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European Union foreign ministers hope British parliament approves Brexit deal European Union foreign ministers hope British parliament approves Brexit deal
- December 12, 2018

One minister told the Sunday Times that he would quit if the vote went ahead, and the newspaper added that at least two Brexit-backing ministers and two members of the whips office were also on the verge of resigning. The current deal "is the most that we could offer". May said she would do all she could to secure further assurances from the European Union on the so-called backstop arrangement, a crucial part of the deal bitterly opposed by many of her fellow conservatives and opposition ... (more...)
May pulls vote on her divorce deal, thrusting Brexit into the unknown May pulls vote on her divorce deal, thrusting Brexit into the unknown
- December 12, 2018

That would create huge uncertainties in a country and region that are home to numerous world's biggest multinationals. On Sunday evening, Mrs May spoke on the phone to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, whose support could be vital if she were to negotiate further with the EU. (more...)
Yemen mass prisoner swap underway, United Nations envoy says Yemen mass prisoner swap underway, United Nations envoy says
- December 12, 2018

The United Nations , which sponsors the dialogue between the two parties and is afraid of a new failure, described what is happening in Sweden as "consultations" rather than "negotiations" because no one can guarantee that the Houthis will actually get aboard the faltering peace train, and that they will not be going to Sweden just to throw dust in the eyes. (more...)
It's On: Theresa May Is Facing A No-Confidence Vote It's On: Theresa May Is Facing A No-Confidence Vote
- December 12, 2018

She said she will return to Parliament with a new deal before January 21, but it's not clear what changes she can make in that time frame or if the United Kingdom will have an agreement by the time it formally leaves the European Union on March 29. (more...)
Three dead, many injured in shooting near Christmas market in Strasbourg, France Three dead, many injured in shooting near Christmas market in Strasbourg, France
- December 12, 2018

Earlier, Mayor Roland Ries said four people had been killed, but that was later revised down to three and has again been reduced to two. Two or four of the injured were in critical condition. Vincent Kessler / Reuters Police seen securing a street in central Strasbourg on Tuesday evening following reports of gunshots. Castaner was on his way to Strasbourg , which lies on the border with Germany. (more...)
U.S. returns war trophy bells to Philippines U.S. returns war trophy bells to Philippines
- December 12, 2018

Maybe because we human beings live by symbols such as our national flag and in this instance, these bells. American occupation troops took the bells in 1901 from a Catholic church following an attack by machete-wielding Filipino villagers, who killed 48 U.S. (more...)
Gulf Cooperation States Want Council to Remain Unaffected by Qatar Row - Riyadh Gulf Cooperation States Want Council to Remain Unaffected by Qatar Row - Riyadh
- December 12, 2018

The Saudi king has invited Qatar's emir to the summit, but Doha has not said what level of representation it would send. Saudi Arabia's King Salman opened the gathering, urging fellow member states Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain , the UAE and Qatar to maintain a united front against Iran and terrorism. (more...)
Former British Prime Minister John Major demands immediate halt to Brexit Former British Prime Minister John Major demands immediate halt to Brexit
- December 11, 2018

The pound slumped to a 20-month low as Mrs May revealed preparations for the chaotic Brexit that markets fear were being stepped up. Mrs May said on Monday that her crucial Brexit vote, which was originally scheduled for today, will be postponed. (more...)
Marines Declared Dead After Service Calls Off Search for KC-130J Crew Marines Declared Dead After Service Calls Off Search for KC-130J Crew
- December 11, 2018

A massive search and rescue operation was mounted after the 6 December incident, involving a F/A-18 fighter and a KC-130 refuelling tanker carrying seven crew in total. "Thus far, both U.S. and Japanese air and maritime assets have been involved in the effort to find these five courageous Marines", U.S. Forces Japan head Lt. (more...)
Breana Rouhselang: Full Story & Must-See Details Breana Rouhselang: Full Story & Must-See Details
- December 11, 2018

Police arrested Trejo early Sunday morning after cops found Rouhselang's body covered in a trash bag in a dumpster behind a restaurant near her home. "I took her life", and admitted to stabbing her in the chest with a knife. Police told reporters that Rouhselang, a junior at Mishawaka High School, was a softball player and a football team manager in addition to being a cheerleader. (more...)
Remembering Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Russian Human Rights Activist Remembering Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Russian Human Rights Activist
- December 11, 2018

