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Zimbabwe opposition accuses government of brutal crackdown Zimbabwe opposition accuses government of brutal crackdown
- January 22, 2019

MDC chairperson Tabitha Khumalo told VOA Zimbabwe Service that armed police and other state security agents raided her home in the country's second largest city, Bulawayo, where they found a maid. But the MDC says former Mugabe ally Mnangagwa, whose nickname is "Crocodile", is now overseeing a reversion to authoritarian rule by using the same tactic. (more...)
U.S. shutdown: Trump angered by Democrat rejection of 'compromise' U.S. shutdown: Trump angered by Democrat rejection of 'compromise'
- January 22, 2019

BuzzFeed's top editor Ben Smith responded to Carr's statement by saying, "We stand by our reporting and the sources who informed it, and we urge the Special Counsel to make clear what he's disputing". On Friday, the Supreme Court took no action on the Trump administration's request to decide by early summer whether Trump's bid to end that program was legal, meaning it probably will survive at least another year. (more...)
Anti-abortion March for Life convenes with shock Pence go to Anti-abortion March for Life convenes with shock Pence go to
- January 22, 2019

Before she gave her remarks, Mancini introduced Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, chairman of the USA bishops' Committee on Pro-life Activities. He said the pro-life movement has been deemed to be "out of line with society", noting that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just said that recently. (more...)
Giuliani says Cohen talked about Trump Tower in Moscow through 2016 election Giuliani says Cohen talked about Trump Tower in Moscow through 2016 election
- January 22, 2019

An investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign has loomed large over the Trump presidency amid media reports of his team's connections with Russian Federation. Saying that the talks ended in January 2016 was a lie, Cohen admitted. "We know Trump was trying to do business with Moscow up until this election". It is also not known when BuzzFeed believes Cohen told the special counsel about Trump's instructions to lie. (more...)
Freezing! Kalamazoo Goes Five Below A Day Early; Wind Chills Next Freezing! Kalamazoo Goes Five Below A Day Early; Wind Chills Next
- January 22, 2019

Arctic high pressure will build Monday allowing skies to clear and bring us some sunshine. Andrew Cuomo is warning residents to prepare for potentially unsafe conditions as an arctic cold front brings wind chill temperatures below zero for most of the state. (more...)
Democratic lawmaker offers path for agreement on shutdown Democratic lawmaker offers path for agreement on shutdown
- January 21, 2019

Trump is also offering to extend protections for immigrants who came to the U.S.as a result of war or natural disasters in their home countries. The shutdown, now in its 29th day, has left hundreds of thousands federal workers suffering . (more...)
Extreme cold warning for Waterloo region Extreme cold warning for Waterloo region
- January 21, 2019

Wind chills will drop between 5 and 15 degrees below zero along and west of the Parkway, but the Highlands could be as cold as 25 below zero. Temperatures started in the 40s and lower 50s early Sunday morning and plummeted into the 20s and 30s by the afternoon. (more...)
Trump plan to end shutdown panned by opponents, right Trump plan to end shutdown panned by opponents, right
- January 21, 2019

In remarks he billed as a " major announcement ", Trump cited a proposal developed by administration officials and Republican lawmakers. " I want this to end ", Trump stressed, adding that it was time to "reclaim our future from the extreme voices" of the left that "favored open borders". (more...)
Students in MAGA hats taunt Native American veteran; Kentucky diocese investigates Students in MAGA hats taunt Native American veteran; Kentucky diocese investigates
- January 20, 2019

Phillips attempted to defuse the situation by offering a song, "trying to get young people to listen". "To have our elders who are closing out, you know, a handsome day - one that started kind of chilly and cold, but the sun came out and joined us and blessed us - to have them go through that was a particularly egregious ordeal", he said. (more...)
Woman with local ties killed in Syria Woman with local ties killed in Syria
- January 20, 2019

Trump , joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, saluted as a six-member Navy team carried a flag-draped casket bearing Scott Wirtz from a C-17 aircraft to a waiting van. "Jon was part of a long and inspiring list of Bowdoin graduates and community members who served and are still serving the common good in the U.S. military", Rose wrote . (more...)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand jumps into 2020 presidential race Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand jumps into 2020 presidential race
- January 20, 2019

