• Trump Predicts North Korea ‘Economic’ Rocket Under Peace
Trump Predicts North Korea ‘Economic’ Rocket Under Peace

One of the focuses of the next Trump-Kim meeting is on whether Washington will accept some of North Korea's requests. Before travelling to Pyongyang on Wednesday, Mr Biegun said he wanted to achieve some "concrete deliverables". The US has said it will offer sanctions relief only after the North fully and verifiably dismantles its nuclear weapo...

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  • Met Éireann officially names Storm Erik and issues Status Orange warning
Met Éireann officially names Storm Erik and issues Status Orange warning

The estimated restoration time is expected around 12.45pm, with contractors on their way, however, with the winds set to get worse, that could be a little longer. More rain is forecast in Reading on Sunday, February 10. The latest update from Met Eireann has the warning for Donegal in place until 6.00 am on Saturday.

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  • Trump plans rally, Pelosi seeks deal as wall deadline nears
Trump plans rally, Pelosi seeks deal as wall deadline nears

Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX), who represents El Paso, disagreed with the president. "The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime , one of the highest in the entire country, and considered one of our nation's most unsafe cities", he said .

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  • Matthew Whitaker Faced Grilling on Capitol Hill
Matthew Whitaker Faced Grilling on Capitol Hill

Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up", Whitaker said , in a bold challenge to the head of the committee. "We have agreed to five-minute rounds". In his prepared opening statement, Whitaker said he meant to protect executive privilege involving his "deliberations or conversations" with the President, citing "long-standing executive bran...

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  • Frozen, unresponsive cat brought back to life by vets
Frozen, unresponsive cat brought back to life by vets

Jevon Clark of the Animal Clinic of Kalispell said Thursday. According to the vet, cats' temperatures are normally around 101F. Warm water, hair dryers, heated towels and a heated kennel had to be used to get her body temperature back to normal.

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  • USB stick found in New Zealand seal poop somehow still works
USB stick found in New Zealand seal poop somehow still works

The sample was submitted by a vet who had been monitoring a sickly-looking leopard seal on Oreti Beach, Invercargill , on New Zealand's South Island. "The leopard seal researchers would like some more leopard seal scat please", Niwa said in a release. "W$3 e basically have to sift it". Inside the poop, they found a USB drive which still wor...

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  • Taliban, Washington at odds over Afghanistan troop pullout
Taliban, Washington at odds over Afghanistan troop pullout

In December, a US official said Trump was planning to withdraw more than 5,000 USA troops in Afghanistan , triggering worries about whether a smaller force would be able to fulfill missions under way and stabilize the country. In addition to departure of all foreign troops, the Taliban are demanding the end of U.S. bombing of civilians, a constitu...

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  • Russia, ISIS oil collaboration will fail, Pompeo says
Russia, ISIS oil collaboration will fail, Pompeo says

In December, Mr Trump announced the withdrawal of 2,000-plus U.S. troops from Syria. Trump, in his address, insisted that coalition forces "have liberated virtually all of that territory from the grip of these bloodthirsty monsters", echoing his recent comments declaring victory in the Syria fight.

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  • UK Prime Minister Vows No Return to Hard Border with Ireland
UK Prime Minister Vows No Return to Hard Border with Ireland

Speaking in Tokyo yesterday, Mrs Merkel insisted that "from a political point of view, there is still time" to negotiate on the Brexit deal, particularly on "such a precise problem" as the Irish border. They have committed to addressing "the specific challenges of Irish businesses" - but what exactly this means has yet to be defined. Already Busine...

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  • Russia Conducts Test of Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile
Russia Conducts Test of Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile

Sergei Shoigu's statement follows the USA decision to suspend its obligations under the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty over alleged Russian violations. "The issue of missiles under the treaty is directly linked to security in East Asia". "This is Russia's final opportunity to return to compliance", Wood said.

