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Netanyau: Israel anticipating Trump's Mideast 'deal of the century' Netanyau: Israel anticipating Trump's Mideast 'deal of the century'
- February 15, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to hold a simultaneous summit in the resort of Sochi with Iranian President Hassan Rohani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the future of war-ravaged Syria . He focused his criticism at the EU, Britain, France and Germany saying that the mechanism implemented to continue doing business with Iran strengthens the Islamic regime and distances Europe from the USA. (more...)
Revolutionary Guard members killed in Iran bombing, state media say Revolutionary Guard members killed in Iran bombing, state media say
- February 15, 2019

Tehran linked the bombing to an ongoing USA -led conference in Warsaw largely focused on Iran. According to IRGC Qods Base statement, the bus was attacked by a vehicle bomb packed with explosive material on the road between Zahedan and Khash in the southeastern province. (more...)
Scott Morrison warns of 'weaker borders' after medivac bill is passed Scott Morrison warns of 'weaker borders' after medivac bill is passed
- February 15, 2019

Up to 300 asylum seekers from Manus Island and Nauru have obtained the crucial paperwork and are awaiting transfer, The Australian reported. Professor Twomey said that if the government claimed the bill was a money bill, the government would be exposed to claims it should lose power if it lost a vote on the bill. (more...)
Russian Federation to disconnect from global internet to test its cyber-defences Russian Federation to disconnect from global internet to test its cyber-defences
- February 14, 2019

Under the proposed law, Russian Federation wants to build its own version of the net's address system, known as Domain Name System (DNS ), which could still operate if links to foreign-based servers were disconnected. But experts have said developing such sweeping capabilities, if not impossible, would be extremely expensive and could lead to major disruptions in the functioning of the internet. (more...)
"El Chapo" attorney claims "plenty of errors" and unfair trial
- February 14, 2019

Ray Donovan, head the of the Drug Enforcement Administration's NY office said the case underscored Guzman's true colors, showing that "the real Chapo is a ruthless killer and manipulator". "It's like a self-contained area within a self-contained area within a self-contained area", Levine said. TRT World's North America correspondent Jon Brain reports from NY. (more...)
South Koreans largely optimistic about Trump-Kim summit South Koreans largely optimistic about Trump-Kim summit
- February 13, 2019

South Korea will pay the U.S. 1.04 trillion won ($924 million) as a contribution for maintaining 28,500 American troops in the region for a year, after a deal was signed in Seoul on Sunday. "But it's an important part, and we are very pleased that our consultations resulted in an agreement", Betts said. Their first summit in Singapore last June resulted in Kim's vague commitment to "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", a term that his propaganda machine previously used when ... (more...)
US Muslim lawmaker Ilhan Omar sorry for tweet that sparked anti-Semitism row US Muslim lawmaker Ilhan Omar sorry for tweet that sparked anti-Semitism row
- February 13, 2019

To remind you, the universally accepted Working Definition of Anti-Semitism , issued by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, includes "2". AIPAC denied the assertion, and Democrats said they were shocked. By focusing their attack on AIPAC, groups like JVP skillfully remove yet another line of defense against Jewish annihilation. (more...)
US Democrat Amy Klobuchar Announces Presidential Bid US Democrat Amy Klobuchar Announces Presidential Bid
- February 13, 2019

The 58-year-old said it is time to get "dark money" out of politics, strengthen voting rights, combat climate change, and to enact universal background checks for all gun purchases. "Obviously we're very proud, as we are of all of our sons and daughter-in-laws". She began her career in private practice before being elected narrowly as Hennepin County attorney in 1998. (more...)
17 killed in fire at New Delhi hotel, 4 others hurt 17 killed in fire at New Delhi hotel, 4 others hurt
- February 13, 2019

A woman and child were seen attempting to jump while another man was spotted hanging from a terrace before falling. According to one of the eyewitnesses, there was a family of 13 members staying inside the hotel. "Obviously, even if people came to the emergency exit, they could not have escaped as it was too narrow and it was locked anyway", he said. "Apparently, there were lapses (from the hotel administration's side) and action will be taken against those found guilty". (more...)
Lawmakers have deal to avert shutdown, they say Lawmakers have deal to avert shutdown, they say
- February 13, 2019