The New York Democrat, a longtime advocate for women in politics and a leader in the #MeToo movement supporting survivors of sexual assault, announced her decision to run for president on CBS' " The Late Show with Stephen Colbert ", saying she will "fight for other people's kids as hard as I would fight for my own". (more...)
Women's March doesn’t represent Jews - Laura Loomer shouts after crashing NYC event Women's March doesn’t represent Jews - Laura Loomer shouts after crashing NYC event
- January 20, 2019

The first march was January 21, 2017, the day after U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration. "The media can talk about whatever controversy they want, but the real controversy was in the White House", she said. Turmoil within the organization has led to some members requesting the resignation of the national group's co-chairs. Appearing on The View this week, Mallory refused to explicitly condemn Farakhan. (more...)
Journalist in Ghana Who Exposed Football Corruption Shot Dead Journalist in Ghana Who Exposed Football Corruption Shot Dead
- January 20, 2019

Ahmed Husein-Suale, who is a teammate of the award-winning investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, was shot dead at Madina in Accra. He identified Hussein-Suala as living in the Madina area. "We call on the security agencies to unmask the elements behind this assassination and bring them to book", Tiger Eye PI said. In an interview in 2015 , Anas told RFI that it was "very uncomfortable" to be living with the thought that the "bad guys are always on your heels and they want to ... (more...)
Putin ready for ‘serious conversation’ with US on INF Treaty Putin ready for ‘serious conversation’ with US on INF Treaty
- January 19, 2019

Tensions have risen over the fate of the INF, with Russian President Vladimir Putin threatening a new arms race if the agreement collapsed. Russian Federation said on Wednesday that it had caught former USA marine Paul Whelan, who is being held in Russian Federation on spying charges, red-handed as he was carrying out illegal activities in his Moscow hotel room. (more...)
Trump claps back at Pelosi, says he's postponing her global trip Trump claps back at Pelosi, says he's postponing her global trip
- January 19, 2019

Trump . Johnson told Mills that if the congressman from Arkansas didn't let the bottled-up Medicare bill come to a vote in the full House, Johnson would start shutting down military bases in Mills' home state . Some were puzzled by Mr. Trump's claim that rank-and-file Democrats looking to make a shutdown deal are being held back by party leaders. Travel plans are compromised by shuttered federal parks and airport delays. (more...)
A A "Triple Winter Threat" Is About To Slam Southern Ontario This Weekend
- January 19, 2019

Meteorologists predict that heavy snow from the eastern Great Lakes to northern New England is most likely, as well as sleet and freezing rain in the Ohio Valley and Appalachians. "We are going to have snow this weekend, a good possibility of it anyway, with several inches possible", Seeley said. Saturday: Cloudy to partly sunny with blowing snow in the morning. (more...)
Trump announces new missile defense plan with focus on sensors in space Trump announces new missile defense plan with focus on sensors in space
- January 18, 2019

President Donald Trump's statement that the goal of U.S. missile defenses was to detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States anywhere would be costly, unachievable and destabilizing, the ACA added. The release of the strategy was postponed a year ago for unexplained reasons, although it came as Mr. Trump was trying to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. (more...)
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa Calls Out Vladimir Putin For Economic Advise Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa Calls Out Vladimir Putin For Economic Advise
- January 17, 2019

That means gasoline in Zimbabwe is now the most expensive in the world, based on data from GlobalPetrolPrices.com. Security forces have responded to the protests with live ammunition, rubber bullets and teargas, which they've fired at protesters and into people's homes, Human Rights Watch, a New York-based advocacy group, said in an emailed statement Wednesday. (more...)
Five bodies seen in Nairobi hotel attack - photographer Five bodies seen in Nairobi hotel attack - photographer
- January 17, 2019

A mortuary worker told Reuters around midnight (2100 GMT) on Tuesday that 14 people were killed in the attack. Mohamed Yasin Jama lost two work colleagues. Sporadic gunfire still rang out through the morning. The al-Qaida-linked group has killed hundreds of people in Kenya, which has been targeted more than any other of the six countries providing troops to an African Union force in Somalia. (more...)
U.S. Troops on Site of Syria Deadly Blast U.S. Troops on Site of Syria Deadly Blast
- January 17, 2019

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 16 people were killed , including two members of the US -backed military coalition. The warning comes into new light with the news that a suicide blast in northern Syria counts American troops among the dead and as Trump presses forward with a withdrawal of U.S. (more...)
Saudi teen who fled family hopes her experience inspires others Saudi teen who fled family hopes her experience inspires others
- January 16, 2019

