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Anti-Brexit protest gathers hundreds in Northern Ireland Anti-Brexit protest gathers hundreds in Northern Ireland
- January 29, 2019

He added that the European Union would be "open to making changes" to the Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the EU. Several amendments are created to delay Britain's planned March 29 exit from the European Union or make a "no-deal" Brexit impossible. "If there is a hard border with checks which brings inevitable delays, with customs and with tariffs, and with Value-Added Tax, then we are talking about the systemic dismantling of the Northern ... (more...)
Houston police officers shot, department says Houston police officers shot, department says
- January 29, 2019

Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers' Union, said three of the officers were listed in stable condition and two were in critical condition. "This evening's horrific attack on police officers is a solemn reminder of the service and sacrifice our courageous men and women in law enforcement make every day to keep us safe". (more...)
Brutal cold surging on Midwest Brutal cold surging on Midwest
- January 29, 2019

A displacement of a portion of the polar vortex will cause temperatures in some Midwestern cities to fall to their lowest levels in more than two decades by midweek. Governor J.B. Pritzker said wind chill could drive temperatures to -55 degrees Fahrenheit in northern IL on Tuesday evening, capable of causing frostbite in a matter of minutes. (more...)
Woman rescued after trapped in elevator for 3 days Woman rescued after trapped in elevator for 3 days
- January 29, 2019

A press representative for Stephens' investment bank, Stephens Inc., did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment. "The employee involved has been a valued member of the Stephens extended family for 18 years". The cause of the incident is now under investigation. According to records at the Department of Buildings, no violations were found when the elevator was inspected last July. (more...)
Cramer offers North Dakota as site for State of the Union Cramer offers North Dakota as site for State of the Union
- January 29, 2019

And, as PBS' Lisa Desjardins helpfully notes , nine presidents have given speeches in the Senate - although none of them were State of the Union addresses . Both proposals were likely to fail to reach the 60-vote threshold needed in the Senate, where Republicans hold a 53-47 majority. House Democrats are putting forward a new proposal to end the government shutdown, aiming to lure President Donald Trump away from his demand for a border wall by offering billions of new dollars for other ... (more...)
Mueller’s investigation ‘close to being completed,’ acting AG says Mueller’s investigation ‘close to being completed,’ acting AG says
- January 29, 2019

Senators on the Judiciary panel will vote Tuesday whether to approve a full Senate vote for Barr's confirmation. FILE PHOTO: Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing the U.S. Incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham meets with U.S. attorney general nominee William Barr in Washington , U.S., January 9, 2019. (more...)
Professor quits after asking Chinese students to speak English on campus Professor quits after asking Chinese students to speak English on campus
- January 28, 2019

In the email, Neely mentions faculty members picking out a small group of first-year students speaking Chinese in the student study area. Klotman also said the university will conduct a review of the biostatistics program in response to a petitioned that has been signed by more than 2,000 students calling for an investigation into the unnamed faculty in Neely's email. (more...)
USA budget deficit set to hit $897 billion USA budget deficit set to hit $897 billion
- January 28, 2019

A new government report says that the US budget deficit is set to hit $897 billion this year and predicts that economic growth will slow as the effects of President Donald Trump's tax cut on business investment begin to drop off. The impact was greater during the first quarter of 2019: $8 billion, or 0.2 percent of GDP. On Sunday, he expressed scepticism such a deal could be made, putting the odds at 50-50. (more...)
Taliban talks offer glimmer of hope for peace Taliban talks offer glimmer of hope for peace
- January 28, 2019

Afghan political analyst Waheed Muzhda says he believes that Khalilzad and the Taliban have reached agreement on both the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan and a cease-fire deal, but that neither side is prepared to say so at this point. (more...)
Road Rage Leads to Involuntary Car-Surfing at 70 Miles Per Hour Road Rage Leads to Involuntary Car-Surfing at 70 Miles Per Hour
- January 28, 2019

One man forced Fitzgerald out of the auto at gunpoint. Investigators said Kamrowski and Fitzgerald had been exchanging insurance information after a minor sideswipe on I-90 Saturday afternoon when they started to argue. In video obtained by WBZ, the unidentified man said he had a license to carry a firearm. Two residents from the USA state of MA appeared separately at the Waltham District Court on Monday over charges stemming from a freaky road rage confrontation that unfolded between the ... (more...)
USA is serious about pursuing peace in Afghanistan: Pompeo USA is serious about pursuing peace in Afghanistan: Pompeo
- January 28, 2019