Medvedev emphasized that Alexeyeva "achieved great results, including in the Russian Presidential Council for Human Rights, where she had worked for many years". In a career emblematic of the country's turbulent history, she defended human rights in the Soviet Union from the 1950s, and continued to do so in Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation. (more...)
Labour MP thrown out of parliament after grabbing ceremonial mace Labour MP thrown out of parliament after grabbing ceremonial mace
- December 11, 2018

I must order (Mr Russell-Moyle) to withdraw immediately from the House for the remainder of this day's sitting. "Thankfully they haven't locked me in the Tower of London but if they had I'd expect May to be in the cell next to me for her treatment of Parliament today", said Russell-Moyle. (more...)
France tells US President Trump to stop interfering in its politics France tells US President Trump to stop interfering in its politics
- December 11, 2018

The yellow vest movement - named after the fluorescent outerwear French drivers must keep in their vehicles - started as a protest against higher taxes for diesel and gas, but quickly expanded to encompass wide frustration at stagnant incomes, the rising cost of living and other grievances. (more...)
It's Meghan vs Trump for TIME's Person of the Year It's Meghan vs Trump for TIME's Person of the Year
- December 11, 2018

The honour is bestowed to a person who has made the most impact on news, culture and/or politics around the world during the last calendar year. South Korea's Moon Jae-In hosted the Winter Olympics, attended three summits with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, and brokered a meeting between Trump and Kim. (more...)
Video shows NYPD officers trying to take toddler from mother's arms Video shows NYPD officers trying to take toddler from mother's arms
- December 11, 2018

But she refused, so police were called, CBS2's Duddridge reported. When she didn't they attempted to arrest her. As of Monday morning, she was still in jail because there was a warrant for her arrest in New Jersey, prosecutors said. "The immediate rush to condemn these officers leaves their fellow cops wondering: when confronted with a similar impossible scenario, what do you want us to do?" She has been charged with resisting arrest, obstruction, trespass, and, most disturbingly, harming ... (more...)
Huawei CFO Bail Hearing Ends Second Day With No Decision Huawei CFO Bail Hearing Ends Second Day With No Decision
- December 11, 2018

In this undated photo released by Huawei, Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is seen in a portrait photo. Hong Kong immigration officials would not comment on Ms Meng's case but stated no passport holder would be "in possession of more than one" at a time . (more...)
Theresa May to Parliament: Back me or risk Brexit Theresa May to Parliament: Back me or risk Brexit
- December 11, 2018

The news sent the pound plunging. Carolyn Fairbairn, head of the Confederation of British Industry, said the delay was "yet another blow for companies desperate for clarity". But it throws Britain's Brexit plans into disarray, with the country's departure from the European Union just over three months away on March 29. But Brexiteers are demanding she entirely overhaul this contentious element of the proposal before trying again to put the deal to a vote in the House of Commons. (more...)
Armenia: Acting PM's bloc wins parliamentary elections Armenia: Acting PM's bloc wins parliamentary elections
- December 11, 2018

In distant second place was the Prosperous Armenia party with less than nine percent. The Republican Party had seats in all successive parliaments from 1995 until now. Previous elections have been marred by accusations of fraud but Pashinyan had last week promised "the best elections Armenia has ever seen". The general absence of electoral malfeasance, including of vote buying and pressure on voters, allowed for genuine competition, the observers said. (more...)
Almost 1,400 arrests in French 'yellow vest' protests as government offers dialogue Almost 1,400 arrests in French 'yellow vest' protests as government offers dialogue
- December 11, 2018

People light flares as they take part in the demonstration of the yellow vests near Champs-Elysees avenue. And that proposed gas tax was indeed what first prompted the "yellow vest" demonstrations across France , starting on November 17. (more...)
Conciliatory Macron alters policies in wake of yellow vest protests Conciliatory Macron alters policies in wake of yellow vest protests
- December 11, 2018

A planned tax increase for low-income pensioners would be cancelled, overtime pay would no longer be taxed, and employers would be encouraged to pay a tax-free end of year bonus to employees, he added. The central bank on Monday halved its fourth-quarter growth forecast to just 0.2 percent from 0.4 percent - far below the 0.8 percent growth needed to meet the government's full-year target of 1.7 percent. (more...)
Father of Slain North Carolina Teen Denied Funeral Visa Father of Slain North Carolina Teen Denied Funeral Visa
- December 11, 2018

