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Russia Blames Turkey that Al-Qaeda Controls Most of Syria's Idlib Russia Blames Turkey that Al-Qaeda Controls Most of Syria's Idlib
- January 26, 2019

Ankara strongly supports the creation of a 32-kilometer (20-mile) "safe zone" in northeastern Syria to ensure that Syrian Kurdish militia - The People's Protection Units, or YPG, which Turkey considers to be a "terrorist group" for its ties to outlawed Kurdish rebels inside Turkey - is kept away from the Turkish border. (more...)
Asylum Seekers to 'Wait in Mexico' as US Processes Immigration Claims Asylum Seekers to 'Wait in Mexico' as US Processes Immigration Claims
- January 26, 2019

DHS said late Thursday that the United States had notified Mexico "that it is implementing these procedures under US law", and an official said they intend to start gradually. The practice could be one of the more significant changes to the immigration system in years. Due largely to a court-imposed 20-day limit on detaining children, families are typically released with a notice to appear in immigration court. (more...)
Michael Cohen’s House testimony postponed, citing threats from President Trump Michael Cohen’s House testimony postponed, citing threats from President Trump
- January 26, 2019

Giuliani, as recently as this weekend, as well as Mr. Cohen's continued cooperation with ongoing investigations, by advice of counsel, Mr. Cohen's appearance will be postponed to a later date", Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis said in a statement. (more...)
Singapore actor Aloysius Pang dies from SAF training injuries Singapore actor Aloysius Pang dies from SAF training injuries
- January 26, 2019

The live-firing training exercise took place at the Waiouru training area on New Zealand's North Island and is hosted by New Zealand's military each year. Dead Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang and his girlfriend Jayley Woo. "I don't have the fortune of being your wife in this lifetime". Shane Pow Xunping wrote on Instagram: "It is not enough for you to be a brother in this life". (more...)
Douglas County: No additional charges for Closs suspect, Jake Patterson Douglas County: No additional charges for Closs suspect, Jake Patterson
- January 26, 2019

The 12-page complaint focused nearly entirely on Jayme's abduction and her escape, without lingering on her time in captivity. That event, which was held just weeks before her escape, was intended as a forum for employees and community members to send a unified message that no one would give up hope until Jayme was safely back home. (more...)
Loved ones remember victims of Florida bank shooting Loved ones remember victims of Florida bank shooting
- January 26, 2019

Xaver was being held without bail, according to booking records on the Highlands County sheriff's website. SunTrust CEO Bill Rogers said in a statement the company was "deeply saddened by the tragic shooting". There's also no evidence Xaver attempted to rob the bank, he said. Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund wipes his head as he listens to Florida Gov. (more...)
Ducey wants Hacienda leaders to step down amid sex assault, harassment Ducey wants Hacienda leaders to step down amid sex assault, harassment
- January 26, 2019

Joined by other police officials and city leaders, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams announces the arrest of Nathan Sutherland , a licensed practical nurse, on one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse on an incapacitated woman who gave birth last month at a long-term health care facility on January 23, 2019. (more...)
Pelosi Says No Pelosi Says No "Border Wall" Counteroffer, As Trump Fights For Shutdown Resolution
- January 26, 2019

The presidential address is an annual rite in USA politics that often changes and has been delayed before, although the Trump-Pelosi spat may have led to the first postponement initiated by someone other than the president. "It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!" The president- overnight-agreeing with the speaker of the house, not on reopening the government but about his state of the ... (more...)
World Trade Center Lit Up In Pink To Celebrate Abortion Bill World Trade Center Lit Up In Pink To Celebrate Abortion Bill
- January 26, 2019

Both Columbia and Barnard health insurance cover contraceptive devices and products for students, and both schools also recently installed emergency contraception vending machines at various location around campus. "My belief is that it takes a heart change in order to change this issue on the larger scale", Speed said. "New York once led the way on choice and women's rights", Stewart-Cousins said. (more...)
Donald Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen subpoenaed by Senate Intelligence Committee Donald Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen subpoenaed by Senate Intelligence Committee
- January 25, 2019

And the House of Representatives and the Senate need to move to protect Mr. Cohen by voting a resolution of censure that you can criticize Mr. Cohen but don't attack a man's family and intimidate a witness before Congress. Cohen previously testified in private before the same committee in August 2017. There is no evidence of this, but Shusterman was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty in 1993 to cashing $5.5 million in checks to evade federal reporting requirements. (more...)
Missing boy, 3, found alive in North Carolina Missing boy, 3, found alive in North Carolina
- January 25, 2019

