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Source: DW

Ukraine to lift martial law if there is no invasion

Sunday 23:39 GMT

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pledged not to extend martial law unless there is a large-scale Russian attack in the coming days.

Ukrainian authorities would allow the martial law to expire on December 26 barring a Russian invasion, President Petro Poroshenko told reporters on Sunday. Last month, Kyiv declared a 30-day martial law order in ten Ukrainian regions after the Russian navy seized three Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait.

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Source: Fox News

US Air Force to launch 1st next-generation GPS satellite

Sunday 20:55 GMT

After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile.

The Air Force controls a constellation of 31 GPS satellites from a high-security complex at Schriever Air Force Base outside Colorado Springs. Compared with their predecessors, GPS III satellites will have a stronger military signal that's harder to jam — an improvement that became more urgent after Norway accused Russia of disrupting GPS signals during a NATO military exercise this fall.

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Source: Global News

Israel demolishes family home of Palestinian charged with killing soldier in West Bank

Sunday 19:58 GMT

Israeli forces on Saturday demolished the family home of a Palestinian charged with killing an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank, the military and witnesses said.

Israel says Islam Abu Humaid, 32, threw a 40 pound (18 kg) marble plate from a rooftop, killing an Israeli special forces sergeant, Ronen Lubarsky, 20, during a May arrest raid in El Amari refugee camp in the Palestinian city of Ramallah.

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Source: The Guradian

Nicaragua police raid and ransack top journalist's offices

Sunday 18:08 GMT

The homepage of Nicaragua’s state-run propaganda outlet El 19 made no mention of the raid on Saturday but did find space for five photographs of Ortega and a 3,400-word essay by his vice-president and wife, Rosario Murillo.

One of Nicaragua’s most prominent journalists has accused the “criminal dictatorship” of the country’s president, Daniel Ortega, of launching a brazen attack on the press after police raided, ransacked and commandeered his newsroom in the latest chapter of an escalating crackdown on dissent.

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Source: Global News

Suncor warns forced oil cutbacks in Alberta pose safety, operational risks

Sunday 16:18 GMT

Forced Alberta government crude oil production cuts next year will result in “unintended consequences” that could include increased safety hazards for its employees, Suncor Energy Inc. warned Friday.

Suncor said the cutbacks will result in higher operating costs per barrel, could affect the supply of crude oil to Alberta upgraders and refineries, may raise issues with its contracted pipeline commitments and could cause problems with the in-house consumption of diesel produced at its oilsands mines.

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Source: DW

Fresh wave of violence erupts between Israelis and Palestinians

Saturday 15:25 GMT

A fresh bout of violence between Israelis and Palestinians erupted on Friday in the occupied West Bank, as Israeli forces clamped down following a spate of tit-for-tat attacks that local media speculated could be the start of a new "intifada," or uprising.

Netanyahu's government has responded to the violence by reinforcing troops in the West Bank and announcing new measures to support settlements, which are widely viewed as an impediment to peace with the Palestinians.

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Source: Fox News

Venezuelans regret gun ban, 'a declaration of war against an unarmed population'

Saturday 15:24 GMT

As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of warning – and resentment – against a six-year-old gun control bill that stripped citizens of their weapons.

Other Venezuelans argue that while violence has indeed rapidly increased in the years since the gun ban, it might have been that much worse as the economy collapsed, and the country deteriorated.

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Source: The Guradian

Labour plans to 'throw kitchen sink' to force May's hand on Brexit

Friday 20:01 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn will seek to increase pressure on Theresa May in parliament next week in a bid to prevent the Tories running down the clock on Brexit.

“Essentially we can throw the parliamentary kitchen sink at them,” said another senior Labour source, “with all the trimmings”. Some shadow ministers are more sceptical about calling a no-confidence vote early, fearing it would only unite the Conservatives behind May.

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Source: Global News

Spate of bomb threats give lessons on how to respond: Goodale

Sunday 00:33 GMT

Law enforcement officials in Canada and beyond will be working to learn lessons about how to best respond to bomb threats after a rash of such incidents this week, the federal public safety minister said Friday.

WATCH: Goodale calls string of bomb threats ‘extraordinary set of circumstances’. “The level of international collaboration here is very high – police, security, intelligence across three continents making sure that we examine an incident like this and learn every conceivable lesson from that experience, including response capacity,” Goodale said at an appearance in Toronto. “We will go to school on all of that.”

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Source: The Guradian

Isis withdraws from last urban stronghold in Syria

Saturday 14:30 GMT

Islamic State extremists have withdrawn from their last urban stronghold in Syria after weeks of intensifying clashes with Kurdish-led fighters that have splintered the remnants of the group’s leadership and raised fresh questions about the fate of its founder, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The fall of Hajin comes after the fight against Isis had stalled for several months, weighed down by the increasingly fraught politics of the seven-year war in Syria and its numerous spinoffs.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte