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Iran to send Amirkabir University's 'Payam' satellite into orbit in coming days

Iran to send Amirkabir University's 'Payam' satellite into orbit in coming days The statement added that these satellites incorporate technologies that are "virtually identical and interchangeable with those used in ballistic missiles". Mr Pompeo said: "In defiance of the worldwide community and UNSCR 2231, Iran's regime fired off a space launch vehicle today". The satellite launches follow turbulent months for Iran's economy, which is buckling under economic sanctions reim... [Full Article...]

Driver shocked to find toddler in vehicle seat in middle of road

Driver shocked to find toddler in vehicle seat in middle of road Motorist Chad Mock, who was driving with his dashboard camera rolling, was following a small four-door sedan as it traveled around a slight curve on Cherry Street. It's unclear how the door opened, allowing the child to fall out, he said. She said every auto seat comes with anchor straps that can be connected to the vehicle seat. [Full Article...]

Councils ask Morrison to pay for citizenship ceremonies on 26 January

Councils ask Morrison to pay for citizenship ceremonies on 26 January Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he will visit Fiji and Vanuatu this week as part of a push to offset China's growing influence in the South Pacific. Visiting the NT to announce a 216-million-Australian dollar (155.6 million USA dollars) package to save the iconic Kakadu National Park, Morrison said the territory would be responsible for its own "heavy lifting". [Full Article...]

Canada issues China travel warning after citizen sentenced to death

Canada issues China travel warning after citizen sentenced to death Responding to Canada's decision to update a travel advisory to warn citizens about the "risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws" in China, Hua said: "Canada should remind its own citizens to definitely not engage in drug smuggling in China". [Full Article...]

Russia Says It Caught Former US Marine, Accused Of Spying, Red-Handed

Russia Says It Caught Former US Marine, Accused Of Spying, Red-Handed The same source was quoted as saying that Whelan had been spying for 10 years using the internet to identify targets from whom he could obtain information and that the employee list he was caught with had always been of interest to USA spies. [Full Article...]

Mike Pence declares ISIS 'defeated' after troops killed in Syria

Mike Pence declares ISIS 'defeated' after troops killed in Syria Speaking at a gathering in Washington of U.S. ambassadors, Vice President Mike Pence did not comment on the attack and just said that the United States would ensure the defeat of IS. ISIS claimed credit for the suicide bombing that took their lives. The Observatory and the Kurdish-led Manbij Military Council, which runs the town, said the blast occurred near a restaurant near the town's main m... [Full Article...]

European Union tells Theresa May they don't want Irish backstop to last forever

European Union tells Theresa May they don't want Irish backstop to last forever During the decades of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland known as "the Troubles", a border with roadblocks and checkpoints teemed with soldiers and paramilitaries. The change in road surface which denotes the exact border with County Armagh in Northern Ireland (in UK) on the left and County Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland on the right on the border village of Middletown, Northern Ireland. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe security forces fire on protesters amid anger over fuel price hikes

Zimbabwe security forces fire on protesters amid anger over fuel price hikes In a televised address late Saturday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced the fuel price hike , saying it was needed to tackle severe shortages and "rampant" illegal trading. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Information said it was looking for a man who was seen on videos posted on social media brandishing an assault rifle in Harare and giving orders to motorists. [Full Article...]

Erdogan confirms Turkey plans to create security zone in Syria

Erdogan confirms Turkey plans to create security zone in Syria Create 20 mile safe zone. The presidential aide said the U.S. delegation last week gave Turkey a five-item and legally non-binding paper about its forces' pullout from Syria. "We also told him that the PKK/YPG tortures the groups in Syria that do not stand with them". His top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a whirlwind regional tour aimed at reassuring allies amid rising tensi... [Full Article...]

British pound rebounds after Brexit deal voted down

British pound rebounds after Brexit deal voted down EU Council president Donald Tusk, who added the remaining EU27 "will remain united". Still, Tuesday's vote could ultimately mean that Britain might back down and not leave the E.U.at all after a second referendum . "Financial stability must not be jeopardized in a game of high-stakes political poker", warned Catherine McGuinness, policy chair at the City of London Corporation, the body governing ... [Full Article...]

