China defends Canadian’s death sentence, Ottawa issues travel advisory as tension deepens

The Chinese media began republicizing Schellenberg's case after Meng's detention. China also worked hard to push Schellenberg's case to global prominence, taking the highly unusual step of inviting foreign journalists into the court, the BBC's John... More..

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Russia says it caught former US marine accused of spying red-handed
by | Friday, January 18, 2019

Russia says it caught former US marine accused of spying red-handed

Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, told reporters on Wednesday the Syrian regime must take control of the country's northern provinces. The arrest has further strained relations between Moscow and ...More..

Armed members of Kenyan police squad storm Nairobi hotel after attack
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Armed members of Kenyan police squad storm Nairobi hotel after attack

At least one person in bomb disposal gear can be seen. As a vehicle bomb smoulders outside the gate, sporadic gunfire can be heard coming from the complex. Security forces hurried out a large group of women, ...More..

White Home sought navy strike in opposition to Iran
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

White Home sought navy strike in opposition to Iran

John Bolton , the national security adviser, called a series of meetings after the attack - which one of Tehran's proxy militias in Iraq claimed responsibility for - and is believed to have asked the Pentago...More..

U.S. Soldiers Killed in Islamic State Syria Attack
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

U.S. Soldiers Killed in Islamic State Syria Attack

At the time, the president claimed the fight against the Islamic State was almost finished and that us allies could complete the job. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the blast, saying...More..

Zimbabwe Army Deploys to Disperse Fuel Protests, 13 Injured
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Zimbabwe Army Deploys to Disperse Fuel Protests, 13 Injured

The ZCTU, which represents most labor unions in the southern African nation, started the action two days after the state more than doubled the cost of petrol to $3.11 (R43) a liter and diesel to $3.21 (R44.6 c)...More..

Death Penalty for Canadian Escalates China-Canada Tensions
by | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Death Penalty for Canadian Escalates China-Canada Tensions

But Schellenberg said he was unwittingly recruited into the scheme by Xu, reported Agence France-Presse, one of three foreign news outlets allowed into the court. Experts have directly linked the Canadians' det...More..

Trump denies ever working for Russian Federation, blasts investigators
by | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Trump denies ever working for Russian Federation, blasts investigators

Salon's Andrew O'Hehir took a deep dive into the details and political implications on Saturday, particularly noting the fact that while many of us have concluded that there was plenty of evidence Trump was co...More..

Rep. Steve King removed from committees after white supremacist comments
by | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Rep. Steve King removed from committees after white supremacist comments

Joni Ernst (R-IA) and lawmakers like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who rarely weigh in on others' scandals. A senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus said Monday he will introduce a ...More..

Sen. Johnson: 'Up To' Trump Who He Reads in On Putin Conversations
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Sen. Johnson: 'Up To' Trump Who He Reads in On Putin Conversations

As the senator from IL said, "It's within his power to hold these investigations, and he should". Trump has expressed bafflement that he is not getting more credit for largely staying put during the shutdown....More..

Community invited to write Jayme Closs letters
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Community invited to write Jayme Closs letters

He was jailed on suspicion of kidnapping and homicide. Jake Thomas Patterson , 21, has been charged with murdering the parents of Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs in order to kidnap the 13-year-old-AFP " Jayme was...More..

Airlines Cancel, Waive Fees as Winter Storm Gia Strikes Midwest
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Airlines Cancel, Waive Fees as Winter Storm Gia Strikes Midwest

There are more than 40 million now under winter storm alerts, in what is the first big winter storm of the season for most areas. At least five people died in weather-related crashes on roads in Missouri ...More..

Polish security arrests Huawei employee on spying charges
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Polish security arrests Huawei employee on spying charges

Huawei Technologies Co is under intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with the Chinese government and US -led allegations that its equipment could be used by Beijing for spying. One is a Chine...More..

Intel: How the Syria pullout highlights Pentagon-Bolton tensions
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Intel: How the Syria pullout highlights Pentagon-Bolton tensions

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the coalition had started scaling down its presence at Rmeilan airfield in the notheastern province of Hasakeh. Following the announcement, he was forced ...More..

Canada grants asylum to Saudi woman in Thailand
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

Canada grants asylum to Saudi woman in Thailand

She then started a social media campaign, live-tweeting her case and attracting worldwide attention. Alqunun's case has highlighted the cause of women's rights in Saudi Arabia . Ms Payne later told reporters...More..

