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Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive

The Canadian government has said Spavor and Kovrig are being detained arbitrarily, and its plea for China to free them was backed by statements of support from ...


North Korean ambassador goes missing, could be hiding out in Italy

A South Korean newspaper suggested Jo, 48, has sought asylum in the west, but Italy has yet to confirm these reports. Ministry officials spoke to The Assoc...


Saudi prosecution demands 5 defendants be executed for Jamal Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia has sent two previous letters to the prosecutor in Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has requested that the accused stand trial i...


American Arrested on Spy Charges Never Made Russia Business Trips - Ex-Employer

Whelan was arrested "during an espionage operation", Russia's Federal Security Service, known as the FSB, said on Monday . He was arrested "while carryin...


Trump boasts he ‘essentially’ fired Mattis

The defense official said Shanahan would later Wednesday attend a cabinet meeting with Trump, the president's first of 2019. Mattis and other Trump advisers t...


Trump makes surprise press briefing appearance to push border wall

Bier said a direct comparison with Israel's border security is challenging because the USA border is much longer and has different terrain, including mountains,...


Trump mocks Indian PM Modi for building a library in Afghanistan

I don't like being taken advantage of". In November past year, Trump defended his administration's decision to stop hundreds of millions of dollars in militar...


Rubbish and goods wash ashore as 270 containers lost off Dutch coast

Following appeals from officials in the affected islands, the Dutch ministry of defence announced soldiers would arrive Friday to help the clean-up operation on...


‘China, China, China’: Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan

Shanahan, who took the Pentagon's top spot Jan 1 after serving as deputy defence secretary, was thrust onto the world stage when Mattis quit last month amid lon...


London Eye lit up in European Union colours during New Year show

All you have to do to participate is join a game right before a new hour, and you should see the festive display. In Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city, ten...


US Border Patrol Unleashes Tear Gas Against Children in Mexico

Others tried to enter the United States by going over or under the fence. The AP is disputing the claim that the use of tear gas was precipitated by rock th...


Hospital Distances From Resident And Anti-Semitic Posts

In what is perhaps her most outrageous tweet, Kollab said she would give the wrong medicine to Jews. She has since deleted all of her social media, but scre...


Vatican spokesman, deputy resign suddenly amid overhaul by Pope Francis

Saying they thought Pope Francis should be "completely free to assemble a new team" for Vatican communications "at this time of transition", the director of t...


Train crash on Danish bridge kills six

Authorities said several others were injured. The bridge is closed to both cars and trains towards the island of Funen, but auto traffic toward Zealand has no...


Taiwan president defiant after China calls for reunification

The Chinese president's urging for the two to come to the table came during a speech marking the 40th anniversary of the " Message of Compatriots in Tawain " wh...


Rep. Crenshaw: Wall Crucial Part of Border Security

But Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill have previously supported $1.3 billion for border security, an amount far less than the $5 billion the president has insi...


Donald Trump fires back at Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney will be sworn in as a U.S. senator on Thursday-and he makes it clear in a Washington Post op-ed that he has no intention of becoming an unquestion...


Australian man tries to kill spider, prompting full police response

The log said "police spoke with all parties who advised that husband had only been trying to kill a spider (has serious fear of spiders)". We don't blame the ...


Trump Gives US Troops Four Months to Leave Syria Amid Criticism

CNN has previously reported that a withdrawal of troops from Syria would take months because U.S. commanders have said they need to move slowly in order to pr...


Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal hits Trump as immoral, dishonest

ABC co-anchor Martha Raddatz then asked "Is Trump immoral , in your view?" "I don't think he tells the truth", McChrystal responded. McChrystal said pote...


Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte Suggests He Sexually Assaulted Maid As A Teen

Women and women's rights political groups immediately denounced Duterte's "repulsive" comments, as many pointed out that his actions constituted attempted rape....


In a first, two woman devotees below 50 enter Sabarimala temple

However, India's Supreme Court struck down the ban in September , saying that it violated gender equality laws. This was their second attempt to enter the temp...


Kim Jong Un warns 'Washington not to test North Korean's patience'

Nuclear-armed North Korea wants good relations with the U.S. but could consider a change of approach if Washington maintains its sanctions, leader Kim Jong Un w...


Indo-Russia talks developing in a dynamic manner: Putin

A video of the match, which was a part of the "Amateur Night Hockey League" founded by Putin, features him warming up at the ice rink near the Kremlin walls, T...


Child falls into rhino exhibit at Brevard Zoo, emergency officials say

The girl and her mother were taken to hospitals, Brevard County Fire Rescue said on Twitter . "Our number one concern is the safety and welfare of our guests...


Texas judge allows Obamacare to remain while his ruling is appealed

Sunday's order also paves the way for a coalition of Democratic states defending the law to appeal O'Connor's original ruling. O'Connor ruled the individual...


German man drives into crowds, injures 5

Police say that the victims included Syrian and Afghan nationals. Four people were wounded, one of whom remains in hospital. "In addition, investigators have ...


James Mattis addresses DOD in farewell messag

Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, will be acting defense secretary until someone is nominated for the post. "Our Department's leadership, civilian and mili...


Authorities use tear gas to stop migrants at southern border

An Associated Press photographer saw at least three volleys of gas launched onto the Mexican side of the border near Tijuana's beach that affected the migrant...


North Korea's Kim vows more summits with South next year: Seoul

Trump said last week that he was "looking forward" to his second summit with Kim, which the USA says may take place early next year. North Korean leader Kim ...


House Dems Release Plan To End Shutdown - No Wall Included

The Democratic proposal holds out one exception: The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees border security, would keep its current level of funding, w...


Duma speaker to lead Russian delegation to president's inauguration ceremony in Brazil

Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil's president on Tuesday, taking the reins of Latin America's most populous nation with pr...


Democratic Republic of Congo heads into high-risk elections

The election is hoped to enable the country's first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence from Belgium in 1960. However, any disputed outc...


Video shows migrant children pushed, dragged

A case regarding the alleged abuse of migrant children in a Southwest Key shelter will be referred to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review and to de...


US military apologizes for tweet about dropping bombs

Reaction on Twitter included those who were shocked and outraged by the tone of the tweet and others who said it wasn't a big deal. " #TimesSquare traditio...