Saturday February 16-th, 2019

Shutdown Will Be Worse For Economy Than First Thought, White House Says Shutdown Will Be Worse For Economy Than First Thought, White House Says

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Twitter her department and the Secret Service were prepared to handle a presidential speech at the Capitol. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., requires that all government employees be compensated for "wa...

United Kingdom temperatures plunge as Met Office predicts cold weather continuing into February United Kingdom temperatures plunge as Met Office predicts cold weather continuing into February

It said some roads and railways are likely to be affected as a band of rain, sleet and snow moves slowly east across England and southern Scotland. She said: "It's expected 2cm to 4cm could accumulate over higher ground which could affect driving c...

Heatwave conditions continue in Australia Heatwave conditions continue in Australia

In the north, Yarrawonga reached 45.7C and Mangalore reached 44.8C. "Certainly the duration of this event and the spatial extent of the heatwave across the southern half of Australia seems to be quite significant", he said. Allan said she had tre...

Trump Meets With North Korean Envoy To Resume Stalled Denuclearization Talks Trump Meets With North Korean Envoy To Resume Stalled Denuclearization Talks

Bill Richardson, the former USA ambassador to the United Nations and North Korea emissary, told Sky News he was "sceptical" about the second summit. Kim Jong Un expressed frustration in an annual New Year's address over the lack of progress in neg...

Jeremy Corbyn sets out conditions for second European Union referendum support Jeremy Corbyn sets out conditions for second European Union referendum support

Mrs May has already met party leaders who openly want to stop Brexit - Sir Vince Cable and Ian Blackford - so any meeting of minds with them is unlikely. 'It is quite hard to read the runes sometimes in Labour policy right now, but, as I understand, ...

'The View' Agrees: Rudy Giuliani Has Lost Credibility 'The View' Agrees: Rudy Giuliani Has Lost Credibility

The lawyer and former NY mayor's latest attempt to recast the narrative on the Trump-Russia affair sounded to legal scholars like a bid to get ahead of a possible Trump impeachment in the House and imminent developments in Mueller's investigation.

Phoenix police: Dead newborn found in Amazon site's restroom Phoenix police: Dead newborn found in Amazon site's restroom

She is cooperating with investigators. An investigation is under way, Lewis said. Phoenix police said they responded to a call around 8:30 p.m. local time about a dead baby in the women's restroom. The massive distribution centre on the city's ...

Trump claims Cohen 'lying to reduce' jail time Trump claims Cohen 'lying to reduce' jail time

The BuzzFeed report takes the narrative a significant step further, by implicating Trump in Cohen's perjury. At a hearing in a federal court in NY in August, Cohen testified that Mr Trump had directed him to commit a crime by arranging payments...

African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results

But hope for a new era after 18 years of rule by President Joseph Kabila has faded amid a bitter dispute over the outcome that some fear could fan unrest. "This highlights the need for a full, scrupulous audit of the election tallies". That alone u...

Colombia explosion: vehicle bomb explodes at police academy - at least eight dead Colombia explosion: vehicle bomb explodes at police academy - at least eight dead

Social media sites runs by the National Liberation Army (ELN), which has been stepping up attacks and criminal activities in recent months, did not immediately address the presumed auto bombing. Initially after the attack, authorities said they ident...

German spy agency to step up scrutiny of far-right party German spy agency to step up scrutiny of far-right party

The BfV, which is responsible for tackling extremism and dealing with threats to the constitution, has given the AfD the status of "test case", the agency's president, Thomas Haldenwang, said at a news conference in Berlin . At that time, the states...

Mazie Hirono Won't Endorse Tulsi Gabbard, Not 'Progressive' Enough in Past Mazie Hirono Won't Endorse Tulsi Gabbard, Not 'Progressive' Enough in Past

But the network was quick to uncover her past conservative positions on gay marriage , leading the congresswoman to issue an apology. He said he switched his party affiliation to better serve his constituents as a member of the party with majority...

