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The Pope commented on the coup in Venezuela The Pope commented on the coup in Venezuela
- January 31, 2019

Paul VI's comment: "I prefer to give my life before changing the law of celibacy". Pope Francis addresses journalists aboard the plane for his trip to Chile and Peru, on 15 January 2018. At the same time, he emphasized that his personal opinion was against making celibacy a choice candidates made as they prepared for ordination: "Optional celibacy before the diaconate, no ..." But Francis showed some openness to allowing married men to serve as priests in remote areas, like the islands ... (more...)
USA starts returning asylum seekers to Mexico to await court dates USA starts returning asylum seekers to Mexico to await court dates
- January 31, 2019

The AP called the shift "one of the most dramatic changes to the US immigration system of Donald Trump's presidency". Administration officials initially called it a "Remain in Mexico" policy to deter the waves of asylum-seeking families. (more...)
Russian Federation probe docs were leaked, altered to discredit investigation Russian Federation probe docs were leaked, altered to discredit investigation
- January 31, 2019

The company is one of three entities and 13 individuals charged in a conspiracy to spread disinformation on social media during Donald Trump's successful presidential bid. Concord's lawyers argued that sharing those materials with Prigozhin - known in Russian Federation as "Putin's Chief" for the facilities services he provides to the Kremlin - and others outside the legal team is necessary for their defense in the case. (more...)
Deadly tornado tears through Cuba Deadly tornado tears through Cuba
- January 31, 2019

Approximately 90 homes collapsed, while 30 others suffered partial damage. Some 100 underground cisterns close to the coastal section of Havana were contaminated by seawater. Julio Menendez, a 33-year-old restaurant worker, said his neighborhood in Havana's 10 de Octubre municipality looked "like a horror movie". Then the tornado passed. (more...)
Facebook unveils plans to fight 'fake news' ahead of EU elections Facebook unveils plans to fight 'fake news' ahead of EU elections
- January 31, 2019

Each ad will also be entered into a publicly searchable archive with detailed information on who paid for it and the people it has reached. "Our work around elections is never finished", said Katie Harbath, director of Global Politics and Government Outreach. (more...)
Chris Christie blames Donald Trump Chris Christie blames Donald Trump
- January 31, 2019

After dropping out of the Republican presidential primary, Christie was the first major figure to endorse Trump's candidacy - but asked by Colbert if he'd have made a better president, the former governor replied simply: 'Yes'. In the interview , Christie also blasted Trump over the 35-day government shutdown. "There's no way you can make this investigation shorter, but there are lots of ways you can make it longer", Christie told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he's told Trump. (more...)
Roger Stone set to appear in federal court in Washington DC Roger Stone set to appear in federal court in Washington DC
- January 31, 2019

Mueller is investigating the alleged Russian interference in the United States presidential election in 2016, and possible collusion between Trumps campaign team and Moscow. The Republican party strategist, made for Ex-President Richard Nixon election campaign, friends for many years with Trump. He has a tattoo of the face of the disgraced Republican former president on his back. (more...)
Centrist Democrats Consider 'Primary Challenge' Against Ocasio-Cortez Centrist Democrats Consider 'Primary Challenge' Against Ocasio-Cortez
- January 30, 2019

Both Ocasio-Cortez and Justice Democrats have denied the report , but the group of insurgent progressives has vowed to target centrist Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and is eyeing other potential 2020 targets. "I hate to admit but (Ocasio-Cortez) has a very good point", Fox News' host and The Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson said at the time. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. (more...)
United States intensifies anti-Maduro push as Russian Federation backs Venezuelan ally United States intensifies anti-Maduro push as Russian Federation backs Venezuelan ally
- January 30, 2019

Their departure came after Maduro broke off relations with Washington and ordered the USA personnel out. The United States is pushing for a United Nations Security Council statement expressing full support for Venezuela's National Assembly as the country's "only democratically elected institution", but Russian Federation is expected to block the move, diplomats said on Friday. (more...)
Brexit vote: May and Varadkar to hold talks Brexit vote: May and Varadkar to hold talks
- January 30, 2019

It was signed in 1998, ending decades of violence in Northern Ireland, and allowed the removal of security checks along the Irish border. Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Ms Bradley added: "This government is committed to ensuring that we meet all our commitments under the Belfast Good Friday Agreement and we deliver also on the vote of the British people to leave the European Union, that is what we are working to achieve". (more...)
Labour tables new Brexit amendment Labour tables new Brexit amendment
- January 30, 2019

