United Kingdom trade minister says European Union ‘irresponsible’ to refuse to reopen Brexit deal

The EU has rejected reopening talks on the so-called "backstop", an insurance policy to keep an open border on the island of Ireland if Britain and the EU fail to reach a longer-term trade agreement before the end of a transition period. Britain is s... More..

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by | Monday, February 04, 2019

Freezing rain, drizzle expected for Sunday

Untreated surfaces may become ice covered and slippery. With the temperature hovering steady around 4 C, it'll be warm for the season, and the fog should mostly dissipate by noon. Colder toward the weekend, wit...More..

How About a Safe and Sane Super Bowl Celebration?
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

How About a Safe and Sane Super Bowl Celebration?

Illinois State Police are increasing efforts to crack down on unsafe and distracted driving over the Super Bowl weekend. "Millions of people will be watching the Super Bowl at parties and bars across the coun...More..

Police Searching for Escaped Prisoner in Conroe; Considered Extremely Dangerous
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Police Searching for Escaped Prisoner in Conroe; Considered Extremely Dangerous

Their bodies were found January 15 in Oklahoma, and three days later Marks was named a suspect. Law enforcement could be seen sprinting down a highway access road and swarming a Conroe Walmart. Two women were...More..

Trump says he'll keep US troops in Iraq to 'watch Iran'
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Trump says he'll keep US troops in Iraq to 'watch Iran'

Trump, who announced in December that he was ordering staff to execute a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of USA troops from Syria, made the comments in an interview taped Friday with CBS's Margaret Brennan...More..

by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

UK's May says she is "armed with fresh" Brexit mandate

May said opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn "also believes the potential indefinite nature of the backstop is an issue", and that the European Union has "already accepted the principle of "alternative arrangemen...More..

U.S. cuts aid supply to Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

U.S. cuts aid supply to Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza

ATCA allows Americans to sue any recipients of U.S. foreign aid for "acts of war", and was aimed at the Palestinians in particular, with many in Congress presenting it as a pro-Israel vote. The announcement com...More..

Comprehensive & Huge: EU-Japan Free Trade Deal 'Alive and Kicking'
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Comprehensive & Huge: EU-Japan Free Trade Deal 'Alive and Kicking'

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: 'Europe and Japan are sending a message to the world about the future of open and fair trade . In January, ahead of the EU-Japan deal's implementa...More..

Lebanon forms new govt. after 9 months of deadlock
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Lebanon forms new govt. after 9 months of deadlock

Western-backed Saad al-Hariri will face a big challenge in his third term as prime minister in trying to deliver reforms to address the dire state finances and unlock billions of dollars in pledged aid and loan...More..

US Urges Allies To Utilise Western Tech Instead Of Huawei
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

US Urges Allies To Utilise Western Tech Instead Of Huawei

December 21: Canada makes a formal demand for the release of Kovrig and Spavor. Canada is also pushing for greater consular access to both men. December 10: Two Canadians are detained separately in China ...More..

by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Iran video shows test launch of cruise missile

The resolution - which was in Iran's nuclear deal - called upon the country to not develop ballistic missiles created to deliver nuclear weapons for eight years. Washington says although Iran has met the term...More..

Red Cross talks to USA about risks of sending Venezuela aid
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Red Cross talks to USA about risks of sending Venezuela aid

He described Mr Maduro as a dictator and referred to Mr Guaido as his president, but refused to say whether he is still in Venezuela or has left the country. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shu...More..

USA fake university sting operation: Telugu associations step in as students panic
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

USA fake university sting operation: Telugu associations step in as students panic

The arrests came to light after the friends and families of the arrested students contacted the American Telugu Association (ATA) who along with their legal team contacted Indian student associations across the...More..

Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil predicts rare early spring
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil predicts rare early spring

The groundhog will leave his burrow at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on February 2 for the annual Groundhog Day ceremony. As the Midwest and East Coast try to recover from this week’s unsaf...More..

Catholic Church in Texas Names Nearly 300 Priests Accused of Abuse
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Catholic Church in Texas Names Nearly 300 Priests Accused of Abuse

Meanwhile, the Diocese of Laredo , which was founded in 2000, said officials did not find any credible allegations. Most of the Texas priests were dead, had been removed from the clergy, or both, accordin...More..