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  • ISIS regrouping quicker in Iraq than Syria, says US-led coalition
ISIS regrouping quicker in Iraq than Syria, says US-led coalition

Angus King, I-Maine, to clarify if he had been consulted ahead of the president's announcement in December, Votel responded "I was not consulted". However, Trump's latest decision to withdraw USA troops from Syria and his latest controversial remarks concerning US forces in Iraq have, to quite an extent, overshadowed the upcoming meeting.

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  • Freezing Rain Warning issued for London region
Freezing Rain Warning issued for London region

Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday. Areas to the north (in blue) will likely see more sleet/ice pellets with some freezing rain mixing in from time to time. The Wednesday evening commute will likely be affected due to the potential for untreated surfaces to become icy. The warmest temperatures of the day will be near -14°C and overnight lows will fall t...

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  • Federal prosecutors subpoena records from Trump inaugural committee
Federal prosecutors subpoena records from Trump inaugural committee

The subpoena also requested documents relating to donations "made by or on behalf of foreign nationals, including but not limited to any communications regarding or relating to the possibility of donations by foreign nationals", the Journal reported .

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  • 1000+ mm rain in one week forces evacuations in Australia
1000+ mm rain in one week forces evacuations in Australia

An aerial view shows the flood-affected area in Townsville, Queensland, Australia February 3, 2019 , in this still image from video obtained from social media. She said the total damage bill was likely to cost "hundreds of millions of dollars because of the scale of it" in a long recovery. "The fact that people are safe today here in Towns...

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  • Iran Warns Europe Not to Force 'Strategic Leap' on Missile Range
Iran Warns Europe Not to Force 'Strategic Leap' on Missile Range

Tehran has showcased a new, long-range cruise missile, capable of covering over 1,350 kilometers. The Hoveizeh missle was shown off at a ceremony in Tehran and the private-run Tasnim News Agency published a 37-second video of the test-firing alongside its report .

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  • United Kingdom and other European countries recognise Guaidó as Venezuela's leader
United Kingdom and other European countries recognise Guaidó as Venezuela's leader

Most Lima Group members have said Maduro should quit in favour of Guaido and have called for a new election. Venezuela has as many as 2,000 generals, according to unofficial estimates, many of whom do not command troops and whose defection would not necessarily weaken the ruling socialists.

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  • Plane carrying Cardiff City's Sala goes missing over English Channel
Plane carrying Cardiff City's Sala goes missing over English Channel

The latest update on the search comes from Sky News , who claim that the operation has now turned into a rescue mission after rescue crews have failed in their lengthy search for the missing plane. "I am not expecting anyone to be alive", Channel Islands Air Search chief officer John Fitzgerald said. "I'm imagining that people in a light aircraft ...

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  • Red Cross talks to US about risks of sending Venezuela aid
Red Cross talks to US about risks of sending Venezuela aid

Aimed at driving Mr Maduro from power, the sanctions were the strongest measures yet against the 56-year-old former union leader who has overseen economic collapse and an exodus of millions of Venezuelans in recent years. On Monday, the 27th of January, 2019, the USA administration had imposed a sweeping sanction on PDVSA , the Venezuelan state-...

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  • Five killed after parts of plane hit house in California
Five killed after parts of plane hit house in California

A Cessna 414A, depending on its configuration, is capable of carrying up to 10 people. The male pilot, who was the only person in the twin-engine plane, and four people in the Yorba Linda house that caught fire died Sunday, Orange County Sheriff's Lt.

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  • Cedric Marks, at Center of Temple Disappearance Case, Escapes Custody
Cedric Marks, at Center of Temple Disappearance Case, Escapes Custody

Cedric Joseph Marks , 44, eluded police custody Sunday morning in Conroe, Texas , about 40 miles north of Houston, while the transport van had stopped at a McDonald's, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter , labelling the escapee as "extremely unsafe".

