As Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro launches his second term challenged by a re-energized opposition movement, experts say his hold on power relies more than ever on military backing. "Under the rule of law we will have clear elements to obtain new financing to boost the economy, stabilize the country and tend to the oil industry", Guaido said after Tuesday's congressional session.
China has detained a Chinese-Australian writer who had flown in from NY last week, the Australian government said , adding it was trying to find out why he was being held. Yang wrote on his blog on December 30th that Western nations' legal, economic, and social systems have many loopholes, and most of those who exploit them for profit are Chinese.
Casey Hathaway has been found safe, according to Craven County Sheriff's Office. On Thursday morning he was found by a professional rescue crew. Deputies said the grandmother and others searched for Casey for about 45 minutes before calling 911.
Schumer spokesman Justin Goodman said Democrats have made clear that "they will not support funding for the wall, prorated or otherwise". The wall is unlikely to pass the Democratic-controlled House. It is the longest such shutdown in USA history. At least a half-dozen senators, mostly on the Republican side, voted for both plans, desperate for any solution to the shutdown .
Before his departure, Abe told reporters that negotiations with Russian Federation on signing a peace treaty have been an issue for over 70 years, and resolving it is not easy. Another Russian concern over a possible transfer of the Kurils is specifically that Japan may allow the stationing of missile defense interceptors or sensors on these territories.
On Saturday, however, Wu was found dead by rescue workers after falling about 65 feet into a valley near Mabolasi Mountain in Taiwan's Yushan National Park, Newsweek reported. "I only have around 97 bikinis so I accidentally repeated some". She was found almost 28 hours later and airlifted out, but it was too late. In response to the incident, dozens of people posted condolence messages, as well as reflections of Wu's influence on her Facebook page .