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Global Norway billionaire's wife Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen being held for ransom
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Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, 68, has been missing since October 31, chief investigator Tommy Broeske said on Wednesday, with police saying she was abducted "against her will". "A ransom demand and serious threats have been issued", inspector Tommy Broske told reporters. "Despite a broad and extensive investigation , we need more information", he continued.

Global U.S. officials head to China for high-level trade talks next week - Beijing
Author: 0 U.S. officials head to China for high-level trade talks next week - Beijing

In December, they agreed to stop trading tariffs for a few months. Shares in Apple slid nearly 10% after it announced late on Wednesday that it was trimming its sales forecast for the most recent quarter. They criticize his tactics but echo US complaints about Chinese industrial policy and market barriers. "We know what sort of changes we need", White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said in an interview with Fox Business on Friday.

Global Trump wants safe withdrawal of USA troops from Syria - White House
Author: 0 Trump wants safe withdrawal of USA troops from Syria - White House

Ibrahim Kalın, a spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan , said following Bolton's remarks that any allegation that Turkey is targeting Kurds is "irrational". They are from dozens of different nationalities and include a significant contingent from France, the main United States partner in the coalition assisting Kurdish forces.

Global U.S. issues new China travel warning | Apparel Industry News | just-style
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December 9: China summons the American ambassador to China to lodge similar complaints about Meng's case and demand the US rescind the order for her arrest. "China's a very large and substantive trading partner and we have to try to cool the temperature now and get back to some semblance of normal relations with this important partner", he said.

Global President Trump’s border patrol entourage is an instant meme
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Mr. Trump says he won't accept any bill that doesn't include new money for border wall construction - though he's signaled he may be willing to come down from his $5 billion request. McConnell, who went back to the Capitol, unaware of the press conference, said it was encouraging that the White House officials and the congressional contingent would meet over the weekend "to see if they can reach an agreement and then punt it back to us for final sign off".

Global Dem Plans Impeachment Articles for Trump
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Rob Bishop, John Curtis and Chris Stewart - voted for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy , R-Calif. Trump says people then couldn't enter unless they were a "champion pole vaulter". Instead, Trump repeatedly pushed for the $5.6 billion he has demanded. "I think that is an open discussion in terms of the law". "The Democrats know they can't win based on all of the achievements of 'Trump, ' so they are going all out on the desperately needed Wall and Border Security - and Presidential ...

Global US fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants
Author: 0 US fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants

Fox & Friends reminded viewers of the current conflict unfolding on the Southern U.S. border featuring yet another skirmish between American border patrol and migrants reportedly trying to illegally scale a border wall near Tijuana. Shortly after the New Year began, dozens of migrants stood on a hill from which they could see U.S. border agents, who watched them closely. Per use of force policy, the incident will be reviewed by the Border Patrol's Office of Professional Responsibility.

Global Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right president takes office in Brazil
Author: 0 Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right president takes office in Brazil

Bolsonaro has said he wants closer ties with the USA and Israel, breaking with decades of center-left policies which sought to position Brazil as a Latin American power nurturing relations with all countries. He has courted US President Donald Trump , a politician he admires and emulates. Also like Trump, the brash Bolsonaro has ruffled feathers both at home and overseas with his unequivocal support for Israel and his promise to move Brazil's embassy to Jerusalem.

Global House Democrats have a plan to re-open government
Author: 0 House Democrats have a plan to re-open government

The White House would have to notify Congress if it wanted to cut or reallocate aid, which could delay or complicate the process. Graham's use of the term "metaphor" might be a strategy to give the president a way out of his ultimatum to Congress, which was to give him billions of dollars for his wall or he won't sign a spending bill to reopen the government.

Global Trump threatens to shutdown U.S. border with Mexico
Author: 0 Trump threatens to shutdown U.S. border with Mexico

In his almost two years in office, Mr Trump has fired or forced out six Cabinet officials, shuffled two others into different posts and seen the most high-profile woman in his administration announce her resignation. While Pelosi sips on festive cocktails served in coconut-cups, her staff are issuing press statements about how the Democrats will swiftly end the Trump Shutdown.

