by | December 20, 2018 | 23:55

It also would reduce life sentences for some drug offenders with three convictions, or "three strikes", to 25 years. The legislation will maintain the tools that have worked for reducing crime, like mandatory minimum sentences. He succeeded in making some changes to the criminal justice system with 2010 legislation that reduced the disparities between mandatory crack and powder cocaine sentences.

by | December 20, 2018 | 23:31

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said no discussion has taken place regarding an interim government, ceasefire, and elections. About an hour earlier, Khalilzad called this week's talks "productive" toward the end of promoting an "intra-Afghan dialogue towards ending the conflict".

by | December 20, 2018 | 23:29

The spike includes the deadliest attack on the USA media in recent history, when a gunman who had filed a failed defamation lawsuit against the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland killed four journalists and a sales associate in June.

by | December 20, 2018 | 23:25

The House Republican leadership has canceled a press conference scheduled for Thursday. Following a lunch-hour meeting that also included pro-border wall House conservatives, Ryan said all Republicans have "very serious concerns about securing our border".

by | December 20, 2018 | 21:26

In a joint statement read out by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after the trio met U.N. Syria peace envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva , they said the new initiative should be guided "by a sense of compromise and constructive engagement".

by | December 20, 2018 | 20:55

Prosecutors with the Manhattan US Attorney's Office on Thursday have charged two Chinese nationals who they say work with the country's Ministry of State Security in Tiannjin. Mr Rosenstein said his department's move had been co-ordinated with United States allies in Europe and Asia to rebuff "China's economic aggression".

by | December 20, 2018 | 20:13

In court today: Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia told Flynn that he "arguably sold his country out" while working as an unregistered foreign lobbyist, and suggested that Flynn had not yet done enough to avoid prison time.

by | December 20, 2018 | 19:21

A Russian 16,000-tonne ship known as the Kuzma Minin has run aground off the coast of Britain's Cornwall County as the area was being pounded by stormy weather, the Daily Mirror wrote on Tuesday. They wrote: "180 metre bulk carrier dragged anchor and grounded on west of port entrance between Swanpool and Gullyngvase beaches this morning". The incident comes after the Met Office issued a yellow warning of severe weather with 65mph winds forecast.

by | December 20, 2018 | 19:14

Australia, in the white paper , has been classified as a "low risk" country - along with other nations such as the USA, South Korea, Singapore, Canada, Japan and New Zealand - allowing work visa applicants from those areas to benefit from the proposed reforms.

by | December 20, 2018 | 17:53

After being confronted, Relotius finally admitted to the fraud last week. The magazine said Relotius "committed his deception intentionally, methodically and with criminal intent". And "Number 440", a story about alleged prisoners at Guantanamo. Relotius also worked for other media organizations in Germany and overseas. On Wednesday, Der Spiegel announced he had resigned after seven years at the magazine.

by | December 20, 2018 | 15:28

As soon as the twitter stated that it was investigating unusual traffic that might be from state-sponsored hackers, the shares of the company fell nearly 7 percent. "While we can't affirm plan or attribution for certain, it is conceivable that a portion of these IP delivers may have connections to state-supported performing artists", the organization said.

by | December 20, 2018 | 14:27

This is an absolutely insane thing to tweet from an official government account. When asked if he was at all responsible for the decline in the FBI's reputation among Americans with a conscience, and whether that decline was perhaps related to his treating Hillary Clinton with kid gloves while going after Donald Trump with the flimsiest excuse and the ugliest tactics, Comey responded, "That's ridiculous".

by | December 20, 2018 | 14:07

US officials will try to expedite humanitarian aid to North Korea, a USA envoy said on Wednesday, as Washington and Pyongyang struggle to find a breakthrough in stalled talks aimed at ending the North's nuclear programme. Trump has said he expects to have a second summit with Kim in January or February. North Korea's reiteration of its long-standing position on denuclearization could prove to be a major setback for diplomacy, which was revived early this year following a series of ...

by | December 20, 2018 | 08:55

Media captionCould there be a second Brexit vote? Those plans include setting aside space on ferries to ensure a regular flow of medical supplies and keeping 3,500 armed forces personnel ready to support the government with its contingency plans.

by | December 19, 2018 | 23:58

The Washington D.C. attorney general has filed a lawsuit suing Facebook for allowing political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica to gain access to personal data of tens of millions of the site's users without permission. According to the Post, the DC attorney general's action could be amended to include more recent data security admissions, including more revelations published on Wednesday by the New York Times .

by | December 19, 2018 | 23:47

The sale would provide Ankara with a NATO-interoperable system for defending Turkish airspace, instead of the Russian S-400 missile system. On April 3, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin said in Ankara that they had agreed to expedite the delivery of the S-400 missile systems.

by | December 19, 2018 | 23:25

His tweet followed a series of news reports that the preparing to withdraw its troops from Syria . It cites unnamed officials in reporting the U.S. A large contingent of the main US-backed, anti-IS fighting force in Syria, an alliance known as the Syrian Democratic forces (SDF), is Kurdish and is viewed by Turkey as a "terrorist" group.

by | December 19, 2018 | 23:09

The piece referenced in Ocasio-Cortez's tweet reported her "highest priority" is getting rid of Jeffries because she believes that his liberal bona fides are not strong enough and that he is perceived to be against the left wing of the Democratic party, according to Politico .

by | December 19, 2018 | 23:07

Commons Speaker John Bercow said he did not see the incident himself but, if true, Corbyn would have to apologise in front of parliament . And Health Secretary Matt Hancock added: "The mask slips". Mrs May said her "achievements" with European Union negotiators would be set out in the new year and again insisted Mr Corbyn had no alternative Brexit deal.

by | December 19, 2018 | 22:58

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party had already agreed to scrap the law that lowered the judges' retirement age, after the European Court of Justice issued an interim judgment against the legislation in October. The law, which came into effect in July, saw 22 supreme court judges forced to quit their posts before the expiration of the constitutional term. The December 17 ruling made the court decision final.