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People Insurance Claims from California Wildfires Hit $9 Billion
Author: 0 Insurance Claims from California Wildfires Hit $9 Billion

The "Camp Fire", which destroyed the historical mining town, is the most deadly in state history, with at least 88 fatalities. This year, he said state officials can manage the cleanup and costs will be shared among state, federal and local authorities.

People Rajapaksa set to quit as Sri Lanka's premier to end crisis
Author: 0 Rajapaksa set to quit as Sri Lanka's premier to end crisis

The country was taken by surprise when Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe on October 26, nearly two years before his five-year term was up and called a snap election for January 5. He was appointed as the prime minister by President Srisena last month after sacking Wickremesinghe. Sri Lanka has been without a functioning government for almost two weeks after a court suspended Rajapaksa and his Cabinet while it decides if they should hold office after losing two no-confidence votes in Parliament.

People Leo Varadkar: EU United On Need To Maintain Backstop
Author: 0 Leo Varadkar: EU United On Need To Maintain Backstop

The vote had been due to take place on Tuesday, but was dramatically pulled after the whips warned the Prime Minister she was heading for a heavy defeat unless she delayed. Speaking in the House of Commons, May, according to a Journal.ie report, was responding to MP Jim McMahon, who asked her to condemn the suggestion that food shortages would be used to give the United Kingdom the upper hand in Brexit negotiations.

People George Pell removed from Pope Francis's cardinal advisory body
Author: 0 George Pell removed from Pope Francis's cardinal advisory body

Three members of Pope Francis' Council of Cardinals have officially ended their service as papal advisers on the reform of the Roman Curia. He is still officially in charge of Vatican finances, a position considered one of the most powerful in the Catholic hierarchy.

People Woman on subway attacks rider with an umbrella
Author: 0 Woman on subway attacks rider with an umbrella

The New York Daily News reports Lushchinskaya was arrested aboard the same train earlier this year in June. Another man wearing a brown leather jacket also stepped forward to reason with Lushchinskaya. In his post, he shared a photo of him detaining Lushchinskaya in the station by locking her arms behind her back and another that showed her being handcuffed by authorities later on.

Author: 0 May confronts Juncker in Thatcher-style ‘handbag moment’ over Brexit

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker went further and criticised May's lack of clarity over what she was seeking from the future relationship. Giving a lunchtime press conference in Brussels, amid an atmosphere of recrimination, May said that her discussions with colleagues "have shown further clarification and discussion is in fact possible" and that she would be holding more talks "in the coming days".

People Families stunned after Father Christmas yells to 'get the f*** out'
Author: 0 Families stunned after Father Christmas yells to 'get the f*** out'

One mother told Cambridgeshire Live that Santa used "vile language" and had steam "literally coming from his ears". That prompted Santa Claus to leap up from his comfy chair, tear off his beard and yell to children and parents to "get the f**k out!" Shocked father Adam Gaynor compared the Father Christmas to the Bad Santa character in the hit films starring Billy Bob Thornton.

People Theresa May insists Brexit deal should go ahead despite no European Union concessions
Author: 0 Theresa May insists Brexit deal should go ahead despite no European Union concessions

She said they would need to help change the "dynamic" in the parliament by tackling the backstop's image problem with a package of assurances that make clear it won't be used to lock the United Kingdom into the EU's customs union. He added: "We don't want the United Kingdom to think there can be any form of renegotiation, that is crystal clear". Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel, who was holding one-to-one talks with Mrs May ahead of the main summit, insisted significant changes to ...

People Autopsy set for migrant girl, 7, who died in border custody
Author: 0 Autopsy set for migrant girl, 7, who died in border custody

On Dec. 6, at around 10 p.m., the group of approximately 163 people approached border agents and turned themselves in for detention. In a statement, CBP said she had not eaten or had any water for "days" but the agency would not say when doctors became aware of that fact.

People Brinks Truck Loses Cash On Route 3
Author: 0 Brinks Truck Loses Cash On Route 3

The video shows a Brinks armored truck pulled over on the shoulder of the highway with its emergency flashers on. The security truck can be seen parked to the right of the road with its lights flashing as the bills blew around the highway.

