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Judge in Roger Stone case warns she might impose gag order

Judge in Roger Stone case warns she might impose gag order Jackson said it was her obligation to make sure he gets one and warned that Stone's public statements about the case could be used against him. Stone has missed no opportunity to speak to the press since his arrest last Friday, appearing nearly daily on Alex Jones' Infowars show to discuss his case and booking an appearance on Tucker Carlson Friday night, following a whirlwind schedule of in... [Full Article...]

Budget 2019: 'Interim Budget just trailer for India's development,' says PM Modi

Budget 2019: 'Interim Budget just trailer for India's development,' says PM Modi Finance Minister Piyush Goel has chosen to put extra money in the pockets of the middle class in an election year. He said with this, individuals who are earning gross income of Rs 6.5 lakh per year and have made investments in savings instruments, will be exempt from paying income tax. [Full Article...]

Canada to cut Cuba presence after another diplomat falls ill

Canada to cut Cuba presence after another diplomat falls ill The move follows the downsizing in April that determined that diplomats posted to Cuba would not be accompanied by families and dependents due to the uncertainty. Canadian authorities say they are getting good co-operation from the Cuban government, which is also frustrated by the incidents. Canadian government officials provided a briefing on the latest developments on condition of anonymity. [Full Article...]

European countries set up payment channel with Iran to bypass USA sanctions

European countries set up payment channel with Iran to bypass USA sanctions The U.S. Embassy in Berlin said on January 31 that the United States did not expect the mechanism to affect its effort to apply maximum economic pressure on Tehran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is under pressure from clerical and security hard-liners to exit a deal they opposed from the start. The European trade vehicle was conceived as a way to help match Iranian oil and gas exports against... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation probe docs were leaked, altered to discredit investigation

Russian Federation probe docs were leaked, altered to discredit investigation Prosecutors cite a Twitter account that surfaced a year ago purporting to have a stolen copy of evidence provided to the company. The government made the explosive charge in a filing for the case against Concord Management and Consulting , which prosecutors allege was funding an Internet troll factory behind election hacking. [Full Article...]

Met Office issues ‘DANGER TO LIFE’ warning for heavy snow

Met Office issues ‘DANGER TO LIFE’ warning for heavy snow Further warnings have been issued for most of England and Wales on Thursday and Friday, taking effect from 1pm on Thursday until 9pm on Friday. 'This snow and ice could be disruptive causing delays to travel. Later in the evening the winds are likely to turn to the southwest which will push milder weather across the island turning any falling snow back to rain and leading to a rapid thaw of lyin... [Full Article...]

Trump condemns wall talks in New York Times interview

Trump condemns wall talks in New York Times interview Answering another question on Trump's foreign affairs disagreement with his intelligence chiefs, Pelosi said , "Well, I think what the public saw this week was the fact that the president has not paid attention to the intelligence that has been given to him on many of these subjects". [Full Article...]

Chris Christie criticizes Trump with Stephen Colbert over tequila

Chris Christie criticizes Trump with Stephen Colbert over tequila While Christie maintains that he and Trump have been friends for 17 years, he didn't hold back when it came to criticizing the president. In his memoir, for which Christie is in the mist of a book tour, he recounts how Jared Kushner badmouthed him to Trump in an April 2016 meeting while Christie was in the room. [Full Article...]

Pelosi says Trump not paying heed to intelligence advisers

Pelosi says Trump not paying heed to intelligence advisers Trump cited Iranian rocket launches and said that Tehran was "coming very close to the edge". He added: "Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!" In May 2018, Trump withdrew the us from that accord, which he called a awful deal that would not stop Iran from going nuclear. [Full Article...]

China's Embassy in Canada urges Canada to release Meng Wanzhou immediately

China's Embassy in Canada urges Canada to release Meng Wanzhou immediately In the NY indictment , prosecutors claimed that Huawei used its affiliate, Skycom Tech Co. The Seattle charges allege that beginning in 2012, Huawei plotted to steal information about T-Mobile's robot, known as "Tappy". "The US files a request to the Canadian side for the extradition of Ms. Meng Wanzhou, the Chinese Embassy in Canada firmly opposes and strongly protests over such kind of ... [Full Article...]

