Child's death highlights communication barriers on border

Shortly before a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in U.S. custody, her father signed a form stating that his daughter was in good health. But it's unclear how much the man understood on the form, which was written in English and read to him in Spanish by Border Patrol agents.
See Full Article

Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space

DENVER -- After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile.
But some of their most highly touted features will not be fully available until 2022 or later because of problems in a companion program to develop a new ground control system for the satellites, government auditors said.
See Full Article

'Over my dead body' will Mueller interview Trump, Giuliani says

With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, U.S. President Donald Trump and his attorney unleashed a fresh series of attacks Sunday on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with the special counsel.
See Full Article

Turkey says Trump working to extradite wanted cleric Gulen

U.S. President Donald Trump has told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington is working on extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric Turkey accuses of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, Turkey's foreign minister said on Sunday.
"In Argentina, Trump told Erdogan they were working on extraditing [Fethullah] Gulen and other people," Mevlut Cavusoglu said, referring to the G20 summit where the leaders met two weeks ago.
See Full Article

Prada pulls products after blackface imagery accusations

Italian luxury brand Prada has issued an apology and removed a holiday window display at a New York store in response to complaints that its goods featured blackface imagery.
The window display at the company’s SoHo location in Manhattan had small, black and brown, monkey-like figurines with oversized red lips – common characteristics of historical blackface imagery.
See Full Article

Much of Atlantic Canada to be blanketed by snow early this week

Canada's national forecaster has issued special weather statements for all four Atlantic provinces, which are expecting some wintry weather on Monday and into Tuesday.
Environment Canada says a slow-moving low-pressure system is slated to track south of Nova Scotia on Monday and cross Cape Breton Island in the evening, dumping more than 10 centimetres of snow on much of the province.
See Full Article

This 5-year-old gave her birthday presents to 2 kids who lost their home to fire

Olivia Legge was hoping there'd be a lot of presents at her sixth birthday party on Sunday, but she wasn't hoping to keep them for herself.
Instead, she's giving them to two children — a two-year-old girl and a seven-year-old boy — whose house burned down Friday night near Lethbridge.
See Full Article

Environmental activists frustrated COP24 deal not strong enough

Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna and environmental activists are emphasizing that more action is needed to combat climate change despite Saturday's deal reached by countries at a UN climate summit.
In addition, some green groups and certain countries expressed frustration that more ambitious climate goals were not achieved during intense negotiations that ran into the weekend.
See Full Article

Dozens injured in Japan restaurant explosion

More than 40 people were injured in an explosion Sunday night at a Japanese restaurant in northern Japan, police said.
The explosion occurred in Sapporo, the capital city of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, and caused nearby apartment buildings and houses to shake.
See Full Article

Death toll in Strasbourg Christmas market attack rises to 5

The Paris prosecutor's office said on Sunday that a fifth person had died from their wounds following Tuesday's Strasbourg Christmas market shooting.
An official with the prosecutor's office said the victim was a Polish national and gave no other details.
See Full Article

Brexit could wilt huge Dutch flower trade

Every day from dawn, a fleet of forklift trucks carries crates of roses, tulips, chrysanthemums and 22,000 other flower varieties through the world's biggest flower market.
Yme Pasma, chief operating officer for Royal FloraHolland, keeps a watchful eye as workers sort stems arriving from all over the world before sending them off to destinations across Europe.
See Full Article

Sri Lankan leader takes reinstated PM to task

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka's president on Sunday launched a scathing verbal attack at his reappointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, accusing his leadership of being corrupt and anti-national, casting doubt on any immediate end to the country's restive politics.
See Full Article