People Pelosi agrees to step aside 2022 to appease Democratic rebels
Author: 0 Pelosi agrees to step aside 2022 to appease Democratic rebels

Immediately after Pelosi issued her statement in support of it, all three representatives issued statements of support for her. The California Democrat says in a written statement Wednesday that she is "comfortable" with the plan. This means incoming lawmakers who had opposed her on the campaign trail are still free to vote against her on the floor without mathematically impeding her ascent to the speaker's gavel.

People Korean border troops verify removal of each other's posts
Author: 0 Korean border troops verify removal of each other's posts

Six months after the historic June 11, 2018 Summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jung Un, the American public is losing patience with a North Korea that continues to make nuclear weapons and missile delivery systems. The Demilitarized Zone was originally created as a buffer between the countries at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. The dismantling of the guard posts in the DMZ was part of a comprehensive military agreement reached between South Korean President Moon ...

People Lanka's sacked PM wins confidence vote - Newspaper
Author: 0 Lanka's sacked PM wins confidence vote - Newspaper

Later at about 7:00 pm without a prior announcement, President Maithripala Sirisena unexpectedly appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister in a live swearing-in ceremony broadcast over television. His son Namal, a lawmaker, tweeted: "We respect the decision of". "Moreover, it remains to be seen how Mahinda Rajapaksa will react", he said. The current political upheaval has cast serious doubt on the future of a new Constitution that was being drafted, but a Rajapaksa ...

People US to counter China, Russia influence in Africa: Bolton
Author: 0 US to counter China, Russia influence in Africa: Bolton

Bolton also highlighted Chinese influence in Djibouti, which he said could have a direct impact on a USA military base that is used for countering terrorism in the region. He accused Moscow of selling arms and energy in exchange for votes at the United Nations, "votes that keep strongmen in power, undermine peace and security, and run counter to the best interests of the African people".

People Cryptocurrency scammers target schools, hospitals, government offices with bomb threats
Author: 0 Cryptocurrency scammers target schools, hospitals, government offices with bomb threats

A series of bomb threats have been reported in Canada and the United States on Thursday and Edmonton police were investigating similar reports in Alberta's capital. The threats were sent via email using the subject line "we can make a deal", requesting a sum of $20,000 Dollars worth of Bitcoin. The sender claimed to have had an associate plant a small bomb in the recipient's building and that the only way to stop him from setting it off was by making an online payment of $20,000 in ...

People Officials respond after threats made at Columbine High School
Author: 0 Officials respond after threats made at Columbine High School

He says the school receives many threats annually and that the police response was appropriate. The caller claimed to be hiding outside with a gun. The high school's perimeter was secured and students and staff are safe, but officials are asking people to avoid the area around the school.

People Accused Russian agent pleads guilty to conspiracy
Author: 0 Accused Russian agent pleads guilty to conspiracy

Butina admitted to working with an American political operative and under the direction of a former Russian senator and deputy governor of Russia's central bank to forge bonds with officials at the National Rifle Association , conservative leaders, and 2016 USA presidential candidates, including Donald Trump , whose rise to the Oval Office she presciently predicted to her Russian contact.

People OH woman arrested for plotting 'upscale mass murder'
Author: 0 OH woman arrested for plotting 'upscale mass murder'

She also said in recent months that she wanted to attack a livestock farm and set animals free, bomb a pipeline and attack her workplace because she believed they were polluting a nearby river. The suspect Joseph showed the undercover agent photos from within the synagogue. " I can see myself carrying out this type of operation inshallah", Joseph was quoted as saying .

People May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire
Author: 0 May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire

In her speech, May added the government will step up its planning for a no-deal Brexit . "It's good to speak to each other, but there will certainly be no promises of any kind that we will reopen matters now and renegotiate". British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed on Monday that Tuesday's crucial House of Commons vote on her Brexit deal will be postponed. And it is far from clear if Barnier's promise will be legally binding.

People High-speed train crashes into pedestrian overpass, killing 9 in Turkey
Author: 0 High-speed train crashes into pedestrian overpass, killing 9 in Turkey

At least two cars derailed in the accident, with parts of the overpass then collapsing onto the train. The train had been heading from Ankara to the central Turkish province of Konya and was not due to stop at Marsandiz. Nine people, including three engine drivers, were killed. According to Governor Vasip Sahin, three of the injured are in serious condition. One witness said he was on his way home from work when he saw the crash.

