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Turkey urges China to respect Uighur rights, close camps

Turkey urges China to respect Uighur rights, close camps Turkey said the Uyghurs faced pressure and "systematic assimilation" in western China. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement , "It is no longer a secret that more than one million Uighur Turks incurring arbitrary arrests are subjected to torture and political brainwashing in internment camps and prisons". [Full Article...]

Gavin Newsom to Scale Down National Guard Presence at Border

Gavin Newsom to Scale Down National Guard Presence at Border The governor's office says some of these troops who are "specially trained counter-narcotic screeners" will be deployed to California ports of entry - both at the Mexican border and elsewhere. The troops were deployed by her Republican predecessor, Susana Martinez, a year ago at Trump's request. They can not act as a police force or make arrests. [Full Article...]

Iran's Islamic Revolution Meant "40 Years Of Failure": Trump Advisor

Iran's Islamic Revolution Meant The routes leading up to the square were packed with people as loudspeakers blared revolutionary anthems and slogans. "I do not ignore the threats of the Iranian regime but neither am I intimidated by them", Netanyahu said in a statement and video issued by his office as Iran celebrated the 40th anniversary of its revolution. [Full Article...]

'Something has to give,' EU's Barnier tells Brexit Britain

'Something has to give,' EU's Barnier tells Brexit Britain I think you would need to have a time limit. With a vote due on February 14, May will ask Parliament to reaffirm its desire to remove the contentious Irish backstop clause from the Withdrawal Agreement, according to an official, who asked not to be identified. [Full Article...]

17 people including children killed in Delhi's Karol Bagh hotel fire

17 people including children killed in Delhi's Karol Bagh hotel fire Delhi's urban development minister Satyendar Jain said authorities appeared to have been negligent in enforcing building laws in the surrounding area. Many were severely injured and have been rushed to Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. Meanwhile, the vice-president of the Delhi Hotel Association Balan Mani told ANI that all fire norms were maintained in the hotel. [Full Article...]

China Upbeat on US Trade Talks, But S. China Sea Tensions Weigh

China Upbeat on US Trade Talks, But S. China Sea Tensions Weigh China's Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Monday after two United States navy ships sailed near islands claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea. In January, the destroyer USS McCampbell challenged China's claims to the Paracel Islands. The Navy sent USS Preble , left, and USS Spruance , right, near the Chinese manmade island of Mischief Reef in the South China Sea, the locati... [Full Article...]

South Korea signs deal to pay more for United States troops

South Korea signs deal to pay more for United States troops South Korea will pay US$890 million for the operation of the 28,500-strong U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), up from 960 billion won in 2018. America's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have boosted military spending by $100 billion after similar demands from Trump. [Full Article...]

Year-old Texas girl with cancer becomes an honorary police officer

Year-old Texas girl with cancer becomes an honorary police officer A 6-year-old Texas girl with an incurable cancer said she had dreamed of becoming a police officer, so the Freeport Police Department decided to make her an honorary officer for the day - and the chief of police broke down while swearing her in. [Full Article...]

Fox News host claims he hasn't washed his hands in a decade

Fox News host claims he hasn't washed his hands in a decade His co-hosts began to laugh uproariously, and, belatedly, someone off-camera emitted a loud, low groan. 'I inoculate myself , ' he continued. An American news host has claimed that germs aren't real, and that he hasn't washed his hands in a decade. [Full Article...]

Saudi Official: Congress 'Curtails' US Allies by Seeking to Penalize Saudis

Saudi Official: Congress 'Curtails' US Allies by Seeking to Penalize Saudis On October 10, 2018, a bipartisan group of USA senators triggered the terms of the Global Magnitsky Act, requiring the president to investigate and determine if a foreign person is responsible for Khashoggi's death within 120 days. "America should never descend to this level of moral bankruptcy", Kaine added. We will hold those responsible accountable and we will punish them. Lawmakers, includin... [Full Article...]

