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Worldwide Driver killed in crash at French 'yellow vest' protest
Author: 0 Driver killed in crash at French 'yellow vest' protest

Police had arrested around 60 people in the capital by 11.00 am (1000 GMT) compared with 500 at the same time last weekend, according to figures released by the local government. The French national Assembly approved the proposals of the President of Emmanuel Macron to the participants of mass protests in the country. Two journalists covering the Boulou rally for France 2 television said they were "violently" attacked by the protesters.

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

TheStreet.com explains it beautifully: In the United States, a shutdown happens when the President and the national legislature, known as the Congress, "don't agree on a plan to continue funding [the government's] operations". A budget deal to end the partial shutdown - which forced several key USA agencies to cease operations at 12:01am (0501 GMT) on Saturday - appears a distant prospect as Congress adjourned for the weekend ahead of Christmas.

Worldwide Trump asks 7-year-old if he still believes in Santa
Author: 0 Trump asks 7-year-old if he still believes in Santa

As we approach the later evening hours, we should get different alerts from NORAD as Santa travels through Afghanistan, Egypt, France, Germany and the Netherlands. But what happened next could be considered less than ideal - especially for a young boy named Coleman or his family, who might have had some explaining to do after the brief phone call.

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

Agents screened the family when they were caught, and the father said there was no medical issue, but hours later she became sick then stopped breathing, had to be revived twice by agents, and was flown to a hospital where she died after liver failure, heart attack and respiratory failure.

Worldwide Trump to Erdogan on Syria: ‘It's all yours'
Author: 0 Trump to Erdogan on Syria: ‘It's all yours'

General Mattis did not see this as a problem. "I DO, and it is being fixed!" On the second day of a partial government shutdown, President Trump announced he is accelerating the departure of Defense Secretary James Mattis . Also on ABC; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joined leading Republicans on foreign affairs in urging Trump to withhold a final decision for 90 days, saying withdrawal would be "a premature and costly mistake".

Worldwide Sydney apartment high-rise evacuated after 'cracking' heard
Author: 0 Sydney apartment high-rise evacuated after 'cracking' heard

Police said the Opal Tower apartment building moved a fraction of an inch on the 10th floor, leaving some people trapped in their apartments because the shifting floor caused their doors to jam. And you do feel [movement] sometimes when there's strong wind". Fire trucks in front of Opal Tower during an inspection by firefighters and engineers early on Christmas Day.

Worldwide Essex Police charge stowaways with affray after Thames Estuary showdown
Author: 0 Essex Police charge stowaways with affray after Thames Estuary showdown

The ship had been making a routine 4,400-mile, 11-day trip from Lagos , Nigeria , when the four stowaways were found by crew members. Essex Police said Sunday the four were charged with "affray", a crime defined as using of threatening to use violence in a way that makes by-standers fear for their safety.

Worldwide USA shutdown could extend into new year, says official
Author: 0 USA shutdown could extend into new year, says official

What is a government shutdown? Amtrak, a federally owned corporation rather than a government agency, will be open. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees will have to work unpaid or are furloughed, a kind of temporary leave. Airports will continue operating. Most NASA employees will be sent home, as will Commerce Department workers and many at the Departments of Homeland Security , Justice, Agriculture and State.

Worldwide NORAD Santa Tracker: The big guy is on his way
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Colonel Harry Shoup didn't miss a beat. The tradition dates back to the 50s when children were able to phone the centre to check on Santa's progress. Last year NORAD Tracks Santa received 126,000 calls, 18m website hits, 1.8m Facebook followers and 179,000 more on Twitter .

Worldwide Turkey says nearly 300,000 Syrian refugees have gone home
Author: 0 Turkey says nearly 300,000 Syrian refugees have gone home

The military last week threatened another incursion against YPG, this time vowing to eliminate the fighters from all of northeastern Syria, where about 2,000 USA special forces have operated, helping in the fight against IS and serving as a buffer in Turkish-Kurdish clashes.

