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January 14, 2019 9:29 AM US shutdown: Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to US workers

Air traffic controllers in Canada are sending hundreds of pizzas to their US counterparts who are working through the federal government shutdown. A collection started by employees had blossomed into an industry-wide show of solidarity, the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association told the BBC. It has affected 800,000 public workers and closed many government 272

December 27, 2018 11:09 PM Transgender inmate gets rare transfer to female prison

This undated photo provided by the Illinois Department of Correction shows Deon "Strawberry" Hampton. The transgender woman serving a 10-year sentence in Illinois for burglary has been moved from a men's to a women's prison in one of the first cases of its kind in the state. Lawyers for Hampton announced her transfer Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, after year-long 67

December 26, 2018 11:36 AM Iran in talks with Afghan Taliban: Iranian state media report

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has been holding talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban with the knowledge of the Afghan government, a senior Iranian security official was quoted by the official news agency IRNA as saying on Wednesday during a visit to Kabul. The news came days after reports last week of talks between U.S. and Taliban officials over proposals for a ceasefire 96

December 24, 2018 3:23 PM Iran says ready to respond, but U.S. aircraft carrier no threat

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran is ready to respond to any hostile U.S. action, but it does not consider the arrival of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Gulf last week a significant threat, an Iranian navy commander said on Monday. The USS John C. Stennis entered the Gulf on Friday, ending a long absence of U.S. aircraft carriers in the region as tensions rise between 74

December 23, 2018 10:09 AM Myanmar says policeman found dead near border with Bangladesh

YANGON (Reuters) - The body of a missing Myanmar policeman was found on the country’s troubled border with Bangladesh, state media and officials said on Sunday after a clash with unknown gunmen last week. Private Aung Kyaw Thet had been missing since his patrol was fired on from the Bangladesh side of the border on Dec. 17, according to the state-run 108

December 18, 2018 1:12 PM Tekashi 6ix9ine's guard gets three years probation for brawl

A member of rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine's security detail was sentenced Monday to three years probation for a brawl at a swanky Upper East Side eatery. Zachary Bunce, 33, copped to one count of misdemeanor assault as part of a plea deal. Cops say that on Oct. 26, he showed up to Philippe Chow on Madison Avenue, where the rapper was scheduled to have a dinner 117

December 18, 2018 9:19 AM Libya NOC declares force majeure on El Sharara oilfield, El Feel stays open

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya’s National Oil Company (NOC) has declared force majeure on operations at the country’s largest oilfield, El Sharara, a week after the firm announced a contractual waiver on exports from the field following its seizure by militants. Exports from the smaller El Feel oilfield were continuing, field engineers said, as workers had maintained 86

December 13, 2018 3:46 PM Serbia warns Kosovo army will substantially worsen tensions

A soldier of NATO-led peacekeeping force KFOR guards convoy of the road near the village of Leposavic, northern Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. In Friday’s vote, Kosovo's 120-seat parliament is expected to approve three draft laws to turn an existing paramilitary force into a lightly armed army. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) Soldiers of NATO-led peacekeeping 61

December 11, 2018 11:38 PM Canadian Judge Grants Huawei CFO $7.5 Million Bail as U.S. Seeks Extradition

Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was granted bail by a Canadian court, allowing the executive to stay in her Vancouver home as she awaits a possible extradition to the U.S. over fraud charges. Justice William Ehrcke of the British Columbia Supreme Court agreed to release Meng after four former colleagues and friends joined 70

December 7, 2018 2:15 PM Jared Leto Orders Concert Security to Stop Pummeling Fan

Jared Leto wasn't having it when a bunch of security guards roughed up a Thirty Seconds to Mars fan -- in fact, he stopped his concert to make 'em chill out. Jared's band was playing Thursday night in Sacramento when he spotted an apparent beatdown in progress. Watch the video ... Jared was right in the middle of a song when he brought the concert to a screeching 102