People Fox 2 Detroit meteorologist Jessica Starr dies at 35
Author: 0 Fox 2 Detroit meteorologist Jessica Starr dies at 35

Over the last month, Starr said she had been facing "challenging times" since undergoing Lasik eye surgery. "She leaves behind a husband, two handsome children and a loving family", anchor Roop Raj tweeted in wake of the news. She was born in Michigan and earned two degrees in meteorology from Michigan State University and Mississippi State University, according to Fox 2 Detriot.

People Chinese detentions raise fears of Canadian business chill, rethink of travel plans
Author: 0 Chinese detentions raise fears of Canadian business chill, rethink of travel plans

Lu said from January to November 2018, 780,000 people have travelled from Canada from China, while a much smaller number of Chinese visit Canada on a per capita basis. The root of the dispute appears to be Canada's arrest of Meng while she was changing planes at Vancouver airport. Meng's arrest came December 1 in Vancouver at the request of the U.S.as she was in transit, flying between Hong Kong and Mexico.

People 'Many' candidates vying for chief of staff job, Trump says
Author: 0 'Many' candidates vying for chief of staff job, Trump says

Filling the spot of White House chief of staff has turned into a scramble with no clear front-runner. "I would again be honored to do it at some point in time maybe, but at this point it just doesn't, it just doesn't fit for me and my family and so, you know, I guess the answer right now would be no", Santorum said.

People Marriott data breach linked to Chinese intelligence-gathering
Author: 0 Marriott data breach linked to Chinese intelligence-gathering

The New York Times first reported Tuesday night on the link between the hack and a Chinese intelligence operation that also targeted health insurers and security clearance information. If investigators' hunches are accurate, China would be to blame for three of the biggest intrusions that occurred since 2014: the US government's Office of Personnel Management, the health insurer Anthem and now Marriott's Starwood.

People Russian Federation deploys two Tu-160 strategic bombers to Venezuela
Author: 0 Russian Federation deploys two Tu-160 strategic bombers to Venezuela

The show of force comes one week after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited Russian Federation and the two countries signed multi-billion-dollar investment contracts. Mr Pompeo denounced the deployment of the Russian bombers on Twitter . Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov , dismissed Pompeo's comment as "undiplomatic" and "inappropriate".

People Meadows Needed in House, Won't Be Chief of Staff
Author: 0 Meadows Needed in House, Won't Be Chief of Staff

The Wall Street Journal first reported that Meadows is out of the running for the position. Canseco previously took a swing at getting in Trump's good graces in 2016 when he asked the then-president-elect to consider him for ambassador to Cuba for chairman of the Federal Reserve.

People Mexico leader says he talked with Trump about migrants, jobs
Author: 0 Mexico leader says he talked with Trump about migrants, jobs

President Donald Trump isn't doing Congress any favors when it comes to figuring out how to avoid a partial government shutdown in nine days . Around 1:30 p.m. The Defense Department said US law allows the Pentagon to use its budget for border security purposes. Democrats and Republicans still aren't talking about next steps, but aides with direct knowledge tell CNN there's also an understanding it's up to Trump to counter his current $5 billion request.

People Beijing offers to cut auto tariffs, buy soy
Author: 0 Beijing offers to cut auto tariffs, buy soy

On Tuesday, Asian equities struggled again despite a bounce in NY as investors fret over a flawless storm of issues, including fears that the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, in Canada could further inflame the China-US trade row.

People Maria Butina Pleads Guilty to Acting as Russian Agent
Author: 0 Maria Butina Pleads Guilty to Acting as Russian Agent

On Thursday, she admitted to infiltrating influential political groups in the US on behalf of high-ranking Russian officials with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin . Torshin was a Russian government official who is reportedly retiring from his latest role as a deputy governor of the central bank. Although Torshin later met Donald Trump Jr.at an event during an NRA convention, Butina and her colleagues were not able to broker a conference between then-candidate Trump and Russian ...

People Brazil shooting: Armed man kills 5 at Campinas Cathedral in Sao Paulo
Author: 0 Brazil shooting: Armed man kills 5 at Campinas Cathedral in Sao Paulo

The shooting happened right after the midday service had ended at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas, a city around 100km (60 miles) north of Sao Paulo . Ventura said the gunman fell to ground and shot himself in the head. Brazil has long struggled with gun violence, and is routinely the world leader in total homicides.

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