President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to 36 months in prison in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian investigation. Cohen told the court he felt responsible to cover up Trump’s ‘dirty deeds.’ Cohen admitted he lied to Congress, committed campaign finance violations, and engaged in tax evasion. Cohen’s prison term begins in March.
Canada is seeking for access to International Crisis Group (ICG) employee Michael Kovrig after he was detained in China on Monday by the Beijing National Security Bureau. Canadian officials say they do not know Kovrig’s holding location or the reason for his detainment. The ICG says it is worried for Kovrig’s health and safety.
The US Senate decided on Wednesday to end military support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition in the war in Yemen in a move that defies President Trump. Lawmakers will push for sanctions against the Saudi kingdom. Eleven Republicans joined Democrats to achieve the majority necessary for the decision. Trump has threatened to veto the move.
French police have appealed for help from security forces in searching Strasbourg Christmas market shooting suspect Chérif Chekatt who killed two people and wounded others. Chekatt has a history of criminal convictions and entered Islamic extremism in prison. Police announced that if anyone sees the ‘dangerous’ suspect they should immediately call an emergency hotline.
British Prime Minister Theresa May retains her position as Tory leader following a vote on Wednesday night. The secret no-confidence vote weakened May’s leadership as she won by just 200 to 117 votes in the wake of Brexit disagreements. May continues to seek changes to the Brexit deal to increase its appeal to Parliament.
Delta Airlines announced on Monday they plan to ban emotional support animals from flights longer than 8 hours and all service and support animals under 4 months of age. Delta says the rise in passengers flying with support animals has led to biting and cabin destruction. Full measures will go into effect starting in February.