by | December 23, 2018 | 01:17

The two Scandinavian women - who were studying to be outdoor guides - were last seen with three men in Marrakesh before they were to go hiking in the Atlas Mountains. The women's bodies were found by a pair of French women hiking nearby. In neighboring Norway , Prime Minister Erna Solberg said terrorism "is not the only lead that is being investigated in Morocco", but the case "emphasizes the importance of combating violent extremism".

by | December 22, 2018 | 03:20

Jim Mattis as defense secretary, and John Kelly , another retired four-star Marine general, heading the Department of Homeland Security. Trump said on Twitter that Mattis will retire with distinction when he leaves at the end of February.

by | December 22, 2018 | 03:43

The same month, the Justice Department arrested an alleged spy for China's Ministry of State Security on charges of economic espionage and attempting to steal U.S. The hollowing out of Chinese technology companies gathers pace. Prosecutors say they also obtained the names, social security numbers and other personal information of more than 100,000 Navy personnel.

by | December 22, 2018 | 03:30

There are 14,000 USA troops in Afghanistan , thousands of whom will be withdrawn, officials told AFP and Reuters news agencies. "Multiple administration sources tell CNN they are concerned and convinced that the president may make a similar announcement about United States troop withdrawal from Afghanistan , and soon".

by | December 22, 2018 | 01:07

Friday's voting dragged on as senators rushed back to town. "We've got to stay here and get this job done and get border security passed ", Walker said. Many agencies, including the Pentagon and the departments of Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services, are covered for the year and would continue to operate as usual.

by | December 21, 2018 | 02:26

The United States is considering reviewing a travel ban put in place barring most American citizens from traveling to North Korea, the State Department's top North Korea negotiator said Wednesday. An infographic produced by online statistics firm Statista indicated the most significant known elements of North Korea's nuclear infrastructure, including uranium enrichment facilities, research centers and high explosive test sites.

by | December 21, 2018 | 03:07

He added that the government is taking the most recent case seriously and that it's looking into details that don't "seem to fit the pattern of the previous two". It has demanded her release and warned of serious consequences for Canada. China detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and China-based business consultant Michael Spavor on December 10.

by | December 21, 2018 | 02:49

Trump appeared earlier in the week to shelve his shutdown threats after promising a fight over the wall, a project central to his presidential campaign. The problem, critics say, is that if a border wall deal isn't struck now, it may have no chance of passing in the next Congress , when Democrats control the House.

by | December 20, 2018 | 01:23

She knows that perfectly well, which is why it's cynical. Mr Corbyn talks about what he's against, she told MPs, but he never says what he's for. He's going to put a confidence vote - oh yes he is! Mr Corbyn had already left the Commons chamber by the time the points of order were raised and his spokesman later said he had not said anything that required an apology.

by | December 20, 2018 | 01:25

He says he is willing to cooperate more, which could lead SDNY prosecutors into the finances of the Trump Organization, legal experts say. Cohen once said he would "take a bullet" for Trump, who called him a "Rat" in a tweet on Sunday. "Remember, Michael Cohen only became a "Rat" after the Federal Bureau of Investigation did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt was illegally started".

by | December 20, 2018 | 01:55

On The Tonight Show Tuesday, she became slightly more blunt. The former first lady admitted that she left out plenty of good stories from the memoir , largely to speed up husband Barack Obama's reading time. Obama went on to say that Sasha and Malia's friends slept over in the White House the night before, so she spent the morning trying to get everyone out.

by | December 20, 2018 | 00:43

But, he added, he still believed the legislation is "deeply unwise" and would result in the "early release from prison thousands of serious, repeat and potentially violent felons over the next few months". The credits are deducted from a sentence to allow for early release. "Congratulations to the Senate on the bi-partisan passing of a historic Criminal Justice Reform Bill", he tweeted .

by | December 20, 2018 | 02:20

In addition to shuttering the charity, her office has pursued a lawsuit that could bar the president and his three oldest children from the boards of other NY charities, as well as force the payment of millions in restitution and penalties.

by | December 20, 2018 | 01:25

The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, indicated that Trump did not want to shut down the government and said the administration was looking at ways to find the money elsewhere. He insisted that "one way or the other, we will win on the Wall! ". They had proposed keeping funding at current levels of US$1.3 billion (NZ$1.9 billion) for border security fencing and other improvements but not for the wall .

by | December 20, 2018 | 01:50

Hikmat Habib, a Syrian Kurdish, said he has not yet seen any evidence of a withdrawal, but added that the move is "part of the disagreement between influential states in Syria: American-Turkish disagreements, American-Russian disagreements".

by | December 19, 2018 | 03:18

Erdogan said US President Donald Trump had given a positive response to Ankara's plans for the operation in the area and that Turkey would do "what is necessary" regarding what he described as terror corridors east of the Euphrates. The success of Turkey's possible military operation on the eastern shore of the Euphrates river in Syria will depend on coordination with the U.S., which can change position at any time, Ozturk Yilmaz, the deputy chairman of the Turkish opposition party said.

by | December 19, 2018 | 01:52

Local residents said the fighting continues while the sound of explosions can be heard in the city's southern and eastern neighbourhoods. He said seven rebels were captured during an attack on Al-Durayhimi, about 20 kilometres south of Hodeida city.