Some House Dems upset with Ocasio-Cortez
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

Some House Dems upset with Ocasio-Cortez

The failure to provide the coverage to campaign staff is particularly awkward for Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist who rose to stardom after unseating top Democratic Rep. "That is because they had to be ...More..

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is cancer
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is cancer

Replicas of Ginsburg's famous "dissent collar" -- the bib necklace she frequently wears when dissenting with a Supreme Court opinion -- sold out before it even went on sale. Ginsburg had colorectal cancer in ...More..

FBI reportedly opened inquiry into whether Trump was working for Russia
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

FBI reportedly opened inquiry into whether Trump was working for Russia

Baker, former FBI general counsel, believes that this would be a national security issue. The second issue that reportedly concerned the Federal Bureau of Investigation was Trump's May 11, 2017 interview ...More..

Girl, 17, crashes auto while driving blindfolded for Bird Box challenge
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

Girl, 17, crashes auto while driving blindfolded for Bird Box challenge

The 17-year-old girl's auto drifted into oncoming traffic shortly after she pulled her hat down over her eyes while driving on a Layton highway Monday afternoon, hitting a vehicle, a utility pole and, finally, ...More..

Sheriff says Jayme Closs found alive in Douglas Co
by | Friday, January 11, 2019

Sheriff says Jayme Closs found alive in Douglas Co

Late on Thursday, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald announced that Jayme had been found in Gordon, but he had few other details. Jayme Closs has been missing since her parents - James Closs, 56, and De...More..

Robert Mueller Accuses Manafort of Sharing Poll Data With Russian
by | Friday, January 11, 2019

Robert Mueller Accuses Manafort of Sharing Poll Data With Russian

Manafort's attorneys used a black-bar overlay on the PDF document they submitted to the court, but the overlay didn't eliminate the underlying text, which could be copied and pasted. The former Trump campaign c...More..

North Korean leader tours industrial site in China
by | Friday, January 11, 2019

North Korean leader tours industrial site in China

North Korea will "make efforts for the second summit between (North Korean) and USA leaders to achieve results that will be welcomed by the worldwide community", Kim was quoted as saying by China's official ...More..

Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman
by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman

Qunun said she planned to seek asylum in Australia, fearing she would be killed if repatriated by Thai immigration officials who stopped her at the airport. He said he wants his daughter back but respects her d...More..

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to resign within weeks
by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to resign within weeks

If confirmed, Barr would then oversee the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation. Rosenstein's willingness to leave DOJ could be read as another sign that the Mueller probe is winding down ahead...More..

Erdogan ready to attack Kurds after snubbing US
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Erdogan ready to attack Kurds after snubbing US

While visiting Israel he said defending Israel and other allies who fought against ISIS is absolutely guaranteed and he wanted assurances from Turkey that they would not harm the Kurds. This person said that "t...More..

Twenty school children wounded in hammer attack
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Twenty school children wounded in hammer attack

The suspect, surnamed Jia, was apprehended at the scene and an investigation has been launched, the statement said . Authorities gave few details but there were posts on social media indicating the children ...More..

Seattle‘s TSA officers on verge of quitting over lack of pay
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Seattle‘s TSA officers on verge of quitting over lack of pay

TSA said security and performance standards will not change, but wait times may be affected depending on the number of call outs. Union officials did not return requests for comment. In a tweet , CN...More..

Malaysia royals to pick new king Jan
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Malaysia royals to pick new king Jan

On Friday, Mahathir declined to comment on rumours that Sultan Muhammad V had married a former Miss Moscow during the king's leave late a year ago, saying he had no official knowledge of it. The palace stateme...More..

China says talks on USA tariff fight scheduled for Monday
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

China says talks on USA tariff fight scheduled for Monday

Other administration officials at the talks will include Mr Gregg Doud, the US Trade Representative's chief agricultural negotiator, and Mr David Malpass, the Treasury Department's Undersecretary for Internat...More..

Elizabeth Warrens trip to Iowa tests themes for a likely 2020 run
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Elizabeth Warrens trip to Iowa tests themes for a likely 2020 run

We'll look at the pros and cons of the politicians candidacy, his or her record on LGBTQ issues and the odds of their campaign's success. "I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to be out and listen to...More..