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Change of Venezuelan government favours creditors China, Russia - Guaido Change of Venezuelan government favours creditors China, Russia - Guaido
- February 02, 2019

Mr Guaido said it was time to put pressure on the Maduro regime, to shift support away from those responsible for oppression and to back efforts to ensure a democratic transition of government took place as soon as possible. "The English stole the gold in the Bank of England", Diosdado Cabello, the powerful No. 2 in Maduro's socialist party, said in a speech broadcast on state television this week. (more...)
Strong quake rocks southern Mexico, felt in capital Strong quake rocks southern Mexico, felt in capital
- February 02, 2019

A 6.5-magnitude natural disaster shook Mexico and Guatemala on Friday, leaving three people injured and causing infrastructure damage, authorities said. Geological Survey (USGS). "We went out into the street, and that was it", Enrique Vidal, a lawyer who lives in Tapachula said via text message. People have been evacuated from office buildings. (more...)
Virginia Senate Minority Leader Doubles Down In Support Of Northam Virginia Senate Minority Leader Doubles Down In Support Of Northam
- February 02, 2019

A photo gallery from Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook includes a picture of one man in black face, and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood. A copy of the page for Ralph Shearer Northam from the 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook shows a couple of scenes from his school life: a quote about drinking beer, sitting by a sports vehicle, wearing a cowboy hat outdoors and oh - dressing in racist costumes. (more...)
Historic New Jersey paper plant destroyed in massive blaze amid frigid temperatures Historic New Jersey paper plant destroyed in massive blaze amid frigid temperatures
- February 02, 2019

In New York City, where temperatures plunged to 2 degrees, the coldest of the year, a 5-alarm fire in Brooklyn posed "challenging conditions for our firefighters", the New York City Fire Department tweeted. Elmwood Park Police Chief Michael Foligno, however, assured people there were fire crews keeping an eye on the area. In a statement , Rob Baron, CEO of Soundview Paper Company, which now runs Marcal, said the "full extent of the damage to our facility is not yet known, but we know the ... (more...)
Why Utah will never have a 'polar vortex' Why Utah will never have a 'polar vortex'
- February 02, 2019

The " polar vortex " system that has engulfed the USA in a record-breaking freeze, with wind and snow to match, has unleashed utter mayhem across the country - even in cities used to the cold . "This is why numerous potholes will likely form in the Midwest and Northeast". Elsewhere, a bridge in the western MI community of Newaygo, 64 kilometres north of Grand Rapids was closed as the ice-jammed Muskegon River rose above flood stage. (more...)
No 10 hits out at EU's claim Gibraltar is a British colony No 10 hits out at EU's claim Gibraltar is a British colony
- February 02, 2019

The Government says the worldwide legal status of Gibraltar is a matter of fact, pointing out that it is listed as a "non-self-governing territory" by the UN. Despite its small size, Gibraltar is strategically important, standing only 12 miles from the north coast of Africa. "Gibraltar is a colony of the British Crown". (more...)
Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA Test Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA Test
- February 02, 2019

But the move was not taken well by many including the Cherokee Nation, with the tribe saying she was "undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage", per The Washington Post . "I am not a person of color", she said. Warren has long claimed to be at least part Cherokee, citing family tradition. Warren has insisted that her claims of Native American heritage "played no role in my hiring - ever". (more...)
Corsica gunfire: Bastia attack leaves several wounded Corsica gunfire: Bastia attack leaves several wounded
- February 02, 2019

Authorities ruled out terrorism and said a dispute with neighbours over a dog appeared to be the cause. Police said there is no indication his actions were terror-related. "An isolated gunman began shooting in the street at 4:30pm before hiding in the building where he lives", state officials told AFP agency. Local police urged residents to avoid the area, saying in a tweet, "Police intervention underway in the Lupino section [of Bastia]". (more...)
Judge considers gag order in Roger Stone case Judge considers gag order in Roger Stone case
- February 01, 2019

