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Russian Federation is already retaliating against new U.S. sanctions over cyberattacks

Also, by the same order, the Russian authorities have blocked the access to a holiday house near Moscow that was often enjoyed by USA embassy staff. Vladimir Putin stands in front of a statue of Russia's greatest poet, Alexander Pushkin. The school...

Zaha and Bailly in Ivory Coast ANC squad

He will potentially miss four league games, including one against relegation rivals Sunderland , and two FA Cup ties, if Ivory Coast reach the final on Feb 5. The squad also includes Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, recently recovered from ...

China's 1st aircraft carrier sails into South China Sea

Because of Trump's actions, political observers in Taiwan believe China is increasing pressure on the island nation, which China claims as its territory, even though the two countries have been ruled separately since the end of a civil war in 1949.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte Had Something Sweet for Christmas

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent Christmas with Kate's family at the Middleton home near Bucklebury instead of joining other members of the Royal family at Sandringham. The duke, the Duchess of Cambridge and their children the little Prince...

Jets coach Bowles in hospital with undisclosed illness

Here is the scoring summary from the New England Patriots' game against the New York Jets on Christmas Eve on Saturday. The Jets have started three different quarterbacks during the season, and none of them have been effective. New England (13-...

Christmas miracle: Browns get 1st win of season

Winning the game probably boosted morale a bit and it also helped the hapless Browns avoid the humiliating "Perfect Season 0-16 Parade" planned for January 7. So the Browns victory means the 2008 Detroit Lions remain the only team in National Footbal...

Russian envoy's assassin was Gulenist, says Turkey

But in Moscow, where the Kremlin has maintained that its aerial sorties and missile attacks have exclusively targeted "terrorists", Russia's Foreign Ministry called the shooting "a terrorist attack", and President Vladimir Putin called it a "provoc...

Kosovo brothers planned new attack; Berlin attacker is dead

It was not clear if there was any connection with Monday's attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people. Italian interior minister Marco Minniti announced on Friday morning that the chief suspect in the Berlin case had been shot dead by ...

President Poroshenko expresses condolences over terrorist attack in Turkey

In a statement, Erdoğan said the "separatist terrorist organisation" the PKK was responsible for Saturday's attack. An investigation to the attack is underway. No group has claimed responsibility yet for the incident. The frantic fight for surv...

Duterte unfazed by U.S. aid cut to Philippines

President. "We will continue to engage China insofar as the other aspects of our relationship is concerned - trade, investment, people-to-people contact, cooperation, infrastructure development and other such assistance that will have no strings at...

Bitter cold grips USA from Plains to New England

In the early morning hours of Saturday, the cold front will move through changing up winds, bringing in more clouds, dropping temperatures, and eventually bringing in the chance for some snow. Cold. High temperatures in the low to mid 30s. If the w...

Megan Fox eyes Poison Ivy role in Gotham City Sirens

Warner is also said to be working on a proper Suicide Squad sequel (despite mixed reviews, the first film made $750 million worldwide suggesting an appetite for another movie), as well as considering a film built around Will Smith's Deadshot .

Arctic Assault this Week with Possible Record-Breaking Cold

The jet stream that usually sweeps across the northern edge of the U.S.is forced south, bringing the cold air along with it. Heavy mountain snow and valley rain will also spread into the central Rockies by Thursday night and Friday - some locations m...

Duterte a 'murderer,' says De Lima

Duterte said, CNN reported Wednesday". "When he knew it, he made me stop and he said, 'The first thing you would lose is your cognitive ability'". Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said De Lima or any person can file an impeachment complaint against the Pr...

Robin Thicke gives emotional tribute to father Alan Thicke

The Los Angeles Times reports that his death was confirmed by Robin's publicist, who said he died of a heart attack as he was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. Leonardo DiCaprio, who appeared on the final season of the show, shar...

Facebook Introduces Live 360 Videos

If you want to use Instagram Live Video Streaming, here's what you need to know. In a similar manner to how videos disappear from Snapchat after a certain amount of time has elapsed, Instagram Live Videos will disappear after 24 hours; alternat...

