• Pence man out as Trump's chief
Pence man out as Trump's chief

Trump wanted him to commit to serving for least two years, which Ayers declined. "I will be departing at the end of the year but will work with the #MAGA team to advance the cause", Ayers wrote on Twitter. Once thought to be the president's top choice, vice presidential chief of staff Nick Ayers tweeted Sunday that he's no longer in the r...

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  • Trump Says Chief of Staff John Kelly to Leave at Year’s End
Trump Says Chief of Staff John Kelly to Leave at Year’s End

US President Donald Trump on Saturday announced his chief of staff John Kelly will soon be leaving the administration, the latest key personnel move at a time of mounting pressure from the Russian Federation election-meddling probe that comes amid increased focus on preparing for the 2020 elections .

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  • States of emergency declared ahead of winter storm
States of emergency declared ahead of winter storm

Oklahoma City is expected to get one-10th to one-quarter of an inch of ice, plus 4 to 6 inches of snow. The greatest snow amounts are expected in northwestern areas of the state. Amtrak announced Friday that services are canceled or modified from Saturday , Dec. 8 until Tuesday , Dec. 11, due to the impact of a winter storm in Virginia , ...

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  • United Nations rejects first attempt to condemn Hamas
United Nations rejects first attempt to condemn Hamas

Haley said that, in an average year, the UN General Assembly votes on a resolution opposing Israel twenty times. Read the full story . The draft received 87 votes in favor, 57 against, 33 abstentions and 16 countries did not vote. The amendment outlined the basis for comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian peace and referred to a December 2016 Se...

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  • Millane case: Body found in Waitakere Ranges
Millane case: Body found in Waitakere Ranges

Police have confirmed they are investigating a location of interest in the search for British backpacker Grace Millane . Det Insp Scott Beard said the body was "believed to be Grace" but was yet to be formally identified. Police said there was no suggestion Millane previously knew the man she was seen entering the hotel with, but would not specu...

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  • James Mattis: Saudi Crown Prince's Khashoggi Complicity Still Unclear
James Mattis: Saudi Crown Prince's Khashoggi Complicity Still Unclear

Senator Lindsey Graham , (Republican from South Carolina), introduced a resolution on Wednesday that would call bin Salman "complicit" in the slaying. It would also pressure Trump to decide whether to veto the measure. Corker said he has suggested some changes to the legislation to Menendez, who is the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations panel...

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  • Macron Administration Warns of ‘Great Violence’ in Paris From ‘Yellow Vests’
Macron Administration Warns of ‘Great Violence’ in Paris From ‘Yellow Vests’

On Wednesday, Mr Macron agreed to abandon the fuel tax hike . The French government quietly fears a Trump-led backlash against the accord could spread to other major economies whose commitment is essential to keeping the deal together. As mayor of the northern port of Le Havre he said he had felt local anger rise every year, after every election...

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  • French PM suspends planned fuel tax increases for six-month period
French PM suspends planned fuel tax increases for six-month period

Macron, a 40-year-old former investment banker and economy minister, came to office in mid-2017 promising to overhaul the French economy, revitalise growth and draw foreign investment by making the nation a more attractive place to do business.

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  • George HW Bush casket to arrive in Washington before state funeral
George HW Bush casket to arrive in Washington before state funeral

There, he will join the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facility Dog Program. The official ceremonies honoring the late George H.W. The Facebook page for the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum also shared the image. When former President Bill Clinton visited Bush in early 2018, the former presidential race opponen...

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  • Chris Dawson's family 'disappointed' over arrest for murder of Lynette
Chris Dawson's family 'disappointed' over arrest for murder of Lynette

The mystery case gained global media attention and a cult following, with The Teacher's Pet podcast trending internationally and attracting 27 million listeners around the world. Dawson's family said in a statement they had no doubt he'd be found innocent. Once he returns to NSW he will be formally interviewed by police, and is expected to be cha...

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  • Migrant caravan relocated to new shelter farther from the border
Migrant caravan relocated to new shelter farther from the border

The child that suffered a facial injury was treated by border patrol agents, according to CBP. About 800 migrants from Central American states have been detained while attempting to illegally cross the US-Mexican border, head of the Mexican National Migration Institute Tonatiuh Guillen Lopez said.

