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Trump says he's optimistic North Korea will give up nukes

Trump says he's optimistic North Korea will give up nukes Its source attributed the compromise to the allies' efforts to focus on diplomacy with North Korea ahead of a second U.S. Trump's special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, arrived in South Korea on Sunday amid reports that he'll meet North Korean officials early this week to work out details for the summit. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis arrives to hold public mass in UAE

Pope Francis arrives to hold public mass in UAE Berna Ros, another Filipino who is a manager for an Abu Dhabi company, said seeing the pope was the "most special moment in my life". Meanwhile, secretary-general of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Ali al-Qaradaghi, a Doha-based body, said that while the union supports dialogue and interfaith dialogue, the pope's visit to the UAE may be interpreted as an endorsement for huma... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn has 'lovely' chat with newly-elected political star AOC

Jeremy Corbyn has 'lovely' chat with newly-elected political star AOC Ana Maria Archila , an activist and co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy Action, confirmed to the Intercept that she was invited, reports National Review . The congresswoman, who has 2.4 million Twitter followers and is a regular on USA chat shows, replied: 'Hi @PopChassid thank you for bringing this to me. [Full Article...]

7 said dead, 28 injured in Paris apartment fire

7 said dead, 28 injured in Paris apartment fire Firefighters are still working to control the blaze on the top two floors of the eight-story building and searching for residents, Cognon told AFP, adding that the death toll could rise. She described seeing "a young man in his underwear", blackened by smoke, and a woman motionless on the ground outside. "We feel the smoke", she said. [Full Article...]

Freezing rain warning in effect

Freezing rain warning in effect Temperatures drop quickly this evening and down towards -20°C overnight. Tuesday is also expected to be warmer than usual for this time of year - just in time for a parade honoring the New England Patriots , who beat the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl 53 on Sunday night. [Full Article...]

Venezuelan showdown moves to United Nations as dueling presidents dig in

Venezuelan showdown moves to United Nations as dueling presidents dig in Pompeo was addressing the 15-member UN Security Council, which met at his request after Washington and a string of countries in the region recognised Guaido as head of state and urged Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step down. Sanchez adds that as leader of Venezuela's National Assembly, Guaido is "the person who should lead the transition to free elections". In the same way, he str... [Full Article...]

Lavrov Denies Possible Return to Cold War with US

Lavrov Denies Possible Return to Cold War with US As for Washington's accusations that Russian Federation had violated the agreement, most respondents (74%) call them unfounded. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement, which was widely expected. After the USA gave notice of its intention to withdraw, Putin said Russian Federation would do the same. The missile, with a maximum range of at least 4,000 kilometers, can hit USA bases in... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom home secretary signs order to extradite Vijay Mallya to India

United Kingdom home secretary signs order to extradite Vijay Mallya to India The UK Home Office confirmed on Monday that after considering all matters, the minister had signed Mallya's extradition order on Sunday. In a big boost to India's efforts to bring back Vijay Mallya, who is wanted for alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to an estimated Rs 9,000 crore, the UK Home Secretary on Monday approved the fugitive liquor baron's extradition. [Full Article...]

Iran unveils, successfully tests new long-range cruise missile

Iran unveils, successfully tests new long-range cruise missile Although Tehran insists its missiles are defensive and meant to serve as deterrence against its enemies, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States accuse the Islamic Republic of behaving aggressively. The resolution, which enshrined Iran's 2015 nuclear deal, called upon Tehran to refrain for up to eight years from work on ballistic missiles created to deliver nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

US Jury to Start Deliberations in 'El Chapo' Drug Smuggling Case

US Jury to Start Deliberations in 'El Chapo' Drug Smuggling Case Prosecutors said he trafficked tons of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine into the United States over more than two decades, consolidating his power in Mexico through murders and wars with rival cartels. Guzman, 61, is accused of leading the Sinaloa Cartel, which became one of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker p... [Full Article...]

Federal prosecutors intend to subpoena Trump inaugural committee, source says

Federal prosecutors intend to subpoena Trump inaugural committee, source says CNN's Shimon Prokupecz reported on Twitter that on the cover of the subpoena, prosecutors alleged that the committee partook in "conspiracy against the USA, false statements, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, inaugural committee disclosure violations, and laws prohibiting contributions by foreign nations and contributions in the name of another person". [Full Article...]

