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South Korea signs new deal to pay U.S. more for troop presence

South Korea signs new deal to pay U.S. more for troop presence The ROK leader said the second DPRK-U.S. summit would be a step forward and be a critical turning point in more concretely and visibly advancing the peninsula's complete denuclearization, new DPRK-U.S. During his election campaign, Trump suggested he could pull back troops from South Korea and Japan unless they took on greater a share of the financial burdens of supporting USA soldiers deployed th... [Full Article...]

Xinjiang education, training centers not akin to concentration camps: China

Xinjiang education, training centers not akin to concentration camps: China Chinese state media have released a video that purports to prove Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit is alive. "The re-emergence of concentration camps in the 21st century and China's systematic assimilation policy toward Uighur Turks are great embarrassment for humanity", Aksoy said. [Full Article...]

A Cold Amy Klobuchar Announces 2020 Campaign In Blizzard

A Cold Amy Klobuchar Announces 2020 Campaign In Blizzard Klobuchar, 58, is the fifth Senate Democrat to join the race, and the fifth woman serving in Congress to announce a bid. She is citing the need to "heal the heart of our democracy and renew our commitment to the common good". Klobuchar began her foray into Minnesota politics by advocating for better access to health care for babies and new mothers after her own daughter was born with health co... [Full Article...]

Gov. Newsom Plans to Withdraw Troops from U.S.-Mexico Border

Gov. Newsom Plans to Withdraw Troops from U.S.-Mexico Border Newsom will formally announce the plan during his State of the State address Monday. "This is our answer to the White House: No more division, xenophobia or nativism", Newsom plans to say, according to prepared remarks. This week, it appears as though the second state, California , will do the same. "We're still listening, we're still talking, but we're not leading the negotiations", he s... [Full Article...]

Timeline: Iran’s Islamic Revolution and the 40 years that followed

Timeline: Iran’s Islamic Revolution and the 40 years that followed Following reports of a second failed space launch by Iran in less than a month, the U.S. State Department last week called for "tougher global restrictions to deter Iran's missile program". Iranians march towards Azadi Square during Monday's rally. Iranian leaders say they are protecting national interests. "The United States does not have the courage to shoot a single bullet at us despite ... [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 17 as huge blaze rips through Indian hotel

Death toll rises to 17 as huge blaze rips through Indian hotel A fire at a hotel in New Delhi has killed at least 17 people, including a child, according to officials. "Nine people are dead including a woman and a child". The fire has already been controlled and the cooling process is underway. In December, six people were killed when a fire engulfed a hospital in Mumbai, the capital of western Maharashtra state. [Full Article...]

US Navy warships sail in South China Sea near contested manmade island

US Navy warships sail in South China Sea near contested manmade island China struck an upbeat note on Monday as trade talks resumed with the United States, but also expressed anger at a U.S. Navy mission through the disputed South China Sea , casting a shadow over the prospect for improved Beijing-Washington ties. [Full Article...]

Iran Marks 40th Anniversary of Revolution

Iran Marks 40th Anniversary of Revolution Soldiers, students, clerics and black-clad women holding small children flocked to the streets of cities and towns, many carrying portraits of Khomeini and Iran's current supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Israeli television reported last week that Israel has discovered a new ambitious precision missile factory being constructed by Iran in Syria together with the Syrian government and Leban... [Full Article...]

Newborn baby rescued from storm drain in South Africa

Newborn baby rescued from storm drain in South Africa Emergency services quickly descended on the scene and following a lengthy operation - which saw them dig down to the pipe, cut it open and pull the baby out - managed to rescue her. He added:' It is great news she has been rescued and she is now in a stable condition so a great ending for all the rescuers and personnel and paramedics who did this. [Full Article...]

O'Rourke, Trump to headline dueling Texas border town rallies

O'Rourke, Trump to headline dueling Texas border town rallies After a 35-day partial government shutdown that ended January 25, the federal government could close again if congressional Republicans and Democrats cannot hammer out a compromise. A week after he told Oprah Winfrey that he'd decide on a White House run by the end of the month, Beto O'Rourke will take on President Trump Monday evening in dueling rallies along the U.S. [Full Article...]