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  • Facebook internal emails published: what the new documents reveal
Facebook internal emails published: what the new documents reveal

The document, part of a larger 250-page parliamentary trove, shows what appears to be a copied-and-pasted recap of an internal chat conversation between various Facebook staffers and Kwon, who was then the company's deputy chief privacy officer and is now working as a product management director, according to his LinkedIn profile .

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  • George H.W. Bush’s funeral and memorial services plan
George H.W. Bush’s funeral and memorial services plan

Federal offices will be closed. Four men are expected to deliver eulogies. The passing of Bush, only the second president to see his son follow him to the Oval Office, has led Americans to reflect on his life of duty and service to country as a leader of the so-called "Greatest Generation".

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  • 7.5 magnitude natural disaster rattles New Caledonia, sparks tsunami concerns
7.5 magnitude natural disaster rattles New Caledonia, sparks tsunami concerns

Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the natural disaster is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will affect New Zealand. Waves of up to 3m were possible in New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Mr Rene said so far there were no reports of a tsunami or damage in the Loyalty islands.

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  • 'Zero' doubt Saudi crown prince directed Khashoggi murder: GOP senators
'Zero' doubt Saudi crown prince directed Khashoggi murder: GOP senators

In some of their strongest accusations to date, lawmakers said evidence presented by the USA spy agency overwhelmingly pointed to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's involvement in the assassination. Senator Graham is also introducing a separate resolution to officially blame the Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi's death. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) reso...

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  • Mueller Reports Michael Flynn is Singing Like a Canary
Mueller Reports Michael Flynn is Singing Like a Canary

The documents, consisting of a sentencing recommendation and a partially redacted addendum to protect ongoing investigations, state that Flynn was an important cooperator after Mueller's team reached a plea deal with the former lieutenant general, who pleaded guilty to lying to investigators in December 2017.

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  • NATO Urges Russia to Uphold Nuclear Deal After U.S. Threatens Exit
NATO Urges Russia to Uphold Nuclear Deal After U.S. Threatens Exit

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said there would now be an intense diplomatic push to try to convince Russian Federation to give up what Mr Pompeo described as "multiple battalions of the SSC-8 missiles". The NATO partners on Tuesday also held talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. "Four years ago, Russian Federation illega...

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  • Israel launches operation to cut off Hezbollah infiltration tunnels
Israel launches operation to cut off Hezbollah infiltration tunnels

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun ordered his country's armed forces and security agencies to "closely monitor" Israel's operation against Hezbollah cross-border tunnels on Tuesday, as officials on both sides of the border sought to avoid escalation.

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  • Gorbachev hails Bush for role in ending Cold War
Gorbachev hails Bush for role in ending Cold War

Bush on Saturday for his role in their country's reunification, calling him a "true friend". He served as the president from 1989 to 1993 before which he was the vice-president between 1981 to 1989. Bush. "We Europeans will forever remember this", Juncker said. One saw him shot down by Japanese anti-aircraft fire over the Pacific, leaving him t...

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  • Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress
Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

Burr, who heads the committee, wouldn't reveal Friday how many referrals his intelligence panel has made to special counsel Robert Mueller. Cohen "also provided the NYAG with documents concerning a separate open inquiry", according to the filing.

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  • UK Parliament Speaker: 'Arguable Case' Govt May Have Broken Rules Over Brexit
UK Parliament Speaker: 'Arguable Case' Govt May Have Broken Rules Over Brexit

The big season finale of the Game of Votes. British government minister Sam Gyimah quit late Friday over Prime Minister Theresa May's "naive" Brexit plan, dealing her another blow in her fight to pass it through parliament . During an unprecedented statement to the Commons, Brexiteers and pro-EU MPs also seized on an admission by the Attorney ...

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  • Kremlin defends Putin's 'high five' with Saudi crown prince
Kremlin defends Putin's 'high five' with Saudi crown prince

Mr Corbyn said: "The Prime Minister told the media she would 'sit down and be robust" with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman - the chief architect of the brutal war in Yemen which has killed 56,000 people and brought 14 million to the brink of starvation.

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  • Putin briefs Trump over Ukraine as EU leaders up pressure
Putin briefs Trump over Ukraine as EU leaders up pressure

The expert also added that "in essence, President Trump, I don't think he's ready as a leader to be able to cooperate with someone like Mr. Putin". Poroshenko urged Moscow to return the boats and the sailors, whom he described as prisoners of war.

