by | December 19, 2018 | 03:42

The cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on 18 December formally approved a plan to spend JPY27.47 trillion (USD242.7 billion) on defence over the next five years, but hopes that this figure can be brought down by about JPY1.97 trillion through cost-cutting measures.

by | December 19, 2018 | 02:19

The lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation also seeks to recoup $2.8 million and ban Trump and his three eldest children from leadership roles in any other NY charity. The lawsuit remains ongoing, seeking $2.8 million in restitution and to ban Trump and his children from serving on the boards of other NY nonprofits.

by | December 19, 2018 | 02:47

But in recent years the shutdown scenario has become so routine that it raises the question: Have shutdowns as a negotiating tool lost their punch? The stalemate continues. Meanwhile more than 800,000 government workers are preparing for the uncertainty ahead. About one-quarter of the government would be affected, including the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, Agriculture, State and Justice, as well as national parks.

by | December 19, 2018 | 01:59

United Nations officials said it was necessary to delay the implementation of the ceasefire until December 18th to convey orders to troops on the ground. The two sides also agreed to meet again in late January for more talks to define the framework for negotiations on a comprehensive peace settlement.

by | December 18, 2018 | 06:30

Ashraf Naalweh is accused of killing two Israelis at a West Bank industrial zone in October. Jabbarin was shot and arrested in September after he carried out a stabbing attack in the Hebron-area Gush Etzion settlement, killing one Israeli settler.

by | December 18, 2018 | 06:34

In a relatively rare moment, IDF soldiers met with Lebanese troops on the northern border on Monday to discuss where to place a barbed-wire fence, which was put up as part of Operation Northern Shield , Israel's search for Hezbollah border-crossing terror tunnels.

by | December 18, 2018 | 06:30

President Hashim Thaci gave a briefing on the army plan before he left for NY, where the United Nations Security Council is expected in coming days to discuss the small Balkan nation's decision. "The Secretary-General calls on all parties concerned to exercise restraint and refrain from actions that could raise tensions and cause a further setback in the European Union-facilitated dialogue for the normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina", Haq said in a statement.

by | December 18, 2018 | 05:49

Interested in Egypt? Add Egypt as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Egypt news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Cameramen and visitors visit the recently uncovered tomb of the Priest royal Purification during the reign of King Nefer Ir-Ka-Re.

by | December 18, 2018 | 06:45

The ministry said fighter jets, including Sukhoi Su-27 and Su-30's, will be sent to the annexed Ukrainian territory as part of a "permanent deployment". Volker said the restrictions could have a "deterrent effect" on Moscow because "it will be an indicator to Russian Federation that future acts will also be met with sanctions".

by | December 18, 2018 | 04:24

But President Donald Trump undercut that message in an interview Tuesday with Reuters , where he said he would consider intervening in the case against Meng if it would be in the interest of usa national security or help forge a trade deal with Beijing.

by | December 18, 2018 | 04:37

Hathaway's truck swerved off a remote road and went into a ditch, killing him. Though he called his wife to tell her that he was okay after the crash, when the EMS arrived, he was unconscious and slumped over the center console. A crew member on the Foolish Pleasures , Hathaway was featured on Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks , which followed fishermen on the hunt for blue tuna fin in North Carolina's Outer Banks.

by | December 18, 2018 | 03:14

All six strikes were carried out in close co-ordination with Somalia's government, the military said. The US has a huge military base in neighbouring Djibouti, from where it launches attacks on the militants. "The strike has neutralised an imminent attack", he said. Sixty-two extremist al-Shabab rebels were killed in the strikes on Gandarshe, which were conducted in coordination with the Somalian government, the Associated Press reported.

by | December 18, 2018 | 02:47

Former FBI Director James Comey , with his attorney, David Kelley, far right, arrived on Capitol Hill in Washington , today, to testify under subpoena in a second closed-door interview with the GOP-led House Judiciary and Oversight Committees in their probe of conduct by federal law enforcement officials in the investigation of President Donald Trump's alleged Russian Federation ties, and Hillary Clinton's emails.

by | December 18, 2018 | 01:15

Of these, five Sikhs were killed in Raj Nagar Part I area of Palam Colony. Sajjan Kumar's conviction by the Delhi High Court in a case related to the anti-Sikh riots in the Capital in 1984 drew reactions from the BJP as well as other parties, as the Congress said the issue should not be politicised.

by | December 18, 2018 | 01:12

Months after writing that, Flynn admitted to the lobbying and registered as a foreign agent . But Flynn's business associates did not register their activities with the attorney general as required, according to court documents. Over the years, Erdogan has hired USA public relations firms and lobbyists to generate negative press coverage of Gulen and pressure Washington for his extradition.

by | December 18, 2018 | 02:25

The potential shutdown this week may be less costly than past shutdowns due to its limited scope. A partial government shutdown begins midnight Friday - well, technically Saturday - if the House and Senate don't pass a funding bill and the president doesn't sign it.

by | December 18, 2018 | 00:48

Ryan Zinke is out as secretary of the interior. It was not clear if Mr Zinke had resigned or was sacked. "With an average of almost one federal investigation opened into his conduct in office per month, Zinke's highly questionable ethics have finally caught up with him".

