by | January 01, 2019 | 01:56

No details of the detention or Whelan's alleged espionage activities have yet been disclosed. "The Russian Federal Security Service investigation department opened a criminal case against a United States citizen under article 276 of the Russian Criminal Code (espionage)".

by | January 01, 2019 | 02:54

A large section of the building collapsed after the explosion around 6:00 am local time (1100 GMT) at the high-rise in the industrial city of Magnitogorsk, almost 1,700 kilometres (1,050 miles) east of Moscow in the Ural mountains. A search and rescue effort is underway involving 469 emergency workers. The Soviet-era high-rise was built in 1973 and was home to around 1,100 people.

by | January 01, 2019 | 02:34

It was not immediately clear how the lion escaped or whether it got out of the enclosure that was being cleaned. According to the center, the incident happened as an animal keeper was cleaning the lion's enclosure. In a statement obtained by CNN affiliate WXIN in Indianapolis, Black's family said she died "following her passion ". Alex had undertaken multiple internships, the most recent of which was at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, Indiana.

by | December 31, 2018 | 02:42

On Thursday, Boko Haram fighters launched a massive attack on Baga, another town in Borno State and the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force, comprising troops from Nigeria , Benin, Cameroon , Niger and Chad . Hundreds of people have fled the fishing town of Baga after the militants overran it on Wednesday night, the residents said. Goniri, which is about 80 kilometers away from Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, was once under the occupation of the Boko Haram insurgents.

by | December 31, 2018 | 02:00

Trump's tweets come as Congress has effectively given up on breaking the impasse over the President's demands for border-wall funding, all but ensuring that the partial government shutdown will stretch into at least the start of the new year.

by | December 31, 2018 | 02:25

Xinhua quoted Xi as saying China and the United States are working to implement the terms of that truce. Just days after the trade truce was brokered, Trump warned in a December 4 tweet that both national leaders "want this deal to happen", but that if a deal doesn't happen, "I am a tariff man".

by | December 30, 2018 | 02:27

The partial government shutdown will nearly certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year, as President Donald Trump sought to raise the stakes Friday and both parties traded blame in the weeklong impasse. In a burst of early morning tweets on Friday, Trump said the alternative to funding his controversial wall project would be a total separation from Mexico - including making USA auto companies pull out their factories based on the other side of the frontier.

by | December 30, 2018 | 01:55

About 1 a.m. Wednesday, Singh was tipped off about an intoxicated man in a silver pickup, authorities said. Other officers found Singh shot and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He said they were trying to protect Arriaga, who was trying to go to Mexico. On Thursday, the president tweeted about the Stanislaus County case: "Time to get tough on Border Security".

by | December 30, 2018 | 02:16

The Canadian government has confirmed that China has freed Sarah McIver, a Canadian teacher who was detained earlier this month over issues with her work permit. Drugs offences are routinely punished severely in China. In a statement to Daily Hive, Global Affairs spokesperson Richard Walker confirmed that the detention had taken place this month, but that the person has since been released and has returned to Canada.

by | December 30, 2018 | 02:18

Arriving flights are now diverting to nearby airports (such as Hamburg or Bremen), while departures have been suspended until further notice. The auto was reportedly registered in Poland and police said no risky items were found inside it. He apparently has no official residence in Germany. They said earlier that the man drove onto the apron area at about 3.40pm local time. Police opened an investigation on suspicion of unsafe interference in air traffic and resisting officers, and were ...

by | December 29, 2018 | 02:33

Few in Iraq or elsewhere knew the USA president was in the country until minutes before he left. "I tried not to because I was with my family, but when we turned on CNN and we saw the president politicizing a Christmas message, it was like- we kept saying, 'He's like the Grinch.' I'm being honest", Lemon said on " CNN Tonight".

by | December 29, 2018 | 02:27

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli visited the injured tourists in hospital, where he announced that the tour guide had died from his wounds. The improvised explosive was placed near a wall along the Mariyutiya Street in the Haram district near the Giza Pyramids, the statement added .

by | December 28, 2018 | 03:39

Putin attributed the development of Avangard to advances in the US missile defense system that could erode Russia's nuclear deterrent. The U.S. says Russian Federation was in violation of the INF agreement , because it developed and deployed a new cruise missile, an allegation Russian Federation has denied.

by | December 28, 2018 | 01:59

President Donald Trump and the first lady quietly swept into Iraq Wednesday to pay a holiday visit to USA troops, at last making good on the President's promise to travel to one of the war zones he has derided as costly blunders. Trump has also faced negative headlines for wanting to pull troops from Afghanistan where they have been since 2001. Trump's video shows him with service members who appear to be part of Seal Team Five, whose faces are not covered or blurred, Newsweek ...

by | December 28, 2018 | 01:54

The volcanologist on Thursday raised the alert level of the volcano to the second highest from the third highest and widened no-go zone to 5 km from the crater from 2 km, spokesman of the national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo NugrohoSutopo said.

by | December 27, 2018 | 02:18

After learning the girl's age, the president asked: "At seven, it's marginal, right?" After listening, Trump said, "Because at 7, it's marginal, right?" Collman told the Post and Courier that she and her 10-year-old sister and 5-year-old brother left iced sugar cookies and chocolate milk for Santa.

by | December 27, 2018 | 00:50

Trump has long demanded 5 billion USA dollars for the border wall, a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign, but Democrats were only willing to approve a funding of 1.3 billion dollars to enhance border security. The Senate and House are scheduled to come into session on Thursday, but with no deal in hand, lawmakers remained away from Washington for the holidays.