The teenager, who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family would kill her, had barricaded herself in her Bangkok airport hotel room earlier last week to avoid being sent home to her family. But, Calla said, "we are taking these seriously because she's our responsibility and so we want to be sure she's protected". "I wanted to tell people my story and about what happens to Saudi women", she told Canada's CBC news and the Toronto Star on Monday. (more...)
China's exports / China's exports shrink most in 2yrs China's exports / China's exports shrink most in 2yrs
- January 16, 2019

China exports slumped in December as a rush of orders to beat expected tariffs showed signs of fading and as domestic buyers succumbed to a worsening economic outlook. But their plans call for keeping exports stable to avoid politically unsafe job losses. "Export growth dropped more than anticipated as global growth softened and the drag from USA tariffs intensified". (more...)
Man who killed rookie cop said he was hit by ultrasonic waves Man who killed rookie cop said he was hit by ultrasonic waves
- January 16, 2019

A police officer in Davis, Calif., was fatally shot Thursday night while responding to a traffic accident, prompting a massive manhunt for the gunman, who later killed himself, authorities said. Limbaugh dropped his backpack at the scene and information inside allowed police to trace him to a house about a block away. Pytel said that after shooting Corona , the gunman reloaded and began shooting in another direction, hitting a firetruck, a house, a bus and a backpack being worn by a person. (more...)
House GOP leader to meet with King over race remarks House GOP leader to meet with King over race remarks
- January 15, 2019

Kevin McCarthy , the top Republican in Congress, said last week that "action will be taken" against King for his comments . "Republicans should make clear Mr. The House will vote this week, and as soon as Tuesday, to condemn Iowa Republican Rep. Republicans have chided him for his remarks but the Congressional Black Caucus has a form of punishment for King: removing him from all of his committee assignments. (more...)
China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling as diplomatic row deepens China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling as diplomatic row deepens
- January 15, 2019

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison in November. At Schellenberg's appeal hearing last month, prosecutors said that emerging evidence indicated he had played a bigger role in a drug trafficking network and so his initial sentence was too light. (more...)
Jayme Closs case: Suspect saw parents as 'barrier' to kidnapping Jayme Closs case: Suspect saw parents as 'barrier' to kidnapping
- January 15, 2019

That led to an intense search that ended on Thursday when she was found alive 70 miles from her home. Records show that defendant Jake Thomas Patterson's father transferred the title of the cabin near Gordon to Superior Choice Credit Union on October 23, eight days after the October 15 attack at the Closs family's home near Barron, which is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of Gordon. (more...)
Trump gives firm rebuke: 'I never worked for Russia' Trump gives firm rebuke: 'I never worked for Russia'
- January 15, 2019

Appearing Monday on Fox News Radio's "Brian Kilmeade Show", Dowd accused special counsel Robert Mueller, former FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe of conspiring against the president. (more...)
Miami International Airport shutters checkpoint as shutdown drags on Miami International Airport shutters checkpoint as shutdown drags on
- January 14, 2019

Air traffic controllers Friday joined the ranks of federal employees suing over the partial government shutdown , after workers keeping vigil over their bank accounts didn't receive a cent on payday. Miami is the 14th busiest USA airport, handling 20 million passengers annually. "We usually see 30-40 TSA call-outs per day, but that has doubled in the last few days", Greg Chin, spokesman for Miami International Airport, told CNBC in an email. (more...)
‘There Is No Going Back’: Elizabeth Smart Offers Advice To Jayme Closs ‘There Is No Going Back’: Elizabeth Smart Offers Advice To Jayme Closs
- January 14, 2019

The few neighbours who know Patterson's family say he grew up in a cabin in a remote development that's a mix of seasonal and year-round homes about 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside Gordon proper. He was scheduled for an initial court appearance Monday. "The suspect was not at home when Jayme escaped". Jayme Closs, 13, had been missing for almost three months when she approached a stranger near the small Wisconsin town of Gordon on Thursday and pleaded for help. (more...)
US House Democrats eye reported Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Trump US House Democrats eye reported Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Trump
- January 14, 2019

They also sought to determine whether Trump was deliberately working for Russian Federation or had unintentionally been influenced by Moscow. Trump frequently says the United States would be better off if it got along better with Russian Federation - and that position, right or wrong, is certainly not criminally suspect. (more...)
The shutdown today: Government closure is now longest ever The shutdown today: Government closure is now longest ever
- January 14, 2019

