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Chinese media rejects suggestion death for Canadian drug smuggler a pressure tactic Chinese media rejects suggestion death for Canadian drug smuggler a pressure tactic
- January 17, 2019

In a move observers see as retaliation over the Huawei case, Chinese authorities detained two other Canadian citizens - a former diplomat and a business consultant - on suspicion of endangering national security. Meng was charged with conspiracy to defraud banks in relation to transactions that violated USA sanctions against Iran, an allegation that comes as the Trump administration seeks to limit Chinese telecom companies from dominating 5G wireless networks. (more...)
Top Kremlin aide dismisses ‘stupid’ claims that Trump is a Russian agent Top Kremlin aide dismisses ‘stupid’ claims that Trump is a Russian agent
- January 17, 2019

Ushakov said Russia's relations with the United States were "at rock bottom" and "nothing has happened in the context of developing them". The INF bans ground-launched cruise and ballistic missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers. (more...)
Witness Claims El Chapo Paid Mexican Prez $100M Witness Claims El Chapo Paid Mexican Prez $100M
- January 16, 2019

Guzman allegedly founded the Sinaloa Cartel, an global money laundering, drug trafficking and organized crime network that was established during the mid-1980s, and widely considered one of the world's most powerful illicit drug organizations. (more...)
United States soldiers among those killed, injured in Manbij explosion United States soldiers among those killed, injured in Manbij explosion
- January 16, 2019

Just three days ago, President Donald Trump tweeted that the " long overdue pullout " of USA troops from Syria had begun. Four US soldiers were killed and three injured in a suicide bombing targeting US-led coalition forces in the northern Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday. (more...)
Rotating ice disc forms in U.S. river Rotating ice disc forms in U.S. river
- January 16, 2019

Officials estimate the spinning ice formation to be just over 90 metres in diameter. The captivating natural oddity has drawn comparison to an alien spacecraft, a carousel and the Moon. No exact measurement of the Westbrook Ice Disc has been taken, but in video shot from a drone and shared by the city, it appears larger than two nearby downtown buildings. (more...)
Rundle: Theresa May defeated on crucial Brexit vote Rundle: Theresa May defeated on crucial Brexit vote
- January 16, 2019

Here is how the process, which could ultimately trigger a general election , will work. European Union president Jean-Claude Juncker released a statement within minutes of the vote, saying "I take note with regret of the outcome of the vote in the House of Commons this evening". (more...)
EU Brexit negotiator fears disorderly Brexit more than ever EU Brexit negotiator fears disorderly Brexit more than ever
- January 16, 2019

There is nothing to stop the government bringing back the same deal again and again to the House of Commons until either MPs accept it, or seek to oust Ms May, who faces a no confidence vote on Wednesday called by the opposition Labour Party. (more...)
Canada asks China for clemency over Robert Lloyd Schellenberg Canada asks China for clemency over Robert Lloyd Schellenberg
- January 16, 2019

While China has been vocal about Canada's arrest of Meng on 1 December, Trudeau's comments in recent days have also been "unhelpful", said Byers. Ardern was not available for comment today but a spokeswoman for duty minister Grant Robertson confirmed Ardern had a brief conversation with Trudeau yesterday. (more...)
Local councils forced to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day Local councils forced to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day
- January 16, 2019

Labor leader Bill Shorten said 530 of Australia's 537 councils already held citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day. Both councils were stripped of their power to hold citizenship ceremonies. Opposition leader Bill Shorten has played down the need for such a change to the code, noting that nearly all councils already hold these ceremonies. (more...)
Brexit: Irish cabinet to discuss 'no deal plans' Brexit: Irish cabinet to discuss 'no deal plans'
- January 16, 2019

As Mrs May gave her final speech to MPs ahead of the historic vote, Mr Dodds interjected to ask: "Would she agree that, whatever one's view on this agreement and whatever arguments that people deploy, we should not be using the peace or political process in NI as arguments for voting for or against this?" Summarising his party's opposition to the much-maligned treaty, Sir Jeffrey said the DUP was not advocating a no-deal Brexit, but warned that what was on the table was not in the best ... (more...)
President Trump serves fast food dinner on silver platters President Trump serves fast food dinner on silver platters
- January 16, 2019

The South Carolina team, which defeated the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide 44-16 on January 7, was offered a candelabra-lit spread of takeout food from McDonald's , Wendy's, Burger King and Domino's. The White House did not immediately disclose how much the order cost. " They all grabbed several [burgers] off the table", Bannister said of the players. (more...)
Dash Cam Captures Toddler in Car Seat Falling Out of Moving Car Dash Cam Captures Toddler in Car Seat Falling Out of Moving Car
- January 16, 2019

Dashcam footage has captured the terrifying moment a toddler flew out of a moving vehicle despite being securely fastened into a auto seat. Mock came to the aid of the child, who was confirmed by police to be uninjured. "When more strangers were approaching she was a little more frigidity" Mock told The Mankato Times , saying on Facebook that the parents came back and that "the child was OK". (more...)
U.S. and Turkish presidents discuss safe zone in northern Syria U.S. and Turkish presidents discuss safe zone in northern Syria
- January 16, 2019

Erdogan has vowed to crush it in the wake of Trump's decision to pull troops out. The PKK is blacklisted by Turkey as well as by the United States . Trump and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke on Monday in what seemed an effort to quell the dispute but Washington stuck to its emphasis on protecting the Kurds, among the most effective fighters against Daesh militants. (more...)
Iran says it's launched a satellite that didn't reach orbit Iran says it's launched a satellite that didn't reach orbit
- January 16, 2019

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promptly slammed Iran over the launch, accusing Tehran of lying and alleging that the "innocent satellite" was actually "the first stage of an intercontinental missile" Iran is developing in violation of global agreements. (more...)