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by | December 30, 2018 | 06:57

The handover is the first in a series of confidence-building measures agreed to in Sweden that could pave the way for a political settlement of Yemen's four-year-old war pitting the Iran-aligned rebels known as Houthis against the internationally recognised government backed in the Yemen war since 2015 by a Saudi-led military coalition.

by | December 30, 2018 | 08:17

Escalating efforts to repatriate one of its most wanted exiles, China's ruling Communist Party has opened a police investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based billionaire Guo, who has been releasing what he calls official secrets ahead of a pivotal party leadership conference.

by | December 30, 2018 | 06:39

The House and Senate are again scheduled to meet on Monday. The Environmental Protection Agency is implementing its shutdown plan at midnight Friday night. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY and presumed incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said in a joint statement, "The president wanted the shutdown, but seems not to know how to get himself out of it".

by | December 30, 2018 | 07:24

The decision, some experts said, allows Japan to save the money it spends to support Antarctic whaling while taking a tough pro-whaling stance-a matter of national pride for some conservatives. "The government of Japan must urgently act to conserve marine ecosystems, rather than resume commercial whaling ". It is essential for Japan to continue to explain in detail about the aims of resumed commercial whaling and the differences in food culture.

by | December 30, 2018 | 06:40

His time in the U.S. Army was spent serving in the Pacific theater including Guam, Okinawa and Iwo Jima . His cousin, Volma Overton, told ABC News that Overton would often "drive a golf cart to the bank to deposit millions of dollars in checks".

by | December 30, 2018 | 06:19

Swileh was prohibited from visiting her son in the hospital under Donald Trump's travel ban, which restricted visitors from seven predominantly-Muslim countries including Yemen . As the couple fought for a waiver, doctors put Abdullah on life support. "This is a hard time for our family, but we are blessed to be together", the boy's father, Ali Hassan, said at the airport, asking for privacy.

by | December 30, 2018 | 06:02

New Age correspondents reported that electioneering and campaign materials including posters of BNP as well as Jatiya Oikya Front candidates were not visible in the respective electoral areas during the electioneering since December 10. Many activists, observers and the opposition party say they won't be. Abdur Rashid, whose think tank studies Bangladesh security issues, dismissed the idea that the arrests were politically motivated, saying instead that they were the result of outstanding ...

by | December 30, 2018 | 04:55

Trump says the agreement will be very comprehensive and will cover "points of dispute". Mr Trump did not offer more detail on what specific progress was being made. The US imposed tariffs on a number of Chinese products, including consumer and industrial items such as handbags and rice. The Chinese leader also agreed to label the opioid fentanyl as a controlled substance - making any person who sells fentanyl to the USA subject to stricter penalties under Chinese law - and pledged to ...

by | December 30, 2018 | 05:21

Mrs Ford had been involved in a crash with a lorry on the A299 Thanet way at 2.50am on Thursday and was taken to hospital with a minor head injury. Samantha Ford, 37, has been charged with two counts of murder after the children were discovered at a property in the Kent coastal town in the early hours of Thursday, Kent and Essex serious crime directorate said.

by | December 30, 2018 | 04:00

In November, the Assad regime said it would welcome moves by any Arab state to reestablish formal relations. Ali Mamluk, Syria's intelligence chief and a key figure in the Assad regime, travelled to Egypt last week on an official visit. But almost eight years later, over half a million people are estimated to have died, and the war is nearing its end, Assad is being welcomed back. A man walks past his banner in Douma, outside Damascus on September 17, 2018.

by | December 30, 2018 | 02:46

Democrats, who Trump called "obstructionist" in one of Friday's tweets , take control of the House beginning Thursday and have signaled they are unwilling to fund more wall. House Democrats are considering one strategy that may temporarily reopen the government until February 8th. The Free Beacon report notes that President Donald Trump canceled his holiday trip to Florida and has been conducting the nation's business, saying he is "waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a ...

