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Van slams into pedestrians on Tokyo road, injuring 8 people

Van slams into pedestrians on Tokyo road, injuring 8 people In the early hours of the new year, a man crashed his auto into pedestrians in Shibuya Ward in Tokyo , injuring nine people in what he claimed to be a terrorist attack, local media reported Tuesday. It was not immediately clear whether he was referring to a specific execution or Japan's system of capital punishment. Police took into custody a man in his 20s but did not further identify him. [Full Article...]

'Ice man' Vladimir Putin plays hockey in Red Square

'Ice man' Vladimir Putin plays hockey in Red Square The message to Mr Trump was among dozens of holiday greetings Mr Putin sent to other world leaders, each tailored to reflect a bilateral theme. The Year of China-Russia Local Cooperation and Exchange programme proceeded smoothly in 2018, and the popular support for friendship from generation to generation between the two peoples has been further consolidated, the Chinese President said. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-un's new year message to the world

Kim Jong-un's new year message to the world However, he said the North will be forced to take a different path if the United States "continues to break its promises and misjudges the patience of our people by unilaterally demanding certain things and pushes ahead with sanctions and pressure". [Full Article...]

Trump claims he has not 'abandoned' a concrete border wall

Trump claims he has not 'abandoned' a concrete border wall House Democrats have prepared two bills aimed at ending the partial government shutdown , according to Democratic House aides, but neither is expected to include any new money for President Trump's border wall . "If we blame each other, this could last a long, long time ", Shelby said on CBS News' "Face the Nation." Shelby said. "It's not a question of who wins or loses". [Full Article...]

Russia Says It Arrested a 'US Spy' in Moscow

Russia Says It Arrested a 'US Spy' in Moscow The state Tass news agency identified the detained man as Paul Whelan. The Russian service has not shared any other details on the matter. The U.S. She is likely to face up to six months in prison and then be deported to Russian Federation. Tensions between Moscow and Washington have intensified since Russian Federation annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. [Full Article...]

Four dead in building collapse after gas explosion in Russian Federation

Four dead in building collapse after gas explosion in Russian Federation According to the latest data, four people died. A spokesman said: "Six people have been pulled out of the rubble, three died, three were injured, including a child". Volunteers offered money, clothing and essentials to the victims, and some said they were ready to provide temporary shelter to those in need. People look at the scene of a collapsed apartment building in Magnitogorsk . [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren Enters 2020 Presidential Race

Elizabeth Warren Enters 2020 Presidential Race While she called out the " bloated " USA defense budget in a recent speech and called for cuts, she did not vote against Trump's massive increases in military spending when she had the chance. Warren appears to target voters of varied cultural, geographic and economic backgrounds with an anti-corporate, pro-worker message in her initial campaign pitch. [Full Article...]

Germany: Drugged driver forces car onto airport tarmac

Germany: Drugged driver forces car onto airport tarmac Take-offs and landings were suspended while the incident was investigated, though the airport's terminals remain open. The man was quickly arrested and taken into custody. The incident originally unfolded at around 1530 local time, and the airport said that flights resumed at 2006. They couldn't give further information about where he came from because he was not carrying an identity card. [Full Article...]

Saudi ‘not in crisis’ over Jamal Khashoggi murder outrage: Foreign minister

Saudi ‘not in crisis’ over Jamal Khashoggi murder outrage: Foreign minister Prince Abdullah bin Bandar was named head of the National Guard. Bin Salman will retain his roles in the government, including deputy prime minister and defense minister. President Vladimir Putin's chief Middle East envoy on Tuesday warned the USA against trying to influence the royal succession. Musaed al-Aiban, a long-time government minister who most recently headed a national cybersecurity a... [Full Article...]

Newman Officer Slaying Suspect Arrested In Kern County

Newman Officer Slaying Suspect Arrested In Kern County Christianson spoke about making laws stricter as Singh's brother wept beside him. Singh leaves behind a wife and a five-month-old son. Richardson said he appreciated the many tips to investigators into Singh's shooting, but he lamented that people want to remain anonymous in these situations. [Full Article...]