Iran Marks 40th Anniversary of Revolution

Iran Marks 40th Anniversary of Revolution State TV showed crowds defying cold rainy weather and carrying Iranian flags while shouting "Death to Israel, Death to America", trademark chants of the revolution. Despite Iran's efforts to hide the facility, Israel has nevertheless discovered, tracked and uncovered it, the network said, as part of its effort to thwart Iran's military entrenchment in Syria. [Full Article...]

No-deal Brexit 'could cost 600,000 jobs worldwide'

No-deal Brexit 'could cost 600,000 jobs worldwide' The prime minister is aiming to allay lawmaker concern that, unless they vote to take control of the process and order her to seek an extension of European Union negotiations, they will have lost their chance to avoid a no-deal Brexit. Mr Brokenshire refused to commit to this in an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, saying there could be more votes on amendments to the proposed deal in... [Full Article...]

Trump Holds El Paso Rally Followed by 'Ingraham Angle' Interview

Trump Holds El Paso Rally Followed by 'Ingraham Angle' Interview He plans to continue making his case for increased border security, which includes funding for the border wall. Donning "Make America great again" hats, chanting "build a wall" and waving American flags, the demonstrators linked arms near an open section of the border at Sunland Park, northwest of El Paso. [Full Article...]

Trump Perfectly Trolls Amy Klobuchar's Icy 2020 Announcement

Trump Perfectly Trolls Amy Klobuchar's Icy 2020 Announcement The campaign has provided cookies and 100 gallons each of hot chocolate and apple cider. She said she likes to "go south for the winter" to Iowa and played up her Midwestern upbringing, noting that her mom was born in the presidential swing state of Wisconsin. [Full Article...]

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra debuts on Twitter, trumps BSP chief Mayawati

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra debuts on Twitter, trumps BSP chief Mayawati Priyanka Gandhi will be accompanied by Jyotiraditya Scindia for the roadshow in Lucknow today on their first trip to the state after being appointed the Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern and western UP respectively. But her so-called "mission" is to revive the Congress in a state that has been pushed to the margins - and it is no easy job. "The youth of Uttar Pradesh need a road... [Full Article...]

Doctor hails 'miracle' baby girl in good spirits after drain ordeal

Doctor hails 'miracle' baby girl in good spirits after drain ordeal It is believed authorities were alerted to the situation after a passerby heard the baby's cries. "Durban fire department and the police search and rescue [unit] have cleared around the pipe and are trying to reach the child". "Our miracle baby was taken out of the drain alive, looking healthy and strong", a relieved Cox said. After she was extricated, she was airlifted to hospital. [Full Article...]

Venezuela seeks to double oil exports to India

Venezuela seeks to double oil exports to India Venezuela's oil production has dwindled in the last two decades, from more than 3 million barrels per day (bpd) at the beginning of the century to between 1.2 million and 1.4 million bpd by late 2018. It is financial persecution. Citgo Petroleum Corp is a unit of PDVSA and Venezuela's top foreign asset. "Now they want to steal Citgo Petroleum from Venezuela", Quevedo said, confirming Venezuela's... [Full Article...]

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives unannounced in Afghanistan

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives unannounced in Afghanistan The Pentagon chief will meet President Ashraf Ghani who has warned against rushing into a deal with the group after Washington held major talks in Qatar last month. "The Afghans have to decide what Afghanistan looks like". Shanahan took over as acting secretary of defence on January 1 after Jim Mattis submitted his resignation in December. [Full Article...]

Measurable snow and sleet tonight into Tuesday

Measurable snow and sleet tonight into Tuesday Seattle schools will be closed Monday . The heaviest snow is expected to come Tuesday morning and afternoon, potentially making travel hard across much of northern Wisconsin, the Weather Service said. Residents in Seattle cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early on Friday afternoon as the storm arrived. Highs generally are expected in the teens this week, with mostly cloudy s... [Full Article...]

Parents scared to send kids to school after polar bear invasion

Parents scared to send kids to school after polar bear invasion Polar bears went on a rampage in a Russian village. According to Alexander Minayev, the deputy head of Novaya Zemlya administration, dozens of polar bears gathered near human settlements from December 2018 until February 2019. In an attempt to safeguard residents, additional fences were erected near kindergartens and military personnel and workers were driven to service in secure vehicles. [Full Article...]


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