by | December 25, 2018 | 18:19

He appealed that sentence and was released on bail in September, along with his daughter and her husband, who were co-accused in the case stemming from documents leaked from a Panama law firm. The court found Sharif culpable in Al-Azizia case and sentenced him to seven years in jail and also imposed a United States dollars 2.5 million fine on him, according to initial reports.

by | December 25, 2018 | 15:11

To find out, the eager American boy called the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD), which tracks Father Christmas on his worldwide gift delivery round. "The same radars, satellites and interceptors employed on December 24 are used year-round to protect Canada and the United States". It also allows impatient children to see where Santa is in real-time on its website .

by | December 25, 2018 | 06:29

Gegar Prasetya, co-founder of the Tsunami Research Center Indonesia, said Saturday's tsunami was likely caused by a flank collapse - when a big section of a volcano's slope gives way. Earthquakes flattened parts of the tourist island of Lombok in July and August , and a double quake-and-tsunami killed more than 2,000 people on Sulawesi island in September.

by | December 24, 2018 | 23:13

Reviewing his thin record, it is hard to argue that Whitaker was appointed for any reason other than because he would bodyguard Donald Trump from legal accountability for his corruption. The Department of Justice did not comment on CNN's report . He told The Hill past year that "leaks" from the special counsel's team "raise questions as to whether there is an agenda".

by | December 24, 2018 | 23:01

The ministry did not say how many police officers will be deployed during Saturday's demonstrations but insisted the response will be "proportionate and adapted". Nationwide protests, which began November 17 against a planned fuel tax increase, have continued into a sixth week. A 36-year-old man died on Friday night after his auto crashed into the back of a truck that had stopped near a group of protesters in the southern city of Perpignan, becoming the 10th death associated with the "yellow ...

by | December 24, 2018 | 18:08

The United States on Sunday (Dec 23) entered day two of a government shutdown gridlocking Washington that the White House budget director said could persist into the new year and the next Congress. The president, who campaigned on building a wall that Mexico would pay for on the southern border, has been locked in a battle with congressional Democrats over funding for the barrier.

by | December 24, 2018 | 16:45

The departing U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis has signed the execute order detailing the U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria , reported U.S. media on Sunday. Manbij has been a major flashpoint between Ankara and Washington. The military offensives were focused on areas to the west of the Euphrates and Turkey has not gone east of the river, partly to avoid direct confrontation with USA forces.

by | December 24, 2018 | 12:09

This year the service is helping Santa Claus respond to the thousands of letters he receives from Australian children - by sending out a personally addressed postcard response. In addition to tracking Santa , NORAD tracks airplanes, space launches and other things flying around North America. "All Post Offices will remain open for business".

by | December 24, 2018 | 11:44

Days later, Trump announced the pullout of all 2,000 USA troops in Syria , facing withering criticism from both sides of the political spectrum for leaving a key part of the Middle East exposed to Russian and Iranian influence. But Turkey has welcomed the decision. The Israeli premier has indicated he was not taken off-guard, saying he had spoken with Trump two days before the December 19 announcement as well as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the previous day.

by | December 24, 2018 | 10:24

It is likely to be rather cloudy and misty overall, but some bright or short sunny spells too and dry apart from well-scattered patches of drizzle and fog. Thanks to climate change, our hopes are becoming ever more distant of waking up to snow on the big day. If you're planning on travelling today the weather is on your side.

by | December 24, 2018 | 09:41

Russia had seized three Ukrainian naval warships on November 25 after they were found violating Russian water through Kerch Strait . Ukraine will send warships back to its Azov Sea ports again, a security official said on Wednesday, despite Russia's seizure of three navy vessels and their crew in the area last month.

by | December 24, 2018 | 08:46

Speaking during a new conference in Chad, Mr Macron said: "I very deeply regret the decision made on Syria". USA troops will leave under the auspices of a new Pentagon chief set to start next month, after Jim Mattis resigned from the post citing key differences, including on Syria, with the often-impulsive Trump.