Trump says there's a 'good chance' he'll declare national emergency
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Trump says there's a 'good chance' he'll declare national emergency

Now, whether or not I declare a national emergency, that you'll see. Trump reached a deal with Democrats on January 25 to reopen the government for three weeks so that lawmakers can negotiate a deal that incl...More..

Man smuggles month-old leopard cub on plane to India
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Man smuggles month-old leopard cub on plane to India

On Saturday, AIU officers noticed the detained passenger moving in a suspicious manner in the arrival area. The flyer, who had travelled from Thailand, has been named as 45-year-old Kaja Moideen. Officials of...More..

Osinbajo's Chopper Crash-lands In Kogi
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Osinbajo's Chopper Crash-lands In Kogi

In a statement by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande in Abuja yesterday, Osinbajo, expressed thanks to Nigerians for their concern in the chopper incident which happened in Kabba, Kogi State. The propeller of O...More..

Iran unveils long-range cruise missile on anniversary of revolution
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Iran unveils long-range cruise missile on anniversary of revolution

Israel admits to having carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria against what it says are Iranian military targets and advanced arms deliveries to Tehran-backed Hezbollah. US President Donald Trump quit th...More..

Mariah Carey to perform in Saudi Arabia
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Mariah Carey to perform in Saudi Arabia

Responses to Alia al-Hathloul illuminated the cultural disconnect between right's activists and supporters of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . 'Whenever Loujain spoke about the torture sessions to my parents...More..

Kamala Harris, Julian Castro call on Northam to resign
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Kamala Harris, Julian Castro call on Northam to resign

One day after addressing the backlash for supporting a state measure that would significantly loosen restrictions on late-term abortions in Virginia, photos of two people on Governor Ralph Northam's medical...More..

Brisbane airport evacuated due to ‘bomb threat’
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Brisbane airport evacuated due to ‘bomb threat’

It is understood there are suspicions of a knife being involved. The International Airport has been evacuated and trains have now been stopped. It said that both Queensland Police and Australian Federal Pol...More..

United Kingdom parliament votes have made a no-deal Brexit 'likely'
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

United Kingdom parliament votes have made a no-deal Brexit 'likely'

Having boycotted earlier cross-party talks, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was ready to discuss a "sensible" approach to Brexit after MPs voted on Tuesday night to rule out no deal. May must report bac...More..

Karma's Potential to Hack iPhones Misused Many Times
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Karma's Potential to Hack iPhones Misused Many Times

The unit, known as "Project Raven" consisted of several USA security veterans - working alongside Emirati intelligence officials - contracted by the UAE intelligence service who spied on a number of people acro...More..

Palestinian girl shot dead by Israeli forces after alleged stabbing attempt
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Palestinian girl shot dead by Israeli forces after alleged stabbing attempt

Speaking about the move, Erdan said that "the extension of the closure of the Palestinian institutions is a message to the Palestinian Authority and the residents of East Jerusalem ", the Times of Israel rep...More..

USA applies visa sanctions on Ghana
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

USA applies visa sanctions on Ghana

In response, Secretary of State Pompeo ordered consular officers in Ghana to start implementing visa restrictions on certain categories of visa applicants. Some 7,000 Ghanaians have been earmarked for deportati...More..

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Early Spring
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Early Spring

The legendary first Groundhog Day trip to Gobbler's Knob was made the following year by a group of spirited groundhog hunters who dubbed themselves 'The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club '. Thousands of people congr...More..

Immigration officials are reportedly force-feeding migrants on a hunger strike
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Immigration officials are reportedly force-feeding migrants on a hunger strike

Eleven of the detainees refusing food , some for more than a month, are in custody at the El Paso Processing Center. Four others are in ICE detentions centers across the country: one each in Miami, Phoenix, Sa...More..

May's Brexit deal stumbles as European Union refuses to renegotiate
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

May's Brexit deal stumbles as European Union refuses to renegotiate

Mr Varadkar is scheduled to hold discussions with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday. The backstop arrangement is created to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish ...More..

First FGM conviction in UK as mother faces 'lengthy' jail sentence
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

First FGM conviction in UK as mother faces 'lengthy' jail sentence

The 37-year-old woman, from east London, was convicted following a trial at the Old Bailey. London police said that while investigating, officers found two cows' tongues pierced with nails and other items the...More..