Videos of the Day: Slain Police Officer Called ‘American Hero’ at His Funeral

January 5, 2019 Updated: January 5, 2019

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A California police officer who was killed in the line of duty was hailed Saturday as a “Fiji-born American hero” who made the ultimate sacrifice for his adopted country.

At a funeral held for Cpl. Ronil (row-neel) Singh, mourners remembered the 33-year-old officer as a hard-working immigrant who worked his way up to become an officer in the small town of Newman.

Weekend Shutdown Talks Led by Pence to Go Into Second Day

White House officials and congressional aides kicked off weekend talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown that has dragged into the 15th day.

Vice President Mike Pence, who led the conversation, described Saturday’s session as “productive” on Twitter, although no breakthrough was reached.

The White House aides and Democratic and Republican staffers planned to return to the talks on Sunday.

Negotiations have been at an impasse over President Donald Trump’s demands for 5.6 billion US dollars to fund a wall at the US-Mexico border.

A White House official said the meeting included a briefing on border security by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Clashes, Damaged Vehicles, at Paris Yellow Vest Demo

French “yellow vests” on Saturday marched in a nationwide protest against high living costs and the perceived indifference of President Emmanuel Macron, whose government this week hardened its stance against them.

The street protests began peacefully in the French capital but degenerated later in the afternoon as protesters hurled missiles at riot police barricading bridges over the Seine river and torched garbage bins on the glitzy Boulevard Saint Germain.

Tear gas was fired at tense “yellow vest” protests in Paris as demonstrators tried to reach the French parliament building and a barge moored on the River Seine caught fire.