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  • India protests detention of 129 students in US over 'fake' university
India protests detention of 129 students in US over 'fake' university

The University of Farmington, advertised as based in MI state, was run by undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security to expose "pay-to-stay" immigration fraud. It is unclear how many students are facing deportation, but it's being called one of the largest sweeps in recent years. The indictment accuses the students of enrolling ...

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  • 'Good Chance,' Says Trump, I'll Declare National Emergency Declaration to Build Wall
'Good Chance,' Says Trump, I'll Declare National Emergency Declaration to Build Wall

I happen to think it's very bad politics because basically she wants open borders. "She knows that you need a barrier", he said. Trump once again called a congressional conference committee debating border security a " waste of time " and said his administration was proceeding with the construction of 115 miles of wall on the border with Mexico...

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  • Nissan abandons pledge to make SUV in United Kingdom, citing Brexit
Nissan abandons pledge to make SUV in United Kingdom, citing Brexit

A letter from the chairman of Nissan Europe to Sunderland factory staff, which has been obtained by Sky News , confirmed the news and telling them the model will continue to be made in Japan. British politicians have sharply criticized May's Brexit deal and voted it down in Parliament. The comments came from Shadow Business Secretary Rebecca L...

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  • Donald Trump weighs in on U.S. governor Ralph Northam racism controversy
Donald Trump weighs in on U.S. governor Ralph Northam racism controversy

Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, as well as Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott condemned Northam following his press conference. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam now denies he is the man in blackface in a photo in his yearbook. I am not and will not excuse the content of the photo. "I am deeply sorry". The Ku Klux Klan is one of the oldest and most i...

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  • Budget 2019: Where the government will earn and spend its rupee
Budget 2019: Where the government will earn and spend its rupee

The basic exemption limit of Rs 2.5 lakh applies to everyone. Piyush Goyal also announced that all interest income above Rs 40,000 from bank deposits will now get taxed as against the earlier Rs 10,000. Subsequently, you pay tax at the rate of 5% for taxable income between ₹2.5 lakh and ₹5 lakh, 20% for income between ₹5 lakh and ₹10 lakh and 30%...

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  • Europe set to announce plan letting Iran bypass U.S. sanctions
Europe set to announce plan letting Iran bypass U.S. sanctions

Three European nations appeared poised Thursday to announce they have created a way for Iran to continue trade with them and avoid re-imposed US sanctions, two Iranian officials said, setting up a potential collision with President Donald Trump's maximalist approach against Tehran.

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  • Canada cuts diplomatic staffing in Cuba
Canada cuts diplomatic staffing in Cuba

Ottawa confirmed Wednesday that the staff at the embassy in Havana was going from about 16 positions to up to eight. In this April 17, 2018 file photo, a man walks beside Canada's embassy in Havana, Cuba . " This decision contrasts with the level, status and presence of Canadian diplomatic staff in other world capitals where they do not enjoy as...

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  • Starbucks baristas told how to handle Schultz 2020 questions
Starbucks baristas told how to handle Schultz 2020 questions

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said he was skeptical about the viability of a Schultz candidacy and whom it may help in the 2020 election. "That's inexcusable", he added . "You already lost me". Potential Democratic candidate Julian Castro appeared on television to plead with Schultz to pull out of contention. "It's a bit of a whirlwind and t...

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  • Pro-Russian Twitter account used material from Mueller's team to discredit probe
Pro-Russian Twitter account used material from Mueller's team to discredit probe

Petersburg headquarters after a series of bomb threats, according to Russian media. CNN also reported Wednesday that confidential documents ended up on a pro-Russia Twitter account that linked to a website where they were dumped online.

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  • Snow to hit London tonight as Southeastern warns of busier peak trains
Snow to hit London tonight as Southeastern warns of busier peak trains

Southwest England and South Wales are under an amber "risk to life" heavy snow warning, as the so-called "snowbomb" heads for the coast. According to the forecaster there is a 90 per cent chance of "heavy snowfall" in Hastings from 10pm. Where will be hardest hit? Maximum temperatures of 3°C are predicted. Commuters in many parts of the countr...

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