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Use Of Backstop Comes Down To Trust, Says Brexit Secretary

Use Of Backstop Comes Down To Trust, Says Brexit Secretary TOUGH TIMES: Pro Brexit supporters outside the Houses of Parliament, London , last week ahead of the House of Commons vote on UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal - which was defeated. May´s Downing Street office has called them "extremely concerning". More amendments may be forthcoming - which could allow lawmakers to insist that the "no deal" option be removed, that a second refere... [Full Article...]

US Says It Seeks to Address 'Legitimate Concerns' in Afghan Conflict

US Says It Seeks to Address 'Legitimate Concerns' in Afghan Conflict Officials in Islamabad say Pakistan is keenly aware that Afghanistan will continue to need huge amounts of foreign aid to keep its shattered economy afloat after any peace settlement and have been working closely with the United States . [Full Article...]

Report Identifies Secret North Korean Missile Headquarters

Report Identifies Secret North Korean Missile Headquarters He seems wary of criticism that no concrete progress has been made since his first summit with the North Korean leader in Singapore a year ago. Scientists say United States president Donald Trump's administration have paid too little attention to the biological threat, as he gears up for another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. [Full Article...]

Taliban attack Afghan security compound, scores killed

Taliban attack Afghan security compound, scores killed Taliban insurgents, fighting to drive out global forces from Afghanistan and reintroduce their version of strict Islamic law, claimed responsibility for the attack, which spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said killed 190 people. "Many more were killed", he said, claiming that the government was hiding the exact figures to prevent a dip in morale of the Afghan forces. The United States and the Talib... [Full Article...]

Poland Foreign Minister Floats Five-Year Time Limit To Brexit Backstop

Poland Foreign Minister Floats Five-Year Time Limit To Brexit Backstop May's spokesperson was previously cited by Reuters as saying that the prime minister was not taking a "no deal" Brexit option off the table after a request by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn . Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said that "putting a time-limit on an insurance mechanism, which is what the backstop is, effectively means that it's not a backstop at all". [Full Article...]

Ten Sailors Killed in Cargo Ship Blaze Near Crimea

Ten Sailors Killed in Cargo Ship Blaze Near Crimea Russian rescue authorities say the two ships were alongside each other transferring fuel when a fire started. One of the vessels, the Candy , had a crew of 17, including nine Turkish citizens and eight Indian nationals. "As of 6am, the status of the operation has been reclassified to search from rescue because there is no hope to find survivors", a spokesperson said. [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Run Harris is the third USA senator and the fourth woman to join the 2020 fray. Ms Harris , 54, who is a rising star in the party, is the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India. "All she has to show for her brief time in the Senate is a radically liberal voting record", RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens said in a statement. Democratic Senator Kamala Harris says she will run for president in ... [Full Article...]

Florida State Receives Backlash for Deleted Martin Luther King Jr. Tweet

Florida State Receives Backlash for Deleted Martin Luther King Jr. Tweet President Donald Trump has paid a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr . memorial in Washington on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader . Earlier at a breakfast to celebrate King, the Rev. The National Park Service says a grant from The Delta Air Lines Foundation and revenue generated by its recreation fees have enabled it to open up the Martin Luther King, Jr . [Full Article...]

Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel duct blast

Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel duct blast Family members of the victims have called on the government to continue looking for remains and to bring back forensic experts for that goal. The Hidalgo state prosecutor said 54 of the dead could not be readily identified, and require DNA analysis. [Full Article...]

India's Richest 1% Hold More Than Half Of National Wealth: Oxfam

India's Richest 1% Hold More Than Half Of National Wealth: Oxfam According to Oxfam, top 10 per cent of India's population holds 77.4 per cent of the total national wealth. It said the widening gap was hindering the fight against poverty, adding that a 1 per cent wealth tax would raise an estimated $418 billion a year - enough to educate every child, not in school and provide healthcare that would prevent three million deaths. [Full Article...]

