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World News US blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit
Author: 0 US blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) revealed last week that, by its estimates, North Korea has enough nuclear fuel to build seven more bombs. But Kim had qualified that commitment "upon the United States taking corresponding measures", Biegun noted, adding that the U.S. side is "prepared to discuss many actions that could help build trust between our two countries".

World News Iran's Zarif accuses Israel, U.S. of seeking war
Author: 0 Iran's Zarif accuses Israel, U.S. of seeking war

That response was in marked contrast to its reception of Vice President Mike Pence , who spoke after the chancellor. He said: "There are territories being liberated, but ISIS or terrorism is not defeated yet, because the ideology is still there, the people are still there and the causes of recruitment are still valid".

World News ‘All Options Are Open’: Trump Puts Venezuelan Military On Notice
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Trump pleaded with Venezuela's military to support Guaido and warned of dire consequences for standing with Maduro. " We seek a peaceful transition of power, but all options are open ", Trump said . President Nicolas Maduro government has refused to take in the aid thus far, saying it could justify foreign interference in the country's domestic affairs.

World News Guaido calls on armed forces to allow in aid
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Guaido declared himself acting president on January 23, but Maduro - who was inaugurated for a second term that the United States, dozens of other countries and the Venezuelan opposition have decried as illegitimate - has neither stepped down as president nor heeded calls to hold another election.

World News Nigerian Army speaks on Buhari's 'death threat' against ballot snatchers
Author: 0 Nigerian Army speaks on Buhari's 'death threat' against ballot snatchers

He said that available information was that the Managing Director of the company was a senatorial candidate of APC in Niger State. "The Constitution and the laws protect INEC, but they can not take us for granted". The Chairman of INEC, Prof. The United States of America (USA) in its reaction said it fully supports the decisions of the heads of ECOWAS and other worldwide missions on the postponement of the election in Nigeria.

World News Attack kills 25 soldiers in Indian Kashmir
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The toll from Thursday's terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force ( CRPF ) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 45 as two more troopers succumbed to their injuries, officials said on Friday. The attack is the bloodiest on Indian security forces in the region since an attack on an army camp in 2016. The Indian government accused Pakistan of letting militant groups operate from its soil and called on it to take action.

World News Netanyahu invokes 'war' on Iran at Warsaw summit, then quickly backtracks
Author: 0 Netanyahu invokes 'war' on Iran at Warsaw summit, then quickly backtracks

Even host Poland - eager to please the United States as it worries about a resurgent Russian Federation - has said that it backs the nuclear accord, with which UN inspectors say Iran is complying. The U.S. recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital, along with the cancellation of hundreds of millions of dollars in American aid to the Palestinians, have prompted the Palestinians to cut off ties with the White House and pre-emptively reject the peace plan.

World News Republican-Controlled Senate to Vote on Democrats' Green New Deal
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But, noting that the Green New Deal is extremely popular among the USA public-with one survey showing that 57 percent of Republican voters and 81 percent of Americans overall support the ambitious idea-Markey concluded that "Republicans, climate deniers, and the fossil fuel industry are going to end up on the wrong side of history".

World News Black leopard photos are awesome but not first in 100 years
Author: 0 Black leopard photos are awesome but not first in 100 years

The leopard, spotted in Laikipia Wilderness Camp in Kenya, has often been seen but getting pictures of it has proven to be very hard. With help from a local tour guide and other leopard researchers in Laikipia County, who followed tracks believed to belong to the leopard, Burrard-Lucas eventually settled on what he considered the flawless spot to set up Camtraptions Camera Traps .

World News DOJ: She Knew US Secrets and Gave Them to Iran
Author: 0 DOJ: She Knew US Secrets and Gave Them to Iran

Monica Elfriede Witt , who defected to Iran in 2013, is accused of helping Iranian officials target USA counterintelligence officers operating in that country. After leaving the armed forces in 2008, Witt worked as a contractor for two years, officials said. The connections she made at that event with dual Iranian-American citizens enabled her to defect the following year.

World News Iran's Islamic Revolution Meant
Author: 0 Iran's Islamic Revolution Meant "40 Years Of Failure": Trump Advisor

The large turnout in state-sponsored rallies came as Iranians face rising prices, food shortages and high inflation that have triggered waves of protests. "The world saw when Iran made a decision to help people of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Yemen, they achieved victory". In January, President Hassan Rouhani said his country was experiencing its worst economic crisis since the overthrow of the Shah.

World News 'Time running out for Nicolas Maduro,' Venezuela's Juan Guaido tells DW
Author: 0 'Time running out for Nicolas Maduro,' Venezuela's Juan Guaido tells DW

Guaido's envoy to Brazil, Maria Teresa Belandria, said she had received assurances from Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo over the new aid centre. The militia is a civilian force founded in 2008 to supplement the armed forces. "Why do we protect the assets of Venezuela?" German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who was visiting Colombia, said in the city of Cartagena that Venezuela was on the verge of bankruptcy and that the supply situation of the population was "dramatically bad".

