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No talks between Trump and China's Xi before trade deadline

No talks between Trump and China's Xi before trade deadline The Kospi in South Korea declined 1.2 percent to 2,177.04 and Australia's S&P ASX 200 was down 0.4 percent at 6,067.60. Japan's Nikkei 225 index was 1.6 percent lower at 20,413.91. Markets in China and Taiwan were closed. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and the US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are expected in China next week to deploy the third round of negotiations between the... [Full Article...]

Mixed bag of weather results in special weather statement for region

Mixed bag of weather results in special weather statement for region The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories for all of Northwest Arkansas and for parts of the River Valley. Other parts of the country were also wrestling with hard weather. Snow is expected to arrive during the day on Tuesday and will likely continue into Wednesday. Meanwhile, forecasters are closely monitoring a potent storm system that's predicted to come out of the... [Full Article...]

Trump promises to always protect people of faith

Trump promises to always protect people of faith Sometimes, this protection amounts to discrimination against the LGBTQ community and others, according to progressive religious freedom advocates. On a separate note, Pelosi also told reporters she believes Democrats and the president can find "common ground" on lowering prescription drug prices, something Trump addressed during the State of the Union . [Full Article...]

Canada sentences man who killed 6 in mosque

Canada sentences man who killed 6 in mosque The attack at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in the quiet Sainte-Foy neighbourhood of Canada's oldest city, he concluded, will go down in Canadian history "written in blood" as one of this country's worst tragedies. The sixth attempted murder charge related to others who were nearby in the mosque. The longest sentences to date in Canada is 75 years without parole, which has been handed dow... [Full Article...]

US, North Korean negotiators to meet again before Vietnam summit

US, North Korean negotiators to meet again before Vietnam summit Trump has been eager for a second summit despite a lack of significant moves by North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program. More than seven months since they met, North Korea has made no commitments to allow weapons inspections or dismantle its growing arsenal of warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the US sanctions are still in place. [Full Article...]

Brewing storm could bring dumping of snow

Brewing storm could bring dumping of snow Monday's forecast calls for a chance of more freezing rain before 4 p.m. followed by a "wintry mix" of rain, snow and sleet that could affect the area until Tuesday afternoon, the weather service said. Depending on how quickly we can climb back above the freezing mark, that will depict how much ice we can see. Warmer air will surge into the region late Tuesday . [Full Article...]

PM Narendra Modi lays foundation for Sela Tunnel

PM Narendra Modi lays foundation for Sela Tunnel The foundation stone of NRL Bio Refinery at Numaligarh and a 729 km gas pipeline from Barauni - Guwahati passing through Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim & Assam was also laid by PM. He also launched the modernisation and expansion works of Chennai and Trichy airport terminals. Then, he will lay the foundation stone for setting up a new terminal of Bharat Petroleum Corp. [Full Article...]

Serial killer Bruce McArthur sentenced to 25 years in prison

Serial killer Bruce McArthur sentenced to 25 years in prison McArthur will get his first chance of parole at the age of 91, but "the practical reality is that Mr. McArthur's release on parole is highly unlikely", his attorney, James Miglin, was quoted by The Globe and Mail as saying. Prosecutors sought a life sentence with no chance of parole before 50 years. Top row, from left to right: Skandaraj Navaratnam , Andrew Kinsman , Selim Esen and Abdulb... [Full Article...]

Rep Doug Collins (R-GA) questions Matt Whitaker

Rep Doug Collins (R-GA) questions Matt Whitaker Mr Whitaker - who leads the US Department of Justice - has refused to offer any details regarding the investigation or his opinions of it, and only stated he has been briefed on the special counsel's inquiry. "Mr. Attorney General, we're not joking here, and your humor is not acceptable", the congresswoman responded. After Whitaker objects, Raskin admonishes him that "this is my time". [Full Article...]

John Dingell (1926-2019), longest-serving Congressman in US history

John Dingell (1926-2019), longest-serving Congressman in US history Debbie Dingell , 65, was elected to fill his congressional seat in 2014. " John Dingell was a giant legislator on behalf of the people", said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. John represented MI for 59 years. This morning, I saw, for the first time , a 1941 photo of young Senate Page John Dingell . Former President George W. [Full Article...]