The Taliban, however, have not responded to Khalilzad's call. After wrapping up talks on Saturday in Doha, he left for Kabul for "consultations". The Taliban have appointed a co-founder of the movement as the new head of their political office in Doha, where talks have been held since Monday with U.S. (more...)
Democrats fear Starbucks coffee king candidate Howard Schultz Democrats fear Starbucks coffee king candidate Howard Schultz
- January 28, 2019

Asked why he was thinking about running as an Independent, Schultz said over 40 per cent of the USA electorate identifies as Independent. While some potential nominees, including Massachusetts Sen. He describes his father as "closed off and unapproachable" - explaining his father's inability to find good-paying work to support their family drove him to build a different kind of company . (more...)
European Union won't budge on backstop, say Irish European Union won't budge on backstop, say Irish
- January 28, 2019

He said: "A backstop is not a backstop if it is time-limited". If her efforts to salvage her deal fail, Britain runs the risk of severing ties with its closest trading partner overnight, with no new arrangements in place. MPs this month rejected the divorce agreement she struck with the bloc a year ago. As another Commons vote looms tomorrow, MPs are focusing on what amendments they could table to influence the Brexit process at Westminster. (more...)
Polar Vortex To Invade Midwest, Wind Chills May Exceed 50 Below Zero Polar Vortex To Invade Midwest, Wind Chills May Exceed 50 Below Zero
- January 28, 2019

Almost a quarter of the US population - more than 68 million people - will have temperatures, not including wind chill, fall below zero next week, CNN reported. "If travel is planned across the area this afternoon and evening, motorists should be prepared to encounter snow-covered roads, and slow travel conditions", the Chicago office said. (more...)
Event at Stevenage Central Library ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day Event at Stevenage Central Library ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day
- January 28, 2019

One recalled the smell of burning flesh upon arrival at the camp. Survivors, politicians and members of the public remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. "We must stand up for our liberal democracy", Maas wrote. "We must never forget where hatred and bigotry can lead". We shall never be indifferent. "The murder of eleven Jews at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.is fresh in our minds". (more...)
Snow expected tonight, bitter cold air on the way through midweek Snow expected tonight, bitter cold air on the way through midweek
- January 28, 2019

The rest of Metro Detroit will be under a Winter Weather Advisory starting at 7 AM Monday until Midnight. The NWS says "dangerous cold" is on the way, with an Arctic air outbreak potentially breaking low temperature records Wednesday through Friday. (more...)
Australian woman bitten on bum by a carpet python on the toilet Australian woman bitten on bum by a carpet python on the toilet
- January 28, 2019

She was wrong. It was a 1.5 m Carpet Python , which also got the fright of its life. "Unfortunately, the snakes preferred exit point was blocked after being spooked by the customer sitting down and it simply lashed out in fear". "It was honestly like running a three-legged race without a partner because my knickers were around my ankles and I could jump up and down very high, but I couldn't go anywhere and I tripped over myself", she said. (more...)
Winter weather travel advisory ended Winter weather travel advisory ended
- January 28, 2019

On Wednesday, the evening low is expected to reach 20 below zero. The snow and blowing snow will make for risky travel throughout lower Michigan Monday. A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills is expected, with much of Northern Ontario experiencing -40 C to -45 C wind chills this morning, said the issued warning. (more...)
Winter Storm Watch and High Wind Watch Issued for Bis-Man Winter Storm Watch and High Wind Watch Issued for Bis-Man
- January 28, 2019

Wind chill can contribute to frostbite and to hypothermia both of which are unsafe and can cause permanent damage to the body or death. If you must go outside, make sure you cover all exposed skin with the proper winter attire. Our next chance of accumulating snow will come on Monday . Friday will be a cloudy, breezy day. The weather service says Friday's deep freeze is a preview of next week, which could bring more than a half-foot of snow to parts of IL and the potential for the ... (more...)
Mulvaney: Trump will build border wall 'with or without Congress' Mulvaney: Trump will build border wall 'with or without Congress'
- January 27, 2019

Representative Gil Cisneros, a freshman Democrat who won a previously Republican-held seat in California, said he and others in his party want to focus on their campaign issues: protecting people with pre-existing health conditions, enacting gun-control laws and environmental protection measures. (more...)
Counter-Revolution: 'Red Scarves' March Against Anti-Macron Yellow Vests Counter-Revolution: 'Red Scarves' March Against Anti-Macron Yellow Vests
- January 27, 2019