Sen. Richard Durbin of IL, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said on NBC News' "Meet the Press" that centrist Senate Republicans who sought to broker a deal last week should step forward and make an appeal to their party's leader in the chamber, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. (more...)
Five dead as heavy snow hits parts of the US Five dead as heavy snow hits parts of the US
- January 14, 2019

Up to 18 inches (45 cm) of snow were expected in the Sangre de Cristo mountains south of Denver, according to the National Weather Service . More than 450 flights across the US had been canceled on Sunday morning, according to Flight Aware. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn sets sights on Downing Street ahead of Brexit vote Jeremy Corbyn sets sights on Downing Street ahead of Brexit vote
- January 14, 2019

Last week the government was defeated twice in the Commons on Brexit votes. The Cabinet ministers were speaking as MPs prepared for the third day of debate in the House of Commons ahead of next Tuesday's crunch vote, with Home Secretary Sajid Javid opening proceedings which are expected to be dominated by the issue of migration. (more...)
US official says withdrawal from Syria has begun US official says withdrawal from Syria has begun
- January 12, 2019

The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, carrying roughly 2,000 Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is in the Mediterranean to guard against any threats to the withdrawal. Turkey views the Kurdish YPG militia, which forms the core of the SDF force, as a national security threat. But Bolton said Friday during a radio interview that talks are ongoing between the USA military and Turkey regarding the Kurdish forces that have battled IS. (more...)
House Republicans Introduce Bill To Pay Employees Who Work During Shutdown House Republicans Introduce Bill To Pay Employees Who Work During Shutdown
- January 12, 2019

Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the minority leader. "After the decision to pull out from #Syria many of my Democratic colleagues called for Congress to take action to address the negative impacts of that decision", he said on Twitter. "Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!" The vote was 240-188, with eight Republicans joining with Democrats to pass the bill. Trump was asked by reporters at the Capitol if any Republican lawmakers said they wanted him to pursue a different ... (more...)
Wisconsin man, 21, arrested in teen’s abduction Wisconsin man, 21, arrested in teen’s abduction
- January 12, 2019

The FBI had been searching nationwide for Closs and described her as "endangered". "My legs started to shake". The Wisconsin man suspected of kidnapping a girl and killing her parents took steps to hide his identity as he held the teen captive for months, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Friday. (more...)
Woman dies after getting trapped inside clothes donation box in Toronto Woman dies after getting trapped inside clothes donation box in Toronto
- January 11, 2019

Const. Jenifferjit Sidhu says officers were called to a downtown location early Tuesday morning after receiving calls that the 35-year-old woman was stuck inside the bin. In the wake of the recent bin deaths, however, the company has suspended manufacturing until it can conceive of a safer design. One manufacturer, Green Inspiration, said in an emailed statement it is replacing its donation bins throughout the Lower Mainland with a new design that does not allow "unauthorized entries" at ... (more...)
Australia 'ready to care for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun' as she flees family Australia 'ready to care for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun' as she flees family
- January 10, 2019

In addition to facing punishment for "moral" crimes, women can also become the target of "honour killings" at the hands of their families, activists say. "The embassy considers this issue a family matter". Thailand landed in hot water yesterday after government officials initially indicated they planned to deport a Saudi teenager who was stopped in Bangkok en route to Australia to seek asylum, drawing objections from the worldwide community and rights advocates. (more...)
Trump Threatens to Halt Disaster Aid to California Fire Victims Trump Threatens to Halt Disaster Aid to California Fire Victims
- January 10, 2019

It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!' Trump added . In November, the deadliest USA wildfire in a century leveled the California town of Paradise, killing 86 people and destroying about 14,000 homes. He has said he'll hold back federal dollars for fire disasters before, but has not executed on that threat. "The people of CA - folks in Paradise - should not be victims to partisan bickering", Newsom stated saying he's ready to take action on modernizing forest and ... (more...)
Assam BJP Spokesperson Mehdi Alom Bora Resigns Assam BJP Spokesperson Mehdi Alom Bora Resigns
- January 09, 2019

Critics have called the proposal, contained in the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 , blatantly anti-Muslim and an attempt by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to boost its Hindu voter base ahead of a general election due by May. (more...)
Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader, visits China Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader, visits China
- January 09, 2019

