• Russian Federation detains American in Moscow over alleged spying
Russian Federation detains American in Moscow over alleged spying

State Department. The FSB said the man was caught "during an espionage operation" without giving further details. In addition to a response to Butina's arrest, Rohde pointed out that Russian President Vladimir Putin was sending a clear message to President Donald Trump for the New Year.

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  • Flights suspended at Hanover airport after auto breaches runway
Flights suspended at Hanover airport after auto breaches runway

The man, whose auto was registered in Poland, was quickly arrested and is being questioned. Bomb disposal experts examined the vehicle but found no risky objects. Police charged that the suspect had tested positive for cocaine and amphetamines, according to local media reports. Take-offs and landings of planes resumed shortly after 8pm, local...

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  • High rise collapse kills 2 in Russian Federation
High rise collapse kills 2 in Russian Federation

Citing the emergencies ministry, RIA news agency said 110 people lived in the building, and 48 apartments had been damaged. President Vladimir Putin rushed to the Urals city of Magnitogorsk , where the blast left hundreds of residents homeless in freezing temperatures on New Year's Eve - the biggest holiday of the year in Russian Federation....

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  • Man Suspected of Killing Newman Police Officer Arrested
Man Suspected of Killing Newman Police Officer Arrested

Investigators said on Friday that Arriaga was arrested at a home in Bakersfield during the execution of a search warrant. Arriaga will be charged with homicide. The sheriff says Perez Arriaga was a native of Mexico and had been in the US illegally for several years. During Thursday's press conference , Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson te...

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  • Koreas' Plan to Reconnect Road, Rail Links Held Up by Sanctions
Koreas' Plan to Reconnect Road, Rail Links Held Up by Sanctions

North Korea's Vice Railway Minister Kim Yun Hyok said the people of the two Koreas needed to "join forces" and work together, stressing the term "uriminzokkiri", or "between our people". Last week, North Korean state media said removal of the U.S.'s nuclear weapons from the region was a condition of its own disarmament, raising the stakes for Pre...

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  • Second child dies at Mexico-US border
Second child dies at Mexico-US border

Felipe was taken with his father to the Alamogordo hospital, where he was diagnosed with a common cold , according to the timeline. The agency also wouldn't say why Felipe and his father were detained for nearly a week, an unusually long time, or why they were placed back in detention - at a Border Patrol highway checkpoint - after being release...

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  • Mexico’s President Responds With Amity to Trump’s Hostile Tweets
Mexico’s President Responds With Amity to Trump’s Hostile Tweets

President Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other as the disruption in federal services and public employees' pay slogs into another weekend. Marco Rubio (R) offered a lukewarm critique of the White House's handling of the no-end-in-sight shutdown that's laste...

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  • Three Vietnamese tourists, guide killed by Egypt roadside bomb
Three Vietnamese tourists, guide killed by Egypt roadside bomb

Four people were killed and eleven others were injured in the incident, which is the first affecting foreign tourists in Egypt in more than a year. It said authorities acted after receiving information the suspects were preparing a spate of attacks against state and tourist institutions and churches.

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  • Russia's hypersonic missile system: should we be anxious?
Russia's hypersonic missile system: should we be anxious?

It is extremely hard to predict the glider's trajectory, which essentially leaves any missile defense system off-guard. The test comes amid bitter tensions in Russia-US relations, which have sunk to their lowest level since Cold War times over the conflict in Ukraine, the war in Syria and the allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presi...

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  • Transformer Explosion Shuts Down LaGuardia Airport
Transformer Explosion Shuts Down LaGuardia Airport

In the earliest moments, hundreds of Twitter users from across the city posted videos of the eerie lights, causing many on social media to fear an alien invasion . The fire is now under control, police said. LaGuardia Airport had to run on backup generators, causing a ground stop and delaying flights from taking off for at least an hour, but was...

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  • King Salman orders major government reshuffle
King Salman orders major government reshuffle

The appointments are a sign that the crown prince is consolidating his power "as he appoints key allies", according to Ali Shihabi, head of the Arabia Foundation, a pro-Saudi think tank in Washington. Thursday's decree also called for the establishment of the oil-rich kingdom's first government agency devoted to space exploration, to be headed up b...

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  • MAGA hat, campaign rhetoric cast cloud over Trump Iraq visit
MAGA hat, campaign rhetoric cast cloud over Trump Iraq visit

President Donald Trump greets members of the USA military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on December 26, 2018 . And we got you a big one. It's been more than 10 years. "You can't have any more time ". "We're no longer the suckers, folks", Trump said at al-Asad Air Base, about 100 miles or 60 kilometers west of Baghd...

