• Beto O'Rourke to join march against wall countering Trump visit
Beto O'Rourke to join march against wall countering Trump visit

Pelosi and Democratic minority leader Chuck Schumer refused to give in to his demand and offered only $1.6 billion in border security funding, with the stipulation that no funding could be used for new construction on a wall. Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump called on Washington to cast aside "revenge, resistance and...

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  • Trump says summit with North Korea's Kim will be in Hanoi
Trump says summit with North Korea's Kim will be in Hanoi

In his State of the Union address, U.S. President Donald Trump disclosed that the second U.S. The U.S. special representative to North Korea Stephen Biegun met with Kim Hyok Chol, Pyongyang's former envoy to Spain, earlier this week in Pyongyang to discuss arrangements for the summit.

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  • Stanford fellow accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. of sexual assault
Stanford fellow accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. of sexual assault

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has been accused of sexual assault , which he has denied . Vanessa Tyson, a Stanford University fellow and associate professor at Scripps College in California, released a detailed letter through her lawyers Wednesday in which she said she reluctantly went public to dispute what she called Fairfax's "smear campaig...

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  • 2nd Accuser Comes Forward Against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax
2nd Accuser Comes Forward Against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

Watson's allegation, which was made public Friday afternoon, said that the pair were friends but never dated. The revelation of the racist content comes after a chaotic week for Democrats in Virginia. As the situation unfolds, the risk for Democrats isn't so much that legions of Virginia voters move to Republicans - a party that nominated an ...

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  • France recalls ambassador to Italy over ‘baseless and repeated’ political attacks
France recalls ambassador to Italy over ‘baseless and repeated’ political attacks

In a statement , the French foreign office said: "For several months, France has been the target of repeated, baseless attacks and outrageous statements". Salvini has said Macron was a "terrible" French president and urged French voters not to back his La République En Marche party in the European vote, while Di Maio last week accused France of ...

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  • A Jehovah’s Witness is given Russia’s first prison sentence under extremism law
A Jehovah’s Witness is given Russia’s first prison sentence under extremism law

The Danish foreign minister, Anders Samuelsen, called on Moscow to respect religious freedom and criticised it for classifying Jehovah's Witnesses as a terrorist group. Anton Bogdanov, his lawyer, said they plan to appeal the verdict 10 days from Wednesday. Responding to Christensen's case, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there was cle...

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  • Methylamphetamine destined for Australia and worth $1.29 billion seized in US
Methylamphetamine destined for Australia and worth $1.29 billion seized in US

The drugs were hidden in metal boxes labelled as loudspeakers and would have provided around 17 million hits of the substance also known as ice, authorities say. Among the suspects are two Americans: a 52-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman. They've been sending smaller amounts over the years. Police said some members of the group are Australian...

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  • Subpoena Threat Jeopardizes Matthew Whitaker Congressional Testimony
Subpoena Threat Jeopardizes Matthew Whitaker Congressional Testimony

By arming themselves with a pre-emptive subpoena to dangle over Whitaker's head on Friday during his voluntary testimony, the committee's Democrats had hoped to expedite disclosure of his conversations with Trump. "That is exactly how the process should work". "There has been no breakdown here". The vote doesn't issue a subpoena to Whitaker b...

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  • Status Orange wind warning issued as Storm Erik looms
Status Orange wind warning issued as Storm Erik looms

Galway city council has closed the Prom in Salthill this morning because of flooding due to high tides. Met Éireann on Thursday issued four separate weather warnings for Ireland, two Status Orange and two Status Yellow ahead of Storm Erik.

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  • Pope Says Nuns Used As 'Sex Slaves' By Priests
Pope Says Nuns Used As 'Sex Slaves' By Priests

The Pope added that the Vatican was in the process of shutting down a female religious order because of sexual abuse and corruption, although he did not name it. Pope Francis arrives to speak to reporters aboard a plane on the way to Abu Dhabi on 3 February 2019. The Argentine pontiff also alluded to an ongoing investigation into another comm...

