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Mueller Investigation 'Close To Being Completed,' Acting Attorney General Says

Mueller Investigation 'Close To Being Completed,' Acting Attorney General Says Acting AG Matt Whitaker , who oversees the special counsel probe, told reporters on Monday that he has been briefed on the progress on the investigation and expects to see the results in the near future. Whitaker was installed as acting attorney general in November, after Trump ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "In these conversations, I did not provide legal advice, nor, to the best of ... [Full Article...]

Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO, is considering run for president as independent

Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO, is considering run for president as independent Last week , CNN reported that two people familiar with Schultz's thinking said the businessman is exploring a 2020 presidential run as an independent. But Schultz argued that the majority of the electorate is "exhausted" with politics. Speculation that he would make a bid for the White House ramped up last June after he announced his retirement as the chairman of Starbucks, listing public se... [Full Article...]

Heavy snow to push across Upper Midwest, bitter cold follows

Heavy snow to push across Upper Midwest, bitter cold follows After blasting the Midwest , the Arctic blast will then turn towards the Northeast and South by the end of the week. Snow continues to fall. When the polar vortex plunges into the USA, it will be warmer in parts of the Arctic - Greenland, northern Canada and Alaska - than in Chicago and Minneapolis, meteorologists said . [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Opposition Leader Discussing Military Force to Oust Maduro — WashPost

Venezuela's Opposition Leader Discussing Military Force to Oust Maduro — WashPost Top federal officials, perhaps Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself, will be reaching out to key European allies to encourage them to put more pressure on Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, CTV News has learned. He said he "will continue to use the full weight of United States economic and diplomatic power to press for the restoration of Venezuelan democracy ". [Full Article...]

Trump Says Stone Didn’t Work for Him `Anywhere Near Election'

Trump Says Stone Didn’t Work for Him `Anywhere Near Election' Mueller's prosecutors said Stone lied in testimony to the House Intelligence Committee a year ago and allegedly encouraged another operative to back him up when he testified . "It's clear that Mueller's work is not yet done", Adam Schiff, the Democratic chair of the House intelligence committee, said in a separate interview on ABC. [Full Article...]

Dam collapse floods Brazil community with mining waste

Dam collapse floods Brazil community with mining waste A dam collapsed at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA in Brazil, leaving some 200 people missing, the fire brigade in Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, said in a statement . The search for more survivors of a dam collapse at a mine in Brazil has been suspended, amid fears of a fresh breach. "I just don't want to think that he is under the mud". [Full Article...]

Ireland says 'no change' to Brexit backstop

Ireland says 'no change' to Brexit backstop However, as exit day on March 29th approaches without a deal in sight, the European Union has begun to crack, with lead negotiator Michel Barnier admitting: "We will have to find an operational way of carrying out checks and controls without putting back in place a border". [Full Article...]

French 'Yellow Vest' Protests Mark 11th Week of Anti-Macron Marches

French 'Yellow Vest' Protests Mark 11th Week of Anti-Macron Marches Rodrigues was placed in an artificial coma overnight after the incident at the Bastille monument in central Paris . Thousands of protesters marched through Paris on Sunday to condemn violence in the "yellow vest" movement that has rocked France for weeks with angry protests over President Emmanuel Macron's rule. [Full Article...]

Snake bites woman as she sat on toilet in Brisbane home

Snake bites woman as she sat on toilet in Brisbane home The Snake Catchers said that a toilet snake is probably just as afraid as you would be if you discovered it. Makes sense, I'd be terrified if a butt suddenly appeared above my bed, however I'm comfortable laying blame on the snake for this instance. [Full Article...]

Major snow coming Monday into Tuesday for Mid-Michigan

Major snow coming Monday into Tuesday for Mid-Michigan An arctic front will move in Monday night, first sparking off some rain showers which will turn over into snow showers by Tuesday morning. It'll be very heavy at times, maybe even on the order of 1 to 2 inches per hour in heavy bursts. Dangerously cold temperatures are then expected Tuesday into early Thursday. Temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 30s Monday afternoon with clouds increasin... [Full Article...]

