May puts Brexit 'Plan B' strategy to parliament

It is "obvious" there will be a hard border in Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the European Commission's chief spokesman has said. May didn't offer any proposals on Monday, but she said she planned to keep discussing ideas with MPs. More..

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Trump tweets MLK Day tribute in wake of criticism
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Trump tweets MLK Day tribute in wake of criticism

Joined by Vice President Pence, Trump made a brief appearance at the Martin Luther King, Jr . President Donald Trump has paid a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. nor the president, have any official th...More..

Daesh-claimed bomb attack kills 5 SDF militants in NE Syria
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Daesh-claimed bomb attack kills 5 SDF militants in NE Syria

The Observatory said three people were injured, but the USA military said there were no American casualties. The attack, on which there was no immediate comment from the coalition, came less than a week afte...More..

Brexit: Hints of rapprochement between DUP and Theresa May
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Brexit: Hints of rapprochement between DUP and Theresa May

The First Minister said she would reveal details of her timetable for a second independence referendum within a "matter of weeks". She said it would break the trust of the 17.4 million voters who backed leaving...More..

Pakistan may host Taliban, US talks
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Pakistan may host Taliban, US talks

He said that solution to Afghan issue is not possible without intra-Afghan dialogue, adding that, "Pakistan considers it vital for restoring peace in the entire region". Washington, he added, was mistaken to co...More..

Backstop main obstacle to Brexit deal
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Backstop main obstacle to Brexit deal

Much of the opposition in Westminster centres on the Irish backstop as it would retain the United Kingdom in a customs union with the EU if there were no other ways to prevent a hard border in Ireland. He tol...More..

Deadly blast hits cargo ships near Crimea
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Deadly blast hits cargo ships near Crimea

Rescuers rushed to the scene and have picked up more than three dozen sailors, mainly nationals from Turkey and India . The two ships, named Kandy and Maestro, were carrying 31 people in total and majority...More..

Extreme Cold Warning still in effect for the Stratford area
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Extreme Cold Warning still in effect for the Stratford area

Monday's wind chill values of -30°C to -38°C continue this morning, following the weekend's severely cold pattern . Highs warm back into the 30s Tuesday with abundant sunshine. Despite sunny skies, temperat...More..

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris announces United States presidency bid
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris announces United States presidency bid

If elected, she would be the first woman, the first woman of Asian heritage and the first African-American woman as president. "That's the language that I grew up hearing, and it was about a belief that we are ...More..

Trump, Pence commemorate MLK Day with brief visit to national monument
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Trump, Pence commemorate MLK Day with brief visit to national monument

Trump's tweet also included a Presidential Proclamation noting the Trump Administration's progress towards job creation and criminal justice reform-efforts for the "advancement of equality and justice for a...More..

'More than 100' killed in Taliban attack in central Afghanistan
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

'More than 100' killed in Taliban attack in central Afghanistan

The Taliban have been increasing their attacks on security forces and government installations in recent months after Afghan and U.S. troops began concertedly targeting militant field commanders. Attempts to ...More..

Researchers discovers TWENTY secret ballistic missile sites in North Korea
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Researchers discovers TWENTY secret ballistic missile sites in North Korea

Scientists say U.S. president Donald Trump's administration have paid too little attention to the biological threat, as he gears up for another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The announcement ab...More..

Giuliani: ’So what’ if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Giuliani: ’So what’ if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

Giuliani quoted Mr. Trump as saying during an interview with The New York Times . The Washington Post reported Saturday that Mueller's office was then blindsided by details in the BuzzFeed report, includ...More..

Rogue Chinese scientist He Jiankui faces punishment for creating gene-edited babies
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Rogue Chinese scientist He Jiankui faces punishment for creating gene-edited babies

Background: Back in November 2018, He Jiankui claimed he'd created the world's first gene-edited babies: twins whose DNA had been altered to stop them from contracting HIV. He will be "dealt with seriously acc...More..

Disturbing video shows toddler walking towards police with her hands up
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Disturbing video shows toddler walking towards police with her hands up

Tallahassee police released body camera footage on Friday, in response to a social media video alleging police had their guns raised as a toddler exited a vehicle with her hands up during an arrest. "The offi...More..

