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Esteri President Trump outlines need for southern border wall amid funding battle
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After remaining publicly silent on the shutdown through much of the morning, Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to say that he was "in the White House, working hard". Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia - a state bordering the USA capital that is home to many federal employees - urged Mr Trump in a letter yesterday to push immediate action to end the shutdown, saying it "inflicts real harm" on workers.

Esteri Order Signed for US Military's Controversial Syria Exit
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks on Saturday. Erdogan has vowed to dislodge the USA -backed Kurdish YPG fighters from along its border with Syria. "We should not forget ... what we owe to those who died on the ground fighting terrorism", he said, referring to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

Esteri Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held town in northern Syria
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Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes in Syria against what it says are Iranian military targets and advanced weapons deliveries to Hezbollah . Erdogan said he'd "provide all kinds of support to the United States, its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally" in the anti-terrorism campaign in Syria , according to a readout of the call published by Turkey.

Esteri Santa tracker will still run despite US government shutdown
Author: 0 Santa tracker will still run despite US government shutdown

On Dec. 24, children can call or text 1-877-Hi-NORAD for Santa's up-to-date location. NORAD has been tracking Santa's annual gift deliveries for over 60 years on its own website and is an all-volunteer run program that, much like Santa, carries on no matter the political climate or inclement winter weather.

Esteri Russian deploys warship to Azov Sea
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Volsky said there is "no doubt" that the construction of the Kerch Bridge (between Crimea and Krasnodar region) was the target of Ukraine's main provocations. "The term of martial law depends on the Russian Federation", he said. "We are seeing an increase in the intensity of operational and combat training measures, and all of them, as a rule, are offensive in nature", he said.

Esteri U.S. President Trump Defends Decision for Syria Troop Pull Out
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Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria - as well as reduce forces in Afghanistan - led U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to quit in disagreement. "I very deeply regret the decision [the US] made on Syria", Macron said. A senior Kurdish politician on Friday called on France to play a larger role in Syria following Trump's decision to withdraw USA troops. The decision was widely regarded as the last straw for the resignation of Mattis on Thursday.

Esteri Tsunami strikes without warning, killing 222 in Indonesia
Author: 0 Tsunami strikes without warning, killing 222 in Indonesia

More than 1,100 people were killed. The waves struck with no warning, destroying many buildings. Horrifying TV footage showed the seconds when waves hit a concert at the event and washed away the set where local rock band Seventeen was performing.

Esteri Snow to spread through Great Lakes, northeastern United States prior to Christmas
Author: 0 Snow to spread through Great Lakes, northeastern United States prior to Christmas

For those wonder if we will have a white Christmas, the potential still exists! 'Bing Crosby famously dreamt of it, while movies, advent calendars and Christmas cards are all decorated with snow-filled scenes of a white Christmas. Odds of a white Christmas in any given year. The Met Office said: "Christmas is only at the beginning of the period when it's likely to snow". Partly-mostly sunny skies break out along with dry conditions.

Esteri U.S. government shutdown enters 2nd day, set to last through Christmas
Author: 0 U.S. government shutdown enters 2nd day, set to last through Christmas

Mulvaney sent agency heads a memorandum telling them to "execute plans for an orderly shutdown ". He predicted it could extend into January, when Democrats will assume control of the House based on their midterm election gains. "Unfortunately, we're still very far apart ". Building a wall to keep migrants from entering the United States illegally was a central plank of Trump's presidential campaign, but Democrats are vehemently opposed and have rejected his funding request.

Esteri Syria sends reinforcements east after Trump's pullout plan
Author: 0 Syria sends reinforcements east after Trump's pullout plan

On Saturday (Sunday NZT) Trump tweeted: "When I became President, Isis was going wild". "For over a year, Mattis has been trying to reassure congressional leaders that he could help check some of Trump's impulses, in part by intervening in the nuclear chain of command", the Washington Post's Bruce Blair and Jon Wolfsthal explained.

Esteri U.S. plan to cut troop size in Afghanistan stuns diplomats, Kabul
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There are two reasons why Trump's impulsive decision to withdraw from Afghanistan points towards a United States foreign policy in shambles. But, they cautioned, he could always reverse course. Dawn news agency quoted Qureshi as saying that Pakistan has also released some prisoners so that "an enabling environment" favorable to the talks can be created.

Esteri US Supreme Court rejects Trump request to enforce asylum ban
Author: 0 US Supreme Court rejects Trump request to enforce asylum ban

On Nov. 9, Trump declared that the United States would refuse to grant asylum for anyone who did not enter the country through one of its official ports of entry. "Just as we may not, as we are often reminded, 'legislate from the bench, ' neither may the Executive legislate from the Oval Office", Judge Jay Bybee, a President George W.

