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President Donald Trump says deal reached to reopen government

President Donald Trump says deal reached to reopen government Trump said he would act to ensure that federal workers get their back pay "very quickly, or as soon as possible". Peter Hanson, an expert on the politics of Congress at Grinnell College in Iowa, said the best the President can hope for now is some deal with the Democrats that offers new funding for border-security measures - such as drones and sensors - without the wall. [Full Article...]

Trump insists speech will be in Congress, Pelosi says no

Trump insists speech will be in Congress, Pelosi says no When sworn in as house speaker on January 3, Pelosi invited Trump to deliver the speech on January 29 in accordance with long-running tradition. "I look forward to giving a "great" State of the Union Address in the near future!" he wrote . [Full Article...]

Pelosi Says No "Border Wall" Counteroffer, As Trump Fights For Shutdown Resolution

Pelosi Says No House of Representatives", the senator from SC said in a statement. Trump was asked about Pelosi's action during a health care event at the White House and as the government shutdown extended into a second month. While there has been no official communication between the White House and the speaker's office since last week, President Trump did tweet a response to Pelosi over the weekend, criti... [Full Article...]

McCallum says he 'misspoke' on extradition of Huawei executive

McCallum says he 'misspoke' on extradition of Huawei executive Speaking at a press conference held for Chinese language media on Tuesday, Canada's ambassador to China John McCallum suggested that Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou's extradition to the U.S. Meng on an aircraft and get rid of the problem". During the conference, which, again, was given without notifying mainstream media outlets, McCallum, who has served as the Canadian am... [Full Article...]

Dueling Plans To End US Shutdown Fail In Senate, Talks Resume

Dueling Plans To End US Shutdown Fail In Senate, Talks Resume Passage of such a resolution is required before the president can speak in the House. The speech had been set for January 29. Having initially said the speech should be "on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location ", he conceded overnight that he could not deliver on his pledge. [Full Article...]

Catholics saddened by NYS abortion law, plan to promote alternatives

Catholics saddened by NYS abortion law, plan to promote alternatives The Providence Journal reports it was also the day that state lawmakers introduced the state Senate version of the Reproductive Health Care Act. (The need for late-term abortions in NY was publicized by a Brooklynite who told her story of having to travel to Colorado to end a nonviable pregnancy in an anonymous interview with Jezebel in 2016; she later went public with her name , and became ... [Full Article...]

Trump Says Short-Term Deal Made With Congress To Reopen US Government

Trump Says Short-Term Deal Made With Congress To Reopen US Government A three-week stopgap spending plan, passed by the Senate and heading to the House of Representatives, now sets up tough talks with lawmakers about how to address security along the U.S. John Kelly, who served as Trump's chief of staff and Homeland Security secretary, and four other former Homeland Security secretaries called the shutdown "unconscionable" in a letter to Trump and Congress, warni... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump associate Roger Stone arrested on seven Mueller probe charges

Donald Trump associate Roger Stone arrested on seven Mueller probe charges The Trump ally added that he sees his arrest as part of the United States' decline into a "new Soviet Union", adding that he is concerned for the lives of his grandchildren. Those people include former close associates of Trump such as his one-time lawyer Michael Cohen and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort as well as 12 Russian intelligence officers. [Full Article...]

Missing North Carolina 3-year-old found alive

Missing North Carolina 3-year-old found alive He had been missing for about 45 minutes when his grandmother called 911, and emergency officials responded to the house within minutes. The search effort stretched through Wednesday starting at 7.30am with around 400 to 500 volunteers until it was called off 9.30pm, according to WCTI . [Full Article...]

2 dead as Russian bomber crashes during training flight

2 dead as Russian bomber crashes during training flight The accident comes less than a week after two Su-34 bombers collided in the Russian Far East during a scheduled training exercise last Friday. One of the four crew members aboard was recovered alive. Aviation expert Vadim Lukashevich believed that the crash was likely caused by a vertical wind gust that suddenly hit the plane before touchdown, according to the RIA Novosti news agency. [Full Article...]