Two Koreas to pledge road, rail links on divided peninsula

Two Koreas to pledge road, rail links on divided peninsula About two hours later, a still photograph was broadcast on South Korean television showing the train arriving at Panmun Station at Kaesong where the ceremony will take place. Following a rapid rapprochement earlier this year that culminated in a historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, progress has stalled with both sides accusing each other of draggin... [Full Article...]

Second Guatemalan child dies in United States immigration custody on Christmas Day

Second Guatemalan child dies in United States immigration custody on Christmas Day But that is only after migrant children and parents have been released from Border Patrol custody , as many as five or six days after they've crossed the border. Border Patrol. The agency "is considering options for surge medical assistance" from the U.S. Coast Guard and may request help from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defence and the Federal Emerge... [Full Article...]

Sisi 'closely following' Marioteya bus attack updates: Egypt's PM

Sisi 'closely following' Marioteya bus attack updates: Egypt's PM The bus was carrying 14 Vietnamese tourists and two Egyptians. Authorities said earlier the wounded include 10 Vietnamese tourists and the Egyptian bus driver. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The pyramids are one of the world's major tourist attractions, drawing nearly 15 million visitors every year. [Full Article...]

Watch Russia Successfully Test Its Newest Hypersonic Missile System

Watch Russia Successfully Test Its Newest Hypersonic Missile System In Wednesday's test, the weapon was launched from the Dombarovskiy missile base in the southern Ural Mountains. When Putin unveiled the new weapon during his state of the nation address in March, he said the missile was highly maneuverable and flew at 20 times the speed of sound. [Full Article...]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Surgery Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses with other Justices of the United States Supreme Court during their official group photo at the Supreme Court on November 30, 2018 in Washington . She survived pancreatic cancer thanks to an early diagnosis in 2009, and in 1999 underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for colon cancer. Supporters of Ms Ginburg have expressed concern that if a... [Full Article...]

Trump misleads about military pay raises again

Trump misleads about military pay raises again President Trump himself tweeted out the video below. In 2003, the USA invaded Iraq and toppled Hussein's regime. "Any time the commander in chief offers the opportunity to meet with Airmen, such as this official holiday visit by the President and First Lady, Airmen are welcome to participate". [Full Article...]

Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule

Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule Political leaders and lawmakers in Iraq are upset with President Donald Trump over his impromptu visit with US troops on Wednesday. Katie Pavlich noted the importance of Trump remarking that he has "no plans at all" to remove any of the 5,000 US troops from that country. [Full Article...]

Authorities searching for man who killed California officer

Authorities searching for man who killed California officer It quoted Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department spokesman Raj Singh as saying that he knew the officer who was killed. The suspect had already left the scene before additional officers arrived. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is leading the investigation. It was a hard way to finish Boxing Day for the Singh family of Naitata, Navua after receiving news of their son, Ronil Singh bei... [Full Article...]

Sicily's Mount Etna spews ash from new fracture

Sicily's Mount Etna spews ash from new fracture Mount Etna marked Christmas celebrations with a spike in seismic activity, causing a new fracture to open up at the base of a southeast crater at around 11 am Monday morning. Etna is one of the volcanoes with the longest historic records of eruptions, going back more than 2000 years. The owner of a refuge on the volcano says hikers are being brought down from higher elevations to 1,900 meters... [Full Article...]

U.S. president Donald Trump defends Syria pullout, expresses unhappiness with Afghan deployment

U.S. president Donald Trump defends Syria pullout, expresses unhappiness with Afghan deployment US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump take photos with members of the US military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on December 26, 2018. The paper reported that the daughters of a podiatrist in NY who is now dead said their father had given Trump a bone-spur diagnosis as a favor to Fred Trump, who owned the building where the doctor had his office. [Full Article...]


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