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Putin orders 'significant part' of Russian forces in Syria to withdraw
on December 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm
By Andrew Osborn and Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered "a significant part" of Russia's military contingent in Syria to start withdrawing on Monday, saying Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic State in just over two years. Putin, who polls show will be re-elected comfortably in March, made the announcement during a surprise visit to Russia's Hmeymim air base in Syria, where he held talks with President Bashar al-Assad and addressed Russian forces. […]
Migrants workers in Beijing are being evicted from their premises
on December 11, 2017 at 9:04 am
Migrants workers in Beijing are being evicted from their premises since Nov. 11. The move came after a deadly fire in Beijing's outskirts that left 19 dead. […]
US man on the run after escaping notorious Bali prison
on December 11, 2017 at 7:07 am
A US man convicted on drugs charges escaped Bali's notorious Kerobokan jail in an early Monday morning jailbreak with another American prisoner who was caught almost immediately, an official said. The pair made a break from the Indonesian resort island's main prison by cutting a hole in the roof with a hacksaw, authorities said. Foreigners are regularly arrested for drugs offences on Bali. […]
Venezuela's Maduro Has Disqualified His Opposition From the Next Presidential Election
on December 11, 2017 at 3:44 am
As the President of Venezuela consolidated his party’s hold on power this weekend, he dealt another blow to the country’s main opposition groups by disqualifying them from next year’s bid for the presidency. […]
Fox News Anchor Fumbles With Facts During Segment On 'Fake News'
on December 11, 2017 at 12:13 am
During a Sunday segment sounding the alarm about the rise of “fake news” in the mainstream media, Fox News anchor Leland Vittert twice claimed that The Washington Post had fired a reporter over a misleading tweet that sparked the ire of President Donald Trump. […]