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  • Canada, US, Mexico to sign USMCA trade deal Friday morning
Canada, US, Mexico to sign USMCA trade deal Friday morning

The facts: That may be too optimistic a read on the chances for congressional ratification of the deal. The three nations had a bitter, year-long fight over the trade pact before reaching an 11th-hour deal in October, right as the deadline hit.

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  • Canada sanctions 17 Saudis linked to Khashoggi killing
Canada sanctions 17 Saudis linked to Khashoggi killing

Former President Barack Obama relied on those authorisations to conduct a global war on terror, including the USA campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIL) in Syria. Similarly, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are competing for influence in Iraq , another battleground that is important to both the United States...

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  • Paul Caneiro: New Jersey Man Charged With Murders of Brother and Family
Paul Caneiro: New Jersey Man Charged With Murders of Brother and Family

The complaint did not disclose a motive, and a spokesman for the Monmouth County prosecutor said there would be no comment until an 11 a.m. news conference. Hours later, the blaze at the home of his brother Keith was reported about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away in Colts Neck. The woman's and the children's bodies were found severely burned insi...

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  • Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra arrive in Jodhpur for wedding
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra arrive in Jodhpur for wedding

Both will be held in different parts of the palace. YouTuber Lilly Singh, television host Anusha Dandekar and her boyfriend Karan Kundra , Priyaka's cousin Parineeti Chopra and her mother Madhu Chopra had already arrived in Jodhpur on Thursday after Priyanka and Nick .

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  • Ja/Caricom and the G20 Summit
Ja/Caricom and the G20 Summit

As for China, the only "fair deal" would be for it to open the doors to USA competition. The rising tensions have seen the two countries hit each other with tit-for-tariffs on goods worth hundreds of billions of dollars in sectors from automobiles to agriculture and energy, stymying trade and redrawing global supply chains.

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  • Saudi crown prince and Indian PM meet in Buenos Aires
Saudi crown prince and Indian PM meet in Buenos Aires

Argentine President Mauricio Macri said on Thursday that accusations against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of war crimes and torture may be discussed during the G20 summit, which starts on Friday. Those named include Saud al-Qahtani, a former assistant to the Crown Prince who was sacked in October. Several senators said they were angry...

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  • President Trump calls off G20 summit meeting with Putin
President Trump calls off G20 summit meeting with Putin

But he also said he would be getting a finalized report during his flight about Russia's recent seizure of Ukrainian vessels. President Trump on Thursday announced he is canceling a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Argentina on Saturday, but Ian Bremmer believes the two leaders will still meet o...

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  • US, China Exploring Deal to Delay More Tariffs, Start Talks
US, China Exploring Deal to Delay More Tariffs, Start Talks

The Kremlin said it had not been notified and only learned about it from the tweet. "That's in the interests not only of our two countries, it's in the interests of the whole world", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in Moscow. France fears that Mr Trump will block or eclipse any progress at the G20. PM Modi has said this while addressing the ...

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  • Australian Steer Stands at 6 Feet 3 Inches
Australian Steer Stands at 6 Feet 3 Inches

An enormous steer standing nearly two metres tall and weighing more than a small auto eats about 30kg of grass and grain a day to reach his monstrous size. He was too big for the usual processing, Pearson told ABC.Net.Au . If he wants to go for a walk, they follow, if he wants to sit down, they wait around for him to get up'.

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  • Hyde-Smith tops Espy after racially-tinged Senate campaign
Hyde-Smith tops Espy after racially-tinged Senate campaign

Senate seat. Cindy Hyde-Smith beat the African-American Democratic candidate Mike Espy with an estimated 55% share of the vote. "There are some still pretending it's not over, but sorry, it's over", Wasserman continued , adding : "The only question now is the final margin".

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  • Camp fire fully contained
Camp fire fully contained

That fire killed at least three people. So far, FEMA officials say the USA government has distributed more than $20 million in assistance for people displaced by Butte County's Camp Fire. Rain hit the area last week, helping to contain the fire, but adding to challenges in recovery efforts. The wet weather helped extinguish hot spots and en...

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  • Video Released Of The Gender Reveal Party That Caused Massive Wildfire
Video Released Of The Gender Reveal Party That Caused Massive Wildfire

The target was supposed to burst pink or blue to reveal to attendees whether Dickey and his wife were expecting a boy or a girl. It was later discovered that the shooting target contained Tannerite, a legal brand of highly explosive substance that erupts when shot by a high-velocity bullet.

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