I never did", Trump told the Times . "I'm not a target", Trump was quoted by The New York Times as saying. Trump also said he had never spoken with his longtime political ally Roger Stone about WikiLeaks and the stolen Democratic Party emails it made public during the 2016 USA election campaign, nor had he directed anyone to do so, the Times said. (more...)
Sarah Sanders says God 'wanted Donald Trump to become president' Sarah Sanders says God 'wanted Donald Trump to become president'
- February 01, 2019

The government partially shut down for more than a month - the longest shutdown in U.S. history - after Trump demanded $5.7 billion for new border wall funding and Democrats, who control the House, refused to approve the funds. population in which a majority said they would "definitely" support the president in 2020. They continue to press Sanders to hold daily press briefings despite a president who has been extremely accessible to the press. (more...)
Democratic Theory on Don Jr. Calls Proved Wrong Democratic Theory on Don Jr. Calls Proved Wrong
- February 01, 2019

President Trump wrote that new information about Donald Trump Jr.'s phone records in 2016 vindicates them in an important aspect of the Russian Federation investigation. Records provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee show the calls were between Trump Jr. and two of his business associates, the sources said. 'They were made to friends & business associates of Don. (more...)
Border officials report biggest fentanyl bust ever Border officials report biggest fentanyl bust ever
- February 01, 2019

The suspect, who wasn't named, allegedly was found in possession of over 114 kilograms of fentanyl, 1 kilogram of fentanyl pills, 179 kilograms of methamphetamine and a tractor-trailer. The agency made the announcement Thursday, in what is now the largest fentanyl seizure in U.S. history. The bust was used by both President Donald Trump and his critics in the border wall battle. (more...)
'Go back to school': Trump lashes out at United States intelligence chiefs 'Go back to school': Trump lashes out at United States intelligence chiefs
- February 01, 2019

Insisting that Iran's nuclear programme remains risky, Trump said his intelligence advisers -who believe Tehran is largely abiding by an global commitment to shelve nuclear weapons ambitions - should be more realistic. "Because I came in here saying what is this?" The State Department said Biegun's trip to South Korea on February 3 will include talks with his North Korean counterpart Kim Hyok Chol "to discuss next steps to advance our objective of the final fully verified denuclearization ... (more...)
Hunt says United Kingdom may need to delay exit from EU Hunt says United Kingdom may need to delay exit from EU
- February 01, 2019

Brussels responded with a flat "no" to the House of Commons which backed the prime minister's plan to seek "alternative arrangements" to the backstop for avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland. However, they remain divided over how long a postponement should be. "Since the Brexit referendum, the Central Bank has seen an increase in the number of applications for authorisation from all sectors", Ed Sibley said. (more...)
‘Courage is contagious’: Sen. Cory Booker formally announces his 2020 presidential campaign ‘Courage is contagious’: Sen. Cory Booker formally announces his 2020 presidential campaign
- February 01, 2019

Since arriving in Washington , Booker has attracted attention for his leadership during the bipartisan effort to pass criminal justice reform and for his pointed questioning during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings. Like Harris, Booker has said he will not accept campaign donations from corporate PACs and lobbyists. "In America, we have a sense of common pain", he says in voiceover as he walks down a city street under scaffolding. (more...)
Randolph Man Charged with Insurance Fraud in Fake Slip, Fall Randolph Man Charged with Insurance Fraud in Fake Slip, Fall
- February 01, 2019

Goldinsky has been charged with insurance fraud and theft by deception. The prosecution of Goldinsky is part of the New Jersey Attorney General's statewide crackdown on insurance fraud crackdown through the County Prosecutor Insurance Fraud Reimbursement Program. (more...)
U.S. prepares to withdraw from INF nuclear missile treaty U.S. prepares to withdraw from INF nuclear missile treaty
- February 01, 2019

Russia's top negotiator on the treaty, deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov, in an interview broadcast Friday insisted Moscow was in compliance. The US claims the missile is in breach of the INF Treaty. The prospect of United States withdrawal from the INF pact has stirred concern globally. America's NATO allies have said they "fully support" America's decision to withdraw from the INF Treaty. (more...)
Facebook takes down vast Iran-led manipulation campaign Facebook takes down vast Iran-led manipulation campaign
- February 01, 2019

