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UK PM May warns it would be catastrophic to halt Brexit

UK PM May warns it would be catastrophic to halt Brexit The British parliament will act to stop a no deal Brexit from happening, Vince Cable, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, said on Sunday. It was not possible for the minority Tory administration to control what happened in parliament, and Speaker John Bercow had shown that he was "willing to frustrate the government at every opportunity", he said. [Full Article...]

Trump blasts FBI counterintel probe into whether he worked for Russia

Trump blasts FBI counterintel probe into whether he worked for Russia Pompeo, a former Central Intelligence Agency director, was one of a number of Trump administration officials to blast the revelations contained in the Times' report. Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the Times he didn't know of that probe while also downplaying it. The decision to secretly investigate the president for possibly threatening national security triggered a " vigorous debate "... [Full Article...]

Three dead in double-decker bus crash in Ottawa

Three dead in double-decker bus crash in Ottawa While police initially took the female driver of the bus into custody, they said Saturday she had been released without charges. Graham said officers will also be taking measurements to try and determine how fast the bus was going when it got to Westboro station along the transitway, where the speed limit in that specific section is 50 km/h. [Full Article...]

Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun welcomed as 'brave new Canadian' in Toronto

Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun welcomed as 'brave new Canadian' in Toronto Qunun was flying to Toronto via Seoul, South Korea, according to Thai immigration Police Chief Surachate Hakparn. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun grabbed worldwide attention this week after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room to resist being sent home to her family, which denies any abuse. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders apologizes to female campaign staff who experienced harassment

Bernie Sanders apologizes to female campaign staff who experienced harassment The Vermont independent says alleged misconduct by male aides "was absolutely unacceptable and certainly not what a progressive campaign or any campaign should be about". It must be a reality in our daily lives. It was also reported by Politico that Becker, 50 then, had told the young woman in front of other people that he always wanted to have sex with her. [Full Article...]

Mueller Interviewed Trump Campaign Pollster, Manafort Associate In February

Mueller Interviewed Trump Campaign Pollster, Manafort Associate In February U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered Mueller to respond by January 14 with "factual and evidentiary basis" for why it is accusing Manafort of lying during his cooperation. Giuliani also said on Wednesday that Trump's legal team told Mueller that the president will not answer any more questions in the investigation. "Such a failure is unsurprising here, where these occurrences... [Full Article...]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Schools Joe Lieberman Over Remarks That She’s Too ‘Controversial’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Schools Joe Lieberman Over Remarks That She’s Too ‘Controversial’ The effort, described by almost 20 lawmakers and aides, is part carrot, part stick: Some lawmakers with ties to Ocasio-Cortez are hoping to coax her into using her star power to unite Democrats and turn her fire on Republicans. "This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers", the campaign operative said. "The honeymoon between the voters that you represent ... [Full Article...]

Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020

Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Her campaign's Twitter handle said: "The First Woman President of the United States is ready to take the challenge". The 37-year-old Iraq War veteran is the first Hindu elected to Congress and the first member born in the U.S. Gabbard is joining what is expected to be a crowded Democratic field. Sen. President Trump has announced to seek his re-election. In 2015, Gabbard, then a vice... [Full Article...]

Polish security arrests Huawei employee on spying charges

Polish security arrests Huawei employee on spying charges Telenor is now testing 5G networks with the use of Chinese equipment supplied by Huawei , but with Friday's arrests , pressure will only mount on the firm, who sought to substantiate their presence on the continent with the establishment of an European Union headquarters in Brussels in 2018. [Full Article...]

Missing 13-Year-Old Jayme Closs Found Alive, Suspect in Custody

Missing 13-Year-Old Jayme Closs Found Alive, Suspect in Custody October 17, 2018 - Authorities announce that investigators believe Jayme was in her family's home when her parents were fatally shot. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said the sheriff's office in Douglas County, about 110 kilometres north of Barron County, located the girl. [Full Article...]

