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May warns of 'uncharted territory' if MPs reject Brexit deal May warns of 'uncharted territory' if MPs reject Brexit deal
- January 06, 2019

Chuka Umunna, the Labour MP who has led calls for a second Brexit referendum, said that would be a breach of constitutional convention. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday that Britain would be in uncharted territory if her Brexit deal is rejected by parliament later this month, despite little sign that she has won over sceptical lawmakers. (more...)
Democrat-controlled House passes USA shutdown bills but impasse remains Democrat-controlled House passes USA shutdown bills but impasse remains
- January 06, 2019

The White House has invited the leaders back Friday for another round of talks that officials have suggested might be more successful now that Pelosi has been sworn in. "The Senate will not take up any proposal that does not have a real chance of passing this chamber and getting a presidential signature", McConnell, R-Kentucky, said. (more...)
Pakistan's Imran Khan Meets with Turkey's Erdogan Pakistan's Imran Khan Meets with Turkey's Erdogan
- January 06, 2019

The premier is also scheduled to meet the Turkish president and will discuss bilateral relations between the two nations as well as the current regional and worldwide situation. The US has repeatedly said that Pakistan was providing safe havens to the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militants to attack US soldiers in Afghanistan. (more...)
Man charged with capital murder in 7-year-old girl's death Man charged with capital murder in 7-year-old girl's death
- January 06, 2019

Jazmine Barnes was shot in the head in the "totally unprovoked" drive-by attack in Houston on 30 December. Washington was shot in her arm, and Barnes' 6-year-old sister sustained injuries from shattered glass. Organizers of the rally also led the crowd in chants that repeated the phrases, 'What do we want? 'We're asking you to turn yourself in right now, in the name of Jesus. (more...)
Rashida Tlaib: Congresswoman's Trump profanity sparks furore Rashida Tlaib: Congresswoman's Trump profanity sparks furore
- January 06, 2019

California Rep. Brad Sherman and Texas Rep. Al Green introduced articles of impeachment against Trump on Thursday, the first day of the new Congress. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat, said "everyone has their own style" and Tlaib's "ain't mine". They might be harder for her to control than she expects, and there may be more Dems in the next Congress who think like they do, especially after two more years of Trump. (more...)
United States team to visit China for trade talks next week United States team to visit China for trade talks next week
- January 06, 2019

It will be the first face-to-face meeting since the two countries agreed not to impose new tariffs for 90 days. The US team will be led by Deputy Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish, the ministry said. American officials worry those might erode US industrial leadership. That agreement saw China commit to renewed purchases of U.S. agricultural goods like soybeans, in return for the delay of a fresh swathe of tariffs Washington was set to impose on Chinese goods. (more...)
Dangerous powder from lost cargo found on Dutch island Dangerous powder from lost cargo found on Dutch island
- January 06, 2019

Some beaches on the islands already saw a surge of curious people checking out what washed up. Shed items included a 25kg bag of unsafe organic peroxide powder on Schiermonnikoog island. Authorities have warned volunteers and locals not to touch any bags but to call police or the fire brigade. By mid-afternoon on Wednesday, more than 20 containers had washed ashore on the Wadden Islands, a North Sea archipelago, bringing a windfall for local treasure hunters who are crowding the beaches to ... (more...)
Mike Pence: 'No wall, no deal' to end partial government shutdown Mike Pence: 'No wall, no deal' to end partial government shutdown
- January 05, 2019

Vice President Pence is in line for a raise of nearly $13,000 - leaping from $230,700 to $243,500. Cabinet secretaries making $199,700 per year will see their pay jump to $210,700 annually; deputy secretaries will see an increase from $179,700 to $189,600. (more...)
DeAndre Hopkins donating game check to family of slain child DeAndre Hopkins donating game check to family of slain child
- January 05, 2019

He has described Sunday's shooting as " totally unprovoked " and asked people who live nearby to review their surveillance videos. Jazmine Barnes , along with her three sisters, was a passenger in her mother's auto when an unidentified man opened fire on their vehicle early Sunday morning, fatally striking Jazmine in the head. (more...)
Ukrainian Orthodox Church Officially Gains Independence From Russian Church Ukrainian Orthodox Church Officially Gains Independence From Russian Church
- January 05, 2019

