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El Chapo's Mistress Reportedly Testified Against Him in Court El Chapo's Mistress Reportedly Testified Against Him in Court
- January 20, 2019

Using DEA intelligence about the whereabouts of the cartel bosses, a strike force of about 100 marines in helicopters and trucks first tried to capture Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, but failed to find him in a raid at a ranch in Sinaloa, he said. (more...)
At least 20 killed in pipeline explosion in central Mexico At least 20 killed in pipeline explosion in central Mexico
- January 20, 2019

To root out the theft, Lopez Obrador in late December ordered pipelines to be closed. The flood of patients overflowed local clinics and hospitals, said AFP correspondents at the scene. Video recordings taken by locals soon after the explosion revealed the intensity of the raging fire as the victims screamed out for help. Mexico's top federal prosecutor Alejandro Gertz said the pipeline was tapped deliberately, but that the investigation was complicated because everyone right at the ... (more...)
Suspected auto bomb attack on Derry courthouse Suspected auto bomb attack on Derry courthouse
- January 20, 2019

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton called the attack "incredibly reckless". Emergency services had helped ensure that there were no fatalities or injuries, she said. I knew right away this was a bomb", he said. Northern Ireland's history has been marked by sectarian violence; more than 3,500 people died in the decades-long conflict known as "the Troubles". (more...)
Trump Says He’ll Make ‘Major Announcement’ Saturday on Shutdown Trump Says He’ll Make ‘Major Announcement’ Saturday on Shutdown
- January 20, 2019

Trump campaigned on the promise of a southern border wall and insisted that Mexico would pay for it, and ultimately insisted that the latest government appropriation include $5.7 billion funding for the barrier. The partial government shutdown affecting 800,000 federal workers entered its 29th day on Saturday. But Trump's proposal to end the 29-day partial shutdown of the United States government, which was sparked by a dispute over funding for the wall, appeared dead on arrival, with ... (more...)
DRC court confirms Tshisekedi winner of disputed presidential election DRC court confirms Tshisekedi winner of disputed presidential election
- January 20, 2019

DR Congo's CENI declared Felix Tshisekedi as the victor but the results are disputed by one key contender, Martin Fayulu . A constitutional court in Congo issued a middle-of-the-night decision early Sunday confirming results announced a week ago by the election commission that declared opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi the victor of a contentious presidential election. (more...)
Migrant caravan begins to cross peacefully into Mexico Migrant caravan begins to cross peacefully into Mexico
- January 20, 2019

Meanwhile, competitors like CNN's New Day and MSNBC's Morning Joe led with the well-sourced Buzzfeed News bombshell report that Michael Cohen was directed by President Donald Trump to lie to Congress about Trump Organization discussions with Russian Federation over a Trump Tower Moscow. (more...)
Half a million attend opposition rally to remove India's Modi Half a million attend opposition rally to remove India's Modi
- January 20, 2019

PM Modi faces a united opposition in the national elections , which will make the fight tougher. Against the backdrop of the West Bengal government denying permission to the BJP to organise yatras, Mr. Last week, two regional parties and former bitter rivals - the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) - announced an unlikely alliance to challenge Modi in Uttar Pradesh state, India's most populous and politically critical state. (more...)
Giuliani aims to clarify collusion comments Giuliani aims to clarify collusion comments
- January 20, 2019

In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo on " Cuomo Prime Time ", Giuliani, a former NY mayor and Trump's attorney, said he doesn't know if other people in the campaign, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort , were working with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential race. (more...)
Outcry after Kentucky students in MAGA hats mock Native American veteran Outcry after Kentucky students in MAGA hats mock Native American veteran
- January 20, 2019

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Laura Keener, the communications director with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, on Saturday said: "We are just now learning about this incident and regret it took place". In a separate video , Phillips said he heard the young men saying, "Build that wall. These are indigenous lands, we're not supposed to have walls", he said. (more...)
Women's March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy Women's March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy
- January 20, 2019

CGTN's Rich Murphy asked folks what changes they have seen in the past two years and what other things need to happen in the United States. Turmoil within the organization has led to some members requesting the resignation of the national group's co-chairs. (more...)
Donald Trump cancels Cabinet members' trip to Davos due to shutdown Donald Trump cancels Cabinet members' trip to Davos due to shutdown
- January 19, 2019

