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Esteri Three Things to Watch as Partial Government Shutdown Plods On
Author: 0 Three Things to Watch as Partial Government Shutdown Plods On

As the government shutdown entered its fourth day and expected to stretch at least well into the week, the president said the US must have "a wall, a fence, whatever they want to call it". Roughly 420,000 workers were deemed essential and were working unpaid, while another 380,000 were furloughed, meaning they'll stay home without pay.

Esteri Trump, first lady in Iraq for surprise visit with troops
Author: 0 Trump, first lady in Iraq for surprise visit with troops

Mr Trump and his wife made a visit to al-Asad airbase to meet military personnel in the base's restaurant. Mr. Trump made the long journey to Iraq a week after ordering the pullout of 2,000 USA troops from neighboring Syria - a highly controversial decision that led Defense Secretary James Mattis to resign.

Esteri Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ChrisD.ca
Author: 0 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ChrisD.ca

A season of love, a season of sharing, a season of blessing. Not the traditional carols, obviously, but the modern, more or less secular songs like "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "White Christmas". For our part, we have tried to perform even better than a year ago, and with the total redesign, along with a strengthening our team with new editors, we believe we have accomplished that, at least for the most part.

Esteri People injured as natural disaster strikes Sicily day after Mount Etna eruption
Author: 0 People injured as natural disaster strikes Sicily day after Mount Etna eruption

Italy's Catania airport resumed full operations a day after an ash cloud from Mount Etna's latest eruption forced it to shut down, while fiery red lava could be seen shooting from the volcano in eastern Sicily on Tuesday. Additionally, 18 other people went to local hospitals suffering from panic attacks or shock, news reports said. Smoke rises over the city of Catania during an eruption of the Mount Etna, Dec 24, 2018.

Esteri Sicily's Mount Etna spews ash from new fracture
Author: 0 Sicily's Mount Etna spews ash from new fracture

Following the eruption, a huge column of ash and black clouds of smoke covered the sky prompting the closure of Catania airport on Sicily's eastern coast. Hikers were brought down from higher elevations to 1,900 meters (6,230 feet) for their safety. Eruptions are fairly frequent occurrences at Mount Etna , with the last large eruption taking place in 2009, according to the INGV.

Esteri Morocco Police Thwart Terror Plot While Probing Female Hiker Carnage
Author: 0 Morocco Police Thwart Terror Plot While Probing Female Hiker Carnage

The man was arrested in Marrakech, Morocco's largest tourist hub, and police were hunting other individuals identified as suspects. The killings shocked Moroccans as much as those in Denmark and Norway. Referring to the nine other suspects arrested on Friday, he said their arrests "spared Morocco a terrorist plot". Although four suspects pledged their allegiance to ISIS, Moroccan investigators believe they were lone wolves not acting on behalf of ISIS.

Esteri Missing Princess Latifa is at home, Gov.releases pictures
Author: 0 Missing Princess Latifa is at home, Gov.releases pictures

The princess, daughter of UAE prime minister and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, detailed her oppressive upbringing in a 40-minute video that was released by campaigners following her capture. Amid official silence over her fate, former French spy and dual US citizen Jean-Pierre Hervé Jaubert told the British newspaper that he had helped Sheikha Latifa in her attempt to flee to the United States.

Esteri Some residents return to evacuated Sydney high-rise
Author: 0 Some residents return to evacuated Sydney high-rise

About 3,000 people were evacuated from the 34-storey building and surrounding areas after the alarm was raised about 2:45pm on Christmas Eve. But many people claimed they have been left in the dark, having received no information from emergency crews about when they might be able to return home.

Esteri Horowitz: Mattis Resignation on Principle Sounds Clarion Call
Author: 0 Horowitz: Mattis Resignation on Principle Sounds Clarion Call

Obama removed Mattis as head of US Central Command in 2013 because of what officials at the time said were perceived to be his hawkish views on Iran. Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone on Sunday and "agreed to ensure coordination between their countries' military, diplomatic and other officials to avoid a power vacuum which could result following any abuse of the withdrawal and transition phase in Syria", Erdogan said in a statement.

Esteri Court: Justice Ginsburg up and working after surgery
Author: 0 Court: Justice Ginsburg up and working after surgery

A spokeswoman for the court also told the AP that Ginsburg remained in NY at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on Sunday. Ginsburg has battled cancer before, but her diagnosis seems optimist since no further treatment has been planned, and there's now no evidence of any remaining disease.

Esteri Donald Trump tells Democrats 'it's wall or nothing' amid United States government shutdown
Author: 0 Donald Trump tells Democrats 'it's wall or nothing' amid United States government shutdown

Though Trump's Twitter tirades usually trigger the trolls, that last one brought up a multitude of call-backs to the president's cameo in 1992's Christmas comedy 'Home Alone 2: Lost in NY'. "I can tell you it's not going to be open until we have a wall, a fence , whatever they want to call it". "Many of those workers have said to me - communicated - stay out until you get the funding for the wall", Trump said, speaking to reporters after a teleconference to offer holiday greetings to USA ...