by | December 27, 2018 | 01:59

Italy's Civil Protection officials said the quake, at 3:19 a.m. Wednesday, was part of a swarm of some 1,000 tremors, majority barely perceptible, that are linked to Etna's ongoing eruption this week. 26, 2018. Etna, the largest of Italy's three active volcanoes , has been particularly active since July. One 80-year-old man was safely extracted from the rubble of his home, the Italian news agency ANSA said.

by | December 27, 2018 | 01:29

Caretaker Public Works and Transport Minister Youssef Fenianos called Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to "put him in the picture of what happened yesterday" during Israel's airstrike, the National News Agency said. The strike also reportedly targeted strategic Iranian munitions, including advanced Global Positioning System components for weaponry. He added that the Israeli airstrikes took place as "two airliners, not from Russian Federation, were preparing to land at the airports of ...

by | December 27, 2018 | 02:00

Iraq formally declared victory against the terror group a year ago, but U.S. troops have remained to help stabilize regions of the country and train Iraqi soldiers. But in November, after facing criticism for canceled a visit to a military cemetery in France because of rain, Trump announced he would soon travel to a war zone.

by | December 26, 2018 | 04:00

The " Yellow Vest " movement, a nation-wide protest against weak economic performance and stagnant income increase under President Emmanuel Macron , started as a campaign against surge in fuel prices this year. "We are ready in case the protest focuses on Versailles , but it could also be elsewhere", Interior Minister Christophe Castaner was quoted as saying by the local media.

by | December 26, 2018 | 02:41

Outside the White House, Washington's National Christmas Tree became a forlorn symbol of the dysfunction gripping Trump's presidency two years after his surprise election. -Mexico boundary. While both sides are trading offers to end the stalemate, they remain far apart, and a top White House official warned the shutdown could stretch into January.

by | December 26, 2018 | 02:24

We also discussed heavily expanded Trade. Turkey considers the Kurdish fighters in the Syrian Democratic Forces to be part of an terrorist insurgency causing unrest in the country. But beneath those public pronouncements are worries over whether Iran will seek to take advantage of the USA absence from the war-torn country and if Russian Federation will respond to Israel's calls to limit it.

by | December 26, 2018 | 02:28

The death of the boy comes the same month as the death of Jakelin Caal Maquin, a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who also died in USA custody, according to The New York Times . "During their period of detention they received medical screenings and further treatment as needed", the release said. CBP announced new notification procedures in response to Jakelin's death, which was not revealed until several days later.

by | December 26, 2018 | 02:25

Here in the Badger State, ReadyWisconsin is doing a more localized track of Santa's journey. To avoid disappointing the eager children, NORAD's director of operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, ordered his staff to check the radar to see where Santa might be and update the children on his location.

by | December 25, 2018 | 01:13

Trump tweeted that he and Erdogan "discussed [IS], our mutual involvement in Syria, & the slow & highly coordinated pullout of USA troops from the area". Yesterday, French President Emmanuel Macron said he "deeply regrets" Mr Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria and warned it could have unsafe consequences.

by | December 25, 2018 | 01:49

At a meeting of his Likud party, Mr Netanyahu listed his achievements in office and said he hoped the current religious, nationalistic coalition would form the "core" of the next government. Relations between Turkey and Israel have been tense this year over multiple issues including a controversial law passed by the Israeli parliament in July which defined the country as the nation state of the Jewish people.

by | December 25, 2018 | 00:44

Senior administration officials put the onus on Senate Democrats to put forth options that include US$5 billion for Trump's promised border wall , saying it was a must for any deal. With lawmakers like Meadows and prominent conservative commentators demanding that the president stick to his campaign promises, Trump would not budge on his wall.

by | December 25, 2018 | 00:44

The court acquitted him in the case of Flagship Investments, but in the other cases, he was fined the equivalent of $25 million. Shortly before the announcement of the verdict, clashes erupted between supporters of Sharif and police in Islamabad .

by | December 25, 2018 | 00:56

I would say this is a great way to get a little Christmas snow without all the headaches of a big storm. But, it finally looks as if there is some agreement about our prospects for some Christmas snow as we close in on the holiday. The tail end of the work week will also see temperatures getting towards the 50 degree mark again - which is why I'm forecasting rain, not snow. A white Christmas is quite rare, especially in England, and snow falling on the day is even rarer.

by | December 24, 2018 | 02:02

Trump said he was acting in response to caravans of migrants making their way to the border. Today the Supreme Court turned the government down, in a cursory order that indicated only that the government's request had been denied. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of San Francisco had issued a temporary restraining order that blocked the asylum restrictions from taking effect in November, and the San Francisco-based 9th U.S.

by | December 24, 2018 | 01:24

Parts of the north may even experience some freezing fog first thing on Christmas Eve as temperatures are expected to plummet to below zero over night on Sunday in the north. Download the free AccuWeather app to see if and how much snow is forecast for your area. Further north in Flagstaff, rain and snow were expected to fall beginning on Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday morning.

by | December 24, 2018 | 01:11

But the real goal of the fundraiser goes way beyond ladders. A GoFundMe fundraiser was created Wednesday to raise money for " ladders to get over Trump's wall ". Trump said Wednesday, amid debate over a potential government shutdown , that Mexico would indirectly pay for the wall via a trade deal and that the United States military would build it.

by | December 23, 2018 | 04:12

North Korea is one of the world's poorest nations, and many of its citizens suffer from chronic malnutrition and shortages of medical care. Trump arrived in Singapore directly following a hectic G7 summit in Canada, where the president withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and from the Paris Agreement.

by | December 23, 2018 | 02:53

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise later said the House aims to add $5 billion in wall money, as well as disaster relief funding, to the Senate-passed measure, according to Reuters. "We're all putting that in the calculator", he said. But the president will ultimately have to sign the bill before it can be approved. "I regret that", Ryan said.