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Mueller Investigation 'Close to Being Completed,' Says Acting Attorney General

Mueller Investigation 'Close to Being Completed,' Says Acting Attorney General Some of those conversations included "general discussion of the Special Counsel's investigation in which I gave my views on such matters as Bob Mueller's high integrity and various media reports". Barr also acknowleged he previously had spoken with Vice President Mike Pence about the Mueller investigation in 2017, but said he had provided no legal advice to the White House and denied that Pence ... [Full Article...]

There will be no change to Brexit backstop, says Tanaiste

There will be no change to Brexit backstop, says Tanaiste Conservative chairman Brandon Lewis announced that Tory MPs will be whipped to support an amendment tabled by senior backbencher Sir Graham in the series of votes on Tuesday evening. Clive Selly, CEO of Openreach told BBC Radio 5 Live: "We are stockpiling equipment so that if there should there be a hard Brexit we can continue to provide full service to customers. [Full Article...]

Housekeeper stuck in Manhattan elevator for three days is rescued

Housekeeper stuck in Manhattan elevator for three days is rescued According to CBS New York , the New York City Fire Department was called to a private residence on East 56th Street between Madison and Park Avenues Monday morning to respond to a stuck elevator. this morning, when they realized the elevator was stuck. The middle-aged woman, who did not have a phone with her, was at the home alone on Friday and all weekend, according to authorities. [Full Article...]

Tesco confirms 9,000 jobs at risk as it axes fresh food counters

Tesco confirms 9,000 jobs at risk as it axes fresh food counters He said shoppers had less time to spend and so using fresh food counters less frequently. Tesco Plc is set to cut about 15,000 jobs and close meat, fish and delicatessen counters, Mail on Sunday reported, citing unidentified industry sources. [Full Article...]

Hope fades for hundreds missing after Brazil dam collapse

Hope fades for hundreds missing after Brazil dam collapse Loudspeakers rang out at 5.30am among homes surrounding the Corrego do Feijao mining complex in southeastern Brazil , warning of dangerously high water levels, the Vale mining company said. Almost 300 are still missing, and rescuers say they are very unlikely to find more survivors. The Samarco dam break spilled five times the mining waste into a more remote region, killing 19 people, burying... [Full Article...]

Government report says U.S. budget deficit set to hit $897B

Government report says U.S. budget deficit set to hit $897B The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the longest-running government shutdown in USA history came at a price: costing the economy $11 billion with $ 3 billion that will never be recovered, according to a report released Monday . [Full Article...]

Famous Russian painting recovered after daylight robbery in gallery

The 31-year-old man told police that he had hidden the painting on the territory of a facility under construction in the Odintsovsky Region. Russian police said they had detained a suspect after a painting was stolen from a Moscow gallery on Sunday, when the thief strolled unchallenged past visitors who mistook him for an employee. [Full Article...]

TestInvasion Day protests held around country as debate over Australia Day continues

TestInvasion Day protests held around country as debate over Australia Day continues But "celebrate" has become a dirty word and for a growing number it has become a day of protest and indignation at a dark colonial past which for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples marks the beginning of the destruction of their culture. [Full Article...]

Taliban talks inch closer to landmark deal

Taliban talks inch closer to landmark deal Taliban representatives staged a brief walkout over differences with Khalilzad on Friday . In his official Twitter account, Khalilzad wrote that he wanted to build on six days of meetings in Doha. Taliban officials said U.S. negotiators on Saturday agreed a draft peace deal stipulating the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan within 18 months of the agreement being signed. [Full Article...]

2 men involved in Mass. Pike road rage incident due in court

2 men involved in Mass. Pike road rage incident due in court The chaotic scene caught on video shows Richard Kamrowski holding onto Mark Fitzgerald's white Infiniti for dear life as it barreled along the Massachusetts Turnpike on Friday, NBC10 Boston reported . Two fellow drivers helped bring the unsafe situation to an end by boxing in the SUV and forcing Fitzgerald to stop. Fitzgerald only stopped when other drivers intervened and boxed in the auto on t... [Full Article...]

