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Freezing weather in U.S. starting to ease

Freezing weather in U.S. starting to ease This week's deep freeze grounded thousands of flights and halted dozens of trains in the Midwest. Chicago was hardest hit, with O'Hare International Airport experiencing over 700 cancellations. His death is believed to be weather-related. More than 2,300 flights were cancelled across the USA on Thursday, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware . [Full Article...]

Death toll from Brazil dam disaster hits 65

Death toll from Brazil dam disaster hits 65 That dam was controlled by Vale as well as Australian mining company BHP Billiton. The Retiro Baixo hydroelectric plant has closed water intakes to "preserve its equipment", but tests have been carried out and the dam is safe, says dam owner Eletrobras subsidiary Furnas. [Full Article...]

Frigid polar vortex chill causes "frost quakes" in IL

Frigid polar vortex chill causes First, the ground has to be saturated with water - like it is in the Chicago-area right now with all the snow being dumped in the region. Since then, they've become a yearly feature on social media, as we repeat this scenario of somewhat mild winter conditions giving way to a sudden deep-freeze. [Full Article...]

Vice President Pence expected to meet with Venezuelan exiles, lawmakers in Doral

Vice President Pence expected to meet with Venezuelan exiles, lawmakers in Doral Opposition leaders believe Mr Maduro uses such talks to quell protests and stall for time, and have said they would only be interested in dialogue if it involved negotiations for Mr Maduro's departure. 'The United States of America stands ready to deliver humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan people in Venezuela as well, ' Pence said, adding that the administration would work with the opposition-ru... [Full Article...]

Senate passes amendment rebuking Trump's Syria withdrawal plan

Senate passes amendment rebuking Trump's Syria withdrawal plan The procedural vote needed 60 yeas, and senators voted to end debate on the amendment in bipartisan fashion. Twenty members of the Democratic caucus supported the bill and three GOP senators voted against advancing it. The amendment is part of a more expansive Middle East policy bill that has yet to pass the Senate and is likely to face a second vote there next week. [Full Article...]

Judge Is Considering Gag Order Against Roger Stone

Judge Is Considering Gag Order Against Roger Stone The judge gave each side a week to present arguments for or against such an order in this case. Stone has pleaded not guilty and vowed to fight the charges. The Federal Bureau of Investigation seized Roger Stone's cellphones, computers and hard drives in raids on his house, apartment and office in Florida and Manhattan last week, prosecutors said. [Full Article...]

No tax for annual income upto Rs 5 lakh, says Piyush Goyal

No tax for annual income upto Rs 5 lakh, says Piyush Goyal Tax collections up from Rs 6 lakh crore in 2013-14 to more than Rs 12 lakh crore now, says Goyal. "Individual taxpayers with annual income up to 5 lakh rupees to get full tax rebate, finance minister Piyush Goyal announed during budget 2019", Piyush Goyal said in a major announcement as people in Parliament cheered. [Full Article...]

USA announces withdrawal from INF missile treaty

USA announces withdrawal from INF missile treaty Robert Menendez, acknowledged Russia was in breach but said the Trump administration lacks both an understanding of arms control treaties and a coherent strategy to face the threat new Russian cruise missiles to us interests and allies. "It is clear to us that Russia has violated this treaty and that's why we need to speak to Russia, " German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a press conference i... [Full Article...]

Cory Booker Announces He's Running for President

Cory Booker Announces He's Running for President Mr Booker, 49, became the fourth US senator and ninth person to announce a presidential bid in what is expected to be a crowded and diverse race to be the Democratic candidate to try to unseat US President Donald Trump. Mr Booker has called for reform of the criminal justice system, affordable healthcare and the legalisation of marijuana. But in 2013, when the death of Frank Lautenberg opened ... [Full Article...]

USA special envoy for Pyongyang talks to meet counterparts from two Koreas

USA special envoy for Pyongyang talks to meet counterparts from two Koreas Trump and Kim met in Singapore last June in the first summit between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader, an event that produced a vague commitment by Kim to work toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, where US troops have been stationed in the South since the 1950-53 Korean War. [Full Article...]

