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Rogue Chinese scientist He Jiankui faces punishment for creating gene-edited babies

Rogue Chinese scientist He Jiankui faces punishment for creating gene-edited babies The official report says that, beginning in June 2016, in pursuit of "personal fame and fortune", He evaded supervision to conduct reproductive genetic editing experiments prohibited by the state. Photos captured the disgraced professor on a balcony in an apartment block on the sprawling campus, but he has not made a public appearance since defending his actions in Hong Kong, at the Second Interna... [Full Article...]

Germany's Maas rejects five-year limit on Irish backstop in Brexit deal

Germany's Maas rejects five-year limit on Irish backstop in Brexit deal A bill from Labour's Yvette Cooper , with the backing of Remainer Tory MPs, which also directs the prime minister to seek a deadline extension if a Brexit deal is not agreed by February 16. Slack said a meaningful vote was still mandatory if the U.K.is to leave the European Union with a deal, but the government won't bring one until it's confident of getting Parliament backing. [Full Article...]

Graham says he'll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders

Graham says he'll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders His comments came shortly after US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad concluded his four-day visit to Pakistan, during which he met with Khan and the country's powerful military chief Gen. Taliban and the USA started talks in July 2018 in Qatar, and later the two sides held at least two rounds of talks. Graham said a meeting between the two leaders was vital to negotiating a deal in Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Researchers Find Another NKorean Missile Base

Researchers Find Another NKorean Missile Base Amid skepticism that the USA has not made much progress in talks with North Korea to abandon its nuclear arsenal, Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. It has never been declared by North Korea. The details came to light as nuclear envoys for the U.S., North Korea and South Korea held talks at a resort outside Stockholm, the Associated Press reported, citing the Swedish foreign ministry. [Full Article...]

Taliban attack Afghan security compound, scores killed

Taliban attack Afghan security compound, scores killed The group has threatened to pull out of peace talks but today met a USA special envoy in Qatar. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the Afghan Taliban was behind the attack - the latest in near-daily assaults by the militants who now hold sway in almost half of Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Theresa May set to lay out Brexit deal plan B

Theresa May set to lay out Brexit deal plan B Rather than unveiling a Plan B, she set out Plan May with some procedural bells and whistles. 'We are calling on politicians of all stripes to come together to urgently find a way forward from this alarming Brexit stalemate'. The problem is that this goes further than changing the default on Brexit; it reverses Brexit itself. Changes in the backstop could help win over Conservative euroscept... [Full Article...]

Fourteen dead after fire engulfs two gas tankers off Crimea

Fourteen dead after fire engulfs two gas tankers off Crimea It was reported earlier that the two vessels caught fire after an explosion. Clouds of black smoke can been seen billowing from one of the ships has a huge fire burns through the deck. The Kerch Strait between Russian-annexed Crimea and southern Russia controls access from the Black Sea to the Azov Sea, where there are both Russian and Ukrainian ports. [Full Article...]

Trump Makes Surprise Visit To MLK Memorial

Trump Makes Surprise Visit To MLK Memorial Sharpton claimed that Trump and Pence only visited the MLK Memorial because Sharpton attacked them earlier in the day for not having an official event at the White House to celebrate Martin Luther King Day a "federal holiday that Ronald Reagan signed". [Full Article...]

MLK Day 'Marade': Annual March And Parade Held In Denver

MLK Day 'Marade': Annual March And Parade Held In Denver Parade is still scheduled to go on at noon Monday but will be without the Horry County Schools All Star Marching Band as the school district made a decision to remove it from the lineup due to the wintry weather. Bernhardt, acting secretary of the Interior. "It kind of takes all of the core values of acceptance of people". Commission and City of San Antonio held the first official Martin Luth... [Full Article...]

Wind Chill Advisory Issued For Hudson Valley, May feel -40

Another cold front coming through Thursday would stop the rain, but it would commence another round of cooler temperatures. And somehow even in this deep freeze, the snow continues to swirl. High -1. Wind chill -15 in the morning and -3 in the afternoon. Rest your back, you're going to need that shovel again. While most spots especially further to the southeast of the turnpike you go will ju... [Full Article...]

