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Top US officials arrive in China for trade talks as deadline looms

Top US officials arrive in China for trade talks as deadline looms China and the United States have repeatedly traded barbs in the past over what Washington says is Beijing's militarisation of the South China Sea by building military installations on artificial islands and reefs. "He has forged a mutually respectful relationship with President Xi", Conway said. China will likely respond by raising tariffs on $60 billion worth of USA goods that it announced a... [Full Article...]

Watch as a BBC cameraman is assaulted at Trump's rally

Watch as a BBC cameraman is assaulted at Trump's rally In August, the United Nations argued that Trump's "strategic" attacks on the media will increase the risk of violent attacks against reporters but the president has largely ignored the warning. Trump has had a contentious relationship with reporters throughout his presidency and previously referred to the media as "the true enemy of the people ". [Full Article...]

Trump may not even be a free person in 2020: Warren

Trump may not even be a free person in 2020: Warren U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California also is expected to make her second campaign appearance in SC this weekend. Others accused Hollywood of hypocrisy, saying it was okay for them to tweet bad things about Trump, but it was off-limits to do the same about a Democrat. [Full Article...]

Texas man enters abandoned home to smoke weed, finds tiger instead

Texas man enters abandoned home to smoke weed, finds tiger instead The unidentified toker called 311 after making the trippy find. Officials, at first, were skeptical. The tiger was in a cage in the home and actually looks pretty well fed , so someone didn't just abandon them. It is illegal to keep a tiger within city limits, she added. "We'll get it back to BARC and figure out what tigers eat", BARC Division Manager Jarrad Mears said. [Full Article...]

WB cooperates with S. Korea, to support in N. Korea

WB cooperates with S. Korea, to support in N. Korea In their meeting, Kang said the allies were able to close the gap on the size of South Korea's contribution thanks to goodwill and trust. South Korea and the US have finally reached an agreement on this year's defense cost sharing deal, with Seoul's financial contribution for the stationing of some 28-thousand American troops on the Korean Peninsula at 9-hundred-24 million USA dollars. [Full Article...]

Mexican drug lord El Chapo convicted by US jury

Mexican drug lord El Chapo convicted by US jury Guzman's wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, leaves Brooklyn federal court on January 17 after attending the trial. Biting his lip, his eyes red as he appeared to continually fight back tears, the small-fry cartel killer - who was convicted in Brooklyn court Tuesday and now faces life in prison - was a far cry from the picture painted of him by United States authorities as the ruthless head of the wor... [Full Article...]

Amy Klobuchar joins 2020 presidential race

Amy Klobuchar joins 2020 presidential race Klobuchar, who portrays herself as "Minnesota Nice" in public settings, made her announcement on the heels of reports that she has mistreated her staff for years. Her support in fighting climate change drew rebuttal from President Donald Trump , who has frequently questioned the worrisome trend. Klobuchar won re-election previous year with over 60 percent of the vote in a state that has voted... [Full Article...]

Delhi hotel fire kills 17

Delhi hotel fire kills 17 G.C. Misra, Delhi fire brigade director, said the blaze had been brought under control and that 35 people were rescued by firefighters in an operation lasting several hours. "We have ordered for a magisterial inquiry into the case. Many people were still fast asleep at that time", he said, adding that during the dousing process the nine bodies were discovered. [Full Article...]

U.S. warships again challenge Beijing's claims in South China Sea

U.S. warships again challenge Beijing's claims in South China Sea Guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance and USS Preble entered the waters without permission from China , foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing in Beijing . Shortly after that operation, China accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters - and said it had deployed missiles "capable of targeting medium and large ships". [Full Article...]

Princess Ubolratana disqualified as Thai PM candidate

Princess Ubolratana disqualified as Thai PM candidate Ubolratana's involvement for a party allied to Shinawatra - a billionaire self-exiled former premier, who stands at the heart of Thailand's bitter political schism - gives a royal sheen to his political machine, which has won every election since 2001. [Full Article...]

