Marco Rubio Jets Into Colombia as More Aid Arrives for Venezuela

19 Feb, 2019

He has given February 23 - one month to the day after he proclaimed himself acting president - as the date for a showdown over the aid with the government of Maduro. "How many concerts are they going to stage?" Maduro calls the aid a "US orchestrated show" and denies any crisis in Venezuela. Speaking in Spanish, Rubio warned that blocking the entry of USA food would amount to a "crime against humanity" and those responsible would spend "the rest of their lives hiding from justice".


Seven MPs leave UK's Labour Party days before crucial Brexit vote

19 Feb, 2019

Many Labour lawmakers are unhappy with the party's direction under leader Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran socialist who took charge in 2015 with strong grass-roots backing. She has been very open about what she has wanted the Labour leadership to do over many months - for instance, with the row last summer over the party's reluctance to adopt, in full, an worldwide definition of anti-semitism (something it eventually did do in September).


Here's why Nigeria's election was postponed

18 Feb, 2019

We are only urging INEC not to collude with the PDP on this. "Apart from the huge sums of money that would have been lost due to the postponement, we can only imagine many inconveniences the decision would cause the citizens who have planned their weddings and other engagements to fit the election plans".


Mark Kelly launches Senate run in Arizona

15 Feb, 2019

Kelly retired from the Navy as a Captain; McSally retired from the Air Force as a Colonel. "By the time I met Gabby, I had already flown my first two flights on the space shuttle", he says before turning to his wife, former Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords , and asking, "You remember when you first entered Congress for the first time?" McSally leaned heavily on her record as the first woman to fly a combat mission as a fighter pilot, but she was hurt by her embrace of Donald ...


Kamala Harris Says Marijuana 'Brings People Joy'

15 Feb, 2019

In an interview with The Breakfast Club hosts DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God that aired Monday, the show's hosts asked the California Democrat to respond to a series of disparaging memes that have been circulated on social media. "I was born black". The senator's immediate family is now multiracial: Her husband of five years, San Francisco attorney Douglas Emhoff, is white. "I love my country, and this is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to fight for the best of ...


Lead Brexit negotiator overheard saying 'it's May's deal or a long extension'

14 Feb, 2019

May told MPs that if she fails to broker a new deal with the European Union before 27 February, her government will table a new motion to Parliament, in a bid to gauge the sort of deal which could obtain majority support from MPs. According to Benjamin Martill, a Dahrendorf Forum post-doctoral fellow at the London School of Economics researching UK-EU relations, Corbyn has positioned Labour as the "party of the customs union" partly because "it's a good halfway position" that would gather ...


Newborn baby with umbilical cord still attached found lying in freezing road

13 Feb, 2019

A newborn baby in the United States has been rescued after she was found abandoned in the middle of the road with her umbilical cord still attached. In an "awful, chilling, moment" came the realization: Fuentes was looking at a newborn baby girl wearing only a onesie with temperatures at "30 degrees, maybe even less".


Thai court frees Melbourne-based refugee

12 Feb, 2019

Hakeem Al Araibi , 25, who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, was arrested in November previous year at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport while on a honeymoon trip, following an Interpol notice issued at the Gulf state's request.


AASU activists Burn PM Modi’s Effigy in Guwahati

11 Feb, 2019

The BJP lodged a complaint with police seeking action against those who put up the hoardings against the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Modi took a dig at Naidu on using public money to book two trains to New Delhi from Andhra Pradesh to demand Special Status.


Greek parliament ratifies NATO accord with Republic of North Macedonia

11 Feb, 2019

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members signed the accession protocol with Macedonia on Wednesday, days after the Greek parliament endorsed an agreement between Athens and Skopje that changed the Balkan state's name. Mr Tsipras also refuted calls for early elections. "We remain committed to our declared position". Opponents of the historic agreement in Greece believe that the danger of irredentism is not over, as the agreement recognizes Macedonian language and identity for the ...


USA relief supplies stuck at Venezuelan border

10 Feb, 2019

On Friday morning an awning was set up on the Venezuelan side of the Simon Bolivar pedestrian bridge, the main point of entry between the two Andean countries, in aim of collecting signatures in support of Maduro to remain president of Venezuela .


Charges say suspect fired 5 times at school bus windshield

10 Feb, 2019

A 31-year-old Minnesotan has claimed that he acted in fear for his life after a CCTV camera caught him pulling over in front of a school bus and shooting its driver in the head in an apparent road rage incident in Minneapolis . The bus driver was reportedly unaware he had hit anything. "The actions of Mr. Lilly were outrageous and it was sheer luck that neither the bus driver nor the little girl were killed", Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said in a news release.


Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union

09 Feb, 2019

Still, the president planned to hammer his case that the situation at the southern border represents a security crisis for Americans. The first will be Trump's "vision for a safe and legal immigration system", said the official, who later added that the president was going to "try and provide a bipartisan way forward on immigration".


Fort Worth man dies after vape pen explodes in store, severs artery

07 Feb, 2019

Brown, a high school graduate who loved fixing up his Mazda RX8, was preparing to celebrate his birthday in just two weeks, his grandmother said. Brown's grandmother, Alice Brown , who said she raised her grandson as if he was her own son, blamed the vape pen's battery for the fatal explosion.


Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi arrives at court in Thailand

06 Feb, 2019

Given Bahrain's history of human rights abuses against those who criticize the powerful ruling family, there is no doubt that if al-Araibi were extradited, he would face imprisonment and torture. "The Thai government should see that Bahrain's sole motive is to further punish Hakeem for the peaceful political opinions he expressed", Amnesty International Thailand campaigner Katherine Gerson said in a statement.