World News Ocasio-Cortez snaps back at Trump after he disparages 'Green New Deal'
Author: 0 Ocasio-Cortez snaps back at Trump after he disparages 'Green New Deal'

Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform ventured to the University of Miami to discuss Ocasio-Cortez's plan with students and gauge their thoughts on the deal. But others aren't as ready to make a decision one way or the other. "I know I speak for members on both sides of the aisle when I say we are grateful to our colleagues on the appropriations committee for their leadership", McConnell said Tuesday on the Senate floor.

World News Trump calls Ilhan Omar's apology 'lame,' says she should resign
Author: 0 Trump calls Ilhan Omar's apology 'lame,' says she should resign

While Omar has been in office less than two months, she's been surrounded by a number of controversies involving anti-Semitism. The editorial called Omar's apology for her latest tweets , in which she suggested the financial clout of the pro-Israel lobbying organization AIPAC was responsible for Republican lawmakers's support for Israel, "grudging".

World News At Least 17 Killed in Massive Fire at Delhi Hotel
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Among the dead were a woman and a child who tried to escape by jumping from a window, the Indian Express said. Three people jumped from the blazing structure even as 25 fire tenders rushed to the spot after receiving a call at 4.30 am. Building regulations and fire safety measures are routinely flouted by builders and incidents of fires are reported nearly every week from across the country.

World News Messy mix of snow, sleet to make for risky Tuesday commute
Author: 0 Messy mix of snow, sleet to make for risky Tuesday commute

The weather was expected as early as the late afternoon in some areas Monday and was expected to continue through the night making both the Monday evening commute and the Tuesday morning commute hard. A winter weather advisory is issued when there is any freezing rain or if there is two to four inches of snow. The next system to watch could bring some rain and snow to the area Thursday night into Friday as temperatures crash back down into the 20s by Friday into the weekend.

World News Hakeem al-Araibi Finally Welcomed Home By Supporters At Melbourne Airport
Author: 0 Hakeem al-Araibi Finally Welcomed Home By Supporters At Melbourne Airport

Two Australian expert cave divers who had helped rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thai cave in July also wrote to the Thai prime minister last week pleading for Al-Araibi's release. "They should think about giving him one minute (on Thursday) but I hope not because next Friday will be a home game", he said. "I want to thank this man who cares so much".

World News ‘Heavy clashes’ as US-backed forces battle IS in Syria: monitor
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On Saturday, Bali said he expected the battle for the last patch of territory held by Daesh to be over in days. While the bounty doesn't explicitly reveal the reason why the veteran foreign terrorist fighter has fallen in disfavour, intelligence officials, cited by The Guardian , suggest that he led the unsuccessful coup attempt aimed against the leader, Sputnk says.

World News Trump won’t meet China’s Xi before trade truce deadline
Author: 0 Trump won’t meet China’s Xi before trade truce deadline

The two sides have three weeks before U.S. duty rates on many Chinese goods are due to jump sharply, which economists say could further weaken the global economy. The President shook his head when reporters asked about the chances of a meeting sending global equities lower as hopes of an early trade deal between the two countries diminished.

World News Frozen cat revived after being found in Montana snow bank
Author: 0 Frozen cat revived after being found in Montana snow bank

Fluffy's body temperature initially did not register on a thermometer because it was so low. "Amazing success and survival story from this week", wrote Montana's Animal Clinic of Kalispell on Facebook . "We'll see if Fluffy likes that or Fluffy doesn't like that", he said. "They have a tendency to want to live", said veterinarian Dr. Jevon Clark. After about two hours of using warm water and blankets, the cat's temperature was still too low, so they took her to the emergency room.

World News Trump in ‘Very Good Health,’ Physician Says After Annual Exam
Author: 0 Trump in ‘Very Good Health,’ Physician Says After Annual Exam

Sean Conley in a memo for White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. "Absolutely", Jackson said at the time. "While the reports and recommendations are being finalized, I am happy to announce the President of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency, and beyond", Conley said in a memo sent to White House reporters.

World News Virginia lieutenant governor faces calls to resign amid sexual assault claims
Author: 0 Virginia lieutenant governor faces calls to resign amid sexual assault claims

Watson is "not seeking any financial damages", and her attorneys had notified Fairfax through his lawyers "that Ms. Watson hopes he will resign from public office", the firm said in its statement. Although the Democratic Party has taken nearly a zero-tolerance approach to misconduct among its members in this #MeToo era, a housecleaning in Virginia could be costly: If all three Democrats resigned, Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox would become governor.

