Jared Kushner Cautions Trump Against Declaring National Emergency

Jared Kushner was awarded top security clearance giving him access to highly sensitive national security intelligence last May after a prolonged delay in his Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). Kushner had... More..

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John McCallum out as ambassador to China following controversial comments
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

John McCallum out as ambassador to China following controversial comments

Trudeau's statement also did not indicate why McCallum was asked to step aside. After the briefing, he told Chinese-language media in Markham, Ontario that he believed the USA extradition request is serious...More..

Shooting in Louisiana leaves 5 dead; gunman still at large
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Shooting in Louisiana leaves 5 dead; gunman still at large

WAFB reports that the Ascension Parish shooting was the one in which the suspect allegedly killed his own parents. A suspect was at large and was being sought. At around 9 a.m., deputies with the Livingston Par...More..

Winter Weather Advisory for Thursday - blowing snow
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Winter Weather Advisory for Thursday - blowing snow

Wind chills from Tuesday night through at least Thursday will drop to as low as 35 degrees below zero. The extreme cold will hang around Thursday with highs only near five above. Exact snowfall totals are...More..

by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Venezuelan military official breaks with Nicolas Maduro, backs opposition

The diplomatic friction was triggered by USA recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president . "The government of Spain gives [President] Nicolas Maduro eight days to call fre...More..

Xi is danger to freedom: Billionaire Soros | newkerala.com #93485
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Xi is danger to freedom: Billionaire Soros | newkerala.com #93485

The committed defenders of open society in China, who are around my age, have mostly retired and their places have been taken by younger people who are dependent on Xi Jinping for promotion. Speaking of USA p...More..

White House Drafting $7 Billion National Emergency Draft Wall Plan
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

White House Drafting $7 Billion National Emergency Draft Wall Plan

He previously has indicated he was considering an emergency declaration to dodge congressional funding powers if lawmakers do not fund his wall. The federal special counsel's indictment of Roger Stone , a lo...More..

Police officer charged with killing fellow cop in Russian roulette-style shooting
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Police officer charged with killing fellow cop in Russian roulette-style shooting

Louis Police Department. A probable cause warrant for Hendren's arrest says the two were off-duty and at Hendren's apartment, along with a third off-duty officer, when it happened January 24. She said the Mis...More..

US President Donald Trump delays State of the Union address
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

US President Donald Trump delays State of the Union address

Trump said in his letter Wednesday. Earlier today, Ms Pelosi barred the President from delivering his speech to Congress until after the partial government shutdown was over, after last week express...More..

MPs appeal to Corbyn to back second Brexit vote
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

MPs appeal to Corbyn to back second Brexit vote

Backbench leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said that "things were going our way" and there had been "outbreaks of realism" on voting with May. I understand what she is saying, there is a lot of merit in it. Speaking to ...More..

Former Trump fixer Cohen to comply with Senate subpeona
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Former Trump fixer Cohen to comply with Senate subpeona

Davis did not answer a call or text from Rolling Stone requesting comment regarding the Senate Intelligence Committee's subpoena on Thursday. "We certainly understand the completely legitimate concerns ...More..

Spanish boy found dead in borehole after 13-day search
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Spanish boy found dead in borehole after 13-day search

The entire operation was beset with difficulties, including this last phase, which required the use of explosives to clear the hard rock that was in the path of the miners. A series of small explosions set off ...More..

People react as Trump announces deal to temporarily end government shutdown
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

People react as Trump announces deal to temporarily end government shutdown

While the Trump administration is promising to pay federal workers as soon as possible, a senior official said agencies are in charge of their own payroll issues and workers should check with their departments ...More..

'Dictatorship' row in Nigeria after top judge suspended
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

'Dictatorship' row in Nigeria after top judge suspended

The swearing in ceremony which took place inside the Chambers of the Supreme Court Headquarters in Abuja, had one justice of the Supreme Court, Sidi Bage in attendance. "Buhari has finally overthrown constituti...More..

Pelosi Says No
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Pelosi Says No "Border Wall" Counteroffer, As Trump Fights For Shutdown Resolution

He then addressed suggestions he might have given the speech in an alternative location, adding: "I am not looking for an alternative venue for the SOTU Address because there is no venue that can compete with t...More..

Asylum seekers to wait in Mexico starting Friday
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Asylum seekers to wait in Mexico starting Friday

USA government officials have told Mexican officials that they would be processing and transferring back 20 immigrants per day beginning January 25 at the San Ysidro port of entry, a spokesperson for the Mexi...More..

Greek parliament approves Macedonia name change deal
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Greek parliament approves Macedonia name change deal

The parliament in Skopje reformed its constitution on January 10 to change its name to Republic of North Macedonia, as agreed with Greece . Greek lawmakers are debating a historic agreement aimed at normalisin...More..

Taliban Appoints Negotiator to 'Properly Handle' U.S. Talks
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Taliban Appoints Negotiator to 'Properly Handle' U.S. Talks

However, according to the sources, Taliban has not responded to this call by Khalilzad. Last week, Pakistan and the United States agreed to push for the "intra-Afghan dialogue" to seek a political solution ...More..

