A gunman attacked Andrei Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, in the capital of Ankara on Monday. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement he was hospitalized with a gunshot wound. She added that the ministry would soon comment on “the attack on the Russian ambassador in Turkey”
Tuesday China is expected to return a U.S. Navy drone it seized in international waters, two U.S. defense officials told Fox News – a transfer that could help smooth over a significant dispute between the two militaries. The transfer will take place in the “vicinity” of Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, the body of water where the drone originally was taken.
Monday a state of emergency has been introduced in the Siberian city of Irkutsk after at least 33 people died of alcohol poisoning from consuming a bath lotion. The sale of lotions and tinctures containing alcohol has been on the rise in recent years in Russia as the country’s economy has struggled in the face of the sanctions and a slide in oil prices. Poisonings involved cheap surrogate alcohol are a regular occurrence, but the Irkutsk case was the deadliest such incident in years.
The US more than doubled a reward for information leading to the capture of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to $25 million, saying he is responsible for thousands of deaths and poses an increasing threat.
This will tick off the Demonrats. North Carolina’s Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has delivered a parting shot to his incoming — and Democratic — successor, using legislation to strip power from the office. McCrory signed multiple bills into law after the Republican-controlled General Assembly sent them to his desk this week. They take away power from Gov.-elect Roy Cooper, who will take office next month.
What this comes down to folks, is that Demonrats got caught with their pants down, and all their corrupt, crooked antics were exposed. But this time, instead of blaming Bush, as that old excuse is worn out, they are now putting all the blame for their crimes on Russia.
Odummy is just proving what a pri** he is. Thursday the White House without offering proof — that President-elect Donald Trump “obviously knew” Russia was hacking Democratic officials’ email accounts during the campaign, while suggesting Vladimir Putin personally authorized the breaches.
President-elect Donald Trump and his allies are back to trading barbs with the press on several fronts, hinting at a potential overhaul of the White House briefings while sparring anew with reporters and publications that crossed them.
Senate Democrats have been scrambling to prevent two of their members from taking a post in the Trump administration, trying to prevent any defection that could bolster Republicans’ control of the chamber.