AU urges DRC to consolidate democracy, preserve peace following provisional election results

AU urges DRC to consolidate democracy, preserve peace following provisional election results Some observers have suggested President Joseph Kabila's government sought to make a deal as hopes faded for a win for ruling party candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary. Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission on Thursday declared opposition leader Tshisekedi the victor of last month's chaotic presidential election, but the runner-up dismissed the outcome as an " electoral coup ". [Full Article...]

Trump promises citizenship path for skilled workers

US President Donald Trump said on Friday (Jan 11) he plans changes to the H-1B programme that grants temporary visas for specialty occupations such as technology or medicine, but his administration said later he was referring to changes that were proposed a year ago. [Full Article...]

Chris Johnson's Forecast | Tracking a winter storm threat this weekend

Chris Johnson's Forecast | Tracking a winter storm threat this weekend ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Travel may be hard due to snow covered and slippery roads. Saturday's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high of 36 and an overnight low of 20. By the end of the game it will likely be dry however roads may still be hazardous so be cautious and be smart. Sunday will continue to be cloudy and while flurries can't be ruled out no accumulation would occur. [Full Article...]

Trump cancels Davos trip over partial govt. shutdown

Trump cancels Davos trip over partial govt. shutdown Now 21 days into the partial government shutdown (tied for the longest ever in US history), it's crunch time for Trump. Trump is demanding billions for his wall that Democrats won't give him. Trump says he won't reopen the government without money for the wall. Critics have said the move would be an unconstitutional abuse of emergency powers. [Full Article...]

U.S. Syria withdrawal officially underway, expected to take 3-4 months

U.S. Syria withdrawal officially underway, expected to take 3-4 months Col Sean Ryan told Agence France-Presse in a statement: "Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria ". American troops sent to help with the pullout are reportedly already in the region, specifically in Kuwait and the al-Asad air base in Iraq. It also led to major criticism that the USA was abandoning its local Kurdish al... [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen, former Trump lawyer, agrees to give open testimony in Congress

Michael Cohen, former Trump lawyer, agrees to give open testimony in Congress Cohen said in a statement: "I look forward to having the privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired". Cohen has already pleaded guilty to previously making false statements to Congress, in 2017 to a Senate intelligence committee about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. [Full Article...]

Jazmine Barnes remembered with calls for unity, change

Jazmine Barnes remembered with calls for unity, change Black was charged with murder on Monday. Woodruffe and Black mistakenly thought they were attacking people they'd previously fought at a club hours earlier when they shot at Jazmine and her family, according to authorities. "Remember there would be no flowers unless there was some rain", said LaPorsha Washington , Jazmine's mother. Jazmine, who was 7, was riding in a auto with her mother and ... [Full Article...]

Victorian man charged over suspect embassy packages

Victorian man charged over suspect embassy packages The American, British, Indian, Italian, New Zealand, Korean, Egyptian, Pakistani, Greek, Danish, Spanish, Japanese, Thai and German consulates were among those impacted in Melbourne yesterday afternoon. "They were very quick on to it, they provided advice to the relevant consular residences and in practical terms we learnt very quickly, that evening, that the substance was inert", he said. [Full Article...]

Trump to stop federal relief aid for California wildfires

Trump to stop federal relief aid for California wildfires KCAL-TV reported that FEMA has already approved more than $48.7 million in funds to 6,646 applicants affected by the Camp and Woolsey Fires that devastated the state previous year. The 2018 wildfire season in California was the worst in living memory, consuming almost 2 million acres of land, killing 87 people, destroying tens of thousands of homes, requiring an estimated $3 billion in public expe... [Full Article...]

WH: No 'Willingness' By Trump Or White House To 'Push' Rosenstein Out

WH: No 'Willingness' By Trump Or White House To 'Push' Rosenstein Out Lindsey Graham he would allow special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to continue unabated, Graham said Wednesday. Sources at the Justice Department say that although Rosenstein is expected to depart once Barr is in place, there isn't a specific plan or schedule in place that establishes dates or structure for that. [Full Article...]


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