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Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah and U.N. role

Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah and U.N. roleAt the close of a week of talks in Sweden, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said a framework for political negotiations would be discussed at the next round of talks at the end of January between the Iranian-aligned Houthis and the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Western nations, some of which supply arms and intelligence to the Saudi-led coalition that intervened in Yemen in 2015, had pressed the two sides to agree confidence-building steps to pave the way for a wider truce and a political process to end the war, which has killed tens of thousands of people. The conflict has pushed Yemen, the poorest country on the Arabian Peninsula, to the verge of famine.




POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 5:45 PM

Georgia officer killed after traffic stop; suspect dead

Georgia officer killed after traffic stop; suspect deadDECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer and a suspect died Thursday night after a traffic stop led to a foot chase and shooting just east of Atlanta, authorities said.




POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 1:48 AM

Seven-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in US custody: report

Seven-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in US custody: reportA seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died in American custody after being detained by US border police in New Mexico, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The girl who illegally crossed the border from Mexico along with her father and dozens of others died last week of "dehydration and shock," the newspaper reported, citing US Customs and Border Protection. The father is in El Paso, Texas awaiting a meeting with Guatemalan consular officials, the Post said, quoting CBP, which said it is investigating the incident.




POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 2:47 AM

Chinese tech workers told not to travel to US 'unless it's essential' after Huawei exec arrested

Chinese tech workers told not to travel to US 'unless it's essential' after Huawei exec arrestedTechnology researchers in China have been ordered to not travel to the US unless it is absolutely necessary, amid rising tensions between the two countries. Staff working in sensitive tech sectors were given the warning following the arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada, a source told the South China Morning Post. The warning comes after a similar order from US tech giant Cisco to some of its employees, which asked them the to any non-essential travel to China.




POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 9:18 AM

'Christmas miracle': 3 suspected thieves rescued after days in West Virginia mine

'Christmas miracle': 3 suspected thieves rescued after days in West Virginia mineThree people who disappeared in a closed West Virginia mine five days ago have been rescued and taken to a hospital in what a family member called a "Christmas miracle."




POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 10:34 AM

Pope-appointed missionary travels US to do good

Pope-appointed missionary travels US to do goodFather Jim Sichko had a calling and it wasn't just to God. It was to, well, everybody. Pope Francis named the Kentucky-based priest to a newly created fleet of Papal Missionaries, ministers who travel the world offering acts of mercy. (Dec. 14)




POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 1:07 AM

Porsche presents EV ‘FastCharge' solution

Porsche presents EV ‘FastCharge' solutionThe automaker Porsche has presented a prototype charging station in Germany with an output of up to 450kW. It can be used by electric models of all brands compatible with the European standard Type 2 variant of the widely used Combined Charging System (CCS). Increasing the available charge capacity to up to 450kW considerably reduces the charging time, in turn increasing the number of vehicles able to use the technology in a given space of time.




POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 6:13 AM

Plea deal by Russian agent Maria Butina describes 2016 influence campaign

Plea deal by Russian agent Maria Butina describes 2016 influence campaignRussian agent Maria Butina’s plea deal includes a description of the “Diplomacy Project” she ran, under the direction of Putin ally Alexander Torshin, to influence American policy leading up to the 2016 election.




POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 3:14 PM

PHOTOS: French police kill suspect in Strasbourg Christmas market attack

PHOTOS: French police kill suspect in Strasbourg Christmas market attackThe gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday as the Islamic State jihadist group claimed him as one of its “soldiers”.




POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:00 AM

Brazil take first step in program to join nuclear-powered sub club

Brazil take first step in program to join nuclear-powered sub clubPresident Michel Temer and his right-wing successor, President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, both pressed the button that lowered into the sea the 1,700-ton submarine named Riachuelo at a Rio de Janeiro naval base. Temer's wife, Marcela, had christened the vessel, by smashing a champagne bottle against its hull. The submarines being built by the Brazilian Navy in partnership with France's defense company Naval Group, formerly known as DCNS, are a modified version of the Scorpene class diesel-powered submarine.




POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 12:52 PM

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