The missile was launched from a testing ground in the southern Ural Mountains and successfully hit a target on Kamchatka in the Far East, some 6,000 kilometers away. "Russian Federation has obtained a new type of strategic weapon", he said. According to his assessment, the new avant-garde hypersonic system is not vulnerable to today's and promising air defense and anti-missile defense systems of a potential enemy.
It will depend on what remains as rain and what becomes snow. Colder air will start to arrive Thursday evening and will gradually switch whatever precipitation is leftover to snow before quickly winding down early Friday morning. Southern parts of the country, including some 13 million people, will also be affected by the inclement weather: In Texas, southwestern Arkansas and western Louisiana, there's a risk of strong winds, thunderstorms, large hail and isolated tornadoes Wednesday ...
Heavy smoke rose from the building which was surrounded by security forces as wounded people were rushed to hospital. In its statement on the incident the Foreign Ministry said "On Tuesday (December 25th), terrorist elements attacked the office of the Foreign Ministry in Tripoli ".
Workers deemed non-essential will be furloughed, while "essential" workers will be required to report to their jobs, but with no guarantee of a paycheck. "I'll call it whatever they want, but it's all the same thing", he told reporters after participating in a holiday video conference with representatives from the five branches of the U.S.
Pope Francis also expressed hope for renewed peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians "that can put an end to a conflict that for over 70 years". He also mentioned conflicts in Africa, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Ukraine. In reminding the faithful that their messiah was born into poverty and apparently stayed there his entire short life, Pope Francis I called for a focus on charity and compassion instead of what he referred to as the "insatiable greed" of global "consumerism".
The Puebla governor reportedly died in the crash, as did the pilot, co-pilot and a fifth passenger. "As an authority, I assume the commitment to investigate the causes, to tell the truth about what happened and act accordingly", he said on Twitter.