The Tomos will be officially handed over to Metropolitan Epiphany during a church prayer on Sunday, January 6, and then it will go to Kiev. The Russian Orthodox Church cut ties with the Constantinople Patriarchate in protest at the move, which dealt a huge blow to Moscow's spiritual authority in the Orthodox world. (more...)
Judge extends Mueller grand jury Judge extends Mueller grand jury
- January 05, 2019

The extension allows Mueller to continue his current work with the same grand jury, rather than having to impanel a new group. The grand jury's initial 18-month term was set to expire over the weekend. Six months is a standard length of time for federal grand juries to be extended. All three have pleaded guilty. They last met, according to CNN reporting, on December 21 for about two hours. (more...)
Arrest of 'yellow vest' figurehead prompts calls for 'hardening' of French protests Arrest of 'yellow vest' figurehead prompts calls for 'hardening' of French protests
- January 05, 2019

Drouet was first arrested in December and was on bail while awaiting trial for "carrying a prohibited category-D weapon ". He was released Thursday afternoon. The Yellow Vest activist came to national prominence in France after an appearance on broadcaster BFMTV in which he suggested the protesters mobilise and enter the Élysées Palace, the seat of French President Emmanuel Macron . (more...)
Massive data leak targets German officials including Angela Merkel Massive data leak targets German officials including Angela Merkel
- January 05, 2019

The source of the data appears to be the victims' smartphones. Russian state actors were blamed for a 2015 attack on the Bundestag network which saw sensitive data stolen. It was suspended by Twitter on Friday morning. She said: "We are calling upon citizens that the data that has been published should be viewed with caution and to not take everything par for par". (more...)
Fourteen-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder After Crash Kills Woman Fourteen-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder After Crash Kills Woman
- January 05, 2019

Another driver started to chase the vehicle the teen was driving, and the teenager ran a red light at a high rate of speed, slamming into a truck going through the intersection. "Whenever I saw this, I was like wow!" Police have since located the driver who could face felony charges for failing to stop and render aid to the woman who died in the crash. (more...)
'Multiple victims' in bowling alley shooting in California 'Multiple victims' in bowling alley shooting in California
- January 05, 2019

Jesus Perez was inside the Gable House Bowl, a bowling alley and arcade that also offers laser tag, when the fight escalated. Authorities have confirmed three people have been killed and four others injured at the Gable House in Torrance, according to CNN . (more...)
United States top diplomat warns Iran against space launches United States top diplomat warns Iran against space launches
- January 05, 2019

In a tweet on Thursday, Zarif wrote, "Iran's launch of space vehicles- & missile tests-are NOT in violation of Res 2231". "The US is in material breach of same, & as such it is in no position to lecture anyone on it ", Zarif wrote on Twitter. (more...)
USS Cole Bombing Mastermind Killed by US Airstrike in Yemen
- January 05, 2019

The FBI had listed Badawi among its most wanted terrorists since 2006, promising a $5 million bounty for information leading to his capture or death. He and others were also charged with trying to attack the USS The Sullivans about 8 months earlier, on January 3, 2000. Two Yemeni suicide bombers rammed the ship in a small boat packed with up to 225kg (500lb) of high explosives, leaving a gaping hole in the side of the warship. (more...)
Woman in vegetative state for 14 years gives birth in hospital Woman in vegetative state for 14 years gives birth in hospital
- January 05, 2019

BABY: The woman gave birth after being in a coma for 14 years (Pic: GETTY [STOCK]) "From what I've been told, she was moaning". "From what I've been told she was moaning", the woman said. Adult Protective Services says after hearing the allegations, it immediately dispatched a team to conduct health and safety checks on all members living in the facility. (more...)
British Army urges 'snowflakes', 'selfie addicts' to sign up British Army urges 'snowflakes', 'selfie addicts' to sign up
- January 05, 2019

Instead of hardened gym goers it is targeting gaming addicts and "phone zombies" in the hopes of boosting the number of millennials signing up. TV adverts build on the idea that young ambitious people may feel undervalued and want a job with goal. (more...)
Escape Room game fire: Five teenage girls killed in Poland Escape Room game fire: Five teenage girls killed in Poland
- January 05, 2019

Five people were confirmed dead and a government official said all of them were 15-year-old girls who went to the venue to celebrate one of their birthdays. Five joyous, growing up girls have been torn out of their lives. "May God protect their parents and loved ones". Tomasz Kubiak talking to TVN24. What caused the fire has not been determined. (more...)
Trump's Afghan history lesson goes astray Trump's Afghan history lesson goes astray
- January 05, 2019

