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by | December 21, 2018 | 06:00

Trump's were not "aligned". Mattis' tenure in office matched the past three Pentagon chiefs, all of whom served around two years. Mattis - a veteran of the wars in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq - has been Trump's defense secretary since the inauguration and the President used to frequently gush about the battle-hardened ex-Marine as being "one of my generals".

by | December 21, 2018 | 03:31

The overall objective of the criminal justice reform bill is to save taxpayer money by reducing prison sentence times for a select group of incarcerated people in federal prisons and improving rehabilitation programs. A group of Republicans argued it would open the door to lenient or vastly reduced sentences for violent offenders, and that it cedes too much authority to prison administrators.

by | December 21, 2018 | 01:15

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican-Kentucky) said the Senate will remain in session Thursday. Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that while the base would be "unhappy" if border wall funding isn't included in a final budget deal, it will make little difference come 2020.

by | December 20, 2018 | 23:28

Moroccan authorities previously said a suspect arrested in tourist hub Marrakech on December 18, was a member of a militant group, without naming the organization, reported Reuters . The murders have rocked the generally safe tourist destination. An undated handout picture shows 28-year-old Maren Ueland from Norway. The men are shepherds and are aged between 25 and 33, according to Moroccan state broadcaster 2M, and one is believed to have links to an extremist group.

by | December 20, 2018 | 23:27

District Judge Emmet Sullivan gave Flynn a blistering rebuke. After the hearing, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters the Federal Bureau of Investigation had "ambushed" Flynn in the way agents questioned him, but said his "activities" at the center of the case "don't have anything to do with the president" and disputed that Flynn had committed treason.

by | December 20, 2018 | 21:29

On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia , Turkey and Iran will present a list of candidates for the Syrian Constitutional Committee to the UN. Russian Federation and Iran back the Syrian government under President Bashar al-Assad, and Turkey backs the Syrian anti-government forces. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (C) and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu shake hands after their meeting on Syria , in Geneva , Switzerland, Dec.

by | December 20, 2018 | 20:58

Hacking targets included the US Navy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and companies involved aviation, space and satellite technology, the indictment said. The alleged hackers, Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong, each face one count of conspiracy to commit computer intrusions (a maximum 5-year sentence), one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud (a maximum 20-year-sentence) and one count of aggravated identity theft (a mandatory 2-year sentence).

by | December 20, 2018 | 20:47

Hassan said that the latest responses in the year-long battle have all been automated email replies. Though her home is now in Egypt, she is banned from entering the United States because of President Donald Trump's travel ban prohibiting visitors several Muslim-majority countries, which includes Yemen .

by | December 20, 2018 | 19:42

With just over 100 days until Britain is due to leave the EU, May faced accusations from some MPs that she was trying to force a deeply divided parliament into backing her deal by running the clock down to exit day. The British government has chose to allocate two billion pounds, or about 2.5 billion dollars, for preparations for a no-deal Brexit, or leaving the European Union without an agreement.

by | December 20, 2018 | 19:12

The British government is publishing long-awaited plans for a post-Brexit immigration system that will end free movement of European Union citizens to the United Kingdom. Javid said the threshold salary needed for a professional of worker to move to the United Kingdom will be determined later as employers raised concerns over the likely figure of £30,000.

by | December 20, 2018 | 18:36

President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The United States has said that it will not lift sanctions on North Korea until more progress has been made toward the verifiable denuclearization of North Korea.

by | December 20, 2018 | 17:04

The three suspects are reportedly from Marrakesh and were camping in the same vicinity as the two victims. He is now in custody under the supervision of the public prosecutor's office. The families of the women, from Denmark and Norway, have been notified, officials from the two countries confirmed. According to Jespersen's Facebook page, she had studied in Norway to be a guide.

by | December 20, 2018 | 15:09

But we are not striving to have an advantage, we are striving to have a proper balance, ensure our security. "They want to make small scale nuclear weapons in order to use them tactically". Putin reaffirmed the long-held Russian argument that the USA presence in Syria is illegitimate because it hasn't been vetted by the UN Security Council or approved by Assad's government.

by | December 20, 2018 | 14:58

On Tuesday night's " The Tonight Show ", Michelle Obama , the former first lady, had some not-so-nice things to say about attending President Donald Trump's inauguration early past year. And you could definitely say the days since then have been "a lot", too. "So there was that and the Tiffany's box ... it was just a lot", Obama said, as she made a face in apparent attempt to take a swipe at Trump and the exchange the media deemed "one of the biggest mysteries of the Trump ...

by | December 20, 2018 | 08:25

Days later, two Canadians were detained in Beijing for allegedly endangering China's national security. Washington said Meng lied to USA financial institutions and used a shell company to circumvent sanctions on and do business with Iran.

by | December 20, 2018 | 04:28

The visit is the first of any regional head since the Arab League suspended Syria's membership in November 2011 in response to the Syrian government's brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters. Whilst the reason for Al-Bashir's visit was not disclosed, it is one of many diplomatic efforts made by the Assad regime as the war in the country appears to wind down.

by | December 20, 2018 | 04:12

Partnerships with more than 150 companies gave Microsoft's Bing access to the names of users' friends - without their consent. The lawsuit alleges the quiz software had data on 340,000 D.C. Racine said Facebook had tried to settle the case before he filed the lawsuit, as is typical during investigations of large companies. As well as this lawsuit, Facebook is being probed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice.

by | December 19, 2018 | 23:59

USA forces have started to withdraw from northeastern Syria , the White House said on Wednesday, in an unexpected move ahead of an anticipated Turkish offensive east of the Euphrates river against the U.S. United States forces armored vehicles drive near the village of Yalanli, on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, March 5, 2017.

by | December 19, 2018 | 23:29

Facebook briefly blocked the page of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair after he shared previously banned content calling for "all Muslims [to] leave" Israel . "Following this, Yair Netanyahu chose to share a screen shot of a removed post and called people to share it - which is the same as writing the hate speech all over again".

by | December 19, 2018 | 23:11

As MPs jeered while awaiting the Labour leader's response, he appeared to mouth the words "stupid woman". "I know it's the pantomime season", she cried, "is he going to put a confidence vote?" Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been embroiled in a row for muttering under his breath whilst Prime Minister Theresa May addressed him.