Worldwide US withdrawal from Syria will not change Israeli policy: Netanyahu
Author: 0 US withdrawal from Syria will not change Israeli policy: Netanyahu

Netanyahu, speaking to journalists, laid out what he sees as his achievements and said he hoped for a similar coalition to the current one. "We ask for a clear mandate from the voter to continue to lead the state of Israel in our own way". "So if it's too hard, we need elections", Netanyahu responded. Another term would also allow Netanyahu to push forward with his nationalistic agenda and worldwide campaign to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Worldwide Fiance of missing Colorado woman in court - 12/21/2018 5:26:56 PM
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De Young said the company where Berreth worked as a flight instructor, Doss Aviation, had accounted for all their planes and that police had no reason to believe she used someone else's plane. She was spotted on surveillance video with their 1-year-old daughter at a Safeway in Woodland Park that day and her cell phone pinged about 800 miles away in Idaho on November 25.

Worldwide Netanyahu Slams Turkey's Erdogan as 'Antisemitic Dictator' Who Is 'Obsessed' With Israel
Author: 0 Netanyahu Slams Turkey's Erdogan as 'Antisemitic Dictator' Who Is 'Obsessed' With Israel

In an abrupt policy shift, Trump announced on Wednesday that Washington would withdraw the roughly 2,000 USA troops in Syria, upending a pillar of American policy in the Middle East and alarming United States allies. McGurk brought forward his departure after Trump announced the US withdrawal Wednesday, a move that also saw Defense Secretary James Mattis tender his resignation .

Worldwide U.S. Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to enforce new asylum rules
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The San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals then refused the administration's request to lift Judge Tigar's order. Roberts joined the court's other conservatives in that ruling. Trump's comments elicited a rare public rebuke from Chief Justice John Roberts, who shot back that the federal judiciary does not "have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges".

Worldwide Light wintry mix possible Sunday; snow chances Christmas Day?
Author: 0 Light wintry mix possible Sunday; snow chances Christmas Day?

Plentiful sunshine is expected on Sunday. Temperatures will stay steady in the low 40s or drop slowly for most until after dark. The unseasonal warmth will be short-lived and associated with a stronger storm system. Parts of the Somerset Levels, which cover 160,000 acres, also flooded for the first time this year after the area was hit by a week's worth of rainfall in one day on Thursday.

Worldwide US Gov't now in partial shutdown
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The Senate was expected to reject the House measure because Democratic votes are needed and McConnell showed little interest in changing the rules - as Trump proposed - to allow a simple majority for passage. Trump has openly savoured a shutdown over the wall for months, saying last week he would be " proud " to have one and saying on Friday he was "totally prepared for a very long" closure.

Worldwide Patrick Frazee, Fiancé Of Kelsey Berreth, Booked On Murder Charge | Crime Time
Author: 0 Patrick Frazee, Fiancé Of Kelsey Berreth, Booked On Murder Charge | Crime Time

A lawyer from the public defender's office was appointed to represent Frazee, according to court documents. "We just watched her - she matured through the years, turned into a handsome young lady". Cheryl Berreth told NBC News that her daughter's relationship with Frazee had been good and loving. Last week, investigators searched Frazee's 35-acre property, located in a small town south of Denver called Florissant but turned up no trace of Berreth.

Worldwide North Korean sends top diplomat to key ally China
Author: 0 North Korean sends top diplomat to key ally China

Thursday's statement from North Korea suggests that Pyongyang now believes that any future negotiations over its nuclear weaponry would involve plans for the removal of this apparatus, as well as the withdrawal of United States Forces Korea (USFK) from the peninsula.

Worldwide What happens if the Senate goes 'nuclear?'
Author: 0 What happens if the Senate goes 'nuclear?'

Friday's voting dragged on as senators rushed back to town. It didn't happen! We foolishly fight for Border Security for other countries - but not for our beloved United States of America. 'President Trump, you will not get your wall. Trump has demanded $5 billion to build a wall on the southern USA border with Mexico , his signature campaign promise.