As the march converged on Bastille, small groups of protesters formed makeshift barriers, lit fires and threw projectiles at police , who responded with tear gas and water canon, television footage showed. Some yellow vest leaders want to maintain momentum by holding protests after dark as well as during the day. "I condemn as firmly as possible the violence and damage caused again this Saturday, both in Paris and in the regions, by vandals disguised as 'yellow vests, '" Interior Minister ... (more...)
Philippines church bombings kill at least 27 Philippines church bombings kill at least 27
- January 27, 2019

The pope said the "terrorist attack" was just the latest to hit the Christian community in the Philippines. He expressed his "firm condemnation of this act of violence that causes more mourning in the Christian community". The blasts came almost a week after the government's plan to create a self-administered area for the Muslim-dominated parts of Mindanao was backed by 85 percent of voters in a referendum last Monday, paving the way for a three-year transition towards elections for a ... (more...)
Mulvaney says Trump will use executive authority if Congress won't fund wall Mulvaney says Trump will use executive authority if Congress won't fund wall
- January 27, 2019

The Trump administration asked federal department heads to reopen offices in a "prompt and orderly manner", saying that furloughed employees could return to work. At the top of Democrats' agenda is a package of government-overhaul measures in a bill called H.R. 1, which 100 candidates said in a letter past year they wanted to be one of the first orders of business. (more...)
Met Eireann issues yellow weather warning for 26 counties Met Eireann issues yellow weather warning for 26 counties
- January 27, 2019

A separate Status Yellow - Wind warning was then issued for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry and is valid from 11am this morning until 11am Sunday. Lowest temperatures -1 to plus 3 degrees, with a sharp frost and icy patches also. Very cold overnight, with a widespread hard frost and ice. Clear spells and squally showers, turning wintry in the west and north overnight. (more...)
Greece does 'mission impossible', ratifies North Macedonia accord Greece does 'mission impossible', ratifies North Macedonia accord
- January 27, 2019

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government needs support from up to six opposition lawmakers for the agreement to be ratified. Just a year ago in February, a major rall y was held in Athens outside the parliament to protest against the use of the term Macedonian in any settlement the government was pursuing with the time with the former Yugoslav country. (more...)
Trump associate Stone arrested, faces obstruction charge Trump associate Stone arrested, faces obstruction charge
- January 27, 2019

Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Stone isaccused of threatening Credico, including through messages in which he called him "rat" and "stoolie" and accused him of backstabbing his friends. (more...)
Pelosi: Trump’s State of the Union Address Not Happening on Tuesday Pelosi: Trump’s State of the Union Address Not Happening on Tuesday
- January 27, 2019

President Trump triggered a range of responses from his conservative media supporters Friday for abandoning his latest demand that Congress approve funding for a wall to be built on the Mexican border. But the House Democrats calculated that voters would blame Trump for the ensuing chaos - and polls showed they were correct. He asserted that a "barrier or walls will be an important part of the solution". (more...)
China says Soros' criticism of Xi is 'meaningless' China says Soros' criticism of Xi is 'meaningless'
- January 27, 2019

Soros named Xi as the biggest threat to open societies, The Straits Times reports, and warned against the imminent danger Chinese society faces as the Xi regime develops further oppressive measures through artificial intelligence and machine-learning technology. (more...)
Canadian PM fires envoy to China after remarks on Huawei case Canadian PM fires envoy to China after remarks on Huawei case
- January 27, 2019

But Trudeau said it wouldn't do anything to help two Canadians arrested by China . John McCallum made the remarks to the Toronto Star in Vancouver on Friday. Trudeau and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland have stressed Canada can't interfere politically in the case. Scheer said the envoy had undermined Canada's position with China by delivering different and conflicting messages. (more...)
Florida Secretary of State resigns after blackface photos surface Florida Secretary of State resigns after blackface photos surface
- January 27, 2019

The photos, which were obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat , were taken just two months after the devastating hurricane, which resulted in thousands of deaths. But Florida state elections officials and their county counterparts are under intense scrutiny, at least in part because of the November passage of Amendment 4, which "automatically" restores voting rights to felons who have completed the terms of their sentences. (more...)

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