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Theresa May offers MPs chance to delay Brexit

Theresa May offers MPs chance to delay Brexit Our absolute focus should be on working to get a deal and leaving on March 29". "She promises a short extension but for what?" Mrs May had faced a possible wave of resignations by ministers determined to vote for an amendment from the Labour MP Yvette Cooper, seeking to tie the government's hands on an extension to Article 50. [Full Article...]

Mother, daughter arrested for killing 5 relatives

Mother, daughter arrested for killing 5 relatives Authorities say Shana S. Decree, 45, and daughter Dominique Decree, 19, strangled the victims over the past couple of days in their Morrisville apartment, say sources. Police are still investigating how the five family members died. All the bodies were found in a ground floor apartment, and investigators have reportedly ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning . [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen To Accuse Trump Of Criminal Activity

Michael Cohen To Accuse Trump Of Criminal Activity Cohen will testify Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee in closed session. As Special Counsel Robert Mueller nears the end of a 21-month probe into whether the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 presidential election in collusion with Trump's campaign, Cohen was set to offer lawmakers new information about the president's private affairs over three consecutive days starting on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Deaths mount to 150 in India's second toxic liquor tragedy this month

Deaths mount to 150 in India's second toxic liquor tragedy this month Police said 12 persons have been detained in Golaghat for interrogation. The victims of one of the most deadly bootleg liquor-related incidents ever in India were mostly tea plantation workers, government official Julie Sonowal said. The Assam government has ordered investigations into the deaths. There were about 10 different distilleries producing the spurious liquor that went to various... [Full Article...]

Cohen slated to speak with three congressional commitees this week

Cohen slated to speak with three congressional commitees this week In deference to the Mueller probe, the Democratic leadership of the House Oversight Committee has said it will not ask Cohen about Russia-related matters. Along being sentenced to two months in prison after pleading guilty to lying to Congress, Cohen was also given a 3-year sentence for violating campaign finance law "in coordination with and at the direction" of the president by paying two wo... [Full Article...]

Scottish woman's shock at finding snake in suitcase from Australia

Ms Boxall, from Stirling, said: 'Three weeks ago I was woken up in the middle of the night with a crash in my bedroom. Evidently, the snake had stowed away in Mary Boxall's luggage at some point during the 9000-mile (14,484km) journey from Queensland to Glasgow unbeknownst to her, CNN reported . [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle flaunts a bespoke Dior gown in Morocco

Meghan Markle flaunts a bespoke Dior gown in Morocco The Duchess of Sussex has reportedly been telling her close friends the sex of her baby, which is due in April. In addition to the intent of strengthening ties between the United Kingdom and Morocco, the trip also served the goal of showcasing "work being done to promote girls' education, empower young people and support children from disadvantaged backgrounds", according to Kensington Palac... [Full Article...]

Top Democrat to Sue Justice Department if Mueller Report is Withheld

Top Democrat to Sue Justice Department if Mueller Report is Withheld An anonymous senior official within the Justice Department said Mueller's report was likely not going to be made public anytime soon, despite speculation Mueller had wrapped the investigation and would be releasing his final report as soon as this week, ABC News reported Friday. [Full Article...]

Trump Says US "Getting Very Close" To Signing Trade Deal With China

Trump Says US But he signalled flexibility in recent days. AUD/JPY is mildly bid in Asia as Trump announced on Twitter that the United States and China have made substantial progress in ongoing trade negotiations. J.P. Morgan Asset Management market strategist Tai Hui said the move suggested both sides wanted a settlement of the dispute and added that further tariff escalation would have added to concerns a... [Full Article...]

High winds cause ice boom to give way in Lake Erie

High winds cause ice boom to give way in Lake Erie The Niagara Parks Police Service posted incredible video showing ice being blown over a retaining wall along the Niagara River Parkway near Lake Erie . 'Strong wind gusts will bring down trees and power lines and result in numerous power outages, ' the agency said. Large chunks of ice around the Hoover Beach area of Hamburg, New York, forced officials to issue a voluntary evacuation order. [Full Article...]

Hooray! "Substantial" Progress With China (Just Don't Ask Where) - Mish Talk

Hooray! It was yet another optimistic signal by the American President that a long-standing trade impasse that has resulted in a series of tit-for-tat tariffs may finally be nearing a close as negotiators inched closer to a 90-day deadline of March 1. [Full Article...]

SC asks states to apprise it about action taken on evicting tribals

SC asks states to apprise it about action taken on evicting tribals In a trial of undoing the "historical injustice" by the British, The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights Act 2006) was brought by the UPA regime, led by former PM Manmohan Singh in an attempt to recognise the forest dwellers and provide them land holdings after their "scrutiny" under the new FRA Act. [Full Article...]

Top Vatican cleric Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sex crimes

Top Vatican cleric Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sex crimes But prosecutors in the second case dropped the charges Tuesday. The conviction was handed down by the Victorian County Court in December past year but a suppression order prevented media outlets in Australia from reporting his identity until now. [Full Article...]

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, team detained in Venezuela, network says

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, team detained in Venezuela, network says The Univision anchorman who frequently crossed swords with President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign was detained while interviewing Venezuela's socialist president. The U.S. and other nations have demanded Maduro step down and have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's rightful leader. Earlier Monday in Bogota, Columbia, Vice President Pence unveiled new USA ... [Full Article...]

Iran’s foreign minister resigns amid nuclear deal turmoil

Iran’s foreign minister resigns amid nuclear deal turmoil But he has come under attack by anti-Western hardliners in Iran after President Donald Trump announced the USA would be leaving the agreement last May. He said the use of the popular, uncensored social media platform in Iran may have been a deliberate attempt for the news to reach the public directly. [Full Article...]

Brexit delay if no deal by mid-March, says Welsh Tory MP

Brexit delay if no deal by mid-March, says Welsh Tory MP May held meetings Monday with EU leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, at an EU-Arab League summit in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh as she sought elusive changes to the U.K. [Full Article...]

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif announces sudden resignation

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif announces sudden resignation However, the diplomat was the driving force behind Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. U.S. President Donald Trump a year ago announced Washington was pulling out of the deal, and later moved to reimpose sanctions on Tehran. NPR's Michelle Kelemen reports that Zarif was a central player in the nuclear negotiations with the Obama administration. Zarif was born in Iran but came to the Un... [Full Article...]

Strong winds develop into this evening and continue through Monday

Strong winds develop into this evening and continue through Monday The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning from 6 am until 9 pm today (Sunday). In the evening, sustained wind will slow to about 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, according to the service. Mark Bloomer, a meteorologist in the Caribou office of the weather service, said by the time the storm ends Monday morning, Caribou was expected to get 10 inches of sn... [Full Article...]

UK Labour leaders hint at second referendum

UK Labour leaders hint at second referendum A Welsh Labour spokesman said the move was "consistent with the position [Welsh Government] and Welsh Labour have long advocated - Parliament should work to get a deal that puts jobs and the economy first". But there are deep reservations about the Kyle compromise in some Labour circles because it would involve Labour allowing May's Brexit deal to pass. [Full Article...]

Former Foreign Policy Officials Pen Letter Opposing Border Wall

Former Foreign Policy Officials Pen Letter Opposing Border Wall The statement, originally reported in the Washington Post , will be made public and enter the Congressional Record today, the day before the House is expected to pass legislation on Trump's emergency order. The resolution's fate is less clear in the U.S. Senate, which is controlled by Trump's fellow Republicans, though some Republicans have expressed concern about his declaration. [Full Article...]


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