• Trump administration considering reducing the number of United States troops in Afghanistan
Trump administration considering reducing the number of United States troops in Afghanistan

Though Taliban spokesmen insisted that their talks to-date with the United States focused on the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan as it was the root-cause of all problems and biggest obstacle to peace, there have been reports that other issues also came up for discussion and consumed time.

Read more

  • John Roberts Sides with Liberal Justices, Upholds Block on Trump's 'Asylum Ban'
John Roberts Sides with Liberal Justices, Upholds Block on Trump's 'Asylum Ban'

The judge had blocked Trump's order on asylum from taking effect, prompting the president to denounce him as an "Obama judge". A group of Republican former Justice Department officials, including two former acting attorneys general and a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, told the Supreme Court that would be just a clever way...

Read more

  • Mourners hold vigil at Colorado mom's childhood church hours after fiancé's arrest
Mourners hold vigil at Colorado mom's childhood church hours after fiancé's arrest

He said the search and arrest affidavits will stay sealed for now. De Young declined to explain why Frazee has been accused of solicitation of murder. Frazee, who did not live with Kelsey, told police that he last saw his fiancée on that same Thanksgiving Day when they met up so he could take their daughter in an exchange.

Read more

  • Washington Post Reporter Tries to Shut Down GoFundMe for Border Wall
Washington Post Reporter Tries to Shut Down GoFundMe for Border Wall

Mr Trump announced on Thursday he would not sign a bill to keep funding the government because it fails to provide billions for his border wall. Meanwhile, President Trump on Wednesday claimed the military would build his border wall and Mexico would pay for it - indirectly under the new trade agreement.

Read more

  • Canada, US call for 'immediate release' of two Canadians in China
Canada, US call for 'immediate release' of two Canadians in China

US State Department spokesman Robert Palladino also reiterated that Canada is honouring its extradition treaty commitments. A third Canadian is being held in China , though Canadian officials have said they see no reason to believe there's a connection to the earlier arrests.

Read more

  • Indonesian band Seventeen hit by tsunami during concert — Sunda Strait tsunami
Indonesian band Seventeen hit by tsunami during concert — Sunda Strait tsunami

Although volcano-triggered tsunamis have occurred before, it is a "very rare" occurrence said, Professor Horton. Almost 200 people died when a Lion Air passenger plane crashed into the Java Sea in October. The band released a statement saying their bass player and road manager were found dead, while three other band members and the wife of one of...

Read more

  • Warner: Trump 'should withdraw' attorney general nomination
Warner: Trump 'should withdraw' attorney general nomination

Watch above, via MSNBC. The top Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, said Barr was unfit to serve given a memo he wrote to the Justice Department arguing Mueller should not be permitted to look into possible attempts by Trump to obstruct the investigation.

Read more

  • Republican senators in disbelief over Trump shutdown threat
Republican senators in disbelief over Trump shutdown threat

Ryan and McCarthy told reporters they believed there was still time to work out a deal that Congress would pass and the president would sign before the clock hit midnight on Friday. "We protect nations all over the world, but Democrats are unwilling to protect our nation", she said in a statement to reporters. Other members said they were awaiti...

Read more

  • Federal shutdown looms; agencies in Four Corners uncertain about impact
Federal shutdown looms; agencies in Four Corners uncertain about impact

Medicaid , Medicare , and Social Security will proceed as normal. The U.S. Postal Service would remain open because it's an independent agency. Ironically, by shutting down the government, he is ensuring that almost 107,000 Customs and Border Protection agents and Transportation Security Administration workers will be forced to defend our bo...

Read more

  • United Kingdom forces retake ship after stowaways threaten crew
United Kingdom forces retake ship after stowaways threaten crew

Authorities stormed a cargo ship last night after its crew were threatened by four stowaway migrants. Special Boat Service (SBS) operatives fast-roped from helicopters on to the ship in an operation lasting around 25 minutes, according to Sky sources.

Read more

  • Colorado police arrest fiance of woman who disappeared
Colorado police arrest fiance of woman who disappeared

Berreth's fiancé, Patrick Frazee, was arrested for first-degree murder and solicitation to commit first-degree murder Friday morning, almost one month after Berreth vanished, police said. In an interview, she described their relationship as "loving." Frazee was transported to the Teller County Jail following his arrest, the law enforcement so...

Read more

  • China says USA 'arrogant and selfish' after indictments
China says USA 'arrogant and selfish' after indictments

A United States indictment unsealed on Thursday in unison with a series of British statements accused the hackers of obtaining unauthorised access to the computers of at least 45 entities, including commercial and defence technology companies and U.S.

Read more

  • No denuclearization until USA removes
No denuclearization until USA removes "nuclear threat" from the region: KCNA

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands following a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. "When we say 'the Korean Peninsula, ' we mean the entire peninsula that includes our territory and the South Korean regio...

Read more

  • U.S. stocks tumble as Fed raises rates
U.S. stocks tumble as Fed raises rates

The US president has cited the dollar's strength as a reason the Fed should stop raising interest rates because higher rates tend to attract foreign capital to a currency. Its statement describes the economy as strong. They fear that continued increases in interest rates will slow the economy too dramatically. USA stocks careered to a 15-month lo...

Read more

  • Government shuts down after Congress fails to pass spending bill
Government shuts down after Congress fails to pass spending bill

Trump said he hopes the partial shutdown would not last long. "So what we are going to do is go back to the House and work with our members". Add Government Shutdown as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Government Shutdown news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Read more

  • Sentencing of ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn postponed
Sentencing of ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn postponed

Flynn, who served as national security adviser for only a few weeks, will be the first White House official sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible co-ordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

Read more

  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had Cancerous Nodes Removed From her Lungs
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had Cancerous Nodes Removed From her Lungs

There is no evidence of any remaining disease, says a court spokesperson, nor is there evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Ms Ginsburg is resting comfortably and no further treatment is planned. She has recently told reporters that she does not plan on retiring until the age of 90. The court says no additional treatment is planned now. T...

Read more

  • Trump Considering Withdrawing Thousands Of US Troops From Afghanistan Soon
Trump Considering Withdrawing Thousands Of US Troops From Afghanistan Soon

The Afghan government is under heavy pressure to restore security and take back territory controlled by a number of insurgent groups, including the Taliban and IS. Mattis submitted the letter one day after Trump announced the Islamic State has been defeated and he wants to pull all US troops from Syria , much to the delight of Russian Federation...

Read more

  • Colorado woman likely killed at home, fiance charged
Colorado woman likely killed at home, fiance charged

When police conducted a "community caretaker search" of Berreth's home on December 2, they found her suitcases, makeup and vehicles there , ABC News reported. Frazee's attorney, Jeremy Loew, had no comment early Friday afternoon and planned to have "a statement issued later today", his legal assistant, Kristine Patterson, told CNN .

Read more

  • Trump says a shutdown would ‘last for a very long time’
Trump says a shutdown would ‘last for a very long time’

Members of the House Freedom Caucus and other conservative allies of the President spoke on the House floor Wednesday night, urging Trump not to abandon new money for border wall funding. Trump's tweet came ahead of a meeting with Senate Republicans to discuss the budget deal and border security. The bill now goes to the Senate, where it has n...

Read more