He cited the number of people who have died trying to enter the United States since 650 miles of fencing went up along the southern border over the past decade. The problem with what quickly appeared to be yet another false statement from Trump: The El Paso County Coliseum where Trump spoke has a maximum capacity of 5,250. (more...)
Timing: When the snow is forecast to start Tuesday and end Wednesday Timing: When the snow is forecast to start Tuesday and end Wednesday
- February 12, 2019

Hundreds of flights were canceled in Seattle and Portland, and heavy snow drifts closed major highways in eastern Washington. "Another 1-2" will fall during the evening before tapering off before midnight. Eventually , it'll switch over completely to just rain but that won't be until later Tuesday afternoon . The rest of the week includes daytime highs of 3 C on Tuesday , - 2 C on Wednesday , 1 C on Thursday and 2 C on Friday . (more...)
Acting attorney general overseeing Mueller probe says he's not interfered Acting attorney general overseeing Mueller probe says he's not interfered
- February 11, 2019

Whitaker also made clear he will not cooperate with the Committee. "It's becoming a show", said Republican Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, who accused his Democratic colleagues of "character assassination". Whitaker also denied media reports that Trump lashed out at him after learning his former lawyer and personal fixer Michael Cohen was pleading guilty for lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow. (more...)
Governor Northam digs himself further into hole in new interview Governor Northam digs himself further into hole in new interview
- February 11, 2019

The top three Democrats in Virginia's state government are now dealing with various scandals - Gov. Ralph Northam and state Attorney General Mark Herring both admitted to having worn blackface in the 1980s. Northam, 59, said he wants to spend the remaining three years of his term trying to ensure that black Virginians have the same opportunities as whites. (more...)
Project helps women in developing nations gain economically Project helps women in developing nations gain economically
- February 11, 2019

Trump during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night noted that he supports investing in the "industries of the future" - a phrase which was understood by media as recognition of White House efforts on AI, 5G deployment and other tech-based initiatives. (more...)
Senate panel approves Trump attorney general nominee Senate panel approves Trump attorney general nominee
- February 11, 2019

The nomination will now be sent to the full Republican-controlled Senate, where Barr is also expected to have enough support to be confirmed in a vote that could come as early as next week. Democrats and many Republicans have said they believe Mueller's final report should be fully released . Opponents have also cited a memo Barr wrote to the Justice Department before his nomination in which he criticized Mueller's investigation for the way it was presumably looking into whether Trump had ... (more...)
USA revokes Venezuela visas, rejects dialogue with Maduro USA revokes Venezuela visas, rejects dialogue with Maduro
- February 10, 2019

His press conference in Caracas was twice interrupted by power cuts, which have become common in the capital. A day after the aid convoy arrived in the border city of Cucuta, President Nicolas Maduro ridiculed the United States for offering small amounts of assistance while maintaining sanctions that block some $10 billion of offshore assets and revenue. (more...)
Pope Francis admits priests abused nuns and used them as 'sex slaves' Pope Francis admits priests abused nuns and used them as 'sex slaves'
- February 10, 2019

The Vatican, for example, launched an investigation a year ago into a small religious order in Chile after sisters reported some of their fellow nuns had been thrown out of the congregation after they brought their complaints of abuse by priests to their mother superior. (more...)
Trump announces campaign rally next week in El Paso, Texas Trump announces campaign rally next week in El Paso, Texas
- February 10, 2019

State child welfare officials reported that 46 unaccompanied youths aged between 15 and 17 were in the caravan. We met with the sheriff of Hidalgo County last week. The announcement took everyone by surprise especially given the reaction from local officials regarding his wall comments about El Paso during his speech Monday night. (more...)
Trump stokes Democrats' Virginia turmoil as scandal snares Republican Trump stokes Democrats' Virginia turmoil as scandal snares Republican
- February 10, 2019

In Washington, Virginia's Democratic Senator Tim Kaine said he, too, would prefer to know more before reaching a conclusion. Within the last six days, Virginia's Democratic leadership has begun collapsing on itself after three of its high-level members were caught up in scandal after scandal. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren Makes 2020 Presidential Run Official Elizabeth Warren Makes 2020 Presidential Run Official
- February 10, 2019

Trump refers to Warren as " Pocahontas ", a slur referencing accusations that she falsely claimed Native American ancestry in a Harvard directory . She used the backdrop to highlight what she sees as the plight of an American working class that has been left behind by rapacious big business and indifferent government. (more...)
US Agencies Have Damning Recording of Saudi Prince US Agencies Have Damning Recording of Saudi Prince
- February 09, 2019