Nodetitle: Electors obligated to vote their conscience

This program found over 1 million such voters, although it was so riddled with problems that many states stopped using it. Minnesota's results, with one presidential vote for John Edwards, were announced in Congress. In Chiafalo's view, the "bi...

Korea military drill targets South's presidential office

China's Commerce Ministry said it will put a temporary ban on imports of North Korean coal as part of a UN Security Council resolution meant to deter Pyongyang from pursuing its nuclear weapons programme. At a joint news conference, Yun said the la...

Carter says 3 key Islamic State militants killed in Syria

The Pentagon named two of the militants as Salah Gourmat and Sammy Djedou and said both men were involved with facilitating the 2015 machinegun and suicide bomb attacks on the Bataclan music hall, Paris bars and restaurants, and the Stade de France f...

Super Falcons protest may extend beyond Eid-l Maulud Festival

But since returning from Cameroon, the team is yet to be hosted or rewarded for their achievement, with sports minister Solomon Dalung strangely admitting that the defending champions and Africa's No.1 women's team were not expected to win.

Suspected vehicle bomb wounds 'at least 20' outside Besiktas stadium

If it is responsible for the attack today, it could be a product of the fact the terrorist organization is getting increasingly desperate. Two explosions outside Istanbul's Besiktas football stadium on Saturday evening local time have killed 13 p...

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake off Northern California

The quake was first reported with a 6.9 magnitude but downgraded to 6.5. The quake rumbled 157 km (97 mi) W of Ferndale, California, 166 km (102 mi) W of Fortuna, California, 168 km (104 mi) W of Eureka, California, 176 km (109 mi) WSW of Arcata,...

"Rogue One" director Gareth Edwards has a cameo in the film

That said, the Force - a metaphysical power closely associated with Jedi - will still play a prominent role in the movie, as a tool to explore the strained politics between user, believers and the Galactic Empire , director Gareth Edwards revealed...

Thousands mourn beloved leader Jayalalithaa in south India

Panneerselvam and Sasikala with Prime Minister Narendra Modi beside Jayalalithaa's body. Lakhs of grieving men and women on Tuesday bid a tearful adieu to J Jayalalithaa, the charismatic Chief Minister who held sway over Tamil Nadu politics for...

Mocked for his tweets, Trump fires back -- on Twitter

It's going to be a long four years. Release your tax returns and I'll stop. But Baldwin's Trump responds: "Actually, that's not why I do it". Morton himself jumped on the opportunity to capitalize on his 15 minutes of fame by responding to Trum...

Populist lawmaker Wilders convicted of anti-Moroccan chants

Observers say rather than hurting the controversial lawmaker, his trial has boosted his popularity among Dutch voters, anxious about the influx of immigrants and driven by eurosceptic sentiments. It convicted him of insulting a group and incitement t...

Megaphone Reps Electors Planning Not to Vote for Trump

A Republican member of the Electoral College from MI has created a website urging Donald Trump supporters to rally electors around the president-elect. "One of the most inspiring things about this entire process is how we have encountered such pa...

USA court sides with Samsung over patent battle with Apple

The court ruled that Samsung would not have to cough up hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties for copying a design of the iPhone on its Galaxy phones. Meanwhile, Samsung said the ruling is a "victory for Samsung and for all those who pro...

'Frantic' Search For Survivors After Earthquake In Indonesia Kills Nearly 100

Gen. Tatang Sulaiman said four people were also pulled from the rubble alive , according to The Telegraph . Indonesia sits on the "Ring of Fire", hence earthquakes and volcanic eruptions frequently transpire in the country. He said five of the qu...

Rescuers search rubble after deadly quake in Indonesia

Additional medical personal have been sent to the region after the local Pidie Jaya hospital was damaged in the quake, which struck just as many residents were preparing for early morning prayers. The Indonesian Red Cross deployed emergency response ...

Thousands of supporters mourn death of 'Amma'

Jayalalithaa , an actress-turned-politician, was hospitalised since September 22, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday and passed away on Monday night in Chennai at the age of 68. I am saddened by the news of the demise of the honourable Chief Minis...

