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Germany's Maas rejects five-year limit on Irish backstop in Brexit deal Germany's Maas rejects five-year limit on Irish backstop in Brexit deal
- January 22, 2019

As the British Parliament, which traces its roots through 1,000 years of history, tries to avoid what most lawmakers think would be a disorderly Brexit without an approved deal, there is still no clear majority for an alternative option. Warsaw is one of the UK's closest allies within the European Union and has repeatedly spoken out in support of May and her Brexit proposals - although has always been slapped down. (more...)
Trump tweets MLK Day tribute in wake of criticism Trump tweets MLK Day tribute in wake of criticism
- January 22, 2019

The President's visit to the memorial site - which is overseen by the National Park Service - came on the 31st day of the government shutdown , which has left the National Park Service unfunded. Last year Trump spent the holiday golfing at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida. "All talk, talk, talk - no action or results". Day in 2017, Trump met with King at Trump Tower in NY in a meeting that King described as "constructive". (more...)
Bomb attack on Kurdish-US convoy in Syria reportedly kills 5 Bomb attack on Kurdish-US convoy in Syria reportedly kills 5
- January 22, 2019

He added: "We can confirm a combined United States and Syrian partner force convoy was involved" in the suicide bomb attack. The head of the British-based Observatory, Rami Abdel Rahman, said the attacker's vehicle hit an SDF vehicle. Brett McGurk, who resigned last month because of Trump's decision, made the comment in an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour just hours after the attack targeting U.S. (more...)
Narrow majority of Brits oppose no deal Brexit, poll finds Narrow majority of Brits oppose no deal Brexit, poll finds
- January 22, 2019

Labour former minister Yvette Cooper, chairwoman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, published a Bill that would give MPs a vote to prevent a no-deal Brexit scenario. On Monday the Prime Minister outlined. His comments came as Mrs May warned a second referendum would "damage social cohesion". But Mrs May will not be able to impose her own position on the party or even her government. (more...)
Lindsey Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM Khan Lindsey Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM Khan
- January 22, 2019

Qamer Javed Bajwa. Pakistan says it will continue using its influence with the Taliban to arrange their talks with Kabul and US officials to end the conflict in Afghanistan. Senior Taliban leaders said that regional powers including Pakistan had approached them and wanted them to meet the United States delegation in Islamabad and also include the Afghan government in the peace process but that the approaches had been rejected. (more...)
Report reveals an undeclared North Korean missile base headquarters Report reveals an undeclared North Korean missile base headquarters
- January 22, 2019

US officials are planning for President Donald Trump to hold his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month in Vietnam, people familiar with the plans said, suggesting negotiations for the meeting were gathering pace. (more...)
Downing Street says MP moves on Brexit 'extremely concerning' Downing Street says MP moves on Brexit 'extremely concerning'
- January 22, 2019

Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney was adamant over the weekend the backstop - meant to ensure there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic - was an essential part of the Withdrawal Agreement. And the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier, who held talks with Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney in Brussels, ruled out the prospect of a separate deal between London and Dublin, telling RTE: "As you know ... (more...)
Fox & Friends sorry for graphic saying Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead
- January 22, 2019

We believe she is still at home recovering from surgery. "It was an accident", host Steve Doocy later said. "We apologize, big mistake", Earhardt added. She is now working from home while she fully recovers, but she is not expected to need any further medical treatment. The Supreme Court announced January 11 that Ginsburg's recovery is " on track ". (more...)
Sailors killed after two vessels catch fire off Crimea Sailors killed after two vessels catch fire off Crimea
- January 22, 2019

Rescuers are attempting to approach two burning ships in the Black Sea near Crimea's Kerch Strait after the cargo vessels collided. The ministry said earlier on Monday that crew members were jumping into the sea to escape the blaze. Ships must often wait weeks before being allowed to pass through the Kerch Strait to the Sea of Azov. Russian Federation seized Ukrainian ships and sailors, then blamed "banditry". (more...)
Below-zero wind chills keeping central IN on ice Below-zero wind chills keeping central IN on ice
- January 22, 2019

Areas farther north may just have steady temperatures most of the night. Winds SE 15-25 miles per hour. Tomorrow it's going to be about the timing of the cold front which will affect precipitation type. As cold air blasts in again, the rain may change to a little snow, especially along and west of I-81. 30 per cent chance of flurries this morning. The temperature is expected to reach a high of 2C on Wednesday . (more...)
Kamala Harris Launches 2020 Presidential Bid Kamala Harris Launches 2020 Presidential Bid
- January 22, 2019

Second, she chose to make the announcement on Martin Luther King Jr. The timing was a clear signal that the California senator- who has joked that she had a "stroller's-eye view" of the civil rights movement because her parents wheeled her and her sister Maya to protests - sees herself as another leader in that fight. (more...)
Trump Makes Surprise Visit To MLK Memorial Trump Makes Surprise Visit To MLK Memorial
- January 22, 2019

Great day. attractive day. "May the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr ., and the efforts we have made to fully effectuate his dream remind us that faith and love unite us together as one great American family", wrote Trump. Martin Luther King Jr was a bridge builder, not a wall builder. Day by touting economic growth on Twitter and releasing a presidential proclamation for the holiday. (more...)
University Of Oklahoma Student Expelled From Sorority Over Viral Blackface Video University Of Oklahoma Student Expelled From Sorority Over Viral Blackface Video
- January 22, 2019