Answering that in full would involve having to recount the history of the Cold War, when the U.S. funded mujahideen fighters to successfully push back against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan , which in turn would create conditions for the Taliban state that, after the September 11 attacks, prompted the USA into invading the country. (more...)
Florida 'fireball' highway crash claims six lives after diesel spill Florida 'fireball' highway crash claims six lives after diesel spill
- January 05, 2019

Highway officials say six people have died after a crash and diesel fuel spill sparked a massive fire on a Florida interstate. Several others were taken to the hospital, some with critical injuries, the Gainesville Sun reported . A semi-truck that was traveling north had struck a vehicle and crossed over with it into the southbound lanes - slamming into the van and another semi. (more...)
Teen visiting mum at Scientology centre Teen visiting mum at Scientology centre
- January 05, 2019

The church's security alarm rang out at the bush-enclosed property on Greville Street for 10 minutes before an unmarked police auto arrived, neighbour Sharon Schwartz later told reporters. Police officers arrested the teenager after drawing their stun guns as ambulance and fire crew arrived on the scene. The man had a "lawful reason" for being at the centre, according to Detective Chief Inspector Simon Jones . (more...)
China's 'Jack the Ripper' Gao Chengyong executed for 11 murders China's 'Jack the Ripper' Gao Chengyong executed for 11 murders
- January 05, 2019

He cut their throats and mutilated their bodies. The court found that Gao followed his victims home before raping and killing them. The court in March a year ago, found the accused guilty of murder of 11 women and rapes, assaults and abuse of corpses. (more...)
Hindu hard-liners paralyze Indian state over women at shrine Hindu hard-liners paralyze Indian state over women at shrine
- January 05, 2019

The CPI office at Palakkad was attacked by protesters and the vehicles parked in front of it, including state transport corporation buses, auto-rickshaws and police vehicles were pelted with stones. There were no immediate reports of injuries. He alleged that some district police chiefs did not make preventive arrests, and said this aggravated the situation. (more...)
You Shall Not Impeach! Sarah Sanders Tackles Tlaib’s Anti-Trump Rant You Shall Not Impeach! Sarah Sanders Tackles Tlaib’s Anti-Trump Rant
- January 05, 2019

Sherman dismissed suggestions that the impeachment talk distracts from the fight over the partial government shutdown , where Democrats are clashing with Trump over funding for a southern border wall. Without a very strong form of barrier - call it what you will - but without a wall, you can not have border security. "Let's not waste the time", he said on the Senate floor. (more...)
Brazilian Embassy occupied in protest against new president Brazilian Embassy occupied in protest against new president
- January 05, 2019

The far-right leader said past year that he also wants to annul land demarcation decisions made by previous administrations, but legal experts say recent Brazilian Supreme Court rulings could block such move. According to Guedes, Brazil will have a decade of steady growth if the reform is approved. "The human rights ministry discussed our concerns at a body called secretariat of promotion and defence of human rights". (more...)
Tourists trapped as Storm Pabuk heads for Thailand's Koh Samui Tourists trapped as Storm Pabuk heads for Thailand's Koh Samui
- January 05, 2019

A spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) said: " Tropical Storm Pabuk has made landfall in Thailand over Pak Phanang, Nakhon Si thammarat and is moving in a northwesterly direction". Southern Thailand's tourist industry is a huge moneymaker, and authorities have become particularly sensitive to visitors' safety since last July, when 47 Chinese tourists drowned when the boat they were on sank in rough seas near the popular resort of Phuket in the Andaman Sea. (more...)
Russian diplomat says Britain requested consular access to Paul Whelan Russian diplomat says Britain requested consular access to Paul Whelan
- January 04, 2019

The Russian Federal Security Service, or FSB, has said MI resident Paul Whelan , a 48-year-old corporate security director from the Detroit area, was arrested Friday on espionage charges. Putin has previously stated he would rein in Russian retaliatory measures against US interests in the hope relations would improve, but Whelan's detention indicates the Kremlin's calculations may now have changed. (more...)
German politicians have had their personal data hacked and then dumped online
- January 04, 2019

The Twitter account in question, which was still online early Friday with about 17,000 followers but had been suspended by around mid-day, had been active since mid-2017. "And on the other hand the Government constantly emphasises how important security is also for the usage of data and when using the internet and has been calling upon the citizens to be careful online and to be careful with their own personal data". (more...)

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