Europe court orders Italy to pay damages to Amanda Knox
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Europe court orders Italy to pay damages to Amanda Knox

However, it found there was not enough evidence to conclude the American citizen had "sustained the inhuman or degrading treatment" she claimed. Knox posted on her blog Thursday: "I remain forever grateful ...More..

Doomsday Clock Remains At Two Minutes To Midnight For Second Year Running
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Doomsday Clock Remains At Two Minutes To Midnight For Second Year Running

Secretary of Defense, wrote in an op-ed published on CNN . This new abnormal is a pernicious and unsafe departure from the time when the United States sought a leadership role in designing and supporting gl...More..

Florida elections chief resigns when blackface photos emerge
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Florida elections chief resigns when blackface photos emerge

Secretary of State Mike Ertel abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained photos of him dressed as a Hurricane Katrina victim at a 2005 party. The letter was provided to Reuters by Sarah Revell,...More..

by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Rescuers find body of Spanish toddler trapped in well

Miners had been drilling day and night nearly two weeks to reach the boy, identified as Julen. Julen Rosello fell down the narrow 360-foot -deep borehole on January 13 while his family was preparing a count...More..

Carpet Python lurked in toilet and bit Brisbane woman on the bum
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Carpet Python lurked in toilet and bit Brisbane woman on the bum

She subsequently called out snake catchers to retrieve the snake from her toilet. "Unfortunately, the snake's preferred exit point was blocked after being spooked by Helen sitting down, and it lashed out in...More..

NWS Issues 'Special Weather Statement' As Rain Turns To Snow
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

NWS Issues 'Special Weather Statement' As Rain Turns To Snow

Highs will not get out of the 20s Tuesday through Thursday with lows as cold as the single digits at mid-week. No significant snow accumulation is expected from these systems. The weather is bitterly cold acros...More..

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen postponing testimony to Congress - adviser
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen postponing testimony to Congress - adviser

Cohen, who has pleaded guilty to crimes including campaign finance violations during Trump's 2016 election campaign and is cooperating with investigators, had received "ongoing threats against his family from T...More..

ISRO launches military satellite Microsat-R, student-built Kalamsat
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

ISRO launches military satellite Microsat-R, student-built Kalamsat

The Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch a satellite - Kalamsat, which has been prepared by Indian students and a private organisation, Space Kidz India. The GSAT-7 and GSAT-7A are the...More..

Trump announces deal with lawmakers to end government shutdown
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Trump announces deal with lawmakers to end government shutdown

Overnight and into Friday, at least five Republican senators had been calling Trump , urging him to reopen the government and have the Senate consider his request for border wall money through regular legisl...More..

United States welcomes court certification of Congo's new president after disputed election
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

United States welcomes court certification of Congo's new president after disputed election

The National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), which represents the country's Catholic bishops, has said it could be absent from Tshisekedi's inauguration. He also thanked third-placed candidate Emmanuel R...More..

Presidential Election: INEC Rejects Ezekwesili's Withdrawal
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Presidential Election: INEC Rejects Ezekwesili's Withdrawal

Oby Ezekwesili , is the only presidential candidate who was so militant in her campaign without any tangible thing on the ground to indicate any seriousness in the prosecution of her campaign". "No campaign sec...More..

Turkey, Russia have 'no problems' with northern Syria safe zone: Erdogan
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Turkey, Russia have 'no problems' with northern Syria safe zone: Erdogan

Turkey considers the Kurdish forces, the People's Protection Units (YPG), a branch of the PKK. In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, ...More..

Man in deadly Florida bank shooting from Indiana
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Man in deadly Florida bank shooting from Indiana

The Sebring Police Department and the Highlands County Sheriff's Office quickly responded to a SunTrust Bank branch on U.S. Route 27, where the shooter had barricaded himself inside. "He's always been a good ki...More..

Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang injured at Waiouru now in critical condition
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang injured at Waiouru now in critical condition

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. "We all broke down when the medical team spoke to us th...More..

Abducted teen receives own reward money
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Abducted teen receives own reward money

He said, "Jayme was the hero in the case". Jennie-O's staff agree, saying that her inspirational "bravery and strength" are what allowed her to free herself from her 88 day ordeal. Police have credited Closs ...More..

Trump Postponement Is Latest Twist in Changeable State of the Union
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Trump Postponement Is Latest Twist in Changeable State of the Union

The sparring over the president's annual address to Congress - a typically mundane event - comes as the partial federal government is in the midst of the longest shutdown in USA history, with 800,000 fede...More..

Canada's ambassador says he 'misspoke' about Meng's 'strong case'
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Canada's ambassador says he 'misspoke' about Meng's 'strong case'

This nation's officials had done so in response to a request from the United States (US) to do the same. It's that second option that the Canadian official confirmed to the Star was actively pursued by the ...More..