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United Kingdom exploring alternative Irish backstop options: Brexit minister

United Kingdom exploring alternative Irish backstop options: Brexit minister The government in Dublin reiterated its stance that the ratification of the deal was the best way to ensure an orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU. North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds said Mr Blackford's comments were "reckless" and that his party would work with Theresa May to "deliver the right thing to the UK". [Full Article...]

‘Heavy snow’ warning for Milton Keynes and surrounding areas

‘Heavy snow’ warning for Milton Keynes and surrounding areas The Met Office is now warning of possible disruption between 3pm on Thursday afternoon and midday on Friday. Image from Met Office. Further snow showers are expected on Tuesday evening and overnight into Wednesday morning . Around 1 to 3cm of fresh snow, even in low level places, is expected. Later, heavy showers are likely along coastal areas and we could get isolated thunderstorms. [Full Article...]

Do not hijack Brexit, minister warns Britain's parliament

Do not hijack Brexit, minister warns Britain's parliament She also said she would conduct further talks on the Irish backstop plan, which is created to prevent the need for a visible border and customs checks between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Several groups of lawmakers are planning to table amendments to try to force May to stop Britain leaving the European Union without a deal, or to delay the process. [Full Article...]

Trump to meet Beijing's trade envoy this week

Trump to meet Beijing's trade envoy this week Two days of high-level talks aimed at settling a six-month trade war between United States and China start amid deep differences over USA demands for structural economic reforms from Beijing. State media last month reported that Chinese lawmakers were considering new foreign investment regulations that would ban forced technological transfers - or the requirement that foreign companies fork ov... [Full Article...]

Young Mother Carrying Stroller Dies After Falling Down NYC Subway Station Stairs

Young Mother Carrying Stroller Dies After Falling Down NYC Subway Station Stairs Malaysia Goodson, 22, of Stamford, died Monday after police were called to the 7th Avenue subway station for a 911 call of a woman who was unconscious inside. "The subway system is not accessible for everyone, and that's an environment the MTA should not allow", Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter. Goodson's story has left many New Yorkers and parents concerned, considering what happened to he... [Full Article...]

Abrams to Give Democratic Response to Trump’s State of the Union Address

Abrams to Give Democratic Response to Trump’s State of the Union Address The Senate minority leader had nothing but praise for the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, saying , "She is just a great spokesperson". "I haven't thought about it", Abrams told Politico when asked if she is considering a run for the presidency, adding that she is "open to all options". [Full Article...]

School district keeping an eye on cold forecast

School district keeping an eye on cold forecast With dangerously cold temperatures heading toward central IN, school districts across the area are trying to decide whether they'll need to cancel classes on Wednesday and Thursday. Hundreds of local schools and districts are closing ahead of brutally cold temperatures moving into Northeast Ohio. Kenton County schools have a "MyBusBuddie" parent portal which helps parents track their child's b... [Full Article...]

US spy agencies doubt North Korea will give up its nukes

US spy agencies doubt North Korea will give up its nukes North Korea and Iran have such capabilities too, and all these adversaries "threaten both minds and machines in an expanding number of ways - to steal information, to influence our citizens, or to disrupt critical infrastructure", Coats said. [Full Article...]

911 dispatcher helps boy with his fractions homework

911 dispatcher helps boy with his fractions homework The boy explains he is having particular difficulty with fractions, leading the dispatcher to walk him through one of the math problems. Lafayette police released an audio recording of the call on Twitter in which the boy says: 'I'm sorry for calling you, but I really needed help'. [Full Article...]

Trump Campaign Threatens Former Staffer With NDA Lawsuit

Trump Campaign Threatens Former Staffer With NDA Lawsuit In his new book, Cliff Sims , who worked as a communications staffer for the Oval Office, details the relationship between Donald and Melania Trump, which some depict as rather cold if not downright tormented, according to the Washington Examiner's review. [Full Article...]

