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United Kingdom to repatriate British orphans of 'Islamic State' fighters

United Kingdom to repatriate British orphans of 'Islamic State' fighters Few other details were made available and Raab - keen to strike a humanitarian tone on the the issue - said the children must be allowed privacy and given support to return to normal life. The global community has been reluctant to bring them back home, fearful that they wouldn't be able to prove their involvement with the terror group and thus be forced to release them, leaving them more vulnerab... [Full Article...]

Japan, S.Korea to hold fresh export-control talks

Japan, S.Korea to hold fresh export-control talks Seoul had given Tokyo three months' notice in August for ending GSOMIA after Tokyo imposed export controls on South Korea over a dispute stemming from its 1910-45 colonisation of the Korean Peninsula. The pact was signed November 23, 2016, by the Japanese government and then-South Korean President Park Geun-hye to keep sensitive shared military information out of the hands of third countries. [Full Article...]

General strike as thousands protest Colombia's government

General strike as thousands protest Colombia's government Duque's government had deployed 170,000 officers for security enforcements and closed border crossings. In the city of Cali , 460 kilometres (286 miles) southwest of the capital, the mayor implemented a curfew from 7 p.m. Earlier this week, he said: "No reform has been proposed". Analysts were skeptical that the event would generate any prolonged unrest like that seen recently in Bolivia , ... [Full Article...]

Buttigieg propels, Warren slips in new ISU poll

Buttigieg propels, Warren slips in new ISU poll Warren answered a question about how she would unify a divided country by reintroducing her proposed 2% tax on wealth beyond $50 million, with an additional 4% tax on wealth beyond $1 billion. "I think that our party and our country is made up of the experiences of Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete, so I don't think that Mayor Pete can walk two and a half steps in Kamala's shoes, and I don't know if... [Full Article...]

Former minister arrested on corruption charge

Former minister arrested on corruption charge In a statement, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) detailed the allegations against the former minister, "Bongo who was the minister of state security at the time he allegedly approached an advocate within the commission who was an evidence leader to take sick leave on the day of the commencement of the commission with a view to derail the proceedings". [Full Article...]

Serbia's President Accuses Russia of Spying

Serbia's President Accuses Russia of Spying He said the meeting in the video, which surfaced on YouTube on Sunday, took place on December 24, 2018 in the Belgrade neighbourhood of Zemun. Serbia's president confirmed Thursday a video of a Russian spy bribing a former Serbia officer is authentic, but said that the espionage scandal would not impact close bilateral relations. [Full Article...]

US House passes Hong Kong human rights bills

US House passes Hong Kong human rights bills The group that tried using the sewers to escape equipped themselves with waterproof boots and torches to courageous rising water levels, sewage, and vermin, but could not get past manholes blocked by the fire department. The White House has not threatened to veto the measure and Trump is expected to sign it, according to a source familiar with the matter. He didn't say where he was heading but urg... [Full Article...]

Phillipines Airline Jetliner Returns To LAX After Engine Belches Flames

Phillipines Airline Jetliner Returns To LAX After Engine Belches Flames An airline spokesperson said that all passengers were transferred onto another flight. While the cause of the apparent engine failure was not immediately clear, it comes as Boeing faces intense scrutiny over twin deadly crashes involving its 737 MAX single-aisle jetliner. [Full Article...]


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