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Trump orders a near total withdrawal of USA troops from Somalia

Trump orders a near total withdrawal of USA troops from Somalia Department of Defense announced Friday afternoon. It's unclear exactly how many troops will remain in Somalia. The Somalia announcement is Trump's most recent major change at the Pentagon , where he has jettisoned much of the civilian leadership in recent weeks, replacing officials with a slew of political loyalists as his administration winds to a close. [Full Article...]

Qatar foreign minister says there has been movement on resolving Gulf dispute

On Wednesday, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, discussed with Jared Kushner, Trump's senior advisor and son-in-law, in Doha, regional and global issues, most notably developments in the Middle East, according to an official Qatari statement. [Full Article...]

China says Huawei's Meng Wanzhou is innocent, demands release

China says Huawei's Meng Wanzhou is innocent, demands release The U.S. Justice Department is talking to representatives of Meng Wanzhou that would see the Chinese telecom executive free to return home from Canada in exchange for signing a deferred prosecution agreement, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal . [Full Article...]

United States adds Chinese chipmaker, oil giant to security blacklist

United States adds Chinese chipmaker, oil giant to security blacklist Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co. and China National Offshore Oil Corp. were among the four additions to the U.S. Defense Department's list of "Communist Chinese military companies" on Thursday night. Pompeo said the visa restrictions would apply to those "who have engaged in the use or threat of physical violence, theft and release of private information, espionage, sabotage, or malic... [Full Article...]

McEnany: Trump 'Serious' About NDAA Veto

McEnany: Trump 'Serious' About NDAA Veto Trump has accused social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter of silencing conservative figures during his unsuccessful re-election campaign. With Congress in session only until the end of the year, the House and Senate are running out of time to finalise the massive bill and avoid breaking the 59-year streak. [Full Article...]

Further 414 people in United Kingdom die after testing positive for Covid-19

Further 414 people in United Kingdom die after testing positive for Covid-19 The United States also added about 180,100 cases on Tuesday, the fifth-highest daily count to date. The CDC says the share of cases resulting in death fell from 6.7% in April to 1.9% in September, reflecting that health workers are now more successful in treating the disease. [Full Article...]

Bahrain becomes second nation to grant emergency use for Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine

Bahrain becomes second nation to grant emergency use for Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine North Carolina reported a record 5,600 new confirmed cases Thursday and 2,100 hospitalizations, as it awaited almost 85,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, perhaps as early as December 15. The immediate challenge for Bahrain would be the conditions in which the vaccine must be kept. To answer that question and others about the vaccine, NBC Dateline's Lester Holt hosted a prime-time program - " ... [Full Article...]

USA tightens travel rules for Chinese Communist Party members

Trump administration officials have been stepping up their anti-China rhetoric for months, especially during the presidential campaign as President Donald Trump sought to deflect blame for the spread of the coronavirus . The Trump administration has taken strong measures to combat Chinese influence efforts, including through closing the nation's Houston consulate and issuing a series of indictm... [Full Article...]

Pelosi, Schumer back $908B pandemic relief bill

Pelosi, Schumer back $908B pandemic relief bill Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters he supports the compromise bill and is optimistic the president will support it once it is fleshed out. Schumer and Pelosi are under pressure from Democrats disappointed the party lost seats in the House and failed to win the Senate in November. [Full Article...]

Biden says Trump inaugural presence important to U.S.

Biden says Trump inaugural presence important to U.S. Biden has earned 306 electoral votes, putting him well past the 270 necessary to win the election. The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the Trump campaign's attempt to have more than 220,000 absentee ballots discounted. "More than the impact on the domestic politics, I really worry about the image we're presenting to the rest of the world", he said in the joint interview with V... [Full Article...]

Bush fire rips through heritage-listed Fraser Island

Bush fire rips through heritage-listed Fraser Island Water bombers have dumped more than a million litres of water and fire-retardant gel on the bushfire but the loose soil on the world's largest sand island means it quickly drains away. "From when I got here (last Friday), I've not previously been involved in this fire and I've come up from Brisbane". Another part of the bushfire is about 4km west of Happy Valley and headed south. [Full Article...]

