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Virginia governor apologizes for racist photo; not resigning

Virginia governor apologizes for racist photo; not resigning Ralph Northam deals with the fallout following reports that racist photos appeared on his college yearbook page , Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) has issued a statement on the issue. Said Jack Wilson, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia : "Racism has no place in Virginia". In addition to politicians in the state, the Virginia governor has also reportedly been calling former ... [Full Article...]

Goldman Sachs ups 'no-deal' likelihood after United Kingdom parliament amendment vote

Goldman Sachs ups 'no-deal' likelihood after United Kingdom parliament amendment vote Despite the United Kingdom parliament voting down Labour MP Yvette Cooper's amendment that sought to delay Brexit by extending Article 50 past deadline day - March 29 - in a bid to secure an agreement and avoid a no-deal, Hunt has suggested a delay may be inevitable. [Full Article...]

Mariah Carey dismisses activists’ calls to cancel Saudi Arabia concert

Mariah Carey dismisses activists’ calls to cancel Saudi Arabia concert In the article, Walid Alhathloul writes that during a recent visit by his parents to see Loujain she told them she was regularly whipped, beaten, electrocuted and sexually harassed in a basement she called the 'palace of terror.' Alhathloul was arrested in May 2018, along with 10 other women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia . [Full Article...]

Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring However this would physically be impossible as each ancient groundhog lives to be between six and eight years. Since the entire holiday hinges on a pudgy rodent's weather predictions, it's natural to question how often Punxsutawney Phil is actually correct. [Full Article...]

'No progress' Russian Federation says on nuclear treaty

'No progress' Russian Federation says on nuclear treaty Signed in 1987 by U.S. president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev , the INF treaty bans ground-launched missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometres. Their deployment would undoubtedly have implications for U.S. allies in Asia as Washington would probably seek their assistance to forward-deploy land-based intermediate range and advanced conventional weapons to contain China... [Full Article...]

Mere sinkhole on the road was a tunnel to the Florida Bank

Mere sinkhole on the road was a tunnel to the Florida Bank Police cut the fence line and found the tunnel's entrance covered by a wooden pallet, CNN affiliate WPLG reported. He said: "I saw something like this in the movies, however this hole is so small, it's unique". "They're heading toward the ATM, I don't think they were doing that for any other reason", said Leverock. Road workers in Florida sent out to fix a sinkhole got a surprise this week w... [Full Article...]

India closely following Afghan peace process: Government

India closely following Afghan peace process: Government Details emerging from the Pakistan-sponsored round of talks in Qatar, Doha between USA envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban have evidently upset the fragile government in Kabul . Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that the "keys to war are in Islamabad , Quetta, Rawalpindi" - all cities in Pakistan - suggesting the neighboring country was a safe haven for cross-border militan... [Full Article...]

United States governor apologises for racist yearbook photo

United States governor apologises for racist yearbook photo The yearbook page is labeled "Ralph Shearer Northam" and has photos of him in a jacket and tie, casual clothes and alongside his restored Corvette. Virginia's Legislative Black Caucus condemned Northam in a stinging statement but stopped short of saying he should step down. [Full Article...]

What is a 'frost quake'? Explaining the weather phenomenon

What is a 'frost quake'? Explaining the weather phenomenon This pressure has to be relieved, so small explosions happen causing loud but harmless booms, sometimes even causing the earth to shake. Extremely cold air like we have this week can cause lots of creaking and snapping sounds, but on rare occasions, it can cause a boom or bang. [Full Article...]

