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US MD Review Calls N. Korea 'Extraordinary Threat' US MD Review Calls N. Korea 'Extraordinary Threat'
- January 21, 2019

It warned that the expansion of the US missile defense system "will inevitably start an arms race in space with the most negative consequences for global security and stability". U.S. military officials have said American missile defenses are primarily created to counter attacks from countries with more-limited arsenals like North Korea, which USA intelligence officials believe is still advancing its nuclear program despite a halt to missile launches a year ago. (more...)
Downing Street denies claims Theresa May wants to amend Good Friday Agreement Downing Street denies claims Theresa May wants to amend Good Friday Agreement
- January 21, 2019

There are fears that failure to resolve the Northern Ireland border issue could reignite hostilities largely kept in check since the Good Friday Agreement was implemented. One cabinet minister said the outcome was "essentially one more heave on the backstop". Last week MPs overwhelmingly voted down the deal May agreed with Brussels. (more...)
Weekend winter storm to slam tri-state with heavy snow and sleet Weekend winter storm to slam tri-state with heavy snow and sleet
- January 21, 2019

With heavy snow Sunday morning making for rough driving conditions, houses of worship across the state canceled morning services and businesses closed doors for the day. Meanwhile, snow turned over into sleet and freezing rain mid-morning Sunday in southern ME and along the midcoast as the storm progressed through the state, according to Eric Sinsabaugh, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Gray. (more...)
Parts of the state in wind chill advisories, warnings through noon Sunday Parts of the state in wind chill advisories, warnings through noon Sunday
- January 21, 2019

Winds this strong can make driving hard, especially for high profile vehicles, in open areas, and on elevated roads and bridges. Strong northwest winds are bringing in arctic air Saturday evening. Temperatures will drop to 9 degrees on Sunday night, according to Accuweather.com . Highs in the upper 50s continue Tuesday (gusts to 30 miles per hour then) and Wednesday will deliver calmer conditions. (more...)
Trump Offers Temporary Immigrant Protections For $5.7 Billion In Wall Money Trump Offers Temporary Immigrant Protections For $5.7 Billion In Wall Money
- January 21, 2019

He told Wallace he is in favor of a "smart wall", video shows. Clyburn confirmed during the interview that there would be no negotiations until the president reopens the government. "His proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people's lives", she said. (more...)
Thousands of yellow vests protest despite Macron outreach Thousands of yellow vests protest despite Macron outreach
- January 21, 2019

A prominent and provocative protester promoted a march yesterday starting at the Invalides monument in Paris , home to Napoleon's tomb, to honour hundreds injured since the movement kicked off on November 17. In Paris , 7,000 of them took part in the rally, while in Toulouse 10,000 people came out to the streets. At the Invalides, protesters carrying a banner that read "Citizens in danger" marched at the front of the procession and held coffin-shaped boards in memory of those killed. (more...)
Theresa May considering amending 1998 Good Friday deal to break Brexit deadlock Theresa May considering amending 1998 Good Friday deal to break Brexit deadlock
- January 21, 2019

Starmer said there was a roadblock in the way of a solution to the Brexit crisis, "and that roadblock is the prime minister ". British Prime Minister Theresa May is considering solving the Brexit deadlock by amending the Good Friday agreement after abandoning attempts to negotiate a cross-party deal, the Daily Telegraph reported late on Sunday (Jan 20). (more...)
Shutdown: Trump risks rightwing ire with tweet on 'amnesty' for migrants Shutdown: Trump risks rightwing ire with tweet on 'amnesty' for migrants
- January 21, 2019

In exchange the president wants the Democrats to vote in favor of $5.7 billion for the wall he seeks between the US and Mexico. Democrats say Trump balked at the offer, demanding more after Democrats thought they had a deal . Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC had floated such a compromise to the President as early as late December. He offered a three-year legalization both for the Dreamers and those who've lost protection under the Temporary Protected Status program. (more...)
British PM turns to Brexit 'Plan B' British PM turns to Brexit 'Plan B'
- January 21, 2019

Dr Fox said the moves were an attempt to "hijack" Britain's withdrawal from the EU. May suffered a heavy defeat in parliament on Tuesday when lawmakers and members of other parties rejected her deal for Britain's with the European Union by an overwhelming majority. (more...)
'Just Unbelievable': Tucker Reacts After Mueller Disputes Bombshell Buzzfeed Trump Story 'Just Unbelievable': Tucker Reacts After Mueller Disputes Bombshell Buzzfeed Trump Story
- January 21, 2019

But in the November plea deal, Cohen also admitted the project had been discussed with Trump - designated "Individual 1" in court documents - several times in early 2016. He called on Mueller "to make clear what he's disputing". "I hear #Prague #CzechRepublic is lovely in the summertime". And you'd certainly never have guessed that their sources would be so far superior to those of the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal that those three mega-papers would still ... (more...)
Palestine Rejects US Peace Draft on Shared Jerusalem Palestine Rejects US Peace Draft on Shared Jerusalem
- January 21, 2019

According to Palestinian figures, some 640,000 Jewish settlers now live on 196 settlements (built with the Israeli government's permission) and more than 200 settler "outposts" (built without its permission) across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. (more...)
Mueller’s Office Disputes BuzzFeed’s Bombshell Report on Trump Mueller’s Office Disputes BuzzFeed’s Bombshell Report on Trump
- January 21, 2019

EST, Buzzfeed finally switched its story for a report on a deadly pipeline explosion in Tlahuelilpan, Mexico. Cohen is scheduled to testify publicly before the House Oversight Committee on february 7. BuzzFeed said Mueller's office learned of Trump's instructions to Cohen through internal Trump Organization emails, witness interviews , text messages and other documents , and that Cohen told prosecutors about the directive in an interview. (more...)
World's Oldest Living Man Dies World's Oldest Living Man Dies
- January 21, 2019

