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India's PM addresses rally as protest deaths climb

India's PM addresses rally as protest deaths climb The law has stoked concerns that Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government wants to marginalise India's Muslim minority by making religion a basis of citizenship. PM Modi said that the nationwide rollout of citizens' list which is referred repeatedly by Home Minister Amit Shah may not be happening. "We did carry out the NRC exercise in Assam, but it was at the orders of the S... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump signs $1.4 trillion in spending, avoids shutdown

Donald Trump signs $1.4 trillion in spending, avoids shutdown House Speaker Pelosi told Associated Press he would be "impeached forever, no matter what the Senate does". "This lawless, partisan impeachment is a political suicide march for the Democrat Party". "The framers built the Senate to provide stability", McConnell says in his Senate floor remarks, according to excerpts released by his office. Fifty-two percent of those polled believe the presi... [Full Article...]

China and Russian Federation urge United Nations to lift key North Korea sanctions

China and Russian Federation urge United Nations to lift key North Korea sanctions Adding further pressure to the U.S., China and Russian Federation are said to have circulated a draft resolution at the UN Security Council seeking to ease sanctions, including dropping a requirement that North Korean workers overseas return home by Sunday. [Full Article...]

Snow squalls, slick roads could create hazardous commute Wednesday

Snow squalls, slick roads could create hazardous commute Wednesday On the east side of the state, from Saginaw down to the OH border, snow squalls are in the overnight forecast until around 6 a.m., according to the NWS office in Detroit/Pontiac. Tuesday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1 p.m., then showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Highs in the low to mid 30s. [Full Article...]

Lebanese president postpones consultations to select new PM

Lebanese president postpones consultations to select new PM The protesters dispersed in central Beirut . At one point, someone set fire to two tents set up by protesters in Martyrs' Square, the epicenter for the anti-government protests for 60 days. "Tomorrow is the moment of truth". However, the deep political rifts that hinder the formation of a new executive, called to avert an even worse crisis, remain. [Full Article...]

Phase one of US-China trade deal to repeal certain tariffs

Phase one of US-China trade deal to repeal certain tariffs U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer , speaking on CBS' " Face the Nation " program on Sunday, said there would be some routine "scrubs" to the text, but "this is totally done, absolutely". exports to China over the next two years and is "totally done" despite the need for translation and revisions to its text. Beijing had planned to impose 25% duties on American-made autos on Sunday, ... [Full Article...]

18-year-old college student stabbed to death in NYC park

18-year-old college student stabbed to death in NYC park The NYPD had no comment on Mullins' claim when PIX11 reached out Sunday afternoon. Majors, an 18-year-old freshman at Barnard College, was found stabbed to death Wednesday inside Manhattan's Morningside Park. The school's campus stretches from West 116th Street to West 120th Street off Broadway in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City. "EMS responded and transported the v... [Full Article...]

Trump plans announcement of Afghan troop drawdown

Trump plans announcement of Afghan troop drawdown The official USA statement said Ambassador Khalilzad and Pakistani officials also talked about "a successful conclusion of intra-Afghan negotiations as well as regional support for these goals". "#Taliban must show they are willing & able to respond to Afghan desire for peace", he tweeted . President Donald Trump had declared the process dead and ended all contacts with Taliban in September w... [Full Article...]

Comey: 'Real Sloppiness' in Russia Probe But No Misconduct

But, just days after claiming "vindication" based on Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report, now Comey is forthcoming with apologies and admissions of errors and sloppiness after Horowitz's Senate Judiciary Committee testimony later in the week. [Full Article...]

President Trump says GOP approval rating at record high

President Trump says GOP approval rating at record high Republicans accuse Democrats of rushing to impeach the President for political reasons without charging him with a crime. But his amendment was rejected after hours of debate on a 23-17 party-line vote. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Mr Trump said on Friday he would not mind a long impeachment trial, telling reporters he wants to see the whistleblower whose complaint led Democrats ... [Full Article...]

