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'50-50' Chance Brexit won't happen, says senior United Kingdom minister

'50-50' Chance Brexit won't happen, says senior United Kingdom minister Mr Fox told the Sunday Times: 'What you can be sure of is that is if we vote for the prime minister's deal then its 100% certain that we will leave on March 29. Liam Fox, the global trade secretary and a vocal Brexit campaigner during the 2016 referendum, warned colleagues planning on voting against May that her plan was the only way to be "100 per cent certain" that Britain would leave. [Full Article...]

US Ambassador Meets With American Held in Russian Federation

US Ambassador Meets With American Held in Russian Federation Whelan, a former U.S. Marine arrested in Russian Federation on espionage charges, was visiting Moscow over the holidays to attend a wedding when he suddenly disappeared, his brother said Tuesday, Jan. Whelan's family has said that he was visiting Moscow for the wedding of a retired Marine and is innocent of the espionage charges against him. Whelan, who has denied the charges, could face up to 2... [Full Article...]

China's 'Jack the ripper' executed after murdering 10 women and one girl

China's 'Jack the ripper' executed after murdering 10 women and one girl He would stalk his victims during the day, especially women who lived alone, and targeted women who wore red. Gao Chengyong was found guilty of multiple counts of murder, rape, robbery and the mutilation of corpses between 1988 and 2002 . [Full Article...]

Trump claims he 'essentially fired' Mattis

Trump claims he 'essentially fired' Mattis But as you know, President Obama fired him and essentially so did I. Shanahan made the comments during a special meeting of all the military service secretaries and the undersecretaries of defense. "We can't let that happen, and Pat Shanahan agrees with that and he's agreed with that for a long time ". At one point, Trump turned to Shanahan with an unusual demand. [Full Article...]

Saudi prosecutors seek death penalty as Khashoggi murder trial opens

Saudi prosecutors seek death penalty as Khashoggi murder trial opens Saudi Arabian prosecutors is seeking the death penalty for five of the 11 suspects detained over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the state news agency SPA said on Thursday, as a Saudi court held a first hearing on the case. Following the murder, Turkish media published photos showing individuals from Salman's inner circle at the Istanbul consulate where Khashoggi was later murdered. [Full Article...]

US citizen Paul Whelan formally charged in Russia with espionage, lawyer says

Moscow has said that the 48-year-old, who is director of security at the Michigan-based automobile parts supplier BorgWarner, was caught while accepting a USB stick with the names of employees at a secret state organization. The Washington Post reports that a Russian lawyer appointed to represent Whelan said the American will remain in custody in Moscow until February 28. [Full Article...]

President Trump Suggests a Slogan for Warren's 2020 Campaign

President Trump Suggests a Slogan for Warren's 2020 Campaign Warren said she was launching an exploration committee for president - the legal precursor to a run for office - as the race to be the Democratic nominee has just started. "Over 7,000 people in MA have been sent home or are working without pay during the #TrumpShutdown", Warren said Tuesday, New Year's Day, on Twitter . [Full Article...]

Mystery surrounds fatal shooting of on-duty Marine in Washington D.C.

Mystery surrounds fatal shooting of on-duty Marine in Washington D.C. John Jackson, and the investigation is still underway. "Riley was a highly driven and goal-oriented Marine whose positive attitude set the example here at the Barracks", said Col. Markelle also asked for those who knew her son to use his Facebook page to share fantastic memories they had with him. A Marine spokesperson did not identify the Marine but said no suspects have been arrested and tha... [Full Article...]

Neighbours fear new refugee crisis if U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan

Neighbours fear new refugee crisis if U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan A White House spokesman said last week that U.S. President Donald Trump had not issued orders to withdraw the troops. The Taliban have recently held talks with representatives of several regional countries amid U.S. Afghanistan's official said: "Camps will be set up near the border to manage a fresh wave of Afghan refugees and illegal migrants and Afghans will not be allowed to set up illegal ... [Full Article...]