The killing, he said repeatedly, was a "terrible crime" and those responsible will be held accountable. He said: "We know that this was not an authorized operation". The Saudi Minister was in Washington where he met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. "There was no order given to conduct this operation", Reuters reported. (more...)
Taliban, Afghan Delegations Hail 'Successful' Moscow Meeting, Pledge To Meet Again Taliban, Afghan Delegations Hail 'Successful' Moscow Meeting, Pledge To Meet Again
- February 09, 2019

The Taliban's deputy chief negotiator, Salam Hanafi, also said the group will negotiate directly with Kabul once the U.S. announces a full withdrawal. "They arrived there late, fought back and managed to get the checkpoint under control of the check point, " he added. But the USA -backed government in Kabul was not invited to the conference because the Taliban have persistently refused to engage in any talks with Kabul until all foreign forces leave Afghanistan. (more...)
Second woman accuses Virginia deputy governor of assault Second woman accuses Virginia deputy governor of assault
- February 09, 2019

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and state Attorney General Mark Herring , both Democrats, are facing calls to resign after they both admitted to wearing blackface decades ago. The photograph included one man in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan white robe. He did, however, admit to putting shoe polish on his face when he dressed up as Michael Jackson for a talent show in 1984. (more...)
Bahraini Refugee Footballer Could Be Jailed in Thailand until August Bahraini Refugee Footballer Could Be Jailed in Thailand until August
- February 09, 2019

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne called on Thai authorities to use their discretion in Araibi's case. " Thailand's office of the Attorney-General has publicly confirmed that Thailand's Extradition Act allows for executive discretion in such cases". (more...)
Storm Erik: Weather warning as Storm Erik blows in Storm Erik: Weather warning as Storm Erik blows in
- February 09, 2019

Calm before the storm: Musician Sharon Shannon takes her dogs Misty and Gnasher for a walk on the beach at Salthill in Galway city ahead of Storm Erik. Head of customer service Sam Fuller said: "High winds and rain from the west are forecast across the country for tomorrow, and could affect our area". (more...)
Report Finds Kim Hiding Nukes as Trump Announces Vietnam Summit Report Finds Kim Hiding Nukes as Trump Announces Vietnam Summit
- February 07, 2019

But a declaration to end the war would have to be signed by the leaders of the main protagonists, both Koreas, China and the United States, and experts say time is very short to coordinate such a step by the end of this month. The country, however, is keen to project itself on the world stage. Opinion about Trump's outreach to Kim Jong Un divides North Korea experts. He said that the summit will also bring a positive image of Vietnam "being a country of peace and Vietnamese people ... (more...)
INF Treaty: Russia in MISSILE THREAT to America after treaty exit INF Treaty: Russia in MISSILE THREAT to America after treaty exit
- February 06, 2019

On February 1, Pompeo justified the USA decision to suspend its obligations under the historic Cold War-era INF Treaty , triggering the six month withdrawal process, by yet again accusing Russian Federation of violating the treaty. "We can not be the only country in the world unilaterally bound by this treaty, or any other". No country has to date deployed a cruise missile using an on-board nuclear reactor, largely given the engineering challenges and safety concerns involved. (more...)
Freezing rain leads to school bus cancellations Freezing rain leads to school bus cancellations
- February 06, 2019

This one looks to bring us mainly rain, but some ice is also possible. With highs stuck in the upper 10s to mid 20s and breezy conditions, wind chills will be in the single digits both above and below zero. Skies will remain cloudy with freezing drizzle ending for the afternoon. Daytime highs will be near -7°C. Accumulations of snow should be below 2 inches, but strong winds from the north and very low wind chills will make things pretty uncomfortable. (more...)
Island's Chinese community celebrates the Year of the Pig Island's Chinese community celebrates the Year of the Pig
- February 06, 2019

If you are lucky enough to be born in the year of the pig you are believed to be optimistic , enthusiastic and hardworking. Qian's hometown, Suzhou in the Southern China , uses many traditional Chinese New Year customs from the region. (more...)
Trump Says He'll Keep Base in Iraq to 'Watch Iran' Trump Says He'll Keep Base in Iraq to 'Watch Iran'
- February 05, 2019