Howard Schultz is already starting in with the bad coffee references

Howard Schultz is already starting in with the bad coffee references While the Starbucks founder has been a lifelong Democrat, he told CBS " " 60 Minutes' that he would run as a " centrist independent ". "Today, I ask you to join me in imagining a better America", Schultz wrote. just to be able to get elected in the primary in those states", Schultz said. "If he enters the race, I will start a Starbucks boycott because I'm not giving a penny that will end u... [Full Article...]

Yellow warnings for snow and ice issued in United Kingdom, travel disruptions expected

Yellow warnings for snow and ice issued in United Kingdom, travel disruptions expected The Met Office is also warning that areas could be cut off by snow and that Thursday's snowfall poses the biggest risk. Some accumulations of snow are expected. The spokesperson added: "Rain and snow is expected to move in from the southwest, moving across England and Wales through Thursday into Friday". A yellow weather warning came into force from 01:00 GMT in west and southern Scotland, as ... [Full Article...]

UAE mocked over gender balance awards tweet featuring only men

UAE mocked over gender balance awards tweet featuring only men The sheikh insisted women were "central to shaping the future of the country". The UAE has been mocked over a tweet announcing the winners of awards for gender balance that featured only men. According a United Nations report , the UAE is the highest ranking Gulf country for gender equality , and since setting gender parity goals in 2015 there has been a significant improvement in bringing... [Full Article...]

Toronto landscaper to plead guilty to eight counts of murder

Toronto landscaper to plead guilty to eight counts of murder McArthur, in an effort to avoid detection, dismembered their bodies". The eight men who were murdered by Bruce McArthur in Toronto. The men McArthur murdered, in alphabetical order, are Selim Esen, Abdulbasir Faizi, Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, Majeed Kayhan, Andrew Kinsman, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi and Skandaraj Navaratnam. [Full Article...]

Britain slips down list of least corrupt countries

Britain slips down list of least corrupt countries On the release of the 2018 Index, Chairman of Transparency International Pakistan, Sohail Muzaffar, said that Pakistan has to act seriously to control "rampant corruption" in the country. "With many democratic institutions under threat across the globe -- often by leaders with authoritarian or populist tendencies -- we need to do more to strengthen checks and balances and protect citizens' rig... [Full Article...]

Boy, 3, says bear helped him survive in woods

Boy, 3, says bear helped him survive in woods Cold and wet, officers said they heard Hathaway calling out for his mother when they found him. The family is planning to set up a post office box to handle the huge wave of support, including from people who Hathaway said want to send stuffed teddy bears. [Full Article...]

Pakistani court dismisses petition against Christian's blasphemy acquittal

Pakistani court dismisses petition against Christian's blasphemy acquittal The Islamabad administration has sought deployment of the paramilitary Rangers in the federal capital on Tuesday (today), as the Supreme Court conducts the hearing of a review petition over acquittal of Aasia Bibi on blasphemy charges. [Full Article...]

Airbus Warns It Could Leave in Event of 'No-Deal' Brexit

Airbus Warns It Could Leave in Event of 'No-Deal' Brexit However, Mr Enders said Britain's multibillion-pound aerospace sector, a world-leader for a century, is "standing at a precipice". Leave-backing former Brexit minister David Jones told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: " Tom Enders has made threats such as this for some time, but he knows that a large proportion of his very loyal workforce at Broughton actually voted to leave the EU". [Full Article...]

Snow warning as temperatures to remain low this week

Snow warning as temperatures to remain low this week The yellow weather warning is in force from 12 noon on Tuesday until 11am on Wednesday. The Met Office has warned that there will be disruptions to travel including some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel. [Full Article...]

Several police officers shot in Houston

Several police officers shot in Houston Two of the officers were taken to the hospital via "Life Flight". Joe Gamaldi from Houston Police confirmed five officers had been hit, but wouldn't give an update on their conditions. Police say the two suspects were dealing black tar heroin. A law enforcement source tells the Houston Chronicle that one of the officers was shot in the face. [Full Article...]


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