Though Donald Trump is barring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from traveling overseas amid his government shutdown , he is still allowing several of his top Cabinet members to fly to the ritzy Davos conference in Switzerland. It was the latest development in Thursday's back-and-forth over whether lawmakers and Trump administration officials should travel during the partial government shutdown. (more...)
Giuliani Can't Say No One Colluded, Only That Trump Didn't Giuliani Can't Say No One Colluded, Only That Trump Didn't
- January 19, 2019

There was no collusion by President Trump in any way, shape or form. The comments, made by Rudy Giuliani on CNN , directly contradict his client, who has repeatedly said there was "no collusion". Giuliani issued a statement Thursday following his appearance on CNN , where he refused to take a firm stance that no campaign collusion happened - despite his own and President Trump's firm earlier denials on the subject. (more...)
Chicago ex-cop sentenced to almost seven years over teen shooting Chicago ex-cop sentenced to almost seven years over teen shooting
- January 19, 2019

Van Dyke faces four to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder; probation without prison time is also an option. Each of the defendants had their own attorney. Van Dyke's relatives tried to defend and humanise him, saying he's a good father and not racist. She looked up over her shoulder and addressed the judge directly: "His life is over". (more...)
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to meet at second summit Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to meet at second summit
- January 19, 2019

Kim Yong-chol, a veteran spy chief , arrived late on Thursday night and met the USA secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, for about an hour in a hotel about a mile from the White House. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo escorts Kim Yong Chol, North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States, into talks at a hotel in Washington , Jan. (more...)
Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage
- January 19, 2019

British media reported that Corbyn was also asking Labour members not to engage with May's ministers as they hold separate lower-level talks across party lines. Mr Corbyn said he would not take part in the Brexit talks as Mrs May would not take a no deal option off the table. But, despite his prediction, Mr Baker warned he thought the "more likely" result was the United Kingdom getting stuck in a "suspended animation" waiting for Brexit to happen after the country extends Article 50. (more...)
These Are the Americans Killed in Syria This Week These Are the Americans Killed in Syria This Week
- January 19, 2019

He is survived by his wife and four children. The incident is being investigated. Last month, Macron joined prominent figures in Trump's cabinet and lawmakers in both major United States political parties in criticizing Trump's decision to pull USA military personnel from Syria. (more...)
Newborn Baby Found Dead In Bathroom Of Amazon Warehouse Newborn Baby Found Dead In Bathroom Of Amazon Warehouse
- January 19, 2019

The call came in Wednesday at around 8:30 p.m. that a baby was found deceased at the business near West Lower Buckeye Road, according to Phoenix Police spokesman Vincent Lewis. The company's massive distribution center on Phoenix's southwest side is one of several Amazon sites in metro Phoenix. 'We are working with local authorities to support their investigation. (more...)
Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates 'still cooperating' with Mueller: court docs Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates 'still cooperating' with Mueller: court docs
- January 19, 2019

The affidavit also addressed another allegation in the special counsel's December memo: while Manafort said he had no "direct or indirect communications" with anyone in the Trump administration and never "asked anyone to try to communicate a message to anyone in the Administration", the special counsel says he was lying about this, too. (more...)
Senate rejects Democratic efforts to prevent sanctions relief for Russian oligarch Senate rejects Democratic efforts to prevent sanctions relief for Russian oligarch
- January 19, 2019

The House of Representatives will vote on a similar measure Thursday. On the Russian sanctions, at issue is a December announcement from the Treasury Department that the USA would lift financial penalties on the companies linked to Deripaska -Russian aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal, EN+ Group and the Russian power company JSC EuroSibEnergo. (more...)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Is Officially Running for President Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Is Officially Running for President
- January 19, 2019

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she is running for president, joining a growing number of Democrats who are seeking to challenge President Trump in 2020. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is officially on the campaign trail for president. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), Sen. Once considered a moderate Democrat, Gillibrand was first elected to Congress in 2006 and represented a rural Republican district in upstate NY. (more...)
Democrat vows to probe Trump lawyer's alleged lies to Congress Democrat vows to probe Trump lawyer's alleged lies to Congress
- January 19, 2019