Was LeBron James openly hoping for a trade during the Super Bowl?

Was LeBron James openly hoping for a trade during the Super Bowl? The lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history has been compared - and not favourably - to the Black Caps. However, a sixth triumph in 18 years wasn't enough to convince most of Las Vegas bookmakers that the Patriots can defend their title next time out. [Full Article...]

New Yellow Vests Anti-Government Protests Hit France

New Yellow Vests Anti-Government Protests Hit France Some of the protesters injured by riot police were on the frontlines of Saturday's march in Paris . Members of the French " yellow vests " movement stand behind a banner with images showing people who were injured in clashes with police, at a demonstration in Paris , France, February 2, 2019. [Full Article...]

Consume Less Pork this Lunar New Year, Environmentalists tell Chinese

Consume Less Pork this Lunar New Year, Environmentalists tell Chinese Tonight is the night to find out! Monday, the eve of the Lunar New Year , marks the beginning of the week-long holidays in China . China is one of the most meat-eating countries. And, as many people pointed out, they look very uncomfortable doing so. A Lunar New Year celebration was held at PS 203 in Oakland Gardens. "Animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gases than all... [Full Article...]

Ancient Egypt: Archaeologists find 2,000 tombs containing MUMMIES - ‘significant find’

Ancient Egypt: Archaeologists find 2,000 tombs containing MUMMIES - ‘significant find’ Fifty mummies in a good state of preservation were found within four Ptolemaic burial chambers, which appear to be family tombs. It is the third consecutive year that a finding in the area, whose name in transliteration is "Tuna El-Gebel", is announced and the minister of antiquities, Khaled El-Enany, told a press conference that "several new archaeological findings will be announced soon in E... [Full Article...]

Leopard cub found in passenger’s luggage

Leopard cub found in passenger’s luggage Sources said that the passenger smuggled the cub into the city in a basket. The man (45) had arrived on a flight from Bangkok . Officials are investigating links to a possible smuggling ring. They inspected the cub and told us that it was a one-month-old female, weighing 1.1 kg, measuring 54 cm and that it was in good health. "He says he was supposed to handover it to someone at the Chenna... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis Makes Groundbreaking Trip to United Arab Emirates

Pope Francis Makes Groundbreaking Trip to United Arab Emirates In a statement on Saturday, Al-Azhar described the upcoming meeting as "historic" and praised the "deeply fraternal relationship" between its imam and the Pope, which it said even includes birthday greetings. He will first visit a mosque, one of the biggest in the world, where he will meet privately with the Council of Elders, an organization based in Abu Dhabi, which aims to promote peace and tol... [Full Article...]

Leak of Trump's 'easy' daily schedule prompts White House fury

Leak of Trump's 'easy' daily schedule prompts White House fury President Donald Trump's executive assistant has come to the US leader's defense following reports that the president dedicates the majority of his hours in the Oval Office to unstructured "executive time". As a senior White House official revealed: "He's always calling people, talking to people". A Washington Post analysis a year ago showed Trump was taking fewer and fewer scheduled daily... [Full Article...]

Venezuela’s Maduro writes to pope for help

Venezuela’s Maduro writes to pope for help British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt promptly followed suit, saying on Twitter he hoped "this takes us closer to ending humanitarian crisis". Thousands of Venezuelans living in Argentina, opposed to President Nicolas Maduro , hold a demonstration in Buenos Aires in support of opposition leader Juan Guaido's self-appointment as acting president of Venezuela, on January 23, 2019. [Full Article...]

'Trojans who belong in Gaza': Israeli minister slams Arab MKs visiting Turkey

'Trojans who belong in Gaza': Israeli minister slams Arab MKs visiting Turkey The barrier will extend 65 kilometers (40 miles) miles around the enclave and sit atop the subterranean concrete wall Israel is constructing around the Gaza Strip to block terrorist groups' attack tunnels from the coastal enclave. The undercover Israeli unit managed to leave the strip under the cover of Israeli air raids. An Israeli crane builds a wall near the border, seen from Lebanon, nea... [Full Article...]


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