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Wilbur Ross asks why furloughed workers aren't taking out loans

Wilbur Ross asks why furloughed workers aren't taking out loans President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law said employees' "little bit of pain" was worth it for the good of the country. But, according to Ross, he didn't "really quite understand why" workers who had gone without pay would seek that type of help, as opposed to "borrowing from a bank or credit union". [Full Article...]

Doomsday Clock still at '2 minutes to apocalypse'

Doomsday Clock still at '2 minutes to apocalypse' As the Cold War began to fizzle and eventually cease in the late 1980s and early 1990s the clock reached 17 minutes to midnight, the farthest it had ever been set. "We are going to normalize a unsafe world", warn researchers. Former California Governor Jerry Brown , executive chair of the Bulletin , added: "Humanity faces two dire and simultaneous existential threats: nuclear weapons and clim... [Full Article...]

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi blocks Trump speech until government reopens

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi blocks Trump speech until government reopens Trump said that while the shutdown was ongoing, " Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address". "I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown , suggesting a later date". The Constitution is silent on the how the president "from time to time" must communicate with Congress. Pelosi had asked Trump to delay the speech until after the shutdown, but the White House... [Full Article...]

Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Subpoenaed by Senate Intel Committee

Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Subpoenaed by Senate Intel Committee Cohen pleaded guilty previous year to multiple charges related to work he performed for the president, and pledged to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller . The unverified report drove the media into a frenzy as political pundits began calling for the president's impeachment, which prompted the special counsel to step in and release a statement denying the allegations. [Full Article...]

How soon will the federal government get back in order?

How soon will the federal government get back in order? He says he knows he can count on Federal Bureau of Investigation agents to help people however they can, but he recognizes they have bills to pay. The only government shutdown that has come close to this one in length occurred from December 16, 1995 to January 6, 1996, a full 21 days. [Full Article...]

Spain grieves after boy who fell down well found dead

Spain grieves after boy who fell down well found dead Julen's parents José and Victoria have experienced tragedy before. A hearse arrived at the site shortly after the news broke to take his body to a funeral home. In a tweet, Spain's King Felipe VI extended his "deepest condolences to Julen's whole family". Specialist teams worked day and night in a tunnel that had been dug parallel to the narrow borehole. [Full Article...]

Nigeria govt suspends top judge before elections

Nigeria govt suspends top judge before elections On Friday, his main challenger , Atiku Abubakar , of the Peoples Democratic Party, called the suspension a " brazen dictatorial act ". The EU EOM said with 20 days until the Presidential and National Assembly elections, political parties, candidates and voters must be able to have confidence in the impartiality and independence of the judicial system. [Full Article...]

Canada's top diplomat in China says Meng Wanzhou has a 'strong case'

Canada's top diplomat in China says Meng Wanzhou has a 'strong case' She was granted bail but now faces extradition to the USA, where authorities reportedly said she deceived worldwide banks to funnel transactions between Huawei and Iran. She was detained at the request of the USA over alleged violations of United States sanctions on Iran. Lastly, McCallum noted that Canada hasn't signed on to the US sanctions Meng is accused of trying to avoid. [Full Article...]

‘Round of US-Taliban talks ends with progress on draft peace deal’

‘Round of US-Taliban talks ends with progress on draft peace deal’ Abdul Ghani Baradar , a senior Taliban military commander, was arrested in Pakistan in 2010. Baradar was described as a "heavyweight" by Kabul-based military analyst Ateequllah Amarkhail, who noted that he also has influence over Mullah Muhammad Rasool, the leader of a Taliban breakaway faction. [Full Article...]

Spain: Rescuers lowered down shaft to reach trapped toddler

Once miners break through to the borehole where they believe the boy is trapped at 72-metres deep, Jorge Martin confirmed it will be members of the Guardia Civil who enter the 110-metre borehole to find Julen. But the tubes created to secure the shaft did not fit, so they had to widen it, delaying the operation further. Eventually, they succeeded and expert miners on Thursday began painstakingly... [Full Article...]

