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Brexit '50-50' if May's deal voted down: British minister

Brexit '50-50' if May's deal voted down: British minister Earlier, Opposition Labour Party had threatened to force a confidence vote in the government if May did not set a date for the vote, which was to be held last week but was postponed amid ongoing turmoil over aspects unacceptable to almost all sides of the Commons. [Full Article...]

Afghanistan- Pentagon Report Hints at Political Settlement to Afghan Conflict

Afghanistan- Pentagon Report Hints at Political Settlement to Afghan Conflict In August 2017, US President Donald Trump announced his administration's strategy on Afghanistan and put forth a case for staying the course and not allowing the country "to become a haven for terrorists who would once again pose a threat to US security". [Full Article...]

Sen. Warren Announces 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee

Sen. Warren Announces 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee The attacks against Warren's ethnicity have circulated in conservative circles for some time, with many mocking her for allegedly being less Native American than she claims to be. Iowa is a popular first stop for presidential candidates as it is the first state to participate in the primaries. Trump told Fox News Channel's "All-American New Year" in an interview Monday that he hopes Warren run... [Full Article...]

Search of Russian building ends with 39 dead, 1 survivor

Search of Russian building ends with 39 dead, 1 survivor Many residents were asleep when a blast tore through their apartment block in Magnitogorsk, Russia. The infant was trapped inside the Russian Federation apartment on Monday when a gas explosion caused the structure to collapse. Rescuers hunted for survivors in the rubble, but found only one as the number of confirmed dead rose to 39. Financial assistance was also to be provided to help pay for... [Full Article...]

‘China, China, China’: New Pentagon chief sets priority

‘China, China, China’: New Pentagon chief sets priority Trump told reporters of Mr. Mattis' departure. Trump said. "How had he done in Afghanistan?" Trump also said he wasn't happy with Mattis' work in Afghanistan. As a longtime defense industry executive, Shanahan would be no stranger to issues that are preoccupying the administration, such as intellectual property theft, forced technology transfers from US companies doing business in China, China's... [Full Article...]

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke, deputy abruptly resign

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke, deputy abruptly resign The resignations are the latest in a series of key staff changes within the pope's communications office, which also saw seasoned Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli appointed as editorial head earlier this month. The resignations appeared to take the new team by surprise, though the job of Vatican spokesman is notoriously hard given the feudal nature of the Vatican, its reflexive tendency toward ... [Full Article...]

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke, deputy abruptly resign

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke, deputy abruptly resign The resignations are the latest in a series of key staff changes within the pope's communications office, which also saw seasoned Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli appointed as editorial head earlier this month. The resignations appeared to take the new team by surprise, though the job of Vatican spokesman is notoriously hard given the feudal nature of the Vatican, its reflexive tendency toward ... [Full Article...]

North Korean ambassador has gone missing in Italy: South Korean lawmaker

North Korean ambassador has gone missing in Italy: South Korean lawmaker South Korean intelligence officers told legislators in Seoul on Thursday that Jo Song Gil went into hiding with his wife in November before his term in Italy ended. Mr Jo's wife is believed to be with him. South Korea's intelligence agency declined to comment or provide information on the reported defection . [Full Article...]

India Responds After Trump's "Library In Afghanistan" Dig At PM Modi

India Responds After Trump's Trump also drew a comparison between the expenses incurred by the United States and other countries in the peace efforts. Subsequently, Prime Minister Khan had led the sharp reaction by political leaders to Trump's tirade against Pakistan by hinting at review of foreign policy options and asking the USA president to introspect on the real reasons for America's failure in Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

No deal to end shutdown; Trump says 'could be a long time'

No deal to end shutdown; Trump says 'could be a long time' House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi , who's poised to elected speaker on Thursday, said the legislation Democrats will pass "will be based on actions taken by the Republican Senate". And there were growing signs that members of the Republican Party did not support Trump's approach. But its prospects of passage are grim in the Senate, where Republicans hold a majority. [Full Article...]