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives unannounced in Afghanistan

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives unannounced in Afghanistan The insurgent group claimed last week that the Trump administration had agreed to pull half of the US forces in Afghanistan out of the country in just a couple months. But the Afghan leader, welcoming Shanahan to his 19th-century palace in central Kabul , made no mention of that to Shanahan in introductory remarks, which were witnessed by reporters. [Full Article...]

Venezuela’s Guaido Blasts Government Aid Blockade

Venezuela’s Guaido Blasts Government Aid Blockade The military's backing is critical to the sway of power in Venezuela. The shipment of USA aid is now in Cucuta, Colombia, on the border. "They are waiting for that", Tarre said, noting that the aid is being provided by NGOs. refiners would be withheld unless PDVSA recognized Guaido as the legitimate leader of the country, which the company has not done so far. The United States has since bee... [Full Article...]

Hakeem Al-Araibi will walk free after Bahrain drops extradition request

Hakeem Al-Araibi will walk free after Bahrain drops extradition request The director general, Chatchom Akapin, said they made the decision after Thailand's foreign ministry sent his department a letter Monday morning that indicated that Bahrain had withdrawn its request for al-Araibi. He has said he was blindfolded and had his legs beaten while he was held in Bahrain previously. The refugee footballer is on his way home to Australia after being released from dete... [Full Article...]

Iranians take to streets for Islamic Revolution's 40th anniversary

Iranians take to streets for Islamic Revolution's 40th anniversary One banner read: "Much to the dismay of America, the revolution has reached its 40th year". Hundreds of thousands of Iranians celebrated the anniversary all over the country. Pictures on social media showed some people also demonstrating against corruption, unemployment and high prices. US President Donald Trump pulled out of Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers previous year and re-impo... [Full Article...]

Snow, freezing rain to hit Chicago region Monday night

Snow, freezing rain to hit Chicago region Monday night Hundreds of flights were canceled in Seattle and Portland, and heavy snow drifts closed major highways in eastern Washington. Clouds will be moving into our area Sunday evening eventually giving way to a winter snow/rain mix around midnight. [Full Article...]

El Paso mayor: Trump 'wrong' to connect crime drop, barrier

El Paso mayor: Trump 'wrong' to connect crime drop, barrier Monday, Trump heads to El Paso, where he won 25.7% of the 2016 vote and enraged everyone in a SOTU speech falsely declaring it a hell-hole of crime - a reality officials say only exists in "Sicario", given they boast one of the lowest crime rates of any big city. [Full Article...]

United States congresswoman Omar apologizes for tweets on AIPAC's influence

United States congresswoman Omar apologizes for tweets on AIPAC's influence House Democratic leaders are calling on Representative Ilhan Omar , D, to apologise for what many saw as anti-Semitic comments perpetuating the exhausted stereotype that Jews control politics with money. Omar's comments were met with swift condemnation from lawmakers and activists on both sides of the aisle. And Max Rose and Jerry Nadler, both of NY, expressed on Monday personal disgust with her ... [Full Article...]

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax's staff members resign after sexual assault allegations

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax's staff members resign after sexual assault allegations Another black lawmaker, who he also declined to name, made a powerful point about white privilege, Northam said: That a white person who makes a mistake gets a second chance, while a black person might not. And two sexual assault allegations have surfaced against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax . "I will tell you that later that night I had a chance to step back, take a deep breath, look at the p... [Full Article...]

United States heightens attacks on Taliban to gain leverage in peace talks

United States heightens attacks on Taliban to gain leverage in peace talks It also rejected the key condition for peace set by the Taliban: the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan. The Afghan Taliban has said that despite the ongoing talks with the U.S. Even if the troop withdrawal and Taliban assurances on denying haven to extremist groups were fully settled, a peace agreement would not be completed until numerous other issues such as political participa... [Full Article...]

Funeral set for Nashville rock musician killed by 5 teens in robbery

Funeral set for Nashville rock musician killed by 5 teens in robbery The five kids allegedly approached Yorlets outside his home, drew their guns, and demanded his wallet and auto keys. Police say they recovered a loaded 9 mm pistol, which had been reported stolen as well as a second loaded and stolen pistol. [Full Article...]


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