

Syrian state media report missile attack near Damascus There were reports of loud explosions through the Syrian capital and videos shared on social media showed Syrian surface-to-air missiles being fired into the sky. Russian Federation has blamed the Israeli military for that incident - a charge rejected by Jerusalem - and and supplied Syria with the advanced S-300 air defense system. [Full Article...]

Pentagon Withdrawal Order For U.S. Troops From Syria 'Signed'

Pentagon Withdrawal Order For U.S. Troops From Syria 'Signed' Russia's Nezavisimaya Gazeta said that Israel is preparing for a comprehensive war on Syria following the US' withdrawal from the country. The press conference came after the prime minister met with his USA counterpart Mike Pompeo on Saturday. [Full Article...]

La Tunisie dénonce l'attaque terroriste contre le ministère libyen des Affaires étrangères

La Tunisie dénonce l'attaque terroriste contre le ministère libyen des Affaires étrangères Selon des témoins et des médias, dont la chaîne de télévision officielle du gouvernement d'union (GNA), au moins une explosion et des coups de feu ont été entendus dans l'enceinte située à Tripoli , la capitale de la Libye . Les trois kamikazes sont soupçonnés d'appartenir au groupe Etat islamique, a ajouté cette source. Ce chaos politique et sécuritaire a favorisé l'émergence de groupes jihad... [Full Article...]

Second Guatemalan child dies after being detained by United States border agents

Second Guatemalan child dies after being detained by United States border agents Parents and children together are nearly always released quickly due to limited space in ICE's family detention facilities. CBP said an official cause of death has not yet been determined. A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala, Jakelin Caal, passed away in early December just hours after being taken into custody with her father. Democratic members of Congress and immigration advocates sharply criti... [Full Article...]

Adam Burniston's Forecast | Christmas morning wintry mix followed by some big changes

Adam Burniston's Forecast | Christmas morning wintry mix followed by some big changes A second storm is expected to begin Christmas Eve night and continue through Christmas morning. Wednesday and Thursday are dry and sunny with highs in the 30s. Thursday will be the nastiest day by far when it comes to the weather, as wind will mix in, bringing blizzard conditions and risky travel. Colder air will hang around for the weekend with sunshine and high temperatures in the teens... [Full Article...]

Despite Government shutdown, NORAD tracks Santa! Live view and hotline number

Despite Government shutdown, NORAD tracks Santa! Live view and hotline number But these days, it's more famous for its Santa-tracking abilities. In another phone call, Trump took a child's belief in Santa as a given. The decade's old tradition continues with over 1,500 military personnel and volunteers taking calls to inform on Santa's location. [Full Article...]

La remarque déplacée de Trump à un enfant

La remarque déplacée de Trump à un enfant Mais surtout, le président des États-Unis a conclu sa série de questions par une phrase ubuesque, qui aurait paru parodique si elle n'avait pas été filmée par les caméras de la presse ( voir la vidéo en tête d'article ). S'il est impossible de savoir si cette remarque a gâché le réveillon du jeune garçon, on sait en revanche que Donald Trump n'était pas ravi du sien. [Full Article...]


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