Aguilar said he's not sure what he will do Saturday at the time of the funeral. McLellan will have his first court appearance at the Robeson County Courthouse Monday at 9 a.m. "I only wanted a day or two to bury my daughter". He said they spoke on the phone and her mother talked to him about their daughter and sent photos. "Maybe I'll get lost somewhere", he said. (more...)
Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram
- December 11, 2018

Of the seven seats in Satna district, the BJP won only three seats in 2013, while the Congress and BSP won two and one seats respectively. Much is at stake for the BJP in these results that are seen as the semi-finals to next year's general elections in April or May. (more...)
Accused Russian spy Maria Butina poised to plead guilty to some charges Accused Russian spy Maria Butina poised to plead guilty to some charges
- December 11, 2018

ABC News obtained a copy of the plea agreement and published excerpts of it Monday. The parties said they were ready to conduct the hearing either on December 11 between 9 and 11 a.m., or anytime on Wednesday, or at any hour on Thursday except between 1:30 and 3:00 p.m., the document said. (more...)
YFD: Working smoke detectors in house that killed 5 children YFD: Working smoke detectors in house that killed 5 children
- December 11, 2018

Authorities report that five children died in the fire. Besides the twins, the children were ages 9, 3 and 2, Wright said. The local fire department arrived at the scene in Youngstown, about 75 miles southeast of Cleveland, shortly before midnight and found flames had engulfed the front of the house, according to NBC-affiliate WFMJ TV. (more...)
$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute $5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute
- December 11, 2018

President Donald Trump is attempting to even the global trading field , which has led to tariffs being placed on steel and aluminum imports from certain countries, along with several products made in China . "Not to sound naive or anything", he added, "but I believe President Xi meant every word of what he said at our long and hopefully historic meeting". (more...)
Democrats say Trump may face impeachment Democrats say Trump may face impeachment
- December 11, 2018

Trump, who fired Comey in May 2017, has denied wrongdoing and has compared the investigations to a "witch hunt". Comey isn't technically wrong: the split within the Democratic party at the moment is over whether the party should nominate someone with an actual chance of beating Trump - at the moment, the best bet for that seems to be former Vice President Joe Biden, but even he appears to be a long-shot - or whether the party should nominate someone who represents the party's more "modern ... (more...)
Fields shows no emotion after guilty verdict Fields shows no emotion after guilty verdict
- December 11, 2018

The 12 members of the mostly white jury - seven women and five men - are set to return to court on Monday for the start of the sentencing phase of the trial. The far-right rally in August 2017 had been organized in part to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee . Hundreds of Ku Klux Klan members, neo-Nazis and other white nationalists had streamed into the college town of Charlottesville for one of the largest gatherings of white supremacists in a decade. (more...)
Candidate would back new election if fraud shown Candidate would back new election if fraud shown
- December 11, 2018

On Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned that the House could refuse to seat Harris if his victory is approved by the state Board. The state board declined to certify Harris' race - where he has an unofficial lead of 905 votes over Democrat Dan McCready - last Friday, and will hold a hearing by December 21 on its investigation. (more...)
John Kelly Was President Trump's Top Authoritarian Fearmonger. Good Riddance. - Hit & Run John Kelly Was President Trump's Top Authoritarian Fearmonger. Good Riddance. - Hit & Run
- December 11, 2018

With "front-runners" backing out of the race and rumors of chaos ahead, it isn't clear who will take the job. Mr. Meadows is said to be on the president's short list of candidates. He has a list of five candidates at the moment, according to a senior white House official. Some have even pointed to Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was a one time USA attorney who may be useful if Trump finds himself in an impeachment fight. (more...)
United Kingdom court orders extradition of businessman Vijay Mallya to India United Kingdom court orders extradition of businessman Vijay Mallya to India
- December 11, 2018

He left India in 2016 and is on a self-imposed exile in London . Mallya, nicknamed "the King of Good Times ", was arrested by British police in April 2017. Sarosh Zaiwalla , founder of law firm Zaiwalla & Co. said: "Mallya is not likely to be extradited to India for months". The loans from the IDBI bank were meant to bail out his failed carrier Kingfisher Airlines. (more...)

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