House passes shutdown bill, sending it to Trump

House passes shutdown bill, sending it to Trump But he warns that the government could shut down again "if we don't get a fair deal from Congress". Referring to the possibility of declaring a national emergency, Trump said he had a "powerful alternative" at his disposal but that he had not wanted to use it. [Full Article...]

INEC rejects Ezekwesili's withdrawal from presidential race

INEC rejects Ezekwesili's withdrawal from presidential race According to her, her decision to withdraw from the race followed extensive discussions with Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora and an examination of the country's electoral environment sequel to the 2019 presidential debate. INEC also said Ezekwesili's withdrawal has changed nothing as her party and name would still appear on the ballot. Galadima noted that Ezekwesili had no campaign secreta... [Full Article...]

Wisconsin county: No additional charges for Closs suspect

Wisconsin county: No additional charges for Closs suspect Jayme's image was plastered across the state, and her visage became known nationwide. Now Jennie-O has announced a United States dollars $25,000 (AUD $35,000) share of the reward fund will be going to Closs in the hopes it can establish a trust fund that will help her rebuild her life. [Full Article...]

Florida gunman, 21, kills five people in SunTrust Bank shooting

Florida gunman, 21, kills five people in SunTrust Bank shooting The shooter called police to report that he had fired shots inside the bank in Sebring, in central Florida . " I have shot five people ", Zephen Xaver said, according to Hoglund. "Our focus is on helping the family members of the victims of this horrific attack receive the support they need in this extremely hard time", Moody said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Light snow showers possible this weekend — FORECAST

Light snow showers possible this weekend — FORECAST A Wind Chill Advisory (light-green shading on map below) for risky wind chills 20 to 30-below zero is in effect for close-in Chicago and south of Interstate-80 Thursday night into Friday morning. until 6 p.m. Thursday for much of the TV6 viewing area due to blowing and drifting snow. The tri-state area will only reach a high of 19. Wind: W 10-15 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen's House testimony postponed, citing 'threats against his family'

Michael Cohen's House testimony postponed, citing 'threats against his family' Davis cited "ongoing threats" to Cohen's family from Trump and the president's current personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani , in the decision to postpone his February 7 appearance before the House Oversight Committee. "We'll release a statement later", he said. But the lawmakers said they would not "let the President's tactics prevent Congress" from getting to the truth. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation and Turkey clash over fate of Kurds

Russian Federation and Turkey clash over fate of Kurds It is a branch of the PKK, which is based in Turkey and regarded by Mr Erdogan's government as a terrorist group. At a press conference following the talks, Erdogan said that cooperation between Turkey and Russian Federation was essential for lasting peace in Syria and added that the U.S. [Full Article...]

Hundreds reported missing in Brazil after dam collapse

Hundreds reported missing in Brazil after dam collapse He said a restaurant was buried by the mud at lunchtime. There were no official reports of deaths, but the state fire department press department told The Associated Press that about 200 people were estimated to be missing. He said equipment had shown the dam was stable on January 10 and it was too soon to say why it collapsed. Brazilian news stations have been showing images of mud-filled r... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu cautions Hamas against escalation after halting Qatar aid

Netanyahu cautions Hamas against escalation after halting Qatar aid Hamas is labelled a terrorist organisation by the United States and the European Union, and banks are hesitant to make the transfer. "When they hit our auto with stones there were more than four people", he told AFP news agency . Widely shared images of suitcases of cash being sent into Gaza through Israel could prove awkward for Netanyahu, running for a fifth term despite corruption alleg... [Full Article...]

State of the Union address drama underscores deep political rift in Washington

State of the Union address drama underscores deep political rift in Washington But White House officials were caught off guard when Pelosi announced that she would block Trump from speaking until the shutdown ended. Trump has repeatedly claimed that Republicans are unified in their effort to the build a border wall, and that it's the Democrats who are breaking apart on the issue. [Full Article...]


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