Australia recognises Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaido as interim president

Australia recognises Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaido as interim president Supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido and the press gather around him as he leaves a public plaza where he spoke in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. interests office" in Venezuela and a similar Venezuelan office in the United States. The nation's diplomatic outposts are more leverage Guaido would like to seize. [Full Article...]

Give first round to Pelosi over Trump in shutdown skirmish

Give first round to Pelosi over Trump in shutdown skirmish US President Donald Trump has drawn the ire of supporters and Republicans alike after he ended his demand for Congress to fund the proposed wall along the Mexican border. The vote would come before Friday's pay day for the federal government, which would mark the second pay cycle in which workers would receive blank checks. [Full Article...]

Greek parliament approves Macedonia name change deal

Greek parliament approves Macedonia name change deal Greek MPs have voted narrowly to back a historic agreement with Macedonia , bringing to an end a 27-year dispute over its northern neighbour's name. With the Greek parliament's endorsement, the agreement is nearly complete although some procedural steps remain, including Greece signing its northern neighbour's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation accession protocol. [Full Article...]

Wind Chill Advisory issued in parts of northern Ohio

Wind Chill Advisory issued in parts of northern Ohio Friday will be a very cold day with highs in the mid-teens. Lake effect snow showers linger through the night north of US 6. Lows will fall into the single digits for most of the area and the wind chill should dip below zero. Another potentially significant snow maker will find its way into the QCA late Sunday into Monday with more bitter cold following it toward the middle and latter porti... [Full Article...]

Company to donate US$25K in reward money to Jayme Closs

Company to donate US$25K in reward money to Jayme Closs Jayme escaped captivity almost three months after she went missing in October, according to law enforcement. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald thanked Hormel for their support during the case. Patterson allegedly gunned down the young girl's parents at their home on October 15 and fled with the girl in the trunk of his vehicle before police arrived. [Full Article...]

Youth charged with terrorism following raids in Kingston, Ontario: RCMP

Youth charged with terrorism following raids in Kingston, Ontario: RCMP This photo taken on Jan. 13 shows a police surveillance plane that has been flying over downtown Kingston since early January. The minor, who can not be named, has been charged with "knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity" and "counselling a person to deliver, place, discharge or detonate an explosive ... [Full Article...]

Taliban talks: US envoy says significant progress made in Qatar

Taliban talks: US envoy says significant progress made in Qatar The resumption of talks comes over a month after President Donald Trump ordered a halving of the 14,000 USA troops in Afghanistan as he voices eagerness to end America's longest-ever war, launched in 2001 after the September 11 attacks. [Full Article...]

Senate Intel Committee subpoenas former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to testify

Senate Intel Committee subpoenas former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to testify Cohen was scheduled to appear before the Oversight Committee on February 7 voluntarily, but he announced yesterday he was postponing that appearance, citing threats to his family from Mr Trump and Mr Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani . In his guilty plea, he acknowledged that he had communications with Russian official about a potential Trump Tower project in Moscow up until June 2016-when Trump had... [Full Article...]

Nigeria's main opposition PDP party halts campaign over suspended chief justice

Nigeria's main opposition PDP party halts campaign over suspended chief justice Buhari's election in 2015 was a rare peaceful transfer of power. "It risks affecting both domestic and worldwide perceptions on the credibility of the forthcoming elections". On Thursday, an appeals court had issued an interim order to stop charges being brought against the chief justice. Buhari on Friday pointedly accused the apex court of frustrating government efforts to tackle corruption b... [Full Article...]

Pompeo confronts U.N. Security Council on Venezuela

U.S. National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis called the defection an example of the principle "that the role of the military is to protect constitutional order, not to sustain dictators and repress its own people". Guaido quickly welcomed the support from the European powerhouses. "We continue adding countries to this great effort", he said. Between the recognition, the Treasury anno... [Full Article...]


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