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Trump Cancels Delegation to Davos World Economic Forum Trump Cancels Delegation to Davos World Economic Forum
- January 19, 2019

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 . "The objective of the trip was to express appreciation & thanks to our men & women in uniform for their service & dedication, & to obtain critical national security & intelligence briefings from those on the front lines", Hammill tweeted . (more...)
Putin gets puppy and hero's welcome on Serbia trip Putin gets puppy and hero's welcome on Serbia trip
- January 19, 2019

Not surprisingly, Russian President Vladimir Putin used his visit to the Serbian capital to criticize Western policy in the Balkans . It also helps Mr Vucic to argue that policies which bring Serbia closer to European Union membership - such as normalising relations with Kosovo - are not imposed by Brussels, but rational choices to improve the lives of the country's people. (more...)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Finally Bails on the Women's March Debbie Wasserman Schultz Finally Bails on the Women's March
- January 19, 2019

In the wake of Mallory's interview, the New York Times said that the Democratic National Committee appeared to publicly pull out of its partnership with the 2019 march, as did groups including Naral and the Southern Poverty Law Center . (more...)
Chicago Ex-Cop Jason Van Dyke Sentenced In Laquan McDonald Murder Chicago Ex-Cop Jason Van Dyke Sentenced In Laquan McDonald Murder
- January 19, 2019

Gaughan did not sentence him for the aggravated battery conviction, explaining second-degree murder was the more serious crime. This story is part of 16 Shots , a podcast about the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald , the trial of Officer Jason Van Dyke , and the troubled relationship between African-Americans and the Chicago Police Department. (more...)
LA teachers, district resume negotiations amid strike LA teachers, district resume negotiations amid strike
- January 19, 2019

Thirty years later, the Soviet Union is gone, along with Bush Sr. and Pan Am, and a flight to Europe is a steal at anything under $400. The capitalist crusade against public education is a direct attack on the entire working class, and what happens in Los Angeles over the next week will surely set an important precedent - not just for educators, but for all workers. (more...)
Woman previously based in Norfolk one of three killed in Syria explosion Woman previously based in Norfolk one of three killed in Syria explosion
- January 19, 2019

Farmer served on six overseas combat tours and was a decorated soldier awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Farmer is survived by his wife, four children, and his parents. Another video showed a helicopter flying over the area. "We've taken back the land and now it's time for our troops to come back home". Mixed Kurdish-Arab Syrian forces liberated Manbij from ISIS in 2016 with the help from the USA -led coalition. (more...)
Most Americans Still Don't Know Facebook Tracks Them Most Americans Still Don't Know Facebook Tracks Them
- January 19, 2019

The survey found that almost three-quarters of respondents were unaware the social media network harvested a list of their interests and traits for the goal of targeted advertising, according to Tech Crunch . Facebook and Google have banned online ads to curb foreign influence but advocacy groups say that the measures are not effective enough and may influ. (more...)
United Kingdom drivers are being warned about a no-deal Brexit United Kingdom drivers are being warned about a no-deal Brexit
- January 19, 2019

Over 400,000 Green Card forms, along with electronic templates, are expected to be sent to motor insurance companies and brokers by the end of the week. Currently, all motorists travelling with an Irish registration in the European Union are covered, however that could change for those looking to enter the United Kingdom from March, when they are expected to leave the bloc. (more...)
Donald Trump, North Korea's Kim To Hold Second Summit In Late February Donald Trump, North Korea's Kim To Hold Second Summit In Late February
- January 19, 2019

Meanwhile, the White House has rejected accusations that Mr Trump put USA troops and civilians working in Afghanistan in danger by publicising House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned trip to the war-torn country. There has been speculation that a second meeting could be take place in Vietnam. South Korea welcomed the news of a second Trump-Kim summit. But hours before Kim Yong-chol's arrival on Thursday (local time), Mr Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. (more...)
PM’s European Union deal is ‘dead’ PM’s European Union deal is ‘dead’
- January 19, 2019

The PM's motion, and any amendments tabled by MPs, will be the subject of the latest in a series of crunch Brexit votes in the Commons on January 29. "Parliament is gridlocked", she said. Emerging from her meeting, Mrs Foster said the issue of the Irish backstop needed to be dealt with "in a very clear way" if Brexit negotiations were to progress. (more...)
Ankara condemns terrorist attack in Manbij, Syria Ankara condemns terrorist attack in Manbij, Syria
- January 19, 2019