World News North Korea nuclear talks: USA envoy Biegun prepares for Trump-Kim summit
Author: 0 North Korea nuclear talks: USA envoy Biegun prepares for Trump-Kim summit

The U.S. special representative to North Korea Stephen Biegun met with Kim Hyok Chol, Pyongyang's former envoy to Spain, earlier this week in Pyongyang to discuss arrangements for the summit. Before travelling to Pyongyang on Wednesday, Mr Biegun said he wanted to achieve some "concrete deliverables". Some experts say North Korea is trying to use the negotiations to weaken the sanctions and buy time to flawless its weapons program.

World News Afghan officials: Taliban kill 11 policemen, 10 others - worldwide
Author: 0 Afghan officials: Taliban kill 11 policemen, 10 others - worldwide

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration had accelerated negotiations to reach a political settlement in Afghanistan with groups including the Taliban , and, as they make progress, would be able to reduce the U.S. "By getting the Afghan opposition to talk to the Taliban, Moscow risks fracturing an already-fragile yet fledgling peace process-and provoking a fresh crisis within an Afghan government already riven by deep divisions", said Michael Kugelman, an analyst at the ...

World News Former Trump Lawyer Cohen’s Congressional Testimony Postponed
Author: 0 Former Trump Lawyer Cohen’s Congressional Testimony Postponed

The new Democrat-controlled House Intelligence Committee met for the first time Wednesday and wasted no time in making some moves. "We're going to do our jobs". "The special counsel's office, the Justice Department and its elements will now have access to those transcripts for any objective which will facilitate justice", Schiff told reporters after the committee's vote, adding that the transcripts will be sent to Mueller's investigators immediately.

World News Trump says may declare ISIS defeated next week
Author: 0 Trump says may declare ISIS defeated next week

On Monday , the Pentagon's Inspector General for the US military mission in Syria, which is dubbed Operation Inherent Resolve, released a quarterly report covering the time period from October 1 to December 31. "And last fall, we put in place the toughest sanctions ever imposed on a country", he said. It warned "a precipitous withdrawal" could destabilize the region and create a vacuum that could be filled by Iran or Russian Federation.

World News Pope in UAE Day 2
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The pope's public comments in Abu Dhabi have centered on calls to end wars across the Middle East and protect the rights of all citizens. Earlier this morning, the Head of the Catholic Church led the first-ever papal Mass in the Arabian Peninsula, which was attended by around 135,000 people at Zayed Sports City Stadium .

World News Trump Says He'll Keep Base in Iraq to 'Watch Iran'
Author: 0 Trump Says He'll Keep Base in Iraq to 'Watch Iran'

During the withdrawal, "We should expect that they [ISIS fighters] will attempt to attack us and regenerate themselves, and we will continue to put pressure on them to prevent that", Votel said . He said U.S. forces could be deployed again if there is a resurgence of militant groups like al-Qaeda. He said US troops were in Iraq as part of an agreement between the two countries with a specific mission of assisting in the fight against the Islamic State group and combatting "terrorism".

World News Tuesday forecast: Patchy freezing drizzle through tonight
Author: 0 Tuesday forecast: Patchy freezing drizzle through tonight

In fact, Environment Canada is issued a freezing rain warning for the Greater Sudbury area. Much of eastern Iowa will be under winter weather advisories by the time the sun goes down Tuesday night. Areas of drizzle and freezing drizzle are expected to develop across south-central and eastern Kansas tonight. Temperatures drop quickly this evening and down towards -20°C overnight.

World News After 2 years of rancour, Trump to call for unity in address
Author: 0 After 2 years of rancour, Trump to call for unity in address

Trump will also highlight two of his legislative achievements: passage of a criminal justice bill that allows for early release of low-level offenders, and a package of programs and policies meant to curb the nation's opioid epidemic. There are a few ways to sidestep for McConnell and company, but they all involve directly avoiding the resolution by a last-minute rule change or an up-and-down vote, both of which have the same effect of overtly supporting Trump's state of emergency.

World News Australia floods: People warned about crocodiles and snakes in water
Author: 0 Australia floods: People warned about crocodiles and snakes in water

Two other people were plucked to safety from the roof of their auto at Hyde Park nearby. There are fears thousands of others could have been inundated overnight. We have a grey ute out the front (for as long as it can be seen anyway). The reptile was spotted somewhere around Palmetum and the Good Shepherd Home.

World News Federal Jail in NYC Without Heat, Power for Days
Author: 0 Federal Jail in NYC Without Heat, Power for Days

The Bureau of Prisons has acknowledged that the jail "experienced a partial power outage due to a fire in the switch gear room". "I need to find out what's going on with my clients", Spilke said. U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez says she visited the jail with other elected officials Saturday and the heat was uneven and sporadic. On Sunday, the low will be around 30 degrees and the high is expected to be in the lower 40s.

