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Shutdown Means TSA Agents Could Work Busy Holidays With No Pay

The Santa Tracker run by the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, will remain online. Transportation Security Administration officers will staff ...


Government Shutdown Doesn't Deter Military Volunteers From Beloved Tradition of Tracking Santa

That's tracking Santa Claus when he enters Canadian Airspace on Christmas Eve. NORAD has carried out this Christmas duty for more than 60 years. Whether t...


Trump, Democrats spar over shutdown with no deal in sight

The Democratic declaration comes after Wall Street closed on Monday with heavy losses and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the main market benchmark, fell 2.91...


Weather: Overnight rain-snow mix could spell slick commute

As for Christmas Day in the Boston area? The company's chief meteorologist, Chris Scott, says while temperatures across the country will be normal for this ...


Trump ‘open’ to meeting Erdogan in Turkey next year

The Turkish presidency said in a statement that the two leaders had agreed to coordinate militarily and diplomatically to ensure the United States pullout from ...


FM Qureshi to embark on four-nation trip tomorrow

Talking to media in Multan on Sunday, he said that the foreign investment is crucial for the country as it would stabilize Pakistan's currency. Qureshi was in...


Politician, soldier and diplomat Paddy Ashdown dies at 77

A month ago he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Born in India in 1941, and known as "Paddy" after the accent he acquired from spending part of his childhood...


James Mattis signs order to withdraw USA troops from Syria

The decision was met by criticism from several members of Congress who sent a letter to Trump asking him to reverse his decision, saying "such action at this ti...


Mexican governor and husband killed in helicopter crash

Alonso assumed the governorship of the east-central Mexican state on December 14 after narrowly defeating her opponent. Her husband, Rafael Moreno Valle, gove...


Authorities close airport as Italy's Mount Etna erupts

The Mount Etna observatory said lava had spewed from a new fracture near its south-eastern crater. Its most recent eruptions occurred in the spring of 2017 ...


Auto bomb and gun attack 'underway in Kabul'

Within minutes of the powerful explosion three gunmen, armed with assault rifles and explosive devices, stormed the building. Afghan forces killed three of th...


United States backing for Guyana following incident with Venezuelan navy

But the finds have also resurfaced a simmering, century-old border controversy in which Venezuela claims two-thirds of its neighbor's territory. A day after...


Couple held and later cleared over Gatwick Airport drone disruption 'feel violated'

Around 1,000 flights affecting some 140,000 passengers were cancelled or diverted across three days after drones were spotted inside the perimeter of Gatwick. "...


US judge orders North Korea to pay $500M in student's death

Warmbier was 21 years old when he was arrested on January 2, 2016, after being accused of attempting to steal a propaganda poster from a hotel wall while in Pyo...


New Morocco arrests as bodies of slain hikers flown to Scandinavia

One of them was arrested in 2013 as part of a crackdown on individuals who wanted to join extremists overseas, he said, adding that this suspect had radicalized...


‘Game over’ Trump lashes out at Republican senator Corker after ‘juvenile’ jibe

President Trump tweeted that Corker did not seek a third term because Trump refused to endorse him during the 2018 midterms, causing his polling numbers to ta...


UAE says missing Princess Latifa is at home with family in Dubai

The foreign ministry said the statement was initially delivered on Friday to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. After she allegedly went m...


Indonesia tsunami: Wave crashes into pop concert by local band Seventeen

Anak Krakatau, which was caused by an natural disaster centered on the volcano Saturday night. Sixty-four hectares of the southwest side of the volcano collapse...


George HW Bush's sponsorship of Filipino child detailed in letters

Bush never fully revealed who he was to Timothy based on the the advice of his security, who said the boy could be put at risk if word got out that he was in t...


How did a volcano possibly trigger Indonesia’s deadly tsunami?

Dozens of people sat at tables while others swayed to the music near the stage as strobe lights flashed and theatrical smoke was released. Bassist M. At the p...


UN team arrives in Yemen to monitor Hodeida truce

Cammaert and his team are due to travel later to Sanaa , and then proceed by road to Hodeida , where both sides have accused the other of breaching the truce....


Sydney Olympic Park: Residents evacuated from 'cracking' tower, with trains cancelled

Another resident told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation there were cracks on the building's 12th and 13th floors. "I'm concerned, of course", he said. E...


Five killed, four injured in Mogadishu's auto bomb attack

There were further casualties in the second blast. A victim is carried into an ambulance at the scene of twin explosions Saturday in Mogadishu. Those killed...


Pakistan court to give verdict on ex-PM Nawaz Sharif

Sharif arrived in Islamabad from Lahore on Sunday and met his younger brother and Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif at the Minister...


Top Envoy For The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Is Resigning

It should be noted that Trump probably won the Presidential election in 2016 because he claimed to want to pull the USA out of military engagements in the Middl...


USA shutdown could stretch into January, Trump aide warns

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been especially adament about rejecting any border wall funding. No Republican leaders or any Democrats, all needed for...


Macron says ‘an ally must be reliable after US Syria pullout announcement

Trump described their talk as long and productive. He had asked for an immediate withdrawal, but experts convinced him that they needed time to work out a tim...


Trump Forces Mattis Out Two Months Ahead Of Schedule

Shortly after, Lieu described Trump's move to push Mattis out as "PETTY". Trump is appointing Mattis' deputy, Patrick M. Shanahan, as acting defense secre...


Departments affected by partial U.S. government shutdown

The government eventually paid both groups the money owed them, regardless of whether they worked, after Democrats and Republicans reached an agreement on Octob...


Legislative Lowlights: 'Tis the Season for 'Heartbeat' Bans

The Republican governor, who vetoed similar legislation in 2016, said he rejected the bill based on the unlikelihood of it succeeding in a court challenge. Ohio...


Top US envoy quits over Trump’s Syria pullout

Trump said he and Erdogan also discussed "heavily expanded" trade between the U.S. and Turkey , after the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies' rela...


Driver miraculously walks away unscathed after wild flying vehicle crash (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The video is all the more incredible as the driver survived without any serious injury. The unnamed driver is said to have had a "micro-sleep" as he drove his...


Will this Christmas Day be the WARMEST EVER? Latest odds

Rainfall totals are expected to range from 1 to 3 inches through Wednesday. "As we head into Christmas Eve there may well be a widespread frost at first". Sno...


United States shutdown could stretch into January, Trump aide warns

Mulvaney didn't mention the new amount requested and said that the Democrats are "moving in the wrong direction" after they had offered $1.6 billion in fund...


US Weighs Sizable Drawdown in Afghanistan, Officials Say

A spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani said such a withdrawal would have little impact on the fighting capacity of the Afghan National Security Forces. "Earli...


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