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U.S. House backs sanctions on Russia’s Rusal in symbolic vote

U.S. House backs sanctions on Russia’s Rusal in symbolic vote Eleven Republicans broke ranks with party leadership and the Trump administration by voting with Democrats to advance the measure, but it failed to garner the necessary 60 votes needed to break a filibuster. Plans to remove the sanctions are not politically motivated, but were negotiated with the assistance of longtime civil servants at Treasury, Mnuchin told reporters Tuesday after meeting with... [Full Article...]

University student Aiia Maasarwe ‘ambushed’ by killer

University student Aiia Maasarwe ‘ambushed’ by killer All the time she think positive, she happy. Police said they were confident of finding the perpetrator. "Every woman in Australia - every person in Australia - should be able to travel home in safety". Aiia Maasarwe's father Saeed Maasarwe at the vigil for his daughter on the steps of Parliament House, Melbourne. Maasarwe was studying Chinese and English in Shanghai. [Full Article...]

Russia and Japan 'far from partners': Sergei Lavrov

Russia and Japan 'far from partners': Sergei Lavrov Lavrov said the US ignored Moscow's offer to inspect a Russian missile that Washington claimed violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. He said that Russian Federation made the offer during talks in Geneva, but the USA negotiators stonewalled the proposal, repeating Washington's demand that Russian Federation destroys the 9M729 missile it claimed violated the 1987 Intermediate... [Full Article...]

Saudi teen who fled family hopes her experience inspires others

Saudi teen who fled family hopes her experience inspires others It comes at the end of a high-profile ordeal, which began when she fled her family during a visit to Kuwait earlier this month. They changed their minds after she attracted huge publicity with Twitter posts from the hotel room where she barricaded herself to avoid deportation. [Full Article...]

Irish PM denies having secret no-deal Brexit plan for border checks

Irish PM denies having secret no-deal Brexit plan for border checks Its preparations will be underpinned by one single emergency Brexit bill incorporating 17 new laws that Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney will, if required, begin moving through parliament in the final week of February. Westminster sources last night said that previous clashes between Arlene Foster's party and the Prime Minister over her Brexit deal were "water under the bridge". [Full Article...]

William Barr, Trump's Pick For DOJ, Ran 'HIV Camps' At Guantanamo

William Barr, Trump's Pick For DOJ, Ran 'HIV Camps' At Guantanamo Democrats worry that Trump's administration may try to undercut the investigation, which has been a frequent target of the president and his allies. Trump's own pick for the post of US attorney general and a long-time friend of Mueller's vowed today in a US Senate grilling that he "will not be bullied" by his political masters in the White House. [Full Article...]

Mike Pence declares ISIS 'defeated' after troops killed in Syria

Mike Pence declares ISIS 'defeated' after troops killed in Syria The Pentagon released a statement on Twitter that said: 'U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. "We've taken back the land and now it's time for our troops to come back home". There were unconfirmed initial reports that the coalition troops killed were Americans. [Full Article...]

Mnangagwa flies as Zimbabwe burns, General CHIWENGA takes over

Mnangagwa flies as Zimbabwe burns, General CHIWENGA takes over Police fired teargas to contain unrest in several Harare suburbs and Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo, two days after Mnangagwa announced a massive fuel price hike in an effort to contain a runaway currency crunch. "We want Mnangagwa to know our displeasure in his failure", an angry Mthandazo Moyo in Bulawayo told news agency AFP . "It's going to reduce demand for fuel because it's now a bi... [Full Article...]

USA allies question Trump’s ‘legitimacy’ after new Russian Federation bombshells: former senior diplomat

USA allies question Trump’s ‘legitimacy’ after new Russian Federation bombshells: former senior diplomat We knew, of course, that Trump had gone to some lengths to speak privately with Putin, but the new reporting shows that he's gone to greater lengths than we knew to hide the details, going so far as confiscating the notes from at least one of his interpreters at the 2017 G20 summit and giving instructions not to discuss the meeting with members of his administration. [Full Article...]

VDOT: Urge Drivers to Travel Around Winter Storm, Not During

VDOT: Urge Drivers to Travel Around Winter Storm, Not During Snowfall totals by Saturday evening ranged from one to two inches for most of Chicago, to three to five inches to the south. Cloud cover returns mid week with our next frontal system which appears to be dry, but will be bringing a reinforcing shot of cold air for Thursday . [Full Article...]