Judge rejected a Whelan appeal to be let out on bail

Judge rejected a Whelan appeal to be let out on bail Citing anonymous sources, the Rosbalt news agency has previously reported that the drive contained a list of employees at a classified state security agency. The Cipher Brief wanted Hall's reaction to news from Whelan's lawyer that his client was given a thumb drive with compromising material and was essentially set up in what insiders call a standard way of operating in Moscow . [Full Article...]

Tell Us Your MLK Day of Service Stories

Tell Us Your MLK Day of Service Stories Trump, alongside Pence, laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial before quickly returning to his motorcade. Presidents since Bill Clinton have participated in service projects to mark the day, and Trump released a presidential proclamation encouraging "all Americans to recommit themselves to Dr. [Full Article...]

Israel ‘to allow’ Qatari payment to Gaza as Hamas protests delays

Israel ‘to allow’ Qatari payment to Gaza as Hamas protests delays But after the latest violence, an Israeli official said on condition of anonymity that Netanyahu had decided not to allow the transfer on Wednesday. Israeli media reported on Thursday that the country's security cabinet had agreed to permit the Qatari money to be brought into Gaza as early as Friday. [Full Article...]

Alex Salmond facing 14 charges including attempted rape, adamantly denies allegations

Alex Salmond facing 14 charges including attempted rape, adamantly denies allegations They outline all of the charges against him, including nine alleged sexual assaults, two alleged indecent assaults and one alleged breach of the peace. Salmonds predecessor Nicola Sturgeon said she would give evidence to a special committee being set up to probe the governments handling of the investigation. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Maduro To Revise US Diplomatic Relations After Pence Supports His Ouster

Venezuela's Maduro To Revise US Diplomatic Relations After Pence Supports His Ouster He won controversial snap elections in May that were boycotted by the Opposition and branded fraudulent by the United States, European Union and a dozen Latin American countries. Pence said the USA does not stand by this and has not just devoted nearly $100 million to support Venezuelan refugees but also imposed strict sanctions on illegal businesses and senior officials. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court decides not to hear cases on transgender troops, DACA

Supreme Court decides not to hear cases on transgender troops, DACA Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. But the high court for now declined to take up cases about the plan. On Jan. 4, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dissolved another injunction that had blocked the restrictions. [Full Article...]

Russia Says 'Arbitrary' Israeli Air Strikes On Syria Should Stop

Russia Says 'Arbitrary' Israeli Air Strikes On Syria Should Stop Russian Federation said on Wednesday that Israel should stop carrying out what Moscow called arbitrary air strikes on Syria, days after the Israeli air force targeted what Israel said were Iranian forces there. "We understand that the Iranians are trying to change the context and deter us from our policy and our strategy of fighting Iranian troops in Syria", Conricus said. [Full Article...]

Four charged in bomb plot against Muslim community in NY

Four charged in bomb plot against Muslim community in NY In 2017, a man from Tennessee was sentenced to almost 20 years in prison for plotting to burn down a mosque and other buildings in the enclave. A student told security, and an investigation was launched into both the 16-year-old who showed off the image and the boy pictured. [Full Article...]

China confirms gene-edited babies, blames scientist He Jiankui

China confirms gene-edited babies, blames scientist He Jiankui The scientific community was shocked past year after a researcher from Shenzhen He Jiankui announced in an interview with the AP news agency that he had successfully altered the genes of twin girls born in November , in order to prevent them from contracting HIV. [Full Article...]

Germany, France renew friendship treaty, warn of nationalism

Germany, France renew friendship treaty, warn of nationalism The ceremony comes on the anniversary of a similar treaty in 1963, signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer. But the text, promising enhances security , economic and practical cooperation, was heavily criticised by domestic far-right opponents in France and Germany as signing away national sovereignty, and derided by eurosceptics overseas as a symbolic and irrelevant gesture by two s... [Full Article...]


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