Global Saudi king demotes FM in revamp seen as whitewash
Author: 0 Saudi king demotes FM in revamp seen as whitewash

King Salman also named Prince Abdullah bin Bandar, son of Prince Bandar Al Saud, who once served as Saudi ambassador to Washington, the new head of the National Guard and announced the hiring of several security intelligence officials. Mr Assaf was detained briefly in the Crown Prince's anti-corruption crackdown last year but was released within weeks of his detention at Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel last year.

Global Erdogan invites Trump to Turkey amid Syria pullout
Author: 0 Erdogan invites Trump to Turkey amid Syria pullout

The PKK, which has waged an insurgency against Turkey since 1984, is blacklisted as a terrorist organization by Ankara and its Western allies. The PKK is blacklisted as a terror group by Ankara, the USA and the European Union. Officials from northern Syria, who went to Moscow last week, will soon make another trip, hoping Russian Federation will push Damascus to "fulfill its sovereign duty", top Kurdish politician Aldar Xelil told Reuters .

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

Four days into the shutdown, Mr. Trump has attempted to negotiate, but it's not clear there's been any movement from Democrats, as both sides begin to ponder a shutdown that could last into the new year. A fourth of the federal government shut down Saturday because of the failure by the President and congressional Democrats to agree on funding to build the border wall, for which he has demanded $5 billion.

Global Israel strikes weapons depot near Damascus, says Syria
Author: 0 Israel strikes weapons depot near Damascus, says Syria

Syrian Air Defenses intercepted and downed "a number of hostile targets" over the western countryside of Damascus on Tuesday, according to the Syrian state-run news agency SANA . The Hezbollah leaders were on their way to a conference in Iran, according to Newsweek . There was no confirmation from the Israeli military of an attack on Syria.

Global Migrant child dies in Border Patrol custody; second in a month
Author: 0 Migrant child dies in Border Patrol custody; second in a month

The agency said in a statement that one of their agents saw the boy had a cough and "glossy eyes" on Monday evening, prompting him to be hospitalized on Christmas Eve. "I was like, 'wow, ' I was shocked", Collman told The Post and Courier of Charleston , describing her call with Trump. An eight-year-old migrant boy has died in USA government custody.

Global At Least the Government Shutdown Won't Cancel Santa
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Nick's journey during the Christmas Eve. But that number was a misprint: It actually routed children to the director of operations at a Colorado Springs facility of NORAD's predecessor organization, CONAD ( Continental Air Defense Command ).

Global Israel Uneasy Amid Reports That Trump 'Surrendered' Syria to Turkey
Author: 0 Israel Uneasy Amid Reports That Trump 'Surrendered' Syria to Turkey

USA troops have been in Syria working with a Kurdish militia to fight the Islamic State terrorist organization. Plans for the troop withdrawal will now be overseen by Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan , who Trump on Sunday said would replace Mattis starting January 1.

Global John Roberts Sides with Liberal Justices, Upholds Block on Trump's 'Asylum Ban'
Author: 0 John Roberts Sides with Liberal Justices, Upholds Block on Trump's 'Asylum Ban'

Administration officials said Trump had the authority to institute the new rule in the same way he had authority to implement a travel ban to people from majority Muslim countries. The government told the justices that if Tigar's order stays in place while the appeal moves through the federal courts, it will frustrate "a coordinated effort by the President, the Attorney General, and the Secretary to re-establish sovereign control over the southern border, reduce illegal and risky border ...

Global Government shutdown 2018: What will close and who still needs to work
Author: 0 Government shutdown 2018: What will close and who still needs to work

But at the 11th hour, Donald Trump succumbed to pressure from his far right-wing base and chose to shut down the government for a $5 billion down payment on his vanity wall. The memorial itself is closed until March for repairs to the loading dock, but visitors are still being taken on a narrated harbor tour of Battleship Row and the surrounding area.

Global Fiancé of missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth arrested
Author: 0 Fiancé of missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth arrested

Frazee was being held at the Teller County Jail. Frazee has been booked on a charge of first-degree murder and solicitation of first-degree murder, but officials explained it may be about 10 days before he is formally charged, according to Dan May, attorney general for Colorado's 4th Judicial District.

Global Struggle in House on bill to avoid looming federal shutdown
Author: 0 Struggle in House on bill to avoid looming federal shutdown

Even if DHS were temporarily left without funding , though, it would not materially impact border security, because Border Patrol and ICE agents would nearly certainly still be required to report for work. He calls it "a simple measure" to show that Republicans are governing. Schumer said Democrats oppose Trump's border demands because the wall is "inefficient" and because Trump, as a candidate, promised that Mexico would pay for it, which Mexico has refused to do.

