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Roger Stone apology spared jail over crosshairs on judge post Roger Stone apology spared jail over crosshairs on judge post
- February 22, 2019

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Thursday she believes Stone would "pose a danger" to others in the case if she didn't institute the order . Mueller's office has indicted a total of 34 people - including Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager - but so far, no charges of outright collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow have been filed. (more...)
Shamima Begum is British, has no claim to Bangladesh: Minister Shamima Begum is British, has no claim to Bangladesh: Minister
- February 22, 2019

Shamima Begum is not a Bangladeshi citizen and will not be allowed to enter the country, its foreign ministry has said . Her British citizenship was revoked by Home Secretary Sajid Javid amid reports that she had Bangladeshi citizenship owing to her heritage. (more...)
Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets two-month delay to report to prison Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets two-month delay to report to prison
- February 22, 2019

Cohen's lawyer said he was undergoing intensive post-surgery physical therapy and spending substantial time getting ready for testimony he's scheduled to deliver to three congressional committees. The scheduled public hearing sets the stage for what is expected to be one of the most high profile congressional testimonies in history, although Cohen will not talk about matters related Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe or an ongoing investigation by federal prosecutors ... (more...)
Trump picks Jeffrey Rosen to replace embattled deputy attorney general Trump picks Jeffrey Rosen to replace embattled deputy attorney general
- February 21, 2019

Rosenstein gained national attention after Trump's former attorney general, Jeff Sessions , recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, leaving his then second-in-command to oversee U.S. Speculation about the end of the probe has been running rampant in Washington. This could come as soon as next week. NBC News had previously said that the investigation was likely to wrap up in the middle of February. (more...)
Putin warns United States with new missiles aimed at Western capitals Putin warns United States with new missiles aimed at Western capitals
- February 21, 2019

For reference, the news agency early quoted a source in the Russian defense industry as saying that two Poseidon-carrying submarines are expected to enter service with the Northern Fleet and the other two will join the Pacific Fleet. Earlier, the Russian president warned that Moscow would be "forced" to respond in kind if the USA deployed new medium and short-range missiles in Europe in the wake of its withdrawal from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty . (more...)
Trump denies calling Andrew McCabe's wife a 'loser' as feud intensifies Trump denies calling Andrew McCabe's wife a 'loser' as feud intensifies
- February 21, 2019

Trump the Federal Bureau of Investigation , end an investigation into his initial National Councilor Michael Flynn did the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerned that the president was trying to obstruct the Russian Federation probe. McCabe was sacked in March 2018 after the Department of Justice inspector general found that he disclosed classified information to the media without authorization. (more...)
Several people 'buried' in avalanche at Swiss ski station Several people 'buried' in avalanche at Swiss ski station
- February 20, 2019

Roughly half of the 840-metre-long avalanche made a direct hit across the ski slope, he said. The avalanche wiped out skiers on the Plaine Morte glacier in the Crans Montana resort this afternoon. Rescue dogs had not found anyone during a first search, he added. The avalanche came as warm temperatures over the past week began melting heavy snow in the region. (more...)
Roger Stone ordered back to court over crosshairs Instagram photo Roger Stone ordered back to court over crosshairs Instagram photo
- February 20, 2019

The judge may reconsider her gag order or Stone's bail. A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Roger Stone to appear in court to consider whether to revoke his bail after the Trump confidant posted a photo on Instagram of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun. (more...)
'Complete the revolution': Bernie Sanders launches 2020 presidential bid 'Complete the revolution': Bernie Sanders launches 2020 presidential bid
- February 20, 2019

Sanders's Medicare for All Act of 2017, introduced in the last Congress, had 16 co-sponsors, including Sens. Sanders will now battle other Democrats including Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Corey Booker for his party's nomination. (more...)
Protesters in US cities to gather against Trump's emergency border tactics Protesters in US cities to gather against Trump's emergency border tactics
- February 19, 2019

The White House has defended President Donald Trumps declaration of a national emergency at the southern border with Mexico and sought to clarify his contradictory statements about its necessity, amid mounting legal challenges and objections from Congress. (more...)
Germany wants trial for Syria militants but warns of difficulties Germany wants trial for Syria militants but warns of difficulties
- February 19, 2019

Hundreds of ISIS fighters reportedly surrendered this week, of the approximately 450 militants who were thought to be making a last stand. President Donald Trump said the White House will make an announcement about Syria and the fight against ISIS by the end of Saturday. (more...)
Trump claims Abe nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize Trump claims Abe nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize
- February 19, 2019

He "gave me the most attractive copy of a letter that he sent to the people who give out a thing called the Nobel Prize", Trump said during his announcement that he was declaring a national emergency at the southern border. The White House declined further comment on Trump's claim that Abe had nominated him, and a spokesman for the Japanese embassy said he had no information about such a letter. (more...)
Nigeria postpones presidential election at last minute Nigeria postpones presidential election at last minute
- February 19, 2019

