The federal government shut down on Friday at midnight after Democrats rejected President Donald Trump's proposed $5.7billion border wall bill. Monday is the 63rd year for the Santa tracker, which became a Christmas Eve tradition that began in 1955 with a mistaken phone call to a military command center.
They were arrested while a Canadian court was considering whether to allow Meng Wanzhou , chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, to be released on bail after arresting her December 1 at the United States' request. "This has not been a political decision by Canada ", Freeland said. EU High Representative Federica Mogherini's spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said China's justification for the Canadians' arrest "raises concerns about legitimate research and business practices in China".
Rescue workers and ambulances were finding it hard to reach affected areas because some roads were blocked by debris from damaged houses, overturned cars and fallen trees. "We saw hundreds of people who were watching a music event disappear under the wave", Nono, a tourist from Bekasi, West Java, said as quoted by Antara news agency on Sunday.
In a video posted on Twitter on December 21, the president described the shutdown as necessary because Democratic votes were required for getting his proposed border wall approved. With the shutdown hitting on a weekend and with Monday and Tuesday designated as federal holidays, workers generally won't feel the effects until Wednesday, the first full scheduled day back for affected employees.
Our next major system after the Christmas holiday arrives late Wednesday into Thursday and Friday. If you're heading to family and friends for Christmas Day, the weather will cooperate with plenty of sunshine and cold temperatures. By early Monday, the system will move toward the Eastern Seaboard bringing showers to the mid-Atlantic and snow to higher elevations in Pennsylvania, New York, northwestern New Jersey and New England.
Mr. Zahiri also dismissed the Taliban's denial over meeting Afghan officials, reminding this reporter of similar issues that were present while negotiating peace with Hizb-e-Islami a year ago. The decision apparently came after Khalilzad met with the Taliban in Abu Dhabi this week, part of a flurry of diplomatic efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table with the Afghan government.