May had invited opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to cross-party talks on Brexit after she survived the no-trust vote last week. Until then, EU27 leaders insisted that the backstop must apply indefinitely as part of Britain's divorce from the bloc if no other arrangement is worked out to prevent a "hard border" between Ireland and Northern Ireland. (more...)
Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4 1/2 years Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4 1/2 years
- January 30, 2019

The court announced the verdict in an online statement in Chinese, which said that Wang was "found guilty of subverting state power, sentenced to four years and six months in prison, and deprived of political rights for five years". He then spent almost three years in detention without access to his family or lawyers of his choosing before his trial got underway in late 2018 . He was denied family visits and denied the right to appoint his own lawyer. (more...)
Church bombs in Philippines kill at least 17, wound 42 Church bombs in Philippines kill at least 17, wound 42
- January 30, 2019

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the twin blasts at the cathedral, located in the southern island of Jolo. Sunday morning explosions seem to resemble the tactics previously used by the Islamic State-linked militant group to inflict mass casualties. (more...)
Hertfordshire weather: snow is on the way | Weather Hertfordshire weather: snow is on the way | Weather
- January 30, 2019

The current warning in Scotland, Northern Ireland and most of the United Kingdom runs until 11am on Wednesday, while the South East, London and East Anglia are covered until 12pm. 'It does have the potential to bring some very significant snow. The yellow warning for snow and ice , valid until 11am, covers the whole region. (more...)
Dixon Public Schools close from Tuesday to Thursday due to weather Dixon Public Schools close from Tuesday to Thursday due to weather
- January 30, 2019

Dixon Public Schools announced it would cancel school from Tuesday, Jan. 29- Thursday, Jan. 31. "We're a tight network, we like to be in solidarity as much as possible", says Dr. "We want to make sure when we get these kiddos that they're not waiting on the bus stop for up". In more rural areas, school districts have to consider where students live and the types of conditions they might be seeing that are different than many urban areas. (more...)
US Intel: 'Iran Not Violating Nuclear Deal' US Intel: 'Iran Not Violating Nuclear Deal'
- January 30, 2019

The two USA adversaries "are more aligned than at any point since the mid-1950s", Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats said in his prepared remarks before the Senate Intelligence Committee, seemingly invoking the Cold War of the 20th century to warn lawmakers about the strategic risk posed by China and Russian Federation. (more...)
911 dispatcher helps boy with his fractions homework 911 dispatcher helps boy with his fractions homework
- January 30, 2019

Dispatchers receive hundreds of calls a day, Gard said, adding that the January 14 call happened to come at a time of day when the department's dispatch center was not very busy. Lafayette Police Sargeant Matt Gard told NBC News that Bundy is 'a very hard worker'. Antonia Bundy calmly walked the young caller through a math problem that had him stumped. (more...)
Woman Carrying Baby Dies After Falling Down Stairs In New York Subway Woman Carrying Baby Dies After Falling Down Stairs In New York Subway
- January 30, 2019

Dieshe Goodson, the brother of the victim tells News 12 his sister was shopping in the city Sunday with their cousin when it appears she fell down the stairs inside the subway station. In 2017, Disability Rights Advocates filed a series of lawsuits against the MTA, calling its lack of resources for disabled people discriminatory. (more...)
Howard Schultz Takes Jab At Top Liberal Democrats Over Proposed Tax Increases Howard Schultz Takes Jab At Top Liberal Democrats Over Proposed Tax Increases
- January 30, 2019

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg - also rumored to be considering a 2020 run as a Democrat - jabbed at Schultz, saying an independent challenger would "just split the anti-Trump vote and end up re-electing the president". Schultz said in a video addressing voters. In early national polls, Schultz's team, led by Republican pollster Greg Strimple, tested a three-way race between Trump, a generic " centrist independent " and named Democratic candidates. (more...)
Stacey Abrams: Georgia Democrat to respond to Trump State of the Union Stacey Abrams: Georgia Democrat to respond to Trump State of the Union
- January 30, 2019

She initially did not concede the race to Kemp, due to concerns over voting irregularities, but acknowledged that Kemp had won later in the month. 'At a moment when our nation needs to hear from leaders who can unite for a common goal, I am honored to be delivering the Democratic State of the Union response, ' she wrote. (more...)

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