US envoy Khalilzad briefs Afghan President Ghani on talks with Taliban

US envoy Khalilzad briefs Afghan President Ghani on talks with Taliban The statement added that Khalilzad has no authority to discuss issues such as a future Afghan administration, but that his goal is to facilitate an intra-Afghan dialogue, meaning direct talks between the Taliban and Kabul . Speaking to The New York Times , however, Khalilzad said his team had agreed a "draft of the framework" for a peace process with the Taliban, noting that it still had to be... [Full Article...]

Duke professor warns Chinese students, tells them to speak English on campus

Duke professor warns Chinese students, tells them to speak English on campus Neely claims that speaking Mandarin within earshot of potential employers will hurt students' professional chances, and she's right, she is speaking to this nationwide process of quashing languages and other aspects of culture outside of the white norm. [Full Article...]

Church bombs in Philippines kill at least 17, wound 42

Church bombs in Philippines kill at least 17, wound 42 Witnesses said the first blast inside the Jolo cathedral in the provincial capital sent churchgoers, some of them wounded, to stampede out of the main door. Although Sulu was among only a few areas that rejected autonomy, it will still be part of the new entity. In July, at least 10 people were killed when militants linked to Abu Sayyaf struck a military checkpoint with a auto bomb. [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris launches 2020 campaign with Oakland rally

Kamala Harris launches 2020 campaign with Oakland rally Harris' campaign is expected to highlight her career as a prosecutor as part of her rationale for seeking the presidency. "It was just a couple of blocks from this very spot, almost 30 years ago as a young district attorney, I walked into the courtroom for the first time and said the five words that would guide my life's work", she said at one point: " Kamala Harris for the people". [Full Article...]

One killed in high-rise building explosion in China

One killed in high-rise building explosion in China Changchun fire department received reports of explosions coming from a vehicle parked in the basement of Wanda Plaza, a major shopping mall in downtown, just after 3pm, a police statement said. A auto was also exploded in the building's underground garage minutes before the blast, an official said. Video of Friday's incident posted on social media showed smoke billowing out of the 30th-floor apa... [Full Article...]

Winter Storm Watch in effect for Tuesday Morning — ALERT DAY

Winter Storm Watch in effect for Tuesday Morning — ALERT DAY Expect 1 inch to 3 inches of snow by early Monday morning. Snow totals are expected to reach 8 inches near the Wisconsin line, 3 to 6 inches near O'Hare and 1 to 3 inches in southern areas. We'll be lucky to make it to 20 that afternoon before dropping to close to zero overnight. Wednesday will only "warm up" to -11 degrees, which would break the daily record for January 30th. [Full Article...]

Four Germans among victims of mid-air collision in Italian Alps

Four Germans among victims of mid-air collision in Italian Alps The accident happened in the Aosta Valley. It said two helicopters had been dispatched to the scene, along with a team of doctors and firefighters with metal-cutting equipment. The injured are being taken to hospital. Italian news agency ANSA quoted Aosta Chief Prosecutor Paolo Fortuna saying he was investigating the instructor for alleged manslaughter and had questioned him in a hospital intens... [Full Article...]

'Dangerous' and 'brutal' cold aimed at Upper Midwest and Great Lakes

'Dangerous' and 'brutal' cold aimed at Upper Midwest and Great Lakes The hardest-hit zone will span from Minnesota and Iowa through MI, including Minneapolis, Des Moines, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit. The Lima region will be under a wind chill advisory until 1 p.m. today. "There's no sugarcoating it, the weather will get extremely cold", tweeted the Weather Service office serving the Twin Cities. [Full Article...]

UK Education Minister Does Not See No-Deal Brexit Becoming Government Policy

UK Education Minister Does Not See No-Deal Brexit Becoming Government Policy Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he said: "The Prime Minister wants to get rid of the backstop". "And if the PM secures that change - a proper UK-sized perforation in the fabric of the backstop itself - I have no doubt that she will have the whole country full-throatedly behind her". [Full Article...]

70th Republic Day: Modi becomes an instant gallery favourite

70th Republic Day: Modi becomes an instant gallery favourite On the eve of the national day, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind urged people to vote in national elections due by May. For the third year running, Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke security protocol and greeted crowds at the Rajpath at the end of the Republic Day parade , the last of his term. [Full Article...]


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