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Greeks Protest Over Neighbor's Use of the Name Macedonia Greeks Protest Over Neighbor's Use of the Name Macedonia
- January 22, 2018

Although the turnout was larger than expected, with police estimates putting it at 90,000, the crowd was much smaller than a rally in 1992, when a similar name push got under way, and around one million people took to the streets. As a result, in 2008, Greece blocked Macedonia's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation entry and has also continued blocking the start of Macedonia's EU accession talks, despite several positive annual reports from the European Commission on the country's progress. (more...)
Statue of Liberty to reopen; shutdown keeps other parks, monuments closed Statue of Liberty to reopen; shutdown keeps other parks, monuments closed
- January 22, 2018

Some of the best-known parks have been kept open, including the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Yellowstone National Park. Cuomo said the state would step in - as it did during the last federal shutdown in 2013. "If they knew it was being shut down, they should have told us", said Amparo Mendez, 17, an exchange student from Argentina. Neklas Kruse, 25, was visiting the city for five days from Germany, and chose to try the harbor tour, admitting he was "a little bit" disappointed he couldn't ... (more...)
FSA commander says 25000 Syrian rebels back Turkish force in Syria FSA commander says 25000 Syrian rebels back Turkish force in Syria
- January 22, 2018

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said a ground offensive could begin Sunday, but the state run Anadolu News Agency reported that Syrian forces backed by Ankara had already penetrated the Kurdish enclave. With an assault on Afrin, Turkey seeks to further undermine the Kurdish dream of federalised rule in northern Syria. "As a result, anything that could deter the fighters of this battle is a bad thing". (more...)
Chilling twist after billionaire couple found dead in their mansion Chilling twist after billionaire couple found dead in their mansion
- January 22, 2018

A coroner ruled the couple had been strangled, CBC news reports, and there was no sign of forced entry. The pathologist and detectives - some of whom are former Toronto homicide investigators - reportedly found markings on Mr and Mrs Sherman's wrists. (more...)
Report Reveals Police Official Ordered Recruit To Shoot Black Teens Report Reveals Police Official Ordered Recruit To Shoot Black Teens
- January 22, 2018

Newly released documents show the Jefferson County Attorney warned the mayor of Prospect about a former assistant police chief, leading to an internal investigation. LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said in a statement that he was "disgusted by the shocking and appalling" comments. "Actions speak louder than words and Mr. (more...)
Tonga's oiled-up Olympic flagbearer Pita Taufatofua qualifies for Winter Games Tonga's oiled-up Olympic flagbearer Pita Taufatofua qualifies for Winter Games
- January 22, 2018

After switching from taekwondo to skiing after Rio, the 34-year-old, now 15kg lighter and wearing substantially more clothes, has made history as the first Tongan skier to qualify for the Winter Olympics. According to the Wall Street Journal (h/t ESPN.com ), Taufatofua earned his place in the 2018 Olympics during a qualifying event in Isafjordur, Iceland. (more...)
Trump called the most risky country in the world Trump called the most risky country in the world
- January 22, 2018

Faith leaders are imploring Congress to at least give immediate reprieve to the young adults who are set to lose what little legal protection they have in a few weeks and not use the youth as leverage in exchange for a deal on the wall . (more...)
African Countries Ask Trump To Apologise African Countries Ask Trump To Apologise
- January 22, 2018

A USA senator who attended the gathering said the president used "vile, vulgar" language , including repeatedly using the word " shithole " when speaking about African countries. Perdue and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, had issued a joint statement Friday saying they "do not recall the President saying those comments specifically". (more...)
After a gap of six years, State government hikes bus fares After a gap of six years, State government hikes bus fares
- January 22, 2018

Stalin also charged the government with not taking any "steps" to increase revenue from non-fare modes like operating courier service, motels and advertisements on buses. While new buses were purchased thanks to Central government funding through the JNNURM, the State has not been able to increase its fleet as the Central government has completely withdrawn from funding of transport departments. (more...)
Snow, freezing rain on the horizon as winter storm approaches Snow, freezing rain on the horizon as winter storm approaches
- January 22, 2018

Freezing rain is expected to start falling west-to-east in that area starting during the day on Monday and lasting into the evening. Rainy and slightly-above-freezing conditions were expected to continue Monday night and into Tuesday before temperatures plunged to -8 C Tuesday night. (more...)
German woman faces execution for running away to join Isis German woman faces execution for running away to join Isis
- January 22, 2018