The video, posted Friday to Twitter, shows two women in a Snapchat post, one of whom is wearing black paint on her face and hands and uses a racial slur. The University of Oklahoma Black Student Association said they were not surprised by the actions of the two students in the video. They also called for an enhanced curriculum to educate students about cultural competency, an increase in multicultural staff and faculty, as well as additional financial assistance for the university's ... (more...)
President Trump and VP Pence Visit Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial President Trump and VP Pence Visit Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
- January 21, 2019

That's exactly what President Trump is calling on the Congress to do. The same year, King became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize at 35-years-old. The parade is part of Grand Strand Freedom Week that runs through January 26, featuring events to honor MLK. He did not respond to questions about the government shutdown during the short appearance. (more...)
Taliban attack kills at least 12 in central Afghanistan Taliban attack kills at least 12 in central Afghanistan
- January 21, 2019

An Afghan military vehicle is seen near a site after a auto bomb attack on a military base in the central province of Maidan Wardak on January 21, 2019. Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the hardline Islamic militant group said they have killed 190 people in the complex attack. Earlier the government said 12 people had been killed. (more...)
BuzzFeed Remains '100 Percent Behind' Report Disputed By Mueller BuzzFeed Remains '100 Percent Behind' Report Disputed By Mueller
- January 21, 2019

He said BuzzFeed reporter Jason Leopold, who coauthored the story , submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for details on how the statement from Mueller's office was constructed. The comments come as the White House is denying a BuzzFeed story published on January 17 that said Trump had instructed Cohen to lie about the timing of the proposed Russian Federation deal. (more...)
Second Woman Carrying Gene-Edited Baby In China Second Woman Carrying Gene-Edited Baby In China
- January 21, 2019

He Jiankui said in November that he used a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the embryonic genes of twin girls born that month, sparking an worldwide outcry about the ethics and safety of such research. He defended his actions at a conference in Hong Kong in November, saying that he was " proud " of what he had done and that gene editing would help protect the girls from being infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. (more...)
Disturbing video shows toddler walking towards police with her hands up Disturbing video shows toddler walking towards police with her hands up
- January 21, 2019

Immediate reactions berated the police for pointing their guns at the child, with people in the eyewitness video saying officers were " holding the gun at the baby ". DeLeo added the video made him "proud of how our officers handled the situation, how they adapted when they became aware of the children and the level of concern and compassion they showed to the family". (more...)
Man charged in murder of exchange student in Australia Man charged in murder of exchange student in Australia
- January 21, 2019

Aya was on exchange at Melbourne's La Trobe University. "It would be very confronting for the family to be made aware of those specific allegations through the media reports", Magistrate Jon Klestadt said during the session, according to the report. (more...)
Greeks rally against Macedonia name accord, police fire tear gas Greeks rally against Macedonia name accord, police fire tear gas
- January 21, 2019

The Greek parliament will vote late January 24 on a deal to change Macedonia's name to the Republic of North Macedonia, the Athens News Agency reported. "Macedonia is Greek, period", she said. That is the name under which it was admitted to the United Nations in 1993. Tsipras' ruling coalition fell apart over the deal a week ago, but he then narrowly won a vote of confidence, setting the stage for parliament to vote on its ratification. (more...)
Trump, Kim to hold 2nd summit near end of Feb.: White House Trump, Kim to hold 2nd summit near end of Feb.: White House
- January 21, 2019

Israel has been watching the American negotiations with North Korea very closely, because of the implications they carry for the United States standing vis-a-vis Iran. "People have been very skeptical of this top-down approach, but we won't know unless we try it", Town said. Kim Yong-chol's visit to Washington is the first sign of movement in nuclear diplomacy with North Korea for months, BBC state department correspondent Barbara Plett Usher reports. (more...)
Richest 26 people own same amount as half global population Richest 26 people own same amount as half global population
- January 21, 2019

The Nairobi-headquarted charity said in a report that a new billionaire was created every two days a year ago, just as the poorest half of the world's population saw their wealth decline by 11 percent. The numbers are stark: Between 1980 and 2016, the poorest half of humanity pocketed just 12 cents on each dollar of global income growth, compared with the 27 cents captured by the top one percent, the report found . (more...)
Sen. Kamala Harris announces she is running for president Sen. Kamala Harris announces she is running for president
- January 21, 2019

According to the campaign website , the 54-year-old lawyer, a daughter of immigrant parents, advocates Medicare for all. Her announcement came on a day when the nation celebrates the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (more...)
Senator Kamala Harris announces US presidential run Senator Kamala Harris announces US presidential run
- January 21, 2019

Harris sought to be part of changing the system from within from her early days as district attorney in 2004, when she created a diversionary program for first-time offenders charged with drug offenses that moved them into job training and apprenticeship programs. (more...)
Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 85 Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 85
- January 21, 2019

Health officials collected 54 DNA samples to help identify the bodies, which will take "a long time", Hidalgo Gov. Omar Fayad said. A team of forensic experts worked at the site and collected charred human remains in body bags. "I call on the whole government to assist people there". Locals on Saturday expressed both sympathy and consternation for the president's war on fuel gangs. (more...)

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