European Union allies find way to bypass Iran sanctions

European Union allies find way to bypass Iran sanctions President Donald Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the deal, with which Iran has fully complied. The idea behind the SPV is to have it act as a clearing house into which buyers of Iranian oil would pay, allowing the European Union to trade oil with Iran without having to directly pay the Islamic Republic. [Full Article...]

Sen. Rand Paul awarded over $580G after he was attacked by neighbor

Sen. Rand Paul awarded over $580G after he was attacked by neighbor Officially, Paul was awarded $7,834.82 for medical costs, $200,000 for pain and suffering and $375,000 in punitive damages. Paul had sought $500,000 in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages. But in a court filing from June 2018, a different story emerged - one in which repeat passive-aggression from the junior senator from Kentucky turned into a freakish felony charge for a ret... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Begins 'Remain In Mexico' Policy, Sending Asylum-Seekers Back

Trump Administration Begins 'Remain In Mexico' Policy, Sending Asylum-Seekers Back On the first day of the policy, which now applies only to San Diego's San Ysidro border crossing, a 55-year-old Honduran man, Carlos Gomez, became the first asylum seeker to be returned to Mexico . The US Embassy in Mexico said in a news release that the program began Tuesday. President Donald Trump has blamed this decision as the driver for a record number of families looking to claim asylum a... [Full Article...]

Brr!: temperatures plunge well below zero in midwest US

Brr!: temperatures plunge well below zero in midwest US Nasa said: "Recently, this pressure system has been less stable, spilling colder air south and bringing record-low temperatures to parts of the continental United States ". The NWS in Des Moines said, "to protect your lungs from severely cold air, avoid taking deep breaths; minimize talking". Dr Masters said "past record-cold waves have not dissipated this quickly" and that the region seems hea... [Full Article...]

Cornwall A30: Devon weather warning on A30 as 100 cars stuck

Cornwall A30: Devon weather warning on A30 as 100 cars stuck The warning upgrade comes after temperatures dropped last night to this winter's record low, with forecasters recording -14.4C in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, not far from the historic low of -15.6C in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, in 2012. It will run its "winter weather timetable" on Friday - with passengers warned of peak services being busier than normal because of changes to some train times. [Full Article...]

Pelosi Will Be Begging For A Wall After More Caravans

Pelosi Will Be Begging For A Wall After More Caravans Pelosi said that she'd leave it to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) to arrange an intel briefing for the House. Speaking to the press gallery Thursday, Pelosi was curt in her response to questions about a budget wall deal: " There's not going to be any wall money in the legislation ", she said. [Full Article...]

They should go back to school: Donald Trump calls intelligence chiefs ‘naive’

They should go back to school: Donald Trump calls intelligence chiefs ‘naive’ He said: 'No more Rockets or M's being fired over Japan or anywhere else and, most importantly, no Nuclear Testing. The president said, "Be careful of Iran". Trump also doubled down on his claim that the Islamic State group, or ISIS, which used to control large parts of Iraq and Syria, will "soon be destroyed", something "unthinkable two years ago". [Full Article...]

Young Mother Carrying Stroller Dies After Falling Down NYC Subway Station Stairs

Young Mother Carrying Stroller Dies After Falling Down NYC Subway Station Stairs Shams Tarek, an MTA spokesman, said the Seventh Avenue B-D-E station where Goodson fell does have escalators. By the time emergency personnel arrived, Malaysia was unconscious and unresponsive; she was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai West hospital. [Full Article...]

Nigeria Rises On Corruption Perception Index - But 'More Needs To Be Done'

Nigeria Rises On Corruption Perception Index - But 'More Needs To Be Done' The top countries are Denmark and New Zealand with scores of 88 and 87, respectively. Singapore improved its position compared to 2017 and ranks now on third place together with Switzerland and Sweden. The Berlin-based NGO noted that the US's score "comes at a time when the U.S. is experiencing threats to its system of checks and balances as well as an erosion of ethical norms at the highest level... [Full Article...]

Russians leaked Mueller probe evidence online, prosecutors say

Russians leaked Mueller probe evidence online, prosecutors say They also say the Federal Bureau of Investigation determined the documents were not stolen from government servers. On Wednesday, Mueller filed a motion to oppose discovery in case against Concord Management and Consulting LLC, which he indicted last February on charges of running the Internet Research Agency, also known as the " St. [Full Article...]


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