Watch above, via CBS News, and read the full transcript of the interview here. Asked if he meant to use the base to strike Iran , Trump said it would be used only to "watch". The Pentagon's Inspector General issued a sobering report based on the Defense Department's own assessments Monday, calling Islamic State fighters a "battle-hardened" force capable of regaining territory in Syria if the USA lets up pressure by withdrawing. (more...)
Kim Summit 2.0 in Vietnam Kim Summit 2.0 in Vietnam
- February 05, 2019

National Intelligence Director Dan Coats also said that USA national security is threatened by climate change, while Trump thinks that global warming is not real. During an inter-Korean summit in September, North Korea's Kim expressed willingness to close Yongbyon if the United States took corresponding action. (more...)
Israel announces construction of new barrier along Gaza border Israel announces construction of new barrier along Gaza border
- February 05, 2019

According to a statement from the Defence Ministry, the new barrier will be 65 kilometres long and six metres high. The fence is created to "prevent terrorists from Gaza from penetrating into our territory on the ground", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told media before the weekly cabinet meeting, the website France24 reported . (more...)
Osinbajo's helicopter crash-lands in Kogi Osinbajo's helicopter crash-lands in Kogi
- February 04, 2019

Josiah Choms, an executive at the Lagos-based firm, said Osinbajo was being conveyed in an Augusta AW139 chopper when it lost control as it was about to touch down at about 3:00 p.m.in Kabba, Kogi State. "God has kept us safe and alive, delivered us from death so we can do more for our people and country", he said. "NAF joins the nation in thanking God for sparing the life of the Vice President as well as other passengers and crew members involved in the mishap". (more...)
Longtime MMA Veteran On The Run From Three Pending Murder Charges Longtime MMA Veteran On The Run From Three Pending Murder Charges
- February 04, 2019

Their bodies were found January 15 in Oklahoma, and three days later Marks was named a suspect. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office's initial tweet about the escape said Marks was facing three 'pending murder charges, ' but it didn't immediately respond to requests for further information about those charges. (more...)
Brexit played ‘inevitable role’ in Nissan X-Trail decision, says MP Brexit played ‘inevitable role’ in Nissan X-Trail decision, says MP
- February 04, 2019

The X-Trail model was previously planned for production in the U.K.as announced in 2016 after the company and United Kingdom government worked out an agreement for future investment. This caused critics to claim the Government had struck a " sweetheart deal " wth the manufacturer, shielding it from possible post-Brexit EU tariffs. (more...)
Interim Budget has sops for voters, slips on fiscal deficit target again Interim Budget has sops for voters, slips on fiscal deficit target again
- February 03, 2019

By this measure, more than three crore middle class taxpayers stand to benefit. The Mega Pension Yojana, under which Rs 3,000 per month will given to unorganised sector employees, is a mammoth undertaking. The Union Budget for 2018-19 had set out a disinvestment target of Rs 80,000 crore; while barely half of this has been achieved so far, Goyal said the government was confident of hitting the target. (more...)
Maduro threatens Venezuelan opposition leader with new elections Maduro threatens Venezuelan opposition leader with new elections
- February 03, 2019

The officer later confirmed he would not give further statements until given authorisation by "the commander-in-chief of the legal armed force which is President Juan Guaido". The previously little-known 35-year old industrial engineer has offered the military and public officials amnesty if they defect. Mr Guaido swore himself in as interim president in a direct challenge to Mr Maduro's rule, but still has no control over state institutions or any functions of day-to-day governance. (more...)
US Senate chief rebukes Trump over Syria pullout US Senate chief rebukes Trump over Syria pullout
- February 03, 2019

However, Trump's intelligence chiefs said ISIS still remains a threat in Syria and Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned on the same note. "And American national security interests require continued commitment to our missions there". withdrawing. The Senate voted 68-23 to advance nonbinding legislation warning against a "precipitous withdrawal" from Syria and Afghanistan. Leaving Syria has become a political hot-button issue for many hawks, who argue variously that either ISIS isn't ... (more...)
Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Breaks Silence On Gov Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Breaks Silence On Gov
- February 03, 2019

Ralph Northam has told a source he now believes it is not him in a racist yearbook photo and, despite mounting pressure to resign, that he will not do so, according a top Virginia Democratic source who spoke to the governor on Saturday. (more...)
Everything you need to know about where Cory Booker gets his money Everything you need to know about where Cory Booker gets his money
- February 02, 2019