Judge denies 'essential' federal workers' request to be paid during the shutdown Judge denies 'essential' federal workers' request to be paid during the shutdown

Judge Richard Leon also denied two requests for temporary restraining orders that would have allowed federal employees deemed essential to decide whether or not to report to work. That's the deadline for the federal government to respond to their cas...

Trump's new missile defense strategy eyes space-based sensors Trump's new missile defense strategy eyes space-based sensors

Industry leaders and non-proliferation groups have been awaiting the report , which could call for more spending on new missile defense technologies and changes in USA missile defense strategies for Russian Federation and China . "The world is chan...

Russian court extends detention of Ukrainian sailors Russian court extends detention of Ukrainian sailors

Western diplomats, Ukraine's top rights official Lyudmila Denisova and the sailors' relatives were present in court. "Russia must release Ukraine's sailors immediately, not use them as political pawns", the embassy wrote on Twitter. The sailors h...

Divers swim with one of biggest great white sharks off Hawaii Divers swim with one of biggest great white sharks off Hawaii

The giant fish, estimated to be six metres long and weighing two and a half tonnes, is thought to be one tagged by researchers about 20 years ago and given the name Deep Blue. "Big pregnant females are actually the safest ones to be with - the bigges...

LA teachers, district resume negotiations amid strike LA teachers, district resume negotiations amid strike

Every year, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) allocates funding based on school enrollment estimates and some schools like Felicitas & Gonzalo Mendez High School, opened in 2009, have been able to meet those projections and secure the...

Facebook removes 512 Russian accounts and pages that were spreading disinformation Facebook removes 512 Russian accounts and pages that were spreading disinformation

However, these operations were not linked. "We're taking down these pages and accounts based on their behaviour, not the content they post", said Nathaniel Gleicher, head of cyber-security policy at Facebook, in the blog. Facebook removed more than...

USA sounds alarm about China’s military and economic inroads in Indo-Pacific USA sounds alarm about China’s military and economic inroads in Indo-Pacific

The People's Liberation Army's efforts to obtain access to commercial ports in Africa, the Middle-East and South Asia would align with its future overseas logistic needs and meet its evolving naval requirements, said the Congressionally-mandated repo...

Israeli student found dead in Melbourne Israeli student found dead in Melbourne

Maasarwe, who was reportedly five months into a year-long exchange at Melbourne's LaTrobe University, was riding a tram home from a comedy club to the suburb of Bundoora before she was met by her attacker around midnight. Police are investigating w...

Scientist Believed To Have Died After Falling Into Crocodile Enclosure Scientist Believed To Have Died After Falling Into Crocodile Enclosure

Rescue workers struggled to recover Tuwo's body from the crocodile , which brutally tossed around every time they tried to fish the remains from the water. The reptile, who is fed fresh chicken meat every day, is known to attack other crocodiles i...

Fake editions of Washington Post falsely claim Trump resigns Fake editions of Washington Post falsely claim Trump resigns

The theme of the hoax publication seems to be imagining a future in which Trump resigns from office. They were filled with anti-Trump stories with headlines such as "Celebrations break out worldwide as Trump era ends" and "Pres. Fake news was being...

Jake Patterson appears in court after kidnapping Jayme Closs Jake Patterson appears in court after kidnapping Jayme Closs

The defence attorneys said they had an extensive conversation with Patterson in jail, but they declined to reveal anything that was said. Pullen says she knew right away who the caller was talking about and her focus quickly turned to getting deput...

Georgia man arrested in plot to attack White House with IED, rocket Georgia man arrested in plot to attack White House with IED, rocket

According to the complaint, Taheb told an Federal Bureau of Investigation confidential source that he had applied for a USA passport and said his previous passport had been misplaced. Earlier this month, he completed and uploaded to Google Docs a ...

Senate Democrats' effort to block Trump move on Russian Federation sanctions fails Senate Democrats' effort to block Trump move on Russian Federation sanctions fails

To keep the administration from lifting the sanctions, the measure must pass both the House and Senate and muster the two-thirds majority needed in both chambers to override an expected Trump veto. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney welcomed the ...

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