During his first meeting with Xi previous year in March, which was also his first overseas trip since assuming the mantle of leadership in North Korea in December 2011 after his father Kim Jong Il's death, the Chinese president emphasized the importance of "high-level exchanges" between the two countries. (more...)
Troops pull out from Syria 'not that quick' Troops pull out from Syria 'not that quick'
- January 08, 2019

Trump had said in his December 19 withdrawal announcement that US forces "have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency". Nonetheless, the plans and assurances the national security adviser offered in Israel were confirmation that withdrawal plans are on hold until conditions on the ground match the president's stated assessment of the situation in Syria. (more...)
Saudi women to start receiving divorce notice by text message Saudi women to start receiving divorce notice by text message
- January 08, 2019

Starting from Sunday, courts will be required to notify women about a change in their marital status in case of divorce being granted. Women can also inquire about their marital status through a website and view details of any probate certificates. (more...)
US Troops Deployed to Central Africa Over Concerns of Violence in Congo US Troops Deployed to Central Africa Over Concerns of Violence in Congo
- January 08, 2019

The first partial results were initially expected on Tuesday but CENI spokesman Jean-Pierre Kalamba said that they would not be ready until around Friday. The other leading candidates were Fayulu, a businessman and lawmaker in Kinshasa , and Felix Tshisekedi, son of late opposition icon Etienne and head of Congo's most prominent opposition party. (more...)
Trump to travel to Southern border Thursday, Sarah Sanders says Trump to travel to Southern border Thursday, Sarah Sanders says
- January 08, 2019

It is both stronger & less obtrusive. The White House said money was not discussed in depth, but the administration was clear about the need for a wall and the goal of resolving the shutdown all at once, not piecemeal. A section of the reinforced U.S. -Mexico border fence on the Otay Mesa area, San Diego County, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico , Jan. 6, 2019. Trump said Sunday he can "relate" to the workers missing paychecks starting this week, but said he expects the 800,000 workers "that ... (more...)
Gas leak likely cause of 'Escape Room' fire in Poland Gas leak likely cause of 'Escape Room' fire in Poland
- January 07, 2019

It's believed the girls died from carbon monoxide asphyxiation. In a follow-up tweet he demanded that the cause of the fire "must be fully explained". Police and fire officials said they did not yet know what started the blaze in the escape room . Regarded as an intellectual challenge, the games are highly popular among teenagers in Poland. (more...)
Trump says government workers hurt by shutdown can Trump says government workers hurt by shutdown can "make adjustments"
- January 07, 2019

Approximately 800,000 federal workers have not been paid since the partial shutdown took effect on December 22. Vice President Mike Pence , left, White House legislative affairs aide Ja'Ron Smith, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, second row left, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, and others, walk down the steps of the Eisenhower Executive Office building, on the White House complex, after a meeting with staff members of House and Senate leadership, Saturday, Jan. (more...)
Sketch, surveillance video released in search for Jazmine Barnes' killer Sketch, surveillance video released in search for Jazmine Barnes' killer
- January 07, 2019

Jazmine Barnes , 7, was killed when a gunman opened fire on a vehicle full of women and children. Jazmine Barnes , along with her three sisters, was a passenger in her mother's auto when an unidentified man opened fire on their vehicle early Sunday morning, fatally striking Jazmine in the head. (more...)
United States envoys due in Beijing for trade talks, China says United States envoys due in Beijing for trade talks, China says
- January 07, 2019

The talks are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive - Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou - in Canada on USA charges related to possible violations of trade sanctions on Iran. Data this week pointed to signs of strain in the USA and China at the end of past year. "There are certainly compelling reasons for both sides to reach a deal and avoid further tariff increases", said Cutler, now vice-president at the Asia Society Policy Institute. (more...)
Rashida Tlaib Will be Sworn in Using Thomas Jefferson's Quran Rashida Tlaib Will be Sworn in Using Thomas Jefferson's Quran
- January 05, 2019

President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed aside recent threats from Democrats to impeach him from office and reiterated that his campaign team did not collude with Moscow during the 2016 presidential election. By rebuking one, the more seasoned Democrats were effectively warning the others. "I'm not going to tell anyone else what to do, but certainly, I think, it would behoove all of us to really be working for the people who need" Congress' help. (more...)