by | December 30, 2018 | 03:05

US President Donald Trump could not meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdelmahdi on his recent surprise trip to the Middle Eastern country because for "security reasons" the premier was only informed of the president's visit two hours earlier, the White House said on Thursday.

by | December 30, 2018 | 01:51

But Bolsonaro later backtracked by saying "it hasn't been decided yet". On Friday, Bolsonaro said he expects to visit Israel by March 2019, after accepting an invitation by Netanyahu. They came and were welcomed here in the new world, but supported the dream of the return to Zion. "Brazil is a huge country with huge potential for the State of Israel, economically, diplomatically and vis-à-vis security", Netanyahu said.

by | December 30, 2018 | 02:53

Police alleged the man was under the influence of drugs when he drove the Poland-registered vehicle through a gate and onto the apron, German news agency dpa reported. They think he acted alone. No other risky substances were found in the vehicle or on the driver. He apparently has no official residence in Germany.

by | December 30, 2018 | 02:50

According to previous reporting from Global News, McIver received an administrative penalty for illegal employment, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing. China has demanded Canada free Meng, who is fighting extradition to the United States, where she would face fraud charges that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years jail for each charge.

by | December 29, 2018 | 07:19

Eleven inches of rain have fallen in areas of Washington Parish, Louisiana, and Walthall County, Mississippi, according to the National Weather Service office in Slidell, Louisiana. The storm system has caused major headaches for holiday travelers heading into the New Year's weekend. Heavy rain and strong winds will combine to make travel hard by air or road Friday in the parts of the East.

by | December 29, 2018 | 06:37

O'Brady and Rudd set off on cross-country skis dragging sleds called pulks which weighed almost 180 kilograms. The New York Times described O'Brady's effort as among the "most remarkable feats in polar history", ranking alongside the 1911 "Race to the South Pole" between Norway's Roald Amundsen and England's Robert Falcon Scott.

by | December 29, 2018 | 07:27

While some reports said the town has been overrun by Boko Haram insurgents, the military said the attackers have been repelled and reported the loss of a naval personnel. The army can only confirm that "yes, there's been some fighting, but it has not lost control of this town of Baga", which is a fishing community. Its location and the activities of Boko Haram in the area make independent verification of the claims hard.

by | December 29, 2018 | 04:49

Some of them are being treated for hypothermia. The government is anxious about the increasing numbers in recent weeks that are attempting the hazardous journey. Labour's shadow secretary Diane Abbot has called for more cooperation with France. She said: "We have a duty to those at risk in British waters, but we also have a duty to refugees, many of whom are fleeing war poverty and persecution".

by | December 29, 2018 | 06:20

The video and published on the Tokyo ministry's website starts showing the gray destroyer sailing near a pair of rubber boats and a North Korean vessel. Just like most communist countries, North Korea has often retaliated against defectors' families in the past. "They (affected defectors) are distraught", he said.

by | December 29, 2018 | 03:28

Wednesday's court session was the first time for Mubarak and Morsi to see one another since the former relinquished power in 2011 following 18 days of countrywide demonstrations. He was acquitted in several retrials since Mursi's ouster, except in a fraud case that also involved his two sons, for which he was sentenced to time already served.

by | December 29, 2018 | 03:09

But social media users were more shocked by his mugshot than the alleged crime. Here he is.19-year-old Kurbanov. "I only see the 40 yr old", another wrote. Most found it hard to believe Mr Kurbanov was the tender age of just 19. Police escorted him to his friend's apartment but no one answered and he couldn't provide another way of contacting the friend, the station reported.

by | December 29, 2018 | 02:19

In his letter of resignation , whose news coverage angered Trump and was the factor in pushing him out two months early, James Mattis wrote he "views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues".

by | December 29, 2018 | 01:48

For that bill to move forward in the 100-seat Senate, it would need 60 votes. But Democrats largely oppose Trump's proposed wall, which he had initially said would financed by Mexico . "It's clear Pelosi is more interested in preserving her speakership than having an open government and a secure border", the White House official said.