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  • Uganda: Curvy women branded 'tourism products'
Uganda: Curvy women branded 'tourism products'

Their beauty is unique and diverse. That's why we made a decision to use the unique beauty, the curves.to make this beauty a product to be marketed along with what we already have as a country ranging from nature, the language and food, to make it a tourist attraction, ' Kiwanda told AFP .

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  • Trump hits back at Democrat rival ahead of State of the Union
Trump hits back at Democrat rival ahead of State of the Union

Instead, he urged Democrats and Republicans to find a compromise by a February 15 deadline. Joshua Trump , a sixth-grade student from Wilmington, Del., who is not related to the president, drew headlines past year after his parents went public to share stories of the abuse they said he had suffered because of his last name.

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  • Thai princess to run for prime minister
Thai princess to run for prime minister

Most observers of Thai politics agree that Thaksin aggressively pursued good relations with Ubolratana's brother, current King Maha Vajiralongkorn, and friendship with the princess herself. The surprise entry of his sister Ubolratana into politics - assumed to be with his blessing - raises questions about whether the long-lasting partnership of the...

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  • Body from plane wreckage identified as soccer player Sala: UK police
Body from plane wreckage identified as soccer player Sala: UK police

The Piper Malibu N264DB was en route from France to Cardiff after the Argentine striker made a quick trip back to his former club Nantes two days after his £15m transfer to Cardiff was announced. An AAIB spokesman said bad weather was forecast "for the foreseeable future and so the hard decision was taken to bring the overall operation to a close...

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  • 'I am very scared': Hakeem al-Araibi speaks from Thai prison
'I am very scared': Hakeem al-Araibi speaks from Thai prison

Led by Australia , support for Al-Araibi has accumulated in cyberspace and on social network platforms, most of the posts calling for Thailand to immediately release him so that he could return to his wife and Australia. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the case would be tried in court in compliance with Thai judicial procedures and the gov...

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  • Saudis 'seriously undermined' Turkey's Khashoggi inquiry, says United Nations expert
Saudis 'seriously undermined' Turkey's Khashoggi inquiry, says United Nations expert

Special UN rapporteur, Agnes Callamard , said Thursday after a visit to Turkey that the killing of Khashoggi , who had written critical pieces on Saudi Arabia in The Washington Post, had been "planned and perpetrated" by Saudi officials.

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  • Fluffy The Cat Redeems Another Life After Being Frozen Solid In Snow
Fluffy The Cat Redeems Another Life After Being Frozen Solid In Snow

Typically, cats have temperatures around 101 degrees. After Clark, Dr. China Corum and their staff picked the ice off Fluffy's coat and she started moving around, they sent her to an emergency clinic to help raise her body temperature. This outdoor cat has certainly used up one of her 9 lives! The clinic shared the miraculous story on Facebook...

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  • Federal Prosecutors Reportedly Subpoena Trump Inaugural Committee
Federal Prosecutors Reportedly Subpoena Trump Inaugural Committee

The subpoena was issued by the US attorney's office which required the inauguration committee to hand in the documents related to the ceremony held January 20, 2017. The subpoena seeks a wide range of documents, including information on any donations "made by or on behalf of foreign nationals". A spokeswoman says the committee intends to cooper...

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  • UK believes IS captive Cantlie is alive: Minister
UK believes IS captive Cantlie is alive: Minister

Briefing a group of foreign journalists and researchers at the Home Office on Tuesday morning, Ben Wallace said the government believes John Cantlie is still a prisoner of the terrorist group. But he said officials believe Cantlie is still being held by ISIS extremists. However, a French ISIL fighter told the French magazine Paris Match in ...

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  • Trump reportedly spends 60 percent of schedule in unstructured
Trump reportedly spends 60 percent of schedule in unstructured "executive time"

Still, what the schedules show is that since November 7 - the day after the Republicans lost decisively in the midterm elections - the president's days nearly exclusively begin and end with hours of "executive time". An unnamed White House source provided Axios with the private schedules, which under normal circumstances are available to West W...

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