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Trump Signing MAGA Hats in Iraq May Have Violated Defense Department Rule

After a secret overnight flight from Washington, the President and Melania Trump touched down onto a darkened air strip at Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad, the...


British cruise entertainer Arron Hough missing overboard

At the time, the Harmony of the Seas ship was traveling from its home port of Fort Lauderdale to its first stop of St. Maarten island on its seven-day Caribbe...


We give Israel billions, it can defend itself in Syria

Mr Trump said the USA had no plans to pull out of Iraq, Reuters reports. Pentagon chief Jim Mattis and the U.S. envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic St...


Syrian Army Reinforced Close to Front with Turkish-backed Forces

Meanwhile in eastern Syria , clashes between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS intensified overnight, as the Kurdish-led alliance and coa...


Manhunt Underway for Suspect in Cop's Slaying

The California Highway Patrol subsequently issued a "Blue Alert" for Stanislaus County and surrounding counties. Authorities are on the hunt for a suspect...


Russian President Vladimir Putin oversees new hypersonic glide missile test

He was speaking in Moscow after watching a live feed of the launch of the Avangard glide vehicle in what was described by the Kremlin as a pre-deployment test...


ICE drops off large group of migrants at El Paso bus terminal

O'Rourke was in El Paso Monday, where he asked the public to donate money to a group which helps house, feed and clothe mostly illegal aliens. "We weren't expec...


British cruise ship entertainer missing after going overboard

In a statement, Royal Caribbean said: "Our Care Team is providing support to the family and friends of our colleague, and our thoughts and prayers are with them...


Georgia Teens' Bodies Found in Their Own Backyard

Another suspect, the step-grandmother's boyfriend Roy Anthony Pratter, was arrested on December 21. "The siblings had been enrolled in Effingham County school...


Woman Dresses Up As Rudolph To Break Into Business

The so-called 'Burglarudolph, 'was filmed taking several items from a Fort Collins, Colorado shop last week. All of the other burglarsUsed to steal without di...


Newspaper Claims Doctor Possibly Helped Save Trump From Vietnam War

Elysa Braunstein, 56, who shared her family's side of the story with The New York Times , alongside her sister, Sharon Kessel, 53. In return, the doctor receive...


Winter Storm to Arrive Late Tonight

A winter storm warning has been issued for areas along and west of a line from Granite Falls to St. Cloud to near Hinckley for Wednesday night through Friday...


Trump vows no end to shutdown until wall funded

However, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), a union that falls under the AFGE and supports almost 17,000 border agents and personnel employed by U.S. He...


Christmas Is Now A National Holiday In Iraq

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao today extended Christmas greetings to the people. "Peace and joy in 2019": Iran's foreign minister tweets Christmas co...


Trump Visits US Troops in Iraq on Unannounced Trip

In Iraq, he said countries in the region will have to pick up the burden but he has no plans for a withdrawal from that country. During his visit, Trump sai...


Russian PM expands targeted sanctions against Ukraine

Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian Navy vessels, and 23 crew members, in the Kerch Strait (a channel that separates the Sea of Azov and Black Sea, to the sou...


Trump insists on building border wall amid government shutdown

Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi , who have blamed him for "plunging the country into chaos" with no clear plan how to get back on track. "If you really w...


43 dead in Kabul bomb attack

A suicide bomber detonated a auto bomb at the entrance of the building, the department being a part of the Labor and Social Affairs Ministry, on Monday aftern...


2 killed in South Dakota plane crash identified

The person who died was on the plane, Smith said during a press conference Tuesday night. Police Capt. Loren McManus said at a news briefing that the two peop...


Forty migrants rescued from English Channel in five separate incidents

At 2.40am Border Force received their first call-out when eight migrants arrived in Folkestone. The girl will be put in the care of social services. The migra...


China backs Pakistan’s efforts for Afghan peace

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that Mr Qureshi, who made "a special trip" here, in his meeting with Mr Wang discussed "the latest dev...


Sicilian airport reopens amid Mount Etna's latest eruption

At least 300 tremors rattled the slopes of the volcanic mountain during a three-hour span early Monday, including a magnitude 4.3 seismic shake, Italy's Nationa...


Pope offers Christmas wish for fraternity

Pope Francis is ushering in Christmas with a late-night Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, while his deputy is traveling to Iraq to celebrate with the country's lo...


Your Thurrock wishes you all a Merry Christmas

At this time of year, we reflect on the many people who regularly visit this site or who follow our updates on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. A special thank...


Mattis sends holiday message to military members, and says ‘storm clouds loom’

These officials argue that if Mattis had left after Trump dismissively referred to him in an October interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" as "sort of a Democrat", t...


Some residents return to evacuated Sydney high-rise

New South Wales police said in a statement that several residents left the building in the morning after hearing "cracking noises". Police and the fire depa...


Tsunami toll now 429 dead, thousands homeless

Victims were laid out in body bags and identified by weeping relatives. Experts have warned that more deadly waves could slam the stricken region now covered ...


Gunmen attack Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tripoli

The three attackers began their assault with a auto bomb, damaging vehicles and buildings, and then opened fire on the ministry. A suicide bomber then blew th...


United States gov't shutdown enters 2nd day

Mr Trump argued that drug flows and human trafficking can only be stopped by a wall. The president has been attacking Democrats over the wall on Twitter, an...


China accuses Britain, EU of hypocrisy over support for Canada's detention concerns

December 7: Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada's envoy to China has briefed Chinese officials about Meng's case. In Vancouver, Meng appear...


Ruth Bader Ginsburg's lung surgery is her 3rd cancer treatment since 1999

On Monday, Ginsburg returned to work, according to the Associated Press . Still, against all odds, as well as the leering shittiness of Professor Brown (Stephe...


Rain for Christmas Eve followed by a nice Christmas Day

Lows will reach near 43°, as high pressure continues to keep skies clear into Christmas Eve . Rain will last through Friday and some of the rain will be he...


Fresh bread price protests hit Sudan

The clashes came amid an uneasy calm in Khartoum five days into protests against rising prices. A government decision to raise the price of a loaf of bread th...


No end to shutdown until border barrier constructed

I thought this was a parody account. "I think it's a tremendous opportunity to buy", he said. He said he would go to the new stretch of the wall in January....


Trumps participate in NORAD Santa tracker phone calls

She told one caller that Santa was in the Sahara. "You only imagine as a kid being involved in Santa's flight right across the country". Google's Santa trac...