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by | December 29, 2018 | 11:59

Russia's new strategic weapon has rendered any missile defences useless at a small fraction of their cost, officials said. The Russian president had previously discussed the Avangard project in March, when he touted its abilities in the annual state of the nation speech to the Federal Assembly.

by | December 29, 2018 | 10:00

The suspect accused of killing Singh has been identified as 32-year-old Guastavo Perez Arriaga. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was in the country illegally , according to earlier statements by Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson .

by | December 28, 2018 | 15:28

The two Koreas on Wednesday launched a project to reconnect rail and road links severed since the 1950-53 Korean War, but actual construction can not start while sanctions remain in place against North Korea , officials said. The railway inspection had been delayed for months because of concerns about United Nations sanctions on the North. A Unification Ministry official here said that her attendance reflects that Korean Peninsula issues are not confined to Asia, as they require global ...

by | December 28, 2018 | 15:26

Experts on Saudi politics said the move reflected a perception that Jubeir, a veteran diplomat, was tainted by having served as Riyadh's chief global defender during the Khashoggi affair. Al-Assaf had been serving as a minister of state a year ago when he was reportedly detained at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh along with dozens of high-ranking officials and princes in an anti-corruption sweep led by the crown prince.

by | December 28, 2018 | 13:53

Speaking to troops at Al Asad Air Base, the President said that he had no plans to pull out troops from Iraq , which he said the USA could use as a staging ground in the heart of the Middle East from which to combat Iran, or re-enter Syria.

by | December 28, 2018 | 08:27

Wondering how this standoff might end? And although both the House the Senate were slated to come into session briefly Thursday afternoon, few senators or representatives were expected to be around for it. "The Democrats made a decision to go home", said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Secondly, the president has proven time and again that he is the president of rich white Republicans and as such, he doesn't care that his gun-to-temple style of governing is affecting people he ...

by | December 28, 2018 | 08:10

Some observers wondered whether aliens were invading and joked that the trend of gender reveal parties had finally gone too far. The source of the bluish light was apparently a transformer explosion, the NYPD said . But before you even start, it's not aliens. Police say the fire at the transformer in Queens is under control and no one was hurt . "My daughter saw these insane blue lights in sky over Queens from the train!" one user tweeted.

by | December 27, 2018 | 10:28

During the Iraq trip, Trump indicated that he would not rush to nominate a new secretary to replace Mattis, the first defense chief in decades to resign over policy differences with the president. Jim Mattis - who checks in with their mother nearly daily, Tom Mattis said - had no plans to return home from Christmas, according to the elder Mattis, hoping instead to visit troops in the Middle East.

by | December 27, 2018 | 08:44

Australia and New Zealand have been on the vanguard of attempts to stop Japan's so called " scientific whaling" and driven the IWC moratorium on commercial whaling established in 1982. "There are still whale meat restaurants and I think some people will keep eating a small quantity", said Yoichiro Sato, a professor at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University.

by | December 27, 2018 | 08:20

Meanwhile, the members of Christian community, all rich and poor gather at midnight before Christmas day to ring the Church bells to signify the time for worship and light up the Christmas tree with a cheerful mood. The Iraqi Cabinet approved an amendment to its national holidays law which creates a new official one "on the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ".

by | December 27, 2018 | 00:38

In September Syria accidentally downs a Russian transport aircraft with a crew of 15 onboard when its air defences go into action against an alleged Israeli missile strike. There was no confirmation from the Israeli military of an attack on Syria. Reuters cited Syrian state media as saying that Tuesday night's strikes were conducted from Lebanon and an arms depot being used by Hezbollah was hit along with three soldiers who sustained injuries.

by | December 27, 2018 | 00:31

They travelled there unannounced "late on Christmas night" to thank troops for "their service, their success and their sacrifice", it said . Last week, Trump announced his decision to withdraw USA troops from Syria and ordered the Pentagon to draw up plans to pull troops out of Afghanistan.

by | December 27, 2018 | 00:23

A week ago, he threatened to attack the Kurds in northern Syria , though US troops are embedded alongside them. Hammoud said there is "no alternative" to Turkish forces and their allies replacing U.S troops. If the regime were to come to northern Syria , he says, "On principle, we would not be against it". The presidential spokesperson also said a United States military delegation was expected to arrive in Turkey this week to discuss coordination for USA pullout from Syria , Xinhua news ...

by | December 25, 2018 | 12:48

Elections were not due until November, but there had always been speculation the coalition would not last that long, especially in recent weeks. Mr Lapid's party is second to Likud in opinion polls. Their decision comes as the attorney general is mulling whether to indict Netanyahu on three separate bribery charges. Netanyahu had hoped to enlist the support of parties outside the coalition to support the bill, but when it became clear that the government would not garner the ...

by | December 25, 2018 | 11:58

Indonesian rescuers battled heavy rains on Monday in a desperate search for survivors after a volcano-triggered tsunami killed at least 281 people, with experts warning the devastated region could be slammed by more tidal waves. According to 843 people were injured and another 28 are unaccounted for. However, Anak Krakatau remains much smaller than Krakatoa when it blew in 1883, killing more than 30,000 people.

by | December 25, 2018 | 11:56

The current force of 14,000 is expected to be cut in half, with those troops arriving home by the end of the spring, a second US official said. Only hours before reports of the plan, the head of the British armed forces had said he believed Donald Trump would not announce a major troop withdrawal, as he had from Syria earlier this week.

by | December 22, 2018 | 18:30

Ginsburg is being treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY. "It's not clear whether [the lung cancer ] is a primary cancer or one that has spread from another place". No other complications with Ginsburg have been detected. A little over a month after fracturing three ribs in a nasty fall, Ginsburg underwent surgery for lung cancer on Friday.

by | December 22, 2018 | 14:41

WASHINGTON-The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan , U.S. officials said Thursday, marking a sharp change in the Trump administration's policy aimed at forcing the Taliban to the peace table after more than 17 years of war.

by | December 22, 2018 | 13:56

President Donald Trump's team was on Capitol Hill late Friday trying to broker a compromise as he pushes for billions of dollars in border wall funding. A budget agreement seemed a done deal this week until Mr Trump dug in his heels after he was hit by a rare backlash from hardline conservatives outraged by the lack of wall funding.

by | December 22, 2018 | 07:47

The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will send migrants who cross the southern border back to Mexico while their cases are being heard so they can not "disappear" on U.S. At the port of entry in Tijuana, among other locations, migrants and refugees are managing an informal list of those wishing to cross into the U.S. to apply.