At least 21 dead as 'polar vortex' continues in Midwest

At least 21 dead as 'polar vortex' continues in Midwest In Saco, Maine, firefighters had to worry about frostbite, slippery conditions and frozen gear as they chipped away at ice and snow to move hoses. That's more than half of the scheduled flights for Wednesday and Thursday. Local media reported that the 18-year-old was found unconscious outside a university building when temperatures were in the negative double digits in Iowa City. [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA test

Elizabeth Warren apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA test Warren released her DNA test results in October as evidence she had Native American in her bloodline, albeit at least six generations back. Warren's DNA test caused backlash and even a statement from the Cherokee Nation condemning the stunt. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Interim President Accuses Maduro of Intimidating His Family

Venezuela's Interim President Accuses Maduro of Intimidating His Family Pence said the US would be exerting all diplomatic and economic pressure to bring a "peaceful transition to democracy" and called on other nations to support Juan Guaido , who self-proclaimed himself interim president last week. ambassador to the Organization of American States. John Bolton, Trump's national security adviser, tweeted that "bankers, brokers, traders, facilitators, and othe... [Full Article...]

Stone heads to court; Mueller cites potential evidence trove

Stone heads to court; Mueller cites potential evidence trove On Tuesday, he pleaded not guilty to a seven-count indictment . She also said that if a gag order is imposed, that wouldn't limit all of Stone's public speaking. For the same reason, she issued a gag order in Paul Manafort's recent case. After his arrest he was released on $250,000 (£189,000) bail and with restrictions allowing him to travel only for court appearances in Florida, Washing... [Full Article...]

One dead and six injured after man opens fire in Corsica: authorities

One dead and six injured after man opens fire in Corsica: authorities A police operation is underway to try to launch negotiation with the shooter and neutralize him after he was hiding in the building where he lives. The man began firing at around 4:25 p.m.in Bastia's Montesoro neighbourhood. One of the casualties is said to be a police officer. There was no immediate word on a possible motive, but the Le Monde newspaper said the suspect had a history of violen... [Full Article...]

Canada reduces staff in Cuba after another diplomat suffers ‘unusual health symptoms’

Canada reduces staff in Cuba after another diplomat suffers ‘unusual health symptoms’ Security at the mission in Havana has been beefed up, it added, while staffing levels have been reduced by "up to half". At that time, the Canadian government said that it had made a decision to allow embassy employees in Cuba to leave for Canada if they wished. [Full Article...]

Senate investigators told Trump Jr.'s mysterious calls weren't with his father

Senate investigators told Trump Jr.'s mysterious calls weren't with his father Despite the new information, House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam B. Schiff told MSNBC he still wants access to Don Jr.'s phone records. At the center of many Russia-collusion conspiracy theories is the Trump Tower meeting which Donald Trump Jr . [Full Article...]

Man charged over fake 'slip and fall' insurance claim

Man charged over fake 'slip and fall' insurance claim CCTV footage purports to show the man throwing ice on the floor and then lying down on it. Late previous year, Goldinsky, an independent contractor, filed an insurance claim for an injury he said happened when he slipped inside that Woodbridge business, where he was working. [Full Article...]

Trump And Security, Nuclear Arms Deal Suspended, Polar Vortex

Trump And Security, Nuclear Arms Deal Suspended, Polar Vortex However, the Commander-in-Chief, who has clashed with the intelligence service previously over allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential race, said Iran is "coming very close to the edge". During that summit, Trump and Kim agreed to "work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula". Mr Biegun will meet his North Korean counterpart in South Korea on 3 February for... [Full Article...]

Cory Booker jumps into 2020 White House race

Cory Booker jumps into 2020 White House race While Booker has been reluctant to attack the President directly, not wanting to emulate his tactics, Trump has not hesitated to target the senator - saying during a White House event in October that Booker "ran Newark, New Jersey, into thecs say Booker did not meet his lofty promises to reshape the city, with some progressives faulting his support for school choice, among other issues". [Full Article...]

United States produces new nuclear warhead while accusing Russian Federation of violating INF treaty

United States produces new nuclear warhead while accusing Russian Federation of violating INF treaty NATO says that if Moscow fails to destroy all new missile systems that Washington insists violate the treaty, "Russia will bear sole responsibility for the end of the treaty". "So we must prepare for a world without the Treaty", she wrote. "Russia has refused to take any steps to return (to) real and verifiable compliance", Pompeo told reporters. [Full Article...]


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