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Trump announces deal to reopen United States government

Trump announces deal to reopen United States government Trump defended himself Saturday (Sunday NZ time) from the conservative backlash to his decision to end the 35-day-old partial government shutdown - the longest in U.S. Roughly 800,000 federal workers were furloughed, while thousands of others were kept on duty without pay. By Friday morning, with airports reporting increased shutdown-related flight delays and more workers recounting their perso... [Full Article...]

Hundreds arrested as Greeks march to streets to oppose Macedonia deal

Hundreds arrested as Greeks march to streets to oppose Macedonia deal About 1,500 police officers have taken up positions around Athens before demonstrations planned against Greece's ratification of an agreement with Macedonia to normalize relations after decades of strain. The vote was also a blow to Russian Federation, which had allegedly tried to stoke opposition to the name deal with a disinformation campaign and by offering money and bribes. [Full Article...]

Cold weather alert continues for Timmins and area

Cold weather alert continues for Timmins and area Temperatures will struggle to make it above zero tomorrow afternoon, and wind chills will stay in the low teens below zero. Blizzard conditions are possible and forecasted snow accumulations are between 3 and 7 inches. The final weekend of January will be a cold one but nothing unusual for the middle of winter. It urged residents to wear hats and gloves to protect against frostbite and hypothermia... [Full Article...]

No additional charges for Closs suspect Associated Press 10:40 PM, Jan

No additional charges for Closs suspect Associated Press 10:40 PM, Jan A company that had offered a reward for information leading to kidnapped United States teenager says it now hopes to give the money directly to the 13-year-old who managed to escape her abductor. Three months later, on January 10, Closs escaped her abductor's secluded home and approached a woman walking her dog for help. The complaint said Patterson went to the Closs home October 15 with the int... [Full Article...]

Louisiana shootings leave 5 dead; manhunt underway for suspect

Louisiana shootings leave 5 dead; manhunt underway for suspect WAFB reports that the Ascension Parish shooting was the one in which the suspect allegedly killed his own parents. The sheriff identified the deceased as Elizabeth and Keith Theriot and said their son, Dakota, was the "prime suspect in this case". [Full Article...]

In a Trump retreat, shutdown ends without wall money for now

In a Trump retreat, shutdown ends without wall money for now U.S. lawmakers and the White House were under intense pressure to resolve the impasse, as hundreds of thousands of federal workers headed into a second month without paychecks, and the political stalemate began to disrupt some of the nation´s busiest airports. [Full Article...]

IDF soldier injured by sniper fire on Gaza border

IDF soldier injured by sniper fire on Gaza border The $9.4 million in handouts came as an alternative to the $15 million in cash that Qatar was supposed to transfer to the Strip - and that was transferred two months ago, with Israel's approval - for the objective of paying Hamas salaries. [Full Article...]

U.S. special envoy for Venezuela has long, controversial history in Latin America

Speaking to the media on the sidelines during a visit to India‚ Sisulu said South Africa only recognises Nicholas Maduro as president of the troubled South American country. "The only thing left is to hope that the U.S. Administration will not pursuit foreign ventures, for instance, in Syria or Venezuela in attempt to shift public opinion from the aftermath of the shutdown", the embassy said via... [Full Article...]

Trump to Pelosi: I'll be your guest for State of Union

Trump to Pelosi: I'll be your guest for State of Union The State of the Union speech, typically used by presidents to announce their policy goals for the coming year, has become a hostage to the standoff between Trump and congressional Democrats over his demands for funding for a U.S. "The United States Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, who would have jurisdiction over whether or not the Capitol is safe for the president to... [Full Article...]

Nigeria's Buhari suspends chief judge, drawing opposition ire before election

Nigeria's Buhari suspends chief judge, drawing opposition ire before election It urged authorities to quickly resolve the crisis that could undermine the credibility of the February 16 vote. In separate statements, the countries said the action of Buhari could have effect on the general election. Nigerians have pointed out that the suspension occurred shortly before the chief justice was to swear in members of various election petition tribunals. [Full Article...]