He was located by professional search and rescue crews off Toler and Aurora Roads. "When he saw his little sister, had a big smile on his face, and I can tell you it's just very very touching", Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes said. The FBI, NCIS, dozens of volunteers and the US Marine Corps also joined the effort to find the boy, Hughes said. "He's already asked to watch Netflix, so he's good". (more...)
Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe Hold Summit Seeking to Finally End WWII Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe Hold Summit Seeking to Finally End WWII
- January 25, 2019

But recent rhetoric has dampened hopes of a breakthrough. Reflecting Moscow's concern, diplomatic sources said the two countries are considering including in an envisioned peace treaty a clause ensuring that the countries will not adopt hostile military policies against each other. (more...)
UK Brexit minister Barclay says takes Airbus 'no deal' warning seriously UK Brexit minister Barclay says takes Airbus 'no deal' warning seriously
- January 25, 2019

Airbus has approximately 1,200 employees at its Defence and Space site in Stevenage's Gunnels Wood Road, with more than 14,000 employees across the United Kingdom, and 110,000 more jobs in supply chains. Time for reaching a decision on Brexit is running out. Britons voted in a 2016 referendum by 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the EU. "To make sure we respect the decision of the referendum but do it in a way that gives them the future prosperity they were promised". (more...)
White House confirms President Trump sent letter to Kim Jong Un White House confirms President Trump sent letter to Kim Jong Un
- January 25, 2019

These letters have built a strong rapport between the two men, with Trump at one point saying they led to them falling "in love". Nuclear negotiations have been stuck since Kim and Trump met in Singapore last June for their first summit , which ended with Kim's vague denuclearization pledge that his government had previously used when it called for the withdrawal of the 28,500 us troops in South Korea. (more...)
Australia 'expects' access to Australian-Chinese writer detained in China: Payne Australia 'expects' access to Australian-Chinese writer detained in China: Payne
- January 25, 2019

Neither the Chinese nor Australian government has yet provided official confirmation of the detention, although Australian officials have been seeking information about Yang since he was reported missing. Friend Feng Chongyi was himself taken prisoner when in China, and said the government will use brutal tactics to extract a confession. Canada's arrest on December 1 of a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei at Vancouver airport was followed days later by the high profile ... (more...)
Mexico sets record with more than 33000 homicides in 2018 Mexico sets record with more than 33000 homicides in 2018
- January 25, 2019

The previous record was 28,866 homicides in 2017 . Mexico recorded more than 33,000 murders in 2018, the highest number since the government began keeping records more than 20 years ago. "We will address the root causes of crime and violence". The homicide rate in Mexico increased by a stunning 33% in 2018; hitting an all-time high record as drug violence and gang war continues to plague the region. (more...)
Los Angeles teachers reach agreement with district leaders to end strike Los Angeles teachers reach agreement with district leaders to end strike
- January 25, 2019

UTLA teachers went on strike January 14, calling for smaller class sizes and the hiring of more support staff, such as nurses, counselors and librarians, and a pay raise. It'll be on the 2020 ballot and it will restore $11 billion to education by ending Prop 13's commercial property tax loophole. "We have seen over the last few weeks the way that the city has rallied around public education, and quite frankly it's been breathtaking; it's been inspiring to see", Garcetti said. (more...)
Trump makes rare cave on State of the Union speech Trump makes rare cave on State of the Union speech
- January 25, 2019

She shot back in a second letter that the lower chamber would not authorise the address before the shutdown ends. Instead of arguing over the specifics of border security , which some Democrats disagree on - including freshmen who delivered the party a majority by flipping swing districts in 2018 - Pelosi has held her caucus together by focusing on the president's tactics, which they all can oppose. (more...)
State of the Union speech after govt shutdown ends, says Trump State of the Union speech after govt shutdown ends, says Trump
- January 25, 2019

But he said anyone who wanted to come to the USA had to do so legally. Senate Democrats have blocked President Donald Trump's request for $5.7 billion to construct his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border, as a partial government shutdown continues for a 34th day. (more...)
Doomsday Clock frozen at two minutes to apocalypse Doomsday Clock frozen at two minutes to apocalypse
- January 25, 2019

It's a state as worrisome as the most risky times of the Cold War, a state that features a constantly shifting landscape of simmering disputes that keep the world unsettled and multiply the chances that major military conflict will erupt. (more...)

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