It also is the first death sentence pronounced against a European woman and indicates the hard line Iraqis will pursue against westerners who went to the Middle East to fight for the terror group. Thousands of foreigners have been fighting for Daeshin Iraq and Syria. Bagdad announced Daesh's defeat in the years-long fight against the Iraqi forces on December 9, 2017, following the liberation of the country's second largest city of Mosul, considered by the terror group to be the capital of ... (more...)
Global female empowerment marches enter second day
- January 22, 2018

According to CBS New York , she said she was walking along a path when a man grabbed her and pulled her into the bushes. But she bit his hand and fled half-dressed to a nearby fraternity house where students called police. Women's marches are planned around the world for female empowerment and denouncing President Donald Trump's views. Members of the group Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Seattle burned sage and chanted in front of Seattle's rainy march. (more...)
CNN doctor Sanjay Gupta claims Trump has heart disease CNN doctor Sanjay Gupta claims Trump has heart disease
- January 21, 2018

While Jackson said that the president is in excellent health , he said that he would set him up with diet and exercise plan to help him to lose between 10 and 15lbs over the next year. However, he did admit that he advised the president to improve on his diet and exercise. A senior White House official said Trump does not believe he has an ally on this issue in Graham, a Republican who has long tried to partner with Democrats on immigration legislation. (more...)
Turkish jets destroy PKK check posts in Afrin Turkish jets destroy PKK check posts in Afrin
- January 21, 2018

Turkish forces on Saturday began a major new operation aimed at ousting the YPG from Afrin, pounding dozens of targets from the sky in air raids and with artillery. There was damage to one building that caught fire and one woman was slightly injured in the rocket fire on the town of Kilis, the Dogan news agency said. (more...)
North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang
- January 21, 2018

Apart from the first-ever joint hockey team with Seoul , the North will also compete in skating and skiing. But the musicians and other performers being sent by Pyongyang , like any North Korean artist allowed to appear overseas, will have been well-trained in propagandizing for the country's authoritarian regime. (more...)
The North Korean girl band performing at the Winter Olympics The North Korean girl band performing at the Winter Olympics
- January 21, 2018

The "Olympic Korean Peninsula Declaration" ruled that 12 players and one official from North Korea will be added to the existing South Korea women's ice hockey squad, which consists of 23 players. The highway, built to connect Seoul to an industrial park in the North Korean city of Kaesong, was closed in early 2016, when the South shut down the park in response to the North's nuclear weapons program and other provocations. (more...)
Vikings looking to trademark 'Minneapolis Miracle' after win against Saints Vikings looking to trademark 'Minneapolis Miracle' after win against Saints
- January 21, 2018

This week they travel to Philadelphia to take on the Philadelphia Eagles for the right to play in Super Bowl LII. And reaching the game's biggest stage likely depends on each offense's ability to find an answer for that pressure. All while containing the QB, who is also a threat to run. Smith and Jack have the speed and range to match up with opposing running backs, but recent lapses should be cause for concern. (more...)
Russian Federation says Iran nuclear deal can not be saved without US Russian Federation says Iran nuclear deal can not be saved without US
- January 21, 2018

The Korean War marked the very first major armed conflict after the end of the Second World War and in the nuclear age. Despite the appearance of thawing tensions with North Korea , both Washington and Pyongyang have made several steps that suggest things could escalate soon. (more...)
Freeway to Reopen Monday as Montecito Makes Recovery After Mudslides Freeway to Reopen Monday as Montecito Makes Recovery After Mudslides
- January 21, 2018

Her 10-year-old son, Jonathan Benitez was previously identified as a victim of the January 9 mudslides. The Sheriff's Coroner's Office identified the body and her family has been notified, the release said. A team of five firefighters and two search dogs from San Diego were among the hundreds of first responders called to the small town west of Santa Barbara. (more...)
House Republicans are unusually united that the shutdown is Democrats' fault House Republicans are unusually united that the shutdown is Democrats' fault
- January 21, 2018

Disagreement over a cluster of intractable policy fights - headlined by the dispute over an expired program known as DACA that shielded almost 800,000 young illegal immigrants in the country from deportation - left Congress without a deal to keep funding the government as midnight struck on Friday. (more...)
Here's the cognitive test President Trump passed Here's the cognitive test President Trump passed
- January 21, 2018