Theresa May scraps European Union settlement fee

Theresa May scraps European Union settlement fee Sky News reported that May would present a plan to ditch the Irish "backstop" to gain the support of Tory rebels and the DUP, which backs Britain's minority government. "We need bold action", he said. "There are a number of options - we will look to see what is going to secure the support of the House". German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Sunday it was unclear how any talks between Br... [Full Article...]

'For the People': California Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Run

'For the People': California Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Run ABC's Good Morning America got the exclusive first interview with Harris . "That's the language that I grew up hearing, and it was about a belief that we are a country that was founded on noble ideals". As California's attorney general, she refused to defend Proposition 8, the state's ban on same-sex marriage, and also refused to certify a "Kill the Gays" ballot initiative that would have instit... [Full Article...]

Trump, Pence give surprise addresses at anti-abortion march | newkerala.com #91532

Trump, Pence give surprise addresses at anti-abortion march | newkerala.com #91532 Pence gave a list of antiabortion actions, including Trump's appointment of conservative judges to powerful appellate courts across the country, and his reinstatement of the Mexico City policy that bans U.S. "Every child is human even in utero and they deserve the right to life", Sheila, a 56-year-old Maryland resident, said in an interview, declining to give her last name because of the political... [Full Article...]

Protesters put Macron's grand 'debate' to test

Protesters put Macron's grand 'debate' to test Turnout was being closely watched for signs of possible fatigue in the movement as it enters its third month and Macron's 'great national debate gains momentum. In a statement, he argued that more people will be injured when police does not use tear gas. Reuters correspondents also reported disturbances in Bordeaux, Lyon and Marseille, while the local government building was attacked in Angers, no... [Full Article...]

Mexico pipeline blast kills 66 and injures dozens more

Mexico pipeline blast kills 66 and injures dozens more The Defense Ministry and Lopez Obrador said the army, which had just 25 soldiers present before the explosion, did not want to hold back the crowd. "I call on the whole government to assist people there". "Ay, no, where is my son?" wailed Hugo Olvera Estrada, whose 13-year-old son, Hugo Olvera Bautista, was at the spot where the fire erupted. Thieves drilled about 12,581 illegal taps in the firs... [Full Article...]

Giuliani: Trump Talked About Building Moscow Tower During 2016 Campaign

Giuliani: Trump Talked About Building Moscow Tower During 2016 Campaign Giuliani made a similar comment last month on ABC News when he suggested that the president knew that Cohen was pursuing the project into 2016. On NBC's Meet the Press , Giuliani said Trump's team had told Mueller the discussions "went on throughout 2016" and continued "probably up to, could be up to, as far as October, November". [Full Article...]

Toddler walks toward police with her hands up after dad gets arrested

Toddler walks toward police with her hands up after dad gets arrested He said officers were surprised when the little girl popped out of the truck and approached them and ask their detainee are there any other adults in the auto. "You're okay, come over here sweetie, you're okay". Body camera footage of the incident, later released by the City of Tallahassee Police Department, shows the officers were, in fact, comforting the child. [Full Article...]

US, N Korea Officials Hold First 'Productive' High-Level Meeting - State Dept

US, N Korea Officials Hold First 'Productive' High-Level Meeting - State Dept The TT news agency says U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun is meeting with Pyongyang's Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui. The White House said Mr Trump was "looking forward to a second summit with Chairman Kim" after the two men held their historic first summit in Singapore last June . [Full Article...]

World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan The supercentenarian was certified by Guiness World Records in April 2018 as the world's oldest living man at 112 years and 259 days. Japan has always been famed for the longevity of its residents, as reflected in its rapidly ageing population, soaring numbers of centenarians and the regular presence of elderly Japanese in Guinness World Records . [Full Article...]

Democrats vow to investigate whether Trump obstructed justice following bombshell report

Democrats vow to investigate whether Trump obstructed justice following bombshell report BuzzFeed News reported on January 17 that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations over the Moscow project during the 2016 campaign. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, whose panel would lead potential impeachment proceedings, tweeted Friday. Rivera added, "At what point in fairness-after 2 years do Americans of good will say enough already?" Cohen i... [Full Article...]


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