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Tokyo police arrest man after van plows into pedestrians – CBS News

Tokyo police arrest man after van plows into pedestrians – CBS News

A minivan slammed into pedestrians early Tuesday on a street where people had gathered for New Year’s festivities in downtown Tokyo, injuring eight people, police said. Police took into custody a man in his 20s but did not further identify him. Police said the man is suspected of intentionally trying to kill people by driving […]

Syria conflict: Trump 'slowing troop withdrawal', says Lindsey Graham – BBC News

Syria conflict: Trump 'slowing troop withdrawal', says Lindsey Graham – BBC News

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption President Trump announced the withdrawal of 2,000 US troops from Syria A top Republican has said US President Donald Trump remains committed to defeating Islamic State (IS) in Syria, despite his plan to withdraw US troops. Senator Lindsey Graham suggested the withdrawal had been slowed and he was now reassured […]

Kelly: ‘To be honest, it’s not a wall’ | TheHill – The Hill

Kelly: ‘To be honest, it’s not a wall’ | TheHill – The Hill

Outgoing White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE said in an interview published Sunday that the Trump administration has moved on from the push for a concrete wall along the southern border. “To be honest, it’s not a wall,” Kelly told The Los Angeles Times. “The president still says ‘wall’ — oftentimes frankly […]

DR Congo election candidates refuse to back code of conduct – BBC News

DR Congo election candidates refuse to back code of conduct – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDR Congo: The crime behind the chaos Opposition candidates in Sunday’s election in the Democratic Republic of Congo have refused to approve a statement aimed at reducing tension before the poll. The elections are taking place two years later than scheduled and the run-up has been marred […]

China 'releases' Canadian teacher Sarah McIver – BBC News

China 'releases' Canadian teacher Sarah McIver – BBC News

Image copyright FREDERIC J. BROWN A Canadian citizen who was detained in China amid frosty relations between the two countries has been released and returned to Canada, media reports say. Teacher Sarah McIver, from Alberta, was held earlier this month for “unlawfully working in China”. Global Affairs Canada confirmed that a Canadian citizen had been […]

Mystery hacker steals data on 1,000 North Korean defectors in South – Reuters

Mystery hacker steals data on 1,000 North Korean defectors in South – Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) – The personal information of nearly 1,000 North Koreans who defected to South Korea has been leaked after unknown hackers got access to a resettlement agency’s database, the South Korean Unification Ministry said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flutters on top of a 160-metre tower in North Korea’s propaganda village […]

Recent Explosions in Greece Spark Worries of Emerging Urban Violence – Wall Street Journal

Recent Explosions in Greece Spark Worries of Emerging Urban Violence – Wall Street Journal

ATHENS—Two people were injured after a bomb exploded outside a church in central Athens on Thursday, fueling concerns of a resurgence of urban-guerrilla violence in Greece. The growing number of recent attacks has sparked fears of the emergence of a new generation of terrorist groups rooted in far-left organizations that target the conservative establishment. Thursday’s… […]

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump make surprise visit to Iraq – CNN

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump make surprise visit to Iraq – CNN

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Ocasio-Cortez says Jesus was a 'refugee' in Christmas tweet – Fox News

Ocasio-Cortez says Jesus was a 'refugee' in Christmas tweet – Fox News

FILE – In this June 27, 2018 file photo, Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reacts while talking to the media, in New York. Ocasio-Cortez is running in New York’s 14th Congressional District. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. wished her Twitter followers a Merry Christmas Tuesday by referring to the newborn Jesus […]

UAE releases pictures of disappeared princess Sheikha Latifa – CNN

UAE releases pictures of disappeared princess Sheikha Latifa – CNN

UAE releases pictures of disappeared princess Sheikha Latifa  CNN Sheikha Latifa: Images of ‘missing’ Dubai princess released  BBC News UAE releases photos of Dubai princess after disappearance  New York Post Dubai Princess Who Tried to ‘Run Away’ Seen Alive Again In First Photos After Reportedly Being Captured  Newsweek ‘Missing’ daughter of Dubai ruler seen in new photos from United […]