Trump Discussed Russia Tower Deal Into Late 2016, Giuliani Says

Trump Discussed Russia Tower Deal Into Late 2016, Giuliani Says Giuliani said on NBC's Meet The Press that Trump could recall having conversations with Cohen about the project throughout 2016, though there "weren't a lot of them". Giuliani quoted Trump as saying that discussions on Trump Tower Moscow were "going on from the day I announced to the day I won" in an interview with the New York Times . [Full Article...]

Toddler walks toward police with her hands up after dad gets arrested

Toddler walks toward police with her hands up after dad gets arrested Video went viral of an arrest this week where a young child was seen exiting a vehicle with her hands up and walking toward police. Tallahassee police released body camera footage on Friday, in response to a social media video alleging police had their guns raised as a toddler exited a vehicle with her hands up during an arrest. [Full Article...]

Trump to Meet Kim Jong-un Again in February: White House

Trump to Meet Kim Jong-un Again in February: White House And press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sounded upbeat about the prospects for another summit between President Trump and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un. The Chinese government confirmed Wednesday a top North Korean official will be visiting the United States following a stopover in Beijing. The administration says the summit will take place at the end of February. [Full Article...]

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonia name change

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonia name change The deal, which the Greek parliament is due to ratify in days, will see Greece's neighbour be renamed the Republic of North Macedonia, following a 28-year dispute. Tsipras has called for a televised debate on the planned name deal with Macedonia before parliament votes on the agreement. The protesters were rallying against an accord to give the ex-Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia a new name-the Re... [Full Article...]

Poland breaks ranks to propose five-year time limit for Brexit backstop

Poland breaks ranks to propose five-year time limit for Brexit backstop Brexit negotiations have been repeatedly stifled by the backstop, with the DUP saying the plan would create a trade border in the Irish Sea and leave Northern Ireland tied to Brussels indefinitely. The only glimmer of hope she offered for May amounted to a clear restatement of the government's position - if the United Kingdom shifted its red lines of exiting the customs union and the single marke... [Full Article...]

WhatsApp limits text forwards to five recipients to curb rumours

WhatsApp limits text forwards to five recipients to curb rumours Indian publication Hindustan Times reported a year ago that along with the new cap on how many "forwards" you can send at once, WhatsApp also rolled out educational videos calling on their users to question forwarded videos and try and spot fake news . [Full Article...]

US Senator Kamala Harris jumps into presidential race

US Senator Kamala Harris jumps into presidential race The daughter of immigrants - her father is from Jamaica - Harris grew up in the 1960s in the progressive hotbed of Oakland, California , proud of the struggle her parents waged for civil rights. "That's why I'm running for president of the United States". Other members of her campaign team include prominent Democratic lawyer Marc Elias as general counsel, Angelique Cannon as national finance di... [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris launches 2020 White House bid

Kamala Harris launches 2020 White House bid Justice. Decency. Equality". "I am running for president of the United States", she said on ABC's Good Morning America program. Kamala Harris traveled to New Hampshire as she was preparing to launch her presidential campaign. In 1994, then-outgoing Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) appointed Harris to a state board with a $72,000 salary. [Full Article...]

'Yellow Vests' gather in Paris for tenth weekend of protests

'Yellow Vests' gather in Paris for tenth weekend of protests Peaceful protests turned violence during the evening hours as police in Paris fired water cannon and tear gas to repel the protesters who reportedly throw stones and bottles at security forces. The interior ministry estimated the number of protesters at 27,000 by the early afternoon down from 32,000 at the same time a week ago with 7,000 in the capital. [Full Article...]

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's Husband, is Reportedly Fine After a vehicle Accident

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's Husband, is Reportedly Fine After a vehicle Accident While the vehicle runs on electricity as well as gas, Frederik, who is said to be very conscious about his carbon footprint, ensures that he always drives the auto in electric mode. The prince underwent a precautionary check-up at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn (eastern England) on Friday where doctors confirmed that the he "had no injuries of concern", according to a Buckingham Palace ... [Full Article...]


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