Nonaka lived in Ashoro with his family in his home, which is also a more than 100-year-old hot spring inn that he used to run. "He was as usual yesterday and passed away without causing our family any fuss at all". He regularly soaked in the springs and also enjoyed eating candies - especially cakes. In retirement, he enjoyed watching sumo wrestling on TV and eating candies, according to local media. (more...)
United Nations source: Attack on United Nations base in Mali kills 8 peacekeepers United Nations source: Attack on United Nations base in Mali kills 8 peacekeepers
- January 20, 2019

The clash near Aguelhok occurred early on Sunday following an attack "by assailants in many armed vehicles ", the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said in a statement . Mali is under threat from a number of extremist groups affiliated with al-Qaeda and Isis, and attacks have moved from the north to Central Mali. The mission's chief Mahamat Saleh Annadif demanded "a robust, swift and concerted response". (more...)
United Airlines Plane Skids Off Runway at Chicago O'Hare Airport
- January 20, 2019

Otto told NPR he expects cold winter weather to continue to envelop much of the eastern USA for the next few weeks. Amtrak cancelled some trains Saturday from Chicago to Washington and NY and between NY and Boston and Pennsylvania on Sunday. (more...)
Special Counsel’s office disputes Buzzfeed’s report on Cohen’s testimony Special Counsel’s office disputes Buzzfeed’s report on Cohen’s testimony
- January 20, 2019

He said "we will do what's necessary to find out" if the report is true. The BuzzFeed report cited two unnamed federal law enforcement officials who say Cohen acknowledged in interviews with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller that the president directed him to deceive Congress about key facts linking Trump to the proposed deal in Russian Federation. (more...)
Lebanon president urges Syrian refugee efforts Lebanon president urges Syrian refugee efforts
- January 20, 2019

So thevisit by its main representative is widely seen as a first step to restoring relations with Syria. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have reopened their embassies in Damascus. Sunday's session was attended by only two heads of Arab states. Syria's war has killed more than 360,000 people and displaced millions since it started with anti-government protests. (more...)
Ex-Chicago Policeman Sentenced to almost 7 Years in Black Teen's Death Ex-Chicago Policeman Sentenced to almost 7 Years in Black Teen's Death
- January 20, 2019

Footage showed Van Dyke opening fire within seconds of getting out of his police vehicle and continuing to shoot the 17-year-old as he lay in the street. His wife and young daughters had pleaded for leniency in letters submitted to the judge ahead of the trial. The lead defense attorney, Dan Herbert, said Van Dyke "truly felt great" after learning his sentence. (more...)
JBLM Army Ranger dies from combat wounds suffered in Afghanistan JBLM Army Ranger dies from combat wounds suffered in Afghanistan
- January 20, 2019

The Pentagon on Friday identified Army Sgt. Cameron Meddock as the first American combat casualty suffered in Afghanistan in 2019. Sgt. Cameron Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas, died Thursday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany . (more...)
Prince Philip spotted driving without seatbelt two days after auto crash Prince Philip spotted driving without seatbelt two days after auto crash
- January 20, 2019

Police have spoken to the Duke of Edinburgh after the photos emerged. A Norfolk Constabulary spokeswoman said the force was aware of the photographs and that 'suitable words of advice have been given to the driver'. "I still haven't had any contact from the royal household", Fairweather, 46, told the Sunday Mirror , according to Sky News . Princess Anne is asked how her father Prince Philip is faring after he was involved in a auto accident with another vehicle on Thursday. (more...)
Syria says air defence responds to Israeli raids Syria says air defence responds to Israeli raids
- January 20, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged an Israeli attack last week on what he called an Iranian arms cache in Syria, where Tehran provides Damascus with vital support. A "huge explosion " near a military intelligence office in Damascus Sunday left a number of dead and wounded, a war monitor said, after state TV reported early indications suggested a "terrorist act". (more...)
Pence defends wife's teaching job at school that bars gays Pence defends wife's teaching job at school that bars gays
- January 20, 2019

Mike Pence ultimately concluded, "The criticism of Christian education in America should stop". The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay rights advocacy group, criticized the move as an example of the Pences showing their public service "only extends to some". (more...)
Two dead, 22 hurt in fire at French ski resort of Courchevel Two dead, 22 hurt in fire at French ski resort of Courchevel
- January 20, 2019

Local media reports say the building houses about 60 resort workers, including foreigners. Among the injured, four have been seriously wounded. Two other buildings were affected in the fire, including the Chanel boutique. The cause of the blaze is unknown, but Mr Loiseau said: "It can be assumed that the fire started because of negligence". The footage also shows a person jumping down out of the window as firefighters climb up the ladder to reach the scene. (more...)
Protests against President - police uses tear gas Protests against President - police uses tear gas
- January 20, 2019

There were no immediate reports of casualties. Credible reports of the use of excessive force, including live ammunition, by State security forces against protestors across Sudan over the past month are deeply worrying, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Thursday. (more...)
21 dead in Colombia terrorist attack; 80 kg explosives used 21 dead in Colombia terrorist attack; 80 kg explosives used
- January 20, 2019

Duque called the explosion a "crazy terrorist act" against unarmed cadets. Investigators have identified the car's driver and suspected bomber as 56-year-old Jose Aldemar Rojas Rodriguez, who was among the dead, Colombian Attorney-General Nestor Humberto Martinez said. (more...)

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