Esteri Fiance accused of killing Colorado woman missing for month
Author: 0 Fiance accused of killing Colorado woman missing for month

Court documents are now sealed in the case. The couple's daughter, Kaylee, had been staying with Frazee, but is now in protective custody, De Young said. Police have said Frazee was the last person to see Berreth alive. Kelsey Berreth was last seen in near her home Woodland Park, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Florissant.

Esteri Unclear how USA would get money from border wall GoFundMe
Author: 0 Unclear how USA would get money from border wall GoFundMe

Maybe he said the southern border needed a big, lovely mall'. A U.S. Department of Homeland Security report put the cost at $21.6 billion. To continue to push for a border wall in the face of that, then - "leads me to believe that this big push for the wall is just resentment toward brown people", Clymer told McClatchy.

Esteri Canadian ex-diplomat held in China denied access to lawyers: ICG
Author: 0 Canadian ex-diplomat held in China denied access to lawyers: ICG

The United States on Friday defended the arrest of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer, who was taken into custody by Canadian authorities on behest of the US early this month. Freeland said in the bilingual briefing Saturday. Kovrig and Spavor are among some 200 Canadians who are now being detained in China for various infractions, a federal official confirmed, noting that that number has remained "relatively stable" in recent days.

Esteri READ: Bill Barr's 19-Page Memo Ripping Mueller Probe
Author: 0 READ: Bill Barr's 19-Page Memo Ripping Mueller Probe

Barr added that if the Justice Department was going to "take down a democratically elected President, it is imperative to the health of our system and to our national cohesion that any claim of wrongdoing is solidly based on evidence of a real crime-not a debatable one".

Esteri House Speaker Ryan holds media availability
Author: 0 House Speaker Ryan holds media availability

It was a closing burst of wrath in the final days of the Republican-majority House. It was unclear how much money they planned to allocate, and if it would provide any funds specifically for the president's long-promised wall along the southern border.

Esteri UK Police arrest 4 stowaways from Nigeria
Author: 0 UK Police arrest 4 stowaways from Nigeria

They were said to be calling on the crew to navigate closer to the coast. Mr Kyprianou confirmed that no one had been injured and that authorities planned to board the ship the end the situation peacefully. "The crew are now locked in the bridge". The vessel was loaded with earth-moving equipment and trucks but is licensed to carry extremely risky cargo, according to Grimaldi spokesman Paul Kyprianou.

Esteri Fiancé of missing woman arrested for her murder
Author: 0 Fiancé of missing woman arrested for her murder

Last week, police conducted a search of Frazee's 35-acre ranch in the Crystal Peaks Ranches subdivision in Teller County, Colorado. "As you can tell by the arrest , sadly, we do not believe Kelsey is still alive", Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young said Friday during a press conference .

Esteri US Indicts Chinese Nationals Over Global Hack Campaign
Author: 0 US Indicts Chinese Nationals Over Global Hack Campaign

China has called the accusations "slanderous" and "fabricate rumours". Within hours of USA prosecutors charging two Chinese nationals with computer hacking attacks on a wide range of American government agencies and corporations and accusing China of trying to overtake the U.S.as the world's superpower, Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Friday issued a strongly-worded joint statement condemning China.

Esteri North Korea’s Human Rights Emerge as Issue as Nuclear Talks Stall
Author: 0 North Korea’s Human Rights Emerge as Issue as Nuclear Talks Stall

On June 12 in Singapore , North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump signed a vaguely worded pledge to "work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". It also stressed that Pyongyang continues to fear attempts at regime change by the USA should it relinquish its nuclear weapons. "And when referring to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, it should be understood that this means removing all nuclear threats, not only from North and South ...

Esteri Fed Raises Rates Despite Trump Attacks, Stocks Tank
Author: 0 Fed Raises Rates Despite Trump Attacks, Stocks Tank

No longer will the Fed be able to signal weeks in advance the near-certainty of a shift in rates. For now, most U.S. economic barometers are still showing strength. And Powell is acknowledging that forecasting rate hikes has become tougher in this environment. Despite the losses, David Kelly, the chief global strategist for JPMorgan Funds, said the market will ultimately react to the health of the economy.

Esteri US defense chief quits as Trump pulls from Syria, Afghanistan
Author: 0 US defense chief quits as Trump pulls from Syria, Afghanistan

Neighbor Pakistan, who has been harshly criticized by Trump for not doing enough to bring the Taliban to the table, had warned that a sudden departure of US troops would result in chaos in Afghanistan and destabilize the region. It is clear that the current US administration does not have the appetite or endurance to see through a political end to the war that would avoid this.

Esteri United States government shutdown begins as Trump and Democrats negotiate on border wall
Author: 0 United States government shutdown begins as Trump and Democrats negotiate on border wall

The shutdown, scheduled for midnight, would disrupt government operations and leave hundreds of thousands of federal workers furloughed or forced to work without pay just days before Christmas . Trump postponed the start of what was to have been a 16-day golfing vacation at his private resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday and remained in Washington instead.

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