Nurse arrested in rape of woman who gave birth in vegetative state

Nurse arrested in rape of woman who gave birth in vegetative state Nathan Sutherland a male nurse who was responsible for the care of a 29-year-old patient at the Hacienda Healthcare clinic, has been arrested under the suspicion of raping his patient according to CNN . The Hacienda statement said the company welcomed the move by the police and had looked into conducting its own DNA tests. "We owed this arrest for the victim, we owed this arrest of the newes... [Full Article...]

Trump expected to back short-term government funding bill

Trump expected to back short-term government funding bill But shortly after the votes, a possible way out of the deepening crisis began to take shape, when Senate leaders huddled in private to discuss a proposal to fund lapsed federal agencies for three weeks, to allow for negotiations over border security . [Full Article...]

Pompeo stresses a reduction of North's arsenal-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

Pompeo stresses a reduction of North's arsenal-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily That announcement coincided with the visit to Washington of former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol and hinted at movement in a denuclearisation effort that has stalled since a landmark first meeting between Trump and the North Korean leader previous year. [Full Article...]

MSNBC, CNN Go From ‘Bombshell’ to ‘Frustrated’ After Mueller Disputes BuzzFeed Report

MSNBC, CNN Go From ‘Bombshell’ to ‘Frustrated’ After Mueller Disputes BuzzFeed Report He could have declared victory, he could have spiked the football... Giuliani appeared Sunday on CNN, where he said he didn't know if Trump had discussed with Cohen a 2017 congressional interview at which Cohen admitted lying about a Trump Tower project in Moscow. [Full Article...]

Wind-chill advisory issued for northeast IN, northwest Ohio

Wind-chill advisory issued for northeast IN, northwest Ohio Wind chill values will moderate this afternoon as winds ease. Blustery winds will keep wind chills in the single digits. Highs on Wednesday afternoon will be in the lower-50s. A full list of recorded overnight low temperatures can be found at the National Weather Service site . Today will be mainly sunny skies with winds gusting up to 15 km/h. [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris holds media availability after announcing presidential bid

Kamala Harris holds media availability after announcing presidential bid This California's Democratic Senator has today announced that she will run for the position of US President. "My parents were very active in the civil rights movement and that's the language that I grew up hearing". Richard Odeja and representative John Delaney have also declared, but there is no clear front-runner as yet. "You will serve your six years?" she was asked in October, the New Y... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump and Pelosi again butt heads but others see possible paths

Donald Trump and Pelosi again butt heads but others see possible paths But Trump did not budge on his $5.7 billion demand for the wall and, in essence, offered to temporarily roll-back some of his own hawkish immigration actions - actions that have been blocked by federal courts. Both Trump and Pence sought to reassure their supporters that their offer to Democrats, who have already rejected the proposal, did not amount to amnesty. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He’ll Make ‘Major Announcement’ Saturday on Shutdown

Trump Says He’ll Make ‘Major Announcement’ Saturday on Shutdown Pelosi said earlier in the day that the expected proposal was "a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable". "Unfortunately, he keeps putting forward one-sided and ineffective remedies". He added , "The only responsible path forward is to reopen the government immediately". [Full Article...]

Trump says no amnesty for Dreamers, signals support in broader deal

Trump says no amnesty for Dreamers, signals support in broader deal Mr Trump said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would bring the legislation to a vote this week . Eyeing a grander cause of revitalizing the checks and balances in the US government, House Democrats are also using it as a rare opportunity to empower the legislative branch against the ever-expanding executive branch. [Full Article...]

Divers swim with massive great white shark, possibly biggest on record

Divers swim with massive great white shark, possibly biggest on record A group of divers near Oahu were monitoring tiger sharks feeding off a decomposed sperm whale when they encountered a giant great white shark , reports The Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "What they're doing when they're in Hawaii is really deep dives during the day. You know, it's misunderstood and misconstrued as these ravenous mindless man-eating machines". [Full Article...]


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