Australian rallies demand safe streets for women after Israeli student murder
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Australian rallies demand safe streets for women after Israeli student murder

The man accused of the rape and murder of Palestinian student Aiia Maasarwe has been remanded in custody until at least June. A 20-year-old man was charged with her murder. "It would be very confronting for t...More..

Trump, Pence Honor MLK Day With Two-Minute Visit To Memorial
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Trump, Pence Honor MLK Day With Two-Minute Visit To Memorial

He compared King's belief in using the legislative process to solve social problems to what the President is trying to do. "He inspired us to change through the legislative process, to become a more ideal uni...More..

Location for second US-North Korea summit chosen, says Trump
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Location for second US-North Korea summit chosen, says Trump

The meeting came as Kim Yong-chol, a top North Korean official, wrapped up his three-day visit to Washington on Sunday after meeting with US President Donald Trump and agreeing to hold a second summit next ...More..

by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Fox News Apologizes for Airing Graphic Implying Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died

While she has remained home during the recovery, the justice is continuing to review cases, reading transcripts of oral arguments and analyzing court documents. "This was a technical error that emanated from th...More..

Richest 26 People Own As Much As 3.8 Billion Poorest
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Richest 26 People Own As Much As 3.8 Billion Poorest

Since the financial crisis almost a decade ago, the number of billionaires has nearly doubled, with a new one created every two days between 2017 and 2018. "Children from poor families in India are three times ...More..

Harris: I’m running
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Harris: I’m running "for the people"

Harris, a high-profile member of the Senate Judiciary Committee , faced both massive backlash and praise for her combative line of questioning of Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court hearings. Harr...More..

Mexico’s Fuel-Theft Explosion Death Toll Rises -- 79 Dead — GRAPHIC
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Mexico’s Fuel-Theft Explosion Death Toll Rises -- 79 Dead — GRAPHIC

Screaming people ran from the flames, some themselves burning and waving their arms. However, he said the death toll could still rise as authorities reviewed the site. "I call on the whole government to ass...More..

Strong missile shield protects United States, allies
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Strong missile shield protects United States, allies

Russian Foreign Ministry says United States strategy gives "green light to the prospect of basing missile strike capabilities in space", which is confrontational. - Missile defenses will continue to defend US...More..

Theresa May standing firm on Brexit red lines
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Theresa May standing firm on Brexit red lines

Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney was adamant over the weekend the backstop - meant to ensure there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic - was an essential part of the Withdrawal Agr...More..

Winter storm doesn't stop some Midwesterners
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Winter storm doesn't stop some Midwesterners

Sunday . First, a low-pressure system, the sort of air mass typically responsible for storm activity, has moved over the continent from the Pacific Ocean. In Detroit, many motorists were moving well below poste...More..

Arctic air, gusts make for unsafe cold
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Arctic air, gusts make for unsafe cold

As these temperatures fall, plenty of residual moisture and leftover standing water on area roads will freeze, leading to the development of black ice. It will last until 12 a.m. Tuesday. Gusts could hit 50 mil...More..

Democratic lawmaker offers path for agreement on shutdown
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Democratic lawmaker offers path for agreement on shutdown

With hundreds of thousands of federal workers set to face another federal pay period without paychecks, the issue passed to the Senate, where McConnell has agreed to bring Trump's proposal to the floor this w...More..

Macron's debate put to test as protesters again take to streets
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Macron's debate put to test as protesters again take to streets

A prominent and provocative protester promoted a march yesterday starting at the Invalides monument in Paris , home to Napoleon's tomb, to honour hundreds injured since the movement kicked off on November 17...More..

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonia name change
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonia name change

Some protesters hurled petrol bombs and stones at police but others demonstrated peacefully with the estimated 60 thousand demonstrators who gathered in Syntagma Square, outside parliament. The rally was one of...More..

Theresa May Mulls Another
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Theresa May Mulls Another "Plan A" Idea That Won't Work - Mish Talk

She made it clear that the level of support "expected from Labour MPs was not deemed strong enough to pass" Brexit legislation before Britain leaves, Sky News reported. Brexiteers within the Tory ranks may then...More..