by | December 18, 2018 | 02:12

As Washington barreled towards a shuttering of key federal agencies in just four days, the White House appeared dug in on Trump's call for Congress to budget $5 billion in 2019 to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border that he insists will check illegal immigration .

by | December 18, 2018 | 02:25

He renewed his public campaign for a second referendum on Friday with a new speech warning Mrs May's deal was in "crisis" and a vote was the only answer. "It is perfectly clear neither the British people nor their Parliament will unite behind the Prime Minister's deal ". The leading Brexit supporter added that "if there is a referendum.

by | December 18, 2018 | 00:37

Bernhardt was confirmed by the Senate in July 2017. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer applauded Mr Zinke's departure in a tweet . Donald Trump announced the departure of another member of his Cabinet, Ryan Zinke, the latest in a series of high profile departures from his administration.

by | December 18, 2018 | 00:24

Parties to the 195-nation talks could not even agree to "welcome" the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on 1.5 deg C, as urged by at-risk nations. Johan Rockstrom, a scientist who helps to lead the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, called the agreement "a relief". But this would require a drastic overhaul of the global economy, including ending the use of nearly all fossil fuels.

by | December 18, 2018 | 00:45

The Taliban on Monday said that they were holding "another" meeting with the US officials in the UAE, which also include representatives of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the UAE. China and Pakistan supported Afghanistan to make itself a regional pivot by giving a full play of its geographical advantages and to benefit from regional cooperative projects including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor , he noted.

by | December 18, 2018 | 01:26

President Trump on Sunday blasted his lawyer-turned-federal cooperator Michael Cohen as a "Rat" - and wondered why the FBI didn't "break into" DNC headquarters the same way they raided Cohen's office. Mueller". "He praises people who have lied and refused to cooperate, the opposite of what a president should do", Davis added. Trump calling his former attorney a "rat" comes after Cohen went on ABC and said he was done lying and being loyal to the president.

by | December 18, 2018 | 01:22

No deal, the prime minister said, would "risk the jobs, services and security of the people we serve" at the price of "turning our backs on an agreement with our neighbours that honours the referendum and provides for a smooth and orderly exit".

by | December 17, 2018 | 15:12

U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday sided with a coalition of 20 states that argued requiring people to pay for insurance coverage is illegal because a change in tax law past year eliminated a penalty for not having health insurance .

by | December 17, 2018 | 14:38

The United National Front (UNF) is now expected to form a government on its own without going in for a coalition such as a unity or a national government, the sources said. 16, 2018. In early November, Sirisena had signed an official gazette notification dissolving the 225-member Parliament. It is expected a new Cabinet will be formed by Monday and a vote on account will be passed to provide for the required provisions until a budget for 2019 is formulated, Sri Lankan media reported.

by | December 16, 2018 | 02:14

Jean-Claude Juncker said he was talking about the debate, not her. Juncker, captured by cameras earlier on Friday during an apparently heated exchange with May, said: "We have to bring down the temperature" around Brexit talks. On Friday, the EU's leaders avoided questions from reporters about the possibility of answering May's calls for a legal instrument to convince her MPs back home of both sides' intentions on the backstop.

by | December 16, 2018 | 01:48

Israel and Bahrain do not have diplomatic relations, but are said to have solid clandestine ties. In a speech, he said: "The Australian authorities has decided that Australia now recognizes west Jerusalem , because the seat of the Knesset and most of the institutions of presidency, is the capital of Israel".

by | December 16, 2018 | 01:48

Meadows was believed to be one of the top candidates for the position after John Kelly announced on December 9 he "will be leaving " at the end of the year. The news is sure to set off warnings of nepotism, however, especially considering that Mr Kushner had no prior experience in government before Mr Trump's election.

by | December 16, 2018 | 01:40

CBP said that the girl " reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days ". "They were in such a large crowd that it took our Border Patrol folks a couple of times to get them all". Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler of NY said on Twitter that "we will be demanding immediate answers to this tragedy " when Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen appears next week before the House's judiciary committee.

by | December 15, 2018 | 01:49

The prime minister admitted she had a "robust" discussion with Jean-Claude Juncker, captured by the cameras as leaders sat down for private talks. Now the prime minister has responded by heeding calls from supporters to take inspiration from her Conservative predecessor, Margaret Thatcher, and stage her own "handbag moment" at the summit.

by | December 15, 2018 | 00:40

As described in the Addendum, shortly after the SCO reached out to the defendant to seek his cooperation, the defendant accepted responsibility for his unlawful conduct and began cooperating with the government. "I assume he would know what he's doing", Trump said. It is true that U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan has asked for documents related to quotations included in a sentencing memo from Flynn's defense team.

by | December 15, 2018 | 02:02

The investigation opened by the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office is examining whether some of the committee's donors gave money in exchange for policy concessions, influencing administration positions or access to the incoming administration, the Journal said.

by | December 15, 2018 | 01:10

In the latter city, computers in a private home and at Tri-City Medical Center received the threatening emails , Oceanside police Lt. Kedrick Sadler said . Across the US, some schools were closed early and others were evacuated because of the threats. Authorities in MA are tracking multiple emailed bomb threats that the Federal Bureau of Investigation says were also sent throughout the country Thursday afternoon.

by | December 14, 2018 | 01:16

The discussions reportedly touched on China's purchases of agricultural goods and changes to China's economic policies, including its Made in China 2025 plan, which seeks to promote the growth of tech industries such as robotics, according to The Wall Street Journal .