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Heavy rain in California brings huge mudslides and floods

Heavy rain in California brings huge mudslides and floods A video from NBC showed firefighters rescuing a 14-year-old girl in Montecito , one of the hardest hit areas, after she was trapped in mudslide rubble. Montecito is located in Santa Barbara County, California. On Wednesday morning, hundreds of people were trapped by debris brought in by the unsafe mudslides. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: Trump to make Iran deal decision today

Tillerson: Trump to make Iran deal decision today Trump was apparently compelled by his national security team to sign off on that certification when he faced the first two deadlines as president. Another proposal would require snapback if Iran refuses a request from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN's atomic watchdog, to inspect a military site not now being monitored. [Full Article...]

A flood threat Friday shifts to ice threat Saturday

A flood threat Friday shifts to ice threat Saturday But, forecasters said, "There may be impacts with the upcoming winter weather, beginning Thursday afternoon into Friday ". Light snow showers are possible for Tuesday and flurries for Wednesday in an otherwise quiet and cold period. Wind chill values as low as -1. Thursday's high could reach about 58 degrees, he said, but the overnight low will drop to about 16 degrees. He did suggest... [Full Article...]

Ritz robbers dropped bag of jewels

Ritz robbers dropped bag of jewels The robbery raised questions about security in one of the world's most prestigious neighborhoods, the Place Vendome, whose well-guarded buildings include the Justice Ministry, high-end boutiques and the 19th century Ritz. The official told The Associated Press that jewels were found scattered amid the debris of shattered display cases during overnight cleanup efforts and that the overall value of ... [Full Article...]

Russia's army warns of 'terrorist' drones after attacks

Russia's army warns of 'terrorist' drones after attacks To assemble this type of aerial apparatus, experts are needed who must have trained in countries where there is technology to manufacture drones, the Russian military official said, clearly referring to the West. According to that agreement, Turkey is expected to stop FSA attacks on Syrian regime forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad while Russian Federation and Iran are expected to prevent the Syrian ... [Full Article...]

Trump says some immigrants from 'shithole countries' as he rejects bipartisan deal

Trump says some immigrants from 'shithole countries' as he rejects bipartisan deal The Washington Post reported Thursday that Trump grew frustrated when lawmakers proposed retiring protections for immigrants from Haiti , El Salvador and several African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal. When asked about the story in The Washington Post , White House spokesperson Raj Shah did not deny the President's reported comment. "I think the message has now been de... [Full Article...]

Despite Korean get-together drums of war still beating loud

Despite Korean get-together drums of war still beating loud Kim Jong-un has certainly won this round", said Putin to journalists according to Reuters . "I have relationships with people", Trump continued. "You'll see that a lot with me", he said. "Trump is convinced the only thing Kim understands and respects is a punch in the face, which he thinks no previous administration has had the guts to do", one US official said. [Full Article...]

Trump slams protections for immigrants from 'shithole countries'

Trump slams protections for immigrants from 'shithole countries' Democrats in Congress seized on the president's comments, and the Congressional Black Caucus said the remarks are, "further proof that his Make America Great Again agenda is really a Make America White Again agenda". McCarthy's group includes the four No. 2 leaders in the House and Senate, which includes Durbin, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Sen. [Full Article...]

Tunisia hit by third night of violent protests

Tunisia hit by third night of violent protests Those arrested participated in lootings of private and public properties late Wednesday in various parts of Tunisia, the Ministry spokesman, Khalifa Chibani, said. Anger has boiled over since the beginning of the year due to a hike in value added tax and social security contributions as part of austerity demanded by global creditors. [Full Article...]

Thousands of NJ immigrants to lose legal status - Devastating, or about time?