Esteri Israeli attack near Syrian capital wounds 3 soldiers
Author: 0 Israeli attack near Syrian capital wounds 3 soldiers

Minutes earlier, Syrian state media said its own air defenses had opened fire on " enemy targets ", shooting them down, in what was reported to be an Israeli airstrike. Israel has previously carried out several bombings in Syria against what it says are Iranian military targets and advanced arms deliveries to Hezbollah , the Iranian-backed Lebanese group, both enemies of the Jewish state.

Esteri China accuses Britain, EU of hypocrisy over detained Canadians
Author: 0 China accuses Britain, EU of hypocrisy over detained Canadians

The day ends with U.S. President Donald Trump telling Reuters in an interview that he would "certainly intervene" in Meng's case "if I thought it was necessary" to help forge a trade deal with China. The Canadians were acting at the request of the USA, which wants her extradicted. Ms. Freeland said on Saturday that Chinese authorities have not explicitly told their Canadian counterparts that the arrests of the two were a tit-for-tat reprisal for the detention of Ms.

Author: 0 White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

Asked what he would do if House Democrats send him a funding bill without wall funding in January, Trump said that his political opponents would be engaging in "presidential harassment" when they take over the House of Representatives, an apparent reference to Democrats' plans to conduct oversight of the Trump administration and investigate his family business and finances.

Esteri Trump takes calls from children who want to find Santa Claus
Author: 0 Trump takes calls from children who want to find Santa Claus

Terrence O' Shaughnessy , commander NORAD and U.S. Northern Command. 'Well, you just enjoy yourself, ' US President Donald Trump told a seven-year-old boy during one of his Santa Tracker phone calls. On most days NORAD observes airplanes, missiles and space launches. NORAD's Santa tracker followers the man in red on his Christmas Eve voyage. In the past, some of Santa's helpers included former first lady Michelle Obama, who answered calls for more than six years running.

Esteri 8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in US custody on Christmas
Author: 0 8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in US custody on Christmas

CBP reports the child was diagnosed with a common cold and a fever and was released the afternoon of December 24 with prescriptions for amoxicillin and ibuprofen. The border agency has not yet said when the father and son entered the United States or how long they were detained, saying only in its statement that the boy had been "previously apprehended".

Esteri Trump, Erdogan vow to avoid Syria power vacuum
Author: 0 Trump, Erdogan vow to avoid Syria power vacuum

Trump on Saturday said that the jihadist group "is largely defeated". Reports suggest United States forces will leave within 60 to 100 days. Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the YPG must not benefit from USA withdrawal.

Esteri Tracking rain for Christmas Eve night into Christmas Morning
Author: 0 Tracking rain for Christmas Eve night into Christmas Morning

If you've been dreaming of a white Christmas, there's hope your dream will come true. Vallier-Talbot doesn't anticipate any snow on Tuesday. The trough will dig into the Great Basin early next week and will continue to bring isolated light showers to the higher elevations.

Esteri Turkey warns France 'no benefit' in protecting Syrian Kurd militia
Author: 0 Turkey warns France 'no benefit' in protecting Syrian Kurd militia

The problem is that Turkey also views Kurdish forces allied with both the USA and Israel as terrorists , and experts are convinced that the Turkish military will soon engage the Kurds. Youssef Hammoud, spokesperson for the Syrian opposition fighters, accused the US -backed Kurdish militia of reaching out to the Syrian government to replace USA troops if they withdraw.

Esteri Children still able to track Santa despite United States shutdown
Author: 0 Children still able to track Santa despite United States shutdown

The time has come again to follow Santa Claus on his journey as he delivers presents around the world. While Santa Claus himself may be sovereign, the people who work behind the scenes to track his movements in real time are not. The US government's shutdown may have ruined Christmas for almost a million adults but children will still be able to call Father Christmas to tell him how good they have been.

Esteri Winter Storm Still On Track To Hit Minnesota After Christmas
Author: 0 Winter Storm Still On Track To Hit Minnesota After Christmas

Youngsters going to bed on Christmas Eve Monday may worry that clouds and flurries will hamper Santa's delivery of their Super Smash Bros. "Exactly how much snow we get remains in question, but it won't be as much as our neighbors to the west and north, where upwards of 6" or more look likely.

Esteri US judge orders North Korea to pay over $700M in student's death
Author: 0 US judge orders North Korea to pay over $700M in student's death

As you might imagine, this is little more than a symbolic victory for Warmbier's parents. It is somewhat inevitable that judge Howell's fiery words are likely to miss their target alongside the court's default judgment, considering the fact that North Korea has very few, if any, assets which the USA government could seize in order to enforce the payments, and that the Korean's themselves are rather unlikely to show up in court for an alternative punishment.

Esteri Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney ‘cracking’ tower
Author: 0 Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney ‘cracking’ tower

HUNDREDS of residents have been evacuated from a brand new 36-storey apartment block in Sydney, after "cracking noises" sparked fears the tower could collapse. One woman sitting stranded at the park said: "It's Christmas, I just want to go home". An email to residents of a nearby apartment block said the evacuation had been ordered because "there is a potential for the tower to collapse", according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

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