Howard Schultz is already starting in with the bad coffee references

Howard Schultz is already starting in with the bad coffee references As The Atlantic noted Sunday in a report titled "Ex-Starbucks CEO Could Get Trump Re-elected", "Already top Democratic operatives working for presidential candidates and beyond say they're anxious that the only thing he'll accomplish is making sure Donald Trump gets reelected". [Full Article...]

John Bolton's 'gold docket' reveals "5,000 troops to Colombia" option

John Bolton's 'gold docket' reveals In response to the note, a spokesperson said: " As the president has said, all options are on the table ". In a recent interview on Fox Business, national security adviser John Bolton openly said US oil companies could benefit from what's happening in Venezuela . [Full Article...]

The return of a Taliban government? Afghanistan talks raise once-unthinkable question

The return of a Taliban government? Afghanistan talks raise once-unthinkable question The source said the Taliban will not agree to a ceasefire without the United States committing to a full troop withdrawal, but the Americans want any withdrawal to be conditional on the ceasefire holding. Ghani's statement came after Taliban and U.S. both touted progress during negotiations in Qatar last week. USA special representative Zalmay Khalilzad reported the progress after holding ... [Full Article...]

British Parliament to Vote on Brexit Amendments

British Parliament to Vote on Brexit Amendments Soon after, MPs also voted in favour of an amendment backed by the government to seek "alternative arrangements" to the controversial Irish backstop, which seeks to avert a hard border between Britain and Ireland after Brexit. Tuesday's votes will not mark the end of Britain's turmoil over Brexit. Various proposals aim to give lawmakers more control, delay taking the United Kingdom out of ... [Full Article...]

Acting AG says Mueller’s probe is ‘close to being completed’

Acting AG says Mueller’s probe is ‘close to being completed’ And Trump's nominee (who previously served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s) responded, "I do not believe that the Special Counsel regulations should be amended during the current special counsel's work and would resign rather than alter the regulations for the objective of firing the special counsel without good cause". [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump advisor Roger Stone open to talking with Mueller

Ex-Trump advisor Roger Stone open to talking with Mueller Special Counsel Robert Mueller has charged longtime Trump adviser Stone with attempting to undermine government investigations by lying about his links between Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks . The indictment brings fresh attention to WikiLeaks, which has been antagonizing the USA government for years. US intelligence agencies have said the emails were stolen as part of Russia's state-ordered ... [Full Article...]

Snow, wind and cold

Snow, wind and cold Total snow accumulations on Monday of 8-12 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible. Temperatures will jump above average this afternoon, with highs well into the 50s. A wind chill of 57 below was reported at the Grand Marais airport. There is also a chance for a bit of freezing precipitation (freezing rain or sleet) in some of our southern counties before changing to snow. [Full Article...]

Arctic blast to bring strong winds to much of the UK

Arctic blast to bring strong winds to much of the UK The Yellow Warning urges more care to be taken on the roads and on paths with an increased threat of accidents and injuries from falls. "There is already a yellow snow warning out for parts of central and southeastern England, with two to three centimetres of snow expected quite widely and possibly five to ten centimetres over some higher ground". [Full Article...]

Trump announces deal to end record-long shutdown

Trump announces deal to end record-long shutdown The president's standoff with Democrats is far from over and the clock is ticking - the spending bill Trump signed on Friday funds the government agencies that had been shut down only until February 15. Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri said on Fox that he thinks Trump has learned from the shutdown that affected 800,000 federal workers and contributed to a drop in the president's approval... [Full Article...]

Shutdown week 5: House Dems float '21st Century' border security plan

Shutdown week 5: House Dems float '21st Century' border security plan Trump's first State of the Union address a year ago lasted 80 minutes, making it one of the longest such speeches in USA history. Trump cast the proposal, which offered extended deportation protections for undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion for a border barrier, as a compromise as he sought to shift pressure to Democrats to end the government shutdown. [Full Article...]


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