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British special forces soldiers seriously injured in missile attack by Isis

British special forces soldiers seriously injured in missile attack by Isis In December, Donald Trump announced that he was withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, where he claimed IS had been defeated. Talking to reporters in Washington, Trump reaffirmed his commitment to withdrawing United States troops, but added that he had "never said we're doing it that quickly". [Full Article...]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams critics calling her agenda too radical

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams critics calling her agenda too radical Agreeing with a posit by Cooper that the Democratic Party has already "lost too much" by compromising with the GOP on certain things, she explained: "I think we've compromised things that we shouldn't have compromised, whether it's judgeships with Mitch McConnell, whether it's compromising on climate change. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia: Women will get text messages to confirm if they're divorced

Saudi Arabia: Women will get text messages to confirm if they're divorced A new Justice Ministry regulation taking effect Sunday will make it mandatory for women to be notified by text message when a court issues divorce decrees, Saudi lawyer Nisreen al-Ghamdi said. "Saudi courts have started to send such notifications. a step aimed at protecting the rights of female clients", the Saudi Ministry of Justice said in a statement on their website. [Full Article...]

SAS soldiers wounded in Isis strike are expected to survive

SAS soldiers wounded in Isis strike are expected to survive When asked whether Bolton's comments would affect that timeline, a senior administration official said that "there is no specific timeline for the withdrawal of USA troops from Syria, and reports to the contrary are false". 'I think they know who their friends are, ' he added. He said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford would continue negotiations with his Turkish counter... [Full Article...]

President Trump Suggests a Slogan for Warren's 2020 Campaign

President Trump Suggests a Slogan for Warren's 2020 Campaign Elizabeth Warren of MA strode into Iowa Friday with all the look of a presidential candidate, igniting pent-up Democratic frustration with her brand of fiery liberalism in the premier caucus state. Warren compared the efforts involved in how she wanted to remake America to those of the abolitionists, the suffragettes, and the civil rights movement. [Full Article...]

Brazil troops deploy to stop criminal attacks in northern city

Brazil troops deploy to stop criminal attacks in northern city The president argued that Brazil did not want to become a South American super-power, noting that still, the country should have a dominant position in comparison with regional states. The Lima Group of Latin American nations plus Canada said on Friday that last year's elections in Venezuela were not democratic and they would not recognize the legitimacy of leftist President Nicolas Maduro's new t... [Full Article...]

TSA Screeners Working Without Pay During Government Shutdown Calling Out Sick

TSA Screeners Working Without Pay During Government Shutdown Calling Out Sick There are 51,739 members of the Transportation Security Administration's airport security screening workforce, according to TSA spokesman Michael Bilello. "They're not saying, 'We're going to shut things down.' They are the lowest-paid employees in the federal government, and they don't have the money to get to work". [Full Article...]

US Strike Targets USS Cole Bombing Mastermind in Yemen

A defense official told VOA that the USA was waiting for the results of a DNA test before formally declaring al-Badawi deceased. Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi was wanted in connection with the deaths of 17 Americans who died in the attack on October 12, 2000. [Full Article...]

James Webb likely to replace James Mattis as US Secretary of Defence

James Webb likely to replace James Mattis as US Secretary of Defence Not too good. Not too good. "I couldn't get other people to understand it", Trump said, apparently referring to Mattis, who argued for higher defense spending by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies but did so in a nonconfrontational way. [Full Article...]

UK's May could seek more time before final Brexit vote - paper

UK's May could seek more time before final Brexit vote - paper The debate on the deal will restart on Wednesday, with the crucial vote now expected to take place on 15 January. Addressing opponents on both the Remain and Brexiteer wings of parliament, she said: "There are some in parliament who, despite voting in favour of holding the referendum, voting in favour of triggering Article 50 and standing on manifestos committed to delivering Brexit, now want ... [Full Article...]

German politicians' personal information leaked on Twitter in mass cyberattack

German politicians' personal information leaked on Twitter in mass cyberattack Germany's counterintelligence service, the BfV, has previously accused hackers working for the Russian government of being behind a series of cyberattacks on the German parliament and other state institutions. "According to our current information, government networks have not been targeted", BSI tweeted . Bild newspaper reported all the data stolen in the attack dated back to before October... [Full Article...]

Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union address

Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union address The Democratic package to end the shutdown includes a bill to temporarily fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels - with $1.3 billion for border security, far less than Trump has said he wants- through February 8 as bipartisan talks would continue. [Full Article...]

PM arrives in Konya on two-day official visit to Turkey

PM arrives in Konya on two-day official visit to Turkey This is his first visit to Pakistan's friend Turkey after assuming the prime minister's office. "The proposal for a summit meeting is being discussed but the final decision hinges on the positive outcome of the ongoing efforts to strike a peace deal in Afghanistan", a senior Pakistani official was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune. [Full Article...]

Storm Pabuk hits Thailand, thousands evacuated

Storm Pabuk hits Thailand, thousands evacuated More than 100 foreign tourists had to be rescued by boat Friday from Koh Racha, an island off Phuket, because of potentially risky conditions on the island. 'I think the islands are nearly empty. between 30,000 to 50,000 have left since the New Year's Eve countdown parties, ' Krikkrai Songthanee, Koh Phangnan district chief, told AFP . [Full Article...]

Suspect In Custody For Shooting Death Of 7-Year-Old Jazmine Barnes

Suspect In Custody For Shooting Death Of 7-Year-Old Jazmine Barnes Harris County deputies said in a tweet Saturday that detectives are interviewing persons of interest in connection with the slaying of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes . Sheila Jackson Lee, the Democrat whose district includes most of central Houston , also spoke, telling attendees to call the Department of Justice about the case. [Full Article...]

Ukrainian Orthodox Church breaks away from Russian influence

Ukrainian Orthodox Church breaks away from Russian influence The Russian church, which now has about 150 million Orthodox Christians under its authority, could lose a fifth of its members. There will be many parishioners of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) in Ukraine , so the ROC will continue to exist, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epiphanius has said in an interview with the Ukrainian service of Deutsche Welle. [Full Article...]

Trump slams ‘disgraceful Democrats ‘profane impeachment vow

Trump slams ‘disgraceful Democrats ‘profane impeachment vow Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman (Calif.) and Al Green (Texas) on Thursday reintroduced articles of impeachment against Trump for allegedly obstructing justice by firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, among other actions. [Full Article...]

A Deadly, Fiery Crash in Florida

A Deadly, Fiery Crash in Florida The Florida Highway Patrol said two vehicles travelling north - a tractor-trailer and a auto - smashed into each other and then burst through a metal guardrail, slamming into another semi-trailer and the van carrying the children. "Any time there's a crash on any of our roadways, we go back and look at the road itself to make sure it did not contribute to the crash ", he said. [Full Article...]

Sino-US Trade Talks to Be Held in China Next Week - Beijing

Sino-US Trade Talks to Be Held in China Next Week - Beijing Gerrish has been mentored by Robert Lighthizer, the USA trade representative who is particularly hawkish on China. At a summit in Argentina late past year, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to hold off on additional tariffs for 90 days while they attempted to negotiate a deal. [Full Article...]

Cargo ship spill washes up on Dutch shoreline

Cargo ship spill washes up on Dutch shoreline Debris has washed up on islands off the Dutch north coast including Terschelling, Vlieland and Ameland. The ship, the MSC Zoe , was en route to Bremerhaven , Germany, on Wednesday when it encountered the bad weather, identified locally as Storm Zeetje. [Full Article...]


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