Twitter revealed Thursday that it had removed thousands of malicious accounts thought to have originated in Iran , Russia and Venezuela for spreading disinformation online, including previously undisclosed efforts to target the 2018 USA midterm election. (more...)
Death toll in Vanderbijlpark school collapse climbs to 4 Death toll in Vanderbijlpark school collapse climbs to 4
- February 01, 2019

At least three students have died and scores are trapped in rubble after a walkway collapsed at a school near Johannesburg, South African officials have said. He called for medical assistance to be given to all learners regardless of whether they have medical aid or not. The Education MEC also stressed that Hoërskool Driehoek would remain closed "until further notice", and said that counselling services will be provided to all parties involved. (more...)
Crews Discover Tunnel Leading To Bank In Pembroke Pines Crews Discover Tunnel Leading To Bank In Pembroke Pines
- February 01, 2019

Police found a winch, a generator, some boots, a bucket, and some other items nearby. "They looked inside the hole and saw a power cord running toward the wood line", said FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock. Parts of the tunnel had collapsed by the time authorities found it. Authorities still have to do more digging, Leverock said, but they did not find a person or dead body in the tunnel. (more...)
It's So Cold, Chicago Appears to Be Experiencing 'Frost Quakes' It's So Cold, Chicago Appears to Be Experiencing 'Frost Quakes'
- February 01, 2019

A United States woman's hair froze when she went outside in Iowa, where temperatures dropped to below -25 degrees Celsius on Wednesday (local time). This isn't the first time this has happened, of course. Although frost quakes and cryoseisms have been discussed in scientific literature for years now, going back to at least 1980, it was CBC science reporter Nicole Mortillaro (then with Global News), who was the first to report on these odd Christmas 2013 occurrences. (more...)
UN Khashoggi investigator to meet Istanbul chief prosecutor UN Khashoggi investigator to meet Istanbul chief prosecutor
- February 01, 2019

In a statement last week, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Callamard would begin an worldwide investigation into Khashoggi's murder, starting with a visit to Turkey from January 28 to February 2. Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, said the panel's investigation is expected to focus on establishing responsibility. Saudia Arabia's uncooperative approach has been consistent since the day Khashoggi was murdered. (more...)
T, farm sops likely to figure in Piyush Goyal Budget T, farm sops likely to figure in Piyush Goyal Budget
- February 01, 2019

Presenting the budget in Lok Sabha today, Goyal said Indian Railways has achieved the safest year in its history. Will the middle class finally get some tax relief? An alternative to raising the exemption limit is to raise the 80C deduction to Rs 2 lakh from Rs 1.5 lakh to encourage taxpayers to save more for their future. (more...)
United Kingdom food retailers warn of price hikes, shortages United Kingdom food retailers warn of price hikes, shortages
- February 01, 2019

Also writing in the Sunday Times , Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom branded bids by some backbench MPs to kill no deal as an option via a series of Commons amendments on Tuesday as a "thinly veiled attempt to stop Brexit". British officials are war-gaming various strategies for coping with the disruption of Britain leaving the European Union without an exit deal, including declaring a state of emergency and martial law to avert disorder provoked by possible food shortages and energy outages. (more...)
Supreme Court dismisses plea against Asia Bibi acquittal Supreme Court dismisses plea against Asia Bibi acquittal
- February 01, 2019

Saiful Malook, left, lawyer of Aasia Bibi, who was facing blasphemy charges, speaks to reporters with Pakistani Christian leader Joseph Francis after the Supreme Court's decision in favour of Bibi, in Islamabad , Pakistan , Tuesday, Jan. The lawyer of the complainant Qari Muhammad Salaam argued that Bibi's acquittal is a matter concerning the Muslim clergy and religious scholars should also be called to present their point of view to which the chief justice retorted, "The verdict was given ... (more...)

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