In addition to Harris, D-Calif., Booker joins Sens. "I'm Cory Booker and I'm running for president of the United States of America". Booker's campaign manager will be Addisu Demissie, who managed California Democratic Gov. Booker's call for unity and Making America Proud, Not Ashamed, Of Its Elected Officials Again is precisely the message anyone who's followed his career would expect. (more...)
Speaker Pelosi says there’s no wall money in border legislation Speaker Pelosi says there’s no wall money in border legislation
- February 01, 2019

Now, a conference committee of House and Senate leaders is working to "deliver language that allows Democrats to say they held firm on the wall and Trump to claim victory, all while avoiding another shutdown". "I could see myself doing something for DACA but I want to find out what the Supreme Court is going to do first", Trump told the Caller, adding that he believes its "highly unlikely" that the issue will come up. (more...)
United States polar vortex 2019: U.S. faces historic low temperatures United States polar vortex 2019: U.S. faces historic low temperatures
- February 01, 2019

The painfully cold weather system holding much of the Midwest in a historic deep freeze sent temperatures plunging to a record low in northern IL on Thursday, but a dramatic swing of as much as 80 degrees is expected by early next week. (more...)
Trump calls his own intel chiefs 'extremely passive and naive' Trump calls his own intel chiefs 'extremely passive and naive'
- February 01, 2019

Mr Trump past year pulled out of an worldwide nuclear deal with Iran put in place under his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama , and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. He said, "Moscow's relationship with Beijing is closer than it's been in many decades ". The president also told reporters during the meeting with the manufacturers that he has an agreement for the location of the next summit with North Korea, which the White House has said will be at the end of February. (more...)
US sends first Central American asylum seeker to Mexico under new policy US sends first Central American asylum seeker to Mexico under new policy
- February 01, 2019

The US embassy in Mexico City confirmed in a statement that Washington had begun implementing the new policy , Trump's latest bid to curb illegal immigration. The Mexican government has said repeatedly that it disagrees with the policy, which officials argue is being imposed on the country by the United States. (more...)
Brexit deadlock not game of chicken, says Simon Coveney Brexit deadlock not game of chicken, says Simon Coveney
- January 31, 2019

Ahead of the next crucial Commons debate, Simon Coveney, the Irish foreign minister and deputy prime minister, insisted the backstop was "part of a balanced package that isn't going to change" insisting it was only part of the withdrawal agreement because of the UK's red lines. (more...)
Prosecutors: Mueller Filing on Russian Company Was Itself Used for Disinformation Prosecutors: Mueller Filing on Russian Company Was Itself Used for Disinformation
- January 31, 2019

The special counsel disclosed the apparent online leak as part of its argument against allowing Concord's American attorneys to share sensitive information with individuals in Russian Federation, including Prigozhin, as the attorneys have requested. (more...)
Malaysia Goodson: Mom Dies in NYC Subway Stairs Fall Malaysia Goodson: Mom Dies in NYC Subway Stairs Fall
- January 31, 2019

Police say Goodson was found unresponsive on the platform around 8pm Monday and was pronounced dead in the hospital, the Guardian reports . Goodson's 1-year-old daughter, Rhylee, was found underneath her in good condition, sources said . (more...)
Full list of Wednesday school delays, closings for NY, NJ and CT Full list of Wednesday school delays, closings for NY, NJ and CT
- January 31, 2019

Milwaukee Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, January 30 due to inclement weather. The decision is ultimately up to the superintendent with student safety being a top priority. But with wind chill, there's not so much to see. "And so you know, that one is a little tougher with the cold". As a reminder, we now have a two-hour late start scheduled for this Wednesday, January 30, for professional development. (more...)
Snow pummels Midwest as millions prepare for life-threatening cold Snow pummels Midwest as millions prepare for life-threatening cold
- January 30, 2019

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Even if the record is not broken, the National Weather Service in Chicago is calling this week's forecast "life-threatening extreme cold" that "can lead to rapid onset of frostbite and hypothermia ". (more...)
Toronto McArthur Enters Guilty Plea News Centre News Toronto McArthur Enters Guilty Plea News Centre News
- January 30, 2019

The remains of his eighth victim were found at a ravine near the same property. "That is why I was so determined to help ensure that the independent external review now underway is open, transparent and very much community driven", Tory said in a statement released after McArthur pleaded guilty Tuesday to the murders of eight men. (more...)