Italian leader tells Renzi to stick to his job

Before the referendum, most commentators, and financial markets, assumed that even if Renzi lost and resigned, a temporary unelected government would be installed to tide Italy over until the end of parliament's term in 2018. The size of the "No" v...

Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

In addition to the murder and child cruelty charges, Harris was convicted on multiple charges of dissemination of harmful materials to minors relating to his sexting with underage girls. Staley added an additional 32 years to the life sentence, a mea...

Teenager brings guns to school, but his parents disarm him

At least one parent said his son was nervous, but he felt a sense of reassurance because of the police response. What could have ended in tragedy when a student brought two guns into a Utah school Thursday morning was averted thanks to the teen...

IS attack breaches militiamen's defenses in northern Iraq

On Sunday two militants tried to attack army barracks in the western province of Anbar. "Over four hours, they launched more than 200 mortars", Hatem said. Carter did not say how the recapture could be completed before January 20 in the face of res...

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Russian Federation blocks Kerch Strait amid confrontation with Ukraine

Noteworthy, the Russians enforced the blockade dispatching also Su-25 Frogfoot attack planes , which were spotted overflying the bridge area several times. State Department in Aug...

May defends draft Brexit deal

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said earlier this week that his government "cannot accept" Gibraltar's future being determined by negotiations at the European Union level. S...

US man wrote 'God sheltered me' before trip turned deadly

Life went by for thousands of years and the first contact with the tribe was made by Chinese and Arabian explorers around 1,000 years ago but the visitors, who described the nati...

James Comey Resists Closed-Door Congress Interview on FBI Actions

Got a subpoena from House Republicans . "But I will resist a "closed door" thing because I've seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion", he wrote in a Thanksgiving Da...

USA intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

Turkey has said the murder was carried out by a team of Saudis who travelled to Istanbul for that objective . Khashoggi was a Washington Post columnist living in Virginia who w...

White House restores CNN reporter's pass but unveils new rules for journalists

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly on Friday ruled that Acosta's credentials had to be restored, at least temporarily, because the White House failed to follow due process when ...

May appoints new Brexit secretary

He added: "I think that whatever deal, when we see various different organisations and groups talk about different ways of leaving the EU - Norway, Canada, all of these things - wh...

1 dead, dozens injured in French fuel taxes protests

At a blockade in the southeastern department of Savoie, a driver panicked when protesters surrounded her vehicle and she accelerated, hitting and killing a female demonstrator, Fr...

I answered Mueller questions ‘very easily’

He told reporters in the Oval Office Friday that he - and not his lawyers - wrote the answers and that it "didn't take very long to do them". Trump met with his private lawye...

Michelle Obama snuck out the White House to celebrate marriage equality

At first, Obama was skeptical - "So, you want me to just look at those cards and read what you've said?" she asked - but she quickly came around to the bit. "Because that's what ...

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Republican Kevin McCarthy to become next House minority leader

Republican Kevin McCarthy to become next House minority leader

Last week Jordan, a member of the Freedom Caucus, announced he would run against McCarthy for the position. In the wake of Democrat control, McCarthy is being praised for his...

The Johnny Bobbitt story was a scam from the start

The Johnny Bobbitt story was a scam from the start

Watch the video above for the latest in this developing story, or refresh for updates . The New Jersey couple who raised $400,000 through GoFundMe for a homeless man who, they s...

More lake effect snow coming this week

More lake effect snow coming this week

It will be chilly on Monday with highs only in the mid-to-upper-40s. Highs Tuesday are expected to climb to the low 30s Tuesday in the Kansas City area. Tuesday night , our...

For many California wildfire evacuees, there's nothing left to return to

For many California wildfire evacuees, there's nothing left to return to

Drought conditions have increasingly affected the state over the past decade, causing erratic fire behavior and making efforts to contain the flames much more hard . U.S. authorit...

Woolsey fire forces evacuation of Malibu

Woolsey fire forces evacuation of Malibu

The Butte County Sheriff's office said the victims had been burned to death in their cars and could not immediately be identified. No injuries were officially reported, but sh...