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Russia scraps nuke arms deal with US

Russia scraps nuke arms deal with US The Trump administration said it was freeing itself from the constraints of a nuclear arms control treaty with Russian Federation. For Japan, which depends substantially on the US for its national security, Washington's withdrawal from the treaty is not something it can criticize directly. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom approves tycoon Mallya's extradition to India

United Kingdom approves tycoon Mallya's extradition to India In making extradition decisions, the Minister has to consider issues including whether the death penalty would be involved or the person be extradited to a third country (neither of which would apply in this case). "The entire crown prosecution case and defense will be heard (in high court), and thereafter the court may choose to set aside or confirm the magistrate's order". [Full Article...]

Iranian Defense Minister Claims Tehran Tested a New Long-Range Ballistic Missile

Iranian Defense Minister Claims Tehran Tested a New Long-Range Ballistic Missile The US has repeatedly accused Iran of violating the resolution. "Since ending the bad Iran Nuclear Deal, they are MUCH different, but a source of potential danger and conflict", Trump wrote. It says its missiles are defensive and used for deterrence and rejected talks over its missile programme. Amir Hatami, underlining that the Islamic Republic of Iran is improving day by day the ability to d... [Full Article...]

Lunar New Year welcomes the year of the pig

Lunar New Year welcomes the year of the pig Thousands of incense-carrying petitioners crammed into the city's famous Wong Tai Sin temple overnight, a popular location to mark the first prayers of the New Year . Known as the Spring Festival in China , the holiday is traditionally a time to honor deities and ancestors. Chinese families often gather for the annual reunion dinner. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors subpoena Trump inaugural committee for documents

Prosecutors subpoena Trump inaugural committee for documents The Journal reported in December that prosecutors were looking into whether the committee misspent the $107 million it raised to stage events celebrating Trump's inauguration in January 2017, as well as whether donors made contributions in exchange for political favors - a potential violation of federal corruption laws. [Full Article...]

Fate of Mexican drug lord El Chapo now rests with US jury

Fate of Mexican drug lord El Chapo now rests with US jury Guzman, 61, was extradited to the US previous year to face multiple charges of drug trafficking and money laundering, after escaping a Mexican maximum security prison then being recaptured. FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman , center, is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a hanger in Mexico City, after he was captured ove... [Full Article...]

Super Bowl: Commentary compares woeful offence to Black Caps

Super Bowl: Commentary compares woeful offence to Black Caps That's two years before the first Super Bowl. Tom Brady No. 12 of the New England Patriots shouts in the second half Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., on February 3, 2019. "Everybody counted us out from the beginning of the season, the mid-season but we're still here". The Rams looked likely to hit right back when Jared Goff marched Los Angeles into New England ... [Full Article...]

France's Yellow Vests to take part in European Union elections

France's Yellow Vests to take part in European Union elections The government warned on Friday that police would not hesitate to use flashballs in the event of violence by demonstrators after it was authorised by France's highest administrative court. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner acknowledged that the weapon - used more than 9,200 times since the start of the yellow vest protests - could cause injuries. [Full Article...]

Sarah Sanders Has A New Name For Trump's 'Executive Time'

Sarah Sanders Has A New Name For Trump's 'Executive Time' The president has always been known to dedicate a significant amount of time to watching television in the White House, in addition to taking time to read some newspapers and speak with members of Congress, aides and informal advisers about what he reads in the press. [Full Article...]

Trump believes differences smoothed over with National Football League on anthem

Trump believes differences smoothed over with National Football League on anthem Trump noted at the beginning of his answer that he didn't have much concern about the question for Barron because "he actually plays a lot of soccer". NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell highlighted Atlanta's history of racial activism in comments to reporters this week and said the National Football League, where 70 percent of players are African American, was devoted to "honoring that legacy". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom recognises Juan Guaido as interim President of Venezuela

United Kingdom recognises Juan Guaido as interim President of Venezuela Seven EU states had given Maduro a Sunday midnight deadline to call presidential elections or they would recognise Guaido. Sweden, Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands and Lithuania also lined up behind Guaido, who also has the backing of the United States and many South American nations . [Full Article...]