by | December 29, 2018 | 02:13

He is accused of killing Newman, Calif. Police Cprl. Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson , during an emotional news conference Thursday, said Singh immigrated to the United States from Fiji, determined to be a police officer. Singh was the first officer to die in the line of duty, in a department with 12 sworn officers. Officials also arrested two of Arriaga's brothers for allegedly helping the suspect evade arrest.

by | December 29, 2018 | 01:27

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. The bus hit the device after it went off its planned route without alerting security forces, Mr Madbouly added . The bomb was planted on the roadside of Al Haram Mariotia Street in Giza, southwest of Cairo, the authorities said. "We have been in contact with the embassy of Vietnam to contain the impact of the incident, and what is important now is to take care of the injured", he said.

by | December 28, 2018 | 08:59

Australia's ABC News reported on Thursday that the election in Beni was ostensibly canceled because of the Ebola outbreak and local violence, but opponents of President Joseph Kabila suspect he opportunistically used the medical situation as an excuse to shut down voting in an opposition stronghold and swing the election to his chosen successor, former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary .

by | December 28, 2018 | 07:41

As for Trump's comments about belief in Santa being " marginal ", Collman had no idea what the president meant and said that she still believes in Santa. President. She wondered about Trump's family, and what his Christmas Eve plans were. Mr Trump most likely would have been attending Christmas services at church near his estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

by | December 28, 2018 | 06:30

Like a scene straight out of a sci-fi movie, the skyline of NY was lit up in a brilliant shade of blue after an incident at power facility in Queens on Thursday night, alarming residents and sparking reactions on social media. Videos and photos of the light blue sky spread online as locals attempted to figure out the source of the conflagration. Mayor Bill de Blasio spokesman Eric Philips added that "scattered" power outages were reported elsewhere.

by | December 28, 2018 | 07:08

Clinton, a former first lady, US senator, secretary of State and the 2016 Democratic nominee for president has been named among the "most admired women " 22 times, more than any woman or man, according to Gallup . The annual Gallup question, which asks Americans to name the man and woman whom they most admire, has been ongoing since 1946. John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News.

by | December 28, 2018 | 06:56

The falsehood about military pay raises may be turning into a theme for Trump. "We're no longer the suckers, folks", Trump told service members at the base. "I made it clear from the beginning that our mission in Syria was to strip ISIS of its military strongholds", said Trump, who wore an olive green bomber-style jacket as chants of "USA!" He left without meeting any Iraqi officials.

by | December 28, 2018 | 07:01

Banks in an interview Thursday morning on 93 WIBC. On Saturday, when their existing funding expired, those agencies shut down "nonessential" operations. The shutdown has been playing out against the backdrop of turmoil in the stock market, which is having a roller-coaster week. That is the first day of the new session of Congress, when Democrats take control of the House.

by | December 28, 2018 | 05:28

But before Wednesday's trip to Iraq , Trump had taken some heat from critics for being the first president since 2002 not to make a Christmastime visit to troops in 2018. And others will do it too. "We're no longer the suckers, folks", the president said. Trump's trip was veiled in such secrecy there was speculation that Iraqi authorities had not been informed, and the U.S.

by | December 28, 2018 | 04:27

Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed was appointed as a Royal Court Advisor. The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has shone a spotlight on the ultra-conservative Islamic nation. "The primary bone of contention between Saudi Arabia and American lawmakers is the power of Prince Mohammed and his responsibility for the murder of Khashoggi", said Ryan Bohl, from the United States geopolitical think tank Stratfor.

by | December 28, 2018 | 02:43

Apart from the cell phone, which reportedly left a record with Prague area cell phone towers, "an Eastern European intelligence agency" purportedly overheard a conversation among unidentified Russians stating that Cohen was in Prague. Of course the Trump people have vigorously denied the legitimacy of the dossier, and Cohen's legal team and spokespeople have denied he ever visited Prague.