by | December 18, 2018 | 01:30

The three-day stalemate confirmed by Kenya's Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary, Keriako Tobiko focused on contentious issues relating to finance, loss and damage, and creation of a new carbon trading market. Countries are now looking to a United Nations summit next September in NY, where Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on national governments to announced new , more stringent targets for reducing GHG emissions.

by | December 18, 2018 | 01:59

Earlier, US intelligence and diplomatic officials have urged the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (SMDK) not to support the planned Turkish military operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) east of the Euphrates River.

by | December 18, 2018 | 01:52

Asked on Fox whether anyone had suggested to Cohen that he might receive a presidential pardon if he refused to testify against Trump, Giuliani said , "The liar can say whatever he wants". Half of Americans also said that what they've seen of the investigation has given them more doubts about Trump's presidency, with 31% saying their doubts are "very major".

by | December 18, 2018 | 01:59

Blair, who was premier between 1997 and 2007, in turn accused the Conservative leader of being "irresponsible". "What the prime minister is focused on is securing the extra assurances which are required to get the deal through the House of Commons ", her spokesman said.

by | December 17, 2018 | 16:15

About 8,000 police and 14 armoured vehicles were deployed in Paris for the demonstration , and streets of central Paris were honeycombed with checkpoints where officers in riot gear checked bags and coats for weapons and helmets. Under increasing pressure to respond, Macron may have taken some of the heat out of the protests when he pledged Monday night to increase the minimum wage and scrap new pension taxes.

by | December 17, 2018 | 15:40

Zinke has previously been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives as well as a member of the Montana State Senate. He has also mulled staying in politics, with an eye on the 2020 Montana governor race. Zinke is citing what he calls "meritless and false claims" and says that "to some, truth no longer matters". That's according to Adam Sarvana, a spokesman for Arizona Democratic Rep.

by | December 17, 2018 | 15:05

In his last moments, Khashoggi reportedly told his killers, " I can't breathe ", CNN reported earlier this week. According to Turkey , a 15-person hit squad killed Khashoggi on October 2 in Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate. According to reports, the US Senate has voted to end USA military support for the war in Yemen and also blamed Saudi Crown Prince for the murder of Khashoggi.

by | December 17, 2018 | 15:44

However, he said none of the Brexit options - including a Norway-style deal or "no-deal" - have a majority. Over the weekend, the Sunday Times reported that two of May's allies - Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington and her Chief of Staff Gavin Barwell - were preparing for a second referendum as "the only way forward".

by | December 17, 2018 | 14:17

Ukraine now has three main Orthodox denominations: the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, which remained subordinate to Russian Federation after the breakup of the Soviet Union, and two breakaway entities - the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.

by | December 17, 2018 | 14:50

Visitors have been evacuated from Chester Zoo after a fire broke out in the Monsoon Forest habitat area. The tourism attraction, which has more than 21,000 animals, said all the creatures led to safety were being relocated within the 125-acre site and described the loss of others as "heartbreaking".

by | December 17, 2018 | 14:06

He stressed that the new church's doors would be open to all, and encouraged Ukrainians to rally behind it. "I am convinced the Orthodox church, united and recognised, will faithfully serve its Ukrainian people, praying and leading it to salvation", said Metropolitan Epifaniy Dumenko.

by | December 17, 2018 | 15:15

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi tweeted, " Pakistan strongly condemns the blood bath by Indian occupation forces martyring 14 innocent Kashmiris and injuring more than 200 in Pulwama ". South Kashmir has been reeling under fear for the last six months. Is this what was expected from the Governor's rule? The admin has failed in securing civilian lives.

by | December 17, 2018 | 14:32

Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a member of GOP leadership, said Sunday in a separate interview on "Meet the Press". He tweeted that Democrats "will force votes to expose their lies". Trump urged Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the House of Representatives speaker-designate, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, to "pass a STRONG law that provides GREAT health care".

by | December 17, 2018 | 15:08

Due to "errors in accounting", the Pentagon in the past said it had not properly charged the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen for refueling services according to an internal Pentagon memo dated November 28. Adam Kinzinger said. "It was started by the Houthi rebels and denial of access for food overthrowing the legitimate government". Saudi exile Mr Khashoggi , a Washington Post contributor, was killed on 2 October shortly after entering the consulate to gain documents to marry his ...

by | December 17, 2018 | 15:23

The gunman was founded by French soldiers following the shooting and was later cornered by police. The gathering was held in Kleber Square by a Christmas market and near where the gunman opened fire last Tuesday evening. The Paris prosecutor's office said two people who were close to Chekatt were released from custody Sunday "in the absence of incriminating elements at this stage".

by | December 17, 2018 | 14:45

Australia's decision on Saturday to officially recognize the western half of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel prompted a number of outbursts, some of them very, very revealing. "AUSTRALIA HAS finally ended the anomaly whereby Israel is the only country in the world which does not have the right to choose its own capital on its own sovereign territory", he added.

by | December 17, 2018 | 15:11

A report said South Korean President Moon Jae-in's official plane was blacklisted by the US because it flew him to North Korea. US President Donald Trump played down hopes Friday for any imminent deal to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear arsenal.

by | December 17, 2018 | 14:43

Gary Solis, a retired Marine Corps judge advocate who teaches the law of war at West Point and Georgetown University Law Center, said that for Trump, as commander in chief, "to express his view, publicly, that the individual is guilty or not guilty may tend to prejudice a jury one way or the other or the court itself, for that matter".