Nissan scraps plan to make X-Trail SUV in United Kingdom factory

05 Feb, 2019

Britain secured the Nissan investment just four months after the June 2016 vote to leave the European Union with promises to maintain the competitiveness of the plant. that within the whole of Europe, the United Kingdom was the most attractive country - politically and economically - for large-scale investment". A spokesperson for the government told the Times it would be reviewing the offer in light of Nissan's decision.


LeBron James Calls Tom Brady the GOAT After Sixth Super Bowl Title

05 Feb, 2019

Mahomes' girlfriend, Brittany, shared a look at the Chiefs quarterback napping on the sofa on Sunday with a very good (and bored) dog. The Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Atlanta on Sunday, becoming only the second franchise in National Football League history (after the Pittsburgh Steelers ) to win six Super Bowl titles.


Trump wall emergency a 'good chance'

04 Feb, 2019

Pelosi said on Thursday, " There's not going to be any wall money in the legislation " to fund border security for the rest of this year. He also suggested that his relationship with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has increasingly deteriorated in recent weeks.


Virginia governor denies wearing KKK costume in yearbook photo

04 Feb, 2019

Northam graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia before joining the Army. "No matter the party affiliation, we can not stand for such behavior". Northam said earlier he was "deeply sorry" about the decision he made decades ago to pose for a "clearly racist and offensive" picture, without indicating which person was him.


Groundhog Day 2019 Prediction: Will Punxsutawney Phil See His Shadow?

03 Feb, 2019

His New York counterpart, Staten Island Chuck, also predicted an early spring. Jeff Lundy from the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club welcomed the largest crowd ever seen on Groundhog Day Saturday as the country learned spring was on the way.


Russia suspends nuclear missile treaty after US move

03 Feb, 2019

The Russian Defense Ministry on Saturday released a satellite image of what it described as new production facilities at the USA missile maker Raytheon's plant in Tucson, Arizona, noting that their expansion began in 2017 as the Congress authorized spending for the development of intermediate-range missiles.


China calls United States charges against Huawei 'unjustified repression'

01 Feb, 2019

Freeland told reporters Meng "has been afforded access to Canada's impartial and objective judicial system". Meng, who was arrested last month in Canada and faces extradition to the USA, is charged with bank fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracies to commit bank and wire fraud.


Duke Professor Urged Chinese Students to Speak English

31 Jan, 2019

If they were French or German and speaking in their native languages, would the two faculty members have approached Neely and requested their names and faces? The employees "were disappointed that these students have not perceived the possibilities to improve your English and so rude were to have a conversation, could not understand anyone around you".


Roger Stone open to talking with Mueller in Russian Federation probe

30 Jan, 2019

He added that he didn't know which of Trump's senior campaign official were directed to talk to Stone to find out about further releases by WikiLeaks and said he only worked off of information Stone provided him. McKinnon's Ross should have been the sketch's centerpiece, but Martin in glasses and a Northeastern accent continued a recent tradition of celebrity guests playing members of President Donald Trump's inner circle.


Former Trump adviser Roger Stone says he'll plead not guilty

29 Jan, 2019

Rep. Adam Schiff. In the months following the election , House and Senate intelligence committees opened investigations into whether Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 election. "They also told us Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction", a defiant Stone said Sunday. "Stone is not hiding; quite the contrary". Stone, a self-described " dirty trickster " who idolizes Nixon, may be living out a fantasy of sorts as he stares down seven counts coming from a special counsel that's ...


Forecast: Snow, wintry mix to bring unsafe driving conditions Tuesday

29 Jan, 2019

Sunshine and cold air will settle in for midweek. Monday is a quiet day in weather, but all eyes are on the next system that brings some light snow, starting tonight and lasting through Tuesday . Look for a high around 20 degrees at midnight. Temperatures are expected to start heading back up on Thursday , with a high near 34. There is a 20 percent chance of snow on Saturday , with a high near 25 degrees.


Michael Cohen says he's postponing testimony over threats by Trump

28 Jan, 2019

But Trump and Giuliani have publicly urged the Justice Department to investigate Cohen's father-in-law , insinuating he was part of some unspecific criminal activity. Democrats have suggested they may subpoena Cohen to compel his testimony and the committee's chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings , said Cohen could be brought from prison to appear before Congress.


Light snow possible today, more Sunday night

28 Jan, 2019

This means likely school delays and cancellations Wednesday morning, unless the snow fizzles out and cold winds dry off roads before they can freeze. Conditions finally "warm up" into the weekend where highs climb back into the 30's before another system brings rain and snow chances towards the end of next weekend.


Pelosi tells Trump no State of Union speech until shutdown ends

27 Jan, 2019

Trump was already smarting, after being forced into shelving his annual State of the Union address by top Democrat Nancy Pelosi , the speaker of the House of Representatives, until the government is fully operational. Democrats promptly rejected Trump's plan as insufficient, saying they would not trade a temporary restoration of the immigrants' protections in return for a permanent border wall that they view as ineffective.


President Donald Trump: SOTU Won't Happen Until After Shutdown Ends

27 Jan, 2019

The White House has sent a request to the House of Representatives' sergeant at arms seeking a "walk-through" for the January 29 speech, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Pelosi suggested Trump postpone the speech until the partial shutdown is over. Trump blusters, Pelosi calls his bluffs. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pushed back on the security concerns , saying in a tweet last week that even if they weren't getting paid, the U.S.



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