Blessings Performed Before Operation to Recover Bodies From White Island Volcano

Blessings Performed Before Operation to Recover Bodies From White Island Volcano As police divers searched for the two remaining victims of Monday's volcano eruption in contaminated waters around New Zealand's White Island on Saturday, the first name of a victim was officially released. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday that some injured Australians had been medically evacuated and such flights would continue. [Full Article...]

Britain Brexit bound as Johnson set for big parliamentary majority

Britain Brexit bound as Johnson set for big parliamentary majority The line was criticised by opponents who said that Brexit will not be completed by January 2020 - instead, trade talks with the European Union could take years to complete. "I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign", said Corbyn said before adding that there needs to be "a process of reflection" about Labour's direction. [Full Article...]

Senate Approves Measure Recognizing Armenia Genocide, Turkey Condemns The Move

Senate Approves Measure Recognizing Armenia Genocide, Turkey Condemns The Move Each time, a Republican senator objected, citing disapproval of the motion by the White House. After the House passed a broader Turkey sanctions bill 403-16 in October , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., indicated that he would not put the legislation on the floor, arguing that it was too broad and unlikely to alter Ankara's behavior. [Full Article...]

US ‘Foolish’ For Calling UN Security Meeting, Says North Korea

US ‘Foolish’ For Calling UN Security Meeting, Says North Korea China's United Nations ambassador, Zhang Jun, said on Wednesday it was imperative the Security Council ease sanctions on North Korea in a bid to support talks between Pyongyang and Washington and "head off a dramatic reversal" of the situation. [Full Article...]

Eruption fears halt plans to get bodies off New Zealand volcano

Eruption fears halt plans to get bodies off New Zealand volcano Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk tweeted her condolences to the family, whom she said she knows personally. Oliver Peterson got the latest from Nine News reporter Lizzie Pearl. Authorities believe almost 50 tourists from various countries were on the island when Monday's eruption happened, sending survivors into the sea to escape the scalding ash. [Full Article...]

Labor Union President Says Trump, House Democrats Have Deal on USMCA

Labor Union President Says Trump, House Democrats Have Deal on USMCA Negotiators from the US, Mexico and Canada reached a deal past year, but it needed to be approved by lawmakers in the three countries to move forward. "I'm hearing very good things". House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal told reporters he was "delighted" that a deal was close at hand, and was convinced it would offer better protection for workers. [Full Article...]

Officers Shot in Jersey City; Schools on Lockdown

Officers Shot in Jersey City; Schools on Lockdown At least two suspects had barricaded themselves inside a Kosher convenience store in the area. Hundreds of federal agents, NY and New Jersey state and local police officers, SWAT teams and other personnel surrounded the store, located next to a synagogue and small yeshiva. [Full Article...]

Pelosi fires back at reporter who asks if she ‘hates’ Trump

Pelosi fires back at reporter who asks if she ‘hates’ Trump Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., center, with members of the committee, speaking during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump , Wednesday, Dec. Karlan later apologized for her comment , announcing, "I must articulate regret for what i said earlier in regards to the President's son , it became inferior of me to attain ... [Full Article...]

UK's Boris Johnson juggles North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit with electioneering

UK's Boris Johnson juggles North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit with electioneering President Donald Trump during official arrivals at a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, Dec. There were no immediate details of a one-to-one meeting. In a speech, Mr Johnson will tell the other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders: "Seventy years on, we are rock solid in our commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and ... [Full Article...]

6 questions about Ukraine and the Trump impeachment battle, answered

6 questions about Ukraine and the Trump impeachment battle, answered Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) departed from conspiratorial talking points pushed by his Republican colleagues' regarding Ukraine and their supposed interference in the 2016 election, as he insisted on Tuesday that Russian Federation is "1,000 percent" the tampering culprit in that race. [Full Article...]


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