Thousands of NJ immigrants to lose legal status - Devastating, or about time? My uncle has been here under TPS for more than 10 years. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Salvadorans who have stayed in the USA with temporary protected status — only a fraction of the estimated 2 million Salvadorans living there — would have to leave by September 9, 2019, unless Congress came up with a solution allowing them to stay. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Reveals 'Norway Has This Thing Called Water'

Mr Trump said at Wednesday's press conference: "In November we started delivering the first F-52s and F-35 fighter jets". Solberg said Norway was "really appreciative of the good work that we have together with the United States". The conservative prime minister had said before the meeting that she'd put climate on the agenda in the bilateral talks. Solberg responded that Norway also faces s... [Full Article...]

Former Japanese gang head nabbed in hideout in C. Thailand

Former Japanese gang head nabbed in hideout in C. Thailand AFP reports eight gang members were said to be involved in the rival's murder; the others were all arrested and sentenced to 12 to 17 years. The suspect quietly slipped into Thailand in 2005 and found a house to live in Lopburi, the police said. [Full Article...]

'No deal' Brexit could cost United Kingdom about 500000 jobs, London mayor says

'No deal' Brexit could cost United Kingdom about 500000 jobs, London mayor says In this scenario, there could also be a loss of £18.6bn of economic output and £20bn in investment. In London, where the majority of the British music industry is based, 87,000 jobs could be lost by 2030. Mr Khan is warning that with just 10 months to go, time is running out. It also assesses the impact of a "hard Brexit" in the event that Davis' negotiations in Brussels fail to end with a tra... [Full Article...]

NHS Forth Valley "sorry" patients have experienced longer waits in A&E

NHS Forth Valley Figures for December show 85.1 per cent of patients waited longer than four hours to be seen in A&E departments, equalling the record set in January 2017 past year when pressures were at their peak. Some 497 patients waited longer than 12 hours in A&E - down from 553 the previous December suggesting progress appears to have been made in this area. [Full Article...]

Putin praises 'mature politician' Kim Jong

Putin praises 'mature politician' Kim Jong Putin also called Kim educated and "shrewd and mature" during the latest standoff with South Korea and the West over his nuclear and missile program. North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that demonstrated the theoretical range of hitting anywhere in the U.S. [Full Article...]

France anxious by Syrian army offensive in Idlib, wants Astana deal respected

France anxious by Syrian army offensive in Idlib, wants Astana deal respected Their major goal is to drive back the Syrian army from the strategic Abu al-Duhur air base in the southeastern countryside of Idlib, whose falling will deal a big blow to the rebels in Idlib as well as in the southern countryside of Aleppo province in northern Syria. [Full Article...]

'Talks on terror' can definitely go ahead

'Talks on terror' can definitely go ahead This will take the wind out of Pakistan's attempts to blame India on global platforms for avoiding talks to de-escalate border tension. "We, of course, raised the issue of cross-border terrorism in those discussions". That meeting ignited major controversy with New Delhi expressing concern over how the Jadhav family had been treated during their time in Pakistan. [Full Article...]

Gun attack kills Israeli settler in Nablus

Gun attack kills Israeli settler in Nablus The Palestinians say Israeli settlements in the West bank, a key issue in peace talks, deny them a viable contiguous state. On Tuesday night, Rabbi Raziel Shevah, a 35-year-old man, was shot multiple times from a passing auto. The settlements are considered illegal under worldwide law, though Israel disputes this. The White House said on Monday US Vice President Mike Pence will visit the regio... [Full Article...]

John Kelly Banning Personal Cell Phones in New West Wing Crackdown

John Kelly Banning Personal Cell Phones in New West Wing Crackdown A memo from Kelly obtained by the news outlet cites the need to protect classified information, but one unnamed White House official told ABC News the effort is more about preventing embarrassing and politically damaging leaks to the media. [Full Article...]

European Union court adviser backs EU-wide recognition of same-sex spouses

European Union court adviser backs EU-wide recognition of same-sex spouses More than a dozen European Union countries have not legalised marriage equality, including Italy, Greece and Slovenia, but Wathelet was at pains to emphasise that this case was not about same-sex marriage. "We can no longer be treated as inferior citizens without equal rights on the basis of the prejudices that some people have about homosexuality", Mr Coman said. [Full Article...]


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