• 53 journalists killed worldwide in 2018
53 journalists killed worldwide in 2018

Almost 350 journalists were being held in prison at the start of December, with more than half of them detained in just five countries: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt. Another two died while covering extreme weather. Another reporter, Mario Leonel Gómez Sánchez, was killed by gunmen on a motorcycle "the day after members of the Feder...

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  • Oversight of Mueller probe being handled 'appropriately' under Whitaker: Rosenstein
Oversight of Mueller probe being handled 'appropriately' under Whitaker: Rosenstein

Barr's memo argues there would be disastrous consequences for the justice department and the presidency if Mueller were to conclude that acts that a president is legally permitted to take could constitute obstruction just because someone concluded there was corrupt intent.

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  • Luis Gutierrez: Trump's border policies would have killed Jesus
Luis Gutierrez: Trump's border policies would have killed Jesus

Showing a little deference to the American President can go a long way towards better trade deals and the possibility of foreign aid rather than facing a combative leader across the border. "Mexico's government has made a decision to take the following actions to benefit migrants, in particular unaccompanied and accompanied minors, and to protect t...

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  • Mueller memo summarizes Federal Bureau of Investigation interview with Michael Flynn
Mueller memo summarizes Federal Bureau of Investigation interview with Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn may have given extraordinary cooperation to prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing today has exposed raw tensions over an Federal Bureau of Investigation interview in which the former national security adviser lied about his Russian contacts.

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  • Christmas Forecast Outlook; White Christmas Odds
Christmas Forecast Outlook; White Christmas Odds

If at least an inch of this snow that we may get from the two snow events in the forecast sticks around for Tuesday, we would still have a white Christmas. Snow will lower even further, down to around 4,000 feet on Christmas morning. Historically, says the NWS, the chances of a white Christmas for the region are greater than fifty percent.

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  • Mattis retiring as US Defense Secretary next February
Mattis retiring as US Defense Secretary next February

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will step down from his position early next year, President Donald Trump announced Thursday evening. McMaster's influence in high-level decision-making began to wane after Trump increasingly began to rely on advice from Kelly and Mattis, who had pushed for McMaster's ouster.

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  • Twitter Predicts Imminent Shutdown After Trump Nixes Funding Deal: ‘Strap In, Folks’
Twitter Predicts Imminent Shutdown After Trump Nixes Funding Deal: ‘Strap In, Folks’

He also threatened "not to sign any of their legislation, including infrastructure, unless it has ideal Border Security". For months now, Trump has pushed Democrats to back $5 billion funding for the construction of the border wall or else he'd be "proud" to shut down the government to protect Americans from "criminals and people that have lots...

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  • CHRISTMAS HEARTBREAK: Elderly man leaves behind TOUCHING surprise for toddler after dying
CHRISTMAS HEARTBREAK: Elderly man leaves behind TOUCHING surprise for toddler after dying

Williams said Ken's daughter visited to bestow the gifts shortly after his passing. Owen Tweeted about the moving events on Monday: "Our elderly neighbour passed away recently". Owen said: 'Funnily enough, we've just had a tweet from Tomi Ungerer, he was blown away by the story and offered to sign the book for us! The octogenarian was loved b...

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  • Blind creature that buries head in sand named after Donald Trump
Blind creature that buries head in sand named after Donald Trump

According to the Guardian , this name was chosen by Aidan Bell, the head of sustainable building company EnviroBuild . US President Donald Trump has more than just a presidency and a successful entrepreneur tags in his resume, he now has an amphibian named after him.

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  • Major powers report progress on new Syria constitution body
Major powers report progress on new Syria constitution body

Diplomats said on Monday, the three parties, who support opposing sides in Syria's almost eight-year war, are close to agreement on the committee, that could pave the way for drafting a new charter followed by elections. They did not speak to reporters prior to the meeting. The formation of the constitutional committee was agreed upon during in...

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  • Rod Rosenstein, Chris Wray announce indictment of Chinese hackers
Rod Rosenstein, Chris Wray announce indictment of Chinese hackers

Court papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court in New York City allege the hackers were able to breach the computers of more than 45 companies and agencies in a dozen countries. The actions, Rosenstein said, are in direct violation of China's 2015 agreement with the U.S. to end economic cyber-espionage and other commitments China made to members of ...

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  • Mom who couldn't see dying son due to travel ban granted waiver
Mom who couldn't see dying son due to travel ban granted waiver

In addition to the waiver, the government gave Swileh a visa that will allow her to remain in the United States with her husband and begin a path toward USA citizenship, Elkarra said. Mr. Chief Justice, tell that to the family of little Abdullah Hassan. CAIR had called for authorities to swiftly issue the visa to Shaima Swileh, a Yemeni national ...

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  • Flynn sentencing abruptly postponed; judge expresses disgust
Flynn sentencing abruptly postponed; judge expresses disgust

At the hearing, Sullivan told Flynn that he would take into account his extensive cooperation with the government, which includes 19 meetings with investigators as well as a 33-year military career that included service in Iraq and Afghanistan .

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  • It wasn't our fault, says owner of Russian ship stranded on beach
It wasn't our fault, says owner of Russian ship stranded on beach

Three harbour tugs and a lifeboat towed the ship off the beach just after 14:00. A helicopter team winched coastguard members on to the ship earlier in order to check up on the Kuzma Minin's crew. At around 9am, a coastguard rescuer was winched from a helicopter on to the stranded ship, in a moment captured on video. The UK's RNLI boats can be ...

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  • Government edits own documents to remove claim no-deal Brexit is 'unlikely'
Government edits own documents to remove claim no-deal Brexit is 'unlikely'

The British government is publishing long-awaited plans for a post-Brexit immigration system that will end free movement of European Union citizens to the United Kingdom. Javid described the immigration white paper as "delivering on the clear instruction to get control over our borders and will bring in a new system that works in the interest o...

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  • US official says Washington reviewing North Korea travel ban
US official says Washington reviewing North Korea travel ban

But strict interpretations of United Nations sanctions curtailing banking and shipping transactions with Pyongyang, as well as a travel ban for USA citizens, have effectively shut down the North Korea operations of most relief groups, according to a dozen officials at United Nations agencies and civilian organisations.

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  • Twitter Says Resolved Issue That Could Have Exposed User Country Code
Twitter Says Resolved Issue That Could Have Exposed User Country Code

The issue , which was settled on November 16, did not uncover full telephone numbers or some other individual data of clients, the organization said. "Clearly, a breach like this impairs user trust in the platform", he said. Twitter has notified some users that a bug may have exposed their personal data.

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  • Michelle Obama on saying ‘Bye Felicia’ to White House
Michelle Obama on saying ‘Bye Felicia’ to White House

In her interview, Michelle Obama later complained that her last night at the White House was hard because her daughters chose to have a sleepover. I was like "Are you guys kidding me?" We've got to go!' So there was that and then the Tiffany's box.

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  • Morocco arrests suspect after deaths of 2 European tourists
Morocco arrests suspect after deaths of 2 European tourists

Morocco's interior ministry said it had arrested on person in Marrakesh on Tuesday, around 37 miles from where the women's bodies were found. Earlier today, Morocco's Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation arrested the first suspect in Marrakech.

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  • United Kingdom steps up hard Brexit plans with 3500 soldiers on standby
United Kingdom steps up hard Brexit plans with 3500 soldiers on standby

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told MPs in the House of Commons that the military personnel, including logisticians and engineers as well as infantry units, were ready to be deployed if needed. The poll by the pro-EU movement Best for Britain and data consultancy group Foculdata shows that all regions of the United Kingdom now support a...

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