by | December 24, 2018 | 06:44

Nugroho told Metro TV that tsunamis triggered by volcanic eruptions were rare and that the Sunda Strait tsunami had not resulted from an quake. July 2006: A 6.8 magnitude quake hits the south of Java, triggering a tsunami that smashes into the southern coast, killing almost 700 people.

by | December 24, 2018 | 05:58

The Trump administration, drawing a contrast with the Obama administration's approach, said it would make the closures as painless as possible. In a memo for government executives, Mulvaney wrote that they are "hopeful" the "lapse in appropriations will be of short duration".

by | December 24, 2018 | 05:44

They were arrested while a Canadian court was considering whether to allow Meng Wanzhou , chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, to be released on bail after arresting her December 1 at the United States' request. Freeland said that Meng "has been treated with respect ... and has been given full access to due process as anyone detained in Canada is given". Freeland said she continues to be in discussions with Allies over the arrests of the Canadians, and that she's very gratified ...

by | December 24, 2018 | 05:41

The Turkish presidency later confirmed the call, saying Erdoğan and Trump agreed to coordinate to prevent an authority vacuum from developing as the USA withdraws from Syria . Erdogan has vowed to dislodge the Kurdish fighters from along its border with Syria. Ties have been particularly strained in recent years over the U.S.

by | December 24, 2018 | 05:24

The United States has some 14,000 troops in Afghanistan , some of them serving in the NATO-led Resolute Support training and advisory mission, while others taking part in separate counterterrorism operations against militant groups like Islamic State.

by | December 23, 2018 | 21:43

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. Woodland Park police Chief Miles de Young told reporters Friday that investigators believe 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth was killed at her home. And it was never clear where she went after she finished shopping for groceries, though her fiance, Patrick Frazee , later told investigators that the couple ...

by | December 23, 2018 | 19:17

Customs and Border Protection. Maybe he said the southern border needed a big, handsome mall'. Getting the money to the Department of Homeland Security for the purposes of building a wall, however, might not be that simple. The married father-of-two lost both legs and his right arm in a 2004 insurgent attack in Iraq. Critics of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall have a simple, yet effective, plan to help immigrants circumvent any physical barricades the president may build at ...

by | December 23, 2018 | 17:15

In what was going to be a deadly risk, the four stowaways are thought to be hoping the ship would sail close to the shore so they could swim to the land. Mr Kyprianou added: 'At the beginning the stowaways weren't violent. 'They were calm but then when the vessel was closer to shore they changed their behaviour.

by | December 23, 2018 | 14:28

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was criticized and insulted by President Trump after he recused himself from the Russian Federation probe because some members of Congress were concerned by statements he made in his confirmation hearing and the fact that he was a surrogate for Trump's presidential campaign.

by | December 23, 2018 | 01:25

His brand of aspirational conservatism has shown little currency in the face of President Trump's brash populism, and November's midterms put an exclamation point on Ryan's efforts to insulate the GOP from Trump: "Republicans lost 40 seats, their worst showing in 44 years, and relinquished the House majority".

by | December 22, 2018 | 23:13

The two men were charged with "conspiracy to commit computer intrusions, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft". The hollowing out of Chinese technology companies gathers pace. "We also engaged with New Zealand subsidiaries of the targeted managed service providers to assist in their response", Hampton said. This type intellectual property-focussed attack cuts to the heart of the issues behind rising tensions, and tit-for-tat actions, between the United States ...

by | December 22, 2018 | 22:29

Frazee told police he last saw her later that afternoon when he picked up the couple's daughter. In announcing Frazee's arrest , Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young said the daughter had been taken from her father and placed in protective custody, soon to be reunited with Kelsey's family.

by | December 22, 2018 | 17:06

State Department said in a report on censorship and human rights in North Korea released last week. However, Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have rejected calls from China, Russia and North Korea itself for the USA to lift sanctions on the isolated state until further progress is made toward denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula .