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Australia 'expects' access to Australian-Chinese writer detained in China: Payne

Australia 'expects' access to Australian-Chinese writer detained in China: Payne China subsequently detained the two Canadians - Michael Kovrig , an International Crisis Group analyst, and Michael Spavor , who ran tours into North Korea - and sentenced a third to death on a drug charge, escalating a diplomatic feud between the two countries. [Full Article...]

Missing 3-year-old Casey Hathaway found alive in North Carolina

Missing 3-year-old Casey Hathaway found alive in North Carolina Casey was playing with two other relatives in his great-grandmother's backyard in Craven County on Tuesday, but didn't come inside when the others did, CNN affiliate WTVD reported . "It was folks giving us tips and leads", Hughes said. It's still uncertain where Casey was during those two days and what enabled him to stay safe. [Full Article...]

European Union parliament won't approve Brexit deal without Irish 'backstop'

European Union parliament won't approve Brexit deal without Irish 'backstop' Noting that any request for an extension would have to be approved by all 27 remaining states, he said: "If this question were to be asked, the heads of state and the governments would ask three questions". " The UK's aerospace sector now stands at the precipice , if there is a no-deal Brexit, we at Airbus will have to make potentially very harmful decisions for the UK". [Full Article...]

President Trump says a deal has been reached to reopen the government

President Trump says a deal has been reached to reopen the government The GOP proposal contains President Donald Trump's $5.7 billion in funding for the border wall, while the Democrat's measure did not. The deal would leave Trump's request for wall funding for later talks, the aide said . Trump on Thursday suggested he would support a deal with a "down payment" on a wall along the border. It earned 50 votes to 47 against, but it needed 60 to advance. [Full Article...]

Pipestone County in winter storm warning area

Pipestone County in winter storm warning area A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for most of the rest of the viewing area, including metropolitan St. Louis for late tonight and Saturday . WHAT.Mixed precipitation. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches, with with areas of sleet and freezing rain. In Iowa, the Department of Transportation warned that visibility was less than a half mile in many locations due to snow and wind. [Full Article...]

Second Woman Carries Gene-Altered Baby in China Amid Criticism

Second Woman Carries Gene-Altered Baby in China Amid Criticism Jiankui He and terminate any of his teaching and research activities at SUSTech", the university said in a statement on its website. Instead, he was widely denounced for crossing every line, scientifically and ethically, opening up a Pandora's box to a world where "designer babies" were suddenly a reality. [Full Article...]

Kirsten Gillibrand makes first campaign stop outside NY diner

Kirsten Gillibrand makes first campaign stop outside NY diner Kirsten Gillibrand , an outspoken advocate for women's causes and electing more women to office, is entering the 2020 race for the White House herself, becoming the latest candidate to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary to take on President Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

N.Korea Talks End Early as Differences Remain

N.Korea Talks End Early as Differences Remain Kanasugi, director general of the ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, plans to hold talks with Stephen Biegun, U.S. special representative for North Korea , who will take part in the talks. Talks in Sweden between USA and North Korean officials to iron out agenda and other details of a second summit between their two leaders ended earlier than expected on Monday. [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris "I’m Running For President" Future of Democracy Is At Stake

Kamala Harris Ms. Harris , the daughter of a Jamaican father and Indian mother, on Monday brushed aside a question about how she would define herself in ethnic terms. "That's why I am running for president of the United States", Harris said in a passionate appeal in her video message. She announced that her campaign headquarters will be based in Baltimore, an hour from Washington DC, with a second office in h... [Full Article...]

Trump salutes four Americans killed in Syria

Trump salutes four Americans killed in Syria President Donald Trump is at Dover Air Force Base in DE for a ceremony honoring the four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in Syria this week. Turkey has been threatening for months to launch an offensive in Manbij to drive out the YPG, AFP said. The American president did not immediately react to the United States troop deaths, but Vice President Mike Pence doubled down on Trump's d... [Full Article...]

IDF: Iranians not supposed to be at site of Golan rocket launch

IDF: Iranians not supposed to be at site of Golan rocket launch It provided no details. Russia , which like Iran is a key backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's war, said the Israeli strikes killed four Syrian soldiers and wounded six, while damaging Damascus airport infrastructure. [Full Article...]

Viral video shows teenagers wearing MAGA hats mocking Native American Vietnam veteran

Viral video shows teenagers wearing MAGA hats mocking Native American Vietnam veteran Other students, some wearing Covington clothing and many wearing red "Make America Great Again" hats and sweatshirts, surrounded them, laughing and jeering. Covington Mayor Joe Meyer, a Democrat, said the "appalling" footage had rightly inspired "a tidal wave of condemnation" and that his town was now being linked with "intolerance and ethnic intimidation" because of the boys' actions. [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel's protege seeks to chart own path READ MORE

Angela Merkel's protege seeks to chart own path READ MORE In a written response to him on Thursday, the prime minister said that it was "impossible" for her to rule out a "no deal" scenario without stopping the process altogether. "If she wants to negotiate with all parties in Parliament, and if she wants to do that in good faith, she has to say "OK, I'm not sticking to every single one of the red lines that I've established", he told ITV's Good Morning ... [Full Article...]

Who said what at the mega Opposition rally in West Bengal

Who said what at the mega Opposition rally in West Bengal Those attending the rally include former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha and Arun Shourie; three present chief ministers Arvind Kejriwal, Chandrababu Naidu and HD Kumaraswamy; and former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, Akhilesh Yadav and Gegong Apang are also present. [Full Article...]

Trump calls for expanded missile defense program

Trump calls for expanded missile defense program Trump revealed his vision Thursday following a US military review of the threat posed by Russian, Chinese, North Korean and Iranian missiles - and the ways to counter such threats. Trump specifically mentioned Iran's capabilities. "In the past, the United States lacked a comprehensive strategy for missile defence that extended beyond ballistic missiles". [Full Article...]

Vigils held in Australia for murdered Israeli student

Vigils held in Australia for murdered Israeli student The Israeli embassy in Australia issued a statement confirming her death and offering its support to the family. Since his wife's murder, Meagher has acted as a staunch advocate for women's rights and women's safety. Maasarwe was reportedly planning to go to China to work with her father's business after her studies. Described as intelligent, amusing and gifted in learning new languages,... [Full Article...]

Huge North Korean beach resort 'nearing completion'

Huge North Korean beach resort 'nearing completion' The paper said that both sides are expected to finalize the date and location of a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and the North's envoy is likely to meet Trump, . Senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol (L) arrives at the global airport as he leaves for Washington from Beijing, China January 17, 2019. A US embassy spokeswoman in Hanoi ... [Full Article...]

China sentences Canadian citizen to death in drugs case

China sentences Canadian citizen to death in drugs case Meng was released on bail in Vancouver and could be extradited to the U.S. China expressed its "strong dissatisfaction" with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday over his criticism of a death sentence given to a Canadian accused of drug smuggling at a retrial that followed a chilling of relations over the arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive. [Full Article...]

'Absurd' to claim that Trump could be agent for Russian Federation, says Lavrov

'Absurd' to claim that Trump could be agent for Russian Federation, says Lavrov Mr Whelan's brother David told the ABC last week that his family would support a prisoner swap , saying they "would do anything to have Paul come home". "We weren't able to break any new ground yesterday with Russia", Thompson said of the January 15 meeting with Russian Foreign Ministry officials. The U.S. [Full Article...]

White House asked Pentagon for Iran strike plans

White House asked Pentagon for Iran strike plans No one was harmed by the explosions, which landed in a vacant lot, and there was little media attention given the relative frequency of such attacks on Green Zone. He said the Pentagon's activities include "routinely reviewing and updating plans and activities to deal with a host of threats, including those posed by Iran, to deter and, if necessary, to respond to aggression". [Full Article...]


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