Unnamed U.S. officials had previously said four U.S. soldiers had been killed in the attack, with another three wounded. A bomb attack claimed by Daesh killed two USA troops and two civilians working for the United States military in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group had been defeated there and that he would pull out all American forces. (more...)
Trump signs bill promising back-pay to furloughed federal workers Trump signs bill promising back-pay to furloughed federal workers
- January 19, 2019

Sometimes the return trip gets delayed - and she's needed in Washington to herd the far-left Democrats and the farther-left Democrats to keep up their nonstop attacks on the president. However, it said it would "review its balances and available legal authorities to see if other flexibilities may be available". However, Pelosi's remarks were not unprecedented! The group of Dems that met at the White House on Wednesday, in a statement released before the meeting, reiterated the position of ... (more...)
Mueller team claims Paul Manafort lied to prosecutors despite plea deal Mueller team claims Paul Manafort lied to prosecutors despite plea deal
- January 19, 2019

In a joint-status report filed by Mueller, Andrew Weissmann and Greg Andres, along with Gates' attorney Thomas Green, the parties agreed to provide an update within 60 days - "no later than March, 15, 2019". Mueller's team sought to delay sentencing for former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn four times. The charges were brought by Mueller as part of his investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
Democrats vow to investigate report Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress Democrats vow to investigate report Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress
- January 18, 2019

The paper said Cohen denied paying Gauger in cash, instead telling the Journal that "all monies paid to Mr. Gauger were by check" and declining to comment further. Reuters was not immediately able to confirm the details of the newspaper report . President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer is acknowledging that he paid a technology company to rig Trump's standing in two online polls. (more...)
Trump Attorney No Longer Denying Campaign Colluded with Russian Federation Trump Attorney No Longer Denying Campaign Colluded with Russian Federation
- January 18, 2019

The former mayor of New York City also said that Trump never ruled out that someone in his campaign may have been colluding with Russian Federation. A day before Giuliani's comments on CNN , Trump insisted he "never worked for Russia " following two bombshell reports. It's not clear whether that's true - he's hardly been the most strategic thinker in recent months - but we should know soon enough. (more...)
Newborn Baby Found Dead In Bathroom Of Amazon Warehouse Newborn Baby Found Dead In Bathroom Of Amazon Warehouse
- January 18, 2019

According to local media, the child was discovered in a rubbish bin by a maintenance worker. A medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death. "The safety and wellness of our team is our top priority", said Amazon spokeswoman Lauren Lynch. Warehouse operations continued while police were investigating on scene. (more...)
Facebook removes hundreds of fake pages, accounts tied to Russian Federation Facebook removes hundreds of fake pages, accounts tied to Russian Federation
- January 18, 2019

Facebook didn't go into details, but said that it found "technical overlap" with other fake news and opinion hacking tactics it found during the USA midterms. And just like RT, Sputnik is focused on reaching a non-Russian audience, whether that's people in the United States or citizens of European countries that just so happen to have elections coming up this year. (more...)
1-armed explosives expert suspected in Bogota bombing that killed 21 1-armed explosives expert suspected in Bogota bombing that killed 21
- January 18, 2019

Officials quickly identified the perpetrator as Jose Aldemar Rojas, saying that in the attack, he drove into the academy aboard his 1993 gray Nissan Patrol auto that was loaded with 80 kg of pentolite, a composite high explosive. "All of us Colombians reject terrorism and are united in confronting it", Duque said in a tweet. Colombia grappled for decades with a civil war and residents of Bogota lived in fear of being caught in a bombing by leftist rebels or Pablo Escobar's Medellin ... (more...)
Defying Trump, Senate advances measure critical of easing Russian Federation sanctions Defying Trump, Senate advances measure critical of easing Russian Federation sanctions
- January 18, 2019

In December, the US Treasury said it would end the sanctions that had been imposed on Rusal, the Russian parent company of Aughinish Alumina. House Democratic leaders had summoned Mnuchin to explain the sanctions decision in one of their first actions since taking control of the chamber on Jan 3. (more...)
House votes to maintain Russian sanctions House votes to maintain Russian sanctions
- January 18, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky reiterated that Deripaska's influence over the companies was being limited and called the vote a "Democratic stunt", even as the 11 Republicans joined Democrats in the unsuccessful effort to overturn Treasury's action. (more...)

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