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US Withdrawal Announcement Continues to Reverberate in the Middle East

In the past few days, Erdogan has been encouraged and inspired by Washington's decision to withdraw American troops from Syria . Trump has now declared victo...


Former Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown dies aged 77

The dad-of-two discovered he was suffering from a "serious form of bladder cancer" in October. He'll be most fondly remembered in south Somerset where he was MP...


Santa tracker will still run despite government shutdown

Hundreds of volunteers are ready to answer the phones when children from around the world call to ask when Santa will bring presents to their house - despite th...


Indonesia tsunami death toll rises to 43

According to a statement from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), " the tsunami hit several areas of the Sunda Strait , including beach...


Man Climbs the National Christmas Tree in DC, Police Respond

The unidentified man climbed the tree near the White House at 5:45 p.m. Friday. After an hour of sitting between the Christmas lights, the man "self-extricated"...


Catalan protests as Spanish cabinet goes to Barcelona

Isabel Celaa, spokeswoman for the Spanish government, said Spain wants to open dialogues with Catalonia to end the conflict. Various pro-independence grou...


Person shot dead in central Vienna, police say not terrorism-related

As reported, according to preliminary data, one of the victims was killed, second hospitalized. Police tweeted that there was no danger to the public, however. ...


Fiancé of missing woman arrested for her murder

Frazee was the only person arrested in the case as of Friday morning, De Young said, and officials wouldn't provide any more detail about how they came to the...


Defence Secretary reaffirms support to Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression

The Russians illegally seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and now hold it by force. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law requiring the Ukrain...


Drier, warmer Sunday with snow chance midweek

After a warm start to Saturday, temperatures dropped throughout the day, making way for the chance of snow Monday morning and evening, according to the National...


Taliban push for withdrawal of foreign troops in two-day talks

Zalmay Khalilzad, the US' special envoy for Afghan reconciliation, led the delegation for the talks which began on Monday in the presence of officials from Pak...


Russian Federation launches investigation into BBC as dispute with Britain escalates

Ofcom was especially critical of RT's coverage of the nerve agent attack in Salisbury on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Episodes of Sputn...


Supreme Court denies Trump's request to reinstate asylum ban

Trump denounced U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar and the 9th Circuit when Tigar on November 19 blocked the policy and later refused to immediately reinstate it. J...


Pope urges predator priests to turn themselves in

But he vowed that going forward the church would " never again " cover up or dismiss cases. A global meeting of bishops will be held in the Vatican in Febru...


Partial government shutdown at midnight

The federal government was expected to remain partially shut down well into Christmas as the standoff deepened today over President Donald Trump's demand...


Congress searches for deal to end partial government shutdown

Last chance to take advantage of our best offer of the year! The shutdown that took effect at midnight ET triggered closures for the Department of Homeland Se...


Yellow Vest Movement Abates at Start of Winter Holidays

Paris police told The Associated Press the officer pulled it out to deter the assailants but did not use his weapon. Protesters appeared disorganized, with s...


Death toll in Czech coal mine blast rises to 13 people

Thursday's blast happened 800m (2,600ft) below ground at the CSM hard-coal mine, near the eastern town of Karvina, close to the Polish border. This story is d...


Jim Mattis resignation letter lays out challenges for successor

Then came Mr. Trump's sudden decision this week to withdraw US troops from Syria , a move Mattis strongly disagreed with. Behind the scenes, the retired Mari...


United Nations to vote on monitors to observe cease-fire in Yemen port

Gen. Patrick Cammaert, flew Saturday into the southern city of Aden , the seat of the country's internationally recognized, but largely exiled, government. Aft...


Democrat Senator Mark Warner: Trump 'Should Withdraw' Attorney General Nomination

Add Russia Investigation as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia Investigation news, video, and analysis from ABC News. In an opinion piece Whi...


Partial government shutdown has minimal impact locally

Friday's procedural vote lasted 5 hours and 18 minutes - what appeared to be the longest vote in modern Senate history - in part because senators from Western s...


U.S. Representative Brings Inducements for N.Korea

The Trump administration's special envoy for North Korea on Friday expressed optimism about the diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear crisis, a day after the ...


French suspect linked to Charlie Hebdo killers arrested in Djibouti

At least twenty people, including the assailants, were killed in the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January 2015 when two brothers, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, forced ...


Tsunami hits Indonesia after Krakatoa volcano erupts

Scientists say the tsunami could have been caused by the eruption of Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island formed over years from the nearby Krakatau volcano. "I was...


Michelle Obama's Thigh-High Glitter Boots Are the Fabulous Ending 2018 Needed

Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC on December 5, 2018. Here's a closer look from photos tweeted by Valerie Jarrett, family friend and former se...


Canada and United States demand ‘immediate release’ of two Canadians held by China

Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing who has been China analyst for the International Crisis Group think-thank for the last two years, and Michael Spa...


China denies economic espionage charges from U.S., allies

Moreover, the United States considers China one of its adversaries, repeatedly accusing Beijing of undermining the USA security. On Friday Australia's ...


Canada Calls on China to Release Detained Canadians, Allies Voice Support

Canadian federal sources revealed to The Toronto Star that as many as 200 nationals are now incarcerated in China , sparking fears they could be used as poli...


Congo Postpones Sunday's Presidential Election

The DRC's national election body, the Independent National Electoral Commission, said elections scheduled for this weekend would be postponed by a week. Kabil...


U.S. official says Washington reviewing North Korea travel ban

Biegun is in Seoul to meet with his South Korean counterparts to coordinate discussions on both countries' negotiations with North Korea . The commentary p...


Trump’s Treasury lifts sanctions on Russian companies targeted over 2016 election inference

Previously, the deadline for both had been January 21. The U.S. Treasury said it would lift sanctions on the core empire of Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska...


Stowaways With Iron Bars Threaten Thames Estuary Cargo Ship’s Crew

Paul Kyprianou, a spokesman for Grimaldi Lines, the reported owner of the ship, told Sky News that four stowaways had been found on the vessel, which was coming...


Unclear how US would get money from border wall GoFundMe

But Trump, who has promised since 2015 to build a "wall", has in recent days taken to promoting the bollard-style fencing that has been erected in areas like Sa...


UK MPs to vote on Brexit deal in mid-Jan

And he said that he thought that would not be the responsible thing for the Government to do. But Andrea Leadsom, the Commons Leader, then sought to close the...


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