FHC/ABJ/CS/140/2018 Mohammed Sani Musa V. APC and 2 others, has directed that the name of David Umaru earlier published as the candidate of All Progressives Congress ( APC ) for Niger East senatorial district be removed and replaced by the name of the plaintiff, Mohammed Sani Musa". (more...)
No need for Shinzo Abe: Trump already nominated for Nobel Peace Prize No need for Shinzo Abe: Trump already nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
- February 19, 2019

The Asahi Shimbun cited an unnamed government source as saying the nomination came in response to an "unofficial" USA request, made after last year's summit in Singapore. Japan's Foreign Ministry told Reuters it "would refrain from commenting on the interaction between the two leaders". Abe noted while speaking in Parliament on Monday that the Nobel committee does not disclose the parties behind nominations for a half-century. (more...)
"Will Try To De-Escalate Tension Between Neighbours": Saudi After Pulwama
- February 19, 2019

He also received the country's highest civilian award Monday, the Nishan-e-Pakistan (Order of Pakistan), before heading to India to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi . News of the prisoner release came after Saudi Arabia and Pakistan signed $20bn worth of investment agreements on Sunday to boost Islamabad's struggling economy, on top of a $6bn bailout from the kingdom announced a year ago. (more...)
Egypt condemns terror attack on policemen bus in Indian Kashmir Egypt condemns terror attack on policemen bus in Indian Kashmir
- February 19, 2019

The 23 men included members and sympathizers of Jaish-e-Mohammad, the militant group which has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack, the deadliest on Indian security forces in decades. "Once again the usual chest thumping and war rhetoric by Indians on the Pulwama attack without understanding the structural, institutional and social causes of the Kashmir independence movement", tweeted Anubhav Singh from India. (more...)
Ahead of Hanoi summit, N Korea faces 'turning point': State media Ahead of Hanoi summit, N Korea faces 'turning point': State media
- February 18, 2019

Trump and Kim met in Singapore past year, and both leaders there signed a joint statement that included commitments from each country "to establish new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity". (more...)
‘Illegal and treasonous’: Trump says Rosenstein was part of a ‘coup attempt’ ‘Illegal and treasonous’: Trump says Rosenstein was part of a ‘coup attempt’
- February 18, 2019

Since giving the interview to " 60 Minutes ", McCabe has since made an about-face, with a spokesperson for the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief releasing a statement that says McCabe did not "participate in any extended discussions about the use of the 25th Amendment , nor is he aware of any such discussions". (more...)
‘I’ll remember him forever’: Vigil held in honor of Aurora shooting victims ‘I’ll remember him forever’: Vigil held in honor of Aurora shooting victims
- February 18, 2019

John Probst, an employee at the Henry Pratt Co.in Aurora , told ABC7 that he ran out of the back door as the shooting unfolded Friday afternoon.Probst says he recognized the gunman and that he works for the company. Among those killed was a college student starting a human resources internship at the plant that day. Another of the gunman's colleagues was wounded. (more...)
Seven MPs resign from Labour party over Brexit and antisemitism Seven MPs resign from Labour party over Brexit and antisemitism
- February 18, 2019

Corbyn said . And it was no coincidence that Smith and others today name-checked former Labour PM Harold Wilson. "But they didn't leave the party". "Courageous move by the Independent Group MPs". We absolutely do need to change politics - and it can be done", Jo Swinson, the Lib Dem MP expected to be the party's next leader, said on Twitter . (more...)
India's fastest train breaks down on first trip India's fastest train breaks down on first trip
- February 18, 2019

Last week India's rail minister Piyush Goyal was mocked after he tweeted a digitally altered video of the train zipping by a station at lightning speed. The Vande Bharat Express was forced to halt about 194 km from Delhi on Saturday morning. He explained that it has taken them nearly five years to transform the Indian railways into what it is today. (more...)
Holocaust row: Poland shuns Israel talks over Netanyahu 'racism' Holocaust row: Poland shuns Israel talks over Netanyahu 'racism'
- February 18, 2019

The Visegrád Group is a cultural and political alliance of four Central European states - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, which are members of both the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Monday's development marks a deterioration of a spat that began last Thursday when Netanyahu said: "Poles cooperated with the Nazis". 'The memory of the Holocaust is not something to compromise about. (more...)
Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver action Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver action
- February 18, 2019

US Church officials said allegations he had sexually assaulted a teenager five decades ago were credible. Pope Francis will be present for the entire duration of the Meeting, and has entrusted Fr. The summit is created to reflect upon the global challenge of abuse and to develop protocols and procedures that could be applied across continents. (more...)
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...)