United Kingdom risks Brexit paralysis and possibly no Brexit at all: Foreign minister

United Kingdom risks Brexit paralysis and possibly no Brexit at all: Foreign minister The prime minister already postponed a House of Commons vote on her plan in December to avoid defeat - and MPs look set to reject it again on Tuesday. Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, Labour can call a no-confidence motion which would most likely prompt a general election if May lost it. A no-deal Brexit would be "catastrophic" for industry and trade, Corbyn told the BBC . [Full Article...]

America Blames Trump for the Shutdown, New Polls Find

America Blames Trump for the Shutdown, New Polls Find Functions not happening include some routine food inspections, timely release of market-moving agriculture data, and U.S. reviews needed for initial public offerings of stocks. "The Steel Barrier, or Wall, should have been built by previous administrations long ago", he Tweeted . House Democrats as well as a smattering of Republicans voted this week in favor of bills to reopen portions of t... [Full Article...]

While You Were in Shul: Israel Attacked Iranian Warehouse in Damascus

While You Were in Shul: Israel Attacked Iranian Warehouse in Damascus Following the airstrike, Israeli warplanes were seen flying at high speed and low altitude over the southern Lebanese city of Tyre. Only a warehouse in the Damascus International Airport was damaged, according to the statement. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed not to let Tehran - a supporter of President Assad - entrench itself militarily in the war-torn country. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump threatens Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks Syrian Kurds

Donald Trump threatens Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks Syrian Kurds His top diplomat Mike Pompeo is on a whirlwind regional tour aimed at reassuring allies amid rising tensions between the usa and Turkey over the fate of Washington's Syrian Kurdish allies in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group. [Full Article...]

Canada bus crash leaves 3 dead, 23 injured, officials say

Canada bus crash leaves 3 dead, 23 injured, officials say Three people died; two were believed to have been on the bus, and one person was waiting on the platform. The driver of the OC Transpo bus was released unconditionally pending further investigation she was arrested her and brought in for questioning after the crash Friday, Ottawa police said Saturday. [Full Article...]

Two Huawei employees arrested in Poland over spying allegations

Two Huawei employees arrested in Poland over spying allegations Economic factors aside, the arrest of Wang is, in fact, something those who understand the power of 5G have expressed concern about: that the technology will be used as an espionage tool by Beijing . But a US dispute with China over its ban on Huawei is spilling over to Europe, the company's biggest foreign market. The company has attracted even greater scrutiny following the arrest of its... [Full Article...]

U.S. Syria withdrawal officially underway, expected to take 3-4 months

U.S. Syria withdrawal officially underway, expected to take 3-4 months Zakharova also said Russian Federation remains committed to an agreement it had struck with Turkey to stabilize a de-escalation zone in Syria's Idlib province, but Moscow is anxious by an increase in the number of ceasefire violations there. [Full Article...]

Rudy Giuliani: Trump's lawyers should get chance to "correct" Mueller report

Rudy Giuliani: Trump's lawyers should get chance to Horowitz that claimed McCabe lied to investigators and his then-boss Comey at least four times , three of them under oath. In the interview President Trump said he probably would not agree to a sit-down interview with Mr. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president's own actions constituted a possible threat to national security. The investigation was one part ... [Full Article...]

First Hindu in US Congress, Tulsi Gabbard, to run for President

First Hindu in US Congress, Tulsi Gabbard, to run for President Gabbard's declaration follows a December 12 appearance on MSNBC's "Hardball" in which she said she was "seriously considering" a presidential run. Tulsi Gabbard , an Iraq war veteran, told CNN on Friday, "I have made a decision to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week". [Full Article...]

Barron County Sheriff's Department confirms that Jayme Closs has been found alive

Barron County Sheriff's Department confirms that Jayme Closs has been found alive Jayme Closs was abducted from her home in Barron, Wisconsin on October 15, the same day the teenager's parents, James, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, were found shot dead inside. "Praise the Lord", she said. Shortly after this a suspect was taken into custody in regards to this case. "It was like I was seeing a ghost", Peter Kasinskas said. [Full Article...]


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