Global Japan to buy more stealth jets to resist China, Russia
Author: 0 Japan to buy more stealth jets to resist China, Russia

Strengthening the U.S. -Japan alliance is more important than ever for Japan's national security as challenges with China, cybersecurity and elsewhere continue to evolve, according to new defense guidelines approved Tuesday by the Cabinet. Japan's government also announced Tuesday that it will, over the next decade, buy 42 such fighter jets, with the F35B widely considered the likeliest candidate.

Global Der Spiegel says top journalist faked stories for years
Author: 0 Der Spiegel says top journalist faked stories for years

Other tainted articles that won or were nominated for awards involved Iraqi children kidnapped by ISIS and Syrian orphans forced into a Turkish sweatshop . On Monday, Michele Anderson and Jake Krohn published " Der Spiegel journalist messed with the wrong small town ", an English-language debunking of " Where they pray for Trump on Sundays ", a Relotius hit piece about their town of Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Global Unidentified third Canadian detained in China
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Michael Kovrig , a diplomat on leave from his post in Hong Kong, and Michael Spavor , entrepreneur who helped organize tourist trips to North Korea, were seized by Chinese state security officers nine days after Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was taken into custody on Canada's Pacific coast.

Global Trump Agrees To Shut Down His Charity Accused Of
Author: 0 Trump Agrees To Shut Down His Charity Accused Of "Shocking" Illegalities

President Trump has agreed to shut down his embattled personal charity and give away its remaining funds amid allegations that he used it for his personal and political benefit, the NY attorney general announced Tuesday. And while donors to the Eric Trump Foundation were told their money was going to help sick kids, more than $500,000 was re-donated to other charities, many of which were connected to Trump family members or interests, including at least four groups that subsequently paid ...

Global Sanctions will block path to peace, warns North Korea
Author: 0 Sanctions will block path to peace, warns North Korea

The situation on the Korean Peninsula has improved since the beginning of this year, with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un engaging in a dialogue with the United States and South Korea . It then issued a stark warning, saying, if the US failed to pull back its sanctions against the regime, it will "block the path to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula forever - a result desired by no one".

Global Michael Flynn knew better than to lie to the Federal Bureau of Investigation: prosecutors
Author: 0 Michael Flynn knew better than to lie to the Federal Bureau of Investigation: prosecutors

It also prompted a quick response from Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, who is presiding over the case. "To come in and say 'what did you talk to Sergey Kislyak about, ' and then you lie about it, that isn't entrapment". "I replied that we were quite concerned about what we perceived as significant leaks ", wrote McCabe.

Global Pelosi, foes seem near deal likely paving her way to speaker
Author: 0 Pelosi, foes seem near deal likely paving her way to speaker

Rather than reach toward compromise, Trump tried to force Democrats to accept the border wall on his terms. In her opening comments in the Oval Office, Pelosi said failed budget talks would result in a " Trump shutdown " of government - a phrase that might have inflamed him.

Global Norfolk's MPs react to Theresa May vote victory
Author: 0 Norfolk's MPs react to Theresa May vote victory

Brexit was the only issue on the table and May has promised to continue to seek "legally binding" assurances about the Irish backstop from the EU. The chairman of the European Research Group of Tory eurosceptics told the BBC: "It's a bad result for the Prime Minister". Theresa May saw the Brexit agreement vote that was originally scheduled for December 11 as a political realist, therefore she chose to scrap it, as it was going to war with no armor.

Global Finding a White House chief of staff turns into a scramble
Author: 0 Finding a White House chief of staff turns into a scramble

Meadows said Monday he had not discussed the role with the president, but one congressional Republican said Meadows has told others he wants the job. The White House earlier this summer objected to the request from Mueller's team for an interview with Kelly.

Global This is how a Conservative leadership contest works
Author: 0 This is how a Conservative leadership contest works

The pound, which has lost 25 cents against the USA dollar since the 2016 referendum, fell again amid reports that Mrs May would face a leadership challenge. Brady said the vote would be held in Parliament between 6pm and 8pm Wednesday (7am and 9am Thursday NZT), with the results announced soon after. Immediate statements of loyalty for the Prime Minister were issued by every MP in Cabinet, including several who have been touted as possible successors.

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