EU Agrees No-Deal Brexit Compensation For Irish Farmers

EU Agrees No-Deal Brexit Compensation For Irish Farmers As the risk of Britain leaving the European Union without an amicable withdrawal agreement continues to hang over ongoing negotiations, emergency proposals to rescue the royal family during the Cold War era have been "repurposed" in recent weeks to ensure their protection. [Full Article...]

Protesters Pushed Back At NYC Federal Jail Where Power Out

Protesters Pushed Back At NYC Federal Jail Where Power Out The Bureau of Prisons acknowledged in an emailed statement Saturday that the jail "experienced a partial power outage due to a fire in the switch gear room". Earlier, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter that the city was sending hundreds of blankets and hand warmers to the detention center and that generators will be made available. [Full Article...]

Trump pushes withdrawal from 'endless' Afghanistan, Syria wars

Trump pushes withdrawal from 'endless' Afghanistan, Syria wars US President Donald Trump has denied talk that American troops will be pulled from Iraq, due to threat from Iran over the border. "He is clearly in campaign mode and and this is aimed at his America First Base. We can come back very quickly, and I'm not leaving. We have very fast airplanes, we have very good cargo planes. He also slammed the notion that the USA has a base in Iraq, reminding ... [Full Article...]

Thailand to Detain Bahraini Soccer Player Until April in Extradition Case

Thailand to Detain Bahraini Soccer Player Until April in Extradition Case He shouted "don't send me to Bahrain". Speaking outside a Bangkok court this morning, Mr Foster, who has visited Hakeem in prison there, accused Bahrain of "using" Thailand, given Hakeem had spent years in Australia without any troubles. All of Australia is with you. Former Australia soccer captain Craig Foster, who is leading a global charge to release Al-Araibi , told CNN outside the courtr... [Full Article...]

Iran announces successful test of long-range cruise missile

Iran announces successful test of long-range cruise missile It is part of the Soumar group of cruise missiles, first unveiled in 2015 with a range of 700 kilometres, according to the minister. UN Security Council Resolution 2231 - adopted just after the nuclear deal - calls on Iran "not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons". [Full Article...]

Worst floods in a century to worsen as Australia bakes

Worst floods in a century to worsen as Australia bakes Streets turned into rivers and thousands were forced to abandon their homes in northeast Australia after a deluge not seen in a hundred years hit. RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said it was critical residents paid attention to the warnings and adhered to instructions from authorities . [Full Article...]

European Union states called on to recognize Venezuela opposition leader

European Union states called on to recognize Venezuela opposition leader United States military intervention in Venezuela was not imminent but all options remained on the table, National Security Adviser John Bolton has said. Washington and its Western allies formally recognised Guaido as interim head of state last week and the European Parliament followed suit on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Dead, 2 Hospitalized after Small Plane Crashes into Southern California Backyard

Dead, 2 Hospitalized after Small Plane Crashes into Southern California Backyard Video showed airplane parts scattered on the ground and on rooftops. Authorities say two people were also injured. The plane came to a stop on a backyard downhill from the burned house. The two who suffered injuries were transported to a local hospital, authorities said. No other information was immediately available. Footage from the scene shows that multiple homes were damaged, one of whic... [Full Article...]

Longtime MMA Veteran On The Run From Three Pending Murder Charges

Longtime MMA Veteran On The Run From Three Pending Murder Charges Scott and her close friend Michael Swearingin were last heard from on January 4. Cedric Marks escaped from the private prison transport van during a stop for food at a McDonald's in Conroe, Texas , Police Lieutenant Dorcy McGinnis said during a news conference in the city, which is about 65 kilometres north of Houston. [Full Article...]


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