Death toll jumps to 37 in Russian gas blast

Death toll jumps to 37 in Russian gas blast This photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry taken from tv footage shows Emergency Situations employees work at the scene of a collapsed section of an apartment building, in Magnitigorsk, a city of 400,000 about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow , Russia , Wednesday, Jan. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump blames Democrats for deaths of migrant children at USA border

Donald Trump blames Democrats for deaths of migrant children at USA border Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said last week that prior to this month, no child had died in their custody in more than a decade. The US Capitol is seen on the first morning of a partial government shutdown , as Democratic and Republican lawmakers are at a standoff with President Donald Trump on spending for his border wall, in Washington , Saturday, Dec. [Full Article...]

North Korean diplomat reportedly goes into hiding in Italy

North Korean diplomat reportedly goes into hiding in Italy It's possible Jo is trying to defect because of similar reasons, said Koh, who is a policy adviser for South Korean President Moon Jae-in. -North Korea dialogue being pursued by his administration, The Washington Post reported. Kim said in a nationally televised New Year address on Tuesday that he was ready to meet again with Trump anytime, but warned he may take a "new path" if USA sancti... [Full Article...]

UK police detain young man in Manchester stabbing, investigation continues

UK police detain young man in Manchester stabbing, investigation continues The man attacked a couple aged in their fifties, stabbing the woman in the face and abdomen and the man in the stomach. All three victims are in a serious condition and the police officer is receiving treatment for injuries to his shoulder. [Full Article...]

Sydney puts on dazzling 2019 fireworks, but gets the year wrong

Sydney puts on dazzling 2019 fireworks, but gets the year wrong But Mr Khan has defended his decision, tweeting: "Our spectacular #LondonNYE fireworks showed that whatever the outcome of Brexit - #LondonIsOpen - to business, talent, ideas & creativity - and why London really is the greatest city in the world'". [Full Article...]

Trump mocks Indian PM Modi for building a library in Afghanistan

Trump mocks Indian PM Modi for building a library in Afghanistan The US president, while addressing a cabinet meeting, defended his demand to build a $5 billion wall, questioning why "we give away money to other countries but not to our own country". Soon after the aid cut, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan. While not confirming plans for withdrawal, Miller said Tuesday at an event in Kabul that a ma... [Full Article...]

Police fire tear gas as protesters rally in Sudan capital

Police fire tear gas as protesters rally in Sudan capital Witnesses say demonstrators gathered in groups in downtown Khartoum, but were quickly confronted by security forces and unable to march to the palace of President Omar al-Bashir. Crowds of people have rallied since last week after the government raised the price of a loaf of bread from one Sudanese pound to three (from about two to six U.S. [Full Article...]

No Charges Over Germany Xenophobic Car Attack, Suspect Remains in Detention

No Charges Over Germany Xenophobic Car Attack, Suspect Remains in Detention Police said Wednesday that a judge on Tuesday night ordered the suspect held in detention while the investigation on suspicion of attempted homicide continues. The unemployed man reportedly told police that "the high number of foreigners is a problem for Germany that he wants to solve", said Spiegel. They said there was also preliminary information that the man was mentally ill but he had no p... [Full Article...]

Border patrol agents fire tear gas at group of migrants

Border patrol agents fire tear gas at group of migrants DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visited the border over the weekend in Texas to inspect migrant processing facilities and medical screenings of children. Shortly after the New Year began, dozens of migrants stood on a hill from which they could see USA border agents, who watched them closely. "Using tear gas against men, women, and children seeking protection is cruel and inhumane", Mazzola dec... [Full Article...]

Ohio Doctor Vows to Give Wrong Medicines to Jews

Ohio Doctor Vows to Give Wrong Medicines to Jews Kollab was a supervised resident at the Cleveland Clinic, which is consistently ranked among America's top hospitals. This resident at a clinic in Cleveland reportedly called Jewish people dogs, was rather unsympathetic about the Holocaust, and joked about purposefully giving Jewish people the wrong medication. [Full Article...]

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke and deputy resign

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke and deputy resign The Vatican says Italian journalist Alessandro Gisotti will take over from Burke as interim spokesperson. It gave no reason for Burke's resignation. Gisotti was hitherto social media coordinator for the the Dicastery for Communication. The comment might have referred to a high-stakes summit on preventing clergy sex abuse that Francis convened for February, as well as the pope's foreign trips p... [Full Article...]


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