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  • Shutdown solution seems unlikely before Dems take House
Shutdown solution seems unlikely before Dems take House

But on Thursday afternoon, Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the House majority whip, advised members that no votes were expected in the House this week. Lawmakers are away from Washington for the holidays and have been told they will get 24 hours' notice before having to return for a vote.

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  • Trump declares end to US 'policeman' role in surprise Iraq visit
Trump declares end to US 'policeman' role in surprise Iraq visit

The Syria withdrawal, which Trump announced in a tweet with little or no advance notice or consultation with the Cabinet, led to the abrupt resignation of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. One of those critics was Mattis, who said in a candid resignation letter last week that his views did not align with the president's, particularly in regard to th...

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  • Here’s how people are celebrating the holiday
Here’s how people are celebrating the holiday

The life of Jesus Christ is a source of inspiration to all of us to lead our lives with virtue and faith. Iraq is home to many different eastern rite churches, both Catholic and Orthodox, traditionally a sign of the country's ethnic and religious diversity.

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  • Thousands Evacuated on Christmas Eve After 'Cracking' Sounds Heard in New High-Rise
Thousands Evacuated on Christmas Eve After 'Cracking' Sounds Heard in New High-Rise

The doors of the building were jammed and the police had to break through to help residents out. An email to residents of a nearby apartment block said the evacuation had been ordered because "there is a potential for the tower to collapse", according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

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  • Trump takes parting shot at Mattis and his view of U.S. allies
Trump takes parting shot at Mattis and his view of U.S. allies

Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said in a statement. Trump said they discussed IS, "our mutual involvement in Syria , & the slow & highly coordinated pullout of US troops from the area". The proud son has been quoted as saying, "growing up, my understanding of the war came from my dad, his friends and the few stories they would share".

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  • Macron calls for order, calm in country amid ‘Yellow Vests’ protests
Macron calls for order, calm in country amid ‘Yellow Vests’ protests

Many protesters have denounced what they describe as disproportionate actions by police against the protesters, including multiple beatings also captured on video. "We haven't brought him any presents because he hasn't given us any", said one protester. The "Yellow Vest" protests have support of 41% of the French, unchanged in a week, an Elabe po...

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  • Meghan Markle's sister again weighs in on ongoing row with father
Meghan Markle's sister again weighs in on ongoing row with father

Honestly, we can see why the Suits alum is pretending like her family doesn't even exist. "I think Meg would harbour a lot of regret if this were his last Christmas alive and she didn't reach out and make things right". This is not the first time Markle will spend Christmas with the Queen and the royal family . Princess Diana apparent...

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  • Sick, hungry Indonesia tsunami survivors cram shelters
Sick, hungry Indonesia tsunami survivors cram shelters

The powerful tsunami struck without any warning on Saturday night, sweeping over popular beaches of southern Sumatra and the western tip of Java and inundating tourist hotels and coastal settlements. The fact that the tsunami was triggered by a volcano rather than an natural disaster meant no tsunami warning was triggered, scientists said. Nine h...

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  • Israeli government calls early elections for April
Israeli government calls early elections for April

Netanyahu, speaking to journalists, laid out what he sees as his achievements and said he hoped for a similar coalition to the current one, seen as the most right-wing in Israel's history. Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing in the cases and has given no indication he will step down if charged. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has like...

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  • Withdrawal of United States troops to help boost Afghan peace process: FM Qureshi
Withdrawal of United States troops to help boost Afghan peace process: FM Qureshi

The departure of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis , who announced his resignation on Thursday over policy differences with Trump, could also affect coordination with allies. Meanwhile, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance stressed its continued commitment to its support mission in Afghanistan on Friday as Washington prepared to withdraw t...

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  • United States one of the deadliest countries for journalists
United States one of the deadliest countries for journalists

In addition, the committee said the imprisonment of journalists has been on the rise. That information comes from a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists . FILE - In this November 16, 2018 file photo, members of Arab-Turkish Media Association and friends of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi hold posters showing images of...

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  • US’ cyber hacking claims fabricated, says Beijing as Chinese duo face charges
US’ cyber hacking claims fabricated, says Beijing as Chinese duo face charges

The Chinese nationals charged have been identified as Zhu Hua and Zhang Jianguo. The Justice Department said the two alleged hackers, Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong, worked for the APT10 group, which Washington , London and other allies say is backed by China's Ministry of State Security.

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  • Michael Flynn could leave sentencing hearing with no jail time
Michael Flynn could leave sentencing hearing with no jail time

He also said he does not believe Flynn will face a jail term when he is sentenced Tuesday. Sullivan also noted that Flynn had operated as an undeclared lobbyist for Turkey even as he worked on Trump's campaign team and prepared to be his White House national security adviser.

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