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Iran: Trump's Jerusalem move will hasten Israel's destruction

Tuesday  00:00,   12 december 2017
Reuters

Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital will hasten the country's destruction, Iran's defense minister said on Monday, while a top Revolutionary Guards commander phoned two Palestinian armed groups and pledged[...]

Brexit deal shows UK can leave EU in 'smooth and orderly' way: May

Tuesday  00:00,   12 december 2017
AFP

Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday hailed an interim Brexit deal as proof that Britain could leave the European Union in a "smooth and orderly way", although she warned that payment of the divorce bill was dependent on a final trade[...]

New York suspect had no criminal record in Bangladesh, country's police chief says

Tuesday  00:00,   12 december 2017
Reuters

Akayed Ullah, the man suspected of trying to bomb New York City's Port Authority, had no criminal record in Bangladesh and last visited his home country in September, Bangladesh's police chief told Reuters on Monday.DHAKA - The Bangladeshi[...]

At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to Israel

Monday  22:51,   11 december 2017
Associated Press

<p>Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut on Monday, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war.</p>Chanting "Oh[...]

Not even North Korea's Kim Jong Un can control the weather

Monday  20:51,   11 december 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

<p>North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un is not personally able to control the weather, according to zero independent experts and climatologists contacted by USA TODAY.</p>Not even a well-dressed dictator determined to master nuclear weapons[...]

Snow wreaks havoc on travelers in Britain, schools closed

Monday  20:51,   11 december 2017
Associated Press

Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted Monday.With temperatures predicted to drop overnight to as low as minus 12 Celsius (11 degrees[...]

Daredevil climber dies in China fall

Monday  20:51,   11 december 2017
BBC News

Wu Yongning, who climbed tall buildings without safety gear, fell from a Changsha skyscraper.Wu Yongning had amassed thousands of followers on the social network Weibo for his dramatic short videos showing him perched atop tall buildings without the [...]

'Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration' is focus of 15th annual International Mountain Day

Monday  20:51,   11 december 2017
AccuWeather

The 2017 theme of International Mountain Day, "Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration," invites people from around the world to focus on environmental factors, such as climate change, that lead to mountain community issues[...]

In Putin's heartland, apathy and disappointment rule

Monday  19:50,   11 december 2017
Associated Press

Three months ahead of Russia's presidential election, apathy and disappointment pervade incumbent Vladimir Putin's heartland.Alexandra Chekh, a retired kindergarten director, voted for Putin the last time around in 2012. Now she wonders if[...]

Iran protesters say Trump speeding up the end of Israel

Monday  19:50,   11 december 2017
AFP

A few hundred diehard Iranian conservatives rallied on Monday against Israel and said US President Donald Trump had hastened its demise with his decision to recognise Jerusalem as its capital. The rally in downtown Tehran featured the sort of[...]

Russian military chief criticizes U.S., Japan and South Korea drills

Monday  16:46,   11 december 2017
Reuters

Russia's military chief warned on Monday that military exercises by Japan, the United States and South Korea aimed at countering North Korea only raise hysteria and create more instability in the region. Russian Chief of the General Staff of the [...]

Catalan protesters clash with police over 'plunder' of religious artefacts

Monday  16:46,   11 december 2017
Reuters

Protesters clashed with police trying to reclaim disputed religious artefacts from a museum in Catalonia on Monday, in the latest display of tension between Catalan separatists and Spain's central government ahead of a Dec. 21 election. A[...]

Russia's Putin, Egypt's Sisi discuss nuclear deal, Middle East tensions

Monday  16:46,   11 december 2017
Reuters

<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin met Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Monday for talks over a nuclear power plant and tensions in the Middle East following Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's[...]

Snow in Europe triggers transport chaos

Monday  16:45,   11 december 2017
BBC News

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled in the Netherlands and Belgium.Nearly 300 KLM flights were cancelled at Schiphol, while Brussels airport scrapped at least[...]

Putin orders 'significant part' of Russian forces in Syria to withdraw

Monday  16:45,   11 december 2017
Reuters

President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered Russian forces in Syria to start withdrawing, saying that after a two year military campaign, Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic State.Putin, who polls show will be[...]