Liam Fox’s department u-turns on Brexit trade deal pledge

Liam Fox’s department u-turns on Brexit trade deal pledge That would allow them to have another attempt at winning a majority for an amendment that could force the prime minister's hand - if she has not brought a reworked version of her Brexit deal back to parliament for MPs' approval before then. [Full Article...]

Protester loses hand in Paris clashes

Protester loses hand in Paris clashes The " yellow vest " demonstrators, named for high-visibility vehicle jackets, began in mid-November over fuel taxes then broadened into a more general revolt against a political class they view as out of touch with the common people. "We mustn't give up", said pensioner Serge Mairesse, from Aubervilliers, just outside Paris . The French President was eventually forced to abandon the charge in a... [Full Article...]

Priyanka Gandhi holds roadshow to launch her political career

Priyanka Gandhi holds roadshow to launch her political career Huge banners and poster of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been placed on the roads of Lucknow by the party workers on the eve of mega rally. When the three senior Congress leaders embarked on the roadshow, from the airport to the party headquarters, rose petals and marigold garlands were showered at their cavalcade. [Full Article...]

Maduro launches large-scale war game amid crisis

Maduro launches large-scale war game amid crisis He directed his comments at soldiers deployed to a bridge connecting Venezuela with Colombia . Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro launched what he described as the "most important" military drills in the history on Sunday amid an ongoing political crisis in the South American nation. [Full Article...]

Jewish Democrats to Pelosi: Denounce Rep. Ilhan Omar over 'anti-Semitic' tweets

Jewish Democrats to Pelosi: Denounce Rep. Ilhan Omar over 'anti-Semitic' tweets Dan Shapiro, the US ambassador to Israel during the Obama administration, harshly criticized Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar for saying that Jewish groups buy support for Congress to be pro-Israel, saying in a tweet that her comments are "a vile anti-Semitic trope [that] need to be condemned by all in our party". [Full Article...]

Acting Pentagon chief lands in Afghanistan, supports Kabul role in peace talks

Acting Pentagon chief lands in Afghanistan, supports Kabul role in peace talks Although the progress in Qatar was hopeful, analysts believed that reaching a final agreement is far from guaranteed, saying the Taliban still refuses to negotiate a political settlement with the Afghan government. Acting U.S. defense secretary Patrick Shanahan meets with Afghan commandos at Camp Morehead in Kabul , Afghanistan February 11, 2019. Trump has already said he is pulling out all 2,0... [Full Article...]

WEATHER WATCH: Quiet, calm Monday; Winter storm on the way for Tuesday

WEATHER WATCH: Quiet, calm Monday; Winter storm on the way for Tuesday Scattered rain showers for Tuesday afternoon that will transition to scattered snow showers Tuesday night . Temperatures in Boston on Wednesday may linger in the 40s until sundown, and as a result, the city could see a slushy commute as fallen snow and ice melt. [Full Article...]

Remote Russian region `scared' of polar bear `invasion'

Remote Russian region `scared' of polar bear `invasion' Polar bears went on a rampage in a Russian village. The measure was triggered by a massive invasion of polar bears, the governor's press office said in a statement. They are staying in that location [near Belushya Guba] because there is some alternative food. The military personnel and employees are delivered to workplaces by special vehicles, while the area is patrolled. [Full Article...]

Police in Miami release surveillance video of a possible abduction

Police in Miami release surveillance video of a possible abduction Video shows the woman approach two men outside of Le Ceiba Tire Shop, located at 2345 NW 36 St., on Friday. The video shows the woman entering the shop, then being forced out by a man with his hand over her mouth. "He hit her like 20 more times with the door". "This is someone's daughter, this is someone's sister, someone's family member", said Miami Police Commander Freddie Cruz. [Full Article...]

No rest for the tired: Next winter storm arrives tonight

If the snow doesn't turn into ice pellets and freezing rain, however, total snowfall amounts could be higher. Unfortunately for those of us that have had enough of Old Man Winter, this may not be our only weather headache this week as yet another storm could provide additional snowfall by late Thursday into early Friday . [Full Article...]


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