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U.S. asks Canada to turn over Huawei's CFO on alleged sanctions violations

U.S. asks Canada to turn over Huawei's CFO on alleged sanctions violations Reports of the Tuesday meeting between McCallum and Chinese media, which was kept secret from English-language media, emerged Wednesday morning as clips began circulating online of McCallum defending the argument put forward by China over the past two months that there has been political interference in Meng's case and pointing the finger squarely at U.S. [Full Article...]

Taliban-US talks 'making headway'

Taliban-US talks 'making headway' Baradar, who coordinated the insurgent group's military operations in southern Afghanistan , was arrested in 2010 by a team from Pakistan's military-controlled intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence, and the U.S. Based on unconfirmed reports, Taliban's representatives will come to Kabul after a possible ceasefire and will talk with the Afghan government. Members of Afghanistan's H... [Full Article...]

Floridas state secretary resigns after blackface photo surfaces

Floridas state secretary resigns after blackface photo surfaces DeSantis, a Republican, said he accepted Ertel's decision to resign to avoid getting "mired" in controversies. Ertel told the Tallahassee Democrat that he was the man "in blackface and red lipstick, wearing earrings and a New Orleans Saints bandanna, and falsies under a purple T-shirt that had "Katrina Victim" written on it". [Full Article...]

Rescue for trapped Spanish boy reaches critical hours

Julen Rosello fell down the narrow 110-meter (360-foot) -deep borehole on January 13 while his family was preparing a countryside Sunday lunch. A spokeswoman with the government's office in the southern province of Malaga said rescuers finished digging a tunnel in the early hours of Saturday to discover the remains of the boy. [Full Article...]

Bring Back our Girls activist Oby Ezekwesili withdraws from Nigeria's presidential race

Bring Back our Girls activist Oby Ezekwesili withdraws from Nigeria's presidential race Ezekwesili, in a statement by the spokesman of her Hope "19 Campaign Organisation, Mr Ozioma Ubabukoh, announced her withdrawal early Thursday morning". "If you will observe, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili , is the only presidential candidate who was so militant in her campaign without any tangible thing on the ground to indicate any seriousness in the prosecution of her campaign". [Full Article...]

Florida Bank Shooting: All 5 Victims Were Women

Florida Bank Shooting: All 5 Victims Were Women Chief Hoglund described the victims as " our sisters, our mothers, our daughters and our co-workers", he said. That is all the information available at this time. "It got worse as we broke up". "We've had barbeques together". Then I decided it was too much for my mental health'. Xaver's ex-girlfriend, Alex Gerlach, spoke to the Washington Post and revealed that he has spoken about killing peo... [Full Article...]

Wind Chills Near Zero Friday; More Snow Looking Ahead

Wind Chills Near Zero Friday; More Snow Looking Ahead Total snow should range from around 5 to 9 inches for most of southeastern Wisconsin. On top of the cold, the winds will be gusting 15-25 miles per hour and possibly higher. The National Weather Service is issuing another Winter Weather Advisory for Thursday afternoon, starting at Noon, and running through Friday at 7:00 p.m. [Full Article...]

Trump's former attorney and personal 'fixer' backs out of scheduled congressional testimony

Trump's former attorney and personal 'fixer' backs out of scheduled congressional testimony Attorney Lanny Davis, who has been advising Cohen on his media strategy, said in a statement that Cohen had chose to postpone his appearance to a later date due to "ongoing threats against his family from Trump" and Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani , as well as his ongoing cooperation with investigators. [Full Article...]

India launches satellite designed by students

India launches satellite designed by students The Microsat-R was released in a 274-km polar sun synchronous orbit, reported PTI. Kalamsat has been built at a cost of just Rs 12 lakh. Its first three segments usually drop back to Earth; its fourth and final stage uses liquid propellants, and can be stopped and restarted several times to get a spacecraft into just the right orbit. [Full Article...]

Trump announces deal to end record-long shutdown

Trump announces deal to end record-long shutdown The deal announced Friday would extend funding for three weeks, restoring government operations for the shuttered federal agencies, and enabling the almost 800,000 employees who have been furloughed or forced to work without pay to receive their delayed pay, while leaving the issue of border security to be negotiated separately. [Full Article...]