AG nominee says he won't be 'bullied' by Trump or anyone else

AG nominee says he won't be 'bullied' by Trump or anyone else While Barr and Mueller have different backgrounds , they followed overlapping routes into the Justice Department. Barr previously served as attorney general under late President George H.W. As Andy McCarthy put it at National Review , "Barr wrote not as an advocate representing someone in the investigation, but as a former high-ranking government official concerned about the institutions of th... [Full Article...]

Kenya attack: Six killed in Nairobi hotel complex terror siege

Kenya attack: Six killed in Nairobi hotel complex terror siege The attack on the DusitD2 complex began in mid-afternoon with an explosion outside a bank and a suicide bombing in the hotel lobby. Kenya has often been targeted by al Shabaab , who killed 67 people at the Westgate shopping centre in 2013 and almost 150 students at Garissa university in 2015. [Full Article...]

Saudi teen granted asylum to speak publicly in Toronto

Saudi teen granted asylum to speak publicly in Toronto The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) granted her refugee status, and Canada agreed to take her in . She said many women in her home country are not independent and depend on permission from male guardians for most aspects of their life. [Full Article...]

Trade wars burden in China data pull markets down

Trade wars burden in China data pull markets down United States officials were in Beijing last week for talks aimed at ending the bruising trade confrontation that has subjected more than $350 billion in two-way trade to steep tariffs. China could use large purchases of U.S. goods, promises of long-term dialogue on structural changes to its economy and active cooperation on infrastructure projects to fashion a short-term compromise that would s... [Full Article...]

Kevin Limbaugh, who killed california officer, said ultrasonic waves hit him

Kevin Limbaugh, who killed california officer, said ultrasonic waves hit him The newspaper said authorities have not determined where Limbaugh obtained the weapons he used in the Thursday night attack that killed 22-year-old Officer Natalie Corona in the college town of Davis. The gunman left behind a backpack that helped police track him to the house. Investigators also found two semiautomatic handguns inside the house, a 9 mm and a.45-caliber, not registered to L... [Full Article...]

Eight killed as Boeing cargo plane crashes in Iran

Eight killed as Boeing cargo plane crashes in Iran A large cloud of black smoke was seen billowing from the crash site as emergency services rushed to the scene. A spokeswoman for Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport said the plane, en route from Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport, belonged to Iran's Payam Air. [Full Article...]

Hostage situation at New Jersey UPS facility ends with suspect shot

Hostage situation at New Jersey UPS facility ends with suspect shot The source says no one was struck in the initial shooting. Prior to their rescue, the two women were held in a barricaded room with the attacker, CNN reported . According to NBC New York, a man entered the UPS sorting facility and fired shots into the ceiling before taking his ex-girlfriend and another person hostage. [Full Article...]

Sen. Warner: 'Legitimate questions' need to be answered about Trump and Russian Federation

Sen. Warner: 'Legitimate questions' need to be answered about Trump and Russian Federation He called it "just a hoax" and said it was a "disgrace" that the question was even asked. Trump's comments to reporters as he left the White House came after the New York Times reported that FBI officials launched a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was secretly "working on behalf of Russian Federation against American interests". [Full Article...]

Trump rejects senator's proposal for temporary government reopening

Trump rejects senator's proposal for temporary government reopening Jennifer Lawless, a politics professor at the University of Virginia, said she believes Trump and Republicans will lose the game of chicken as furloughed workers, airport travelers, tourists and others "experience the consequences of political dysfunction firsthand". [Full Article...]

$20 million donated to viral border wall GoFundMe set to be refunded

$20 million donated to viral border wall GoFundMe set to be refunded GoFundMe's director of North America communications, Bobby Whithorne, told the Guardian: "When the campaign was created, the campaign organizer specifically stated on the campaign page , 'If we don't reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny'". [Full Article...]


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