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Crowds flock to celebrate Chinese Year of the Pig

Crowds flock to celebrate Chinese Year of the Pig Across the United Kingdom, lanterns are being hung in Manchester , Liverpool, Nottingham and many of our other great cities - including here in London, home to one of the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia. She moved to Dunedin four years ago to be with her son, who is studying at the University of Otago, and is now an global student herself. "I've been to the Chinese New Year... [Full Article...]

Feds intend to subpoena Trump inaugural committee

Feds intend to subpoena Trump inaugural committee Prosecutors also showed interest in whether any foreigners illegally donated to the committee, according to the New York Times . The subpoena was issued by New York's Southern District. The head of the inaugural committee, Tom Barrack, confirmed to The Associated Press that he was questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller in 2017. [Full Article...]

Pope decries ‘armed power’, Yemen war on UAE trip

Pope decries ‘armed power’, Yemen war on UAE trip On Monday, the pope met with Emirate leaders and signed a joint declaration together with Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar University, condemning "acts of murder, exile, terrorism and oppression" carried out in God's name. [Full Article...]

Netherlands recognises Guadio as Venezuelan leader after deadline expires

Netherlands recognises Guadio as Venezuelan leader after deadline expires Guaido repeatedly has called on Venezuela's military , which has remained loyal to Maduro, to support a transition to democracy. Mr. Trudeau said the bulk of the funding will go to "trusted" organizations on the ground in Venezuela and neighbouring countries to help support them as they handle the influx of refugees. [Full Article...]

Dozens wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers in West Bank, Gaza

Dozens wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers in West Bank, Gaza According to the defense ministry, the barrier will be 20 feet high and stretch 40 miles along the border. The barrier, set to stand six metres off the ground, "will prevent terrorists from Gaza from penetrating into our territory on the ground", he said in Hebrew. [Full Article...]

Longtime MMA Veteran On The Run From Three Pending Murder Charges

Longtime MMA Veteran On The Run From Three Pending Murder Charges Recently, Maya Maxwell was also extradited back to Texas from MI on a charge related to their disappearance. Scott and a friend, Michael Swearingin, disappeared January 4 and were found buried in a shallow grave in Clearview, Oklahoma, on January 15. [Full Article...]

McConnell warned Trump about declaring emergency to build wall

McConnell warned Trump about declaring emergency to build wall Although the Democrats continue to refuse to grant the president the $5.7bn in border wall funding he was requesting, he agreed to a bill that funds the United States government until 15 February, thus enabling almost 800,000 employees to return to work and receive delayed payment. [Full Article...]

Michigan State Police promoting safe driving on Super Bowl weekend

Michigan State Police promoting safe driving on Super Bowl weekend According to preliminary data from the CHP's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, a year ago on Super Bowl Sunday, seven people were killed in alcohol-involved collisions and 134 others were injured on California's roadways. The public is asked to watch for vehicles parked or sitting on the side of the road with their hazard lights on. "Make the smart decision to designate a sober driver a... [Full Article...]

As pressure mounts, military support helps Maduro hold power

As pressure mounts, military support helps Maduro hold power He told officials: "Do not cross the red line". The president appealed to the reason of the opposition politicians and said he is ready to meet them " the day they want ". Previously unknown to the public at large, he has become the standard bearer of the opposition to Maduro, whether on the streets or on social networks. [Full Article...]

Fast facts about Groundhog Day 2019

Fast facts about Groundhog Day 2019 Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow on February 2, he will go back into hibernation, and there will be six more weeks of winter. Fans wore custom-made balloon hats as they celebrated the 133rd Groundhog Day . Good thing, considering how our winter weather has been lately. Groundhog Phil, the most famous animal meteorologist in the world, left his den in Pennsylvania on Satur... [Full Article...]

Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA Test

Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA Test We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests. Trump had even offered $1 million to Warren's favourite charity if she took "the test and it shows you're an Indian", he said. While the tribe did not reveal the exact wording of her apology, they said that Warren had recently "reached o... [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle wrote on bananas to send uplifting notes to sex workers

Meghan Markle wrote on bananas to send uplifting notes to sex workers Ever since she burst onto the scene, Meghan Markle has been reinventing royal hairdos, opting for effortless hairstyles such as loosely tied buns and face-framing up dos, instead of the classic blowouts we've come to expect from our favourite royals. [Full Article...]

Cory Booker jumps into 2020 White House race

Cory Booker jumps into 2020 White House race Booker's entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race was widely expected. "He was a pro-school choice advocate but the modern Democratic Party in which he's running for the presidential nomination has moved so far to the left that he can't even bring himself to help those school children through school choice", Conway claimed. [Full Article...]

Trump reverses course, says he and US intelligence 'in agreement'

Trump reverses course, says he and US intelligence 'in agreement' Trump and Kim's summit in Singapore ended with a commitment from the North Korean leader to "work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula ", but negotiations appear to have stalled since then. Trump held a historic first summit with Kim in Singapore last June to try to persuade the reclusive North Korean strongman to give up the country's nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

US pulls out of Cold War-era nuclear treaty, blaming Russian Federation

US pulls out of Cold War-era nuclear treaty, blaming Russian Federation Amid reports that President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty was imminent, Sanders and Democratic Sens. "It is our duty to respond appropriately", Pompeo said, adding that the U.S. had provided "ample time" for Russian Federation to return to compliance. [Full Article...]

Polar vortex: Parts of USA set for record-breaking cold

Polar vortex: Parts of USA set for record-breaking cold Chicago broke all-time low temperatures on Thursday morning, earning it the nickname Chiberia . The blast of arctic cold that hit the U.S. Midwest this week will linger on Thursday, but it's pushing east and losing much of its bite. He said places in MI and IL that were experiencing record or near-record cold this week were expected to be around 10C by Monday, approximately a 40C turnaround. [Full Article...]

Frustrated Trump says a wall ´is a WALL!´

Frustrated Trump says a wall ´is a WALL!´ While the committee proposed thousands of new customs officers, imaging technology and repairs, there is still no compromise in sight on the question of the wall. "Is there a place where enhanced fencing, Normandy fencing would work?" Donald Trump's frustration over his campaign to fence off the US-Mexican border spilled into linguistic territory Thursday when the president declared himself ... [Full Article...]

Woman stuck in Manhattan elevator for three days is rescued: FDNY

Woman stuck in Manhattan elevator for three days is rescued: FDNY They said they were "relieved and thankful that Fortaliza was doing well" at a NY hospital, where she arrived suffering from dehydration. That said, one New Yorker was trapped inside one of these tiny, century-old elevators for the entire weekend. [Full Article...]

Trump Defends His Handling of World Threats

Trump Defends His Handling of World Threats Pelosi said Trump's comments were "stunning". National intelligence director Dan Coats and other intelligence chiefs presented it the Senate on Tuesday. Chairman Kim committed to denuclearization after meeting with President Trump past year. Trump called it "the worst deal ever". He said the group was "nearing" military defeat in Iraq, but has returned to its "guerrilla warfare roots", c... [Full Article...]

Bemidji Area Schools cancels classes for Wednesday

Bemidji Area Schools cancels classes for Wednesday Niagara Falls City Schools hope to let parents knows if the schools will be open or closed by Tuesday night January 29th. The Edwardsville Community Unit 7 District tells us an administrative team begins reviewing all potentially risky weather 24 hours in advance. [Full Article...]


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