Jackson performed the yearly physical Friday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. President Donald Trump's doctor says he's confident that Trump has a "very strong and a very probable possibility" of completing his presidency "with no medical issues". (more...)
Probe body finds Naqeebullah innocent, seeks SSP Rao Anwar's arrest Probe body finds Naqeebullah innocent, seeks SSP Rao Anwar's arrest
- January 21, 2018

In a brief media talk, Anwar said that Naqeebullah Mehsuad, whose name is Naseemullah on his national identity card, was 100 percent terrorist and wanted to police in a 2014 kidnapping case. During the telephonic conversation on Sunday, DIG Abbasi told Naqeeb's cousin that Inspector General Police (IGP) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has been requested to send the family in police's blanket security to Karachi . (more...)
Prototypes for Trump's US-Mexico border wall
- January 21, 2018

But speaking to Fox News later the retired general insisted the president was committed to building 700 miles (1,100km) of additional wall along the almost 2,000-mile border. CEO and longtime Trump ally Christopher Ruddy told the Post that Trump's rage toward Kelly was because he felt the retired general was speaking out of turn on an issue very dear to the president's base, immigration. (more...)
Trump tells March for Life: 'We are with you all the way' Trump tells March for Life: 'We are with you all the way'
- January 21, 2018

A White House physician on Tuesday revealed President Donald Trump should shoot for losing 10 to 15 pounds, and presented a two-pronged plan for the president over the next year. Trump's weight of 239lbs and height of 6ft 3in puts him at borderline obese on the BMI or body mass index. Sure, the guy could exercise and lose a few pounds. (more...)
Trump fit for duty, should hit the gym: White House doctor Trump fit for duty, should hit the gym: White House doctor
- January 21, 2018

Presidents don't typically sit for cognitive assessments during their periodic physical exams. "I think he saw the physical as an opportunity to put some of that to rest", Jackson said. Well, Dr. Ronny has an answer for you: it's good genes. Mr Trump's blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which is higher than recommended. (more...)
Durbin: Trump admin 'sandbagged' him on immigration deal Durbin: Trump admin 'sandbagged' him on immigration deal
- January 21, 2018

Trump wrote, "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians". Mr Trump denied making the statements attributed to him, but did not get into specifics about what he did or did not say. John Lewis (D-Georgia) noted that being a racist "must be in his DNA, in his makeup". Concern about the Trump administration was growing across Africa, the world's second most populous continent, even before the president's comment, over proposed deep cuts to USA foreign aid and a shift in focus in ... (more...)
Thousands of Anti-Abortion Activists 'March for Life' in Washington, DC Thousands of Anti-Abortion Activists 'March for Life' in Washington, DC
- January 21, 2018

A year later, only the first of those four goals has been accomplished. And this month, the Trump administration created a new office in the Department of Health and Human Services devoted to protecting health-care workers who object to participating in abortion procedures, among others. (more...)
MEA Calls Pakistan Over Frequent Ceasefire Violations MEA Calls Pakistan Over Frequent Ceasefire Violations
- January 21, 2018

There are indications that India will go in for massive retaliatory firing on the border against Pakistani military positions. Meanwhile, Press Trust of India reports from Islamabad that Pakistan also summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh on Friday for the second time in two days over the alleged "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian forces that killed Pakistani citizens. (more...)
Lawmakers Are Playing The Blame Game During The Government Shutdown Lawmakers Are Playing The Blame Game During The Government Shutdown
- January 21, 2018

Party leaders on both sides were working Saturday to try to avert a lengthy shutdown . Chuck Schumer of NY. "Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country's ability to serve all Americans", the White House said in a statement. (more...)
Man Dies in Boulder Climbing Accident in SC Park Man Dies in Boulder Climbing Accident in SC Park
- January 21, 2018

While attempting to climb beside the falls, a large boulder shifted and started to roll down the hill, the coroner's office said. The coroner's office was notified of the death just before 1 p.m., Ellis told media outlets. Acker was the sixth or seventh person to have died at the falls, WYFF quoted the chief of the Slater Marietta Fire Department as saying. The Greenville County Coroner says a man has died 10 days after the auto he was driving crashed into a tree. (more...)

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