4 die after explosion at United Kingdom waste water plant

4 die after explosion at United Kingdom waste water plant According to the Express, the incident occurred at around 11.22 am GMT in Avonmouth, near Bristol, with at least five fire crews arriving at the scene. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said "our hearts go out" to the victims of the Avonmouth tragedy and their families. Six fire engines and rescue dogs were soon on scene. [Full Article...]

US Covid-19 deaths top 270,000: Johns Hopkins University

US Covid-19 deaths top 270,000: Johns Hopkins University If the coronavirus continues to spread at its current, unprecedented rate, Los Angeles will run out of hospital beds by Christmas, Mayor Eric Garcetti warned in a news conference on Wednesday, calling on residents to "hunker down" and "cancel everything" to help stop the spread of the virus. [Full Article...]

Spotify Wrapped chronicles listening habits of 2020 in a story style format

Spotify Wrapped chronicles listening habits of 2020 in a story style format As we get ready to close the door on this freaky year, Spotify is taking one last glance back at 2020-and the music and podcasts that helped us through it. Listeners in the U.S., United Kingdom and Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada also get On Record , a mixed media playlist that features songs and playlists featuring your top artists. [Full Article...]

COVID-19 Deaths and Hospitalizations Set Records In New Single-Worst Day

COVID-19 Deaths and Hospitalizations Set Records In New Single-Worst Day The state reported 111 deaths, taking the state's overall death toll to 47,357. The COVID Tracking Project reported the number of COVID-19 hospitalisations in the USA topped 100,000 for the first time on Wednesday. The record high came the same day new hospitalizations exceeded 100,000 for the first time ever and newly reported infections hit 200,000 for only the second time, according to th... [Full Article...]

Affaire Le Scouarnec : Le chirurgien condamné à 15 ans de réclusion criminelle

Affaire Le Scouarnec : Le chirurgien condamné à 15 ans de réclusion criminelle Il était pourtant apparu " froid " et " fermé " au début de l'audience lundi, selon plusieurs acteurs du procès, mais l'ex-chirurgien a semblé " fendre l'armure " hier, veille attendue du verdict. Il a reconnu certains faits. Confronté à ses victimes et à des pièces "insoutenables " mêlant photos et écrits, l'accusé a fini par lâcher des aveux de viols en pointillés . [Full Article...]

Trump calls on Georgia governor to halt Senate race

Trump calls on Georgia governor to halt Senate race Give what you can. More than a month of relentless scrutiny of the general election in Georgia has led to a hand recount of the presidential ballots, groundless lawsuits from the Trump campaign, and now an investigation from Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger into four organizations dedicated to voter registration and outreach. [Full Article...]

New Zealand Declares a Climate Change Emergency

New Zealand Declares a Climate Change Emergency The New Zealand Ministry for the Environment reported in 2018 that the country's "indigenous ecosystems and species [are] in a state of rapid decline", with the climate crisis negatively affecting bird migration and egg-laying in some species. [Full Article...]

Ousted Cybersecurity Boss On Trump And Election Disinformation

Ousted Cybersecurity Boss On Trump And Election Disinformation Shortly after Barr's statement was published, Trump tweeted out more baseless claims of voter fraud. Carr did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But when it was clear to Travis that he wouldn't be allowed to lead the agency, he resigned. Krebs was sacked via tweet after CISA issued a statement calling the election the most secure in the history of the U.S. [Full Article...]

Biden taps Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary

Biden taps Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary Eric Trump is now serving as the executive vice president of development and acquisitions of the Trump Organization - which is now under investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James. Christine Lagarde is among those who congratulated Yellen's nomination. In an interview with Juan Williams for his column in The Hill newspaper, Clyburn indicated he was disappointed the president-el... [Full Article...]


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