President Uhuru Only Head of State at Felix Tshisekedi's Inauguration in DRC

President Uhuru Only Head of State at Felix Tshisekedi's Inauguration in DRC One of Tshisekedi's first tasks will be to appoint a prime minister in a move which will see him sharing power with Kabila's supporters, who hold an overwhelming majority in parliament. Fayulu's sentiments are widely shared by the Catholic church. But Fayulu lost a court challenge for a recount. In this age of technology, one wonders why election results, however vast a country is, would take long... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation and Turkey Plan to Stabilize Syria's Idlib Province, Putin Says

Russian Federation and Turkey Plan to Stabilize Syria's Idlib Province, Putin Says Putin noted that a 1998 agreement between Turkey and Syria is still valid. "The situation taking shape around Idlib is a cause for serious concern ". Russian Federation and Turkey are on opposite sides of the conflict. The agreement is now tested by Trump's abrupt decision to withdraw from Syria, leaving Moscow, Ankara and Tehran jockeying for influence in the country. [Full Article...]

Douglas County, Wis., to hold off on additional charges vs. Closs suspect

Douglas County, Wis., to hold off on additional charges vs. Closs suspect The 13-year-old was missing for 88 days when she was found walking down a road in frigid weather without a coat and gloves. During the nationwide search for Jayme, the Federal Bureau of Investigation had offered a $25,000 reward, which Hormel soon doubled to $50,000. [Full Article...]

Trump to deliver state of union address after gov't shutdown ends

Trump to deliver state of union address after gov't shutdown ends Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that he looked forward to "giving a "great" State of the Union Address in the near future!" Trump is refusing to reopen the government until he gets a deal on funding for his long-sought border wall. [Full Article...]

FBI, divers, state officials search for 3-year-old boy who disappeared

FBI, divers, state officials search for 3-year-old boy who disappeared At a news conference Thursday night, Brittany Hathaway thanked the almost 600 volunteers who turned out to search for Casey Lynn Hathaway after he went missing from his grandmother's backyard Tuesday. The 3-year-old went missing on Tuesday while playing in the garden of his grandmother's house in Ernul, NC. The FBI, NCIS and dozens of volunteers initially joined the effort to find the boy, des... [Full Article...]

European Union parliament won't approve Brexit deal without Irish 'backstop'

European Union parliament won't approve Brexit deal without Irish 'backstop' In the event of a no deal, however, the European Union has said Ireland will have to ensure customs controls on goods coming over the land frontier with the north, creating a problem for Dublin, since a hard border is seen as a threat to peace, Reuters reports. [Full Article...]

China says holding writer on security charge

China says holding writer on security charge Friends raised the prospect of Yang's case following China's detention of two Canadian citizens - Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor - in recent weeks. He has not yet been granted access to consular assistance. Both issues have figured in speculation about the reasons for Yang's detention. Writers' advocacy group PEN accused China of overt repression, saying: "It's obvious that Yang wou... [Full Article...]

Trump Bends to Pelosi's Will, Accepts Postponement of SOTU

Trump Bends to Pelosi's Will, Accepts Postponement of SOTU Following a high-stakes game of dare and double-dare, Trump conceded that "no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber" and that he was not looking for an alternate option after Pelosi served notice earlier Wednesday that he won't be allowed to deliver the address to a joint session of Congress next week. [Full Article...]

Merkel reaffirms goal to create an European Union army

Merkel reaffirms goal to create an European Union army The speech comes just a day after Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron signed a new treaty on Franco-German Cooperation and Integration in the German city of Aachen, which, among other things, aims to boost defence cooperation between the two countries, reaffirms their readiness to help if the other one is attacked. [Full Article...]

ROK looks for Kim nuclear dismantling pledge at next Trump summit

ROK looks for Kim nuclear dismantling pledge at next Trump summit Reunification has been discussed since the two sides split in the Korean War, but both governments have had difficulties finding common ground. Kim and Trump's first encounter was a high-profile summit in Singapore in June - the first ever meeting between a sitting United States president and a North Korean leader. [Full Article...]


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