The trip never materialised, and Trump has repeatedly and emphatically denied dealings with Russian Federation during the campaign. John Podhoretz, a former speechwriter for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Whatever political stakes may come, however, perhaps the most truly profound part of this story is how mundane Trump's motives reportedly were. A University of California professor and election-law expert, Richard Hasen told the WSJ that if the expenses were campaign related ... (more...)
White House imposes new restrictions on congressional trips over shutdown White House imposes new restrictions on congressional trips over shutdown
- January 19, 2019

A White House official, speaking earlier on condition of anonymity, denied the administration leaked Pelosi's travel plans, adding, "When the speaker of the House and about 20 others from Capitol Hill decide to book their own commercial flights to Afghanistan, the world is going to find out". (more...)
Call Made After Jayme Closs Escaped From Captivity Released Call Made After Jayme Closs Escaped From Captivity Released
- January 18, 2019

Jones said the defense team will evaluate Patterson's statements to determine whether they were given voluntarily and if they're true. "It's been an emotional time for this community and a hard time for this community. The recording of the call details the tense minutes that followed. "I was walking my dog and we were nearly home and she's walking toward me crying saying, 'You gotta help me, you gotta help me, '" Nutter told the dispatcher. (more...)
Facebook shuts hundreds of pages linked to Russia's Sputnik Facebook shuts hundreds of pages linked to Russia's Sputnik
- January 18, 2019

The page administrators and account owners had primarily represented themselves as independent news or general interest pages, covering topics like the weather, travel, sports, business, or politicians in Romania, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Kyrgyzstan, Mr Gleicher said. (more...)
Aiia Maasarwe: 20-year-old Melbourne man arrested over Bundoora death Aiia Maasarwe: 20-year-old Melbourne man arrested over Bundoora death
- January 18, 2019

Ms Maasarwe was having a conversation with her sister when she was attacked on her way home from a comedy club, Mr Stamper said. "Homicide Squad detectives have arrested a man as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Aiia Maasarwe ", Sgt. (more...)
Pompeo’s North Korea counterpart arrives in Beijing Pompeo’s North Korea counterpart arrives in Beijing
- January 18, 2019

But Pyongyang wants a reciprocal approach that would include rewards for steps already taken, including a moratorium on nuclear and missile testing. The Wonsan Zone Development Corporation produced close to 30 brochures in 2015 and 2016, detailing North Korea's development plans for Wonsan while advertising around $1.5 million worth of potential ventures to potential investors, reported Reuters in 2017. (more...)
Massive Great White Shark Spotted Near Hawaii Massive Great White Shark Spotted Near Hawaii
- January 18, 2019

Ms Ramsey said older, pregnant great white sharks were the safest to swim near but cautioned against swimming anywhere where sharks were feeding. "It was really special because one, they're so rare in general". Video shot by the photographer Kimberly Jeffries and posted on Facebook shows a different great white feeding on the dead sperm whale before Deep Blue arrived. (more...)
Pentagon's missile defense review looks at new space technologies Pentagon's missile defense review looks at new space technologies
- January 18, 2019

As part of this "comprehensive look" at USA missile defense capabilities, the senior administration official said the review "discusses the possibility of a third interceptor site in the continental United States, for example". The plan represents a marked shift from the aftermath of the Cold War, in which USA missile plans were limited to building devices that could intercept missiles launched by rogue states, like North Korea or Iran. (more...)
Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states
- January 17, 2019

Led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra , the attorneys general had asked for a nationwide injunction, but Mr Gilliam limited his ruling to the states challenging the rules. Gilliam Jr. of the U.S. District Court in Oakland, California, granted a request by 13 states and the District of Columbia for a preliminary injunction, writing that the new rules "are almost identical to" the ones that he had previously blocked. (more...)
FBI Arrests Man Suspected of Plotting Attack on White House with Explosives FBI Arrests Man Suspected of Plotting Attack on White House with Explosives
- January 17, 2019

A second FBI source met them and inspected the vehicles, and a second FBI undercover agent arrived in a tractor trailer with weapons and explosives that had been rendered inert by the FBI. Taheb made a brief court appearance Wednesday in Atlanta. Afterward, US Attorney Byung J. The FBI noted that "all potential threats have been neutralized and have been under control from the inception of this case". (more...)

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