Northam Suggests The Racist Photo Scandal Could Make Him A Better Governor

Northam Suggests The Racist Photo Scandal Could Make Him A Better Governor Watson was raped by a basketball player during her sophomore year at Duke". Earlier this week, California college professor Vanessa Tyson accused Fairfax of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 during the Democratic National Convention. [Full Article...]

Backed Syrian force launches 'final battle' against Islamic State

Backed Syrian force launches 'final battle' against Islamic State The jihadists are now clinging on to a small sliver of land near the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria and many residents are fleeing and turning themselves in ahead of a final offensive. A series of assaults have left that proto-state in tatters. Trump said on Wednesday that he expected a formal announcement as early as next week that the coalition fighting the militants has reclaimed all of ... [Full Article...]

Prince Philip Surrenders His Driver's License Weeks After Crash

Prince Philip Surrenders His Driver's License Weeks After Crash Norfolk Police said in a statement on Saturday the investigation file on the collision "has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service for their consideration". The same witness said Philip had told police he was "blinded by the sun" when he turned onto the road without seeing the oncoming auto. This latest development has led to questions about whether elderly drivers should have to surren... [Full Article...]

So it snowed in Seattle, and the dogs are loving it

So it snowed in Seattle, and the dogs are loving it A winter storm likely will bring snow to the Treasure Valley on Friday night and is expected to drop snow all weekend, according to the National Weather Service. A slew of outbound and incoming flights were canceled at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Port of Seattle said. Additional shelter space opened by city and county officials was filling up. [Full Article...]

U.S. in Direct Talks With Venezuelan Military, Urging Defections

U.S. in Direct Talks With Venezuelan Military, Urging Defections US President Donald Trump even ordered the seizure of billions of dollars worth of Venezuelan assets found on US soil, and imposed punitive sanctions against the country. The US, Canada, numerous Latin American countries and the major European powers all consider Maduro's May 2018 re-election victory to be tainted by fraud and have recognised Guaido, the speaker of the opposition-controlled Nati... [Full Article...]

39 dead after drinking bootlegged, spurious liquor in northern India

39 dead after drinking bootlegged, spurious liquor in northern India Spurious alcohol deaths are often reported in India , where people often drink cheap country made bootleg liquor. In some of the worst cases of such poisoning, 200 people died in 1992 in Odisha state, 180 in West Bengal in 2011 and 100 in the city of Mumbai in 2015. [Full Article...]

Kushner, Greenblatt to visit Mideast to seek backing for peace plan

Kushner, Greenblatt to visit Mideast to seek backing for peace plan On a tour of Arab states later this month, presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is set to push a forthcoming Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, according to unconfirmed reports. "The economic plan only works if the region supports it", one official told a small group of reporters on Thursday. The State Department has said more than 40 countries will attended the conference in Warsaw fr... [Full Article...]

It’s Happening: Elizabeth Warren Is Officially Running for President

It’s Happening: Elizabeth Warren Is Officially Running for President Still, about as many Democrats said they'd be at least somewhat likely to support Ms Warren as said the same of Ms Harris or Mr Sanders. I'm not taking a dime of PAC money in this campaign ... In addition to being a fierce Trump critic, Warren is an outspoken critic of Wall Street who gained national notoriety for her efforts to create the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to regula... [Full Article...]

Trump Must Turn Over Tax Returns, Democratic Lawmaker Says

Trump Must Turn Over Tax Returns, Democratic Lawmaker Says Pascrell insists he believes committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., will go the full distance to request Trump's returns within "two to three months". "It's not a question of just sending a letter", Pelosi said. Senate Democratic members of the bipartisan, bicameral conference committee met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer at noon Thursday. [Full Article...]

Russia Launches Armed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile After Trump's Withdrawal from Nuclear Treaty

Russia Launches Armed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile After Trump's Withdrawal from Nuclear Treaty The US will quit conforming to a milestone nuclear pact with Russian Federation when this weekends after last-ditch chats with Moscow to spare it bombed, a senior USA arms control official stated on Thursday. Ryabkov said at a news conference in Moscow . They have also countered with our systems that are in violation. "I would advocate - even if it is going to take a very long period of tim... [Full Article...]


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