World News Who backs whom in Venezuela crisis
Author: 0 Who backs whom in Venezuela crisis

The coordinated move to recognize Guaido by France, Spain, Germany, Britain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Luxembourg comes after the expiry of an eight-day ultimatum for Maduro to call a new election.

World News Pence speaks to cheering Venezuelan exiles in Miami
Author: 0 Pence speaks to cheering Venezuelan exiles in Miami

Venezuela's opposition leader called on more members of the military to abandon the country's socialist government following Saturday's defection of a high-ranking general, while President Nicolas Maduro proposed holding early National Assembly elections that could potentially oust his challenger.

World News Australia police say man in custody after airport evacuation
Author: 0 Australia police say man in custody after airport evacuation

Services on the airport train line were also shut down. The man's first language was Arabic and an Arabic-speaking police officer was at the scene within minutes to negotiate, Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said. "I think this photo (of the fake bomb) clearly indicate the extraordinary lengths that a person has gone to to create a perception of risk, threat and fear".

World News Two dead after small plane crashes in U.S. suburb, setting homes ablaze
Author: 0 Two dead after small plane crashes in U.S. suburb, setting homes ablaze

Video posted on Twitter showed panicked residents running to the house as it became engulfed in flames and dark smoke. The Cessna 414A was said to have taken off from a nearby municipal airport shortly before the crash. At least two people were killed, and two others were taken to a local hospital, according to OCFA. The number of people on board the plane is unknown at this time.

World News MMA fighter wanted on murder charges captured
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Marks was one of 10 people being transported from Louisiana, officials said. KCEN reported that in a court document before she was murdered , Scott called Marks "a pathological liar" and "a psychopath". She also said she had her phone in her hand, and Marks took it from her and threw it. TV station KCEN reported that Marks was arrested in MI last month on a charge alleging he broke into the Temple, Texas, home of an ex-girlfriend, Jenna Scott , on August 21.

World News Donald Trump: 'The chant should be now finish the wall'
Author: 0 Donald Trump: 'The chant should be now finish the wall'

Trump indicated that to secure funding for a wall on the border with Mexico, he will declare a national emergency on 15 February, the deadline for funding talks initiated after the 35-day shutdown, the longest in USA history. Previewing next Tuesday's speech before Congress, a senior administration official said Trump will "cast an inspiring vision of American greatness".

World News India monitoring detention of students after United States sting operation
Author: 0 India monitoring detention of students after United States sting operation

The University of Farmington describes itself on its website as a real university, but was fake, according to indictments unsealed on January 30, 2019. In the evolving case of the University of Farmington sting operation that The Hindu has been closely monitoring, 129 of the 130 arrested "students" are Indian nationals, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE ) said in an email.

World News Groundhog Gives Good News For Winter Sufferers
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As Phil Connors Jr., you grew up your father's shadow and are trapped in the small town of Punxsutawney. Groundhog Day first appeared in the newspaper in 1886 and an official celebration took place the following year, according to the groundhog club.

World News Senate GOP Rebukes Trump Over Syria, Afghanistan Withdrawals
Author: 0 Senate GOP Rebukes Trump Over Syria, Afghanistan Withdrawals

The move was a rare showing of opposition from Republican senators who consistently side with the president, revealing a possible breaking point for Senate Republicans who view some of the president's foreign policy approaches as unsafe. "I guess some Senate Democrats don't want to vote on these important subjects, ' said McConnell of Kentucky". A growing number of Republicans are openly scoffing at President Donald Trump's handling of national security issues, with the Senate's number ...

World News Snow in East Devon
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After Tuesday night's smattering of snow, another weather warning remains in place for snow and ice across the region from 1pm today until 9pm on Friday. One driver claimed he "could see perfectly well" after his auto, with its side windows completely encased in snow, was stopped in High Wycombe, police added.

World News Cory Booker Announces He's Running for President
Author: 0 Cory Booker Announces He's Running for President

Booker also addressed one of the key issues during the race, health care, saying he would not get rid of all private insurance even as he supports universal health care. Booker's video announcement released Friday is classic Booker: brimming with hope, compassion, optimism. The two senators, both African-American, are expected to battle for the influential black vote in the Democratic primaries.

World News Trump backs down over border wall
Author: 0 Trump backs down over border wall

And almost one in three Republicans and GOP-leaning independents said they would like to nominate someone other than Trump to be the Republican presidential candidate in 2020, the poll found. Trump also touted what he said were his successes in Syria, where he has alarmed allies by abruptly announcing a withdrawal of U.S. troops assisting local forces against the Islamic State group, and in North Korea.

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