Police called after man heard shouting death threats

Police called after man heard shouting death threats The tweet shared three police messages describing the case, with the last one noting that there were no injuries during the incident "except to spider ". WA Police force told i the incident was something the officers involved "will definitely remember". In boring, grey, temperate United Kingdom, the most risky creature you're likely to run into is a dairy cow or red deer - neither of which acti... [Full Article...]

U.S. authorities fire tear gas across border to repel Central Americans

When migrants approached the wall again, authorities fired a second round and then a third. Migrants coughed and bent over as they walked through the haze. Several teenagers, wrapped in heavy jackets, blankets and rubber mats, were also put over the concertina wire. The US Customs and Border Protection agency said that some of the illegal migrants appeared to be toddlers. [Full Article...]

Poop Is Piling Up in National Parks Thanks to Government Shutdown

Poop Is Piling Up in National Parks Thanks to Government Shutdown Yosemite National Park in California faces similar issues. Yosemite Valley's lodgings, restaurants, ski area at Badger Pass and the park shuttle remain open. "The whole community has come together", Mr Feltges said. "Everyone loves the Park". Key parts of the federal government have been impacted since December 22 by the shutdown, including the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Interior... [Full Article...]

Four Injured After German Man Rams Car Into Crowd

Four Injured After German Man Rams Car Into Crowd A man injured four people in Germany after driving into a group celebrating the new year, in what the police described on Tuesday as an anti-migrant attack. In April, a German man drove a van into a crowd in Muenster, killing four people and injuring dozens. They said there was "initial evidence of mental illness". [Full Article...]

Trump defends pulling United States forces from Syria

Trump defends pulling United States forces from Syria He is also open to offering incentives for wall funding. A senior Republican senator said he would try to persuade Donald Trump at a White House lunch on Sunday to reconsider his order for a total USA military pullout from Syria. "If I stayed in Endless Wars forever, they would still be unhappy!" . "The pause is to assess the effects of the conditions on the ground". On Monday, he said he wa... [Full Article...]

House Democrats to pass plan to reopen government Thursday

House Democrats to pass plan to reopen government Thursday The Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is among those institutions closed due to the partial government shutdown . Trump said he was open to working on a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers, pointing toward a potential broader deal with Democrats that could resolve the shutdown. [Full Article...]

Toddler taken to hospital after falling in rhinoceros exhibit at Florida zoo

Toddler taken to hospital after falling in rhinoceros exhibit at Florida zoo However, it's unclear why the mother was also transported to a hospital. In a statement, zoo officials said the rhino encounters have been suspended until a safety review is completed. The extent of her injuries wasn't immediately known. We are actively participating in a standard investigation conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. [Full Article...]

Trump says Romney ought to be 'team player'

Trump says Romney ought to be 'team player' Conservative co-host Meghan McCain and Abby Huntsman didn't exactly stand by Romney's op-ed, either. "With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable". That isn't to say I don't have my disappointments. I do. In his speech announcing his retirement, Flake denounced the "complicity" of his own party in what he called an "alar... [Full Article...]

Muslim doctor fired over threat to give wrong medications to Jews

Muslim doctor fired over threat to give wrong medications to Jews The Cleveland Clinic announced on Monday that it fired a medical resident for posting anti-Semitic comments online, such as threatening to give Jews the wrong medication. The doctor graduated from Touro College, a private school in New York City. "After repeated failed diplomacy, our aim is to defeat the Zionist state through force", Kollab tweeted in December 2012 in response to a tweet t... [Full Article...]

6 killed in train accident on bridge in Denmark

6 killed in train accident on bridge in Denmark Danish media reported a tarpaulin on a freight train hit a passenger train going in the opposite direction toward Copenhagen , prompting it to brake suddenly. Danish police are expected to hold a press conference later today. A preliminary investigation by the Danish Accident Investigation Board showed a trailer had blown off a freight wagon onto the oncoming tracks, a spokesman said. [Full Article...]


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